Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 28, March 27, 2023

Hello ACA Families,

As some of you may have seen, we have a clothes donation bin in our parking lot now. Not only is this a great way to have our unclaimed lost and found items find a new home, but it is actually a form of fund raising for the school. When people donate clothes, the owners of the bin, Tree Machine, will give money to the school. Keep this in mind as you start doing some Spring cleaning.

Next week we will donate all of our unclaimed lost and found items. Please take a look at them to make sure nothing belongs to your family. We have some of the clothes hanging up on the rack outside, as well as more clothes in the bin inside the Multi Use Room.

Thank you,

Allen Stahler


ACA WalkAThon 2023: It’s time for the ACA WalkAThon 2023 on Wednesday, April 5th!  This year we’ve made it extra simple to pledge your support to your students!

Go to and click the green STUDENT button, register your student and share their personal page with family, friends and co-workers!


We are so excited for the awesome programs and fitness this event brings!  Each student has a goal of $100!

Donations Needed – Working Microwaves!  We are down to 1 working microwave in our multi-use room!  If you have a working microwave you would like to donate to the school, please contact Andi in the office.  We could use 2 more!  And again, please make sure it is working and in decent shape!  Our students use them to heat up their lunches, and some of our cooking classes use them too. Thank you in advance!

LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan): In preparation for our next LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan), we would like your input to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to improve student outcomes at ACA.

What do you feel can be continued/added/modified to existing programs that would improve student growth/achievement?

Please take a moment to reflect and complete the attached survey.

Survey Link:

Family Survey

Independent Study: Please remember to request an “Independent Study” or “IS” every time you email/call to report an absence.  This helps the school, which helps your student!  Thank You!


The Book Fair is Coming! May 8 – 12, 2023 in the Multipurpose Room!


Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri: 11:45 am – 3:30 pm

Wed: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Shop online May 5 – May 18 at

The book fair provides many opportunities for volunteer hours: set up, take down, sales at the fair, donate snacks for Young Author’s Night, etc. Go to to claim your spot!

CAASPP Testing 2023: Beginning this April, students in grades 3-8 will once again participate in the statewide administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

These online Summative Assessments measure what your child knows and is able to do. They include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the assessment items. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

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! Let us know if there is another restaurant we should try out for this!

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!


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.

Volunteers Needed: Want to help, but not sure where to start???  Then sign up on TrackItForward to find out how you can help!!!

Contact the ACA Family Network if you have any questions or need help accessing track it forward

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 →

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


  • March 29    Whole School Experience – Shakespeare

  • April 4        FN Meeting (all welcome) – 3pm

  • April 5       FN Walk-a-thon

  • April 6        Charter Council meeting (all welcome) – 4pm

  • April 7        First Friday at Skipolini’s – 4pm

  • April 10-14  Spring Break – no school

  • April 20      Cougars in Action – whole school clean up!

  • May 3        Dining for Dollars – Panda Express

  • May 5        First Friday at Skipolini’s – 4pm

  • May 5-12   Book Fair Week!

  • May 9        FN Meeting (all welcome) – 3pm

  • May 10      Young Authors Celebration

  • May 18      Charter Council meeting (all welcome) – 4pm

  • May 25-26 Minimum Days – dismiss at 12p

  • May 29      No School – Memorial Day

  • May 31      Showcase of the Arts Celebration


Food Delivery Services will no longer be allowed on campus.  Make sure you send lunch with your student, or order lunch at school!

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!!

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. Please remember to request an “Independent Study” or “IS” every time you email/call to report an absence.  This helps the school, which helps your student!


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 Yearbook –

Social Media – Accounts are set to private; you need to request to join our groups.

Instagram Antioch Charter –

Facebook ACA Family & Friends –

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???

Members at Large: Everyone!


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!

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 meals, 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:

First 5 of Contra Costa County:

CocoKids East County:

Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory for Contra Costa County:

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

Google Translate
Academia autónoma de Antioquía

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, número 28, 27 de marzo de 2023

Hola familias de ACA,

Como algunos de ustedes habrán visto, ahora tenemos un contenedor de donación de ropa en nuestro estacionamiento. No solo es una excelente manera de que nuestros artículos perdidos y encontrados no reclamados encuentren un nuevo hogar, sino que en realidad es una forma de recaudar fondos para la escuela. Cuando la gente done ropa, los dueños del contenedor, Tree Machine, darán dinero a la escuela. Tenga esto en cuenta cuando comience a hacer una limpieza de primavera.

La próxima semana donaremos todos nuestros artículos perdidos y encontrados no reclamados. Échales un vistazo para asegurarte de que nada pertenece a tu familia. Tenemos algunas de las prendas colgadas en el perchero de afuera, así como más prendas en el cesto dentro del Salón de Usos Múltiples.

allen stahler


ACA WalkAThon 2023: ¡Es hora de la ACA WalkAThon 2023 el miércoles 5 de abril! ¡Este año hemos hecho que sea muy simple prometer su apoyo a sus estudiantes!

Vaya a y haga clic en el botón verde ESTUDIANTE, registre a su estudiante y comparta su página personal con familiares, amigos y compañeros de trabajo.

¡Estamos muy emocionados por los increíbles programas y el estado físico que trae este evento! ¡Cada estudiante tiene una meta de $100!

Se necesitan donaciones – ¡Microondas que funcionan! ¡Somos 1 microondas en funcionamiento en nuestra sala de usos múltiples! Si tiene un microondas en funcionamiento que le gustaría donar a la escuela, comuníquese con Andi en la oficina. ¡Nos vendrían bien 2 más! Y nuevamente, ¡asegúrese de que esté funcionando y en condiciones decentes! Nuestros estudiantes los usan para calentar sus almuerzos, y algunas de nuestras clases de cocina también los usan. ¡Gracias de antemano!

LCAP (Plan de Control Local y Responsabilidad): En preparación para nuestro próximo LCAP (Plan de Control Local y Responsabilidad), nos gustaría su opinión para establecer metas, planificar acciones y aprovechar los recursos para mejorar los resultados de los estudiantes en ACA.

¿Qué cree que se puede continuar/agregar/modificar a los programas existentes que mejorarían el crecimiento/rendimiento de los estudiantes?

Tómese un momento para reflexionar y completar la encuesta adjunta.
Enlace de la encuesta:
Encuesta Familiar

Estudio independiente: recuerde solicitar un “estudio independiente” o “IS” cada vez que envíe un correo electrónico o llame para informar una ausencia. ¡Esto ayuda a la escuela, que ayuda a su estudiante! ¡Gracias!


¡Se acerca la Feria del Libro! ¡Del 8 al 12 de mayo de 2023 en el Salón de Usos Múltiples!
Lunes, Martes, Jueves, Viernes: 11:45 am – 3:30 pm
Miércoles: 11:00 – 14:30 y 18:00 – 20:00
Compre en línea del 5 al 18 de mayo en
La feria del libro brinda muchas oportunidades para las horas de voluntariado: montaje, desmontaje, ventas en la feria, donación de refrigerios para la Noche de Autores Jóvenes, etc. ¡Visite para reclamar su lugar!

Pruebas CAASPP 2023: A partir de este abril, los estudiantes en los grados 3-8 volverán a participar en la administración estatal de la Evaluación de Rendimiento y Progreso Estudiantil de California (CAASPP).

Estas evaluaciones sumativas en línea miden lo que su hijo sabe y es capaz de hacer. Incluyen muchos tipos diferentes de preguntas que permiten a los estudiantes interactuar con los elementos de evaluación. Los resultados ayudan a identificar las brechas en el conocimiento o las habilidades desde el principio para que su hijo pueda obtener el apoyo que necesita para tener éxito en la escuela.

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! ¡Háganos saber si hay otro restaurante que deberíamos probar para esto!

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 a la oficina al 925-755-7311 para confirmar. Estas reuniones están abiertas al público, ¡todos son bienvenidos!


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.

Se necesitan voluntarios: ¿Quiere ayudar, pero no sabe por dónde empezar? ¡Entonces regístrese en TrackItForward para descubrir cómo puede ayudar!

Comuníquese con ACA Family Network si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda para acceder a track it forward

Recaudación de fondos de pasta: ¡Ordene Fun Pasta durante todo el año y ACA obtendrá 35-40% de los ingresos! Pedir solo