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Newsfront - January 11, 2008

School district ready for kindergarten

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is holding kindergarten enrollment for the 2008-09 school year beginning this month. Parents of incoming kindergarten students may pick up enrollment packets at their resident school beginning Jan. 22. For information regarding eligibility requirements, important dates, and to determine school of residence, go to or contact the Educational Services Department at 552-2914.

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs will hold two free Kindergarten Information Nights with a panel of teachers, parents and curriculum experts discussing the kindergarten curriculum and issues regarding child readiness.

"Kindergarten has dramatically changed over the past five years," reads the PTA flier. "Children are being asked to do more academically. … As parents we want you to understand exactly what these expectations are so you can make the best decision for your children."

The program is being held from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Montair Elementary School in Danville, and in San Ramon at Coyote Creek Elementary on Feb. 19. Register at

Many elementary schools also have their own informational meetings; call individual schools to learn more.