TLC Chatter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                         A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

 

Sept. 30, 2016                                                                                                                                          Vol. 9

Virginia’s Voice

 

It was a wonderful homecoming parade.  We loved every float, every costume, and every child who walked in the parade.  Most of all, we delighted in the participation we had from parents.  Thank you to all of you who helped build, decorate and support the floats.  It was truly a family event!

 

Misc. Announcements

THIS WEEKEND!!  We hope to see you out on the course!

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Picture Day

 

T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Oct. 4 – 8

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomorrow or Tuna Sandwich

Wed – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Beef or Bean and Cheese Nachos

Fri. – Beef Hamburger

 

 

T K

 

TK students are really enjoying the new grass in our play area! We are looking forward to the fall temperatures cooling down while we play.  The day of the Homecoming Parade was especially hot, but the students did a fantastic job walking the entire route in their adorable Timothy Mouse costumes.  We are so proud of them and hope they had as much fun as the teachers did! Thank you to everyone who participated in this special event with us!

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Primary Charter

 

What a fun week! Spirit week was so much fun and the parade was amazing! Thank you for all those who came out despite the heat. Events such as these help build lasting memories for us and our students. Again, thank you for your participation. Next Monday please encourage your student to wear all blue in support of our anti-bullying campaign.

 

Our first full week of fall is complete in Phase 1, but we are still looking for the change in weather!  Hopefully the next few weeks will bring cooler weather.  Phase 1 students had so much fun dressing up for Spirit Week.  It was great to see the three schools united in spirit.  The homecoming parade was a huge success!!!  Our phase 1 “elephants” did a great job walking behind our amazing float.  We had a great week learning about The Plains Indians.  We even got to pick a Native American name and learned all about how Tepees were made.  We are adding all our information and artifacts to our “Living Museum.”

 

 

Phase 2 students enjoyed our spirited homecoming week!  Our lions were so excited to walk in the parade!

We are continuing our unit on Native American tribes and our students are becoming research experts.  While all groups are making progress in math, please continue to work on math facts at home.  Multiplication.com is a helpful and fun site that includes math fact games for all four operations and it’s free!
Don’t forget, P1 will go to the library on Thursday and P3 will go the following week.

 

 

Discovery Charter

HOMECOMING:  Was amazing!!! Thank you to all of the students who participated in spirit week, all of the families who contributed by donating money, materials, time, and support, and to all of our staff members who helped make this week possible.  From TK through 12th grade, our campuses were filled with school spirt and pride.  What an amazing week!!!

 

**IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF THE PARADE – PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO MS. T –ttakeuchi@tracylc.net….she wants to create an album of pictures J

 

 

 

 

Spelling Bee:  Students in 4th through 6th grade will be given time on Friday’s to study with Ms. Rodieck and Mrs. Hawkins.  Any students interested in competing in the Bee, will be invited during lunch (5/6) and at 2:00 (4th). The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net

SCIENCE: A new unit will begin on Monday 09/03/16.  The topic is “FLOATING AND SINKING.”  The goal is to link prior knowledge of the properties of matter to what students will be learning in earth science.  This unit is taught through “inquiry.”  “Inquiry” will include many hands-on activities and labs.  This means (parents), you will not see quizzes or notes from science – you will see more lab related work.  At the end of the unit there will be a unit test, rather than smaller quizzes.  As the test date comes closer, students will be provided with “study notes.”  If you have questions, please email lpelaez@tracylc.net.

MONDAY AT UNITY – OUR TOP 5 DEN WINNERS…….

Mrs. Beckner and the                 Ms. T and the                   Ms. Rodieck & Ms. Pelaez        Ms. Zaca and the

MALAYAN TIGERS                     SiBERIAN TIGERS           SUMATRAN TIGERS                 BENGAL TIGERS

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Ms. T’s and Coach P’s  Daughter’s – our future Tigers!!

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SUPPORT OUR MIXED BAG FUNDRASIER – Now is a great time to buy grocery store bags, shopping totes, travel essentials, overnight bags, and more.  Catalogs offer holiday supplies, kitchen supplies and more. Students may collect money with orders OR they can tell friends and family to support us online at 222.mixedbagdesigns.com (the ID number for the fundraiser is 455944).  Purchasers can add the seller they are supporting (your child’s name).  Online orders are shipped directly to the purchaser.

PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.  THEIR AGENDA HOLDS DATES, HOMEWORK, PROJECTS, and other valuable information.

If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net (PE)

Coach P: mpenirian@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net (social studies, newspaper)

 

 

 

DHSP

 

 Thank you for all the hard work on getting our float together.  What a great week of school spirit!   We hope to see you at the game tonight supporting our Falcons!!

 

 

 

   

MHS

 

 

Community Service Fair

The Community Service Fair will be taking place on Thursday, October 6th. Over 20 non-profit organizations will be on campus to inform our students about upcoming community service opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to network with these organizations as well as sign up for opportunities in an effort to help our students complete their community service requirement.

 

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Free PSAT Prep Online by Kaplan

Kaplan’s free PSAT Prep Live starting this Saturday, October 1st.  During this program, Kaplan’s expert faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 livestreaming, one-hour lessons – all completely free. For more details and to register, please visit www.kaptest.com/PSATPrepLive. Families can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all 8 available sessions.
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The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:30am. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.

 

 

 

Community Service Opportunities

SSCO Day of the Dead Workshop: Saturday, October 8 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy…2 blocks into residential area by McDonald Park, intersection of 1st and Central) 10-12 Volunteers are needed to set-up tables, clean-up, decorate, and assist children at various hands-on workstations Contact: Anita McManus at 209-814-6580 or anitalou8@yahoo.com

 

Tracy Rampage: Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:00am-8:00pm 2 hour shifts 8am-10am is set up 10am-6pm is snack bar and 6pm-8pm is clean up. Please contact Melissa at 209-346-5305 or Melissa_sucrese@yahoo.com

 

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Last Chance: Join our MHS Golf Tournament

With all the sponsors and prizes in place, we still have a few spots left for our 2nd annual MHS golf tournament.  We will be waiving any late fees for anyone wishing to still enter.  Last year was a lot of fun with over 120 participants.  Don’t miss out!  Information and forms can be found in the front office.  We hope to see you out there this weekend!

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Sept. 23, 2016                                                                                                     Vol. 8

Virginia’s Voice

Next week is homecoming. I like to think it is important to us that we realize how much school is home.  We realize a partnership between parents and staff is critical for success. In addition, we know how much time we spend with students.  In fact, this is their school HOME.

Not only is it important for us to teach students academics, but it is critical we help form our future world citizens.  Students need knowledge, but they also need to learn to appreciate differences, respect law and order, and learn to collaborate and work well with others.  It is important that students realize the importance of doing their work responsibly and well.  They also need to learn how to respect the rights of others in the classroom so that things run smoothly without disruption.  This is what is necessary to become productive workers in the future.

So, next week when we celebrate homecoming, we are celebrating those who have graduated and are coming back to be reminded of the school HOME that helped foster learning with them, and to  unite and celebrate with  those now  being formed from Preschool through high school the Tracy Learning Center way.  We are proud of our TLC students and all that they accomplish, and we appreciate the support we receive from each family we serve.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Picture Day

 

T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)

 

 

Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan on volunteering in the classrooms this year must give the office a new contract and make sure his/her TB Test has been done within the last 4 years and have given the results to the office along with a copy of your California Driver’s License and Volunteer’s Contract.

Volunteers can begin volunteering after Sept. 12, 2016. Please make these arrangements with your child’s teachers.

 

 

Homecoming Parade – Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Dismissal Times

MHS 12 noon

T-K and PCS 2pm

DCS 2:30pm

All participants line up at 3pm

Parade starts at 3:30pm

 

There will not be any study clubs on this day but Kids (Snack) Club will be open.

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Sept. 26  – 30

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Sloppy Joes

Wed – Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs – Chicken Corn Dogs

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti

 

 

 

 

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It is hard to believe that Autumn is upon us. This school year has been absolutely Fantastic so far and is just flying by.

 

Primary Charter

 

All parents of PCS students who “walk up” to get their child from PCS carline must stand in single file lines behind the painted classroom number of your PCS student to keep this pick up process functioning correctly.  Thank you for your cooperation! 

 

Initial Phase

 

This week in Initial Phase, students have been talking about their 5 senses.  We have experimented with taste, sight, hearing, smell, and touch.  What a fun week!

 

Don’t forget, next week is our homecoming parade.  Students are parents are encouraged to attend.  In addition, students can walk in the parade behind our Primary float.  If your student wants to walk, please be at 6th and central by 3:00.  The parade starts at 3:30.

 

Next week is also Spirit Week!  Students are encouraged to to dress up each day of the week!  Here is our schedule:

 

Monday: Crazy Socks

Tuesday: Animal Day

Wednesday: Clown Day (EARLY RELEASE 2:00)

Thursday: Twin Day

Friday: Black and Gold

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

 

Phase 1

 

What amazing and awesome presentations we had in Phase 1!  Students presented their posters and dolls and shared their culture with their class.  We learned so much from each other.  We discovered many differences and similarities.  Next week we will begin our unit on Native Americans.  We have been talking a lot about Fall and are excited about the change of seasons.  We have also been tracking the weather.  This week we ended our first AR Goal period.  Congratulations to all the students that met their goal!!!  Many students came so close! Look for information to come home about the AR Party! Next week is Spirit Week and the Homecoming Day Parade!  PCS students will be dismissed at 2:00pm.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

All parents of PCS students who “walk up” to get their child from PCS carline must stand in single file lines behind the painted classroom number of your PCS student to keep this pick up process functioning correctly. Thank you for your cooperation! 

 

Phase Two

Wow!  What a great week!  Phase two students had a special visit from a Native American guest speaker!  Mr. Vallo shared with our students all about his life as a Native American.  Students learned Native American words, heard stories, songs, and saw many interesting Native American artifacts!  what a great addition to our Native American Unit!

 

Don’t forget Wednesday, September 28th is our homecoming parade!  PCS students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.  No Study Club will be offered.

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

HOMECOMING:  DISMISSAL on Wednesday, September 28th, DCS at 2:30 PM (Parade will be held downtown at 3:30.  ALL PARTICIPANTS are asked to be downtown at 3:00 PM)

  • SPIRIT WEEK is the week of September 26th:
    • Monday, September 26 – Character Day (dress like your favorite character)
    • Tuesday, September 27 – 80’s Day (big hair, neon, big bows…..)
    • Wednesday, September 28 – Circus Day (to follow theme of parade – early release 2:30)
    • Thursday, September 29 – Twin Day (dress up like one or more friends/peers. Den Wear or DCS Spirit wear)
    • Friday, September 30 – Den Day (Den Colors….really colorful….headbands, sunglasses, bracelets, socks…..)
    • ***Students who do not feel comfortable dressing up, can wear spirit shirts or den colors and earn points for participating.

 

Spelling Bee:  We have announced Spelling Bee dates and have provided students with their Spelling Bee word lists.  If your child has not expressed interest, and you would like them to join the Spelling Bee, have them talk to their Language Arts teacher.  The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net

 

MONDAY AT UNITY – OUR TOP 5 DEN WINNERS…….

Mrs. Beckner and the                 Ms. T and the                     Ms. Rodieck & Ms. Pelaez   Ms. Zaca and the

MALAYAN TIGERS                      SIBERIAN TIGERS              SUMATRAN TIGERS           BENGAL TIGERS

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SUPPORT OUR MIXED BAG FUNDRASIER – Now is a great time to buy grocery store bags, shopping totes, travel essentials, overnight bags, and more.  Catalogs offer holiday supplies, kitchen supplies and more. Students may collect money with orders OR they can tell friends and family to support us online at 222.mixedbagdesigns.com (the ID number for the fundraiser is 455944).  Purchasers can add the seller they are supporting (your child’s name).  Online orders are shipped directly to the purchaser.

PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.  THEIR AGENDA HOLDS DATES, HOMEWORK, PROJECTS, and other valuable information.

If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net (PE)

Coach P: mpenirian@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net (social studies, newspaper)

 

 

DHSP

 

It is hard to believe that Autumn is upon us. This school year has been absolutely Fantastic so far and is just flying by.

 

English:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is determined to master the use of pronouns and the diagramming of all verbals.  In addition, they are listening to music of the World War II time period and looking at art done during the same time.  The book being read is a hard look at war and how difficult it is to be in the infantry.  In addition to all of this, the class is practicing for the PSAT which will be given in January and continuing their work on essay writing and discussions in class.

 

This week we have been spending some time understanding the background history of our new novel Soldier X, adding more words to our ever expanding vocabulary, furthering our skills in diagramming, and practicing correct usage of our verb tenses. We are excited to continue our research into the history of WW2 while also examining the literature of the time period and how the authors and artists were reacting to it.

 

Leadership: Can’t wait for the Homecoming Parade to display all of the hard work everyone has put into this years float!!

Art:

For the last week of this Art Rotation, the students completed their Egyptian Scarab Art.  They are beautiful!  For our last two days, we worked on a One Point Perspective Landscape.

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes wrapped up their main Holocaust unit of study this week. The specific focus for the next month continues to be WWII, mostly focusing on the battles that shaped the course of history.

While Mrs. Wallace is away on Personal Leave she is thrilled to have Mr. Saldate take her classes. Mr. Saldate is one of the high school Learning Directors as well as a WWII expert. Welcome Mr. S.!!!!

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CJSF:

“On Wednesday, the members of DHSP’s California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) had an opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Ms. Macek, from the Women’s Center—Youth and Family Services for San Joaquin County. CJSF had previously organized a fundraiser to collect monetary donations for Serenity House, the women’s shelter here in Tracy. They raised $150 and were able to better understand directly from Ms. Macek the different ways their contribution and community service efforts would help the women and children served by this invaluable organization. We couldn’t be more proud of them!”

 

Math:

Algebra 2 is finishing up their unit on graphing and should be ready for a Congratulations to the Multiplication Challenge Winner and runner up.

David Martinez was the winner and Cameron Edwards was runner up.  The gentlemen showed great knowledge as well as sportsmanship.

 

SWO….is in full swing.  The students have had 3 due dates as of this writing:

1) definitions of the 3 words…cooperation, collaboration and competition

2) creative image that represents those three words

3) a typed paragraph explaining their image and how it represents the three terms

 

Students are given at least ONE HOUR every Wednesday during Math class. Please check with them to make sure they have met these deadlines.  Next Wednesday is a typed paragraph about themself….how good of a collaborator are they and what the student could do to improve in this area.

 

Mrs. Ulricksen will be returning on Monday, September 26th. I would like to thank the students and their parents for a great eight weeks.  Keep up the good work!  I will be checking up on you. Mrs. King

 

 

Spanish: We are now coming to the end of the Spanish class. We have covered many basic Spanish phrases such as greetings, the different ways of saying “How are you”, saying have fun in Spanish, wishing good luck to someone, how to say take care, well done, happy birthday, how to say welcome, how to say I’m sorry and excuse me, our family members in Spanish, basic objects that can be found in a classroom, and we are currently working on and finishing our translation project where the students must translate a Spanish poem or song from Spanish to English and recite it in class.

Washington D.C. 2017!!!

 

 

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It’s not too late to sign up for the 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 contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

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

Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. King   lking@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mrs. Ramirez aramirez@tracylc.net

Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your weekend.

                     

MHS

 

Millennium High School Homecoming

Monday, September 26th – Friday, September 30th 

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Spirit Week Days

Monday: Crazy Sock day/ Nest Color Day

Tuesday: Animal Print Day

Wednesday: Clown Day

Thursday: Conjoined Twin Day

Friday: Extreme Black and Gold Day

 

Homecoming Activities

Monday:

*Homecoming Rally: Homecoming Court Reveal

*Dodgeball Tournament Game: Saker vs Kestrel

Tuesday

*Dodgeball Tournament Game: Amur vs Peregrine

 

Wednesday: Early Release 12:30pm

*Homecoming Parade 3:30pm Downtown Tracy. Parade route begins at 6th Street and

Central Ave.

*Tailgate and Powderpuff Game 6:00pm Cost: $5 for General Admission $3 for Students

with ID

 

Thursday:

*Dodgeball Tournament Game: Winner of Monday’s Game vs Winner of Tuesday’s

Game

 

Friday:

*Dodgeball Tournament Game: Staff vs Winning Nest

*Football Game 7:00pm at Kimball High School vs Riverbank High School

*Homecoming Dance following game at MHS Gym until 11pm Cost: Free for MHS

Student $10.00 for guest pass.

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PSAT

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:30am. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.

 

Community Service Opportunities

Tracy Woman’s Club Bunch Bingo Game Day. When: September 24, 8:00am-4:00pm. Location: American Legion Hall 1960 N. Tracy Blvd. Volunteers needed to assist with event please wear black pants and a white top Call Patricia Munson to confirm you will be there 408-828-6106

 

Tracy Seniors Association Pancake Breakfast. When: September 24 7am-10am. Location: Tracy Applebees 8-10 students needed to serve- Serving attire required- black bottoms white top Students will be provided breakfast at event. Check in with Cindy.

 

Hearts of Harvest Foundation fundraising event at Dell’ Osso Farms. When: Saturday September 24th 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday clean-up 9:30am – 12:30pm. Location: 73 Stewart Road in Lathrop. Volunteers: 4 – 7 high school students to assist with serving dinner (from 6:30 – 9:30 pm) at our event – located at Dell’ Osso Family Farms / River Island Development offices www.heartsofharvest.org

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Sept. 16, 2016                                                                                                       Vol. 7

Virginia’s Voice

 

This has been a year for insights.  I have noticed that many students, especially in Primary, feel they have the right to say NO to a teacher or parent.  I, probably more than some parents, realize how hard it is to raise a child in a world that encourages entitlement, but we as parents need to help our children realize that authority matters and that they do not have the right to say no when asked to do something in class or at home.  It is wonderful if they want to share their opinions, but when it comes to things they are asked to do, they need to respond respectfully.  Children in a classroom who loudly tell a teacher NO when they are asked to do something, such as work, or following directions, the entire class suffers.  We all need to work on helping children realize authority matters.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Picture Day

T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)

 

Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan on volunteering in the classrooms this year must give the office a new contract and make sure his/her TB Test has been done within the last 4 years and have given the results to the office along with a copy of your California Driver’s License and Volunteer’s Contract.

Volunteers can begin volunteering after Sept. 12, 2016. Please make these arrangements with your child’s teachers.

 

Head Lice

We have had one known head lice case in Primary this year. Please check your students head and scalp regularly for any lice or nits. If you see any consistent scratching or rubbing of the scalp please give a very thorough exam. Necessary treatment must be given if there are any lice or nits (eggs) present. Students should not return to school until treatment is done. If you have any questions please consult a physician or pharmacist. We do not want the spread of these contagious subspecies.

 

Homecoming Parade – Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

 

Dismissal Times

MHS 12 noon

T-K and PCS 2pm

DCS 2:30pm

All participants line up at 3pm

Parade starts at 3:30pm

 

There will not be any study clubs on this day but Kids (snack) Club will be open.

 

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Sept. 19  – 23

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Mac n Cheese

Thurs – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

 

T K

 

Under Construction!  This week our TK students were inside all week long as our backyard/play area was getting a makeover!  We had indoor recess and PE ensuring students still got plenty of exercise and play.  Students got their exercise in class with the PE coaches by doing daily stretches, learning new dance moves, and even doing yoga!  We will be excited to get moving outside again after the new yard area is completed.

 

Homecoming is quickly approaching! Information on how TK students can participate was sent home this week.  Please email the teachers if you have any questions.  Remember, there is early dismissal on Wednesday, September 28 at 2pm to prepare for the Homecoming Parade.  We hope to see you all there!

 

Primary Charter

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In Initial Phase students this week students have been exploring weather and appropriate dress for the weather, length and weight, math vocabulary such as before and after, blending sounds together to read and make words, nouns and verbs, and classifying objects.  Phew!  So much learning and so little time!  We are also preparing for our Homecoming parade and Spirit Week.  Have a safe and well rested weekend because there is more learning ahead!

 

Phase 1 learns about culture and diversity!!  What a great week we had learning about so many different cultures, traditions, beliefs, and customs.  Thank you to all the parents that came in and taught us about their culture.  We got to see traditional clothing, sample traditional food, and see beautiful pictures and posters.  We felt like we were in a different country every day!!  In Writer’s Workshop we have begun our opinion writing.  Students will go through the entire writing process before completing their final draft.  We can’t wait to see their finished work.

 

This week in phase 2 we learned more about Native Americans and different tribes.  We will have a special guest speaker from a local tribe come and give a presentation next week.  We are excited to hear about Native American life firsthand.

Every month phase 2 teachers will pick three outstanding 4th graders from each class to be our Leadership students for the month.  We started this week and our special 4th graders have a very important job this month.  They are creating our school cheer that we say every morning at Unity!  We will pick new Leadership students every month and there will be a different job for them every month.  We know they will do an amazing job!

 

Don’t forget Wednesday, September 28th is our Homecoming Parade!  PCS students will be dismissed early that day – 2:00p.m.  No Study Club will be offered.

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

HOMECOMING:  DISMISSAL on Wednesday, September 28th, DCS at 2:30 PM (Parade will be held downtown at 3:30.  ALL PARTICIPANTS are asked to be downtown at 3:00 PM)

  • SPIRIT WEEK is the week of September 26th:
    • Monday, September 26 – Character Day (dress like your favorite character)
    • Tuesday, September 27 – 80’s Day (big hair, neon, big bows…..)
    • Wednesday, September 28 – Circus Day (to follow theme of parade – early release 2:30)
    • Thursday, September 29 – Twin Day (dress up like one or more friends/peers. Den Wear or DCS Spirit wear)
    • Friday, September 30 – Den Day (Den Colors….really colorful….headbands, sunglasses, bracelets, socks…..)
    • ***Students who do not feel comfortable dressing up, can wear spirit shirts or den colors and earn points for participating.

DCS Girls basketball tryouts were held on Wednesday and Thursday.  Athletics are a great way to spend extra-curricular time.  Through sports, your child will learn team work, friendly competition, strategies, collaboration, and a sense of pride.  Students found out who was invited to be part of the 2016-17 Discovery Charter School Tiger Basketball team on Friday.

Science Olympiad: 6th grade students interested in participating in this year’s Science Olympiad took a science test this week.  Ms. Pelaez reviewed the tests and students have been informed of the results.  The next step for 5th and 6th grade Science Olympiad hopefuls is to complete and return the application which will be distributed next week.  We are looking forward to practices and the Science Olympiad event!

 

Spelling Bee:  We have announced Spelling Bee dates and have provided students with their Spelling Bee word lists.  If your child has not expressed interest, and you would like them to join the Spelling Bee, have them talk to their Language Arts teacher.  The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net

 

MONDAY AT UNITY – OUR TOP 5 DEN WINNERS…….

Mrs. Beckner and the                 Ms. T and the                               Ms. Rodieck & Ms. Pelaez        Ms. Zaca and the

 

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NEW EXPLORATION CLASSES – Exploration classes moved this week.  Mrs. Beckner’s AP class and Mr. Zepeda’s band class will remain together for the entire year.  All other classes move every 7 weeks (or so).  Ask your child which class they are in now.  Leadership (Ms. T) will be working on homecoming floats; Newspaper (Ms. Zaca) will learn to interview people and write articles from those interviews; Movement and Dance (Coach C/Mrs. Hawkins class) (2 different classes) where students will learn dances, meditation, aerobics, and the importance of stretching; Genius Hour where students will choose a project and will invite parents and peers to show what they have learned; Spanish (Mr. Gomar/Ms. Pelaez) where students will learn basic Spanish words.

 

Using lemons, students write on paper.  Once over the flame of a fire, their writing appears. Science is amazing!!

 

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SUPPORT OUR MIXED BAG FUNDRASIER – Now is a great time to buy grocery store bags, shopping totes, travel essentials, overnight bags, and more.  Catalogs offer holiday supplies, kitchen supplies and more. Students may collect money with orders OR they can tell friends and family to support us online at 222.mixedbagdesigns.com (the ID number for the fundraiser is 455944).  Purchasers can add the seller they are supporting (your child’s name).  Online orders are shipped directly to the purchaser.

PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.  THEIR AGENDA HOLDS DATES, HOMEWORK, PROJECTS, and other valuable information.

If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net (PE)

Coach P: mpenirian@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net (social studies, newspaper)

 

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English:

The English 78B class is on fire.  We have completed our first novel, have learned many literary techniques and have learned so much more about the world during World War II.  We have listened to music of the times, looked at posters and art, propaganda from the side of the Americans and the Germans.  PSAT testing is getting easier and writing has improved a great deal.

 

This week in Ms. Langston’s Language Arts, we are honing our persuasive essay writing skills, advancing in diagramming, working on perfect tense, and adding to our growing vocabulary.

 

Leadership: Float building continues!!!

 

Art:

The Art Elective Class has finished up two more projects.  One is a ceramic Fantasy Castle, using the slab method of construction.  The other is a portrait of a Mad Scientist drawn with charcoal and chalk pastel.  Both pieces of art were very well done by the students.

 

Math:

Algebra 2 is finishing up their unit on graphing and should be ready for a test next week.

Algebra 1 is wrapping up their inequalities unit and will be testing next week

 

Intro to Algebra is starting to add and subtract fractions.  We continue to practice our basic math skills with our War card games

Spanish: This week we finished the section on Spanish high frequency words, and we also learned sport names in Spanish. Next week we will be learning about the use of Tu (You/informal) and Usted (You/formal).

P.E.

Football Friday Kickoff!

Friday, September 16th, was Football Friday! Most students showed their spirit by wearing NFL, College, or pop Warner Jersey/attire. Some students chose to wear their since it was a DEN day!

          Washington D.C. 2017!!!

 

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It’s not too late to sign up for the 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 contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

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

Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. King   lking@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mrs. Ramirez aramirez@tracylc.net

Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter September 16, 2016

 

Midterms are next week!! Please see the following Midterm Schedule. Please note the early release times.

 

 

Wednesday Sept 21           ENGLISH                                            SOCIAL STUDIES

TEST ROOM and PROCTOR (s)

This is where students should go to test

8-10

 

10-10:30

Break

10:30-12:30

 

M1

Reyes/Mrs. S

ENGLISH 4 –  Saldate/Reyes

Period 1 and 2

  WORLD HISTORY – Mr. Singh

Period 3

M2

Mr. S /Singh

ENGLISH 2 – Mrs. Saldate

Period 5

  GOV & ECON– Saldate/Singh

Period 1 and 2

M3

Muscarello

ENGLISH 2 – Mrs. Saldate

Period 7

  WORLD HISTORY – Mr. Singh

Period 8

M4

Snyder

ENGLISH 3 – Mrs. Saldate

Period 8

  OPEN
M5

Tariku

ENGLISH 3 – Ms. Lamanna

Period 4

  GEOGRAPHY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 2

M6

Griffin

ENGLISH 3 – Ms. Lamanna

Period 6

  GEOGRAPHY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 1

M7

Woods

ENGLISH 3 – Ms. Lamanna

Period 2

  GEOGRAPHY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 5

M8

Shotwell

ENGLISH 1 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 3

  GEOGRAPHY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 8

M9

Lamanna

ENGLISH 2 – Ms. Lamanna

Period 3

  U.S. HISTORY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 3

M10

Ernst

ENGLISH 1 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 2

  GEOGRAPHY – Mr. Saldate

Period 6

M11

Dominguez

OPEN   Open
M12

Holmes

ENGLISH 1 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 6

  Open
M13

Young

ENGLISH 3 – Ms. Lamanna

Period 8

  WORLD HISTORY – Mr. Singh

Period 7

M14

Bengson

ENGLISH 1 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 7

  U.S. HISTORY – Mr. Shotwell

Period 7

M15

Brown

ENGLISH 2 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 1

  Open
M16

De La Torre

 ENGLISH 2 – Mrs. Ernst

Period 8

  Open

 

 

Thursday September 22           MATH                                                 SCIENCE

TEST ROOM and PROCTOR (s)

This is where students should go to test

8-10

 

10-10:30

Break

10:30-12:30

 

M1

Reyes/Mrs. S

PRE CALCULUS – Mrs. Bengson

Periods 3, 6, and 8

  FORENSIC SCIENCE

Ms. Dominguez Periods 2 & 3

M2

Mr. S/Singh

INTRO TO ALG – Mrs. Aleman

Periods 4,6,7,and 8

  FORENSIC SCIENCE

Ms. Dominguez Periods 6 & 7

M3

Muscarello

CONCEPTUAL MATH

MR. Muscarello

Period 8

  CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

Ms. Holmes – Period 8

M4

Snyder

ALGEBRA 1 – Mrs. Aleman

Period 1

  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Ms. Holmes – Period 3

M5

Tariku

ALGEBRA 2 – Mr. Tariku

Period 6

  EARTH SCIENCE

Ms. Dominguez – Period 4

M6

Griffin

CALCULUS – Mrs. Griffin

Periods 3 and 4

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 2

M7

Woods

ALGEBRA 2 – Mrs. Bengson

Period 1

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 3

M8

Shotwell

ALGEBRA 1

Mr. Muscarello Period 3

Mr. Tariku Period 8

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 6

M9

Lamanna

FINANCE MATH

Mr. Snell – Period 3

  CHEMISTRY

Mr. Asfir – Period 5

M10

Ernst

ALGEBRA 2

Mrs. Bengson – Period 4

Mr. Tariku – Period 2

  CHEMISTRY

Mr. Asfir – Period 6

M11

Dominguez

GEOMETRY

Mr. Muscarello  Periods 4 & 8

  CHEMISTRY

Mr. Asfir – Period 1

M12

Holmes

CONCEPTUAL MATH

Ms. Holmes – Period 2

  CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

Ms. Holmes – Period 1

M13

Young

ALGEBRA 2

Mr. Tariku – Period 3

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 1

M14

Bengson

GEOMETRY

Mr. Muscarello – Period 1

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 7

M15

Brown

GEOMETRY

Mr. Muscarello – Period 6

  CHEMISTRY

Mr. Asfir – Period 8

M16

De La Torre

ALGEBRA 1

Mrs. Aleman – Period 2

  BIOLOGY

Mr. Copass – Period 4

 

Friday September 23              LANGUAGES                      LIFE SKILLS/MAKE UP TESTS

TEST ROOM and PROCTOR (s)

This is where students should go to test

8-10

 

10-10:30

Break

10:30-12:30

 

M1

Reyes/Mrs. S

OPEN   LIFE SKILLS

Mrs. Saldate – Period 6

M2

Mr.S

Singh

OPEN   LIFE SKILLS

Mrs. Grant – Periods 2 and 4

M3

Muscarello

SPANISH 1

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 3

  LIFE SKILLS

Mrs. Grant – Period 3

M4

Snyder

OPEN   OPEN
M5

Tariku

OPEN   MATH CLASS MAKE UP ROOM
M6

Griffin

OPEN   OPEN
M7

Woods

SPANISH 1

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 7

  LIFE SKILLS
Mr. Woods – Period 1
M8

Shotwell

SPANISH 1

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 8

  SOCIAL STUDIES MAKE UP ROOM
M9

Lamanna

SPANISH 2

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 1

  OPEN
M10

Ernst

SPANISH 2

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 4

  ENGLISH MAKE UP ROOM
M11

Dominguez

SPANISH 2

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 6

  OPEN
M12

Holmes

SPANISH 3

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 1

  SCIENCE MAKE UP ROOM
M13

Young

SPANISH 3

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 2

  OPEN
M14

Bengson

SPANISH 3

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 5

  OPEN
M15

Brown

SPANISH 1

Mrs. De La Torre – Period 6

  LIFE SKILLS

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 8

M16

De La Torre

C and C

Ms. Fields-Brown – Period 7

  OPEN

 

Construction Careers Trades Fair and Delta College Field Trip

Construction Careers Trades Fair and Delta College Field Trip was today. Student enjoyed their experience of the construction trades as well as their tour of three Career Technical Careers Nursing, Culinary and Electron Microscopy programs at Delta College.

 

PSAT

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:30am. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.

 

Community Service Opportunities

Tracy Buccs – September 17th, 2016 Tracy High School – 4 student volunteers for help between the hours of 7am to 12pm and another 4 between the hours of 1pm and 6pm. Contact: Contact Marlene – buccsvolunteers@yahoo.com

 

City of Tracy- Youth Advisory Commission Park Clean Up- Saturday, September 17, at 8:30am Hoyt Park – Tracy. Please contact Justin Geibig if you have any questions.

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Sept. 9, 2016                                                                                                                                             Vol. 6

Virginia’s Voice

In a recent discussion in my English 78 class, we talked about the pros and cons of receiving free college education.  There were mixed ideas about such a thing.  However, what it really made us realize is that all Americans have access to a free education for thirteen or fourteen years.  We all realized that it is imperative that we make the most of that gift and that in the end it can lead to scholarships that will pay for some of college.  I wondered how many of our students actually appreciate the gift of a free education and all that it offers.  Then I thought about the plight of the inner city students who have no choice of the schools they attend.  I can just imagine, for example, what a school in Chicago must be like.  Imagine having no choice and no ability to decide to go to a private school.  That was when I also appreciate the ability to have charter schools as alternatives.  I agree, all charter schools are not equal, but they are a choice.  I wondered how many of our students realize what a privilege it is to have access to a free education and a choice!

Misc. Announcements

 

Picture Day

T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)

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Old River Golf Course

18007 S. MacArthur Drive

Tracy CA

 Interested in becoming a sponsor

OR

Registering as a participant??

 

Email Coach KV at kvigil@tracylc.net for more information. Deadline for sign-ups have been extended to next Friday September 16th!

 

 

Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan on volunteering in the classrooms this year must give the office a new contract and make sure his/her TB Test has been done within the last 4 years and have given the results to the office along with a copy of your California Driver’s License and Volunteer’s Contract.

Volunteers can begin volunteering after Sept. 12, 2016. Please make these arrangements with your child’s teachers.

 

Head Lice

We have had one known head lice case in Primary this year. Please check your students head and scalp regularly for any lice or nits. If you see any consistent scratching or rubbing of the scalp please give a very thorough exam. Necessary treatment must be given if there are any lice or nits (eggs) present. Students should not return to school until treatment is done. If you have any questions please consult a physician or pharmacist. We do not want the spread of these contagious subspecies.

 

Homecoming Parade – Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Dismissal Times

MHS 12 noon

T-K and PCS 2pm

DCS 2:30pm

 

All participants line up at 3pm

Parade starts at 3:30pm

There will not be any study clubs on this day but Kids (snack) Club will be open.

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Sept. 12  – 16

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Teriyaki Meatballs

Wed – Beef Lasagne

Thurs – Beef or Bean Burritos

Fri. – Beef or Veggie Burgers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We would love to have volunteers in our classroom!  If you would like to volunteer in our TK class and you have not turned in the required paperwork, please let the teachers know.  We will be sending home a schedule on Monday to set up times for you to come in and help in our room!

 

TLC’s Homecoming is fast approaching!  Please read the newsletter for important information regarding TK and homecoming week! We are excited to be building a float and participating in the homecoming parade.  The homecoming parade will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:30.  Students will be dismissed from TK that day at 2:00pm.  Please make arrangements for your child for this early dismissal day!

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

 

This week in Initial Phase, students have been exploring weather and our new science program Koantum.  We have explored appropriate dress, thermometers, and seasons.  Primary Spirit wear came home this week.  We like to show school spirit every Friday by wearing school spirit wear or blue. In addition, we have a “special” spirit day the FIRST FRIDAY of each month.  Look for the entire year’s schedule in this weeks green folder.  Finally, parent volunteers start on Monday.  We had a lot of parents sign up.  So, we conducted a lottery for trimester 1 volunteers.  If you did not get a spot, don’t worry, we will draw again in Trimester 2. Have a well deserved, relaxing weekend.

Phase 1

Phase 1 students had another great learning week!  They had a lot of fun making their recipe books with rice recipes from different countries.  They also learned a lot of fun and interesting facts about those countries.  Ask your student what their favorite country is and try cooking that rice dish!  Students practiced counting, adding, and subtracting money by shopping in the student store.  They love spending their hard earned money!  Other things we have been learning about include: verbs and verb tenses, properties of addition, and writing super sentences, Next spirit day theme will be Farmer Day on October 7th.  Start planning now!  Please make sure to check your student’s folder for more upcoming events.

 

Phase Two

Phase two students continue to do a great job!  In Social Studies, students began their Native American research projects.  In groups, students will be researching a California Native American tribe and putting together a project / presentation.  Ask your student all about it!

 

This week, P3 had a great time walking to the library!  It will be P8’s turn on Thursday, September 15th.

 

Please remember that parent volunteers will begin on Monday, September 12th.  You will receive more information in your green folders.

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

Students came back from their three day weekend ready to work! In our 4 days, we worked on many concepts.  Please talk to your child to find out what they are working on, and what they are learning.

Science Olympiad: 6th grade students interested in participating in this year’s Science Olympiad must take a test during lunch on Tuesday, September 13th in order to be considered for the team.  If there are more applicants, than spaces, the score on the test will be used to determine starter vs. alternate positions.

SCIENCE CAMP TICKET FUNDRAISER CONTINUES! – Ask your child about the Science Camp fund raiser!!!  Your child has been asked to sell raffle tickets at the price of $10.00 each.  100% of the money will go towards science camp with one lucky “Free Science Camp For A Week” winner.  ALL MONIES NEED TO BE TURNED IN BY SEPTEMBER 13th.  The raffle will be held soon after – Please sell as many tickets as possible.  SAVE THE DATE: Children will leave for science camp on Monday, January 9th. Any science camp questions should be emailed to Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net.

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Spelling Bee:  We have announced Spelling Bee dates and have provided students with their Spelling Bee word lists.  If your child has not expressed interest, and you would like them to join the Spelling Bee, have them talk to their Language Arts teacher.  The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net

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On Wednesday, our unity was filled with music from the 40’s as Discovery High School Prep students showcased Coach C’s  Swing Dance.  Student’s in Discovery High School Prep and Discovery Charter School are learning about WWII.  They are learning about WWII history, art, dance, and the changes that the war brought to people all over the world.    

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PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.  THEIR AGENDA HOLDS DATES, HOMEWORK, PROJECTS, and other valuable information.

HOMECOMING:  Homecoming is coming fast.  Your child received a parent volunteer slip.  If you can volunteer time, supplies, or funds for our float, please complete the form.  If you have questions, contact Ms. T at ttakeuchi@tracylcnet

If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net (PE)

Coach P: mpenirian@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net (social studies, newspaper)

 

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English:

English 78 We have completed our first month and our first novel.  Number the Stars was a good introduction to Pentathlon and to World War II.  We enjoyed the book and the historical information we gained as a result of this historical fiction book.  In addition to reading, we are working on PSAT practice, vocabulary mastery, descriptive and functional grammar and of course writing and discussion.

The average in this challenging class is improving as students gain skills and work on improving.

 

This week in Ms. Langston’s Language Arts, we are honing our persuasive essay writing skills, advancing in diagramming, introducing perfect tense, and adding to our growing vocabulary.

 

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Leadership: Float building continues!!!

 

Art:

The Art Elective Class has finished up two more projects.  One is a ceramic Fantasy Castle, using the slab method of construction.  The other is a portrait of a Mad Scientist drawn with charcoal and chalk pastel.  Both pieces of art were very well done by the students.

Math:

Algebra 2 is finishing up their unit on graphing and should be ready for a test next week.

 

Algebra 1 is wrapping up their inequalities unit and will be testing next week

 

Intro to Algebra is starting to add and subtract fractions.  We continue to practice our basic math skills with our War card games

P.E.

Football Friday Kickoff!

Next Friday, September 16th, is Football Friday! We are asking all students to show their spirit in wearing any NFL, College, or pop Warner Jersey/attire. If students do not have any football jersey/attire then Den colors will count since it is a DEN day!

          Washington D.C. 2017!!!

 

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It’s not too late to sign up for the 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 contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

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

Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. King   lking@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mrs. Ramirez aramirez@tracylc.net

Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

                     

MHS

 

Last Chance!! Field Trip Opportunity for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Construction Careers Trades Fair and Delta College Field Trip will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016. Students will have the opportunity to experience first hands many construction trades as well as view three different Career Technical Careers such as Nursing, Automotive, Culinary, Electron Microscopy, etc. programs at Delta College.

 

PSAT

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:30am. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.

 

Community Service Opportunities

Tracy Buccs – September 10th, 2016 Kimball High School – 4 student volunteers for help between the hours of 7am to 12pm and another 4 between the hours of 1pm and 6pm. Contact: Contact Marlene – buccsvolunteers@yahoo.com

 

Other News

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application. Give Every Child A Chance is a tutoring/mentoring program that needs volunteer tutors too!  If you are interested in tutoring 7th-12th grade students here at Tracy Learning Center for two community service hours a week (which can go toward a block letter!).

 


 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Sept. 2, 2016                                                                                              Vol. 5

Virginia’s Voice

 It is the start of September and we have settled into our new school year.  The children and the teachers are doing well.  We believe this is one of our best years.

One of the things we work on is helping our students to have pride.  Pride in the work that they do and n themselves.  We award good work and effort with recognition and praise.  We help students who need support to be successful so that everyone can feel pride.

We also work on having student have pride in our facility.  Yes, it may be old, and not the prettiest facility in the area, but it is ours and we value it. Our classrooms are decorated and cared for with paint and they are cleaned daily.

Most of all, we help our students to learn the importance of respect for one another and the staff.  It is important that students are kind and considerate of each other and that they learn to respect differences.  Many visitors to our schools note how respectful our students are.  We appreciate the compliment, but we also know we work hard to achieve it.  

Misc. Announcements

 

Picture Day

T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)

 

Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan on volunteering in the classrooms this year must give the office a new contract and make sure his/her TB Test has been done within the last 4 years and have given the results to the office along with a copy of your California Driver’s License and Volunteer’s Contract.

Volunteers can begin volunteering after Sept. 12, 2016. Please make these arrangements with your child’s teachers.

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Sept. 5  – 9

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Grilled Cheese

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

Millennium Athletics

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday October 2nd 2016

           10:00 a.m.                                                    $60 Single

               Shotgun                                                     $225 Team

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Old River Golf Course

18007 S. MacArthur Drive

Tracy CA

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor

OR

Registering as a participant??

 

Email Coach KV at kvigil@tracylc.net for more information

 

 

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This week in TK we had our first Birthday Party!

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Transitional Kindergarten is unique in that students all enter the program being four years old and turn five by December 2. With so many students celebrating birthdays in a short amount of time, we have a monthly birthday party to celebrate! This week we celebrated our August Birthdays by making birthday crowns, singing, and of course eating cupcakes! This is a fun tradition in our classroom. Thank you to all of the birthday parents who attended and donated to this special event!

 

 

Primary Charter

 

This week in Initial Phase students have really found their way.  We are so proud of our students.  Lessons are well on their way and students are learning about capitals at the beginning of a sentence, punctuation, verbs, subitizing, and comparing numbers.  We are excited about all the learning that is taking place and we know they will continue to grow and meet our high expectations!

 

We have a lot of sick kiddos.  Please remember: DO NOT send your child to school until they are fever free for 24 hours. This means WITHOUT medication.

 

Phase 1 students had a fantastic learning week!  In Social Studies we began our amazing unit on Everybody Cooks Rice.  It was so fun to see how alike and different we all can be.  We even got to sample some different types of rices from different parts of the world.  It was also very exciting seeing all the students in their spirit wear.  Football season has begun and we are definitely showing our spirit.  Next week in Writer’s Workshop we will begin opinion writing.  Can’t wait to see how creative our students are!

 

Phase 2 classes have started their monthly library trips!  This week P1 enjoyed their library day.  P3 will go next week and P8 will go the following week.  We will continue this rotation every month.  Please remember that students are responsible for returning their own books!  P1 students, your books are due on September 22nd.

 

If you have any coupon fundraiser booklets, please return them to your student’s teacher.  Thank you to all that sold books and returned them.  Have a happy and safe 3 day weekend!!!

 

Discovery Charter

Discovery Charter School teachers are happy with student behavior and progress.  This year students are earning more positive points, and less negative points which means fewer lunch detentions.  Our sixth grade students are terrific role models for our fifth grade students.  Our fifth grade students are learning quickly and are earning positive points for their dens.  We appreciate their positive outlook and their desire to become dynamic, knowledgeable students.

We are working hard in the classroom and beyond……below you will read about our many happenings.

DCS SLEEPOVER – From Friday, September 9th at 6:00 PM to Saturday September 10th at 8:00 AM, students can spend the night with their teachers, play neon games, dance in the gym, create art, watch movies, hang out with friends, eat, relax, laugh, and enjoy a night at school.  Your child has a permission slip which is due on Wednesday, September 7th –  Cost for the sleepover – $30.00 for a child staying from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM; if a child wants to stay from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM cost is $40.00; if a child does not want to spend the night, and would like to come spend some time with us, the cost is $20.00 per student (from 6:00 PM until midnight).  Please contact Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net or Ms. T ttakeuchi@tracylc.net with any questions!!! We hope to have many children – let us keep your child for the night…c2

 

Thank you for your support: Our fundraiser requesting new items for Case for Kids was a great success.  We had over 1,000 items donated to include clothing, toiletries, school items, stuffed animals, blankets, shoes, and miscellaneous items.  We cannot THANK YOU enough.  Below you will see pictures of the much needed donated items.  Ms. T’s heart is filled with joy!!! Because of you, we will touch many children in need.

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PIZZA NIGHT!!! Your support was overwhelming and appreciated.

SCIENCE CAMP TICKET FUNDRAISER CONTINUES! – Ask your child about the Science Camp fund raiser!!!  Your child has been asked to sell raffle tickets at the price of $10.00 each.  100% of the money will go towards science camp with one lucky “Free Science Camp For A Week” winner.  Please sell as many tickets as possible.  SAVE THE DATE: Children will leave for science camp on Monday, January 9th. Any science camp questions should be emailed to Ms. Pelaez at lpelaez@tracylc.net.

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Spelling Bee:  We have announced Spelling Bee dates and have provided students with their Spelling Bee word lists.  If your child has not expressed interest, and you would like them to join the Spelling Bee, have them talk to their Language Arts teacher.  The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net or Mrs. Hawkins shawkins@tracylc.net

 

MONDAY AT UNITY – OUR TOP 5 DEN WINNERS…….

MALAYAN DEN (3rd place)         SUMATRAN DEN (4th place)   SIBERIAN DEN (2nd place)        BENGAL DEN (1st place)

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A VIEW INTO PE:

In PE, Coach Lopez, Coach P, and Coach Williams have students competing in games, working as teams, running the mile, and learning rules about the various games they play. Students enjoy building skills, competing, and learning new games. They take great pride in their learning and efforts.

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 Math students work together in Ms. T’s class. They learn new concepts through games and discussion.

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STUDY CLUB – Monday through Thursday $5.00 a session.  Homework help, assistance with organizing backpacks, and access to computers when needed.  Contact Ms. Rodieck with questions, lrodieck@tracylc.net.

 

PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA.  THEIR AGENDA HOLDS DATES, HOMEWORK, PROJECTS, and other valuable information.

HOMECOMING:  Homecoming is coming fast.  Your child received a parent volunteer slip.  If you can volunteer time, supplies, or funds for our float, please complete the form.  If you have questions, contact Ms. T at ttakeuchi@tracylcnet

If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net (PE)

Coach P: mpenirian@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net (PE)

Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net (social studies, newspaper)

 

 

DHSP

 

Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:

 

 

Take a peek inside some of the classes to see what is taking place there:

English 78 We have completed our first month and our first novel.  Number the Stars was a good introduction to Pentathlon and to World War II.  We enjoyed the book and the historical information we gained as a result of this historical fiction book.  In addition to reading, we are working on PSAT practice, vocabulary mastery, descriptive and functional grammar and of course writing and discussion.

The average in this challenging class is improving as students gain skills and work on improving.

 

Science:

In science we explored the concept of inertia. The challenge was to get the penny (coins) into the cup without lifting the card and only touching the card with one finger. Kids had a great time!

 

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Social Studies:

The Social Studies classes are learning about Anne Frank. We have begun to watch a fantastic movie called, Anne Frank The Whole Story. There is a lot of wonderful discussion taking place in the classrooms.

 

Leadership: Float building has begun!!!

 

Art:

In Art Elective, the students viewed the artwork of Marc Allante, and then created their own version of his well known “drip” paintings. Super messy, but fun!

 

Spanish:

This week we finished learning about food names and how to order a meal in Spanish, and next we will be starting to learn animal names, weather, and telling time in Spanish.

          Washington D.C. 2017!!!

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It’s not too late to sign up for the 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 contact Mrs. Wallace at dwallace@tracylc.net for assistance.

 

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

Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. King   lking@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mrs. Ramirez aramirez@tracylc.net

Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your three day weekend.

 

                     

MHS

Tracy Learning Center will be participating in the Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge

 

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Charter Chatter September 2, 2016

 

Field Trip Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

Construction Careers Trades Fair and Delta College Field Trip will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016. Students will have the opportunity to experience first hands many construction trades as well as view three different Career Technical Careers such as Nursing, Automotive, Culinary, Electron Microscopy, etc. programs at Delta College.

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PSAT

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. More details will be included in next week’s chatter addressing the cost and further details about the testing day. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.

 

Career Ed

Millennium High School would like to thank our wonderful visitors we had in Career Ed this week Nancy McDonald from FIDM, Cindy Salinas from CSU East Bay, and ASVAB Interpreters. If you or anyone you know has an interesting job and would be willing to be a speaker for the class please contact Ms. A in the counseling office at 209-627-8299 or at sarganbright@tracylc.net.

 

Community Service Opportunities

Tracy Buccs – September 3rd, 2016 Kimball High School – 4 student volunteers for help between the hours of 7am to 12pm and another 4 between the hours of 1pm and 6pm. Contact: Contact Marlene – buccsvolunteers@yahoo.com

 

Other News

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application. Give Every Child A Chance is a tutoring/mentoring program that needs volunteer tutors too!  If you are interested in tutoring 7th-12th grade students here at Tracy Learning Center for two community service hours a week (which can go toward a block letter!).