TLC Newsletter for the week of March 23rd 2015…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Mar. 23, 2015                                                                                                           No.31

Virginia’s Voice

Happy and safe spring break to all our TLC family!!

Misc. Announcements

Illnesses

Just a reminder if your student is ill and unable to attend school please calls Kay Fagundes at (209)831-5240 or email kfagundes@tracylc.net . Students should not return to school until their symptoms subside and he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hrs. We have had so many sick children at school and the majority of these illnesses are highly contagious

We are also very proud of our MHS Leadership students who along with their student body collected 586 pounds of food to donate to the Tracy Interfaith. We received a very nice thank you letter from the Director of Tracy Interfaith.

ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS!!!

Primary Charter

Primary Charter, Tracy Learning Center, is currently planning our 1st annual Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for our education program. We would like to raise funds to help us with supplies, educational tools, technology and field trips. We are currently seeking sponsorships for our event t-shirts. We would like to supply a t-shirt to each participant that will display their “race day bib,” keeping track of how many laps they complete on the front. On the back of the shirt each of our proud sponsor’s logos will be printed!

On behalf of Primary Charter, we would like to invite your company to help promote our youth’s healthy, active lifestyles by being a proud sponsor of this event. We are asking for a $200 donation to help us purchase our shirts and sponsor our 1stannual Jog-A-Thon. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at kvigil@tracylc.net or call me at 209-831-5240.

Our egg hunt was so much fun!  Thank you to Kindergarten parents for helping to ensure that our hunt was a success.  All students in Initial Phase were aloud to find 18 eggs!  That is amazing!  Over break, be sure to rest, relax, and have fun.  Remember to read and practice math facts each day to help us with a productive transition on April 13th
Phase 1 students got through the final stretch and made it to Spring Break!!  There was a lot of assessing and reviewing this past week and we are amazed at how much our students know and what they have accomplished!  Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the Parent-Student Conferences. It is always a rewarding experience to be able to share with the parents what their student is capable of.  P1 students got creative with spring writing prompts and made a caterpillar project out of their writings.  The Vocabulary Challenge was exciting and we had 6 deserving winners.  P8 students had fun writing about what they are going to do on spring break.  They also created many amazing spring crafts. Both classes had a blast at the Easter Egg Hunt.  Thank you for all the egg donations!  Have a safe, relaxing spring break!!! 
Phase 2 students truly impressed everyone with their science fair projects!  We have some very creative and innovative scientists.  It was a perfect wrap-up to our trimester of science.  Thank you to all the parents who attended conferences this week…the relationship between parents and teachers is vital and our conferences are very valuable.  Please note that some students have binders that are in bad shape…consider purchasing a new binder for your child so that they can start trimester 3 organized and ready! Have a fantastic two weeks off!

Discovery Charter

TDAP Vaccine

A required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine. All students entering 7th – 12th grades in the coming school year must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th – 11th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school this school in the coming year.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up to date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

DCS Charter Chatter:

Star Student:

Congratulations to Carrie Weiss for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of April 10th, 2015. Carrie always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around her. The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand and help anyone who needs help.

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes have begun their journey into the American Revolution.

Science Olympiad is Saturday the 28th Can’t wait to see how the kids do…..they have put in a lot of work for this Academic Competition!! Thank you Ms. Pelaez and all the Olympiad volunteers for your time and effort!!

Save the Date – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Poetry Fest

This year’s Poetry Fest will be the Evening of 4/15.  Come and hear some great original poetry from this year’s 5th and 6th grade students.  You can even share some of your own.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to help out, please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.

Have a great Spring Break!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

Mrs. U: In Mrs.U’s Algebra 1 class they are finishing up their unit on Quadratic Equations.

Mrs. King: In Mrs. Kings Pre-algebra class they are learning how to solve square roots.

Ms. Barrett: In Ms. Barrett’s Science class the students are preparing to take their unit test on Ionic and Covalent bonding.

Mr. Warmerdam: In Social Studies students are finishing up an Expansion of the United States poster project.

Mrs. Sierra & Mrs. Saldana: In English students are learning how use figurative language in their writing and they are beginning a Poetry unit.

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter March 27, 2015

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  **Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.**

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 Duke Summer Academy for High School Students 2015

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students.  Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply. Programs include The Global Entrepreneur:  learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market; The Global Healer:  learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine; & The Global Leader:  learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

UCLA High School Summer Program

During the summer, UCLA offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them. Your students can enroll in academic courses where they will study alongside UCLA students on our beautiful campus or online. They can also select one of our precollege Summer Institutes in art, politics, science, and more. Most of these Summer Institutes offer a residential plan that includes supervision, lodging, and meals. For more information call 310.825.4101 or email info@summer.ucla.edu or visit www.summer.ucla.edu

Sacramento State Summer Academies for High School Students

Sacramento State is offering weeklong academies this summer so high school students can explore exciting careers, make new friends and discover new interests. Here is the schedule of offerings for 2015:

Week 1: June 22 – 26:

Health Careers 101

Forensics

Fire Academy

Get Bright With Biotech: The Biology of Glow

Intro to Engineering & Robotics

Civic Duty

Theater and Performing Arts

Week 2: July 13 – July 17:

Intermediate Engineering & Robotics

Forensics

Fashion Academy

Law Enforcement

Multimedia Journalism

To see the complete schedule and to apply online, go to www.cce.csus.edu/acads, or call to learn more at 916.278.6249.

 

Community Service

Attention students!! Please check your community service hours to ensure all hours have been entered. Remember to make your own copy of your community service hours prior to turning them in. Please be aware of the following deadlines for community service hours.

Seniors Hours are due May 1st by 2:00pm

Community Service Block Letter Hours are due Monday April 13th by 2:00pm

9th-11th Grade Hours are due June 26th, 2015 by 12:30pm (last day of fast track)

Snack Club is in need of volunteers in the afternoon. If you are interested please see Cindy in the kitchen or go to the counseling office for a snack club volunteer form.

If you need community service hours please stop by the counseling office to see the most updated list of volunteer opportunities or to sign up for an opportunity.

College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

Cappex Online Event – Understanding Your Awards Letter

Register today to attend the FREE online event, Understanding Your Award Letter, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5pm Central Time! Cappex invites students, parents/guardians, and counselors to attend this informational session that will break down the ins and outs of college award letters. Have your questions answered before making a final decision by May 1st – National Decision Day!

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance to the following Colleges and Universities:

San Jose State University

Matthew Leal

Renee Cifra

Elias Ketema

Sacramento State University

Renee Cifra

Isabela Pante

Sabrina Latifi

Elias Ketema

Briana Vargas

Alexa Basurto

University of the Pacific

Erin McKague – Provost Scholarship $4,000 renewable annually

Renee Cifra – President’s Scholarship $6,500 renewable annually

Long Beach State University

Erin McKague

San Diego State University

Renee Cifra

California State University: Chico

Renee Cifra

San Francisco State University

Renee Cifra

Sabrina Latifi

CSU: Los Angeles

Elias Ketema

 

CSU: East Bay

Elias Ketema

Sabrina Latifi

 

Northeastern University

Renee Cifra

UC Santa Barbara

Erin McKague

UC Santa Cruz

Erin Mc Kague

UC Irvine

Jen Pereira

 

UC Merced

Isabela Pante

 

CSU: Monterey Bay

Jessica Sierra Ornelas

 

 

Wells College

Perrillen Zuniga

Deans Award – $15,000 scholarship per year

Colorado State University

Sahar Mojaddidi

Hawai’I Pacific University

Briana Vargas

University of Hawaii – Hilo

Briana Vargas

Sierra Nevada College

Rheagan Higbe

Academy of Art University

Rheagan Higbe

St. Johns University

Elias Ketema

 

 

 

 

Senior Info

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the homepage of the MHS Counseling and select Financial Aid/ Scholarships page at www.tracylc.net  or click on http://tracylc.net/financial-aid–scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

Other News

Attention all college bound Juniors!!!!San Francisco National College Fair – Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 1:30-4:30pm at the Cow Palace Arena in Daily City, CA. Parking at the Cow Palace is $15.00 CASH ONLY.   However, attendees of the event may present their paid parking ticket to the Box Office (which is located in the Box Office Ticket Lobby – the first area you will enter when coming into the Arena) where they can receive a $5.00 refund on their parking fee. Visit www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent to register for the fair.

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TLC Newsletter for the week of March 16th…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Mar. 20, 2015                                                                                                           No.30

Virginia’s Voice

It is truly a good thing when parents have met with teachers and are still not satisfied with the result that they ask for an appointment to speak to me.  I appreciate the willingness to share the concern and to explain what has taken place.  It is a good time for me to mediate and help the teacher understand what he or she could be doing differently to rectify the situation in the future.

I believe that we have teachers who are on spectrum of experience here at TLC.  I also believe that starting out as a new teacher is a daunting task and I believe if I am seeing progress and growth, there is good reason to continue to help that teacher improve and grow into what excellence in teaching is here at TLC.

A good friend reminded me that the most important job of a director is to protect the vision and to be sure that over time the staff is reinforcing the cultural norms and vision for our schools.  In addition to promote personal growth directors need to have patience and use encouragement when that growth is evident.

We will always strive to provide excellence in education for our students and we will do all that we can do to support new teachers on their journey to excellence

Misc. Announcements

Illnesses

Just a reminder if your student is ill and unable to attend school please calls Kay Fagundes at (209)831-5240 or email kfagundes@tracylc.net . Students should not return to school until their symptoms subside and he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hrs. We have had so many sick children at school and the majority of these illnesses are highly contagious.

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Day Picture Day will be on Friday, March 27th. Picture Information will be coming home approximately 2 weeks prior to this date.

Funds Raised from Recent Pennies for Patients Event

Congratulations on all the hard work and success with our recent Pennies for Patients Fund Raiser which was managed by our MHS Leadership Class and  their teacher, Mrs. Grant (Powers).

PCS raised $323.08

DCS raised $69.80

MHS raised $233.54

Strong work! We are proud of you!

We are also very proud of our MHS Leadership students who along with their student body collected 586 pounds of food to donate to the Tracy Interfaith. We received a very nice thank you letter from the Director of Tracy Interfaith.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  March 23 – March 27

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  – Chicken Corn Dog

Thurs. – Bake Potato Bar

Fri. –  Beef or Cheese Enchilada

Primary Charter

EGGStravaganza!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

2:30-3:00

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our Egg hunt is coming up Friday, March 27, 2015 from 2:30-3:00.

We are still looking for suggested donations of one dozen solid colored plastic eggs filled with non-chocolate candy or small trinkets and scotch- taped shut.  If you are able to contribute we would like to have all the eggs turned in by Monday, March 23rd so that we will have enough time to sort and prepare the eggs for the hunt.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Primary Charter Staff

Discovery Charter

TDAP Vaccine

A required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine. All students entering 7th – 12th grades in the coming school year must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th – 11th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school this school in the coming year.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up to date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

DCS Charter Chatter:

Star Student:

Congratulations to Lyda Nadery for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of March 23rd 2015. Lyda always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around her. The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand and help anyone who needs help.

                                                Spring Conferences

DCS Parent Conferences are around the corner. This spring we will be inviting parents to conference with whichever teachers they wish. All Academic CORE teachers will be available. Conferences will be on a first come basis, and last up to 10 minutes. Come early to sign up with whichever teachers you would care to conference. Names will be taken starting at 4:30. Your name will be called in the order that is on the sign in sheets.

No appointments will be accepted at this conference time.

When:                   Tuesday, March 24

            Where:                  M 2

            Time:                    5pm -7pm

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Mrs. Beckner              Math

Ms. Takeuchi              Math

Ms. Rodieck                Language Arts

Mrs. Delgado              Language Arts

Ms. Pelaez                  Science

Mrs. Wallace               Social Studies

A note went home with your child Last week.

 

Social Studies:

Social Studies Wax Museum was a huge hit!!!

Mrs. Wallace’s first two periods did a fantastic job with their Performances!!!!

What a fun way to learn about history!!!

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Science Olympiad is Saturday the 28th Can’t wait to see how the kids do…..they have put in a lot of work for this Academic Competition!! Thank you Ms. Pelaez and all the Olympiad volunteer for your time and effort!!

 

Save the Date – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Poetry Fest

This year’s Poetry Fest will be the Evening of 4/15.  Come and hear some great original poetry from this year’s 5th and 6th grade students.  You can even share some of your own.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to help out, please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.

Have a great Spring Break!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

Mrs. U: In Mrs.U’s Algebra 1 class they are finishing up their unit on Quadratic Equations.

Mrs. King: In Mrs. Kings Pre-algebra class they are learning how to solve square roots.

Ms. Barrett: In Ms. Barrett’s Science class the students are preparing to take their unit test on Ionic and Covalent bonding.

Mr. Warmerdam: In Social Studies students are finishing up an Expansion of the United States poster project.

Mrs. Sierra & Mrs. Saldana: In English students are learning how use figurative language in their writing and they are beginning a Poetry unit.

PHSA would like to wish all of the students who participate in Math Olympiad good luck on their competition this Saturday, March 21st.

Parents please remember PHSA’s Parent-Teacher Conference night is Wednesday, March 25th. The first session will be from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. The second session will be from 7:00pm -8:00pm. If you have questions about your student’s grade or would just like to come and meet the teachers of PHSA we would love to have you.

All Washington D.C. trip participants – There will be a meeting in Mr. Warmerdam’s classroom, D-10, on Tuesday, March 24th at 4:10pm. If your child is going on the D.C. trip please be sure to attend this final meeting.

Congratulations to Coach Easterday and the boys basketball team for their victory over Art Freiler in the playoffs. They have had a tremendous season and we appreciate all of their hard work.

MHS

Senior Internships

Our Spring Seniors Interns are half way through their internships! Below are some of them actively working in our community. The Internship process for next year has started. This week our Juniors had their Mock Interviews and the Senior Internship Luncheon.

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  **Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.**

 

 

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Duke Summer Academy for High School Students 2015
Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students.  Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply. Programs include The Global Entrepreneur:  learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market; The Global Healer:  learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine; & The Global Leader:  learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

UCLA High School Summer Program

During the summer, UCLA offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them. Your students can enroll in academic courses where they will study alongside UCLA students on our beautiful campus or online. They can also select one of our precollege Summer Institutes in art, politics, science, and more. Most of these Summer Institutes offer a residential plan that includes supervision, lodging, and meals. For more information call 310.825.4101 or email info@summer.ucla.edu or visit www.summer.ucla.edu

summerschool

Sacramento State Summer Academies for High School Students

Sacramento State is offering weeklong academies this summer so high school students can explore exciting careers, make new friends and discover new interests. Here is the schedule of offerings for 2015:

Week 1: June 22 – 26:

Health Careers 101

Forensics

Fire Academy

Get Bright With Biotech: The Biology of Glow

Intro to Engineering & Robotics

Civic Duty

Theater and Performing Arts

Week 2: July 13 – July 17:

Intermediate Engineering & Robotics

Forensics

Fashion Academy

Law Enforcement

Multimedia Journalism

To see the complete schedule and to apply online, go to www.cce.csus.edu/acads, or call to learn more at 916.278.6249.

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College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

Cappex Online Event – Understanding Your Awards Letter

Register today to attend the FREE online event, Understanding Your Award Letter, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5pm Central Time! Cappex invites students, parents/guardians, and counselors to attend this informational session that will break down the ins and outs of college award letters. Have your questions answered before making a final decision by May 1st – National Decision Day!

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance to the following Colleges and Universities:

San Jose State University

Estefania Torres

Sacramento State University

Estefania Torres

University of the Pacific

Estefania Torres – Provost Scholarship $4,000 renewable annually

Sonoma State University

Estefania Torres

Fresno State University

Aaron Hart

UC Davis

Jen Pereira

Senior Info

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the homepage of the MHS Counseling and select Financial Aid/ Scholarships page at www.tracylc.net  or click on http://tracylc.net/financial-aid–scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

Other News

SAT Practice Test at the Tracy Library

The Tracy Library will be hosting a SAT Practice Test on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Any student interested in taking this practice needs to sign up with the Tracy Library please call the libraries at 1-866-805- READ (toll-free). Space is limited.

 

TLC Newsletter for the week of March 9th 2015…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Mar. 13, 2015                                                                                                  No.29

Virginia’s Voice

Many of you have asked me what I think of Common Core. I know when something new comes to education, it is usually very controversial.  I do not feel that way about Common Core.  This is not a new curriculum; rather it is a new emphasis on thinking rather than memorizing.

The tests the state has used for years has measured what students know.  It is multiple choice and very specific.  Students can study and learn the answers.  The new tests are more creative in that they are computer based and they present problems to be solved.  It requires computer skills and problem solving.  It is harder but more challenging.

We are preparing students for a future full of changes and unknowns.  The only way to prepare them well is to help them to become lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, and good communicators verbally and with technology.

The Tracy Learning Center has been and will always be focused on helping students to think and solve problems.  We were never comfortable with state tests. These tests asked students for specific memorized answers.  We felt we conformed more to those tests than to the ones coming from the state.

There was a pilot test last year from the state for common core, none of the schools received any feedback because it was a trial, but our students seemed comfortable and ready for the challenge. So, bottom line, we are welcoming Common Core as an approach to learning and we plan on approaching it using much of the same curriculum we currently teach.

Misc. Announcements

Illnesses

Just a reminder if your student is ill and unable to attend school please calls Kay Fagundes at (209)831-5240 or email kfagundes@tracylc.net . Students should not return to school until their symptoms subside and he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hrs. We have had so many sick children at school and the majority of these illnesses are highly contagious.

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Day Picture Day will be on Friday, March 27th. Picture Information will be coming home approximately 2 weeks prior to this date.

Khol’s Cares Scholarship Program

Go to Kholskids.com to nominate a young volunteer ages 6-18 (and not be a high school graduate), who has made a difference in your community. Top winners each receive $10,000 towards higher education. Nominators must be 21 or older.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  March 16 – March 20

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  – Beef Hamburger

Thurs. – Beef, Bean Burrito

Fri. –  Mac and Cheese

Primary Charter

Thank you to all the Primary students who participated in the See’s candy fundraiser!  Orders will be here the week of March 23rd.

Please read the information that is being sent home today about Pennies for Patients.  Primary is trying to raise $3000!  Please help us reach our goal!

This week in Initial Phase, students and teachers have been busy assessing for report cards.  It is always exciting to see the growth from trimester to trimester.  These review weeks are an integral part of spiral review.  As we revisit concepts, students are able to recall information and apply it in new learning experiences.  We are always amazed to witness what they remember and apply in the new scenario.

This week in Phase 1 the students continued to learn about economics. P8 focused on spending and saving money. They discussed how they could earn money, what they would like to save their money for and they learned how to budget their money. P1 continued to learn more in depth about economics.

The students are finishing up their FANTASTIC poems! They have done just a great job and the teachers are so proud of their work! We are filled with little poets in Phase 1!

The book fair was this week. Both classes had the opportunity to go and take a look at all the books. They had so much fun! The teachers even had wish lists. Thank you to all the generous families that donated books to the teachers, we greatly appreciate it!

This week the students received a small box for Pennies for Patients. Each student can keep this box at home and return it when it is full. They can continue to do this however many times they want. Our school’s goal is $3,000!! It’s a high goal but with all your help we can make it!

Phase 2 students are wrapping up our trimester of science and are eager to get started on the science fair projects.  These are due on Monday, March 23rd.  We will not give students any class time to work on these; all work must be done at home.  Please do not wait until the last minute to start your project!  Parent help is accepted but please let students be creative and explore science on their own.  We will have them set up in the gym during the week of conferences so that parents can admire all the hard work!

Discovery Charter

TDAP Vaccine

A required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine. All students entering 7th – 12th grades in the coming school year must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th – 11th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school this school in the coming year.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up to date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

Star Student:

Congratulations to Vernon Real for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of March 23rd 2015. Vernon always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around him. The teachers appreciate his willingness to lend a hand and help anyone who needs help.

                                                Spring Conferences

DCS Parent Conferences are around the corner. This spring we will be inviting parents to conference with whichever teachers they wish. All Academic CORE teachers will be available. Conferences will be on a first come basis, and last up to 10 minutes. Come early to sign up with whichever teachers you would care to conference. Your name will be called in the order that is on the sign in sheets.

No appointments will be accepted at this conference time.

When:                   Tuesday, March 24

            Where:                  M 2

            Time:                    5pm -7pm

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Mrs. Beckner              Math

Ms. Takeuchi              Math

Ms. Rodieck                Language Arts

Mrs. Delgado              Language Arts

Ms. Pelaez                  Science

Mrs. Wallace               Social Studies

A note went home with your child Last week.

  

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s first two classes will have their

Evening at the Wax Museum event on March 19th and 20th.  A Note went home last week.

Science:

Science Olympiad is just around the corner. (March 28th) Ms. Pelaez

and all the parent coaches are looking forward to a great competition this year.

 

Drama Exploration:

What a Fantastic Flash Mob and Unity performance:

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Science Fair Projects for STEM Exploration:

Lot’s of hard work went into the student’s projects.

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Save the Date – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Poetry Fest

This year’s Poetry Fest will be the Evening of 4/15.  Come and hear some great original poetry from this year’s 5th and 6th grade students.  You can even share some of your own.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to help out, please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.

Have a great weekend!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

Mrs. U: In Algebra, Mrs. U’s students are working on Solving Quadratics. Currently they are measuring the size of a picture and changing it into a picture that is three times the size of the original.

Mrs. King: In Pre-Algebra, Mrs. King’s students are working on Systems of Equations. All of the student’s in her class are adapting to the change in teachers very well and they are enjoying having such an experienced teacher as Mrs. King.

Mr Warmerdam: In Social Studies, the students are continuing their unit on slavery. Currently, they are reading about John Brown and Nat Turner.

Ms. Barrett: In Science, the students are working on Ionic Formulas.

Mrs. Sierra & Mrs. Saldaña: In English, the students are wrapping up Every Soul A Star and are beginning a Poetry unit that will introduce the students to Shakespeare.

The Year Long SWO due date is April 16th. Please remind your students that this is something that they need to be finishing up at home.

PHSA is asking all parents for donations of Kleenex, Lysol wipes, Paper towels, Pens, Pencils, etc. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.

On March 25th, PHSA will have a night for Parents to come out and pick up their student’s report cards and speak to the teachers. There will be two sessions available for Parent’s to attend. The first session will begin at 4:30pm – 6:00pm and the second session will begin at 7:00pm -8:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding grades or behavior this would be the perfect opportunity to come and address any issues you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

An amazing showing from our PHSA Science Olympiad. We have every member place in an event.  With only a team of 9 people, PHSA placed in the upper half of all the teams.  A great accomplishment, we are all proud of how well you represented our school!

1st place medal in Fossils: Noah Morales and Ian Galvez
2nd place medal in Green Generation: Noah Morales and Ian Galvez
4th place ribbon in Metereology: Richard Lew and Tyler Gore
5th place in Bridge Building: Richard Lew and Tyler Gore
5th place in Dynamic Planet: Noah Morales and Tyler Gore
6th place in Anatomy and Physiology: Ian Galvez and Zaid Mamsa
8th place ribbon in Write It Do It: Nick Clark and Zaid Mamsa
8th place in Crave the Wave: Tyler Shih and Nick Clark
10th place in Entomology: Kendall Harrington and Nikole Morales
10th place in Robo Cross: Noah Morales and Ian Galvez

 

MHS Charter Chatter March 13, 2015

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

The counselors will be hosting a College Early Start meeting Monday, March 16th during lunch in room M-1. Any students interested in taking a class at Delta during the summer or Fall needs to attend this meeting. Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.

 

Sacramento State Summer Academies for High School Students

Sacramento State is offering weeklong academies this summer so high school students can explore exciting careers, make new friends and discover new interests. Here is the schedule of offerings for 2015:

Week 1: June 22 – 26:

Health Careers 101

Forensics

Fire Academy

Get Bright With Biotech: The Biology of Glow

Intro to Engineering & Robotics

Civic Duty

Theater and Performing Arts

Week 2: July 13 – July 17:

Intermediate Engineering & Robotics

Forensics

Fashion Academy

Law Enforcement

Multimedia Journalism

These academies fill up fast, so register early!  And as a bonus, if you sign up for more than one academy, you’ll receive a $50 discount. To see the complete schedule and to apply online, go to www.cce.csus.edu/acads, or call to learn more at 916.278.6249. Here’s to making the most of this summer!

 

College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

Congratulations to Serena Cho on becoming one of the ten Seymour Memorial Awards finalist from our region. The California Scholarship Federation and the California Junior Scholarship Federation sponsor this award. Serena is receiving a $2,000 scholarship and will be considered for an additional $3,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony later this month.

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance to the following Colleges and Universities:

San Jose State University

Matthew Adrineda

UCLA High School Summer Program

During the summer, UCLA offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them. Your students can enroll in academic courses where they will study alongside UCLA students on our beautiful campus or online. They can also select one of our precollege Summer Institutes in art, politics, science, and more. Most of these Summer Institutes offer a residential plan that includes supervision, lodging, and meals. For more information call 310.825.4101 or email info@summer.ucla.edu or visit www.summer.ucla.edu

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Senior Info

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the homepage of the MHS Counseling and select Financial Aid/ Scholarships page at www.tracylc.net  or click on http://tracylc.net/financial-aid–scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

Other News

SAT Practice Test at the Tracy Library

The Tracy Library will be hosting a SAT Practice Test on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Any student interested in taking this practice needs to sign up with the Tracy Library please call the libraries at 1-866-805- READ (toll-free). Space is limited.

TLC Newsletter for the week of March 2nd 2015….

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Mar. 6, 2015                                                                                         Vol. 28 No.28

Virginia’s Voice

I experienced a few very exciting things this week I would like to share with you.  Our Kindergarten children created a little city by making the buildings that make up a city.  The teachers helped them arrange their city on a lovely block of green butcher paper arranged with roads and signs.  The children’s buildings were then placed on the city blocks.  The buildings were terrific and the detail was amazing.  To the parents who helped, Thanks!  BUT the amazing thing about touring the cities was the pride of the children.  Each one was so proud of their building and they all wanted me to know which one they made.  The buildings are displayed in the main hall.  It is not as nice as it was when it was on the city block, but it is definitely worth a tour!

Yesterday, an excited group of DCS students were lined up for their pre-dance snack after school.  There was an exciting hum as they waited for their nachos and cheese and other goodies.  After eating in the assigned rooms, they were well nourished for the dance.  Each student entered the gym receiving a glowing necklace for the neon dance.  The darkened gym and the loud music added to the excitement of the glowing dancing.  Students today noted how awesome the dance was!

We held our Kindergarten lottery this week as well.  It is always sad to know that we cannot accept all of the children who want to attend Primary.  We had 22 openings after siblings and staff children.  We had many more applicants than spots.  It is sad, but nice to know our schools are valued and parents want their children to attend them.

The high school students completed mid-term exams and are now on the final quarter of their school year.  The amazing thing about high school is how quickly the four years come to an end.  Report cards should be reaching home soon.  While at the present time there is no lottery needed for the high school, we received 141 applications for the new Freshmen class.  We are accepting only 9 more applications.

Misc. Announcements

 Stockton Thunder Game March 13, 2015

We have canceled the band performance and fund raiser event on this date.

Illnesses

Just a reminder if your student is ill and unable to attend school please calls Kay Fagundes at (209)831-5240 or email kfagundes@tracylc.net . Students should not return to school until their symptoms subside and he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hrs. We have had so many sick children at school and the majority of these illnesses are highly contagious.

 Upcoming Book Faire

Our Spring Scholastic Book Faire will be held in our gym on Wed, March 11th, Thursday, March 12th and Friday, March 13th. Please watch for Flyers with lists of all the wonderful books that will be available in your child’s Friday Folders!

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Day Picture Day will be on Friday, March 27th. Picture Information will be coming home approximately 2 weeks prior to this date.

 Kate Spade Black and White Glasses

A very nice pair of Prescription black and white Kate Spade Adult glasses were found in our gym after the DCS Basketball game last week. Please come to office to retrieve them.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  March 9 – March 13

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  – Hot Dog or Chili Dog

Thurs. – Beef, Bean or Cheese Nachos

Fri. –  No Meat Spaghetti

Primary Charter

How are your See’s Candy sales coming along?!  All orders are due on Friday, March 13.  Candy will be ready to pick up the week of March 23.

This week in Initial Phase students brought in their assigned community building, built a town, and toured the other Kindegarten classroom’s towns.  We learned about each town’s name, population, crops, and even what makes our town famous!  To extend our learning, we visited the Stockton Children’s Museum to see many of the components of a community in real life.  The students enjoyed exploring real fire trucks, police cars, an ambulance,  a post office, a bank, and even a helicopter!

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Phase 1 students had another amazing week of learning.  In Social Studies, they continued their unit on Economics.  P8 learned about the importance of a farm and how products get from the farm to the table.  P1 learned more about goods and services and got to create their own business.  They made a plan, created an advertisement, and gave a presentation.  Awesome job! In Writer’s Workshop students are continuing to write poetry.  They are looking forward to creating a final poetry book.  P8 earned another Popcorn Party!  P1 is working towards earning their next Marble Party.  For many students, AR goals will be due soon.  Keep on reading!!!!  Please remind your student to check and make sure they have all their belongings at the end of the day.  Lost and Found is piling up!

Discovery Charter

DCS Charter Chatter:

Star Student:

Congratulations to Xitlali Reynoso for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of March 9th 2015. Xitlali always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around him. The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand and help especially with keeping the campus neat.

Parent Conferences are around the corner.

When:         Tuesday, March 24

Where:        M 1

Time:          5 -7

Conferences will be on a first come basis. No appointments will be accepted.

A note will be going home with your child this week.

 

Dance:

BEST DAMCE EVER!!!!

Everyone was dancing at this past week’s DCS dance. Fun, Fun, Fun:

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Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s first two classes have their Wax Museum Boards ready for their upcoming Evening at the Wax Museum event on March 19th and 20th. Be looking for a notice to come home.

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Science:

Science Olympiad is just around the corner. (March 28th) Ms. Pelaez

and all the parent coaches are looking forward to a great competition this year.

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 Exploration:

Check out the students in Performance Exploration being taught chorography by fellow students!! Fun Stuff!!!

The performance will be in the gym Thursday morning during Unity at 7:50 AM. Family and friends are invited to watch the short performance if they would like. But don’t be late are you will miss it J

Have a great weekend!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

Ms. Barrett: The students just finished a lab in which they were working on covalent and ionic bonding.

Mrs. U: The students are working on solving radical equations. Also, they are working on a project in which they have to plan out a budget for a trip.

Mrs. King: The students are currently working on the Substitution and Elimination Methods for solving multi-variable equations.

Mr. Warmerdam: The students are continuing their work on the Slave Trade and abolitionists.

Mrs. Sierra & Mrs. Saldana: Students will be completing Every Soul A Star this week and wrapping up the unit on Figurative Language. Next week they will begin reading a The Raft.

The SWO due date is quickly upon us. March 16th is when students will be expected to turn in their persuasive essays, present speeches, and submit their scrapbooks for review.

The Boys basketball team will be playing at Art Freiller March 11th at 4:00pm. If you are able to go out and show your support for PHSA Boys Basketball please do so.

All 8th graders that plan on attending Millennium next year will be taking their placement tests this Monday, March  9th.

PHSA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:

What a great effort by all our Science Olympians this Saturday and the San Joaquin Regional Competition at UOP in Stockton.  With over 20 schools and 25 events, our PHSA tigers came of home with a handful of medals and placed in many other events.  For such a small team this is an amazing accomplishment.   It was a fun day for all we are most proud of how our students represented our school.  GO TIGERS!!

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All TLC Schools

Khol’s Cares Scholarship Program

Go to Kholskids.com to nominate a young volunteer ages 6-18 (and not be a high school graduate), who has made a difference in your community. Top winners each receive $10,000 towards higher education. Nominators must be 21 or older.

 

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MHS Charter Chatter March 6, 2015

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

The counselors will be hosting a College Early Start meeting Monday, March 16th during lunch in room M-1. Any students interested in taking a class at Delta during the summer or Fall needs to attend this meeting. Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.

 

Attention current sophomores and Juniors: Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of Medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers. Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice. This is a highly competitive free program. For more information please visit http://www.decisionmedicine.com/

Pratt Institute – Any juniors or sophomores who are interested in art, design, fashion design, film, photography, writing, or architecture programs, may be interested in Pratt Institute’s residential summer precollege program. The program meets July 6- 31. (Students must be at least 16 to participate by the summer). The precollege program immerses students in an intensive studio experience, where they develop their drawing and painting skills, are introduced to the major of their choice (interior design, industrial design, fashion, etc.) and create a comprehensive art or writing portfolio in preparation for their college admissions application.  They earn four college credits that are accepted by Pratt Institute and most art and design colleges and universities with art programs. Applicants to Pratt who participated in the precollege program are given special consideration. Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Please visit http://clicks.gotoextinguisher.com/trkr/?c=1756&g=5706&p=c09a2c435c404673dc096e80ef5286e1&u=bc9d8e95832fc85887edcc1733292e9c&q=&t=1  for more information.

 

College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

Congratulations to Serena Cho on becoming one of the ten Seymour Memorial Awards finalist from our region. The California Scholarship Federation and the California Junior Scholarship Federation sponsor this award. Serena is receiving a $2,000 scholarship and will be considered for an additional $3,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony later this month.

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance to the following Colleges and Universities:

San Diego State University

Jamie Chesbrough

Concordia College

Malik Charles

San Jose State University

Melissa Alcocer

Jessica Sierra Ornelas

 

California State University: Chico

Melissa Alcocer

Senior Info

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the homepage of the MHS Counseling and select Financial Aid/ Scholarships page at www.tracylc.net  or click on http://tracylc.net/financial-aid–scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

Other News

SAT Practice Test at the Tracy Library

The Tracy Library will be hosting a SAT Practice Test on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Any student interested in taking this practice needs to sign up with the Tracy Library please call the libraries at 1-866-805- READ (toll-free). Space is limited.

 

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutoring on campus has begun

Tracy Learning Center has been approved as a new site for the strong and expanding tutoring/mentoring program Give Every Child a Chance!  They are bringing a homework assistance group tutoring program to our school for 7th through 12th graders.  The program is free for students who have a D or an F in any subject, an IEP, or a strong teacher recommendation.  Math and Language Arts assistance will take place Monday-Thursday between 4:00-6:00pm in D-13, Mrs. Saldana’s room.  For more information about GECAC, please see their website:  www.gecac.net.  For an application, please contact Ms. Moore at the MHS Counseling Office, or visit http://www.gecac.net/downloadsapplications.html and click “One on One Tutoring Application”.  You may write in “Tracy Learning Center” as your site of choice.  Turn in applications to Ms. Moore at MHS Counseling.

Give Every Child A Chance Volunteer Opportunity

Give Every Child A Chance is a tutoring/mentoring program that needs volunteer tutors!  If you are interested in tutoring 7th-12th grade students here at Tracy Learning Center for two community service hours a week (which can go toward a block letter!).

 

TLC Newsletter for the week of February 23rd…… Sorry for the delay

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Feb. 26, 2015                                                                                                 No.27

Virginia’s Voice

Each year the Tracy Unified District sends a team of administrators and teachers to our schools to review our program and to ensure as the sponsoring agency that we are doing all the things we have outlined in our charter. The team visited this week and had many nice things to say.  It is good to have an outsider visit because often we just take some of what we are for granted and we do not realize it is not the norm in all of the schools.  Here are some of the compliments they shared:

  • Your class sizes are wonderful. The Primary children have an incredible teacher student ratio.  The high school class sizes are amazing.
  • The band room has an incredible inventory of instruments
  • The Primary Art and Music program is exceptional
  • Your PE program is filled with great activities at all levels
  • The one on one counseling you do with every high school student each year is unheard of but most be very rewarding for you and the parents
  • Your teachers are dressed so professionally
  • The student body, no matter which school, is so respectful, socially mature, and responsible.  It is so noticeable.
  • We know that respect and a strong positive culture is not just by luck, your staff must work hard to instill and consistently implement those values.

I am sure there are other things they noticed, but these are the compliments I heard and appreciated.  I do think we often take our schools for granted, but it is nice to be appreciated.

Misc. Announcements

 

Stockton Thunder Game March 13, 2015

We have canceled the band performance and fund raiser event on this date.

Illnesses

Just a reminder if your student is ill and unable to attend school please calls Kay Fagundes at (209)831-5240 or email kfagundes@tracylc.net . Students should not return to school until their symptoms subside and he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hrs. We have had so many sick children at school and the majority of these illnesses are highly contagious.

 Upcoming Book Faire

Our Spring Scholastic Book Faire will be held in our gym on Wed, March 11th, Thursday, March 12th and Friday, March 13th. Please watch for Flyers with lists of all the wonderful books that will be available in your child’s Friday Folders!

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Day Picture Day will be on Friday, March 27th. Picture Information will be coming home approximately 2 weeks prior to this date.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  March 2 – March 6

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito

Wed  – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs. – Chicken or Cheese Quesadilla

Fri. –  Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Primary Charter

Who wants candy?!  Primary students will be selling See’s candy until March 13th.  The fundraiser information went home in the green folders today.  Please make checks out to Tracy Learning Center.  Candy will be ready for pick-up the week of March 23rd.  All profits from the fundraiser will go directly back to the PCS classrooms to fulfill their classroom wish lists.

This week in Initial Phase students have learned all about community, community buildings, the compass rose, and even how to give directions using the compass rose!  This is all in preparation for our Trimester Two project as well as our field trip to the Stockton Children’s museum where students get to experience many of these community buildings hands on.  We are so excited!  Remember….. Projects are due on Monday, March 2, 2015.  We cannot wait to see what the students did!

This week in Phase 1 the students learned all about Chinese New Year which began last week. They learned that each year is represented by a different animal and this year’s animal is the sheep. They also learned about the history of Chinese New Year and various customs practiced. The students also made their own lanterns. Ask them to tell you some of the customs they learned about. In Writers Workshop the students are continuing to write fantastic poems! They are writing various different poems and the teachers are amazed at how great they are! This morning at unity, our SWO of the month awards were announced and from P1 our winners were Josie Colton and Shawn Saldate and from P8 our winners were Andre Saldate and Nora Coutts. Next week both classes will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by wearing their PJs and bringing in their favorite Dr. Seuss book to read to a partner from the other class. The teachers are very excited!

Congratulations to P1 and P7 for earning the ice cream party for raising the most money for the Crab Feed!

Phase 2 classes learned more about electricity and magnetism this week.  We did some fun hands-on experiments and learned about conductors, circuits, and static electricity.  Be on the lookout for the Trimester 2 Science Fair project to come home very soon!   We also picked our Proud Individuals for the month of February.  P6 recognized Phebe Grajeda and Collin Credo.  P3 presented the award to Joshua Williams and Jurni Jackson.  Excellent job!

Don’t forget, Monday is Read Across America Day!  All Primary students are welcome to wear their pajamas to school that day.  Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Discovery Charter

Star Student:

Congratulations to Julio Solares for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of February 16, 2015. Julio always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around him. The teachers appreciate his willingness to lend a hand and help anyone who needs help.

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s first two classes turned in their Wax Museum Boards this week in preparation for their upcoming Evening at the Wax Museum event on March 19th and 20th.

Science:

Science Olympiad is just around the corner. (March 28th) Ms. Pelaez

and all the parent coaches are looking forward to a great competition this year.

Exploration:

Check out the students in Performance Exploration being taught chorography by fellow students!! Fun Stuff!!!

Annual Read Across America Read A Thon

It’s time for our annual Spring Fundraiser.

Students will collect pledges for the number of minutes they can read during Enrichment class (Up to one hour) on Monday, March 2, 2015. Flat donations are also welcome. For every $5.00 collected, students will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing toward a prize!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

 

PHSA 7th and 8th

There has been a change in teachers for the remainder of the year.  Mrs. King is taking Mrs. Santiago’s place with Mr. Figeroa, a teacher who was working in the high school, for the remainder of the year.  We are sorry to lose Mrs. Santiago, but she needs to complete her teaching credential course work in order to be qualified as a teacher for next year.

Mr. Warmerdam – In Social Studies, students are learning about the Fugitive Slave act and the Compromise of 1850. They just completed posters on a variety of abolitionists.

Ms. Barrett – In Science, students are learning about Ionic and Covalent bonds.

Mrs. King and Ms. U’s class  – In Algebra I, students just completed a test on solving complex word problems. They are beginning a new unit on Rational Equations and Expressions.

Mrs. Santiago soon to be Mrs. King  – In Pre-algebra, students are learning how to divide decimals.

Mrs. Sierra & Mrs. Saldana – In English Language Arts, students have almost completed their 4th novel, Every Soul A Star. They are currently working on understanding figurative language as it is used within the text. Additionally, students are learning how to analyze quotations for Academic Pentathlon.

Weekly Academic Pentathlon meetings are still being held. If you have not yet paid the fee to be a part of Academic Pentathlon, or if you just need additional information, please see Mrs. King

The PHSA boys basketball team played a game against George Kelly and they won 55-31. Congratulations Coach Easterday and the 7/8 Boys Basketball team.

PHSA students are working diligently to complete SWO #2. It will be due March 16th. If you have questions about this assignment please contact the appropriate SWO teacher for your child.

MHS

 

All TLC Schools

Khol’s Cares Scholarship Program

Go to Kholskids.com to nominate a young volunteer ages 6-18 (and not be a high school graduate), who has made a difference in your community. Top winners each receive $10,000 towards higher education. Nominators must be 21 or older.

 

TLC’s Got Talent Show

Thank you to all of our great and talented performers from this year’s talent show. The show would not have been a success with your hard work. We would also like to thank all of the parents for allowing their children to participate in this year’s event. Here’s to another great show next year!

Brandon Alexander Grade 10

Kaelan Babon  Grade 9

Jacob Brachna-Gonzalez Grade 12

Jeffrey Bradley Grade 11

Elanah Brooks Grade 6

Allison Brown Grade 3

Emma Brown Grade 6

Sierra Brown Grade 10

Daniel Camarena  Grade 9

Gabriel Campos Grade 10

Donal Carty Grade 9

Daniela Ceballos Grade 5

Malik Charles Grade 12

Justin Chen Grade 9

Devon Christian Grade 10

Gwyneth Churchill Grade 4

Marianna Contreras Grade 9

Haileigh Davis Grade 8

Joshua Dominguez Grade 9

Andrea Espinoza Grade 12

Elizabeth Flanagan Grade 4

Jared Gallant Grade 9

Ashleigh Garcia Grade 5

Marielle Garcia Grade 9

Derek Harrison Garcia Grade 9

Tristan Havens Grade 10

Clara Ho  Grade 9

Jacqueline Hurtado Grade 9

Chilam Quach Huynh Grade 5

Gianna Jackson Grade 7

Ryan Jackson Grade 12

Alexis Jimenez Grade 8

Janessa Jimenez Grade 5

Renee Jimenez Grade 4

Komal Khehra  Grade 4

Jalen King Grade 9

DeJohn Labat  Grade 11

Cody Lavagetto Grade 9

Matthew Leal Grade 12

Nathanial Lee  Grade 9

Ashley Lima  Grade 9

Cierra Lovelace Grade 6

Jaeden Mah Bishop Grade 9

Kayvon Moshiri Grade 9

Elsa Natarajan Grade 10

Ariel Nunez Grade 4

Loren Pante Grade 5

Edward Perez Grade 9

Simrit Randhawa Grade 5

Azareli Reynoso Grade 12

Xitlali Reynoso Grade 5

Victor Rodriguez Jr. Grade 12

Megan Roe Grade 9

Nicole Ruiz  Grade 9

Jessica Salas Grade 12

Adrian Santillan Andrino Grade 10

Joshua Satoh Grade 9

Sophia Shyam  Grade 10

Andrew Silveira  Grade 10

Heidi Solis Grade 9

Kyle Somerville Grade 10

Isabella Sousa Grade 6

Alexander Suguitan Grade 10

Tania Tapia Grade 4

Francisco Villalpando Gonzalez Grade 10

Elijah Williams Grade 10

Jeremiah Williams Grade 9

Desiree Wilson  Grade 10

Amy Wise Grade 11

Joyce Zamorano Grade 10

Alyssa Zaragoza  Grade 10

Annabell Zepeda Grade 9

Perrillen Zuniga Grade 12


 

MHS Charter Chatter February 27, 2015

Attention current sophomores and Juniors: Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of Medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers. Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice. This is a highly competitive free program. For more information please visit http://www.decisionmedicine.com/

Pratt Institute – Any juniors or sophomores who are interested in art, design, fashion design, film, photography, writing, or architecture programs, may be interested in Pratt Institute’s residential summer precollege program. The program meets July 6- 31. (Students must be at least 16 to participate by the summer). The precollege program immerses students in an intensive studio experience, where they develop their drawing and painting skills, are introduced to the major of their choice (interior design, industrial design, fashion, etc.) and create a comprehensive art or writing portfolio in preparation for their college admissions application.  They earn four college credits that are accepted by Pratt Institute and most art and design colleges and universities with art programs. Applicants to Pratt who participated in the precollege program are given special consideration. Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Please visit http://clicks.gotoextinguisher.com/trkr/?c=1756&g=5706&p=c09a2c435c404673dc096e80ef5286e1&u=bc9d8e95832fc85887edcc1733292e9c&q=&t=1  for more information.

 

College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is Monday, March 2, 2015. Make sure to complete your FAFSA or Dream Act Application by this time to be considered for all forms of financial Aid.

Senior Info

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the homepage of the MHS Counseling and select Financial Aid/ Scholarships page at www.tracylc.net  or click on http://tracylc.net/financial-aid–scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

Other News

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutoring will begin Thursday, February 26th

Tracy Learning Center has been approved as a new site for the strong and expanding tutoring/mentoring program Give Every Child a Chance!  They are bringing a homework assistance group tutoring program to our school for 7th through 12th graders.  The program is free for students who have a D or an F in any subject, an IEP, or a strong teacher recommendation.  Math and Language Arts assistance will take place Monday-Thursday between 4:00-6:00pm in D-13, Mrs. Saldana’s room.  For more information about GECAC, please see their website:  www.gecac.net.  For an application, please contact Ms. Moore at the MHS Counseling Office, or visit http://www.gecac.net/downloadsapplications.html and click “One on One Tutoring Application”.  You may write in “Tracy Learning Center” as your site of choice.  Turn in applications to Ms. Moore at MHS Counseling.

Give Every Child A Chance Volunteer Opportunity

Give Every Child A Chance is a tutoring/mentoring program that needs volunteer tutors!  If you are interested in tutoring 7th-12th grade students here at Tracy Learning Center for two community service hours a week (which can go toward a block letter!)