The Charger Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR SEMIFINALISTS!

Congratulations to Joseph Bates and Anthony Conroy!  These two seniors are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!  We are waiting to hear if new student, Dylan Compton is a Commended Scholar or a Semifinalist.  Congratulations to all three of these outstanding students!

 

PSAT FOR JUNIORS

On Wednesday, October 15th, all 11th graders (full-time & part-time) will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT at ACA.  The test is about 3 hours long and is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  There is no charge for ACA 11th graders to take this test.  All ACA juniors should stop by the office and pick up the preparation & practice booklet.

 

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.

 

STAGECRAFT SHIRTS

Students in Stagecraft class ordered t-shirts to wear when doing messy jobs (painting, gluing, etc.) so they won’t ruin their uniform shirts.  Those t-shirts are in and can be picked up in the school office.  They are $11 each.

 

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, E.ncourage, 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?  COME TO THE FIRST H.E.N. HOUSE MEETING ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, AT 2:00 IN THE ACA PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING.  Contact Christi Rowland at [email protected] for more information.

 

FROM OUR ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

From Mrs. Collingsworth:  “It has been a pleasure to meet with the seniors and juniors recently and discuss college!  I will be meeting with the sophomores this coming Friday.  One of the items that I am discussing with all of them is a workbook entitled, “Accepted!  A College Planning Workbook”, by Janet Miranda, PhD.  We are suggesting that each of our high school students to have a copy of this workbook.  You can order it off of Amazon Smile for $15.56.  If a few of you order together you can get free shipping (with an order over $35).  And please choose St. Augustine Academy, Inc. as your charitable organization when ordering on smile.amazon.com!  This workbook will be a great help to each student, along with our group and individual meetings.  Please feel free to contact me with any college-related question or concern and I will do my best to help you!”

 

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!

 

GOODSHOP

Where do you shop online?  Best Buy?  Harry & David?  Land’s End?  Staples?  Sears?  Walmart?  If you shop at any of these online sites, or hundreds of others, please begin your shopping at goodshop.com and support Augustine Christian Academy.  By using goodshop.com as your shopping “portal” and going to your shopping site from there, you can help raise money for ACA.  Learn more at goodshop.com.

 

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 (St. Augustine Academy, Inc.)!  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.  PLEASE NOTE: Box Tops do have an expiration date, so please turn them in every couple of months instead of waiting until you have saved a huge amount of them.  Also, our next “turn in date” is late October, so bring in all of your Box Tops this month!

 

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.

Oct. 15: PSAT for ALL 11th graders, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 15: Elementary Parent Conferences, Grades K4-5th dismiss at noon

Oct. 16-17: Fall Break, No school