TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC


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Aug. 19, 2016                                                                                                       Vol. 3

Virginia’s Voice

It has come to our attention that there is a scam being circulated that pretends to be the Tracy Learning Center.  It starts out recruiting employees and then asks for donations etc. This is not us.  Ignore and do not give any information that will access your bank and do not contribute money!

It is my hope that many of you have signed up to receive the Chatter.  It is a weekly newsletter that will help to keep you informed.  It is sent electronically and you will receive it in your e-mail.  It is usually sent out on Friday.

The students are doing very well.  We are pleased with the classes and the work the students are doing.  It is our hope that you check grades and contact teachers if you have concerns or issues with grades etc. If a student is not doing well, we have many resources available to provide some help and support.

Some high school teachers send grades to you by way of e-mail once or twice a month.  Others expect parents to check Aeries.  All teachers keep grades up to date.  The Discovery teachers place grades in the agenda every two weeks to help keep you informed and their grades are on Aeries as well.  The Primary students have green folders with lots of information for parents to read.

To be truly successful a school relies on a good partnership with parents.  We value your insights, concerns, and ideas.


Misc. Announcements


MHS Football News


MHS Football Scrimmage 

Scrimmage:  Big Valley HS

Where: Modesto

Address: 1020 Pelandale Ave, Modesto, CA 95356

Date: August 20, 2016

Time: 9am


Picture Day

PCS and DCS/DHSP Picture Day is Wednesday, August 24. Flyers will be sent home, Friday August 19, 2016.


MHS and PCS Picture Retakes – Oct. 11, 2016


T-K Picture Day – Oct. 11, 2016 (no re-takes)



Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan on volunteering in the classrooms this year must give the office a new contract and make sure his/her TB Test has been done within the last 4 years and have given the results to the office along with a copy of your California Driver’s License and Volunteer’s Contract.

Volunteers can begin volunteering after Sept. 12, 2016. Please make these arrangements with your child’s teachers.


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Aug. 22 – 26

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Burrito

Wed – Chicken Parmesan

Thurs – Sloppy Joe (beef)

Fri. – Beef Hot Dog




Millennium Athletics

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday October 2nd 2016

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  10:00 a.m.                                                    $60 Single

               Shotgun                                                     $225 Team



Old River Golf Course

18007 S. MacArthur Drive

Tracy CA


Interested in becoming a sponsor


Registering as a participant??


Email Coach KV at for more information







We are having so much fun learning in TK this week!  Students joined their learning groups for Language Arts and are doing a wonderful job learning how to transition between centers.  They are learning all of the procedures in our classroom and doing a great job following directions after only two weeks of school!  Everyday when they enter the classroom, our TK friends are hanging up their backpacks, putting away their water bottles, and moving their clip to green!  They are being so responsible!  Students are also practicing taking turns and sharing with their friends.  They are doing such a nice job following our classroom rules and using ‘caring hearts’ and ‘helping hands’.  We are so proud of them!


IMPORTANT INFO:  Our TK class pictures will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  Please note, we will only have one picture session.  Retakes will not be available for the TK class.  We will send home more information including picture packet order forms closer to the scheduled day.




Primary Charter


PCS Picture Day is Wednesday, August 24th.


In Initial Phase this week we have been very busy.  Students have settled into their learning groups.  We have been working hard on being a productive citizen through completing all of our work neatly and properly.  In addition, we have had a huge focus on what a polite citizen is.  Students are learning about talking in turn, lining up properly, and being a nice friend.  Finally, we are also working very hard on being responsible with our backpacks, personal belongings, and folders.  These are all things that you can work on at home as well.



Phase 1 students held their own closing ceremony to celebrate the end of the Olympics!  They got to eat “torches” made out of Cheetos and ice cream cones while watching some of the highlights of the Olympic Games.  They learned what it takes to be a competitive athlete.  The students have completed their first week of AR.   They know what their goals are and are working hard to reach them.  Remind your student to read daily and take AR tests regularly.  Phase 1 students have also begun using ipads and reinforcing math skills with IXL.  We will soon be using many more new apps and programs to enrich your students’ learning.


Phase 2 students are becoming geography and map experts!  We are learning about different types of maps, landforms, and countries. Students are enjoying their language arts books and each group is learning about the past and explorers.  Our classes are also doing a great job with their AR tests…don’t forget, AR goals are due in 3 weeks!

Thank you for signing your child’s agenda every week.  Please remember to also check the green folders for important information.




Discovery Charter



SCIENCE CAMP TICKET FUNDRAISER! – Ask your child about the Science Camp fund raiser!!!  Your child has been asked to sell raffle tickets at the price of $10.00 each.  100% of the money will go towards science camp with one lucky “Free Science Camp For A Week” winner.  Please sell as many tickets as possible.  SAVE THE DATE: Children will leave for science camp on Monday, January 9th. Any science camp questions should be emailed to Ms. Pelaez at



TRACY LEARNING CENTER FUNDRAISER!­ Your children should have received a coupon book.  The book has fabulous discounts and many tempting coupons.  Please help your child fundraise by contacting family members, friends, and coworkers.  Orders are due back on Friday, August 26th!!! Thank you in advance for your support.







Wednesday, August 24th – Discovery Charter School Picture Day

PIZZA NIGHT: Thursday, August 25th at the Mountain Mikes on Grant Line Road – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM






Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:


School is in full swing. In fact the dance class is learning to Swing Dance. All this as part of DHSP immersing ourselves into the curriculum of WWII for this year. I cannot wait until all students, and staff alike, learn some of the dances and songs of the 30’s and 40s!!


Take a peek inside some of the classes to see what is taking place there:

English 78 is doing well.  The greatest goal is to achieve chatter free transitions so we can get the most out of our 100 minutes together each day.  Students are reading Number the Stars  which is our book for Pentathlon as well.  It is a simple story that is a good introduction to the horrors of World War II.  In addition, we are writing two essays a week, discussing rhetorical non fiction articles, debating, preparing for the PSAT in January, learning many vocabulary words and learning the descriptive and functional grammar of simple and compound subjects that include infinitives.  We are indeed very busy.


Our motion unit has been a success. The Balloon Powered cars were able to demonstrate how motion works and allowed students to measure speed and direction.


Social Studies:

Our focus this year is divided into three main topics: US Constitution through WWI; Presidential Election; and WWII. All classes have begun to learn about each area. Lots to learn this year and everyone seems up to the challenge.


Algebra 2 is progressing nicely.  We take the first unit test on Friday, August 19th.  Their problem solving skills are also improving as they work together to master these concepts.

Algebra 1 is reviewing some of the skills needed to be successful in Algebra.  There is quite a bit of re-teaching as well as review.  The class is working well towards understanding problem solving.  They are a very friendly class that loves to talk to anyone and everyone. We will be working on curbing social conversations.

Intro to Algebra is playing cards.  If you hear it, it is correct.  We use card games to practice our basic math skills.  We have an addition tournament on Friday, the 19th, with the winner earning $10

Neatness, penmanship and presentation of their work is being stressed as they sometimes cannot read their own work.


Leadership: Getting ready for homecoming as we brainstorm ways to make our float great and keep the spirit of Discovery High School Prep going!


Geometry: Wrapping up the Pre-Unit on Algebra skills we need for Geometry. Students are eager for their unit test.


Algebra: Working on solidifying our integers skills so that we are ready for the next concept in Algebra.


Intro to Algebra: Breezing through curriculum and loving every second of this all girl class.


The Art Elective Class has completed a unit on Color Theory, mixing colors and creating tints and shades. They began a String Art project this week using fluorescent colored threads to make geometric designs.


For the last three weeks we have covered Spanish vowels, Spanish Alphabet, Days of the week/Months in Spanish, Colors in Spanish, Counting Numbers in Spanish, How to introduce ourselves in Spanish (with students demonstrating in front of class), and now we are starting to learn body parts in Spanish, and Clothing names, and in the following weeks we’re also going to learn Foods and Animals.


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

Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez

Math: Mrs. King

Language Arts: Ms. Langston

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo

Science: Mrs. Ramirez

Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace


Enjoy your weekend.               




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.


Senior Info

Coming soon! Be on the lookout 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 Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Only 8 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.


Other News

Fall Sports Rally – The Fall Sports Rally will be held next Wednesday, August 24th.