TLC Charter Chatter – Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Charter Chatter

                                    A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Mar. 23, 2018                                                                                                Vol 30

Virginia Stewart



Our new office number is (209) 290-0511


Happy Spring.  Enjoy the time off with your children.  When we return there will be many important events and the end of the year will come before we know it.  I had the pleasure of previewing the Preschool art show today.  It is amazing how much our preschoolers have learned about color, lines and sculpture.  I was so impressed.  The TK children are reading word families and are quite enthusiastic about learning.  Our Primary children had fun searching for eggs and understanding the limits of how many they could find!   The Discovery students in 5-6 and 7-8 have done a great job studying for Pentathlon Africa.  I know that we have all learned so much from this enrichment curriculum.  I also believe it will benefit us in future classes.

Thank you for all you do to support your children and our schools.



PEP (new name for our PTO,  PEP =Parents Empowering Parents Message


Our next PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) meeting will be on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30pm – location is in P2, our Kindergarten Room



Next Holidays – Spring Break

March 26 – April 8. All students return on Monday, April 9, 2018



Spring Pics and Promotion Picture Day

Pre-K, TK, PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures will be done on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Flyers will be sent home today, March 23, 2018.



Coats/Outer Clothes

Please remember to label all of your child’s outerwear. We do not want a bunch of lost and found collected and we will not be holding lost clothing for very long





PCS/DCS Lunch Menu – Week Apr. 9-13

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Patty

Wed- Turkey Sandwich

Thurs –Chicken Fried Rice

Fri- Beef or Vegi Burger







This week on TK island we had a fun-filled egg-cellent week! The little fishies learned all about Architects….They even became architects!  So, they began to build their dream home on the island.  First, they made a blueprint. Then, they drew a model of what their home would look like.  Lastly, as a group, they began to build a model of their dream home. Also, this week they had a visit from the Easter Bunny and had an egg hunt! They had a hopping good time!



Primary Charter

Initial Phase would like to wish all our parents and students a safe and enjoyable spring break!  See you in two weeks!!


Phase One had a great week! We learned about the States of Matter in science, had a fun Easter Egg hunt and had our Green All Trimester Two ceremonies. Here are some pictures of the fun we had!

Phase 2 students had a great week finishing up biography reports and wrapping up some of our books in language arts.  We also passed out green certificates and SWO awards!  Have a great spring break!

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Happy spring!

This year continues to fly by and spring break is here.  Students are to return to school on Monday, April 9, 2018.  We hope all students enjoy their time off and come back to school enthusiastic and ready to finish the school year.

Over the break students will have their sponsor forms for the Discover Charter 4th Annual Jog-A-Thon.  All proceeds help fund educational tools and classroom supplies.  Pledge envelopes are due Tuesday, April 24 and the Jog-A-Thon is April 27, 2018.

Enjoy your spring break and we will see you on Monday, April 9th.







General Updates:

  • Trimester three leadership class will be announced at Unity on April 10th
  • Congrats to the Siberians for winning Trimester Two!
  • Academic Pentathlon teams have been chosen! The event is on April 21st.
  • Spring Break begins 3/26 and ends April 9



3rd Trimester applications have been sent out and are due Friday 3/23


Language Arts:

All classes took the Academic Pentathlon scrimmage tests this week to prepare for our school wide pentathlon later this year!


Social Studies:

All classes are finishing their projects on Medieval Japan! They look great!






MHS Counseling News



Community Service Opportunities

Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.



Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) Pancake Breakfast-Volunteers Needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Saturday March 31, 2018

Location: Tracy Community Center (950 East Street near E. 10th next to Senior Center & City Hall

12-16 volunteers needed to set-up tables and chairs

Contact: Danette Poole at 209-815-0476 (text) or dpoole@newpennfinancial.



Tracy Latin Athletic Club (TLAC) Pancake Breakfast-Volunteers Needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Sunday April 1, 2018 Event time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: Tracy Community Center (950 East Street near E. 10th next to Senior Center & City Hall

Time: Set-up 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday night before Easter Sunday) Event time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (will need volunteers between 7 – 7:30 a.m.) Clean-up: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Volunteers: 12-16 (signup early)

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



Tracy First Presbyterian Church Community Garden Annual Spring Work Party– Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Saturday April 7, 2018 / 9:00AM – 12:00PM Noon

Location: Community Garden (corner of Mt. Diablo and 3rd Street, Tracy – just off MacArthur

6+ Volunteers needed to help work on community areas of the garden, such as weeding and general clean-up. Water is available; please bring gardening gloves (spare pairs of gloves will be available too) Walk-ins are welcome.

Contact: Roger Winkler (209) 833-0937 or



Flapjack Fundraiser – Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity

Tracy African American Association Flapjack Fundraiser

Date:  Saturday, April 14th

Time: 8:00-10:00 / Location: Applebee’s 3060 N. Naglee Rd. Tracy CA 95304

Volunteers should wear black pants and a white collared shirt.  Expect to help with busing tables, serving and wherever else you are needed.

Sign up at the Millennium High School Counseling Office.

Contact Patricia Jackson for more information at (510) 604-2255.







UC Berkeley Summer Experience

UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce our annual Berkeley Summer Experience and invites you to nominate your student! Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience.


Berkeley Summer Experience will host a residential program for both prospective Freshmen and Transfers on UC Berkeley’s campus on June 15th-17th.


Note: The Berkeley campus program is a residential program and is open to any rising high school junior or senior and California Community College student meeting the eligibility requirements. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered and participants will have to provide their own transportation.


To be eligible for the program, each student must be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; or a community-college transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 or more transferable semester units by the end of Spring 2018.


Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration when we are making selections. All nominated students must also fill out an application.


The application for both students and counselors will be available from April 1st- April 30th. Selected students will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact us at


For more information on the application and nomination process, feel free to view our website.