Coastside Mothers’ Club hosts local kindergarten forum, Saturday

Press release

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Mon, November 8, 2010


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The Coastside Mothers’ Club will host a half-day Kindergarten Forum on November 13 in Half Moon Bay. The Kindergarten Forum will bring together parents, educators, administrators and school representatives to openly discuss the options available in Coastside elementary schools and how to best prepare your child for Kindergarten.  The Forum is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Community United Methodist Church
777 Mirmontes Street
Half Moon Bay
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting and hopeful time for families and children. A child’s education plays an important role in shaping his or her future and Kindergarten will provide the strong start each child deserves.  Choosing a school is an important decision for your child and family, and sometimes a difficult one.  Do you go to your local school and take advantage of the short commute time and community connections you will make?  Or do you choose a school that has a program or philosophy that you are drawn too?  What do the various public and private schools offer? And, what skills should your child have when entering Kindergarten?  How can you build these skills in a fun, positive, effective way at home now?

The Kindergarten Forum is a unique opportunity for parents to hear from educators, administrators and school representatives from both public andprivate elementary schools about the different options on the coast. Topics of discussion will include curriculum, testing, and special programs. Plus, teachers will give insights into Kindergarten preparation, including how to promote math, reading and writing, and gross and fine motor skillsneeded for Kindergarten. Scheduled panel discussions on specific topics will take place at the times below.

12:45 – 2:00pm Public School Principal Panel
2:15 – 3:15pm Teacher Panel

3:30 – 4:30pm Private School Panel

This event is recommended for families who are beginning to plan for Kindergarten and is open to the public, free of charge, as a community service to all Coastside residents.  We are asking as a suggested donation to please bring some school supplies (pens, paper, glue sticks, arts and crafts materials, boxes of tissues, etc) that will be donated to the participating teachers.  Refreshments will be served, childcare will not be provided, and no RSVP is required.

For more information regarding the Kindergarten Forum, please contact: [email protected] or visit our website atwww.coastsidemothersclub.org

About the Coastside Mothers’ Club

The Coastside Mother’s Club was founded in 1992 by a community of families with young children.  Celebrating our 17 year anniversary, we have grown to approximately 300 members who live on the coast between Montara and Pescadero.  Our club offers Coastside mothers, fathers and caregivers support, education and a chance for socialization, friendship and fun.  We also serve as an advocate for mothers, children and families within the Coastside community at large.  For anyone interested in joining the club or for additional information about our organization, please visit our website at www.coastsidemothersclub.org