Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 14, November 29, 2021

Hello ACA Families,

Welcome back from our November break! Hopefully everyone got some much needed rest. It’s hard to believe that we are already starting the second trimester.

Just a couple reminders:

·    School is open starting at 7:50am, there is no supervision prior to that time period and gates are not open until then.

·    Your student’s temperature check must be completed prior to you leaving them.

·    Student pick up should be within 15 minutes of release times – 3pm on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 2pm on Wednesday, and 12pm on Minimum days.

·     Free COVID tests for our students are provided at Antioch High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm in the Beede Auditorium and Deer Valley High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-7pm in their Library.

Thank you all for your cooperation and for being flexible. We are looking forward to kicking off another amazing trimester with you all.

Thank you,

Allen Stahler


Picture Day is TODAY, Nov 29th!!!

School Name: Antioch Charter Academy

Picture Day Date: Monday, November 29

Picture Day ID: EVTD8K6ZK

Yearbook: We need your pictures!  If you take pictures of school events, please share them to Passcode for our school is 101506720561403

New Girl Scout Troop on campus: 3:30pm on Mondays in the Multi Use Room, there will be ice breakers, games,and prizes for the first meeting!


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!

Dining for Dollars FUNdraiser on Dec 8th at Chipotle!  See attached flyer for details.

Family Fun Night: Save the date for Dec 16th from 6-7:30pm for this family fun event!  Watch future NETWORKings for more information.  If you would like to help, contact the FN at

Sherwood Forest Farms!

Local delivery items will be delivered to the school between November 29 – December 6, 2021. We will provide pick up details once we know the exact delivery date. Volunteers will be needed to help with distribution!

Please email any questions to

Family Network Meetings are usually the second Thursday of each month. 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: Would you like to support whole school activities, all the classrooms, and have less fundraisers??!!!  Then make a tax deductible donation…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.

Family Network Volunteer Opportunities

🍿  Popcorn Fridays Volunteers Needed 🍿

We need volunteers to help out with popcorn sales each Friday 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Help set up, make popcorn, sell candy/popcorn and clean-up


Need a COVID test?  Students may go to:

  • Antioch High School: Monday’s & Wednesday’s 4-7pm – Results in 15 minutes

  • Deer Valley High School: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 4-7pm – Results in 15 minutes

  • Antioch Water Park: Walk Ins welcome 7am-7pm – Results 3-4 days

Mask Reminder: Students, employees, parents/guardians, and visitors will need to wear a mask while on campus.  Masks are available in the office for children and adults.

Drop Off & Pick Up Reminders: We will continue to symptom screencheck and temperature check each student upon arrival. Parents/drivers may not enter the gates during carpool dropoff time.

If students arrive late, a parent/driver must walk the student(s) into the office for a symptom screen and temperature check.  Both the student(s) and the adult must wear a mask.

If your student needs to depart early, the person picking up the child must call the office at (925) 755-7311 so the office can retrieve the student prior to walking into the office to sign out their student. All visitors coming onto campus must wear a mask.

Parking Lot Safety – Let’s Keep ALL Our Students, Staff & Families SAFE!

  • Everyone needs to use crosswalks!

  • Listen to the staff’s instructions – they are trying to keep everyone safe, and to keep drop off/pick up running smoothly.

  • Do not tell your students to cut through the parking lot to reach you – cars that are backing up may not see your student.  Students should be picked up using the carpool lane, or using the crosswalk, they can walk to their cars which are parked on the street/in front of the park.

  • When it is your turn to enter the carpool lane, pull all the way forward, so up to 6 vehicles can load/unload their charges at a time.

  • Do not move forward in the carpool lane until all children have entered/exited their vehicles in front of you – a fender bender could severely injure a child who is partially in a vehicle.

  • Thank you for keeping everyone safe – remember picking up/dropping off is only a few minutes out of your day, but an injury could last a lifetime!!

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 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.

Ordering Lunch: Order forms (see link in Contact) are due every Friday by 9am for the following week. If you forget to submit your order form, your student will still be able to order the “Offered Daily” items on the morning of. If you would like your students’ order to stay permanent, please let the office know.  Also, please let us know if you would like to receive free breakfast, snack, and dinner “Grab & Go”.

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.

Contra Costa Crisis Center (call 211):

Contra Costa Health Services: Mental Health Wellness & Education on how to address “Disappointment,” reduce “Stress” and maintain a “Positive Attitude”

Mental Health Wellness & Education :: Behavioral Health

888-678-7277 [available 24/7]

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 Crisis Center: Services and Resources for Teens

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks – What You Should Know

Services and Resources for Teens :: Behavioral Health

800-833-2900 (24/7)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Fact Sheet on COVID-19 along with Age Appropriate Coping Strategies

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Parent Anonymous:


  • Nov 29          2nd Trimester begins

  • Nov 29          Schoolwide Picture Day

  • Dec 8            Dining for Dollars (FN) – Chipotle

  • Dec 9            Family Network Meeting @ 3:30

  • Dec 10          MS Study Trip – Family Harvest Farm

  • Dec 16          Free Family Fun Night (FN) – 6-7:30PM ACA Multi Use Room

  • Dec 21          MS Victorian Day

  • Dec 22          Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • Dec 23-Jan 7  Winter Break – no school

  • Jan 10          Welcome Back!


School Phone – 925-755-7311

School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509

School Website –

School Lunch Order Form –

ACA Office –

ACA Family Network –

ACA Elementary –

ACA Intermediate –

ACA Primary –

ACA Middle School –

ACA I & II Special Education –

ACA Newsletter –

ACA Memories –

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: open…can you help???

Fundraising Chair: open…can you help???

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

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Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy / TLCS Volumen 26, Edición 14, 29 de noviembre de 2021

Hola familias de ACA,

¡Bienvenidos de nuestras vacaciones de noviembre! Ojalá todos hayan tenido un descanso muy necesario. Es difícil creer que ya estamos comenzando el segundo trimestre.

Solo un par de recordatorios:

· La escuela está abierta a partir de las 7:50 am, no hay supervisión antes de ese período de tiempo y las puertas no están abiertas hasta entonces.

· El control de temperatura de su estudiante debe completarse antes de que lo deje.

· La recogida de los estudiantes debe realizarse dentro de los 15 minutos posteriores a la hora de salida: a las 3 pm los lunes / martes / jueves / viernes, a las 2 pm los miércoles y a las 12 pm los días mínimos.

· Las pruebas COVID gratuitas para nuestros estudiantes se proporcionan en Antioch High School los lunes y miércoles de 4 a 7 pm en el auditorio Beede y en la escuela secundaria Deer Valley los martes y jueves de 4 a 7 pm en su biblioteca.

Gracias a todos por su cooperación y por su flexibilidad. Esperamos comenzar otro trimestre increíble con todos ustedes.


Allen Stahler


¡¡¡El día de fotos es HOY, 29 de noviembre !!!
Nombre de la escuela: Antioch Charter Academy
Día de la foto Fecha: lunes 29 de noviembre
Identificación del día de la foto: EVTD8K6ZK

Anuario: ¡Necesitamos tus fotos! Si toma fotografías de eventos escolares, compártalas en El código de acceso de nuestra escuela es 101506720561403

Nueva Tropa de Girl Scouts en el campus: 3:30 pm los lunes en el salón de usos múltiples, ¡habrá rompehielos, juegos y premios para la primera reunión!


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!

¡Cena por Dólares FUNdraiser el 8 de diciembre en Chipotle! Ver folleto adjunto para más detalles.

Noche de diversión familiar: ¡Reserve la fecha para el 16 de diciembre de 6 a 7:30 pm para este evento de diversión familiar! Vea futuras REDES para obtener más información. Si desea ayudar, comuníquese con la FN en

¡Granjas del bosque de Sherwood!

Los artículos de entrega local se entregarán a la escuela entre el 29 de noviembre y el 6 de diciembre de 2021. Proporcionaremos los detalles de la recogida una vez que sepamos la fecha exacta de entrega. ¡Se necesitarán voluntarios para ayudar con la distribución!

Envíe sus preguntas por correo electrónico a

Las reuniones de la red familiar suelen ser el segundo jueves de cada mes. 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: ¿Le gustaría apoyar las actividades de toda la escuela, todas las aulas y tener menos eventos para recaudar fondos? Luego haga una donación deducible de impuestos … done 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.

Oportunidades de voluntariado en la red familiar
Se necesitan voluntarios para los viernes de palomitas de maíz
Necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar con la venta de palomitas de maíz todos los viernes de 2:30 pm a 3:30 pm
Ayude a instalar, hacer palomitas de maíz, vender dulces / palomitas de maíz y limpiar


¿Necesita una prueba de COVID? Los estudiantes pueden ir a:

Antioch High School: lunes y miércoles de 4 a 7 p. M. – Resultados en 15 minutos
Escuela secundaria de Deer Valley: martes y jueves de 4 a 7 p.m. Resultados en 15 minutos
Antioch Water Park: Walk Ins welcome 7 am-7pm – Results 3-4 days

Recordatorio de máscara: los estudiantes, empleados, padres / tutores y visitantes deberán usar una máscara mientras estén en el campus. Las máscaras están disponibles en la oficina para niños y adultos.

Recordatorios de Dejar y Recoger: Continuaremos revisando los síntomas y revisando la temperatura de cada estudiante al llegar. Los padres / conductores no pueden entrar por las puertas durante el tiempo de entrega de viajes compartidos.

Si los estudiantes llegan tarde, un padre / conductor debe acompañar al estudiante (s) a la oficina para una evaluación de síntomas y control de temperatura. Tanto el estudiante (s) como el adulto deben usar una máscara.

Si su estudiante necesita salir temprano, la persona que recoja al niño debe llamar a la oficina al (925) 755-7311 para que la oficina pueda recoger al estudiante antes de entrar a la oficina para firmar la salida de su estudiante. Todos los visitantes que ingresen al campus deben usar una máscara.

Seguridad en el estacionamiento: ¡Mantengamos SEGUROS a TODOS nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias!
¡Todos deben usar los cruces peatonales!
Escuche las instrucciones del personal: están tratando de mantener a todos a salvo y de que la entrega / recogida funcione sin problemas.
No les diga a sus estudiantes que atraviesen el estacionamiento para alcanzarlo – los autos que están retrocediendo pueden no ver a su estudiante. Los estudiantes deben ser recogidos usando el carril de carpool, o usando el cruce de peatones, pueden caminar hasta sus autos que están estacionados en la calle / frente al parque.
Cuando sea su turno de ingresar al carril de carpool, pul