Antioch Charter Academy

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 12, November 7,2022

Hello ACA Families!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fall Faire over the weekend!  These types of events are great chances to meet families and show support for our school.  Another way to show support for our school and your students is rapidly approaching, and that is conference week.  If you have been invited to a parent teacher conference to discuss your student’s progress it is important that you attend and that your student attends as well.  In order for students to take responsibility for their own learning they need to be involved in the discussion of their progress.

Please be sure that you arrive for your conference on time and prepared with any questions you might have!  We look forward to seeing you!


Mrs. Hummel



Spirit Week Nov 14-18

  • Nov 14: Celebrity/Author Day

  • Nov 15: Freaky Friday

  • Nov 16: Wear ALL blue

  • Nov 17: Beach Day

  • Nov 18: PJ Day

First Fridays: First Fridays take place every 1st Friday of the month during the school year, at Skipolini’s in Antioch at 4pm. Come join 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!

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!

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


  • Nov 8         FN Meeting (all welcome) @ 3pm

  • Nov 10       Charter Council (all welcome) @ 4pm

  • Nov 11       No School – Veterans Day

  • Nov 14-18  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

  • Nov 14-18  Spirit Week – see above for each day’s theme

  • Nov 17       MS to Farm (EE) – group C

  • Nov 18       End of 1st Trimester

  • Nov 21-25  No School – Thanksgiving Break

  • Nov 28       2nd Trimester begins

  • Dec 1-2      MS Study Trip to Los Angeles

  • Dec 2         First Friday at Skipolini’s @ 4pm


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.

  • When leaving the parking lot, please drive the speed limit so our students walking to school are safe.

  • 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!!

Yearbook Fundraiser: 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! Donuts are priced from $1-3.

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, Tardies, Leaving Early – 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. 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.

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!


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:

Statewide Online Tutoring Program: Students in California, with or without a library card, will be able to access HelpNow through links on their local library’s website or through the State Library’s.  Go to Digital Resources | Contra Costa County Library (  Click “Brainfuse HelpNow”.


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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Academia autónoma de Antioquía

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, número 11, 7 de noviembre de 2022

¡Hola familias de ACA!

¡Gracias a todos los que participaron en la Feria de Otoño durante el fin de semana! Este tipo de eventos son excelentes oportunidades para conocer a las familias y mostrar su apoyo a nuestra escuela. Se acerca rápidamente otra forma de mostrar apoyo a nuestra escuela ya sus estudiantes, y esa es la semana de conferencias. Si ha sido invitado a una conferencia de padres y maestros para discutir el progreso de su estudiante, es importante que asista y que su estudiante asista también. Para que los estudiantes asuman la responsabilidad de su propio aprendizaje, deben participar en la discusión de su progreso.

¡Asegúrese de llegar a su conferencia a tiempo y preparado con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener! ¡Esperamos verte!

Sra. Hummel


Semana del Espíritu 14-18 de noviembre
14 de noviembre: Día de la celebridad/autor
15 de noviembre: viernes extraño
16 de noviembre: Viste TODO de azul
17 de noviembre: Día de playa
18 de noviembre: Día de PJ

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. ¡Únase y cene con su familia mientras hace nuevos amigos de nuestra comunidad ACA! **¡Lleva el volante 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!

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!

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


8 de noviembre Reunión de FN (todos son bienvenidos) a las 3:00 p. m.
10 de noviembre Consejo de la Carta (todos son bienvenidos) @ 4pm
11 de noviembre No hay clases – Día de los Veteranos
14-18 de noviembre Días mínimos: salida a las 12:00 p. m.
14 al 18 de noviembre Semana del Espíritu – ver más arriba el tema de cada día
17 de noviembre MS a Granja (EE) – grupo C
18 de noviembre Fin del trimestre
21-25 de noviembre No hay clases – Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias
28 de noviembre Comienza el segundo trimestre
1 y 2 de diciembre Viaje de estudios de MS a Los Ángeles
2 de diciembre Primer viernes en Skipolini’s @ 4pm


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/salido de sus vehículos delante de usted; un golpe de guardabarros podría lesionar gravemente a un niño que está parcialmente en un vehículo.
Al salir del estacionamiento, conduzca al límite de velocidad para que nuestros estudiantes que caminan a la escuela estén seguros.
Gracias por mantener a todos a salvo. Recuerde que recoger y dejar es solo unos minutos de su día, ¡pero una lesión podría durar toda la vida!

Recaudación de fondos para el anuario: todos los miércoles por la mañana, el personal del anuario venderá donas frente a la puerta de entrada de 7:50 a 8:10. Estamos haciendo esto para recaudar fondos para comprar anuarios para los estudiantes de 8º grado, la escuela y el personal del anuario. ¡El dinero extra se destinará a reducir el precio del anuario para todos! Las donas tienen un precio de $ 1-3.

Charter Council: El Charter Council es nuestra junta directiva. La junta se reúne generalmente el segundo jueves del mes a las 4 p. m. Consulte el calendario para conocer la fecha/hora de la próxima reunión, o llame al de