The Charger Newsletter

CHILI NIGHT & DESSERT AUCTION

The Seniors are preparing for their next big fundraiser, Chili Night! Before the doors open, we will have judges who will be taste testing all the Chili that will be available to eat!  Plan to have dinner at ACA that evening!

Dinner service begins at 6:00 in the great room, pay at the door, no pre-sale needed:

$5 for a Downright Deep Bowl of Chili

$7 for Endless Bowl of Chili (may have as many servings as you would like)

$1 drinks (IBC Root Beer, Water, Delicious Punch and pop)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place Chili Winners will be announced at 7:00 and the dessert auction begins. Every Senior is bringing a dessert of some kind: pies, cake balls, ice cream cake, cookies, etc. There will be over 20 options to choose from.  Purchase a dessert to take home or share with your table! New This Year: Enter the Table Art Competition. Draw/color on the table cloths and before the dessert auction is over, we will announce the winner.

Plan to join us in this awesome family event!



NOVEMBER LUNCH ORDER FORMS

The monthly order form for the month of November is attached below and is available in the school office.  If you are ordering lunches for the month, please turn in your order form and payment by this Friday, October 27th.  Please note that October 30 & 31 are on the November order form.



FENCE & GAGA PIT PROJECTS: HELP NEEDED

THE PERMIT IS IN AND WE ARE READY TO BEGIN! Calling all parents with carpentry 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 donations for a new vinyl fence to be constructed around the front of the Annex and a GAGA Pit (which will go between the Annex and PAB). We will come together for a construction day on Saturday, October 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you have any construction experience (or if you are a puzzle person, as the fence goes together like a puzzle) and would like to lend a hand, please contact John Ahrens at [email protected] to let him know you will are available to help. Once the fence project is complete, we can begin moving our Agriculture projects, install our chicken coop and begin other fun projects, greatly expanding our playground area for the school and providing additional security and better-looking frontage on Sheridan. We thank you for your patience on this project.




BUILDING A STRONG FUTURE FOR ACA

We want to express a very heartfelt “Thank You” to those of you who have already acted on this call to action. As most of you know, an amazing opportunity has been presented to ACA by a Tulsa-based Foundation. We have been issued a $650,000 Matching Challenge to help erase all of the debt currently held by Augustine Christian Academy. The Board of Governors and Administration encourage you to visit our website at: http://www.acatulsa.org/aca-debt-relief-matching-challenge to learn more. Click on the PDF on the website to download the information. Please give prayerful consideration as to how you may participate. In the very near future, we will begin sharing financial figures as the account is already beginning to grow strong! Feel free to address any questions to John Ahrens at [email protected]




“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” - THE MUSICAL

We have tickets still available!  You won’t want to miss this holiday favorite! It is a ghost of a tale and you will NOT be disappointed in ACA’s production of this classic Dicken’s Carol.  Adults $10, Students/Children $7. Concessions will be sold at each performance.

Production dates and times are:

November 9, 10, & 11 at 7:00 pm

November 11 at 2:00 pm

November 12 at 3:00 pm

This is a family friendly production but may be unsuitable for children younger than 5 years old.

POSTERS and POSTCARDS are now available in the school office to distribute and display. PLEASE help us advertise this exciting ACA production.



SALT & LIGHT CHAPEL

Next Monday, October 30th, will be our second Salt & Light Chapel of the year. Our guest speaker this month will be John A. Locher, II. John is a Licensed Consultant and Strategic Advisor for Summit Financial Group, a Nationwide Employee Benefits and and Risk Management Company. John has an amazing story to share with the ACA family and I am looking forward to his visit. 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 9:50 and will run until 10:50 with a Q&A segment at the end.




PERFORMING ARTS STADIUM CUSHIONS

The NEW Performing Arts stadium seat cushions are now on sale! They are black, with a pocket, and have the Performing Arts logo and mission statement on the seat. The cushions sell for $12 or you can rent one at a music event for $4 (based on availability). Support the arts. Purchase one of these beautiful seat cushions. If you attend our performances, they are a GREAT investment! There are less than 200 available, and when they are gone, we will not reorder until next fall. You may purchase yours from the office or you can purchase them at one of the performances of “A Christmas Carol” in November.



“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” T-SHIRTS

This year we are offering a special limited edition t-shirt of “A Christmas Carol”. The shirts are charcoal gray, with glow in the dark light green outlines and writing. It features the ghost of Marley’s face on the shirt with the words “It’s Not Too Late”. The shirts are $15 for sizes AS - AXL and $18 for 2X and 3X shirts. There are only 10 shirts available in each size S - 2x and 3 shirts size 3xl. They will be for sale at the performances of “A Christmas Carol”.  If you would like to pre-purchase yours before they go on sale, you may order and pre-pay in the school office.



YEARBOOKS

Did you miss the 15% off sale on yearbooks?  Don’t fret too much!  If you order your yearbook in October, you will get 10% off the regular price of $35!

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 need to visit www.treering.com and use the school code:   1014725638033905.  Credit cards are accepted.  

Each person who purchases a yearbook will get to personalize two pages in their yearbook with their own photos, quotes, & memories of the year.  (you can purchase additional pages to personalize at a very minimal cost)  This is such a fun way to make the yearbook truly yours!




EAST COAST TRIP FUNDRAISER

The East Coast travelers are starting a fundraiser with “Fun Pasta”. We are excited to sell Fun Pasta because there is a large selection of items, great price points, and fun products for everyone. These can be great Christmas gifts too! The link below will take you to our page. When you go to check out you may choose to support just one student or the entire group.

We thank you for your supporting our students’ field study opportunity. This field study will take our students to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D. C. and Williamsburg/Jamestown. They will have the chance to see history come to life and hopefully gain a deeper appreciation for this amazing country we live in. We would also welcome donations toward the costs of the trip!  Any gift large or small will go a long way.  Thank you for considering a purchase of Fun Pasta!

https://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/augustine-christian-academy-2




#SENDUSYOURPICS

We are on a campaign to make sure the “best-kept secret in Tulsa” is no longer a secret! Help us promote ACA via social media with your photos and content ideas. Mrs. Aspenson and Mrs. Bailey are heading up this social media campaign using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Remember to LIKE and SHARE our stories and pictures that show up in your feed. Thank you for helping!  Please see the attached flyer for the “how to” information and help us get the word out!




“SLEEPING BEAUTY” DVD’S

The dvd’s from our summer production of Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty, Kids” is now available in the school office.  If you ordered a “Sleeping Beauty” dvd or photo cd, please stop by the office and pick it up.

 

 

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

Oct. 27: Final Friday Spirit Wear Day

Oct. 27: Chili Night, 6:00 p.m. (chili cook-off & dessert auction sponsored by the senior class)

Oct. 28: Work day for fence & Gaga Pit

Oct. 30: Salt & Light Chapel for Secondary students

Oct. 31: Pre-ACT testing, 8:00 a.m. (all 10th graders)

Nov. 9-12: “A Christmas Carol” performances

Nov. 20: Five week progress reports

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving Break, no school

Dec. 8: “Christmas Quilt” All-school Christmas program

Dec. 18-19: Secondary Final Exams

Dec. 20-Jan. 2: Christmas Break, no school