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Nov. 20, 2015                                                                                             No.16

Virginia’s Voice

 

This is the time to be thankful.  We are most thankful for the loyal support we have with our parents.  The students are delightful and successful because of the bond and partnership we have with parents.  In addition, I am grateful for the hard-working and dedicated staff that makes the Tracy Learning Center Schools successful.  Each member of the staff is concerned and caring and wants the best for the students.  I believe this makes us a unique place for learning.  We are a great team of students, parents and staff working for the good of all.  Who could ask for more?

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Crab Feed

SAVE THE DATE and EARLY HOLIDAY GIFTS:  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 sells out each year. Please consider purchasing your tickets early. Great holiday gifts.

Our raffle committee will be putting out a flyer after the holiday for a $5.00 donation from each family, a gift basket and/or gift cards.

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

 

 

 

 

 

WINE LOVERS…. I know that many of you love wine and may have an extra bottle from the holiday.

Can you kindly consider donating a bottle of wine to the Crab Feed that will be included with an amazing wine rack.

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

 

 

Next Holiday – Entire Thanksgiving Week Nov. 23-27

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. Taquito Tuesday

Wed  – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. No Meat Spaghetti

Fri. – Beef or Cheese Nachos

 

 

 

 

 

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Parent/Teacher conferences were a great success!  Thank you to everyone for taking the time to meet with us.  We are so proud of all the progress each student is making.

 

This week was busy in the classroom.  We celebrated our November birthdays with our monthly party. Our TK students learned the history of Thanksgiving and about family traditions.  We discussed what each of us is thankful for and our week culminated with our very own Thanksgiving Feast!  We are truly thankful for all the amazing families in our classroom that made this celebration such a success!  We hope you all have a safe, happy, and relaxing holiday week!

 

 

 

Primary Charter

Primary parents:  It’s See’s Candy Fundraiser time!!  Order forms went home today in the green folders.  Orders are due on Tuesday, December 1st.  Thank you for continuing to support our TLC fundraisers!

 

This week in Primary, teachers and parents met for conferences.  We discussed progress to date, classroom citizenships, and the road ahead.  Many discussions lead to how parents can support learning at home.  We provided many ideas, resources, and tips as to how to create a learning environment at home.  Please remember, the teachers at The Tracy Learning Center are a valuable asset and resource.  Use us to assist in bringing the learning home.  We love to help!

As this week came to a close, Initial Phase students closed our unit on The History of Thanksgiving.  Students learned about Pilgrims, Indians, The Mayflower, and how the Indians helped the Pilgrims.  Each student made a book capturing what we studied in the classroom. Encourage your student to share this book with friends and family over the holiday break.  They worked very hard and are very proud of it.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.   We will see you on November 30th!

 

What a busy, exciting week we had!  Each class in Phase 1 had a wonderful feast!  Thank you so much to all the parent volunteers and donations. We have so much to be thankful for.  Parent Teacher conferences went great!  Thank you to all the parents who were able to meet with us.  It is always nice to get to talk about your student’s progress face to face.  Please continue to read daily over the break.

 

Phase 2 classes were excited to finish up and show off their final biome projects.  The teachers were so impressed the with creativity.  This project allowed our students to work on their research and technology skills, encouraged cooperation and teamwork and they learned many new interesting facts about their biomes.  We are excited to start our social studies unit when we return from Thanksgiving Break!

 

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

 

        

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

Thank you! – As we head into fall break, we would like to thank the incredible Tracy Learning Center families for allowing us to teach your children. You help to create our incredible learning environment where students work hard and participate enthusiastically.  Have a safe and relaxing break, we look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 30th when we return from break.

CONFERNCES – Teacher-Parent-Student conferences were wonderful! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to visit with us.  We, as teachers, look forward to conferences.  They are a time when parents/guardians, students, and teachers are able to spend time together discussing the years progress.  If you were unable to attend the conference, your report card will be mailed home.

SWO – DCS’ Collaboration SWO is due by December 9th; presentations for those who are done will start on December 7th.  Please ask your child to review their rubric with you.  If you have questions you may contact your child’s PE coach (emails are below).

SLEEP OVER – WE ARE SO EXCITED to introduce our FIRST ANNUAL SLEEPOVER to be held on Friday January 8th, 2016. You can have an evening of quiet while allowing your child to have an evening of fun with their friends.  For $30.00, your child will be served dinner, will play games, watch movies, create art, AND MORE, while spending time with their teachers and their friends at DCS’s Sleepover! It is SUPERSAFE and SECURE!!!! If you would like  your child to enjoy the festivities without spending the night, for $25.00 your child may stay up-to-midnight (and may be picked up anytime you desire).  Please email Ms. T or Mrs. Hawkins for additional information (email is listed below).

Science Olympiad: Thank you Coaches and Participants! Continue 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.

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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Josiah Killian, our “WHO’S WHO LEADERSHIP Manager,” congratulates Michele Engen and Loren Pante for a job well done. They earned a DCS dollar for filming the “First Annual Spelling Bee.”  They can spend their money at the “LEADERSHIP STUDENT STORE” on Monday, November 30.  Congratulations girls! And thank you Josiah~~

 

 

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

What a wonderful First Trimester!!  Quite a few parents came to Parent Conferences on Tuesday. It is always a pleasure to see the different families at conferences. If you were unable to make conferences your child’s report card has been mailed home.

 

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class continues to be delighted with the book, The Jungle Books.

 

Math:

Students are working hard to be successful in math as always.

 

Social Studies:

The first big projects of the year were due this past Friday. Mrs. Wallace is very pleased with this first effort and is looking forward to what other projects the students will be doing this year. Here is a sample of some of the fantastic student work:

 

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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

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 Thanksgiving Break. Classes resume on Monday, November 30th !!!!!

 

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Charter Chatter November 20, 2015

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CSU Monterey Bay Field Trip

On Thursday students visited the CSUMB where they toured the campus and learned what it would be like to be a student at this University.

 

 

 

2016 Summer at Duke

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer Duke Summer College for High School Students!  Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world. Or you might choose to spend your summer at Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if you are currently in grades 9-12!  This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective.
They will begin taking applications on December 1, 2015.

 

College Early Start

For those students who completed and submitted their CES forms by Thursday, November 19th, you will receive your approved forms on Monday, November 30, 2015. Please make sure you register for your classes on December 3rd.

 

Community Service Opportunities

Tracy’s Home for the Holidays is taking place this weekend and they are in need of volunteers! Below are the details and shifts for the event. It is a weekend long event starting on Saturday, November 21st and ending on Monday, November 23rd. They need the most help, however, for the Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, and the Saturday dinner events. If you are interested, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Lynette Klepper at hotpepperklepper@yahoo.com to state your availability. This is how she would like to communicate with all of the volunteers for the event.

 

Saturday, November 21st

Where: Portuguese Hall on 9th St.

Shifts:

Breakfast Event: 8am-12pm  (Set up, serving, clean up, helping out in the kitchen)

Children’s Crafts: 10am-4pm (Helping with crafts, etc)

Dinner Event: 5pm-9pm (Set up, serving, clean up, helping out in the kitchen)

 

Sunday, November 22nd

Where: Portuguese Hall on 9th St.

Shifts:

Breakfast Event: 10:30am-2pm (Set, serving, clean up, helping out in the kitchen)

Children’s Crafts: 10am-4pm (Helping with crafts, etc)

 

Monday, November 23rd

Where: Portuguese Hall on 9th St.

Shifts:

Set Up: 8am (Set up, various other jobs, etc)

Dinner Event: 4:30pm-7:30pm (Serving, clean up)

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Tracy Moose Lodge on Sunday November 22nd from 10:45am-2:30pm. Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 6 servers are needed – black and white server attire. Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

 

SENIORS

College Applications

CSU and UC College applications are due no later than Monday, November 30 at 11:59pm. If you would like your college application to be looked over by the counselors please come to the college application workshops on Mondays and Thursdays during lunch for the month of November. Please note the counselor will not look over your applications during Thanksgiving break. Also, university staff will not be available to assist you will any technical support after Wednesday, November 25th.

 

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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Nov. 13, 2015                                                                                           No.15

Virginia’s Voice

The first annual fourth through eighth grade Spelling Bee took place this week.  Mrs. Hawkins with the help of Mrs. Sierra and Ms. Rodieck did an excellent job setting up the rules, the structure and the support for the many students who wished to participate.  It was a wonderful display of the interest in competition and all the students were supportive of those who continued to remain part of the competition as some were eliminated.

I was very impressed.  All of the students who participated were winners.  They all tried, they all cared and they all took the chance to compete.  I feel this way about the many opportunities our students have for competition.  We have students who are preparing to compete in Math tournaments, science Olympiad, Academic Pentathlon, Academic Decathlon, and speech and debate.  These academic competitions are not only good for the schools, they are great for the students who compete.  It allows the students to learn how they fair with other schools and other students who share their interest for academic excellence.

Just as academic competition is worthwhile, so too is sports.  Many of our teams make it to playoffs.  They may not always win at playoffs, but they get to see what the competition is and what they need to do to improve.  Our band also competed for the first time and achieved third place.  It does not mean they are satisfied, but they were pleased and now know what they need to do to improve.

Competition outside the school environment is critical to really know how we stand.  I am pleased with the progress we have made as we take our students to new challenges.  The students feel pride and success and so do we!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Holiday – Entire Thanksgiving Week Nov. 23-27

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Nov. 16 – Nov. 20

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Grilled Cheese  and Top Ramen

Wed  –  Beef and Potatoe Casserole

Thurs. – Chicken Taquitos

Fri. –  Open faced Hot Turkey Sandwich

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Next week is Parent/Teacher conferences.  Meetings will be held in the TK staff room on Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 16-18th.  If your scheduled time does not work, please email the teachers right away!  We are excited to meet with you and discuss the progress your child is making in our classroom!

Primary Charter

Primary conferences will be held next week.  Please make sure you know when you are scheduled for your Parent-Teacher Conference.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and discussing your students’ progress and goals.  If you are unable to make your conference time, please email your child’s teachers as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Look at Initial Phase students, hard at work!  We are working on non-fiction writing about bats, playing grammar games, learning about the letter “s” and practicing our sight words.

Phase 1 students did a great job of presenting their animal habitats!  We are so proud of the work they put into their projects.  They learned so many things about so many different animals.  Amazing job Phase 1 students!  We are continuing our personal narrative writing.  Students are having fun recalling experiences that they can write about.

Phase 2 students are wrapping up our life science unit.  The group projects are coming along very well!  Next week all 3 classes will share their projects with the other phase 2 classes.  This project has been a great way to incorporate our SWO of Positive Cooperators!  This month our 4th grade leadership students will be working on a special Veteran’s Day project.  We are proud of all of our 4th grade spelling bee participants!  They did an amazing job.  Congratulations to the 4th grade winner…Tu Han Huynh!

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Discovery Charter

 

SPELLING BEE: The “First Annual Tracy Learning Center Spelling Bee” was held on Thursday 11/12th.  Over 60 students from grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 – 8 competed.  The Champions are: Grades 4 – 6 Komal Khehra and Grades 7 – 8 Tejas Gill. Komal and Tejas will move forward to the county Spelling Bee. Students who spelled the most words correctly in their respective grade levels won a trophy as follows: 4th – Tu Han Huynh, 5th – Komal Khehra (champion), 6th – Chilam Huynh, 7th – Hannah Reyes, 8th – Tejas Gill (champion).

 

Mrs. Stewart, the hostess for the Spelling Bee stands           Students spell words correctly to move to the next with the Spelling Bee champs and trophy winners round.

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CONFERNCES – Teacher-Parent-Student conferences will be held next week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  You child received a “save the date” invitation with your conference date and time.  If you are unable to make the conference time scheduled, we will mail your child’s report card home.  We are looking forward to reviewing your child’s progress and sharing the wonderful learning opportunities that take place in DCS.

SWO – Students received their new DCS Collaboration rubric.  This portion of the scrapbook is due by December 9th; presentations for those who complete their projects early will begin December 7th.  Please ask your child to review their rubric to complete this scrapbook portion soon.  If you have questions you may contact your child’s PE coach (emails are below).

Science Olympiad: Thank you Coaches and Participants! Continue 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.

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/

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

  

DHSP Charter Chatter:

The “First Annual Tracy Learning Center Spelling Bee” was held today.  Over 60 students from grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 – 8 competed.

Champions who will move onto the county Spelling Bee are:

Grades 4 – 6 Komal Khehra

Grades 7 – 8 Tejas Gill

Students who spelled the most words correctly in their respective grade levels won a trophy as follows:

4th – Tu Han Huynh

5th – Komal Khehra (champion)

6th – Chilam Huynh

7th – Hannah Reyes

8th – Tejas Gill (champion)

Thanks go out to Mrs. Sierra, Ms. Rodieck, and especially to Mrs. Hawkins for putting the whole thing into motion!

Special Thanks to Mrs. Stewart who hosted the event as the Spell Master.

Parent Conferences are Tuesday, November 17

Conferences will be on a first come basis.

4:15 – 6:15 Conferences

6:15 – 6:45 Teacher dinner break

6:45 – 8:00 Conferences

LA/SS will conference in D12 (Mrs. Sierra’s room)

Math/Science will conference in D9 (Mrs Dominguez’s room

Parents will need to pick up student report cards before conferencing. (Follow the signs)

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class continues to be delighted with the book, The Jungle Books.

Math:

Students are working hard to be successful in math as always.

Social Studies: Only one week left before the first projects of the year are due to Mrs. Wallace

Here is a look at some of the Social Studies projects in progress:
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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

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

 

MHS

MHS Semester One Finals

MHS semester one Finals will take place on Dec 9th, 10th and 11th. These days will be just like FASTTRACK days with students being released at 12:30. 

 

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

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.

2016 Summer at Duke

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer Duke Summer College for High School Students!  Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.Or you might choose to spend your summer at Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if you are currently in grades 9-12!  This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective.
They will begin taking applications on December 1, 2015.

SWO Deadline

Please turn in all community service hours for the November 16th SWO by Friday, November 13, 2015.

Health Career Day at San Joaquin Delta College

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SENIORS

College Applications

CSU and UC College applications are due no later than Monday, November 30 at 11:59pm. If you would like your college application to be looked over by the counselors please come to the college application workshops on Mondays and Thursdays during lunch for the month of November. Please note the counselor will not look over your applications during Thanksgiving break. Also, university staff will not be available to assist you will any technical support after Wednesday, November 25th.

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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Nov. 6, 2015                                                                                                        No.14

Virginia’s Voice

There are two things I would like to remind each of you about one more time.

  1. We have opened a wonderful Pre-K program for students ages 3 and 4. It is either a full time or half day program with extended child care if needed.  The Pre-K program is housed on Grant Line along with our Transitional Kindergarten program.   We will be happy to give a tour to any interested parent.  We are also offering the first month of tuition free.
  2. For the first time, Millennium High School is offering weighted grades for students who enroll in a college class. This means students may enroll in college classes and are ensured college credit for transfer to other colleges, are reimbursed the tuition, and now receive weighted grades for taking the college courses.  It is now possible for students in the high school, who take advantage of dual enrollment, to achieve higher than a 4.0 GPA.

Both the Pre-K and the weighted grades are a response to wishes from parents in the past.  The parents of Primary students have asked, “when will you have a pre-K ?”.  We did not realize it takes a while to make a reputation and achieve the enrollment we are hoping for, but we believe in time we will have a program well known in the community with a waiting list as we do for our Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten program.

Many times parents say they have decided not to continue on to Millennium because they wanted the weighted grades because they felt it was an advantage for getting into college.  We always thought that college transcripts and reimbursed tuition was great and enough…. but now we have decided to give the weighted grades as well.  We now think we have the best offer around.

Finally, I also want to announce that as we begin the planning for the renovations and a new building for our site, that we should put together our committee to start the fund raising for our football field when the buildings are complete in 2020.  Let’s have the 2020 eye site to plan ahead for the football/soccer  field.  I will set aside 20% of all fund raising in each of the schools for this fund.  In addition any donations made to the school will be earmarked for the field as well.  We can do this! We will need approximately 250,000 for a football field, lights, and bleachers.  I will let you know the totals we have collected from time to time to reach this goal.

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. 9 – Nov. 13

Mon. –   Pizza Casserole

Tues. –  Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed  –  Holiday

Thurs. – Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas

Fri. –  Cheese Ravioli

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t was election week down on the TK farm!  Students learned about voting, campaigns, and elections.  They even got their very own voter’s registration card and went to our polling station to cast their vote in a classroom election.  It was exciting to listen to the students discuss their ideas about what makes a good leader and who they should choose.

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up soon!  Turn in your conference sheets as soon as possible so we can schedule this important meeting!

Reminders:

*Please send an extra set of clothes in a labeled ziplock bag with your child every day in the case of an accident.

*Please send a water bottle to school with your child each day to drink during recess and PE.

Primary Charter

 CONFERNCES – Teacher-Parent-Student conferences will be held the week of 11/16.  You will receive your conference date and time from your child’s homeroom teacher on “save the date” invitations you will receive next week. If you are unable to make the conference time scheduled, we will mail your child’s report card home.  We are looking forward to reviewing your child’s progress and sharing the wonderful learning opportunities that take place in DCS.

SWO – Personal awareness scrapbook were due today. Students will receive their new rubric and information on Monday.

LLNL has invited our Science Olympiad students to visit on Wednesday 11/11.  Although this is not a school sponsored event, Ms. Pelaez is available to answer questions. Please contact her at lpelaez@tracylc.net.

Science Olympiad: Thank you Coaches and Participants! Continue 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.

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 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 will be updated in agendas next 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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Working together to write essays                                                            

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 Eager to answer questions

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

The students did great with their first official Rainy Day on Monday!! It finally feels like Fall, and everyone certainly seems to be enjoying the cool, crisp weather. Remember that Wednesday, the 11th is Veterans Day. Hopefully everyone will take time to reflect and honor all of the Veterans and the sacrifices they and their families have made to keep our country a Democracy.

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class has been delighted with the book, The Jungle Books.  It appeared to be a child book, but the lessons are excellent and good for everyone.  The book was added to the curriculum to prepare for Pentathlon.  In addition, the class continues to work on writing skills, grammar and debate.  Vocabulary is improving each week as 12 new words are added.  These words are showing up in class presentations, writing and even outside of class!  Most of the students feel the SAT practice is the most difficult, but Mrs. Stewart insists as the students learn grammar and diagramming, it should get easier.  Reading is another challenge.  Students at this level are learning that reading comprehension is more involved that literal answers to questions.  Each month, there is improvement and Mrs. Stewart is pleased with the progress the class is making.

In Mrs. Sierra’s English: We have begun reading The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling and students love it. It was a novel written for Kipling’s children to teach life lessons, such as honesty, betrayal, consequences, and much more. It has provided a gateway to bring up such values in class and gives students the opportunity for self-reflection.

Math:

What a bright group of 7th and 8th graders we have this year. We have been cruising through the curriculum so quickly that I am excited to see what we can accomplish.

Science:       Students had a fantastic time working on and eating their edible cell lab last Friday:

Social Studies: Next week Mrs. Wallace is planning on a special lesson centered around Veterans and the contributions made by them throughout the history of the United States of America.

Art:

Art: Students are excited to start they canvas paintings this week as we begin to wrap up this shuffle group. This group of artist has been a blast to have. They are so creative and on task that we have gotten through so many different projects in just five weeks. Excited to see their final paintings.

Leadership:

Malayan Den received their treat from Menchie’s this Friday for being the Den with the most donations for the McHenry House.

Academic: We now have curriculum! We are currently studying the modern history of India. Students will begin receiving in-class assignments, study material and tests related to pentathlon. We still do not know how many students are allowed per team, but placement will be competitive and grade based.

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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

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!!!!!

 

MHS

Charter Chatter November 6, 2015

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

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.

2016 Summer at Duke

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer Duke Summer College for High School Students!  Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.Or you might choose to spend your summer at Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if you are currently in grades 9-12!  This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective.
They will begin taking applications on December 1, 2015.

SWO Deadline

Please turn in all community service hours for the November 16th SWO by Friday, November 13, 2015.

Health Career Day at San Joaquin Delta College

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SENIORS

Newsletter

The third volume of the senior newsletter was emailed out on Monday. Please check your email for the most up to date need to know senior information.

College Applications

CSU and UC College applications are due no later than Monday, November 30 at 11:59pm. If you would like your college application to be looked over by the counselors please come to the college application workshops on Mondays and Thursdays during lunch for the month of November. Please note the counselor will not look over your applications during Thanksgiving break. Also, university staff will not be available to assist you will any technical support after Wednesday, November 25th.

Other News

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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

Navigate to Graduate – Junior High and High School Girls

Click on the flyer below to download the registration form.

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