The Charger Newsletter

20 YEARS AND COUNTING…

Friday, April 27th we will be Arranging A New Score!

  • When - Friday, April 27th, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where - Highland Park Christian Church

                      5707 E 31st St. (31st and Hudson)

  • Who - ACA families, friends, and anyone you feel needs to know more about Augustine Christian Academy

  • Why - 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, fellowship, and fundraising. 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!”  

Your invitation with all the details is being mailed this week. Childcare will be provided in the ACA Performing Arts Building for ages 4-12. Be thinking about who you would like to invite to this wonderful evening of music and fellowship. Tickets will be available in the school office beginning Monday, April 9th.  Let’s get the word out!



“MADAGASCAR” TICKETS AVAILABLE

Have you purchased your tickets for “Madagascar” yet?  Please support our Jr. Performing Arts Program and bring the family to see this very exciting production!  All tickets are $7.50 each. GLORIA’S SNACK SHACK will be open before each show and at intermission. Performances are:

Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.

ALL TICKETS ARE RESERVED SEATING.  Get your tickets soon! Come on now… “You’ve got to move it, move it!”



“MADAGASCAR” PARENTS

Cast parent reminders: Your child’s make-up bag is due by this Saturday.  Check Gradenet message for what needs to be in their bag.  ALL CAST MUST HAVE THEIR PERFORMANCE SHOES by this Saturday.  These were actually due in February… but now the need for them is urgent.  Shoes must be left at the school in their shoe bag from now on. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Post.



ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL AID

Re-enrollment contracts are now due. To hold your student’s place in their grade, please turn in your enrollment contract as soon as possible.  We are already enrolling new students, 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 are now available in the office.  If you have questions about our tuition payment plans, please contact the school office or Mr. Ahrens at the above email address.



BINGO NIGHT

Join your friends for the 3rd Annual Hen House Bingo Night this FRIDAY!  This event is for the entire family! Bingo cards are $1 each or 12 for $10. Prizes this year include an Amazon Echo, a Kindle, jewelry, gift cards, a Spike Ball set, and much more!  Concessions will be available, so come and eat, fellowship, & play. All profits go to the Hen House Teacher Grant program. The Grammar class with the most parents & students in attendance will win a class party, and the House with the most students and parents in attendance will win a fun breakfast!  Bring your friends and come fellowship and have a great time while raising money for our ACA teachers. We’ll see you this Friday, April 6th, 6:00 p.m., at Highland Park Christian Church Gymnasium (on 31st Street between Sheridan and Yale).



FAMILY SPONSOR PROGRAM

If you are planning to be part of our New Family Sponsor Program, there will be workshop on Friday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m. right before the Talent Show.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Post at [email protected] or Mr. Ahrens at [email protected]



SCHOOL SPIRIT TASTES GREAT!

Join us on Monday, April 9th, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Chipotle at 6060 S. Yale.  Enjoy dinner and support ACA at the same time! 50% of the amount of your purchase will be donated back to ACA when you present the attached flyer, or tell them you are there to support Augustine Christian Academy.  For more information, please see the flyer attached below.



TALENT SHOW

Senior Sponsored Talent Show will be held next Friday, April 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room.  Doors will open at 6:30 and there will be concessions available before the show and at intermission. The theme of the evening is “The Tonight Show - ACA Version”.  Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for students and it’s pay at the door only with general admission seating. Don’t miss coming to see our talented students!

 

 

ISRAEL FIELD STUDY INFORMATIONAL MEETING

The first informational meeting for the March, 2019 ACA Israel Field Study Tour will be held on Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the ACA Great Room. Mr. Ahrens and Mrs. Morgan will be leading the tour and will be on hand to share all the details of the upcoming trip including dates, projected cost, passports, travel tips, etc. This ACA trip is open to ACA juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) and their families, ACA parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends. Everyone is welcome at this meeting! If you know you want to go – come to this meeting. If you aren’t sure about going & have questions – come to this meeting. If you know someone who might be interested in going to Israel – bring them with you to this meeting. Want to chat with someone who has been on an ACA Israel trip? Contact John Ahrens at [email protected]  or Rhonda Morgan at [email protected]  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting April 15th.



YEARBOOKS

The ACA yearbook will be distributed the last week of school!  Yearbooks MUST be ordered in advance! Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase your 2017-2018 ACA Yearbook!  It’s not too late, but the deadline is fast approaching!  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, but those pages must be personalized by April 20th!  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

Apr. 6: Hen House Bingo Night, 6:00 p.m., Highland Park Christian Church

Apr. 9: Dinner & Fellowship at Chipotle, 61st & Yale, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Apr. 13: Family Sponsor Program workshop, 6:00 p.m.

Apr. 13: Senior sponsored Talent Show, 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 20-22: “Madagascar” Performances

Apr. 27: 20th Anniversary Event “Arranging a New Score”

 
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