THANKSGIVING BLESSING FOOD DRIVE
Last Friday, Mr. Post and Mr. Ahrens met with the Senior Pastor of the Vision Family Ministries, our neighbors to the East on the corner of 30th and Sheridan. For the past 7 years, the church has blessed ACA by allowing our staff and families to use their parking lot for our many school events. They have never asked for anything in return, so we felt it was time to reach out to see if we could be a blessing them.
Pastor Davis and his staff are committed this year to feed the poor and homeless by giving up their family time and opening their church on Thanksgiving day. We would like to ask you to help us in assisting them by providing some of the food for this endeavor. We have set up a “food drive” in the lobby and would ask that you please consider providing a few traditional Thanksgiving meal items. This can include stuffing mix, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, pie filling, the works. If you would rather not shop, please consider a small financial donation as we would like to provide them with some cash to purchase turkey or ham for the main course. Whatever you are willing to provide, we would appreciate.
We have set a deadline for Tuesday, but if you would be willing to contribute by Monday, we can determine what we should purchase to supplement the donations. Thank you for your generosity this Thanksgiving season. We truly have reason to be thankful that we have such amazing neighbors.
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” T-SHIRTS
We have just a few of the special limited edition t-shirt of “A Christmas Carol” left to sell. 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 a few left, so get your’s in the school office before it’s too late!
CHRISTMAS QUILT PROGRAM
Our “Christmas Quilt” program is an evening where we gather together as a school family to express God’s blessings through a “patchwork” of songs and scripture. Your students have been practicing Christmas songs, as well as the song origins, and scripture memory and they will be sharing what they have learned on Friday, December 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church (located at 10301 E 111th St. S. in Bixby). You will not want to miss this exciting evening celebrating Christmas! More details regarding the evening will be coming soon.
Each year, at the Christmas Quilt program, our parents honor our amazing teachers by taking an offering to provide their Christmas Bonus. Please pray about how you would like to bless the staff at ACA this Christmas.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP BUILD A STRONG FUTURE FOR ACA?
As a reminder, 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. We have over $15,000 already contributed to this exciting campaign through direct donations as well as employer match gifts! Thank You, to those of you who have already acted on this call to action.
So, what can you do? Ask yourself who you know that may be in a position to assist us with this challenge. They may be an individual who has seen the fruit of the good works happening at ACA, or they may work for an organization that supports education, the arts, STEM, and/or a Classical Education. Many times, they just need to know that the opportunity exists. Please share or ask us to speak with them to share this amazing, time-sensitive opportunity. The Board of Governors and Administration encourage you to visit our website at: https://www.acatulsa.org/contact/invest-aca/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. Feel free to address any questions to John Ahrens at [email protected]
REFRIGERATOR CLEAN OUT
Normally every Friday after school we clean out the big refrigerator in the Great Room. Because of play practices and performances, we have not emptied it out for the past two weeks and it is full of plasticware. But this Friday we will be cleaning it out and everything will be tossed! So, if you have been missing some plasticware (Tupperware, Rubbermade, etc.) from your home, it very well could be here in the refrigerator! Please ask your students to bring home anything they may have left in the refrigerator or it will just go into the trash on Friday afternoon.
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!
These items make great gifts! Order by December 2nd to receive your items by Christmas!
SPIRIT WEAR WEEK
An entire week of Spirit Wear? YES! The 8th Grade class will be sponsoring a Spirit Wear Week December 4th - 8th. To participate in Spirit Wear Week, students must purchase a wristband to wear during the Spirit Wear week and the wristbands will be for sale the week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1. A wristband for the whole week will cost $10, or a wristband for two days only will cost $5. The proceeds will go toward the 8th Grade Trip in the spring.
DECEMBER LUNCH ORDERS
The monthly lunch order form is attached below and is also available in the school office. There are only two weeks of lunches offered in December. On Monday & Tuesday, December 18th & 19th, all students will need to pack their lunch. Please notice that we will have new Wednesday lunches in December with a Nacho Bar on December 6th and a Taco Bar on December 13th. If you are ordering for the month, please turn in your order form and payment by December 1st.
Just a reminder to “Follow” and “Like” our Instagram and FB posts! 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!
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.
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
Nov. 16: House Trip for Pegasus House
Nov. 20: Five week progress reports
Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving Break, no school
Nov. 27: Salt & Light Chapel for Secondary students, High Convocation uniforms required
Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Spirit Wear wristbands on sale
Dec. 4-8: Spirit Wear Week - wristbands required!
Dec. 8: “Christmas Quilt” All-school Christmas program
Dec. 13: Christmas themed House Quizbowl, 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 18-19: Secondary Final Exams
Dec. 20-Jan. 2: Christmas Break, no school