TLC Charter Chatter – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

      Charter Chatter

  A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Mar. 16, 2018                                                                                                                            Vol 29

Virginia Stewart

 

                            VERY IMPORTANT

                         Our new office number is (209) 290-0511

 

Random Thoughts!

Rain and a time change make for a long and difficult week, but we are very pleased with the way the students have managed inside lunches and limited outdoor time.

 

The first PEP (new parent club meeting) was held this week.  The attendance was great and the enthusiasm of parents was infectious.  There will be several projects we will ask for parents to volunteer to help us do once the construction is finished.  In the meantime, we need to be patient with fences and big construction trucks blocking us.

 

Many thanks to the parents who have donated money for our wish list.  We have been able to purchase book cases, chairs and tables for some of the classrooms. The office furniture, which is very lovely was a donation as well.  It has made our front office the welcoming, warm place we want it to be.

 

I have been working on meeting with each student in the high school to review their transcripts and plan the next year in high school. It is very special to see how well some of the students are doing. I am especially pleased to see some of the Discovery students who struggled to do well grown up and doing very well in high school.

 

The new buildings are so nice and the feeling of being a school for Primary is definitely a plus.  The 7/8 Discovery students are experiencing moving from class to class in a contained hallway and are adjusting.

One more week until Spring Break.  I am certain you will all enjoy some time away from the routine of getting to school and pick ups etc…but thank you for the great job you are all doing with car line!

 

PEP (new name for our PTO,  PEP =Parents Empowering Parents Message

Our next PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) meeting will be on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30pm  – location is in P2, our Kindergarten Room

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 19-23

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Turkey Sandwich

Thurs –Beef Hot Dog

Fri- Chicken or Vegi Wrap

 

T K

 

This week on TK island we had such an amazing week! We reviewed all the concepts that the little fishies had learned this year, oh boy it was a lot! These little fishies are so very smart and eager to learn more. In Science, they learned about things to do in Spring, so they built a kite and learned that it was made in China to measure distance and wind. The highest kite flew 14, 509 ft in the beautiful sky of Canada. The little fishies went outside and were able to test their kites on this windy day!

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Primary Charter

 

 

Primary Charter School is competing for a $5,000 grant to fund our school’s green spaces and landscaping planters. Be sure to vote for our school every day between NOW and March 23rd at MyScholarDollars.com and help us secure these funds! Your student should have brought home a flyer this week with more information. Thank you for your support!

 

 

Thank you so much to all the parents who came to conferences this week! We loved meeting with you and getting to talk about all of the great things your children do every day! It’s hard to believe that we are already starting the third trimester! We can’t wait to see what students will accomplish by the end of their kindergarten year! Don’t forget that we only have one more week until Spring Break! Students will get two weeks off for this break; it goes from March 24th to April 8th!

 

 

Phase One had fun learning about volcanoes this week! Here is P4’s volcano.

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Phase 2 students were hard at work this week…learning, drawing, and presenting information about famous Americans and we loved our Complementary Cat pictures in art!

 

 

DCS

 

The move is complete and students are getting used to our new building.  It was a busy time with the move and the end of Trimester 2.

 

Don’t forget Science Olympiad is Saturday, March 17th at McNair High School in Stockton.  If parents plan to stay for the entire event they are advised to bring chairs.  With potential rain, events may need to be held inside where there is no seating.

Spring break is March 26th through April 6th.  School resumes Monday, April 9th.

Mark your calendars, our annual Jog-A-Thon is on Friday, April 27th.  More information to come.

 

Car line is going well. Please remember to pull all the way forward and please do not drop students off in the street.  This is a serious safety issue we want all of  our students to be safe.

 

 

 

DHSP

 

General Update:

-Spring break is just one week away!

-3rd Trimester has begun

-Jogathon is April 27th!

 

Language Arts:

This week we have begun Trimester 3! Students are continuing their study of art history by learning about new art movements, the techniques artists use in their vocabulary for the week, and through their essay this week, which is asking them to conduct formal and contextual analysis on a work of African art. Students are honing their skills and gearing up for the Academic Pentathlon competition, which is fast approaching! Encourage your students to maintain good study habits and organization to finish out the year strong. A new trimester is a new beginning, and it is a great opportunity to start off with a clean slate.

 

Math:

We did a pi day competition this week, 3.14 in honor of the unique number pi, who could memorize the most digits in the number pi. Each class had a 1st place, Julianna Sanchez memorizing 98 digits, Emely Hernandez memorizing 87 digits, and Pierce Real memorizing 165!!! Making Pierce our record high!!!

 

Science:

Science has begun to study Infectious Diseases in their preparation for Academic Pentathlon!

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

 

MHS Counseling News

 

Millennium High School – Senior Internship Luncheon 2018

Our Senior Internship Luncheon took place yesterday on March 15, 2018. At this event Juniors are given the opportunity to network with local businesses and put their etiquette skills to use.

 

 

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Community Service Opportunities

Please see https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html for upcoming community service opportunities.

 

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner/Tracy Elks Lodge-Volunteers Needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

10 to 12 volunteers needed to help serve dinner, and distribute prizes.

Saturday March 17, 2018 at Tracy Elks Lodge 9100 West 11th St, Tracy

Doors open at 5:00pm, Dinner starts at 6:00pm. If interested please call Jane (209) 986-5290

 

Moose Children’s Easter Party – Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Sunday March 18, 2018 Event Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy)-ring doorbell to enter facility. 8 volunteers needed to help decorate, set-up, clean-up, and assist children with various activities, such as face painting, egg hunting, and cookie decorating. May need someone to dress up as the Easter Bunny too!

If interested, please contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.com

 

Flapjack Fundraiser – Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Tracy African American Association Flapjack Fundraiser

Date:  Saturday, April 14th

Time: 8:00-10:00 / Location: Applebee’s 3060 N. Naglee Rd. Tracy CA 95304

Volunteers should wear black pants and a white collared shirt.  Expect to help with busing tables, serving and wherever else you are needed.

Sign up at the Millennium High School Counseling Office.

Contact Patricia Jackson for more information at (510) 604-2255.

 

UC Berkeley Summer Experience

UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce our annual Berkeley Summer Experience and invites you to nominate your student! Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience.

 

Berkeley Summer Experience will host a residential program for both prospective Freshmen and Transfers on UC Berkeley’s campus on June 15th-17th.

 

Note: The Berkeley campus program is a residential program and is open to any rising high school junior or senior and California Community College student meeting the eligibility requirements. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered and participants will have to provide their own transportation.

 

To be eligible for the program, each student must be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; or a community-college transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 or more transferable semester units by the end of Spring 2018.

 

Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration when we are making selections. All nominated students must also fill out an application.

 

The application for both students and counselors will be available from April 1st- April 30th. Selected students will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact us at berkeleysummerexperience@berkeley.edu.

 

For more information on the application and nomination process, feel free to view our website.

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Mar. 9, 2018 Vol 28

Virginia Stewart

VERY IMPORTANT

Our new office number is (209) 290-0511

Last week I published a list of things we would love to have for our new school. Thank you to the parents who donated to that list. I am placing the list back in this week to see if any of you are willing to help us get some of the things we need for our new classrooms.

Book Cases ($81 each, we need 15 more)

Storage Book cases ($69, we need 8)

Long Conference Table ($400) and 12 Chairs ($40 each)

Student desk chairs (our current desk chairs are $28 each)

Trapezoid Table ($120, we need 8)

Kindergarten Playground Equipment ($12,000)

DCS Food Service Cart ($1,200)

Replacement DCS Lunch Tables to match PCS’s ($400 each, we need 28)

Signage for 2 floors of new building

Pre-PTO Message

Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, March 12, 2018 (this is a corrected date) at 6:30pm – location is in P2, our Kindergarten Room

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Mar. 12-16

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed- Chicken Nuggets

Thurs – Corn Dog

Fri- Beef or Bean Burrito

T K

This week on TK island we learned about African Animals. We did an animal research paper on giraffes and zebras, elephants and hippos, hyenas and lions, ostrich and flamingos. We learned about how some of the animals are similar and different, what they look like, eat, live, and how they move. Giraffes are the tallest, but elephants are the largest mammals. The elephant and hippos are endangered because of their ivory. TK really enjoyed learning about different animals in Africa.

Primary Charter

Don’t forget that parent/teacher conferences are next week! We look forward to meeting with everyone! We asked some students what they like about our new school and classroom. Here is what they had to say:

“I really like that the bathroom is very close to us.” -Daniela

“I like that we get our own water fountain.” -Korin
“We have a bigger play area and it’s really cool!” -Christopher A.
“I like that we don’t have to sit on the ground for iPads anymore. We have a big table that we can sit at now.” -Molly
“The big TV is what I really like!” -Noble

Phase One had a great week! In Writer’s Workshop they had various spring prompts to write about, like their favorite spring activity to do and what they plan to do on spring break. In Language Arts, the groups reviewed what they learned this trimester, by having a trimester 2 grammar review and worked on projects for the books they read. In Math, groups worked on time and addition with regrouping. In Science, the students learned about natural disasters, focusing on earthquakes and tornadoes. Ask your students what they remember about natural disasters.

All three classes are getting back into the groove of school in our new rooms. It has been an adjustment, and we are starting to feel like this is our new “home”. They love their new rooms and campus. The students are enjoying having the play structure back and to have a big area to run around for recess.

Our phase 2 students are learning about American heroes in social studies. We have also been reading about them in language arts and writing biographies. Our 4th grade leadership students have been chosen for March and April and we look forward to seeing what project they come up with!

Please make sure your child has a water bottle labeled with their name on it for PE and recess. Thank you!

DCS/DHSP

General:
-Trimester Two ended this week! Expect Trimester 2 report cards in the mail!
-Spring Break begins March 26 and continues until April 6. Students return to school on April 9th.
Heads Up: 8th Grade Promotion Pictures will be April 10th.

Language Arts:
Students gave their SWO Speeches this week! As a class we each got to learn about many different aspects of Africa; girls education, renewable energy, climate change, careers, and more!

Social Studies:
Students got a little creative this week in Social Studies by creating their own poetry!

CJSF:
CJSF had their final meeting of the trimester this week and even celebrated with donuts! Applications for next trimester will be available shortly.

MHS

MHS Counseling News

Community Service Opportunities
Please see https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html for upcoming community service opportunities.

Flapjack Fundraiser – Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity
Tracy African American Association Flapjack Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, April 14th
Time: 8:00-10:00 / Location: Applebee’s 3060 N. Naglee Rd. Tracy CA 95304
Volunteers should wear black pants and a white collared shirt. Expect to help with busing tables, serving and wherever else you are needed.
Sign up at the Millennium High School Counseling Office.
Contact Patricia Jackson for more information at (510) 604-2255.

UC Berkeley Summer Experience
UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce our annual Berkeley Summer Experience and invites you to nominate your student! Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience.

Berkeley Summer Experience will host a residential program for both prospective Freshmen and Transfers on UC Berkeley’s campus on June 15th-17th.

Note: The Berkeley campus program is a residential program and is open to any rising high school junior or senior and California Community College student meeting the eligibility requirements. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered and participants will have to provide their own transportation.

To be eligible for the program, each student must be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; or a community-college transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 or more transferable semester units by the end of Spring 2018.

Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration when we are making selections. All nominated students must also fill out an application.

The application for both students and counselors will be available from April 1st- April 30th. Selected students will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact us at berkeleysummerexperience@berkeley.edu.

For more information on the application and nomination process, feel free to view our website.

TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                     A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Mar. 2, 2018                                                                                                                              Vol 27

Virginia Stewart

 

VERY IMPORTANT

Our new office number is (209) 290-0511.

 

Imagine moving into a brand new home!  That is what we just did.  Suddenly some of our furniture looked really shabby or built in book cases in the old rooms were suddenly not available.  Then the wish list started.  Teachers started asking for so many things.  We have ordered some of it, but we have to be careful of our budget.  So, we decided to put together a wish list of things we need but can’t immediately purchase.  If you would like to donate any of the things on our list, we would be so grateful.

 

Book Cases ($81 each, we need 15 more)

Storage Book cases ($69, we need 8)

Long Conference Table ($400) and 12 Chairs ($40 each)

Student desk chairs (our current desk chairs are $28 each)

Trapezoid Table ($120, we need 8)

Kindergarten Playground Equipment ($12,000)

DCS Food Service Cart ($1,200)

Replacement DCS Lunch Tables to match PCS’s ($400 each, we need 28)

Signage for 2 floors of new building

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime, we are working with a lender to see if we can secure a 5 million dollar loan to be able to finish the construction project.  The front is supposed to be finished with a regulation gym.  The cost went over the amount being allocated for our campus.  The district has asked us to see if it can be completed with a loan paid for by us. This will be a difficult loan to assume, but we think we can do it if it is approved.

A bit of dispelling of a rumor:

We would like to build a football/soccer field as well as the gym when our construction is finished, the football field will cost about 300,000.  We are taking 20% of fundraising that we do toward this project, but the rest of the fundraisers go to the intended purpose.  So far we have raised 30,000 for the field.

We are also trying to build a playground for exclusive Kindergarten use in the back.  That is why it is on our wish list.

The most expensive school we operate is our Primary School.  We have a ratio of 14 children per teacher which is way below the state allocation.  We pay the difference and we give the students: Spanish, PE, Art and Music electives every day.

Supplies and equipment teachers need at each school is in our budgets each year.  Because we do not buy textbooks we are able to give our teachers competitive salaries and we know they are our most important resource.  We are very fortunate to have very dedicated and committed teachers here at all of our schools.

 

 

Pre-PTO Message

 

 

Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30pm  – location to be announced

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 5-9

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Turkey Sandwich

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri- Chicken or Vegi Wrap

 

 

 

 

 

T K

This week on TK island has been so much fun having a visit from Dr. Seuss and reading a lot of his books this week.  We have read books like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Fox in Socks, Lorax, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  They even tried Green Eggs and Ham and at their amaze most kids loved it! We have worked on rhyming and nonsense sentences just like Dr. Seuss. Also, this week in Science the little fishies learned about force and motion how things move and how gravity is all around us.
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Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase:

t was our first week in our brand new classroom! We are all settled in and it feels like this has been our home all along.  Students have adjusted well to our new changes. We made beautiful butterflies to hang on our student work wall to go along with the saying: without change there would not be any butterflies! We are so thankful for our new classroom and are enjoying rolling with all the changes this new adventure has brought! Also, don’t forget to send back your conference sign up sheet by Monday! The schedule is made on a first come first served basis!

Phase 1:

Phase One

This week was such a fun week because it was our first week in our new classrooms! The students are very excited to be in their new classrooms. They are also very excited to have our play structure back!

Even with all the excitement of being in our new rooms, we were still hard at work! In Writer’s Workshop the students finished their personal narratives. The students have written some great stories! For Language Arts, the groups had a Trimester 2 grammar review and some finished their book they read at their teacher’s center.  In Math, groups worked on telling time, fractions, measurement and addition with regrouping. In Science, the students learned about clouds and the water cycle.

 

 

Phase 2:

We love our new classrooms!  Our students are so excited and treated our new facilities with care and respect.  We appreciate their efforts to keep the new site clean and beautiful!  Please make sure you check your child’s folder for parent teacher conference sign up sheets.  We look forward to meeting with you.

 

DCS

 

 

It is official, we have moved.  All K-8 is now in the new building and the old buildings are being destroyed quickly.  We have been looking forward to this day for a long time and it is really nice to finally be in our new building.

 

Please make sure to check with your student for the map that shows the new car line map.  Carline for Primary and Discovery is now on Mae.  Please make sure that you are pulling into the driveway completely.  Do not allow you students to exit your vehicle in the middle of the street.  Also, please be aware that it could be more efficient if you made a left on Mae instead of waiting for the crossing guard to allow cars through.

We have the same mailing address but there is a new office phone number.  It is (209)290-0511.  Please make a note of it.

 

We are grateful for your patience as we work out the bugs with the move. It is a large amount of change in a short amount of time.  I know that they will be worked out soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DHSP

 

 

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General:

-We moved! We are all now happily moved into our new classrooms and the students are loving it! We are working very hard to ensure that the new campus stays clean and well-maintained. Please remind your students how important it is to clean up after themselves; we all need to do our part!

-New school phone number: (209) 290-0511
– Community Service forms are due this week!

-8th grade placement testing is Monday March 5

 

Language Arts:

All classes took their finals this week! Trimester Two is ending next week and so things are beginning to wind down. All classes are preparing their SWO speech outlines (due Friday) and are practicing for their speeches (to be given some time early next week).

 

Science:

Science Olympiad is this weekend! Make sure your student (if they are on the team) is well-rested and has all of the materials they need for their events.

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

Community Service Opportunities

Please see https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html for upcoming community service opportunities.

 

UC Berkeley Summer Experience

UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce our annual Berkeley Summer Experience and invites you to nominate your student! Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience.

 

Berkeley Summer Experience will host a residential program for both prospective Freshmen and Transfers on UC Berkeley’s campus on June 15th-17th.

 

Note: The Berkeley campus program is a residential program and is open to any rising high school junior or senior and California Community College student meeting the eligibility requirements. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered and participants will have to provide their own transportation.

 

To be eligible for the program, each student must be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; or a community-college transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 or more transferable semester units by the end of Spring 2018.

 

Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration when we are making selections. All nominated students must also fill out an application.

 

The application for both students and counselors will be available from April 1st- April 30th. Selected students will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact us at berkeleysummerexperience@berkeley.edu.

 

For more information on the application and nomination process, feel free to view our website.

 

MHS Cheer

 

Millennium High School (incoming freshmen thru seniors) Cheerleading meeting for Parents & Candidates 3/14/18 at 6:30pm.

Cheer Clinic 3/19/18 through 3/23/18 4:30– 6:15pm

Tryout Saturday 3/24/18 @ 8am

 

Please fill out applications and turn them in by 3/16

 

Applications are available online

www.MHSFalcons.com

Under “links/forms”

Coach Denise Hayes

CoachD74@yahoo.com

 

 

New School. New Phone Number

With the move comes a new phone number. Our switch to a modern phone system means we have a new phone number. So if you need to contact the school for any reason please call:

Tracy Learning Center –

(209) 290 – 0511

Please spread the word as there are TLC parents who are not on our email list. And thank you to all our students, staff and Parents who have made this transition so smoothly. Moving 1000 students in the middle of the year is not ideal but we are so amazed at how our everyone as stepped up and made this happen. Thank you.

New Primary Carline Starts Monday – Discovery begins Thursday

Beginning Monday February 26th, Primary Families will be using the new carline on Mae Ave.  Please take a moment to review the video.  Our goal is to keep our students safe while being as efficient as possible to get student to and from school.

Please follow the procedures to avoid delays.

On Thursday, we will use this carline for BOTH Primary and Discovery.

Email or call if you have any questions or concerns (carline@tracylc.net)

 

TLC Charter Chatter – Moving Day!

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Feb. 24, 2018                                                                                                 Vol 26

Virginia Stewart

 

It is official!!!! The Primary children moved today to their new classrooms.  Primary Charter has a new home.  We are very grateful to the Tracy citizens who voted for the bond that made the construction of our site possible.  We promise to take tender loving care of our new facility.

I was very pleased with the attendance  of parents who attended our information meeting.  I am also encouraging the parents to join our newly formed Parent Teacher Organization.  (PTO).  We promise to make that organization a positive one.  One in which parents can feel informed and involved.

Next Wednesday is the date for the move in for Discovery school.  Then we will all be moved out of the old buildings.  Those buildings will then begin to be demolished or taken down to studs for the renovation of the new Millennium High School. It will be wonderful to have us all re-united this time next year.

Finally, I am offering parent tours before, during and after school on Friday, March 2.  Come into the office and ask for Mrs. Stewart or Ms. Kay for the official tour of the schools.  You will be truly amazed.

 

 

 

Pre-PTO Message

We are so surprised and pleased with the number of parents interested in joining the PTO!  For those who didn’t get a chance to come to the meeting there will be a sign up slip in your child’s folder this week.  If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the slip and return in the folder on Monday!!  No donations will be collected just yet, we’ll do that at the first official meeting =)

 

For those parents that have signed up, we want to say THANK YOU!  Quite a few have asked “when is the first meeting?”  We are working on getting a date nailed down and as soon as we know we will be sure to let you all know as well.

 

We are excited and looking forward to how we can help our students and the school!!

 

Truly, Angie, Cynthia and Kristy

 

Thank you for your support in our effort to make this a huge success!!!!

 

Angie Rowland

 

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT DISMISSAL INFO DUE TO UPCOMING MOVE

 

 

Wednesday – Feb. 28, 2018

DCS Students will be released at 11:00am*, lunch will NOT be served to DCS  (PCS will have lunch served). PCS siblings CAN NOT wait in P6 for DCS siblings. There will be NO Kids Club on this day for any students.

 

*All students must be picked up on time and cannot remain on campus.

 

 

Crab Feed Success!!!!  Thank you

Amazing, Awesome, Best Crab Feed Ever…. So many wonderful compliments on another successful Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed!

 

This fundraiser contributed $11,555.62 towards TLC and will go a long way in helping finish our campus fields that will compimentour new buildings.  Thank you for your support.

Words cannot express my sincere gratitude to so many volunteers, students, teachers, parents, and generous vendors.

Our 12th Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed was off the hook.

The food was incredible. We had 50 raffle items. The bar was in full swing with our awesome teachers. Mrs. Grant you rock!

Our teachers were rock stars selling raffle tickets and bar tickets.

DJ Trevor absolutely brought the party. Dancing went until 11:00pm.

Millennium High School students serving our guests again “did our school proud” at the helm of Ms. Holmes.

Please take a peek at the incredible list of vendors that donated so many amazing items to the success of our event.

Please consider using their services.

Special shout out to Scotto Winery of Lodi who donated our wine and Tracy Portrait Studio who donated our photo booth.

Thanks a bunch to Denise Garcia with Trine Integrated Systems and Assad Insurance.

Enormous kudos to my committee of amazing parents. Some of these special gals either have students that have graduated or their kids don’t attend our school!

Carrie Hall

Lisa Keogh

Tina Brown

Cindy Alton

Tiffany Alexander

Suzy Davis

Relda Franke

Linda Pastrikas

Exponential thanks to my husband, Tom Baker who works side by side and late hours to make sure my vision of this event comes to life. Love ya Bake.

Of course to my children Trevor and Ally Baker. This is a huge undertaking which takes months to prepare for and takes over our home.

Thanks a bunch for always being on your best potato.

Please mark your calendar for our 13th Annual Learning Center Crab Feed scheduled for February 2, 2019.

Oodles of hugs…… Donna A. Baker, CRS ABR SFR CDPE – Chairperson

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Feb. 26 – Mar. 2

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Noodle Casserole

Wed- Chicken Corn Dog

Thurs – Turkey Sandwich

Fri- Beef or Bean Burrito

 

 

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T K

 

This week on TK island the little fishies learned how to be a great scientist.  They learned how to use different tools, like magnifying glass, scale, and magnets.  They also made predictions and tested their hypothesis to see if the boat was going to float or sink by adding different items to the boat. They loved exploring the world around them!

 

Primary Charter

 

Initial Phase:

We moved down to our new room today! Students helped us move by taking their chairs to our new room! Our room is now P-2! The students were buzzing with excitement! Our new classroom looks amazing, we are so proud of everything! Check out our classroom instagram for some pictures of our moving day! Our Instagram username is: p2pcs

Phase One

 

It was such an exciting week this week! On Friday, the students were all able to help their teachers out with the move. They walked their own chairs over to their new room. The students got a tour of the new building and campus. They got to see where the new carline, lunch area, playground and unity will be. The students are very excited to be in their new rooms on Monday.

 

This week some of our Language Arts groups had a vocabulary challenge and sight word challenge. The winners were presented with medals just like in the Olympics

 

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Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th grade students were so excited to move into our new classrooms today!  They were such good helpers and are ready to set a great example in our new building!

 

 

 

 

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DCS

We are less than a week away from our big move!  Students and teachers are excited for the change.  Our new school is beautiful and modern with many upgrades in not only appearance but safety and energy efficiency.  It is definitely a wonderful improvement.

We ask for your patience while we “work the bugs out.”  This is a large change for both students and staff and while we have tried to think of every question but there are going to be things that we have not thought of.  If you have any questions, please direct them to your student’s homeroom teacher.

On a very positive note, our Water for South Project has exploded!  As of today, we have raised $4269.70!  That leaves only $75.30 remaining for our original goal of $5000.00- all way before our original goal date of June28th!  That is amazing and just shows how kids and our school community is.  Thank you for all of your support for this amazing fund raising opportunity and I am sure that we will raise the remaining amount prior to our move.

 

 

 

DHSP

 

 General Updates:

  • 7th/8th is moving  to the new building next week!
  • On Wednesday 2/28, students will only be attending their first period class and then will take a tour of the new building. Please remember to be at carline by 10:50am on this day to pick up your student
  • Community Service is due soon! Remind your students to turn in their hours
  • The end of the trimester (Trimester 2) is in two weeks!

 

Language Arts:

SWO Final Drafts are due Friday 2/23! Please remind your students that the SWO for second trimester counts as a Language Arts grade as well as a SWO grade. Any late SWO’s will be given 50% credit.

 

 

 

MHS

 

Boys Soccer

To those planning to attend the Boys Soccer Section Championship game next Tuesday at 7pm, Elk Grove High vs Leroy Greene, please read the following:

 

There is a $5 parking fee plus admission, which is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The teams will sit on the West side of the stadium and fans and spectators will sit on the East side of the stadium where the press box is.

 

 

 

Community Service Opportunities

Please see https://millenniumhscounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html for upcoming community service opportunities.

 

Community Service Opportunity for this weekend: Saturday February 24, 2018

Tracy Little League is in need of volunteers to be Umpires for baseball games.

Training will be provided: Please show up this Saturday at Monticello Elementary. Address: 1001 Cambridge Place (off of Sycamore) in Tracy. Time: 8:00am-2:00pm. Contact: Keri Dowell (Tracy Little League)

 

Progress Reports

Please be on the lookout for Progress Reports which will be mailed by the end of next week.

 

 

MHS Cheer

 

Millennium High School (incoming freshmen thru seniors) Cheerleading meeting for Parents & Candidates 3/14/18 at 6:30pm.

Cheer Clinic 3/19/18 through 3/23/18 4:30– 6:15pm

Tryout Saturday 3/24/18 @ 8am

 

Please fill out applications and turn them in by 3/16

 

Applications are available online

www.MHSFalcons.com

Under “links/forms”

Coach Denise Hayes

CoachD74@yahoo.com

 

TLC Charte Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Feb. 16, 2018                                                                                                                     Vol 25

Virginia Stewart

 

This year’s talent show came just at the right time for me.  With all the construction and planning that is going in to this big move I really needed an evening like this to remind of why we are all here.  Seeing our students, some whom I have known since they were babies, on stage performing with such confidence was a breath of fresh air.  I applaud all of you who shared your amazing talents with us.

 

The moving has begun and excitement is growing (as well as a little anxiety perhaps).  Our TLC staff have pulled together like never before as we work through all the details.  Our common goal is the make the transition as smooth as possible to avoid too much disruption to our students.  We are holding our parent meeting next week to answer any questions you may have but will also continue to send information home.  Changes to carline, lunches and office procedures will be new to all of us but through collaboration, myself and the TLC staff feel we are ready.

 

I would like to thank all our students and parents in advance for being so understanding as we shift into this new era of the Tracy Learning Center.

 

 

 

Upcoming Question and Answer Meeting Regarding Move

 

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm if you wish to come to ask questions.  Location of this 30 meeting will be the gym.

 

Discussion Topics:

Safety and Smooth Transition to new Buildings

New Carline

New Parents’ Organization/Group

 

VERY IMPORTANT DISMISSAL INFO DUE TO UPCOMING MOVE

 

Friday – Feb. 23. 2018

PCS Students will be released on Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:30* (DCS has regular dismissal time) there will not be lunch served to PCS (DCS will have lunch served). PCS Siblings may NOT wait for their DCS siblings in P6   and there will NOT be KIDS CLUB for any students.

 

Wednesday – Feb. 28, 2018

DCS Students will be released at 11:00am*, lunch will NOT be served to DCS  (PCS will have lunch served). PCS siblings CAN NOT wait in P6 for DCS siblings. There will be NO Kids Club on this day for any students.

 

*All students must be picked up on time and cannot remain on campus.

 

 

 

 

Sick Students

Just a reminder…please do not send your child to school until he/she has been 24 hours fever free. We continue to have kids tell us his/her parent gave them fever reducing medication that morning before school.

If your child is suffering  from fever, body aches,  sore throat and or  continuous coughing he or she is most likely contagious and we really ask that you keep your sick children home for his/her recovery and to reduce the risk of spreading this illness.

 

 

 

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Feb. 19- 23

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. –  Pizza

Wed- Beef Lasagna

Thurs – Mac n Cheese

Fri- Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

 

 

 

T K

 

This week on TK island we learned about two important presidents that have changed United States of America forever! Also, we love sharing our love with our TK friends by passing out cards, candies, and trinkets. We all enjoyed an ice cream sundae party with all the toppings!

 

 

Primary Charter

 

 

Initial Phase

 

We are so excited for our move!  We cannot wait to explore our new room and play on the playground.  The P-6 teachers are amazed at how focused the students have been.  They have seen a lot of changes already and they have not let it stop them!  We are very impressed!

 

Phase One

This week in Phase One we spent the week learning about Chinese New Year during Social Studies. The students learned that Chinese New Year starts on Friday, February 16th and lasts for fifteen days. We discussed that this is the year of the dog and read about the animal of the year they were born in. We concluded the week by making a dragon puppet and eating a fortune cookie!

The students are hard at work at their teachers’ centers! Language Arts groups are working on various grammar concepts and continuing to read their books. Some groups are working on possessive nouns, while others are working on adverbs. In Math, groups are working on using a number line to add, measurement, time and equivalent fractions. The students are working hard on their first personal narrative. They have brainstormed some ideas, chosen a topic and started writing their first draft. Some students have even gotten to start their second personal narrative. The teachers are enjoying reading about a special time their lives.

Phase 2

 

This week we continued to learn about famous Americans and important events that have shaped our history.  Our leadership students were very busy passing out candy grams on Valentine’s Day.  We sold over 500!  Thank you to everyone who purchased a candy

 

 

DCS

 

 

It’s moving time!!   As the new buildings near completion our dedicated teachers are balancing their teaching with preparation.   It is a hectic time but I have to say how proud of everyone, students and teachers.

 

We want also give a HUGE round of applause to all our DCS students who participated in this year’s talent show.  It takes a lot of guts to get up on the big stage in front of bright lights and hundreds of audience members.  Way to go Tigers!

 

 

 

DHSP

 

 

General

This weeks spirit week has been a total success! Students have been excelling at dressing up in their Den Colors and the theme of the day! Each homeroom hopes to win a donut party for the most spirited!

 

Don’t forget DHSP moves to the new building in the next few weeks! Make sure you refer to the flier to plan pickup/carline for your student!

 

CJSF is collecting donations for Serenity House! We are looking for toiletry items and clothes! Donations will be collected until Friday and will be counted as a Den Competition!

 

Language Arts:

Students completed and turned in the first draft of their Second Trimester SWO! Students can expect to get their corrected copy back soon so that they can make updates/edits for their second and final drafts/

 

Science:

Science Olympiad is coming up! Make sure, if your student is participating, that they are preparing for their events!

 

 

 

 

 

MHS

 

A note from the Athletic Director:

In the world of high school athletics, parent support can be hard to come by as household schedules today look much different than they used to.

I’d like to give a big thank you to all parents that have been cleared to drive in the absence of buses, the parents that consistently stepped up to work the gate at football games and chain gang, the parents that have donated in the form of time or money, to all that keep an open line of communication as we see this program grow.

Mr. Ponch Martinez and all of the baseball parents that hit the field last weekend w/Coach Reyes, Coach Butch and teams for a field clean-up day, you rock!

To the boys basketball parents that stepped up to work the game clock when we had trouble finding people, to my “Enforcers”… a group of moms that consistently helped at the door this season…

This program cannot run without your time and support and you are all much appreciated!

Thank you DJ Trev for taking care of our Fall and Winter teams in the gym for their Senior Nights, as well as getting the moms and dads grooving for our two dances!

I do not take the opportunity to thank all of you nearly as much as I should. Together we can soar! #FalconPride

Many thanks,

Miss Stevi Balsamo
Director of Athletics

Thank you,

Miss Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
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