Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 3, August 28 , 2023

Hello ACA Family,


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year ACA I & II staff undergo Suicide Prevention training. Adolescent suicide is the second leading cause of death among the ages of 10-19. Our staff learns the risk factors and warning signs for teen suicide as well what to do if a student tells you that they or someone they know is thinking of suicide. We will be distributing information throughout the year to families about suicide prevention and resources. Here are a few of the best resources we found. The Contra Costa Crisis Center information can also be found on the Family Handbook page of our website!

Contra Costa Crisis Center –

  • Live Chat on website

  • Suicide Hotline – Call 211 or 800-833-2900

  • Text the Crisis Center for support:
    Information and Referral- text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
    For Crisis Support- text “HOPE” to 20121

CA Youth Crisis Line –

* 800-843-5200

Suicide Prevention Lifeline –

* 800-273-8255

Mr. Fuller


Chaperone Policies:  We are so thankful that our school can take the students to experience learning outside the classroom.  To do this, we often rely on parents/guardians to help with transportation. Please make sure you read through the school’s chaperone policies. (see attached document).  If you have questions, please contact your student’s teachers or the office.

REMIND: This APP 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 (example from last year: a power outage that required early dismissal!).  You can receive messages through email or through texting (recommended) – you decide!  Look for the email from your student’s classroom for the code – each age grouping has their own!


Save the Date: on September 28th, we are going to have a Family Fun Night Event!  See flyer for details!

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: Gear up for the school year with Antioch Charter spirit wear! Enjoy a 30% discount across our entire website during the back-to-school sale. With hundreds of designs waiting for you, shop now and get your order in just 10-12 business days! Shop at

Sale Dates: August 8th – September 7th

Offer: 30% off all merchandise and free shipping over $75

Antioch Charter Links:

Store Link:


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 the second Friday of each month at 3pm. 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!

Dining for Dollars: Eat out and raise $$ for our school!  Our first event is with Panda Express on October 31st.  Look for details as it gets closer!!

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!

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

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


  • Aug 28        Electives begin (4-8th grade)

  • Aug 29        Hearing Testing (certain grades)

  • Sept 4         No School – Labor Day

  • Sept 7         Charter Council at 4pm (all welcome)

  • Sept 8         Family Network at 3pm (all welcome)

  • Sept 14-15  Minimum Days – dismissal at 12pm

  • Sept 21       Primary/Elementary Going Out Experience – Jelly Belly Factory

  • Sept 22       MS Study Trip – IFLY

  • Sept 26       Whole School Picture Day

  • Sept 28       ACA Family Event: Dance & Food Trucks – 5:30

  • Oct 2-6       October Break – no 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. Reminder – no outside food delivery services are allowed on campus.

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: Janika Barnes

Fundraising Chair: Yessika Berrios

Members at Large: Everyone!


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:

Be Exceptional: a local program for all ages who have “exceptional needs”:

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 Charter de Antioquía

Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 3, 28 de agosto de 2023

Hola familia ACA,


Septiembre es el mes de concientización sobre la prevención del suicidio. Cada año, el personal de ACA I y II recibe capacitación en prevención del suicidio. El suicidio de adolescentes es la segunda causa de muerte entre las edades de 10 a 19 años. Nuestro personal aprende los factores de riesgo y las señales de advertencia del suicidio adolescente y también qué hacer si un estudiante le dice que él o alguien que conoce está pensando en suicidarse. Distribuiremos información durante todo el año a las familias sobre recursos y prevención del suicidio. Éstos son algunos de los mejores recursos que encontramos. ¡La información del Centro de Crisis de Contra Costa también se puede encontrar en la página del Manual Familiar de nuestro sitio web!

Centro de Crisis de Contra Costa:
Chat en vivo en el sitio web
Línea directa de suicidio: llame al 211 o al 800-833-2900
Envíe un mensaje de texto al Centro de Crisis para obtener ayuda:
Información y referencias: envíe un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 898211 (TXT211)
Para apoyo en caso de crisis: envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra “ESPERANZA” al 20121
Línea de crisis juvenil de CA:
* 800-843-5200
Línea de vida para la prevención del suicidio:
* 800-273-8255

Sr. Fuller


Manual familiar: asegúrese de leer el Manual familiar, firmar y devolver las páginas requeridas (consulte el documento adjunto para estas páginas). Si no tiene acceso a una impresora, puede obtener copias impresas en la oficina.

RECUERDE: Esta APLICACIÓN es otra forma que tiene la escuela de informarle rápidamente sobre lo que sucede en el campus. No te pierdas ni otro horario de día mínimo ni un evento escolar completo (ejemplo del año pasado: ¡un corte de energía que requirió salida temprana!). Puedes recibir mensajes por correo electrónico o mensajes de texto (recomendado): ¡tú decides! Busque el código en el correo electrónico del salón de clases de su estudiante: ¡cada grupo de edad tiene el suyo!


Reserve la fecha: ¡el 28 de septiembre tendremos un evento de noche de diversión familiar! ¡Vea el folleto para más detalles!

Consejo Estatutario: El Consejo Estatutario es nuestra junta directiva. La junta se reúne normalmente el segundo jueves del mes a las 4 p.m. Consulte el calendario para conocer la fecha y 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 espiritual: ¡Prepárate para el año escolar con ropa espiritual de Antioch Charter! Disfruta de un 30% de descuento en toda nuestra web durante las rebajas de vuelta al cole. ¡Con cientos de diseños esperándote, compra ahora y recibe tu pedido en solo 10-12 días hábiles! Compra en

Fechas de venta: 8 de agosto – 7 de septiembre
Oferta: 30% de descuento en toda la mercancía y envío gratis a partir de $75
Enlaces de la Carta de Antioquía:
Enlace de la tienda:


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 regresa 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 la Red Familiar son el segundo viernes de cada mes a las 3 p.m. La junta da la bienvenida y anima a todas las familias de ACA a asistir a las reuniones. Consulta el calendario a continuación para conocer 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.
Red familiar ACA I – Lista de regalos de Amazon – Lista de regalos de Amazon
¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Cenar por dólares: ¡Coma fuera y recaude dinero para nuestra escuela! Nuestro primer evento es con Panda Express el 31 de octubre. ¡¡Busca detalles a medida que se acerca!!

Donación anual: ¿Le gustaría apoyar las actividades escolares completas, todas las aulas y tener menos actividades para recaudar fondos? Luego haga una donación deducible de impuestos… done aquí a través de PayPal → o entregue efectivo/cheque a la oficina de la escuela.

Se necesitan voluntarios: ¿Quiere ayudar, pero no está seguro de por dónde empezar? ¡Entonces regístrate en TrackItForward para descubrir cómo puedes ayudar!

Comuníquese con ACA Family Network si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda para acceder y seguir adelante

Oportunidades de voluntariado en la red familiar
Se necesitan voluntarios para los viernes de palomitas de maíz
Necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar con la venta de palomitas de maíz todos los viernes de 2:30 p. m. a 3:30 p. m.
Ayudar a preparar, hacer palomitas de maíz, vender dulces/palomitas de maíz y limpiar