The Charger Newsletter

ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL AID

Re-enrollment information and contracts have been sent out to our current families.  To hold your student’s place in their grade, please turn in your enrollment contract by March 30th.  We are already receiving enrollment applications from new students and will begin their enrollment process in March, so don’t delay!  

The FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program has opened for applications for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year. Financial assistance is available for our families as needed. We understand that private education is a sacrifice. For that reason, we want to make sure our tuition is one of the lowest in the greater Tulsa area. We also do what we can to assist those for whom a private Classical Christian Education might otherwise not be possible. If you know of a family whom you feel should consider ACA, please encourage them to set up a time to tour or shadow in the very near future. Don’t let financial circumstances impede a family from an introduction to ACA.  And please remember that if you have received financial aid this year, you must still apply for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year.



CHANGE TO FACTS PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

If you are not paying tuition in full or using the two payment (at semester) payment plan through the front office, the FACTS payment program allows you to set up monthly payments. However, PLEASE NOTE that FACTS can no longer accept credit card payments beginning with the next school year. Changes to the credit card laws no longer allow them to keep credit card information on file for monthly drafts.  They will only be able to accept bank draft (or ACH) payments for this process. If this change will adversely impact your payment plan, please reach out to Mr. Ahrens at [email protected] so that other arrangements may be considered.

As a reminder, the payment plans are as follows:

12-month plan: Payments start in May or June. FACTS contracts must be submitted in April.

11-month plan: Payments start in June or July. FACTS contracts must be submitted in May.

10-month plan: Payments start in July or August. FACTS contracts must be submitted in June.

Our FACTS payment enrollment forms will be available in the office soon.  If you have questions about our tuition payment plans, please contact the school office or Mr. Ahrens at the above email address.




SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 27

Save The Date: 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.  Watch for more information coming soon!

 

 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL SOCK HOP

The Seniors are sponsoring a Sock Hop for students in grades K4 through 6th grade THIS FRIDAY EVENING, March 9th, at Highland Park Christian Church (31st Street between Sheridan & Yale). The evening begins at 6:00 pm and we hop until 8:00 pm. Come hungry because we will have Hot Dogs, French Fries, Root Beer floats, Shirley Temples, and lots of Pie. Win a prize for being the Best Dressed, rockin’ a Hula Hoop, and showing how low you can go on the Limbo line. Try your luck at the Soda Toss and do the hop all night long!!!!!! Grandparents, siblings, and parents are all welcome to join in on the fun. We have some special dances planned including a “Grand Dance” when Grandparents and grandchildren come together to “jump, jive and wail”. Tickets are only $5 each and are on sale in the school office.



SPRING BOOK FAIR

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be March 12 - 16th in the school lobby.  We need several volunteers to make this a successful book fair! Holding a book fair enables ACA to earn books for our classrooms and our school library.  If you are able to help us during the week of March 12 - 16, please sign up for the shifts you can work with the attached volunteer form. (Please note that helping at the Book Fair does not count toward Performing Arts volunteer hours!)  Questions? See coordinator Mrs. Dawn Murphy-Williams at the school or give her a call at 314-952-3320.  Thanks so much!



GRANDPARENTS DAY

Our Grammar School will celebrate Grandparents Day with a program on Friday, March 16th, at 10:00 a.m.  Light refreshments will be available prior to the program.  Please make sure your Grammar School student is inviting their grandparents to attend the program and visit their classroom!  School will be dismissed at noon for all grades that day as it is the day before Spring Break.  There will be no lunch served and Extended Care will not be available.

 

 

NATIONAL LATIN EXAM & SPECIAL SCHEDULE

Next Thursday, March 15, all of our secondary Latin students will be taking the National Latin Exam at 8:00 a.m.  Latin students should make every effort to be on time that morning! We will also have a House Special Activity class schedule that day.  Please see that special schedule attached below.

 

 

TALENT SHOW

Senior Sponsored Talent Show will be held on Friday, April 13th, at 7:00 p.m.  But a successful talent show needs acts to perform! Come and audition for the Talent Show on Friday, March 16th at 1:30 in the PAB!  Showcase your talent, and with this student body, we know we have talent out there! We are looking for solos, duets, group songs, monologues, impressions, re-enact a movie/play scene, comedians, ventriloquists, comedic acts, musicians, dancers, and anyone who has a special skill they would like to perform! Auditions are open to all students, grade does not matter! Sign up sheets are posted around the building, so get your name on one of those sheets! We can’t wait to see your talent on Friday the 16th!



YEARBOOKS

The ACA yearbook will be distributed the last week of school!  Yearbook MUST be ordered in advance! Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase your 2017-2018 ACA Yearbook!  It’s not too late!  Go to http://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!



DVD’S & CD’S

The dvd’s and photo cd’s of ACA’s fall production of “A Christmas Carol” are now available in the school office.  The cost is $20 each. We also have dvd’s of “The Man in the Bowler Hat”, which was premiered at Little Theater and was a joint effort by our Film Making class and our Performing Shakespeare class, available in the office for $15.  




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

Mar. 7: Report Cards distributed

Mar. 9: Sock Hop for grades K4 - 6th, 6:00 p.m., Highland Park Christian Church

Mar. 12-16: Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 15: National Latin Exam, 8:00 a.m. for all secondary Latin students

Mar. 16: Grandparents Day, Grammar School program 10:00 a.m., school dismisses at noon

Mar. 16: Talent Show auditions, 1:30 p.m., PAB

Mar. 19-23: Spring Break, no school

Mar. 19-28: East Coast Trip

Mar. 30: Good Friday, no school