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Apr. 20, 2018                                                                                                                       Vol 33

Virginia Stewart




Our new office number is (209) 290-0511


This week, I was inspired by the activities I saw in our new Primary/Discovery building.

The two-day college fair that was conducted by our 5/6 grade students was outstanding.  I was so impressed with the quality of their display boards, their knowledge and their presentation skills.  They talked well about their selected college, the career they wanted, and the necessary qualifications to be accepted.  It was wonderful to see all of the parents who came to see their work.  The only drawback was the hallway was very crowded.  Someday, we should have a gym to spread this wonderful event out so it can really be appreciated.

On the playground, I got to see the 3rd/4th graders in P 8 trying out their solar ovens.  They were using the sun and their imagined method of creating a solar oven to melt a Hersey Kiss.  It was STEM in action.  They were so proud and they liked me observing as long as I wasn’t blocking the sun!

Our Discovery students are headed out to the county Pentathlon after an entire year of studying Africa.  It was a great deal of study of literature, music, art, social studies, and science.  This may be the most challenging year we have ever had.  In the process, however, of reading and studying for this event, the students learned about the importance of clean drinking water and in an effort to help South Sudan, they raised over $5,000 to donate for a well for one of the villages.  A well means the children will no longer have to spend their day walking to the pond or lake for water and in return can have time to go to school.  The money came from recycled water bottles that came from home and school.  Even if we do not win all the medals at the event tomorrow, we have won in our hearts by helping others.

And finally, I attended the Parent meeting (PEP) on Monday.  I appreciate the effort of the parents who are working to find ways to unite our parents around our school community.  The attendance was small, but we got to meet one another and talked about ways to build community among us.  As the result of the meeting, I met several parents I did not know.   I look forward to the next meeting.







Pre-PTO Message



Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, May 21. 2018 at 6:30pm – location is in P2, our Kindergarten Room





PCS/DCS Lunch Menu – Week Apr. 23-27

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Corn Dog

Wed- No meat spaghetti

Thurs –Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

Fri- Beef or Bean Burrito


Save the date picture flyer





Primary Charter


THe Jog-a-thon is coming!!

The PCS  Jog-A-Thon is Friday, April 27th and pledge envelopes need to be turned in to teachers on Tuesday, April 24th.  We are looking forward to another fun fund raiser!


This week initial phase focused on Earth Day (reduce, reuse, recycle) and long and short vowels! We watched (and followed along with) this really fun exercise video about short and long vowels. Here is the link to check it out at home!

Initial Phase Vowel Song

Look at our instagram for more pictures and videos from our week! Username: p2pcs



The students in Phase One continued learning about life cycles in science and this week they focused on frogs and chickens. P3 would like to thank all those who donated and made their classroom library AMAZING! The students and teachers love it!




It looks like spring is finally here.  There are a lot of activities going on as we race towards the end of the school year.

Saturday, April 21, 2018-DCS and DHSP are participating in Academic Pentathlon. Our students have worked very hard this year learning about the history and culture of West Africa in preparation for this. The competition will be taking place at Lathrop High School. We want to thank our parents for the support they have shown our pentathletes all year and for coming out tomorrow.

Good luck to all our students!


Friday, April 27 is our 4th annual Jog-A-Thon.  This is an exciting event that staff and students participate in.

State testing is the week of April 30th-May 4th.

Please continue to monitor your student’s agenda; students really need to remain focused as the end of the year draws near.








Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Academic Pentathlon: 4/21 (This Saturday)

Jogathon Friday: 4/27

Mock Trial: 4/28

8th/9th College Trip: 5/7

CJSF College Trip: 6/6



Remember to SAVE THE DATE!!! Relay For Life is on Saturday, April 28th and the students of our Discovery High School Prep CJSF club are sponsoring a team and booth again. It’s an all day family friendly event from 9am to 9pm, but feel free to stop by and join our “relay” team for any amount of time you’re available. This is a GREAT way for 7th and 8th graders to get community service hours in well before the trimester and school year ends! The event is being held at on Lowell Ave. I look forward to seeing many of you there! (Contact Mrs. Prescott at for more information.)



Spirit Week Next Week

4/23 Character Day

4/24 Powderpuff Day

4/25 Hawaiian Day

4/26 Hero/Villain Day

4/27 Athletic Day/Jogathon attire


Language Arts:

Students are finishing up their study of African Art this week and are preparing for both the county Academic Pentathlon, as well as the schoolwide competition. The students have truly learned so much this year about Africa.










CBS 13: Millennium High Coding Class


Summer College Early Start

College Early Start forms for summer are due to the Counseling Office on May 1st.  Students who have not taken a college class before have multiple steps to complete before the form can be submitted.

For more information please visit: and/or email


Class of 2018 Reminders

Save the Date for the upcoming Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 26th @ 10AM at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center located at 12100 W. Valpico Road.  Doors will open at 9:30am for seating and tickets are required for entry. All graduates will be given 8 tickets and detailed information regarding their rehearsal the day before and specifics on the morning of the ceremony. The tickets will be distributed to students at their Senior Breakfast on May 18, 2018 along with their cap and gown. There are no additional tickets available for request as seating is extremely limited.


TLC’s Comedy Central Fundraising Show

Join us for an evening of laughs at Tracy Learning Center on May 3, 2018, as some our funniest students will showcase their comedic talent. Students in grades 5-12 are welcome to participate. Interested students may pick up a participation form in the Tracy Learning Center Main Office or Millennium High School Counseling office. Forms are due by April 25, 2018. For further information please call (209) 627-8299 or email


The show will take place on Thursday May 3rd @ 5pm at the TLC Main Site Room P2. $5 per person for admission.


Community Service Opportunities

Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.


Great Community Service Opportunities!

Miss/Mr. Inspirational American Special Needs Pageant (Set-up) – American Legion Post 172 (Sponsor) Friday, April 20, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm. – 8:00 p.m. Location: American Legion Hall (1960 Tracy Blvd. across from Carl’s Jr) Volunteers needed to set up chairs and decorate for Saturday’s event. Contact: Karen Rickman at 209-612-1587 or (when emailing please provide a contact number).


Miss/Mr. Inspirational American Special Needs Pageant – American Legion Post 172 (Sponsor) Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: American Legion Hall (1960 Tracy Blvd. across from Carl’s Jr) Volunteers needed to clean up and tear down chairs. This event honors both our veterans and Special Needs children; DJ, entertainment, and dignitaries will be present. Contact: Karen Rickman at 209-612-1587 or (when emailing please provide a contact number)




Great Community Service Opportunity!

Relay for Life – ONE DAY ONLY Saturday, April 28, 2018 Set-up: Friday afternoon from 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday morning from 6:00am-9:00am Event: Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm Tear-down and clean-up: Saturday from 11:00pm until finished. Location: Merrill F. West High School quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave, Tracy) Volunteers are needed Friday night to set up and all day Saturday to staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed and tear down in the evening. Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at or visit the Millennium High School Counseling Office to sign-up.



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.