The Charger Newsletter

EARLY DISMISSAL & TEACHER TRAINING DAY

On Friday, September 25, ACA will dismiss school (all grades) at 1:45 p.m.  Our teachers will be receiving training that afternoon about early intervention for “at risk” students.  All secondary classes will meet, but we will have an adjusted schedule (attached below).  If at all possible, parents should pick up their students by 2:00 p.m. Our extended day program will not begin until 3:45 p.m. as usual, so between 2:00 and 3:45 we will be showing a movie in the Great Room for students remaining after 2:00.  The extended day program will begin at 3:45 and families will be charged their normal fee for the time their students are here after 3:45 p.m.  We do apologize for the short notice on this early out day, but our trainer that is coming for the teachers just confirmed this morning.



COLLEGE NIGHT

The very first Augustine College Night will be held on Friday evening, September 18th, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm for our high school students and their parents.  We will be hosting representatives from five different area universities who will be informing us about all things related to college!  They will be giving us both public and private university perspectives.  We will hear about what should be done now, while still in high school, to be prepared for college.  We will also hear about college itself - campus activities, faith organizations, leadership opportunities, residential life, Greek life, intramurals, and of course, financial aid!  There will also be a time for Q & A after the representatives have shared.  So plan to come and get helpful information and hand-outs, and get your questions answered!  This will be a wonderful new event for our Augustine families!  If you have any questions about College Night, please call Rochelle Collingsworth, our Guidance Counselor, at 918-832-4600 or email her at: [email protected]

 

CHILI NIGHT POSTPONED

The Senior sponsored Chili Night has been postponed!  It was originally on the calendar for this Friday, September 11th, but the Seniors have decided to postpone Chili Night until October 23rd - when hopefully the weather will be cooler and everyone will be craving chili!

 

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.  Also, please mind your speed when entering or exiting our parking lot and watch for students - they don’t always think to watch for cars!  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.



“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.



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.



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. 11: TU representative during House time

Sept. 18: JBU representative during House time

Sept. 18: College Night, 7:00 p.m.

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: Early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. due to teacher training

Sept. 25: ORU representative during House time

Sept. 25-26: Senior Class Retreat

Sept. 28: Salt & Light Chapel, students wear

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

Oct. 2: Serve-A-Thon Fundraiser