The Charger Newsletter

AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR “SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK”

The ACA Junior Performing Arts Company will present the musical “Schoolhouse Rock” this spring. On Saturday, January 18th, there will be an audition workshop for all students in grades 4 – 8 interested in being in the play. The workshop is free, but students MUST pre-register! The workshop will go from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and then at 1:00 there will be a parent meeting. Auditions will then be held the following week on Tuesday, January 21st after school, with Call Backs on Thursday, January 23rd after school. Participating in the play is a great experience for students, so please encourage your 4th – 8th graders to get involved! Information packets and workshop registration forms are available in the office and are attached below.

WINTER COURT

Winter Court is a special annual event for ACA high school students designed to celebrate being part of the Kingdom of Christ and our unique relationship with each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord. The traditions of Winter Court are designed to remind us of our position in grace. Seniors are inducted into the New Order of Augustine and a King & Queen of Winter Court are crowned. This year Winter Court will be held on Friday, February 7th, in the Banquet Hall at Woodlake Assembly of God Church. The cost is $30 per student and tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 16th. All girls attending (students & alumni & guests) must have their dresses checked by Mrs. Brewer prior to purchasing tickets and those bringing guests must submit a “Winter Court Guest Form” for their guest in order to purchase a ticket for them. School will dismiss at noon on February 7th (all grades) and there will be no lunch and no after school care.

SNOWFLAKE CONTEST

Last week Mr. Post, Miss Rogers, and several alumni taught the junior high students how to make giant 3-D snowflakes for Winter Court. They did a beautiful job. We are having a contest for those students in grades 6-12 who would like to be even more creative. Students may alter the basic pattern to create something truly beautiful and unique. The snowflakes will be judged, and the one deemed best will receive a $10 prize. Snowflakes must be brought to the office by Monday, February 3rd. Students should put the snowflakes in a bag with their name on it (DO NOT put a name on the snowflake itself). Winner will be announced that week, and all the snowflakes will be displayed at Winter Court on Feb. 7th.

SNOWFLAKE QUILLING

Mr. Post needs hundreds of small, intricate snowflakes for decorating at Winter Court. He will be hosting a quilling workshop to teach interested high school students the basic techniques of this craft. These students can then create beautiful snowflakes for Winter Court. Students interested in learning how to quill should meet with Mr. Post during House time (9:15 a.m.) on Friday, January 17th in room 203. This is a fun craft for people who enjoy detail work!

COLD & FLU SEASON

We have had many students out this week with illness! Tulsa County has had more reported cases of the flu than any other county in Oklahoma! Please remind your students to wash their hands often, do not share water bottles or other beverages, and cover their mouths when coughing & sneezing! Also, please do not send students to school if they have a fever! Students must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school after an illness! Thank you for helping us to keep our students healthy!

WINTER WEATHER

So far it’s been a rough winter for the Tulsa area! Keep in mind that if Tulsa Public Schools are closed for weather, ACA will be closed also. We will also send out an email, put it on the ACA Facebook page, and send it out via Twitter. Please do not call the teachers or staff to ask if school is closed – they will want to go back to bed too! ;-)

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Augustine Christian Academy will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Jan. 18: Audition Workshop for “School House Rock”, grades 4 – 8, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 18: Parent meeting for “School House Rock”, 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Jan. 21: Auditions, 3:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 23: Audition Call Backs, 3:15 – 5:00
Jan. 27: Salt & Light Chapel, students wear High Convocation uniforms
Jan. 31: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day
Feb. 7: Winter Court, school dismisses at noon, no lunches, no after school care
Feb. 14: Spring Portrait Day, watch for more information soon