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Ada Connection – Jan 18, 2017

This Week

Moms In Prayer - God Is Pure

This week we will be praying specifically for Building and Transportation Staff. God is pure.

"Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure." 1 John 3:2-3

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, ).

MENistry

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.

Now You Know

AmazonSmile

ACS is now registered with AmazonSmile!  The same shopping experience as Amazon with the added benefit of giving to ACS when you select Ada Christian School Society as your designated charity.  For every qualified purchase, AmazonSmile Foundation donates .5% to ACS. Shop AmazonSmile and begin donating now!

Curious? Some additional information may help.

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: 3:00-6:00pm; Pizza dinner included.

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

Register now!

Looking Ahead

Some of you have been asking about the school schedule for next year.  The Board just approved the following calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Feel free to start your plans for the coming year…we certainly are!

Aug 24 – First Day

Sept 01-04 – Labor Day Weekend

Sept 25 – No School - Staff Professional Development Day

Oct 18-20 – No School - Fall Teacher’s Convention

Nov 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

Dec 22 – Christmas Break Begins

Jan 08 – School Resumes

Jan 29 – No School - Staff Professional Development Day

Feb 23-26 – Winter Break

Mar 29 – Spring Break Begins

Apr 09 – School Resumes

May 04 – GrandFriends Day

May 07 – No School - Staff Professional Development Day

May 28 – Memorial Day

June 08 – Last Day

Action Needed

Kindergarten Intentions 

If you intend to send your child to kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, please call the office at 616.676.1289 or email Sharon DeJong (). 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 14 at 7:00pm for parents only.  On Apr 13, plan on having your child visit for one hour. If your child’s turns 5 after June 01, 2017, he/she will need to be tested on Apr 20. Sign up sheets will be at the orientation or in the office.

Preschool Registration Now Open

Preschool registration has officially opened for 2017-2018. We look forward to "Faith. Strong. Beginnings" with your preschool student.

Register for Preschool 2017-2018.

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

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

Box Top Drive - Through Feb 03

Thank you to all the students and parents who participated in our October Box Top drive. You raised $676.00 for our school! For the next two weeks, through Feb 03, please have your kids empty your drawers and search your cupboards for any and all Box Tops at home. Collection sheets will be sent home with your child on Thursday, Feb 19, and can be returned to the office for a prize! