Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 25, Issue 9, October 19, 2020
Hello Parents and Families,
As ACA gets ready to welcome students back to school we are looking over all of the safety precautions, student groupings (cohorts) and class times to safely welcome students and staff back to campus.
We are planning on having a phased opening with TK/K students coming back to school (first cohort), and possibly 1st grade students following shortly after. We feel it is crucial to get our youngest students back to school first.
In an effort to bring our first cohort (TK/K) to campus, we will be sending out a survey to those families to get a better idea of who is planning to return to campus. With this survey there will be a list of procedures and protocols that will be used when your child comes back to campus for in person instruction. As of now we do not have a start date, but we will keep in communication with TK/K families as planning moves forward.
Parents should look for surveys & offers for an opening for a second cohort, once we are able to successfully and safely bring in the first cohort (TK/K).
Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility!
Positive Discipline Parent Training: we are excited to announce we will be having a “Special Guest” holding a Positive Discipline Parent Training on Zoom for both ACA & ACA II! This is a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate positive discipline at home, especially during distance learning. Please come prepared with questions on October 19 at 6:00-7:30pm. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded on our school’s website.
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Meeting ID: 874 8124 4620
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/
Family Network Events:
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.
Annual Give: please make your donation and help us reach our goal of raising $12,000 this year. Donations can be submitted via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, venmo to @Beth-Rottier, or checks mailed to the school earmarked for Family Network Annual Give. Remember, your donation is tax deductible and helps to fund many materials and programs offered at our school.
Grab & Go Meals: Thanks to an extension of the Summer Feeding waiver from the USDA, all students from ACA I & II (and any siblings 18 and under) may pick up a bag containing FREE breakfast, lunch, supper and a snack M-F from any one of our 12 feeding sites. The waiver is good through the end of December. Please visit https://www.antiochschools.
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 – Daily Attendance is expected: 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.
Updates on Distance Learning and Reopening: ACA I and II will continue with fully Distance Learning until the November break. This means ALL students will be distance learning through November 20th. We continue to evaluate the situation and are working to prepare the site and staff for in person learning, with the introduction of phased in student cohorts in a safe manner.
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October 19 Positive Discipline Parent Training (Zoom) – 6:30pm
November 4 Family Network Meeting (Zoom) – 3:30pm
November 10 MS Virtual Study Trip to Museum of Tolerance – morning hours
November 11 No School – Veteran’s Day
November 12 Charter Council Meeting (Zoom) – 4pm
November 16-20 Minimum Days (Conferences) – online learning ends at 12pm
November 23-27 No School – Thanksgiving Break
School Phone – 925-755-7311
School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509
School Website – www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org
ACA Office – ACAOffice@
ACA Family Network – ACAFamilyNetwork@
ACA Elementary – ACAElementary@
ACA Intermediate – ACAIntermediate@
ACA Primary – ACAPrimary@
ACA Middle School – ACAMiddleSchool@
ACA I & II Special Education – SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Newsletter – ACANewsletter@
ACA Memories – ACAMemories@
ACA Hot Lunch Program – ACALunchProgram@
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@
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/
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