Jump Start at Queen Anne Elementary
Greetings family members of incoming QAE Kindergarteners!
Thank you for registering your child in our Jump Start Program. We are excited to meet you and your young learner soon. Jump Start will be held Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th from 7:55 - 10:55am. It will give our incoming students a chance to meet the kindergarten teachers and other incoming students and to get a taste of what kindergarten will be like before the beginning of the school year. It will also give your family an early opportunity to practice this important home to school transition before the first day of school.
Please plan to arrive between 7:40 and 7:55 am on Monday the 21st. After checking in, family members are welcome to walk with their student into their first classroom and help them get settled. Once all of the students have arrived, the teachers will ask the students to wave goodbye to their family members and come to the learning carpet to listen to a story. Please prepare yourself and your child for this goodbye ahead of time. The more okay you are with a quick and positive goodbye, the more okay your student will be with your exit.
At the end of the week, we will work together as Kindergarten teachers to make classroom assignments that will best benefit all students’ learning. Class placements will be announced on Thursday, August 31st at our Back to School Night. Note - Back to School Night had previously been listed on August 30th. It was changed to August 31st. We'll see you there!
More about Jump Start
Jump Start is a free, district-wide 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 more on the SPS Jump Start site...
Jump Start Logistics
Drop off: Please walk your child in to the hallway of the white building on our campus (just up the stairs from the main entrance) and check them in with one of the kindergarten teachers. They will be given a nametag and directed to their first classroom rotation location. During the week the students will have a chance to work in all three of our kindergarten classrooms.
Pick Up: Students will be picked up in front of the white building at 10:55am each day. Teachers will closely supervise students until they are reunited with their adult.
We look forward to meeting you all soon!
The K Teaching Team
Rene Ward, Rachel Marks, Megan Palumbo & Katie Cryan Leary
> QAE Pool Party - Aug. 5, 7-8:30pm
> Jump Start Kick-off Party - Aug. 19, 3-5pm
> Jump Start Week - Aug. 21-25, 7:55-10:55am
> Back-to-School Night - Aug. 31st
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