TLC Newsletter for the week ofFeb 29th 2016

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




March 4, 2016                                                                                       No.28

Virginia’s Voice


Virginia’s Voice

We are very pleased with the work Mrs. Beringer did this last month, processing applications for enrollment.  February is a very busy month.  I would like to let you know the results of our February enrollment.

We have openings remaining in the Pre-School for August.  This program is for students ages 2.5 to 4.

We received 178 applications for Kindergarten.  Unfortunately we can only take 66 students.  Since Transitional Kindergarten is now part of the Primary program, they have first priority for Kindergarten.  There are 33 of these students.  Siblings are next in priority and we had 33.  That unfortunately filled Kindergarten.  We did have a public lottery for the first 25 spots on the waiting list.  We are so sorry we cannot take more children.  We are limited by the space we have available and the charter we have with the Tracy Unified District.  We are not allowed to expand.  There are 112 on the Kindergarten waiting list.

Transitonal Kindergarten received 23 applications.  All were accepted for enrollment and there are 10 openings left.

140 letters were sent confirming enrollment into the high school for our Freshmen class. If all accept and take the placement test, we will begin a waiting list for Millennium.

30 students were called from the waiting list to enter fifth grade next year.  Many have been on the waiting list for four years and were excited to be called.  (This occurred because we have thirty more spaces in fifth grade then we do in fourth.)

Please know, we appreciate all of your interest in our schools and the wonderful things many of you share about your schools with your friends.  Word of mouth from our families is our best advertisement.


Misc. Announcements

MHS Yard Sale

The Senior class is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Senior gift.  If you have any items you would like to donate to help raise money, please let me know and I can send a kid down to pick up your items.


Thanks so much for your support!




Primary charter is currently planning our 2nd annual Jog-a-thon. Last year was a huge success and our students continue to wear their shirts with pride. If you are interested in sponsoring our event or would like more information about sponsoring please email Coach KV at We thank you in advance!!!





PCS Spring and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures

Picture Day for PCS and 8th Grade only will be on April 8, 2016. Photo information will be sent home several weeks prior.


Next Holidays Spring Break

March 21 – April 3, 2016, returning to school Monday, April 4, 2016



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week March 7 -11

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquito

Wed  – Beef Hot Dog or Chili Dog

Thurs. – Beef or Bean Nachos

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti






Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner!  Please turn in your conference sheets as soon as possible.  We are looking forward to sitting down with you and discussing your child’s progress!
Science was exciting this week as we continued our partnership with MHS and their super scientists!  Our TK students loved exploring density, learning about oxygen, and seeing the results of common objects placed into liquid nitrogen.
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Primary Charter

Initial Phase

This week was filled with so much rhyming fun!  Dr. Seuss’ birthday was packed with writing, reading, rhyming, and identifying rhyming words.  Students enjoyed reading with a buddy in the sunshine and have asked to do it again!
Our new SWO this month is Proud Individual.  As you are reading, practicing sight words and spelling words, and practicing math facts talk to your student about the importance of trying their best, producing neat work, and pride with their finished product.
We practice this everyday in P-6 and with your collaboration at home, we are sure to produce many proud individuals!

Phase One

Phase 1 students had a lot of fun in Science learning more about weather and the water cycle.  They learned about why there are different seasons and even that clouds have different names.  In Writer’s Workshop, students are using their creative skills to write persuasive letters.  We are learning there are lots of reasons to have a pet!  We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by doing some fun activities. We got to read books with reading buddies from a different classroom. We have fun in our pajamas talking about the different books and about lessons that we learned.  We agree that Dr. Seuss was an excellent author. Parent –Teacher conferences will be coming up soon.  Please check your student’s folder for your appointment times.  Have a great weekend.


Phase Two

Last Friday, Mrs. Doss’ language arts groups put on a mini wax-museum. They did a wonderful job dressing up and role playing various heroes from the past, such as Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Sandra Day O’Connor, Rosa Parks, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, and John Muir.  We applaud their effort, they worked hard and it paid off–we all learned a lot about each hero!




Discovery Charter


TDAP Vaccine

Just a reminder it is the law that all incoming 7th graders provide proof of receiving his/her TDAP Vaccine. Please get a jump on this and take your 6th grader in ASAP for this mandatory vaccine.


THANK YOU MR. SETHI and SCIENCE OLYMPIAD STUDENTS!!!! Students launched rockets during unity on Tuesday.  They were so excited to see the rockets launch.  Thank you Mr. Sethi and Science Olympiad students for performing excellent science in front of our very eyes.


CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: Do not forget about our fieldtrip: Ms. Rodieck, Ms. Pelaez, and Mrs. Beckner’s classes 3/15/16 (along with the boy’s basketball team) AND Mrs. Hawkins, Ms. Zaca, and Ms. T’s classes 3/16/16 **All boys basketball players will attend the fieldtrip on Tuesday because they have a game on Wednesday the 16th).  If you have questions email Ms. Pelaez at or Mrs. Hawkins at


A treat from DHSP.  On Wednesday, dancers from DHSP entertained students during unity with their performance of an African Cultural dance. It was amazing. We were then invited to attend a presentation of “Africa at DHSP” on Wednesday and Friday. Colorful boards, great presentations, and an entertaining dance troupe amazed DCS students.  6th graders are very excited about what they saw and are excited to join DHSP next year as 7th graders.





WASHINGTON DC TRIP 2017 – for 6th grade students entering 7th in the 2016-17 school year. Students interested in the 2017 trip to Washington DC should attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:15 in Mrs. Wallace’s room, D10.  The meeting will explain everything about this very exciting and educational trip.



