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Jan. 22, 2016                                                                                          No.22

Virginia’s Voice

 

Each year at this time I have the pleasure of meeting with each one of our high school students individually to review the student’s grades and to plan for FAST TRACK and the following school year.  This is the genesis of setting up the staffing and schedule for the new school year.

I find it to be a very time consuming but very worthwhile use of time.  Students who never come to the office, and have never had to meet with the “principal” have a chance for a brief chat and often hear a compliment on how well they are doing.  We actually thank students for their hard work and dedication to learning and grades.

Others get a chance to learn why poor grades will set them back and how they can get back on track.

Most Freshmen do not have a clear sense of what they want to do beyond college or vocational training but others are very specific with their future plans.  I like that those who want to be baseball or soccer players also have a” backup” plan.

Next week, we will be meeting with tenth grade students and their parent.  This is the one year we invite parents as well so that the entire family knows how things are going and how much needs to be done to graduate or to be able to apply for a four year college. The entire process of meeting with all of the students takes a total of ninety plus hours.  Time well spent.

 

Misc. Announcements

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Crab Feed Donations

We have not receive many donations yet for our upcoming Crab Feed yet. WE are in great need for any “monetary” donations and or gift cards. These donations help make this even a great success. Thank you for your generosity.

 

Pink Eye

Just a reminder we have had many students in PCS with Pink Eye. If you are at all concerned that your child may have an eye infection please DO NOT send him/her to school because this is highly contagious. Some of the symptoms are redness, drainage, discomfort and light sensitivity. Students with Pink Eye must have treatment for 24 hours and a clearance note from his/her Physician.

 

Drivers

We continue to have many complaints of unsafe driving, “near misses” and parents failing to follow our carline procedures.. Our students’ safety is our biggest concern so once again we ask for drivers to please SLOW DOWN and give our students who are crossing the street the right of way. This morning we had a high school student almost get hit by a parent dropping off their child. It would be so tragic if any of our students were ever injured due to an unsafe or “rushed” driver. We have copies of our carline procedures in the office. Thank you in advance for safer driving.

 

Crab Feed

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

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

 

New Drama Production

TLC will be holding auditions for our upcoming spring musical, Peter Pan.  The audition will be open to all 3rd thru 12th grade students. Every part is open for consideration, with many acting opportunities for ALL the grade levels.

 

Auditions for 3rd – 8th graders will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20th from 4-6 in M1.

Auditions for High School will be Thursday, Jan. 21st from 4-6 in M1

Callbacks will be that Friday Jan. 22nd from 4-6

 

To prepare for the audition, practice a song and perform it in front of an audition panel. Be prepared to learn a simple dance number and present it to the panel as well.

 

If you have any questions or wish to see the cast list, please contact me directly and I would be more than happy to meet with you.

 

 

Next Holidays

Feb. 15, 2016

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Jan. 25 – 29

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Taco Tuesday

Wed  – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. Beef Enchiladas

Fri. – Chicken Corn Dogs

 

 

 

T K

 

This week in TK we have been learning about living and non-living things.  Our little scientists know what living things are, what they need to survive, and all the things they can do.   Students practiced distinguishing living and non-living things through sorting activities and a game!  They compared and contrasted a boy and a robot and even did an experiment with earthworms and gummy worms!

 

Reminder:  School starts promptly at 8:30am.  The door will be closing at that time.  If you arrive after the door is closed your child will be tardy and must check in at the office.  Thank you for understanding!

 

 

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase we have discussed, explored, and experimented using our five senses.  Students explored items using only one sense at a time, participated in virtual sensory tasks, and even got to taste things that their tongues didn’t really like!
Currently we are working on what a Polite Citizen looks like, sounds like, and acts like.  Many students have earned tallies toward their SWO bracelet for using manners, taking turns, working quietly, and many other wonderful acts of kindness.  Talk to your student about the importance of being a polite citizen.

 

Phase 1 students had a great learning week. They learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what great ideas he brought to our country. They are learning to use context clues to understand text.  They are working on different strategies to solve the same math problem.  They learned all about the barter system and supply and demand in Social Studies.  In Writer’s Workshop they finished their unit on narratives.  Next week they will start letter writing.   Please feel welcome to come into the classroom to volunteer or to just visit.  Make sure you are cleared with Ms. Kay in the office.  If you can donate any supplies we would greatly appreciate it.  Check our newsletters for more information about the Crab Feed and the Talent Show!

 

Phase 2 students were hard at work this week.  We are exploring and learning all the different writing styles such as persuasive writing, narrative, how to write directions, and some groups are even doing research and writing biographies of famous Americans.  We are also learning about the government, symbols of our nation, and rules and laws. Our 4th grade Leadership students were so thoughtful this month…they made “Happy New Year” goodie bags for all of the Primary teachers!  The teachers were so surprised and thankful for their treats…what sweet students we have!

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

 

Tiger Points are working well!!! If your child has not talked to you about our new point system ASK THEM!!! Students met with their leaders to review what is working well (gaining points), and how they are making good decisions which is keeping them from earing negative points. If you want more information about Tiger Points, please feel free to email your child’s teacher or Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.

 

LAST WEEKS “TOP 5” POINTS FOR EACH TIGER GROUP GO TO:

BENGALS: Bianca Vilaflor (100 points) Madysen Mah-Bishop (110 points) Edmundo Mena (110 points) Vernon Real (110 points) and Rayyan Saiyed (140 points)

MALAYAN: Ashleigh Garcia (110 points) Kyle Carlos (115 points) Anikha Kemshetti (115 points) Amrita Kaler (135 points) and Paul Coleman with the highest points overall (145 points)

SIBERIAN: Josiah Killian (115 points) Abby Curran (120 points) Emely Hernandez (120 points) David Banderas (125 points) and Mia Escobar (140 points)

SUMATRAN: Riley Vatran (85 points) tied with Lilana Zapien (85 points) Solomon Martin (115 points) Marianthe Tsirelas (115 points) and Izabell Zepeda (130 points)

CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

 

SWO  – Students received information on their new SWO project. LIFELONG LEARNER: College Research Project which is due February 19th.  This portion of the SWO will be completed individually.  Students must prepare a Google Slide presentation or PowerPoint presentation on a state college or university they would like to attend.  The presentation will be used during a graded class presentation.  The goal is to help students develop a life plan and research information about a future college they hope to attend. Please ask your child for a copy of the rubric.

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Loren Ponte plays             Josiah and Kyle         Carrie and Ashley  the piano                       lead us in the Pledge           thank 4th grade

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was a fast week.

 

 

Math:

The math classes are doing well. It is exciting to see students grasping these very important concepts.

 

Social Studies:

Students are busy deciding which of four West African Empires to base their spring project on. Lots of excitement is happening in the social Studies room.

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s class has completed Book One of the Jungle Books and has started a project that is theme related concerning each of the seven short stories included in the first book.  The students have also completed the second phase of their SWO.  They have identified sources they will use and have developed a Works Cited page with annotations using the MLA format for web sources.  Finally, the class continues to build mastery with vocabulary and syntax of sentences as well as close reading in preparation for their chance to take the PSAT on January 25.  While, Mrs. Stewart realizes they are only in 7th and 8th grade, it is a great time to see how the advanced students will do on the PSAT.  They will have at least two more chances to take this test again, The good part is it gives a base for improvement and the students will start getting mail from colleges as a result of this experience.

 

CJSF held its first official meeting on Thursday the 21st during lunch in Mrs. Sierra’s room (D-12). They elected club cabinet members during this time.

 

 

Exploration:

 

Leadership

DHSP Winter Ball January 29th 4:30-6:30

Snacks served from 4-4:30

Photo booth with photographer and a high school DJ

 

 

Dance/Performance

Mrs. Wallace’s performance class is having a great time working on chorography for their performance at the end of January. Weather permitting there will be an outdoor performance on Thursday, January 28th. Parents are invited!

 

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

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

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Charter Chatter January 22, 2016

Mrs. Stewart and the counseling staff have started to meet with students for their annual counseling review.  Fast track classes and next year’s schedule will be planned.  Only 10th grade parents will be invited for an appointment. Letters detailing the scheduled 10th grade appointment times should have been received earlier in the month.  Time is extremely limited and we encourage 10th grade parents to rearrange schedules as necessary to attend their scheduled time.

 

Give Every Child Chance – 3rd Annual Health Careers Forum

A  Health Careers Forum is being organized between the EMP and Doctors Hospital of Manteca for February 8th 2016. The way this event came about was due to the high interested number of students in the health field and not enough job shadow opportunities. HIPPA regulations are very tight and therefore make it difficult for our students to sit in on patient care, visits, etc. PowerPoint presentations, Speakers and flyers will be given to students by professionals in the field. This event is for the first 40 interested students. Recruitment remains focused with the health ROP classes within the high school, but any student that has a great interest in the medical field is welcomed to summit their application. Applications are available from the counseling office.

 

 

 

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world. For more information please visit https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

 

The California State Summer School for the Arts is a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. The California State Summer School for the Arts is a state agency funded through a unique public-private partnership. California residents enrolled in grades nine through twelve may apply to attend CSSSA. The admissions process is highly competitive. (Last session approximately one in three applicants in most departments were accepted). Students invited to the school are named California Arts Scholars. For more information please visit https://www.csssa.org/

 

COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 19th – February 19th, 2016. Dates for the program are July 10- August 6. For more information please visit www.ucop.edu/cosmos

 

 

College Info

College bound seniors: most colleges will be notifying applicants the status of their admission in early Spring by either mail or online via a student portal on the individual college web site.  We anticipate hearing about the acceptance letters.  All students accepted to a college or university should let the Counselors know as soon as they are notified.  Best of luck to all of those who applied!

 

 

Free virtual college fair for the Western United States!  This fair is scheduled for Jan. 25th-30th. Students can log on any time during this week to get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answers directly from college reps.  Students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and we will send them a reminder e-mail.  This service is completely free. Please register as soon as possible and choose the West fair when registering.

 

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop (STUFA) Sunday, January 26, 2016 at the Alex G. Spanos Center at University of the Pacific Services are FREE and include: One on one assistance filling out financial aid forms, Tax preparation assistance and Scholarship information. For more information please call (209) 946-7705 or email: iruiz@pacific.edu visit http://www.icangotocollege.org/events.htm for more information.

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

Organization When Where Duties
Primary Homework Club M-F 3:45pm-4:30pm Primary Help tutor students grade K-4
Chamber Gala January 29th

6pm-10pm

Tracy Community Center

(950 East Street near E. 10th)

 8 students for the event

Contact: Patricia Palma  patiapalma@gmail.com

Case For Kids – Princess Tea Party

 

January 31   The organization has moved to an online registration system for interested students & residents, wishing to get involved in the various opportunities throughout the year.

 https://m.signupgenius.com/…

Crab Feed Saturday, February 6th, 2016

5pm-11pm

St Bernard’s Holy Family Center Servers needed for event

20 volunteers needed

Nelia 510-468-6447

 

Attention Junior Girls

Applications for the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Program are now available. There will be a mandatory parent/student orientation for all participants on February 4th, 2016, 7:00pm at California Advantage Real Estate Located 9TH STREET in Tracy. Applications can be submitted at the orientation. The Distinguished Young Woman program (formerly Junior Miss) Class of 2017 program is scheduled to be held at Banta School on April 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Participants must be a junior in high school this year, graduating in 2017 to be eligible.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is recommended. Participants must be a student in Tracy Unified School District or live in the Tracy area.  They are permitted to attend school in another town as long as their residence is in Tracy. Participants can potentially win up to $2,500.00 locally and advance to the State program and be eligible for scholarships up to $20,000.00 (DYW of California).

 

Senior Info

Seniors who need to apply for financial aid for college can get hands on help with the FAFSA (Free application for student aid) and have an opportunity to win a scholarship at our upcoming Cash for College Night on January 27th from 4-7pm at Kimball High School or January 28th from 4-7pm at West High School.  We encourage all students and/or parents to attend this interactive workshop.  Computers will be available but we encourage students to bring a laptop.  For other Cash for College nights in our area, visit www.calgrants.org for a list of workshops.

 

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TLC Newsletter -Jan 8th 2016

  Charter Chatter

                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Jan. 8, 2016                                                                                                               No.20

Virginia Stewart

Next Wednesday night, Jan. 13th, at 7PM in the gym, we will hold a meeting for all parents who wish to learn more about the Millennium High School.  We are very pleased with the courses we offer, the opportunity for Early College Start, sports, personal concern for students, committed teaching staff, and a fantastic band and athletics program.  We will give an overview of the school, allow you to ask questions and promise to keep the meeting to just one hour.

 

The very first sign of remodeling of our campus took place on Wednesday.  There was machinery on the grounds testing the soil and checking the water level underground.  This is part of the environmental study but it sure got us excited!  The new campus is expected to be ready by 2020.

 

Did you also know that all school fundraisers give 20% of their profits to help fund the building of our own football and soccer field once the new buildings are completed?  We have the 2020 dream vision to believe it is possible to raise $300,000 to complete the field in the year 2020.

 

Misc. Announcements

Crab Feed

Happy New Year!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Come support and have a blast at our 10th Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed.

All you can eat Washington Crab, pasta, bread and salad.

Tickets are on sale for $45.00 each. You can also reserve a table of 8.

We are kindly asking for a cash donation or gift card from each family for our raffles and silent auction.

The business placemat will be at each table setting again this year. If you would like to advertise your business it is $25.00 for a business card ad.

The dessert auction has been a huge success. If you would like to donate a baked good please let me know.

 

This is a huge event to put on with incredible help from our parents, students and businesses in our community.

We also work diligently to recognize all participants. This is an event that is made possible by many working hands.

Please contact Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157 or 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

 

New Drama Production

TLC will be holding auditions for our upcoming spring musical, Peter Pan.  The audition will be open to all 3rd thru 12th grade students. Every part is open for consideration, with many acting opportunities for ALL the grade levels.

 

Auditions for 3rd – 8th graders will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20th from 4-6 in M1.

Auditions for High School will be Thursday, Jan. 21st from 4-6 in M1

Callbacks will be that Friday Jan. 22nd from 4-6

 

To prepare for the audition, practice a song and perform it in front of an audition panel. Be prepared to learn a simple dance number and present it to the panel as well.

 

If you have any questions or wish to see the cast list, please contact me directly and I would be more than happy to meet with you.

 

Next Holidays

Jan. 18, 2016

Feb. 15, 2016

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Jan.11 – 15

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. Taco Tuesday

Wed  – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. Bean and Beef Tostadas

Fri. – Beef Hot Dogs

 

 

 

 

T K

We have survived a week of rainy days and not being able to play outside.  Spending so much time in the classroom has allowed us to explore new ways to get our wiggles out!  We have enjoyed playing freeze dance to some new songs and going on an adventure with Mr. Mark in an online physical fitness adventure.  During indoor recess, we had puppet shows, played school, and became construction workers!  We have been exploring our community in Social Studies and learning about community helpers.  It was fun pretending to have the jobs of some of the workers we are learning about.  We made a fun graph to show what everyone wants to be when they grow up!

 

 

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Primary Charter

Welcome back!  We hope you enjoyed a well deserved holiday break.  We have hit the ground running and we are happy with what students have remembered.  We are so excited about our 100th day of school on January 12th!

 

Initial phase students should have brought home an information letter about their 100 Day Cape project.  Please help your students count 100 items, organize them on the cape and wear it to school on the 100th day! (Jan 12).  If you have any questions or cannot make a cape, please let us know as soon as possible.  Happy crafting!

 

Phase 1 had a great first week back from break!  It was nice to hear about what all the students did on break.  We have jumped right back into learning….many students have new AR goals, new Rowley math test levels, and more spelling or vocabulary words! In Social Studies we began our economics unit with “Farm to Table.”  We even got to visit our school kitchen to see what goes on there and learn about the journey food takes to get to our lunches!  Thank you to the wonderful kitchen staff!  In Writer’s Workshop we are back to writing narratives.  The students are having great time writing about a favorite Christmas memory.  Please continue to check your student’s green folder for all of your student’s classroom information.  We are looking forward to the 100th day of school (Tuesday, January 12).  Please help your child make their 100th day necklace!!  Can’t wait to see what they create!

 

 

Phase 2 students started their social studies unit this week.  We are learning about our government.  This ties in perfectly with our language arts books…we are reading about important Americans from the past.  This is a great way to discuss how our country and laws have changed throughout history.

Thank you to all the 4th grade students who sold Science Camp raffle tickets!  They are already excited about attending camp next year and we’re eager to see who the lucky raffle winner will be!
Phase 2 students were asked to decorate “100th day of school” tshirts!  We are expecting to see some very creative shirts on Tuesday!

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From the entire DCS team.  The New Year is a time of celebration and resolutions.  This week, students discussed what New Year means and they have learned how people in other countries celebrate this special time of year.  The New Year reminds us that we are almost half way through the year.  It is a time when we reflect on what we have taught, and what still needs to be covered.  It is a time when we review our year, celebrate the growth in students, and appreciate the joy they have brought us. 2016 should be a very good year!

 

A NEW POINT SYSTEM!!! If your child has not talked to you about our new point system ASK THEM!!! Excitement has filled the classrooms and hallway as students work hard to earn points and take pride in the point system that mirrors DHSP and Millennium High School. On Thursday, DCS held a RALLY.  The band opened the rally.  Mrs. Stewart told students this was a great day. A new tradition has begun – It is a day when the students of DCS have joined the ranks of DHSP and Millennium to earn points; gone are the days of green stamps, we have moved up! Students entertained, teachers competed, high school students welcomed us to “the world of points,” and “Tiger Leaders” were announced.  Students listened intently and left the gym excited to earn points!

SLEEP OVER – Our first annual sleepover! Such an exciting event. Students worked on crafts, they made homemade ice cream, competed in the game room, relaxed in the lounge, listened to music,  watched movies, danced, laughed, talked, made some new friends, and even had a game of dodge ball. The food was great and the students had a blast!!! Over half our students attended the event! The teachers agree “WE CANNOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR” when we will continue this tradition in January of 2017! (First Friday after break). Ms. T puts on a great party – and the staff of DCS enjoy helping her host!

 

5th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Auditions – Auditions will be held this month January 19th through the 22nd. Students may pick up their forms in the Counselling Office, the Front Office, or from their teachers.

 

AUDITIONS: Mr. Snyder is holding auditions for TLC’s upcoming musical, PETER PAN! The audition will be open to all 3rd – 12th grade students. AUDTIONS FOR 3 – 8 will be on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 in M1. AUDITIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL will be held on THURSDAY JANUARY 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 in M1. CALLBACKS will be on FRIDAY JANUARY 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00 in M1.

At DCS we encourage communication – please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net                                         Coach Easterday: deasterday@tracylc.net

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net                                        Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net                                                 Coach Penirian: mpenirian@tracylc.net

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net                                             Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net

TIGER LEADERS WORKED TOGETHER IN COMPETITION AND ENCOURAGED STUDENTS TO COME TOGETHER WITH OUR SCHOOL CHEER

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

What a Fantastic start to 2016!! Everyone is back at school ready to learn. What is more exciting than that!

 

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class is reviewing grammar and reading SAT style.  It is important to know how to apply good reading skills and grammar skills to select correct answers on college SAT tests.  While the students are not great, practice has helped each one improve. All students in the class will take the PSAT at the end of January.

In addition to grammar, the class spends time developing vocabulary,  with essay writing, rhetorical reading, and literature as well.  The class is doing well.

 

Academic Pentathlon is well underway! We are beginning our math and science units. Teams have yet to be determined, but spots are limited. Students will be chosen based on level of commitment, participation in class and overall grade in this elective.

 

Math:

The math classes are doing well. It is exciting to see students grasping these very important concepts.

 

Social Studies:

Students took a “Field Trip to Africa” at the beginning of the week. Mrs. Wallace was thrilled to see how well her students were able to use their imaginations for this activity. The field trip introduced them to three African vegetation zones, which they then had to make a post card about.

 

The high school counselors will be going over an abbreviated version of this information for the 7th graders later this month. It is always good to find out what is happening in the grades yet to come so you and your student can make well informed decisions.

 

Science:

We just finished resistors and going into sources of electricity and voltage next…

 

Exploration:

Mrs. Wallace’s performance class is having a great time working on chorography for their performance at the end of January. Dates and times will be announced soon.

 

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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

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

 

MHS

Charter Chatter January 8, 2016

During January and February, Mrs. Stewart and the counseling staff will be meeting with all students for their annual counseling review.  Fast track classes and next year’s schedule will be planned.  Only 10th grade parents will be invited for an appointment.  Time is extremely limited and we encourage 10th grade parents to rearrange schedules as necessary to attend their scheduled time. Appointment letters will be mailed out soon.

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world. For more information please visit https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

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The California State Summer School for the Arts is a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. The California State Summer School for the Arts is a state agency funded through a unique public-private partnership. California residents enrolled in grades nine through twelve may apply to attend CSSSA. The admissions process is highly competitive. (Last session approximately one in three applicants in most departments were accepted). Students invited to the school are named California Arts Scholars. For more information please visit https://www.csssa.org/

COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 19th – February 19th, 2016. Dates for the program are July 10- August 6. For more information please visit www.ucop.edu/cosmos

 

College Info

College bound seniors: most colleges will be notifying applicants the status of their admission in early Spring by either mail or online via a student portal on the individual college web site.  We anticipate hearing about the acceptance letters.  All students accepted to a college or university should let the Counselors know as soon as they are notified.  Best of luck to all of those who applied!

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Free virtual college fair for the Western United States!  This fair is scheduled for Jan. 25th-30th. Students can log on any time during this week to get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answers directly from college reps.  Students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and we will send them a reminder e-mail.  This service is completely free. Please register as soon as possible and choose the West fair when registering.

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop (STUFA) Sunday, January 26, 2016 at the Alex G. Spanos Center at University of the Pacific Services are FREE and include: One on one assistance filling out financial aid forms, Tax preparation assistance and Scholarship information. For more information please call (209) 946-7705 or email: iruiz@pacific.edu visit http://www.icangotocollege.org/events.htm for more information.

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

Organization When Where Notes:
Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) – Crabfeed

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016  Tracy Community Center

(950 East Street near E. 10th)

 

Volunteers: 8 minimum

 Set-up: 10am-12pm

 Event time: 6pm-9pm 

(will need volunteers between 

5 – 5:30pm)

Clean-up: 9pm – 9:30pm

 

Contact: Danette Poole at 

209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

 

Chamber Gala January 29th

6pm-10pm

Tracy Community Center

(950 East Street near E. 10th)

8 students for the event

 

Contact: Patricia Palma  patiapalma@gmail.com