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

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

SSC Meeting

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

Gearing Up for College!

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

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


We need volunteers for this Friday’s (2/12) Middle School Dance:

  1. Food Sales: 2:30-4:30 (2 hrs.)
  2. Clean-up: 4:30-5:00 (1/2 hr.)

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 lunchStudents 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 maximovasquez@lbschools.net 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 kredness83@gmail.com.



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









1299 E. 32nd Street, Room 10, Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 997-0632     FAX: (562) 997-0413

Email:  lulmer@lbschools.net




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2015 - 2016














DATE                                       VISITOR                      HOME TEAM                            LOCATION                   TIME   


Thurs. Jan 21




















Thurs. Jan 28














Thurs. Feb 4













Thurs. Feb 11













Thurs. Feb 18


















































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.       


  1. Each League will send 2 representatives to the Playoffs.


2)   The League Champion from each League will face the 2nd place team from the opposing

  league. Higher seed hosts semi-final game.


  1. If there is a tie for either of the top 2 positions, it will be determined by head to head competition.


  1. If a tie remains, it will be determined by total number of points allowed between/among the tied teams (least allowed).


  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 19, 2016                                Tincher Tribute Assemblies – 9:15 Gr. 1, 10:15 K, 2:30 Gr. 2

April 20, 2016                              Tincher Tribute Assemblies – 9:15 Gr.3, 10:00 Gr.4, 2:30 Gr. 5

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 , 10:00 11:15 a.m. Gr 5

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


1/5/16, mvl



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.


Like us on Facebook: Tincher PTA



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