TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Holidays!

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Dec. 21, 2018 Vol 19

Virginia Stewart

We wish you and your family a very happy end of the year and a bright new year.

We are so pleased that the high school is now back with us on our campus. Please be patient as we figure out the car patterns for car line and for other things. We will all adjust. Being back is good and we know things will smooth out.

Congratulations to our band students who performed very well Wednesday evening. I am very proud of the hard work and the accomplishments of our band.

Congratulations as well to the wonderful performances by Mrs. Watson’s Primary children on Thursday. The children were wonderful.

A special thanks to the teachers, staff and students who made the three-day move of the high school possible. They worked so well and so fast!

See you on January 7th.

Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Next Holidays

Winter breaks begins on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and all students return on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

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Lunch Menu – Week Jan. 7 – 11

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Beef Tacos

Wed- Spaghetti (no meat)

Thurs – Mac and Cheese

Fri – Burgers

PCS

TK

Our musical performance was a HUGE success this week! Each child came dressed-to-impress in their lovely holiday attire, and participated in every song and poem merrily! Plus, we had a special visit from Santa Claus, who brought each one of us an extra-special treat. We concluded the excitement by enjoying gifts, hot coco, and cookies with our family members. A big thank you to everyone who joined us for this festive, holiday event! Happy holidays!

Initial Phase

What a fun week in P2. Students have been buzzing with excitement for break, but have remained focused and learning. On Thursday P2 was able to show off everything that Mrs. Watson has taught them in music class. Students looked so great dressed in their Christmas attire and had the most beautiful voices to match. It was truly a great show and we are so proud of our class! The P2 teachers hope that everyone is able to take time to rest, relax, and recharge for the New Year! Have a fun break with family and friends and we will see you back on Monday, January 7, 2019!!!

Phase one had a busy week with many holiday festivities. The students had holiday fun integrated into their language arts and math centers. Some students created a 3D shape tree, using 3D shapes as ornaments.
Phase One was very lucky to have Ms. Thompson teach us about how she celebrates Hanukkah. A few students were able to help light the Menorah. The students have also been busy creating a surprise for their families! We hope you enjoy the items they have worked so hard to create!
The Teddy Bear Brunch was a hit for all three rooms! The students had a blast eating their delicious brunch in their pajamas. Thank you for all of the donations that allowed us to have this fun event.
We hope you all have a relaxing break and we will see everyone back at school on Monday, January 7th!

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Happy holidays from Phase 2. See you next year!

DCS

5th/6th

Discovery 5/6
Our goal is to keep parents as informed as possible of an upcoming changes. One change that will be happening is in our Science Department. Mrs. Theall will no longer be with us and we have hired a teacher for this position. Ms. Diaz has been a part of the TLC family since 2016 and we are excited to bring her into DCS full time. Her first day with students will be Monday, January 7th

Spotlight:
àBrighter Christmas Canned Food Drive Winners- Amur 5th graders! Way to go!!
àWinter Concert for Band was AMAZING! Shout out to Mr. Zepeda for his dedication and hard working in building our band program from the ground up!
àThursday was Homecoming for MHS and we are all so happy you’re back home! Stronger Together!

A Glance into Classrooms:

– Ms. Rodieck Language Arts and Humanities

Students turned in Book Club Book Reports this week. In Honors we practiced commenting on each others paper blogs as we surfed the room reading the different blogs. In January, they will start blogging about books through a secure class-only website.

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7th/8th

Charter Chatter

December 17-21, 2018

General Updates:

-Winter Break begins Monday 12/24, school resumes 1/7/19

-Honors classes will be taking the PSAT on 1/23/2018 (please send permission slips)

-Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.
AM Drop Off –
MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up –

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Please make note of this information and help us make this transition as stress free as possible.

Thank you and from all of us at The Tracy Learning Center, Happy Holidays.

School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2018

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

All classes completed Hamlet the play last week and have worked very diligently on their final projects this week.

Scholastic and Honors classes had the arduous task of memorizing and reciting a soliloquy as well as performing an entire Act of the play.

Varsity classes have created paper puppets for each of the characters and, in groups, were assigned an act to perform with their puppets. They have enjoyed being able to use their imagination with creating their puppets and develop their scripts!

The students have worked tremendously hard this last week before break. They have written essays, practiced their Shakespearean skills, and have reviewed all of the content up to this week. This break is very well-deserved.

Ernst:

Happy Holidays!
We are so excited about having the high school come back home this week and we finally get to be together in one place again!!!
This will come with some challenges as we move forward but I know that we can overcome them. Here is important information regarding car line:

MHS

Winter Break

Please note Millennium High School will be on Winter break from December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019. School will resume on Monday January 7, 2018.

PSAT Results Workshop

A PSAT workshop will be held for MHS students on January 10, 2018 during lunch (further announcements will be made). Students will receive a test booklet and paper scores. Students may also access their scores by creating an account through http://www.collegeboard.org

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show-Wednesday February 20, 2019

We have extended our submission deadline to January 7, 2019 and we are still accepting audition videos for this year’s talent show! This year audition video submissions will be required in order to qualify for an in-person audition. Email your audition video to: mhscounseling@tracylc.net and return your participation form to the TLC Main Office or MHS Counseling Office. Please Note: All audition videos and participation forms are now due by Monday January 7, 2019. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Dec. 14, 2018 Vol 18

Virginia Stewart

MHS is moving back Thurs. Dec. 20!

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Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Next Holidays

Winter breaks begins on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and all students return on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

TLC Band Performance

6th, 7th, 8th, MHS beginning band, and the MHS marching/concert band will all be performing

The concert will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The performance will be held at the Kimball High School Theater located at: 3200 Jaguar Run, Tracy, CA 95377.

Doors to the theater/lobby will open @ 6:40 pm. The actual concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Please expect the following admission charges at the door.

$10.00 for Adults

$5.00 11-17 years old/Student

Free to children 10 and younger

Parents Club Update

Next PEP Mtg is Monday – Dec. 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

Lunch Menu – Week Dec. 17 – 21

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Nachos

Wed- No Meat Spaghetti

Thurs – Chicken Taquitos

Fri – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans and Holiday Cookie

PCS

MUSIC NOTES

I am pleased to be able to invite you to our Primary Winter Music Programs!

TK through 4th grade will be performing in the following holiday programs:

Wednesday, December 19 8:30 am TK performance, at the TK site.

Thursday, December 20 1:00 pm P2 (Kindergarten) Performance -TLC Gym

Thursday, December 20 6:30 pm All Phase 1 & Phase 2 students will be performing – TLC Gym

The evening performance is for grades 1-4. Phase 1 students perform first at 6:30 pm. Phase 2 students will perform directly after the Phase 1 students (approximately 6:50 pm). Phase 1 students need to report to their regular classroom by 6:10 pm. Phase 2 students need to report to their classrooms between 6:10-6:30 pm. The teachers will walk the students to and from the gym. You need to pick your student up in their classroom after their performance. Our gym space is limited. There is no room for the non-performing students to sit in the audience.

If possible, have the students dress in nice clothes. Holiday attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. They may wear Santa hats, Elf hats or small holiday head bands. Please no tall reindeer head bands. Also, the head gear must not play music, have lights or have any movement involved.

The students are encouraged to practice the songs and movements at home. The program songs are now on our website:

TLC Holiday Music (link)

I look forward to showcasing your fabulous children in a fun holiday show!!

Mrs. Watson

TLC Primary Music Director

TK

Our holiday travels became even more interactive this week, as we visited New York, Mexico, France, and Portugal during Science time. We pretended to fly high in the sky on TK Airlines before landing in new places all over the world! In New York, we cuddled-up by the fireplace to read a festive holiday story about St. Nick. We also decorated our very own stockings to hang by the fireplace! In Mexico, we celebrated Los Posadas by breaking open a pinata to reveal fruits, toys and treats. We also completed a poinsettia craft, and decorated a Mexico scrapbook page. In France, we each tasted a delicious yule log cake. Plus, we placed our paper shoes by the fireplace to be filled with a special treat – just like the children in France! The next morning, each pair of shoes had some holiday bubbles inside. Finally, in Portugal, we tasted sweet rice and learned about the three kings. It was a festive holiday week!

Phase 2 students have started to plan out their own missions. They are working in a group to design their buildings, decide where it will be located in California, and how the various buildings will be arranged. They are drawing their layouts and we are impressed with how much thought is being put into them!

We are so proud of our 3rd and 4th graders who worked so hard on making scarves to sell! The First Annual PCS Scarf Sale has been a HUGE hit! All profits will be donated to the Oakland Children’s Hospital. We’d also like to give a BIG thank you to Mrs. Atwood, who organized our scarf committee and took on this great project. Way to go PCS!

DCS

General Updates:

-Next week is the last week of school before Winter Break

-Honors classes will take the PSAT January 23 ( a letter and permission slip is being sent home)

-Spirit Week is next week (students will be bringing home a flier)

-MHS Returns to the home campus on Thursday 12/20!

Language Arts

Cerezo:

All classes are working on their Hamlet final projects.

Honors and Scholastic classes are working toward memorizing their soliloquies and working with their group to create and reenact their given Hamlet Acts (Acts 1-5). To be presented Wednesday 12/19 and Thursday 12/20

Varsity classes were also given an Act to perform. They will be making paper puppets in their groups, creating scripts, and will perform their Acts Thursday 12/20.

*Honors class students will be bringing home a PSAT informational letter (taking place on January 23) and permission slip this week. Please read, sign, and ask students to return by the end of next week.

Math:

Mr. Singh

Varsity is continuing with the unit 4 Factors, Fractions and Exponents and has completed 4.1 Divisibility and Factors, 4.2 Exponents, 4.3 Prime Factorization and GCF, 4.4 Simplifying Fractions.4.5 solve a Simpler Problem,4.6 Rational Numbers, 4.7 exponents & Multiplication (4.1 to 4.7)

Honors is studying unit 5 Relationships within Triangles and has completed 5.1 Perpendicular and Angle bisector Theorems and continuing 5.2 and 5.3 Point of Concurrency. & 5.4 Segment of a Triangle.
Scholastic has started a new unit 3 on Solving Inequalities and has completed (3.1 Inequalities and their Graphs ,3.2 One step inequalities, 3.3 Two step inequalities, 3.4 Solving Multi-Sep Inequalities, 3.5 Compound Inequalities)

Science:

This week for science, we are on to the second unit of Life Science – Chemistry of Life. Students will be bringing in food items from home to analyze the nutritional facts for proteins, sugars, carbohydrates, and lipids.

Science Olympiad: Team A has been informed of their standing as far as team members. Team B will be posted on Friday, all though the team is still on the waitlist. Students will be informed when the team is moved off of the waitlist.

Physical Education:

DCS PE is it’s first week of the “SWO” for the next two weeks before Christmas Break. Students have been “Creating” their own PE Game in Groups of 4-5 concentrating on using “Cooperative Collaboration” skills with their fellow classmates to achieve their goal of creating a successful game that all of the other students can play in PE. Students will start presenting their projects this Thursday thru Friday in their respective separate classes!!! 5th/6th grade Students will be given a rubric on Friday explaining their expectations for completing the “Scrapbook” portion of the SWO!!! As a heads-up, All 5th/6th Grade Students will need to take 3 pictures outside of showing “Cooperative Collaboration” amongst family members and friends! These pictures will be due Monday December 17th!!!!

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically! Less is More so if we could tell the Gentlemen & Ladies to “Relax on the AXE” or Body Sprays…Much would be appreciated!!!! LOL :))

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Technology:

My 7/8 Technology class is currently working on a slideshow about their favorite activity that includes some newly learned skills like adding hyperlinks, embedding YouTube videos, and creating timelines all inside of Google Slides.

MHS

Charter Chatter: December 14, 2018

Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High School Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

New Start Time for Millennium High School

Please note as of December 20, 2018, Millennium High School classes will start at 7:55AM. All students must arrive before 7:55AM in order to avoid being marked tardy. The day will end at 4:00PM for Millennium High School.

Reminder: Finals and the Start of Second Semester

Finals have been rescheduled for Monday December 17, Tuesday Dec 18, and Wednesday Dec 19. These will be early release days with school all three days scheduled to be held from 8:15am to 12:30pm at the Corral Hollow Campus. The second semester will begin the remaining two days of that week (Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st) at the Beverly campus before we adjourn for winter break. We will return to school on January 7th. Please make all arrangements for students to be present for finals and the beginning of the second semester.

PSAT Scores Available Next Week

Students who took the PSAT in October can now check their scores online at www.collegeboard.org and should have received and email from College Board with instructions. The Counseling Department will schedule a meeting with students who took the test after paper scores are received to help them interpret those scores and practice for the SAT!

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show-Video Audition Deadline Extended

We have extended our submission deadline to January 7, 2019 and we are still accepting audition videos for this year’s talent show! This year audition video submissions will be required in order to qualify for an in-person audition. Email your audition video to: mhscounseling@tracylc.net and return your participation form to the TLC Main Office or MHS Counseling Office. Please Note: All audition videos and participation forms are now due by Monday January 7, 2019. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

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ASL Finals Performance

Not all finals are written, here is a sneak peek which consisted of Mr. Vieira’s American Sign Language students performing sign language renditions of Christmas songs for their final project.

Big Thank You for the Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that attended! I have so much fun watching Daddy’s making memories with their little girls. Your daughters will remember this for years to come.

If you purchased a picture package they will go home this Friday in the student’s folder.

Mommy Son Masquerade Ball will be Saturday February 9th. Mark your calendars now!

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

 A weekly newsletter written to the parents of TLC

Dec. 8, 2018                                                                                                                                 Vol 17

Virginia Stewart

The big news around here is that the high school is moving back to our campus very soon!  We are so pleased that after finals, the high school students will arrive at the Beverly Site campus.  The high school has been gone for a year and a half and will finally return.  There is no place like home for the holidays and that will be true for our students this year.

All of us, Primary, Discovery and Millennium, are excited about the return.  Of course, we know there will be some things we will need to figure out as we adjust to being together.  Please be patient with new things like car line and other things.  Just take some time to rejoice that we are finally back together in a great new school site. More specifics will be coming your way to prepare you for drop offs etc.

There will be an official red ribbon cutting ceremony in the spring to officially open the new site.  We want to wait for more pleasant weather.  We are so pleased and grateful for the new facility.  We thank the voters who approved the bond for upgrading district facilities and for the work done by the Tracy Unified School District to make it possible.

A reminder, our phone number is now (209) 290-0511 and will be the only number once Millennium moves back to our site.

 

 

Important News

 

Next Holidays

Winter breaks begins on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and all students return on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

TLC Band Performance

6th, 7th, 8th, MHS beginning band, and the MHS marching/concert band will all be performing

The concert will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The performance will be held at the Kimball High School Theater located at: 3200 Jaguar Run, Tracy, CA 95377.

Doors to the theater/lobby will open @ 6:40 pm. The actual concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Please expect the following admission charges at the door.

$10.00 for Adults

$5.00 11-17 years old/Student

Free to children 10 and younger

 

 

Parents Club Update

Next PEP Mtg is Monday – Dec. 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2 (last week’s Chatter had the incorrect date on it)

Lunch Menu – Week Dec. 10 – 14

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Sloppy Joe

Wed- Steak Burrito

Thurs – Corn Dog

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

TK

This week in TK, we continued our study of holidays around the world! We learned that children in England call Santa Claus, “Father Christmas,” and celebrate the holidays by playing with Christmas crackers, and eating fruit mince pies. We also learned that children in France enjoy a tasty chocolate sponge cake called, “Buche de Noel,” and place their shoes in front of the fireplace to be filled with treats! Children in Germany like to build gingerbread houses. We also built gingerbread houses in our class, to take part in this special holiday tradition! Finally, children in Greece call Santa Claus, “Agios Vasilis.” They attend Midnight Mass and play with model boats and drums, as they get into the festive holiday spirit. The fun will continue next week, as we learn about the holidays in: Israel, Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands! 

PCS

Initial Phase

We have been back in full swing in P2! Students are busy getting lots of learning in before break. We had a surprise visit from our little elf on the shelf named Peppermint. 

We are still missing a lot of family recipes. We have a special project planned for these recipes and need one recipe per child to make this a success. If you need a new recipe template, email the teachers (p2@tracylc.net) and we can send another one home.  

On Friday, December 21st we will have a PCS Pajama Day! Students can wear their pajamas to school!   

Phase One

This week in Phase One, the students have been learning about different holidays around the world. The students have learned different holiday traditions from the United States, Mexico, England, and Italy. They learned the many different foods that people eat to celebrate in each country. They also learned the various names each country uses for Santa. 

Each class has been working on writing friendly letters. Some students were able to write letters to their classroom elf. They enjoyed asking their elves all about the North Pole and what it feels like to be able to fly!

Phase 2

Students are learning more about the California Missions.  Did you know all the missions were arranged in the shape of a square with a garden or courtyard in the middle?  We looked at the different missions and discussed how they were arranged.  Next week students will design their own mission based on what they’ve learned in the past few weeks.  Some students are even looking up missions at home on YouTube.  This is a great way to extend their knowledge and do a virtual mission tour at home!

We are also proud of our holiday hallway displays…check them out! 

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MUSIC NOTES

I am pleased to be able to invite you to our Primary Winter Music Programs! 

TK through 4th grade will be performing in the following holiday programs:

Wednesday, December 19   8:30 am  TK performance, at the TK site.

Thursday, December 20 1:00 pm  P2 (Kindergarten) Performance -TLC Gym

Thursday, December 20 6:30 pm  All Phase 1 & Phase 2 students will be performing – TLC Gym

The evening performance is for grades 1-4. Phase 1 students perform first at 6:30 pm.  Phase 2 students will perform directly after the Phase 1 students (approximately 6:50 pm). Phase 1 students need to report to their regular classroom by 6:10 pm.  Phase 2 students need to report to their classrooms between 6:10-6:30 pm.  The teachers will walk the students to and from the gym.  You need to pick your student up in their classroom after their performance.  Our gym space is limited.  There is no room for the non-performing students to sit in the audience.

If possible, have the students dress in nice clothes.  Holiday attire is encouraged, but not mandatory.  They may wear Santa hats, Elf hats or small holiday head bands.  Please no tall reindeer head bands.  Also, the head gear must not play music, have lights or have any movement involved. 

I look forward to showcasing your fabulous children in a fun holiday show!!

Mrs. Watson

TLC Primary Music Director

 

 

DCS

5/6 Discovery

Although, we were sad to see Ms. Sabedra depart from DCS, we understand her need to be closer to home.  We are fortunate and forever grateful that Coach Ruiz has stepped into the role as our long term sub, which allows us to interview candidates and ensure we find someone who fits into our 5/6 family.  Coach Ruiz and Ms. Zaca have been working closely together on curriculum planning and best ways to implement the lessons. 

On Going Events in 5/6:
-Brighter Christmas Canned Food Drive by Nest ends December 14th
-5th – 8th will start their annual Winter Door Decorating competition between classes on Monday
-5th – 8th will have a winter spirit week Dec. 17th– 21st (be on the lookout for more information being sent home next week)

A Glance into Classrooms:

Ms. Christensen LA/Humanities: This week we discussed a controversial article and practiced how to write a 3 paragraph essay on our opinion of the topic.  We continued reading Freedom Riders, practiced diagramming and hooks.  In Humanities, the students finished presenting their slides on their assigned art technique.

Math with Ms. T:
Varsity- We are doing a nice job at finding LCM and started using this skill to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.  Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators that also need borrowing is still tricky and we need extra practice next week.  We will be having a quiz on Tuesday, December 11th to see how we are doing before we take our fractions test.
Scholastic- Our class has had fantastic discussions about loans, mortgages, credit cards and stocks these last two weeks. We have gotten really good at finding Simple Interest this week and now know how monthly payments for cars and large ticket items are calculated.  On Monday, our class was broken up into small teams and each team picked 4 stocks to track until Christmas break.  The Bank of T gave allotted each team $5,000 to invest -the team that makes the most money at the end will win!
Honors- We have been preparing for our Unit 5 Test on expressions and equations.  Our test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th.  We have become really good at consecutive number problems and show lots of excitement when solving system of equation problems (Substitution & Elimination). Our next goal is to strengthen our algebraic word problem skillset!

Social Studies with Coach Ruiz:
This week students jumped right into the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s! All classes learned about the events that led up to the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act and viewed different pictures from the movement. Students wrote their thoughts and questions down about the pictures in their notebook and shared with the class the significance those pictures had on African-Americans in the 1960s. Students also learned the history of the Jim Crow Laws and took  Literacy Tests given to African Americans in the South to see firsthand how impossible it was for anyone to pass that test. On Friday, students went back in time to the Sit-ins at Woolworth and took on the roles of Dr. King and the four students who refused to leave the counter-tops that were designated for “Whites Only”. Next week, we will compare President Kennedy and President Johnson’s domestic and foreign policies. 

Updates:

  • Winter Break begins 12/21
  • Canned Good Brighter Christmas Donation continues until 12/14

Pentathlon:

This week Discovery hosted their first Pentathlon Super Quiz event of the year (the first of three). It was a major success and students were able to showcase all that they have learned about the 1960’s so far this year. Special thank you to those parents who joined!

CJSF:

We are collecting canned goods for Brighter Christmas until 12/14. Please remind your students to bring in these cans! They can find the drop-off boxes in any classroom.

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

All classes engaged in a “Fish Bowl” style debate. The topic for this debate was “Should Voting Be Mandatory?” Students were challenged to have a continuous debate and engaging conversation regarding this topic. In preparation for this debate students read 5 articles and discussed the pros and cons of Mandatory Voting as a team and as a class.

Also, on Wednesday every class went “paperless,” and engaged in a series of short review games. Students practiced their diagramming skills, vocabulary usage, and their knowledge of Hamlet. It was a major success.

Math:

Mr. Singh

Hopefully you all had a great Thanksgiving and now our thoughts turn to the winter holidays.

7/8 Math would like to make a few suggestions for stocking stuffers for our students: pencils, extra erasers, dry erase markers, highlighter, red pens, Texas Instrument calculators

Great Teacher Gifts would be kleenex, band aides, hand sanitizer, pencils for the classroom, dry erase markers for the classroom, lined white paper. Thank you.

Varsity is continuing with the unit 4 Factors, Fractions and Exponents and has completed 4.1 Divisibility and Factors, 4.2 Exponents, 4.3 Prime Factorization and GCF, 4.4 Simplifying Fractions (4.1 to 4.4)

Honors is studying unit 5 Relationships within Triangles and has completed 5.1 Perpendicular and Angle bisector Theorems and continuing 5.2 and 5.3 Point of Concurrency.

Scholastic has started a new unit 3 on Solving Inequalities and has completed (3.1 Inequalities and their Graphs ,3.2  One step inequalities, 3.3 Two step inequalities)

Social Studies:

Students participated in a Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS) By looking at different pictures that represented the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As students watched, they wrote down any thoughts or questions that came to mind within the two minute minute. Some of the thoughts, words, and ideas expressed by students were Hope, segregation, fulfillment,  and racism.

Verbal Expressions:

Lights, Cameras, and Action

Public service announcements  for Brighter Christmas, toy and food collections, Video ads for  TLC’s talent show, Spirit Week, Spiderella and Rappers traveling performers are preparing interviews and practicing choreography. TLC Door decoration and Winter Wonderland competitions are are on the schedule of interviews and ads as well as some sound and light surprises being developed by one of our new student IPad tech teams.  A new set of Soar videographers are learning how to film and upload to our private Youtube channel.


Choir:

We are off to a great start this trimester. My new 5/6 & 7/8 music students are in the middle of a street busking unit. They will be presenting their final projects next week. I am looking forward to hearing what the students put together. This is a great first project.

 

 

MHS

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show-Wednesday February 20, 2019

We are still accepting audition videos for this year’s talent show! This year audition video submissions will be required in order to qualify for an in-person audition. Email your audition video to: mhscounseling@tracylc.net and return your participation form to the TLC Main Office or MHS Counseling Office. Please Note: All audition videos and participation forms are due by Friday December 14, 2018. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

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Reminder:  Finals and the Start of Second Semester

Finals have been rescheduled for Monday December 17, Tuesday Dec 18, and Wednesday Dec 19.  These will be early release days with school all three days scheduled to be held from 8:15am to 12:30pm at the Corral Hollow Campus.  The second semester will begin the remaining two days of that week (Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st) at the Beverly campus before we adjourn for winter break. We will return to school on January 8th.  Please make all arrangements for students to be present for finals and the beginning of the second semester.   

Spirit Week Next Week!
Let’s bid this campus goodbye with a fun spirit week/nest competition to cruise into Finals…
Monday: Cozy Bundle Up Day — Wear your PJ’s or sweats! (And remember no blankets, please) 
Tuesday: Twin Day/Crew Day — Match up with your friends!
Wednesday: Ugly Sweater Day — But if all your sweaters are too cool to qualify as ugly, just wear red and green! 
Thursday: Nest Color Day — Rep your nest!
Friday: Falcon Pride Out — Black and Gold day!  

PSAT Scores Available Next Week

Students who took the PSAT in October will be able to check their scores online next week at www.collegeboard.org.  The Counseling Department will schedule a meeting with students who took the test after paper scores are received to help them interpret those scores and practice for the SAT!