TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

February 23 2019 Vol 26

WE HAVE RECEIVED ONLY A FEW SURVEYS SO WE ARE AGAIN REQUESTING PARENTS TO PLEASE ACCESS THESE SURVEYS AND FILL THEM OUT.

THANK YOU!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT THIS SCHOOL, YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE ONE SURVEY.

ACCESS THE SURVEY USING THE FOLLOWING URL’S:

SCHOOL

URL

DISCOVERY CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/HJ667MQ

MILLENNIUM CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/MD474NE

PRIMARY CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/XH479YD

 

 

ENROLLMENT

February is the time to apply for all incoming Transitional Kindergartners (TK) and Kindergartners for the 2019-2020 school year. All TK students must have a birthday between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 to apply and all Kindergartners that apply must be 5 before September 2, 2019. All applications must be turned in from February 1 thru February 28, 2019 to be included in the lottery. Current students’ siblings must also apply.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Feb. 25 – Mar. 1

Mon. – Pizza

Tues- Chicken Quesadilla

Wed- Chicken Nuggets

Thurs – Beef Enchiladas

Fri –Beef Hot Dogs

 

 

 

PARENTS 4 TLC

Parents 4 TLC had quite the busy week this week and we would like to thank all the parents and staff that participated and continue to support these activities and our group.

Parents 4 TLC would like to personally thank all the families, friends and staff that participated in this month’s Wacky Wallet Wednesday! We haven’t received the totals just yet, but we’ve spoken to each location and they said they had a lot of Wacky Wallet participants! As soon as we have the totals we will update everyone! Our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday is March 20th, so mark your calendars! If there are any restaurants that you would like to see, please let us know.

We also collected the Box Tops from the classes – and WOW!! They will be counted Monday and we will let the all classes know. We thank you so much! We will also be sure to announce that in the next Charter Chatter.

There won’t be any more Box Tops contests this school year, but keep clipping and saving those Box Tops for September’s National Box Tops Week!

Save the date – Friday, June 14th is our next Family Movie Night in the gym (movie to be determined)! Concessions will be available for purchase. We will be raffling off some great baskets again, as well as a 50/50 raffle!

Just a reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly.

Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school:

www.smile.amazon.com and select Tracy Learning Center (now available on mobile devices)

www.officedepot.com will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase)

Our next meeting is Monday, March 18th at 6:30 in P2, hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Thank you to all those that came out to the Mother Son Masquerade Ball! Pictures will be sent home in next week’s Friday folders.

TK

This week, our TK students learned all about scientists and the tools that they use. First, TK was joined by a special visitor, Sam the Scientist, who taught the children that scientists work hard to study the world around them. They are smart, curious individuals who ask a lot of questions – much like our very own TK students!

We rehearsed some of the same skills that scientists use by making observations, generating different hypotheses, and by testing and experimenting all week long, with the use of magnets, a scale, a set of magnifying glasses, various measurement tools, plus ramps and balls. We made many unique discoveries about the world around us!

Initial Phase

Ask your student: how many days are there in a week? How many months are there in a year?

We are so excited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday next week! We will be reading some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books throughout the week. On Friday we will have a pajama day to celebrate! Students can wear their pajamas to school. Please be sure to wear regular tennis shoes- no slippers. Teachers have planned so many fun activities for Friday! Since we will be having fun Seuss themed centers on Friday we will be doing all sight word and spelling tests on THURSDAY. We can’t wait to share pictures on our classroom instagram of all the fun we will be having next week!

Phase One

The Phase One classes had their AR parties this week for those students who met their AR goals. Our next AR goal period started on Monday and these goals are due March 29th. Make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes every night at home. Did you know that the books they read at home, they can take quizzes on, as long as they are AR? So make sure you check their books!

Second trimester is coming to a close and it is almost conference time. In your child’s red folder this Monday there will be a sign up sheet for conferences. We ask that you select your top three times and we will try our best to accommodate everyone. We also ask that you sign up with either your child’s LA or math teacher.

Next Friday our school will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by wearing pajamas. There is a note with more details in your child’s green folder today.

Phase Two:

Did you know our students have an amazing art teacher named Ms. L? She is currently teaching our 3rd and 4th graders about the art of Salvador Dali. This year they’ve learned about many different styles of artwork and different artists. Thank you to everyone who donated magazines for this upcoming project! Here is a peek at some of our phase 2 artwork.


Discovery Middle School 5/6


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Friday, March 1st: Lifelong Learner Career SWO: All students should have 4 of the 4 required research components completed. There were 8 choices to select from on the guidelines paper.

