Connect Ed Message for July 21, 2016 sent by Mr. Childers
I would like to thank everyone who has made me feel so welcome. The emails and phone calls have been greatly appreciated. I recently met our PTO executive board and I was absolutely blown away with the level of support that this organization provides to Antioch Elementary. Please consider becoming actively involved in this organization and thank you if you are already participating.
I have made a change to the date for new family orientation. The new date is August, 18th. The orientation will begin at 4:00 pm and will end at 5:30 pm. During this orientation, families will receive a tour of the building, meet the principal and some of the staff, students will participate in activities while parents receive additional information about the school.
Parents will be contacted by their child's teacher on Wednesday, August 24th. I am excited to announce that open house has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 25th. Families with last names of A-K are invited to attend from 3:00pm - 4:30 pm. Families with last names L-Z are asked to attend from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. These times are suggestions and you may attend either session that meets your needs.
Kindergarten students will attend school on a staggered schedule during the first week of school. One of our Kindergarten Staff will inform you about your child's first day of school. Your child will only attend one day during the first week of school. All Kindergarten students will attend on Tuesday, September 6th.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent Survey on our website. School supply lists have been posted on our website. Please continue to check the school website and calendar for additional information.
Thank you for supporting our school - working together as one team on one mission, we are meeting needs, challenging minds and celebrating accomplishments.
Until next time… Have a great day!
8/18 - New Parent Orientation 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. (More details are forthcoming.)
8/25 - Open House 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Last names A-K) and 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Last names L-Z)
Open House times are merely suggested to reduce traffic congestion.
The Antioch Community is chomping at the bit... no pun intented, to meet the new principal. Mr. Childers comes to Antioch after serving UCPS for the past twenty-five years. You can read his full bio by clicking on the administration tab or in the Featured Stories Section of the school website.
In January 2016, two classes of fifth graders and their teachers, Ms. Angela Scott and Mr. Henry McGee, returned from Winter Break to transformed classrooms. These two classes were selected to be part of the "Classrooms of Tomorrow" program in UCPS. Please click the link below to read an article about this innovative program: https://www.ednc.org/2016/06/19/union-county-public-schools-classrooms-of-tomorrow/
Union County is becoming diverse and global. Here at Antioch Elementary there is an increasing number of languages and cultural backgrounds within our school community. The teachers at Antioch seek to educate our students through pen pal programs, internet exchanges including Skype, special guest presenters and storytellers, and through meaningful curriculum connections with other cultures.