Welcome New Families!
Whether your child is an incoming Kindergartener or starting Adams at an upper grade the following information will help get you connected Adams community and keep you informed throughout the school year.
Ballard Parents, If you will have an incoming student for the 2021-2022 school year and would like to learn more about Adams Elementary, please join us for one of our virtual open house events! We will have a video tour of the building, a Q&A session and a presentation by some of our Student Council members.
We have two dates to choose from:
Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm
Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm
More information about attending this virtual tour at https://adamses.seattleschools.org/.../news/open_house_dates
Connect With Your Adams Community
PTA membership: Advocate for our students and school by becoming a member of the PTA. Your support and voice are needed. Find information about how to become a PTA member here.
Connect with your Adams community on Facebook
Join our Adams PTA Facebook Page: Keep informed on all that PTA does for Adams. Here we also post information shared by the district and our community. To connect to our Facebook page here or by searching for @Adams.Elementary.PTA
Adams Elementary Class Facebook Pages: These are private Facebook pages for updates on activities and an informal means of connecting with other families within your child's grade. Sign up to all pages relevant to your family.
Class of 2024 - contact your grade rep and ask to start a page
Class of 2022
Adams Elementary Parents (Unofficial) Facebook group: This private page was created and is managed by Adams parents and is not directly affiliated with the PTA or Adams. However it is a popular resource for our community where much is discussed and shared. https://www.facebook.com/groups/651147991584768
Adams Weekly PTA Newsletter: All school news and events are shared through this emailed weekly newsletter.
You must opt in to receive the newsletter. You can find a link to our newsletter sign-up here.
Adams Elementary PTA Leadership: Contact our leadership board and committee members at anytime. Contact us to share ideas, ask questions, or to learn about the PTA’s involvement at Adams and opportunities for you to get involved.
PTA President - firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Vice President - email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinators - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more board and committee contacts click HERE
Grade K Email List: This google group will help you to stay up to date with school and grade-related information moderated by your grade rep. You can email them at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about kindergarten, and email the whole group at firstname.lastname@example.org with kindergarten-related information.
Small Group Meet Ups: We encourage our incoming Kindergarten community to organize small group meet ups at local parks. These are organized by the Kindergarten Grade Rep as well as self-organized by kinder families. These are a fun way to attend outdoor events and meet some new friends, and can be done while remaining physically distance during the pandemic. Information about these meet ups are shared through the grade rep email and private facebook page. Sign up for the above communications to stay tuned for upcoming dates!
"The transition to school is a big step in your child's life. It’s natural to have some anxiety. That's why, even before school officially starts, we want to begin a connection with your family. In past summers, we've offered Jump Start, a week in August when children could come to school, meet staff and peers, and "practice" kindergarten routines.
Health and safety must be our top priority, so we will not meet at school in August - instead, each school will design its own Jump Start 2020 plan. School kindergarten teams will tailor their outreach approach to welcome new students and support their transition to kindergarten. Some schools will make contact through calls, video introductions, postcards and letters. Others will invite families to participate with their child in short video calls during the the originally intended week of Jump Start, Aug. 17-21.
Kindergartners attending participating Jump Start schools can look forward to receiving their very own "Welcome to Kindergarten" kits - stocked with art and school supplies to inspire drawing, writing and creativity. Your school will contact you about its plans for distributing the kits. "