Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

The season of Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday. The Burning of the Palms will happen on Tuesday after pledge and prayer on the main schoolyard. We will learn about the meaning of Ash Wednesday and attend Ash Wednesday mass with our 7th grade buddies. Our focus during Lent will be kindness to others.

Homework is due on Friday. Please put it in the green homework folder and return it to school that day. Instructions for March homework (Leprechaun traps!) will be sent home the following Monday, inside the green homework folder.

I hope to see you having fun at the Crab Feed this weekend!

Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand

Letter of the Week: R / r

Letter of the Week Sharing Schedule

Monday: Olivia T, Olivia O, Sam

Tuesday: Beatrice, Owen, Desi, AJ

Wednesday: Levi, Arabella, Mya

Thursday: Edie, Colton, Sienna

Friday: Victor, Henry, Abby


Coats may only be worn OVER the school sweater / sweatshirt.

Please say goodbye BEFORE your child enters the line.

Please, no visible jewelry, temporary tattoos, or fingernail polish.

Food Allergies

T.K. is NUT-FREE and SEED-FREE. Please be sure that your child’s snack and food do not contain the following:

  • All NUTS
  • All SEEDS


February 24 – Free dress for students with a birthday in the month of February.

February 26 – Ash Wednesday. All School mass. Students need to wear full uniform.

February 28 – “Green Zone Book” homework due. Please put it in the green homework folder before turning in.

March 6 – End of 2nd trimester

March 9 – NO school

March 13 – NOON dismissal. Report cards go home.

March 16 – Leprechaun traps due (information forthcoming)

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day! Green free dress!

March 20 – NO school. WASC accreditation work day for teachers.

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!

Please review the available dates below, then send me an email to request one that works best for you. The Mystery Reader will need to:

  • Send me 5 clues about themselves no later than the Friday before their visit. I share one with the class each day that week. 
  • Come with a special, favorite, or meaningful children’s book to read to the class. Please be sure it is age-appropriate and not too long.
  • Stay for a short time after reading to answer the students’ questions. 
  • Be good at keeping the surprise from your child!

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. Thank you for participating!

September 6C. Kanady
September 13Fr. Robert
September 27Alameda Public Library
October 4 (8:45 a.m.)J. Murray
October 11N. Blake
October 18R. Romero
October 25J. Hoskins
November 8J. Bartlett
November 15 K. Condez
November 22 K. Smeal
December 6T. Pohl
December 13L. Onori
January 10 J. Schmitz
January 24 J. Corriveau
January 31 K. Pohl
February 7 S. Ortiz
February 21 M. Bartlett
February 28 J. Croft
March 6 M. Carter
March 13 
March 27 B. Romero
April 3 
April 24 
May 1 M. Ortiz
May 8 
May 15 
May 22 
May 29 


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