Antioch Charter Academy

Nov 10    No School – Veterans’ Day


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 11, November 6, 2023

Happy fall ACA Families!

The next couple weeks are filled with excitement!  Intermediate students will be participating in the Walk Through Ancient Times this week, so be prepared to see historical figures such as Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, and Ramses II roaming the school grounds.  This week teachers are also preparing for report card conferences.  If you have been invited to a conference, please be sure to come prepared with any questions and make sure your student attends with you.  The students are working toward taking responsibility for their own learning and being able to reflect on and discuss their progress is important.  We are so proud of all of the kids and can’t wait to celebrate their accomplishments this trimester!


Mrs. Hummel



Friendsgiving Vendor Faire & Pies:  ACA 2 is having a Vendor Event on November 16th, on ACA’s campus. We are opening it to our Student entrepreneurs as well as others. Please see the attached Event Form for more details. Any questions please email  ACA 2 is also having a Pie Fundraiser.  See attached flyers for more information & order form.  Orders need to be placed by November 2.

From ACA 2:

ACA 2 is excited to bring an after-school athletics program for second trimester. Many students have expressed an interest in Cheer.  ACA2’s very own Ashley Laveine-Wilson has many years of experience coaching Cheer and will be leading the program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15 – 5 at ACA2.  The Cheer program will be open to ACA and ACA2 students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Cheer will begin on Monday, November 27th and run through March 14th.  It may be extended through the school year with enough student interest.
In order to participate, 3 things are required:
1) Fill out the Interest Form by November 14th.
2)  Complete the Student Athletics Packet.  (If you would prefer a paper copy of the packet, please ask the office or email  
3)  Have a Sports Physical.  There is a template for a physical in the Student Athletics Packet.  The school will accept other versions of the form from your child’s pediatrician.

The school is asking for a $300 per trimester ($100 per month) donation to cover the costs associated with the program.   Cash or check donations may be given to the ACA2 office.  Online donations can be made at Donation | Antioch Charter Academies (  However, students may participate for free.

If you have any questions, please email  



2023-24 Yearbook: We have selected TreeRing as our yearbook provider for the 2023-24 school year. TreeRing is a yearbook company that shares our community’s values, makes capturing student memories easy, and creates beautifully printed books. You can create your very own custom pages for your student!  Ordering is easy! First, Go to, click on “BUY A YEARBOOK”.

Enter our school passcode: 101506720561403

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!


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.

See’s Candy Fundraiser: ACA Family Network is holding a See’s Candies Yum-Raising event for the See’s Winter selection. You will be able to order your favorite See’s Candies without ever leaving your house. Now until December 2nd. Attached is a QR code to our exclusive Fundraiser Storefront. Click on the link below and start shopping. No sign-up or minimum required. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. Thank you for your support!

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!

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!

Spiritwear: Gear up for the school year with Antioch Charter spirit wear! With hundreds of designs waiting for you, shop now and get your order in just 10-12 business days! Shop at

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. Sign up on


  • Nov 7          Make up Picture Day

  • Nov 9          Last Day of 1st Trimester Electives

  • Nov 9          Charter Council at 4pm (all welcome)cancelled

  • Nov 9          FN Meeting at 3pm (all welcome)

  • Nov 10        No School – Veterans’ Day

  • Nov 13-17   Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

  • Nov 16-17   Pri/Elem Multicultural Days

  • Nov 16        ACA 2 Friendsgiving Vendor Fair @ ACA Campus

  • Nov 20-24   No School – Thanksgiving Break

  • Nov 27        2nd Trimester Begins

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

  • Dec 8          FN Meeting at 3pm (all welcome)

  • Dec 14        Family Flurry of Fun (TBA)

  • Dec 20        Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm

  • Dec 21-Jan 5   Winter Break – no school

  • Jan 8          School is Back in Session!


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!

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!  Ask your student’s teacher for their classcode!

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

Co-Chairs: open

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

10 de noviembre No hay clases – Día de los Veteranos

Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 11, 6 de noviembre de 2023

¡Feliz otoño familias de ACA!

¡Las próximas dos semanas estarán llenas de emoción! Los estudiantes de nivel intermedio participarán en Walk Through Ancient Times esta semana, así que prepárese para ver figuras históricas como Cleopatra, Alejandro Magno y Ramsés II deambulando por los terrenos de la escuela. Esta semana los maestros también se están preparando para las conferencias de boletas de calificaciones. Si ha sido invitado a una conferencia, asegúrese de venir preparado con cualquier pregunta y de que su estudiante asista con usted. Los estudiantes están trabajando para asumir la responsabilidad de su propio aprendizaje y es importante poder reflexionar y discutir su progreso. ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de todos los niños y estamos ansiosos por celebrar sus logros este trimestre!

señora hummel


Feria y pasteles de vendedores de Friendsgiving: ACA 2 tendrá un evento de proveedores el 16 de noviembre en el campus de ACA. Lo estamos abriendo a nuestros estudiantes emprendedores y a otros. Consulte el formulario de evento adjunto para obtener más detalles. Cualquier pregunta envíe un correo electrónico a ACA 2 también tendrá una recaudación de fondos Pie. Consulte los folletos adjuntos para obtener más información y el formulario de pedido. Los pedidos deben realizarse antes del 2 de noviembre.


Anuario 2023-24: Hemos seleccionado a TreeRing como nuestro proveedor de anuario para el año escolar 2023-24. TreeRing es una empresa de anuarios que comparte los valores de nuestra comunidad, facilita la captura de recuerdos de los estudiantes y crea libros bellamente impresos. ¡Puede crear sus propias páginas personalizadas para su estudiante! ¡Hacer el pedido es fácil! Primero, vaya a, haga clic en “COMPRAR UN ANUARIO”.
Ingrese nuestra contraseña de la escuela: 101506720561403

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!


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.

Recaudación de fondos de See’s Candy: ACA Family Network está llevando a cabo un evento de recaudación de yum de See’s Candies para la selección de invierno de See. Podrás pedir tus See’s Candies favoritos sin tener que salir de casa. Ahora hasta el 2 de diciembre. Se adjunta un código QR a nuestra exclusiva tienda de recaudación de fondos. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación y comience a comprar. No se requiere registro ni mínimo. No dudes en compartirlo con tus amigos y familiares. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

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!

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.

Ropa espiritual: ¡Prepárate para el año escolar con ropa espiritual de Antioch Charter! ¡Con cientos de diseños esperándote, compra ahora y recibe tu pedido en solo 10-12 días hábiles! Compra en

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.
Ayude a preparar, hacer palomitas de maíz, vender dulces/palomitas de maíz y limpiar. Regístrate en