The Charger Newsletter

GET YOUR TICKETS & GET READY FOR SOME  TRIVIA!!

Trivia Night is just a few days away! We don’t want you to miss out on this FUNdraising evening with us.  So if you can’t come up with enough friends to fill a table, stop by the office and purchase individual tickets for just $10 each and we can put you with others to make up a team!  You will still be able to create a theme for your group if you’d like.  But it’s also not too late to sponsor a table/team!  

Not only will we crown a TRIVIA TEAM winner for the year, we will also start a new tradition… BRAGGING RIGHTS for the winning THEME!!!  There will be a few auction items as well as a few raffles in which to participate.

Sweet and Salty Desserts, Water, Tea and Punch will be served.

          When:   Saturday, February 28, 2015

           Time:    7:00 p.m.

        Where:    Tulsa Event Center

                         2625 S. Memorial Drive., Tulsa

Cost:  $100 per table/team.  Each table can hold a team of 6-10 individuals.  OR $10 per person and ACA will create the team!

Prizes awarded for (1) the evenings Trivia team champions, (2) the best table theme (this could include decorations on the table as well as wearing team costumes) and (3) the class/House with the most adults registered. Non-ACA guests will be counted twice, so be sure to invite your non-ACA friends, family, co-workers, church small group members, and neighbors soon. Sign-up begins now and is open for reservations until Monday, February 23rd.  See the registration form attached below for more details and to make your reservation.



NEW COMMUNICATION TOOL

If ACA is closing for sickness or severe weather, or if there is an urgent message we need to share with our families, we will now be utilizing a new tool called SchoolWay. This is a free app that you will need to download to your iPhone or Android phone (from the App Store or Google Play); or you can download the web based version to receive messages via e-mail or text (you will need to enter your e-mail address or cell number to receive e-mail or text). The SchoolWay system will send you an alert of the message we need our families to receive. Please take a few moments to download the MySchoolWay app for your computer at http://myschoolway.com/acatulsa or from the App Store or Google Play for your smart phone.

We will also notify the three local TV stations if sickness or weather should cause us to close the school, but we feel SchoolWay will be a great partner, and it is a free system provided to us by our friends at Jostens.  Please download SchoolWay at your earliest convenience.

 

VALENTINE STORE

The Performing Arts Booster Club would like to thank Christy Rowland and all of her helpers for another successful Valentine Store!  Thank you also to all of the parents, students, and teachers who shopped our store for your Valentine!



RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2015-2016

Enrollment contracts for 2015-2016 were mailed out recently to all current ACA families today.  A few of our Grammar School grades are at or near capacity this year, and we have already had new families expressing interest in enrolling their children for next year.  To save your child’s place in class, please return your enrollment contract to the school office as quickly as you can, because on March 2nd we begin accepting new students for the fall.  



LITTLE THEATER

Our Performing Arts Dept. announces Little Theater THIS Friday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m.!  The first part of the evening will showcase our Intro to Theater class, Vocal Express, and the Ladies Show Choir.  The second part of the evening will feature our Advanced Acting class performing a hilarious and heart-warming one act play, “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe Dipietro.  No advance ticket sales… pay at the door only: $2 for adults and $1 for students.  Skip dinner and come hungry because concessions will be available: pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and sodas!  Remember to arrive early because the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited.




EAST COAST TRIP 2016

There is an East Coast Trip informational meeting for parents of current 10th & 11th grade students on Friday, February 20th, at 6:00 p.m.  This trip will take place in March of 2016, but registration for the trip is open  and families must begin planning/thinking about it now!  Bring your questions!  Mr. Post promises that the meeting will be over before Little Theater begins!



SALT & LIGHT CHAPEL

Our next Salt & Light Chapel will be next Monday, February 23.  Our guest speaker for Monday’s Salt & Light chapel will be therapist, Teresa Burnett, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Crossroads Counseling & Consultation. As always, parents are welcome to join us for this very special speaker series. As these chapels are always an open forum for questions from our students and teachers, Teri has expressed that she is very comfortable tackling whatever is thrown her way. Any and all questions related to the issues faced by today’s secondary students will be handled delicately, but directly. To that end, we wanted our students and parents to know that there is the possibility that serious and even difficult topics may be discussed during this chapel service.  Secondary chapel will meet from 9:10 - 10:10.  Students must wear their High Convocation uniforms.  Since chapel time is extended for our speaker, the class schedule will be adjusted.  Please see the adjusted class schedule below.




PABC MEMBER BENEFITS

Gold & Platinum Members: Remember that showing your membership card at the door this Friday evening will get you two free admissions to Little Theater!.

Silver Members (Cast families): It’s not too late to upgrade to the Platinum tier of membership and receive more benefits like:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Production of Disney’s “Peter Pan” in April
  • 2 complimentary tickets to Little Theater productions
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Auggie Awards this May
  • 2 lines of cast dedication in the Peter Pan production program (please give copy to the school office one month before performance)
  • Family, Company, or Foundation name listed in the production program of Peter Pan (please give copy to the school office one month before performance)




AHOY “PETER PAN” MOMS AND DADS!

Our FIRST set building party for Disney’s “PETER PAN” will be held this  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. We need ALL hands on deck as there is much to be built. Please bring any power tools or hammers you may have and we will see you on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st.  High school age students are welcome to come and help too!




ITEMS NEEDED

Our art teacher, Ms. Linda Thornhill, is needing a few items for some art projects she has planned.  If you have any styrofoam egg cartons, paper grocery bags, or 9 x 12 or larger picture frames that you could donate, please drop them off in the school office.  Thank you!



“OKLAHOMA!” DVD’S

The dvd’s of ACA’s “Oklahoma!” should be here any day!  If you would like to order one or more of these dvd’s, please contact the school office.  We need to know how many dvd’s to produce!  They cost $20 each.  Those who pre-order and pre-pay will receive their dvd’s first!





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

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Feb. 20: East Coast Trip 2016 Informational meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 20: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 21: “Peter Pan” set building, 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 23: Salt & Light Chapel, students must wear High Convocation uniform

Feb. 26: National Latin Exam for all Latin students

Feb. 28: Trivia Night Fundraiser

Mar. 4:   Explore Test for 8th graders (& new 9th graders)

Mar. 6:   PLAN Test for 10th graders

Mar. 7:   Israel Trip begins

Mar. 11: Spring Portraits

Mar. 16-20: Spring Break