The Charger Newsletter

WINTER COURT

A BIG THANK YOU to the parents who volunteered for Winter Court!  Your help that evening was so appreciated!  We couldn’t have Winter Court  without our parent volunteers!



FAFSA NIGHT & ACT PREP CLASS

Parents of Seniors: Need advice and/or help completing the FAFSA for your college bound student?  This Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. we will have a college financial aid officer here at ACA to answer your questions and help you get that FAFSA done!  

ALSO, we will be hosting a Chad Cargill  ACT Preparation Class for our high school students on Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Students will be excused from their classes to attend.  The cost for this class is $30 per student and students must register and pay for the class prior to attending.  For more information or to rsvp for either the FAFSA Night or the ACT Prep Class, contact Mrs. Rochelle Collingsworth at: [email protected]



VALENTINE’S DAY AT ACA

Valentine’s Day is right around the Corner…

But we’ve got you covered at ACA!

Singing Valentines – Send your love in song by ordering a Singing Valentine from the ACA Ladies Show Choir. We will deliver your song with a personalized card and Valentine wrapped chocolate all for $25. We sing anywhere a song can be delivered!  Deliveries will be made on FRIDAY, FEB. 12 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). ALL orders must be submitted to the school office or to Mrs. Gale Post by the end of the school day Feb. 11th!  Enjoy  our VIDEO on the ACA website! Order forms are attached below or are available on the school website (acatulsa.org) by clicking on the Singing Valentine video.

ACA Valentine Store – Our annual Valentine Store will be up and running on Monday, Feb. 8th. It will be stocked with numerous Valentine items and candy and everything will be reasonably priced. Choose your item, include a complimentary card, and we will hold and deliver it for you on FRIDAY, Feb. 12th.  Note: We only deliver items purchased from OUR store and we can only deliver to students, staff, & teachers in the school. However, you may also purchase items and take them with you!  Students, parents, family, and friends are all encouraged to purchase from the Valentine Store.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

English 8 teacher, Mrs. Sandra Massey, was presented with a special award from VFW Post 577 for her patriotism in having her students enter the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest each year.  A representative of Post 577 came to chapel on Monday to surprise Mrs. Massey with her award.  She has had several of her students win awards in the VFW’s Essay Contest over the past few years, the most current winner being 8th grader Elise Culp.  Congratulations to Mrs. Massey and to Elise Culp!



TRIVIA NIGHT

On Saturday, February 27th, ACA will be hosting our Third Annual Trivia Night and Auction Fundraiser. The event will be held at the Junior League of Tulsa located at 3633 S. Yale Ave. immediately adjacent to The Little Light House. Tables will be decorated in themes (and some of our evening’s participants will be in full costume!) and there will be awards given for originality and design. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for table hosts to decorate their tables and the Trivia rounds will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

Trivia Categories will include:

Trivia Americana

Broadway

Tolkien

Game Rules, and if time allows…

World Capitals

Our Grammar Classes and Secondary Houses will be competing for Best Gift Basket for the Auction phase of the evening. We are still in need of a few more auction item donations. Let us know if you can assist us in securing donations.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE!  Reserve your table (or join a table) and let us know your theme for the evening. Tables seat 10 and can be reserved for a donation of $100 (or $10 per ticket).  Questions?  Contact Mr. John Ahrens at: [email protected]



WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!  The World’s Finest Chocolate bars have arrived and will be ready for distribution next week.  ANY student or family can purchase or sell a box of the chocolates; however, if you were in the cast of “Sound of Music” or you are currently in the cast of “Seussical”, each cast member must sell or purchase ONE BOX of chocolates. If a family has more than one child participating in the school musicals, they are required to sell OR purchase 2 boxes. These chocolate bars are delicious and easy to sell at only $1 each.  This year we are offering CASH prizes for the top sellers: $200 (first place), $100 (second place), and $50 (third place). The deadline to return money in is MARCH 11th, which gives students approximately one month to sell boxes of chocolate bars.  There will be an informational letter going out next week along with instructions. This is the only fundraiser the Performing Arts Dept. runs with proceeds used to fund the great musicals at ACA, so that we can continue to keep our cast fees to a minimum, as well as provide professional lighting for all of our shows. Thank you in advance for supporting the Performing Arts program at ACA!



SPONSOR A YEARBOOK PAGE

Attention ACA parents! Now is the chance to put what you want to say about ACA in the yearbook!!! For only $50, you can sponsor a page in our yearbook and write a short blurb about whatever you’d like! You can write something about ACA ‘s students, faculty and staff, or any other school affiliated events. You can give words of wisdom, thanks, advice, or just give a shout out to your student.  Pick up an order form from the school office. Orders and payment is due February 26, 2016.  Maximum number of characters is 140.  Please contact Ian Brandenburg for more information at: [email protected]



LITTLE THEATRE

Our second Little Theatre of the school year is coming soon!  The evening will start at 7:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, February 19th with MUSIC! The ACA LADIES SHOW CHOIR will perform medleys from “Frozen”, “Princess Diaries 2”, and a few special a cappella numbers. They will be followed by the Intro to Musical Theatre class which will also perform a couple of numbers. Then the Intro to Theater Class will be performing monologues and demonstrating stage combat. We will end the evening with the Performing Shakespeare Class performing an annotation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  You will NOT want to miss this wonderful evening of music and drama on the ACA stage. Tickets can only be purchased at the door:  $3 for adults & $2 for students. The concession stand will open when the doors open and will be open during intermission.  The evening starts at 7:00 p.m. and will run about 2 hours. COME EARLY AS SEATS SELL OUT QUICKLY!



EAST COAST TRIP PARENT MEETING

On Friday, February 19th, before the Little Theatre, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a mandatory parent meeting for those going on the East Coast Trip in March.  At least one parent must attend this meeting!  



ART CLASS NEEDS

Our Art teacher, Mrs. Thornhill, is in need of styrofoam egg cartons and brown paper bags for her art classes.  If you have any of these you can donate, please drop them off at the school office.



LOST RING

One of our students lost a ring at school toward the end of last semester - she purchased the ring on the ACA Israel trip last spring, so it has a lot of sentimental value for her.  It is a silver band with a Hebrew inscription that goes all the way around the band.  Please ask your students if they may have seen it!  It can be brought to the office if found - no questions asked!  We would love to be able to locate this ring for her.  Thanks so much!



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

Feb. 5: FAFSA Night, please rsvp

Feb. 8-12: Valentine Store open

Feb. 11: Last day to order a Singing Valentine

Feb. 15: Presidents Day - No School

Feb. 17: REME Testing, 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 19: Mandatory East Coast Trip Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 19: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 24: ACT Prep Class, reservations necessary

Feb. 26: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Feb. 27: Trivia Night, 7:00 p.m.