TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Oct. 5, 2018                                                                                                                               Vol 9

Virginia Stewart


Even with all the construction and temporary facilities, TLC kept up the school spirit with a fantastic homecoming parade.  It was wonderful to see all the schools come together.  I am so proud of your efforts and seeing the smiles on our student’s faces was a real treat.  We hope to see everyone out at the MHS football game this Saturday at the West High Football stadium.  JV starts at 5pm and Varsity kickoff is at 7pm.  Go Falcons!!!!!



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.



Upcoming Picture Days


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

If re-doing pictures, please make sure your student returns their picture packet that you were unhappy with on picture day.


Car-line Issues

Very Risky Driving at morning drop off and afternoon pick up

We continue to have some very unsafe drop offs of students with parents stopping illegally, holding up traffic and letting children run across the street with the risk of oncoming traffic. Please, we beg you – Slow down and protect your child from injury or worse by safely pulling over and encouraging your child to only cross in the cross walks when safe to cross.


Next Parents Club Meeting


Monday, October 15 at 6:30pm in P2

Parents 4 TLC would like to thank all the families and teachers that participated in our Box Tops Contest.  There were 3,740 valid Box Tops for Education submitted which earns the school $307.40!!!  P3 was the winning class with 939 submitted Box Tops, and they have opted for a Pizza Party ~ way to go you guys!!!  P2 came in 2nd with 503, followed by P8 with 331 and rounding out the top 4 was TK with 315!!!!  We will be holding another contest before school is out so keep saving and clipping, and keep your eyes out for the announcement for the next contest!!

Don’t forget next Friday, October 12th is our Family Movie Night at the current Millennium High School campus (1904 Corral Hollow Road), doors will open at 6:00 pm with the movie, Coco, to start at 6:30.  We will have popcorn and other concessions for sale, and this time we will be holding raffles!!!  You still have time to turn in donations for your child’s class raffle bucket, don’t forget, Mrs. Stewart will be announcing the winning class next week, so let’s make those baskets amazing!  The winning class is getting popcorn and a movie in class!!  There is also going to be a 50/50 raffle.

Thank you again for all the Box Tops and see you under the tent next Friday!!!

Parents 4 TLC

**Next Parents 4 TLC Meeting is October 15th @ 6:30 pm in P2**




Lunch Menu – Week Oct. 8 – 12

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Chimichanga

Wed- Beef or Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Thurs – Mac and Cheese

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger




Initial Phase

Next Friday, October 12th is our TLC Family Movie Night! Entry is free and there will be concessions (hot dogs, nachos, etc.) for sale. There will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. We are still in need of donations for our P2 reading corner raffle basket. We are having a contest and the classroom with the best basket wins a popcorn movie party! Books, book lights, bean bag chairs, stuffed animals are all items that would be perfect for our basket! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our basket so far. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Phase One


We had a FUN week in Phase One.! It was Homecoming for MHS and we always love participating by dressing up each day and walking in the parade. If you have a chance, try to make it to the MHS Homecoming football game tomorrow night at West High. JV is at 5:00 and Varsity is at 7:30. Come out to support our MHS Falcons!


This week all of the Phase One classes had their FIRST AR party of the year! Congratulations to all the students who made it! On Monday, your child will receive their new reading level and AR goal in their Red folders. AR goals will be due Friday, November 9th. Good luck and start reading!


Phase 2 students really showed their spirit during Homecoming week!  We also stayed busy with state reports and learning more about California. Please make sure you sign your child’s agenda every week!
Also…the PCS Read-A-Thon starts on Monday! Information will be sent home in Monday folders.








Discovery 5/6

Important Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, October 9th: Picture Re-Takes
Friday, October 12th: Science Camp $350 is due

DCS Survival Tip:

Does your child have their own desk or workspace in an area of your home that is conducive to focused studying?  Studying for quizzes and tests is a skill that is built over time and comes with school experience. We continually tell our students that it is better to study a little bit every day because it helps with their long-term retention, compared to studying for a longer period of time (last minute cramming) in a single day. It is also important that they spiral back their review to go over what was previously taught as a refresher.

Ideas of how parents can help at home:
• Your student can practice active learning while studying at home by highlighting key themes in their notes, using Post-its to mark important passages/clarify challenging concepts, making study flashcards, and/or mind mapping unit concepts.
• We have noticed that some students focus better in the morning, others afternoon and at night. Help your child find the times that his/her focused efforts will be most effective.
• Sometimes we just have to memorize things like basic math facts or spelling words. Using a song or mnemonic device to aid the memory works wonders.
•Encouraging students to be lifelong learner by searching up Youtube videos can be a handy resource for this age group.  They can pause, rewind and search up multiple versions of the same concept explained twenty different ways at the touch of a couple buttons.  This is a great tool when students need additional clarification, especially with abstract concepts.



DCS students brought the spirit this week!  We had tons of students come with full on 60’s outfits and lots of undercover secret agents!



Unfortunately, we had some challenges with our float this year and the 5 foot dome came apart and caved in during the parade…BUT we were beyond impressed watching how our students jump to action to make sure it did not crumble completely. Students immediately grabbed each side and held on!  They kept on smiling and waving to parents and friends who were in the crowd watching. 

To us, that is the definition of family; that is what people do in a striving community. They come together without questioning and help each other to ensure success for all. They don’t look at how it’s going to benefit just themselves, they look at how it benefits the bigger picture, the bigger goal. If something doesn’t work out, we band together to find a solution!  Our kids really demonstrated what the DCS community looks like.


We are so proud of our students because time and time again they show us, and everyone around them, what a TLC student sounds like, acts like, and looks like. 

Thank you again,
Ms. T & Ms. Zaca
DCS Leadership Teachers

Staff VS. Students Soccer Game at Lunch:



A Glance into DCS Classrooms:

Social Studies with Ms. Sabedra
This week, in Social Studies, we started our Personal Awareness SWO, which will be due on November 5th  Students were sent home with a letter to parents on Tuesday with rubrics and more information detailing the project. It’s purple so it should be easy to find in their backpacks!


Language Arts/Humanities with Ms. Christensen
This week in L.A. we worked on diagramming and verbs.  Some of the groups are creating PPT or videos which teach about verbs.  Students are also continuing to work on summaries at home.   In humanities, we are learning about different types of art throughout history.   We are also learning about many famous artists and some new ones.  Students received books this week for the reading club.


Language Arts/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck
In Ms. Rodieck’s Humanities classes we are currently doing a very brief History of Western Art that involves watching a video at and writing notes about the art period.  Then we look at some art and sort it into different art periods.  We check the work and then glue them into our notebooks.  Ask about what your son or daughter has learned about Ancient Mesopotamian or Egyptian Art and Greek or Roman Art.

In Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts Classes We finished up reading our first book club books this week and book reports were assigned on Friday to be due next Friday (or in two weeks for Honors).  If you have questions, check out my website at – the assignments for the different classes will be posted over the weekend.  The assignments will also be put on Google Classroom.


All 5/6 Langauge Arts classes should be finishing up our first book of the year The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano next week.  The following week we will be doing a final project or writing assignment and taking a ‘final’ test about the book.


Math with Mrs. Zuniga
Varsity: The students have been so excited to start fractions this week. Students are learning how to compare fractions using cross-multiplication. They are also learning to create equivalent fractions.

Scholastic: Our class began dividing fractions on Monday. They are learning the reason why the second fraction is flipped and not the first. They know that division is the inverse of multiplication. They will be taking their dividing fraction quiz next Thursday.


Honors: Our class is completing the Unit One Test tomorrow (Friday). The students have been reviewing percents for the past week and are ready to be done with Unit One. Next week, students will continue discount, tax, and markup. They cannot wait to practice the concepts at home and out shopping with parents.





Science – Ms. Dominguez:

This week in 7-8 Science, we are onto the second Academic Pentathlon unit on “Optics.” Students are working on an “Optics Exploration” project, in which they are exploring how light plays a role in optical phenomenons and illusions such as auroras (Northern Lights), light from the moon, rainbows, and funhouse mirrors. Students will share their findings during in-class presentations at the end of the week.

Math- Mrs. King

The season of colds and flu is upon us. PLEASE send in donations of tissues, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.  Thank you!


Language Arts- Mrs. Cerezo

All classes finished reading The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano this week! In each class we discussed the importance of the novel, their thoughts, and how the novel connects to what we have already learned about the 60’s.


Students in all classes must finish their at-home book club books by October 12th (project to follow).


The first trimester SWO is also being assigned this week (Friday), so please ask your students about the requirements for this first SWO project.


Language Arts–Mrs. Ernst

This week in Mrs. Ernst’s Language Arts class, students are continuing to read the novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.  We are expected to finish by this Friday or at the latest early next week.  Our next class book is the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.


Please make sure students study their vocabulary nightly- this will help students raise their quiz grades significantly.





Millennium High School – Homecoming Parade

Millennium High School’s homecoming parade took place yesterday in downtown Tracy. Tracy Learning Center’s grades TK – 12 showed their homecoming spirit with colorful floats and costumes, this year’s theme: “The 1960’s A Transformational Decade.”


Millennium High School – Homecoming Weekend

Saturday (October 6th) we have a Tailgate in the MHS parking lot from 4pm to 5pm. There is no cost for admission. We will have hot dogs, music, face painting and poster making stations to create a huge spirit section for the game.

Homecoming Game at West High School. Saturday night (October 6th) JV starts at 5:00pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Usual admission fees apply.

Homecoming Dance under the tent at the MHS campus Saturday (Oct. 6th) after the game ends. No students will be admitted before the game has ended. The dance is free.



PSAT Testing –Sign up today!

The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7:30am-11:30am. Sign-ups for the PSAT are still available. 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:





Did you miss this morning’s announcements?

If your student missed the morning announcements at Unity, please check the Millennium High School homepage located on our Tracy Learning Center Website at  go to Quick Links and click on Unity Announcements, please see example below.