Incoming Kindergarten Families

Welcome to Kindergarten at LJES!
Please view Dr. Hasselbrink's informational meeting presentation for prospective families from February 2022, anattend our upcoming session on March 23, 2022 (email Lisa Schrift for more information and Zoom link: [email protected]).

Welcome to Kindergarten

Whether your family will be new to our school, or you are already part of our school community, kindergarten is a wonderful year at LJES! We offer a full day kindergarten program from 8:15am-2:45pm, with a 12:20 dismissal each Wednesday. We will also offer universal transitional kindergarten (UTK) for the 2022-2023 school year, and it follows the same schedule. 
To register a child for Kindergarten, please bring two current proofs of residency, the child's birth certificate or passport, and their immunization record to the school office. For questions regarding enrollment, please email Lisa Schrift at [email protected]  You can also contact the school office at 619-605-3300 during the school year (please note that the office closes from mid-June to mid-August).
We usually have playdates in July and August in order to provide a fun way for incoming Kindergarten families to meet each other, as well as to familiarize the children with the Kindergarten area before the start of the school year. We also usually have a Kindergarten BBQ in August.

2002 summer playdates will be:  July 12th - 11:00-12:30, July 24th - 10:30-12:00, August 3rd - 9:30-11:00, UTK/K Family BBQ - August 21st - 12:00-2:00

If you have any questions, please contact our Kindergarten Liasons: Liz Copperman at [email protected] or Kelly Chaitin at [email protected]

New for the 2022-2023 School Year:  Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK). Here is some important information:

  • Must be 4 by September 1st (students who are 5 will be enrolled in Kinder) -- there won't be a UTK/K combo class or a TK/K combo class
  • Cap of 24 students
  • Elementary teacher and early childhood educator
  • Focus on readiness for Kindergarten: exposure to reading, writing, and math concepts and skills; developing social and motor skills
  • Full day schedule (8:15am-2:45pm; Wednesday Dismissal: 12:20pm)
  • Registration:
  • Dates: May 2-20, 2022
  • Not first come, first serve - District will prioritize applicants based on residency, siblings at the school. and other factors
  • Families will use a Google form to submit interest/information
  • District will provide schools with a list of students, and LJES will reach out to offer enrollment


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Schrift via email at [email protected], call the school office at the above number, or you can email our PTO President, Carolina Tiller at [email protected]
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