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Ada Connection - Feb 06, 2019

This Week

Lost & Found 

The lost will be in the front lobby on Fri, Feb 08. What is left at the end of the day will be boxed away. You can always check the lost and found which is located by the kitchen/music rooms.

MENistry 

MENistry is a coffee group for dads who want to get to know more about themselves and the Bible. Join us on Fridays from 8:00-9:00am.

Moms In Prayer – Praying For 5th Grade

Praying for 5th graders and their teachers. God is omniscent: Having infinite knowledge; knowing all things.

"Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." - Matthew 10:30-31

Come join us for the journey when you can. We meet every Thursday morning 8:00-9:00am, in the ACS office back conference room. 

Need more information? Contact Kelly Stafford (616.304.2963, ).

Now You Know

Parent Teacher Conferences – Feb 14 & 21

The Feb 14 and Feb 21 schedule for elementary is available to download. Parents of students in middle school will have the opportunity to visit with each of their student’s teachers in the commons. No sign up is necessary for Middle School. Feb 14 the teachers will be available from 4:30-7:30pm and Feb 21 from 4:30-7:30pm.

2019-2020 Calendar

Aug 26 – First Day (Half Day)

Aug 30-Sept 02 – No School (Labor Day)

Sept 30 – No School (In-Service Day)

Oct 23-25 – No School (Teacher’s Convention)

Nov 27-29 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Dec 23-Jan 03 – No School (Christmas Break)

Jan 27 – No School (In-Service Day)

Feb 28-Mar 02 – No School (Winter Break)

Apr 02-10 – No School (Spring Break)

May 01 – GrandFriends (Half Day)

May 04 – No School (In-Service Day)

Jun 04 – 8th Grade Graduation

Jun 05 – Last Day (Half Day)

Hot Lunch – Feb Menu

Review the Feb menu with your student(s).

Questions? Contact Shelly VanGoor, ().

GRASP - Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs

Forms are available for download or may 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 15.

Action Needed

2019-2020 Preschool Registration

We are happy to announce that ACS Preschool Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. We are asking you to do two things:

Kindergarten Intentions

Partner with us! If you intend to send your child to kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please call the office at 616.676.1289 or email Sharon DeJong at . We need your child’s first, middle and last name as well as their 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 Tues, Mar 12 at 7:00pm for parents only. On Thur, Apr 11, plan on having your child visit for one hour. If your child turns 5 after June 01, 2019, he/she will need to be tested on Thur Apr 18.  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 .

PTO Happenings

Mother Son Event

Come join us for a fun night battling it out in a game of laser tag, archery tag and other games with your son(s). Of course, snacks are provided, too. Check out EventBrite to sign up SignUpGenius to secure your spots AND https://www.battlegr.com to sign the waiver to play, as well to see what fun we'll be having. Cost is $20/couple and $30/family. Deadline to sign up is Fri, Feb 22.

PTO Information

Looking for our calendar, information about upcoming events or opportunities to serve?  Check out our updated website.

ACS Athletics

PurePlay

Basketball is underway with practices and games.

Co-ed child/parent volleyball clinic Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am-12:00pm.

Calendar Reminders

Feb 14 & 21 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 15 - No Forest Hills PM transportation

Feb 22 & 25 - No School - Winter Break

Mar 21 & 22 - Dessert Theatre

Mar 26 - Annual Society Meeting