TLC Charter Chatter – Dec 6th

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 

 

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

 

Hello~ these three weeks in between breaks will be filled with lots of activities. Please make note of the following:

  • Friday, December 3, 2021- Early Release Day
  • December 8-10 MHS Finals (modified schedule)
  • Friday, December 10, 2021- MHS Winter Ball
  • December 11, 2021- Daddy Daughter Dance- open to all students TK-12th grade
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021- Parent Cafe and Farmer’s Market

I would like to extend a special congratulations to our very own Millennium High School Band- they swept the competition season this year with multiple wins in top categories. Congratulations, your hard work paid off! We are very proud of all of you.



This months lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

 

 

Parent walk-Up is NOW AN OPTION for picking your child up after school! Your student brought home a permission slip this week. Click the permission slip link (in blue) if you would like specific information regarding this new means of picking up your child.


AERIES Emergency Info Needed.

We still have several families who have not completed an updated emergency contact form. This information is very important and is used to contact parents if there is an emergency. If you have not completed this form, please do so and return it to our front office ASAP

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)




 

 

Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

Below you will find a link to our electronic parent website (AERIES). This database contains critical information about each DCS student and each student’s emergency contact information. This portion MUST BE FILLED OUT BY YOU. All data will be used to contact you in the event of an emergency. It is very important that you take the time to ensure we have all necessary information.

 

Use the following link https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student and login in with the email and password you created when registering your student at the beginning of the school year. From there, navigate to the DATA CONFIRMATION PROCESS link. Once you enter the information, THE LAST STEP IS TO PRINT THE EMERGENCY CARD and turn it into the front office or to your child’s teacher.

If you believe you have already completed this process OR you need help completing this process please call 209-290-0511. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!




Millennium High School

Winter Ball: This year’s semi-formal will take place on Friday, Dec. 10 from 7:00 – 10:00. Tickets go on sale Monday, 12/6 and will be sold through the end of the day Thursday, 12/9. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Additional information is available in our students’ nest Google Classrooms.

Winter Ball Flyer: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1L3XJEU1InyuxbPB02siSgaap8gAkZ42gfLpH7c9GsMA/edit?usp=sharing

Student Permission Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/132XyLmwkY3TcMOqMNQ6VsdR5GkF0s51K0pjnUwGyU7w/edit?usp=sharing

Guest Permission Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uC-6CN1x9w3uVXB8PubYabuHj1_NEV0kE3HtgcftT9s/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Spirit/Finals Week: December 6th – 10th is a spirit week for MHS. Students will be encouraged to dress-up each day. Spirit day flyer: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Jo6cJ16qpuekL4__jOmy6Ft7Y4Dm_G7kKpAJxGzTaQ4/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Finals take place December 8th –

10th. Students will be in session from 9:00 to 3:45 each day. Detailed schedules by period are available in students’ nest Google Classrooms. 1, 2, and 3rd period finals take place on Wednesday, Dec. 8th. 5, 6, and 7th period finals take place on Thursday, Dec. 9th. 8, 9, 0, and any make-up periods take place on Friday, Dec. 10th. Detailed Finals Schedule: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hPHlxhBlwaHVFI994ZfXuv6XU1UpGlR57MBg9Qg9-i0/edit?usp=sharing



 

 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Carson Edwards for qualifying for the Cross Country State Championship! Carson headed out to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday November 27, competing against the best runners in California. Carson finished with a final time of 17:17 to close out his senior year, and we are certainly proud of his accomplishments!

Winter sports hit the ground running kicking off their break with tournaments and/or pre-season games. Schedules can be found at MHSFalcons.com.

Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:

SPRING 2022 Openings (Feb-May)

*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473

FALL 2022 Openings (July-Oct/Nov):

*Head Coaches- Varsity, JV, Frosh Girls Volleyball:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

Parents often find themselves in a challenging role of separating themselves from “Parent” and “Parent Coach”. I would strongly encourage all parents to check out these courses available from NFHS Learn: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents

Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

Tickets are on sale NOW in the front office for the Daddy-Daughter Dance, which will be held on Saturday December 11th. Hope to see you there!

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.

 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND EVENTS

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!

Chest of Hope is a non-profit organization that is promoting ending violence in intimate partner relationships.

Theme: Gala Event

Time: December 10(Decorating) and December 11th (main event)

Date: 6pm to 10pm( Main event)

Address: Nirvana Banquet and event center 1005 E. Pescadero Ave. Tracy CA, 95304

Duties: Help with preparations and more.

There will be different times to volunteer. Friday, December 10 there will be a shift from 12 pm to 2 pm. Saturday, December 11th will be a shift before the main event from 2 pm-4 pm. If you do not want to set up then, you can participate in the main event from 6 pm to 10 pm and staff will assign your duties upon your arrival. Be prepared to stay over and help staff clean up.

DRESS CODE: Main event clothing attire will be formal. If you do not have anything formal then, you can wear black pants and a white collar shirt. If you are just setting up and do not participate in the main event, then you can wear anything appropriate to set up. Take full advantage of this community service opportunity!

To sign up to volunteer, use this Google Form: https://forms.gle/6LwBHQPT4gqRDmP96

For more information on our Community Service graduation requirement and opportunities, please visit the MHS Counseling website: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html

TLC Reminders – Minimum Day this Friday Dec 3rd. 2021

 

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.  We welcomed the time off and are back and refreshed for the next 3 weeks of class before Winter Break.

 

Reminder: We have a minimum day scheduled for this Friday, December 3rd, 2021.  Students will be dismissed at the following times so staff can meet and plan. There will be no lunch served on Friday.

Primary will be dismissed at 11:00 AM

Discovery and Millennium will be dismissed at 11:30 AM

 



 

Winter Break:  Our last day of school will be on Friday, December 17th and we will return to campus on Monday, January 3rd, 2022

 



December Lunch Menu:

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 



A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Monday, November 8th marks the beginning of the second trimester for Primary and Discovery students. Parent conferences for both schools will be held the week of November 15th. All conferences will take place via zoom. It will be a great opportunity to connect with one of your child’s teachers and learn about your child’s progress thus far.

Millennium is on a semester system- the first semester ends on December 10, 2021. Information regarding finals will be released in the coming weeks.

Thank you parents for your continued support of our schools!


Enrollment for Freshman of the 2022-2023 school year is from November 1-30, 2021. All current Discovery students in 8th grade must return an application to accept their priority at Millennium High School for their Freshman year. Applications are open to all students that are currently in the 8th grade in Tracy and the surrounding areas.


Update on our soaring Falcon:   You may remember Montek Sethi’s first glider solo at age fourteen article named “Soaring with the Falcons” published in March 16, 2019 Charter Chatter when he was a Freshman.

Steadfast on his goal, despite several delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, Montek, now a senior at MHS achieved his Private glider pilot license at age sixteen earlier this year. He achieved his private airplane pilot license yesterday on November 8, 2021, within a few days of turning seventeen years old. This is the youngest age that the FAA allows anyone to achieve these ratings.
His next goal is to earn his Instrument and Commercial pilot ratings at age eighteen and before he leaves for college.
Montek aims to motivate other young children and teenagers towards STEM and Aviation related fields.
For questions and details, he can be reached at Mosethi@tracylc.net



Special Education

Staff

Ren Singh, Director of Special Education Services rsingh@tracylc.net

Tammy Giardina, Educational Specialist (MHS) tgiardina@tracylc.net

Heather Pitcock, Education Specialist (DCS) hpitcock@tracylc.net

Jennifer Reynoso, Speech and Language Pathologist jreynoso@tracylc.net

Danielle Haworth, Speech and Language Pathologist dhaworth@tracylc.net

Kimberly Balcao, School Psychologist kbalcao@tracylc.net

Gillian Welsby, School Psychologist gwelsby@tracylc.net

Ritu Bathwal, Occupational Therapist rbathwal@tracylc.net

Special Education Services at TLC

The Special Education Department at TLC is determined to provide a free and appropriate public education to every student enrolled. We are committed to doing this within the least restrictive environment, meaning that TLC attempts to provide interventions within the general education environment as much as is possible, based on individual student needs.

Each school has a Education Specialist and a Speech Therapist as well as a school wide Occupational Therapist. Our schools are currently able to provide the following services to our students identified with special needs:

  • Specialized academic instruction (Resource Support)
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Social Skills Groups

Please feel free to reach out to the Special Education department if you have any questions or comments related to Special Education. We look forward to working with you!





This months lunch Calendar:

 

** MENU CHANGE – Due to supply shortages we will be serving Chicken Teriyaki NOT Chicken Noodle on November 18th.  Sorry for the change.

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Primary Charter School

JOG-A-THON!!!!!!

Primary Charter is holding it’s 7th annual Jog-A-Thon on November 10th. Your student has received an envelope with a Jog-A-Thon pledge form attached to it. Students have until December 3rd to collect as many flat or per-lap pledges as possible.

Your student will be given a Jog-A-Thon t-shirt provided by the Physical Education Department. Each lap your student completes will be tallied on the shirt. You will reference their shirt to collect any per-lap pledges made. On December 3rd the envelopes must be returned to their classroom teachers.

All funds raised go directly back to Primary Charter School and your child’s education. The Jog-A-Thon supports physical education along with art, Spanish, and music electives. We also provide students with an awards/prize ceremony a few weeks following the Jog-A-Thon to celebrate their efforts to improve their physical health and support their school.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Go Falcons!!!

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:

***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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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!



 

 

Millennium High School

Finals

Finals will take place on Dec. 8th, 9th, and 10th.

Our start time on these days will be 9:00 and our end time will be 3:45 each day.

Class periods 1 – 3 will take place on Wednesday Dec. 8th.

Class periods 5 – 7 will take place on Thursday Dec. 9th.

Class periods 8,9, and 0 will take place on Friday, Dec. 10th. Make-up tests and tests requiring extra time will also be given on this day.

No early finals will be permitted.

Only those students with Medical Absences will be allowed make-up finals the following week and will be expected to do so immediately upon their return.

We will be serving lunch during finals.


 

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 Account set up instructions 2021-2022

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 


Instructions for students and parents on how to set up an Aeries student portal account:

NHORA SCHOLARSHIP Application (PDF)

ATHLETICS

Fall Sports are wrapping up, with Cross Country the only team active in post-season competition. Both the boys and girls teams ran out at Frogtown on Saturday for sub-sections, of which both teams qualified for Sections this Saturday 11/13 out at Folsom High! Congrats to Carson Edwards for finishing 3rd overall and to both teams for qualifying in the top 10! Races this weekend are at 11 and 12:30pm if you want to come cheer them on at the finish!

Winter sports are nearing the finalizing of their rosters (basketball/soccer) and eagerly anticipate the start of game play! Schedules should be updated on MHSFalcons.com by the end of next week, pending final approval of facility permits.

Currently hiring for the following:

SPRING 2022 Openings (Feb-May)

*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473

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

FALL 2022 Openings (July-Oct/Nov):

*Head Coaches- Varsity, JV, Frosh Girls Volleyball:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

Parents often find themselves in a challenging role of separating themselves from “Parent” and “Parent Coach”. I would strongly encourage all parents to check out these courses available from NFHS Learn: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents

Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

Save the date: Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday December 11th in the TLC gym.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!!

The Millennium yearbook is on sale now — don’t miss out! The yearbook is $75. Now through December 1, you can get a 15% discount when you use the code EARLYBUY at checkout. Senior parents, teammates, friends, and family can all place dedications to the special senior in their lives/teams, or seniors can place them for each other! Use code EARLYAD to get a 15% discount on that as well, now through December 1. Make sure you order your yearbook today!

Go to http://yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code, 21362. FALCON PRIDE!

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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


 

Monday, November 8th marks the beginning of the second trimester for Primary and Discovery students. Parent conferences for both schools will be held the week of November 15th. All conferences will take place via zoom. It will be a great opportunity to connect with one of your child’s teachers and learn about your child’s progress thus far.

Millennium is on a semester system- the first semester ends on December 10, 2021. Information regarding finals will be released in the coming weeks.

Thank you parents for your continued support of our schools!

Reminder: No school Thursday, November 11th AND Friday, November 12th due to the Veteran’s Day holiday.

 

 



 

 

Enrollment for Freshman of the 2022-2023 school year is from November 1-30, 2021. All current Discovery students in 8th grade must return an application to accept their priority at Millennium High School for their Freshman year. Applications are open to all students that are currently in the 8th grade in Tracy and the surrounding areas.

Special Education

Staff

Ren Singh, Director of Special Education Services rsingh@tracylc.net

Tammy Giardina, Educational Specialist (MHS) tgiardina@tracylc.net

Heather Pitcock, Education Specialist (DCS) hpitcock@tracylc.net

Jennifer Reynoso, Speech and Language Pathologist jreynoso@tracylc.net

Danielle Haworth, Speech and Language Pathologist dhaworth@tracylc.net

Kimberly Balcao, School Psychologist kbalcao@tracylc.net

Gillian Welsby, School Psychologist gwelsby@tracylc.net

Ritu Bathwal, Occupational Therapist rbathwal@tracylc.net

Special Education Services at TLC

The Special Education Department at TLC is determined to provide a free and appropriate public education to every student enrolled. We are committed to doing this within the least restrictive environment, meaning that TLC attempts to provide interventions within the general education environment as much as is possible, based on individual student needs.

Each school has a Education Specialist and a Speech Therapist as well as a school wide Occupational Therapist. Our schools are currently able to provide the following services to our students identified with special needs:

  • Specialized academic instruction (Resource Support)
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Social Skills Groups

Please feel free to reach out to the Special Education department if you have any questions or comments related to Special Education. We look forward to working with you!

