Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 25, Issue 35, June 1, 2021


Hello ACA Families and Congratulations!!

We are almost to the end of a very tough school year, and we have made it!  The next two weeks are filled with excitement so be on the lookout for emails from teachers giving you information about the upcoming events.  Even though the year is winding to a close, students should still be trying their hardest to get work finished and be present during class.

Wednesday, June 9th is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! YES! We are in-person on the final Wednesday of the year, but will not be doing the Wednesday program.  Instead, we plan to have some fun activities.  Students are invited to break out their Hawaiian shirts to dress Hawaiian that day.

ALSO… All Device bundles are due back from Zoom students on that day, so be sure to return any equipment your family has checked out from the school.

We are almost there!!

–Mrs. Hummel

(Intermediate Teacher)




End of the School Year Material Drop Off/Return Dates:

-Drop off Clay projects by May 24th to be Fired on time.

-Return any borrowed Wonderful Wednesday items by June 3rd (PE, Personal Safety, Art, Music equipment)

-Music Students please return your instruments and books (unless Mrs. Burchett and Mr.Johnston have said otherwise) by May 28th.

-Return Tech bundles if your student is no longer using them.

-All Chromebook bundles should be dropped off on June 8-9th


Congratulations to Chloe Liang for winning our site’s Girl’s Empowerment Essay Contest!  For the last several years, the Rotary, AUSD, Holy Rosary, and ACA/ACA II have partnered together to put on a day to encourage all of the 8th grade girls in the Antioch area to Dream Big and to not allow Fear to stop them from reaching their goals. This is part of a national program .  This year ACA & ACA II hosted the event! We are proud of all our students who submitted essays and artwork for the contest!


All School Spirit Day: June 9 is Hawaiian Day!  Show your school spirit by wearing something tropical!


2020-21 Yearbook: This year’s Yearbook is now on SALE!  Although your student will not receive it by the last day of school, you can still order one.  The yearbook will come directly to your home.  Go to this link, set up an account and order one today!



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 Meetings are usually 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.  Check with the calendar below to find out the next meeting.

Annual Give: Thank you to everyone that has donated! Let’s keep it up! donate here via PayPal →

AmazonSmiles: Shop at Amazon? Shop at Amazon’s fundraising site, and they will donate back to ACA. We are registered as The Learner Centered School, Inc.



School Campus Open: The campus is open Monday through Fridays (except holidays) from 8-12:30pm. Call the office, or check with your student’s classroom if arrangements need to be made to come after open hours.


Drop Off & Pick Up Reminder: When dropping off AND picking up your student, please remain in your vehicle.  Thank you in advance!!


Covid Corner: On Campus Learning and Distance Learning are taking place!! All parents and guardians are encouraged to read the various Safety Plans and Policies that are currently available on

If your student is learning On Campus, please abide by these current guidelines:

  • If your student is experiencing fever, coughing, diarrhea, or other possible Covid symptoms, please keep them home.

  • If your student is exposed to Covid, please keep the student home until the 10 day quarantine period ends (7 days with negative Covid test). Students can do Distance Learning during their quarantine period.

  • The California Department of Public Health updated travel recommendations on April 12.  Travel – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (  If your family traveled outside of California during the break, please look over the recommendations for unvaccinated travelers, which include getting tested for COVID and self-quarantining for 7 days after travel.  If you will be keeping your child(ren) at home to self-quarantine, please be sure to call the office at 925-755-7311, or email your student’s classroom level and office, before 8:00am. Students who are quarantined should still participate in Distance Learning.

  • Students, Staff and Parents must wear a mask while on campus, and abide by the current recommendation of keeping 3-6’ apart from each other.


Grab & Go Meals: 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 2020-21 school year.  Please visit for the list of sites and menus.


Charter Council: the Charter Council is our governing board.  The board meets usually on the second 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 currently on Zoom, and open to the public – all are welcomed! Check the calendar for the next school meeting.


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.


Need Assistance – it is OK to ask!

  • Antioch Charter Academy: call the school office (925-755-7311) if you need help finding school supplies, figuring out how to get school lunches, and/or need to talk with someone regarding any struggles your student(s) may be facing.

  • Shelter Inc. COVID 19 and Eviction Prevention Hotlines: COVID 19 hotline for those affected by the COVID-19 virus: rental assistance, payment of utility bills, funds for food or necessities; Eviction Prevention – due to crisis. Call 211 or go to

  • Contra Costa County Office of Education (Supplies available upon request for students in unstable housing):Headphones for distance learning, Hygiene kits, School supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, construction paper, pencils, lined paper), Reusable cloth mask (plain white, or Crayola colors for elementary)

  • Contra Costa Crisis Center (call 211):


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  • June 6            Family Network Meeting at 3:30pm

  • June 8-9       Return any school issued supplies you student has borrowed               (Chromebook bundles, text books, literature books, musical instruments, Wednesday supplies)

  • June 8            8th Grade Graduation – Car Parade at 4:30pm

  • June 9            Last day of school – minimum day & Hawaiian Spirit Day!

2021-2022 School Calendar ACA / ACA II

Aug 18 First Day of School

Sep 6 Labor Day

Oct 4 – 8 October Break

Oct 11 Staff Day – no school for students

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day Observed

Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 23-Jan 7 Winter Break

Jan 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb 21 – 25 President’s Day & February Break

Feb 28 Staff Day – no school for students

Apr 18 – 22 Spring Break

May 30 Memorial Day

June 10 Last Day of School



School Phone – 925-755-7311

School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509

School Website –

ACA Office –

ACA Family Network –

ACA Elementary –

ACA Intermediate –

ACA Primary –

ACA Middle School –

ACA I & II Special Education –

ACA Newsletter –

ACA Memories –

ACA Hot Lunch Program –

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

We need help to make this year amazing for OUR KIDS, the school families, teachers and staff

Members at Large: Everyone!

