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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




May 13, 2016                                                                                            Vol. 36 No.36

Virginia Stewart


I just attended the annual high school awards ceremony.  It is always a wonderful time to celebrate scholarships, acceptance to colleges and outstanding students.  This year seemed to be more wonderful than usual.  Our students accomplished wonderful things.  I appreciate the high school staff and the counselors who mentor students and support them in their quest for scholarship and awards.


While driving home the other day I heard a statistic that shocked me.  Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in the United States.  That adds up to 7000 students a day or 1.3 million per year.  While all of our students may not achieve an award at the ceremony, I felt very proud that we do not have high school drop outs.  For some, we may offer a fifth year, but they all graduate.  I am very proud of that.  I believe that is possible due to the commitment of our staff and the small personal caring environment of our campus.


So, congratulations to each Senior of the Class of 2016 who has earned a diploma and has an opportunity to move forward in being a productive member of our society.  We look forward to their accomplishments.



Misc. Announcements



Upcoming State Testing


We will be having state testing soon for our PCS, DCS and DHSP Students on the following dates. Please do your best to have students present, well rested and prepared for these important exams. Do not schedule doctor’s visits or vacations during this time period.


PCS – May 15. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25

DCS and DHSP – Weeks of May2nd and May 9th


Summer Camps


There was an error in our Summer Camp Flyer about the Soccer Week schedule   and costs.

Soccer Summer Camp begins on Tues May 30-Fri. June 3rd and the corrected cost is $80. not  $100 as previously specified..



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 16-20

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Cheese Ravioli

Wed –Taco Salad

Thurs – Chicken Fried Rice and Chicken Egg Roll

Fri. – Chicken Patty Sandwich


PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures


Notice to Parents:

Primary Charter School and 8th Grade Parents
Spring School Pictures

This is the last reminder to order spring portraits.

If you have already ordered your portraits, thank you!

The easiest way to order is to select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go tocom
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your package insert.
  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase andpay online.
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.





The weather has been warming up this week!  In PE students got to practice team building skills and cooperation while playing with water balloons.  They did a great job working together!  Please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child every day, especially as it is heating up outside.


We will be taking a field trip soon!  Watch for information in your student’s red folder on Monday.



Primary Charter


Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase students participated in their first ever TLC Jog-a-Thon!  What an amazing, fun event!  We were so impressed with the amount of parent and teacher support, student participation, and pledges received.  Our coaches will spend the next few weeks calculating the pledges received and announce our winners at a Primary Unity assembly.  Stay tuned.

Don’t forget, May 20 is our volunteer appreciation breakfast.  If you received an invitation, we hope to see you there!

Phase One

What an awesome week Phase 1 students had!!  The Jog-A-Thon was a huge success and the kids had so much fun!  We have some really great runners and spirit in our Primary Classrooms.  Thank you so much for all the sponsors. The excitement was just as awesome in the classroom.  In Science this week, students learned all about sound.  They got to experiment with pitch, volume, and vibration with all kinds of instruments, including a gong, bongo drums, coke bottles, guitars, pitch pipes, and many other sound makers!  In all subjects we are really working on our academic language and being able to give complete answers.  We are really impressed with the progress we have seen in both reading and math.  Keep up the great work!  Congratulations to the silent auction winners.  The teachers are looking forward to an evening with the students in the classroom!  Have a great weekend!

Phase Two

Thank you to all who have donated items toward our breakfast testing snack!  Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 on the following days: May 17th, 18th, 19th and will continue the following week on May 24th, 25th and 26th.  Our students are looking forward to showing what they know!

The jog-a-thon was a huge success!  The weather was perfect, the kids were enthusiastic, and the volunteers were beyond helpful.  Thank you!  Speaking of volunteers, if you volunteered in any capacity this school year, please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, May 20th immediately following unity.  We appreciate your dedication and would like to recognize you for your efforts.  Hope to see you there!








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.


ACADEMIC PENATHLON was held on Saturday, May 7th.  We had an amazing group of 6, 7, and 8 grade students.  We took many medals, and along with those medals came the pride of our school.  The 6th grade team took 6th place overall.  Rayyan Saiyed took first place over all individual for 6th grade, Ashleigh Garcia took second place overall for individual 6th grader and Vernon Real took third place over all for individual 6th grade.  Thank you MRS. BECKNER AND YOUR AMAZING TEAM.




Mrs. Stewart and some of our students          Our amazing teachers and our     









THE MALAYAN Tigers                 THE SUMATRAN Tigers        THE SIBERIAN Tigers                THE BENGAL TIGERS

SCIENCE CAMP MEETING to be held Wednesday, May 18th at 5:00 to 6:00 in M1.

BAND MEETING TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE CAMP METING on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 in D3.




Today we had a great rally….the kids were super excited. Teachers competed with egg cracking on one another’s heads, while high school students had a dance off for dens!!  We then had our den meetings, and headed to the jog-a-thon where students ran many laps to raise money for our school.


Sumatran’s posing during a den meeting          Summer and Mustafa hosting our rally


Loren played the ukulele and sang             While Greta, Lisette, and Elizabeth sang


UPCOMING DATES: (if any dates changes are made parents will be notified)

May 13 – Jog-a-thon, den meetings, and a school rally

May 31 – State Test (paper test for grade 5 SCIENCE)

June 2 – 6th grade appreciation breakfast – ask your child about this fabulous event

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry

June 16th Ms. Rodieck’s LA classes are planning their Poetry Fest

June 17th – Celebration of students (more information to come)

June 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – FIELD DAY/DANCE More information to come






We have started Shakespeare’s Othello in English 78.

Academic Pentathlon : Discovery’s teams did a great job!

Team Garnet :   4th place Overall Team Score , 6th place Super Quiz

Team Black:      5th place Overall Team Score, 5th place Super Quiz




Dance class is gearing up for their last big show of the year!!

Keep watching for the date to be announced:



Don’t miss out on this Fantastic Trip………


We already have over 35 people signed up 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. Please email Mrs. Wallace at for any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Wallace was able to go to a meet for the trip and met Abraham Lincoln:


DHSP teachers welcome parent communication, please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas!  Mrs. U. at      Mrs. Dominguez at ddominguez@tracylc.netMrs. Ramirez at, Ms. Langston at,  Mr. Compton at  Mrs. Wallace at

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!






Charter Chatter May 13, 2016



The MHS Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00am. Twenty three local organizations gave scholarships to our deserving Millennium Seniors totaling $46,450 in scholarships. To date, 43% of the students in the Class of 2016 have completed a total average of 20 college credits through our College Early Start program.  Jeremiah Tower completed an impressive 54 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 309 with 18% of these seniors earning 400 hours or more. This is the second year that Millennium High School has participated in the Breakfast Lions Club Community Service Block Letter program. Five 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: Saker Nest: Haileigh Davis, Amur Nest: Hannah Braten, Peregrine Nest: Michael Maciel, Kestrel Nest: Joseph Gudino. Congratulations to all of our winners!





Last Friday MHS Juniors and Sophomores attended the WACA College Fair at CSU East Bay and AIM.





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. 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

T and J Tutoring Monday – Thursday


  Junior and Seniors. If interested please contact Jackie (209) 914-5800
Eagal Lakes Mud Run Sat and Sun May 14-15 8am-2pm Eagal Lakes Eagal Laes is looing for volunteers for this weekend to assist with the mud run. Please contact 209-640-4252 If you are interested in signing up.
Relay For Life Saturday, May 14

Set-up:  Friday  from 4pm – 7pm

Saturday morning from 6am– 9am

Saturday, 10am– 11pm

Tear-down and clean-up:  Saturday 11pm until finished

Merrill F. West High School, quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave., Tracy)


Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down, staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set-up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed.

Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003