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Handouts Galore!

The Transition to Kindergarten panel of experts brought with them a bevy of handouts!  One for each topic and then some!  Here are all of the handouts listed by subject matter - feel free to click on the links and learn more...


Health and Wellness

Choose my Plate

Colds in Children

Healthy Plate

Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen


Language and Literacy

Children's Choices 2012

Children's Choices 2013



Developmental Assets Ages 5-9 English

Good Reading for Parents

Inclusion Warm Line

Project Cornerstone

TK and K Skills

Top 10 Things to Do the Summer before Kindergarten

Workshop Flyer


Registration Information for Milpitas Unified School District

TK/K Cutoff Date Diagram

Kindergarten Registration

Transitional Kindergarten Registration

Does your child have starting school jitters? Do you?!

New experiences can be exciting, scary, unnerving and wonderful.  A great way to calm your child's anxieties (and your's too!) is to read some books about starting school.  Click here to see a long list of books which can help ease your whole families' transition to school. Pick out a few titles every week and start preparing for the future!


Note:  The book list is divided up by age in years, starting with 1 year old through 6 years old and ending with a parent section.  Spanish titles are in red. SCCL after the title indicates that this book is available from the Santa Clara County Library System.  To find out more about their holdings, visit their website by clicking here.  Other titles may be available from online booksellers or other library systems.

Contact Information

Early Learning Transition Model Team

Ms. Kathleen Lincoln

Child Development Centers

Program Director, Retired


Ms. Toby S. Librande

Early Learning Transition Model

Grant Coordinator

408.635.2686 x5571


Ms. Linda Lambert

Milpitas Family Literacy Project

Program Coordinator, 2008-2016


Rose CDC

250A Roswell Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035


Sunnyhills CDC

356 Dixon Road

Milpitas, CA 95035

Families Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Please Note: The information on this website is presented as a public service. MUSD does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by referenced sites or organizations and does not endorse their products or services.

Entering Kindergarten

Let's Start Kindergarten!

Let's Start Kindergarten!

Moving up to Kindergarten - Family Information Night

Approximately fifty families attended the "Moving Up: Raising a Kindergarten Ready Child” parent workshop on April 28, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Milpitas Library Auditorium.  A moderated panel presentation included guest presenters: Dr. Harpreet Hansra, Pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente, Ms. Erika Hernandez, Literacy Specialist from Randall Elementary, Ms. Susan Von Tersch, Kindergarten Teacher at Weller, Ms. Liz Medina, Elementary School Parent at Weller, and Ms. Anne Ehresman, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone.  The conversation addressed many facets of kindergarten readiness throughout the evening with a focus on helping your child develop an "I Can!" attitude.

  • I can ask for help
  • I can take turns, share and help others
  • I can try new activities and ask questions
  • I can remain focused for 10-15 minutes
  • I can follow one and two step directions
  • I can work and play by myself and ina group
  • I can use my imagination
  • I can use coping strategies when I am frustrated, angry, or sad.

Each panelist reviewed information within their area of expertise. Parent were given the opportunity to address questions to the panel.

In addition, two First Five/Health Trust resource tables made free books, growth charts, Oral Health information and  the I’m Ready for Kindergarten handbook available to families.  Free child care was provided.  

Moving Up Event Photos

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Top 10 Things to Do ~ The Summer before Kindergarten

1.     Focus on Language ~

          Speak Up! Read! Write!

2.     Use your Muscles ~

          Get your big muscles moving!  Little muscle practice! 

3.     Explore your World ~

          Grow your brain!

4.     Practice Kindergarten Academics ~

          Learn your ABCs!  Get counting! Experiment and ask “Why?”

5.     Early to Bed and Early to Rise…

          Set in place home routines and schedules now so you are all ready

          when school starts.

6.     I Can Do It!

          Work on independence.   Practice self–control.  Be a good friend.

7.     You are You ~

          What makes your child unique?  Celebrate your culture and tell

          family stories.

8.     Be Smart about Electronics ~

          Limit “screen time” to no more than 1-2 hours per day.

9.     Health Matters ~

          Set in place healthy habits to last a lifetime.  Practice good

          hygiene at home. Remember - safety first! 

10.     What Will Kindergarten Be Like?

          Let’s find out by reading a book...


For more in depth information about these summer activities

click here.

Other Great Resources

Want to see the video from a prior year Transition to Kindergarten Workshop?  Local Community Partners discuss what Kindergarten Readiness means to them.  Click above to select the segment you are most interested in viewing.

Want to download a Kindergarten Readiness Handbook?  This free resource is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese and covers important topics like the "building blocks of kindergarten readiness" and a "countdown to kindergarten calendar".  Click above to go to the First 5 Santa Clara County kindergarten readiness site.

Early Learning Transition Model ~ Generously funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation 2012-2013

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2014-2015 Registration

The time is now for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration 2014!  Want to know how to register your child for the Milpitas Unified School District?  Follow these easy steps!

1.     Check  your child’s birth date for program eligibility…

  • Is your child’s birth date on or before September 1st, 2009?  Then your child is Kindergarten age for school entry in August 2014.
  • Is your child’s birth date between September 2nd, 2009 and December 2nd, 2009?  Then your child is Transitional Kindergarten age for school entry in August 2014!
  • Is your child’s birth date after December 2nd, 2009?  Then your child gets to experience one more year of preschool before Kindergarten 2015!

2.     Find out which school is your resident/home school…

  • Check out the handy MUSD school finder here – type in your address to have your home school identified.

3.     Gather necessary documents…

  • Your ID (driver’s license, ID card)
  • Two proof of residency documents  (bring both a mortgage/rental statement and a utility bill)
  • One proof of student’s age (such as birth certificate, passport, immigration certificate)

4.     Pay a visit to your home school during office hours to show your documents and pick up a registration packet (for both Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten). Don't Forget Registration Begins March 3, 2014

5.     Work on completing all of the paperwork – don’t forget that you will need these items for your child…

  • Immunization (shot) record
  • Health examination (on or after March 1, 2014)
  • Oral health assessment (dental)
  • TB test

6.     Bring your completed packet back to your home school office as soon as possible!  When you turn in your completed packet, your child is then assigned a registration number and is placed on the enrollment list.

7.     Done!

8.     Enjoy your spring and summer and make sure your child attends the first day of school on Monday, August 18th, 2014 – this is very important so that your child keeps his/her school enrollment status!

Want more information?  Check out the MUSD registration information page here.

Parent Guide for Kindergarten

What will your child learn in Kindergarten?  A new academic adventure awaits!  Click here to access the MUSD Parent Guide for Kindergarten - find out about California State Content Standards in English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and History-Social Science.  Plus get some answers to frequently asked questions!

What Will My Child Do in Kindergarten?

Have lots of fun and engage in lots of learning!  Some schools offer full day Kindergarten and some schools offer part-day Kindergarten.  Take a look at these sample schedules to get an idea about the flow of the day. 




8:00      Writing Journal

8:15      Language Arts

9:00      Math

9:30      Recess

9:40      PM Class Arrives

9:50      Mon. & Fri. (Music)

             Wed. (Yoga/Social Studies)

             Tues. & Thur. (Phys. Ed.)

10:15    Calendar

10:35    Centers

11:10    Clean Up

11:15    Recess

11:20    AM Dismissal

11:35    Same as Morning (8:00 - 9:30)




8:00    Greeting

8:15    ELD Practice

           Musical Share

8:30    Calendar                

8:45    Board Language

9:00    ST Math

           Literacy Centers

9:45    Read Aloud

            Shared Reading

10:00   Recess

10:15   Board Math

10:40   Math

11:00   Writing

11:20   Read Aloud

11:35   Lunch

12:25   Systematic ELD

1:05    Songs

           Clean Up

1:20    Dismissal


♥  Thanks to Ms. Tran (Rose Kindergarten) for sharing her half day schedule and to Ms. Bernal (Robert Randall Kindergarten) for sharing her full day schedule!