MHS Theater: Into the Woods – May 9th, 10th and 11th

Millennium High school is proud to announce the spring musical, Into the Woods.  This production marks our high schools tenth year of performing musicals and this revival performance celebrates the return of the very first musical the drama department put on.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this anniversary production of Into the Woods, opening on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, additional performance on Friday, May 10th at 7pm and two performances on Saturday May 11th at 2pm and 7pm.  Thank you for supporting the arts!Poster Final.jpg

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Virginia Stewart

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard finished their winter competition season on Saturday. They both had great shows and certainly represented our school well.

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Color Guard came in first for their division while Percussion pulled in an honorable 2nd Place.

An added bonus is that during the season this circuit monitors standout performers and our very own Oscar Lopez was one of the students recognized.

And our Discovery Middle School students are also doing amazing things. A HUGE thank you to Mr Sandhu for his support for our fundraising ‘Water for Sudan’ project.

Mr Sandhu donated $465,000 to build 31 more wells in honor of our students and their fundraising efforts!!!

http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/our_town/well-project-draws-support/article_0224889c-572c-11e9-9df8-e717e95e9753.html

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 wave your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

· Walk with your student

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week April 8 – 12

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Nuggets

Wed -Teriyaki Chicken

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri – Bean Burrito

 

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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.

 

 

Pre-school, TK and PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures are on April 9, 2019

Flyers coming home soon.

 

 

 

TK

Splish-Splash, we learned about taking a bath!

This week in TK we learned all about healthy choices and proper hygiene. The children learned songs about: hand washing, brushing our teeth, and bathing. Plus, we even had some fun practicing good hygiene skills with toy dolls in our classroom! The children also participated in a fitness competition, and earned awards for their physical fitness efforts!

Initial Phase

Here are a few reminders for the days leading up to spring break…

Spring pictures are this Tuesday, April 9th!

We have one more week until spring break. Spring break will be from April 13th-April 28th, with school resuming on Monday, April 29th.

We need your help with our egg hunt. Students are looking forward to this and we need your help in bringing in one dozen plastic eggs filled with candy, small toys, etc. The more eggs we get, the more exciting it is for the kids! Thank you to those who have donated so far!

Don’t forget to check the lost and found! We will bring it out at afternoon carline every day. All items that are left after spring break will be donated. It is overflowing with jackets, sweatshirts, and lunchboxes!

Next week we will be testing on Thursday, April 11th!

Phase One

Phase One is going on a field trip on Thursday, April 4th to the Chabot Space and Science Center. We will be leaving school at 8:00 am sharply! Please make sure your child is at school by 7:45 this day. When your child arrives at school they may walk straight to their classroom. Please send your child to school with a completely disposable lunch in a brown bag labeled with their name. We would also like the students to wear PCS spirit wear. If you would like to purchase some please contact Mrs. Stroup or Mrs. Kiefer. We are looking forward to this fun day filled with hands on activities!

Phase Two:

Our 3rd/4th grade students are working on our measurement/geometry units in math. Here are some ways you can work on this at home: look for opportunities to measure anything! (use a ruler, tape measure), practice telling time, estimate the weight/length of different objects, look for different units of capacity (ounces, cups, liters, gallons). This is a real-life skill that all students can practice every day! As always, students can go on IXL or Prodigy at home to improve their skills.

Please note that 3rd/4th grade state testing (SBAC) will be the weeks of May 20 and May 28th. Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during those days. Thank you!

Primary parents: PLEASE check the lost and found! We will bring it out at carline every day. All items left after spring break will be donated. It is OVERFLOWING with jackets, sweatshirts, and lunch bags!

 


 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Please welcome Mr. Bird to our TLC family as our new ⅚ Social Studies teacher who started on Monday. The kids are thrilled to have him!
His contact information is dbird@tracylc.net

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Saturday, April 13: 6th-8th Grade Pentathlon at Lathrop High School. Parents and students please check for an email from Ms. Zaca that was sent last Friday containing competition day information (Questions? szaca@tracylc.net) .

Math Olympiad for ⅚ : This event was held on Saturday, March 29th and DCS sent 11 outstanding students to represent our school in competition. Our teams ranked 9th and 10th out of 36 competing teams. Special recognition to Colby and Ana for scoring top scores. Another Special recognition is to Jackie for scoring one of the top scores for alternates!

Congratulations to our 2019 ⅚ Team:

Colby M Sebastian D

Christina P Steven M

Ethan K Diego C

Ana R Joel D

Julian W Ashlan B

Jackie C

 

A Note from your PE Department:
A
wesome Job to ALL the 5th & 7th Grade Students That just “Finished Up State Testing” in PE this week!!!! 🙂

 

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fundraising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & are accepting applications from Parents/Guardians that would like to “Volunteer!!!!” 🙂 Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home in the coming weeks!!!!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

 

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

 

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

 

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

 

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

 

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

 

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10thJog-A-Thon Day​

 

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

 

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

 

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

 

Thank You again for your continued support!

 

Discovery Charter School

 

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

 

 

 

DCS 7- 8

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

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.

 

Saturday April 13th is this years Academic Pentathlon event at Lathrop High!

 

Saturday, April 27th is ⅞ Math Olympiad- Be on the lookout to those who made this year’s team, Ms. T (ttakeuchi@tracylc.net) will be sending home permission slips and additional information next week!

 

Wednesday May 8th– 8th Grade Parent Activities meeting: Please come to this meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 in D12 to learn about all 8th grade promotional activities! See you there!

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week in Language Arts all students spent time working on their essays. We are working on a writing process that includes: First Draft, Peer Edit, and Final Draft (Due Wednesday 4/10).

We also discussed the idea of stereotypes and how they can be dangerous to a culture, group, and society. Our current novel, 7 Sanctuaries, is set in a time where stereotypes have run rampant. Students were asked to identify stereotypes for their own life and from the novel.

Finally, students created a list of words that they felt represented the themes and ideas of the first section of our novel. They then took these words and created a Word Cloud. Ask your students to see what they’ve created!

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- completed unit-7.doing Reteaching of unit 7.

Honors- 9.1 to 9.6 complete doing 9.7 vectors.

Scholastic- .Doing unit 7 Factoring Polynomial and completed 7.1 to 7.7. solve equation by Factoring and 7.8 solve problems by writing and solving equation. now doing quiz and review of unit 7

 

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students finished learning about 25 years of American history this week! They learned about the different acts passed during Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison’s presidencies. Students discussed the irony between the British imposing tax laws on the colonists and Washington imposing taxes on the new citizens. Next week, students will begin learning about the Era of Good Feelings.

Reminder, there will be a Washington DC trip Parent Meeting in D10 on Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30 pm.

 

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

In technology this week the students are completing their project on their favorite activity, they will also take a typing test to see where their typing speed is currently at .

Science with Ms. Dominguez

7/8 science is covering “invertebrates” this week, and exploring how animals’ brains perceive symmetry. All classes will be discussing a study in which scientists explored how symmetry is related to what humans see as beauty in other members of the species.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Music Exploration is working on a street busking project. Students are composing and choreographing their compositions in small groups that they will perform next Friday.

 

Physical Education:

Awesome Job to ALL the 5th & 7th Grade Students That just “Finished Up State Testing” in PE this week!!!! 🙂

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fund Raising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & are accepting applications from Parents/Guardians that would like to “Volunteer!!!!” 🙂 Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home in the coming weeks!!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10th Jog-A-Thon Day​

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

Thank You again for your continued support!

Discovery Charter School

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

Jog-A-Thon

Needs Your Help!

Please plan to join us Friday, May 10th, 2019 as our students run laps to raise money for our school. Students will have the opportunity to earn awards and prizes for the laps they run and money they raise. There will be lots of Fun and Fitness too!!

What we need is YOU…

OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS

to help make our day a huge success!

Please let us know if you can help! We need cleared volunteers that are current with all paperwork with Mrs. Kay in the front office. Volunteers will be used to help with set-up, counting laps, handing out waters and snacks, and clean up. We would be more than happy to have you for a group of runners or for the entire day. Whatever time you can give is appreciated!

If you can help, RETURN THIS PAGE as soon as possible with your contact information and where/when you would like to help. Thank you again for everything you do!

I am cleared with the front office and I would like to help with the Jog-A-Thon on Friday, May 10, 2019. Please check all that apply and remember to arrive 15 minutes early prior to your SHIFT:

_____ 7:00-8:30​Set Up​​​

_____ 9:39-10:24​1st run 5-8​

_____ 10:24-11:11​ 2nd run 5-8​​

_____ 1:30-2:18 3rd run 5-8​​

_____ 2:20-3:05 4th run 5-8

_____ 3:05-4pm Clean Up and pass back envelopes to students

_____ Lap Counter ​_____ Water/Snack​​_____Wherever I am needed

​​​​

Volunteer Name:_________________________Emailaddress:_________________________

Child’s Name:______________________________Homeroom:____________________________

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

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 


 

Millennium High School

 

 

TLC/ Millennium High School recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.

 

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items. Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the administration will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

 

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and labrador retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

 

With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use, Tracy Learning Center / Millennium High School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.

 

Respectfully,

 

Virginia Stewart

Executive Director