Private Facebook Group:





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


NOTAS GENERALES (From Google Translate)

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy / TLCS Volumen 25, Edición 35, 1 de junio de 2021


¡Hola familias de ACA y felicitaciones!

Estamos casi al final de un año escolar muy difícil, ¡y lo hemos logrado! Las próximas dos semanas están llenas de emoción, así que esté atento a los correos electrónicos de los maestros que le brindan información sobre los próximos eventos. A pesar de que el año está llegando a su fin, los estudiantes deben esforzarse al máximo para terminar el trabajo y estar presentes durante la clase.

¡El miércoles 9 de junio es el ÚLTIMO DÍA DE CLASES! ¡SÍ! Estamos en persona el último miércoles del año, pero no participaremos en el programa de los miércoles. En cambio, planeamos tener algunas actividades divertidas. Se invita a los estudiantes a sacar sus camisas hawaianas para vestirse de hawaiano ese día.

TAMBIÉN … Todos los paquetes de dispositivos deben ser devueltos por los estudiantes de Zoom ese día, así que asegúrese de devolver cualquier equipo que su familia haya prestado en la escuela.

¡¡Estamos casi alli!!

–Señora. Hummel

(Maestro intermedio)




Fechas de entrega / devolución de material de fin de año escolar:

-Deje los proyectos de Clay antes del 24 de mayo para que sean despedidos a tiempo.

-Devuelva cualquier artículo Wonderful Wednesday prestado antes del 3 de junio (educación física, seguridad personal, arte, equipo de música)

-Estudiantes de Música, por favor devuelva sus instrumentos y libros (a menos que la Sra. Burchett y el Sr. Johnston hayan dicho lo contrario) antes del 28 de mayo.

-Devuelva los paquetes de tecnología si su estudiante ya no los usa.

-Todos los paquetes de Chromebook deben entregarse del 8 al 9 de junio


¡Felicitaciones a Chloe Liang por ganar el concurso de ensayos de empoderamiento de las niñas de nuestro sitio! Durante los últimos años, Rotary, AUSD, Holy Rosary y ACA / ACA II se han asociado para organizar un día para alentar a todas las niñas de octavo grado en el área de Antioch a soñar en grande y no permitir que el miedo las detenga. de alcanzar sus metas. Esto es parte de un programa nacional ¡Este año, ACA y ACA II organizaron el evento! ¡Estamos orgullosos de todos nuestros estudiantes que enviaron ensayos y obras de arte para el concurso!


Día de todo el espíritu escolar: ¡el 9 de junio es el día de Hawai! ¡Muestre su espíritu escolar vistiendo algo tropical!


Anuario 2020-21: ¡El Anuario de este año ya está a la VENTA! Aunque su estudiante no lo recibirá el último día de clases, aún puede pedir uno. El anuario llegará directamente a tu casa. ¡Vaya a este enlace, configure una cuenta y solicite una hoy!



La Red Familiar ACA está formada por adultos ACA que se ofrecen como voluntarios para eventos sociales y de recaudación de fondos para el enriquecimiento de nuestros niños. El dinero que recaudamos regresa a nuestra escuela para viajes de estudio, actividades familiares, asambleas y útiles escolares. Si tiene un hijo / nieto / sobrina / sobrino / etc. en ACA, ¡únase a nosotros y ayude a marcar la diferencia!


Las reuniones de la red familiar suelen ser el primer jueves de cada mes. Zoom llevará a cabo las reuniones hasta que podamos regresar al campus. La junta da la bienvenida y anima a todas las familias de ACA a asistir a las reuniones. Consulte el calendario a continuación para saber la próxima reunión.

Donación anual: ¡Gracias a todos los que han donado! ¡Sigamos así! donar aquí a través de PayPal →

AmazonSmiles: ¿Comprar en Amazon? Compre en el sitio de recaudación de fondos de Amazon, y ellos donarán a ACA. Estamos registrados como The Learner Centered School, Inc.



Abierto del campus de la escuela: El campus está abierto de lunes a viernes (excepto festivos) de 8 a 12:30 p. M. Llame a la oficina o consulte con el salón de clases de su estudiante si es necesario hacer arreglos para venir después del horario de atención.


Recordatorio para dejar y recoger a su estudiante: cuando deje y recoja a su estudiante, permanezca en su vehículo. ¡¡Gracias de antemano!!


Covid Corner: ¡Se está llevando a cabo el aprendizaje en el campus y el aprendizaje a distancia! Se anima a todos los padres y tutores a leer los diversos planes y políticas de seguridad que están disponibles actualmente en

Si su estudiante está aprendiendo en el campus, siga estas pautas actuales:

Si su estudiante tiene fiebre, tos, diarrea u otros posibles síntomas de Covid, manténgalos en casa.

Si su estudiante está expuesto a Covid, mantenga al estudiante en casa hasta que finalice el período de cuarentena de 10 días (7 días con prueba de Covid negativa). Los estudiantes pueden realizar aprendizaje a distancia durante su período de cuarentena.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de California actualizó las recomendaciones de viaje el 12 de abril. Viajes: respuesta al coronavirus COVID-19 ( Si su familia viajó fuera de California durante el receso, lea las recomendaciones para viajeros no vacunados, que incluyen hacerse la prueba de COVID y auto cuarentena durante 7 días después del viaje. Si va a mantener a sus hijos en casa para que se pongan en cuarentena, asegúrese de llamar a la oficina al 925-755-7311, o envíe un correo electrónico al nivel de clase y la oficina de su hijo antes de las 8:00 am. Los estudiantes que están en cuarentena deben seguir participando en distancia