February 28, 2021

Message from Mr. Childers February 28, 2021  


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. There are 57 days of school remaining (45 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. This week ALL students will participate in remote learning on Thursday and Friday will be a teacher workday per the UCPS calendar.  Our third, fourth and fifth grade students are participating in the UCPS Books & Brackets Competition. See the attached flyer for more details.


Antioch Elementary will celebrate Read Across America next week.

Read Across America WEEK is coming!  We have a fun filled week of reading planned for all classes to enjoy, whether your student attends in-person or virtually!  Classes will enjoy reading themed books the week of March 1-5.   Each day has a theme, and your student is encouraged to dress up each day. 


Monday, March 1- Read about influential athletes and wear something to represent your favorite sport or team!

Tuesday, March 2- Read about famous Americans and dress like one you admire!

Wednesday, March 3- Read a silly story and dress as your favorite book character! 

Thursday, March 4- Read about a different culture and wear something to represent your family's culture or hometown. 

Friday, March 5- Read your favorite book and wear your favorite color!


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.


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--Egg and cheese biscuit, pears and milk choice

Tuesday--Lucky Charms, mix berry cup, milk choice

Wednesday--Sausage biscuit. Cranberries and milk choice



 Monday--Chicken Strips with a roll or  Beef and cheese quesadilla, corn , orange wedges and milk choice

Tuesday--Cheese dippers or turkey and rice bowl with a biscuit, Veggie cups and strawberries and milk choice

Wednesday--Lasagna with garlic bread or Chicken fajita, Broccoli and Cauliflower mix, apples 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


44% down 16%

34% down 7%

First Grade

67% down 8%

69% down 4%

Second Grade

69% down 4%

59% down 5%

Third Grade

74% up 2%

66% up 6%

Fourth Grade

82% same

47% same

Fifth Grade

67% down 4%

19% down 8%


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:

3/8 - 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!