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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Oct. 13, 2017                                                                                                                                Vol 10

Virginia Stewart


Homecoming Reflections

This past week, we celebrated homecoming.  What makes the Tracy Learning Center homecoming so unique is the inclusion of all of our students from preschool to seniors in high school.  It is a wonderful sight to see all of our classes and teachers preparing for the parade and other events.

The parade is a unifying event as the little ones begin the parade with all of their enthusiasm and pride and as the parade progresses the crowd is in awe of the band and color guard who perform at a high level of excellence.  The parade began with a sign that said, “Please be advised, TLC is under construction.”  Originally that sign was made to let the public know why we did not have the usual large floats.  Instead we limited exhibits to pull wagons and walking exhibits.  Again, a drawback turned into an advantage, we had more participation in the parade than usual with so many able to walk.

The powder puff game this year, due to construction, had to be played at Kimball’s football field.  It was the best powder puff game of all time.  The lady players deserve to show off their skills on a regulation field and the men cheerleaders had a venue to show off their skills as well.  It is interesting how something that seemed to be a limitation ( no access to our usual practice field) became a great opportunity.

Yes, we are under construction.  Our primary and middle school is presently being built.  It is scheduled to be completed sometime in February.  Then the remaining buildings will be rebuilt for the high school.  The true homecoming will be when we are all once again reunited when Millennium High School returns to the TLC site. The high school is doing well over at the alternate site, but the rest of the students are missing their presence. The homecoming events reminded us we are a wonderful preschool to high school senior continuous program. It is something that makes all of us proud.




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.


South Sudan Donations

This year students at Discovery are working on learning the importance of recycling and the value of using water responsibly while fundraising for the Water for South Sudan organization. The Water for South Sudan organization aims to provides clean, accessible water to peaceful communities in South Sudan by building wells. Discovery is fundraising for this cause through buying waters on campus, recycling bottles, and participating in coin-collecting challenges. Student Recycling Teams are also helping to collect and organize all of the recycling on campus as well as working towards promoting positive recycling behaviors. Our goal is to raise five thousand dollars by next April, as well as to encourage a recycling culture among our students. By reaching our goal, we will be entered into a drawing to win a visit from Salva Dut (from this year’s Pentathlon book, A Long Walk to Water), as well as helping to provide hundreds of people in South Sudan with clean water.



Mixed Bags Fundraiser

Mixed Bags have extended our period for online fundraising through the end of December. That means you can make your holiday purchases through Mixed Bags and 40% of the sale will go directly toward helping our DCS students have the experience of an outdoor education. Here is a link to my website from which you can access the shop:

Thank you in advance for your support.



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Oct. 16

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Beef and Broccoli Ramen

Wed – Chicken Corn Dog

Thurs – Teriyaki Meatball and White Rice

Fri. – Chicken Pot Pie





Pre K


This week on TK Island the little fishies made ships like Christopher Columbus did when he made the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.  They set sail to see if their ships will float.  Some were able to float and some sank. They loved making their ships out of paste, cups, straws, and paper. They sailed across the island to explore the letter E. They observed with their eyes eight enormous elephants eating eggplants with an excited electric eel and an elegant eagle in an Evergreen.


Primary Charter


WOW! What an exciting week in P6! On Monday, our class had a marble party that included a surprise visit from firefighters! They talked to the boys and girls about fire safety and then we got to go outside and see their fire truck! The firemen even let the students try out the fire hose!! We are so thankful for this special visit; the students loved it! Here is what some of our students had to say about their surprise:

“It was really fun and cool squirting the big hose!” –Hugo

“I learned that I should shut my door if there is a fire by my room.” –Adrian

“The big fire truck was awesome!” –Noble

“The firemen were really nice and funny and cool.” –Hashmeet


Phase One

What a fun week!  Phase one students did a great job dressing up every day for homecoming spirit week!  Our students had so much fun and had a great time walking in the homecoming parade!  Thank you to all that donated materials and money to make our homecoming wagon! We appreciate your support!

Remember, the Read-a-thon ends today, October 13th.  Please record and add up student’s minute in their reading log and turn it in with their money by Friday, October 20th.

Have a great weekend!

Our Phase 2 students loved walking in the parade with their flower hats!  We loved all the TLC spirit we saw this week and are proud of our Future Falcons!  The Phase 2 field trip permission slips went home today in the green folders.  We are going to the Oakland Zoo on Wednesday, November 1st.  Permission slips are due on Friday, October 20th, this includes parent chaperone forms.  Thank you!











Discovery Charter School


Homecoming week has been wonderful this year!  Our annual parade was a huge success this year even if we did not have floats.  Our students proved that they could make a parade out of just about anything! Thank you to all of the parents who showed up at the parade and those who helped with supplies and their time.  Ms. T and Mrs. Dominguez did a great job with our students making our parade “float.”




It is hard to believe, but we are a month away from the end of trimester 1.  Please remember to check your student’s agendas for important information and to help them keep up with their school work.




Charter Chatter Week of 10/9-10/13


This week is Homecoming Week and has been a major success! Students dressed up each day to earn points for their dens and to show their school pride. The Homecoming Parade, which encompasses all of the wonderful TLC schools was Wednesday October 11, and it attracted a large crowd. Each school showcased their own holiday with spirited clothes, music, and imaginative make-shift floats. Below are a few pictures from the event.




Language Arts:

Students are continuing their work on our first novel of the year, A Long Walk to Water, and are reviewing the eclectic art and music of Africa.



All students are working on their first SWO of the year! They are making excellent progress.


Social Studies:

The Recycling Club is continuing to collect bottles and recycling in their endeavor to support the Water for South Sudan foundation. They are collecting tons of discarded bottles around campus and are being more cognizant about their own water usage.

Pictured Below: Some of Recycling team members











College Early Start – Begin the process to take a college class this Spring!

On Thursday, October 5th there was an informational meeting for students who are interested in starting the process for taking Spring 2018 Delta College classes while in high school. Students and parents may visit our website for more information on how to participate in the program at:


Forms are available in the Counseling Office as well.  Students new to the program are encouraged to apply ASAP!  There are many steps to the process, and CES Forms are due to the Counseling Office by Monday, November 6th.


***Please note:  There is an assessment available to Millennium students on Saturday, October 28th at 8:30am at the Delta Mountain House campus.  Bring your Delta ID number and sign up at the Counseling Office.***



PSAT on Saturday!

PSAT (Premilinary SAT) testing for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students is taking place on Saturday, October 14th from 7:30am to 12:00pm.  Students must arrive on time and check in through the front office.  They may bring an approved calculator.




Upcoming College Field Trip – San Jose State University and Santa Clara University

Attention Juniors and Seniors!  We are taking a field trip to SJSU and Santa Clara University on Tuesday, November 7th.  Permission slips are available in the Counseling Office.  The fee is $20.



Community Service Fair Next Week

MHS’s Community Service Fair is taking place next Thursday from 9:15am-11:15am in the covered lunch area.  Nonprofits from the Tracy community will be there to meet with students and share information about upcoming events for which they need volunteers.  All MHS students will attend the fair in shifts, and may sign up for events and ask questions of the non-profit representatives.



Upcoming Community Service Opportunities



Sign up at the Counseling Office!


History Day at the Museum

WHEN:  Saturday, October 21, 9:00am – 2:30pm

WHERE:  Tracy Historical Museum (1141 Adam Street)

Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up and other duties.  Please visit the Counseling Office to sign up.


Animal Rescue of Tracy’s BARKtober Fest

WHEN:  Saturday, October 21 9:00am-3:30pm

WHERE:  Lincoln Park (By Tracy Library, East and Eaton Ave.)

Volunteers needed for set-up, clean-up, walking, face painting, Kid Zone activities, assisting with entertainment and contests, and working with animals.  Volunteers must fill out an application online:



For additional community service events this month, please see our website at: