The Charger Newsletter

VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN ANNOUNCED

Abigail Williams, the daughter of Randy Williams and Jack & Dawn Williams Stout, has been named the Valedictorian for the ACA Class of 2018.  Abby is the Prefect of Pegasus House, appeared in the production of “A Christmas Carol” last fall as Mrs. Fezziwig, and works part-time at Nichols Brothers, Inc.  Abby will attend the University of Tulsa next year on a full scholarship for Vocal Performance.

Ian Brandenburg, the son of Mark & Kelly Brandenburg, has been named Salutatorian for the ACA Class of 2018.  Ian is the Prefect of Griffin House, works part-time at Andy’s Frozen Custard, and will be attending Modul University in Vienna, Austria next fall to study Event Management.

Both of these outstanding students will speak at their commencement ceremony on May 18th.  Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!



SENIOR THESIS NIGHT

Our seniors have worked hard on their papers and presentations and will be presenting their Senior Thesis papers on Friday evening, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the ACA Great Room.  Please come and support our seniors!



EXTENDED DAY REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019

It’s time to enroll in ACA’s Extended Day Program for the 2018-2019 school year. This program is for students K4-8th grade from 3:15 - 5:30 pm daily. Our program is growing, so register early to save your child’s spot with us for next year after school!  Please see the registration form attached below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dawn Murphy-Williams at 314-952-3320.




SUMMER WEEKS OF THE ARTS

Our annual Weeks of the Arts will take place June 4-8 and June 11-15 and we have some GREAT camps being offered this year!  Week One will have Puppets, Hebrew, Sewing, Small business, American Girls, Stagecraft, as well as the Performing Arts camps listed below.  See the flyer and registration form attached below for more information.

Also this summer we’ll have 3 musical theatre camps for the Summer Weeks of the Arts. Week One will include “Pajama Party” (for grades K-3) and “Annie” Master Class (for grades 5-10) and Week Two will be “Seussical, Kids” (for students entering grades 3-10).  Please see the flyer and registration form attached below for more information. There are limits to camp sizes so get your registration in as soon as possible.

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL: FREE AUDITION PLACEMENT WORKSHOP and PARENT MEETING THIS SATURDAY, May 12, 8:45 to 11:30. Parent meeting follows at 11:30. PIZZA AND A DRINK will be served to students while parents meet.  PAJAMA PARTY MINI-MUSICAL AUDITION PLACEMENT AND MEET & GREET is this Saturday, May 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Students will receive their cast book and CD once deposit or payment in full has been received. Both SEUSSICAL and PAJAMA PARTY have music and lines that must be learned before the first day of camp in June. If you can’t make the workshop, turn your paperwork in to the school office ASAP so we can get your child cast. Also, this is a community theatre, so BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!! SEE YOU SATURDAY.



SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS

The ACA show choir, Luminis, will be hosting the FREE Workshop & Auditions on Thursday, May 10th, 3:30 - 6:00 pm.  Luminis is for students entering grades 9-12, and who have vocal experience. Audition packets are available in the school office.  This is not just a class you “join” … it is a class you commit to. For more information, contact Gale Post or Breana White.



“MADAGASCAR” DVD’S

MADAGASCAR CAST PARENTS….Cast DVD of this production is available for $20. THESE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE CAST due to licensing restrictions.  Please contact the office to reserve your copy.




PERFORMING ARTS CAST PARENTS

CAST PARENTS: If you turned in a $100 volunteer deposit check for one of the plays, you can come to the office between now and May 17th and pick up your check.  Any checks not picked up by the end of the day on May 17th will be shredded.



END OF SCHOOL DATES & EVENTS

The end of school is quickly approaching!  Here is what you need to know about the end of school events during the week of May 14 - 18!

Monday, May 14: Senior Chapel at 9:50 a.m., Parents are welcome, adjusted class schedule below

Tuesday, May 15: Grammar School Wrap Up, 1:30 p.m. in the Great Room.  Special class presentations and House inductions for 5th graders.  Parents and friends are welcome!  This is the last day of school for grades K4-5th and the last day of regular classes for grades 6-12th.  This is the last day for lunches and the last day of extended care. 

Wednesday, May 16:  5th Grade trip to the Geosphere to celebrate the end of their Grammar School years!  Final exams for grades 6-12. Students may pick up their finals between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  There will not be any lunches offered and there will not be any after school care available.

Thursday, May 17: Final Exams for grades 6-12.  Students may pick up exams between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  All exams must be finished by 12:30 p.m. Staff & Seniors Luncheon will be in the PAB at 12:30 p.m.  The Dialectic 8th Grade graduation ceremony will be held in the Great Room at 7:00 p.m. followed by a cake & punch reception.  (All students must wear High Convocation uniforms to the ceremony.)

Friday, May 18: Rhetoric Graduation rehearsal at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church.  Rhetoric Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church, 10301 E. 111th St., Bixby, OK.  The ceremony is followed by a reception. Please join us! (All students must wear High Convocation uniforms to the ceremony.)



FINANCIAL AID

The FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program is open 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:

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.




OFFICE HOURS

Beginning Monday, May 21, the school office will be on Summer Hours and will be open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 to 4:30.  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

May 10: Show Choir (Luminis) workshop & auditions, 3:30 - 6:00

May 11: Senior Thesis Night, 6:30 p.m., ACA Great Room

May 12: Audition workshops for “Pajama Party” & “Seussical, Kids”

May 11-13: 8th Grade Trip, leaving at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning

May 15: Grammar School Wrap Up 1:30 p.m., Final Day of regular classes

May 16: 5th Grade Trip to Geosphere

May 16-17: Secondary Final Exams

May 17: Dialectic Graduation, 7:00 p.m., ACA Great Room

May 18: Rhetoric Graduation, 7:00 p.m., Evergreen Baptist Church, Bixby

May 28: Memorial Day, School office closed

June 4-8: Summer Week of the Arts - Week One

June 11-15: Summer Week of the Arts - Week Two