A big welcome to those receiving the Charger Newsletter for the first time this week!
PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT
Due to the storm and the power outage on Tuesday, we had to cancel our Secondary Parent Orientation that evening. We would ask all parents of secondary students (grades 6 - 12) to attend orientation on Thursday, August 9th. Parents of elementary students should attend orientation on Thursday, August 9th, as well. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00. Students are not required to attend with their parents because they will have their own orientation time on the first day of school, August 13th. See below for more information about the first day of school.
PARENT ORIENTATION PARKING
Because we have now combined the Secondary Parent Orientation with the Grammar Parent Orientation on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. parking could be an issue. The Akdar Shrine across 30th street from our building is always generous in allowing us to park in their lower parking lot, BUT tomorrow night they have an event,and they have asked us NOT to park there. The Vision Family Ministries next door (corner of 30th and Sheridan) has no event, and they have graciously told us to park there as needed. In addition to the parking on the east and south sides of our main building, we have parking in front of the Performing Arts Building, facing Sheridan. Please do not take spaces belonging to Sherwin Williams. Considering the many people who will be here tomorrow night, it would be a good idea for families to share rides as much as possible. We are looking forward to a great time together, but remember the old adage, “The early bird gets the worm.” Do your best to arrive early!
We have a few big projects left to do before school begins next week! We will be having a Work Day on Thursday, August 9th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We need several high school age young men to help us with a few jobs like fixing the back fence, spreading mulch, hanging art work, moving books, etc. Community service hours will be given to those who are able to join us. Many hands will make things go faster!
UNIFORM CONSIGNMENT SALE
Our “Uniform Consignment Store” is open for shopping during office hours until August 9, and at the Parent Orientation evening. We have a lot of uniform slacks, polo shirts, navy sweaters, skirts, and shorts in all sizes! There are also some spirit wear shirts available! Shop at ACA before you head out to C & J Uniforms to get uniforms for your students!
School supplies are included in tuition for grades K4 - 5th and will be distributed to students the first day or two of school. Elementary students will still need a backpack and lunch bag. The supply lists for 6th grade and for 7th - 12th grades are attached below. The back to school sales are going on now and we want you to be ready!
Our new school year begins on Monday, August 13th, at 8:00 a.m. The first day of school is for every student, including those students who will only attend ACA part-time. There will be Orientation times for all students, and for secondary students there will be House activities, locker sign-up, Colloquia sign-up, etc. Following lunchtime, the Monday/Wednesday classes will each meet for 45 minutes. Part-time students who do not have classes on Monday/Wednesday will be free to leave at lunchtime. All other students will be dismissed at the normal time, 3:15 p.m. ALSO, ALL STUDENTS MUST PACK THEIR LUNCH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. More information about the lunch program will be coming soon. Questions? Call the school office at 918-832-4600,
ACA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Our Extended Day Program is looking for an energetic and motivated person to work after school each day from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Our program provides individual and group enrichment & play to students of ACA ages K4 - 8th grade. For more information, please contact Mrs. Dawn Williams at 314-952-3320.
HEAR YE, HEAR YE
The Prince is giving an AUDITION WORKSHOP for all loyal subjects in grades 9 - 12 in the Kingdom of Augustine! This workshop if for our upcoming fall musical, Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (Broadway version), and will be held on Friday, the 17th day of August, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. The pleasure of your presence is requested in the ACA Performing Arts Building for this magical event. A light dinner will be served. Students should pick up a registration form in the school office when school begins. The workshop is free, but registration is required so we can plan for dinner and materials.
If you are looking for a family to car-pool with for school this coming year, we can help you find someone who lives close to you. We have a map that shows where all of our school families are located. Because it is a private map, you will need to contact the school office for the website and password. 918-832-4600 or [email protected]
DONATE YOUR BACKPACKS
If you are purchasing a new backpack for your student this year, please consider donating the old one! 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 bring your used backpacks to the ACA office this summer during our normal office hours, or bring them with you on Parent Orientation night.
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 the new year! Please see the registration form attached below. If you have any questions, feel free to call the school office at 918-832-4600.
FACTS PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS
THERE ARE SEVERAL COSTS THAT CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS. House & Grammar school shirts, New Life Ranch, Performing Arts fees, Senior graduation fees, etc. can be paid out monthly, instead of all at once, if those costs are added to your FACTS tuition payment plan. Please see the worksheet attached below. These items can be added to your monthly payments even if your payments have already started… just return the worksheet to the school office.
A GATHERING FOR NEW FAMILIES
All new ACA families (and their ACA sponsors) are invited to an ICE CREAM SOCIAL hosted by the ACA Hen House. This will be a great opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know some other families at ACA! It will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 5:00 p.m. in the ACA Performing Arts Building. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by texting or calling Mia Chasteen at 918-549-8201. Hen House members joining us, please bring an ice cream topping of your choice! We look forward to seeing all of you! After the social, you are welcome to stick around for the Senior Carnival that evening!
The school office will return to regular hours beginning Monday, August 13th. The office will be open 8:00 a.m. until 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
Aug. 9: Consignment Uniform Sale, during office hours & at Orientation
Aug. 9: Secondary & Elementary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 13: SCHOOL BEGINS! 8:00 a.m., includes part-time students
Aug. 17: “Cinderella” Audition Workshop, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m., grades 9 - 12
Aug. 23-24: Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch, grades 6 - 12 (more information coming soon!)
Sept. 3: Labor Day, No School
Sept. 8: New Families Ice Cream Social, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 8: Senior sponsored Carnival, ACA Parking Lot, 6:00 p.m.