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Originally delivered on 9/25/2020 9:59 am

SUBJECT: Weekly Gator 9/25

September, 25th 2020

 Happy Week 5, Gators!


Everyone needs to sign up with the new SDM, it is the new dismissal system. Please see below for further instruction.  

New School Dismissal Manager!

*This app will be our main system used for early dismissals, checking out, tardies, transportation changes, etc.*

School Dismissal Manager notifies the school of your updates so that, effective Monday, August 31, 2020, it is no longer necessary for you to phone the school, send notes, or send an email to inform the school of dismissal changes. 

School Dismissal Manager will provide us with a more organized and efficient tracking system for afternoon dismissals.

Any parent can use the "forgot password" feature on schooldismissalmanager.comto set a new password and get into the system.  You will use your email as the username.

 **You need to create your account on a computer first and then you can load the App on your phone.

For more information please see below:

For the App Links look below:



For a quick start guide look below:

School Dismissal Quick Start Guide

For any additional questions please contact Tricia Perry 


Mr. Childers sends out weekly emails with all of the important school information so please make sure you receive these emails.

SPIRIT WEEK is Next Week!

On Tuesday, September 29th to Thursday October 1st, Gators can show their school spirit!

All week they can either sport their Antioch Spirit Wear or just fashion themselves in navy & green!

Monday, September 28th is a Teacher Workday!  

Popsicle Party Contest Ends 

Thursday, October 1st

The three classes with the highest participation in fundraising for Gatorthon (exclusive of the Loose Change Drive) on 10/1 will receive a popsicle party outside at recess!

 This is participation-based, meaning if every student in your class brings in $1, you will be at the top of the leaderboard!

Haven’t donated or solicited donations yet? No problem! Go to to get started!  

Not sure what Gatorthon is or need a little help? Visit Gatorthon Overview and Parent Guide for more information. 

Email your relatives tonight and ask for $1-10!

Corporate Matching Ends 10/9!

Friday, October 9

Do you work for Bank of America or Wells Fargo?  They match!

Many companies offer matching options to encourage their employees to give to non-profit organizations. If your company offers donation matching, every dollar you donate to the Antioch PTO could turn into two or three dollars to help our school!  

Find out now by checking with your company’s HR Department and then let us know if your company will be participating by clicking here.*

Questions? Email

*Please note that corporate matching will not count towards your child’s totals for the prizes specified below but will get you 5 extra Gatorthon Raffle tickets!

Gatorthon Prize Reminders! 

Student Fundraising Levels and Rewards

Bronze: $25

Drawstring Bag

1 ticket for the Gatorthon Raffle

Silver: $50

Drawstring Bag and Colored Pencil and Sharpener Set

2 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

Gold: $100

Drawstring Bag, Colored Pencil and Sharpener Set and Car Magnet

3 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

Platinum: $200

Drawstring Bag, Colored Pencil and Sharpener Set, Car Magnet and Light-up Fidget Spinner

Student’s first initial and last name printed on banner at school entrance

5 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle 

Platinum Plus: $400

Drawstring Bag, Colored Pencil and Sharpener Set, Car Magnet and Light-up Fidget Spinner

Student’s first initial and last name printed on banner at school entrance

Personalized engraved brick installed at school entrance

10 tickets for the Gatorthon Raffle

In addition to the weekly contests and prizes, don't forget that students also earn rewards based on overall fundraising. Fundraising Rewards are based on student's fundraising totals at the end of Gatorthon (10/12).

There will also be prizes for the Top 3 overall student fundraisers! 

For lunch online payment options go to The K12PaymentCenter to access your account or to create one.

Online Lunch Menus Here:


The PTO Board 2020-2021

President - Kimberly Church -

Vice President - Kristin Ryan -

Treasurer - Maria Hamrick -

Secretary - Goldee Payton -

Fundraising - Holly Loftis -

Social - Orhan Sarabi -

Tech/Comm - Trevor Smith -

Click on the link for the video introduction:


We have the following open PTO subcommittee positions:

  • Volunteer Coordinator 

If you are interested please contact Kimberly Church at


Own a business?

Know someone who does?

Consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor!

Packages include but are not limited to having your logo on (1) our weekly newsletter to all 900 of our families, (2) a banner on display at the front entrance of our school, and (3) our website.  

Contact Holly Loftis at or 

512-671-0041 for more information.


Link/Relink your VIC card today with our school code #5615! 

Click the link below:


Set up Amazon Smile

Go to and select Antioch Elementary PTO.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on your eligible AmazonSmile purchases

Download the Box Tops App & select Antioch. Then scan your receipts though the app. Its EASY!


We are so grateful for this years 2020-2021 sponsors! 

Thank you for your support and generosity!