*Due to elevated student enrollment, we are in the process of adding a third kindergarten class. As a result, kindergarten class placements are delayed until Monday, August 28th.  

Information for New Kindergarten Families

Welcome to Eastgate Elementary! We are thrilled to have your incoming kindergartner join our school community! Kindergarten is such an amazing year of growth for each child, and we look forward to partnering with you on your child’s educational journey!

As a piece of the school-family partnership, you will have the opportunity to connect with a teacher from the Kindergarten team in a Family Connections meeting before school starts on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Our goal is to have you meet directly with your child’s teacher rather than a member of the team. We are still in the process of registering new students and creating class placements. In our best effort to make sure you meet with your child’s teacher, we will not be sending out placement information or scheduling Family Connections meetings until the end of next week.

By Friday, August 25th you will receive email notification or your child’s class placement for the upcoming school year as well as a link to sign up for your Family Connection meeting. To assist in your planning, please note that the Family Connections meetings are scheduled for Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1. The meetings are scheduled for 20 minutes and will begin at 9:30 am and end at 5:30 pm.


If you would like additional information, please check out the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to learn more about WaKIDS, as well as state funded full day kindergarten.


* If you have not yet registered your child for Kindergarten, please stop by the Eastgate office as soon as possible to complete the process. The office opens August 17th for registrations.



Important Dates:


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

3:00-4:00pm — Back to School “Meet & Greet Your Teacher” Event

This will serve as an opportunity for children to feel more confident about transitioning into the new school year!  Students will have a chance to find their classroom, drop off their supplies, and say hello to their new teacher. Classroom supply lists are available on the Eastgate website.   Following your classroom visit, please feel free to join us on the 2nd-5th Grade Playground for a special Popsicle treat provided by our wonderful PTA.

New Kindergarten students will also have the opportunity to take a ride on a school bus at 3:45.

*Please note that because this event is taking place before the first day of school, teachers will still be in the process of adding the final touches to their classrooms. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Day of School for 1st – 5th Grader

PTA Back to School Coffee for Grades 1-5 Parents @ 9:05am

Kindergarten Family Connections Meetings

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kindergarten Family Connections Meetings

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Day of School for Kindergarten

PTA Back to School Coffee for Kindergarten Parents @ 9:05am