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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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August 18, 2017 Vol.2

Virginia Stewart

Virginia’s Voice

Thank you for attending

To each of the parents who attended one or more of our Back to School nights, thank you. It is so important we work as a team. The high school reported the best attendance ever! Parents and schools working together for the education and development of the student is essential for maximum success.

Thank you for patience and cooperation in car line

To each of the parents who has cooperated as we figured out the best way to conduct car line, thank you. Cutting in line makes many parents upset, so be sure you are at the end of the line. Remember that lines move rather quickly. Kudos to Primary for working out many issues and getting the movement of students down to less than 20 minutes. Please remember we have over 330 students in Primary. Kudos to Discovery for tightening up the direction of car line. It is going much better. Remember that students walking from or to designated parent planned spots need to use sidewalks and follow crossing only at designated cross walks. The high school is dealing well with the road construction and the city has been very cooperative. Just be sure bikers are wearing helmets and cars are not stopping on the road. Please do not leave your car in the carline unattended at anytime because this is also our firelane.

Construction update

The construction is moving along and the anticipated time for completion of the two story building for Primary and Discovery is expected to be completed by the end of February. Then the reconstruction of the main buildings for the high school will begin. Unfortunately there is not enough money in the project to complete the gym and we have intentions of building a soccer and football field when construction is completed. We have begun the process of trying to procure a loan to build the gym which will cost about 4 million dollars and we are trying to do significant fundraising to build the soccer/football field which we estimate will cost $300,000. All fundraising done throughout the school year will contribute 20% toward the field. To date we have $20,000 for the field.

Budget for our schools at TLC

The budget for this school year for the Tracy Learning Center Schools is a grand total of 10 million dollars. 8 million of that money is for staff salary and benefits. 2 million is left for all other expenses. We pay 3% of our budget to the district for oversight and facility use. We also pay a half million dollars for special education encroachment to the district. That leaves the rest for everything from copy paper to electricity and technology. We would like to ask each parent to consider making a family donation of at least $100 to augment our school budgets. That would bring in an additional $100,000 to help us.

Misc. Announcements

Car line Safety

We are very concerned for the students that are continuing to be dropped off near our construction area. Students are getting out of their cars and walking where there aren’t any sidewalks. This is very dangerous and is a huge risk for your child. Please do not drop off your child or allow your child to walk anywhere near the construction site.

Annual Golf Tournament

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I’m excited for this year’s tournament and the changes that we have made. We will be hosting the 3rd Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament at Dublin Ranch on Sunday September 24th! This tournament will be a 4 man scramble with a two drive minimum. Shotgun will be at 9 am so my Raider fans can get home in time for kick off at 5:30! 49ERS play that Thursday and the Cowboys play Monday so let’s play some golf for a good cause!

If you plan to play, please register no later than September 1st. I have to give my final head count by the 8th. If you could also do me a favor and tell all of your golf buddies about this tournament we’d greatly appreciate it. We have attached the flyer as well as the registration form so you can spread the word whether it is email or social media.

On behalf of Millennium Athletics, we thank you for your continued support!!

Hope to see you soon!

Coach KV

kvigil@tracylc.net

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MHS Golf Tournament registration form 2017

Grant Writers Needed

Hello TLC Family!

As construction is in full swing at the TLC site, I am looking to form a Grant Writing team to help fund new facilities for both physical education and athletics. If any of you are interested in being a part of this team OR just have valuable resources you could send my way, it would be greatly appreciated.

It’s exciting to see all of the change campus is currently undergoing, and despite the challenges it may present TEMPORARILY, think about what we will have in just a few short years. From a sports psychology podcast I was listening to this morning (and right in line with what we heard on Monday): “During our toughest times we grow the most.”

The challenges and obstacles faced during construction just make our teaching teams that much stronger at the end! Looking forward to another great year!

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
http://www.MHSFalcons.com
Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons

Falcon Voice

Millennium is in search of “The Voice of the Falcons”! If you’re interested in being an announcer at the JV and V home football games this season, please contact Miss Balsamo at sbalsamo@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week August 21

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Tacos

Wed – Beef Lasagna

Thurs – Chicken Taquitos

Fri. – Beef or Vegi Burger

Pre K

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T K

This week on TK island we’ve had an stupendous first week of school! We’ve learned how to behave like a proper school of fish by learning procedures, rules, and routines. The good little fishies have also learned how to be nice to our friends, and are working hard to earn their first SWOs!

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Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase we were practicing how to be a Polite Citizen. We talked about why using polite words are helpful, why talking in turn is helpful, and why using whisper voices during learning times are helpful. Many students earned points toward their first Polite Citizen bracelet by getting their names in the Excellence Box. Be sure to ask your student what a polite student looks like, sounds like, and acts like.

Phase 1

What an excellent second week of school! We have finished assessing our students and have placed them in their language arts and math groups. Students have been busy learning their groups’ procedures, rules, and expectations.

Please remember to send labeled headphones with your student if you haven’t done so already!

Thank you for your continued support!

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This week phase 2 students learned all about plants. We learned about the parts of a plant and their life cycle. We also received our AR goals and are enjoying the animal books we are reading in language arts. We are proud of the focus and hard work we have seen so far. Great job!

Discovery

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Week two is coming to a close and students are really getting the hang of the schedule. The new elective classes are enjoyed by all students and our first week of Spanish was fantastic! Car line is moving better than last week, and everyone seems to be settling into the routine of the school year.

PE

With the new school your underway, students are excited about the PE Program this year with Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday & Coach Williams! Already students have been emerged into two “West African” games. One is called “Ampe” which is the West African Cultures version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and the other game is “Kudoa,” which is a version of “Jacks!” We are looking forward to the addition of “Muscle Monday’s” which will include alternating between running the mile or working out each week; as well as incorporating new units this year. We will be starting the following units on Tuesday – Soft Tennis, Speedball, and Ultimate Kanjam!!!

5th grade parents- please check your child’s backpack for the Mixed Bag fund raiser catalogue and order form. This is for next year’s Science Camp. The orders are due by September 22 to Ms. Pelaez.

DCS teachers welcome parent communication, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!

Ms. Rodieck – lrodieck@tracylc.net;

Ms. Pelaez – lpelaez@tracylc.net;

Mrs. Zuniga – mzuniga@tracylc.net

Mrs. Ernst – eernst@tracylc.net

Ms. Zaca – szaca@tracylc.net;

Ms. Takeuchi – ttakeuchi@tracylc.net

DHSP

Charter Chatter ⅞ week of August 14, 2017

Picture Day August 30th
Leadership Applications due Tuesday August 22nd at 7am

Math:

All math classes have started diving into our curriculum. Mrs. Dominguez’s math classes have started Math Olympiad competitions in the classroom in preparation for the county competition.

Language Arts:

This week in Language Arts, students have begun learning about the 5 major regions of Africa, the music that comes from each region, and the instruments played in those genres. They are excited to learn about cultures that are new to them! We are also continuing our studies in grammar, vocabulary, and writing. New essays and vocabulary words are assigned on Mondays. Please also look out for your students to be given a book club book assignment next week!

PE

With the new school your underway, students are excited about the PE Program this year with Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday & Coach Williams! Already students have been emerged into two “West African” games. One is called “Ampe” which is the West African Cultures version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and the other game is “Kudoa,” which is a version of “Jacks!” We are looking forward to the addition of “Muscle Monday’s” which will include alternating between running the mile or working out each week; as well as incorporating new units this year. We will be starting the following units on Tuesday – Soft Tennis, Speedball, and Ultimate Kanjam!!!

MHS

A crucial part of success in high school is to maintain the lines of communication between parents and teachers. Please visit AERIES at least once a week to monitor your student’s progress and feel free to call or email teachers with any questions or concerns you may have. You can visit the teacher’s websites at www.tracylc.net.

Parents can set up a new account and check their student’s grades and community service hours on the Aeries Parent Connect portal: https://sisweb.tusd.net/ParentPortal/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx Student verification codes were printed on class schedules this year. Please contact mhscounseling@tracylc.net or call 209.627.8299 if you experience any difficulties setting up the account. For parents of 9th grade and 10th grade students, your student was sent home today with specific instructions and codes. Counselors visited 9th and 10th grade English classes to assist students in setting up their account.

Community Service

Hours for community service for all students is updated in Aeries. Please visit the website at http://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html to get more information about our Community Service requirement and updated listings of opportunities.

College Info

College Classes start this week of August 21st. Students who registered for a Delta college class that was not previously approved on their College Early Start form must complete a change of course form with the Counseling Office.

Senior Info

Coming soon!!! Senior information packets with important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines will be mailed the last week of August. Information will also be available on our website at www.tracylc.net on the Counseling/Guidance webpage.

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TLC Charter Chatter – Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

      Charter Chatter

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August 11, 2017                                                                                                                      Vol.1

Virginia Stewart

 

Thank you for the good start to a new school year.  I know car line was a nightmare the first day for Primary and Discovery, but each day has improved and it will get better as we all get used to the limited space with construction.

The construction is underway to improve our facilities.  The administration/office building and the two story Primary and Discovery building are the first to be built.  That is where all the work is going on at the present time.   This section of the project is expected to be completed this spring.  The high school renovation will begin right after that.  High school will return to fully remodeled and renovated main buildings that now house Discovery and some Primary.

We have discontinued breakfast for K-8 except for those who receive free or reduced priced lunches.  We have also eliminated snack selling after school.  The after school snacks often interfered with students being ready to be picked up in car line.  Breakfast required additional staff and purchasing of greater quantities of food.  Unfortunately, this year it is a long walk from the office gate to the office for all food deliveries!

We are all impressed with the students.  They are doing a great job adjusting to changes and to new classrooms.  Thanks to all of you who came to Back to School Nights for Primary, Discovery and Millennium.  There is one more for 7-8 next week.

I look forward to a new school year.  Many of the teachers have noted that with all the construction we have had to rethink some of our old practices and in many cases it helped to make us even better.

Misc. Announcements

 

Car line Safety

We are very concerned for the students that are continuing to be dropped off near our construction area. Students are getting out of their cars and walking where there aren’t any sidewalks. This is very dangerous and is a huge risk for your child. Please do not drop off your child or allow your child to walk anywhere near the construction site.

 

 

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Download Form here: registration form 2017

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I’m excited for this year’s tournament and the changes that we have made. We will be hosting the 3rd Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament at Dublin Ranch on Sunday September 24th! This tournament will be a 4 man scramble with a two drive minimum. Shotgun will be at 9 am so my Raider fans can get home in time for kick off at 5:30! 49ERS play that Thursday and the Cowboys play Monday so let’s play some golf for a good cause!

If you plan to play, please register no later than September 1st. I have to give my final head count by the 8th. If you could also do me a favor and tell all of your golf buddies about this tournament we’d greatly appreciate it. We have attached the flyer as well as the registration form so you can spread the word whether it is email or social media.

On behalf of Millennium Athletics, we thank you for your continued support!!

Hope to see you soon!

Coach KV

kvigil@tracylc.net

 

Grant Writers Needed

Hello TLC Family!

As construction is in full swing at the TLC site, I am looking to form a Grant Writing team to help fund new facilities for both physical education and athletics. If any of you are interested in being a part of this team OR just have valuable resources you could send my way, it would be greatly appreciated.

It’s exciting to see all of the change campus is currently undergoing, and despite the challenges it may present TEMPORARILY, think about what we will have in just a few short years. From a sports psychology podcast I was listening to this morning (and right in line with what we heard on Monday): “During our toughest times we grow the most.”

The challenges and obstacles faced during construction just make our teaching teams that much stronger at the end! Looking forward to another great year!

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
http://www.MHSFalcons.com
Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons

 

Falcon Voice

 

Millennium is in search of “The Voice of the Falcons”! If you’re interested in being an announcer at the JV and V home football games this season, please contact Miss Balsamo at sbalsamo@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
http://www.MHSFalcons.com
Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week August 14

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Wed – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Teriyaki Chicken

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

 

 

Pre K

What a great week in PreK.  So many new and returning little faces we are excited to have such a great groups of kids and have a lot of exciting activities planned for this year.  We know how nerve-racking it can be to drop your little ones off at school but we are proud of how well our students (and parents) handled this week.  Thank you for choosing TLC Preschool.

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Our TK classes begin next week.  Out staff are very excited to welcome our new  students!

 

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

We have learned so much this week!  We learned how to use a whisper voice, how to rotate from center to center, how to take turns talking in a conversation, and why all of these things help us learn.  Using our mailboxes and IPads were a favorite activity.  Singing our Honey Bunny Money Song is a HUGE hit (ask your student to sing it for you).  Overall, we have had so much fun with our new experiences in P-6!

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Phase One

What a great first week of school!  We had a great time getting to know each other and setting a positive learning environment for our students. We made a Friendship Fruit Salad that helped our students understand the importance of being a good friend and classmate.  Students even got to enjoy the fruit salad at the end of our lesson!  It was also fun to see what our students put in their “All About Me Bag!”  We also spent time assessing our students in Math and Language Arts.   We are looking forward to having a wonderful school year!

 

Phase Two

Welcome back to our 3rd and 4th graders!  This week phase 2 students had a great time getting to know each other and their teachers.  We really look to our phase 2 students to be good role models and they have shown us that they know our routines, policies and procedures.  We look forward to selecting our 4th grade leadership students soon and know they will do a great job representing our school!

 

Discovery

 

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

We are excited about the new school year and some of the changes that have occurred for this school year.  Back to school night was a success; parents had great questions for all of the teachers about the curriculum and they were introduced to our new elective teachers.  For the first time, Discovery has elective teachers who excel in their fields.  Our electives teachers are :

Ms. Dane, Drama                    Mr. Dougherty, Choir        Mr. Root, Technology

Elective teachers will teach all of the students a course that continues daily for fourteen weeks.  This means that our students will have an experience with all three areas.

In addition, we are also excited to have Ms. Rapoza who is our new Spanish teacher. Every student in grades 5 through 8 will have Spanish every day for 24 minutes.  This will be paired with a workroom time.  Workroom will also be for 24 minutes.  This is a time to start homework, read, study, or work with someone else in the class if there is a need for help.

As always, we want to make sure you understand everything about your child’s education.   If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher(s):

Ms. Dane: mdane@tracylc.net                      Mr. Dougherty: sdougherty@tracylc.net

Mrs. Ernst:  eernst@tracylc.net                      Ms. Pelaez: lpelaez@tracylc.net

Ms. Rapoza: jrapoza@tracylc.net                   Ms. Rodieck: lrodieck@tracyle.net

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

Mrs. Zuniga: mzuniga@tracylc.net

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Coach Penirian: mpenirian@tracylc.net         Coach Easterday: deasterday@tracylc.net

Coach Williams dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

 

 

DHSP

 

Welcome back students and parents! We are kicking off the year with energy and excitement! This year we look forward to learning a lot about Africa and incorporating this theme into all of the disciplines; math, social studies, science, language arts, and each of the electives! As a reminder back to school night is August 16th, at 6pm

Language Arts – Cerezo/Langston

 

This week in Language Arts students hit the ground running with our new year-long theme: West Africa. Students were introduced to the new theme and began learning about African culture and ideals. We have begun reading our first novel, A Long Walk to Water, and look forward to learning all that we can about Africa.

 

Students also are adapting very well to the new changes in our daily schedule and are eager to learn and work hard in each period.

 

Looking forward to a rigorous and fast-paced year!

 

                     

MHS

 

Falcon Voice

 

Millennium is in search of “The Voice of the Falcons”! If you’re interested in being an announcer at the JV and V home football games this season, please contact Miss Balsamo at sbalsamo@tracylc.net as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
http://www.MHSFalcons.com
Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons

 

We have had a tremendous start to the year at MHS. My staff and I could not be happier with the behavior, effort and willingness to adapt that our students have shown over the first week. Classes have begun well and students are focused and attentive and working very hard. It has been great to see the spirit, care and pride students have taken in our new campus. Our teaching staff is tremendous and have continued to show their dedication to our vision of education. Our athletic teams are beginning to take shape, as are our athletes, as we begin practices for our upcoming seasons.

 

I’d like to thank all the parents that came out for back to school night this Wednesday. I believe it was the largest turnout we have ever had. I hope you were impressed with the new campus, the teaching staff and the details of department curriculum you heard in the sessions that night. I know that there have been some adjustments to be made by parents in regard to the construction on Corral Hollow and the busy car lines on both campuses. We realize that there are parents that go through both car lines each day and with construction underway at both sites. We really appreciate the understanding and patience you have shown as we try to be as efficient as possible with student drop off and pick while trying to ensure the safety of students.

 

I would like to provide a couple of pieces of information and warnings I have received from Tracy PD this week to avoid any negative incidents for members of our TLC family. Tracy PD has informed me that anyone stopping to drop off or pick up their students while on Corral Hollow will be ticketed and since this is a construction zone the fine will be doubled. To avoid citations and fines, please drop and pick up students in the car line as far as you can pull up to the front of the school curb. I was also informed today that any student that rides a bike to school must be wearing a helmet and if they are not, they will also be ticketed by Tracy PD. I would hate to see students begin their day with a citation. Several students were issued warnings for helmets Friday morning and I informed all students at unity on Friday of the need for helmets if they ride a bike to and from school.

 

I feel really enthusiastic that this will be a terrific year with a lot of success for Millennium High. We were proud and excited to be the only high school in Tracy to receive the “America’s Best High Schools” award from U.S. News and World Report for 2017 and have hung our banner with pride in the front of the school and the corresponding plaque we received in the front office area. We have also received and A rating from the Niche school ranking website that places MHS in the top 200 out of over 3,000 public High Schools in the state of California. We are very proud of our program and our success but we are by no means satisfied. We will continue this year to grow and provide the best education and environment possible for our students and parents. Falcon Pride!

Mr. Saldate

 

TLC has Fireworks!! Come out to see us at Foodmaxx

Come out and support our school and get some great 4th of July fireworks.  The Tracy Learning Center will have a fireworks booth in the FOODMAXX shopping center on Corral Hollow and 11th Street.

 

We hope to see you there.  This is our single BIGGEST fundraiser of the year so please come out and support our school.

If you have any questions, please email Coach KV (kvigil@tracylc.net) or Coach Balsamo (sbalsamo@tracylc.net)

 

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FOODMAXX – Tracy, CA

1950 W 11th St, Tracy, CA 95376

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TLC Charter Chatter

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June 16, 2017                                                                                                                           Final

Virginia Stewart

 

The year is coming to an end.  It has been a good year for us.  We appreciate your continued support and loyalty to our schools and our programs.  We appreciate all the time many of you volunteer to help us and we appreciate all of you who follow our rules for car line!

The year has also marked the start of our renovation.  The high school moved to the temporary site without much trouble.  In fact, the students and staff are enjoying being there.  The car line at that site, despite the construction on the road, has been incredible.

The portables that we rented have been removed in order to make way for the construction of our two story new building for Primary and Discovery.  The portable P3 will be moved to be part of the new building for Primary.  It will eventually house our Kindergarten program.

The fifth and sixth grade students have been on a mission to raise money for our football field which will be something we will want to add once all of the construction is completed.  We estimate the football /soccer field ( a moderate one) will cost approximately $300,000 so they have a way to go, but we applaud their efforts.  All of the fund raisers at our schools contribute 5% of their profits towards this cause.  So thanks to all of you who have contributed to our read-a-thon and jog-a-thons.

This year, we will be selling fireworks in front of Food Max which is on Eleventh Street.  We hope to see you there.

Enjoy summer, we look forward to another exciting and good new year.  Students return to school on August 7.  Primary starts at 8:13, Discovery at 7:55, and the high school begins at 8:15.  Please be sure to leave home in plenty of time to get to school to avoid any tardies.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

All Medications

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

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

 

Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12 noon

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

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week June 19-23

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Beef Tacos

Thurs – Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – No lunch served

 

Pre K

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T K

We are so excited to celebrate our Evening of Excellence tonight with this amazing group of students! They have been working so hard to prepare for this event and we are looking forward to spending time with all of you.
We hope all of the daddys, brothers, uncles, grandpas, and other special men in our students’ lives have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!
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Primary Charter

Initial Phase

 

In Initial Phase today P-6 named their town (BUGSVILLE), toured, their town, and even invited parents to tour their town! We had a surprise visit from The Millennium Director, Mr. Saldate and Executive Director, Mrs. Stewart!  Both Mr. Saldate and Mrs. Stewart were amazed at the pride, creativity, and family collaboration that went into each and every community building.  This project helps students understand that it take everyone to make a  community possible.  As community members, of P-6, we have worked hard all year to grow as a polite citizen, positive cooperator, proud individual, and productive worker.  We have learned that is takes each and every one of us to build our classroom community.  This is a message that should travel with students in each and every aspect of their lives.  We have had many discussions about how to take these character traits out into our community.  We depend on parents to further instill these character traits while shopping, eating out, at the library, or any other public outings.  Together, we can help build young adult community members that can flourish in any community they choose!

 

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Phase One

 

Phase 1 had an amazing turnout for Evening of Excellence!  The students were so proud to show off their work.  Thank you for coming and helping us celebrate our students.  They worked hard all year long. The end of the year is finally here!  Next week we have many fun activities planned, will be finishing up final projects, and filling out memory books. Please check your student’s folder for the last week’s activities schedules.  It has been a very rewarding and successful year.  Our students are both ready and excited to be moving on to the next grade. Please don’t forget the last day of school, Friday, June 23rd is a minimum day.  Release time for Primary is 11:30.  Thank you to all the parents who helped throughout the year.  We could not have done it without you.  Thank you also for all the generous donations throughout the year.  Have a great summer…we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Phase Two

 

Wow!  Evening of excellence was awesome!  Thank you to all the parents who attended!  The students’ Gold Rush Boom Towns were a blast!  The students had a great time playing their parts.  Phase 1 students had so much fun visiting our towns!   They mined for gold, drank root beer in the saloon, had baked bread at the bakery, played games, and were able to by various other items from the different places.  Thank you for all your support and help in doing our Gold Rush Towns.  Water Day is next Thursday.  Please look for the information in this week’s green folders.  Next Friday is the last day of school and all students will be released at 11:30.  Please make a note of this.  Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

Discovery

 

 

What an empowering year…..We learned about World War II, we won academic competitions, we worked together to build den teams, and we bonded as a community.  This year was amazing.  Today we shared memories and gave awards to students who hold the highest GPA in their classes, earned the highest PSAT points, earned the most den points for the year, never missed a day of school, are the best-of-the-best in PE, and students nominated by teachers.

Mr. Saldate welcomed parents, DCS, and DHSP students to the 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony.

Staff versus students softball game….it was a great time for all!! After the game Ms. Zaca announced the DCS Kids Choice Awards…….Congratulations to all that received an award.

 

 

 

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We interviewed students….they dressed nicely, answered questions professionally, and exceeded our expectations.

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June 23rd – Last day of school – release time for DCS is 12:00 (Kids Club will be open)

**Schedules and report cards will arrive home by the first week of July!!!!

 

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

 

Tuesday, June 20: Yearbook Distribution & Signing. Outside (12:45-2)

**Waters will be provided

 

Wednesday, June 21: 8th Grade ACE Safety Meeting (9-10)

7th Grade Meeting with Mrs. Dominguez (9-10)

8th Grade Dance 5:30-7pm in DHSP Quad Area

 

 

Thursday, June 22: Promotion Ceremony 6:30 MHS Baseball Field

 

 

Friday, June 23: Great America/Water Day

**be at ACE at 6:45am

 

 

 

Mrs. Stewart

Charter Chatter Week of 6/12

 

8th GRADE PROMO PRACTICE: Monday-Thursday 8-10

 

 

Monday, June 19: Malayan Den Reward (12:30-3:30) on the field

 

 

Pictures from last week’s’ “WWII in 21 Scenes” and Academic Pentathlon Awards Ceremony

 

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Mrs. Wallace/ Social Studies

 

Mrs. Wallace’s Social Studies students finished the year off strong with their combined SS/Science project of the Indian Wars. (Pictured below)

 

 

 

Mrs. Cerezo LA

 

Last week we worked on our Class Competition wherein we were tested on the novels,, vocabulary words, literature, and art that we covered this year. It was a major success! The points were tallied and two students from each class were awarded with medals commemorating their hard work. These students were:

 

Kimberly Locke

Caden Duke

Eric Willis

Wilber Covarrubias

 

Congrats!

 

 

 

 

 

                     

MHS

 

Schedules

Class schedules for next year are ready for distribution on Tuesday, June 20th after school. Students must bring in their updated emergency information form to receive their schedule. Forms were mailed, but are available from the counseling office if they were misplaced. As in the past, schedule change requests will be limited.  Planning schedules is a highly complex process. Since students are leveled in many core classes, switching classes is not an easy one.  Please note that class change requests for teacher preference, or time preference of classes will not be granted. Thank you for your support and we look forward to another successful year at Millennium!

 

Fall College Early Start

The deadline for Fall CES Forms has closed. Registration for Fall 2017 Delta College will take place over the summer. If you are a senior who is required to take a class at Delta and do not register you will be placed in an elective on campus.

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Fall Senior Internships

Our Fall senior interns will be starting their internships when we return from summer break in August.  We are very proud of our students and how they conducted themselves with our local business partners.  We received excellent feedback regarding their interviewing skills and professional demeanor throughout the entire placement process.  Keep an eye out for our students at the following businesses and non-profit organizations throughout our community.

 

Allure Salon In Shape Sport Club Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
Boys and Girls Club

(Monte Vista)

Main Street Music Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Wound Ostomy Department
Boys and Girls Club

(North School)

MHS Sport Management The Flower Pavilion
City of Trac Department of Engineering Services MHS Theater Tech Department TLC IT Department
City of Tracy Parks & Recreation MHS Yearbook Tracy Chiropractic
CMYK Print and Promotions Photographic Art Studio Tracy Press
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin Premier Automotive Tri Valley Orthopedics
Fagundes Garage Reich’s Pharmacy Uneed2
Family Optometry San Joaquin County Work Net VBR Children and Family Services
Great Beginnings Silvercreek Security Academy VCA Old River Animal
Hector John Cosmetics Skyview Aviation Versaille Salon
In Shape Club Spiralyze Willbanks & Wood PLC
In Shape Fit Club Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Zero BS Marketing

 

 

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

 

June 23rd – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2016-2017 School Year

 

Incoming freshman can volunteer up to 20 hours of community service before the start of their freshman year. There is no limit of hours over the summer for current students during this summer break.

 

 

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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June 9, 2017                                                                                                                              Vol. 40

Virginia Stewart

 

This week US News and World Report: Education Report reported that Millennium Charter is recognized in the National Rankings and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

All rankings:  Bronze for national rankings and bronze for California High Schools.

For all of the information listed see https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/tracy-joint-unified/millennium-charter-1605

This report compares Millennium with the other Tracy schools in a detailed report.  MHS is the only one receiving recognition of those schools.

It is official, the sixth graders and their families celebrated a moving up breakfast this Wednesday in the gym.  The DCS students have added spirit and excellence to learning this year and are well prepared for the rigors of DHSP (Discovery High School Prep).

Our younger children have enjoyed a sneak peek into the next grade and are excited to being a new journey.  I know that DCS is warmly welcoming the new students to fifth grade.

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

All Medications

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

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12 noon

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

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week June 12-16

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Cheese or Chile Nachos

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – BBQ Beef  or Veggie Burger

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T K

 

This week in TK we had a surprise ‘in-class’ field trip!!! We welcomed Mr. Tracy Hill from Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show into our classroom. This former kindergarten teacher puts on a fantastic show entertaining the students and teachers with a variety of animals! We recently studied hermit crabs, anacondas, and tarantulas so it was exciting to see them each up close in our classroom. We also met Midnight the rooster, Marsh Mellow the bunny, and Stingy the scorpion, just to name a few.  This was a wonderful experience for our TK and preschool students to share together!

 

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase Our field trip was so much fun! We would like to send a special thank you to all of our parent volunteers for their help. Students got to play with and explore many different aspects of a community. The projects students are building will be a fun way to close our community helpers unit. We cannot wait to see how it turns out!

Phase 1 students are on the final countdown!  They have been working hard on all of their final projects.  The instruments they created turned out amazing!  They used what they learned about sound and engineering to create some great pieces.  In Writer’s Workshop they are putting the finishing touches on their animal reports.  They have learned so many interesting facts about all kinds of animals, including habitats, what they eat, what they look like, and other physical characteristics.  We are proud of so many students that met and exceeded their AR goals!  Great Job Phase 1 students!!  What an amazing Jog-A-Thon awards ceremony we had!  Our school raised over $15,000!!!  We have remarkable parents and students that contributed to this.  Thank you as well to our amazing coaches! We are looking forward to the many end of year activities.  Please make sure to read your student’s newsletter to read all about them.  Hope to see you at Evening of Excellence on Wednesday, June 14 from 6-7.

 

Phase 2 classes enjoyed Sneak Peek this week. Our 3rd graders spoke to the 2nd graders about they should expect next year and all the fun they’re going to have! The 4th graders got to meet the 5/6 teachers and learned about their dens and classes for next year. We’re also hard at work on our Gold Rush towns! Each phase 2 class is creating their own mining city and we’re going to present them next week. This is an awesome project that really makes our curriculum come to life!

 

 

Discovery

 

 

We had an amazing week.  It started with Mrs. Stewart’s LA78 class reenacting WWII characters to include famous artists, musicians, events, while incorporating the reading of novels where they brought characters to life. The use of stage, lighting, sound, and visuals were amazing.  Students will tell you that they had goose bumps as they sat still listening to every word.  It brought our learning of WWII together – as Mrs. Stewart said, this year was an empowering year.  We will continue to incorporate music, art, history, and novels into our language arts curriculum.  It is, as Mrs. Stewart said, “empowering!”

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We held our 6th grade breakfast on Wednesday.  Students were excited to receive congratulations on an amazing year.  Entertainment, speakers, certificates, and time together brought this year together for students and their families.  The theme and decorations allowed staff to share information about students.

 

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In Science, Students are solving a mystery using techniques of forensic science. This week we were lucky to have the use of a Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope to compare samples found at the scene of the investigation to samples found in the neighborhoods of possible suspects. Check out the images!

 

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In Language Arts, students wrote letters showing their interest in attending college in 2023 or 2024 (depending on their current grade (5th or 6th)).  Students have heard back from many colleges to include MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Full Sail University, San Joaquin Delta College, US Irvine, San Francisco State, Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Julliard, ACE and more…..Below are students who have received information from the college of their choice.

David received information and a banner, Jaena received a note from Julliard letting her know her resume is better than most college resumes, and Edith received information and a cook book from ACE Culinary School.

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DATES:

 

  • June 15th – Staff/6th Grade Student game (time TBA)

WE WILL HAVE POPSCILES FOR $1.00 EACH AND WE WILL HAVE OTHER GOODIES.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OUR FUTURE FALCON FOOTBALL FIELD

  • June 12 – June 15 – SWO Interviews. Students have their schedules.
  • June 16th – DCS/DHSP Awards Ceremony
    • Parents/Guardians of students receiving awards will receive an invitation
  • June 23rd – Last day of school – release time for DCS is 12:00 (Kids Club will be open)

 

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

Charter Chatter: 6/8/17

Mrs. Dominguez

​Yearbooks have arrived and any extra that we have will be sold the last week of school. Please contact Mrs. Dominguez at ddominguez@tracylc.net if you have any questions or concerns.

 

8th Grade Activities are coming quick with Cosmic Bowling on Friday the 16th at West Valley Bowl. Permission slips were due already, but please remember that it is from 10-12 and students need to be picked up at 12, Midnight.

 

 

 

Mrs. Cerezo

 

This week Mrs. Stewart’s class performed “WWII in 21 Scenes” for 5/6 on Monday, 7/8 on Tuesday, and for their parents on Tuesday evening. This performance comprised of 21 student-crafted WWII-centered scenes; there was music, art, literature, and dance. This show demonstrated all of the hard-work and dedication the students exhibited this year and acted as a showcase for all they have learned about the WWII era. It was a major success!

 

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Mrs. Wallace.

 

Social Studies and Science are working together on their final project of the year: The Indian Wars of the 19th Century. Science is being incorporated into the Social Studies curriculum to give students a full experience of the time period from the ground up. Mrs. Wallace cannot wait to see the fantastic booklets the students will come up with.0

 

                     

MHS

 

Fast Track

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

 

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

Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason. Please be aware of the construction taking place on Corral Hallow Rd. and plan accordingly to ensure your student makes it to school on time. We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

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

 

Fall College Early Start

Current juniors who are required to take a class at Delta in the Fall have been informed of our College Early Start Form deadline, which is Thursday, June 15th.  Information about the College Early Start program is available on the Counseling Office website, and all needed paperwork is now available in the Counseling Office.  For those who will be taking their first college class click here for important need to know dates.

 

We will be hosting a placement assessment on campus on Wednesday, June 14 at 1pm in room A-2. Signups are on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

    Charter Chatter

                                    A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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June 2,  2017                                                                                                      Vol.39

Virginia Stewart

 

We are down to just a few more weeks of school and students are still very busy completing projects, finishing Fast Track, preparing for promotions and moving up a grade next year. Our staff is working hard completing enrollment for next year and are already getting exciting about incoming classes.

 

I would like to take this time to especially thank the parents, staff and students for another successful year at the Tracy Learning Center.  It has been a good year.  Although we have had some big changes, we have all handled these changes well.

 

Misc. Announcements

 

All Medications

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

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

 

Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12 noon

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

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week June 5-9

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – BLT or Turkey Sandwich

Wed – Chicken or Cheese Quesadilla

Thurs – Chicken Fettuccine

Fri. – BBQ Beef Hot Dog

 

 

PreK

 

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T K

 

Please mark your calendars for TK’s Evening of Excellence. This will be held in our classroom on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6pm-7pm. We hope to see you all there!

 

Primary Charter

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Initial Phase

 

This week we have had special visitors in our classroom!  We have visited with firemen, a sheriff, a nurse, health and safety, and animal control!  We had fun climbing on the fire truck, looking in the sheriff car, petting kittens and puppies, how to stay safe and healthy, and learning all about what nurses do!  We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our families who volunteered their time to present.  It was also apparent that these families put a lot of time and consideration into what they were presenting.  We are looking forward to our field trip, which will only help us learn even more about what makes a community great!

 

 

Phase First

 

Phase 1 students had a great field trip to the zoo!  They got a chance to visit the animal that they will be doing their report on.  There was so much to see and learn.  Some students even had the chance to touch some of the more exotic animals.  We can’t wait to see the final report all put together.  In Science the students are learning all about what an engineer is.  They are then going to go through the process of an engineering task and design an actual musical instrument.  We are excited to see what they create.  There are many projects happening in Math and Language Arts as students are bringing together what they have learned all trimester.  There are many activities scheduled for this month.  Please make sure you check your student’s newsletter and green folders for upcoming events and dates.  It was a great kick off to summer almost being upon us as the students dressed in their final spirit wear and celebrated “Beach Day!”  Keep your student focused….we still have 3 more weeks of school!

Phase Two

 

Wow!  Phase showed school spirit and looked ready to hit the beach and catch some waves!  Great job with school spirit!  Students are doing a great job with their Gold Rush Project!  Students are working hard on competing their essay, visual, costume, and creating their Gold Rush Town.  We will visit each other’s town and Phase one will also be touring our towns!!  We can’t wait for Sneak Peak! Sneak Peak will be on Wednesday, June 7th.

 

June 14th – 6:00 pm Evening of Excellence!  6:30 Phase 2 music performance at the unity area

 

 

 

Discovery

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • June 7th – 6th Grade Breakfast
    • DCS 6th Grade students and their parents/guardians (no siblings or additional guests) are invited to have breakfast with students and staff.
      • Invitations were sent home. Please call if you did not receive your invitation: Mrs. Hawkins 209-712-7361
    • June 15th – Staff/6th Grade Student game (time TBA)
    • June 16th – DCS/DHSP Awards Ceremony
      • Parents/Guardians of students receiving awards will receive an invitation
    • June 23rd – Last day of school – release time for DCS is 12:00 (Kids Club will be open)

 

Today, MHS graduates talked about their time at Tracy Learning Center, their graduation, volunteer hours, community service, SATscores, acceptance letters, and their journey from TLC to college and career. They were amazing!!!

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DHSP

 

Ms. Langston

This week in Fine Arts and Crafting, students are completing their ABB (Anything But Brushes) project and having a blast! (*Below: Anton paints with his face)

 

In Language Arts, students are honing their writing skills. They are improving their abilities to write an effective and detailed thesis statement, adding in power words, and utilizing transitional words and phrases with skill. Their essays will be due Friday! (*below: students practice writing thesis statements)

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Mrs. Cerezo

 

This week in Language Arts we are presenting the Top 40 speeches of the 20th century and discussing their impact on history. Students have memorized a portion of their speech and have written their own speech to present to the class. They are doing a wonderful job! (Pictured below: Itzel Heredia practicing her speech)

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MHS

 

MHS Car Line Information

Please do not park or drop off students on Corral Hollow Rd.

Construction has begun and tickets will be issued to those vehicles dropping students off on Corral Hollow.  Fines are double in construction zones.

 

Charter Chatter June 2, 2017

 

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Senior Walk

Some seniors from the Class of 2017 returned Thursday in their caps and gowns to visit the Discovery and DHSP classrooms to discuss their post high school plans and to bestow advice about navigating high school and college.

 

Report Cards

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

 

Fast Track

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

 

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

Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason. Please be aware of the construction taking place on Corral Hallow Rd. and plan accordingly to ensure your student makes it to school on time. We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.

 

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

 

Fall College Early Start

Current juniors who are required to take a class at Delta in the Fall have been informed of our College Early Start Form deadline, which is Thursday, June 15th.  Information about the College Early Start program is available on the Counseling Office website, and all needed paperwork is now available in the Counseling Office.  For those who will be taking their first college class click here for important need to know dates.

 

We will be hosting a placement assessment on campus on Wednesday, June 7 at 1pm in room A-2. Signups are on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.

 

 

Graduation Photographs

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

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

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

 

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

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TLC CHARTER CHATTER

      Charter Chatter

                                          A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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May 26, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.38

Virginia Stewart

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

All Medications

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

Any remaining medications will be disposed of

 

Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12noon

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

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 29-June 2

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Bean Tostadas

Thurs – Mac and Cheese and Garlic Bread

Fri. – Beef or Veggie Burger

 

 

 

 

PreK

 

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T K

 

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

 

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Primary Charter

 

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

 

 

Discovery

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

 

 

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 DHSP:

 Weekly Winners – 

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

 

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

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MHS

Report Cards

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

 

Fast Track

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Fall College Early Start

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

 

Graduation Photographs

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

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

 

Tracy Police Department Summer Leadership Program

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

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

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

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

 

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

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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May 19, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.37

Virginia’s Voice

 

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

 

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

 

Misc. Announcements


Summer Sports Camps

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

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 22-26

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Bean or Bean Burritos

Thurs – Meatball Sandwich

Fri. – BBQ Beef  Hot Dog

 

PreK

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T K

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

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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase

 

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

 

Phase Two

 

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

 

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

5/29/16:  No School!  Memorial Day!

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

 DHSP

 

DHSP Charter Chatter May 19, 2017

Top Point Earners for the week:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

DCS PE Department:

 

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

 

​Thanks to our parents,

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and PE Department it was a huge success!

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

 

 

 

MHS FALCONS

 

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Fast Track

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fall College Early Start

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

 

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Mother’s Day!

      Charter Chatter

                                        A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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May 12, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.36

Virginia Stewart

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Misc. Announcements

 

 

 

Summer Sports Camps

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

Basketball: May 21st – May 26th

Soccer: May 30-June 2nd

Football:  June 5th-June 9th

Baseball: June 12th-June 16th

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

 

 

 

PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packet Payments and Returns

 

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

 

Dear Parents and Families:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 15-19

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Nachos Cheese/Chile

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – BBQ Beef  or Vegi Burger

 

 

 

 

PreK

 

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T K

 

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

 

 

 

Primary Charter

 

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

 

 

 

 

Discovery

 

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

 

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

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

 

    

 

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

 

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

        

 

Students worked hard to make fellow den mates into mummies.

 

 

Ms.T and Ms. Zaca announce raffle winners

 

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

 

 

 

IN SCIENCE….Ship the Chip winners….

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

                                Coach Williams: dwilliams@tracylc.net

 

DHSP

DHSP Charter Chatter May 12, 2017

 

Highlights from the week:

Friday Jog-A-Thon

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Thursday, June 22nd Promotion Ceremony 6:30 PM

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

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

Mrs. Ulricksen  rulricksen@tracylc.net or

Mrs. Dominguez ddominguez@tracylc.net or

Mrs. Wallace dwallace@tracylc.net

 

Have a Great Weekend!!                     

MHS

Charter Chatter May 12, 2017

 

TLC’s Comedy Central Show

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

 

MHS Awards Ceremony

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

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

MHS Finals 7:55am—12:30pm

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Fr., May 19th – MHS  only – No School

 

 

 

Friday, May 19th

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

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

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

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