Kinderzone Information

Kinderzone Information for Kindergarten Families 2018–19

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to our school! We are very excited to meet your kindergarten student, and for you to be a part of our school community.

Starting kindergarten is an important time, and we are committed to supporting this transition in a way that builds upon your child’s enthusiasm. Our district kindergarten team has been working hard to ensure our youngest learners have the best experience possible.

School starts on Wednesday, September 5 for all kindergarten students. The doors to the building open at 7:45. You can drop off your child in Room 7, the second classroom past the library as you enter the building. Our school begins at 7:55 AM. After school pick up will be from Room 7 at 2:25 PM.

The first week of school will be “Kinderzone” time. Starting this year, we are introducing Kinderzone in all 4J elementary schools to better serve our students’ needs. During Kinderzone, the first three days of school, kindergarten students will interact with teachers and other school staff members. Teachers will observe, assess and get to know each child.

This districtwide, consistent approach is more child-centered and will provide a gentle, welcoming start to the school year for our youngest students. We will have many small group activities, which make it easier for children to gain confidence. Your child will get to know our school staff and become familiar with the school’s expectations, and teachers and staff will get to know your child better from the beginning. Our goal is to provide individual attention for every student, resulting in a happy and successful start to the school year and to their elementary school experience.

On time, all day: We ask for your help in making your child’s first days go as smoothly as possible by having your child arrive on time, not taking them home early, and allowing them to fully experience the school day on their own. You are a valued part of the team and will have many opportunities to be involved in the classroom after the school year gets underway. It is important for your student to be at school on time and for the full day—every day, at every grade level—and it is especially critical to get a strong start with on-time attendance at the beginning of the year.

Again, we are very excited to have your student in kindergarten this year, and to have your family be a part of our school community. Additionally, you are invited to our Open House on Tuesday, September 4th from noon to 1:00 PM. We look forward to welcoming your child to school on Wednesday, September 5.


Principal Tom

In Eugene 4J, we value a kindergarten experience that motivates, inspires, encourages, and supports all students by providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively as lifelong learners.