Our doors open at 7:15 and students are tardy after 8:00AM. Daniel Pratt Bus Riders dismiss at 2:40, Car Riders at 2:50, and all other buses at 3:05. Each morning, our school has a 2 hour protected block for reading from 8:15 until 10:30. Visitors are not allowed in the classrooms during this time.
The staff at Prattville Kindergarten strives daily to meet the needs of our students in all content areas, while meeting state and federal standards. We provide daily large and small group instruction and are committed to 100% literacy.
For math, science and social studies, we provide instruction through theme studies as well as meaningful and developmentally appropriate activities.
Our core programs are:
Scott Foresman Reading and Science
Social Studies & Science
Physical Education is offered daily. Our children attend a scheduled library time. The library also has flex times in an effort to accommodate changing needs. Students have daily access to computers in the classroom.
Progress is measured on several different levels. Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS Next) is a state mandated test used in Grader K-2. The DIBELS test assesses phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Autauga County also utilizes a nine weeks skills check list to assess the progression of skills.
A Little More About Reading
Students receive small group instruction on their reading level. Advanced students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. Each morning, our school has a 2 hour protected block for reading from 8:15 until 10:30. Visitors are not allowed in the classrooms during this time.
Bus information can be obtained from the Transportation Department. Personnel from the Transportation Department will be available at Parent Orientation in the fall to answer questions. All students will be given a transportation tag that must be worn during the first few weeks of school. Please Note: Teachers must be notified in writing if there are any changes in transportation.
Lunch and breakfast are served daily in our cafeteria. The meals are prepared in accordance with state and federal nutritional guidelines. Menus are distributed at the beginning of each month. Lunch is $2.25 per day and breakfast is $1.25. Each child will be assigned a lunch number. Meals may be paid for on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. When the monies are depleted, a notice will be sent home. Free and Reduced applications will be sent home at the beginning of the school year. Parents may opt to send lunch from home. After the first few weeks of school, parents are welcome to eat lunch with their children. The lunch price for adults is $3.25.
Snack and Juice
Monies for juice and snack must be sent in daily. At present, the drinks offered are apple, orange and water at a cost of .75 cents each. A variety of snacks are offered for .50 cents each. In accordance with state law our snacks are low sugar and low fat. It is very important that money for snack and juice be sent to the school in a marked, sealed envelope. Also, snack and juice may be sent from home. We sell Ice Cream on Fridays!
It is a requirement that each of our children have an up to date Alabama Immunization Form. Those moving from out of state may take their shot records to a local physician or the Autauga County Health Department in order to have their child's records transferred to an Alabama "blue" form.