Sunday, August 13, 2017

Seattle Schools Next Week

Next week heralds the resumption of Board committee meetings and public district activity but I thought I'd give an early heads up especially about the Kindergarten Jump Start event.

Starting Monday, August 21st thru August 25th
Jump Start  9-12 daily, at 57 participating schools.
Jump Start is a FREE week-long experience for Kindergartners to learn about school. Children will become familiar with their new school building, staff, typical school day activities and practices. Their parents/guardians will be able to meet with the school principal and ask questions about school. Teachers start to build relationships with students and observe their skills and strengths. Read about signs of a successful transition to Kindergarten.
Jump Start aims to help young children:
  • Experience joyful learning
  • Learn school readiness behaviors
  • Become more comfortable with the school environment
  • Jump Start will run for 5 consecutive half-days (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • A parent/guardian meeting with the school principal is scheduled during the week
  • Bilingual staff will assist children who are English-language learners
  • Extra support is offered for children with special needs 
  • Some schools will offer snacks and lunch
  • No transportation is provided, so families need to drop off and pick up children each day

How do we register for JUMP START?
Mail your completed  Jump Start registration and health form to the school to which your child is assigned. (Find your school's address under "Schools" tab).  OR you can email it to:
Tuesday, August 22nd
Curriculum & Instruction Policy Committee, 4:30-6:30 pm., no agenda yet

Wednesday, August 23rd
Operations Committee, 4:30-6:30 pm, no agenda yet

Thursday, August 24th
Executive Committee, 8:30 am-10:00 am, no agenda yet

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