TLC Charter Chatter – Happy 2018!

Charter Chatter


A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Jan. 5, 2018                                                                                                                              Vol 19

Virginia Stewart


Welcome to a new year and half way through the school year.  It is a great time to reflect on what went well the first half of the year and what could be better the second half.  I have asked the teachers to do the same thing.

As parents we can ask:

  • Do I keep informed as to how my student is doing in classes? ( Primary uses the folders, the rest have parents directly access grade books on Aeries.)
  • Do I provide a quiet time for homework or study each night
  • Do I check homework or at least be assured it was done
  • Do I e-mail teachers if I have a question about something (That is the best way to communicate with staff)
  • Do I structure time at home for study, free time, and a regular bedtime?
  • Do I plan the time in the morning for dressing, breakfast and arriving to school on time?

The communication between school and home is important and helps to increase the chances of school success for students.  As a student get older, they often try to keep parents out of the study, homework, school work loop.  While some of that is understandable.  Checking grades weekly is a way to allow for trust with some accountability.

Misc. Announcements


Next Holiday – Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King Day





2018 Crab Feed


Happy New Year 2018! Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy year.




Tickets to the February 3, 2018 Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed are on sale now!

Tickets are $50.00 per person, or a table of eight is $400.00. Table reservations include pre-assigned seating and your name or company name prominently displayed on your table.

The doors of the Portuguese Hall will open at 6:00 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour. Your delicious crab dinner served with salad, pasta and bread will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Through so much generosity we have amazing raffle baskets and silent auction items.  Then put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor until 12:00 a.m.


If you would like to donate items to our raffle baskets and/or our dessert auction please reach out to me.

Donna Baker (209) 321-9157 via text or


Big Kudos to Tiffany Alexander who has secured many of our early raffle items including Disnelyand Tickets and The Pelican Family for our awesome banners.



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Jan. 8 – 12

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Sloppy Joes

Wed – Chicken Garlic Parmesan

Thurs –Beef or Bean Burrito

Fri- Pig in a Blanket





This week on TK island has been wonderful! They came back from break ready to learn and have fun! They earned their ten dots quickly at the beginning of the week and was on fire for their elective teachers. This week in science, the little fishes learned all about how to be great community helpers, like police officers, firefighters, doctors, and teachers.  Next week, TK will have visits from an orthodontist, police officer, fire fighters, postal worker, hair stylist, and produce worker.



Primary Charter



Initial Phase:

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed their break! It was so nice seeing all the smiling faces back in P6! We are very excited about being back at school and are looking forward to what 2018 has to offer! P6 earned a marble party right before break so we celebrated being back at school with a marble party on Tuesday! Students learned about resolutions and everyone made their own New Year resolution. We jumped right back in and continued right where we left off with our curriculum and the students didn’t miss a beat!


Phase One

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break!  We were impressed with how well our students transitioned back into the routine!  They all seemed excited and ready to be back in school!  This week we learned about New Year’s and different traditions around the world!  They learned about Resolutions and made their own New Year’s resolutions!  They also started a project where they wrote their resolutions! We can’t wait to send them home for you to see!

Phase 2:

Welcome back!  Our students are excited to continue our unit on government.  We have also assigned new AR goals and were glad to see that many students read over the break…good job!  Please remember that we would like our 3rd and 4th grade students to be fluent in multiplication facts.  There are many online games and apps to help with this.  You can also keep flashcards in the car and review for a few minutes every day!

Please note there is no school on Monday, January 15th, on Martin Luther King, JR. Day!







Happy New Year!  We hope all of you had a great break with family and friends and are ready to work hard in the New Year.  There are many exciting things going on at the school and with extracurricular activities.


Thank you for all of the water bottles-we are collecting a lot of bottles and it is for a good cause.  Keep sending them in!


Millennium High School is having a mini cheer camp from January 29-January 31 from 4:30-6:00 pm.  For more information, the flyer and the signup form are available in your student’s homeroom.


We are starting the New Year with a really high number of nest points.

Our current standings are:

1st place- Bengal with 538,310 points

2nd place- Malayans with 533,610 points

3rd place-Sumatrans with 510,455 points

4th place Siberians with 457,555 points


Please remember to check you student’s agenda for assignments and due dates.

Feel free to contact your student’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions:

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Welcome back and Happy New Year!


General Information


-Trimester 2 SWO Introduction Monday, January 8th in LA.


-Community Service is due at the beginning on March, so keep up on those hours.


Language Arts:

Students came back to school this new year ready to work, refreshed, and exhilarated. In both Language Arts classes students are continuing to read our novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. We are also working incredibly hard on learning new African music and art. Students are very passionate about learning about this new and diverse culture and we look forward to seeing where this knowledge will take them.



Students are continuing their work on their rollercoaster construction projects! They are using their imagination and what they have learned in class to construct some truly imaginative thrill rides.





Charter Chatter: January 5, 2018


MHS Counseling News


Midyear Senior packets were mailed out with Fall semester report cards in December. The deadline to order a cap and gown package for $28.95 plus tax is January 15, 2018.  Orders placed after the deadline will have a $20 late fee.


PSAT results were also distributed this week to the students who took the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) in October 2017.  Each student was given their score report and the original test booklet used on the exam. An information workshop on interpreting their results and next steps in preparing for the SAT were conducted. Parents can view the info video at:




California State Summer School for
Mathematics and Science

Program Dates: SUMMER 2018
July 8-August 4, 2018
*UCI closing date is August 3rd, 2018

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.  Applications are open now at:


College Early Start starting soon! Classes begin the week of January 22nd through May 24th

Students needing to purchase textbooks can visit:


Tuition reimbursements for the Fall 2017 semester is now being processed. Please have your student complete the reimbursement form and submit proof of payment and grade report of a B or higher.


Spring Internship has begun!!!


There were a total of 60 student interns placed throughout the community of Tracy in a variety of industries.  Keep an eye out for our Falcons at the following participating businesses this semester:


Allure Salon Renaissance Property Management
Astoria Gardens Skyview Aviation
Boys and Girls Club Stephen Tsang M.D.
Children’s Dental Fun Zone Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Physical Therapy
City of Tracy Department of Engineering Services Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Community Benefit Department
City of Tracy Development Services SweetArts Bakery
City of Tracy Parks & Recreation TLC IT Department
Custom Sounds Tracy Chamber of Commerce
Delta College Athletic Training Room Tracy Chiropractic
ETA Family Fitness Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Family Optometry Tracy Learning Center
In Shape Club Tracy Learning Center Pre-K/TK
In Shape Fit Club Tracy Press
In Shape Sport Club Uneed2
MHS Technical Construction VCA Old River Animal Hospital
My Best Friend’s Closet Versaille Salon
New Smile Orthodontics Willbanks & Wood PLC
Primary Charter School