The Charger Newsletter


It’s a sweet confection of ‘Pure Imagination’! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life on the ACA stage in a musical adaptation by our Jr. Performing Arts Company.  

Performance dates are:

Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 8, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 9, 3:00 pm  

Tickets are $7 for students and alumni, and $10 for adults. You may purchase your tickets from the school office, but do not wait until the last minute - because we WILL sell out.


The deadline for selling boxes of chocolate bars has been extended to March 31!  There are over 80 boxes of chocolate bars that need to be sold, so stop by the school office and pick up a box to sell!  Don’t forget that the top seller will receive $200 CASH!  The 2nd place seller will receive $100 CASH and the 3rd place seller will receive $50!  A 5 pound chocolate bar will be awarded to every student who sells 5 or more boxes of candy bars!  To be eligible for prizes, all money must be turned in by 3:30 p.m. on March 31!  This is the only fundraiser our Performing Arts Dept. does and we use the proceeds to pay for lighting, sound, and special effects for both of our musicals each year.


Our guest next week for our Salt & Light Chapel is Amelia Abbott, Leadership Development Director at New Life Ranch. She will share her story and a wonderful opportunity for students interested in the summer internship program at New Life Ranch.  All secondary students MUST be in High Convocation uniform. Please see the revised schedule for the day attached below.  As always, parents are welcome to attend.


The Scholastic Book Fair is here!!!!  Next week, Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in the school lobby!  Students in grades K4 - 7th will visit the book fair with their class on Monday. They will be bring home their “Wishlist” that afternoon.  We will have “Donuts with Dad” on Tuesday, March 28th and “Muffins with Mom” on Wednesday, March 29th from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. at the book fair.  Please come shop our book fair and have a morning treat with your student. Volunteers are still needed. Please see the Book Fair Volunteer form attached below.  Questions?  Please contact Dawn Murphy Williams at 31-952-3320.


The Hen House is sponsoring a family bingo night on Friday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m., at Highland Park Christian Church gym. Highland Park church is on 31st Street between Sheridan & Yale.  Guests will be playing for all kinds of prizes including a Kindle, virtual reality goggles, a picnic basket, gift cards, Rustic Cuffs, tickets to “Willie Wonka”, and many others! Every game will feature a prize for both adults and students.  Games will be one dollar each, or you can play 12 games for $10.00.  There will be hot dogs, drinks, and snacks available.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors!  The elementary class with the most people attending will be awarded a popcorn party, and the House with the most attending will be awarded a donut party! Those of you who came last year know Bingo Night is a BLAST!  All funds raised by the Hen House are used for teacher grants. You won’t want to miss it this fun family laughter filled event!




Our Grammar School sponsored Grandparents Day has been postponed!  Originally scheduled for March 31st, Grandparents Day has been rescheduled to Friday, April 21st.  Watch for more information to be sent home by our Grammar School teachers soon.  School will be dismissed at noon for all grades on Grandparents Day, and there will not be lunches or after school Extended Day care available that day.


Help us get the word out to the community! We have beautiful posters advertising “Willy Wonka”. If you can put one up in your office, in your church, or other venue, we would greatly appreciate it. We also have 4x6 poster cards that can be handed out or mailed.  Posters and poster cards are available in the school office.



We have several carpentry projects and a very creative design project needed for “Willy Wonka”. Carpentry projects include building (or refinishing) the Candy Man’s candy cart;  a Headboard and a Footboard for the Grandparents bed, two life size bottles of fizzy soda, and the Gobstopper Machine that produces Violet’s gumball. Mrs. Post has photos of all projects. All supplies will be furnished…we just need your skills and creativity. Each of the projects are due March 31st. These are great projects for CAST PARENTS (“Willy Wonka” or “Beauty & the Beast”) that need to complete their volunteer hours. Call Mrs. Post (918-852-2040) or Mr. Post (918-832-4600) if you would like to take on a project or if you have questions.


The dvd’s of our fall production of Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” are now available in the school office.  If you pre-paid for your dvd, it has already been delivered to your student.  If you did not pre-pay, the cost is $20 each.  We also still have dvd’s of last year’s productions of “The Sound of Music” and “Seussical” available for $20 each.


Ordering a yearbook is easy!  Go to and enter our school’s code:  1014725638033905.

You will have the option to personalize two pages of the yearbook for your student.  These pages will only appear in your child’s book and can cover any family or personal memories from the year.  (Yearbook Staff will review pages for appropriate content.)  You can come back to this step later - just remember your log-in information!

Yearbooks will be delivered at senior graduation in May! Don’t miss out!  Only $35.00, but yearbooks must be pre-ordered.


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




Mar. 27: Salt & Light Chapel

Mar. 27-31: Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 31: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Mar. 31: Hen House Bingo Night, 6:00 p.m. Highland Park Church

Apr. 7: “Willy Wonka” performance, 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 8: “Willy Wonka” performance, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 9: “Willy Wonka” performance, 3:00 p.m.

Apr. 14: Good Friday, No School

Apr. 21: Grandparents Day, School dismisses at noon

Apr. 28: 5th Grade trip to Biosphere

Apr. 28-30: 8th Grade trip