The Charger Newsletter

“PETER PAN” DVD’S ARE HERE!

The long-awaited dvd’s of the ACA production of Disney’s “Peter Pan” are here!  If you ordered a dvd, you can stop by the school office to pay and pick up your dvd.  The cost is $20 each and checks can be made payable to ACA.

 

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 door are $6.00 per plate or $5.00 per plate for families of 5 or more.  Pre-purchase tickets are available 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.

 

LUNCHES AT ACA

This year we are 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.  

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!




FINAL FRIDAY SPIRIT WEAR

This Friday is the final Friday in August and therefore is a Spirit Wear Day for everyone - no coupon necessary!  If your student does not yet have an ACA spirit wear shirt, they can wear their ACA polo shirt with jeans.  Please review the Spirit Wear dress code in the parent/student handbook, or call the office for more information.



YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY

Next Friday, September 4th, will be yearbook picture day.  Order forms were sent home earlier this week and those wishing to order pictures must return their forms by next Friday or pre-order online and send the receipt with your student next Friday (instructions are on the order form).  Grammar school students should wear their navy blue ACA polo shirt for their portrait.  Secondary students should wear their High Convocation uniform for their portrait.  Part-time students should try to stop by and have their picture taken between 8:00 and 10:00 that day.  (If part-time students cannot come next Friday, we will try to catch them on retake day in October.)  Questions?  Please contact Mr. Drake at [email protected]



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.

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.



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!



JOSH MCDOWELL COMING TO BARTLESVILLE

Dr. Josh McDowell, author and internationally known speaker, will be the guest for the annual Family Life Symposium in Bartlesville on Thursday evening (a free event), October 8, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and on Friday, October 9, 2015, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The location for this year’s event both days is Tri County Tech Center’s Event Center, 6101 SE Nowata Road in Bartlesville, OK.  Pre-register by October 6 for Friday’s Symposium at www.familylifesymposium.org at a cost of $55.  The registration fee is waived for college students with a current student ID.

Beginning at 6:30 on Thursday evening, Josh will provide information on “Building Relationships that Transform Families” geared toward parents, grandparents, educators, counselors and community members. All interested adults and teens are encouraged to attend Thursday’s free event.

Friday’s session, designed for educators, ministers, professionals, parents, and counselors, begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. Topics include: Relationships that Transform, A Generation in Crisis, Internet Pornography, Building Self-Image, and Defining Love. Lunch on your own will occur from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

For more information regarding the Symposium, check their web site: www.familylifesymposium.org or contact Jody: [email protected]




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. 28: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Aug. 29: Family Carnival & Dinner

Sept. 4: Yearbook Picture Day

Sept. 7: Labor Day, No school