The Charger Newsletter

NEW DATE FOR NEW FAMILY SOCIAL

DUE TO THE THREAT OF RAIN THIS WEEKEND, the ICE CREAM SOCIAL hosted by the ACA Hen House for new ACA families has been moved to Friday, September 14th at 5:30 pm.  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 in the ACA Performing Arts Building.  If you are able to attend, please RSVP by texting or calling Mia Chasteen at 918-549-8201. We look forward to seeing all of you! After the social, you are welcome to stick around for the Senior Carnival that evening!



DATE CHANGED FOR SENIOR SPONSORED CARNIVAL

You won’t want to miss this fun family event!  WITH THE THREAT OF RAIN THIS WEEKEND, THE CARNIVAL HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will have games, face painting, karaoke, and a dunk tank out on the back parking lot.  You can start off your evening between 6:00 and 7:00 with dinner (chicken, 2 side items, & beverage… 1 side item for kids meals) served in the ACA Great Room for the low price of $4 for kids 10 and under and $7 for everyone over age 10.  If you purchase your dinner ticket in advance, you can save $1 per meal! Dinner tickets will be on pre-sale in the office through Wednesday, Sept. 12th. Tickets for games, face painting, etc. will be available the evening of the carnival - 10 tickets for only $5!  Plan to be here for all the fun and support the Class of 2019!



AUGUSTINE AT THE MOVIES

The Film Making class and their teacher, Mr. Drake, are sponsoring the showing of the film “Castle in the Sky” on Friday evening, September 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the ACA Great Room.  Cost: Nothing… and bring your own popcorn!  Please see the flyer below for more information about the film and watch the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McM0_YHDm5A&t=1s



ISRAEL STUDY TOUR 2019

We are fast approaching the cut-off date for joining the Juniors and Seniors on the Israel Study Tour. The initial deposit of $300 is due on September 14th. As usual, this Junior/Senior Israel Study Tour is also open to parents and siblings of our Junior and Senior students (6th grade and up if touring as a family - at least one parent in attendance) as well as Staff and Alumni. We will begin our tour on Saturday, March 9th, returning Saturday, March 23rd (Spring Break for ACA will be the second week we are away). This is the final message to see if we can firm up the total number of interested travelers. Please cut and past this link to the brief, 4-question form (https://goo.gl/forms/YfCQTj6JZw63B2AA2) if you are interested in joining us.



FALL COLLEGE EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

There are many great college events coming up in this fall and I wanted to let you all know about them.  Please make an effort to attend as many as possible as you will learn a great deal about the college search process, college admissions and various colleges/universities themselves.  If you have questions about any of these events, please call me at 918-724-4396 or email me at [email protected]

The first event coming up is the College Connection Fair happening THIS Sunday afternoon, September 9th, from 1:00-3:00pm.  It will be held in Central Park Hall at Expo Square, Tulsa Fairgrounds.  Although this is a free event, this year they are offering a Fast Pass option that enables you to come from 12:00-1:00pm for a cost of $10/student or $20/family.  If you’d like to avoid the bigger crowds at 1:00pm, you may be interested in purchasing the Fast Pass. Be sure and have your student register for their barcode asap at gotocollegefairs.com.  This will save a great deal of time at each college’s table that they visit.

4th Annual College Night at ACA - Friday, September 21st from 6:30-9:00 pm.  We will have 7-8 representatives from both public and private universities on our campus, sharing information about their respective schools.  We will also have the Director of Financial Aid at JBU with us sharing about all things financial aid. You don’t want to miss this event!! You will learn a lot about the college process during this event.  There will be a Q&A time as well as a time to visit individually with all of the representatives. We will also be serving coffee and desserts! This is a free event that is open to the public, so please invite other families of high school students to attend.

4th Annual FAFSA Night - Friday, October 5th from 6:00-8:00pm.  This is a free event offered by ACA and NSU-BA.  Financial aid specialist, Bobbi McKinney, will be with us again to help interested senior families complete their FAFSA.  Please come with your tax information from this past spring. If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity, please have both your student and parent FSA ID’s already created a few days before the event.  You can’t complete the FAFSA without them. The seniors have all of this information in the packet that I already prepared and gave them. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

PSAT - Saturday, October 13th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.  This is the test that determines National Merit standing, taken during a student’s junior year.  ACA will pay the cost for any junior who would like to take the PSAT. Sophomores are welcome to take it for practice, but it will be $20 for them.  Please call Ms. Becki in the office to sign up. The deadline to sign up is THIS Friday, September 7th, at noon.

Chad Cargill ACT Prep Class - Tuesday, November 6th from 8:30-11:30am.  This class is offered on our campus once a year.  It has been a popular class for our ACA students in the past, so we are happy that we are able to offer it again this year.  Cost of the class is $35/student and will include hand-outs as well as his presentation of great test-taking strategies. Mr. Cargill will also have his prep book for sale the day of the class for those interested in purchasing it.  Please sign up with Ms. Becki in the office. This event is also open to the public, so homeschool students are welcome to participate. Please spread the word to your homeschooling friends!

PLC (President’s Leadership Class) Conference at NSU Tahlequah - Thursday, November 8th.  This is a full day of leadership activities offered by NSU’s President’s Leadership Class.  Interested ACA students have attended this the past three years and have enjoyed it each time.  There is a PLC scholarship that students can apply for that can pay their entire college cost at NSU, if chosen as a PLC member.  Students will learn about this scholarship during their day on campus. There is a cost to attend this conference and I will send out that information as soon as it is available.  



PORTRAIT RE-TAKE DAY

If your student was absent today, or you forgot to send the order form with your child, don’t worry!  We have portrait re-take day scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th. Because of the cloudy/rainy day today, all Class Photos will be done on re-take day, as well as anyone that was missed today or if you didn’t order a portrait package and you want to get one.  Attached below is the updated order form for re-take day.  The photographer will be here that day from 10:00 a.m. until about noon.  Call the school office if you have any questions.

 

CAR-POOL MAP

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]



OFFICE HOURS

The school office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 5:00.  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

Sept. 7: Augustine at the Movies, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 14: New Families Ice Cream Social, 5:30 p.m. in the PAB

Sept. 14: Senior sponsored Carnival, ACA Parking Lot, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sept. 18: Portrait Re-take Day, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Sept. 21: College Night, 6:30 p.m., ACA Great Room