The Charger Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to ACA kindergartener Collin Walters! Collin was selected as a Tulsa County winner in the 2014 Student Law Day Art Contest. He will be presented with a cash prize at the Tulsa County Bar Foundation awards ceremony on Monday, May 12th.

SENIOR THESIS NIGHT

For the first time, ACA is hosting a Senior Thesis Night on Friday, May 9th. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially family and friends of the seniors! Juniors and their parents are also particularly encouraged to attend so that they can get a feel for some of the projects and their scope. Admission is FREE.

Here are some details….

All seniors in senior thesis will be presenting a multi-media presentation covering the main ideas of their project, their conclusions, and the applicability of the topic. They will then answer questions.
We will have breakout sessions going simultaneously in four rooms. People will be able to choose the presentations they attend and go from room to room for the presentations.
We will have keynote address by TWO seniors based on the comments of the Boards of Review. All seniors are preparing to be possibly chosen to be the keynote speakers.
Refreshments will be served.

Doors will open at 6:30. Keynote presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. Breakout sessions will start after the keynote addresses. They have worked long and hard on their presentations, so come and support our Class of 2014 as they present their thesis papers!

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ACA SHOW CHOIR

Girls entering grades 9 - 12 next fall are eligible to audition for Show Choir. Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 8, in the PAB from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. (depending on how many girls audition, time may need to be adjusted). Information Packets are available outside the school office or in the PAB. If you have questions, please contact Gale Post at 918-852-2040.

LOST & FOUND

Parents, our Lost & Found box is overflowing with uniform pieces, jackets, lunch boxes, plasticware, non-uniform clothing, etc. If your students are missing any thing, please come take a look in Lost & Found. Even if you don’t think your student is missing anything, please come and take a look in Lost & Found! There are some nice jackets and clothing pieces that are going to end up going to Goodwill when school’s out if their owners don’t come and find them.

DISNEY’S “THE JUNGLE BOOK – KIDS”

Yes, we have summer theatre! This is our second year to host community theatre. If you are in grades 1-8 now (going into grades 2-9 in the fall) you are invited to join the Jungle party. Summer theatre is also open to students outside of ACA so invite your friends. Dates of camp are June 9-13, and will be directed by Gale Post and Choreographed by Dawn Redden. There is a Meet and Greet on Sat, May 17th, from 9-11 (for campers) and 11-12 for parents. During the meet and greet, students will meet the Directors and the Interns. They will also be taught a few measures of one of the songs in the musical and do some reading from a section of the script. Everyone that comes out and is registered, WILL BE CAST! A list of cast assignments will be emailed to students on or before May 19th. For students in grades 7 & 8 who do not want to be on stage but want to be part of “The Jungle Book”, we are offering Stage Craft Class during that same week. These students will be working backstage, designing the set, building set pieces, etc. It is taught by Mr. Post. Cost for either the performance class or the stage craft class is $150 per student. The registration form is attached below.

PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INTERNS

Now accepting applications for Summer Interns to work with Mrs. Post and Mrs. Redden in “The Jungle Book”. Applicants must be in High School (ENTERING grades 10 - 12 in the Fall). If you are pursuing a Performing Arts Diploma, summer theatre counts as 40 hours of volunteer intern hours. Applications are available outside the school office or in the PAB.

SECONDARY FINAL EXAMS

We are continuing the finals “Opt Out” program that has been so successful in the last few years, and we are simplifying finals for those taking them. Students who are to take finals will come on the days listed below to take their final exams in whatever order they wish. They can take a study break between them or go right from one to the other all in the same classroom. Final exams will be administered in three different classrooms monitored by three of our teachers. There will be a study hall area available in the Great Room, as well as a silent study hall upstairs. We ask that students sign in at the office window when they arrive and sign out whenever they leave. There are no other scheduled sessions for finals, so students must take their finals during the times presented. Students staying through the lunch hour should pack their lunch as no lunches will be available for purchase.

Finals:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon

How may a student “Opt Out” of a final exam?
A student may choose to skip a final exam if he/she meets the following three criteria:
1. Be absent no more than two times for the semester
2. Have no outstanding work
3. Have a semester grade average of 80% or better

In Gradenet, each class will have an assignment titled “Semester Final”. If your student has met the three criteria listed above, no later than Monday May 12th the assignment will have “EXC” marked for excused from the exam. If the assignment is blank your student is required to take the exam. Please call the office if you have any questions.

GRADUATIONS

At Augustine Christian Academy we celebrate several commencement ceremonies to mark milestones in the lives of our students. Here is the schedule of ceremonies for this year:

Kindergarten Graduation – Tuesday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m., ACA Great Room
Grammar School (5th Grade) Graduation – Tuesday, May 13th, 2:00 p.m., ACA Great Room
8th Grade Graduation – Thursday, May 15th, 7:00 p.m., ACA Great Room
Senior Graduation – Friday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m., Woodlake Assembly of God Church

All students must wear their High Convocation uniform when attending any of the Graduation ceremonies. Please note that Tuesday, May 13 is the last regular day of school. Secondary final exams will be held on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15. There will not be any lunches available on the 14th & 15th and after school care will not be available on those days.

2015 ACA ISRAEL TOUR MEETING

The first informational meeting for the March 2015 ACA Israel Tour will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room. Dr. Larry & Mary Ehrlich will be leading the tour and will be on hand to share all the details of the upcoming trip including: dates, cost, passports, travel tips, etc. This ACA trip is open to ACA juniors and seniors, ACA parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends. Everyone is welcome at this meeting! If you know you want to go – come to this meeting. If you aren’t sure about going & have questions – come to this meeting. If you know someone who might be interested in going to Israel – bring them with you to this meeting. Want to chat with someone who has been on an ACA Israel trip? Contact Mrs. Miller at: [email protected]

UNIFORM “RECYCLING”

On Saturday, May 31, ACA will host it’s first Uniform Recycling day. Start gathering, cleaning, and hanging all those uniform pieces that your student has outgrown because on May 31 you will have the opportunity to sell them to other ACA families. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on that day, you can sell uniform pieces and purchase new ones for your growing child. This would be a great time for Seniors to sell their blazers! Watch for more information coming soon!

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Does your high school student like to do childcare? We have a couple of ACA parents who are looking for summer childcare for their elementary students. It would be 2 or more days per week throughout the summer. If your high school student is interested, please have them contact Becki in the school office.

C&J School Uniforms is looking for summer employees who can work 30-35 hours per week. High school and college students may apply at: C&J School Uniforms in the Fontana Shopping Center at 51st & Memorial. Ask for Chari or Joyce. ALSO C&J IS HAVING A SUMMER SALE – SEE THEIR FLYER ATTACHED BELOW.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 8: Show Choir Auditions after school
May 9: Senior Thesis Night, 6:00 p.m.
May 12: Senior Chapel, 9:10 a.m.
May 13: Kindergarten Graduation, 10:00 a.m.
May 13: 5th Grade Graduation, 2:00 p.m.
May 14-15: Secondary Final Exams, no lunches served
May 15: 8th Grade Graduation, 7:00 p.m.
May 16: Senior Graduation, 7:00 p.m.
May 17: “Jungle Book” Meet & Greet, 9:00 a.m.
May 17: “Jungle Book” parent meeting, 11:00 a.m.
May 18: Israel Trip 2015 informational meeting, 3:00 p.m.
May 26: Memorial Day, ACA office closed
May 30: Final Report Cards available