May 25, 2024

Dighton Elementary and Palmer River Elementary Preschool Screenings


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Dighton Elementary and Palmer River Elementary School will be taking appointments for preschool screenings for the 2024-2025 school year. Residents of Dighton and Rehoboth who have a three or four-year-old and are interested in the screening may call Linda DeLeo at Palmer River Elementary school. She will be taking appointments for both schools. She can be reached 508-252-5100, ext. 3104. Please call between the hours of 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

This screening process is for NEW applicants who live in either the town of Dighton or Rehoboth and whose child will be at least 3 years of age by August 31, 2024. These screenings serve two purposes. First, students will be eligible to enter a lottery for available openings in the Integrated Preschool Program at their respective schools. This program integrates typically-developing children to serve as role models for children in need of special education services through a play-centered, interactive, curriculum-rich preschool experience. Secondly, the screenings serve to identify students who may need further evaluations and/or special education services.

Please call Linda DeLeo to arrange an appointment. We would like to have the appointments scheduled by February 16, 2024. Screenings will take place the week of February 26, 2024. The developmental and social skills screening takes approximately 45 minutes. Please bring the following to the appointment:

• Proof of residency (recent utility or tax statement, mortgage or lease statement, etc ...)
• Your child
• Driver’s license

*** Copies of these documents will be made at the time of the appointment.

A screening can NOT be completed if an appointment time was not secured and/or required documents are not presented at the time of the appointment.

We look forward to meeting with you and your child as part of this process. If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Dighton Elementary School                                   Palmer River Elementary School
Lynn Dessert, Principal                                Kristine Kefor, Principal
Katelyn Lima, Assistant Principal          Cheryl Leandro, Assistant Principal
508-669-4245                                                 508-252-5100


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