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Ada Connection – Feb 17, 2016

Action Needed

Parent Teacher Conferences – Feb 18, 4:30-7:30pm

Elementary Parents have a scheduled conference (93 KB PDF) with their homeroom teacher.
Middle School Parents will have the opportunity to visit with each of their student’s teachers in the commons. No sign up is necessary for Middle School.

Specials Teachers available for conferences on Feb 18 include

  • Mrs. Boerman (K-8 Library/Media)
  • Mrs. VandenBosch (K-4 Music) 
  • Mrs. Van Noord (5-8 band/choir/8th Homeroom)
  • Mrs. Weaver (3-8 Spanish)
  • Mr. Wanner (K-8 Art)

Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

We are looking forward to showing appreciation to our fabulous ACS bus drivers by hosting a breakfast on Feb 26, and are in need of some breakfast items. If you can help, please sign up. All breakfast items need to be in the ACS kitchen by 8:00am on Feb 26. Thank you!!

ACS MENistry

Come join other dads on Fridays at 8:00am in the office as we explore our call to be faithful men of Christ. All ACS dads welcome!

Questions? Contact Andy Anderson (616.325.6116).

GRASP – forms due Mar 04

Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs are available for ACS students. GRASP is an optional summer correspondence education program for grades K-8, which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation. Forms are due (105 KB PDF) to the ACS office by Mar 04.

PTO Happenings

School Party: Ski and Snowboard

Feb 22 at Cannonsburg (6800 Cannonsburg Rd. Belmont) for Skiing or Snowboarding. Signups for the reduced price are over now, but you may still go to Cannonsburg and ski at their regular prices.

Questions? Contact Amberly Hoyer ().

Moms in Prayer

Please join us Thursday 8:00-9:00am in the office conference room as we pray for our children, their teachers and the ACS community. This week we will be praying specifically for 1st grade and we remember that God is the King of Glory.  

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name forever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you. They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

–Psalm 145:1-12

Questions? Contact Laura Cawley (616.425.9728, ).

Keep the Box Tops Coming, but Campbells Labels for Ed Canceled

Please keep saving Box Tops for ACS, but ACS is no longer collecting Labels for Education. The company has discontinued this program. We will have another BoxTop drive in the fall of 2016.    

Calendar Reminders

Feb 18 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 19 & 22 – No School (Winter Break)
Mar  29 – Annual ACS Society Meeting
Mar 31-Apr 8 – No School (Spring Break)

Next Year: 2016-2017 Calendar Highlights

Aug 24 – First Day of School (dismissed at 11:30am)
Sep 02-05 – Labor Day Weekend
Sep 26 – No School (Professional Development)
Oct 19-21 – No School (CEA Convention)
Nov 23-25 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 21-Jan 02 – No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 03 – School Resumes
Jan 23 – No School (Professional Development)
Feb 17-20 – No School (Winter Break)
Mar 30-Apr 07 – No School (Spring Break)
May 05 – Grandfriends Day (dismissed at 11:30am)
May 08 – No School (Professional Development)
May 29 – No School (Memorial Day)
Jun 07 – Last Day of School (dismissed at 11:30am)

ACS Athletics

PurePlay (PK-4th grade)

Registrations are open for Spring Sports – Sign up now or view details

Wildcats Athletics (grades 5-8)  

Spring sport registration is now closed. You will receive information regarding spring sports as we near the beginning of the spring season. Information will also be posted on the ACS Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Carly Prins ().

Requested Announcements

Green Wagon Farms

Green Wagon Farms, founded by ACS grad, Chad Anderson, is offering the opportunity to have fresh vegetables and herbs from June–October. For more information visit or stop by school and pick up an information flyer.

Mirandettes Martial Arts

Mirandettes Martial Arts: This Karate program meets on Mondays after school from 3:20-4:20pm.  We have ongoing enrollment so you can join in anytime. Sign-up forms are available at each session. Cost is $59.00 per month. This program offers kids athletic fitness, discipline and self-defense skills that build confidence.

NOTE: Next week’s class will be on Thursday, Feb 25.