The Charger Newsletter

MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION

Parent Orientation for the parents of Grammar School students (grades K4 - 5th) will be held on Thursday, August 10th, at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting is a very important time for us to share new information or changes taking place at ACA.  This is also a wonderful time to meet your student’s teachers.  Bring your students!  Students will meet with their teachers while parents meet with Mr. Post.  Then the parents will meet the teachers as the students meet with Mr. Post.  Parents need to make every effort to attend!  



FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

The first day of school is next Monday, August 14th!  It will be a full day: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  All Secondary students (full-time and part-time) must attend the morning Orientation (8:00 - 12:00).  From 12:40 to 3:15 the three Monday/Wednesday classes will be meeting.  Part-time students having M/W classes need to stay and attend their classes.  Part-time students who do not have a M/W class may leave at lunchtime.  

All students must pack their lunches the first two weeks of school!  Our lunch venders will begin delivering lunches beginning the third week of school, August 28th, and students will be able to purchase a lunch in the mornings beginning that day.  Watch the Charger Newsletter for more information about our lunch program and our venders coming soon!  Also watch for the September monthly order form!

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

 

 

SCHOOLWAY

If you have not yet added the Schoolway app to your phone, please take a few moments to do so! You can also sign up online at the link below. Schoolway will be our primary way to alert parents and students when we need to get information to you quickly, as in the case of school closings due to bad weather, a power outage, etc.  Please see the attachment below for more information or go to this link: http://myschoolway.com/acatulsa



FALL MUSICAL INFORMATION

AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” will be held on FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL, AUGUST 18th, 3:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building.  ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!  Dinner will be served. Cost is FREE, but students must pre-register.  Pick up info packets in the school office beginning Monday, August 14th.  

A CAST PARENT PIZZA DINNER and fellowship will also be held that Friday night from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the main building of the school. This will be hosted by the Performing Arts Advisory Board.  AT 8:00 PM A REQUIRED MEETING FOR PARENTS OF POTENTIAL CAST MEMBERS WILL BE HELD IN THE GREAT ROOM with Mrs. Post.  A student CANNOT audition unless their parent has attended this meeting.

ON SATURDAY, AUG. 19TH, 9:00 AM - NOON,  there will be auditions for children to be in “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”. Students in grades 3rd - 8th, boys and girls, are encouraged to audition. There are explanations as to what we are looking for in the audition information packet available in the school office beginning Monday.



SCHOOL SUPPLIES

School supplies for grades K4 - 5th grade are included in tuition and will be distributed to students at the beginning of school.  Parents will still need to purchase backpacks & lunch bags.  The art fee for Grammar School students is also included in tuition.  

The school supply list for secondary students is attached below and you will notice that a lot of the items are listed with “as needed”, “as requested by teacher”, and “suggested”.  Please note which items your student will definitely need for school.  If you have any questions, please call the school office.



DRESS CODE CHANGES

The Dress Code has been updated/changed a bit!  You and your students will want to take a look at it before school begins.  You can find the Dress Code attached below or on our web site at: http://www.acatulsa.org/about/academics/dress-code-policy  

Also see page 20 of the Parent/Student Handbook at: http://www.acatulsa.org/about/academics/parent-student-handbook   Please call the school office if you have any questions.



UNIFORM CONSIGNMENT SALE

Consigned uniform items will be on display for sale to our families through Orientation night, August 10th.  Items available include: blazers, sweaters, polo shirts, oxford shirts, uniform slacks & shorts, skirts, & jumpers.  Unsold items must be picked up at the school the first week of school.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.



HEN HOUSE BRUNCH

The Hen House is sponsoring a “Welcome Back Brunch” for all ACA moms on Saturday, August 26, at 9:00 a.m.  They will meet at All About Cha at 820 N. Aspen (145th) in Broken Arrow.  They have a great variety of food to choose from and prices run about $10 per person.  This will be a great time to meet and fellowship with other ACA moms!

 

 

PROJECTS AT ACA

We still have a few projects that have not been fully funded.  We have developed a page on our website that is dedicated to our current projects. We will keep this page updated to let you know when a project is nearing or has achieved full funding and other progress made.  Check them all out at the link below. We thank you in advance for your desire to continually assist us in improving our campus for your children and grandchildren. If you know of someone we should contact for financial assistance, or who can assist in acquiring grant monies or if you work for a company that will match your financial gift, please reach out to Mr. Ahrens at [email protected]   You will find this project page at:  https://www.acatulsa.org/contact/invest-aca/how-can-i-help-projects



SCHOOL CALENDAR

Attached below you will find the NEWLY UPDATED School Calendar for 2017-2018 which shows all of the school breaks & early dismissal days, dates for the musicals, Little Theater nights, Trivia Night, graduations, Grandparents Day, etc.  THIS UPDATED CALENDAR REPLACES THE ONE PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED TO THE CHARGER NEWSLETTER.

 

 

PERFORMANCE DVD’S & PHOTO CD’S

If you ordered a DVD or a photo cd of “Willy Wonka”, those are now available in the school office for pick-up. They are $20 each.  If you ordered a photo CD of “Sleeping Beauty”, those are now available in the school office and are $10 each.  The DVD of “Sleeping Beauty” is not yet available so watch the Charger Newsletter for its availability.



TUITION PAYMENTS FOR 2017-2018

Tuition payment arrangements should be in place by the end of next week!  If you have not yet made your payment or completed a FACTS payment form, please stop by the office or see Ms. Becki at Parent Orientation on Thursday evening.



SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The last day of summer hours will be August 11th.  Beginning August 14th the school office hours will return to 8:00 a.m. to 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

Aug. 10: LAST DAY of the uniform consignment sale

Aug. 10: Grammar School Parents Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 14: SCHOOL BEGINS! 8:00 A.M., Student orientation: All students - full time and part-time must attend

Aug. 18: Audition Workshop for “A Christmas Carol”, 3:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Aug. 18: Potential cast parent meeting at 8:00 p.m. (Pizza dinner prior to meeting)

Aug. 19: Children’s auditions for “A Christmas Carol”, 9:00 a.m.

Aug. 23: House Officers to New Life Ranch, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 24-25: Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch for all Secondary Students

Aug. 26: Hen House Brunch, 9:00 a.m., at All About Cha