TLC Newsletter for the week of August 24th 2015…

Charter Chatter

Aug. 28, 2015                                                                                                      No.4

Virginia’s Voice

We are well underway at the Tracy Learning Center.  We have completed the first four weeks of school.  It is exciting to visit classrooms and to see the growth among the students since they started.  Kindergarten is showing tremendous growth.  I am very pleased we have chosen to keep all of our “brand newbest friends” together in the same room with seven teachers.  They are thriving.

It is amazing to see the development of our Primary students from one week to the next.  I am delighted that each student is challenged in reading and math due to our small group instruction system.  Every student is learning at the correct level of instruction.

I must say that 5/6 Discovery students are doing exceptionally well.  The fourth graders have made an incredible easy transition to fifth grade.  It is the best transition we have ever had.

7/8 is doing well.  We are pleased with the pride and focus we see with our older Discovery students.  They are truly accepting the challenge of preparing for high school.

Finally, the high school which is larger than it has ever been before is boasting a great deal of spirit for school  functions and spirit week.  Club rush was amazing and there are so many worthwhile clubs on campus.  School work is our first priority, but for many sports is the motivator for grades.

In conclusion, I would like to quote a student who said to me the other day,” Wow, there are really great teachers at this school and they are all willing to go the extra mile to help us.”

Misc. Announcements

Next School Holiday is Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 – Labor Day

Discovery Car-line

We have had some real problems this week with DCS students going to buy snacks either from the cafeteria or from the street venders so when their parent pulls up their child is nowhere to be found. This creates a halt in pickups and car line backs way up. If your student is buying food afterschool please make sure you have communicated with him/her and make a plan that will not cause this car line back up. These students should be given walking forms so they can meet their parent somewhere rather than car line.

Medications

Please remember all medications which had been kept in the office at the end of the school year have been discarded. Any students who need to take medication in the office must bring in their medication in its original box along with the MD’s written authorization form. Students may never carry medication on them.

Parent Volunteers

Any parents who plan on volunteering this year must bring in their appropriate paperwork including a cleared TB Test which is good for 4 years and give it to Kay Fagundes. These forms are available in the front waiting area.

Walkers

PCS, DCS and DHSP students must turn in a walking form in order to walk away from campus and must walk to a “designated spot” away from the school so as not due bog down traffic coming and leaving the car lines. The exception to this is students from PCS who wait in front on the school in the bark area quietly waiting for their older sibling(s) to pick them up.

Late Pick Ups

PCS students who are not picked up by 3:50pm will be taken to P5 and will be supervised by Mrs. Null. There will be a $5 fee for these late students per occurrence. All students must be picked up by 4:30pm and parents must sign to pick their student up. If possible, please notify the office when you are running late and/or you are sending someone else to pick your child up.   This new plan is for your child’s safety and supervision and must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

PCS Students may not return to the campus or roam around campus after they have been picked up.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Aug. 24 – Aug. 28

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Corn Dog

Wed  –  Nachos

Thurs. – Chicken Taquitos

Fri. –  Beef Hot Dog

Primary Charter

Primary parents:  We have had many sick students this week.  It is critical to our students’ health that they stay home until fever AND symptom free for 24 HOURS.  Controlling a fever with Tylenol or Motrin DOES NOT constitute fever free.  If your student is ill, please allow them to stay home to fully recover.

This week in Initial Phase students learned all about our classroom jobs!  We have a Calendar Helper, Chair Stacker, Office Messenger, Lunch  Monitor, Caboose, and Custodians.  Each week 15 random students are selected to do a job.  Students are very proud of their jobs and they are so excited to try them out.

Wow!  That first month flew by!  Phase 1 students have already accomplished so much! Many of our students have AR goals and have logged into IXL and Reading Eggs. Technology is really a big part of our learning.  Phase 1 students also had an awesome experience creating a time capsule which we buried.  At the end of the school year we will dig it up and compare the past to the present.  Next week in Writer’s Workshop we will begin opinion writing.  We can wait to see how our students use their reasoning skills to express their ideas.   Please continue to encourage your student to read daily.  Fluent readers become fluent writers and speakers!!  Have a great weekend J

Phase 2 students had a great week of learning.  We are using technology in our classrooms every day.  We use several online sites where teachers can track student progress and other sites that students can access at home for extra practice.  We also have some groups that already know how to use GoogleDocs and can type a document and save it!  Spellingcity.com and multiplication.com are great sites to use at home for reinforcement and extra practice.

   Discovery Charter

GREEN is the color of the month! Students who earned an “all green month” have a chance to spin a wheel to earn prizes that will include gift cards, spirit wear, school supplies, and other fun items.  Next week during unity students will “SPIN it to WIN it.”

KONA ICE was a great success!!!  Thank you for supporting our School Wide fundraiser. The turn-out was AMAZING!! We appreciated the patience in line.  The staff had a wonderful time talking to parents and students who patiently waited in line for their delicious drink.

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TLC Teachers staff work hard to make Kona Ice treats for students

SPELLING BEE: DCS is excited to participate in the 2015 Spelling Bee.  Spelling Bee information was sent home this week. Look for more information in the near future.

TALENT AUDTIONS: Students who auditioned for Unity’s Funky Friday were absolutely amazing. Ms. T said she has never watched so much talent. She is excited to share the talent with us.  Students will display their talent at unity throughout the year.

EVERYDAY COUNTS!: This September, University of the Pacific and community partners are celebrating Attendance Awareness Month with an Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge.  Any student who comes to school on time, every day in September will be entered into a drawing for prize. Prizes include E-readers, gift cards, tickets to Pacific athletic events, and more.  Help your child to have PERFECT ATTENDANCE!!

GRADES: Updated grades will be placed in your child’s agenda on Wednesday, September 2nd.  Please review their grades and contact your child’s teacher if you have questions.

DCS teachers welcome parent communication, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!

Ms. Rodieck – lrodieck@tracylc.net; Ms. Pelaez – lpelaez@tracylc.net; Mrs. Beckner – sbeckner@tracylc.net

Mrs. Hawkins – shawkins@tracylc.net; Ms. Zaca – szaca@tracylc.net; Ms. Takeuchi – ttakeuchi@tracylc.net

TLC Teachers staff work hard to make Kona Ice treats for students

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Students learn vocabulary through games                                                            Students investigate motion!

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

The first month is already over! Wow, that went by fast!

Official Den Points come out next week, but as of now here are the standings:

Malayan leads with 11,535 positive points

Sumatran is 2nd with 10,965

Followed by Siberian with 10,540

Bringing up the rear, but trying hard, Bengal with 9,405!

The atmosphere in 7/8 continues to be one of positive excitement and anticipation for what each day brings!!

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Math classes are abuzz with higher lever thinking and problem solving skills in action.

Language Arts classes are working diligently on learning what it takes to be a good writer and critical thinker as they analyze Lord of the Flies this trimester.

Mr. Compton’s science classes are just about ready to begin labs in the class. Exciting Stuff!!

In Social Studies, Mrs. Wallace was very impressed with the lesson plans her students were able to come up with. This week they are delving into the “Godfathers of the Renaissance,” The Medici family.

Dance Exploration rehearsing for their first performance next month. There will be two, and parents are invited to attend one or both. They will take place the week of the 20th, during morning Unity. Look for more details to follow in next week’s Chatter.

If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Thank you to all who have donated tissues, paper towels, germ-X, and wipes. We could still use lots more 1

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!!

 

MHS

 

Charter Chatter August 28, 2015

First ‘Thank You’ to all staff supporting spirit week – it is our first and leadership has learned a few things!  The first rally of the year was Friday and the student were extremely spirited with their EXTREME Fall Sports Rally.  In order to accommodate mid-terms for seniors and Junior late start, the rally was from 10:45am – 11:15am. Also, Friday is the first football game of the season. Students had the opportunity to purchase tickets for a spot on the Spirit Bus to attend this away game in Vacaville. We wish our team good luck and Go Falcons!!

 

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Career Ed

This was the first week of speakers for the Junior Career Education class. Millennium High School would like to thank both of our wonderful visitors we had Kenneth Faulkner- Arable Technologies Nancy McDonald from FIDM and Johanna Ornelas from CSU Stanislaus. If you or anyone you know has an interesting job and would be willing to be a speaker for the class please contact Ms. A in the counseling office at 209-627-8299 or at sarganbright@tracylc.net.

 

Club Rush

Club Rush was held last Friday. There was a great turn out this year of new and returning clubs. We look forward to all of our clubs that are on campus this year.

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Community Service Opportunities

Moose Lodge Shrimp Feed Dinner and Dance: Saturday, August 29 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. possibly later. 9 volunteers needed for serving food (6) and washing dishes (3). If serving food, please wear a white shirt and black pants; long hair needs to be tied back. Please contact Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 if interested in volunteering.

Tracy Buccaneers Youth Football: Saturday, August 29 – 4 volunteerss from 7:00am-12:00pm and 4 volunteers at 1:00pm-6:00pm. Location: Tracy High School Football field.

Contact: Marlena Posten buccsvolunteers@gmail.com

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, August 29 at 9:00am-10:30am. Location: Mountain House at Bethany Park (corner of Legacy and Communidad) or Bethany School (corner of Heritage and Communidad) Responsibilities include: filming games and/or selling concessions at the snack table. Volunteers need to be at least 13 years old. Contact: Crystal Thomas- cthomas@tusd.net

Get Real Behind the Wheel: Sunday, August 30, 10am-2pm at the Altamont Motorsport Park

17001 Midway Rd. This is a Teen Safe Driving event. Please contact Tom Simpson: 209-612-4222

www.getrealbehindthewheel.com to volunteer.

Other News

Counseling News!

Would you like to stay up to date with what is going on in Counseling? If so follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/millennium.counseling) or Twitter (CounselingAtMHS).

Tracy Learning Center will be participating in the Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge

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Update: Homework Support!!!

The homework support room is open Monday-Wednesday from 4:05 PM-4:45 PM in room M-2. All students are welcome to come for educational tutoring and support.

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application.

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutors Wanted!!!

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!).

 

Expanding Your Horizons Conference – Young Women Grades 6th – 12th

Expanding Your Horizons is a career conference for 6th-12th grade young women. This event will be held on October 10, 2015 at the University of the Pacific, Stockton Campus. For more information or to register for the event please visit www.sjeyh.org.

Firefighter Career Expos

In keeping with their mission to recruit, retain and promote more women to the Fire Service, the California Fire Fighter Joint apprenticeship Committee and its Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service encourage interested middle school and high school students to attend an expo on Saturday, September 12th from 10am-1pm at 526 Commerce Way Livermore, CA 94551. For more information please visit their website at: http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/recruitment1/becoming-a-firefighter/firefighter-career-expos/

 

TLC Newsletter for the week of AUGUST 17TH 2016…

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Aug. 21, 2015                                                                                          Vol. 3 No.3
Virginia’s Voice

You may have noticed we have updated our TLC logo.  The new design is thanks to the artistic talents of Stephanie Arganbright .  The logo puts all of the expanded pieces of our educational program together.

Purple in the center represents our latest addition: Pre School which will open September 2 for children ages 3 and 4.

Blue is our Primary Charter which has added our new Transitional Kindergarten program.

Red is our Discovery Charter which houses grades 5 through 8 with an emphasis on preparing students for high school.

Black is our Millennium High School and the home of the Falcons.  It not only prepares students for college and life but it offers a full comprehensive high school program and opportunities to begin college before ending high school.

The entire logo is wrapped in gold which is the second color for each of the schools.  The thread that ties all of the schools together is gold.  And yes, we are the golden opportunity for students who chose to learn in our schools.  We are very proud of our excellence and our dedication to student success.

Misc. Announcements

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Discovery Car-line

We have had some real problems this week with DCS students going to buy snacks either from the cafeteria or from the street venders so when their parent pulls up their child is nowhere to be found. This creates a halt in pickups and car line backs way up. If your student is buying food afterschool please make sure you have communicated with him/her and make a plan that will not cause this car line back up. These students should be given walking forms so they can meet their parent somewhere rather than car line.

Medications

Please remember all medications which had been kept in the office at the end of the school year have been discarded. Any students who need to take medication in the office must bring in their medication in its original box along with the MD’s written authorization form. Students may never carry medication on them.

Parent Volunteers

Any parents who plan on volunteering this year must bring in their appropriate paperwork including a cleared TB Test which is good for 4 years and give it to Kay Fagundes. These forms are available in the front waiting area.

Walkers

PCS, DCS and DHSP students must turn in a walking form in order to walk away from campus and must walk to a “designated spot” away from the school so as not due bog down traffic coming and leaving the car lines. The exception to this is students from PCS who wait in front on the school in the bark area quietly waiting for their older sibling(s) to pick them up.

Late Pick Ups

PCS students who are not picked up by 3:50pm will be taken to P5 and will be supervised by Mrs. Null. There will be a $5 fee for these late students per occurrence. All students must be picked up by 4:30pm and parents must sign to pick their student up. If possible, please notify the office when you are running late and/or you are sending someone else to pick your child up.   This new plan is for your child’s safety and supervision and must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

PCS Students may not return to the campus or roam around campus after they have been picked up.

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Aug. 24 – Aug. 28

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Lasagna

Fri. –  Beef Hot Dog

Primary Charter

In Initial Phase this week, students have dove into curriculum with both feet!  The teachers are amazed and how far they have come in such a short amount of time.  Remember, to send students with a labeled water bottle and a healthy lunch.  Ensure that students have protein, vegetables, and fruit to choose from.  Make lunch time fun and let your student choose what healthy foods they want in their lunch.

This week, Phase 1 students enjoyed a “Blast from the Past!”  In social studies they learned about how many things have changed over time.  Technology, transportation, and even games are continually changing and improving. In Writer’s Workshop, students are really getting into writing super sentences and exploring their creativity.  In Math, students have started using technology to learn!  Look for information in your student’s folder regarding IXL and how to access it from home.  We are so close to our first Treasure Party!  They have been working hard at following classroom rules and procedures.  Please make sure to send your student with a water bottle every day labeled with their name.  Have a great weekend!

Phase 2 students had a great week.  We are enjoying the books we’re reading in language arts.  Did you know that the books we read in language arts are aligned to our science and social studies standards?  This allows students to learn these concepts in multiple ways and through various methods.   We will be animal and habitat experts very soon!  Phase 2 students are also hard at work in math…please practice those math facts every night!  When students know math facts fluently with speed and accuracy, they are able to better complete more complex problems such as long division and multiplication.

Important Picture Day Information

Please forward this to parents.

Primary Charter School
Picture Day: Wednesday, August 26
Picture Day ID: CR015807Q0

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 26. 

Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com

  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
  • See more optionsavailable online
  • Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site

Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!
Go to mylifetouch.com

 

Drop Offs and Pick-Ups

We have had several calls about unsafe driving during morning drop off and pickups. These callers have said drivers have been rude, cutting them off and basically risking students’ lives with very unsafe driving. Please slow down, be courteous and make safety your number one responsibility.

   Discovery Charter

For DCS and DHSP Students

Important Picture Day Information

Please forward this to parents.

Discovery Charter
Picture Day: Wednesday, August 26
Picture Day ID: CR015790Q0

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 26. 

Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com

  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
  • See more optionsavailable online
  • Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site

Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!
Go to mylifetouch.com

Students are transitioning well, responding to questions, and staying on green.  On Wednesday, grades were placed in student agendas. Grades will be updated every-other-Wednesday for the remainder of the year.  You also have availability to student grades via Parent Connect.

DCS SCHOOL WIDE FUNDRAISER – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th.  Kona Ice will be on campus on Wednesday, August 26th from 3:00 – 5:00. Students may purchase a Kona Ice for $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, or $5.00.  Kona Ice offers several flavors, and is a great way to cool off.  Follow the signs to purchase your Kona OR send money with your child and they can purchase their Kona Ice before you pick them up.

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SPELLING BEE: DCS is excited to participate in the 2015 Spelling Bee.  A Spelling Bee meeting will be scheduled, and information about the Spelling Bee will be handed out at that time. Look for Spelling Bee information next week!

UNITY CHALLENGE: DEDICATED DCS STUDENTS were asked to take part in our Leadership Challenge.  The challenge included six students who have stayed on green, completed all of their homework, and have shown leadership qualities. Today at unity, they participated in a popcorn relay that was filled with speed, skill, applause, and laughter.

TALENT AUDTIONS: Students are encouraged to audition for Unity’s Funky Friday.  Ms. T said, “There are so many talented students in DCS. I am excited to show that talent off!”  Any student wanting to show off their talent can sign up in Ms. T’s room.

DCS teachers welcome parent communication, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!

Ms. Rodieck – lrodieck@tracylc.net; Ms. Pelaez – lpelaez@tracylc.net; Mrs. Beckner – sbeckner@tracylc.net

Mrs. Hawkins – shawkins@tracylc.net; Ms. Zaca – szaca@tracylc.net; Ms. Takeuchi – ttakeuchi@tracylc.net

PHSA

DHSP Charter Chatter:

 

The First set of Den Points is Out:

 

Siberian leads with 7,550 positive points

Sumatran is 2nd with 7,470 positive points

Followed by Malayan with 7,210

Bring up the rear, but trying hard, Bengal with 6,020

 

Top Highest Points by Den:

  1. Cierra Lovelace (Siberian Den): 375 points
  2. Mysha Mamsa (Sumatran Den)a: 335 points
  3. Jovanni Breda-Green (Malayan Den): 250 points
  4. Sidney Riddle (Bengal Den): 245 points

The atmosphere in 7/8 is one of positive excitement and anticipation for what each day brings!! What a great environment!

The math classes are wrapping up their unit of review, so start expecting a jump in the rigor across all classes.

Language Arts is just amazing! Watching students as they are grasping complex concepts is fascinating!

Mr. Compton’s science classes are reviewing all safety procedures as they prepare to begin labs in the class. Exciting Stuff!!

In Social Studies, Mrs. Wallace is having the students write and present their own lesson plans using Driving Questions as they learn how to engage the class in discussion. She is thrilled with the results so far!

Hard work happening in DHSP:

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If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Saturday School is this Saturday, 7:55 – 11:30. Arrive on time! Mrs. Wallace will be waiting at the main gate to welcome those attending.

Thank you to all who have donated tissues, paper towels, germ-X, and wipes. We could still use lots more 1

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!!

 

MHS

 

Charter Chatter August 21, 2015

 

Community Service

The community service board in the Counseling Office is updated on a weekly basis. There are lots of new activities.  Please stop by the counseling office or check the website for updates.  Please visit http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html to view the current opportunities being offered.

Community Services hours are now available to view on Aeries. They are located in the 0 period class. Please not this is not a “real subject matter” class but purely a way for you to view and keep track of your Community Service hours. Please note Community Service hours will be updated weekly by the end of day Friday.

 

 

Senior Info

Coming soon! Be on the look out for your Senior information packets with important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines.  Information will also be available on our website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/senior-information.html

***Please note that the Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 10:00am at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Only 10 Tickets will be given to each student)***

 

Homework Support

The homework support room is open Monday-Wednesday from 4:05 PM-4:45 PM in room M-2. All students are welcome to come for educational tutoring and support.

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application.

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutors Wanted!!!

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!).

Other News

Fall Spirit Week Aug. 24 – 28

Monday – Extreme Power Nap day (pajamas)

Tuesday – Extreme Nerd Day

Wednesday – Extreme Sports Day

Thursday – Extreme Nest Day (Nest Colors)

Friday – Extreme Falcon Black and Gold Day

Fall Sports Rally – The Fall Sports Rally will be held next Friday, August 29th during lunch.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference – Young Women Grades 6th – 12th

Expanding Your Horizons is a career conference for 6th-12th grade young women. This event will be held on October 10, 2015 at the University of the Pacific, Stockton Campus. For more information or to register for the event please visit www.sjeyh.org.

Firefighter Career Expos

In keeping with their mission to recruit, retain and promote more women to the Fire Service, the California Fire Fighter Joint apprenticeship Committee and its Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service encourage interested middle school and high school students to attend an expo in September. Dates and locations are as followed:

Saturday, September 12th from 10am-1pm at 526 Commerce Way Livermore, CA 94551

For more information please visit their website at:             http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/recruitment1/becoming-a-firefighter/firefighter-career-expos/

TLC Weekly Newsletter for the week of August 10th

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TLC Charter Chatter

Aug. 14, 2015                                                                                                           No.2

Virginia’s Voice

This has been a very busy but rewarding second week of school.  Discovery and Millennium held their back to school nights.  Some parents may have actually been here all three nights: DHSP, DCS, and MHS were Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.  I felt all three were very successful.  It was great to see such a huge turnout of parents for each event.  It is my hope that you learned from the experience.  The teachers here are very dedicated and hard working.  They care a great deal about their job as professional educators.  I feel very honored to work with the staff at the Tracy Learning Center.

I am also pleased that each of you has chosen the Tracy Learning Center for your child’s education.  I believe your student is in very good hands.  We are honored to have your students.  We appreciate your support with homework, checking grades, returning folders, and any donations you provide. We still appreciate the $400 donations that families donate each year. This money is extremely helpful and is always put to great use.  We never take you for granted.

I feel very badly for the 700 plus students who remain on our waiting list.  This year we are filled at every grade level.  Some parents have had students on the list for over six years.  I appreciate the difficult job Mrs. Beringer has informing parents that their child is still on the waiting list.  It is not an easy job.  I know she feels delighted to make calls letting parents know their child has finally made the top of the list and is being offered a spot.

I am looking forward to an exciting and academically challenging new school year.  We are all off to a great start.

Misc. Announcements

 Discovery Car-line

We have had some real problems this week with DCS students going to buy snacks either from the cafeteria or from the street venders so when their parent pulls up their child is nowhere to be found. This creates a halt in pickups and car line backs way up. If your student is buying food afterschool please make sure you have communicated with him/her and make a plan that will not cause this car line back up. These students should be given walking forms so they can meet their parent somewhere rather than car line.

Medications

Please remember all medications which had been kept in the office at the end of the school year have been discarded. Any students who need to take medication in the office must bring in their medication in its original box along with the MD’s written authorization form. Students may never carry medication on them.

Parent Volunteers

Any parents who plan on volunteering this year must bring in their appropriate paperwork including a cleared TB Test which is good for 4 years and give it to Kay Fagundes. These forms are available in the front waiting area.

Walkers

PCS, DCS and DHSP students must turn in a walking form in order to walk away from campus and must walk to a “designated spot” away from the school so as not due bog down traffic coming and leaving the car lines. The exception to this is students from PCS who wait in front on the school in the bark area quietly waiting for their older sibling(s) to pick them up.

Late Pick Ups

PCS students who are not picked up by 3:50pm will be taken to P5 and will be supervised by Mrs. Null. There will be a $5 fee for these late students per occurrence. All students must be picked up by 4:30pm and parents must sign to pick their student up. If possible, please notify the office when you are running late and/or you are sending someone else to pick your child up.   This new plan is for your child’s safety and supervision and must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

PCS Students may not return to the campus or roam around campus after they have been picked up.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Aug. 17 – Aug. 21

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Chicken Corn Dog

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

Initial Phase this week students have learned what a Polite Citizen looks like, sounds like, and acts like.  Each month we will explore a new character trait (SWO).  Our SWO’s, School Wide Outcomes, help build our campus culture.  Primary’s campus feels unique and this is because of our School Wide Outcome expectations.  It is common for campus visitors to comment about how well behaved and polite all of our students are.

Reminder: If your child has a fever, they must stay home and cannot return until fever free for 24 hours.

Phase 1 students had another wonderful week!  We have jumped right into curriculum in both Math and Language Arts.  In Writers Workshop we have been reviewing parts of speech and writing super sentences.  In Language Arts they are focusing on comprehension skills.  During Math centers, the students learned several fun math games that they can play when their independent work is done.  In Social Studies we spent the whole week learning about our SWOs.  They are ready to earn those bracelets!  The students are really enjoying PE, Art, and Music.  What an exciting week they all had.  Please remember to go through your student’s Green Folder and take out all the work they have done for the week and initial the calendar and return on Monday.

This week Phase 2 students started language arts and math curriculum.  We are impressed with the all of our responsible students who turned in their homework this week.  Keep it up! We are also excited for a whole trimester of science!  This year we will be learning about animals, habitats, endangered species and animal adaptations.  Our Phase 2 students are proving to be great role models and our classrooms are running smoothly, happily, and productively already!  Please remember that students bring their agendas home on Fridays and they need to be signed and returned on Monday.  Thank you!

Discovery Charter

Week two was a success.  Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Back to School Night.  The evening was very enjoyable.  We always look forward to meeting parents and sharing our information.

If you were not able to make it to Back to School Night, we reviewed many things to include:

  • GREAT START TO THE YEAR: All teachers agree, this year seems to be the best ever! Students have come prepared, they are working hard, and they understand and follow class procedures.
  • GRADES: Check Parent Connect (AERIES) to view your child’s up-to-date grades.
  • NO HOMEWORK POLICY: Students who do not complete homework assignments will be given a 0, have a note written in their agendas, and will receive a phone call home. Not completing homework will hurt your child’s grade.  There is no late work. Other information was sent home with your child. If you have questions, please send your child’s teacher an email.
  • BEHAVIOR CHART: Parents/Guardians are able to view their child’s behavior on a daily basis. Agendas will show one of the following: GREEN STAMP – great day (thank you); blue or black writing – warning (no green) this may also result in a call home; orange – repeated behavior that has not been changed OR unacceptable/inappropriate behavior- this will result in a call home; red – referral to the Principal’s office.

HAND OUTS: Copies of any handouts were sent home with your child in a stapled packet if you were unable to attend Back to School Night.  As stated at Back to School Night, please email teachers if you have any questions or concerns at any time:

Ms. Rodieck – lrodeick@tracylc.net; Ms. Pelaez – lpelaez@tracylc.net; Mrs. Beckner – sbeckner@tracylc.net

Mrs. Hawkins – shawkins@tracylc.net; Ms. Zaca – szaca@tracylc.net; Ms. Takeuchi – ttakeuchi@tracylc.net

FRIDAY’S “ALL GREEN” SURPRISE: Today an “ALL GREEN” surprise was given to students as a thank you from teachers for doing such a great job their first two weeks of school.  Any student who had all green stamps in their behavior chart were given cotton candy at the end of the day.  THANK YOU Ms. T and leadership for making our Friday special.

UNITY FUNKY FRIDAY: Our talent today was absolutely amazing!! Ashleigh Garcia and Loren Pante entertained us with their performance.  Ashleigh played the ukulele and both girls sang acapella. Their talent was the first of many to come this year.  Students are encouraged to audition for Unity Funky Friday’s. They can sign up in Ms. T’s room.

Discovery Car-line

We have had some real problems this week with DCS students going to buy snacks either from the cafeteria or from the street venders so when their parent pulls up their child is nowhere to be found. This creates a halt in pickups and car line backs way up. If your student is buying food afterschool please make sure you have communicated with him/her and make a plan that will not cause this car line back up. These students should be given walking forms so they can meet their parent somewhere rather than car line.

Ms. Rodieck’s students are “Soaring Into A New Year.”  They worked hard to create three dimensional hot air balloons, words to live by, and portrait poems while sharing information about their lives.  The students took great care and pride while working on these projects.

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

Can’t Believe Week Two is Over !

Back – to – School – Night was amazing! DHSP had the largest parent attendance the 7th & 8th grade has ever seen! Lot’s of positive comments and attitudes!  Way to start the year DHSP!

The math classes are going full steam ahead.

Lots of diagraming is going on in all the Language Arts classes;

always the first step to becoming a solid writer.

Mr. Compton has the students using Cornell Note taking in his Science classes; definitely a skill students will need in high school.

Social Studies is finishing up its first unit of the year, The Ottoman Empire. Next up, the origins of Islam 540 – 1400’s

Hard work happening in DHSP:

If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace  at dwallace@tracylc.net

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Thank you to all who have donated tissues, paper towels, germ-X, and wipes. We could still use lots more

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!! –

MHS

 

 

Important Picture Day Information

Millennium High School
Picture Day: Wednesday, August 19
Picture Day ID: CR015797Q0

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 19. 

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Community Service

We are updating the community service board in the Counseling Office.  Please stop by the counseling office or check the website for updates. If students or parents are unsure of how to get to the Community Service page please go to our website at www.tracylc.net. Then click on the link for Millennium High School. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Counseling website link. Then select the Community Service link from the top of the page.

