The TCDS elementary program serves approximately 300 K-5th grade students in a highly collaborative and inquiry-focused environment, where students learn foundational academic skills, social strategies, and are given to tools to put these skills and strategies into practice in a way that is relevant and meaningful. Learn more about our award winning program below!
Drop off and Pick up
(8a-11:30a on Wednesdays)
|Fourth and Fifth Grade||8:30a-3:05p|
(8:30a-11:45p on Wednesdays)
Watch below to see a video of student pick up and drop off in action.
Sibling and Champion Care
Older siblings may arrive at their younger sibling’s drop off time and check into Sibling Care, free of charge.
Younger siblings may be picked up with their older siblings and will be checked into Sibling Care, free of charge, until their older siblings are released.
You can find 6-8 start and end times, here.
Morning Flag Ceremony
Every morning, TCDS students and staff gather on the “green hill” for the raising of the Flag and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and Champion Pledge. These are valued traditions at TCDS and we believe the respect and discipline shown during these ceremonies instill in students a sense of pride and honor toward our country and school community.
Each morning Flag Ceremony has a different theme for each day: Musical Monday, Champion Trait Tuesday, Wisdom Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Fun Friday.
K-3rd grade has their Flag Ceremony at 8:00 and 4th-5th grade at 8:30.
I am a Champion. I am an individual. I make mistakes so I can learn, I learn so I can succeed. I succeed so I can help others. I am somebody. I will become the person I want to be. I will act like a Champion in every way! Because I am a Champion, Today is the day I will succeed!
Our K-5 students are provided with a rigorous and relevant curriculum driven by three primary elements of engagement: New Learning, Practice, and Project Based Learning. You can learn more about our Academic Framework, here.
Students in grades K-5 have daily lessons in Literacy (English Language Arts), Numeracy (Math), and Social Emotional Learning, as well as engaging in Science and Social Studies themed projects and lessons. K-5 students have weekly specials classes that include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish.
Social development is supported as students are provided the necessary tools to manage their own emotions and behaviors, aiming towards a culture of Healthy Relationships. Our daily Champion Check in system in K-5 classrooms provides the routine opportunity to help students learn to be problem solvers who develop empathy and respect for themselves and others. You can learn more about our Social Framework, here.
In Kindergarten and 1st grade, students are assigned one teacher who serves all of their academic needs. In 2nd-5th grades, students have three teachers who collaboratively provide for their academic needs, with each teacher focusing on one particular subject with all students in the grade level.
Flexible Learning Environment
Could you imagine children sitting in a chair at a desk for 6-7 hours a day? Neither can we! K-5 students have a variety of seating options they can choose from as they engage in their daily learning, ranging from indoor to outdoor options.
Supplies and Uniforms
Uniform Bottoms: The length of shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be near the mid-thigh, and be modest in appearance. Leggings can be worn under uniform bottoms as socks or tights. All grade levels have the choice to wear navy blue or khaki bottoms.
Socks and Shoes: Students are expected to wear school-appropriate socks with closed-toed footwear.
Uniform Top: Shirt colors are designated by grade level and must have a collar. The student uniform shirt must be a solid color and cannot have any monograms, stripes, logos (except the TCDS logo) or other markings on them.
Uniform shirt colors are as follows:
|Preschool and Pre-Kinder||Navy Blue|
|Kindergarten and First Grade||Navy Blue|
|Second and Third Grade||Yellow|
|Fourth and Fifth Grade||Red|
K-5 parents can expect weekly communication from their child’s teachers and school administration on an app called Class Dojo. We strive to provide each family a “window” into their child’s day, sharing pictures and videos of school activities each week.