The Charger Newsletter

SENIOR PARENT MEETING

This Friday at 6:00 p.m. there will be a meeting for all parents of seniors. We will be discussing graduation, caps & gowns, announcements, senior pictures, fundraisers, Senior activities, etc. so please make every effort to attend!  We will be done by 7:00 so that you may attend the ACA College Information Night.  If you are not able to attend this parent meeting, you must contact Mrs. Cathey at: [email protected]



ATTENTION PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

FROM OUR COUNSELOR: I wanted to let you know about our college event that is coming up this Friday!  We will be hosting our 2nd Annual ACA College Night Event this Friday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Last year was a great success and we learned so much about all things college!  I know this year will prove to be just as enjoyable and informative!

We will be hosting representatives from seven of our most popular colleges.  And again we will have a special representative speaking about financial aid - which will be nice since the FAFSA has changed this year.  After each of their short introductions we will have a time of Q & A, which was such an informative part of the night last year.  After the presentations and Q & A the representatives will be at tables so you can speak with them individually.  We will also be having coffee and desserts to conclude the evening.

As an extra incentive, those students who attend will receive an orange coupon!  What’s not to love about that? (Parents, if you don’t know what that is, your student can tell you! :)  So, please plan on coming and spending the evening with us and gaining some great knowledge that will help both students and parents plan for college!

 

NEW ACA FAMILIES WELCOME PICNIC

New ACA families - This Saturday, September 17th, is the New Families Welcome Picnic.  This is an informal time to get together and get acquainted with other new ACA parents and a few “seasoned” ones as well, who will be hosting.  Volleyball and tennis facilities are available, and a few table games are going to be available in the shelter we have reserved.  Since we do have the shelter, we will have the picnic rain or shine, so plan to come even if it’s raining on Saturday!  Come and relax, play a few games (or not…) and spend a little time chilling out and making new friends.   A few “seasoned” ACA students will be hosting/leading games for students, so your new students will also feel welcomed and can get acquainted easily.  

Every family should bring a side dish or a dessert and your own beverages (a main dish will be provided).  We will meet at Leake Park, 7714 E. 71st St., Tulsa, 74133 (behind Amini’s Galleria) at 5:00 p.m. on September 17th.

Please RSVP, with the number of people in your family, to Mrs. Mia Chasteen at: 918-549-8201. That will help us have enough of the main dish on hand.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!



ALADDIN DVD’S ARE HERE!

If you ordered a dvd of the Summer Week of the Arts production of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” you can pick that up in the school office.  The cost is only $10 and checks can be made out to ACA.  If you ordered a photo cd, we also have those in the office.  The photo cd’s are $15 and checks should be made out to Nick Conroy.




YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Our school is creating a yearbook!  This project is an unexpected turn of events after deciding last spring that we would no longer have a yearbook at ACA. One of the problems was cost:  upfront cost to the school, the purchase of yearbooks that were never claimed, a dismal disinterest from businesses regarding the purchase of ads.  

We have found a company that offers yearbooks at a fraction of the cost from previous years.  Yearbooks will be able to contain personalized pages, and a quick printing turnaround allows them to be distributed at the end of the school year.  Parents can order easily online, getting as many books for their family as they desire, which means no books are ordered but unwanted.  Watch your email for more exciting information about the upcoming yearbook!

The Filmmaking class is still producing a Year in Review Memory Package.  This cd will be provided to every full-time student in the school, as specified in our Enrollment Contract.

We have seven students enrolled in this year’s yearbook class.  Our goal is to make a yearbook that reflects the character of our school and honors all who contribute to what we do here - from pre-K to our graduating seniors.  We are proud of ACA and want to make a yearbook that pleases students, faculty, and parents alike!  Thank you for supporting our endeavors.  More details will be coming soon!




ACA NIGHT AT JASON’S DELI

Join us for dinner at Jason’s Deli (on 61st Street near Memorial) on Tuesday evening, September 20th between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.  Jason’s will donate 10% of the collected receipts back to ACA!  All you have to do is drop off your dinner receipt in the jar at the restaurant!  You’re going to have to eat anyway, so plan to come and enjoy great food and a great time of fellowship with your ACA friends!  



SENIOR SPONSORED DINNER & CARNIVAL

On Friday evening, September 23rd, our Senior Class will host a dinner and carnival in the ACA Great Room and parking lot.  What’s for dinner?  We will be serving a fried chicken meal with two sides of your choice and dessert!  If you order and pay for your meal by Wednesday, Sept. 20th, the cost is $5 per plate for families of 4 or less, and $4 per plate for families of more than 4.  If you wait to order your meal until after Wednesday, the 20th, the cost goes up to $6 per plate for families of 4 or less, and $5 per plate for families of 5 or more.  (Beverages will be available for purchase.)  After your delicious dinner, you and your students can enjoy face painting, potato sack races, pie throwing (at the seniors!), a dunk tank (with several teachers!), Grailball games, and much, much more!  Game tickets will be 4 for $1 at the carnival.  COME AND ENJOY DINNER OR THE CARNIVAL - OR BOTH!  Funds raised will go toward the Senior Class activities during the year.



ACA ISRAEL TOUR 2017

Are you wanting more information about this fantastic two-week trip next March? We will be snorkeling in the Red Sea this time!  We will be having an informational meeting on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm in the ACA Great Room. This trip is for ACA juniors and seniors, ACA parents, and friends of ACA. Deadline to sign up for the trip is Friday, September 30 as we confirm our airline details in October. Please feel free to contact Rhonda Morgan at [email protected] or (918) 638-7799 if you have any questions.  Attached below is an application and trip itinerary.



ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

ACA participates in a few fundraisers that are easy to participate in and they go throughout the year!  

Office Depot has their 5% Back to Schools Program and will send us a gift card each quarter based upon how many customers credit their purchases to ACA.  When making a purchase, just tell them that you want our school to get credit.  Our school number is: 70120398 (which you can put in your phone and have it with you!) or the store can look us up.  We are listed by our corporate name - St. Augustine Academy, Inc.

Boxtops for Education are found on many products that we all purchase every week and those little coupons are worth cash to our school.  Please make it a habit to cut out or tear off those Boxtops and bring them to the school office.  See the list of Boxtop products attached below!

If you regularly shop online at Amazon, you can support our school by joining Amazon Smile!  Just go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign up to support Augustine Christian Academy.  Then when you shop Amazon, sign in on the smile.amazon.com page and a percentage of your purchase will be sent to ACA.  It’s really easy to support ACA and you still get those great Amazon prices!



FIVE WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS

We will be distributing Progress Reports and Report Cards on Mondays this year!  The first Five Week Progress Reports will be handed out next Monday, September 19th.  If you have any questions, please call the school office.



ACA OFFICE HOURS

Our school office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  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. 16: Senior Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 16: College info night, 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 17: New ACA Families Picnic, Leake Park, 5:00 p.m.

Sept. 19: Five Week Progress reports will be distributed

Sept. 20: ACA Night at Jason’s Deli, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sept. 23: Senior Sponsored Dinner & Carnival, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sept. 26: Salt & Light Chapel

Sept. 28: EXPLORE Test for 8th graders & 9th graders new to ACA