The Valier Public School is holding a preschool screening and kindergarten roundup from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Valier High School MPR.

The screening is open to all children birth through kindergarten age, regardless of whether they will be attending public or private schools. The screening begins at 9 a.m. for kindergarten-age students. Preschool screening starts at 10 a.m., and an appointment is required for preschool only.

Areas screened (based on age) include vision, hearing, speech, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and concepts.

Children are not labeled as a result of their performance during screening. If a child shows up having a difficulty in any of the areas screened, recommendations are made to the parents regarding the need for further evaluation and/or things they can do at home to help their child.

Though children have been screened in previous years, it is strongly recommended that they be screened again. As a child gets older, he/she goes through many physical and developmental changes, and it is very important to monitor growth.

If you have a child that is ready for kindergarten, please contact the school. The new kindergarten students spend the morning in class with this year’s kindergarten students and the teacher. Parents are invited to lunch after the screening is complete.

Any parent having questions regarding the screening or to arrange for an appointment, please call 279-3314.

No appointments are necessary for our kindergarten students as they spend the morning at the school. An appointment is required for preschool students, if you walk-in you will have to wait.

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