The Long Lots Elementary School PTA has planned a series of play dates for the school's incoming kindergarteners so they can get to know some of their classmates before school starts.

The four sessions on the school's playground are designed to ease the transition to Kindergarten, the PTA said, particularly for students who are new to town or did not attend preschool. The play dates are open to siblings.

Play dates are scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday Aug., 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Clothing and accessories with the Long Lots School logo will be available for purchase from the PTA. The group said it is seeking volunteers to oversee recesses and lunches during the first month of school, and those interested may speak with PTA hostesses at play dates.

For more information, email Lara Willis at lara@willisclan.com or Amy MacRae at amy_macrae@yahoo.com.