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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC


Jan. 18, 2019                                                                                                                              Vo1 21

Virginia Stewart


We are now entering the third week of the new year and we are amazed at how quickly everyone has settled in at our new facility. Car lines are going great and our high school students seem to be know their way around quite well. Unfortunately, we have already had two issues of vandalism in the MHS Restrooms. This was a huge disappointment and extremely upsetting that a student(s) could be this disrespectful. We have asked all students and staff to be vigilant and  anonymously  report any vandalism or property mistreatment immediately.  Students responsible for any school damage will be given immediate serious consequences. The vast majority of our students appreciate and respect this amazing new facility and it is our hope that as a collaborative team we can keep it in this great condition. We are also asking MHS Drivers to be careful of their parking. We know prime parking spots are limited but our neighbors have had their driveways partially blocked.


We wish you all a safe and relaxing three-day weekend and hope you all return Tuesday rested and ready for a great learning week!



Next Holidays


Mon., Jan.21, 2019 is a school holiday in observance of Martin Luther King Day



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 Parents Club Update


Happy New Year from Parents 4 TLC!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable Winter Break.  Thank you to all the parents that came out to our December Meeting, it was short yet productive.


Now for the fun stuff!


We are holding another contest for the Primary class that turns in the most Box Tops.  Last time over 3,000 Box Tops were turned in!  This school year the school has received $680.43 and our goal is $1,000.  We are sure we can meet that goal with all of your help.   The winning class will receive an Ice Cream, Donut or Pizza party of their choosing, hosted by Parents-4-TLC.  Please make sure to check expiration dates.  If you have a student in Discovery or Millennium and have Box Tops, please label the homeroom, submit to the office and I will collect them from Ms. Kay.


Make sure you put Wednesday, February 20th on you calendar for our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday!  We are in the process of finalizing the restaurants and will update you all shortly!!  Wacky Wallet Wednesday is an easy way to give back to the school – all you do is grab a coffee, lunch, dinner or dessert and a portion of your purchase goes to the school!


Just a friendly reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly.  Please make sure you are labeling your child’s jacket.


Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school: and select Tracy Learning Center (NOW available on mobile devices) will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase).

Next Parents 4 TLC meeting is TUESDAY, January 22 at 6:30 in P2, hope to see you there!!




Lunch Menu – Week Jan 21 – 25

Mon. – Holiday

Tues. – Pizza   –  THIS IS A CHANGE!

Wed- Cheese Fettuccine

Thurs – Chicken Noodle

Fri – Grilled Cheese Sandwich



Tickets to the February 2, 2019 Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed are on sale now!

Tickets are $50.00 per person, or a table of eight is $400.00. Table reservations include pre-assigned seating and your name or company name prominently displayed on your table.

Sign up early, tables will sell quickly!  Use the form below to sign up for tickets or a table.  Forms are also available in the front office.  Complete the form and attach a check made out to “Tracy Learning Center”.  You may return them to the front office or classroom teachers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

crab feed ticket order form 2019 (PDF)


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If you would like to donate a raffle item or dessert item for the event please call or text Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157.

You can also email Donna Baker at

There are also advertising opportunities on our placemat. Business card size is $25.00.

The doors of the Portuguese Hall will open at 6:00 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour. Your delicious crab dinner served with salad, pasta and bread will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Then put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor until 12:00 a.m.

We will also have fantastic raffle baskets & a silent auction for an all-around fun filled night



Our TK class was very lucky to have some incredible Career Week volunteers! We learned the proper way to brush our teeth by practicing with a giant toothbrush and large set of molars. We also had the opportunity to explore the tools used by an electrician and a mechanic. Plus, a photographer taught us how to use a green screen for podcasts!

 Later in the week, a Preschool Director stopped-by with homemade play dough for each of us. Plus, we listened to the siren on a police car, and received a safety-themed coloring book from Officer Shelly. It has been a fun-filled week of learning in TK!



This week Primary students celebrated the 100th day of school by making and wearing some very creative shirts!  We loved all the ideas and creativity!  We also wrote about “100 Ways we would Change the World.”  We continued our unit on climate and hazardous weather, which we even got to experience firsthand this week! Please remember there is no school on Monday.  Have a great weekend!





We cannot believe that we have already achieved 100 days of learning in kindergarten! Time is simply going by too fast! We celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday with many fun projects! Students made a giant octopus with 100 sucker charms, a 100 super hero cape, used the digits in 100 to create a picture, and practiced skip counting to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s! It was so much fun!!! We can’t wait to see how much more growth we will see in the next 100 days!

Remember: There is no school this upcoming Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday!






The Crab Feed is just around the corner! TLC’s annual fundraiser will be February 2nd. Students interested in helping set up, serve, and tear down for community service hours should get in touch with Miss Lamanna, either in person or via, for information on volunteering for set up, service, and tear down. Parents, we are also looking for donations of wine (deliver to TLC office by 2/1) and dessert (deliver to Portuguese Hall the morning of 2/2) to help with our fundraising!



We are excited to announce that Millennium Falcons Richard Smith and Kendall Harrington are the school winners for our Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club speech contest. They will now advance to the club level contest taking place next week, where they will compete against students from other high schools in Tracy for the opportunity to win scholarships from the Rotary Club at the area and state levels as they advance through this national competition. Good luck to them as they represent Millennium!



Is your student interested in touring Europe while earning college credit and making lifelong memories? Falcons Study Abroad is planning an unforgettable art history trip to Amsterdam, the Hague, and Paris in Spring of 2020. Join us for a parent information meeting Wednesday, January 23, from 6:30-7:30 in M-108 to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! If you are unable to attend, email or for more information.



MHS and DCS students participated in a speech and debate tournament last weekend at Mountain House High School, with amazing results — there were over 350 students there, and nearly all of our students placed in the top ten in their events! See results below:

Cynthia Weiss (8), 10th place in Impromptu*

Sahejroop Sethi (8), 9th place in Impromptu*

Sydney Saylors (6), 8th place in Impromptu*

Patrick Bouckaert (6), 8th place in Expository*

Nicole Engen (11), 7th place in National Extemporaneous

Celina Lopez (11), 7th place in Oratorical Interpretation

Christian Silva (11), 7th place in Original Oratory

Kaeden Springer (5), 7th place in Expository*

Ella Delucchi (8), 7th place in Expository*

Christian Silva (11), 7th place in Congressional Debate

Anton Souza (10), 7th place in Impromptu*

Anthony Rhead (11), 6th place in Congressional Debate*

Chelby Johnson (5), 6th place in Impromptu*

Grace Bhatia (10), 5th place in Original Advocacy

Anthony Rhead (11), 5th place in Expository*

Ella Delucchi (8), 4th place in Expository*

Gianna Arganbright Jackson (11), 4th place in Original Oratory*

Shika Acolatse (11), 4th place in Thematic Interpretation

Veronica Knowlden (12), 4th place in Original Advocacy

Nicole Engen (11), 3rd place in Original Advocacy

Jaidyn Woods (8), 3rd place in Impromptu*

Lucy Lamanna (9), 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation*

Danica Knowlden (8), 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation*

Anahi Rodriguez (10), 2nd place in Impromptu*

Adrienne Delucchi (8), 2nd place in Expository*

Nicole Engen (11), 1st place in Big Questions Debate

* = novice competitor


The team would like to especially thank Mike Souza, Melanie Dane, Jennifer Delucchi, Dawnyel Springer, and Pat Porreca for helping us at the tournament with judging and concessions! Our final competition of the regular league season will be February 9th at Bear Creek High School. After that, our varsity competitors will advance to state and national qualifying tournaments. If you are interested in helping us out with transportation and judging, or would like to learn more about how your student can join the team next year, please contact Coach Lamanna at



The Class of 2019’s Disneyland Grad Nite will be Friday, 5/17-Saturday, 5/18.

The cost to attend is $240. This covers our Park Hopper tickets, which allow us to visit both Disney Parks, and our bus trip down to Anaheim.

We are asking for a $50 deposit from parents to reserve students’ space on the trip.

The deposit and subsequent payments may be made with cash, check, or through our online PayPal portal (email for the link) If you are using PayPal, please put your student’s name and “DISNEY” in the comments section of the donation, where it says, “What is this donation for?” Your donation is tax deductible, and you are free to share the link with family and friends who wish to help your student take this trip.

Please instruct donors to be sure to make it clear what student they are donating to and to use the code DISNEY. If you or they would like a letter for your files noting your tax deductible donation, they can select, “Share your mailing address with Tracy Learning Center so they can acknowledge your donation” before clicking, “Donate.” Thank you, and we look forward to taking the Class of 2019 on this very special Grad Nite trip!


MHS Counseling News





CSF Applications

All students who want to be members of CSF in the Spring must fill out an application and turn it into the Counseling Office by Wednesday (1/23).  See Ms. Moore with questions.  Remember even current members must reapply!



Decision Medicine

Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you. Applicants must be 16 years old by the start of the program (July 15, 2019). Apply online February 1, 2019 – March 1, 2019.


Exciting Summer Opportunities for Your Students at Stanford

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Learn More About Our Summer Programs


We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

·  Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

·  Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

·  Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

·  Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

·  Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

·  Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: