Family Network

Welcome to the Family Network Board (FNB) Page! Here you will find information on the roles and responsibilities of the FNB, as well as a calendar of events.

The mission of the Antioch Charter Academies is to facilitate academic and personal growth of TK8th grade students of all socioeconomic levels and ethnic backgrounds. ACA enables 21st century students to become literate, selfmotivated, 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, braincompatible teaching, and multiage groupings with small class sizes.

The Family Network Board’s missions is to offer support to ACAII Families and the school community. We strive to encourage communication and teamwork among teachers, parents, administrators, and sister campuses. The FNB also promotes activities that will enrich the learning experience of ACAII students. The FNB raises funds for these activities and to supplement the school budget.

We are proud of the diversity of students and families in the Cheetah family, and welcome anyone from any background, to take part in the Family Network Board. If you work full-time in an office or full-time raising a family, your experience and commitment is needed!

Membership:

Persons eligible for General Membership are all school staff, parents, relatives, and guardians of students attending Antioch Charter Academy II. Officers are selected by nomination from any member of the FNB General Membership. 

Officer’s terms are for one (1) year, beginning May 15th through May 14th

Have a question for the Family Network Board?  Please email acaiifnb@gmail.com

2019 -2020 FNB Officers

Annu Fuentes – Chairperson 

Contact Annu: acaiichair@gmail.com

This is Annu’s third year on the Family Network Board and first year serving as Chair. She has served as Social Coordinator for the past two school years. Annu has been with Antioch Charter Academy II in some capacity since 2008, including a former teacher in the Primary and Elementary programs. Currently, she is substituting for the school and a proud mom of two ACA II students (TK and 2nd grade). She has served on many boards in the past with the most recent being Membership Vice President for the MOMS Club of Antioch. Annu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education from Humboldt State University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential From CSU East Bay.  

Adriana Solario – Co-Chairperson 

Contact Adriana: apelayo81@comcast.net 

This is Adriana’s second year on the ACAII Family Network Board, and her first year as Co-Chair. She also serves as the Lunch Time Supervisor at ACAII for the second year in a row. She is a proud mother of two little Cheetahs – a Kindergartener and a 3rd grader. Adriana is a full time Mom and part time Cosmetologist at the JCPenney Salon for 11yrs.

Sharron Scott – Secretary 

Contact Sharron: acaiisecretary@gmail.com

This is Sharron’s first year serving as an Officer on the FNB and her child’s third year at ACAII. Mrs. Scott is a proud mother of four (27, 24, 14, 7) and has a passion for service. She has served on both non-profit and governing boards in the past, and has over 20 years of experience as a Director, Program Manager, and Capture Manager in the education, government, and private sectors proudly built on her talent for developing strong relationships and strong communication skills. Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Azusa Pacific University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Early Education.

Susan Cano – Treasurer 

Contact Susan: acaiitreasurer@gmail.com 

This is Susan’s 2nd year on the Family Network Board serving as Treasurer. Susan has been an Antioch Charter Academy II parent since 2010 and has 2 children attending ACA II (1st and 8th grade). She has participated on many previous school teams and has a passion in being involved in her children’s school any way she can. Her professional background is in Operations Management and Accounting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from CSU East Bay.

Brandi Lopez – School Volunteer Coordinator 

Contact Brandi: acaiivolunteer@gmail.com

This is Brandi’s first year serving on the FNB and her first time serving as a member of a board. She has held management positions in the past and has recently returned to school to pursue an AA in Computer Science. She has two children attending ACAII and has been a part of the ACAII family for 5 years. Previously, Brandi as Lunch Time Supervisor and knows many of the students. She loves getting to know the students and is thankful our school gives parents so many opportunities to volunteer. She is excited to be serving as Volunteer Coordinator this year and can’t wait to work with the great team we have this term.

Maria Strock and Ashley Rice – Fundraising and Co-Fundraising Coordinators

Contact Fundraising: acaiifundraising@gmail.com

Maria is a proud parent of an ACAII student in first grade and has previous experience serving on a Non-Profit Board. Her skill set includes; changing her baby’s diapers, food vending machines and Personal Nurse. She is a full-time student at LMC and has worked in the private sector for the last 10 years as an Events Coordinator, Account Manager and Field Operator. She loves working on teams and has a passion for kids. Some of her likes are going to the gym, food, being outdoors, fun events, good company and great humor. 

Ashley is a proud parent of two ACAII students, one in 3rd grade and another whose started Kindergarten this year. This is her first year on the FNB and enjoys serving on the Fundraising team. She also serves as a Pupil Supervisor at ACAII. “Community” is very important to Ashley and what drives her to be so involved in the school. Helping parents and students are her passions.

Sara Wall and Jillian Broussard – Social and Co-Social Coordinators

Contact Sarah: sarafye1229@gmail.com

This is Sara’s first year serving as the Social Coordinator on the Family Network Board. Her son is currently in his third year in the Cheetah Family. Uniquely, Sara herself attended the campus during her own middle school years! Sara received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University and is currently filling her days raising her two children and pursuing her photography passion.

Contact Jill: Jillbbroussard0228@gmail.com

This is Jillian’s first year serving on the FNB. She has two children attending ACA II, one 1st and the other in 2nd grade. Before she became a parent at ACA II she was a Pastry Chef/Baker in the Bay Area, trained at The California Culinary Academy of San Francisco. She is currently a stay at home mom. 

FNB Teams

Fundraising:

FNB Fundraising Committee strives to organize fundraisers that are easy, fun, and provide something that the community wants. In turn, funds are used to enhance our student’s ACAII experience and academic support and support the work of the faculty.

The Family Network Board (FNB) holds annual fundraising events to raise funds for ACAII student Big Field Trips (BFT) and the General School Fund (GSF).

In recent years, FNB funds have contributed to…

Big Field Trips (BFT:)

Big Field Trips are offsite, often overnight or week long trips for students and families to participate in. Funds are raised through events hosted by ACAII that have a cost of $100 or more or, an overnight trip. Recently we have travelled to Washington, DC (hosted every three years) and to Alliance Redwoods for our Outdoor Education module.

  • Families use the fundraising money they raise to set aside and use to cover or reduce/pay down costs for BFT’S for their ACAII student.
  • Fundraised monies are held in individual family (Name) accounts
  • Families with more than one student enrolled, unused funds in their family accounts rollover annually until the last member of the family graduates from ACAII. 
  • Graduated ACAII students (those who are attending high school) can attend ACAII’s BFTs and use funds in their family account to pay down costs. Families simply notify the FNB Treasurer or Fundraising team during the child’s last year attending ACAII of your intent (8th Grade) 
  • Balances not used prior to graduation can be “donated” to another ACAII family/ies’ account of your choice
  • Unused or non-donated balances are transferred into the school’s General Fund after graduation. Balances cannot be withdrawn nor cashed out back to families at any point in time.
  • We strongly suggest primary families participate in BFT Fundraising to get an early start on their individual fund.

Family Network General School Fund (GSF):

All fundraising events not specified as BFT fundraisers are for ACAII Family Network General School Fund. These funds impact students directly throughout the year. Everyone should/is encouraged to participate.

  • General School Funds are used for ACAII’s yearly budget
  • FNB Fundraising’s role helps close the gap in the line items & ‘extras’ in our school budget
  • GSF budget line items include 

 

    • Classroom money allocation for each teacher and grade level 
    • Capital Improvements
    • Enrichment Supplies 
      • School garden and animal care
      • Project Lead the Way
      • Field Trips
      • Field Trip & College Scholarships 
    • Elective Material Fees
    • Personal Safety & Physical Education
    • Art & Pottery
    • Music – School Orchestra 
    • iLs –  Integrated Listening Systems, Primary Classes and “Booster” Grade Levels
    • Community Outreach Events
      • 2nd Cup, Back 2 School Bash, Birthday Celebrations, Campus Clean up, Graduation, Evening events such as PEP Meets and Meet and Greet

2019/2020 ACAII Fundraising Calendar

BFT – Big Field Trip       GSF – General School Fund

2019

2020

September

(GSF)  TBA – Spirit Wear, Fall ACAII Merchandise – Ongoing

(GSF)  9/23/19 – 10-11/19 – Fun Pasta, Catalog Sales

January

GSF TBA – Chili’s, Family Dine Out

BFT  1/27 – 2/19/19 – World’s Finest Chocolate Sales, Candy Bar Sales

October

(GSF) TBA  – MOD Pizza, Family Dine Out

(GSF) 10/21/19 – 11/04/19 – Scrip Gift Cards, Gift Card Sales (holiday timing!)

Febuary

GSF TBA – Parent Paint Nite, Parent Nite Out (Valentine)

Nov/Dec

GSF TBA – Chuck E Cheese – Fall Family Night Out, Minimum Week

GSF 11/20 – 12/9/2020 – See’s Candy,  Holiday Sales

March

GSF 3/2 – 3/13/20 – See’s Candy – Spring holiday Sales

GSF 3/30/20 – 4/20/20 – Spirit Wear – Summer ACAII Merchandise

April

BFT TBA – Family & Friends Bowl, Delta Bowl

GSF TBA – Chipotle, Family Dine Out

May  

GSF May TBA 2020 – Menchie’s Ice Cream, After School Frozen Yogurt Sales

 

Even More Everyday Ways To Raise Funds:

Shoparoo: is the free app that turns pictures of your receipts into cash donations for our school!

AmazonSmile FOUNDATION will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Add ANTIOCH CHARTER ACADEMY to your friends, family and personal Amazon prime account. 

BoxTops Fundraiser : EARN CASH FOR OUR SCHOOL! NO MORE CLIPPING. ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SMARTPHONE. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: You can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the store. Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. You do not need to clip or send Box Tops labels to school. Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated at BTFE.com. The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. 

Estimated Dates & Events are subject to change

We believe that parent participation in any amount is the foundation for our students’ success, and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Your donation is an investment in your child’s education at Antioch Charter Academy II. With the combined giving of the parent body plus school funding, we help our children achieve their fullest potential. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

We invite you to contribute your perspective, skill, and/or resources to help make ACAII stronger!

The FNB is a volunteer organization. Sometimes we run out of time and willing hands. We have many opportunities for you to get involved with school activities this year. You will find descriptions of some of these opportunities on SignUp Genius and add your name to different volunteer opportunities. 

Register here for a free account, then keep an eye out for notifications from our team: SignUp Genius Registration Link 

We also use TrackItForward as a way to log in your volunteer hours. It’s an easy and convenient way to ensure parents meet the requested 40 hours of volunteer work per year. If you haven’t registered or logged in hours for volunteer work you have already done, please sign up here: TrackItForward Volunteer Hours Link

Your ideas, energy, skills, and time are gratefully appreciated!

Social Committee:

At ACAII, our Social Committee’s mission is to enhance the social experience for our teachers, administrators, students and their families. There are multiple events that occur throughout the year with the effort to bring our community together.

Key Events:

Back to School Bash:  Friday, August 24, 2019

Ornament Exchange: Friday, November, 22nd 2019

Teacher Appreciation: Spring 2020, TBA

Stay tuned for information coming your way from the FNB throughout the year!

Antioch Charter Academy II

1201 W. 10th St., Antioch, CA

(925) 755-1252