Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 34, May 20, 2024

The end of the year is fast approaching and this time of year can get very busy. I want to remind you of some very important events coming soon. Our Concert on the Green will be May 21st at 6:00 pm. bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. Our Wonderful Wednesday Showcase will be held on Wednesday May 29th, doors open at 5:30pm. Don’t forget the end of the year party on the last day of school will start at noon up at the park!

Last but not least, don’t forget that this Friday, 5/24, is a minimum day and Monday, 5/27, is the Memorial Day holiday.  Have a great long weekend, come back ready to finish the year strong!

Shellie Arnst

Intermediate Teacher



Concert on the Green – on May 21st, starting at 6pm, come watch our music classes perform.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets!  There will be 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)


Update on Intermediate Classrooms – you may have noticed the PODS over by the garden.  The water damage from the broken fire sprinkler was significant enough that the carpets, walls, and some of the furniture will need to be replaced in the 3 classrooms.  We want to give a shout out to our Intermediate students as they demonstrate many of the Lifeskills, including flexibility & perseverance, during this time.  We are also thankful for our wonderful Intermediate teachers & staff, as they continue to bring their high quality of teaching to their students. Lastly, we want to thank the District employees who have been so helpful during this process.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Lots Happening!!! 

  • 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 are Almost Done! 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 Are Now Full but you can still get on the Waitlist!  Call the office if you would like to put your student(s) on the list!

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!!


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/Carpool


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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Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 34, 20 de mayo de 2024

El fin de año se acerca rápidamente y esta época del año puede estar muy ocupada. Quiero recordarles algunos eventos muy importantes que se avecinan próximamente. Nuestro Concierto en el Green será el 21 de mayo a las 6:00 pm. traiga sus sillas de jardín o una manta. Nuestra maravillosa exhibición de los miércoles se llevará a cabo el miércoles 29 de mayo y las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30 p. m. ¡No olvides que la fiesta de fin de año el último día de clases comenzará al mediodía en el parque!
Por último, pero no menos importante, no olvide que este viernes 24/5 es un día mínimo y el lunes 27/5 es el feriado del Día de los Caídos. ¡Que tengas un excelente fin de semana largo, regresa listo para terminar el año con fuerza!
Shelly Arnst
Profesor Intermedio


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! ¡Habrá un Food Truck disponible para la cena! ¡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)

Actualización sobre las aulas intermedias: es posible que haya notado los PODS junto al jardín. El daño por agua causado por el rociador contra incendios roto fue lo suficientemente significativo como para que sea necesario reemplazar las alfombras, las paredes y algunos muebles en los 3 salones de clases. Queremos felicitar a nuestros estudiantes de nivel intermedio porque demuestran muchas de las habilidades para la vida, incluidas la flexibilidad y la perseverancia, durante este tiempo. También estamos agradecidos por nuestros maravillosos maestros y personal de nivel intermedio, ya que continúan brindando su alta calidad de enseñanza a sus estudiantes.

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

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 ya casi están listas! 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.

Las inscripciones al STEAM Camp ya están completas, ¡pero aún puedes inscribirte en la lista de espera! ¡Llame a la oficina si desea incluir a su(s) estudiante(s) en la lista!
Cancelaciones: Infórmenos INMEDIATAMENTE si ya no puede asistir durante una semana, para que podamos ofrecer su lugar a los estudiantes en la lista de espera.
Padres: si desean venir al campamento y ser voluntarios durante estas semanas, ¡háganoslo saber! ¡¡Ustedes siempre son una gran adición!!

Anuario 2023-24: ¡Hacer pedidos es fácil! Primero, vaya a, haga clic en “COMPRAR UN ANUARIO”. Ingrese nuestro código de acceso de la escuela: 101506720561403. Aquí hay un enlace con un video de instrucciones para ayudarlo:

Consejo Estatutario: El Consejo Estatutario es nuestra junta directiva. La junta se reúne normalmente el segundo jueves del mes a las 4 p.m. Consulte el calendario para conocer la fecha y hora de la próxima reunión o llame a la oficina al 925-755-7311 para confirmar. Estas reuniones están abiertas al público – ¡todos son bienvenidos!


La Red Familiar de ACA está formada por adultos de ACA que se ofrecen como voluntarios para recaudar fondos y eventos sociales para el enriquecimiento de nuestros niños. El dinero que recaudamos regresa a nuestra escuela para viajes de estudio, actividades familiares, asambleas y útiles escolares. Si tiene un hijo/nieto/sobrina/sobrino/hijo adoptivo, etc. en ACA, ¡únase a nosotros y ayude a marcar la diferencia!