Bethel signs up 80 kindergartners for next year

by Angela Denning-Barnes on May 2, 2013

Nora Nelson, daughter of Mary Sattler, gets her teeth checked by YKHC Dr. Olivia Hougan. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman.

Nora Nelson, daughter of Mary Sattler, gets her teeth checked by YKHC Dr. Olivia Hougan. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman.

Kindergarten Roundup is the sign-up process that children must go through to get into kindergarten and it just wrapped up here in Bethel. Eighty new students signed up, 55 for Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat and 25 for Ayaprun Elitnaurviat, the Yup’ik Immersion School.

The two elementary schools held their annual Roundup last week where students preregistered and received free medical screenings from providers with the Bethel Family Clinic, YKHC’s Dental and Optical Departments, the Bethel Public Health Center and LKSD Hearing Specialists.

Kaylee Kohl gets a check up with PA Chris Pekar  from Bethel Family Clinic. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman

Kaylee Kohl gets a check up with PA Chris Pekar from Bethel Family Clinic. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman


M.E. Principal Joshua Gill said that it was a much bigger turnout than last year. He says the event gives them a good idea as to how many new kindergarteners there will be at the schools.

Local restaurants and grocery stores provided food the three day event.

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, but you missed the Kindergarten Roundup, it’s not too late.

You can call Joshua Gill at the M.E. School.

Brennen Williams, son of Cindy Williams, gets checked by PA Theresa Flores  from Bethel Family Clinic  round up. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman

Brennen Williams, son of Cindy Williams, gets checked by PA Theresa Flores from Bethel Family Clinic. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman

Children starting kindergarten this fall will be the Class of 2026 when they graduate high school.

Incoming Kindergartener Mason Beans Polk had lots of family support with his parents Irma Beans, Warren Polk and  Siblings Lindsey, Sam and Constance in front. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman

Incoming Kindergartener Mason Beans Polk had lots of family support with his parents Irma Beans, Warren Polk and Siblings Lindsey, Sam and Constance in front. Photo courtesy of Bev Hoffman

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