Kindergarten Team

Arlinda Hanna, M.A.
KA Teacher
“I love teaching Kindergarten because it gives me an opportunity to foster the unique gifts in each student while supporting their academic, spiritual, and emotional growth.”
Kirby Turner
KB Teacher
“A classroom should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their mind and blossom and grow through exploration and real-life experiences.”
Kristen Marshall
KC Teacher
“The end of all education should be service to others. My teaching philosophy revolves around this quote. I am a teacher who motivates students to be caring individuals.”

What to Expect
Kindergarten is a very exciting and fun year! St. Timothy School follows the curriculum of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Curriculum guidelines are available on the Office of Catholic Schools’ website. Specials subjects (Spanish, PE, Technology, Music, Library and Art) are taught by teachers specializing in those subject areas.

Early literacy earning objectives for Kindergarten include rhyming, letter identification and formation, and phonics. Teachers utilize small group instruction to individualize guided reading.  Early literacy skills are supported both at school and home through the Words Their Way Phonics and Reading A-Z programs.

In Math, concepts relating to numeracy, patterns, geometric shapes, and sorting are explored.  Children are introduced to basic principles of addition and subtraction.  Each class celebrates the 100th Day of school in a special way!

Kindergarteners learn about Jesus and the saints in Religion. They are invited to participate in prayers and attend Mass with the whole school each week and Holy Days. Kindergarteners assume the special role of the angels in the school’s Christmas concert.

Students participate in hands-on Science projects in the classroom and learn about the holidays and our country in Social Studies.

Food

Students have the option to bring a packed lunch to school or to order lunch through the STS Cafeteria.  Kindergarteners also have the opportunity to enjoy a packed snack in their classrooms during the day.  The Kindergarten classrooms are nut-free.

Communications

A binder with important information is sent home with each Kindergarten student.  The best way to reach Mrs. Hanna, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Marshall is through email, by phone, or through a scheduled conference.  Classrooom news and announcements are posted on their teacher pages.

Methods of school-wide communication include Friday Update emails, Teacher Page updates, and our Principal’s Tuesday Tidbit emails.  Emergency and last minute announcements may occur via our school messaging system which allows school-wide announcements from the principal via email and phone call. Please ensure that your contacts are up to date to receive these notifications!