The Charger Newsletter

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.




“MADAGASCAR” DVD’S

If your student participated in this years Jr. production of “Madagascar”, the DVD’s are now available for $20 in the school office.  We are restricted by our licensing agreement to one DVD per cast member family.




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 EVENTS

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 noon. Staff & Seniors Luncheon will be in the PAB at 12:30 p.m.  The Dialectic 8th Grade graduation ceremony will be held in the ACA Great Room at 7:00 p.m. followed by a cake & punch reception. Students are encouraged to attend and support the 8th graders!  (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! Students are encouraged to attend! (All students must wear High Convocation uniforms to the ceremony.)




BOOK LAUNCH & BOOK SIGNING

Our world has become increasingly polarized, which leads to tragic results for schools, families, cities, countries, and even churches. So a few weeks ago, we welcomed Pastor Brian Jennings (husband to Beth and dad to ACA students Cole, Levi, Shurabe, and Hope) to our Salt & Light Chapel to address the topic and discuss his response to it in his new book, Dancing in No Man’s Land: Moving with Peace and Truth in a Hostile World. Pastor Jennings challenged us to follow the example of Jesus by pursuing both truth and peace, even when everyone else has climbed into a bunker and declared others their enemy.

The chapel service struck a nerve with many of our students and faculty. Clearly, many of us are longing to learn how to navigate these difficult times in a way that honors Jesus.

We wanted you to know that Dancing in No Man’s Land releases May 22nd, but it can be ordered, now, online. Also, Barnes and Noble (41st & Yale) is hosting a book signing on May 20th from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Jennings. We would welcome you to get the book there and to enjoy a time of fellowship with each other. Be sure to thank the good folks at Barnes and Noble for hosting a book signing for a Christian title!

You can read more about the book, RSVP for the book signing, and purchase copies at www.dancinginnomansland.com.



DONATE YOUR BACKPACKS

As your students are finishing up the school year, consider donating their used backpack to change someone’s life.  Imagine if everything you owned had to be carried with you everywhere you go… a backpack would make a world of difference for you.  “Keepers” takes used & worn backpacks and donates them to homeless men and women who need someplace to store their things. You can drop off your used backpacks at the ACA office this summer during our normal office hours.  Please see the flyer attached below for more information about “Keepers”.



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 17: Secondary Final Exams, 8:00 - noon

May 17: Staff & Seniors Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., PAB

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 6: Report cards & Diplomas available

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

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