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:

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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

Virginia Stewart

We are down to just a couple more weeks of school and students are still very busy completing projects, finishing Fast Track, preparing for promotions and moving up a grade next year. Our staff is working hard completing enrollment for next year and are already getting exciting about incoming classes.

I would like to take this time to especially thank the parents, staff and students for another successful year at the Tracy Learning Center. It has been a good year. Our PCS Classes enjoyed hosting our annual “Volunteer Appreciation Unity” and our Kitchen Staff did a lovely job preparing them a breakfast brunch.

There are many reasons for us to be thankful for the Tracy Learning Center!

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 10 – 14

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Grilled Cheese

Wed – Nachos

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri –Beef or Vegi 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: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

Incoming 7th Graders – Very Important!

As required by California law, (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine (Pertussis – Whooping Cough Booster) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

All students entering 7th – 12th grades must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th graders must get up to date. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

Receiving the immunizations and ensuring they are up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis, but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school in the coming year. No 7th-12 grade students will be allowed to attend school next year without up to date immunizations.

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

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Primary Music

Dear Parents,

The Primary Spring Music Program will be on Thursday, June 13. The students and I are so excited to be sharing our music with you! Please have them dress nicely for the performances.

All performances are in the TLC Gym.

Kindergarten (P2) will perform at 1:00 pm.

Phase 1 (P3, P4, & P5) will perform at 6:30 pm

Phase 2 (P6, P7 & P8) will perform second (starting about 6:50 pm)

Please have the Phase 1 students report to their regular classrooms by 6:10 pm.

Phase 2 students need to be in their classrooms no later than 6:30 pm.

Please pick your children up from their classrooms after the performance.

Enjoy!!

Mrs. Watson

TK

This week in TK, we worked on Memory Books, and shared stories of our wonderful year together in TK!

Here are some of the memories that the children shared:

“My favorite part of the school year is when we went to go get pumpkins!” -Bay

“I really liked to do subtraction.” -Isabella

“I liked when we went riding on a tractor.” -Emiliano

“I love math because I can practice my numbers.” -Emmanuel

“Everyday when I come to school, I like when I sing the ‘Hello’ song!” -Jillian

Initial Phase

Our awesome student leadership will start a school supply drive for for EA Family Services, an organization that helps place and support foster children. We will also be collecting toiletry items and snacks. We will be collecting from June 10th to the 21st.

Please mark down on your calendar that the last day of school is THURSDAY, June 27th and we will have an early release day. All of PRIMARY students only will be released at 11:30.

We would like to thank all of our P2 parent volunteers. Your help is appreciated and valued by both teachers and students. THANK YOU!

Phase One:

We are nearing the end of the school year and with that means a lot of fun events. Our music performance is Thursday at 6:30. Please drop your child off in their classroom by 6:10 that evening. Phase two music performance will follow immediately after.

Next week will be our last week of homework and we will begin reviewing everything that we have learned this trimester.

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 27th and the students will be released at 11:30. Please make sure to make any needed accommodations for pick up that day.

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders have finished their state testing and we are so proud of their hard work! We are eagerly awaiting their scores!

There are many events coming up in June for our Phase 2 students. Please note the following dates:

Monday, June 3rd: 5th grade information night (for current 4th graders) at 5:30

Tuesday, June 4th: Phase 2 Field Trip to Columbia!

Thursday, June 6th: Parent Volunteer Appreciation at Unity

Thursday, June 13th: Music Performance at 6:30 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence at 6:00

Tuesday, June 25th: 4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 27th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

June 17th-20th: SWO Interviews

June 19th: ⅚ Choir Performance

June 21: 6th Grade Breakfast & Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th: 5th-8th Awards Ceremony

June 27th: Water Day Carnival

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders. They will be arriving by the last week of school. If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchase the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Special Experience with Ms. Pelaez in MHS

Ms. Pelaez took some lucky students to do an activity with her MHS Forensics class and they did a fingerprinting activity! Thank you for the awesome experience and DCS misses you tons Ms. Pelaez!

A Message From Ms. Dane- Ms. Dane’s Verbal Expressions/Mock Trial teams

“She did it! No, he did it! I object your Honor! Sustained, Over-ruled “- Just some of the statements heard during the Mock Trial Camp that 16 of our students attended on June 3 and 4 at Venture Academy in Stockton. During the course of intensive training and fun, students learned the basics of Defense and Prosecution, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments and joined with other students from the county to participate in Venture Academy’s yearly event. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with their High School team which is rated #5 in California.

Incoming 6th graders joined with 7th and 8th graders to prepare for next year’s Winning teams and Individual Students.- If the past is a predictor of the future TLC/Discovery should again make a fabulous showing at the County Competition. Major Congratulations to all of our participants – my personal thanks to the support from Mrs. Stewart, Coach B, and all of the parents who sent their children.

SUPER Quiz for ⅚- Congratulations to all of our students who were selected to participate in our very own DCS Trimester 3 Super Quiz! You did a great job representing DCS up there!!

Science with Ms. Diaz

Can you change environmental conditions to make things viable for organisms?? The answer is YES! By adding more salt to the hatcheries, students were able to get more shrimp eggs to hatch. Students also submitted their Brine Shrimp Investigation project booklets and started their next project booklet about the “Range of Tolerance” for plant growth. There will be a test on what was taught so far on Tuesday, June 11th. Keep exploring!

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

This week, we are finishing up our unit on the “Road to the Revolution” learning about the causes to the American Revolution. Students created a flip book to organize their work on the Coercive (Intolerable) Acts and will be creating a timeline to review the events surrounding the Battles of Lexington and Concord. We are also watching four episodes of Liberty’s Kids to extend our knowledge of the American Revolution. Liberty’s Kids is a great animated series for kids that showcases many of the events in this unit.

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 5th CJSF Field Trip to UC Davis

June 6th Trimester 3 Super Quiz Event

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at the Grand

CJSF:

This week 43 members of our CJSF club went on a field trip tour of UC Davis! The students had the opportunity to tour the campus and ask questions about the admissions process and campus life. It was a huge success!

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

This week students have been given all of the final information for their end of the year projects! They have one individual project that follows our final book of the year and one group project. Students will spend ample time to review and work on these projects in the final weeks of school!

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, 8-2 equations with two variables, doing 8-3 slope and y-intercept

Honors- Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, 10-2 Chords & Arcs, 10.3 Inscribed Angles,10.4 circular angle measures, doing 10.5 circular segment measures

Scholastic- Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, 8-2 Quadratic Functions, 8.3 vertex, 8.4 solving quadratic equations by graphing, doing 8.5 factoring to solve quadratic equations

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

Ms. Dane’s Verbal Expressions/Mock Trial teams

“She did it! No, he did it! I object your Honor! Sustained, Over-ruled “- Just some of the statements heard during the Mock Trial Camp that 16 of our students attended on June 3 and 4 at Venture Academy in Stockton. During the course of intensive training and fun, students learned the basics of Defense and Prosecution, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments and joined with other students from the county to participate in Venture Academy’s yearly event. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with their High School team which is rated #5 in California.

Incoming 6th graders joined with 7th and 8th graders to prepare for next year’s Winning teams and Individual Students.- If the past is a predictor of the future TLC/Discovery should again make a fabulous showing at the County Competition. Major Congratulations to all of our participants – my personal thanks to the support from Mrs. Stewart, Coach B, and all of the parents who sent their children.


Millennium High School

Congratulations Millennium High School Class of 2019!

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

For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

Tracy Family Resource Center – June 2019 Event Calendar

Tracy Family Resource Center – June 2019 Event Calendar

UNeed2 is looking for Volunteers

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

With just two weeks left to go in the year, I love seeing all the final projects and performances from all schools.  How far we have come in one year; amazing job to all students, staff and parents.  The PCS summer music program began this week and continues on next week with the DCS final performances.  

MHS fast track is just as it sounds, FAST!  Working with our Math teachers over these last few weeks has been a joy but I must admit, it has been intense.  I commend our teachers and our students for rising to the challenge.

I urge all of you to enjoy these last few weeks and finish strong.  Summer break is feels that bit more rewarding when you can look back and be proud of your hard work. Well done!

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 17 – 21          

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs  – Cheese Ravioli

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

Lunch Debts

We have an extremely high number of students with outstanding negative lunch balances. We are currently sending home lunch bills with our students. Please pay these bills immediately. Students can not start the 2019/2020 school year owing lunch balances. If you have any questions regarding your student’s lunch account please call the school at (209) 290 – 0511.

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

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

Incoming 7th Graders – Very Important!

As required by California law, (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine (Pertussis – Whooping Cough Booster) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

All students entering 7th – 12th grades must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th graders must get up to date. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

 

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

 

Receiving the immunizations and ensuring they are up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis, but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school in the coming year.  No 7th-12 grade students will be allowed to attend school next year without up to date immunizations.

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

BEST OF TRACY 2019- VOTE Tracy Learning Center Preschool for BEST PRESCHOOL IN TRACY

                             

 

TK

Our TK students had so much fun celebrating their dads this week! First, they created a Father’s Day Toolbox, which included extra-special descriptions of their dads on a: saw, drill, hammer, and tape measure. Then, each child created and decorated a picture to present to their dad at our Father’s Day Luncheon. On Friday afternoon, we were very excited to welcome our dads to enjoy lunch with us on the playard. It was a fun-filled event, and we are grateful to everyone who took the time out of their day to attend! Next on the agenda, is our Evening of Excellence; it will be next Tuesday, June 18th at 5pm. Be sure to save the date!

Initial Phase

Wow! P2 students did a beautiful job singing at our spring performance. Everyone shined bright and really showed off all they have learned during music class this year! We are so lucky to have Mrs. Watson and her amazing music program! What a wonderful performance!

We hope everyone received our invitation for our kindergarten awards show which will be taking place on MONDAY, June 24th. IMPORTANT: Due to limited space we will have TWO award shows. Please be sure to come to the show that you are scheduled for. NOTE: This is a different date than what was originally put on our June calendar.  If you have any questions about this or are unsure of your scheduled time please email p2@tracylc.net

Please mark down on your calendar that the last day of school is THURSDAY, June 27th and we will have an early release day. All of

 

Phase One:

Phase One did a fantastic job at their spring music performance! The students sang beautifully and looked great. Thank you to those that were able to attend.

There will be no homework these last two weeks of school. Our days will be filled with reviewing and fun-filled activities to close out our wonderful year.

Below is a list of Phase One events to remember:

-Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence

-Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day Brunch!

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30. Please make sure to make any needed accommodations for pick up that day.

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders are hard at work on their “Gold Rush Town” projects.  Phase 1 students will come visit our towns next week. Thank you to the parents who have donated supplies for our project.

This week our 4th graders enjoyed a visit from the Tracy Fire Department. They discussed fire safety, home escape routes and even brought the engine on Tuesday!

There are still many events coming up in the next two weeks…

  • Thursday, June 20th:  Evening of Excellence at 6:00
  • Tuesday, June 25th:  4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 and 4th grade dance (after school)
  • Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day!! (See green folders for more info)
  • Thursday, June 27th:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

June 17th-20th: SWO Interviews

June 19th: ⅚ Choir Performance

June 21: 6th Grade Breakfast & Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th: 5th-8th Awards Ceremony- invitations to parents of students who win an award were sent out on Friday to RSVP to Ms. Zaca

June 27th: Water Day Carnival – DCS – Dismissal is at 12:00 PM on the last day of school, please plan accordingly!

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders.  They will be arriving by the last week of school.  If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchase the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.  

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.  

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Science with Ms. Diaz

Our plants have sprouted and we have determined that the range of tolerance for plant growth with radish, pea, barley and corn seeds is between 40-80 mL of water. The optimum amount of water seems to be 80 mL based on both the number of sprouts and the measured height of the tallest plant. We had our last test of the year today, Friday June 14th, and are coming around to the the final leg of the DCS school year race! We start our last activity of the year next week, studying salt tolerance of plants and will report back to you soon!

Mrs. Zuniga Math:

Varsity: Students finished their percent unit test and will look into integers next week. This will be the last concept before the end of the year. The class will take a test on operations of integers next Friday to complete this school year.

Scholastic: Students will be taking a test next Friday to give a little extra time to understand solving equations. The students are enjoying this concept because many feel they are solving a puzzle. We will add on solving systems of equations to finish off the year.

Honors: The class will have a quiz this week to complete the graphing and polynomial portion of Unit 8. Next week the students will get a quick overview of Geometry concepts to finish off the year.

Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga’s Geography:

All Geography classes will be presenting their 5 Themes of Geography projects to their class. The students worked with a partner to research the 5 themes of geography for a specific city of their choice.

We have also been practicing for our Exit Interviews happening next week

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

The third trimester music concert is this coming Wednesday, June 19th. One big change is that the concert will take place during the school day in the gym. The students in my class will be performing twice. The first performance will be for the 5/6 classes and followed by a performance for the 7/8 classes. Parents are invited.

1st performance is 9:40 – 10;10.

2nd performance is 1030 -11

Ms. Dane-Verbal Expressions:

5 – 6 Lightning Larry rode out of town and the Brementown Rappers are on the way.  Reader’s Theater Casts again are performing for the pleasure of some of the primary classes.  If you hear someone say, ‘Go home to your mommas, and put on your pajamas,’ they heard it from Da Roosta, Kitty -oo, Fun Lovin’ Dawg, and  Donkey MC!

Next week students will finish their Visual Vocabulary slide shows and present to the class.  We will have show to share with everyone. Our week will be Ms Dane’s Day Camp. Students will make stick shadow puppets of fairytale characters.  They will make chalk shadow sundials, and Elephant toothpaste and egg drop challenge outside. The Macarena and Electric slide contest will finish up the week.

Ms. Rodieck’s LA

Ms. Rodieck's Language Arts and Humanities classes are wrapping up for the year.  If you still have not turned in you final book report, please turn it in with the book.  Honors, yours is due Wednesday, June 19th.  Scholastic and Honors will have their Vocabulary Final next week – Scholastic on Wednesday, June 19th and Honors on Thursday, June 20th.  We are wrapping up the year reading Romeo and Juliet and watching West Side Story.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

In social studies this week, we finished up our unit on the "Road to the Revolution" learning about the many causes to the American Revolution. Students did fantastic on their unit test! To end the week, we are learning about the Declaration of Independence with a cooperative escape room activity. Students are analyzing clues around our classroom to decode phrases from the Declaration of Independence (photos below are of students engaged in the activity). DCS teachers collaborated with each other to plan this lesson – thank you Ms. Rodieck!! Next week, we will begin our group project learning about revolutionary leaders. Students will present their projects in groups after learning about their assigned leader from the American Revolution.

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 21st Cosmic Bowling at West Valley Bowl

June 21st Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at The Grand

June 27th is ½ day for 7th graders and Great America for 8th graders

Note: 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:30pm on Wednesday June 26th for promotion practice!

A note about Great America:

Students going to Great America MUST be at the Tracy Ace Train station by 6:30am and will not return until 8:14 pm. Please be prompt when dropping off or picking up students! Remind your students that the school dress code will be enforced and that they MUST adhere to ALL checkpoint times, otherwise parents will be called to come get their student.

Attention: 8th Grade Parents seeking additional Promotion tickets!

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, from 6-7pm inside the gym, DCS will be handing out extra promotion tickets to any parent(s) on a first come, first-served basis. No more than two (2) extra tickets will be handed out to each parent present. Tickets are limited and will be handed out to those first in line.  

*Teachers will pass out tickets until all tickets have been handed out*

8th Grade Activities

Please be aware that all 8th grade activities are meant to be a celebration of student accomplishments throughout the school year. It is always our greatest hope and intention that all 8th grade students be allowed to attend these fun and exciting events. However, these events are privileges, as stated in our Student Handbook. Mrs. Prescott has and will continue to meet with 8th grade students at risk of missing out on activities if they have recurring behavior concerns or have not completed the following:

30 hours of community service by the due date of June 19th; not completed all SWO projects with a passing score; have a grade of less than 70% in a core class. Parents will be notified if an activity has been lost due to any of the above.

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

As the end of the school year is fast approaching all of the language arts classes are focusing on studying for their final (Thursday June 20) and working on their final projects. Students have been reviewing all of the concepts from the entire year and reflecting on what they have learned all year.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week students are wrapping up our unit on the Solar System, and will be participating in a Jeopardy game on Monday. Students will also be presenting their SWO resumes and business letters during science and social studies.

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, 8-2 equations with two variables, 8-3 slope and y-intercept, doing 8.4 writing rules for linear functions.

Honors– Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, 10-2 Chords & Arcs, 10.3 Inscribed Angles,10.4 circular angle measures, doing 10.5 circular segment measures, 10.6 Equations of circles, doing 10.7 Area of a sector.

Scholastic– Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, 8-2 Quadratic Functions, 8.3 vertex, 8.4 solving quadratic equations by graphing, 8.5 factoring to solve quadratic equations, 8.6 completing the square, doing 8.7 using the quadratic formula.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty's music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

 


Millennium High School

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

 For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

 

Tracy Family Resource Center  – June 2019 Event Calendar

UNeed2 is looking for Volunteers

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)