The Charger Newsletter

AMAZING WORK DAY CANCELLED

Mr. Post and Mr. Ahrens have not yet been able to get some equipment they need, plus the temperatures have been brutal this week and a lot of the work would have been in the annex; so they have decided to cancel the Amazing Work Day that was scheduled for this Friday, July 25th.  We will try to schedule it again later, maybe in September when the temperatures are a bit cooler.

 

UNIFORM RECYCLING

We are having a Uniform Recycling Day THIS Friday, July 25th!  Parents looking for gently used uniform pieces for their students should be sure to come by the school!  The Uniform Recycling will take place in the school lobby from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  If you have uniform items to sell, you can bring them to the school on Thursday, July 24th.  Please see the attachment below for instructions on selling uniforms items.

 

CLASS SCHEDULES

We have been working on Gradenet and getting set up for the new school year and that includes class schedules for secondary students!  Returning ACA families should check Gradenet (or have your student check) because if there are no classes showing for the upcoming year, then we do not have a class schedule for your student!  If you need to meet with Mr. Post to discuss your student’s class schedule or diploma option, please call the office to make an appointment with him as soon as possible.  If you have friends planning to enroll their students at ACA this year, please remind them that they need to do it soon to make sure they get the classes they want.  Some classes will fill up!  Families new to ACA will receive information about accessing Gradenet at the parent orientation.

 

NEW HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITY

This year, there will be a new class for high school students who are interested in working with children.  We have enhanced our Student Aide program and added a Student Intern program.  Dr. McGuire will be overseeing both of these classes.  If your student is interested in either one of these opportunities, you may contact Dr. McGuire at [email protected] .  Specific information will also be available during student orientation.

Teacher Aide (.5 credit per year)

The Teacher Aide Program provides an opportunity for each student to gain a realistic experience within the teaching profession as they observe and help the classroom teacher.  Students will be assigned to Grammar school classrooms (Pre-K-5th grade) based upon need and available cooperating teachers.  

Teacher Intern (1 full credit per year)

The Teacher Intern Class is a career exploration experience for students considering a teaching career.  Each intern works daily (M,W,F or T,Th) with a classroom teacher and is exposed to a variety of classroom activities representative of the responsibilities of a teacher.  Interns will be asked to perform duties such as interacting with students in the classroom, tutoring individual students, creating bulletin boards, and teaching a lesson.  At the end of the experience, the Intern should have a good idea of whether or not he or she would like to pursue a career in education.  In addition to the classroom experience, a journal and assignments will be required to achieve a full unit of credit.

 

PERFORMING ARTS NEWS

All students entering grades 9 - 12 are invited to the FREE audition workshop for our upcoming fall musical “Oklahoma!” on Friday, August 15th after school.  Auditions will be held on August 17th and 18th, with call-backs on the 19th.  Director Mrs. Post says “My inspiration for ACA’s production will be the stage version starring Hugh Jackman with the Royal National Theatre.  You can watch it FREE online on PBS.com under Episodes > Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” > Oklahoma.  This is my favorite version. I think you will see why after you watch it!”  Our “Oklahoma!” performances will be November 13 - 16, 2014.  Watch the Charger newsletter for more information in the next couple of weeks!

 

NEW GRAMMAR SCHOOL HANDBOOK

Attention Grammar School Families:  There is a brand new Parent/Student Handbook just for our Grammar School (K4-5th grade).  Parents, you can find the new handbook attached below!

 

TUITION PAYMENTS

If your family uses the FACTS monthly payment option to pay your tuition, please remember that you need to turn in your payment form three weeks prior to your first monthly payment.  Please call the school office if you have any questions about the monthly payment option or the FACTS form. 

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The ACA office remains open during the summer!   The hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. 

 

 

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

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

July 25: Uniform Recycle Day, 9:00 – 12:00

Aug. 1: Teachers Return

Aug. 5: Elementary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 7: Secondary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 11: First day of school, 8:00 – 3:30

Aug. 15: Free Audition Workshop for “Oklahoma!”, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 17-18: Auditions for “Oklahoma!”

Aug. 21-22: New Life Ranch, grades 6-12