Intermediate News

November 18th, 2019

Report Card Conferences are this week!

Just a reminder that we have minimum days all this week due to conference week!

Please remember that we do encourage your student to attend their report card conference because we’d love for them to hear what we talk about. It is ultimately up to you, but students are welcome. If you have a conference after 4:30pm, please park in the back parking lot by Paradise Skate because the front gate is locked at 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing everyone this week!

From the Family Network:

Ornament Exchange- Our annual ornament exchange is taking place this Friday November 22nd @ 5:30 pm. It will be held at Straw Hat Pizza 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. This is an adult-only event so be sure to get a sitter. Please bring a new, wrapped ornament ($10 limit) to exchange white elephant style. The exchange will be following our general meeting.

TREE-LOT- Saturday Dec 7th, 2019 12pm-5pm

Paper Forms- cut off 11/22/19

Paypal- cut off 11/29/19

Thank you ACAII cheetah families for your tree purchases in support of our school. We are happy to announce we are EXTENDING our tree sale. Because of the success of sales and your support for our local Veterans (8 trees!), sales will continue online via paypal until Nov 29th. Fundraising team is also accepting paper order forms which have a cut off date of Nov 22nd, same day as Ornament Exchange at Straw Hat Pizza. You can bring your forms to the exchange and turn them into Maria. We’re speaking with our vendor and possibly may have wreaths available to purchase at our tree lot. If you have any unopened boxes of tree lights, ornaments, garland or board games – please bring them into the office. These items will be donated with trees to the Veterans who receive them. Tree-Lot sales support our General Fund which is used to create our yearly budget which help fund capital improvements, SPA (Middle School), College ScholarShip, Graduation, iLS and so much more. Your family’s contributions to collaboratively support all students of ACAII are graciously appreciated. CHEETAHS MAKE IT HAPPEN!


This year at our tree lot we plan on having:

*Taqueria la Soledad (tacos)- cash only

*Music Performance


*Drawing/coloring contest


*Bake sale

*50/50 raffle

*Santa Visit

*Gingerbread house activity

Gingerbread House Activity-

We are in need of donations from each age level for the Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Activity. The next time you are at the grocery store, please consider picking something up from the following list:

Total items needed:

a. (20-25) boxes of graham crackers (Honeymaid preferred–they crumble less)

b. (50-60) ice cream cones (the pointy waffle ones)

c. (20) tubs of white frosting or squeezable tubes of white,

red or green frosting

d. (20-25) large packs/bags of small candies (M&M’s, Dots,candy canes, peppermints, small marshmallows, etc. Please, NO NUTS)

e. (12) jars of sprinkles (any color)

f. (50-75) large paper plates (thicker plates preferred)

g. (50) small paper bowls

 We will be updating this list as donations come in. ANY donation is greatly appreciated! 🤗❤

Bake Sale-

We are in need of baked goods for our bake sale. Baked goods are to be dropped off Dec.6 nut free and individually wrapped. We can also use:

Hot chocolate tubs


Coffee- cream/sugar

Pop corn maker

Pop corn kernals

Coffee dispensers

Please drop items off in the office now through December 5th.


We are looking for a few vendors to participate in our Christmas tree lot for a small fee. If interested please email

A note from Mrs. Vela

Our ACA II Experienced and Intermediate Band & String Orchestra students have been invited to perform at our Holiday Tree Fundraiser on Saturday, December 7 at Antioch Charter Academy in their multi-use room. They will perform from about 1:30 – 3:00 pm.  Exact performance times will be announced later. Please save December 7 to come listen, shop, snack and enjoy this special event!   There will be activities for younger students, so bring the entire family!

Instrumental Music students should be practicing at home!

A friendly reminder for all students in instrumental music: you need to practice your instrument as much as possible! This helps you become a better musician! Please schedule time in your week to practice. All instruments must be taken home from school everyday for students to practice. Please do not leave your instrument at school overnight.

Weekly Work

Students received their Weekly Work folders this week. Inside those folders you will find all of their assignments. We will also include the assignments each week in the newsletter just in case.

All Intermediate Students

Research: Choose a Topic

Lifeskill: Curiosity

Social Studies: Latitude & Longitude

Writing: Computer Coding Intro

Science: Sphere Interactions

STEM: None


LA #1: Making Connections

LA #2: Identifying Adjectives

LA #3: 1- Revolutionary War on Wed

    2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie

LA MobyMax: Adjectives

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 8

Math #1: Cloud 9 Word Problems

Math #2: Unit 5-1 Angles

Math #3: 1 – Unit 2-3

        2 – Unit 2-4

        3 – Unit 3-1

Math MobyMax: Lines & Angles


LA 1: Bud, Not Buddy Questions CH. 3 & 4

LA 2: Mood in Texts

LA 3: Quotations

LA Moby Max: Identify Stated Theme

Spelling: Powers of Ten

Grammar:  none

Math 1: Fraction Story Lines

Math 2: Another Double Line

Math 3: Exponent Riddle

Math Moby Max: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total

Other:  none


Language Arts #1: Scholastic News

Language Arts #2: Bazaar

Language Arts #3: Reflection

LA MobyMax: None

Math #1: 3.1.5

Math #2: Ratios

Math #3: 3.1.6

Other: Ratios pt. 2

Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency (20 minutes for the week)

Spelling: x2

Grammar: None

Dates to Remember:

Nov 18th-22nd – Conference Week (Minimum Days)

Nov 25th-29th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you,

The Intermediate Teachers

Miss Dubitsky, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Miss Albertoni