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                                         A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Sept. 30, 2016                                                                                                                                          Vol. 9

Virginia’s Voice


It was a wonderful homecoming parade.  We loved every float, every costume, and every child who walked in the parade.  Most of all, we delighted in the participation we had from parents.  Thank you to all of you who helped build, decorate and support the floats.  It was truly a family event!


Misc. Announcements

THIS WEEKEND!!  We hope to see you out on the course!



Picture Day


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



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Oct. 4 – 8

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomorrow or Tuna Sandwich

Wed – Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Beef or Bean and Cheese Nachos

Fri. – Beef Hamburger





TK students are really enjoying the new grass in our play area! We are looking forward to the fall temperatures cooling down while we play.  The day of the Homecoming Parade was especially hot, but the students did a fantastic job walking the entire route in their adorable Timothy Mouse costumes.  We are so proud of them and hope they had as much fun as the teachers did! Thank you to everyone who participated in this special event with us!



Primary Charter


What a fun week! Spirit week was so much fun and the parade was amazing! Thank you for all those who came out despite the heat. Events such as these help build lasting memories for us and our students. Again, thank you for your participation. Next Monday please encourage your student to wear all blue in support of our anti-bullying campaign.


Our first full week of fall is complete in Phase 1, but we are still looking for the change in weather!  Hopefully the next few weeks will bring cooler weather.  Phase 1 students had so much fun dressing up for Spirit Week.  It was great to see the three schools united in spirit.  The homecoming parade was a huge success!!!  Our phase 1 “elephants” did a great job walking behind our amazing float.  We had a great week learning about The Plains Indians.  We even got to pick a Native American name and learned all about how Tepees were made.  We are adding all our information and artifacts to our “Living Museum.”



Phase 2 students enjoyed our spirited homecoming week!  Our lions were so excited to walk in the parade!

We are continuing our unit on Native American tribes and our students are becoming research experts.  While all groups are making progress in math, please continue to work on math facts at home. is a helpful and fun site that includes math fact games for all four operations and it’s free!
Don’t forget, P1 will go to the library on Thursday and P3 will go the following week.



Discovery Charter

HOMECOMING:  Was amazing!!! Thank you to all of the students who participated in spirit week, all of the families who contributed by donating money, materials, time, and support, and to all of our staff members who helped make this week possible.  From TK through 12th grade, our campuses were filled with school spirt and pride.  What an amazing week!!!


**IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF THE PARADE – PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO MS. T –….she wants to create an album of pictures J





Spelling Bee:  Students in 4th through 6th grade will be given time on Friday’s to study with Ms. Rodieck and Mrs. Hawkins.  Any students interested in competing in the Bee, will be invited during lunch (5/6) and at 2:00 (4th). The Spelling Bee will be held at Tracy Learning Center on November 8th – the winner of the 4, 5, 6 division and the winner of the 7, 8, 9 division will move onto the County Spelling Bee.  If you would like more details, please contact………….. Ms. Rodieck or Mrs. Hawkins

SCIENCE: A new unit will begin on Monday 09/03/16.  The topic is “FLOATING AND SINKING.”  The goal is to link prior knowledge of the properties of matter to what students will be learning in earth science.  This unit is taught through “inquiry.”  “Inquiry” will include many hands-on activities and labs.  This means (parents), you will not see quizzes or notes from science – you will see more lab related work.  At the end of the unit there will be a unit test, rather than smaller quizzes.  As the test date comes closer, students will be provided with “study notes.”  If you have questions, please email


Mrs. Beckner and the                 Ms. T and the                   Ms. Rodieck & Ms. Pelaez        Ms. Zaca and the

MALAYAN TIGERS                     SiBERIAN TIGERS           SUMATRAN TIGERS                 BENGAL TIGERS



Ms. T’s and Coach P’s  Daughter’s – our future Tigers!!



SUPPORT OUR MIXED BAG FUNDRASIER – Now is a great time to buy grocery store bags, shopping totes, travel essentials, overnight bags, and more.  Catalogs offer holiday supplies, kitchen supplies and more. Students may collect money with orders OR they can tell friends and family to support us online at (the ID number for the fundraiser is 455944).  Purchasers can add the seller they are supporting (your child’s name).  Online orders are shipped directly to the purchaser.


If you have questions, concerns, or if you want to discuss your child, please contact their teacher:

Mrs. Beckner: (math and academic pentathlon)

Mrs. Hawkins: (language arts (dance and movement with Coach C))

Coach Lopez: (PE)

Coach P: (PE)

Ms. Pelaez: (science, science Olympiad, (Spanish with Mr. Gomar))

Ms. Rodieck: (language arts, genius hour)

Ms. T: (math, leadership)

Coach Williams: (PE)

Ms. Zaca: (social studies, newspaper)






 Thank you for all the hard work on getting our float together.  What a great week of school spirit!   We hope to see you at the game tonight supporting our Falcons!!








Community Service Fair

The Community Service Fair will be taking place on Thursday, October 6th. Over 20 non-profit organizations will be on campus to inform our students about upcoming community service opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to network with these organizations as well as sign up for opportunities in an effort to help our students complete their community service requirement.





Free PSAT Prep Online by Kaplan

Kaplan’s free PSAT Prep Live starting this Saturday, October 1st.  During this program, Kaplan’s expert faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 livestreaming, one-hour lessons – all completely free. For more details and to register, please visit Families can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all 8 available sessions.

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:30am. Signups for the PSAT will have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the counseling office.




Community Service Opportunities

SSCO Day of the Dead Workshop: Saturday, October 8 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy…2 blocks into residential area by McDonald Park, intersection of 1st and Central) 10-12 Volunteers are needed to set-up tables, clean-up, decorate, and assist children at various hands-on workstations Contact: Anita McManus at 209-814-6580 or


Tracy Rampage: Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:00am-8:00pm 2 hour shifts 8am-10am is set up 10am-6pm is snack bar and 6pm-8pm is clean up. Please contact Melissa at 209-346-5305 or