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Antioch Charter Academy

                                                                                          

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 18, January 17, 2024

All ACA family members are invited to attend a WASC information meeting this Friday from 3:30 to 4:00.  The meeting will be held in Room 1 and also be available to view on ZOOM.  Please feel welcome to attend in person or online.

Our WASC document is nearly complete and is ready for your review and feedback.

WASC stands for Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the week of March 17, a WASC committee will be visiting our school to make observations and give us feedback about our self-study. ACA family members will also be invited to a meeting during the week of March 17 to meet with and answer questions of the WASC visiting committee.

Topic: WASC Family Feedback Meeting

Time: Jan 19, 2024 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86490296243?pwd=KRVIN2uKTi8mc5mPaAFdZpe60AZGu2.1

Meeting ID: 864 9029 6243

Passcode: 603754

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FN Spaghetti Dinner FUNdraiser: is on Wednesday, February 13th from 5:30~7:30pm.  Tickets are on sale now.  See the attached flyer for details, or contact the office at 925-755-7311.

ACA Lottery FAQ’s:

  • Admission preference goes in the order that follows: Children of Staff or Faculty, Siblings of students currently at ACA, Residents of the District.

  • Lottery for ACA I will be conducted Tuesday March 5th, 2024

  • Lottery for ACA II will be conducted Monday March 4th, 2024

  • The Charter School will conduct the annual lottery within the first week of March, a computer program will generate random numbers for each applicant.

  • After all openings have been filled, the remaining applicants will be placed on the current waitlist based on the lottery number assigned and can be admitted if spaces open up during the school year.

COVID Protocols: have been updated, and the document is attached. It looks like the biggest change is that there is no longer a 5 day mandatory isolation for COVID.  Instead, just like the flu or cold, people with COVID can return to work/school after a fever has gone for 24 hours without medication and symptoms have improved.  They also recommend a mask be worn for 10 days after contracting COVID to limit the spread.

UPCOMING & ONGOING SCHOOL EVENTS

2023-24 Yearbook: 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.

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

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:  https://help.treering.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012544132-Setting-Up-a-TreeRing-Account 

 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: https://help.treering.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037440071-Creating-Custom-Pages-Step-by-Step-Screenshots-and-Video-Tutorial

If you have any questions, please reach out to TreeRing Customer Support via email at support@treering.com or by phone (877) 755-TREE, or email us at acamemories@antiochcharteracademy.org .

Spirit Wear: 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

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!!! 

  • Jan 18       Prim/Elem Being There Experience – Ice Skating

  • 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

  • Feb 13       FN Spaghetti Dinner FUNdraiser

  • Feb 14-16  MS Experiential Learning Trip – Yosemite

  • Feb 19-23  No School – Feb. Break

  • Feb 26       Welcome Back!

  • March 1     FN Coin Wars!

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.

Popcorn on Campus: Unfortunately, students can no longer bring unpopped/uncooked popcorn to school. This has become way too messy, and a safety concern because it is being overcooked. Although it’s a fun snack, it needs to be pre-popped at home if you want your student to bring it for lunch/ snack.  Thank you.

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: Salena Killion

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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Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 18, 17 de enero de 2024

Todos los miembros de la familia ACA están invitados a asistir a una reunión informativa de WASC este viernes de 3:30 a 4:00. La reunión se llevará a cabo en la Sala 1 y también estará disponible para verla por ZOOM. Siéntase bienvenido a asistir en persona o en línea.
Nuestro documento WASC está casi completo y listo para su revisión y comentarios.

WASC significa Asociación Occidental de Escuelas y Universidades y la semana del 17 de marzo, un comité de WASC visitará nuestra escuela para hacer observaciones y darnos su opinión sobre nuestro autoestudio. Los miembros de la familia ACA también serán invitados a una reunión durante la semana del 17 de marzo para reunirse y responder preguntas del comité visitante de WASC.

Tema: Reunión de comentarios de la familia WASC
Hora: 19 de enero de 2024, 03:30 p. m., hora del Pacífico (EE. UU. y Canadá)

Únase a la reunión de Zoom
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86490296243?pwd=KRVIN2uKTi8mc5mPaAFdZpe60AZGu2.1

ID de reunión: 864 9029 6243
Código de acceso: 603754

ANUNCIOS

Cena de espagueti de FN para recaudar fondos: será el miércoles 13 de febrero de 5:30 a 7:30 p. m. Las entradas ya están a la venta. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más detalles o comuníquese con la oficina al 925-755-7311.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre la lotería ACA:
La preferencia de admisión va en el siguiente orden: hijos del personal o del cuerpo docente, hermanos de estudiantes actualmente en ACA, residentes del distrito.
Lotería para ACA I se realizará el martes 5 de marzo de 2024
Lotería para ACA II se realizará el lunes 4 de marzo de 2024
La Escuela Chárter llevará a cabo la lotería anual dentro de la primera semana de marzo, un programa de computadora generará números aleatorios para cada solicitante.
Una vez que se hayan cubierto todas las vacantes, los solicitantes restantes se colocarán en la lista de espera actual según el número de lotería asignado y podrán ser admitidos si se abren espacios durante el año escolar.
Protocolos COVID: han sido actualizados y se adjunta documento. Parece que el mayor cambio es que ya no existe un aislamiento obligatorio de 5 días por COVID. En cambio, al igual que la gripe o el resfriado, las personas con COVID pueden regresar al trabajo o la escuela después de que la fiebre haya desaparecido durante 24 horas sin medicación y los síntomas hayan mejorado. También recomiendan el uso de mascarilla durante 10 días después de contraer COVID para limitar la propagación.

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS ESCOLARES EN CURSO

Anuario 2023-24: ¡Puede crear sus propias páginas personalizadas de su 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.

¡Hacer el pedido es fácil! Primero, vaya a www.treering.com, 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: https://help.treering.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012544132-Setting-Up-a-TreeRing-Account

Necesitará comprar su 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: https://help.treering.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037440071-Creating-Custom-Pages-Step-by-Step-Screenshots-and-Video- Tutorial

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Atención al cliente de TreeRing por correo electrónico a support@treering.com o por teléfono (877) 755-TREE, o envíenos un correo electrónico a acamemories@antiochcharteracademy.org.

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

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 elementos son necesarios