Antioch Charter Academy

June 9      Last Day of School (Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm)


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Families and Staff Volume 27, Issue 37, June 5, 2023

Dear ACA Families,

Thank you to all the Enrichment staff and all of the students & parents that supported the Showcase of our Enrichment Program last Wednesday night. What an amazing event and tradition—to showcase the Arts program each year.

ACA loves providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate student’s MI strengths in music, art, expression, and bodily-kinesthetics, as well as, an opportunity for students to show progress in one of our student outcomes (*Exhibit excitement, creativity, self-awareness, and participation in the Enrichment Program(s) and the Arts).

This Wednesday we will hold our 8th grade graduation at the Antioch Community Center. Come out and hear the 8th grade speeches and celebrate our 8th grade graduates!

We end the school year on Friday at noon, but don’t forget to make time to attend the end of the year picnic at the park next to the school. The family network has planned an event worth attending. A time to relax together, laugh together, share a meal, play games, and reflect on the amazing school year we just finished.

Have a great last week of the 2022-23 school year!

Enjoy the summer and we will see you on August 16th !


Edna Heller, Co-Administrator


Electives:  We want to take this opportunity to give a “Shout Out” to our wonderful 3rd trimester elective volunteers: Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Cortez, Mrs. Taylor, and Ms. White. One of the reasons our school is successful is because of people like you who are willing to invest in our students!

The elective program at our school is vitally important part of our curriculum.  These classes offer students the opportunities to explore new areas of interest, opening their minds to new possibilities for themselves.  Our hope is to offer at least 9 different options for students to choose from on each day. This is only possible if our wonderful ACA community volunteers to help!!

Next school year, if you can donate an hour of your time, once a week, for a trimester, to help teach or supervise a class, please let us know when we send out the request!!!  You can also team up with a friend to teach a class, and you do not need to have a student in the 4-8th grade classes to help!!

Wednesday Enrichment – PE: this Wednesday, Coach Milan will offer a “Water Party” for each of her PE classes.  Please see the attached flyer to find out what you need to do!

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!


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.

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!

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


  • June 7       Last Day of Enrichment Wednesday Classes

  • 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!


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!

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

9 de junio Último día de clases (día mínimo – salida a las 12:00 p. m.)

Boletín para las familias y el personal de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Volumen 27, número 37, 5 de junio de 2023

Estimadas familias de ACA,

Gracias a todo el personal de Enriquecimiento ya todos los estudiantes y padres que apoyaron la Exhibición de nuestro Programa de Enriquecimiento el pasado miércoles por la noche. Qué increíble evento y tradición: exhibir el programa de Artes cada año.

A ACA le encanta brindarles a los estudiantes la oportunidad de demostrar las fortalezas de MI en la música, el arte, la expresión y la cinestesia corporal, así como una oportunidad para que los estudiantes muestren progreso en uno de nuestros resultados estudiantiles (*Mostrar entusiasmo, creatividad, autoestima). conocimiento y participación en el/los Programa(s) de Enriquecimiento y las Artes).

Este miércoles tendremos nuestra graduación de octavo grado en el Centro Comunitario de Antioch. ¡Venga y escuche los discursos de 8º grado y celebre a nuestros graduados de 8º grado!

Terminamos el año escolar el viernes al mediodía, pero no se olvide de hacer tiempo para asistir al picnic de fin de año en el parque al lado de la escuela. La red familiar ha planeado un evento al que vale la pena asistir. Un momento para relajarse juntos, reír juntos, compartir una comida, jugar y reflexionar sobre el increíble año escolar que acabamos de terminar.

¡Que tengan una excelente última semana del año escolar 2022-23!
¡Disfruta del verano y nos vemos el 16 de agosto!

Edna Heller, coadministradora


Electivas: Queremos aprovechar esta oportunidad para dar un “Agradecimiento” a nuestros maravillosos voluntarios de electivas del tercer trimestre: Sr. Ferguson, Sr. Cortez, Sra. Taylor y Sra. White. ¡Una de las razones por las que nuestra escuela tiene éxito es por personas como usted que están dispuestas a invertir en nuestros estudiantes!

El programa electivo en nuestra escuela es una parte de vital importancia de nuestro plan de estudios. Estas clases ofrecen a los estudiantes la oportunidad de explorar nuevas áreas de interés, abriendo sus mentes a nuevas posibilidades para ellos mismos. Nuestra esperanza es ofrecer al menos 9 opciones diferentes para que los estudiantes elijan cada día. ¡Esto solo es posible si nuestra maravillosa comunidad de ACA se ofrece como voluntaria para ayudar!

El próximo año escolar, si puede donar una hora de su tiempo, una vez a la semana, durante un trimestre para ayudar a enseñar o supervisar una clase, ¡háganoslo saber cuando enviemos la solicitud! ¡También puede formar equipo con un amigo para enseñar una clase, y no necesita tener un estudiante en las clases de 4-8 grado para ayudar!

Miércoles de Enriquecimiento – Educación Física: este miércoles, Coach Milan ofrecerá una “Fiesta del Agua” para cada una de sus clases de Educación Física. ¡Consulte el folleto adjunto para saber lo que debe hacer!

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!


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.

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!