Antioch Charter Academy

Sept. 21, 22, & 23 are Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 6, September 19,2022

Dear ACA Families,

One of ACA’s School-Wide Graduate Goals is for our students to, Be able to

contribute to society and feel empowered to make change. Though our students may

be young, they are also capable and important members of our community. Our

students have their own thoughts and ideas about positive ways to change not just their

community, but the world itself.

Giving our students a chance to express and even act on their ideas for change

is valuable to their growth. As adults, we can model for our students how to contribute

to society and make change, and also support our students when they want to make

changes in society.

Whether it’s during the holidays, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, or any other time

of the year, I hope we continue to teach our students the importance of contributing to

society and feeling empowered to make change.


Sarah McLean


Minimum Days/Conferences are this week (Wed, Thurs, Fri).  If a teacher has reached out to you about a conference, please make sure to respond & attend.  These conferences are geared towards benefiting your students!

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!  **Bring the flyer to Skips and ACA will receive 10% of your purchase total!**


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!

FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING We are excited to be partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING!

Shop now and order some creative, delicious pasta goodies. It’s simple, and you’ll love the selection.

Each purchase earns 35-40% profit for our group and helps support our fundraising effort– so thank you!

Your order will be shipped from Nashville, TN within 3-5 days. FREE Shipping on all orders over $65.00 and we earn 40%! If your order is under $65, there is a flat rate of $8.95

1st. Login: Open an account with them

2nd. Go to: Shop and Support

3rd. Select: Antioch Charter Academy I

4th. Start Shopping

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.

Pasta Fundraiser: Order Fun Pasta all year long and ACA will get 35-40% of the proceeds! Order online and make sure to select Antioch Charter Academy I as who you are supporting!

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!!

Donuts: Hello parents! Every Wednesday morning the yearbook staff will be selling donuts in front of the gate from 7:50-8:10. We are doing this to fundraise to purchase yearbooks for the 8th graders, the school and the yearbook staff. Extra money will go to lowering the price of the yearbook for everyone! We hope you will help us out and buy a donut (or two) . The long donuts will be 3$, the normal size ones are 2$, and the small ones are 1$. Thank you!

Best regards,

Yearbook Staff

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 –

You MUST order meals 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.

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!


  • Sept 19       Vision Testing (certain grades)

  • Sept 22       MS EE at Family Harvest Farm – 9:45~12:45

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

  • Oct 3-7       No School – October Break

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

  • Oct 18        FN Meeting (all welcome) – 3:30pm

  • Oct 20        MS to Farm (EE) – group A

  • Oct 21        Family Movie Night – TBA

  • Oct 24        Makeup Picture Day

  • Oct 27        8th Grade Girls Empowerment Day

  • Oct 31        Minimum Day – dismissal at 12pm

  • Nov 1         No School – teacher workday

  • Nov 3         MS to Farm (EE) – group B

  • Nov 4         First Fridays at Skipolini’s @ 4pm


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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21, 22 y 23 de septiembre son días mínimos: salida a las 12:00 p. m.

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, número 6, 19 de septiembre de 2022

Estimadas familias de ACA,

Uno de los objetivos de posgrado de toda la escuela de ACA es que nuestros estudiantes, sean capaces de

contribuir a la sociedad y sentirse empoderado para hacer cambios. Aunque nuestros estudiantes pueden

sean jóvenes, también son miembros capaces e importantes de nuestra comunidad. Nuestro

los estudiantes tienen sus propios pensamientos e ideas sobre formas positivas de cambiar no solo su

comunidad, sino el mundo mismo.

Brindar a nuestros estudiantes la oportunidad de expresar e incluso actuar sobre sus ideas para el cambio.

es valioso para su crecimiento. Como adultos, podemos modelar para nuestros estudiantes cómo contribuir

a la sociedad y hacer cambios, y también apoyar a nuestros estudiantes cuando quieren hacer

cambios en la sociedad.

Ya sea durante las vacaciones, el Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. o en cualquier otro momento

del año, espero que sigamos enseñando a nuestros estudiantes la importancia de contribuir a

sociedad y sentirse empoderado para hacer cambios.


sarah mclean


Los días mínimos/conferencias son esta semana (miércoles, jueves, viernes). Si un maestro se ha comunicado con usted acerca de una conferencia, asegúrese de responder y asistir. ¡Estas conferencias están orientadas a beneficiar a sus estudiantes!

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! **¡Lleva el folleto a Skips y ACA recibirá el 10 % del total de tu compra!**


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!


Compre ahora y pida algunas delicias de pasta creativas y deliciosas. Es simple, y te encantará la selección.

Cada compra genera una ganancia del 35-40 % para nuestro grupo y ayuda a respaldar nuestro esfuerzo de recaudación de fondos, ¡así que gracias!

Su pedido será enviado desde Nashville, TN dentro de 3 a 5 días. ¡Envío GRATIS en todos los pedidos superiores a $65.00 y ganamos el 40%! Si su pedido es inferior a $ 65, hay una tarifa plana de $ 8.95

1er. Iniciar sesión: abrir una cuenta con ellos

2do. Ir a: Tienda y Soporte

3er. Seleccione: Academia autónoma de Antioch I

4to. Empieza a comprar

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.

Recaudación de fondos de pasta: ¡Ordene Fun Pasta durante todo el año y ACA obtendrá 35-40% de los ingresos! ¡Haga su pedido en línea y asegúrese de seleccionar Antioch Charter Academy I como a quien está apoyando!

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


Llegadas tardías/salidas anticipadas: asegúrese de registrarse en la oficina si su estudiante llega tarde. Si su estudiante necesita salir temprano, la persona que lo recogerá debe llamar a la oficina al (925) 755-7311 para que la oficina pueda recoger al estudiante antes de entrar a la oficina para firmar la salida de su estudiante.

Seguridad en el estacionamiento: ¡mantengamos a TODOS nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias SEGUROS!

¡Todos deben usar los cruces peatonales!

Escuche las instrucciones del personal: están tratando de mantener a todos a salvo y de que la entrega y la recogida funcionen sin problemas.

No les diga a sus estudiantes que atraviesen el estacionamiento para llegar a usted; es posible que los autos que retroceden no vean a su estudiante. Los estudiantes deben ser recogidos usando el carril de viaje compartido, o usando el cruce de peatones, pueden caminar hasta sus autos que están estacionados en la calle/frente al parque.

Cuando sea su turno de ingresar al carril de vehículos compartidos, avance completamente, de modo que hasta 6 vehículos puedan cargar/descargar sus cargas a la vez.

No avance en el carril de vehículos compartidos hasta que todos los niños hayan entrado o salido de sus vehículos frente a ellos.