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

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


Important Parent Information Below

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.

Dear Parents/Guardians of Sixth & Seventh Grade Students:


Our last middle school dance for 6th and 7th grade students will be on Friday, May 27, 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 third quarter report card.


Parent Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at the school dance. We need help with:


1) Food Service / Sales: 2:30-4:30 (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.


Anti-Bullying Parent Training

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tincher Library


We will present an overview of bullying and bullying prevention efforts at Tincher as well as tips for parents and ways you can help your child.


For Current 5th, 6th, & 7th Grade

Application Deadline is May 16, 2016

Contact: Ben Louie at blouie@usc.edu

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

It's almost time for our spring book fair. The book fair will be open from Friday May 20th through Thursday May 26th. Below is a link for volunteers. If you are able to volunteer to work at the book fair please sign up below.





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A special way for moms and the significant women in Tincher’s kids’ lives to spend the morning together.

Friday, May 6, 2016

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


Parking will be available on the intermediate playground.



Una manera especial para mamás y las mujeres significativas

en las vidas de los niños de Tincher para tomar la mañana juntos.


Viernes, El 6 de mayo de 2016

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Estacionamiento estará disponible en el campo de juegos intermedio


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