TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

Mathematics at DCS and MHS

As many of you may have noticed when we posted our school Dashboard results, the scores in mathematics from Discovery and the high school are particularly low. We have looked at all the reasons for this. We are implementing new curriculum that is more uniform across staff, and we have developed pre-requisites for moving on to the next course. What we have found is that students move on to the next course without mastery of the material from the previous class. Therefore, this school year we will be reviewing grades and the Davis Readiness test to determine readiness for the next level.

In high school students need a C+ and a 60% on the readiness test in May to move to the next level of math. If they do not have the prerequisites, they can retake the course in FASTTRACK to improve the grade and readiness and then may go on.

In Discovery, students need a 75% on the Readiness test for the next level. We are not expecting students to be enrolled in Algebra two next year in Discovery. We are finding that most students are not as masterful in Algebra or Geometry for that advanced a move.

It is important for students to learn math well since it is so sequential in nature. One course builds on another and it is important that all skills are mastered to be successful at the next level.

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

· Walk with your student

 

Soaring with the Falcons:

California DMV says I’m not old enough and cannot yet learn to drive , but FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) says I can start leaning how to fly a glider.

Hello, my name is Montek Sethi and I am a Fourteen year old freshman at Millennium High School in Tracy, CA. I have been flying in small airplanes with my dad since I was Six years old and I recently took on the sport of Soaring at Byron glider-port as a student pilot. Soaring is a sport of flying a glider which is an aircraft with very long and narrow wings BUT without an engine, so it has to be launched into the air by a winch or towed to a desired altitude tied to a tow rope behind an airplane with an engine. Once at a desired altitude, the tow rope is released and the glider stays aloft in rising thermals or mountain wave and glides to a landing at the end of a flight. Avid soaring enthusiast can stay aloft and travel hundreds of miles in a glider in right conditions.

I am also humbled to have received my first scholarship of $1000 through Nor-Cal Soaring Association. First, I took an introductory flight and I was so hooked that I started training within a week. Flying in a quiet cockpit of a glider with only the wind noise against a clear canopy is an out of the world experience in which one defies gravity and soars several thousand feet above the ground so high and close or sometimes even higher than the clouds, and often flying with the birds because they always know where the rising air or lift is. I enjoy soaring so much that I show up early mornings every weekend, at Byron gliderport sometimes in freezing weather to volunteer my time helping and learning from other glider pilots and instructors, while making good use of my scholarship and to reach my goal of solo flight as soon as possible. I absolutely enjoy this sport due to the sheer fun along with the science aspect of it and encourage more young people to try this sport as well. Norcal Soaring offers a great club environment with safe and affordable equipment and excellent instructors, some with several decades of soaring and training experience who are eager to share their knowledge with future pilots.

My goal is to accomplish a solo flight in a glider before end of this year, while I’m still fourteen and FAA says that any 14yrs. old is old enough to learn and fly solo with adequate training. Feel free to email me or visit the following link for more information about soaring and learning to fly.

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 18 – 22

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Beef or Bean Taco

Wed- Chicken Parmesan

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Buger

Fri – Mac and Cheese

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.

TK

In anticipation of Spring, we participated in several Spring-themed activities this week. We enjoyed a picnic outdoors on the grass, created our own kites to fly outside, and followed-along with a Hungry Caterpillar activity. The weather was perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying Science time outdoors this week!

Best of all, we devoted some time on Thursday afternoon to developing and creating leprechaun traps to use on St. Patrick’s Day. Those tricky leprechauns didn’t stand a chance with our creative inventions … we used boxes, rods, and blocks galore, to capture any leprechaun who might try to create mischief in our classroom!

Initial Phase

The P2 teachers want to thank all of the family members that came to parent conferences this week. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with each and every one of you. It is always a nice time to reflect on how the year has been going and to set goals for the last trimester. We greatly appreciate all of the support we have been given from all of our P2 families!

Thank you for all of the tissue box donations. Because of your generosity all students were able to make their very own leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day! Students will be coming home with their traps to set up at home! Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday we will celebrate on Monday. Students are encouraged to wear green and teachers have planned some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed math and language arts activities.

Phase One

Our parent teacher conferences were this week and all the Phase One teachers would like to thank all the parents that meet with us. We enjoyed getting to sit down and discuss the accomplishments your child has made this trimester. These were the last set of conferences for the year.

We also had the Scholastic Book Fair this week and the students LOVED getting to go shop with real money to buy books. They were so proud to have their own money to buy items; we just have teach them about taxes now. The teachers would also like to thank all the parents and families that purchased books for the classrooms from our book fair this week. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

On Monday we sent home the permission slip for our upcoming field trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center on April 4th. Permission slips are due back by March 22 and chaperones will be notified on Monday, April 25th. In order to be a chaperone please make sure that you are cleared to be a volunteer. Ask Mrs. Kay in the office for more information.

Phase Two:

Thank you to everyone who attended conferences this week. We enjoyed meeting with you and discussing trimester 3 goals.

This week our phase 2 students continued our fractions units. As you talk with your child, try to help them see how math is used in real life, everyday. Cooking, shopping, spending and saving money, telling time…these are all ways that numbers are used in our everyday lives!


Discovery Middle School ⅚

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.

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

Students are Enjoying their “Final Rotation” of Drum Fit, Fitness & Ramp Shot!!! Please take a second to look at the following Letter as our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is coming up soon in May & we are now looking for sponsors!!!!

To whom it may concern:
Here at the Tracy Learning Center, our Physical Education and art programs strive to encourage health and wellness for a lifetime. The Tracy Learning Center believes in teaching the mind and body from a young age to stay fit and eat healthy. Our Primary students receive physical education every day for 35 minutes and our middle school students receive physical education for 48 minutes. We teach our students that it is important to take care of their bodies physically, socially, and mentally no matter their age.

Tracy Learning Center, is currently planning our 5th annual Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for our education programs. Both schools Primary (k-4th grade) and Discovery (5-8th grade) would like to raise funds to help purchase supplies for our music and art electives as well as PE equipment. We are currently seeking sponsorships for our event t-shirts. We would like to supply a t-shirt to each participant that will display their “race day bib,” keeping track of how many laps they complete on the front. Each of our sponsors will have their logos proudly displayed on the back of each shirt!

On behalf of Primary and Discovery Charter, we would like to invite your company to help promote our youth’s healthy active lifestyles by being a proud sponsor of this event. We are asking for a $250-$500 donation ($250 = your logo printed on 400 shirts, $500 = your logo printed on 800 shirts) to help us purchase our shirts and sponsor our event. The Jog-A-Thon will take place on Friday, May 10th, 2019. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at mpenirian@tracylc.net or call me at (209) 290-0511 .

The Discovery Charter School greatly appreciates your time, support, and consideration. Our federal tax ID number is 68-0479762.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Maegan Penirian &The Physical Education Staff at the Tracy Learning Center

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, 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


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

March 21: Mrs. Zuniga’s Career Fair from 9:00-10:30

March 22: Ms. T’s Career Fair from 9:00-10:30

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Ms. Ferguson with Technology

This week the last group of students started Technology! We began by going over classroom rules and expectations, grades, and the concepts they will be learning through the trimester. The students also began their typing practice programs and will have their first typing test this Friday to find out their current typing speed. The students have a multiple choice vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, March 20th.

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane:

The Trimester ended with a Zing, when the citizens of Brimstone visited primary and put on the show, “Lightning Larry.” Larry came into town and changed the hearts of Evil Eye McNeevil and Crooked Curt and the gang of outlaws with a shot of positiveness that went..Zing, Zing, Zing -and changed the town into a happy, celebrating group. Primary Students enjoyed interacting with Discovery and finding out that “This town IS big enough for All of us.”

Ms. Diaz with Science

Science has been exciting with students designing their own stream table experiments to show how human activity can affect the rate of erosion. In addition, we are one investigation away from finishing the landforms unit. Next up…ecosystems and the environment. Lastly, be sure to check out the science class blog www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. The following students’ blogs have been posted and are ready to delight you and satiate your curiosities, with topics ranging from dinosaurs to nuclear energy: (Honors 2) Michael Abeledo, Tejpreet Banwait, Ashlan Brantley, Xitlalyc Ceja, Alexa Chavez, Jayme Aguon, Patrick Bouckaert, Jia Camacho, Diego Cervantes, (Scholastic 2) Hayden Faaborg, Isabella Gomez, Erika Hawk, Avery Haines, Christian Jacobo, (Varsity 2) Ivan Duran, Alonzo Anderson, Jimena Gonzalez Ponce, Johanna Jepsen, (Scholastic 1) Tiffany Armer, Karen Barajas, James Caldwell, Michael-Anthony Arguello, Jade Barajas, Jaylene Cisneros, (Honors 1) Kaylah Aguilar, Shanjeet Brar, Kyle Ardenyi, Justin Brooks, (Varsity 1) Anahy Aguilar, Micah Bauer, Jocelyn Arechiga Collazo.

Mrs. Zuniga Math

Varsity: Our class is practicing operations of decimals. Practicing at home is crucial, students use decimals in their everyday lives. Money is a great way to help your child practice operations of decimals. There will be a unit test for decimals next Friday, March 22.

Scholastic: We are to the end of Unit 3. Students need to continue practicing integer operations and order of operations. We will be reviewing this week and next, as our Unit 3 Test is set for Wednesday, March 20.

Honors: Unit 5 is at an end. Students have been reviewing expressions, equations, proportions, systems and solving for variables all week for their unit test which will take place next Wednesday, March 20.

*Extra note for future reference: I would like to inform parents, that student work should take no more than 20 minutes each night. If your child is struggling with certain problems please draw a line once they have worked for 20 minutes and initial their homework. This will help students get the help and focus in class for the concepts that they are struggling with each night.

Ms. Rodieck’s ⅚ Language Arts/Humanities:

This week the students have been learning about the history of the Women’s Lib Movement and how women in the past have made it possible for us to do the things we can do today. We read several articles including one about Title IX. Next week, they will write complete their essay on the topic.

Our current Unit in Humanities has been posted to Google Classroom.

We continue to move forward with diagramming. Many students ask why they need to learn diagramming – it helps the students learn about the parts of speech and how to write better sentences.

Book Club Books were passed out Thursday or Friday and the students wrote down in their agendas when their book reports will be due for Trimester Three.

Ms. Christensen 5/6 Language Arts/Humanities:

This week we learned about progressive verb tenses in scholastic and honors. In varsity, we did some writing activities for growing a paragraph and started writing a summary for a Beatles article. In Humanities, the students began their art unit and are analyzing pieces of art from the ’60s. Pi Day all groups did a main idea activity.

Math/Geography/SWO with Ms. T:

DCS Parents and Family- Save the Date for our very own DCS Career Fair! Ms. T’s classes will be presenting on Friday, March 22 from 9:00-10:30 AM in our very own TLC Gym. Please check in with Ms. Kay in the front office upon arrival.

*Students need to come professionally dressed on the day of presentations.

We started practicing presenting our Careers to other students, including some 7th/8th graders who gave us constructive feedback so we can be at our best on March 22!

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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.

Language Arts:

This week students examined their own sanctuary and determined its connection to our novel 7 Sanctuaries. This novel takes a very serious look at the trials and tribulations of the 1960’s and how people sought solace in various sanctuaries.

This is the start of the third trimester and in this trimester students can expect to have numerous opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned over the first two trimesters.

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- Doing unit 7 – completed 7.1 solving 2-step equation and doing 7.2 solving multi-step equation.

Honors-Completed unit 8 Similarity and doing review on the theorem and doing worksheet of 8.6 Proportional Properties of Triangles and 8.7 Dilation.

Scholastic- Completed unit 6 Polynomial and doing review of unit 6.

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

Thank you to all of the families and students that participated in this year’s Science Olympiad events! It was a pleasure to coach both 7/8 and 5/6, and I greatly appreciate all the support the teams received from teachers and the families of the students participating. Thank you to those that donated their time to be at the event, and brought snacks and water to share! I’m already looking forward to next year!

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students this week started and completed their Three Branches of Government poster project with their groups. Students were asked to create a tree with three branches that were to represent the constitution and three branches: legislative, judicial, and executive branch. They were also instructed to create a total of leaves that were placed on the branches with facts pertaining to each one. Next week, students will take another shot at the preamble and will participate in a game show activity about the three branches.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week in technology students are being introduced to the class, assigned computers, given a class syllabus, and will begin their first vocabulary assignment.

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane :

The Trimester ended with a Zing, when the citizens of Brimstone visited primary and put on the show, “Lightning Larry.” Larry came into town and changed the hearts of Evil Eye McNeevil and Crooked Curt and the gang of outlaws with a shot of positiveness that went..Zing, Zing, Zing -and changed the town into a happy, celebrating group. Primary Students enjoyed interacting with Discovery and finding out that “This town IS big enough for All of us.”


Millennium High School

Soaring with the Falcons:

California DMV says I’m not old enough and cannot yet learn to drive , but FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) says I can start leaning how to fly a glider.

Hello, my name is Montek Sethi and I am a Fourteen year old freshman at Millennium High School in Tracy, CA. I have been flying in small airplanes with my dad since I was Six years old and I recently took on the sport of Soaring at Byron glider-port as a student pilot. Soaring is a sport of flying a glider which is an aircraft with very long and narrow wings BUT without an engine, so it has to be launched into the air by a winch or towed to a desired altitude tied to a tow rope behind an airplane with an engine. Once at a desired altitude, the tow rope is released and the glider stays aloft in rising thermals or mountain wave and glides to a landing at the end of a flight. Avid soaring enthusiast can stay aloft and travel hundreds of miles in a glider in right conditions.

I am also humbled to have received my first scholarship of $1000 through Nor-Cal Soaring Association. First, I took an introductory flight and I was so hooked that I started training within a week. Flying in a quiet cockpit of a glider with only the wind noise against a clear canopy is an out of the world experience in which one defies gravity and soars several thousand feet above the ground so high and close or sometimes even higher than the clouds, and often flying with the birds because they always know where the rising air or lift is. I enjoy soaring so much that I show up early mornings every weekend, at Byron gliderport sometimes in freezing weather to volunteer my time helping and learning from other glider pilots and instructors, while making good use of my scholarship and to reach my goal of solo flight as soon as possible. I absolutely enjoy this sport due to the sheer fun along with the science aspect of it and encourage more young people to try this sport as well. Norcal Soaring offers a great club environment with safe and affordable equipment and excellent instructors, some with several decades of soaring and training experience who are eager to share their knowledge with future pilots.

My goal is to accomplish a solo flight in a glider before end of this year, while I’m still fourteen and FAA says that any 14yrs. old is old enough to learn and fly solo with adequate training. Feel free to email me or visit the following link for more information about soaring and learning to fly.

Decision Medicine

Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you. Applicants must be 16 years old by the start of the program (July 15, 2019). Apply online February 1, 2019 – March 1, 2019. www.decisionmedicine.com

· Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

· Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

· Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

· Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

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Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community. Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Summer Delta College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting for students on Monday, February 25th at 12:15 in Mr. Hunt and Mr. Singh’s room 204. If students are interested in taking summer classes at Delta College, they must attend this meeting! There will be an application workshop on Friday 3/1 at 12:00 in Room 204 so students can complete the next step in this process with help. Students should bring their SSN! Seniors applying/reapplying to Delta should also attend the application workshop and must sign up in the Counseling Office.

FAFSA Workshop

The Counseling Office hosted a drop-in FAFSA workshop on Thursday and assisted nine 12th grade students’ families in submitting their FAFSA before the upcoming March 2nd deadline. Completing this free online application on time during senior year is so important in order to be considered for college financial aid including grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

A group of Millennium High School Seniors participated in a San Joaquin Delta College workshop today. Students were able to get a head start on the application process with the help of a Delta College representative.

Tracy Tank Town Lions Club – St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

10-12 volunteers are needed to help serve dinner, distribute prizes, and clean up at Tracy Tank Town Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Sunday March 17, 2019. Volunteers are required to wear black slacks, a white collared shirt, and closed comfortable shoes. If interested, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

Millennium High School Homework Support – Schedule Change

Hours for MHS Homework Support have changed, please note the new schedule below:

 

Delayed TLC Charter Chatter…..

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March 5 2019                                                                                              Vol 26

Last year our students here at Discovery Charter School participated in a fundraiser called Water for South Sudan. Led by their South Sudan team, WFSS provides access to clean water and hygiene education. After reading the book, A LONG WALK TO WATER, students and teachers alike were inspired by Salva’s story and wanted to help his organization build more new wells for areas of need in South Sudan. Our goal was to raise $5000 by the end of June 2018; the money would be used to help co-sponsor the drilling of a new well for a village in South Sudan. The students in 5th/6th started to bring in their own recyclables from home and every Friday those bags would be turned into the local recycling center to be converted to cash. 7/8 students collected empty water bottles from our own campus and those too were placed in bags to be sent to the centers. Not only did we raise the $5000, but we raised it all by February 28th, 2018 and raised a total of $5,745! Although the money was all raised, we had to wait until the start of drilling season, which would not be until late December 2018.

I am excited to share with you all that the well our students helped co-sponsor has finally finished! They have sent pictures of the finished well that includes our own school’s name on it: Discovery Charter School. Our students were beyond excited seeing pictures of their school name on the well they helped create. Since the creation of WFSS, they have drilled over 350 wells, and ours is the 354th well. Our well is located in the village of Adiaujook in Ror-kou, Tonj, South Sudan and the village chief is Wek Wek Angong. None of this would have happened without the determination and passion of our students. I am in awe of how our students went above and beyond to help a village, located thousands of miles away, gain access to clean, safe water and a new future to the people in Adiaujook, South Sudan.

I want to personally thank all the students who helped last year and to all parents who helped give support to our cause and encouraged the determination of our students throughout this.

Go Falcons!

Ms. Zaca

WE HAVE RECEIVED ONLY A FEW SURVEYS SO WE ARE AGAIN REQUESTING PARENTS TO PLEASE ACCESS THESE SURVEYS AND FILL THEM OUT.

THANK YOU!

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 4 – 8

               

Mon. – Pizza

Tues- Teriyaki Meatballs

Wed- Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Hamburger

Fri –Mashed Potato Casserole

PARENTS 4 TLC

  Our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday is March 20th, so mark your calendars!  If there are any restaurants that you would like to see, please let us know.  

Save the date – Friday, June 14th is our next Family Movie Night in the gym (movie to be determined)!   Concessions will be available for purchase.  We will be raffling off some great baskets again, as well as a 50/50 raffle!  

Just a reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly.  

Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school:

www.smile.amazon.com and select Tracy Learning Center (now available on mobile devices)

www.officedepot.com will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase)

Our next meeting is Monday, March 18th at 6:30 in P2, hope to see you there!

TK

This week, our TK students continued their exploration of science tools.They investigated force and motion, magnets, and gravity. Plus, they created simple machines. Their science vocabulary was expanded, as they rehearsed the use of such words, as: friction, push/pull, and north/south. Our classroom was brimming with bright, inquisitive scientists!

We concluded our week with a fun-filled celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss. We participated in several different Seuss-tastic games and activities, and even tasted green eggs and ham! Check out our Instagram account for some photos of this fun-filled day!

 

Initial Phase

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” (Dr. Seuss) P2 had so much fun reading a wide variety of Dr. Seuss books this week. We ended our week with pajama day and FUN Dr. Seuss themed centers! Check out our instagram to see some pictures of all the fun!

