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Posted in , on April 10, 2024

Signing Day 2024 a big hit

If there were any doubts about how parents of the littlest learners in the Arlington ISD feel about the district’s Signing Day festivities, all you had to do was go to Thornton Elementary last Thursday to erase those worries.

Parents were lined up outside the cafeteria when Signing Day started at 5 p.m. to register their pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2024-25 school year.

Signing Day, which is in its second year for the district, is the one-stop opportunity for parents to bring their children to the school to get all the paperwork done, see what the building looks like and me their future teachers.

The students are the stars on Signing Day, as elementary schools throughout the district have stations set up for the students to put pencil to paper and make their plans known.

“Having the opportunity to see our future young learners signing their commitment to a successful 2024-25 school year was a privilege,” said early childhood learning director Dr. Jackeline Orsini, who showed up at Thornton for Signing Day. “To see the smiles of our future young learners, the excitement of hundreds of parents after completing the registration process, the extraordinary support of our dedicated staff members and the happiness of so many children walking the hallways of what will soon be their school were only some of the highlights of this very special event.”

You can see pictures from Signing Day throughout the district here.

Signing Day for pre-K and kindergartenPre-K for 4-year-olds in the Arlington ISD is free for everyone and has STEM integrated in the curriculum. It helps children develop critical thinking skills and gets them ready for the rest of their educational career. Kindergarten is also huge as it continues to allow children to grow academically, socially and emotionally through play-based learning activities.

Registration for pre-K and kindergarten students opened on April 1 and is ongoing. The early childhood department has events scheduled throughout the spring and summer to help families get ready to send their children off to school this fall.

If you want to find out more about our early childhood learning department, mark your calendars for Monday, April 22. The department will be hosting a Once Upon a Time fairytale family event at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center. The event is in English and Spanish and runs from 5 to 7 p.m. You can also get your registration questions answered there.

You can find out more about pre-K and begin the registration process here. If your child will be ready for kindergarten in 2024-25, go here to find out more about the program and register.