Antioch Charter Academy


Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 35, May 28, 2024

Hello ACA families!

School is almost out!  With a few short weeks to go, teachers and students are wrapping up curriculum, state testing, and getting ready for all of the fun things that the end of the year brings.  Please be reminded that even though the sun is out and vacation is calling, school is still in session and it is important for kids to attend every day on time.

Be on the look-out below for dates and times of fun end of the year activities!

We are almost there!


Mrs. Hummel




Showcase of the Arts – this Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm, come to campus and celebrate with your student(s) all they have accomplished this year during their Wednesday Enrichment classes. This is an open house type of setting.  There will be a food truck available (see attachment) for dinner too!  This is a big event for your student(s), so show them you care by showing up!

Below is a new updated program schedule for this year’s Showcase of the Arts on Wed. May 29!

5:30 – Gates Open! Art, Pottery & PE Activities

Come browse the art galleries, play PE games in the park, and grab some

dinner at the Azteca Street Tacos food truck!

(Art in portables Room 10 & 11)

6:00 – Personal Safety + Belt Ceremony (Black top)

All groups meet on blacktop for a skill demonstration and belt award ceremony.

6:45 – Drums Demonstration (Black top)

Groups A, B, C, and D stay on blacktop for a big all-school percussion performance.

7:00 – All Groups Ukulele (Blacktop)

Groups will then perform what they’ve learned on ukulele, together.

7:15 – Games + Art Pick Up

Pick up your art projects and play any PE games you missed!

8:00 – DONE! Thank you everyone!

❤️ Volunteer for Set Up / Take Down! ❤️

Looking for a couple more hours to add to your tally before the year wraps up? We would love a couple of family volunteers to help set up activities or take them down at the end of the event.

Let us know in this Form!

Excited to see you all for a night of celebrating all of our students’ Enrichment achievements!

~Mr. Abe

Art Enrichment Instructor


End of the Year Picnic – on Friday, June 7th we will have our annual picnic with ACA II at Mira Vista Park (park next to campus).  This event will take place from 12-2pm, and includes food trucks, face painting, and games.  So bring your chairs/blankets and a picnic lunch (or purchase from food trucks) and come enjoy a few hours with friends and family at the park.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Lots Happening!!! 

  • 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

  • June 7       ACA & ACA II End of the Year Picnic at Mira Vista Park (park next door) – 12pm



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!

ACA Family Network Survey: Please help us by taking a moment to complete this survey.

Your feedback will help better our ACA Family Network community and the ACA experience, overall.

Please click this link to get to the survey:

Thank you for supporting our school community!

We look forward to working with you next year!


Ayúdenos tomándose un momento para completar esta encuesta. Sus comentarios ayudarán a mejorar nuestra comunidad de ACA Family Network y la experiencia de ACA en general.

Haga clic en este enlace para acceder a la encuesta:

¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra comunidad escolar!

¡Esperamos trabajar con usted el próximo año!

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 35, 28 de mayo de 2024

¡Hola familias de ACA!

¡La escuela casi termina!   Faltando unas pocas semanas, los maestros y estudiantes están concluyendo el plan de estudios, los exámenes estatales y preparándose para todas las cosas divertidas que trae el fin de año.   Recuerde que aunque sale el sol y se acercan las vacaciones, la escuela todavía está en sesión y es importante que los niños asistan todos los días a tiempo.

¡Esté atento a las fechas y horarios de las divertidas actividades de fin de año a continuación!

¡Estamos casi alli!

señora hummel


Showcase of the Arts: este miércoles, a partir de las 5:30 p. m., venga al campus y celebre con su(s) estudiante(s) todo lo que han logrado este año durante sus clases de enriquecimiento de los miércoles. Este es un ambiente de tipo jornada de puertas abiertas.   ¡También habrá un camión de comida disponible (ver archivo adjunto) para la cena!   Este es un gran evento para sus estudiantes, ¡así que demuéstreles que se preocupa asistiendo!
A continuación se muestra un nuevo calendario actualizado para la Muestra de las Artes de este año el miércoles. ¡29 de mayo!

5:30 – ¡Puertas abiertas! Actividades de arte, cerámica y educación física
Ven a explorar las galerías de arte, juega juegos de educación física en el parque y toma algo.
¡Cena en el camión de comida Azteca Street Tacos!
(Arte en salones portátiles 10 y 11)

6:00 – Seguridad Personal + Ceremonia de Cinturones (Top negro)
Todos los grupos se reúnen en el asfalto para una demostración de habilidades y una ceremonia de entrega de cinturones.

6:45 – Demostración de batería (tapa negra)
Los grupos A, B, C y D permanecen en el asfalto para una gran actuación de percusión para toda la escuela.

7:00 – Todos los grupos Ukelele (Blacktop)
Luego, los grupos interpretarán juntos lo que han aprendido con el ukelele.

7:15 – Juegos + Recogida de arte
¡Recoge tus proyectos de arte y juega cualquier juego de educación física que te hayas perdido!

8:00 – ¡HECHO! ¡Gracias a todos!

¡Sea voluntario para montar/desmontar!
¿Busca un par de horas más para agregar a su cuenta antes de que termine el año? Nos encantaría que un par de familiares voluntarios nos ayudaran a organizar las actividades o a realizarlas al final del evento.
¡Háganos saber en este formulario!

¡Estoy emocionado de verlos a todos en una noche para celebrar todos los logros de Enriquecimiento de nuestros estudiantes!
~Sr. abe
Instructor de enriquecimiento artístico

Picnic de fin de año: el viernes 7 de junio tendremos nuestro picnic anual con ACA II en Mira Vista Park (parque al lado del campus).   Este evento se llevará a cabo de 12 a 2 p.m. e incluye camiones de comida, pintura de caras y juegos.   Así que traiga sus sillas/mantas y un almuerzo tipo picnic (o cómprelo en camiones de comida) y venga a disfrutar de unas horas con amigos y familiares en el parque.

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

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
7 de junio Picnic de fin de año de ACA y ACA II en el parque Mira Vista (parque al lado) – 12 p.m.


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 el código de acceso de nuestra 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!