Counselors visited 9th grade and 10th grade classes this week to discuss the community service process. Make sure to ask your student how they are progressing toward completing their community service graduation requirement.

Community Services hours are now available to view on Aeries. They are located in the 0 period class. Please not this is not a “real subject matter” class but purely a way for you to view and keep track of your Community Service hours. Please note Community Service hours will be updated weekly by the end of day Friday.

Senior Info

Coming soon! Senior information packets with important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines will be mailed the last week of August.  Information will also be available on our website at www.tracylc.net in the Senior Scoop section of the Counseling/Guidance webpage.

***Please note that the Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 10:00am at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Only 10 Tickets will be given to each student)***

 

College Info

Classes start the week of August 17th.  Students who registered for a Delta college class that was not previously approved on their College Early Start form must complete a change of course form with the Counseling Office. Reimbursements for tuition cannot be approved if students are enrolled in courses not previously approved.  For textbook ordering information, please visit www.deltacollege.edu

***Students can visit the Counseling Office to either advertise their books for sale or to see about purchasing used textbooks

 

Homework Support

The homework support room will be open beginning Tuesday, August 11th from 4:05 PM-4:45 PM in room M-2. All students are welcome to come for educational tutoring and support.

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application.

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutors Wanted!!!

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!).

Job Opportunity!!!  T and J Tutoring is seeking new tutors!  If you are interested, attend their meeting this Saturday at 9:30am at 320 West 11th Street.  This is a $10 an hour position.  For more information please visit the Counseling Office.

Club Rush Week

Club Rush will be held during the week of August 17th – August 21st. During rush week students can sign up for any club they are interested in being a member of.

TLC Newsletter for the week of August 3rd 2015

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Charter Chatter

The Weekly TLC Newsletter

Aug. 7, 2015                                                                                                           No.1

Virginia Stewart

Welcome back to school at the Tracy Learning Center.  We are off to a fantastic start.  All of the teachers were more than ready when Monday arrived.  The rooms are in great shape and decorated well.  The curriculum is organized and the “training” of how to act in the classroom has gone very well.  Our students like coming back to school and are already into the swing of learning.

I am particularly proud of the new Kindergarten children who are adjusting well to the demands of being in school.  This is the first year we have had so few children cry when they realized school was everyday.

At DCS I am very pleased with the great transition our fifth graders made from Primary to Discovery.  They are doing a great job of following the schedule, getting homework done, and doing the work expected in class.

DHSP is the new version of PHSA.  Our 7th and 8th grade students are truly showing they are getting ready for high school.  The school is using the nest system of the high school which is called Den points for them.  They are acting so mature and thoughtful as they adjust to the new vision and rules for the classes.  It is delightful.

MHS has a few new teachers who have been welcomed by the students and who are fitting in well.  The students are great and the enrollment is at an all time high.  The high school is our largest school with 516 students.  We are filled at most grade levels with many more inquiry calls coming in to Mrs. Beringer’s office.

Thank you for your great faith in us as the learning environment of choice for your children.  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach your wonderful students!

Misc. Announcements

 

Medications

Please remember all medications which had been kept in the office at the end of the school year have been discarded. Any students who need to take medication in the office must bring in their medication in its original box along with the MD’s written authorization form. Students may never carry medication on them.

Parent Volunteers

Any parents who plan on volunteering this year must bring in their appropriate paperwork including a cleared TB Test which is good for 4 years and give it to Kay Fagundes. These forms are available in the front waiting area.

Walkers

PCS, DCS and DHSP students must turn in a walking form in order to walk away from campus and must walk to a “designated spot” away from the school so as not due bog down traffic coming and leaving the car lines. The exception to this is students from PCS who wait in front on the school in the bark area quietly waiting for their older sibling(s) to pick them up.

Late Pick Ups

PCS students who are not picked up by 3:50pm will be taken to P5 and will be supervised by Mrs. Null. There will be a $5 fee for these late students per occurrence. All students must be picked up by 4:30pm and parents must sign to pick their student up. If possible, please notify the office when you are running late and/or  you are sending someone else to pick your child up.   This new plan is for your child’s safety and supervision and must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

PCS Students may not return to the campus  or roam around campus after they have been picked up.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Aug. 10 – Aug. 14

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Nachos

Fri. –  Beef Hot Dog

Primary Charter

This week Initial Phase has learned so many new things! Students have learned how to hang their backpacks, put lunch-boxes away, and find their own carpet square! We are so proud of how hard they are trying. Each week we will see accomplishments such as these and before you know it they will be veteran PCS students.  A special thank you to parents for all of the positive support we have received!

Phase 1 students had a fantastic first week of school!!! All 3 of our Phase 1 classrooms are proud of their accomplishments. They have already learned new things and are excited about what is to come. They have done a wonderful job of learning new schedules, procedures, and classroom rules. We are grateful for all the donations…thank you!!  If you haven’t returned your information packets yet, please make sure you send them in with your student.   Please also check your student’s green folder for further important information.  Continue to be patient with car line….procedures and rules are in place for the safety of your student.  Congratulations on having such an awesome first week!!!

Phase 2 had an awesome first week of school!  We are so proud of our 4th graders who are setting an outstanding example for our 3rd graders!  Our 3rd graders are so eager to learn the rules and procedures All of our students are showing they remember the SWOs and we are excited for a great year.

Third and fourth graders will start using agendas soon to track behavior.  They will take agendas home every Friday to get signed.  If a student gets on warning or yellow, they will have to take their agenda home that day to get it signed.

Thank you to everyone who brought in supplies this week!

Discovery Charter

WELCOME to the 2015-16 school year at Discovery Charter School. The school year has officially begun, and our halls are buzzing with excitement as student’s transition from class-to-class. Students are: learning new routines, working with peers, and meeting new friends.  Already, there is a great sense of accomplishment amongst DCS students, and we, the teachers, could not be happier. THANK YOU for allowing us to teach your children, we feel honored!!

“SAVE THE DATE.” Wednesday, August 12, 2015 is our annual BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!! We will begin at 5:30 PM in the gym. Parent’s/Guardians, will then follow their child’s core class schedule until 7:00 PM.  Students made an invitation with a “Back to School Night” schedule. If you did not receive your invitation, please ask your child about it, OR simply show up on Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30. Back to School Night is a great way to meet your child’s teachers while learning about your child’s day.  We hope to see you there, we are excited to meet you.

Agendas: Please check your child’s agenda each night. Students write homework in their agendas, and have a calendar page where parents can review daily behavior. Students will have homework each night.

Unity: This morning, Ms. Takeuchi hosted an event where six students, nominated for being “friendly,” were asked to wear blindfolds, and apply make-up to their teacher’s faces.  The activity was fun! Student laughter was contagious, as teachers, including Coach Daniel Easterday, became DCS make-up models.  Ms. T and her leadership team will continue to hold entertaining events throughout the year.

This week, we found new and returning students:

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               Listening Well                                                                                             

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           Working Together

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

Welcome Back!!!

What an AMAZING start to the new school year!

Lots of exciting changes happening in the 7th and 8th grade.

We not only have a new name, we have a new attitude.

Back – to – School – Night is next Tuesday, the 11th at 6pm. Parents will follow their students’ schedule when visiting BTSN. We will begin promptly at 6:00 so plan on being in your students’ first academic class at that time. Ask them for their schedules. You will begin with their 3rd period class.

The math classes are off to a great beginning.

All our math levels are higher this year. We even have two high school math classes being taught for the first time ever in the middle school, and both classes are at capacity. How fortunate are we to have the ability to meet the needs of such high achieving students!

Language Arts classes are working on novels, grammar, and mechanics. We expect fantastic writers to emerge from the English department this year. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Stewart, not only teaching one of the English classes, but also leading the department.

Mr. Compton, the new science teacher, has the students exploring, “What is Biology?” Sounds like fun!! They will find out what kinds of careers exist in the field of biology throughout the year.

Social Studies is off and running with a look at our first civilization of the year, The Ottoman Empire. The students are working hard to make correlations between the Ottoman civilization and the world around them. Mrs. Wallace is thrilled to be back in 7th and 8th grade.

Elanah and Bella Working hard week one:

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If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace  at dwallace@tracylc.net

Thank you to all who have donated tissues, paper towels, germ-X, and wipes. We could still use lots more

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!!

 

MHS

 

Millennium High School Back to School Night

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Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. All parents who plan to attend should report to the High School Quad/ Unity area by 6:00 PM.

Junior ASVAB Testing

The Junior class will be participating in the ASVAB Military Aptitude test on Wednesday, August 12th.

The ASVAB is a great skills and aptitude test in helping students determine where their strengths are to prepare for the world of work.  Interpretation of the test will be given in the Career Education classes in two weeks.

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Senior Info

Coming soon! Senior information packets with important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines will be mailed the last week of August.  Information will also be available on our website at www.tracylc.net in the Senior Scoop section of the Counseling/Guidance webpage.

***Please note that the Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 10:00am at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Only 10 Tickets will be given to each student)***

 

College Info

Classes start the week of August 17th.  Students who registered for a Delta college class that was not previously approved on their College Early Start form must complete a change of course form with the Counseling Office. Reimbursements for tuition cannot be approved if students are enrolled in courses not previously approved.  For textbook ordering information, please visit www.deltacollege.edu

***Students can visit the Counseling Office to either advertise their books for sale or to see about purchasing used textbooks

 

Homework Support

The homework support room will be open beginning Tuesday, August 11th from 4:05 PM-4:45 PM in room M-2. All students are welcome to come for educational tutoring and support.

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application.

Club Rush Week

Club Rush will be held during the week of August 17th – August 21st. During rush week students can sign up for any club they are interested in being a member of.