Antioch Charter Academy

March 14-18  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 27, March 14,2022

Hello ACA Families!!!

I hope everyone is adjusting to the beginning of daylight saving time.  At ACA parents and families are an important part of the school community.

ACA is truly a community because of the amazing parent and family support.

We value your feedback, and ask all of our parents and family members to take a moment and fill out this survey.  ACA Family Engagement Survey 2021-2022

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks so much,

Ms. McLean

Hola Familias ACA!!!

Espero que todos se estén adaptando al comienzo del horario de verano.

En ACA los padres y las familias son una parte importante de la comunidad escolar.

ACA es verdaderamente una comunidad debido al incréible apoyo de los padres

y la familia.

Valoramos sus comentarios y les pedimos a todo nuestros padres y familiares que se

tomen un momento y completen esta encuesta. Encuesta de participación familiar de ACA 2021-2022

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta, no dude en comunicarse conmigo.

Muchas gracias,

Ms. McLean


Masks Update: Beginning today, ACA is lifting the requirement for students, staff, and visitors to wear masks outdoors while on campus. Everyone may still choose to wear a mask outdoors if they feel more comfortable with it on. While on campus, masks must continue to be worn indoors for all students, staff, and visitors. This policy will be revisited in April. Thank you for your support as we continue to try to do what is best for all our stakeholders.

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!

Yearbooks are for sale online. Attached is a flyer. This year–students can create two of their own pages–they will need to purchase and complete their two pages before the deadline in April.   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.

Book Fair: The book fair is coming back! We will have our in-person book fair April 29 – May 6! This is such a fun event, which requires lots of volunteer participation. Please check Track It Forward to sign up to help. Volunteering at the book fair is so much fun! Email with any questions.

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 indoors 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. Wearing masks outdoors on campus is now optional.

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 14-18  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

  • March 14       Beginning of 3rd Trimester

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

  • March 17       MS to Family Harvest Farm (certain students)

  • March 21       3rd Trimester Electives begin for 4-8th grade

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

  • March 31       FN Coin Wars Ends!

  • April 1           MS Career Day – guest speakers

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

  • April 6           ACA Celebration Day

  • April 15         Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • April 18-22    Spring Break – no school

  • April 29-May 6   Scholastic Book Fair


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

Google Translate
Academia autónoma de Antioquía

14-18 de marzo Días Mínimos – salida a las 12pm

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 26, número 27, 14 de marzo de 2022

Hola Familias ACA!!!

Espero que todos se estén adaptando al comienzo del horario de verano. En ACA los padres y las familias son una parte importante de la comunidad escolar.

ACA es verdaderamente una comunidad debido al increíble apoyo de los padres y la familia.
Valoramos sus comentarios y les pedimos a todos nuestros padres y familiares que se tomen un momento y completen esta encuesta. Encuesta de participación familiar de ACA 2021-2022

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta, no dude en comunicarse conmigo.
Muchas gracias,
Sra. McLean


Actualización de máscaras: a partir de hoy, ACA eliminará el requisito de que los estudiantes, el personal y los visitantes usen máscaras al aire libre mientras están en el campus. Todos pueden elegir usar una máscara al aire libre si se sienten más cómodos con ella. Mientras esté en el campus, todos los estudiantes, el personal y los visitantes deben seguir usando máscaras en el interior. Esta política será revisada en abril. Gracias por su apoyo mientras continuamos tratando de hacer lo mejor para todas nuestras partes interesadas.

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!

Los anuarios están a la venta en línea. Se adjunta un volante. Este año, los estudiantes pueden crear dos de sus propias páginas, deberán comprar y completar sus dos páginas antes de la fecha límite en abril. 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.

Feria del Libro: ¡Vuelve la feria del libro! ¡Tendremos nuestra feria del libro en persona del 29 de abril al 6 de mayo! Este es un evento tan divertido que requiere mucha participación de voluntarios. Consulte Track It Forward para registrarse y recibir ayuda. ¡Ser voluntario en la feria del libro es muy divertido! Envíe un correo electrónico a si tiene alguna pregunta.

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 interior del campus. Las máscaras son