TLC Charter Chatter
A Message from Virginia Feb. 28, 2020
A lottery for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Tracy Learning Center Gym at 51 E. Beverly Place.
Priority for Enrollment
1. Board Members/Staff
2. Siblings of Current Students
3. Students that live in the TUSD boundaries
4. All other students
Primary charter school will have 33 openings for Transitional Kindergarten and 30 openings for Kindergarten. These openings will be filled using the above priorities using a lottery to fill any openings after the siblings have applied. If we receive more sibling applications than open spots, the lottery will begin with the siblings, then all other students for the waiting list.
|PreK, TK – 4th Grade Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day is on Friday, March 27, 2020, there will NOT be any retakes for these pictures|
Spring Break – Monday April 6, 2020 through April 19, 2020. All Students return on Monday, April 20, 2020
|Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years|
VERY IMPORTANT Information for our current 2019/2020 school year beginning August 5, 2019, we have reduced 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.
Donation letters have been sent out for the 2019 tax season. Please be sure when making donations you specify the person making the donation as well as the student the donation is being made for. If you have not received your letter, please email Barbra Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many letters are ready but there is no address to send them to. Thank you so much for your time and patience.
Lunch Menu Week of Mar. 2 – 6
Mon – Pizza
Tues – Chicken Taquitos
Wed – Beef and Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Thurs – Turkey Meatball Sub
Fri – Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.
NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-
Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148
TLC Preschool: Art Show and Silent Auction was a HUGE SUCCESS!
Thank you to all of our families for supporting our Art show! We received so much positive feedback! It makes us so happy to know that you are happy! Just in case you missed the show, we have included a video below.
Monday, March 2nd will be pajama day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day! Teachers have many fun activities planned for this day! Please keep in mind: wear weather appropriate pajamas, wear tennis shoes (no slippers), shorts/leggings underneath nightgowns, no pillows/blankets.
We worked really hard this month earning hearts in our productive worker thermometer; so we celebrated in the best way possible! On Thursday, we made a really fun art project, played with play doh, and enjoyed the wonderful weather by playing with a giant parachute! Check out our instagram for some pictures of all the fun. Here is what we were hearing the students say:
“This is the best day ever!” – Penelope
“This project is SO MUCH FUN!” – Emma
“I wish we could do this every day!” – Xavier
This week in TK, we learned all about Habitats.
First, we learned all about the Arctic Habitat. Some of the animals that live there are polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. The weather can get as low as –50. Brrr!
. Next we learned about the Rainforest Habitat. There are four levels in this habitat! Some of the animals that live here are birds, snakes, monkeys and sloths.
Lastly, we learned about the Ocean Habitat! The kids really enjoyed learning about all the animals that live here. Some are octopus, squid and even plants like seaweed.
Please remember the Habitat projects are due February 24th!!
Congratulations to all our SWO earners this week. We love to celebrate their success!
We enjoyed the warmer weather this week. Feels like spring is coming! With spring comes new life. In Science we talked about the life cycles of different animals and bugs. Some go through a complete metamorphosis! The students enjoyed learning new facts and all about the different stages of life. They even got to make some fun crafts to help remember the life cycles.
In Writer’s Workshop, the students are continuing to work on personal narratives. They are working hard and are producing wonderful stories. We will continue with narratives and also explore some spring themed writing.
Thank you for returning the conference sign-ups. Please look for your confirmation slips to come home in folders. Remember Conferences will be Tuesday 3/10, Wednesday 3/11, and Thursday 3/12.
This Monday, March 2nd, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Day! Students will be allowed to wear their pajamas that day. Please no stuffed animals, toys, or slippers. Have a great weekend!
This week our phase 2 students were hard at work on their Famous Americans biography project. They are researching, writing, and creating a bobblehead of their chosen American. We are looking forward to seeing the final results!
Our 4th grade leadership students focused on the theme of “kindness” for the month of February. In addition to giving all the teachers special, thoughtful gifts during Valentine’s week, they created a kindness graffiti wall for our hallway. Our PCS students were able to write down ways they show kindness to each other. We love all the ideas they came up with!
Next week our 3rd and 4th graders will take the Smarter Balanced Interim Math Assessment. This is NOT the same as the end of the year state test. This is a test that allows us to assess students on what they have learned so far in math. The scores are not published or released but it is a great way for students to get familiar with the upcoming Smarter Balanced state tests in May!
Discovery Middle School 5-6
Upcoming ⅚ Dates:
March 9-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)
Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) email@example.com or Kathy Prescott (5/6) firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 5 Nest Point Earners:
Mrs. Zuniga’s Math:
*Note for all classes: Trifold boards for the SWO project need to be brought to class next week. Students will have time in class to work on them, but may also work on them at home.
All classes took their finals this week. We will be continuing the units we were on heading into the last week of the trimester. Do not forget parent conferences will be on March 9 for me.
Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:
Varsity: This week students reviewed Unit-1, 2, and 3 concepts and took the trimester-2 finals. Students are also in the last phase of completing their Life Long Learner SWO project. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about plotting fractions on the number line and comparing them.
Scholastic: Students put their best efforts to take the trimester-2 finals. In the coming weeks, students will be reviewing the GCF and LCM concepts and will dive into learning about fractions.
Honors: Students took the trimester-2 finals and started with the new unit Students are also in the last phase of completing their Life Long Learner SWO project. In the coming weeks, students will be learning more about the system of equations and the strategies to solve them graphically and algebraically.
All my students are required to get the Tri-folds of 48inches x 36inches size and turn it in by Monday (3/2/2020). We will be working on these tri-folds for the next two weeks.
Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:
Trimester 2 is about over and we have taken our final. Next week, we will go over it in class. We will also continue reading Frankenstein and getting into the topic of nature versus nurture when we read the Monster’s side of the story. We will quickly review the different text structures and then will begin a research project on the Health and Wellness of our planet – a big political issue this year. We have been reading different articles about this topic and now the students can research a more specific area of interest.
I look forward to meeting with each of my homeroom students and their parents during their appointed conference time. The students will be running their own conference this time around.
Language Arts with Mr. Harding:
We have hit our stride in ELA, and we are making amazing progress every day. Please make sure you have a book to read in your bookbag every morning. We now begin class with a five minute warm up and about fifteen minutes of silent sustained reading. We’re sharing what we read and why we like the book we selected for ourselves. I can’t believe how many Stephen King books are out there in young hands. Please help your young learner have a book they enjoy in class every day. The best teacher talking about reading cannot replace 15 minutes of actual reading.
We’re practicing our test-taking strategies, and learning how to annotate effectively. As we practice, the empirical evidence is undeniable: writing what you think while you read will help you retain the information much better than trying to memorize everything. Hopefully, everyone will buy-in and take the few moments needed to ensure success.
Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:
Science with Ms. Diaz:
Greetings scientists! This week, we successfully identified what step in the water cycle a specific scenario showed. Do you want to know what happens when the liquid in a test tube in a warm lab decreases over time? How about when clouds are formed when a warm and cold front meet each other? Ask us, we dare you, because we are confident we can explain these processes. Due to our expertise, we all earned a party on Friday! We also began our investigation “Water Cycle in a Bottle.” We are investigating what happens when you put a water bottle filled with blue-colored water out in the sun. Next week, we begin learning about the weather and will investigate its properties.
Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about The Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle (Helen Chavez) and What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg— How the First Chicken was Born? (Alessandra Garcia). Prepare to be SCIENCED!
Awesomely Interesting Announcements
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Science on a Saturday” and “Science on Screen” events flyers given to your student. email@example.com for more information
- Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
Google Classroom: Hon/Scholastic→ jp9wlua Varsity→ 8d4s9b
Science class website: https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com
Mission to Mars
- Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm
- Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm
Stay curious & keep exploring!!!
Discovery Middle School 7th-8th
- National School Choice Week!
Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!
- Parent Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your students homeroom teacher!
Nest Certificate Winners for Week 26:
Winner of Amazon Gift Card in Nest Certificate Drawing (Jan):
School Improvement Committee Invitation!
The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Next meeting is April 3rd*
Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)
Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) email@example.com or Kathy Prescott (56) firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo:
The second trimester is wrapping up and has been incredibly busy. The students in all classes have been busily working on their SWO projects. For this students needed to research, write about, and provide a speech on their given health and wellness topic. Speeches were given this week and have been phenomenal! Everyone took their speeches and their topics very seriously and were professional and focused! (Pictured below: Student in the Honors class giving their speech)
Moving into trimester three the students will get new vocabulary words. They will continue to be tested on these words and any other relevant material on Fridays. We will move back to getting more regular essays and will continue to study humanities. This final trimester we will continue to read Flowers for Algernon and then will move into our final book- Othello.
The third and final trimester is all about the students demonstrating what they have learned so far throughout the year. As such, they can expect many projects, presentations, and debates within which they will show their language, analytic, and comprehension abilities. We will also continue to prepare for the annual state test!
Parent Teacher Conferences are the week of March 9th. Please be sure that you have signed and returned your students conference form and have noted your time.
Language Arts with Ms. Greene:
We have finally finished SWO Final Drafts and speeches this week in all classes! Students will be continuing to read Flowers for Algernon. In Honors, we are about half way through the book and the students are loving reading about Charlie’s journey. Scholastic is very close behind in the book, and the students are comprehending the story along with gathering his memories and dreams as part of Charlie’s growth after the surgery. Varsity is loving this story much more than the other 2 books that we have read this year, the students are highly interested in his journey and feel that he is a very relatable character.
Coming soon we have conferences the week of 3/9, Honors students will be taking the PSAT 3/17 and all classes will be taking the 3rd round of the Interim testing the week of 3/24.
Millennium High School
YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, email@example.com
Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week is a Spirit Week at MHS, culminating in our Spring Sports Rally on 3/6. Here are the dress-up theme days for our week of pride!
Monday, 3/2 – Athletes vs Mathletes — dress like a jock or dress like a “nerd”
Tuesday, 3/3 – Tourist Day — big hats, shirts from other places, sunscreen on your nose, camera around your neck, etc
Wednesday, 3/4 – Iconic Duo — dress to match with a friend (theme like ketchup and mustard optional!)
Thursday, 3/5 – Blackout/Whiteout — Underclassmen dress in white, upperclassmen dress in black
Friday, 3/6 – Falcon/Nest Pride Day — Wear MHS Falcon gear or nest colors for our rally!
Millennium Charter Prom is 3/14, from 7-11 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, Delta Ballroom. The theme is “An Evening at Gatsby’s”. Tickets are $80 and may be purchased by check, cash, or card through Miss Lamanna, or Miss Ramirez in the finance office.
A full, three-course gourmet dinner and dessert are included in that price! The menu is:
Garden Salad Bar
Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Herbs
Tri-Tip with Mushroom Demi-Glaze
Roasted Red Potatoes
Creamy Pesto Bowtie Pasta
Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Assorted Breads and Rolls with Butter
Assorted Cookies and Brownies
Water and Lemonade will be served in carafes.
Tickets must be purchased by 3/6 for students to attend. Guests from other schools are welcome to join our students, but must have a completed guest pass and ID — tickets will not be sold to anyone who has not returned their completed guest pass, signed by an administrator from their guest’s school.
Disneyland Grad Nite
The $50 deposit to reserve your spot on the Disneyland Grad Nite trip is due by March 1st. This may be paid through our paypal donation portal at the bottom of the page on http://tracylearningcenter.com, or through our front office or Miss Lamanna by check, cash, or card. The full cost to attend Disneyland is $240. The $50 deposit reserves your student’s ticket and counts toward the $240 cost. Packets were sent home with students regarding this trip on our return from Winter Break. Extra information/release form packets are available in the front office and with Miss Lamanna.
Speech and Debate
Over the last month, our speech and debate team has attended collegiate invitationals at James Logan and at UC Berkeley. We are honored that Shika Acolatse and Lucy Lamanna distinguished themselves by placing as octafinalists in these prestigious and competitive tournaments. Good luck to our Falcon Speech and Debate team as they had to their state championship qualifier this weekend!
For the past 2 weeks, the entire math department has been doing Interim Testing to give students a glimpse at what is coming for State Testing in April. Although, only the Juniors take the test in April, we tested Freshmen-Sophomores these two weeks. It is really good practice as some of getting used to the test is getting used to taking it on the computer. We have been stressing the importance of state testing and students are feeling the importance the more that we talk about it.
All classes resume back to normal next week!
Every student will be receiving a purple form in the next week or so. This is a form they will fill out that pertains to their current class grade, what math classes they have taken already and Davis Test scores. Students should fill this out, get their teacher to initial it and bring it to their meetings with Mrs. Stewar next month as they begin scheduling.
Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US
(Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf, Tennis, Boys Volleyball & Swim):
Saturday 2/29: Softball @ Pacheco, 11am
V Baseball @ Delta Charter, 11am
Monday 3/2: Boys Volleyball @ Tracy High, 6pm
Tuesday 3/3: JV Baseball @ Stagg, 3:30pm
V Baseball @ Stagg, 6pm
Wednesday 3-4: Softball vs Rio Vista, 4pm
Thursday 3-5: JV/V Baseball @ West High, 3:30pm
Softball @ West High, 4pm
Saturday 3/7: Boys Volleyball @ Stockton Classic Tournament
JV/V Baseball @ Mountain House, 11am (Varsity to begin around 2pm, after JV)
Softball: Falcons 18, Lathrop 16
V Baseball: Falcons 5, Delta Charter 6
NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-
Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148
Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium? Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376
Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:
We appreciate your continued support!
Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:
-Baseball, Softball, Track & Field: eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)
COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!
This Friday was Delta College Application day! Seniors who needed to reapply or apply for admission were invited to attend a no appointment open lab workshop and were assisted through the process. Some students also finished submitting their FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) before this March 2nd deadline.
If a senior missed the workshop, there will be another one at the Delta College Mountain House campus:
It’s scholarship season! There are many great scholarships available for seniors right now. Please see the Counseling Office’s updated list of scholarship opportunities here: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Scholarship-List-February-2020-1.pdf
REMINDER TO SENIORS AND PARENTS – FAFSA DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY MARCH 2ND, 2020 – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY REGARDLESS OF THEIR POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS. VISIT: https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to create an FSA ID then, complete the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.ed.gov for students with social security #’s Students without a social security should complete https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
Delta College is also hosting their Dream Conference this Saturday, February 29th:
Delta College Early Start Program (For Current 9th-11th Graders) Info Meeting
Students interested in taking a class at Delta College this summer should attend an informational meeting on Friday, 3/6 at 12:15 in Room 102 or 1:15 in Room 107, depending on their lunch. See our website for further information about the program, dates to be updated: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/