The Charger Newsletter

YEARBOOK PURCHASE INFORMATION

Parents: you need to order yearbooks this year!  (if you don’t order one, you won’t have one)

Order as many as you like! (one for each student, or one per family – it’s your choice)

Receive a 15% discount if you order by September 30th! (brings the price down to about $30)

The yearbook will be delivered and distributed in May this year!

So easy to order!  The YEARBOOK will be available for purchase for months to come, but this is the last week to receive a 15% discount!  Follow this link, and in three easy steps, your yearbook(s) will be reserved:  https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014725638033905     Click on “Buy Standard Yearbook” in the bottom right corner of the page to purchase your yearbook and you have until April to personalize it.

ALSO SEE THE YEARBOOK FLYER ATTACHED BELOW!

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 Packet.

Questions?  Call or stop by the school office.



OCTOBER LUNCH ORDERS

The monthly lunch order forms for October are available in the school office and are attached below.  If you are ordering for the month, please turn in your order form and payment by Friday, September 30th.  Students may still order lunch each morning at the office window or in their first class.  This monthly order form is for your convenience only.



SPIRIT WEAR DAY

This Friday, September 30th, is a Final Friday Spirit Wear Day for everyone - no coupon necessary!  Students may wear an ACA or House t-shirt (or their ACA polo) with clean, well-fitting blue jeans.  Check the Parent/Student Handbook (available on our web site) for further information on Spirit Wear.



STATE FAIR DISCOUNT COUPONS

We now have Tulsa State Fair discount coupons available in the school office.  The coupon is good for a $2.00 Gate Admission for students age 5 - 18 on Monday - Friday beginning September 29th.  Students must enter the fair before 6:00 p.m. to use the coupon.

 

PLAN & EXPLORE TESTS

Next Wednesday, October 5th, we will be giving the Explore Test to our 8th graders and 9th graders new to ACA.  We will also be giving the PLAN Test to our 10th graders at the same time.  These are both standardized tests which can be used to determine a student’s reading level for their driver’s license test.  If we don’t have these in the student’s file, we are not able to provide the certificate of reading proficiency for a student.  Both tests will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will finish by about 11:00-11:15  a.m.  Students will be excused from their classes to do their testing.  Part-time students who are not usually at school on Wednesday mornings should make every effort to be here for these tests.  Please call the school office if you have any questions.

 

FAFSA NIGHT

Attention Parents of Seniors:  We will be hosting our 2nd Annual FAFSA Night next Friday night, October 7th, from 7:00pm - 9:30pm, in the ACA computer lab.  Bobbi McKinney, financial aid representative from NSU, will be coming again this year to help senior families complete their FAFSA.  If you would like to come and get this great help, please contact Mrs. Collingsworth at [email protected] to reserve a spot.  For those of you who are filing a FAFSA for the first time this year, Mrs. Collingsworth would highly encourage you to come.  It is nice to know that you are completing things accurately with someone who knows how to help you when you have questions.   

Ms. McKinney asks that you come with your FSA ID already created.  This will be your unique username and password that you set up online.  Both you and your senior will need your own FSA IDs.  You should have received information on how to create these at the senior meeting with Mrs. Cathey a couple of weeks ago (right before College Night).  

You should also bring a copy of your 2015 tax returns.  These are what you filed this past April.  You will be using this information to complete your FAFSA.   As I hope you’ve heard many times by now, the FAFSA now will require using Prior Prior Year tax information.  This will be really helpful as you won’t have to wait on tax information at the beginning of next year.  Your senior can apply for colleges and submit the FAFSA during the same time frame.  If you have any questions, or to reserve your spot, please contact Mrs. Collingsworth at [email protected]



LITTLE THEATRE

“A Taste of Broadway” – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 7:00 p.m. in the  ACA GREAT ROOM.

Skip the expense and hassle of flying into JFK the next time you want to see a Broadway-caliber show. Instead, come to our first “Little Theatre” production on Friday, October 14th, at 7:00 pm, for a “Taste of Broadway” numbers featuring ACA’s 2016-2017 Show Choir.

Our Show Choir will entertain you with a variety of Broadway numbers from the past and the present including classic medleys from “Mama Mia”, “Into the Woods”, and toe tapping numbers from “42nd Street”, “Singing in the Rain” “Wonderful Guy” and “Les Miserables”.  As an added bonus, our audience will receive a “sneak peak” number from our upcoming fall production of “Beauty and the Beast”.  Don’t forget to purchase from our concession stand, which will open at 6:30 pm.

As you can see, this first Little Theatre is going to give you a great taste of Broadway fun and entertainment. Tickets are only $3 at the door for all ages. We encourage you to bring family and friends for a fun one hour of entertainment!  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Seating is limited!

 

DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

Five Performances – November 10-13, 2016

Get ready! Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, October 13th!  Ticket prices are $10 per adult and $7 for children/students .  EARLY TICKET SALES FOR CAST PARENTS will be Monday - Wednesday, October  10th – 12th  (NOTE: All cast fees need to be paid by these dates to receive your 10% discount for up to 10 tickets.)  Tickets WILL sell out so get your tickets early.  Tickets may be purchased through the school office.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” POSTERS AND POSTCARDS ARE AVAILABLE!  Please help us get the word out. We have beautiful Posters that need to be placed in our community. If you can place one in your business, church, studio, store, etc, please pick one or two from the office. We also have postcards that you can distribute to family and friends or mail. These are also available in the school office.

CALLING ALL CARPENTERS FOR THE SET OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”  Mr. Pirtle needs assistance in building the West and East Wings of our set. TWO Work days have been set: Friday, Oct. 7th, 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, Oct. 15, 1:00-5:00 pm.  Mr. Pirtle will also be available on the 7th earlier if there are parents who would like to come earlier (after 1:00 p.m.). Please help us finish the set if you have a couple of hours you can volunteer. If you have questions, please contact the school office.

 

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.



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!



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. 30: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Oct. 5: Senior Retreat Day

Oct. 5: Explore Test for all 8th graders & 9th graders new to ACA

Oct. 5: PLAN Test for all 10th graders

Oct. 7: “Beauty & the Beast” set work day, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Oct. 7: FAFSA Night for parents of seniors

Oct. 10: “Beauty & the Beast” tickets available for cast parents

Oct. 13: “Beauty & the Beast” tickets available for everyone

Oct. 14: End of First Quarter

Oct. 14: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 15: PSAT testing, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 15: “Beauty & the Beast” set work day, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 18: Yearbook Picture Retake Day

Oct. 20-21: Fall Break - No school