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June 3, 2016                                                                                                                                        No.39

Virginia Stewart

We are so excited to announce this years jog-a-thon raised $20,063!

Money raised helps purchase PE and music equipment, art supplies and pays for field trips. We want to thank all students for doing such a great job finding pledges!  9 of our students raised over $500 each! They were able to pick from the following prizes: Xbox Kinect, Stockton Ports game for 4, scooter and helmet, 2 kindles, 6 months free at Athletic Perfection, dinner and movies with the coaches and 2 friends, laser quest and fun works package and a Classic Party package from Kangazoom.

Not only did our students do a great job raising money, they ran their little hearts out during the event. We had numerous ties for top runners! The students in the following photo won trophies for running the most laps in their grade level.

Way to go runners! Cameron Williams set the record with 40 laps which is about 5.7 miles!

P6 raised the most money bringing in over $4,800

We are so proud of all our students. Over 100 prizes were given out during the raffle portion of our ceremony. We had gift cards from blaze pizza, baristas, togos, subway, pink turtle, cold stone, Jamba Juice, athletic perfection, Mel’s diner, dunkins donuts, target, and a ton of fun toys donated from WinCo! The students in the following picture are all our raffle winners!



Box Top contest!!!!!

The contest will run through June 10th .  The classroom that brings in the largest number of Box Tops will win a special treat!




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


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week June 6-10

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Turkey Sandwich

Wed – Beef or Bean Burrito

Thurs – Chicken Fettuccini

Fri. – Chicken Taquitos





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Primary Charter


Attention Primary Families!  Save the Date– Evening of Excellence, Wednesday, June 15th from 6-7 PM!

Have you signed up for camp?  There are still spots available for football, and softball/baseball camp!  Check with the office if you are interested.




Initial Phase

What a Week!  Our field trip to the Stockton Children’s museum was the perfect compliment to our Trimester 3 final project!  We are so proud of each and every one of our students effort, contribution, and dedication to our classroom community.  In addition, we are just as proud of our students behavior at the Children’s Museum.  The museum gave our students the opportunity to explore the tools, buildings, settings that our community helpers work with each and every day.  Below are some pictures for you to enjoy!


Phase One

Wow!  It seems that summer is officially here!  Please remember to send your student to school with a water bottle.   We will continue to play and have PE outside as long as it is not too hot.  Phase 1 students have been very busy planning, designing, and building their marble runs in Science.  They are just like little engineers at work!  They can’t wait to show you their final projects at Evening of Excellence (Wednesday, June 15th from 6 – 7).  They are also working very hard on their informative writing and putting the finishing touches on their paragraphs.  Only 3 more weeks of school, but students are continuing to work hard.  Please make sure to check the newsletter for all upcoming events.



Phase Two

Three more weeks and still so much to do!  Phase Two students are working on meeting their last AR goals,  reading and working on projects in language arts, building bridges, mazes, and structures in science, and becoming experts in geometry and measurement in math.  It is fun to watch their enthusiasm  for learning last all year!!!

We have many exciting events planned this month.  Make sure to read all newsletters that come home and check the green folders for important information.






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!!!!!….The 6th grade class of 2016 celebrated their year of many “firsts” over breakfast, while enjoying the company of their parents, grandparents, Tracy Learning Center staff, and peers.  Guests enjoyed listening to music and browsing the picture wall.  Entertainment from Loren and Ashliegh always thrills the crowd.  Mrs. Stewart was our guest speaker.  She asked students to enter Discovery High School Prep with the leadership, pride, and spirit they have shown while in Discovery; she expects them to carry on their great attitudes and excellent leadership. At the end of the event, students received certificates from their Den Leaders Ms. Zaca and Coach Lopez (Bengal Tigers) and Mrs. Beckner and Coach P (Malayan Tigers).  After the celebration, students spent an hour signing beach balls, and talking about their experiences at Tracy Learning Center.  Our 5th grade students are already talking about the breakfast they will have in June of 2017.

THANK YOU to Mrs. Stewart for your words of wisdom and encouragement….Ms. T for your expertise when planning…Mr. Hepner for your tireless work ethic; ensuring the gym was set-up with tables and chairs needed for the event….Mrs. Mendez and staff for the excellent food and service….Mrs. Grant for setting up the sound equipment…and to all the family members who joined us.  Because of you, the event was spectacular.

Students Welcomed our             Ashleigh and Loren Entertained        Mrs. Stewart, our Guest Speaker



Discovery High School Prep MEETING (for parents of 6th grade DCS students)…….There will be a meeting on Monday, June 6th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the gym.  You will hear about Discovery High School Prep and their many offerings.  We hope to see you all there!! ***PLEASE NOTE – we have extended the time to sign up for the Washington DC trip – you can now sign up through June 17th.  Please email Mrs. Wallace with questions (

DENS HAVE BEEN DOING WELL…..Congratulations to our Top 5

Bengal Tigers                        Malayan Tigers              Siberian Tigers                Sumatran Tigers




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

June 4th DCS Sleepover – 6:00 PM until Sunday June 5th at 9:00 AM email Ms. T ( or Mrs. Hawkins ( with any questions

June 6th Discovery High School Prep Meeting for parents of 6th grade students 5:00 – 6:00 in the gym

June 10th Mrs. Hawkins’ LA classes are planning their Evening of Poetry from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the gym

  • Poetry
  • Entertainment
  • Open Mike
  • Beverages and Appetizers

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.





 Hello DHSP Parents of 8th Graders,


This is a super exciting time of the year. We are preparing to celebrate our students as they promote from 8th Grade to High School. Can you take a moment and read below.


There are approximately 100 students who will be attending the Cosmic Bowling and the Great America trip. We need donations of the following food/drink items to cover these events.


For Great America  – All items must be individually wrapped   (need 100 of each)

All items will be put into paper bags for the students to take on ACE train


Small water bottle

Breakfast Danish (like the wrapped ones from Costco)

Sliced Apples or grapes or raisins etc.

Granola Bars

Fruit rollup type item

Napkins / Hand wipes


We also need a few volunteers that can hand the students the snacks in the morning at the ACE Station.  They must be there before the children.  And then need a few to make sure all the children get picked up from the ACE station at around 8:15pm.



For Cosmic Bowling – All items must be individually wrapped

Students will be bowling for 2 hours (up to 100 students)


Small water bottles (a lot)

Bags of chips

Bags of cookies

Bags of candy

Brownie Bites


Other suggestions welcome


We could also use glow in the dark items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, if anyone can donate.  


If you can donate items and/or volunteer at the ACE Train Station please contact Donna at 209-321-9157 or or Lisa at 209-914-0858 or


These events are coming up quickly so please respond ASAP.  Thank you.





Charter Chatter June 3, 2016

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.


Graduation Photos from the Photographic Art Studio

Multicultural Fair

High School students will be hosting the Multicultural Fair on Friday, June 17, 2016 after Fast Track. This is a great opportunity for students to earn a lot of hours. If any students are still interested in participating please come by the counseling office for an application.


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


Delta College Info

The application and registration process to apply for Fall 2016 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 page of the and click on College Early Start link.


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




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
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