Current and prospective students of the Fulton City School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program recently conducted experiments, played with bubbles and had a good time during Ooey Gooey Science Night.
Children squealed with delight as the Bubble Man took center stage and made a variety of bubble creations, from space ships to snowmen. The highlight for the evening was when he put youngster Ava Stenson inside a bubble.
“That was awesome!” Stenson said after the performance. “I can’t believe I was in a bubble.”
While the students were busy learning the science behind creating bubbles and doing other “ooey gooey” projects, parents had a chance to learn more about the UPK program.
They were able to address any questions with an informational team of FCSD personnel.
According to Carri Waloven, the district’s director of literacy and UPK, the turnout for the event was “fantastic.”
She hopes the number of attendees at the recent science night will be an indicator of a large UPK class next year.
However, space is limited and she encouraged parents to register their child for the program as soon as possible.
UPK is coordinated in partnership with Oswego County Opportunities, First Step Universal Pre-K, Pinnacle and the Fulton YMCA.
It is offered at each elementary school in either a morning or afternoon session for two-and-one-half hours.
The program is free for district residents who turn 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2015.
Registration packets are available at the main office of each elementary school, at the Registrar’s Office at the Education Center or online at www.fulton.cnyric.org.