TLC Newsletter for the week of June 16th, 2014

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

June 20, 2014                                                                                                     No.40

Virginia Stewart


Thank you for a wonderful school year.  We appreciate your support of our schools and the support you give your children at home.  Together we are a winning team.  Some of our accomplishments this year included:

  • Passing Measure B which should help rehabilitate our facilities in the future
  • Approval of Primary Charter and Millennium Charter
  • Graduation of 104 seniors from the class of 2014
  • The highest number of tenth graders to pass the high school exit exam on the first try: 97% Language Arts and 95% math.
  • A fantastic Evening of Excellence for our Primary students
  • Several Band performances
  • Piloting the new state curriculum
  • Participation in many county events with good results

Students in grades K-8 will be bringing home an important packet of information and their assignment for the next school year.  Be sure to look for the envelope.

The new school regulations no longer allow public schools to require students to purchase supplies for school.  Teachers are sending home a suggested list of supplies you may want to acquire for your child.  This law requires us to provide materials for all classes if students do not have what is needed.  Unfortunately schools were not given extra money to absorb this cost.  If you can help, it is appreciated.  Now more than ever a donation for our schools would greatly be appreciated as well.

We look forward to seeing you in August.  There will be a meet the new teachers and hear about the changes for PHSA on July 31 in M1 at 6PM.


Misc. Announcements


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.


Ag Fest Champions!!!!

Big, big congratulations to our amazing TLC students, Halle Suttle and Bailey Mattos for their amazing efforts in the 4H agricultural festival.  Halle won Supreme Champion and Bailey won Supreme Reserve Champion at the San Joaquin County Ag Fest in the Market Turkey Competition. There were a total of 125 turkeys entered.  Way to go girls!!!

Photo Jun 20, 12 37 18 PM





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 23 – June 27Mon. –   PizzaTues. – TaquitosWed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Chili Nachos

Fri. –  Early Release – no lunches



Prescription Medications and Over the Counter Medications

Just a reminder all medications will be disposed of over break. Please make sure you come into the office to pick up your child’s prescriptions or over the counter medications.





Report Card Packets

Very important packets containing report cards and other pertinent information regarding next year will be sent home with your students on the last day of school. If your student is not in attendance on Friday,

June 27, 2014 his/her packet will be sent by mail.



Primary Charter  


PCS Gold


 Gold PCS

Golden Highlights:


Thank you for attending the Evening of Excellence. Students loved showing off their work.


P-3 and P-8 had a great time on their field trips this week. Phase one got to learn more about animals and habitats at the Sacramento Zoo. Phase two learned more about space at the Sacramento Discovery and Space Center.


Last week the 4th graders participated in Sneak Peek. They got a chance to see Discovery classrooms and interview the students. They can’t wait to be in 5th grade!


The end of the year is right around the corner. There will not be study club the last week of school. The last day of study club will be Friday, June 20th.






June 20th- Last day of Study Club

June 26th- Water Day

June 27th- Last day of School. Primary dismissal is at 11:30 on this day.






PCS Sapphire

The Sapphire Team had a great week!

We had a fantastic Evening of Excellence on Wednesday night.  It was so nice to see all of the students bring their families with them to show off all the great work completed throughout the year. We are so thankful for all the wonderful families that we have at this school!

Assessments are mostly completed and there has been so much hard work this week. We have many fun activities planned for next week.  P1 will have their end of the year party on Wednesday.  Remember that Water Day is Thursday; if you can help out it is not too late to let your child’s teachers know.  Friday will be the last day of this school year and the students at PCS should be picked up at 11:30.

Yearbooks will be distributed next week and there are a few extras for sale.  They are $22.00 and if you are interested you can see Connie or Kay in the front office. There are only a few, so it will be first come, first served!

Look for report cards; they will come home with your child this year on Friday, the last day of school.


DCS 5th/6th



Students should feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. We wrapped up the final portion of this year’s SWO project Friday. Teachers were particularly impressed by many of the fifth grade interviewees who demonstrated preparedness, maturity, and confidence. They set the bar quite high for next year!

Green Year Party:

Students who maintained an all green agenda this year will be celebrating in Lincoln Park next week. They may bring swimwear or a change of clothing if they would like to get wet in the park’s fountain. Children who are invited must submit a permission slip in order to attend.

Water Day:

Celebrating the year with students on the last day of school is a blast. We appreciate your contributions to making our celebration special. The donations we received for Water Day are very much appreciated! We are in need of chaperones for the event. If you are interested volunteering as a chaperone please e-mail Ms. Pelaez (

Washington D.C. Trip – We are still accepting sign ups for the Washington D.C. trip which will take place April 7-11, 2015. All seventh and eighth graders next year are invited. You can sign up at or call 1-800-468-5899. Discovery’s trip ID # 103041.

PHSA 7th and 8th


We are down to the final week.  It is time to reap the rewards for such hard working students this year!  We have a lot of great activities planned and teachers are looking forward to having fun this last week.

Friday, June 20th
Cosmic Bowling  10 PM – Midnight

Monday, June 23rd
Promotion practice starts  8:15 AM
Yearbook signing during electives..out on the field.  If you purchased a yearbook they will be passed out during lunch.  We will have a few extras if anyone wants to buy one on Monday.  First come, first serve.  They are $39 for a book.

Tuesday, June 24th
Promotion practice  8:15 AM
Afternoon at the park  1:45 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 25th
8th graders vs staff basket ball game  during electives

Thursday, June 26th
Promotion practice 8:15
Promotion 7 PM…students in gym by 6:30 PM

Friday, June 27th
Great America for 8th graders
Water Day for 7th graders…….12 noon dismissal


Washington D.C. Trip – We are still accepting sign ups for the Washington D.C. trip which will take place April 7-11, 2015. All seventh and eighth graders next year are invited. You can sign up at or call 1-800-468-5899. Discovery’s trip ID # 103041.



Counseling/Guidance Department News:


2014-2015 Class Schedules: Class schedules for next year will be distributed this Tuesday, June 24th during break and after school. Students must submit their updated emergency form in order to receive their schedule. Emergency forms were mailed home with report cards last week.

****Please note that our classes are extremely full for next year.  Class schedule changes will be extremely limited, therefore, there will not be schedule changes unless an error in scheduling has been made.  Elective requests, teacher requests, and period requests will not be approved.  We appreciate your patience as we gear up for a busy school year!



*****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.




Delta College Info

Last day to submit the Delta College Early Start form for Fall 2013 classes was Friday, June 20th.

Students will be registering for their classes on the last day of priority registration which is July 17th.

If a class is full, students need to register for another class and notify the counseling office when school resumes in August. Every student who has been approved to take college classes has received their College Early Start form.  Please keep this form for your records in the event a hold is on your student account when registering for classes.


Students seeking tuition reimbursement from Spring semester classes should be turning in their reimbursement request form with proof of grade and payment for Delta College classes attended.  Forms can be downloaded from the Counseling/Guidance website at


Community Service


Summer break is a great time for returning students to earn community service hours.  Please inquire with some local non-profit organizations in our community to see if there is a need for volunteers.

Hours worked this summer can be turned in when the new school year starts on August 5th .


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
Mountain House Flag Football We need 1 novice head coach (if your son is 4-7)We also need 1 varsity head coach (if your son is 11-14)Please let me know ASAP. 

We need as many cheer assistant coaches as we can get (high school kids ok)

Without more coaches, we will only have 11 cheer spots left.


  Assisting with Coaching Andy Su





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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