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Oct. 30, 2015                                                                                                        No.13

Virginia’s Voice

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Tracy Learning Center and the Tracy Unified Board met Wednesday evening to review the plans for upgrading our facility.  With funds given to the charter from the state, and the district bond money, we will have an incredible new campus that will begin being constructed in 2017.  Everyone at the meeting was overjoyed with the plan and the prospect of new facilities for our students. This project will include a full sized gym. The construction and final phase should be completed by 2020.  We will keep you posted as decisions are made and the planning moves forward.

It is our hope that when this project is completed we can have enough funds to build our own football/soccer field to complete the project.  All donations will be earmarked to help us with the field of our dreams from now until 2020.  Let’s see what we can do.

Misc. Announcements

 

Crab Feed

SAVE THE DATE:  February 6, 2016 10TH Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed

What an awesome event for our school! Crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert, raffles, dancing and so much more.

This event is totally dependent on our raffle committee. Our volunteers that served on the raffle committee have children that graduated.

I am diligently searching for volunteers who can step in to this amazing committee and make our event successful.

Please contact Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157 or email donna@donnabaker.com.

 

AB2706 Health Insurance

By law, most people are now required to have health insurance or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. Through Covered California, a program from the state of California, qualified legal residents of California and their families can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that works best for their needs and budget. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals and families to help them pay for health insurance premiums. This means the federal government may pay a portion of the health insurance premium. Individuals and families may also qualify for Medi-Cal benefits.

Visit CoveredCA.com to learn more, compare health insurance plans, choose the one that best fits your needs and enroll online. For free, confidential, in-person help, in your area, visit www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.

The open-enrollment period to enroll in Covered California health insurance plans happens once a year. Once the open-enrollment period closes, you may enroll in a Covered California health plan only if you have a qualifying life event that makes you eligible to apply. Some examples of qualifying life events are: losing your health coverage, getting married, moving outside your plan’s coverage area, having a baby and turning 26. To see if you qualify, visit www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment. To enroll during this time, you must apply within 60 days of your qualifying life event. For more information and to find free, confidential, in-person help in your area, visit www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.

Undocumented and non-citizen or permanent-resident parents should not fear that applying on behalf of their children or dependents, who may be eligible for health coverage, will result in deportation or other immigration-related actions. For more clarification, read the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement memo on health enrollment and immigration at www.ice.gov/doclib/ero-outreach/pdf/ice-aca-memo.pdf in English and www.ice.gov/espanol/factsheets/aca-memoSP in Spanish.

 

Insufficient/returned  Checks

We are going to increase the “returned” check fee due to the  high number of returned checks lately.  This fee will go from $12 to $25.

 

Next Holiday – Nov. 11, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Nov. 2 – Nov. 6

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  BLT/PBJ or Tuna Sandwich

Wed  –  Baked Potato Bar

Thurs. – Teriyaki Bowl

Fri. –  Beef or Cheese Nachos

T K

It has been a whirlwind week with the many events that have taken place in TK!  We went on our first field trip to G&M Farms and the students, staff, and parents had a blast!  We are very proud of how well-behaved and courteous our students were on the trip.  They received compliments from the bus driver and the tour guides at the farm.  We are so excited to see them exhibiting our SWOs in the classroom and in the ‘real world’!  Last week the students began working on the Positive Cooperator SWO.  They are focusing on working together, helping others, and being patient.

Primary Charter

What a fun, busy week!   The teachers were amazed at all of the spirit the kids had and still remained focused for learning.  Our Halloween parade was another huge success and the students had a great time…thank you to DCS and DHSP for letting us trick or treat in their classrooms!

Have a happy and safe Halloween….don’t forget to set your clocks back this Sunday!

This week in Initial Phase, our first Spirit Week was soooooo much fun! In addition, our Millenium High School ASL class came and taught us how to sign some words!  Each Millenium ASL student worked on a book for us and signed it to us.  P-6 students were captivated by this new language and many learned to sign color and animal words to match the book!  Finally, P-6 students also learned about the American and State flags, The Statue of Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and many other U.S.A symbols.  Ask your student all about their week!

This week in Phase 1 during Writer’s Workshop we continued our “How to Writing” – How to Carve a Pumpkin.  We even created our very own Jack O’ Lantern! Please remember to work on the Science Project – Animals and their Habitats.  They are due Monday, November 9th.   The teachers are anxiously waiting to see how creative the students can be.  Remember also to be able to explain what characteristics the animal you chose has to be able to live in its environment.  Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up soon. Please look for information to come home next week in Red Folders.

Phase 2 students are wrapping up our life science unit and we’re looking forward to our field trip to the San Francisco Zoo on Thursday.  Please make sure your child is on time to school that day!  Also, please make sure they bring a disposable, bagged lunch with their name on it.  Comfortable walking shoes and a sweatshirt are highly recommended.  Please note that the suggested $30.00 for chaperones was due today but we will accept donations up until the day of the field trip.  Thank you!  Parent teacher conference sign ups have been sent home and phase 2 teachers will send home conference confirmations next week.

  

Discovery Charter

 

SWO – Personal awareness scrapbook rubrics were distributed in class are available digitally from Ms. Pelaez’s website by clicking “more” c“SWO Scrapbook.” There you will find the rubric and great examples, along with all of the information you will need to create the scrapbook.  This portion is due Friday 11/6, if turned in by Wednesday 11/4, students will earn an extra point.

Science Olympiad: Thank you Coaches and Participants! This year’s Science Olympiad is going to be AWESOME!!! Please be sure to read your Science Olympiad Calendar. It is your responsibility to attend meetings as assigned.  If you have any questions??? email Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net.

CONFERNCES – Teacher-Parent-Student conferences will be held the week of 11/16.  Next week, your child will bring home a “save the date” invitation informing you of the day/time/place of your conference. Conferences will be held in the gym until 4:00; any conferences after 4:00 will be held in the teacher’s classroom or other location. This information will be on the “save the date” invitation. We are looking forward to reviewing your child’s progress and sharing the wonderful learning opportunities that take place in DCS.

SPELLING BEE: Our TLC first annual Spelling Bee competition is coming soon! On Thursday, November 13, Spelling Bee participants will be part of a verbal spelling challenge. One student from grades 4-6 will be invited to the county Spelling Bee, and one student from grades 7-9 will be invited as well.  Students participating in the Spelling Bee will receive additional information.  If you have questions, please email shawkins@tracylc.net or lrodieck@tracylc.net.

DCS Glow in the Dark Dance: WAS AMAZING!!!! The music was loud, dancing was fabulous, and students had a great time using their glow-in-the-dark sticks.  New friendships were formed as students took time to get to know one another outside of their classroom setting.  Thank you Ms. T and the Leadership team for putting on such a great event. Students were already asking, “Will there be another dance soon?”

DCS NEWSPAPER: Thanks to Ms. Zaca’s Exploration Class “School News,” we are excited to announce our own school newspaper, “Discovery Charter News.” Take time to experience this excellent read: http://discoverytigers.weebly.com/

GRADES: Grades were updated in agendas on Wednesday, please be sure to check student agendas each day for behavior and homework, and every two weeks for grades.

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

Coach Easterday – deasterday@tracylc.net  Coach Penirian – mpenirian@tracylc.net  Coach Lopez – blopez@tracylc.net

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Teachers “Flash Mobbed” students at morning unity, while Coach Easterday lip synched, the Millennium Falcon, high school cheerleaders, and football players danced, and DCS students cheered! It was a great time had by all.

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STEM (Exploration) students experimenting with an Egg Drop

       

 

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DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

 

The weeks seem to just fly by.  Malayan Den brought in the most donations for the McHenry House and have earned themselves a Menchie’s reward.

Remember that you will need to set your clocks back to Standard Time this weekend.  Have a safe Halloween.

The classes continue to work hard. All students received a grade update in their agendas this past Wednesday. (page 41)

Veterans’ Day is November 11th. There will be no school that day.

Parent Conferences are quickly approaching. DHSP will be having evening conferences on Tuesday, November 17 from 4:15 – 6:15, and 6:45 – 8:00.

Language Arts and Social Studies will be in room D12.

Math and Science will be in room D9.

Please plan on visiting any of your students’ teachers that you would like to see.

Thanksgiving Break will be November 23 – 27

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes are hard at work on their first big project of the year. Classes seem very excited.

 

 

MHS

 

Charter Chatter October 30, 2015

We would like to thank all of the MHS students again for participating in the Make a Difference Day Coin Drive to benefit the McHenry House. We raised over $800 for this great cause!

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Home Coming Pictures from the Photographic Art Studio

The Photographic Art Studio was at last Saturday’s Homecoming game. If you are interested in checking out the pictures from the game please visit their website at http://www.thephotographicartstudio.com/ or contact Connie Barding at 209-830-8830

Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge Winner!!

Congratulations! to Adrian Madriz, is the winner of a University of the Pacific gift pack (Athletics tickets and University swag) in this year’s Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge.

All of our perfect attendance students will be receiving a University of the Pacific bookmark in recognition of their efforts.

 

California State University Monterey Bay Filed Trip for 10th – 11th grade students only.

Millennium High School students’ grades 10th – 11th will be visiting California State University Monterey Bay on Thursday, November 19th from 6:45am to 4:30pm.  Students will be eating lunch at CSUMB. Any student attending the trip will need to bring a sack lunch or money for lunch in the dining hall. The cost of this field trip is $27.00

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College Early Start

College Early Start Program – Spring Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2016 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/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.

Community Service

There are a lot of community service opportunities this weekend. Please click here to view all of the opportunities.

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, October 31st from 8:00am-2:00pm (shorter shifts are available). 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: Andy Su

SSCO Day of the Dead Celebration set-up: Friday, October 30 4:00pm Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy…2 blocks into residential area by McDonald Park, intersection of 1st and Central) Volunteers are needed to set-up tables, decorate, and assist where needed Contact: Anita McManus at anitalou8@yahoo.com

Tracy Toyota’s Trunk or Treat! Saturday, October 31 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tracy Toyota

2895 N. Naglee Rd., – front lot 80 volunteers needed!  Please arrive in costume to decorate trunks for Halloween, pass out candy, assist children with carnival games, direct traffic to parking spots in lot, set-up and clean-up

Contact: Sharon Kawaguchi 925-413-6413 or sharon.kawaguchi@gmail.com

SSCO Day of the Dead Altar viewing: Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy…2 blocks into residential area by McDonald Park, intersection of 1st and Central) Volunteers are needed to pass out snacks, make hot chocolate, and clean-up Contact: Anita McManus at anitalou8@yahoo.com

Case For Kids Superhero Party: Sunday, November 1st 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tracy Community Center (950 East Street near E. 10th) Volunteers needed to set-up, assist with games and crafts, and clean up sign up online at  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0d4eabaa2ea5f58-superhero

Questions? Lori Souza at 209-765-3493 or caseforkidstracy@yahoo.com

 

 

 

SENIORS

Disneyland Trip: Permissions slips are due Wednesday, November 4th!! Please get them in as soon as possible to secure your spot. The trip will be on May 18and students will return the morning of the 19th. Total cost is $240. Please not the payment options and due dates on the permission slip.

Other News

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

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Tracy Learning Center Newsletter

Oct. 23, 2015                                                                                            Vol. 12 No.12

Virginia Stewart

Homecoming proved to be a great opportunity for ALL our classrooms, parents, students and teachers to come together in an amazing showing of school spirit.  We should all be proud of our efforts.  It was hard work but we all learned a lot about working together.  The creativity in the floats was great and I was happy to see so many smiling faces.  What a fun time!

Misc. Announcements

 

AB2706 Health Insurance

By law, most people are now required to have health insurance or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. Through Covered California, a program from the state of California, qualified legal residents of California and their families can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that works best for their needs and budget. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals and families to help them pay for health insurance premiums. This means the federal government may pay a portion of the health insurance premium. Individuals and families may also qualify for Medi-Cal benefits.

Visit CoveredCA.com to learn more, compare health insurance plans, choose the one that best fits your needs and enroll online. For free, confidential, in-person help, in your area, visit www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.

The open-enrollment period to enroll in Covered California health insurance plans happens once a year. Once the open-enrollment period closes, you may enroll in a Covered California health plan only if you have a qualifying life event that makes you eligible to apply. Some examples of qualifying life events are: losing your health coverage, getting married, moving outside your plan’s coverage area, having a baby and turning 26. To see if you qualify, visit www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment. To enroll during this time, you must apply within 60 days of your qualifying life event. For more information and to find free, confidential, in-person help in your area, visit www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.

Undocumented and non-citizen or permanent-resident parents should not fear that applying on behalf of their children or dependents, who may be eligible for health coverage, will result in deportation or other immigration-related actions. For more clarification, read the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement memo on health enrollment and immigration at www.ice.gov/doclib/ero-outreach/pdf/ice-aca-memo.pdf in English and www.ice.gov/espanol/factsheets/aca-memoSP in Spanish.

 

Insufficient/returned  Checks

We are going to increase the “returned” check fee due to the  high number of returned checks lately.  This fee will go from $12 to $25.

 

Next Holiday – Nov. 11, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Oct. 26 – Oct. 30

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – No meat spaghetti

Fri. –  Beef or Cheese Ghostly Ghoulash

T K

TK had so much fun creating costumes and building our float for homecoming!  Thank you to all of the families that helped build or craft and to those that joined us at the parade!

This week was busy exploring pumpkin science!  We used our five senses to learn about pumpkins and became pumpkin life cycle experts.  We can’t wait to extend our learning as we take our first field trip on Monday to G & M Farms!  Please remember to pack a disposable lunch, to wear a white shirt, and to wear comfortable walking shoes!

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Primary Charter

Wow!  What a week!  The Homecoming parade was AMAZING!  We cannot thank the Primary parents enough for their support.  Thank you to all the parents and teachers that made it such a great success!  We really are a connected school from Pre-K through High School!
Next week Primary is participating in Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week.  Our slogan this year is Good Choices=Better Results.  Dress up days are:

Monday:  Wear Red

Tuesday:  Sports Day

Wednesday:   Western Day

Thursday:  Crazy Hat/Crazy Socks

Friday: Costumes!

Finally, we will have our annual Halloween Parade
on October 30th at 9:30 on the field.   We hope to see you all there!

Initial phase students will learn all about Red Ribbon Week next week.  At this age,we try our best to help our youngest learners realize that good choices equals better results through positive discipline, modeling, and discussion.  At home, parents can also reinforce this by encouraging students to use their words rather than loud voices, crying, hitting, etc…..We are looking forward to our spirit days next week too!

Phase 1 students really showed their spirit with so many participating in the parade.    Phase 1 students are also very excited about our Spirit Week and Halloween Parade next week.  Please check green folders for detailed information.  Students are continuing to impress us with their wonderful desire for learning.  We continue to challenge them and they continue to meet our expectations.  Remember, it is easy to sail a ship in calm waters….what happens when we come upon a storm?  Phase 1 students are gaining that knowledge and experience to deal with and learn anything!!  Great Job Phase 1!

Phase 2 students also enjoyed the MHS homecoming parade this week!  Please remember that field trip permission slips are due on Friday, October 30th.  Our field trip to the San Francisco Zoo will be on Thursday, November 5th.  Chaperone sign ups were due today.  We are looking forward to our field trip and applying everything we’ve learned in science this trimester.

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Discovery Charter

 

Science Olympiad: The next Science Olympiad meeting which will be held on October 26 in M1 at 5 to 6. Students who are part of the team, who do not have representation, will be placed as an alternate (representation must be the student, a parent/guardian, or sibling 18 or older). This is a MANDATORY meeting. Childcare will be provided.  Questions??? email Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net.

10/30 DCS Glow in the Dark Dance: SAVE THE DATE!! DCS Leadership will hold a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE on Friday 10/30. More details to come soon!

DCS NEWSPAPER: Thanks to Ms. Zaca’s Exploration Class “School News,” we are excited to announce our own school newspaper, “Discovery Charter News.” Take time to experience this excellent read: http://discoverytigers.weebly.com/

Spirit week brought togetherness and school spirit:

    Crazy Hair/Mismatch Day                                           Twin Day/Look alike day      Sports Day                    Super Hero Day                                  

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              The Homecoming Parade was a huge success….The DCS float, “Road Trip! To theme parks” was terrific!!          

From the beginning phases where we drew, painted, and cut

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To the finished product……..

 

                                                                         

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               The students had a blast walking and riding in the parade while showing their DCS pride!!

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SPELLING BEE: Our TLC first annual Spelling Bee competition is coming soon! When? November 13th.  Contestants will be part of a verbal spelling challenge. One student from grades 4-6 will be invited to the county Spelling Bee, and one student from grades 7-9 will be invited as well.  Students participating in the Spelling Bee will receive additional information.  If you have questions, please email shawkins@tracylc.net or lrodieck@tracylc.net.

GRADES: Grades are updated every-other-Wednesday and are placed in your child’s agenda.

  1. Rodieck’s Reminder!! With all of the busy excitement of the next two weeks of October, I just want to gently remind students that October Book Reports are due Thursday, October 29th.

SWO – Personal awareness scrapbook rubrics were distributed in class Tuesday and can be accessed digitally from Ms. Pelaez’s websit under the “SWO SCRAPBOOK” tab. This portion is due by November 6th. Students are given workroom time on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for one hour each day (band students are given one hour each week). Ask your child to use their time at home or during workroom wisely.

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

Coach Easterday – deasterday@tracylc.net  Coach Penirian – mpenirian@tracylc.net  Coach Lopez – blopez@tracylc.net

MHS

 

Homecoming Week

Rally Pictures

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Make A Difference Day Supply Drive for Tracy’s McHenry House

Thank you everyone who participated in “Make a Difference Day.” There was a huge amount of support from our TLC families! All the donations will go to the McHenry house to support the families living there.

         

Fresno State University and UC Merced Filed Trip

Millennium High School students visited Fresno State University and UC Merced on Monday, October 19th. Here are some pictures from their trip.

Community Service

There are a lot of community service opportunities this weekend. Please click here to view all of the opportunities.

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, October 24th from 8:00am-2:00pm (shorter shifts are available). 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: Andy Su

College Early Start

College Early Start Program – Spring Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2016 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/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.

 

SENIORS

 

UC For You

What: UC For You, a unique informational event for high-achieving high school seniors interested in applying to a UC campus for fall 2016. This program is part of a UC-wide collaborative effort to reach Eligible in the Local Context (ELC) students and students who have done well in college preparation classes. When: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon Where: UC Merced Academic Quad Whom: High school seniors on track in the A-G course pattern with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are invited to attend, along with one parent/guardian or advisor.
Campuses represented: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and San Diego Cost: Admission is free; however, space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration: If students received a postcard about the event, they should register at ucforyou.universityofcalifornia.edu. If they have not received a postcard, they can register atc.ucm.edu/uc4you.

Other News

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

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TLC Charter Chatter

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Oct. 16, 2015                                                                                           No.11

Virginia Stewart

Virginia’s Voice

As many of you know, we received a grant for updating and remodeling the high school.  This grant is being matched by the Tracy Unified School District Bonds to upgrade our entire campus here at Beverly.  We have met with the appointed architect and have a preliminary idea of the scope of changes that will take place in the next three years.  It is very exciting.

The school district is holding a public meeting of the TUSD Board and our TLC Board with the architect to display and talk about the plans.  The public is invited to attend.  It would be great for some of you to attend.

The District Office on Lowell

October 28, 2015

7PM

It will be great for you to hear firsthand the exciting changes that will be made to our campus.  I hope to see you there.

Misc. Announcements

Early Dismissal Homecoming Parade Wednesday October 21, 2015

 

PCS and TK 2pm

DCS 2:30pm

MHS 12noon

 

Insufficient/returned  Checks

We are going to increase the “returned” check fee due to the  high number of returned checks lately.  This fee will go from $12 to $25.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ARTISTS!!

Students listed below have been named as TLC finalists for the Anti-Bullying posters.  Posters are on display at the mall and will be there until October 24th.  Please take time to visit the mall and view the posters.  Students did a fantastic job! Congratulations finalists. Winners will be announced sometime in November.

Student Grade Teacher School
Harlie Moffet 1 Ms. Watson TLC
Katelyn Hellman 2 Ms. Lins TLC
Jayme Aguon 3 Mrs. Woods TLC
Breanna Tyler 4 Mrs. Estes TLC
Giovanna Chukwuma 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Karina Linarez 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Ashleigh Garcia 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Anikha Kemshetti 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Loren Pante 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC

 

Next Holiday – Nov. 11, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Oct. 19 – Oct. 23

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Bean Tostada

Fri. –  Chicken Corn Dog

T K

This week in TK has been full of exploration!  Our little scientists traveled to the center of the Earth and learned about the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core.  They traveled around the world and looked at a variety of landforms including mountains, plateaus, valleys, plains, glaciers, islands, volcanos, oceans, rivers, lakes, and more!  They even simulated earthquakes as they played with soil, sand, pebbles, and lava rock!

We are excited to head to the farm on our first field trip next week!  Please turn in your permission slip by Monday!

Primary Charter

All of Primary is looking forward to the MHS Homecoming parade on Wednesday.  MHS and DCS are having spirit week/dress up days next week.  Primary will have their spirit week during Red Ribbon Week, which is the last week in October.  All students are invited to  join in and walk in the homecoming parade.  If you child would like to participate, please have them at the corner of 6th Street and Central by 3:00.  Go Falcons!

In Initial Phase, our first field trip was a SUCCESS! Students learned even more about the pumpkin life cycle, fed goats and chickens, and chose a pumpkin.  It was a fun day! Now, we are getting ready for homecoming on the 21st and a Halloween parade on the 30th.

Phase 1 students had a wonderful time on the field trip to the pumpkin patch.  Thank you to all the chaperones that helped out.  They learned all about what life was like 150 years ago.  They enjoyed finding their way through the corn maze, feeding the animals, and playing in the old town.  They even got to pick out their own pumpkin.  Phase 1 students are looking forward to the Homecoming Parade this Wednesday.  Our theme is Cars, the movie. Please come out and support our entire school by either watching the parade or walking behind our float.  The parade starts at 3:30.  Primary will have early release that day at 2:00.  There will also be NO study club offered that day due to the parade.  October is full of many upcoming activities.  Please make sure to look in your student’s green folder to find out what’s happening!!

Phase 2 students had some special visitors on Wednesday!  Dr. Ken Jones (and his beautiful birds) from A-Team for Wildlife visited our third and fourth grade student to teach them about extinction and conservation.  We learned the causes of animal extinction and what kinds of things kids can do to help our animal friends.  Our students had great questions and Dr. Jones was impressed with our kids knowledge!

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Discovery Charter

 

              HOMECOMING WEEK IS NEXT WEEK: SPIRIT DAYS!!!!

10/19 – Pajama Day (no slippers, blanket, or toys)

10/20 – Crazy Hair Mismatch Day

10/21 – Look-A-Like Day (Twin, triplet, etc.)

10/22 – Sports Day (no helmets or pads)

10/23 – Superhero Day

HOMECOMING PARADE: In downtown Tracy on Wednesday 10/21. DCS will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.  The parade will begin at 3:30 pm sharp! We hope you will join us.  The parade will be filled with music from our school band, floats at every grade level, horses, the homecoming court, and more!

10/30 DCS Glow in the Dark Dance: SAVE THE DATE!! DCS Leadership will hold a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE on Friday 10/30. More details to come soon!

DCS NEWSPAPER: Thanks to Ms. Zaca’s Exploration Class “School News,” we are excited to announce our own school newspaper, “Discovery Charter News.” Take time to experience this excellent read: http://discoverytigers.weebly.com/

CONGRATULATIONS ARTISTS!!: Students listed below have been named as TLC finalists for the Anti-Bullying posters.  Posters are on display at the mall and will be there until October 24th.  Please take time to visit the mall and view the posters.  Students did a fantastic job! Congratulations finalists. District winners will be announced sometime in November.

Student Grade Teacher School
Harlie Moffet 1 Ms. Watson TLC
Katelyn Hellman 2 Ms. Lins TLC
Jayme Aguon 3 Mrs. Woods TLC
Breanna Tyler 4 Mrs. Estes TLC
Giovanna Chukwuma 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Karina Linarez 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Ashleigh Garcia 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Anikha Kemshetti 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Loren Pante 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC

 Congratulations to our 5th and 6th grade finalists (Karina Linarez not pictured)

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Science Olympiad: CONGRATULATIONS SCIENTISTS!! If you are an “Olympiad” or an “Olympiad Alternate,” Ms. Pelaez is excited to invite you to a Science Olympiad meeting which will be held on October 26 in M1 at 5 to 6. Childcare will be provided.  Questions??? email Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net.

SPELLING BEE: Our school Spelling Bee will be held on November 13th.  Contestants will be part of a verbal spelling challenge. One student from grades 4-6 will be invited to the county Spelling Bee, and one student from grades 7-9 will be invited as well.  Students participating in the Spelling Bee will receive additional information.  If you have questions, please email shawkins@tracylc.net or lrodieck@tracylc.net.

GRADES: Grades are updated every-other-Wednesday! Look in your child’s agenda!

  1. Rodieck’s Reminder!! With all of the busy excitement of the next two weeks of October, I just want to gently remind students that October Book Reports are due Thursday, October 29th.

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

Coach Easterday – deasterday@tracylc.net  Coach Penirian – mpenirian@tracylc.net  Coach Lopez – blopez@tracylc.net

Exploration Classes are diverse, motivating, and fun!

             Students dance in the gym during unity                                  Students dance during dance exploration

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DHSP

DHSP Charter Chatter:

Week 11 is over!! As we head into Week 12 TLC is proud to once again be participating in “National Make a Difference Day.” As part of the school – wide project,TLC will be participating in a donation project to help the McHenry House of Tracy. DHSP has been assigned Tissue boxes and cleaning wipes. (The Den with the most donations will win a special something from Leadership, plus additional bonus Den Points!!)

 

English:

The students are now working on a group project that includes the evolution of evil in the story, in World War II, and in the world today with a specifically assigned topic.  It is a very challenging project, but Mrs. Stewart feels the students are up to the challenge and will do an outstanding job.  The project will be explained by way of a oral presentation with a power point.  All students in the group must participate.

Science:

The students started the study of The Cell this week in Mr. Compton’s class.

Social Studies:

Lots of excitement in all classes this week as they discussed which projects they will be choosing from for their Trimester Two and Three final presentations. They will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the end of Trimester One. At the moment their choices include:

Ancient Inventors Tank (loosely based on Shark Tank)

Wax Museum

Historical Character or Time Presentation

Historical Reenactment

Historical Interview.

Math:

Mrs. Dominguez

Geometry continues in unit 3 already, and we are loving it. Some of this is review for the 8th graders, so there is a lot of cooperating and collaborating happening. SWO is everywhere!

Algebra is finishing up our current unit and will be preparing for the unit exam. There have been some challenges with the level of curriculum, but we are overcoming it with confidence.

Pre Algebra is finishing up the unit as well and students are doing great. We have been practicing out integers with a variety of activities channels their inner competitor.

Exploration:

All second round Explorations are underway!

 

Performance:

Mrs. Wallace is thrilled with the Dramatic Reading that her Performance class has done thus far. Students are hard at work figuring out their chorography.

 

The NEW Art Exploration has been great. Seeing the students creativity come out has been amazing. There is so much we can do that we are not sure how we will fit it all into the next six weeks. Excited for the exhibit to happen with this great group of artists.

 

Leadership:

   

Mrs. Saldana has formed student committees to work on various aspects of the Homecoming Float. Everyone is super excited.

If you are willing to help with any part of the Homecoming Float construction please contact Mrs. Saldana at asaldana@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

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Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.

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

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

 

 

MHS

 

Homecoming Week

Monday, October 19- Saturday, October 24

Wednesday, October 21 – Parade – Downtown Tracy & Powder Puff Game & Tailgate

Friday, October 23 – Homecoming Dance – MHS GYM 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 24 – Homecoming Game

 

Community Service

There are a lot of community service opportunities this weekend. Please click here to view all of the opportunities.

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, October 17th from 8:00am-2:00pm (shorter shifts are available). 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: Andy Su

Chest of Hope:  Tues & Thurs 9am – 2pm or Mon-Wed from 6-8pm when available. Address: 1367 Parker Ave. Must be able to lift 20lbs from shoulder/head height, but lower work is available as well.  Potential for other help in other areas – cleaning/maintenance Wear old clothes, work is in the basement of our church. Please email falconpride3@gmail.com

Tom Hawkins Concession Stand: Saturday, October 17 10 volunteers needed 2 hour shifts Contact : Marcell Johnson: 209-836-245

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Fresno State University and UC Merced Filed Trip for 10th – 12th grade students only.

Millennium High School students’ grades 10th – 12th will be visiting Fresno State University and UC Merced on Monday, October 19th.  Students will be eating lunch at UC Merced. Any student attending the trip will need to bring a sack lunch or money for lunch in the dining hall. Students attending the field trip need to be at school no later 6:45am for roll call. Students should return around 4:30pm.

 

SENIORS

 

Princeton University

Princeton University will be hosting an informational program on Sunday, October 18th, from 3pm-4pm at Sacramento’s West Campus High School- Cafeteria (5022 58th St., Sacramento). This session will cover academic programs, campus life and the admissions and financial aid process.

 

UC For You

What: UC For You, a unique informational event for high-achieving high school seniors interested in applying to a UC campus for fall 2016. This program is part of a UC-wide collaborative effort to reach Eligible in the Local Context (ELC) students and students who have done well in college preparation classes. When: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon Where: UC Merced Academic Quad Whom: High school seniors on track in the A-G course pattern with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are invited to attend, along with one parent/guardian or advisor.
Campuses represented: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and San Diego Cost: Admission is free; however, space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration: If students received a postcard about the event, they should register at ucforyou.universityofcalifornia.edu. If they have not received a postcard, they can register atc.ucm.edu/uc4you.

Other News

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

 

Save the Date!! College Early Start Program – Spring Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2016 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/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. The college early start student only informational meeting will be tentatively held on Thursday, October 22nd during lunch.

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Oct. 9, 2015                                                                                                     No.10

Virginia’s Voice

As you may know, new laws prohibit schools from asking parents to provide needed classroom supplies for their child.  We can no longer give a list of supplies needed for the classroom.  We provide all the needed things: binders, notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, pens, pencils, and other such things.  It has benefits; at least all of the children have the same size notebook, the same type of glue etc.  The drawback is that it takes away from our budget for things like field trips, technology, software, and science supplies.

We have always asked for a donation of $400 per family to help support our budget.  It is something some families do very well each year.  We are asking that you consider a donation.  The amount is up to you.  $400 is our request, but any amount is appreciated.

I will post in the Chatter the amount we have raised from donations each month.  In the month of September we received $5,400.  Let’s see what we can raise in October.

Thank you for your support of our schools and the programs we provide.

Misc. Announcements
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The Millennium Athletic’s 1st Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success this past Sunday at Old River! We had 118 golfers, all 18 holes sponsored plus the putting contest hole sponsored and a ton of great raffle prizes donated.
Ken Pizl, Riley Pizl, Travis  Riggs, and Chris Elbert took first place and Angelo Ornales, Aion Ofreneo, James Albright, and Ron Staden took 2nd place. Justin Shotwell won the longest drive contest and Cameron Cavaco won closest to the hole. Cody Grant and Scott Weiss won the putting contest with getting it in the hole!
On behalf of Millennium Athletics we want to thank all the people who donated raffle prizes and the following companies for making this tournament possible by sponsoring a hole: Calco Fence Inc, JH Simpson, At Home Real Estate Group, Home Buyers Realty, Les Schwab, Mr. Rooter, B&R Landscaping, TNT Fireworks, Gary’s Flooring, Trosien Orthodontics, Administrative Resource Inc, Der Manouel Insurance & Financial Services, D&M Embroidery, ACE Associated Compressor Equipment, Nana & Papa TU, Academy Mortgage Company, Anchor Transfer Service Inc, and Taylor Farms!
The tournament raised about $7,500 and will help our athletics program purchase uniforms and equipment, facility rentals, tournament fees, and transportation. We will make this an annual event and plan to have our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on October 2nd, 2016.

