Bells Elementary School will have Pre-K & Kindergarten registration on May 1st, 2013 from 7:25am-6:00pm.
Pre-K children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2013 in order to participate in next year’s pre-kindergarten program. Bells ISD offers the Pre-Kindergarten Program at no cost for eligible students who qualify.
(We are planning on two classes.)
Kindergarten children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2013 in order to participate in next year’s kindergarten program.
Parents will need to bring copies of their child’s birth certificate, social security card, and shot record, proof of Residency (electricity/ water/gas bill, lease agreement) copies of these documents can be made in the office if necessary.
Helping your Child be Successful in Pre-K
Transitioning to pre-k is a big deal. This major milestone can cause stress and anxiety for all involved. Thankfully, you can ease your child’s fears about starting pre-k, and keep those butterflies in check with these tips.
Communicate Needs & Wants
Getting your child to communicate about needs and wants will help as a child expresses if something is hurting or has other needs addressed.
Going to the Bathroom by Themselves
Help your child become independent in this task early on, so they feel comfortable while going at school.
Dressing & Undressing Skills
Having your child learn to button, unbutton, and/or zip pants or other clothing will help them be more independent as they enter pre-k.
Explain that hand washing isn't only for keeping his hands clean, but it helps get rid of the germs that make them sick.
Using Eating Utensils
If your child is still eating with her hands, give her a fork or a spoon and explain you'd like her to use these instead.
Share & Take Turns
Knowing how to share, take turns and cooperate with other kids is helpful for entering pre-k and will make the transition easier for your child.
Sitting Still & Listening
Learning to sit still and listen is necessary, especially as we enter school.
If your child starts to cry when you drop him off at pre-k, resist the urge to swoop in and rescue him. This won’t help; it will only make separating more difficult. Leaving your child isn’t easy, so be sure to reassure them beforehand that you’ll be returning to pick them up at the end of the day.