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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Mrs. Stewart

Happy Mother’s Day! As we celebrate this day, it is important to remember the ultimate teachers for our children are their parents. Children learn the most from them. They model them, they develop similar values and beliefs. It is such an awesome responsibility. It is always so important we try to do the job of parenting as best we can. We all realize the sacrifice and challenges that face us as we continue in the life long job of parenting. Yes, it is a life long job. As our children grow, we need to adjust and refine the role we play, but we continue to be the parent who guides and listens and suggests when it is wanted. There are many stages to parenting. Enjoy the moment and the stage you are now experiencing.

 

 

 

TLC Band Performance

The following groups will be performing

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Bands

Also the MHS Advanced and Beginning Bands 9th-12th

It will be at the Kimball High School Theater. Doors will open @ 6:40pm and the concert will begin at 7:00pm. It is next Thursday 5/16. Suggested donations of $10 for adults, $5 for students/family 11-17yrs, Free 10 yrs or younger.

Thank you,

Roland M. Zepeda

Music Director

Tracy Learning Center

51 E Beverly Place

Tracy, CA 95376

Tel: (909) 528-4922

Website: www.millenniumband.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week May13 – 17

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Strips

Wed -Cheese Quesadilla

Thurs – Fettuccine Alfredo

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

 

NOW HIRING: Athletic Coaches

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

 

 

 

 

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling news students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

 

 

 

 

TK

We had so much fun celebrating our wonderful mothers this week!

During Science, we worked hard all week long to craft lovely bouquets with petals describing all of the things that make our moms extra special!

We also created customized placemats to use during our Mother’s Day Luncheon. We are very grateful to all of the mothers and grandmothers who joined us for this special event!

 

 

 

Initial Phase

First, we would like to wish all the amazing Moms in our class a very Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you all enjoy your special day, you deserve it!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our jog-a-thon! Our class worked so hard to prepare for it and it definitely showed! We are so proud of the amount of effort each student put in and are amazed at the amount of laps that the students ran! Now it is time to go out and collect money from your pledges and then return the jog-a-thon envelopes as soon as possible! There are many prizes for top earners for both classes and individuals!

 

 

 

Phase One:

The Jog-a-Thon was this Friday and the students did AMAZING! It is always so fun and inspiring to watch how determined and motivated they are to beat their previous years lap count. Great job Phase One students!

The students in Phase One will be doing testing May 20-24. There was a letter sent home in Monday’s red folder explaining testing and all the fun activities we have planned for the students in the afternoon. Please make sure that your child gets enough sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school ON TIME. Testing will begin first thing in the morning.

Phase One teachers would like to thank all the parents and students that showered us with gifts this week in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. We feel so special and loved!

 

 

 

Phase Two:

We had a great week in phase 2…we learned more about the gold rush and California history. We discussed the different routes to California and how dangerous it was to travel west. Did you know that many of the gold miners never got rich, but some business owners earned a fortune! We are going to use all of our gold rush knowledge to put on our gold rush day in June.

Please remember that state testing for phase 2 will begin on May 20th. Please see the information letter that came home on Friday.


 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

-Important Announcements-

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

May 13-May 17: DCS LA/Math State Testing

May 22 (Wednesday): ⅚ Dance from 4:00-5:00 PM- Permission slips will be sent home on Monday

DCS Jog-a-Thon:

Kudos to our amazing PE Department for organizing and hosting another successful Jog-a-Thon event! We also appreciate the support and help from TLC parents and sponsors – without you, we could not have such a successful event! The kids ran their little hearts out and some even had personal records in mind to meet or beat! Way to go DCS!

A note from Ms. Rodieck: Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960’s Museum
This week the students started their Dedicated DCS Student SWO Project. This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th. We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays. Their project proposal is due Monday, May 6th. The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th. Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event. If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.

A note from Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga

Please ask your child about the meeting that was held for all ⅚ students this morning (Friday, May 10) by Mrs. Stewart. She sure created a lot of excitement and buzz! The kids are pumped and ready to do their best!

All 3 classes have been working really hard learning how to use the state testing platform and electronic tools they will be using on the computer during state testing week. Ms. T’s classes have even pulled practices from other states! We know all students are going to do great!

Practice tests are available at:

http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

**Select Student and login as a guest

Note: Students will not have any math homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

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

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. A notice will be sent home with reminders

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week all classes are spending a lot of time focusing on their essay writing skills. We have workshopped their introduction paragraphs and have shifted our focus to their body and conclusion paragraphs. These workshops have allowed me to read each paragraph individually and provide immediate feedback. I believe this will dramatically improve the students confidence and ability in essay writing.

We have also spent more time reading from our novel and preparing for the state standardized tests. Please remember that 7th/8th graders are testing May 20th-24th in Math, Language and Science (8th graders only).

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane

Mask Museum display is on the wall showing the terrific research and projects that the 7/8 students did in Drama/Verbal Expression. They first made a short powerpoint showing some of the the styles of masks different cultures have and then decided on a design to develop for their blank mask. Paint, marker, glitter, foam were used to make the design and complete the project.

⅚ students wrote original scripts and made sock puppets and have been performing all week.

During testing weeks Ms. Dane’s enrichment will be Mixed Media collage and design elements.

Mock Trial competed Sat. May 4th, where we took 4 Individual Most Valuable Player awards. Congrats girls and onward to the next trial.

Physical Education:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂


Millennium High School

TLC/ Millennium High School recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items. Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the administration will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and labrador retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use, Tracy Learning Center / Millennium High School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.

Respectfully,

Virginia Stewart

Executive Director

NOW HIRING: Athletic Coaches

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

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

State testing for all students begins next week in the high school. All juniors will be tested during the days Monday and Tuesday.  The following week, students in all grades in Discovery will be tested.  Finally the last week in May the Primary students in grades 3 and 4 will be tested.  These tests are a measure of student growth and progress and are important indicators of school success.

Parents can help with testing results as well. Please look at the following suggested sites.

In a recent letter from the state, we were encouraged to have parents of English Language Learners as well as other students  to use this information to help prepare their students for testing.  

Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s progress and:

  • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
  • See sample test questions.
  • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
  • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

Starting Smarter for the CAASPP can be found at https://ca.startingsmarter.org/, and Starting Smarter for the ELPAC athttps://elpac.startingsmarter.org/.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week May 6 – 10

               

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Taquitos

Wed -Chicken Wrap

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Beef Hot Dog

 

 

 

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

 

 

Spring Play

Millennium High school is proud to announce the spring musical, Into the Woods.  This production marks our high schools tenth year of performing musicals and this revival performance celebrates the return of the very first musical the drama department put on.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this anniversary production of Into the Woods, opening on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, additional performance on Friday, May 10th at 7pm and two performances on Saturday May 9th at 2pm and 7pm.  Thank you for supporting the arts!

Poster Final

Pre-school, TK and PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures are on April 9, 2019

Flyers coming home soon.

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

 

TK

It was a great week back in TK!

During Science, we learned about the life cycles of the butterfly and bumblebee. We completed art projects that demonstrated the process from egg to larva to pupa to adult. We read a silly story about an impatient caterpillar who couldn’t wait to become a butterfly. Plus, we participated in a cut-and-paste related to bumblebee facts!

We also reviewed all of our math and language concepts from earlier in the school year, and, we are happy to report, absolutely no regression since Spring Break! Our students have grown dramatically, and have made great strides in reading and mental math! We are SO proud of them!

 

 

Initial Phase

Don’t forget to collect pledges for the jog-a-thon! It will come up quick when we get back from spring break!

Parents will be charged a late fee as stated in our PCS Handbook of $10 for all late Primary students that are picked up after PCS carline is over (3:35pm).  Please pay Kay or Angie in the office and your child will be sent to the office. Cash or checks  only.

 

 

Phase One:

The Phase One teachers would like to thank all of the parents and families that donated eggs to our classroom egg hunts. This is a yearly tradition that the students absolutely LOVE and it would not be possible without your donation.

Jog-a-Thon envelopes were sent home on Monday. This is a really fun and easy fundraiser so remember to get those pledges!

 

 

Phase Two:

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a relaxing spring break.  Our phase 2 students have state testing coming up soon…May 20th will begin our two weeks of standardized testing. Please note that we will test from 8:30-12:30 every day so please make sure your child is on time!

This week we started our Gold Rush unit…it was such an exciting time in our California history and our students are loving this subject! Some classes even did a “cookie mining” simulation where they purchased “land” (cookies!) and mining supplies (toothpicks). It was a great lesson in just how hard it was to strike it rich!

 

 


 

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

-Important Announcements- 

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.  

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

 

 

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

May 4th- Mock Trial at SJCOE in Stockton

May 8-9: DCS 5th Grade Science State Testing

May 13-May 17: DCS LA/Math State Testing

May 10:  DCS Jog-A-Thon

 

A Note from your PE Department:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂
Your Dedicated DCS PE Staff

 

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960’s Museum

This week the students started their Dedicated DCS Student SWO Project.  This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th.  We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays.  Their project proposal is due Monday, May 6th.  The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th.  Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event.  If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.  

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Students in Varsity are continuing to read Shooting the Moon while Scholastic and Honors have started Full Cicada Moon.  All groups have transitions from reading and studying poetry to writing our own.  After State Testing we will work on creating our own Poetry Anthologies including publishing our own poetry and writing essays about some of our favorite poems.  We are also continuing to learn about Music of the 60’s and learning that not all music is rock and roll, but how rock and roll did influence other types of music.  All students have also been given their second Book Club Book with the book report form.  Check agendas for due dates.  

 

Math Mrs. Zuniga’s classes:

Varsity: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at geometry with shapes and measurements. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals.

Scholastic: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at exponents and order of operations. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals. Next week we will begin looking at graphing and measurements to prepare for state testing.

Honors: Our class is working on test prep for state testing the week of May 13. We have been looking at inequalities, unit rates, and proportions. As well as reviewing operations of fractions and decimals. Next week we will begin looking at graphing and measurements to prepare for state testing. Our class will also be practicing our formulas once again.

Note: Students will not have any homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

 

Math with Ms. T

All 3 classes have been working really hard learning how to use the state testing platform and electronic tools they will be using on the computer during state testing week.  I know we are going to do great! Practice tests are available at:

http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

**Select Student and login as a guest

Note: Students will not have any homework during state testing week. Students need rest and a good breakfast to get them started for test days.

Ms. Christensen LA/Humanities class:  

Honors/Scholastic:  This week in LA we worked on inference with a reading passage, reviewed our capitalization rules, learned about appositives, and direct/indirect clauses.  We also practiced diagramming indirect objects.

Varsity:  We worked on inference passage in small groups, watched videos on appositives and clauses and discussed.  Reviewed diagramming compound subjects/predicates and capitalization.

Writing:  Each group chose a community issue as the focus for their project.  They are writing a lyrical poem which relates to their community issue.  We also did an activity looking at keeping our details focused on the topic of our paragraph/story.

Humanities:  We did Quizlet Live to review the art unit we completed before the break.  We started our art in politics unit.

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.  

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

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

Wednesday May 8th– 8th Grade Parent Activities meeting: Please come to this meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 in D12 to learn about all 8th grade promotional activities! See you there!

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. A notice will be sent home with reminders

May 6-10th is Teacher Appreciation Week!

MAY 10TH is PE’s Annual Jog-a-Thon

Language Arts: Cerezo

Welcome back! We hit the ground running this week! Students were assigned an essay that asks them to analyze the second chapter of our class novel. This essay has several due dates and we will be workshopping it throughout the time.

Each class has read quite a bit this week and students are starting to be able to see how each of the chapters in our novel fit together. It is exciting to watch them piece together the clues.

All classes also participated in a practice test for our upcoming state testing. State Testing will take place the week of May 20th for 7th and 8th graders. A flyer is being sent home with gentle reminders to ensure our students’ success.

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week all technology classes have been working on a slide show called “Moving Away”. The students are working with a partner to choose 4 states that they think they would like to move to, and answering certain research questions about each state, and creating charts to compare the average annual salary and home cost in each state.

This project will be turned in by the end of the class period on Friday, and each class will also be taking a typing test on Friday to check if their words per minute have improved!

Physical Education:

Hiiii Everyone & Welcome Back from “Spring Break!” :)) Our “DCS Annual Jog-A-Thon” is on next Friday, May 10th, & our Students “Pledge Forms” are Due May 7th, whether they collected Jog-A-Thon Pledges or not!!!! Please feel free to help your students to collect money for DCS by taking advantage of posting their pledge form on “Social Media” as we too are parents have done this for our children to help raise money for their schools!!!! 😉

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

 A Note from Ms. T:

On April 27th, eleven ⅞ students went to compete in Math Olympiad.  Shout outs to Team 1 who placed 5th out of 36 competing teams! I enjoyed spending Saturday with you and am proud that you continue your love of math!

 

 

 


Millennium High School

TLC/ Millennium High School recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.

 

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items.  Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items.  If detected and found, the administration will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

 

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and labrador retrievers.  They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected.  Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

 

With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use,  Tracy Learning Center / Millennium High School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.

 

Respectfully,

Virginia Stewart

Executive Director

 

FAST TRACK is Coming Up!

Fast Track is our mandatory summer program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules were mailed out today.  We are not accepting any FAST TRACK schedule change requests at this time.

 

Field Trip to Cal State East Bay and Las Positas

Thirty-seven of our 10th and 11th grade students joined us for a field trip on Friday to the WACAC College Fair hosted by Cal State East Bay, and to Las Positas College.  We had the opportunity to talk with representatives of CSU’s, UC’s, private colleges, and out-of-state colleges by visiting the various booths at the WACAC College Fair.  We then toured Cal State East Bay.  Next, we visited Las Positas Community College and learned a lot about college costs, transfer programs, and the many student support programs available to students.

College Admission Acceptance Day

We celebrated our College Admission Acceptance day this week and some of our college bound seniors gathered to take their picture wearing their future college campus gear.

 

 

This upcoming Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th is a big test day for all of our students in the high school! Our Juniors will be taking the CA Dept of Education Smarter Balance assessments – It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. College readiness is also measured and we want to stress the importance of these assessments. Other grades will be taking Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies school-based tests to measure their proficiency, and content knowledge. Please ensure that your child is in school on these days and prepared to test in the morning.

Rotary Club of Tracy Scholarship Luncheon

Eight Millennium students received scholarships between $500-$1,500 from the Rotary Club of Tracy, and were honored at the club’s yearly luncheon celebrating their scholarship recipients.  Congratulations to our winners who were selected based on their applications and interviews – Richard Lew, Manal Siddiqui, Madelyn Beckner, Richard Smith, Yuvleen Kaur, Kendall Harrington, Ian Galvez, and Leigh Davis!  And a huge thank you to the Tracy Rotary Club for their time and generosity in offering this great opportunity to high school seniors in Tracy!

 

Delta College – College Early Start Meeting – May 9, 2019

The meeting for Fall 2019 College Early Start will take place on Thursday, May 9 in Room 204 at 12:15PM. Any students that are interested in taking college classes in the Fall must attend this meeting. For any questions, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling Department at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

Several of the service clubs at TLC have joined forces and will have a booth and walking at the upcoming Tracy Relay for Life event located at Lincoln Park from 10am – 10:00pm this Saturday, May 4th. Please come visit our booth to support our fundraising efforts or feel free to copy/paste on the following link to help donate toward this wonderful cause.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=91868&pg=team&team_id=2440559 

Thank you for all of your support!

