Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 25, Issue 11, November 2, 2020
Dear ACA Families,
If you will be stopping by our campus anytime soon you will be greeted by a familiar face. I am happy to announce that our dear Andi Stahler is back in the office everyday 8am-12pm! While she was caring for her new baby boy Miles and his big brother Copper, we had some other amazing folks helping out. On behalf of everyone, I would like to thank Margaret, Natally, and Ms. McLean for filling in while Andi was on her leave. You ladies are the best and we appreciate all that you do.
WELCOME BACK MRS. STAHLER!
Looking for Substitute Teachers! ACA is hiring substitute teachers! If you are interested, and hold a current California teaching credential, please apply on Edjoin athttps://www.edjoin.org/Home/
2020-21 Yearbook: The Yearbook Elective needs your help! We need pictures of your students doing Distance Learning so we will be able to create a yearbook that is full of amazing school memories! If you have any pictures of students participating in school related activities please send them to ACAMemories@
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:
Dear ACA Families,
We are excited to be holding our second annual Sherwood Forest Farms Wreath Fundraiser! This year we are offering large and small wreaths, table centerpieces, and a reindeer decor set.
Orders can be placed from October 26 – November 6 at http://sherwoodfundraiser.com/
Items ordered will be available for pick up at the school December 7 – 9. More details on pick up times will be published as those dates get closer.
Please share the website with your family and friends! They can help support our school by purchasing winter and holiday decorations!
Email any questions to acafamilynetwork@
Family Network. Co-Chair
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. The next meeting is this Thursday, November 4th at 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 814 3104 3577
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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November 4 Family Network Meeting (Zoom) – 3:30pm
November 6 FN Wreath Fundraiser Due
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