Ada Connection – Feb 05, 2020
Moms In Prayer
We’re praying for 6th graders and their teachers this Thursday.
We’re a group of Moms (aunts/grandmas) passionate about lifting up our kids and ACS faculty and staff in prayer. We meet every Thursday morning at 8:00-9:00am, in the orchestra room (through the Commons and straight past the kitchen). Younger siblings are always welcome! Come join us for the journey when you can.
Need more information? Contact Kelly Stafford (616.304.2963, ten.tsacmoc@droffats-kj)
Come join other ACS dads on Wednesdays at 8:00am as we go through C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters. We meet in the orchestra room.
Now You Know
Mother Son Event
Friday, Mar 13 6:00-9:00pm
Moms – please sign up for the annual mother-son event and come prepared to have a blast with your son as you roller skate, bowl, and play laser tag at Roll Away in Lowell.
The online sign-up is through Eventbrite, a 3rd party vendor that charges a percentage per ticket. If you do not wish to pay the additional $2.24 for the online ticket, feel free to stop by the front office to register and pay for the event. Each individual signing up to attend requires their own individual sign up. Each person attending receives an amazing Mother-Son T-shirt, with the artwork created by an ACS student. This is an amazing deal! Roller skating, bowling, laser tag, and a t-shirt - all for just $10!
In order for us to make sure we order the appropriate t-shirt sizes, we need each mother and each son to sign up and purchase tickets individually. The online and in-person signup will be available up until noon Mar 12. We WILL accept last minute decisions – wrist bands can be purchased at the door on the night of the event. However, anyone that signs up after Mar 02 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt that fits, as our generous t-shirt donor needs a ten day advance notice for custom shirt sizes.
Volunteers needed! Dads, come support your wife and son at this great event and help us work the bowling alley and laser tag lines, pass out skates, and sell concessions. Sign up to volunteer.
Box Tops – Due Feb 14
The Box Tops for Education program has changed the way we can earn cash for our school. Over the summer, participating brands began to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. There is a new user-friendly Box Tops mobile app; please be sure to download. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. Our goal as a school is $1000/year and we are currently at $430.
To help with the transition, here are a few helpful tips (182 KB PDF):
- Both paper and digital Box Tops can be submitted. (You can even “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.)
- The expiration for paper Box Tops are printed on the Box Top itself.
- Digital Box Tops must be scanned WITHIN14 DAYS of the date on your receipt.
- Drop your receipts off at the office and we will scan them for you! Please place your receipts in the plastic receipt bin.
- Box Top will honor any receipt where participating products are sold.
Thanks for helping our school get what it needs! If you have any questions please reach out to Shelly Harmon.
GRASP – Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs
Forms can be downloaded or can be picked up in the ACS office. GRASP is an optional summer correspondence education program for grades K through 8, which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation. Forms are due Feb 14.
If you intend to send your child to kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please call the office at 616.676.1289 or email Sharon DeJong at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your child’s first, middle and last name, address, email address, parents name, phone number as well as your child’s birthdate for the list we are building.
We would also like to know if you prefer 5-day or Progressive Kindergarten. Parent preferences vary from year to year. To help us plan for staffing needs, we will cap the list for each option at 22 and then begin to build our 3rd class list. There is a chance that those on the 3rd list may be asked to alter their preference.
There will be a parent orientation on Tuesday, Mar 10 at 7:00pm for parents only. On Thursday, Apr 16, plan on having your child visit for one hour. If your child turns 5 after Jun 01, 2020, he/she will need to be tested on Thursday, Apr 23. Sign up sheets will be at the orientation or in the office.
For families enrolling their oldest child in kindergarten, another part of the enrollment process is a meeting with Melissa Brower, our principal. This meeting may happen any time before enrollment. If you would like to schedule that meeting, please contact Julie DeKoster at 616.676.1289 or gro.naitsirhcada@retsokedj.
Daddy Daughter Dance
What a beautifully enchanted evening!! The Commons was transformed into a magical castle with chandeliers hanging high above the ballroom floor, candelabras offering a soft glow and timeless roses kept carefully in glass adorning the tables. Most beautiful of all, however, were the precious daughters twirling and whirling and laughing as they danced with their fun Prince Charming Fathers and played with their friends.
Thank you to all the mothers who worked tirelessly for months in advance to create a fun evening for our fathers and daughters. Their thoughtful work created a lasting memory tucked in the hearts of everyone attending, and that is of immeasurable value for our girls.
A special thank you to our Chairs Liz Keilen, Rachel Gurk, Sheila Hemker, Kristen Gruennert and Kelly Honholt - as well as their amazing team of volunteers who pulled it all together flawlessly.
And of course, a very special thank you to the Dads who jumped in with both feet, smiling for picture after picture and dancing with enthusiasm...if not skill. We have the best Dads around!
Spring soccer signups are now open.
Co-ed Child-Parent volleyball clinic Mar 14, 9:00am-noon. Deadline: Feb 20.
Feb 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30pm
Feb 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30pm
Feb 28 - Winter Break - No School
Mar 02 - Winter Break - No School
Mar 10 - New Kindergarten Parent Information Night - Commons at 7:00pm
Mar 13 - No Forest Hills PM Transportation
Mar 26 & 27 - Dessert Theater
Mar 31 - Annual Society Meeting - Commons at 7:00