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It was "yellow day" recently in Jennifer Sterner's preschool class at Newport Elementary School, so Sterner encourage her students to wear something yellow for their half-day class. Talking about letters and learning to take turns to talk (from left) are Emmanuel Ayoyemi, Autumn Sullivan, Sterner, Liban Guled, Suad Abdullahi, Alexa Zelaya and Conner Erickson. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

A good head start: District 833 preschool kids finding success in kindergarten

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Last year's preschool grads at Pullman and Newport elementary schools are in kindergarten this year and many parents have opted for full-day classes as a result of the success their kids had.


There are now two sections of all-day kindergarten at both schools this year as a result of parent interest. Last year, there was only one class at each school.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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