Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

Thank you to our latest Mystery Reader, Landon’s Grandma Carter! Mrs. Carter shared her gifts and talents as a retired Kindergarten teacher as she  read, The Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett. Thank you so much for participating, Mrs. Carter!

  • The much-anticipated Christmas Concert is on Thursday evening! Your children have been working hard and are excited to sing for you.  Please be sure to drop your Tk’er off in the classroom between 6:30 – 6:40 p.m. All students are required to attend. See more details below. 
  • We are still missing some report card envelopes. Please return it to school as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Information regarding the Oratorical Fest was sent via email

It is a joy and a blessing to experience the season of Advent with your wonderful children — thank you for sharing them with me.

Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand

Letter of the Week: Review A – L

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

Thursday: Lucy, Mia, Hera

Friday: Bella, Miles, Juan Carlos


If your child wears a coat of any kind, please be sure that their school sweater or sweatshirt is worn under the coat.


December 17 – Free dress for students with a birthday in the month of December

December 20 – All-School Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. in the church. The dress code is “nice free dress”, which is described in the parent handbook.  Students will be dismissed from the church Crying Room immediately after the concert. Such a fun event!

December 21 – Red and green free dress! Classroom Christmas party day! NOON DISMISSAL + NO SHARE AND CARE.

January 7 – Back to school

January 14 – Free dress for students with a birthday in the month of January

January 16 – Oratorical Fest selection due. Please send a copy, including author name and source, if not cited. 

January 18 – NO SCHOOL. Professional Development day for faculty and staff.

January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. NO SCHOOL.

January 22, 23, 24 – TK students recite their Oratorical Fest memorized piece in class

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, 2019P. Rollieri 
February 15, 2019J. Hancock
February 22, 2019
March 1, 2019
March 8, 2019
March 22, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 24, 2019

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