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.


Our very first field trip to Maple View Farms is quickly approaching! We still need chaperones for this trip; please email me if you are able to join us on October 18th!

September Talented Tornadoes:

KC – Emily S.

KQ – Elle

September Birthdays:

KC – 19th – Naia

KQ – 9th – Poppy, 18th – Nicholas

Highlights from last week: 

We did our first S.T.E.M. activity and talked about what it means to be an engineer! We now know the difference between using materials in our classroom as toys and using them as tools. In social studies, we talked about what it means to follow rules and help at school and at home. We were able to have choice time with our third grade buddies.


This week in kindergarten….

“Popcorn Words” – at, my, do

Reading – book groups, word families

Writing Workshop – small moments, adding details to writing pieces

Math – composing and decomposing numbers/size and position/before and after

Social Studies -Problem solving

Science (Dr. Nelson) – What is a scientist?

Technology (Mrs. Cabrera) – Logging in to Typing Agent (our self-paced Keyboarding program), Reviewing Reading & Math skills on

Special Announcements:

Share Calendar – 

For KC’s September share schedule, click here.

For KQ’s September 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


Upcoming Events

October 6th – Talent Show 1:30pm in the gym

October 9th – School PIctures

October 18th- Farm Field Trip ***Chaperones Needed!!*** 

October 27th – No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 30-November 3rd – Spirit Week

November 3rd – Fall Carnival 1:30pm

November 10th – No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

November 21st – Grandparents’ Day (noon dismissal)

November 22-24 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)

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




We have sent a sign-up for Mystery Reader! Please sign up to read to our class(es) on a Wednesday morning from 8:30-8:45.

The Lower School Spanish website is up and running! To see what your child is learning in Spanish class, click here.

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.