Antioch Charter Academy


June 7   Last day of school – minimum day

Newsletter for Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS Stakeholders

 Volume 28, Issue 36, June 3, 2024

Dear ACA Families,


Thank you to Mrs. Olsen, Mrs. Burchett, Mrs. Tubbs, Mr. Abe Rodriguez, Coach MD, Professor Castro-Manner, Mr. Montgomery, Coach Milan, Coach Marsean, Mr. Jaffarzadeh, Mrs. Parmley,  Miss Godwin, Mr. Jackson, and all of the students, teachers, aides, and parents that supported the Showcase of our Enrichment Program last Wednesday night.


What an AMAZING event and tradition—to showcase the Arts program each year. ACA loves providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate student’s MI strengths in music, art, expression, and bodily-kinesthetics, as well as, an opportunity for students to show progress in one of our student outcomes (*Exhibit excitement, creativity, self-awareness, and participation in the Enrichment Program(s) and the Arts).


This Wednesday we will hold our 8th grade graduation at the Antioch Community Center.  Come out and hear the 8th grade speeches and celebrate our 8th grade graduates!


We end the school year on Friday at noon, but don’t forget to make time to attend the end of the year picnic at the park next to the school. The Family Network has planned an event worth attending. A time to relax together, laugh together, share a meal, play games, and reflect on an amazing school year.


Have a great last week of the 2023-2024 school year!  Enjoy the summer months! Those taking advantage of STEAM camp, enjoy those amazing weeks and we will see you August 21st!



Edna Heller, Co-Administrator



Spirit Week:

June 3, Monday-Anything But A Backpack Day

June 4, Tuesday-Sports Day

June 5, Wednesday-Wednesday Blue Shirt Day

June 6, Thursday-Pajama Day

June 7, Friday-Field Day


8th Grade Graduation – on Wednesday, June 5th at the Antioch Community Center (4703 Lone Tree Wy) at 4:30pm.  Come celebrate the 8th grade class!


Field Day Volunteers – On that Friday (6/7) from 8:15-12pm, the students will celebrate with a Field Day (see attachment).  We NEED VOLUNTEERS for this event! Please let the office know if you can volunteer or if you have any questions. Thank you!


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.  There will be no supervision at this event. Please walk your student up to the park once you pick them up from the carpool.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Lots Happening!!! 

  • 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

  • August 21  Welcome Back to School!



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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Academia Charter de Antioquía

7 de junio Último día de clases – día mínimo

Boletín informativo para las partes interesadas de Antioch Charter Academy/TLCS
Volumen 28, Número 36, 3 de junio de 2024

Estimadas familias de ACA,

Gracias a la Sra. Olsen, la Sra. Burchett, la Sra. Tubbs, el Sr. Abe Rodríguez, el entrenador MD, el profesor Castro-Manner, el Sr. Montgomery, el entrenador Milan, el entrenador Marsean, el Sr. Jaffarzadeh, la Sra. Parmley, la Srta. Godwin, el Sr. Jackson y todos los estudiantes, maestros, asistentes y padres que apoyaron la exhibición de nuestro programa de enriquecimiento el miércoles pasado por la noche.

Qué evento y tradición tan INCREÍBLE: mostrar el programa de artes cada año. A ACA le encanta brindarles a los estudiantes la oportunidad de demostrar sus fortalezas de MI en música, arte, expresión y cinestésica corporal, así como también una oportunidad para que los estudiantes demuestren progreso en uno de nuestros resultados estudiantiles (*Demostrar entusiasmo, creatividad, autoestima). concientización y participación en el(los) Programa(s) de Enriquecimiento y las Artes).

Este miércoles realizaremos nuestra graduación de octavo grado en el Centro Comunitario de Antioch. ¡Ven y escucha los discursos del octavo grado y celebra a nuestros graduados del octavo grado!

Terminamos el año escolar el viernes al mediodía, pero no olvides hacer tiempo para asistir al picnic de fin de año en el parque al lado de la escuela. Family Network ha planeado un evento al que vale la pena asistir. Un momento para relajarse juntos, reír juntos, compartir una comida, jugar y reflexionar sobre un año escolar increíble.

¡Que tengas una excelente última semana del año escolar 2023-2024! ¡Disfruta de los meses de verano! Aquellos que aprovechen el campamento STEAM, disfruten de esas increíbles semanas y ¡nos vemos el 21 de agosto!

Edna Heller, coadministradora


Semana del espíritu:
Lunes 3 de junio: día de todo menos la mochila
4 de junio, martes-día del deporte
5 de junio, miércoles-miércoles Día de la Camisa Azul
6 de junio, jueves-Día del Pijama
7 de junio, viernes-día de campo

Graduación de octavo grado: el miércoles 5 de junio en el Centro Comunitario de Antioch (4703 Lone Tree Wy) a las 4:30 p.m. ¡Ven a celebrar la clase de octavo grado!

Voluntarios del día de campo: ese viernes (6/7) de 8:15 a 12 p. m., los estudiantes celebrarán con un día de campo (ver archivo adjunto). ¡NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS para este evento! Informe a la oficina si puede ser voluntario o si tiene alguna pregunta. ¡Gracias!

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 campestre (o cómprelo en camiones de comida) y venga a disfrutar de unas horas con amigos y familiares en el parque. No habrá supervisión en este evento. Por favor acompañe a su estudiante hasta el parque una vez que lo recoja del vehículo compartido.

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

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.
21 de agosto ¡Bienvenidos de nuevo a la escuela!


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!

Encuesta de la red familiar de ACA: 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!