Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 26, March 7,2022

Hello ACA Families,

Happy Women’s History Month! March is a month dedicated to reflecting on the often overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, and so many more contributors dating back to the founding of the United States.

To empower our community, our 8th Grade Women have been invited to a Day of Empowerment, hosted by Antioch Rotary and AUSD. During this program, students will hear Keynote speaker, former WNBA player and Hall of Famer – Ruthie Bolton and a panel of community leaders that have contributed in shattering the various glass ceilings women face.

There are many ways you can join in and celebrate the month. Check out this article – Celebrate Women’s History Month – and find a way to get involved!

Best Wishes,

Andi Stahler


First Fridays: First Fridays take place every 1st Friday of the month during the school year, at Skipolini’s in Antioch at 4pm. Come Friday, April 1 and have dinner with your family while making new friends from our ACA community!

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!

ACA Dining for Dollars: Eat at Mod Pizza on Century Boulevard in Pittsburg all day on March 16th to support our school. ACA will receive 20% of all sales from this event. Just order online or through the app using the digital code; or order in person with the attached flyer. It’s a delicious way to support our school!

Coin Wars FUNdraiser: Beginning March 1st and running through March 31st, the students will be challenged to bring in the most points for their levels to win the war! See attached flyer 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



*If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID, please Do Not Send Your Child To School. Call or email the office for your next steps. Thank you!

Need a COVID test?

  • Staff and students may go to:

  • Pre-register at AUSD Pre-Registration Link

  • Antioch High School: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3-7pm – Results in 15 minutes

  • Deer Valley High School: Tuesday & Thursday 3-7pm – Results in 15 minutes

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

Mask & Temperature Reminders: 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.

We will continue to symptom screencheck and temperature check each student upon arrival. 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.

Early Departure:  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.

School Lunch Order Form –

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.

Remind: 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 – you decide!  If you have not signed up yet, please contact your student’s classroom for the code!

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:


  • March 11       End of 2nd Trimester

  • March 14-18  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

  • March 14       Beginning of 3rd Trimester

  • March 16       Dining for $$ – FN FUNdraiser at Mod Pizza

  • March 21 -23 MS Internships – middle school students go to their jobs (Experiential Learning)

  • March 31       FN Coin Wars Ends!

  • April 1           First Fridays – 4pm at Skipolini’s in Antioch. All ACA Families are welcomed!

  • April 15         Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • April 18-22    Spring Break – no school


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 26, 7 de marzo de 2022

Hola familias de ACA,

¡Feliz Mes de la Historia de la Mujer! Marzo es un mes dedicado a reflexionar sobre las contribuciones de las mujeres a la historia de los Estados Unidos que a menudo se pasan por alto. Desde Abigail Adams hasta Susan B. Anthony, desde Sojourner Truth hasta Rosa Parks, y muchos más colaboradores que se remontan a la fundación de los Estados Unidos.

Para empoderar a nuestra comunidad, nuestras mujeres de octavo grado han sido invitadas a un Día de Empoderamiento, organizado por Antioch Rotary y AUSD. Durante este programa, los estudiantes escucharán a la oradora principal, la ex jugadora de la WNBA y miembro del Salón de la Fama, Ruthie Bolton, y un panel de líderes comunitarios que han contribuido a romper los diversos techos de cristal que enfrentan las mujeres.

Hay muchas maneras de unirse y celebrar el mes. Consulte este artículo, Celebre el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, ¡y encuentre una manera de participar!

Los mejores deseos,

Andi Stahler


Anuario: ¡Necesitamos sus fotos! Si toma fotografías de 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 recaudar fondos y eventos sociales para el enriquecimiento de nuestros niños. El dinero que recaudamos vuelve a nuestra escuela para viajes de estudio, actividades familiares, asambleas y útiles escolares. Si tiene un hijo/nieto/sobrina/sobrino/etc. en ACA, ¡entonces únase a nosotros y ayude a marcar la diferencia!

ACA Dining for Dollars: coma en Mod Pizza en Century Boulevard en Pittsburg todo el día el 16 de marzo para apoyar a nuestra escuela. ACA recibirá el 20% de todas las ventas de este evento. Simplemente ordene en línea o a través de la aplicación usando el código digital; o pedir en persona con el volante adjunto. ¡Es una forma deliciosa de apoyar a nuestra escuela!

Recaudación de fondos de Coin Wars: a partir del 1 de marzo y hasta el 31 de marzo, los estudiantes serán desafiados a traer la mayor cantidad de puntos para sus niveles para ganar la guerra. Ver folleto adjunto para más detalles.

Primeros viernes: los primeros viernes se llevan a cabo cada primer viernes del mes durante el año escolar, en Skipolini’s en Antioch a las 4 p.m. ¡Ven el viernes 1 de abril y cena con tu familia mientras haces nuevos amigos de nuestra comunidad ACA!

Las reuniones de Family Network son generalmente el segundo jueves de cada mes. La junta da la bienvenida y alienta a todas las familias de ACA a asistir a las reuniones. Consulte el calendario a continuación para averiguar 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 donarán a ACA. Estamos registrados como The Learner Centered School, Inc.

Oportunidades de voluntariado de 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.

Ayudar a preparar, hacer palomitas de maíz, vender dulces/palomitas de maíz y limpiar



*Si alguien en su hogar ha dado positivo por COVID, no envíe a su hijo a la escuela. Llame o envíe un correo electrónico a la oficina para sus próximos pasos. ¡Gracias!

¿Necesita una prueba de COVID?

El personal y los estudiantes pueden ir a:

Pre-registro en AUSD Enlace de pre-registro

Escuela Secundaria Antioch: Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes 3-7pm – Resultados en 15 minutos

Escuela Secundaria Deer Valley: Martes y Jueves 3-7pm – Resultados en 15 minutos

Parque acuático Antioch: se aceptan visitas sin cita previa de 7 a. m. a 7 p. m. – Resultados en 3 o 4 días

Recordatorios de máscara y temperatura: 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.

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

Salida anticipada: si su estudiante necesita salir temprano, la persona que lo recogerá 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 a TODOS nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias SEGUROS!

¡Todos deben usar los cruces peatonales!

Escuche las instrucciones del personal: están tratando de mantener a todos a salvo y de que la entrega y la recogida funcionen sin problemas.

No les diga a sus estudiantes que atraviesen el estacionamiento para llegar a usted; es posible que los autos que retroceden no vean a su estudiante. Los estudiantes deben ser recogidos usando el carril de viaje compartido, 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 vehículos compartidos, avance completamente para que hasta 6 vehículos puedan cargar/