Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

Our Mystery Reader this week was Sienna’s grandpa! Mr. Pohl read, Peanut Butter and Cupcake, by Terry Border, a sweet story about finding friendship. Thank you very much for participating!

Pajama Day is on Friday, December 13th. Please, no robes or slippers. Shoes must be worn.

Trimester 1 report cards were sent home before Thanksgiving. Please keep the report card and RETURN the envelope.

During the season of Advent we will be attending all-school Advent prayer services each Wednesday morning in the Hall immediately after the morning assembly.

Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand

Letter of the Week: L / l

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


  • On rainy days, please bring your child to the Kindergarten building instead of the main schoolyard.
  • 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


December 9 – Cooking class

December 13 – Pajama Day! Students may wear pajamas instead of school uniforms, but must have shoes on.

December 16 – Free dress for students with birthdays in December

December 17 – Christmas concert rehearsal (all school)

December 19 – Christmas Concert in the church at 7 p.m. All students are expected to participate as part of their Music class. Students should be dropped off in the classroom at 6:30 p.m. and picked up at the end of the concert from the church.

December 20 – Class Christmas party! Noon dismissal and NO SHARE AND CARE. Red and green free dress!

December 23 – January 3 Christmas break

January 6 – School resumes

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 
January 24 J. Corriveau
January 31 K. Pohl
February 7 S. Ortiz
February 21 
February 28 
March 6 
March 13 
March 27 
April 3 
April 24 
May 1 M. Ortiz
May 8 
May 15 
May 22 
May 29 


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