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January 20 & 22: Info Nights for Early Learning – Kindergarten

Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin will host information nights for Early Learning – Kindergarten registrations. All parents/guardians and children are invited to attend.

Information Nights will take place from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 for the English Program and Thursday, January 22, 2015 for the French Immersion Program. Schools offering English and French Immersion will host one information night on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Visit rainbowschools.ca for a list of schools and programs offered or call your area Rainbow School.

For enrolment in Early Learning – Kindergarten, your child must be four years of age by December 31st, 2015.

When registering your child, please bring his/her identification documents including birth certificate, birth registry/baptismal certificate, Ontario Health Card and immunization record.

Parents/guardians can enroll their children in the English Program or the French Immersion Program.

The English Program is exclusively in English and includes a Core French component, which begins in Grade 4. Students learn basic French through songs, games, drama and interactive activities for a specified period of time daily.

French Immersion immerses children in the French language, including cultural experiences, when they begin school. English language instruction is introduced in Grade 3 and gradually builds to an equal balance of French and English instruction by Grade 5. This ensures that students gain effective bilingual skills. This program is designed for English speaking parents/guardians so they may support their children to become bilingual.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.