TLC Charter Chatter

    Charter Chatter

                                    A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




June 2,  2017                                                                                                      Vol.39

Virginia Stewart


We are down to just a few more weeks of school and students are still very busy completing projects, finishing Fast Track, preparing for promotions and moving up a grade next year. Our staff is working hard completing enrollment for next year and are already getting exciting about incoming classes.


I would like to take this time to especially thank the parents, staff and students for another successful year at the Tracy Learning Center.  It has been a good year.  Although we have had some big changes, we have all handled these changes well.


Misc. Announcements


All Medications

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

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.



Early Release Last Day – June 23, 2017

PCS                released at 11:30am

DCS/DHSP    released at 12 noon

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

Kids Club is Open

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week June 5-9

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – BLT or Turkey Sandwich

Wed – Chicken or Cheese Quesadilla

Thurs – Chicken Fettuccine

Fri. – BBQ Beef Hot Dog





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Please mark your calendars for TK’s Evening of Excellence. This will be held in our classroom on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6pm-7pm. We hope to see you all there!


Primary Charter


Initial Phase


This week we have had special visitors in our classroom!  We have visited with firemen, a sheriff, a nurse, health and safety, and animal control!  We had fun climbing on the fire truck, looking in the sheriff car, petting kittens and puppies, how to stay safe and healthy, and learning all about what nurses do!  We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our families who volunteered their time to present.  It was also apparent that these families put a lot of time and consideration into what they were presenting.  We are looking forward to our field trip, which will only help us learn even more about what makes a community great!



Phase First


Phase 1 students had a great field trip to the zoo!  They got a chance to visit the animal that they will be doing their report on.  There was so much to see and learn.  Some students even had the chance to touch some of the more exotic animals.  We can’t wait to see the final report all put together.  In Science the students are learning all about what an engineer is.  They are then going to go through the process of an engineering task and design an actual musical instrument.  We are excited to see what they create.  There are many projects happening in Math and Language Arts as students are bringing together what they have learned all trimester.  There are many activities scheduled for this month.  Please make sure you check your student’s newsletter and green folders for upcoming events and dates.  It was a great kick off to summer almost being upon us as the students dressed in their final spirit wear and celebrated “Beach Day!”  Keep your student focused….we still have 3 more weeks of school!

Phase Two


Wow!  Phase showed school spirit and looked ready to hit the beach and catch some waves!  Great job with school spirit!  Students are doing a great job with their Gold Rush Project!  Students are working hard on competing their essay, visual, costume, and creating their Gold Rush Town.  We will visit each other’s town and Phase one will also be touring our towns!!  We can’t wait for Sneak Peak! Sneak Peak will be on Wednesday, June 7th.


June 14th – 6:00 pm Evening of Excellence!  6:30 Phase 2 music performance at the unity area








  • June 7th – 6th Grade Breakfast
    • 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 15th – Staff/6th Grade Student game (time TBA)
    • June 16th – DCS/DHSP Awards Ceremony
      • Parents/Guardians of students receiving awards will receive an invitation
    • June 23rd – Last day of school – release time for DCS is 12:00 (Kids Club will be open)


Today, MHS graduates talked about their time at Tracy Learning Center, their graduation, volunteer hours, community service, SATscores, acceptance letters, and their journey from TLC to college and career. They were amazing!!!







Ms. Langston

This week in Fine Arts and Crafting, students are completing their ABB (Anything But Brushes) project and having a blast! (*Below: Anton paints with his face)


In Language Arts, students are honing their writing skills. They are improving their abilities to write an effective and detailed thesis statement, adding in power words, and utilizing transitional words and phrases with skill. Their essays will be due Friday! (*below: students practice writing thesis statements)













Mrs. Cerezo


This week in Language Arts we are presenting the Top 40 speeches of the 20th century and discussing their impact on history. Students have memorized a portion of their speech and have written their own speech to present to the class. They are doing a wonderful job! (Pictured below: Itzel Heredia practicing her speech)





MHS Car Line Information

Please do not park or drop off students on Corral Hollow Rd.

Construction has begun and tickets will be issued to those vehicles dropping students off on Corral Hollow.  Fines are double in construction zones.


Charter Chatter June 2, 2017



Senior Walk

Some seniors from the Class of 2017 returned Thursday in their caps and gowns to visit the Discovery and DHSP classrooms to discuss their post high school plans and to bestow advice about navigating high school and college.


Report Cards

Spring semester report cards were mailed out last 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. Please be aware of the construction taking place on Corral Hallow Rd. and plan accordingly to ensure your student makes it to school on time. 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 click here for important need to know dates.


We will be hosting a placement assessment on campus on Wednesday, June 7 at 1pm in room A-2. Signups are on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.



Graduation Photographs

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


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.