Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 25, Issue 2, August 24, 2020
Dear ACA Families,
Welcome back to school! We want to welcome all of the returning ACA families and all of our new families. We all know that this year is going to be a little different, but for us, different will be great! We are committed to a standard of excellence both with safety and with academic integrity, always placing people as our top priority.
As the situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic we will continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care for our families and staff. Thank you for your patience thus far, and as we move forward. Our amazing ACA staff has a wonderful year planned and we can’t wait to get started.
We are pleased with distance learning thus far. ACA families, students and staff have stepped up their technological game, and we are seeing students learning and engaged.
This week each level will be holding their Back to School Night and New Parent Orientations on Zoom. Primary/Elementary will hold theirs on Tuesday, Middle School on Wednesday, and Intermediate on Thursday. All of the presentations will start at 6 pm and should end before 8 pm. The night is a must for all parents who have children at that level. We have a lot to share with you.
Have a great week!
Back to School Nights…Zoom Style!
Every student needs a parent/guardian to attend their class meeting!
Wednesday Enrichment starts on Wednesday (August 26th!) The Wednesday Enrichment Instructors have been working really hard to come up with a fantastic distance learning program. This year, students have been broken up into Alpha & Beta groups. Every Wednesday, students will alternate between either working in Google Classrooms or joining Zoom meetings. During distance learning, students will “attend” school from 8-12pm on Wednesdays. Watch for your student’s classroom newsletters to find out your student’s schedule and sign in information!
Grab & Go Meals through August 28th: At this time, AUSD is continuing the Grab and Go meals at their open feeding sites through 8/28. All ACA students, and their siblings 18 and under, may obtain a free breakfast and lunch from any of these sites. Here is the website for more information https://www.antiochschools.net/nutrition-services.
Starting 9/1, ACA students only may visit any one of the school sites listed to obtain breakfast and lunch. You will receive Meal Pickup Flyers for your students which will be personalized with their names and Student ID #s. Each enrolled student (or parent/guardian) must present the flyer at one of the feeding sites to obtain meals for their students. Parents will go back to paying for meals directly to ACA. Look for more information in future Networkings. Every year you must re-apply for Free or Reduced lunches. Go to http://www.schoollunchapp.com/ to apply.
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:
Spirit Wear: The Family Network has some new spirit wear items!! Show you ACA school spirit with a mask, t-shirt,hoodie & more! Take a look and you can order on this google form: https://forms.gle/p5sBEKcWa8hhqeuaA
Please submit by 8/25/20. Items can be picked up at ACA the first week of September (exact dates/times will be sent later)
Paypal/Venmo payment options – no cash/checks
We are offering direct shipping! 📦
If you would like items shipped to you directly, please add $10 to each order for shipping
Family Network Meetings are the first Thursday of each month. Meetings will be held by Zoom until we can go back to campus. The board welcomes and encourages all ACA families to attend the meetings. The meetings are not just for board members, but for all ACA family members.
Charter Council: the Charter Council is our governing board. The board meets on a monthly basis – usually the first Thursday of the month @ 4PM. Please check the calendar for the next meeting date/time, or call the office at 925-755-7311 to confirm. These meetings are open to the public – all are welcomed!
Absences and Tardies: If your student will be absent, or tardy, please call the office at 925-755-7311, or email your student’s classroom, before 8:00am. Even though we are currently doing Distance Learning, roll is still taken EVERY DAY.
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August 25 BTSN (Zoom) Primary 6pm
August 25 BTSN (Zoom) Elementary 7pm
August 26 BTSN (Zoom) Middle School from 6-8pm
August 27 BTSN (Zoom) Intermediate from 6-8pm
September 3 FN Meeting (Zoom) at 3:30
September 7 Labor Day – no school
School Phone – 925-755-7311
School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509
School Website – www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org
ACA Office – ACAOffice@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Family Network – ACAFamilyNetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org
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
ACA Hot Lunch Program – ACALunchProgram@antiochcharteracademy.org
Twitter & Instagram Accounts – #AntiochCharter; @AntiochCharter
Parent Network Board & Contact Info
Co-Chairs: Lydia Moon and Kelly MacCallister
Secretary: Brooke Farrington
Treasurer: Beth Rottier
School Volunteer Coordinator: Salena Killion
Social Chair: Janika Barnes
Fundraising Chair: open
If you’re interested in an open position please email ACAFamilyNetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org
We need help to make this year amazing for OUR KIDS, the school families, teachers and staff
Members at Large: Everyone!
Private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/acafamilynetwork/
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