Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Feb. 24, 2017                                                                                                                           Vol.27

Virginia Stewart

Special congratulations this week to the Discovery students in grades 5 and 6.  They did an outstanding job researching, creating tri-boards and explaining careers they are interested in pursuing.  I was so impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm.  Many parents came to visit the exhibits both days and the compliments were incredible.  Bravo for a great SWO project with great support from the teachers.

 

Misc. Announcements

TLC Safety Committee

This week our parent/staff safety committee met to discuss some concerns we had as well as talk about how we might improve student safety at TLC.  Several topics were addressed and we are implementing some changes that we think will help make our school a better place to learn.

  • Our team was able to find a contractor to redesign the main entrance that would allow us to funnel visitors through the front office.  We will be installing dual gates that allow us to secure the campus during school hours as well as meet the requirements for emergency campus access (ie an ambulance etc.) and maintain access for those with disabilities.
  • Several parents have asked if they could assist in carline duties.  We had many concerns brought up about student safety during drop off and pick up.  As a school, we will continue to find ways to make the carline more efficient and parents can help with this.  Beginning March 1st, we will have parent safety ambassadors in front of the school from 7:30 – 8:45 in bright yellow vests to help students coming to school.  If you are able to help, please email our committee at: tlcsafety@tracylc.net.  Even once a week would be a big help.
  • Along with teachers and parents helping with carline we discussed the need for drivers and pedestrians to PLEASE obey traffic rules.  Many parents were concerned about the students who run across the street in the mornings and afternoons. It is extremely important we use the crosswalks to a avoid a horrible situation.
  • Finally we talked about students being safe of campus and the main concern was bathrooms.  We have added several new cameras on campus to watch what happens outside the bathroom and the drinking fountains.  The front office has a monitor that allows them to quickly act if they see student messing around as well as aide us when a student reports vandalism in the bathroom.

A BIG thank you to those parents who participated in the meeting and to the staff who were willing to help us keep our students safe.  If anyone ever has any concerns, we want to hear them. tlcsafety@tracylc.net

 

Spring Break

Begins Monday Apr. 10th and students return to school on Monday, April 24, 2017

 

Primary AM Drop Off

Just a reminder –  PCS students should not be dropped off before 7:45am. There is no supervision and very cold at this time.

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

Audition Forms are available now through January 26th. Auditions will be held the week of January 30 beginning at 4PM. Pick up your form in the Counseling Office, Front Office or from your homeroom teacher. Show Date & Location: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

**Proceeds from the show benefit the class of 2017**

Stephanie Arganbright

Counseling Assistant/ Community Service Coordinator

Millennium High School

51 E. Beverly Place

Tracy, CA 95376

209-627-8299

sarganbright@tracylc.net

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We cannot say THANK YOU enough to all those who helped make our Crab Feed fundraiser a success.  You are amazing and our students benefit from your generosity and hard work.

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Annual Jog-A-Thon

The jog-a-thon is going school wide this year! With that said, I am in need of more sponsors. If you are a business owner and would like to advertise your company on our race day shirts, please contact me at kvigil@tracylc.net. I will get you more information on how you can become a proud sponsor of this great fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support!

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/27 – 3/3

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tator Tots

Thurs –Beef and Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

 

Pre K

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T K

 

This week in TK students became scientists! They got to explore several different scientific tools and loved making their own predictions and observations while using the tools. They experimented with magnets and measurement, and examined if objects would sink or float. Students recorded and shared the observations they made.

 

This fun science week concluded with a special visit from our very own Millennium Falcon Scientists! The students loved this special visit and can’t wait for these incredible scientists to come back again!

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Primary Charter

 

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Kicks off Monday, February 27, 2017
Students can begin recording their minutes on the recording sheet on Monday.

Grand Prize will be awarded to the top reader and fundraiser.  Other prizes will be awarded to top reader and fundraiser in each classroom and top classroom in each phase will earn a party. Plus, every participating student will be entered in a raffle for prizes.  (1 ticket for every 100 minutes read, 1 ticket for turning in envelope, 1 ticket for meeting reading goal, 1 ticket for every 50 minutes over reading goal).  Continue to get pledges from friends, family, and colleagues until March 10.

100% of proceeds will go back to PCS classrooms.

 

 

 

Initial Phase

 

This week in Initial Phase, students have been busy talking about what sinks and what floats.  We predicted, developed hypothesis, tested, observed, and then wrote about what we saw and whether it mirrored our hypothesis.  Students had a lot of fun learning about various objects such as; valentine candy, gold rings, rubber ducks, ice, and toys.  We even experimented with 7UP!  So much fun.  As your student about it.

 

 

Phase 1

 

Phase 1 students have been so excited to see the sun, especially since we have been learning so much about the solar system!  Hopefully this nice weather continues for a while.  The students have spent this week learning about the moon and its different phases.  Take a look each night with them and see if you can help them identify some of the phases.  Next week we will learn all about the inner planets, also known as the terrestrial planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.   In Writer’s Workshop we are finishing up our narratives and will begin poetry soon.  We are seeing some great examples of narratives!  Next week in Math and Language Arts we will have some fun celebrating Dr. Seuss Day, with graphing, rhyming, crafts, and reading.  Keep encouraging your student to read!  It is true….”The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss  Next week our spirit day will be on Thursday, March 3rd, instead of Friday so that we can dress up on Dr. Seuss’ actual day!  Your student may wear anything related to Dr. Seuss.   Please remember to turn in permission slips and money for our field trip.

Phase Two

 

We had another awesome week with science.  We continued our unit on energy.  Some students had the opportunity to experiment with prisms, magnifying glasses, and water to better understand reflection, refraction, and spectrum.  Next week starts off our first annual Read-a-Thon!  Students can win awesome prizes for top fundraisers and top readers!  Remember – students may continue to get sponsors throughout the Read-a-Thon!

Thursday, March 2nd is our Dr. Seuss spirit day!  Have students dress like their favorite Dr. Seuss character!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

 

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The DCS Job Fair was professional, informational, and beyond our expectations.  Students were prepared to talk to guests about occupation options, educational requirements, and employment choices to include skill set, outlook on employment, beginning salaries and future salaries. Below are a few pictures of our Future Leaders…..enjoy.

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SCIENCE meets Poetry…..Haiku Poems     

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Jeremy Blanco SKYPE call was amazing.  On Wednesday morning, DCS students/staff skyped with a friend of Ms. Pelaez, Jeremy Blanco.  Jeremy is hiking/biking from Chile to the United States.  When asked how many miles he has “moved,” Mr. Blanco stated he has walked approximately 600 miles and biked approximately 1,000 miles.  He told the students of his many adventures and learnings about our beautiful world and the people he has met.

 

Students asked questions and sat intensely during our 90 minute SKYPE call.  Ask your child what they learned. It was quite interesting!!

 

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Your child received an envelope with some very important information.  TLC is having its first, ever READ ACROSS AMERICA READ-A-THON fund raiser.  THERE ARE SOME GREAT PRIZES FOR THE STUDENT WHO EARNS THE MOST MONEY AND READS THE MOST MINUTES.

 

Please review the information in your child’s backpack.  If you have questions contact Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net, Ms Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net or Ms. T at ttakeuchi@tracylc.net
We are excited to have our first annual read-a-thon fundraiser!  This is a fundraising event for our school which will help raise funds while encouraging our children’s love for reading.  The READ-A-THON allows our children to raise money without having to sell anything.  One hundred percent of the money collected will fund Primary Charter School student needs (classroom supplies, technology, equipment, books, etc.).  We will be kicking off the Read-A-Thon on Monday, February 27, 2017 thru Friday, March 10, 2017.  This is designed to be easy and fun, so we are hoping that everyone will participate!

 

                

 

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Students in Language Arts are being offered a chance to earn 30, yes 30 extra credit points!!!  Students are invited to attend Expressions, the Tracy Art League’s annual juried art show located at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East Street in Tracy.  Public Hours are February 18 and 19 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and February 20 – 24 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Students have the invitation and instructions. Please review the information with your student and support your student by taking them by to see the art show.

 

 

PLEASE HELP…..Donations Needed

Paper Towels

Wipes

Kleenex

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

March 18 – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

 

NEEDS:

                                                                                                                     

KLEENEX – lots of sniffles

WIPES – need to sanitize

We want to make sure you understand everything about your child’s education – always feel free to email questions to your child’s teacher(s):

 

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net        Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net                Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net                     Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net             Coach Penirian: cpenirian@tracylc.net

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

 

  

 

 

DHSP

 

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Charter Chatter:

Top Den earners for each Den:

 

Malayan:

Bella Desena

Sukhmani Dhadiala

Ashleigh Garcia

Charles Hearn

Anthony Garcia

 

Bengal:

Brandon Locke

Julio Solares

Kimani Thomas

Madison Piazza

Taylor Norwood

 

Sumatran:

Hana Shagasi

Kylie Suttle

Amir Nabi

David Martinez

Mia Orlanes

 

Siberian:

Kimberly Locke

Grace Bhatia

Caden Duke

Paige Faaborg

Elanah Brooks

 

 

Social Studies: Important dates for Wax Museum:

 

Wednesday, March 1 ………Costume and props turned into class

25 points (project) p.84 in Agenda

 

March 7, 8, 9 Daytime Presentations in the gym

75 points (tests/quizzes) pg. 84 in Agenda

 

Evening performance Thursday, March 9th in the courtyard outside            DHSP (Den Points) p. 84 in Agenda

 

The Social Studies classes did a short unit on Martin Luther King, Jr.  this past week. They used primary sources and even watched and discussed Rev. King’s, I Have a Dream speech. They are now embarking on their Civil War unit.

 

 

Academic Pentathlon is hard at work getting ready for competition in April.

Keep up the good work DHSP!!!

 

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. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

Social Studies, DHSP Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

 

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter February 24, 2017

The second semester midterms have concluded and grades will be posted soon. Progress reports will be mailed out next week. If you do not receive a report card by the end next week, please contact the main office to verify your mailing address.

 

Mrs. Stewart and the counseling staff will continue to meeting with all students for their annual counseling review. During this meeting fast track classes and next year’s schedule will be planned.  Only 10th grade parents will be invited for an appointment.  Time is extremely limited and we encourage 10th grade parents to rearrange schedules as necessary to attend their scheduled time. Appointment letters were mailed in December with the first semester report cards.

 

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

 

Sow A Seed Community Foundation: Boys Council: Mentoring and Healthy Lifestyles Program for young men

Sow A Seed Community Foundation is starting a new group for young men on March 1, 2017.  These workshops are conducted by Sow A Seed Community Foundation and are designed to be a safe and supportive place for our young men to connect with peers and foster healthy lifestyle habits. Boys Council meets once per week and a new theme is introduced every 8-10 weeks.  The program help young men to: Communicate with confidence, Learn to set and achieve goals, Develop leadership skills, and Make healthy lifestyle choices. Themes include: healthy relationships; healthy competition: defining masculinity; career paths; goal setting and more! The group meets after school weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  For more information please contact Sow A Seed Foundation at 209.229.4559 or visit www.sowaseedcf.org.

 

Kaplan’s SAT Prepathon: Sunday, March 5th

On Sunday, March 5th from 9am-3pm, Kaplan will be hosting free, nonstop, Live Online prep sessions to help students get ready for the SAT on March 11th.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the SAT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event. For more information and to sign up for this free event, please have students visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon.

 

Free Practice Tools for the SAT and ACT

Students: Take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online, and Kaplan will donate Kaplan course scholarships to students through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Sign up now! http://ktp.events/sacreno

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

Snack Club Program at TK Site and TK – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm or until 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center TK Site (238 West Grant Line Rd). High school students are needed to help with snack club program Contact: Mrs. Tyler styler@tracylc.net

 

Snack Club Program at TLC Mon-Friday 3:30pm- 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center. High school students are needed to help with snack club program. Please see Ms. A in the counseling office for an application.

 

Moose Shrimp Feed Friday, February 24 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility  6 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

 

 

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TLC Safety Meeting – this Thursday

We want to invite parents and staff to join our parent/staff safety committee meeting.  We will be meeting this Thursday at 10am in the front office conference room to discuss student safety and campus needs.  We will have some updates on previous discussions as well as address any new ideas.   It is a great opportunity for staff and parents to get together and share their concerns and ideas.

Together we can make a difference.  We hope to see you there.  If you are unable to attend please email any concerns to:  tlcsafety@tracylc.net .

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                                      A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Feb. 10, 2017                                                                                                                                   Vol.25

Virginia Stewart

This week is National School Counseling week.  Here at The Tracy Learning Center, we have two counselors for the high school and one for Discovery.  The main focus for counseling is academic but they do so much more.  They are  a great listening ear for students having difficulties with friends or others at school, they are a great link for parents who want to know about things related to their student and school. We are very fortunate to have three counselors working with us.  

High school counselors help with scholarship applications, community service, SWOs, and applications for college as well as guiding the internship process and helping student register for college classes.  They are busy.

The counselor at the Discovery level is busy with setting goals for behavior or academics for students having difficulty particularly in grades 7 and 8.  That counselor works with parents and teachers for make plans that will help students improve.  This is our first year with a middle school counselor and we are pleased we made that decision.  

I might add that the primary teachers do a great job working with students who need extra support and plans for improvement.  They have the opportunity to work in a self-contained classroom and I am always impressed with the behavior plans they come up with to help a student feel good and improve.  

Misc. Announcements


Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

 

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

Audition Forms are available now through January 26th. Auditions will be held the week of January 30 beginning at 4PM. Pick up your form in the Counseling Office, Front Office or from your homeroom teacher. Show Date & Location: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

**Proceeds from the show benefit the class of 2017**

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

The jog-a-thon is going school wide this year! With that said, I am in need of more sponsors. If you are a business owner and would like to advertise your company on our race day shirts, please contact me at kvigil@tracylc.net. I will get you more information on how you can become a proud sponsor of this great fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Box Top Contest

Box Top contest, please bring in your Box Tops for education. The school receives 10 cent per each valid box top, they add up quickly!

Please send them in now through February 17ththe classroom who brings in the largest number of Box Tops will receive a special treat.

Please continue to send them in after this date as well, we will have one more collection before the end of the school year.

Thank you.

 

 

WOW!!!!!!! What an amazing party and community building event.

The 11th Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed was AWESOME!

How can Tom and I possibly thank all the amazing volunteers that helped make this event spectacular.

I do need to give a shout out to my committee and some special folks.

 

Tiffany Alexander, Lisa Keogh, Carrie Hall, Suzy Davis, Kara Ardenyi, Lise Houser and Relda Franke – ladies thanks a bunch. I appreciate YOU!

Ms. Holmes you are always  my rock in getting the Millennium students to shine.

Mrs. Grant you rock for getting my teacher volunteers to bartend, and to sell bar and raffle tickets.

Ms. Kay and Ms. Angie who for a month took care of accepting ticket orders and donations.

Mr. Hepner for getting one of the largest silent auction items…. GO TNT!

Mr. Woods for organizing the football team to help set up and break down. You saved Tom’s knees this year. Smooches!

All the parents, students, teachers, family members and friends that supported the event and made it successful.

Mrs. Stewart thanks a bunch for giving us the opportunity to chair this event and “run with it!”

 

Please please forgive me if I have not mentioned you… just know that without you… this event would not be successful.

 

Finally, I know that numbers are still being calculated… I know that we made over $10,000…..

 

Please mark your calendar for February 3, 2018 – our 12th Annual Tracy Learning Crab Feed.

 

Thanks a bunch and oodles of hugs, – Donna and Tom Baker

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/13 – 2/17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Tacos

Wed – Beef Hot Dogs

Thurs –Chicken Nuggets and Mashed Potatoes

Fri. – Cheese Ravioli

 

Pre K

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T K

This week in science our students explored habitats. Last week they learned about some special animals, and this week they applied what they learned to see how those animals survived in their individual habitats. Our class learned the characteristics of each habitat, about camouflage, other animals in the specific environments, and how the living things within a habitat depend on one another to survive. We specifically investigated freshwater habitats, the rain forest, the ocean, the desert, and the arctic. In the pictures below, students were doing a project about the four levels of the rainforest.  After ‘acting out’ the levels (becoming plants and animals in ascending height for each level), the students were experts in placing the animals in the proper levels of the rain forest. It was exciting to see peers collaborating and helping one another as they completed this project.

 

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase, students have been busy talking about what sinks and what floats.  We predicted, developed hypothesis, tested, observed, and then wrote about what we saw and whether it mirrored our hypothesis.  Students had a lot of fun learning about various objects such as; valentine candy, gold rings, rubber ducks, ice, and toys.  We even experimented with 7UP!  So much fun.  As your student about it.

 

Phase 1

 

Phase 1 students are getting pretty used to this wintery weather.  It has given us a chance to talk about all kinds of weather including how powerful it can be to destroy property, nature, and roads.  Hopefully we will be able to resume regular outside play soon.  Please be sure to send your student with appropriate clothing and shoes for this weather.  In Writer’s Workshop we are so proud of the writing our students are demonstrating.  We are seeing more and more independent writers emerging.  It is a direct correlation to the increased reading we have noticed!  Next week we will continue to explore narrative writing.  In Social Studies, the students have learned about the great achievements that Black Americans have made to our society. But even more so, they learned that the characters of these people are what make them great.  Students are busy with very exciting literature in Language Arts and tackling more grammar and phonics concepts.  In Math we are learning about all types of measurement including time, money, length, height, and graphs.  Look for information to come home soon regarding our next field trip.  If you would like to be a volunteer, please make sure that you check with the office to see if you have cleared everything needed.  Thank you so much to all the parents that have donated much needed supplies to our classrooms.  Have a great weekend!

Phase Two

 

Next week, students will continue their study on energy.  Students are fascinated to learn about the different types of energy!  We have many fun activities planned.  Students are looking forward to the fun hands on activities involving energy.  Also, Student leadership has been busy helping prepare for our next fundraiser!  We can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

Mark your calendars! There is no school on Monday, February 20th, in honor of Presidents’ Day!  School will resume Tuesday, February 21st.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Discovery Charter

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DHSP

 

Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:

Top Den earners for each Den:

 

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Monday/Wednesday, February 13/15……….Costume and props           check Not turned in. picture only

15 points (classwork) p. 82 in Agenda

 

Wednesday, March 1 ………Costume and props turned into class

25 points (project) p.84 in Agenda

 

March 7, 8, 9 Daytime Presentations in the gym

75 points (tests/quizzes) pg. 84 in Agenda

 

Evening performance Thursday, March 9th in the courtyard outside             DHSP (Den Points) p. 84 in Agenda

 

 

Language Arts:

In English 78, we are half way done with the book we                                     are reading.  We are finishing up the first draft of our                                           first research paper and we are becoming quite the                                    experts in diagramming very complex sentences.

New to the class is our news reports once a week and debating        topics in small groups.  We want to become good at speech and debate.  Our essay writing is improving as we continue to write at   least one essay a week.  Since we are doing research, writing is a    twenty five minute write once a week in class.  Mrs. Stewart is         quite impressed with the work we are doing.

 

In Mrs. Zo’s class we are working hard on completing our first draft      of the SWO. Students are becoming well-versed in their topics and           are learning how to paraphrase and summarize research in their own      words. Their writing is truly benefiting from this practice. I look          forward to seeing the results of their hard work!

In Ms. Langston’s class this week we have been learning how to    write citations in MLA format. Students will use this new skill as they continue to write their SWOs. The next deadline for SWO is         coming up! On February 17, students must turn in their first draft      of their essays.

 

In Academic Pentathlon students created games based on the science packet. Very creative and fun!!

 

 

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. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your three day Weekend!

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter February 10, 2017

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

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COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 17th – February 17th, 2017. Dates for the program are July 9-August 5, 2017 *UC Irvine ends on August 4, 2017* For more information please visit https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main

Guiding Outstanding Learners to Discover (GOLD) – July 23 –  August 4, 2017

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Click here for more information.

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

Snack Club Program at TK Site and TK – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm or until 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center TK Site (238 West Grant Line Rd). High school students are needed to help with snack club program Contact: Mrs. Tyler styler@tracylc.net

 

Snack Club Program at TLC Mon-Friday 3:30pm- 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center. High school students are needed to help with snack club program. Please see Ms. A in the counseling office for an application.

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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                                            A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Feb. 3, 2017                                                                                                                                        Vol.24

Virginia Stewart

 

The crab feed is a great fund raiser and a fun TLC event. Many will have a great time on February 4.  Thank you to those of you who purchased tickets or helped with this event.  Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Baker who have chaired this event each year for the past 11 years.  We appreciate all of the work and time that is put into this event.  We could not do it without  the many volunteers.  Staff, students and parents work hard to make this event special.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

 

 

Crab Feed

Mrs. Stewart has purchased Two 2017 Crab Feed Tickets which we will be raffling off as an additional fund raiser for this year’s Crab Feed.

Tickets can be purchased in the office for $10 or 3 tickets for $20. We will sell these tickets until Jan. 26th and will draw the winning ticket on Friday Jan. 27, 2017.  A minimum of 10 tickets must be sold or raffle will be canceled and money returned to purchaser.

One ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive these Two Crab Feed Tickets for this year’s event.

 

 

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

Audition Forms are available now through January 26th. Auditions will be held the week of January 30 beginning at 4PM. Pick up your form in the Counseling Office, Front Office or from your homeroom teacher. Show Date & Location: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

**Proceeds from the show benefit the class of 2017**

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

The jog-a-thon is going school wide this year! With that said, I am in need of more sponsors. If you are a business owner and would like to advertise your company on our race day shirts, please contact me at kvigil@tracylc.net. I will get you more information on how you can become a proud sponsor of this great fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support!

Crab Feed

SAVE THE DATE:  February 4, 2017 11TH Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed

What an awesome event for our school! Crab,  pasta,  salad,  bread,  dessert,  raffles, dancing and so much more.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Raffle Committee. If you are creative WE NEED YOU!

Please contact Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157 or email donna@donnabaker.com.

 

As chairperson of this event it’s always important to recognize ROCK STARS!! Tiffany Alexander who runs our raffle committee has already been working hard since August on our amazing donations. We already, have our donation for Disneyland tickets!

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/6 – 2/10

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Hamburger Steak and Gravy

Wed – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs –Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – Baked Potato Bar

 

Pre K

 

Our study of careers is taking us many new exciting place. This week as a part of our science curriculum we experimented with wind. We hypothesized if our object could be blown by the wind and tested our hypothesis with a fan. We charted our results and now add to our list every day.

 

 

 

We placed masks and other props in our dramatic play area that encourage our students to reenact scenes from the book Goodnight Gorilla. Although this play is lighthearted and fun our students details, and act out major events, characters and settings–all during play!

 

 

T K

 

After learning all about living and non-living things, our TK class went on a journey to do a close study on some animals around the world. They investigated anteaters, meerkats, sea horses, and narwhals! They loved wearing an anteater nose and trying to ‘eat’ ants. Our students realized it was much easier for an anteater to eat 35,000 ants for breakfast than even they could pretend! It was also exciting to have a student become a meerkat lookout and warn their fellow meerkats to burrow as the dangerous eagles were spotted flying nearby! When learning about sea horses, Junior won the challenge to eat the most krill! What a fantastic science week!

 

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Primary Charter

 

It is bitter sweet that we say good bye to Mrs. Zuniga.  We are so very happy for this new chapter in her life and we cannot wait to meet her baby boy, Xero.  We will miss her while she is gone, but she will return April 24th!

 

We would like to welcome Mrs. G!  Mrs. G will has worked at Primary Charter School for about a year and we are excited she is now part of our P-6 family.

 

We hope to see you at the Crab Feed tomorrow.  If you could not make it this year, be sure to save a spot on your calendar for next year.  It is worth it!

 

We had another wet and windy week in Phase 1.  Tracking the weather has been exciting.  We learned from Punxsutawney Phil that we are going to have 6 more weeks of winter because he saw his shadow.  That is one smart groundhog!  The students really enjoyed coming to school in their pajamas and showing their school spirit.  This week and next week we have been and will be learning all about famous and important Black Americans in history.  During Black History Month we are recognizing the great achievements and contributions Black Americans have made to society.  In Writer’s Workshop students completed a great How to Essay on making pizza.  Next we will learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In math students have learned so much about fractions and will be soon moving on to measurement.  Make sure your student is reading daily and works hard to reach their goal.  Hope to see you at the Crab Feed this Saturday.  Have a great weekend.  J

 

Our phase 2 classes are learning all about famous people in history.  February is also Black History Month and President’s Day.  We have also picked new 4th grade leadership students and they have a very important job to do this month!  Please make sure your child continues to read…AR goals are due soon!

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

    

This week in Discovery, we learned many new concepts, read information, worked in peer groups, had boy’s basketball tryouts, Genius Hour presentations, den meetings, and were able to enjoy some outside time when it was not too cold or rainy. 

 

Top 5 celebrated in unity on Monday.

 

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Basketball Tryouts 6 – 8 grade boys had tryouts this week. They worked hard, hustled, played as a team, and were amazing!

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Genius Hour – Ms. Rodieck’s Genius hour presented an array of information to include: healthy food, smoothies, the solar system, WWE, origami, the Earth, magnetic slime and much much more.  Students shared their knowledge while parents, staff members and peers had the fun of learning through the making of items. There were also many delicious treats.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES:

 

February 4 – ANNUAL CRAB FEED DINNER

February 9 – DCS Dance – More information to come home (be on the look out)!!

February 17 – SWO is due (review your child’s agenda and information)

February 20 – No School – Holiday

February 21st and 22nd – SWO Job Fair – your child will bring home the date/time of their presentation.

 

NEEDS:

 

Your child will need a tri-fold board for their SWO project.  If you are unable purchase a board, we will have a limited supply on hand.  Your child may purchase a board from Ms. T for $3.50. 

 

KLEENEX – lots of sniffles

WIPES – need to sanitize

 

We want to make sure you understand everything about your child’s education – always feel free to email questions to your child’s teacher(s):

 

Mrs. Beckner: sbeckner@tracylc.net        Mrs. Hawkins: shawkins@tracylc.net

Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net                Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracylc.net

Ms. T: ttakeuchi@tracylc.net                     Ms. Zaca: szaca@tracylc.net

Coach Lopez: blopez@tracylc.net             Coach Penirian: cpenirian@tracylc.net

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net 

 

 

 

Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:

 

We really enjoyed a few days of dry weather and playing on the field for recess.

 

Leadership:

DHSP Winter Dance on January 27th was a great success. Kids had a blast. Thank you to Leadership and Mrs. Dominguez and Mrs. U.

 

Social Studies: Important dates for Wax Museum:

 

Monday/Wednesday, February 6/8……..Trifold/Set completed

25 points (project) p.80 in Agenda

 

Monday/Wednesday, February 13/15……….Costume and props   check

15 points (classwork) p. 82 in Agenda

 

 

 

Language Arts:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is busy mastering grammar through diagrams of great complexity.  They are working on their research paper related to World War II and are working on learning art and music of the time period as well.  The students took the PSAT89 last week. We all felt it was easier than the ones we practiced.  We have embarked on a new way to do current events…we are reporters and are doing this to improve reading and speaking.  This has taken the place of PSAT practice…so grades should improve in that area.

 

 

In Ms. Langston’s room we are continuing our study on                                        themes in our book Soldier X. Students are working hard examining how our main character has changed throughout the book and how the roles of the themes have developed throughout the story. They are making posters which they will present and teach to the class.

 

 

 

The Science classes are learning about Land Forms.

The Social Studies classes are spending time appreciating Black History month and also gearing up for Wax Museum in March.

 

 

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. Ulrickson Rulrickson@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mrs. Guzman mguzman@tracylc.net

Social Studies, DHSP Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

 

             

MHS

 

Charter Chatter February 3, 2017

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

 

COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 17th – February 17th, 2017. Dates for the program are July 9-August 5, 2017 *UC Irvine ends on August 4, 2017* For more information please visit https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main

Guiding Outstanding Learners to Discover (GOLD) – July 23 –  August 4, 2017

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Click here for more information.

 

College Info

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

 

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Community Service Opportunities

Snack Club Program at TK Site – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center TK Site (238 West Grant Line Rd). High school students are needed to help with snack club program Contact: Mrs. Tyler styler@tracylc.net

 

Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) Crab feed – Saturday, February 4, 2017 Tracy Community Center (950 East Street near E. 10th …next to Senior Center, City Hall)  Volunteers: 10 – 12 (please sign up early!) Set-up: 10:00 a.m.- noon Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (will need volunteers between 5 – 5:30 p.m.) Clean-up: 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com