SECOND SEMESTER BEGINS
We hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break… but all good things come to an end. Students report back to school tomorrow, January 3rd, at 8:00 a.m. for the beginning of 2nd Semester! On Friday, January 4th, we have our annual Alumni Day and our secondary class schedule will be adjusted to allow time for our alumni to meet with our current students. You will find the adjusted schedule attached below. If you know any ACA Alumni, please let them know that we would love to see them on Friday!
Changes are inevitable where human organizations are concerned. At the end of last semester, Mr. Jacob McIntosh, chairman of our science department, announced that he would be leaving ACA to accept a position as the new Executive Director of Camp Loughridge. We are sad to see him go, but we pray he will bring good success to that ministry.
To cover his classes with qualified people has required some moving around of staff. We have hired Mrs. Aleisha Autrey to cover three 6th grade classes so that Mrs. Anderson can move up to handle the Intro to Computer Science class, the STEM class, and Pre-algebra. Mrs. Morgan, with her background in chemistry, will move from Pre-Algebra to the Chemistry class and will serve as our new science department chairperson. Mr. Pirtle has a background in physics, so he will add the Physics class to his teaching schedule. Mrs. Schmidt will take over as sponsor of Dragon House due to Mrs. Anderson’s new responsibilities. Because of my many years of experience in Stagecraft, I will lead that class with the help of Mrs. Autrey.
We will have a great second semester! I am confident in the people handling these classes and in the adaptability of our students who will continue to try their best and succeed in each area. We will have an assembly at 8:00 tomorrow morning to go over the changes with the students. I encourage you to call me if you have any questions.
Kirk D. Post
JANUARY LUNCH ORDER FORM
The monthly lunch order form for January is attached below and is available in the school office. If you are ordering for the month, please return your order form with payment to the office on the morning of January 3rd when we return to school.
Winter Court is the annual formal banquet event for ACA high school students. The theme for Winter Court this year is “Winter in Narnia” and it will be held on Friday, January 25th, at Sanctuary Church. Tickets for the banquet are $39 per person and will go on sale January 7th. Watch for more details in January!
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
Jan. 3: Students report back to school, Second Semester Begins at 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 4: ACA Alumni Day
Jan. 7: Winter Court tickets on sale
Jan. 19: Audition Workshop for “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang”, 9:00 a.m., grades 4 - 8
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School
Jan. 25: Winter Court Day, school dismisses at noon