New to ACA Cyber School?
Last Spring, ACA was forced to finish the school year in Cyber School. It was a marathon but the teachers and students came through it with a deeper appreciation for our campus and each other. In the course of our extended Cyber School, we collected tips and tricks from ACA parents. Please see the tips provided last year by members of Hen House!
How to Survive Cyber School: Tips from the Hen House

  • Have a favorite board game or card game set-up for impromptu study breaks.
  • Plan little fun breaks after finishing work or a project.
  • Encourage kids to actually call or FaceTime friends instead of texting.
  • Have a schedule
  • Let things go that cause stress...this too shall pass.
  • Extra hugs and spontaneous dance parties.
  • Get lots of sleep.

Originally published in the April 22, 2020 edition of the Charger.

Next week at ACA
Valentine's Week: Take Two!
Yes, we will absolutely celebrate Valentine's Week when we are back on campus! The Valentine's Store will be open, and show choir is planning to deliver Singing Valentine's! If you would like a refund for previously-purchased Singing Valentine's, please contact Mrs. Post.
Valentine's Week at ACA: Support Performing Arts!
The annual Valentine's Store will open Tuesday morning in ACA's front lobby, and all parents and students are invited to shop for fun surprises with all proceeds benefitting the ACA Performing Arts program. All visitors to the Valentine's Store are reminded to please wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the front lobby.

Items available to purchase will include stuffed animals, candy, and small gifts. Parents can ask the volunteers at the Valentine's Store to have a surprise delivered to their student, and students can purchase surprises to deliver to friends and teachers. Deliveries will be made on Friday, Feb. 12, before lunch.

Valentine Store Hours:
7:30-8:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
2:45-3:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Please contact Mrs. Rowland with any questions.
More Valentine's fun from Performing Arts...
If you are looking for a unique way to tell your loved one how much you love them, Luminis, ACA's Show Choir are selling Singing Valentines again this year!

Option 1: Send a teacher, student or a class on the ACA campus a special singing valentine for only $10! The song “I Love You A Bushel and a Peck”
will be delivered complete with a personalized message from you! Valentines will be delivered during break, lunch, before school or after school.

Option 2: Virtual Singing Valentine's can be delivered via audio, Facetime, or video message. for $15. Choose between: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”, “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck” or “You Made Me Love You” (or you can add a second selection for $5).
Also rescheduled...
The latest project from Mrs. Rowland's Economics class, Carnations for Companions, is here, just in time for Valentine's Day!

As part of the Performing Arts' annual Valentine's Store, carnations will be sold at the store for $2 each and include a custom note. The flowers will then be delivered. Order forms are also available in the Front Office.

Please contact Mrs. Rowland with any questions.
The 8th grade class is selling Spirit Wear wristbands for their annual Spirit Wear Week next week!

Get your wristbands in the school office!

Price of wristbands:
$2 per day
$10 for the week

Proceeds go toward the cost of the 8th grade trip in the Spring. Please contact Ms. Becki with any questions.
Cast Announcement:
Little Mermaid!
The cast was recently announced for the senior company's production of "Little Mermaid." Click here to read the full cast list. Rehearsals have been postponed due to severe weather, but the cast is ready and excited to open on April 15!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the cast leads:
Aly Merrill
Prince Eric
Cole Taylor
L'aria Krautter
King Triton
Max Woods
Jacob Fox
Iden Beck
Front Office News
Alum to offer senior skills workshop
Friday, Feb. 19
1:15 - 3:45 p.m.
For students in grades 10-12
Cost: $30

The workshop will cover:
  • resume building
  • application tips
  • essay reviews
  • mock interviews
  • and more!
Students must sign up by e-mailing Ms. Becki.

Spring 2021 Colloquia
What is Colloquia?

Colloquia are small discussion groups, offered frequently throughout the year that add another level to our academic challenge. Each colloquium studies one book, epic poem, piece of music, art, or topic, so that the focus is limited and “bite-sized.” It has only a handful of students to allow for intimate discussions of the topic. Each colloquium is offered by a mentor and is based on a work he or she loves. The colloquium meets outside the normal classroom and centers on discussion of the great elements of the piece. While students must prepare for the meetings and are expected to participate, there are no tests or grades … only a love of what can be learned for its own sake.
  • Open to students in the School of Rhetoric (high school) 
  • Seniors have first choice enrollment
  • Small group discussion format
  • No grades or tests 
  • Students must complete a certain number of Colloqui points depending on their diploma track

What students receive from a colloquium is proportional to their desire for truth, goodness, and beauty, and their willingness to build relationships with the mentor and the work. We have found that in this nontraditional setting, the student often gains a greater appreciation for the mentor, and the mentor for the student, and both gain a greater love for the truth they discover together.
Spring 2021 Colloquia Offerings include:
Emma by Jane Austen
(acceptable for Advanced Classic Diploma candidates)
with Mrs. Schmidt

Expressing the Black Experience Through Dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
with Mrs. Schmidt

Personal Financial Literacy
(Meets State Requirement)
with Ms. Becki

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
with Ms. Becki

Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke
with Mr. Post

How to be a Lady or a Gentlemen on a date
with Dr. Vance
Little Women: Book & Movie
(acceptable for Advanced Classic Diploma candidates)

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
(acceptable for Advanced Classic Diploma candidates)
with Mr. Parker

The Princess Bride by William Goldman: Book & Movie
with Mr. Ahrens

Athaliah by Jean Racine (1691 play)
(acceptable for Advanced Classic Diploma candidates)

How to Crochet

Greenwood District & the Tulsa Race Massacre: Past, Present, and Future
(will include reading and field trip)
with Mrs. Anton

Sign-up will begin when we are back on campus. Please e-mail Mr. Post with any questions.
Club & Class News
Thank you to the Hospitality Club for creating a festive photo op in celebration of Valentine's Day! Don't forget to stop by and snap some selfies!


Have a fun idea for the Hospitality Club? E-mail Mrs. Rowland!
Want to earn a free t-shirt and all the riches of victory? The Junior Classical League can guarantee ONE of those things if you submit a t-shirt design inspired by this year's theme: REVOLUTION!

CLICK HERE for more information. Designs must be submitted by Feb. 22. Contact Mrs. Woods with any questions.
Have you tried TreeRing's Custom Pages feature?

Students and/or Parents can add their own photos and memories into their copy of the yearbook. They can add pictures of friends, favorite music, etc., all of which is printed in their copy of the yearbook. Every yearbook includes two custom pages for free and individuals can add more if they want.

Pictures needed for Yearbook feature

Does your student have an after-school job or participate in a club sport or other extracurricular activity?

Send the Yearbook Staff a picture of them in action for a feature section in the yearbook !
It's time to start working on the Senior section of the Yearbook. The Yearbook staff needs:
  • high-resolution Senior pic
  • baby/toddler pic
  • quote 

Please e-mail these three items to Mrs. Anton by Feb. 26th. 
School's Passcode on TreeRing: 1014725638033905 
Support ACA
Coming Up: Panda Express Fundraiser
Join us at our next Restaurant Fundraiser on Thurs, Feb. 25 at Panda Express (21st & Yale location)! Stop in at Panda Express anytime 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and mention ACA and 20% of the proceeds go to our school!

Even better? If you order online, just enter 321980 in the promo code box for it to count towards the fundraiser too! Please share with your friends and family!

When: Thurs., February 25th
Location: 4728 East 21st Street Tulsa,
Time: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Thank you to Hen House for arranging another delicious fundraising event!

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Augustine Christian Academy
6310 E. 30th St. Tulsa, OK 74114
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.