TLC Coronavirus info –

TLC is working closely with Tracy Unified District to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep our TLC families and staff safe.  Below is the information from TUSD superintendent Brian Stevens.  They also have a webpage set up with information and links that help us better understand this situation.

https://www.tracy.k12.ca.us/parentstudent-information/health-services/coronavirus-page

TLC will stay in communication with the district and the state to ensure we are taking appropriate steps.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us and we are glad to help.

 

A Letter from TUSD:

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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March 7th 2020

PreK, TK – 4th Grade Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day is on Friday, March 27, 2020, there will NOT be any retakes for these pictures

Spring Break – Monday April 6, 2020 through April 19, 2020. All Students return on Monday, April 20, 2020

 

 

Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years

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

 


 

Lunch Menu Week of Mar. 9 – 13

Mon – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Wrap

Wed – Beef or Veggie Burger

Thurs – Beef Enchiladas

Fri – No Meat Spaghetti


 

Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.


 

 

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

 


HEADS UP IN CARLINE!!! Softball season is underway! PCS/DCS parents, softball games begin at 4pm. If you sit in carline (or park along Mae at Acacia/Carlton), please be advised that you are doing so at your own risk. Foul balls/errant balls DO end up in the street so be mindful on game days, for the sake of your windshields. You can find the schedule for home games on the MHS website, or in the Millennium section at the bottom of the Charter Chatter.

 


 

TLC Preschool

At Preschool we work hard at helping our students learn that they are in control of their own upset. We teach our students to use breathing techniques such as the S.T.A.R to help feel calm again. S.T.A.R is an acronym for:

Stop

Take a deep breath

And

Relax

Try it! You’ll find that it works for adults too!

 

 


 

Initial Phase

P2 had so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday in our jammies! We read tons of Dr. Seuss books, made rhyming hats, stacked cups to make truffula trees, and made a “Fox in Socks” puppet.

We also started our science unit on bridges. We read “21 Elephants and Still Standing” about the Brooklyn Bridge. Students learned about different types of bridges and what can help make a bridge more strong and stable. Students participated in drawing up their own plans and building a bridge that would hold 21 elephants, just like in the book.

Next week will be a review week for Language Arts and Math. This allows time for teachers to get students extra help in any areas that they may be struggling in.

This week in TK, we learned all about Habitats.

First, we learned all about the Arctic Habitat. Some of the animals that live there are polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. The weather can get as low as –50. Brrr!

. Next we learned about the Rainforest Habitat. There are four levels in this habitat! Some of the animals that live here are birds, snakes, monkeys and sloths.

Lastly, we learned about the Ocean Habitat! The kids really enjoyed learning about all the animals that live here. Some are octopus, squid and even plants like seaweed.

 


Phase One:

Phase 1 had a lot of fun celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! We enjoyed reading books by Dr. Seuss, making crafts, and learning in our comfy pajamas. We even had a dance party at lunch time. We are lucky to be able to learn and have fun at the same time.

In Science we explored the difference between inherited traits and acquired traits. We demonstrated how traits could be inherited by doing a fun activity. We created baby eggs that had characteristics from both mommy and daddy eggs. What cute creations they were!

We are excited for the Book Fair next week. It will take place in the Gym, Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:30. Come by and take a look!

We look forward to meeting with all of our parents next week during parent- teacher conferences. Please let your students’ teachers know if you will not be able to attend, so other arrangements can be made.

Congratulations to all the students that earned their Green Certificate for Trimester 2!! Great Job!!

 


Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students finished their American Hero bobblehead dolls. They are so creative! We also completed our reports and will conclude our presentation part of the project next week.

Don’t forget next week is parent-teacher conferences and it’s also the Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be held in the gym every day next week form 8:00-4:30. You can also order any of the book fair books online!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/tracylearningctr1

Please see today’s green folder for all the book fair info.



Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

March 9-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 17-18: ⅚ College Fair, 9-10:30am (Zuniga’s classes on 17th; Nijjar’s classes on 18th) Flyers to go home soon!

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (5/6) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Top 5 Nest Point Earners:

Saker:

Amur:

Kestrel:

Peregrine:


Mrs. Zuniga’s Math:

Varsity: Students are completing Unit 3 this week and our hope is to take our Unit test this week. We did a coloring activity to review prime factorization and exponents. (See photos below)

Honors: Students reviewed proportion word problems this week and took their second quiz for the unit. We also began to look at percent proportions which is very common in everyday shopping.

Scholastic: Students are completing Unit 5 this week and hope to take our unit test this week. Next week we will begin looking into operations of fractions.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:

Trimester 2 is done. That means 14 more weeks of school, and they go fast. Trimester 3 is a time for students to apply what they have been learning in projects. It is also a time for State Testing.

We look forward to conferences next week and having the students share with you their progress.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

We have one trimester left, and it is going to be the best one yet! We begin this trimester focusing on expository texts like newspaper and magazine articles, instructional texts, and informational websites. We will be evaluating what we read for text features and effectiveness so that when we present information we are clear, concise, and can grab your attention. The first hurdle: making a paper swan. Maybe the texts will be sufficient, maybe they will be missing some steps – the learners will have to be able to analyze instructions, not just follow them. This is a very important life skill, not just an ELA skill. Hopefully, they will know the difference between a good “How to” text and one that is missing something. Along the way, we will have fun.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:

This week in Social Studies, we are taking advantage of the great weather and conducting our Olympic Pentathlon games. On the days Wednesday and Thursday classes went out to the field and became Olympians. They Competitions were footraces, the long jump, the discuss throw, and the javelin throw. A quiz was given Friday on the Legacy of Ancient Greece. Next week we are having our unit test on all of Ancient Greece. We will hold a few study reviews classes and students should be studying from notebooks when they go home.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week, we began writing up our Water Cycle lab reports. Because we’ve had so much practice, we have graduated to submitting individual lab reports, no longer needing peer guidance. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we can’t collaborate with each other if questions do arise. On Monday, more Trimester 1 top 5 students attended an MHS forensics class. They learned about DNA and a procedure called PCR (polymerase chain reaction) that makes billions of copies of the same DNA strand. Check out the picture below for some awesome handiwork. We also played Kahoot! to review for our water cycle quiz which was on Wednesday. On Thursday, we moved on from the water cycle and learned about what weather actually is. What different types of weather are there? Next week, things are going to get exciting because we will learn about severe weather and what causes it. We are going to be “blown” away with all the interesting facts!

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about Mosquitos (Tanner Bohren) and Chernobyl Disaster (Lexi Duncan).

Awesomely Interesting Announcements

  • Day After Tomorrow movie permission slips handed out—> due ASAP
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Science on a Saturday” and “Science on Screen” events flyers given to your student. cdiaz@tracylc.net for more information
  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
    Google Classroom: Hon/Scholastic→ jp9wlua Varsity→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website: https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm

Science Olympiad

  • Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Discovery Middle School 7th-8th

  • National School Choice Week!

Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!

https://youtu.be/bYvLC209r3I

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your student’s homeroom teacher!

Tri 2 Music Concert:

Congratulations on a job well done to all of those who participated in this trimesters music concert! Great work!!

Nest Certificate Winners for Week 27:


School Improvement Committee Invitation!

The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, acerezo@tracylc.net for more information.

*Next meeting is April 3rd*

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (56) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Leadership:

Winter has come and gone, and spring is finally here (whether our allergies care or not)!!!

Now that the weather is nicer, Discovery is hosting its beautification days again. We will be participating in our Campus Beautification on Saturday, March 14th, from 8:00-10:00 am. 7th/8th students were sent home permission slips this week and are due Tuesday, March 10th to Ms. Zaca at carline.

Mrs. Rapp’s Classes

This week we wrapped up the second trimester for all of 7/8. In Varsity we finished strong with a cumulative final on units one through 5. Achieving a class average of 70%. We are diving right into Unit 6 which covers Multiplication and Division with Fractions. Currently, there are no big dates coming up other than a unit test in the weeks to come.

Scholastic/Algebra 1 is working through Unit 6 on Exponents and Exponential Functions. With a class average of 92% on the first quiz, we are shooting for an average of 90% or higher on the unit test. Some of the activities that we have been doing to practice in class have been a lot of whiteboard practice as well as activities that allow us to get up and move. We have done scavenger hunts and task card scoots to practice all of the exponent rules that we have been learning. We will be tentatively be testing on March 20th.

Honors/Geometry is continuing in Unit 8 on Right Triangles and Trigonometry. This has been a fun unit this far as we have really taken a look at right triangles and the beginning of trigonometry. As a teacher, this is one of my favorite units in Geometry. Students really get an understanding of geometric application problems this unit and a small start of what they will see later in PreCalculus. Our Unit test will tentatively be on March 19th or 20th.

 

 



Millennium High School

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS CLOSING SOON!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Senior ad dedications are due by March 15th. Yearbook orders are open through March 30th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net.

 



Activities

Millennium Charter Prom is 3/14, from 7-11 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, Delta Ballroom. The theme is “An Evening at Gatsby’s”. Tickets are $80 and may be purchased by check, cash, or card through Miss Lamanna.

A full, three-course gourmet dinner and dessert are included in that price! The menu is:

Garden Salad Bar

Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Herbs

Tri-Tip with Mushroom Demi-Glaze

Roasted Red Potatoes

Creamy Pesto Bowtie Pasta

Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

Assorted Breads and Rolls with Butter

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Water and Lemonade will be served in carafes.

Tickets must be purchased by 3/6 for students to attend. Guests from other schools are welcome to join our students, but must have a completed guest pass and ID — tickets will not be sold to anyone who has not returned their completed guest pass, signed by an administrator from their guest’s school.


Disneyland Grad Nite

Some seniors have still not paid their $50 deposit for Disneyland. The $50 deposit to reserve your spot on the Disneyland Grad Nite trip was due by March 1st. This may be paid through our paypal donation portal at the bottom of the page on http://tracylearningcenter.com, or through our front office or Miss Lamanna by check, cash, or card. The full cost to attend Disneyland is $240. The $50 deposit reserves your student’s ticket and counts toward the $240 cost. Packets were sent home with students regarding this trip on our return from Winter Break. Extra information/release form packets are available in the front office and with Miss Lamanna.


This week in English…..

MHS English Department Charter Chatter Week 28

In English I, students are completing their unit on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; English 2 is finishing their unit on Hamlet. Both groups are working on sentence structure, using evidence in their writing, and incorporating literary devices. The quarter is wrapping up with students completing their unit final and projects. Students will then begin their unit on Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. This unit will also incorporate background information on The Great Depression and the history of migrant ranch workers in California. This is unit and a novel that students always enjoy.

Mrs. Ernst

In each class, we are completing our Shakespearean plays and will be wrapping up with a unit project and a unit test in the near future. Soon, we will begin our next book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Each class is continuing to improve their writing skills. English 1 is learning to incorporate evidence in their body paragraphs and responses as well as learning to vary their sentence structure with compound sentences. English 2 is learning to identify, diagram, and write different types of complex sentences. Every class is developing their diagramming skills and expanding their vocabulary through weekly assignments.

Ms. Langston

English 3 students truly enjoyed their projects for The Scarlet Letter.

English 3 is now beginning their unit on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

English Four is reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” This novel is returning to our curriculum after a two-year hiatus. Students are enthralled by the story so far! Students are very excited about graduation, but still working hard to master the concepts on our curriculum map. This year has been successful so far, and I can’t wait to find out which great colleges that have accepted our seniors! Please help your senior be successful as motivation can start to negatively affect their performance in the last two months of school.

Coach Reyes

In English 4, we have begun reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We started this unit by reading about and discussing the historical basis for the character of Macbeth. As we read we will analyze the play and we will focus on the theme of Fate vs. Free Will. We will ask the question “Does Hamlet have control over his own destiny, or is he playing into the cruel hands of fate?”

Mr. Crook

 



Speech and Debate

This weekend, FIVE of our Falcons qualified in SIX events to the California State Speech and Debate Championship! Congratulations to…

Danica Knowlden and Logan Malsack, Parliamentary Debate

Lucy Lamanna and Anton Souza, Parliamentary Debate

 

 

Summer Simmons, Humorous Interpretation

 

Lucy Lamanna, Original Advocacy.

 

We also qualified alternates:

Shika Acolatse, Original Prose and Poetry

 

Crysuel Cunanan, Original Advocacy

 

Danica Knowlden, Dramatic Interpretation

 

Congrats to all our hardworking Falcon Speech and Debaters! Their next step is National Qualifiers. We can’t wait to share more wins from our champions!


Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Weekly Schedule

(Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf, Tennis, Boys Volleyball & Swim):
Saturday 3/7: Boys Volleyball @ Stockton Classic Tournament, Played at Edison High

Monday 3/9: JV Baseball vs Linden, 3:30pm

Tuesday 3/10: Softball vs Stone Ridge Christian, 4pm

V Baseball @ Stone Ridge Christian, 4pm, Played at Castle Field (Atwater)

Thursday 3/12: V Baseball vs Stone Ridge Christian, 4pm

Softball @ Stone Ridge Christian, 4pm, Played at Castle Field (Atwater)

Friday 3/13: V Baseball vs Hughes Academy, 4pm

Sports Scores:

Softball: Falcons 18, Lathrop 16

Falcons 4, Pacheco 18

Falcons 5, Rio Vista 3

Falcons 1, West 11

V Baseball: Falcons 5, Delta Charter 6

Falcons 12, Delta Charter 1

Falcons 2, Stagg 4

Falcons 5, West 3

JV Baseball: Falcons 6, Stagg 8

Falcons 0, West 11

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium? Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!

FALCON PRIDE!!

 


Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Baseball, Softball, Track & Field: eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)

COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!

Summer College Early Start Process has begun for 9th-11th Graders!

On Friday 3/6, informational meetings were held during lunch for students interested in taking a Delta College Class this summer. Students who missed the meeting can pick up info at the Counseling Office. The first step is to apply to Delta College ASAP here, this weekend preferably!: https://deltacollege.edu/apply Students will need to provide their Social Security Number. It is important to get this step done ASAP to meet necessary deadlines. Ultimately, the College Early Start Form is due to the MHS Counseling Office on Wednesday, March 25th. More information can be accessed here: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/

Current seniors who need to apply to Delta College are encouraged to attend an upcoming application workshop on Delta’s Mountain House campus:

Quarter 3 Ends March 6th

Report cards will be mailed out soon! We are now in the home stretch…Quarter 4! Make sure your students are working hard and preparing to finish this semester strong! Quarter 4 ends on May 21.

FAST TRACK – Our Mandatory Summer School Program

Official Dates: Friday May 22 – Friday June 26

FAST TRACK is our mandatory summer school program that students utilize to make up classes they failed or to get ahead. The program is five weeks long and students will be in school half a day. Students are able to earn a total of 10 credits, which is a year of one course.

Attendance to Fast Track is extremely important – missing one day is like missing an entire week of school! Additionally, students must be present a certain number of hours for us to be able to award credit for a class. Fast Track Attendance Policy: Students are only allowed to miss 8 hours of time during the entire FAST TRACK. Tardies count as one hour and a day is four hours. Any combination above 8 hours results in a need to withdraw and an F grade for the affected semester. There are no excused absences during FAST TRACK. Students may not miss more than two days. Four tardies are the equivalent of one day of school, therefore; two days absent and one tardy will result in a failing grade.

 

Learning Plans

Starting next week, the Counselors and Mrs. Stewart will be meeting with every student individually from 9th-11th grade to review their transcript and academic progress, and plan their schedule for Fast Track and the following school year.

 

This just in…. TLC Crab Feed was a HUGE success!!

Best Crab Feed Ever!! So Much Fun!! Amazing Food, Raffles and Entertainment!

So many lovely compliments.

Words cannot express my sincere gratitude to so many volunteers, students, teachers, parents and generous vendors.

Our 14th Annual Tracy Learning Center Crab Feed was Spectacular!

The crab was the best ever; could not get enough of the pesto pasta.

We called 50 raffles in 30 minutes and kept the energy high.

DJ Trev Entertainment and his crew Saul, Cristian and Brendan “Brought the Party.”. Dancing went on and on….

Dessert Auction was super yummy.

Our incredible Millennium Students served our guests and “did our school proud at the helm of Ms. Lamanna YOU ROCK.

I am so thankful for your attention to detail and organization. Smooches

Ms. Holmes thanks a bunch for stepping in and being YOU.

Please take a peek at the incredible list of vendors that donated so many amazing items.

With these generous folks, our event was even more successful.

Please consider using their services.

Special shout out to Scotto Winery who donated our wine and Tracy Portrait Studio who donated our photo booth.

Thanks a bunch to Assad Insurance and Denise Garcia with Trine Integrated Systems for their generosity.

Exponential kudos to my committee of amazing parents. Some of these gals have students that graduated years ago and others don’t have students at our school.

I am forever grateful.

Tiffany Alexander

Carrie Hall Bernal

Lisa Keogh

Tina Brown

Suzy Davis

Relda Franke

My dearest husband, Tom Baker who selflessly works by my side for hours, weeks and months preparing for this event.

After 33 years “he gets me” and never complains. Love Ya Bake.

My awesome children Trevor and Ally Baker. This event takes over our home literally between the garage, dining room and kitchen for months.

Thanks a bunch and always be on your best potato.

Tom and I now come to the end of our positions as committee Chairs. Ally is graduating and we are passing on the “Crab Leg” to the next amazing committee.

We have served 2,310 pounds of crab over 14 years and raised approximately $135,000 with the assistance of so many.

It has been a privilege to be involved with this community-building event.

Mrs. Stewart, thanks a bunch for allowing Tom and me to take this event and “run with it” so many years.

Oodles of hugs always.

TLC Charter Chatter

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A Message from Virginia Feb. 28, 2020

Lottery

A lottery for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Tracy Learning Center Gym at 51 E. Beverly Place.

Priority for Enrollment

1. Board Members/Staff

2. Siblings of Current Students

3. Students that live in the TUSD boundaries

4. All other students

 

 

Enrollment Numbers

Primary charter school will have 33 openings for Transitional Kindergarten and 30 openings for Kindergarten. These openings will be filled using the above priorities using a lottery to fill any openings after the siblings have applied. If we receive more sibling applications than open spots, the lottery will begin with the siblings, then all other students for the waiting list.

 

 

 

 

PreK, TK – 4th Grade Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day is on Friday, March 27, 2020, there will NOT be any retakes for these pictures

Spring Break – Monday April 6, 2020 through April 19, 2020. All Students return on Monday, April 20, 2020

Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years

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

 

 

Donation Letters

Donation letters have been sent out for the 2019 tax season. Please be sure when making donations you specify the person making the donation as well as the student the donation is being made for. If you have not received your letter, please email Barbra Ramirez at bramirez@tracylc.net. Many letters are ready but there is no address to send them to. Thank you so much for your time and patience.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu Week of Mar. 2 – 6

Mon – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Taquitos

Wed – Beef and Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Thurs – Turkey Meatball Sub

Fri – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 

 

 

Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.

 

 

 

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

 

 

 

TLC Preschool: Art Show and Silent Auction was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to all of our families for supporting our Art show! We received so much positive feedback! It makes us so happy to know that you are happy! Just in case you missed the show, we have included a video below.

https://youtu.be/AYIIhzzYK0M

 

 

Initial Phase

Monday, March 2nd will be pajama day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day! Teachers have many fun activities planned for this day! Please keep in mind: wear weather appropriate pajamas, wear tennis shoes (no slippers), shorts/leggings underneath nightgowns, no pillows/blankets.

We worked really hard this month earning hearts in our productive worker thermometer; so we celebrated in the best way possible! On Thursday, we made a really fun art project, played with play doh, and enjoyed the wonderful weather by playing with a giant parachute! Check out our instagram for some pictures of all the fun. Here is what we were hearing the students say:

“This is the best day ever!” – Penelope

“This project is SO MUCH FUN!” – Emma

“I wish we could do this every day!” – Xavier

This week in TK, we learned all about Habitats.

First, we learned all about the Arctic Habitat. Some of the animals that live there are polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. The weather can get as low as –50. Brrr!

. Next we learned about the Rainforest Habitat. There are four levels in this habitat! Some of the animals that live here are birds, snakes, monkeys and sloths.

Lastly, we learned about the Ocean Habitat! The kids really enjoyed learning about all the animals that live here. Some are octopus, squid and even plants like seaweed.

Please remember the Habitat projects are due February 24th!!

 

 

 

 

Phase One:

Congratulations to all our SWO earners this week. We love to celebrate their success!

We enjoyed the warmer weather this week. Feels like spring is coming! With spring comes new life. In Science we talked about the life cycles of different animals and bugs. Some go through a complete metamorphosis! The students enjoyed learning new facts and all about the different stages of life. They even got to make some fun crafts to help remember the life cycles.

In Writer’s Workshop, the students are continuing to work on personal narratives. They are working hard and are producing wonderful stories. We will continue with narratives and also explore some spring themed writing.

Thank you for returning the conference sign-ups. Please look for your confirmation slips to come home in folders. Remember Conferences will be Tuesday 3/10, Wednesday 3/11, and Thursday 3/12.

This Monday, March 2nd, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Day! Students will be allowed to wear their pajamas that day. Please no stuffed animals, toys, or slippers. Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students were hard at work on their Famous Americans biography project. They are researching, writing, and creating a bobblehead of their chosen American. We are looking forward to seeing the final results!

Our 4th grade leadership students focused on the theme of “kindness” for the month of February. In addition to giving all the teachers special, thoughtful gifts during Valentine’s week, they created a kindness graffiti wall for our hallway. Our PCS students were able to write down ways they show kindness to each other. We love all the ideas they came up with!

Next week our 3rd and 4th graders will take the Smarter Balanced Interim Math Assessment. This is NOT the same as the end of the year state test. This is a test that allows us to assess students on what they have learned so far in math. The scores are not published or released but it is a great way for students to get familiar with the upcoming Smarter Balanced state tests in May!

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

March 9-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (5/6) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Top 5 Nest Point Earners:

Saker:

Amur:

Kestrel:

Peregrine:


Mrs. Zuniga’s Math:

*Note for all classes: Trifold boards for the SWO project need to be brought to class next week. Students will have time in class to work on them, but may also work on them at home.

All classes took their finals this week. We will be continuing the units we were on heading into the last week of the trimester. Do not forget parent conferences will be on March 9 for me.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Varsity: This week students reviewed Unit-1, 2, and 3 concepts and took the trimester-2 finals. Students are also in the last phase of completing their Life Long Learner SWO project. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about plotting fractions on the number line and comparing them.

Scholastic: Students put their best efforts to take the trimester-2 finals. In the coming weeks, students will be reviewing the GCF and LCM concepts and will dive into learning about fractions.

Honors: Students took the trimester-2 finals and started with the new unit Students are also in the last phase of completing their Life Long Learner SWO project. In the coming weeks, students will be learning more about the system of equations and the strategies to solve them graphically and algebraically.

All my students are required to get the Tri-folds of 48inches x 36inches size and turn it in by Monday (3/2/2020). We will be working on these tri-folds for the next two weeks.

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:

Trimester 2 is about over and we have taken our final. Next week, we will go over it in class. We will also continue reading Frankenstein and getting into the topic of nature versus nurture when we read the Monster’s side of the story. We will quickly review the different text structures and then will begin a research project on the Health and Wellness of our planet – a big political issue this year. We have been reading different articles about this topic and now the students can research a more specific area of interest.

I look forward to meeting with each of my homeroom students and their parents during their appointed conference time. The students will be running their own conference this time around.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

We have hit our stride in ELA, and we are making amazing progress every day. Please make sure you have a book to read in your bookbag every morning. We now begin class with a five minute warm up and about fifteen minutes of silent sustained reading. We’re sharing what we read and why we like the book we selected for ourselves. I can’t believe how many Stephen King books are out there in young hands. Please help your young learner have a book they enjoy in class every day. The best teacher talking about reading cannot replace 15 minutes of actual reading.

We’re practicing our test-taking strategies, and learning how to annotate effectively. As we practice, the empirical evidence is undeniable: writing what you think while you read will help you retain the information much better than trying to memorize everything. Hopefully, everyone will buy-in and take the few moments needed to ensure success.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week, we successfully identified what step in the water cycle a specific scenario showed. Do you want to know what happens when the liquid in a test tube in a warm lab decreases over time? How about when clouds are formed when a warm and cold front meet each other? Ask us, we dare you, because we are confident we can explain these processes. Due to our expertise, we all earned a party on Friday! We also began our investigation “Water Cycle in a Bottle.” We are investigating what happens when you put a water bottle filled with blue-colored water out in the sun. Next week, we begin learning about the weather and will investigate its properties.

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about The Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle (Helen Chavez) and What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg— How the First Chicken was Born? (Alessandra Garcia). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

Awesomely Interesting Announcements

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Science on a Saturday” and “Science on Screen” events flyers given to your student. cdiaz@tracylc.net for more information
  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
    Google Classroom: Hon/Scholastic→ jp9wlua Varsity→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website: https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com

 

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm

 

 

Science Olympiad

  • Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm

 

 

 

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7th-8th

  • National School Choice Week!

Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!

https://youtu.be/bYvLC209r3I

  • Parent Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your students homeroom teacher!

Nest Certificate Winners for Week 26:


Winner of Amazon Gift Card in Nest Certificate Drawing (Jan):

School Improvement Committee Invitation!

The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, acerezo@tracylc.net for more information.

*Next meeting is April 3rd*

 

 

 

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (56) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

 

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo:

The second trimester is wrapping up and has been incredibly busy. The students in all classes have been busily working on their SWO projects. For this students needed to research, write about, and provide a speech on their given health and wellness topic. Speeches were given this week and have been phenomenal! Everyone took their speeches and their topics very seriously and were professional and focused! (Pictured below: Student in the Honors class giving their speech)

Moving into trimester three the students will get new vocabulary words. They will continue to be tested on these words and any other relevant material on Fridays. We will move back to getting more regular essays and will continue to study humanities. This final trimester we will continue to read Flowers for Algernon and then will move into our final book- Othello.

The third and final trimester is all about the students demonstrating what they have learned so far throughout the year. As such, they can expect many projects, presentations, and debates within which they will show their language, analytic, and comprehension abilities. We will also continue to prepare for the annual state test!

Parent Teacher Conferences are the week of March 9th. Please be sure that you have signed and returned your students conference form and have noted your time.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

We have finally finished SWO Final Drafts and speeches this week in all classes! Students will be continuing to read Flowers for Algernon. In Honors, we are about half way through the book and the students are loving reading about Charlie’s journey. Scholastic is very close behind in the book, and the students are comprehending the story along with gathering his memories and dreams as part of Charlie’s growth after the surgery. Varsity is loving this story much more than the other 2 books that we have read this year, the students are highly interested in his journey and feel that he is a very relatable character.

Coming soon we have conferences the week of 3/9, Honors students will be taking the PSAT 3/17 and all classes will be taking the 3rd round of the Interim testing the week of 3/24.

 

 

 

 

Millennium High School

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net.

Activities

Next week is a Spirit Week at MHS, culminating in our Spring Sports Rally on 3/6. Here are the dress-up theme days for our week of pride!

Monday, 3/2 – Athletes vs Mathletes — dress like a jock or dress like a “nerd”

Tuesday, 3/3 – Tourist Day — big hats, shirts from other places, sunscreen on your nose, camera around your neck, etc

Wednesday, 3/4 – Iconic Duo — dress to match with a friend (theme like ketchup and mustard optional!)

Thursday, 3/5 – Blackout/Whiteout — Underclassmen dress in white, upperclassmen dress in black

Friday, 3/6 – Falcon/Nest Pride Day — Wear MHS Falcon gear or nest colors for our rally!

Prom

Millennium Charter Prom is 3/14, from 7-11 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, Delta Ballroom. The theme is “An Evening at Gatsby’s”. Tickets are $80 and may be purchased by check, cash, or card through Miss Lamanna, or Miss Ramirez in the finance office.

A full, three-course gourmet dinner and dessert are included in that price! The menu is:

Garden Salad Bar

Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Herbs

Tri-Tip with Mushroom Demi-Glaze

Roasted Red Potatoes

Creamy Pesto Bowtie Pasta

Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

Assorted Breads and Rolls with Butter

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Water and Lemonade will be served in carafes.

Tickets must be purchased by 3/6 for students to attend. Guests from other schools are welcome to join our students, but must have a completed guest pass and ID — tickets will not be sold to anyone who has not returned their completed guest pass, signed by an administrator from their guest’s school.

Disneyland Grad Nite

The $50 deposit to reserve your spot on the Disneyland Grad Nite trip is due by March 1st. This may be paid through our paypal donation portal at the bottom of the page on http://tracylearningcenter.com, or through our front office or Miss Lamanna by check, cash, or card. The full cost to attend Disneyland is $240. The $50 deposit reserves your student’s ticket and counts toward the $240 cost. Packets were sent home with students regarding this trip on our return from Winter Break. Extra information/release form packets are available in the front office and with Miss Lamanna.

Speech and Debate

Over the last month, our speech and debate team has attended collegiate invitationals at James Logan and at UC Berkeley. We are honored that Shika Acolatse and Lucy Lamanna distinguished themselves by placing as octafinalists in these prestigious and competitive tournaments. Good luck to our Falcon Speech and Debate team as they had to their state championship qualifier this weekend!

 

 

This Week in MHS Math….

For the past 2 weeks, the entire math department has been doing Interim Testing to give students a glimpse at what is coming for State Testing in April. Although, only the Juniors take the test in April, we tested Freshmen-Sophomores these two weeks. It is really good practice as some of getting used to the test is getting used to taking it on the computer. We have been stressing the importance of state testing and students are feeling the importance the more that we talk about it.

All classes resume back to normal next week!

Every student will be receiving a purple form in the next week or so. This is a form they will fill out that pertains to their current class grade, what math classes they have taken already and Davis Test scores. Students should fill this out, get their teacher to initial it and bring it to their meetings with Mrs. Stewar next month as they begin scheduling.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Weekly Schedule

(Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf, Tennis, Boys Volleyball & Swim):
Saturday 2/29: Softball @ Pacheco, 11am

V Baseball @ Delta Charter, 11am

Monday 3/2: Boys Volleyball @ Tracy High, 6pm

Tuesday 3/3: JV Baseball @ Stagg, 3:30pm

V Baseball @ Stagg, 6pm

Wednesday 3-4: Softball vs Rio Vista, 4pm

Thursday 3-5: JV/V Baseball @ West High, 3:30pm

Softball @ West High, 4pm

Saturday 3/7: Boys Volleyball @ Stockton Classic Tournament

JV/V Baseball @ Mountain House, 11am (Varsity to begin around 2pm, after JV)

Sports Scores:

Softball: Falcons 18, Lathrop 16

V Baseball: Falcons 5, Delta Charter 6

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium? Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!

FALCON PRIDE!!

Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Baseball, Softball, Track & Field: eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)

COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!

This Friday was Delta College Application day! Seniors who needed to reapply or apply for admission were invited to attend a no appointment open lab workshop and were assisted through the process. Some students also finished submitting their FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) before this March 2nd deadline.

If a senior missed the workshop, there will be another one at the Delta College Mountain House campus:

Scholarships

It’s scholarship season! There are many great scholarships available for seniors right now. Please see the Counseling Office’s updated list of scholarship opportunities here: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Scholarship-List-February-2020-1.pdf

REMINDER TO SENIORS AND PARENTS – FAFSA DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY MARCH 2ND, 2020 – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY REGARDLESS OF THEIR POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS. VISIT: https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to create an FSA ID then, complete the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.ed.gov for students with social security #’s Students without a social security should complete https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

Delta College is also hosting their Dream Conference this Saturday, February 29th:

Delta College Early Start Program (For Current 9th-11th Graders) Info Meeting

Students interested in taking a class at Delta College this summer should attend an informational meeting on Friday, 3/6 at 12:15 in Room 102 or 1:15 in Room 107, depending on their lunch. See our website for further information about the program, dates to be updated: http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo

 

 

A Message from Virginia Feb. 14, 2020

I wanted to remind all our TLC families that next week is our last week of open enrollment. It is an exciting time when we begin to bring in new students into our school. Unfortunately, space is limited and we usually have to use the lottery system so each student has a fair chance as our applications far exceed our openings.

TK / Kindergarten Enrollment 2020/2021 SchoolYear

Application for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2020-2021

Must apply between February 2, 2020 thru February 28, 2020 between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All applications MUST be turned in at 51 E. Beverly Place. No applications will be accepted at the Preschool location. Current student siblings must also apply.

Applications after February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM will be placed on the waiting list AFTER the lottery process.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Students born from September 2, 2015 to December 2, 2015

Kindergarten (K)

Students born from December 3, 2014 to September 1, 2015

Lottery

A lottery for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Tracy Learning Center Gym at 51 E. Beverly Place.

Priority for Enrollment

1. Board Members/Staff

2. Siblings of Current Students

3. Students that live in the TUSD boundaries

4. All other students

Enrollment Numbers

Primary charter school will have 33 openings for Transitional Kindergarten and 30 openings for Kindergarten. These openings will be filled using the above priorities using a lottery to fill any openings after the siblings have applied. If we receive more sibling applications than open spots, the lottery will begin with the siblings, then all other students for the waiting list.

Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

 

 

Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years

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

 

 

Donation Letters

Donation letters have been sent out for the 2019 tax season. Please be sure when making donations you specify the person making the donation as well as the student the donation is being made for. If you have not received your letter, please email Barbra Ramirez at bramirez@tracylc.net. Many letters are ready but there is no address to send them to. Thank you so much for your time and patience.

Mother Son Masquerade Ball!!!

Thank you to those that attended the dance! Pictures will be sent home in next week’s Friday folders!

 

 

Lunch Menu Week of Feb. 17 – 21

Mon – Holiday

Tues – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Veggie Burger

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Chicken Strips and Fries

Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.

 

 

Have you noticed?? Over Winter Break, Mr. Hepner and his team worked to get up our new Tracy Learning Center and Millennium pole flags, displaying a little more of that Falcon Pride for those passing by!

 

 

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

TLC Preschool: Art Show and Silent Auction!

TLC preschool will have its annual art show on February 21, 2020 6:30-8:00. More details to come home soon!

Our Art show is almost here! Students are still working hard to get their murals ready! This week we’ve been practicing tints and tone by adding black and white into primary colors! We hope you can come see our works of art!

 

 

 

Initial Phase

Did you know that every day the teachers take at least ten minutes to read a book to the entire class? Additionally, our school principal, Mrs. Stewart comes in to read to our class every other Friday. We have found that students can learn so much from listening to an adult read a book and having discussions about what they heard. Just listening to someone read fluently, with a proper pace and expression can help students with developing into a beginning reader. We ask students for predictions, inferences, comprehension questions, and integrate mini vocabulary lessons. In hopes of sparking a joy of reading through our read alouds we are introducing the children to new books, authors, and types of literature.

This week in TK, we learned all about Habitats.

First, we learned all about the Arctic Habitat. Some of the animals that live there are polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. The weather can get as low as –50. Brrr!

. Next we learned about the Rainforest Habitat. There are four levels in this habitat! Some of the animals that live here are birds, snakes, monkeys and sloths.

Lastly, we learned about the Ocean Habitat! The kids really enjoyed learning about all the animals that live here. Some are octopus, squid and even plants like seaweed.

 

 

Please remember the Habitat projects are due February 24th!!

Phase One:

A short but busy week in Phase 1! Congratulations to all the students that reached their AR Goal. They got to participate in a fun AR Party. New goals started this week. Keep Reading!

In Social Studies this week, students learned about what Presidents Day is all about and why we celebrate it. They even discovered that some of our presidents are pictured on our money! We also learned about some important and famous African-Amercians who contributed so much to our country; such as Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Rosa Parks. We read the book, The Crayon Box That Talked and learned that it takes ALL kinds to make something beautiful!

Conferences are coming up soon. Check your student’s Red Folder for sign ups.

 

 

Phase Two:

This week we introduced our biography research project to our phase 2 students. They will be researching a famous American and completing a presentation and a bobblehead of their subject! We are excited to see our students so enthusiastic to get started.

Please fill out and return the Parent-Teacher conference sign up sheet in your child’s green folder today. Conference times will be sent home on February 28th. Conferences will be held on March 10-12. Thank you!

We also received 15 new Chromebooks this week, thanks to our Read-a-Thon donations! Each classroom also received a locking charging cart to store our Chromebooks.

Thank you to all who donated to our Primary Read-a-Thon! This week our classes received new ipads and Chromebooks! We are so fortunate to have these resources in our classrooms. Look at our excited phase 1 students, receiving new ipads for their classroom, delivered by our MHS tech interns!

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

tlc-logo

A Message from Virginia Feb. 14, 2020

I wanted to remind all our TLC families that next week is our last week of open enrollment. It is an exciting time when we begin to bring in new students into our school. Unfortunately space is limited and we usually have to use the lottery system so each student has a fair chance as our applications far exceed our openings.

TK / Kindergarten Enrollment 2020/2021 SchoolYear

Application for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2020-2021

Must apply between February 2, 2020 thru February 28, 2020 between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All applications MUST be turned in at 51 E. Beverly Place. No applications will be accepted at the Preschool location. Current student siblings must also apply.

Applications after February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM will be placed on the waiting list AFTER the lottery process.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Students born from September 2, 2015 to December 2, 2015

Kindergarten (K)

Students born from December 3, 2014 to September 1, 2015

Lottery

A lottery for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Tracy Learning Center Gym at 51 E. Beverly Place.

Priority for Enrollment

1. Board Members/Staff

2. Siblings of Current Students

3. Students that live in the TUSD boundaries

4. All other students

Enrollment Numbers

Primary charter school will have 33 openings for Transitional Kindergarten and 30 openings for Kindergarten. These openings will be filled using the above priorities using a lottery to fill any openings after the siblings have applied. If we receive more sibling applications than open spots, the lottery will begin with the siblings, then all other students for the waiting list.

Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years

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

Donation Letters

Donation letters have been sent out for the 2019 tax season. Please be sure when making donations you specify the person making the donation as well as the student the donation is being made for. If you have not received your letter, please email Barbra Ramirez at bramirez@tracylc.net. Many letters are ready but there is no address to send them to. Thank you so much for your time and patience.

Mother Son Masquerade Ball!!!

Thank you to those that attended the dance! Pictures will be sent home in next week’s Friday folders!

Lunch Menu Week of Feb. 17 – 21

Mon – Holiday

Tues – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Veggie Burger

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Chicken Strips and Fries

Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.

Have you noticed?? Over Winter Break, Mr. Hepner and his team worked to get up our new Tracy Learning Center and Millennium pole flags, displaying a little more of that Falcon Pride for those passing by!

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

TLC Preschool: Art Show and Silent Auction!

TLC preschool will have its annual art show on February 21, 2020 6:30-8:00. More details to come home soon!

Our Art show is almost here! Students are still working hard to get their murals ready! This week we’ve been practicing tints and tone by adding black and white into primary colors! We hope you can come see our works of art!

Initial Phase

Did you know that every day the teachers take at least ten minutes to read a book to the entire class? Additionally, our school principal, Mrs. Stewart comes in to read to our class every other Friday. We have found that students can learn so much from listening to an adult read a book and having discussions about what they heard. Just listening to someone read fluently, with a proper pace and expression can help students with developing into a beginning reader. We ask students for predictions, inferences, comprehension questions, and integrate mini vocabulary lessons. In hopes of sparking a joy of reading through our read alouds we are introducing the children to new books, authors, and types of literature.

This week in TK, we learned all about Habitats.

First, we learned all about the Arctic Habitat. Some of the animals that live there are polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. The weather can get as low as –50. Brrr!

. Next we learned about the Rainforest Habitat. There are four levels in this habitat! Some of the animals that live here are birds, snakes, monkeys and sloths.

Lastly, we learned about the Ocean Habitat! The kids really enjoyed learning about all the animals that live here. Some are octopus, squid and even plants like seaweed.

Please remember the Habitat projects are due February 24th!!

 

Phase One:

A short but busy week in Phase 1! Congratulations to all the students that reached their AR Goal. They got to participate in a fun AR Party. New goals started this week. Keep Reading!

In Social Studies this week, students learned about what Presidents Day is all about and why we celebrate it. They even discovered that some of our presidents are pictured on our money! We also learned about some important and famous African-Amercians who contributed so much to our country; such as Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Rosa Parks. We read the book, The Crayon Box That Talked and learned that it takes ALL kinds to make something beautiful!

Conferences are coming up soon. Check your student’s Red Folder for sign ups.

Phase Two:

This week we introduced our biography research project to our phase 2 students. They will be researching a famous American and completing a presentation and a bobblehead of their subject! We are excited to see our students so enthusiastic to get started.

Please fill out and return the Parent-Teacher conference sign up sheet in your child’s green folder today. Conference times will be sent home on February 28th. Conferences will be held on March 10-12. Thank you!

We also received 15 new Chromebooks this week, thanks to our Read-a-Thon donations! Each classroom also received a locking charging cart to store our Chromebooks.

Thank you to all who donated to our Primary Read-a-Thon! This week our classes received new ipads and Chromebooks! We are so fortunate to have these resources in our classrooms. Look at our excited phase 1 students, receiving new ipads for their classroom, delivered by our MHS tech interns!

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

March 9-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (5/6) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Top 5 Nest Point Earners:

Saker:

Amur:

Kestrel:

Peregrine:


Mrs. Zuniga’s Math:

*Note for all classes: Finals will be taken Wednesday, February 26. If a student is absent, it will be a missing assignment and it will be their responsibility to makeup the final when they return.

Varsity: The students are close to finishing up Unit 3 and we will begin reviewing for our final next week.

Scholastic: We played games to use our fraction kits and have practiced concepts such as equivalent and simplifying fractions. Students took their second quiz this week for the unit and will be reviewing for their final next week.

Honors: Our class took their first quiz on the unit this week. We will be taking a small break next week to review and take our final.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Varsity: Students learned about equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and fractions on a number line. In the coming students, will be taking the finals for the second trimester, and will later continue with the unit about fractions.

Scholastic: Students spent this week learning about prime factorization, gcf, and lcm. In the coming weeks, students will be taking the finals for the second trimester, and will later continue with the unit about fractions.

 

Honors: Students completed the fourth unit by learning about word problems, scatter-plots and the best-fit line. In the coming weeks students will be preparing for the finals for the second trimester, scheduled on 2/28/2020.

All of my students are asked to get a Science board (a tri-fold board) by the end of next week. The size of this board needs to (approximately) 48inches x 36 inches.

In the picture below, Scholastic students are having fun learning while playing “GCF-LCM Scavenger Hunt”

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:

We have completed another week of learning – a short week with a lot of learning. In Language Arts, the focus was on the difference between friendly and business letter formats. It gave us a chance to practice punctuation rules we have learned (maybe) and capitalization rules. It also gave us the opportunity to practice business letter format for our SWO letters in Math.

We continued reading Frankenstein – the first murder has happened. We know who did it, but the people in the book do not. Varsity continued Comprehension practice in small groups. Scholastic and Honors also heard some music leading us to Opera – we are developing out ear for Opera as we listen to this music. We are also learning all the wild stories that have happened in history that are related to our Humanities curriculum.

Next week is our Trimester Final. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will review in class and have some homework. Thursday and Friday will be the final.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

What do Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein, Charlie Gordon, and Vivien Thomas all share in common (no punchline)? Hopefully, the learners will be able to draw some original conclusions about where mankind has been and where he is going. We have covered the basic Ancient Greek classics, and we are in the middle of Frankenstein. “Flowers for Algernon” and Something the Lord Made are on the horizon for our next projects. I will have an edited copy of the film and will send permission slips home before viewing. I am excited about the learners comparing a myth, short story, film, and novel to find common themes and make 21st century meaning out of messages for an antiquated audience.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:

This week in Social Studies, students prepared for our quiz on the Golden Age of Athens. They created one page study guides at the beginning of the week and later on we played a review game called “Trashketball”. The rules of the game are quite simple. Either Mr. Bird or I pick a random popsicle stick with a students name on it and we ask them a question. If they get it right, they can come up to the front of the class and attempt to shoot a ball made of scratch paper into a basketball hoop we have in class. They can shoot from the 10, 15, 20, or 25 Nest Point Zone. I think everyone including Mr. Bird and I enjoy this game because it is fun, interactive, and most importantly, it helps students study for the quiz. Next Week we are going to introduce Alexander The Great and Hellenism.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week, we learned about where most of the Earth’s water is found and that out of all the natural resources, we can only consume 1% of the Earth’s water. D9 also became a court room where we had three cases from three different industries wanting to build their companies/factories near a natural resource. They had to think of three arguments why they should be able to build and how they need to use the resources. In contrast, three groups of environmental conservationists had to present counter-arguments and solutions for the industry’s proposal. See below for the courtroom in action! Next week, we learn about the water cycle which will segway us into learning about the weather.

 

 

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about The Most Dangerous Chemical to Humans (Kaeden Springer) and the The Top 5 Cutest Animals That Can Kill You (Luke Alger). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

 

Awesomely Interesting Announcements

  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
    Google Classroom Hon/Scholastic code→ jp9wlua
    Google Classroom Varsity code→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website:
    https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com

 

 

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm
    • Mandatory. If you cannot make it please be sure to contact me for the information
    • Will discuss final details for trip departure and return
    • Will collect the round-trip bus ride payment

 

Science Olympiad

  • Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7th-8th

 

 

  • National School Choice Week!

Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!

https://youtu.be/bYvLC209r3I

 

  • Parent Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your students homeroom teacher!

 

 

Nest Certificate Winners for Week 25:

 

 

Winner of Amazon Gift Card in Nest Certificate Drawing (Jan):

School Improvement Committee Invitation!

The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, acerezo@tracylc.net for more information.

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (56) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Technology with Ms. Ferguson:

What a trimester! The second trimester of technology is quickly coming to a close and the students are working extremely hard to get all of their work done by the end!

The students are currently working on their two-part final project. This project is called “shark tank” and for the first part, the students are to make a presentation about a product they have invented or researched that they would like to pitch to a panel of “sharks”, much like the popular TV show Shark Tank. For this presentation, the students will be showing off all of the skills they learned throughout the trimester. For part two of the project, the students will be presenting their product to a panel of “sharks”, which will be students from their class that are randomly picked each day.

It has been a wonderful trimester and I look forward to my last groups of students that begin trimester three with me on March 9th!

Art with Ms. Losen:

In art this week, students are working on creating Pop Art inspired depictions of popular brand logos as well as editing the final cuts of their short films.

 

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Millennium High School

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net.

This Week in Physical Education….

Coach Easterday, Coach Espinoza and Coach KV’s classes just finished their five week fitness unit. Each student created S.M.A.R.T goals to improve one of their health related fitness components. Students learned about the bones and muscles as well as how to create workouts that would help them reach their goals. Students learned a variety of exercises and which muscles each exercise focused on. They also were introduced to a variety of equipment including: weight bars, bosu balls, TRX straps, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, simply fit boards, and slam balls.

The PE classes are now in field hockey and disc games. They will be learning a variety of skills and learning to play the game.

 

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

CCAA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!

Weekly Schedule (Girls & Boys Soccer, Girls & Boys Basketball):

Friday 2/21: Boys Volleyball @ West High (Scrimmage), 4pm

Sports Scores:

Girls Basketball: Falcons , Le Grand

Girls Soccer: Falcons 2, Buckingham Charter 3

Varsity Boys Soccer: Falcons 0, Rio Vista 5

Varsity Boys Basketball: Falcons 51, Argonaut 75

 

 

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium? Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

 

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support! FALCON PRIDE!!

 

 

Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Baseball, Softball, Track & Fieldl: eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)

 

 

COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!

What an exciting week of fundraising! Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended the 9th Annual TLC’s Got Talent show! We sold a record number of tickets (316 total) and had the highest number of participants in the show. We have a great deal of talent on the TLC campus, especially our teachers! If anyone has pictures from the show, please send them to mhscounseling@tracylc.net Thank you!

Interact Club worked hard all week baking and prepping for their annual bake sale to the Tracy Sunrise Rotarian members at the Four Corner’s Restaurant – a staggering amount of $415 was raised. The auctioneer was our very own TLC Board President Mike Sousa! Stand by to see where the generous amount will be used for an international project. In addition, an art project of this year’s international rotary logo was painted and will be in the silent auction at the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Shrimp Dinner next weekend. The club learned many aspects of our School Wide Outcomes…especially collaboration!

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

March 9-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (5/6) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Top 5 Nest Point Earners:

Saker:

Amur:

Kestrel:

Peregrine:


Mrs. Zuniga’s Math:

*Note for all classes: Finals will be taken Wednesday, February 26. If a student is absent, it will be a missing assignment and it will be their responsibility to makeup the final when they return.

Varsity: The students are close to finishing up Unit 3 and we will begin reviewing for our final next week.

Scholastic: We played games to use our fraction kits and have practiced concepts such as equivalent and simplifying fractions. Students took their second quiz this week for the unit and will be reviewing for their final next week.

Honors: Our class took their first quiz on the unit this week. We will be taking a small break next week to review and take our final.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Varsity: Students learned about equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and fractions on a number line. In the coming students, will be taking the finals for the second trimester, and will later continue with the unit about fractions.

Scholastic: Students spent this week learning about prime factorization, gcf, and lcm. In the coming weeks, students will be taking the finals for the second trimester, and will later continue with the unit about fractions.

Honors: Students completed the fourth unit by learning about word problems, scatter-plots and the best-fit line. In the coming weeks students will be preparing for the finals for the second trimester, scheduled on 2/28/2020.

All of my students are asked to get a Science board (a tri-fold board) by the end of next week. The size of this board needs to (approximately) 48inches x 36 inches.

In the picture below, Scholastic students are having fun learning while playing “GCF-LCM Scavenger Hunt”

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:

We have completed another week of learning – a short week with a lot of learning. In Language Arts, the focus was on the difference between friendly and business letter formats. It gave us a chance to practice punctuation rules we have learned (maybe) and capitalization rules. It also gave us the opportunity to practice business letter format for our SWO letters in Math.

We continued reading Frankenstein – the first murder has happened. We know who did it, but the people in the book do not. Varsity continued Comprehension practice in small groups. Scholastic and Honors also heard some music leading us to Opera – we are developing out ear for Opera as we listen to this music. We are also learning all the wild stories that have happened in history that are related to our Humanities curriculum.

Next week is our Trimester Final. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will review in class and have some homework. Thursday and Friday will be the final.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

What do Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein, Charlie Gordon, and Vivien Thomas all share in common (no punchline)? Hopefully, the learners will be able to draw some original conclusions about where mankind has been and where he is going. We have covered the basic Ancient Greek classics, and we are in the middle of Frankenstein. “Flowers for Algernon” and Something the Lord Made are on the horizon for our next projects. I will have an edited copy of the film and will send permission slips home before viewing. I am excited about the learners comparing a myth, short story, film, and novel to find common themes and make 21st century meaning out of messages for an antiquated audience.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:

This week in Social Studies, students prepared for our quiz on the Golden Age of Athens. They created one page study guides at the beginning of the week and later on we played a review game called “Trashketball”. The rules of the game are quite simple. Either Mr. Bird or I pick a random popsicle stick with a students name on it and we ask them a question. If they get it right, they can come up to the front of the class and attempt to shoot a ball made of scratch paper into a basketball hoop we have in class. They can shoot from the 10, 15, 20, or 25 Nest Point Zone. I think everyone including Mr. Bird and I enjoy this game because it is fun, interactive, and most importantly, it helps students study for the quiz. Next Week we are going to introduce Alexander The Great and Hellenism.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week, we learned about where most of the Earth’s water is found and that out of all the natural resources, we can only consume 1% of the Earth’s water. D9 also became a court room where we had three cases from three different industries wanting to build their companies/factories near a natural resource. They had to think of three arguments why they should be able to build and how they need to use the resources. In contrast, three groups of environmental conservationists had to present counter-arguments and solutions for the industry’s proposal. See below for the courtroom in action! Next week, we learn about the water cycle which will segway us into learning about the weather.

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about The Most Dangerous Chemical to Humans (Kaeden Springer) and the The Top 5 Cutest Animals That Can Kill You (Luke Alger). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

Awesomely Interesting Announcements

  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
    Google Classroom Hon/Scholastic code→ jp9wlua
    Google Classroom Varsity code→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website:
    https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm
    • Mandatory. If you cannot make it please be sure to contact me for the information
    • Will discuss final details for trip departure and return
    • Will collect the round-trip bus ride payment

Science Olympiad

  • Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Discovery Middle School 7th-8th

  • National School Choice Week!

Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!

https://youtu.be/bYvLC209r3I

  • Parent Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your students homeroom teacher!

Nest Certificate Winners for Week 25:

Winner of Amazon Gift Card in Nest Certificate Drawing (Jan):

School Improvement Committee Invitation!

The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, acerezo@tracylc.net for more information.

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (56) kprescott@tracylc.net

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVtC0iTx7d_P6zCNCd7FuXfYEVIy_0lErXc5cfOrRaBWDj6Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Technology with Ms. Ferguson:

What a trimester! The second trimester of technology is quickly coming to a close and the students are working extremely hard to get all of their work done by the end!

The students are currently working on their two-part final project. This project is called “shark tank” and for the first part, the students are to make a presentation about a product they have invented or researched that they would like to pitch to a panel of “sharks”, much like the popular TV show Shark Tank. For this presentation, the students will be showing off all of the skills they learned throughout the trimester. For part two of the project, the students will be presenting their product to a panel of “sharks”, which will be students from their class that are randomly picked each day.

It has been a wonderful trimester and I look forward to my last groups of students that begin trimester three with me on March 9th!

Art with Ms. Losen:

In art this week, students are working on creating Pop Art inspired depictions of popular brand logos as well as editing the final cuts of their short films.

Millennium High School

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net.

This Week in Physical Education….

Coach Easterday, Coach Espinoza and Coach KV’s classes just finished their five week fitness unit. Each student created S.M.A.R.T goals to improve one of their health related fitness components. Students learned about the bones and muscles as well as how to create workouts that would help them reach their goals. Students learned a variety of exercises and which muscles each exercise focused on. They also were introduced to a variety of equipment including: weight bars, bosu balls, TRX straps, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, simply fit boards, and slam balls.

The PE classes are now in field hockey and disc games. They will be learning a variety of skills and learning to play the game.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

CCAA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!

Weekly Schedule (Girls & Boys Soccer, Girls & Boys Basketball):

Friday 2/21: Boys Volleyball @ West High (Scrimmage), 4pm

Sports Scores:

Girls Basketball: Falcons , Le Grand

Girls Soccer: Falcons 2, Buckingham Charter 3

Varsity Boys Soccer: Falcons 0, Rio Vista 5

Varsity Boys Basketball: Falcons 51, Argonaut 75

NOW HIRING: Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

Girls Volleyball (All levels): https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium? Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support! FALCON PRIDE!!

Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Baseball, Softball, Track & Fieldl: eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)

COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!

What an exciting week of fundraising! Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended the 9th Annual TLC’s Got Talent show! We sold a record number of tickets (316 total) and had the highest number of participants in the show. We have a great deal of talent on the TLC campus, especially our teachers! If anyone has pictures from the show, please send them to mhscounseling@tracylc.net Thank you!

Interact Club worked hard all week baking and prepping for their annual bake sale to the Tracy Sunrise Rotarian members at the Four Corner’s Restaurant – a staggering amount of $415 was raised. The auctioneer was our very own TLC Board President Mike Sousa! Stand by to see where the generous amount will be used for an international project. In addition, an art project of this year’s international rotary logo was painted and will be in the silent auction at the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Shrimp Dinner next weekend. The club learned many aspects of our School Wide Outcomes…especially collaboration!

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

 

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A Message from Virginia                                                                 Feb. 14, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at approximately 12:47pm we were advised to lock down our school due to a possible arrest taking place on the corner of Mae and Beverly. An overhead announcement was made and all students and staff were sent indoors. We were in direct communication with the Tracy Police Department throughout this ordeal. Our phone message machine’s greeting was changed immediately to give parents an update of our current situation. A Charter Chatter electronic message along with an Aeries text message were also sent out to all parents. We also updated our web page, facebook page and twitter sites. We also allowed students to contact their parents with their cell phones for added reassurance. Our lock down was released at 2:30pm by the Tracy Learning Center.

 

Parents, please remember to go to tlccharterchatter.com and make certain you are signed up to receive Charter Chatter updates and also be sure to contact the office at (209) 290-0511 with any primary phone number changes.

 

We feel this “lock down” was handled very well with the end result of the suspect being apprehended. The Tracy Police Department was extremely professional and reassuring and had excellent communication with the school and social media sites. We would also like to extend our appreciation to our parents for their patience and understanding during this somewhat stressful situation. As always, the safety of our students was our biggest focus.

 

Have a very good weekend and enjoy the extra day off on Monday.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Tracy Learning Center Staff

 

 

 

 

 

TK / Kindergarten Enrollment 2020/2021 SchoolYear

Application for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2020-2021

Must apply between February 2, 2020 thru February 28, 2020 between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All applications MUST be turned in at 51 E. Beverly Place.  No applications will be accepted at the Preschool location. Current student siblings must also apply.

Applications after February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM will be placed on the waiting list AFTER the lottery process.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Students born from September 2, 2015 to December 2, 2015

Kindergarten (K)

Students born from December 3, 2014 to September 1, 2015

Lottery

A lottery for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Tracy Learning Center Gym at 51 E. Beverly Place.

Priority for Enrollment

  1. Board Members/Staff
  2. Siblings of Current Students
  3. Students that live in the TUSD boundaries
  4. All other students

Enrollment Numbers

Primary charter school will have 33 openings for Transitional Kindergarten and 30 openings for Kindergarten.  These openings will be filled using the above priorities using a lottery to fill any openings after the siblings have applied.  If we receive more sibling applications than open spots, the lottery will begin with the siblings, then all other students for the waiting list.