 


 

TLC LOST AND FOUND –

This Wednesday, November 10th we will be clearing out our Lost and Found collection. We have a lot of jackets and shirts etc in the front office that have not been claimed all year. We will be taking the items to the homeless shelter this Wednesday. If you are missing anything, now is your last chance to take a look.

 


 

 

This months lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

JOG-A-THON!!!!!!

Primary Charter is holding it’s 7th annual Jog-A-Thon on November 10th. Your student has received an envelope with a Jog-A-Thon pledge form attached to it. Students have until December 3rd to collect as many flat or per-lap pledges as possible.

Your student will be given a Jog-A-Thon t-shirt provided by the Physical Education Department. Each lap your student completes will be tallied on the shirt. You will reference their shirt to collect any per-lap pledges made. On December 3rd the envelopes must be returned to their classroom teachers.

All funds raised go directly back to Primary Charter School and your child’s education. The Jog-A-Thon supports physical education along with art, Spanish, and music electives. We also provide students with an awards/prize ceremony a few weeks following the Jog-A-Thon to celebrate their efforts to improve their physical health and support their school.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Go Falcons!!!

 

 

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:

***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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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!

 



 

 

Millennium High School

Finals

Finals will take place on Dec. 8th, 9th, and 10th.

Our start time on these days will be 9:00 and our end time will be 3:45 each day.

Class periods 1 – 3 will take place on Wednesday Dec. 8th.

Class periods 5 – 7 will take place on Thursday Dec. 9th.

Class periods 8,9, and 0 will take place on Friday, Dec. 10th. Make-up tests and tests requiring extra time will also be given on this day.

No early finals will be permitted.

Only those students with Medical Absences will be allowed make-up finals the following week and will be expected to do so immediately upon their return.

We will be serving lunch during finals.

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)

 

NHORA SCHOLARSHIP Application (PDF)

ATHLETICS

Fall Sports is quickly coming to an end and our winter sports have already jumped straight into their conditioning window, awaiting the official start of tryouts. Cross Country will host the league championship on Wednesday afternoon, 10/27 at Eagal Lakes. We are looking for some course volunteers from about 1:30pm-5pm if you’re able to help! You would be helping make sure the runners stay on course (and can also cheer on the runners as they pass by!) Email Miss Balsamo at SBalsamo@tracylc.net

Volleyball had their final game of the season on Tuesday 10/19 out at Venture, with football wrapping up on 10/29 at Stone Ridge.

This Fall Season saw senior nights take place for 5 volleyball players, 15 football players, and 18 cross country runners! Some of our biggest numbers yet, leaving many open spots up for grabs on teams next season.

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 in the upcoming weeks! MHS Athletics is on social media! Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

Save the date: Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday December 11th in the TLC gym.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!!

The Millennium yearbook is on sale now — don’t miss out! The yearbook is $75. Now through December 1, you can get a 15% discount when you use the code EARLYBUY at checkout. Senior parents, teammates, friends, and family can all place dedications to the special senior in their lives/teams, or seniors can place them for each other! Use code EARLYAD to get a 15% discount on that as well, now through December 1. Make sure you order your yearbook today!

Go to http://yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code, 21362. FALCON PRIDE!

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.

 

No school/Minimum days for Primary, Discovery and Millennium

 

This is a friendly reminder that all three TLC schools have “minimum days and no school” days coming these next 2 weeks.

This Friday, November 5th – Minimum Day – Early Dismissal:

Primary will be dismissed at 11:00 AM

Discovery and Millennium will be dismissed at 11:30 AM


NEXT week we have no school for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium on Thursday and Friday, November 11th and 12th in honor of Veterans Day.

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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



A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

October COVID-19 Stats for the Tracy Learning Center:

Cases in Primary: 0

Cases in Discovery: 2

Cases in Millennium: 5

Overall positivity rate: 0.005

As the data reflects, our COVID mitigation strategies continue to be successful. We anticipated an update to the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools to be released by November 1, 2021. As of today, the latest update, dated October 20, 2021, does not include updates to the masking requirements, therefore, until new updates are released, we will continue to follow our established protocols, which include masking indoors, distancing when feasible, hand washing and deep cleaning. Thank you all for your cooperation!


REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Primary will be dismissed at 11:00 AM

Discovery and Millennium will be dismissed at 11:30 AM

Enrollment for Freshman of the 2022-2023 school year is from November 1-30, 2021. All current Discovery students in 8th grade must return an application to accept their priority at Millennium High School for their Freshman year. Applications are open to all students that are currently in the 8th grade in Tracy and the surrounding areas.

 




 

 

November Lunch Menu

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Tracy Learning Center Pre-K

This week was jam packed with lots of spooky halloween activities followed by our Annual Harvest Festival on Friday. Such a fun day getting out with our parents and enjoying the children playing games and trunk or treat.

 

 



Primary Charter School

For Red Ribbon Week; PCS students received a visit from Tracy Fire! The firemen discussed healthy choices and how to be safe in an emergency. All PCS students showed the fire department their best behavior by being polite citizens (no blurting, attentive, and used good manners)!

Great job PCS!

In addition, Senora Wharton created an alter to celebrate Dia del los Muertos. All PCS students had the opportunity to create an art piece to decorate the altar with. Furthemrre all students had the opportunity to visti the alter at lunch time. What a great week!

Parent/teacher conferences are Novemebr 16, 17, and 18th. You will find a sign up sheet in your students folder. Please check your Gooogle classroom for specific 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**

Note: November 5th is a minimum day. DCS students will be released at 11:30am, no lunch will be served.

*The first Friday of every month will be an early release day (11:30am) to permit time for staff professional development*

***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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Trimester 1:

The Trimester is ending on November 5th! Parent Teacher Conferences to take place the week of Nov. 15th.

Click here to see into our DCS Classrooms!




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)

 

ATHLETICS

Fall Sports is quickly coming to an end and our winter sports have already jumped straight into their conditioning window, awaiting the official start of tryouts. Cross Country will host the league championship on Wednesday afternoon, 10/27 at Eagal Lakes. We are looking for some course volunteers from about 1:30pm-5pm if you’re able to help! You would be helping make sure the runners stay on course (and can also cheer on the runners as they pass by!) Email Miss Balsamo at SBalsamo@tracylc.net

Volleyball had their final game of the season on Tuesday 10/19 out at Venture, with football wrapping up on 10/29 at Stone Ridge.

This Fall Season saw senior nights take place for 5 volleyball players, 15 football players, and 18 cross country runners! Some of our biggest numbers yet, leaving many open spots up for grabs on teams next season.

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 in the upcoming weeks! MHS Athletics is on social media! Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

Save the date: Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday December 11th in the TLC gym.

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND EVENTS

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Congratulations to the Fine Arts Department for the fantastic return of Haunted High! Thank you, Mr. Snyder and Mr. Young, for dedicating your valuable time and putting so much effort toward this project. It was, in my humble opinion, a Hollywood-level haunted house experience! Thank you to all who came together to make this happen: to the crew who gave up a Sunday to help with the build, to the actors for putting on a hauntingly impressive show, to our custodial crew and the staff from Primary, Discovery, and Millennium for all of your help with working the snack bar, ticket sales and providing supervision, to our leadership group for running the games, and to all of you who came out to support TLC and the MHS Fine Arts Department! Already looking forward to next year!



REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Primary will be dismissed at 11:00 AM

Discovery and Millennium will be dismissed at 11:30 AM

Enrollment for Freshman of the 2022-2023 school year is from November 1-30, 2021. All current Discovery students in 8th grade must return an application to accept their priority at Millennium High School for their Freshman year. Applications are open to all students that are currently in the 8th grade in Tracy and the surrounding areas.

“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

We continue the week by learning about pumpkins. We visited Fantozzi Farms in Patterson where we learned about how pumpkins and corn grow. The children got to go through a corn maze, go on a hayride, jump on a giant pillow, and more. 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

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.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! Our theme for the week is “Stop. Think. Act.” Here are our spirit days for the week:

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**

Note: November 5th is a minimum day. DCS students will be released at 11:30am, no lunch will be served.

*The first Friday of every month will be an early release day (11:30am) to permit time for staff professional development*

***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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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!

 



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)

 

ATHLETICS

Fall Sports is quickly coming to an end and our winter sports have already jumped straight into their conditioning window, awaiting the official start of tryouts. Cross Country will host the league championship on Wednesday afternoon, 10/27 at Eagal Lakes. We are looking for some course volunteers from about 1:30pm-5pm if you’re able to help! You would be helping make sure the runners stay on course (and can also cheer on the runners as they pass by!) Email Miss Balsamo at SBalsamo@tracylc.net

Volleyball had their final game of the season on Tuesday 10/19 out at Venture, with football wrapping up on 10/29 at Stone Ridge.

This Fall Season saw senior nights take place for 5 volleyball players, 15 football players, and 18 cross country runners! Some of our biggest numbers yet, leaving many open spots up for grabs on teams next season.

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 in the upcoming weeks! MHS Athletics is on social media! Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

Save the date: Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday December 11th in the TLC gym.

LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND EVENTS

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