Antioch Charter Academy II
May 17, 2022
Thank you to the parents who volunteered to
provide extra security and supervision for our
students during the busy fair week.
Due tomorrow at 12 noon for pizza on Friday. See attached form if yours didn’t make it home.
BY ANSWERING THIS PARENT SURVEY
Our school depends on YOUR voice to help us determine what we are doing well and areas for growth. So far, only 17 families have answered. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Thank you!
Showcase of the Arts!
Date: Tuesday, May 31
Location: ACAII Campus, class-specific locations TBD
Dinner: Straw Hat Pizza will be here on campus
This will be an open-house-style night of enrichment activities and presentations, hosted by the Fantastic Friday teachers and the students. Students will lead their families through a mini version of their Friday rotation schedule where there will be different activities to show off all they’ve accomplished this year. Rotation times and locations TBD!
Dress Code reminder
As the weather warms up, please make sure that all clothing is “School Appropriate”. Please no bare midriff shirts, see through clothing, strapless sandals, short shorts (shorts should come to mid thigh), spaghetti strap tops, or sagging pants and/or exposed underwear. Students who come to school with clothing that is not appropriate for school will be asked to call home for a change of clothes or will have to choose appropriate clothing from the extra clothing bin. If you are unsure of the dress code regulations, please consult the family handbook.
If a student does not feel well, do not send them to school! Any student who comes to school sick or becomes sick at school will immediately be sent home.
If you have a household member with a positive COVID case please keep your student home too. Call the office and we will help you figure out a return date. See email from 1/14/22 for COVID procedure updates.
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 In’s welcome 7am-7pm – Results 3-4 days
Is your student vaccinated?
If so, please email a picture or send in a paper copy to aca2office@
ABSENCES and TARDIES
Did you know that your students’ teacher isn’t the one who takes attendance?
When emailing about absences please see the email addresses below.
Daily Attendance is expected: If your student will be absent, or tardy, please call the office at 925-755-1252, or email your student’s classroom level and office, before 8:00am.
Attendance Email Address- To report an absence email the office and the level.
Medications on Campus
If your child needs to have any medications with them on campus please check with the office for the form. It needs to be filled out by a doctor and the medicine needs to be in the original container. Contact the office if you have any questions.
Students will be able to order lunch each day with their teacher. If they are going to be tardy please call the office to place their lunch order by 8:30am.
Students will have the option to be on the permanent lunch order and/or permanent/weekly Grab and Go bags. If your child is on the permanent lunch list and not at school by 8:30am we will not order lunch for them unless you call to tell us your student is tardy and needs lunch. If you want to change your order during the year please let the office know by Friday at 9am for the following week’s order.
Minimum day lunches: Students may order lunch on minimum days but it will be a “Grab and Go” lunch to eat at home. Students may order with their teacher for lunches on minimum days.
Meals are free for all students who order. However, to ensure your family and student’s school receive the maximum benefits possible, it’s still important to complete a School Funding Form for the 21/22 school year. New students and families with income changes may qualify for P-EBT cards, discounts on utilities, and more by completing the form! Visit School Lunch App to apply today.
Our final meeting of the year will be on May 26 at 3:30pm. You may join via Zoom or come in person to Mr Hagan’s room (#5).
To join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 871 1088 9279
FLOCKING IS BACK!!
We have a FUN way to bring in money to the school this year. We call it FLOCKING. Have you ever seen a flock of birds land in one spot and then stay there for a minute? We’re going to do that to someone’s lawn with a flock of flamingos (or other holiday themed items-like a “flock” of Shamrocks for St Patty’s Day, or Flowers for Spring)
Flocking is typically done between 8:15 to 9:30am and picked up 24 hours later. 2 flocking per day can be done (one flamingo and one monthly item). First come first serve.
Flocking is $25 and you can add a sign for an additional $5.
Please send me the attached flier so that we can officially put you on the calendar!
Contact Jes Seaman with any questions or to book! acaiifnb.fundraising@gmailcom
Submitting Volunteer Hours
Please log your volunteer hours on Gradelink. (We are not using Track It Forward anymore). Click the Service Hours tab to add your hours.
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 925-755-1252 to confirm. These meetings are currently on Zoom, and open to the public – all are welcomed! Next meeting:
Topic: Charter Council Meeting
Time: 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 957 5729 8294
FANTASTIC FRIDAY DONATIONS
The Fantastic Friday Enrichment program condensed version.
I would like to send a friendly reminder of the importance of our Friday Enrichment program. Your donation of $100.00 per child helps to provide students with all of the Friday activities. This year you are able to donate any amount online, by cash or check. If donating by cash or check please fill out the attached form and send it in with the donation. To donate online go to Fantastic Friday Online Donation
Need Assistance – it is OK to ask!
Antioch Charter Academy II: call the school office (925-755-1252) 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.
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 County Office of Education (Supplies available upon request for students in unstable housing):Headphones for distance learning, Hygiene kits, School supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, construction paper, pencils, lined paper), Reusable cloth mask (plain white, or Crayola colors for elementary)
Contra Costa Crisis Center (call 211): https://cccc.
– We wanted parents to receive more info on Online/Phone App safety, so we are providing these:
1. Information about talking to your kids on Internet/Phone App safety: https://internetsafety101.
2. Posters we can use for Internet/Phone App safety: https://www.postertemplate.
– Parents wanted more info on mental health:
In the event that this is an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
Contra Costa Health Services:
Mental Health Wellness & Education on how to address “Disappointment,” reduce “Stress” and maintain a “Positive Attitude”
888-678-7277 [available 24/7]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Coping with Stress During a Pandemic
Contra Costa Crisis Center: Services and Resources for Teens
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
Fact Sheet on COVID-19 along with Age Appropriate Coping Strategies
The Child Mind Institute:
How to speak to kids about the Coronavirus
The National Association of School Psychologists & the National Association of School Nurses:
Talking to Children About COVID-19
(English and en español)
The Trevor Project:
LGTBQ Youth Support During COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Stress and Coping [multiple languages]
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI):
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Upcoming Calendar Events
May 20 Pizza Fundraiser
May 26 Instrumental Music Concert – John Muir 7pm
May 27 Minimum Day – All Students 8:15-12 noon
May 30 Memorial Day – No School
May 31 Showcase 6pm-8pm- Straw Hat Pizza
June 7 8th Grade Graduation
June 10 Last Day of School/Field Day – Minimum Day – All Students 8:15-12 noon
Google Calendar- ACAII Google Calendar
IMPORTANT EMAIL ADDRESS……………………………
2021 / 2022 Faculty
Ms. Peacock- tpeacock@
Mrs. Hawley- lhawley@antiochcharteracademy.
Miss Berkich- jberkich@
Mr. Theodore- dtheodore@
Mrs. Fuentes- afuentes1@
Miss Dubitsky- mdubitsky@
Miss Albertoni- malbertoni@
Mrs. Gonzalez- lgonzalez@
Mr. Hagan- mhagan@antiochcharteracademy.
Mrs. McCutcheon- emccutcheon@
Mrs. Willard- vwillard@
Mrs. Vela- svela@antiochcharteracademy.
2021-2022 Family Network Board
Chairperson: Tracy TimTim firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chairperson: Jessica Barney email@example.com
Secretary: Rebecca Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Andrea Clark email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Mimi Kessler firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Coordinator: Jess Seaman email@example.com
Co-Fundraising Coordinator: OPEN firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Coordinator: Michelle Dotts email@example.com
Co-Social Coordinator: Sonia Larsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook- ACAII Facebook Page
Memory Book- email@example.com
Our Web Page- www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org
Whole School Remind- Text @aca2news to 408-706-7794
Google Calendar- ACAII Google Calendar
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
To provide a learning environment where students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility