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May 20, 2016                                                                                                                                      No.37

Virginia Stewart


Today marks the end of the high school year and the start of a special opportunity we present to all high school students, FAST TRACK.  FAST TRACK is an opportunity to take a full year’s course in five weeks.  Students attend class for four hours a day for five weeks.  Each hour is a day.  It is intense but staff and students love it.  The students are able to advance or make up a class in which they did not do well. The staff appreciates the chance to work with a small group of students for the five weeks and everyone benefits.


The high school does not receive any extra income for this; we use our general fund budget that other schools use for their regular 180 days.  It is possible to do more with money allocated.  In fact, the additional five weeks for Primary and Discovery are also at our own expense.  We are not allotted more for the extra hours or days we give our students.  We do know, however, that all of our students benefit from the extra time.


It is also volunteer appreciation this week.  The kitchen served a beautiful buffet for our volunteers at both of our sites. (Preschool and TK) as well as at Primary.  We really do appreciate all the support and help we receive from volunteers.  You do make a difference.

Finally, I appreciate he most dedicated and hard working staff any director could ever have.  We are all fortunate to have such a great staff here at TLC!




Misc. Announcements


The Jog-a-thon was a huge success!!! We are beyond proud of our students! They did an amazing job getting pledges and running their little hearts out! Thank you to all the parents that helped out at the event, we couldn’t do it without you! Reminder ALL money that has been collected from per lap pledges and flat rate pledges are DUE FRIDAY MAY 27TH. The award ceremony will be Friday June 3rd, at unity. We will announce the top runners, top 3 raisers, and the class that raised the most.

We want to thank our proud sponsors Mr. Rooter, Tina Brown at DoTerrA, Fagundes’ Tenth Street Garage Inc, D&M Embroidery, Tracy Fire 3355, SSPBI quality aba services, Trosien Orthodontics, Katie Duke at Home Buyers Realty, Les Schwab Tires, Wellness Chiropractic Center,  Taylor Farms, The Sharmoug Family and WinCo Foods! Without you are students wouldn’t have these awesome shirts to show off how many laps they completed!
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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.


Our last day of school this year is Friday, June 24, 2016


Dismissal times will be:

Please note these very important dismissal times.

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



Social Media Postings

Recently we have been informed by both students and parents of mean and insulting social media posts on sites like KIK, Snap Chat and Facebook and personal texts. Students have come to the office crying and have asked the administration to intervene. The office has spent a lot of time investigating and calling in students asking them to stop. The majority of students spoken to have denied any involvement. We also find many of this insults go back and forth between “clicks” or groups of friends and is rarely one sided. Answering these insults back only fuels this situation.

On Friday,  an announcement was made  to all of our 7th/8th Grade students telling them they must report to their parents about any posting or cyber bullying so that their parents can inform the Police Department if they feel this is necessary. We also encourage all parents to supervise their child’s internet use and have all social sites password to protect their children. Although we are very sad this is happening it can no longer be a school issue. Please talk to your children openly and discourage them from using these social sites.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week May 23-27

Mon. –   Pizza

Tues. – Beef and Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Wed –Orange Chicken and White Rice

Thurs – Taco Bake

Fri. – Chicken Corn Dog




Our Transitional Kindergarten class would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that have supported our classroom this year.  A strong, positive relationship between teachers and parents helps to provide students with a solid foundation of support as they grow in their academic lives.  We truly appreciate the time and dedication you have offered in our classroom this year.  We sincerely thank you for all you do!


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Primary Charter


Initial Phase

This week in Initial Phase, students have been busy finishing up their tiger reports, preparing thank you books for our parent volunteer breakfast tomorrow, and wrapping up our science unit on animals.  Next week we will kick off our community helpers unit and we are so excited to have a nurse, firefighter, dentist, and police officer visit our classroom.  We cannot wait to see what we learn!


Phase One

Phase 1 students continue to work hard at their “job” of being Active Learners!  This week they had a lot of on hands-on learning opportunities in Science discovering the concepts of force, motion, and energy.  They will continue their exploration next week with magnets, simple tools, and gravity.  In Writer’s Workshop students have begun learning about informational writing.  They are enjoying learning that they can be “experts” on a topic and write all about it!  AR Goals are fast approaching.  Continue to read to reach your goals.  PCS Teachers are looking forward to tonight’s “Parent’s Night Out!”  What a fun filled evening this will be!  Please remember to mark your calendar – NO SCHOOL on Monday May 30th.


Phase Two

We are so proud of our Phase Two students and the effort they put toward the first phase of state testing!  This week they took the language arts portion of the test, next week is math.  Testing will begin again on Tuesday, May 24th.  There will be no homework again next week.  After testing, students will be treated to a special ice cream party to reward all of their hard work!  Thank you, again, for the donations toward our breakfast testing snack!

Thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers!  We appreciate all that you do and we hope you enjoyed the special breakfast treat!




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.


6th grade breakfast….6th grade students were asked to invite their parents to Discovery’s first annual 6th Grade Promotion Breakfast. We are incredibly proud of our students. We will celebrate their hard work and dedication along with their promotion into DHSP.  RSVP’s were due last week, however we are extending the invitation.  Parents/guardians may RSVP through Tuesday 5/24 by emailing Mrs. Hawkins at  The cost for the breakfast for parents (up to 2 parents/guardians per student) is $5.00 each, students are not charged.

When: Wednesday, June 10th

TIME: 9:00 to 10:00




Thank you to the parents who attended the Science Camp meeting and/or Band meeting – we hope you gained insight into our exciting programs.  If you have questions about Science Camp please email Ms. Pelaez at for band please email Mr. Zepeda at


Students have been enjoying the great weather outside.  It is nice to watch students hang out, talk, and enjoy their recess time after lunch.  Ask your child how they spend their time after lunch….our field is filled with football, soccer, baseball, catch, running, playing, talking, and laughter






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

June 1 – 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 **DCS students will be released at 11:30.


Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and staff, for making our 1st annual jog-a-thon such a huge success!!

Our students showed great participation and motivation to complete as many laps possible. The highest laps completed was by; one of our 6th graders Carson Edwards with 28 laps. All in all it was a great day for our school!

Just a reminder all pledges per lap are due back by Friday, May 27th. Award ceremony for both DSHP and DCS will take place the following week, Friday, June 3rd.

Here are some pics that were taken by our leadership!





                      DHSP Charter Chatter:



We continue on with Shakespeare’s Othello in English 78.

SWO: The last SWO of the year is under way. It is Self-Directed Learner. The students are writing or updating a business letter and resume. Final copies are due June 10, 2016

Academics class has already begun to learn about WWII, which is next year’s topic for Pentathlon.



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.


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

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!



Charter Chatter May 20, 2016


Graduation is finally here! The Class of 2016 will be graduating Saturday, May 21st, 2016.


Class of 2016

We are proud to showcase some of the colleges and universities that our 2016 graduates will be part of:


Arizona State University San Francisco State University
Army San Joaquin Delta College
Biola University San Jose State University
Cal Poly SLO Santa Barbara City College
Cal State East Bay Sierra College
Chico State Southern Oregon University
Corban University UC Berkeley
CSU Fullerton UC Merced
CSU Monterey Bay UC Riverside
FIDM UC San Diego
Full Sail Univeristy UC Santa Barbara
Grand Canyon Unviersity UCLA
Ithica College University of Antelope Valley
Las Positas University of Montana Western
Lawrence Technical Institute University of Northwestern St. Paul
Modesto Junior College USMC
Northern Arizona University Utah State University
Ohio Northern University UTI
Sacramento State Whittier College
Saint Mary’s College William Jessup University
San Diego State University


Fast Track

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Friday, May 20th and will run until Friday, June 24th. 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. Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.


Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2015-2016 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 24th.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.


Stockton Families

One of our families may have to move to Stockton this summer, and the parent is hoping to keep her children at TLC.  She is willing to take turns driving, or pay someone to drive her children here.  If you drive here from the Stockton area and are interested, please e-mail Ms. Moore at


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
Moose Father’s Day Brunch Sunday, June 19 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility


Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or

American Girl Doll Wild at Art fundraising event Saturday, July 16 

– 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Location:   TBD – at a local zoo

An orientation will be held the week prior to the event, but a date is not yet confirmed.


20 Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down; supported by DreamWorks, possible guest star appearances will need assistance; staff gift table or booth plus other assignments.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Contact: Sarah McNamara 209-482-0861 (cell) or

Give Every Child A Chance Month of July TBD Summer Camp

For more information please contact Lilianna 209-825-7003