Back to School at Toll Gate Elementary in 2017

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!

Welcome

Information From The District

If you have not yet reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/back-to-school-2017/” for the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2017.

Letter From the Principal

Welcome to the 2017-2018 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 17 (http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/back-to-school-2017/) 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!

Sincerely,
Kristi Motsch, Principal
Toll Gate Elementary

Upcoming Events

Please join us for an Open House on August 15. In order to accommodate grade level presentations and parking, we ask for your cooperation with the following schedule: Open House Schedule:
4:30-5:00 p.m – 4th Gr.
5:00-5:30 p.m. – 3rd Gr.
5:30-6:00 p.m. – KAM & 2nd Gr.
6:00-6:30 p.m.–KPM & 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 15!

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 tgesptopresident@gmail.com and we will add you to the contact group).

PTO Sponsored Programs and Activities:

Birthday Book Club
Book Fair
Carnival
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 mailto:tgesptopresident@gmail.com

Supply Lists (Individual Schools)

K-4 Supply List 2017-18

KINDERGARTEN
 Backpack with large opening (no wheels)
 3 Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks
 24 count Crayola crayons regular size (not jumbo)
 pocket folder
 2 black dry-erase markers, Expo2 – low odor (chisel tip)
 AM GIRLS – 1container Clorox Wipes
 AM BOYS – 1 container Clorox Wipes
 PM GIRLS – 1box tissues and 1 additional box of 24 count Crayola crayons
 PM BOYS – 1box tissues and 1 additional box of 24 count Crayola crayons
 1 single-subject spiral notebooks, wide ruled (70 sheets)
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 folder, spiral notebook, and headphones. It is not necessary to write name on the other supplies.

FIRST GRADE
 24 – SHARPENED pencils
 2 – 24 Count Crayola Crayons
 2 – Plain 2 Pocket Folders
 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 pack small Elmers Glue Stick

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 to be 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 sharpened yellow pencils (Ticonderoga brand)
2 large white pencil erasers (Staedtler Mars brand)
2 boxes crayons, 24 count
2 yellow highlighters
8 pack low-odor dry erase markers – black only
2 large glue sticks – prefer Elmer’s brand
2 composition notebooks
1 large box of tissues
1 container of disinfecting wipes
1 pair of “over the head” headphones (no earbuds)
1 pack of 5 tab dividers
1 pack of colored pencils

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
 1 large Paper Mate Pink Pearl latex-free eraser
 2 packages pencil eraser tops (12 count)
 Pencil pouch with grommets (no box) Ruckh, Baiocco, Shrieve and Oakley 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 Papermate)
 I box of crayons (24 count)
 1 box of washable markers
 4 low odor fine tip dry-erase markers (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)
 1 Mead Composition Book (Wide Rule) 100 ct. 9.75×7.5
 3 sets of large 5-tab dividers (15 dividers total)
 1 disinfecting wipes pop-up canister bleach free (use for surfaces)
 2 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 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 put your child’s name on all items.

FOURTH GRADE
 1 package of colored pencils
 1 package of 8 tab dividers (with pockets)
 (2) 24 ct. packages of #2 pencils
 2 red grading pens
 1 box crayons, 24 count
 1 package loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)
 1 Fiskar brand student-sized scissors
 1 zippered pencil bag (no boxes please)
 1 container of disinfecting wipes (Lysol/Clorox preferred)
 1 pink block eraser OR 1 package of eraser caps
 2 large glue sticks OR 4 small glue sticks
 1 large box of tissues
 1 package broad tip Crayola Markers (8 count)
 4 Expo brand chisel tip (red, green, blue or black) dry erase markers
 1 Book bag (no wheels please)
 1 Papermate Flair Felt Tip – Black
 1 hand held personal pencil sharpener
 2 Spiral notebooks (wide-ruled) any color approx. 70 count
 1 pair small headphones/or earbuds (please label with child’s name)
 Girls Only – 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags, 1 dispenser/roll of scotch tape,
1 pk. of post-it notes
 Boys only – 1 box Quart size Ziplock bags, 1 roll masking tape, I pk. Index cards
 2 inch Heavy Duty binder with pockets in front and back covers. This will get daily heavy use.

**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.