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Antioch Charter Academy

                                                            

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 13, November 27, 2023

Welcome back ACA fam! I hope your Thanksgiving break was a cozy one, and that you’re recharged and refreshed for the upcoming winter season and start of Trimester 2!

Our staff will be hosting the annual Flurry of Fun Family Night on Dec. 14th which is a great place to celebrate this festive season with your fellow Cougar families. We’ve made so many fun memories over the last couple years that we’ve held this event, and look forward to making this year’s Flurry bigger and better than ever!

Community is a big part of what makes our school special, and participating in events like these helps connect our families and make our campus a brighter place. We hope you all come by and help make it a wonderful lively night!

Cheers,

~Mr. Abe

(Art Enrichment Instructor)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spirit Days this Week:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28    PJs Day

  • Thursday, Nov. 30  Sports Day

  • Friday, Dec. 1        Twin Day

Flurry of FUN Family Night! This annual free event will be held in our multi-use room on Thursday, December 14th from 6-7:30. Come enjoy S’mores, Hot beverages, Popcorn Bar, Photo booth, Cookies & more!  See flyer for details!

Spirit Wear: The official Antioch Charter store has launched a Holiday Sale! Spirit wear makes for great holiday gifts for the entire family, including these customizable designs for Mom, Dad, Grandparents and more!

This sale features limited-time savings of 20% sitewide! Orders over $75 will receive free shipping, and those below that will ship for just $5! Shop Now!

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!

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/acaswc_acas_winter_chocolates_collection_7/YesBer3685/

UPCOMING & ONGOING SCHOOL EVENTS

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 www.treering.com, 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!

FAMILY NETWORK (FN) HAPPENINGS 

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.

*ALL DONATIONS COUNT TOWARD YOUR FAMILY SERVICE HOURS AS WELL!

*ANY DONATION YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE IS FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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 → https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2235031 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 https://1stplace.sale/14399

Volunteers Needed: Want to help, but not sure where to start???  Then sign up on TrackItForward to find out how you can help!!!  https://www.trackitforward.com/user

Contact the ACA Family Network if you have any questions or need help accessing track it forward Acafamilynetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org

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 https://www.trackitforward.com/user

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! 

  • Nov 27        2nd Trimester Begins

  • Nov 28-Dec 1  School Spirit Days

  • 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!

  • Jan 12        FN Meeting at 3pm (all welcome)

  • Jan 15-16   No School – MLK Day & Teacher Workday

  • Jan 18        Charter Council at 4pm (all welcome)

  • Jan 22-26   School Choice & Great Kindness Challenge Week Celebration

  • Feb 1-2      Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

REMINDERS 

Parking Lot Safety – Let’s Keep ALL Our Students, Staff & Families SAFE!

  • SLOW DOWN

  • 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 – https://forms.gle/H6SmPkjfZzNscVaeA

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

School Phone – 925-755-7311

School Address – 3325 Hacienda Way, Antioch 94509

School Website – www.AntiochCharterAcademy.org

School Lunch Order Form – https://forms.gle/1xKTfsaUxC3WSFva7

ACA Office – ACAOffice@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Family Network – ACAFamilyNetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Elementary – ACAElementary@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Intermediate – ACAIntermediate@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Primary – ACAPrimary@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Middle School – ACAMiddleSchool@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA I & II Special Education – SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Newsletter – ACANewsletter@antiochcharteracademy.org

ACA Yearbook – ACAMemories@antiochcharteracademy.org

Social Media – Accounts are set to private; you need to request to join our groups.

Instagram Antioch Charter – https://www.instagram.com/antiochcharter/

Facebook ACA Family & Friends – https://www.facebook.com/groups/159016220828912

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!

Email: ACAFamilyNetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org

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): https://www.crisis-center.org/

Contra Costa Health Services: https://cchealth.org/

First 5 of Contra Costa County: https://www.first5coco.org/

CocoKids East County: https://www.cocokids.org

Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory for Contra Costa County: https://capc-coco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Surviving-Parenthood-2019.pdf

Be Exceptional: a local program for all ages who have “exceptional needs”: https://beexceptionalprograms.com/

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 (ccclib.org)  Click “Brainfuse HelpNow”.

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

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 13, 27 de noviembre de 2023

¡Bienvenidos de nuevo familia ACA! Espero que sus vacaciones de Acción de Gracias hayan sido agradables y que esté recargado y renovado para la próxima temporada de invierno y el comienzo del segundo trimestre.

Nuestro personal organizará la Noche familiar anual Flurry of Fun el 14 de diciembre, que es un gran lugar para celebrar esta temporada festiva con sus compañeros de familia Cougar. ¡Hemos creado muchos recuerdos divertidos durante los últimos dos años desde que celebramos este evento y esperamos hacer que el Flurry de este año sea más grande y mejor que nunca!

La comunidad es una gran parte de lo que hace que nuestra escuela sea especial, y participar en eventos como estos ayuda a conectar a nuestras familias y hacer de nuestro campus un lugar más brillante. ¡Esperamos que todos vengan y ayuden a que sea una noche maravillosa y animada!

Salud,
~Sr. abe
(Instructor de enriquecimiento artístico)

ANUNCIOS

Días de espíritu esta semana:
Martes 28 de noviembre Día del pijama
Jueves 30 de noviembre Día del Deporte
Viernes 1 de diciembre Día de los gemelos

¡Noche familiar llena de DIVERSIÓN! Este evento anual gratuito se llevará a cabo en nuestro salón de usos múltiples el jueves 14 de diciembre de 6 a 7:30. ¡Ven a disfrutar de S’mores, bebidas calientes, barra de palomitas de maíz, fotomatón, galletas y más! ¡Vea el folleto para más detalles!

Spirit Wear: ¡La tienda oficial de Antioch Charter ha lanzado una oferta navideña! La ropa espiritual es un excelente regalo navideño para toda la familia, ¡incluidos estos diseños personalizables para mamá, papá, abuelos y más!

¡Esta oferta ofrece ahorros por tiempo limitado del 20 % en todo el sitio! ¡Los pedidos superiores a $ 75 recibirán envío gratis y los que estén por debajo se enviarán por solo $ 5! ¡Compra ahora!

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!
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/acaswc_acas_winter_chocolates_collection_7/YesBer3685/

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS ESCOLARES EN CURSO

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 www.treering.com, 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!

ACONTECIMIENTOS DE LA RED FAMILIAR (FN)

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.
*¡TODAS LAS DONACIONES TAMBIÉN CUENTAN PARA SUS HORAS DE SERVICIO FAMILIAR!
*CUALQUIER DONACIÓN QUE PUEDA HACER ES TOTALMENTE DEDUCIBLE DE IMPUESTOS.
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 → https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2235031 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! Compre en https://1stplace.sale/14399

Se necesitan voluntarios: ¿Quiere ayudar, pero no está seguro de por dónde empezar? ¡Entonces regístrate en TrackItForward para descubrir cómo puedes ayudar! https://www.trackitforward.com/user

Comuníquese con ACA Family Network si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda para acceder y seguir adelante Acafamilynetwork@antiochcharteracademy.org