November 20, 2022

Message from Mr. Childers

November 20, 2022


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. Please make every effort to drop off your child at school on time. Students who are not in the classroom at 7:30am will be marked as tardy. I have noticed that more and more parents are arriving at school at 7:25am or later, your child will likely be marked as tardy if you arrive during this window as he/she will not be able to get into the classroom prior to the 7:30am bell. Parents are reminded to send in Doctors notes or handwritten notes to excuse absences. All absences are coded as unexcused until a note is presented.


Tuesday, November 22nd is an early release day for students. Our school will dismiss at 11:00am. Please communicate with your child's teacher if transportation changes will occur on this date. Parents may not come to school for lunch on 11/22 due to early release.


Students will not have school on 11/23 through 11/25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays.


The Antioch Elementary School Improvement Team held a monthly meeting on November 16th. Parents may click this link to view the minutes.


The Antioch Elementary Dual Language Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, November 29th. Please email your grade level representatives if you have questions for this group.

Kindergarten -  Kristen Johnson (


First Grade - Rachael Weiss (


Second Grade - Stephanie Fox (


Third Grade - Sarah Miller (


Fourth Grade -  Melissa LaBue (


Fifth Grade - Kimberly Crooks (



Antioch PTO   Click here to visit the PTO Website.

Click here to read the Newsletter.


PIE Donation: Let's give thanks to our Antioch Teachers &  Staff with a PIE!


Please use this link to donate a PIE or Monetary donation for PTO to purchase. All PIES to be dropped off on 11/22 at school during the morning drop-off.  ALL PIES SHOULD NOT NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED.


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 ( 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


Transportation changes go to


 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


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 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

Week of December 5th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of R-Z

Week of December 12th (M-Th)- Families with the last name of A-E


Dates of Interest:


11/29 - Dual Language Advisory Council

12/6 - Food Drive Ends

12/7 - CogAT - 3rd Grade

12/7 - Progress Reports Go Home

12/9 - PTO Board Meeting

12/14 - Winter Wonderland - Kindergarten

12/15 - School Improvement Team Meeting

12/19 - 1/2 - Winter Break

1/4 - PTO Stock the Lounge

1/12 - PTO Executive Board Meeting

1/13 - 5th Grade Field Trip - Charlotte Motor Speedway

1/18 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Discovery Place

1/19 - Bright Star Touring Theater Assembly - 3-5

1/19 - School Improvement Meeting

1/19 - Parent Education Series

1/20 - Class Pictures

1/27 - Optional Workday

1/31 - Dual Language Advisory Council



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!