KINDERGARTEN JUMP START
August 18-22, 2014
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 Kindergarteners and their families to learn about their new school. Children will become familiar with the school building, staff, and typical school-day activities and practices. Jump Start aims to help young children:
· Experience joyful learning
· Learn school readiness behaviors
· Become more comfortable with the school environment
· Help teachers to get to know students better
· Allow teachers to assess students’ skills and strengths
Jump Start will run for 5 consecutive half-days (usually 9-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.
How can I sign up my child for Jump Start?
Families who have enrolled their child in Kindergarten will receive a letter from their assigned school inviting them to participate. Families will need to reserve a space and return needed health and safety forms ahead of time.