TLC Charter Chatter – Oct 4th

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

School Safety Updates:

I am happy to report the two crossing guards started their duty this week. They will be stationed on the corner of Mae and Beverly every day from 7 AM until 9 AM. Thank you for your patience with this process!

Mr. Saldate, our Administrative Director and Title IX Coordinator spoke to 7th and 8th grade Discovery students as well as all high school students about their rights under Title IX. All students have the right to feel safe and protected at school from all forms of discrimination. If you would like to read more about Title IX, go to and scroll down to the Title IX section.

Thank you to all who have had to follow our COVID-19 modified quarantine protocols. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. The month of September saw a slight increase in cases in Primary compared to August, and a decline in Discovery and Millennium. In each case, close contacts were notified and all guidelines for modified quarantine were followed, including testing twice a week, monitoring for symptoms, and wearing masks indoors at all times. The CDPH made two updates on September 22, 2021 to their K-12 Schools Guidance, which you can read about at the following link:

Thank you, families, for your partnership and support!


Misc. News and Announcements

Looking for Golfers, Sponsors and Donations for our 7th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament. Contact Coach KV for more information Thank you for supporting Millennium Athletics!! 🖤💛

Registration Form (PDF)

This months lunch Calendar:




Primary Charter School

Jog-A-Thon Sponsors Needed!

Hello PCS parents, we are preparing for our 7th Annual Jog-A-Thon and we are looking for business owners who are interested in supporting our school and students by sponsoring our event. All donations will be used for event t-shirts and student awards and prizes. Sponsors will have their business logo printed on students’ shirts, and we have a banner option as well. If you or someone you know owns a business and would like to sponsor this event please contact Coach Knaus at and she will email you all of the necessary information.

AERIES Emergency Info Needed.

We still have several families who have not completed an updated emergency contact form. This information is very important and is used to contact parents if there is an emergency. If you have not completed this form, please do so and return it to our front office ASAP






Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**


***An Important Message from the Front Office***

Below you will find a link to our electronic parent website (AERIES). This database contains critical information about each DCS student and each student’s emergency contact information. This portion MUST BE FILLED OUT BY YOU. All data will be used to contact you in the event of an emergency. It is very important that you take the time to ensure we have all necessary information.


Use the following link and login in with the email and password you created when registering your student at the beginning of the school year. From there, navigate to the DATA CONFIRMATION PROCESS link. Once you enter the information, THE LAST STEP IS TO PRINT THE EMERGENCY CARD and turn it into the front office or to your child’s teacher.

If you believe you have already completed this process OR you need help completing this process please call 209-290-0511. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY: October 5th, 2021

If you would like your student to retake their picture because you weren’t satisfied with the originals, please return those picture packets with your child on this day when they go in for their retakes. Thank you!


Washington DC Update

For anyone interested in joining us for the DC trip this spring break, please see the attached flyer! The deadline for registration has been extended to October 15th, 2021. Final payment is due in January.


DCS Halloween Dance

⅚ Dance

⅞ Dance


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





5th/6th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 8





⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During week 9 (9/27 – 10/01), students showed what they’ve learned by creating a comic strip about life in the Neolithic Age. They showed how life has changed over time from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age. Later in the week, students participated in a fun activity in which they competed with other groups to weave baskets out of strips of paper. The winning groups’ baskets held the most apples! See pictures below:

For week 10 (10/04 – 10/08), students will start the week by working on their D.A.R.E. reports. It is a short essay about what they have learned in the D.A.R.E. program. We will only have Monday to work on it during class, but if students do not finish, they are expected to continue working on it for homework. It is due October 11. I will be posting the instructions over this weekend for students who want to get started on it early. Later in the week, students will play review games and create a study guide for the upcoming unit test.

Early Humans and the Stone Age unit test is planned for October 8. Students should be studying their notebooks and worksheets in the meantime.

Students will be presenting their D.A.R.E. songs to the class this week! Periods 1-3 will perform on Wednesday and periods 5-7 will perform on Thursday.


The last D.A.R.E. donation day is Friday, October 8. Please contact me at if it’s a large donation so I can have students from leadership assist at carline.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

This upcoming week we will begin our new unit: Islam. Just like with the previous unit when we learned about Christianity. Students will be introduced to the basic foundations and history of the creation and spread of the religion in the early 19th century, the growing cities during this time, and the achievements in science and math during the Islamic Golden Age. Content will be taught in an objective, balanced, and factual manner that is part of our California Social Studies curriculum.

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 #8 all pages glued in due October 8th

HW #9 Vocab Page 48 due October 14th

Rise/Culture/Vocab Quiz October 14th

HW #10 Page 47 Cover Page due October 26th

Unit 2 Test October 26th

Calendar of Events

⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

Math with Ms. Saenz:

Hello Parents,

As I wrap up my 3rd week as your child’s new math teacher, I have been busy getting to know your student(s) and creating classroom procedures and policies. I also want to thank all of the students and parents for their patience. I know some are eager to get the ball rolling with homework. I promise at the start of October it will be more productive.

This week, we worked on organizing our math notebook. The notebook will contain notes, resource pages, and activity sheets. The idea of the notebook is for students to use it as a reference for their classwork, homework or study guide. It’s important your child has their notebook with them everyday and keeps it organized. We also started our lesson on Fractions.

Classroom behavior has improved this week. Students are being respectful of each other, not talking over me, and helping maintain the classroom clean.

Thank you

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We are starting our division lessons next week.

Ferguson Homeroom: Students started simple interest this week and we will continue to practice about simple interest before moving on to discount and tax concepts.

Soto Homeroom: We will be moving to decimals next week.

Williams Homeroom: Students did well on their quiz and began scientific notation. Next week we will review all our lessons from exponents to ordering real numbers for our quiz on Friday.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra (Pink, Yellow, & Green): Week 9 flew by. I cannot believe we are getting close to the end of the trimester. This week we went through scientific notation and ended the week with a quiz. Starting next week we will begin Order of Operations as well as Evaluating Expressions, which wraps up Unit 1 for us. This means that we will be having our first unit test within the next week and a half. I feel that students are showing understanding and will do very well. Beginning next week we will also be spending more time using iReady to really master some of the skills and concepts that students are missing in their mathematical understanding.

Algebra(Red): We jammed through the rest of Unit 2 this week and ended the unit with our second unit test. I am sure that I will be very pleased with their scores and overall average. Next week we will kick off Unit 3 on Relations and Functions.

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: Just want to remind that students need to be carrying small inexpensive headphones or earbuds (that plug into the computer) to use when we are doing I-Ready. We will be doing I-Ready weekly Students also need to be carrying a book in their backpack that they can pull out and read. Book Reports will be due Wednesday, October 29, 2021.

Zuniga’s HR finished reading Love That Dog and we will start Hate That Cat – the sequel. It is Jack’s second year with Miss. Stretchberry and we will learn more about his family in this book. Students will also be typing one of their narratives to submit for a grade.

Rodieck’s, Nijjar’s, and Ferguson’s HRs finished A Long Walk to Water. Next week we will be completing a final project about the book and presenting them to the class. There will be no spelling/vocabulary words this week so students can focus on their final project.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

All classes have finished reading A Long Walk to Water. We will complete an exam, write an essay, and complete a group visual composition . The need for effective student notes will be demonstrated in this process.

We will use iReady next week to reinforce skills.

Language Arts with Mrs. Soto

All classes did Soundbites this week, Soundbites are news articles that the students chose and presented as if they were news broadcasters.

Students were also assigned an essay this week that will be due October 6th.

Next week we will be starting a poetry unit.

Discovery 5-8th Physical Education Department:

It is week one of our new units, we have been working on basic skills and will move on to lead up games next week.

Coach Levand is in ultimate frisbee, and ultimate kanjam

Coach Penirian is in eclipse ball and soft tennis

Coach Williams is in soccer

Art (Creative Expression) with Mrs. Aldrich:

Students began working on photo-realism. Here are some of their works below:

Millennium High School

AERIES Emergency Info Needed.

We still have several families who have not completed an updated emergency contact form. This information is very important and is used to contact parents if there is an emergency. If you have not completed this form, please do so and return it to our front office ASAP


MHS Fine Arts Department presents…

Haunted High For Big Kids and Teens

and Carnival 2021

Warning: This Haunted House is Scary.

Where: TLC gym


Saturday, October 23rd

6:00 – 10:00


$8.00 per haunted house trip

Food: Hot-dogs, chips, and drinks

Kid Zone:

Carnival games

Important Upcoming Dates:

Early Release-Days: We have 3 early release days scheduled this year. During these days, students will attend school until 11:30. These dates were originally scheduled to be fully asynchronous but are now minimum days. The dates are:

November 5th

February 4th

April 29th


It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the Fall Athletics Season! While COVID is still in the forefront of how we operate, some restrictions have been lifted for indoor sports (while others remain firmly in place). We are now able to allow spectators at all athletic events, but masks are required to be worn indoors at all times, which would include any volleyball and basketball events. Fans that do not wish to follow that expectation (vaccinated or not) will not be allowed into the gyms. We have done a great job over the last year and a half following these guidelines, and I know we all anticipate the day it’s no longer required!

Looking to be a high school coach? Oftentimes parents inquire as to how they can get into coaching. Here are 2 main “go to” platforms: and You can go to both of those links to find available coaching positions throughout the state of California, including here at MHS, when spots are available. Being a high school coach includes much more than just an understanding of the game. One must work with facilities/equipment/enrollment/circumstances provided school by school, in addition to having a strong understanding of NFHS and CIF Section/State bylaws. Athletics is an extension of the classroom, of which our participants are students first, athletes second.

Currently hiring the following:

*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball:

*Head Coach- Coed Tennis:

Posting coming soon: Frosh/Soph and JV Girls Volleyball for 2022

Parents often find themselves in a challenging role of separating themselves from “Parent” and “Parent Coach”. I would strongly encourage all parents to check out these courses available from NFHS Learn:

Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the parents and community members that have volunteered their time to help out at athletic events, from admissions gate and chain gang, lines and score table to announcing and snack bar. These events benefit greatly from your involvement and we appreciate you!

Weekly Athletic Announcements: Looking for schedules? In-Season sports will always have their schedules posted and current at both and Fall is currently posted, winter and spring to follow!



Sign ups are open for the PSAT/NMSQT Test offered on Saturday, October 16th at Millennium High School! The cost is $20 to register. Payment for registration (Cash or Check) may be paid in person to the Counseling Office before test day and/or brought in person on the day of testing. Space is limited and this practice test is recommended for 11th grade students. However, 9th and 10th grade students are able to register. Test time: Arrival 7:45AM – Testing Begins 8:00AM – approximately 11:45AM Rooms to be announced. Students may sign up here:


The next opportunity for students to take a Delta College class is Spring 2022, beginning in January! The process for Spring 2022 has begun. Informational videos are available on the MHS Counseling website, students’ nest Google Classrooms, Unity and here in the Charter Chatter.

Students who have applied online to Delta College, received their Delta ID#, and completed the MHS Grade Check Google Form ( can now submit their College Early Start Form and/or Dual Enrollment Program Form, depending on what class(es) they will be taking.

Video Instructions:

Recommended Classes:

Access to Forms:

The MHS Grade Check Google Form and College Early Start/Dual Enrollment Program Docusign Form will be due Monday, October 11th at 11:59pm. Students need to meet this deadline, and be earning A’s and B’s in their high school classes to qualify.

For more information about the College Early Start program, please visit this link:

Parents/Guardians of the Senior Class of 2022

Counselors visited senior classes last week with a great deal of information for your student about their senior year. A letter was also mailed to you this week with the code to add yourself to the Remind App. This will help you to stay up to date on any information from the MHS Counseling Department about graduation, dates and deadlines, and more!


Please click on the following QR Code to access this information directly. There is a senior packet of information as well as the Powerpoint presentation given to all students is posted.


Please visit our website for full updated information about community service for the 2021-2022 year at

What a great Homecoming week we had! I hope everyone is well-rested after our many fun events.

On Saturday, instead of sleeping in, six brave Falcons rose and shone at our first in-person speech tournament since March 13, 2020. And their persistence paid off! In a field of nine schools and ~160 entries, all of our MHS students finished in the top 10 in their events. If you see these students around campus, please congratulate them!

Dylan Maness Dominguez – 9th Place, Novice Congressional Debate

Colin Lang – 8th Place, Novice Congressional Debate

Sydney Saylors – 8th Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking

Danica Knowlden – 7th Place, Varsity Impromptu Speaking

Colin Lang – 6th Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking

Dylan Maness Dominguez – 5th Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking

Patrick Bouckaert – 5th Place, Varsity Informative Speaking

Danica Knowlden – 3rd Place, Varsity Dramatic Interpretation

Lucy Lamanna – 3rd Place, Varsity Impromptu Speaking

Danica Knowlden – 2nd Place, Varsity Parliamentary Debate (w/partner Lucy Lamanna)

Lucy Lamanna – 2nd Place, Varsity Parliamentary Debate (w/partner Danica Knowlden)

Our next tournament is 10/2 at Enochs High School in Modesto. If you are interested in coming by to observe and help us out with judging, please let me know! I have free coffee and food waiting for you : )

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.