Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 26, Issue 34, May 9,2022

Hi Amazing Families,

In preparation for our next LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan), we would like your input to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to improve student outcomes at ACA.

What do you feel can be continued/added/modified to existing programs that would improve student growth/achievement?

Please take a moment to reflect and complete the attached survey.

Thank you so much,

Mr. Fuller

Survey Link:

Family Survey


First Fridays: First Fridays take place every 1st Friday of the month during the school year, at Skipolini’s in Antioch at 4pm. Our last one for the year will be on June 3rd.  Come and have dinner with your family while making new friends from our ACA community!

School Spirit Day: Show your school spirit by wearing clothes from your favorite decade on May 10th…Far Out!

Concert on the Not so Green Green: On May 25th at 6pm (instrumental/choir students need to arrive at 5pm), mark your calendars for this annual celebration of our Music Program! Details to come!!

STEAM Summer Camps: Please join us this summer for our summer program! We will be hosting 5 free sessions this year. This is a free summer camp for our currently enrolled students. Our goal is to get students inspired to learn through fun, hands-on activities!

Camp will be 5 different week-long sessions, with Half Day and Full Day options available. Half Days are from 8am-12pm and Full Days are from 8am-4pm. The Camp’s main programming will take place from 8a-12p and from 12 – 4pm, the camp will be focused on recreation participation, not competition, with an emphasis on learning, fun, teamwork, being involved, and having new experiences.

  • Session 1 Around the World Week = 6/20-6/24

  • Session 2 Mad Scientist Week = 6/27-7/1

  • Session 3 Survivor Week = 7/11-7/15

  • Session 4 Time Travel Week = 7/18-7/22

  • Session 5 Sports Week = 7/25-7/29 (Date Subject to Change)

Only a few spaces left, so please indicate the week(s) you are interested in, and either half or full day options. We will send out a confirmation to you, letting you know if you got in! Be sure to complete the registration paperwork that will be emailed to you prior to your sessions. Sign Up here –

Yearbooks are for sale online. Go to Passcode for our school is 101506720561403 to purchase

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment: State testing and in house benchmark assessments are taking place now through early 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. Most testing takes place in the mornings.


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


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 –

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:


  • May 10        ACA School Spirit Day – Favorite Decade

  • May 12        FN Meeting – Everyone Welcomed – 3:30

  • May 19        MS at Family Harvest Farm (certain students)

  • May 25        Concert on the Not so Green Green – 6pm

  • May 27        Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • May 30        Memorial Day – no school

  • June 1         Showcase of the Arts

  • June 3         8th grade trip to Santa Cruz

  • June 3         ACA First Friday @ Skipolini’s 4~6pm

  • June 8         8th Grade Graduation @ Antioch Community Center

  • June 9         FN Meeting – Everyone Welcomed – 3:30

  • June 10       Last Day of School/Field Day & Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • June 20       ACA STEAM Camps Begin (contact office for details)

2022-23 ACA Holidays and Breaks (does not include minimum days)

Aug 17 First Day of School

Sep 5 Labor Day

Oct 3 – Oct 7 October Break

Nov 1 Teacher Work Day

Nov 11 Veterans’ Day

Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 22-Jan 6 Winter Break

Jan 16 Martin Luther King

Feb 20-24 President’s Day & February Break

Feb 27 Teacher Work Day

Apr 10-14 Spring Break

May 29 Memorial Day

June 9 Last Day of 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 34, 9 de mayo de 2022

Hola familias increíbles,

En preparación para nuestro próximo LCAP (Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local), nos gustaría su opinión para establecer metas, planificar acciones y aprovechar los recursos para mejorar los resultados de los estudiantes en ACA.

¿Qué cree que se puede continuar/agregar/modificar a los programas existentes que mejorarían el crecimiento/rendimiento de los estudiantes?

Tómese un momento para reflexionar y completar la encuesta adjunta.

Muchas gracias,
Sr. Fuller

Enlace de la encuesta:
Encuesta Familiar


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. El último del año será el 3 de junio. ¡Ven a cenar con tu familia mientras haces nuevos amigos de nuestra comunidad ACA!

Día del Espíritu Escolar: Muestre su espíritu escolar vistiendo ropa de su década favorita el 10 de mayo… ¡Far Out!

Concierto en el Not so Green Green: El 25 de mayo a las 6:00 p. m. (los estudiantes de coro/instrumental deben llegar a las 5:00 p. m.), ¡marque sus calendarios para esta celebración anual de nuestro programa de música! Detalles por venir!!

Campamentos de verano STEAM: ¡Únase a nosotros este verano para nuestro programa de verano! Tendremos 5 sesiones gratuitas este año. Este es un campamento de verano gratuito para nuestros estudiantes actualmente inscritos. ¡Nuestro objetivo es inspirar a los estudiantes para que aprendan a través de actividades prácticas y divertidas!

El campamento constará de 5 sesiones diferentes de una semana de duración, con opciones de medio día y día completo disponibles. Los medios días son de 8 am a 12 pm y los días completos son de 8 am a 4 pm. La programación principal del campamento tendrá lugar de 8 am a 12 pm y de 12 pm a 4 pm, el campamento se centrará en la participación recreativa, no en la competencia, con énfasis en el aprendizaje, la diversión, el trabajo en equipo, la participación y las nuevas experiencias.

Sesión 1 Semana de La Vuelta al Mundo = 6/20-6/24
Sesión 2 Semana del científico loco = 6/27-7/1
Sesión 3 Semana del sobreviviente = 7/11-7/15
Sesión 4 Semana del viaje en el tiempo = 7/18-7/22
Sesión 5 Semana Deportiva = 7/25-7/29 (fecha sujeta a cambios)

Solo quedan unos pocos espacios, así que indique la(s) semana(s) que le interesan y las opciones de medio día o día completo. ¡Le enviaremos una confirmación para informarle si ingresó! Asegúrese de completar el papeleo de registro que se le enviará por correo electrónico antes de sus sesiones. Regístrate aquí –

Los anuarios están a la venta en línea. Vaya a El código de acceso de nuestra escuela es 101506720561403 para comprar

Evaluación sumativa Smarter Balanced: Las pruebas estatales y las evaluaciones comparativas internas se llevarán a cabo desde ahora hasta principios de 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. La mayoría de las pruebas se realizan por las mañanas.


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!

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