February 14, 2021

Message from Mr. Childers February 14, 2021  


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. The school year has entered the third week of February and there are 66 days of school remaining (54 face to face). I encourage all families to ensure that your children are participating in face to face learning or remote learning activities each day. The Antioch Elementary School Improvement Team will meet on Wednesday @ 2:30pm. You may email your grade level parent representatives if you have questions or concerns.


Antioch Parent Representatives

Kindergarten Parent Representative -  Mr. Moe Peterson moepeterson13@gmail.com

First Grade Parent Representative - Mrs. Sarah Camhi smeltzer28@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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


Students in grades third, fourth and fifth will soon take the Panorama Survey. Parents should have received an email on Friday with directions to preview the survey. The parent preview window is from February 12th - February 21st.


Kindergarten registration is now open! Parents will use scribbles to enroll students. Then click on the scribbles link.


Kindergarten Virtual Open House Sessions

March 8th @ 9:00am

April 13th @ 6:00pm (Note: This session occurs after the DL Lottery Deadline.)

May 11th @ 9:00am (Note: This session occurs after the DL Lottery Deadline.)


The lottery for kindergarten immersion will be open from March 1-31, 2021. UCPS will host a district-level parent information night where we share general information about Mandarin and Spanish immersion. Details for this meeting are below. Click here for a flyer. Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Time: 6:00 p.m.

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/DLIkinderinfosession


Reading is an extremely important life-long skill that ALL students should master. Antioch Elementary continues make great strides in this area. The staff at Antioch is about to embark on a very rigorous professional development journey in the Science of Reading. Our staff will continue to learn scientifically proven strategies to improve reading and the brain research behind quality reading instruction. The chart below depicts our current progress as we strive toward all students reading at or above grade level.


Istation Reading

Key (Level 1 and Level 2 are considered below grade level)

Level 1    

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5



Calling all Antioch artists!  We want to see what amazing artwork Antioch Elementary students have to contribute to our yearbook this year.  All entries should highlight a favorite memory the student has enjoyed during COVID. Our goal is to include as many entries as possible in the yearbook.

Here are the rules for submission:

  1. Art must be on a plain white 8.5×11 sheet of paper, no lines.
  2. The student’s name and grade must be written on the bottom right corner of the artwork.
  3. All entries should highlight a favorite memory the student has enjoyed during COVID.
  4. Students must use colored pencils or markers.
  5. Submit artwork to your student’s teacher.
  6. Entries must be submitted to the student’s teacher NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26,  2021. No exceptions.
  7. Have fun!


Parents of Fifth Grade Students may submit Pridelines for the Antioch Yearbook. This is for 5th Grade Students ONLY. Please use this link to make your submission. The deadline is February 26, 2021.


Is your child going to be LATE, ABSENT, LEAVING EARLY? 

Please use the SDM app to let the front office know!  

This helps us check in and check out students much quicker!

Need to change their transportation? 


Use the following link or App:  schooldismissalmanager.com


For the App Links look below:



For a quick start guide look below:

School Dismissal Quick Start Guide

For any additional questions please contact Tricia Perry 



Union County Public Schools Afterschool Program will soon begin enrolling students for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Click here to access the information.


Cafeteria: Breakfast and Lunch is now free for all students for the remainder of the school year.  All classroom teachers will be asked to collect daily lunch numbers and submit this three question google form daily by 8:00am.




Monday--Sausage Biscuit, pears and milk choice

Tuesday--Cinnamon Toasters, peaches and milk choice

Wednesday--Egg and Cheese biscuit, strawberry cup and milk choice

Thursday--Lucky Charms, applesauce and milk choice


Monday--Chicken veggie bake with a biscuit or BBQ pork sandwich, sweet potato fries, peaches and milk choice

Tuesday--Cheese Stick dippers or Country Style Steak with a roll, Carrots, Mixed berry cup and milk choice

Wednesday--Chicken Strips with garlic breadstick or Cheese Enchilada, Southwest corn, Applesauce and milk choice

Thursday--Cheese Pizza or Chicken Fajita, Baked french fries, Strawberries and milk choice


IXL is a great way to support your child with Math.

Encourage your child to maintain a pinpointed Diagnostic Level which will influence his or her skill recommendations from IXL Learning. Every child should maintain a pinpointed diagnostic score.


Current Grade Level Statistics


Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts


59% up 19%

43% down 1%

First Grade

74% down 8%

68% down 8%

Second Grade

71% down 8%

61% down 10%

Third Grade

76% down 3%

69% up 1%

Fourth Grade

81% up 5%

46% up 3%

Fifth Grade

68% up 1%

20% down 5%


You may find these videos helpful as well.

IXL Smart Score

IXL Continuous Diagnostic


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


2020-2021 Yearbook Information:

Yearbooks are now available for purchase online.  Please use this link to order: ybpay.lifetouch.com

Enter the ID Code 10727321. Yearbooks start at $20

Ordering Deadline is March 12, 2021. Our school will have a very limited number of yearbooks for purchase beyond the date. If you want a yearbook… place your order now!


In Person Learners:  If your child missed both picture days at school and you would like for them to be included in the yearbook please submit a picture of your child.  Picture should have a plain white or blue background from the chest up.  The child's face and shoulders should be what is mostly in the photo.  A good example of what we need is a picture like a passport photo.  Please send your pictures to Kim Cunningham at  antiochptoyearbook@gmail.com

Make sure to include CHILD'S FULL NAME and TEACHER.


Virtual Learners:  If your child is in a virtual K-5 class and you would like them pictured in the yearbook we need to get a picture of them to include.  Many of our virtual students DID NOT get a school picture taken by Lifetouch.  This is how pictures are included in our yearbook.  In order to have a picture of your child included we need a picture of your child taken with a plain or white background from the chest up.  The child's face and shoulders should be what is mostly in the photo.  A good example of what we need is a picture like a passport photo.  Please send your pictures to Kim Cunningham at  antiochptoyearbook.com

Make sure to include CHILD'S FULL NAME and TEACHER.


 Dates of Interest:

3/2 - Read Across America Day

3/4 - Remote Learning (Thursday)

3/5 - Teacher Workday

3/8 - Virtual Kindergarten Open House - 9:00am

3/9 - Spring Pictures

3/19 - End of Third Grading Period

3/26 - Report Cards Go Home

4/1 - Teacher Workday

4/2 - 4/9 - Spring Break


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!