Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 14, December 4, 2023

Welcome to the month of December and all the celebrations it brings with it!

This month has some exciting events happening in the Elementary and Primary classrooms. First, we have begun practicing for our annual musical! Primary and 1st year Elementary students will be performing a musical about Community Helpers. Second and third year Elementary students will be performing a musical all about the Chinese Zodiac. Mark your calendars to come watch them perform on December 19th!

Second, our students will have the opportunity to attend a local production of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. This will occur on December 14th!

We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful families supporting their student(s) at these upcoming activities

Sarah Beaver

Elementary Teacher


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!


2023-24 Yearbook:

Dear ACA Families;

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 of your student! Students should sign in through their school accounts and use their school email address for easier access.

You have the option to create 2 FREE custom pages for your child. These 2 pages will print only in your child’s yearbook. The combination of personal memories and school memories will create your child’s own personalized yearbook. Custom pages can include vacation and camp memories, lists of favorites, sports, hobbies, clubs, and any other memories you want.

  1. Ordering is easy! First, Go to, click on “BUY A YEARBOOK”. Enter our school passcode: 101506720561403.

  1. You need to create an account.  You will be prompted to enter your email, create a password, and add your child’s information (name, grade, and teacher).  Here’s a link with a “how to” video to help you: 

3.  You will need to purchase your own yearbook. We are sure that creating 2 FREE personal pages of you and your student with TreeRing will be a personal book of memories to treasure for years to come. Here’s a link to learn how to create the custom pages:

If you have any questions, please reach out to TreeRing Customer Support via email at or by phone (877) 755-TREE, Monday – Friday from 6:00AM – 6:00PM Pacific Time or email us at .

Warm regards,

Yearbook Staff

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.

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


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

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

  • Dec 14       Prim/Elem Experiential Trip to El Campanil – Nutcracker

  • Dec 14       Family Flurry of Fun Event

  • Dec 19       Prim/Elem Musical Performance – on campus

  • 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


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

Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 14, 4 de diciembre de 2023

¡Bienvenidos al mes de diciembre y a todas las celebraciones que trae consigo!

Este mes se celebrarán algunos eventos interesantes en las aulas de primaria y primaria. Primero, ¡hemos comenzado a practicar para nuestro musical anual! Los alumnos de Primaria y 1º de Primaria interpretarán un musical sobre Community Helpers. Los alumnos de segundo y tercer año de primaria interpretarán un musical sobre el zodíaco chino. ¡Marque sus calendarios para verlos actuar el 19 de diciembre!

En segundo lugar, nuestros estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de asistir a una producción local del ballet clásico El Cascanueces. ¡Esto ocurrirá el 14 de diciembre!

Esperamos ver a todas nuestras maravillosas familias apoyando a sus estudiantes en estas próximas actividades.

sara castor
Maestro de primaria


¡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!


Anuario 2023-24:

Estimadas familias de ACA;

Hemos seleccionado a TreeRing como nuestro proveedor de anuarios 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.

¡Puedes crear tus propias páginas personalizadas de tu estudiante! Los estudiantes deben iniciar sesión a través de sus cuentas escolares y usar la dirección de correo electrónico de su escuela para un acceso más fácil.

Tiene la opción de crear 2 páginas personalizadas GRATIS para su hijo. Estas 2 páginas se imprimirán únicamente en el anuario de su hijo. La combinación de recuerdos personales y escolares creará el anuario personalizado de su hijo. Las páginas personalizadas pueden incluir recuerdos de vacaciones y campamentos, listas de favoritos, deportes, pasatiempos, clubes y cualquier otro recuerdo que desee.

¡Hacer el pedido es fácil! Primero, vaya a, haga clic en “COMPRAR UN ANUARIO”. Ingrese la contraseña de nuestra escuela: 101506720561403.

Necesitas crear una cuenta. Se le pedirá que ingrese su correo electrónico, cree una contraseña y agregue la información de su hijo (nombre, grado y maestro). Aquí hay un enlace con un video de “cómo hacerlo” para ayudarlo:

3. Tendrás que comprar tu propio anuario. Estamos seguros de que crear 2 páginas personales GRATUITAS de usted y su estudiante con TreeRing será un libro personal de recuerdos que atesorará en los años venideros. Aquí hay un enlace para aprender cómo crear páginas personalizadas: Tutorial

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Atención al cliente de TreeRing por correo electrónico a o por teléfono (877) 755-TREE, de lunes a viernes de 6:00 a. m. a 6:00 p. m., hora del Pacífico, o envíenos un correo electrónico a acamemories@

Un cordial saludo,

Personal del anuario

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.

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?