TLC Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Virginia Stewart

The Awards Ceremony this week honoring our Seniors included the following highlights:

Scholarships

The Class of 2019 earned $53,650 in local scholarships this year.  This includes $8,700 TLC sponsored scholarships (two Communications Scholarships, and thirty-two College Bound Club Scholarships).

 

The Class of 2019 included the first National Merit Scholar in the history of Millennium High School, Ian Galvez.  Out of the 1.6 million juniors across the nation that took the PSAT in 2017, Ian’s nearly perfect score along with his application qualified him to be one of 7,600 Finalists selected for this $2,500 scholarship. This means that Ian is being recognized as one of the top .5 percent of students in the nation!

 

Max Marrs was awarded a $180,000 NROTC scholarship by the U.S. Marine Corps to attend University of San Diego!

 

Kendall Harrington earned an $8,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, from the Northern California Scholarship Foundation!

 

Manal Siddiqui racked up a total of NINE local scholarships this year, for a total of $9,250.

 

College Early Start

60% of the students in the Class of 2019 have completed a total of 1,260 college units, averaging 17 units per student. This translates to a total scholarship amount of $57,960 reimbursed to families by TLC.  Yuvleen Kaur is on track to complete over 60 college units in total, and to earn her Associate’s Degree from Delta College this month!

45% of the class of 2019 were admitted to a 4-year university, and 51% of the class of 2019 plan to attend a community college or vocational school in the fall.

 

 

Community Service

The class of 2019 served a total of 33,205 community service hours, including one individual who served 2,618 hours – Manal Siddiqui.

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week May 20 – 24                

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Fish Strips

Wed – Grilled Cheese

Thurs  – Garlic Pasta

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

 

 

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

 

 

Next School Holiday is Mon. May 27, 2019 Memorial Day

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

 

 

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).

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.

 

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 news students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

 

 

TK

It has been an exciting week of learning in TK! We learned about the life cycles of the chicken and the frog! We participated in several life cycle art projects, illustrating the growth process of each, starting from the egg. Did you know that female frogs can lay up to 4,000 eggs at a time?

We also studied plants this week. We learned that plants need: sunlight, water, and soil to grow. We also learned to identify and label the: stem, leaves, roots, and flower of a plant. Finally, we studied the life cycle of a plant starting from the seed. Be sure to ask us about the new and interesting things we’ve learned!

Initial Phase

Next week our students will be participating in some testing where we will be able to see how much they have learned and grown! This test will only take a couple minutes and is done one on one with a teacher. So it is important to note that your child will not be testing every day. We need your help to make sure that your student gets a good nights sleep, has a nutritious breakfast before coming to school, and encourage them to do their best. Students will be participating in fun activities each day that we are testing. On Friday, we will be walking to the park. If you haven’t returned your child’s permission slip please do so by Monday.

Don’t forget to send in your jog-a-thon envelopes with your collected pledges!

Phase One:

The students in Phase One will be participating in some testing next week. For our first graders they will be tested one on one with a teacher and will only take a few minutes. The second graders will take their test on the ChromeBooks and will also only take a couple of minutes. Students will not be testing everyday, rather they will only test two days next week. Encourage your child to do their best, get enough sleep every night, eat a good breakfast and be at school on time.

To celebrate our testing week, every afternoon there will be some fun activities. Wednesday, the fun activity will be a walking field trip to the park. If you have not turned in the permission slip please do so ASAP. There will also be a raffle in the morning at Unity for those students that were at school on time and tried their best on their test. Good luck!!

Phase Two:

We had a great week in phase  2…we learned more about the gold rush and California history.  We discussed the different routes to California and how dangerous it was to travel west.  Did you know that many of  the gold miners never got rich, but some business owners earned a fortune!  We are going to use all of our gold rush knowledge to put on our gold rush day in June.  

Please remember that state testing for phase 2 will begin on May 20th.  Please see the information letter that came home on Friday.

 

Yearbook Flyer


 

 

 

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)

One Week left to order your DCS  yearbook!!!

8th Grade Dedications also due Friday, May 24th, 2019

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

May 22 (Wednesday):  ⅚ Dance from 4:00-5:00 PM- Permission slips will be sent home on Monday


Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960’s Museum
This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th.  We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays.  The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th.  Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event.  If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.  

 

A note from Mr. Bird

This week, our Falcon Historians are continuing our unit titled “Road to the Revolution.” We are having fun learning about the many causes leading to the Revolutionary War. Our Falcon Historians learned about the French and Indian War, Sugar and Stamp Acts, Proclamation of 1763, and the Committees of Correspondence so far. They created amazing acrostic poems to describe the Royal Proclamation, wrote letters to me expressing their opinions about a classroom supplies tax (fake tax, of course!), and will be creating protest posters to boycott British goods after learning about the Townshend Acts this week. To end this week, we will be analyzing Paul Revere’s famous engraving depicting the Boston Massacre.  

 

 

Science with Ms. Diaz

5/6th science have finished state testing in science and have moved on to learning about the environment, habitats and ecosystems. Students have set up their own brine shrimp hatcheries, testing

how a change in salinity affects shrimp hatching. They will continue to work with these and other organisms for the rest of the trimester

 

 

LA with Ms. Rodieck

This week we did State Testing, but also had the opportunities to learn what it will be like to have block classes next year.  Scholastic and Honors continued to read Full Cicada Moon and Varsity continued with Shooting the Moon.  Soon all three classes will be reading Romeo and Juliet.

All three classes had the opportunity to work on their SWO project and to read, write, and understand poetry.  Next week we will have weekly words again – and a quiz on Friday.

 

LA with Ms. Christensen

This week in Language arts the students took their SBAC test.  They put a lot of time and effort into the writing portions of the test.  Scholastic and Varsity also read from our book Shooting the Moon and Honors started reading Full Cicada Moon.  This book is set in 1969 about a half-African-American and half-Japanese girl named Mimi who is determined to beat the odds and become an astronaut.  The story is told in poems from Mimi’s viewpoint.

In Humanities, we completed our art unit and will prepare for our final and begin our final unit in music.  The students are also working on their SWO projects during this time.  They will show these on May 29th at the Transitional Night at the Museum event at DCS.  

Exciting Mock Trial News
Exciting Mock Trial News

Hot, Hot Topics team wins Mock Trial – AGAIN – Major congratulations to: Jaidyn Woods, Top Individual Defense Attorney;  Maddie Johnson, Top Witness overall!

To Danica Knowlden and Jaidyn Woods – 2 awards each for MVP – Most valuable Person on the team ( this is voted by the opposing team). SUPER congrats to the Novices – ALL GIRL – Defense team – 1st Runner up,  Prosecution team – 1st Runner Up.

The competitions were tough, many opponents were more experienced and 7/8th graders.  So Proud of these wonderful young women:

Defense team: Jaidyn Woods, Attorney, : Maddie Johnson ; Defendant; Sahej Sethi, Katherine Morales, Anastasia Richardson and Kaitlyn Otsuki.

Prosecution team attorneys Jacqueline Gomez and Hanna Diaz both 6th graders,  Esmeralda Rocha 7th grade Danica Knowlden eighth grade, Valerie Sanchez and Alyssa Garcia 6th grade.

And for our wonderful helpers and  alternates  who helped  at the last minute Madeline Men, Kayla Aguilar and our resident artist Jackie Cerda

 

 

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.

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. Please remind your student to get enough rest and eat a hearty breakfast! Thank you!

 

Language Arts: Cerezo

All classes are continuing the writing process by peer editing their rough drafts in class. Their final drafts are due Monday May 20th.

We are also getting close to completing our in-class novel. Each class is spending ample time reading and discussing the book and how it relates to what we have learned so far this year about the 1960’s.

Finally, each class is continuing to review for state testing(next week!). We have played several literary term review games and are brushing up on our reading comprehension skills.

Classes will test in LA on Monday and Tuesday (5/20-5/21). Makeups will take place in LA on Friday (5/24)

 

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 7th and 8th grade science is wrapping up our unit on the animal kingdom, and moving on to Earth Science. This week, students were also introduced to the Trimester 3 SWO, which they will be given time to work on during science and social studies classes. For any questions on the SWO or for a copy of the rubric, please feel free to email Ms. Dominguez.

 

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane

Mask Museum display is on the wall showing the terrific research and projects that the 7/8 students did in Drama/Verbal Expression.  They first made a short powerpoint showing some of the the styles of masks different cultures have and then decided on a design to develop for their blank mask.  Paint, marker, glitter, foam were used to make the design and complete the project.

⅚ students wrote original scripts and made sock puppets and have been performing all week.

 During testing weeks Ms. Dane’s enrichment will be Mixed Media collage and design elements.

Mock Trial competed Sat. May 4th, where we took 4 Individual Most Valuable Player awards.  Congrats girls and onward to the next trial.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Last week in Technology the students worked on a project in Google Docs where they were asked to create a restaurant to-go menu.  The students were taught how to format a Doc for a brochure, insert photos into that brochure, and show off their creativity skills with their menus!  Check out this piece of student work:

A few of the classes have yet to begin this project, and will following state testing week!

Physical Education:

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, 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!!!!

 

 

 


Millennium High School

FINALS SCHEDULE for MHS

Beginning on Tuesday May 21st MHS will hold their final exams for the year.  The schedule will be from Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 12:10pm.  See the PDF link below for specific times and classes.

Semester 2 Final Schedule

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

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.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules were mailed out today.  We are not accepting any FAST TRACK schedule change requests at this time.

Millennium High School – 15th Annual Awards Ceremony

Millennium High School held its 15th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Millennium students were recognized for their academic merits along with any students that  received scholarships. Students and their families were treated to refreshments after the ceremony.  

 

Millennium High School students earned $53,650 in local scholarships this year.  This includes $8,700 TLC sponsored scholarships (two Communications Scholarships, and thirty-two College Bound Club Scholarships).  Millennium High School thanks the many organizations who generously provided the following scholarships and awards to our students:

  ACSA Region 6  Scholarship

  A. Dale Lacky Memorial Scholarship

  Burger King Scholars Award

  Charvonia Family Scholarship  

  Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

  Elks Lodge National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  Gene Birk Brighter Christmas Scholarship

  Hire Me First Scholarship

  Lincoln Center Scholarship

  National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship

  National Merit Scholarship

  Nor Cal Bowling Centers Youth Bowling Association Scholarship

  Northern California Scholarship Foundations Scholarship

  PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarship

  Rotary Club of Tracy Scholarship

  Sandia Women’s Connection Awards

  Shanta-Magan Patel Math Scholarship & Sasumati-Hirabhai Patel Science Scholarship

  South Side Community Organization of Tracy Scholarship

  Stockton Record Pinnacle Distinguished Student Award

  TAAA Wayne Nelson Scholarship

  Tracy Breakfast Lions Dennis Noble Scholarship

  Tracy Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Group Scholarship

  Tracy Historical Museum/Westside Pioneer Association Scholarship

  Tracy Latin Athletic Club Scholarship

  Tracy Sunrise Rotary Scholarships

  Tracy Tank Town Lions Scholarship

  U.S. Marine Corps Awards

  Women’s Fellowship Scholarship

Millennium High School – Class of 2019 Senior Breakfast

The Class of 2019 enjoyed a delicious breakfast and created fond memories on Thursday May 16, 2019.

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Mrs. Stewart

Happy Mother’s Day! As we celebrate this day, it is important to remember the ultimate teachers for our children are their parents. Children learn the most from them. They model them, they develop similar values and beliefs. It is such an awesome responsibility. It is always so important we try to do the job of parenting as best we can. We all realize the sacrifice and challenges that face us as we continue in the life long job of parenting. Yes, it is a life long job. As our children grow, we need to adjust and refine the role we play, but we continue to be the parent who guides and listens and suggests when it is wanted. There are many stages to parenting. Enjoy the moment and the stage you are now experiencing.

 

 

 

TLC Band Performance

The following groups will be performing

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Bands

Also the MHS Advanced and Beginning Bands 9th-12th

It will be at the Kimball High School Theater. Doors will open @ 6:40pm and the concert will begin at 7:00pm. It is next Thursday 5/16. Suggested donations of $10 for adults, $5 for students/family 11-17yrs, Free 10 yrs or younger.

Thank you,

Roland M. Zepeda

Music Director

Tracy Learning Center

51 E Beverly Place

Tracy, CA 95376

Tel: (909) 528-4922

Website: www.millenniumband.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week May13 – 17

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Strips

Wed -Cheese Quesadilla

Thurs – Fettuccine Alfredo

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

 

 

 

 

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling news students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

 

 

 

 

TK

We had so much fun celebrating our wonderful mothers this week!

During Science, we worked hard all week long to craft lovely bouquets with petals describing all of the things that make our moms extra special!

We also created customized placemats to use during our Mother’s Day Luncheon. We are very grateful to all of the mothers and grandmothers who joined us for this special event!

 

 

 

Initial Phase

First, we would like to wish all the amazing Moms in our class a very Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you all enjoy your special day, you deserve it!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our jog-a-thon! Our class worked so hard to prepare for it and it definitely showed! We are so proud of the amount of effort each student put in and are amazed at the amount of laps that the students ran! Now it is time to go out and collect money from your pledges and then return the jog-a-thon envelopes as soon as possible! There are many prizes for top earners for both classes and individuals!

 

 

 

Phase One:

The Jog-a-Thon was this Friday and the students did AMAZING! It is always so fun and inspiring to watch how determined and motivated they are to beat their previous years lap count. Great job Phase One students!

The students in Phase One will be doing testing May 20-24. There was a letter sent home in Monday’s red folder explaining testing and all the fun activities we have planned for the students in the afternoon. Please make sure that your child gets enough sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school ON TIME. Testing will begin first thing in the morning.

Phase One teachers would like to thank all the parents and students that showered us with gifts this week in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. We feel so special and loved!

 

 

 

Phase Two:

We had a great week in phase 2…we learned more about the gold rush and California history. We discussed the different routes to California and how dangerous it was to travel west. Did you know that many of the gold miners never got rich, but some business owners earned a fortune! We are going to use all of our gold rush knowledge to put on our gold rush day in June.

Please remember that state testing for phase 2 will begin on May 20th. Please see the information letter that came home on Friday.


 

 

 

 

 

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 17: DCS LA/Math State Testing

May 22 (Wednesday): ⅚ Dance from 4:00-5:00 PM- Permission slips will be sent home on Monday

DCS Jog-a-Thon:

Kudos to our amazing PE Department for organizing and hosting another successful Jog-a-Thon event! We also appreciate the support and help from TLC parents and sponsors – without you, we could not have such a successful event! The kids ran their little hearts out and some even had personal records in mind to meet or beat! Way to go DCS!

A note from Ms. Rodieck: Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960’s Museum
This week the students started their Dedicated DCS Student SWO Project. This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th. We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays. Their project proposal is due Monday, May 6th. The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th. Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event. If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.

A note from Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga

Please ask your child about the meeting that was held for all ⅚ students this morning (Friday, May 10) by Mrs. Stewart. She sure created a lot of excitement and buzz! The kids are pumped and ready to do their best!

All 3 classes have been working really hard learning how to use the state testing platform and electronic tools they will be using on the computer during state testing week. Ms. T’s classes have even pulled practices from other states! We know all students are going to do great!

Practice tests are available at:

http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

**Select Student and login as a guest

Note: Students will not have any math homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

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.

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. A notice will be sent home with reminders

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week all classes are spending a lot of time focusing on their essay writing skills. We have workshopped their introduction paragraphs and have shifted our focus to their body and conclusion paragraphs. These workshops have allowed me to read each paragraph individually and provide immediate feedback. I believe this will dramatically improve the students confidence and ability in essay writing.

We have also spent more time reading from our novel and preparing for the state standardized tests. Please remember that 7th/8th graders are testing May 20th-24th in Math, Language and Science (8th graders only).

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane

Mask Museum display is on the wall showing the terrific research and projects that the 7/8 students did in Drama/Verbal Expression. They first made a short powerpoint showing some of the the styles of masks different cultures have and then decided on a design to develop for their blank mask. Paint, marker, glitter, foam were used to make the design and complete the project.

⅚ students wrote original scripts and made sock puppets and have been performing all week.

During testing weeks Ms. Dane’s enrichment will be Mixed Media collage and design elements.

Mock Trial competed Sat. May 4th, where we took 4 Individual Most Valuable Player awards. Congrats girls and onward to the next trial.

Physical Education:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, 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!!! 🙂


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

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:

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

State testing for all students begins next week in the high school. All juniors will be tested during the days Monday and Tuesday.  The following week, students in all grades in Discovery will be tested.  Finally the last week in May the Primary students in grades 3 and 4 will be tested.  These tests are a measure of student growth and progress and are important indicators of school success.

Parents can help with testing results as well. Please look at the following suggested sites.

In a recent letter from the state, we were encouraged to have parents of English Language Learners as well as other students  to use this information to help prepare their students for testing.  

Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s progress and:

  • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
  • See sample test questions.
  • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
  • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

Starting Smarter for the CAASPP can be found at https://ca.startingsmarter.org/, and Starting Smarter for the ELPAC athttps://elpac.startingsmarter.org/.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week May 6 – 10

               

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Taquitos

Wed -Chicken Wrap

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

 

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.

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

 

TK

It was a great week back in TK!

During Science, we learned about the life cycles of the butterfly and bumblebee. We completed art projects that demonstrated the process from egg to larva to pupa to adult. We read a silly story about an impatient caterpillar who couldn’t wait to become a butterfly. Plus, we participated in a cut-and-paste related to bumblebee facts!

We also reviewed all of our math and language concepts from earlier in the school year, and, we are happy to report, absolutely no regression since Spring Break! Our students have grown dramatically, and have made great strides in reading and mental math! We are SO proud of them!

 

 

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:

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a relaxing spring break.  Our phase 2 students have state testing coming up soon…May 20th will begin our two weeks of standardized testing. Please note that we will test from 8:30-12:30 every day so please make sure your child is on time!

This week we started our Gold Rush unit…it was such an exciting time in our California history and our students are loving this subject! Some classes even did a “cookie mining” simulation where they purchased “land” (cookies!) and mining supplies (toothpicks). It was a great lesson in just how hard it was to strike it rich!

 

 


 

 

 

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 4th- Mock Trial at SJCOE in Stockton

May 8-9: DCS 5th Grade Science State Testing

May 13-May 17: DCS LA/Math State Testing

May 10:  DCS Jog-A-Thon

 

A Note from your PE Department:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, 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 PE Staff

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960’s Museum

This week the students started their Dedicated DCS Student SWO Project.  This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th.  We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays.  Their project proposal is due Monday, May 6th.  The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th.  Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event.  If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.  

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Students in Varsity are continuing to read Shooting the Moon while Scholastic and Honors have started Full Cicada Moon.  All groups have transitions from reading and studying poetry to writing our own.  After State Testing we will work on creating our own Poetry Anthologies including publishing our own poetry and writing essays about some of our favorite poems.  We are also continuing to learn about Music of the 60’s and learning that not all music is rock and roll, but how rock and roll did influence other types of music.  All students have also been given their second Book Club Book with the book report form.  Check agendas for due dates.  

 

Math Mrs. Zuniga’s classes:

Varsity: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at geometry with shapes and measurements. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals.

Scholastic: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at exponents and order of operations. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals. Next week we will begin looking at graphing and measurements to prepare for state testing.

Honors: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at inequalities, unit rates, and proportions. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals. Next week we will begin looking at graphing and measurements to prepare for state testing. Our class will also be practicing our formulas once again.

Note: Students will not have any homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

 

Math with Ms. T

All 3 classes have been working really hard learning how to use the state testing platform and electronic tools they will be using on the computer during state testing week.  I know we are going to do great! Practice tests are available at:

http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

**Select Student and login as a guest

Note: Students will not have any homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

Ms. Christensen LA/Humanities class:  

Honors/Scholastic:  This week in LA we worked on inference with a reading passage, reviewed our capitalization rules, learned about appositives, and direct/indirect clauses.  We also practiced diagramming indirect objects.

Varsity:  We worked on inference passage in small groups, watched videos on appositives and clauses and discussed.  Reviewed diagramming compound subjects/predicates and capitalization.

Writing:  Each group chose a community issue as the focus for their project.  They are writing a lyrical poem which relates to their community issue.  We also did an activity looking at keeping our details focused on the topic of our paragraph/story.

Humanities:  We did Quizlet Live to review the art unit we completed before the break.  We started our art in politics unit.

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.

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!

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. A notice will be sent home with reminders

May 6-10th is Teacher Appreciation Week!

MAY 10TH is PE’s Annual Jog-a-Thon

Language Arts: Cerezo

Welcome back! We hit the ground running this week! Students were assigned an essay that asks them to analyze the second chapter of our class novel. This essay has several due dates and we will be workshopping it throughout the time.

Each class has read quite a bit this week and students are starting to be able to see how each of the chapters in our novel fit together. It is exciting to watch them piece together the clues.

All classes also participated in a practice test for our upcoming state testing. State Testing will take place the week of May 20th for 7th and 8th graders. A flyer is being sent home with gentle reminders to ensure our students’ success.

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week all technology classes have been working on a slide show called “Moving Away”. The students are working with a partner to choose 4 states that they think they would like to move to, and answering certain research questions about each state, and creating charts to compare the average annual salary and home cost in each state.

This project will be turned in by the end of the class period on Friday, and each class will also be taking a typing test on Friday to check if their words per minute have improved!

Physical Education:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, 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!!! 🙂

 A Note from Ms. T:

On April 27th, eleven ⅞ students went to compete in Math Olympiad.  Shout outs to Team 1 who placed 5th out of 36 competing teams! I enjoyed spending Saturday with you and am proud that you continue your love of math!

 

 

 


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.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules were mailed out today.  We are not accepting any FAST TRACK schedule change requests at this time.

 

Field Trip to Cal State East Bay and Las Positas

Thirty-seven of our 10th and 11th grade students joined us for a field trip on Friday to the WACAC College Fair hosted by Cal State East Bay, and to Las Positas College.  We had the opportunity to talk with representatives of CSU’s, UC’s, private colleges, and out-of-state colleges by visiting the various booths at the WACAC College Fair.  We then toured Cal State East Bay.  Next, we visited Las Positas Community College and learned a lot about college costs, transfer programs, and the many student support programs available to students.

College Admission Acceptance Day

We celebrated our College Admission Acceptance day this week and some of our college bound seniors gathered to take their picture wearing their future college campus gear.

 

 

This upcoming Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th is a big test day for all of our students in the high school! Our Juniors will be taking the CA Dept of Education Smarter Balance assessments – It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. College readiness is also measured and we want to stress the importance of these assessments. Other grades will be taking Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies school-based tests to measure their proficiency, and content knowledge. Please ensure that your child is in school on these days and prepared to test in the morning.

Rotary Club of Tracy Scholarship Luncheon

Eight Millennium students received scholarships between $500-$1,500 from the Rotary Club of Tracy, and were honored at the club’s yearly luncheon celebrating their scholarship recipients.  Congratulations to our winners who were selected based on their applications and interviews – Richard Lew, Manal Siddiqui, Madelyn Beckner, Richard Smith, Yuvleen Kaur, Kendall Harrington, Ian Galvez, and Leigh Davis!  And a huge thank you to the Tracy Rotary Club for their time and generosity in offering this great opportunity to high school seniors in Tracy!

 

Delta College – College Early Start Meeting – May 9, 2019

The meeting for Fall 2019 College Early Start will take place on Thursday, May 9 in Room 204 at 12:15PM. Any students that are interested in taking college classes in the Fall must attend this meeting. For any questions, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling Department at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

Several of the service clubs at TLC have joined forces and will have a booth and walking at the upcoming Tracy Relay for Life event located at Lincoln Park from 10am – 10:00pm this Saturday, May 4th. Please come visit our booth to support our fundraising efforts or feel free to copy/paste on the following link to help donate toward this wonderful cause.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=91868&pg=team&team_id=2440559 

Thank you for all of your support!

Tawn Schaffran – Interact Club

Lauren Moore – CSF Club

Kathy Prescott and Ashley Cerezo – CJSF Club

The City of Tracy is seeking our help! As part of an effort to reassess the City of Tracy’s Mayor’s Community Youth Support Network (MCYSN) Program, the City is launching an outreach campaign to evaluate the current program and service needs of Tracy’s local youth. The MCYSN Program was launched in 2008 to combat youth gang violence and to provide intervention, prevention, and crisis suppression programs for at-risk youth through a network of local service providers. The City has issued a community survey to gather feedback on the types of programs and services needed to help Tracy youth prosper. The public is encouraged to complete the survey, which can be accessed via the City of Tracy website at www.cityoftracy.org. The survey will close on May 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Direct Survey Links:

Youth Survey

Parent/Adult Survey

School Teacher/Administrator Survey

 

 

Free SAT/ACT Practice Test at the Tracy Library

There is an upcoming SAT/ACT Practice on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00am and an additional practice test in the summer at the Tracy Public Library. Students can register in person or by phone (866-805-7323), first come, first served. All library programs are free.