The Charger Newsletter

FROM MRS. MILLER

Dear ACA families & friends,

What a sweet show of love you all gave me last Sunday at my retirement Open House.  Thank you for your generous gifts and cards.  I am going to buy a new chair and ottoman for my new living room and I’ll call it my ACA chair - I will sit in it surrounded by your love and smile with many, many sweet memories of my years at ACA.  Thank you again for the fulfillment of a mission.

Love, Lorretta Miller



FACTS PAYMENT FORMS

The FACTS monthly payment forms for the 2015-2016 school year are now available in the school office.  If you are planning to pay your tuition next year with the monthly payment option of FACTS automatic withdrawals, please stop by the school office and pick up the payment form.  Forms need to be returned to the office at least three weeks prior to the first payment.



THE VOICES OF AUGUSTINE

Come and enjoy an enchanting musical afternoon listening to the voices of fourteen ACA students.  Some of these voices you will have heard before, and others you will hear for the very first time!  These students will take part in the very first ACA Voice Recital this Sunday, April 26th, in the ACA Great Room at 3:00.  Students include those who have been taking voice lessons from ACA staff and those students in Vocal Express who need an opportunity to solo in front of an audience.  This recital is FREE and open to the public, and will be followed by a short reception.



CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to ACA junior Hannah Brennecke!  Several ACA students attended Camp Enterprise the weekend of April 9 - 12.  Camp Enterprise is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in the Tulsa area for high school juniors.  Hannah was solely awarded the President’s Award for “Most Notable Leader” at the camp.  ACA is proud of Hannah!



MAY LUNCH MENU

The lunch order form for the month of May is now available in the school office and is attached below.  PLEASE NOTE: The May order form includes April 27-30.  If you are ordering for the month, please bring your order and payment to the school office by Friday, April 24.



SALT & LIGHT CHAPEL

On Monday, April 27th, we will be hosting our next Salt & Light chapel. Please join us in welcoming our guests Taylor Drake and the One Voice Singers from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. We are excited to learn the impact that SCU and the One Voice Singers are having as they minister through song in their service to the Lord.  ACA students must wear High Convocation uniforms on Monday.  The class schedule will be adjusted to allow our visitors more time in chapel - please see the schedule attached below for class times.



FIRST ANNUAL AUGGIE AWARDS CEREMONY

The first annual Auggie Awards ceremony will be Friday, May 1, 7:00 pm at St. James Methodist Church.  Cost is $7.  Cast and crew from “Oklahoma” and “Peter Pan” and Booster Club members are FREE, however, you still must pick up your tickets from the office.  Dress is Formal (like Winter Court) for cast and alumni. Parents need to dress in the spirit of the dress code. NO JEANS please.  Awards will be presented by performing arts alumni. There will be entertainment throughout the evening (alumni, select Vocal Express members, Advance Acting, and Show Choir singing excerpts from “Wicked”).   After the ceremony, parents, please join us for finger foods, beverages, and the final Booster Club meeting of the season.  Cast, students, and alumni will be treated to pizza, beverages, games, and dancing to the music of our live DJ.  You won’t want to miss this evening!  JR. HIGH PARENTS:  We encourage you to attend the ceremony and accept your child’s award on their behalf!

 

 

JUNIOR HIGH TEXAS TRIP

ACA’s Junior High students (grades 6 - 8) will be traveling to Dallas and Jefferson, TX the weekend of May 1 - 3.  This trip will include dinner at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Castle in Dallas, and an awesome  Civil War Battle re-enactment in Jefferson, TX.  You will find all of the information and permission slip attached below.  Permission slips are due by this Friday, April 24th and payment is due by April 30th.  Seating on the vans is limited, so don’t wait too long to turn in your student’s permission slip or all of the spots may be taken!  There is no school on Friday, May 1st, for junior high students not on the trip and no school for any junior high students on Monday, May 4th.  Please contact Mrs. Miller at [email protected] or the school office with questions.



YEARBOOK AD INFORMATION

Parents of Seniors:  Senior yearbook dedications are a great way to celebrate your graduate!  It’s also an excellent opportunity to share a favorite photo of them!  Dedication requests have been extended to Friday, May 1, but availability remains on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited.  Rates vary from $40 for one-eighth page to $280 for a full page.  Please see the attached form below for the specifications and submission guidelines.

 

BUSINESS OWNERS: We are now accepting ads for the yearbook!  This is an excellent opportunity to promote your business to our ACA families and support the yearbook.  Ad sizes range from 1/8th page (business card size) to a full page.  For prices and more information, please contact the school office or Karen Aspenson at [email protected]   Ad space is available on a first come, first-served basis.



SUMMER WEEKS OF THE ARTS AT ACA

The first two weeks in June will be the Weeks of the Arts at ACA.  The first week will offer such classes as Puppet Camp, Stagecrafting, Costume & Prop Crafting, Bell Choir Essentials, and Music Code Breakers.  The second week will be Disney’s “The Lion King” Kids Musical with performances at the end of the week.  There are classes for students in 1st grade through 9th grade!  The classes are open to non-ACA students, so our students can bring their neighbors, church friends, & cousins with them.  Please see the attached registration form for all of the information!

More about Disney’s THE LION KING KIDS:

OPEN CAST CALL for grades 1 - 9.  No experience necessary. You do NOT need to attend ACA.  Plan to be part of this wonderful experience. Feel the joy. Feel the thrill. Feel alive! Camp dates are June 8-12th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Performances are Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 am.  The cost is $150 but check out the discounts on our Information Sheet attached below.  There will be a FREE Audition and Placement Workshop on May 9th, 9:00 - 11:30 am with a mandatory parent meeting following the workshop.  ALL STUDENTS THAT AUDITION AND TURN IN THEIR APPLICATION WILL BE CAST.  Only 50 members will be cast in this production!  Don’t delay.  Pick up your registration form in the school office or print it out below!

 

 

PETER PAN PHOTO CD’S

 

If you ordered a photo cd or cast photo from “Peter Pan”, those are now available in the school office.  The photo cd is $20 and the cast photo is $5.  Please make checks payable to Nick Conroy.

 

OTHER SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you looking for additional summer classes/camps for your children?  Here are the links to TU’s Camp Incredible, TCC’s Summer Youth Camps (ages 5-17) and the Tulsa Kids’ List that tells what is being offered this summer.  There is quite a variety of offerings so there is an opportunity for every student!

 

TU’s Camp Incredible - for rising K4 - 8th graders

Go tohttp://utulsa.edu/camp-incredible-2015/ to see their brochure with dates, class listings and cost information.  

 

TCC’s Summer Youth Camps - for kids and youth, ages 5 - 17

Go tohttp://ce.tulsacc.edu/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=4&int_sub_category_id=21  for a listing of classes and more information.  You will find ACA parent Gina Conroy’s classes listed here!

 

Tulsa Kids’ Summer Camps List

http://www.tulsakids.com/Tulsa-Kids/Guides-Directories/Summer-Camps-Activities/index.php/cp/1/si/0/



 

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Apr. 24-26: 5th Grade Band trip to Branson

Apr. 27: Salt & Light Chapel, adjusted schedule

May 1-3: Junior High Texas Trip

May 1: Auggie Awards Night, 7:00 p.m.

May 5: Show Choir workshop, 3:15 p.m.

May 7: Show Choir Auditions, 3:15 p.m.

May 8: Senior Thesis Night, 7:00 p.m.

May 9: “The Lion King” audition workshop, 9:00 a.m.

May 12: Kindergarten Graduation, 10:00 a.m., ACA Great Room

May 12: 5th Grade Graduation, 2:00 p.m., ACA Great Room

May 12: Last day of school for grades K4 - 5th

May 13-14: Final Exams for grades 6 - 12

May 14: 8th Grade Graduation, 7:00 p.m., ACA Great Room

May 15: 12th Grade Graduation, 7:00 p.m., Spirit Life Church