TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter


A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street.  Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

·      Have a conversation

·      Lead by example

·      DO NOT waive your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

·      Walk with your student

Crab Feed

Our total profit was $9,143.98  – Thank you so much to Donna and Tom Baker and their entire team for a very successful event!


Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 11 – 15


Mon. – Pizza

Tues- Chicken Ranch Wrap

Wed- Chicken Taquitos

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri – No Meat Spaghetti

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.


This week, we participated in several STEM-themed activities during Science.
We used tangrams to create fish, sorted letter tiles to spell-out words, and even        built card and cup towers!
These hands-on activities sparked our imaginations, taught us engineering skills, and challenged our problem solving abilities.

It was a ton of fun!


Initial Phase

Next week is parent-teacher conferences. All students were sent home with an assigned day and time for conferences. We do our best to accommodate everyone; times are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you cannot make your assigned time please email the teachers and we can put your student’s report card in their green folder next week. Conferences are held inside the Primary hallway. We hope to see you there!

We will also have a Scholastic Book Fair next week where parents can purchase books for their student and for teachers/classrooms. Teachers have created wish lists and appreciate all book donations!  

Student’s will be participating in a STEM leprechaun trap project. To do this, we will need each student to have an empty tissue box. Please send one in with your student, and if you have any extras we would love those too!

Phase One

Conferences are NEXT week! You should have received your scheduled time in your child’s red folder on Monday. If this time does not work for you please email the teachers and we will do our best to find another time that works better. If for any reason you cannot make it, we will send your child’s report card and work samples home on Friday. Conferences are held in the PCS hallway near your child’s classroom.

There is also a Scholastic Book Fair next week from 8:00-4:30 everyday. We have already sent home information about this fun event. So after you child’s conference, head on over and check it out! You can also load money onto an account for your student and they can go during their school day to pick out books they want.

The students in Phase One completed their trimester two constellation projects in class this week. The students learned about various constellations, wrote about them and then created a cardboard telescope of their chosen constellation. Ask your child which constellation they did their project on!

Phase Two:

This week some of the very talented students from P7 performed a recorder concert for us at Unity. They did a great job and we can tell they really practiced hard all trimester!

Did you know March is Women’s History Month? Throughout the month our phase 2 students will learn about famous women in history.

Our 4th grade leadership students have been going to phase 1 classes and doing a read aloud with them…they love it!

Remember, next week is the Scholastic Book Fair and parent teacher conferences!

Discovery Middle School ⅚

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

Students are Enjoying their “Final Rotation” of Drum Fit, Fitness & Ramp Shot!!! Please take a second to look at the following Letter as our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is coming up soon in May & we are now looking for sponsors!!!!

To whom it may concern:
Here at the Tracy Learning Center, our Physical Education and art programs strive to encourage health and wellness for a lifetime. The Tracy Learning Center believes in teaching the mind and body from a young age to stay fit and eat healthy. Our Primary students receive physical education every day for 35 minutes and our middle school students receive physical education for 48 minutes. We teach our students that it is important to take care of their bodies physically, socially, and mentally no matter their age.

Tracy Learning Center, is currently planning our 5th annual Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for our education programs. Both schools Primary (k-4th grade) and Discovery (5-8th grade) would like to raise funds to help purchase supplies for our music and art electives as well as PE equipment. We are currently seeking sponsorships for our event t-shirts. We would like to supply a t-shirt to each participant that will display their “race day bib,” keeping track of how many laps they complete on the front. Each of our sponsors will have their logos proudly displayed on the back of each shirt!

On behalf of Primary and Discovery Charter, we would like to invite your company to help promote our youth’s healthy active lifestyles by being a proud sponsor of this event. We are asking for a $250-$500 donation ($250 = your logo printed on 400 shirts, $500 = your logo printed on 800 shirts) to help us purchase our shirts and sponsor our event. The Jog-A-Thon will take place on Friday, May 10th, 2019. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at or call me at (209) 290-0511 .

The Discovery Charter School greatly appreciates your time, support, and consideration. Our federal tax ID number is 68-0479762.

Thank you for your support.

Maegan Penirian &The Physical Education Staff at the Tracy Learning Center

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

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

March 9th. 5/6 Science Olympiad

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Ms. Rodieck’s ⅚ Language Arts/Humanities:

It is the start of Trimester Three and we are moving right along in Language Arts and Humanities.  The students learned about the Beatles during Humanities.  We are moving on to Art of the 1960's including Pop Art and Political Art.

In Language Arts, Varsity is finishing up Freedom Riders soon.  Their final will be an essay we will work together on in class.  Scholastic and Honors have started Shooting the Moon, but we haven't learned yet why it has that title.  Soon we will.

All groups will receive their next Book Club Books soon.  These books need to stay in Backpacks so students have them to read in classes when needed.

Ms. Christensen 5/6 Language Arts/Humanities:

This week the students did activities with their vocabulary words from our new book "Shooting the Moon".  Scholastic and Honors looked at vocabulary in the book by predicting the definition and then looking at the word in the book using context clues to determine the definition.   Varsity wrote their words, definition, drew a picture and used it in a sentence creating a matching game to take home and practice.  We also did stations practicing using text evidence in our writing and using commas in sentences activity moving around the room in Scholastic and Honors.  Varsity did some activities learning about text evidence and discussed rules and put commas in sentences together.  In Humanities, the students did a live quizlet on the Beatles and a summary writing activity about the band's history.

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:


DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Note: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.

Spring Picture Day and Promotion Picture Day will be on Tuesday,
April 9, 2019.

Language Arts:

All classes presented their SWO speeches this week. The students were able to demonstrate all of the knowledge and insight they have gained over the last couple months to their classmates. It was very evident that students took these speeches very seriously. They showed interest, sophistication, and a newfound knowledge of the 1960’s. It was a major success

Please ask your students to share their speeches with you!

Finally, we began our penultimate novel of the year, 7 Sanctuaries. This novel is one that is takes a very serious look at the 60’s and its many challenges. Students are already engrossed in this novel and it is sure to hold their interest until the very last page.


With Mr. Singh

Varsity– completed unit-6, doing reteaching of 6-6 to 6-9
Honors-Completed 8-1 proportions and properties of proportions,8-3 similar polygons,doing 8-4 and 8-5 similar triangles
Scholastic-doing unit-6, completed 6-1 Identifying polynomials, 6-2 adding and 6-3 subtracting polynomials, 6-4 multiplying monomials,6-5 multiplying binomials, doing 6-6 multiplying special cases

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

7/8 Science Olympiad was last weekend, and I would like to thank all of the parents that drove their students out to the competition, and donated snacks and waters! I greatly appreciate your support! I was so excited for our 7/8 team to experience the event, and they had so much fun competing with their friends. This weekend will be the 5/6 science Olympiad. Parents- please keep an eye out for an email detailing the location and times that students should arrive.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

All classes recited the Preamble this week and they did not disappoint! With only a week to memorize, they came ready to recite. Monday students took a Bill of Rights test and were asked to read six different scenarios. Each scenario pertained to a specific amendment and students were asked to answer one of the following questions: what amendment offers protection from this? what amendment does this scenario go against? which amendment relates to this? Students started learning about the three branches of government and will have a test the 18th of March on this topic. Most classes have started the Legislative branch, and are beginning to understand how our system of checks and balances work.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr. Dougherty's music classes participated in the trimester 2 concert on February 27. It was a fun energy filled evening with a variety of musical performances. The 7/8 students performed songs on boomwhackers and bucket drums. The 5/6 students sang as a small ensemble, then concert concluded with a combined 5/6 & 7/8 chorus. It was a great night and all the students and parents really enjoyed it. Stay tuned for trimester 3.

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Millennium High School


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.





· 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:



T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month


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

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


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:

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 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.

UC Merced Splash 2019-Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00AM-5:00PM

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

A group of Millennium High School Seniors participated in a San Joaquin Delta College workshop today. Students were able to get a head start on the application process with the help of a Delta College representative.

Tracy Tank Town Lions Club – St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

10-12 volunteers are needed to help serve dinner, distribute prizes, and clean up at Tracy Tank Town Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Sunday March 17, 2019.  Volunteers are required to wear black slacks, a white collared shirt, and closed comfortable shoes. If interested, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling office at (209) 627-8299 or email: