August 4, 2019

Message from Mr. Childers August 4, 2019

Hello Parents,

This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary School. I would like to begin with a special thank you to the Antioch PTO. This group continues to support our school. Check out their most recent newsletter here. The fence on the K-2 playground should be completed this week. Thanks again to our PTO.

Students are encouraged to read during the summer. I am happy to share this link to the Principal's Reading Club - Summer Edition. You may complete the form or have your child complete the form. I hope that you will upload a photo of your child reading in his or her favorite place. The information and photo will be added to our twitter account and our school website. All students who participate will receive a free book during our fall book fair. You are welcome to email the information, my email address is, if you prefer not to use the google form. Happy Reading! Fifty seven students have already submitted their information for the Principal's Reading Club!

The last Kindergarten Assessment day is scheduled for August 14th. You may register your Kinder with this link. Students should only attend one of these sessions.

New Family Orientation is scheduled for August 16th from 10:00am - 11:30am. Families will learn about the school, take a tour of the building and meet other families who are also new to our school.

All families will receive a phone call from their child's teacher on August 19th or August 20th.

On August 22nd, our school will hold Open House for all students in grades K-5. We will offer two sessions:

Session 1 - 11:00am - 12:30pm (Last name A-K)

Session 2 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Last name L-Z)

Parents may attend the session that best meets your scheduling needs. This event will provide an opportunity for you to obtain information about the Antioch PTO, our After School Care Program, Transportation and Child Nutrition.

Antioch Elementary is currently seeking to fill vacant parent representative seats on the School Improvement Team for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This team will discuss matters that are relevant to our school. Parent representatives are required to be a point of contact for other parents within your grade level. Your email address will be shared with parents. We are in need of the following representation: Kindergarten, Second Grade and Fourth Grade. This is a monthly commitment. The first meeting is Tuesday, August 20th, 8:00am - 3:00pm. The School Improvement Plan will be created during this meeting. All other meetings are from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.  Meeting dates are as follows: 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18, 1/22, 2/19, 3/18 and 4/22.    I realize that this is a significant commitment and look forward to your interest. All candidates will be placed on a ballot and a grade level representative will be elected by parents. This form will close on August 5th. Click here to submit your name for the SIT Representative Ballot. The ballot will be shared on Tuesday, August 6th and voting will close on Thursday, August 8th.

After School Care Information:

The following information is a list of all after school care possibilities that either meet at Antioch or pick up at the school.






Contact Email

Antioch Elementary Afterschool Care Program


Laquanda Chambers

704 841-2621

3101 Antioch Church Road Matthews

Kids R Kids

Off Site

Krissy Legan

704 281-2005

5549 Potter Road, Matthews

Leaf Spring School

Off Site

Melissa Milgram

704 390-7013

3424 Pleasant Plains Road, Stallings

Mt. Mariah Child Development Center

Off Site

Kristy Whitley-Spruill

980 245-9090 X 304

381 Crestdale Road, Matthews


Primrose School at Austin Village

Off Site

Courtney Helms

704 821-9300

5407 Potter Road, Matthews

Sangroch Black Belt World (Charlotte)

Off Site

Catherine Naz

704 847-1099

11301 Golf Links Drive Suite 102, Charlotte

Sangrock Black Belt World (Wesley Chapel)

Off Site

Samantha Brodt

704 821-0829

5937 Weddington Road, Matthews

Brace YMCA

Off Site

Mackenzie Boone

704 716-4309

3127 Weddington Road, Matthews

Tutor Time

Off Site

Amanda Thompson

704 847-3223

2560 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews


I am looking forward to a great year and I can't wait to see everyone as we begin a new school year.

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!