TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




May 19, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.37

Virginia’s Voice


Special congratulations to the parents and the students of the class of 2017.  It is an important milestone in one’s life to leave high school.  Suddenly, things are less structured and the drive to complete things is now square on the shoulders of the graduate.  For those leaving for college, there are many adjustments ahead.  For those leaving for the Military, go in God’s speed and love.  For those signed up for community college and vocational training, it is important to keep yourselves focused on your goals and to make sure you are fulfilling those goals.  There are fewer adults guiding your path than some of the other avenues after high school.


In the end, we all wish our graduates focused freedom, fulfillment of dreams and goals and a commitment to helping to make the world a better place regardless of the paths each of them travel.


Misc. Announcements

Summer Sports Camps

THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION!  Our apologies for those who signed up, we hope to host similar events in the future


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 22-26

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Bean or Bean Burritos

Thurs – Meatball Sandwich

Fri. – BBQ Beef  Hot Dog





This week in TK students learned about conservation and keeping our planet clean. Students explored ways common items were repurposed and recycled.  They learned about trash and litter and how dirty our environment can become from garbage. The highlight of the week was meeting a very special friend, Wasteful Wally. Wally did not know how to recycle or keep the earth clean and the students were able to teach him all about these important things!




Primary Charter


Initial Phase


This week in Initial Phase, students began research on butterflies. We are exploring new words associated with butterflies such as; migrate, nectar, metamorphosis, and thorax.  Student conduct research, compile a graphic organizer, and create a report complete with a labeled diagram. Who knew butterflies could teach us so much!


Phase Two


We are so proud of our students and how well they did during testing this week!  This week we worked on the Language Arts section of the test. Next week, students will work on the Math sections.  Please make sure your student continues to have a healthy breakfast at home.  Also, please make sure they have a good night sleep and are well rested.  Great job Phase 2!


5/23 – 5/26:  State Testing! Suggested Donations: Healthy snacks for testing

5/29/16:  No School!  Memorial Day!




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 19, 2017

Top Point Earners for the week:


Social Studies finished up their Unit on Gettysburg and took the Unit Final. We are on to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the next few weeks.


This week, students are wrapping up state testing for the year. As we get back into our regular rhythm in the classroom, students continue their study in Farewell to Manzanar. This week, we have begun a project on characterization, in which students must identify and expound on the distinctive nature that makes up one of our three major characters in the book. They began with a group poster project that em-“body”-ied the relevant features of one of the three characters, and they will write an essay individually that explores one of the characters in depth.




RELAY FOR LIFE! Reminder, this Saturday, May 20th, between 9am and 10pm at West High School, DHSP students, family, and friends are invited to join the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) students’ Relay For Life team! This event is open to all students and provides them with an amazing opportunity to earn volunteer hours supporting the American Cancer Society. To earn volunteer hours students need to check in at the “Discovery—CJSF” team booth to sign-in and out anytime throughout the day. Temperatures on Saturday are predicted to be in the mid to high 90s, so please make sure you’re dressed appropriately, have plenty of sunscreen on, and stay hydrated! See you Saturday!





DCS PE Department:


Here are some snap shots of last Friday’s Jog-A-Thon.


​Thanks to our parents,


and PE Department it was a huge success!

Next week, we will announce our top runners from the Jog-A-Thon!​







Fast Track

The regular year has come to an end and Fast Track began Monday, May 22nd and will run until Friday, June 23rd. We will continue to begin each morning with Unity at 8:15am with classes ending at 12:30pm.


FAST TRACK is a MANDATORY program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course. Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the FAST TRACK school day unless they have been approved to volunteer on campus.  Your student’s schedule for FAST TRACK was mailed home in April.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session.  Students should expect an hour of homework each day.


Just a friendly reminder that daily on time attendance is crucial during Fast Track.

Four tardies is equal to one full day of absence.  Any combination of tardies and/or absences of more than 2 days will result in an automatic failing grade regardless of the reason.  We appreciate your support in promoting the importance of attendance and punctuality with your child.


Fast Track is also a great time for students to complete community service hours. The deadline to turn hours in for the 2016-2017 school year is the last day of Fast Track, Friday, June 23rd.  Any hours volunteered after Fast Track will need to be turned in when the regular school year resumes.




*** PLEASE NOTE:  FAST TRACK will be held at Millennium’s new temporary site located at the I.G.C.G. campus, located at 1904 N. Corral Hollow Road in Tracy.  Please see below for a map of its location relative to Tracy Learning Center’s main site at 51 E. Beverly Place. ***





Fall College Early Start

Current juniors who are required to take a class at Delta in the Fall have been informed of our College Early Start Form deadline, which is Thursday, June 15th.  Information about the College Early Start program is available on the Counseling Office website, and all needed paperwork is now available in the Counseling Office.  For those who will be taking their first college class in the fall, an informational meeting will be scheduled soon after the start of Fast Track.



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.