The Charger Newsletter

YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY

THIS FRIDAY, September 4th, will be yearbook picture day.  Order forms were sent home last 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).  Order forms are also available in the school office.  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 8:30 and 10:30 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]

 

“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

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out last Saturday evening to support this Class of 2016 fundraiser!  The Seniors really appreciate your support!

 

REMINDERS ABOUT DROP OFF

Parents, we need to remind you not to stop in the school driveway when dropping off your students in the mornings. Please pull around to the back of the school, or park and walk your child to the door.  Also, please be aware that some of our students are using the crosswalk from the Shriner’s parking lot to cross 30th Street and the people in the crosswalk ALWAYS have the right of way.  Do not expect the students to stop for you - YOU should be stopping for the students.  Thanks so much for helping us keep everyone safe!

 

ART FEES ARE DUE

We charge an Art Fee for each student taking an Art class at ACA.  Our Art teacher, Mrs. Thornhill, has found that it is much easier and cheaper for her to shop for the art supplies and purchase them in bulk, than for parents to run all over town searching for supplies.  All Grammar School students are in Art and the fee is $10 per student.  For students in grades 6 - 8 taking Art, the fee is $30; and for students in grades 9 - 12 the Art fee is $35.  Please pay your art fees in the school office by September 18th.



LABOR DAY

Next Monday, September 7th, is Labor Day and we do not have school that day.  This holiday was accidently left off of the September lunch order form and a few people (including Ms. Becki!) ordered lunch for that day.  The amount paid for lunch for next Monday will be credited to a lunch ledger in your family’s name and you can request a refund next week; or you can leave it on the ledger for an emergency, or use it toward next month’s lunch order.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!



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 that 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

Sept. 4: Yearbook Picture Day

Sept. 4: NSU representative during House time

Sept. 7: Labor Day, No school

Sept. 11: TU representative during House time

Sept. 18: JBU representative during House time

Sept. 23: EXPLORE Test for all 8th graders (& 9th graders new to ACA), 8:00 a.m.

Sept. 25: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Sept. 25: ORU representative during House time

Sept. 25-26: Senior Class Retreat

Sept. 28: Salt & Light Chapel

Sept. 30: PLAN Test for all 10th graders, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 2: Serve-A-Thon Fundraiser