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:


9/27      10/25    11/15    12/13    1/24      2/21      3/21      4/25

Student Google Login

In order to login to your student gmail from home, please use the following:

student ID@student.lbschools.net. Once you are there, use your password to finalize the login.

Safe Place to Learn Act, Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice, and Title IX Frequently Asked Questions

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

Tobacco Policies

8th grade parents - High School Choice

Dear 8th grade parents,

if you require assistance completing the High School Choice application, the Counselor will be available Monday December 11th from 8 AM - 10 AM in the Library to assist you.  Please know which high school and/or program your child has selected. Deadline to complete this process is December 20th.  Please see these How To documents HS Choice Application - How To or Spanish-HS Application or watch the short video High School Choice 2017

PTA Fundraiser at John's Hamburgers

PTA Fundraiser at John's Hamburgers

Author's Day at Tincher

Author Steve Fawley, author of Something Amazing, and our new muralist, presented at our recent Author's Day.

High School Choice - 8th grade



Please see above link for important high school registration.  Call the High School Choice office at (562) 997-8306 with questions.

Yearbook Pre-Sale

Hello Tincher Parents:

The first pre-sale for our yearbooks starts now.  These prices are good until December 20, 2017.  $20 softcover   $25 hardcover  You may pay online at ybpay.lifetouch.com or send checks payable to Tincher Preparatory no later than 12/20/17  Please contact Yearbook Advisor at kstubblefield@lbschools.net with any questions.

Tincher News


Good afternoon eighth grade families,


We hope you had the opportunity to attend and learn about our high schools during the “explore” phase of the School of Choice process this year.


Tomorrow, at approximately 9:00am, our School of Choice application will open for all active/registered eighth grade students via ParentVue. Your middle or K8 school and Team High School Choice will be ready to assist families in navigating and completing the application in a variety of ways.


Reminder: All families need to complete an application for high school through ParentVue.


Middle/K8 School Support:

Select staff at your current school site have been trained and will be able to assist you, if needed. Please call the office or review the school's School Loop homepage to find out what dates and times you may visit.



Parents with questions or those needing assistance can call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306 and leave a message for us to return the call. We will return all calls as quickly as possible, and please keep in mind that there is no benefit to completing the application first. As long as the application is completed in the system by 11:59pm on December 20, 2017, it will be considered on time.


In Office:

We welcome parents that would like assistance with the application to drop in to our office at 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810, on the third floor. We are able to assist families anytime from 9:00am through 4:30pm, on any business day of the application window.


Instructional Videos:

Our team has updated our instructional videos and they are now featured at the very top of our website: http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/School_Choice/hs_choice.cfm


Videos are available in English, Spanish, and Khmer, and are about six minutes in length. While I understand that many parents will forego this step, taking a few minutes out of the day to watch one helps to answer many questions parents have about the application itself.


Parents who successfully complete the application and certify their choices receive a confirmation document, sent to their registered email address. If a parent does not receive the document within 30 minutes, we encourage them to check their junk or spam folders first, and if it isn’t there, to call the Helpline. This is the timestamped proof of pathway selection, what ranking each pathway is at, and that the application was submitted on time.


Important links for parents to have access to over the next few weeks are:


HS Choice website: http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/School_Choice/hs_choice.cfm


ParentVue login page: https://parentlbusd.lbschools.net/Login_Parent_PXP.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True


We have had record numbers of families participate in our events this year, and we thank you. It speaks volumes to your commitment and involvement in your student's education. Our high schools look forward to your partnership in fall of 2018.


We wish you all a restful Winter Break and the happiest of holiday seasons.

Team High School Choice


Resources for Families Lacking Internet or Computer Access


For qualifying families who lack Internet or computer access, the attached flier provides information about low-cost resources that are available.


Recursos para las familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora


Para familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora, el volante adjunto proporciona información acerca de recursos de bajo costo que están disponibles.


Membership Meeting Agenda

November 14th, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. in School Cafeteria


Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance by Scout members of Pack 206 (Micah Claverie, Aiden Marshall, Dylan Bomersback & Joey Bartel)

Approval of Minutes | September 12, 2017

Financial Report by Treasurer Scott Gravois

Membership Update by Chair Mariam Torres

Committee Needs by Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Tenny


Superintendent’s Monthly Forum Review by

Tincher Parent Reps Rita Wahl & Marisa Lopez


Budget Amendment’s

Add - Best Friends Club - $250.00  |  Token Store – Increase to $1800.00 (As last year’s budget)

Dad’s Donut Day – Increase to $700.00 | Mom’s Donut Day Increase to $700.00



Event Wrap Ups

Ways & Means Diana Marshall - Fit Fest,

Dine Out Night’s (Ruby’s & Chipotle) & Square 1 Art

Trunk or Treat Chair Jessica Drew - Recap

Reflections Chair Bridget Sramek – Reflections recap/update


Release of Funds

MS Honor Roll Ice Cream Social | $150.00

Dad’s Donuts | $700.00

Token Store | $1000.00

Holiday Movie Night | $500.00

  8th Grade (4) Benches $1500.00 – Tabled last meeting…waiting for install quote from district.


Events/Programs for 1st Semester

Joe Jost’s Dine Out (Thurs., 11/16 - 4-11pm 20%)

Ice Bars | Meet the Masters | Dads Donuts (Fri., 12/01)

 John’s Burgers Dine Out (Thurs., 12/07 – All day 25%)

Token Store| Book Fair

Family Craft Night & Movie (Fri., 12/15-6 -8:00pm)

Watch Dogs | VIPS | Box Tops | Shoparoo | Valet Program


New Business

Corporate/Family Banner Sponsorship of Student Art for playground fund


Next PTA meeting:  Tuesday, January 9th | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

(Special guest speaker Cathy Coy – Emergency Preparedness 6:35-6:55pm)






Friday, December 1


Friday, December 1, 2017


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 **


Friday, Dec 1          Spirit Assembly, Grassy Area, 9:00 a.m.


Friday, Dec 1   Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Room 21


Sat, Dec 2              Boys’ Track at Lakewood High School, 7:30 a.m.


Tues, Dec 5            Girls’ Basketball vs. Newcomb at Newcomb, 4:30 p.m.


Wed, Dec 6             Kinder Centennial Farm Field Trip, 9:10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Thurs, Dec 7           Girls’ Basketball vs Gompers at Stanford, 4:30 p.m.


Sat, Dec 9              Boys’ Track at Lakewood High School, 7:30 a.m.


Mon-Fri, Dec 11-15 Book Fair


Tues, Dec 12          Girls’ Basketball Semi-Finals, TBA


Thurs, Dec 14         Boys’ Track City Championships at Lakewood High School, 4:30 p.m.


Friday, Dec 15           PTA Holiday Family Craft Night and Movie, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Sat, Dec 16             Girls’ Basketball Finals at Millikan High School at 9:00 a.m.


Wed, Dec 20           Elem Instrumental Music Concert, Beg Violin Gr 3, 4, & 5. Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.


Wed, Dec 20           Elem Instrumental Music Concert, Inter Violin Gr 4 & 5, Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.


Wed, Dec 20           Elem Instrumental Music Concert, Advance Violin/Beg Winds Gr 5, Aud. at 7:00p.m.


Friday, December 22

Friday, December 22, 2017

All Students – Wear Your Holiday Best

(No jeans, no ripped clothing) - Free Dress Day!

Minimum Day for Grades 1-8.  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.

Playground closes at 2:30 p.m.

School policy for appropriate dress applies!



Friday, December 22


In celebration of the holidays, the last day of school will be Friday, December 22nd.


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 22nd will be donated to the Goodwill.  


Uniform Donation

Donation of gently used school uniforms.  Please bring in the uniforms clean.


Monday, December 25 – Jan 5, 2018             Winter Break – No School


Monday, January 8, 2018

School will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.



Estimados padres de familia o tutores:




Viernes, 1 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.


Viernes, 1 de diciembre:   

Charlando con Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Aula 21


Viernes, 15 de diciembre:

Velada de película decembrina  y de artesanías con nuestro PTA


Viernes, 22 de diciembre:

Para celebrar nuestras vacaciones, el último día de clases  será el viernes, 22 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 – Dia de Vestimenta libre. íPorten su mejor atuendo decembrino!

Le pedimos observen las reglas de vestimenta


Objetos perdidos

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 22 de diciembre. 


Donación de uniformes

Agradecemos sus docnaciones de uniformes limpios y en buen estado.


Lunes, 25 de diciembre al viernes 5 de enero del 2018                Vacaciones de Invierno


Lunes, 8 de enero  del 2018

Lunes, 8 de enero del 2018, día de regreso a clases.



Directora, Rosemary M. Sissons





Gently Used Uniforms


**Please bring in the uniforms clean***


October 2017


This year Tincher PTA is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! As of October 2017, we now have 25 active participants and a little under $50.00 raised so far!   Last year we had 8 active participants and raised $137.00 from September 16’ – September 17’.  With a little under 800 students you can see how the funds can quickly add up.  Our goal is to reach at least 100 participants (we can do it!) to add to our playground equipment fund.  Shoparoo is a great opportunity for us to really make a difference!


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila! Just shop, snap, earn!


Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select Tincher Preparatory School from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts with camera on app - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!


There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school.  Please check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!



Thank you for your support!


Yvette Bombersback

Tincher PTA Team President, 2017-2018



On Friday, September 15, 2017, Tincher Preparatory K-8 School had an exciting  spirit assembly.  The PTA organized a huge flash mob of parents and school staff dancing their hearts out to get students excited for the big FITFEST event. The adults worked hard and moved to the sounds of Uptown Funk.   Last year, Tincher Preparatory School raised $20,000 during the all-morning FITFEST event where kids could get healthy by moving and trying out different sports. This year’s goal is to raise even more money for school programs. This year’s event includes soccer, water polo drills, capoeira, and many more.  October 18th is the day to be alive for the big FITFEST event!

  • Written by  Julissa, 8th grade Journalism Student


Summer Shopping - Outerwear

Please see the attached 'outerwear guidelines' as you plan your Back To School uniform purchases for the fall.  Outerwear Reminder

Whooping it up at the Book Fair


Mrs. Sissons and P.T.A. Volunteers Yvette Bomersback, Christine Ezroj and Diana Marshall “campin’ out” at the Book Fair.


Tincher Preparatory School Team Wins Annual RoboBowl

Tincher Team Wins Annual RoboBowl


Teams from Tincher Preparatory School won first and second place in the recent RoboBowl at McBride High School, where students from local middle schools learned about science, technology, engineering and math while showing off their robotics projects.


A team from Hughes Middle School won third place, and a team from Hamilton Middle School took fourth. At the RoboBowl, each school’s robotics club participates in the competition, which gives students a chance to test their robot designs before attending official VEX Robotics events in the fall. Since the  RoboBowl’s inception the event has been a partnership with Leadership Long Beach with the aim of advancing STEM education throughout the school district.


Students on the winning Tincher teams were Olivia Hibson, Lucy Boucher, Anahi Bedoy, Kayla Maguire, Emma Halal and Ashley Phaingdy. The robotics coordinator at Tincher is teacher Deborah Drab.


Lindsey Academy won the Engineering Notebook Award, while Keller Middle School earned the event’s Spirit Award.



Soccer Stars

Tincher’s Girls Soccer Team before the Division II All City Championship game.


Wax Museum

Mrs. Undlin and student Kiara Akbar at the Living Wax Museum. 

Exceptional 6th Grader

Mrs. Sissons and 6th Grade Student Brandon celebrating his award from the Council for Exception Children at Ecco’s Pizza.

Tincher Makes the Honor Roll

Business Group Lauds 16 LBUSD Schools


Tincher was one of sixteen schools in the Long Beach Unified School District that was listed on the newest Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll for academic excellence and reducing achievement gaps among student populations. Read more at Tincher Honor Roll

SSC Elections 2017-2018

We will be holding SSC elections for three parents to serve a 2-year term on the Council starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Interested parents should submit a short biography outlining their interest and qualifications no later than May 11th to Tim Schugt, Facilitator, at tschugt@lbschools.net  Elections will be held at Open House on May 25th.

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) Spanish

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) Spanish

It's a 4PEAT!!!! The Tincher Girls Basketball team became Division II All City Champs for the 4th year in a row. Gooooo Tigers!

It's a 4PEAT!!!! The Tincher Girls Basketball team became Division II All City 
Champs for the 4th year in a row. Gooooo Tigers!

Tincher Beautification Project

Congratulations to Maria Guerrero 2016-17 Tincher VIPS of the Year!

Congratulations to Maria Guerrero 2016-17 Tincher VIPS of the Year!

Santa and his PTA elves Jennifer Gravois, Bridget Sramek, Scott Gravois, Jessica Drew making Tincher's youngest students' holiday dreams come true!

Santa and his PTA elves Jennifer Gravois, Bridget Sramek, Scott Gravois, 
Jessica Drew making Tincher's youngest students' holiday dreams come true!

Ms. Brady's 6th grade ELA students working collaboratively on our new Chromebooks

Mrs. Brady's 6th grade ELA students working collaboratively on our new 

B.A.R.K. Dog, Guinness, dressed for Halloween. Our young students love reading out loud to Guinness.

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 Crossing Guard Donati

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

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:



Congratulations Tincher - We are now a Kindness Certified School


Tincher: Kindness Certified

Read about Tincher's designation as 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

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

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

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

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.


Permission Slip and Waiver Form - Athletic 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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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