TLC Newsletter – March 18th 2016

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Virginia’s Voice

 

We wish you a great spring break.  Thank you to all of the Primary parents who attended conferences to learn about their student’s progress.

As an update to enrollment, we are happy to announce that 85% of our Discovery 8th graders will be staying here to attend Millennium High School.  The TK program has full enrollment and is accepting students for the waiting list.  The good news is that two children on the K waiting list actually were accepted.  Unfortunately, the K waiting list is very long.  Thirty students were accepted from the 4th grade waiting list for 5th grade next year.  We still have openings for 2, 3 and 4 year olds in our preschool program.

Recently a parent commented about our extra five weeks of school.  Her surprise was that she did not know that we are not compensated for the extra time.  We use the money allocated for the school year of 180 days to pay for the 205 day school year we offer our students.  It is amazing how far funds for schools can go when priorities are set.  We know that the extra days are a benefit to children that make a significant difference in their learning.

On another note, we recently reviewed our lunch program with our TC board.  They were surprised to find out that in addition to the money received for lunches, we serve over 200 children with free or reduced lunch prices.  This too, comes from our general fund since we do not have a significant number of children for the free lunch to qualify for federal funds.  The cost of the personnel for our Kitchen staff far exceeds the price we charge for lunches.  To offer our lunch and after and before school care program, we contribute approximately $250,000 of our general fund budget to support the program.  By the way, that is not unusual. Most districts have to help support their lunch program.  We believe ours is an excellent service and program for our students.

 

Thank you for your continued support of our schools.  We appreciate your loyalty and support.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

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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.

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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 Apr. 4 – 8

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Teriyaki and Rice

Wed  – Beef or Veggie Lasagna

Thurs. – Chicken Strips and fries

Fri. – BBQ Beef Hotdogs

 

 

TK

This week has been a busy week in TK!  We met with all of our amazing families and had successful parent teacher conferences.  The students are making great progress with the help and partnership we have been able to create with such supportive families.  Thank you for everything you do.

 

On Thursday there was Leprechaun on the loose in our classroom!  He was a mischievous little guy and played some tricks on us, but in the end we found his pot of gold.   On fun Friday we had an Egg hunt on our playground and celebrated the beginning of spring!  We hope you all have a wonderful spring break and we will see you on April 4!

 

 

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase parents and teachers had the opportunity to meet and discuss students’ academic growth, successes, and behaviors.  The P-6 teachers would like to thank our AMAZING parents for their partnership, collaboration, and communication with us this year.  It has been a wonderful year!  This partnership helps us build a strong academic and behavioral foundation for our students that will ensure they have the best academic career!  WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for all of the kind words, gratitude, and support.  Have a safe and well deserved break!

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What an exciting week Phase 1 students had!  Thank you to all the parents that donated eggs for our Easter egg hunt.  The kids had a great time!  We learned all about spring, enjoyed some special treats, and completed some amazing projects. Our classrooms also had visits from tricky little leprechauns. They certainly got into a lot of mischief and made plenty of messes!  Parent-Teacher conferences went very well.  Thank you for taking the time to meet with the teachers.  Please continue to communicate any questions or concerns.  Email is the best way to keep in contact, and remember to email all of your student’s classroom teachers.   Have a relaxing and safe spring break.  Please enjoy the time off but remember to keep reading daily and practice those math facts.  See you in 2 weeks when school resumes on Monday April 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

All phases two teachers would like to thank you for meeting with us this week. We truly appreciate the time you took to meet with your child’s teacher(s). Please follow up with the teachers of you have any other questions or concerns. Have a wonderful break! We look forward to an incredible trimester three. We are thankful for our extended school year- we still have a lot of learning and growing left to do!

 

Discovery Charter

HAVE A WONDERFUL and SAFE BREAK: The DCS staff along with our entire Tracy Learning Center staff wishes all of our TLC families a safe and relaxing break.  Take time to enjoy your families.  We will miss teaching them and we look forward to having everyone back to school on Monday, April 4th.  (If by chance your child becomes bored on break….ask them to read. Reading will bring magic, wonderment, and enjoyment to their precious brains).

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  We are on break – but we never stop educating!!!! We are excited to compete in 2016’s Science Olympiad on April 2nd at McNair High School in Stockton. Thank you to the many INCREDIBLE PARENTS who have coached and supported our Science Olympiad students.  Thank you to our DEDICATED STAFF members who spend countless hours helping students, and thank you to all those who have supported and assisted in any way!  Join us in wishing MS. PELAEZ and her AMAZING STUDENTS GOOD LUCK!!! If you have time, please support our students on April 2nd at McNair High School.  We hope to have an MHS/DHSP camera crew filming some of the moments – we will in turn, share those with you. You may email Ms. Pelaez with questions: lpelaez@tracylc.net.

 

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CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: The fieldtrip was fantastic! Students took classes, watched a Planetarium show, and had time to visit many of the amazing science stations and exhibits throughout Chabot.  Thank you to all the parents who donated toward the fieldtrip, and an extra big “shout-out” of thanks to our dedicated chaperones – without you the trip would not have happened.   Seeing the pictures below, we know the students had a fabulous time.

 

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.\

 

 

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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.

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

   

AMAZINGLY DISTINGUISED TOP 5 Point Earners from each Tiger Den are………

Siberian: Austin Chen 515, Mustafa Chaudhry 415, Michelle Bai 425, Camden Hatch 390, and Gwyneth Churchill 365. Sumatran: Avneet Sidhu 535, Pierce Real 525, Hanh Trosien 460, Emily Ng 450, and Ellie Moffet 440.

Maylan: Amrita Kaler 575, Itzel Heredia 560, Hailee Kappeler 470, Ashleigh Garcia 455, and Aldric Alvis 455.

Bengal: Vernon Real 465, Matthew Men 460, Rayyan Saiyed 460, Billal Razaqi 430, and Carolina Loza 430.

 

        

CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

 

 

 

                      DHSP Charter Chatter:

DHSP Charter Chatter:

English:

There will be changes in the LA department after spring break. Both Ms. Saldana and Ms. Sierra are leaving.  We are fortunate to have excellent replacements for both positions.  Ms. Langston, a former graduate of Millennium, and Ms. Ramirez, the best substitute we have in 7/8 will be taking their places.  Mrs. Stewart will continue to teach the advanced English 78.

Your students will be in good hands and the transition should be a great one..

 

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s Social Studies classes have started their Unit of Japan. What a facinating civilization! Our main emphisis is on the Tokugawa Shogunate, the last feudal Japanese military government which existed between 1603 – 1867.

 

Dance/Drama

The dance class performed for both 7/8 and 5/6 this week. They did a fantastic job!

 

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Academic Competitions is pushing full steam ahead. Mrs. Wallace could not be happier with the dedication this class is showing to academic excellence!! We are looking forward to the Pentathlon on May 7th. Teams will be announced the week of April4th.

 

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

         

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

We will be having a second parent meeting in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10, on Thursday, April 7th at 5:15 pm.      

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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.

Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

 

MHS

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Charter Chatter March 18, 2016

 

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

The counselors will be hosting a College Early Start meeting Monday, March 16th during lunch in room M-1. Any students interested in taking a class at Delta during the summer or Fall needs to attend this meeting. Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.

 

 

NYU Precollege Summer Program for High School Students

With NYU Precollege, rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need. Precollege hosts social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them. Experience life in New York. Apply for scholarships by April 1 at NYU.EDU/PRECOLLEGE This summer program runs from July 5-August 16, 2016.

 

Experience America 2016 Summer Programs

We are proud to offer exciting and fresh summer camps in three different cities. We will be offering the Game Experience and Entrepreneurship programs in Seattle, Washington at the University of Washington. The Fashion Design program where students will attend class at FIDM and stay at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Lastly, we will be taking an adventurous group of students to Tokyo and Nagoya on the Experience Japan program.

 

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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College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the MHS Counseling website and select the Scholarships page at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

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!

 

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 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 yearsJ

  Saturday, March 19 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (TENTATIVE) Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy…2 blocks into residential area by McDonald Park, intersection of 1st and Central) 4 volunteers needed to set-up, serve food, and tear down tables and chairs for the officer installation dance.

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

 

Moose Children’s Easter Party Sunday, March 20 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

 Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility

 

8 volunteers needed to help decorate, set-up, clean-up, and assist children with various activities, such as face painting, egg hunting, crafts, and games. May need someone to dress up as the Easter Bunny, too!

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

 

Tracy First Presbyterian Church Community Garden Spring Cleanup Work Party Saturday, March 26  9:00 a.m. – 12:00pm Community Garden (corner of Mt. Diablo and 3rd Street, Tracy – just off MacArthur)

 

6+ Volunteers needed for weeding, litter cleanup, charity plot planting, trimming and help roto-tilling. Water is available; bring gardening gloves (spare pairs of gloves will be available, too!) ….walk-ins are welcome!

Contact: Roger Winkler at 209-833-0937 or tishwink@live.com    

 

Easter Sunday – Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) – Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 27, 2016  Tracy Community Center

(950 East Street near E. 10th)

Time: Set-up: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

(Saturday night before Easter Sunday)

 Event time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

(will need volunteers between 7 – 7:30 a.m.)

Clean-up: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 Volunteers: 12 minimum

 Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

Presbyterian Church Community Garden Spring Cleanup Work Party  Saturday, March or April TBA – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Community Garden (corner of Mt. Diablo and Third Street, Tracy – just off MacArthur) Volunteers needed to pull weeds, rototill, and assist with general cleanup. Water is available; bring gardening gloves (spare pairs of gloves will be available, too!)

Contact: Roger Winkler at 209-833-0937 or tishwink@live.com

 

Miss/Mr. Inspirational American Special Needs Pageant – American Legion Post 172, sponsor  Saturday, April 2 American Legion Post 172, sponsor – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

American Legion Hall (1960 Tracy Blvd., across from Carl’s Jr.) 5 Volunteers needed to set up chairs, clean up, and tear-down chairs

This event honors both our Veterans and Special Needs children; DJ, entertainment, and dignitaries will be present.

 

Contact: Anne Marie Fuller at pageantdirector@juno.com ; when emailing, please provide a contact phone number.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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TLC Charter Chatter – March 11th 2016

      Charter Chatter

                                                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

 

March 11, 2016                                                                                                                                                  No.29

Virginia’s Voice

 

We will soon be approaching Spring break.  I believe most students enjoy the two week break in the spring.  We find that the second trimester is the longest with all of the holiday breaks.  It went from November to March!  Then it will be on to the final push for the end of the year.

The one thing I have always liked about our charter schools is that I never feel we rush to finish.  After the high school completes its 180 day traditional calendar, they experience a wonderful opportunity called FAST TRACK in which students are allowed to make up a course or advance to get ahead.  Some are given the chance to take college courses.

The rest of our schools, Primary and Discovery continue on for an additional 5 weeks of instruction.  We believe this gives us a chance to help student truly master the concepts and skills we have presented over the course of the year.  It gives us time to really finish out the year.  We do not feel rushed or frustrated that we do not have enough time.

Then, the month long break between years is another bonus.  Students come back refreshed but they have not forgotten what they have learned and the transition into the new year does not require a month of review.

While some may grumble about the longer day and the longer year, we believe it is the greatest gift we can give our students.

 

Misc. Announcements

MHS Yard Sale

The Senior class is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Senior gift.  If you have any items you would like to donate to help raise money, please let me know and I can send a kid down to pick up your items.

 

Thanks so much for your support!

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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.

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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 March 14 -18

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquito

Wed  – Beef Hamburger

Thurs. – Beef or Bean Burrito

Fri. – Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

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A major component of the Transitional Kindergarten program is to help students grow socially and emotionally.  Our students are learning how to be good friends, to use good manners, to be respectful and listen to adults other than family members, how to regulate their emotions, and how to be patient.

 

These skills not only help them grow as individuals, but also paves the way for students to be successful students.  TK students have been earning SWOs all year and will be ready to exhibit these positive character traits as they enter Primary in the fall.  We are so excited to see how much the students have grown so far this year and cannot wait to discuss this progress with you at our parent teacher conferences.  Please notify the teachers as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend.

 

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

In Initial Phase students have been busy reviewing!  We have had a lot of fun with rhyming, past sight words, rereading past books, building with flat shapes to make 3D shapes, and writing.  Spiraling back on past concepts is a great way to really show off what we know.  As the rainy weather continues, please dress students accordingly.  Rain boots, rain jackets, and long pants are a great way to ensure that your student stays dry.  Next week is conferences.  If you have misplaced your date and time, email the teachers.  Have a great weekend.

 

Phase One

Phase 1 students had another week full of learning and reviewing.  In Science they learned about personification and what it means for March to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.  Students learned about spring, made spring crafts, and explored more about weather.  In Writer’s Workshop they finished their final draft of persuasive writing.  What amazing writers we have!  Many students reached their AR goal and celebrated with fun prizes and activities. Congratulations! Keep reading…Better readers make better writers. Other students took part in a vocabulary challenge and spelling bee.  Congratulations to the winners.  We are looking forward to Parent-Teacher Conferences next week.  Please email your student’s teacher if you will not be able to keep your assigned time.  Have a great weekend.

 

Phase Two

The teachers are very eager to meet with you next week to discuss the progress your child has made this trimester.  We have had many great learning days since November and are very proud of how much our Phase Two students have grown!  If you cannot attend your scheduled conference, please contact your child’s teachers ASAP.

Yesterday’s “Into to DCS” meeting was very informative. Our 4th grade students are getting very excited about making the transition from Primary to Discovery.  They are especially excited about science camp and switching classrooms!  If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss them next week at your parent conference.

 

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.

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THANK YOU 4th GRADE PARENTS!!!! Thank you 4th grade parents for the great turn-out to 4th Grade Parent Night.  It was a pleasure presenting Discovery and our “Wrap Around” Philosophy to you.  Student’s spent time practicing talent and speeches (as shown below). They were thrilled to share their knowledge and Tracy Learning Center experiences with you.

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CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: Do not forget about our fieldtrip: Ms. Rodieck, Ms. Pelaez, and Mrs. Beckner’s classes 3/15/16 (along with the boy’s basketball team) 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).  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.

 

 

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

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CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

 

 

 

 

DHSP

 

                      DHSP Charter Chatter:

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is wrapping up a long second trimester with the final phase of our SWO project. Students did three drafts of their research paper, they then prepared an oral presentation of their findings.  She is very proud of the work the students have done and the presentations are quite good.  The class will do one more research paper next trimester.  The students have finished reading The Pearl and are preparing for a video project related to that novel.

Mrs. Dominguez’s Math classes:

In Geometry, we have been diving into proportions and ratios, which can all be related to real life problems. It has been fun trying to find the wingspan of an airplane or the actual distance between two cities on a map.

 

In Algebra 1, we are constantly graphing lines all through a variety of activities in our interactive notebooks. Students have been able to “Kill Zombies” and distinguish different methods for graphing equations. It has been a bit messy and sticky, but the interactive notebooks have proved to be fun, but is also enhancing the learning of our kinesthetic and visual learners.

 

Leadership is currently taking on a job of helping one of our MHS students with their Falcon Project. We as a class are collecting all of the campus recycling to turn in to help this students raise money for building foster kids backpacks. $15 fills a backpack for these children that often do not have much. If you would like to help support this cause you can email Mrs. Dominguez for more information.

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes did a fantastic job with their Africa Exhibits. She could not be more proud!!!

 

 

 

 

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

         

 

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

We will be having a second parent meeting in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10, on Thursday, April 7th at 5:15 pm.      

 

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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.

Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

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 March 4, 2016

 

College Early Start Program – Summer and Fall Enrollment for Delta

The counselors will be hosting a College Early Start meeting Monday, March 16th during lunch in room M-1. Any students interested in taking a class at Delta during the summer or Fall needs to attend this meeting. Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Summer or Fall 2015 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at http://tracylc.net/college-early-start.html Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.

 

 

NYU Precollege Summer Program for High School Students

With NYU Precollege, rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need. Precollege hosts social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them. Experience life in New York. Apply for scholarships by April 1 at NYU.EDU/PRECOLLEGE This summer program runs from July 5-August 16, 2016.

 

 

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

 

Juniors

There is a free SAT practice test at the Tracy Branch Library on Saturday, March 12th at 8:30am.  Call to sign up, space is limited!  Please note that this is not the PSAT.

 

College Info

College bound seniors:  The priority deadline to apply for financial has passed. If you have no completed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application you are still eligible for federal financial Aid. Submit your application electronically as soon as possible.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are many local scholarships available at this time for our college bound seniors. Visit the MHS Counseling website and select the Scholarships page at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/scholarships.html for detailed information on where to obtain an application and how to apply for various scholarships.

 

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:

 

 CSU Fullerton – Gianna Oliveri

 

 UC Merced – Sim Bhatia

Sheila Ho

Cynthia Hurtado

Priyana Patel

Jeremiah Tower

Leanne Velasco

 

 Cal State East Bay – Gianna Oliveri

 

 

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 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 yearsJ

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 Newsletter for the week ofFeb 29th 2016

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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March 4, 2016                                                                                       No.28

Virginia’s Voice

 

Virginia’s Voice

We are very pleased with the work Mrs. Beringer did this last month, processing applications for enrollment.  February is a very busy month.  I would like to let you know the results of our February enrollment.

We have openings remaining in the Pre-School for August.  This program is for students ages 2.5 to 4.

We received 178 applications for Kindergarten.  Unfortunately we can only take 66 students.  Since Transitional Kindergarten is now part of the Primary program, they have first priority for Kindergarten.  There are 33 of these students.  Siblings are next in priority and we had 33.  That unfortunately filled Kindergarten.  We did have a public lottery for the first 25 spots on the waiting list.  We are so sorry we cannot take more children.  We are limited by the space we have available and the charter we have with the Tracy Unified District.  We are not allowed to expand.  There are 112 on the Kindergarten waiting list.

Transitonal Kindergarten received 23 applications.  All were accepted for enrollment and there are 10 openings left.

140 letters were sent confirming enrollment into the high school for our Freshmen class. If all accept and take the placement test, we will begin a waiting list for Millennium.

30 students were called from the waiting list to enter fifth grade next year.  Many have been on the waiting list for four years and were excited to be called.  (This occurred because we have thirty more spaces in fifth grade then we do in fourth.)

Please know, we appreciate all of your interest in our schools and the wonderful things many of you share about your schools with your friends.  Word of mouth from our families is our best advertisement.

 

Misc. Announcements

MHS Yard Sale

The Senior class is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Senior gift.  If you have any items you would like to donate to help raise money, please let me know and I can send a kid down to pick up your items.

 

Thanks so much for your support!

 

 

 

Primary charter is currently planning our 2nd annual Jog-a-thon. Last year was a huge success and our students continue to wear their shirts with pride. If you are interested in sponsoring our event or would like more information about sponsoring please email Coach KV at kvigil@tracylc.net. We thank you in advance!!!

 

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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.

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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 March 7 -11

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquito

Wed  – Beef Hot Dog or Chili Dog

Thurs. – Beef or Bean Nachos

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti

 

 

 

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Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner!  Please turn in your conference sheets as soon as possible.  We are looking forward to sitting down with you and discussing your child’s progress!
Science was exciting this week as we continued our partnership with MHS and their super scientists!  Our TK students loved exploring density, learning about oxygen, and seeing the results of common objects placed into liquid nitrogen.
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Primary Charter

Initial Phase

This week was filled with so much rhyming fun!  Dr. Seuss’ birthday was packed with writing, reading, rhyming, and identifying rhyming words.  Students enjoyed reading with a buddy in the sunshine and have asked to do it again!
Our new SWO this month is Proud Individual.  As you are reading, practicing sight words and spelling words, and practicing math facts talk to your student about the importance of trying their best, producing neat work, and pride with their finished product.
We practice this everyday in P-6 and with your collaboration at home, we are sure to produce many proud individuals!

