The Charger Newsletter

ACA CHRISTMAS QUILT

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Christmas Quilt program to support our students!  They were awesome, weren’t they?

Another BIG THANK YOU to those who participated in the offering for the teacher’s Christmas bonus!  We really appreciate you!

 
  

END OF THE SEMESTER

The last day of regular classes for all grades will be Friday, December 16th.  Final exams for secondary students will be on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th.  The December lunch menu included Monday the 19th, so if you ordered and your students will not be here that day, your money will be refunded.  Students taking final exams must be picked up by 3:15 on Monday the 19th, and by 12:15 on Tuesday the 20th.  The school office will close at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20th, and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Students will report for school on Wednesday, January 4th, for the beginning of second semester.

 
 
 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK!

Maybe you totally forgot?  Or maybe you just haven’t made the time to do it yet?  Whatever your reason for not ordering your student’s yearbook yet… it’s not too late!  Simply go to: https://www.treering.com/ and click on “Buy Yearbook” in the upper right hand corner of the page.  Then just follow a few simple steps and BOOM! - you’ll be done and can check that off of your “to do list”.  Order a yearbook for each of your students, or just one for your family, but your students will want to have the yearbook to look at in the coming years.  You cannot order at school, so go to: https://www.treering.com/  and get your book ordered before the final order deadline.  Yearbooks will be distributed in May, 2017.

 
 
 

WINTER COURT

Winter Court is the annual formal banquet for ACA high school students. It is designed to celebrate being part of the Kingdom of Christ and our unique relationship with each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord. A King and Queen will be crowned and seniors who choose to will be inducted into the New Order of Augustine alumni organization.

This year Winter Court will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  It will be in a new location – the Tulsa Country Club, 701 N. Union Ave. in Tulsa.  All ACA high school students are encouraged to attend!

Tickets for Winter Court are now on sale and cost $42 each.  Tickets will not be available after January 13th.

ACA students are allowed to bring a date from another school provided that their date is willing to respect the purpose and standards of this formal evening and dress according to the dress code below.  Dates from another school must have their parents sign a consent form (available in the school office).

WINTER COURT DRESS CODE:

1. All dresses must be tea or floor length

2. All dresses must have a modest neckline. That is, it must be no lower than mid-back and reveal no cleavage in the front.

3. Any dress slits must go no higher than the knee

4. Gentlemen must wear tuxedos, dark suits, or coats, dress slacks, and ties.

All young ladies must have their dresses approved. They may bring their dress to the school for approval or they may send pictures of themselves in the dress they plan to wear (front & back) to the following email address for approval.  (If emailing pictures, please indicate your name and/or the ACA student with whom the young lady is attending.)  [email protected]

 

 

WINTER WEATHER!

When winter weather hits the Tulsa area, ACA will announce closings on Channels 2, 6, & 8.  We will also send out a message through SchoolWay which can come directly to your phone!  If you haven’t yet downloaded the SchoolWay app, please see the attachment below for more information about how to get it for your phone.

 
 
 

JANUARY LUNCH ORDER FORMS

The monthly lunch order form for January is now available in the school office and is also attached below.  If you wish to order for the month of January, please turn in your money and order form by Tuesday, January 20th.

 
 
 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL NEWS

A Visit from Rafael Lopez

Recently the Grammar School had an event that was particularly special for our grammar students and featured a prize winning illustrator by the name of Rafael Lopez.  He came to visit our school with a representative from the Tulsa Public Library, Laura Raphael.  Every year the library’s program, “Books to Treasure” gives every second grade student in Tulsa County a free book.  The book this year was titled “Tito Puente. Mambo King.”  It was written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Rafael Lopez.  During Mr. Lopez’s visit he inspired our children. He shared his personal story, encouraged the children to seek their gifts, and then illustrated some pictures for us and let us keep them! (They are hanging in the second grade classroom if you would like to see them!)  We were honored to have him visit our school.  

 
 

SICKNESS WARNING

Parents, we have had several students out this week with strep throat.  It is contagious, so please look for the signs and symptoms listed below. And always keep students home who have any of the following: fever, vomiting, sore throat, or diarrhea. Students must also be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please help us keep sickness to a minimum!

Signs of strep throat:

  • Sudden, severe sore throat

  • Pain when swallowing

  • Fever over 100 degrees

  • Swollen tonsils and lymph nodes

  • White or yellow spots on the back of a bright red throat

Thank you for your help!

 
 

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

Dec. 16: Last day of regular classes, Last day for Grammar School students this semester

Dec. 19: Secondary Final Exams, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dec. 20: Secondary Final Exams, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Dec. 21-Jan. 3: Christmas Break, no school

Jan. 3: Teachers return/meetings

Jan. 4: Students return & Second Semester begins!

Jan. 5: Alumni Day

Jan. 9: Report Cards for 2nd quarter will be sent home

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school

Jan. 20: Winter Court Day, school dismisses at 12:30