The Charger Newsletter

FALL FUNDRAISER PRIZES

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation or helped with the Serve-a-thon and Wheel-a-thon! Prizes will be distributed on Monday, November 19th, to students/families who qualified.

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” TICKETS

Tickets are on sale now for the ACA production of “White Christmas”! There will be five performances of “White Christmas” on December 6th – 9th but two of those performances are already sold out! Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $7 for each performance. You will not want to miss this classic Christmas production! Tickets are going fast – get your tickets before all five performances are sold out!

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” BOOSTER BAGS

The Performing Arts Booster Club is selling Booster Bags, so skip the concession line and pre-order your Booster Bags when you buy your performance tickets! Each Booster Bag contains a sandwich, pickle spear, chips, dessert, and beverage for only $5 (or upgrade your dessert to cheesecake for $1 more). Order yours in the school office.

GRANDPARENTS DAY PROGRAM

The ACA Grammar School will present their annual Grandparents Day program next Tuesday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. The program will include presentations from each of the Grammar School classes and will be followed by refreshments and classroom visits. Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and “grand-friends” are all welcome to attend! Grammar school students must wear their High Convocation uniform for this program. Please note: this is a change of day from when this program has been held in the past.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

Most of the set construction for the musical, “White Christmas”, has been completed, but NOW we need the help of all of our artists for the detail painting. There are several trucks and flats that need the hand of one of our resident Rembrandts. If you could come by the school and adopt one of the sections as a project, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Please see Mr. Post, or send him an email to volunteer: [email protected] .

GRAMMAR SCHOOL HIGH CONVOCATION UNIFORMS

On Monday, November 19th, students in grades K4 – 5th grade do not need to wear their High Convocation uniforms. On Tuesday, November 20th, students in grades K4 – 5th grade MUST wear their High Convocation uniforms because of the Grandparents Day program.

YEARBOOK PICTURE RE-TAKES

If you missed it the first time, the Lifetouch photographer will return to ACA on Tuesday, November 27 for picture re-takes beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you ordered pictures, those were distributed to students this week. If you are not happy with your portraits, you can return them to the school office and your student’s portrait will be re-done.

ANNUAL ALL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

On Friday, November 30th, at 7:00 p.m. our ACA families will gather for the annual ACA Christmas Celebration. This is a week earlier than normal because of the production of “White Christmas” the following weekend. And we will be in a NEW LOCATION… the Woodlake Assembly of God church at 7100 E. 31st Street, Tulsa (just around the corner from ACA – go east on 31st Street from Sheridan, the church is between Sheridan and Memorial on the south side of the street).

Mark your calendar for this special evening! It will include Christmas carols & other special music, performances from ACA students, fellowship with other families, and lots & lots of delicious Christmas cookies. There will also be a love offering taken for the ACA teachers and staff. The school budget does not include a bonus, so the love offering taken each year is used to provide a Christmas bonus to the teachers and staff who work with your students each day. NOTE: Students must wear their High Convocation uniforms for the Christmas Celebration.

A NOTE FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The ACA Board of Governors discusses many topics at their monthly meetings and they would like to keep you informed. The Board desires your prayers for wisdom to guide the school. The goals are to embrace the vision of our school in training young minds to think and reason from a Biblical worldview, and to do that in a safe, fun, and culturally rich Christian environment that is affordable.

Topics discussed at a recent meeting included:
Regular review of the budget, goals, and issues
Another positive financial year projected with careful planning and good enrollment
Fall fundraiser did well with many generous gifts
Enhanced safety procedures for students and teachers
Additional security including PAB alarm system, locks, keypads, peep holes, fencing, & signage
New exterior building lighting & additional parking lot lighting
Completed renovations in the Performing Arts Building
Met compliance goals for all city ADA & safety codes for the PAB

The ACA Board of Governors are: Gary Conroy (chairman), Gary Geppelt, Nathan Hostetler, Jerry McKelvey, Bryan Osborne, Mike Rieck, Stuart Spencer, & Monty Woods.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

November 20: Grandparents Day Program, 1:30 p.m.
November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break – No School
November 27: Yearbook picture re-takes, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
November 30: Annual All-School Christmas Celebration, Woodlake Assembly of God church, 7:00 p.m.
December 6-9: Performances of “White Christmas”
December 19-21: Final Exams for 1st Semester, early dismissal each day

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