TLC Charter Chatter – 2018-19 School Year

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




August 10, 2018                                                                                                                           Vol 1

Virginia Stewart


I am Virginia Stewart, the CEO (principal) of the Tracy Learning Center. There are leaders in each of the schools who I delegate responsibility to as leaders for the individual schools.  They meet with me often.    I also teach two classes in Discovery.  I opened this charter school 19 years ago and watched it grow from 125 students to our current enrollment of 1300 students.  We have an incredible group of teachers who are truly dedicated to our students.  I interact with Kay all the time.  She keeps track of me!  I am so busy with observing and supporting teachers, dealing with discipline especially our ROAR – Restorative Justice System, meeting with leaders, as well as monitoring our finances, and writing reports.  Kay keeps me focused.    I ask all parents, teachers, and students and even my hairdresser to go through Kay to set a time to see me.  I always answer e-mails ( the same day and that is a good way to ask me questions or to send comments.  I always have time in my calendar to see those who want to see me…Kay makes the time!

Thank you for selecting us for the school for your child.  We are very fortunate to have them.  All the new teachers have been so impressed with our students.  They are wonderful!



Kay Fagundes

 Welcome to a new school year!

fghWe are very excited! My name is Kay Fagundes and I have the pleasure of taking car

e of all of your child’s “office” needs. The children see me when they are ill, injured or simply just need someone to talk to. Yes, it’s true, I also pull a lot of teeth each year.

In addition, I assist Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Prescott with our “ROAR” Discipline system. My phone number is (209) 290-0511 and my email address is Please contact me with any questions, concerns or absences for your students. This year started out great and I expect it to be a wonderful and exciting year!



Air Quality Concerns


We know it has been very concerning for our students and parents to deal with the poor air quality this week. We receive regular updates from RAAN – Real Time Air Quality Update Network and when concentration levels reach higher than a “3” our teachers and coaches are instructed to have students indoors for lunch, recess and PE. Students who suffer with associated respiratory illnesses and or asthma have been advised to stay indoors as needed. We have also spoken to the TUSD Health Department and the Administration at Jefferson and confirmed  we are all following the same guidelines.

Please feel free to contact the office or email a teacher if you believe your child needs to be indoors during poor quality air days. Also, make sure your student’s inhalers/medical authorization forms have been given to the office. We will continue to send prayers and best wishes for those that have lost their lives, homes and livelihoods from these horrific fires and send our gratitude to all of those fighting these fires.


Upcoming Picture Days

MHS Picture Day is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Pre-K, TK, PCS and DCS Picture Day is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Picture Flyers are coming home soon.



Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 13-17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Corn Dog

Wed- Beef Strips and Gravy

Thurs –Chicken Sandwich

Fri-Beef or Vegi Burger






We asked our students what they like about kindergarten so far…. Here are some of their answers…


“The bunny because he is so fluffy!” -Skylar


“Playing outside, on the playground, the twisty thing is fun!” -Nolan


“I like when we go to the playground! It’s so much fun! I like going down the slide!” – Taylor


“I like learning about the bunny. He is very cute!” -Jaqueline L.


“I like the centers because the games we play are fun!” -Collin


“I like that all of my friends are here. And I’ve never had a school pet before-and I love bunnies” -Cody D.




Phase One had a great first week back at school! We spent the week getting to know each other, doing fun activities, going over the rules and expectations and even started assessing. Here are some of the fun activities we did this week. 



Phase 2 students had a great week!  Our 4th graders are setting a great example of our phase 2 expectations.  Students have been assessed and placed in math and language arts groups.  Phase 2 homework will begin next week.  All students will have weekly spelling and math homework.  We can already tell that our students are going to have a great year!







Language Arts:

All Language Arts classes have hit the ground running with curriculum this week! We have begun discussing our Pentathlon theme of the 1960’s and have even begun listening to some of the music! Students are very excited, as there are many songs that they had heard before!



Both math teachers are settling in very well! The students are excited about meeting their new teachers and have enjoyed getting to know them! All classes have begun working on their curriculum and doing very well.


Social Studies:

Social studies started the week by learning about President Roosevelt and the “Four Freedoms” he believed every person in the world should be guaranteed. These “Four Freedoms” became a central theme throughout the 1960s and helped shape the next generation of Americans.



All classes have started working on curriculum this week and diving right into this years’ science!





MHS Logo Final


Millennium High School Back to School Night – August 16, 2018 6:00PM-8:00PM







Thursday, August 16th, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00PM

Come visit the high school campus and meet your teachers! 

Millennium High School – Unity Area

1904 Corral Hollow Road

Tracy, CA 95376






Millennium High School Picture Day

Picture Day at Millennium High School will take place on Wednesday August 15, 2018. Please bring your best smile!



Labor Day (holiday) – Tuesday September 3, 2018

Please note Labor Day is a holiday, and students will not be in attendance.