The first day at a new school is always a big day for kids, and Patchogue-Medford Library wants to help parents get their child ready for starting kindergarten and middle school.
For parents with kids starting kindergarten this fall, teacher Edd Ohlsen from Canaan Elementary School will be presenting “Make the First Day a Great Day” Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in Meeting Room A.
Ohlsen will share tips on how to make kids’ first big day of elementary school a successful one.
Parents interested in attending can register for the event by either contacting librarian Alyson Roselle at 631-654-4700 ext. 261, or by clicking here for the online registration form.
While parents of future kindergarten students attend that event, those kids will have their own event to attend at the same time made especially for them. The “On My Own” presentation is being led by childhood experts Ellen Friedman and Doreen Holmes, who will give children an early opportunity to try out some of the activities they will participate in once they start school. That event will take place in Meeting Room B, and parents can also register their kids either by calling Roselle or by clicking here for the online registration form.
For parents with students starting sixth grade at a middle school, parent educator Tim Jahn will be presenting “Making the Most of Middle School” on Aug. 16th from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.
Students are encouraged to attend this presentation with their parents, during which Jahn will teach everyone how to prepare for the upcoming transition out of elementary school and into the world of having lockers as well as changing classes.
Families hoping to register for the presentation can also contact Roselle, or by clicking here for the online registration form.
All of these events are free to attend, and hopefully will set aside any end-of-summer jitters about jumping into the school year next month.