TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

                                     A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC




Mar. 2, 2018                                                                                                                              Vol 27

Virginia Stewart



Our new office number is (209) 290-0511.


Imagine moving into a brand new home!  That is what we just did.  Suddenly some of our furniture looked really shabby or built in book cases in the old rooms were suddenly not available.  Then the wish list started.  Teachers started asking for so many things.  We have ordered some of it, but we have to be careful of our budget.  So, we decided to put together a wish list of things we need but can’t immediately purchase.  If you would like to donate any of the things on our list, we would be so grateful.


Book Cases ($81 each, we need 15 more)

Storage Book cases ($69, we need 8)

Long Conference Table ($400) and 12 Chairs ($40 each)

Student desk chairs (our current desk chairs are $28 each)

Trapezoid Table ($120, we need 8)

Kindergarten Playground Equipment ($12,000)

DCS Food Service Cart ($1,200)

Replacement DCS Lunch Tables to match PCS’s ($400 each, we need 28)

Signage for 2 floors of new building






In the meantime, we are working with a lender to see if we can secure a 5 million dollar loan to be able to finish the construction project.  The front is supposed to be finished with a regulation gym.  The cost went over the amount being allocated for our campus.  The district has asked us to see if it can be completed with a loan paid for by us. This will be a difficult loan to assume, but we think we can do it if it is approved.

A bit of dispelling of a rumor:

We would like to build a football/soccer field as well as the gym when our construction is finished, the football field will cost about 300,000.  We are taking 20% of fundraising that we do toward this project, but the rest of the fundraisers go to the intended purpose.  So far we have raised 30,000 for the field.

We are also trying to build a playground for exclusive Kindergarten use in the back.  That is why it is on our wish list.

The most expensive school we operate is our Primary School.  We have a ratio of 14 children per teacher which is way below the state allocation.  We pay the difference and we give the students: Spanish, PE, Art and Music electives every day.

Supplies and equipment teachers need at each school is in our budgets each year.  Because we do not buy textbooks we are able to give our teachers competitive salaries and we know they are our most important resource.  We are very fortunate to have very dedicated and committed teachers here at all of our schools.



Pre-PTO Message



Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30pm  – location to be announced



PCS/DCS Lunch Menu  Week Mar. 5-9

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Turkey Sandwich

Thurs – Beef Hot Dog

Fri- Chicken or Vegi Wrap







This week on TK island has been so much fun having a visit from Dr. Seuss and reading a lot of his books this week.  We have read books like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Fox in Socks, Lorax, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  They even tried Green Eggs and Ham and at their amaze most kids loved it! We have worked on rhyming and nonsense sentences just like Dr. Seuss. Also, this week in Science the little fishies learned about force and motion how things move and how gravity is all around us.



Primary Charter


Initial Phase:

t was our first week in our brand new classroom! We are all settled in and it feels like this has been our home all along.  Students have adjusted well to our new changes. We made beautiful butterflies to hang on our student work wall to go along with the saying: without change there would not be any butterflies! We are so thankful for our new classroom and are enjoying rolling with all the changes this new adventure has brought! Also, don’t forget to send back your conference sign up sheet by Monday! The schedule is made on a first come first served basis!

Phase 1:

Phase One

This week was such a fun week because it was our first week in our new classrooms! The students are very excited to be in their new classrooms. They are also very excited to have our play structure back!

Even with all the excitement of being in our new rooms, we were still hard at work! In Writer’s Workshop the students finished their personal narratives. The students have written some great stories! For Language Arts, the groups had a Trimester 2 grammar review and some finished their book they read at their teacher’s center.  In Math, groups worked on telling time, fractions, measurement and addition with regrouping. In Science, the students learned about clouds and the water cycle.



Phase 2:

We love our new classrooms!  Our students are so excited and treated our new facilities with care and respect.  We appreciate their efforts to keep the new site clean and beautiful!  Please make sure you check your child’s folder for parent teacher conference sign up sheets.  We look forward to meeting with you.





It is official, we have moved.  All K-8 is now in the new building and the old buildings are being destroyed quickly.  We have been looking forward to this day for a long time and it is really nice to finally be in our new building.


Please make sure to check with your student for the map that shows the new car line map.  Carline for Primary and Discovery is now on Mae.  Please make sure that you are pulling into the driveway completely.  Do not allow you students to exit your vehicle in the middle of the street.  Also, please be aware that it could be more efficient if you made a left on Mae instead of waiting for the crossing guard to allow cars through.

We have the same mailing address but there is a new office phone number.  It is (209)290-0511.  Please make a note of it.


We are grateful for your patience as we work out the bugs with the move. It is a large amount of change in a short amount of time.  I know that they will be worked out soon.












-We moved! We are all now happily moved into our new classrooms and the students are loving it! We are working very hard to ensure that the new campus stays clean and well-maintained. Please remind your students how important it is to clean up after themselves; we all need to do our part!

-New school phone number: (209) 290-0511
– Community Service forms are due this week!

-8th grade placement testing is Monday March 5


Language Arts:

All classes took their finals this week! Trimester Two is ending next week and so things are beginning to wind down. All classes are preparing their SWO speech outlines (due Friday) and are practicing for their speeches (to be given some time early next week).



Science Olympiad is this weekend! Make sure your student (if they are on the team) is well-rested and has all of the materials they need for their events.







Community Service Opportunities

Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.


UC Berkeley Summer Experience

UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce our annual Berkeley Summer Experience and invites you to nominate your student! Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience.


Berkeley Summer Experience will host a residential program for both prospective Freshmen and Transfers on UC Berkeley’s campus on June 15th-17th.


Note: The Berkeley campus program is a residential program and is open to any rising high school junior or senior and California Community College student meeting the eligibility requirements. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered and participants will have to provide their own transportation.


To be eligible for the program, each student must be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; or a community-college transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 or more transferable semester units by the end of Spring 2018.


Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration when we are making selections. All nominated students must also fill out an application.


The application for both students and counselors will be available from April 1st- April 30th. Selected students will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact us at


For more information on the application and nomination process, feel free to view our website.


MHS Cheer


Millennium High School (incoming freshmen thru seniors) Cheerleading meeting for Parents & Candidates 3/14/18 at 6:30pm.

Cheer Clinic 3/19/18 through 3/23/18 4:30– 6:15pm

Tryout Saturday 3/24/18 @ 8am


Please fill out applications and turn them in by 3/16


Applications are available online

Under “links/forms”

Coach Denise Hayes