TLC Charter Chatter – Week of Aug 22nd

TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Hello, TLC parents, guardians, and families! We are starting an awareness campaign about the dangers of social media. Classes have had discussions about social media use and I am looking into doing more, but I need your help. Please partner with us on this important issue. Here are a few tips on how you can help:

How can I keep my children safe using social media?

  • Learn about the programs and apps your child is using. Some social media platforms have age restrictions to join, but it’s easy for children to get around these.
  • Show interest in your child’s online life and ask questions.
  • When possible, keep tablets and computers in common areas where you can watch while your child uses them.
  • Get online family protection. Programs that provide parental controls can block websites, enforce time limits, and monitor the websites your child visits, and their online conversations.
  • Follow your child’s online accounts, and tell them that you are monitoring their online activity to help keep them safe. Some children or teens may create a fake second account for their parents to follow.
  • Ask them about the people they “meet” online. Showing genuine interest will help them feel comfortable talking about it. Explain that it’s easy for someone on the Internet to pretend to be someone they’re not.
  • Talk about the importance of keeping online friendships in the online world. Make it clear that if your child wants to meet an online friend in person, it must be in a public place and with a trusted adult.
  • Discuss what’s okay and safe to post online, and what isn’t. Online posts stay online forever. As a general rule, your child shouldn’t post anything they wouldn’t want a parent or teacher to see or read.
  • People can’t always control what others post about them. Explain that information and photos found online can turn up again years later.
  • Explain that autocorrect can sometimes lead to miscommunication and hurt feelings.

I know many of you are following these steps already, but it is always good to have a refresher!

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Woods


Callbacks and 2nd Round of Auditions!

Missed the last audition or had second thoughts? Now is your time to overcome those fears and try out!

We will be having the 2nd day of Auditions next

Tuesday, 8/30 at 4:30 in M202

If you auditioned last time or would like to try out for the first time, plan on attending this audition.

Hope to see you there!

-Mr. Snyder


Sponsor Request 2022

 registration form 2022



Next Year’s School Calendar – 2022-23



Primary Charter School


Special Education

Survey response from over 2,000 parents by Common Sense Media, stated over 90% of their children under age 8 have used a mobile device and 48 percent report that their children under age 2 use mobile devices regularly.

While parents recognize the importance of limiting their children’s screen time, they are not sure how to go about it. With over 80 percent reporting they worry “a lot” or “some of the time” about losing parental control of kids’ access to screens, they also do not feel confident in their own ability to manage kids’ screen use at home.

Below are two articles related to screen time and how as a parent you can better control your child’s technology time. Click below to learn more.



If you have any questions about this topic feel free to contact the special education department.

Renu Singh

(209) 290-0511

Director Special Education


Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

Dear DCS parents and guardians,

This school year our Discovery Athletics program is in the building phase. We have appointed Coach Easterday as the Athletic Director and he has been reaching out to surrounding school districts to partner with them and develop our program. We wanted to include cheer as one of our programs, however, at this time, we are going to have to put a pause on the cheer program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are going to put clear guidelines and protocols in place for the future and this will take time to develop.

There will be more opportunities to participate in DCS sports for all students this year, such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Check the Charter Chatter often for updates on DCS sports.

Thank you for your understanding,

Carolyn Woods, CEO

Take a look into our classrooms!

Week 4 DCS Charter Chatter



As required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine (pertussis – Whooping Cough Booster) for all students entering the 7th grade. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 7th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child gets his/her required vaccination prior to school re-opening on August 1, 2022. We suggest you call and arrange this vaccine appointment asap.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school once students return to campus.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up-to-date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

For questions, please call your primary physician today or call the San Joaquin County Public Health Services Program, at (209) 468-3481.

Students will not be allowed to attend campus classes without his/her completion of all school-required vaccines/immunizations.



Millennium High School

Please check the email you have on file with AERIES to view your invitation to the MHS Information Google Classroom. This will be our avenue of communication to parents and students this year.


Callbacks and 2nd Round of Auditions!

Missed the last audition or had second thoughts? Now is your time to overcome those fears and try out!

We will be having the 2nd day of Auditions next

Tuesday, 8/30 at 4:30 in M202

If you auditioned last time or would like to try out for the first time, plan on attending this audition.

Hope to see you there!

-Mr. Snyder

Haunted High 2022

Informational Meeting and Committee Sign Up

If you are interested in helping out with Haunted High this year, plan on attending the first informational meeting!

Wednesday, August 31st during lunchtime(11:45-12:30) in

Mrs. Souza’s room (M304 The Art Room)

During this meeting, we will discuss the event and the various jobs we will need filled and then give you the chance to sign up for any job you are interested in.

-Mr. Snyder

Summer 2022 College Early Start $100 Scholarship Request Form Open!

Students who earned a B (not a B-) or higher in their Summer 2022 Delta College class(es) may now submit their $100 scholarship request form. They must include proof of the grade(s) earned from their MyDelta account. Here is the Google Form that must be completed:

The form is due on Wednesday, September 21st by 11:59 pm. NO exceptions!



We have a minimum day Friday, September 2nd. We have extended our minimum day to 12:30pm. Please see our new minimum day bell schedule below:

Millennium Minimum Day Bell Schedule 2022-23

0 period 8:00-8:30

1st period 8:30-9:00

2nd period 9:00-9:30

3rd period 9:30-10:00

5th period 10:00-10:30

6th period 10:30-11:00

7th period 11:00-11:30

8th period 11:30-12:00

Lunch 12:00-12:30



Fall Sports Recap

Football – The Falcons Varsity football team traveled to Riverbank on Aug 19th and won! The final score was 13-0 – Senior running back Ethan Dargin led to the team on offense, with two impressive touchdown runs. He also had a sack, six tackles and an interception.

Sophomore Andre Saldate also had a great game on defense! He had 8 tackles, a forced fumble, and recorded 4 sacks!

The Girls Volleyball opened their season on Friday, August 19th against Pacheco High School – we had a great crowd! The gym was packed, and our girls played hard, and while we didn’t come out victorious, we showed improvement from one game to the next. On Monday, the varsity team traveled to Ben Holt Academy and won their first set of the season! They also played at home against Chavez High School, and the games were close at all levels – these Lady Falcons are really fun to watch! The next home game is Thursday, September 1st at Kimball – come watch our youngest Falcons, the Freshmen team, as they face River Islands High School! The game will start at 530pm!

Senior Danika Nunez is an important member of the team this year! She excels at soccer and decided to play volleyball this year and is having a great time!

Our Cross Country team has their first meet on September 13th – These are two of our seniors, Emma Curran and Emily Barrios-Cruz! They are excited to be running this year, and can’t wait to post their fastest times ever under the leadership of our new Coach – Mr. Copass!!!

Did you know you can earn Nest Points for attending games! Students get your student ID card scanned at the door to earn 20 points for a home game, and 40 points for a road game! We had 18 students travel to the Foundation game in Stockton on Monday night! They each earned 40 points for themselves! Way to show your support Falcons!

Our teams are set for the Fall season – BUT – get yourself ready for Winter Sports – Basketball and Soccer are coming soon!

Here is a step by step guide to follow – you can always email me with questions at

First – Go to Complete ALL forms on this website.

Second – Click on this link to Download a copy of the Sports Physical

Third – Take the forms from step 2 to your doctor to have them filled out.

Fourth and Final Step – Take a picture of the completed sports physical form and attach it on your athletic clearance!

For any questions, email me, Drew Reyes, the Millennium Athletic Director at

Be a part of something this year- Be a part of Falcon Athletics!