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TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Holidays

      Charter Chatter

                                     A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Dec. 15, 2017                                                                                                    Vol 18

Virginia Stewart

 

The staff at Tracy Learning Center wishes you and your family a happy holiday season and a very good new year.  As all of us reflect on the year, we all come up with things we wished we had done better.  That is the heart of New Year resolutions.  It is important to be realistic, to look at what we are doing and to make changes.  Growth is an important part of life.  We, at TLC, continually look at how we can improve and work to make changes that will make things better.  Schools that never change, never improve.  We appreciate your support of our school and our programs and we value you and your children.

 

Speaking of changes, we look so forward to seeing the actual physical changes to our TLC Beverly School Site and we thank the District and Construction Crew for a job that seems to be going very well.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Our winter holiday break begins Monday, Dec. 18 and all students return to school on TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018

 

Monday –  Jan. 15, 2018  Martin Luther King Observance Holiday

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Jan. 1 – 5

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs –Chicken Nuggets

Fri- Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 

T K

 

This week on TK island the little fishies were busy preparing for the holidays. They enjoyed each day trying to find our Elf on the Shelf-Rainbow!!!  They made special presents for their parents. They all did an amazing job singing in their very 1st Christmas Program at Tracy Learning Center.

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase:

Wow! We are so proud of each and every student for the awesome performance on Thursday! What a treat to see their concert come together after all that practicing. Thank you to Mrs. Watson for putting together such a wonderful winter program!

 

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Phase 2:

Our students had a great time learning about different holidays around the world this week.  We also learned about how other countries celebrate Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the book exchange or brought in treats.  And finally, we are SO PROUD of our amazingly talented students…the music performance on Thursday night was awesome!

 

We can’t believe that Winter Break is already here- this year has gone by so fast. We hope that everyone has a fun and relaxing break with family and friends. We will see you back at school in the New Year (Tuesday, January 2nd)!

 

 

 

 

DCS and DHSP PE

 

 

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Discovery Charter School

 

It is that time of year again!  Students (and teachers) are really excited about the two week winter break.  Please remember vacation is from December 18th and we return to school on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

 

The choir helped Discovery students and staff get into the holiday spirit with their rendition of Jingle Bells.

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From all of us at The Tracy Learning Center, we wish all of you a very happy holiday season.  Rest and enjoy time with family and friends.  We will see you in 2018!

 

 

DHSP

 

From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and relaxing holidays.  See you in 2018!!

 

MHS

 

MHS Charter Chatter December 15, 2017

 

Fall Report Cards and Winter Break

Report cards were mailed home this week, and Spring semester began on Monday.  We hope all of our students and their families have a safe, restful Winter Break and return on Tuesday, January 2nd ready to work hard in Spring Semester!

 

PSAT Results

Online results from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be available to students and parents after December 11th. Students should be receiving an email with their access code from the College Board in order to view their results online.  Paper results are scheduled to arrive to school sites in the next week.  When we return from break, the results will be distributed as well as original test booklets. A result interpretation workshop will be conducted at that time. Thank you to the students who attended the PSAT test session in October!

 

College Early Start – Next Steps

Students who were approved for the College Early Start program should have registered online for their Delta College classes on November 30th at 3:45pmIf a student has not yet registered, they need to see the Counselors as soon as possible.  Classes are filling up.  Families pay for the students’ classes online, and they will be reimbursed after the student completes the college course with a B or higher – a Reimbursement Request form will need to be completed by the student when their final grade is posted.

 

Community Service

 

Winter Break is an excellent time to complete community service hours!  Please see opportunities below:

 

Brighter Christmas of Tracy – http://brighterchristmasoftracy.com/Schedule__Calendar_.html

 

Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Christmas Party – 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. volunteer positions filled

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

8-10 volunteers needed to help decorate and assist children with various activities, singing, games, and a visit with Santa! Please dress festively!

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

 

Friday, December 22 through Sunday, December 24 – Animal Rescue of Tracy needs volunteers to gift wrap presents at the West Valley Mall, Tracy. Sign-up sheets are at the Animal Rescue site in the mall near JCPenney in the alcove area.                           TENTATIVE

SHIFTS available:        Friday and Saturday                 Sunday, Christmas Eve

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Interested volunteers are asked to visit the website and complete an application; if under the age of 18, please select “junior” or youth application.

Website: animalrescuetracy.org or email contact@animalrescuetracy.org or call 209-642-4324 and provide your full nameemail addressday, and time(s) interested to work

Gift wrapping supplies needed: gift wrap, gift bags, tape, boxes, bows, ribbon, labels, tissue …and bring scissors!

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For additional community service opportunities, please visit: https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

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Dec. 1. 17, 2017                                                                                                                            Vol 16

Virginia Stewart

It is very difficult to squeeze all we do into the short time and the limited facilities we have.  We do our best.

Speaking of facilities, we see great progress happening in the construction area.  We are getting excited about the thought of moving into the two story building.  That building will house both Primary and Discovery.  It will be wonderful.

We are all looking forward to the annual Father/Daughter Dance.  We know there are many excited girls looking forward to a date with dad!

Many thanks for your continued patience with limited parking and car line struggles…. Before you know it the construction will be done.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Winter Break is coming – Friday December 15th will be out last day before our vacation.

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Dec. 4 – 8

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –Chicken Ranch Wrap

Wed – Potato Casserole

Thurs –Cheese or Chile Nachos

Fri. – Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

 

 

T K

This week on TK island we traveled on TK airlines around the world to New York, France, and Mexico to learn about their holiday traditions. We learned that in Mexico they have a parade called Los Posadas that last for nine days. Also, they hit a pinata full of nuts, fruits, and candies.  The little fishies really enjoyed hitting a pinata and collecting all the goodies.  In France, they put their shoes in front of the fireplace and they get filled with treats.  Stay tuned til next week as we fly to other countries around the world.

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase:

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed their week of with family and friends! P-6 students had got a surprise visit from their elf named Snowflake! She has been hiding in silly places in our classroom all week! This week we made reindeer in a directed drawing lesson and then wrote a short story about our reindeer. Students even got to name their reindeer. All of the reindeer look so cute hanging up in the classroom! In science this we have been doing STEM challenges! Students planned, built, and experimented making rafts. They had so much fun problem solving and getting their rafts to float! Don’t forget the last day of school before break is Friday, December 15th!

 

Phase 1:

We are impressed with how focused our students returned from Fall Break!  Students returned excited to see an Elf visiting their classroom!  Students wrote letters to the Elf and did different Elf activities.  Ask your students what their classroom’s Elf’s name is!   Some students also had the opportunity to write letters to Santa.  It was fun to read the different things students were asking for and why they felt they deserved what they wanted.

Our first field trip will be to Old Sacramento and the Train Museum on Wednesday, December 13th.  Permission slips were due today.  If you have not turned in your child’s permission slip please do so as soon as possible.  We will be sending chaperone information next week.  Remember, in order to be able to chaperone you must be cleared to volunteer in the office.

Please remember to send a healthy snack and drink on your assigned day.  If you forget, your child’s class might not have a snack on that day.  Thank you in advance!

Phase 2:

Welcome back!  This week we started out social studies unit on government.  We learned about democracy and why we have a government.  Ask your child what they know about the 3 branches of government.  This week our 4th grade leadership students went around to all of the PCS classrooms and collected the food for our Brighter Christmas food drive.  They were impressed with how much we’ve collected so far!  We are accepting donations until December 13th.  Please use this opportunity to discuss the spirit of giving with your child.  We appreciate any and all donations!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Primary Music

 

Hello Primary Families,

All Kindergarten through 4th grade students should have brought a letter home about our Winter Music Program.  This is an overview.

 

The TLC Winter Music Program will be on Thursday, December 14, for student’s K through 4.  The performances will be held in the gym.

 

The Kindergarten students will perform at 1:00 pm, during the school day.  They need to come to school dressed in their performance clothing.  There will not be time to change during the school day.  They may dress in holiday outfits.  Please make sure they can still do all their other school activities.  There will be no PE that day.

 

The students in grades 1 through 4 will perform beginning at 6:30 pm. The Phase 1 students (Rooms P2, P5, and P7) will perform at 6:00.  Please drop off these students at their regular classroom by 5:45 pm.  The teachers will walk them to and from the gym.  Please plan on picking up your child from their classroom after the performance.  Phase 2 students (Rooms P1, P3 & P8) will perform immediately after the Phase 1 students. We should be ready to start around 6:20 pm.  Please make sure these students are in their classrooms by 6:00 pm.  They will return to their rooms after the performance, you will pick them up at their classroom.

 

Students will be encouraged to wear holiday attire for the performance.  It is not a requirement.  Nice clothes are fine.  They can include Santa hats or elf hats.   Reindeer headbands will be up to teacher discretion, if they block the view of students behind them, they will not be allowed.  The hats and headbands should not have flashing lights, play music, or have any movement, so as to not be distracting.

 

Our TK students will be doing their performance on Wednesday, December 13, at 8:45 am.  Please have them wear their holiday clothes to school.

 

I am hoping to have all the song accompaniments on the TLC website, so the students can practice at home.  Link to follow soon.  The lyrics were attached to the letters that were sent home.

You and your students can find the music available for download on the Primary webpage:

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I look forward to sharing your children’s musical talents with you!

Musically,

Lesley Watson

Primary Music Director

 

DCS and DHSP PE

 

 Discovery

Thank you to the parents that came for Parent Teacher Student Conferences.  We enjoyed meeting with each of you.  If you were unable to meet for conferences, your son or daughter’s report card will be arriving in the mail shortly.

 

Those students with good behavior and have not met with Mrs. Stewart or the ROAR teams enjoyed a fun afternoon of movie watching and popcorn eating in the gym.

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and we will see you back to school on Monday, November 27th.

 

Discovery Charter School

 

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a wonderful relaxing break with family and friends.  Students are busy with the 2nd trimester and that includes their new enrichment classes.

 

Ms. Dane’s Drama Class- Reader’s Theater

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Tracy’s Brighter Christmas

Next week, December 4th-8th, DCS and DHSP will be joining Primary Charter School and Millennium High School in their efforts to collect canned food items for Tracy’s Brighter Christmas community organization. Schools across Tracy work together to help supply families in need during the holiday season with food items that will later be paired with gifts specific to each qualifying family’s needs. Last year 600 families in Tracy benefited from the generosity of schools like ours. We can’t wait to see how many canned food items get collected to make this holiday season a little brighter for our fellow community members!

Each of the homeroom teachers has a box for donated food items.   Hopefully we can increase last year’s impressive donations.

Important dates:

Saturday, December 2, 2017- Daddy/Daughter Dance 6-8 pm

Winter Break- December 20, 2017-January 2, 2018

 

Please continue to check your student’s agenda.  Classes are in full swing and students are busy with projects and tests and homework.

 

 

 

DHSP

General:

  • Next week, December 4th-8th, DCS and DHSP will be joining Primary Charter School and Millennium High School in their efforts to collect canned food items for Tracy’s Brighter Christmas community organization. Schools across Tracy work together to help supply families in need during the holiday season with food items that will later be paired with gifts specific to each qualifying family’s needs. Last year 600 families in Tracy benefited from the generosity of schools like ours. We can’t wait to see how many canned food items get collected to make this holiday season a little brighter for our fellow community members!

 

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:15-6

 

  • DHSP Winter Dance on December 15th, 5:30-7:30. Tickets cost $5 and can be bought December 4-13th at both lunches. We will have a live DJ, photo booth, light snacks, and waters.

 

 

Language Arts:

This week in Language Arts, we are picking up where we left off before break. Students are learning and practicing new diagramming and grammar skills as well as reading comprehension skills. They will be receiving a new book club book very shortly, but in the meantime, they have been assigned a book club project, which will be due December 11th. Additionally, we are continuing our reading of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and students are continuing their study of literary elements and devices. Lastly, they received a new essay this week; this is a persuasive essay that may require extra research, though some has already been conducted as a class. They are expected to support their opinion with factual evidence. Please encourage your student to finish out 2017 strong and to continue making positive goals for the upcoming new year!

 

Science:

Students tested their handmade popsicle-stick bridges this week and it was a major success! Some even help up to 100 lbs! Great job students!

 

 

 

MHS

 

Midterms begin THIS Wednesday.  The following schedule show times and location of each final.

 

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Daddy – Daughter Dance is TONIGHT @ MHS

Daddy Daughter Dance tonight is under the tent at the Millennium campus 1904 N. Corral Hallow Rd.

Guest list for those that pre-ordered their tickets will be located at the entrance, look for the Christmas lights!

Tickets still available at the door for $30 Per couple and $5 each additional daughter, corsages for $15 while supplies last. Picture packet (1 pose: one 5×7 and eight wallets included) for $10.
Appetizers, candy and water will be provided!!

Looking forward to seeing you tonight! Any questions please email me at kvigil@tracylc.net and I’ll do my best to get back to you promptly.

TLC Charter Chatter

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Nov. 17, 2017                                                                                                                               Vol 15

Virginia Stewart

 

Thank you for all of the support you have given us this year.  It is exciting to see our new building coming to life.  BUT thank you for putting up with no parking spaces and lots of wait time in car line.  When all of the construction is done, we will all be so grateful!

 

Misc. Announcements

 

November 20 – 24 Thanks Giving Week – no school all week

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef Burritos

Wed – Chicken Nuggets

Thurs – Beef Lasagna

Fri. – Chicken Taquitoes

 

 

 

 

 

T K

On TK island we learned how to give thanks and be thankful for the things we have. All week we prepared for our Thanksgiving feast by making placemats, hats, and decorations. We all sat down and enjoyed our feast together… the kids loved it!

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Primary Charter

 

 

Initial Phase:

The cold and rainy weather didn’t put a damper in our week in P-6! We had a really fun week! First and foremost, thank you to every parent that came to parent-teacher conferences this week. We love being able to spend time talking with you about your wonderful children! The fun continued when we had a surprise visit from Sparkles the Clown! We have all been working so hard this trimester it was nice to have a break and clown around a bit! Our exciting week didn’t stop there… we had another visitor on Thursday to teach us about taking care of our teeth! Thank you to Ruby’s mom for that awesome presentation and the pouch filled with supplies to keep our teeth healthy and clean!  Finally, we finished our week off with a nice slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream! Thank you to everyone who donated to make our Thanksgiving pie feast possible! What a nice treat to take us into Thanksgiving Break! We all have so much to be thankful for, especially our P-6 families! We hope everyone has a wonderful week off with family and friends and a Happy Thanksgiving! We will see you back on Monday, November 27th!

 

Phase 1:

Thank you to all parents that came out to meet with us during Parent Teacher conferences!  We enjoy talking to you about your student’s progress and goals.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.  Phase one had a fun week before fall break!  Students did all kinds of fall projects including writing about what they are thankful for and a Thanksgiving placemat.  We ended our week with a feast, green trimester certificates, SWO’s of the month, the Golden Lunchbox, and the Golden Broom! We are looking forward to a great trimester two!  Have a safe and wonderful week off!  School will resume Monday, November 27th!

 

Phase 2:

Thank you to everyone who attended conferences this week.  We enjoyed discussing your child’s growth and goals with you.  This week our classes worked on their group biome projects.  They did research, printed and drew pictures, and presented information about their assigned habitats.  We also went around and saw the hard work of the other two classes.  This was a great lesson in being a Positive Cooperator and we look forward to more group projects in the future!  See you on November 27th!

 

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Discovery

 

Thank you to the parents that came for Parent Teacher Student Conferences.  We enjoyed meeting with each of you.  If you were unable to meet for conferences, your son or daughter’s report card will be arriving in the mail shortly.

 

Those students with good behavior and have not met with Mrs. Stewart or the ROAR teams enjoyed a fun afternoon of movie watching and popcorn eating in the gym.

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and we will see you back to school on Monday, November 27th.

 

DHSP

 

General Info:

Students are starting this trimester with a clean slate in the grade book this week. Please encourage your student to turn in their essays every week on time and to study their notes every night. The sooner they learn which study strategies work best for them, the better they will be in the long run.

 

Furthermore, students are being rewarded this Friday 11/17 for all of their hard work and constant determination! Those students that have not attended a ROAR panel meeting for poor behavior are being recognized for their efforts with an afternoon pajama and movie party! Keep up the good work!

 

Also, students who qualify for CJSF for the second trimester will be receiving their LA classes today. Remind students to fill out their applications and turn them to either their LA teachers or Mrs. Prescott

 

Language Arts:

In Language Arts this week, students are reflecting on personal experiences, things they are grateful for, and how they are doing in class overall. They have learned 90 vocabulary words over the course of trimester 1 and are becoming better and better at using them correctly in their writing. You can find any upcoming assignments and due dates for your student’s classes in their agenda.

 

 

 

 

MHS

End of Semester Approaching

Fall Semester ends Friday, December 8th!  A finals schedule will be released shortly.

 

TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

Our school-wide Talent Show is taking place on Thursday, February 15th of 2018.  Auditions will be held the week of December 11th-15th.  Pick up an audition request form from the Counseling Office!  This event is a fundraiser for the Senior Class of 2018.

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Sow A Seed Community Foundation Youth Workshops

Sow A Seed Community Foundation will begin youth workshops starting November 27th at Sow A Seed Office.  These free workshops are a safe and supportive place for youth to connect with peers and foster healthy lifestyle habits. Each workshop meets once per week for 8- 10 weeks.  They include Girls’ Circle for girls age 11-16, Boys’ Council for boys age 10-14, and Fresh Start Thinking for teens age 15-18.  Visit http://www.sowaseedcf.org/ for more information.

 

College Early Start – Next Steps

The Counseling Office is currently processing College Early Start forms and submitting them to Delta College.  The registration date and time for Millennium students will be on November 30th at 3:45pmStudents will have their CES forms returned to them with instructions on how to register when we return from Thanksgiving Break.  Families will have to pay for the students’ classes online, and they will be reimbursed after the student completes the college course with a B or higher.

 

Community Service

Sunday, November 19 – Moose Thanksgiving Luncheon – 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy)

Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 6 servers are needed – black and white server attire

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net  MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

 

Friday, November 24 – BLACK FRIDAY Animal Rescue of Tracy – 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: West Valley Mall, Tracy.

Volunteers Visit the JCPenney end of the mall (in the alcove area) on weekends for more information or visit the website animalrescuetracy.org and complete the “junior” or youth application.

Phone: 209-642-4324

Email: Contact@animalrescuetracy.org

Facebook: AnimalRescueofTracy

 

For additional community service opportunities, please visit: https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html

 

College Bound Workshops

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Nov. 9, 2017                                                                                                                            Vol 14

Virginia Stewart

 

I am sure you will read about it in the school sections, but I would like to congratulate Ms. Rodieck on a wonderful third annual spelling bee.  The children were well prepared and it took us two hours to complete the competition.  The winners are to be congratulated on a great job.  Everyone who attended did a great job and were an excellent audience.  Well done!

 

Misc. Announcements

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November 20 – 24 Thanks Giving Week – no school all week

 

 

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Board Member Opening

The Tracy Learning Center is now accepting applications for a TLC board member.  All interested applicants please send a letter of interest and a resume to 51 E. Beverly Place Tracy, CA 95376- ATTN: Human Resources.  Board meets once a month.

 

 

Brighter Christmas

Canned Food Drive

November 13 – December 14, 2017

 

 

Primary Leadership students and Brighter Christmas are joining together for a canned food drive to help needy families in the Tracy community.  Please donate non-perishable goods and send to school with your student for collection.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Nov. 13 – 17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Enchiladas

Wed – Million Dollar Spaghetti

Thurs – Grilled Cheese

Fri. – Cheesy Chicken and Rice

 

 

T K

This week on TK island we learned how to run a democracy.  The little fishies learned the importance and responsibilities of a president, election process, and voting. We even did some mock elections, but their favorite was being able to vote for some of their classmates that were running for class president.
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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase:

 

We are so impressed with all of the disguised turkeys! They are so good that we can’t even tell they are turkeys! It is going to be so hard to pick a winner! If you haven’t turned your turkey in yet you can bring it in on Monday!

 

Don’t forget that parent-teacher conferences are next week! We can’t wait to meet with all our P-6 families!

 

Phase One:

Our students had a great time making letters and cards for our Vetarans this week! They also continued and finished their “Me on the Map” project!  We can’t wait to put these on display!

Phase 2:

Our phase 2 students loved our “Rainforest in a Bottle” project this week! We made a mini biome with rocks, soil, moss, a plant and a real worm!  Our students enjoyed seeing a real life habitat and it was a great way to wrap up our science unit.  We also enjoyed a recorder concert from our P1 students who have worked very hard this trimester to learn how to play the recorder.  They did great!

Please see the information in the green folders today about our upcoming food drive.

Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, November 10th.  Next week is parent teacher conference week.  If you are unable to attend your assigned meeting day, please email your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  Fall break is from Nov. 20th to Nov. 24th.

Have a safe three day weekend!

 

 

 

Discovery

 

Discovery Charter School

This has been a busy week.  Monday, choir and drama students had their first showcase and the students did a remarkable job.  Thank you Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Dane for all of your hard work.

This week has seen the end of the first trimester.  You should have heard from your student’s homeroom teacher regarding conference times for next week.

The annual Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, and we have many Stellar Spelling Bee Students!

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Please remember that our Thanksgiving break is 11/20-11/24- no school.

Enjoy the three day weekend!

 

Discovery Showcase Choir:  Great Job to all our 5-6 and 7-8 students.  The show was amazing and we are all proud of how heard you have worked.

 

 

 

 

 

DHSP

 

Charter Chatter week of 11/6-11/9

 

General:

  • Trimester 1 ends 11/10
  • No school Friday 11/10 in observance of Veteran’s Day
  • Don’t forget Thanksgiving Break begins 11/20!

 

This week Drama and Choir had their first performance! It was a huge success! Pictured below: Students rehearsing in the gym before the main event.

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Language Arts:

Students have moved into studying art from the Roman, Greek, and Etruscan civilizations. All classes have also continued to read their second novel of the year, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”

 

 

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San Jose State and Santa Clara University Field Trip

 

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On Tuesday, 46 Millennium students attended campus tours at both San Jose State and Santa Clara University.  Both of our tours were excellent, and it was great to experience the energy of each campus, as well as learn a lot from the college students’ perspectives!  It is highly recommended that our students visit the campuses of colleges they are considering.  Despite how close these two campuses are to each other, they were quite different!

 

College Early Start – Next Steps

The Counseling Office is currently processing College Early Start forms and submitting them to Delta College.  The registration date and time for Millennium students will be on November 30th at 3:45pm.  Students will have their CES forms returned to them with instructions on how to register.  Families will have to pay for the students’ classes online, and they will be reimbursed after the student completes the college course with a B or higher.

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

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Nov. 3, 2017                                                                                                                             Vol 13

Virginia Stewart

 

As the first trimester comes to a close in Discovery and Primary and the final weeks of the Semester approach in the high school, I would like to remind each of you that we are using a different approach to discipline this year. It is called Restorative Justice.  In other words, we are punishing less and reflecting more.  The responsibility for behavior rests with the student.  The student needs to see how the behavior exhibited hurts the entire classroom or learning environment.

In Discovery, I believe we have been very successful.  We use a review panel approach in which any student who scores a negative 20 or more is reviewed.  The review consists of looking at the negatives and seeing what suggestions can be made for improving.  After two or more times with the negatives still over twenty, we ask for a parent meeting.  To date we have held about 32 of these meetings.  They have been wonderful.  It is so good to have parents, staff and the student working together to find ways to make things better.  The student is then put on probation for two weeks.  It is amazing, but most students truly change.  The support from parents has really made a difference.  It has been rare that we have gone beyond the notice of probation.  In fact, we have so many success stories of students improving.

Restorative justice is based on helping students restore the classroom or the school to a fair and just place with maximized learning time.  Students have learned that being off task, talking out of turn, walking around the classroom, not being prepared for class does not just affect that student but takes away from the entire class.  They have learned that a negative twenty means they have had four infractions in one week.  (Only increments of five are given at a time).

The primary students are learning what restorative justice is and how to excel in their classes so everyone can learn and stay focused.  When a primary student is in the excellence box, that student has been a model to the others.

As we proceed in this process, we believe less students will be suspended because they will know how to regulate themselves and understand how they affect the entire class.  We are already noticing the introspection of students and their willingness to accept responsibility for what they are doing.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Production

Pleased to Announce: Choir and Drama Students will be presenting their first

Discovery Performance Showcase on November 6, 2017

At Kimball Auditorium in two sections;

Mr. Dougherty will offer his choir performance from 6:30-7:15 or 7:30

A short intermission will follow

Ms. Dane’s Drama classes will perform from 7:30 or 7:45 – 8:30

Singing, Dancing, Poetry, Reader’s Theater and Video will show what students have been working on during the trimester.  Tickets are free to family and friends.

 

Special performances include; dances, piano, trumpet, ukelele, American Sign Language, My Shot from Hamilton, You’re Welcome from Moana, Lightning Larry and Monkey’s Paw reader’s theater plays and examples of video taped classroom performances.

 

 

Next Holiday

Veteran’s Day Friday Nov. 10, 2017

 

November 20 – 24 Thanks Giving Week – no school all week

 

Board Member Opening

The Tracy Learning Center is now accepting applications for a TLC board member.  All interested applicants please send a letter of interest and a resume to 51 E. Beverly Place Tracy, CA 95376- ATTN: Human Resources.  Board meets once a month.

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Nov. 6 – 10

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef Tacos

Wed – Chicken Corn Dog

Thurs – Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Fri. – Holiday

 

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This week on TK island was very mysterious.  All the little fishies were disguised as different characters in their wonderful costumes.  They enjoyed doing the parade and singing 5 little pumpkins for their parents.  The fun didn’t stop there they did Halloween Bingo, made slime, and created a skeleton picture and a bat hat. Also, this week they became astronauts and explored the solar system.  They climbed about their rocket ship and explored outer space.  They learned facts about the planets and the sun and why we live on planet Earth.

 

 

Primary Charter

 

Thank you to our PCS parents who generously donated to the Read-a-Thon prize ceremony.  We were able to make this a great event, because of you!!

 

Thank you

Brantley Family                  Fisher Family

Moore Family                     Ramos Family

West Family                       Real Family

Bhalla Family

 

What fun we had on Halloween! Teachers loved seeing all the P6 students dressed up in their costumes on Halloween! Everyone looked great marching in the parade and the kids did such a good job performing the Halloween dance! Thank you to our amazing PE coaches for putting together the parade and dance! We had so much fun and the kids left school with a ton of treats!

 

Wow! We can’t believe it’s already November! Time is going by so fast! The end of trimester one is near and parent-teacher conferences are coming up quick. Check your student’s Monday red folder for your assigned date and time!

 

Phase 2:

Thank you to all of our field trip chaperones.  We had a great time at the Oakland Zoo on Wednesday!  Our 3rd and 4th graders loved seeing all the animals that we’ve been learning about, up close and in person.  We are still in need of 2 liter bottles for an upcoming project in science.  Please send them in by Monday, we appreciate it!

 

 

 

Discovery

 

Charter Chatter

What a fun Halloween week.  Primary was dressed up and trick-or –treated the 5-8 grade classrooms.  This is always a good time.  5/6 enjoyed decorating the classroom doors for this occasion as well.

 

Things to remember:

It is time to Fall Back. Remember the time changes on Sunday, 11/5. We gain an hour but it will be getting darker earlier.

Be looking for information on your child’s conference for trimester 1.  Let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible if you can make the allotted time for your conference.

Remember that Friday, November 10th is a holiday (Veteran’s Day) and there will be no school.

Thanksgiving vacation is 11/20-11/24/2017.  School resumes 11/27.

 

Please continue to check your child’s agenda for important information and due dates.

 

DHSP

 

General Info:

  • Grades drop 11/6-11/8
  • Trimester ends 11/10
  • Thanksgiving Break begins 11/20
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are 11/14 (7th grade students) 11/15 (8th grade students). Times to be announced

 

Language Arts:

Students taking their first trimester finals this week on the following subjects: grammar and diagramming, Humanities, and vocabulary. Students also presented their final projects for the first novel of the year, A Long Walk to Water.

 

Students are also wrapping up their first trimester SWO projects and turning in their community service hours. Don’t forget, all students need 30 hours of community service by the end of the school year.

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

8th Grade Parent High School Information Night

 

On Wednesday night, the Counselors hosted a parent information night for families of prospective incoming 9th graders.  The purpose of the meeting was to share information about what Millennium has to offer as a high school of choice.  We were pleased to have current Millennium students as guest speakers, as well as great questions from families considering Millennium High School for their children.

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College Early Start Forms due Monday!

Please note that College Early Start forms for Spring classes are due to the Counseling Office on Monday, November 6th!

 

Those who have signed up will take the Delta assessment on Saturday, November 4th at 8:30am on the Delta Mountain House campus.  These students have been sent a reminder including specific details.

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC tlc-logo

Oct. 29, 2017                                                                                                                        Vol 12

 

This year our theme for Red Ribbon

Week is that BETTER CHOICES = BEST RESULTS. This is a great slogan for this year in particular. Our students are learning the benefit of good choices in the classroom on a daily basis with our new program of Restorative Justice. We are helping students realize that when they are a distraction in the classroom, they are not only hurting their own learning, they are taking time and attention from the class and they are not allowing us to maximize learning. The students are realizing that they can help one another make better choices. Some of our student serve on our review committee that look at the students who are acquiring more than negative twenty points in our middle school and high school classes. These students ask questions, give advice and suggest ways to improve. They have had an impact on the effectiveness our teachers are having in the classroom. Better choices, serves all of us. The more a student focuses on the right things, the better it is for all of us. I especially liked all of the posters our Primary students made to celebrate the theme. They are helping all of us reflect on the choices we are making and allow us to ask, is this choice going to lead to better results? In reality some of our choices are not actually wrong, but they may not lead to the best result. Forcing ourselves to work harder, think more, give more than we are comfortable doing may help us all experience the best results.

 

 

General School News

 

Production Pleased to Announce: Choir and Drama Students will be presenting their first Discovery Performance Showcase on November 6, 2017 At Kimball Auditorium in two sections; Mr. Dougherty will offer his choir performance from 6:30-7:15 or 7:30 A short intermission will follow Ms. Dane’s Drama classes will perform from 7:30 or 7:45 – 8:30 Singing, Dancing, Poetry, Reader’s Theater and Video will show what students have been working on during the trimester. Tickets are free to family and friends. Special performances include; dances, piano, trumpet, ukelele, American Sign Language, My Shot from Hamilton, You’re Welcome from Moana, Lightning Larry and Monkey’s Paw reader’s theater plays and examples of video taped classroom performances.

 

Next Holiday Veteran’s Day Friday Nov. 10, 2017

 

Board Member Opening The Tracy Learning Center is now accepting applications for a TLC board member. All interested applicants please send a letter of interest and a resume to 51 E. Beverly Place Tracy, CA 95376- ATTN: Human Resources. Board meets once a month.

 

South Sudan Donations This year students at Discovery are working on learning the importance of recycling and the value of using water responsibly while fundraising for the Water for South Sudan organization. The Water for South Sudan organization aims to provides clean, accessible water to peaceful communities in South Sudan by building wells. Discovery is fundraising for this cause through buying waters on campus, recycling bottles, and participating in coin-collecting challenges. Student Recycling Teams are also helping to collect and organize all of the recycling on campus as well as working towards promoting positive recycling behaviors. Our goal is to raise five thousand dollars by next April, as well as to encourage a recycling culture among our students. By reaching our goal, we will be entered into a drawing to win a visit from Salva Dut (from this year’s Pentathlon book, A Long Walk to Water), as well as helping to provide hundreds of people in South Sudan with clean water.

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Cheesy Goulash

Wed – Sloppy Grilled Cheese

Thurs – Chicken Taquitos

Fri. – Beef, Gravy and Mash Potatoes

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This week on our TK island, you’ll find witches and green monsters running amok! We have eagerly been crafting spooky decorations in preparation for Halloween, and are very excited about our upcoming class parade! In fact, we’ve been practicing a magical pumpkin song that we can’t wait to perform for our parents. It’s been pumpkins, witches and goblins galore..and we can’t wait for even more spooky fun next week!

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase: October is a fun month for so many reasons. But one of our favorite things about October is exploring pumpkins! Students learned all about pumpkins this week! They even got to look inside a pumpkin that was cut open lengthwise! Ask your student what they observed while looking inside the pumpkin. Students also learned the parts of a pumpkin and labeled a pumpkin they made out of construction paper. Ask your student to tell you the parts of a pumpkin! We have even been able to watch the lifecycle of a pumpkin in the garden next to our classroom! We have had lots of pumpkin fun this week; don’t forget to ask your child what they learned about pumpkins!

 

Phase one students had a fun Red Ribbon Week! Our slogan this year was Better Choices = Best Results. On Monday, Students received their red bracelets and helped create the PCS cup design on our fence. On Tuesday, students helped create a poster in which they pledged to make the right choices. On Wednesday we had a door decorating contest! P6 won the contest! Congratulations P6! On Thursday, we wore red! Friday, we had our Read-a-thon results announced during unity. Thank you for all of your continued support! So far the Read-a-thon raised about $11,072! This money will be used to purchase technology for our students! Thanks again! Please remember that our Halloween parade will be on Tuesday, October21st.

Phase 2 students are excited about our upcoming field trip on November 1st! If you were selected as a chaperone, we ask that you please pay the $30 fee. This week in science, we learned more about biomes and how different animals adapt to their environment. We are asking for students to please bring in 2 liter bottles for an upcoming project in science. Thank you!

 

 

Discovery Discovery Charter School This has been a busy week for Discovery students. The end of trimester one is just around the corner and students are busy preparing for tests, projects and SWOs. Please continue to check your student’s agenda regularly for information on upcoming due dates. Upcoming events: Monday, October 30, 2017 Hearing Van Tuesday, October 31- Primary trick or treats Friday, November 3rd is the last day of Trimester 1 Please be on the lookout for information that will be coming home regarding Trimester 1 conferences. Ms. Dane and her Drama students gave Discovery a preview of the upcoming Choir/Drama show that is being held at Kimball High School Auditorium on Monday, November 6. Choir will perform at 6:30 pm, with Drama performing at 7:30. Here are few pictures for a preview. Hope to see all of you there!

 

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General Reminders:

  • All students: The first SWO and first trimester community service hours are due next Thursday (11/2)
  • Red Ribbon Week is next week! Discovery will be having Red Ribbon week starting Monday, October 30th and it will go till Friday, November 3rd. Our slogan this year will be BETTER CHOICES = BEST RESULTS. Don’t forget to dress up for spirit days!
  • First trimester grades drop between November 6-8th; make sure your students has completed and turned in all missing assignments!

CJSF: Next week, the students of our DHSP California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) will be kicking off their annual week long coin drive. This year the students decided to donate the money collected to those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maira in Puerto Rico. They will also be collecting any new or “like new” stuffed animals to comfort the children who lost so much. We’ll be partnering with another organization already sending a shipment of goods to Puerto Rico. Language Arts: Students are working on their final projects for our first novel, A Long Walk to Water, as the first trimester comes to a speedy close. All classes have begun our next novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, an awe-inspiring work that recounts the life of a uniquely talented young boy.

MHS

8th Grade Parent Night – November 1st The Counselors visited DHSP students this week to share information about Millennium High School. DHSP parents are invited to attend our 8th Grade Parent Night on Wednesday, November 1st from 5:30-6:30pm at the temporary high school campus at 1904 N. Corral Hollow Rd. in room A-2. Parents of students who do not attend DHSP are invited to attend the second session beginning at 6:30pm in room A-1. College Early Start – Begin the process to take a college class this Spring!

On Thursday, October 5th there was an informational meeting for students who are interested in starting the process for taking Spring 2018 Delta College classes while in high school. Students and parents may visit our website for more information on how to participate in the program at: https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html Forms are available in the Counseling Office as well. Students new to the program are encouraged to apply ASAP! There are many steps to the process, and CES Forms are due to the Counseling Office by Monday, November 6th. ***Please note: The Saturday, October 28th assessment has been rescheduled due to a power outage scheduled in the area on that day. The test will be held on November 4th at 8:30am on the Mountain House campus. Students may sign up with their Delta ID at the Counseling Office.*** Upcoming Community Service Opportunities cxv Make a Difference Day – Arbor Day WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00am WHERE: Lincoln Park, Tracy, CA (East St. & Eaton Ave.) Volunteers are needed to help plant trees AND paint fire hydrants all over Tracy. Please bring shovels, gloves, and a water bottle. For additional community service events this month, please see our website at: https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html