October 30, 2022

Message from Mr. Childers

October 30, 2022


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. On Friday, our school hosted trunk or treat. We had a tremendous turnout and everyone had a terrific time. I would like to extend a special thank you to the Antioch PTO for their help with this event.


Halloween is Monday. Please note that students are NOT permitted to wear their Halloween Costume to school.


On Wednesday, our school will have Spirit Night at Chic-fil-a at Waverly. Place a mobile order through drive-through, mobile dine in, mobile curbside or delivery and 15% of all mobile sales will go back to our school!


End of the First Grading Period is Friday, October 28th and report cards will go home on November 4th. Parents of students in grades 3-5 will receive an additional form with the report card. This document is a Standards Based Report Card for Literacy Skills. Not all standards are assessed each grading period as this is a very intense process. Parents may view the Standards Based Rubric for each grade by clicking here. This rubric will provide you with detailed information regarding the standards and give you guidance to support your child's continued growth.


Parents frequently ask for additional homework resources to support their child. Our staff has assembled a list of optional homework resources. Click here to view the list of resources.


Parents are asked to bring in their Drivers' License when complete the process of check-in and check-out at Antioch Elementary.


Students are NOT allowed to ride a bus if they are not assigned to one. If assigned, and the parent wants them to get off at another stop, they will need to provide a written note or email the office to indicate the exact address.


Parents should be aware that Antioch Elementary will be sending student absence letters in accordance with UCPS Board Policy. Any student who has unexcused absences that total 3, 6, or 10 days will receive a letter of communication regarding your child's absence.


Antioch PTO   Click here to visit the PTO Website.

Click here to read the Newsletter.


Please connect your Harris Teeter account to Antioch. The code is 5615. This is "free money" for our school.


Contacting the Principal

 Please include the following information when emailing (tom.childers@ucps.k12.nc.us) 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.


Attendance emails go to deirdra.bortny@ucps.k12.nc.us


Transportation changes go to rhonda.young@ucps.k12.nc.us


 IXL This online learning platform provides your child with opportunities to practice Reading and Math skills. This resource is a terrific supplement to learning but does not replace quality instruction. Your child can certainly use this platform to enhance their learning. 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.


Parent Resources

Learn with IXL at home!


Continuous Diagnostic


Current Grade Level Statistics - 10/25/22


Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with


Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts

Kindergarten (116)

64% same

80% up 7%

First Grade (151)

71% up 2%

79% up 1%

Second Grade (128)

72% down 10%

71% down 1%

Third Grade (157)

70% up 6%

59% up 5%

Fourth Grade (161)

76% down 2%

42% down 1%

Fifth Grade (151)

68% up 1%

12% down 3%


School Nutrition

Our school serves breakfast from 7:00am - 7:20am. Students who arrive in the cafeteria after 7:20am will not be permitted to eat breakfast. Lunch is served daily and you may click here to view the menu.

Parents may use this link to access more information about School Nutrition Services. Click the School Nutrition Services Information Link.


Parents are permitted to have lunch with their child (M-Th) - SEE THE SCHEDULE BELOW.  Students may have one visitor  due to seating limitations. Lunch with your child is open on Monday through Thursday ONLY.


Family Rotation for Lunch:


Week of October 24th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of F-K

Week of October 31st (M-Th) - Families with the last name of L-Q

Week of November 7th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of R-Z

Week of November 14th (M-Th)- Families with the last name of A-E


Dates of Interest:

11/4 - Report Cards Go Home

11/8 - Teacher Workday

11/10 - PTO Board Meeting

11/11 - No School - Veteran's Day

11/14 - World Kindness Week

11/16 - School Improvement Team

11/17 - Fall Pictures Makeup

11/17 - Third Grade Musical Performance

11/22 - PTO Thanksgiving Pies for Staff

11/22 - Early Release Day

11/23 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Holidays


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!