Charter Chatter

                                          A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




May 26, 2017                                                                                                     Vol.38

Virginia Stewart


The graduation of the class of 2017 was wonderful.  The speakers were amazing and the band was perfect. The audience was respectful and no one would have asked for more!  The special part of the ceremony was noticing that for the first time we had NINE students who began in our first Kindergarten class who stayed with us for the full 13 years.  The original Kindergarten, taught by Mrs. Woods, had 20 students.  I remember it well.  We started out thinking Kindergarten needed a shorter day and within the first month changed our minds since they were eager and we had so much we wanted to teach them.


Meanwhile, before graduation, our move of the high school to our alternate location went off without much trouble.  The students and staff helped Mr. Hepner with the move and we were done in two days.  The FASTTRACK began on Monday and is going very well.  Thanks for the parents who are dropping off students at MHS site.  You are doing well with the drop off and pick up rules.  The students and staff are enjoying the new site.





Misc. Announcements


All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Any remaining medications will be disposed of


Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12noon

MHS              released at 12:30pm (regular Fast Track time)

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week May 29-June 2

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Bean Tostadas

Thurs – Mac and Cheese and Garlic Bread

Fri. – Beef or Veggie Burger












This week our TK students held their Spring Musical. Everyone looked wonderful and came to school ready to perform!  Mrs. Watson has been working with our TK students daily and their progress shows! We have a great group of confident and musical students. Thank you to Mrs. Watson for sharing your love of music and knowledge with our students. We know they will have continued success with you next year in kindergarten! Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend this fun show!



Primary Charter


We are in the home stretch! There are only 4 weeks of school left! There will be many fun and important events coming up in June. Please make sure to check your child’s folder every week. Mark you calendars for the annual PCS Evening of Excellence! It will be at 6:00 on June 14th. This is an open house where our students showcase some of their best work. There will also be a music performance at 6:30 in the Primary unity area. We hope to see you there!
Our phase 2 students are finished with state testing. They did a great job and we appreciate their determination and effort!





  • June 2nd – Siberian Den – A bus and a movie
    • Siberian Den students will bring home a permission slip for a bus ride and a movie. They earned “TOP DEN” of trimester 2, and will enjoy a nice activity for their positive, dedicated efforts.
  • June 7th – 6th Grade Breakfast 9am-11am
    • DCS 6th Grade students and their parents/guardians (no siblings or additional guests) are invited to have breakfast with students and staff.
      • Invitations were sent home. Please call if you did not receive your invitation: Mrs. Hawkins 209-712-7361
    • June 16th – DCS/DHSP Awards Ceremony
      • Parents/Guardians of students receiving awards will receive an invitation







 Weekly Winners – 



English 78 is preparing for the play called: This is War in 22 scenes.  The students will be presenting this mulitmedia presentation to Discovery and will be making a video for the county.  They are expected to invite at least one family member to attend the night performance.  The performance is June 6 at 6:30 in the gym.  At the end of the play, presentations of awards for the class level Pentathlon will be awarded.



Our first annual DHSP-CJSF Relay For Life team event was a HUGE success! Last Saturday, we had 30 students from DHSP and Millennium HS come out to support the “Discovery—CJSF” Relay For Life team. What an AMAZING turn out, despite temperatures reaching into the mid-90s!!! Whew, it was hot! From 9am until 10pm students walked laps, volunteered where needed, supported other teams and their booths to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, took part in the many fun activities offered (like the dunk tank!), and collected a total of $118 in donations. Next year the students have even bigger ideas planed for participating, so stayed tuned and make sure to join the next time!





Report Cards

Spring semester report cards were mailed out this week.  If you did not receive one for your student, please contact the office to verify your mailing address.  Grades are also available on Aeries.


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.


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 or to make up any SWOs. 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.


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 was held on Friday after the end of Fast Track.


Graduation Photographs

The Photographic Art Studio photographed graduation on Saturday. Below is a link to photos available for purchase from the graduation ceremony.


Tracy Police Department Summer Leadership Program

July 10th – July 21st – Tracy Police Department – Space is limited to 24 students:

Requirements for Entry into Program: 2.5 minimum GPA, Letter of recommendations from a teacher, principal, coach, etc., Must be incoming high school sophomore, junior or senior, Must live within the city of Tracy or rural area of Tracy.

Applications are available at the front counter of the Tracy Police Department. Any questions please contact Officer Abercrombie at 209-831-6647.


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.