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Ready Freddy Kindergarten Celebrations

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Date(s) - 08/29/13
7:30 am - 10:30 am



Ready Freddy is once again partnering with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the United Way of Allegheny County to celebrate the first day of kindergarten in seven neighborhood schools (see the list below to find one in your community). 
Why is feeling welcome at school so important?

The transition to kindergarten is an emotional experience for all children and parents. The first day can be filled with excitement, but it can also be a little scary and overwhelming. Families who feel welcome at school are more likely to stay engaged. A celebration with the community is one way to set a positive, welcoming tone. The message is, “We welcome you! We are so excited for you! We are here to support and encourage you! Your success is important to us!”
Why is the first day of K so important?

Children who are present on the first day of school have fewer absences for the year. This matters because on-time, regular attendance in kindergarten is critical to academic success. Children who miss as few as 1-2 days a month perform worse in first grade and have lower 3rd grade reading scores. If missing school becomes a pattern that continues into later grades, children are at risk for dropping out. Yes, kindergarten matters!

What should I expect?

If you’ve never attended a first day kickoff, you’re missing out!
View our video to see what it’s all about! 

Can you join us?

Need more information?

  • For event details or to volunteer with setup, contact Medina Jackson by email or call 412 244 5019 


Join Ready Freddy to Kickoff Kindergarten in these schools!

Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5 (North Side)
1351 Damas Street 15212

Pittsburgh Miller African Centered Academy (Hill District)
2055 Bedford Ave, 15219

Pittsburgh King (North Side)
50 Montgomery Place, 15212

Pittsburgh Langley (West End)
2940 Sheraden Blvd, 15204

Pittsburgh Weil (Hill District)
2250 Centre Ave, 15219

Pittsburgh Arlington (South Side)
2429 Charcot St, 15210

Pittsburgh Faison (Homewood)
7430 Tioga St