TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart  

 Aug. 16, 2019

We are off to a fantastic start to the school year.  I am so pleased with the responses we are receiving from students at each level.  They are happy and are cooperating with our expectations.  They are adjusting to changes and they are settling in for a very successful year.

Last week, I had a chance to read to our Phase Two students in P1.  They told me about the grown-up changes they had after moving from Phase One and how they liked their new schedule.  I read them a book about how important our voices are.  We need to express ourselves to bring out change, to be grateful or to heal.  They gave me some very good examples of ways they could improve their world with their voices.

This week, I enjoyed seeing all of you who attended Back to School Nights for the high school and for Discovery.  We love seeing parents at those nights.  It does not matter if it is your first year or your last year in that school, we change things and there is always something new to learn.

Thank you for your great cooperation in the car lines. I know it starts out slow, but the time it takes gets shorter each day when you follow our directions.  We believe it is essential for us to protect your child with our “wrap-around approach”.  We want to be responsible in a safe and caring way from the time your child leaves you until your child is picked up at the end of the day.

We are off to a fantastic start to the school year.  I am so pleased with the responses we are receiving from students at each level.  They are happy and are cooperating with our expectations.  They are adjusting to changes and they are settling in for a very successful year.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 19 – 23        

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Bean or Bean Soft Taco

Thurs  – Beef Lasagna

Fri –Beef or Veggie Burger

 

 

New

Lunch Debts

Students in PCS or DCS who have more than negative $20 in their lunch account will be given cheese/crackers and water for lunch. Please pay these negative accounts immediately so your student will be served the posted lunch menu.

Lunch Drop Offs

Please remember to communicate to your child if you are planning on dropping off his/her lunches, we need to keep classroom calls and disruptions to a minimum. Please label anything dropped off in the office.

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

Upcoming Picture Days

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

                             

TK

This week in TK we learned all about ourselves and how to treat others.

We began our week by learning about our feelings and how to react to them.  We worked on a feelings book that stated when we felt a certain way.  Students learned all about using their manners, especially please and thank you.  The teachers and friends learned all about each with our All About Me posters we created in class.

Our friends created family trees and had a lot of fun with adding lots of apples.  During our centers, we focused on fine motor skills, such as cutting, tracing, pencil and glue holding.  Look for the awesome work in their green folders today!

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words next week!

 

Initial Phase

At Tracy Learning Center we believe that teaching focused on student needs is the most effective method for student growth and success. It is important to the teachers that our curriculum is tailored to each individual student’s learning goals. We do our best to ensure that our curriculum is always challenging without being frustrating. We are so impressed with our students and are very excited to dive further into our curriculum next week!

Don’t forget to sell raffle tickets to our cruise fundraiser! Send us an email if you need more tickets!

 

Phase One:

This week was our first full week of centers. The students and teachers are getting into the swing of the new year beautifully. The teachers continued to assess the students this week and we will begin curriculum next! In your child’s red folder this week you will find information about our technology programs we will be using this year. These programs are a great way to continue practicing the concepts taught in class at home.

               

Here we have some students enjoying some of the interactive centers we have been doing this week.

Do you know the difference between our green and red folders? Red folders are handed out every Monday and have your child’s Parent-Student Work. This is something that you can help your child with throughout the week. It will contain sight words, spelling words and the grammar focus for the week. Red folders are due every Friday. Green folders contain all your child’s work from the week and their behavior calendar. Green folders are due every Monday. When checking your child’s green folder please make sure that you completely empty it and sign their behavior calendar so that we know you have looked at it.

Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students got back to work with our math and language arts curriculum.  All of our students are working on place value in math…while it may be review for some, it is a very important foundational math concept.  A strong number sense and confidence with large numbers and their values will help your child progress in math for years to come.  Practice reading, writing, and rounding numbers at home.  We are also using the math website play.prodigygame.com in class and you can also access it at home!  

We are loving our elective classes so far!  Our 3rd and 4th graders are learning a fun game called “rhythm poison” in music.  It’s a great listening game!  They are writing numbers in Spanish class and creating cave drawings in art.  Our students are so lucky to have these daily enrichment classes!

Mr. Martin teaching rhythms in P8.P1 hard at work with cave drawings.

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 3rd: Picture Day

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

August 12th-23rd: DCS Cruise Fundraiser

Now – August 30th: Spirit Wear can be purchased at https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1173 

A Note from Mrs. Prescott:

WOW!!! What an amazing turn out we had for Back to School Night on Wednesday! I don’t know if or when we’re ever had so many DCS parents and students come to this event. Thank you parents for your support and interest in your child’s education. Teaching and raising a child takes a village, as the saying goes, and your attendance meant a lot to all of us. If you missed it because of other engagements or responsibilities, we completely understand. Look below to find some highlights of the general school information we shared.

And just like that, we’re already 2 weeks into the new school year! I walk the halls and go into classrooms seeing enthusiastic teachers and engaged students everywhere I turn. No time is being wasted. Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions for them.

And again, please feel free to contact me, Mrs. Prescott (kprescott@tracylc.net), if you have any additional questions. I’m always here to help!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Note for all classes: Parents if you would like to know what your children are working on each day or if there are any tests or quizzes coming up please refer to the math calendar in their binders. Test and quiz dates will be written on that calendar as soon as dates are set for each test or quiz.

Varsity: Our class has finished up comparing and ordering whole numbers. We will now be learning to round whole numbers before we begin reviewing for our first quiz on Tuesday.

Scholastic: Our class has finished rounding decimal numbers then we will begin to add and subtract decimal numbers. Our first quiz will be coming soon and I will send out that info with students as soon as a date is set.

Honors: Our class has finished up their first quiz of Unit 1. We will continue through the unit moving onto exponents then squares and cubes.

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

We finished week 2!! – This week we started getting into the curriculum.  Students in all three classes had their first weekly quiz and homework assignments.  Varsity does their work in reinforcement lab.  If you would like to do work at home, they have a book club book to read and spelling words to study.  We also started reading Love That Dog.  In writing, we closely read articles about pet ownership and wrote summaries of the articles.  

Next week, we will start learning music theory in Humanities.  We will be learning terms used in music theory so we have a common vocabulary for listening to and talking about Musical Pieces as related to the Pentathlon theme Health and Wellness.

We will also write our first essay – an expository piece about pet ownership.  We will continue reading our novel, weekly spelling and vocabulary, and grammar basics.  

Social Studies with Mr. Bird & Mr. McCarthy

This week our Falcon historians are developing their map skills. They learned how to identify the different parts of a map, identify cardinal directions, as well as understand how to read the map grid and measuring scale. We applied our map skills by using a map from Fortnite, a popular video game, to identify various locations (see pictures below).

Next week we will begin our unit on prehistory and early humans. We are doing a cave-like simulation for one of our activities next week. Students will be asked to bring in a flashlight from home. Please do not go out and purchase flashlights if you do not have one.

 

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Happy 2nd week of school future scientists! It has been a great week so far, with us asking questions such as “what is science?” and “what is data?”. In groups, we did a brainstorming activity and then presented our thoughts and opinions to the class. We also practiced some lab skills, taking measurements of length and the volume of liquids using metric units. Now we are experts at adeptly transferring liquids from one container to another with a high degree of precision. We also completed our first lab activity, investigating “how do you know when you have enough data?” by calculating the proportions of different skittle colors in a bag as groups and then comparing them within the class. This enabled us to learn to collect and record data like good scientists. We will ultimately use this data to create a bar graph to show information and give comparisons.

Next week….get ready for forces and motion!

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Saturday, September 21st– Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org
  • This is a great event that I attended as a 6th grader, and for a small fee, you get workshops, lunch, a t-shirt and SWAG. If interested, register asap as spaces are limited
  • Mission to Mars DCS science trip, April 13-16, 2020. Come attend the parent info night if you are interested in your child joining. The meeting is at 6pm, Thursday, August 22nd in room D5 of the DCS building. I will go over trip information and the trip coordinator will be available via Skype to help answer any questions.

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Art with Ms. Losen:

This week in Art class we learned about Van Gogh and created our own versions of Starry Night, using a layer of glue first for texture and then going over that layer with oil pastels. We discussed Van Gogh’s life and contributions to art and spent time contemplating the trend of famous artists being unrecognized during their lifetime as well as the role self-doubt plays in creative success.

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

Math with Mr. Dhillon

varsity :- doing unit 1 ,finished with lesson 1 place value , lesson 2 place value in decimals and lesson 3 power of 10 and will start with lesson 4 compare and order

scholastic :- doing unit 1, review for algebra basics finished till evaluating expressions and doing review for quiz 2 and doing combining like terms

honours :- finished unit 1 geometry basics will do constructions review for quiz 3 and unit test 1

Math with Mrs. Rapp

Picture of my proud home room with all their certificates on Tuesday

Back to School Night

This Wednesday 7th and 8th grade had their Back to School Night event! We had a great turnout from both parents and students! (Pictured below: PE staff giving their presentation)

Nest Certificates and Top Nest Earners:

(Pictured below: Top 5 Nest earners for Week 1)

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

This week students worked hard on developing their writing. I met with each student to conference with them about their introduction paragraphs. As a pair we read their work and discussed possible improvements they could make for their next written assignment.

During our Creative Teaching Day this week each class played Literary Device Bingo to practice their understanding of literary elements such as personification, simile, plot, and more.

Each class will have their second test of the year on Friday.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

        This week in Language Arts, we are focusing on our essay introduction revisions. Conferences will be one on one with my advice to revise and edit their introductions, this will be held Wednesday, August 14th.

        For our creative teaching day, Tuesday the 13th, we played literary device Bingo and “I have, who has” which helps build their literary vocabulary. In all classes they will be presenting their Soundbites, a summary of a news article that they have read in class.

In Honors, we have only just began reading and we are focusing on the plot and the conflict. In Scholastic, the students have started to identify the rising action of the plot and are making connections and predictions of what they believe might happen. In Varsity, they have started to identify the plot and different types of figure of speech.

        Students will have a test on Friday, focusing on the vocab and the literary devices that we have reviewed throughout the week. The test will also include questions about Fever 1793 which we have continued to read in class.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Students started the week by finishing their presentations on the medical traditions for Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India. Students analyzed their different traditions and grouped them based off of natural and divine. To help connect the ancient world with our modern world, students were given one of eight parts of the Hippocratic Oath. With their two or three group members, they discussed the meaning of their part and rewrote it in their own words, simplifying the complex version that current doctors learned during medical school! Students wrote the new, simpler version on poster paper and stapled them to our classroom walls. Each student walked around the room, writing down the rest of the parts in their notebook. With this activity, students learned how the ancient Greeks did not believe in cutting open the body to diagnose ailments, but that learning about the patient as a whole through observations and questioning was the key to solving any ailment.

A Note from Mrs. King (Math Supervisor)

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year. My name is Leslie King and I am the Math Supervisor for DCS and MHS.

This is an exciting year for math in both schools. We are rolling out all-new math curriculums.  It is our goal to have a consistent curriculum in all classes with the same titles.  The geometry taught at DCS is the same geometry taught at MHS. Our goal is to be guaranteed that any student who completes and passes a class with 78% will be ready to take on the challenges of the next level.

In the past, classes have not completed curriculum because there was too much time spent remediating what should have been learned the year before.  This was true not just for Millennium, but Discovery as well.  If a student does not have the foundations needed to build a solid math career, then they will fail. We are hoping to correct that starting this year.

At DCS we have the multi-age classroom.  This allows a student to see an entire year’s worth of a course and maybe not master everything.  No worries, they always have the second year.  Parents should not expect every child to move to the next level of math every year.  They will move when they have mastered what they need to be successful at the next level.

At both DCS and MHS, we are requiring all students to have a math binder. This holds both the teachers and the students accountable for work before and after it is graded and returned. At DCS we have a grade graph as the first page of the binder.  All scored work for a unit will be placed on the graph.  This is an up to date visual of how the student is doing. The “grade” lines and the passing line are drawn on the graph to illustrate to students and parents how the student is doing. There will be periodic binder checks to make sure students are keeping their notes and work as required.

At the end of each unit, the teacher will be collecting the students’ grade graphs, notes, and unit test.  These will be kept in a folder for each student.  When the time comes for the Final, the notes and tests will be returned to the students to use as study guides for the final exam.  All this in hopes to make them more successful!

I am looking forward to a very productive year.  I feel we have the staff to accomplish this task. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lking@tracylc.net. I am not on campus full time, but I will get back to you as soon as possible if I receive and correspondence.

Thank you.  Have a wonderful year!

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

Music exploration is off to a great start. It has been a pleasure getting to know new students and getting reacquainted with returning students. We started off the trimester with a musical me presentation, students also created a beat on GarageBand and then wrote a rap to perform to their beats. This is going to be great semester!

Spanish with Mrs. Polo

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in Art class we learned about Van Gogh and created our own versions of Starry Night, using a layer of glue first for texture and then going over that layer with oil pastels. We discussed Van Gogh’s life and contributions to art and spent time contemplating the trend of famous artists being unrecognized during their lifetime as well as the role self-doubt plays in creative success.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week in 7/8 Science, students will have their very first Google Classroom Quiz. For Honors and Scholastic, this quiz will be completed on their own at home. Students will receive a study guide in class on Friday, and we will review that together while students are given time in class to fill in the guide with the information they will need for the quiz. Varsity will complete the quiz during class time on Friday with assistance from the learning guides and me.

PLEASE NOTE: Next week, we will start discussing this year’s Academic Pentathlon topic of Health and Wellness: The Science and Biology of Cancer. I understand from my own personal experiences that this topic can be very difficult and complicated for students of this age group. If there are any reservations regarding your student’s exposure to this content, please feel free to contact me via email at gdominguez@tracylc.net.


Millennium High School

A big thank you this week goes out to our students for being so prompt and attentive during our picture day. The staff at Lifetouch had some wonderful compliments with regards to our students.  That means a lot and you should all be very proud.  Also, thank you to all the parents who attended Back to School Night.  We had a wonderful time speaking with you and look forward to being part of a team that will make this year a great success!

MHS English         Charter Chatter

English I

Our Freshmen are finding out how things work in high school. We have started the year strong with grammar, non fiction articles, and beginning our first novel Orphan Train.  Students already have their first Language Arts quiz under their belts as well as their first essay assignment.  We will continue to work on writing beginning with introductory paragraphs.

English I is a big transition for students- they have 7 classes with 7 individual teachers which can seem overwhelming at first.  This year, students seem to have taken to the new schedule and responsibilities remarkably well and it is shaping up to be a  fantastic year!

English Two– English Two is rolling right along!  This week we’ve taken a Diagramming Assessment, started our diagramming work. and continue to work on the non-fiction article we started last week, “Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live The Part”.  The students enjoy learning about Afghanistan and are making observations and predicting what impact the history of the country will have on our characters in the novel, “The Kite Runner”.  We are also working on writing Introductions and are learning a lot about writing through peer review.

English Three–  English Three hasn’t missed a step!  We are reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and analyzing Steinbeck’s use of the natural world at the beginning of each chapter.  We are examining the themes of Loyalty, Friendship, and Discrimination throughout the novel and identifying how these themes are prevalent in today’s literature as well.  We are working on Expository Essays and integrating citations into our essay.

The Senior class has embarked upon the most important year of their lives. It has been a great start, and they have set an outstanding example for all MHS students. From the way they line up at Unity, to the standards they set in the classroom, we expect these seniors to make us proud all year long. In English class, we have begun reading The Things they Carried, a book that explores both the tangible and intangible weight that American soldiers struggled with then and continue to struggle with today. The high school has renewed their focus on producing strong rhetorical writers, who communicate on the page just as well as they do in person at the front of the class. At MHS, we strive to prepare our students for their future, and the English department has their eye on the metaphorical prize.  

Delta College classes for Fall semester will be starting soon! All students who were approved for College Early Start for Fall should have registered during the month of July. Classes begin the week of August 26th. If your student needs help with their Delta College schedule, please have them speak with Mr. Gomar in the counseling office.

                                                       

Senior Class of 2020 – Welcome to the final year of high school! An information packet will be mailed at the end of the month to all parents/guardians of 12th grade students regarding important dates, deadlines, activities, college information. We encourage all parents to add themselves to the MHS Class of 2020 remind app using code: ad2378 – this will solely be the remind for the MHS Counseling Office.

Athletics

Football, Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are well underway as teams begin to finalize their rosters!  Stay tuned for weekly game updates.  Saturday, 8/17, football will have their first scrimmage out at Big Valley Christian in Modesto with all of our CCAA teams.

Girls volleyball will have their first scrimmage on 8/22 out at Mountain House.  

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Millennium High School – Homework Support

Homework support has returned for Millennium High School students who need help with their homework. Please see below for the current schedule.

Millennium High School – Tutors Needed

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, please visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

DCS and MHS Back to School Nights

Discovery 5th – 8th Grade Back to School Night is Tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/14
Please join us in the gym on Wednesday for an introduction and important information about our school, then head upstairs to our classrooms for information about this year’s subject matter.
  • 5/6 back to school night begins at 5pm
  • 7/8 begins at 630pm
High School Picture Day is Tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/14
Students who do NOT have a 1st period class must arrive at school at their usual start time, if not earlier.  These students are to go to the gym between 8:00-11:00 to have their picture taken.
Seniors MUST have their picture taken tomorrow for their Student ID card.  Senior/Yearbook Photos are to be taken separately (information to be mailed home later this month).
High School Back to School Night: Thursday, 8/15 5:00-7:30pm
Parents and Guardians:  Join us in the gym at 5:00pm on Thursday for an introduction and important information about our school, then travel to designated classrooms to hear presentations from teachers about each academic department.

Welcome Back! TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter for parents and students of TLC

Virginia Stewart  

 Aug. 9, 2019

Happy School Year.  We are so pleased to have all of our students joining us for the 2019-20 school year.  New beginnings are always exciting.  We appreciate the donations you have made to classrooms.  The teachers are always pleased to receive wipes, tissues and such supplies.

But most of all, we appreciate your support and cooperation with such important things as:

                Procedures for car line

                Avoiding sending fast food, soda, or candy with lunches

                Being certain your student is on time

                Avoiding unnecessary absences

                Checking your student’s grades

                Emailing teachers if you have questions

When we work together everything goes well.

If you are considering helping us, consider a  donation to help support our schools so that we can continue to purchase more technology, playground equipment, or other big items.  This year, we purchased a tractor lawn mower so we could take care of our own landscape needs rather than a contract service.        We operate  our schools on a very tight budget but we want the best for our students, so any additional funds are always and greatly appreciated.        

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 Important Reminders

  • Follow the rules for our two  drop off and pick up car lines
  • Primary’s dismissal begins at 3:20,  If your 3rd or 4th grade student is a walker, please have a designated meeting/waiting spot.
  • Discovery is dismissed at 4:00
  • Millennium is dismissed at 4:00
  • Do not park or even stay in your car in front of someone’s driveway. We have very nice neighbors unless you block their driveway.
  • If your student is a Discovery “walker” please have your meeting point away from our school on another block to avoid all of the current traffic congestion. Please do not park and wait on Beverly or Mae.
  • If you have a PCS and or Discovery student  and a Millennium student, use the high school pick up line.

We truly appreciate your cooperation and support of our program. We realize we are a big school, with lots of traffic in a quiet neighborhood. Your cooperation allows us to have peace among ourselves and with our neighbors. We have already had several complaints of unsafe driving and drop offs and very rude behavior between our own parents towards each other.

Bottom line, STUDENT SAFETY IS OUR UTMOST CONCERN!

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 12 – 16        

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs  – Cheese Ravioli

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

Debts

Student in PCS or DCS who have more than negative $20 in their lunch account will be given cheese/crackers and water for lunch. Please pay these negative accounts immediately so your student will be served the posted lunch menu.

Lunch Drop Offs

Please  remember to communicate to your child if you are planning on dropping off his/her lunches, we need to keep classroom calls and disruptions to a minimum. Please label anything dropped off in the office.

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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

 

 

Upcoming Picture Days

MHS – Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Flyers going home Aug. 9, 2019

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

 

 

Facilities

Welcome back to a new school year! While the summer break was being enjoyed by the students, my crew was busy at the site!

This was the first break that we had the whole site after the completion of the construction. This way a challenge to accomplish everything that needed to be done in a short time. All furniture had to be moved from each area, then the floor needed to be stripped and scrubbed of its old wax. Many layers of new wax applied. There are over 65,000 sq feet of tile in all of the building at the school!!

Discovery lunch tables were pressure washed and repainted.

All of the outside of the buildings and walkways were pressure washed and windows cleaned.

I would like to thank you for having family attending the Tracy Learning Center! We hope to have a great new school year and if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

 

 

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

This week in preschool we have been very busy learning all about our new classrooms, meeting new friends, and HAVING A LOT OF FUN!  We had a blast reading NO! David by David Shannon and we had many discussions about the mistakes David made and how to fix them.

We would like to thank our preschool parents for successfully assigning their new PIN numbers and using them successfully!  

 

                             

TK

We had an incredible start to the school year together in TK!

We began our week by learning TK routines and procedures. We rehearsed such skills as: lining up, behavior at Unity, how to use silent signals, and how to wait patiently for our turn to talk.

We also participated in fun activities, like: creating a Chester Raccoon mask, a name flower pot, and a feeling craft. Be sure to check out our awesome artwork in our green folders this weekend!

We are off to a great start, and we can’t wait for more fun next week!

 

Initial Phase

WOW! It has been an amazing first week of school! The teachers are SO lucky to have such a wonderful class! We are very impressed with how well everyone has adjusted. Students are already mastering our classroom routines, procedures, and rules. Teachers can already tell that this is going to be a great year! We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each student this week and are looking forward to our second week together. Don’t forget to follow our instagram account to see what we are up to throughout the day!

On Monday, we will start selling raffle tickets for our upcoming PCS/DCS cruise fundraiser!

 

Phase One:

The students in Phase One had a great first week! We did a lot of fun activities to get to know our classmates and teachers. We also started assessing our students to place them into our LA and Math groups. We will continue to give more in depth assessments next week to better place our students. Our first graders are loving that they get to use the monkey bars now!

Every Friday you will receive your child’s green folder and they are due every Monday. Please make sure you are checking green folders Red folders will be sent home starting August 19th. Homework will also begin that week.

 

 

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th grade students had a great first week!  We did lots of exciting  activities to get to know our classmates and took assessments to place students into their LA and math groups.  We are impressed with how seriously our students took their learning this week and they’re eager to start learning even more!  We also welcomed our new art and music teachers this week.  We know Mr. Martin and Mrs. Harvey will love working with our PCS students.

Next week, phase 2 students will receive homework on Monday.  Please work with your child throughout the week to practice spelling words and complete all assigned homework.  Homework is due on Fridays.  

Please remember to always check the green folder for important papers!  Phase 2 students will soon be using agendas for parent communication so look for those to come home soon.

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

August 14th: (Date was changed!!!) Back-to-School Night, 5-6:15,         starting in the Gym

September 3rd: Picture Day

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

A Note from Mrs. Prescott:

I want to welcome all of our students and families to Discovery Charter School for the 2019/2020 school year. I think we’re all off to an amazing start! The teachers were all prepared and excited to meet their new students on Monday. The students came in with a mixture of excitement and nervousness but made it through the week with plenty of learning, smiles, and new friendships being made. We ended the week with our first rally hosted by Ms. Zaca and her leadership students. It was TONS of fun watching their teachers and nest leaders compete in a relay of hopscotch, football throw, cupcake eating, and flipping the cup. Now we’re ready to really kick off the new year and see just how far our DCS Falcons will soar with their learning!
Please contact me, Mrs. Prescott (
kprescott@tracylc.net), if you ever have any questions. I’m always here to help!

Ms. Polo’s Spanish class:

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Ms. Polo for both 5/6 and 7/8

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

All classes are underway with our new math curriculum lessons. I do want students to be successful and one way to help with that at home parents, is work with your students on their math facts. This will be very beneficial to them all year long and for their future math courses.

Varsity: The students have begun learning place values of numbers. They have begun to read numbers to the millions along with writing numbers in word form to the millions. Our focus has been on spelling and correct form, so please help your students at home with reading large numbers. We will begin to look at place versus value for the next lesson.

Scholastic: Students are learning place value of whole and decimal numbers. We will begin to work on expanded form after finishing writing numbers in word form.

Honors: The students are excited and moving through our first lesson on integers and absolute value with operations. Our next lesson is fractions, so parents please review with your students about fractions at home.

Thank you,

Mrs. Zuniga

Ms. Rodieck’s LA

It has been a great first week of school and I have enjoyed getting to know my new students and reconnecting with students from last year.  Thank you for sending pictures of students with their pets.  Friday, we got to see each others pets – oohing and aahing  over them.  

Next week we will begin reading our first novel Love That Dog and will get into our curriculum.  Scholastic and Honors will start having their weekly vocabulary and spelling words along with a book club book they need to be reading at home.  

I look forward to seeing you at Back-to-School night next week.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

This week in social studies, students are getting to know their classmates and teachers to help create a positive classroom environment. All social studies students are working in groups to create a poster that shows our classroom expectations. Below are pictures of students working on these posters and presenting them to the class (the group shown came up with a skit to show the class examples of our class expectation – very creative!). The social studies syllabus is due by Monday, August 12. Next week we will begin learning about geography and developing map skills.

 

PE with Coaches Penerine, Williams, and Levand:

Welcome Back!!!! 🙂 With the new school year underway, students and staff are excited about the “The New Locker Room Expectations/Procedures” that are being implemented this week (by Coach Penirian, Coach Williams and Coach Levand) as 5th/6th & 7th/8th students will be “Dressing Out” in PE clothes for the first time in 2 years, since “The Remodel” of TLC! All students must have the following in PE Class: PE Clothes, a lock, Deodorant/Baby Wipes and Athletic Shoes. More information about all of this can all be found in the PE Student Syllabus/Packet that was sent home this past Monday. Also, as a 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!

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

  • Picture Day is Sept. 3rd
  • Back to School Night is August 14th beginning at 6:30pm (meet in the gym)
  • DCS Cruise Fundraiser will begin August 12 and continue until August 23rd.

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

Welcome back students! This week we have hit the ground running with content and curriculum! Already we have begun reading our first novel, Fever 1793. 

This years’ Academic Pentathlon theme is Health and Wellness. The first novel that we are reading for this year is the Pentathlon-selected novel. It is an interesting tale of Yellow Fever and its spread throughout Philadelphia.

Each class has also received a writing assignment for the week. All classes are working on just the introduction paragraph. We are hoping that because we are starting simpler this year that students will have more time to dedicate to honing their writing skills.

This assignment is due Monday August 12th.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

        It has been a great start to the school year! In Honors, we have started our writing journey. Students have been assigned to write an introduction paragraph that focuses on their school year last year; what was their greatest success, what makes a great learner and why is it important for students to learn all subjects. In addition to writing, we have begun to read Fever 1793. Students have started to analyze the plot, beginning with the exposition of the story.

        Similarly, Varsity and Scholastic have begun Fever 1793 and are making connections with the character relationships and are learning how to define works that are unknown through context clues.

        The student’s first essay (which is just the introduction paragraph) is due on August 12th. Each student will be having a one on one conference with me on how they can revise their introductions.

        Reminder: there will be a vocab quiz and test on Friday August 9th.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Welcome back and hopefully, everyone had a wonderful summer!

After spending all of Monday going over rules and expectations, students officially started their social studies curriculum on Tuesday. All classes, Varsity, Scholastic, and Honors, went around the classroom learning about the ten oldest civilizations: Incan, Mayan, Aztec, Indus Valley, Chinese, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greek, Persian, and Roman. Students were placed into three large groups and went around the room looking for their three or four assigned civilizations. After their ten-minute timer went off, students went back to their original groups and shared with their group members the information they had collected. Students became mini-teachers as they taught their group members the necessary information about their assigned civilizations.

Scholastic and Honor’s students need to make sure to sign up for Google Classroom. They have an assignment due Monday (Hippocratic Medicine PowerPoint Notes) before they are to come to class.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson:

This week in Technology is an exciting week! The students spent their first few days working on an “All About Me” cellphone project (picture below) and are finishing their week by getting assigned to and logged in to their Chromebooks for the first time.

Next week the students are being introduced to their first unit, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying. Next Friday, August 16th the students will take their first vocabulary quiz on Unit 1.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Welcome back! Exciting news to start the year in D6, Ms.Dominguez is officially married and is now Mrs. Rapp. My new email is drapp@tracylc.net. This year in my math classes it has been a smooth and exciting start. Varsity is off to a wonderful beginning with Unit 1 ‘s topic of Whole Numbers and Decimals. This unit will help set a good foundation for what is to come in this year in Math 78. Scholastic is in the Algebra 1 curriculum, which matches the high school Algebra course. This group has been awesome with showing what they know. Last, but certainly not least there is Honors Geometry, also matching the high school curriculum. This group is superb with the amount of geometry knowledge that many of them already have from last year in 6th or 7th grade. I am excited to see what they can do throughout the year and continue to challenge them.

Spanish with Mrs. Polo

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Art with Ms. Losen

Students decorated their personal sketchbooks began their daily practice of visual journal entries and discussed in depth what art is to them. In every class, students collaborated on posters that represented their interpretations of art and voted on one poster per class to hang in the hallway.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week in 7/8 Science, we jumped right into our first unit on Matter. We started with a word search competition. Each class brainstormed all the vocabulary they could recall that was related to the topic of matter. Once we had a list of 15-20 words, students were challenged to find as many of the words as they could on a provided word search. It was very exciting to see each of the students get into the competitive aspect of the assignment, and give their full participation in the word search.

We will continue with our unit on Matter for the rest of the week to prepare for this year’s Academic Pentathlon topic of Health and Wellness, and more specifically the science of Cancer.

Physical Education:

Welcome Back!!!! 🙂 With the new school year underway, students and staff are excited about the “The New Locker Room Expectations/Procedures” that are being implemented this week (by Coach Penirian, Coach Williams and Coach Levand) as 5th/6th & 7th/8th students will be “Dressing Out” in PE clothes for the first time in 2 years, since “The Remodel” of TLC! All students must have the following in PE Class: PE Clothes, a lock, Deodorant/Baby Wipes, and Athletic Shoes. More information about all of this can all be found in the PE Student Syllabus/Packet that was sent home this past Monday. Also, as a 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!


Millennium High School

WELCOME BACK, FALCONS!

Wednesday, August 14th is MHS Picture Day.

  • Flyers for ordering pictures will go home Friday, August 9th from first period teachers.
  • Any MHS students who do not have a first period class need to get their flyers from the front office.
  • Students who do not have a first period class should go to the gym between 8 – 11am to have their pictures taken.
  • All other students will stay in their first period class until an overhead announcement has been made saying all pictures are done.
  • Seniors do need to have a picture taken, but for their ID purposes only; their senior portrait will be used in the yearbook.

 

 Mrs. U

 

Math is off to a great start in all of my classes! Pre-Algebra started at integers. Integers are brand new to some and a nice refresher for others. Algebra 1B started right at the second half of Algebra 1 in Unit 6. They are learning about monomials and operations on them. They got to have a friendly competition while practicing this past Wednesday. They were very engaged and I heard many comments about how class flew by and they were learning! In Algebra 2, we are reviewing some Algebra 1 material that is very crucial to the course. The students are exercising their brains while trying to get back into the Algebra mindset! Next week, we jump right in! The students seem eager to learn and ready to take on the year. 

 

Mr. Creasman 

 

Math is fun and so is the first week of school! This is my first official year teaching at MHS and my classes are going great so far. The culture and atmosphere of this school is a thrill to be a part of. Students in my Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1A, and Pre-Algebra classes all received a lesson and homework assignment on the first day of school. One unique addition to the daily routine in Mr. Creasman’s class is called the “Pre-Test.” This is something that has got all my students very excited so far! Every day we start off first with a warm up, some homework questions from last nights assignment, then three minutes for the Pre-Test. On your marks, get set, go! The students are allowed 3 minutes to work on one of the hardest problems that I picked out of their upcoming homework assignment. The first person, (if there is one), to get the problem right gets +20 nest points and a free perfect score on their homework! The idea is, if you can complete the hardest problem on the next day’s homework assignment in less than three minutes, (that I haven’t even taught yet), than you deserve to get out of the homework! Students are not allowed to win two days in a row. We’ll see how this “Pre-Test” develops going down the semester, but so far it’s been great!

 

Mr. Kay

 

The first week of school is in the books and the first of the Davis Tests have been completed! Algebra 1 started at with organizing the set of real numbers into subsets. Mathematical Properties are up next!  Finance Math’s is first unit is about the skills, knowledge, and experience valued by employers. Once we finish up the unit, we will move on to jobs/careers and the various ways people earn their money.  

 

Mr. Shelton

 

One week of school down and it is safe to say that we are making math fun again! Algebra 2 is getting warmed back up and reviewing their Algebra 1 concepts. It’s important for their success that they are up to speed going into Algebra 2. And it is safe to say that most of them are where they should be. They’re putting in a lot of effort to do well and it is great to see! Algebra 1 jumped right into instruction. They learned their sets of numbers as well as their properties. Your students are doing a great job of participating and being active listeners in class! It is great to see, and even more fun to teach. Last but not least Pre-Algebra is off to a great start as well. It is nice to see everyone participating and taking an interest in what we are learning. This first unit contains the building blocks for not only this class but all of the math classes they will take throughout high school! Overall I have had a week of great participation, and excited learners. If this keeps up the whole year I can tell it’s going to be a very fun year. 

 

Mr. Vaughn

 

Hello to all parents! We’ve gotten to an excellent start in our first week of school! We’ve jumped into an introduction to the real number system and a review of key Algebra concepts in our Algebra 1A and 1B classes, and we’re going to kick it into high gear in the coming weeks. It is truly amazing to see the effort and hard work my students have put in during the first week, and I’m honored and very pleased to have the opportunity to teach them for an entire year! All of my Geometry classes have hit the ground running and we’ve moved quickly from the basics of planes and line segments into some applications of those ideas to calculate distances. We’ve also begun discussing some of the logical thought processes behind proofs, which is important to do from the beginning because of confidence issues that students sometimes face with proofs in particular. I am definitely looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish this year!

 

Mr. Tariku

Great first week of school! I am teaching Precalculus and Geometry this year.  We are doing Rule of Four in Precalculus. It helps students with representing their work in a variety of ways and helps them with connections across concepts and topics. In Geometry, we are working on fundamental skills and looking forward to logic and proof. Homework 1 and 2 are in the books for both classes and we have our 1st assessments on monday.  

 

Mrs. Griffin

This week was a very good week! I think that we set a pretty impressive tone for both our staff and our students. In Calculus class, we did a lot of review of previously learned material and both classes realized and appreciated the review time that we spent going over those concepts. When we are done reviewing we will start working with limits! My computer science class starts the year with keyboarding lessons and learning how to type properly so that when they start programming, they can be more efficient when writing lines of code in Java Script and Python. My Algebra 1 class has the privilege of having both myself and Mrs. Stewart teaching them! This class will be awesome with their math skills by the end of the semester. We are off to a great start!

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Back to School Night is Thursday, August 15th

5PM – 7:30 PM

Parents are invited to come and meet our staff and learn about our excellent Falcon programs

  • Join us in the gym at 5:00 PM for a brief orientation from Mr. Saldate.
  • Take a tour and meet our department teachers in 20 minute sessions.
  • See our beautifully remodeled campus and find out about the opportunities and programs available to your student.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about what your students are doing in and out of class!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Friday is our Welcome Back/Fall Sports Kick-off Week!

Next week is a spirit week, culminating in our Fall Sports Rally, which will be Friday at 10 AM, directly after second period. Students will earn nest points and show their school spirit by dressing in the themes of the days:

  • Monday is Jersey Day,
  • Tuesday is Trend Day,
  • Wednesday is Sunglasses/Dress Up for Picture Day,
  • Thursday is Nest Color Day, and
  • Friday is Black and Gold Day for our Rally.

We look forward to seeing our Falcons show their spirit and start our year out right!

Counseling Office

It’s been a great first week of school. For many of our Freshmen, last Thursday was really their first day of high school at Falcon Flight School. We had the largest turnout of students attending!

Delta College classes for Fall semester will be starting soon! All students who were approved for College Early Start for Fall should have registered during the month of July. Classes begin the week of August 26th. If your student needs help with their Delta College schedule, please have them speak with Mr. Gomar in the counseling office.

                                                       

Senior Class of 2020 – Welcome to the final year of high school! An information packet will be mailed at the end of the month to all parents/guardians of 12th grade students regarding important dates, deadlines, activities, college information. We encourage all parents to add themselves to the MHS Class of 2020 remind app using code: ad2378 – this will solely be the remind for the MHS Counseling Office.

Athletics

Football, Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are well underway as teams begin to finalize their rosters!  Stay tuned for weekly game updates.  In the meantime, Millennium Volleyball at Texas Roadhouse on Monday and Tuesday to help the girls raise money for warm-up shirts!

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

Virginia Stewart

With just two weeks left to go in the year, I love seeing all the final projects and performances from all schools.  How far we have come in one year; amazing job to all students, staff and parents.  The PCS summer music program began this week and continues on next week with the DCS final performances.  

MHS fast track is just as it sounds, FAST!  Working with our Math teachers over these last few weeks has been a joy but I must admit, it has been intense.  I commend our teachers and our students for rising to the challenge.

I urge all of you to enjoy these last few weeks and finish strong.  Summer break is feels that bit more rewarding when you can look back and be proud of your hard work. Well done!

 

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 17 – 21          

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs  – Cheese Ravioli

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

 

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Lunch Debts

We have an extremely high number of students with outstanding negative lunch balances. We are currently sending home lunch bills with our students. Please pay these bills immediately. Students can not start the 2019/2020 school year owing lunch balances. If you have any questions regarding your student’s lunch account please call the school at (209) 290 – 0511.

 

 

 

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

 

 

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

 

 

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) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

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. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

 

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.

 

 

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TK

Our TK students had so much fun celebrating their dads this week! First, they created a Father’s Day Toolbox, which included extra-special descriptions of their dads on a: saw, drill, hammer, and tape measure. Then, each child created and decorated a picture to present to their dad at our Father’s Day Luncheon. On Friday afternoon, we were very excited to welcome our dads to enjoy lunch with us on the playard. It was a fun-filled event, and we are grateful to everyone who took the time out of their day to attend! Next on the agenda, is our Evening of Excellence; it will be next Tuesday, June 18th at 5pm. Be sure to save the date!

 

Initial Phase

Wow! P2 students did a beautiful job singing at our spring performance. Everyone shined bright and really showed off all they have learned during music class this year! We are so lucky to have Mrs. Watson and her amazing music program! What a wonderful performance!

We hope everyone received our invitation for our kindergarten awards show which will be taking place on MONDAY, June 24th. IMPORTANT: Due to limited space we will have TWO award shows. Please be sure to come to the show that you are scheduled for. NOTE: This is a different date than what was originally put on our June calendar.  If you have any questions about this or are unsure of your scheduled time please email p2@tracylc.net

Please mark down on your calendar that the last day of school is THURSDAY, June 27th and we will have an early release day. All of

 

Phase One:

Phase One did a fantastic job at their spring music performance! The students sang beautifully and looked great. Thank you to those that were able to attend.

There will be no homework these last two weeks of school. Our days will be filled with reviewing and fun-filled activities to close out our wonderful year.

Below is a list of Phase One events to remember:

-Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence

-Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day Brunch!

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30. Please make sure to make any needed accommodations for pick up that day.

 

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders are hard at work on their “Gold Rush Town” projects.  Phase 1 students will come visit our towns next week. Thank you to the parents who have donated supplies for our project.

This week our 4th graders enjoyed a visit from the Tracy Fire Department. They discussed fire safety, home escape routes and even brought the engine on Tuesday!

There are still many events coming up in the next two weeks…

  • Thursday, June 20th:  Evening of Excellence at 6:00
  • Tuesday, June 25th:  4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 and 4th grade dance (after school)
  • Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day!! (See green folders for more info)
  • Thursday, June 27th:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

June 17th-20th: SWO Interviews

June 19th: ⅚ Choir Performance

June 21: 6th Grade Breakfast & Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th: 5th-8th Awards Ceremony- invitations to parents of students who win an award were sent out on Friday to RSVP to Ms. Zaca

June 27th: Water Day Carnival – DCS – Dismissal is at 12:00 PM on the last day of school, please plan accordingly!

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders.  They will be arriving by the last week of school.  If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchase the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.  

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.  

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Science with Ms. Diaz

Our plants have sprouted and we have determined that the range of tolerance for plant growth with radish, pea, barley and corn seeds is between 40-80 mL of water. The optimum amount of water seems to be 80 mL based on both the number of sprouts and the measured height of the tallest plant. We had our last test of the year today, Friday June 14th, and are coming around to the the final leg of the DCS school year race! We start our last activity of the year next week, studying salt tolerance of plants and will report back to you soon!

Mrs. Zuniga Math:

Varsity: Students finished their percent unit test and will look into integers next week. This will be the last concept before the end of the year. The class will take a test on operations of integers next Friday to complete this school year.

Scholastic: Students will be taking a test next Friday to give a little extra time to understand solving equations. The students are enjoying this concept because many feel they are solving a puzzle. We will add on solving systems of equations to finish off the year.

Honors: The class will have a quiz this week to complete the graphing and polynomial portion of Unit 8. Next week the students will get a quick overview of Geometry concepts to finish off the year.

Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga’s Geography:

All Geography classes will be presenting their 5 Themes of Geography projects to their class. The students worked with a partner to research the 5 themes of geography for a specific city of their choice.

We have also been practicing for our Exit Interviews happening next week

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

The third trimester music concert is this coming Wednesday, June 19th. One big change is that the concert will take place during the school day in the gym. The students in my class will be performing twice. The first performance will be for the 5/6 classes and followed by a performance for the 7/8 classes. Parents are invited.

1st performance is 9:40 – 10;10.

2nd performance is 1030 -11

Ms. Dane-Verbal Expressions:

5 – 6 Lightning Larry rode out of town and the Brementown Rappers are on the way.  Reader’s Theater Casts again are performing for the pleasure of some of the primary classes.  If you hear someone say, ‘Go home to your mommas, and put on your pajamas,’ they heard it from Da Roosta, Kitty -oo, Fun Lovin’ Dawg, and  Donkey MC!

Next week students will finish their Visual Vocabulary slide shows and present to the class.  We will have show to share with everyone. Our week will be Ms Dane’s Day Camp. Students will make stick shadow puppets of fairytale characters.  They will make chalk shadow sundials, and Elephant toothpaste and egg drop challenge outside. The Macarena and Electric slide contest will finish up the week.

Ms. Rodieck’s LA

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities classes are wrapping up for the year.  If you still have not turned in you final book report, please turn it in with the book.  Honors, yours is due Wednesday, June 19th.  Scholastic and Honors will have their Vocabulary Final next week – Scholastic on Wednesday, June 19th and Honors on Thursday, June 20th.  We are wrapping up the year reading Romeo and Juliet and watching West Side Story.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

In social studies this week, we finished up our unit on the “Road to the Revolution” learning about the many causes to the American Revolution. Students did fantastic on their unit test! To end the week, we are learning about the Declaration of Independence with a cooperative escape room activity. Students are analyzing clues around our classroom to decode phrases from the Declaration of Independence (photos below are of students engaged in the activity). DCS teachers collaborated with each other to plan this lesson – thank you Ms. Rodieck!! Next week, we will begin our group project learning about revolutionary leaders. Students will present their projects in groups after learning about their assigned leader from the American Revolution.

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 21st Cosmic Bowling at West Valley Bowl

June 21st Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at The Grand

June 27th is ½ day for 7th graders and Great America for 8th graders

Note: 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:30pm on Wednesday June 26th for promotion practice!

A note about Great America:

Students going to Great America MUST be at the Tracy Ace Train station by 6:30am and will not return until 8:14 pm. Please be prompt when dropping off or picking up students! Remind your students that the school dress code will be enforced and that they MUST adhere to ALL checkpoint times, otherwise parents will be called to come get their student.

Attention: 8th Grade Parents seeking additional Promotion tickets!

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, from 6-7pm inside the gym, DCS will be handing out extra promotion tickets to any parent(s) on a first come, first-served basis. No more than two (2) extra tickets will be handed out to each parent present. Tickets are limited and will be handed out to those first in line.  

*Teachers will pass out tickets until all tickets have been handed out*

8th Grade Activities

Please be aware that all 8th grade activities are meant to be a celebration of student accomplishments throughout the school year. It is always our greatest hope and intention that all 8th grade students be allowed to attend these fun and exciting events. However, these events are privileges, as stated in our Student Handbook. Mrs. Prescott has and will continue to meet with 8th grade students at risk of missing out on activities if they have recurring behavior concerns or have not completed the following:

30 hours of community service by the due date of June 19th; not completed all SWO projects with a passing score; have a grade of less than 70% in a core class. Parents will be notified if an activity has been lost due to any of the above.

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

As the end of the school year is fast approaching all of the language arts classes are focusing on studying for their final (Thursday June 20) and working on their final projects. Students have been reviewing all of the concepts from the entire year and reflecting on what they have learned all year.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week students are wrapping up our unit on the Solar System, and will be participating in a Jeopardy game on Monday. Students will also be presenting their SWO resumes and business letters during science and social studies.

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, 8-2 equations with two variables, 8-3 slope and y-intercept, doing 8.4 writing rules for linear functions.

Honors– Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, 10-2 Chords & Arcs, 10.3 Inscribed Angles,10.4 circular angle measures, doing 10.5 circular segment measures, 10.6 Equations of circles, doing 10.7 Area of a sector.

Scholastic– Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, 8-2 Quadratic Functions, 8.3 vertex, 8.4 solving quadratic equations by graphing, 8.5 factoring to solve quadratic equations, 8.6 completing the square, doing 8.7 using the quadratic formula.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

 


Millennium High School

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

 For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

 

Tracy Family Resource Center  – June 2019 Event Calendar

UNeed2 is looking for Volunteers

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

We are down to just a couple more weeks of school and students are still very busy completing projects, finishing Fast Track, preparing for promotions and moving up a grade next year. Our staff is working hard completing enrollment for next year and are already getting exciting about incoming classes.

I would like to take this time to especially thank the parents, staff and students for another successful year at the Tracy Learning Center. It has been a good year. Our PCS Classes enjoyed hosting our annual “Volunteer Appreciation Unity” and our Kitchen Staff did a lovely job preparing them a breakfast brunch.

There are many reasons for us to be thankful for the Tracy Learning Center!

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 10 – 14

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Grilled Cheese

Wed – Nachos

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri –Beef or Vegi Burger

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

 

NOW HIRING: Athletic Coaches

Interested in taking on the rewards and challenges of coaching a high school athletic team? Millennium Athletics is currently creating a coaching pool for all sports and levels, as the life of a coach is ever changing. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our TEAM for any sport, apply here: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

 

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

 

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

 

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) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

 

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. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

 

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 new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

BEST OF TRACY 2019- VOTE Tracy Learning Center Preschool for BEST PRESCHOOL IN TRACY

 

 

 

Primary Music

 

Dear Parents,

The Primary Spring Music Program will be on Thursday, June 13. The students and I are so excited to be sharing our music with you! Please have them dress nicely for the performances.

All performances are in the TLC Gym.

 

Kindergarten (P2) will perform at 1:00 pm.

Phase 1 (P3, P4, & P5) will perform at 6:30 pm

Phase 2 (P6, P7 & P8) will perform second (starting about 6:50 pm)

 

Please have the Phase 1 students report to their regular classrooms by 6:10 pm.

Phase 2 students need to be in their classrooms no later than 6:30 pm.

 

Please pick your children up from their classrooms after the performance.

Enjoy!!

Mrs. Watson

 

 

TK

This week in TK, we worked on Memory Books, and shared stories of our wonderful year together in TK!

Here are some of the memories that the children shared:

“My favorite part of the school year is when we went to go get pumpkins!” -Bay

“I really liked to do subtraction.” -Isabella

“I liked when we went riding on a tractor.” -Emiliano

“I love math because I can practice my numbers.” -Emmanuel

“Everyday when I come to school, I like when I sing the ‘Hello’ song!” -Jillian

Initial Phase

Our awesome student leadership will start a school supply drive for for EA Family Services, an organization that helps place and support foster children. We will also be collecting toiletry items and snacks. We will be collecting from June 10th to the 21st.

Please mark down on your calendar that the last day of school is THURSDAY, June 27th and we will have an early release day. All of PRIMARY students only will be released at 11:30.

We would like to thank all of our P2 parent volunteers. Your help is appreciated and valued by both teachers and students. THANK YOU!

Phase One:

We are nearing the end of the school year and with that means a lot of fun events. Our music performance is Thursday at 6:30. Please drop your child off in their classroom by 6:10 that evening. Phase two music performance will follow immediately after.

Next week will be our last week of homework and we will begin reviewing everything that we have learned this trimester.

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 27th and the students will be released at 11:30. Please make sure to make any needed accommodations for pick up that day.

 

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders have finished their state testing and we are so proud of their hard work! We are eagerly awaiting their scores!

There are many events coming up in June for our Phase 2 students. Please note the following dates:

Monday, June 3rd: 5th grade information night (for current 4th graders) at 5:30

Tuesday, June 4th: Phase 2 Field Trip to Columbia!

Thursday, June 6th: Parent Volunteer Appreciation at Unity

Thursday, June 13th: Music Performance at 6:30 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence at 6:00

Tuesday, June 25th: 4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 27th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

June 17th-20th: SWO Interviews

June 19th: ⅚ Choir Performance

June 21: 6th Grade Breakfast & Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th: 5th-8th Awards Ceremony

June 27th: Water Day Carnival

 

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders. They will be arriving by the last week of school. If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchase the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Special Experience with Ms. Pelaez in MHS

Ms. Pelaez took some lucky students to do an activity with her MHS Forensics class and they did a fingerprinting activity! Thank you for the awesome experience and DCS misses you tons Ms. Pelaez!

A Message From Ms. Dane- Ms. Dane’s Verbal Expressions/Mock Trial teams

“She did it! No, he did it! I object your Honor! Sustained, Over-ruled “- Just some of the statements heard during the Mock Trial Camp that 16 of our students attended on June 3 and 4 at Venture Academy in Stockton. During the course of intensive training and fun, students learned the basics of Defense and Prosecution, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments and joined with other students from the county to participate in Venture Academy’s yearly event. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with their High School team which is rated #5 in California.

Incoming 6th graders joined with 7th and 8th graders to prepare for next year’s Winning teams and Individual Students.- If the past is a predictor of the future TLC/Discovery should again make a fabulous showing at the County Competition. Major Congratulations to all of our participants – my personal thanks to the support from Mrs. Stewart, Coach B, and all of the parents who sent their children.

SUPER Quiz for ⅚- Congratulations to all of our students who were selected to participate in our very own DCS Trimester 3 Super Quiz! You did a great job representing DCS up there!!

Science with Ms. Diaz

Can you change environmental conditions to make things viable for organisms?? The answer is YES! By adding more salt to the hatcheries, students were able to get more shrimp eggs to hatch. Students also submitted their Brine Shrimp Investigation project booklets and started their next project booklet about the “Range of Tolerance” for plant growth. There will be a test on what was taught so far on Tuesday, June 11th. Keep exploring!

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

This week, we are finishing up our unit on the “Road to the Revolution” learning about the causes to the American Revolution. Students created a flip book to organize their work on the Coercive (Intolerable) Acts and will be creating a timeline to review the events surrounding the Battles of Lexington and Concord. We are also watching four episodes of Liberty’s Kids to extend our knowledge of the American Revolution. Liberty’s Kids is a great animated series for kids that showcases many of the events in this unit.

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅞

 

Upcoming Dates:

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at the Grand

CJSF:

This week 43 members of our CJSF club went on a field trip tour of UC Davis! The students had the opportunity to tour the campus and ask questions about the admissions process and campus life. It was a huge success!

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

This week students have been given all of the final information for their end of the year projects! They have one individual project that follows our final book of the year and one group project. Students will spend ample time to review and work on these projects in the final weeks of school!

 

 

 

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, 8-2 equations with two variables, doing 8-3 slope and y-intercept

Honors- Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, 10-2 Chords & Arcs, 10.3 Inscribed Angles,10.4 circular angle measures, doing 10.5 circular segment measures

Scholastic- Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, 8-2 Quadratic Functions, 8.3 vertex, 8.4 solving quadratic equations by graphing, doing 8.5 factoring to solve quadratic equations

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

 

Ms. Dane’s Verbal Expressions/Mock Trial teams

“She did it! No, he did it! I object your Honor! Sustained, Over-ruled “- Just some of the statements heard during the Mock Trial Camp that 16 of our students attended on June 3 and 4 at Venture Academy in Stockton. During the course of intensive training and fun, students learned the basics of Defense and Prosecution, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments and joined with other students from the county to participate in Venture Academy’s yearly event. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with their High School team which is rated #5 in California.

Incoming 6th graders joined with 7th and 8th graders to prepare for next year’s Winning teams and Individual Students.- If the past is a predictor of the future TLC/Discovery should again make a fabulous showing at the County Competition. Major Congratulations to all of our participants – my personal thanks to the support from Mrs. Stewart, Coach B, and all of the parents who sent their children.

 


 

Millennium High School

 

 

 

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

For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

Tracy Family Resource Center – June 2019 Event Calendar

Tracy Family Resource Center – June 2019 Event Calendar

UNeed2 is looking for Volunteers

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

The year is coming to an end. It has been a good year for us. We appreciate your continued support and loyalty to our schools and our programs. We appreciate all the time many of you volunteer to help us and we appreciate all of you who follow our rules for car line!

We feel so fortunate to have our beautiful new campus and appreciate our teachers and students efforts to keep it clean and in it’s new “pristine” condition.

Parents, we know our longer school year is a challenge and we appreciate your encouragement to help your student to end this year on a very positive note. We are fortunate to have you.

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 3 – 7

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs – Beef Lasagna

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

 

 

registration form 2019registration form 2019

 

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

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

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) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

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. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

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 new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

 

 

 

BEST OF TRACY 2019- VOTE Tracy Learning Center Preschool

 

 

 

Primary Music

Dear Parents,

The Primary Spring Music Program will be on Thursday, June 13. The students and I are so excited to be sharing our music with you! Please have them dress nicely for the performances.

All performances are in the TLC Gym.

Kindergarten (P2) will perform at 1:00 pm.

Phase 1 (P3, P4, & P5) will perform at 6:30 pm

Phase 2 (P6, P7 & P8) will perform second (starting about 6:50 pm)

Please have the Phase 1 students report to their regular classrooms by 6:10 pm.

Phase 2 students need to be in their classrooms no later than 6:30 pm.

Please pick your children up from their classrooms after the performance.

Enjoy!!

Mrs. Watson

 

 

 

TK

This week in TK, our Furs, Scales, and Tails show was a big hit! Check out all of the fun that our friends had with Banana:

Initial Phase

Check out our June calendar of events (sent home in green folders) for everything coming up this month! There will be detailed information about everything sent home as we get closer — this is more of a “save the date”!

With many schools already being on summer break, now is a good time to reflect and remember why we are so lucky to have a longer year/shorter summer break. Our students are still LEARNING! Curriculum is being taught every day and students are getting many extra days to soak up knowledge. In return, this helps with the transition to first grade as concepts are not “lost” over a long summer break. Our students put a lot of hard work in, and in the end it is so worth it!! Keep up the great work P2!

Phase One:

We are approaching the last month of school and with that means a lot of fun activities and events. A calendar has been sent home with all of these dates. More information will be sent home closer to each of these events.

