The Charger Newsletter


This week is National School Choice Week and we are so happy that our families chose ACA for their children!  We truly appreciate all of you!



Winter Court, our annual formal event for high school students, will be held this Friday evening, January 29th.  Winter Court will be held at Woodlake Assembly Church beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Today was the last day to purchase tickets!  

Parents,  because this is a special time for our students, parents are not invited to come into Winter Court, even to “snap a picture or two”.  We know you are curious, but it really interrupts the formal aspect of the event when parents are walking around in their street clothes snapping pictures. Please take pictures of your children at home before they come, and ask them to take pictures to show you later.

To allow our students and staff the time necessary to set up and get ready for Winter Court, we will dismiss school that day at 12:05.  There will be no lunch and no after school care offered on Friday.  Please see the secondary class schedule attached below.  (Those who pre-ordered lunches for January 29th will have their money refunded to their lunch ledger or to their student.)  Please make plans to have your students picked up by 12:15 that Friday.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

7th and 8th graders who have been selected to serve at Winter Court will not report to the school that day.  Instead they will report to Woodlake Church at 2:00 p.m. to set up and prepare for the evening.  They can be dropped off at the Banquet Hall entrance of the church.


Valentines Day is right around the Corner…

But we’ve got you covered at ACA!

Singing Valentines – For only $25 the Ladies Show Choir will deliver your special someone a beautiful song and wrapped chocolates on Friday, February 12th. We are taking orders NOW.  IF YOU ORDER ON OR BEFORE FEB. 1st, YOU WILL RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT. YOU MUST MENTION THE CHARGER TO RECEIVE YOUR $5 DISCOUNT.  See the flyer and order form attached below.

ACA Valentine Store – Choose from hundreds of unique candy and gift items all for sale in our annual Valentine Store. The store will be open the WEEK of Valentine’s Day, February 8 - 12.  Purchase your gifts and we will bag them and deliver to students/staff on Friday, Feb 12th or you can take them with you. We’ll have something for everyone on your Valentine list!


ACA 8th Grader, Elise Culp, won 1st Place in the local VFW Post 577’s Patriot Pen contest and 2nd Place at the District level of the contest!  She was presented with certificates and cash award prizes totaling $500 from the VFW Post 577, VFW Post 577 Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the VFW District Post.  We are very proud of Elise’s efforts and her representation of ACA.  Congratulations Elise!!!


After some discussion, we have decided to add a policy to address essential oils. These oils have many different uses and people have turned to them to aid in relief of different ailments.  As a school we want to respect all of our families. We are in the process of writing an official and detailed policy for our school handbook that will be helpful to both people using and not using essential oils. For the time being, the acting policy will be as follows: All students will have to check in all essential oils to the office. It must be labeled with the student’s name and in a bag if more than one. Students will NOT be allowed to carry essential oils on their person. The school will not administer essential oils to students.


On Saturday, February 27th, ACA will be hosting our Third Annual Trivia Night and Auction Fundraiser. The event will be held at the Junior League of Tulsa located at 3633 S. Yale Ave. immediately adjacent to The Little Light House. Tables will be decorated in themes (and some of our evening’s participants will be in full costume!) and there will be awards given for originality and design. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for table hosts to decorate their tables and the Trivia rounds will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

Trivia Categories will include:

Trivia Americana



Game Rules, and if time allows…

World Capitals

Our Grammar Classes and Secondary Houses will be competing for Best Gift Basket for the Auction phase of the evening. We are still in need of a few more auction item donations. Let us know if you can assist us in securing donations.

Reserve your table today and let us know your theme for the evening. Tables seat 10 and can be reserved for a donation of $100 (or $10 per ticket).


You will find the February monthly lunch order form attached below.  If you are ordering for the month, please bring your order form and payment to the school office by this Friday, January 29.  Student may still order each morning at the office window or in their first hour class.


Attention ACA parents! Now is the chance to put what you want to say about ACA in the yearbook!!! For only $50, you can sponsor a page in our yearbook and write a short blurb about whatever you’d like! You can write something about ACA ‘s students, faculty and staff, or any other school affiliated events. You can give words of wisdom, thanks, advice, or just give a shout out to your student.  Pick up an order form from the school office. Orders and payment is due February 26, 2016.  Maximum number of characters is 140.  Please contact Ian Brandenburg for more information at: [email protected]


Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day that school is in session. If you need to reach someone outside of office hours, please email [email protected] .  


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



Jan. 25-29: National School Choice Week

Jan. 29: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Jan. 29: Winter Court Day - School dismisses at 12:05 p.m. for all grades; lunch and after school care will be NOT be available

Feb. 8-12: Valentine Store open

Feb. 15: Presidents Day - No School

Feb. 17: REME Testing, 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 19: Mandatory East Coast Trip Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 19: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 24: ACT Prep Class