TLC Charter Chatter for the week of May 12th 2014

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center


May 16, 2014                                                                                                    No.36


** Due to changes in the website, we have had to adjust our posting and change the actual URL.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will do everything we can to get our weekly newsletter back on track.  


Misc. Announcements


All MHS Students will be released at 12noon on Thursday May 22, 2014.

All PCS and DCS Students have their regular dismissal times on this day.


Next School Holiday is Monday, May 26, 2014.


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 19 – May 23

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Beef Enchiladas

Wed  –  Chicken Nugget

Thurs. – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – Beef Hotdog



It is time for a Box Top contest!!!!!


The contest will run through May 30th.  The classroom who brings in the largest number of Box Tops will  

win a special treat.                                                                                                                           




Primary Charter  


Gold PCS

Golden Highlights:


Students have finished testing. Next week we will celebrate with a spirit week. The dress up days are:

Monday, 5/19: Beach Day

Tuesday, 5/20: Disney Day

Wednesday, 5/21: Music Day ( anything music related- musical instrument shirt, concert shirts, dress up like a pop star, etc)

Thursday, 5/22- Throwback Thursday! ( dress from any passed decade- 20’s, 50’s, 60’s, 80’s, etc)

Friday, 5/23- Patriotic Friday


The weather is warming up quickly. Students are outside for lunch and PE. Please make sure your child has water and wears sunscreen.


Our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday is May 28th and Menchies. Our school will get 20% of the sales.



May 26th- Memorial Day Holiday

May 31st- DCS Rummage Sale


PCS Sapphire

The Sapphire Team had an incredible week at school!

P-1 students have begun their expository reports on their zoo animals.  They are learning many interesting and amazing facts about their animals!  Many students are also close to reaching their AR goals…..keep on reading!  We are looking forward to our field trip to the Sacramento Zoo in June.  Please return the money and permission slip by Friday, May 23.  We are welcoming ALL parents that want to be chaperones, so please make sure that you are cleared through the office. Thank you once again to all our volunteers and for donated supplies 🙂

P-6 continued to learn about space this week.  Ask your child how they made spaceships. The students earned a party this week and had so much fun watching a movie and having snacks. Ask your child about their AR goal and if they are going to meet their goal…..we will be having a big celebration for our last AR goal party!  Our last field trip is planned in June….look for information coming home.

  This week, P5 finished up the practice state testing. The students found it exciting to work on the computers for this. In language Arts we continue to read Bandit’s Moon. We are reading The Diary of Wong Ming-Chung as a read aloud. This is giving us a different perspective on the gold rush which is preparing us for our gold rush project. We also watched a gold rush documentary in preparation for the project. Please note that the times for our field trip on May 30th have changed. Students will need to be at school by 7:15. The bus will need to leave at 7:30.


Next week in celebration of the end of testing, PCS will have a spirit week.

The dress up days are:

Monday, 5/19/14: Beach Day

Tuesday, 5/20/14: Disney Day

Wednesday, 5/21/14: Music Day (anything music related- musical instrument shirt, concert shirts,  dress up like a pop star, etc

Thursday, 5/22/14: Throwback Thursday!  (dress from any passed decade-20, 50’s, 60’s, 80’s, etc)

Friday, 5/23/14: Patriotic Friday (in honor of Memorial Day)



DCS 5th/6th



State Testing:

     We are currently in the process of state testing. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling appointments that require your child to miss school for the next two weeks.

Wax Museum:

      We are so proud of the great work students on Garnet did to prepare for this week’s Wax Museum. The effort that was put into the beautiful costumes was evident and students seemed to really enjoy the project. We appreciate the parental support that was required for the success of this event.



PHSA 7th and 8th



The end of the year is here!  We have a lot of projects and assignments that we are wrapping up so we are all encouraging students to finish strong.


We have another SWO due date this week.  Students are given time in class to complete the project and get assistance if they have any questions.


Students who still need to make revisions on their scrapbook will get assitance during lunch this week.  We want to make sure everyone completes the project in a satisfactory manner.


We have a parent information night this week to get your help for all the 8th grade graduation activities.  It will be held on May 21st at 6:00pm in room D-9.   






Counseling/Guidance Department News:

Graduation is finally here! The Class of 2014 will be graduating Friday, May 23rd .  During the Senior Breakfast on Wednesday, all seniors were given their 10 graduation tickets. Please keep them in a safe spot. We have no replacement tickets if they are lost or stolen. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Kneiss at (209) 831-5240 or


Graduation Information


o   Practice will be held for students only from 2:00-4pm at the Holy Family Center

o   Students need to be prompt and may wear casual clothes

o   Students should park in the lot on the Valpico side of the hall and enter through the side door

o   Students must follow the rules of MHS while in attendance at the Holy Family Center. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the exclusion of the graduation ceremony.



o   Students meet at the Holy Family Center at 4:30pm sharp on May 23rd

o   Entrance for students is on Valpico

o   Guest entrance is on the Corral Hollow side

o   Doors for guests will open at 6:30pm. The ceremony will begin at 7:00pm!



o   Make sure the graduation gown is ironed and wrinkle free – students will not be allowed to wear leis or other items during the ceremony.  Only school awarded cords will be allowed.

o   Students should be dressed and ready to go (including hair/make-up/etc.) and bring their gown on a hanger. There is not enough space to do hair and make-up at the Holy Family Center

o   Boys must wear slacks and collared shirt with tie and nice shoes

o   Girls must wear slacks and a nice blouse or a dress with appropriate shoes

o   No white tennis shoes, t-shirts, or flip flops



o   No bubbles, toys, noise makers, or beach balls allowed in the Holy Family Center

o   Flowers and balloons, etc. will need to be left in your car or on the table in the lobby

o   Parking is available in both parking lots, but guests must enter through the main doors facing Corral Hollow


          Only Children under 2 may enter without a ticket and MUST sit on a lap





The regular year is coming to an end and Fast Track begins this Friday, May 23rd  – Friday, June 27th. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 7:55am 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. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2013-2014 school year is the last day of Fast Track,  Friday, June 27th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.



Community Service








Tracy Police Department Safety fair

Saturday May 17th, 2014



Civic Center Plaza around Tracy City hall

Set up and tear down, booths and general maintenance

Vivian Specialist 209-831-6614

Awards Banquet

Sunday, May 18th

Time: 9:30-5:30


Location: Tracy Community Center


Duties: setting up tables n chairs, serving and cleaning buffet lunch, tearing down after event


Attire; black jeans and white shirts


Students will be fed at event.


Eagal Lakes- Lil Mud Runner

Saturday, May 17-18

Eagal Lakes

Helping out with the trails

Anne Langley


July 4th Day in the park

4th of July







Lincoln Park in Tracy

Help with set up, booths and clean up

Robin Paloma








Delta College Classes

The process for enrolling in Summer and Fall Delta College classes have begun. VERY IMPORTANT:

Last day for students to turn in their College Early Start forms to the Counseling Department for summer session course approval is Monday, May 21st.  

Summer Delta College classes are from June 9th – August 1st.                            

Fall schedule of classes will be available after May 22nd.  Students needing or wanting to take classes in the Fall must begin the application process immediately.


Parents can find more information and updated dates/deadlines at go to the Counseling/Guidance page and click on “College Early Start” link on the left side of the page.




Upcoming Events


US Performing Arts Camps

Summer 2014

Your time is valuable and when you spend your summer in pursuit of your craft at US Performing Arts Workshop they promise to value your participation and reward you with benefits that will enrich your life, faster your craft, and promote your success.


Here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Outstanding training
  • Improved skills
  • A safe college experience
  • Recruiting be top US colleges
  • Enrichment, self knowledge and increased self-esteem
  • On-going mentoring
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!


Locations and workshops 2014

For a complete description of our locations and workshops, visit or call one of our representatives at 888-497-3553 who will be happy to help you find the right location for your needs.


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