Melrose Public Schools is inviting parents of incoming kindergarten students to visit the city's five elementary schools in November, according to a school press statement.
"Our full day kindergarten program, which is free of charge, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest accreditation organization and developmental services for children from birth to 8 years," reads the statement. "Each full-day kindergarten classroom is staffed by a highly qualified teacher and at least one full-time paraprofessional.
"Additionally, Melrose Public Schools offers Education Stations, a flexible after-school program until 6 p.m. that allows children to stay in a safe and teacher-supervised educational setting for the entire day."
Melrose elementary school principals will be hosting tours of their buildings for all incoming kindergarten parents on:
Monday, Nov. 5 – Horace Mann Elementary School
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Herbert Clark Hoover Elementary School and Winthrop Elementary School
Thursday, Nov. 15 – Lincoln Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School
Forty-five minute tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, according to the statement.
Students must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten during the 2013-2014 school year, the statement notes.