The Charger Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 27

Important Save The Date Announcement for Friday, April 27th

ACA has been encouraging young minds to Think, Reason, and Persuade from a distinctly Christian perspective for over 20 years! We are excited to continue building on a rich history of unique and even quirky traditions that make us ACA. We are bringing together ACA families, past, present, and even future, for an evening of music and fellowship. The focus of the evening will be the launching of the NEXT 20 years; or, in keeping with our musical theme, we are “Arranging A New Score!”  So important is this event, that the Board of Governors and Administration have decided to make this the primary focus of this years fundraising efforts. With this in mind, we have decided to forego this years’ Annual Trivia Night. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but encourage you to set aside April 27 for an incredible evening with your ACA family.



“MADAGASCAR”

ATTENTION STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 - 8:

“MADAGASCAR, JR” is coming to the ACA theatre this April and we want YOU to join the cast.  On THURSDAY, FEB. 1st, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. there will be a FREE Audition Workshop which will get you ready for the required audition. On SATURDAY, FEB. 3rd, there is a required parent meeting in PAB2 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  ONE PARENT per family must attend in order for your child to audition.  STUDENTS are to also arrive at 9:00 a.m. in PAB1. We are going to watch some movie clips and videos from live productions of Madagascar Jr.  AUDITIONS & CALL BACKS WILL FOLLOW FROM 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Students must complete a registration form for the workshop and return it to the school office by tomorrow morning, February 1st. The REGISTRATION FORM is attached below and is available in the school office.  SO, what are you waiting for… LET’S MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!




YEARBOOKS

Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase your 2017-2018 ACA Yearbook!  It’s not too late!  Go to treering.com, put in our school name, purchase your yearbook. Your yearbook comes with two pages that you can personalize with your own pictures from the year!  Don’t wait - buy your yearbook today!




FEBRUARY LUNCH ORDERS

You will find the monthly lunch order form for February attached below.  If you would like to order lunches for the month, please return the order form and payment to the school office by Friday, February 2nd.  




SINGING VALENTINES

“Live harmony inspires the soul.”  ACA’s Show Choir, Luminis, will be doing Singing Valentines again this year on February 14th!  You can have a love song delivered to your special someone on Valentines Day.  Please see the order form attached below.  Time slots fill up fast, so don’t delay!  Complete your order form and turn it in at the school office.



VALENTINE STORE

Our annual Valentine Store to benefit Performing Arts will be open this year on February 8, 9, 12, 13, & 14 before school, after school, and at lunchtime.  We need volunteers to help man the store, so if you need to fulfill your Performing Arts volunteer hours, this is a great way to do that!  We are also taking donations for the store - stuffed animals (new or gently used) are always in great demand, but we also accept anything Valentine themed (trinket boxes, costume jewelry, pens, pencils, candy, etc.).  To volunteer or ask questions - contact Mrs. Christy Rowland at 918-557-0344.




LITTLE THEATRE

Selections from Stage and Screen!

Friday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. is ACA’s Little Theatre for the spring semester.  Join us for an exciting evening of exhibitions from our Performing Arts Classes.  The first act of the night will feature dramatic monologues and riotous stage combat from our Intro to Theatre students; Tony-award winning music from Musical Theatre Class, Luminous Show Choir, and our ACA 6th graders; swashbuckling sword fights, award-winning monologues, and compelling duets from Performing Shakespeare actors; and a stirring scene from our Pre-Professional Acting students.

And if that weren’t enough entertainment, the highlight of the evening will be the World Premiere of the ACA Short Film, “The Man in the Bowler Hat”! This project was a collaboration between Film Making and Performing Shakespeare classes.  Director, Taylor Drake and the students worked extremely hard on this film and are very excited to present the impressive final cut at Little Theatre.

Seating is limited with tickets sold only at the door for $3 per person.   Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is not reserved.  Concessions will be available both before the show and during intermission.  Copies of “The Man in the Bowler Hat” with additional documentary film footage will be available to purchase that evening as well.  



NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION

This year, students in the School of Rhetoric participated in the English-speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition. At the ACA contest, winner Emilia Contreras and runner-up Katherine Bates qualified to advance to the Branch Finals at Bixby High School on January 25th. Schools from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Arkansas brought 25 competitors who each performed a Shakespearean monologue and sonnet. Both Emilia and Katherine performed with excellence, beautifully representing ACA and our rich tradition of quality Performing Arts. Bravo, ladies!




“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” DVD’S

The dvd’s of ACA’s fall production of “A Christmas Carol” are now available in the school office.  The cost is $20.



SCHOOLWAY

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.



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

Feb. 1: “Madagascar” Audition Workshop, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 3: Auditions for “Madagascar”, grades 4 - 8, 9:00 a.m.

Feb. 3: Parent meeting for those with students auditioning for “Madagascar”, 9:00 a.m.

Feb. 3: Senior Nerf Wars, includes 9th & 10th graders, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 5: Five Week Progress Reports

Feb. 9: Hen House event

Feb. 14: Singing Valentines, must be pre-ordered

Feb. 16: Mandatory Parent Meeting for those students going on the East Coast trip, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 16: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 19: President’s Day, no school