TOP 5 Point Earners from each Tiger Den….CONGRATULATIONS!!!


SIBERIAN: Austin Chen 445, Giovanni Amezquita 355, Mustafa Chaudhry 305, Camden Hatch 260, Emily Barrios 250, Lisette Ceja 250

SUMATRAN: Marianthe Tsirelas 305, Shakeeba Sajadi 295, Izabell Zepeda 265, Avneet Sidhu 260, and Emily Ng 255

MALAYAN: Ashleigh Garcia 350, Chilam Huynh 340, Aryam Asmellash 295, Diana Aguilar 285, Amrita Kaler 275

BENGALS: Billal Razaqi 515, Vernon Real 440, Bianca Villaflor 360, Carolina Loza 280, and Matthew Men 275








DHSP Charter Chatter:

It certainly was an exciting week!  The Dens are vying for their next big outing. This time around the Den with the most points over 36,000 will get to go to a Stockton Ports game in May. Right now Malayan Den is in the lead with 36,235 points.



Washington D.C. 2017!!! Start planning NOW!!!        




It’s time to start planning for next years DC trip. Students will visit the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum. What an opportunity to see our nations capital with classmates. It’s exciting to see how many students have already signed up for this great opportunity.

Sign up by 2/29/16 and save!! Check your envelope for details, or contact Mrs. Wallace at for assistance.


8th grade parent meeting:

There will be an 8th grade parent meeting in Mrs. Sierra’s room, D12 Tuesday, March 1st at 5:15 to go over end of the year activities for the current class of 8th graders.




This past week was all about stellar and galactic theory and classification of stars and galaxies.



Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is moving along well.  We are now anaylzing other author’s non fiction writing.  It is a skill needed for essays for SAT and PSAT.  We are just about finished with The Pearl and will be doing an exciting project after we are finished.  The students are learning about different genre’s of non fiction which is a significant part of advanced placement courses.  Finally I am enjoying debating the syntax of complex sentences when diagramming.  We have come a long way.

The SWO research paper has been a complex learning task.


Mrs. U’s Math Classes:

Intro: We are about to test on Unit 6, inequalities.

Algebra 1: We have been working on factoring special cases and trinomials.

Algebra 2: We are getting ready to take a midterm on Friday and we are in the middle of Unit 8.

Mrs. Dominguez’s Math classes:

Pre Algebra is beginning the unit 7 on inequalities

Algebra is working on unit 4 in our interactive notebooks

Geometry is unit 6 testing this week as well as studying and preparing for the Midterm on Friday.



Leadership had a wonderful performance this morning by Eva and Emma S.







Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace is so proud of her Social Studies classes as they prepare for the culminating event of their Africa Unit:

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

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

Mrs. U. at

Mrs. Dominguez at

Mrs. Saldana at Mrs. Sierra at  Mr. Compton at  Mrs. Wallace at

Have a Fantastic Weekend!





Yard Sale

The Senior class is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Senior gift.  If you have any items you would like to donate to help raise money, please let me know and I can send a kid down to pick up your items.


Thanks so much for your support!


All Schools



Charter Chatter March 4, 2016


Progress reports were mailed out this week. Please be on the lookout for your child grades. If you do not receive them please check with the front office to make sure you current and correct address are on file.


College Info

College bound seniors: 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!


Congratulations to the following students on their college acceptances:


 Cal Poly Pomona – Cynthia Hurtado


Upcoming Events:

TLC’s Got Talent Show:  Will be held at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm. The proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2016. Come support our student from all TLC schools in this great showcase of talent. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in the TLC front office, the Grand Theatre Box Office and online at



There is a free SAT practice test at the Tracy Branch Library on Saturday, March 12th at 8:30am.  Call to sign up, space is limited!  Please note that this is not the PSAT.


Community Service

Community Service: This is a reminder to all students to turn in any completed community service forms they have. All forms must be submitted to the counseling office so they can be uploaded to Aeries. Important deadlines regarding community service are:

  1. April 4th to be considered for the Community Service Block Letter sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club of Tracy. For more details or to check on your progress towards your Block Letter please contact Ms. A in the Counseling Office.
  2. May 6th – Deadline for seniors to submit their hours towards Graduation!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  3. June 24th – Deadline for 9th -11th to submit hours towards the 2015-2016 School Year


Organization When Where Duties
Tracy Little League Challenge League Saturday thru May   Help out 4 baseball team of students with special needs. Help coaches with practices and games

For more information please see

Ms. A or contact Keri Dowell

Boy and Girls Club Basketball Challenge League March 3rd to May 12th


Games are Thursdays

5pm to 6pm except for spring break –no game.


753 west Lowell Ave at the club We are looking for 3 or 4 volunteers under 18 years old to assist our younger players ages 8 to 12.


 We are looking for volunteers that are self-motivated and will be willing to share smiles and high fives.


We need volunteers who can arrive weekly and be consistent as the kids look forward to seeing them, this is a special time for our youth to shine.


Our league is made for our youth to have fun; we have been serving youth with disabilities for over 15 yearsJ

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 12th 4:00pm-9:00pm Tracy Elks Lodge

9100 11th St (West of Banta Road)

15 volunteers needed

Black Bottoms and White Collard top. Dinner will be provided for volunteers

Contact: Jane Williford


Hospice Eggstraveganza Friday, March 11 

evening – TBD

Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy) 5 volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs

Contact: Adela Calderon at 

925-200-5339 or

Hospice Eggstraveganza  Saturday, March 12 from 10:00am – 2:00pm


Masonic Temple (1601 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy)


15 volunteers needed to serve meals and tear down tables and chairs afterwards

Black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

Contact: Adela Calderon at 925-200-5339 or