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    Kindergarten Jump Start 2016
    Posted on 06/01/2016

    Kindergarten Jump Start 2016 Info

    August 22-26, 2016

    What is Jump Start?
    Jump Start is a way to help children and their families begin school ready – and excited – about learning. It is a week-long experience for new kindergartners and their families to become familiar with their new school building, staff, and typical school-day activities and practices.

    Jump Start helps young children:

    • experience joyful learning
    • learn school readiness behaviors
    • become more comfortable with the school environment

    Jump Start helps teachers:

    • get to know students better
    • assess students’ skills and strengths

    This summer, district elementary and K-8 schools across Seattle will offer Jump Start the week of August 22-26. Jump Start runs for five consecutive half-days (usually 9 a.m. to noon). Parents/guardians will have a chance to meet with the school principal during the week. Interpreters will be available for children who are English-language learners. Meals or snacks are served at most sites. Transportation is not provided.

    How can I sign up my child for Jump Start?
    Children who have been registered for kindergarten are automatically welcome to attend Jump Start if their school is participating. No other paperwork is needed unless the child has a serious health condition. Check the list of participating schools on the reverse side of this flyer to see if Jump Start is offered at your school. Children may attend Jump Start only at the school for which they are registered, even if they are on the wait list at another school.

    Comments from past Jump Start participants

    From a parent: “My child is usually shy; since attending Jump Start, she smiles more, is engaged in the classroom activities and is making friends.”

    From a teacher: “The students were much more relaxed and calm. The dynamic of my class is really close. Children settled in a lot faster this year – and I believe it’s because of Jump Start.”

    From a principal: “It started the school year with a different climate. We are now reaping the gains.”

    Schools participating in Jump Start 2016:

    • Arbor Heights
    • Bailey Gatzert
    • Bagley
    • Beacon Hill International
    • Broadview-Thomson K-8
    • Cascade Parent Partnership K-8
    • Concord International
    • Dearborn Park International
    • Dunlap
    • Emerson
    • Fairmount Park
    • Gatewood
    • Graham Hill
    • Green Lake
    • Hawthorne
    • Hazel Wolf K-8
    • Highland Park
    • John Muir
    • John Rogers
    • Kimball
    • Lafayette
    • Laurelhurst
    • Lawton
    • Leschi
    • Licton Springs K-8 @ Lincoln
    • Lowell
    • Madrona K-8
    • Maple
    • Martin Luther King, Jr
    • McDonald International
    • McGilvra
    • Montlake
    • North Beach
    • Northgate
    • Olympic Hills at Cedar Park
    • Olympic View
    • Orca K-8
    • Pathfinder K-8
    • Queen Anne Elementary
    • Roxhill
    • Sacajawea
    • Salmon Bay K-8
    • Sand Point
    • Sanislo
    • South Shore K-8
    • Stevens
    • Thurgood Marshall
    • TOPS K-8
    • Van Asselt
    • Viewlands
    • West Seattle Elementary
    • Wing Luke