TLC Charter Chatter

  Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Apr. 7, 2017                                                                                         Vol.33

Virginia Stewart


I am so proud of how strong our TLC students finished this 2nd Trimester.  You all deserve a restful spring break and I look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks to finish out the year.


And a big congratulations to our Math Olympiad Team – Excellent Job on a 1st Place finish!!

Misc. Announcements


Spring Break

Begins Monday Apr. 10th and students return to school on Monday, April 24, 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!


PGE Work / Limited Traffic on Beverly

Please be aware that PGE will be working on Beverly for the next several weeks and will only allow limited car traffic. Please plan accordingly and of course give yourselves extra time for delays.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Apr. 24 – 28

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Parmesan and pasta

Wed – Baked Potato, Broccoli, Cheese and Bacon Bar

Thurs – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Fri. – BBQ Hot Dog



Pre K

We are busy getting into a new investigation. Our students have been very interested in flowers they’ve been seeing outdoors. We plan to take a walk and observe flowers in the neighborhood closely. We are excited to see what your children discover as we begin an in-depth study of flowers.


We need help! If you have a job related to flowers—as a florist, lawn care provider, landscape architect, nursery worker, gardener, or hardware store employee—please let us know. If you have a “green thumb” and a knack for growing flowers as a hobby, we would love for you to share your talent with us.


On April 19th, we will be arranging flowers in our classroom. We would appreciate any blossoms from your yard or home that you can share with us. For our ongoing study, we will also welcome flowering plants, cuttings, seeds, containers, and potting soil.


During this study, we will be observing flowers closely, learning the names of flowers and their parts, discovering the basic needs of flowering plants, finding out how living things depend on each other, and gaining respect and appreciation for our natural world.


As we study flowers we will be learning science and social studies concepts that will be important throughout your child’s school career. We also will be using skills in literacy, math, art, and technology. In addition, we’ll use thinking skills to investigate, solve problems, and make predictions.


We are proud to announce that our full time enrollment for next school year is full. But we still have spaces in our brand new half day program beginning in August. Please schedule a tour with us an ensure your space in the 2017-18 school year!


If you have questions please contact Alejandra Garcia (209) 229-1575






This was a busy week in TK! We started the week with an egg hunt and the students had a blast! We had over 600 eggs for our students to race toward, find, and count. We also got to sit down for parent teacher conferences, which is one of our favorite times of the year! We love sharing the progress we see in your children and we are so excited to finish the rest of the year together.  Thank you for coming in and talking to us. Working as a team will help your children have the most success on their academic journey!  We hope you all have a happy, restful, and wonderful spring break!



Primary Charter


 Initial Phase


We would like to wish all our Primary families a safe and happy Spring Break.  When we come back we will work hard to get ready for first grade!  Thank you for all of your kind words at conferences!
We enjoy our time with our parents and even more we enjoy hearing about our impact on these very special people we have grown to love.  We would also like to extend a special thank you for all of the support our Primary parents
give us.  Without parent support, our students couldn’t be doing as well as they are.

Phase 1


Phase 1 students are ready for Spring Break!  What an exciting week they had.  We had so much fun on our egg hunt.  Thank you to the parents that donated eggs for our special event.  The students were so excited to find the treasures.  What a great turn out for our Spirit Wear.  It was perfect that the students also had spring pictures.  They looked great.  The Vocabulary Challenge was very exciting.  It took a long time to determine the winner because there were so many students that did well.  Congratulations to the winners!!!!  We also finished our Solar System Project.  They turned out beautiful.  We are proud of all of our students.  Many students also attended their AR party for reaching their AR goal.  Great Job!  Have a great Spring Break.  See you on Monday, April 24th.


Phase Two


This week started off strong with our science fair projects! Students were able to see each other’s awesome work by visiting each other’s classroom!  We were so impressed with the amazing creativity and ingenuity of our young scientists!  When we return from break we will begin our social studies unit on the California Gold Rush.  Our field trip to Columbia will be on Thursday, May 4th.  Please remember to return your student’s field trip permission slips as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support during our Read-a-thon Fundraiser!  Our school was able to raise $9,939.71!  Congratulations to all the winners and P3 for winning the classroom party!  We want to thank you for taking the time to meet with during parent teacher conferences!  Have a fun and relaxing Spring Break!  Spring Break is from April 10th – April 21st.  School Resumes Monday April 24th.

PCS Read-a-thon!

Thank you for your support during our 1st annual Read-a-thon!  PCS raised a total of $9,939.71!!  Wow!! Great job PCS!  The following are the result of our Read-a-thon:

Top PCS Reader: Ethan K. 3,046 min.

Top PCS Fundraiser: Patrick B. $1,056


TK:                  Top Reader:  Katie L. 1,241 min.

Top Fundraiser: Daniel R. $369


Kinder:           Top Reader: Emma G. 1,750 min.

Top Fundraiser: Cecilia $220


P2:                  Top Reader:  Abby O. 570 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Alex F. $118.50


P5:                  Top Reader:  Montavy S.  528 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Thoa T. $200


P7:                  Top Reader:  Julian A. 805 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Marco Williams $125


P1:                  Top Reader: Jessica J. 805 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Kaylah A. $528


P3:                  Top Reader:  Ethan K. 3,046 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Patrick B.  $1,056


P8:                  Top Reader:  Cindy 2,400 min.

Top Fundraiser:  Harold F. $162



TK & K:                      TK – $1,283


Phase 1:                    P5 – $964.80


Phase 2:                    P3 – $2,898.11


Music Notes


Mark your calendars!!  Our Primary Spring Music Program will be on Thursday, May 11.  All K-4th grade students will be encouraged to perform.  All performances will be in the TLC gym.  The Kindergarten students will perform at 1:00 pm.  Phase 1 and Phase 2 students will perform in the evening, beginning at 6:30 pm.  More details to come after our Spring Break.  See you at the concert!


Mrs. Watson



Discovery Charter



Wishing you and your family a safe, enjoyable, and restful spring break. Below depicts our very busy, yet very enjoyable and successful week:



On April 1st Math Olympiad proved to be a dynamic event with DCS students taking first place:




Top of the top: Fifteen students tied for the top team!!!

First Place…in all of San Joaquin County

Highest score at the San Joaquin County Math    Julian, Austin, Hanh, Camden, and Micahel. 

Tournament.  Our very own, Michael, Austin      CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Julian, Michelle, and Camden (1/3 of the

Winners were DCS students).  They Rock!                                                                           


A NIGHT OF POETRY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Our poetry event was FANTASTIC!!!! From poems, to songs, to comedy acts and dancing – we saw it ALL.


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Ms. Rodieck and students held a USO Show, which featured entertainment and deserts 

Mrs. Hawkins’ and students invited guests to attend a Night Under the Stars, filled with snacks (proceeds were donated to our future Falcon Football Field

Our special guest, Mr. Woods, spoke to our students and audience about the history of the Poetry Fest, and other aspects of TLC.  Mr. Woods comes to us with great knowledge and provides motivation to students across each of our schools.


Joseph, Travis, and Camden recited a poem as a trio while Pierce, was a one man comedy show

Emily and Jaena sang Beauty and the Beast


DCS students, coached by Coach C performed a dance for the DHSP rally




TLC’s 3rd Annual Jog- A-Thon – WHOOT WHOOTT!!!!  THIS IS A GREAT FUNDRAISER!!!!!! (and it is super healthy)


WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE: OUR 3rd ANNUAL JOG-A-THON will take place on May 12th.

Envelopes will be sent home next Friday, April 7th. Please be on the look-out for more details as the event approaches. If you have questions, Coach Penirian-


SWO –Help your child prepare for his/her Dedicated DCS Student SWO by taking pictures at home.  He/she will need 6 pictures for their scrapbook.  Pictures may include your child helping with chores, working on projects/homework, extracurricular clubs/sports, fundraising, etc.


Their SWO project for their Life-Long Learner will include writing a letter of introduction to a college of their choice.  Teachers will assist students during school hours.  Students will also create a resume.  The letter and resume will be mailed to the admissions office.  We hope students hear back from their colleges.





Spring Break – Begins Monday, April 10th. Students return to school on Monday, April 24th.

April 22 – ACADEMIC PENTATHLON – At East Union High School, Manteca

1st two weeks of MAY – State Testing


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:




Can’t believe that the end of trimester two is finally here. Be looking for your student’s report card to come in the mail over break. Speaking of break enjoy your two weeks off!! School resumes on Monday, April 24, 2017. What a busy week! Monday started off with the top den earners being recognized, followed by a Fantastic Spring Rally.






Charter Chatter April 7, 2017


College Early Start- Important Update!!!!!

Any students interested and/or required to take a Delta College Class this summer can pick up their CES packet in the counseling office.  CES forms for summer classes are due to the Counseling Office by Friday, May 5th and there are multiple steps students must take in the process before they can complete this form.  More information is available on our website:


IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE:  Beginning with classes taken in Summer of 2017, Tracy Learning Center will reimburse students/parents for the cost of tuition provided students pass with a B or better.  A grade of C in a Delta class will no longer qualify for reimbursement.


City of Tracy – Summer Part-Time Opportunities

The City of Tracy is hiring part-time Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards, ages 15 and up.  Applicants must be certified in Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, with additional requirements for Senior Lifeguards.  For more information please visit the Counseling Office.


Youth Advisory Commission

The Tracy Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) is seeking new members.  This is a select group of teens who communicate with various departments within the City of Tracy to provide a voice to our community’s youth.  If you are interested please visit the Counseling Office for an application.  Students in grades 9-11 are welcome to apply.  Applications are due April 27th.


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


SENIORS– Community Service hours are due Friday, April 28th, 2017 for graduation!!!


Snack Club Program at TK Site and TK – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm or until 6:30pm 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


Snack Club Program at TLC Mon-Friday 3:30pm- 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center. High school students are needed to help with snack club program. Please see Ms. A in the counseling office for an application.


The Grand Foundation Student Film Festival Saturday, April 8, 2017

All Day event 4 hour shifts available at the Grand Theatre. Duties could include taking event tickets and handing out wristbands; manning door and checking for wristbands for in and out privileges, helping with the “viewers choice award” vote collecting, help set up the event, take down of the event, being a runner, etc. please iMessage or text Cynthia Souza at 209-914-6763


Women’s Event Saturday, April 8th 5:00-8:00 pm

Students Arrive: 3:00 pm Students Leave: 9:00 pm Grace Church Address: 1330 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy, CA 95376 Setting up tables, serving, cleaning up after the event. Need: 20-25 students
Clothing: Black dress pants or skirt, white shirt. Contact Christina Adams


Love Tracy Day Saturday, April 9 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon TBD Volunteers needed – Information and sign-up online: Contact: Grace Paget 408-314-813 or email


Moose Children’s Easter Party Sunday, April 9 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility 8 volunteers needed to help decorate, set-up, clean-up, and assist children with various activities. Activities: face painting, egg hunting, and cookie decorating. May need someone to dress up as the Easter Bunny, too!

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or


Please visit the website for more opportunities.