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                                    A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Feb. 9, 2018                                                                                                                             Vol 24

Virginia Stewart


The staff and children are getting so excited as we prepare to transition from our classrooms to our new school building.  The Tracy Learning Center has been in existence since 2001 and in all that time we have talked about the possibilities of a new building.  We are on the eve of such a possibility.


Downstairs of the two story building is for the exclusive use of our Primary students. All of the classrooms are arranged along one hallway.  For the first time every classroom will be a permanent structure and not a portable.  In addition the rooms designed for our multiage class sizes. There is a new area for our playground structure, a covered eating area, and play areas for our child that is bigger than ever.  The new car line area has a place for walk up parents. The crossing guard will move to the corner of Beverly and Mae and will allow for greater traffic flow if we all follow the rules for drive through!!


Upstairs is for the exclusive use of Discovery.  There are two stair wells. One is for the use of 5-6 and the other for 7-8.  The Discovery hallway has a set of bathrooms in the middle dividing the 5/6 and 7/8 sections of the hallway. The science rooms are amazing!  There is a covered lunch area and two outside bathrooms so that when students are at PE or lunch they do not have to return to the upstairs.   The car line will be at the Mae street area as well.  Walkers will walk down Mae to the park and over to the library etc.  They will not be able to meet cars waiting for them on Holly.


DCS students will not be able to use rolling backpacks as easily and will need to carry the backpacks up the stairs.  It is a good time to clean out backpacks and be sure they are not cluttered with unnecessary things.


There is strictly no gum allowed on our new campus.  We have enforced this all year but there are still some who insist on eating or chewing gum.  There is no eating in our hallways and gum is not permitted on the campus at all.

I am certain you will be as impressed with our new facility as we are.  Please be sure to remember the dates for early dismissal for Primary and Discovery.  No student will be allowed to remain on campus.


Upcoming Question and Answer Meeting Regarding Move

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm if you wish to come to ask questions.  Location of this meeting to be announced.





Friday – Feb. 23. 2018

PCS Students will be released on Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:30* (DCS has regular dismissal time) there will not be lunch served to PCS (DCS will have lunch served). PCS Siblings may NOT wait for their DCS siblings in P6   and there will NOT be KIDS CLUB for any students.


Wednesday – Feb. 28, 2018

DCS Students will be released at 11:00am*, lunch will NOT be served to DCS  (PCS will have lunch served). PCS siblings CAN NOT wait in P6 for DCS siblings. There will be NO Kids Club on this day for any students.


*All students must be picked up on time and cannot remain on campus.


Crab Feed Kuddos

Amazing, Awesome, Best Crab Feed Ever…. So many wonderful compliments on another successful Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed!


Words cannot express my sincere gratitude to so many volunteers, students, teachers, parents, and generous vendors.

Our 12th Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed was off the hook.

The food was incredible. We had 50 raffle items. The bar was in full swing with our awesome teachers. Mrs. Grant you rock!

Our teachers were rock stars selling raffle tickets and bar tickets.

DJ Trevor absolutely brought the party. Dancing went until 11:00pm.

Millennium High School students serving our guests again “did our school proud” at the helm of Ms. Holmes.


Please take a peek at the incredible list of vendors that donated so many amazing items to the success of our event.

Please consider using their services.


Special shout out to Scotto Winery of Lodi who donated our wine and Tracy Portrait Studio who donated our photo booth.

Thanks a bunch to Denise Garcia with Trine Integrated Systems and Assad Insurance.


Enormous kudos to my committee of amazing parents. Some of these special gals either have students that have graduated or their kids don’t attend our school!

Carrie Hall

Lisa Keogh

Tina Brown

Cindy Alton

Tiffany Alexander

Suzy Davis

Relda Franke

Linda Pastrikas


Exponential thanks to my husband, Tom Baker who works side by side and late hours to make sure my vision of this event comes to life. Love ya Bake.

Of course to my children Trevor and Ally Baker. This is a huge undertaking which takes months to prepare for and takes over our home.

Thanks a bunch for always being on your best potato.


Please mark your calendar for our 13th Annual Learning Center Crab Feed scheduled for February 2, 2019.


Oodles of hugs…… Donna A. Baker, CRS ABR SFR CDPE – Chairperson



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Sick Students

Just a reminder…please do not send your child to school until he/she has been 24 hours fever free. We continue to have kids tell us his/her parent gave them fever reducing medication that morning before school.

If your child is suffering  from fever, body aches,  sore throat and or  continuous coughing he or she is most likely contagious and we really ask that you keep your sick children home for his/her recovery and to reduce the risk of spreading this illness.

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Feb. 12- 16

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed- No meat spaghetti

Thurs – Grilled Cheese

Fri- Beef or Vegi Burger



On TK island we have been exploring the island and learning about different animals, like narwhal, seahorse, and the meerkat and their habitats. The little fishies learned about how animals live and survive in their habitat. In Language Arts, the little fishies are now taking the phoneme of each letter and blending into CVC words.  They are becoming more fluent readers each day!


Primary Charter



Initial phase


Next week is Valentine’s Day! We will be celebrating by doing Valentine themed centers where we do activities like Valentine Bingo! Students can bring in Valentines if they wish. We have 66 students. Please DO NOT address Valentines “to” a specific student. Instead just have your student write their name in the “from” section. Students can also bring in little treats/goodie bags with their Valentines. We look forward to our fun day next week!


Phase One

Phase One had a FANTASTIC week! We started off the week by visiting each other’s classrooms and voting on our favorite business project from our Economics unit in Social Studies. The rest of the week we learned about the Winter Olympics. We discussed where the Olympics are and sports that are participated in them. In Writer’s Workshop the students started learning about what a personal narrative is. The students chose an important event in their life to write about and will continue to write it next week.

Next week all three Phase One classes will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday. Please look for a note with more information in your students green folder.


Phase 2


Our 4th grade leadership students are selling Candy Grams next week!  They are $1.00 and will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.  They will sell them Monday and Tuesday morning at recess.  Candy Grams can be sent to any student in Primary and our leadership students look forward to delivering them next week!



narrative is. The students chose an important event in their life to write about and will continue to write it next week.

Next week all three Phase One classes will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday. Please look for a note with more information in your students green folder.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018:  DCS students will be dismissed at 11:00 am.  Lunch will not be served.  There will be no Kids Club that day- all students must be picked up on time and they cannot stay on campus.  There will be no supervision so please make sure to make arrangements.


If you are interested in helping your child’s homeroom teacher pack their room, you may email them directly to volunteer.  On February 28th, the move has been handled in house and no parent volunteers will be necessary.


Mother- Son Dance Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Corral Hollow Campus

Science Olympiad- Saturday, March 17, 2018 at McNair High School in Stockton from 7-4. Please contact Ms. Pelaez for more information at

We are very happy with the amount of recyclables we are receiving for our Water for Sudan Project.  A big thank you to everyone who has helped us with this important fundraiser!! Our students have raised over $3000, but we still have a ways to go.

We invite you to participate in our quest to raise the remaining $1,971.82 to help build a well in the name of our school, Tracy Learning Center. How can you help? We are asking for you to please consider a one-time donation of $1.00 or more to make this goal a reality for our students.

For each well that is created by this organization, it helps out the communities in South Sudan by:

  • Preventing water-borne diseases
  • Allowing girls to be educated
  • Boosting local economies
  • Mitigating and preventing conflict

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for Water for South Sudan, Inc. Any extra donation will go towards resources and materials needed to help build the wells. Please click on the following link and help us reach our goal:

The DCS/DHSP Teachers want to thank you for your donations. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of the communities in South Sudan


















 General Updates:

Next week DHSP will be doing a CJSF sponsored donation drive for Serenity House, a women and children’s shelter here in Tracy. Donations are being collected from February 12th – 16th. A flyer is being sent home with more details and the shelter’s wish list of items.

Next week is also a Spirit Week! Don’t forget to dress up according to the theme of the day!

-Monday (Neon Day)

-Tuesday (Miss-Matched)

-Wednesday (Red and Pink)

-Thursday (Meme Day)

-Friday (Den Days)


Language Arts:

This week, students learned how to use in-text citations for their SWO essays. They also learned how to format their papers and add a References page in APA format. They received their first rubric, and they know the expectations for how they will be graded. The first draft is due February 20, 2018. It must be completed but doesn’t have to be perfect.  Their essay this week is about Pres. Trump’s State of the Union address. The skills they learn from this essay will help them for SWO (ie: taking a quote, discussing it in context, and generating an opinion about it). They are continuing to learn more about the history of art for Humanities, and they are continuing with grammar, reading, and vocabulary.


Social Studies:

Students are continuing to work on learning about West Africa and working toward studying for Academic Pentathlon.




MHS Counseling News


Community Service Opportunities

Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.


TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!! 7th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show

The 7th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show will take place on Thursday February 15, 2018 at The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts (located at 715 N. Central Ave Tracy, CA 95376). The show will begin at 6:30PM, and doors open at 6:00PM. General Admission cost is $9.00. Tickets are currently on sale at the Tracy Learning Center (in the Main Office), Millennium High School (in the Main Office), or can be purchased online and at The Grand Theatre Box Office.


To purchase tickets online please visit: