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

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo

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

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

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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!!!!!


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**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/

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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.

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)

Crab Feed Update!

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.

Sign up early, tables will sell quickly!  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)

 

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If you would like to donate a raffle item or dessert item for the event please call or text Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157.

You can also email Donna Baker at donna@donnabaker.com

The doors of the Portuguese Hall will open at 6:00 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour. Your delicious crab dinner served with salad, pasta and bread will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Then put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor until 12:00 a.m.

We will also have fantastic raffle baskets & a silent auction for an all-around fun filled night

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Jan. 25, 2019                                                                                                     Vol 22

Virginia Stewart

 

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Each year, the state produces a report on the accomplishments of each school.  It is called the California Dashboard. The dashboard reports on progress in Math and Language Arts, chronic absences, suspensions, and other local indicators.

The copy on this page is the dashboard for Primary Charter.  The colors are indicators of success.  The best is blue (it looks like a full gas tank) of course red is the worst! (an empty gas tank!).  The color is figured by looking at the score for the current year and checking to see if the score went up or down or stayed the same from the year before.  (Status and change).  The two scores together give the school their new color.

When looking at Primary we know that we are doing very well in Math, and need to  improve in  Language arts.  We can see that we have some students who are chronically absent.  The state marks a student as chronically absent if they are not here for 10% of the school year.  That means any student absent more than 20 days in a full year are absent more than the state expects.  We are proud of our suspension rate, we have turned to a restorative justice system that punishes less and builds more responsibility for the student.  It is working well for us.  We hope to continue to build the accountability for students more each year.

If you would like to see more detail for the dashboard, go to https://www.caschooldashboard.org/ and type in Primary Charter.  There are several, so be sure you use the drop down menu and find the one in Tracy.

Next week, we will give you an analysis of Discovery’s dashboard.

 

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 Holidays

Mon., Feb. 18, 2019 is a school holiday.

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Jan 28 – Feb. 1

Mon. –Pizza

Tues- Chicken Quesadilla

Wed- Beef Lasagna

Thurs – Sloppy Joes

Fri – Hot Dogs

MHS Sports

A big thank you to the baseball and softball coaches, parents, and student athletes that came out last Saturday for the field cleanup day. Both programs worked well together as a team to get the fields ready for game day! Falcon Pride!

 

 

TK

This week in TK, we celebrated our 100th Day of School! We completed several exciting class projects. We painted 100 gumballs in a gumball machine, revealed the contents of our Mystery Bags, enjoyed a 100-themed snack, and played Would You Rather? using scenarios that involved the number 100. Would you rather have 100 cats or 100 dogs as pets? Would you rather swim with 100 dolphins or 100 whales?

We also competed in two 100-themed competitions: we tried to build the most sturdy     towers using 100 blocks, and wrote as many words as we possibly could in 100 seconds!

 

 

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Kindergarten

This week we celebrated National School Choice Week. Thank you to all of our parents for choosing our school. We will continue to work hard every day to ensure that we are providing the best possible education experience to your children.

 

We had a short and fun week with an assembly on Wednesday! Students learned all about recycling and keeping our planet clean.

 

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, valentine cards are already out in stores! Students can bring in 66 valentine cards with the “to” section left blank. A small treat can be included with the valentine card. We will send a more detailed note home about Valentine’s Day expectations soon.

 

Phase One

 

This was a short, yet exciting, week for Phase One. The students were able to attend an assembly about recycling and taking care of our planet! They joined in for some fun singing and dancing. Ask your student what their favorite part was! They are all EcoHeros and can learn more about saving our planet at mreco.org.

The students learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why he was such an important and influential leader. The students also continued their procedural writings in Writer’s Workshop and will continue this for one more week.

In Science, the students were introduced to the properties and phases of matter. They were able to complete fun experiments to help better understand the different phases.

We hope you have a relaxing weekend and we will see you Monday!

 

Phase Two

This week our Phase 2 students continued our unit on climate and hazardous weather.  We also enjoyed a school-wide assembly, sponsored by the City of Tracy.  We learned about the importance of making small changes to save our earth.  If every PCS student picked up just one extra piece of garbage every day, that would be 2,000 pieces!  Eco Hero Lexi also discussed the impact of plastics that are not recycled and end up in our oceans, hurting our sea creature friends.  Please remind your child to make small changes and we can all make a difference!

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5th/6th

This week, DCS is celebrating National School Choice Week- “Every child deserves an effective, challenging, as well as motivating education. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders!”  We know that you have many options out there to choose from and we want to thank you for choosing TLC as the school you entrust with your children.

