Preparing for kindergarten is an exciting time for children and parents alike. To help ease the transition, many schools in the Dubuque Community School District will host a Kindergarten Welcome Events/Open House to allow students and families get acquainted with their school and its staff in preparation for the 2016-17 school year.

At the event, attendees will meet the school’s kindergarten teachers, the school principal and other school staff. There will be an overview of the school as well as overview of the registration process.

The schedule is as follows (contact the school for additional details):

Audubon Elementary School
June 3 from 2:15-3:10 p.m.

Bryant Elementary School
April 12 at 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.

Carver Elementary School
April 19 at 4:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m.

Eisenhower Elementary School
April 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. (last names A-L)
April 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. (last names M-Z)

Fulton Elementary School
Open house at August registration

Hoover Elementary School
April 21

Irving Elementary School
April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Kennedy Elementary School
April 19 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary School
May 4 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Marshall Elementary School
April 12 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Sageville Elementary School
April 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Table Mound Elementary School
April 14 from 4-4:45 p.m., 5-5:45 p.m. or 6-6:45 p.m.

In advance of the event, families can learn more about kindergarten in the Dubuque Community School District at The website includes a variety of kindergarten forms and resources as well as a tool to lookup a student’s home school based on street address.

For more information about the Kindergarten Welcome Events, contact your home school.