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 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 -2023 FNB Officers
Tracy has been involved at ACAII since her daughter was in Primary. She now has students in 5th, 2nd and Primary and a little one at home. Tracy works part-time as a financial advisor and also enjoys biking, reading, and working out. On breaks and weekends, she likes planning trips to new places or fixing stuff around the house.
Co-Chair: Jessyca Barney
Jessyca’s family has been a part of our community since her daughter started in Primary, seven years ago. This is her fifth year volunteering for the Family Network Board. She also works with a team to create the Memory Book for the school. When not doing work for the school, she is usually working on her novels or gaming with her family.
Secretary: Rebecca Christensen
Rebecca has been involved at ACAII since her son entered kindergarten in 2011. She has served on the board several times, in the roles of secretary and co-chair. Her kids are currently in 11th and 7th grade. She loves to spend her summers camping and kayaking. Rebecca also loves to cook, and recently taught herself to crochet.
Treasurer: Andrea Clark
Andrea has three of her daughters at ACAII, and the eldest a recent graduate, now in high school. She has served on the Family Network Board for four years in various positions. She works in marketing for a women’s expo company and also has an Etsy page. She loves swimming, beach days, crafting, and reality TV.
Social Coordinator: Jes Seaman
This will be Jes’s sixth year at ACAII and third year on FNB. She also volunteers for the Memory Book team, building a majority of the pages. Jes works at Four Star Gymnastics Academy in Antioch, where she often runs into Cheetah families. Her hobbies include making and creating, photography, gardening, and collecting pens and paper.
This is Niki’s first year in FNB but you probably saw her a lot on campus last year. She has 4 kids at the school spanning from 6th to kinder and a high schooler at home. She is a swim coach and gym manager at Solar Swim & Gym just down the road and has a passion for creating things and working with children.
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
(GSF) TBA – Spirit Wear, Fall ACAII Merchandise – Ongoing
(GSF) 9/23/19 – 10-11/19 – Fun Pasta, Catalog Sales
GSF TBA – Chili’s, Family Dine Out
BFT 1/27 – 2/19/19 – World’s Finest Chocolate Sales, Candy Bar Sales
(GSF) TBA – MOD Pizza, Family Dine Out
(GSF) 10/21/19 – 11/04/19 – Scrip Gift Cards, Gift Card Sales (holiday timing!)
GSF TBA – Parent Paint Nite, Parent Nite Out (Valentine)
GSF TBA – Chuck E Cheese – Fall Family Night Out, Minimum Week
GSF 11/20 – 12/9/2020 – See’s Candy, Holiday Sales
GSF 3/2 – 3/13/20 – See’s Candy – Spring holiday Sales
GSF 3/30/20 – 4/20/20 – Spirit Wear – Summer ACAII Merchandise
BFT TBA – Family & Friends Bowl, Delta Bowl
GSF TBA – Chipotle, Family Dine Out
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.
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!
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.
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!