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CONGRATULATIONS ARTISTS!!

Students listed below have been named as TLC finalists for the Anti-Bullying posters.  Posters are on display at the mall and will be there until October 24th.  Please take time to visit the mall and view the posters.  Students did a fantastic job! Congratulations finalists. Winners will be announced sometime in November.

Student Grade Teacher School
Harlie Moffet 1 Ms. Watson TLC
Katelyn Hellman 2 Ms. Lins TLC
Jayme Aguon 3 Mrs. Woods TLC
Breanna Tyler 4 Mrs. Estes TLC
Giovanna Chukwuma 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Karina Linarez 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Ashleigh Garcia 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Anikha Kemshetti 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Loren Pante 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC

 

Picture Re-Take Day

Picture Re-takes for all students is Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Lifetouch will be sending flyers home soon. If you were dissatisfied with your previous pictures of your student from August, please send the entire envelope in on re-take Day.

Next Holiday – Nov. 11, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Oct. 12 – Oct. 16

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Bean Tacos

Fri. –  Grilled Ham and Cheese or Cheese / Top Ramen

T K

This week in TK our students have been busy!  In Social Studies, students began learning about US symbols.  They know the Pledge of Allegiance and they learned about the United States flag, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Liberty Bell.

In PE students are learning about respect and responsibility.  They are learning how to be respectful of personal space and how to be responsible with equipment.  These are good lessons for the students not only in PE, but in all aspects of life.  We have had many students earn polite citizen SWO prizes this week!

Primary Charter

Thank you to everyone who donated coins to the American Red Cross.  This week our 4th grade leadership students began counting the money and they have quite a big job ahead of them!  We will have a final total soon!

In Initial Phase, students are getting ready for our first field trip to the pumpkin patch by leaning all about the Life Cycle Of a Pumpkin! We have explored how a pumpkin starts and all the transformations it goes through to become an adult pumpkin.  We are excited to see all the pumpkins at the farm and we even get to bring one home! Be sure to sign and return your students permission slip today.

Reminder, our students put in a full 3 hours of learning before lunch.  Please give your student a healthy, nutritious breakfast full of protein to ensure they get the most out of the curriculum.  Some easy on the go meals can be found here: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/kids-breakfast-recipes/view-all

We are so proud of the generous contributions from our Phase 1 Students!  The penny drive benefiting the fire victims was a big success.  It really tied in with our Social Studies unit this week, where we learned all about wonderful contributions from historical figures from our past.  They demonstrated how they can “Be the Change” just like famous people from our past. We talked about Henry Ford, Jackie Robinson, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Neil Armstrong, Abraham Lincoln, and many more.  Congratulations to the students that attended our first AR party for reaching their goal!!  Way to go!!!  Please encourage your students to read, read, read.  We know fluent readers become skilled writers and speakers and that fluency has a direct affect on the success of other academic areas.

Phase 2 students are learning all about habitats, biomes, and ecosystems.  We are able to connect what we’ve learned about the different animal groups and how animals adapt to their environment.  They are seeing the differences and relationships between all the amazing living things around us!  This is a great topic of discussion when you are on a family trip…discuss how climate, plants, and animals are different, depending on their environment.

We have quite a few 4th graders who are participating in the 5/6 spelling bee!  We are proud of their dedication and will send home more information as we get it.  Keep studying!

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Discovery Charter 

DCS NEWSPAPER: Thanks to Ms. Zaca’s Exploration Class “School News,” we are excited to announce our own school newspaper, “Discovery Charter News.” Take time to experience this excellent read: http://discoverytigers.weebly.com/

CONGRATULATIONS ARTISTS!!: Students listed below have been named as TLC finalists for the Anti-Bullying posters.  Posters are on display at the mall and will be there until October 24th.  Please take time to visit the mall and view the posters.  Students did a fantastic job! Congratulations finalists. Winners will be announced sometime in November.

Student Grade Teacher School
Harlie Moffet 1 Ms. Watson TLC
Katelyn Hellman 2 Ms. Lins TLC
Jayme Aguon 3 Mrs. Woods TLC
Breanna Tyler 4 Mrs. Estes TLC
Giovanna Chukwuma 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Karina Linarez 5 Mrs. Hawkins TLC
Ashleigh Garcia 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Anikha Kemshetti 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC
Loren Pante 6 Ms. Takeuchi TLC

 

HOMECOMING WEEK: Is coming soon. Our homecoming week begins with spirit days.  Students must dress appropriately for school.  Days are:

10/19 – Pajama Day (no slippers, blanket, or toys)

10/20 – Crazy Hair Mismatch Day

10/21 – Look-A-Like Day (Twin, triplet, etc.)

10/22 – Sports Day (n helmets or pads)

10/23 – Superhero Day

HOMECOMING PARADE: In downtown Tracy on Wednesday 10/21. DCS will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.  The parade will begin at 3:30 pm sharp! We hope you will join us.  The parade will be filled with music from our school band, floats at every grade level, horses, the homecoming court, and more!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MEETING: A second Science Olympiad meeting will be held on October 26 in M1 at 5 to 6. Childcare will be provided.  If your child is interested in Science Olympiad, please attend the meeting or email Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net.

SPELLING BEE: We had our SIXTH Spelling Bee meeting on Thursday. Our school Spelling Bee will be held on November 13th.  Contestants will be part of a verbal spelling challenge. One student from grades 4-6 will be invited to the county Spelling Bee, and one student from grades 7-9 will be invited as well.  Students participating in the Spelling Bee will receive additional information.  If you have questions, please email shawkins@tracylc.net or lrodieck@tracylc.net.

GRADES: Grades will be updated in your child’s agenda on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  Be sure to look for updates every other Wednesday in your child’s agenda or review the school’s website daily for your child’s grades.

EXPLORATION: We started our new EXPLORATION classes this week.  Ask your child what they are doing in their class.

DCS Glow in the Dark Dance: SAVE THE DATE!! DCS Leadership will hold a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE on Friday 10/30. More details to come soon!

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

Coach Easterday – deasterday@tracylc.net  Coach Penirian – mpenirian@tracylc.net  Coach Lopez – blopez@tracylc.net

Science students work on their electricity and magnetism unit

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Students research using computers – bring characters to life through reading – work together to learn

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DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

Week 10 is already in the record book!! It is difficult to believe that we are beginning week 11 of the school year. It seems to be flying by.

Students continue to focus on learning. It is wonderful to see.

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s Engish78 Class has completed the reading of Lord of the Flies.  The students are now working on a group project that includes the evolution of evil in the story, in World War II, and in the world today with a specifically assigned topic.  It is a very challenging project, but Mrs. Stewart feels the students are up to the challenge and will do an outstanding job.  The project will be explained by way of a oral presentation with a power point.  All students in the group must participate.

Science:

The students completed a DNA Extraction Lab in Mr. Compton’s room this week. They also finished up their current unit and are getting ready to start The Cell.

Social Studies:

Lots of excitement in all classes this week as they discussed which projects they will be choosing from for their Trimester Two and Three final presentations. They will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the end of Trimester One. At the moment their choices include:

Ancient Inventors Tank (loosely bases on Shark Tank)

Wax Museum

Historical Character or Time Presentation

Historical Reenactment

Historical Interview.

Math:

Mrs. Dominguez

Geometry is in unit 3 already, and we are loving it. Some of this is review for the 8th graders, so there is a lot of cooperating and collaborating happening. SWO is everywhere

Algebra is finishing up our current unit and will be preparing for the unit exam. There have been some challenges with the level of curriculum, but we are overcoming it with confidence.

Pre Algebra is finishing up the unit as well and students are doing great. We have been practicing out integers with a variety of activities channels their inner competitor.

Exploration:

All second round Explorations are underway!

 

Performance:

Mrs. Wallace is thrilled with the Dramatic Reading that her Performance class has done thus far. They will begin work on a dance routine Monday.

 

The NEW Art Exploration has been great. Seeing the students creativity come out has been amazing. There is so much we can do that we are not sure how we will fit it all into the next six weeks. Excited for the exhibit to happen with this great group of artists.

 

Leadership:

   

Mrs. Saldana has formed student committees to work on various aspects of the Homecoming Float. Everyone is super excited.

If you are willing to help with any part of the Homecoming Float construction please contact Mrs. Saldana at asaldana@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

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Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.

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

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

Mrs. U. at rulricksen@tracylc.net   Mrs. Dominguez at ddominguez@tracylc.net

Mrs. Saldana at asaldana@tracylc.net Mrs. Sierra at msierra@tracylc.net  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

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Charter Chatter October 9, 2015

Midterms are over and it’s time to refocus on the 2nd half of the semester.  Progress report cards were mailed out yesterday.  Please be on the lookout for them.  If you do not receive them in the mail by next week, contact the main office to verify that we have the correct mailing address on file.  As a reminder, we offer a free homework support room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in room M2 from 4pm – 4:45pm.

 

Homecoming Week

Monday. October 19- Saturday, October 24

Wednesday, October 21 – Parade – Downtown Tracy @ 4:30pm & Powder Puff Game & Tailgate

Friday, October 23 – Homecoming Dance – MHS GYM 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 24 – Homecoming Game

 

Community Service

We held our 8th Annual Community Service fair this week.  It was a success! All MHS students were able to connect with over 24 local non-profit organizations throughout the community.  They learned about current volunteer needs, services, and resources.  Students signed up to volunteer for current and future opportunities.  Ask your student what he or she learned and what organizations they had a chance to meet.

There are a lot of community service opportunities this weekend. Please click here to view all of the opportunities.

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, October 10th from 8:00am-2:00pm (shorter shifts are available). 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: Andy Su

Animal Rescue of Tracy‘s BARKtoberfest: Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Set-up: 8am-10am Event :10am – 3pm Clean-up: 3pm– 4pm at Dr. Powers Park (900 W. Lowell Ave.) Volunteers tasks: set-up decorations around park and picnic structure, set-up backdrop for photobooth, run face painting booth, work water and soda booth, assist ART, clean- up

Contact: 209-642-4324 or email contact@animalrescuetracy.org

**Interested volunteers are asked to visit the website and complete an application; if under the age of 18, please select “junior” or youth application. Website: animalrescuetracy.org

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Fresno State University and UC Merced Filed Trip for 10th – 12th grade students only.

Millennium High School students’ grades 10th – 12th will be visiting Fresno State University and UC Merced on Monday, October 19th from 7:00am to 4:30pm.  Students will be eating lunch at Fresno State. Any student attending the trip will need to bring a sack lunch or money for lunch in the dining hall. The cost of this field trip is $23.00

 

SENIORS

The second senior news letter went out on Friday 25th. Click here to view the newest senior news letter. If you are not signed up for the news letter and would like to be please click the link below and submit the form. Click Here

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TLC Weekly Newsletter

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Oct. 2, 2015                                                                                              Vol. 9 No.9

Virginia’s Voice

We are suddenly into the month of October.  Children at all levels from PreK to Seniors have settled into the school year.  The high school students took mid terms this week and are now into the second part of the first semester.  (Freshmen parents, be prepared high school goes very quickly).

One of the things I do each week is read to the Kindergarten students.  I visit them with one of my favorite books every Thursday.  I read the book to them in my most dramatic voice and then leave the book as a gift to the class.  It is truly wonderful how literature can connect people to one another.  I am their friend, they know me, and they love hearing the stories.

As a parent, the same gift can be yours.  Reading a book together each week or night is a wonderful bond with young children.

Sharing a book by reading the same book your student is reading in class is a great way to bond with older students.  It is so safe to talk about values and feelings when you use characters in a book. For example: “ Did you realize how caring and concerned that character was when her friend was hurt? How do you think she got over being mad at her friend a week before to be so caring?”  That might be just what you wanted to talk to your student about, but it so less dramatic and safe when you use a character that is neutral to both of you.

Reading together is a gift to appreciate and enjoy with your children.  I hope many of you experience this often.

Misc. Announcements

Picture Re-Take Day

Picture Re-takes for all students is Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Lifetouch will be sending flyers home soon. If you were dissatisfied with your previous pictures of your student from August, please send the entire envelope in on re-take Day.

Next Holiday – Nov. 11, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Oct. 5 – Oct. 9

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. –  Beef Meat Ball Sandwich

T K

TK students are a unique group!  Everyone in TK begins school at four years old and they all turn five by December 2nd.  We had 14 birthdays in our classroom this month!  Instead of celebrating on the day of their birthday, we have a special birthday celebration.  We had our first classroom birthday party this week celebrating all of our newly turned five year old students!  Everyone had a blast making a classroom birthday book, making party hats, and eating some delicious birthday treats.  They even got party favors!

Primary Charter

Thank you to all of the Primary students who donated coins to the American Red Cross.  Leadership students will be counting the coins and will have a final total soon!

This week in Initial Phase students have been busy learning about the seasons, vowels and consonants, writing letters and numbers, writing sentences, adding and subtracting, word problems, and so much more!
Each week we send home student work in a green folder.  Use this work to talk to your student about what they have learned.  Remember, if you need ideas about how to work with your student at home, email the teachers at p6@tracylc.net and we will give you ideas!

Phase 1 students had a great week learning all about American symbols.  Did you know the American Bald Eagle has a wing span of 6-8 feet?  We learned that it represents strength and freedom.  We had a lot of fun making an eagle out of snack food!! Yummy!!  Phase 1 students are also learning to think outside the box.  There is usually more than one way to solve or approach a problem.  We love seeing their critical thinking skills come to life!  Please remember to return your student’s field trip permission form and chaperone sign up form.  We are very excited and looking forward to going to the Dell’Osso Family Farm!  Thank you so much to our parent volunteers and for all your generous donations.

This week our 4th grade leadership students continued their campus beautification project by planting seeds.  For the month of October, we will have 9 new leadership students who will work on a different project.  We are proud of the responsibility we are seeing with our PCS leaders!  Did you know your child gets to play instruments in music?  Mrs. Watson has introduced them to some exotic and exciting new sounds and songs.  Ask your child what their favorite instrument is.  Phase 2 students are also working on African art, which ties in with some of the songs they learn in music.  Our students are so very fortunate to have these classes available to them and we love seeing their creativity!

Discovery Charter

 

ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS: Our halls are filled with enthusiastic students who pay attention to rules and details. We appreciate their work and their dedication!

Science Olympiad Meeting….Ms. Pelaez is calling all SCIENTISTS!! The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 – 6:00 in Room M1. If you have questions, email Ms. Pelaez, lpelaez@tracylc.net.

Homecoming – will be here soon. On Wednesday, October 21st, we will hold our annual homecoming parade downtown in downtown Tracy.  We are unique as we have a K-12 presence! Please watch for announcements about the parade, after the parade, students and parents alike are invited to watch Millennium’s Powder Puff football game.  It should be very exciting.

Anti-Bully Poster Winners – Anti-Bully posters were announced for each grade level.  We will be notified of any district winners by November 2, 2015.

Spelling Bee: We had our FIFTH Spelling Bee meeting on Thursday. Help your child study their words.  HELPFUL HINT: study words in a dictionary.  If you have questions, please email shawkins@tracylc.net or lrodieck@tracylc.net.

Grades: Grades were updated on Wednesday, September 30th.  Contact your child’s teacher if you have questions.  Be sure to look for updates every other Wednesday or review the school’s website daily for your child’s grades.

Wheel of Green: Ms. T’s leadership class offered gift cards and other motivating prizes to students who stayed on green for the month of September.  Ask your child how the wheel works and help them stay on green for the month of October when we will hold another “wheel of green.”

DANCE AT UNITY: Students performed a dance at unity – it was very exciting and fun! Thank you to students who danced, you did a great job.

DCS Glow in the Dark Dance: SAVE THE DATE!! DCS Leadership will hold a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE on Friday 10/30. More details to come soon!

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

Coach Easterday – deasterday@tracylc.net  Coach Penirian – mpenirian@tracylc.net  Coach Lopez – blopez@tracylc.net

 

Top Anti-Bully Contestants work with Mr. Young. They learn how to scale their drawings!

            

         

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Algebra Baking Contest Presentations

  

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

Week 9 is already in the record book!! It is difficult to believe that we are beginning week 10 of the school year. It seems to be flying by.

Students continue to focus on learning. It is wonderful to see.

All of the 8th graders had their hearing tested on Wednesday. Good to find out that most of the communication problems are listening related, not hearing related.

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 continues to strive for excellence in all they do. They continue their newest competitions.  Taking the idea from Math Olympiad which she has done for three years with her math class, she is now offering SAT Olympiad for her students.  Students will compete in groups using individual averages every Tuesday.  The average for the first competition was quite good, out of a possible 12, the winning group scored a 9.8!  What the students are learning in English is great preparation for high school and college.  That is exactly what Discovery High School Prep is all about.

Math:

Students took midterms in all of their math classes this week.

Social Studies:

Students took a vocabulary quiz using charades. What fun!!!

Exploration:

        The students started their new Exploration Class this week!!

Leadership:

We will need help from parents constructing the float for homecoming. If you own a truck and a flat bed that you would be willing to allow DHSP to use for the parade please contact Mrs. Saldana at asaldana@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.

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

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

Mrs. U. at rulricksen@tracylc.net   Mrs. Dominguez at ddominguez@tracylc.net

Mrs. Saldana at asaldana@tracylc.net Mrs. Sierra at msierra@tracylc.net  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

 

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Charter Chatter October 2, 2015

MHS 1st Quarter Midterms & Grades

The first quarter midterms took place this week.  Report cards will be sent home next week.

 

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Fresno State University and UC Merced Filed Trip for 10th – 12th grade students only.

Millennium High School students’ grades 10th – 12th will be visiting Fresno State University and UC Merced on Monday, October 19th from 7:00am to 4:30pm.  Students will be eating lunch at Fresno State. Any student attending the trip will need to bring a sack lunch or money for lunch in the dining hall. The cost of this field trip is $23.00

 

Community Service Opportunities

Chest of Hope Inc. Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10:45am – 2:00pm at Lincoln Park. Volunteers are needed for face painting and other children’s activities

 

Mountain House Flag Football: Saturday, October 3rd  from 8:00am-2:00pm (shorter shifts are available). 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: Andy Su

8th Annual Community Service Fair

The community service fair will be held on Thursday, October 8th.  Many non-profit organizations will be present to allow students the chance to sign up for volunteer opportunities. All students will have the opportunity to meet representative from these organizations and learn about the volunteer needs throughout the community. If you know of an organization who should be present at the event please send their contact information to Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office. Email: sarganbright@tracylc.net Phone: 209-627-2899

SENIORS

The second senior news letter went out on Friday 25th. If you are not signed up for the news letter and would like to be please click the link below and submit the form.

College Week Live Virtual College Fair- University of California

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PSAT

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015. The cost is $18.00 which includes study materials and the test itself. The testing day will be on Wednesday, October 14th from 7:30am-12pm in rooms M-1 and M-2. Please sign up in the counseling office. Space is limited so sign up soon.  The test fee is due when registering for the test. Once we have reached capacity we will take a short waitlist.

Other News

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

 

Save the Date!! College Early Start Program – Spring Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2016 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/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. The college early start student only informational meeting will be tentatively held on Thursday, October 22nd during lunch.

Navigate to Graduate – Junior High and High School Girls

Click on the flyer below to download the registration form.