Primary Weekly Newsletter!
January 22-26, 2024

Parent Messages

 

Great Kindness Challenge – Our school is proudly participating in The Great Kindness Challenge next week, a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide. To help our students practice kindness and put their compassion into action, they will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist.  We will encourage all students to complete as many acts of kindness as possible. We are going to dress up each day with different themes to remind us of kindness.

  • Monday: “Team Kindness” Sports Day: Dress as your favorite sports team
  • Tuesday: “Share the Kindness” Twin Day: Coordinate with a friend to dress like twins (or triplets)
  • Wednesday: “Crazy for Kindness” Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Socks Day
  • Thursday: “I Dream of Kindness” Pajama Day
  • Friday: “Cheetahs are Kind” School spirit day: dress in your Fantastic Friday shirt and school colors of black and yellow

 

Birthday Team – The Birthday Team that provides cupcakes and goodie bags for Primary and Elementary is asking for donations to fill the goodie bags for the monthly birthday celebrations. Any leftover party bags, toys, and other such fillers are welcome and appreciated. Please drop off any donations to the office and ask them to notify the FNB and we’ll make sure they get where they need to be.

 

February 2024 Cheetah Zone Sign Ups – Please see two different Cheetah Zone (our after school program) sign up(s) for February.

 

1Friday February 2nd is a Minimum Day, students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.

If you’d like to have your student(s) stay after 12pm in our after school program (Cheetah Zone), you may choose from one of the following in our sign up form:

– Participate from 12 – 12:45 for your student(s) to eat lunch before going home at 12:45  (Free/No Cost/Lunch From Home) or;

– Participate from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (regular Friday school day pick up time) or;

– Participate from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Cheetah Zone is always free for families that qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch or for students that are designated as English Learners, Foster Youth, or Homeless. If you are not sure of your family status, please email cheetahzone@antiochcharteracademy.org.

For other families, the cost is $25.

If you would like your student to stay in Cheetah Zone after school until 2:00pm or 5:00pm please complete this form: Friday Feb. 2nd Minimum Day Sign Up

Deadline to sign up is Monday January 29, 2024.

 

2. February Intercession Camp Sign Ups Are Here!

 

February Intercession Camp will be TUESDAY Feb. 20th – Friday Feb. 23 (Mon 2/19 is a holiday) and sign ups are open now. We’ll have fun and exciting activities in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Crafts, Games, Food/Cooking around the theme of “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” and Dr. Seuss! Students can participate in daily spirit wear, too!

 

Choose to participate from 8am – 12pm or 8am – 5 pm.

 

Camp is free for families that qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch or for students that are designated as English Learners, Foster Youth, or Homeless. If you are not sure of your family status, please email cheetahzone@antiochcharteracademy.org.

 

For other families, the total cost is $160 for the full day option, or $80 for half day option.

 

Click this  link to sign up: February 20-23th, 2024 Intercession Sign Ups

Deadline to enroll is Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Upcoming Events

Jan 22-26 – Greak Kindness Challenge, see above

Feb 1 -No School, Teacher work day

Feb 19-23 – No School, Feb Break

Homework

Kindergarten – Reading Eggs 26&27

Mathseeds lesson 20

(2nd Year Primary- Driving Tests too)

TK – Reading Eggs lesson 17

Mathseeds lesson 16

Week in Review

Last week we introduced letter Ll and sight words “he” and “she.”  We also worked on adding to 7. On Tuesday we read and wrote about Dr. Martin Luther King.  Montessori jobs introduced were CVC sentences and the 100 board. On Friday students made leaf rubbings, a ladybug craft and drew a lizard.

Thank you to the Conde and Yonas families for their donations from our Classroom Wishlist!
Classroom Wishlist
Counselor Connection

 

CocoKids, located in Concord, offers free online parenting information classes. You can find the complete list here: Events from March 28, 2024 – July 18, 2024 › Training › – CocoKids

Here are two of my favorites: We Can! Energize our Families Workshop – CocoKids and

Parent Cafe – CocoKids

 

First Five Contra Costa offers free services in Antioch for children from birth to age 5. Services include parenting classes, early childhood education, and advocacy.