TLC Charter Chatter – February 26th 2016

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

Feb. 26, 2016                                                                                             Vol. 27 No.27

Virginia’s  Voice

 

I recently read an article about ten ways to be successful as a first year college student, but some applies to all students.

Make school your number one job

Learn how to organize and manage your time

Do not study with computers, phones, and in places where others are talking etc.

Treat school like a job, put in 40 hours a week.

Set up a team of people who can help you if you start to do poorly

Adhere to all dates and deadlines

Attend classes regularly and do not arrive late

Stay focused on your goals and do not get distracted by friends.

Choose your friends carefully.  They should share your values

Work to grow academically and personally.

Practice these goals regularly for success. Practice makes you better.

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

PCS Spring and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures

Picture Day for PCS and 8th Grade only will be on April 8, 2016. Photo information will be sent home several weeks prior.

 

Next Holidays Spring Break

March 21 – April 3, 2016, returning to school Monday, April 4, 2016

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Feb. 29 – Mar. 4

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquito

Wed  – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs. – Chicken Quesadilla

Fri. – Grilled Cheese

 

 

 

T K

 

It’s that time of year again- Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner!  Look for information to be coming home next week to sign up for a conference time.

 

This week our TK scientists have been exploring force and motion.  They have done fun experiments with marbles, balloons, cars, bean bags, and a variety of balls.  They used forces to change the position of objects, they made hypotheses about their experiments, and observed and described the results.  We will continue experimenting next week!

 

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

Initial Phase has an important public safety announcement that we would like parents to take very seriously.

What a tough year with illness.  We have many students coming to school sick.  Our policy is FEVER AND SYMPTOM FREE FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE  RETURNING TO SCHOOL.  This DOES NOT mean fever free with Tylenol or Motrin.  If your student has a fever at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, he/she CANNOT come to school on Wednesday,  even if the fever has subsided, he/she CANNOT return until Thursday.

Parents are the only means we have to ensure that students DO NOT come to school sick.  Please be cautious BEFORE sending your student to school if they do not want to eat, have a constant cough, green or yellow discharge, or just don’t look good. This has been an ongoing issue.  PLEASE DO NOT MEDICATE AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL.

Currently, we have many students out with Strep Throat.  This is causing high fevers, upset stomachs, pain, and rash.  You know your child best.  Please use your best judgement to ensure the health and

safety of others.

 

Phase One

Phase 1 students had another amazing learning week! They learned some interesting facts about blue whales and were then able to write an informative letter about why a blue whale couldn’t possibly live in a pond!  In science, the students learned all about the different types of weather and the tools used to measure and predict the weather.  They even got to create a tornado in a bottle!  We are so proud of how many students are reaching their goals in AR.  Keep up the great work!  Parent teacher conferences will be coming up soon.  Please look for information that will be coming home soon.

Phase Two

Our students are becoming experts in all things government!!  Each class has been learning about the history of our government, how the government works, and what it takes to run a country like the United States.  Ask your phase two student to tell you all about it!

Attention 4th grade parents: Save the Date! “Welcome to Discovery Meeting,” Thursday March 10th from 5:30 – 6:30 in the gym..  More details to come!

Look for information from your child’s teachers about parent conferences.  Conference week will be March 14th-17th.

 

PCS students may wear their pajamas on Wed. Marcy 2 in honor of Dr. Suess’ National Reading Day

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP:  We are so excited about our field trip to Chabot Space and Science (Ms. Rodieck, Ms. Pelaez, and Mrs. Beckner’s classes 3/15/16 AND Mrs. Hawkins, Ms. Zaca, and Ms. T’s classes 3/16/16 **All boys basketball players will attend the fieldtrip on Tuesday because they have a game on Wednesday the 16th).  Donation for the bus fee and admission is $30.00 per student. If we are unable to collect enough donations, we will need to cancel the trip. Please donate if possible. Chaperones are needed. Please review the information and complete the appropriate paperwork to chaperone if you are interested. If you have questions email Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.

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WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. Students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington DC should attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10.  The meeting will explain everything about this very exciting and educational trip.

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TOP 5 Point Earners from each Tiger Den….CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

SIBERIAN: Mustafa Chaudhry 395, Austin Chen, 375, Olivia Barajas 360, Emma Escobar 315, Emily Barrios 310, and David Banderas 310.

SUMATRAN: Riley Vatran 410 (TOP POINT EARNER), Izabell Zepeda 360, Shakeeba Sajadi 310, Joseph Portocarrero

MALAYAN: Aldric Alvis 360, Isaiah Coleman 320, Allina Alcantar 270, Paul Coleman 265, Ashleigh Garcia 260, and Diana Aguilar 260.

BENGALS: Kai Schreiner 340, Caden Vela, 330, Nate Washington 325, Vernon Real 290, and Sydney Skaggs 285.

CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

SWO  – Students presented their college projects. Ask them how they did. They had a great week of presentations. Scrap books will be due March 4th for extra points!!

 

TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.

 

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was an exciting week!  The Dens are vying for their next big outing. This time around the Den with the most points over 36,000 will get to go to a Stockton Ports game in May. If no Den is able to reach this goal an alternate outing will be offered.

 

 

Washington D.C. 2017!!! Start planning NOW!!!   

 

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It’s time to start planning for next years DC trip. Students will visit the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum. What an opportunity to see our nations capital with classmates. It’s exciting to see how many students have already signed up for this great opportunity.

