Toll Gate Elementary's 2019 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!

Welcome

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 2019.

Letter From the Principal

Welcome to the 2019-20 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 Campus Parent 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

Toll Gate Elementary Welcome Days Grades 1-4 only

Thursday, Aug. 1 – last names A thru L only – 1pm-3pm 
Friday, Aug. 2 – last names M thru Z only – 1pm-3pm 

We would like to welcome you to the start of the 2019-20 school year!

This year, we will be holding Welcome Days, August 1st and August 2nd. Welcome Days are designed to support families in completing all of the essential paperwork to help kick off a successful year for our students.  On their designated day, parents will move through several “stations” to complete Emergency Medical forms, field trip permission, dismissal information, pay school fees, sign our device agreement and more!  If you have already completed paperwork online (we strongly encourage this) then you will simply go through the stations to be checked off and you can receive homeroom assignment. After you have completed each of these important items, you will finish your journey with your child’s homeroom assignment in hand! Homeroom assignments will be mailed home if you can not attend one of the above dates.

Please note that Welcome Days are for completing paperwork only. This will not be a time to meet our staff or tour the building. We will also not have staff available to supervise children, so we recommend that only parents attend. Families will be able to tour and meet their teacher during our Back-to-School night, August 14th. Our goal for our Welcome Days is to allow parents to quickly move through each station but to also be available to answer any questions or provide assistance with our online forms.  It would be most helpful if parents complete as much of the online information before coming to your Welcome Day. However,  if you are not able to access this information, we will have computers here to assist you.

Station 1 – Cafeteria- End-of-Day Dismissal Form
One of our biggest challenges each day is ensuring the safe and accurate dismissal of all of our students. The end-of-the-day dismissal form will tell us how your child is to go home from school each day. We ask that you make every attempt to maintain consistency in your student’s daily dismissal to avoid confusion for our staff, and most importantly, your child. We do understand that emergencies arise and special circumstances may occur.  In these situations, please contact our office staff (not your child’s teacher) so we are able to get your child home safely.

Station 2 – Office – OneView Account and Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Both of these may be completed in the comfort of your own home, prior to our Welcome Days.  Parents can access OneView through their Infinite Campus Parent account.  If you already have a OneView account, please login and update student information for this school year.  If you do not already have a OneView parent account, you may create one.  The OneView platform is where you will complete the Emergency Medical Authorization, Student Handbook Acknowledgment, Device Agreement for our one-to-one technology, and the field trip authorization form.  You will not be able to continue to the next station until each of these is complete and verified with our staff. Again, if you have access at home, you may complete these prior to our Welcome Days. If not, we will have computers and staff available to support you, should you have questions.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal – 
If you have not already activated your Infinite Campus Parent account, please do so.  The information you provide in Infinite Campus is used to communicate news and information to parents (most often via email) so it is important that all information in Infinite Campus is accurate and up-to-date. This information can be reviewed and updated any time prior to our Welcome Days or any time throughout the year that this information may change. Infinite Campus Parent is also where you will see your student’s grades, attendance and school fee information. School fees may be paid through Infinite Campus, prior to your Welcome Day, to avoid waiting in line! If you do not pay your student fees online or complete a fee waiver/free and reduced lunch form, you will need to pay them before moving on to your final station.  Detailed information regarding Infinite Campus Parent can be viewed here.

We accept cash (exact change), checks (preferred) or credit cards.
2019-2020 fees

KG = $19.00      First = $17.00     Second = $17.50      Third = $22.00     Fourth = $23.50

Free/Reduced Lunch Form

Station 3 – Media Center – Homeroom Assignment and Back-to-School Information
This will be your final station where you will receive your student’s homeroom assignment.  Please note that all other stations must be completed and verified by our staff, prior to receiving homeroom assignments.

If you are unable to attend any of the Welcome Days, you may come to the main office on Back-to-School night to complete the information above.

We sincerely want to thank you for working with us to ensure that we have as much information as possible before your child’s first day of school (grades 1-4), August 15th and kindergarten August 21st.

We hope to see you all at our Back-to-School Night, Wednesday, August 14th.

***If you have a friend or neighbor that did not receive this information, please tell them to email fran_berkeybile@plsd.us for a copy and update their Infinite Campus information to receive future information. Thanks for your help!

Upcoming Events

Please join us for an Open House on August 14, 2019.  In order to accommodate parking, we ask for your cooperation with the following schedule:

Last names ending in:

M-Z 5:00-5:45pm

A-L  6:00-6:45pm

We look forward to seeing you then!

