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Welcome Back, Gators!

Dear Antioch Gator Families,

School will open in just a few days, and as principal of Antioch Elementary, I wanted to welcome you and your student to our school. As a district, UCPS believes in educating every child well. At Antioch Elementary, we share that commitment and we will work to help your child learn and grow this year.

Educating a child is a big job, and we need your help to do it well. Please be sure your child comes to school each day rested and ready to learn. Attendance and arriving on time are also important – we don’t want our students to miss any instructional time, so please make sure your child is here on time every day.

We also ask that you support us by making sure your child understands that school is important and success in school is something that your family values. A lot of research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education do better in school than children whose parents are not involved.

So I hope you’ll be an active partner with us, whether you choose to participate in our school’s parent-teacher group, volunteer at the school or take part in special events. We welcome your involvement in our school.

Antioch Elementary School Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, August 21st       

General Back to School Open House/Meet the Teachers K-5.  This is a drop in style event.  Please arrange to attend at your assigned time.  This event is for all of our families and students.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE REVISED TIMES FROM THE ORIGINAL KINDERGARTEN PACKET!


1pm – 2pm Student last name A-F

2pm – 3pm Student last name G-N

3pm – 4pm Student last name O-Z


Monday, August 24th- Thursday, August 27th

Monday, August 24th is the 1st day of school!  If you have a Kindergarten child, they will attend only one of these dates (see below) from 7:30 am -2:00 pm during the first week of school.

Kindergarten Staggered Day Assignments:

Monday, August 24th:  Last names beginning with letters A – F

Tuesday, August 25th:  Last names beginning with letters G - L

Wednesday, August 26th:  Last names beginning with letters M – R

Thursday, August 27th:  Last names beginning with letters S - Z


Friday, August 28th

On the last day of the first week of school our Kindergarten families are invited to attend our Kindergarten Open House/Orientation during the school day from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.  This is a drop in event where you will be given the name and room number of the teacher your child will be assigned to for the school year.  You will also have an opportunity to meet the teacher and visit the classroom. 

To help you get ready for school this year, UCPS has added a back-to-school page for parents to its Website, www.ucps.k12.nc.us. Click on the Back-To-School/For Parents link on our main page to find tips for homework help as well as information about enrollment, transportation, curriculum and many other aspects of UCPS.

I also encourage you to stay in touch with your child’s teacher or teachers if you have any questions during the school year. Working together, I know we can make this a great year at Antioch Elementary and I look forward to partnering with you this year to help your child learn!


 Dr. Jamie Benfield, Principal

Antioch Elementary

Written by: Dr. Jamie Benfield, Principal
Posted: Aug 16, 2015 by Kimberly Kovach

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