Charter Chatter for the week of May 25th

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 29, 2015                                                                                        Vol. 38 No.38

Virginia Stewart

Virginia’s Voice

As the rest of the schools in Tracy go on Summer break, we continue with four more weeks of school.  The High School has the opportunity to take a complete course for ten credits while in FAST TRACK.  Our Primary and Discovery students continue to learn and finish the curriculum we have planned for them.  It is an incredible opportunity.  We are never rushed to finish the curriculum; we are able to continue at the pace we have set all year.  Students have a firmer grasp on what has been taught and will have a shorter summer to “forget” what they learned.   There is significant research to support longer school years and longer school days.  It is definitely a great way to improve student learning.

The longer year and the longer school day coupled with multiage in our Primary and Discovery School gives students the extra benefit of working with the same teachers for two years. (most of the time, unless we change staff) This is another way that learning improves.  Teachers do not need to take time to assess what students can do if they have already been teaching them.

We believe the success for student learning at the Tracy Learning Center stems from our extended days and years, our multiage approach in younger grades, and our commitment to helping every student succeed by differentiating instruction to meet individual needs.

Thank you for your commitment to our schools.

Misc. Announcements

 

Craft Faire

Next week Millennium High will be showcasing and selling a wide assortment of woodcraft items in our school gym.
Please make it a point and stop by to see our talented students projects on display from 1:00 to 4:30 each day starting on Wednesday, June 3rd. The fair will continue through the week and end on Friday June 5th.
Everything will be for sale! And by Friday all items MUST be sold!  Mark your calendars and stop on by.

Thank you! – Mr. Snyder.

Last Day of School is Friday, June 26

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 26, 2015. Dismissal times will be:

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic.

 

 

Additional  T- K Information for our Upcoming School Year

Tracy Learning Center is still accepting applications for Transitional Kindergarten 5 years old.  Applications can be picked up in the front office or at www.tracylc.net.

Transitional Kindergarten with Breakfast AND Snack Club 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Cost:  $0 for Academic Schedule

Cost : $200.00 for Breakfast and Snack Club

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Snack Club is available for $200.00/Month, additional siblings add $50.00/child per month
  • Born between September2 and December 2
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  June 1 – June 5

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed  – Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – No meat Spaghetti

Fri. –  Beef Hot Dog

Primary Charter

In Initial Phase this week students have amazed the teachers with how focused and energized they still are.  They come to school every day motivated and ready to do their best.  With only 20 school day left, we have been talking a lot about being first graders.  They are both nervous and excited, however the teacher know that they are going to do very well.

As the weather gets warmer, days get longer, and neighbor children are out of school, remember the extra five weeks our students receive of quality instruction is what sets our us apart.  We can do this!

Phase One is finally back to their normal schedule. The students did
an amazing job on their assessments the last two weeks and the
teachers are so proud of them! They are continuing to learn every day
and enjoying every bit of it. In science, the students learned about
the scientific method and conducting experiments. In P1 they conducted
an experiment on whether an orange would float or sink with or without
its peel. In P8 their experiment was on the affect soda has on the
enamel of your teeth by leaving an egg in a jar of soda overnight. Ask
your student what happened with their experiment.

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as this
month’s Productive Worker SWO winners: from P1 – Ethan Knaus and Evee
Snell and from P8 – Ashlan Brantley and Rihana Shokoor.

Reminder parents: the field trip forms were due today, so if you have
not turned them in by now please do so ASAP. The field trip is
Tuesday, June 9th and we are going to the California Academy of
Sciences in San Francisco.

Phase 2 students are back to work after state testing! This week students in P3 have been writing and practicing their scripts for their gold rush presentation in social studies.  They are so creative and the students are doing a great job.  In art this week they made a monoprint of a cityscape that turned out really cool and have begun a paper sculpture project that promises to be very unique.   P6 students decided what businesses and activities we would like to have in our first annual “Gold Rush Town!”  They have some very creative ideas and we can’t wait to see what both classes come up with for their final presentations in a few weeks!

Please remember that even during the hot weather, students still need to wear appropriate footwear for PE.  They cannot wear flip flops.  Shoes must be close-toed with a back.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Discovery Charter

Yearbook Orders: We are still taking yearbook orders.  The books will be arriving that last week of school.  Unfortunately we are no longer able to add any more dedication pages (the final editing had to be completed several weeks ago).

You can place you order with Kay in the front office.

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 Sydney Hatch for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of June 1st, 2015. Sydney always works hard and is helpful and kind to all those around her. The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand whenever one is needed.

 

Social Studies:

Period 6 and 7 are performed their Wax Museum Project on Thursday, May 28 5:30 – 6:15 and Friday, May 29 5:30 – 6:15. A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

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Incoming 5th grade parent meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday, June 17th in M1 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

6th graders going to 7th grade meeting is scheduled for

Monday, June 15th in the Gym from 5pm – 6:30pm.

Please send any donations for the end of the year Field Day

To either Ms. Pelaez, or Ms. Takeuchi anytime between now and the last day of school.

Have a great weekend !!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

PHSA has only 5 weeks left until the end of the year! Parents, this is the time when you should be checking with your students and keeping up with Aeries to ensure that they are not missing assignments or falling behind, especially if you have an 8th grader.

Yearbook Orders: We are still taking yearbook orders.  The books will be arriving that last week of school.  Unfortunately we are no longer able to add any more dedication pages (the final editing had to be completed several weeks ago).

You can place you order with Kay in the front office.

Promotion is just around the corner. Mrs. King will be passing out documentation for the 8th graders and gowns this week. Additionally, documentation was sent home last week requesting parent volunteers for the 7th grade activities that will take place, here at PHSA, on June 25th. All volunteer forms and the $5 donation should be returned to Mrs. Saldana as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Mrs. Saldaña

 

MHS

Report Cards

Spring semester report cards were mailed out this week.  If you did not receive one for your student, please contact the office to verify your mailing address.  Grades are also available on Aeries.

Class of 2015

We are proud to showcase some of the colleges and universities that our 2015 graduates will be part of:

Bethany College- Football Scholarship (2) University of Arizona
Chico State UC Davis
Cinta Aveda Institute UC Irvine
CSU Long Beach UC Merced
CSU Stanislaus UC Riverside
Le Cordon Bleu UC Santa Barbara
Loyola Marymount University UC Santa Cruz
Seattle University University of Hawaii: Manoa
Seattle Pacific University University of the Pacific
Sacramento State University of Washington
San Diego State Wells College
San Francisco State Whittier College- Football Scholarship
San Jose State William Jessup University
Sierra Nevada College: Lake Tahoe US Air Force
US Marine Corps National Guard

Fast Track

Fast Track began Friday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 26th. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 7:55am with classes ending at 12:30pm.   Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.

***Attendance Policy reminder: Due to the accelerated nature of classes, each day that is missed is equal to one entire week of school.  The maximum number of days allowed for absence during Fast Track is two days before resulting in a failing grade for the class.  Also, four tardies equal one day of absence. Any combination of tardies or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  For this reason, please make sure your student comes to school daily and on time. We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

Delta College Info

The application and registration process to apply for Fall 2015 Delta College classes has began. Students who are required or interested in enrolling in classes for the Fall must begin the application process immediately. Please remember that for students to be approved to enroll in college classes while in high school, students must successfully meet deadlines, follow instructions for applying, and have a good current academic record of 3.0 or better.  For more information, parents can visit the Counseling/Guidance home page of the www.tracylc.net and click on College Early Start link on the left side of the screen.

Students seeking tuition reimbursement from Spring semester classes should be turning in their reimbursement request form with proof of grade and payment for Delta College classes attended.  Forms can be downloaded from the Counseling website at www.tracylc.net

Community Service

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2014-2015 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 26th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes

 

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

T & J Tutoring

T & J Tutoring is in need of tutors. They cover all subjects grades K-12 and are open form 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Please call 209-914-5800 for more information.

Tracy Branch Library academic programs taking place this summer

 

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TLC Newsletter for the week of May 18th 2015..

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 22, 2015                                                                                                                No.37

Virginia Stewart

Today the energy could not be higher.  The Jog-a-Thon for our Primary children is a great success.  The parent participation and the work of our PE department and our two Primary PE Teachers have made this a fantastic event.  The colors of the shirts, the tents at points in the jogging, the happiness of the children and the enthusiasm of everyone who is watching is just spectacular.  We all appreciate the volunteer parents who did so much to help the day be so wonderful.

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FAST TRACK started today for high school.  For many students this is a great part of the school year.  Many students like concentrating on one course for four hours a day for five weeks.  They seem to feel very connected and focused.  Teachers love the connection to the class for that period of time as well.

PHSA is focusing on changes for next year.  We are changing the name, using a different system for rewards and for earning Saturday School that should have great appeal to the students and be more like the system used in the High School.  The returning teachers to the team are very enthused and willing to work on the changes.  Mrs. Wallace will be the new 7/8 social studies teacher joining the team.

DCS is enthused and working to complete the school year well.  The sixth graders are looking forward to becoming the seventh graders who will move up with Mrs. Wallace.  We have hired a great new teacher for social studies for 5/6.  Mrs. Hawkins, who used to teach here, is returning as the 5/6 Language Arts teacher.  She is very excited about her return to DCS.

The Transitional Kindergarten team is forming and we have hired two of the teachers who will be joining Mrs. Tyler for this new and exciting program.  We are continuing to work on finalizing the lease for the property we plan on using for this program.  TK will open with our other programs in August. There are a few spots left.  This program will be for 33 students. The PreK program is more complicated in getting a license and will not be ready until September.  More information about PreK will be available after we obtain the license.

Thank you for all you do. We have a great staff, wonderful parents, and the best students ever!

Misc. Announcements

 Next Holiday

Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day

Last Day of School is Friday, June 26

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 26, 2015. Dismissal times will be:

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic.

 

 Additional T- K Information for our Upcoming School Year

Tracy Learning Center is still accepting applications for Transitional Kindergarten 5 years old.    Applications can be picked up in the front office or at www.tracylc.net.

