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315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN  47371 
(260) 726-7890 or fax (260) 726-7317
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It's KiPS!

Kindergarten Prep School

About KiPS

KiPS is a get-ready-for-school summer program for children entering kindergarten in the fall.  Children registered for the program come to the library one morning a week to explore six skill areas: Art, Music, Reading, Math, Large Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills & Writing.

The Childrens area buzzes with activity every Tuesday morning through the summer. Certified teachers and teachers from local preschools lead sessions along with certified library staff. Instructional assistants, group leaders and other volunteers help out with each small group of children.

Help with transportation is offered by the Jay School Corporation.

The library partners with the Jay School Corporation to offer KiPS.  Additional sponsors the Friends of the Library and The Portland Foundation. If your organization would like to lend support, please contact Linda Shreve at the library.

 

Registration for the 2015 KiPS has been completed.

KiPS begins Tuesday, June 2nd and continues each Tuesday morning through August 4th, from 9:00 am to noon.

Information about the first day has been mailed to the address listed on the child's registration form.  If you asked for transportation and have not received pick up and drop off information by June 1st, please call the bus garage at 260-726-9605 to find out your arrangements.

Questions or concerns about anything? Call Linda at 260-726-7890 or email

 

SPECIAL NOTES for parents of participants.

  1. Remember to send the folder back with your child each Tuesday! The items inside are yours to keep, but we'll add more each week.  Don't send a backpack.  We won't be using them here and they are easily forgotten!  Don't send any toys, food, or drinks from home.
     
  2. ANY TIME your child will not be attending a KiPS session, we appreciate being informed! Just call us at (260) 726-7890 or email to let us know. If your child rides the bus, please let your bus driver know by calling them or the bus garage at 260-726-9605.
     
  3. Due to the movement in gym, it is very IMPORTANT for your childs safety that they wear gym shoes, not flip flops or Crocs, please! If gym shoes are a problem, then sandals with straps would work.
     
  4. Children are dropped off at the library's front door no earlier than 8:50 am.  However, at pick up time parents must come into the library building to pick up their children at their assigned area.  Park in the main parking lot and come into the building.  Check the list as you enter to see where you'll find your child and wait there until your child is dismissed.  Bus riders must be dismissed first. 

    VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER:

    At Drop Off:
    Pull up as far as you can in front to make room for as many cars as possible.
    Drop-off diagram 

    At Pick Up:
    Bus riders are dismissed first. No other children will be dismissed until the busses have gone. Park and come in to pick up your child but PLEASE DONT PARK IN THE BUS LANE.

 

 

What did we do at KiPS?  We'll list some of our activities here each week.  Maybe you'd like to try some of these things at home!

 

Week 1 (June 2, 2015) Beach

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 2 (June 9, 2015) - Pirates

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 3 (June 16, 2015) - Picnic/Food

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

 

Week 4 (June 23, 2015) - Family 

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 5 (June 30, 2015) Zoo

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 6 (July 7, 2014) - Farm Animals

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 7 (July 14, 2014) - Vehicles

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -
 

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

Week 8 (July 21, 2015) - Winter in July!

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -

 

 

Week 9 (July 28, 2015) Pets

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -


 

Week 10 (August 4, 2015) - Dinosaurs

Math -

Reading -

Fine Motor Skills & Writing -

Large Motor Skills -

Art -

Music -


 

 

Questions or concerns about anything? Call Linda at 260-726-7890 or email

 

 

 


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