TLC Charter Chatter

     Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




September 3, 2018                                                                                                                    Vol 5

Meet out Staff……


xcHello!  My name is Carolyn Woods.  I have been a part of this amazing organization since Primary Charter began way back in 2004!  I started as a Kindergarten teacher and went on to teach grades K-4 for over 13 years at TLC.  Last year I made the transition to Director of Human Resources, so now you can find me in the front office, not a classroom!  I work closely with Mrs. Stewart lending support to our staff.  I have a multiple subject teaching credential as well as an administrative credential.  One of my many jobs now is to recruit and hire substitute teachers, so if you know anyone interested in subbing, send them my way!!!





Hello my name is Barbra Ramirez and I am the Finance and Human Resource Assistant. I have been working at the Tracy Learning Center for two years and was a substitute teacher on all three campuses previous to becoming a permanent member of the Tracy Learning Center staff. I work with both Carolyn and Connie and you may from time to time you may see me assisting Mrs. Kay in the front. If you ever need to make a payment, have inquiries on donation letters, etc. we are the office to swing by. Miss Connie or myself will happily assist you and answer any questions you have.





Hello! My name is Connie Linarez.  I have been working at Tracy Learning Center for 11 years.  I started as a substitute then worked my way to a Human Resource Assistant, Office Managers Assistant and now I have the privileged of working next to Mrs. Stewart as the Director of Finance.  I have worn many hats during the last 11 years and so far my favorite experience was assisting in the development of our Pre-School which was voted Best of Tracy in 2017!






Tracy Learning Center Preschool & PCS Cruise Fundraiser

All proceeds will go towards our preschool expansion and ongoing debt.

Each raffle ticket is sold for $100.00. The student who sells the most raffle tickets will receive a free Chromebook.

The grand prize is a 5 night cruise for 4 on Princess Cruise Lines. The winner will be announced on September 17, 2018 on Tracy Learning Center Preschool’s Facebook Live.

All raffle ticket stubs (the part where they write their name) should be turned in with money on September 14th, 2018.

Checks can be made payable to Tracy Learning Center

Additional tickets may be requested by emailing Alejandra Garcia (

Cruise destinations: (Dates Vary)

5 Days Cabo San Lucas Getaway

Port: Los Angeles


5 Days West Coast Getaway with San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico

Port: San Francisco


If you have any question please contact us @ (209) 229-1575


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New Board Member Position Opening

If you are interested in interviewing for a position as a member of the TLC Board of directors, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the front office at the Beverly site.   The Board is seeking one member for its nine-member board.  The terms for this position are unlimited.  The Board meets once a month on the second Monday of the month.





Hearing Van

We will have our yearly Hearing Van Visit on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. All Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th and 10th Graders will have their hearing tested.



Upcoming Picture Days

Pre-K, TK and all PCS Students Picture Day is TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018.  See Picture flyers.


All re-takes are on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018


Next Parents Club Meeting

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2



Lunch Menu – Week Sept. 3 – 7

Mon. –  Holiday

Tues. –  Nachos

Wed- No meat spaghetti

Thurs – Chicken Teriyaki and Rice

Fri-Beef or Vegi Burger





This week, we practiced exploring our five senses! We explored our sense of taste as we sampled a variety of sweet, salty, bitter and sour foods. Plus, we kept our listening ears alert as we rattled sound cups with Mrs. Van Lehn! We used our sense of touch to investigate a variety of mystery items, and smelled sweet and citrus scents as we got our olfactory system engaged. We also trained our eyes to look at things in a whole new way; vibrant colors were admired and tiny details were noted with precision. It was a week of fun-filled exploration in TK!




All about crossing out smiley faces…

What does it mean when a student has to cross out a smiley face? Crossing out a smiley face means that a student needed a reminder of a rule that they already know. Crossing out a smiley face doesn’t mean that a student had a bad day. However, if a student crosses out three smiley faces in a day that will result in a yellow day. Crossing out smiley faces is a way for students to learn how to regulate and control their own behavior. While crossing out a smiley face here and there isn’t a big deal, crossing out one to two smiley faces each day in a week is not good. Look over your student’s behavior log and have a conversation with them about their behavior each week.



Phase One

Phase One has been hard at work! They continued learning about the government and elections. In Writer’s Workshop, they started writing super sentences by adding details. They are amazing writers!

Which folder is which? Red folders will be given to the students at the beginning of the week and contain Parent-Student Work. This work does not have to be turned in; it is just concepts to practice with your student. Red folders are due on Fridays. Green folders contain all the week’s work. It also has important notes, lunch and snack menus  and your student’s behavior chart. This folder is due on Mondays.

Phase 2

Some of our hard-working Phase 2 students were awarded with SWO certificates this morning.  At the end of every month we recognize Polite Citizens, Productive Workers, Proud Individuals, and Positive Cooperators.  We are proud of their hard work!

Please make sure you are reviewing and signing your child’s agenda every week.  This is a great way to have a conversation about what they learned that week.  Also, please ask your child about how they are making progress toward meeting their AR goal.  We are halfway done with our 6 week goal period!

P6 will be walking to the library on Thursday, September 6.  P7 will go the 13th, P8 will go on the 20th.  Make sure you return those library permission slips and get a library card!

Don’t forget, picture day is on Tuesday!






Discovery 5/6:

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Science Camp Packet Forms are due Tuesday, September 4th to Mrs. Theall ( àScience Camp payment of $350 are due by October 12th.
  • Congratulations to the new leaders of Discovery! Our first 5/6 Leadership Meeting starts on Friday, September 7th at 6:45 AM in Ms. T’s room.

This Week in DCS:

-Students received an updated grade sticker inside their agendas.  Please ask them to tell you about their grades and goals they have for each class.

-All of 5/6 went out today to have their first nest challenge of the year. All 4 nests played a game of capture the flag, but the Kestrels managed to win by collecting all 4 footballs out of their opponent’s territory.

DCS Survival Tip #2:

Aeries is what 5th – 12th grade uses to input all course assignments and grades. Teachers update Aeries throughout the week and it is a great resource to keep track of how your child is doing in their classes and if they are turning in all of their assignments on time.

A red box in Aeries represents a missing assignment- This means your child was either absent the day it was due or they did not turn in an assignment on the date it was due.

Aeries Website:



Language Arts:

This week students finished their first unit of Music for the year. Each class took their first unit final! We begin our first unit of Art next week!


Social Studies:

This week students discussed the effects of the Berlin Crisis and why Nikita Khrushchev decided to build the Berlin Wall: why would East Berliners want to move to West Berlin? How was this embarrassing for the Soviets? Students also learned about how close the world got to almost entering a third world war due to the Cuban Missile Crisis.



Students are learning about “half-life” and how it applies to the elements of the Periodic Table.


CONGRATS TO THIS WEEKS NEST EARNERS: (Pictured below: Top Earners from, Top Left Saker, Top Right Kestrel,  Bottom Left Amur, Bottom Right Peregrine)







MHS Counseling News


Everyday Counts Attendance Challenge Begins in September


Cada Dia Cuenta Concurso de Asistencia comienza en Septiembre 






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Fieldtrip to 14th Annual Construction Trades Fair & Amazon Fulfillment Center

26 students from 12th and 11th grade students will be taking a fieldtrip to the 14th Annual Construction Trades Fair in Stockton and Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy. The fieldtrip will take place on Friday September 14, 2018. Permission slips and payment must be returned promptly to the Millennium High School Counseling Office to ensure a seat on the bus. Please call or email the Millennium High School Counseling Office for further information: (209) 627-8299 or email:



Class of 2019 Senior Information Packets

Class of 2019 senior information packets were mailed home this week. Students and parents, mark your calendars with information regarding important dates, deadlines, and things to do to prepare for the rest of the school year.


PSAT Testing

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7:30am-11:30am. Sign-ups for the PSAT have begun. The test fee is $18.00 and is due when you sign up for the test in the Millennium High School counseling office (Room A-2). For questions, please call the Millennium High School Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: