The Charger Newsletter

FALL FUNDRAISERS

The Serve-a-thon & the Wheel-a-thon are taking place THIS Friday, October 5th. As of 10/2/12 $24,599 has been raised toward our goal of $50,000. If your family has not yet sent out sponsorship letters or emails, there is still time! Donations can be made through the end of the month! Call the school office if you have any questions or need supplies. NOTE: If your student is not participating in the Serve-a-thon on Friday, they do NOT have class at school.

WHEEL-A-THON

Volunteers are still needed to help with the Wheel-a-thon on Friday, October 5th. Whether you can stay only a couple of hours or for the whole day, we can use you! If you can help, please call Mrs. Tanyala Woods at 918-261-0841 or the school office. Also, remember that student in grades K4-5th should bring their helmets along with their bikes, trikes, scooters, and roller blades that day! Because of the fundraiser event, students may wear spirit wear on Friday.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

There is still space on the Israel tour! It’s not to late to sign up! There will be a meeting for all of those going on the spring trip on Sunday, October 7th, at 3:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room. Anyone interested in joining the tour, or learning more about it, should attend this meeting.

JOIN SHOW CHOIR AT THE NIFTY 50’S DINER

On Friday, October 12, from 5:00-6:30 PM, a 50’s-style Diner dinner will be served in the Performing Arts Building. You can choose two baskets: $8 - Burger Basket (Grilled Hamburger or Cheeseburger with all the trimmings, Chips, Slice of Pie, Cherry Limeade OR Rootbeer) or $6 Hot Dog Basket (Hot dog with all the trimmings, Chips, Slice of Pie, Cherry Limeade OR Root beer). Families purchasing six or more meals may have a $1 discount per meal.

To make your reservation for dinner, purchase your tickets from the school office or from a Show Choir member. You may also send your order, and a check or cash, in an envelope with your child to the school office. Tickets must be purchased in advance and the last day to get your dinner tickets is Thursday, October 11. After dinner, join us for a great evening of music and entertainment at our first Little Theatre of the season: These Magic Moments. Enjoy music from Show Choir, Vocal Express, and a special preview of music from our upcoming ACA production “White Christmas”. Please come support our Performing Arts Program.

PARENTS OF SENIORS

There will be a meeting for parents of seniors on Friday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building classroom. Information will be distributed concerning yearbooks, graduation, Senior Skip Day, senior pictures, etc. At least one parent MUST attend!

LITTLE THEATER

Our first Little Theater of the 2012-2013 year will be held on Friday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room. “These Magic Moments” will feature music from the Big Screen and Broadway with our Show Choir and Vocal Express. We will also have student artwork on display. Plan to attend! Adults $2.00 and students $1.00.

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” SPONSORSHIPS

The performance program is THE WAY to get your business name in the hands of the hundreds of people who will attend the five performances of “White Christmas” at ACA this December 6 – 9th. Be THE corporate sponsor for all 5 performances for $5000 or sponsor one performance for $1000. Your company name will be listed on the back of the cast t-shirts and will be listed as an official corporate sponsor in the show program as well as on all printed materials for the production.

To become a corporate sponsor, please contact Bernie Bloemker (918-810-1996) or Gale Post (918-852-2040) by October 26th. Thank you for your consideration in supporting “White Christmas”. Your generosity allows ACA to continue to offer productions of the highest caliber and shows your commitment and investment in our students.

REME OPPORTUNITY

ACA graduates must pass the Rhetoric English Mastery Exam (REME) with an 80% or better, or take the high school level Rhetoric Grammar class. *This exam will be given on Saturday, October 13, at 9:00 a.m. * The cost of the exam is $50 and your student may take the test up to three times for your $50 (after three times students must sign up for the class or pay another $50 to keep attempting the test). The REME will be offered again in the spring and next summer. Students in 10th – 12th grade wishing to take the REME must sign up in the school office and may pick up a book to review for the exam. Please call the office if you have questions about the REME.

PSAT FOR JUNIORS

ACA requires all of our 11th graders to take the PSAT. The PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. This test will be given on Wednesday, October 17th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ALL 11th graders should plan to be here at that time, including part-time students who are not normally here at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. The preparation booklets for the test are now available in the school office!

DRIVEWAY REMINDER

Just a reminder: Please DO NOT stop in the driveway when dropping off your students in the mornings before school. This blocks traffic on 30th Street and may cause an accident. Please pull around to the back of the building, or pull into a parking space.

LOOKING FOR GOOD NEWS

We are looking for “Good News” about our ACA students, parents, teachers, and alumni to share in the Fall 2012 Augustine Forum magazine. If your family has good news to share, please send us an email at: [email protected] and we’ll make sure it gets into the magazine. Please include awards, special recognition or accomplishments, Tulsa State Fair entry prizes, scholarships, college degrees, etc.

SALE AT C & J UNIFORMS

C & J School Uniforms is having their annual Fall Sale October 1 – 15. They will have 10% off monogrammed items and 20% off other new merchandise. This is a great time to get those long sleeved polo shirts, sweaters, and fleece jackets for fall and winter.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 5: Serve-a-Thon & Wheel-A-Thon Fundraisers

October 7: Israel Trip meeting, 3:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room

October 12: End of First Quarter

October 12: Parents of Seniors meeting, 6:00 p.m. PAB

October 12: Little Theater “These Magic Moments”, 7:00 p.m.

October 13: REME test, 9:00 a.m.

October 17: PSAT for juniors, 8:00 a.m.

October 17: Report Cards for 1st Quarter

October 18 & 19: Fall Break, No School

October 22: Yearbook Picture Day

Have questions? Please call ACA at 918-832-4600