Finals Q & A
Q: When are finals?
A: Finals are Thursday and Friday, the 14th and 15th. Both days are a regular school day for the School of Grammar.

Q: Are finals held at certain times?
A: No. Students have both Thursday and Friday to complete their final exams. Finals will begin at 8:00 each morning. 2:00 is the latest that a student may sign in to take a final.

Q: Why are two days scheduled for Finals?
A: We have scheduled two days for finals this school year to allow for social-distancing in study and exam rooms. Several students also expressed a need to spread out their exams over the course of two days.

Q: My student can be exempt from taking a class final?
A: Yes, if a student has no missing work and a 3.3 GPA in the class, they are exempt from having to take the final.

Q: Is there a way my child would still be exempt even if they have missing work and a grade point average lower than 3.3?
A: No, all students must take a final for any class in which they have no exemption.

Q: How do I know if my student is required to take a class final?
A: All teachers have communicated this information to students via Gradenet.

Q: What is the dress code for finals?
A: Students must be in a full school uniform. Any student who arrives at school out of uniform will be asked to either call or return home

Q: When do I drop-off and pick-up my student?
A: In order to maintain an environment conducive to studying and exams, students should limit their time on campus. Students should either be studying in one of the designated study areas or taking their final in an Exam Room. Once completed with their finals, students should be picked up from campus. All students must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. on both days of Finals.
Q: Where does my student go when they get to school?
A: For those taking finals, they are to report to the Great Room to the Sign-In table. The Great room is for sign-in, partner or group study time, and to await pick-up. Once signed in, the student will proceed upstairs to the Test Table, located just outside the elevator doors, where an ACA teacher will hand the student their test and the student will proceed to an Exam Room.

Q: Where do students take the test?
A: There will be three Exam Rooms located upstairs. All testing rooms are supervised by an ACA teacher.

Q: Can my student study for finals while at school?
A: Yes, there will be a quiet, independent study hall room upstairs. This study room will be supervised by an ACA teacher.

Q: What does my student bring to school?
A: A student will need to bring all necessary supplies to take their assigned exam.

Q: What about lunch?
A: ACA's lunch vendors will provide lunch, as usual, on these two days. If you will be ordering lunch, please be sure to submit your lunch slip by 9:00 on the day of finals or the previous day if you will not be here before 9:00. Secondary lunch will be held between 12:30-1:00. Just like a regular school day, students are also welcome to pack a lunch.
Going on now...
Usborne Book Fair: NOW VIRTUAL!
The Usborne Book Fair will now be a virtual event, January 11-15, 2021. With nearly 2,000 titles to choose from for babies through young adults, Usborne Books & More offers books that are engaging, educational, and affordable. On average, students typically spend around $20 at an Usborne Books & More book fair and Augustine Christian Academy will receive 50% back in FREE BOOKS for library and classroom use.

Please e-mail Mrs. Woods with any questions.
Photo CDs now available for pick-up
If you ordered a photo CD of Frozen, Jr., please pick-up your order in the Front Office at your earliest convenience. Extra photo CDs are available to purchase for $10.

Please e-mail Mrs. Merrill with any questions.
Kudos Korner
Grammar student places in MLK contest
Tulsa's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society recently announced the Tulsa-area students who won its annual art, dance, essay and oratorical contests in conjunction with the Tulsa MLK Parade that will take place on Monday, January 18, 2021.

ACA student Ava Walters, 2nd grade, placed 2nd with her drawing (shown above). Ava won $125 and will have her drawing published in the 2021 MLK Souvenir Book.

Congratulations Ava! We admire your creativity and love for others!
ACA student advances to state poetry competition
Lilian Krautter, ACA 9th grader, won the school's annual Poetry Out Loud contest, held Wednesday morning in the Great Room.

Lilian competed against 6 other students. Each competitor recited two poems in front of gathered students and contest judges. Thank you to Mrs. Redden, Mrs. Autrey, Mr. Post, and Mrs. Aspenson for serving as judges, Mr. Ahrens for being the prompter, and Mrs. Rowland, chair of ACA's Language Arts department, for organizing the competition.

Lilian will compete in the state competition, to be held in March. Placing second, and serving as alternate, was Haley Hinkefent, 9th grade. Other competitors included Havana Clark, Bryson Frick, Emma Farnam, Bella Nellis, and Melody Stephens.

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Out Loud program "helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life." (Source)

Lilian Krautter recited two poems for the competition: "Dirge in the Woods" by George Meredith and "Friendship After Love" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Coming Soon
Little Mermaid Workshop to be held
From Mrs. Post, Director of Performing Arts:

Attention all High School Students!

Join Mrs. Redden and I at the Little Mermaid Workshop on Friday Jan. 22, 5-8:30 p.m.

Please come in rehearsal wear and bring an ACA friend! There is no charge for the workshop, but it is highly recommended that you attend if you are thinking about auditioning for the Spring musical.

Information flyers are in the foyer in the Performing Arts bookcase.

The following events have important updates:

  • Winter Court, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Ticket information is coming soon!
  • The Half Day, scheduled for Jan. 29, will now be a full day of school, for all grades. On Jan. 29, all classes will end at 3:15 p.m. This will allow us to make-up time lost due to an early Christmas Break.
  • Our annual open house event, Literature Alive, to be held Feb. 20, has been canceled. We will look into creative solutions for Spring enrollment that will not involve an open house.
Economics class to sell carnations for Valentine's Day
The latest project from Mrs. Rowland's Economics class, Carnations for Companions, is coming soon, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Carnations will be $2 each and include a custom note. They will be delivered on Feb. 11 and 12. Order forms will be available soon in the Front Office.

Please contact Mrs. Rowland with any questions.
Community Service
Winter Clothing Drive still in need of socks, coats
The Hospitality Club will continue to collect warm clothing items through January. All collected items will be donated to our neighbors at Vision Family Ministries for their continued work in the community.

Requested items:
  • Men's Wool Socks
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Coats (new or gently-used)

The donation container is located in the ACA front lobby. Please e-mail Mrs. Rowland with any questions.
School of Grammar's annual service project to benefit Tulsa's homeless
More about our ministry partner: These bags will then be given to a ministry that meets each Tuesday. Taco Tuesday is a ministry began by Mark & Victoria Bowling with Global Impact Ministries. It began almost 4 years ago just passing out muffins and visiting with the homeless. It’s grown significantly and now has volunteers from 8-10 churches every Tuesday. Serving anywhere from 60-150 homeless each week, the main focus is building relationships with the people and ministering to them by teaching/preaching the Word of God. There are people getting saved and/or rededicating their life to Christ almost every week.
We are going to be completing a service project the week of Valentine’s Day in the School of Grammar. To help complete this project and make it successful, we are asking for donations leading up to the week of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 8-12.

We will be packaging hygiene bags for the homeless. Each bag will contain essentials that are needed everyday. Each color House member is being asked to donate the following items:

Blue House: travel size shampoo/conditioner, deodorant (hotel samples are perfect!).

Green House: toilet paper, wash clothes (Each bag will contain one roll of TP)

Red House: toothbrush, toothpaste, body soap 

Yellow House: chapstick, Nutri-grain bars, peanut butter crackers

Other items that can be used: cheap baby wipes and feminine hygiene products.

Please contact Miss Main with any questions.
Can you help?
Stuffed animals needed for Valentine's Store
The annual Performing Arts' Valentine's Store is just around the corner! Held the week leading up to Valentine's Day, the store is a huge hit with the students. Parents can purchase a gift to be delivered to their child on Friday, Feb. 12, and students are invited to buy treats and presents for their friends and family.

The top-selling items are always the stuffed animals! If you would like to donate new or gently-used stuffed animals to the annual Valentine's Store, please drop them off at the Front Office or leave them behind the glass cabinets in the Front Lobby. Contact Mrs. Rowland with any questions.
Do you recognize these items?

The Lost & Found bins were cleaned out over Christmas Break. All ACA items were donated to the school's Uniform Supply Closet.

If not claimed by Monday, the pictured sweatshirts will be donated to the Hospitality Club's Warm Clothing Drive.

Please contact Mrs. Anton with any questions or to claim your item.

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