CHRISTMAS QUILT EVENT THIS FRIDAY
Each year, our families bless the ACA teachers and staff by taking an offering for their Christmas Bonus. This offering takes place during our annual Christmas program, which is being held this Friday evening. In Augustine Christian Academy’s modern interpretation of a quilting bee, our annual Christmas program brings together a beautiful array of talent in one patchwork expression of artistic capabilities through the sharing of song and fellowship. This year, our Christmas Quilt will feature the play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” as well as special music and a time of fellowship! Plan to join us this Friday, December 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at Highland Park Christian Church (on 31st Street between Sheridan and Yale) for this special time of celebration. Please pray about how you would like to bless the teachers and staff at ACA this Christmas.
If you are unable to join us, you may give your donation online or at the school office prior to the even on Friday evening.
All students participating in the Christmas Quilt event on Friday evening will receive a “Christmas Wear Day” on Wednesday, December 12th.
SPECIAL SECONDARY SCHEDULE THURSDAY
Due to having to cancel school on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the cast and choirs performing at the Christmas Quilt missed having their rehearsal on Tuesday. To give them additional time to rehearse, we are adjusting the secondary class schedule on Thursday to allow them some time in the afternoon. You will find the adjusted schedule below.
FINAL EXAMS & END OF FIRST SEMESTER
Secondary Final Exams: Students in grades 6 - 12 may be exempted from a final exam if they have no more than 2 absences in that class during the semester (3 tardies count as one absence), have a B or better average in the class, and have no missing work for that class. Teachers will inform their classes who must take the final exam or they may put the information on Gradenet. Final exams for secondary students will be on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th. There will not be lunches available on either of the Final Exam days. Student taking final exams may check in and ask for their exams on Dec. 19 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Dec. 20 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Students taking final exams must be picked up by 3:15 on Wednesday the 19th, and by 12:45 on Thursday the 20th.
The last day of regular classes for all grades will be Tuesday, December 18th. The school office will close at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th, and will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd. Students will report for school on Thursday, January 3rd, for the beginning of second semester.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
‘Tis the season for baking and snacking! Keep an eye out for Box Tops on any items you purchase over the holidays. General Mills Cereals, Yoplait, Ziploc, and Pillsbury are just a few of the many products that have Box Tops on their packaging. Cut them out and turn them into the school office. Our school receives 10 cents for each Box Top! Attached below is a fun collection sheet to help you corral all of your clipped Box Tops.
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.
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!
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.
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
Dec. 7: Christmas Quilt, featuring “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, 7:00 p.m. at Highland Park Christian Church
Dec. 18: Last day of 1st Semester regular classes
Dec. 19: Secondary Final Exams, 8:00 - 2:30
Dec. 20: Secondary Final Exams, 8:00 - noon
Dec. 21-Jan. 2: Christmas Break
Jan 2: Teachers report back to school, school office re-opens
Jan. 3: Students report back to school, Second Semester Begins
Jan. 4: ACA Alumni Day