TLC Newsletter for the week of May 19th 2014…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 24, 2014                                                                                               No.36


Misc. Announcements


Next School Holiday is Monday, May 26, 2014.


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 26 – May 30Mon. –   HolidayTues. – PizzaWed  –  Chicken Nugget Wednesday

Thurs. – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog


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  


PCS Gold

Golden Highlights:

Spirit week was a ton of fun! Students and teachers had a blast dressing up for the fun days!!


WACKY WALLET WEDNESDAY is this upcoming Wednesday!!! Please come out to Menchies Frozen Yogurt to help support Primary Charter School! Menchies will donate 20% of the proceeds. The fundraiser will last all day- from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Menchies is located at 1888 W. 11th Street


Enjoy your 3 day weekend! See you back at school on Tuesday!


PCS Sapphire


The Sapphire Team had a very productive week!

The students were all very much focused and on task this week and we had lots of fun dressing up in “spirit wear” all week.

All rooms have field trips coming up in the next couple of weeks; please make sure that permission slips are sent in.

Thank you to Leisa Mendez and John for surprising us with goats at Friday unity.

Remember on Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, so there will be no school.


DCS 5th/6th

Reading News:

As we get closer to the end of the school year the classroom bookshelves are looking a little bare.  Please remember that students need to return borrowed classroom books by the end of the school year.

Ms. Rodieck will be sending out one more book order so Summer Reading can be ordered – wouldn’t it be great to come back in August all ready to earn some AR points from books read over the summer.  Book Orders will be coming home end of this week and will be due Tuesday, June 3rd to ensure we get them by the last week of school.

Many students were chosen to be published in the Spring Edition of the Poetry Anthology.  They were given the postcard proof sheets on Tuesday.  Please check them and go on-line to give permission to publish – you DO NOT need to order a book to be published.  If you cannot give permission to publish on-line, fill out the card and return it – Ms. Rodieck will mail them all in at the same time.  The due date on these is Thursday, June 5th.  Thank you in advance for supporting our budding poets.


Classroom Needs:

Wind and allergies have left our classrooms desperately in need of tissue box donations. Please consider sending a box of tissues to school for our students to use.

State Testing:

State testing will conclude next week for students in 5th and 6th grade. Thank you for helping us keep excellent attendance for the test taking dates.

Rummage Sale:

The first DCS Rummage Sale fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Thank you for putting aside gently used items to bring for donation to this event. Make sure your items are clean and in working order. Early donation of smaller items will be accepted on Friday, May 30th. Larger items can be brought directly to the event. Questions? Contact Ms. Pelaez at


PHSA 7th and 8th

This week in PHSA….

In Mr. Mitri’s class, students are reading Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale and working on developing their own summarized scripts to use in group presentations. 

In science this week, students have been very busy. We wrapped up Unit 9 on the laws of motion and have started in on Unit 10- Density and Buoyancy.
In science enrichment, students have started to learn about the Law of Conservation of Mass. This week students also learned how to balance chemical equations.

We had an amazing turnout Wednesday night for the 8th grade parent promotional activities meeting.  It was our largest participation to date and we are very excited to work with everyone to make sure our 8th graders have the enjoyable end of the year they deserve.

We have scheduled the 8th grade “Cosmic Bowling” for June 20th, 10pm-12am at the Tracy Bowling Alley. 2365 East Street on the corner of Grant Line Road.


All 8th grades going to MHS next year:
New York- Boston 2015
There is going to be a parent meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 pm for anyone that is interested in the 2015 New York- Boston trip. If you would like information or are going to be unable to attend the meeting, please email Ms. Powers at




Counseling/Guidance Department News:

The largest graduation ceremony of Millennium High School has arrived! Congratulations to the Class of 2014 as each student embarks upon this next exciting chapter of their lives.  The journey into the working world, college life, and travel is only the beginning for these young adults.


We are proud to showcase some of the colleges and universities that our graduates will be part of:


Academy of Art
Cal Poly Pomona
Chico State Pacific University
Corban University Sacramento State
CSU Channel Islands San Diego State
CSU Chico – Recruited for Soccer San Francisco State
CSU East Bay San Jose State
CSU Fresno Simpson UniversitySpelman College
CSU Fullerton St. John’s University
CSU Long Beach St. Mary’s College
CSU Northridge Trinity Western Univ.
CSU San Marcos UC Davis
CSU Stanislaus UC Irvine
Franciscan University UC Merced
Grand Canyon University Univ. of N. AlabamaUniversity of AlaskaUniversity of California BerkeleyUniversity of California Davis
Hawaii Pacific University University of Dallas
Hiram College University of La Verne
Jacksonville University University of the Pacific


Fast Track began this week with a seamless transition from the regular school year to our mandatory summer program.  Each morning will continue with Unity at 7:55am with classes ending at 12:30pm.  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.


Community Service


Father’s Day Brunch Saturday, June 7th, 20149-2:30pm Astoria Gardens Set up, serving, and clean up. 209-833-2200 
July 4th Day in the park 4th of JulyShifts:9-12pm12-3pm




Lincoln Park in Tracy Help with set up, booths and clean up Robin










FALL CLASSES – For students interested in taking college classes in the Fall 2014, the application for admission are now available. To apply, please go to and click on “Enroll”.  Students should come to the MHS Counseling Office to find out about the process and procedure for registering for Delta College classes.  This information is also on our website at – click on Millennium – then go to the Counseling/Guidance site.




Upcoming Events


US Performing Arts CampsSummer 2014Your 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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