Antioch Charter Academy


May 13    Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 33, May 13, 2024

Hello ACA Families!

         It is that time of year again where our students get to show off their amazing talents in the arts! Our Students have been working hard all year to advance their skills through a variety of art mediums, choreographed dances, Personal Safety, and worldly music. Now you have the opportunity to see it in action!

         As you all know, the Arts are something we hold dear to us at ACA because of how important they are in the positive development of our students. The motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills. Talking about art provides opportunities to learn how to use descriptive words and how to express the variety of feelings that come with different emotions. Art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and shows students how to interpret, criticize, and become smart consumers in a world filled with logos. Teaching children to recognize that an artist or designer makes a choice while portraying a subject, can help kids understand the concept that what they see may not always be accurate, but rather someone’s interpretation of reality.

Our program is designed to build self confidence and foster a lifelong love for learning.  Please join us and support our lifelong learners at the Concert on the Green this Tuesday, May 21st, and for the Show Case of the Arts on May 29th, and be amazed at all of our talented students.

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Stahler

Senior Executive Assistant


Concert on the Green – on May 21st, starting at 6pm, come watch our music classes perform.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets!  There is a Food Truck available for dinner!  See attached flyers for details and menu!

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 13      Minimum Day – dismiss at 12pm

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

  • May 21      Concert on the 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.

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 FULL

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.

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 –

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


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.

Resources For Families:   Parent Resources


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 Antioquía13 de mayo Día Mínimo – salida a las 12 p.m.Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 33, 13 de mayo de 2024

¡Hola familias de ACA!

¡Es esa época del año nuevamente en la que nuestros estudiantes pueden mostrar sus increíbles talentos en las artes! Nuestros estudiantes han estado trabajando duro durante todo el año para mejorar sus habilidades a través de una variedad de medios artísticos, bailes coreografiados, seguridad personal y música mundana. ¡Ahora tienes la oportunidad de verlo en acción!
Como todos saben, las artes son algo que apreciamos en ACA debido a lo importantes que son en el desarrollo positivo de nuestros estudiantes. Los movimientos involucrados en la creación de arte, como sostener un pincel o garabatear con un crayón, son esenciales para el desarrollo de las habilidades motoras finas. Hablar sobre arte brinda oportunidades para aprender a usar palabras descriptivas y a expresar la variedad de sentimientos que conllevan diferentes emociones. La educación artística fortalece las habilidades de resolución de problemas y pensamiento crítico y muestra a los estudiantes cómo interpretar, criticar y convertirse en consumidores inteligentes en un mundo lleno de logotipos. Enseñar a los niños a reconocer que un artista o diseñador toma una decisión al representar un tema puede ayudarlos a comprender el concepto de que lo que ven puede no siempre ser exacto, sino más bien la interpretación de la realidad por parte de alguien.
Nuestro programa está diseñado para desarrollar la confianza en uno mismo y fomentar un amor por el aprendizaje de por vida. Únase a nosotros y apoye a nuestros estudiantes permanentes en el Concierto en el Green este martes 21 de mayo y en el Show Case of the Arts el 29 de mayo, y sorpréndase con todos nuestros talentosos estudiantes.

Los mejores deseos,

Sra. Stahler
Asistente ejecutivo sénior


Concierto en el Green: el 21 de mayo, a partir de las 6 p. m., venga a ver nuestras clases de música. ¡Traiga sus sillas de jardín o mantas! ¡Hay un Food Truck disponible para cenar! ¡Vea los folletos adjuntos para obtener detalles y menú!

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!!!

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 Concierto en el Green a las 6 p.m. (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.