Kindergarten Jump Start
Jump Start is a pre-kindergarten, transitional program conducted in August for children preparing to enter kindergarten in September. It is part of the Grant Program funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. There is no charge for this program, and it is open to all incoming students at Beverly, Cedar Valley, College Place, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Spruce elementary schools. The focus is on preparing your child for success in kindergarten -- familiarizing your child with the school environment, the kindergarten teachers, and the daily schedule. Children will be involved in typical kindergarten classroom activities, tour the school campus, and experience outdoor play just like they will at recess. This fun, positive experience helps our kindergarten students become familiar with school before all of the older students arrive. It makes the start of the school year easier and less stressful for parents and children.
Jump Start is a three-week program: