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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Nov. 16, 2018                                                                                                                           Vol 15

Virginia Stewart

 

Our sincerest condolences go out to all of the families who have been affected by these horrific fires both in Northern and Southern California. Words cannot express how sad we are for those that have lost their love ones and/or their homes from these horrendous fires.

 

We do understand there has been a lot of concern with our students staying in school with this poor air quality this week. We have had the students inside all day and are constantly monitoring any air quality changes. When students came to the office with any respiratory complaints parents were immediately notified. We received the following letter from the TUSD Superintendent (see below) that we would like to share with all of our parents.

 

We certainly hope to see improvement soon and wish you all a very safe, restful and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The recent fires have created a challenging situation for our district and others.  Because of rapidly changing conditions, we have been monitoring the air quality by the hour and communicating as needed to the school sites.  We have thoughtfully considered whether or not we should be closing schools at this time.  Believing that the Tracy community consists of a high percentage of parents who commute to work, we have determined that it is best to keep schools in session at this time.  It is in the best interest of our students to be supervised at school rather than left alone at home because parents are unable to find daycare on short notice.  Keeping students in a classroom is likely the same health wise as if the student stayed home.  None of these decisions are easy but we are trying to make the best decision for our students.

 

Communication has been shared with your site administration requesting that students stay indoors as much as possible today.  Your assistance in making this happen is much appreciated.  We have checked with Banta, Jefferson and Lammersville School Districts and they are open today, keeping students indoors.  It is probable that tomorrow we will find ourselves in a similar position where we will be keeping students indoors.

 

If you have any questions that I can help with, please do not hesitate to contact me or Rob Pecot, Director of Student Services.

 

Thank you,

 

Brian Stephens, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Tracy Unified School District

Phone: (209) 830-3201

Fax:     (209) 830-3204

mailto: bstephens@tusd.net

 

 

IMPORTANT INFO

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays…  Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

New Trimester  – Tardies

Just a reminder if your student arrives late more than 5 times each trimester (must arrive prior to the start of PCS Unity – 8:13am or DCS Unity – 7:55am) a meeting will be set up to place these students on an attendance contract. If tardies continue, these students will lose their priority as a Tracy Learning Center student.

 

 

 Parents Club Update

 

Next PEP Mtg Dec. 19, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

 

Lunch Menu – Week Nov. 26 – 30

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Steak Burrito

Wed- Turkey or PBJ Sandwich

Thurs – Chicken Patti Sandwich

Fri – Beef Hot Dog

TK

This week in TK, we learned all about Thanksgiving! We went on a hunt around our classroom for images of: a turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, pie, and all sorts of other foods that you’d find during a thanksgiving feast. We also created a place-mat and each made pilgrim hats to wear during the feast. Plus, we listened to many holiday-themed stories, and learned about the first feast between the Pilgrims and Indians. Finally, we had a great big Circle Time discussion about all of the things that we are thankful for. Family, friends, food, and pets were among some of our answers.

PCS

Initial Phase

Teachers had such a wonderful time meeting with all of our awesome P2 families at conferences this week! We always love getting the opportunity to tell you how great your kids are! We are so thankful to have such kind and supportive families in our class this year! We hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving break and is able to take the time to relax and have fun spending time with family and friends. Teachers and students are very excited about our new project. Students will be decorating a house with Christmas cheer! Look in your green folder for more detailed directions. Decorated houses will be due on Monday, November 26th. We will be displaying the houses in the hall!

PHASE ONE

Students had an exciting week in Phase One full of Fall activities. They were able to share what they are thankful for during class discussions and crafts. Below are a few of these crafts from the different classrooms:
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Each classroom in Phase One ended the week with a delicious fall feast. The students enjoyed a wide variety of food and pumpkin pie.
Thank you to those parents who were able to meet with us during conferences. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing break! We look forward to our return to school on Monday, November 26th.
Phase Two
We would like to wish all our families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  School will resume on Monday November 26th.

DCS

  • Thanksgiving Break begins 11/19-11/25
  • If you did not attend Parent Teacher Conferences, you will receive your students report cards in the mail

 

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It was great to meet with so many parents this week during conferences.  Teaching your students is a team effort.  We really do value communication and believe that this benefits us all.  To all our staff, students and parents we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to starting a fresh, new trimester on Monday November 26th.

 

 

 

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

This week each class has begun to study our first piece of artwork from the 1960’s –Jasper Johns Flag. Students learned about Johns methods to create this show stopping piece. All students will invoke Johns technique of using collage this Friday in their own attempt at artwork.

 

All classes are also finishing up Act Three of Hamlet.

 

Thank you to all of the parents who attended Parent Teacher Conferences this week!

 

Ernst:

This week is our parent/teacher/student conferences.  We really do appreciate seeing and talking to each of you about your student.  If you were not able to make it, your student’s report card will be mailed home.

Please remember for all 8th grade students, if you plan on attending Millennium High School, applications are due by November  30th in order to reserve your spot!

Any student who did not receive a passing grade in either SWO or Community Service, it is required that they complete both of those.  For 8th grade students, it is required that they have passed all of their SWOs and have all of their Community Service hours in order to participate in promotional activities.

From all of us at Discovery Charter School we hope you enjoy this holiday season.  School resumes Monday, November 26th

 

Technology:

This week the 7/8 Technology class is being introduced to internet safety and functions as well as taking their first typing test of the trimester.

 

Social Studies

To all the parents who were able to make it to Parent Teacher conferences, thank you! I know how hard it is to move things around busy work schedules to make it to these and it’s greatly appreciated! For those who were not able to come, thank you still for raising such great kids who make me proud to be their teacher! I appreciate all that you do for your children in order to make them better people for tomorrow 🙂

Votings Right Act has a huge impact on not only African Americans, but all groups of people in America! Students went back even further in time (1870s) to learn about the Jim Crow Laws to gain a better understanding of the impact the voting rights act had on African American communities in the south.

 

MHS

 

 

Our student council representative elections were last Tuesday, along with the elections across the country. Student council representatives are a liaison between the nest and Leadership. They meet with their nests to learn about the nests’ concerns and interests, then bring those ideas to Leadership so we can produce meaningful action and events to support and engage our student body. We are proud to announce that the Amur representatives are Taylor Norwood and Madison Piazza; Peregrine representatives are Amy Harrison Garcia and Ingrid Moshan Morales; Kestrel representatives are Taylor Gonser and Gianna Arganbright; and Saker representatives are Frank Ramirez and Michael Morri.

 

Winter Formal will be held at the current Millennium campus (the Corrall Hollow site) under the heated white tent on Friday, December 7th. The dance will be from 7:30-10:30. Tickets are $15 for individuals and $20 for couples. Formal or semi-formal attire is expected. Tickets go on sale when we return from break.

 

Winter Formal will be held at the current Millennium campus (the Corrall Hollow site) under the heated white tent on Friday, December 7th. The dance will be from 7:30-10:30. Tickets are $15 for individuals and $20 for couples. Formal or semi-formal attire is expected. Tickets go on sale when we return from break.

 

 

Mr. Vieira is collecting donations on behalf of Dutch Brothers Coffee for the people who have been affected by the California wildfires. Mr. Vieira will be matching the total amount of donations that students and staff bring in. Dutch Bros will then match up to $150,000 donated as a company. Bring Donations to room C6 before or after school, or contact Mr. Vieira at avieira@tracylc.net. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

Spring College Early Start Registration

All CES Forms have been submitted to Delta!  Students will receive their forms back along with instructions on how to register when we return from Thanksgiving Break.  Students are not automatically in the class they chose – they must register online at www.deltacollege.edu!  Registration for our students will take place on Thursday, November 29th after 3:15pm.  They can register from any computer.

 

Attention Seniors: College Applications Due Soon!

UC and CSU Applications are due on November 30th!  Your counselors are happy to review any application before you submit, if you give us access by Wednesday 11/28.

Throughout the year, there are certain times when it seems that there is an abundance of community service.

opportunities.  With the holiday season around the corner, it is important to remember the true purpose of community service.  In the midst of a flurry of shopping, partying, and spending, it’s easy to forget about the multitude of people who are less fortunate.  Encourage your students to participate with non-profit organizations such as Brighter Christmas or help at a local senior center serving holiday dinners.           Parents, please stress the importance of reliability and follow through when your students sign up to volunteer.  We pride ourselves in having reliable, hardworking, and dedicated students volunteering and hope to maintain strong relationships in the community while students learn the value of being a good citizen.

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Hours are updated daily on the Aeries portal in your student’s gradebook. Please help us encourage your student to complete their hours and submit their forms to the Counseling office on a regular basis.  To date, our student body has volunteered over 77,000 hours in our community! Keep up the great work!

 

To sign-up for Brighter Christmas, please see the following link: https://www.justserve.org/projects/a8d80c7a-df73-4098-bfe7-2b7cea4defed

 

 

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TLC Charter Chatter: Thank you Veterans!

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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  Nov. 9, 2018                                                                                                                            Vol 14

Virginia Stewart

 

Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle and high school students were e-cigarette users in 2017 — far surpassing traditional combustible cigarettes.

JUUL, a popular vape device that comes in fun flavors, looks like a flash drive and can be charged in a USB port, is especially concerning. JUUL delivers high levels of nicotine, making the product extremely addictive. The company that makes and markets JUUL recently exceeded a $10 billion valuation faster than any company, including Facebook. JUUL sales now make up more than half of the e-cigarette market.

Last month the FDA announced that it will be cracking down not only on illegal sales of e-cigarettes to minors, but also the “kid-friendly marketing and appeal of these products” because “we see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion.”

Teachers, health professionals and parents are alarmed by this trend and trying to educate not only teens but also themselves, as it’s all still so new.

What is vaping?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by the heated nicotine liquid (often called “juice”) of an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette or e-cig), vape pen, or personal vaporizer. It’s also commonly called JUULing (pronounced jewel-ing).

What originated as a smoking cessation aid has quickly became a popular — and addictive — product in its own right. Sarper Taskiran, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, attributes the recent rise in popularity to packaging and advertising. “The teens are after innovation and they’re attracted by sleek design and ease of use,” he says. “They look like an Apple product.”

Although vaping companies emphatically deny that they are marketing to young people, critics note such features in their advertising as youthful images and colors, animation, actors who appear to be under 21, and suggestions that vaping makes you happier and improves your social status.

Although some of the health risks associated with vaping appear to be less severe than traditional combustible cigarettes (there’s no tar, for example), there are still risks.

Some known risks of vaping are:

  • E-cigarettes contain high levels of nicotine. According to the company’s website, the nicotine content of one JUULpod is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes.
  • Because of these high nicotine levels, vaping is extremely addictive — and teens are already more susceptible to addiction than adults because their brains are still developing, which makes them more likely to habituate to using drugs and alcohol.
  • Addiction can impact the ability to focus. Dr. Taskiran has observed this with the adolescents he works with, who report that vaping initially increases their alertness and attention, but then experience a decrease in attention span. One student, for example, was able to sit through practice ACT exams but after JUULing for six months “can’t sit still because she starts craving, can’t think of questions, and just starts fidgeting.”
  • E-cigarettes and similar devices contain carcinogenic compounds, and a recent study found significantly increased levels of carcinogens in the urine of teens who vape.
  • recent study found that vaping does, in fact, cause lung irritation akin to that seen in smokers and people with lung disease and causes damage to vital immune system cells.
  • Taskiran notes that vaping increases heart rate and blood pressure, so can increase circulatory problems. One teen he works with started vaping and found that his swim times dropped because he can no longer sustain the heart rate required for swimming.

Since they leave little odor,  e-cigarettes are particularly easy to hide and even use discreetly in public places, including school. Kids are also vaping marijuana at increasing rates, which brings its own health risks.

Why parents should be concerned

One problem with vaping is that teens hear that it’s not as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes and think there is no harm.  “They really think that they are mostly flavors and that they are inhaling a pleasant gas,” says Dr. Taskiran.

recent study of 12th graders found that kids who vaped (but were not previously smokers) were more than four times as likely to “move away from the perception of cigarettes as posing a great risk of harm.” The study and others like it have showed that teens who vape are much more likely to start smoking cigarettes.

The packaging does little to convey the risks. “They are very enticing the way they look. It’s not transparent at all. It says 5% nicotine, which sounds like nothing, so teens think 95% is water weight or vapor,” laments Dr. Taskiran.

Plus, he points out, smoking never stopped being cool. It’s still positively portrayed in movies, and JUUL in particular has re-branded it to make vaping an even cooler alternative. But vaping isn’t only for the cool kids — many teens are curious (with flavors like mango, cucumber and crème, who wouldn’t be?) and presented with the opportunity will give it a try.

Sarah, a mom of two in Ann Arbor, MI, was shocked to get a phone call the other day from her son’s middle school principal, requiring her to come get him immediately for “emergency removal and suspension.” He and two friends had been caught vaping on school grounds after school, and a passing parent took photos and sent them to the administration.

Though they didn’t find any devices on her son — a straight A student with no prior offenses — the school, like many others, is taking a hard stance. “The principal knows that vaping is common and shared that the businesses in downtown Ann Arbor are selling to teens without asking for IDs,” relayed Sarah. “However, she feels the need to let my son and his friends know that it’s a really, really big deal.”

At this school, students caught vaping have to sign behavior contracts, must attend a Teens Using Drugs Class, and cannot participate in any sports, clubs or special events for the rest of the year. If the kids had been across the street, not on school grounds, it would have been a different scenario. But the principal said that had they been in high school rather than middle school, she would have called the police.

Sarah remembers what it was like to be a teenager so doesn’t think trying it is that big of a deal, but is concerned about addiction. “Addiction runs in my family and I worry about my son. Of course, I worry about the damage that the chemicals can do to his lungs and body as well,” she says.

Although some places are tightening restrictions locally, kids can still go to a website, click a button that says they are at least 21 years old, and purchase online. “The majority of adolescents I see are purchasing JUUL from the Internet,” says Dr. Taskiran.

How to talk to kids about vaping

Dr. Taskiran advises parents to start by educating themselves, so they know what they’re talking about going in, and to take an inquisitive and curious approach to what their teen’s experience is. “The most important thing is keeping it as a dialogue,” he says.  “Declarative statements like ‘It’s bad for you’ just end the conversation.”

Dr. Taskiran recommends starting the conversation more generally by asking if a lot of kids at school vape. Once the conversation is initiated, you can slowly work up to asking things like, “What is your experience with that? What are the flavors like?” He also suggests getting a sense of what they know (or think they know) about the product, which gives you an opening to start educating them.

The silver lining of Sarah’s experience with her son is that he actually told his dad about the experience even before he knew he’d been caught. “They had a full one hour conversation about it after I was already asleep. He told my husband that he tried it for the first time and that it burned his throat and he didn’t like it.” She got the call from the principal the next morning before her son had a chance to tell her himself. “He’s a great kid and doesn’t really get in trouble except for talking in class because he’s bored. My goal has always been open communication and to keep him talking to us. He did!”

Of course, while parents need to educate themselves, the onus isn’t entirely on them. “Schools need to own this as well and provide educational strategies for both teachers and students,” says Dr. Taskiran. Prevention is a lot easier than treatment later on, he says, and notes that peer education can play a particularly important role.

If you are concerned that your child has become addicted there are plenty of treatment options. Dr. Taskiran recommends consulting with a clinician who is  well-versed in addiction treatments. “This is a true nicotine addiction,” he says. “People usually think this is different from cigarette use — but it can be more severe than cigarette use.”

 

 

 

 

Important Info –

 

Next School Holiday is Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays…  Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

New Trimester  – Tardies

Just a reminder if your student arrives late more than 5 times each trimester (must arrive prior to the start of PCS Unity – 8:13am or DCS Unity – 7:55am) a meeting will be set up to place these students on an attendance contract. If tardies continue, these students will lose their priority as a Tracy Learning Center student.

 

Homework Support Room

We won’t be having homework support next week (Nov. 12 – 16), due to teachers being out off on Monday and conferences. Parents were notified on Nov. 5, 2018 and were reminded on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018..

 

 

 
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 Parents Club Update

 

Next PEP Mtg Dec. 19, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

 

MHS Cheer Fundraiser

Millennium High School Cheerleading is selling  personalized Starbucks hot cups and cold tumblers.  These make awesome holiday gifts.
Please make checks payable to MHS Cheer.
We will be selling these through 12/05 so we can delivery prior to winter break.
Contact coachd74@yahoo.com for more info.

Please include your child’s name and room number on the order form.
** order form for each style of cup is below each flyer.

Printable Order Forms:

 

 

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PIE FUNDRAISER REMINDER:

Fundraiser ends Thursday, November 8th

 

The Pie Company will deliver the pies via freezer truck on Nov. 16 at our main site:

51 E. Beverly Pl. (next to the main office)

Pies must be picked up between 3:00-4:30

This is our only pick up day and time.

TLC cannot store orders that are not claimed before 4:30 on Nov. 16th.

All payments go inside the envelope.

Cash or check

Make checks payable to TLC or Tracy Learning Center.

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Nov. 12 – 16

Mon. – Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed- Turkey or PBJ Sandwich

Thurs – Corn Dog

Fri – Beef Hot Dogs

 

 

TK

Tuesday was election day in TK! We had many responsible students running for the title of TK Class President, and they each did a terrific job creating posters and developing speeches to impress their friends. The children in the running for class president demonstrate such qualities, as: kindness, an ability to listen to others, a willingness to problem solve, and a desire to lead their peers. Ultimately, Cameron  Johnson earned the title with the greatest number of votes by her peers.

PCS

Don’t forget that there will not be school this Monday, November 12th for Veterans Day. Enjoy your extra day off and we will see you back on Tuesday. Conferences are next week from Tuesday to Thursday. Everyone was assigned a date and time; if you are unsure of your time please email p2@tracylc.net.
After Thanksgiving Break (November 19th-23rd) we will start trimester two. If you would like to volunteer in our classroom for the second trimester please return the slip with your availability and be sure to be cleared with Ms. Kay in the office.
Phase One
This week in Phase One the students were able to wrap up their culture and diversity unit by presenting their cultural dolls. These projects looked AMAZING! We can tell the students put a lot of hard work into them. Great job Phase One! The students really enjoyed learning about the diversity within their own classrooms. Pictured below are a few of these incredible projects:
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Phase One has began singing Thanksgiving themed songs this week with our music teacher, Mrs. Watson. The students are really enjoying these festive songs.
We hope you enjoy your long weekend celebrating Veterans Day and the teachers are looking forward to parent/teacher conferences next week!
Phase 2 students completed their social studies group projects this week.  We also visited each other’s classrooms to admire each other’s work.  The teachers are very proud of how the first big project went and how hard everyone worked.  We saw Google slideshows, trifolds, typed paragraphs, posters, and hand-made artifacts.  Excellent work Phase 2!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences next week.  Please let us know if you are unable to attend.
Please check your child’s green folder today for information about our upcoming toy drive for the Oakland Children’s Hospital.  Thank you!  Have a great 3 day weekend, Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our TLC veterans.

DCS

 

Spelling Bee Competition

This week was the first of the county Academic Competitions.  Fourth through Eighth grade students competed to go on to the county round in December.  Luke Alger will be representing the 4th-6th Grade Division and Aurora Thompson will be representing the 7th-9th Grade Division. Below are the winners from all grade levels.

 

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The First Ever TLC Choir Concert Under-the-Stars

Mr. Dougherty’s High School Choir Class joined his DCS classes for a Concert Under the Stars.  It was a great evening full of awesome performances.  Below are some highlights.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to remember:

-Parent Teacher Conferences are next week!

-Thanksgiving Break begins November 19th

-There is no school November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day

 

**Congrats to this year’s 7th/8th Spelling Bee winner! 8th Grader Aurora Thompson

 

***And another Congrats to our Marching Band for Winning First Place in their division last weekend!

 

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

This week all classes round out their first trimester in language arts by taking a final. This will be the last assignment in their gradebook for the first trimester.

Beyond that, students have begun reading Act 3 of Hamlet and are continuing to illustrate the scenes in their very own Hamlet booklets.

 

Social Studies:

Students studied very hard this week to prepare for their vocabulary test they took on Wednesday. Students studied in groups playing heads up and their memory game, quizzing each other to make sure they aced their test! Next week students will finish up learning about the Great Society programs and dive into the Civil Rights Movement under President Johnson.

Test your Knowledge: Do you know any of these vocabulary words that our students just tested on?
-Civil Rights Act of 1964
-Voting Rights Act of 1964
-Filibuster
-Community Action Program

PE:

DCS PE is it’s first week of the “Family Life Unit!” For the next three weeks, Monday thru Thursday, Male & Female students will be in separate classes learning about the human body and why they are experiencing the natural “Growing Pains” and changes of  why their bodies, relationships and emotions are changing!!!

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!

 

Science:

Grades will be dropping for science this week. Please email with any questions regarding grades. Science Olympiad applications have all been received, and students will be notified of their acceptance to the team on Monday. PLEASE NOTE: this year we were only able to get one team registered due to popularity of the event this year. We have a second team on the waiting list. Only 15-18 students will be selected. If the second team is moved from the waitlist, most students will be selected.

 

 

MHS

 

Thank you to all who attended MHS’ 8th Grade Parent night! We had a great audience of families who were full of questions and personal experiences with the Tracy Learning Center.  Open enrollment is November 1 – November 30th. For more information and an application, please visit: www.tracylearningcenter.com

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We had an incredible group of Millennium students who toured UC Merced and Fresno State this week! Campus tours are a wonderful way for students to learn more about specific colleges, their programs, and opportunities while seeing firsthand the college environment before they apply. Spring field trips are already being planned, so keep an eye out for future announcements.

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Throughout the year, there are certain times when it seems that there is an abundance of community service opportunities.  With the holiday season around the corner, it is important to remember the true purpose of community service.  In the midst of a flurry of shopping, partying, and spending, it’s easy to forget about the multitude of people who are less fortunate.  Encourage your students to participate with non-profit organizations such as Brighter Christmas or help at a local senior center serving holiday dinners.           Parents, please stress the importance of reliability and follow through when your students sign up to volunteer.  We pride ourselves in having reliable, hardworking, and dedicated students volunteering and hope to maintain strong relationships in the community while students learn the value of being a good citizen.

 

Hours are updated daily on the Aeries portal in your student’s gradebook. Please help us encourage your student to complete their hours and submit their forms to the Counseling office on a regular basis.  To date, our student body has volunteered over 77,000 hours in our community! Keep up the great work!

 

  

 

8th Grade Information Night is TONIGHT

  PLEASE JOIN US…

8th Grade Parent Information Night

 

 Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Millennium High School Room A1 & A2

1904 N. Corral Hollow Road

6:00 PM

 

You will have an opportunity to learn about school culture at MHS and our academic programs available to your student. We hope to see you here!   

TLC Charter Chatter

     Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

 

Nov. 2, 2018                                                                                                                               Vol 13

Virginia Stewart

 

It was a busy week for us at Tracy Learning Center. I would like to comment on a few of the things that kept us very busy.

  • Science camp – this event took place both away and here. The staff did a great job directing both aspects of science camp. Those who stayed had a great time with a guest scientist, Mrs. Holmes from our high school, an artist, Megan Lunn, who helped the students draw and paint a falcon, and the leaders of stay camp especially, Ms. Rodieck who kept calm and kept things moving along. Those who went away to camp, had a great adventure and wonderful help from both high school students, and from the DCS staff as well as high school staff. It was a very collaborative adventure.
  • The Halloween Parade and Performance. We might have a hard time finding a place to park, but parents came in droves with phones in hand to take pictures of the Primary Parade and performance. The PE staff did a fabulous job teaching all of the Primary students a great dance for parent delight. The students then had a chance to Trick or Treat upstairs in the Middle School. Candy was distributed and there were guides as well as signs to greet them.
  • Red Ribbon Week came to an end with a great emphasis on the importance of kindness, respect and doing one’s best. Hats off to Primary for a great display in their hallway for this week. It is important to keep this theme going all year.
  • While it may have been a quiet busy, our charter renewals for Millennium and Primary were delivered to the Tracy Unified District office for review and approval. (our charters have to be renewed every five years). The documents that were delivered were over 100 pages each.
  • There was a 7-8 dance yesterday afternoon. The word was that the snacks were great.
  • TK had a full afternoon of activities including their own parade and they raised money for UNIFEC.
  • The high school counselors visited and our enrollment for Millennium High School is underway. Usually 90% of our DCS students chose to come to MHS. HOWEVER, they must apply by the end of November to be ensured a spot for next year.
  • And finally landscaping and a tentative date for the return of our high school is underway. The expected date for our high school to return to our site is December 12. I will keep you posted.

Thanks again for being a wonderful parent community. You support us in so many ways. I would also like to personally thank all of you who participated in Primary’s Read-A -Thon, the results were amazing.

 

 

Important Info

 

Next School Holiday is Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays… Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

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More Driving Complaints….

We have also received complaints about parents parking partially on the sidewalks during DCS’ carline crowding the side walk for those walking. Please do not park on any part of the

 

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Parents Club Update

 

Next PEP Mtg Dec. 19, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

 

PIE FUNDRAISER REMINDER:

Fundraiser ends Thursday, November 8th

 

The Pie Company will deliver the pies via freezer truck on Nov. 16 at our main site: 51 E. Beverly Pl. (next to the main office)

Pies must be picked up between 3:00-4:30

This is our only pick up day and time.

 

TLC cannot store orders that are not claimed before 4:30 on Nov. 16th.

 

All payments go inside the envelope.

Cash or check

Make checks payable to TLC or Tracy Learning Center.

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Nov. 5 – 9

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Chimichanga

Wed- Turkey or PBJ

Thurs – Corn Dogs

Fri – Beef Hot Dogs

 

TK

We had a spooky, fun Halloween! We participated in a costume parade, played all sorts of games, enjoyed a mummy hot dog for lunch, and had lots of ghostly treats! During class time, we rotated around the classroom to make witches, candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, and skeleton art with our teachers. There were so many creepy projects to make and activities to do! We also had lots of fun learning about the solar system this week. We sang a song about the 8 planets and learned a bunch of fun facts about each of them. Did you know that Saturn has 63 moons? And that the clouds on Venus rain sulfuric acid? Be sure to ask us all sorts of other cool facts about the planets!

 

 

 

PCS

Initial Phase

Trimester One Is Almost Done!

Where has the time gone? We can’t believe that we are approaching the end of the first trimester. Halloween was so much fun! Teachers loved seeing all the adorable costumes! Students did an amazing job being the stars of the show at the parade and rocked their Halloween dance performance! We only have two weeks left in the first trimester! Teachers

are looking forward to parent/teacher conferences; which are happening November 13th-15th. Please check your child’s green folder for their scheduled date and time.  Don’t forget that your disguised turkey is due by Monday, November 5th! We can’t wait to see all the creative ways students are going to disguise their turkey! Additionally, we have Monday, November 12th off for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Break is November 19th-23rd.

creative ways students are going to disguise their turkey! Additionally, we have Monday, November 12th off for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Break is November 19th-23rd.

 

Phase one

This week the students in Phase One had their annual Halloween parade and performance. They also had the opportunity to visit DCS upstairs and trick-or-treat in a few of their classrooms. PCS students love getting to do this every year!

 

Our Trimester 1 Project is due Monday! The students in Phase One learned about different cultures and traditions. They all received a paper doll to decorate and poster to complete based on their own nationality and culture. The students will spend the week presenting them.

 

There is ONE week left of our AR goal. Make sure your student is reading for 20 minutes every night and taking AR quizzes at school to ensure they reach their goal. Keep reading and GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

We had a great Halloween week in phase 2!

 

Our leadership students prepared HUNDREDS of candy grams and we were able to donate over $500 to the Tracy Animal Shelter.  Great job!

We are also hard at work on our Native American tribe projects.  Students are creating a presentation (poster, slide show, trifold board) and an artifact.  We are extending the due date for this project but all supplies for the artifact should be here no later than Monday.

Here are some awesome, creative pictures of Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls that our students created with our wonderful art teacher, Ms. L.

 

 

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5/6

 

What an amazing week in 5/6.  Stay Camp and Science Camp was filled with memories that will last forever.  We will keep posting pics as we get them.  We hope our students had as much fun as we did!!

 

 

General Updates:

-Trimester 1 ends next week on November 9th

-Parent Teacher Conferences are the following week (the week of November 12th)

-First Trimester SWO is due Monday, November 5th

 

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

All classes finished reading Act 2 of Hamlet this week. Although this act is pretty complex and difficult, the students did an amazing job at keeping track of the plot and making predictions for what is to come next! Students are working on creating their own Hamlet booklets wherein they illustrate each scene to help them keep track of the plot.

 

If your student wants to review each scene, please remind them that they can watch NerdStudy on YouTube if they search “Hamlet.”

 

Also, all classes have their final on Tuesday November 6th!

 

Ernst:

In Language Arts and Humanities, we are reviewing our first trimester and also studying the first two acts of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Students are encouraged to study this trimester’s vocabulary as well as notes they have taken on our previous novel and also the music and art of the 1960’s for Humanities. It is important that students use all of their resources, especially notes and the in- class study guides in order to be successful on their final.  The trimester 1 final is Tuesday, November 6th.
Please respond to your student’s homeroom teacher regarding conferences.  They are being held 11/13-11/15. If you cannot make the time reserved for you, your student’s report card will be mailed home.

 

Phase Two

 

Math:

Liew:

Varsity- Currently on MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE & RANGE. The Trimester Final Test will be on Friday.
Honors – Teaching them GREATEST INTEGER FUNCTIONS. Learning to use the graphic calculator.
Scholastics- Trimester Final Test today and learning SOLVING ABSOLUTE VALUE EQUATIONS.

 

Science:

This week, ⅞ science has started on the last unit of Academic Pentathlon content. We will be studying lasers and their uses through the end of the first trimester.

Applications for Science Olympiad are also due by this Friday. Due to the popularly of the event this year, we currently have been allowed one team (15 students). We have a second team on the waiting list at this time.

 

Social Studies:

This week some classes started their vocabulary cards to prepare for next week’s vocabulary test. The test will contain 15 terms they have learned the past few weeks such as medicare, medicaid, the civil rights act of 1965, and filibuster. While social studies analyzed the effects of the Great Society on America, Leadership students worked hard preparing for the Dance that was held on Thursday. With treats such as brownies and cake pops, students danced to old and new songs while they participated in games such as “Pin them Stem on the Pumpkin”, “Candy Corn Guess”, and Freeze dance!

 

Technology:

In technology this week my classes are working on their final project. For this project they are being asked to plan a 14 day rv road trip to somewhere in the U.S. that they would like to travel. When finished with this project it will encompass all of the essential skills that they have learned this trimester.

 

Verbal Expressions:

My classes have been working on puppets, stop motion and the SWO rubric.  These are a team building and a construction understanding project.

Tower Competition!

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MHS

 

  PLEASE JOIN US…

8th Grade Parent Information Night

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Millennium High School Room A1 & A2

1904 N. Corral Hollow Road

6:00 PM

 

You will have an opportunity to learn about school culture at MHS and our academic programs available to your student. We hope to see you here!

 

 

Make a Difference Day – Donation Drive

This week Millennium High School students grades 9-12 helped donate much needed household items to the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter. The household items included tissues, cleaning/disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, and towel rolls. The total number of donated items are listed below:

  • 5 boxes of tissues from Amur Nest
  • 21 containers of cleaning/disinfecting wipes from Peregrine Nest
  • 22 paper towel rolls from Kestrel Nest
  • 115 toilet paper rolls from Saker Nestdonate

Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/ go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.

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Delta College Early Start Program – Spring Semester 2019

The process has begun for students interested in taking a class at Delta College this spring, and there are many steps to complete in the next week! Step One is to apply online at www.deltacollege.edu. Several days after applying, students must log in to retrieve their Delta ID #. Once they have their Delta ID #, they may sign up in the Counseling Office to take the Assessment. After taking the Assessment, students should bring their scores to the MHS Counseling Office and we will assist students in selecting which class to take. College Early Start forms are due to the MHS Counseling Office for approval on November 5th. For further details, please see the following College Early Start Webpage link: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/ . Please contact the Counseling Office at (209)627-8299 or MHSCounseling@tracylc.net with questions!

 

 

UC Merced & Fresno State Fieldtrip-Friday November 9, 2018 – IMPORTANT REMINDER

For those students attending next week’s fieldtrip to UC Merced and Fresno State; please ensure you arrive before 7:30AM at the Millennium High School campus. The bus will be leaving promptly at 7:30AM and returning approximately at 4:30PM. For questions, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

MHS Football – Touchdown!

Josh Marlin, #5, going for a touchdown catch in 49-20 win against Stoneridge!

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Oct.26, 2018                                                                                                                           Vol  12

Virginia Stewart

 

The hardest teachers to find are Math Teachers followed by Science Teachers.  Many people who specialize and are good in math and science prefer to work in the industry rather than teach.  Many who are good in math also have a difficult time explaining math to students who are not as good at it.

That being said, the requirements for teaching math are steep.  There are three levels of tests and other requirements for a math credential.  In 7/8 middle school and beyond, teachers must hold a credential in math to teach it.  Finding the right teachers for the age group with the correct credential is a challenge.

If we are not able to find a qualified teacher, we need to hire substitutes who are only permitted to teach for thirty days.  This means that some classes in the state (not just here) have a different teacher every thirty days all year long.  This is so difficult for the substitutes and the students.

Mrs. King has been the teacher for our vacancy in 7/8 but her time is coming to an end.  She is retired and does not want to teach five days a week.  Last week, we hired Mr. Singh to take Mrs. King’s place. I offered him a thirty-day trial.  He has his credential and has successfully taught math in India.  He has never taught in the United States.  I offered him this the job through Thanksgiving break to see how he did and to see how the students accept him. (I have to say that sometimes our students give new teachers a difficult time.  Mrs. King has noted that she is surprised at the amount of off task talking the students have done this year.)  Mrs. King has agreed to come two days a week to help with math planning and to support Mr. Singh in the classroom.  He wants to be successful.  I am hoping that his first job in America will be a successful one.

 

 

Important Info

 

Next School Holiday is Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays…  Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

More Driving Complaints….

Please read this email, very important that people drive safe for the welfare of our wonderful students.

 

Can you please send a memo out to parents asking them not to speed around school grounds?   Twice this week I witnessed a black pickup truck speeding away after drop off. Today they were going so fast that they couldn’t stop in time to allow an unaccompanied child to cross.  I know mornings can get hectic and some parents are rushing off to work but there is no excuse for the lack of civility and courtesy given to pedestrians, especially children on their way to school. It is a real safety concern and I’d feel horrible if a child was hit by a speeding motorist and I didn’t speak up.

 

We have also received complaints about parents parking partially on the sidewalks during DCS’ carline crowding the side walk for those walking. Please do not park on any part of the sidewalks. It was also reported this driver was driving unsafe and almost hit a student walking on the sidewalk.

 

 

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 Parents Club Update

 

Next PEP Mtg Dec. 19, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

 

Lunch Menu – Week Oct. 30 – Nov. 2

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Turkey or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Wed- No Meat Spaghetti

Thurs – Cheese or Chili Nachos

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TK

 

This week in TK, we celebrated Red Ribbon Week by decorating a mini-book related to health, safety, and great choices. We also earned a red bracelet to remind us to be kind, respectful, and to always try our best! Plus, we participated in a Halloween-themed sink or float activity, by making predictions about which tasty Halloween treats would sink and which would float in a tub full of water. It has been an exciting week in TK! 

 

 

 

PCS

 

PCS Halloween Parade / Performance – Wed. October, 31, 2018

(Parents can watch parade in back of PCS/DCS 2 story building and signs will be posted where best to stand)

8:30 – 9 Grade Kinder (P2)

9 – 9:30 Grades 1-2 (P3, P4, P5)

9:45 – 10:15 Grades 3-4 (P6, P7, P8)

 

Initial Phase

PCS families are invited to our annual Halloween costume parade and performance. The parade will begin at 8:30. Students will march around the main building.  Please spread out around the building so that there is plenty of room for everyone to see and for the kids to walk. The kids will put on a special performance that they have been working hard at learning in PE. After this we will head inside so that the next group of kids can do their parade. Students will participate in other fun Halloween activities throughout the day. You can help your student get ready for their Halloween dance by going go to YouTube and search “Krumpin Pumpkins” by Christopher Zondaflex Tyler. Students should come to school wearing their costumes WITH REGULAR CLOTHES UNDERNEATH.

 

Phase One

Today the students all received a special treat for reaching AND passing our Read-a-Thon goal. The school has raised over $15,000! GREAT JOB PCS! If your child raised money and still has “Rat Bucks” they must spend it by Monday. The school will be mailed all prizes and they will be distributed and sent home as soon as possible.

 

Next Wednesday is Halloween. Students may come to school dressed in a school appropriate costume (no weapons, masks, nothing excessively scary). They must also wear closed toed shoes. Please make sure your child either wears their costumes over their regular clothes or brings their clothes to change into. Our parade and performance will be begin at 9:00. Please check your child’s Green folder today for a flyer with more information regarding Halloween.

 

Phase Two

Happy Red Ribbon Week!  Our Primary classes created “kindness” bulletin boards in our hallway.  Our Red Ribbon Week theme is “Respect.  Be Kind.  Do you Best.”  We also have kindness wall in our hallway where we are recognizing acts of kindness from both students and teachers!  We also enjoyed a school wide donut party on Friday morning at Unity since we far surpassed our Read-a-Thon goal.  We raised almost $16,000!  This money goes to fund our technology, classroom resources, and our PE/elective programs.  Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our fundraiser!  We truly have the greatest families here at PCS.  

 

 

PCS PE

 

Primary students have been hard at work all week learning and practicing their dance for their Halloween performances following their parade next week. 

To help them be even more confident and prepared, they can find the song on YouTube and practice at home!  Here is the link for the song they will be performing to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBQ1al6C3LE.  The title is  “Krumpin Pumpkins” by Christopher Zondaflex Tyler. 

 

Come out to TLC and support your student Halloween morning!  Kinders will start parading at 8:30 with a performance to follow, 1st and 2nd graders will parade at 9:00, and 3rd and 4th graders will parade at 9:45. 

 

 

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5th/6th

 

Discovery 5/6

DCS Survival Tip:
We will be hosting our student led parent-teacher conferences are the week of November 13th– 16th.  Parents who attend their child’s conference will be meeting with homeroom teachers and will receive Trimester 1 report cards and an overall update on progress.
In Discovery, we invite our students to attend their conferences and all students will share their reflections on how Trimester 1 went and will also share their goals that they have created for themselves for Trimester 2.

Science Camp Reminders:
Students coming to school will arrive at normal time between 7:30-7:50 AM.  Teachers will be in DCS lunch area checking students in:
ALL medication will be checked in and marked off based on the submitted medical forms- DO NOT pack medication in luggage.
-Upon drop off, your child will be given specific luggage tags that our school is to use, to ensure all pieces get to the correct location
-Please do not pack snacks or candy with your child- we do not want animals friends in the cabins
Monday Lunch– Students will need to pack a disposable sack lunch for Monday, October 29th.  We make a bathroom and stretch pit stop on our way up to camp and eat lunch.
-Ms. T will call Ms. Kay when we depart on Friday, November 2nd.  Ms. Sabedra will also be utilizing her Remind app to let parents know our ETA.
-When we arrive to campus on Friday afternoon, parents need to check out students and luggage with teachers.
*If you would like to write letters or cards to your child, please drop sealed envelopes (clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name) to the office with Ms. Kay or you can slip them to Ms. T on the morning of departure. I will hand the out during our stay at camp.

Want to see how camp is going?  Ms. T will post pictures (when she can find reception) to her website:
https://dcsmathwithmst.weebly.com/science-camp

Stay Camp Update:
If your child is not attending Jones Gulch, they will be attending DCS Stay Camp.  Teachers who are staying have planned awesome events for the kids and lots of hands on activities!  There is also an optional sleep-over on campus Thursday night to Friday morning.
Reminder: There is no school on Friday, November 2nd for 5/6 students- please make advanced arrangements.
Questions?  Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net) or Coach P (mpenirian@tracylc.net)

A Glance into Classrooms:
Physical Education
DCS PE is wrapping up it’s First Trimester Units in Lacrosse, “Rookie Rugby” and Soccer! Also, the DCS PE Department has a new long term Sub – Mr./Coach Mark Ruiz. Coach Ruiz is filling in for Coach Easterday for the next six weeks, as he is out on Paternity leave to help out his wife with their brand new Baby Boy…Congratulations, Coach Easterday!! 🙂 Coach Ruiz has been coaching/teaching for 7 years and is excited about this opportunity!!! We in the DCS PE Department are fortunate to have him to help with a smooth transition into the second trimester!

Math with Mrs. Zuniga

Varsity:

We are still working through creating equivalent fractions to add fractions with unlike denominators. Students have been given resources to use at home as well as notes in their notebooks of different ways to set up and solve these problems. We will continue adding fractions for the rest of the week and continue after science/stay camp week.

 

Scholastic: Our class has now begun decimals and many students are relieved to be out of fractions. Decimals are less complicated for many students and they are beginning to shine in class. Our class will continue multiplying decimals when the students return from science/stay camp.

 

Honors: Our class has ended Units 1 and 2, we are now into Unit 3. Students are excited to be learning about both positive and negative integers. We have had discussions about when and where we would see both types of integers in the real world. Students worked on balancing a checkbook from deposits and purchases on Tuesday and loved that they have much more understanding about the concept of money and a bank account. Our discussions even went in depth about how credit cards are not actually our own money or free money, but similar to loans and must be paid back. Students have begun operations of integers, but are still excited to take a break with science/stay camp.

 

Social Studies with Ms. Sabedra
This week students are putting the finishing touches on their autobiographies. Many students have already turned their books in early to get the extra credit points, which is great! Once we’ve completed the autobiographies, our focus will shift onto the scrapbook. Look out for a rubric/example scrapbook page that will go home with students on Wednesday (10/24).

 

Besides working on our autobiographies, we started today with a super fun vocab review game. This game is called ‘Silent Ball’ and was borrowed from our amazing P.E. team and adapted for social studies. Students had a great time playing and impressed me with how well they continue to do with our 1960’s material.

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LA/Humanities with Ms. Christensen
This week we worked on a non-fiction book about the Freedom Riders and created a summary of the book as we read it.  We also focused on diagramming this week.  Scholastic and Honors are working on interjections, vocatives, and imperatives.  Varsity worked on subject and predicate in their diagramming.  Scholastic and Honors did more work on persuasive writing techniques and created an ad they presented to the class.  The group voted as most persuasive in their advertisement received a reward.

 

We took the week off from Humanities to focus in on our diagramming.

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck

All three classes started their Freedom Riders Unit.
This a picture of the two books we will be reading.

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This week we talked about the difference between Primary Sources and Secondary Sources.  We will continue to learn about Civil Rights through Primary Sources.

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In Ms. Rodieck’s Humanities, we were doing our Elements of Art Stations.

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The resources used are available on-line at https://rodieckla.weebly.com/ at the bottom of the Humanities Page.  Check out the videos, activities, and quizlets they were doing.

 

 

 

 

 

7th/8th

 

Upcoming Events:

-Parent Teacher Conferences November 13-15th in the DCS hallway, students should be bringing home a conference slip with your appointment time

-DCS Fall themed Dance will take place November 1, 2018 at 4pm-5pm

-Community Service is due November 1, 2018

-First Trimester SWO (Scrapbook) is due November 5, 2018 (late submissions will not be accepted)

-The first Trimester ends November 9, 2018

-7th/8th Sabotage Coin Drive to benefit Serenity House begins next week! Please bring in your pennies for your nest

 

Enrichment:

 

Technology:

7/8 Honors: This week the honors class is working on coding a moving and animated Google logo using the website Scratch.  These logos will then be submitted to Google for a chance to win a $100 gift card for the class!

7/8 Scholastic: This week the scholastic group is working on the second half of a partner project where they came up with an invention, researched if there were already patents that exist for it, and then switched inventions with a different group and came up with three innovations to add on to the invention.

 

Choir:

The trimester choir concert is Wednesday November 7, 2018. Concert starts at 6:30. pm. Call time for students in the concert is 6pm. This year the concert will be taking place at the Beverly campus on the PCS playground. Be sure to bring a jacket or a sweater since this is an outdoor event. Admission is free, so come out and support the DCS trimester 1 choir and the MHS choir.

 

Language Arts:

 

Ernst:

This week in Mrs. Ernst’s class we are reading Act I of Hamlet.  Please make sure students are studying what we have read in class at home. There are sites such as No Fear Shakespeare which will help students with comprehension.

Reminder- SWOs are due November 5th.

On 10/22, conference slips were sent home. Please look out  for those in your student’s backpack, sign them and return to school as soon as possible.

 

Cerezo:

All classes are reading the first Act of Hamlet this week! The students are incredibly intrigued with this Shakespearean play and are enjoying getting to act out the various roles.

 

Also, each class spent some time working on their SWO projects. Pictured below are some students from the Varsity class collaborating on their projects.

 

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Don’t forget to ask sign and send back your parent teacher conference slips (due Friday 10/26)!

 

Math:

 

King:

Welcome Mr. Singh. He will take over full time on Monday, October 29th.  Mrs. King will be in two days a week to keep curriculum and norms moving in the right direction.

Geometry will have their Unit Test on Wednesday…TRICK OR TREAT!

Algebra 1A took their Unit test this week and is starting a unit on Decimals in Equations

Algebra 1P continues their unit on Solving Equations.

As always, Kleenex, band aides and hand sanitizer are needed.

 

Mr. Liew
– Varsity:  Rounding of decimals and numbers. Calculate the Mean of a number set.
– Honors: Revision on solving Linear System with 3 Variables and its applications.
– Scholastics: Solving equations with proportions. Single step and multi step solutions.

Science:

Ms.Dominguez

This week we are kicking off our last unit of academic pentathlon focusing on Lasers. To introduce the concept of lasers, we are watching Star Wars Episode 4, to show just how far the innovations of the 60’s impacted American Culture – even motion pictures were forever changed by the laser. Just as a heads up, students will be reviewing some basic atomic structure as we dive into the basic principles of lasers, so if content for this first section looks repetitive, it’s just a quick review.

Science Olympiad: applications will be going home with students on Friday, October 26. There are 30 spots available this year. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis (those received on the deadline will have priority)

 

Physical Education:

DCS PE is wrapping up it’s First Trimester Units in Lacrosse, “Rookie Rugby” and Soccer! Also, the DCS PE Department has a new long term Sub – Mr./Coach Mark Ruiz. Coach Ruiz is filling in for Coach Easterday for the next six weeks, as he is out on Paternity leave to help out his wife with their brand new Baby Boy…Congratulations Coach Easterday!!!! 🙂 Coach Ruiz has been coaching/teaching for 7 years and is excited about this opportunity!!! We in the DCS PE Department are fortunate to have him to help with a smooth transition into the second trimester!

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!

Thank You!!!! 🙂

 

 

MHS

 

Millennium High School 11th Annual Community Service Fair

Millennium High School hosted its 11th annual community service fair. Students had an opportunity to network with non-profit organizations in order to establish community service opportunities. For the community service program and list of attendees and approved non-profit organizations, please see the following link: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Community-Service-Fair-Program-3.pdf

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7th & 8th Grade High School Presentations

Millennium High School Students grades 9th – 12th visited 7th and 8th grade students to explain the inner workings of being a Future Falcon. Our presenters discussed how high school is different than middle school, graduation requirements, and how Millennium High School is different than other schools.

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Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/  go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.

 

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Delta College Early Start Program – Spring Semester 2019

The process has begun for students interested in taking a class at Delta College this spring, and there are many steps to complete in the next week!  Step One is to apply online at www.deltacollege.edu.  Several days after applying, students must log in to retrieve their Delta ID #.  Once they have their Delta ID #, they may sign up in the Counseling Office to take the Assessment – it will be Saturday, October 20th at 9:00am at the Delta Mountain House campus.  After taking the Assessment, students should bring their scores to the MHS Counseling Office and we will assist students in selecting which class to take.  College Early Start forms are due to the MHS Counseling Office for approval on November 5th.  For further details, please see the following College Early Start Webpage link: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/ .  Please contact the Counseling Office at (209)627-8299 or MHSCounseling@tracylc.net with questions!

 

Arbor Day & Tracy United To Make A Difference Day – October 27, 2018– Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to plant 150 trees within the Tracy Community, this is a great opportunity to help beautify the community and gain community service hours, if interested please contact the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net. You may also contact the Tracy Parks and Recreation Department directly (contact information below).

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

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         A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Oct.19, 2018                                                                                                                              Vol 11

Virginia Stewart

 

The theme for the Red Ribbon Week and for the entire school year is:

RESPECT, BE KIND, DO YOUR BEST

 

Every school leader always wishes they are guiding a school filled with respectful, kind and ambitious students.  It is usually the case, that while that is what we strive to achieve, we are not always successful.

In today’s world, we are faced with a strong lack of tolerance for differences.  People shy away from controversial issues because they do not want to be attacked or treated badly because of their beliefs, so many adults keep their ideas and views to themselves.  Unfortunately, our children  are growing up in a world where attacks on differences is the usual event in the news.  It is not a good training ground for our children.

So, it is important that schools help students realize it is important to respect each other.  We do not have to agree, but we do need to get along and appreciate other points of view.  We work on this in our schools with projects related to SWOs and other projects in social studies and through the discussions in literature or English classes.  The students in the high school have a course called Life Skills that helps Freshmen set goals and establish direction for their future.

It is also important to be kind.  I usually tell the students and my staff that it is important to give compliments.  Compliments help us realize that there are things that people do that we really do appreciate and it allows us a chance to let the other person know.  Too often we just take what acts of kindness come our way as expected.

Finally, it is important for our students to do their best.  It is not always the grade that matters, it is how hard the student is willing to try to improve.  The question should be, “is this your best work?” and if the answer is yes, we need to appreciate the effort and encourage trying to do even more.

It is my hope that the students at the Tracy Learning Center not only excel in the work that they do academically but that they learn the value of social interaction and the acceptance of  others.  It is a life long skill that will make a difference in their future lives.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

 

Next School Holiday is Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays…  Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

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unnamed (1)If so purchase one through our music department’s Christmas tree presale fundraiser. If you do not plan to purchase a tree for your own home you can still help us and support the troops through our Trees for Troops program. It provides a tree for families in need and helps our program. Aside from Christmas trees we are preselling wreaths, garland, and other door decorations. This fundraiser will help to provide funds for uniforms, instruments, and travel expenses. Please be on the lookout for a flyer that will be sent home with your child next week with further details, or you can visit our website and order online at www.tlc.accelraising.com  All orders and payments are due by November 9th. Contact Mr. Zepeda at rzepeda@tracylc.net or at (909) 528-4922 with any questions.

 

 Parents Club Update

 

Thank you to all the parents that came to our October meeting.  We had a lot to discuss since Parents -4- TLC had a busy couple of months!!

As you all know in September we had our first Wacky Wallet Wednesday, we just wanted to report that Barista’s very generously DOUBLED what their donation of what the school earned with flyers, bringing our new total to $620.03!  Our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday will be February 20, 2019, locations to be announced.

Family Movie Night – what can we say other than THANK YOU!!!  Between the donation of raffle basket items and everyone coming out and having fun, we can’t thank you enough!  Between the raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle and the concessions we raised over $1,000! Our 50/50 winner, Gina, went home with $100 cash!

If you missed Family Movie Night this time around, don’t worry!  We will be having another one in June, date and location to be announced.  And after such a positive response we will definitely have the raffles again!

Parents -4- TLC will be donating funds to Millennium’s Science Department so that may construct a model explaining and demonstrating gravity.

One small correction to note regarding Box Tops: our previous update on Box Tops reported 3,740 valid Box Tops submitted.  There were actually 3,074 valid Box Tops submitted.  We apologize for the mistake.

Thank all the families and teachers for their ongoing support in making Parents -4- TLC so successful, we certainly couldn’t do it without you all!

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Oct. 22-26

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs – Chicken Corn Dog

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

PCS

 Intial Phase

 WOW!!! PCS not only met, but exceeded our goal of raising $10,000! We are so lucky to have such generous families at our school. AND we are so lucky to have such amazingly smart students that read and read and read their little hearts out! Stay tuned for a very special award ceremony where we will announce top readers AND top fundraisers! 

Additionally, PCS will hold our annual Halloween parade on the morning of Halloween day. Students will be able to come to school in their costumes (with regular clothes underneath). Check in folder for more detailed information about all Halloween festivities.

 

Phase One

Today was the last day for the Read-a-Thon and we did amazing!!! The school met their goal of raising $10,000. The students will receive a treat soon for reaching that goal.

This week in Social Studies the classes started their new unit on multi-cultural America. We discussed our family cultures and traditions. Keep a look out in Red folders on Monday for our Trimester 1 project. Everything you need to know about the project will be in there. These are due November 5th.

 

PHASE TWO

This week our phase 2 students are learning about The First Californians.  There were native tribes all throughout the state, even right here in the Central Valley.  We will be working on a tribe research project next week.  Our 4th grade leadership students have been hard at work, making candy grams to deliver on Halloween!  Candy grams are 50 cents or $1 and will be sold next week.

The PCS READ-A-THON was a HUGE success!  As of Thursday, we had already passed our goal of $10,000!  If you would still like to donate online, or with cash or check, we will accept donations through Monday.  This was an amazing fundraiser and the best part is, our students got so excited to read every day!  Thank you!

 

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Discovery 5/6

Upcoming Dates:
-Reminder:  If you have not paid for Science Camp, please do so by Monday, October 22
-Nest Challenge: Friday, October 26th– Wear your nest colors!
-Science Camp Dates: Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2nd

If you would like to send letters to your child while they are away at camp to let them know you are thinking of them, please feel free to send sealed envelopes that are clearly marked with your child’s first and last name to Ms T.
You may also drop off sealed letters to the front office and Ms. Kay will get them to me.
Although it is tempting, please remember- do not send snacks or food with your child to science camp, as we do not want animals getting into the cabins!

 

 

 

 

A Glance into Classrooms

Physical Education
Students are having a blast in “Week 2” of their “Final Rotation” of the playing different types of “Lead Up Games & Overall Skills” to Rookie Rugby in Coach Williams Class, Lacrosse in Coach P.’s Class and Soccer in Coach Easterday’s Class!  Here are some pictures from this week for you Parents/Guardians to Enjoy!!!! 🙂

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Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying

“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

 

Thank You!!!

 

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Christensen
This week in L.A. students worked on a final essay for our completed classroom novel.  They also worked on creating a graphic map showing key events throughout the book.  In Humanities, they worked in art stations practicing different types of drawing and watching videos on different art elements.  The students really seemed to enjoy trying out the different art techniques.  They ended the week with a final on their book.  Next week we will begin a non-fiction book on Freedom Riders and move right into the fiction novel for Freedom Riders.

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Geography with Ms. T & Zuniga
This week we explored one of the smallest states, Delaware and made a pit-stop at Delaware State University!
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Social Studies with Ms. Sabedra
Classes are still working hard on completing their autobiographies. Most students have finished writing and are now working on typing their chapters and decorating their covers. Just a reminder: Autobiographies AND scrapbook pages are due by 11/5, but students who turn either in early get up to 5 points extra credit!

 

 

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Announcements:

-First Trimester Ends 11/9/18

-Community Service hours are due 11/1/2018 (students need 10 hours each trimester)

-Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 13th-15th. Your student will bring home a flier with a scheduled time and date to meet with their homeroom teachers. Please look out for this flier and be sure that it makes it back to the teacher

 

CJSF:

CJSF will be hosting a “Sabotage Coin Drive” October 29th-November 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Serenity House.

 

Science:

This week we are wrapping up our second academic pentathlon unit on Optics. Honors students will be having their end of unit quiz on Monday. All other classes will have their test on Friday. They will receive a study guide for this exam.

 

Science Olympiad: registration for Science Olympiad teams are due at the end of the month. Students have been notified and submitted their intent to join. Applications will be handed out by the end of the month and due the first week of November. PLEASE KNOW, not all student will be able to join the team as there are limited spots.

 

Language Arts-Cerezo

This week students in all three classes began reading Hamlet! This is our first foray into Shakespeare this year and the students are already enjoying the intrigue and suspense that the play has to offer. All classes are also finishing up their Evelyn Serrano Projects (due Friday 10/19).

 

Don’t forget, SWO Number 1 is due November 5th. Students will need scrapbooks to complete this first trimester project. We will have time in class next Tuesday 10/23 to work on completing this project.

 

PE:

Students are having a blast in “Week 2” of their “Final Rotation” of the playing different types of “Lead Up Games & Overall Skills” to Rookie Rugby in Coach Williams Class, Lacrosse in Coach P.’s Class and Soccer in Coach Easterday’s Class!  Here are some pictures from this week for you Parents/Guardians to Enjoy!!!! 🙂

 

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying

“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

 

Thank You!!!

 

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 

Pictured below: Students participating in Lacrosse and Rookie Rugby

 

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Math-King:

Varsity is getting ready for their Unit 2 test.  It will be Tuesday, October 23rd. We will review as a class on Monday the 22nd.

Honors continues with their studies of parallel and perpendicular lines and the angle relationships associated with it.

Scholastic took their test last Friday.  There were several superb scores and several disappointing scores.  We started a new unit on Solving Equations.

While my 30 day “subbing” tenure is up, I will be remaining as a consultant to insure the continuity of the math program. I will be on campus two days a week assisting the teacher of record in the three math classes, as well as assisting other new teachers.  I am doing conferences with the Varsity class. Be on the lookout for your conference slips.  Thank you.

 

Choir-Dougherty

Mr. Dougherty’s music students are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. We are excited to perform the songs that we have learned throughout the trimester. The concert will feature current pop songs and pop and  rock songs from the 60″s. Also, we will be joined by our brand new MHS choir. The concert is on Wednesday November 7. This trimester the concert will an outdoor concert held at the Beverly campus. It will take place in the PCS playground. Concert starts at 6:30 pm, students are to arrive at 6pm

 

Social Studies:
Last week the students spent time writing down the definition of all the vocabulary words they will come across Unit 2. Students also created a memory flashcard game that they were finally able to play this week as a warm up for class! Students created cards that included the vocab word, the definition, questions from Part 1 and the answers, and with their tablemates competed against each other. Following their warm up, students participated in a group activity where they analyzed different handouts and documents to investigate how various Great Society programs impacted American society.

Description of picture taken at Unity:
Ms. Zaca’s and Ms. Dominguez’s homeroom classes showing off their Nest certificates while waiting to head up the stairs for their first period.

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Verbal Expression:-Dane

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane is also, Visual Expression – classes are writing original scripts for their sock puppet and marionette shows and for the stop motion animation projects that we are working on this week and next.  Students are also producing a super slide presentation featuring them and their favorite things that we will be looping and projecting for everyone to see.

 

Pictured below: A student-made marionette, the Honors class working on their marionettes, and a series of masks all made by students

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MHS

First quarter grades are available on Aeries. These are a progress grade, as only semester grades appear on official transcripts. Students should continue to work on completing all assignments and developing strong study skills for assessments. This is a good opportunity to meet with teachers and establish plans for student success by the end of the semester.

A reminder of our tardy policy: after a student has earned their tenth tardy in a single class, they will receive a failing grade in that class and must retake it.
TPD has asked that parents be sure to use our car line to drop off and pick up students. Do not park in the bike lane on Corrall Hollow to drop off or pick up students. This is a very serious matter of public safety. Thank you for your cooperation.
On Thursday, October 18, Millennium successfully conducted the annual Shake Out earthquake drill. Thank you to staff and students for participating.
Tuesday night was our Senior night for Millennium Girls’ Volleyball. The graduating seniors performed a surprise dance for their families and posed for pictures with Freddie the Falcon (below) before taking two sets over Venture Academy, followed by a nailbiting final set which won the game. With this victory, Varsity volleyball has secured a place in the league playoffs!
For more on activities at the high school, watch this week’s electronic Unity, linked below.
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Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/  go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.

 

 

 

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Millennium High School 11th Annual Community Service Fair – Friday October 26, 2018

Don’t miss our Community Service Fair on Friday October 26, 2018! Millennium High School will be hosting its 11th Annual Community Service Fair. MHS students will have the opportunity to meet with local non-profit organizations, network, and learn about volunteer needs. For questions and information please contact the Millennium High School Counseling office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net.

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Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night took place on October 17, 2018 at Millennium High School. Millennium High School students and parents gained valuable information about how to pay for college tuition and the benefits of financial aid.

 

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Delta College Early Start Program – Spring Semester 2019

The process has begun for students interested in taking a class at Delta College this spring, and there are many steps to complete in the next week!  Step One is to apply online at www.deltacollege.edu.  Several days after applying, students must log in to retrieve their Delta ID #.  Once they have their Delta ID #, they may sign up in the Counseling Office to take the Assessment – it will be Saturday, October 20th at 9:00am at the Delta Mountain House campus.  After taking the Assessment, students should bring their scores to the MHS Counseling Office and we will assist students in selecting which class to take.  College Early Start forms are due to the MHS Counseling Office for approval on November 5th.  For further details, please see the following College Early Start Webpage link: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/ .  Please contact the Counseling Office at (209)627-8299 or MHSCounseling@tracylc.net with questions!

 

 

 

Arbor Day & Tracy United To Make A Difference Day – October 27, 2018– Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to plant 150 trees within the Tracy Community, this is a great opportunity to help beautify the community and gain community service hours, if interested please contact the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net. You may also contact the Tracy Parks and Recreation Department directly (contact information below).

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Oct.12, 2018                                                                                                                                Vol 10

Virginia Stewart

 

What is Restorative Justice?

Over the years we have evolved to a system of discipline that places a great emphasis on responsible behavior on the part of the student.  Restorative Justice looks at what has happened and the consequence it had on others and then looks for a way for the student to return justice to the classroom or to the person offended.

We began this process last school year and we are seeing good results with it.  Students are made more aware of what they have done.  Students have been asked to apologize, repair damage, do something to fix a situation in the classroom etc.  This focuses on what was done, not on a punishment.

Of course, there are major offenses that have punishments attached to them that will not be eliminated, but for the most part, the most important thing is for students to see their own behavior and how it affects others.

Consider talking when the teacher is teaching.  The student may say, “Well it does not bother me.  I have a good grade in that class.” The response is, “Yes, but those around you may not have the same grade or understanding and you are hurting their chances of success.”

Each week, in 5th through 8th grade, the SOAR panel meets with students who have 20 or more negative points.  The reasons for the negatives are discussed and ideas are shared for how to remedy the problem.  The panels then make a video of the salient behavior issues to share with the entire student body so that they can talk about ways to prevent those problems.  The panel sets goals as challenges such as, “Let’s have only 6 students with negative 20 next week.”

I am pleased with the shift to Restorative Justice because I believe we have raised the consciousness of our student body at all levels.

 

 

 

Important News

New Board Member Position Opening

If you are interested in interviewing for a position as a member of the TLC Board of directors, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the front office at the Beverly site.   The Board is seeking one member for its nine-member board.  The terms for this position are unlimited.  The Board meets once a month on the second Monday of the month.

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Next School Holiday is Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

 

Thanksgiving Week Holidays…  Monday – Friday, Nov. 19 – 23

 

Car-line Issues

Very Risky Driving at morning drop off and afternoon pick up

We continue to have some very unsafe drop offs of students with parents stopping illegally, holding up traffic and letting children run across the street with the risk of oncoming traffic. Please, we beg you – Slow down and protect your child from injury or worse by safely pulling over and encouraging your child to only cross in the cross walks when safe to cross.

 

Big BIG thanks to all the parents staff and students that came out for tonight’s ‘Movie Night’!  It was great see parents, students and staff enjoying some time out of class to kick back and watch ‘Coco’.   More to come….

**Next Parents 4 TLC Meeting is October 15th @ 6:30 pm in P2**

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Oct.15-19

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed- Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Chicken Noodle Soup

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

PCS

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Our first week of the Read-A-Thon is complete, but there is still one more week to go! Students are asked to read as much as possible and collect donations. PCS has a goal of $10,000 and the classroom that brings in the most money will win a class party. If you haven’t done so, please go online and set up your child’s account and share with family and friends to collect donations! Don’t forget to log all reading sessions online on your student’s account. Reading to your student for 20 minutes of nightly reading counts for their minutes logged. There are SO many prizes to be won and a fun award ceremony at the end of the month. All we have to do is READ to earn money for our school!

Phase One

 

This week Phase One started a new unit in Writer’s Workshop. We discussed the difference between a fact and an opinion. Some of the groups started their own opinion paragraph. We will continue this unit for the next 4 weeks.

 

The Read-A-Thon is off to a great start! Our school’s goal is to raise $10,000 and we have been averaging $1,000 a day. We are also having a friendly competition between the classes, with the winning class getting a fun class party. Help your student’s class win, by registering our child and pledging money. Spread the word to your family members.

 

Phase 2 students are learning all about California and Native American tribes.  Did you know that there were tribes in all 4 regions of California?  They even lived in the desert!  We will soon begin a research project about specific tribes and will begin our unit on the California Missions.

Our students are so excited about the Read-a-Thon!  It will continue through next week, please make sure you activate your child’s online Read-a-Thon account and share it with family and friends.  Our goal is to raise $10,000!  We are halfway there!
The 4th grade Leadership students will be selling candy grams next week.  Small candy grams are 50 cents, large candies will be $1.00.  All proceeds will be donated to the Tracy Animal Shelter.

 

DCS

Discovery 5/6

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DCS Survival Tip: Science Camp Q & A

When is Science Camp?
Monday, October 29th to Friday, November 2nd.  Students who attend camp will come to school at 7:30 and check in with Ms. T.  All students will receive special luggage tags made out by the Outdoor Education Science Camp Staff for their belongings.  Ms. T will also be collecting medication upon check-in. Returning time to campus on Friday may vary. We will be hitting Bay Area traffic, but I will keep Ms. Kay updated when we leave and when we hit the Pleasanton/Livermore area so she will know our ETA.

 

Can my child bring a backpack?
A small string backpack would be best, rather than a large backpack they typically bring to school.  We will be taking county school buses (the traditional yellow bus) and there is not a lot of room for extra belongings. Also, on hikes and excursions, the kids may use the small backpack to carry their water bottle and a disposable camera with them.

 

Can my child bring their electronic devices?
Please do not allow children to bring cell phones or electronics to camp. There is also no reception for cell phones once at camp.  Camp has a landline available, if there is an emergency. Please send disposable cameras (at least 2, because unlike phones, they go really fast when kids can’t see what they took pictures of and can’t erase digitally) with students if they would like to take pictures of their adventures.  You may also have to teach your child how to use a disposable camera before departure.

 

How can I see how/what my child is doing at Science Camp?
I will have my camera with me so I will post pictures and general updates any time I can get reception.  You can go to my website to find updates during camp week!
https://dcsmathwithmst.weebly.com/science-camp

 

What to pack clothes in?
Please remember that although it is important to be prepared, all students are responsible for carrying their belongings to their cabins from the drop off location.  The bus does not do cabin to cabin drop off with their luggage because the busses cannot fit down all the trails.  A duffle bag is the best piece of luggage to invest in for this trip, because a wheeled suitcase does well on solid ground, but not as well in muddy dirt trails and gravel.

 

Do I need to send bedding?
Cabins have twin mattresses, but students will be responsible for packing a sleeping bag and pillow.  It is also a good idea to teach your child how to roll up their sleeping bags themselves, because it probably won’t come back in the same neat roll you sent them to camp with Monday morning.  Personally, I find it helpful that sleeping bags and pillow go into a bag of some sort so that students are not holding multiple things on their walk to their cabins.  If you send sleeping bags and a pillow in a garbage bag, send an extra one for the return trip, because the bags tend to tear.

A Glance into 5/6 Classrooms

Technology with Ms. Ferguson:
Both 5/6 Technology/STEM classes are currently working on a partner project that expands their knowledge on the difference between an invention and an innovation.

 

 

Music with Mr. Dougherty:

Please save the date for the Trimester 1 concert that will be held here on TLC (51 E. Beverly Place), November 7th from 6:30-7:30.  Students participating in this performance are Ms. Sabedra’s Homeroom, Ms. T’s Homeroom and Ms. Christensen’s Homeroom.

 

 

Language Arts with Ms. Christensen:
This week in L.A. we finished our novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.  Next week we will be preparing for our final and working on a project for the book.  In writing, we cooperatively wrote a summary as a group and learned about the different types of persuasive writing. For grammar, the students are learning to diagram a compound subject and predicate and showing their knowledge of helping and linking verbs with a project.  We began our elements of art stations in Humanities.  The students are learning about different art techniques and practicing them in small groups.

 

Anyone still wanting to submit a scholastic book order can do so by the end of this weekend, I will submit the order Sunday evening.  If you are unable to order at this time, you can submit an order online at any time.  My classroom code is H8KBZ, this year students can choose a free book with a $25 order.

 

 

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:
Varsity: In our class, students are beginning to add fractions with like denominators. Students are also learning how to find the greatest common factor and the least common multiple. We are looking forward to using least common multiple to begin adding unlike denominator fractions.

 

Scholastic: In our class, the students are finishing dividing fractions. We will begin reviewing for our fractions test next Friday. I have informed students that after fractions we will begin decimals and they are very excited.

 

Honors: Our class has finished their Unit One Test. We will now begin reviewing for our Unit Two Test next Thursday which will include discounts, tax, mark ups, and tips. Parents make sure you are asking your students to find the discount amount or tip/tax when you are out eating or shopping. The students love that they can relate their math to real-life.

 

 

Geography with Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga:
All classes have been working really hard learning the US states! So far we visited the heart of the US- Washington D.C. and then moved into the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  As we visit each state, we also learn about top colleges there to prepare for our Career & College SWO that will start in January (after we return from winter break).

Some of our favorites have been Virginia Tech, Duke and John Hopkins!

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Science with Mrs. Theall:
Last week we were working on experiments. It was a fun experience for all of us. Some of the experiments were making slime, rainbow color experiment with skittles and balloon blow up with a chemical reaction.

 

 

 

Math with Ms. T:
Varsity: We dove into fractions this week- we’ve mastered comparing fractions and finding equivalent fractions.  We also made our way into adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators this week.  Please look in your child’s math notebook to see what we have done and where we are headed next week. It’s a black composition notebook with rainbow colored duct tape on the binding.

Scholastic: We wrapped up Unit 1 (whole number review and fractions) and are moving on into Unit 2 (all things decimals and percentages) – most kids felt like decimals were a breath of fresh air after our intense unit of fractions! We will be moving quickly through add, subtract and multiplying decimals and will start dividing decimals.  We will practice unit rate as a class and it would be great real world practice for students to calculate unit rate while your family is out shopping!

Honors: Our class started Unit 4, which is Exponents. We dipped our feet into Algebra with evaluating expressions, combing like terms and work with squares and cubes. We had a practice drill with 1 to 20 squared and 1 to 5 cubed – whole class against Ms. T for speed and accuracy – stay tuned for who the fastest person in our class is!

 

Langauge Arts with Ms. Rodieck:
All Language Arts classes will be reviewing our first novel and we will be doing final projects and have a final exam the week of October 15th.

 

 

7th/8th

Important Dates:

  • SWO number 1 is due November 5, 2018 (all students received this information in their language arts classes)
  • CJSF Meeting next Friday 10/19
  • Trimester 1 ends 11/ 9
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: 11/13-11/15– Information to come!

 

Language Arts-Cerezo

This week students are continuing to analyze our first class novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Students are looking in the novel to discover the authors use of figurative language and symbols to drive the plot of the book.

-Students are working on a final project for the novel, due 10/19

-Students will take a written final for the novel on 10/12

-Book club books are due 10/12

 

Language Arts-Ernst

This weeks students are working on their final projects for the novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. We will be having the unit final on Friday October 12th. Our next book will be the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. This will be a challenging read and may require studying at home and over the weekends

 

Social Studies-Zaca

This week students dived into the life of President Lyndon B. Johnson and discussed the programs created to help the American people as a whole: His Great Society. President Johnson grew up in extreme poverty and personally understood the challenges those who lived in poverty faced. Students spent time in class discussing how one’s life experiences as a child can shape your perception on life.

 

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Still would love to have donations of tissues!!

Varsity continues working on Solving Equations with Variables.

Honors just completed the Unit 2 test and the Geometry Midterm.  This is the same midterm all geometry classes take at DCS and MHS

Scholastic will take their Unit 1 test on 10/12 and them move on to Solving Equations

 

Physical Education:

Students are finishing the “Final Rotation” of the “First Trimester” playing Rookie Rugby in Coach Williams Class, Lacrosse in Coach Penirian’s Class and Soccer in Coach Easterday’s Class!

Please be on the lookout in “Aeries” for “Grade Updates” as Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday and Coach Williams’ classes just took their second written test this past Friday, October 5th for 7th/8th. Please remind students to study, complete & turn in their “Study Guides” that are given by us teachers to help them achieve the best possible grade on their test!!!

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically as it’s October but it feels like Spring! LOL

Thank You!!!

 

Science:

This week for 7-8 science, we are exploring optics and optical illusions as part of Academic Pentathlon. Students carried out presentations last week on an optical illusion of their choice, and this week, we are playing brain games to see how the brain interprets what the eye takes in.

 

Verbal Expressions:

Ms. Dane’s Verbal Expressions classes have been busy with Mock Trial, Reader’s Theater, Mask Making and Video Production.
3rd period , 7 -8 Honors has been trying the case of : “The People V. Miller”  where the school bully, Jesse Miller is accused of writing a life threatening note to newly arrived, scholarship student, Sam Landon.  Prosecution and Defense have been questioning witnesses, preparing opening and closing statements and learning about objections.  Our case comes to trial next week and we shall see who might prove their case…’beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Lightning Larry and his gift of a good heart to some bad outlaws has been the focus of Period 4 7 -8  Varsity class and they completed a fantastic set of masks showing research and creativity.
Period 7 5-6 Varsity showed their acting skills with Spiderella and the Bremmentown Rappers -the groups had several ‘break-out’ stars on this project – enthusiasm and a positive energy made these performances a real pleasure to watch.
Video Team from the 8th period 7 8 Varsity is growing weekly. – with the help and encouragement from Mr. Snell last year to our growing team working with Ms. Prescott and Ms. Dane we are producing the Soar Videos and will be working on Interviewing and I Movie during the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/  go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.

 

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Delta College Early Start Program – Spring Semester 2019

The process has begun for students interested in taking a class at Delta College this spring, and there are many steps to complete in the next week!  Step One is to apply online at www.deltacollege.edu.  Several days after applying, students must log in to retrieve their Delta ID #.  Once they have their Delta ID #, they may sign up in the Counseling Office to take the Assessment – it will be Saturday, October 20th at 9:00am at the Delta Mountain House campus.  After taking the Assessment, students should bring their scores to the MHS Counseling Office and we will assist students in selecting which class to take.  College Early Start forms are due to the MHS Counseling Office for approval on November 5th.  For further details, please see the following College Early Start Webpage link: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/ .  Please contact the Counseling Office at (209)627-8299 or MHSCounseling@tracylc.net with questions!

 

 

CSU Application Workshop

October and November are busy months for all students wanting to apply to a four year college and/or to take Spring classes at Delta College. We held two separate application workshops and we filled the room with interested students.

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Millennium High School – Fieldtrip to UC Merced and Cal State University Fresno

Attention all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. MHS students will be visiting and taking a campus tour at UC Merced and CSU Fresno on Friday November 9, 2018. Space is limited to 42 students, all those interested may pick up a permission slip in the MHS Counseling Office and must return permission slips promptly to secure a seat. Please note: fieldtrip fee is $25.00. For additional questions, please contact the Millennium High School Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

 

Arbor Day & Tracy United To Make A Difference Day – October 27, 2018– Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to plant 150 trees within the Tracy Community, this is a great opportunity to help beautify the community and gain community service hours, if interested please contact the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net. You may also contact the Tracy Parks and Recreation Department directly (contact information below).

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Oct. 5, 2018                                                                                                                               Vol 9

Virginia Stewart

 

Even with all the construction and temporary facilities, TLC kept up the school spirit with a fantastic homecoming parade.  It was wonderful to see all the schools come together.  I am so proud of your efforts and seeing the smiles on our student’s faces was a real treat.  We hope to see everyone out at the MHS football game this Saturday at the West High Football stadium.  JV starts at 5pm and Varsity kickoff is at 7pm.  Go Falcons!!!!!

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New Board Member Position Opening

If you are interested in interviewing for a position as a member of the TLC Board of directors, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the front office at the Beverly site.   The Board is seeking one member for its nine-member board.  The terms for this position are unlimited.  The Board meets once a month on the second Monday of the month.

 

 

Upcoming Picture Days

 

All re-takes are on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

If re-doing pictures, please make sure your student returns their picture packet that you were unhappy with on picture day.

 

Car-line Issues

Very Risky Driving at morning drop off and afternoon pick up

We continue to have some very unsafe drop offs of students with parents stopping illegally, holding up traffic and letting children run across the street with the risk of oncoming traffic. Please, we beg you – Slow down and protect your child from injury or worse by safely pulling over and encouraging your child to only cross in the cross walks when safe to cross.

 

Next Parents Club Meeting

 

Monday, October 15 at 6:30pm in P2

Parents 4 TLC would like to thank all the families and teachers that participated in our Box Tops Contest.  There were 3,740 valid Box Tops for Education submitted which earns the school $307.40!!!  P3 was the winning class with 939 submitted Box Tops, and they have opted for a Pizza Party ~ way to go you guys!!!  P2 came in 2nd with 503, followed by P8 with 331 and rounding out the top 4 was TK with 315!!!!  We will be holding another contest before school is out so keep saving and clipping, and keep your eyes out for the announcement for the next contest!!

Don’t forget next Friday, October 12th is our Family Movie Night at the current Millennium High School campus (1904 Corral Hollow Road), doors will open at 6:00 pm with the movie, Coco, to start at 6:30.  We will have popcorn and other concessions for sale, and this time we will be holding raffles!!!  You still have time to turn in donations for your child’s class raffle bucket, don’t forget, Mrs. Stewart will be announcing the winning class next week, so let’s make those baskets amazing!  The winning class is getting popcorn and a movie in class!!  There is also going to be a 50/50 raffle.

Thank you again for all the Box Tops and see you under the tent next Friday!!!

Parents 4 TLC

**Next Parents 4 TLC Meeting is October 15th @ 6:30 pm in P2**

 

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Oct. 8 – 12

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Chimichanga

Wed- Beef or Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Thurs – Mac and Cheese

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

PCS

Initial Phase

Next Friday, October 12th is our TLC Family Movie Night! Entry is free and there will be concessions (hot dogs, nachos, etc.) for sale. There will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. We are still in need of donations for our P2 reading corner raffle basket. We are having a contest and the classroom with the best basket wins a popcorn movie party! Books, book lights, bean bag chairs, stuffed animals are all items that would be perfect for our basket! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our basket so far. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Phase One

 

We had a FUN week in Phase One.! It was Homecoming for MHS and we always love participating by dressing up each day and walking in the parade. If you have a chance, try to make it to the MHS Homecoming football game tomorrow night at West High. JV is at 5:00 and Varsity is at 7:30. Come out to support our MHS Falcons!

 

This week all of the Phase One classes had their FIRST AR party of the year! Congratulations to all the students who made it! On Monday, your child will receive their new reading level and AR goal in their Red folders. AR goals will be due Friday, November 9th. Good luck and start reading!

 

Phase 2 students really showed their spirit during Homecoming week!  We also stayed busy with state reports and learning more about California. Please make sure you sign your child’s agenda every week!
Also…the PCS Read-A-Thon starts on Monday! Information will be sent home in Monday folders.

 

 

 

 

 

DCS

 

Discovery 5/6

Important Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, October 9th: Picture Re-Takes
Friday, October 12th: Science Camp $350 is due

DCS Survival Tip:

Does your child have their own desk or workspace in an area of your home that is conducive to focused studying?  Studying for quizzes and tests is a skill that is built over time and comes with school experience. We continually tell our students that it is better to study a little bit every day because it helps with their long-term retention, compared to studying for a longer period of time (last minute cramming) in a single day. It is also important that they spiral back their review to go over what was previously taught as a refresher.

Ideas of how parents can help at home:
• Your student can practice active learning while studying at home by highlighting key themes in their notes, using Post-its to mark important passages/clarify challenging concepts, making study flashcards, and/or mind mapping unit concepts.
• We have noticed that some students focus better in the morning, others afternoon and at night. Help your child find the times that his/her focused efforts will be most effective.
• Sometimes we just have to memorize things like basic math facts or spelling words. Using a song or mnemonic device to aid the memory works wonders.
•Encouraging students to be lifelong learner by searching up Youtube videos can be a handy resource for this age group.  They can pause, rewind and search up multiple versions of the same concept explained twenty different ways at the touch of a couple buttons.  This is a great tool when students need additional clarification, especially with abstract concepts.

 

Homecoming:

DCS students brought the spirit this week!  We had tons of students come with full on 60’s outfits and lots of undercover secret agents!

 

 

Unfortunately, we had some challenges with our float this year and the 5 foot dome came apart and caved in during the parade…BUT we were beyond impressed watching how our students jump to action to make sure it did not crumble completely. Students immediately grabbed each side and held on!  They kept on smiling and waving to parents and friends who were in the crowd watching. 


To us, that is the definition of family; that is what people do in a striving community. They come together without questioning and help each other to ensure success for all. They don’t look at how it’s going to benefit just themselves, they look at how it benefits the bigger picture, the bigger goal. If something doesn’t work out, we band together to find a solution!  Our kids really demonstrated what the DCS community looks like.

 


We are so proud of our students because time and time again they show us, and everyone around them, what a TLC student sounds like, acts like, and looks like. 

Thank you again,
Ms. T & Ms. Zaca
DCS Leadership Teachers

Staff VS. Students Soccer Game at Lunch:

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A Glance into DCS Classrooms:

Social Studies with Ms. Sabedra
This week, in Social Studies, we started our Personal Awareness SWO, which will be due on November 5th  Students were sent home with a letter to parents on Tuesday with rubrics and more information detailing the project. It’s purple so it should be easy to find in their backpacks!

 

Language Arts/Humanities with Ms. Christensen
This week in L.A. we worked on diagramming and verbs.  Some of the groups are creating PPT or videos which teach about verbs.  Students are also continuing to work on summaries at home.   In humanities, we are learning about different types of art throughout history.   We are also learning about many famous artists and some new ones.  Students received books this week for the reading club.

 

Language Arts/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck
In Ms. Rodieck’s Humanities classes we are currently doing a very brief History of Western Art that involves watching a video at https://smarthistory.org/tag/art-1010/ and writing notes about the art period.  Then we look at some art and sort it into different art periods.  We check the work and then glue them into our notebooks.  Ask about what your son or daughter has learned about Ancient Mesopotamian or Egyptian Art and Greek or Roman Art.

In Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts Classes We finished up reading our first book club books this week and book reports were assigned on Friday to be due next Friday (or in two weeks for Honors).  If you have questions, check out my website at https://rodieckla.weebly.com/ – the assignments for the different classes will be posted over the weekend.  The assignments will also be put on Google Classroom.

 

All 5/6 Langauge Arts classes should be finishing up our first book of the year The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano next week.  The following week we will be doing a final project or writing assignment and taking a ‘final’ test about the book.

 

Math with Mrs. Zuniga
Varsity: The students have been so excited to start fractions this week. Students are learning how to compare fractions using cross-multiplication. They are also learning to create equivalent fractions.

Scholastic: Our class began dividing fractions on Monday. They are learning the reason why the second fraction is flipped and not the first. They know that division is the inverse of multiplication. They will be taking their dividing fraction quiz next Thursday.

 

Honors: Our class is completing the Unit One Test tomorrow (Friday). The students have been reviewing percents for the past week and are ready to be done with Unit One. Next week, students will continue discount, tax, and markup. They cannot wait to practice the concepts at home and out shopping with parents.

 

 

 

7th/8th

Science – Ms. Dominguez:

This week in 7-8 Science, we are onto the second Academic Pentathlon unit on “Optics.” Students are working on an “Optics Exploration” project, in which they are exploring how light plays a role in optical phenomenons and illusions such as auroras (Northern Lights), light from the moon, rainbows, and funhouse mirrors. Students will share their findings during in-class presentations at the end of the week.

Math- Mrs. King

The season of colds and flu is upon us. PLEASE send in donations of tissues, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.  Thank you!

 

Language Arts- Mrs. Cerezo

All classes finished reading The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano this week! In each class we discussed the importance of the novel, their thoughts, and how the novel connects to what we have already learned about the 60’s.

 

Students in all classes must finish their at-home book club books by October 12th (project to follow).

 

The first trimester SWO is also being assigned this week (Friday), so please ask your students about the requirements for this first SWO project.

 

Language Arts–Mrs. Ernst

This week in Mrs. Ernst’s Language Arts class, students are continuing to read the novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.  We are expected to finish by this Friday or at the latest early next week.  Our next class book is the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

 

Please make sure students study their vocabulary nightly- this will help students raise their quiz grades significantly.

 

 

MHS

 

Millennium High School – Homecoming Parade

Millennium High School’s homecoming parade took place yesterday in downtown Tracy. Tracy Learning Center’s grades TK – 12 showed their homecoming spirit with colorful floats and costumes, this year’s theme: “The 1960’s A Transformational Decade.”

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Millennium High School – Homecoming Weekend

Saturday (October 6th) we have a Tailgate in the MHS parking lot from 4pm to 5pm. There is no cost for admission. We will have hot dogs, music, face painting and poster making stations to create a huge spirit section for the game.

Homecoming Game at West High School. Saturday night (October 6th) JV starts at 5:00pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Usual admission fees apply.

Homecoming Dance under the tent at the MHS campus Saturday (Oct. 6th) after the game ends. No students will be admitted before the game has ended. The dance is free.

 

 

PSAT Testing –Sign up today!

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7:30am-11:30am. Sign-ups for the PSAT are still available. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the Millennium High School Counseling Office (Room A-2). For questions, please call the Millennium High School Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

 

 

 

Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/  go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.

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TLC Charter Chatter

Virginia’s Voice:

Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time

At least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time were tied to higher test scores and achievement in schools.

Meet our Staff

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Hello! My name is Tawn Schaffran and I am the Lead Guidance Counselor at Millennium High School. I just completed my 10th school year with the Tracy Learning Center family. In 2008, I began as a full-time Counseling Assistant. After two months, I was inspired by my colleagues and saw the value of a higher education and began attending graduate school to earn a Master’s in Educational Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I always knew I wanted a career where I could motivate youth and encourage them to find their full potential. My passion for working with young adults have led to various roles both on the school campus and in the community of Tracy. In addition to helping students manuever their way through the windy roads of academic, career, and personal/social needs, I coordinate our Internship Program for all seniors and teach four classes one day a week focusing on the 21st Century workplace skills. I love how each school day is unpredictable and I often wish it wouldn’t go by so quickly.

