Pequenakonck Elementary School hosts kindergarten orientation
Pequenakonck Elementary School hosted orientation for incoming kindergarteners on Wednesday, May 31. Students and their families had the opportunity to get acquainted with the school building and with each other ahead of the upcoming school year.
“We had a terrific turnout for our Kindergarten Orientation,” said Dawn Snowdon, PQ assistant principal, noting that she expects an incoming class of approximately 75 students. “There was a real feeling of excitement for the start of the upcoming school year.”
As part of orientation, parents took part in an informational meeting with school administrators while students visited the kindergarten classrooms and took a short ride in a school bus.
New this year was a “Kindergarten Signing Day” booth and photo op for students and their families, in the style of collegiate signing days that are held for high school student athletes. Snowdown said that school leaders have been focused on culture-building activities at PQ and this experience was an extension of those efforts. “We saw it as a way to welcome our new students to the PQ family and give parents an opportunity to create a keepsake of this important transitional time. Our hope is that in thirteen years, that picture will be part of many high school graduation parties,” Snowdon said.
Snowdon and Dr. Roy Martin, PQ principal, expressed that the incoming class of 2023-2024 “is being welcomed with open arms, and we are excited about the upcoming school year.”