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Photo caption – The 2017-18 DK class with the gingerbread house they created! It was donated to a local assisted living facility as a Christmas decoration. This is an annual DK tradition.
We have an exciting announcement! Lakers is prepared to add a second section of DK if we can add six student enrollments at that grade level. This will allow us to accommodate more families and reduce class sizes at the same time. Help us spread the word!
We want parents to know that DK (Developmental Kindergarten) is not preschool. Eligible students need to be 5 years of age by December 1, 2018. The Laker DK program prepares students for kindergarten and beyond, providing a strong foundation with a caring atmosphere.
Parents who have had their children in this program are thrilled with how well their child progressed, even children who were shy and not used to a school setting.
“It’s a perfect introduction to school,” said Jessica Bruce, whose daughter, Peyton, just finished her DK year. “At first, I was hesitant. I thought, ‘Is she ready for this?’ She did awesome and she loved DK. She now has a positive view of school and she’s excited for kindergarten. DK is such a good first step. They do so many fun things. I’m so glad Lakers offers DK. I highly recommend it.”
She said while the DK class has children with a variety of ability levels, every child gets the time he or she needs to succeed.
“Students who go through DK are so much more ahead of the game in kindergarten, and that stays with them (throughout their school years),” she added.
Amanda Werth said her son, Tucker, did very well in DK.
“He learned a lot more than he did while in preschool,” she said. “It really prepared him for kindergarten.”
She said DK provides many group activities, and she said Tucker flourished in that setting. She said the class field trips are interesting and fun for the students.
“DK is the way to go – that’s what I tell other parents,” she said.
To enroll, call (989) 453-4600 and select option 2. The elementary office will be open every day through June 29, and then most Wednesdays through the summer (call in advance to make sure).