 

March 9th. 5/6 Science Olympiad

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Social Studies Update:
On Tuesday, Feb 19th, DCS welcomed Mr. Ricotta who joined our team as our new and permanent Social Studies teacher in ⅚. Mr. Ricotta has 10 years of teaching experience and has wowed the kids already with not only his Social Studies knowledge, but his ability to speak fluent Korean. If you need to contact Mr. Ricotta, his e-mail address is: mricotta@tracylc.net

Science with Ms. Diaz: Dear TLC parents and guardians, 5/6th grade science now has its very own science blog website. Come check it out to read the great blog posts covering various scientific topics that students have written for your learning and enjoyment. Get ready to be entertained and amazed!
Website: https://tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com

 

 

LA with Ms.Christensen
Last week in LA the students learned about theme in stories. They brainstormed what themes were in our current novel. We also completed our novel. In writing, students started working on their own mystery story. We also did an overview of four different types of poetry and focused in on lyrical poetry. In Humanities, the students learned about the members in the Beatles music group and created an infographic about their group’s member.
This week, we were preparing for our final exam. The students loved playing Quizlet live. Humanities we finished posters on members of the Beatles. In writing, we worked on our mystery story and peer edited.

 

 

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert- only students who are currently in Choir for trimester 2 will be participating. The concert will take place in our TLC gym on Wednesday, Feb.27th. The show will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

 

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Scholastic and Honors took their final for Freedom Riders and finished up writing an alternate ending to the book. They will begin reading their next book Shooting the Moon. This book delves into military life and Vietnam. Scholastic will be turning in their Book Club Book Trailers. Check them out on www.rodieckla.weebly.com.

Varsity is continuing to read Freedom Riders and will have their final in the next few weeks. They learned about Presidents of the 60’s and wrote an essay about them.

All three classes will have a unit test about music from the early 60’s and will go back to art with a focus on Pop Art.

Ms. Rodieck’s Scholastic class will be performing at the Choir Concert Wednesday, February 27th. Come check it out.

 

 

Speech and Debate Shout Outs:


Ms. Pelaez and Ms. T joined in on the Speech and Debate fun this past Saturday and did some judging. We both are so proud of all of our TLC kids 5th-MHS! We do want to give a special congrats to our very own ⅚ students who placed this weekend- you guys rock!

Sydney Saylors, 8th, Novice Impromptu

Kaeden Springer, 4th, Novice Expository

Chelby Johnson, 3rd, Novice Impromptu

Patrick Bouckaert, 5th, Novice Expository

 

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

February 28 (Thursday) 2nd Trimester SWO Final Draft is due

February 28 community service hours

March 6 This is the last day of the 2nd Trimester

March 2nd.7/8 Science Olympiad

 

 

Language Arts:

With Mrs. Cerezo:

This was a quick week, but as per usual, we managed to learn a lot of great new ideas! Each class finished reading our last play for the year, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Classes have been challenged to channel the inner thoughts and ideas of iconic Ros and Guil to analyze the play and determine its larger meaning.

Classes also continued to work on their language and mechanics skills by using our new online program, NoRedInk. This is an interactive program that allows students to hone their mechanical and technical language skills. Students are enjoying the challenge.

Final drafts are due Feb. 28th along with ALL (20) community service hours.

Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

Please remember that 2nd trimester SWO is due on Thursday February 28th. Late papers will not be accepted!

However, SWOs that are not completed will need to be made up and they do count as a letter grade.

8th grade students need to remember that not completing all of the SWO’s will result in the loss of the ability to participate in all promotion activities, such as Promotion, Cosmic Bowling, and Great America.

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- Doing review of unit -6-1 to 6-5 for unit test.
Honors- Started unit-7, Completed 7-1 Rigid motion in a plane, 7-2 reflections, 7-3 rotation, 7-4 translation and vectors, doing Glide reflections and compositions.
Scholastic- Completed unit-5. Now doing review of unit-5

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

5/6 Science Olympiad will be on March 9th.
7/8 Science Olympiad will be on March 2nd.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students were introduced to the constitution and the three parts it it broken into: the Preamble, the Articles, and the Bill of Rights. They began to read the preamble and will memorize it in the following weeks.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week technology is finishing their lesson on Engineering and taking an engineering vocabulary quiz!

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.


 

 

Millennium High School

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show – Thank you

On behalf of the Tracy Learning Center, we would like to thank all of the participants and their families, and thank you to all those that came to the show in support of our talented students!

If you want to showcase your talent, we encourage everyone to try out next year.

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. www.decisionmedicine.com

· 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: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading • Math • Algebra I&2 • Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

Delta Dream Conference Save the Date 8:30am-2:00pm. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theatre

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

Join us at SJDC to learn more, please see the following link for event flyer:

file:///C:/Users/TLC%20Teacher/Desktop/2019%20Dreamers%20Conference.pdf

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

The Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services Department is excited to announce our annual Cash 4 College Workshop on Wednesday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm!

Students and their parents can drop-in anytime between 12:00pm – 6:00pm. We will have our entire Financial Aid Staff on site to guide students through completing their 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, and answer any questions they may have regarding financial aid. We will also have free food and prizes!! Please help spread the word to students regarding this wonderful opportunity to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd. The event will be in the Eservices Lab on the first floor of the DeRicco Building.

Please see the following link for event flyer:

https://docushare.deltacollege.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-206365/Cash%20for%20College%20Flyer%2019-20_Spring.pdf

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community. Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Summer Delta College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting for students on Monday, February 25th at 12:15 in Mr. Hunt and Mr. Singh’s room 204. If students are interested in taking summer classes at Delta College, they must attend this meeting! There will be an application workshop on Friday 3/1 at 12:00 in Room 204 so students can complete the next step in this process with help. Students should bring their SSN! Seniors applying/reapplying to Delta should also attend the application workshop and must sign up in the Counseling Office.

FAFSA Workshop

The Counseling Office hosted a drop-in FAFSA workshop on Thursday and assisted nine 12th grade students’ families in submitting their FAFSA before the upcoming March 2nd deadline. Completing this free online application on time during senior year is so important in order to be considered for college financial aid including grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

TLC Talent Show – TONIGHT @ The Grand Theater

 

Just a reminder that tonight, Wed Feb 20th is our TLC‘s Got Talent show at the Tracy Grand Theatre – Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 6:30pm. We have a huge number of student participants and this just may be our best year yet!

Tickets are $9 each and are on sale now in the counseling office, the main office, online at www.atthegrand.org and the box office.
Hope to see you all there to support this schoolwide community event!

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TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

February 15, 2019 Vol 25

California School Parent Survey, 2018-2019

TLC needs your help! We have launched an online survey to learn more about your opinions of PCS, DCS, and MHS. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

· This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

· All questions apply to this school only.

· The results are for the use of TLC. The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the Tracy Learning Center.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey.

Access the survey using the following URL’s:

School

URL

Discovery Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/HJ667MQ

Millennium Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/MD474NE

Primary Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/XH479YD

Enrollment

February is the time to apply for all incoming Transitional Kindergartners (TK) and Kindergartners for the 2019-2020 school year. All TK students must have a birthday between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 to apply and all Kindergartners that apply must be 5 before September 2, 2019. All applications must be turned in from February 1 thru February 28, 2019 to be included in the lottery. Current students’ siblings must also apply.

Next Holiday

Monday, Feb. 18 2019 is a school holiday.

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Feb. 18 – Feb. 22

THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS WEEK

Mon. – Holiday

Tues- Pizza

Wed- Nachos

Thurs – Taquitos

Fri –Beef Hamburger

TK

This week, TK learned about two very important presidents in our history: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

We learned that George Washington was the very first president of the United States. The Father of our Country can be observed on both the dollar bill and on the quarter. The Washington Monument was constructed in his honor.

We also learned that Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president, and significant for his role in the Civil War. Honest Abe can be observed on the penny and on the five dollar bill.

The students and teachers in TK also began a new competition this week; we are working to memorize all 45 presidents, in order, with the help of a 45 presidents song. The winner will earn 45 cents to spend in the Student Store and will earn the coveted Gold Mickey Necklace! We are all working VERY hard!

Initial Phase

We have a lot going on throughout the rest of the month! Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! Students can bring in valentine cards/goodies. We ask that you send 66 of the same valentine with the “to” section left blank. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by doing fun valentine themed centers such as valentine bingo, candy heart graphing, valentine STEM challenges, and passing out valentines.

We are still in need of Brach’s individually boxed conversation hearts. We will be using the candy to do a graphing activity. We want each student to have their own box. All donations are very appreciated!

 

Phase One

This students in Phase One have continued writing personal narratives and they are doing a wonderful job! In Science we continued learning about space. This week the classes learned more about the moon and introduced the Sun. The classes learned about how the Sun creates shadows and a did an experiment using flashlights. Ask your student about this! Don’t forget to continue helping your child with their nightly moon observations.

Phase One also celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday and the fun lasted all day! Students decorated bags, passed out their treats, did a fun Valentine’s Day experiment, sorted and graphed Conversation Hearts and made a Valentine’s Day craft.

AR goals were due today! The classrooms will all have their AR party for those students who met their goal next week.

Phase Two:

This week our 3rd and 4th graders learned about forces and motion. We discussed Newton’s Laws of Motion and learned new vocabulary words such as friction and gravity. Did you know YouTube Kids has some great videos on Newton’s Laws of Motion? They are simple, kid-friendly and age appropriate. Check them out!

Our 4th grade leadership students are working on a “Valentines for Veterans” project. PCS students are working on creating special cards for local veterans to be delivered next week.

Reminder that Phase 2 AR goals are due on February 15th. Students who meet their AR goals will get a special treat!

Here is a peek at some our our Phase 2 hallway projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Discovery Middle School 5/6


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Friday, Feb. 15th: Ms. T and Mrs. Zuniga mailed out all college personal statements for students. We can’t wait to hear back from them!
Monday, Feb. 18th: No School in observance of President’s Day

Friday, March 1st: Lifelong Learner Career SWO: All students should have 4 of the 4 required research components completed. There were 8 choices to select from on the guidelines paper.

Social Studies Update:
On Tuesday, March 19th, DCS will welcome Mr. Ricotta who will be joining our team as our new and permanent Social Studies teacher in ⅚.

 

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

 

Science with Ms. Diaz: Dear TLC parents and guardians, 5/6th grade science now has its very own science blog website. Come check it out to read the great blog posts covering various scientific topics that students have written for your learning and enjoyment. Get ready to be entertained and amazed!
Website: https://tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com

 

LA with Ms.Christensen
This week in LA the students learned about theme in stories. They brainstormed what themes were in our current novel. We also completed our novel. In writing, students started working on their own mystery story. We also did an overview of four different types of poetry and focused in on lyrical poetry. In Humanities, the students learned about the members in the Beatles music group and created an infographic about their group’s member.

 

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

 

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Varsity: Our class is practicing operations of decimals. Practicing at home is crucial, students use decimals in their everyday lives. Money is a great way to help your child practice operations of decimals. Students will had a quiz today (Friday) on adding subtracting and multiplying decimals.

Scholastic: Unit 2 is under our belt and integers is now our focus. Students put their knowledge to the test this week with integer war. This game can be played at home parents, all you need is a deck of playing cards and your child. There was a quiz today (Friday) on operations of integers.

Honors: Multistep equations has been our focus for the past week. Our class needs to grasp the concept to help them understand our concept of substitution that begins next week. There was also a quiz today (Friday) on equations and expressions.

 

 

Speech and Debate Shout Outs:


Ms. Pelaez and Ms. T joined in on the Speech and Debate fun this past Saturday and did some judging. We both are so proud of all of our TLC kids 5th-MHS! We do want to give a special congrats to our very own ⅚ students who placed this weekend- you guys rock!

Sydney Saylors, 8th, Novice Impromptu

Kaeden Springer, 4th, Novice Expository

Chelby Johnson, 3rd, Novice Impromptu

Patrick Bouckaert, 5th, Novice Expository

 

DCS 7- 8

 

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

February 18 (Monday) there is no school.

February 28 community service hours and Final Drafts for SWO are due to Language Arts Teachers

Language Arts:

With Mrs. Cerezo:

This week each class began work with a brand new resource, NoRedInk. This is a great tool for students to use both at home and in class. It helps students to strengthen their grammar and language skills. It is great practice!

 

Students also turned in their first draft of their SWO projects. Remember, if students score a 70/100 or above they do not need to complete a second draft. However, if they score less than 70 they will need to complete a second draft.

 

Final drafts are due Feb. 28th along with ALL (20) community service hours.

 

Classes plan to finish up our second play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead this week or early next week.

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

Happy February,
Please remember: we will have a normal school day on Monday, February 11, 2019 and we will celebrate Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019

Math:

With Mr. Singh

All classes took the Davis Test for the second time this week.

 

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 7/8 Science started the Plant Life unit which involves a “Plant Growth and Development” lab. During this lab, students will be responsible for tracking the growth of a plant from seed to sprout, and then eventually, we will be attempting to transplant the project plants to bigger containers. Students have been incredibly enthusiastic about this project, and I am so excited to see them care for their plants over the course of the year.

5/6 Science Olympiad will be on March 9th.


7/8 Science Olympiad will be on March 2nd.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

After completing their American Revolution Vocabulary test on Monday, students began reading about the Articles of Confederation. Despite the enthusiasm of the colonists in finally getting their own country, their first form of government failed as the founding fathers realized that a strong central government was needed if they wanted their country to be successful. Students read a quick overview of the success and failures of the Articles and held a discussion after analyzing video clips that went into more depth.

Verbal Expression with Ms. Dane

After completing their American Revolution Vocabulary test on Monday, students began reading about the Articles of Confederation. Despite the enthusiasm of the colonists in finally getting their own country, their first form of government failed as the founding fathers realized that a strong central government was needed if they wanted their country to be successful. Students read a quick overview of the success and failures of the Articles and held a discussion after analyzing video clips that went into more depth.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology is being introduced to engineering and coding.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

Physical Education:

The DCS Students are really enjoying our New “Drumfit Unit” in PE!!!!!

 


 

Millennium High School

**CONGRATULATIONS TO BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER AND GIRLS BASKETBALL FOR ADVANCING TO THE POSTSEASON!!

On Tuesday 2/12, Lady Falcons Soccer heads out to Mariposa for the 1st round of Division VI playoffs! Game begins at 5pm: 5074 Old Highway North, Mariposa, CA

Also on February 12th, Falcons Soccer (boys) will kick-off at 6pm for their DVI home match-up vs Mariposa. Their game will be played at West High. Admission is $6 adults, $4 students. Come out and support!!

 

Lady Falcons Basketball joins the 1st round games on February 12th. Their brackets will be released this Saturday at around 4pm… Stay tuned!

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show – February 20, 2019 – Tickets on sale now!

Tickets to the TLC’s Got Talent Show are now on sale, please see the following link to purchase tickets: https://atthegrand.org/events/tlcs-got-talent-8th-annual/

 

 

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. www.decisionmedicine.com

 

· 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: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

 

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading • Math • Algebra I&2 • Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

 

 

 

 

 

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

Delta Dream Conference Save the Date 8:30am-2:00pm. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theatre

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

Join us at SJDC to learn more, please see the following link for event flyer:

file:///C:/Users/TLC%20Teacher/Desktop/2019%20Dreamers%20Conference.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

The Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services Department is excited to announce our annual Cash 4 College Workshop on Wednesday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm!

 

Students and their parents can drop-in anytime between 12:00pm – 6:00pm. We will have our entire Financial Aid Staff on site to guide students through completing their 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, and answer any questions they may have regarding financial aid. We will also have free food and prizes!! Please help spread the word to students regarding this wonderful opportunity to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd. The event will be in the Eservices Lab on the first floor of the DeRicco Building.

Please see the following link for event flyer:

https://docushare.deltacollege.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-206365/Cash%20for%20College%20Flyer%2019-20_Spring.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

 

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community. Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

 

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

 

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

 

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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How Can I Be Involved as a Parent in My Child’s School?

We realize all of us are busy and few of us have the ability to stay at home and spend all of our time with our children. Sometimes it is even difficult to schedule chances to see our students in extra things that they do such as sports or music. We understand. There are, however, things you can do to be involved that are important and can be done from home. Here is a helpful list of suggestions.

  • Check grades often. For older students sign into Aeries to check up to the minute grades. Many parents do this once a week.
  • For younger children take the time to read all the information in the weekly folder and send back whatever is needed.
  • Read the weekly newsletter called the Charter Chatter. It is an on-line weekly newsletter. If you have a subscription it will come to your phone’s email each Friday.
  • Email a teacher if you have a question. It is the best way to reach a teacher and to get a quick response.
  • Check back packs, you will find work done that can be praised and you can weed out things that make the backpack heavy but are not needed.
  • Ask your student what they did that excited or challenged them as they arrive at home. Don’t take “nothing” for an answer and in no time you will be hearing things that happened at school.
  • Model learning. Talk about things you have just learned at work or from reading etc.
  • Model reading at home or show your student how you use math for every day things
  • Participate by going to events that include your student: sports, band, music etc.

Sept. 25, 2019, Wed. is an Early Release Day – Homecoming Parade

PCS – dismissed at 12:30pm

Champions will accommodate early release

DCS/MHS dismissed at 1pm

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 is a school holiday – Labor Day.

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Sept. 2 – 6

Mon. – Holiday

Tues – Pizza

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Beef or Veggie Burger

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

NOW HIRING: Athletic Coaches

Interested in taking on the rewards and challenges of coaching a high school athletic team? Millennium Athletics is currently creating a coaching pool for all sports and levels, as the life of a coach is ever changing. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our TEAM for any sport, apply here:

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart  

  

Fact

Students that vape JUST ONCE are more likely

to try other types of tobacco.

Teenage vaping is escalating

78% of high schoolers have tried vaping

48% of middle schoolers have tried vaping

Up to 80% of teenagers believe they are only inhaling flavoring.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that can look like a real cigarette or pen. Some with refillable tanks look a bit different. There are hundreds of brands, and they're sometimes marketed as a way to get your nicotine fix without the danger of cigarettes.

They all work the same basic way:

  • They have containers filled with liquid that's usually made of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals.
  • A heating device turns the liquid into vapor that you inhale when you take a drag.

Are They Safe:

·         Some brands contain chemicals including formaldehyde — often used in building materials — and another ingredient used in antifreeze that can cause cancer.

·         Flavors in e-cigs also raise red flags. Some use a buttery-tasting chemical called diacetyl, which is often added to foods like popcorn. When it's inhaled, it can be dangerous.

·         "Diacetyl is a well-known harmful chemical, which, among other things, causes a lung disease called 'popcorn lung,'" says Erika Sward, assistant vice president for national advocacy at the American Lung Association.

 

Below is our current MHS Tobacco Survey Results-

 

During the 2017-18 school year, 204 of our students (10th and 12th graders) completed the California Student Tobacco Survey conducted by UC San Diego.  The results were anonymous.  Here are some findings related to e-cigarettes:

Current Use:  7.7% of those surveyed had used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

Susceptibility:  26.3% of those surveyed who had never used an e-cigarette would consider using one if one of their best friends offered it to them.  (These students marked a choice other than that they would "definitely not" use the product.)

Access:  49% of those surveyed marked that it would be easy to get e-cigarettes.

Recent Offers:  15.9% of those surveyed said they had been offered e-cigarettes in the last 30 days.

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 26 – 30        

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Beef or Bean Tostada

Thurs  – Mac n Cheese

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

New

Lunch Debts

Student in PCS or DCS who have more than negative $20 in their lunch account will be given cheese/crackers and water for lunch. Please pay these negative accounts immediately so your student will be served the posted lunch menu.

Lunch Drop Offs

Please  remember to communicate to your child if you are planning on dropping off his/her lunches, we need to keep classroom calls and disruptions to a minimum. Please label anything dropped off in the office.

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

NOW HIRING:  Athletic Coaches

Interested in taking on the rewards and challenges of coaching a high school athletic team?  Millennium Athletics is currently creating a coaching pool for all sports and levels, as the life of a coach is ever changing.  If you’re interested in becoming a part of our TEAM for any sport, apply here:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

Upcoming Picture Days

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

                             

TK

This week in TK we learned all about ourselves and how to treat others.

We began our week by learning about our feelings and how to react to them.  We worked on a feelings book that stated when we felt a certain way.  Students learned all about using their manners, especially please and thank you.  The teachers and friends learned all about each with our All About Me posters we created in class.

Our friends created family trees and had a lot of fun with adding lots of apples.  During our centers we focused on fine motor skills, such as cutting, tracing, pencil and glue holding.  Look for the awesome work in their green folders today!

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words next week!

 

Initial Phase

What are SWOs? SWO stands for School Wide Outcome. We have 4 SWOs: Polite Citizen. Proud Individual, Productive Worker, and Positive Cooperator. In P2 students can earn their name in our “excellence box” for demonstrating one of our SWOs. Each time a student is in the excellence box they earn a dot towards a SWO bracelet. Students must earn 5 dots by getting in the excellence box 5 times in order to get a SWO bracelet. At the end of the month Primary will have a special awards ceremony where three students from P2 will be presented with a SWO certificate for consistently demonstrating one of our SWOs for the entire month.

 

Phase One:

This was our first week of curriculum and the students are doing such a great job! For grammar, our students focused on nouns. We talked about how people, places, things and animals can be nouns. Some groups even talked about the difference between common and proper nouns. In Writer’s Workshop the students learned about what a sentence needs to be complete. They learned a fun song to help them remember. They also made a fun Sentence Buddy craft! In Social Studies the students discussed about what it means to be a good citizen and the rights and responsibilities they all have.

   

Here are the Sentence Buddies our students made in WW.

       

Phase Two:

Did you know your child can practice their math and language arts skills at home using ixl.com?!  Each Phase 2 student has an account where they can work on assigned math and LA skills or even review past concepts.  They can also play games with their spelling words on spellingcity.com.  

This week our 3rd and 4th graders learned about life cycles.  From ladybugs to plants, all living things change and grow throughout their lives.  We also did some fun activities to learn more about these concepts.  

By now (or early next week) your child should have taken their first math quiz.  We will be giving at least 2 math quizzes per month.  Please look for these in your child’ green folder.

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 3rd: Picture Day

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

Now – August 30th: Spirit Wear can be purchased at https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1173 

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson's Math:

All classes completed their first UC Davis test for the year, we hope to see improvement throughout the year as the students take this test two more times.

Varsity: We just took our first quiz for Unit 1 on Tuesday. The students spent last Friday and Monday reviewing for that quiz. The students did different stations focusing on the different topics which were on the quiz.

Honors: Students are moving through Unit 1 finishing up exponents on Tuesday and we have moved into squares, cubes and roots. Parents, we do recommend that students try to memorize their squares (up to 25) and cubes (up to 10).

Scholastic: We have finished Unit 1 and taken our first Unit test today (Friday). Students have learned decimal place value, along with decimal addition and subtraction including learning about properties of addition.

Mrs. Nijjar’s class

Varsity:

Last week the class took a quiz related to addition and subtraction word problems.We started this week by learning to write decimals in word form and standard form. The students enjoyed playing the game “I have…who has?” for decimals. For the rest of the week, we will be talking more about decimals – representing decimals as fractions and rounding decimals.

Scholastic:

We started this week by learning to round decimals to the nearest whole, nearest tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. We reviewed the concepts by taking a quiz on Kahoot. For the rest of the week, students will be learning to add, subtract, and estimate whole numbers and decimal numbers.

Honors:

Our week started with reviewing the concepts for order of operations. The students learned to evaluate algebraic expressions by substituting the variables with values. The students had fun playing “Scavenger Hunt” and evaluating algebraic expressions with their groups. The students will be taking a quiz this week.

For all students: Next week students will be doing Math Interim Testing on 8/26/2019 and 8/27/2019.

Ms. Rodieck's Language Arts and Humanities

Week Three is done.  Something new this year is a trimester final.  So the students and I decided that I would hold onto their weekly quizzes and pass them back out near to end of the trimester to use to study for the trimester final.  Some students wanted to take their's home; they will need to save their quizzes until the end of the trimester so they can use them to study for the final.    This will also include Book Finals and Humanities Unit Quizzes.

Next week we will be taking an Interim Test in Language Arts on Wednesday and Thursday.  Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones – and they might even get next points for it!

Varsity Language Arts is having the opportunity to be a part of the DARE Program.  This week they talked with Officer Abs about making right choices.  They have been asked to do 5 points worth of Community Service during the next 10 weeks.  They will also be getting 'homework' for the next 10 weeks as it is information they need to go over with you, the parent or guardian, at home.  They will get the work on Tuesday, it will be due by Friday.  Do the Community Service and Homework, they receive prizes, and I think he said they would be eligible for a drawing.  This in an invaluable program that will help them with making better choices at school and in life.  

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

This week, our Falcon historians are learning about prehistory by analyzing cave art and artifacts. They learned about social scientists and how they investigate the past. Today, we turned our classroom into a "cave-like" simulation by turning the lights low, playing cave sounds, and having students use flashlights to analyze art, tools, and other objects around the room — see our students in action in the below pictures! It was a very fun activity. Tomorrow, we will be making our very own cave art!

Next week we will have a short quiz. We will be playing review games on Friday. Students will be asked to take folders or notebooks home over the weekend to study. The quiz will focus on six vocabulary words, our seven continents, and map skills (cardinal directions, parts of a map).

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Happy 3rd week of school future scientists! This was an exciting week as we just entered the wonderful world of physics! We learned about motion, momentum, friction, and potential and kinetic energy. Our classroom is a buzz as we have started building our own Rube Goldberg Machines, creating a multi-stepped contraption to achieve a simple task. We are currently working on steps one and two, with the hope of having five steps to each machine. You can definitely hear the cogs turning!

In two weeks….we will have our first science test, covering data and graphs and some physics concepts.

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Don’t forget to register—> Saturday, September 21st– Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Music with Mr. Dougherty:

5/6 music exploration is busy working on a fundamentals review. Through this process we are learning about music notation of rhythm, melody, and form. It has been a great experience integrating iPads in the use garage band into the music learning experience.

⅚ PE:

Students are Enjoying “Week 1” of their “First Rotation” of Dressing Out & Playing different types of “Fitness Activities” Such as “Medicine…Band Aid…Scissors” & “Head Bands” Etc. in PE!!! Students are being taught that there are “All Types” of “Fun things” that are considered – “Health & Wellness” which is what our 5th-8th Pentathlon/Curriculum is based on this year!!! It is our goal here at DCS to teach our PE Students that “Fitness doesn’t have to be considered a chore” but should be fun, beneficial and scaleable to everyone’s needs!!!!

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying "Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes" in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

Top Nest Earners for Week 2!

Math with Mr. Dhillon

varsity :- doing unit 1 ,finished with lesson 1 place value , lesson 2 place value in decimals and lesson 3 power of 10 , lesson 4 compare and order lesson 5 rounding whole number and decimals and doing addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals

scholastic :- doing unit 1, review for algebra basics finished  doing combining like terms, distribution property and translating expression . doing review for quiz 3  

honors :- finished unit 1 geometry basics and also completed constructions and  test for unit 1 and now starting unit 2

Math with Mrs. Rapp

Picture of my proud home room with all their certificates on Tuesday

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

This week students in all classes began their second writing assignment of the year. We are still focusing on refining their introduction paragraphs and ensuring that each sentence has focus and is complete. We will conference with these introduction paragraphs next week.

We have also begun our first set of notes for Humanities. Students are learning about the different pillars of wellness and what it means to truly be healthy.

Next week students will take the first of three interim tests to practice for state testing. They will test their skills in math and language arts. We will track their progress throughout the year to make sure that they are on track and excelling.

Each class will have their second test of the year on Friday.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

        

During the 3rd week of school, in Honors, the students have come up with a great idea for our wall decorating contest with the theme of “New Beginnings” they have been very excited to be decorating throughout the week and by the end the 5/6th graders will vote on who has the best wall out of all 7/8th grade.

We have also continued reading Fever 1793 in all classes and have been identifying main characters and plot points along with making predictions of what they believe will happen in the book.

In Varsity, the students came up with the great idea of having a debate focused around their new essay prompt “Creativity takes courage” and the students did extremely well!

In Scholastic, we did a lesson on Humanities and how it relates to Health and Wellness and the students drew great connections on how it relates and how it can also help them in the future in what they want to be when they grow up.

Reminder: Essay 2 (Intro Only) is due on 8/26 and Interim testing will be 8/26 and 8/27.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Scholastic, Varsity, and Honors began the week by reading the mythological beginnings of Rome’s history. Twin baby brothers who were believed to be raised by a she-wolf until a Shepherd found them, grew up to be fierce warriors who both wanted to rule the land around them. Students discussed which aspects of the story seemed factual, and which parts seemed mythical in the story of the twin brothers.

Scholastic and Honors took their vocabulary quiz this week and were introduced to their new terms on Friday. Varsity will have their vocabulary quiz this coming Monday, but have been studying diligently in class with different vocabulary games. All three classes also identified different physical landscapes of Rome, mapped out major mountain ranges and rivers, and discussed the advantages Rome had due to its location on the Italian peninsula.

A Note from Mrs. King (Math Supervisor)

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year. My name is Leslie King and I am the Math Supervisor for DCS and MHS.

This is an exciting year for math in both schools. We are rolling out all-new math curriculums.  It is our goal to have a consistent curriculum in all classes with the same titles.  The geometry taught at DCS is the same geometry taught at MHS. Our goal is to be guaranteed that any student who completes and passes a class with 78% will be ready to take on the challenges of the next level.

In the past, classes have not completed curriculum because there was too much time spent remediating what should have been learned the year before.  This was true not just for Millennium, but Discovery as well.  If a student does not have the foundations needed to build a solid math career, then they will fail. We are hoping to correct that starting this year.

At DCS we have the multi-age classroom.  This allows a student to see an entire year's worth of a course and maybe not master everything.  No worries, they always have the second year.  Parents should not expect every child to move to the next level of math every year.  They will move when they have mastered what they need to be successful at the next level.

At both DCS and MHS, we are requiring all students to have a math binder. This holds both the teachers and the students accountable for work before and after it is graded and returned. At DCS we have a grade graph as the first page of the binder.  All scored work for a unit will be placed on the graph.  This is an up to date visual of how the student is doing. The "grade" lines and the passing line are drawn on the graph to illustrate to students and parents how the student is doing. There will be periodic binder checks to make sure students are keeping their notes and work as required.

At the end of each unit, the teacher will be collecting the students' grade graphs, notes, and unit test.  These will be kept in a folder for each student.  When the time comes for the Final, the notes and tests will be returned to the students to use as study guides for the final exam.  All this in hopes to make them more successful!

I am looking forward to a very productive year.  I feel we have the staff to accomplish this task. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lking@tracylc.net. I am not on campus full time, but I will get back to you as soon as possible if I receive and correspondence.

Thank you.  Have a wonderful year!

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

7/8 music exploration is busy composing background music for their news headlines. We are having fun learning a lot by working with GarageBand as a composition tool.

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in art we finished our Van Gogh oil pastes projects and moved onto some experimental impressionism with actual flowers for paintbrushes.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

Physical Education:

Students are Enjoying “Week 1” of their “First Rotation” of Dressing Out & Playing different types of “Fitness Activities” Such as “Medicine…Band Aid…Scissors” & “Head Bands” Etc. in PE!!! Students are being taught that there are “All Types” of “Fun things” that are considered – “Health & Wellness” which is what our 5th-8th Pentathlon/Curriculum is based on this year!!! It is our goal here at DCS to teach our PE Students that “Fitness doesn’t have to be considered a chore” but should be fun, beneficial and scaleable to everyones needs!!!!

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying "Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes" in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff


Millennium High School

Last Friday, MHS held our Welcome Back/Fall Kickoff Rally! Our rallies are an important activity because, like Unity, they bring the whole school together. The rallies give students the opportunity to engage with one another, support our athletic teams, and compete in friendly nest rivalries. We close our competitions with our scream off, which encourages the nests to shout out their school spirit, but we always end a rally united, with the whole school chanting one last, “Falcon Pride!” — because whether you are Saker, Amur, Peregrine, or Kestrel, at the end of the day, we are all Falcons. Our next rally will be Monday, September 23rd to celebrate our TLC Homecoming!

Saker freshman and cheerleaders Sonia Anwar and Karina Linarez prepare for their first rally performance!

Your friendly emcees, Kestrel senior Emma Sales and Amur sophomore Carson Edwards!

Varsity linemen Ian Braten (senior, Kestrel) and Kimani Thomas (sophomore, Peregrine) struggle in a Tug of War game vs. Cheer!  

Amur freshman Cross Country runner Caleb Valdecanas in our Stranger Things Waffle Eating Contest!

Members of our junior Peregrine nest cheer and watch their nest members compete!

Kestrel senior Spencer Norvell rides fellow senior Kaiden Joseph to victory!

MHS Europe Trip 2020 Meeting

The Falcons Study Abroad program will have a parent and traveler meeting Thursday, 8/29, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in Mr. Young’s room, 304. If your student is traveling on the Amsterdam/Paris trip, please plan to attend. This meeting is only for those who are traveling on the Spring Break 2020 trip. We are not accepting new travelers at this time. We will begin planning our next trip in Fall of 2020.

Top Nest Earners for our first two weeks of school:

Saker – Gianna Reyna, 670

Amur – Vivan Luera, 460

Peregrine – Jin Bi Diaz, 450

Kestrel – Aliza Tapia, 290

These students were honored at Unity and received “MHS Elite” pins for their backpacks, along with stickers for their laptops/water bottles. They additionally had their pick of Millennium branded swag such as lanyards, hydro-flask-style water bottles, and fanny packs!

COUNSELING NEWS!

Unity Announcements:  We want to make sure our juniors and seniors who start after 1st period are in the know regarding what is announced at Unity.  Along with a schoolwide Google classroom that each student was invited to in their English class this week, daily announcements will also be posted on our school’s website at this link:  http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/school/millennium/swo-2/   

Delta College classes for Fall semester will be starting next week, the week 8/26! All students who were approved for College Early Start for Fall should have registered during the month of July. If your student needs help with their Delta College schedule, please have them speak with Mr. Gomar in the counseling office.

                                                       

Senior Class of 2020 – Welcome to the final year of high school! An information packet is being mailed this week to all parents/guardians of 12th grade students regarding important dates, deadlines, activities, college information. We encourage all parents to add themselves to the MHS Class of 2020 remind app using code: ad2378 – this will solely be the remind for the MHS Counseling Office.

Athletics

Football, Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are well underway as teams begin to finalize their rosters!  Stay tuned for weekly game updates. Friday 8/23–  XC heads to Lodi for the Lodi Flame Invitational.  JV/V Girls Volleyball travel to Rio Vista for 5/6pm game times.  Football travels to Denair for a 7pm kick-off.

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Millennium High School – Tutors Needed

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, please visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

Crab Feed is TOMORROW!!

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Last call for desserts and or ticket purchases.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and thank you for supporting the students of TLC.

 

 

 

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

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.

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)