The Charger Newsletter

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 our 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! Please see the information sheet attached below for instructions on selling your uniforms.

DISNEY’S “THE JUNGLE BOOK – KIDS”

Yes, we have summer theatre! There is a Meet and Greet this Saturday, May 17th, from 9:00 – 11:00 (for campers) and 11:00 – 12:00 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. Questions? Contact Mrs. Post at 918-852-2040.

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 at the school office.

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.

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

GRADUATIONS

At Augustine Christian Academy we celebrate several commencement ceremonies to mark milestones in the lives of our students. Our Kindergarteners and 5th graders had their ceremonies on Tuesday. A big THANK YOU to the parent volunteers who helped serve cake & punch! We have two more ceremonies this week:

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.

2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR

A basic calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is attached below. It shows when school begins, school breaks, Israel Trip, New Life Ranch, etc. Not shown yet are the dates for the plays, PSAT, Little Theatres, etc.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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
June 9-13: Week of the Arts – Disney’s “The Jungle Book – Kids”