Ada Connection – Jan 10, 2018
A Note From Principal Brower
Happy New Year
Happy New Year and welcome back. We are looking forward to an amazing 2018. Thank you for your thoughtful gifts that my family and I enjoyed over break.
Geography Bee Winner
What comes first the chicken or the egg? At ACS it was the chicken and now we have eggs too! Our ladies are now happily producing.
Welcome Our New Families
Two new families started this week at ACS. Craig and Betsy Rybarczyk and their son Graham (2B). Also Sami and Laura Brake and their daughter Sophia (KP). We are excited to have them join ACS as our family continues to grow.
"Faith. Strong." Friday
It's that time again. All students, staff and parents are encouraged to wear their ACS gear to school this week Friday, Jan 12.
Moms In Prayer
Join us for a sweet time of New Year’s Fellowship this coming Thursday, Jan 11. Some groups have a Christmas fellowship time, we mix it up by having a New Year’s Fellowship time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the brand new year, and also to welcome you!
Every week, we concentrate on our constant and desperate need for more of his presence in our lives and those for whom we pray rather than for a “fix” for our circumstances. We’ll plead for more of his presence through the circumstances into which he’s placed us, and we’ll "forget not all his benefits.” (Psalm 103:1-2). Oh, and one more thing, you do not have to pray out loud, join in silent prayer if you’re more comfortable. God hears us all (Psalm 34:15).
If you can join us for prayer, we meet every Thursday morning 8:00-9:00am, in the ACS office back conference room. Younger siblings are always welcome! Need more information? Contact Kelly Stafford (616.304.2963, ten.tsacmoc@droffats-kj).
Come join other dads in room 504 on Fridays as we explore our call to be faithful men of Christ. We will be dwelling with the Word in the Book of Luke this semester. Coffee and donuts provided. All ACS dads welcome!
Now You Know
2018-2019 Preschool Registration Open
We are happy to announce that ACS Preschool Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. We are asking you to do two things:
- If you have a preschool school aged child, register now.
- Forward the registration information to any friends or family members who may be interested in our preschool program.
Meals For The Rauch Family
Red Wings For Reading
If you are a Red Wings fan and want to encourage reading in your home, check out the reading program Red Wings for Reading. When your child reads three books recommended for their grade level, they can submit an online entry form. Every student who participates will receive a Red Wings for Reading Fan Pack and will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Detroit Red Wings tickets to the Mar 31 game. The program ends Jan 31 and is open to Kindergarten-5th grade students.
Lost And Found
The lost and found table is located by the music room/kitchen. This Friday, Jan 12 the tables will be brought to the front of the school and items laid out. At the end of that day, the items that were not picked up will be boxed up. Please continue to check the lost and found by the music room throughout the month. Hopefully this will help with having an overload of lost items.
Helpful Information From CSI
On Dec 22, the US Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Beginning in 2018, changes to the law will now allow tax-advantaged college savings plans, known as 529s, to also cover up to $10,000 a year in K–12 public, private, and religious school expenses. These savings plans allow families to invest their after-tax money and, through compound interest, accrue earnings rapidly over time. Families pay no taxes on those interest earnings.
Additional features included in the Tax Cut and Job Act:
- Section 117(d): Tax-free tuition reductions for the children of teachers and other employees in our schools remain intact.
- Section 127(a): Tax-free benefits of up to $5,250 annually for educational assistance to employees are retained.
- Teacher tax deduction: Educators can still take the $250 deduction for expenses for classroom materials or professional development.
PK-1st Open House
Invite your friends to come explore the exciting opportunities available at Ada Christian School for their Preschool-1st grade students. Families will travel on a self-guided tour with fun stops along the way for them and their children.
If you intend to send your child to kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please call the office or email Sharon DeJong (616.676.1289, gro.naitsirhcada@gnojeds) We need your child’s first, middle and last name and birthdate for the list we are building. We would also like to know if you prefer 5-day or progressive kindergarten.
There will be a parent orientation on Tuesday, Mar 13 at 7:00pm for parents only. On Thursday, Apr 12, plan on having your child visit for one hour. If your child turns 5 after June 1, 2018, he/she will need to be tested on Thursday, Apr 19. Sign up sheets will be at the orientation or in the office.
Bus Driver Appreciation
On Feb 16, 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!
Interested in serving? See how you can help.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Mother Son Event
Save the date for Friday, Mar 02 and be ready for an Amazing Adventure designed to test your wits with team challenges, "Survivor" type puzzles, and creative games!
School Tubing Party – Jan 29
It's looking like a promising winter to head to Cannonsburg for our school party! Please join us for tubing at Cannonsburg on Monday, Jan 29 from 1:00-4:00pm (6800 Cannonsburg Road Belmont, MI 49306)
Tickets: $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available until Jan 26.
Ready to join the fun? A sign up sheet is available in the office, drop off a check payable to ACS PTO and complete the waiver form (one per person).
Y5/K basketball on Saturday 9:00-10:00am.
1st-4th basketball continues with weeknight practice and a Saturday clinic.
Advanced notice: Co-ed Child/Parent Volleyball Clinic March 10, 9:00-12:00pm. Signups available soon.
Parents of softball players: Please contact Coach DK about a possible softball club forming (gro.naitsirhcada@enielkeds)
Jan 12 – "Faith. Strong." Friday
Jan 15 – No Forest Hills transportation for AM and PM
Jan 25 – No Forest Hills transportation for PM
Jan 26 – No Forest Hills transportation for PM
Jan 29 – No School In-Service Day
Feb 02 – Daddy Daughter Dance
Feb 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 16 – No Forest Hills transportation for PM
Feb 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 23 & 26 – No School - Winter Break
Mar 02 – Mother Son Event
CLC Network Annua Auction
Looking for some mid-winter fun for an excellent cause? Bring your family and friends to the CLC Network (also known as Christian Learning Center) Auction on Saturday, Feb 03, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church (3500 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI). The dinner and silent auction start at 4:30pm, the live auction begins at 6:00pm. Bid on merchandise, gift certificates, activities, and much more! Your participation helps equip schools and congregations to glorify God through purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons with varied abilities. Learn more at clcnetwork.org.