TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Please take note that Primary, Discovery, and Millennium all have in-service days coming this month. These days will allow our staff to complete training and meetings during school hours as well as give our maintenance staff the opportunity to deep clean our classrooms. We are also excited about the homecoming parade on September 17th. This is an exciting time of the year and a great opportunity for all 3 schools to come together and share in our Falcon Pride!

Misc. News and Announcements


Annual Data Confirmation in Aeries

Please sign into Aeries and complete the Data Confirmation process. This must be completed by August 31, 2021 or your Aeries account will be locked until the process is complete. It is VERY important that you print the emergency card, sign it, and return it to the office by September 1, 2021. If you need the information to create a new account please call the office, 209-290-0511, and that information will be shared with you.

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.

This months lunch Calendar:



Primary Charter School



All PCS students will be released at 11:30. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day (send snack and water ONLY)

NO SCHOOL September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day


All PCS students will be released at 12:00. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day (send snack and water ONLY)

HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17, 2021

Come and watch our Tracy Learning Center HOMECOMING Parade! We encourage all families to line the streets of Tracy and support our school! The parade starts at 1:30 on the corner of 6th and Central and runs down Central to 10th street. We hope to see you there!


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.



Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

NO SCHOOL on Campus – September 3, 2021 for Staff In-Service Day All DCS students will be expected to “check in” to their Homeroom Google Classrooms to complete the attendance question by 9am and use the day to complete asynchronous work given by teachers.


NO SCHOOL – September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day



SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

All DCS students will be released at 12:30.


HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17, 2021

Come and watch our Tracy Learning Center HOMECOMING Parade! We encourage all families to line the streets of Tracy and support our school! The parade starts at 1:30 on the corner of 6th and Central and runs down Central to 10th street. We hope to see you there!


School Improvement Committee (SIC) Meeting

We are postponing our first SIC meeting until September 28th. We’ll have more updated and helpful information by then to share with everyone. It will be held via Zoom starting at 4:30 PM and is open to all parents and students wishing to attend. (Link will be shared closer to the date.)


Washington DC Trip

Parent Meeting D6 with Ms. Zaca on Aug 31, 2021

5:30-6 pm!

*This meeting is not required for those families who have already signed up for the trip*

This year Ms. Zaca will be taking a group of students to Washington DC during our first week of Spring Break! If you are interested in having your child AND yourself partaking in the trip, please come to the parent meeting! This trip is open to all 5th-8th graders (this is NOT a mandatory trip!).



If you missed out on buying a yearbook last year and still want one, the publisher sent some extras so there is a limited supply available in the office $40 each, first come, first serve until they are gone (or the end of August).

Information about this year’s yearbook will start in January 2022.


7th/8th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 3





5th/6th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 3





⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During week 4, students wrapped up their geography and map skills unit with a quiz that mainly focused on identifying the continents and oceans of the world. The picture below is of a student identifying a continent or ocean for the class.

Our next lesson is about investigating the past! Students will understand how social scientists such as archaeologists, geographers, and historians interpret the past.

Please have students bring a small flashlight for Monday’s activity (small enough to keep in their backpacks all day). They will participate in a cave simulation on Monday, August 30, in which students will use their flashlights to go around the room with their partners and investigate artifacts from the past.

Later next week, students will begin learning about the early hominins and the capabilities that helped them survive.

D.A.R.E. lesson #3 is due on Monday, August 30. All D.A.R.E. lessons are due the following Monday. Students may bring D.A.R.E. donations on each Friday for the next several weeks. Please have students keep track of their points so they can write them in their D.A.R.E. books on D.A.R.E. day (Wednesday or Thursday depending on their period). The list of points is on the back of lesson #1.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Week 4 began with the introduction to Julius Caesar and the reforms he brought to the Roman Republic. With the assassination of Caesar and the civil war that ensued after, the Roman Republic officially came to an end, and the rise of the Roman Empire began! Students took notes on the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, and were introduced to many historical figures important to his story. On Wednesday, students were asked to write their own opinion on Julius Caeser’s assassination by answering the question: In your opinion, who were the real heroes/villians of this story?

Please make sure that your child has added themselves to the google classroom for social studies! Announcements for class are made on here, in addition to tutorial videos for their homework assignments, the calendar of events, and any notes taken during class are uploaded onto the website. Please have your child email me if they have not signed up yet so that they can receive the classroom code from me (if they do not have it in their agendas).

Upcoming Dates:

HW #6 Due September 10th

Punic Wars and Julius Caesar Quiz September 1st (new date)

HW #7 Due September 15th

Rise of Christianity Quiz September 15th

HW #4 Unit 1 Study Guide due Monday, September 27th

HW #3 Page 4 Cover Page due Wednesday, September 29th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events


⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

Hello 5th and sixth grader Parents here are the google classroom codes for their Science class.













Please ask your kids to log in and check it.

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We are now practicing our operations for multidigit whole numbers. Next week we will still be practicing addition and subtraction for large numbers, but we will start to learn about multiplying large numbers.

Ferguson Homeroom: We took our quiz today (Friday) on fractions. Once all students have completed the quiz, we will begin to learn and review all operations of decimals and their relation to fractions.

Soto Homeroom: We have begun practicing adding and subtracting fractions as well as multiplying fractions. We will practice a bit more before diving into dividing fractions.

Williams Homeroom: Weare taking our quiz today (Friday) on fractions and integers. The next concept is exponents.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra (Pink, Yellow, & Green): This last week we reviewed concepts that we have been working on and finished the week with a quiz. We will be picking up the pace in our curriculum overall moving forward to get the rigor of the class where I believe it should be. On Wednesday and Thursday all classes took an iReady Diagnostic test to assess where each student is at. We will take this three times throughout the year to make sure that we are hitting benchmarks and progressing in their understanding of grade level math, as well as the Pre-Algebra curriculum.

Algebra(Red): Unit 1 has flown by and this week we completed the unit and will be testing on Monday. We will be moving into Unit 2 and continuing with this fast pace as we go through the units that are review.

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: This week we did our I-Ready Diagnostic Assessments. Most students finished, some did not. Students are able to work on this at home, but we would appreciate parents NOT helping so we know what the students need to learn.

Zuniga’s HR learned about small poems from Valerie Worth and they wrote their own like Jack did in their class novel Love That Dog. Below are some poems.

Next week, we will review proper nouns and capitalization rules, continue to read our book, and work on revising and editing our writing.

Rodieck’s, Nijjar’s, and Ferguson’s HRs will also continue to read their class novel. We will also be reading some articles about the drought, reviewing spelling rules for making plurals, and revising and editing our writing.

Friday Humanities – All Class learned about the Seven Main Elements of art and practiced using them in their names. Here is one class’s notes on the board as an example of what we learned.



Important due dates:

Football Friday ( Staff vs Student Flag football game)- Friday, September 10th

As a reminder students should be bringing their PE clothes home every Friday, washing them over the weekend, and bringing back for class on Monday. 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:

Here is a photo from ice cream making last Friday!

The students also had a kitchen safety scavenger hunt in the classroom this week! They had a lot of fun while learning about the importance of safety while cooking.

Art (Creative Expression) with Mrs. Aldrich:

Students created mixed media art that included collage, painting, drawing, found objects, and more!

PS: Please give students old magazines (preferably ones with plenty of pictures) to school for future projects!

Millennium High School

Important Upcoming Dates:

9/6: Labor Day (No School)

9/10: Asynchronous Day (students attend class from home using Google Classroom)

9/17: Homecoming Parade Downtown (Central to 10th St.) at 1:30. This is a 11:30 release day for all MHS students. The parade is free to attend!

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 to 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