The Tinc Times
Volume 4 Issue 32
April 23, 2021
Calendar of Events
Monday, April 26 BOE Meeting 6:30pm @ MOMS
Monday, May 10 BOE Meeting 6:30pm @ MOMS
Friday, May 21-Thur, Jun 3 Virtual Book Fair
Monday, May 24 BOE Meeting 6:30pm @ MOMS
Friday, May 28 Shortened Day for Students and Staff
Monday, May 31 No School: Memorial Day
Monday, June 21 BOE Meeting 6:30pm @ MOMS
Tuesday, June 22 Last Day of School for students
Message from Mr. Lipson
To keep your child's daily routine consistent, please try to send your Cohort IP student to school each day, unless there are extenuating circumstances or if your child is not feeling well. While we understand that there may be an occasional need to be absent, the choice to be in Cohort IP means that your child commits to being at school daily.
Teachers plan instruction based on students being in-person or virtual and changes can cause a significant disruption to instruction.
- Kindergarten through 4th grade parents can purchase a yearbook with this link https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ School ID: 945226
- If you have photos you would like to share with us, please use this link https://images.memoryebooks.com/416174817 USER ID: 416174817
5th grade parents-Yearbook
ALL 5th grade students will receive a yearbook as a gift from the PTO. We need your help making it extra special for them.
- Please use this link to share baby and kdg photos of your student https://forms.gle/byyPrdzXj67NAeZc7
- If you would like to purchase a booster message for your student, you can do so using this link: https://5th-grade-booster-messages.cheddarup.com
- If you would like to personalize their yearbook, you may do so using this link: https://5th-grade-yearbook-2021.cheddarup.com,
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher appreciation week is May 3rd - 7th. Class parents may reach out to put something together for teachers. If they don't we encourage having your student thank their teachers for all that they do in any way that they want. Cards or notes from the students are a great way to show appreciation. The board will be doing different things all week for the teachers. If you would like to get involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com
Have a great weekend!
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COVID Pre-Screening Form
Please be sure to fill out your child's pre-screening form DAILY through Real Time.
**Parents of students in all cohorts (including fully-virtual) are asked to fill this out daily.**
Remote Learning Option for MOTSD Students
The MOTSD remains committed to providing our families with the option to have their child learn remotely for the duration of the 2020-21 school year.
If your child is attending school in-person, but you'd like to switch him/her to remote learning, remember that you may do so at any time by emailing your child's principal, who in turn will make the appropriate arrangements.
All transportation pickup and drop off times are now available in Realtime.
Bus passes will no longer be mailed home.
If you are unable to locate your child’s pickup and drop off time in Realtime,
please contact the transportation department at 973-691-4005.
Free & Reduced Lunch
Per N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.5(d), "Students are eligible for school meal benefits or free milk for
the school year and up to 30 operating days in the subsequent school year." As of
October 21 2020, all students who previously qualified for free and reduced lunch in the
2019-2020 school year that have not submitted a lunch application for the 2020-2021
school year, have been reset to "paid" status.
To avoid an interruption in benefits please proceed to the Realtime Parent Portal to
either fill out an application otherwise, please indicate that you do not wish to apply at
this time. Please note that only ONE (1) application per FAMILY, is required to
determine qualification status.
Fill out this form every week if you would like to order breakfast and/or lunch for your child.
Right At School
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration
Counselor's Corner w/ Mrs. Barba and Mrs. Gould
This month's theme for Character Education is Responsibility.
Take a look below for helpful resources!
Lunch bunch groups take place during your child's lunch time for 30 minutes on a chosen day during your child's virtual Cohort. Each group will have around 5 students and will be led by either Mrs. Barba (School Counselor), Mrs. Gould (School Counselor), Ms. Carbone (School Counselor Intern Student), or Ms. Gulevski (School Counselor Practicum Student).
You will receive a calendar invite before the group starts,
which will include a meeting link, date, and time.
News from the Nurse
Free COVID Testing
ALL MOTSD staff and students, as well as, their families
are eligible for free COVID-19 testing every Thursday. See below for details.
Follow Mount Olive on Twitter!
Please sign up for Twitter and follow the district @MountOliveTSD,
Superintendent Dr. Zywicki @ZywickiR
and all of the Mount Olive schools for important and exciting information!
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And check out all of Tinc Road's Twitter pages!!
Tinc in the News
This section of the Tinc Times highlights articles written on our district's website about Tinc Road students and staff. Articles and photos are courtesy of Michael Cravotta.
Celebrating Women's History Month
The celebration began with the class reading “Minty,” a story of the life of a young Harriet Tubman. As a companion activity, each student created a sunflower that expressed a dream or goal on each of the petals.
Next up, the class watched a YouTube reading of the book “She Persisted,” which described 13 extraordinary women who broke new ground, triumphed over adversity, or helped make the world a better place. The notable women profiled included those past and present, famous and lesser known. The students learned about the work of Nelly Bly, a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism. They were introduced to the contributions of Virginia Apgar, a New Jersey-born physician who helped combat infant mortality. And learned how civil rights activists Ruby Bridges and Claudette Colvin became leaders of a movement that changed the nation.
Biographies of contemporary women such as Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor were also presented in the book
“We had a beautiful class discussion where the students shared what they learned,” said Iacampo. “They learned to never give up, to never stop trying and to believe in your dreams. For me, I wanted them to learn that each of us has talents and gifts to share with the world.”
Students also read profiles of important women during their independent reading.
The month wrapped up with the personal. Each student interviewed a woman in their own lives who they admire and created a Google Slides presentation that they shared with their peers. The presentations listed proudest achievements, greatest challenges, and ways the chosen women serve as role models.
What's Happening Around Town?
Support the Earth and Mount Olive!!
Mount Olive and Trex are partnering for a recycling project over the next few months. You can recycle everything from the usual grocery bag, produce bags, bags that are shipped to your home from online orders and tons more that you would never have thought of. There are three (3) recycling points to drop off your plastic. You can visit Town Hall inside the foyer, the recycling center and Weis Supermarkets inside the exit foyer.
Watch the video below for more information.