Get Ready for Kindergarten!

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BHM Kindergarten

The BHM Kindergarten Program Includes:

  • FREE breakfast for all kindergarten students
  • Instruction in core areas of literacy, math, science, social studies, health, and visual arts
  • Instruction in specialist areas: physical education and music
  • Opportunities for additional enrichment and classroom activities
  • Lunch and recess time, which provides opportunities for social interaction (Students may either bring a lunch from home or purchase meals through the district's food service program. Information is available to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.)
  • Access to KidKare (before and after school care)

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration information will be mailed to families beginning in January (also see "More K-Info-General Kindergarten Registration Information" below). Students must be five years old on or before September 1. A birth certificate must be shown either at early childhood screening or kindergarten registration. 

Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Screening is a requirement for entry into all Minnesota public schools. The district provides this free service to all district residents. To make an appointment, please call 763-682-8408.

Immunizations
All students must have the following immunizations before starting kindergarten:

  • DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis): 5 doses
  • Polio: 4 doses
  • Hepatitis B (HBV): 3 doses
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 2 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): 2 doses


For more information about immunizations, please contact your child's doctor or district nurse Sue Thomson at 763-682-8514.

FREE Breakfast
When the legislature made the decision to fund all-day kindergarten beginning with the 2014-15 school year, they also decided to pay for breakfast for all kindergarten students. Each kindergarten student in BHM Schools will be offered a FREE breakfast at the start of each day.

More Information about the BHM Kindergarten Registration
Get more information by contacting the elementary school your child will attend:
Discovery Elementary–763-682-8400
Hanover Elementary–763-682-0824
Montrose Elementary–763-682-8345
Northwinds Elementary–763-682-8800
Parkside Elementary–763-682-8500
Tatanka Elementary–763-682-8600