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 March 4-8  Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

                                                                                          

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 23, February 26, 2024

Hello ACA Family,

This is a WASC accreditation year!

For those that haven’t heard, our school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Being accredited helps our school when it comes time to renew our charter. It also helps us grow and improve our programs. We have been participating in a full self-study of our program over the past years and now, WASC is here to see us in action!

From March 17th to March 20th, we will be having a visit with three educators from other parts of the state, the WASC visiting committee. They will be visiting our campus and checking out classes. During our visit, committee members will have an opportunity to observe our students engaged in learning, meet with small groups of students and parents, and meet with ACA staff. The committee will also meet with representative teachers, students, parents, and Charter Council members and go over our self-study.  Thank you to the parents and students who volunteered to meet with the committee!

Best Wishes,

Andi Stahler

Senior Executive Assistant

Antioch Charter Academy I

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spirit Days:

March 4th – Disney Day

March 5th – Culture Day

March 7th – Fortnite Day (no play weapons on campus)

March 8th – Pj Day

Coin Wars Have Begun March 1-29 students are having a friendly competition to raise money for our Family Network.  The teams are Primary & Middle School, Elementary, and Intermediate. See attached flyer for more information.

We Want Your Picture…Teachers, Family Network, and Parent Volunteers: The Yearbook Staff wants your photos for the yearbook!! We want all the Teachers to come to “school photo” ready on Wednesday, 03/13/24. Family Network parents and parent volunteers, we will try to photograph you at your next meeting! Please feel free to send us photos of yourself that you would like us to use in the yearbook. We really appreciate what you all do and would love to put your photograph in our 2023-2024 Yearbook.

Feel free to email us at ACAMemories@antiochcharteracademy.org with any questions or pictures.

Sincerely,

Yearbook Staff

ACA & ACA II Soccer Teams Update: We have decided to postpone and reschedule for this week on Tuesday (3/5/24) at 3:30-5:00 pm at ACA II (big field in the back):

We are looking to form 1 boy’s and 1 girl’s team, each with a roster of 18 student-athletes.

By league rules, only 6th, 7th and 8th graders can participate.

During tryouts we will do our best to identify the players we feel are best qualified to compete in the Antioch Middle School Athletic League.

For tryouts students should wear soccer or athletic wear, cleats (preferably) or tennis shoes/sneakers, shin guards (recommended), and bring water.

Players selected for the team must be eligible to participate: a minimum 2.0 GPA, an athletic packet filled out and turned in (after tryout is OK), and adhere to the player code of conduct, code of ethics, and team rules.

After tryouts, we will schedule a meeting with the parents of players selected for the team.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! 

  • March 4-8  Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

  • March 4-5, 7-8  Primary/Elem Cultural Studies of Europe

  • March 5     ACA Lottery for 2024-25 school year

  • March 8     2nd Trimester Ends

  • March 11   3rd Trimester Begins (new electives for 4-8th grade)

  • March 11-13  MS Internships/Job Shadows – off campus

  • March 14    MS Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

  • March 15    No School – Teacher Work Day

  • March 17-20  WASC Visit!

  • March 27    FN Sponsored Event – Shakespeare on Tour

  • March 28    MS (Small Group) Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

  • March 29    Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm

  • April 3        Walk-a-Thon – TBA

  • April 11      MS (Small Group) Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

  • April 15-19  No School – Spring Break

UPCOMING & ONGOING SCHOOL EVENTS

WALKATHON: Wednesday April 3rd is the school’s annual walkathon- information will be sent home in the coming weeks 🙂

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!

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/antiochca_acas_spring_chocolates_24/YesBer3685/

2023-24 Yearbook: Ordering is easy! First, Go to www.treering.com, click on “BUY A YEARBOOK”. Enter our school passcode: 101506720561403.

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 

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

REMINDERS 

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: is a great way to have our unclaimed lost and found items find a new home, and 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. The bin is for clothes only.  Please make sure to bag the clothes before you put them in the bin.  Thank You.

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!!

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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REDES
Academia Charter de Antioquía

4 a 8 días mínimos de marzo: salida a las 12 p.m.

Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 23, 26 de febrero de 2024

Hola familia ACA,

¡Este es un año de acreditación WASC!

Para aquellos que no lo saben, nuestra escuela está totalmente acreditada por la Asociación Occidental de Escuelas y Universidades (WASC). Estar acreditado ayuda a nuestra escuela cuando llega el momento de renovar nuestro estatuto. También nos ayuda a crecer y mejorar nuestros programas. Hemos estado participando en un autoestudio completo de nuestro programa durante los últimos años y ahora, ¡WASC está aquí para vernos en acción!

Del 17 al 20 de marzo, visitaremos a tres educadores de otras partes del estado, el comité visitante de WASC. Visitarán nuestro campus y revisarán las clases. Durante nuestra visita, los miembros del comité tendrán la oportunidad de observar a nuestros estudiantes involucrados en el aprendizaje, reunirse con pequeños grupos de estudiantes y padres y reunirse con el personal de ACA. El comité también se reunirá con maestros, estudiantes, padres y miembros del Consejo Charter representativos y repasará nuestro autoestudio. ¡Gracias a los padres y estudiantes que se ofrecieron como voluntarios para reunirse con el comité!

Los mejores deseos,

Andi Stahler
Asistente ejecutivo sénior
Academia Charter de Antioquía I

ANUNCIOS

Días de espíritu:
4 de marzo – Día de Disney
5 de marzo – Día de la Cultura
7 de marzo: Día de Fortnite (no se permiten armas de juego en el campus)
8 de marzo – Día del pijama

Coin Wars ha comenzado Del 1 al 29 de marzo, los estudiantes tendrán una competencia amistosa para recaudar dinero para nuestra Red Familiar. Los equipos son Primaria y Secundaria, Primaria e Intermedia. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información.

Queremos su foto…Maestros, red familiar y padres voluntarios: ¡¡El personal del anuario quiere sus fotos para el anuario!! Queremos que todos los Maestros vengan a la “foto escolar” lista el miércoles 13/03/24. Padres de Family Network y padres voluntarios, ¡intentaremos fotografiarlos en su próxima reunión! No dude en enviarnos fotos suyas que le gustaría que usemos en el anuario. Realmente apreciamos lo que todos ustedes hacen y nos encantaría incluir su fotografía en nuestro Anuario 2023-2024.

No dude en enviarnos un correo electrónico a ACAMemories@antiochcharteracademy.org si tiene alguna pregunta o fotografía.

Atentamente,
Personal del anuario

Actualización de los equipos de fútbol de ACA y ACA II: Hemos decidido posponer y reprogramar para esta semana el martes (5/3/24) de 3:30 a 5:00 p. m. en ACA II (campo grande en la parte de atrás):
Buscamos formar 1 equipo de niños y 1 equipo de niñas, cada uno con una lista de 18 estudiantes-atletas.
Según las reglas de la liga, solo pueden participar estudiantes de 6º, 7º y 8º grado.
Durante las pruebas haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo para identificar a los jugadores que creemos que están mejor calificados para competir en la Liga Atlética de la Escuela Secundaria Antioch.
Para las pruebas, los estudiantes deben usar ropa deportiva o de fútbol, botines (preferiblemente) o tenis/zapatillas de deporte, espinilleras (recomendado) y traer agua.
Los jugadores seleccionados para el equipo deben ser elegibles para participar: un GPA mínimo de 2.0, un paquete deportivo completado y entregado (después de la prueba está bien) y cumplir con el código de conducta del jugador, el código de ética y las reglas del equipo.
Después de las pruebas, programaremos una reunión con los padres de los jugadores seleccionados para el equipo.

¡¡¡MARCA TU CALENDARIO!!!

4 a 8 días mínimos de marzo: salida a las 12 p.m.
4-5 de marzo, 7-8 Primaria/Elem Estudios Culturales de Europa
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 (nuevas asignaturas optativas para 4.º a 8.º grado)
11-13 de marzo Pasantías/observaciones laborales de MS – fuera del campus
14 de marzo Aprendizaje experiencial de MS: Harvest Family Farms
15 de marzo No hay clases – Día de trabajo docente
17-20 de marzo ¡Visita WASC!
27 de marzo Evento patrocinado por FN: Shakespeare on Tour
28 de marzo MS (grupo pequeño) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms
29 de marzo Día Mínimo – salida a las 12 p.m.
Caminata del 3 de abril: por confirmar
11 de abril MS (grupo pequeño) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms
15-19 de abril No hay clases – Vacaciones de primavera

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS ESCOLARES EN CURSO

CAMINATA: El miércoles 3 de abril es la caminata anual de la escuela; la información se enviará a casa en las próximas semanas 🙂

Recaudación de fondos de See’s Candy: ACA Family Network está llevando a cabo un evento de recaudación de fondos de See’s Candies Yum-Raising para la selección de See’s Spring. 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 tu apoyo!
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/antiochca_acas_spring_chocolates_24/YesBer3685/

Anuario 2023-24: ¡Hacer pedidos es fácil! Primero, vaya a www.treering.com, haga clic en “COMPRAR UN ANUARIO”. Ingrese la contraseña de nuestra escuela: 101506720561403.