Phase One

Phase 1 students had a lot of fun in Science learning more about weather and the water cycle.  They learned about why there are different seasons and even that clouds have different names.  In Writer’s Workshop, students are using their creative skills to write persuasive letters.  We are learning there are lots of reasons to have a pet!  We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by doing some fun activities. We got to read books with reading buddies from a different classroom. We have fun in our pajamas talking about the different books and about lessons that we learned.  We agree that Dr. Seuss was an excellent author. Parent –Teacher conferences will be coming up soon.  Please check your student’s folder for your appointment times.  Have a great weekend.

 

Phase Two

Last Friday, Mrs. Doss’ language arts groups put on a mini wax-museum. They did a wonderful job dressing up and role playing various heroes from the past, such as Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Sandra Day O’Connor, Rosa Parks, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, and John Muir.  We applaud their effort, they worked hard and it paid off–we all learned a lot about each hero!

 

 

 

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.

 

THANK YOU MR. SETHI and SCIENCE OLYMPIAD STUDENTS!!!! Students launched rockets during unity on Tuesday.  They were so excited to see the rockets launch.  Thank you Mr. Sethi and Science Olympiad students for performing excellent science in front of our very eyes.

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CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: Do not forget about our fieldtrip: Ms. Rodieck, Ms. Pelaez, and Mrs. Beckner’s classes 3/15/16 (along with the boy’s basketball team) 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).  If you have questions email Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.

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A treat from DHSP.  On Wednesday, dancers from DHSP entertained students during unity with their performance of an African Cultural dance. It was amazing. We were then invited to attend a presentation of “Africa at DHSP” on Wednesday and Friday. Colorful boards, great presentations, and an entertaining dance troupe amazed DCS students.  6th graders are very excited about what they saw and are excited to join DHSP next year as 7th graders.

 

 

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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!!!

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SIBERIAN: Austin Chen 445, Giovanni Amezquita 355, Mustafa Chaudhry 305, Camden Hatch 260, Emily Barrios 250, Lisette Ceja 250

SUMATRAN: Marianthe Tsirelas 305, Shakeeba Sajadi 295, Izabell Zepeda 265, Avneet Sidhu 260, and Emily Ng 255

MALAYAN: Ashleigh Garcia 350, Chilam Huynh 340, Aryam Asmellash 295, Diana Aguilar 285, Amrita Kaler 275

BENGALS: Billal Razaqi 515, Vernon Real 440, Bianca Villaflor 360, Carolina Loza 280, and Matthew Men 275

CONGRATULATIONS TO A FANTASTIC WEEK!!!

 

 

 

 

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. Right now Malayan Den is in the lead with 36,235 points.

 

 

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:

This past week was all about 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 non fiction 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 research 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 had a wonderful performance this morning by Eva and Emma S.

 

 

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Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace is so proud of her Social Studies classes as they prepare for the culminating event of their Africa 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

 

Yard Sale

The Senior class is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Senior gift.  If you have any items you would like to donate to help raise money, please let me know and I can send a kid down to pick up your items.

 

Thanks so much for your support!

 

All Schools

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Charter Chatter March 4, 2016

 

Progress reports were mailed out this week. Please be on the lookout for your child grades. If you do not receive them please check with the front office to make sure you current and correct address are on file.

 

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 Poly Pomona – Cynthia Hurtado

 

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

 

Juniors

There is a free SAT practice test at the Tracy Branch Library on Saturday, March 12th at 8:30am.  Call to sign up, space is limited!  Please note that this is not the PSAT.

 

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 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 yearsJ

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