Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 23, February 26, 2024

Hopefully the break was restful and you are recharged to head into the last third of the year.  Next week (March 4-8) we have conferences and minimum days, so be on the lookout for conference invitations, or email your child’s teacher if you want to make sure that you have a conference scheduled.

Let’s have a great wrap up to our second trimester!


Mrs. Hummel



ACA/ACA2 SOCCER TEAM! Coach Sal will be coaching a combined ACA and ACA2 soccer team after school to compete against the other middle schools in Antioch.  There will be a girls team and a boys team.  Students in 6th to 8th grade may join.

Tryouts will be this Friday, March 1st at 3:00.  Stay tuned for the location, it will be either at ACA or ACA2.

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5, starting next week.  Most likely one practice will be at ACA and one will be at ACA2.

Games begin in April and go through mid May on Wednesdays or Thursdays, girls at 3:30 and boys at 4:30.  (See attached schedule).  Games will be played at James Donlon Sports Complex.

Participating athletes need to have a sports physical completed within the past year.  Attached is the athletic packet.

There will be a need for parents to transport students to the other school on practice days and to the James Donlon sports complex on game days.  If you are willing to help with this, please make sure to complete the study trip driver requirements and submit a copy of your auto insurance policy and DMV driving record to the office.  More information will come soon.

See’s Candy Fundraiser: ACA Family Network is holding a See’s Candies Yum-Raising event for the See’s Spring selection. You will be able to order your favorite See’s Candies without ever leaving your house. Now until March 15th. 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!

ACA Lottery: see attached document for details

  • 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.


  • Feb 26       Welcome Back!

  • March 1     FN Coin Wars!

  • March 4-7  Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

  • March 5     ACA Lottery for 2024-25 school year

  • March 8     2nd Trimester Ends

  • March 11   3rd Trimester Begins

  • March 11-13  MS Internships/Job Shadows

  • March 14    MS Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

  • March 17-20  WASC Visit!

  • March 27   FN Sponsored Event – Shakespeare on Tour


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, click on “BUY A YEARBOOK”. Enter our school passcode: 101506720561403.

Here’s a link with a “how to” video to help you: 

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, or email us at .

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

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


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.

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 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: Salena Killion

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 23, 26 de febrero de 2024

Esperemos que el descanso haya sido reparador y estéis recargados para afrontar el último tercio del año. La próxima semana (del 4 al 8 de marzo) tenemos conferencias y días mínimos, así que esté atento a las invitaciones a conferencias o envíe un correo electrónico al maestro de su hijo si desea asegurarse de tener una conferencia programada.

¡Terminemos excelentemente con nuestro segundo trimestre!

señora hummel


¡EQUIPO DE FÚTBOL ACA/ACA2! El entrenador Sal entrenará a un equipo de fútbol combinado ACA y ACA2 después de clases para competir contra las otras escuelas intermedias de Antioch. Habrá un equipo de chicas y un equipo de chicos. Podrán incorporarse alumnos de 6º a 8º de primaria.
Las pruebas serán este viernes 1 de marzo a las 3:00. Estén atentos a la ubicación, será en ACA o ACA2.
Las prácticas serán los martes y jueves de 3:30 a 5, a partir de la próxima semana. Lo más probable es que una práctica sea en ACA y la otra en ACA2.
Los juegos comienzan en abril y duran hasta mediados de mayo los miércoles o jueves, las niñas a las 3:30 y los niños a las 4:30. (Ver cronograma adjunto). Los partidos se jugarán en el James Donlon Sports Complex.
Los atletas participantes deben tener un examen físico deportivo realizado durante el último año. Adjunto está el paquete deportivo.
Será necesario que los padres transporten a los estudiantes a la otra escuela los días de práctica y al complejo deportivo James Donlon los días de partido. Si está dispuesto a ayudar con esto, asegúrese de completar los requisitos de conductor del viaje de estudio y enviar una copia de su póliza de seguro de automóvil y su registro de manejo del DMV a la oficina. Pronto habrá más información.

See’s Candy Fundraiser: ACA Family Network está llevando a cabo un evento See’s Candies Yum-Raising para la selección de primavera. Podrás pedir tus See’s Candies favoritos sin tener que salir de casa. Ahora hasta el 15 de Marzo. 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 su apoyo!

Lotería ACA: consulte el documento adjunto para obtener más detalles
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.
La lotería para ACA I se llevará a cabo 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.


26 de febrero ¡Bienvenidos de nuevo!
1 de marzo ¡FN Coin Wars!
Del 4 al 7 de marzo Días mínimos: salida a las 12 p.m.
Lotería ACA del 5 de marzo para el año escolar 2024-25
8 de marzo Finaliza el segundo trimestre
11 de marzo Comienza el tercer trimestre
11-13 de marzo Pasantías/observaciones laborales de MS
14 de marzo Aprendizaje experiencial de MS: Harvest Family Farms
17-20 de marzo ¡Visita WASC!
27 de marzo Evento patrocinado por FN: Shakespeare on Tour


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, haga clic en “COMPRAR UN ANUARIO”. Ingrese la contraseña de nuestra escuela: 101506720561403.

Aquí hay un enlace con un video de “cómo hacerlo” para ayudarlo:

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, o envíenos un correo electrónico a

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

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!