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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:windowtext">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:windowtext"> Okroy, Susan
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Dear Curriculum Directors and Preschool Coordinators/Directors:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">We have had numerous requests from superintendents, curriculum and early childhood directors to discuss the preschool/kindergarten transition process. USBE will
 be hosting a Preschool/Kindergarten Transition Summit, to be held on Dec. 14, 2016, at USBE, 250 E 500 S., in Basement West, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Further information will be given at the Nov. 8, 2016, Curriculum Director’s meeting. Please see the attached
 flyer announcing the Summit. Details on registration will be forthcoming. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Summit Goals:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Identify effective community transition and alignment practices.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Anticipate and problem-solve around key barriers to effective practices.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Discuss participants’ perspectives on key outcomes that support buy-in.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Participants will receive:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Research on transition and alignment practices and school readiness.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Time to evaluate current practices.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Opportunities to collaboratively explore next steps.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">We look forward to working with you on the preschool/kindergarten transition process. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Sincerely,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";color:#002060">Susan J. Okroy<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Early Childhood Specialist/Literacy Tutoring Specialist<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">Utah State Board of Education<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#002060">(801) 538-7765<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Cambria",serif;color:#002060"><a href="mailto:susan.okroy@schools.utah.gov"><span style="color:#0563C1">susan.okroy@schools.utah.gov</span></a>
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