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Asheville Outlets and Buncombe County Schools Host Countdown to Kindergarten

Educational Event for Parents and Children

Starting kindergarten can be scary for both kids and their parents, so Asheville Outlets has teamed up with the Buncombe County Schools to create an event that will make that step just a little easier. On Tuesday, November 17th, over twenty-two schools and ten different county school curriculum departments will set up informational and interactive booths and displays in the Food Court at Asheville Outlets. Families with future kindergarten students are encouraged to attend to find out more about what to expect for the first year of school. The event takes place from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“Buncombe County Schools is excited about partnering with Asheville Outlets to offer an event for families with future kindergarten students,” said Candie Sellers, Director of Elementary Education for Buncombe County Schools. “Families will have the opportunity to attend our Countdown to Kindergarten event to learn more about our schools and the variety of innovative and engaging activities we have to offer.”

Kindergarten teachers will be available to answer questions and share insights to help families prepare for their child’s first year. There will also be information available for parents and children to learn more about digital learning, art and music, registration and orientation, health forms and immunizations, after-school and school nutrition programs and much more. It’s a great opportunity to interact with educators, administrators and other families.

About Jill Lieberman

I grew up in Western North Carolina, and like many who grew up here, left for bigger and better things. I ended up choosing to come right back where I started. I have lived in cities from Manhattan to San Francisco to Atlanta. Asheville is my favorite. After getting a master’s degree in journalism with a public relations focus, my first job was with an agency in Greenville working on crisis communications for the hospital system. That began a career where I’ve handled almost every job there is in PR/marketing /media, from copywriter to media buyer to event planner to salesperson. I was in the trenches during the first dot com boom and bust and worked with Google before it became a verb. I’ve written regular columns for publications on beauty products and how to navigate the internet.