October 10, 2021

Message from Mr. Childers

October 10, 2021


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. Our fall book fair is underway. On Friday evening, our media center hosted dozens of families as they browsed the book fair. This week our students will get an opportunity to go as a class and parents are invited to participate in Browse 4books Before School on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. You may  Click here for full details regarding the fall book fair.


Students will be dismissed at 11:00am on Wednesday. UCPS schedules early release days three times per year to provide time for our staff to engage in professional development activities. Students may be picked up according to the following schedule:

10:50am - Kindergarten and First Grade ONLY (Main Car Rider Line)

11:00am - Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade (Main Car Rider Line)

11:10am - Fourth and Fifth Grade as well as their siblings (Bus Lot)


All students are encouraged to participate in the  North Carolina Forestry Essay Contest. Click here for details.


Thank you for the tremendous support shown during the PTO Gatorthon Fundraiser. With your support, our PTO surpassed the goal of $30,000! Full details of winning classes are forthcoming. Pucker up Ms. Piggy!


Antioch PTO

Click this link to read the PTO Newsletter. The Antioch Elementary PTO provides a tremendous level of support for our school. Please take a few minutes to read the newsletter and consider getting involved with the PTO to support Antioch Elementary.


IXL This online learning platform provides your child with opportunities to practice Reading and Math skills. Students may practice previously learned information or challenge themselves with above grade level concepts. Your child should have a username and a password to access this great resource. Click on these resources for more information.

Learn with IXL at home!


Continuous Diagnostic


Current Grade Level Statistics


Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts

Kindergarten (124)

48% up 8%

58% up 6%

First Grade (115)

69% up 2%

68% down 2%

Second Grade (153)

78% up 12%

75% up 12%

Third Grade (147)

68% same

67% up 1%

Fourth Grade (135)

64% up 8%

30% up 11%

Fifth Grade (176)

59% up 5%

19% same


Parents who are checking out students for early dismissal must do so by 1:15pm. It may be extremely difficult to dismiss your child after that time due to classroom dismissal procedures.


Please watch for my weekly email to families on Sunday Evenings at 5:00pm. Parents may use this form ONLY if you need to update Powerschool contact information. This will ensure that you receive weekly emails from me and other communication sent from the school.


 Please include the following information when emailing me with a question or concern.

  • Child's Name
  • Teacher Name
  • Grade and
  • Your phone number


This information will allow me to respond to your question or concern more quickly. Parents may access all archived messages on the school website. Our school phone number is 704 296-3005. I strongly encourage you to listen to your voice message before returning a missed call from the school. Antioch Elementary has nearly a hundred staff members and it is sometimes very difficult for our office staff to determined who called you. Please note that our school receives many phone calls each day. Please be patient and you may want to also email your concern to our Receptionist, Mrs. Young (rhonda.young@ucps.k12.nc.us) to ensure that we respond in a timely manner.


Dates of Interest:

10/20 - School Improvement Team Meeting @ 2:30pm

10/22 - First Grading Period Ends

10/22 - Fall Pictures

10/25 - Teacher Workday

10/26 - NC Check In Reading - Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

10/29 - Report Cards Go Home

11/9 -  NC Check In Math - Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

11/16 - NC Check In Science - Fifth Grade ONLY


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!