TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC


Mar. 9, 2018 Vol 28

Virginia Stewart


Our new office number is (209) 290-0511

Last week I published a list of things we would love to have for our new school. Thank you to the parents who donated to that list. I am placing the list back in this week to see if any of you are willing to help us get some of the things we need for our new classrooms.

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

Pre-PTO Message

Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, March 12, 2018 (this is a corrected date) at 6:30pm – location is in P2, our Kindergarten Room

PCS/DCS Lunch Menu Week Mar. 12-16

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed- Chicken Nuggets

Thurs – Corn Dog

Fri- Beef or Bean Burrito


This week on TK island we learned about African Animals. We did an animal research paper on giraffes and zebras, elephants and hippos, hyenas and lions, ostrich and flamingos. We learned about how some of the animals are similar and different, what they look like, eat, live, and how they move. Giraffes are the tallest, but elephants are the largest mammals. The elephant and hippos are endangered because of their ivory. TK really enjoyed learning about different animals in Africa.

Primary Charter

Don’t forget that parent/teacher conferences are next week! We look forward to meeting with everyone! We asked some students what they like about our new school and classroom. Here is what they had to say:

“I really like that the bathroom is very close to us.” -Daniela

“I like that we get our own water fountain.” -Korin
“We have a bigger play area and it’s really cool!” -Christopher A.
“I like that we don’t have to sit on the ground for iPads anymore. We have a big table that we can sit at now.” -Molly
“The big TV is what I really like!” -Noble

Phase One had a great week! In Writer’s Workshop they had various spring prompts to write about, like their favorite spring activity to do and what they plan to do on spring break. In Language Arts, the groups reviewed what they learned this trimester, by having a trimester 2 grammar review and worked on projects for the books they read. In Math, groups worked on time and addition with regrouping. In Science, the students learned about natural disasters, focusing on earthquakes and tornadoes. Ask your students what they remember about natural disasters.

All three classes are getting back into the groove of school in our new rooms. It has been an adjustment, and we are starting to feel like this is our new “home”. They love their new rooms and campus. The students are enjoying having the play structure back and to have a big area to run around for recess.

Our phase 2 students are learning about American heroes in social studies. We have also been reading about them in language arts and writing biographies. Our 4th grade leadership students have been chosen for March and April and we look forward to seeing what project they come up with!

Please make sure your child has a water bottle labeled with their name on it for PE and recess. Thank you!


-Trimester Two ended this week! Expect Trimester 2 report cards in the mail!
-Spring Break begins March 26 and continues until April 6. Students return to school on April 9th.
Heads Up: 8th Grade Promotion Pictures will be April 10th.

Language Arts:
Students gave their SWO Speeches this week! As a class we each got to learn about many different aspects of Africa; girls education, renewable energy, climate change, careers, and more!

Social Studies:
Students got a little creative this week in Social Studies by creating their own poetry!

CJSF had their final meeting of the trimester this week and even celebrated with donuts! Applications for next trimester will be available shortly.


MHS Counseling News

Community Service Opportunities
Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.

Flapjack Fundraiser – Volunteers needed – Great Community Service Opportunity
Tracy African American Association Flapjack Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, April 14th
Time: 8:00-10:00 / Location: Applebee’s 3060 N. Naglee Rd. Tracy CA 95304
Volunteers should wear black pants and a white collared shirt. Expect to help with busing tables, serving and wherever else you are needed.
Sign up at the Millennium High School Counseling Office.
Contact Patricia Jackson for more information at (510) 604-2255.

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.