The next two weeks will be review weeks. Please review all previously learned sight words with your student. Reviewing is key in ensuring that mastery is achieved. Trimester two conferences will be held the week of March 11th. We will send home your assigned time on Monday.

Phase One

Conferences are around the corner and you should have received the sign up sheet in your child’s red folder on Monday. If you have not already turned in your conference sign up sheet please do so by Monday! Conferences are a great way to get more insight into your child’s performance in school. The teachers enjoy getting to sit down with parents and discuss all that your child has accomplished. This is also a great time for you as parents to ask the teachers any questions or bring up any concerns you  may have. The teachers will be sending out our final scheduled times on Monday in red folders.

The Phase One classes celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by wearing pajamas, reading their favorite Dr. Seuss book, eating fun Dr. Seuss inspired snacks and various other activities.

Phase Two:

Parents, trimester 2 conferences are coming up so please return your conference sign up sheet.  Teachers will try their best to accommodate everyone’s schedules.

Our Phase 2 students are working on our energy and motion unit in science.  

In Spanish, our classes are working on how to have a conversation and even how to tell time in Spanish.  We’ve learned about sound, light, forces, and other forms of energy in science.  All of our classes also celebrated one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss!  


Discovery Middle School ⅚

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

Students are Enjoying their “Final Rotation” of Drum Fit, Fitness & Ramp Shot!!! Please take a second to look at the following Letter as our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is coming up soon in May & we are now looking for sponsors!!!!

To whom it may concern:
Here at the Tracy Learning Center, our Physical Education and art programs strive to encourage health and wellness for a lifetime. The Tracy Learning Center believes in teaching the mind and body from a young age to stay fit and eat healthy. Our Primary students receive physical education every day for 35 minutes and our middle school students receive physical education for 48 minutes. We teach our students that it is important to take care of their bodies physically, socially, and mentally no matter their age.

Tracy Learning Center, is currently planning our 5th annual Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for our education programs. Both schools Primary (k-4th grade) and Discovery (5-8th grade) would like to raise funds to help purchase supplies for our music and art electives as well as PE equipment. We are currently seeking sponsorships for our event t-shirts. We would like to supply a t-shirt to each participant that will display their “race day bib,” keeping track of how many laps they complete on the front. Each of our sponsors will have their logos proudly displayed on the back of each shirt!

On behalf of Primary and Discovery Charter, we would like to invite your company to help promote our youth’s healthy active lifestyles by being a proud sponsor of this event. We are asking for a $250-$500 donation ($250 = your logo printed on 400 shirts, $500 = your logo printed on 800 shirts) to help us purchase our shirts and sponsor our event. The Jog-A-Thon will take place on Friday, May 10th, 2019. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at mpenirian@tracylc.net or call me at (209) 290-0511 .

The Discovery Charter School greatly appreciates your time, support, and consideration. Our federal tax ID number is 68-0479762.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Maegan Penirian &The Physical Education Staff at the Tracy Learning Center

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, 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


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

SWO Tri-Fold Board: Please bring in your Tri-Fold boards next week so we can start building our Career Fair boards in class

March 9th. 5/6 Science Olympiad

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Social Studies Update Reminder:
On Tuesday, Feb 19th, DCS welcomed Mr. Ricotta who joined our team as our new and permanent Social Studies teacher in ⅚.  Mr. Ricotta has 10 years of teaching experience and has wowed the kids already with not only his Social Studies knowledge, but his ability to speak fluent Korean. If you need to contact Mr. Ricotta, his e-mail address is:
mricotta@tracylc.net 

Science with Ms. Diaz Reminder: Dear TLC parents and guardians, 5/6th grade science now has its very own science blog website. Come check it out to read the great blog posts covering various scientific topics that students have written for your learning and enjoyment. Get ready to be entertained and amazed!
Website:  
https://tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

The Trimester 2 concert was a huge success. All the students gave their best. The concert was filled with a variety of performances. Each of my trimester 2 classes contributed to the concert in a unique way by performing with boomwhackers, or bucket drums, or singing. We ended the concert with two songs performed by a combined choir featuring student from all of my trimester 2 classes. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Watson and Miss Zaca for managing the students and the Ms. Dane for organizing a video team. Thank you for always showing your support.

Ms. T’s Classes for SWO:

Reminder Ms. T’s classes will host their Career Fair on Friday, March 22nd in the TLC gym from 9:00-10:30 AM. All parents are welcome to come check out this event!

We started practicing our public speaking skills this week in small groups and presented our findings in front of our class- we will continue to practice to get all of the jitters out before the big day!
*Please bring in Tri-Fold boards next week so we can start laying everything out

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

We had fun learning how to play Quizlet Live while studying for our Humanities Unit Final we took on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

We also learned about WEB Du Bois while learning how to take a topic sentence and turn it into a Thesis Statement.

Varsity continued to read Freedom Riders, while Scholastic and Honors started reading Shooting the Moon.  They also learned a little bit about Vietnam and how to play Gin Rummy – two of the topics in our next book.

Diagramming/Grammar, Weekly Vocabulary, and Weekly Quizzes in LA will continue next week.

                   

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

March 4 8th grade Placement Test for Millenium

March 6 This is the last day of the 2nd Trimester 

March 2nd 7/8 Science Olympiad

Spring Picture Day and Promotion Picture Day will be on Tuesday,
April 9, 2019.

Language Arts:

Students worked hard to perfect their SWO speeches this week. They worked on outlining their speeches and ensuring that they were ready for their presentations.  

Classes also continued to work on their language and mechanics skills by using our new online program, NoRedInk. This is an interactive program that allows students to hone their mechanical and technical language skills. Students are enjoying the challenge.

                                Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

This is the last week of the trimester.Students are going to be presenting their SWO speeches beginning Friday 3/1. Please check with your student as to the day of their speech.They will need to be dressed in professional attire.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s English teacher.

8th grade students need to remember that not completing all of the SWO’s  will result in the loss of the ability to participate in all promotion activities, such as Promotion, Cosmic Bowling, and Great America.

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- Doing unit- 6, Completed 6-1 Ratios and unit rates, 6-2 proportions, 6-3 similar figures and scale drawing, 6.-4 probability, 6-5 fractions ,decimals and percents, unit test of 6-1 to 6-5 done, completed 6-6 proportions and percents, 6-7 percents and equations, doing 6-8 percent of change.
Honors- Completed unit 7, doing unit 8 similarity
 Scholastic-doing  unit-6, completed 6-1 Identifying polynomials, 6-2 adding, 6-3 subtracting polynomials, doing 6-4 multiplying monomials  

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 5/6 and 7/8 Science are gearing up for Science Olympiad. All of the students are getting excited and nervous about their events. I have seen so much creativity and excellent examples of teamwork over the last couple of weeks as the kids have prepped for this fun event. I’m looking forward to this weekend, and watching our students perform. All parents are welcome to attend the event with their student. Any donations of snacks and water bottles would be appreciated!

7/8 Science Olympiad – March 2nd at McNair High School (students must arrive by 7:30-7:45am)
5/6 Science Olympiad – March 9th at McNair High School

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Did you know if you cannot afford a lawyer to represent you in court, the state can provide you one? Did you also know that if you wanted to, you don’t need a lawyer to represent you if you chose not to? All this is made possible for us because of the 6th amendment! This week students dived right into the Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to our constitution. Students learned about how the Bill of Rights were created to protect American’s basic rights from an intrusive government. After reading about the amendments, students participated in a group activity where they had to identify which amendment offered protections in each scenario. Afterwards, students were given copies of the Preamble and will be need to memorize it for Tuesday’s test. Have you had your child recite the preamble to you yet?

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology is working on their final projects, where they are planning a 14 day RV trip,  which is incorporates everything they’ve learned this trimester!

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes had their Choir concert this week! Students practiced all week on their songs and bucket drumming.



Millennium High School

  

Decision Medicine

Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you. Applicants must be 16 years old by the start of the program (July 15, 2019). Apply online February 1, 2019 – March 1, 2019. www.decisionmedicine.com

 

 

 

 

· Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

· Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

· Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

· Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

 

 

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading  Math  Algebra I&2  Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

 

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

Delta Dream Conference Save the Date 8:30am-2:00pm. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theatre

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

Join us at SJDC to learn more, please see the following link for event flyer:

file:///C:/Users/TLC%20Teacher/Desktop/2019%20Dreamers%20Conference.pdf

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

The Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services Department is excited to announce our annual Cash 4 College Workshop on Wednesday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm!  

 

Students and their parents can drop-in anytime between 12:00pm – 6:00pm.  We will have our entire Financial Aid Staff on site to guide students through completing their 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, and answer any questions they may have regarding financial aid.  We will also have free food and prizes!!  Please help spread the word to students regarding this wonderful opportunity to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd.  The event will be in the Eservices Lab on the first floor of the DeRicco Building.

Please see the following link for event flyer:

https://docushare.deltacollege.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-206365/Cash%20for%20College%20Flyer%2019-20_Spring.pdf

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC).  The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

 

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community.  Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

 

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

 

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

 

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Summer Delta College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting for students on Monday, February 25th at 12:15 in Mr. Hunt and Mr. Singh’s room 204.  If students are interested in taking summer classes at Delta College, they must attend this meeting! There will be an application workshop on Friday 3/1 at 12:00 in Room 204 so students can complete the next step in this process with help. Students should bring their SSN! Seniors applying/reapplying to Delta should also attend the application workshop and must sign up in the Counseling Office.

FAFSA Workshop

The Counseling Office hosted a drop-in FAFSA workshop on Thursday and assisted nine 12th grade students’ families in submitting their FAFSA before the upcoming March 2nd deadline. Completing this free online application on time during senior year is so important in order to be considered for college financial aid including grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

UC Merced Splash 2019-Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00AM-5:00PM

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

A group of Millennium High School Seniors participated in a San Joaquin Delta College workshop today. Students were able to get a head start on the application process with the help of a Delta College representative.

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

February 23 2019 Vol 26

WE HAVE RECEIVED ONLY A FEW SURVEYS SO WE ARE AGAIN REQUESTING PARENTS TO PLEASE ACCESS THESE SURVEYS AND FILL THEM OUT.

THANK YOU!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT THIS SCHOOL, YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE ONE SURVEY.

ACCESS THE SURVEY USING THE FOLLOWING URL’S:

SCHOOL

URL

DISCOVERY CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/HJ667MQ

MILLENNIUM CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/MD474NE

PRIMARY CHARTER

SURVEYS.WESTED.ORG/CSPS/XH479YD

 

 

ENROLLMENT

February is the time to apply for all incoming Transitional Kindergartners (TK) and Kindergartners for the 2019-2020 school year. All TK students must have a birthday between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 to apply and all Kindergartners that apply must be 5 before September 2, 2019. All applications must be turned in from February 1 thru February 28, 2019 to be included in the lottery. Current students’ siblings must also apply.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Feb. 25 – Mar. 1

Mon. – Pizza

Tues- Chicken Quesadilla

Wed- Chicken Nuggets

Thurs – Beef Enchiladas

Fri –Beef Hot Dogs

 

 

 

PARENTS 4 TLC

Parents 4 TLC had quite the busy week this week and we would like to thank all the parents and staff that participated and continue to support these activities and our group.

Parents 4 TLC would like to personally thank all the families, friends and staff that participated in this month’s Wacky Wallet Wednesday! We haven’t received the totals just yet, but we’ve spoken to each location and they said they had a lot of Wacky Wallet participants! As soon as we have the totals we will update everyone! Our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday is March 20th, so mark your calendars! If there are any restaurants that you would like to see, please let us know.

We also collected the Box Tops from the classes – and WOW!! They will be counted Monday and we will let the all classes know. We thank you so much! We will also be sure to announce that in the next Charter Chatter.

There won’t be any more Box Tops contests this school year, but keep clipping and saving those Box Tops for September’s National Box Tops Week!

Save the date – Friday, June 14th is our next Family Movie Night in the gym (movie to be determined)! Concessions will be available for purchase. We will be raffling off some great baskets again, as well as a 50/50 raffle!

Just a reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly.

Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school:

www.smile.amazon.com and select Tracy Learning Center (now available on mobile devices)

www.officedepot.com will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase)

Our next meeting is Monday, March 18th at 6:30 in P2, hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Thank you to all those that came out to the Mother Son Masquerade Ball! Pictures will be sent home in next week’s Friday folders.

TK

This week, our TK students learned all about scientists and the tools that they use. First, TK was joined by a special visitor, Sam the Scientist, who taught the children that scientists work hard to study the world around them. They are smart, curious individuals who ask a lot of questions – much like our very own TK students!

We rehearsed some of the same skills that scientists use by making observations, generating different hypotheses, and by testing and experimenting all week long, with the use of magnets, a scale, a set of magnifying glasses, various measurement tools, plus ramps and balls. We made many unique discoveries about the world around us!

Initial Phase

Ask your student: how many days are there in a week? How many months are there in a year?