The students in Phase One have spent the week planning and constructing their marble runs. These projects have been done in groups and had several requirements to meet with only using materials that were brought in. The students have enjoyed the ability to work together as a group, to plan and build these projects. They will be presenting these projects to the class next week. Great job Phase One students!

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders have finished their state testing and we are so proud of their hard work! We are eagerly awaiting their scores!

There are many events coming up in June for our Phase 2 students. Please note the following dates:

Monday, June 3rd: 5th grade information night (for current 4th graders) at 5:30

Tuesday, June 4th: Phase 2 Field Trip to Columbia!

Thursday, June 6th: Parent Volunteer Appreciation at Unity

Thursday, June 13th: Music Performance at 6:30 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence at 6:00

Tuesday, June 25th: 4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 27th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders. They will be arriving by the last week of school. If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchace the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Mrs. Zuniga’s classes:

Varsity: Our class is studying this week for our Geography state’s test. Students have been using their flashcards, bingo, and computer games to learn the state locations and their capitals. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June. In math, we are reviewing our percents unit and the students just learned about simple interest and how important it is in life to understand what interest is.

Scholastic: Our class has just finished Unit 4 and is beginning Unit 5 about expressions and equations. Students will learn to solve for a variable and write equations from expressions. In Geography, the students are beginning the 5 Themes of Geography and will be completing a project. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June.

Honors: In Geography, the students are beginning the 5 Themes of Geography and will be completing a project. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June. For math, we finished Unit 6 and students are excited to begin graphing in Unit 7 with linear equations.

Friday Fun:

This morning, our 5/6 students enjoyed a 4-Way Nest Challenge playing Capture the Football. Kestrel was the overall winner!

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 5th CJSF Field Trip to UC Davis

June 6th Trimester 3 Super Quiz Event

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at the Grand

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

The school year may be winding down, but our course work is definitely not! Students are continuing to read from 7 Sanctuaries (we are almost done!) and have spent ample time analyzing each of the characters and their various chapters.

Each student created a word cloud and two travel brochures in the past week and presented them to the class. Ask your students to show you their works!

In the next week weeks students will be working on several projects to demonstrate all that they have learned this year!

Pictured Below: Brochures students made about their sanctuary.

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, doing 8-2 equations with two variables.

Honors- Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, doing 10-2 Chords & Arcs.

Scholastic- Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, doing 8-2 Quadratic Functions.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

We are on to a new unit for 7/8 science this week. We are diving into the Solar System, and the students are starting off with a new project. Their task is to develop a proposal for a space station on one of the planets or moons in our solar system. They must brainstorm ways to make the planet or moon livable for humans and create a blueprint of the station they plan to build.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week in technology the students are working on creating a brochure in Google Docs! This project will be due the middle of next week & then the students will be moving on to an introduction to engineering!

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.


 

 

 

Millennium High School

 

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

For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo 

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

Virginia Stewart

The year is coming to an end.  It has been a good year for us.  We appreciate your continued support and loyalty to our schools and our programs.  We appreciate all the time many of you volunteer to help us and we appreciate all of you who follow our rules for car line!

We feel so fortunate to have our beautiful new campus and appreciate our teachers and students efforts to keep it clean and in it’s new “pristine” condition.

Parents, we know our longer school year is a challenge and we appreciate your encouragement to help your student to end this year on a very positive note. We are fortunate to have you.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 3 – 7            

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs  – Beef Lasagna

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

 

 

 

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

 

 

 

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) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

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. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

 

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.

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Primary Music

Dear Parents,

The Primary Spring Music Program will be on Thursday, June 13.  The students and I are so excited to be sharing our music with you!  Please have them dress nicely for the performances.

All performances are in the TLC Gym.

 

Kindergarten (P2) will perform at 1:00 pm.

Phase 1 (P3, P4, & P5) will perform at 6:30 pm

Phase 2 (P6, P7 & P8) will perform second (starting about 6:50 pm)

 

Please have the Phase 1 students report to their regular classrooms by 6:10 pm.

Phase 2 students need to be in their classrooms no later than 6:30 pm.

 

Please pick your children up from their classrooms after the performance.

Enjoy!!

Mrs. Watson

 

TK

    This week in TK, our Furs, Scales, and Tails show was a big hit! Check out all of the fun that our friends had with Banana:

 

Initial Phase

Check out our June calendar of events (sent home in green folders) for everything coming up this month! There will be detailed information about everything sent home as we get closer — this is more of a “save the date”!

With many schools already being on summer break, now is a good time to reflect and remember why we are so lucky to have a longer year/shorter summer break. Our students are still LEARNING! Curriculum is being taught every day and students are getting many extra days to soak up knowledge. In return, this helps with the transition to first grade as concepts are not “lost” over a long summer break. Our students put a lot of hard work in, and in the end it is so worth it!! Keep up the great work P2!

 

Phase One:

We are approaching the last month of school and with that means a lot of fun activities and events. A calendar has been sent home with all of these dates. More information will be sent home closer to each of these events.

The students in Phase One have spent the week planning and constructing their marble runs. These projects have been done in groups and had several requirements to meet with only using materials that were brought in. The students have enjoyed the ability to work together as a group, to plan and build these projects. They will be presenting these projects to the class next week. Great job Phase One students!

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders have finished their state testing and we are so proud of their hard work!   We are eagerly awaiting their scores!

There are many events coming up in June for our Phase 2 students.  Please note the following dates:

Monday, June 3rd:  5th grade information night (for current 4th graders) at 5:30

Tuesday,  June 4th:  Phase 2 Field Trip to Columbia!

Thursday, June 6th:  Parent Volunteer Appreciation at Unity

Thursday, June 13th:  Music Performance at 6:30  (see green folders for more  info)

Thursday, June 20th:  Evening of Excellence at 6:00

Tuesday, June 25th:  4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 (see green folders for more info)

Thursday, June 27th:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders.  They will be arriving by the last week of school.  If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchace the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.  

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.  

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Mrs. Zuniga’s classes:

Varsity: Our class is studying this week for our Geography state’s test. Students have been using their flashcards, bingo, and computer games to learn the state locations and their capitals. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June. In math, we are reviewing our percents unit and the students just learned about simple interest and how important it is in life to understand what interest is.

Scholastic: Our class has just finished Unit 4 and is beginning Unit 5 about expressions and equations. Students will learn to solve for a variable and write equations from expressions. In Geography, the students are beginning the 5 Themes of Geography and will be completing a project. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June.

Honors:  In Geography, the students are beginning the 5 Themes of Geography and will be completing a project. We have also begun to practice for our exit interviews in June. For math, we finished Unit 6 and students are excited to begin graphing in Unit 7 with linear equations.

Friday Fun:

This morning, our 5/6 students enjoyed a 4-Way Nest Challenge playing Capture the Football.  Kestrel was the overall winner!

 

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 5th CJSF Field Trip to UC Davis

June 6th Trimester 3 Super Quiz Event

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at the Grand

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

The school year may be winding down, but our course work is definitely not! Students are continuing to read from 7 Sanctuaries (we are almost done!) and have spent ample time analyzing each of the characters and their various chapters.

Each student created a word cloud and two travel brochures in the past week and presented them to the class. Ask your students to show you their works!

In the next week weeks students will be working on several projects to demonstrate all that they have learned this year!

Pictured Below: Brochures students made about their sanctuary.

 

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, doing 8-2 equations with two variables.

Honors- Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, doing 10-2 Chords & Arcs.

Scholastic– Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, doing 8-2 Quadratic Functions.

 

Science with Ms. Dominguez

We are on to a new unit for 7/8 science this week. We are diving into the Solar System, and the students are starting off with a new project. Their task is to develop a proposal for a space station on one of the planets or moons in our solar system. They must brainstorm ways to make the planet or moon livable for humans and create a blueprint of the station they plan to build.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week in technology the students are working on creating a brochure in Google Docs! This project will be due the middle of next week & then the students will be moving on to an introduction to engineering!

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

 

 

 


Millennium High School

Congratulations Millennium High School Class of 2019!

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

 For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below: