TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Mother’s Day!

      Charter Chatter

                                        A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




May 12, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.36

Virginia Stewart


Thank you for the teachers, parents and students who volunteered to help with the Jog-A-Thon.  It is a wonderful school-wide community event.  The students feel proud and successful.

Bravo to our Primary students for a great chorus performance yesterday.  They are amazing, with an amazing and talented teacher.


Yay! For our Seniors who celebrated Senior Breakfast today. They received their yearbooks today and their caps and gowns!  The end is near.

Super congratulations to all of the students who received awards and scholarships at the annual high school Awards Celebration this week.


Things are moving along and this is a busy time of the year, but it is also so exciting.



Misc. Announcements




Summer Sports Camps

SAVE THE DATE FOR SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS!!!! Registration packets will be sent home next week with more information. The following sports will be held on the dates listed,

Basketball: May 21st – May 26th

Soccer: May 30-June 2nd

Football:  June 5th-June 9th

Baseball: June 12th-June 16th

All camps are open to grades 1st-8th grade. They will be held on campus right after school. Look forward to seeing our future falcons out there!!!




PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packet Payments and Returns


Many envelopes are now overdue. Please bring these in asap!


Dear Parents and Families:


Reading for pleasure, inside and outside of school, has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:


  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills. Talk about books and what your child is reading.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.


Book Fair dates:         Tues. May 16 – Fri May 19

Shopping hours:    7:30am – 8:30am and 3:30pm – 4:30pm each day

Special activities:       Students will preview Mon. May 15th, times tba


Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit:


If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our Online Book Fair at


We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit
our school.


Happy Reading!





PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 15-19

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Nachos Cheese/Chile

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri. – BBQ Beef  or Vegi Burger







open house flyer





Our five butterflies have emerged! The students were so excited to see the process of them coming out of their chrysalis, drying their wings, and watching them use their proboscus to drink nectar from the fruit we fed them. TK did not want to see our need friends go! The class truly enjoyed this life cycle process and have taken a supreme interest in nature. We will be building on this interest throughout the rest of the year.




Primary Charter


Recently we had a student in PCS come down with the childhood disease “Fifth Disease” also known as “Slapped Cheek Disease”.  Typical symptoms of this disease are bright red or rosy cheeks appearing on both cheeks for 1-3 days. This is a very mild disease in which the rash can be preceded by a sore throat, fever and flu type symptoms.  No treatment is necessary.  This disease is highly contagious therefore you should avoid exposure to others especially pregnant women. Those ill are most continuous for several days prior to the rash outbreak so please do sent your child to school if he or she is experiencing these symptoms.







We had a great week, filled with spirit.   Each day, students dressed in spirit wear to include college day, sports day, polka-dot day, Disney day, and Spirit day.  We ended the week with a rally and our annual Jog-A-Thon.


Our week began with our annual TLC Comedy Show. Do yourself a favor and come out next year – this year’s show was HALARIOUS – Pierce Real won first place and Isaiah Woods won second.

Isaiah Woods joked about            While the crowd laughed     Pierce Real joked about life conversations with his dad




OUR RALLY: Thank you Ms. T for throwing a great “party.”  Every teacher participated in a different way, and the students had a blast!!!!! 


Mrs. Beckner, Ms. Zaca, Ms. Pelaez, and Ms. T are egged – a “yolk” earned 2000 for each den and a hardboiled egg earned each den 0.



Students worked hard to make fellow den mates into mummies.



Ms.T and Ms. Zaca announce raffle winners



Our Jog-A-Thon was successful…students worked together and motivated one another…




IN SCIENCE….Ship the Chip winners….


Ms. Rodieck’s Genius Hour presentations were informative and interesting (as always)



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:



DHSP Charter Chatter May 12, 2017


Highlights from the week:

Friday Jog-A-Thon

All students Kinder – 12th grade participated in this annual event

RELAY FOR LIFE! On Saturday, May 20th, between 9am and 10pm, DHSP students, family, and friends are all invited to join the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) students’ Relay For Life team! You can register as a team “Discovery—CJSF” member at:

or just show up anytime the day of the event! Students will be able to earn volunteer hours for supporting this great cause if they check in at the “Discovery—CJSF” team booth and sign-in. If you would like to make a monetary donation on behalf of our team to support the American Cancer Society, you can also do this online using the above link or by contacting Mrs. Prescott at for more information.



Your 8th grade student should have come home on Friday with a package of upcoming 8th grade events:

Friday, June 16th Cosmic Bowling 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Students must be picked up on time.

Wednesday, June 21st 8th grade dance in DHSP quad area 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 22nd Promotion Ceremony 6:30 PM

Friday, June 23rd Great America Be at ACE train by 6:45 AM Return at 8:14 PM (bring sunblock)

All cost and details are in the packet. If money is an issue please see or email

Mrs. Ulricksen or

Mrs. Dominguez or

Mrs. Wallace


Have a Great Weekend!!                     


Charter Chatter May 12, 2017


TLC’s Comedy Central Show

The second TLC’s Comedy Central Show took place on Monday May 8th in the MHS gym. Pierce Real won the $200 cash prize for first place as well as the bragging rights as the new comedy show winner and Isaiah Woods took home $100 for second place.


MHS Awards Ceremony

The MHS Award Ceremony was held on Tuesday May 9th. We had more than 150 awards and recognition at this record breaking event.




Tues May 16th, Wed. May 17th, and  Thurs. May 18th

MHS Finals 7:55am—12:30pm




Fr., May 19th – MHS  only – No School




Friday, May 19th

10am – Graduation Rehearsal – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Student Only)

7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony – St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center (Tickets required for entrance)


Community Service Opportunities


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.


Moose Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 14 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility

Volunteers: 2 dish washers and 4 servers are needed – black and white server attire required; long hair to be pulled back.

Volunteers MUST contact Alex Zamora for scheduling

Contact: Alex Zamora 209-815-6408 or