Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 18, January 10,2022

Dear ACA Families,

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope that you were able to enjoy some much-deserved rest and quality family time during the winter break. We also hope that with the wide variety of ways to spend your holiday, you were able to safely visit with friends and families while remaining healthy and protected from all manner of illness and injuryJ

As we enter this season of resolutions, I hope we can return to school with a united effort to maintain health and connection to one another. Our school has such a unique opportunity for strong community and support – for all involved. My wish this year is that we return to school with this in mind and to practice daily gratefulness and thankfulness as lucky members of the ACA community.

Here’s to more opportunities to connect in 2022!


Kris Cordova


Remind: You may have received an email from a program called Remind – please sign up!  This is another way for the school to quickly inform you on what is happening on campus. Never miss another minimum day schedule, or a whole school event.  You can receive messages through email or through texting!  If you did not receive an invite, please email us and we will send you the code!

Who is ACA: It is important for ACA to tell our story, to define and celebrate who we are in our community. Defining our brand is a part of our story. Staff, families, and students are uncovering ACA and reflecting on the ACA brand in the process. We need your help!!  If you haven’t done so already, please go to this link and give us your input!  If you have done so…THANK YOU!

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


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 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:


  • Jan 10           Welcome Back!

  • Jan 13           FN Meeting (all welcome) – 3:30pm

  • Jan 13           Charter Council (all welcome) – 4pm

  • Jan 17           No School – MLK Day

  • Jan 24-28      Celebrate School Choice Week

  • Jan 27           Make-up Picture Day


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 18, 10 de enero de 222

Estimadas familias de ACA,

¡Feliz año nuevo y bienvenido de nuevo! Esperamos que haya podido disfrutar de un merecido descanso y de un tiempo familiar de calidad durante las vacaciones de invierno. También esperamos que con la amplia variedad de formas de pasar sus vacaciones, haya podido visitar de manera segura a sus amigos y familiares mientras se mantiene saludable y protegido de todo tipo de enfermedades y lesiones.

Al entrar en esta temporada de resoluciones, espero que podamos regresar a la escuela con un esfuerzo unido para mantener la salud y la conexión entre nosotros. Nuestra escuela tiene una oportunidad única de tener una comunidad y un apoyo sólidos, para todos los involucrados. Mi deseo este año es que regresemos a la escuela con esto en mente y que practiquemos el agradecimiento y el agradecimiento a diario como miembros afortunados de la comunidad de ACA.

¡Aquí tenemos más oportunidades para conectarse en 2022!

Kris Córdova


Recuerde: es posible que haya recibido un correo electrónico de un programa llamado Remind – ¡regístrese! Esta es otra forma de que la escuela le informe rápidamente sobre lo que está sucediendo en el campus. Nunca se pierda otro horario de día mínimo o un evento escolar completo. ¡Puede recibir mensajes por correo electrónico o mensajes de texto! Si no recibió una invitación, envíenos un correo electrónico y le enviaremos el código.

Quién es ACA: Es importante que ACA cuente nuestra historia, defina y celebre quiénes somos en nuestra comunidad. Definir nuestra marca es parte de nuestra historia. El personal, las familias y los estudiantes están descubriendo ACA y reflexionando sobre la marca ACA en el proceso. ¡¡Necesitamos tu ayuda!! Si aún no lo ha hecho, vaya a este enlace y envíenos su opinión. Si lo ha hecho … ¡GRACIAS!

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


La Red Familiar de ACA está formada por adultos de 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 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 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.

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 ingresan 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 para viajes compartidos, avance completamente para que hasta 6 vehículos puedan cargar / descargar sus cargas a la vez.
No avance en el carril de transporte compartido hasta que todos los niños hayan entrado