Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 34, May 15, 2023

Hello ACA Families!

It is that time of year again where our students get to show off their amazing talents in the arts! Our Students have been working hard all year to advance their skills through a variety of art mediums, choreographed dances, Personal Safety, and worldly music. Now you have the opportunity to see it in action!

As you all know, the Arts are something we hold dear to us at ACA because of how important they are in the positive development of our students. The motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills. Talking about art provides opportunities to learn how to use descriptive words and how to express the variety of feelings that come with different emotions. Art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and shows students how to interpret, criticize, and become smart consumers in a world filled with logos. Teaching children to recognize that an artist or designer makes a choice while portraying a subject, can help kids understand the concept that what they see may not always be accurate, but rather someone’s interpretation of reality.

Our program is designed to build self confidence and foster a lifelong love for learning.  Please join us and support our lifelong learners at the Concert on the Green this Tuesday, May 23rd, and for the Show Case of the Arts on May 31st, and be amazed at all of our talented students.

See you there!

Mrs. Stahler

Operations Manager


ACA II is Hiring for 2023-24: ACA II is looking to hire an Elementary teacher for next year.  If you know of anyone who would love to work at our school please ask them to apply at

Spring Concert on the Green: is on Tuesday, May 23rd!  This is our annual celebration of our music program.  Bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy! See attached flyer for schedule and details!

Showcase: on May 31st from 5:30~8pm, come see what your student has created, produced, and learned during their Enrichment Classes on Wednesdays.  See attached flyer for schedule and details!

End of the Year Party: our annual end of the year celebration will take place at the park next door.  See the attached flyer for details!


Summer Steam Camps: are full! If you want to be added to the waitlist, please contact the office.

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

CAASPP Testing 2023 Continues: 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!

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!  image.png

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

  • May 23     Spring Concert on the Green (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

REMINDERS  image.png

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!

Need Assistance – it is OK to ask!  image.png

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 34, 15 de mayo de 2023

¡Hola familias de ACA!

¡Es esa época del año nuevamente donde nuestros estudiantes pueden mostrar sus increíbles talentos en las artes! Nuestros estudiantes han estado trabajando arduamente todo el año para mejorar sus habilidades a través de una variedad de medios artísticos, bailes coreografiados, seguridad personal y música mundana. ¡Ahora tienes la oportunidad de verlo en acción!

Como todos saben, las artes son algo que apreciamos en ACA debido a la importancia que tienen en el desarrollo positivo de nuestros estudiantes. Los movimientos involucrados en hacer arte, como sostener un pincel o hacer garabatos con un crayón, son esenciales para el desarrollo de las habilidades motoras finas. Hablar sobre arte brinda oportunidades para aprender cómo usar palabras descriptivas y cómo expresar la variedad de sentimientos que vienen con diferentes emociones. La educación artística fortalece las habilidades de resolución de problemas y pensamiento crítico y muestra a los estudiantes cómo interpretar, criticar y convertirse en consumidores inteligentes en un mundo lleno de logotipos. Enseñar a los niños a reconocer que un artista o diseñador toma una decisión al retratar un tema puede ayudarlos a comprender el concepto de que lo que ven no siempre puede ser exacto, sino más bien la interpretación de la realidad de alguien.

Nuestro programa está diseñado para desarrollar la confianza en uno mismo y fomentar un amor por el aprendizaje de por vida. Únase a nosotros y apoye a nuestros aprendices de toda la vida en el Concierto en el Green este martes 23 de mayo y en la Exhibición de las Artes el 31 de mayo, y sorpréndase con todos nuestros talentosos estudiantes.

¡Te veo allí!

Sra. Stahler
Gerente de Operaciones


ACA II está contratando para 2023-24: ACA II está buscando contratar a un maestro de primaria para el próximo año. Si conoce a alguien a quien le encantaría trabajar en nuestra escuela, pídale que presente una solicitud en

Exhibición: el 31 de mayo de 5:30 a 8:00 p. m., venga a ver lo que su estudiante ha creado, producido y aprendido durante sus clases de enriquecimiento los miércoles. ¡Vea el folleto adjunto para el horario y los detalles!

Fiesta de fin de año: nuestra celebración anual de fin de año tendrá lugar en el parque de al lado. ¡Vea el volante adjunto para más detalles!


Summer Steam Camps: ¡están llenos! Si desea ser agregado a la lista de espera, comuníquese con la oficina.

Family Scouts: celebración multicultural el sábado 3 de junio. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más detalles.

Exámenes CAASPP 2023 Continúan: 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!

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

See’s Candy Fundraiser: la tienda See’s Candies Yum-Raising está abierta hasta el 25 de diciembre de 2023. Compre ahora y ordene deliciosos chocolates. Es simple, y te encantará la selección. No se requiere registro ni mínimo.