Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 33, May 8, 2023

It is Springtime!

Take a walk outside, and let nature reset your mind.

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day, and can be performed at your own pace.

Physical Activity can be linked to academic achievement: students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, and cognitive performance (e.g., concentration, memory) among students.

How to include more steps in your day?

Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Or combine your activity with social time by joining a friend to walk his or her dog.

Try music. A bouncy tune or something with a strong beat can make the activity more enjoyable and help motivate you to walk farther or faster.

Include the family. Instead of an afternoon movie, go for a walk or hike together.

Schedule school day walks. Put reminders in your calendar for short walking breaks to ramp up your energy throughout the day.

How far will you go today? Set a personal step goal and start reaping the benefits of walking more, step by step.

Mr. Fuller


ACA II Family Spring Fair on Friday, May 12: Come out to the field in front of the Red Barn (CCC Fairgrounds) on Friday, May 12 from 5-8pm to shop local vendors, play games, and eat! Groovy Gorditas and Betty’s Buns food trucks will be there. We will also have raffle prizes. Look for some of our own “student entrepreneurs” among the vendors!

The Book Fair & Young Author’s Night is this week! 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 Young Author’s Night

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!


Family Scouts: Multicultural Celebration on Saturday, June 3.  See attached flyer for details.

CAASPP Testing 2023: Students in grades 3-8 are once again participating 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. If you have any questions, or would like to know which days your student will be testing, please contact the office or your student’s teachers.

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!

Spiritwear: We are very excited to share the news that we are launching an official online spiritwear store!  Choose from a variety of garments that are delivered to your home in days. Shop at


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/foster child, etc. at ACA, then come join us & help make a difference!

2023-24 FNB Voting: It’s time to vote! Our ACA Family Network board elections are now open! Please take a look at the list of positions below and cast your vote through Google Forms using the link provided.

Please vote at through this link:

Voting will take place electronically from May 3-9, 2023.

ACA Family Network Board Positions

  • Chairperson: Prepares agendas for and facilitates FNB meetings; reports important information at General Membership meetings; must be a current member of the Family Network Board.

  • Co-Chairperson: Conducts meetings in the absence of the Chairperson; leads activities as agreed upon by the board.

  • Secretary: Keeps and distributes minutes (notes) of FNB meetings; accepts and confirms nominations for yearly FNB election.

  • Treasurer: Keeps financial records and prepares financial reports for the FNB. Bookkeeping experience not required.

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Helps recruit volunteers for school events and facilitates tracking of volunteer hours.

  • Fundraising Coordinator: Finds fundraising opportunities to present to the FNB; plans fundraising events, with the support of the board and the Family Network .

  • Social Coordinator: Arranges and organizes social events, with the support of the FNB and the Family Network .

  • Member At Large: attends Family Network meetings and assists with events/tasks as needed.

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

See’s Candy Fundraiser:  See’s Candies Yum-Raising storefront is open until December 25, 2023. Buy now and order some delicious chocolates. It’s simple, and you’ll love the selection. No sign-up or minimum required.

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 → or give cash/check to the school office!

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

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  • 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 23      Spring Concert (all music students perform)

  • May 24      Parent Appreciation Brunch – 8:15am

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

  • May 29      No School – Memorial Day

  • May 31      Showcase of the Arts Celebration

  • June 2       8th Grade Trip

  • June 7       8th Grade Graduation Ceremony – 4:30pm

  • June 9       Last Day of School (Minimum Day)

  • June 9       End of Year Celebration in Park

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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!!

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

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: 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!

Clothes Donation Bin: 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.


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!

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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

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Academia autónoma de Antioquía

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, número 33, 8 de mayo de 2023

¡Es primavera!

Salga a caminar y deje que la naturaleza restablezca su mente.

Caminar es una excelente manera de mejorar o mantener su salud en general. Caminar es de bajo impacto, requiere un equipo mínimo, se puede hacer en cualquier momento del día y se puede realizar a su propio ritmo.

La actividad física se puede vincular con el rendimiento académico: los estudiantes que son físicamente activos tienden a tener mejores calificaciones, asistencia a la escuela y rendimiento cognitivo (p. ej., concentración, memoria) entre los estudiantes.

¿Cómo incluir más pasos en tu día?
Saca a pasear al perro. Si no tienes un perro, ofrécete como voluntario para pasear perros en un refugio de animales. O combine su actividad con tiempo social uniéndose a un amigo para pasear a su perro.

Prueba la música. Una melodía animada o algo con un ritmo fuerte puede hacer que la actividad sea más agradable y ayudar a motivarlo a caminar más lejos o más rápido.

Incluir a la familia. En lugar de una película por la tarde, salgan a caminar o a caminar juntos.

Programe caminatas de día escolar. Ponga recordatorios en su calendario para breves descansos para caminar para aumentar su energía a lo largo del día.

¿Hasta dónde llegarás hoy? Establezca un objetivo personal de pasos y comience a cosechar los beneficios de caminar más, paso a paso.

Sr. Fuller


Feria familiar de primavera ACA II el viernes 12 de mayo: ¡Salga al campo frente al Red Barn (CCC Fairgrounds) el viernes 12 de mayo de 5 a 8 p. m. para comprar en los vendedores locales, jugar y comer! Los camiones de comida Groovy Gorditas y Betty’s Buns estarán allí. También tendremos sorteos de premios. ¡Busque algunos de nuestros propios “estudiantes emprendedores” entre los vendedores!

¡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: Los estudiantes en los grados 3-8 están participando una vez más 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. Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea saber qué días tomará la prueba su estudiante, comuníquese con la oficina o con los maestros de su estudiante.

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!

Ropa de espíritu: ¡Estamos muy emocionados de compartir la noticia de que estamos lanzando una tienda oficial de ropa de espíritu en línea! Elija entre una variedad de prendas que se entregan en su hogar en días. Compra en


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/hijo adoptivo, etc. en ACA, ¡únase a nosotros y ayude a marcar la diferencia!

Nominaciones FNB 2023-24: Es hora de empezar a pensar en el próximo año escolar. ¡Nuestras nominaciones para la junta directiva de ACA Family Network ya están abiertas! Eche un vistazo a la lista de puestos a continuación y vea si hay uno que pueda ocupar en la junta el próximo año. Estamos buscando nuevos padres/tutores/familiares para participar. ¡Sabemos que tienes ideas frescas y mucha energía para contribuir!

La votación se realizará electrónicamente del 3 al 9 de mayo de 2023.

Posiciones en la Junta de la Red Familiar de ACA

Presidente: Prepara las agendas y facilita las reuniones de la FNB; informa información importante en las reuniones generales de miembros; debe ser un miembro actual de la Junta de la Red Familiar.

Copresidente: Dirige las reuniones en ausencia del Presidente; dirige las actividades acordadas por la junta.

Secretario: Lleva y distribuye las actas (notas) de las reuniones de la FNB; acepta y confirma las nominaciones para la elección anual de FNB.

Tesorero: Mantiene registros financieros y prepara informes financieros para la FNB. No se requiere experiencia en contabilidad.

Coordinador de Voluntarios: Ayuda a reclutar voluntarios para eventos escolares y facilita el seguimiento de las horas de voluntariado.

Coordinador de recaudación de fondos: