St. James School
Serving The Communities of Davis • Dixon • Winters • Woodland

All Day Transitional Kindergarten

The goal of our TK program is to provide a fun, positive, small-group setting that encourages a love of learning, provides a sense of community and prepares your child for Kindergarten.

Children must be age 4 by September 1st to apply for All Day Transitional Kindergarten.


Our Transitional Kindergarten is taught by a full-time teacher and a full-time instructional aide.

Allison Wiley Allison Torok Transitional Kindergarten
Allison Wiley

Allison Torok

Transitional Kindergarten

Graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Coursework included a focus on Early Childhood Development. Currently working on a Multiple Subject Credential and Masters in Education from National University.

Experience: Ms. Wiley taught Transitional Kindergarten at Holy Cross Academy, taught in a Montessori School (Pre-K) for the past 10 years and has been a tutor for the last 7 years with the “No Child Left Behind Act” program in the Sacramento, Davis and Woodland areas.

Donna Murray Donna Murphy Transitional Kindergarten Instructional Aide
Michele Banister Michele Banister Reading Resource Specialist
Michele Banister

Michele Banister

Reading Resource Teacher and Educational Achievement Specialist

Received BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, Santa Clara University, California, 1987

California Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject Language Development Specialist Credential

Experience: Mrs. Banister taught: Kindergarten at St. Clare's Elementary, Santa Clara, CA, for two years Taught First through Fourth grade at Freeman Elementary and Willow Spring Elementary, Woodland

Each day, students rotate through active learning centers, which focus on important instructional elements that are aligned with Common Core Curriculum Standards.


Tracing letters, shapes and numbers help to develop fine motor skills and develop pencil grip.


Through many fun activities, students become adept at counting objects and number recognition.


Students learn to identify upper and lower case letters, sort letters and match lower and upper case letters.


Students learn to blend letter sounds to form words.

Our all-day program allows for not only academic instruction, but the equally important free play, which promotes motor coordination, sharing and socialization.

The Gospel drives all we do and say. Respect and kindness are expected. Kind words, kind actions and kind thoughts make St. James TK a great place to be!

Because our TK is all-day, there is time for many weekly enrichment activities with the school’s adjunct teachers:

  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Art
Click here to view TK Artwork