TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                          A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Sept. 1, 2017                                                                                         Vol.4

Virginia Stewart


We have completed our first month of school.  We are very pleased with the start of the year.  We appreciate parent patience as we deal with construction and road work at the same time.  All of you are doing well.  We have noticed that construction removed the stop sign at the corner of Beverly and Mae, however that is an important stop which should be returned to the corner soon!


Some special things that have happened so far this year:

  • Preschool parents met for a work day last Saturday and beautified the outdoor area.
  • Preschool was voted Best in Tracy
  • TK is off to a fantastic, mature beginning.
  • Kindergarten students look like they have been here for months!
  • Primary students in Phase One and Two are demonstrating great writing and math skills. They continue to have opportunities to be enriched in music, art, and PE and this year we have added Spanish.
  • Discovery students are enjoying studying the music and geography of Africa
  • For the second year, DCS has the advantage of a counselor
  • Discovery students have the new opportunity to learn from our array of enrichment teachers

(music, drama, and technology) and are involved in learning Spanish every day.

  • Picture day was a success
  • Our first fire drill of the year was amazingly successful.
  • MHS is enjoying their new temporary site and had a successful club rush week, first rally, and are beginning their band and athletic events.
  • MHS was awarded a Bronze Medal by US News and World Report for their outstanding results in 2014.

We look forward to new exciting benchmarks of excellence each month.  Thank you for your continued support of our schools.



Misc. Announcements


Board Member Opening

The Tracy Learning Center is now accepting applications for a TLC board member.  All interested applicants please send a letter of interest and a resume to 51 E. Beverly Place Tracy, CA 95376- ATTN: Human Resources.  Board meets once a month.


Next Holiday – Monday, Sept. 4 Labor day


Pre-K and TK Picture Day is Tuesday, Sept. 5th

Order Forms coming home soon


Car line Safety

We are very concerned for the students that are continuing to be dropped off near our construction area. Students are getting out of their cars and walking where there aren’t any sidewalks. This is very dangerous and is a huge risk for your child. Please do not drop off your child or allow your child to walk anywhere near the construction site.


We have had several calls this week about students being dropped off and running across the street. This is so dangerous and we are very worried a child could be hit by a car. Please make your child’s safety your priority! Never ever allow or ask your child to run across the street!



Annual Golf Tournament

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I’m excited for this year’s tournament and the changes that we have made. We will be hosting the 3rd Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament at Dublin Ranch on Sunday September 24th! This tournament will be a 4 man scramble with a two drive minimum. Shotgun will be at 9 am so my Raider fans can get home in time for kick off at 5:30! 49ERS play that Thursday and the Cowboys play Monday so let’s play some golf for a good cause!

If you plan to play, please register no later than September 1st. I have to give my final head count by the 8th. If you could also do me a favor and tell all of your golf buddies about this tournament we’d greatly appreciate it. We have attached the flyer as well as the registration form so you can spread the word whether it is email or social media.

On behalf of Millennium Athletics, we thank you for your continued support!!

Hope to see you soon!

Coach KV

Need a tax write off?? We are still looking for players, sponsors and donations! If you don’t play golf but would like to help the cause we are in need of good raffle prizes! Contact Coach KV kvigil@tracylc.netfor more information.

Millennium Athletics would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our golf tournament:


Falcon Voice


Millennium is in search of “The Voice of the Falcons”! If you’re interested in being an announcer at the JV and V home football games this season, please contact Miss Balsamo at as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Stevi Balsamo
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons





PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Sept. 4

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Sloppy Joes

Thurs – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Fri. – BBQ Beef or Vegi Hamburger





Pre K

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Primary Charter


Initial Phase

What we love about kindergarten so far….


“Recess! I like playing and running with my new friends.” –Adrian


“Meeting all my new teachers!” –Jesse


“I like learning new things!” –Yaretzy


“Art is fun because we can color and draw!” –Bea


“PE is my favorite because we get to play exercise games!” –Briya


Phase 1

This week our first AR goal period for the year began.  Students were given their reading levels and goals.  This AR goal period ends Friday, October 6th. Encourage your student to read 20 minutes every night! At the end of this AR period, students that meet their goals will be recognized and and be able to participate in their classroom’s AR party! Thursday we had our first fire drill of the year! We will continue to practice throughout the year. Remember, there is no school on Monday. Enjoy your three day weekend!


Phase 2

Did you know all of our phase 2 students are reading books about animals?  Our language arts curriculum is always tied to our science and social studies standards.  This trimester in science we are learning about animal groups, habitats and biomes.  Our writing assignments also relate to our books and follow state writing standards.  We also align our field trips and group projects to science.  Primary students are very lucky that they get exposed to so many different subjects during our day!



With the new school year underway, students are having a blast in PE playing Speedball, Ultimate Kanjam and Soft Tennis! Please be on the lookout in “Aeries” for a “Skills Test” for 5/6 & a “Written Test” for 7/8 next Friday. Study Guides & Videos will be provided on our teacher website: for students to refer to as Study Guides WILL BE also printed out and given for Coach Penirian, Coach Easterday and Coach Williams! Friday, September 15th, will be “Football Friday” to kickoff the new football season!!! Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying


“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!





Discovery Girls Basketball Try-Outs
6th, 7th, and 8th grade Girls Basketball tryouts are on Wednesday, September 6th (from 4-4:45pm) and Thursday, September 7th (from 4-5:30pm). Try-out forms should be turned into Coach Easterday by Tuesday, September 5th. Students should attend both days of tryouts. Good luck to everyone trying out!!


The weeks are flying by. Students are busy with projects and assignments and learning new things in all of their classes.  Students are busy with vocal exercises in Drama, and they are working on new songs in Choir.  Technology is busy working with Chrome books and core subjects such as Math, Science,and Language Arts are busy with new assignments and projects.  Spanish continues to perfect their song “Luchin” for their special performance on Monday, September 11th.  On that day, students will enjoy a guest speaker and special Chilean food.  Please see the hand out that went home with your student this week.  For this event, all food needs to be dropped off no later than 10 am.    If you have any questions, you may email Ms. Rapoza at or Mrs. Ernst at  Please be on the lookout for additional information on this special event. Discovery Charter School.



Additional reminders:

Science Camp fund raiser:  Orders due by September 22 to Ms. Pelaez.

Picture Retakes:  Tuesday, October 10







Charter Chatter for the Week of August 28, 2017


General 7 / 8 News:


7/8 Leadership is underway and moving fast planning our first event. Students are excited and their visions are big. I love the enthusiasm and talent in this first trimester group!


CJSF had their first official meeting this week! Members are looking forward to beginning their first community outreach project in the coming weeks.


Language Arts:


This week in Language Arts classes are continuing their study of Africa regions and music. Students are enthusiastic about learning a new culture and look forward to demonstrating their skill as the year progresses. Both classes are making headway in our novel A Long Walk to Water and are enjoying vigorous discussion about the notion of water conservation and war in poverty-stricken areas.





We just finished our fourth week of school at Millennium and have adjusted well to our “new” surroundings. Just a reminder to families that drivers should not be stopping on Corral Hollow to drop off or pick up students or obstructing the exit. Also, students need to wear helmets if they ride bikes to school.  Police officers will be ticketing those who do not wear safety helmets.


Our homework support room is up and running! Homework support is available after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:15pm – 5pm in Mrs. Griffin’s room D2.  It’s a great opportunity for students to work on or received additional help with their homework, or even earn community service hours for tutoring others in need. There is no cost to attend this free resource for homework support.


Upcoming field trip:

The 13th Annual Construction Trades Career Fair and Delta College Campus Tour is fast approaching! Student will have the opportunity to learn about many of the apprenticeships and trades in our area such as welding, electrical, construction management, roofing, and more. This hands on educational tour is an interactive and fun way for students to experience firsthand the variety of trades and benefits of skilled workers in the 21st Century. The event takes place on Friday, September 15th from 9am – 4pm. This field trip is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Cost for bus transportation is $20 – a complimentary light lunch will be provided at the trade fair. Permission slips are available from the main office, the counseling department, or click here:




Community Service


UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY!!! Sunday, September 10 – 9/11 fundraiser – 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Nirvaana (1005 E. Pescadero Ave, Suite 101, Tracy – outlet mall)

2-4 Volunteers needed to clean facility before the event, set up tables and chairs, greet and seat guests, and tear down for Tracy Fire Department and Tracy Police Department 9/11 fundraising event.

Contact: Jass Sangha 209-740-6020 or


College Info

SAVE THE DATE: PSAT (Premilinary SAT) testing for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be on Saturday October 14th from 7:30am to 12:00pm.  As soon as materials arrive, we’ll begin taking registration and signups for the test. The cost is $18.00.  Space is limited, therefore it is important that your student sign up when announcements are made.


Class of 2018 Senior Info

Senior information packets were mailed out this week. Important information regarding graduation, senior portraits, dates and deadlines were enclosed. Updated information will also be available on our website  Parent that would like to be added to our senior newsletter email list can email: or


***We are awaiting a confirmed graduation date from our facility request. Currently, a tentative date is scheduled for either Friday May 25th or Saturday May 26th. Once again, all graduates will be given 8 tickets for entry. Additional ticket requests will not be available due to facility capacity. The location of graduation will be at: Holy Family Center at 12100 W. Valpico Road Tracy, CA 95377