Primary Weekly Newsletter!
April 22-26, 2024

Parent Messages

 

Book Fair – We are having a Scholastic Book Fair April 22-26.  The book fair is in the Poppy Hall building and open for shopping from 9-3:30 each day this week as well as during Young Author’s night Thursday from 5:30-7:00.  If you are interested in helping at the book fair, sign up for a time slot at this link:

Questions email dgreene@antiochcharteracademy.org

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0444A9AF23A5F58-48561919-book

 

Family Network Board Annual Ice Cream Social and Elections on Wed 4/24! – Right after school on Wednesday at 3PM, ALL families are invited to stay for ice cream at the picnic tables. This is also our Family Network Spring General Meeting, when we vote in our new board members. We would like to have as many people as possible there. Set a reminder and save the date!

 

Young Author’s Night 4/25 – On Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-7:00 PM is our version of an Open House called Young Author’s Night.  Families are invited to stop by the classroom so your child can show you the story they wrote and demonstrate their favorite classroom jobs. As a thank you to all the families for their help volunteering this year, the Family Network Board and school will provide pizza and cake during Young Authors Night, free of charge. Please stop by in the courtyard and grab dinner for your family and celebrate all the hard work that goes into making our school amazing!

 

Silent Auction Raffle Basket Donations Needed! – Our annual silent auction is back on Friday May 3rd. We are in need of a few more donations for raffle baskets! If you would like to donate to our silent auction, you can help us out by donating items for one of our three themed raffle baskets: Summer, Movies, or Sports. Please bring items you are donating to the office by Friday April 26th.

 

Walk-a-Thon Packets – All donations must be returned to school in the Walk-a-Thon envelope (or online via your 99Pledges page) by noon on Friday, April 26th in order to earn you raffle entries.   Remember that each grade level (Primary, Elementary, Intermediate and Middle) can earn a Root Beer float party if 60% of students collect donations and a Pizza Party if 70% of students collect donations.

 

Memory Book! – We are getting down to the wire on making our Memory Book. Upper grade students have been helping create the book in an elective all year long. But they need additional help with photos. If you have any photos from this year, please submit them asap!

You can email them to: ACA2MemoryBook@antiochcharteracademy.org OR upload them to our Google Drive using this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1S4megJFKo5esr3bRgm_xdDxV1M7Jvn7g?usp=sharing

 

Cover Designs

Our covers each year are designed by students. Any young artist may submit a design for the cover. The top 5 will be voted on by the student body to see which one will be the cover for this year! Please draw on a 8.5″ by 11″ unlined paper. Include their name, age and teacher on the back. The theme this year is “Sports and Friendships.” Cover designs are due by Friday, April 26th. 

Celebrate your 8th Grader! 

Families of 8th grade students can celebrate their graduation by placing an “ad” for their student for $12. It will consist of a one photo and a message to their student. Please have these submitted by Friday, April 26th, for inclusion in the Memory Book. Form was sent home.

 

We have tried to keep the price low for our families but with increased printing costs in the last few years, we had to do a small increase in the purchase price. Part of how we keep the price low is from having sponsors for the Memory Book. If you would like to donate to the fund or know of a business that would like to sponsor our Memory Book, please ask them to fill out the form and provide a copy of the ad they want to place to either the office or by email by May 3rd.

  • Ad for Grads due by April 26th
  • Cover Designs due by April 26th
  • Sponsorships due by May 3rd
  • ACA II Memory Book orders from due by May 10th
Upcoming Events

April 24 – Ice Cream Social 3 PM

Apr 25 – Young Authors Night 5:30-7

May 3 – Silent Auction

May 16 & 17 – School 8:15-11:00

Homework

Kindergarten – Reading Eggs 48&49

Mathseeds 31

TK – Reading Eggs 28

Mathseeds 27

Week in Review

We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. The week before break, students practiced reading and writing words with -og and -op.  They also learned the names for 3D shapes cube and sphere.  We added the sight word “got.”  Students continued working on their Young Author’s stories. On Friday, students made a line art with water over markers, made an octopus craft, drew an octopus and played hop scotch outside.

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.