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
May 12, 2020
It’s time for our Memory Book cover design vote! Click the link to have your student vote for their favorite design. Each student should submit their own vote – be sure to enter one child’s name on the form, and submit a new one for each ACA II student. Voting will close at 3pm THIS Friday, 5/15. If you have any questions, please email the Memory Book team at email@example.com
The Walk-A-Thon is On!
Hey Cheetah’s get ready to exercise and show your school spirit! We’re going to hold a Shelter-In-Place Walk-A-Thon May 13th through May 15th.
Any time from 8 am May 13th through 8 pm May 15th exercise for 30 minutes while social distancing. You can take a walk, dance, Zumba, do jumping jacks, burpees, martial arts, play on the trampoline, swim… whatever you would like to do to stay active for 30 minutes straight. Have fun! Be creative and show your school spirit while you exercise! You may even want to exercise with a friend by video chatting them via Zoom, Facetime, GoogleDuo, etc!
There will be an official Walk-a-Thon post on May 13th on the ACA II Facebook page. Comment on that post with a picture or description of you exercising, or if you are unable to post to Facebook email the description and/or picture to Stephanie Brooks at Fetzy72@gmail.com and she will post it in the comment thread for you. Every family who shares a picture or description receives 1 entry in a raffle for a chance to win a Target electronic gift card.
We understand that some families financial situations have greatly changed due to the current situation, therefore if you or one of your family/friends previously made a donation and now needs a refund, please email Stephanie Brooks at Fetzy72@gmail.com and we will get the money refunded. So that social distancing is practiced, new donations will only be accepted through 99Pledges. Please email Laurie Hawley if you need your 99Pledges link, firstname.lastname@example.org. If friends and families do not wish to donate via 99Pledges, monies can be collected by you and made on their behalf on 99Pledges.
Let’s do this Cheetah’s because Cheetah’s Make It Happen!
Intent to Return
If you haven’t already done so please see the link below to fill out your intent to return form for the 2020/21 school year.
“Hey ACA II! Your Fantastic Friday teachers wanted to reach out and update you on all we’ve got going on in our Google Classroom! We’ve got a bunch of activities and assignments posted for you to put some of that Fantastic Friday fun back into your week. From video tutorials, print outs, and video links, you’ve got options on ways to show us your participation while we keep up our distance learning. Enrichment is a big part of your education here at ACAII, and we all miss seeing your faces every Friday. Log in to Google Classroom and connect with us, we can’t wait to see what kinds of creative fun you get into!”
“Howdy everyone, Mr. Abe here! I’ve got a handful of art activities made just for you on our Google Classroom. You can make art from pretty much anywhere, being at home is great for arts and crafting! Check out my examples, printouts, and video tutorials and share your work with me by taking photos and submitting them in your Google Classroom assignments. I’m looking for minimum 4 assignment turn-ins for participation in 3rd Trimester. Choose your favorites and enjoy an artistic break!”
“Come see what we have to offer in Fantastic Friday Music Class. We have materials and links to wonderful performances and exhibits. There are music games and activities and a fun bingo challenge. We post new materials on Tuesday evenings. Hope to see you there!”
Personal Safety & PE – Continue to log your time so you will get credit for these classes.
Mrs. Vela wants to share that she misses teaching the students in person and strongly encourages all players to keep practicing for a quality future concert!
The procedures for completing this year are as follows:
– For an accurate final grade evaluation, each player and family should watch for an email with methods for sending/contacting Mrs. Vela with a final playing sample.
-All students in GRADES 4 – 7, using school instruments, may continue to use them over the summer.
-All students in GRADE 8, using school instruments, must return them to school on Friday, May 29, with their name in or on the case.
-All students in GRADE 8, with borrowed school music books must return them to school on Friday, May 29, with their name on a post-it or tag. You may keep your Essential Elements or All For Strings books.
-All students – continue to watch for more details in emails from Mrs. Vela, including when and how to join her Music Google Classroom.
We have been getting questions about report cards. All grade levels are sending out report cards at the end of the year to reflect what the students have been learning during this distance learning time.
Friday, May 15th is a Drop Off/Pick Up Day!-Remember your MASK Please.
Staff members will be on campus on Friday May 15th, between 8:00am and 12:00pm for drop off and pick up of work. Work for the next week will be available for pick up on Friday. Please remember to use the O St. entrance(Staff parking lot)when you come on campus.
* Completed work can be dropped off to each level. If your student hasn’t finished everything on their contract for the week, it’s ok to turn in whatever they are finished with so that teachers can start tracking their progress.
* Work can also be send to teachers electronically in one email. If you have a scanner at home, work can be scanned and emailed. If you do not have a scanner, your Android or iPhone has scanner capabilities and can turn a picture into a PDF!
* Packets of next week’s work will be available from Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School.
* If you didn’t pick up a packet last week, but would like to pick one up this week, please email your child’s teacher so that we can make one available!
* Chromebooks can still be picked up (or exchanged if it isn’t working). Please let your teacher know if you need one so that we can have one prepared for you. If your family has siblings and you need an additional chromebook, please let your teacher know.
*You can borrow PE equipment (located in the office).
*You can borrow classroom library books if your child needs something to read.
2019/2020 Dates to Remember:
- May 13-15 Walk a Thon
- May 15 Campus open from 8-12pm for supplies pick-up and/or drop-off
- May 22 Campus open from 8-12pm for supplies pick-up and/or drop-off
- May 29 Campus open from 8-12pm for supplies pick-up and/or drop-off
- June 2 8th Grade Graduation
- June 4 Last day of school
2019 / 2020 Faculty
Ms. Peacock- email@example.com
Mrs. Hawley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Berkich- 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
Special Ed- SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
Mrs. Willard- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Vela- email@example.com
2019-2020 Family Network Board
Chairperson: Annu Fuentes firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chairperson: Adriana Solorio email@example.com
Secretary: Sharron Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Susan Cano email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Brandi Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Coordinator: Maria Strock email@example.com
Co-Fundraising Coordinator: Ashley Rice firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Coordinator: Sara Wall email@example.com
Co-Social Coordinator: Jillian Broussard firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Network Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/acaiifamilynews/?ref=bookmarks#
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