TLC CHARTER CHATTER

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May 26, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.38

Virginia Stewart

 

The graduation of the class of 2017 was wonderful.  The speakers were amazing and the band was perfect. The audience was respectful and no one would have asked for more!  The special part of the ceremony was noticing that for the first time we had NINE students who began in our first Kindergarten class who stayed with us for the full 13 years.  The original Kindergarten, taught by Mrs. Woods, had 20 students.  I remember it well.  We started out thinking Kindergarten needed a shorter day and within the first month changed our minds since they were eager and we had so much we wanted to teach them.

 

Meanwhile, before graduation, our move of the high school to our alternate location went off without much trouble.  The students and staff helped Mr. Hepner with the move and we were done in two days.  The FASTTRACK began on Monday and is going very well.  Thanks for the parents who are dropping off students at MHS site.  You are doing well with the drop off and pick up rules.  The students and staff are enjoying the new site.

 

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Any remaining medications will be disposed of

 

Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12noon

MHS              released at 12:30pm (regular Fast Track time)

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 29-June 2

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Bean Tostadas

Thurs – Mac and Cheese and Garlic Bread

Fri. – Beef or Veggie Burger

 

 

 

 

PreK

 

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T K

 

This week our TK students held their Spring Musical. Everyone looked wonderful and came to school ready to perform!  Mrs. Watson has been working with our TK students daily and their progress shows! We have a great group of confident and musical students. Thank you to Mrs. Watson for sharing your love of music and knowledge with our students. We know they will have continued success with you next year in kindergarten! Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend this fun show!

 

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Primary Charter

 

We are in the home stretch! There are only 4 weeks of school left! There will be many fun and important events coming up in June. Please make sure to check your child’s folder every week. Mark you calendars for the annual PCS Evening of Excellence! It will be at 6:00 on June 14th. This is an open house where our students showcase some of their best work. There will also be a music performance at 6:30 in the Primary unity area. We hope to see you there!
Our phase 2 students are finished with state testing. They did a great job and we appreciate their determination and effort!

 

 

Discovery

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • June 2nd – Siberian Den – A bus and a movie
    • Siberian Den students will bring home a permission slip for a bus ride and a movie. They earned “TOP DEN” of trimester 2, and will enjoy a nice activity for their positive, dedicated efforts.
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Breakfast 9am-11am
    • DCS 6th Grade students and their parents/guardians (no siblings or additional guests) are invited to have breakfast with students and staff.
      • Invitations were sent home. Please call if you did not receive your invitation: Mrs. Hawkins 209-712-7361
    • June 16th – DCS/DHSP Awards Ceremony
      • Parents/Guardians of students receiving awards will receive an invitation

 

 

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 DHSP:

 Weekly Winners – 

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English 78 is preparing for the play called: This is War in 22 scenes.  The students will be presenting this mulitmedia presentation to Discovery and will be making a video for the county.  They are expected to invite at least one family member to attend the night performance.  The performance is June 6 at 6:30 in the gym.  At the end of the play, presentations of awards for the class level Pentathlon will be awarded.

 

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Our first annual DHSP-CJSF Relay For Life team event was a HUGE success! Last Saturday, we had 30 students from DHSP and Millennium HS come out to support the “Discovery—CJSF” Relay For Life team. What an AMAZING turn out, despite temperatures reaching into the mid-90s!!! Whew, it was hot! From 9am until 10pm students walked laps, volunteered where needed, supported other teams and their booths to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, took part in the many fun activities offered (like the dunk tank!), and collected a total of $118 in donations. Next year the students have even bigger ideas planed for participating, so stayed tuned and make sure to join the next time!

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MHS

Report Cards

Spring semester report cards were mailed out this week.  If you did not receive one for your student, please contact the office to verify your mailing address.  Grades are also available on Aeries.

 

Fast Track

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Monday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 23rd. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 8:15am with classes ending at 12:30pm.

 

Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.

Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours or to make up any SWOs. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2016-2017 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 23rd.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.

 

Fall College Early Start

Current juniors who are required to take a class at Delta in the Fall have been informed of our College Early Start Form deadline, which is Thursday, June 15th.  Information about the College Early Start program is available on the Counseling Office website, and all needed paperwork is now available in the Counseling Office.  For those who will be taking their first college class in the fall, an informational meeting was held on Friday after the end of Fast Track.

 

Graduation Photographs

The Photographic Art Studio photographed graduation on Saturday. Below is a link to photos available for purchase from the graduation ceremony.

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

 

Tracy Police Department Summer Leadership Program

July 10th – July 21st – Tracy Police Department – Space is limited to 24 students:

Requirements for Entry into Program: 2.5 minimum GPA, Letter of recommendations from a teacher, principal, coach, etc., Must be incoming high school sophomore, junior or senior, Must live within the city of Tracy or rural area of Tracy.

Applications are available at the front counter of the Tracy Police Department. Any questions please contact Officer Abercrombie at 209-831-6647.

 

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.

 

 

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May 19, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.37

Virginia’s Voice

 

Special congratulations to the parents and the students of the class of 2017.  It is an important milestone in one’s life to leave high school.  Suddenly, things are less structured and the drive to complete things is now square on the shoulders of the graduate.  For those leaving for college, there are many adjustments ahead.  For those leaving for the Military, go in God’s speed and love.  For those signed up for community college and vocational training, it is important to keep yourselves focused on your goals and to make sure you are fulfilling those goals.  There are fewer adults guiding your path than some of the other avenues after high school.

 

In the end, we all wish our graduates focused freedom, fulfillment of dreams and goals and a commitment to helping to make the world a better place regardless of the paths each of them travel.

 

Misc. Announcements


Summer Sports Camps

THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION!  Our apologies for those who signed up, we hope to host similar events in the future

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 22-26

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Bean or Bean Burritos

Thurs – Meatball Sandwich

Fri. – BBQ Beef  Hot Dog

 

PreK

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T K

This week in TK students learned about conservation and keeping our planet clean. Students explored ways common items were repurposed and recycled.  They learned about trash and litter and how dirty our environment can become from garbage. The highlight of the week was meeting a very special friend, Wasteful Wally. Wally did not know how to recycle or keep the earth clean and the students were able to teach him all about these important things!

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

 

This week in Initial Phase, students began research on butterflies. We are exploring new words associated with butterflies such as; migrate, nectar, metamorphosis, and thorax.  Student conduct research, compile a graphic organizer, and create a report complete with a labeled diagram. Who knew butterflies could teach us so much!

 

Phase Two

 

We are so proud of our students and how well they did during testing this week!  This week we worked on the Language Arts section of the test. Next week, students will work on the Math sections.  Please make sure your student continues to have a healthy breakfast at home.  Also, please make sure they have a good night sleep and are well rested.  Great job Phase 2!

 

5/23 – 5/26:  State Testing! Suggested Donations: Healthy snacks for testing

5/29/16:  No School!  Memorial Day!

 

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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

 

DHSP Charter Chatter May 19, 2017

Top Point Earners for the week:

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Social Studies finished up their Unit on Gettysburg and took the Unit Final. We are on to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the next few weeks.

 

This week, students are wrapping up state testing for the year. As we get back into our regular rhythm in the classroom, students continue their study in Farewell to Manzanar. This week, we have begun a project on characterization, in which students must identify and expound on the distinctive nature that makes up one of our three major characters in the book. They began with a group poster project that em-“body”-ied the relevant features of one of the three characters, and they will write an essay individually that explores one of the characters in depth.

 

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE! Reminder, this Saturday, May 20th, between 9am and 10pm at West High School, DHSP students, family, and friends are invited to join the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) students’ Relay For Life team! This event is open to all students and provides them with an amazing opportunity to earn volunteer hours supporting the American Cancer Society. To earn volunteer hours students need to check in at the “Discovery—CJSF” team booth to sign-in and out anytime throughout the day. Temperatures on Saturday are predicted to be in the mid to high 90s, so please make sure you’re dressed appropriately, have plenty of sunscreen on, and stay hydrated! See you Saturday!

 

 

 

 

DCS PE Department:

 

Here are some snap shots of last Friday’s Jog-A-Thon.

 

​Thanks to our parents,

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and PE Department it was a huge success!

Next week, we will announce our top runners from the Jog-A-Thon!​

 

 

 

MHS FALCONS

 

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Fast Track

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Monday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 23rd. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 8:15am with classes ending at 12:30pm.

 

FAST TRACK is a MANDATORY program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course. Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the FAST TRACK school day unless they have been approved to volunteer on campus.  Your student’s schedule for FAST TRACK was mailed home in April.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session.  Students should expect an hour of homework each day.

 

Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.

Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2016-2017 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 23rd.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.

 

 

 

*** PLEASE NOTE:  FAST TRACK will be held at Millennium’s new temporary site located at the I.G.C.G. campus, located at 1904 N. Corral Hollow Road in Tracy.  Please see below for a map of its location relative to Tracy Learning Center’s main site at 51 E. Beverly Place. ***

 

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Fall College Early Start

Current juniors who are required to take a class at Delta in the Fall have been informed of our College Early Start Form deadline, which is Thursday, June 15th.  Information about the College Early Start program is available on the Counseling Office website, and all needed paperwork is now available in the Counseling Office.  For those who will be taking their first college class in the fall, an informational meeting will be scheduled soon after the start of Fast Track.

 

 

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 – Happy Mother’s Day!

      Charter Chatter

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May 12, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.36

Virginia Stewart

 

Thank you for the teachers, parents and students who volunteered to help with the Jog-A-Thon.  It is a wonderful school-wide community event.  The students feel proud and successful.

Bravo to our Primary students for a great chorus performance yesterday.  They are amazing, with an amazing and talented teacher.

 

Yay! For our Seniors who celebrated Senior Breakfast today. They received their yearbooks today and their caps and gowns!  The end is near.

Super congratulations to all of the students who received awards and scholarships at the annual high school Awards Celebration this week.

 

Things are moving along and this is a busy time of the year, but it is also so exciting.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

 

 

Summer Sports Camps

SAVE THE DATE FOR SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS!!!! Registration packets will be sent home next week with more information. The following sports will be held on the dates listed,

Basketball: May 21st – May 26th

Soccer: May 30-June 2nd

Football:  June 5th-June 9th

Baseball: June 12th-June 16th

All camps are open to grades 1st-8th grade. They will be held on campus right after school. Look forward to seeing our future falcons out there!!!

 

 

 

PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packet Payments and Returns

 

Many envelopes are now overdue. Please bring these in asap!

 

Dear Parents and Families:

 

Reading for pleasure, inside and outside of school, has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

 

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills. Talk about books and what your child is reading.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

 

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

 

Book Fair dates:         Tues. May 16 – Fri May 19

Shopping hours:    7:30am – 8:30am and 3:30pm – 4:30pm each day

Special activities:       Students will preview Mon. May 15th, times tba

 

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs.

 

If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our Online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit
our school.

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 15-19

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Nachos Cheese/Chile

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – BBQ Beef  or Vegi Burger

 

 

 

 

PreK

 

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T K

 

Our five butterflies have emerged! The students were so excited to see the process of them coming out of their chrysalis, drying their wings, and watching them use their proboscus to drink nectar from the fruit we fed them. TK did not want to see our need friends go! The class truly enjoyed this life cycle process and have taken a supreme interest in nature. We will be building on this interest throughout the rest of the year.

 

 

 

Primary Charter

 

Recently we had a student in PCS come down with the childhood disease “Fifth Disease” also known as “Slapped Cheek Disease”.  Typical symptoms of this disease are bright red or rosy cheeks appearing on both cheeks for 1-3 days. This is a very mild disease in which the rash can be preceded by a sore throat, fever and flu type symptoms.  No treatment is necessary.  This disease is highly contagious therefore you should avoid exposure to others especially pregnant women. Those ill are most continuous for several days prior to the rash outbreak so please do sent your child to school if he or she is experiencing these symptoms.

 

 

 

 

Discovery

 

We had a great week, filled with spirit.   Each day, students dressed in spirit wear to include college day, sports day, polka-dot day, Disney day, and Spirit day.  We ended the week with a rally and our annual Jog-A-Thon.

 

Our week began with our annual TLC Comedy Show. Do yourself a favor and come out next year – this year’s show was HALARIOUS – Pierce Real won first place and Isaiah Woods won second.

Isaiah Woods joked about            While the crowd laughed     Pierce Real joked about life conversations with his dad

 

    

 

OUR RALLY: Thank you Ms. T for throwing a great “party.”  Every teacher participated in a different way, and the students had a blast!!!!! 

 

Mrs. Beckner, Ms. Zaca, Ms. Pelaez, and Ms. T are egged – a “yolk” earned 2000 for each den and a hardboiled egg earned each den 0.

        

 

Students worked hard to make fellow den mates into mummies.

 

 

Ms.T and Ms. Zaca announce raffle winners

 

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Our Jog-A-Thon was successful…students worked together and motivated one another…

 

 

 

IN SCIENCE….Ship the Chip winners….

 

Ms. Rodieck’s Genius Hour presentations were informative and interesting (as always)

 

 

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

DHSP Charter Chatter May 12, 2017

 

Highlights from the week:

Friday Jog-A-Thon

All students Kinder – 12th grade participated in this annual event

RELAY FOR LIFE! On Saturday, May 20th, between 9am and 10pm, DHSP students, family, and friends are all invited to join the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) students’ Relay For Life team! You can register as a team “Discovery—CJSF” member at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=2204376&pg=team&fr_id=79033&s_locale=en_US&et=pu2Zl4kYOr_GxrhsLDCSqw&s_tafId=1893040

or just show up anytime the day of the event! Students will be able to earn volunteer hours for supporting this great cause if they check in at the “Discovery—CJSF” team booth and sign-in. If you would like to make a monetary donation on behalf of our team to support the American Cancer Society, you can also do this online using the above link or by contacting Mrs. Prescott at kprescott@tracylc.net for more information.

 

 

Your 8th grade student should have come home on Friday with a package of upcoming 8th grade events:

Friday, June 16th Cosmic Bowling 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Students must be picked up on time.

Wednesday, June 21st 8th grade dance in DHSP quad area 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 22nd Promotion Ceremony 6:30 PM

Friday, June 23rd Great America Be at ACE train by 6:45 AM Return at 8:14 PM (bring sunblock)

All cost and details are in the packet. If money is an issue please see or email

Mrs. Ulricksen  rulricksen@tracylc.net or

Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net or

Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Have a Great Weekend!!                     

MHS

Charter Chatter May 12, 2017

 

TLC’s Comedy Central Show

The second TLC’s Comedy Central Show took place on Monday May 8th in the MHS gym. Pierce Real won the $200 cash prize for first place as well as the bragging rights as the new comedy show winner and Isaiah Woods took home $100 for second place.

 

MHS Awards Ceremony

The MHS Award Ceremony was held on Tuesday May 9th. We had more than 150 awards and recognition at this record breaking event.

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Tues May 16th, Wed. May 17th, and  Thurs. May 18th

MHS Finals 7:55am—12:30pm

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Fr., May 19th – MHS  only – No School

 

 

 

Friday, May 19th

10am – Graduation Rehearsal – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Student Only)

7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Tickets required for entrance)

 

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 Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 14 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

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