TLC Charter Chatter – Weekly Newsletter

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Hello TLC families! We have another eventful week upon us. . . be sure to click on each school’s link to read more about the upcoming Red Ribbon Week and Halloween activities!


On another note, I would like to bring more awareness to Chronic Absenteeism. We are required to report attendance data to the state of California for all students in TK-12th grade. The state has clearly defined what constitutes a chronic absentee. Any student missing 10% of the school days to date are considered chronically absent. That means, if we have been in school for 50 days and a student has been absent five days, they would fall under the definition of chronically absent. The state does not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences- in their view, an absence is an absence. We have developed a multi-tiered system of support to track attendance and inform parents of this state requirement. If a student becomes chronically absent over the course of the school year, we will reach out to parents to develop a plan to support school attendance.   

It is important to remember that missing just two days a month of school―for any reason― can be a problem for kids in a number of ways. Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read on grade level by the third grade. For older students, being chronically absent is strongly associated with failing at school―even more than low grades or test scores. When absences add up, these students are more likely to be suspended and drop out of high school. Chronic absenteeism is also linked with teen substance use, as well as poor health as adults.

Thank you for partnering with us and supporting good attendance habits! 

Mrs. Woods


TLC Announcements




ALL TLC Parents:

The State of California has mandated that both parents have their educational level reported each year. This is a change from only requesting the highest education level of either parent. This data is used for funding the school.

This information will be used to update the information in Aeries.

The 9th Annual Golf Tournament is in the books. We had perfect weather and a great turnout. Thank you to the coaches who came out today to help or play from Baseball, Softball and Basketball. Thank you, Miss Lamana, Miss Arendsee, Miss Balsamo, and Mr. Young for coming out on your day off to play or help at the event. Between the staff members who donated, came to work or play, and our student-athletes who volunteered, we greatly appreciate your support. This is my biggest fundraiser every year and without the ones mentioned above and all our sponsors below, this event would not be a huge success without all of them.

Take a look inside classrooms By School- Upcoming Dates, Reminders, Announcements, and More!


PCS (Primary K-4)  –   PCS Charter Chatter

DCS (Discovery 5-8)    –              DCS Charter Chatter

MHS (Millennium 9-12)     –      MHS Charter Chatter


Lunch  Menu     –    Lunch Menus 2023


Need Before or After School Care? Use the QR codes below to find out more about Champions!


Special Education 

El Dorado Charter SELPA’s Community Advisory Committee is a group formed to advise the Charter SELPA about the Special Education Local Plan, annual priorities, parent education, and other special education related activities. The CAC is designed to be a dynamic collaborative partnership of educators, parents, and community members.

The CAC holds three business meetings annually to address topics of interest to families of children with disabilities and gather information to advise our Special Education Local Plan.

To learn more about this, click on the link below:

If you have any questions or want more information 

(209) 290-0511 

Director Special Education