Tina Tabuchi

Kinder and Transitional Kinder Bell Schedule – The first seven (7) days are half days for our littlest learners. August 16th – August 24th Kinder and TK classes run from 8:55am – 12noon. Please remember to make transportation and after-school care arrangements for these shorter days.

Tina Tabuchi – TK/Kinder Combo


I have wanted to be a teacher since the 4th grade when I got to help out with the kindergarten class and could see the spark in kids eyes when they understand or learned a new thing. The “aha!” moment and helping children learn to love learning is why I teach. I strive to make lessons fun, exciting, and memorable. I do this by adding music, art, humor, and play/exploration into teaching concepts.

About Me – tabuchit@mhusd.org

  1. Where I am from: Born in Denver, CO but have lived in CA most of my life.
  2. Education: BA in Child Development from CSU Los Angeles and Teaching Credential from CSU Long Beach.
  3. Experience: Eight years teaching first grade in Cupertino Union school district and a wonderful year teaching TK for a year at Los Paseos.
  4. Interests: Full-time momma, running 1/2 and full marathons, gardening and cooking large meals for family get togethers.

Class Supplies Needed

Teacher recommends most items can be purchased at Dollar Tree. *Photo of item. We would also appreciate any items purchased from our Amazon Wish List.

  • Tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Glue tube pens – 3 pack*
  • Glue Sticks
  • Large markers
  • Ziploc style bags – sandwich & gallon size
  • Plain white paper plates
  • Small Dixie cups
  • Dry erase markers
  • Copy paper (white)
  • 24 count crayons – 1 box
  • One plastic ball with bumps*

Individual Supplies Needed

ABSOLUTELY NO BACKPACKS – A canvas bag will be provided to all TK students on the first day of school. Please bring supplies to class in a paper or plastic shopping bag.

  • Lunch box/bag
  • Water bottle
  • Personal headphones
  • 2 Plastic pocket folders

Upcoming Events

  1. August 15 -TK & Kindergarten ice cream social on the Kinder playground
  2. August 16 – First Day of School
  3. September 3 – Labor Day (No school)
  4. September 6 – Back to School Night 6pm