Welcome to Munson Primary School
1007 Westview Dr. | Mulvane, Kansas 67110 | 316-777-0151 | FAX: 316-777-2798
Debbie White, Building Principal
W.D. Munson Primary School is home of the Wildcat Cubs and serves our community's youngest learners. Team Munson is comprised of 500+ students Pre-K through Grade 2, 40 Mulvane Parents as Teachers families and a staff of 90+ dedicated professionals.
Mulvane Parents as Teachers (PAT) serves families prenatally and with children birth to 72 months. Parent educators provide families with regular home/school-based visits, play group opportunities, early childhood screenings and resource networking.
Ten half-day sessions of preschool meet the needs of three and four years old students who have completed a Child Find screening and met program requirements. Three of the five preschool classrooms are Early Childhood Special Education classrooms with Peer Buddies from our community. The other two preschool classrooms are funded annually through state grant awards: Preschool-Aged State Preschool and Kansas Preschool Program (KPP). Preschool classrooms meet four days a week, with no classes on Wednesday.
M, T, Th & F AM session: 7:55-11:10 AM, PM session: 11:55 AM-3:10 PM
Currently, there are seven all-day kindergarten classrooms and six classrooms each in first and second grade. With the support of our Board of Education and district administration, our kindergarten classes will serve 15-20 students. Our average class size for first and second grade is 20-25 children per classroom. Many classrooms also have a co-teaching paraprofessional/aide working with the classroom teacher. We maintain a strong academic program in the areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, health and technology. Students also receive instruction in music, physical education, art and library. Title I reading and math, counseling, community resource support and special education services are available to students.
School hours are 7:55 AM-3:10 PM M, T, TH & F. School starts one hour later on Wednesdays to provide time for certified staff development. Late Start Wednesday hours are 8:55 AM-3:10 PM. To maintain school safety, doors are locked through the day, with entrance to the school on the south side of the building through the main office doors. Students may enter the school gym at 7:35 AM (8:35 AM Wednesday) and are escorted to their classrooms at 7:50 AM (8:50 AM Wednesday). The school bell rings at 7:55 AM.
Breakfast at school is available from 7:20 AM-7:45 AM. Students eating breakfast at school may enter the building at 7:15 AM. Lunch is available from 10:50 AM-12:40 PM, with morning preschoolers having the opportunity to eat lunch at school from 11:15-11:35 AM, if accompanied by a parent, or for afternoon preschoolers from 11:20-11:45 AM.
School families meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-3:00 PM. All Team Munson students and staff are grouped into families with a family adult leader and seven to eight students per family, with a combination of kindergarten, first and second graders in each family. Morning preschoolers are paired with one second grade class and afternoon preschoolers are matched with a kindergarten class. These preschool family teams meet regularly at a different school family time, with the purpose of developing cross-grade level relationships and mentor opportunities.
Our professional staff work hard to ensure the safety of our students and to provide high-quality, individualized learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of each student. We do this in partnership with Team Munson families, community volunteers and businesses. It's our privilege and pleasure to work with children birth to eight years old and alongside our educational partners.
I look forward to teaming with you to make this an awesome year of learning! Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, and suggestions for improving our service to students, their families and our community at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-777-0151, ext. 1602.
Happy "New" School Year!
Learning, laughing, caring, sharing as we grow together