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Nov. 18, 2016                                                                                                                                      Vol.16

Virginia’s Voice

To all our students, parents and staff i will you all a Happy Thanksgiving 

I am most thankful for the amazing teachers and support staff i work with every day…. 

A message to our TLC staff,



Thank you for all that you do for our students and for each other. I am very proud to be the director of such a great group of professional people.  I know our students value all that you do for them.

We are outstanding in the work that we do, and we will always strive to be even better.  Enjoy your time off, relax and enjoy time with your families.

Come back ready for the hectic three week run to winter break! Thanks to each of the Primary, and Discovery teachers who completed parent conferences.  Thanks to high school staff for getting ready for finals….it is very hard to believe we are closing in on the end of the first semester.

By the way, Michele said she already has about 100 applications for next year and that does not include many of our Discovery students. Very exciting! 

AND pre-school I completely full with a waiting list. It is an incredible program and I am so pleased we opened it.





Misc. Announcements

Pre-sales for the Daddy Daughter Dance are now closed. If you would like to attend, you may pay $30 per pair ($5 each additional daughter) at the door! Saturday December 3rd, 6pm-8-pm. We will have Corsages for $10 if you pre-order with Coach KV ( by Friday November 25th. Look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

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


As chairperson of this event it’s always important to recognize ROCK STARS!! Tiffany Alexander who runs our raffle committee has already been working hard since August on our amazing donations. We already, have our donation for Disneyland tickets!





 Thanksgiving Week Nov. 21-25  school holidays




PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –Beef and Gravy and mashed potatoes

Wed – Chicken Noodle Casserole

Thurs – Beef or Bean Burrito

Fri. – Chicken Patty Sandwich







We are so thankful to have such a wonderful class of students and families that support our classroom. The students this week learned the history of Thanksgiving and enjoyed a traditional American Thanksgiving feast. Thank you to everyone who made this event such a huge success. We had a wonderful week meeting with everyone during parent/teacher conferences and celebrating our ‘thankfuls’ on Friday. We send our sincere gratitude to you all and wish you a safe and happy holiday week. See you all back on Monday, November 28th!




Primary Charter


What a great way to end our Trimester.  We truly enjoyed our discussions with all of our families.  Our students are really maturing and we are happy with all of the growth.  Enjoy your time off and we would like to wish you all safe travels and happy family time!


Students enjoyed an amazing feast on Friday and celebrated being thankful for everything they have…especially family and friends!  Thank you so much to the parents that donated to our feast to make it so special.  The students decorated place mats, learned about the first thanksgiving, and shared their amazing turkeys!  What an awesome job they did! Thank you for taking the time to meet with your students’ teachers for parent/teacher conferences.  It is so important to us to be able to share your students’ success.


Phase 1 students worked so hard this trimester.  We are proud of them for their progress in math, their creative writing, reaching their AR goals, and being active listeners and participants.  We are also proud of all those students that made Gold, got their name in the excellence box, and earned SWOs this trimester.  Keep up the great work!  Make sure to check your students’ folder for classroom information and upcoming events. We hope you have a safe and restful break!






Save the date!    Primary Music Winter Program 

Thursday, December 15, at 6:30 pm, in the TLC gym

All K-4 students will be performing holiday songs with Mrs. Watson.


The students and I are looking forward to this exciting evening performance!!

More information to follow, as the event nears.

For now, please mark your calendars!



Mrs. Watson

Primary Music Director





Discovery Charter


The DCS Staff would like to dedicate our portion of the Charter Chatter to our Tracy Learning Center families.  


Thank you for choosing to send your child(ren) to Tracy Learning Center.  It is a wonderful place to learn.  Not only are test scores high, and student achievement excellent – it is a safe place where staff and students come together and bond as a family.  Here, your child will learn o be responsible, independent, and confident.  We aspire to develop curiosity about life and concepts, while helping them understand the life-long lessons of fairness and integrity.


As a staff, we agree we are fortunate to teach the best students ever!!! Students in our rooms listen, they are curious, they ask amazing questions, they try hard, and they walk in ready to work.  At recess, they talk to us about their activities, and allow us to become part of their lives.  They come from homes who support us, and who care about our school community.  We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to teach your child(ren) and for your tremendous support.


Have a safe and restful week off.  We will be ready to go when students return!



  • We have the week of November 21st off – be safe, and enjoy your time ☺
  • We return on November 28th



Thank you for attending student/parent/teacher conferences.  If you were unable to attend, your child’s report card was given to them or mailed home.  Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions.


DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE (brought to you by Millennium Athletics):

  • Saturday, December 3rd
  • 6:00 – 8:00
  • Pre-K through 12



Our weeks are amazing……                        


Girls 6th grade Basketball Game against George Kelly.






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)







Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:


If you attended parent conferences you should already have your child’s report card. If you were unable to attend, the student report cards should be arriving in the mail over the break.


Each homeroom in DHSP had a fun and informative class on basic manners this week taught by Mrs. Stewart. What a great opportunity for our students.


Academic Pentathlon:

AP class has been studying all things World War II. This week they recreated a sculpture by Herbert Ferber titled Jackson Pollock . They had a really good time working in clay:




Geometry will be Unit 3 testing this week. Assessment is on parallel lines and transversals. Been an exciting unit full of two column proofs and a whole lot of theorems.


Algebra 1 is working hard on Equations and isolating variables.


Intro to Algebra just unit tested and had an 83% average. The new unit is all about rounding and applying that to real world problems.


Language Arts:


This week, students have been working hard to study their vocabulary in preparation for this Friday’s vocabulary quiz. Students have also been learning and practicing new diagramming concepts. As the concepts grow more and more complex, students are gaining a much deeper understanding into the technical side of the English language.


Social Studies:

It’s the return of the Wax Museum… Mrs. Wallace is super excited about this year’s Wax Museum. Students have already begun to research who they want to portray this year. Be on the lookout for the information/direction packet to be going home after the Thanksgiving break.



Trimester Two SWO will be introduced in the Language Arts classes soon.

Community service hours for Trimester Two have already begun. Make certain to get your forms signed and turned into Mrs. Dominguez as soon as you reach 10 hours. Remember Community Service counts towards 1/2 of your SWO grade each Trimester




This week leadership students hung “Thankful for You Leaves” for each DHSP Student. Students had to find their leaf for a +50 and a reminder that they are appreciated. The students had a fantastic time looking for their leaves.


Washington D.C. 2017!!!



It’s not too late to sign up for the 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 contact Mrs. Wallace at for assistance.


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. Ulricksen

Language Arts: Ms. Langston

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo

Science: Mrs. Ramirez

Social Studies, DHSP Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace


Enjoy your break!








Charter Chatter November 16, 2016



San Francisco State University and FIDM Field Trip

Students attended the field trip Tuesday. They were able to tour both schools in San Francisco.


MHS Financial Aid Information Night!

The MHS Financial Aid Information Night was held on Thursday, November 17th. We would like to thank everyone who attended the event.  Important topics covered in the presentation were types of financial aid available for college and application deadlines. If you were not able to attend you can view the presentation and handouts on the MHS counseling website.


Attention Juniors

There is a free practice SAT test at the Tracy Library on Saturday, November 19th from 8:30-1:00.  You may register online, over the phone or in person.  Note that this is not the PSAT.


Sow a Seed Foundation – Boys to Men Youth Development Conference

Sow A Seed Community Foundation welcomes our esteemed Keynote, Mr. Keena Turner, to the 2016 Boys-to-Men Youth Development Conference. The purpose of Boys-to-Men is to allow successful men, many who have overcome obstacles on their way to success, to address issues of concern for young men in a safe, gender specific environment. This year’s theme, “Hope and Achieve: Against the Odds” is designed enhance the resiliency of our young men by giving the insight on how to enhance their personal strengths and maximize opportunities for personal growth. The conference format includes a keynote and guest speakers, several workshops, catered lunch from Texas Roadhouse, souvenirs, and edutainment. Sample workshop topics include: overcoming life challenges, issues of masculinity, healthy relationships, self-image, leadership, goal attainment, and more. Registration will close on December 2nd!



 Community Service Opportunities

Moose Thanksgiving Luncheon Sunday, November 20 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 6 servers are needed – black and white server attire Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or  MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling