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Orchard Primary School

4664 Kidder Rd.
Almont, MI 48003
PH: 810-798-7019
FAX: 810-798-3530
Full Day: 8:25-3:37 / Half Day: 8:25-12:07                
Penny Kentish McWilliams, Principal
email: pmcwilliams@almontschools.org
            Susan Downing, Secretary
Student Population: 531 (includes Preschool)
Grade Configuration: BK - 4
            Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 14/15 SCHOOL YEAR:
  • Parent Information Night is Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (This is a parent-only meeting)
  • Learning Fair and Registration is Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Child must be 5 by October 1, 2014 to enroll for Kindergarten*

*(The entry age for kindergarten will be gradually changed to require children to be 5 years old by Sept 1st (in 2015/16) rather than the current cutoff date of October 1st for 2014/15.  Parent waiver option:  if the child is not eligible for enrollment per these guidelines,the child’s parent/guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school.  Waiver deadline is June 1st if you are currently in the school district.)



At Orchard Primary We Believe:

Learning is a lifelong process.

  • All people need and deserve to be treated with care, dignity and respect.
  • Our school will provide a safe, caring and orderly environment.
  • Each child is a unique individual and learns in different ways to succeed.
  • Authentic self-esteem accelerates learning and achievement.
  • The quality of our learning community is dependent on the time, effort and cost invested.
  • Each child shares responsibility for his/her own learning and actions.
  • Every person has the opportunity to learn with an active partnership between the school, the student, the home, and the community.

Help Your Child Succeed!!
How to Help Your Child Succeed in School
How to Help Your Child Succeed in Reading
How to Help Your Child Succeed in Math
How to Help Your Child Succeed with Homework

National PTA Parents Guide to Student Success
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts and Math

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy and Math provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328 Language Arts
http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244 Math


Our Mission
Almont Community Schools are committed to helping all students become responsible, independent, caring and contributing members of a changing society.

Vision Statement
Every student will achieve academic and personal success.

Advanced Education