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                                            A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Feb. 3, 2017                                                                                                                                        Vol.24

Virginia Stewart


The crab feed is a great fund raiser and a fun TLC event. Many will have a great time on February 4.  Thank you to those of you who purchased tickets or helped with this event.  Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Baker who have chaired this event each year for the past 11 years.  We appreciate all of the work and time that is put into this event.  We could not do it without  the many volunteers.  Staff, students and parents work hard to make this event special.


Misc. Announcements


Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017



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!





PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week 2/6 – 2/10

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Hamburger Steak and Gravy

Wed – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs –Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – Baked Potato Bar


Pre K


Our study of careers is taking us many new exciting place. This week as a part of our science curriculum we experimented with wind. We hypothesized if our object could be blown by the wind and tested our hypothesis with a fan. We charted our results and now add to our list every day.




We placed masks and other props in our dramatic play area that encourage our students to reenact scenes from the book Goodnight Gorilla. Although this play is lighthearted and fun our students details, and act out major events, characters and settings–all during play!





After learning all about living and non-living things, our TK class went on a journey to do a close study on some animals around the world. They investigated anteaters, meerkats, sea horses, and narwhals! They loved wearing an anteater nose and trying to ‘eat’ ants. Our students realized it was much easier for an anteater to eat 35,000 ants for breakfast than even they could pretend! It was also exciting to have a student become a meerkat lookout and warn their fellow meerkats to burrow as the dangerous eagles were spotted flying nearby! When learning about sea horses, Junior won the challenge to eat the most krill! What a fantastic science week!




Primary Charter


It is bitter sweet that we say good bye to Mrs. Zuniga.  We are so very happy for this new chapter in her life and we cannot wait to meet her baby boy, Xero.  We will miss her while she is gone, but she will return April 24th!


We would like to welcome Mrs. G!  Mrs. G will has worked at Primary Charter School for about a year and we are excited she is now part of our P-6 family.


We hope to see you at the Crab Feed tomorrow.  If you could not make it this year, be sure to save a spot on your calendar for next year.  It is worth it!


We had another wet and windy week in Phase 1.  Tracking the weather has been exciting.  We learned from Punxsutawney Phil that we are going to have 6 more weeks of winter because he saw his shadow.  That is one smart groundhog!  The students really enjoyed coming to school in their pajamas and showing their school spirit.  This week and next week we have been and will be learning all about famous and important Black Americans in history.  During Black History Month we are recognizing the great achievements and contributions Black Americans have made to society.  In Writer’s Workshop students completed a great How to Essay on making pizza.  Next we will learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In math students have learned so much about fractions and will be soon moving on to measurement.  Make sure your student is reading daily and works hard to reach their goal.  Hope to see you at the Crab Feed this Saturday.  Have a great weekend.  J


Our phase 2 classes are learning all about famous people in history.  February is also Black History Month and President’s Day.  We have also picked new 4th grade leadership students and they have a very important job to do this month!  Please make sure your child continues to read…AR goals are due soon!



Discovery Charter



This week in Discovery, we learned many new concepts, read information, worked in peer groups, had boy’s basketball tryouts, Genius Hour presentations, den meetings, and were able to enjoy some outside time when it was not too cold or rainy. 


Top 5 celebrated in unity on Monday.





Basketball Tryouts 6 – 8 grade boys had tryouts this week. They worked hard, hustled, played as a team, and were amazing!




Genius Hour – Ms. Rodieck’s Genius hour presented an array of information to include: healthy food, smoothies, the solar system, WWE, origami, the Earth, magnetic slime and much much more.  Students shared their knowledge while parents, staff members and peers had the fun of learning through the making of items. There were also many delicious treats.









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 for their SWO project.  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:


We really enjoyed a few days of dry weather and playing on the field for recess.



DHSP Winter Dance on January 27th was a great success. Kids had a blast. Thank you to Leadership and Mrs. Dominguez and Mrs. U.


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




Language Arts:

Mrs. Stewart’s English 78 is busy mastering grammar through diagrams of great complexity.  They are working on their research paper related to World War II and are working on learning art and music of the time period as well.  The students took the PSAT89 last week. We all felt it was easier than the ones we practiced.  We have embarked on a new way to do current events…we are reporters and are doing this to improve reading and speaking.  This has taken the place of PSAT practice…so grades should improve in that area.



In Ms. Langston’s room we are continuing our study on                                        themes in our book Soldier X. Students are working hard examining how our main character has changed throughout the book and how the roles of the themes have developed throughout the story. They are making posters which they will present and teach to the class.




The Science classes are learning about Land Forms.

The Social Studies classes are spending time appreciating Black History month and also gearing up for Wax Museum in March.



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. Ulrickson

Language Arts: Ms. Langston

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo

Science: Mrs. Guzman

Social Studies, DHSP Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace


Enjoy your Weekend!





Charter Chatter February 3, 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 here 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 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