The Charger Newsletter


Join us for a Christmas Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 13th! Doors open at 6:00 and the movies begin at 7:00 p.m. Movies offered: “Polar Express”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, and “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”. Concessions will include: Baked Goods, Hot Chocolate, & Warm Cider. Cost is $3 per person, or $5 for a Combo Pack (admission, drink, snack, games). Students in grades 6 – 12 do not need to be accompanied by a parent, but students in 5th grade and younger MUST be accompanied by a sibling older than 12 or a parent. This event is a fundraiser for the East Coast Trip this spring.


Monday, December 16th is our next Salt & Light Chapel. Our special guest for this Salt & Light Chapel is Mark Sherwood. Mark is the president and founder of 4E Fitness, a company specializing in equipping persons with tools to provide inner peace through daily renewal of the physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual. He is a former Oklahoma state and regional bodybuilding champion. Mark is also a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, where he logged a decade of courageous service on the department’s SWAT Team. Mark is in charge of physical wellness training for all members of the police department. Mark’s passion for health and physical fitness motivated him to develop wellness courses entitled “Physical Fitness for Peace Officers” and “Conquering Stress and Developing Wellness,” which he teaches to law enforcement professionals and corporations throughout U.S. He firmly believes that “each person has an awesome destiny and purpose in life, which can be revealed only through the pursuit of both spiritual and physical fitness.”

In addition to his other achievements, Mark is a licensed minister. A versatile role model for people of all ages, he is also an ex-professional baseball player, motivational speaker and evangelist, whose presentations are sought by audiences nationwide. He credits much of his success to a deep faith in God combined with the support of his family.

Parents are welcome to join us on Monday morning for chapel at 9:15 a.m. Students must wear their High Convocation uniforms on Monday.


Congratulations to the cast, crew, and directors for their outstanding production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”! And a big THANK YOU to all of the cast parents who made sure the cast and crew arrived safely for each performance in the ice & snow, worked during the performances, and cleaned up after each performance… we truly appreciate your support!


It will soon be Christmas! You can support the Performing Arts Booster Club by purchasing your Christmas poinsettia at ACA! Poinsettias are available in the school lobby. Cost is $10 each and they are gorgeous!


Congratulations to ACA 8th grader, Abby Williams! Abby does traditional Irish dance and last week she traveled to Washington D.C. to compete at the regional level. At that competition, she was one of only 15 to qualify to compete at the World Competition in London next April! Don’t know what Irish Dance looks like? Watch the documentary called “Jig” on Netflix and you’ll understand the hard work Abby has put in over the years to get to her current level of expertise! We are proud of you Abby!


ACA Juniors and Seniors going on the spring trip to the Eastern Seaboard are raising money with “Fun Pasta Fundraising”. With each online order placed on our group´s web page, 40% of the sale (excluding shipping) will go back to our group and help them achieve their fundraising goal for the trip! Visit the web site below… and remember that these products make great Christmas gifts!

Their fundraiser will end on December 20th, so spread the word - and thank you so much for supporting the Junior/Senior East Coast Trip!


Grammar School Talent Show! On December 19,the last day of school before Christmas Break, the Grammar School students will be having a Talent Show at 10:00 a.m. Students interested in being part of the talent show MUST sign up with Dr. McGuire by tomorrow, Dec. 12th. All acts must be “Christmas inspired/themed”. For more information, please contact Dr. McGuire at [email protected] .


The first semester is swiftly drawing to a close! Final exams, for those secondary students who are required to take them, will be on December 18 & 19. Students should find out from their teachers if they will be required to take their semester final. More information about the finals schedule is attached below. Grammar school students will have a regular school day on the 18th, but on the 19th they will be having their Talent Show at 10:00 and then the school day will dismiss at noon that day. There will be no lunch offered and no after school care on the 19th and we will dismiss at noon.


The January lunch order form is now available in the school office and is attached below. If you are ordering for the month, please return your order form and payment by Thursday, December 19th. Students may still order each morning. The monthly order form is for your convenience.


It’s that time of year again! Keep in mind that if Tulsa Public Schools are closed for weather, ACA will be closed also. We will also put it on our Facebook page and send it out via Twitter. Please do not call the teachers or staff to ask if school is closed – they will want to go back to bed too! ;-)

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