Kindergarten Roundup and more schools stuff

Message from Sherry of the Schools Committee!
Hello everyone:  If you have a child who will be a kindergartener during the 2012-2013 school year, I want to make sure you have some important information.
First, the annual Mary Lin Kindergarten Roundup is Tuesday, MAY 1ST at 9:30 a.m. in the Mary Lin Auditorium. It’s a great opportunity for parents/guardians of rising kindergarteners to meet the kindergarten team and hear about what’s in store for the upcoming year. You are highly encouraged to bring your rising kindergartener to meet other kids that will be entering in August and to hang out in a kindergarten classroom with a current kindergarten class. You will also get information about registering your child for school.  For more information, email or call the Mary Lin office at 404-802-8850.
Second, the School Supply Sale starts Monday, April 30.  I encourage you to purchase a school supply packet ahead of time.  Last year, I bought my child’s supplies individually once I got the list, but this year we will definitely buy a supply packet.  Why?  Because (1) it’s much cheaper than buying supplies individually, (2) the packet will contain every supply your child needs – some of them are difficult to find without going to a speciality store like the School Box or shopping online, and (3) you, like me, may remember the days of picking out individualized “special” school supplies (like that huge box of crayons) but most of the teachers pool the supplies and dole them out to the kids as needed, so it’s better to save the special school/craft supplies for home.  I will note, though, that teachers always appreciate extra paper towel, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc.!  Here’s the announcement from the Mary Lin Rocket.  What it doesn’t mention is that you’ll be able to purchase packets online at

The School Supply Sale is Coming!

Starting Monday, April 30th, you can purchase your child’s school supplies for the 2012-13 school year.

Believe it or not, this school year is almost over, and this means it’s already school supply time.
You can buy these items individually but avoid the lines and driving around for items! You can buy directly from Mary Lin PTA via EPI and have everything you need for the start of school.
These school supply packs are not sold at the beginning of school, so you must purchase them at the end of this year.
Pass this info around to friends and new families to Mary Lin. More info coming soon!
Questions? Contact: Teresa Tinney at
Finally, if you cannot attend the Roundup, I have included registration information below.  (Even if you can attend, it’s a good idea to review the information so that you can get any questions answered at the Roundup.  Please note that Ms. Huff, whose email is provided below, is on maternity leave (twins!) and won’t return until July.  I highly, highly recommend you register before the end of the year while the school is fully staffed.  If you cannot come until summer, I would definitely recommend calling first to make sure registrations are being accepted that day.
Registration for kindergarten students will be accepted May 2nd– May 18th, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 9:00 – 1:30. PLEASE DO NOT COME BEFORE 9:00 OR AFTER 1:30 TO REGISTER. If you are unable to register during this time, you may register during the summer. Our summer registration dates are as follows (Please call before coming to make sure the office will be open.):
· June 25th– 29th
· July 9th– July 19th
· July 24 – July 31st
Summer registration hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Below is a list of documents that must be provided to register your child for the upcoming school year. At the Kindergarten Round-Up on May 1st, we will go over the registration packet and answer any questions concerning the process.
PLEASE NOTE: Original documents must be provided at the time of enrollment. We will make copies of the originals, or you may bring a set of copies which will expedite the process.
The following items must be submitted in person by the parent/legal guardian:
For Proof of Residency:
1. Notarized Affidavit of Residency

2. One of the following:
A. Deed
B. Mortgage Statement (current, within 30 days of enrollment, must show address of legal residence)
C. Lease ( must consist of written evidence that a current, valid agreement exists and the name, address, and/or telephone number of the owner/lessee must be included)
3. Georgia Power utility monthly statement which evidences the location of the legal residence (must be current, within 30 days of enrollment)
4. A valid Georgia driver’s license with the in-zone address or a current voided check with the in-zone address.
For the Student’s Permanent Record
1. Atlanta Public Schools Registration Form
Click Here for Atlanta Public Schools Registration Form
2. Official Birth Certificate
3. Social Security Card or Statement of Objection to Use
Click Here for Statement of Objection to Use

4. GA Ear, Eye, Dental Certificate #3300 (obtained from your pediatrician, dentist, and/or Public Health Department)

5. GA Immunization Form #3231 or Affidavit of Religious Objection (obtained from your pediatrician or Public Health Dept.)
Click Here for Affidavit of Religious Objection

6. Signed Compulsory Attendance Acknowledgement

Having all these items in hand will enable us to schedule your child for the upcoming school year. Class lists will be posted July 31stat 4:00pm on the front doors of the school. Your child’s name will NOT be reflected on a class list if his/her registration packet is not completed by July 20th. If you register after July 20th, your child’s classroom assignment will be posted at Open House on August 3rd.
Any questions, please contact T’wana Walker-Huff ( or Cheryl Mason ( at 404-802-8850.
See you at Lin!