TLC Charter Chatter

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                                           A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Oct. 14, 2016                                                                                                                                             Vol.11

Virginia Stewart

Sometimes it seems that our car line process is silly or overly emphasized, but we know through 16 years of experience that when parents follow the procedures it really does work.  If cars stay in the line and work their way up to their child, the child is safe from cars and from being lost.  Both are important to us.

If parents park and run across the street, they block the movement of cars and actually put their child in danger.  Running across the street with oncoming cars, even when a parent is holding the child’s hand is dangerous!

Please be cooperative and follow our procedures for picking up and dropping off students.  The few minutes parents think they may say parking and running over to hurry and get their child could cost a life.

Misc. Announcements


Crab Feed

SAVE THE DATE:  February 4, 2017 11TH Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed

What an awesome event for our school! Crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert, raffles, dancing and so much more.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Raffle Committee. If you are creative WE NEED YOU!

Please contact Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157 or email


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Oct. 17 -21

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Beef Lasagna

Thurs – Beef or Bean Tacos

Fri. – Chicken Nuggets


This week students put their map skills to work as they learned about Christopher Columbus and how he sailed to the New World.  They enjoyed learning about the explorer and how some people thought the earth was flat!

As the weather is beginning to get cooler, please remember to check the extra clothes packed in your child’s backpack to make sure they fit and are weather appropriate.  If your child brings a coat or sweater to school, please label them.  Thank you!

Primary Charter

Initial Phase

The cold, wet weather is coming!  This means a lot of jackets, hats, mittens, etc….. When sending your student to school, keep in mind that many extra items can mean a lot of extra management for your student.  A great way to ensure that all items make it home is to label EVERYTHING.

This week has also been a week of illness.  Please remember to keep your student at home if they do not feel well.  As always, student MAY NOT come to school until they have been fever free for a full 24 hours!  Have a great weekend.

Phase 1

What another great learning week in Phase 1!  The students are really enjoying the unit on Native Americans and adding more artifacts to their museum.  This week they learned all about the Woodland Indians, longhouses, wigwams, and canoes.  Next week we will complete our unit.  In Writer’s Workshop many students have begun story writing and are enjoying creating their own characters, settings, plots, and problem/solutions.  Many fall activities will be coming up soon.  Please make sure to check your student’s folder for information.  Please also take some time this weekend to have a discussion about bullying and respect with your student.  Red Ribbon week is coming up and our theme is TLC Family First – RESPECT.

Phase Two

Wow!  What an incredible week for phase two students! Phase Two students had the opportunity to share each other’s Native American projects.  Students visited each other’s rooms and enjoyed seeing what each class did for their project. It was interesting to see the same project presented in different ways!  All students put in a lot of time and effort into their projects and it showed!  Keep up the great work Phase Two!

Our next field trip will be on November 3rd.  Please fill out and return your students permission slip if you haven’t done so already.  They were due today.  You will be receiving chaperone information next week.


Discovery Charter

Haunted High will be held on Friday, October 28th at 5:00 – 6:30 (KID FRIENDLY) in the gym; 7:00 – 10:00 (BIG KIDS AND TEENS).  $7.00 for admission, food (tri-tip, hot dogs, nachos, and more) at an additional cost. ****BOUNCE HOUSES AND CARNIVAL GAMES


SCIENCE CAMP will be here before you know it.  Ms. Pelaez held a Science Camp meeting on Thursday. r She reviewed the Science Camp packet, and other important details about camp.  Please contact Ms. Pelaez with questions:  The cost to attend camp is $350.00 per student.  Students will attend camp the week of January 9th.  (grades 5/6)

Needed – we are in need of a non 5th/6th parent who is a registered nurse to attend Science Camp this year (Jan. 9 – 13). Salary will be discussed when application is provided. Please call (209 )831-5240 and speak to Kay Fagundes or Laura Pelaez


NEWSPAPER (EXPLORATION) : If you would like to read the latest edition to Ms. Zaca’s newspaper class, go to:


Science Olympiad Practice.  Please review your child’s calendar to ensure your child is attending practice as scheduled.

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


Ms. T and Coach Williams        Mrs. Beckner and the                  Ms. Zaca and the      Ms. Rodieck and Ms. Pelaez


In language arts we diagram…….                   In Unity we have great entertainment




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)




Mrs. Zo’s LA- This week was fantastic! We continued on in our reading of Soldier X and debated the pros and cons of driverless cars. The students had so much fun coming up with new ways to improve self-driving cars and loved having the freedom to voice their opinion. Looking forward to doing more of these in the future.


Charter Chatter October 14, 2016


UC Davis and Sacramento State University Field Trip

Today, students grades 10th-12th visited UC Davis and Sacramento State University.



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

Pregnancy Resource Center Annual Banquet October 18 5pm-8:30pm St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center 30 Servers needed Black Pants White Top Contact Cindy Ricksgers

SSCO Recognition Luncheon for Frank Garcia, Jr. Sunday, October 23 noon – 5:30 p.m. Guadalupe Center (126 West 1st Street, Tracy) set-up tables, clean-up, decorate Contact: Esther Kelly at 209-407-0735




Spring Delta College Info

The College Early Start process for Spring 2017 Delta College students have begun.  There was an information meeting held this week with students to discuss the process for applying and registering for classes. Parents of students who are interested in taking classes at Delta College for the Spring 2017 semester need to visit: