Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update
Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten!
Thank you to our Mystery Reader this week, Hera’s mom, Robyn! She read, Stellaluna, by Jannell Cannon. Thank you so much for participating!
The All About Me heritage posters were simply spectacular! Your amazing children were well prepared and knowledgeable as they presented their posters to the class. They are on display outside the classroom. Our Cultural Heritage Day celebration was filled with interesting and delicious foods. Thank you for your efforts!
We will join the rest of the school on a walking field trip to the Alameda Theater this Wednesday to view “Penguins” in honor of Earth Day. Uniforms are required, but please be sure your child is wearing comfortable athletic / walking shoes. We should return in time for recess, so we will not bring snacks or drinks with us.
Please remember this week is a shortened week. School is dismissed on Holy Thursday at noon, and there is no school on Good Friday. I wish you a very blessed Easter and a great spring break!
Thank you for all you do!
Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand
FOOD ALLERGY ALERT: Gluten. Please refrain from sending foods containing gluten if they will be shared with the entire class. Thank you.
Letter of the Week: Review A – X
If they wish, students are invited to bring one item from home to share during Letter of the Week activities. The item needs to start with the letter of the week and needs to fit in the small paper bag provided. Please, no fragile or expensive items, and no electronics.
Letter of the Week Show and Tell Schedule
Tuesday: Ashley, Cole, Oliver
Wednesday: Joseph, Landon, Liam, Luca
Thursday: Lucy, Mia, Hera, Abby
Friday: Bella, Miles, Juan Carlos (since there is no school on Friday, please choose any other day to bring sharing)
- Please make it a habit to always send your child to school wearing a school sweater or sweatshirt. For additional warmth, a coat may be worn over the sweater or sweatshirt.
April 15 – Free dress for children with an April birthday
April 17 – Walking field trip to Alameda Theater to view movie in honor of Earth Day
April 18 – Holy Thursday seder meal. Noon dismissal.
April 19 – Good Friday. No school.
April 19 – April 28: Spring Break
April 29 – Back to school! Information regarding Book Drive plus the May homework assignment will come home today.
May 1 – All school mass. Full uniform please.
May 7 – Last day to contribute to our Book Drive, benefitting Children’s Hospital Oakland
May 8 – Muffins with Mom event until 9:15 a.m. in the classroom
May 9 – Spring Concert + Celebration of the Arts
May 20 – Homework DUE
Be a T.K. Mystery Reader!
Welcome to a fun way to visit your child’s classroom and encourage a love of reading this year! Each Friday, a surprise guest will come to TK and read their favorite children’s book to the class. The Mystery Reader can be a parent, relative, or any other special person in a student’s life. Students love listening to their favorite stories, especially when their special person is the one reading it!
The Mystery Reader is scheduled for Fridays at 8:30 a.m. or by special arrangement. Mystery Readers must first go to the office to sign in as a visitor, then come to TK. Please wait outside the TK classroom door at or before 8:30 a.m. Please review the available dates below, then send me an email to request one (or more!) that works best for you. Thank you for participating!
|September 7, 2018||J. Murray|
|September 14, 2018||Fr. Robert|
|September 21, 2018||M. Mervar|
|October 5, 2018||M. Ramirez|
|October 12, 2018||M. Fox|
|October 19, 2018||S. Burkey|
|October 26, 2018||J. Thomas|
|November 2, 2018||C. Trujillo|
|November 9, 2018|
|November 16, 2018||Nonna Thomas|
|November 30, 2018||Trinity|
|December 7, 2018||N. Gwire|
|December 14, 2018||N. Carter|
|January 11, 2019||A. Grant|
|January 25, 2019||S. Thomas|
|February 8, 2019||R. Grant|
|February 15, 2019||J. Hancock|
|February 22, 2019||G. Schaffer|
|March 1, 2019||J. Croft|
|March 8, 2019||M. Carter|
|March 22, 2019||W. Connors|
|March 29, 2019||J. Schmitz|
|April 5, 2019||J. Giggey|
|April 12, 2019||R. Slack|
|May 3, 2019||U. Cherian|
|May 17, 2019||E. Slack|