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Ada Connection – Dec 21, 2016

A Note From Principal Brower

Merry Christmas

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Now You Know

Drop-Off Safety Reminders

Now that the snow has fallen we need to be extra careful in the loop. PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that your kids exit on the curb side of the vehicle. Also, have your kids ready to exit the car as quickly and safely as possible. If you need to help your kids with their snow stuff, getting out of their seat, etc then it would be best to park in the lot. We need to keep the flow moving. Thanks for helping with this and keeping our kids safe.

Hot Lunch – Snow Day Policy

When Forest Hills Public School has a snow day, the hot lunch that was scheduled for that day will be served on the day we head back to school.

"Faith. Strong." Clubs

Lego WeDo Club

Does your child love to play with LEGO's? Do they like to build things with their imagination? In this club, students will learn how to build and program characters and models using the Lego WeDo program. This could be a great Christmas gift idea for your child.

Who: Students in grades 2-6
Where: ACS Computer Lab
When: 3:00-6:00 p.m., Pizza dinner included.

Level 1: Mondays, Jan 30 and Feb 06
Level 2: Thursdays, Feb 02 and 09

Sign-ups are now open and we can take up to 20 in each of the two sessions.

Maker Space

Maker Space
Do you like to make things? Do you like to be with your friends? In this club, you and your friends will be challenged to build things with stuff and with code. You will have the opportunity to make things and then make things happen.

Coaches: Mrs. Boerman, Mrs. Prins and Ms. Frens

Who: Students in grades 4-7

Where: Ada Christian School Library

When:  Wednesdays, Jan 18 and Feb 01, 3:00-6:00  (Pizza Included)

Fee: $60

Register online or fill out a paper form in the office. Checks payable to Lois Boerman. Club limited to first 20 participants. Registration ends Wednesday, Dec 21.

Need more information? Contact Mrs. Boerman or Ms. Frens ( ).

NOTE: The Maker Space Club is accepting donations of boxes of all sizes as well as wrapping paper / toilet paper cardboard cores and empty (clean) jars. We will also accept tissue paper. Please drop off all donations in the library. Thank you.

Moms In Prayer

The week after Christmas break we will have a New Year’s Celebration: Everyone invited! Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new year! This is an informal gathering to connect with new and old friends alike. This is a great time to keep that New Year’s resolution to make regular prayer a priority in your life and to check out what Moms Is Prayer is all about! Younger siblings are invited, too!

Please join us Thursdays at 8:00-9:00am in the office conference room as we pray for our children, their teachers and the ACS community.

Questions? Contact Laura Cawley (616.425.9728, ).


A group of ACS dads who meet and dwell with the Word of God every Friday 8:00-9:00am in the back office conference room. This fall we will be going through the book of Ephesians.

Action Needed

ACS Job Opportunity: Head Custodian

We are very excited for Mr. Bill and the adventures that await him in retirement. We are equally thankful for his many years of service to Ada Christian School. It is with mixed feelings that we post our need for a Head Custodian. It is our desire to have this person in place in early spring to give them the opportunity to shadow Mr. Bill for a period of time.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter, a resume' and the attached application to (). We have also linked a copy of the job description . Applications are due by Friday, Jan 13.

Preschool Registration

Preschool registration has officially opened for 2017-2018.  We look forward to "Faith. Strong. Beginnings" with your preschool student. Current families, and alumni families will have first preference through Jan 10, 2017.  

Register for preschool 2017-2018. 

Please feel free to contact the preschool with any questions ().

Bus Driver Appreciation

On Feb 09, ACS has the honor of showing appreciation to our bus drivers. It truly takes a village to care for our children and our bus drivers are a necessary part of this village. To make this event special for the bus drivers, we need your help! Check out the volunteer spot to see how you can help.

Serve Through Bus Driving 

We are in need of a driver. The hours are 6:30-8:00am and 2:45-4:15pm M - F. Training is required and will be provided.

Available? Please contact Bill Venneman or Julie DeKoster (616.676.1289). Kids LOVE their bus drivers and we would love to welcome a new driver to our family!

PTO Happenings

A Merry Christmas

To all ACS volunteers, staff, parents, and students Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing you the Love, Peace & Happiness that the true meaning of Christmas brings. May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy now and throughout the coming year.



Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017 We will be handing out corsages at the door! The PTO cordially invites you to our 3rd Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance 2017. Our theme is “Let’s Dance under the Sea”. Join us on Friday, February 3th from 7:00-9:00 pm for a memorable evening of music, dessert and activities. This event is for preK – 8th grade and we welcome grandpas, uncles and special friends!! The cost is $30 per couple with a $40 family maximum. Purchase tickets online or pay by check in the main office at school. 

Donate Your Used Newspapers

Have extra or used newspapers? Donate them to PTO to make decorations at the Daddy Daughter Dance. There will be a box in the lobby for your used newspaper donations.  

Calendar Reminders

Dec 21 - Jan 02 – Christmas Break

Jan 03 – Back to school

Jan 16 – No AM & PM Forest Hills transportation

Jan 19, 20 – No PM Forest Hills transportation

Jan 23  – No School - In-service day

Requested Announcements

CLC Dinner And Silent Auction

Come out to support the Christian Learning Center with a dinner and silent auction beginning at 4:30pm on Jan 28 at Calvary CRC. Your bids will help ensure that churches and schools can receive and support the gifts of persons with disabilities. View the flyer (3 MB PDF) for more details.