The Charger Newsletter

NEW ½ DAY K4 PROGRAM!

ACA is now enrolling for our new Pre-K Academic Half-Day Program.  This program will be Monday – Friday mornings with the choice of picking up at 11:30 or at noon (before or after lunchtime).  Tuition is $2750 per year (pro-rated).  Please share this information with your friends and family that might be looking for a half day K4 program!  Contact Dr. McGuire in the school office for more information.

 

LUNCH MENU CHANGE!

Our menu for the Augustine Café on Fridays for September included peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on three of the Fridays.  We have discovered, however, that we have a few students on campus who are allergic to peanut products, and severely so in one case.  For their safety, we are removing the peanut butter option from our menu and creating a “peanut free” table in the lunchroom.  Please be considerate when choosing what you send with your children in their lunches as well. 

We realize that some of you already ordered and paid for PB&J sandwiches on your monthly order form for September.  We will gladly substitute another menu item OR, for September only, we can use a toasted soy product called WOWBUTTER that is completely peanut, gluten, and dairy free but tastes very much like peanut butter.  We will use that in our PB&J sandwiches for September if you wish to make that choice for your student.  Please call or email the school office before Friday morning to let us know your choice.  ( [email protected] )  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the health and safety of our students is essential to us.

 

BEFORE SCHOOL PROCEDURE

Reminder:  The doors to the school do not open until 7:15 in the mornings.  If you arrive earlier than 7:15, please remain with your child in the parking lot until the magnetic locks release at 7:15.  Beginning at that time we will have adult supervision in the Great Room for your children.  Students are to remain in the Great Room until the bell releases them at 7:55 to go to their classroom.  Please remind your students that they are not free to wander the building before school.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

H.E.N. HOUSE

Have you heard?  ACA has a new House!  And it’s just for parents! Announcing THE H.E.N. HOUSE: a volunteer and social organization with a mission to H elp, S upport, and N urture members of the Augustine Christian Academy family.  Looking for a place to plug in, have fun, and form relationships with other ACA parents?  Contact Christi Rowland at [email protected] for more information.

 

AUDIO VIDEO CLUB

The high school Audio Video Club will meet on Monday afternoons from 3:45-5:00 in the Library and Computer Lab. This is a student led club (supervised by Mr. Ahrens) for technology minded students in 9th - 12th grades.  If your students are interested in learning about filming or editing, have them join us for our next meeting on Monday, September 8th.  There will be an after hours commitment during our production nights. 

 

PARENT PRAYER MINISTRY

We need you!  We need you join us to pray for just one hour a week, on Wednesday mornings, from 8:15-9:15.  We pray for our children, our school, and our families; so it is an opportunity to make one hour in your week have an eternal impact!  Please join us in the PAB on Wednesday morning at 8:15 every week, once a month, or even only a couple of times a year!  If you have any questions, call Carmen Applebaum at 918-720-9922.  See you there!

 

ART FEES

Just a reminder: student art fees were due by August 29th.  If art fees have not been paid by this Friday, students will not be able to participate in art class until their art fee is paid.  The art fee for K4 – 5th grade is $10, for Junior High Art class $30, and for Studio Art $35.  These fees should be paid in the school office. 

 

TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION

This week we received a check for $467.83 from Target’s Take Charge of Education program!  A BIG “THANK YOU” to everyone who has used their Target REDcard and designated ACA as your school recipient.  Target donates 1% of purchases made with their REDcard at Target and Target.com. 

 

AMAZON SMILE

Have you heard of Amazon Smile?  When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon will make a donation to ACA for 0.5% of your purchase of eligible products.  Go to smile.amazon.com and register for your donations to go to Augustine Christian Academy!  This is a fast and easy way to support ACA!

 

BOX TOPS AND SOUP LABELS

Yes, we accept Box Tops and Soup Labels!  Bring your Box Tops for Education and your Campbell’s Labels for Education to the school office!  These can be redeemed for classroom supplies and money for ACA.

 

OFFICE DEPOT 5% BACK TO EDUCATION PROGRAM

If you shop at Office Depot, please ask them to credit your purchase to Augustine Christian Academy.  Office Depot sends a gift card to us twice a year that is equal to 5% of the purchases credited to the school by customers.  This can help us quite a lot during the year!

 

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

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Sept. 12: Five Week progress reports

Sept. 26: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Sept. 29: Salt & Light Chapel, students must wear High Convocation uniform

Oct. 1: Yearbook Portrait Day

Oct. 3: Fall Fundraiser Events: Wheel-a-thon & Serve-a-thon

Oct. 10: Parents of Seniors meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 10: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.