My husband John and I have been married for 24 years and we have a 13 year old daughter who is just beginning her high school years. When I’m not spending time with my family and friends, you can find me happily pursuing my hobbies which include reading, running, traveling, and cooking.

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Greetings! My name is Lauren Moore and I am a High School Counselor at Millennium. This is my 5th year as a member of the TLC family, and I truly enjoy working with our students and families, and assisting them through academic and personal challenges and triumphs alongside my amazing colleagues. I wear many hats in my job as a Counselor, including Scholarship Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, CSF Adviser, and College Bound Club Adviser. I also serve students through coordinating school-wide events with my department, classroom guidance, and one-on-one advising. I have a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Before becoming a counselor, I was a peer adviser, group tutor, and teacher – education is a passion of mine and I strive to help my students be the best they can be as they navigate high school, and work toward their goals for what comes after. I have been married for just over a year to Scott, who is a science teacher and beekeeper, and believe it or not, we have thousands of pets…bees! In my free time, I enjoy hiking and being outdoors, yoga, dance and crafts of all kinds. Please feel free to reach out through email at Lmoore@tracylc.net if I can be of assistance to you and your student. Thank you!

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My name is Warren Snell and I am the Director of Technology at TLC. I have had the pleasure of working at TLC school for 13 years. During that time I have worn many hats. Along with my Masters in Education Technology, I am credentialed to teach in Primary and Discovery as well as Math at the high school. While I have taught elsewhere, it is the unique opportunities that have made TLC my home for so long. Over the years we had visitors from around the world visit as we led the way in the use of Project based learning, Chromebooks in the classroom and small group instruction. It is that type of freedom and innovation that have led to such success within our school. I relish to be a part of what the next 13 years hold for our students.

Important News and Announcments

Another successful golf tournament in the books! We raised over $11,000 for athletics, which helps cover the costs of field rentals, officials, and equipment maintenance, among the various expenses throughout the year. Thank you to our sponsors and participants for all your support and contributions! Next year we hope to make it even better. The players have spoken and next years tournament will likely be held at either the Tracy Country Club or Manteca Park Golf Course on Sunday September 22nd, 2019!

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First place team earned trophies and a foursome for Dublin Ranch! Our last place team earned binoculars to help find their ball, while longest drive and closest to the pin won $100 gift cards for the pro shop.

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Thank you to the following for sponsoring a golf cart: Lauren Ibarra Fitness, Leisa Mendez, Del Monuel, Anchor Transfer, Dr. Baldini of Sacramento State, and Taylor Farms!

Parents 4 TLC

Thank you to all the parents that came out to our September Parents 4 TLC meeting. It was great to see some new faces and meet some new incoming parents. We are excited to see our group growing, so thank you!

We had a very productive meeting! We discussed Wacky Wallet Wednesday, Box Tops and our upcoming Movie Night!!
Wacky Wallet was very successful and a great time! It was nice to get out the locations and meet new parents for coffee and lunch, and after school picked up the kids for pizza and gelato while running into old friends and making new ones!! Can’t wait for the next one in February. We will keep you posted of the date and locations as the time gets closer. If there is a restaurant that you think we HAVE to go to, let us know!!
Now for the fun stuff, the TOTALS!!! Barista’s had $500 in sales that our flyers accompanied, 20% of that is $100 earned for the school! Mountain Mike’s had $784.10 that our flyers accompanied, earning the school $156.82!! The Upper Room had approximately $500 in sales accompanied by our flyers, earning the school $100. Aldo’s Gelato had an amazing $691.07 that our flyers accompanied, earning $138.21, BUT Mike, owner of Aldo’s has sweetened the donation and added $25 earning the school a total of $163.21. Total earned was $520.03!!! Not bad for our first one, thank you everyone who supported!
Box Tops Contest ends today!! We will be collecting and counting all the Box Tops next week (only valid Box Tops will count) and the winner will be announced shortly after that!! If you still have Box Tops that you haven’t submitted, don’t worry! We will be holding one more contest before the end of the year. Last contest we earned $369.50 for the school. It is our goal to hit $1,000 this year, and with all of your help we know we can do it! Those who volunteered to help clip and count, we will be in touch soon!!
Friday, October 12th is our next Outdoor Family Movie Night and we will be showing Coco! Doors will open at 6 pm, movie will start at 6:30. Current high school address 1904 Corrall Hollow Road. Concessions will be available for purchase, hot dogs, nachos with chili this time by request, soda, water and, of course, HOT popcorn. We will be raffling off some great baskets provided by all the Primary classrooms, as well as a 50/50 raffle! So make sure to bring your small bills!! There will be a limited section for people needing/wanting to bring chairs to sit in, otherwise please make sure to bring a blanket to sit on. They might have the windmills turned on 😉 so be sure to bring a jacket or blanket to keep warm.
Just a reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly. Please make sure you are labeling your child’s jacket!!

Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school:

www.smile.amazon.com and select Tracy Learning Center (not available on mobile devices)

www.officedepot.com will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase)

Our next meeting is Monday, October 15th at 6:30 in P2.

CARLINE

Dear Parents,
“Car Line” is still causing everyone an inconvenience this year, as this week was worst than most for 2018! It is the 8th week of school and it has already been parents need to go get in “Car Line and go “South on Mae” to drop off their students!!! This being a TWO WAY Stop, instead of a Four way Stop makes it extremely difficult, as your fellow teachers…Staff & Our Beloved Crossing Guards can only do so much to prevent a tragic event from happening!!!
Please take this as a friendly reminder and a HUGE “Thank You” to all parents that are still following ALL traffic laws to keep everyone safe. Concerns will once again be addressed with the Tracy Police Department as well!
Also, “Thank You” to the parents that reached out to The Tracy Learning Center. We here are hoping to solve this problem with “Car Line” soon with everyone’s help and cooperation!
Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and
showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically…Especially with this hot weather this week!

New Board Member Position Opening

If you are interested in interviewing for a position as a member of the TLC Board of directors, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the front office at the Beverly site. The Board is seeking one member for its nine-member board. The terms for this position are unlimited. The Board meets once a month on the second Monday of the month.

Reminders:

Homecoming 2018 “60s” Theme

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Parade Day

Dismissal times – PCS 1pm

DCS 1:30pm

MHS 12:30pm (Mid-terms)

Staging Corner of Central and 6th St. @ 2pm

Parade begins at 3pm

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Upcoming Picture Days

All re-takes are on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Very Risky Driving at morning drop off and afternoon pick up

We continue to have some very unsafe drop offs of students with parents stopping illegally, holding up traffic and letting children run across the street with the risk of oncoming traffic. Please, we beg you – Slow down and protect your child from injury or worse by safely pulling over and encouraging your child to only cross in the cross walks when safe to cross.

Next Parents Club Meeting

Monday, October 15 at 6:30pm in P2

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We are all getting very excited for homecoming week.
Inital Phase
The theme this year is the 1960’s and Primary is doing “The Man on the Moon” — more specifically Kindergarten will be doing “stars.” Parade day is Wednesday, October 3rd and will take place in downtown Tracy at 3:00.
Additionally, we will have a 1:00 dismissal this day.
All students are welcome to walk in the parade AS LONG AS the have returned the permission slip ahead of time.
As part of our homecoming celebration we will have a spirit week next week where students have a different dress up theme each day.
Monday: Camo Day, Tuesday: Blue & Gold Day, Wednesday: Space Day, Thursday: Tie-Dye Day, Friday: Black & Gold Day

Phase One

Our first AR goal period has come to an end! Congratulations to all the students that met their goal and get to go to their classroom’s AR party next week. All students in AR will retake the Star Reading Test next week and receive a new reading level. Our next AR goal is due November 9th.

We will be wrapping up our Native American unit next week. So far they have learned about 3 different regions of Native Americans. They have discussed the types of homes they live in, the food they eat and made several crafts.

October is a busy month! One thing that is happening is the TLC Family Movie night. Each class is creating a gift basket and they will be raffled off at the movie night. P3’s theme is Family Game Night, P4’s theme is BBQ Picnic and P5’s theme is Coffee Time. If you have any item to donate that would be great!

This week Phase 2 students continued their study of the 50 states. We also learned about the 4 regions of California. Did you know our own Centra Valley produces 99% of the country’s almonds?! We are also always hard at work on projects…here are pictures of some of the work from Phase 2 students.

Don’t forget that Wednesday is an early release day and our Homecoming parade! There will be NO after school homework support that day.

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Important Dates:

Monday, October 1st: Science Camp Forms Due

Wednesday, October 3rd: Early Release Day at 1:30 for Homecoming Parade
Tuesday, October 9th: Picture Re-Takes

Friday, October 12th: $350 Payment for Science Camp due to Ms. Connie or Ms. Ramirez in the front office (checks made payable to Tracy Learning Center- we also accept cash and credit card payments)
DCS Survival Tip:

We understand that no one is born with great organizational skills — these skills have to be learned and repeatedly practiced over time. Being organized is key to being successful in Discovery! We want to thank parents who have put in place systems to help their children stay organized. We have noticed that having a folder system for each class is a popular one that is working for a majority of the kids. Binders are nice, but can become bulky and heavy over time, especially if not cleaned out on a regular basis.

Once home, it is important that kids know how to create a daily after school to-do list to help them prioritize tasks/assignments and manage their time effectively.

“Being organized helps me to find homework faster so I don’t waste time. Last year, I only had two folders and it got very cluttered, so this year I have a folder for each subject. I put my folders in order of my classes so I only have to pull out what I need” – Jayme A. (6th Grade)

 

“My filing system works for me because I don’t lose important papers. I keep all of the stuff that is not due in the back and anything I need to do that day or for homework that night, I keep in front. My tip is to clean out your backpack every week to keep it as light as possible” – Malakai (5th Grade)

Science Camp Update:

We just wanted to clear the air because some parts have heard a rumor that we were canceling Science Camp due to low numbers to attend- we are NOT canceling Science Camp. Staff were making phone calls to parents of students who have not submitted a packet because we needed to submit out final head count. We also needed to show the County we had numbers to fill a majority of the spots in our reservation so we didn’t have to share the site with another school.

-Mrs. Theall, Ms. Sabedra, Ms. T and Coach Balsamo (from MHS) will be the staff attending Science Camp -with the kids. We will also be bringing with us 20 MHS students to act as camp cabin counselors.

-Remaining teachers will stay at school to host a week of Stay Camp here at our TLC school site for students not attending away camp at Joan’s Gulch.

A Glance into Classrooms:

Social Studies: Ms. Sabedra
5/6 students turned in their notebook covers and they look amazing! Most students chose to create a ‘Space Race’ themed cover, but there were many other great topics, like Women’s Rights, Integration/Segregation, Communism, & Presidents of the 60’s, chosen as well.

 

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Math: Mrs. Zuniga

Varsity: Our class has begun talking about time and elapsed time. The students have learned 3 types of elapsed time problems. They are learning how to tell how long an event lasted, when an event started, and lastly when an event ended. The students have been doing well with all our concepts so far, but are ready and excited to begin learning about fractions next week.

Scholastic: Our class is finishing off multiplying fractions this week and will be taking another quiz on Friday to show their mastery of the concept. Students have learned different strategies to solve fraction operations and are loving that they are learning new ways to solve these problems. Our class is very excited to begin dividing fractions starting Monday and can’t wait to finish off the fraction portion of Unit One.

Honors: Honors class has finished all operations of decimals as well as converting decimals to fractions. We began discussing percents and their relationships to decimals and fractions. Our class began discussing how percents relate to the real-world. Students will begin learning about interest on Monday. We cannot wait to discuss interest and real-world application of percents.

 

Music: Mr. Dougherty
Fifth and six grade discovery students are outside composing their street busking routines for Mr. Dougherty’s music class. The ensembles are made up of groups using found objects, such as buckets and cardboard boxes, body percussion, boom whackers, and voice.

 

Math: Ms. T

Varsity: A fun way to learn speed and fluency of math facts is to play games. Our class really enjoys playing Math War. We are working very hard to gain speed and accuracy of our Math Facts to make Math feel more enjoyable and successful.

Scholastic: We are wrapping up Unit One on Fractions and we will be taking our first Unit test on Tuesday, October 2nd. This test will consist of Finding LCM and GCF with Factor Trees, Add/Subtract Fractions with common and unlike denominators and operations of multiplying and dividing with fraction.

Honors: We wrapped up Units 1 and 2 with back to back Unit Tests. Our class averages were strong with 86% for Unit 1 and 80.7% for Unit 2. Our class is on their way to Unit 3 and were introduced to Integers on Tuesday.

CARLINE

Dear Parents,
“Car Line” is still causing everyone an inconvenience this year, as this week was worst than most for 2018! It is the 8th week of school and it has already been parents need to go get in “Car Line and go “South on Mae” to drop off their students!!! This being a TWO WAY Stop, instead of a Four way Stop makes it extremely difficult, as your fellow teachers…Staff & Our Beloved Crossing Guards can only do so much to prevent a tragic event from happening!!!
Please take this as a friendly reminder and a HUGE “Thank You” to all parents that are still following ALL traffic laws to keep everyone safe. Concerns will once again be addressed with the Tracy Police Department as well!
Also, “Thank You” to the parents that reached out to The Tracy Learning Center. We here are hoping to solve this problem with “Car Line” soon with everyone’s help and cooperation!
Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and
showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically…Especially with this hot weather this week!

-Homecoming is NEXT WEEK! 10/1-10/5

-The parade will take place on Wednesday 10/3 at 3pm

– Students are bringing home flyers with detailed information about the parade! Please look out for this information!

CJSF:

-Shout out to Ms. Dominguez’s homeroom for winning the CSJF Animal Shelter donation! This week those students were rewarded with an ice cream party!

Language Arts:

Mrs. Cerezo’s Language Arts classes are focusing on figurative language this week. Students are learning various types such as, simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. They are then connecting these ideas to the novel we are reading, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.

Please remember to check your student’s agenda for their Language Arts grade. Students write in their updated grade each week.

In Mrs. Ernst’s Language Arts class we are continuing with our novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, as well as working on writing, grammar and the concept of Art from the 1960’s in Humanities.
Just a reminder- all of the students in this class have homework every week. They receive new vocabulary words every Monday, as well as receiving an essay prompt weekly. If you student says they do not have any homework, please ask them if they have completed these tasks and know what their vocabulary words mean.

Math:

Mrs. King’s classes:

Varsity has completed their first unit. Their unit final was Thursday, September 27th. For the past two weeks they have been participating in Math Olympiad problem solving as a group. I am impressed with how well they have been working together to solve these problems.

Honors has completed their first unit and is now involved in “real geometry”, a chapter called Reasoning and Proof. We have dabbled in constructions, using protractors and compasses to create geometrical figures.

Scholastic is plugging away mastering the intro skills needed for Algebra success. We are progressing into some difficult, but necessary concepts for Algebra success. Scholastic has also been involved in Math Olympiad problem solving. I was impressed with some of their dogged determination to find the solutions.

Science:

In ⅞ Science, we are wrapping up the first academic pentathlon unit on light with a discussion of “Color” as a part of the visible light spectrum. Next up is the second unit of Optics!

Social Studies:

Students worked extra hard this week in Social Studies getting ready for their Unit 1 Test. They continued their game of Heads Up: Falcon Edition with the 8th Grade Nests taking the lead in their classrooms. Mr. Liew’s Homeroom participated in a Buzzer Game to showcase all that they have learned this unit. Congratulations to the Amur students in that class that smoked all the other Nests!

MHS Counseling News

 

Millennium High School – Homecoming Week

Millennium’s Homecoming Rally (Tuesday October 2nd at 10:15am).

Powderpuff will also take place on Tuesday night (October 2nd). The game begins at 7:15pm at Tracy High School. The cost for admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Concessions will be sold.

Homecoming Parade (Wednesday October 3rd). The parade begins at 3:00pm in downtown Tracy.

Saturday (October 6th) we have a Tailgate in the MHS parking lot from 4pm to 5pm. There is no cost for admission. We will have hot dogs, music, face painting and poster making stations to create a huge spirit section for the game.

Homecoming Game at West High School. Saturday night (October 6th) JV starts at 5:00pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Usual admission fees apply.

Homecoming Dance under the tent at the MHS campus Saturday (Oct. 6th) after the game ends. No students will be admitted before the game has ended. The dance is free.

 

Millennium High School – Midterms Schedule

Midterms are taking place next week, Wednesday 10/3 through Friday 10/5. Please see the schedule below to see when your student is to be present at school depending on what classes they are currently enrolled in.

Wednesday October 3

8:15-10:15am: English

10:30-12:30pm: Science

Thursday October 4

8:15-10:15am: Math

10:30-12:30: Spanish

Friday October 5

8:15-10:15am: Social Studies

10:30-12:30: Life Skills/Makeup Tests

 

Calling All Non-Profit Organizations!

Millennium High School will be hosting its 11th Annual Community Service Fair on October 26, 2018. Students are given an opportunity to network and establish community service contacts with local non-profit organizations. Past organizations that have participated in our community service fair include Boys and Girls Club, Grand Theatre for the Arts, Give Every Child a Chance, and Tracy Chamber of Commerce. If you know of a non-profit organization that would like to participate please contact Mr. Gomar in the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email mgomar@tracylc.net

Millennium High School Senior Presentation – Class of 2019

MHS counselors visited with the Senior Class of 2019 for an informative update on all subjects related to graduation and their Senior year. For the full presentation, please see the following link:

http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Senior-Presentation-Part-1-2018-19-15.pdf

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MHS Interact Club reads to TK students

In support of Education and Literacy month, Millennium Interact Club student leaders visited the TLC T-K classroom for a read-in session! It was a small, but mighty group of listeners to end the day.

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Saturday Tours at the UC Santa Cruz Campus this Fall!

 

 

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UCSC Admissions will host annual Saturday Tours on October 20 and November 10, 2018. These student-led campus tours provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a student panel and an all-walking campus tour.On the tours, students and families come see the beautiful campus and learn more about the exceptional academic experience and co-curricular opportunities that UC Santa Cruz offers! For students who cannot visit the campus this fall, we offer an online virtual tour featuring the voices of our outstanding student tour guides, and offered in five languages.Session times are available at 10:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. Please let your students know that reservations for all campus tours must be made in advance online.

For questions about Saturday Tours or the virtual tour, please contact our Campus Tours Office at visits@ucsc.edu or 831.459.4118.

 

Millennium High School Cross Country

Here are some pictures from the MHS Cross Country Teams and their league meet Thursday September 27th at ROP.

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Celebrating great sportsmanship between teams.

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Millennium High School Cross Country Varsity Girl’s and Varsity Boy’s getting first place in their first league meet of the season.

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Sept. 21, 2018                                                                                                                     Vol 7

Virginia Stewart

 

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Hello, I am Lisa Van Scoy I am the Preschool Program Director, I started here three years ago as the Toddler Teacher and was asked to lead the program a short time later. Leading our amazing preschool teaching team has been a huge privilege and we have accomplished a lot! In our time together, we’ve expanded the program to provide for even more students, received our first ever quality rating, and secured a spot as a Best of Tracy, preschool.

If you ever visit our Grant Line campus you will most likely see me bouncing between our two preschool classrooms or singing and dancing with a group of our youngest learners!

 

 

sdsdHi! My name is Sheree Parker and I am one of the TK teachers. The TK team has made the transition to lead teacher an easy one as they are a great, supportive team. I have been working at TLC for 5 years, mostly in kindergarten. I have learned so much since I have been working here and I know I have gained so much knowledge and tools to help me be successful. There are so many opportunities at TLC to help like I am the Cross Country Coach at Millennium for the past 3 years. I am able to use my knowledge and love for track and field to help the student-athletes to reach their full potential. Outside of TLC, I am the director of a youth track club called God Speed.  I am a mother of 3 sons, of which 2 are in high school and one is grown with 2 kids of his own.  It has been a long journey, but finally, I have completed all my requirements to obtain my teaching credential and Masters Degree in Education.

 

 

 

 

Important Info

New Board Member Position Opening

If you are interested in interviewing for a position as a member of the TLC Board of directors, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the front office at the Beverly site.   The Board is seeking one member for its nine-member board.  The terms for this position are unlimited.  The Board meets once a month on the second Monday of the month.

 

Reminders:

 

Homecoming 2018 “60s” Theme

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Parade Day

Dismissal times –   PCS 1pm

DCS 1:30pm

Staging Corner of Central and 6th St.  @ 2pm

Parade begins at 3pm

 

Hearing Van

We will have our yearly Hearing Van Visit on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. All Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th and 10th Graders will have their hearing tested.

 

 

Upcoming Picture Days

 

All re-takes are on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

 

Lunch Menu – Week Sept. 24 – 28

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs – Baked Potato Bar

Fri – Beef Hotdog

 

 

PCS

P2 is going to have many fun and exciting events with the change of the season. Homecoming is an event that the whole school looks forward to each year. The theme this year is the 1960’s and Primary is doing “The Man on the Moon” — more specifically Kindergarten will be doing “stars.” Parade day is Wednesday, October 3rd and will take place in downtown Tracy at 3:00. Additionally, we will have a 1:00 dismissal this day. Another fun event will be our TLC Family Movie Night on October 12th. The movie, Coco, will begin at 7:00 AND there will be a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets, and concessions for purchase. Our classroom is putting together a raffle basket and are asking for donations. The theme of our P2 basket is READING CORNER. See fliers for more information.

Phase One

This week Phase One continued writing paragraphs in Writer’s Workshop and learning about Native Americans in Social Studies.

AR GOALS: By now you might have heard your student mention something about an AR goal. Students that are in AR were given a goal several weeks ago based on their reading level. They then have to read books in their reading level and take quizzes on them to receive points towards their goal. Quizzes can only be taken at school and after a student has read their book 3 times (once for a chapter book).  We are now approaching the end of our first AR goal period, in fact there is ONE week left to meet AR goals. Each class will have their own AR party for those students that reach their AR goal the following week.

 

Phase 2 students are hard at work on their geography unit in Social Studies.  P8 competed their state reports, P7 and P6 finished their “Me on the Map” projects.  While all three classes follow the same curriculum, the pace of our lesson and projects varies from class to class.  P7 is currently working on state reports and P6 is creating a US map puzzle.  Next week we will all focus on our great state of California!  This is a great time to discuss the different places you have been in our state.  We will learn about the symbols, regions, landmarks and different landforms of our great Golden State!

 

 

DCS

5/6 Discovery

Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, September 28th: Scrapbook Cover Page Due to homeroom teachers

Monday, October 1st– Science Camp Packet of Forms Due

Wednesday, October 3rd– DCS Early Dismissal 1:30 PM and TLC Homecoming Parade in downtown Tracy starts at 3:00

Friday, October 12thScience Camp fee of $350 due- payable by checks made out to TLC, cash or credit card

 

A Sneak Peek into Classrooms

Technology- Ms. Ferguson: In Honors the students are being introduced to Google Docs and creating a to go menu for a restaurant that they created!

In Varsity the students are applying their Google Slides skills to create a presentation about their favorite activity!

 

Language Arts- Ms. Christensen: This week in Language Arts Honors continued work on diagramming a sentence for subject and predicate and Scholastic began learning to diagram a sentence for subject and predicate.  Varsity is working on different types of verbs (auxiliary, linking, and helping).  All groups worked on creating a plot map for a chapter we read this week in L.A.

 

In Humanities we reviewed all areas of our music unit and took the final.

 

Physical Education: With the new school year underway, students are having a blast in PE playing Rookie Rugby, Lacrosse and Soccer! Please be on the lookout in “Aeries” for “Grade Updates” each week as Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday and Coach Williams’ classes just took their first test this past Friday, September 14th.

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying

 

“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!

 

Thank You!!!

-DCS PE Staff

 

Geography- Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga: Students had many questions about the White House, so all classes decided to further our curiosity by watching a tour of the White House, led by First Lady, Mrs. Kennedy from the 1960’s.  We then explored what the White House looked like in modern times and compared the decades of transformation.  This led us into a discussion about the 50 states and where they are located. We both are so excited with where our classes have taken us and we decided that exploring all of the 50 states/capitals together will vastly expand our knowledge.

 

Social Studies- Ms. Sabedra: This week in 5/6 social studies students have been working on creating notebook covers about what we’ve learned so far this year. I’m seeing so many students show amazing creativity and impressive art skills. They’re looking great and I can’t wait to see the finished products!

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7th/8th

General Updates:

  • For any 7/8 grade students interested in attending our Washington D.C. trip planned for Spring Break 2019: There is an informational meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:30-6:00 in Ms. Sabedra’s room (D-8).
  • Homecoming is coming up! Homecoming Week begins October 1st!

 

CJSF:

WOW!!!! What a grand success DCS had with our Donation Drive for the Tracy Animal shelter! This was also CJSF’s biggest donation drive to date! We are so grateful and proud of the kids and their families who worked together to make this happen. The Tracy Animal Shelter is going to be blown away by our delivery. With my office now back to normal, but my van stuffed and ready to go, I can’t wait to see what we accomplish and give back to our community next!

~ Mrs. Prescott, DCS Counselor and CJSF Adviser

 

(Below are some pictures of our CJSF students, as well as all of the donated items!)

 

 

 

Social Studies:

This week, students took a trip back to the 1700’s and learned all about our early American history! We started off the week by discussing how the Great Awakening gave the colonists the desire to question the King’s authority and the courage needed to stand up to the Monarchy to fight for their rights. Students compared and contrasted the lifestyle of the colonists with those living in England and how those differences led to the colonists need for independence. Monday through Wednesday our Scholastic and Honors students reviewed their vocabulary for the 60’s the first ten minutes of class by playing “Heads Up: Falcon’s Edition” and the Kestrel Students in Ms. Dominguez homeroom are on a 3-day winning streak! Students did receive a study guide for the upcoming Unit 1 Test that will be on Friday, September 28th. Good luck to all the students and GO NINERS!

PE:

With the new school year underway, students are having a blast in PE playing Rookie Rugby, Lacrosse and Soccer! Please be on the lookout in “Aeries” for “Grade Updates” each week as Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday and Coach Williams’ classes just took their first test this past Friday, September 14th.

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!

 

Language Arts:

In Mrs. Cerezo’s Language Arts classes the students are testing their knowledge of the periods of art that we have begun to study. Each student has prepared a mini-presentation or a “broadcast” that demonstrates their understanding of their assigned period of art. Students have been very creative in their work!

 

Students are also preparing for their third debate of the year. This one poses the question, “Should football be played in high school?” We are eager to see where this debate takes us and how our debate skills have improved since the start of the year.

 

Also, parents please check your students agendas each week for their Language Arts grade. Students are given their updated grade weekly on their nest card and are asked to record it in their agenda as well.

 

Math:

Pictured Below: Mrs. King’s Scholastic class demonstrates their understanding of expressions by creating expressions that are equal to the numbers on a clock.

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Science:

Seventh and eighth grade science have started working on the first Academic Pentathlon unit. Students are wrapping up Part 1 of our unit on Light, and very excited to make their way through the following unit on Optics to get to the very popular subject of lasers. Parents, please note that the three Academic Pentathlon units are very notes-intensive. Students will have little to no homework during this time, and mostly be working on maintaining their science notebook.

 

 

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MHS Counseling News

Calling All Non-Profit Organizations!

Millennium High School will be hosting its 11th Annual Community Service Fair on October 26, 2018. Students are given an opportunity to network and establish community service contacts with local non-profit organizations. Past organizations that have participated in our community service fair include Boys and Girls Club, Grand Theatre for the Arts, Give Every Child a Chance, and Tracy Chamber of Commerce. If you know of a non-profit organization that would like to participate please contact Mr. Gomar in the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email mgomar@tracylc.net

 

 

Fieldtrip to 14th Annual Construction Trades Fair & Amazon Fulfillment Center

Millennium High School student’s grades 11th & 12th visited the 14th Annual Construction Trades Fair in Stockton and the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy on Friday September 14, 2018. The students were able to participate in demonstrations at the construction fair and got a behind the scenes look at the Amazon Fulfillment Center.

 

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Saturday Tours at the UC Santa Cruz Campus this Fall!

 

 

UCSC Admissions will host annual Saturday Tours on October 20 and November 10, 2018.

These student-led campus tours provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a student panel and an all-walking campus tour.

On the tours, students and families come see the beautiful campus and learn more about the exceptional academic experience and co-curricular opportunities that UC Santa Cruz offers! For students who cannot visit the campus this fall, we offer an online virtual tour featuring the voices of our outstanding student tour guides, and offered in five languages.

Session times are available at 10:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. Please let your students know that reservations for all campus tours must be made in advance online.

For questions about Saturday Tours or the virtual tour, please contact our Campus Tours Office at visits@ucsc.edu or 831.459.4118.

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PSAT Testing –Sign up today!

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7:30am-11:30am. Sign-ups for the PSAT have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the Millennium High School Counseling Office (Room A-2). For questions, please call the Millennium High School Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

 

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