Next School Holiday

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

 

Personal/Family Days for Current and Future School Years

 

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

 

Donation Letters

 

Donation letters have been sent out for the 2019 tax season. Please be sure when making donations you specify the person making the donation as well as the student the donation is being made for. If you have not received your letter, please email Barbra Ramirez at bramirez@tracylc.net. Many letters are ready but there is no address to send them to. Thank you so much for your time and patience.

Mother Son Masquerade Ball!!!

Thank you to those that attended the dance! Pictures will be sent home in next week’s Friday folders!

 

Lunch Menu Week of Feb. 17 – 21

Mon – Holiday

Tues – Pizza

Wed – Beef or Veggie Burger

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Chicken Strips and Fries

Don’t forget to click the STAR after scanning and enter your student’s classroom number for credit.

 

Have you noticed??  Over Winter Break, Mr. Hepner and his team worked to get up our new Tracy Learning Center and Millennium pole flags, displaying a little more of that Falcon Pride for those passing by!

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NOW HIRING:  Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

 

Girls Volleyball (All levels):  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

 

Primary Read-a-Thon final total!  We raised $10,645! Thank you to everyone who donated.  We are so proud of all the minutes that were read last week too!  Congratulations to the winning class…P2!  They enjoyed a donut party on Friday.  Thank you again! 

 

TLC Preschool: Art Show and Silent Auction!

TLC preschool will have its annual art show on February 21, 2020 6:30-8:00. More details to come home soon! 

Capture

Our Art show is almost here! Students are still working hard to get their murals ready!   This week we’ve been practicing tints and tone by adding black and white into primary colors! We hope you can come see our works of art!

 

 

Initial Phase

Important reminder: There is no school this Monday, February 17th for President’s Day!

P2 had a fun day celebrating Valentine’s day! We passed out Valentines, made a fun Valentine themed snack, made bracelets, and played Valentine bingo! 

In honor of President’s Day, students started learning all about George Washington and  Abraham Lincoln this week. We will continue our study about these two important presidents as well as important American symbols. 

We hope everyone enjoys their long weekend! 

 

This week in TK, we learned all about Presidents and US Symbols.

First, we learned all about some of the US Symbols that we have.  The students created a quilt showing some of the symbols.

Then we learned about Abraham Lincoln.  He has so many items dedicated to him…. The penny, the $5 bill and the Lincoln Memorial.

Next we learned about George Washington.  He was our first president and is on our $1 bill and quarter.

Lastly, we completed a flip book about our US Symbols and our Presidents.  We learned so much!

Phase One:

Phase One students had a great, busy, fun-filled week!  Many students reached their AR Goals this period…some for the first time!  Congratulations!!  AR parties TBA next week.

The Grandparent Interviews were so very interesting.  The students loved sharing facts and things they learned from their grandparents.  It was so fun for them to realize how times change.  Thank you for helping them with this project.

Thank you to all the parents and students who brought treats and wonderful gifts.  Our Valentine’s Day was amazing.  Students ate goodies, did crafts, and learned while having fun.

Remember Monday, February 17th is a holiday and there is no school.  Have a great weekend!

 

Phase Two:

Wow, what a busy week!  On Tuesday we had our first ever Phase 2 Spanish Spelling Bee!  There were 3 representatives from each class and they all did an amazing job.  Our students enjoyed watching the intense competition and cheering on their classmates.  Congratulations to the first place winner…Santiago from P7!

Thank you to everyone who brought treats, cards, and goodies on Friday.  We definitely earned a day of fun.

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Discovery Middle School 5-6

 

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

February 17: NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

 

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (7/8) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (5/6) kprescott@tracylc.net 

 

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Top 5 Nest Point Earners:

Saker:

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Amur:

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Kestrel:

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Peregrine:

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Winner of Our Monthly Top Nest Point Drawing!!! 

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Varsity: The students took their first quiz for Unit 3. The students really took to understanding prime factorization, but we are working on really understanding the definitions and concepts of the words they are learning.

 

Scholastic: Our class has moved into fractions. The students created a fraction kit to help them visualize the problems. We played games to use our fraction kits and have practiced concepts such as equivalent and simplifying fractions.

 

Honors: Our class is chugging along with Unit 4. Students are making the connections between ratios and fractions. They are also learning about tables to figure out proportional and nonproportional relationships.

 

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

 

Varsity: Students started with Unit-4 and enjoyed making their own fraction kit. We spent this week learning about equivalent fractions and decomposing fractions. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about comparing fractions using a fraction bar and a number line.

 

Scholastic: This week started with learning about prime factorization, gcf, and lcm. In the coming weeks, students will be taking a quiz and will be learning about fractions.

 

Honors:  Students learned to solve the word problems by using the slope formula, point-slope method, and the two-point strategy. Students participated in activities like “Word Problem Carousel” and ” Graph Match-up” to reinforce the concepts learned in Unit-4. In the coming weeks, students will be completing the unit by learning about scatter-plots and the best-fit line.

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Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities:

 

This week we continued reading Frankenstien.   The most important thing we learned is the monster is not Frankenstein; the doctor who created him is named Frankenstein.

 

Scholastic and Honors are continuing to read weekly articles about the health and wellness of our planet.  Below are pictures of infographics created from this week’s article about bees in the almond groves.

 

Conferences are coming and you should be receiving the paper about it next week.  That means we will be having a final coming up soon.  We will have a review / study guide – part will be in class and part will be homework.

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Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

 

We’re reading Frankenstein, but no one is scared of the “monster.”  We’re making connections to Ancient Greek literary figures, Artificial Intelligence uses today, and what responsibilities we always have with new technology. We are discussing the balance of automation and freedom, and how our lives are impacted by technological improvements. Our little learners will be ruling the world in 2050. I imagine they will be as upset about losing some technology that has not been invented yet as I am about losing the third pedal in my car. As we are making connections across thousands of years of literature and ideas, I am not testing and quizzing heavily at this moment. However, we will be returning to sentence diagramming and grammar conventions in the coming weeks.

 

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy:

 

This week in 5/6 social studies, our critical thinkers are learning all about the Golden Age of Athens. We are learning about the golden age with learning stations that simulate a walking tour of Athens. Students are discussing the following aspects of Greek culture: religion, sports, sculpture, architecture, drama, and philosophy.

 

Next week, we will create study guides and play review games to prepare for the next quiz. Please be sure to have students review their reading notes as well.

 

The quiz on the Golden Age of Athens will be on Thursday, February 20th. Our next lesson will be all about Alexander the Great!

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Science with Ms. Diaz: 

 

Greetings scientists! This week, Constellations Quiz A grades have been posted. Constellations Quiz B is being graded as we speak and will be posted thereafter. We ‘took off’ from our Solar Systems unit, finishing off with a test and submitting our moon research. Next week, we dive into studies about the Earth’s water and the water cycle. The top students from Trimester 1 were given their pizza lunch on Friday. Being a great class citizen is both rewarding AND filling 🙂

 

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about Facts About Smallpox (Subham Bhattarai) and the Four Scariest Sea Creatures (Isabella Richardson). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

 

Awesomely Interesting Announcements

  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student
    Google Classroom Hon/Scholastic code→ jp9wlua
    Google Classroom Varsity code→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website: https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting–> Tuesday, March 31st @ 6pm
    • Mandatory. If you cannot make it please be sure to contact me for the information
    • Will discuss final details for trip departure and return
    • Will collect the round-trip bus ride payment

Science Olympiad

  • Competition March 14, 2020. McNair High school ~7am-4pm

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

 

Discovery Middle School 7th-8th

  • National School Choice Week!

Please watch the following video to celebrate with us!

https://youtu.be/bYvLC209r3I

  • 78 Dance is 2/19/2020- make sure your student has turned in their permission slip!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences take place the second week of March. Be on the lookout for invitations from your students homeroom teacher!

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Winner of Amazon Gift Card in Nest Certificate Drawing (Jan):

 

 

School Improvement Committee Invitation!

The School Improvement Committee is a new aspect of our DCS team this year. This Committee is comprised of students, staff members, the DCS Team Leads, parents, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Stewart, and a TLC Boardmember (Mr. Murray). We meet roughly once a month to discuss the DCS Action Plan and the overall progress of our school. We would love to welcome new members! If you are at all interested in joining or attending a meeting to find out more about DCS then please contact myself, acerezo@tracylc.net for more information.

 

Leadership:

 

Wednesday, February 19th, 7/8 will be having their Cupid’s Dash dance in the gym from 3:30-5:00 PM. Permission slips were already sent home and are due by Tuesday, February 18th. There is a $3 admission fee! Drinks and snacks will be provided, but any donations are welcomed!!

 

Attention all DCS Parents: 2019-2020 Parent Survey (SURVEY UPDATED)

Attached you will find a Google Form Survey that we are hoping our DCS parents/guardians will fill out. As a team we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and assist our students. We have developed a survey to check in with you all to determine how we are doing and what areas can be improved. If you have a moment, please complete the short survey. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email Ashley Cerezo (78) acerezo@tracylc.net or Kathy Prescott (56) kprescott@tracylc.net 

 

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Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful January!

 

Students in all classes finished the unit on Renaissance and Reformation last week and have began examining the Scientific Revolution.

 

After learning about Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Albert Duhrer, and Johannes Gutenberg, students moved onto the Reformation. Students looked at the events leading up to the Reformation and looked at different pictures that portrayed those events. Students discussed about the church’s selling of indulgences and why it angered the common Europeans at that time. They discussed why Martin Luther would post this 95 Theses to church doors and how the printing press helped spread his words to thousands of peasants across Europe.

 

Students also learned about King Henry VIII and how the catholic church’s reluctance to grant him a divorce from his wife led him to break away from the church and create the Anglican church. Did you know that King Henry VIII married six wives and executed those who did not bore him a son? The irony of all this is that his daughter becomes the future queen of England, who we all know as Queen Elizabeth the first!

 

Now that the trimester is close to ending, those in Ms. Zaca’s homeroom received parent teacher conference slips that are to be turned in by Friday, February 21st. An email was also be sent out to her homeroom parents about the topics they would like to be discussed at their parents teacher conference. Please fill out the survey to help make this a successful parent teacher conference!

 

7th and 8th Grade Science Charter Chatter 

 

In the last several weeks, 7th and 8th grade science has been taking a closer look at something they interact with every single day: Water. We started by taking a look at the movie Disney’s Oceans where students were able to see just how vast the world’s oceans are and how much of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Then we moved on to a slide show of our first set of notes, where we learned that out of the water there appears to be on Earth, we really can only use a shockingly small percentage of that water,  that small percentage of water that we can use is replenished through the water cycle.

 

We have had the chance to do some really interesting and fun labs and projects during this unit. One of the first projects that students were assigned was to create a story of a drop of water traveling through the water cycle. Students had to create a comic book style booklet that follows a water drop as their main character through a storyline of their choice that included each part of the water cycle. The comic books that students turned in were absolutely hilarious and entertaining while still utilizing all of the key vocabulary from the first set of notes. I was really impressed by the creativity and hard work that students put into this assignment.

 

The final project for this unit will be for students to explore the water quality of various cities around the United States and around the world. In the Varsity and Scholastic classes, groups of students worked together to research what kind of water people have available to them in several pre-selected cities from around the United States. Students were able to draw from a deck of cards with the pre-selected cities’ names and states written on them. Once a group drew a card, they had to answer five questions about the water that is available as tap water to the residents of their city. These questions included what, if any, kind of water crises the city faces, where the city gets their water from, what kind of contaminants are commonly found in the city’s water, and what kind of water sanitation/purification process the city uses. In Honors, each group was given a short amount of time to research a city to be the focus of their water quality project. Before proceeding with their research on any given city, they had to be able to make a case for why they thought the city that had chosen would be an interesting topic for a water quality project. They will be wrapping up this project when we come back from the three day weekend, and each group will be presenting the information they researched through a slide show and verbal presentation. Each group will also have the opportunity to propose their ideas to improve the water in their city.

 

 

 


Millennium High School

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

 

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net

 

 

THIS WEEK IN SPANISH….

Much has happened since our last chatter article. Students enrolled in Spanish 1 with Mrs. Amador have completed and presented in front of their peers their skit where they applied and demonstrated their conversational skills in a real life situation. Each group showcased their creativity and used many tools from their artistic toolbox to present their skits in their own unique medium. Some presented life, others created a short film, others creatively used voice over techniques using “Minecraft” characters. 

 

Currently, the Spanish 1 class is exploring new grammar concepts and creating complete sentences in the present indicative tense and learning how to communicate information by asking and answering questions related to their school life and schedule. That includes talking about their schedule, study habits, and grades. They also learned how to tell time and to use compound verb tenses.  

 

Spanish 2 students have also completed and presented in front of class their research project on Costa Rica during our unit related to traveling. The class best and most colorful work is proudly displayed on our classroom “Pride Wall”. They used critical thinking skills to answer questions in Spanish about the country’s food, people, politics, their flag and other interesting details. They also reflected on their final product and  answered one of the essential questions for this unit, “Why is it important to learn about other people’s culture and traditions?”  

 

These days, they have been learning to create sentences using more complex verb conjugations that include the present progressive, past preterit, and to use reflexive pronouns when conjugating reflexive verbs. They are learning many vocabulary words about body parts and learning health conditions that may help students who would want to pursue a career in the medical field to speak in Spanish to their patients. This vocabulary and expressions will also help students who would like to travel abroad and might need to explain an ailment to a health personnel.

 

Spanish 3 students also finished working on their 2nd project. They had to create a script and perform a skit using the restaurant and food vocabulary where they showcased artistic performance and production techniques in order to come up with an interesting story plot. Of course, they also showed their confidence and fluency in the Spanish language as they presented to their peers while being evaluated and sharing their “Wows & Wonders” with each other, after each presentation. 

 

In the current unit, students are learning the imperfect verb tense and other complex grammar concepts towards expressing their thoughts and feelings through performing a bilingual monologue art piece in front of their peers. They are also learning popular songs in Spanish that we are planning to perform at a future school rally.

 

Spanish I

We are in the middle of our family unit. Students have learned all family members in Spanish. This week we focused on months, numbers, birthdays, and birth dates. Students learned possessive adjectives like mi, tu, su, nuestro/a  to talk about their family members, and their birthdays. Next week we will be covering comparative phrases in Spanish. Students will be able to use these along with adjectives to compare their family members to one another. We will conclude the unit with a family book project, in which students will create their family tree in Spanish. They will also dedicate a page of their book to six different family members. The students will have fun making and sharing their book with the class!

Spanish II

We are finishing our unit about vacation, in which the class learned a lot of vocabulary related to being on vacation.  During this unit, the students learned to conjugate –ar verbs in the preterit tense.  They also learned the preterit conjugations for some irregular verbs. Now they can talk about what they did in the past. This week, the students wrote about their last vacation. They used their new conjugations to tell what they did, while they were on vacation.  They enjoyed sharing what they wrote with their classmates!

Spanish III

We are currently covering informal commands in Spanish III. The class seems to understand them very well, even the irregular ones. This week, we played a game in which the students asked other classmates to do certain things, and those who asked had to perform the action requested.  The class was very creative, and came up with very good commands for their classmates.  The students had so much fun making each other sing, dance, laugh, run, act, and more while practicing Spanish commands.  They also anonymously wrote a problem situation they were facing, and they gave each other appropriate advice to solve their problem. They are now ready to start learning negative informal commands next week!

 

 

 

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program to help complete furnishing of the weightroom and equipment purchases:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

 

CCAA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!

 

Weekly Schedule (Girls & Boys Soccer, Girls & Boys Basketball): 

 

**Playoff Brackets will be announced at CIFSJS.org the weekend of 2/14-2/15, and on Millennium Athletics social media!  Stay tuned for schedules for 2/18 and 2/19!

 

Tuesday 2/18, Round 1 (Home Sites):  

Girls Soccer @ Buckingham Charter (Time TBA)

Boys Soccer @ Rio Vista (Time TBA)

Girls Basketball (TBD)

 

Wednesday 2/19, Round 1 (Home Sites):

Boys Basketball (TBD)

 

Sports Scores:

 

Girls Basketball: Falcons 51, Venture 40

CONGRATULATIONS LADY FALCONS BASKETBALL ON SECURING THE CCAA LEAGUE TITLE!

Girls Soccer:  Falcons 0, Venture 5

Varsity Boys Soccer:  Falcons 2, Venture 1

Tiebreaker:  Falcons 1, Venture 0

CONGRATULATIONS FALCONS SOCCER ON SECURING THE CCAA LEAGUE TITLE!

Varsity Boys Basketball:  Falcons 44, Venture 78

JV Boys Basketball:  Falcons 45, Venture 66

 

NOW HIRING:  Fall 2020 Head Athletic Coaches-

 

Girls Volleyball (All levels):  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1275148

 

Interested in a future coaching position at Millennium?  Submit your coaching resume/application here for consideration in future openings:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

 

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:  

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

 

Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Baseball, Softball, Track & Fieldl:  eTeam Email fundraiser (ongoing)

 

COUNSELING, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY NEWS!!!

What an exciting week of fundraising! Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended the 9th Annual TLC’s Got Talent show! We sold a record number of tickets (316 total) and had the highest number of participants in the show. We have a great deal of talent on the TLC campus, especially our teachers! If anyone has pictures from the show, please send them to mhscounseling@tracylc.net Thank you!

 

 

Interact Club worked hard all week baking and prepping for their annual bake sale to the Tracy Sunrise Rotarian members at the Four Corner’s Restaurant – a staggering amount of $415 was raised. The auctioneer was our very own TLC Board President Mike Sousa! Stand by to see where the generous amount will be used for an international project.

 

 

A message from TLC staff…

 

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With regards to the events of yesterday,

On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at approximately 12:47pm we were advised to lock down our school due to a possible arrest taking place on the corner of Mae and Beverly. An overhead announcement was made and all students and staff were sent indoors. We were in direct communication with the Tracy Police Department throughout this ordeal.

To keep parents informed of the situation our phone message machine’s greeting was changed immediately to give parents an update of our current situation.  We also sent out updates via our tlccharterchatter.com newsletter along with an Aeries text message was also sent out to all parents. We updated our, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as actively responded to question via Facebook and the newsletter. We also allowed students to contact their parents with their cell phones for added reassurance. Our lockdown was released at 2:30pm by the Tracy Learning Center.  

Parents, please remember to go to tlccharterchatter.com and make certain you are signed up to receive Charter Chatter updates and to be sure you are receiving our bulk text messages or phone calls, please make sure your cell phone is your PRIMARY number within AERIES student information system- this is the number we will use to contact you. 

We feel this “lock down” was handled very well with the end result of the suspect being apprehended. The Tracy Police Department was extremely professional and reassuring and had excellent communication with the school and social media sites. We would also like to extend our appreciation to our parents for their patience and understanding during this somewhat stressful situation. As always, the safety of our students was our biggest focus. 

 

Have a very good weekend and enjoy the extra day off on Monday.

 

Sincerely,

Tracy Learning Center Staff

TLC Safety Update

We are continuing to stay in contact with Tracy PD regarding the situation.  Our staff and students remain in the classrooms.  No one is in any danger but police do not want parents or students outside while they are working.

 

If we need to make changes to our dismissal procedures we will let you know.

 

Thank you