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.

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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

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