• New Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night

    We want to welcome you and your child to the Derry Township School District and the Hershey Early Childhood Center.  We are beginning an exciting journey together. To kick off the 2019-20 school year, parents are cordially invited to attend the New Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (weather date Thursday, January 23, 2020) at the Hershey Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room #1 (MPR1) from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    A one-hour general session will be held in the Hershey Elementary School's Multi-Purpose Room #1 (MPR1).  During the general session, district and building staff will share information on health, transportation, and food services. You will learn about the top 10 things to know about kindergarten, hear an overview of the kindergarten curriculum and learn about special events and projects that your child will participate in during the 2020-21 school year.  After this session, you will have an opportunity to meet with the principals, support services personnel, kindergarten staff, P.T.O. leaders and other parents.  Topics to be covered will include the transition to a full day kindergarten program, the enrollment process, food services and transportation.

    In order to be effective, this orientation is designed for parents and guardians only.   Babysitting will not be provided.  Parking is available at the side of the Elementary School and in the bus corral area. 

    Prior to school starting in August, your child will be invited (by an appointment assigned by the school) to a Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Day at the Early Childhood Center.  The 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, August 24, 2020. 

    We look forward to meeting with you on January 22nd!



    Items shared will be updated after meeting occurs.


    To view or print the information shared at the meeting, please click on image links below:


    Kindergarten Registration -

         Cover 2020                                         

           The A to Z of Kindergarten Readiness -

                                                  AtoZ of K Readiness

    Hershey Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) -

    Kindergarten Handbook for Incoming Students and Parents -


    link to be added soon


     Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten -

                                                   Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

    Developing Motor and Self-care Skills for Kindergarten -

                                                                         Developing Motor & Self-care Skills for K