January 1, 2023

Message from Mr. Childers

January 1, 2023


Hello Parents,


This is Tom Childers contacting you from Antioch Elementary. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. There is no school on Monday as it is a holiday. Students will return on Tuesday, January 3rd. 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. If your child arrives after the 7:30am bell, parents are required 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.


Our school has received new reading materials and we need assistance with the distribution of these materials on Wednesday, January 4th.  Please consider signing up for one or both opportunities below. You must be an approved volunteer to assist. Volunteers will receive an email confirmation. Thank you in advance. 


Click here to Volunteer on January 4th. We need 14 more volunteers for the 2:30pm time slot.


Antioch PTO   Click here to visit the PTO Website.


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


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 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

Week of January 30th (M-Th)- Families with the last name of A-E


Dates of Interest:

1/12 - PTO Executive Board Meeting

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!