Kindergarten Reading Assessments  

When:   Thursday, August 24th, Pick one time slot during the day
Where:  Puesta del Sol, Kindergarten Pods - 600's

Please sign-up for a date and time for your student’s beginning of the year reading assessment (in English). Sign up as soon as possible as spots will fill up quickly.

Kinder Camp room assignments will be shared at the reading assessment meeting.


Kindergarten Orientation/Kinder Camp at Puesta del Sol

When:   Friday, August 25th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where:  Puesta del Sol Gymnasium and Kindergarten Pods (600's)
What:    Kindergarten Orientation/Kinder Camp, Popsicle Party and Picnic, and Bus Ride

On Wednesday, August 25th, Puesta del Sol's Kindergarten Orientation Day/Kinder Camp will take place.  Kindergarten students will participate in Kinder Camp and meet our four kindergarten teachers and other fellow classmates.  Kinder Camp will be followed by a back to school Fiesta de Paleta (paleta is a type of popsicle) and picnic with their families, as well as a short ride on a school bus.  

*Each student will need to bring a snack for Kinder Camp.  Please send a written note with any student with allergies.


9:00am -12:00pm Kindergarten students participate in Kinder Camp.
12:00pm - 12:30pm Fiesta de paletas/Picnic. Families are invited to join their kindergarteners for this event.
Please bring your own blanket and picnic.
12:30pm - 1:00pm   Students are invited to take a short bus ride.


Kindergarten Placement: Kinder Camp 

Each year, we conduct kindergarten classroom placements with the same care and thoughtfulness as we have in placing students entering grades 1–5.  This process is done through a camp held before school starts. This year's Kinder Camp will happen on August 25th from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  During this day, Kindergarten students are assigned to one of four color-coded classrooms for Kinder Camp. Each Kindergarten teacher will rotate through these four classrooms engaging the students in a variety of academic and social learning activities.  This will allow teachers to get to know all the kindergarten students and allow each student to work with each teacher. 

At the end of the day, the Kindergarten teachers will meet to determine classroom placements for the remainder of the year. Our goal is to ensure that each student has a highly supportive and positive learning environment for the school year. 

On August 28th, your assigned teacher will email you to sign-up for WaKIDS Family Connections Conference and to provide you with your student's final classroom placement.

WaKIDs Family Connections Conference 

August 31st and September 1st - Sign ups will be emailed by your child's assigned teacher on August 28th.


First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

The first day of school for kindergarten students will be September 5th, at 9am.  All other students in grades 1-12 will start school on Thursday, August 31, 2017.


Kindergarten Curriculum Night

When:   September 13, 6:00-7:30pm
Where:  Puesta del Sol Gymnasium

Kindergarten Curriculum Night will be in students’ final classroom assignment. This evening offers families an opportunity to meet with and review the classroom’s procedures, curriculum and expectations for the year.  We strongly recommend that families attend this evening as it offers key insights into the kindergarten learning trajectory as well as an opportunity to learn more about your child’s classroom. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Puesta del Sol Elementary!