Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

Our Mystery Reader this week was Henry’s Mom! Mrs. Clausnitzer read, Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School, by Eric Litwin. Thank you for participating!

REQUEST: We will create a “Family Tree” this week for the letter F. On Tuesday, please send a photograph of your family, including parents, children, and siblings, to be displayed on the Family Tree. Note that the photo will be displayed all year. Thank you!

Thank you for your participating in our Parent-Student-Teacher conferences this week. I enjoyed meeting with all of you and very much appreciated you taking the time to attend. Your children are so blessed to have you!

Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand

Letter of the Week: F / f

Letter of the Week Sharing Schedule

Monday: Sienna, Olivia T, Olivia O, Sam (since there is no school on Monday, these children may bring their sharing on another day)

Tuesday: Beatrice, Owen, Desi, AJ

Wednesday: Levi, Arabella, Mya

Thursday: Edie, Hunter, Colton

Friday: Victor, Henry, Abby


  • 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


8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Morning line up is on the main schoolyard. Dismissal is from the kindergarten building, outside the wooden gate.

Every Wednesday, school wide dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.


October 14 – Columbus Day. No school.

October 18 – School picture re-takes

October 21 – Art docent lesson

October 21 – Students with birthdays in October may wear free dress today!

October 28 – Walking field trip to the park (tentative)

October 31 – Halloween parade and classroom party! Students may wear costumes to school. NOON DISMISSAL.

November 1 – All school mass for All Saints Day. TK will attend with their 7th grade buddies. Full uniform required, including school sweater / sweatshirt.

November 4 – Art docent lesson

November 6 – Mrs. Kanady’s birthday!

November 8 – Noon dismissal

November 11 – Veteran’s Day holiday. No school.

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 B. Hoskins
December 6T. Pohl
December 13L. Onori
January 10 
January 24 
January 31 
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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