Transitional Kindergarten with Breakfast AND Snack Club 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Cost:  $0 for Academic Schedule

Cost : $200.00 for Breakfast and Snack Club

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Snack Club is available for $200.00/Month, additional siblings add $50.00/child per month
  • Born between September2 and December 2
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 25 – May 29

Mon. –   Holiday

Tues. –  Pizza

Wed  – Chicken Nugget Wednesday

Thurs. – Mac ad Cheese

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

The Jog- A- Thon was a HUGE success!  When students arrived this morning, they were surprised by Jog- A- Thon shirts in their cubbies!  All students quickly put their shirts on and off to recess they went.  The playground was a buzz of students  predicting how many laps they would do!  In Initial Phase, students couldn’t wait for their teachers to do laps with them and we were happy to participate.  This was a day we will always remember.  The students were so excited and did an amazing job!

We are so thankful for the pledges and the fun memories we made participating.  We cannot thank Coach Caldwell and Coach KV enough!

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Jog-a-thon Warm up

Phase 1 students have finished their assessments this week!  We are very proud of their efforts. They did a great job continuing with their regular curriculum while testing was going on.  Getting through these last few weeks can be very challenging.  We have reminded our students that more learning is what makes our school so special.  Please help your student to stay focused as we head into the final stretch.  The first annual Jog-a-Thon was a huge success!!  Thank you to all the parents that volunteered to help, come cheer their student on, or made a donation.  Have a great Memorial Day! Students are back on Tuesday, May 26th.

Phase 2 students finished up state testing this week.  They worked hard and we are proud of their dedication and hard work.  Students in P3 have had a fantastic week working on their final group projects for the gold rush units.  They are getting very excited about presenting it to students in P8 in a few weeks.  P6 students will begin working on their Gold Rush presentations for P1 soon.  In art P3 created beautiful symmetrical butterflies with paint and oil pastels.  Today they were full of energy and enthusiasm as they ran during the jog-a-thon, which was a huge success!  A giant thank you to our coaches who made the jog-a-thon happen!  Have a great 3 day weekend!

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 Gabriel Ramirez for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of April 27th, 2015. Gabriel always works hard and is helpful to all those around him. The teachers appreciate his willingness to lend a hand whenever one is needed.

 

Social Studies:

Period 6 and 7 are performing their Wax Museum Project on Thursday, May 28 5:30 – 6:15 and Friday, May 29 5:30 – 6:15.

Language Arts:

Congratulations to 51 students from Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts Classes.  They had poems selected to be published in the Spring edition of a Celebration of Poets.  They received their cards on Monday and are due back to Creative Communication by June 4th.  The cards have the directions to give approval either by mail or on-line.  There is no purchase necessary to have your poem published.  Let’s get all 51 poems in this edition!

State Testing has come to an end. The last test was Friday, May 22.

Enjoy the three day weekend!!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

ATTENTION PARENTS: As we are entering the last stretch of the school year, PHSA would like to thank all of the parents who have been involved in various activities and events throughout the year. We appreciate your continued support. The last day of school, Friday June 26th, PHSA will need parent volunteers to help supervise and participate in the fun day that we will have for all of the 7th graders and the 8th graders that do not go to Great America. A letter went home with every 7th grader at the beginning of this week, if you are interested in participating, please make sure you send the letter back to school with your child signed and dated. The letter confirming your participation in this event should be taken to Mrs. Saldana’s classroom, D-13. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Saldana. Thank you in advance!

Trimester 3 SWO’s are due June 12th. This SWO will go towards every students Language Arts grade. Please remember if you have an 8th grader that has not yet passed their SWO’s they will not be able to attend the Great America trip the last week of school or Cosmic Bowling. Please join with us in reminding every student to be sure they turn in their remaining SWO assignments on time. If you have additional questions about whether or not your child has completed all of their SWO’s please contact their SWO teacher as soon as possible.

PHSA would like to thank all of the parents who were at the 8th grade promotion meeting and volunteered to help secure what was needed for Cosmic Bowling Night and Great America, we couldn’t do it without your support.

 

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter May 22, 2015

Graduation is finally here! The Class of 2015 will be graduating Saturday, May 23rd, 2015.

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Friday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 26th. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 7:55am with classes ending at 12:30pm.   Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.    Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2014-2015 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 26th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.

Community Service

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

T & J Tutoring

T & J Tutoring is in need of tutors. They cover all subjects grades K-12 and are open form 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Please call 209-914-5800 for more information.

Tracy Branch Library academic programs taking place this summer

 

TLC Charter Chatter for the week of May 11th 2015…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 15, 2015                                                                                                   No.36

Virginia Voice

So many great things happened this week.  It was the final week of regular classes for the high school.  With that came the Awards Ceremony.  I am always in awe as to the scholarships and awards our seniors receive.  Did you know that this year, 49% of the senior class went to college while still in high school and received an average of 13 college credits.  Two students received over thirty college credits. One of those seniors will be starting college as a sophomore.  I am very proud of the work of our senior class.

This was also the week that we learned that the Tracy Unified School Board approved upgrading our school facilities with funds that add up to 30.5 million dollars.  This will renovate the main building and remove portables from our site.  The completion date will be here before we know it, but don’t expect completion until 2019.  It is so wonderful to think about the new facilities.  We are very grateful.  The 30.5 million is bond money and the addition of a grant we received for 5 million for the high school.  We are pleased that we were able to acquire a grant to help with this project.  In addition to thanking the TUSD school board, we are grateful to the citizens of Tracy who voted for the bond measure.

Misc. Announcements

 

Congratulations

We are very proud of all the students who recently entered the Tracy press Essay Contest. Several of these students were winners!

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1 – 3rd Grade Winners

      Adrienne Delucchi 3rd Place

 

4 – 6th Grade Winners

      Ashleigh Garcia 2nd Place

      Bianca Vilaflor 3rd Place

 

10 – 12th Grade Winners

       Joyce Zamorano 1st Place

       Deanna Fong 2nd Place

 

We are so proud of each of you!

 

 

 

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

All picture packets with payments and/or returned pictures should have been returned by now. If you have not returned these to the office please do so immediately.

Next Holiday

Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day

Last Day of School is Friday, June 26

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 26, 2015. Dismissal times will be:

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic.

 

 

Additional T- K Information for our Upcoming School Year

 

Transitional Kindergarten with Breakfast AND Snack Club 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Cost:  $0 for Academic Schedule

Cost : $200.00 for Breakfast and Snack Club

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Snack Club is available for $200.00/Month, additional siblings add $50.00/child per month
  • Born between September2 and December 2
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 18 – May 22

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Beef Enchiladas

Wed  – Chicken Nugget Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Lasagna

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase, we have been talking a lot about our upcoming Jog-a-Thon.  Students have been practicing how to walk laps at P.E. and they are excited!  Remember, pledges are due on Tuesday, May 12th. Thank you to those families who have donated time to this event.  Furthermore, students have been working on demonstrating our monthly SWO, Productive Worker.  So many have earned a Productive Worker bracelet and many more are on their way.  We have even seen students with a rainbow bracelet!  What an accomplishment!  Ask your student what they can do to earn their Productive Worker bracelet.

Phase 1 worked so hard this week on their math assessments. The teachers are so proud of all they have learned thus far this school year. We really do have some great mathematicians! Next week we will assess the students on all they have learned this year in Language Arts. Testing will take place during our regular LA center time and LA centers will be done during our Science/Social Studies time. These assessments will help the teachers place the students in their classrooms for next year.

This week in Phase 2, P3 finished up state testing.  They worked very hard every day and we are proud of their perseverance.  It is a long test and they gave it their all!  Next week P6 will be testing.  Please remember not to schedule appointments before 1:00 during testing.  Thank you!

Please remember that Jog-a-Thon money is due Tuesday!  Thank you!

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.

PHSA 7th and 8th

The 8th grade class of PHSA would like to thank Love Bugs Childcare and Preschool for sponsoring the photo booth for their night at Cosmic Bowling.

 

 

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter May 15, 2015

MHS FINALS Schedule 2015

MONDAY MAY 18th

8:05 – 10:05      (Per. 1 Review)

10:05-11:50       (Per 1 Final)

LUNCH             (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55        (Per. 2 Review)

2:00 – 3:55        (Per. 2 Final)

WEDNESDAY MAY 20th

8:05 – 10:05    (Per. 6 Review)

10:10 –11:55   (Per. 6 Final)

LUNCH           (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55      (Per. 7 Review)

2:00 – 3:55      (Per. 7 Final)

TUESDAY MAY 19th

8:05 – 10:05      (Per. 3 Review)

10:05-11:50       (Per. 3 Final)

LUNCH             (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55        (Per. 4 Review)

2:00 – 3:55        (Per. 4 Final)

THURSDAY MAY 21st

8:05 – 10:05    (Per. 8 Review)

10:10 –11:50   (Per. 8 Final)

EARLY RELEASE

FRIDAY – FAST TRACK BEGINS

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The MHS Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 13th at 9:00am. Twenty local organizations gave 30 scholarships to our deserving Millennium Seniors totaling $31,600 in scholarships. To date, 48% of the students in the class of 2015 have completed a total average of 13 college credits through our College Early Start program.  Serena Cho and Ajay Chilukuri completed an impressive 38 college units and will be entering their 4 year universities with sophomore standing. The average number of community service hours for the Senior Class was 257 with 27% of these seniors earning 250 hours or more. This is the first year that Millennium High School has participated in the Breakfast Lions Club Community Service Block Letter program. Three of our students were honored with this recognition. There were multiple departmental awards given out as well as the students earning the most point for their nest: Amur Nest: Michael Balogh, Peregrine Nest: Steven Blackwell, Kestrel Nest: Tatianna Barney, and Sake Nest: Priscilla Cifra. Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Community Service

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

T & J Tutoring

T & J Tutoring is in need of tutors. They cover all subjects grades K-12 and are open form 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Please call 209-914-5800 for more information.

Senior Info

The Senior Breakfast took place today at Golden Corral. The Seniors had a great time.

Monday and Tuesday is the Senior “Grad Nite” Disneyland trip.

Friday, at 2:30pm the seniors will have their run through for graduation at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center.

Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am our Senior class of 2015 will have their commencement ceremony.

 

TLC Newsletter for the week of May 4th 2015……

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 8, 2015                                                                                                               No.35

Virginia’s Voice

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  I believe we are very fortunate to have the teachers we have at the Tracy Learning Center.  The job of teaching here is not an easy one.  To be successful at the Tracy Learning Center a teacher has to be very dedicated to students.  The teacher needs to be doing so much more than teachers at other schools.  Our teachers teach 205 days with no minimum days or release days.  They teach a longer day.  Teachers do not rely on textbooks, rather they develop curriculum through a wide variety of resources to fit the needs of the students they teach.  The teaching is expected to be well planned out and interactive in nature.  Our students expect that.  I tell people we have made students very critical of teachers who are not as effective.  In addition, our teachers do all of the recess supervision and our car line service as well as eating lunch with the students.

Teachers in other schools sometimes think we must be crazy to do so much in a school day.  The teachers who teach here disagree, while they admit it is longer and more intense than other schools, the reward of seeing the results in learning and behavior with the students is worth it.

I am very appreciative of the teaching staff here at the Tracy Learning Center and I am sure you agree with me.

Misc. Announcements

TOMORROW IS THE CAR SHOW AND COOK OFF!!!!  We hope to see our TLC families come out for a great afternoon or food and cars.  MHS Athletics has a great afternoon planned with music, AMAZING raffle prizes and fun for everyone.  A lot of students have shined up their cars for show so please come out and support us.  The event runs from 12pm-5pm so stop by.

 

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

All picture packets with payments and/or returned pictures should have been returned by now. If you have not returned these to the office please do so immediately.

Next Holiday

Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day

Additional Pre-K and T- K Information for our Upcoming School Year

Tracy Learning Center is still accepting applications for Transitional Kindergarten 5 years old and Pre-Kindergarten between the ages of 3-4.  We added a half day option for those who do not need an all-day program.  Applications can be picked up in the front office or at www.tracylc.net.

PRE-SCHOOL ONLY – 8:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. Full Day

½ Day 8:30 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M. OR 12:30 P.M TO 3:30 P.M.

Cost Per Year: $6500.00 August 3, 2015 through May 31, 2016 Full Day*

                           $3500.00 August 3, 2015 through May 31, 2016 Half Day

  • Tuition can be paid monthly at $650.00/Month Full Day*
  • Tuition can be paid monthly at $350.00/Month Half Day

$200.00 deposit upon enrollment non-refundable (applied towards tuition)

 

Transitional Kindergarten with Breakfast AND Snack Club 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Cost:  $0 for Academic Schedule

Cost : $200.00 for Breakfast and Snack Club

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Snack Club is available for $200.00/Month, additional siblings add $50.00/child per month
  • Born between September2 and December 2
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 11 – May 15

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitoes

Wed  – Chicken Nugget Wednesday

Thurs. – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase students have been busy preparing for Mother’s Day and learning about Cinco De Mayo.  Many have prepared a special surprise for mom and are very excited to share their surprise with her. This month we are working on the monthly SWO (Student Wide Outcome) Productive Worker.  Student can earn daily tallies toward a SWO bracelet.  A Productive Worker is a student who does their part within the classroom team.  Examples of how students can earn a tally are; completing work within the specified time frame, working with a respectful inside voice, and assisting a student who needs help.  Of course, there are many different ways to earn a tally and we strive to help our students learn how to productively work within a team.  Student can earn daily tallies toward a SWO bracelet, are recognized daily, and are always very excited to earn a bracelet.

Phase 1 students had a fun filled learning week!  They loved being able to watch the caterpillars change and grow into beautiful butterflies.  They then got to watch the butterflies fly away as we released them into the world.  Good luck little butterflies!  The students are continuing to work on their research paper.  They are learning so many interesting facts and learning what a role model really is.  Next week both P1 and P8 students will be assessing in math to help teachers get an idea of where they might be placed next year.  Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and has a healthy breakfast.  Happy Mother’s Day to our wonderful parents…enjoy your day!!!

Phase 2 students will be state testing the next two weeks.  P3 will test next week and P6 will test the following week.  Please do not make appointments before 1:00 those days…we will be testing during LA and math.  Please be on time and eat a good breakfast!

This week students in P3 finished their Mexican suns for art and started a new project.  It is amazing to see the creative projects that Mrs. Wiltse comes up with and the time our students take to make awesome art.  In Social Studies the students are continuing to work on their research about the gold rush.  They researched famous people and immigrants this week so be sure and ask them what interesting facts they found.  P6 students are writing research reports.  Some students are writing about animals while others are researching a famous person that they admire.  This week in P6, we also learned even more about the gold rush.  Students wrote out trivia questions and we had made a game out of it.  Can you believe the boys vs. girls gold rush trivia game ended in a tie?!  We had a great week in Phase 2!

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 Hana Shaghasi for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of

May 11, 2015. Hana always works hard and is helpful to all those around her The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand whenever one is needed.

 

Smarter Balanced State Testing

The first week of Smarter Balanced Computer Based Test in DCS is over.  Below is a breakdown of the testing schedule for each subject area. It is very important that students attend their full school day, as we are testing during core classes, not just in the morning.

Since we are running multiple computer tests at one time, we are asking that your child turn off their electronic devices completely during the school day to save bandwidth.  We want to avoid as many technical issues as possible with our internet. Please help make sure your child brings a book (no e-books) to school each day on testing days.

If you have any further questions or concerns for a specific content area, please e-mail the teacher of that subject.

We hope to work together to make this a successful testing experience for everyone.

Testing Schedule:

PE Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th
(please make sure students have appropriate PE clothes for class each day)
MATH Monday, May 4th Tuesday, May 5th Wednesday, May 6th
LA Monday, May 11th Tuesday, May 12th Wednesday, May 13th
SCIENCE Friday, May 22th
*Math Placement Test Thursday, May 14th
*All students in DCS will take a Math Placement Test to see which skills and concepts they have mastered and which level they will be placed in for the 2015-2016 school year.

PHSA 7th and 8th

PHSA would like to say thank you to all of the students and parents who participated in and came out to support Academic Pentathlon this past Saturday. We were very proud of our students and all that they accomplished. Academic Pentathlon is very important to us here at PHSA and we are confident that next year will be even better. That being said, we are hoping that all of our Seventh grade parents will encourage the students to be a part of Pentathlon again next year.

The end of the year is very quickly approaching. Wednesday night Mrs. King and Mrs. Sierra held an informational meeting for all of our 8th grade students that will be going on to high school next year. The meeting included information about the end of the year activities as well as the ceremony. If you were unable to attend that meeting please contact Mrs. King or Mrs. Sierra for additional information. Also, parents, please keep in mind, in order for your child to be a part of promotion and the end of the year activities they have to have passed all of their SWO’s. If you have questions regarding SWO please contact your child’s SWO teacher.

State testing will begin next Monday, May 11th and will continue through May 22nd. Please remember, if you have any appointments or vacations to schedule them after testing has been completed. We will need all of our students to be present and on time for the next two weeks until testing has been completed. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

 

 

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter May 8, 2015

 

Nest Winner Celebration

 

Our winning nests Sophomores and Juniors are celebrating with a carnival from 11am – 3pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Lunch will be served and these students will be dismissed at 3pm. Congratulations to these nests!

 

 

College Early Start Program – Summer Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer 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.**

WACAC College Fair and ITT Tech Field Trip

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Sophomores and Juniors attended the field trip to the University of the Pacific for the WACAC College Fair and ITT Technical Institute on Monday, May 4th, 2015. Students toured both campuses and were given information about campus life, student services, and campus departments.

Congratulations for our Rotary Scholarship Winners! Thank you Rotary for your generosity!

mhs girls

Maram Abed     $2000            Alexa Basurto    $1000                        Isabela Pante     $500

Serena Cho       $1500        Jennifer Pereira $1000                    Jessica Ornelas  $1000

Community Service

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

T & J Tutoring

T & J Tutoring is in need of tutors. They cover all subjects grades K-12 and are open form 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Please call 209-914-5800 for more information.

Junior Info

Attention all Juniors who are planning to take the June SAT or ACT. The final day of regular registration is Friday, May 8th, 2015. The paper late registration deadline is May 22, 2015 and the online and phone late registration date is May 27, 2015.

Senior Info

Reminder Seniors!!! Friday, May 15th is your Senior Breakfast. It will be held form 8:00am-10:00am at the Golden Corral in Tracy. This event is only for senior students.

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

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Stephanie Ramirez Miramontes

Cal Poly Pomona

Stephanie Ramirez Miramontes

CSU: San Diego

Matthew DeWitt

CSU: Stanislaus

Matthew DeWitt

Ashna Singh

Elizabeth Victoria

CSU: Sacramento

Ashna Singh

Elizabeth Victoria

CSU: San Francisco

Ashna Singh

CSU: San Jose

Elizabeth Victoria

UC: Merced

Elizabeth Victoria

UC: Santa Cruz

Elizabeth Victoria

University of the Pacific

Elizabeth Victoria

MHS Finals Schedule

Monday, May 18

8:05-10:05 Per 1 Review

10:05 – 11:50 Per 1 Final

11:50 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 Per 2 Review

2:00 – 3:55 Per 2 Final

Tuesday, May 19

8:05-10:05 Per 3 Review

10:05 – 11:50 Per 3 Final

11:50 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 Per 4 Review

2:00 – 3:55 Per 4 Final

Wednesday, May 20

8:05-10:05 Per 6 Review

10:05 – 11:50 Per 6 Final

11:50 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 Per 7 Review

2:00 – 3:55 Per 7 Final

Thursday, May 21

8:05 – 10:05 Per 8 Review

10:10 – 11:50 Per 8 Final

11:55 Early Release

Friday, May 22 – Friday, June 26

7:55 – 12:30 Fast Track

Newsletter for the week of April 24th 2015…..

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Apr. 24, 2015                                                                                                                 No.32

Virginia’s Voice

This is always a very busy time of year.  The high school is closing in on the last three weeks of their regular school year before finals and graduation.  The competition fever is coming to a head in PHSA and DCS with the two Pentathlons.  Math and Science tournaments are finished and State testing is starting.  Many times, this time of year brings stress and worry. Parents become concerned about who will be the teacher or the group my child will be with next year etc.  Please be assured that we work diligently to place every student in the best learning group possible.  We want every student to progress and develop and we know that is only possible if each student is addressed and at the appropriate level of instruction.

We will always strive to help each student develop their full potential and will provide the appropriate level of instruction that allows for success and for challenges that are not overwhelming.

On another note:

We have opened the window for applications for our TK and PreK program.  Applications for both are available on line and are due by May 15.  We are very excited about the start of these programs.  The response from parents has been great.

Misc. Announcements

Upcoming Band Performance

Groups involved: 7th and 8th Grade Concert Band and 9th through 12th Grade Concert Band

Where: Kimball High School in the Theater

Event: Tracy Learning Center Spring Concert

When: 7:00 pm on Thursday May 14, 2015

Admission: $5 for Adults $3 Children/Students free to 10 yrs and younger

If you need any other information please let me know.

Thank you,

Roland Zepeda

rzepeda@tracylc.net

The sun is out and it is time to shine up the cars and break out the BBQ.  TLC’s 2nd annual Rib and Chili Cook Off and Car Show will be Saturday May 9th.  More info to follow but if you are interested in competing in the cook off please email Coach ‘B’ at: sbalsamo@tracylc.net

For information and entry form to the car show and corral please go to :tracylc.net/carshow.   Sign up NOW!  Spaces still available.

It will be a great day of cars, music, vendors, food and fun!!  Come out and support MHS Athletics.

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

Parents, please send all packets back to your student’s teacher by next Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. Send either the packets with the returned pictures or the packet with payment for pictures purchased. Thank you!

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Apr. 27 – May 1Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Beef or Cheese Lasagna

Wed  – Chicken Taquitoes

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Nachoes

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase students were busy learning about force and motion. Many experimented with marshmallow shooters, marbles, and toy cars. This was a fun and interactive way to experience and discuss how force (and even friction) can impact motion of various objects. As the weather continues to get warmer, please send your student with a water bottle labeled with their name. Have a safe and fun weekend.

Phase 1 had a fun week of learning! The students compared living and non-living things by characteristics. They learned a fun acronym to help them remember the 7 characteristics of living things and it is Mrs Nerg. Ask your child if they can tell you what it stands for. The students also discussed all the different habitats and the different types of animals that live in each habitat. In writers workshop the students are continuing to work on their biographies. They are doing an amazing job and the teachers are so proud of them! The students are enjoying watch our classroom caterpillars and ladybugs grow. All of the caterpillars have formed their chrysalides and have been moved to their habitat net where they will become butterflies.  Congratulations to Shiven Reddy and Yohannah Arroyo from P1 and Kyle Ardenyi and Roxie Burns from P8 for being chosen for this month’s SWO of the Month, which was Polite Citizens! Great job!

Phase 2 students continued their study of the gold rush.  We learned about different ethnic groups during the gold rush and we have some very fun projects coming up.  We are also working on researching and writing reports.  Some groups are completing online research for their expository reports and are developing very good research and writing skills.  Please note that phase 2 will have a field trip in June and information will be coming home in May.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please make sure you are cleared in the office first.  This does not guarantee you a chaperone spot but it ensure that if you DO get picked, you are cleared to go and do not have to wait to get cleared.  Thank you!

Discovery Charter

 

YEARBOOK TIME!!

 

The time has come to order your DCS-PHSA yearbook.  Order forms are available in the front office and will be going out to the homerooms next.  The form can also be downloaded in the link below.  Simply complete the form and bring it in with a check or credit/debit card to the front office.  Hardcover yearbooks are just $35 this year with dedication pages available for an addition $15.  Don’t miss out on your chance to capture the memories.

Yearbook Order Form (PDF)

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TRACY LEARNING CENTER

    Pre High School Academy

 51 E. Beverly Place, Tracy, CA  95376

(209) 831-5240   Fax (209) 831-5243

www.tracylc.org/dcs

April 27, 2015

To the Parents of Students in Grades 5, 6 and 7,

This is the time of the year when we all start wondering what mathematics classes will be offered next year.  We start by giving our sixth and seventh graders a placement test consisting of skills from grades five, six, Pre-Algebra and Algebra.  For those students already in Algebra, we give them the Algebra 2 readiness test. The purpose of these tests allows us to better place the students and tells us how many of what class we need.  It is always our goal to meet the needs of the students.

We are planning on offering the following classes next year at PHSA:

  • ONE Algebra 2 class
  • Algebra 1
  • Intro to Algebra
  • Math Applications
  • Math Essentials if needed

What we will not know is how many of each class we will teach, until the results of the placement tests are tabulated.  We have also taken a different approach, in connection with Millennium High School. We offer Algebra 2 immediately after Algebra 1.  The students do not “lose” any of their Algebra knowledge and there is not wasted time in Algebra 2 remediating the Algebra skills.  We have also found that most students are more conceptually ready for Geometry when they are older.

In grades five and six there will be an Algebra/Intro to Geometry class offered for those students who are ready for that challenge.  Appropriate classes in fifth and sixth grade skills will be taught as well as any remediation levels needed.

I hope this letter lessens any concerns that parents may have.  If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me, lking@tracylc.net

Sincerely,

Leslie King

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.

Smarter Balanced State Testing

In the beginning of May, we start administering the Smarter Balanced Computer Based Test in DCS.  Below is a breakdown of the testing schedule for each subject area. It isvery important that students attend their full school day, as we are testing during core classes, not just in the morning.

Since we are running multiple computer tests at one time, we are asking that your child turn off their electronic devices completely during the school day to save bandwidth.  We want to avoid as many technical issues as possible with our internet. Please help make sure your child brings a book (no e-books) to school each day on testing days.

If you have any further questions or concerns for a specific content area, please e-mail the teacher of that subject.

We hope to work together to make this a successful testing experience for everyone.

Testing Schedule:

PE Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th
(please make sure students have appropriate PE clothes for class each day)
MATH Monday, May 4th Tuesday, May 5th Wednesday, May 6th
LA Monday, May 11th Tuesday, May 12th Wednesday, May 13th
SCIENCE Friday, May 22th
*Math Placement Test Thursday, May 14th
*All students in DCS will take a Math Placement Test to see which skills and concepts they have mastered and which level they will be placed in for the 2015-2016 school year.

PHSA Weekly News

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS

A promotion planning meeting will be held Wednesday, May 6th at 4:15 in D-9, Mrs. King’s room.

We will be putting together committees to work on the events that surround promotion:

 Cosmic Bowling: Friday, June 19th

 Promotion Ceremony Decorating, Thursday, June 25th

 Great America Goodie Bags: Friday, June 26th

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but want to help, please contact Mrs. King at

lking@tracylc.net

PHSA introduced SWO #3 this week, this is the last SWO of the school year and 8th grade promotion is quickly approaching. Please remember, in order for 8th graders to participate in promotion and the various end of the year activities, they must pass this SWO. 

Academic Pentathlon will take place this Saturday, May 2nd. We are asking all parents with students in Pentathlon to make sure they arrive at East Union High School in Manteca promptly at 7:15 am. Our 7th and 8th grade team has been working diligently and we are confident that they are going to do very well at the competition. If you have further questions about Academic Pentathlon please feel free to contact Mrs. King or Mrs. Saldana. 

Starting May 11th, PHSA will begin State Testing. The Language Arts state test will take place the week of May 11th and the Math state test will take place the week of May 18th. It is very important that parents try their best not to schedule any type of appointments or vacations during this time and that all students arrive on time to class each day so that they have all of the time they need to complete their test successfully. If you have further questions regarding this test please make an appointment with one of the PHSA teachers and we would be more than happy to assist you.

Band Spring Performances will take place on Thursday May 14th at Kimball High School Theater. Students should arrive dressed at 6:15pm. The Actual concert begins at 7:00pm. If you have further questions regarding this performance please see the Band instructor Mr. Zepeda. 

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter April 22, 2015

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Attention Sophomores and Juniors:  Interested in developing your leadership skills and learning about public policy?  Then apply to the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project taking place this July, at no cost to you and your family!  You could spend one week at Sac State University for the Sacramento Leadership Conference, or 3 days in Fresno for the San Joaquin Valley Institute.  Come get more information at the Counseling Office, or at this website:  http://clylp.org/programs/high-school-program-application/.  The deadline to apply for both programs is May 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon.

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 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website athttp://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.**

WACAC College Fair and ITT Tech Field Trip

Attention students’ grades 10th and 11th. You will have the opportunity to be visiting the University of the Pacific for the WACAC College Fair and ITT Technical Institute on Monday, May 4th, 2015.  The cost of the field trip is $18.00.  Students will be eating lunch at UOP. Please make sure your student brings at least $10.00 to purchase food or a bag lunch of their own. IMPORTANT REMINDER: If your student is participating in any extracurricular activities such as sports, please make sure that the field trip schedule does not conflict with it. Current grades and attendance records will be reviewed before registering for this field trip. Students must maintain passing grades of C or better in all their classes, have no referrals and have good attendance in order to attend this field trip. Students will be given tours of both campuses and will gain valuable information about campus life, student services, and campus departments as well as visit the WACAC College fair where multiple college campuses will be represented.

San Joaquin Delta College – Will host an AB 540 Awareness Seminar at the South Campus in Maountain House on Tuesday, April 28th from 5:30pm-8:00pm in room 408. The program will include AB 540 Overview, CA Dream Act Application Overview and resources for Undocumented Students. All are welcomed. No RSVP required. For more information please call 209-954-5151 ext. 6144 or email outreach@deltacollege.edu 

Community Service

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

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.

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.

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

UC Riverside

Ajay Chilukuri

UC Merced

Ajay Chilukuri

University of the Pacific

Ajay Chilukuri

Cinta Aveda Institute

Briana Vargas

UC Davis

Serena Cho

Sonoma State University

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