MHS Haunted High is BACK! Prepare to be SCARED!

Tonight, Friday, October 22nd from 5-9pm we have our Haunted High PG version featuring all your favorite characters from Five Nights at Freddy.  

On Saturday, October 23rd from 6-10pm we crank up the scares for our PG-13 Haunted High.   Join us if you dare!!

We also feature carnival games and food.  We hope to see you all for this spooky fun event!

 

 

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.

REMINDER: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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

ARI

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 cecihaas@gmail.com chinet.org

 



 

This months lunch Calendar:

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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 gknaus@tracylc.net 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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)




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 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.

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DCS Halloween Dance

⅚ Dance

⅞ Dance

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

5th/6th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 10

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

 


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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

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)

Monday
  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
Tuesday
  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
Wednesday
  1. Yellow – Unit Test Day
  2. All Other Classes – Test Corrections
Thursday
  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
Friday
  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 https://www.mathsisfun.com/tables.html or https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html.

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

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:  https://deltacollege-edu.zoom.us/j/97155078310?pwd=ZVR4YXgwdC9wTENiNlo0bUtvaU82UT09

Thursday 10/21 11:35-12:12pm  Link: https://deltacollege-edu.zoom.us/j/93717997020?pwd=YzZDcGlKM2E2b3VmRDFiN3c4dzhFdz09

Thursday 10/21 6-7pm Link:  https://deltacollege-edu.zoom.us/j/96973657441?pwd=cmphOFRMMDM0a29uWHdxNlFjVXk4UT09

 

 



MHS Fine Arts Department presents…

Haunted High For Big Kids and Teens

and Carnival 2021

Warning: This Haunted House is Scary.

Where: TLC gym

When:

Saturday, October 23rd

6:00 – 10:00

Admission:

$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.

COMMENDED STUDENT IN THE 2022 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Vernon Real, 12th Grade

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.”

ATHLETICS

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: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473

*Head Coach- Coed Tennis: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1483466

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: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents

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 MHSFalcons.com and MaxPreps.com. 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 Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

 

 

 

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 http://yearbookordercenter.com 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 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 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

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 

 

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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.**

 



 

 

 

This months lunch Calendar:

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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 gknaus@tracylc.net 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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)





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 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.

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!

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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.

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DCS Halloween Dance

⅚ Dance

⅞ Dance

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

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 dbird@tracylc.net 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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

1st Quarter report cards are available! (Please note: printed reports are no longer being mailed)

MHS Fine Arts Department presents…

Haunted High For Big Kids and Teens

and Carnival 2021

Warning: This Haunted House is Scary.

Where: TLC gym

When:

Saturday, October 23rd

6:00 – 10:00

Admission:

$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

ATHLETICS

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: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473

*Head Coach- Coed Tennis: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1483466

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: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents

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 MHSFalcons.com and MaxPreps.com. 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 Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

SPRING 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START FORMS DUE TODAY, 10/11

The next opportunity for students to take a Delta College class is Spring 2022, beginning in January! Multiple forms for all students who hope to participate are due today, 10/11. Informational videos have been made available on the MHS Counseling website, students’ nest Google Classrooms, Unity and here in the Charter Chatter over the past few weeks.

Students who have applied online to Delta College and received their Delta ID#, must complete the MHS Grade Check Google Form (https://forms.gle/2NUBvx4DmtzJyV65A) AND either the College Early Start Form and/or Dual Enrollment Program Form, depending on what class(es) they will be taking. These are all due TODAY, Monday October 11 by 11:59pm.

Video Instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kh-5XLG7fw899LpFOgHEeR1kAwLiBR6P/view?usp=sharing

Recommended Classes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LlFxGJQMg1_wYAVtc1QsHvLgEdgydGMbeUN3-26-CvM/edit?usp=sharing

Access to CES/DEP Forms: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bi3c4BeAOs3GcDbFqtEkDmpOa9C1n5W6c-uFZBXkeiI/edit?usp=sharing

The MHS Grade Check Google Form and College Early Start/Dual Enrollment Program Docusign Form are due today, 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: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html

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 last 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 visit our webpage of info at: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/seniors-class-of-2022.html

There is a senior packet of information as well as the Powerpoint presentation given to all students is posted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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

https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html

Fall is a great time to volunteer for community events.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! 10/17/2021

Southwinds Church is back with another Harvest Party! This organization is looking for students that enjoy carnival games and activities. Students are required to arrive at 1 pm. That will give the organization enough time to prepare students on what they will do and help set up. The event is on their big courtyard facing Middle Rd, so students cannot miss it, and they will have a large feather banner that says “INFO”. The Harvest party will have lots of carnival eats and provide students with a few tickets to get some food. Make sure to bring a water bottle, sunglasses, and a little extra money if students want more food. This opportunity is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Please do not miss out!!

Student duties will be to run carnival games and pass out candy.

 

Time duration: 1:00pm- 6:30-7:00pm the latest. Southwinds will make sure to sign your community service paper that day. Please make sure to Print the community service form out before you go to the event. Students are able to bring a friend to work with them at their game station. This is a family event, so please dress in appropriate attire.

How to sign up: complete google form by clicking the link below.

https://forms.gle/yhECyiTZ8fcvKZhZ9

Additional questions contact Ms. Taylor at

Email: ltaylor@tracylc.net

 

 

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 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 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

 

 

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 tracylc.net 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:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx

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 kvigil@tracylc.net Thank you for supporting Millennium Athletics!! 🖤💛

Registration Form (PDF)

This months lunch Calendar:

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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 gknaus@tracylc.net 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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 



 

 

 

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 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.

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!

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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.

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DCS Halloween Dance

⅚ Dance

⅞ Dance

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

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 dbird@tracylc.net 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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

MHS Fine Arts Department presents…

Haunted High For Big Kids and Teens

and Carnival 2021

Warning: This Haunted House is Scary.

Where: TLC gym

When:

Saturday, October 23rd

6:00 – 10:00

Admission:

$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

ATHLETICS

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: EdJoin.org and CIFSJS.org 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: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473

*Head Coach- Coed Tennis: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1483466

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: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents

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 MHSFalcons.com and MaxPreps.com. Fall is currently posted, winter and spring to follow!

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

PSAT/NMSQT SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN

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: https://forms.gle/7SCG7f9JSSEz9VzG8

SPRING 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START

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 (https://forms.gle/2NUBvx4DmtzJyV65A) 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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kh-5XLG7fw899LpFOgHEeR1kAwLiBR6P/view?usp=sharing

Recommended Classes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LlFxGJQMg1_wYAVtc1QsHvLgEdgydGMbeUN3-26-CvM/edit?usp=sharing

Access to Forms: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bi3c4BeAOs3GcDbFqtEkDmpOa9C1n5W6c-uFZBXkeiI/edit?usp=sharing

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: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATE

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

https://youtu.be/5BLNuZIptl8

https://youtu.be/1kec_kkoqPQ

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 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 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.

TLC Charter Chatter – Sept 27th 2021

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 

 

Misc. News and Announcements

Dates for Parent Cafe
Time: 8:30 am to 10 am ( Usually it ends at 9:30 am )
September 
Wednesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 29
October
Wednesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 27
November
Wednesday, November 10
December
Wednesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 15
Dates for Farmers Market
Time: 9 am to 10 am
Wednesday, August 18
Wednesday, September 15
Wednesday, October 20
Wednesday, November 17
Wednesday, December 15

 

 

 

 

Looking for Golfers, Sponsors and Donations for our 7th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament. Contact Coach KV for more information

 

Sponsor Request 2021 PDF

kvigil@tracylc.net Thank you for supporting Millennium Athletics!! 🖤💛

Registration Form (PDF)

This months lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

CARLINE

Our carline extends onto Holly Dr. While we cannot dictate road rules, there is a clear line. Be courteous of those in line and enter at the end of the line. PCS PRO TIP: students are not considered LATE PICK UP until 3:45. As long as you are in the carline BEFORE 3:45 your child will be called. The closer to 3:45 the shorter the line. 🙂

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**

Announcement From Mrs. Prescott:

It is with mixed emotions that I must inform my Discovery students and families that this will be my last week here at the Tracy Learning Center. My family and I are planning a move back to the east coast. I have loved spending the last 5 ½ years at the Tracy Learning Center getting to know and care about all of you! I will miss watching our students learn and grow up together—from our Primary siblings, to our students now in high school. The Tracy Learning Center is an AMAZING trio of schools with an unparalleled staff! Your students are in the VERY best care and learning environment here at DCS!!!

Beginning October 4th, please contact Mrs. Cerezo (acerezo@tracylc.net) to address any of your DCS school questions. Ms. Welsby (gwelsby@tracylc.net) is one of our school psychologists and can be contacted for your student’s social emotional or mental health concerns. If you’re not sure who to reach out to for one of Discovery related needs, you can always call the front office (209-290-0511) and someone will direct you to the right person.

Thank you for your support and kind words over the years and know that I will be forever grateful to have been entrusted with the care and best interests of your students! Falcon Pride always!!!

~Mrs. Prescott~

 

 

***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 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.

 

 

School Improvement Committee (SIC) Meeting:

September 28th, 2021, 4:30-5:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://tracylc-net.zoom.us/j/84009012584?pwd=STduVGUrUjFlRlE0d1V1c0dNYzE3Zz09

This upcoming Tuesday, September 28th from 4:30-5:00pm, we will be having our first monthly SIC meeting of the school year. Information about Discovery’s Action Plan and start of the year updates will be shared. The meeting is open to all staff, parents, and students. Hope to “see” you there!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY: October 5th, 2021

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Spirit Wear Update

Thank you everyone for ordering spirit wear! The development and shipping process does take some time and we appreciate your patience! The estimated arrival for spirit wear is next week. As soon as they arrive, they will be passed out to students.

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

5th/6th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 7

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During week 8 students finished their final lesson of our unit on Early Humans and the Stone Age! They learned about hunter-gatherers in the Paleolithic Age and how the development of agriculture changed daily life in the Neolithic Age.

 

For week 9, students will show what they’ve learned during this unit by creating a comic strip about life in the Neolithic Age. They will show how life has changed over time from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age. The comic strip will be glued into their interactive notebook. Later in the week, students will participate in a fun activity in which they will compete with other groups to weave baskets out of strips of paper. The hunter-gatherer group whose basket holds the most weight wins!

Early humans and the stone age unit test is planned for October 8. Students should be studying their notebooks and worksheets in the meantime.

 

If there is extra time this week, students will be allowed to work on their D.A.R.E. songs. The next D.A.R.E. donation day is Friday, October 1. Please contact me at dbird@tracylc.net if it’s a large donation so I can have students from leadership assist at carline.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

We have finally reached the end of our unit! This week students wrapped up ancient Rome and began studying for the Unit test. The unit test will be next Wednesday. Their cover page in their notebook on page 4 is due Wednesday also. There will be a notebook check too that day.

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 #4 Unit 1 Study Guide due Monday, September 27th

HW #3 Page 4 Cover Page due Wednesday, September 29th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

DATES TENTATIVE Schedule for the Week of Sept. 27th

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

Monday Due to a poor average on the Ecosystems Quiz this last week, I will be back tracking a bit to make sure that students are clear on the material before we move on as a class.

  1. Review Ecosystem Notes – These are the same notes that were posted to Google Classroom leading up to the first quiz
  2. Build Study Guide together
    1. Students will use the notes provided on Google Classroom to create a bulleted study guide
      1. Please Note: We will be trying a new format for the Study Guide based on the suggestion of the students this week in our Post Test discussion
Tuesday
  1. Pass back original tests
    1. We will discuss each answer and why it was the correct choice
    2. Students will have the chance to rewrite the question in a way that makes more sense to them if needed
    3. I will keep track of all rewritten questions
Wednesday
  1. Review Game
    1. Students have suggested we try a review game that Miss Zaca uses in her class
    2. Student “leaders” will be selected to run this game in class to review for the retake so that I can see how this game works in person
Thursday
  1. Quiz RETAKE
    1. All classes will have the opportunity to retake the test
    2. This grade will REPLACE the grade of the original quiz
Friday
  1. Return to the Where are the Wolverines Activity
    1. We will read over the article again before continuing since we stopped where we were at to retake the quiz

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 continuing our lesson on multiplying by 2 digits and next week will be powers of ten. I hope to be starting division by the first week of October.

Ferguson Homeroom: Students did great on their decimal quiz. Our next concept this week was problems involving percentages which students are needing tons of practice with. We will continue the beginning of next week before moving on.

Soto Homeroom: We will be taking our fraction unit test next Friday to finish up fractions. Next week will be spent reviewing for our fraction test.

Williams Homeroom: Students reviewed exponents, squares, cubes and roots this week. They will be taking a short quiz on these concepts before moving on to scientific notation next week.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra (Pink, Yellow, & Green): During week 8 we did a little bit of practice with Exponents and then moved into 1-6 Perfect Squares/Cubes. Students were familiar with squares and cubes, so we ended the week with a review.

Algebra(Red): Throughout week 8 we continued in Unit 2: Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities. Students took a quiz and we ended the week on an easier note with some number sense activities.

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. 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 continued to read Love That Dog. Next week, we will finish reading our current novels. We will also be looking at different types of sentences before we start looking at subjects and predicates.

Rodieck’s, Nijjar’s, and Ferguson’s HRs will finish A Long Walk to Water and learn about themes in the book. The following week they will complete a final project about the book to be shared in class. Subject and Predicate and Diagramming are coming soon.

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

This week we focused on working on their essays. This consisted of a peer review and revisions. Along with their essays they are continuing to read the book quickly and are set to finish it next week.

Students should look forward to a final project that is associated with the book and many other final assignments to go along with the plot and themes of A Long Walk to Water.

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

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

This week in Life Management the students presented the menu projects that they created and made pancakes on Friday! Next week we are diving into nutrition and how to read nutrition labels.

Here are some pictures from pancake making, they did an awesome job!

Art (Creative Expression) with Mrs. Aldrich:

Students played with opposites and relationships and created Dual Art projects this week!

 



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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

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


SENIOR INFO – Class of 2022

 

Dear Parents of the Senior Class of 2022, Thank you for your patience as information regarding college and specific dates and deadlines have been released to us much later than usual. Counselors were in the Senior English classes this week discussing Senior year dates and deadlines and the general overview of college and post high school plans.  Below is the senior presentation and the senior packet of information to help you with planning for the year.
Best of luck Class of 2022 parents!
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Delta College is hosting their annual College Night with virtual College Fair this Monday, September 27th at 5:30pm. This virtual event is great for students and families wanting to research colleges and specific resources that Delta College offers.  Attached is the flyer with the zoom and registration links. 


ATHLETICS

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? Often times parents inquire as to how they can get into coaching… Here are your 2 main “go to” platforms: EdJoin.org and CIFSJS.org 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.

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

PARENTS & ATHLETES: This should go without saying, however, here we are. Any student-athletes found to be participating in (or associated with) vandalism to community/school property and otherwise can plan to be removed from their current team for the duration of the season, as well as potential to be removed from the Athletics program as a whole for the duration of the school year. Such behaviors will not be tolerated and we expect our students to represent with class, taking pride in not only our own facilities, but respecting those of which we travel to.

Looking for schedules? In-Season sports will always have their schedules posted and current at both MHSFalcons.com and MaxPreps.com

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, to announcing and snack bar. These events benefit greatly from your involvement and we appreciate you!

 


 

 


PSAT/NMSQT SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN

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: https://forms.gle/7SCG7f9JSSEz9VzG8

SPRING 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START

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

Brand new to CES and want to learn more? Watch this 10-minute overview video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CrGaOiJgq83a-0nrGIZ6LMpAg7GL-_0P/view?usp=sharing

ALL students interested in taking a Spring college class, watch this 9-minute video for deadlines and updates: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sTAVTfMIBXSkl-LfiBJdESdeONFVKeT1/view?usp=sharing

The MHS Grade Check Google Form and College Early Start Docusign Form will be due Monday, October 11 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

 


 

CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) FALL APPLICATIONS DUE WEDNESDAY, 9/29

CSF is an honors society that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and encourages paying it forward by serving one’s community. High school students must reapply each semester to maintain their membership in the club, and membership is based on the previous semester’s report card grades. Students with mostly A’s in rigorous classes may qualify based on a point system outlined by the CSF State Office. Online applications to join Millennium’s CSF Chapter are due Wednesday, September 29th. Current 10th -12th graders may apply here: https://forms.gle/Lx4tiXhZDQ3ttZYV9

Current 9th graders can qualify this Fall semester only if they were CJSF Honors Members in the 8th grade, and may email proof of membership (picture of certificate, email from former adviser, etc.) to Ms. Moore at LMoore@tracylc.net by 9/29. Otherwise, 9th graders are encouraged to apply during Spring Semester.

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https://youtu.be/1kec_kkoqPQ

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 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 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.

TLC Charter Chatter – Monday, September 20th, 2021

TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Homecoming week always brings such excitement and joy and this year certainly did not disappoint! From the daily spirit days to the powder puff game to the parade, homecoming game, and seeing so many of our alumni return, this week was filled with Falcon Pride! It is wonderful to see the whole school come together to celebrate what makes the Tracy Learning Center special. Thank you to everyone who donated items for the floats, helped with the float building, and attended the football games and parade. Way to go Falcons!!

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Update on crossing guards: We have contracted for two crossing guards to monitor the corner of Mae and Beverly. The crossing guard company is working hard to fill our request. In the meantime, please continue to stop at the four-way stop, and watch for students crossing, particularly in the mornings. Student safety is our #1 concern.

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The Dangers of Social Media: Last week schools across the country were affected by the “Devious Lick” TicToK trend, which involves students breaking, taking, and vandalizing items on school campuses. Unfortunately, TLC was not immune to this “challenge.” Our high school boy’s restroom was vandalized, as was the Discovery boy’s restroom, and items were taken from Discovery classrooms. This is unacceptable, we expect more from our students. Please help partner with us in discussing the dangers of social media with your students. This so-called challenge can lead to unexpected costs staining an already tight budget. It can also turn into a serious police matter. We have made our students aware that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. If anyone has any information or would like to report an occurrence of vandalism or theft, they can email me at cwoods@tracylc.net. Thank you.

 


Misc. News and Announcements

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

Registration Form (PDF)

This months lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

CARLINE

Our carline extends onto Holly Dr. While we cannot dictate road rules, there is a clear line. Be courteous of those in line and enter at the end of the line. PCS PRO TIP: students are not considered LATE PICK UP until 3:45. As long as you are in the carline BEFORE 3:45 your child will be called. The closer to 3:45 the shorter the line. 🙂

 

Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17th, 2021

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our parents and students for making this parade AMAZING! I want to thank every single one of you for your donations, support, and spirit during the days leading up to the parade and the day of! I am blessed and grateful for you all.

~ Ms. Zaca

PICTURE RETAKE DAY: October 5th, 2021

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

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

Due to the nest challenge and the half day for homecoming, we had a change of plans during week 7. Students worked on a study guide and reviewed for their quiz on the early humans. Depending on their period, they had the quiz on Wednesday or Thursday.

During week 8, students will begin their lesson on hunter-gatherers. They will learn about the different eras of the Stone Age (paleolithic and neolithic) and focus on the development of agriculture. The essential question for the lesson is “How did the development of agriculture change daily life in the Neolithic Age?”

D.A.R.E. lesson #6 is due on Monday. Please be sure to look over and sign the lesson once they have completed it.

The next D.A.R.E. donation day is Friday, September 24.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

With this week, we dived into the origins and rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Students began the week note taking a general overview of the relationship between Romans and Christians. We completed page 27 in our notebooks writing about the persecution of Christians, the eventual toleration and conversion of the Roman Empire to a Christendom, and why so many found Christianity appealing despite many being persecuted.

Next week we will explore the fall of the Roman Empire and what led to its decline of power. Students will have a quiz on pages 28 and 29 on Wednesday.

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 #7 Due September 15th

Rise of Christianity Quiz September 15th

HW #4 Unit 1 Study Guide due Monday, September 27th

HW #3 Page 4 Cover Page due Wednesday, September 29th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

Math with Ms. Saenz:

This week we continued reviewing arithmetic facts, took notes in our interactive notebooks, and finished our review with a test (some classes still need to test).

Next week, we will start with fractions.

Please have your student bring a spiral, 1-subject notebook on Monday. I will also have some extra notebooks. Students will use the notebook to take notes and paste resource pages.

We are continuing to practice each and everyday classroom etiquette. Parents, please have a conversation with your child about proper classroom behavior. I am having to stop my lessons more times than I would like to due to excessive talking, behavior issues or simply not focusing.

Thank you

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We are still multiplying by 2 digits this week, but will need to continue practicing. I recommend parents work with your students at home to master multiplication fact fluency.

Ferguson Homeroom: Students took their decimal quiz this week after spending the week reviewing. Next week, we will begin talking about percents and conversions between percents, decimals, and fractions.

Soto Homeroom: Students took their fraction quiz last Friday, but the scores were not where we wanted them to be. We moved into dividing fractions, but next week we will go back to review fractions from the beginning.

Williams Homeroom: We practiced exponents and moved into learning about squares and square roots. Next week we will talk about cubes and cube roots with some practice and a small quiz on exponents and squares, cubes and roots.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra (Pink, Yellow, & Green): During week 7 we worked on Exponents. We learned how to take an expanded multiplication expression and put it into an exponential expression and then evaluate. We will continue practicing this next week as well as learning about zero and negative exponents. Then move on in to 1-6 Perfect Squares/Cubes.

Algebra(Red): Throughout week 7 we continued in Unit 2: Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities. We have picked up the pace and will continue and students are doing great. We will be taking a quiz early next week.

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: Students need to also carry headphones in their backpacks for the times we do I-ready in the classroom. Inexpensive ones that can plug into the computers are the best.

Students will also get their Trimester One Book Report Assignment on Week 8 and it will be due Week 12 – due dates will be put in their agendas. Students should always have a book in their backpack to pull out in any class to read.

Zuniga’s HR continued to read Love That Dog. Next week, we will continue to read Love That Dog, Write some poetry based on the novel, and write a personal narrative using a graphic organizer.

Rodieck’s, Nijjar’s, and Ferguson’s HRs continued to read A Long Walk to Water and wrote a personal narrative about the one thing we’d save if we had to flee our homes. Next week we will continue with personal narratives, A Long Walk to Water, and verbs. Subject and Predicate and Diagramming are coming soon.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

All classes continue reading A Long Walk to Water. As we approach the midpoint of the book, the themes are revealing themselves and the narrative is beginning to have meaning. Our main focus is note taking and being able to recall then verify events from the text. Students will be able to use their notes for any quiz or exam, but not the book.

We will begin iReady online practice in the classroom next week. All students should carry a reliable but cheap set of earbuds in their backpack. When we use the program, earphones are required.

Language Arts with Mrs. Soto

This week we focused on working on their essays. This consisted of a peer review and revisions. Along with their essays they are continuing to read the book quickly and are set to finish it next week.

Students should look forward to a final project that is associated with the book and many other final assignments to go along with the plot and themes of A Long Walk to Water.

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

During this Homecoming week the students learned the basics of menu planning and how restaurants come up with their menu. This was followed by students creating their own digital menu for a restaurant of their creation.

Art (Creative Expression) with Mrs. Aldrich:

Students learned about Positive and Negative Space in art and created their own projects to reflect the principles. Below are some student examples:

 



 

 

Millennium High School

 

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

 


PSAT/NMSQT SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN

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: https://forms.gle/7SCG7f9JSSEz9VzG8

SPRING 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START

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

Brand new to CES and want to learn more? Watch this 10-minute overview video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CrGaOiJgq83a-0nrGIZ6LMpAg7GL-_0P/view?usp=sharing

ALL students interested in taking a Spring college class, watch this 9-minute video for deadlines and updates: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sTAVTfMIBXSkl-LfiBJdESdeONFVKeT1/view?usp=sharing

The MHS Grade Check Google Form and College Early Start Docusign Form will be due Monday, October 11 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

CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) FALL APPLICATIONS DUE WEDNESDAY, 9/29

CSF is an honors society that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and encourages paying it forward by serving one’s community. High school students must reapply each semester to maintain their membership in the club, and membership is based on the previous semester’s report card grades. Students with mostly A’s in rigorous classes may qualify based on a point system outlined by the CSF State Office. Online applications to join Millennium’s CSF Chapter are due Wednesday, September 29th. Current 10th -12th graders may apply here: https://forms.gle/Lx4tiXhZDQ3ttZYV9

Current 9th graders can qualify this Fall semester only if they were CJSF Honors Members in the 8th grade, and may email proof of membership (picture of certificate, email from former adviser, etc.) to Ms. Moore at LMoore@tracylc.net by 9/29. Otherwise, 9th graders are encouraged to apply during Spring Semester.

 

 

 

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 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.

TLC Charter Chatter – Sept 13th 2021

TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

 

  • In the event of a COVID exposure, close contacts will be notified. A close contact, as defined by the CDC, is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period
  • A “modified 10-day quarantine” recommendation for those who were determined to be in close contact and are unvaccinated will be issued. During a modified quarantine, students may continue to attend school IF they meet all of the following requirements:
    • i. Are asymptomatic;
    • ii. Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
    • iii. Undergo at least twice weekly testing during quarantine; and
    • iv. Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals, including students, if asymptomatic, can refrain from quarantine following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. In other words, fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the modified quarantine recommendation.
  • While in quarantine, we do not want students to miss out on any aspect of their education. If your student is out due to a COVID-19 quarantine, please make sure to request work assignments from your student’s teachers. The office staff can help assist with the request.

As always, we sincerely thank you for your support.

Carolyn Woods



Misc. News and Announcements

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

Registration Form (PDF)


 

This months lunch Calendar:

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Tracy Learning Center Pre-K

Pre-K is in full swing. We just finished talking about primary colors and we are now on secondary colors. Mix colors that create secondary colors such as purple, pink, or orange. The letter of the week is M and the number is 6. Have your child find things around the environment that start with the letter M. Have them count out objects to 6.

We are getting ready for the homecoming parade next Friday September 17th at 1:30. Come on out and enjoy the parade.

 



Primary Charter School

CARLINE

Our carline extends onto Holly Dr. While we cannot dictate road rules, there is a clear line. Be courteous of those in line and enter at the end of the line. PCS PRO TIP: students are not considered LATE PICK UP until 3:45. As long as you are in the carline BEFORE 3:45 your child will be called. The closer to 3:45 the shorter the line. 🙂

HOMECOMING PARADE EARLY RELEASE DAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

All PCS students will be released at 12:00. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day (send snack and water ONLY)

HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17, 2021

Come and watch our Tracy Learning Center HOMECOMING Parade! We encourage all families to line the streets of Tracy and support our school! The parade starts at 1:30 on the corner of 6th and Central and runs down Central to 10th street. We hope to see you there!

PCS Campus Beautification

Our Campus Beautification Committee held their first clean-up day of the year! We had 2 students from each class selected by their teachers to help pick up trash on Friday morning. This will be a monthly event and our campus beautification committee even has some other fun things planned!

 

 



Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

HOMECOMING PARADE EARLY RELEASE DAY

SEPTEMBER 17th, 2021

All DCS students will be released at 12:30.

***Students will NOT be having lunch on campus this day***

 

HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17th, 2021

Come and watch our Tracy Learning Center HOMECOMING Parade! We encourage all families to line the streets of Tracy and support our school! The parade starts at 1:30 on the corner of 6th and Central and runs down Central to 10th street. We hope to see you there!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY: October 5th, 2021

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

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