Kindergarten 2017/18 Jump Start

Lafayette Elementary School would like to invite all 2017-2018 Kindergarten students to attend Kindergarten Jump Start!

Dates: August 21 – 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Lafayette Elementary School, 2645 California Ave. SW., Seattle, WA 98116206-252-9500 Fax 206-252-9501

RSVP:   Here for the Sign Up Genius page

What is Jump Start?

Jump Start is a FREE week-long experience for incoming kindergartners to learn about school.

Why should I send my child to Jump Start?

Kids who attend Jump Start have the opportunity to gain familiarity with their classmates, teachers, and school. This makes a huge difference on the first day of kindergarten and relieves many anxieties for our little ones! We play games, tour the school, go to recess, and we start to get an idea of what a real day of kindergarten will be like. Most importantly, Jump Start is a ton of fun!

Why do teachers encourage ALL kindergartners to attend Jump Start?

Teachers use this opportunity to build relationships with students. The transition to kindergarten becomes much smoother—not only for kids, but for teachers, too! This is also a great time for teachers to observe the skills and strengths of incoming students.

Please Bring:

  • A mid-morning snack labeled with your child’s name
  • Click here for the Jump Start Information from Seattle Public Schools
  • Any required medications, along with appropriate health forms (see below), for students with health concerns. Important: If your child has a serious health concern requiring medication at school:  We will need a written Individual Health Plan (IHP) and an Authorization for Medication on file at school prior to Jump Start. Without these, an adult family member will need to remain on-site during Jump Start in case of an emergency. Please call (206) 252-0750 (SPS Health Services) if your child needs an Individual Health Plan and they will assist you.

Please bring the following forms if your child requires medications:

Authorization for Medication Form  and IHP Form

What if my child cannot attend Jump Start?

Teachers will have Family Connections for each student prior to Kindergarteners starting school on September 11th.  These family meetings will be held September 6 – 8th and the teachers will be sending out information to parents and guardians after Jump Start to register for these meetings.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting your Kindergartner this summer!

The Kindergarten Teacher Team

School Website Link