Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 32, May 6, 2024

As the weather gets warmer, we are sending this reminder to our wonderful families to help us (please) by making sure your student is dressed appropriately for school.  Here is our School Dress Code which is found on page 17 in the Family Handbook:


1.  It is our policy that all students shall attend school dressed in a manner which is clean, and in no way hazardous to the safety or health of themselves or others.

2. Students shall be permitted to attend school dressed in a manner that does not disrupt teaching and/or learning.

3. Students shall wear footwear appropriate for school activities at all times. Closed-toed shoes with straps are required for recess. Athletic shoes are required for PE.

4. Breasts, genitals, and buttocks must be covered by opaque fabric.  You should be able to draw a line from one armpit to the other and have anything below those points be covered by fabric.  Clothing must have two straps.

5. Students who fail to maintain these standards may be withheld from instruction and shall be required to correct the condition found to be hazardous to safety or health, or disruptive to teaching and/or learning.

The following types of clothing are considered inappropriate for school and not considered acceptable attire for a school/work atmosphere:

  • Bare midriff apparel

  • Tube tops, halter tops

  • “See-through” clothing

  • High heels and strapless sandals

  • Sagging pants that impede walking

  • Exposed undergarments between top and bottom clothing

  • Crocs during PE

  • Logos, images, or text promoting violence, alcohol/drugs, hate speech, profanity, gang affiliation, or sexualization of others

We acknowledge that modesty is a matter of perspective, and ask that students and parents consider “appropriate attire” as workplace attire, as school is the student’s workplace.

Mr. Fuller


SOCCER PLAYOFFS…WOOT! WOOT! – The ACAs Girls made it into the playoffs.  Come out on Tuesday, May 7th and support the team as they take on Orchard Park at James Donlon, on Field 1 at 4:15 pm.

The Book Fair is Here! May 6 – 10, 2024 in the Multi-use Room!


Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri:

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wed: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shop online April 12 – May 10 at

The book fair provides many opportunities for volunteer hours: set up, take down, sales at the fair, donate snacks for Young Author’s Night, etc. Go to  to claim your spot!

Parent Appreciation Brunch – May 22nd from 8:15a-9a in the MU room.  Come enjoy a light brunch, and let the students/staff show you how much we appreciate YOU! (see attached flyer)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Lots Happening!!! 

  • May 6-10    Book Fair Week!

  • May 8        Young Author’s Night – Whole School Celebration starting at 6pm

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

  • May 13      Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm

  • May 16      MS (Whole Class) Experiential Learning – Harvest Family Farms

  • May 21      Music on the Not so Green @ 6pm (Music Classes Perform)

  • May 22      Parent Appreciation Brunch – 8:15am

  • May 23-24  Minimum Days – dismiss at 12pm

  • May 27      No School – Memorial Day

  • May 29      Showcase of the Arts (Wednesday Enrichment Classes Showcased)

  • May 31      8th Grade Trip

  • June 5       8th Grade Graduation

  • June 7       Last day of school – minimum day


The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and the CAST Has Started! 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.






















STEAM Camp Sign Ups – SPOTS ARE ALMOST FULL: Please join us this summer for our STEAM Camp and our new 6th-8th grade Leadership Camp! We will be hosting 6 free sessions this year, with the last session hosted at ACAII. This summer camp is for our currently enrolled students. Our goal is to get students inspired to learn through fun, hands-on activities!

The Camp’s main programming will take place from 8a-12p and from 12 – 4pm, the camp will be focused on recreation participation, not competition, with an emphasis on learning, fun, teamwork, being involved, and having new experiences. Half Days are from 8am-12pm and Full Days are from 8am-4pm.

Session 1 American Gladiator week = 6/17 – 6/21 (No Camp on 6/19 holiday)

Session 2 Monster Mash week = 6/24 – 6/28

Session 3 Man v. Wild week = 7/8 – 7/12

Session 4 ACA’s Got Talent = 7/15 – 7/19

Session 5 Iron Chef Week = 7/22 – 7/26

Session 6 offered at ACAII (1201 W. 10th St.) = 7/29 – 8/2

***NEW*** Leadership Camp: For 6th – 8th grade students only:

Leadership Camp is designed to empower and inspire our students to become confident, capable leaders in our school and communities. The camp focuses on developing key leadership skills such as communication, teamwork, decision-making, and problem-solving. During camp, students will participate in a variety of activities and workshops that challenge them to step out of their comfort zones and take on leadership roles. These activities may include team-building exercises, outdoor adventure challenges, public speaking practice, and leading STEAM camp activities.

Spaces are limited, so please indicate the week(s) you are interested in, and either half or full day options. We will send out a confirmation to you in May, letting you know if you got in! Be sure to complete the registration paperwork that will be emailed to you prior to your session.

Cancellations: Please let us know IMMEDIATELY if you are no longer able to attend a week, so we can offer your spot to the students on the waiting list.

Parents – if you would like to come out to camp and volunteer during these weeks, please let us know! You guys are always a great addition!!

Sign Up here –

We look forward to having more fun with our ACA students this summer!!

2023-24 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: 

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: 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

Family Network Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed

Want to help, but not sure where to start???  Sign up on TrackItForward to find out how you can help!!!

Contact the ACA Family Network if you have any questions!

  Popcorn Fridays Volunteers Always 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: 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!


  • 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!!


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 32, 6 de mayo de 2024

A medida que el clima se vuelve más cálido, enviamos este recordatorio a nuestras maravillosas familias para que nos ayuden (por favor) asegurándonos de que su estudiante esté vestido apropiadamente para la escuela. Aquí está nuestro Código de vestimenta escolar que se encuentra en la página 17 del Manual familiar:

1. Es nuestra política que todos los estudiantes asistan a la escuela vestidos de manera limpia y de ninguna manera peligrosa para la seguridad o la salud de ellos mismos o de los demás.
2. A los estudiantes se les permitirá asistir a la escuela vestidos de una manera que no interrumpa la enseñanza y/o el aprendizaje.
3. Los estudiantes deberán usar calzado apropiado para las actividades escolares en todo momento. Se requieren zapatos cerrados con correas para el recreo. Se requieren zapatos deportivos para educación física.
4. Los senos, genitales y nalgas deben estar cubiertos por tela opaca. Debería poder dibujar una línea de una axila a la otra y cubrir con tela todo lo que esté debajo de esos puntos. La ropa debe tener dos tirantes.
5. Los estudiantes que no cumplan con estos estándares podrán ser excluidos de la instrucción y se les exigirá que corrijan la condición que se considere peligrosa para la seguridad o la salud, o perjudicial para la enseñanza y/o el aprendizaje.

Los siguientes tipos de ropa se consideran inapropiados para la escuela y no se consideran vestimenta aceptable para un ambiente escolar/trabajo:
Ropa de abdomen desnudo
Tops de tubo, tops sin mangas
Ropa “transparente”
Tacones altos y sandalias sin tirantes.
Pantalones caídos que impiden caminar
Ropa interior expuesta entre la ropa superior e inferior.
Crocs durante la educación física
Logotipos, imágenes o textos que promuevan la violencia, el alcohol/drogas, el discurso de odio, la blasfemia, la afiliación a pandillas o la sexualización de otros.

Reconocemos que la modestia es una cuestión de perspectiva y pedimos que los estudiantes y los padres consideren la “vestimenta apropiada” como vestimenta para el lugar de trabajo, ya que la escuela es el lugar de trabajo del estudiante.
Sr. Fuller


PLAYOFFS DE FÚTBOL… ¡WOOT! ¡GUAU! – Las ACAs Girls llegaron a los playoffs. Ven el martes 7 de mayo y apoya al equipo cuando se enfrenten a Orchard Park en James Donlon, en el Campo 1 a las 4:15 p.m.

¡La Feria del Libro ya está aquí! ¡Del 6 al 10 de mayo de 2024 en el salón de usos múltiples!
Lunes, martes, jueves y viernes:
11:45 – 13:30
14:30 – 15:30
Miércoles: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
13:30 – 14:30
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Compre en línea del 12 de abril al 10 de mayo en
La feria del libro ofrece muchas oportunidades para realizar horas de voluntariado: montaje, desmontaje, ventas en la feria, donación de refrigerios para la Noche de Autores Jóvenes, etc. ¡Vaya a para reclamar su lugar!

Brunch de agradecimiento a los padres: 22 de mayo de 8:15 a. m. a 9 a. m. en el salón MU. ¡Ven a disfrutar de un brunch ligero y deja que los estudiantes y el personal te muestren cuánto te apreciamos! (ver folleto adjunto)

MARCA TU CALENDARIO – ¡¡¡Están sucediendo muchas cosas!!!

¡Semana de la Feria del Libro del 6 al 10 de mayo!
8 de mayo Noche de autores jóvenes: celebración de toda la escuela a partir de las 6 p. m.
9 de mayo MS (grupo pequeño) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms
13 de mayo Día Mínimo – salida a las 12 p.m.
16 de mayo MS (clase completa) Aprendizaje experiencial – Harvest Family Farms
21 de mayo Música en Not so Green @ 6pm (Actuación de clases de música)
22 de mayo Brunch de agradecimiento a los padres – 8:15 a.m.
23-24 de mayo Días mínimos: salida a las 12 p.m.
27 de mayo No hay clases – Día de los Caídos
29 de mayo Muestra de las artes (se exhiben las clases de enriquecimiento de los miércoles)
31 de mayo Viaje de octavo grado
5 de junio Graduación de 8vo grado
7 de junio Último día de clases – día mínimo


¡Las evaluaciones sumativas Smarter Balanced y el CAST han comenzado! 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.