Calendar Reminders:


Friday, March 10 – Minimum Day dismissal at NOON

Monday-Friday, March 13-17 – Conference week minimum days dismissal at NOON

Monday-Wednesday, March 20-23 – Outdoor Ed Field Trip

Friday, March 31 – WalkAThon

Friday, April 7 – Minimum Day dismissal at NOON

Monday-Friday, April 10-14 – Spring Break NO SCHOOL




Outdoor Ed March 20-23, 2023

If your student has not turned in their permission slip or payment please turn it in ASAP!!!


iLs – Integrated Listening System

What is iLs? Does your child participate in iLs? Do you think they would benefit from iLs?


On Friday, March 10th, 8:15am at 2nd Cup, Miss Dubitsky and Mrs. Kessler will be giving a PEP (Parent Education Presentation) on iLs (Integrated Listening System). iLs is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical multi-sensory program to improve brain function. iLs provides programs that improve cognitive, language and social abilities. The wonderful thing is also that ACA2 provides this program to its students for free.


If you want to know more or are curious about the program, please come to 2nd Cup which is usually held in Room 6. Come find out more details and see demonstrations on what activities iLs students do each day. Please keep posted if location changes.


WAT – Walk-A-Thon

It’s that time of the year again where our Annual Walk-a-Thon (WAT) is just around the corner! One of the fun things that is included with our WAT are the raffle tickets that each student earns with the pledges they receive. For every $25.00 they are pledged, they earn a raffle ticket.

Here is where we need help! We highly rely on donations from our school and city community as raffle prizes. The WAT team is looking for various items to give away in our raffle. In the past we have given away Chromebooks and Ipads, fitbit watches, gift cards to places like Target and Amazon, Loungefly Disney backpacks, Starbucks merch and more! We are asking for a $$ amount to purchase raffle gifts OR the donation of actual items. Please contact Jes at

We are looking forward to this years WAT and appreciate all of you and anything you can offer!



Daily Attendance is expected: If your student will be absent, or tardy, please call the office at 925-755-1252, or email Middle School and office, before 8:00am.


Counselor’s Corner

Our next Parenting Support Group will be Thursday March 23 at 7:00pm on Zoom. All ACA II parents are invited to participate and join us to share their parenting successes and frustrations, and engage with a supportive parenting community in a safe environment.


Topic: ACA2 Parenting Support Group

Time: Mar 23, 2023 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 891 1978 7769

Passcode: 633857


ACA2 School Counseling Website (accessible through a school email account)

School Counseling Informed Consent




Reading (Monday-Thursday)

Page Tracker: Students should have read 1,174* pages by this Friday 3/10


*Students who have already completed book talks/reviews worth at least 900 pages this trimester can start their reading/tracking pages for next trimester this week if they want to.


MobyMax (Tuesday-Thursday)

Do 10 minutes of Language practice daily for a total of 40 minutes this week. To get to language practice, students need to select the language course from the books tab. Practice should automatically be assigned.


*MobyMax time will not be accepted any later than Sunday.


Language Arts (Monday)

Reading STAR Test


Language Arts (Tuesday) 

Planning an Argument (Essay Outline)


Language Arts (Wednesday) 

Planning an Argument (Essay Outline)


Social Studies (Thursday)

Finish CH. 9 Notes



Catch up on anything not finished this week.  Have a great weekend!



Homework is a science reading, assigned in Google Classroom.  We will complete an in-class activity to explore the phenomena of a self-heating Meal-Ready-to-Eat (MRE).  There is a survey to complete with family on google classroom.



Did you know there are 4 different math classes in Middle School?  Most in-class and all homework assignments will be posted in each math class Google Classroom.  Paper assignments may be turned into the classroom and do not need to be attached to Google Classroom.  In general, all students will have:


*a daily in class assignment, to be done in class, Monday to Thursday


*a daily homework assignment, due the next day, assigned Monday to Thursday


*20 minutes of Fact Fluency practice per week.  Mrs. McCutcheon recommends doing it for 5 minutes per day.



Practice instrument

***Helpful email addresses. If you need to reach Middle School or any of the teachers, please use the following email addresses: – absence notes, responses to the newsletter, general questions, contacting Mrs. Ave – Mrs. McCutcheon, science or math questions – Mr. Hagan, language arts or social studies questions