Toll Gate Elementary's 2018 Back-to-School Info

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Toll Gate Elementary!


Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2018.

Letter From the Principal

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and providing excellent educational opportunities for our children.

We would like to ask that you go to the Back to School Page on our website after July 16 and review the forms located online and follow the directions where indicated. Pay particular attention to the Student Handbook and digitally signing the acknowledgement that you have read the handbook. A registration card will be coming home with your child on the first day of school. Please fill that out and return so we have the correct contact information.

Please make sure you have signed up in Infinite Campus for a parent portal account. You can start this process online by going to the top right of the district website under the “I want to” box. Scroll down to the “Access Infinite Campus” to start the process. By registering for a parent account you will automatically receive important school information, such as upcoming school events and cancelations due to bad weather. Our goal is to provide efficient communication to our school community. I would also encourage you to frequently visit Toll Gate Elementary’s webpage for current information of upcoming events. Our webpage can be accessed by going to our district’s website at Click “Schools” at the top and scroll down to Toll Gate Elementary.

On behalf of our entire staff, we are honored to serve your child on his/her educational journey. Remember that together we can accomplish great things for our children!

Kristi Motsch, Principal
Toll Gate Elementary

Upcoming Events

Please join us for an Open House on August 14. In order to accommodate grade level presentations and parking, we ask for your cooperation with the following schedule:

Open House Schedule:
4:00-4:40 p.m – 4th Gr. & 2nd Gr.

4:45-5:25 p.m. – 3rd Gr. & PM Kindergarten

5:30-6:10 p.m. – AM Kindergarten & 1st Gr.

You and your child will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and see the classroom. They will also be making presentations during the above times.
We look forward to seeing you on August 14!

Kristi Motsch

Principal, TGE

From Our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

The Toll Gate Elementary School PTO wants to extend a warm welcome to all TGES students and families. The TGES PTO is a dynamic group of parents, teachers, and staff that work hard in order to enrich our children’s elementary school experiences.  As a PTO, we depend on our volunteers to make all of our endeavors a success, from raising money to purchase playground equipment to providing our amazing staff a meal during busy conference nights.

The TGES PTO is an independent organization, so one hundred percent of the funds raised by our organization go directly back to the school. The money raised by the PTO supports programs such as “Leader In Me,” helps teachers purchase classroom supplies, and provides funds for transportation for field trips.

Studies show that parents who are actively involved and engaged in their child’s education make a huge difference in that child’s achievement. The TGES PTO hopes that you will be involved. We provide volunteers opportunities of all shapes and sizes to fit a wide variety of talents, time commitments, and budgets. If you are interested in becoming part of the TGES PTO, just do one or all of the following:

Show up to our monthly PTO meetings (held on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting on September 14, at 7 p.m. in the school media center) and share your ideas and opinions.
Sign up to receive updated volunteer opportunities via Sign-Up Genius (to sign up, just e-mail us at and we will add you to the contact group).

PTO Sponsored Programs and Activities:

Birthday Book Club
Book Fair
Father-Daughter Dance
Mother-Son Night
End of the Year Fun Day
Family Movie Nights
Fall and Spring Fundraisers
Holiday Shop
Publishing Room
Spirit Wear
Staff Appreciation
VIP’s for Classroom Teachers

If you have any questions about the above-listed programs and activities, or if you would be interested in volunteering for any of these events, just e-mail us at

Supply Lists (Individual Schools)

K-4 Supply List 2018-19



Backpack with large opening (no wheels)

3 Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks

2 24 count Crayola crayons regular size (not jumbo)

2 pocket folders (any color)

3 black Expo2 dry-erase markers (chisel tip and low odor)

AM Girls – 1 container of disinfecting Clorox wipes

AM Boys – 1 container of disinfecting Clorox wipes

PM Girls – 2 boxes of tissues

PM Boys – 2 boxes of tissues

1 set of headphones

If possible, bring your child’s school supplies on his/her staggered start day rather than sending them on the first day of school.

 Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies. All supplies may be community items and used by all the students, therefore, we suggest that you keep “special” items at home to complete homework. Please write your child’s first and last name on backpack, pocket folders, and headphones. It is not necessary to write name on the other supplies.

First Grade

24 – pencils, sharpened

2 – 24 Count Crayola Crayons

3 – Plastic Plain 2 Pocket Folders (1 green, 1 blue & 1 purple)

1 – Yellow highlighter

4 – Black Dry-Erase markers

1 – Box of 8 washable markers

1 – Pair of Pointy Scissors

1 – Composition Notebook

1 – Container of Clorox Wipes

1 – large box tissues

1 – 4 pk. Small Elmers Glue Stick

1 – bookbag – no wheels

1 Set of Headphones for Computer or Listening Center

BOYS – 1 Box of Gallon Size Ziplock Bags

GIRLS – 1 Box of Sandwich Size Ziplock Bags

Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies. Most items will need replenished throughout the year. All supplies may be community items and used by all the students, therefore, we suggest that you keep “special” items at home to complete homework. Please do not write your child’s name on school supplies except for book bag, lunch bags, and coats unless otherwise noted.

Second Grade

1 pair of pointed scissors

24 yellow sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred)

2 large white pencil erasers (Staedler Mars brand preferred)

2 boxes crayons, 24 count

2 yellow highlighters

8 pack low-odor dry erase markers – black only

1 watercolor paint set (Crayola or Prang preferred)

3 large glue sticks – prefer Elmer’s brand

2 composition notebooks

1 large box of tissues

1 container of disinfecting wipes

1 pack of 5 tab dividers

1 pack lined index cards (3”x5”)

1 pack post-it-notes (3”x3”)

1 pair of “over the head” headphones  (no earbuds)

1 GIRLS ONLY – sandwich size zip-lock bags

1 BOYS ONLY – gallon size zip-lock bags

Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies.  All supplies may be community items and used by all students, therefore, we suggest that you keep “special” items at home to complete homework.  Please do not write your child’s name on supplies except for book bag, lunch  boxes, and coats.

Third Grade

3 large Paper Mate pearl latex-free pink eraser

Pencil pouch with grommets (no box) Ruckh, Baiocco, Shrieve and Mackey only

1 plastic 2-pocket folder with prongs (red)

1 plastic 2-pocket folder with prongs (green)

1 plastic 2-pocket folder with prongs (blue)

2 highlighters

3 large or 6 small glue sticks, white all purpose washable

1 pair pointed scissors 5”

3 dozen #2 pencils (prefer Dixon or Paper Mate)

1 box of crayons (24 count)

1 box of washable markers

4 low odor chisel tip Expo Dry Erase Marker (black)

1 pack full length colored pencils (sharpened 12 count)

1 pack post-it-notes (100 ct. 3 x 3)

1 box of tissues

1 Sharpie

1 pair small headphones/or earbuds (please label with child’s name)- Students use these daily, so please buy a durable pair.

2 disinfecting wipes pop-up canister bleach free (use for surfaces)

1 spiral notebook 1 subject wide rule 70 ct.

Girls Only – 1 sealable freezer bag (quart size)

Boys Only – 1 sealable freezer bag (gallon size)

Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies. Most items will need to be replenished.


Fourth Grade

1 package of colored Pencils

2 (24 ct) packages of #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga, Papermate, Dixon preferred)

1 box 24 ct crayons

1 pair student-sized Scissors (Fiskar Brand preferred)

1 Zippered Pencil Bag

1 pink block eraser OR 1 package of eraser caps

2 Large Glue Sticks OR 4 Small Glue Sticks

1 package of Broad Tip Crayola Markers – 8 count

1 Hand-Held Personal Pencil Sharpener

2 Spiral Notebooks (approx. 70 count) any color

4 Expo Brand Chisel Tip or Bullet Tip Dry Erase Markers – different colors

1 Package Loose-Leaf Paper (wide-ruled)

1 Composition Book

5 Plastic Folders with pockets and prongs – different colors. Mead 5-Star Preferred as they will get heavy use and will typically last longer.

1 Pair Headphones – Please label with your child’s name. Students will be keeping these at school and will use them daily.   Headphones are preferred but Earbuds will work.

1 Book Bag (no wheels please)

1 Large Box of Tissues

1 Large Container of Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox or Lysol preferred)

1 Container Hand Sanitizer

Girls Only – 1 box Gallon Sized Baggies – 1 package Post-it Notes

Boys Only – 1 box Quart Sized Baggie – 1 Roll Masking Tape

Individual Teams may ask for a few small items at the beginning of the year.

Some supplies may need to be replenished throughout the year (pencils)

Important Back To School Information

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day
Grades 1-4
9:15 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay
Start time: 11:15 a.m.
Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

AM Kindergarten Standard day
9:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
2-hour delay: 11:15-1:15

PM Kindergarten Standard day
1:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
2-hour delay – 2:00 p.m.-4:05 p.m.