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Virginia Stewart

MAY 1, 2019

LCAP Reaction and Feedback meeting

All interested parents who wish to learn how we plan to spend our funds allocated for low performing students for the 2019-20 school year are invited to a feedback

May 1, 2019

In Room P8

at 4-5PM

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week April 29 – May 3

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Wrap

Wed -Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

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.

 

 

Spring Play

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 9th at 2pm and 7pm. Thank you for supporting the arts!

 

Poster Final

 

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

Flyers coming home soon.

Capture

TK

This week, we participated in several Easter-themed activities! We observed Peeps to see how their physical properties changed when they were submerged in: hot water, cold water, vinegar, and soda. We investigated ramps by participating in an egg roll race. We tested our strength by attempting to break an egg covered in plastic wrap. Plus, we investigated what happens when you add warm water and vinegar to a bowl of jelly beans.

Finally, no Easter-themed week would be complete without a visit from the bunny himself. He even left some plastic eggs on the play yard for us!

Initial Phase

Don’t forget to collect pledges for the jog-a-thon! It will come up quick when we get back from spring break!

Parents will be charged a late fee as stated in our PCS Handbook of $10 for all late Primary students that are picked up after PCS carline is over (3:35pm). Please pay Kay or Angie in the office and your child will be sent to the office. Cash or checks only.

Phase One:

The Phase One teachers would like to thank all of the parents and families that donated eggs to our classroom egg hunts. This is a yearly tradition that the students absolutely LOVE and it would not be possible without your donation.

Jog-a-Thon envelopes were sent home on Monday. This is a really fun and easy fundraiser so remember to get those pledges!

Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students continued our measurement and geometry units. We are seeing great progress in our math scores, even with spring fever in full swing! If your child would like to practice math skills at home over break, they can always go on IXL, Prodigy, or Multiplication.com. There are even great YouTube videos that explain math concepts with songs and rhymes.

Our phase 2 classes also created some beautiful hallway displays this week. Check it out!

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

-Important Announcements-

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:

May 13-May 24: DCS State Testing

Highlights for our ⅚ Super Quiz: April 11, 2019

A Note from your PE Department:
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…

 

 

 

 

Geography with Ms. T

All 3 classes have been working really hard to learn the location of the 50 states and capitals. Our class was lucky to get a resource from MHS and we LOVE it to practice with! We will keep working on mastering this concept but we are going to start exploring bodies of water, regions and continents next!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

 

 

Science with Ms. Diaz

Last Saturday, there was a great student turnout for the Lawrence Livermore hosted Science on Screen event held at the Modesto State Theater. Students were able to listen to a talk from one of the lab’s scientists on the complexity of brain signaling, and then watched the movie Inside Out. Students who attended were: Kaitlyn Otsuki (and family), Vida Lew, Subhaana Osmani, Kaitlyn Kwong, Valerie Sanchez, Chelby Johnson and Kylie Edwards (and parents).

Lastly, here is the link to view another great video made by Frankie Cassara, Joseph Mauer, Alyssa Muniz, Gregory Johnson and Kayla Willis about the stream table experiment they designed, showing off their knowledge about floods and erosion:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gdzKIFU7mWFDLxgkc6m9_qLhQKkNWI6h/view

 

 

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.

 

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) sent home permission slips and additional information on April 9th!

 

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!

8th Grade -9th Grade College Field Trip

Many 8th and 9th grade students had the opportunity to go to San Francisco State and FIDM this Wednesday April 10th. See below

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week students spent time watching a documentary on the evolution of the Space Race and space travel. They related this to our studies of the 1960’s.

Students also continued reading from our novel, 7 Sanctuaries.

Math:

Varsity- completed unit-7.doing practice for state testing.

Honors- completed unit 9 doing quiz and unit test

Scholastic- .completed unit 7 doing practice for state testing Mr. Singh

 

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

his week in Technology we focused on the difference between professional and unprofessional looking slide shows.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

Students in 7/8 science are wrapping up a project on invertebrates and how they meet the characteristics of the animal kingdom. We will be moving on to vertebrates when we return from the break.

 

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

FAST TRACK is Coming Up!

Fast Track is our mandatory summer program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course. During FAST TRACK, students take a full year (two semesters) of a course for 4.5 hours a day (includes a fifteen minute break) for five weeks beginning Friday, May 24th to Thursday, June 27th. The day begins at 7:55AM with Unity and ends at 12:30PM. The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules will be mailed out when we return from Spring Break.

Attendance during FAST TRACK is different from the school year in that students are only allowed to miss 8 hours of time during the entire FAST TRACK. Tardies count as one hour and a day is four hours. Any combination above 8 hours results in a need to withdraw and an F grade for the affected semester. There are no excused absences during FAST TRACK. This is necessary in order to meet the state requirement for issuing credit for a year’s worth of a course. Students may not miss more than two days. Four tardies are the equivalent of one day of school, therefore; two days absent and one tardy will result in a failing grade.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 1st is College Signing Day!!! We’re encouraging all staff and students to wear their favorite college attire in support of higher education and our college bound seniors! This national day is the deadline for 12th grade students to accept their college admission offers.

 

 

 

 

Astoria Gardens Senior Living – Mother’s Day Tea Event – Volunteers Needed

Student volunteers are needed to help with setting up and cleaning for the Mother’s Day Tea event at Astoria Gardens on Saturday May 4th, 2019.

Event time: 11:00am-5:00pm & Event Address: 1960 W. Lowell Ave, Tracy CA 95376. If interested in volunteering please contact: Cindy Staser at (209) 833-2200