Antioch Charter Academy
Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 32, April 251,2022
Welcome back ACA families from our April break! There are about 8 more weeks of school left! In that time it is really important that your student(s) is making it to school as each day counts. There are lots of activities and skills we still are working on in class and we want our students to be ready and feeling prepared for whatever is in store for them. Here’s a cheer to making it this far in the school year! Whoop whoop!
2022-23 School Year Student Intent to Return Forms are due by May 2nd. Go to the following link to confirm your students’ place for next year! https://docs.google.com/forms/
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, May 6th 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 www.treering.com/validate Passcode for our school is 101506720561403
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment: Our school plan is to test 3rd-8th grade students beginning in April through June. Students will test in grade level groups, and/or individually depending on their individual educational plans. It will be extremely important for students to arrive on time and well rested during these testing months. Please contact your student’s classroom to find out dates for their level.
FAMILY NETWORK (FN) HAPPENINGS
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/
Dining for Dollars FUNdraiser: Panera Bread Dining for Dollars FUNdraiser on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 4-8 pm
5897 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
Order in store, drive thru, or pick up
Use code PRFUND or show the flyer (attached) to help earn money for our school!
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 acafamilynetwork@
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 → paypal.me/ACAfamilynetwork
AmazonSmiles: Shop at Amazon? Shop at Amazon’s fundraising site, smile.amazon.com 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
REMINDERS & FYIs
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.
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 – https://forms.gle/
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): https://cccc.
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 https://shelterinc.org/
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
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
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
April 26 8th Grade Girls’ Empowerment Event at AHS (morning)
April 29-May 6 Scholastic Book Fair
April 29 MS at Family Harvest Farm (certain students)
April 29 FN Dining for Dollars at Panera Bread
May 4 Young Author’s Celebration Night ~ 6:30pm
May 6 ACA First Friday @ Skipolini’s 4~6pm
May 12 FN Meeting – Everyone Welcomed – 3:30
May 19 MS at Family Harvest Farm (certain students)
May 27 Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm
May 30 Memorial Day – no school
School Phone – 925-755-7311
School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509
School Website – www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org
School Lunch Order Form – https://forms.gle/
ACA Office – ACAOffice@
ACA Family Network – ACAFamilyNetwork@
ACA Elementary – ACAElementary@
ACA Intermediate – ACAIntermediate@
ACA Primary – ACAPrimary@
ACA Middle School – ACAMiddleSchool@
ACA I & II Special Education – SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
ACA Newsletter – ACANewsletter@
ACA Memories – ACAMemories@
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 ACAFamilyNetwork@
We need help to make this year amazing for OUR KIDS, the school families, teachers and staff
Members at Large: Everyone!
Private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
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
Los formularios de intención de devolución del estudiante del año escolar 2022-23 deben presentarse antes del 2 de mayo. ¡Ve al siguiente enlace para confirmar la plaza de tus alumnos para el próximo año! https://docs.google.com/forms/
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 6 de mayo 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 www.treering.com/validate El código de acceso de nuestra escuela es 101506720561403
Evaluación sumativa Smarter Balanced: Nuestro plan escolar es evaluar a los estudiantes de 3.º a 8.º grado a partir de abril hasta junio. Los estudiantes evaluarán en grupos de nivel de grado y/o individualmente dependiendo de sus planes educativos individuales. Será extremadamente importante que los estudiantes lleguen a tiempo y bien descansados durante estos meses de prueba. Comuníquese con el salón de clases de su estudiante para averiguar las fechas para su nivel.
ACONTECIMIENTOS DE LA RED FAMILIAR (FN) 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/
Recaudación de fondos Dining for Dollars: Recaudación de fondos Dining for Dollars de Panera Bread el viernes 29 de abril de 2022 de 4 a 8 p. para nuestra escuela!
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 acafamilynetwork@
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 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. El uso de máscaras al aire libre en el campus ahora es opcional.