School News

Kindergarten Jump Start 2021/22

Dear Kindergarten Families:

We are happy your child will be joining us this fall at Sacajawea Elementary.  We are SO excited to include your family in the Sacajawea Community!  To get ready for kindergarten, we invite your student to come to Jump Start this summer.  Students will meet the teachers, learn class routines, and tour the school.  Grab and go breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. NO transportation is provided.  We will follow District, CDC and King County health guidelines.

Jump Start Details:

·         Date: Tuesday and Wednesday August 17th & 18th, 2021

·         Location:

Sacajawea Elementary School

9501 20th Ave. NE

·         Time: 9 am-12 pm

·         Cost: FREE!

·         Please don’t send a snack, lunch or backpack with your child.  These become big distractions these first few days and we want children to be able to focus on getting to know their classmates, teachers and school.

·         Adults and Children in Seattle Public Schools buildings are required to wear masks for health and safety. Please make sure your child is prepared to wear a mask during Jump Start.  Students can wear their own masks, or we can provide one when they arrive at school.

Registration:

1) You can fill out the paper form. Scan and email to dnorman@seattleschools.org or mail the paper copies to

Sacajawea Elementary School

                Attn: Jump Start

                9501 20th Ave. NE 

Forms can be dropped of in person 8 AM-3 PM after August 9th

The form is also available electronically at this link:  https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/early_learning/resources

2) Student Health Concerns

If your child has a serious health concern requiring medication at school or a school-based health plan, please send your child’s Individual Health Plan and Authorization for Medication forms to Sacajawea.  For help with this, please call SPS Health Services at (206) 252-0750.  Scroll Down to the health section on this link to find health forms: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/early_learning/resources

Jump Start Family Picnic:

·         Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

·         Location: Sacajawea Park

·         Time:12-1 pm

·         We invite all K families and other students new to Sacajawea this year to join us on the last day of Jump Start!  Bring a blanket or something to sit on and your family lunch when you pick up your child and join us to eat outside and meet other students and families.  There will also be grab and go school lunches available for anyone who has not brought their own lunch. The K teachers will be outside too. 😊

September Start of School Dates:

·         September 1-3 (W/Th/F):

o   Family Connection Visits (1-on-1 family & teacher 30-minute meetings)

o   Each family will meet with their K teacher-students will be assigned to teachers before the family meetings, and we will call or email you to set up a meeting time.

o   NO school for kindergartners.

·         September 7-8 (T/W):

o   Teacher meetings-NO school for kindergartners.

·         September 9 (Thursday):

o   FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for kindergarten students!

Looking forward to a year of learning and joy!

Sacajawea Kindergarten Team

Daily Jump Start Schedule will include the following activities:

Sign-in – Families sign in students at tables on the lower playground and wait for K teachers.  This is also where you should come to pick-up your child at 12 pm.

Circle Time – We’ll learn how we sit/stand in our own space, sing

songs, listen to stories, practice raising hands, taking turns, etc.

Learning Activities – Children rotate through various academic and social activities, and school tours

Choice Time – Children learn social and play skills through choice activities.

Snack – Snack WILL be provided. Please do not send snack or a lunchbox from home.  If your child has special dietary needs please let us know.

Recess – Learn playground rules, structured activities, and free-play.

Sign out and pick up

For Parents – At 9:05 on August 17th, Parents will meet for a short time with Principal Friesen. This will be time to meet other Kindergarten families, ask questions, and just get to know each other.