From Our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

The Toll Gate Elementary School PTSO wants to extend a warm welcome to all TGES students and families. The TGES PTSO is a dynamic group of parents, teachers, and staff that work hard in order to enrich our children’s elementary school experiences.  As a PTSO, 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 PTSO 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 PTSO 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 PTSO 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 PTSO, just do one or all of the following:

Show up to our monthly PTSO meetings (held on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting on September 19, 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).

PTSO Sponsored Programs and Activities:

Birthday Book Club
Book Fair
Carnival
Father-Daughter Dance
Mother-Son Night
End of the Year Fun Day
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 2019-20

TGE Supply Lists 2019-2020

Kindergarten Supply List  

  • Backpack with large opening (no wheels)
  • 4-Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks (please no small glue sticks)
  • 2-24 count Crayola crayons regular size (not jumbo)
  • 1-pocket folder
  • 4-black Expo regular size dry-erase markers (chisel tip and low odor)
  • 4-black Expo skinny dry-erase markers
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 box of tissues
  • Girls: 1 box Ziploc gallon size baggies
  • Boys: 1 box Ziploc sandwich size baggies
  • 1 set of headphones (No earbuds)

If possible, bring your child’s school supplies on his/her orientation 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, and headphones. It is not necessary to write name on the other supplies. Please note that it is common for headphones to need replaced midyear.

 First Grade Supply List 2019-2020

  • 24–pencils, sharpened
  • 2-24 Count Crayola Crayons
  • 3–Plastic Plain 2 Pocket Folders (1 green, 1 blue & 1 purple)
  • 1–Yellow highlighter
  • 8 -Black Dry-Erase markers
  • 1–Box of Fine Line Washable markers
  • 2- Packs of Sharpies (Black)
  • 1–Pair of Pointy Scissors
  • 1–Composition Notebook
  • 1 – Primary Writing Journal
  • 1–Container of Clorox Wipes
  • 1-large box tissues
  • 2 – 4 pk. Small Elmer’s Glue Stick
  • 1–book bag no wheels
  • 2 – Large Pink Erasers (Papermate Pink Pearl)
  • Package of Post-It Notes
  • 1 Set of Headphones for Computer or Listening Center

*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 Supply List 2019-2020

  • 1 pair of pointed scissors
  • 24 yellow pencils sharpened, please! (Ticonderoga brand)
  • 1 large white pencil eraser –(Staedtler Mars brand)
  • 1 box of crayons, 24 count
  • 2 packs of colored pencils
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 4 low-odor dry erase markers – black only
  • 1 watercolor paint set (Crayola or Prang preferred)
  • 3 large glue sticks – prefer Elmer’s brand
  • 1 composition book
  • 1 large boxes of tissues
  • 1 container of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 pack of 5 tab dividers
  • Girls only – sandwich size zip-lock bags
  • Boys only – gallon size zip-lock bags
  • 1 pair of durable headphones (used daily)
  • 2 plain plastic folders w/pockets & prongs

*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.

Third Grade Supply List 2019-2020

  • 3 large Papermate pearl latex-free pink erasers
  • 4 chisel tip Expo dry erase markers (black)
  • 1 8-12 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 3- 12 pack pencils #2 sharpened
  • 2 highlighters
  • Boys- 6 small glue sticks
• Girls- 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • scissors
  • box of crayons
  • box of markers
  • box of tissues
  • 2-pocket poly folder w/ clasp Purple
  • 2-pocket folder w/ clasp Blue
  • 2-pocket folder w/ clasp Green
  • 3 containers of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 spiral notebook
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 2 pairs of earbuds or small headphones
  • 1 pack of post-its
  • 12 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pencil pouch (No Boxes)

*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.

Fourth Grade Supply List 2019-2020

  • 1 package of colored Pencils
  • 3 (24 ct) packages of #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga, Papermate, Dixon preferred as they last longer and sharpen much better)
  • 1 box 24 count crayons
  • 1 Fiskar Brand Student-Sized Scissors
  • 1 Zippered Pencil Bag or pencil box
  • 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 is fine
  • 4 – 6 Expo Brand Chisel Tip or Bullet Tip Dry Erase Markers – different colors
  • 1 Composition Book – any color is fine
  • 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 Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 Large Container of Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox or Lysol preferred)
  • All Girls Only – 1 large container of Hand Sanitizer
  • All Boys Only – 1 additional Large Box of Tissues

Starkey and Mialky’s  Classes Only and

Petros and Householder’s Classes Only

  • 1 package Post-It Notes
  • 1 package 5 Tab Dividers with Write-On Tabs

Wilson and Sensabaugh’s Classes Only

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

*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.