TLC Newsletter for the week of AUGUST 17TH 2016…


Aug. 21, 2015                                                                                          Vol. 3 No.3
Virginia’s Voice

You may have noticed we have updated our TLC logo.  The new design is thanks to the artistic talents of Stephanie Arganbright .  The logo puts all of the expanded pieces of our educational program together.

Purple in the center represents our latest addition: Pre School which will open September 2 for children ages 3 and 4.

Blue is our Primary Charter which has added our new Transitional Kindergarten program.

Red is our Discovery Charter which houses grades 5 through 8 with an emphasis on preparing students for high school.

Black is our Millennium High School and the home of the Falcons.  It not only prepares students for college and life but it offers a full comprehensive high school program and opportunities to begin college before ending high school.

The entire logo is wrapped in gold which is the second color for each of the schools.  The thread that ties all of the schools together is gold.  And yes, we are the golden opportunity for students who chose to learn in our schools.  We are very proud of our excellence and our dedication to student success.

Misc. Announcements


Discovery Car-line

We have had some real problems this week with DCS students going to buy snacks either from the cafeteria or from the street venders so when their parent pulls up their child is nowhere to be found. This creates a halt in pickups and car line backs way up. If your student is buying food afterschool please make sure you have communicated with him/her and make a plan that will not cause this car line back up. These students should be given walking forms so they can meet their parent somewhere rather than car line.


Please remember all medications which had been kept in the office at the end of the school year have been discarded. Any students who need to take medication in the office must bring in their medication in its original box along with the MD’s written authorization form. Students may never carry medication on them.

Parent Volunteers

Any parents who plan on volunteering this year must bring in their appropriate paperwork including a cleared TB Test which is good for 4 years and give it to Kay Fagundes. These forms are available in the front waiting area.


PCS, DCS and DHSP students must turn in a walking form in order to walk away from campus and must walk to a “designated spot” away from the school so as not due bog down traffic coming and leaving the car lines. The exception to this is students from PCS who wait in front on the school in the bark area quietly waiting for their older sibling(s) to pick them up.

Late Pick Ups

PCS students who are not picked up by 3:50pm will be taken to P5 and will be supervised by Mrs. Null. There will be a $5 fee for these late students per occurrence. All students must be picked up by 4:30pm and parents must sign to pick their student up. If possible, please notify the office when you are running late and/or you are sending someone else to pick your child up.   This new plan is for your child’s safety and supervision and must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

PCS Students may not return to the campus or roam around campus after they have been picked up.

Golf tourney flyer CC Chili's fundraiser flyer

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week  Aug. 24 – Aug. 28

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquito Tuesday

Wed  –  Chicken Patty Wednesday

Thurs. – Beef or Cheese Lasagna

Fri. –  Beef Hot Dog

Primary Charter

In Initial Phase this week, students have dove into curriculum with both feet!  The teachers are amazed and how far they have come in such a short amount of time.  Remember, to send students with a labeled water bottle and a healthy lunch.  Ensure that students have protein, vegetables, and fruit to choose from.  Make lunch time fun and let your student choose what healthy foods they want in their lunch.

This week, Phase 1 students enjoyed a “Blast from the Past!”  In social studies they learned about how many things have changed over time.  Technology, transportation, and even games are continually changing and improving. In Writer’s Workshop, students are really getting into writing super sentences and exploring their creativity.  In Math, students have started using technology to learn!  Look for information in your student’s folder regarding IXL and how to access it from home.  We are so close to our first Treasure Party!  They have been working hard at following classroom rules and procedures.  Please make sure to send your student with a water bottle every day labeled with their name.  Have a great weekend!

Phase 2 students had a great week.  We are enjoying the books we’re reading in language arts.  Did you know that the books we read in language arts are aligned to our science and social studies standards?  This allows students to learn these concepts in multiple ways and through various methods.   We will be animal and habitat experts very soon!  Phase 2 students are also hard at work in math…please practice those math facts every night!  When students know math facts fluently with speed and accuracy, they are able to better complete more complex problems such as long division and multiplication.

Important Picture Day Information

Please forward this to parents.

Primary Charter School
Picture Day: Wednesday, August 26
Picture Day ID: CR015807Q0

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 26. 

Be prepared by ordering online at

  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
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Drop Offs and Pick-Ups

We have had several calls about unsafe driving during morning drop off and pickups. These callers have said drivers have been rude, cutting them off and basically risking students’ lives with very unsafe driving. Please slow down, be courteous and make safety your number one responsibility.

   Discovery Charter

For DCS and DHSP Students

Important Picture Day Information

Please forward this to parents.

Discovery Charter
Picture Day: Wednesday, August 26
Picture Day ID: CR015790Q0

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 26. 

Be prepared by ordering online at

  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
  • See more optionsavailable online
  • Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site

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Students are transitioning well, responding to questions, and staying on green.  On Wednesday, grades were placed in student agendas. Grades will be updated every-other-Wednesday for the remainder of the year.  You also have availability to student grades via Parent Connect.

DCS SCHOOL WIDE FUNDRAISER – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th.  Kona Ice will be on campus on Wednesday, August 26th from 3:00 – 5:00. Students may purchase a Kona Ice for $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, or $5.00.  Kona Ice offers several flavors, and is a great way to cool off.  Follow the signs to purchase your Kona OR send money with your child and they can purchase their Kona Ice before you pick them up.


SPELLING BEE: DCS is excited to participate in the 2015 Spelling Bee.  A Spelling Bee meeting will be scheduled, and information about the Spelling Bee will be handed out at that time. Look for Spelling Bee information next week!

UNITY CHALLENGE: DEDICATED DCS STUDENTS were asked to take part in our Leadership Challenge.  The challenge included six students who have stayed on green, completed all of their homework, and have shown leadership qualities. Today at unity, they participated in a popcorn relay that was filled with speed, skill, applause, and laughter.

TALENT AUDTIONS: Students are encouraged to audition for Unity’s Funky Friday.  Ms. T said, “There are so many talented students in DCS. I am excited to show that talent off!”  Any student wanting to show off their talent can sign up in Ms. T’s room.

DCS teachers welcome parent communication, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!

Ms. Rodieck –; Ms. Pelaez –; Mrs. Beckner –

Mrs. Hawkins –; Ms. Zaca –; Ms. Takeuchi –


DHSP Charter Chatter:


The First set of Den Points is Out:


Siberian leads with 7,550 positive points

Sumatran is 2nd with 7,470 positive points

Followed by Malayan with 7,210

Bring up the rear, but trying hard, Bengal with 6,020


Top Highest Points by Den:

  1. Cierra Lovelace (Siberian Den): 375 points
  2. Mysha Mamsa (Sumatran Den)a: 335 points
  3. Jovanni Breda-Green (Malayan Den): 250 points
  4. Sidney Riddle (Bengal Den): 245 points

The atmosphere in 7/8 is one of positive excitement and anticipation for what each day brings!! What a great environment!

The math classes are wrapping up their unit of review, so start expecting a jump in the rigor across all classes.

Language Arts is just amazing! Watching students as they are grasping complex concepts is fascinating!

Mr. Compton’s science classes are reviewing all safety procedures as they prepare to begin labs in the class. Exciting Stuff!!

In Social Studies, Mrs. Wallace is having the students write and present their own lesson plans using Driving Questions as they learn how to engage the class in discussion. She is thrilled with the results so far!

Hard work happening in DHSP:


If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace at

Saturday School is this Saturday, 7:55 – 11:30. Arrive on time! Mrs. Wallace will be waiting at the main gate to welcome those attending.

Thank you to all who have donated tissues, paper towels, germ-X, and wipes. We could still use lots more 1

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!!




Charter Chatter August 21, 2015


Community Service

The community service board in the Counseling Office is updated on a weekly basis. There are lots of new activities.  Please stop by the counseling office or check the website for updates.  Please visit to view the current opportunities being offered.

Community Services hours are now available to view on Aeries. They are located in the 0 period class. Please not this is not a “real subject matter” class but purely a way for you to view and keep track of your Community Service hours. Please note Community Service hours will be updated weekly by the end of day Friday.



Senior Info

Coming soon! Be on the look out for your Senior information packets with important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines.  Information will also be available on our website at

***Please note that the Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 10:00am at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Only 10 Tickets will be given to each student)***


Homework Support

The homework support room is open Monday-Wednesday from 4:05 PM-4:45 PM in room M-2. All students are welcome to come for educational tutoring and support.

Tutors wanted!!!

If you are interested in tutoring on campus please stop by the counseling office for an application.

Give Every Child A Chance – Tutors Wanted!!!

Give Every Child A Chance is a tutoring/mentoring program that needs volunteer tutors!  If you are interested in tutoring 7th-12th grade students here at Tracy Learning Center for two community service hours a week (which can go toward a block letter!).

Other News

Fall Spirit Week Aug. 24 – 28

Monday – Extreme Power Nap day (pajamas)

Tuesday – Extreme Nerd Day

Wednesday – Extreme Sports Day

Thursday – Extreme Nest Day (Nest Colors)

Friday – Extreme Falcon Black and Gold Day

Fall Sports Rally – The Fall Sports Rally will be held next Friday, August 29th during lunch.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference – Young Women Grades 6th – 12th

Expanding Your Horizons is a career conference for 6th-12th grade young women. This event will be held on October 10, 2015 at the University of the Pacific, Stockton Campus. For more information or to register for the event please visit

Firefighter Career Expos

In keeping with their mission to recruit, retain and promote more women to the Fire Service, the California Fire Fighter Joint apprenticeship Committee and its Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service encourage interested middle school and high school students to attend an expo in September. Dates and locations are as followed:

Saturday, September 12th from 10am-1pm at 526 Commerce Way Livermore, CA 94551

For more information please visit their website at: