All Bellevue schools will be open Friday, December 2. All programs will be in operation as regularly scheduled, including nutrition and transportation services.

Eastgate Elementary School

Kindergarten Information and Upcoming Kindergarten Events


New kindergarten students registered at Eastgate for kindergarten have many upcoming opportunities to learn all about Eastgate. We hope you and your child are able to participate these upcoming events. Some events are for the entire family where others are geared to getting your child ready for the independence of kindergarten.



Eastgate PTA Playdate – Saturday, August 20th, 10:00-12:00, Lattawood Park

Come meet other Eastgate students and families.



Kindergarten Camp – Friday, August 26th, 9:15-11:15

Family Picnic 11:15-11:45

Kindergarten Camp is a fantastic opportunity for students to visit classrooms and meet teachers, while helping us learn more about your child in order to create balanced classes.  This event will help alleviate the anxiety that some children feel at starting school next fall and give them familiarity with the classrooms, the school building, and the primary playground.  During Kindergarten Camp, students will get a chance to meet both potential teachers and see both classrooms as well as meet their potential new classmates.  This is a drop off event but families will return at 11:15 for a pick up and picnic immediately following Kindergarten Camp. Bring a picnic blanket and lunch.

*Individual Healthcare Plans AND medications must be turned in prior to camp.  The Eastgate office is open 11:30-3:00 beginning Monday, August 22nd. Medications and forms can be dropped off during this time. For questions, please contact Nurse Hong-Châu Tran at or go to for more information.



Kindergarten Meet and Greet, Bus Ride, and Popsicles with the Principals – Tuesday, August 30, 2:30-4:00

Class placement will be emailed to families on Monday, August 29th. Come to Eastgate on Tuesday, August 30th to see your child’s classroom and meet their teacher. Kindergarten students are invited to come at 2:30 (1st-5th grade students will meet their teachers at 3:00). There will be a bus ride for Kindergarten students at 3:00. After their bus ride they are invited to join Mrs. Pelto and Ms. Iniguez on the playground for popsicles.



Kindergarten Family Meetings – Thursday, September 1st, Friday, September 2nd, and Tuesday, September 6th

Your child’s kindergarten teacher is excited to meet with families to learn more all about you. They will be sending out information on how to sign up for these family meetings on Monday, August 29th.



Kindergarten First Day of School! – Wednesday, September 7th

Student drop off begins anytime after 8:50, school starts at 9:05. Eastgate PTA is hosting a parent coffee right after drop off. Come meet other kindergarten parents!

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.