Welcome to the KC and KQ website!  Here you will find news about your children’s activities at school, reminders for upcoming events, links to important sites, and general TDS news.

November Talented Tornadoes:

KC – Bodhi

KQ – Jack

November Birthdays:

KC – Giovanna, 5th

         Soni, 30th

         Ajay, 30th         

KQ – Sydney, 23rd

Highlights from last week: 

Our author visit was a huge success! The kids enjoyed listening to Jonathan Miller read two of his books and had the chance to ask him about being an author/illustrator. The Potluck for Puerto Rico was amazing and our school raised over $1,000 to help Hurricane Maria survivors! Thank you to everyone who participated!


This week in kindergarten….

“Popcorn Words” – review

Reading – Thematic books, retelling stories through crafts

Writing Workshop – Thematic writing, I am thankful

Math – counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, counting to 50 (review)

Social Studies – giving thanks

Science (Dr. Nelson) – Nocturnal animals

Technology (Mrs. Cabrera) – Students have begun coding on a drag and drop platform. Each student has his or her own password. If your child does not remember the password, please contact me:
Class Coding Sites:
KC –

Special Announcements:

Share Calendar – 

For KC’s November share schedule, click here.

For KQ’s November share schedule, click here.

Mystery Reader – 

To sign up to be a Mystery Reader in KC, click here.

To sign up to be a Mystery Reader in KQ, click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at or

Mrs. Cowan and Ms. Qualls


“Popcorn words” we have learned so far:

the, is, it, see, we, go, to, me, and, us, at, my, do, an, can, ran, or, on, you, am, are, in, all, of, but,  no, he, she, had, as, has, his, her, for

Upcoming Events


November 21st – Grandparents’ Day (noon dismissal)

November 22-24 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 21-January 3rd – No School (Winter Break)




The LS lab animals are looking for homes for the holidays. If you could provide care to either the gerbils, dwarf hamster, or fire-belly toads, please contact Dr. Nelson ( She will provide you with instructions and everything you need to keep the animals happy and healthy! We are interested in homes for Thanksgiving as well as the winter holidays.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does school begin for my child?

A. You are more than welcome to send your child to school as early as 7:45am. If your child arrives before 8am they will go straight to the gym for Walking Club. Walking Club is a great way for students to interact and get some energy out in the morning.


Q. When does school end for my child?

A. Students will arrive at After School Care or Car Line at 3pm. If you are picking up your child in Car Line please make sure that you arrive early or on time in order to help make dismissal as smooth as possible. If you arrive early please park in the parking lot across the street from the school. We highly encourage parents to help their child become independent with buckling themselves into their car seat.


Q. What should I pack my child for snack?

A. Here at TDS we highly encourage parents to pack 1 healthy snack for their child.


Q. How much time do the students play throughout the day?

A. We truly believe in the importance of learning through play! Students will have many chances throughout the day to interact with one another. We take many “brain breaks” and participate in energizers.  We also have designated times to play indoors and outdoors.


Q. How long is rest time, and what will my child need?

A. The students will have rest time for 30 minutes everyday. We will provide mats for each child. 


Q. What kinds of clothes should the kids wear?

A. It is very important that the students are comfortable while they are school. Please make sure that your child does not wear flip-flops for safety purposes during outdoor play. If your child is wearing a dress it is important that she wears shorts underneath.