Crab Feed Update!

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

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

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

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

crab feed ticket order form 2019 (PDF)

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                   A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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Jan. 25, 2019                                                                                                     Vol 22

Virginia Stewart

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Enrollment

 

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

 

Next Holidays

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

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Jan 28 – Feb. 1

Mon. –Pizza

Tues- Chicken Quesadilla

Wed- Beef Lasagna

Thurs – Sloppy Joes

Fri – Hot Dogs

MHS Sports

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

 

 

TK

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

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

 

 

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Kindergarten

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

 

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

 

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

 

Phase One

 

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

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

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

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

 

Phase Two

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

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5th/6th

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

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A Glance Inside 5/6 Classrooms

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

5/6 PE

Students are Enjoying “Week 1” of their “First Rotation” of the playing different types of “Fitness Activities” in PE for this Unit: Coach Williams’ Class is doing “Drum Fit,” Coach P.’s Class “Fitness” and Coach Easterday’s Class is doing “Ramp Shot!”  Students are being taught that there are “All Types” of “Fun things” that are considered “Fitness,”  Not just “Lifting Weights and Running on the Treadmill!” It is our goal here at DCS to teach our PE Students that “Fitness doesn’t have to be considered a chore” but should be fun, beneficial and scaleable to ones needs!!!!
Also, as a quick friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying “Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

 

Thank You!!! 🙂

Your Dedicated DCS Falcon PE Staff

 

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

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

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

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

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

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LA with Ms. Christensen in D2

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

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7th/8th

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

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

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

 

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ernst:

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

 

 

 

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

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

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Decision Medicine

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

 

 

 

 

COSMOS Summer Program – Applications Due February 1, 2019

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

 

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

Grades, especially in math and science course

Math/science teacher recommendation

Response to one personal essay question

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Jan. 18, 2019                                                                                                                              Vo1 21

Virginia Stewart

 

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

 

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

 

 

Next Holidays

 

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

 

 

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 Parents Club Update

 

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

 

Now for the fun stuff!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Jan 21 – 25

Mon. – Holiday

Tues. – Pizza   –  THIS IS A CHANGE!

Wed- Cheese Fettuccine

Thurs – Chicken Noodle

Fri – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

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

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

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

crab feed ticket order form 2019 (PDF)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TK

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

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

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

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DCS

 

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

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

 

 

 

MHS

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = novice competitor

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

MHS Counseling News

 

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CSF Applications

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

 

 

Decision Medicine

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

 

Exciting Summer Opportunities for Your Students at Stanford

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Learn More About Our Summer Programs

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Crab Feed Tickets are available NOW!

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

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

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

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

crab feed ticket order form 2019 (PDF)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Save The Date.. TLC Crab Feed is Feb 2nd!

Happy New Year 2019

13TH ANNUAL TRACY LEARNING CENTER CRAB FEED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is TLC’s biggest event of the year and is always a lot of fun.  We hope to see you there!!   Contact Donna Baker or stop by the office for more info.

 

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Jan. 11, 2019 Vo1 20

Virginia Stewart

Welcome to a new year and half way through the school year. It is a great time to reflect on what went well the first half of the year and what could be better the second half. I have asked the teachers to do the same thing.

As parents we can ask:

  • Do I keep informed as to how my student is doing in classes? ( Primary uses the folders, the rest have parents directly access grade books on Aeries.)?
  • Do I provide a quiet time for homework or study each night?
  • Do I check homework or at least be assured it was done?
  • Do I e-mail teachers if I have a question about something (That is the best way to communicate with staff)?
  • Do I structure time at home for study, free time, and a regular bedtime?
  • Do I plan the time in the morning for dressing, breakfast and arriving to school on time?

The communication between school and home is important and helps to increase the chances of school success for students. As a student get older, they often try to keep parents out of the study, homework, school work loop. While some of that is understandable. Checking grades weekly is a way to allow for trust with some accountability.

Next Holidays

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

Parents Club Update

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

Now for the fun stuff!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch Menu – Week Jan 14 – 18

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Beef and Gravy and Mash Potatoes

Fri – Corn Dogs

TK

It sure has been a busy and fun-filled week here in TK! This week, we began learning about some very important jobs in our community. We played a game of, Who Am I? using clues to figure out such occupations, as: chef, construction worker, veterinarian, doctor, pilot, and mail carrier. We also participated in a tools relay, in which we raced to match the tools used by a police officer, fire fighter, and mail carrier with the proper career. Listening Lotto was another favorite game; we listened to the sound of a cash register, whistle, jackhammer, garbage truck, etc. and determined the occupation that corresponded with each sound. Next week, we are lucky enough to have several wonderful parent volunteers stop-by to teach us all about their occupations!

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Phase One

This week Phase One students learned about New Year’s resolutions. They brainstormed and created their own resolutions. Students displayed their resolutions by creating fun crafts. Ask your child what their own resolution is for 2019!

Phase One students have been learning about the weathering and erosion of the Earth’s surface in science. The students were able to complete experiments that demonstrated the effects of weathering on our land.

We will be celebrating the 100th day of school this coming Tuesday the 15th! Phase One students can create a necklace with 100 items (beads, fruit loops, macaroni, etc.) and wear their necklace to school on the 15th. We look forward to seeing all of the creativity!

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Welcome back! This week our phase 2 students discussed and wrote about our goals for the new year. Students were also given new AR goals and reading levels. We started our unit on climate and hazardous weather. Ask your child what kind of clouds are in the sky today!

Beginning Monday, January 14th, PCS students will no longer receive seconds at lunch but they will receive bigger portions.

Our 100th day of school is on Tuesday! Phase 2 students are encouraged to create and wear a special “100th Day” shirt. We look forward to seeing these creations!

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5/6 Discovery

We would officially like to welcome Ms. Diaz to our 5/6 team. She is very excited and has already gotten to know many of the students this week. Ms. Diaz will be our new Science teacher for the remainder of the year.
Contact information: cdiaz@tracylc.net

Upcoming Dates:
-Lifelong Learner SWO- Check Point 1 is due Monday, Jan. 14th to both Math teachers on Google Classroom

General:

-Community Service hours are due February 28th (students need 20 hours by this date). Please ensure that your student has gotten their hours and type of community service approved by Mrs. Prescott before submitting

– The 2nd trimester SWO will be introduced next week (January 14th) with due dates January through March 2019

-Honors classes will be taking the PSAT on January 23rd and will be taking this test until 5pm. Please make sure your student has turned in their permission slip and that you make the appropriate accommodations for pick up.

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

Welcome back students! This week students came back eager and ready to work. We began the week by reviewing much of what was discussed in the weeks leading up to break by playing different review games (Head Bands and Jeopardy).

Each class began to read our newest play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoddard. The students are very familiar with these two characters after our lengthy read and discussion of Hamlet and are excited to see how their perspective of the characters changes now that they are reading this new play.

All students will be receiving the assignment of their 2nd Trimester SWO on Monday January 14th. This is a research essay in APA format that involves researching, discussing, and writing a speech about a particular 1960’s topic. There will be many ‘benchmarks’ and due dates along the way and students will be given some time in class to review each step and work on their individual assignment. Please make sure that your student is continuing to work on this assignment at home.

Science:

This week in science, we are starting a new unit called “Change Over Time” which covers natural selection and adaptation. We have started the unit by taking a closer look at Charles Darwin and the Galápagos Islands.

Science Olympiad: Practices for science Olympiad will begin next week for 7/8, and the following week for 5/6.

Social Studies:

This week in Social Studies, students began to wrap up the 1960’s. As they headed towards the end of the 60’s, students learned about the different strategies Johnson took to try to win the war (Operation Rolling Thunder, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) and why Americans started to become disillusioned with his presidency. They learned about the Dove and Hawks, and the fact that regardless of how people felt about the US involvement, it truly left an impact that is still felt today.

Math:

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Varsity began Unit 5 – Operations with Fractions after vacation. They worked on comparing rational numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Scholastic started Unit 4 and completed section 4.1, 4.2 (Coordinate Plans), and 4.3 (Finding Range, Mode Functions)

Honors started with a new Unit 6 which consisted of Polygons and completed classifying polygons, interior and exterior angles and classifying quadrilaterals.

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Homework Support

MHS students in need of homework support may receive help during the following days, please refer to the schedule below:

Delta College Fall Class Reimbursement:

If you took a Delta College class in the fall and earned an A or a B, now is the time to submit your Reimbursement Form to the Millennium Counseling Office! Students may pick up a Reimbursement Request Form in the Counseling Office and attach a printout from their Delta College online account that includes proof of payment and proof of the grade you earned. We will not reimburse families automatically, a Form must be submitted as soon as possible before the end of spring semester to receive a check.

Delta College Spring Classes Start Next Week!:

Double check what day and time your Delta classes are, as they start next week! If you have questions about textbooks, please refer to Ms. Moore’s video on how to find out what textbooks are needed and your options for purchase/rental: https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/iE6ARsaPZP

California Scholarship Federation

Students who are interested in joining our CSF Chapter are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 12:30 in Room 203/204. Please have your student attend to find out more about this honors society and to pick up an application. Students must apply every semester to remain members, and admission is based on grades from the previous semester. Applications for spring membership are due on Wednesday, January 23rd to the Counseling Office. Please email Ms. Moore at Lmoore@tracylc.net for more information.

PSAT Score Interpretation

Students who took the PSAT with us in October were invited to a meeting on Thursday in which we distributed paper scores and discussed how to interpret scores and prepare for the SAT. For more information please see the video and instructions on this website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/understanding-scores

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Dear colleagues,

Students and families are invited to Education Summit 2019

a free educational event for first-generation, African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander students and their families

All are welcome to attend

Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

University gymnasium, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward

· Learn how to prepare for college through presentations and workshops for middle and high school students

· Visit the college and resource fair showcasing universities, community colleges, and student support services

· Financial aid workshops, including FAFSA and Dream Act application tips

· Free parking and shuttle to and from Hayward BART

· Free lunch, coffee, and hot chocolate

School and outreach groups should register all attendees. First, enter the name and contact information for the group leader and the total number of attendees. Second, email a list of students attending and their email accounts to educationsummit@csueastbay.edu.

Bus grants available. Apply by Jan. 14.

Anyone who requires accommodations should contact Accessibility Services by Jan. 25 at 510-885-3868 or as@csueastbay.edu.

We hope you and your students take advantage of this free event, also a great field trip for school groups. Please share the flyers on our website, in English and Spanish, widely!

Questions? Contact us at 510-885-2556 or educationsummit@csueastbay.edu.

TLC Charter Chatter – Happy Holidays!

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Dec. 21, 2018 Vol 19

Virginia Stewart

We wish you and your family a very happy end of the year and a bright new year.

We are so pleased that the high school is now back with us on our campus. Please be patient as we figure out the car patterns for car line and for other things. We will all adjust. Being back is good and we know things will smooth out.

Congratulations to our band students who performed very well Wednesday evening. I am very proud of the hard work and the accomplishments of our band.

Congratulations as well to the wonderful performances by Mrs. Watson’s Primary children on Thursday. The children were wonderful.

A special thanks to the teachers, staff and students who made the three-day move of the high school possible. They worked so well and so fast!

See you on January 7th.

Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Next Holidays

Winter breaks begins on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and all students return on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

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Lunch Menu – Week Jan. 7 – 11

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Beef Tacos

Wed- Spaghetti (no meat)

Thurs – Mac and Cheese

Fri – Burgers

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TK

Our musical performance was a HUGE success this week! Each child came dressed-to-impress in their lovely holiday attire, and participated in every song and poem merrily! Plus, we had a special visit from Santa Claus, who brought each one of us an extra-special treat. We concluded the excitement by enjoying gifts, hot coco, and cookies with our family members. A big thank you to everyone who joined us for this festive, holiday event! Happy holidays!

Initial Phase

What a fun week in P2. Students have been buzzing with excitement for break, but have remained focused and learning. On Thursday P2 was able to show off everything that Mrs. Watson has taught them in music class. Students looked so great dressed in their Christmas attire and had the most beautiful voices to match. It was truly a great show and we are so proud of our class! The P2 teachers hope that everyone is able to take time to rest, relax, and recharge for the New Year! Have a fun break with family and friends and we will see you back on Monday, January 7, 2019!!!

Phase one had a busy week with many holiday festivities. The students had holiday fun integrated into their language arts and math centers. Some students created a 3D shape tree, using 3D shapes as ornaments.
Phase One was very lucky to have Ms. Thompson teach us about how she celebrates Hanukkah. A few students were able to help light the Menorah. The students have also been busy creating a surprise for their families! We hope you enjoy the items they have worked so hard to create!
The Teddy Bear Brunch was a hit for all three rooms! The students had a blast eating their delicious brunch in their pajamas. Thank you for all of the donations that allowed us to have this fun event.
We hope you all have a relaxing break and we will see everyone back at school on Monday, January 7th!

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Happy holidays from Phase 2. See you next year!

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5th/6th

Discovery 5/6
Our goal is to keep parents as informed as possible of an upcoming changes. One change that will be happening is in our Science Department. Mrs. Theall will no longer be with us and we have hired a teacher for this position. Ms. Diaz has been a part of the TLC family since 2016 and we are excited to bring her into DCS full time. Her first day with students will be Monday, January 7th

Spotlight:
àBrighter Christmas Canned Food Drive Winners- Amur 5th graders! Way to go!!
àWinter Concert for Band was AMAZING! Shout out to Mr. Zepeda for his dedication and hard working in building our band program from the ground up!
àThursday was Homecoming for MHS and we are all so happy you’re back home! Stronger Together!

A Glance into Classrooms:

– Ms. Rodieck Language Arts and Humanities

Students turned in Book Club Book Reports this week. In Honors we practiced commenting on each others paper blogs as we surfed the room reading the different blogs. In January, they will start blogging about books through a secure class-only website.

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Charter Chatter

December 17-21, 2018

General Updates:

-Winter Break begins Monday 12/24, school resumes 1/7/19

-Honors classes will be taking the PSAT on 1/23/2018 (please send permission slips)

-Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.
AM Drop Off –
MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up –

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Please make note of this information and help us make this transition as stress free as possible.

Thank you and from all of us at The Tracy Learning Center, Happy Holidays.

School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2018

Language Arts:

Cerezo:

All classes completed Hamlet the play last week and have worked very diligently on their final projects this week.

Scholastic and Honors classes had the arduous task of memorizing and reciting a soliloquy as well as performing an entire Act of the play.

Varsity classes have created paper puppets for each of the characters and, in groups, were assigned an act to perform with their puppets. They have enjoyed being able to use their imagination with creating their puppets and develop their scripts!

The students have worked tremendously hard this last week before break. They have written essays, practiced their Shakespearean skills, and have reviewed all of the content up to this week. This break is very well-deserved.

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Happy Holidays!
We are so excited about having the high school come back home this week and we finally get to be together in one place again!!!
This will come with some challenges as we move forward but I know that we can overcome them. Here is important information regarding car line:

MHS

Winter Break

Please note Millennium High School will be on Winter break from December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019. School will resume on Monday January 7, 2018.

PSAT Results Workshop

A PSAT workshop will be held for MHS students on January 10, 2018 during lunch (further announcements will be made). Students will receive a test booklet and paper scores. Students may also access their scores by creating an account through http://www.collegeboard.org

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show-Wednesday February 20, 2019

We have extended our submission deadline to January 7, 2019 and we are still accepting audition videos for this year’s talent show! This year audition video submissions will be required in order to qualify for an in-person audition. Email your audition video to: mhscounseling@tracylc.net and return your participation form to the TLC Main Office or MHS Counseling Office. Please Note: All audition videos and participation forms are now due by Monday January 7, 2019. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

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TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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Dec. 14, 2018 Vol 18

Virginia Stewart

MHS is moving back Thurs. Dec. 20!

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Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

PM Pick Up

PCS Dismissal – 3:20pm

All PCS students must be picked up at PCS Carline

DCS Dismissal – 3:55pm

DCS students with MHS siblings will walk to the MHS Carline area by way of the Administrative hallway and meet his/her MHS sibling

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

Please note the phone number for the Beverly site for all schools is (209) 290-0511

The current MHS Phone Number (209) 832-6777 will no longer be used.as of Dec. 20, 2018.

Next Holidays

Winter breaks begins on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and all students return on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

TLC Band Performance

6th, 7th, 8th, MHS beginning band, and the MHS marching/concert band will all be performing

The concert will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The performance will be held at the Kimball High School Theater located at: 3200 Jaguar Run, Tracy, CA 95377.

Doors to the theater/lobby will open @ 6:40 pm. The actual concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Please expect the following admission charges at the door.

$10.00 for Adults

$5.00 11-17 years old/Student

Free to children 10 and younger

Parents Club Update

Next PEP Mtg is Monday – Dec. 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

Lunch Menu – Week Dec. 17 – 21

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Beef or Bean Nachos

Wed- No Meat Spaghetti

Thurs – Chicken Taquitos

Fri – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans and Holiday Cookie

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MUSIC NOTES

I am pleased to be able to invite you to our Primary Winter Music Programs!

TK through 4th grade will be performing in the following holiday programs:

Wednesday, December 19 8:30 am TK performance, at the TK site.

Thursday, December 20 1:00 pm P2 (Kindergarten) Performance -TLC Gym

Thursday, December 20 6:30 pm All Phase 1 & Phase 2 students will be performing – TLC Gym

The evening performance is for grades 1-4. Phase 1 students perform first at 6:30 pm. Phase 2 students will perform directly after the Phase 1 students (approximately 6:50 pm). Phase 1 students need to report to their regular classroom by 6:10 pm. Phase 2 students need to report to their classrooms between 6:10-6:30 pm. The teachers will walk the students to and from the gym. You need to pick your student up in their classroom after their performance. Our gym space is limited. There is no room for the non-performing students to sit in the audience.

If possible, have the students dress in nice clothes. Holiday attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. They may wear Santa hats, Elf hats or small holiday head bands. Please no tall reindeer head bands. Also, the head gear must not play music, have lights or have any movement involved.

The students are encouraged to practice the songs and movements at home. The program songs are now on our website:

TLC Holiday Music (link)

I look forward to showcasing your fabulous children in a fun holiday show!!

Mrs. Watson

TLC Primary Music Director

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Our holiday travels became even more interactive this week, as we visited New York, Mexico, France, and Portugal during Science time. We pretended to fly high in the sky on TK Airlines before landing in new places all over the world! In New York, we cuddled-up by the fireplace to read a festive holiday story about St. Nick. We also decorated our very own stockings to hang by the fireplace! In Mexico, we celebrated Los Posadas by breaking open a pinata to reveal fruits, toys and treats. We also completed a poinsettia craft, and decorated a Mexico scrapbook page. In France, we each tasted a delicious yule log cake. Plus, we placed our paper shoes by the fireplace to be filled with a special treat – just like the children in France! The next morning, each pair of shoes had some holiday bubbles inside. Finally, in Portugal, we tasted sweet rice and learned about the three kings. It was a festive holiday week!

Phase 2 students have started to plan out their own missions. They are working in a group to design their buildings, decide where it will be located in California, and how the various buildings will be arranged. They are drawing their layouts and we are impressed with how much thought is being put into them!

We are so proud of our 3rd and 4th graders who worked so hard on making scarves to sell! The First Annual PCS Scarf Sale has been a HUGE hit! All profits will be donated to the Oakland Children’s Hospital. We’d also like to give a BIG thank you to Mrs. Atwood, who organized our scarf committee and took on this great project. Way to go PCS!

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General Updates:

-Next week is the last week of school before Winter Break

-Honors classes will take the PSAT January 23 ( a letter and permission slip is being sent home)

-Spirit Week is next week (students will be bringing home a flier)

-MHS Returns to the home campus on Thursday 12/20!

Language Arts

Cerezo:

All classes are working on their Hamlet final projects.

Honors and Scholastic classes are working toward memorizing their soliloquies and working with their group to create and reenact their given Hamlet Acts (Acts 1-5). To be presented Wednesday 12/19 and Thursday 12/20

Varsity classes were also given an Act to perform. They will be making paper puppets in their groups, creating scripts, and will perform their Acts Thursday 12/20.

*Honors class students will be bringing home a PSAT informational letter (taking place on January 23) and permission slip this week. Please read, sign, and ask students to return by the end of next week.

Math:

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Varsity is continuing with the unit 4 Factors, Fractions and Exponents and has completed 4.1 Divisibility and Factors, 4.2 Exponents, 4.3 Prime Factorization and GCF, 4.4 Simplifying Fractions.4.5 solve a Simpler Problem,4.6 Rational Numbers, 4.7 exponents & Multiplication (4.1 to 4.7)

Honors is studying unit 5 Relationships within Triangles and has completed 5.1 Perpendicular and Angle bisector Theorems and continuing 5.2 and 5.3 Point of Concurrency. & 5.4 Segment of a Triangle.
Scholastic has started a new unit 3 on Solving Inequalities and has completed (3.1 Inequalities and their Graphs ,3.2 One step inequalities, 3.3 Two step inequalities, 3.4 Solving Multi-Sep Inequalities, 3.5 Compound Inequalities)

Science:

This week for science, we are on to the second unit of Life Science – Chemistry of Life. Students will be bringing in food items from home to analyze the nutritional facts for proteins, sugars, carbohydrates, and lipids.

Science Olympiad: Team A has been informed of their standing as far as team members. Team B will be posted on Friday, all though the team is still on the waitlist. Students will be informed when the team is moved off of the waitlist.

Physical Education:

DCS PE is it’s first week of the “SWO” for the next two weeks before Christmas Break. Students have been “Creating” their own PE Game in Groups of 4-5 concentrating on using “Cooperative Collaboration” skills with their fellow classmates to achieve their goal of creating a successful game that all of the other students can play in PE. Students will start presenting their projects this Thursday thru Friday in their respective separate classes!!! 5th/6th grade Students will be given a rubric on Friday explaining their expectations for completing the “Scrapbook” portion of the SWO!!! As a heads-up, All 5th/6th Grade Students will need to take 3 pictures outside of showing “Cooperative Collaboration” amongst family members and friends! These pictures will be due Monday December 17th!!!!

Also, as a friendly reminder, please remind students that they should be applying
“Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes” in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically! Less is More so if we could tell the Gentlemen & Ladies to “Relax on the AXE” or Body Sprays…Much would be appreciated!!!! LOL :))

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Technology:

My 7/8 Technology class is currently working on a slideshow about their favorite activity that includes some newly learned skills like adding hyperlinks, embedding YouTube videos, and creating timelines all inside of Google Slides.

MHS

Charter Chatter: December 14, 2018

Very Important Info about MHS Carline

All of our High School Students and Staff return to the Beverly Campus next Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

Our new MHS Carline for dropping off and picking up will be through the front office driveway and cars will line up from East Avenue on to Beverly. MHS students being dropped off should not be in the Primary or DCS line which lines up on Mae.

AM Drop Off

MHS Parents with siblings in two/three schools go through the high school car line and drop all their children off at the MHS Carline gate. These PCS/DCS students can walk through the MHS Carline gate along the back of the Administrative Building to their designated waiting areas. A staff person will be available to oversee and direct students.

(MHS student drivers and his/her siblings or MHS walkers should always exit by way of the MHS parking lot gate not the MHS carline gate).

New Start Time for Millennium High School

Please note as of December 20, 2018, Millennium High School classes will start at 7:55AM. All students must arrive before 7:55AM in order to avoid being marked tardy. The day will end at 4:00PM for Millennium High School.

Reminder: Finals and the Start of Second Semester

Finals have been rescheduled for Monday December 17, Tuesday Dec 18, and Wednesday Dec 19. These will be early release days with school all three days scheduled to be held from 8:15am to 12:30pm at the Corral Hollow Campus. The second semester will begin the remaining two days of that week (Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st) at the Beverly campus before we adjourn for winter break. We will return to school on January 7th. Please make all arrangements for students to be present for finals and the beginning of the second semester.

PSAT Scores Available Next Week

Students who took the PSAT in October can now check their scores online at www.collegeboard.org and should have received and email from College Board with instructions. The Counseling Department will schedule a meeting with students who took the test after paper scores are received to help them interpret those scores and practice for the SAT!

8th Annual TLC’s Got Talent Show-Video Audition Deadline Extended

We have extended our submission deadline to January 7, 2019 and we are still accepting audition videos for this year’s talent show! This year audition video submissions will be required in order to qualify for an in-person audition. Email your audition video to: mhscounseling@tracylc.net and return your participation form to the TLC Main Office or MHS Counseling Office. Please Note: All audition videos and participation forms are now due by Monday January 7, 2019. For any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Office at 209-627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

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ASL Finals Performance

Not all finals are written, here is a sneak peek which consisted of Mr. Vieira’s American Sign Language students performing sign language renditions of Christmas songs for their final project.

Big Thank You for the Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that attended! I have so much fun watching Daddy’s making memories with their little girls. Your daughters will remember this for years to come.

If you purchased a picture package they will go home this Friday in the student’s folder.

Mommy Son Masquerade Ball will be Saturday February 9th. Mark your calendars now!

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