San Leandro’s Washington Elementary School kindergarten parents and students gathered at McCartney Park for the annual Kindergarten Welcome Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Washington Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association and Dad’s Club host this event every year so the kindergarten families can meet other families, and also to encourage parents to get involved at the school.
Aside from the ice cream and socializing, Safe Moves — a non-profit organization that teaches the youth traffic safety education — set up a miniature city where the parents and their children were allowed to learn about bicycle and pedestrian safety. The kids were able to walk through the miniature city while trying to avoid different traffic hazards.
Students have been in school for almost a month, and parents are very happy with the teachers and how the school year has been going so far.
“I love Ms. Walter! She goes above and beyond when she teaches the students,” says Amy White.
I was able to ask a couple of the kindergarten students what they’ve learned in kindergarten so far, check out the video above. Most of the students were a tad bit shy, but parents and teachers assured me that they have been learning a lot.