Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 24, Issue 30, April 27, 2020
Dear ACA Families,
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Don’t stress about schoolwork. In September (or hopefully August) we will get your children back on track. We are teachers and that is our superpower. What we can’t fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, we just need you to share your calm, share your strength, and share your laughter with your children. No kids are ahead. No kids are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be.
All the teachers on planet Earth
2020-21 Student Placement/Intent to Return Form: If you intend to have your student return to ACA next year, make sure to fill out this form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gYZqQCI-An_hSAO5mLPHyYn4SFS1JplvAsqdMPn1rkA/edit?ts=5e96029c. This will be due on or before May 1, 2020. Thank you! Paper forms are available at the school office, and can be picked up on Friday from 10-12pm.
Campus Open: Until further notice, the campus will be open on Fridays, from 10-12pm to pick up/drop off supplies and schoolwork. As per the County guidelines, both adults and children must wear a mask when entering campus. Thank you.
From the Office of Education: Free or low-cost child care is now available to medical staff, first responders and essential workers through the Contra Costa County Emergency Child Care Program! See attached document for more information.
Grab and Go Meals for Students: Locations – Deer Valley High School, Marsh Elementary School or Mission Elementary from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Monday through Friday. https://www.antiochschools.net/Page/11261
Yearbook: Our Yearbook class is working hard to finish the book for this year. If you have pictures from events, spirit days, distance learning, etc., please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We have almost reached our deadline for the year, and we really need your help with photos! Thank you to those families who have shared their photos with us already!
Yearbooks can be ordered directly through Tree Ring and will be delivered to your home. This does require a small delivery fee of $2.99 per book. The cost of the yearbook is $20 until April 30. On May 1, the price will increase to $25. (These prices do not include the shipping fee.) To purchase, please go to treering.com/101506720561403 and create an account.
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: Even though we can’t meet in person, we will still have our book fair this year. The book fair is going online April 27 – May 10! Shop for books and support our school! Use the link https://www.scholastic.com/bf/antiochcharteracad to order. All orders will ship to your home, and book-only orders over $25 will receive free shipping.
Classtag: If you have not already done so, please contact your student’s classroom and request to sign up for Classtag! Make sure to choose texting as your delivery choice. Our school will be using Classtag even more to get news to the parents. Keep on top of key dates and deadlines, find messages like minimum day pick-ups, receive updates on whole school & classroom events, and much more!
Up To Date Health Information: Take care of yourself and your family. If you have questions about what is happening in Contra Costa County visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ for the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus.
FAMILY NETWORK (FN) NEWS & INFORMATION
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, assemblies, and classroom supplies. If you have a child/grandchild/niece/nephew/etc. at ACA, then come join us & help make a difference!
Family Network Events:
2020-21 Family Network Board Nominations: It’s time to submit your nominations for the Family Network Board for the 2020-2021 school year. Below is a list of the positions on the board. Please consider which you are willing to help with and nominate yourself or a friend! All third party nominations will need to be accepted by the nominated party. (Don’t worry, your name won’t show up on the ballot without your knowledge beforehand.) Nominations must be submitted to email@example.com by May 1, 2020. Elections will be held electronically from May 5-7, 2020. We appreciate your continued support of our school community!
Antioch Charter Academy Family Network Board Positions
- Chairperson – facilitates board meetings, ensures events are planned, liaison with school staff
- Co-Chairperson – facilitates board meetings in the absence of the chair, plans events as assigned, supports the Chairperson
- Treasurer – keeps accurate accounting of the Family Network funds, help plan and carry out events, attends board meetings
- Secretary – takes minutes at board meetings and distributes them to the board, updates the Family Network binder in the office, plans events as assigned, attends board meetings
- Fundraising Chair – organizes and plans monthly restaurant fundraisers, plans fundraisers with support from other Family Network members, attends board meetings
- Social Chair – plans and organizes social events, attends board meetings, other duties as assigned
- Volunteer Coordinator – facilitates requests for/fulfillment of volunteers via Track It Forward, manages family accounts on Track It Forward, attends board meetings
- April 27-May 10 FN Online Book Fair
- May 1 Family Network Nominations Due for 2020-21
- May 1 Campus open from 10-12pm for supplies pick-up and/or schoolwork drop-off.
- May 1 2020-21 Student Placement Intent to Return Form Due
- May 8 Campus open from 10-12pm for supplies pick-up and/or schoolwork drop-off.
- May 25 Memorial Day – no school
ACA Elementary – ACAElementary@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Intermediate – ACAIntermediate@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Primary – ACAPrimary@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Middle School – ACAMiddleSchool@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA I & II Special Education – SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Newsletter – ACANewsletter@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Memories – ACAMemories@antiochcharteracademy.org
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
Our Vision To provide a learning environment where students of all socio-economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility
Our Mission 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.
Antioch Charter Academy is Fully Accredited for Grades K-8 by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges