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.
School SIte Council
The SSC meetings for the year are scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:30 PM in Room 21 on the following days:
Please note the date change for November.
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
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8th Grade Activities
Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians:
The end of the year is rapidly approaching and there are several special activities planned for our eighth graders as they finish their middle school ...more
Ms. Brady's 6th grade ELA students working collaboratively on our new Chromebooks
B.A.R.K. Dog, Guinness, dressed for Halloween. Our young students love reading out loud to Guinness.
Most Inspiring Student
Mrs. Sissons and Tincher's Most Inspiring Student, Jalen Hicks, celebrating his accomplishments at the Long Beach Hilton.
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 Masonic Lodge for the donation of $100.00 and books for our school library.
VIPS make Tincher a better place - Congratulations May-Wah Chu
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 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
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
Please see the attached documents regarding attendance requirements/guidelines.
Robotics Team Takes 3rd and 5th Place in Robobowl!
Attached is an order form for the Tincher zip up sweatshirt. The sweatshirts are $25.00 each, cash or check (payable to Tincher PTA).
Good Afternoon 8th Grade Families,
Tomorrow, beginning at 9:00am, the High School Choice application will be available via ParentVue for families to be able to complete for consideration for the 11 high schools and 46 pathways, district-wide.
Any family that does not complete the Application for High School Choice prior to 11:59pm on 12/21/16, will be considered late and will be processed after all on-time applicants have been completed.
If you have any questions, please see your Middle School or K8 Office, visit the High School Choice Office (located on the third floor of 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, 90810) between 8:00am and 4:20pm, daily, or call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.
Dear Parent(s) and Guardians(s):
Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Simply put, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.
We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.
Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal
Dear Parents and/or Guardians of Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students:
Our next middle school dance for all 6th/7th/8th graders will be on Friday, December 9, 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 first quarter report card.
Parent Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at the school dance. We need help with:
1) Food Service / Sales: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 hrs.)
2) Clean Up: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (30 Min.)
Please contact Laura Schwarzkopf at email@example.com or by phone at (562) 493-2636 ext: 222 to sign-up. Thank you.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR DECEMBER 2016
Friday, December 2
Dad’s Donut Day! Please meet in the cafeteria anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. for coffee and a donut. Quantities are limited to one doughnut per person.
Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Room 21
Friday, December 9 Middle School Dance, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PTA Holiday Movie and Craft Night
Friday, December 16 Tincher Token Store
Friday, December 23
In celebration of the holidays, the last day of school will be Friday, December 23rd.
Minimum day for Grades 1-8 with dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
TK & Kindergarten Early Bird will remain the same (9:00a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)
TK & Kindergarten Late Bird will come from 10:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
The after-school playground will close at 2:30 p.m.
All Students – Wear Your Holiday Best - Free Dress Day!
School policy for appropriate dress applies!
Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.
Lost and Found
Please stop by the lost and found rack at the ball shed to look for missing jackets and sweatshirts. Check the office for lost eye glasses. Any items left on/after December 23rd will be donated to the Goodwill.
Donation of gently used school uniforms. Please bring in the uniforms clean.
Monday, December 26 – Jan 6, 2017 Winter Break – No School
Monday, January 9, 2017
School will resume on Monday, January 9, 2017.
Mrs. Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal
Estimados padres de familia o tutores:
LA SIGUIENTE ES UNA LISTA DE FECHAS IMPORTANTES DEL MES DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016
Viernes, 2 de diciembre:
¡DÍA DE DONAS CON PAPÁ! La reunión será en la cafeteria a partir de las 7:45 a.m. a las 8:45 a.m. para tomar juntos una taza de café y acompañarla con una rica rosquilla o dona. La cantidad está limitada a una por persona por favor.
Charlando con Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Aula 21
Viernes, 9 de diciembre: Baile de nuestra secundaria de 3 p.m. a 4:30 p.m.
Velada de película decembrina y de artesanías con nuestro PTA
Viernes, 16 de diciembre: Tienda de Fichas de Tincher
Viernes, 23 de diciembre:
Para celebrar nuestras vacaciones, el último día de clases será el viernes, 23 de diciembre.
Día mínimo para los grados del 1o. Al 8o. por lo que las salida será a las 2:00 p.m.
El horario matutino de los alumnos de TK & Kindergarten permanecerá sin cambio (9:00a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)
El horario vestpertino de los alumnos de TK & Kindergarten será de 10:10 a.m. a las 2:10 p.m.
El patio de recreo cerrará a las 2:30 p.m.
Todos los alumnos de Tincher – íPorten su mejor atuendo decembrino!
Le pedimos observen las reglas de vestimenta
Pep Rally de Secundaria 12:00 p.m.
Si su hijo(a) ha perdido su sudadera, chamarra o alguna otra prenda por favor pase por cobertizo de pelota o pase a la dirección si perdió sus lentes o algún otro objeto pequeño. Todo aquel objeto que se quede sin dueño será parte de nuestra donación al Goodwill después del 23 de diciembre.
Donación de uniformes
Agradecemos sus docnaciones de uniformes limpios y en buen estado.
Lunes, 26 de diciembre al viernes 6 de enero del 2017 Vacaciones de Invierno
Lunes, 9 de enero del 2017
Lunes, 9 de enero del 2017, día de regreso a clases.
Directora, Rosemary M. Sissons
5th Grade Parent Information Night
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library
Information will include:
November 29, 2016 Meet the Masters
December 2, 2016 Dad’s Donut Morning – 7:45-8:55 Cafeteria
December 2, 2016 Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Room 21
December 9, 2016 Middle School Dance (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
December 9, 2016 Holiday Movie Night PTA 5:30-8:00 pm, Aud/Cafeteria
December 16, 2016 Tincher Token Store
December 23, 2016 Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.
December 23, 2016 Minimum Day
December 26 – Jan 6, 2017 Winter Break – No School
January 10, 2017 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
January 11, 2017 Character Ed. Breakfast – Citizenship, Cafeteria, 8:15 a.m.
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Holiday, No School
January 17, 2017 CEP Common Core Math Camp Part I, Room 21, 5:30-7:30
January 18, 2017 Winter Concert Chorus Grades 4-8 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 19, 2017 Winter Violin Concert Grades 3& 4 at 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 20, 2017 Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 Room 21
January 23, 2017 Geography Bee
January 24, 2017 Meet the Masters
January 24, 2017 CEP Common Core Math Camp Part I, Room 21, 5:30-7:30
January 25, 2017 Gr. 5th Beginning Winds & Advanced Violin, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 26, 2017 MS Orchestra Grades 6-8, 6:00 p.m. Auditorium
January 26, 2017 MS Bands Grades 6-8, 7:15 p.m. Auditorium
January 27, 2017 Fall Semester Ends
January 27, 2017 End of Q2 for Middle School
January 30, 2017 Spring Semester Begins
January 30, 2017 Elem Music Picture Day
January 30-Feb. 3, 2017 Counselor’s Week
January 31, 2017 Middle School Music Picture Day
February 3, 2017 Character Ed. Breakfast – Fairness 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
February 7, 2017 Fall Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home
February 10, 2017 Fall Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
February 13, 2017 Lincoln’s Holiday – No School
February 14, 2017 Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 3, 10:00 Grade 4, 2:00 Grade 5
February 15, 2017 Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 1, 2:00 Grade 2
February 20, 2017 Washington’s Day – No School
February 22, 2017 Tincher Tributes –1:27 p.m. Grade 6, Auditorium
February 22, 2017 Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s, PCH
February 23, 2017 Tincher Tributes – 1:27 p.m.Grade 7, Auditorium
February 24, 2017 Tincher Tributes – 1:27 p.m.Grade 8, Auditorium
March 1, 2017 MS Music Classes to Disneyland, All Day
March 2, 2017 Elementary Class Photos-CDC/TK/K-5 (Uniforms)
