TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Holidays

      Charter Chatter

                                     A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC



Dec. 15, 2017                                                                                                    Vol 18

Virginia Stewart


The staff at Tracy Learning Center wishes you and your family a happy holiday season and a very good new year.  As all of us reflect on the year, we all come up with things we wished we had done better.  That is the heart of New Year resolutions.  It is important to be realistic, to look at what we are doing and to make changes.  Growth is an important part of life.  We, at TLC, continually look at how we can improve and work to make changes that will make things better.  Schools that never change, never improve.  We appreciate your support of our school and our programs and we value you and your children.


Speaking of changes, we look so forward to seeing the actual physical changes to our TLC Beverly School Site and we thank the District and Construction Crew for a job that seems to be going very well.


Misc. Announcements


Our winter holiday break begins Monday, Dec. 18 and all students return to school on TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018


Monday –  Jan. 15, 2018  Martin Luther King Observance Holiday


PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Jan. 1 – 5

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. – Pizza

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs –Chicken Nuggets

Fri- Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich




This week on TK island the little fishies were busy preparing for the holidays. They enjoyed each day trying to find our Elf on the Shelf-Rainbow!!!  They made special presents for their parents. They all did an amazing job singing in their very 1st Christmas Program at Tracy Learning Center.


Primary Charter


Initial Phase:

Wow! We are so proud of each and every student for the awesome performance on Thursday! What a treat to see their concert come together after all that practicing. Thank you to Mrs. Watson for putting together such a wonderful winter program!


Phase 1:


Phase 2:

Our students had a great time learning about different holidays around the world this week.  We also learned about how other countries celebrate Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the book exchange or brought in treats.  And finally, we are SO PROUD of our amazingly talented students…the music performance on Thursday night was awesome!


We can’t believe that Winter Break is already here- this year has gone by so fast. We hope that everyone has a fun and relaxing break with family and friends. We will see you back at school in the New Year (Tuesday, January 2nd)!










Discovery Charter School


It is that time of year again!  Students (and teachers) are really excited about the two week winter break.  Please remember vacation is from December 18th and we return to school on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


The choir helped Discovery students and staff get into the holiday spirit with their rendition of Jingle Bells.



From all of us at The Tracy Learning Center, we wish all of you a very happy holiday season.  Rest and enjoy time with family and friends.  We will see you in 2018!





From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and relaxing holidays.  See you in 2018!!




MHS Charter Chatter December 15, 2017


Fall Report Cards and Winter Break

Report cards were mailed home this week, and Spring semester began on Monday.  We hope all of our students and their families have a safe, restful Winter Break and return on Tuesday, January 2nd ready to work hard in Spring Semester!


PSAT Results

Online results from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be available to students and parents after December 11th. Students should be receiving an email with their access code from the College Board in order to view their results online.  Paper results are scheduled to arrive to school sites in the next week.  When we return from break, the results will be distributed as well as original test booklets. A result interpretation workshop will be conducted at that time. Thank you to the students who attended the PSAT test session in October!


College Early Start – Next Steps

Students who were approved for the College Early Start program should have registered online for their Delta College classes on November 30th at 3:45pmIf a student has not yet registered, they need to see the Counselors as soon as possible.  Classes are filling up.  Families pay for the students’ classes online, and they will be reimbursed after the student completes the college course with a B or higher – a Reimbursement Request form will need to be completed by the student when their final grade is posted.


Community Service


Winter Break is an excellent time to complete community service hours!  Please see opportunities below:


Brighter Christmas of Tracy –


Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Christmas Party – 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. volunteer positions filled

Location: Moose Lodge (35 East 6th Street, Tracy) – ring doorbell to enter facility

8-10 volunteers needed to help decorate and assist children with various activities, singing, games, and a visit with Santa! Please dress festively!

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or


Friday, December 22 through Sunday, December 24 – Animal Rescue of Tracy needs volunteers to gift wrap presents at the West Valley Mall, Tracy. Sign-up sheets are at the Animal Rescue site in the mall near JCPenney in the alcove area.                           TENTATIVE

SHIFTS available:        Friday and Saturday                 Sunday, Christmas Eve

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Interested volunteers are asked to visit the website and complete an application; if under the age of 18, please select “junior” or youth application.

Website: or email or call 209-642-4324 and provide your full nameemail addressday, and time(s) interested to work

Gift wrapping supplies needed: gift wrap, gift bags, tape, boxes, bows, ribbon, labels, tissue …and bring scissors!



For additional community service opportunities, please visit: