ACA Family Networkings 3-14-17
Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy, TLCS Families and Staff Volume 21, Issue 26, March 14, 2017
The ACA Family Network is made up of all the parents and families at ACA. If you have a student here, then you are part of the Family Network! Your Family Network Board has been hard at work all year coming up with ideas to support the school, students, and teachers.
ACA is proud of the continual support of our parents and families. Please check out the list of upcoming events the board has put together, and see where and how you would like to be involved. Most of the events are in need of volunteers to help run the events and make them happen. Some of the events are in need of attendance and participation. Please also feel free to your friends and families to our events.
Please email email@example.com with questions or times and dates you are available to help. Thanks for all your support of ACA!
Spring Boutique Saturday, March 25th from 9 am to 2 pm @ ACA Vendors include: Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, LipSense, handmade jewelry, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Services, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Rodan+Fields, Avon, Undead Bettys Roller Derby team, Stampin’ Up, Peke’s Ice Cream, ACA apricot jam, local honey, and more! We will have some spirit wear items for sale, and spirit wear orders may be placed at the boutique. There will also be a reuse craft area for the kids to enjoy while their parents shop. Some vendors can only accept cash, so please plan accordingly. We need 5-7 volunteers to help Friday 3/24 at noon (after school – it’s a minimum day); 10 volunteers Saturday 3/25 from 7:45 am until 9am for set up; and Saturday 3/25 from 9 am until 2 pm in one hour shifts, 2 volunteers per hour.
ACA Night at the A’s April 21st @ 7:05 pm Tickets are $35 each for lower box section of the lower level. Pre-order only; orders due March 27th. The school will earn $10 from each ticket sold.
Book Fair April 24-28 @ ACA Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 11:45-3:30 Wed.: 11:00-2:30 and 6:00-8:00 pm We need volunteers to set up on Thursday, 4/20, every afternoon during the fair, Wednesday night during Young Author’s night, and take down on Friday 4/28 at 3:30. We will be asking for donations of baked goods and drinks for refreshments at Young Author’s night.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon May 10th @ ACA The Family Network provides lunch for our staff to show our appreciation for all of their outstanding work for our students and school community. Volunteer/Donation needs TBD.
Raffle and Silent Auction May 25th @ Skipolinis Pizza This event includes a fundraiser with Skipolinis. ACA earns money for all food and beverages purchased for dine in, take out, or delivery, with a flyer. A kids Movie Night @ ACA will coincide with this event.
End of the Year Party June 8th at 12 pm @ Mira Vista Park ACA and ACAII families are invited to come celebrate the end of another great school year! The Family Network will have food, drinks, popcorn, and snow cones for sale. Volunteers needed! Signups coming soon.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Family Network Board, elections will be held in May! Consider joining the board or attending monthly board meetings. Everyone is welcome!
Donor’s Choose Update… A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to help us get a 3D Printer!!!! Help us make it to the finish line…we only need $348 more!!! If you want to give, please go to https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-bring-my-students-from-2d-to-3d/2471666/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=project&utm_campaign=facebook&rf=facebook-siteshare-2017-03-project-teacher_4322932&challengeid=20913647
Any amount will help…and on top of supporting the school, you will get to deduct your donation from your taxes!!
Smarter Balance Testing Information: Students in grades 3-8 will once again be taking the computerized version of the test called the Smarter Balance. The practice test is available to the public at www.californiatac.org. We strongly suggest that students spend some time on the website taking the practice test and acquainting themselves with the digital tools available.
Yearbook for 2016-17 will be a little different this year. This yearbook will be more of a photo book for 8th grade students, and a simpler memory book for all other grades. We are now accepting photos. Please send any pictures you take at school functions to ACAYearbook2016@gmail.com . We are also selling advertising space in the back of the book. If you, or someone you know are interested in advertising, please email Mr. Schorr at the same email address. Lastly, the yearbook staff would like to honor the 8th grade students with a dedication page. Each student will receive a ¼ page, where families can include photos, memories, or a comment for them to see. For more information, please contact Mr. Schorr at the same email address. Flyers with more information went home with your students.
Keep Connected with Your Child’s School…”Remind”
ACA office has set up a message service that will remind you of minimum days, advisory announcements, & special whole school events.
To receive messages via text, text @primaryele to 81010. You can opt out of messages at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe @primaryele’. Standard text message rates apply.
Or to receive messages via email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe, reply with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.
Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind, all personal information remains completely confidential. Staff will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see ours. Visit remind.com to learn more.
Any person responsible for picking up your child from school is encouraged to sign up.
Family Network (FN)
The ACA Family Network is made up of ACA adults who volunteer for fundraisers and social events for the enrichment of our children. The money we raise goes back to our school for study trips,
family activities, and classroom supplies. If you have a child/grandchild/niece/nephew/etc. at ACA, then come join us & help make a difference!
ACA Night at the A’s!!! Friday April 21st @ 7:05pm
Field Box tickets at 3rd base for $35!! Plus it’s a giveaway night . . . warriors/A’s shirt to the first 10,000 fans.
Normally $45 + processing fees ($10/ticket) . . . so your SAVING $15 per ticket AND helping the school!
Turn form and cash/checks to Mrs. Bacon at the office.
Spring Boutique: ACA’s Family Network Board is excited to announce our Spring Boutique on March 25th from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors include Pampered Chef, LipSense, Perfectly Posh, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Services, handmade jewelry, candy, and more!
We are currently accepting applications for vendors. If you have a direct sales, craft, or home business, we would love to have you join us! And pass the application along to someone else you know who might be interested. Vendor spaces are first come, first served!
If you have questions, please email the Family Network at email@example.com.
Book Fair Week is one of the most exciting events at our school. Please join us to celebrate reading! Our Scholastic Book Fair at ACA will be the week of April 24-28, 2017. Our family event will be Young Author’s Night, April 26.
This is a great opportunity to volunteer to make this event a success. If you can help, please fill out the attached from, or call, text or email it to our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Hillyard at 925-382-5377 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 31, 2017. THANK YOU!
Save the Dates:
Restaurant FUNdraisers…eat out & make money for the school
Buffalo Wild Wings (Brentwood Location) – March 23rd.
Annual Give: This is a great opportunity to make a donation to our school, knowing that your money will go directly to benefit our students. Annual give donations are accepted any time throughout the school year, and they are tax deductible.
Easy Ways to Earn Money For ACA!!
*Escrip: Register your credit and debit cards at escrip.com and they will donate a portion back to ACA. You can also register your Safeway and Fresh and Easy cards. We are listed as The Learner Centered School, Inc. Safeway cards need to be reregistered each year.
* AmazonSmiles: Shop at Amazon? Shop at Amazon’s fundraising site, smile.amazon.com and they will donate back to ACA. We are registered as The Learner Centered School, Inc.
* Good Search: Forget Google and Bing, use goodsearch.com for your web searches and they will donate a penny per search to ACA. They can add up! We are listed as Antioch Charter Academy. While there you can also sign up for GoodShop and GoodDining and others!
Everyone (almost everyone) has a smart phone
Everyone wants to help our school
-Everyone knows at least one other person that would download the app and help raise money!
-It takes 30 seconds out of their day to help get free $$
Upload this free app to your smartphone. Then take photos of your receipts from stores, restaurants, etc. and they will donate back to ACA. We are listed as Antioch Charter Academy. Info at shoparoo.com
* Box Tops for Education: Clip out those Box Tops for Education boxes found on General Mills, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Ziploc, Progresso, Old El Paso, Kleenex, Fiber One, Hefty, etc. and drop off them in the collection box in the school office. You can also register at boxtopsforeducation.com and have more opportunities to raise funds. We are listed as The Learner Centered School, Inc.
- March 15-17 Middle School Internships
- March 16 Intermediate Study Trip – AT & T Park
- March 20-24 Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm
- March 23 FN Fundraiser – Buffalo Wild Wings
- March 25 FN Spring Boutique
- March 27 Middle School Study Trip – UC Davis/Mondavi Center
- April 4 Hearing Test – K, 2, 5, & 8th
- April 6 Charter Council Meeting – 4pm
- April 7 FN Meeting (everyone welcome!) – 3:15pm
- April 10-14 Spring Break – no school
- April 24-28 Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!!
- April 26 Young Author’s Night
- May 11 Charter Council Meeting – 4pm
- May 12 FN Meeting (everyone welcome!) – 3:15pm
- May 19 Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm
- May 25 Intermediate On Site Experience – Pioneer Days
- May 26 Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm
- May 29 Memorial Day – no school
- June 7 8th Grade Graduation (TBA)
- June 8 Minimum Day/Last day of school – dismiss at 12pm
- June 8 End of the Year Picnic – all our welcome!
- June 13 Charter Council Meeting – 4pm
School Website - www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org
Primary and Elementary– ACAprimaryelementary@gmail.com
Intermediate Class – ACAintermediate@comcast.net
Middle School Class – ACAmiddleschool@comcast.net
Parent Network Board & Contact Info
Family Network Board:
Chair: Lydia Moon
Vice Chair: Kristi Pope
Secretary: Cherith Cantando
Treasurer: Beth Rottier
Fundraising: Janika Barnes
Volunteer Coordinator: Liz Hillyard
Social Chair: Brooke Farrington
Members at Large: Everyone!
Family Network Meetings: Second Friday of the Month – 3:15pm in the Multi-Use Room