March 2, 2017 Middle School Panoramic Photo (Uniforms)
March 3, 2017 Character Ed. Breakfast – Respect 8:15, Cafeteria
March 7-8, 2017 Elem Parent Conferences for Selected Students – Minimum Day
March 12, 2017 Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 14, 2017 Meet the Masters
March 15, 2017 Career Day, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
March 22, 2017 Promotion Pictures K/5th/8th (Free Dress)
March 31, 2017 Family Picnic Lunch on the Lawn
April 4, 2017 Third Quarter Ends
April 5, 2017 Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s, PCH
April 7, 2016 1st Annual Family Dance, 6-8 Cafeteria
April 6, 2017 Character Ed. Breakfast – Trustworthiness 8:15, Cafeteria
April 11, 2017 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
April 12, 2017 Picture Day Elem/MS Spring Photos (Free Dress)
April 13, 2017 Quarter 3 MS Report Cards Mailed Home
April 13, 2017 Earth Day
April 13, 2017 Quarter 3 Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
April 14-21, 2017 Spring Break – No School
April 28, 2017 VIPS Breakfast, Teacher’s Lounge, 8:00am-9:00am
April 28, 2017 Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m., Room 21
May 2, 2017 Staff Appreciation Day
May 2, 2017 Meet the Masters
May 5, 2017 6th & 7th Dance, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 9, 2017 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
May 11, 2017 Mom’s Donut Morning – 8:00 a.m.
May 15-19, 2017 Classified Week
May 18, 2017 Middle School Band & Orchestra Grades 6-8 on the Green, 6:00 pm
May 19, 2017 Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.
May 22-26, 2017 Public Schools Week (May 25-Minimum Day)
May 23, 2017 Middle School Sports Evening, 6:00-7:00, Auditorium
May 25, 2017 Open House Night, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Holiday – No School
May 30, 2017 Chorus Elementary & Middle School, Auditorium 6:00 p.m.
May 31, 2017 MS Sports Banquet, The Grand, 6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
May 31, 2017 Beginning Violin Grades 3, 4, & 5 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
June 1, 2017 Gr 5 Beg Winds & Ad Violi, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
June 2, 2017 Character Ed. Breakfast – Responsibility, 8:15 Cafeteria
June 7, 2017 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr.1, 10:15 Kinder
June 9, 2017 Tincher Token Store
June 9, 2017 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr. 2 / 10:00 Gr.3
June 9, 2017 8th Gr Dance, 3:00–5:00 pm, Los Altos United Methodist Church
June 12, 2017 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 9:15 Gr 4 , 11:15 a.m. Gr 5
June 12-15, 2017 Early Bird Schedule for Kindergarten, 9:00-12:20
June 13, 2017 5th Grade Promotion, 9:30 a.m.
June 13, 2017 Spring Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
June 13, 2017 Tincher Tribute Assemblies 1:30 Gr 6, 2:30 Gr 7
June 13, 2017 8th Grade Evening of Excellence, Auditorium - 6:00 p.m.
June 13, 2017 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
June 14, 2017 5th Gr Picnic, Stevely Park, 9:00-2:00
June 14, 2017 2nd Gr Picnic, El Dorado
June 14, 2017 Kindergarten Promotional, 10:00 a.m.
June 14, 2017 8th Grade to CSULB 10:00-1:00
June 15, 2017 Spring Semester Ends
June 15, 2017 8th Grade Promotional 9:30 a.m.
June 15, 2017 Tri III Achievement Reports to Home
June 15, 2017 Elementary Achievement Reports to Home
June 15, 2017 Last Day of School – Minimum Day Release
June 16, 2017 Last Day for Teachers
June 16, 2017 Spring Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home
June 19, 2017 Final Report cards home for Middle School
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
Permission Slip and Waiver Form - Athletic Tryouts
All Middle School students who would like to participate in a sport must have their parents fill out the attached form before attending tryouts. Click on the link below to print and complete the permission slip and waiver form – athletic tryouts.pdf before attending tryouts.
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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