November 22, 2020

Message from Mr. Childers November 22, 2020


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. This week students will attend school on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is a Teacher Workday, Thursday and Friday there is no school in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I would like to spotlight two of our staff members. Ms. Lyric Pieri ( is our school counselor and Ms. Rachel Fuller ( is our school social worker. Feel free to reach out to either of these ladies if your child or your family need support.


Click Here to Access the Student November Newsletter.


During the week of November 30th, our third, fourth and fifth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in their classroom Spelling Bee. Winners will be declared no later than Wednesday, December 2nd. Your child's teacher will communicate the date for his/her classroom Spelling Bee. Virtual classrooms will have the opportunity to participate as well, however students must report to school on the day of the classroom Spelling Bee to protect the integrity of the process. All students will be screened in accordance with our safety protocols. Virtual students will NOT be mixed with face to face students. Please be reminded that participation in the Spelling Bee is optional. Antioch Elementary will hold the school Spelling Bee on Thursday, December 10th @ 9:00am. Classroom winners will participate in person with social distancing guidelines observed. Teachers, Students and Parents will have the ability to watch the contest virtually as our school will stream the Spelling Bee. Students must be present on the day of both the classroom and school competitions if they wish to participate.  The Scripps National Spelling Bee 2020 - 2021 School Spelling Bee Study List is attached to this email.


Antioch Elementary provides every student with access to IXL Learning. This resource is particularly helpful if the student utilizes the continuous diagnostic. This requires each student to login to IXL, click the diagnostic arena and complete the diagnostic. The diagnostic should take place each week and takes approximately fifteen minutes. A current diagnostic score provides recommendations for your child that are appropriate for his or her current developmental level. Antioch Students have currently answered more than 837,000 questions so far. This is more than 1,000 questions per student.


Encourage your child to maintain  a pinpointed Diagnostic Level.

The current Antioch Elementary School Diagnostic Data for IXL:


Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts


34% up 18%

21% up 1%

First Grade

42% up 21%

46% up 6%

Second Grade

75% up 25%

59% up 11%

Third Grade

70% up 13%

59% up 5%

Fourth Grade

48% up 5%

29% up 2%

Fifth Grade

40% up 13%

16% up 6%


You may find these videos helpful as well.

IXL Smart Score

IXL Continuous Diagnostic


I encourage parents to review this video to guide your understanding of your child's Istation reports. Thank you to Mrs. Sherri Barber for creating this useful tool.


Cafeteria:  Our cafeteria serves hot and healthy meals daily. Breakfast and Lunch is free for ALL students throughout this school year. Access the breakfast  or lunch menu. Download the Mobile Menu App for your smartphone which will provide  interactive lunch nutritional information and a link to the online payment provider. Our cafeteria also sells items such as Cool Ranch Doritos, Flamas Doritios, Cheetos, Cookies and Rice Crispy Treats. Students my purchase switch drinks and bottled water in addition to milk. Click to access the online payment center.


Breakfast Menu

Monday-  Egg and cheese biscuit, peaches and choice of milk

Tuesday- Lucky Charms, Strawberries and choice of milk


Lunch Menu

Monday-Popcorn chicken with roll or Submarine sandwich, Parmesan broccoli, Strawberry cups, and choice of milk

Tuesday- Cheese Stick dippers or Pork Chopper sandwich, Corn, Apples, and choice of milk


PTO Newsletter and Information: Click here to access the most recent PTO Newsletter.


 Dates of Interest:

11/25 - Optional Teacher Workday

11/26 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

12/14 - First Grade Holiday Party

12/15 - Second Grade Holiday Party

12/16 - Kindergarten Holiday Party

12/16 - School Improvement Team Meeting

12/16 - Fourth Grade Holiday Party

12/17 - Third Grade Holiday Party

12/17 - Fifth Grade Holiday Party

12/22 - 1/4 - Winter Break

1/18 - MLK Holiday


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!