Adams Elementary


2023-24 School Tour for Kindergarten Families

Adams Elementary Kindergarten 2023-2024

Welcome to Adams Elementary!

Principal Doug Sohn and Adams Eagle mascot
Adams Eagle Mascot and Principal Douglas Sohn
Adams Eagles mascots
students working on arts and crafts in a classroom
students sitting on a rug and reading
students sitting at a table in a classroom
students walking in line into the building
social emotional learning board
Adams elementary outdoor sign. it says thank you adams teachers and staff!

New Student Enrollment

Important Kindergarten Dates

student at Jump Start wearing a crown that says kindergarten here I come!
  • Registration opened January 3, 2023
  • Jump Start is August 28-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Family Connections and WA Kids September 6-8 (and ongoing)
  • First Day of Kindergarten is September 11 (grades 1-5 start on September 6)

What makes Adams special?

office staff

We are an art infused school – Our educators work across grades to include art into daily learning

We have a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Adams – In fact, one of our own staff created the program that is now being used at other schools

Benefits of our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program:

  • Students are taught conflict resolution; now the average number of student visits per day to the office is less than one
  • When there are recurring issues, we discuss them at assemblies and make sure we are using uniform language and responding similarly

We like to learn AND have fun at Adams!

Thanks to our staff and PTA, we have a lot of fun community-building activities throughout the year

Learning together: Fifth grade buddies help with reading. 5th graders also escort kindergarten students to the bus and to afterschool care provider pickup locations

Adams Quick Glance

6 students and a teacher on the Adams playground having fun
  • School starts at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m.
    • On Wednesdays our day ends at 2:10 p.m. for staff time
  • Breakfast and lunch available
  • Special education, two types
  • Full time counselor
  • Involved PTA

The kindergarten day includes:

  • Teachers greet each student
  • Circle time, talk about the day
  • Academics including math, science, reading
  • Recess – three times
  • Lunch break
  • Specialists: PE, music, art, library
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • Play!

After School Care and Before School Care

student choir practicing on stage with teacher instructing below


  • Before And After School Programs (run by PTA) and Kids Co.

Offsite, with Adams pick up:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Ballard Community Center
  • Small Faces

Stay Connected!


adams students wearing pajamas, lined up with arms on each other's shoulders