The second annual "Welcome to Kindergarten" picnic is set for Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cy Young Park, Pavilion No. 5.

All 2011-2012 Newcomerstown School District kindergartners and their parents are invited.

Many East School staff will be there to meet and greet the 2011-2012 kindergarten class.

They will be serving hot dogs, baked beans, watermelon and punch. Each child will receive a bag filled with many fun and valuable items to help them be successful kindergartners. Parents will be given ideas how to help their child grow and be successful in school.

This picnic is sponsored by Project HOPE. All supplies are provided by donations and grant money.