The Charger Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS!

Mr. Post is pleased to announce that ACA Senior Ian Applebaum has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Ian will receive a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. which conducts the program.  Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the Fall 2016 PSAT.  Congratulations Ian Applebaum - we are proud of you!

 

WELCOME PICNIC FOR NEW ACA FAMILIES

If you are a family new to ACA this year, you are invited to a Welcome to ACA Picnic sponsored by the Hen House from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. THIS Saturday, September 23rd, at Leake Park (7714 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74133). Hamburgers, hotdogs (with all the fixings) and drinks will be provided. The “veteran” ACA families attending are asked to bring either a side or a dessert. There will be a chance to play tennis, volleyball, and spikeball as well as a playground for younger kids. If it rains, we will probably still have the picnic and play some board games under the shelter! Please call or text Mia Chasteen at 918-549-8201 if you can attend. We hope to see you there!



SALT & LIGHT CHAPEL

Next Monday, September 25th, will be our first Salt & Light Chapel of the year. Our guest speaker this month will be Andy Coleman. Andy is an Air Force veteran who, in January of this year, retired from serving the persecuted church as the Regional Director for the Middle East Region of Voice of the Martyrs. He is currently devoting his time in service to our nation, running as a candidate for Oklahoma’s First District of the United States Congress. Secondary students must be in High Convocation on Monday! The class schedule will be adjusted to allow our guests more time in chapel. Please see the adjusted schedule attached below. Parents are welcome to attend. Chapel begins promptly at 9:55 and will run until 10:55 with a Q&A segment at the end.

 

 

YEARBOOK PORTRAIT DAY

Next Tuesday, September 26, Jerry Palmer Images will be at the school taking student portraits for our yearbook.  You can also purchase your student’s portrait.  Please see the attached order form for packages and pricing information.  Students must wear a BLUE POLO SHIRT for their portrait!  Mr. Palmer will be here all day on Tuesday and then he will return on Wednesday morning to catch anyone who did not get their picture taken on Tuesday.  Order forms and money must be turned on or before Picture Day.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ellis at: [email protected]



DISCOUNT ON YEARBOOKS

The 2017-2018 ACA Yearbook is now on sale, and at the best price of the year!  Purchase your yearbook before September 30th and receive 15% off!  Regular price is $35.  September discounted price is only $29.75!!

If you have a Treering account from last year, you may sign in with the same email and password.  If you are new to our school or did not order last year, you should visit www.treering.com and use the school code:   1014725638033905.  Credit cards are accepted.  




PROGRAM ADS FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL - the musical”

Many parents and patrons have asked throughout the years when we are going to allow ads to be published in our program.  We are excited to tell inform you THIS IS THE YEAR! We are now accepting program ads for our fall musical, “A Christmas Carol - the musical”.  Lisa Moore is the parent who puts our programs together and attached below is an order form outlining prices, sizes, etc. The DEADLINE for payment of ad space is FRIDAY, OCT. 20TH. Payments are to be made in the school office and checks made out to Augustine Christian Academy. All ads are full color and must be in camera-ready digital format of jpg or pdf.  Please look at the attached form for more information. If you have a business, know someone who has a business, or are a  parent or family member that wants to celebrate your child’s performance in the musical, then you do NOT want to miss out on this opportunity. AD SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, contact Lisa Moore at [email protected] .




FENCE PROJECT HELP NEEDED

Calling all parents with fence building or general building experience. We are putting together a team of helpers (high school students and adults) for the ACA version of a modern-day barn-raising event. We have received a donation for a new vinyl fence to be constructed around the front of the Annex. We will come together to construct the fence over two Saturdays, October 7th and 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m. both days. If you have experience with fences and would like to lend a hand, please contact John Ahrens at [email protected] for more information. Once this project is complete, we can begin moving our Agriculture projects, install our Gaga Pit and begin other fun projects, greatly expanding our playground area for the school and providing additional security and better looking frontage on Sheridan.




ACA CAMPUS PROJECTS

We want to give a huge “Thank you!” to all who have participated in our projects through the summer and the beginning of the school year. We have had wonderful success, resulting in most of our projects being fully funded. Please check out our Projects page at https://www.acatulsa.org/contact/invest-aca/how-can-i-help-projects



PSAT OFFERED AT ACA

We will be giving the PSAT test at ACA on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:00 a.m.  This is the qualifying test for high school juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  To encourage our 11th graders to take the PSAT, we offer it to them at no cost.  10th graders may take the PSAT for practice, but it does not count for the National Merit Scholarship when taken by 10th graders.  There is a cost of $18 for any 10th grader taking the test for practice.  We have a limited number of spots still available for the test, so if you would like to sign your student up, please contact Becki in the school office as soon as possible.



LIBRARY HELP NEEDED

Mrs. Cathey is looking for a parent or two to help sort books in the “new library” located downstairs. We have had a ton of books donated to us and we need a volunteer or two who can come in about once a week to help filter through the books and organize them. If you are available and interested, please contact Mrs. Cathey at [email protected]



MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE

ACA parent, Mr. Myles Martin, is offering a Mixed Martial Arts & Self Defense class on Friday afternoons at 2:15 p.m. Mr. Martin holds 5 black belts in various martial arts and is offering this class to ACA students in grades 7 - 12.  Please see the flyer attached below for more information and to register your student.  PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to purchase the uniform mentioned on the flyer.



CAR-POOL MAP

Is your family is looking for someone to car-pool with?  Have you driven by a house in your neighborhood and noticed an ACA sticker on the car in the driveway?  We have a map that shows where all of our ACA families live and there might be someone who lives near you!  For information on how to access this online map, please call Ms. Becki in the school office.




MOMS PRAYER TIME

Join a group of ACA moms to pray for our school, our kids, our teachers & administration, and our families.  They will be meeting on Thursday mornings at 8:15 in room 104 (off of the Great Room across from the 2nd grade classroom).  There are no commitments… just come when you are able to join them!  If you arrive early (before 8:00) you can grab a cup of coffee in the school lobby!




COFFEE & FELLOWSHIP

Join us each morning when dropping off your child(ren) for school. Take an extra few minutes to park and start your day with some great fellowship as well as a great cup of Java Dave’s coffee. We have been enjoying these mornings with our teachers and parents and we would love to see you there. The coffee bar is open in the lobby between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. each morning.



OFFICE HOURS

The school office hours are 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

Sept. 23: New Family Picnic, 5:00 p.m., Leake Park

Sept. 25: Salt & Light Chapel for Secondary students, wear High Convocation uniform

Sept. 26-27: School Pictures, wear BLUE POLO shirt

Sept. 29: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Oct. 6: Grammar School Zoo Trip

Oct. 7: Fence Work Day, 9:00 a.m.

Oct. 13: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 14: PSAT testing, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 14: Fence Work Day, 9:00 a.m.

Oct. 17: EXPLORE testing, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 20: Family Hayride - sponsored by the Hen House

Oct. 23-24: Fall Break - No School

Oct. 27: Chili Night (chili cook-off sponsored by the senior class)