November 6, 2022

Message from Mr. Childers

November 6, 2022

 

Hello Parents,

 

This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. This will be  a strange week of school. Tuesday is a teacher workday and students will not attend school. Students are also out of school of Friday in observance of Veteran's Day. Our school will soon participate in World Kindness Week on November 14th. See the complete list of activities below. Our students will also participate in a canned food drive for the Kiwanis Club, see the attached flyer for more details. Picture makeup day and picture retakes are scheduled for November 17th. The Antioch PTO will hold their Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, November 10th.

 

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.

 

In order to provide continuing support for North Carolina’s youngest readers, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning has developed and released “Literacy at Home.” This digital resource provides literacy activities at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Families and communities may access this resource for activities that specifically target the literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and oral language. When children grow in each of these foundational areas they are well on their way to becoming proficient readers. https://www.dpi.nc.gov/students-families/parents-corner/literacy-home-digital-childrens-reading-initiative

 

Our staff will offer the second installation of our Parent Literacy Workshop series on Tuesday, November 15th. The K-2 session will take place at 8:00am and the 3-5 session will take place at 9:00am. Both sessions will be held in the Media Center. No registration is required. Please do not bring small children with you as this will be an interactive session.

 

Kindness Week: 11/14-11/18

Each day the students will have a different "activity" that centers around Being Kind and spreading joy throughout Antioch and our community.

Monday- Let's chalk our sidewalks at school with messages of kindness & encouragement for all to see! Please head up to Antioch anytime on Sunday, 11/14 to chalk our sidewalks. Chalk will also be left outside during recess to spread positivity!

Tuesday- Antioch Kindness Tree: fill our tree with thoughtful messages and post on the way to lunch or specials! PTO will hand out paper hearts on Monday to every class to write their messages. The Kindness Tree will be located outside the cafeteria hallway. Tape will be stationed outside on a cart for students to tape their hearts to the tree.

Wednesday- Please bring in a canned good this week through 12/2 to spread KINDness into our community!

Grade Level Bins will be outside the main office for collection the entire week through December 2nd. Top Grade with the most donated cans will win extra recess!

Thursday- Sit with someone new at lunch or play with a new friend at recess! One of the best ways to help others feel seen and appreciated is getting to know them.

Friday- Let's Show the Love by wearing red or pink!

 

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!

SMART Score

Continuous Diagnostic

 

Current Grade Level Statistics - 11/3/22

Grade

Students with

 pinpointed

Diagnostic Level

In Math

Students with

Pinpointed

Diagnostic Level

In Language Arts

Kindergarten (116)

74% up 10%

89% up 9%

First Grade (151)

68% down 3%

77% down 2%

Second Grade (128)

79% up 7%

77% up 6%

Third Grade (157)

77% up 7%

65% up 6%

Fourth Grade (161)

85% up 9%

41% down 1%

Fifth Grade (151)

71% up 3%

13% up 1%

 

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 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

Week of November 21st (M-Th) - Families with the last name of F-K

Week of November 28th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of L-Q

 

Dates of Interest:

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!