The Charger Newsletter


ACA scheduled two evenings of Parent Orientation, so if you missed the one on Tuesday evening, please be sure to attend tomorrow, August 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Make sure you come a few minutes early to pick up the handouts! At least one parent needs to attend the orientation meeting. Students are not required to attend. Parking is available in the ACA parking lot and in the Shriner’s parking lot that is closest to Sheridan. PLEASE DO NOT park in the other Shriner’s lot or you will be asked to move your vehicle! Thanks so much for your help with this!


The first day of school is rushing toward us! This year the first day of school, next Monday, August 12, will be a full day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. After school care will be available. Students must pack a lunch on the first day, as no lunches will be available for purchase at school that day. The 2012-2013 yearbooks will be distributed at 3:05 on the first day of school. (Students who would not ordinarily be here at that time are welcome to come and pick up their yearbook.) Part-time students need to attend only their scheduled classes. The special First Day schedule is attached below.


The 2012-2013 yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, August 12, beginning at 3:05 p.m. The yearbook signing party in the Great Room will be from 3:05 until 4:00 that day. Students from the class of 2013 are welcome to come to the yearbook signing party! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brewer at [email protected]


ACA is excited to announce the introduction of instrumental music instruction to students in grades 5 – 8. Dr. McGuire will be spearheading this new beginner band program. At this time, the beginner band will be an after school program on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please see the flyer attached below for all the details, or contact Dr. McGuire at [email protected] for more information. If you have students interested in Beginner Band, or Advanced Band (if they already play a band instrument), please call the school office or contact Dr. McGuire.


We are still hammering out some details with our lunch providers, but we will get them going as soon as we can! Until then, please make sure you pack a lunch for your student! We WILL have pizza available on Wednesdays, beginning on August 14th and we will have Freckles Frozen Custard available on Fridays beginning on August 16th. Pizza must be ordered first thing in the morning.


If you ordered a DVD of this summer’s performance of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians”, you will be able to pick that up in the office next week. The cost is $10 and checks should be made payable to Kenneth Jones.


ALL ACA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are invited to join the cast of “It’s A Wonderful Life - the Musical” this fall. NO previous experience is needed. The FREE audition workshop will be held on Friday, AUGUST 16, 3:45 – 9:00 p.m. (Dinner will be provided) Auditions will be on Sunday, August 18, 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. and Monday, August 19, 3:45 – 6:00 p.m. A MANDATORY CAST PARENT MEETING will be held on Saturday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. (refreshments will be served). The cast listening CD music and script are attached to the link shown below. (DISCLAIMER FROM MRS POST: The CD was recorded by a church congregation… some of the voices are great… others, not so great. Do NOT form an opinion by how they interpret and sing the music. We will sing and interpret much differently!) Go to the Dropbox link below and download to your computer, iPad, etc. for easy access. (Please avoid any tab that says “delete.”)


Coming this fall: ACA’s Audio/Video Club for those students interested in learning the art of Video, Audio, Lighting, Film and Editing under the leadership of an intern from Tulsa University (Isaac Holton). The club is open to ACA students in grades 7th-12th. Call the school office or email [email protected] to find out more information about how your student can get involved! There will be an information table at Parent Orientation!

Have questions? Please call ACA at 918-832-4600