Tawn Schaffran – Interact Club

Lauren Moore – CSF Club

Kathy Prescott and Ashley Cerezo – CJSF Club

The City of Tracy is seeking our help! As part of an effort to reassess the City of Tracy’s Mayor’s Community Youth Support Network (MCYSN) Program, the City is launching an outreach campaign to evaluate the current program and service needs of Tracy’s local youth. The MCYSN Program was launched in 2008 to combat youth gang violence and to provide intervention, prevention, and crisis suppression programs for at-risk youth through a network of local service providers. The City has issued a community survey to gather feedback on the types of programs and services needed to help Tracy youth prosper. The public is encouraged to complete the survey, which can be accessed via the City of Tracy website at www.cityoftracy.org. The survey will close on May 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Direct Survey Links:

Youth Survey

Parent/Adult Survey

School Teacher/Administrator Survey

 

 

Free SAT/ACT Practice Test at the Tracy Library

There is an upcoming SAT/ACT Practice on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00am and an additional practice test in the summer at the Tracy Public Library. Students can register in person or by phone (866-805-7323), first come, first served. All library programs are free.

Welcome Back Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

MAY 1, 2019

LCAP Reaction and Feedback meeting

All interested parents who wish to learn how we plan to spend our funds allocated for low performing students for the 2019-20 school year are invited to a feedback

May 1, 2019

In Room P8

at 4-5PM

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week April 29 – May 3

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Wrap

Wed -Chicken Patty Sandwich

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

 

 

Spring Play

Millennium High school is proud to announce the spring musical, Into the Woods. This production marks our high schools tenth year of performing musicals and this revival performance celebrates the return of the very first musical the drama department put on. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this anniversary production of Into the Woods, opening on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, additional performance on Friday, May 10th at 7pm and two performances on Saturday May 9th at 2pm and 7pm. Thank you for supporting the arts!

 

Poster Final

 

Pre-school, TK and PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures are on April 9, 2019

Flyers coming home soon.

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TK

This week, we participated in several Easter-themed activities! We observed Peeps to see how their physical properties changed when they were submerged in: hot water, cold water, vinegar, and soda. We investigated ramps by participating in an egg roll race. We tested our strength by attempting to break an egg covered in plastic wrap. Plus, we investigated what happens when you add warm water and vinegar to a bowl of jelly beans.

Finally, no Easter-themed week would be complete without a visit from the bunny himself. He even left some plastic eggs on the play yard for us!

Initial Phase

Don’t forget to collect pledges for the jog-a-thon! It will come up quick when we get back from spring break!

Parents will be charged a late fee as stated in our PCS Handbook of $10 for all late Primary students that are picked up after PCS carline is over (3:35pm). Please pay Kay or Angie in the office and your child will be sent to the office. Cash or checks only.

Phase One:

The Phase One teachers would like to thank all of the parents and families that donated eggs to our classroom egg hunts. This is a yearly tradition that the students absolutely LOVE and it would not be possible without your donation.

Jog-a-Thon envelopes were sent home on Monday. This is a really fun and easy fundraiser so remember to get those pledges!

Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students continued our measurement and geometry units. We are seeing great progress in our math scores, even with spring fever in full swing! If your child would like to practice math skills at home over break, they can always go on IXL, Prodigy, or Multiplication.com. There are even great YouTube videos that explain math concepts with songs and rhymes.

Our phase 2 classes also created some beautiful hallway displays this week. Check it out!

Please note that 3rd/4th grade state testing (SBAC) will be the weeks of May 20 and May 28th. Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during those days. Thank you!

Primary parents: PLEASE check the lost and found! We will bring it out at carline every day. All items left after spring break will be donated. It is OVERFLOWING with jackets, sweatshirts, and lunch bags!

 


 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

-Important Announcements-

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

May 13-May 24: DCS State Testing

Highlights for our ⅚ Super Quiz: April 11, 2019

A Note from your PE Department:
Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

 

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

 

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

 

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

 

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

 

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

 

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10thJog-A-Thon Day​

 

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

 

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

 

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

 

Thank You again for your continued support!

 

Discovery Charter School

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

 

 

 

 

Geography with Ms. T

All 3 classes have been working really hard to learn the location of the 50 states and capitals. Our class was lucky to get a resource from MHS and we LOVE it to practice with! We will keep working on mastering this concept but we are going to start exploring bodies of water, regions and continents next!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

 

 

Science with Ms. Diaz

Last Saturday, there was a great student turnout for the Lawrence Livermore hosted Science on Screen event held at the Modesto State Theater. Students were able to listen to a talk from one of the lab’s scientists on the complexity of brain signaling, and then watched the movie Inside Out. Students who attended were: Kaitlyn Otsuki (and family), Vida Lew, Subhaana Osmani, Kaitlyn Kwong, Valerie Sanchez, Chelby Johnson and Kylie Edwards (and parents).

Lastly, here is the link to view another great video made by Frankie Cassara, Joseph Mauer, Alyssa Muniz, Gregory Johnson and Kayla Willis about the stream table experiment they designed, showing off their knowledge about floods and erosion:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gdzKIFU7mWFDLxgkc6m9_qLhQKkNWI6h/view

 

 

DCS 7- 8

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

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

 

Saturday April 13th is this years Academic Pentathlon event at Lathrop High!

 

Saturday, April 27th is ⅞ Math Olympiad- Be on the lookout to those who made this year’s team, Ms. T (ttakeuchi@tracylc.net) sent home permission slips and additional information on April 9th!

 

Wednesday May 8th– 8th Grade Parent Activities meeting: Please come to this meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 in D12 to learn about all 8th grade promotional activities! See you there!

8th Grade -9th Grade College Field Trip

Many 8th and 9th grade students had the opportunity to go to San Francisco State and FIDM this Wednesday April 10th. See below

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week students spent time watching a documentary on the evolution of the Space Race and space travel. They related this to our studies of the 1960’s.

Students also continued reading from our novel, 7 Sanctuaries.

Math:

Varsity- completed unit-7.doing practice for state testing.

Honors- completed unit 9 doing quiz and unit test

Scholastic- .completed unit 7 doing practice for state testing Mr. Singh

 

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

his week in Technology we focused on the difference between professional and unprofessional looking slide shows.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

Students in 7/8 science are wrapping up a project on invertebrates and how they meet the characteristics of the animal kingdom. We will be moving on to vertebrates when we return from the break.

 

Physical Education:

Awesome Job to ALL the 5th & 7th Grade Students That just “Finished Up State Testing” in PE this week!!!! 🙂

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fund Raising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & are accepting applications from Parents/Guardians that would like to “Volunteer!!!!” 🙂 Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home in the coming weeks!!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10th Jog-A-Thon Day​

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

Thank You again for your continued support!

Discovery Charter School

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

Jog-A-Thon

Needs Your Help!

Please plan to join us Friday, May 10th, 2019 as our students run laps to raise money for our school. Students will have the opportunity to earn awards and prizes for the laps they run and money they raise. There will be lots of Fun and Fitness too!!

What we need is YOU…

OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS

to help make our day a huge success!

Please let us know if you can help! We need cleared volunteers that are current with all paperwork with Mrs. Kay in the front office. Volunteers will be used to help with set-up, counting laps, handing out waters and snacks, and clean up. We would be more than happy to have you for a group of runners or for the entire day. Whatever time you can give is appreciated!

If you can help, RETURN THIS PAGE as soon as possible with your contact information and where/when you would like to help. Thank you again for everything you do!

