TLC Weekly Newsletter for the week of November 17th, 2014….

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

Nov. 21, 2014                                                                                                             No.16

Virginia’s Voice

It is the time of the year that most of the staff is very grateful for the Thanksgiving Break.  It is a long time to teach from August to the end of November.  It is the start of the school year and there are many things to organize and prepare for the extra-long school year and day that Tracy Learning Center provides.  We have been in school for 16 weeks: 4 months.  We are grateful for the break.  BUT we are also grateful for:

Dedicated hard working teachers who really care about the children they teach

Teachers who help one another and give support to those learning how to teach

First year teachers who recognize how hard it is to teach at a school without textbooks and who expect high standards and for trying even when they realize how really hard it is to be outstanding

Parents who come to conferences and support their child at home

Parents who check Aeries for grades on a regular basis

Parents who meet with teachers if they have concerns

Students who always give their best and try to improve

Students who make the honor roll and know how important school is for their future

Students who are respectful and kind to one another.

The staff is very grateful we have the parents and students we have at TLC.  Together we believe we have created a very wonderful learning place for all.

Misc. Announcements


Christmas Toy Drive Sponsored by MHS Student Body and Low Creations Car Club


When – Sat, Dec. 6, 2014 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where – West Valley Mall Target Parking Lot

Please bring unwrapped toys, all donations welcome!

All proceeds go to the Brighter Christmas!

Monetary donation along with unwrapped toys can be dropped in the front office anytime between Dec. 1 and 5th. We will be having a raffle so business contributions, gift cards or services would be awesome for Raffel Prizes.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Dismissal Car Line

Please do not block the parking lot entrances during dismissal time. Staff and visitors need to be able to enter our front parking lot and high school parking lots at this time and many times it is completely blocked not allowing cars to enter.




WOW!!!  Thank you to everyone who came out to participate for Big Cookie Thursday!  It was a huge success, more so than we ever expected!  Next week we will be back and fully stocked with more delicious cookies.  Our sincerest apologies if we ran out of cookies before you had a chance to get yours.  Please come back on Thursday, October 30th to buy more cookies from our PCS student council!

Jackets and Coats

Our lost and found is piling up and will be soon taken to the needy. It is so important for outer clothing to be labeled so that items can be returned to their rightful owners.

Easy Fundraiser

We have partnered with eCycle Group to run a Recycling Fundraiser! The program runs year-round, accumulating constant income for our efforts.  But we won’t get far without your support.  How can you help? Instead of throwing away empty original printer cartridges and used cell phones please send them to us.  We’ll take it from there.  You can drop off your original cartridges and cell phones with Connie in the office.

Thank you for your support!

Entire Thanksgiving Week Nov. 24-28 School Break

Winter Break begins Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 and all students return to school on Mon. Jan. 5, 2015

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Dec. 1 – 5

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitoes

Wed  – Beef or Bean Nachos

Thurs. – Beef Lasagna

Fri. –  Chicken Patti Sandwich

Primary Charter  

Primary parents:  We are selling new spirit wear until December 1st.  The new shirts come in adult sizes too!

We are also having a See’s candy fundraiser!  Please see the information in the green folders today.

Thank you to all the Primary parents who donated treats or their valuable time to make our last day before Thanksgiving break a very special day!  Primary classes enjoyed feasts and pie parties!  Classes enjoyed Thanksgiving themed activities and centers and we all earned a well-deserved break!  Enjoy the week off…see you December 1st!


DCS 5th/6th



DCS Charter Chatter:

Star Student:

Congratulations to Angelica Ornelas for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of November 17h. Angelica always works hard and is kind and helpful to all those around her!!!


We had a great turn out for Parent Conferences. If you were unable to attend your child’s report card will be mailed to you on Friday.

Science News:

Teams are working hard to get ready for the Science Olympiad.

Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace was completely blown away by how creatively the students presented their Edible Colony projects. Here are just a few:

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Final Fundraiser before Science Camp:

The Turkey Trot fundraiser money is due back to school by Monday, December 1st

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!!!!

PHSA 7th and 8th

Thank you to the parents who attended Report Card Night on Tuesday.  We were pleased you had a chance to meet with teachers and to become better acquainted with our new staff.

The students have responded well to the new schedule and to the rules for Oranges.  We are happy to report a significant change in behavior in all classrooms and a more serious approach to learning.

Thank you to all the students who earned honor roll for first trimester and congratulations to the 85% of our students who passed the first Trimester SWO.  Only three did not turn one in and only 15% have to make some changes to pass.  The grade will remain, but the clearance for promotion will be made when a student who did not pass resubmits his or her SWO to the teacher who graded the SWO and when it passes.

We are very grateful for your support and encouragement of our newly formed staff at PHSA.



MHS Charter Chatter November 21, 2014

UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University Filed Trip

50 Millennium High School students’ visited UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University on Thursday, November 20th.  The students on the field trip were able to tour both campus and get a peek into what campus life is like at each school.

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Friday, December 5th is the last day for students to turn in their CES forms for registration approval.

College Early Start Program – Spring Enrollment for Delta

Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2014 semester need to carefully read the important steps listed on the website at Please remember that students participating in the College Early Start program must follow dates and deadlines and receive prior approval to take college classes while attending high school.  TLC provides reimbursement for tuition for those who have prior approval to take specific classes with proof of payment and a successful course completion with a grade of “C” or better.  Textbooks and additional fees are not reimbursable.

Letter to Parents:

Check List:

Dates and Deadlines:

Senior Info

Congratulations! to the following students who have received early admissions to the following schools:

University of the Pacific

Matthew Leal

Regent Scholarship $10,000

Dean’s Scholarship $2,500

Renewable for all four years

College bound seniors have been applying to colleges and universities. The deadline to apply to CSU and UC’s is fast approaching on November 30th.  Most colleges will be notifying applicants the status of their admission in early Spring by either mail or online via a student portal on the individual college web site.  We anticipate hearing about the acceptance letters.  All students accepted to a college or university should let the Counselors know as soon as they are notified.  Best of luck to all of those who applied!

Attention Seniors!! If you have not already taken your Senior Picture at the Photographic Art Studio please do so as soon as possible. This is one more item to check off on your to do list for graduation. Please call 209-830-8830 to set up your appointment.

Important Date Change!!! Save the Date for December 18th at 6pm for MHS’ Financial Aid Information Night. Important topics will be covered such as the types of financial aid available for college and application deadlines will be discussed. Reminder postcards will be mailed soon.

Senior Spring Internships

Spring semester interns have been busily selecting and preparing for their interviews for potential internships that will begin next semester. Students will begin interviewing next week and will continue to interview over the next few weeks. Once the interviews are complete parents will be notified of their student’s placement.


Open Lab for College Application Assistance

Every Tuesday and Thursday there is an open lab for students seeking help with the college applications and/or any other college related guidance.  The computer lab will be in the Counseling Office during lunch from 12:10pm – 12:50pm.

Counselors are still taking individual appointments with students to assist in guiding them through the college application process.


Other News

COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 20th – February 20th, 2015. Dates for the program are late June to Early- August. For more information please visit

San Joaquin Delta College Engineering Departments 28th Annual Engineering and Technology Day

The 28th Annual Engineering and Technology Day at Delta College will take place on Friday, February 6th, 2015from 8:30am-3:00pm. The day’s activities will include Drafting Contest, Eggs Launcher Design and Competition, a robotics/electrions demonstration and a Career Orientation Seminar and an Awards Ceremony. For more information please visit the counseling office or 209-954-5285.

Sow A Seed Community Foundation’s annual Boys-to-Men Conference is back!

The conference, which is entitled “Born to Win: Know Yourself. Know your worth. Live your best!” is sponsored by Sow A Seed Community Foundation and co-sponsored by Kimball High School.  The primary goal of the event is to help young men identity some tools and resources that will help them achieve success in all areas of their life.  They will also learn career options and ways to avoid common social pit falls that lead to peer-pressure, poor academic achievement and/or unhealthy relationships and affiliations. Registrations can be faxed to 209-740-4047 or you may register online at . For More Information or questions please contact 209-229-4559.