Safe and Civil School
Safe and Civil is a program which is used in many schools to promote respect, responsiblity and civility. A major focus of this program will be to reduce incidences of bullying. Look for more to come as our team begins to implement this new program at Tincher.
Five 6th-8th grade students received $10,000 in educational grants in June. Through Tincher's 10 year partnership with the California GEAR-Up Program, the K-8 School GEAR-Up team (composed of ...more
Report A Bully
Congratulations Tincher - We are now a Kindness Certified School
ThinkCentral Student Accounts for Math
Please see the attached link for instructions on creating an individual student account for ThinkCentral which supports math instruction: Thinkcentral Student Instructions
Our next School Site Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday Feb 10th at 3:30 PM in Room 21.
Coming to Tincher - Kinder Parents
Tincher welcomes parents of incoming Kindergarten students to attend our upcoming meeting:
Kindergarten - February 10th in the Library. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM.
You will receive an overview of our program including a tour, and have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal speaks to students about going to college, and helps them celebrate Tincher's redesignation as a "School to Watch" by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform
The Importance of Attendance
Please read the attached letter in regards to the importance of attendance especially near Winter Break
Tincher takes D.C. by storm as national winner!
Tincher Lauded as National School to Watch
Reposted from LBUSD School News 1/22/15
For the third time, Tincher Preparatory School has earned the “School to Watch” honor recognizing academic excellence in the middle grades. The honor is given ...more
Long Beach College Promise $250.00 Scholarship Winner, Catalina Quirino
Please see the attached documents regarding attendance requirements/guidelines.
Century Club Honors Middle School Scholars
School Site Council Election Results
Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered for the School Site Council Elections. Congratulations to our newly elected parent representatives:
Courtney Day Claverie
Tincher's Highlights from "STEAMing our Way to College" Night, April 28th
Robotics Team Takes 3rd and 5th Place in Robobowl!
We need volunteers for this Friday’s (2/12) Middle School Dance:
If you can help, please contact Mr. Vasquez, ASB Financial Technician at (562) 493-2636. Thank you!
Dear Parents/Guardians of Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade Students:
Our next middle school dance for all 6th/7th/8th graders will be on Friday, February 12, 2016. The dance will be held in the Tincher cafeteria from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ticket price is $4.00, which includes a free slice of pizza and a bottle of water. Students may purchase an additional slice of pizza, soda or bottle of water for $1 each. Dance tickets will be sold the week of the dance on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during lunch. Students must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket. You may obtain a copy of the dance letter and permission slip by clicking on the attachment below.
REQUIREMENTS: Students must meet academic and conduct standards to attend the dance. Students who have demonstrated poor behavior may not be allowed to attend the dance. Any student with 2 or more N’s or 1 or more U’s will not be allowed to attend. Students must also have a 2.0 GPA on the semester report card.
Parent Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at the school dance. We need help with:
1) Food Service / Sales: 2:30-4:30 (2 hrs.)
2) Clean Up: 4:30-5:00 (30 Min.)
Please contact Mr. Vasquez (ASB - Banker) at email@example.com or by phone at 493-2636 ext: 239 to sign-up. Thank you.
We are looking for volunteers to help assist in our Meet the Masters art program. The next training is on 1/26 at 9 am in room 25. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Kristi Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Health/Physical Education
1299 E. 32nd Street, Room 10
Signal Hill, CA 90755-5239 (562) 997-0632
2015 – 2016
Middle School Sports Girls’ Track Schedule
All meets at Lakewood High School
Sat. Feb. 13th: Practice Meet 7:30 a.m. Field Events
9:00 a.m. Running Events
*All entries are electronically submitted to Lisa no later than Wednesday, February 9th.
Transportation: If bus is needed to Practice Meet notify Lisa Ulmer by Thursday, February 10th. Round-trip transportation will be provided.
Sat. Feb. 20th: League Meet 7:30 a.m. Field Events
9:00 a.m. Running Events
*All entries must be electronically submitted to Lisa no later than Wednesday, February 17th.
Transportaton: Bus schedule will remain the same as Practice Meet unless requested. Deadline to request a new bus is Thursday, February 18th.
Wed. Feb. 24th: City Championships – ALL EVENTS
4:30 pm – Field Events
5:45 pm – Running Events
Transportation provided - One way only – same schools will receive transportation unless notified. All athletes participate, including non-qualifiers. Three “carnival relays,” in addition to city championship events. Notify Lisa by Monday, February 22nd, if transportation needs are different than practice/league meet.
Save February 27th and March 2nd in case of rain
OFFICE of HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1299 E. 32nd Street, Room 10, Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 997-0632 FAX: (562) 997-0413
ALL GAMES AT McBRIDE BEGIN
2015 - 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TEAM LOCATION TIME
Tuesday, February 23rd - Semi Finals Saturday, February 27th - Finals @ Jordan HS
Division I at 9:00 a.m. Division II at 11:00 a.m.
2) The League Champion from each League will face the 2nd place team from the opposing
league. Higher seed hosts semi-final game.
5) If a tie remains, the 2nd position will be determined by a coin-toss
Dear Parents and/or Guardians:
Because we know you value your child’s instructional time in the classroom, we ask your cooperation to avoid classroom interruptions.
Therefore, please help your child be responsible for bringing their homework, projects, books, lunch, money, etc. to school every day. And please take time, before school each evening or morning, to give your child information on special transportation or child care arrangements and other general messages for the day.
In the event your child forgets a critical item, you may bring it to the office and leave it on a designated table (labeled with your child’s name, grade, and room number). Because the office staff cannot interrupt the classroom for forgotten items, please talk to your child now about checking the “Forgotten Items” table in the office in the event they forget something during the school year.
In addition, please do not ask the office staff to deliver any non-emergency messages to your child, as this constitutes loss of valuable learning for your child and his/her classmates.
Mrs. Rosemary M. Sissons
January 12, 2016 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
January 14, 2016 Winter Concert Chorus Gr 4-8 6:00 pm
January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King Holiday, No School
January 20, 2016 Winter Concert Beg Violin Grades 3, 4 & 5 at 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 21, 2016 Gr. 5th Beginning Winds & Advanced Violin, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 21, 2015 Tigers Dine Out
January 22, 2016 Geography Bee
January 26, 2016 Meet the Masters
January 28, 2016 MS Orchestra Grades 6-8, 6:00 p.m. Auditorium
January 28, 2016 MS Bands Grades 6-8, 7:15 p.m. Auditorium
January 29, 2016 Fall Semester Ends
January 29, 2016 End of Q2 for Middle School
January 29, 2016 Character Ed. Breakfast – Fairness 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
February 1, 2016 Spring Semester Begins
February 1, 2016 Elem Music Picture Day
February 1-5, 2016 Counselor’s Week
February 2, 2016 Middle School Music Picture Day
February 3, 2016 Jeopardy Preliminary, 9:00 a.m.
February 4, 2016 Jeopardy Semi-Finals, 9:00-12:00
February 5, 2016 Jeopardy Championship
February 5, 2016 Elementary Achievement Reports to Home
February 8, 2016 Lincoln’s Holiday – No School
February 9, 2016 Fall Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home
February 12, 2016 Fall Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
February 12, 2016 Middle School Dance, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
February 12, 2016 Coffee with Rosemary – 9:00 Room 21
February 15, 2016 Washington’s Day – No School
February 16, 2016 Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 3, 10:00 Grade 4, 2:00 Grade 5
February 18, 2016 Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 1, 2:00 Grade 2
February 18, 2016 Tigers Dine Out
February 24, 2016 Tincher Tributes –2:30 Grade 6, Auditorium
February 25, 2016 Tincher Tributes – 2:30 Grade 7, Auditorium
February 26, 2016 Tincher Tributes – 2:30 Grade 8, Auditorium
February 29, 2016 Character Ed. Breakfast – Respect 8:15, Cafeteria
March 8-9, 2016 Elem Parent Conferences for Selected Students – Minimum Day
March 10, 2016 Elementary Class Photos-CDC/TK/K-5 (Uniforms)
March 10, 2016 Middle School Panoramic Photo (Uniforms)
March 13, 2016 Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 15, 2016 Meet the Masters
March 16, 2016 Career Day, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
March 17, 2016 Tigers Dine Out
March 21, 2016 Mini-PTA Meeting, 3:00-3:45 p.m., Room 25
March 23, 2016 Promotion Pictures K/5th/8th (Free Dress)
March 25-April 1, 2016 Spring Break – No School
April 1, 2016 National Awareness Day - Wear a Blue Shirt to School
April 6, 2016 Character Ed. Breakfast – Trustworthiness 8:15, Cafeteria
April 8, 2016 Coffee with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m., Room 21
April 12, 2016 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
April 13, 2016 Picture Day Elem/MS Spring Photos (Free Dress)
April 13, 2016 Third Quarter Ends
April 21, 2016 Tigers Dine Out
April 22, 2016 Grandparents Day – Lunch on the Lawn
April 22, 2016 Quarter 3 MS Report Cards Mailed Home
April 22, 2016 Quarter 3 Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
April 29, 2016 VIPS Breakfast, Teacher’s Lounge, 8:00am-9:00am
May 3, 2016 Meet the Masters
May 3, 2016 Teacher Appreciation Day
May 6, 2016 Mom’s Donut Morning – 8:00 a.m.
May 10, 2016 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
May 12, 2016 Chorus Grades 6-8 on the Green 6:00 p.m.
May 16-20, 2016 Classified Week
May 19, 2016 Middle School Orchestra Grades 6 - 8 on the Green, 6:00 p.m.
May 19, 2016 Middle School Band Grades 6 – 8 on the Green, 7:15 p.m.
May 19, 2016 Tigers Dine Out
May 20, 2016 Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.
May 23 -27, 2016 Public Schools Week (May 26-Minimum Day)
May 23-27, 2016 Book Fair
May 24, 2016 Middle School Sports Evening, 7:00-8:00, Auditorium
May 25, 2016 Character Ed. Breakfast – Responsibility, 8:15 Cafeteria
May 25, 2016 MS Music Classes to Disneyland, All Day
May 26, 2016 Open House Night
May 27, 2016 6th & 7th Dance, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 30, 2016 Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 31, 2016 MS Sports Banquet, The Grand, 6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
June 1, 2016 Beginning Violin Grades 3, 4, & 5 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
June 2, 2016 Gr 5 Beg Winds & Ad Violin/Gr 4&5 Chorus, 6:00 p.m. on the Green
June 7, 2016 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
June 8, 2016 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr.1, 10:15 Kinder
June 10, 2016 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr. 2 / 10:00 Gr.3
June 10, 2016 8th Gr Dance, 3:00–5:00 pm, Los Altos United Methodist Church
June 10, 2016 Tincher Token Store
June 13, 2016 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr 4 ,
June 13, 2016 Kindergarten Promotional, 10:00 a.m.
June 14, 2016 Spring Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
June 14, 2016 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 1:30 Gr 6, 2:30 Gr 7
June 14, 2016 8th Grade Evening of Excellence - 6:00 p.m.
June 14, 2016 5th Grade Promotion, 9:30 a.m.
June 14-15, 2016 Early Bird Schedule for Kindergarten, 9:00-12:30
June 15, 2016 5th Gr Picnic, Stevely Park, 9:00-2:00
June 15, 2016 8th Grade Promotional 9:30 a.m.
June 15, 2016 2nd Gr Picnic, El Dorado
June 16, 2016 Spring Semester Ends
June 16, 2016 Early Bird Schedule for Kindergarten, 9:00-12:20
June 16, 2016 8th Grade to CSULB 9:00-2:00
June 16, 2016 Tri III Achievement Reports to Home
June 16, 2016 Final Report cards home for Middle School
June 16, 2016 Last Day of School – Minimum Day Release
June 17, 2016 Last Day for Teachers
June 19, 2016 Spring Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home
July 26, 2016 Elementary Achievement Reports to Home
Approved by: Mrs. Rosemary Sissons, Principal
Foundational Reading Skills
Safe and Civil
There are several new and exciting changes happening at Tincher. We were invited to participate in the district’s Safe And Civil School program. This 3-year program focuses on developing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and orderly campus. As part of the changes we are implementing, the new Tincher Token program is being rolled out. The new tokens feature our Guidelines For Success.
The Guidelines For Success (shown right) are included as part of our daily announcements following the Pledge of Allegiance. These guidelines are an important part of the school culture.
The improvements also include the “Start on Time” program for Middle School which was introduced last week. Start on Time is designed to increase instructional time and minimize interruptions. A ‘sweep’ team will issue late slips to MS students who are not in class by the end of the 4-minute passing period. Automatic phone calls will be made for each period they are tardy. On-line attendance is being piloted by Tincher for Middle School, so please assist us by sending notes for any absence. Be sure to include student’s name, the date and reason for the absence.
In addition to revising the school-wide referral program, we have introduced ‘blue slips’ for elementary students. Blue slips will be issued for playground issues/concerns. Thank you for your support.
Safe and Civil - Breezeway/Hallway Procedures Video Breezeway
JiJi Math at Home
Please see the documents below regarding JiJi Math. If you are having difficulty logging in through the portal, please see the JiJi Home Code letter below:
School District News
Guidelines for Success
Watch D.O.G.S for Dads
Tincher dads, if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG Dad please contact Mrs. Sissons at (562) 493-2636. Interested dads would need to apply as a VIPS and are asked to commit to at least an hour a week. The power of positive male role models on campus benefits all students.
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Online District Math Resources