UPK orientation events held in Fulton City schools


The Fulton City School District recently held Universal Pre-Kindergarten orientation events to familiarize its youngest students with a classroom setting.
 
Parents and guardians accompanied the children to the events to learn pertinent information about the school setting, learning standards and benchmarks for social growth and fine motor skills. The youngsters were given an opportunity to play and pick-up their toys, learn basic classroom rules and find their locker or personal cubby space.
 
According to the Center for Public Education, students who attend UPK show significant cognitive gains, exceed in kindergarten assessments and are more apt to graduate high school. UPK classes are offered through each Fulton City School District elementary building: Fairgrieve, Lanigan, Granby and Volney. The district’s 2017-2018 UPK program began Sept. 7.


Fairgrieve UPK student Aubrianna Jefferson plays during a recent
UPK orientation event.