Merlinda Elementary School

Transitional Kindergarten Smarties!

Transitional Kindergarten Smarties!

Kinder Scholars!

Kinder students posing for the picture

Kinder Scholars!

Kindergarten class ready to learn

Kinder Scholars!

Kinder students and their teacher


Our classrooms are always busy with activities: We read, write, build, experiment, sing, laugh, estimate, vote, paint, share, practice, count, play, explore, measure, draw, explain, wonder, discover, subitizing, math talk and learn! 


6th Grade Reading Buddies!

TK and Kinder Team

Addie, Mary
Damian, Faviana
Hauderowicz, Sophia
Kuhn, Melissa
Lopez, Luz
Zagurski, Stacy
Detective clip art




Leave a message in the office

before and after school. 

Preparing your child

Parents, please teach/ reinforce this at home with your child to:


  • Tell his/her first and last name
  • Tell his/her age
  • Tell the names of colors (red, blue, green, etc.)
  • Count from 1 to 20 aloud.
  • Recognize his first name in print
  • Know left side and right side
  • Express him/herself in sentences of 4 or more words
  • Listen attentively

Social (Daily)

  • Dress him/herself
  • Totally care for toileting needs (be potty-trained)
  • Carry out responsibilities (picking up/ cleaning after themselves)
  • Respect rights of others
  • Share, take turns
  • Make friends
  • Concentrates on an activity
  • Try new experiences
  • Follow/ listen to directions given/ set by adults 



You can order online at                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here are a list of the teacher's access codes:

Room 1 - Mrs. Damian QGRGV 

Room 2 - Mrs. Kuhn DVZT2

Room 3 - Mrs. Lopez GX7HX

Room 6 - Mrs. Addie  JT7Q9

Room 7 -  Mrs. Zagurksi htyyt

Room 18 - Miss. Hauderowicz RBVFV


TK & Kindergarten

Open House March 22nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Becoming a Reader- Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Every step a child takes toward learning to read leads to another.                                                                                                                   

  • Talk and listen
  • Listen to stories read aloud
  • Pretend to read.
  • Learn how to handle books
  • Learn about print and how it works
  • Identify letters by name and shape
  • Identify separate sounds in spoken language.
  • Write with scribbles and drawings
  • Connect single letters with the sounds they make.
  • Connect what they already know to what they hear read.
  • Predict what comes next in stories and poems.
  • Connect combinations of letters with sounds.
  • Recognize simple words in print.
  • Sum up what a story is about.
  • Write letters of the alphabet
  • Write words.
  • Write a simple sentence.
  • Write to communicate.
  • Read simple books. us dept of ed.

Homework Binders & Weekly Packets

Homework Binders will come home weekly on Monday. Please work on homework daily and return in the homework binder on Friday. Our homework goal in Kindergarten is to establish responsibility and review class work. Remember to sign your child's homework. Inside the binder you can find a weekly packet and read & response sheets. Please encourage your child to read books. Your child can read the pictures, read the sight words and retell stories. The West Covina Library has some great books and reading programs to inspire your child.

PTA Activities & News

"Get involved, volunteer, and support the programs that provide enriching experiences for all students." It's also FUN!! Join PTA $7.00


First 100 Sight Words!

First 100 Sight Words!


Road to college

Community Workers!

We Will Be Learning... 


Language Arts -Benchmark Advance, Reading Clinic Development, SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Sight Words). Morning Reading Rotations - ABC Book! 

Lexia Learning -Technology: Literacy Improvement & Assessment 

Writing Tools - Thinking Map Journals to help our Mustangs with their writing.  

Writing Program - Write from the Beginning and Beyond

Math - Common Core State Standards Math & Math Rotations. 

STEAM - Science - Technology (iPads) - Engineering - Arts - Math  

PE - Balancing , Coordination and Aerobic capabilities . 100 Mile Run Fitness,

PE reduces stress, strengthens friendships, and improves self confidence. 

Music - Rhythm and Singing 

Capturing Kids' Hearts - Merlinda students are respectful, responsible and safe ... always ready to learn.

NO EXCUSES UNIVERSITY - College Begins in TK /  Kindergarten! 

Save the Date

Sept. 4 - Labor day No School    

Sept. 8  - Grandparents Day!

Sept. 20 - PTA Family Movie Night

Sept. 29 - Picture day

Oct. 27 - Harvest Festival

Nov. 2 - Muffins with Mom

Nov.10 - No School Veterans Day

Nov. 17 - No School 

Nov. 20 - Thanksgiving Holiday Week

Dec. 14 - Holiday Boutique

Dec. 21 - Winter Performance 8:00 am

Dec. 22 - Winter Break 

Jan. 8 - Return to School 

Jan. 15 - No School (Holiday)

Jan. 22 - No School

Jan. 26 - Box Top Collection 

Feb. 7 - Valentine Grams Sale

Feb.12 - No School 

Feb. 16 - Founder's Day 

Feb. 19 - No School 

Feb. 23 - Box Tops Collection 

Mar. 2 -Trimester 2 Ends

Mar. 2 -Spring Fundraiser Assembly

Mar. 2 - National Read Across America Day

Mar. 22 - Open House

Mar. 26 - Spring Break Begins

Mar. 30 - Spring Break Ends

April 11 - Family Movie Night

April 27 - Box Top Collection

May 7 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 16 - Family Movie Night

May 25- Box Tops Collection

June 8 - Last Day of School 



Online Resources

Kindergarten Goals

Kinder Goals

First Grade Goals

First Grade goals