A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Christmas Quilt program last Friday night and gave in the love offering for the teachers and staff. If you were not able to attend and would like to participate in the love offering, you can drop off your offering in the school office or donate online at: https://www.acatulsa.org/contact/Invest-aca by this Friday, December 15th.
FINAL EXAMS & END OF SEMESTER
Secondary Final Exams will be given on Monday & Tuesday, December 18 - 19 for students required to take their final exams. Students in grades 6 - 12 may be exempted from a final exam if they have no more than 2 absences in that class during the semester (3 tardies count as one absence), have a B or better average in the class, and have no missing work for that class. Teachers will inform their classes who must take the final exam or they may put the information on Gradenet. Student taking final exams may begin their exams on Dec. 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Dec. 19 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. School will be dismissed at 3:15 on December 18th and at noon on December 19th.
Grammar students will have regular school days on the December 18-19, dismissing at noon on the 19th.
No lunches will be provided on that Monday & Tuesday, so all students must pack their lunch. There will not be any Extended Day after school care offered on Tuesday, December 19th, so please make arrangements to have your students picked up at noon.
YEAR-END DONATION TIME IS FAST APPROACHING
If you or someone near and dear to you are looking for a great place to give as we wind down the year, please consider helping us secure a strong foundation for ACA as we move into another 20 years! Just 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 $16,000 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.
How does this work? 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, Christian Education, Classical Education, Performing Arts, or STEM. Many times, they just need to know that the opportunity exists. Please share this with them 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]org
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!
JANUARY LUNCH ORDERS
The monthly lunch order form for January is attached below and is also available in the school office. If you want to order lunches for the month of January, please turn in your order form and payment by December 19th.
If you have not downloaded the Schoolway app to your phone, you should do it soon! When school is closed for weather, you can get the notice right on your phone and you won’t have get up and check the TV for the school closing lists. We also use the School way app to send reminders from time to time. Please see the flyer attached below for more information.
“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!
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
Dec. 18: Secondary Final Exams, no lunches offered, school dismisses at 3:15
Dec. 19: Secondary Final Exams, school dismisses at noon, no lunches & no Extended Day program
Dec. 20-Jan. 2: Christmas Break, no school
Jan. 3: Students return to school, 2nd Semester begins
Jan. 5: Alumni Day, 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 13: “Madagascar” Audition Workshop (grades 4-8) & Parent meeting
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school
Jan. 16: “Madagascar” Auditions (grades 4-8), 3:30 p.m.