Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Jing Mei Elementary!
We hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer in the greater Seattle area. We are looking forward to welcoming back our students and seeing how much they’ve grown over the summer. We want to hear about their summer adventures!
This communication is intended to provide some general information including a few important dates. There will be additional emails and information coming out in the future.
Throughout the year we will send Principal Messages via the classroom newsletters so please pay attention to your homeroom teacher’s emails. We often announce time sensitive events and sign-ups so don’t miss out by neglecting your school emails!
We look forward to seeing you again and meeting our new families. Jing Mei is a very special community because you are a part of it!
Assistant Principal 副校长
|8/27 (Saturday) 8am-noon||Jubilee Service Day @ Jing Mei|
|8/30 (Tuesday) before 4pm||Class Placement Announcement via Email|
|8/30 (Tuesday) 5-6pm||Back to School Social @ Jing Mei (for Prek to 5th Grade students and families)|
|1st-5th Grade FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
1st-5th Grade Parents Welcome Coffee @ 9am-10am
|9/5 (Monday)||Labor Day-No School|
|9/1, 9/2, 9/6 (Thursday, Friday, Tuesday)||Kindergarten WAKids Parent-Teacher Conference
See Ms. Naomi’s email for sign-up links.
|9/6 (Tuesday)||September 6th – Preschool Open House at classroom 3:00-4:30pm|
|Kindergarten FIRST (half) DAY OF SCHOOL! 9am-1:10pm
Kindergarten Parent Welcome Coffee @ 9am-10am
Pre K students’ first day (see below for details)
Back to School Social
We are eager to see you and the students back on campus!
Please join us for our back to school social and get excited about returning to school.
This will be a good time to walk around the campus, meet your teacher, enjoy cold treats from the PTSA, and take care of back-to school business such as:
-Bring school supplies
-Verify your student data on ParentVue or in person
-Meet other parents from your class
-Connect with staff and PTSA leaders
-if your student is new to school bus ride, we have a bus at 5:30 to take students to a neighborhood ride!
-receive important documents-such as pick-up procedures, attendance, photo consent forms, etc.
Who: Jing Mei parents, staff, and students (Prek to 5th Grade)
Where: Undercoveredyou area by the gym
When: Tuesday 8/30 at 5pm-6pm
First Day of School:
1st-5th Grade students’ first day is 9/1, it is a full day.
REMEMBER, the first day for kindergarteners is a half day on 9/7. School hours on Wednesdays are 9:00-1:10
September 7th – First day of preschool for full day (school day/working day) students
School day preschool is from 9-1:10 for Sep 7th.
Work day preschool is from 7-6pm for Sep 7th.
Jing Mei’s Daily Blocks (K-5th Grade)
Start of Day 9:00am (Students should arrive at school by 8:55. Classrooms open at 8:55, Hallway supervision starts at 8:40.)
Lunch/Recess Break 11:20-1:00
Afternoon Recess 1:50-2:30
End of Day(M, T, TH, F) 3:30 (1:10 on Wednesdays)
For details about your student’s grade level schedule please look here:
|8:55||First Bell-Classrooms Open|
|9:00||Tardy Bell-Instruction Begins|
Lunch 1: Kindergarten and Grade 1
Lunch 2: 3rd and 4th Grade
Recess 1: Kindergarten and Grade 1
Lunch 3: 2nd and 5th Grade
Recess 2: 3rd and 4th Grade
Preschool Lunch (2 classes)
Recess 3: 2nd and 5th Grade
Regular School Day Schedule (M, T, TH, F.) 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Regular School Day Schedule (W.) 9:00 am – 1:10 pm
Extended Day/Work Day Schedule (M-F) 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pre K Lunch 12:35 pm – 1:00 pm
Preschool families will use the front side-gate to drop off and pick up students.
Before/After School Care @ Jing Mei for K-5th Grade students
The Bellevue Boys and Girls Club will be offering before/after school care on our campus for the 2022-2023 school year. To register please visit their website:
Before School: 7:00-8:45 a.m.
Afterschool – 6:30 p.m.
Please note that the program is currently full but you can join the waitlist.
First day of BGC before and afterschool care is 9/6/2022.
If you had enrolled your students in BGC, please arrange a pick-up plan for 9/1 and 9/2 because There is no BGC care on 9/1, 9/2, and 9/5 (Labor Day).
If your child is taking the school bus home, please check out the updated bus route information here: https://bsd405.org/departments/transportation/bus-routes/ (For now, the district is offering this information for the first two weeks of school.)
The district Transportation webpage provides families with information on bus routes for the 2022-23 school year. Fall updates will be made available by mid-August. Families can also enroll in the district’s bus tracking programto stay informed about their student’s transportation.
Returning students who ride BSD buses may continue to use last year’s scan cards for boarding the bus this school year. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to replace lost cards. Scan cards will be sent to your student’s school for distribution.
School Supply List
If you had ordered through PTSA’s SchoolKidz, your supply kit is already delivered to your child’s classroom.
If you did not order through SchoolKidz, here is our supply list for the new school year. It is not necessary to purchase any or all of these supplies. Your homeroom teacher will reach out for donations if we don’t gather enough supplies.
Kindergarten Families: Parent-Teacher Conference 9/1, 9/2, 9/6
The Washington State WAKids initiative recognizes that success at school means a strong home-school connection. We would like to invite kindergarten parents for a start-of-school-year virtual conference with their teachers to learn about each child’s strengths and home support. Ms. Naomi has emailed kindergarten parents with information as well as links to signing up for the 20-minute conference. You have the option of meeting in person or online. If you are a kindergarten parent and you haven’t signed up for a conference slot, please check for the email Ms. Naomi sent on 8/17.
Free and Reduced Lunch and Financial Support
If you are in need of financial support, please apply for the district Free/Reduced Lunch program.
If you need additional support in paying school fees such as fieldtrips, yearbook, spirit wear, etc., please do not hesitate to let us know. Through the generosity of the PTSA we are able to set up scholarship programs that support families.
School Lunch/Free and Reduced-Price Meals
BSD Nutrition Serviceswill start charging fees for student meals for the 2022-23 school year. Nutrition Services uses PayPAMS for online payments for meals. Families can use PayPAMS to set up low balance reminders and automatic deposits. Families may also choose to pay for meals by check or cash at their child’s school. Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals will be available in mid-August. View weekly lunch menus.
When students buy lunch, students will use their student ID number instead of the PIN number. Please practice remembering the student ID number with your child at home if possible. We will give our keypad flyer with your student’s ID number during ice cream social event on 8/30 from 5-6pm. We will send the flyer home if you cannot make it to the ice cream social event on 8/30.
I will share the staff information next week. You will be notified of your child’s teacher/class placement via email on August 30th before 4pm. If you do not receive an email from your child’s teacher on 8/30, feel free to come by on 8/30 5-6 for our ice cream social event to find out your child’s placement. Also, you can call or stop by Jing Mei office beginning on August 31st. Here is our main office’s number 425.456.6900.
Prek-5th Grade Families’ Hopes and Dreams
2022-2023 school year will start soon! This is an invitation for all Prek to 5th Grade families to share your hopes and dreams for your child. Your comments will inspire us as a community! Our staff will review your comments at our training on 8/29. Thank you for your partnership! My Hopes and Dreams 我对新学年的期望