TLC Charter Chatter

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC


May 4, 2018 Vol 35

Virginia Stewart

VERY IMPORTANT Our new office number is (209) 290-0511

Even with State testing getting underway in all schools I see from this week’s Charter Chatter that learning has not stopped. While we do gain valuable information from state testing, it is not something we want any student to worry about. Do you best and that is all we ask. You have been preparing for it all year so get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and you will do great.

Please take a moment to read through the whole chatter this week. See what other schools are doing and be sure to mark your calendars for some of the big events we have this month.

I also wanted to share our appreciation for how parents are handling our new drop off and pick up procedures. It is not perfect, but our staff and crossing guards have commented on how well it is progressing and most importantly, how much safer it is for our students. Thank you for taking the time to safely get your students to and from school, it really does make a difference.

Upcoming Show

Millennium High School Drama Department is pleased to announce our upcoming show, The Best of Broadway! This production will have two showings on Saturday, May 12th at 3pm and also 7pm at the Kimball High school theater. Tickets will be available for purchase one hour before each show at the theater box office. Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission and $7.00 for Students., Seniors and Kids 10 and under. Thank you for supporting the arts and we look forward to seeing you at the show!


Picture Money

All PCS and PreK/TK Spring Picture money/returns and all 8th grade promotion money/returns are due Friday, May 11, 2018. No later!

MHS Athletics

Thank you to all that came out to Blaze pizza! Millennium Softball will be playing for the league championship on Tuesday 5/8 at 4pm. The game will be played at Big Valley Christian, against Stone Ridge Christian. Admission is $5 adults/$3 students/seniors

Thank you,

Miss Stevi Balsamo, CAA
Physical Education/Athletic Director
Millennium High School
Instagram: @Millennium_Athletics
Twitter: @MHS_Falcons

“Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.” -Unknown

Lunch Menu – Week May 7 – 11

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Turkey Sandwich

Wed- Chicken Chimichanga

Thurs –Taquitos

Fri-Chicken Patti Sandwich


This week on TK island we had an amazing time learning about the life cycle of a frog and chicken. We learned that a frog goes through a process called metamorphosis. Frogs start off as a tadpole that has gills and then it changes to having lungs. The chicken starts as an egg that has to be incubated by a hen. Also, TK is still observing the life cycle of butterflies. They have seen the caterpillars turn into a chrysalis and now we are anxiously awaiting for beautiful butterflies!


Did you know that we are having a Kindergarten playground fundraiser contest!!! We love our new building, but there are parts of our original plan that couldn’t fit into our budget. One part that didn’t make it was a Kindergarten only playground. We need to raise $25,000 and we need your help. Please visit our website at: for contest information and details about how you can help donate and win a lunch date with P2 teachers and two friends!!!

Phase One learned about plant needs and even planted some seed in their classrooms. Some of the seeds are already sprouting! P4 released their butterflies and had a butterfly release party!




Phase 2 students were busy little scientists this week! We created a device to protect an egg and did an egg drop experiment. We also learned about simple machines and created mini catapults! We’re excited about our trip to the San Jose Tech museum next week to learn more about science, engineering, and hands on projects!


Discovery Charter School

Our week of state testing has gone well. All students adjusted to the different schedule. If your student missed a day this week, they will need to contact their math teacher for make-up days.

Last Friday, April 27th was our 4th annual Jog-a-Thon. Thank you for all of your support with this special event. Students, teachers and parents alike enjoyed the day. Also a big thank you to our amazing, hardworking PE department!

The end of the year is rapidly approaching; however, school is still in session. The final day of school is Friday, June 29th. Pease email your student’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you


Congratulations to our first Mock Trial Team. Our Middle School team competed last Saturday and came in first place at the County Junior High Mock Trial Competition. Mrs. Dane coordinated the training and the development of our first team. She is to be commended for her effort and her pursuit of excellence. Drama, speaking skills, appearance, and critical thinking in addition to great team work is essential for this competition. I was most impressed with the cohesiveness of the team. They truly learned how to respect one another in a great effort of cooperation.

This event was very special to me because I have wanted this to be part of the repertoire of competitions we enter as a school at both middle and high school level. I know that once we start, we will want to continue to do this. I am very grateful for the pioneer work done by this team. Bravo!

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-Math Olympiad this Saturday May 5th

-8th Grade Parent Meeting

May 10th in D7 5:30-6:30


For questions or donations

-State Testing ends this week!

-If your student is an 8th grader and you wish to purchase a dedication page please email Lori Rodieck <>

-Teacher Appreciation Week is next week!

Language Arts:

Students are continuing to read from our third class novel “Things Fall Apart,” and about the relationship between African countries and Europe.


MHS Counseling News


Students attending the field trip to Sacramento State and University of the Pacific on Monday May 7, 2018 must arrive at the TLC Campus (51 E. Beverly Place) on Monday morning by 7:00AM.

For information or questions please contact the MHS Counseling Office 209-627-8299 or email:

Fieldtrip to University of the Pacific College Fair & CSU Stanislaus

Millennium High School students from grades 10th & 11th visited the WACAC College Fair held at the University of the Pacific and CSU Stanislaus on Monday April 30, 2018. Students networked with college representatives at the college fair and received a tour of the CSU Stanislaus campus.

Summer College Early Start

College Early Start forms for summer are due to the Counseling Office on May 1st. Students who have not taken a college class before have multiple steps to complete before the form can be submitted.

For more information please visit: and/or email

Class of 2018 Reminders

Save the Date for the upcoming Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 26th @ 10AM at the St. Bernard’s Holy Family Center located at 12100 W. Valpico Road. Doors will open at 9:30am for seating and tickets are required for entry. All graduates will be given 8 tickets and detailed information regarding their rehearsal the day before and specifics on the morning of the ceremony. The tickets will be distributed to students at their Senior Breakfast on May 18, 2018 along with their cap and gown. There are no additional tickets available for request as seating is extremely limited.

Community Service Opportunities

Please see for upcoming community service opportunities.

Great Community Service Opportunity!

Relay for Life – ONE DAY ONLY Saturday, April 28, 2018 Set-up: Friday afternoon from 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday morning from 6:00am-9:00am Event: Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm Tear-down and clean-up: Saturday from 11:00pm until finished. Location: Merrill F. West High School quad area (1775 W. Lowell Ave, Tracy) Volunteers are needed Friday night to set up and all day Saturday to staff the information booth, assist in the Accounting room, help in Kids Camp, staff the luminaria bag booth (sell luminaria bags, fill bags with sand, and set up luminaria display), assist in the Survivor tent, run games and other activities, assist other committees as needed and tear down in the evening. Contact: Kim Thomassen, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Coordinator at or visit the Millennium High School Counseling Office to sign-up.

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.