TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

On October 1, 2021, Governor Newsom announced plans to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccines required to attend school in-person when the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for middle and high school grades. Since his announcement, we have not received any further information. As a public school, we are bound to follow state educational laws, and take directives from the San Joaquin County Office of Education. As soon as I receive more information regarding this announcement, I will be sure to share it with all of you.


Beginning next month, all schools will have an early release day the first Friday of each month to allow time for teachers to participate in important professional development workshops, staff meetings, and training sessions. Release times for each school will be as follows:

Primary (TK-4th grade): 11:00 AM

Discovery (5-8): 11:30 AM

Millennium (9-12): 11:30 AM

Add the following dates to your calendar as early release days:

November 5, 2021

December 3, 2021

January 7, 2022

February 4, 2022

March 4, 2022

April 1, 2022

May 6, 2022

June 3, 2022

**Please disregard all previously released early dismissal dates.**






7th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament

Thank you to all of the families, staff and members of the community that supported the 7th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament! For being our second tournament in a calendar year, this one was a success. We raised $10,000!

I want to send a special thank you to our banner sponsors:

White Willow Wellness Center

Danielle Ramos with Diversified Capital Funding

Custom Exteriors

D&D Ready Mix Inc.

Kona Ice

Thank you to the families and local businesses that sponsored a hole:

Anchor Transfer Service Inc.

California Nail & Supply Co., Inc.

Bill Asaad

The Press Wine Bar

Joleen Linasan

Associated Compressor and Equipment

Melissa Jimenez-Ortiz with The Jimenez Group

Astoria Senior Living

Dr. Trosien


Thank you to the families, coaches, athletes and staff members that played or helped with this year’s tournament. You are all greatly appreciated!

Between the two golf tournaments we had this year, we were able to finish our weight room!

“Loving host family needed for a wonderful girl from Spain. She is very sweet, respectful and neat. She likes to be organized and is a great student. She has done classical and contemporary dance since she was three years old. She also plays the piano and loves to build Legos to relax. Student goes to Millennium High and has been living with a temporary welcome family so she was able to come and start school. Please consider opening your home and heart to this wonderful girl for the school year.

Host family provides her a room (she can share with the same gender sibling over the age of 10) and 3 meals a day. Student pays for all other expenses. Contact Ceci Haas, local Academic Coordinator, for more information. 951-204-2165



This months lunch Calendar:


Tracy Learning Center Pre-K

Autumn is here! This month we will explore apples, leaves, pumpkins and more. We still have a few available slots left in the pre-k room. If you have a child 3-5 years old and are interested in learning more about our program,feel free to give us a call (209) 229-1575.

Primary Charter School

We enjoyed a wonderful dance, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. All of the PCS seemed to enjoy watching the talented dancers.

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**

**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.



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 10






⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During the week of October 11, students started their next unit on ancient civilizations beginning with understanding the characteristics of a civilization. Then, students analyzed a map of Mesopotamia and labeled important locations such as Ur, Uruk, and Babylon. To end the week, students started a lesson on ancient Sumer and the Sumerians that will continue on Monday, October 18. This was also the final week of D.A.R.E.! Students who completed all 9 weekly lessons, a D.A.R.E. report, song, and classwork in their books received a certificate, shirt, and other D.A.R.E. items to celebrate. The pizza party has been postponed for one month.

This week (October 18), students will continue learning about Sumer and focus on cause and effect with the Sumerians. They will also participate in a stations activity to learn about daily life in Sumer followed by a focus on cuneiform before we make our own “clay tablets” using Play-Doh. I do have Play-Doh to supply the students, but students will also be allowed to bring their own. The tentative date for the activity is Friday, October 22.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

And just like that, we are done with unit 2! Students in all classes sped through the unit on Islam, finishing it up on Friday. The unit test has been moved up now to Wednesday, October 20th. Our new unit will be on medieval China and Japan.

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 #10 Page 47 Cover Page due October 20th

Unit 2 Test October 20th

Calendar of Events

⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

DATES TENTATIVE Schedule for the Week 12

(Dates are subject to change based on the pace of each class)

  1. Unit Test Review
    1. Yellow – Study Guides are due on Google Classroom by 8:30am (they have an extension due to the Staff vs. Student Soccer game)
      1. They will be playing Blooket to review possible questions
    2. All other classes – Review of the Summary Sheet posted to the Google Classroom with all they Key Concepts that will be covered on the unit test
  1. Unit Test
    1. Test will cover the following resources (all posted to Google Classroom)
      1. Intro to Ecosystems – Notes
      2. Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers – Notes
      3. Transfers of Energy – Notes
      4. Where are the Wolverines – Article
      5. The Mysterious Humboldt Squid – Article
      6. Food Web Samples
    2. Yellow – Review of Summary Sheet
  1. Yellow – Unit Test Day
  2. All Other Classes – Test Corrections
  1. Test Corrections and Grade Checks
    1. Today students will get their final score for the Unit Test (with added points for corrections)
    2. They will also have the chance to ask about their grades on Aeries
  1. New Unit Begins!

Math with Ms. Saenz:

This week, we reviewed the difference between factors and multiples as well as reintroduced GCF and LCM. Students took notes, watched lesson videos, and practiced as a whole class. Students were given assignments to practice and showcase what they have learned. Starting next week, I would like students to practice their multiplication tables. 5-10 minutes at home will help them dearly. They can make flashcards or use appropriate learning websites. I have linked a couple here or

Next week, some students will take a math assessment, iready. I will let the students know what day they will take the assessment. They will need headphones. I will check if we have headphones too. The assessment will help determine what math skills they have mastered and which they still need to practice.

Grades for Blue (pd 1), Yellow (pd 3), and Green (pd 6) have been updated. Pink (pd 7) will be updated tonight (10/15) by 10 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. Please allow 1-2 days for me to reply. Next week, your students will receive their assignments and I will ask them to share those assignments with you.

Finally, Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up for my Homeroom (Blue). I will be sending a form next week with your student with a specific date and time. Please sign and have your student return the form the next day.

Classroom behavior is improving this week. Thank you

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We have practiced division the last couple of weeks and will be practicing solving word problems starting Monday. *Note: You will be receiving parent teacher conference forms on Monday with your date and time. The form will be on blue colored cardstock so keep a lookout for the form Monday and have your student return the form by Friday, October 22.

Ferguson Homeroom: Students finished their percent quiz today and next week we will be reviewing all of unit one. Our unit 1 test will be next Friday, October 22.

Soto Homeroom: We have started adding and subtracting decimals this week and will continue to practice next week. Our goal is to get to multiplying decimal before the end of next week.

Williams Homeroom: We have moved into the last part of unit 1. Our focus this week was on order of operations and evaluating expressions. We will take a quiz on this possibly next week depending on student understanding as a class.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra (Pink, Yellow, & Green): Week 11 started with evaluating expressions and ended with a Unit Test. This was huge for students as it is the first Unit Test of the Trimester. As well as, the end of the trimester is approaching very quickly with only 3 weeks left. We will begin Unit 2 this week and as I have mentioned to each of my classes, we will be picking up the pace. Now that we have laid the foundation, we can move along at a more reasonable pace to get through our curriculum.

Algebra(Red): We will kick off Unit 3 on Relations and Functions and to finish the week we will take a quiz. This group has shown me time and time again how motivated they are. Unit 2 test average was a 96%, like wow! They’re killing it!

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 started Hate That Cat, the sequel to Love That Dog and we listened to a dramatic reading of “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe. Students also learned about complete subjects, not just simple subjects. We also started our Opinion and Persuasive Writing Unit that will take us to the end of the Trimester.

Rodieck’s, Nijjar’s, and Ferguson’s HRs started The Seventh Most Important Thing. Students also learned about simple and complete subjects. This leads us into diagramming soon. We also started our Opinion and Persuasive Writing Unit that will take us to the end of the Trimester.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

We have wrapped up A Long Walk to Water. Before we begin our next novel, we are enjoying a respite with poetry. Our introduction will take a week or so to complete. We will revisit poetry throughout the year, as poetic devices appear constantly in other types of writing.

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:

Important upcoming dates for Discovery PE:

Family Life permission slips went out on Monday, October 11. Please look over with your student if you haven’t already. They are due by Friday, November 5th.

Red Ribbon Week – October 25th- 29th

Jog- A-Thon Envelopes will be passed out on October 22nd

7th Annual Jog-a-thon is November 10th

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

This week the students concluded their unit on nutrition. The week ended with the students working on an activity where they found out roughly how many calories they ate during a Thanksgiving meal! Many were shocked to see that they ate more than a day’s worth of calories for that meal! Next week we will begin our unit on careers in the food industry.

Art (Creative Expression) with Mrs. Aldrich:

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


Student Versus Staff Soccer Game

It was a close game tied 2-2 at the end of the second half. For the first time in DCS history, the game was decided by a shoot out. Each side had 5 tries to score. Students scored one on their fifth attempt. Staff were up next and the shots sailed just outside the goals, so Students one 3-2. Never has a Student Staff Soccer Game been so close!!





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


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st is FINANCIAL AID DAY AT MHS! For parents/guardians of the Senior Class of 2022. The parent workshop on how to apply and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) starts at 6pm. 

Thursday 10/21 10:35-11:15am Link:

Thursday 10/21 11:35-12:12pm  Link:

Thursday 10/21 6-7pm Link:



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




CSU APPLICATION WORKSHOP MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th for seniors!!!! 11:30am – 12:25pm – Students attend in person Room 206 OR can zoom. Zoom link will be sent in the Amur Google Classroom on Monday morning.


Vernon Real of Millennium High School has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


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 unfortunately not be permitted into the indoor venues at this time. 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!

Currently hiring for 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:

Thank you all of the parents and community members that have volunteered their time to help out at athletic events this Fall, from admissions gate and chain gang, lines and score table to announcing and snack bar, etc. 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! MHS Athletics is on social media! Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at




Did you know? Now is the best time to order a yearbook for your Millennium Falcon. Prices are the lowest they’ll ever be!

Use code EARLYBOOK to get 15% off our already low price of $75. Senior parents, friends, and teammates can use code EARLYAD to receive a 15% discount on any senior dedication ads they place as well!

Together, we are gold. Capture the moments of this memorable year by reserving your student’s yearbook today. Prices go up on 12/2, so order now. Visit and enter our school code, 21365, to see what options are available!

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