We are so excited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday next week! We will be reading some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books throughout the week. On Friday we will have a pajama day to celebrate! Students can wear their pajamas to school. Please be sure to wear regular tennis shoes- no slippers. Teachers have planned so many fun activities for Friday! Since we will be having fun Seuss themed centers on Friday we will be doing all sight word and spelling tests on THURSDAY. We can’t wait to share pictures on our classroom instagram of all the fun we will be having next week!

Phase One

The Phase One classes had their AR parties this week for those students who met their AR goals. Our next AR goal period started on Monday and these goals are due March 29th. Make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes every night at home. Did you know that the books they read at home, they can take quizzes on, as long as they are AR? So make sure you check their books!

Second trimester is coming to a close and it is almost conference time. In your child’s red folder this Monday there will be a sign up sheet for conferences. We ask that you select your top three times and we will try our best to accommodate everyone. We also ask that you sign up with either your child’s LA or math teacher.

Next Friday our school will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by wearing pajamas. There is a note with more details in your child’s green folder today.

Phase Two:

Did you know our students have an amazing art teacher named Ms. L? She is currently teaching our 3rd and 4th graders about the art of Salvador Dali. This year they’ve learned about many different styles of artwork and different artists. Thank you to everyone who donated magazines for this upcoming project! Here is a peek at some of our phase 2 artwork.


Discovery Middle School 5/6


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Friday, March 1st: Lifelong Learner Career SWO: All students should have 4 of the 4 required research components completed. There were 8 choices to select from on the guidelines paper.

 

March 9th. 5/6 Science Olympiad

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Social Studies Update:
On Tuesday, Feb 19th, DCS welcomed Mr. Ricotta who joined our team as our new and permanent Social Studies teacher in ⅚. Mr. Ricotta has 10 years of teaching experience and has wowed the kids already with not only his Social Studies knowledge, but his ability to speak fluent Korean. If you need to contact Mr. Ricotta, his e-mail address is: mricotta@tracylc.net

Science with Ms. Diaz: Dear TLC parents and guardians, 5/6th grade science now has its very own science blog website. Come check it out to read the great blog posts covering various scientific topics that students have written for your learning and enjoyment. Get ready to be entertained and amazed!
Website: https://tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com

 

 

LA with Ms.Christensen
Last week in LA the students learned about theme in stories. They brainstormed what themes were in our current novel. We also completed our novel. In writing, students started working on their own mystery story. We also did an overview of four different types of poetry and focused in on lyrical poetry. In Humanities, the students learned about the members in the Beatles music group and created an infographic about their group’s member.
This week, we were preparing for our final exam. The students loved playing Quizlet live. Humanities we finished posters on members of the Beatles. In writing, we worked on our mystery story and peer edited.

 

 

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert- only students who are currently in Choir for trimester 2 will be participating. The concert will take place in our TLC gym on Wednesday, Feb.27th. The show will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

 

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Scholastic and Honors took their final for Freedom Riders and finished up writing an alternate ending to the book. They will begin reading their next book Shooting the Moon. This book delves into military life and Vietnam. Scholastic will be turning in their Book Club Book Trailers. Check them out on www.rodieckla.weebly.com.

Varsity is continuing to read Freedom Riders and will have their final in the next few weeks. They learned about Presidents of the 60’s and wrote an essay about them.

All three classes will have a unit test about music from the early 60’s and will go back to art with a focus on Pop Art.

Ms. Rodieck’s Scholastic class will be performing at the Choir Concert Wednesday, February 27th. Come check it out.

 

 

Speech and Debate Shout Outs:


Ms. Pelaez and Ms. T joined in on the Speech and Debate fun this past Saturday and did some judging. We both are so proud of all of our TLC kids 5th-MHS! We do want to give a special congrats to our very own ⅚ students who placed this weekend- you guys rock!

Sydney Saylors, 8th, Novice Impromptu

Kaeden Springer, 4th, Novice Expository

Chelby Johnson, 3rd, Novice Impromptu

Patrick Bouckaert, 5th, Novice Expository

 

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

February 28 (Thursday) 2nd Trimester SWO Final Draft is due

February 28 community service hours

March 6 This is the last day of the 2nd Trimester

March 2nd.7/8 Science Olympiad

 

 

Language Arts:

With Mrs. Cerezo:

This was a quick week, but as per usual, we managed to learn a lot of great new ideas! Each class finished reading our last play for the year, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Classes have been challenged to channel the inner thoughts and ideas of iconic Ros and Guil to analyze the play and determine its larger meaning.

Classes also continued to work on their language and mechanics skills by using our new online program, NoRedInk. This is an interactive program that allows students to hone their mechanical and technical language skills. Students are enjoying the challenge.

Final drafts are due Feb. 28th along with ALL (20) community service hours.

Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

Please remember that 2nd trimester SWO is due on Thursday February 28th. Late papers will not be accepted!

However, SWOs that are not completed will need to be made up and they do count as a letter grade.

8th grade students need to remember that not completing all of the SWO’s will result in the loss of the ability to participate in all promotion activities, such as Promotion, Cosmic Bowling, and Great America.

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- Doing review of unit -6-1 to 6-5 for unit test.
Honors- Started unit-7, Completed 7-1 Rigid motion in a plane, 7-2 reflections, 7-3 rotation, 7-4 translation and vectors, doing Glide reflections and compositions.
Scholastic- Completed unit-5. Now doing review of unit-5

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

5/6 Science Olympiad will be on March 9th.
7/8 Science Olympiad will be on March 2nd.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students were introduced to the constitution and the three parts it it broken into: the Preamble, the Articles, and the Bill of Rights. They began to read the preamble and will memorize it in the following weeks.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week technology is finishing their lesson on Engineering and taking an engineering vocabulary quiz!

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.


 

 

Millennium High School

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show – Thank you

On behalf of the Tracy Learning Center, we would like to thank all of the participants and their families, and thank you to all those that came to the show in support of our talented students!

If you want to showcase your talent, we encourage everyone to try out next year.

Decision Medicine

Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you. Applicants must be 16 years old by the start of the program (July 15, 2019). Apply online February 1, 2019 – March 1, 2019. www.decisionmedicine.com

· Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

· Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

· Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

· Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading • Math • Algebra I&2 • Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

Delta Dream Conference Save the Date 8:30am-2:00pm. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theatre

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

Join us at SJDC to learn more, please see the following link for event flyer:

file:///C:/Users/TLC%20Teacher/Desktop/2019%20Dreamers%20Conference.pdf

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

The Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services Department is excited to announce our annual Cash 4 College Workshop on Wednesday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm!

Students and their parents can drop-in anytime between 12:00pm – 6:00pm. We will have our entire Financial Aid Staff on site to guide students through completing their 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, and answer any questions they may have regarding financial aid. We will also have free food and prizes!! Please help spread the word to students regarding this wonderful opportunity to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd. The event will be in the Eservices Lab on the first floor of the DeRicco Building.

Please see the following link for event flyer:

https://docushare.deltacollege.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-206365/Cash%20for%20College%20Flyer%2019-20_Spring.pdf

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community. Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Summer Delta College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting for students on Monday, February 25th at 12:15 in Mr. Hunt and Mr. Singh’s room 204. If students are interested in taking summer classes at Delta College, they must attend this meeting! There will be an application workshop on Friday 3/1 at 12:00 in Room 204 so students can complete the next step in this process with help. Students should bring their SSN! Seniors applying/reapplying to Delta should also attend the application workshop and must sign up in the Counseling Office.

FAFSA Workshop

The Counseling Office hosted a drop-in FAFSA workshop on Thursday and assisted nine 12th grade students’ families in submitting their FAFSA before the upcoming March 2nd deadline. Completing this free online application on time during senior year is so important in order to be considered for college financial aid including grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

TLC Talent Show – TONIGHT @ The Grand Theater

 

Just a reminder that tonight, Wed Feb 20th is our TLC‘s Got Talent show at the Tracy Grand Theatre – Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 6:30pm. We have a huge number of student participants and this just may be our best year yet!

Tickets are $9 each and are on sale now in the counseling office, the main office, online at www.atthegrand.org and the box office.
Hope to see you all there to support this schoolwide community event!

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TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

February 15, 2019 Vol 25

California School Parent Survey, 2018-2019

TLC needs your help! We have launched an online survey to learn more about your opinions of PCS, DCS, and MHS. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

· This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

· All questions apply to this school only.

· The results are for the use of TLC. The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the Tracy Learning Center.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey.

Access the survey using the following URL’s:

School

URL

Discovery Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/HJ667MQ

Millennium Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/MD474NE

Primary Charter

surveys.wested.org/csps/XH479YD

Enrollment

February is the time to apply for all incoming Transitional Kindergartners (TK) and Kindergartners for the 2019-2020 school year. All TK students must have a birthday between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 to apply and all Kindergartners that apply must be 5 before September 2, 2019. All applications must be turned in from February 1 thru February 28, 2019 to be included in the lottery. Current students’ siblings must also apply.

Next Holiday

Monday, Feb. 18 2019 is a school holiday.

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Feb. 18 – Feb. 22

THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS WEEK

Mon. – Holiday

Tues- Pizza

Wed- Nachos

Thurs – Taquitos

Fri –Beef Hamburger

TK

This week, TK learned about two very important presidents in our history: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

We learned that George Washington was the very first president of the United States. The Father of our Country can be observed on both the dollar bill and on the quarter. The Washington Monument was constructed in his honor.

We also learned that Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president, and significant for his role in the Civil War. Honest Abe can be observed on the penny and on the five dollar bill.

The students and teachers in TK also began a new competition this week; we are working to memorize all 45 presidents, in order, with the help of a 45 presidents song. The winner will earn 45 cents to spend in the Student Store and will earn the coveted Gold Mickey Necklace! We are all working VERY hard!

Initial Phase

We have a lot going on throughout the rest of the month! Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! Students can bring in valentine cards/goodies. We ask that you send 66 of the same valentine with the “to” section left blank. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by doing fun valentine themed centers such as valentine bingo, candy heart graphing, valentine STEM challenges, and passing out valentines.

We are still in need of Brach’s individually boxed conversation hearts. We will be using the candy to do a graphing activity. We want each student to have their own box. All donations are very appreciated!

 

Phase One

This students in Phase One have continued writing personal narratives and they are doing a wonderful job! In Science we continued learning about space. This week the classes learned more about the moon and introduced the Sun. The classes learned about how the Sun creates shadows and a did an experiment using flashlights. Ask your student about this! Don’t forget to continue helping your child with their nightly moon observations.

Phase One also celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday and the fun lasted all day! Students decorated bags, passed out their treats, did a fun Valentine’s Day experiment, sorted and graphed Conversation Hearts and made a Valentine’s Day craft.

AR goals were due today! The classrooms will all have their AR party for those students who met their goal next week.

Phase Two:

This week our 3rd and 4th graders learned about forces and motion. We discussed Newton’s Laws of Motion and learned new vocabulary words such as friction and gravity. Did you know YouTube Kids has some great videos on Newton’s Laws of Motion? They are simple, kid-friendly and age appropriate. Check them out!

Our 4th grade leadership students are working on a “Valentines for Veterans” project. PCS students are working on creating special cards for local veterans to be delivered next week.

Reminder that Phase 2 AR goals are due on February 15th. Students who meet their AR goals will get a special treat!

Here is a peek at some our our Phase 2 hallway projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Discovery Middle School 5/6


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Friday, Feb. 15th: Ms. T and Mrs. Zuniga mailed out all college personal statements for students. We can’t wait to hear back from them!
Monday, Feb. 18th: No School in observance of President’s Day

Friday, March 1st: Lifelong Learner Career SWO: All students should have 4 of the 4 required research components completed. There were 8 choices to select from on the guidelines paper.

Social Studies Update:
On Tuesday, March 19th, DCS will welcome Mr. Ricotta who will be joining our team as our new and permanent Social Studies teacher in ⅚.

 

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

 

Science with Ms. Diaz: Dear TLC parents and guardians, 5/6th grade science now has its very own science blog website. Come check it out to read the great blog posts covering various scientific topics that students have written for your learning and enjoyment. Get ready to be entertained and amazed!
Website: https://tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com

 

LA with Ms.Christensen
This week in LA the students learned about theme in stories. They brainstormed what themes were in our current novel. We also completed our novel. In writing, students started working on their own mystery story. We also did an overview of four different types of poetry and focused in on lyrical poetry. In Humanities, the students learned about the members in the Beatles music group and created an infographic about their group’s member.

 

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

 

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Varsity: Our class is practicing operations of decimals. Practicing at home is crucial, students use decimals in their everyday lives. Money is a great way to help your child practice operations of decimals. Students will had a quiz today (Friday) on adding subtracting and multiplying decimals.

Scholastic: Unit 2 is under our belt and integers is now our focus. Students put their knowledge to the test this week with integer war. This game can be played at home parents, all you need is a deck of playing cards and your child. There was a quiz today (Friday) on operations of integers.

Honors: Multistep equations has been our focus for the past week. Our class needs to grasp the concept to help them understand our concept of substitution that begins next week. There was also a quiz today (Friday) on equations and expressions.

 

 

Speech and Debate Shout Outs:


Ms. Pelaez and Ms. T joined in on the Speech and Debate fun this past Saturday and did some judging. We both are so proud of all of our TLC kids 5th-MHS! We do want to give a special congrats to our very own ⅚ students who placed this weekend- you guys rock!

Sydney Saylors, 8th, Novice Impromptu

Kaeden Springer, 4th, Novice Expository

Chelby Johnson, 3rd, Novice Impromptu

Patrick Bouckaert, 5th, Novice Expository

 

DCS 7- 8

 

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

February 18 (Monday) there is no school.

February 28 community service hours and Final Drafts for SWO are due to Language Arts Teachers

Language Arts:

With Mrs. Cerezo:

This week each class began work with a brand new resource, NoRedInk. This is a great tool for students to use both at home and in class. It helps students to strengthen their grammar and language skills. It is great practice!

 

Students also turned in their first draft of their SWO projects. Remember, if students score a 70/100 or above they do not need to complete a second draft. However, if they score less than 70 they will need to complete a second draft.

 

Final drafts are due Feb. 28th along with ALL (20) community service hours.

 

Classes plan to finish up our second play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead this week or early next week.

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

Happy February,
Please remember: we will have a normal school day on Monday, February 11, 2019 and we will celebrate Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019

Math:

With Mr. Singh

All classes took the Davis Test for the second time this week.

 

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 7/8 Science started the Plant Life unit which involves a “Plant Growth and Development” lab. During this lab, students will be responsible for tracking the growth of a plant from seed to sprout, and then eventually, we will be attempting to transplant the project plants to bigger containers. Students have been incredibly enthusiastic about this project, and I am so excited to see them care for their plants over the course of the year.

5/6 Science Olympiad will be on March 9th.


7/8 Science Olympiad will be on March 2nd.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

After completing their American Revolution Vocabulary test on Monday, students began reading about the Articles of Confederation. Despite the enthusiasm of the colonists in finally getting their own country, their first form of government failed as the founding fathers realized that a strong central government was needed if they wanted their country to be successful. Students read a quick overview of the success and failures of the Articles and held a discussion after analyzing video clips that went into more depth.

Verbal Expression with Ms. Dane

After completing their American Revolution Vocabulary test on Monday, students began reading about the Articles of Confederation. Despite the enthusiasm of the colonists in finally getting their own country, their first form of government failed as the founding fathers realized that a strong central government was needed if they wanted their country to be successful. Students read a quick overview of the success and failures of the Articles and held a discussion after analyzing video clips that went into more depth.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology is being introduced to engineering and coding.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Mr Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for their end of trimester concert. The concert will take place in our gym. It will start at 630pm. Admission is free. Be sure to come out to show your support.

Physical Education:

The DCS Students are really enjoying our New “Drumfit Unit” in PE!!!!!

 


 

Millennium High School

**CONGRATULATIONS TO BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER AND GIRLS BASKETBALL FOR ADVANCING TO THE POSTSEASON!!

On Tuesday 2/12, Lady Falcons Soccer heads out to Mariposa for the 1st round of Division VI playoffs! Game begins at 5pm: 5074 Old Highway North, Mariposa, CA

Also on February 12th, Falcons Soccer (boys) will kick-off at 6pm for their DVI home match-up vs Mariposa. Their game will be played at West High. Admission is $6 adults, $4 students. Come out and support!!

 

Lady Falcons Basketball joins the 1st round games on February 12th. Their brackets will be released this Saturday at around 4pm… Stay tuned!

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show – February 20, 2019 – Tickets on sale now!

Tickets to the TLC’s Got Talent Show are now on sale, please see the following link to purchase tickets: https://atthegrand.org/events/tlcs-got-talent-8th-annual/

 

 

Decision Medicine

Join Decision Medicine this summer and explore the exciting world of medicine. Our program is designed to introduce you to a possible career path that you may have thought was unavailable to you. Applicants must be 16 years old by the start of the program (July 15, 2019). Apply online February 1, 2019 – March 1, 2019. www.decisionmedicine.com

 

· Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

· Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

· Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

· Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

· Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

 

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading • Math • Algebra I&2 • Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

 

 

 

 

 

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

Delta Dream Conference Save the Date 8:30am-2:00pm. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theatre

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

Join us at SJDC to learn more, please see the following link for event flyer:

file:///C:/Users/TLC%20Teacher/Desktop/2019%20Dreamers%20Conference.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

The Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services Department is excited to announce our annual Cash 4 College Workshop on Wednesday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm!

 

Students and their parents can drop-in anytime between 12:00pm – 6:00pm. We will have our entire Financial Aid Staff on site to guide students through completing their 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, and answer any questions they may have regarding financial aid. We will also have free food and prizes!! Please help spread the word to students regarding this wonderful opportunity to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd. The event will be in the Eservices Lab on the first floor of the DeRicco Building.

Please see the following link for event flyer:

https://docushare.deltacollege.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-206365/Cash%20for%20College%20Flyer%2019-20_Spring.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

The City of Tracy is currently accepting applications from teens and adults interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). The Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the Recreation Division – Youth & Teen Services staff, the Parks and Community Services Commission, the City Council and other community groups on matters relating to youth in Tracy.

 

Members of YAC recommend and assist in the planning and implementation of youth programs and events and host forums on health, safety and recreation. Adult Commissioners will work with teens from all Tracy high schools, as well as City leaders and staff, to implement programs that positively impact the youth of our community. Adult Commissioners will also mentor the teens as they work with them on subcommittees and special projects. Both adult and teen commissioners attend monthly and scheduled meetings.

 

Youth Advisory Commission meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Tracy City Hall, Room 203.

 

Teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and attending high school in Tracy, as well as adults that live in Tracy, are welcome to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Tracy City Hall, located at 333 Civic Center Plaza, or by visiting www.cityoftracy.org and clicking on the Elected Officials & Policy link.

 

The YAC application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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.

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!

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

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 UC 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.


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.

 

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.

Crab Feed is TOMORROW!!

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Last call for desserts and or ticket purchases.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and thank you for supporting the students of TLC.

 

 

 

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

Tickets to the February 2, 2019 Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed are on sale now!

Tickets are $50.00 per person, or a table of eight is $400.00. Table reservations include pre-assigned seating and your name or company name prominently displayed on your table.

Use the form below to sign up for tickets or a table.  Forms are also available in the front office.  Complete the form and attach a check made out to “Tracy Learning Center”.  You may return them to the front office or classroom teachers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

crab feed ticket order form 2019 (PDF)