TLC Newsletter for the week of May 26th 2014…


 Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 30, 2014                                                                                        No.37

Virginia Stewart

I would like to encourage everyone to vote on Measure B, the upcoming school bond for Tracy Schools which would include the renovation and improvement of the Tracy Learning Center Site. This vote takes place on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. I am very proud of all of the families and staff that attend our school and appreciate how much we all value education.  We have seen renovations at other school sites and know how this helps improve education for students attending these sites. These past projects also relied on bonds that had been voted on and supported in the past.   Measure B will also help to continue in the investment of our community by providing comparable modern schools for ALL students.   Measure B’s funding will only be used on the actual school site improvements and is not intending for staff salaries or other common school expenses.

Currently the State of California does not provide school construction funds for these projects; if additional funds from the State become available we will aggressively pursue these funds. Also, state lottery funds cannot be used for these types of school projects. If Measure B is approved, the District will be required to appoint an Independent Oversight Committee to monitor the use of these funds.

Again, please don’t forget to vote on Measure B next Tuesday. Whether you are for or against this bond, each vote does matter.


Misc. Announcements

The first DCS Rummage Sale fundraiser is scheduled for this Saturday, May 31 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the MHS parking lot. The weather should be quite nice for the event. We hope to see you and your families there! 


Our last day of school is Friday, June 27, 2014 and dismissal times are as follows:

PCS    11:30am

DCS    12noon

MHS   1230pm


Our Snack Club will have their normal closing time for those registered in Snack Club.


All students return to school on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.



Just a reminder letters have been sent home to all 6th graders regarding TDAP Vaccines.


All 7th grade students must provide the office with proof of his/her TDAP Vaccine (Pertussis – Whooping Cough) prior to their first day of school which is August 4, 2014.

7th Grade – 12 Grade Students will not be allowed to attend school without this proof of vaccine.


You may bring this record in or fax this proof to Kay Fagundes at (209) 831-5243 or scan and email to .


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  June 5 – June 9

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Taquitos

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Chicken Nuggets

Fri. –  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  

 PE –

The following students received shoe tokens this week!! They were noticed demonstrating Respect and Responsibility while the teacher was instructing. They are always the first to stop look and listen. They have their eyes on the teacher at all times and follow all directions. Keep setting a great example boys!!!

The following received respect shoe tokens for demonstrating cooperative collaboration. Jocelyn helped Josiah improve his striking with a long handed implement skills. She did a great job helping him follow the cues. Josiah had a great attitude and followed her directions. Great job you two!!

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PCS Gold

Golden Highlights:

Menchies Wacky Wallet was a huge success! Thank you for coming out and supporting our school.

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


4th graders have been learning about the Gold Rush. Friday, they went on a field trip to the Colombia Diggins. They got to see what life was like in the Gold Rush and interact with the different characters from that era.


Evening of Excellence is Wednesday, June 18th. Classrooms will be open from 6-7. Students can’t wait to show off their work!



May 31st- DCS Rummage Sale

June 18th- Evening of Excellence


PCS Sapphire

The Sapphire Team had a great and productive week!


P1 will be going on their field trip to the Sacramento Zoo on June 5th; please make sure that your child’s  permission slip has been sent in. The students are very excited about this field trip and will get to see animals that they have studied in their habitats.  Our AR goals will be due on June 13th, please ask your child if they are getting close to meeting their goal.

P6 has had a great week as we continue to learn about space; ask your child about the astronaut pudding that they made.  They learned how hard it would be to eat pudding without gravity.  Our AR goal period was completed on May 30th;   ask your student if they made their goal.  Please continue to encourage your child to read. Our field trip will be on June 17th. Make sure that we have your child’s permission slip.


P5 really had fun on their field trip to Columbia; as the students stated, “it was awesome!” As we continue reading Bandit’s Moon we have an incredible opportunity to experience riding a horse.  John Mendez’s family will bring horses to ride on June 6th……..we cannot believe how fortunate we are!!!!

Please try to help your children stay focused as other schools are dismissed for the summer. We are so lucky to be able to have the extra time to learn.



DCS 5th/6th


Rummage Sale:

The first DCS Rummage Sale fundraiser is scheduled for this Saturday, May 31 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the MHS parking lot. The weather should be quite nice for the event. We hope to see you and your families there!


Students have received information to prepare for their end of the year SWO interviews. The interviews are planned for the week of June 16th-20th. Please ask your child about the requirements for this portion of the SWO project. Contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have questions regarding this portion of the SWO.

Incoming 5th Graders:

On June 18th the DCS teachers will be holding an informational meeting for families of students who will be entering the fifth grade in 2014-2015. It will be an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn a bit about how to make a smooth adjustment from Primary to DCS. Please be on the lookout for more information.

PHSA 7 and 8

We are all counting down the days until the end of school but we hope everyone stays focused on the task at hand and finishes the year strong.

We hope to see students and parents at the DCS rummage sale to help support our fellow tigers! 



Counseling/Guidance Department News:


REPORT CARDS AND SCHEDULE NEXT YEAR: Report cards are being mailed this week – please be on the look out for them. Schedules for next year will be available in a couple weeks once students return the enclosed Emergency contact forms. Make sure to read the enclosed letter with the report cards from Mrs. Beringer with details.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Community Service Deadline – all volunteer hours for the 2013-2014 school year are due on Friday, June 27th


No hours will be accepted after the deadline. Any hours worked during July will be included in the next school year.  Any students wishing to do community service hours on campus for fast track must apply and receive approval from the Counseling Department. Applications were mailed home last month. If an application is needed, please obtain one from the Counseling Office Room M2

Upcoming Events:


MHS 5th  Annual “Passport to the Millennium” Multi Cultural Fair – June 13th, 2014 – 1:30PM – 3PM Students will be able to showcase their culture through arts, crafts, entertainment, food, and more! The primary school will be invited to attend this wonderful cultural event.



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:9-12pm12-3pm3-6pm



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




Career Day & Open House

Friday May 30th


Shima Building – Room 146


FREE! Bring your own flash drive and record your own radio demo!

Light refreshments will be served.



Delta College Classes

Fall schedule of classes are now available online at

Students who are required or interested in enrolling in classes for 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.


Other News

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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