Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 2, August 22,2022

Dear ACA Families,

Happy first full week of school! Remember we are back to full days getting out at 3pm! Breakfast, Lunch and Supper have also started this week. Remember to get your order form in by Friday if you want food the upcoming week!

This week we also have Back School Night! This is a great opportunity to leave what is going on in your child’s class!

I hope everyone has a great first full week of school!


Mrs. Klotz (elementary)


Back to School Nights are this Week!  Check with your classroom teacher(s) for details.

July Packets are DUE NOW!  If you haven’t turned in the pages that need your signature, please send them in now.  If you need a paper copy, please come to the office. Thank you.

Wonderful Wednesday Enrichment Program begins this Wednesday.  Students need to wear their Wednesday shirts, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle every Wednesday!

FREE Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper: We are excited to offer FREE Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper to all of our currently enrolled students this year! These meals will start this week, Monday, August 22nd.

  • Breakfast will be served in the Multi Use Room starting at 7:45am until 8:05am (student class time begins at 8:15)

  • Lunch will be served during the student’s regular lunch time.

  • Supper will be served to those participating in Cougar Cub Club or Cougar CREW, starting at 4:15pm.

You MUST order these items in advance in order to receive them or else we may not have a meal available for your student. Breakfast and Supper will be the same for all students, while lunch has a menu that you can choose one entree from. Orders can be made online at:

(This link will always be available in the weekly NETWORKings email in REMINDERS)

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


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 Tuesday 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.

Family Movie Night: Mark your calendars for October 21st – Family Movie Night! Details will come out when we get closer to the event.

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


Late Arrivals/Early Departure:  Please make sure to check into the office if your student arrives late. 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!

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- each grouping has their own code!


  • Aug 24        Wednesday Enrichment Program begins

  • Aug 23-25   Back to School Nights

  • Aug 29        Electives begin (4-8th grade)

  • Sept 5         No School – Labor Day

  • Sept 2         First Fridays (Family Event) – 4pm

  • Sept 8         Hearing Testing (certain grades)

  • Sept 12       Picture Day – all grades

  • Sept 13       FN Meeting (all welcome) – 3pm

  • Sept 13       Charter Council Meeting  (all welcome) – 4pm

  • Sept 21-23  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm


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: Corey Cruz

Secretary: Brooke Farrington

Treasurer: Sarah Glenn

School Volunteer Coordinator: Salena Killion

Social Chair: Yessika Berrios

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:


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]

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:


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 27, número 2, 22 de agosto de 2022

Estimadas familias de ACA,

¡Feliz primera semana completa de clases! Recuerda que volvemos a los días completos saliendo a las 3pm! Desayuno, Almuerzo y Cena también han comenzado esta semana. ¡Recuerde obtener su formulario de pedido antes del viernes si quiere comida la próxima semana!

¡Esta semana también tenemos Noche de Regreso a la Escuela! ¡Esta es una gran oportunidad para dejar lo que está pasando en la clase de su hijo!

¡Espero que todos tengan una excelente primera semana completa de clases!

Sra. Klotz (primaria)


¡Las noches de regreso a la escuela son esta semana! Consulte con su(s) maestro(s) de clase para obtener más detalles.

¡Los paquetes de julio vencen AHORA! Si no ha entregado las páginas que necesitan su firma, envíelas ahora. Si necesita una copia en papel, por favor venga a la oficina. Gracias.

El Programa de Enriquecimiento de los Miércoles Maravilloso comienza este miércoles. ¡Los estudiantes deben usar sus camisetas de los miércoles, zapatos tenis y traer una botella de agua todos los miércoles!

Desayuno, almuerzo y cena GRATIS: ¡Nos complace ofrecer desayuno, almuerzo y cena GRATIS a todos nuestros estudiantes actualmente inscritos este año! Estas comidas comenzarán esta semana, lunes 22 de agosto.
El desayuno se servirá en el Salón de Usos Múltiples a partir de las 7:45 a. m. hasta las 8:05 a. m. (el horario de clase de los estudiantes comienza a las 8:15 a. m.)
El almuerzo se servirá durante el horario regular de almuerzo del estudiante.
La cena se servirá a los participantes en Cougar Cub Club o Cougar CREW, a partir de las 4:15 p. m.
DEBE pedir estos artículos con anticipación para recibirlos o, de lo contrario, es posible que no tengamos una comida disponible para su estudiante. El desayuno y la cena serán iguales para todos los estudiantes, mientras que el almuerzo tiene un menú del que puede elegir un plato principal. Los pedidos se pueden hacer en línea en:
(Este enlace estará siempre disponible en el correo semanal de NETWORKings en RECORDATORIOS)

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 a cenar con tu familia mientras haces nuevos amigos de nuestra comunidad ACA!


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 martes 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.

Noche de Película Familiar: ¡Marque sus calendarios para el 21 de octubre – Noche de Película Familiar! Los detalles saldrán cuando nos acerquemos al evento.

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