TLC Charter Chatter

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                                              A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

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May 27, 2016                                                                                        No.38

Virginia Stewart

 

 

As we focus on finishing the school year for our K-8th grade students, I want to share a few thoughts.

Much research has gone into realizing that a long time off in the summer is detrimental to learning.

I am grateful we have a shorter summer. I know that it has improved learning.  I also know it is hard for our students to feel good about being here when others are out of school…..BUT I know how easily bored the students get once they are out of school.  It is important that we keep our students engaged in learning for the month of June.  Our teachers are prepared to teach and they expect students to continue to focus and learn.

 

Research has also concluded that how students do in middle school has a great deal to do with how well students do in high school. 

It is important that students have good study and homework habits.  Missing assignments is the number one way students fail a class.  Good homework habits are essential for success.

 

Research indicates that the more students are involved in activities at school the more connected they are to teachers and school itself.

Student need to realize school is academic and social.  There are activities they can be a part of that help bond them to teachers and each other.  Encourage your students to be involved in spirit days, special events and do not let the spirit die in 7th or 8th grade.  Those students often act like it is not cool t be spirited… but it is.

 

Research indicates that taking advantage of educational opportunities is a great way to get ahead and to learn more.

Students should be involved in spelling Bees, pentathlons, math contests, science Olympiad and other such events that give them a chance to compete with other schools and to see how they do against outside competition.  Community service is another great way to apply skills.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 


Craft Fair

 

 June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the school gymnasium from 2:30 to 4:30.  All items are available for purchase with all the money raised going back to support our school.  Stop on by and see what our talented high school students have made this year!

 

Peter Pan DVD’s 

 

Peter Pan DVD’s will be available for purchase for $25.00 each.  They will be on sale through the front office or by contacting Mr. Snyder directly via email atssnyder@tracylc.net.

 

 

Upcoming State Testing

 

We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.

 

PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th

 

Summer Camps

 

There was an error in our Summer Camp Flyer about the Soccer Week schedule   and costs.

Soccer Summer Camp begins on Tues May 30-Fri. June 3rd and the corrected cost is $80. not  $100 as previously specified.

 

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 24, 2016

 

Dismissal times will be:

Please note these very important dismissal times.

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

 

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic

 

 

Social Media Postings

Recently we have been informed by both students and parents of mean and insulting social media posts on sites like KIK, Snap Chat and Facebook and personal texts. Students have come to the office crying and have asked the administration to intervene. The office has spent a lot of time investigating and calling in students asking them to stop. The majority of students spoken to have denied any involvement. We also find many of this insults go back and forth between “clicks” or groups of friends and is rarely one sided. Answering these insults back only fuels this situation.

 

On Friday,  an announcement was made  to all of our 7th/8th Grade students telling them they must report to their parents about any posting or cyber bullying so that their parents can inform the Police Department if they feel this is necessary. We also encourage all parents to supervise their child’s internet use and have all social sites password to protect their children. Although we are very sad this is happening it can no longer be a school issue. Please talk to your children openly and discourage them from using these social sites.

 

Crayola Fund Raiser
Crayola is having a wonderful fund  raiser and we are asking parents to log on and send in any used markers. Shipping will be paid for.
http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 30- June 3

Mon. –   Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs – Beef or Veg Lasagna

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

T K

 

This week in science has been filled with energy! Our little scientists have been learning all about heat, light, and sound energy. We also learned fun facts about the sun, did experiments with light and shade, used friction to create heat energy, and did a crayon experiment. TK students love forming hypotheses and observing data and results. They extended science on their own and had fun applying their new energy knowledge while playing outside at recess!

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

Do not forget, Thursday, June 2, 2016 is our field trip to Stockton Children’s museum.  If you have not sent in your donation, please send it in as soon as possible.

This field trip is a culminating activity that allows students to explore many different aspects of the community helpers and community buildings we have been studying. We are excited and cannot wait!

 

Phase One

What another fabulous learning week for phase 1!  The end of the school year is coming quickly, but phase 1 students are still hard at work.  In science we learned more about gravity and simple machines.  Next week we will be starting our in-class Trimester 3 project.  The students will be working to build a game that includes force, motion, friction, simple machines, and gravity.  We are looking forward to seeing their creativity!  In Writer’s Workshop students are continuing their work on their informative writing.  We can’t wait to read the finished products.  Continue to read and practice those math facts.  There are many activities coming up soon.  Please check your student’s folder for more information.  Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!

Phase Two

Congratulations to all Phase Two students!! Testing is over and all of you did an amazing job of staying focused and trying your best.  We hope you enjoyed your well-deserved ice cream treat.  Now, we anxiously await the results!

If you checked out books from the local library during a school visit, please remember to return them or renew them on your own.  The librarians were very complementary to all three classes about how respectful our students were after each visit.  Great job representing Primary Charter School!!!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

6th grade breakfast….6th grade students were asked to invite their parents to Discovery’s first annual 6th Grade Promotion Breakfast. We are incredibly proud of our students. We will celebrate their hard work and dedication along with their promotion into DHSP.  RSVP’s were due last week, however we are extending the invitation.  Parents/guardians may RSVP through Tuesday 5/24 by emailing Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.  The cost for the breakfast for parents (up to 2 parents/guardians per student) is $5.00 each, students are not charged.

When: Wednesday, June 1th

TIME: 9:00 to 10:00

WHERE: GYM

                                  

DENS HAVE BEEN DOING WELL…..totals to date are below:

Bengal Malayan Siberian Sumatran
47671 42915 43275 35745
-135 -60 -170 -185
47536 42855 43105 35560
1 3 2 4
Nate Washington 2290 Aldric Alvis 2065 Michael Clark 1525 Liliana Zapien 3415
Carolina Loza 1530 Diana Aguilar 1960 Olivia Barajas 1285 Avneet Sidhu 2395
Sebastian Oseguera 1465 Amrita Kaler 1735 Julian Jfouf 1250 Juliana Sanchez 1340
Billal Razaqi 1435 Cali Catanon 1670 Renee Jimenez 1235 Nico Sousa 1320
Edumundo Mena 1415 Isabella Desena 1505 Jack Borgan 1230 Summer Simmons 1170
       
309926 292102 308708 260672
1 3 2 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the parents who attended the Science Camp meeting and/or Band meeting – we hope you gained insight into our exciting programs.  If you have questions about Science Camp please email Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net for band please email Mr. Zepeda at rzepeda@tracylc.net.

 

                        

 

 

Students have been enjoying the great weather outside.  It is nice to watch students hang out, talk, and enjoy their recess time after lunch.  Ask your child how they spend their time after lunch….our field is filled with football, soccer, baseball, catch, running, playing, talking, and laughter.

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

June 1 – 6th grade appreciation breakfast – ask your child about this fabulous event

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 16th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 17th – Celebration of students (more information to come)

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come **DCS students will be released at 11:30.

 

 

 

DHSP

 

                     

              

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 has completed round one of famous speeches.  They were great, we learned so much from the speeches that were delivered and actually got a great sense of history.

We are now reading Othello as a mature audience and are getting interested in the plot. Acts are being played out in class after they are read.

We are doing the final review of the 420 vocabulary words we have mastered this year.

 

SWO: The last SWO of the year is under way. It is Self-Directed Learner. The students are writing or updating a business letter and resume. Final copies are due June 10, 2016

 

Academics class has already begun to learn about WWII, which is next year’s topic for Pentathlon.

 

With only four weeks of school left there is much to accomplish and teach in every class. This time of year can be difficult for many students who may feel the year is over. Appropriate behavior is expected at all times.  We appreciate your help with maintaining high standards.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………

 

We already have over 35 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for any questions or concerns.

 

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.netMrs. Ramirez at arameriz@tracylc.net, Ms. Langston at alangston@tracylc.net,  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

 

                     

MHS

 
We had a great Senior Class of 2016 Graduation ceremony last Saturday! Congratulations to our graduates and their families for joining us on such an important day filled with stories, memories, and accomplishments that we will forever cherish! If you would like to view pictures from the ceremony, please visit:

http://www.thephotographicartstudio.com/store/events

 

 

Charter Chatter: May 27, 2016

 

Counseling/Guidance Department News:

 

REPORT CARDS AND SCHEDULE FOR NEXT YEAR: Report cards were mailed out this week…please be on the look out for them. Schedules for next year will be available in a couple weeks once students return the enclosed “Emergency contact forms”.  Make sure to read the enclosed notice with the report cards.  Emergency Forms will be accepted starting after June 20th.  Please do not return forms any earlier than that date.  Students must return their emergency forms in order to pick up their schedule for next year…Thank you!

 

Fast Track Reminders:

Semester Dates:

1st Semester – May 20th – June 8th

2nd Semester – June 8th – June 24th

Please remember that a main benefit of Fast Track is to either get ahead with 10 credits or to make up credits in a five week period. Since we are able to offer this opportunity to our students, attendance is highly important.  We ask for your support in our attendance policy and hope that you encourage punctual and timely attendance for all the days of Fast Track. Thank you!

 

Delta College News

Students who are interested in taking Fall 2016 Delta College classes can now apply online for admission at www.deltacollege.edu – It is highly important to apply early and schedule any required assessments as soon as possible.  Due to the limited number of college classes available, the sooner a new student applies, the better it will be! All College Early Start forms must be turned in to the counseling office for approval no later than: Thursday June 16th.

 

More information on the College Early Start program, procedures, and dates can be found on the Counseling/Guidance department web page at www.tracylc.net

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Community Service Deadline – all volunteer hours for the 2015-2016 school year are due on Friday, June 24th by 12:30pm

 

No hours will be accepted after the deadline. Any hours worked during July will be included in the next school year.

 

 7th Annual “Passport to the Millennium” Multi Cultural Fair – Friday, June 17th

We are currently accepting applications from MHS students who would like to host a booth at the upcoming Multi cultural fair to showcase different ethnicities and countries around the world! Applications are available in the counseling office and due by Wed June 6th.  Parents are welcome to participate with their high schooler to share food and information to our TLC Primary students who will be taking a “field trip” to the MHS Gym in which the fair will take place from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

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May 20, 2016                                                                                                                                      No.37

Virginia Stewart

 

Today marks the end of the high school year and the start of a special opportunity we present to all high school students, FAST TRACK.  FAST TRACK is an opportunity to take a full year’s course in five weeks.  Students attend class for four hours a day for five weeks.  Each hour is a day.  It is intense but staff and students love it.  The students are able to advance or make up a class in which they did not do well. The staff appreciates the chance to work with a small group of students for the five weeks and everyone benefits.

 

The high school does not receive any extra income for this; we use our general fund budget that other schools use for their regular 180 days.  It is possible to do more with money allocated.  In fact, the additional five weeks for Primary and Discovery are also at our own expense.  We are not allotted more for the extra hours or days we give our students.  We do know, however, that all of our students benefit from the extra time.

 

It is also volunteer appreciation this week.  The kitchen served a beautiful buffet for our volunteers at both of our sites. (Preschool and TK) as well as at Primary.  We really do appreciate all the support and help we receive from volunteers.  You do make a difference.

Finally, I appreciate he most dedicated and hard working staff any director could ever have.  We are all fortunate to have such a great staff here at TLC!

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

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The Jog-a-thon was a huge success!!! We are beyond proud of our students! They did an amazing job getting pledges and running their little hearts out! Thank you to all the parents that helped out at the event, we couldn’t do it without you! Reminder ALL money that has been collected from per lap pledges and flat rate pledges are DUE FRIDAY MAY 27TH. The award ceremony will be Friday June 3rd, at unity. We will announce the top runners, top 3 raisers, and the class that raised the most.

We want to thank our proud sponsors Mr. Rooter, Tina Brown at DoTerrA, Fagundes’ Tenth Street Garage Inc, D&M Embroidery, Tracy Fire 3355, SSPBI quality aba services, Trosien Orthodontics, Katie Duke at Home Buyers Realty, Les Schwab Tires, Wellness Chiropractic Center,  Taylor Farms, The Sharmoug Family and WinCo Foods! Without you are students wouldn’t have these awesome shirts to show off how many laps they completed!
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Upcoming State Testing

 

We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.

 

PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th

 

Summer Camps

 

There was an error in our Summer Camp Flyer about the Soccer Week schedule   and costs.

Soccer Summer Camp begins on Tues May 30-Fri. June 3rd and the corrected cost is $80. not  $100 as previously specified.

 

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 24, 2016

 

Dismissal times will be:

Please note these very important dismissal times.

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

 

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic

 

 

Social Media Postings

Recently we have been informed by both students and parents of mean and insulting social media posts on sites like KIK, Snap Chat and Facebook and personal texts. Students have come to the office crying and have asked the administration to intervene. The office has spent a lot of time investigating and calling in students asking them to stop. The majority of students spoken to have denied any involvement. We also find many of this insults go back and forth between “clicks” or groups of friends and is rarely one sided. Answering these insults back only fuels this situation.

On Friday,  an announcement was made  to all of our 7th/8th Grade students telling them they must report to their parents about any posting or cyber bullying so that their parents can inform the Police Department if they feel this is necessary. We also encourage all parents to supervise their child’s internet use and have all social sites password to protect their children. Although we are very sad this is happening it can no longer be a school issue. Please talk to your children openly and discourage them from using these social sites.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 23-27

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Beef and Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Wed –Orange Chicken and White Rice

Thurs – Taco Bake

Fri. – Chicken Corn Dog

 

 

T K

Our Transitional Kindergarten class would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that have supported our classroom this year.  A strong, positive relationship between teachers and parents helps to provide students with a solid foundation of support as they grow in their academic lives.  We truly appreciate the time and dedication you have offered in our classroom this year.  We sincerely thank you for all you do!

 

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase, students have been busy finishing up their tiger reports, preparing thank you books for our parent volunteer breakfast tomorrow, and wrapping up our science unit on animals.  Next week we will kick off our community helpers unit and we are so excited to have a nurse, firefighter, dentist, and police officer visit our classroom.  We cannot wait to see what we learn!

 

Phase One

Phase 1 students continue to work hard at their “job” of being Active Learners!  This week they had a lot of on hands-on learning opportunities in Science discovering the concepts of force, motion, and energy.  They will continue their exploration next week with magnets, simple tools, and gravity.  In Writer’s Workshop students have begun learning about informational writing.  They are enjoying learning that they can be “experts” on a topic and write all about it!  AR Goals are fast approaching.  Continue to read to reach your goals.  PCS Teachers are looking forward to tonight’s “Parent’s Night Out!”  What a fun filled evening this will be!  Please remember to mark your calendar – NO SCHOOL on Monday May 30th.

 

Phase Two

We are so proud of our Phase Two students and the effort they put toward the first phase of state testing!  This week they took the language arts portion of the test, next week is math.  Testing will begin again on Tuesday, May 24th.  There will be no homework again next week.  After testing, students will be treated to a special ice cream party to reward all of their hard work!  Thank you, again, for the donations toward our breakfast testing snack!

Thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers!  We appreciate all that you do and we hope you enjoyed the special breakfast treat!

 

 

 

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.

 

6th grade breakfast….6th grade students were asked to invite their parents to Discovery’s first annual 6th Grade Promotion Breakfast. We are incredibly proud of our students. We will celebrate their hard work and dedication along with their promotion into DHSP.  RSVP’s were due last week, however we are extending the invitation.  Parents/guardians may RSVP through Tuesday 5/24 by emailing Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net.  The cost for the breakfast for parents (up to 2 parents/guardians per student) is $5.00 each, students are not charged.

When: Wednesday, June 10th

TIME: 9:00 to 10:00

WHERE: GYM

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Thank you to the parents who attended the Science Camp meeting and/or Band meeting – we hope you gained insight into our exciting programs.  If you have questions about Science Camp please email Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net for band please email Mr. Zepeda at rzepeda@tracylc.net.

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Students have been enjoying the great weather outside.  It is nice to watch students hang out, talk, and enjoy their recess time after lunch.  Ask your child how they spend their time after lunch….our field is filled with football, soccer, baseball, catch, running, playing, talking, and laughter

 

 

 

 

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UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

June 1 – 6th grade appreciation breakfast – ask your child about this fabulous event

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 16th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 17th – Celebration of students (more information to come)

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come **DCS students will be released at 11:30.

 

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and staff, for making our 1st annual jog-a-thon such a huge success!!

Our students showed great participation and motivation to complete as many laps possible. The highest laps completed was by; one of our 6th graders Carson Edwards with 28 laps. All in all it was a great day for our school!

Just a reminder all pledges per lap are due back by Friday, May 27th. Award ceremony for both DSHP and DCS will take place the following week, Friday, June 3rd.

Here are some pics that were taken by our leadership!

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DHSP

 

                      DHSP Charter Chatter:

 

English:

We continue on with Shakespeare’s Othello in English 78.

SWO: The last SWO of the year is under way. It is Self-Directed Learner. The students are writing or updating a business letter and resume. Final copies are due June 10, 2016

Academics class has already begun to learn about WWII, which is next year’s topic for Pentathlon.

 

 

Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………

 

 

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We already have over 35 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for any questions or concerns.

 

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. Ramirez at arameriz@tracylc.net, Ms. Langston at alangston@tracylc.net,  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

MHS

 

Charter Chatter May 20, 2016

Graduation

Graduation is finally here! The Class of 2016 will be graduating Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

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Class of 2016

We are proud to showcase some of the colleges and universities that our 2016 graduates will be part of:

 

Arizona State University San Francisco State University
Army San Joaquin Delta College
Biola University San Jose State University
Cal Poly SLO Santa Barbara City College
Cal State East Bay Sierra College
Chico State Southern Oregon University
Corban University UC Berkeley
CSU Fullerton UC Merced
CSU Monterey Bay UC Riverside
FIDM UC San Diego
Full Sail Univeristy UC Santa Barbara
Grand Canyon Unviersity UCLA
Ithica College University of Antelope Valley
Las Positas University of Montana Western
Lawrence Technical Institute University of Northwestern St. Paul
Modesto Junior College USMC
Northern Arizona University Utah State University
Ohio Northern University UTI
Sacramento State Whittier College
Saint Mary’s College William Jessup University
San Diego State University

 

Fast Track

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Friday, May 20th and will run until Friday, June 24th. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 7:55am with classes ending at 12:30pm.   Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track. Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2015-2016 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 24th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.

 

Stockton Families

One of our families may have to move to Stockton this summer, and the parent is hoping to keep her children at TLC.  She is willing to take turns driving, or pay someone to drive her children here.  If you drive here from the Stockton area and are interested, please e-mail Ms. Moore at lmoore@tracylc.net.

 

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. 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

T and J Tutoring Monday – Thursday

4-8pm

  Junior and Seniors. If interested please contact Jackie (209) 914-5800
Moose Father’s Day Brunch Sunday, June 19 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility

 

Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

American Girl Doll Wild at Art fundraising event Saturday, July 16 

– 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Location:   TBD – at a local zoo

An orientation will be held the week prior to the event, but a date is not yet confirmed.

 

20 Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down; supported by DreamWorks, possible guest star appearances will need assistance; staff gift table or booth plus other assignments.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Contact: Sarah McNamara 209-482-0861 (cell) or smcnamara@sbcglobal.net

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

 

May 13, 2016                                                                                            Vol. 36 No.36

Virginia Stewart

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I just attended the annual high school awards ceremony.  It is always a wonderful time to celebrate scholarships, acceptance to colleges and outstanding students.  This year seemed to be more wonderful than usual.  Our students accomplished wonderful things.  I appreciate the high school staff and the counselors who mentor students and support them in their quest for scholarship and awards.

 

While driving home the other day I heard a statistic that shocked me.  Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in the United States.  That adds up to 7000 students a day or 1.3 million per year.  While all of our students may not achieve an award at the ceremony, I felt very proud that we do not have high school drop outs.  For some, we may offer a fifth year, but they all graduate.  I am very proud of that.  I believe that is possible due to the commitment of our staff and the small personal caring environment of our campus.

 

So, congratulations to each Senior of the Class of 2016 who has earned a diploma and has an opportunity to move forward in being a productive member of our society.  We look forward to their accomplishments.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

 

Upcoming State Testing

 

We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.

 

PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th

 

Summer Camps

 

There was an error in our Summer Camp Flyer about the Soccer Week schedule   and costs.

Soccer Summer Camp begins on Tues May 30-Fri. June 3rd and the corrected cost is $80. not  $100 as previously specified..

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 16-20

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Cheese Ravioli

Wed –Taco Salad

Thurs – Chicken Fried Rice and Chicken Egg Roll

Fri. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

 

PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures

 

Notice to Parents:

Primary Charter School and 8th Grade Parents
Spring School Pictures

This is the last reminder to order spring portraits.

If you have already ordered your portraits, thank you!

The easiest way to order is to select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go tocom
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your package insert.
  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase andpay online.
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.

 

 

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The weather has been warming up this week!  In PE students got to practice team building skills and cooperation while playing with water balloons.  They did a great job working together!  Please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child every day, especially as it is heating up outside.

 

We will be taking a field trip soon!  Watch for information in your student’s red folder on Monday.

 

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase students participated in their first ever TLC Jog-a-Thon!  What an amazing, fun event!  We were so impressed with the amount of parent and teacher support, student participation, and pledges received.  Our coaches will spend the next few weeks calculating the pledges received and announce our winners at a Primary Unity assembly.  Stay tuned.

Don’t forget, May 20 is our volunteer appreciation breakfast.  If you received an invitation, we hope to see you there!

Phase One

What an awesome week Phase 1 students had!!  The Jog-A-Thon was a huge success and the kids had so much fun!  We have some really great runners and spirit in our Primary Classrooms.  Thank you so much for all the sponsors. The excitement was just as awesome in the classroom.  In Science this week, students learned all about sound.  They got to experiment with pitch, volume, and vibration with all kinds of instruments, including a gong, bongo drums, coke bottles, guitars, pitch pipes, and many other sound makers!  In all subjects we are really working on our academic language and being able to give complete answers.  We are really impressed with the progress we have seen in both reading and math.  Keep up the great work!  Congratulations to the silent auction winners.  The teachers are looking forward to an evening with the students in the classroom!  Have a great weekend!

Phase Two

Thank you to all who have donated items toward our breakfast testing snack!  Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 on the following days: May 17th, 18th, 19th and will continue the following week on May 24th, 25th and 26th.  Our students are looking forward to showing what they know!

The jog-a-thon was a huge success!  The weather was perfect, the kids were enthusiastic, and the volunteers were beyond helpful.  Thank you!  Speaking of volunteers, if you volunteered in any capacity this school year, please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, May 20th immediately following unity.  We appreciate your dedication and would like to recognize you for your efforts.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

ACADEMIC PENATHLON was held on Saturday, May 7th.  We had an amazing group of 6, 7, and 8 grade students.  We took many medals, and along with those medals came the pride of our school.  The 6th grade team took 6th place overall.  Rayyan Saiyed took first place over all individual for 6th grade, Ashleigh Garcia took second place overall for individual 6th grader and Vernon Real took third place over all for individual 6th grade.  Thank you MRS. BECKNER AND YOUR AMAZING TEAM.

 

 

 

Mrs. Stewart and some of our students          Our amazing teachers and our     

 

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Our TEAM….CONGRATS!!

                                                                                                  

 MRS. BECKNER AND HER AMAZING PENTATHLON STUDENTS!!!

 

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THE MALAYAN Tigers                 THE SUMATRAN Tigers        THE SIBERIAN Tigers                THE BENGAL TIGERS

SCIENCE CAMP MEETING to be held Wednesday, May 18th at 5:00 to 6:00 in M1.

BAND MEETING TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE CAMP METING on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 in D3.

 

 

 

Today we had a great rally….the kids were super excited. Teachers competed with egg cracking on one another’s heads, while high school students had a dance off for dens!!  We then had our den meetings, and headed to the jog-a-thon where students ran many laps to raise money for our school.

 

Sumatran’s posing during a den meeting          Summer and Mustafa hosting our rally

 

Loren played the ukulele and sang             While Greta, Lisette, and Elizabeth sang

 

UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

May 13 – Jog-a-thon, den meetings, and a school rally

May 31 – State Test (paper test for grade 5 SCIENCE)

June 2 – 6th grade appreciation breakfast – ask your child about this fabulous event

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 16th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 17th – Celebration of students (more information to come)

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come

 

 

DHSP

 

English:

We have started Shakespeare’s Othello in English 78.

Academic Pentathlon : Discovery’s teams did a great job!

Team Garnet :   4th place Overall Team Score , 6th place Super Quiz

Team Black:      5th place Overall Team Score, 5th place Super Quiz

 

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Dance class is gearing up for their last big show of the year!!

Keep watching for the date to be announced:

 

 

Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………

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We already have over 35 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Wallace was able to go to a meet for the trip and met Abraham Lincoln:

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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.netMrs. Ramirez at arameriz@tracylc.net, Ms. Langston at alangston@tracylc.net,  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!

 

 

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter May 13, 2016

 

 

The MHS Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00am. Twenty three local organizations gave scholarships to our deserving Millennium Seniors totaling $46,450 in scholarships. To date, 43% of the students in the Class of 2016 have completed a total average of 20 college credits through our College Early Start program.  Jeremiah Tower completed an impressive 54 college units and will be entering their 4 year universities with sophomore standing. The average number of community service hours for the Senior Class was 309 with 18% of these seniors earning 400 hours or more. This is the second year that Millennium High School has participated in the Breakfast Lions Club Community Service Block Letter program. Five of our students were honored with this recognition. There were multiple departmental awards given out as well as the students earning the most point for their nest: Saker Nest: Haileigh Davis, Amur Nest: Hannah Braten, Peregrine Nest: Michael Maciel, Kestrel Nest: Joseph Gudino. Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

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Last Friday MHS Juniors and Sophomores attended the WACA College Fair at CSU East Bay and AIM.

 

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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. 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

T and J Tutoring Monday – Thursday

4-8pm

  Junior and Seniors. If interested please contact Jackie (209) 914-5800
Eagal Lakes Mud Run Sat and Sun May 14-15 8am-2pm Eagal Lakes Eagal Laes is looing for volunteers for this weekend to assist with the mud run. Please contact 209-640-4252 If you are interested in signing up.
Relay For Life Saturday, May 14

Set-up:  Friday  from 4pm – 7pm

Saturday morning from 6am– 9am

Saturday, 10am– 11pm

Tear-down and clean-up:  Saturday 11pm until finished

Merrill F. West High School, quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave., Tracy)

 

Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down, staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set-up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed.

Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at jkthomassen@aol.com

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

                                        A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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May 6, 2016                                                                                                                                               No.35

Virginia Stewart

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This is an extremely busy time of the year for the Senior Class of 2016 and parents of soon to be graduates.  Between MHS classes, finals, college classes, ending their internships, performances, games, and post high school plans, calendars begin to fill up quickly. This upcoming week is the kick off of their senior year festivities!  To better assist you in planning your calendar, please save the date for the following:

 

Wed., May 11th – 9am – 10am MHS Award Ceremony (School wide and guests by invitation only)

 

Friday, May 13th – 8am – Senior Breakfast at Golden Corral (Students only)

 

Wed, May 18th – 5:30am – Thurs, May 19th approx.  11:00am return.  Senior Grad Nite (Students only)

 

Thurs, May 19th – Senior Night Rally – MHS Gym – Time to be announced (Students only)

 

Friday, May 20th – 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Graduation Rehearsal – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Student Only)

 

Saturday, May 21st – 10am (Doors open at 9:30am) Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Tickets required for entrance)

 

Please note: Caps/Gowns, yearbooks, and graduation tickets will be distributed at the senior breakfast.  

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

 

Upcoming State Testing

 

We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.

 

PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 9-13

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Teriyaki Chicken

Wed  – Chicken Enchiladas

Thurs – Chicken Noodle Casserole

Fri. – BBQ Beef Hot Dog

 

PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures

 

Important Parent Information Below

Your spring portraits have shipped!
Your portraits have been sent home with your child.

When you receive your portraits, select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go tocom
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your portrait package insert.
  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase andpay online,
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.

 

 

 

T K

 

We had a fun surprise this week celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  Our snack club teacher, Ms. Alma, brought her daughter-Primary student Isabella Posadas- to dance a traditional Mexican dance for us.  Our TK students loved learning first hand about this holiday and the Mexican culture.

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

 

 

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

Our Jog-a-Thon is almost here!  We have a few Jog-a-thon reminders! All flat rate pledges are due Tuesday May 10th, 2013. Please don’t forget to send your child’s envelope with the flat rate pledges to school on TUESDAY. We will hand the envelopes back to them after they complete the Jog-a-thon on Friday May 13th, 2016. They will then collect per lap pledges. Envelopes are due again for the last time on Friday May 27th, 2016.

We are still in need of parents to help with set-up, clean-up and marking off laps during the jog-a-thon. Please turn in your volunteer paper to your classroom teachers. Thank you all for your continued support!

Phase One

Phase 1 students had blast learning about fossils this week.  They got to be paleontologists and go on an excavation, digging for fossils and artifacts.  They were able to see and hold real fossils like sharks teeth, shells, and bones.  They even made their own fossil and got to rebuild a dinosaur!  In writers workshop they continued writing different types of poetry.  In Language Arts, students are beginning to acquire more complex vocabulary.  They love what they are reading!  In Math, students are making real life connections to what they are learning. Math is all around us…in sports, shopping at the mall, sharing pizza evenly, playing games, and so much more!

Jog-a-thon reminders! All flat rate pledges are due Tuesday May 10th, 2016. Please don’t forget to send your child’s envelope with the flat rate pledges to school on TUESDAY. We will hand the envelopes back to them after they complete the Jog-a-thon on Friday May 13th, 2016. They will then collect per lap pledges. Envelopes are due again for the last time on Friday May 27th, 2016. We are still in need of parents to help with set-up, clean-up and marking off laps during the Jog-a-thon. Please turn in your volunteer paper to your classroom teachers. Thank you all for your continued support!

 

Phase Two

Have you tried the online test practice?  Go to https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/ and log in by simply selecting [Sign In], then navigate through the login screens as a guest.  Be sure to select your student’s current grade level.  Once in, you will be able to access practice tests for Math and English Language Arts!  Testing dates for 3rd and 4th grade will be May 17, 18, 19 as well as May 24, 25, and 26th.

We are excited about the jog-a-thon and are looking forward to a successful event!  Envelopes are due on Friday, May 13th.  They will be returned after the jog-a-thon and will be due again on Friday, May 27th.  If you are able to volunteer, please let your child’s teachers know.  Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Pentathlon: On May 7th DCS and DHSP will compete against other San Joaquin County schools grades 6 to 8 at the annual Pentathlon event in Manteca.  This year’s theme is The Jungle Book and India.  Please cheer us on at East Union High School! We are hoping to follow in the footsteps of other successful competitors.  This year, our Science Olympiad teams were able to place in many events while our Math Olympiad teams placed first and third!

Discovery, DHSP, and Millennium band members provided their audience with terrific tunes on Thursday night at Kimball High School. Thank you to Mr. Zepeda and his fabulous musicians for entertaining the audience with hypnotic tunes that were absolutely compelling. It was enjoyed and appreciated!

 

OUR SCHOOL was a great success….we had tremendous support from our TLC family and our Tracy community.  Because it was such a huge hit, we plan to do it again next year!! Thank you to our talented and committed carnival committee and much appreciation to all of our volunteers – without all of you the event would not have happened.

 

 

Our first week of testing was very successful.  Thank you for helping your children get to bed on time, eat a nutritious breakfast, and come to school prepared for their tests.  One more week, and we will be finished with this year’s testing.

 

Monday May 9 MATH; TUEDAY May 10 LANGUAGE ARTS; WEDNESDAY May 11 MATH; THURSDAY May 6, LANGUAGE ARTS

***Testing may be completed earlier than shown

***Make-Up/Completion test dates to be determined

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP 5…..Students receive a certificate when they are the “top 5” den earner for their den. This weeks TOP point earner is Marcellus Young with 4925 points. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!

 

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Den Point Announcements: Any student who receives -30 points or more are asked to serve lunch detention.  As of May 1st, any 6th grade student who receives -30 points or more will serve detention in Saturday School.

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. We have several students signed up and ready to go.  Although the deadline to sign-up for the trip has passed, there are other plans available. Please see Mrs. Wallace or Mrs. Hawkins if you are interested.

 

 

Ms. Rodieck and Mrs. Hawkins will each hold Poetry Evenings.  Mrs. Hawkins’ Evening of Poetry will be held on Friday, June 10th while Ms. Rodieck’s will be held on Tuesday, June 14th.  More information to come!

 

UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

May 7 – Pentathlon

May 9, 10, 11, 12 State Test Dates

May 13 – Jog-a-thon, den meetings, and a school rally

May 31 – State Test (paper test for grade 5 SCIENCE)

June 2 – 6th grade appreciation breakfast – ask your child about this fabulous event

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 14th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come

 

 

 

DHSP

DHSP Charter Chatter:

English:

We finished Jungle Book 1 and 2!!!

 

Hello Tigers! It has been a full week with the buzz of state testing in the air, but we are looking forward to returning to regular curriculum very soon. Be sure to continue studying our weekly vocabulary, and good luck with the rest of testing!

 

 

State Testing:

Testing went well. Just a few students need to do makeups next week. Good Job kids!! Thank you to Mrs. Hawkins for making Discovery testing run so smoothly.

 

 

Academic Competitions : Competition is Saturday beginning at 7:15 at:

East Union High School

1700 N. Union Road

Manteca, CA 95336

It has been a challenging year for these competators with all the changes they have gone through. Mrs. Wallace could not be more proud of all their hard work and effort since taking over the team in April.

 

The Spring Carnival was a big success! Thank you to all who turned out to help support this fundraiser.

 

Math Olympiad walked away with First Place at the County competition:

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Great job kids, Mrs. U., and Mrs. Dominguez!!!

 

 

The Band put on a fantastic show Thursday night. Mr. Zepeda has brought them a long way in a short amount of 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

Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………

 

We already have over 30 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Wallace was able to go and met Abraham Lincoln:

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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. Ramirez at arameriz@tracylc.net, Ms. Langston at alangston@tracylc.net,  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!

 

 

                     

MHS

Charter Chatter May 6, 2016

 

There will be a lot of activities on and off campus the next couple of weeks before finals.
Wed., May 11th – 9am – 10am MHS Award Ceremony (School wide and guests by invitation only)

 

Friday, May 13th – 8am – Senior Breakfast at Golden Corral (Students only)

 

Wed, May 18th – 5:30am – Thurs, May 19th approx.  11:00am return.  Senior Grad Nite (Students only)

 

Thurs, May 19th – Senior Night Rally – MHS Gym – Time to be announced (Students only)

 

Friday, May 20th – 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Graduation Rehearsal – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Student Only)

 

Saturday, May 21st – 10am (Doors open at 9:30am) Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Tickets required for entrance)

Please note: Caps/Gowns, yearbooks, and graduation tickets will be distributed at the senior breakfast.  

 

Fall College Early Start Meeting:

There will be a Fall CES meeting on Thursday, May 12th in M-1 at 12:15.  All students interested in taking a college class at Delta in the fall should attend.  There are some juniors who are REQUIRED to take at least one college class in the fall of their senior year.  Those students will be sent a reminder slip next week – their attendance at the CES meeting is mandatory!  Please view the Counseling website or contact the Counseling Office for more information.

 

Fall Internship

Our Juniors are out interviewing in the community for their senior internships which they will complete in the Fall.  We are very proud of our students and how they conducted themselves with our local business partners.

 

 

 

There is a FREE UC Berkeley one-day application workshop and information session this summer.  It is a great opportunity to get more information about UC Berkeley and get a head start on your UC application.  Note that the Personal Statement process is changing this year!  Applications for this free one-day program are due April 30th.  The program takes place in Berkeley on Saturday, June 25, or in Fresno on Sunday, June 26.  Students must be current sophomores or juniors with a 3.5 unweighted GPA or higher.  For more information and to apply to the program, visit this link: http://admissions.berkeley.edu/BerkeleySummerExperience

 

ACT, Inc. and Kaplan Test Prep Partner to Make High-Quality Live Online Teaching Accessible for All Students-Low-Income Students Will Have Free Access to Program Offering Top-Quality Live Online Instruction from Two Industry Leaders

 

ACT and Kaplan Test Prep announced a collaboration to create the only online ACT preparation program offering live, content-based instruction from teachers. The program will be available at no cost to low-income students and to all students at a significantly lower cost than traditional prep programs. Kaplan will become the exclusive, official partner for live, online prep for the ACT test. The new program will give students access to live, online, content-based courses taught by master teachers who can answer student questions and provide interactive instructional help in real time. The platform also will include recorded sessions that students can access on demand on any device. The program will cost less than $200 and will be provided for free to low-income students who register for the ACT with a fee waiver. It will be available in the fall.

 

College Info

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.

 

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. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  2. 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 years. 

Central School Carnival Friday, May 6th, 2016 Central School

After School

 
Moose Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 8th 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

Relay For Life Saturday, May 14

Set-up:  Friday  from 4pm – 7pm

Saturday morning from 6am– 9am

 Saturday, 10am– 11pm

Tear-down and clean-up:  Saturday 11pm until finished

Merrill F. West High School, quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave., Tracy)

 

Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down, staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set-up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed.

Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at jkthomassen@aol.com

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                       A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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April 29, 2016                                                                                                                                      No.34

Virginia Stewart

There are times that parents are upset that their student has Saturday School because of negative Den or Nest points.  We use these to monitor good and bad behavior in all grades 5 through 12.  I can appreciate parents who are upset that their weekend is disrupted because they need to devote Saturday morning for transporting students to Saturday school.  I do believe it has deterred behavior in most cases because students do not want to be there.

 

On the other hand, those same den or nest points are a great incentive.  Today I congratulated several students in 5/6 for the great job they are doing in class.  They were students with the highest points earned in their Dens.  They were so proud and could tell me exactly what they were doing that had given them good points.  They indicated it was fun to see good grades in improvement and to know they were helping their den.   We, as a staff, believe the positive of den and nest points far outweighs the negative effect for a few who receive Saturday School.

 

Another great note for this week is the reality that we have a staff that is so committed to helping students do well.  They are always willing to go the extra mile.  This weekend, the staff is hosting a Family Day.  Primarily it is to help raise money but it is also a day of fun for the children.  Staff has worked hard to make the day enjoyable.  We hope you will come this Saturday from 11am – 3pm. There will games, face painting, food, auctions and lots of fun!

 

Finally we are proud of all of our seniors who have been accepted and are signed up for college.  Again we have a counseling staff that wants to be sure that our seniors are not lost or unconnected from education once high school is over.  Some are signed up for community college while others are proud of the fact that they have been accepted to a great variety of four year schools.

 

Misc. Announcements

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A big thank you to all that supported our school on last weekend’s Family Fun Day.  It was a lot of fun for all those that attended.  We have already begun planning for next year to make it even better!  

 

 

 

 Band Spring Concert

 

When:

May 5th -Doors open at 6:45pm Concert begins 7:00pm

 

Where:

The performance will be held at Kimball High School theater  located at: 3200

Jaguar Run, Tracy, CA 95377

 

Admission:

Please expect the following admission charges at the door.

$5.00 for Adults

$3.00 11-17 years old/Student

Free to 10 and younger

 

 

 

Upcoming State Testing

 

We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.

 

PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 2-6

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquitos

Wed  – No Meat Spaghetti

Thurs. – Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Fri. – BBQ Hamburgers

 

PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures

 

Important Parent Information Below

Your spring portraits have shipped!
Your portraits have been sent home with your child.

When you receive your portraits, select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go tocom
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your portrait package insert.
  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase andpay online,
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.

 

 

 

T K

 

This Saturday is TLC Family Fun Day!  TK will be performing at 12:30.  We are asking students to meet Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. S at 12:15 at the East end of the school near the high school picnic area to line up and get ready.  The day is gearing up to be an amazing family fun day.  We hope to see all of you there!  …and don’t forget…the teachers are being auctioned off!  Place your bids in the silent auction to win a parent’s night out and a fun-filled night for students with the teachers for the winning bidders!

 

This week we traveled through time and explored dinosaurs!  Recently our class has been learning about living and non-living things, habitats, and food groups.  We decided to extend these topics to the era of dinosaurs because of the high student interest in dinosaurs.  Having student lead exploration is an exciting way to engage students and generate critical thinking skills at an early age.  They have been so excited as they became paleontologists and found dinosaur fossils, classified dinosaurs, and compared and contrasted a variety of dinosaurs.

 

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

 

This week in Initial Phase students have been learning about Penguins!  We have read that penguins can hop up to five feet, penguins have barred tongues to help catch fish, and penguins are birds that cannot fly!  We are also in the process of writing an expository report about penguins!  In addition to all of our reading and writing about penguins, did you know that yesterday was nation Penguin Day?  We went on a virtual field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and watched a penguin trainer feed the penguins, we watched the penguins play in real time, and we even learned some cool new facts that were not in our books!  Be sure to ask your student what new facts they have learned about penguins!

Phase One

 

Phase 1 students were so excited to see some of our caterpillars have already changed into beautiful butterflies!  We let those ones go and watched them fly away!  It was a great learning experience being able to watch the metamorphosis from beginning to end. We also learned more about the earth, its layers, and soil and minerals.   In Writer’s Workshop, we continued our unit on poetry.  We have some wonderful, creative writers.  Continue to encourage your student to read daily – this trimester’s AR goals are the highest they have ever been!  Great Job!!! Don’t forget about our Family Fun Day this Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 – 3:00.  Don’t pass up the chance to bid on a “Parent’s Night Out”!  Your student will be able to invite some TLC friends and join their classroom teachers in a night of entertainment, fun, and food!  Highest bidder wins!

 

Phase Two

 

Phase Two students are getting into the testing mood!  We have begun practicing in class, getting students used to signing in, using the keyboard to type, and previewing the types of questions they may see on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Did you know you can do the same at home?  Go to https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/ and log in by simply selecting [Sign In], then navigate through the login screens as a guest.  Be sure to select your student’s current grade level.  Once in, you will be able to access practice tests for Math and English Language Arts!

All fourth grade students are doing a recorder unit in Music.  Mrs. Watson has asked the students to practice 5-10 minutes, at least 4 days a week.   It is ALWAYS ok to practice more!  Please include practice time in homework time.

Field Trip Reminders:

  • Please be on time!  All students and chaperones should arrive at 7:30am and go directly to your classroom.  We will board the busses promptly at 7:50am.
  • Bring a fully disposable lunch. The museum does not allow food or drink in any of the exhibit galleries.
  • Remember to walk up to pick up your phase two student on Monday- do not use the drive through carline- we are hoping to be back by 3:30, but may need to adjust depending on traffic.
  • Students, remember to wear your spirit wear- it is much easier to identify you as one of ours!
  • Thank you for your flexibility!  We are anticipating a great field trip experience!!!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

SPIRIT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!    Ms. T and Coach Easterday “twins.”

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The boy’s basketball team had a great last day….The score of the game was thrilling! GREAT JOB.

 

 ddd

 

Pentathlon: On May 7th we will compete at the annual Pentathlon event in Manteca.  Please cheer us on at East Union High School!

STATE TESING WEEK – We will test the weeks of May 2nd and May 9th as follows:
Monday May 2, MATH; TUESDAY May 3 LANGUAGE ARTS; WEDNESDAY May 4 MATH; THURSDAY May 5 LANGUAGE ARTS

Monday May 9 MATH; TUEDAY May 10 LANGUAGE ARTS; WEDNESDAY May 11 MATH; THURSDAY May 6, LANGUAGE ARTS

***Testing may be completed earlier than shown

***Make-Up/Completion test dates to be determined

 

WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. We have several students signed up and ready to go.  The last day to sign up for the field trip is April 29th.  Please see Mrs. Wallace or Mrs. Hawkins if you are interested.

 

 

Den Point Announcements: Any student who receives -30 points or more are asked to serve lunch detention.  As of May 1st, any 6th grade student who receives -30 points or more will serve detention in Saturday School.

UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

April 30 – CARNIVAL

May 7 – Pentathlon

May 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 State Test Dates

May 13 – Jog-a-thon

May 31 – State Test (paper test for grade 5 SCIENCE)

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 14th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter:

English:

English 78 is almost finished with The Jungle Book.  While we enjoyed the stories we will be glad to move on.  We are now working on speeches made by famous people.  We will learn about history, inflection and messaging in oral communication as we study the given speeches.

 

Math:

All classes are practicing for state testing.

Algebra 1 is getting ready to take their unit exam on quadratics.

Algebra 2 is getting ready to take a unit exam on logarithms.

 

Academic Competitions : There is a parent meeting scheduled for 4pm on Tuesday, May 5th in Mrs. Beckner”s room.

 

Yearbooks on sale for $45 until Friday, April 29th. Please note that we will not be ordering extra yearbooks this year for a later purchase. If you would like one please place your order by Friday or contact Mrs. Dominguez for other arrangements. ddominguez@tracylc.net

 

8th Grade Dedication Pages on sale until Friday, April 29th.

$20 for a 1/4 page and $30 for a half page.

 

State testing for DHSP starts on Monday, May 2 – 13. Make sure your students get a good breakfast and plenty of rest especially for those two weeks.

 

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

Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………

 

 

 

 

We already have over 30 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for any questions or concerns.

 

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. Ramirez at arameriz@tracylc.net, Ms. Langston at alangston@tracylc.net,  Mr. Compton at rcompton@tracylc.net  Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!

            

 

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter April 29, 2016

 

TLC’s Comedy Central Show

The winner of the first TLC’s Comedy Central Show is Cy Hanson. Cy walked away with $200 cash for his comedic performance on Monday. Second Place went to JA Amador earning $100 cash. The other participants in the show were Haileigh Davis and Diego Sanchez. Thank you to everyone who came out and show support for this event. We look forward to next year’s show.

 

National College Signing Day

Tuesday we celebrated the National Reach Higher College Signing Day with the Class of 2016. Students placed their handprint, signature and name of the school on the posters representing the school they will be attending in the fall.

 

 

8th Grade/Freshman University of the Pacific Trip

 

 

Fall Internship

Our Juniors are out interviewing in the community for their senior internships which they will complete in the Fall.  We are very proud of our students and how they conducted themselves with our local business partners.

 

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There is a FREE UC Berkeley one-day application workshop and information session this summer.  It is a great opportunity to get more information about UC Berkeley and get a head start on your UC application.  Note that the Personal Statement process is changing this year!  Applications for this free one-day program are due April 30th.  The program takes place in Berkeley on Saturday, June 25, or in Fresno on Sunday, June 26.  Students must be current sophomores or juniors with a 3.5 unweighted GPA or higher.  For more information and to apply to the program, visit this link: http://admissions.berkeley.edu/BerkeleySummerExperience

 

ACT, Inc. and Kaplan Test Prep Partner to Make High-Quality Live Online Teaching Accessible for All Students-Low-Income Students Will Have Free Access to Program Offering Top-Quality Live Online Instruction from Two Industry Leaders

 

ACT and Kaplan Test Prep announced a collaboration to create the only online ACT preparation program offering live, content-based instruction from teachers. The program will be available at no cost to low-income students and to all students at a significantly lower cost than traditional prep programs. Kaplan will become the exclusive, official partner for live, online prep for the ACT test. The new program will give students access to live, online, content-based courses taught by master teachers who can answer student questions and provide interactive instructional help in real time. The platform also will include recorded sessions that students can access on demand on any device. The program will cost less than $200 and will be provided for free to low-income students who register for the ACT with a fee waiver. It will be available in the fall.

 

College Info

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.

 

Congratulations to the follow students on their acceptance to the following colleges and universities:

 

UC San Diego:

Anand Kumar

 

University of Oregon:

Cynthia Hurtado

 

CSU Monterey Bay:

Kaila Gilbert

Cristian Gonzaleaz

 

Humboldt State University:

Kaila Gilbert

Janelly Rojas

 

CSU East Bay:

Janelly Rojas

 

CSU Stanislaus:

Janelly Rojas

 

Chico State:

Janelly Rojas

 

Southern Oregon University:

Janelly Rojas

 

Arizona State University:

Julia Pagliaro

 

San Francisco State University:

Cristian Gonzaleaz

Josh Harrison

Olivia Arendsee

 

San Jose State University:

Cristian Gonzaleaz

Olivia Arendsee

 

Lawrence Technical University:

Bryan Walther

 

San Diego State University:

JT Amador

 

UC Riverside:

Olivia Arendsee

 

Cal Poly Pomona:

Olivia Arendsee

 

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. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  2. 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 years. 

TLC’s Family  Fun Day Saturday, April 30 10:30am-3:30pm Tracy Learning Center Volunteers are needed to help run booths and event

 

Tracy Hispanic Business Group Annual Awards Dinner Saturday, April 30 –

Set-up: 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Serving: 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m

Tracy Community Center (950 East Street, Tracy) 15 Volunteers needed to assist the caterer as servers in the evening. Black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

An orientation will be held the week prior to the event, but a date is not yet confirmed.

Contact: Grace Paget 408-314-8130 or gapaget@gmail.com

 

Central School Carnival Friday, April 6th, 2016 Central School

After School

 
Moose Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 8th 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

Relay For Life Saturday, May 14

Set-up:  Friday  from 4pm – 7pm

Saturday morning from 6am– 9am

Saturday, 10am– 11pm

Tear-down and clean-up:  Saturday 11pm until finished

Merrill F. West High School, quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave., Tracy)

 

Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down, staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set-up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed.

Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at jkthomassen@aol.com

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003