The Charger Newsletter

EARLY RELEASE DAY APRIL 1ST

Some of you are saying “Is this some kind of April Fools Day joke?” Actually, this is no joke. ACA will be closing for the day and releasing all students at noon on Friday, April 1st. We will not be providing lunch or after school care on this day, so please make arrangements to pick-up your children accordingly. All students will need to be picked up between 12:00 and 12:15. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

“SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL”

ACA’s Jr. Production will open its production, Seussical Jr. , on Thursday, April 14th.

The much-loved musical celebrates the power of imagination, the importance of believing in oneself, and diversity, reminding everyone that “A person’s a person, no matter how small!” The production features many well-known Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and of course, the infamous Cat in the Hat, who acts as host and MC.

Seussical will run for 5 performances, closing on Sunday, April, 17. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2000, before touring the U.S. and the U.K. It remains a staple of regional and school theater.

Tickets are $7 for Students/Children and $10 for Adults.  Performance dates/times are:

Thursday, April 14th, Friday, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 16th at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, April 17th at 3:00 pm.

Tickets are by reservation only. Invite all your family and friends. Director, Mrs. Post guarantees you will walk out the door singing one of the Seussical songs from the show!



GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRANDPARENTS DAY CELEBRATION

On Friday, April 1st, we are inviting grandparents to spend time in the classroom with their grandchild in grade K4 - 5th!  To facilitate all of our grandparents, we are hosting this day in two shifts!

For K4 - 2nd grade: Our day will begin for grandparents of our K4 - 2nd graders at 8:00 a.m. with a wonderful breakfast provided for grandparents  and their grandchild. Then grandparents can discover what their grandchild has been busy learning and creating this year as they tour the classrooms. While they are here, they won’t want to forget to stop by the Photobooth to capture their day on film!  We will be wrapping up the day and dismissing grandparents at around 10:15 a.m.  We have a wonderful day planned for our grandparents and would love to see them here. Please RSVP for your child’s grandparents to the office or your child’s teacher.

For 3rd - 5th grade: Our day begins for grandparents of our 3rd - 5th graders at 9:45 a.m. for a time of discovering what their grandchild has been busy learning and creating this year as they tour the classrooms. Then a delicious lunch will be provided for grandparents and their  grandchild. While here, they won’t want to forget to stop by the Photobooth to capture their day on film!  We will be wrapping up our school day at 12:00 p.m. We have a wonderful day planned for our grandparents and would love to see them here. Please RSVP for your child’s grandparents to the office or your child’s teacher.



SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is THIS WEEK and we STILL NEED a few parent volunteers to help on Thursday and Friday to make it a successful book fair.  If you would be able to volunteer for a shift or two, please call Dawn Murphy-Williams at 314-952-3320.  The book fair will be open from 7:30 - 3:30 on Thursday, and 7:30 - noon on Friday.  



FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, AND FUNdraising

Our next Food, Fellowship, and Fundraising event will be next Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 at Noodles & Co. at 9205 E. 71st Street.  See the flyer attached below for more information.  You must take in the flyer or mention that you are supporting Augustine Christian Academy for us to get credit for your purchase!  ACA will receive 25% of sales during those hours.

These restaurant events have all been so much fun that you won’t want to miss this one.



RE-ENROLLMENT

Re-enrollment packets were mailed out to current families during spring break.  If you did not receive your packet, please contact the school office as soon as possible.  We are beginning to accept new students, so you need to turn in your enrollment contract to hold your student’s place in their grade.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions.



APRIL LUNCH ORDER FORMS

The monthly lunch order form is attached below and is also available in the school office.  If ordering for the month, order forms and payment are due by April 1st.  Students may also still order each morning at the office window or in their first hour classroom.



2017 ACA ISRAEL TRIP

The next ACA Israel Trip is scheduled for March, 2017.  This trip is open to our current 10th & 11th graders (11th & 12th next year), ACA families, alumni, teachers, and friends of ACA.  If you are interested in joining this tour of Israel (or know someone who might be interested), please contact Mrs. Rhonda Morgan at: [email protected] or 918-638-7799 for more information, or sign up in the school office.  Signing up just indicates your interest and that you want more information.  It is not a commitment to the trip.  We will be having an informational meeting on April 5th at 6:30 in the ACA Great Room.  Come to the meeting and get your questions answered! A $300 deposit will be due April 15 to join the trip.

You can ask to join the Facebook group called “ACA Israel Tours” which has a lot of great information.  Also, below is a link to watch a 1:30 minute “trailer” done by Nick Conroy from the 2013 trip, with another link to watch the 21:37 minute full video.  Attached below is a file with the trip itinerary.

Israel Trip Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBcKMwdV_1Q

Full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXqkJwWFK6s



SPIRIT WEAR WEEK

The ACA Band is having a Spirit Wear week to help raise money for their contest trip at the end of April.  Their Spirit Wear Week will be April 4th - 8th. The cost is $10 for full time students and $5 for part time students. Wristbands will be given out and will need to worn the whole week. Students must purchase their wristbands this week from Mrs. Cathey in the office.



TALENT SHOW

Join us on Friday evening, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. for the annual Senior Sponsored Talent Show.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Don’t be late because seating is limited!  Adults: $4.00 and Students: $3.00.  Concessions will be available including “Walking Tacos” and other goodies!  The audience will be voting on the best acts.



CHOCOLATE BAR SALES

All money from chocolate bar sales is now due!

Congratulations to the Sales Winners: 1st Place - Angel Karloh, 2nd Place - Jacob Fox, and 3rd Place - Joshua Back.  We appreciate all those who sold chocolate bars to support our performing arts program.



EIGHTH GRADE TRIP

The trip itinerary and permission slips for the upcoming 8th grade trip have been sent home with students and is attached below.  The permission slips are due back in the school office by THIS Friday, April 1 with a $50 deposit.  The balance is due by April 28th.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Becki at: [email protected]



SPRING PICTURE DAY

The yearbook staff is sponsoring Spring Picture Day on Friday, April 8th.  Students may wear their choice of clothing for their spring picture, but must be in uniform except when getting their picture taken.  There will be a choice of backgrounds using “green screen” technology.  However, due to the green screen - students should NOT wear green clothing!  Proofs will be delivered to the school and parents can order portraits from the photographer’s web site if they like the proofs.



SCHOOLWAY

We are a weather aware school and use SchoolWay as one way to notify our ACA community of weather related announcements. If you have not had a chance to download the free app from the app store, do it today! You will receive instant push notifications from our schools. See the flyer attached below for information about the app for your phone, or visit www.myschoolway.com/acatulsa for more information.



CAMPBELLS LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Campbells is making a change and after this school year they will be discontinuing their Labels for Education program.  For ACA that means that we have one more chance to turn in labels for credit toward classroom supplies!  If you have been saving Campbells labels, please bring those to the school office by March 31st so we can get them turned in to Campbells before the end of the school year.



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

Mar. 31 - Apr. 1: Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 31: REME testing, 3:15 p.m.

Apr. 1: Grandparents Day, early dismissal at noon for all grades, no after school care provided

Apr. 4-8: Spirit Wear Week, purchase wristbands from Mrs. Orcutt

Apr. 7: Food, Fellowship, Fundraising at Noodles & Co., 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Apr. 8: Spring Picture Day

Apr. 8: Senior Sponsored Talent Show, 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 14-17: Performances of “Seussical, the Musical”

Apr. 22: Hen House sponsored Bingo Night