TLC Charter Chatter for the week of May 11th 2015…

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

May 15, 2015                                                                                                   No.36

Virginia Voice

So many great things happened this week.  It was the final week of regular classes for the high school.  With that came the Awards Ceremony.  I am always in awe as to the scholarships and awards our seniors receive.  Did you know that this year, 49% of the senior class went to college while still in high school and received an average of 13 college credits.  Two students received over thirty college credits. One of those seniors will be starting college as a sophomore.  I am very proud of the work of our senior class.

This was also the week that we learned that the Tracy Unified School Board approved upgrading our school facilities with funds that add up to 30.5 million dollars.  This will renovate the main building and remove portables from our site.  The completion date will be here before we know it, but don’t expect completion until 2019.  It is so wonderful to think about the new facilities.  We are very grateful.  The 30.5 million is bond money and the addition of a grant we received for 5 million for the high school.  We are pleased that we were able to acquire a grant to help with this project.  In addition to thanking the TUSD school board, we are grateful to the citizens of Tracy who voted for the bond measure.

Misc. Announcements

 

Congratulations

We are very proud of all the students who recently entered the Tracy press Essay Contest. Several of these students were winners!

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1 – 3rd Grade Winners

      Adrienne Delucchi 3rd Place

 

4 – 6th Grade Winners

      Ashleigh Garcia 2nd Place

      Bianca Vilaflor 3rd Place

 

10 – 12th Grade Winners

       Joyce Zamorano 1st Place

       Deanna Fong 2nd Place

 

We are so proud of each of you!

 

 

 

PCS Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

All picture packets with payments and/or returned pictures should have been returned by now. If you have not returned these to the office please do so immediately.

Next Holiday

Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day

Last Day of School is Friday, June 26

Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 26, 2015. Dismissal times will be:

PCS –   12:00 noon

DCS –  11:30 am

MHS – 12:30 pm

Lunch will NOT be served this day.

Dismissal times are staggered to help with car-line traffic.

 

 

Additional T- K Information for our Upcoming School Year

 

Transitional Kindergarten with Breakfast AND Snack Club 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Cost:  $0 for Academic Schedule

Cost : $200.00 for Breakfast and Snack Club

  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Snack Club is available for $200.00/Month, additional siblings add $50.00/child per month
  • Born between September2 and December 2
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  May 18 – May 22

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Beef Enchiladas

Wed  – Chicken Nugget Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Lasagna

Fri. –  Beef or Vegi Burger

Primary Charter

This week in Initial Phase, we have been talking a lot about our upcoming Jog-a-Thon.  Students have been practicing how to walk laps at P.E. and they are excited!  Remember, pledges are due on Tuesday, May 12th. Thank you to those families who have donated time to this event.  Furthermore, students have been working on demonstrating our monthly SWO, Productive Worker.  So many have earned a Productive Worker bracelet and many more are on their way.  We have even seen students with a rainbow bracelet!  What an accomplishment!  Ask your student what they can do to earn their Productive Worker bracelet.

Phase 1 worked so hard this week on their math assessments. The teachers are so proud of all they have learned thus far this school year. We really do have some great mathematicians! Next week we will assess the students on all they have learned this year in Language Arts. Testing will take place during our regular LA center time and LA centers will be done during our Science/Social Studies time. These assessments will help the teachers place the students in their classrooms for next year.

This week in Phase 2, P3 finished up state testing.  They worked very hard every day and we are proud of their perseverance.  It is a long test and they gave it their all!  Next week P6 will be testing.  Please remember not to schedule appointments before 1:00 during testing.  Thank you!

Please remember that Jog-a-Thon money is due Tuesday!  Thank you!

Discovery Charter

TDAP Vaccine

A required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine. All students entering 7th – 12th grades in the coming school year must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th – 11th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school this school in the coming year.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up to date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

PHSA 7th and 8th

The 8th grade class of PHSA would like to thank Love Bugs Childcare and Preschool for sponsoring the photo booth for their night at Cosmic Bowling.

 

 

MHS

MHS Charter Chatter May 15, 2015

MHS FINALS Schedule 2015

MONDAY MAY 18th

8:05 – 10:05      (Per. 1 Review)

10:05-11:50       (Per 1 Final)

LUNCH             (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55        (Per. 2 Review)

2:00 – 3:55        (Per. 2 Final)

WEDNESDAY MAY 20th

8:05 – 10:05    (Per. 6 Review)

10:10 –11:55   (Per. 6 Final)

LUNCH           (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55      (Per. 7 Review)

2:00 – 3:55      (Per. 7 Final)

TUESDAY MAY 19th

8:05 – 10:05      (Per. 3 Review)

10:05-11:50       (Per. 3 Final)

LUNCH             (11:50-1:00)

1:00 – 1:55        (Per. 4 Review)

2:00 – 3:55        (Per. 4 Final)

THURSDAY MAY 21st

8:05 – 10:05    (Per. 8 Review)

10:10 –11:50   (Per. 8 Final)

EARLY RELEASE

FRIDAY – FAST TRACK BEGINS

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The MHS Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 13th at 9:00am. Twenty local organizations gave 30 scholarships to our deserving Millennium Seniors totaling $31,600 in scholarships. To date, 48% of the students in the class of 2015 have completed a total average of 13 college credits through our College Early Start program.  Serena Cho and Ajay Chilukuri completed an impressive 38 college units and will be entering their 4 year universities with sophomore standing. The average number of community service hours for the Senior Class was 257 with 27% of these seniors earning 250 hours or more. This is the first year that Millennium High School has participated in the Breakfast Lions Club Community Service Block Letter program. Three of our students were honored with this recognition. There were multiple departmental awards given out as well as the students earning the most point for their nest: Amur Nest: Michael Balogh, Peregrine Nest: Steven Blackwell, Kestrel Nest: Tatianna Barney, and Sake Nest: Priscilla Cifra. Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Community Service

Grand Foundation Opportunity– The Grand Foundation is a non-profit partner of the Grand Theatre has an ongoing community service opportunity that needs to be filled immediately. Job duties include typing accuracy for data entry, research to collect data from the Internet, telephone and other miscellaneous office work. Students who are interested in marketing, promoting, advertising and communication through social media are ideal. Time needed is a minimum of 4 hours per week but not to exceed 8 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office for more information.

Tracy Historical Museum Tracy Press Photo Project The Tracy Historical Museum has an ongoing community service opportunity. This project is ideal for any student who is interested in photography, digital artwork, computers and tech. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and must be able to commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. The project will included converting negative film into digital files, cataloging the photos, color correcting and digitally editing photos in photoshop. No experience necessary. All volunteers will be taught how to use the equipment and programs. If interested please contact Ms. Arganbright in the counseling office or stop by the Tracy Historical Museum on Saturday.

T & J Tutoring

T & J Tutoring is in need of tutors. They cover all subjects grades K-12 and are open form 4-8pm Monday through Friday. Please call 209-914-5800 for more information.

Senior Info

The Senior Breakfast took place today at Golden Corral. The Seniors had a great time.

Monday and Tuesday is the Senior “Grad Nite” Disneyland trip.

Friday, at 2:30pm the seniors will have their run through for graduation at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center.

Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am our Senior class of 2015 will have their commencement ceremony.