December 11, 2022

Message from Mr. Childers

December 11, 2022


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. Parents please note that the car rider line will close daily at 7:25am. If you arrive after that time, you will need to park your car and walk students to the front door. In January, our school will begin requiring parents to come into the building to sign in students who are tardy. I encourage you to arrive early if you wish to utilize the car rider line for morning drop off.


Chess Anyone? Check out the Chess Club Flyer that is attached to this email.


The week of December 12th is a busy week at Antioch Elementary. Students and staff are invited to participate in Spirit Week.

  • Monday - Holiday Headgear
  • Tuesday - Festive Socks
  • Wednesday - Pajama Day
  • Thursday - Ugly Sweater
  • Friday - Winter Wonderland (wear blue/white/snowflakes, etc.)


Classroom celebrations will take place this week as well. Please check times with your child's teacher. 


The American School Bus Council has launched the 2022-23 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest that will run until March 1, 2023. Every year school districts participate in this contest which promotes school bus safety by submitting artwork that depicts school bus safety-related themes.

This year the theme is: Safely Rolling to My Destination Our bus drivers are an important part of our student’s education, and we want to help celebrate their ongoing work and commitment to North Carolina’s students. Contest Rules:

 • Contestants must illustrate the theme of Safely Rolling to My Destination. This theme should be displayed on the poster, including all punctuation.

• Poster Specifications: o Must be on 11” x 17” or 12" x 18" illustration board of heavy paper.

     o The poster label should be attached to the back of the poster. The label can be found on page five, here.

     o Posters must meet all specifications, or they may be eliminated from the contest.

• Posters must be shipped flat, do not roll the poster. Please mail posters by March 15, 2023 to: Department of Public Instruction – Transportation Services Attn: Kevin Harrison 6319 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-6319

• State-level winners will be posted on the NC Bus Safety Website by May 2023.

• State-level winners will then move to the National Competition.


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

Week of January 2nd (M-Th) - Families with the last name of F-K

Week of January 9th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of L-Q

Week of January 16th (M-Th) - Families with the last name of R-Z


Dates of Interest:

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!