Antioch Charter Academy

May 25-26 Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

May 29  No School


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 35, May 22, 2023

Dear ACA Families,

The end of the year is fast approaching and this time of year can get very busy.  I would like to remind you of some important events coming this week. Intermediate and Middle School students will finish up state testing; be sure your student gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast to ensure they are ready to do their best, and it is very important that you arrive at school on time. The Spring Concert is Tuesday night at 6pm. Don’t forget the Parent Appreciation Brunch is Wednesday at 8:15am, please come by and be appreciated!

HEADS UP….this Thursday and Friday are minimum days and there is NO SCHOOL on Monday the 29th for Memorial Day.

Have a great long weekend, come back ready to finish the year strong!

Shellie Arnst

Intermediate Teacher


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

Parent Appreciation Brunch: is this Wednesday from 8:15~9am.  Stop by the multi use room, and let us celebrate you, plus grab a bite to eat!

Showcase of the Arts: is on Wednesday, May 31st from 5:30~8pm, come see what your student has created and learned during their Wednesday Enrichment Classes.  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 right after school on Friday, June 9th @ 12pm.  See the attached flyer for details!

Family Network Wish List: We have created a Family Network wish list on Amazon. If you’d like to donate any of these “Wish List” items we would greatly appreciate it. These items are needed throughout the school year. Pick the items and pay for them and Amazon will ship directly to the school.



ACA I Family Network – Amazon Gift List – Amazon Gift List

Thank you for your support!

Camp Opportunity: Family Justice Center wanted to share an exciting camp opportunity for children ages 9 to 12 years old. Camp Family Justice will be hosting a weekend camp from Friday September 29th – Sunday October 1st in Livermore, CA.

This is a great opportunity for children to get into the outdoors. We are accepting applications for campers and for volunteers. Volunteers must be 21 years+.

Camper Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact LaShara Johnson at


8th Grade Graduation: ceremony is on Wednesday, June 7th at 4:30pm.  The ceremony will take place at the Antioch Community Center in the ballroom.

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 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 (all students)

  • June 2       Last Day of Electives

  • 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 – starts at 12pm

  • Aug 16      2023-24 School Year Begins – Welcome Back!

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

25-26 de mayo Días Mínimos – salida a las 12pm
29 de mayo No hay clases

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, Número 35, 22 de mayo de 2023

Estimadas familias de ACA,

El final del año se acerca rápidamente y esta época del año puede estar muy ocupada. Me gustaría recordarles algunos eventos importantes que se avecinan esta semana. Los estudiantes de escuela intermedia y secundaria terminarán las pruebas estatales; asegúrese de que su estudiante duerma bien por la noche y tome un desayuno saludable para asegurarse de que esté listo para dar lo mejor de sí mismo, y es muy importante que llegue a la escuela a tiempo. El Concierto de Primavera es el martes por la noche a las 6pm. No olvide que el Brunch de Agradecimiento a los Padres es el miércoles a las 8:15 am, ¡venga y sea apreciado!

AVISO… este jueves y viernes son días mínimos y NO HAY CLASES el lunes 29 por el Día de los Caídos.

Que tengan un buen fin de semana largo, regresen listos para terminar el año con fuerza!

shellie arnst
Profesor Intermedio


Concierto de Primavera en el Green: es este martes! Esta es nuestra celebración anual de nuestro programa de música. ¡Traiga sus sillas de jardín, coma tacos y disfrute de la música! ¡Vea el folleto adjunto para el horario y los detalles!

Almuerzo de agradecimiento a los padres: es este miércoles de 8:15 a 9 a.m. Deténgase en la sala de usos múltiples y permítanos celebrarlo, ¡además de comer algo!

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

Fiesta de fin de año: nuestra celebración anual de fin de año se llevará a cabo en el parque de al lado justo después de la escuela el viernes 9 de junio a las 12 p. m. ¡Vea el volante adjunto para más detalles!

Lista de deseos de Family Network: hemos creado una lista de deseos de Family Network en Amazon. Si desea donar alguno de estos artículos de la “Lista de deseos”, se lo agradeceríamos mucho. Estos artículos son necesarios durante todo el año escolar. Elija los artículos y pague por ellos y Amazon los enviará directamente a la escuela.
ACA I Family Network – Lista de regalos de Amazon – Lista de regalos de Amazon
¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Oportunidad de campamento: Family Justice Center quería compartir una emocionante oportunidad de campamento para niños de 9 a 12 años. Camp Family Justice organizará un campamento de fin de semana del viernes 29 de septiembre al domingo 1 de octubre en Livermore, CA.

Esta es una gran oportunidad para que los niños salgan al aire libre. Estamos aceptando solicitudes para campistas y voluntarios. Los voluntarios deben ser mayores de 21 años.
Formulario de solicitud de campista
Formulario de Solicitud de Voluntariado
Para obtener más información, comuníquese con LaShara Johnson en


Graduación de 8º grado: la ceremonia es el miércoles 7 de junio a las 4:30 p. m. La ceremonia tendrá lugar en el salón de baile del Centro Comunitario de Antioch.

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.