Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the first time this fall, you will want to attend a Ready for Kindergarten event near you this spring. You are welcome to attend any of the three open houses regardless of where you live and which school you have registered at for the fall.


  • April 9th – St Mary Catholic School, Huntsville
  • April 22nd – Muskoka Beechgrove Public School, Gravenhurst
  • May 5th – Monck Public School, Bracebridge


While Riverside Public School is hosting a Welcome To Kindergarten event on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 5:45 to help familiarize your child with their school and the Kindergarten routines, Ready for Kindergarten will help ensure your child is READY to learn on their first day of school.


At Ready for Kindergarten your child will have the opportunity to have their hearing and vision tested, as well as undergo screening for developmental milestones. You can learn about how to pack healthy lunches, sample healthy snacks, speak to a dental hygienist, learn about immunizations, talk to someone about library and recreation programs, and even go with your child on their first school bus ride. The events run from 4 pm until 7 pm and you will need one to two hours to get through all the activities.


If you have registered your child for Kindergarten, watch for their personal invitation in the mail! If you haven’t, call Riverside Public School now to register your child for school!  Ready for Kindergarten is a free evening of activities and gives families an opportunity to learn more about what services are available in Muskoka.


Parents of other primary students new to the Muskoka area or who are interested in information regarding the many support opportunities and organizations available to them are also welcome to attend. For more information, contact Brenda Boothby 645-2412 Ext. 467 or email