The Charger Newsletter

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S “CINDERELLA”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” opens on the ACA stage THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 15 - 18th. This production features magical transformations, and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the coach and horses, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more - plus some surprising new twists. This hilarious and romantic Broadway experience is for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.  

To encourage our ACA parents to attend and bring family and friends to this exceptional production, we are offering special ticket pricing this weekend as long as we have tickets available.

   · If you have already purchased tickets to “Cinderella”, you may purchase additional tickets for only $5 each.

   · If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, purchase one Adult ticket for $10 and additional tickets for only $5 each.

   · ACA students can purchase student tickets for $5 each.

This show features beautiful costumes and lighting, wonderful singing, comedic and dramatic acting and we have made it very affordable for our families to attend.  Please come out and support the arts at ACA. Tickets are still available for all performances. ALL TICKETS ARE RESERVED SEATING.

Performances:

Nov. 15 - 7:00 pm

Nov. 16 - 7:00 pm

Nov. 17 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Nov. 18 - 3:00 pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show and concessions will be available.  To purchase tickets, stop by the school office or call 918-832-4600.




THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE OPPORTUNITY

We have already had a very nice start to the Thanksgiving For the Homeless food drive this year by tying it to the admission fee for Trivia Night. We would like to continue that food drive in our ongoing partnership with Vision Family Ministries. Each student and staff member who donates $5 cash, or at least $5 worth of packaged Thanksgiving food goods (canned Green Beans, Stuffing mix, canned pumpkin, gravy, etc.), will be allowed to come in Spirit Wear upon our return to school on Tuesday, November 27th. Other food goods are also welcome! (Those who have already donated at Trivia Night have been noted and will be able to wear Spirit Wear on the 27th.)

Food drop-off dates will be Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th at the front office.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.



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.



EVENT PARKING INFORMATION

We need to ask that our ACA families not park in the Akdar Shriner’s parking lots.  We have been 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 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. Although normally we are able to park next door for special events, there may be times when the Vision Family Ministries parking lot is unavailable for use. We will post signage if we are unable to use their parking lot during an event.  For the play this week, we can use our back field and the small lot in front of the PAB for parking.  Cast members are asked carpool if possible, to reduce the number of cars on our lots.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

AUGUSTINE AT THE MOVIES

The Film Making class is sponsoring a movie night on Friday, November 30th.  They will be showing the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome to help the class with materials and equipment.  Bring your snacks and beverages and join us to watch this classic film!

 

CHRISTMAS QUILT EVENT

This year our annual Christmas Quilt program will feature the play “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” as well as special music and a time of fellowship!  Plan to join us on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Highland Park Christian Church for this special time of celebration. Each year, at the Christmas Quilt program, our parents honor our amazing teachers by taking an offering to provide their Christmas Bonus.  Please pray about how you would like to bless the staff at ACA this Christmas.



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.

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

 

 

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.)  And you can order one for each student or one for the family. Call the school office if you have any questions.

 

 

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]




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. 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, featuring “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, 7:00 p.m. at Highland Park Christian Church

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