The Charger Newsletter

SECONDARY STUDENT SCHEDULES

We are finishing up our 2nd week of school with our Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch on Thursday & Friday.  Student schedules are now firm and may only be changed with a parent conference with Mr. Post.  If you need to schedule a meeting with Mr. Post, please contact Samantha or Becki in the school office.

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - UPDATE

As with most new programs, there is an evaluation period to see if everything is working properly. Change is never easy, but we want to make this transition as easy as possible for our families. We are finding that some parents are having difficulty arriving during our pick-up window. Our new Extended Day program is a structured, curriculum based program with scheduled activities as well as snack time (we provide the snack and drinks). We realize, however, that not all families will choose to be a part of this wonderful program and will simply need a little time before they can pick up or arrange for pick up of their students after school lets out. For these students, we will be providing “Drop-In” tables where your students can focus on their homework.

Our liability insurance requires that all on-campus students are being supervised when entrusted to our care. Since the only staff available for this supervision is our Extended Day director, the Drop-In students will remain with the extended day program at the Drop-In table until signed out by a parent or other authorized person. We are making the Drop-In program available at $6.00 for any part of an hour and this should be paid at the time of pick-up if at all possible.

The Extended Day Program handbook & enrollment forms are attached below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Ahrens at [email protected] or 918-832-4600.



SCHOOLWAY COMMUNICATION TOOL

In case of severe weather, large scale sickness among students or staff, or if there is an urgent message we need to share with our families, we will be utilizing the SchoolWay app available on your Apple or Android products. This is a free app that you will need to download to your phone, iPad or tablet (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 with 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. A pdf to walk you through the download process is attached below.

 

We will also notify the three local TV stations if sickness or weather should cause us to close the school or delay our start time, 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 it at your earliest convenience.



LUNCHES AT ACA

We have found that a change to the lunch program offerings would be more helpful to our families. We will now have a vendor providing lunch options for our students and staff for each day of the week, including Fridays! This year we will be offering meal options from the following:

Monday - Chick-fil-A

Tuesday - Marco’s Pizza

Wednesday - Subway

Thursday - Chick-fil-A

Friday - Papa John’s Pizza & Freckles Frozen Custard

Attached below you will find the monthly lunch menu September which shows the items offered each day and prices.  These will also be the items offered next week, August 24-28.  

We will not have vendors providing lunches the rest of this week,  August 20 & 21. Students must still pack their lunches those days.  (Freckles Frozen Custard will be available on Friday, August 21 at lunch time. It will cost $1.25.)  Remember that students in grades K4 - 5th will not have microwaves available to them during lunchtime.

During the week, lunches must be ordered before school at the office window (K4 - 2nd grade) or at the beginning of class (3rd - 12th grade).  For the month of September, you may print out the lunch menu and order for the month.  Students may also order each morning - the monthly order form is for your convenience.  For more information on the specialty pizzas please visit http://www.marcos.com/ and http://order.papajohns.com/order.html  Parents who would like, may set up a lunch ledger for their student in the school office by depositing money for their student to spend on lunches.  Questions?  Call the school office!



CHARGER ROUND TABLE AT NEW LIFE RANCH

It is our tradition at ACA to begin the school year with a retreat for our 6th - 12th graders and staff at New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK.  Our student leaders and House sponsors left this afternoon, and everyone else will leave tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and return on Friday, August 21, between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.  This is a wonderful time of bonding, worship, games, discussions, fun, and it helps to integrate new secondary students into the ACA family.  Please pray with us that this retreat will be a meaningful time for our students and staff! Students in grades 6 - 12 not attending the New Life Ranch retreat do not have classes Thursday or Friday this week.



FAMILY CARNIVAL AND CHICKEN DINNER

Mark your calendars for the ACA Senior Sponsored FAMILY CARNIVAL!

Saturday, August 29th, 6:00-8:30pm at the school.  There will be face painting, carnival-type games, a dunk tank with some special guest “dunk-ees”, Senior Pie Auction and a parent/student Grailball game! Game tickets are 5 for a $1.00 and can be purchased at the carnival.

 

We will also have a mouth watering chicken dinner available for only $5.00 a plate if you pre-purchase your meal tickets, and $4.00 a plate for families of 5 or more if you pre-purchase meal tickets! (Big families, come on out!) Meal tickets at the doorare $6.00 per plate or $5.00 per plate for families of 5 or more.  Pre-purchase tickets will be available beginning Monday in the school office.

 

This will be an incredible night and you won’t want to miss it! Come fellowship with friends and meet some new friends! To help us prepare, please purchase your meal tickets by Friday, August 28th.  Pre-purchased tickets are appreciated, but not necessary!  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the ACA Class of 2016.



ACA MOM’S BREAKFAST OUT

Come and join other ACA moms for a fellowship breakfast on Saturday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m. at the First Watch restaurant in the Plaza shopping center at 81st & Lewis.  This is just a time to eat and chat and get to know one another!  Questions?  Contact Christi Rowland at [email protected]  




GRAMMAR SCHOOL T-SHIRTS

If you are ordering t-shirts for your Grammar School student, please bring your order form to the school office by Friday, August 21st.  Shirts are $10 each and order forms are available in the office.



2015-2016 PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

Attached below you will find the updated 2015-2016 Parent/Student Handbook.  Please take a few minutes to read through the handbook and sign and return the last page to the school office.  We want everyone to “be on the same page” as we begin the year!



ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

ACA participates in a number of fundraising programs that run all year.  These include General Mills Box Tops, Campbells Labels, Office Depot’s 5% Back to Schools, Target’s Take Charge of Education, and Amazon’s Smile program.  Box Tops & Labels can be dropped off in the school office anytime.  See the lists of participating products attached below.  When making a purchase at Office Depot, ask them to credit your purchase to Augustine Christian Academy.  If you use Target’s Red Card, you can designate ACA to receive a donation each time you use your card.  To donate via Amazon’s Smile program, go to https://smile.amazon.com to shop at Amazon and you can choose ACA to receive a donation when you make an online purchase.



ACA OFFICE HOURS

Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day school is in session. If you need to reach someone outside of office hours, please email [email protected] .  

 

 

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

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Aug. 20-21: Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch, grades 6 - 12

Aug. 28: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Aug. 29: Family Carnival & Dinner

Sept. 4: Yearbook Picture Day (more info coming soon)

Sept. 7: Labor Day, No school