TLC Charter Chatter
News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools
A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods
Dear parents, families, and guardians,
With most COVID-related restrictions being lifted, we are now able to prepare to welcome back visitors and volunteers to campus! Our EL team is bringing back the Parent Cafe this month. Parents will gather on campus in the EL room to learn about tips on helping their students succeed in school. Scroll down for more information, including the date and time. The Parent Cafe is open to all parents.
We are in the process of implementing a new system for parent volunteers. All volunteers will be required to complete a new application, provide a current TB test, and complete a Live Scan. If you anticipate becoming a volunteer on a future field trip, volunteering in a classroom, or as a driver for an athletic event and would like to begin the process, you may ask the front office for an application.
We hope you are as anxious to return to on-campus events as we are to welcome you back!
Next Year’s School Calendar – 2022-23
This month’s lunch Calendar:
Tracy Learning Center Pre-K
Primary Charter School
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! It will be held in the gym next week. Students can shop before school Tuesday-Friday or after school Tuesday-Thursday. Please note if students are shopping after school, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
We are also so proud of everyone who is participating in our Read-a-Thon! As of Friday, we have raised $16,545! We will close our Read-a-Thon on Wednesday, March 16th. Please help us meet our goal of raising $20,000 to fund new technology programs for next year. If you would like to donate click here!
PCS Read a Thon
Parent teacher conferences are March 15, 16, and 17th. We look forward to seeing you in person or Zoom! You should have received your conference confirmation date and time last week.
CHAMPIONS: BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Do you need before or after-school care? Champions is now expanding their enrollment! See what they will be up to in the month of March (see below)!
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
AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)
Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:
**Attention All Parents**
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 https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student 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 Mission to Mars Field Trip Updates
For those students who already signed up for the Biosphere2 field trip, we are officially booked for Monday, April 18th – 21st. If you paid for the Biosphere trip, please email to confirm your attendance so we can finish booking flights. If you have any questions please contact Mr Snell (email@example.com)
This week we want to put a spotlight on 504 Plans. Here at Tracy Learning Center we have 504 Coordinators who help facilitate the 504 process.
If you have questions about 504’s or would like to meet your 504 coordinator, feel free to email your provider or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Learn more about 504’s by clicking here: Section 504 Accommodation Plan Parent Presentation
Ren Singh email@example.com
Director of Special Education
Millennium High School
MHS Speech and Debate team going to State Championships
Congratulations to Danica Knowlden, Summer Simmons, Narhia Solomon, Jamilyn Lewis, Lexie McAdams, Sydney Saylors, and Colin Lang for qualifying to the State Speech and Debate Championship representing our league!
Did You Know? The Yosemite Forensics League in which Millennium competes runs North-South from Lodi to Merced, and East to West from the Altamont to Yosemite. When our students win competitions in our league, they are competing against ~300 other students from ~20 schools.
We also congratulate the Falcons who qualified as alternates to the State Championship: Giovanni Vasquez, Patrick Bouckaert, Patricia Abrigo, and Gurnoor Singh. We are so proud of our team!
**SAVE THE DATE** Cheer tryouts for the upcoming school year are just around the corner!! At this time, we anticipate having the parent meeting on March 23rd on campus at 5:30pm, followed by clinic 4/4, 4/6-4/8 (4:30-6pm) and tryouts on 4/9. Stay tuned for more details or reach out to Coach Hayes at CoachD74@yahoo.com for more information.
Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:
FALL 2022 Openings (July-Oct/Nov):
*Head Coaches- Varsity, JV, Frosh Girls Volleyball:
WINTER 2022/23 Openings (Oct-Feb/Mar):
*Head Coach- JV Boys Basketball
SPRING 2023 Openings (Jan-May:
*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball:
The Parent Seat:
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: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents
Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
SUMMER 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START
The next opportunity for students to take a Delta College class is Summer 2022, beginning in late May! The process for Summer 2022 has begun!
Brand new to CES and want to learn more? Watch this 6-minute overview video: https://youtu.be/MUtWqWT2AtU
ALL students interested in taking a Summer college class, watch this 7-minute video for deadlines and updates: https://youtu.be/EdKd1TM2Gww
Brand new to this process and ready to get started? It’s time to apply online to Delta College. Refer to this 5-minute video for instructions on part one of this multi-step process: https://youtu.be/skvNJkzoi8E
The MHS Grade Check Google Form, and College Early Start Docusign Form OR Dual Enrollment Docusign Form, will all be due Wednesday, March 16th 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, to be updated throughout the next two weeks as the process continues: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html
NEXT STEPS: Summer 2022 Delta College Early Start
Students who have applied to Delta College and received their Delta ID number can proceed to the next steps! See the attached video (https://youtu.be/VcZQKSauzMA) and associated slides (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aNoGZkEpoLDPYVDH2kW07B4yQZICRu1pWUNUxQ11SF4/edit?usp=sharing) for guidance on how to…
1. Complete the MHS Grade Check Google Form – due for ALL students on 3/16 at 11:59pm. (https://forms.gle/bPvuhjwqxzhXtCJ77) *If you have submitted a Dual Enrollment Form in the past, the MHS Grade Check Google Form is all you have to submit in order to take summer college classes.*
2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Form – ONLY IF you are taking our Summer 2022 Dual Enrollment class, ENG 30 The Film as Literature, as your first class ever AND/OR your first Dual Enrollment class ever. Due 3/16 at 11:59pm along with the MHS Grade Check Google Form. (https://na3.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=eb278dc9-8e42-43ed-81ef-bd8fe475a95e&env=na3&acct=2646a927-3855-4426-8e4f-f7d8ad93aa54&v=2)
2. Complete the College Early Start Form – ONLY IF you have never taken a Dual Enrollment class, and will be taking (an)other college class(es) instead of our Dual Enrollment class, ENG 30 The Film as Literature, in Summer of 2022. Due 3/16 at 11:59pm along with the MHS Grade Check Google Form. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o3LiENum27AkFUNjhk7MEod_d78GJhy0/view?usp=sharing)
PLEASE NOTE: All Delta College classes will be online in Summer 2022. These courses will require a high level of independence, as the courses are accelerated (only 6-8 weeks long) and asynchronous, meaning that there are no required Zoom class meetings with your instructor. Students will have to manage themselves to meet deadlines – completing readings, assignments, projects and tests, and reach out to their instructor and/or Delta College staff for help when needed. Online summer college classes require a lot of responsibility and determination. Here are our recommended classes for this semester: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LlFxGJQMg1_wYAVtc1QsHvLgEdgydGMbeUN3-26-CvM/edit?usp=sharing
If your student missed a step or needs help, please see our website https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html and feel free to email MHS Counselor Ms. Moore at LMoore@tracylc.net.
Please reach out to the MHS Counselors ASAP! The March 16th deadline is fast approaching!
DON’T MISS OUT!
This is the last month to purchase a yearbook or make a senior dedication for your Millennium student. Books will no longer be sold and ads cannot be accepted after April 2nd, in order to have the books printed and distributed on time. Our book is 200 pages and has every sport, activity, club, and Falcon covered — your student will not want to miss this yearbook! Go to http://yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362 to purchase a yearbook or see options for senior dedications. Use code LASTCHANCE to save $5 on the book, and LASTCHANCEAD to save $10 off our senior dedications.
Questions? Email Miss Lamanna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ 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 4th 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 school’s website.