TLC Charter Chatter

  Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Mar. 24, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.31

Virginia Stewart

 

We will soon be approaching Spring break.  I believe most students enjoy the two week break in the spring.  We find that the second trimester is the longest with all of the holiday breaks.  It went from November to March!  Then it will be on to the final push for the end of the year.

The one thing I have always liked about our charter schools is that I never feel we rush to finish.  After the high school completes its 180 day traditional calendar, they experience a wonderful opportunity called FAST TRACK in which students are allowed to make up a course or advance to get ahead.  Some are given the chance to take college courses.

The rest of our schools, Primary and Discovery continue on for an additional 5 weeks of instruction.  We believe this gives us a chance to help student truly master the concepts and skills we have presented over the course of the year.  It gives us time to really finish out the year.  We do not feel rushed or frustrated that we do not have enough time.

 

Misc. Announcements


Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

We will be having Spring Picture Day for our Pre-K Students, TK Students and Primary Students  only   along with our 8th Grade Promotion pictures on Friday, April 7, 2017..

Students will be bringing  flyers home about one week prior to this date. (There is no re-take day.)

 

Spring Break

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

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

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

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 27 -31

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef Hot Dog

Wed – Chili or Cheese Nachos

Thurs – Beef Lasagne

Fri. – Fettuccini Alfredo

 

Pre K

 

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T K

 

TK students are healthy eaters!  This week students learned about food groups.  They had fun sorting and classifying foods into the groups they learned.  They also enjoyed looking through magazines to create their own balanced and healthy plate of food to eat!  We caught them during free play using math manipulatives to create a restaurant full of healthy food choices.  We love watching them learn through play and seeing them extend our lessons into a fun activity that they devise themselves!

 

Reminder:  Spring pictures will be Friday, April 7th.  Students must still wear recess and PE appropriate shoes.

 

 

 

Primary Charter

 

 Initial Phase

 

This week in P6 we practiced mechanics in our sentence writing.  This means that all of our sentences have a capital letter at the beginning, proper punctuation, spaces, and properly formed letters.  When you’re doing homework with your students this week, encourage them to use these mechanics in their writing.
We hope to see you all at parent teacher conferences.  If you did not turn in your sign up form, please do so ASAP.
 

Phase 1

 

Phase 1 students did a great job collecting Pennies for Patients! Thank you!  We sure do have kind and giving students.  We welcomed spring with open arms and are looking forward to nicer, warmer weather.  We continued our Poetry Unit in Writer’s Workshop as the students wrote Triplet Poems and showed off their rhyming talents.  We are looking forward to their completed Poetry Book.  In Science we learned all about stars, black holes and the constellations.  We even got to create a constellation of our own.  Did you know that stars have a life cycle?? Learning about the Solar System is “Out of This World!”  Our AR goals will be due soon.  Keep encouraging your student to read, read, read!  In Math our students have successfully demonstrated their skills in measurement.  They will be working on some very cool projects in the next couple of weeks.  Great Job Phase 1!  Don’t forget that Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up the week of April 3rd.

Phase Two

 

In Science, students continued to work on our weather and energy units.  Ask your student about all of the great projects and activities we have been working on!  Please remember that Science Fair Projects are due on Monday, April 3rd.  We can’t wait to see them!  Phase two AR goals were due today, Friday, March 24th.  Our new AR goal period will begin on Monday, March 27th, and end on Friday, May 19th. Please make sure your student is reading at least 20 minutes every night!  Phase two students did a great job collecting money for Pennies for Patients!  We appreciate your continued support!  Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences are the week of April 3rd. Parent-Teacher Conference schedules were sent home this week.  Please notify your student’s teachers as soon as possible if you will not be able to make it on your scheduled time.  Have a great weekend!

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We have been using these in our classroom for STEM learning and would love to have more!  Every 10 Marble Runs purchased with our code buys 1 free Extreme Set for our classroom.

10% off any Marble Genius Marble Run

Use Amazon Promotion Code @ Checkout before 5/31:  D2NHPDPT

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

 

Read-A-Thon winners – each won a Fire 7 tablet….Thank you Pierce for reading the most minutes, and to Stephen and Melina for collecting the most money.  Thank you to all students, parents, and staff members who made the Read-A-Thon the success it was. 

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Our 6th grade Academic Pentathlon team was announced.  They will compete at East Union High School on Saturday, April 22nd

 

 

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD –was phenominal….so many individual awards!!!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COACHES, PARENTS, AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE– Coach Pelaez, you put together a great team. The hours and time you put into planning, training, and coaching is so appreciated by all.

 

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In science students were introduced to various tools of science as they viewed a model volcanic eruption.

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6th grade boys vs. Freiler at Tracy Learning Center. We did not win, but our boys worked hard and looked good on the basketball court!!!

 

TOP 5 DEN STUDENTS – ROUND OF APPLAUSE – they work hard to be role models, excellent citizens, and students we can count on! Congratulations!!!!

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IMPORTANT DATES:

 

April 1st – Math Olympiad at the County Office of Education

April 5th Poetry Fest in the gym 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (students in Ms. Rodieck’s room)

April 6th Poetry Fest in the gym 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (students in Mrs. Hawkins’ room)

Spring Break – Begins Monday, April 10th. Students return to school on Monday, April 24th.

April 22 – ACADEMIC PENTATHLON – At East Union High School, Manteca

 

 

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

 

Discover High School Prep

 

 

Language Arts:

Mrs. Zo’s class is working on a Memorial Projects for WWII

Ms. Langston’s class had a great time making and playing conjugation games.

All classes finished up SWO prnsetations.

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes presented their Abolitionist projects this week. 2a and 2b were tasked with teaching a lesson about their assigned Abolitionists. What fun!

 

Math:

Algebra I  took their Unit 5 text this week.

Algebra II took their Unit 6 final.

Basic Math is busy with multiplying decimals.

 

Science:

Classes learned about erosion, weathering, and abrasion. They took aUnit final this week as well.

 

Pentathlon teams were announced and will be in next week’s Chatter.

 

 

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

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

                     

MHS

All Schools

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Charter Chatter March 24, 2017

 

TLC’s Talent Show Tickets are on sale now

Come see the great student talent at the TLC’s Got Talent Show, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $9 in the front office, counseling office and online atthegrand.org.

 

College Early Start- Important Update!!!!!

Please note that the Counselors held a meeting today during lunch for all students interested and/or required to take a Delta College Class this summer.  If your student missed the meeting please have them visit the MHS Counseling Office as soon as possible.  CES forms for summer classes are due to the Counseling Office by Friday, May 5th and there are multiple steps students must take in the process before they can complete this form.  More information is available on our website:  http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html

 

IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE:  Beginning with classes taken in Summer of 2017, Tracy Learning Center will reimburse students/parents for the cost of tuition provided students pass with a B or better.  A grade of C in a Delta class will no longer qualify for reimbursement.

 

City of Tracy – Summer Part-Time Opportunities

The City of Tracy is hiring part-time Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards, ages 15 and up.  Applicants must be certified in Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, with additional requirements for Senior Lifeguards.  For more information please visit the Counseling Office.

 

Youth Advisory Condition

The Tracy Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) is seeking new members.  This is a select group of teens who communicate with various departments within the City of Tracy to provide a voice to our community’s youth.  If you are interested please visit the Counseling Office for an application.  Students in grades 9-11 are welcome to apply.  Applications are due April 27th.

 

 

Free Firefighter Career Exposition in March

Are you a ready to take the next step toward a career in the fire service? Meet with recruiters from departments across the state? Gain valuable insight into the firefighter testing process?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s Career Expos are for you! These one-day career expos provide opportunities for prospective candidates to interact with fire departments from across California and learn more about what it takes to pursue a career in fire service. The dates and locations of the upcoming expos are as follows:

 

Sat, March 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

FCTC Sacramento

2560 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

SENIORS– Community Service hours are due Friday, April 28th, 2017 for graduation!!!

 

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

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Mar. 17, 2017                                                                                                                                          Vol.30

Virginia Stewart

 

Our MHS Career Ed Class has just finished another year of Mock Interviews, and the kids did not disappoint!

 

Our counseling department always does an excellent job with inviting prospective internship providers and providing an excellent lunch where the students can practice their dining and table room etiquette.  We received many compliments from our community guests on our students’ manners and professionalism which made us very proud of these young adults. Some of the interviewers have participated in this event for many years, and they were truly impressed

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Overall, the experience was great for the students and guests and they all really seemed to enjoy it. Once again we would like to congratulate our students for a job well done and thank our guests for taking the time from their busy schedules to make this experience a huge success.

 

Students are preparing for several competitions at the Discovery Level for Math, Science, and the academic competition for five subjects devoted to World War II.  Discovery usually does well in these competitions in which we compete with schools from all over the County.  I am very interested in these competitions for several reasons.

 

I believe they help calibrate how our school is doing compared to others in the district.  I also think the competition topics or theme help to enrich the curriculum.  I know that we have added things to our curriculum or ad different novels because of this competition interest. Our students enjoy competition and learn how to work in groups to compete using cooperation.  Math students learn how to think though problems and use a variety of strategies to find answers.  I like that they learn there is more than one way to figure it out.  The Academic Competition brought a respect and learning about World War II and things related to it in art, music, and literature.  Students learned about battles, scientific inventions, as well as the effects of the Holocaust, and internment camps in America.  The students  involved in science learn how to invent and build things to compete. It inspires creativity and group planning and follow through.

I am very grateful to the county for providing these competitions for our middle school students.  I know it has enriched our curriculum, taught us how to integrate, and bring new learning to all levels of students and even to us as teachers.

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

Crab Feed

Our profit from this past Crab Feed was a whopping $9,795.02

What a wonderful and successful event this was!!

 

Mother Son Masquerade Ball

 

Thank you to all the sons that brought their mothers to the first annual Mother Son Masquerade Ball last Saturday. We had a ton of fun and heard from a lot of the boys on why they loved their mothers. Millennium Athletics looks forward to making this an annual event! Thank you for supporting Millennium Athletics!

 

Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

We will be having Spring Picture Day for our Pre-K Students, TK Students and Primary Students  only   along with our 8th Grade Promotion pictures on Friday, April 7, 2017..

Students will be bringing  flyers home about one week prior to this date. (There is no re-take day.)

 

Spring Break

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

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

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

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 20 – 25

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Beef or Bean Taco

Thurs – Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – Mac and Cheese

 

Pre K

 

The preschool room is under construction! Our students have begun and in depth investigation of cities and towns. We’ve taken a virtual tour of San Francisco and are now in the process of creating our own City. Group projects in preschool take on many forms beginning with brainstorming. We can’t wait to see where our students ideas take them as they practice problem solving, communication, documentation and group work.

 

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T K

Our TK students had a great time gearing up for spring to begin next week. They reviewed the season and how weather, plants, and animals change in the springtime. Students made kites and got to fly them outside on a windy day. They also enjoyed having a picnic outside with their classmates. On Friday the TK class explored St. Patrick’s Day during a variety of centers, including crafts, poetry, and science experiments! They were surprised in the afternoon by a sneaky leprechaun that made a mess in our classroom! We almost caught him and he left us a hat full of gold! What an exciting week!

 

 

Primary Charter

 

This week in Initial Phase students explored molecules in liquids!  In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, we made Rainbow in a Jar and WOW did the kiddos love it.  Ask your student why the liquids sank and/or didn’t sink.  You’ll be amazed at what they learned.

 

Phase 1 Students did a terrific job with the Read Across America Read-A-Thon! Thank you for helping to raise money to support our school!  Great Job!  We had fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!  The shenanigans of those leprechauns made us laugh, but we also had many learning opportunities!  We counted, read and did science experiments.  Learning can always be fun!  In Writer’s Workshop we wrote Haikus and Acrostic Poems.  These types of poems don’t rhyme, but they help us learn to use our senses when we write.  In Science we learned all about asteroids, meteorites, and comets. Next week we can’t wait to learn about stars!  . Keep reading every night to reach your AR Goal and practice those math facts.  Parent-Teacher Conference times will be sent home next week.  Please look for them in your student’s folder. Happy Spring!

 

Our phase 2 students are excited about all the science we’ve been learning this trimester.  Our classes even got a special visit from Mr. Snell and MHS student scientists!  They enjoyed the hands-on science demonstrations and we are very lucky that we have high school students on campus to show off their knowledge!  This month our 4th grade leadership students are cleaning up our campus.  They are setting a good example of how to be a polite citizen.

PCS conferences will be the week of April 3-7.  Conference confirmations will be sent home soon.

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – SATURDAY at MCNAIR HIGH SCHOOL IN STOCKTON – JOIN US!!!! Be prepared to watch students compete in Science Olympiad.  It is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition where our students will compete.  Ms. Pelaez and her team of future scientists and volunteers, have worked hard to gain skills in many different science areas.  On Saturday, DCS will compete in various science disciplines to include: biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology.  It is a great way to spend your Saturday –

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Students demonstrate deep understanding of plate tectonics by writing and illustrating original comics in science.

 

  

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“Mrs. Prescott’s 5/6 Tuesday Book Club is moving right along with their latest book, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The students are enjoying it so much that many have read well ahead or even finished the book already! Wow! They’re excited about sharing their thoughts and interpretations of each week’s chapters and actively engaged in lively, fun discussions. Stay tuned to hear about what Thursday’s Book Club is up to….”

 

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6th grade boys vs. North at Tracy Learning Center. DCS boys beat North 35-22.  GREAT WIN BOYS!!!

 

TOP 5 DEN STUDENTS – ROUND OF APPLAUSE – they work hard to be role models, excellent citizens, and students we can count on! Congratulations!!!!

 

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SWO – Scrapbooks are due on March 17th.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

March 18 – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD at McNair High School, Stockton

Spring Break – Begins Monday, April 10th. Students return to school on Monday, April 24th.

April 22 – ACADEMIC PENTATHLON – At East Union High School, Manteca

 

 

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

 

 

Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:

 

Den Winners:

Malayan:

Ashleigh Garcia

Charles Hearn

Aldric Alvis

Jonathan Hedrick

Hailee Kappeler

 

Bengal:

Carrie Weiss

Christian Zamora

Madison Piazza

Carolina Loza

Shekab Waziri

 

Sumatran:

Lilly McMahon

Anthony Souza

Logan Smedley

Jason Piazza

Ashneel Reddy

 

Siberian:

Manreet Atwal

Cassidy Hall

Sydney Hatch

Kimberly Locke

Alyssa Fields

 

Language Arts:

       It’s been a busy week in Language Arts! This week we are diving into SWO speeches. This is the final part of SWO for Trimester 2, and students are really showing off what they have been working so hard on since January. Also, students have finished making their verb tense games, and we look forward to trying them out to practice our conjugations. Finally, we finished our previous novel and are moving on to our next, which deals with WW2 on the homefront: Farewell to Manzanar. In this book, students will see what life was like in a Japanese Internment camp through the eyes of a girl who experienced it. We are very excited to start this journey!

 

This week is SWO Speech Week! Students are able to showcase all they have learned about their WWII topics. Their knowledge of all facets of WWII has grown considerably since the start of the year; it’s wonderful to see!

 

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes have begun their next unit of study focusing on the causes of the Civil War. Ask your student to tell you what they know about the Abolitionist Movement.

 

Pentathlon took all their county scrimmage tests this week to help with the finalization of team to be announced early next week.

 

Please check your student’s agenda on page 91 for their current grade in their classes.

 

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

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

                      

MHS

All Schools

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Charter Chatter March 10, 2017

 

 

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Millennium High School would like to thank all of our community partners for participating in our annual Senior Internship Luncheon and Mock Interviews this week. We had a great turn out from the community and our juniors appreciate the opportunity to share the career etiquette skills they have learned this semester.

 

TLC’s Talent Show Tickets are on sale now

Come see the great student talent at the TLC’s Got Talent Show, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $9 in the front office, counseling office and online atthegrand.org.

 

College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting on Friday, March 24 in M-1, starting at 11:15 or 12:15 depending on your lunch.  You must attend if you are planning to take a college class this summer.

 

Free Firefighter Career Exposition in March

Are you a ready to take the next step toward a career in the fire service? Meet with recruiters from departments across the state? Gain valuable insight into the firefighter testing process?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s Career Expos are for you! These one-day career expos provide opportunities for prospective candidates to interact with fire departments from across California and learn more about what it takes to pursue a career in fire service. The dates and locations of the upcoming expos are as follows:

 

Sat, March 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

FCTC Sacramento

2560 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

SENIORS– Community Service hours are due Friday, April 28th, 2017 for graduation!!!

 

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.

 

 

 

via Inbox – wsnell@tracylc.net

TLC Charter Chatter

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                                          A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

Mar. 10, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.29

Virginia Stewart

 

WAX MUSEUM

The 7th and 8th graders did a great job performing for the WAX Museum project.  The students were well prepared and learned many things about the character they were portraying.  Many students have done this project several times and it is easy to see how much they have improved over time.

FIFTH GRADE

The new to be enrolled 5th graders came this week to meet with Mrs. Hawkins.  They explained how excited they are to come to the school.  Many have been waiting since Kindergarten to enroll and I am sure it was a long wait, but they think it was worth it.

LOTTERY

Thanks to Mrs. Beringer, the Kindergarten lottery was conducted last week.  We are so sorry we are only able to take a few students but the TK students are now part of Primary so they take priority as per our charter.

PRESCHOOL

Preschool is expanding to include a half day program AM OR PM in addition to the full day program.  Call for more detail if you are interested.

MOVING and BUILDING

The relocation of our high school campus for next school year is in the planning stages.  We will be over behind West High School in a campus that was built for high school that will accommodate our students quite well while our Primary and Discovery two story building is built.  The high school remolding will take place once Primary and Discovery is able to move into their new two story building.  The entire process, once it gets started should take about two years.  We will keep you well informed as we learn what is happening.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

Spring Break

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

 

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

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

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

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

Stephanie Arganbright

Counseling Assistant/ Community Service Coordinator

Millennium High School

51 E. Beverly Place

Tracy, CA 95376

209-627-8299

sarganbright@tracylc.net

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

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

 

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 13-17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquitoes

Wed – Beef Enchiladas

Thurs – Chicken Corn Dog

Fri. – Cheese Quesadilla

 

Pre K

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T K

This week in TK students explored force and motion. Our scientists learned the scientific words gravity, force, position, push, pull, motion, and friction. They learned how gravity works, they observed animals moving fast and slow, brainstormed things they can push or pull, and discovered how some objects can roll, slide, and spin. At the end of the week, students worked in small group centers to experiment with force and motion. They had fun making predictions about how fast or slow objects would move and if friction or gravity would alter their speed. It was exciting to see the students creating their own experiments!

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

 

This week students have been busy mapping out their own story.  Students are encouraged to think of things they know a lot about when picking a writing topic.  We then discuss story elements such as characters, setting, problem, and solution.  The stories we have heard so far are wonderful.  Encourage your student to write stories at home!  They are an amazing keepsake and not to mention wonderful practice!

 

We also visited the Wax Museum put on by Mrs. Wallaces’ students.  P-6 students learned about famous people of the past and got to watch 7/8 grade student reenact the famous, historical men and women.  We were impressed at the level of respect that the 7/8 grade students demonstrated for our little learners.

 

Phase 1

 

Phase 1 Students had an amazing time on their field trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center!  They learned so much more about the solar system, telescopes, astronauts, and space.  Did you know that telescopes have names?  Ask your student if they remember the name of one of the telescopes. Thank you so much for all the volunteers that accompanied us.   In Science we will continue our unit on the Solar System and learn all about asteroids, meteors, and comets.  In Writer’s Workshop, the students began their unit on poetry.  The firs type of poem we are learning about is the Haiku.  Students are learning to use their senses when writing about nature.  We have some very talented and creative writers.  Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend.  We are definitely looking forward to spring and spring weather!  Please look for Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Ups to come home soon.  For those that are going to the Mother-Son Masquerade Dance….Have FUN!!!

 

Phase Two

 

This week, Phase 2 teachers sent home our Science Fair Project information!  Please look in your student’s green folder or homework folder for this information.  Science Fair projects are due on Monday, April 3rd.  Please do not send your student’s project before this date.  Also, please look in your green folders for conference sign-up sheets.  Please return your conference sign-up sheet by Friday, March 17th.  Parent teacher conferences will be held Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th.  We look forward to meeting with you!  Today is the last day of the Read-a-Thon!  Your student will be taking home their in-class reading log in order to add their minutes to their home reading log.  Please add up all minutes read, collect donations from sponsors, and return envelopes to school by Friday, March 17th.  Also, tomorrow is our first annual Mother-Son Masquerade Ball from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.  Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend!

 

Discovery Charter

 

This week was filled with interviews for incoming 5th grade students (2017-18 5th grade students (non Primary students)), math placement tests (for incoming 5th grade students), our boys 1st 6th grade basketball game, DHSP’s Wax Museum, and preparing for our first annual Mother Son Mascaraed Ball.

 

This week also brought sunshine, lunch outdoors, and PE activities on the field.  It was a week filled with positive activities.

 

Last week, students learned how to look up grades in AERIES, write grades in their agendas, and review assignments.  Parents have been emailing and thanking us for providing their child with this excellent resource.  Please take time with your child to review grades on AERIES, have them walk you through their classes and their grades.  They will need this skill as they enter DHSP, Millennium, and college.

 

 

6th grade boys vs. Williams – Our first game.  The boys were excited, and proud!!

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Read-A-Thon money IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, 3/15/17 – THANK YOU to those of you who have donated money towards our Read-A-Thon.  We are asking that all students fundraise $10.00 or more towards our Read-A-Thon if possible.  Many students have read MANY MANY minutes!!!! Thank you to everyone who participated.

 

 

 

We are excited to have our first annual read-a-thon fundraiser!  This is a fundraising event for our school which will help raise funds while encouraging our children’s love for reading.  The READ-A-THON allows our children to raise money without having to sell anything.  One hundred percent of the money collected will fund Discovery Charter School.

Please review the information in your child’s backpack.  If you have questions contact Mrs. Hawkins at shawkins@tracylc.net, Ms Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net or Ms. T at ttakeuchi@tracylc.net.

 

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At Discovery, we know building a caring school community is a complement to academic achievement.  We believe in creating classrooms where there is cooperative learning.  Students work in whole group, pairs, or small groups to deepen their understanding of concepts and to understand how to work with one another.  Through rigorous instruction, students are motivated to learn, build a liking for school, enjoy classes, and learn to have a concern for our TLC family.  Our goal is to have excellent communications with our students, and our TLC family.  Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions.  We encourage your contacting of staff to ensure your child’s growth.

 

SWO – Scrapbooks are due on March 17th.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

March 18 – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Spring Break – Begins Monday, April 10th. Students return to school on Monday, April 24th.

April 22 – Academic Pentathlon

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

 

DHSP

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The Wax Museum was a huge success!!!! Nearly 200 7th and 8th grade students participated in this annual event that Mrs. Wallace’s social studies classes put on.

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Language Arts:

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Scores were all acceptable. Some eighth graders saw good improvements. Seventh graders did well.  Ask your student for their individual scores

Our highest score was 1270. Perfect is 1540.

 

This week, students have been collaborating to create games to practice their verb conjugations in four tenses. We are also working toward finishing our current novel and starting our next one. We have been honing our diagramming skills and preparing for our SWO speeches. Speech preparation is due this Friday, and students will receive their speech day assignment for SWO this week.

We want to give a big round of applause to our Science Olympiad team for all their hard work last weekend at the San Joaquin County Competition.  It was a fun-filled, exciting day with over 1200 students competing from all over the county.  Great Job Tigers!!

 

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

Keep up the good work DHSP!!!

 

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

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

 

 

MHS Charter Chatter March 10, 2017

 

TLC’s Talent Show Tickets are on sale now

Come see the great student talent at the TLC’s Got Talent Show, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $9 in the front office, counseling office and online atthegrand.org.

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Free Firefighter Career Exposition in March

Are you a ready to take the next step toward a career in the fire service? Meet with recruiters from departments across the state? Gain valuable insight into the firefighter testing process?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s Career Expos are for you! These one-day career expos provide opportunities for prospective candidates to interact with fire departments from across California and learn more about what it takes to pursue a career in fire service. The dates and locations of the upcoming expos are as follows:

 

Sat, March 11, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

FCTC Livermore

526 Commerce Way

Livermore, CA 94551

 

Sat, March 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

FCTC Sacramento

2560 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

SENIORS– Community Service hours are due Friday, April 28th, 2017 for graduation!!!

 

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.

 

Crab Feed – Portuguese Hall -Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Student can wear jeans and a millennium t-shirt. For questions, please contact Diana Silveira at (209) 988-5460

 

Tracy Tank Town Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner – Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Tracy Elk Lodge. Students who volunteer will be proved pizza.

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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MHS wants to wish all our Science Olympians good luck at this weekend’s San Joaquin County Competition in Stockton tomorrow.  We have a full team of students competing in 22 different events.    We know you will represent us well.  GO FALCONS!!!!

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Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Feb. 24, 2017                                                                                                                           Vol.27

Virginia Stewart

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

 

Misc. Announcements

TLC Safety Committee

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

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

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

 

Spring Break

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

 

Primary AM Drop Off

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

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

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

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

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

Stephanie Arganbright

Counseling Assistant/ Community Service Coordinator

Millennium High School

51 E. Beverly Place

Tracy, CA 95376

209-627-8299

sarganbright@tracylc.net

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

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Annual Jog-A-Thon

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

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/27 – 3/3

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tator Tots

Thurs –Beef and Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

 

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T K

 

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

 

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

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Primary Charter

 

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

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

100% of proceeds will go back to PCS classrooms.

 

 

 

Initial Phase

 

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

 

 

Phase 1

 

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

Phase Two

 

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

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

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Discovery Charter

 

 

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

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SCIENCE meets Poetry…..Haiku Poems     

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                

 

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

 

 

PLEASE HELP…..Donations Needed

Paper Towels

Wipes

Kleenex

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

March 18 – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

 

NEEDS:

                                                                                                                     

KLEENEX – lots of sniffles

WIPES – need to sanitize

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

 

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

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

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

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

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

 

  

 

 

DHSP

 

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Charter Chatter:

Top Den earners for each Den:

 

Malayan:

Bella Desena

Sukhmani Dhadiala

Ashleigh Garcia

Charles Hearn

Anthony Garcia

 

Bengal:

Brandon Locke

Julio Solares

Kimani Thomas

Madison Piazza

Taylor Norwood

 

Sumatran:

Hana Shagasi

Kylie Suttle

Amir Nabi

David Martinez

Mia Orlanes

 

Siberian:

Kimberly Locke

Grace Bhatia

Caden Duke

Paige Faaborg

Elanah Brooks

 

 

Social Studies: Important dates for Wax Museum:

 

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

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March 7, 8, 9 Daytime Presentations in the gym

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Keep up the good work DHSP!!!

 

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

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your Weekend!

 

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter February 24, 2017

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Kaplan’s SAT Prepathon: Sunday, March 5th

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

 

Free Practice Tools for the SAT and ACT

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

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

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

 

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

 

Moose Shrimp Feed Friday, February 24 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility  6 servers are needed – black and white server attire volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or azamora@pacbell.net

 

 

TLC Safety Meeting – this Thursday

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

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

TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

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                                      A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Feb. 10, 2017                                                                                                                                   Vol.25

Virginia Stewart

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

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

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

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

Misc. Announcements


Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

 

 

6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

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

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

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

 

 

Annual Jog-A-Thon

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

 

Box Top Contest

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

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

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

Thank you.

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/13 – 2/17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Tacos

Wed – Beef Hot Dogs

Thurs –Chicken Nuggets and Mashed Potatoes

Fri. – Cheese Ravioli

 

Pre K

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T K

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

 

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

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

 

Phase 1

 

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

Phase Two

 

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

 

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

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Discovery Charter

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DHSP

 

Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:

Top Den earners for each Den:

 

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

15 points (classwork) p. 82 in Agenda

 

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

25 points (project) p.84 in Agenda

 

March 7, 8, 9 Daytime Presentations in the gym

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

 

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

 

 

Language Arts:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Math: Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen   rulricksen@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Ms. Langston alangston@tracylc.net

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo acerezo@tracylc.net

Science: Mr. Jorgensen sjorgensen@tracylc.net

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

 

Enjoy your three day Weekend!

                     

MHS

 

Charter Chatter February 10, 2017

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

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COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

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

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

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Click here for more information.

 

College Info

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

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

 

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