TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Mar. 17, 2017                                                                                                                                          Vol.30

Virginia Stewart


Our MHS Career Ed Class has just finished another year of Mock Interviews, and the kids did not disappoint!


Our counseling department always does an excellent job with inviting prospective internship providers and providing an excellent lunch where the students can practice their dining and table room etiquette.  We received many compliments from our community guests on our students’ manners and professionalism which made us very proud of these young adults. Some of the interviewers have participated in this event for many years, and they were truly impressed


Overall, the experience was great for the students and guests and they all really seemed to enjoy it. Once again we would like to congratulate our students for a job well done and thank our guests for taking the time from their busy schedules to make this experience a huge success.


Students are preparing for several competitions at the Discovery Level for Math, Science, and the academic competition for five subjects devoted to World War II.  Discovery usually does well in these competitions in which we compete with schools from all over the County.  I am very interested in these competitions for several reasons.


I believe they help calibrate how our school is doing compared to others in the district.  I also think the competition topics or theme help to enrich the curriculum.  I know that we have added things to our curriculum or ad different novels because of this competition interest. Our students enjoy competition and learn how to work in groups to compete using cooperation.  Math students learn how to think though problems and use a variety of strategies to find answers.  I like that they learn there is more than one way to figure it out.  The Academic Competition brought a respect and learning about World War II and things related to it in art, music, and literature.  Students learned about battles, scientific inventions, as well as the effects of the Holocaust, and internment camps in America.  The students  involved in science learn how to invent and build things to compete. It inspires creativity and group planning and follow through.

I am very grateful to the county for providing these competitions for our middle school students.  I know it has enriched our curriculum, taught us how to integrate, and bring new learning to all levels of students and even to us as teachers.




Misc. Announcements


Crab Feed

Our profit from this past Crab Feed was a whopping $9,795.02

What a wonderful and successful event this was!!


Mother Son Masquerade Ball


Thank you to all the sons that brought their mothers to the first annual Mother Son Masquerade Ball last Saturday. We had a ton of fun and heard from a lot of the boys on why they loved their mothers. Millennium Athletics looks forward to making this an annual event! Thank you for supporting Millennium Athletics!


Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day

We will be having Spring Picture Day for our Pre-K Students, TK Students and Primary Students  only   along with our 8th Grade Promotion pictures on Friday, April 7, 2017..

Students will be bringing  flyers home about one week prior to this date. (There is no re-take day.)


Spring Break

Begins Monday Apr. 10th and students return to school on Monday, April 24, 2017



Annual Jog-A-Thon

The jog-a-thon is going school wide this year! With that said, I am in need of more sponsors. If you are a business owner and would like to advertise your company on our race day shirts, please contact me at I will get you more information on how you can become a proud sponsor of this great fundraiser! Thank you in advance for your support!



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 20 – 25

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed – Beef or Bean Taco

Thurs – Chicken Parmesan

Fri. – Mac and Cheese


Pre K


The preschool room is under construction! Our students have begun and in depth investigation of cities and towns. We’ve taken a virtual tour of San Francisco and are now in the process of creating our own City. Group projects in preschool take on many forms beginning with brainstorming. We can’t wait to see where our students ideas take them as they practice problem solving, communication, documentation and group work.


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Our TK students had a great time gearing up for spring to begin next week. They reviewed the season and how weather, plants, and animals change in the springtime. Students made kites and got to fly them outside on a windy day. They also enjoyed having a picnic outside with their classmates. On Friday the TK class explored St. Patrick’s Day during a variety of centers, including crafts, poetry, and science experiments! They were surprised in the afternoon by a sneaky leprechaun that made a mess in our classroom! We almost caught him and he left us a hat full of gold! What an exciting week!



Primary Charter


This week in Initial Phase students explored molecules in liquids!  In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, we made Rainbow in a Jar and WOW did the kiddos love it.  Ask your student why the liquids sank and/or didn’t sink.  You’ll be amazed at what they learned.


Phase 1 Students did a terrific job with the Read Across America Read-A-Thon! Thank you for helping to raise money to support our school!  Great Job!  We had fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!  The shenanigans of those leprechauns made us laugh, but we also had many learning opportunities!  We counted, read and did science experiments.  Learning can always be fun!  In Writer’s Workshop we wrote Haikus and Acrostic Poems.  These types of poems don’t rhyme, but they help us learn to use our senses when we write.  In Science we learned all about asteroids, meteorites, and comets. Next week we can’t wait to learn about stars!  . Keep reading every night to reach your AR Goal and practice those math facts.  Parent-Teacher Conference times will be sent home next week.  Please look for them in your student’s folder. Happy Spring!


Our phase 2 students are excited about all the science we’ve been learning this trimester.  Our classes even got a special visit from Mr. Snell and MHS student scientists!  They enjoyed the hands-on science demonstrations and we are very lucky that we have high school students on campus to show off their knowledge!  This month our 4th grade leadership students are cleaning up our campus.  They are setting a good example of how to be a polite citizen.

PCS conferences will be the week of April 3-7.  Conference confirmations will be sent home soon.




Discovery Charter


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – SATURDAY at MCNAIR HIGH SCHOOL IN STOCKTON – JOIN US!!!! Be prepared to watch students compete in Science Olympiad.  It is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition where our students will compete.  Ms. Pelaez and her team of future scientists and volunteers, have worked hard to gain skills in many different science areas.  On Saturday, DCS will compete in various science disciplines to include: biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology.  It is a great way to spend your Saturday –



Students demonstrate deep understanding of plate tectonics by writing and illustrating original comics in science.





“Mrs. Prescott’s 5/6 Tuesday Book Club is moving right along with their latest book, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The students are enjoying it so much that many have read well ahead or even finished the book already! Wow! They’re excited about sharing their thoughts and interpretations of each week’s chapters and actively engaged in lively, fun discussions. Stay tuned to hear about what Thursday’s Book Club is up to….”



6th grade boys vs. North at Tracy Learning Center. DCS boys beat North 35-22.  GREAT WIN BOYS!!!


TOP 5 DEN STUDENTS – ROUND OF APPLAUSE – they work hard to be role models, excellent citizens, and students we can count on! Congratulations!!!!









SWO – Scrapbooks are due on March 17th.




March 18 – SCIENCE OLYMPIAD at McNair High School, Stockton

Spring Break – Begins Monday, April 10th. Students return to school on Monday, April 24th.

April 22 – ACADEMIC PENTATHLON – At East Union High School, Manteca



We want to make sure you understand everything about your child’s education – always feel free to email questions to your child’s teacher(s):


Mrs. Beckner:        Mrs. Hawkins:

Ms. Pelaez:                Ms. Rodieck:

Ms. T:                     Ms. Zaca:

Coach Lopez:             Coach Penirian:

                                Coach Williams:







Discover High School Prep

Charter Chatter:


Den Winners:


Ashleigh Garcia

Charles Hearn

Aldric Alvis

Jonathan Hedrick

Hailee Kappeler



Carrie Weiss

Christian Zamora

Madison Piazza

Carolina Loza

Shekab Waziri



Lilly McMahon

Anthony Souza

Logan Smedley

Jason Piazza

Ashneel Reddy



Manreet Atwal

Cassidy Hall

Sydney Hatch

Kimberly Locke

Alyssa Fields


Language Arts:

       It’s been a busy week in Language Arts! This week we are diving into SWO speeches. This is the final part of SWO for Trimester 2, and students are really showing off what they have been working so hard on since January. Also, students have finished making their verb tense games, and we look forward to trying them out to practice our conjugations. Finally, we finished our previous novel and are moving on to our next, which deals with WW2 on the homefront: Farewell to Manzanar. In this book, students will see what life was like in a Japanese Internment camp through the eyes of a girl who experienced it. We are very excited to start this journey!


This week is SWO Speech Week! Students are able to showcase all they have learned about their WWII topics. Their knowledge of all facets of WWII has grown considerably since the start of the year; it’s wonderful to see!


Social Studies:

Mrs. Wallace’s classes have begun their next unit of study focusing on the causes of the Civil War. Ask your student to tell you what they know about the Abolitionist Movement.


Pentathlon took all their county scrimmage tests this week to help with the finalization of team to be announced early next week.


Please check your student’s agenda on page 91 for their current grade in their classes.


Please feel free to contact any of your student’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Math: Mrs. Dominguez

Math: Mrs. Ulricksen

Language Arts: Ms. Langston

Language Arts: Mrs. Cerezo

Science: Mr. Jorgensen

Social Studies, DHSP Learning Director: Mrs. Wallace


Enjoy your Weekend!



All Schools




Charter Chatter March 10, 2017




Millennium High School would like to thank all of our community partners for participating in our annual Senior Internship Luncheon and Mock Interviews this week. We had a great turn out from the community and our juniors appreciate the opportunity to share the career etiquette skills they have learned this semester.


TLC’s Talent Show Tickets are on sale now

Come see the great student talent at the TLC’s Got Talent Show, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale for $9 in the front office, counseling office and online


College Early Start

There is a College Early Start Meeting on Friday, March 24 in M-1, starting at 11:15 or 12:15 depending on your lunch.  You must attend if you are planning to take a college class this summer.


Free Firefighter Career Exposition in March

Are you a ready to take the next step toward a career in the fire service? Meet with recruiters from departments across the state? Gain valuable insight into the firefighter testing process?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s Career Expos are for you! These one-day career expos provide opportunities for prospective candidates to interact with fire departments from across California and learn more about what it takes to pursue a career in fire service. The dates and locations of the upcoming expos are as follows:


Sat, March 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

FCTC Sacramento

2560 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833


College Info

College bound seniors: most colleges will be notifying applicants the status of their admission in early Spring by either mail or online via the student portal on each individual college’s web site.  We anticipate hearing about the acceptance letters.  All students accepted to a college or university should let the Counselors know as soon as they are notified.  Best of luck to all of those who applied!


Community Service Opportunities


SENIORS– Community Service hours are due Friday, April 28th, 2017 for graduation!!!


Snack Club Program at TK Site and TK – Mon-Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm or until 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center TK Site (238 West Grant Line Rd). High school students are needed to help with snack club program Contact: Mrs. Tyler


Snack Club Program at TLC Mon-Friday 3:30pm- 6:30pm at the Tracy Learning Center. High school students are needed to help with snack club program. Please see Ms. A in the counseling office for an application.




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