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A Glance Inside 5/6 Classrooms

Social Studies with Mr. Ruiz
Students started reading about the different Native American tribes in the Great Plains and Southeast regions. In the Great Plains, they learned about the Pawnee and why it was necessary for them to be living near rivers. Students also learned about the Seminole and their nomadic lifestyles. On Thursday, they participated in a review game to help prepare them for Friday’s quiz. Be on the lookout for an upcoming social studies project! Students will be asked to create their own dream catchers and will present them in their classrooms.

5/6 PE

Students are Enjoying “Week 1” of their “First Rotation” of the playing different types of “Fitness Activities” in PE for this Unit: Coach Williams’ Class is doing “Drum Fit,” Coach P.’s Class “Fitness” and Coach Easterday’s Class is doing “Ramp Shot!”  Students are being taught that there are “All Types” of “Fun things” that are considered “Fitness,”  Not just “Lifting Weights and Running on the Treadmill!” It is our goal here at DCS to teach our PE Students that “Fitness doesn’t have to be considered a chore” but should be fun, beneficial and scaleable to ones needs!!!!
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

 

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Last week we continued reading our book Freedom Riders, doing diagramming and learning comma rules.

Last week in Humanities, we wrote about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote on perseverance, listened to and annotated his I Have a Dream Speech looking for examples of figurative language, and listed to an NPR show about people that were there during the March.   Some students are researching more about MLK Jr. Life for writing assignments.  It has been so easy to incorporate this great man’s life into Humanities this week.

Honors students are reading and learning about blogging with The Giver.  Other classes have also been assigned an independent reading book.

Scholastic and Honors also have weekly homework that is based on NoRedInk.com and ReadTheory.org.  Varsity is doing their weekly computer based assignments in class Friday afternoon.

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

All classes are beginning daily warm-ups, questions are taken from homework, tests, and quizzes. This will be spiral review to keep students on top of previous concepts.

 

Varsity: Students are finishing up fractions with a fraction recipe project. They are catering for an event and will provide the theme as well as the food to serve the correct number of people. Friday they finished up fractions with a test and this week will began decimals.

 

Scholastic: Our class has been working on percent applications of discount and tax. Wednesday will begin mark-up and students love the relation to money and the real world. Parents allow students to shop with you and solve the amount of tax for your purchases or ask your students to find the best deals using their knowledge of discounts. Next week, they learned about interest relating to loans and savings.

 

Honors: Our class is ended Unit 4 last week with a unit test on Friday. This week brought about Unit 5 of Expressions and Equations. Your children will begin to create expressions or equations from verbal expressions, building on their math vocabulary.

 

LA with Ms. Christensen in D2

We have been working on an adverbs flipbook learning about the 4 different types of adverbs and how they are used in a sentence.  In Humanities, they have been learning about different music that was played in the 1960’s.  They are able to listen to music clips and movie clips with famous background music while taking notes.  We worked on critical thinking skills by using SCAMPER to reinvent a product.  They will be using this process in future projects.  The students also worked very hard to create a bulletin board representing the 1960’s for our classroom.  I am impressed by how much thought they put into their project and the work it took to bring it all together.

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7th/8th

-The Crab Feed will take place on February 2, 2019. Tickets are $50 per person! There will be lots of food, fun, and dancing!

-Science Olympiad and Academic Pentathlon practices are taking place in Ms. Dominguez room. Please email her at gdominguez@tracylc.net for additional information.

-Community Service Hours (at least 20) are due at the end of February. Be sure that your student is getting in those hours!

 

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

Classes this week spent much of the four day week reviewing. This week was a time dedicated to ensuring that we are retaining all of the information and knowledge from Week 1 to now. We practiced vocabulary from all weeks and reviewed Humanities.

 

All classes are also working on their second trimester SWO project. A research essay about a selected 60’s topic. Please be sure that they are working on this at home and that they are completing all of the requisite work by the preset deadlines. We will work on this in class, but they will also need to work on this at home.

 

The Honors class took their PSAT test on Wednesday 1/23. While students were both nervous and excited, I am certain that they have done well. Congrats Honors class for tackling this feat!

 

Ernst:

I hope everyone enjoyed their three day weekend.  We have another holiday coming up on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day.
Trimester 2 is going by quickly.  The last day for Trimester 2 is March 8, 2019.  All 7/8th grade students have received and are working on their SWO research project.  This is a large paper, written in APA format; students do have some time to work on it at school; however, time will be needed at home on this paper as well.
Please make sure to check your student’s agenda for important due dates and for possible finals and projects coming up as we near the end of Trimester 2.

 

 

 

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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/

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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

 

 

 

 

COSMOS Summer Program – Applications Due February 1, 2019

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to be mentored by renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence. In making admission decisions, we consider the following factors:

Grades, especially in math and science course

Math/science teacher recommendation

Response to one personal essay question

 

Visit https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main/ for more information.

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

· 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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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Jan. 18, 2019                                                                                                                              Vo1 21

Virginia Stewart

 

We are now entering the third week of the new year and we are amazed at how quickly everyone has settled in at our new facility. Car lines are going great and our high school students seem to be know their way around quite well. Unfortunately, we have already had two issues of vandalism in the MHS Restrooms. This was a huge disappointment and extremely upsetting that a student(s) could be this disrespectful. We have asked all students and staff to be vigilant and  anonymously  report any vandalism or property mistreatment immediately.  Students responsible for any school damage will be given immediate serious consequences. The vast majority of our students appreciate and respect this amazing new facility and it is our hope that as a collaborative team we can keep it in this great condition. We are also asking MHS Drivers to be careful of their parking. We know prime parking spots are limited but our neighbors have had their driveways partially blocked.

 

We wish you all a safe and relaxing three-day weekend and hope you all return Tuesday rested and ready for a great learning week!

 

 

Next Holidays

 

Mon., Jan.21, 2019 is a school holiday in observance of Martin Luther King Day

 

 

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 Parents Club Update

 

Happy New Year from Parents 4 TLC!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable Winter Break.  Thank you to all the parents that came out to our December Meeting, it was short yet productive.

 

Now for the fun stuff!

 

We are holding another contest for the Primary class that turns in the most Box Tops.  Last time over 3,000 Box Tops were turned in!  This school year the school has received $680.43 and our goal is $1,000.  We are sure we can meet that goal with all of your help.   The winning class will receive an Ice Cream, Donut or Pizza party of their choosing, hosted by Parents-4-TLC.  Please make sure to check expiration dates.  If you have a student in Discovery or Millennium and have Box Tops, please label the homeroom, submit to the office and I will collect them from Ms. Kay.

 

Make sure you put Wednesday, February 20th on you calendar for our next Wacky Wallet Wednesday!  We are in the process of finalizing the restaurants and will update you all shortly!!  Wacky Wallet Wednesday is an easy way to give back to the school – all you do is grab a coffee, lunch, dinner or dessert and a portion of your purchase goes to the school!

 

Just a friendly reminder, Parents 4 TLC collects and donates ALL items left in Lost & Found monthly.  Please make sure you are labeling your child’s jacket.

 

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).

Next Parents 4 TLC meeting is TUESDAY, January 22 at 6:30 in P2, hope to see you there!!

 

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Jan 21 – 25

Mon. – Holiday

Tues. – Pizza   –  THIS IS A CHANGE!

Wed- Cheese Fettuccine

Thurs – Chicken Noodle

Fri – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 

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.

Sign up early, tables will sell quickly!  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)

 

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If you would like to donate a raffle item or dessert item for the event please call or text Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157.

You can also email Donna Baker at donna@donnabaker.com

There are also advertising opportunities on our placemat. Business card size is $25.00.

The doors of the Portuguese Hall will open at 6:00 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour. Your delicious crab dinner served with salad, pasta and bread will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Then put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor until 12:00 a.m.

We will also have fantastic raffle baskets & a silent auction for an all-around fun filled night

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TK

Our TK class was very lucky to have some incredible Career Week volunteers! We learned the proper way to brush our teeth by practicing with a giant toothbrush and large set of molars. We also had the opportunity to explore the tools used by an electrician and a mechanic. Plus, a photographer taught us how to use a green screen for podcasts!

 Later in the week, a Preschool Director stopped-by with homemade play dough for each of us. Plus, we listened to the siren on a police car, and received a safety-themed coloring book from Officer Shelly. It has been a fun-filled week of learning in TK!

PCS

 

This week Primary students celebrated the 100th day of school by making and wearing some very creative shirts!  We loved all the ideas and creativity!  We also wrote about “100 Ways we would Change the World.”  We continued our unit on climate and hazardous weather, which we even got to experience firsthand this week! Please remember there is no school on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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DCS

 

We cannot believe that we have already achieved 100 days of learning in kindergarten! Time is simply going by too fast! We celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday with many fun projects! Students made a giant octopus with 100 sucker charms, a 100 super hero cape, used the digits in 100 to create a picture, and practiced skip counting to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s! It was so much fun!!! We can’t wait to see how much more growth we will see in the next 100 days!

Remember: There is no school this upcoming Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday!

 

 

 

MHS

 

The Crab Feed is just around the corner! TLC’s annual fundraiser will be February 2nd. Students interested in helping set up, serve, and tear down for community service hours should get in touch with Miss Lamanna, either in person or via blamanna@tracylc.net, for information on volunteering for set up, service, and tear down. Parents, we are also looking for donations of wine (deliver to TLC office by 2/1) and dessert (deliver to Portuguese Hall the morning of 2/2) to help with our fundraising!

 

 

We are excited to announce that Millennium Falcons Richard Smith and Kendall Harrington are the school winners for our Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club speech contest. They will now advance to the club level contest taking place next week, where they will compete against students from other high schools in Tracy for the opportunity to win scholarships from the Rotary Club at the area and state levels as they advance through this national competition. Good luck to them as they represent Millennium!

 

 

Is your student interested in touring Europe while earning college credit and making lifelong memories? Falcons Study Abroad is planning an unforgettable art history trip to Amsterdam, the Hague, and Paris in Spring of 2020. Join us for a parent information meeting Wednesday, January 23, from 6:30-7:30 in M-108 to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! If you are unable to attend, email blamanna@tracylc.net or myoung@tracylc.net for more information.

 

 

MHS and DCS students participated in a speech and debate tournament last weekend at Mountain House High School, with amazing results — there were over 350 students there, and nearly all of our students placed in the top ten in their events! See results below:

Cynthia Weiss (8), 10th place in Impromptu*

Sahejroop Sethi (8), 9th place in Impromptu*

Sydney Saylors (6), 8th place in Impromptu*

Patrick Bouckaert (6), 8th place in Expository*

Nicole Engen (11), 7th place in National Extemporaneous

Celina Lopez (11), 7th place in Oratorical Interpretation

Christian Silva (11), 7th place in Original Oratory

Kaeden Springer (5), 7th place in Expository*

Ella Delucchi (8), 7th place in Expository*

Christian Silva (11), 7th place in Congressional Debate

Anton Souza (10), 7th place in Impromptu*

Anthony Rhead (11), 6th place in Congressional Debate*

Chelby Johnson (5), 6th place in Impromptu*

Grace Bhatia (10), 5th place in Original Advocacy

Anthony Rhead (11), 5th place in Expository*

Ella Delucchi (8), 4th place in Expository*

Gianna Arganbright Jackson (11), 4th place in Original Oratory*

Shika Acolatse (11), 4th place in Thematic Interpretation

Veronica Knowlden (12), 4th place in Original Advocacy

Nicole Engen (11), 3rd place in Original Advocacy

Jaidyn Woods (8), 3rd place in Impromptu*

Lucy Lamanna (9), 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation*

Danica Knowlden (8), 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation*

Anahi Rodriguez (10), 2nd place in Impromptu*

Adrienne Delucchi (8), 2nd place in Expository*

Nicole Engen (11), 1st place in Big Questions Debate

* = novice competitor

 

The team would like to especially thank Mike Souza, Melanie Dane, Jennifer Delucchi, Dawnyel Springer, and Pat Porreca for helping us at the tournament with judging and concessions! Our final competition of the regular league season will be February 9th at Bear Creek High School. After that, our varsity competitors will advance to state and national qualifying tournaments. If you are interested in helping us out with transportation and judging, or would like to learn more about how your student can join the team next year, please contact Coach Lamanna at blamanna@tracylc.net.

 

 

The Class of 2019’s Disneyland Grad Nite will be Friday, 5/17-Saturday, 5/18.

The cost to attend is $240. This covers our Park Hopper tickets, which allow us to visit both Disney Parks, and our bus trip down to Anaheim.

We are asking for a $50 deposit from parents to reserve students’ space on the trip.

The deposit and subsequent payments may be made with cash, check, or through our online PayPal portal (email blamana@tracylc.net for the link) If you are using PayPal, please put your student’s name and “DISNEY” in the comments section of the donation, where it says, “What is this donation for?” Your donation is tax deductible, and you are free to share the link with family and friends who wish to help your student take this trip.

Please instruct donors to be sure to make it clear what student they are donating to and to use the code DISNEY. If you or they would like a letter for your files noting your tax deductible donation, they can select, “Share your mailing address with Tracy Learning Center so they can acknowledge your donation” before clicking, “Donate.” Thank you, and we look forward to taking the Class of 2019 on this very special Grad Nite trip!

 

MHS Counseling News

 

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CSF Applications

All students who want to be members of CSF in the Spring must fill out an application and turn it into the Counseling Office by Wednesday (1/23).  See Ms. Moore with questions.  Remember even current members must reapply!

 

 

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

 

Exciting Summer Opportunities for Your Students at Stanford

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Learn More About Our Summer Programs

 

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

·  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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Crab Feed Tickets are available NOW!

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.

Sign up early, tables will sell quickly!  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)

 

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If you would like to donate a raffle item or dessert item for the event please call or text Donna Baker at (209) 321-9157.

You can also email Donna Baker at donna@donnabaker.com

There are also advertising opportunities on our placemat. Business card size is $25.00.

The doors of the Portuguese Hall will open at 6:00 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour. Your delicious crab dinner served with salad, pasta and bread will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Then put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor until 12:00 a.m.

We will also have fantastic raffle baskets & a silent auction for an all-around fun filled night