TLC Newsletter for the week of June 2nd, 2014…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

June 6, 2014                                                                                                        No.38

Virginia Stewart

I wanted to send out a heart-felt thank you to all the parents, staff and Tracy residents who voted to approve the Prop B bond during this week’s election.  I understand it can be a difficult decision when you are asked to pledge money towards any endeavor but I truly believe this bond money with go a long way in improving our facility at the Tracy Learning Center.  In turn, these improvements will help us continue to improve our educational program that has made us such an amazing educational institution.  We will keep you posted as the process moves forward.  It is an exciting time to be at TLC!

Misc. Announcements


MHS will be having its annual craft fair on June 11th, 12th and 13th. All items are student made from the last school years technical construction classes. Come support our students and pick up some GREAT custom made furniture and wood working projects. The fair will be open each day in M-17, the band room from 2:30 to 4:30. Hope to see you 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 9 – June 13Mon. –   PizzaTues. – TaquitosWed  –  Chicken Patty WednesdayThurs. – Chicken Quesadilla

Fri. –  Hamburger

Primary Charter  


PCS Gold

Golden Highlights:

PCS Gold
Golden Highlights:
Teachers have been busy keeping students engaged with learning in our last month of school! Just three weeks left!

Last day of school: June 27th
Primary students will have an early release of 11:30 this day!
Water Day: June 26th


PCS Sapphire

The Sapphire Team had a fun week!

P-1 students had a great time on their field trip! They were so excited to finally get to see the animals they were writing about in their reports.  They are also enjoying learning about community helpers and the important services they provide. Next week they look forward to visits from some community helpers, including the Tracy Police Department. They are definitely feeling the excitement of the final few weeks of school and officially becoming 1st and 2nd graders!

P-6 students had a great week as we started our reading fair projects. It was so great to watch them as they designed their boards and wrote about their favorite book!  They can’t wait to show them off at Evening of Excellence on June 18th.  The students who met their AR goal were treated to an ice cream sundae party with all of the toppings on Thursday; what a great treat for such a hot day.

P-5 studied types of triangles and angles in Math this week. In Language Arts we have come to the end of Bandit’s Moon. Ask your student what historical facts they learned from the novel! Ask them who in the book was actually a real person and not a fictional character. The students had a great time learning how Joaquin felt riding a horse; thank you to the Mendez family for sharing your horses.

On Thursday June 12th, the Sapphire Student Council will be selling a gift for Dad in time for Father’s Day. The Sapphire students can purchase these gifts in P1 and P6 before morning Unity for $.50 each.  They are first come first served.


 DCS 5th/6th

DCS Beach Party:

The DCS dance is scheduled for after school next Wednesday, June 11. Permission slip forms for the DCS Beach Party themed event went home on Monday. Any students wish to attend must return the form with a parent signature to Ms. T.


It was wonderful to receive completed scrapbooks from our students this week. Kids change quickly at this age and the scrapbooks preserve so many wonderful memories. Students should use these completed scrapbooks as portfolios that demonstrate success and growth. We expect to see them during their end of the year interviews the week of June 16-June 21st.

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.

PHSA 7th and 8th





Thank you all for your patience.  Here is the information you have been waiting for:.

There are 3 big events to discuss…..

  1. FRIDAY, JUNE 20th  COSMIC BOWLING 10:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Tracy Bowl
  • Cost for this event is $15.00.  It includes shoes, bowling, food, drinks and the photo booth.
  • School dress code applies at this event
  • PLEASE pick your student up on time.


  1. THURSDAY, JUNE 26th Promotion Ceremony 7 PM on the MHS Baseball field
  • Students should be in the gym at 6:30 PM completely dressed and in their gown.
  • Cost for this event is $20.00.  It includes the gown, programs and misc expenses.
  • There is reserved seating for disabled and the elderly along the first base line
  • Boys must wear under their gown: a collared shirt, tie, slacks and good shoes.
  • Girls should not wear flip flops, tennis shoes, or extremely high heels. They must wear gowns over their dresses, skirts, or slacks.


  1. FRIDAY, JUNE 27th Great America
  • Students should be at the ACE train station in Tracy at 7:00 AM
  • Cost for this event is $12.50 for the train and $27.50 for GA tickets
  • Please send your student with money for lunch.
  • Students will return to Tracy ACE station at 5:00 PM. Please be there to pick up your student on time.
  • IF your student has a Great America season pass, they just need to purchase an ACE train ticket.

TOTAL Cost for students is $75.00.  If there is a hardship, please contact Mrs. King at  to discuss arrangements.

All monies are due by Friday, June 13th.  Make checks payable to TLC.  Thank you.





Counseling/Guidance Department News:

Thank you to everyone who volunteered today at our annual TLC cleanup day!!! Volunteers helped with all kinds of projects across campus to make this such a huge success!


Also a big shout out to our international cooking club! We would like thank everyone for making this first year an amazing and delicious experience!:)


MHS 5th  Annual “Passport to the Millennium” Multi Cultural Fair – June 13th, 2014 – 1:30PM – 3PM.  We already have eleven different cultures being represented! MHS student volunteers will be showcasing cultures from around the world to Primary Charter students grades K-4.  There will be plenty of food samplings, arts & crafts, and other exciting activities to showcase the unique blend of cultures within Millennium. This will be for students only!!


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.



Fast Track

The last day of 1st semester Fast Track classes are this Tuesday, June 10th.  The first day of 2nd semester Fast Track is Wed, June 11th.  Students needing to change classes will be notified individually next Tuesday.

***Attendance Policy reminder: Please remember that attendance during Fast Track is extremely important.  Due to the accelerated nature of classes, each day that is missed is equal to one entire week of school.  The maximum number of days allowed for absence during Fast Track is two days before resulting in a failing grade for the class.  Also, four tardies equal one day of absence.  Therefore, make sure your student comes to school daily and on time. Thank you for supporting our attendance policy during Fast Track.




Students who are interested in taking Fall 2014  Delta College classes can now apply online for admission at – It is highly important to apply early and schedule any required assessments as soon as possible.  Due to the limited number of college classes available, the sooner a new student applies, the better it will be! Registration appointments and class schedule will be available starting June 6th.


More information on the College Early Start program, procedures, and dates can be found on the Counseling/Guidance department web page at




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








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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