The Charger Newsletter

FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE

As of today we have received over $22,000 in donations! Please follow up with those folks your student sent letters to and share about their day. Let them know that it’s not to late to support your student, if they haven’t already done so. Donations received by the end of October will count toward your student’s prize level! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Ahrens in the school office or at: [email protected]

UPCOMING EVENTS!

We have three very exciting upcoming calendar events that we would like to highlight. Due to a very late Thanksgiving this year, we have had to make some alterations to a few of the events we have held in years past.

On Friday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room, our Grammar School students will be performing “United We Stand”, a patriotic musical honoring our founding fathers and our veterans. We have moved our Grandparents Day Program to the Spring and more information on that event will follow.

In years past, we have held a Christmas Celebration, with student performances, at the end of November or early in December during which we took an offering to provide our teachers with a Christmas bonus. This year, in an expression of thanksgiving, the teachers will be giving back in the form of a “Teacher Follies”. This event will be held on Friday, November 22nd at Woodlake Assembly of God church and will be a wonderful evening of fun and frivolity showcasing the talents of our teachers and staff through songs, drama, & displays of their handiwork. We will also include a time with praise and worship during which the offering for the teachers’ Christmas bonus will be received. We will close the evening with a fellowship time in the banquet hall where some of our more artistic teachers will display their work. Our goal is to honor your generosity by providing you with performances of a lifetime. Be sure to set aside the evening for a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. This will be fun for all ages!

The holidays are truly a time to be thankful and to proclaim that this is truly a wonderful life. A large number of our high school students are hard at work, preparing for an amazing and exciting production of “It’s A Wonderful Life – The Musical”. Performance dates are December 5th – 8th and tickets will be on sale in a few weeks!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting events. Be sure to watch the Charger Newsletter for more information as these dates draw closer.

REMINDER ABOUT BEFORE SCHOOL CARE

Just a reminder that the building opens in the mornings at 7:15 a.m., but students who arrive before 7:30 will be signed into Before School Care and parents will be charged $1 each time. Also, students must wait in the Great Room until the bell sounds at 7:55 a.m. to dismiss them to class, unless they have been given specific permission by a teacher or staff member to be someplace different. Thanks for your cooperation with this!

FALL BREAK

REMINDER! There is no school tomorrow and Friday, October 17 & 18, because of Fall Break. We hope you enjoy your long weekend!

CHILI’IN WITH THE SENIORS

On Friday, October 25th, the ACA Class of 2014 will sponsor a chili dinner and dessert auction. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Building and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $3 per person with a max of $15 per family (age 4 & under are free!) and you get chili with pasta or fritos, & your beverage! Following dinner there will be a live dessert auction! All desserts for the auction will be provided by the seniors (and their families) and you’ll want to be here to bid on your favorite to enjoy here or take home! Bring your friends and family and support the senior class! If you have any questions, contact the school office. (The previously scheduled talent show will be held during second semester.)

EAST COAST TRIP FUNDRAISER

ACA Juniors and Seniors going on the spring trip to the Eastern Seaboard are raising money with “Fun Pasta Fundraising”. They are excited to sell Fun Pasta because there is a large selection of products in fun shapes for everyone, and “online sales” earn even more profit for our group! But we need your help getting the word out…

Please forward this in an email and post on FACEBOOK encouraging all of your family and friends to order. With each online order placed on our group´s web page, 40% of the sale (excluding shipping) will go back to our group and help them achieve their fundraising goal for the trip! Visit the web site below… and remember that these products make great Christmas gifts!

http://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/augustine-christian-academy

Their fundraiser will end on 12/20/2013, so spread the word - and thank you so much for supporting the Junior/Senior East Coast Trip!

PARENT PRAYER MINISTRY

Do you sometimes wish that you had someone to pray with you about your students’ walk with the Lord? You do! We would love for you to join us for an hour on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 in the PAB as we pray for the students and families of ACA. Feel free to come occasionally or every week! We are always stronger together!

LUNCHES AT ACA

Parents, please remember that our Tuesday lunches must be ordered in advance (the Thursday prior or on the monthly order form) and students are not able to order on Tuesday mornings. Every other day of the week lunches may still be ordered first thing in the morning.

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