TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter



A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Nov. 9, 2017                                                                                                                            Vol 14

Virginia Stewart


I am sure you will read about it in the school sections, but I would like to congratulate Ms. Rodieck on a wonderful third annual spelling bee.  The children were well prepared and it took us two hours to complete the competition.  The winners are to be congratulated on a great job.  Everyone who attended did a great job and were an excellent audience.  Well done!


Misc. Announcements


November 20 – 24 Thanks Giving Week – no school all week



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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.



Brighter Christmas

Canned Food Drive

November 13 – December 14, 2017



Primary Leadership students and Brighter Christmas are joining together for a canned food drive to help needy families in the Tracy community.  Please donate non-perishable goods and send to school with your student for collection.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

4th Grade Leadership.
PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Nov. 13 – 17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Enchiladas

Wed – Million Dollar Spaghetti

Thurs – Grilled Cheese

Fri. – Cheesy Chicken and Rice




This week on TK island we learned how to run a democracy.  The little fishies learned the importance and responsibilities of a president, election process, and voting. We even did some mock elections, but their favorite was being able to vote for some of their classmates that were running for class president.


Primary Charter


Initial Phase:


We are so impressed with all of the disguised turkeys! They are so good that we can’t even tell they are turkeys! It is going to be so hard to pick a winner! If you haven’t turned your turkey in yet you can bring it in on Monday!


Don’t forget that parent-teacher conferences are next week! We can’t wait to meet with all our P-6 families!


Phase One:

Our students had a great time making letters and cards for our Vetarans this week! They also continued and finished their “Me on the Map” project!  We can’t wait to put these on display!

Phase 2:

Our phase 2 students loved our “Rainforest in a Bottle” project this week! We made a mini biome with rocks, soil, moss, a plant and a real worm!  Our students enjoyed seeing a real life habitat and it was a great way to wrap up our science unit.  We also enjoyed a recorder concert from our P1 students who have worked very hard this trimester to learn how to play the recorder.  They did great!

Please see the information in the green folders today about our upcoming food drive.

Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, November 10th.  Next week is parent teacher conference week.  If you are unable to attend your assigned meeting day, please email your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  Fall break is from Nov. 20th to Nov. 24th.

Have a safe three day weekend!






Discovery Charter School

This has been a busy week.  Monday, choir and drama students had their first showcase and the students did a remarkable job.  Thank you Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Dane for all of your hard work.

This week has seen the end of the first trimester.  You should have heard from your student’s homeroom teacher regarding conference times for next week.

The annual Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, and we have many Stellar Spelling Bee Students!



Please remember that our Thanksgiving break is 11/20-11/24- no school.

Enjoy the three day weekend!


Discovery Showcase Choir:  Great Job to all our 5-6 and 7-8 students.  The show was amazing and we are all proud of how heard you have worked.








Charter Chatter week of 11/6-11/9



  • Trimester 1 ends 11/10
  • No school Friday 11/10 in observance of Veteran’s Day
  • Don’t forget Thanksgiving Break begins 11/20!


This week Drama and Choir had their first performance! It was a huge success! Pictured below: Students rehearsing in the gym before the main event.


And the BIG SHOW:


Language Arts:

Students have moved into studying art from the Roman, Greek, and Etruscan civilizations. All classes have also continued to read their second novel of the year, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”








San Jose State and Santa Clara University Field Trip




On Tuesday, 46 Millennium students attended campus tours at both San Jose State and Santa Clara University.  Both of our tours were excellent, and it was great to experience the energy of each campus, as well as learn a lot from the college students’ perspectives!  It is highly recommended that our students visit the campuses of colleges they are considering.  Despite how close these two campuses are to each other, they were quite different!


College Early Start – Next Steps

The Counseling Office is currently processing College Early Start forms and submitting them to Delta College.  The registration date and time for Millennium students will be on November 30th at 3:45pm.  Students will have their CES forms returned to them with instructions on how to register.  Families will have to pay for the students’ classes online, and they will be reimbursed after the student completes the college course with a B or higher.