The Lima City Schools Jump Start to Kindergarten district-wide registration event will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Liberty Arts Magnet School, 338 W. Kibby St.
Children who will be age 5 by Aug. 1 can enroll in kindergarten this year. Registration is at Liberty regardless of which school a child will enroll in. Open enrollment is accepted.
This year’s event will feature snacks, games and prizes, including chances to win bikes.
The day allows parents to register their children, get questions about kindergarten, campus wear and transportation answered, and learn about kindergarten readiness and various community organizations and services available to families.
Children can also get free physicals while registering. Children must have a physical before entering kindergarten. The Spartan Health Center will be available to schedule immunizations.
Parents should bring to registration their child’s Social Security card, immunization records, original copy of birth certificate, current physical, proof of residency and custody papers (if applicable).
**Parents of preschoolers can also pick up preschool application packets. Freedom, Heritage, Independence and Unity all have preschool programs. Application packets can be picked up at any of these buildings. Children must be 3 years old to apply.