The Charger Newsletter

LITTLE THEATRE

PLEASE JOIN US as we celebrate the arts at ACA this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the greatroom of ACA.  Performing Friday night will be our elementary choir (grades 3-5), our 6th grade choir, our Intro to Performing Arts class, Luminis, plus you will get a teaser from our upcoming production of Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s Broadway “Cinderella” AND our upcoming all-school Christmas play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Tickets are $3 per person and are only available at the door. DINNER will be available  at concessions from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. We are serving $2 quarter pound hot dogs (add cheese or chili for $.50 more), or $2 walking tacos. Canned soda, water, & candy will be $1. Join us for a great hour and half of delightful music and dance. General seating only, so don’t be late!



TRIVIA NIGHT!

Thank you to all who joined us at Trivia Night!  The price of admission was canned and dry goods, with the food going to feed the needy and homeless this Thanksgiving in cooperation with Highland Park Christian Church and Vision Family Ministries.  We appreciate your help in blessing these two ministries as they help those in our community.



RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S “CINDERELLA”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “CINDERELLA” is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC, that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This production features jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible”, and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes!

Tickets are on sale now. Adults are $10; Children/Students are $7

ALL TICKETS ARE RESERVED.

Performances:

Nov. 15 - 7:00 pm

Nov. 16 - 7:00 pm

Nov. 17 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Nov. 18 - 3:00 pm

To purchase tickets, stop by the school office or call 918-832-4600.



NOVEMBER LUNCH ORDERS

The monthly lunch order form for November is attached below and is also available in the school office.  If you are ordering for the month, please bring your order form and payment to the school office by Friday, November 2nd.  Students may still order lunches each morning - this order form is for your convenience.



SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THIS WEEK IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER All-School Spirit Wear shirts for this year!  These shirts are great for students, parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. Shirts are in Navy with “Augustine” on the front and “In luce tua, lucem videmus.” (Psalm 39:9 “In Thy light, we see light.”) in white lettering on the back. We believe that the only way to know anything of value is to first know Christ. We want to catch people’s attention so that they will be curious enough to ask you about your t-shirt. Take that opportunity to share about your time with us at this amazing little school. See the flier attached below for pricing and sizing options.  Order form and payment is due THIS FRIDAY, November 1st.



HEN HOUSE NEWS

The Hen House is the ACA moms group whose main goal is to Help, Encourage, and Nurture the ACA teachers, staff, and students.  Want to find out more about the Hen House? Plan to come to one of our meetings!

Upcoming meetings:  

Jan. 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m.

March 30th at 9:00 a.m.

April 27th at 9:00 a.m.

All meetings are held at All About Cha in Broken Arrow.

Hen House T-Shirts are on sale now!  Orders are due on Nov. 7th. See the attached Order Form for a picture and more details.  

The Moms’ Prayer Group will meet on Thursdays starting November 8th. Join us in the library at 8:00 a.m. for a time of prayer for our teachers, staff, students, and families.  



TELL US YOUR ACA STORY!

What would ACA be without the people God has brought together in this unique place?  Do you have a story about your time here at ACA that you feel expresses your reason for being at ACA?  We would like to provide a public way to share with each other the stories of relationships and encounters at ACA that have made a positive impact on our lives.  If you have a story to share, we would love your permission to share your story (or a portion of that story) on our official ACA website. Please consider sending us a story or two.  Contact Mr. Ahrens for more information or to submit a story: [email protected]



ACT PREP CLASS

Chad Cargill ACT Prep Class - Tuesday, November 6th, 8:30 - 11:30 am. If you want your student to learn some great ACT test strategies and not have to pay a ton for them, make it a point to sign them up to attend this class. It is actually fun and engaging and they will walk away with some great strategies to help them score higher on their future ACTs. If they have never taken the ACT, or have taken it five times, this will be a helpful class to them. And if they have taken the class before, they can benefit from taking it again as they will pick up on things that they may have missed the first time. The class fee is $35/person - and it is well worth the price. Mr. Cargill will also have his prep book available to purchase for $20 for those interested in that. It is not necessary to purchase his book, but if you would like all of his insight, you may want to have it. Students will walk away with a lot of handouts from the class itself. This class is open to the public, so please tell your friends that their students are welcome to participate as well. This is a great opportunity for homeschooling families, so please pass this information on to them. If you would like to sign up your student, please contact Ms. Becki in the ACA office. The office phone number is 918-832-4600.



NSU LEADERSHIP CLASS

PLC (President’s Leadership Class) Conference at NSU Tahlequah - Thursday, November 8th. Northeastern State University’s PLC class will be hosting a leadership conference for area high school juniors and seniors on their Tahlequah campus. This is a full day of leadership activities, led by the PLC Freshman Class, covering lessons from the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey. It is also an opportunity to learn about the PLC scholarship, which is a full-ride scholarship, plus a stipend. It is a tremendous scholarship!! Because of the leadership experiences ACA students have, this is a scholarship that could be reachable for them! The cost to attend this conference is $20/student, and the deadline to sign-up is November 1st. Students will get to experience all the great leadership activities, receive an event t-shirt, and lunch will be provided. Please respond or come by Mrs. Collingsworth’s office to let her know if your student wants to attend. This will be a fun day for everyone!!

 

YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE

The 2018-2019 ACA yearbook is on sale now!  It can only be ordered online at www.treering.com (click on the “Buy Yearbook” button).  If you have ordered one in the past couple of years, you can log-in using your existing password and account.  If you have never ordered an ACA yearbook before, you will need to put in the following code to set up your account: 1014725638033905  You will have to select your student’s teacher, so secondary students should list their House Sponsor in that area.  Each yearbook comes with two free pages that you can personalize with your own pictures!  (You can purchase additional pages to personalize, if you want/need more than two.)  For the best price - order your yearbook by October 31st and receive 10% off!  And you can order one for each student or one for the family.  Call the school office if you have any questions.

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK EXTENDED

More than just “harvest time”, Thanksgiving is an important national day of remembering the source of our continued blessings, and a time to join together with family and friends to thank our Gracious God for His grace and provisions. Our Thanksgiving holiday break will be a little longer this year.  We have added the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 26th, to allow more of our families, including teachers, additional travel time to return from visiting relatives and celebrating together. We have counted our school days, and found them sufficient to allow for this added time off from school.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 27th.  Because this is a change, we wanted you to have as much notice as possible.  We hope you will all have a blessed time of giving thanks and enjoying family.




“SEUSSICAL, JR.” DVD’S

The dvd’s of our summer production of “Seussical, Jr.” are now available in the school office!  If you ordered a dvd, you can pick it up during regular office hours… they are only $10 each!



PARKING INFORMATION

We need to ask that our ACA families not park in the Akdar Shriner’s parking lots. On Friday evening, we were informed that we no longer have permission to park in either of the Shriner parking lots. It is our desire to reconcile this with their leadership, and we will work to do so; but, in the meantime, we must ask that you use the ACA parking lot for all activities until we are able to resolve their concerns. There may also be times when the Vision Family Ministries parking lot is unavailable for use, and we will post signage if we are unable to use that parking during events. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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

Nov. 2: Little Theatre, ACA Great Room, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 6: ACT Prep Workshop with Chad Cargill, 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 15-18: “Cinderella” performances

Nov. 21-26: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Nov. 30: Augustine at the Movies, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Christmas Quilt, “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 10-14: Spirit Wear Week, more info coming soon

Dec. 19-20: Secondary Final Exams, more info coming soon

Dec. 21-Jan. 2: Christmas Break

Jan. 3: Second Semester Begins