Transitional Kindergarten Weekly Update

Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten! 

Our very own fan favorite Mr Carter was our latest Mystery Reader! He read a book written by his personal friend, Moose on the Loose, by Carole Partridge Ochs. Thank you for participating!

I hope good progress is being made on the March homework — building a stable leprechaun trap. Remember to carefully read the directions and consider the size limitations. All students need to be able to carry their leprechaun trap by themselves on the due date of March 16th.

Report cards will be sent home this Friday, March 13th, inside the owl envelope. Please keep the report card, then sign and return the report card envelope.

THANK YOU for keeping your children home when they exhibit signs of a virus. With the novel coronavirus concerns, we will be in touch if your child appears to have any flu-like symptoms.

Blessings, Mrs. Hillenbrand

Letter of the Week: T / t

Letter of the Week Sharing Schedule

Monday: Olivia T, Olivia O, Sam (since there is no school on Monday, these students may share on another day)

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


March 9 – NO school

March 13 – NOON dismissal. Report cards go home.

March 16 – Leprechaun traps due

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

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

March 23 – Free dress for children with birthdays in the month of MARCH

March 25 – Noon dismissal. WASC work for teachers.

April 2 – Holy Thursday Seder meal. NOON dismissal.

April 10 – Good Friday. NO SCHOOL.

Spring break until April 20

April 27 – April homework “All About Me” cultural heritage posters due. Information forthcoming

April 30 – TK Cultural Heritage Day Celebration. Information forthcoming.

May 7 – Muffins with Mom event. Begins at morning assembly and lasts about an hour. Invitations forthcoming.

May 7 – Celebration of the Arts + Spring Concert

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 P. Altemura
March 27 B. Romero
April 3 T. Onori
April 24 M. Fox
May 1 M. Ortiz
May 8 P. Onori
May 15 
May 22 
May 29 


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