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The Way To K!

The Way to K! is our introduction of the prerequisites, procedures, and programs for incoming kindergarten students at Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School. You can view all of the information by clicking the headings below.

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School Contact Information
Whether you are enrolling your first child or if you have gone through the process before, we know you may have questions or concerns. Key contact information is below:

Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School
105 Andrew St.
Green Brook, NJ 08812
(732) 968-1052

Principal, Mr. Paul Fornale, pfornale@gbtps.org
School Nurse, Mrs. Pam Ostrander, postrander@gbtps.org
Technical Support, Mr. Jason Weber, parenthelp@gbtps.org

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the lead-up to “The Big Day.”

Registration Instructions
Children are eligible to register for Kindergarten entrance in September if they are 5 years old by October 31 of that year. For example, students can register for the 2019-2020 school year, if they will be 5 years old by October, 31, 2019.

To register your child for school we will need to gather some information. Here is how the process works:

  1. You will need to complete the registration form (see below).
  2. After completing the form, our registrar will contact you and schedule an in-person appointment.
  3. At this appointment, you will need to bring the documentation listed below. Please note that without all of the below items, we cannot register your child.
    • Proof of Residency (deed, lease agreement)
    • Utility bill, showing parent’s name and address
    • Original birth certificate or passport
    • Immunization records
  4. After the documentation is verified you will sign an affidavit residency. Once this is completed, your child is registered.
  5. As part of the registration process, you will be required to provide your student’s current physical and dental exam reports.
  6. After your child is fully registered online, you will be given appointments for a one hour morning Kindergarten Orientation Program in May 2019 as well as a student screening which will occur during in May 2019. You will not be able to make these appointments until you have fully completed the online registration.

If you have any questions or concerns during the enrollment process, please contact the IEF front office at (732) 968-1052.

Registration Form
The online registration form can be found at the link below. Please follow all the instructions. If registering multiple students, you will need to complete a form for each child.

Policies and Regulations
District policies and regulations pertaining to registration are listed on the student registration page.

'The Big Day', A Letter to Parents, from the Kindergarten Teachers
Our kindergarten staff has prepared a detailed orientation letter for parents, “The Big Day”. Use the button below to view, download, or print.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
Is your child ready for his/her grade level?  This simple question can send otherwise rational adults into a tailspin.  Yes, every child is special and unique, and develops at his or her own pace, but there are certain skills and knowledge sets most educators and developmental experts agree are essential tools for social and academic growth, development, and achievement in school.

The checklist is designed to help you look at your child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.  This checklist includes tips to help guide you as you work and play with your child, and items that are important to your child’s success in kindergarten.  It is designed for four and five-year-olds.  The criteria for many items on the checklist should not be applied to children three years old or younger.

Health Information

Please see the links below for important school health information, including required immunizations and health and dental screenings.

Physical Form, Dental Form, and Immunization Requirements (required for registration)
Please note ALL immunizations must be completed BEFORE school entry. Parents must provide the school with a hard copy of the immunizations (provided by the student’s physician).

  • DTP or DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis):  must have a total of 4 doses with one dose given after the fourth birthday
  • Polio:  must have a total of 3 doses with one given after the fourth birthday
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella): must have a total of 2 doses, the first is usually at or about 15 months and the second is just before Kindergarten entry
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox):  one dose after the first birthday
  • Hepatitis B:  a total of 3 doses

In addition to immunizations, students will need physical and dental exams. Please see the links below for details.

Immunization Requirements

Physical Exam Form

Dental Exam Form

Additional Information from the Health Office
Please see the linked files for additional important information from the school nurse.

Health Office Guidelines

Nutrition Policy and School Celebration Guidelines

Other Details

Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

  • five sharpened pencils
  • one box of crayons (24 count or smaller)
  • ten glue sticks
  • one box of washable markers ( box of 8)
  • one composition notebook (marble notebook )
  • one pencil box ( no zipper bags please, box only)
  • one box of tissues
  • one tri-fold rest mat (no sleeping bags please)
  • one pair of safety scissors
  • an old short sleeve adult t-shirt to be used as an art smock
  • two boxes of baby wipes
  • two rolls of paper towels
  • one change of clothes
  • two folders with pockets – 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green & 1- red
  • backpack-no wheels
  • two yellow highlighters
  • four dry erase black marker
  • one package 3×5 index cards
  • five black pens

PLEASE LABEL THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME:  rest mat, art smock, pencil box, folder, extra clothes

Sample Lunch Menu
Information about school lunches, including pricing, menus, and online payments for student debit accounts can be found on the Food Services page.
Directions for the 'Get Caught Reading' Program
There is a summer reading program for incoming kindergarten students called “Get Caught Reading”. Details can be found at the link below.