The Charger Newsletter

FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE

As of today we have received over $29,000 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 October 31st will count toward your student’s prize level! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Ahrens in the school office or at: [email protected]

CHILI DINNER & DESSERT AUCTION

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 (max of $15 per family) for a bowl of chili with pasta or fritos, and your beverage. For only $5 per person you can have unlimited chili instead of just one bowl! (age 4 & under are free!) 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.

SALT & LIGHT CHAPEL

Our guest this month for our Salt & Light Chapel Series will be Madeline Manning-Mims. Madeline is a world-class middle distance runner and holds the US and Olympic record for the 800 Meter race. She is a member of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame and serves as Olympic Chaplain for Team USA. Students MUST wear their High Convocation uniform for the October Salt & Light chapel next Monday, October 28. Ms. Manning-Mims will be speaking in our Grammar School Chapel at 8:30 a.m. and out Secondary Chapel at 9:15 a.m. Parents, alumni, and guests are welcome to attend either chapel.

SET CONSTRUCTION WORK DAY

The stagecraft class is working hard cutting the pieces needed for the bridge of Bedford Falls for our upcoming musical “It’s a Wonderful Life – the musical”. We need some additional help though! This Saturday morning, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. until noon we need several men and young men (high school age) to help assemble the bridge! If you can volunteer a couple of hours to help us this Saturday, the director, cast, crew, the stagecraft class, and Mr. Post would be most appreciative!

PLAN TEST

Next Wednesday, October 30, all ACA 10th graders will be taking the PLAN test. This test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Part-time 10th graders should plan to be here for the PLAN test even if they are not normally at school on Wednesday mornings. Information sheets were handed out to students today (Tues/Thurs students will get the info sheet tomorrow). Please call the school office if you have any questions.

“UNITED WE STAND”

On Friday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room, our Grammar School students will be performing “United We Stand”, a patriotic musical honoring our founding fathers and our American veterans. These young students have been working hard and you won’t want to miss it. Make plans to attend! Aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends are welcome to attend with you!

TEACHER FOLLIES

Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, November 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.! On that date, the teachers and staff will express our thanks to the students and families of ACA in the form of a “Teacher Follies” at Woodlake Assembly of God church. This will be a wonderful evening of fun and frivolity (expect some giggles, chuckles, and even a few belly laughs!) showcasing the talents of our teachers and staff through songs, drama, & displays of their handiwork. We will also include a time of praise and worship during which the offering for the teachers’ Christmas bonus will be received. The Board of Governors will be offering a Matching Challenge to our parents and are asking for your full support. We will close the evening with a time of fellowship together in the banquet hall where some of our more artistic teachers will display their work. Cookies and punch will be provided. Our goal is to honor your generosity by providing you with the performance of a lifetime! Be sure to set aside the evening for a wonderful time of fun and fellowship for all ages! (did we mention there will be cookies?)

NOVEMBER LUNCHES

We are making some changes to the lunch choices beginning in November! Subway will be moving to Tuesdays and Chick-fil-A will be available on Mondays & Thursdays! Café 320 will be offering turkey & cheese and ham & cheese sandwiches instead of turkey or ham wraps! (Café 320 supplied the sandwiches for our secondary students’ lunches on our Serve-a-thon day and they were a hit!) We are no longer able to offer the lunches from Platt College on Tuesdays. You will find the November monthly lunch order form attached below. If you are ordering for the month, please bring your order form and payment to the school office by Friday, Nov. 1st.

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”

The ACA Senior Performing Arts Company will be presenting the family classic “It’s A Wonderful Life – the musical” with performances December 5th - 8th. Pre-sale tickets for ACTIVE Booster Club Members will go on sale Friday, November 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 8. All tickets are reserved. These performances WILL sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets!
Ticket Prices: Adults are $10 each and Students/Children are $7 each.
Also, we will have posters available Nov. 1st in the school office. If you can put a poster up in your office or church, please take some to help us get the word out.

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!

GIVE WITH TARGET PROGRAM

Many of you voted for Augustine Christian Academy in the September “Give with Target” campaign on Facebook, which asked people to vote for their favorite K-12 school. You were able to vote once a week for several weeks and every vote was worth $1. Our school received 219 votes and this week we received a check for $219 from Target! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED AND SHARED IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE SO OTHERS COULD VOTE! Let’s try to get everyone we know to vote for ACA next year!

FINAL FRIDAY!

This Friday, October 25, is the final Friday in October and so will be a Final Friday Spirit Wear Day for everyone. No coupon is necessary!

YEARBOOK PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY

If you missed it the first time… or if you didn’t like your yearbook portrait, plan to get your picture taken on Tuesday, November 5th! If you did not like your portrait, please return your proofs or portrait package to the school office for a re-take. The photographer will begin taking portraits at 10:00 a.m. Students must wear their ACA polo shirt for their picture!

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

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