ACA II Weekly Newsletter 4-18-17
April 18, 2017
“Including children in the process.”
Cooperation is much more likely when children are part of the solution. Allowing children to take ownership of the solution increases their motivation to follow through.
An attitude of friendliness, caring, and respect are essential to these steps. Your decision to create a connection will be enough to create positive feelings in you. After the first two steps, the child will be won over, too. He will now be ready to hear you when you use the third step (even if you may have expressed your feelings many times before without being heard.) The fourth step —(invite the child to focus on a solution) is likely to be effective now that you have created an atmosphere of respect.
Children feel encouraged when you understand and respect their point of view.
1. Express understanding for the child’s thoughts and feelings.
2. Show empathy without condoning.
3. Share a time when you have felt or behaved similarly.
4. Share your thoughts and feelings. Children listen to you AFTER they feel listened to.
5. Focus on solutions together.
It’s that time of year
Nominations have closed and now it’s time to vote for the 2017/18 Family Network Board!
Please join us on Thursday 4/20 at 3:15p at the picnic tables for our annual Ice Cream Social and in-person voting. If you are unable to make it to the Ice Cream Social but would still like to vote please use the following Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDMNJJ9
All votes are anonymous!
We hope to see you Thursday!
Your 2016/17 Family Network Board
Please join us on Friday, April 21 in Paradise Skate for the presentation of a Civic Award for our students and staff being forerunners in civic learning and participation. The award will be presented in Paradise Skate by the Honorable Jim Hume, an appellate court judge from the First Appellate District of California. The presentation will begin at 1:20. A gallery walk will begin at 1:00 in the middle school classrooms. Please thank Mrs. McCutcheon and the students for taking the initiative to make this possible.
ALL Walkathon money is due THIS Friday, April 21st! Please return any money you have collected in your family’s Walkathon envelope to your student’s teacher or directly to the office. Also remember that your family’s 99Pledges donation link will also be accessible until then, as well.
For every $25 your family turns in, you earn one raffle tickets towards some great prizes! Kindles, headphones, LOTS of gift cards, a remote control vehicle and many more!
The root beer float party and the pizza party is also up for grabs! 50% participation of any amount earns your students level a root beer float party and 75% participation earns the pizza and root beer floats!
Next Walk-a-thon meeting is FRIDAY at 2 p.m. Join us to give your feedback and suggestions.
Silent Auction Donations Needed
Donations for the classroom raffle baskets are needed by April 21st. Consider donating to either basket. Invite friends and family for a fun filled evening on May 5th.
Primary and Elementary theme- Summer Fun
Intermediate and Middle theme- Family Fun Night
KEEP ANTIOCH BEAUTIFUL Event on Saturday!
It’s local. It’s service. It’s exercise. It’s making your community better AND the school can make some money if we have the numbers. When you sign the waiver and put ACAII down, we get the credit.
Please Volunteer to Interview Middle School Student Interns- 4/24
April 24th, 12:30 – 2:00 Mock Interviews for middle school students. We need volunteers willing to interview middle school students to give them their first experience interviewing for a job. Please email email@example.com
Scholastic Book Fair
The book fair is next week! We still need volunteers to help us run the book fair. It will be in the music room and open every day during lunch/recess, after school, and on Young Author’s night. If you are available to help, please come to our meeting on Thursday at 3:15 in the Elementary classroom. You can also sign up for volunteer spots at https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/7hbZ2DaJp
Young Author and Intermediate/ Middle School Celebration
Students have been working very hard on Young Author stories. Please plan to attend on April 27 beginning at 6:00 for Young Author readings in Primary and Elementary and Intermediate/Middle School walk throughs.
Please Volunteer to Host Middle School Student Interns- 5/01-03
May 1, 2, 3rd Middle School Internships Middle school students will be excused from school to job shadow at a business for a total of 12 hours. We need volunteers willing to host student interns at their place of business.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TK and Kindergarten Intake Interviews and Registration
Interviews are taking place this week for the 2017-18 TK and Kindergarten class. Registration will be on May 4 from 6:00-7:00pm.
Memory book team NEEDS your HELP to get the word out
We are looking for sponsors to sponsor our memory book. The more sponsors we have the lower the cost of your memory book for next year and Everyone loves SAVINGS!
Memory book team understands how busy this time of year can get so we did our best to make it super easy for all of you! All you need to do is print the sponsor letter and sponsorship form and hand them out to your favorite local businesses, Post on Facebook and SPREAD THE WORD that we need sponsors! Then turn in the completed Sponsorship forms to memory book team no later than May 5th, 2017! Please reply for the letter and form to be emailed or sent home with your child.
Memory book team THANKS YOU and so will your checkbooks!
Questions? Contact Fran at email@example.com
End of the Year Party- 6/08
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.
Dates to Remember:
April 21- Civic Learning Award of Distinction- 1:20 at Paradise Skate
April 21- Walkathon Pledges Due
April 21- Silent Auction Basket Donations Due
April 24-28- Scholastic Book Fair
April 27- Young Authors Night
May 4- TK & Kindergarten Registration- 6:00
May 5- 2nd Cup of Coffee- Room 6 after drop-off
May 5- FNB Fundraiser Lunch
May 5- Memory Book sponsor forms due
May 5- SILENT AUCTION
May 8-12- Washington DC Trip
May 18-21- County Fair
May 18-19- Adjusted Minimum Days- 11:00 Dismissal
May 26- Minimum Day- 12:00 dismissal
May 29- Memorial Day Observed- No School
May 30- Spring Concert
June 6- 8th Grade Graduation
June 8- Last Day of School- 12:00 dismissal
June 8- End of Year Party at Mira Vista Park
2016 / 2017 Faculty
Mrs. Willard- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Peacock- email@example.com
Mrs. Fank- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Culver- email@example.com
Mrs. Mariappan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Dubitsky- email@example.com
Miss Albertoni- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Gonzalez- email@example.com
Mr. Hagan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. McCutcheon- email@example.com
Music- Mrs. Vela- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Olsen- email@example.com
Art- Mrs. Taylor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Billeci- email@example.com
Pottery- Mrs. Tubbs- firstname.lastname@example.org
P.E.- Mr. McIntyre- email@example.com
Mrs. Parmley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Safety- Professor Castro-Manner- email@example.com
2016 / 2017 Family Network Board
Chair: Angel Mattos- ACAIIfnb@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Eliza Ave- ACAIIfnb@gmail.com
Secretary: Rebecca Christensen- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Karyn Engle- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Fundraising: Jessyca Barney- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Fundraising: Stephanie Brooks- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Blanca Otero- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Social: Sheri Thompson- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Family Network Facebook-
Our Web Page-
Field Trip Requirements
For those driving other students on field trips, here is the link for getting your DMV printout:
A copy of the driver’s insurance showing Bodily Liability of $100,000/$300,000 is also required.