Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 15, December 6, 2021

Happy December ACA Families!

Over the next few weeks elementary and primary students are preparing to perform their annual school play! Primary and 1st graders will perform together in a play about winter celebrations full of forest animals who are excited to learn and teach about how humans celebrate several different holidays during winter time. Second and third grade students will perform a play about some grammarosauri (grammar dinosaurs) being discovered by humans. These grammarosauri are super excited to impart their knowledge and love of all things grammar related!

Students are very excited to get the chance this year to sing, recite, and dance for families on December 20th. Mark your calendar now and we look forward to entertaining and educating you about winter celebrations and grammar!

Sarah Beaver


School Lunch Order Form –

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

Carpool Update: Many students are congregating at the front ramp of the parking lot area, where supervision is not provided. There will be NO crossing the street to get into a car and only Middle Schoolers will be able to wait at that ramp for their ride. If a student can see their car in the parking lot or across the street, students can walk to their car. We have opened up more parking in the parking lot for parents/caregivers to park and wait for their students.


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!

Wreaths are in the Multi-use Room.  Pick them up today!

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

Flurry of Family Fun Night: Save the date for Dec 16th from 6-7:30pm for this free  family fun event! This event is for all ACA families, including alumnus!!  To ensure enough supplies are purchased please RSVP by December 14th to with # of attendees.  See attached document for details.

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.

Girl Scout Troop: on campus 3:30pm on Mondays in the Multi Use Room.

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:


  • 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, Número 15, 6 de diciembre de 2021

¡Feliz diciembre familias de ACA!

¡Durante las próximas semanas, los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria se están preparando para realizar su obra de teatro anual! Los estudiantes de primaria y primer grado actuarán juntos en una obra de teatro sobre las celebraciones de invierno llenas de animales del bosque que están emocionados de aprender y enseñar sobre cómo los humanos celebran varias fiestas diferentes durante el invierno. Los estudiantes de segundo y tercer grado representarán una obra de teatro sobre algunos grammarosauri (dinosaurios gramaticales) descubiertos por humanos. ¡Estos grammarosauri están muy emocionados de impartir su conocimiento y amor por todo lo relacionado con la gramática!

Los estudiantes están muy emocionados de tener la oportunidad este año de cantar, recitar y bailar para las familias el 20 de diciembre. ¡Marque su calendario ahora y esperamos entretenerlo y educarlo sobre las celebraciones de invierno y la gramática!

Sarah Beaver


Formulario de pedido de almuerzo escolar:

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

Actualización de Carpool: Muchos estudiantes se están congregando en la rampa delantera del área del estacionamiento, donde no se proporciona supervisión. NO habrá cruces de la calle para entrar en un automóvil y solo los estudiantes de secundaria podrán esperar en esa rampa para su transporte. Si un estudiante puede ver su automóvil en el estacionamiento o al otro lado de la calle, los estudiantes pueden caminar hasta su automóvil. Hemos abierto más estacionamiento en el estacionamiento para que los padres / cuidadores se estacionen y esperen a sus estudiantes.


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 coronas están en la sala de usos múltiples. ¡Recógelos hoy!

Dining for Dollars FUNdraiser el 8 de diciembre en Chipotle! Ver folleto adjunto para más detalles.

Flurry of Family Fun Night: ¡Reserve la fecha para el 16 de diciembre de 6 a 7:30 pm para este evento gratuito de diversión familiar! ¡Este evento es para todas las familias de ACA, incluidos los exalumnos! Para asegurarse de que se compren suficientes suministros, confirme su asistencia antes del 14 de diciembre a con el número de asistentes. Consulte el documento adjunto para obtener más detalles.

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 conocer 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 p. M. A 3:30 p. M.
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 Deer Valley: martes y jueves de 4 a 7 p. M. – Resultados en 15 minutos
Antioch Water Park: Walk Ins welcome 7 am-7pm – Resultados 3-4 días

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.