ANTIOCH CHARTER ACADEMY II
The mission of the Antioch Charter Academies is to facilitate academic and personal growth of TK‐8th grade students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds. ACA enables 21st century students to become literate, self‐motivated, innovative, lifelong learners, and compassionate, collaborative active citizens. We nurture and support a partnership of students, teachers, families and the community; embrace individual strengths; and build upon research informed educational best practices including Montessori, multiple intelligences, brain‐compatible teaching, and multi‐age groupings with small class sizes
To provide a learning environment where students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility
March 3, 2020
Graduate Goal #7
Did you know most employers highly value “soft skills” when hiring new employees? Soft skills are personality traits and behaviors. Unlike technical or “hard” skills, soft skills are not about the knowledge you possess but rather the behaviors you display in different situations. Soft skills are qualities that allow a person to be successful in whatever they choose to do. ACAII’s Graduate Goals, newly renamed the “Code of the CHEETAHS”, list the soft skills that we hope each of our graduates master by the time they leave our program. For the next 1 newsletter, we will look at each of the Graduate Goals and explain how that soft skill is practiced in each level of our school.
H ave time management and work independently.
Primary: Teachers model each job for the students. This gives the students the ability to do the jobs. Students are able to make choices on which jobs they would like to do and are able to work independently at that job.
Elementary: Montessori promotes time management. Our students receive their weekly contract on Monday, and they are able to choose which jobs to complete throughout their week. We have timers in the classroom for the students to help them understand how much time is needed to complete their work.
Intermediate: Students use their Weekly Work folder to manage the completion of the work for the week. The planning sheet in their folder helps them manage the completion of the work over the course of the week. They manage completion of work during independent work time and throughout the course of class periods. Over an eight week period, students must follow a timeline and complete a six part research project.
Students use a planner to keep track of assignments and put together a weekly plan for finishing assignments. They come to groups and classes on time. Everyone in middle school has 30 – 60 minutes of independent study time each day in which they make choices about which assignments to work on and get help with if needed. Students create timelines for Social Political Action projects and large research projects. They learn how and when to seek help with tasks.
Did you Know?
When your student is absent you can call the office by 8:15am or email the office AND the level, not the teacher. I think we need this in here another week. Please use these email address:
What is 2nd Cup of Coffee?
The first Friday school day of each month, 2nd Cup of Coffee meets in Room 6 after morning drop off. Parents and families have a chance to connect with other families and get to know more about our school community. The Family Network provides coffee and breakfast snacks, and shares upcoming events planned at our school. One or more teachers attend to share updates or explain a bit about school philosophies. Small children are welcome to come too!
Topic – CAASPP Testing – What is it, what can you expect, how can you help you student
2nd Cup meets this Friday, March 3rd
Looking for volunteers to make planter boxes for around the elementary tan bark area. They need to be about 18”h x 18”w X really long!!!! The school will pay for materials but would love for donations of wood, dirt, weed block, tanbark to help keep the cost down. This would be a great way to earn volunteer hours at home or at our school site.
Please let the office know if you would be willing to build or donate materials. Thank you!
Walk A Thon
Walk-A-Thon packets went out last week and you should also have received an email with a link to your child’s personal fundraising page on 99Pledges. If you did not receive your packet or your fundraising link, please let Laurie Hawley know ASAP. Ask friends, family, coworkers to help support your child and our school! Post your link on social media sites for additional donations.
We still need a Course Manager and donations for goodie bags, pop-up tents, chalk, and a mister. If you can provide your time or any donations, please let a team member know! The Walk-A-Thon is only a few weeks away and we need all the help we can get to make sure the event is as successful as those we have had in previous years. The kids love this event, so let’s get together and make it the best one yet!!
Family Formal will be on April 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This year it will be in the Mangini Building (Red Barn building in front of the school). Order forms went home last week. Please fill them out and include payment (Cash or Check). Tickets are $5 each, Trophy’s are $5 (great for a family name) and Medals are $3 (great for an individual name).
We need your help to put on this fun event. Please check it the sign up genius for opportunities to help.
Overnight Fieldtrip Fundraisers
The funds raised from these fundraisers will help to lower the cost of overnight fieldtrips.
March 16-19 Bake Sale
March 20 Snack Bar and Lunch fundraiser for Walk a Thon
April 27-30 Bake Sale
April 30 Boondoggies Hot Dog Cart for dinner and Bake Sale at Young Authors Night
Absences & Tardies
It is extremely important that your student is in school every day, and arrives on time. If though your student is sick, or will arrive late because of an unexpected delay, please call the office, or email your student’s classroom and office by 8am. Students who arrive after 8:15am must be walked into the office by the driver, and signed in. All of these “rules” are in place to help keep your student safe! Contact information is below. Thank you!
2019/2020 Dates to Remember:
March 5 Silent Auction Meeting 3:15 in room 4
March 6 2nd Cup rm 6 after drop off
March 9-13 Conference Week- All students 8:15-12 noon
March 17 FNB Meeting 3:15 in room 5
March 19 School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour
March 18 Hearing Testing Grades TK/K, 2, 5, 8
March 20 Walk A Thon – Snack Bar- Lunch Fundraiser
March 24 Spring Pictures
March 27 Lunch Fundraiser-(Middle School) Pizza
April 3 2nd Cup rm 6 after drop off
April 3 Family Formal 5:30-7:30pm
April 6-10 Spring Break
April 13 Easter Monday- NO SCHOOL
April 17 Lunch Fundraiser
April 21 FNB Elections and Ice Cream Social
April 27-30 Bake Sale- Overnight Fieldtrip Fundraiser
April 30 Young Authors- Boondoggies Hot Dog Cart
2019 / 2020 Faculty
Ms. Peacock- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Hawley- email@example.com
Miss Berkich- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Mariappan- email@example.com
Miss Dubitsky- firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Albertoni- email@example.com
Mrs. Gonzalez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Hagan- email@example.com
Mrs. McCutcheon- firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Ed- SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
Mrs. Willard- email@example.com
Mrs. Vela- firstname.lastname@example.org
2019-2020 Family Network Board
Chairperson: Annu Fuentes email@example.com
Co-Chairperson: Adriana Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sharron Scott email@example.com
Treasurer: Susan Cano firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Brandi Lopez email@example.com
Fundraising Coordinator: Maria Strock firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Fundraising Coordinator: Ashley Rice email@example.com
Social Coordinator: Sara Wall firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Social Coordinator: Jillian Broussard email@example.com
Family Network Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/acaiifamilynews/?ref=bookmarks#
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