Sign up by 2/29/16 and save!! Check your envelope for details, or contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

8th grade parent meeting:

There will be an 8th grade parent meeting in Mrs. Sierra’s room, D12 Tuesday, March 1st at 5:15 to go over end of the year activities for the current class of 8th graders.

 

Science:

Working on stellar and galactic theory and classification of stars and galaxies.

 

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is moving along well.  We are now anaylzing other author’s nonfiction writing.  It is a skill needed for essays for SAT and PSAT.  We are just about finished with The Pearl and will be doing an exciting project after we are finished.  The students are learning about different genre’s of non fiction which is a significant part of advanced placement courses.  Finally I am enjoying debating the syntax of complex sentences when diagramming.  We have come a long way.

The SWO reseach paper has been a complex learning task.

 

Mrs. U’s Math Classes:

Intro: We are about to test on Unit 6, inequalities.

Algebra 1: We have been working on factoring special cases and trinomials.

Algebra 2: We are getting ready to take a midterm on Friday and we are in the middle of Unit 8.

Mrs. Dominguez’s Math classes:

Pre Algebra is beginning the unit 7 on inequalities

Algebra is working on unit 4 in our interactive notebooks

Geometry is unit 6 testing this week as well as studying and preparing for the Midterm on Friday.

 

Leadership:

Leadership is working on new vision to end the second trimester as well as what we want to see in the third trimester.

 

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace is so proud of her period 5 class for choosing to perform their African Dance at Unity on Friday:

 

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Africa is turning into a Fantastic Unit!!

 

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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All Schools

Joshua Madding’s Eagle Project

Buy A Backpack for A Local Foster Child $15

Supporting the Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency

Grade K-5 Backpacks include:

  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Subject Notebook
  • 2 Folders
  • 8ct Markers
  • 16ct Crayons
  • Gluesticks
  • Pencil Box
  • 100ct Index Cards

Grade 6-8 Backpacks include:

  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Subject Notebook
  • 1 ½ Inch Binder
  • 2 Folders
  • 12ct Colored Pencils
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 3 Black Pens
  • 1 Red Pen

Grade 9-12 Backpacks Include:

  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Subject Notebook
  • 1 ½ Notebook
  • 2 Folders
  • 12ct Colored Pencils
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 3 Black Pens
  • 1 Red Pen
  • 1 Scientific Calculator
  • 3 Highlighters

 

For more information on the Eagle project or donations please contact Josh (209)346-3891 or email Jomadding@tracylc.net

Thank you for your genuine generosity

 


 

Charter Chatter February 26, 2016

 

This week MHS had their spring midterms marking the end of the third quarter. We are now entering the final stretch of the traditional school year. Please be on the lookout for your student’s report card in the coming weeks. If you do not receive a report card by the end next week, please contact the main office to verify your mailing address.

 

Attention current sophomores and Juniors: Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of Medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers. Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice. This is a highly competitive free program. For more information please visit http://www.decisionmedicine.com/

 

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!

 

Congratulations to the following students on their college acceptances:

 

 Cal State East Bay – Megha Kalia

 

Financial Aid

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Make sure to complete your FAFSA or Dream Act Application by this time to be considered for all forms of financial Aid.

 

Upcoming Events:

TLC’s Got Talent Show:  Will be held at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm. The proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2016. Come support our student from all TLC schools in this great showcase of talent. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in the TLC front office, the Grand Theatre Box Office and online at www.atthegrand.org

 

Community Service

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

  1. April 4th to be considered for the Community Service Block Letter sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club of Tracy. For more details or to check on your progress towards your Block Letter please contact Ms. A in the Counseling Office.
  2. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  3. June 24th – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2015-2016 School Year

 

Organization When Where Duties
Tracy Animal Shelter volunteer orientation Saturday, February 27 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

 

Sunday are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and anytime between 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Tracy Animal Shelter (2375 Paradise Avenue, Tracy) needed to clean dog/cat cages, wash laundry and animal dishes, socialize with cats and dogs, assist with potential adopters, walk dogs, empty trash, practice basic dog obedience, restock necessary items, and general maintenance of the facility

 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old; volunteer hours Tuesday – Shelter is closed on Mondays.

Questions? Please call 209-831-6364

Tracy Little League Challenge League Saturday thru May   Help out 4 baseball team of students with special needs. Help coaches with practices and games

For more information please see

Ms. A or contact Keri Dowell

Keri_dowell@yahoo.com

Boy and Girls Club Basketball Challenge League March 3rd to May 12th

 

Games are Thursdays

5pm to 6pm except for spring break –no game.

 

753 west Lowell Ave at the club We are looking for 3 or 4 volunteers under 18 years old to assist our younger players ages 8 to 12.

 

We are looking for volunteers that are self-motivated and will be willing to share smiles and high fives.

 

We need volunteers who can arrive weekly and be consistent as the kids look forward to seeing them, this is a special time for our youth to shine.

 

Our league is made for our youth to have fun; we have been serving youth with disabilities for over 15 years. J

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 12th 4:00pm-9:00pm Tracy Elks Lodge

9100 11th St (West of Banta Road)

15 volunteers needed

Black Bottoms and White Collard top. Dinner will be provided for volunteers

Contact: Jane Williford

209-986-5290

williford@sbcglobal.net

Hospice Eggstraveganza Friday, March 11

evening – TBD

Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy) 5 volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs

Contact: Adela Calderon at

925-200-5339 or

adelacalderon3309@comcast.net

Hospice Eggstraveganza Saturday, March 12 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy)

 

15 volunteers needed to serve meals and tear down tables and chairs afterwards

Black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

Contact: Adela Calderon at 925-200-5339 or

adelacalderon3309@comcast.net

 

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TLC Charter Chatter – Feb 19th 2016

      Charter Chatter

                                     A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Feb. 19, 2016                                                                                                                                        No.26

Virginia’s Voice

Our wonderful Crab Feed Team led by Donna and Tom Baker raised $8,678.93. We are so fortunate to have such amazing volunteers and supportive families at this great school. Thank you!

 

From Donna Baker

Tracy Learning Center ROCKS!! We did it! Another successful Crab Feed. It is amazing how this event comes together each year.

However it is not possible without the help of so many hardworking people and the generosity of so many companies.

I know that the Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed is getting a reputation of “The Crab Feed to go to”. I know that we will continue to hold that title.

Without the endless hours of help from  Tiffany Alexander, Suzy Davis, Kara Ardenyi, Lisa Keogh, Karen Xuereb, Tracy Pelican, Tina Brown,

Cindy Alton, Lise Houser and Relda Franke, this event would not have come together.

Kudos and thanks to all of the teachers that participated in bartending, ticket sales and donating wine and desserts.

Mrs. Grant and Ms. Holmes you are my Rock Stars! Your leadership is crucial to a smooth running event.

All of the companies that stepped forward and donated such generous items we are grateful. Please see the attached list and support these companies.

So very proud of our Millennium students who served our guests with smiling faces and lovely manners. Our students also gave us a great show on the dance floor.

I am sure you can find it on Facebook.

 

It is a pleasure to be able to chair this event each year. Oodles of thanks to my one and only husband, Tom who works side by side with me starting in

October to put this event in motion. Tom takes on a zillion roles without complaint.

 

Looking forward to our future events.

Thank you companies Proofthank you2016 Proof

Thanks a bunch and oodles of hugs.

 

Donna A. Baker

Donna A. Baker CRS ABR SFR CDPE

(209) 832-1940 ~ (209) 832-8736 fax

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672 W. 11th Street Ste. 307

Tracy CA 95376

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Next Holidays Spring Break

March 21 – April 3, 2016, returning to school Monday, April 4, 2016

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Feb. 22 – 26

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Beef Oven Taco

Wed  – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. – Pigs in a Blanket

Fri. – Nachos

 

 

 

 

TK

This week in TK we began an exciting scientific adventure!  We are partnering with MHS and having guest teachers in our classroom.  The teaching staff and ours have been working together on curriculum and we prepared some special activities for the upcoming weeks.  This week as the students have begun learning about scientists, our special guest, Ms. Holmes, came in to share real scientific tools with the students.  She lead them in an engaging lesson which exposed them to beakers, scales, test tubes, microscopes, and safety equipment.  She also shared a dog skeleton, rock samples, and a variety of insect/animal specimens.  The grand finale-creating a potion-was a big hit with our little scientists!  Thank you MHS for working with us to instill the love of science in our students!

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Primary Charter

TLC in the morning (photo by George Hepner)

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Discovery Charter

 

TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.

 

 

CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP:  Your child should have shared information about the Chabot Space and Science field trip (Ms. Rodieck, Ms. Pelaez, and Mrs. Beckner’s classes 3/15/16 AND Mrs. Hawkins, Ms. Zaca, and Ms. T’s classes 3/16/16).  Donation for the bus fee and admission is $30.00 per student. If we are unable to collect enough donations, we will need to cancel the trip. Please donate if possible. Chaperones are needed. Please review the information and complete the appropriate paperwork to chaperone if you are interested. If you have questions email Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.

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Girls Basketball  – Our basketball girls beat George Kelly on Wednesday 20 to 26 and played Williams Middle School on Thursday.  They did not beat Williams, but they played as a team and never gave up!

 

CONGRATULATIONS Coach Easterday and Lady Tigers! We appreciate you hard work and dedication.

WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. Students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington DC should attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10.  The meeting will explain everything about this very exciting and educational trip.

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TOP 5 Point Earners from each Tiger Den….CONGRATULATIONS!!!

SIBERIAN Tigers                         SUMATRAN Tigers                     MALAYAN Tiger                     BENGAL Tigers

 

 

SIBERIAN: Austin Chen 445 (TOP POINTS FOR THE WEEK), Camden Hatch 395, Gwyneth Churchill 280, Emily Barrios 260, and Giovanna Chukwuma 255

SUMATRAN: Brandon Riveira 300, Joseph Portocarrero 275, Riley Vatran 250, Ellie Moffet 220, and Hanh Trosien 215

MALAYAN: Chilam Huynh 370, Alvis Aldric 300, Amrita Kaler 285, Ashleigh Garcia 275, and Kyle Carlos 245

BENGALS: Vernon Real 435 (top), Loren Pante 295, Bianca Vilaflor 285, Kai Schreiner 285, and Carrie Weiss 270.

CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

SWO  – Students received information on their new SWO project. LIFELONG LEARNER: College Research Project which was due Friday.  Students will present their SWO’s next week.  Ask your child what day they present.  Help them to prepare for their presentations.

 

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was an exciting week!  The Dens are vying for their next big outing. This time around the Den with the most points over 36,000 will get to go to a Stockton Ports game in May. If no Den is able to reach this goal an alternate outing will be offered.

 

 

Washington D.C. 2017!!! Start planning NOW!!!        

 

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It’s time to start planning for next years DC trip. Students will visit the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum. What an opportunity to see our nations capital with classmates. It’s exciting to see how many students have already signed up for this great opportunity.

Sign up by 2/29/16 and save!! Check your envelope for details, or contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

8th grade parent meeting:

There will be an 8th grade parent meeting in Mrs. Sierra’s room, D12 Tuesday, March 1st at 5:15 to go over end of the year activities for the current class of 8th graders.

 

 

English:

 

The English 78 class is completing the reading of The Pearl.  Diagramming is excellent and very advanced.  We are now working on different types of genres for non-fiction and are analyzing writing for pathos, logos, and ethos techniques.  This is at early stages and is not that good yet, but it will be.  Mrs. Stewart is very impressed with how well the students are learning in this class.

 

 

 

 

Dance/Performance;

 

The new Exploration class is well underway. We have very talented student choreographers hard at work putting together an awesome routine:

Moncure, Emmanuel, Josh, Isaac, and Miles, with Chad  (not pictured) handling sound:

 

 

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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

 

 

All Schools

 

 

Joshua Madding’s Eagle Project

Buy A Backpack for A Local Foster Child $15

Supporting the Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency
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Charter Chatter February 19, 2016

 

It is open enrollment month for TLC. We are currently in open enrollment for students that are entering transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and 9th grade. All applicants must apply for admissions during the month of February.

 

Attention current sophomores and Juniors: Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of Medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers. Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice. This is a highly competitive free program. For more information please visit http://www.decisionmedicine.com/

 

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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All UC freshman admission decisions will be released by March 31

 

Upcoming Events:

TLC’s Got Talent Show:  Will be held at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm. The proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2016. Come support our student from all TLC schools in this great showcase of talent. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in the TLC front office, the Grand Theatre Box Office and online at www.atthegrand.org

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Community Service

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

  1. April 4th to be considered for the Community Service Block Letter sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club of Tracy. For more details or to check on your progress towards your Block Letter please contact Ms. A in the Counseling Office.
  2. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  3. June 24th – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2015-2016 School Year

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Organization When Where Duties
Tracy Animal Shelter volunteer orientation  Saturday, February 27 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

 

Sunday are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and anytime between 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. 

Tracy Animal Shelter (2375 Paradise Avenue, Tracy) needed to clean dog/cat cages, wash laundry and animal dishes, socialize with cats and dogs, assist with potential adopters, walk dogs, empty trash, practice basic dog obedience, restock necessary items, and general maintenance of the facility

 

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old; volunteer hours Tuesday – Shelter is closed on Mondays.

Questions? Please call 209-831-6364

Hospice Eggstraveganza Friday, March 11 

evening – TBD

Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy) 5 volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs

Contact: Adela Calderon at 

925-200-5339 or 

adelacalderon3309@comcast.net

Hospice Eggstraveganza  Saturday, March 12 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy)

 

15 volunteers needed to serve meals and tear down tables and chairs afterwards

Black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

Contact: Adela Calderon at 925-200-5339 or 

adelacalderon3309@comcast.net

 

 

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TLC Charter Chatter Feb 12th 2016

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

Feb. 12, 2016                                                                                                                                   No.25

Virginia Stewart

 

Some of you have e-mailed or called about an article found in the paper regarding the potential of an initiative to close all charter schools in California.  The article quoted many facts that are not accurate.  It would take 300,000 registered voter signatures to put the initiative on the ballot and then the initiative would need to win in an election.  While I do not take that lightly, I do not think that it would be that easy to close charter schools. Charter schools exist in states across the nation.  They play a role in public education.  They are an alternative to the established public process.  While charters are not for everyone, they are appreciated and perhaps they serve as a model for others.  Charters have a success rate and according to their charters ( which are agreements with their sponsoring districts) they can only be closed if they are not performing economically or academically.

It is interesting but there is another piece of legislation moving along requesting that after charters have proven themselves over ten years that their renewal be lengthened from a five year span to a fifteen year span.  It seems the two are in direct contradiction to each other.

Of course, we should stay vigilant and always remember that it is a privilege to have charter schools as part of the public school system.  Nothing should ever be taken for granted.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Next Holidays

Feb. 15, 2016

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Feb. 15 – 19

Mon. –   Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed  – Beef Hot Dog

Thurs. – Chicken Nuggets

Fri. – Baked Potato Bar

 

 

 

T K

 

We are 100 days smarter!  TK has reached our 100th day of school today!  It has been exciting to explore the number 100 with our senses.  We compared and contrasted what different items totaling 100 looks like, feels like, and even tastes like as we ate 100 snacks today!  We also had our Valentine’s celebration in class today.  It was a special day celebrating our friends that we have known for 100 days!

 

Last week we had special visitors at the end of our studies about animals.  We met a hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, turtles, chicks, a rooster, snakes, and a lizard.  Students were so excited to see the animals they had been learning about up close in our classroom!

 

 

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Primary Charter

– Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase, students learned about the popular Folk Lore story of The Big Race.  Students learned about how the legendary race helped chose the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.  We discussed the story, wrote about the story, created our own monkey illustrations, and make paper lanterns in the traditional color red.  Remember, February 15th is a holiday and we WILL NOT have school.  Finally, remember that good readers become great readers through daily practice.  Encourage students to reread texts sent home, choose and read new books, and listen to a variety of text as often as possible.  Have a great weekend!

 

Phase One

What a beautiful learning week we had!  This week students received a reply from their pen pals.  They were very excited to hear from them.  We will continue to write letters next week and learn about different kinds of letter writing.  Science was also very exciting.  The students got to perform 2 different experiments as they were introduced to the Scientific Method.  As “scientists” they got form a hypothesis, make observations, and record data.  Next week we will explore the different states of matter.  Students are also adapting well to the “new” math fact timed testing. Great Job! Thank you for helping to make your student’s Valentine’s Day Party so much fun!  They enjoyed eating the treats and being able to pass out valentines to their friends.  Don’t forget Monday is a holiday.  Have a great weekend!

 

Phase Two

We began the week learning all about Chinese New Year and ended the week celebrating friendship! Thank you to PCS leadership, you did a great job selling candy grams!  Next Friday, all fourth grade students will take the DCS mathematics placement test.  By fourth grade, students should be fluent in addition, subtracting, multiplication and division facts.  Keep practicing and reviewing those facts.  Hard to believe fifth grade is right around the corner!  Have a happy holiday weekend, see you on Tuesday!

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.

Science Olympiad – Thank you Dr. Trosien and Mrs. Hatch for the lovely Science Olympiad t-shirts. Students have been working hard to prepare for their upcoming Science Olympiad competition.  Today, they were honored to receive matching t-shirts for their competition which will take place on April 2nd.  Students wore their t-shirts with pride today, and were complimented throughout the day. GO TEAM!

Ellie and Amrita show off the catapult during unity.

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WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. Students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington DC should attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10.  The meeting will explain everything about this very exciting and educational trip.

EXPLORATION – We started our new Exploration classes this week. Ask your child what they are working on now (band and Pentathlon students did not change).

SIBERIAN Tigers                             SUMATRAN Tigers                     MALAYAN Tiger                     BENGAL Tigers

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SIBERIAN: Austin Chen (205 points), Emily Barrios (195 points) Mustafa Chaudhry (195 points) Julian Jfouf (180 points) and Abby Curran (180 points)

SUMATRAN: Shakeeba Sajadi (180 points) Marianthe Tsirelas (140 points), Ellie Moffet (140 points) Liliana Zapien (135 points) Maci Suttle (135 points) Solomon Martin (135 points)

MALAYAN: Paul Coleman (205 points) Sukhmani Dhadiala (195 points) Elijah Galvez (180 points) Alvis Aldric (165 points) Chilam Huynh (160 points) and Jonathan Gaines (160 points)

BENGALS: Caden Vila TOP POINT EARNER  (255 points) Janida Williams (235 points) Kirstin Tyler (225 points) Montek Sethi (225 points) and Rayyan Saiyed (225 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.

 

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was an exciting week!  The Dens are vying for their next big outing. This time around the Den with the most points over 36,000 will get to go to a Stockton Ports game in May. If no Den is able to reach this goal an alternate outing will be offered.

 

Social Studies:

Students are well under way with their West African Empires Unit.

The focus is on the Empires of Ghana, Mali, Songhai, and Oyo. Everyone is learning lots of interesting things.

Washington D.C. 2017!!! Start planning NOW!!!        

 

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It’s time to start planning for next years DC trip. Students will visit the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum. What an opportunity to see our nations capital with classmates. The first parent informational meeting for current 6th and 7th grade students was held on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room D10.

The room was packed!

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class has completed the PSAT8/9 and are looking forward to seeing the results.  We are now on to beginning curriculum that matches some of the work done in AP English classes.  One such topic is genre’s of non fiction and being able to identify them in pieces of writing.  We are now exploring the genre of political cartoons.  The class is doing well since we remain up to date on my current event topics.  We maintain that good writing and reading improves when we are aware of world topics.

We are continuing our work in sentence syntax and are actually debating the syntax of words in complex sentences and diagramming.  Finally Mrs. Stewart is impressed with the projects the students submitted regarding summaries and analysis by theme of the Jungle Books.  She is grading that project now.  Meanwhile, the students have begun reading, The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

 

 

Leadership is sold tons of  Valentine’s Grams!! They were delivered on Friday.

 

Dance/Performance;

A new Exploration rotation began this week. Mrs. Wallace’s class is already into performing Dramatic Readings:

Moncure totally in character:

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Natasha putting lots of expression into her Dramatic Reading:

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Students have already chosen the music they want to dance to as well as begun choreography! This is going to be a really fun time!!

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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

 

Great Job ACADEC! Way to represent!!

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Tracy High wins Academic Decathlon

The Tracy High School team finished first overall in the San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon and advances to the state competition.

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:57 pm

By Denise Ellen Rizzo | 0 comments

Tracy High School took top honors at the 35th annual Academic Decathlon, rising above competitors from a dozen county high schools on Saturday.

The two-week competition began Jan. 30 with the speech, interview and essay contests at the San Joaquin County Office of Education before moving to Lathrop High School on Saturday for the art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science tests. The final phase of the competition was the public Super Quiz on the theme of India.

As the overall team winner, the Tracy High team was presented with the Dave Sorgent Winner’s Cup. Tracy High will represent the county at the state championship in Sacramento in March.

Second place was awarded to Middle College High of Lodi, followed by Manteca High in third.

In the Super Quiz, Tracy took command of the competition, tying for first with Manteca High School. Middle College High of Lodi placed second, and Millennium High School came in third.

Taking top individual honors with the highest overall combined score on the 10 tests was Hamza Raniwala of Tracy High School, who received the $1,000 Walter Rathhaus Award.

Raniwala also placed first overall in the honors division, followed by teammate Surya Nehra in second place. In the scholastic division, Tracy’s Ayman Baydoun and Joshua Blomgren placed first and third. Daniel Wirtley had the third highest individual score in the varsity division. They were recognized with medals, certificates and scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Divisions are based on GPA.

Millennium High had four students who won first place in their divisions — Dela Alocaste in essay, Amy Wise in speech and J.T. Amador and Joseph Gudino in interview — as well as numerous other individual medals.

The team from West High School took third place in the club division. Mountain House High School was named the most improved team. Kimball High School did not have a team competing this year.

 

All Schools

 

Attention All Talent Show Participants

Please remember to attend your scheduled rehearsal on Thursday, February 18th, 2016. If you have any questions please contact the MHS Counseling Department at 209-627-8299.

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For more information on the Eagle project or donations please contact Josh (209)346-3891 or email Jomadding@tracylc.net

Thank you for your genuine generosity

 


 

Charter Chatter February 12, 2016

 

It is open enrollment month for TLC. We are currently in open enrollment for students that are entering transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and 9th grade. All applicants must apply for admissions during the month of February.

 

Attention current sophomores and Juniors: Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Decision Medicine is a 2 week program that introduces students to the field of Medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to some of our regional hospitals, clinics and public health centers. Participants are challenged with real world decisions as they explore the many facets of a career as a physician. The program is limited to a small group of 24 participants each year for maximum impact. Throughout the program they will work in various team configurations, including a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local physician in their personal practice. This is a highly competitive free program. For more information please visit http://www.decisionmedicine.com/

 

Interact Club’s Purple Pinky Project – Let’s help our MHS Interact Club help eradicate Polio worldwide. Interact will be taking donations of $0.50 to help end Polio. Children who receive the polio vaccine have their pinky finger temporarily died purple to show they were vaccinated. This $0.50 donation will allow students to symbolically mark their pinky on a canvas representing the project and the child who will receive a vaccination.

 

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!

 

All UC freshman admission decisions will be released by March 31

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Upcoming Events:

TLC’s Got Talent Show:  Will be held at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts 6:30pm. The proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2016. Come support our student from all TLC schools in this great showcase of talent. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in the TLC front office, the Grand Theatre Box Office and online at www.atthegrand.org

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Community Service

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

  1. April 4th to be considered for the Community Service Block Letter sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club of Tracy. For more details or to check on your progress towards your Block Letter please contact Ms. A in the Counseling Office.
  2. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  3. June 24th – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2015-2016 School Year

 

Organization When Where Duties
Moose Sweetheart Dinner  Friday, February 12th (Valentine’s) 

5:30 p.m. – until ? (tentative DJ/dance afterwards)

 

Moose Lodge

(35 East 6th Street, Tracy)

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Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

 

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

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter – Feb 5th 2016

      Charter Chatter

                                    A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

 

Feb. 5, 2016                                                                                    Vol. 24 No.24

Virginia Stewart

 

This is National Counselor Week.  It is a great time to dedicate this Virginia Voice to praise our counselors.  We have two high school counselors who serve many different roles for us that go beyond what regular school counselors usually do.  I am very proud of the services they offer.  Just think and thank them for things they do here:

Coordinate community service opportunities and track hours

Find internship opportunities and coordinate internships for all seniors

Support students as they work to achieve scholarship information

and win scholarships

Work with me to meet with each high school student to review progress

Mentor students who are not doing well academically

Support students with 504 plans (regardless of the grade level)

Counsel students with social issues or concerns

Coordinate efforts for PSAT and SAT testing

Coordinate work done on the standardized tests we use for math

Plan and implement the Falcon Flight School for Freshmen

 

I could continue to list things the counselors do, but this list helps all of us realize how vital they are to the work done in our schools.  I am grateful for their support and help.  I am also grateful for their assistant, Stephanie Arganbright. We could not be as successful without them.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Next Holidays

Feb. 15, 2016

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Feb. 8 – 12

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Hamburger Steak and Gravy

Wed  – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs. – Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – Cheese Raviolis

 

 

 

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In Science we have been exploring the habitats of all the animals we learned about last week.  We have gone on a safari, swam through the layers of the ocean, swung on vines in the rainforest, and braved the cold of the arctic. We even made a book to document our ‘journey’.   Today we had special visitors come to our school.  We had a petting zoo in our classroom!  Ask your child what animals they got to see, learn about, and touch.

 

Primary Charter

In Initial phase this week, we are talking a lot about being a Positive Cooperator.  At this age, students are exploring how to exist in social situations.  We work hard to develop a community within our classroom that helps students learn how to work well with others, use their words, and personal awareness.  We have many systems in place to help students learn how to become a Positive Cooperator.  For instance, our Excellence Bowl system, recognizes students who demonstrate act of respect and kindness, our Gold Star is reserved for instances above and beyond common expectations, and one on one and class discussions help our students learn about this important character trait.  Encourage your students to be a Positive cooperator in all aspect of their day and you will see a child who truly shines!

 

Phase 1 students had a great time visiting the other classrooms and getting a chance to see each other’s businesses.  We saw some very creative work.  We could tell the students put a lot of thought and hard work into creating and designing their business.  Each class voted for their favorite one.  We also received our Pen Pal letters and got to read them during Writer’s Workshop.   Next week we will write back to our Pen Pals and answer some of their great questions.  Some students made predictions about whether the groundhog will see its shadow.  We were right!!  Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow….spring is coming early!  Many students are close to their AR Goals!  Keep up the great work!  Our new math fact testing went great.  Continue to practice those facts each night. Have a great weekend!

 

Phase 2 students are becoming experts on history and government!  We are reading and writing about American heroes and people who have made a difference in our country.  Some groups are even reading about and discussing the Civil War.  We are also learning about the constitution and presidents.  Our students love that the books we read in language arts are the same things we are learning about in social studies.  And we love seeing them get excited about it!

Future Falcon shirts now on sale in the office for $13!!!

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.

 

WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. Students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington DC should attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10.  The meeting will explain everything about this very exciting and educational trip.

The DCS Girls Basketball team is roaring down the court.  We have the most amazing, hard-working, dedicated, and supportive girls ever!!! 

 

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

 

 

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BENGALS: Loren Ponte TOP POINTS FOR THE WEEK WITH (310 points) Rayyan Saiyed (285 points) Montek Sethi (285 points) Vernon Real (235 points) and Bianca Vilaflor (230 points)

MALAYAN: Chilam Huynh (245 points) Aldric Alvis (230 points) Kyle Carlos (215 points) Ashleigh Garcia (210 points) and Michelle Engen (205 points)

SIBERIAN: Austin Chen (205 points), Emily Barrios (200 points) Mustafa Chaudhry (195 points) Julian Jfouf (185 points) and Abby Curran (180 points)

SUMATRAN: Shakeeba Sajadi (250 points) Hanh Trosien (245 points) Marianthe Tsirelas (205 points) Ellie Moffet (205 points) and Skyler Wubben (200 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.

 

 

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was an exciting week!  The Dens are vying for their next big outing. This time around the Den with the most points over 36,000 will get to go to a Stockton Ports game in May. If no Den is able to reach this goal an alternate outing will be offered.

 

Social Studies:

Students are well under way with their West African Empires Unit.

 

The focus is on the Empires of Ghana, Mali, Songhai, and Oyo. Everyone is learning lots of interesting things.

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James, Chris, Christian, and Ashneel working on research and Mask project

 

Eliza, Hannah, and Natasha busy being creative:

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Washington D.C. 2017!!! Start planning NOW!!!        

 

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It’s time to start planning for next years DC trip. Students will visit the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum. What an opportunity to see our nations capital with classmates. There will be a parent informational meeting for current 6th and 7th grade students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room D10. Hope to see you there!!

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English class has completed the PSAT8/9 and are looking forward to seeing the results.  We are now on to beginning curriculum that matches some of the work done in AP English classes.  One such topic is genre’s of non fiction and being able to identify them in pieces of writing.  We are now exploring the genre of political cartoons.  The class is doing well since we remain up to date on my current event topics.  We maintain that good writing and reading improves when we are aware of world topics.

We are continuing our work in sentence syntax and are actually debating the syntax of words in complex sentences and diagramming.  Finally Mrs. Stewart is impressed with the projects the students submitted regarding summaries and analysis by theme of the Jungle Books.  She is grading that project now.  Meanwhile, the students have begun reading, The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

 

Science:

Science is wrapping up electronics and will be dissecting old broken electronics next week…

 

 

Leadership is selling Valentine’s Grams Thursday, February 4 through Thursday, February 11th

$1 for candy hearts

$3 box of chocolates

$5 box of chocolates and a rose

 

 

Dance/Performance;

A new Exploration rotation began this week. Mrs. Wallace’s class is already into performing Dramatic Readings:

Moncure totally in character:

 

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Natasha putting lots of expression into her Dramatic Reading:

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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

 

 

 

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.  Parents of 10th grade students who are not able to attend the scheduled counseling review appointments will be mailed a copy of the learning plan for the 2016-2017 school year.  Make sure to check in with your student to find out what was discussed during the meeting.

 

It is open enrollment month for TLC. We are currently in open enrollment for students that are entering transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and 9th grade. All applicants must apply for admissions during the month of February.

 

The results from the PSAT have been returned to the students who participated in this test. Please visit the College Board website for additional information and resources. www.collegeboard.org  If you or your student has any questions regarding the test please contact the counseling department.

 

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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Upcoming Events:

TLC’s Got Talent Show:  Will be held at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts 6:30pm. The proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2016. Come support our student from all TLC schools in this great showcase of talent. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in the TLC front office, the Grand Theatre Box Office and online at www.atthegrand.org

 

Community Service

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

  1. April 4th to be considered for the Community Service Block Letter sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club of Tracy. For more details or to check on your progress towards your Block Letter please contact Ms. A in the Counseling Office.
  2. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  3. June 24th – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2015-2016 School Year

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

A delayed Charter Chatter for the week of Jan 25th 2016

Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Jan. 29, 2016                                                                                            No.23

Virginia’s Voice

 

Congratulations to our Discovery Charter, the charter was renewed by the sponsoring district, Tracy Unified for the next five years.  It is necessary for charters to rewrite the charter and to update it to current laws and submit it for renewal.  The two main reasons for renewal consideration are student performance, and fiscal soundness.  Discovery is very strong in both areas.

As we begin to make plans and goals for the new school year, please e-mail me if you have suggestions for improving our schools.  We write a document each year called the LCAP which identifies areas for student improvement before we develop the adopted budget for the new school year.  We would be happy to hear your suggestions for things we could add, or for things you feel we are doing well that we should continue to do.  My e-mail address is vstewart@tacylc.net.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Crab Feed Donations

We have not received 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.

 

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

 

 

 

Next Holidays

Feb. 15, 2016

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Feb. 4 – 8

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Taco Tuesday

Wed  – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs. Beef or Bean Tostada

Fri. – Chicken Quesadilla

 

 

 

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Primary Charter

 

Primary Parents:  Can you believe we are more than halfway done with the school year?!

Some classes are now running low on supplies and we would appreciate any and all classroom supplies you can donate (glue sticks, student store items, cleaning wipes, Kleenex, etc) Thank you to all of our wonderful classroom volunteers.  We appreciate the time you give!

 

This week in Initial Phase students have been exploring living and non living things.  We have taken nature walks, classified, explored on the internet, and even charted some items.  This week many students also became authors!  We brainstormed characters, settings, problems, and solutions and then they took off and write their own stories.  Each day individual students meet one on one with a teacher for a mini writing conference to ensure that students included all necessary parts of a story.  We are compiling a classroom library full of their amazing stories so everyone can enjoy their work.

A few reminders: label all clothing, send in healthy lunches, and always check the forecast and dress students accordingly.

 

Another great learning week in Phase 1! The students are having a great time planning, designing, and developing their very own business.  Selling products and services involves a lot of strategies!  Next week they are looking forward to presenting their businesses to the other phase 1 classes.  Phase 1 students also began writing their pen pal letters.  They learned a fun song to help them remember all the parts of a letter.  Ask them to sing it to you!  We have been keeping track of how many days we have been in school.  We do lots of math problems involving that number.  We identify place values, solve number puzzles, write it in expanded notation, compare numbers, and so much more.

 

Phase 2 students are continuing to work on their writing skills.  We are doing expository writing with research, narrative writing, poetry, and learning about different writing techniques like writing similes, hyperboles, and idioms.  We have some very creative writers!  Please make sure your child is always working on math facts!  We would love for all 3rd and 4th graders to know their multiplication and division facts fluently with speed and accuracy.  Quiz them and let them show off what they know!

 

Discovery Charter

 

TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.

 

Friday’s unity was filled with entertainment!!!  Our dance class performed this morning, they were sensational as they moved to the beats of their song.  Throughout the Exploration time, they have worked together to create the dance.  The dance is totally student driven, choreographed, and performed.  In addition to the dance, we were entertained by great singers Silvana, Greta, and Lisette.

Dancers from DCS Exploration dance…..        Singers sing….Lisette, Greta, and Silvanna

Matthew Kemper, a former student came to visit student students. He held a question and answer session

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

BENGALS: Loren Ponte (210 points) Matthew Men (210 points) Carrie Weiss (200 points) Carolina Loza (190 points) and Simrit Randhawa (170 points)

MALAYAN: Amrita Kaler (180 points) Chilam Huynh (180 points) Anikha Kemshetti (165 points) Crysuel Cunanan (160 points) Michelle Engen (155 points), Kyle Carlos (155 points), and Paul Coleman (145 points)

SIBERIAN: Austin Chen (235 points), Camden Hatch (235 points), Giovanna Chukwuma (215 points), Gwyneth Churchill (195 points), Mustafa Chaudhry (175 points), Elizabeth Flanagan (175 points)

SUMATRAN: Avneet Sidhu (140 points), Maci Suttle (145 points), Alorian Velasco (115 points), Emily Ng (115 points), Ellie Moffet (115 points), Karina Linarez (115 points), Silvana Vierra (115 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.

 

WE ARE IN NEED OF: Tissues, Clorox Wipes, and Paper Towels. All donations are appreciated!

 

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DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was a fast and exciting week! Mrs. U.S Sumatran Den won the first Den Reward with a trip to the Bowling Alley!

 

 

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Math:

The math classes are doing well. It is exciting to see students grasping these very important concepts. The classes took The Davis Test tis week.

 

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.

The focus is on the Empires of Ghana, Mali, Songhai, and Oyo. Everyone is learning lots of interesting things.

 

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.  The class took take 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.

 

 

 

Exploration:

 

Leadership

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

Snacks were served from 4-4:30

There was a Photo booth with photographer and a high school DJ

 

 

Dance/Performance

Mrs. Wallace’s performance class did a fantastic job performing the Disco classic, Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees for Unity on Friday.

 

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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!!!

 

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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.

 

 

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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/

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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).

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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.

 

An Important Message from TLC…

 

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The safety of our staff and students is extremely important to us at TLC.  We have received several inquiries about the police log posting in Tracy Press.  It talks about text messages that were being forwarded among students last week regarding violence at Millennium.  The police investigated the claim last week.  They visited the student’s house, spoke with the student and their parents.  Our executive director also met with the student and their parents.  The police felt it did not warrant any further action and that our campus was not in any danger.

 

While this has passed, we still have some students and parents with concerns.  We do not have any more information at this time and the Tracy Police Department are no longer investigating the text messages but we always encourage parents to contact our front office if you ever have any questions at  209 831 5240.