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Antioch Charter Academy

                                                                                          

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 27, March 25, 2024

Hello ACA families,

This is your last week to participate in the school wide fundraiser “Coin Wars”! In the office, each class has a designated bucket, which students can donate coins/dollars to raise money. The class that ends with the highest total will win a special class wide surprise! You have until Friday March 29th to get all of your money in. Best of luck to each class!

Sincerely,

Jessica Klotz

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACA WalkAThon 2024: It’s time for the ACA WalkAThon 2024 on Wednesday, April 3rd!  This year we’ve made it extra simple to pledge your support to your students!

How?

1. Visit: https://go.dojiggy.io/acawalks2024/Campaign/Details

2. Click: STUDENT REGISTRATION (it’s the big green button)

3. Register your student, customize their page (if you want too) and pledge!

Remember every student’s goal should be $100 and they set their own lap goals (ask them)!

4. Share, share, share!  Share this with your family, friends & work!

Let’s go ACA!! 🏃‍♂️

LCAP – We Need Your Input: In preparation for our next LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan), we would like your input to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to improve student outcomes at ACA.

What do you feel can be continued/added/modified to existing programs that would improve student growth/achievement? Please take a moment to reflect and complete the attached survey.

Survey Link: Family Survey

Coin Wars Are Ending on Friday Students are having a friendly competition until March 29th to raise money for our Family Network.  The teams are Primary & Middle School, Elementary, and Intermediate. The winning team will receive a treat!  Current leaders are the Elementary Students!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! 

  • 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 at ACA/Mira Vista Park

  • April 5        Intermediate Study Trip – S.F. China Town

  • April 5        MS Career Day – on campus experience

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

  • April 11      Charter Council Meeting @ 4pm (all are welcome)

  • April 12      FN Meeting @ 3pm (all are welcome)

  • April 15-19  No School – Spring Break

  • April 25      Elementary Study Trip – Black Diamond Mines

  • May 6-10    Book Fair Week!

  • May 8        Young Author’s Night

  • May 9        MS (Small Group) Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

UPCOMING & ONGOING SCHOOL EVENTS

Soccer! We have a boys and a girls soccer team . Come to the games and cheer them on! ACA & ACA II Boys & Girls Soccer Schedule (All games at James Donlon Soccer Fields – 801 James Donlon Blvd, Antioch):

*Wednesday,  April 3rd – ACA vs. Park: Girls @ 3:30 / Boys @ 4:30

*Wednesday, April 10th – ACA vs. Orchard: Girls @ 3:30 / Boys @ 4:30

*Wednesday, April 17th – ACA vs. Dallas Ranch: Girls @ 3:30 / Boys @ 4:30

*Wednesday, April 24th – ACA vs. Black Diamond: Girls @ 3:30 / Boys @ 4:30

*Wednesday, May 1st – ACA vs. Antioch: Girls @ 3:30 / Boys @ 4:30

Playoffs (if qualify):
Round 1 – Monday, May 6th
Round 2 – Tuesday, May 7th
Championship – Thursday, May 9th
All playoff games at either 3:30 or 4:30

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and the CAST are online tests that measure what your 3-8th grade student knows or can accomplish. It will be extremely important for students to arrive on time and well rested during these testing months.  Help your student to be successful by not planning trips or appointments during testing times. Here is the schedule:

ELEMENTARY

INTERMEDIATE

MIDDLE

CAST

4/11-4/12

CAST

4/25-4/26

ELA CAT

5/6-5/17

ELA PT

4/29-4/30

ELA PT

5/2-5/3

MATH CAT

5/9-5/10

ELA CAT

5/2-5/3

MATH CAT

5/13-5/17

MATH PT

5/13-5/14

MATH CAT

5/20-5/21

ELA CAT

5/13-5/17

ELA PT

5/16-5/17

MATH PT

5/23-5/24

MATH PT

5/23-5/24

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 .

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: Antioch Charter spirit wear! With hundreds of designs waiting for you, shop now and get your order in just 10-12 business days! Use the voucher to receive a $10 discount! 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 Always Welcome! 🍿

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.

  • 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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Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 27, 25 de marzo de 2024

Hola familias de ACA,
¡Esta es su última semana para participar en la recaudación de fondos de toda la escuela “Coin Wars”! En la oficina, cada clase tiene un cubo designado, donde los estudiantes pueden donar monedas/dólares para recaudar dinero. ¡La clase que termine con el total más alto ganará una sorpresa especial para toda la clase! Tienes hasta el viernes 29 de marzo para recibir todo tu dinero. ¡Mucha suerte a cada clase!
Atentamente,
Jessica Klotz

ANUNCIOS

ACA WalkAThon 2024: ¡Es hora de ACA WalkAThon 2024 el miércoles 3 de abril! ¡Este año hemos hecho que sea aún más sencillo prometer su apoyo a sus estudiantes!
¿Cómo?
1. Visita: https://go.dojiggy.io/acawalks2024/Campaign/Details
2. Haga clic en: REGISTRO DE ESTUDIANTES (es el botón verde grande)
3. Registre a su estudiante, personalice su página (si usted también lo desea) ¡y haga una promesa!
Recuerde que la meta de cada estudiante debe ser $100 y ellos establecen sus propias metas de vuelta (¡pregúnteles)!
4. ¡Comparte, comparte, comparte! ¡Comparte esto con tu familia, amigos y trabajo!
¡¡Vamos ACA!! 🏃‍♂️

LCAP: Necesitamos su opinión: en preparación para nuestro próximo LCAP (Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local), nos gustaría recibir su opinión para establecer objetivos, planificar acciones y aprovechar recursos para mejorar los resultados de los estudiantes en ACA.

¿Qué cree que se puede continuar/añadir/modificar a los programas existentes que mejorarían el crecimiento/rendimiento de los estudiantes? Tómese un momento para reflexionar y completar la encuesta adjunta.
Enlace de la encuesta: Encuesta familiar

La guerra de monedas terminará el viernes Los estudiantes tendrán una competencia amistosa hasta el 29 de marzo para recaudar dinero para nuestra red familiar. Los equipos son Primaria y Secundaria, Primaria e Intermedia. ¡El equipo ganador recibirá un regalo! ¡Los líderes actuales son los estudiantes de primaria! Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información.

¡¡¡MARCA TU CALENDARIO!!!

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 en ACA/Mira Vista Park
5 de abril Viaje de estudios intermedio – S.F. ciudad china
5 de abril Día de Carreras de MS: experiencia en el campus
11 de abril MS (grupo pequeño) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms
Reunión del Consejo Estatutario del 11 de abril a las 4 p. m. (todos son bienvenidos)
12 de abril Reunión de FN a las 3 p. m. (todos son bienvenidos)
15-19 de abril No hay clases – Vacaciones de primavera
25 de abril Viaje de estudios de primaria – Black Diamond Mines
¡Semana de la Feria del Libro del 6 al 10 de mayo!
8 de mayo Noche de los jóvenes autores
9 de mayo MS (grupo pequeño) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS ESCOLARES EN CURSO

¡Fútbol! Contamos con un equipo de fútbol masculino y femenino. ¡Ven a los juegos y anímalos! Calendario de fútbol masculino y femenino de ACA y ACA II (todos los juegos en los campos de fútbol James Donlon – 801 James Donlon Blvd, Antioch):

*Miércoles 3 de abril: ACA vs. Park: niñas a las 3:30 / niños a las 4:30

*Miércoles 10 de abril: ACA vs. Orchard: niñas a las 3:30 / niños a las 4:30

*Miércoles 17 de abril: ACA vs. Dallas Ranch: niñas a las 3:30 / niños a las 4:30

*Miércoles 24 de abril: ACA vs. Black Diamond: niñas a las 3:30 / niños a las 4:30

*Miércoles 1 de mayo: ACA vs. Antioch: niñas a las 3:30 / niños a las 4:30

Eliminatorias (si clasifica):
Ronda 1: lunes 6 de mayo
Ronda 2 – Martes 7 de mayo
Campeonato – jueves 9 de mayo
Todos los partidos de playoffs a las 3:30 o 4:30

Las evaluaciones sumativas Smarter Balanced y el CAST son pruebas en línea que miden lo que su estudiante de 3.º a 8.º grado sabe o puede lograr. Será extremadamente importante que los estudiantes lleguen a tiempo y bien descansados durante estos meses de pruebas. Ayude a su estudiante a tener éxito al no planificar viajes o citas durante los tiempos de exámenes.