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

Bullying defined: 
"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending themselves." (D. Olweus)


Report a Bully

Classified Employee of the Year - Ninski Menchavez


Crossing Guard Connie Donati is passing her stop sign to a new guard. She will retire at the end of this school year after keeping Tincher students safe for 22 years!

Thank you Crossing Guard Donati

Oracle Series Author Visit

Tincher students in grades 3-8 have been selected to receive an author's visit from CW Trisef, author of the Oracle Series.  The visit is on the 26th and students may pre-order books that the author will sign after the presentation.  Order form and author's biography are attached.



Book 5 Order Form - 2016 05 26 Tincher Preparatory.pdf

Thank you Masonic Lodge for the donation of $100.00 and books for our school library.

Thank You Masonic Lodge

VIPS make Tincher a better place - Congratulations May-Wah Chu

VIP of the Year May-Wah Chu

Order your yearbook online

If you would like to order your yearbook at pre-sale prices ($25.00) you may do so by clicking the following link:


The pay code is 78786.  You will need to select your child's grade and teacher.  Pre-sale finishes on April 25, 2016.

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Tincher's Jeopardy Champion

Tincher's Jeopardy Champion

Preparing for CCSS

New grade-level brochures about Common Core are available online .  These "Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures" are provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education.  Please follow the link:



Pre-School Registration

Pre-School Parents, please take a moment to read the Pre-School Flyer for important information about registering your child for our pre-school program.


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

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

Gearing Up for College!

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

Long Beach College Promise $250.00 Scholarship Winner

Attendance Guidelines

Please see the attached documents regarding attendance requirements/guidelines.

Attendance Parent Notification Final-Updated 7-15.pdf    English

Spanish-Attendance Parent Notification-Updated 7-15 .pdf

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:

Pam Nelson

Amy Culwell

Darin Case

Rita Wahl

Courtney Day Claverie

Tincher's Highlights from "STEAMing our Way to College" Night, April 28th

Robotics Team Takes 3rd and 5th Place in Robobowl!

Tincher News




There will be no school on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.


Students should return to school on Tuesday, May 31st, at their regularly scheduled time.


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Este lunes 30 de mayo del 2016, se celebra el Día de los Caídos, por lo tanto, no habrá clases.


Todos nuestros alumnos deben regresar para reanudar nuestro horario normal de clases, el martes 31 de mayo del 2016.

Tincher Preparatory Elem School
Spring School Pictures

If you have already ordered your portraits, thank you! 

If you are still waiting for your spring portraits they will be arriving soon.

When you get your spring portraits, please select your favorites and order online!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
    • Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your portrait package insert.
      • Select which sheets you want to purchase and pay online.
        • Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.


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Your spring portraits have shipped!
Your portraits will be coming home with your child soon.

When you receive your portraits, select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
    • Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your portrait package insert.
    • Select which sheets you want to purchase and pay online,
    • Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.
Looking for parent volunteers/participants at the Wrigley River Run on June 11th.  The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation (hosts of event) will grant Tincher PTA a minimum of  $500 if Tincher can provide 20 volunteers to help out at the local race.  Volunteers are needed  from 5:45 am - to approx 10am on day of event to provide support for the racers.  This is a great community event!  If interested please contact Tincher parent Suzanne Mapes  (suzphoto@yahoo.com). You can find out more information by going to www.wrigleyriverrun.com

Don't miss out getting your yearbook!


Pre-order now - April 29th - $25

May 2nd - May 31st - $30


Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms on Monday, June 13th.


Missed out on pre-orders? Any remaining yearbooks will be for sale before and after school at the main office after June 13th.




Gently Used Uniforms


**Please bring in the uniforms clean***


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



Foundational Reading Skills

Please see Functional Reading Skills English or Foundational Reading Skills Spanish for important resources to use at home.  These resources are primarily for grades K-2.

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:

Ji Ji Home Code    Ji Ji Homework Letter   Ji Ji Tablet Home (ipads and tablets)   The next link will take you directly to ST Math (click on JiJi)


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


Medication Forms

As you plan for the coming school year, please remember a physician approved medication form must be on file for all student medications.  The required forms are available below:

Medication Form - English

Medication Form - Spanish

Medication - Permission to Carry