October 13, 2019

Message from Mr. Childers October 13, 2019


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary School. Our Fall Book Fair is this week. Parents are welcome to attend Pastries with Parents on Tuesday and Wednesday. We offer  a guideline of the following times: Parents with children in grades 3-5 should attend between 7:00 am and 7:45 am while parents with children in grades K-2 should attend between 7:45 am and 8:30 am. Donuts will be provided in the cafeteria along with, milk, juice and coffee. Parking is limited in the main parking lot, however parents may also parent in the bus lot and in the grass. Union County Sherriff Deputies will assist with parking. Students who are late to class because of Pastries with Parents will not be marked as tardy.


The Antioch Elementary School Improvement Team will meet on Wednesday. You may email me (tom.childers@ucps.k12.nc.us) or your grade level representative with questions or concerns.


Antioch Parent Representatives

Kindergarten Parent Representative -  Sarah Camhi smeltzer28@hotmail.com

First Grade Parent Representative - Mr. David Long david_long@premierInc.com

Second Grade Parent Representative - Mrs. Kelly Huntley Oblivion821@hotmail.com

Third Grade Parent Representative - Mrs. Stefanie Aranda s-aranda@outlook.com

Fourth Grade Parent Representative - Mrs. Shawna Lauer shawnalauer@gmail.com

Fifth Grade Parent Representative -  Mrs. Jennifer Battenfield jjzangara@mac.com


On Thursday, Kindergarten Students will take a field trip to Hall Family Farm. Students should bring their smiles on Friday as fall pictures will be taken.


The Antioch Ambassadors will be sponsoring “Socktober”! 

 From October 21st – 25th, students are encouraged to bring in NEW socks (men’s/women’s/children’s) to donate to local homeless shelters. There will be collection bins in the front lobby and the gym by the windows.


Students in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th will participate in a classroom spelling bee competition. Each classroom winner will advance to the Antioch School Spelling Bee on November 1st. Practice lists are available on the Antioch Elementary Website.


 Click here to view the most recent PTO Newsletter.



We expect to have Gatorthon Prizes delivered to school on 10/25.  We recently decided to change vendors for our prizes, which resulted in a significant cost savings, but has also caused a delay in getting prizes delivered to students.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience as we make this change!

Union County Public Schools is sponsoring the Annual Holiday Card Contest. Click the link for details. 


Upcoming Events: Did you know that a full list of school events is available on the Antioch Elementary Website?


10/21 - Classroom Spelling Bee completed this week (3-5 only)

10/29 - Performing Arts Presentation for grades 3-5

10/30 - End of First Grading Period

11/1 - First Grade on Campus Field Trip - Del Gem Mine

11/1 - Antioch Elementary Spelling Bee

11/7 - NC Check In Assessment - Math (4th & 5th Grade)

11/7 - Report Cards Go Home

11/7 - 4th & 5th Grade Concert

11/8 - NC Check In Assessment - Reading (3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/12 - Giving Gators Food Drive Begins

11/13 - NC Check In Assessment - Science (5th Grade)

11/14 - Fall Picture Retakes


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!