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Summer Learning: Current Pre-K Students

  • Monday-Thursday, June 24 - July 18, 2024
    • No school on Fridays 
    • No school Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Learning hours: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Location: Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
    • 1101 Janneys Lane Alexandria, VA 22302

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Monday-Thursday, students will develop social-emotional, language, literacy, math and science skills for kindergarten readiness as they explore the topic “Our Five Senses.” Hands-on activities will keep students curious and engaged as they discover more about themselves and explore Our Five Senses through a variety of multi-sensory experiences. Science experiments, read-alouds, games, and walking field trips are just some of the fun activities our preschoolers will participate in as they prepare for kindergarten.

Learning Activity Packets  

ACPS will provide Pre-K families with a Learning Activity Packet towards the close of the school year to support continued learning over the summer.

The Learning Activity Packet will provide hands-on activity suggestions to do at home as a family. Activities will incorporate pre-academic and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten.
Learning about “Our Five Senses” offers a meaningful way for young children to use early reading skills, math, the arts, and technology to investigate and represent their understanding of important concepts related to science, physical development, and social skills.

Step Up to Kindergarten

All rising kindergarten students will have the opportunity to meet their teacher, see their classrooms, tour their school, and experience a condensed schedule of a typical school day from 8am-12pm on Friday, August 16, 2024.  Lunch will be provided. Note: Students who are eligible for bus transportation will be picked up at their designated stop at the scheduled time. The dismissal time will be different due to the shortened day. The Department of Transportation will provide further information the week of August 12th. More details will be posted to the Enrollment page on the ACPS website.