The Tinc Times

Volume 4 Issue 34

May 7, 2021

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Calendar of Events

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

As many of you know, this week was Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a week celebrated annually where we give thanks to all of the amazing, hard-working educators that instruct your children. This year has been unlike any other, and we couldn't have gotten through all of those difficult days without the unbelievable dedication, innovation, and perseverance of our Tinc Road Educators.

Tinc Road Parents & Guardians, thank you all for your kind words and gifts to help honor these wonderful individuals. A special thank you to Mrs. Kovatch, Mrs. Ostrove, the PTO Board, and a few of our families for providing so many unique treats throughout the week, including a very entertaining raffle for EVERY staff member at Tinc Road!

As a token of appreciation, we surprised our Tinc Road Staff this morning with the video below. Well done Tinc Road students!!


Final Final Teacher Appreciation Video 20 21

PTO News

Thank you to the Tessier, Bewalder, Wright and DeFilippis' families for their donations to the teacher appreciation raffles. They were greatly appreciated! Thank you to Staples of Succasunna and Lowe's of Flanders for their donations as well. At press time there was one more surprise left for the teachers, so I will share a recap next week.

We are still looking for 5th graders to record the morning announcements. If your student would like to participate, please sign them up today.

Virtual Talent Show - If anyone is interested in helping with a virtual talent show, please reach out to me at

We are still looking for board members for next year. Many of our board members (treasurer, secretary and VP) are moving onto 5th grade. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining the board, please nominate them here

Have a great weekend!

Tara Kovatch

Keep scanning those receipts in your box top app! Every scan helps and they are really adding up! To learn more check out

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School Climate Survey

Each year, our district asks all stakeholders to participate in a

school climate and culture survey.

The results will be used to help create a plan to address school climate and make improvements in our school district. This survey will be offered to students in grades 3-12 during the school day. Administration of the student survey will take place May 13th and 14th.

Please click the attached letter for more information, including an opt-out form for those families who do not want their children to participate.

Please complete the opt-out form by Wednesday, May 19th.

Latest Marauder Memo Blog Post

The subscribe button is below the 1st post towards the bottom of the page.

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.

Tinc In-Person Pre-Order Breakfast/Lunch Form

Fill out this form every week if you would like to order breakfast and/or lunch for your child.

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Right At School

RIght at School, our before/after care program, will be starting again on Tuesday, January 19th.

Please click here for more information to sign your child up!

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Technology Support

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

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If you, or anyone you know, have a child 5 years old on or before 10/1/21, you can register them for the 2021-2022 Kindergarten school year!


Counselor's Corner w/ Mrs. Barba and Mrs. Gould

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Character Education

This month's theme for Character Education is Perseverance.

Take a look below for helpful resources!

News from the Nurse

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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.

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COVID Safety Protocols

Please click here for important information regarding COVID-19 School Safety Protocols

  • Mask Requirements
  • Pre-Screening Form
  • Awareness of Symptoms
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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!

MOHS – @PrincipalMOHS

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMSmtolive

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Sandshore – @MOSandshore

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

And check out all of Tinc Road's Twitter pages!!

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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.

The Reward for their Reading Award: More Reading

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Samantha Darnesto and Michele Schoch’s third grade class is Tinc Road’s winner of Read to Succeed, a competition that recognizes classes with the highest reading comprehension scores. Read to Succeed was sponsored by Achieve 3000, a web-based learning platform that is used to bolster reading levels and improve comprehension.

Achieve 3000 includes both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students take a quiz after reading each Achieve 3000 article. The quiz results are then translated into points. Students earned points for scores of 75% and higher, and even more points for scores of 88% and higher.

More importantly, the platform monitors and tracks individual student progress with precision, presenting articles to each student that exactly matches his or her own Lexile level. When a student’s Lexile level increases, so does the complexity of the next text to be read.

“They love it because they can see themselves growing each week,” said Darnesto. “They love to see how well they do.”

Sometimes the teachers assign specific articles that augment lessons being taught in the classroom; sometimes they allow the kids to choose the ones that they’re most interested in.

For winning the competition, the class received a $25 gift card which they decided should be used to buy more books for the classroom library.

What's Happening Around Town?

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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.

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