To give each child the best start possible, our Kindergarten program provides a variety of learning opportunities and experiences. Our schools offer an excellent curriculum with the unique dimension of quality Catholic education. We also offer comprehensive enrichment programs for gifted children and for children with special needs.

To register your child, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Immunization Record/Medical Form
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Copy of Legal-Certified Birth Certificate
    (can be obtained at health department of city or county where child was born)
  • Registration Fee
  • Proof of Parish Registration (i.e. envelope number) if family is member of parish
  • Transfer card or report card (if coming from another school)
  • Application for Private School Transportation
  • Textbook Request Form

Kindergarten Readiness
The following is a list of suggestions intended to help prepare your child for Kindergarten.  The list includes ideas that can be fun for your family to practice together for Kindergarten readiness at Holy Spirit School:

Literacy Skills

  • Read aloud to your child
  • Read rhyming books and predictable texts
  • “Play” with sounds such as: substituting the beginning sound in his or her name with other sounds
  • Visit the local libraries for storytelling
  • Encourage your child to write
  • Provide fun writing materials such as markers, large crayons, assorted paper, and envelopes
  • When printing his or her name encourage your child to print the first letter in uppercase, and remaining letters in lowercase
  • Use “Environmental Print” to reinforce that print is everywhere in our world

Math Skills

  • Point out the colors, shapes and numbers in the environment with “I spy”
  • Read concept books that focus on colors, shapes and numbers
  • Practice counting and sorting skills such as: counting toys, or everyday items such as buttons or paperclips
  • Have your child touch each object as he/she is counting
  • Help to develop calendar skills by: referring to the days of the week, the date, or even counting down the days to an upcoming event
  • Play games such as: “Go Fish”, dominoes, matching games, or games where your child has to roll dice and count to play the game

Fine Motor Development

  • String beads, or even cereal to make necklaces
  • Use play dough to roll and shape letters or make objects
  • Put together puzzles
  • Use scissors to cut along straight, wavy or zigzag lines, or cut out coupons
  • Encourage your child to play with Legos, Tinker toys, or other small building blocks
  • Provide art supplies that encourage creativity and fine motor development such as: markers, crayons, watercolor paints, scissors, and glue

Large Motor Devolpment

  • Some great outdoor summer games are: Hop Scotch, jump rope, hula hoops, riding a tricycle or bicycle, and playing catch
  • Encourage your child to skip, hop on one foot, bounce a ball, or clap their hands to music

Social and Self-Help Skills

  • Provide opportunities for your child to play with other children
  • Encourage your child to share, take turns, and play cooperatively
  • Establish a daily routine to make the transition to kindergarten smoother
  • Have your child practice emergency information such as: saying his or her full name, address and telephone number
  • Encourage your child to button, fasten, and zip his or her own clothing, and tie his or her shoes
  • Have your child get in the habit of putting his or her toys and belongings away to encourage responsibility and independence