The Charger Newsletter

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK!

Performances are next week, April 10 – 13. This is an incredible show jam packed with catchy songs and foot-stomping choreography. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in the school office or by calling 918-832-4600. Don’t wait until the last minute! Get your tickets now! Adults are $10 and students are $7.

Opening Night, April 10, is also a special evening for prospective parents with students in grades K – 8th. After the performance, they will be invited to meet the principals and take the tour of the school. We are reserving a block of tickets, so if prospective families contact us in advance, they will be our guests to the Thursday evening performance of School House Rock. If you have friends or family with children in this age bracket that are looking for a great school, have them contact the school office for the tour and performance on April 10th.

CAST PARENTS: Cast fees are due now! If you are not sure if you have paid your fees, please contact the school office for assistance. Also, we have large full color posters that need to be put up around town. Please pick up a few to put up in your church, work, organization, etc. and help us get the word out about this fun production!

ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER!

Our Spring Fundraiser is THIS Saturday, April 5th at the Skyline 60 (the 60th floor of the City Plex towers). Instead of a banquet this year, we are having a Trivia Night! The evening will be filled with fun and entertainment! Tickets are $15 per person or $120 to sponsor a table for 8. Delicious desserts will be served. Bring your family, friends, co-workers, and bosses! We know it will be a lot of fun, but we also need to stress that it is a fundraiser and we don’t want to be shy about asking for support for our amazing school.

There will be door prizes and a Live Auction will be held during the scoring periods. Currently, we have 4 Park Hopper tickets to Walt Disney World, 4 tickets to Wicked at the PAC, Jewelry from Moody’s Jewelry, tickets to The Sound of Music, tickets to the American String Quartet, etc.

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets in the school office or call 918-832-4600 to purchase tickets.

SUCCESSFUL BOOK FAIR!

Our very first Scholastic Book Fair was a BIG success! A HUGE THANK YOU to Dawn Murphy-Williams for organizing the book fair, and to all of the volunteers who helped run the fair all week long: Karen Aspenson, Samantha Cathey, Jennifer Hanson, Sammi Main, Christi Rowland, Rose Snyder, Nancy Williams, and Tanyala Woods! Without the help of these volunteers, we could not have had the book fair!

REME TESTING

ACA high school students must take the Rhetoric Grammar class or successfully pass the Rhetoric English Mastery Exam (REME) before graduating from ACA. The REME is usually given twice in the spring and twice in the summer. The cost of the REME testing is $50.00 for three opportunities to pass the test. Students who pass the test with an 80% or better score are not required to take our high school Rhetoric Grammar class. The next date for the REME this spring is Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. Students must sign up in advance to take the REME and they can do that by stopping by the office or by emailing: [email protected]

PABC APPRECIATION NIGHT

Our final Performing Arts Booster Club membership meeting for the year will be combined with our cast parent appreciation night. We are planning a lovely dessert buffet and anticipating some entertainment by our very own ACA students. Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Tuesday, April 29. Watch the Charger Newsletter for more details coming soon.

PABC OFFICER NOMINATIONS

The Performing Arts Booster Club will be electing new officers for the 2014-2015 school year at their April 29th meeting. The current Vice-President, Tina Nettles, will become the President per the club by-laws, but there are other positions that will need to be filled. If you are interested in serving or if you know someone who should be considered, please contact Kathryn Lockhart at 918-812-2733.

JUNIOR HIGH TRIP

The Junior High trip to Nashville will be April 25 – 27th. There is limited seating available on the vans for this trip, and not every junior high student will be able to go. Turn in the permission slip & payment to hold your student’s spot for the trip. Please contact Mrs. Miller or the school office with questions.

SUMMER THEATRE AT ACA

Disney’s Jungle Book Kids – Grades 2-9
If you are planning your summer, don’t forget about our week of Summer Theatre, June 9 - 13. This year’s production, Disney’s Jungle Book is going to be another fabulous production you won’t want to miss. Our summer theatre is open to the community so invite all your friends and family! There are tons of parts for both elementary and junior high students. Students are eligible to participate if they are entering grades 2 - 9. Look for the Information Package available in April. For more information call Mrs. Gale Post at 918-852-2040.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Apr. 5: Trivia Night! At Skyline 60 at City Plex Towers, tickets available in the office
Apr. 10-13: “School House Rock” performances
Apr. 18: Good Friday, no school
Apr. 21-24: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills for grades K5 – 6th
Apr. 23: REME testing, 4:00 p.m.
Apr. 25-27: Junior High Trip to Nashville
Apr. 29: PABC Appreciation Night & dessert buffet