TLC Charter Chatter

News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods:

We had a wonderful first week of school. Thank you to all who patiently waited while we made adjustments to carline. That seemed to be the only obstacle we had to overcome this week. Classes are going well, I like the energy and excitement I see as I tour the campus. From Primary to Millennium, we are all happy to be back!

Misc. News and Announcements

We have a new AERIES student system and Mealtime lunch system this year! TLC is currently converting all our student data to our new system and once up and running, will some great new features to help keep parents up to date including lunch payments online with balance notifications, report cards, grading notifications, and more.

To access AERIES for your student’s information and view report cards please use:

If you do not have an account set up, you can contact the office at 209-290-0511 to request the necessary information. If you use the AERIES App on your phone you may need to rest the information.

The process is supposed to be completed this week and we will send out more info once the systems are ready but as of now, you cannot fully access AERIES or Mealtime. We still accept checks via the office if you need to send money with your student on the first day.

This months lunch Calendar:


Welcome back to preschool family and friends. What a great week it was to see familiar faces return to school as well as new families joining our community. This week we are getting to know the classroom discovery areas and the daily routine. We still have some openings in our Mid-Day program and our Full-Day program. If you are interested in either check out our website or feel free to call me to set up a tour (209) 229-1575. Amy Jones Pre-K Director

Primary Charter School

Thank you to all of our families for their patients at Carline. We have met our goal of ending on time (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and it will only keep getting better as staff, students, and parents adjust.


Please enter the PCS carline BEFORE 8:15 to ensure your child is not tardy. Students will never be marked tardy due to the carline running late. If staff is no longer present, that means the carline is over and parents will have to walk their child to the office for a tardy slip.


Every Friday PCS students compete for Nest Points. The best way to participate is through Spirit Wear (see flyer below). In the meantime, your child can receive points for their Nest, simply by wearing 50% blue or yellow.


Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

Back-to-School Night is Wednesday, August 11th!!!

*** 5th/6th Grade Classes 5:00-5:45pm ***

*** 7th/8th Grade Classes 6:00-6:45pm ***

It will be a virtual event this year via Zoom:

DCS Picture Day is Thursday, August 19th!!!

*** Flyers will go out the Friday before this date ***


DCS Weekly Highlights:

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

Welcome back, Falcons! During the first week of school, students learned our classroom rules and expectations. We also started our first project! Students created a road map timeline highlighting five important events starting with their date of birth. Their timeline project was due on Friday. If your child has not added Google Classroom, please have them join the class using the class code provided in the syllabus.

The second week of school, students will practice their map skills! D.A.R.E. (drug abuse resistance education) will also begin and will take place one day a week during social studies and led by Officer Abercrombie.


⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Woohoo!! Welcome back, everyone!!! What a year it was last year!! It is such a great feeling seeing everyone back in the classroom again!

This year our theme for social studies is World History. We will begin learning about the Roman Republic and end this year with the Age of Exploration. Students will need to log into their google classrooms where important announcements, a calendar of upcoming due dates will be shared, tutorial videos for their homeworks will be posted, and vocabulary will be posted. If your child has not logged into it yet, please make sure they do so!

Each student was given a notebook to keep for social studies. This notebook is very important for our class! In this notebook is where notes and activities for our class will be glued into. That information will then be used to create our quizzes and tests. As I tell the students, if it is not in the notebook, it will not be on the test! My advice for students is to study their notebook at least 5 minutes every night to help them remember and recall the information.

Upcoming Dates:

All pages need to be glued into their notebooks by Monday, August 9th.

HW #2 page 5 due Friday, August 20th

Vocabulary and Early Rome Quiz Friday, August 20th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

Zuniga Homeroom: We spent this week learning about the rules and expectations of the class. The students did some “getting to know each of you” activities and some math discussions based on “would you rather…” questions. Next week we will get a jump start on our curriculum with multidigit addition and subtraction.

Ferguson Homeroom: We got a jumpstart on our math curriculum on Tuesday and started to review multi digit operations before getting into fractions. Next week we will start to learn about operations of fractions before moving on to decimals.

Soto Homeroom: We did a quick review on place value and will start to look at multi digit addition and subtraction. Once we have those two operations down we will move onto multiplication and division next week.

Williams Homeroom: We hit the ground running with a quick decimal review before moving on to integers. We will end this week looking at addition and subtraction with integers. Next week we will start multiplication and division of integers.


Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: This week we learned about the four main areas of ELA – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Students all did a quick spelling inventory so we can start differentiated spelling lists and HW next week. Next week, we will learn and practice stations (centers) and start Writers’ Workshop. We will dive into the Pentathlon theme of Water and explore drought as it pertains to California today. We will also learn what is Humanities and why it is a part of Language Arts.

FYI – spelling and vocabulary will be on a two week rotation with quizzes every other week starting week 3. On alternate weeks, we will be doing Humanities.


Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

Welcome back to campus, and to the 2021- 2022 school year. I am excited to have all of the students back on campus together.

For our first week of school, we reoriented ourselves with procedures, and each other. We completed our first writing assignment, and already have grades in the book.

Our pentathlon theme this year is Water: an Essential Resource. Our Pentathlon book this year is A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Many of the students are eager to complete this book, as it is much more reasonable for middle school than last year’s theme and book. I look forward to beginning our first novel during the second week of school.

I hope we are all excited to be back on campus together. The opportunity to teach and learn in person is not taken for granted in these times.


Language Arts with Mrs. Soto:

Welcome back! Many of you may know me as Miss Greene, but over break I did get married and will now be going by Mrs. Soto.

All classes were assigned an essay prompt, in which they will be required to write an introduction paragraph along with a body and conclusion. This prompt the students will strictly be graded on the introduction paragraph and the other 2 paragraphs will help me see what I can help them with.

Next week we will be starting the Pentathlon book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Looking forward to a wonderful year!


Important Dates:

8/6- Essay Due

Discovery 5-8th Physical Education Department:

(This information is for all 3 Physical Education Teachers:Coach Levand, Coach Penirian, and Coach Williams.

Hello and Welcome Back!

All 5-8th grade PE classes will have a google classroom this year. We feel google classroom is a great resource for students to have when it comes to announcements, reminders, forms, and assignments. If you are not sure that your student added their PE teachers google classroom we have included the powerpoint from this week. Slide 16 contains all google classroom codes for each PE Teacher. Please make sure they add the correct code. It is based on the period that they have PE. So if they have PE with coach Penirian 3rd period they will add the code under Penirian where it says period.

Important due dates:

Bring a master Combination lock to school – Monday, August 9th- don’t forget to practice opening your lock over the weekend as well.

PE clothes order form due – Tuesday, August 10th

PE Packet – Friday, August 13th

***Lastly, please remind your student to bring a separate water bottle for PE, as they do not have access to drinking fountains this year.

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

Welcome back! Some of you may know me as the former Technology teacher for 5-8, but this year I am teaching Life Management! In this enrichment course the students will be learning many life skills with a main focus on cooking and nutrition! This week we went over the rules and expectations of the classroom and we completed a short lesson on making existing recipes more healthy!

Next week our main focus will be on kitchen safety and cleanliness as well as measuring both solid and liquid foods.

Art (Creative Expression) with Ms. Losen/Mrs. Aldrich:

For our first week of art, students analyzed self portraits by many famous artists and designed their own self portraits with the aim of revealing their inner and outer selves!

Music with Mrs. Delgado:

This year Mr. Dougherty made the very difficult decision to accept a teaching position closer to where he lives (an hour away) in order to have more time with his family and less time commuting. He wanted all of his students to know that it was not an easy decision to make and he will miss all of you.

In the meantime, we have Mrs. Delgado filling in for our Music Enrichment class as a long term substitute. She has been working as a substitute teacher at the Tracy Learning Center for MANY years and already knows our school’s philosophies and expectations of classroom rigor. We hope to have a full time Music teacher with us in the near future, but are in very good hands with Mrs. Delgado!



Millennium High School


We are excited to have our students back on campus! We will have our Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 pm. We invite all parents/guardians to attend. Wear your walking shoes (and your mask) and get ready to explore our campus and meet your student’s teachers.

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 11th. All students will have their picture taken for student I.D. cards. Plan on being at school so that you don’t miss out. Link for Picture orders online will go out next week for all schools.

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope tio have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 3rd period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the website.

Asynchronous Days: We have 4 asynchronous days scheduled throughout the year. During these days, all students will stay home and attend school through distance learning. Students are required to submit attendance on these days and will be marked absent if not submitted. The dates are:

September 10th

November 5th

February 4th

April 29th