TLC Newsletter for the week of June 1st 2015…..

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the Tracy Learning Center

June 5, 2015                                                                                        No.39

Virginia Stewart

We are down to just a couple more weeks of school and students are still very busy completing projects, finishing Fast Track, preparing for promotions and moving up a grade next year. Our staff is working hard completing enrollment for next year and are already getting exciting about incoming classes.

I would like to take this time to especially thank the parents, staff and students for another successful year at the Tracy Learning Center.  It has been a good year.  Next Friday, June 12, 2015, our PCS Student Council along with the PCS students and staff will be hosting a “Volunteer Appreciation Unity”     and light breakfast snacks will be served. If you have volunteered this year it would be our pleasure to have you present at this event.

Misc. Announcements


Please join us on Thursday, June 11th for Primary’s final

Final Big Cookie Thursday!!!

Cookies will be on sale for $.50  each after school during carline.

Thank you for supporting our PCS Student Council throughout the year!

Mrs. King’s Retirement


PLEASE SAVE THE DATE…. Saturday June 20th – 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Tracy Transit Station we are going to celebrate an amazing teacher.

Mrs. Leslie King is retiring this year after an amazing commitment to teaching so many students.

We will be having an Open House with food and drinks in her honor to celebrate and share many stories together.

If you have any questions, stories or pictures that you would like to share please call Donna Baker (209) 832-1940 or

Thanks a bunch!

End of the year Box Top contest!!!!!

The contest will run through June 11th.  The classroom who brings in the largest number of Box Tops will win a special treat


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

Tracy Learning Center is still accepting applications for Transitional Kindergarten 5 years old. Applications can be picked up in the front office or at

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  June 8 – June 12

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Wraps

Wed  – Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Chicken Corn Dogs

Fri. –  Beef or Veggie Burger

Primary Charter

Spring Music Performances by selected Primary Classes!!


Thursday, June 11th


The following classes will be performing in their rooms at these times only.  These are their regular music elective times.

10:40   P6  3rd grade

11:15   P6 4th grade

12:30   P2  Kindergarten

2:00   P8  2nd grade

2:30  P8  1st grade

Dear Primary Parents:

The students and I would love to have you join us during one of these exciting times!  The students have been working very hard learning some fun songs to present to you.

We are looking forward to performing for you!

We hope to see you next Thursday.

Mrs. Watson

TLC Primary Music Teacher

This week in Initial Phase students have continued impressing teacher with focus, motivation, and work ethic.  They are eager to do their work and always try their best.  Wow!  As this school year comes to a close, Primary has many activities packed into June:

June 12: Parent Volunteer Breakfast

June 16: Sneak Peak

June 18:  Evening of Excellence

June 24:  Walking Field trip to Lincoln Park for Final Phase

June 25: Field Day

June 26: Last Day- Early dismissal 12:00

Phase 1 students have been working very hard on their science experiments.  We can’t wait for them to share their work in class next week.  P1 had a special visit from some high school science teachers who did some amazing experiments with vacuums, marshmallow, and liquid nitrogen!  Thank you to Mr. Robinson and Mr. Snell.  Both P1 and P8 are looking forward to our field trip next Tuesday, June 9th. We are also excited for our Evening of Excellence, Thursday June 18 from 6-7.  As the year comes to an end, remember….our learning does not.  Please encourage your child to read, read, read!  Look into to the community events and find fun activities to keep their minds active!!!

Phase 2 students have been hard at work on their Gold Rush presentations!  They are going to be teaching the 1st and 2nd graders all about this important time in California history!  We are excited about the creativity and hard work we are seeing.  We are so fortunate that we have the month of June to add enrichment activities like this to our curriculum.

On the 16th, we will have Sneak Peek! 4th graders will get to learn all about 5th grade and our 3rd graders will meet some of their new classmates for next year.  Wednesday the 17th is the Phase 2 field trip to Columbia!  If you are a parent who got picked to chaperone, please make sure you are cleared in the office first.  Thank you!

Discovery Charter

TDAP Vaccine – Currently, we still have about 40 students who have not turned in their TDAPs

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.

DCS Charter Chatter:

Star Student:

Congratulations to Manreet Atwal for receiving the Star Student Award for the Week of June 8th, 2015. Manreet always works hard and is helpful and kind to all those around her. The teachers appreciate her willingness to lend a hand whenever one is needed.


Incoming 5th grade parent meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday, June 16th in M1 from 5:15 – 6:15pm.

6th graders going to 7th grade meeting is scheduled for

Monday, June 15th in the Gym from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Please send any donations for the end of the year Field Day

To either Ms. Pelaez, or Ms. Takeuchi anytime between now and the last day of school.

Have a great weekend !!!


Promotional forms went home for 8th graders.  This includes information about activities, promotion night and other details.  If you did not get a copy, please see Kay in the front office)


MHS Charter Chatter June 5, 2015


Congratulations to our 11 students who earned a perfect score on at least one of the CA High School Exit Exams. Below is a list of those students.

Camille Maraj
Maha Siddiqui
Sydney Williams
Savanna Guertin
Joyce Zamorano Sanchez
Samuel Zelalem
Sierra Norvell
Ian Balogh
Joseph Di Geronimo
Michael Rhine
Sierra Brown


Fast Track

Fast Track began Friday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 26th. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 7:55am with classes ending at 12:30pm.   Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.

***Attendance Policy reminder: 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. Any combination of tardies or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  For this reason, please make sure your student comes to school daily and on time. We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.


Delta College Info

The application and registration process to apply for Fall 2015 Delta College classes has began. Students who are required or interested in enrolling in classes for the Fall must begin the application process immediately. Please remember that for students to be approved to enroll in college classes while in high school, students must successfully meet deadlines, follow instructions for applying, and have a good current academic record of 3.0 or better.  For more information, parents can visit the Counseling/Guidance home page of the and click on College Early Start link on the left side of the screen.

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 website at

Community Service

Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2014-2015 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 26th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes


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.

Tracy Branch Library academic programs taking place this summer