I am cleared with the front office and I would like to help with the Jog-A-Thon on Friday, May 10, 2019. Please check all that apply and remember to arrive 15 minutes early prior to your SHIFT:

_____ 7:00-8:30​Set Up​​​

_____ 9:39-10:24​1st run 5-8​

_____ 10:24-11:11​ 2nd run 5-8​​

_____ 1:30-2:18 3rd run 5-8​​

_____ 2:20-3:05 4th run 5-8

_____ 3:05-4pm Clean Up and pass back envelopes to students

_____ Lap Counter ​_____ Water/Snack​​_____Wherever I am needed

​​​​

Volunteer Name:_________________________Emailaddress:_________________________

Child’s Name:______________________________Homeroom:____________________________

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, Since an increase in “Sunny Days” please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 


 

Millennium High School

 

 

TLC/ Millennium High School recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.

 

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items. Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the administration will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

 

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and labrador retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

 

With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use, Tracy Learning Center / Millennium High School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.

 

Respectfully,

 

Virginia Stewart

Executive Director

FAST TRACK is Coming Up!

Fast Track is our mandatory summer program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course. During FAST TRACK, students take a full year (two semesters) of a course for 4.5 hours a day (includes a fifteen minute break) for five weeks beginning Friday, May 24th to Thursday, June 27th. The day begins at 7:55AM with Unity and ends at 12:30PM. The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules will be mailed out when we return from Spring Break.

Attendance during FAST TRACK is different from the school year in that 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. This is necessary in order to meet the state requirement for issuing credit for a year’s worth of a course. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 1st is College Signing Day!!! We’re encouraging all staff and students to wear their favorite college attire in support of higher education and our college bound seniors! This national day is the deadline for 12th grade students to accept their college admission offers.

 

 

 

 

Astoria Gardens Senior Living – Mother’s Day Tea Event – Volunteers Needed

Student volunteers are needed to help with setting up and cleaning for the Mother’s Day Tea event at Astoria Gardens on Saturday May 4th, 2019.

Event time: 11:00am-5:00pm & Event Address: 1960 W. Lowell Ave, Tracy CA 95376. If interested in volunteering please contact: Cindy Staser at (209) 833-2200

MHS Theater: Into the Woods – May 9th, 10th and 11th

Millennium High school is proud to announce the spring musical, Into the Woods.  This production marks our high schools tenth year of performing musicals and this revival performance celebrates the return of the very first musical the drama department put on.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this anniversary production of Into the Woods, opening on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, additional performance on Friday, May 10th at 7pm and two performances on Saturday May 11th at 2pm and 7pm.  Thank you for supporting the arts!Poster Final.jpg

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Winter Percussion and Winter Guard finished their winter competition season on Saturday. They both had great shows and certainly represented our school well.

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Color Guard came in first for their division while Percussion pulled in an honorable 2nd Place.

An added bonus is that during the season this circuit monitors standout performers and our very own Oscar Lopez was one of the students recognized.

And our Discovery Middle School students are also doing amazing things. A HUGE thank you to Mr Sandhu for his support for our fundraising ‘Water for Sudan’ project.

Mr Sandhu donated $465,000 to build 31 more wells in honor of our students and their fundraising efforts!!!

http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/our_town/well-project-draws-support/article_0224889c-572c-11e9-9df8-e717e95e9753.html

Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street. Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

· Have a conversation

· Lead by example

· DO NOT wave your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

· Walk with your student

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week April 8 – 12

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Nuggets

Wed -Teriyaki Chicken

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri – Bean Burrito

 

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Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

 

 

Pre-school, TK and PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures are on April 9, 2019

Flyers coming home soon.

 

 

 

TK

Splish-Splash, we learned about taking a bath!

This week in TK we learned all about healthy choices and proper hygiene. The children learned songs about: hand washing, brushing our teeth, and bathing. Plus, we even had some fun practicing good hygiene skills with toy dolls in our classroom! The children also participated in a fitness competition, and earned awards for their physical fitness efforts!

Initial Phase

Here are a few reminders for the days leading up to spring break…

Spring pictures are this Tuesday, April 9th!

We have one more week until spring break. Spring break will be from April 13th-April 28th, with school resuming on Monday, April 29th.

We need your help with our egg hunt. Students are looking forward to this and we need your help in bringing in one dozen plastic eggs filled with candy, small toys, etc. The more eggs we get, the more exciting it is for the kids! Thank you to those who have donated so far!

Don’t forget to check the lost and found! We will bring it out at afternoon carline every day. All items that are left after spring break will be donated. It is overflowing with jackets, sweatshirts, and lunchboxes!

Next week we will be testing on Thursday, April 11th!

Phase One

Phase One is going on a field trip on Thursday, April 4th to the Chabot Space and Science Center. We will be leaving school at 8:00 am sharply! Please make sure your child is at school by 7:45 this day. When your child arrives at school they may walk straight to their classroom. Please send your child to school with a completely disposable lunch in a brown bag labeled with their name. We would also like the students to wear PCS spirit wear. If you would like to purchase some please contact Mrs. Stroup or Mrs. Kiefer. We are looking forward to this fun day filled with hands on activities!

Phase Two:

Our 3rd/4th grade students are working on our measurement/geometry units in math. Here are some ways you can work on this at home: look for opportunities to measure anything! (use a ruler, tape measure), practice telling time, estimate the weight/length of different objects, look for different units of capacity (ounces, cups, liters, gallons). This is a real-life skill that all students can practice every day! As always, students can go on IXL or Prodigy at home to improve their skills.

Please note that 3rd/4th grade state testing (SBAC) will be the weeks of May 20 and May 28th. Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during those days. Thank you!

Primary parents: PLEASE check the lost and found! We will bring it out at carline every day. All items left after spring break will be donated. It is OVERFLOWING with jackets, sweatshirts, and lunch bags!

 


 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Please welcome Mr. Bird to our TLC family as our new ⅚ Social Studies teacher who started on Monday. The kids are thrilled to have him!
His contact information is dbird@tracylc.net

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Saturday, April 13: 6th-8th Grade Pentathlon at Lathrop High School. Parents and students please check for an email from Ms. Zaca that was sent last Friday containing competition day information (Questions? szaca@tracylc.net) .

Math Olympiad for ⅚ : This event was held on Saturday, March 29th and DCS sent 11 outstanding students to represent our school in competition. Our teams ranked 9th and 10th out of 36 competing teams. Special recognition to Colby and Ana for scoring top scores. Another Special recognition is to Jackie for scoring one of the top scores for alternates!

Congratulations to our 2019 ⅚ Team:

Colby M Sebastian D

Christina P Steven M

Ethan K Diego C

Ana R Joel D

Julian W Ashlan B

Jackie C

 

A Note from your PE Department:
A
wesome Job to ALL the 5th & 7th Grade Students That just “Finished Up State Testing” in PE this week!!!! 🙂

 

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fundraising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & are accepting applications from Parents/Guardians that would like to “Volunteer!!!!” 🙂 Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home in the coming weeks!!!!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

 

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

 

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

 

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

 

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

 

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

 

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10thJog-A-Thon Day​

 

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

 

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

 

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

 

Thank You again for your continued support!

 

Discovery Charter School

 

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

 

 

 

DCS 7- 8

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

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

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

 

Saturday April 13th is this years Academic Pentathlon event at Lathrop High!

 

Saturday, April 27th is ⅞ Math Olympiad- Be on the lookout to those who made this year’s team, Ms. T (ttakeuchi@tracylc.net) will be sending home permission slips and additional information next week!

 

Wednesday May 8th– 8th Grade Parent Activities meeting: Please come to this meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 in D12 to learn about all 8th grade promotional activities! See you there!

Language Arts: Cerezo

This week in Language Arts all students spent time working on their essays. We are working on a writing process that includes: First Draft, Peer Edit, and Final Draft (Due Wednesday 4/10).

We also discussed the idea of stereotypes and how they can be dangerous to a culture, group, and society. Our current novel, 7 Sanctuaries, is set in a time where stereotypes have run rampant. Students were asked to identify stereotypes for their own life and from the novel.

Finally, students created a list of words that they felt represented the themes and ideas of the first section of our novel. They then took these words and created a Word Cloud. Ask your students to see what they’ve created!

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- completed unit-7.doing Reteaching of unit 7.

Honors- 9.1 to 9.6 complete doing 9.7 vectors.

Scholastic- .Doing unit 7 Factoring Polynomial and completed 7.1 to 7.7. solve equation by Factoring and 7.8 solve problems by writing and solving equation. now doing quiz and review of unit 7

 

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students finished learning about 25 years of American history this week! They learned about the different acts passed during Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison’s presidencies. Students discussed the irony between the British imposing tax laws on the colonists and Washington imposing taxes on the new citizens. Next week, students will begin learning about the Era of Good Feelings.

Reminder, there will be a Washington DC trip Parent Meeting in D10 on Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30 pm.

 

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

In technology this week the students are completing their project on their favorite activity, they will also take a typing test to see where their typing speed is currently at .

Science with Ms. Dominguez

7/8 science is covering “invertebrates” this week, and exploring how animals’ brains perceive symmetry. All classes will be discussing a study in which scientists explored how symmetry is related to what humans see as beauty in other members of the species.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

Music Exploration is working on a street busking project. Students are composing and choreographing their compositions in small groups that they will perform next Friday.

 

Physical Education:

Awesome Job to ALL the 5th & 7th Grade Students That just “Finished Up State Testing” in PE this week!!!! 🙂

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fund Raising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & are accepting applications from Parents/Guardians that would like to “Volunteer!!!!” 🙂 Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home in the coming weeks!!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Friday, May 10, 2019 Discovery Charter School will be hosting their 5th annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a great way for students to participate in a fun physical fitness activity while helping raise money for educational tools and classroom supplies. Students will be walking and/or jogging during their PE time which is about 48 minutes.

We are asking that each student obtain pledges (flat rate or amount per lap) from family, friends, neighbors, and/or local businesses before the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We encourage each child to ask only people they know for pledges.

Following the Jog-A-Thon, your child’s pledge envelope will be returned to them for the collection of amounts due. All flat rate donations and per lap donations will be added together to determine the overall fundraising total. All Pledge envelopes and money must be turned in by Friday, May 24, 2019 to count towards prizes.

There will be awards for the top male and female in each grade level that complete the most laps. There will be prizes issued to the top students in each Den that raise the most money and an ice cream party to the class who raises the most money. Students can also earn raffle tickets to our drawing by raising $25 or more ($25= 1 ticket, $50= 2 tickets, $100= 4 tickets and etc.)

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:​​​​​​​Important Dates to Remember

9:39-10:24: 1st 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​

10:24-11:11 2nd 5-8th DCS PE run​​​​​​**Envelopes are Due May 7th​​​​​​​​​​May 10th Jog-A-Thon Day​

1:30-2:18 3rd 5-8th DCS PE run​

2:20-3:05 4th DCS PE run​​​**May 24th All money is Due to count towards prizes

Our Goal is to raise at least $25,000. Ready…Set… Go get those Pledges!!!

Thank You again for your continued support!

Discovery Charter School

Please Contact Coach Penirian at mpenirian@tracylc.net Coach Williams at dwilliams@tracyc.net or Coach Easterday at deasterday@tracylc.net if you have any questions. Thank you…

Jog-A-Thon

Needs Your Help!

Please plan to join us Friday, May 10th, 2019 as our students run laps to raise money for our school. Students will have the opportunity to earn awards and prizes for the laps they run and money they raise. There will be lots of Fun and Fitness too!!

What we need is YOU…

OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS

to help make our day a huge success!

Please let us know if you can help! We need cleared volunteers that are current with all paperwork with Mrs. Kay in the front office. Volunteers will be used to help with set-up, counting laps, handing out waters and snacks, and clean up. We would be more than happy to have you for a group of runners or for the entire day. Whatever time you can give is appreciated!

If you can help, RETURN THIS PAGE as soon as possible with your contact information and where/when you would like to help. Thank you again for everything you do!

I am cleared with the front office and I would like to help with the Jog-A-Thon on Friday, May 10, 2019. Please check all that apply and remember to arrive 15 minutes early prior to your SHIFT:

_____ 7:00-8:30​Set Up​​​

_____ 9:39-10:24​1st run 5-8​

_____ 10:24-11:11​ 2nd run 5-8​​

_____ 1:30-2:18 3rd run 5-8​​

_____ 2:20-3:05 4th run 5-8

_____ 3:05-4pm Clean Up and pass back envelopes to students

_____ Lap Counter ​_____ Water/Snack​​_____Wherever I am needed

​​​​

Volunteer Name:_________________________Emailaddress:_________________________

Child’s Name:______________________________Homeroom:____________________________

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, Since an increase in “Sunny Days” please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 


 

Millennium High School

 

 

TLC/ Millennium High School recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc., to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.

 

These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder-based items. Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the administration will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.

 

These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and labrador retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific “scents” of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.

 

With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use, Tracy Learning Center / Millennium High School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.

 

Respectfully,

 

Virginia Stewart

Executive Director

 

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Teens and the Transition to College

The recent college admissions scandal has put a renewed focus on the lengths parents will go to make sure their kids are on the right path, sometimes taking control of their lives altogether by telling them which sports to play, where to go to school, who to be friends with and even calling teachers to complain about grades. These efforts to control and improve a child’s life, however, may actually end up being a detriment to the child.

In a new study, teens who felt a lack of independence and autonomy in their lives as they were entering college were more likely to be worried about their overall college outlook.

The study, conducted at the University of Mississippi and published Tuesday in the Journal of Social Psychology, suggests that empowering kids to express who they are and feel accomplished by their own efforts to achieve can alleviate some of the stress of starting college.

“Whenever you’re going into a new environment, there are certainly things to be stressed about,” Dr. Meera Menon, a psychiatrist who works with college students at The Ohio State University who was not involved in the study, told ABC News. “You don’t just need to worry about waking up, going to school and coming back. You need to worry about where your classes are, who you’re friends with and how to do laundry. The whole gamut of adulting tasks.”

Anxiety and depression are common among college students, with 41 percent of students experiencing anxiety and 36 percent having depression, according to survey data from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.

Menon said the number of college students being treated for anxiety and depression has increased over time as well. It’s difficult, however, to tell whether that’s because the condition is becoming more prevalent or because public awareness campaigns are resulting in more students seeking treatment.

For the study, 355 students entering their freshman year at the same college answered surveys during orientation week, which asked them to report how true three statements about themselves were. “I feel free to be who I am” measured autonomy and feelings of independence. “I feel very capable and effective” measured competence. And “I feel a lot of closeness and intimacy” measured relatedness. The students then ranked how worried they were about starting college and their sense of guilt about their achievements.

The researchers found that only students who reported feeling a greater sense of autonomy were likely to have fewer worries about starting college. Higher rankings on the autonomy and competence scales were both associated with less guilt about students’ levels of achievement. Being the first person in the family to enroll in college did not change these results.

“It’s a difficult time for college students,” Menon said. “Not only are they seeking education, but they’re learning to live on their own, which can be stressful.”

This article was written by Dr. Leila Haghighat she is an internal medicine resident at Yale New Haven Hospital who also works with the ABC News Medical Unit.

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Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street. Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

· Have a conversation

· Lead by example

· DO NOT wave your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

· Walk with your student

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week April 1 – 5

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Beef or Bean Taco

Wed- No Meat Spaghetti

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Burger

Fri – Baked Potato Bar

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

Pre-school, TK and PCS Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Pictures are on April 9, 2019

Flyers coming home soon.

 

TK

Did you know that bell peppers, cucumbers, and avocados are actually fruits?

This week, the children learned how to make healthy food choices, and began to categorize foods as: fruits, vegetables, dairy products, or proteins. We learned that fruits contain the seeds of a plant, while vegetables come from the roots, leaves and stems of a plant. Many foods that we think of as vegetables, are actually fruits!

Initial Phase

On the last day of school before Spring Break (April 12th) we would like to have a P2 egg hunt. In order to make this happen we are asking for each family to donate one dozen filled plastic easter eggs by April 10th. The eggs can be filled with anything! Some good egg fillers are: little toys, trinkets, erasers, stickers, candy, etc. Please be sure that the eggs are closed tightly or taped if necessary. This is always a fun activity for students and we appreciate any and all donations. If you have any questions please email p2@tracylc.net.

Phase One

Phase One is going on a field trip on Thursday, April 4th to the Chabot Space and Science Center. We will be leaving school at 8:00 am sharply! Please make sure your child is at school by 7:45 this day. When your child arrives at school they may walk straight to their classroom. Please send your child to school with a completely disposable lunch in a brown bag labeled with their name. We would also like the students to wear PCS spirit wear. If you would like to purchase some please contact Mrs. Stroup or Mrs. Kiefer. We are looking forward to this fun day filled with hands on activities!

Phase Two:

Please help keep our students SAFE! Third and fourth grade students were given “walking permission slips” at the beginning of the school year. This allowed students to wait off campus for older siblings or parents to pick them up. We are trusting that our phase 2 students are being safe and responsible while waiting. However, we have seen several dangerous behaviors while “walkers” are getting picked up. Please do not encourage your child to jaywalk or wave them across the street. Those that are waiting for siblings outside the gate should not be running around, especially around the parking lot. Please remind your child about appropriate after-school behavior. Thank you, parents!

Some of our 3rd and 4th graders performed their PE tinikling routine at Unity on Thursday! We were impressed with their creativity and coordination. Great teamwork! Senora Wharton also gave out Outstanding Achievement Awards for Spanish (trimester 2). We are proud of all of our talented and amazing students in Primary!

 


 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is ‘yearbook’.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Saturday, March 30: Math Olympiad Competition at the SJCOE for 5th & 6th Grade

Shout Out to Our ⅚ Team Being Sent to Represent DCS:

Colby M Sebastian D

Christina P Steven M

Ethan K Diego C

Ana R Joel D

Julian W Ashlan B

Jackie C

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane

Ms Dane’s classes are using their artistic and creative talents to make designs for Masks and for Sock puppets.

5/6 students are writing original scripts and creating puppets from socks and miscellaneous art materials to show characters and props for their soon to be performed puppet shows.

Ms. Dane

 

Math with Mrs. Zuniga

Varsity: Our class will begin percents next week. Your child will learn how to convert not only between decimals and fractions but also percents, fractions, and decimals. Our class will look at tax, tip, and discount in this unit. Parents, you can talk with your student about these and help them practice any time you go shopping or out for dinner by having your child figure out the tax, tip or discount.

Scholastic: Our class has begun looking at exponents and discussing what they are. Your children will also begin to look at variables and like terms. Our first quiz for this unit will be next Friday, April 5.

Honors: Our class started inequalities this week. Students understand how to solve for a variable in equations however now we are looking equations where the answer is a range of numbers. The beginning of the unit, students are focusing on the pythagorean theorem and will be applying the theorem to word problems.

 

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Hello TLC! Here is what the students in 5/6th science have been up too…

 

Recently posted blog articles were authored by: (Honors 2) Jaclyn Chukwuma, Max Delgadillo, Eileen Flores, (Honors 1) Michael Brown, Harold Ferea, (Scholastic 1) Kyle Bordes, (Varsity 1) Kaylee Carillo, Fernando Casillas Perez, Ankush Deep and Laniesa Felix. Well done blog authors!

 

Also, classes have just finished running their designed stream table experiments and groups were able to make both video and poster presentations of their experiments. Here is a wonderful example of a slide show (http://bit.ly/StreamTableSlideShow) and a video presentation:

 

Go Science!

 

DCS 7- 8

 

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

 

Wednesday May 8th– 8th Grade Parent Activities meeting: Please come to this meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 in D12 to learn about all 8th grade promotional activities! See you there!

Language Arts: Cerezo

Students debated this week on a range of topics, from social media usage to the use of the death penalty. Each group took their debates and their teams very seriously. All students conducted their own research, compiled their own arguments, and drafted their own speeches. This was a spectacular way to showcase what the students have learned throughout the year as it incorporates writing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and analysis of informational texts.

 

I was extremely pleased with the time, effort, and success of each debate. Please be sure to ask your students what they have learned about their debate topic!

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Varsity- completed unit-7. Started unit-8 linear functions and graphing.

Honors- 9.1 to 9.4 complete doing 9.5 trigonometry.

Scholastic- .Doing unit 7 Factoring Polynomial and completed 7.1 to 7.7. solve equation by Factoring and now doing 7.8 solve problems by writing and solving equation.

 

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

This week students started learning about our first political parties and our first four presidents. Did you know that in those days, the Vice President was NOT chosen by the president, but was chosen by whoever came second in the presidential elections? Thomas Jefferson because John Adams Vice President due to losing to him in the elections. Students discussed why having a VP from a different political party (or even becoming someone’s VP that you lost to) would create tensions and problems for the executive branch. Next Friday, students will take a test on the content of these two topics.

 

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week in technology the students are creating a slideshow about their favorite activity where they will learn how to insert a timeline, table, and chart inside of Google Slides.

Verbal Expression with Ms. Dane

Ms Dane’s classes are using their artistic and creative talents to make designs for Masks and for Sock puppets. The 7/8 class has worked hard researching and developing a design for a mask and using problem solving skills to figure out ways to make paper and foam look like something else. (See below)

Physical Education:

“Happy Spring!!!!” 🙂 Students are “Finishing Up” Preparing for “State Testing” in PE for next week 03-25/29-2019 “5th & 7th Grade Students” will not only be “Running The Pacer Test” but also measured on Height, Weight, Flexibility, Push-ups & Sit-ups!“ 6th & 8th Graders will be “Graded on Participation” as the State Testing does not apply to them this year unfortunately!!!

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fundraising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & The New Design of The Jog-A-Thon Shirts That each student will be receiving!!!!! 🙂

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, Since an increase in “Sunny Days” please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 


 

Millennium High School

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Millennium High School Homework Support – Schedule Change

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

Millennium High School Percussion Band and Color Guard – Win First Place!

The Millennium High School Percussion band and Color Guard, each brought home First Place trophies from their respective divisions on March 23, 2019 from the Foothill 2019 Winter Show competition held in Pleasanton, CA as part of the Northern California Band Association(NCBA). The two ensembles will move on to the Winter Championships that will be held in Lincoln High School in Stockton on March 30, 2019. The Millennium High School Band Program is under the leadership of Mr. Roland M. Zepeda, Music Director.

Millennium High School – Field Trip to CSU East Bay and Las Positas College

Millennium High School students grades 10th and 11th will be visiting the

Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC) conference held at the CSU East Bay campus and also visiting Las Positas College on May 3, 2019. In addition, students will be given tours of both campuses. If interested in attending the field trip, permission slips are still available in the Millennium High School Counseling office. Students are required to have good grades in order to qualify (No failing grades accepted) for the trip and pay a fee of $27.00 to attend. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

REMINDER: Class of 2019 – Seniors Community Service Hours – Due May 1, 2019

Class of 2019 Senior Community Service Hours are due on May 1, 2019 (no later than 2:00pm), please turn in all hours in the MHS Counseling Office (RM A114). For questions, please contact the Millennium High School Counseling Department at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

TLC Charter Chatter

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Virginia Stewart

 

I read this article recently and heard the research that seems to indicate that our young children are experiencing greater anxiety than ever before.  I also heard a broadcast that indicated that parents of students 18 to 28 are checking grades, calling college professors and even calling to be sure their college students are remembering to complete assignments  on time.   The research seemed to indicate that parents are  helping their students long after they should be flying away from the nest on their own wings.  No one ever said that parenting was easy, but here are a few suggestions for helping your child with anxiety.

When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety.

1. The goal isn’t to eliminate anxiety, but to help a child manage it.

None of us wants to see a child unhappy, but the best way to help kids overcome anxiety isn’t to try to remove stressors that trigger it. It’s to help them learn to tolerate their anxiety and function as well as they can, even when they’re anxious. And as a byproduct of that, the anxiety will decrease or fall away over time.

2. Don’t avoid things just because they make a child anxious.

Helping children avoid the things they are afraid of will make them feel better in the short term, but it reinforces the anxiety over the long run. If a child in an uncomfortable situation gets upset, starts to cry—not to be manipulative, but just because that’s how she feels—and her parents whisk her out of there, or remove the thing she’s afraid of, she’s learned that coping mechanism, and that cycle has the potential to repeat itself.

3. Express positive—but realistic—expectations.

You can’t promise a child that his fears are unrealistic—that he won’t fail a test, that he’ll have fun ice skating, or that another child won’t laugh at him during show & tell. But you can express confidence that he’s going to be okay, he will be able to manage it, and that, as he faces his fears, the anxiety level will drop over time. This gives him confidence that your expectations are realistic, and that you’re not going to ask him to do something he can’t handle.

4. Respect her feelings, but don’t empower them.

It’s important to understand that validation doesn’t always mean agreement. So if a child is terrified about going to the doctor because she’s due for a shot, you don’t want to belittle her fears, but you also don’t want to amplify them. You want to listen and be empathetic, help her understand what she’s anxious about, and encourage her to feel that she can face her fears. The message you want to send is, “I know you’re scared, and that’s okay, and I’m here, and I’m going to help you get through this.”

5. Don’t ask leading questions.

Encourage your child to talk about his feelings, but try not to ask leading questions— “Are you anxious about the big test? Are you worried about the science fair?” To avoid feeding the cycle of anxiety, just ask open-ended questions: “How are you feeling about the science fair?”

6. Don’t reinforce the child’s fears.

What you don’t want to do is be saying, with your tone of voice or body language: “Maybe this is something that you should be afraid of.” Let’s say a child has had a negative experience with a dog. Next time she’s around a dog, you might be anxious about how she will respond, and you might unintentionally send a message that she should, indeed, be worried.

7. Encourage the child to tolerate her anxiety.

Let your child know that you appreciate the work it takes to tolerate anxiety in order to do what he wants or needs to do. It’s really encouraging him to engage in life and to let the anxiety take its natural curve. We call it the “habituation curve”—it will drop over time as he continues to have contact with the stressor. It might not drop to zero, it might not drop as quickly as you would like, but that’s how we get over our fears.

8. Try to keep the anticipatory period short.

When we’re afraid of something, the hardest time is really before we do it. So another rule of thumb for parents is to really try to eliminate or reduce the anticipatory period. If a child is nervous about going to a doctor’s appointment, you don’t want to launch into a discussion about it two hours before you go; that’s likely to get your child more keyed up. So just try to shorten that period to a minimum.

9. Think things through with the child.

Sometimes it helps to talk through what would happen if a child’s fear came true—how would she handle it? A child who’s anxious about separating from her parents might worry about what would happen if they didn’t come to pick her up. So we talk about that. If your mom doesn’t come at the end of soccer practice, what would you do? “Well I would tell the coach my mom’s not here.” And what do you think the coach would do? “Well he would call my mom. Or he would wait with me.” A child who’s afraid that a stranger might be sent to pick her up can have a code word from her parents that anyone they sent would know. For some kids, having a plan can reduce the uncertainty in a healthy, effective way.

10. Try to model healthy ways of handling anxiety.

There are multiple ways you can help kids handle anxiety by letting them see how you cope with anxiety yourself. Kids are perceptive, and they’re going to take it in if you keep complaining on the phone to a friend that you can’t handle the stress or the anxiety. I’m not saying to pretend that you don’t have stress and anxiety, but let kids hear or see you managing it calmly, tolerating it, feeling good about getting through it.

 

 

 

Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street.  Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

·      Have a conversation

·      Lead by example

·      DO NOT wave  your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

·      Walk with your student

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 25 – 29

 

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed- Meatball Sandwich

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri – Cheese Raviolli

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

TK

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

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

 

Initial Phase

The first week of our third trimester sure has brought a lot of different weather! As the saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!” Hopefully we are seeing fewer rainy days and more sunshine! Both students and teachers loved getting outside and playing at recess during the warm days that we had. We were even able to take our learning outside!

Students did a fun STEM activity this week where they had to create a shade structure for a little monster. It was so much fun seeing their unique designs and how they executed their plan.

We really need help from our parents in partnering with us in respecting our neighbors. We have had a lot of complaints about cars blocking driveways, hitting homeowners cars, etc. We want our neighbors to be happy!

Phase One

The students in Phase One started a new unit in science and learned about the properties of sound. They learned how sound travels through the vibrations of air particles. They used cups with string attached to talk to a friend across the table. Next week we’ll be learning about properties of light.

Thursday at unity, Senora Wharton gave out Outstanding Achievement Awards for Spanish for trimester 2. Great job to all those students who were recognized for their outstanding performance in Spanish!

A couple reminders for our Phase One students:

-AR goals are due NEXT week!

-Our field trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center is on April 4th.

Phase Two:

Please help keep our students SAFE!  Third and fourth grade students were given “walking permission slips” at the beginning of the school year.  This allowed students to wait off campus for older siblings or parents to pick them up.  We are trusting that our phase 2 students are being safe and responsible while waiting.  However, we have seen several dangerous behaviors while “walkers” are getting picked up.  Please do not encourage your child to jaywalk or wave them across the street.  Those that are waiting for siblings outside the gate should not be running around, especially around the parking lot.  Please remind your child about appropriate after-school behavior.  Thank you, parents!

Some of our 3rd and 4th graders performed their PE tinikling routine at Unity on Thursday!  We were impressed with their creativity and coordination.  Great teamwork!  Senora Wharton also gave out Outstanding Achievement Awards for Spanish (trimester 2).  We are proud of all of our talented and amazing students in Primary!


Discovery Middle School ⅚

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

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Maegan Penirian &The Physical Education Staff at the Tracy Learning Center
⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Saturday, March 30: Math Olympiad Competition at the SJCOE for 5th & 6th Grade

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

DCS Career Fair with Ms, T & Mrs. Zuniga

We would like to thank all parents and families for attending our DCS Career Fair Thursday and Friday of this week.  We also appreciate MHS & PCS staff and students for attending and showing us support! Students have worked very hard practicing and were proud to present to such a wonderful audience!

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Spring time is here and so are allergies.  After the last few weeks if cold and flu, D1 is in need of tissues, table wipes, and hand sanitizer.

We are continuing to learn what it was like at home when your brother was shipped off to Vietnam in our book Shooting the Moon.

Next week we will be learning about Art and Politics during the 60s.  We will also be reading and writing about Rachel Carson and how her book Silent Spring has impacted our world today.

Physical Education:

Happy Spring!!!!” 🙂 Students are “Finishing Up” Preparing for “State Testing” in PE for next week 03-25/29-2019 “5th & 7th Grade Students” will not only be “Running The Pacer Test” but also measured on Height, Weight, Flexibility, Push-ups & Sit-ups!“ 6th & 8th Graders will be “Graded on Participation” as the State Testing does not apply to them this year unfortunately!!!

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fund Raising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & The New Design of The Jog-A-Thon Shirts That each student will be receiving!!!!! 🙂

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, Since an increase in “Sunny Days” please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

Language Arts:

This week is all about debate preparation! Students were given groups and a topic to research, discuss, and cultivate into a viable and live debate! Students have been exposed to various debate styles and techniques all year long, but this will be their opportunity to have autonomy in their debates. They will: research the topic entirely themselves, determine what information validates their claim/side, prepare a speech, and then perform the debate live and in front of their peers.

I am excited to get to see the students utilize the skills that they have been practicing all year long.

Debates will take place next Tuesday!

Math:

With Mr. Singh

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 7/8 science will be wrapping up our unit on plants. Students will have the option to take their plant seedlings home which we cared for in class during our Plant Growth and Development study. Next up, we will have a unit on animals and classification, and then end life science with a short unit on Bioethics.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

Students put their knowledge of the Three Branches to test by participating in two different classroom activities this week. First, students participated in a good ole’fashioned game show “Let’s Make a Date!” where our Bachelor/Bachelorette had to choose between three contestants: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. Each contestant represented a branch of the government, and as our students participated in the skit, the rest of the class, our audience, had to figure out which branch each contestant represented. Students also participated in our buzzer game but this time, another good ole’fashioned game was added to the mix: Jeopardy! Students took turns becoming participants in the game, and the points they earned were turned into Nest Points.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

This week the students took their first vocabulary quiz and began their first slideshow project.  Next week the students will be working on a partner project in Google Slides with one of their classmates.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty :

Music is getting off to a great start. Students are settling in to new routine.  We are gearing up to start our street busking unit.

Physical Education:

“Happy Spring!!!!” 🙂 Students are “Finishing Up” Preparing for “State Testing” in PE for next week 03-25/29-2019 “5th & 7th Grade Students” will not only be “Running The Pacer Test” but also measured on Height, Weight, Flexibility, Push-ups & Sit-ups!“ 6th & 8th Graders will be “Graded on Participation” as the State Testing does not apply to them this year unfortunately!!!

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank you to ALL that participated in our “Fundraising Efforts” for Sponsoring “DCS 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon” this year as we are excited about the upcoming event on May 10th & The New Design of The Jog-A-Thon Shirts That each student will be receiving!!!!! 🙂

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, Since an increase in “Sunny Days” please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff


Millennium High School

 

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Millennium High School Homework Support – Schedule Change

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

Millennium High School Internship Brunch – Wednesday March 20, 2019

Millennium High School Juniors got an opportunity to network with local organizations and businesses for their potential internships during their Senior year.

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

Mathematics at DCS and MHS

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

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

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

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

Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street. Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

· Have a conversation

· Lead by example

· DO NOT waive your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

· Walk with your student

 

Soaring with the Falcons:

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

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

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

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

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 18 – 22

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Beef or Bean Taco

Wed- Chicken Parmesan

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Buger

Fri – Mac and Cheese

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

TK

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

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

Initial Phase

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

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

Phase One

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

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

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

Phase Two:

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

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


Discovery Middle School ⅚

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

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

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

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!! Thank You!!! 🙂
Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Ms. Ferguson with Technology

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

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane:

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

Ms. Diaz with Science

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

Mrs. Zuniga Math

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

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

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

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

Ms. Rodieck’s ⅚ Language Arts/Humanities:

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

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

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

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

Ms. Christensen 5/6 Language Arts/Humanities:

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

Math/Geography/SWO with Ms. T:

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

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

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

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

Language Arts:

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

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

Math:

With Mr. Singh

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

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

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

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

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

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

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

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

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

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane :

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


Millennium High School

Soaring with the Falcons:

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

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

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

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

Decision Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Delta College Early Start

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

FAFSA Workshop

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

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

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

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

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

Millennium High School Homework Support – Schedule Change

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

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart

Mathematics at DCS and MHS

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

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

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

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

Safety First!

This is a friendly reminder that all students must be using the crosswalk when crossing the street. Please talk with your students about street safety, we have noticed many students not using the crosswalk and crossing the street through oncoming traffic before and after school.

Ways we can avoid an accident:

· Have a conversation

· Lead by example

· DO NOT waive your student over to your car so that they have to cross traffic

· Walk with your student

 

Soaring with the Falcons:

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

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

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

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

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 18 – 22

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Beef or Bean Taco

Wed- Chicken Parmesan

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Buger

Fri – Mac and Cheese

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

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

TK

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

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

Initial Phase

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

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

Phase One

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

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

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

Phase Two:

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

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


Discovery Middle School ⅚

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

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

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

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!! Thank You!!! 🙂
Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

Ms. Ferguson with Technology

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

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane:

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

Ms. Diaz with Science

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

Mrs. Zuniga Math

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

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

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

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

Ms. Rodieck’s ⅚ Language Arts/Humanities:

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

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

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

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

Ms. Christensen 5/6 Language Arts/Humanities:

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

Math/Geography/SWO with Ms. T:

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

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

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

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

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

Language Arts:

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

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

Math:

With Mr. Singh

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

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

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

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

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

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

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

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

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

Verbal Expressions/Drama with Ms. Dane :

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


Millennium High School

Soaring with the Falcons:

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

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

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

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

Decision Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

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Reading • Math • Algebra I&2 • Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Delta College Early Start

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

FAFSA Workshop

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

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

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

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

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

Millennium High School Homework Support – Schedule Change

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

 

Delayed TLC Charter Chatter…..

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

March 5 2019                                                                                              Vol 26

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

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

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

Go Falcons!

Ms. Zaca

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

THANK YOU!

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Mar. 4 – 8

               

Mon. – Pizza

Tues- Teriyaki Meatballs

Wed- Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thurs – Beef or Vegi Hamburger

Fri –Mashed Potato Casserole

PARENTS 4 TLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TK

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

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

 

Initial Phase

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

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

Phase One

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

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

Phase Two:

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

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

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


Discovery Middle School ⅚

5th-8th Grade DCS Physical Education:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

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

Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!! Thank You!!! 🙂
Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff


⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

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

March 9th. 5/6 Science Olympiad

A Glance into ⅚ Classrooms:

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

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

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

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

Ms. T’s Classes for SWO:

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

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

LA/Humanities with Ms. Rodieck:

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

                   

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

March 4 8th grade Placement Test for Millenium

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

March 2nd 7/8 Science Olympiad

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

Language Arts:

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

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

                                Language Arts with Mrs. Ernst

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

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

Math:

With Mr. Singh

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

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

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

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

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca

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

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

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

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

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



Millennium High School

  

Decision Medicine

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

T&J Educational Supplies and Tutoring Club

Offers FREE Tutoring During Black History Month

GRADES PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Reading  Math  Algebra I&2  Geometry

320 W. 11th Street, Tracy, CA

Every Monday thru Thursday in February

3:30 – 6:30 PM

 

Meet Terry and Jackie Thomas!

Parking in rear!

San Joaquin Delta College – Delta Dream Conference

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

5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Reserve your free spot at tinyurl.com/deltadream19

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

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

Delta College Cash 4 College Event

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

 

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

Please see the following link for event flyer:

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

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) in currently Accepting Applications

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Summer Delta College Early Start

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

FAFSA Workshop

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

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

San Joaquin Delta College Application Workshop – March 1, 2019

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