WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ACA

July 27, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is about to begin. We are excited as we make preparations for the new year. As you know, we have been undergoing major renovations to our main building over the summer with help from the Capital Campaign funds. We can’t wait to share the new facility with you! Even though we are very close to being complete, we are going to need a few extra days to get everything finished, unpacked, and settled before students arrive. The Board of Directors and Administration met July 25th to evaluate our progress. We would like to announce that our first day of school will be changed to Monday, August 14, 2017. This will give us a few extra days and another weekend to get the building ready, safe, and secure for our families, students, and teachers. Because we are moving our first day, we will have three days that will be incorporated back into the school calendar. I am attaching the new revised calendar with this letter. We would like to apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for understanding.

Because of our change in the calendar, our “Meet the Teacher” and “Technology Information” night has also changed. Please see the new schedule below.

Thursday, August 10:
3:00-5:00 PM Grades K4-6 “Meet the Teacher”(Homeroom Classrooms)
5:30 PM Grades 7-9 “Technology Information” in Gym & “Meet the Teacher”(Begin in Gym)
6:30 PM Grades 10-12 “Technology Information” in Gym & “Meet the Teacher”(Begin in Gym)
Friday, August 11:
5:00 PM MAKE-UP SESSION High School “Technology Information” (Gym)

All families are encouraged to attend during these special meetings to see our renovations and meet their teachers. All high school students and parents are required to attend a technology information session to get paperwork completed for your new 1 to 1 device. You are encouraged to bring your supplies, purchase lunch cards, parking passes ($10 for driving students), and join our technology resource plan while you are on campus. Our school is partnering with Sage Professional Development to give our students and teachers the opportunity to have access to online and technology resources. We will need each student to register while visiting on Thursday evening for this very special program. We will have computer stations set-up in the gym and in the elementary hallways to get everyone signed up. Parents, we will need to get a copy of your driver’s license and for you to answer a questionnaire at this time to get your student signed up. This program will give our K4-12th grade teachers extra resources to use in the classroom and give our 10-12th graders an opportunity to take online elective classes through OdysseyWare giving them more class choices. We are excited about partnering with this company.

Again our first full day of school will be Monday, August 14. The Main Entrance to the school will be on the left side of the building near the gym. Lunch will be served on this day. Teachers will be on duty during school hours from 7:20 until 3:20. Our first bell rings at 7:45 with the tardy bell at 7:50. We will have a staggered dismissal plan this year to help with the safety of our students. Our bus riders will load the bus at 2:55. Our high school drivers will be dismissed at 3:00. Our car riders will be dismissed at 3:08 out front. Please be aware of these times and make arrangements to drop and pick up your child on time.

As always, if we can do anything to help you or answer any questions for you, please let us know. Let’s get ready for a terrific school year! Go Generals!

With ACA Pride,

Melanie Carlisle
Headmaster

Joel Kennedy
Board of Directors

FOR YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER:

  • GIRLS: bring a bottle of Germ-X and a box of Kleenex
  • BOYS: bring a container of Clorox wipes and one roll of paper towels

SUPPLIES:

  • Planner/Agenda
  • 3 Ring Binder for each class with dividers
  • College-ruled Notebook Paper
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Scientific Calculator for math/science class
  • 1 USB flash drive labeled with name
  • Headphones/ear buds for computer
  • Wireless mouse (optional)
  • NIV Bible for chapel and Bible classes
  • Gym clothes and tennis shoes for PE class

**Other supplies may be needed depending on class schedule when school begins. Teachers will notify students.

Summer Reading Books:

Over the summer, students are required to read the grade level title prior to the first day of school. A comprehensive test will be given on the third day of school. No extensions will be granted to currently enrolled students.

7th Grade: The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

8th Grade: The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

9th Grade: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

10th Grade: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

11th Grade: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

12th Grade: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

12th Grade AP: The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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K4
Fiskars Blunt End Scissors – 1 pair
Clorox Wipes – 3
Baby Wipes – 4
Colored Card Stock – 1 package
White Card Stock – 1 package
4x6 Plain White Index Cards – 2 packs (no lines)
Wide Masking Tape – 1 roll (Duck brand)
Crayola Watercolor Paint Set – 1 (8 colors)
Play Dough – 2 cans
Crayola Large Crayons – 6 boxes (8 colors)
Crayola Primary Colors Washable Markers – 1
Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 6
Paper plates – 1 pack
Paper Towels – 4
Kleenex – 2
Hand Sanitizer – 2 bottles
Band-Aids – 1 box
Ziplock Bags – 1 quart/1 gallon (no zipper closers)
1 Thick Kindergarten Sleep Mat & Pillow/Blanket
Ziplock Bag with extra set of clothes

$7 Let’s Find Out and Science Spin Subscription
$25 Class Supply Fee
Kindergarten
Crayola Crayons – 6 boxes (8 colors)
Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 4
Elmer’s Washable School Glue – 2 bottles
Canvas Pencil Pouch with zipper – 1
PLASTIC Pocket Folders with Brads – 2 blue
Mead PRIMARY Composition Journal – 1 (no wire; primary lines)
White Cardstock – 1 - 100 sheet pack
Colored Cardstock – 2 packs
Crayola Watercolor Paint Set – 1 (8 colors)
Paper Plates – 1 pack (not waxed)
White Lunch Bags – 1 pack (GIRLS)
Brown Lunch Bags – 1 pack (BOYS)
Kleenex – 1
Paper Towels – 4
Clorox Wipes – 2
Ziplock Bags – 1 quart (no zipper/slides)
1 Kindergarten Sleep Mat & Pillow/Blanket
Ziplock Bag with extra set of clothes

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly
$25 Class Supply Fee
1st Grade
Crayola Crayons – 4 boxes (24 count)
Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 4 packs of 6
Crayola Bold Markers – 2 packs
Fiskars Blunt End Scissors – 1 pair
Crayola Colored Pencils – 1 box
Ticonderoga Pencils – 2 boxes of 24
Pencil Cap Erasers – 2 packs of 24
Wide Masking Tape – 1 roll (Duck Brand)
Red Plastic Pocket Folders with Brads – 2
Mead PRIMARY Composition Journal – 2 (no wire; primary lines)
Multicolored Cardstock – 3 packs
White Cardstock – 1 pack
Ziplock Bags – 1 gallon/1 sandwich
Clorox Wipes – 2
Kleenex – 2
Paper Towels - 2
Hand Sanitizer – 2 bottles
Band-Aids – 1 box

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly
$25 Class Supply Fee
2nd Grade
Ticonderoga Pencils – 2 – 24 count boxes
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Large Erasers – 2 pks of 3
Cap Erasers – 1 package of 25
Fiskars Blunt End Scissors – 1 pair
Elmer’s Washable Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks – 4 large
Crayola Crayons – 2 boxes of 24 colors
Crayola Colored Pencils – 1 box of 12
Classic Color Crayola Markers – 1 pack of 10
Green plastic Sterilite pencil box – 1
Mead Black Marble Composition Notebook – 1 (wide-ruled; no wire)
Mead PRIMARY Composition Journal – 1 (no wire; primary lines)
Wide-Ruled Paper (2 packs)
Yellow PLASTIC pocket folders with brads – 2
Red PLASTIC pocket folders with brads – 2
Brights Cardstock paper – 2 - 50 count packs
White Cardstock – 2 - 50 count pack
Sheet Protectors – 1 pack of 50
Kleenex – 2
Paper Towels – 2
Clorox Wipes – 2
Hand Sanitizer – 2 bottles

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly
$25 Class Supply Fee
3rd Grade
Ticonderoga Pencils – 2 – 12 count boxes
Crayola Crayons or Colored Pencils – 24 count
Scissors – 1 pair
Erasers
Expo Markers (1 – 2 count pack)
Yellow Highlighters – 2
Elmer’s Large Glue Sticks – 4
3x5 White Index Cards – 2 packs
Black Marble Composition Notebook – 1 (wide-ruled; no wire)
Spiral 1 Subject Notebooks – Wide Ruled (1 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 black)
Wide Ruled Notebook Paper – 2 packs
Clorox Wipes – 2
Kleenex – 1
Hand Sanitizer – 1 Bottle
Ziplock Bags – Boys Quart; Girls Gallon

*Students will not need pencil boxes, binders, clipboards, or pens.

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly Fee
$25 Class Supply Fee
$5 Planner Fee

Summer Reading Book:
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
4th Grade
#2 Wooden Pencils – 2 packs
Paper Mate Sharp Writer Mechanical Pencils – 2 boxes of 24 (look like regular #2 pencil and are disposable) no others will be allowed
Erasers
Crayons
Colored Pencils
Scissors
Glue
Highlighters – 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green
College Ruled Notebook Paper – 2 packs
3x5 White ruled index cards – 2 packs
Small Composition Notebooks (70 sheets, spiral bound, plain cover, college-ruled) – 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 blue, 2 green (no names on these please)
Clorox Wipes – 3
Kleenex – 1
Ziplock Bags – Boys Quart; Girls Gallon

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly Fee
$25 Class Supply Fee
$5 Planner Fee

Summer Reading: 
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (copyright March 2000)
5th Grade
3-inch Binder – 1
Plastic Pocket Folder with Holes for binder – 1
6 tab Dividers – 1 pack
Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper – 6 packs
Composition Black Marble Notebooks (No Wire; 100 Sheets) – 3
Pencils/Mechanical Pencils – Paper Mate only – 24 count
Zippered Pencil Pouch – 1
Highlighters – 2
Colored Pencils – 1 box
Markers – 1 box
Kleenex – 1
Hand Sanitizer – 1 bottle
Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 6
Pencil Sharpener with Shavings Case
Computer Paper – 1 ream
Colored Pens
Chair Sox – 2 packs of 4
USB Flash Drive – 1

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly Fee
$25 Class Supply Fee
$5 Planner Fee

Summer Reading Book:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (copyright 1963)
6th Grade
3-inch Binder – 1
Plastic Pocket Folder with Holes for binder – 1
6 tab Dividers – 1 pack
Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper – 6 packs
Composition Black Marble Notebooks (No Wire; 100 Sheets) – 3
Pencils/Mechanical Pencils – Paper Mate only – 24 count
Zippered Pencil Pouch – 1
Highlighters – 2
Colored Pencils – 1 box
Markers – 1 box
Kleenex – 1
Hand Sanitizer – 1 Bottle
Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 6
Pencil Sharpener with Shavings Case
Computer Paper – 1 ream
Colored Pens
Chair Sox – 2 packs of 4
USB Flash Drive – 1

$14 Science and Social Studies Weekly Fee
$25 Class Supply Fee
$5 Planner Fee

Summer Reading Book:
The Giver by Lois Lowry

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jobsAbbeville Christian Academy, located in Abbeville, AL, is accepting resumes for various positions available for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Interested candidates should submit your letter of interest and your resume to Melanie Carlisle, Headmaster at melanie.carlisle@acagenerals.org or mail to Abbeville Christian Academy; P.O. Box 9; Abbeville, AL 36310. Positions available include: Secondary English/Science, Elementary, Custodian, Bus Driver, Library/Media, and Technology.