TLC Charter Chatter
Jan. 13, 2017 Vol.21
The student of stay science camp and away science camp both enjoyed a wonderful experience and I am sure are pleased to be back to normal on Tuesday. It is a rich and rewarding experience and one our students rarely forget.
The sun was out on Friday giving the students a chance to run off energy and to feel the pleasure of outdoor eating once again.
Tickets for the annual crab feed are on sale. This Feed is one of our largest fund raisers of the year and a good time is had by all. Tickets usually sell out, so be sure to get yours soon.
Please be certain to check student grades often if your student is in grades 5 to 12. Grade checking is possible on Aeries and parents and students who check grades often usually have better grades in the end.
Mrs. Stewart has purchased Two 2017 Crab Feed Tickets which we will be raffling off as an additional fund raiser for this year’s Crab Feed.
Tickets can be purchased in the office for $10 or 3 tickets for $20. We will sell these tickets until Jan. 26th and will draw the winning ticket on Friday Jan. 27, 2017. A minimum of 10 tickets must be sold or raffle will be canceled and money returned to purchaser.
One ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive these Two Crab Feed Tickets for this year’s event.
The jog-a-thon is going school wide this year! With that said, I am in need of more sponsors. If you are a business owner and would like to advertise your company on our race day shirts, please contact me at email@example.com. I will get you more information on how you can become a proud sponsor of this great fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support!
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!
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!
|PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Jan. 16-20
Mon. – Holiday
Tues. – Pizza
Wed – Meatball Sandwich
Thurs – Bean and Bean Burrito
Fri. – Chicken Nuggets
We are discovering so many wonderful things about winter this month as we explore how it changes the environment, how it changes us, and how it changes animals. This week we’ve been exploring winter foods and clothes and getting creative with indoor snow play on this wet and windy week!
This week in Initial Phase we celebrated our 100th day of school! Students did a wonderful job on their capes, 100 day hats, 100 day write, and 100 day art project. We are now half way through the school year. Each day we are closer to first grade. We work very hard each day to prepare our students for the rigor that is ahead of them. We are pleased with their progress and we are sure the transition will be seamless!
Phase 1 students had a great week celebrating the 100th day of school! We loved seeing all the creative necklaces! Students learned about the number 100 all across our curriculum. What a great accomplishment for our students to be halfway through the school year. In Writer’s Workshop students have begun their Procedural Writing with How to Make a Pizza. With so many other things our students are experts on, it will be fun and interesting to read their creative work. There have been some Internet issues in some classrooms which have affected students’ ability to take AR quizzes. Please be sure that teachers will make appropriate adjustments to their goals. Please continue to read daily. Don’t forget…the Crab Feed is coming up February 4, 2017. Reserve your table now before it sells out! Monday, January 16th is a holiday. No school on that day. Have a great 3 day weekend.
Wow! We have reached the 100th day of school! Our students did a great job making shirts that represented the number 100! They were creative and fun!
Mark your calendars! Our next spirit day is Friday, February 3rd. On this day, students will show their school spirit by wearing their pajamas to school!
Please remember there is no school on Monday, January 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. School will resume Tuesday, January 17th.
Have a great weekend!
The week of Science Camp and Stay Camp has been an amazing experience on so many levels for every student in DCS. Science Camp found students at the beach, walking through trails in the rain, learning about the many natural elements in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Students spent time together in their cabins, the outdoors, on hikes, and while learning. Please visit http://pelaezscience.weebly.com/science-camp.html to see additional pictures of Science Camp.
At Stay Camp, students created paintings, made piñatas, bowled, took a city bus to the movie theater, and ended their week playing games, watching a movie, singing karaoke, experiencing dance offs, and playing late into the night.
Mr. Woods talked to students about sports, hygiene and life, successes, and his reasons for teaching.
Mrs. Hatch talked to students about dental careers.
January 16 – School Holiday (Martin Luther King Day)
Discover High School Prep
Another week of rains and rainy day schedules. The kids have adapted quite well to being indoors so much.
DHSP Leadership will be having a Winter Dance on January 27th from 5:30-7 in the gym. If any parents would like to help chaperone or help in any way, please contact Mrs. Dominguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies: Important dates for Wax Museum:
Monday/Wednesday, January 9/11 ……… Copy of Written Monologue turned into Mrs. Wallace (the Book)
10 points (classwork) p. 72 in Agenda
Monday/Wednesday, January 23/25…… Monologue Memorized, ½ or more of board complete
25 points/ 10 points (project) p.76 in Agenda
Monday/Wednesday, February 6/8……..Trifold/Set completed
25 points (project) p.80 in Agenda
Monday/Wednesday, February 13/15……….Costume and props check
15 points (classwork) p. 82 in Agenda
Date to be determined………Costume and props turned into class
25 points (project) p.84 in Agenda
March 7, 8, 9 Daytime Presentations in the gym
75 points (tests/quizzes) pg. 84 in Agenda
Evening performances to be determined (Den Points) p. 84 in Agenda
English 78 will take the PSAT on January 23 from 2:10 to 4:45. This is the first time the students will see how well they score on a test that is the entry level SAT form for applications for college. They have practiced all year and are showing some improvement but the most improvement comes from learning grammar and learning to read non-fiction for more detail. Of course another key is developing a significant vocabulary.
Language Arts classes are beginning to work on the second SWO for this year; a research project that encompasses all aspects of World War II.
Our Language Arts class is doing the same. We are also learning how to incorporate evidence from our article in our comparative writing.
Geometry is working on Patty Paper Constructions, which has been so much fun.
Algebra is diving into graphing linear equations; so far the kids are dominating the slope formula.
Intro to Algebra is learning how to make equivalent fractions and simplify. This is a new concept to some, but many are doing phenomenal.
If you do not want your student to have his/her photo published please notify Mrs. Wallace at email@example.com
Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.
Math: Mrs. Dominguez firstname.lastname@example.org
Math: Mrs. Ulrickson email@example.com
Language Arts: Ms. Langston firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo email@example.com
Science: Mrs. Ramirez firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace email@example.com
Enjoy your three day Weekend!
Charter Chatter January 13, 2017
January through March, Mrs. Stewart and the counseling staff will be meeting with all students for their annual counseling review. During this meeting fast track classes and next year’s schedule will be planned. Only 10th grade parents will be invited for an appointment. Time is extremely limited and we encourage 10th grade parents to rearrange schedules as necessary to attend their scheduled time. Appointment letters were mailed with the first semester report cards.
COSMOS- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science
Want to spend a month on a college campus exploring topics in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Application period is from January 17th – February 17th, 2017. Dates for the program are July 9-August 5, 2017 *UC Irvine ends on August 4, 2017* For more information please visit https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main
Guiding Outstanding Learners to Discover (GOLD) – July 23 – August 4, 2017
College bound seniors: most colleges will be notifying applicants the status of their admission in early Spring by either mail or online via the student portal on each individual college’s web site. We anticipate hearing about the acceptance letters. All students accepted to a college or university should let the Counselors know as soon as they are notified. Best of luck to all of those who applied!
Community Service Opportunities
Snack Club Program at TK Site – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center TK Site (238 West Grant Line Rd). High school students are needed to help with snack club program Contact: Mrs. Tyler firstname.lastname@example.org
Moose Crab Feed Dinner – Friday, January 20, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Tracy Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility. Volunteers needed: 2 dish washers and 6 servers are needed – black and white server attire. Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling **Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or email@example.com**