Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

Thank you to our latest Mystery Reader, Liam’s granddad! Mr. Hancock read, Brave Potatoes, by Tony Speed. Thank you so much for participating!

February homework is due on Thursday. This our last homework calendar — in March, April + May, there will be project-based homework activities.

Please remember that children leave our building for various enrichment classes in all kinds of weather, and should have a coat with a hood whenever possible.

Thank you for all you do! Have a wonderful week!

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: R / r

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


  • 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.
  • All girls must wear shorts under their jumpers. If they are wearing tights, shorts must be worn over the tights.


February 18 – President’s Day holiday. No school.

February 21 – Homework due

March 5 – Burning of the palms on the main schoolyard after pledge + prayer

March 6 – Ash Wednesday all school mass

March 8 – End of Trimester 2 (how did that happen?!)

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, 2018J. Murray
September 14, 2018Fr. Robert
September 21, 2018M. Mervar
October 5, 2018M. Ramirez
October 12, 2018M. Fox
October 19, 2018S. Burkey
October 26, 2018J. Thomas
November 2, 2018C. Trujillo
November 9, 2018
November 16, 2018Nonna Thomas
November 30, 2018Trinity
December 7, 2018N. Gwire
December 14, 2018N. Carter
January 11, 2019A. Grant
January 25, 2019S. Thomas
February 8, 2019R. Grant
February 15, 2019J. Hancock
February 22, 2019G. Schaffer
March 1, 2019J. Croft
March 8, 2019M. Carter
March 22, 2019W. Connors
March 29, 2019J. Schmitz
April 5, 2019J. Giggey
April 12, 2019R. Slack
May 3, 2019U. Cherian
May 17, 2019E. Slack

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