Charter Chatter


                                      A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC


Jan. 27, 2017                                                                                                      Vol.23

Virginia’s Voice


The Tracy Learning Center is an organic living community made up of parents, siblings, staff and individual students.  We rejoice in the celebrations and successes of our family each time we hear something of note.  We are proud of the relationship we have with parents and students and the efforts we make to communicate well.  And of course, we feel the sorrow and pain when one of our family members suffers loss or injury.  It seems this month, we have shared a great deal of sorrow.  Our prayers and thoughts are with the families experiencing loss.  We are family; we care and are willing to do what we can to help.


Misc. Announcements


Crab Feed

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.




6th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show Auditions

Audition Forms are available now through January 26th. Auditions will be held the week of January 30 beginning at 4PM. Pick up your form in the Counseling Office, Front Office or from your homeroom teacher. Show Date & Location: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We look forward to seeing all of our talented students!

**Proceeds from the show benefit the class of 2017**



Annual Jog-A-Thon

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 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!




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!


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PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 1/30 – 2/3

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Teriyaki over White Rice

Wed – Beef Sloppy Joes

Thurs –Chicken Taquitos

Fri. – No Meat Spaghetti


Pre K







TK students spent the week in science learning about living and non-living things.  They learned what living things are, what they can do, and what they need to survive. They participated in a voting game to specify if a series of pictures were living or non-living.  Students became experts and were able to sort and classify living and non-living things.  They did a great job learning this week in preparation for some exciting animal studies next week.  We can’t wait to see the students apply their new knowledge in the weeks to come!


Primary Charter



Initial Phase


This week we wrapped up our study of Chinese New Year.  We learned that this year was the year of the rooster, the Chinese fable “the Great Race” Which zodiac was ours, and Chinese New Year traditions.  Students made a red lantern and took them home.   What a fun week!


Phase 1


What a great learning week we had in Phase 1! Students have had a great time learning about Chinese New Year.  It is the year of the Rooster.  Students got to learn what Chinese Zodiac symbol they are. We got to make dragon masks, red envelopes, origami, and learn Chinese numbers.  Chinese New Year begins January 28 and is celebrated for 15 days.  Gong Hey Fat Choy!  Next week we will continue to work on our “How To” essays.  We have many expert writers in Phase 1!  In Math, students continue to develop a deeper understanding of Geometry, shapes, and fractions.  In Language Arts, there have been many engaging and meaningful discussions about their literature books. Please keep reading daily.  We hope to see you at the 11th Annual Crab Feed, Saturday, February 4th.  Donations are still being accepted. Reminder – our talent show is coming up in March!  Auditions are being held the week of January 30th.  Please see your students’ teacher for a form if you are interested.


Phase Two


Students have been busy ‘scientists’ exploring and learning about weather, weathering, erosion, and/or deposition. Ask your student about all the exciting projects and activities they have been doing in their classroom!


Our annual talent show is March 30th!  Auditions are being held the week of January 30th.  If you are interested, please get the form from your students’ teacher.


Remember to 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!


Hope to see you at the Crab Feed on Saturday, February 4th.


There is no school on Monday, February 20th, in honor of Presidents’ Day!.  School will resume Tuesday, February 21st.


Have a great weekend!




Discovery Charter


THIS WEEK….We celebrated Tracy Learning Center.  Having the choice to attend a great school, is a choice we want to celebrate.  Students learned about “Keeping Choice Alive.”  In class, we discussed what choice means, and we agreed, 100%, we all are happy we have choices.  Throughout the week, students created poems, wrote essays and letters, and created cheers.  Each morning, they came in excitedly asking to carry a poster.  They wanted to thank the parents, teachers, and their peers for using their right to choose…Tracy Learning Center as their schools.  Teachers reflected on their choice to teach at Tracy Learning Center.  They talked to students about their choice to work for any school district, and told of the many reasons they choose to teach at TLC.  It was nice to share our common “choice” and love for our fantastic school.







February 2 – Ms. Rodieck’s GENIUS HOUR FAIR – More information to be announced soon


February 9 – DCS Dance – More information to come home (be on the look out)!!

February 17 – SWO is due (review your child’s agenda and information)

February 20 – No School – Holiday

February 21st and 22nd – SWO Job Fair – your child will bring home the date/time of their presentation.




Your child will need a tri-fold board.  If you are unable purchase a board, we will have a limited supply on hand.  Your child may purchase a board from Ms. T for $3.50. 


KLEENEX – lots of sniffles

WIPES – need to sanitize


We want to make sure you understand everything about your child’s education – always feel free to email questions to your child’s teacher(s):


Mrs. Beckner:        Mrs. Hawkins:

Ms. Pelaez:                Ms. Rodieck:

Ms. T:                     Ms. Zaca:

Coach Lopez:             Coach Penirian:

                                Coach Williams:









Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:


It was great to get to go outside for lunch this week. The fields are still closed, however just being out in the fresh air was nice.



DHSP Leadership will be having a Winter Dance on January 27th from 5:30-7 in the gym. Look for pictures in next weeks Chatter.


Social Studies: Important dates for Wax Museum:



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


Wax Museum practice:






Language Arts:

English 78 will took the PSAT on January 23rd.


Language Arts classes are in full swing on the second SWO for this year; a research project that encompasses all aspects of World War II.



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, 7/8 Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace





Charter Chatter January 27, 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

Guiding Outstanding Learners to Discover (GOLD) – July 23 –  August 4, 2017


Click for more information.


College Info

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


Tracy Chamber of Commerce 2017 Chamber Awards Gala – Friday January 27th 4 pm – 10 pm @ the Tracy Community Center.  Pizza will be provided for student volunteers that are staying later than 8 pm and community service hours will be signed off for student participation in this event.  Please sign up in the counseling office for specific duties and shifts.


Poet Christian Crab Feed – Friday, Feb 3, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Tracy Community Center. Volunteers needed: for set up (3:30pm), to serve (6:30pm) and for clean-up (10:30pm) – black and white server attire.

Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) Crab feed – Saturday, February 4, 2017 Tracy Community Center (950 East Street near E. 10th …next to Senior Center, City Hall)  Volunteers: 10 – 12 (please sign up early!) Set-up: 10:00 a.m.- noon Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (will need volunteers between 5 – 5:30 p.m.) Clean-up: 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or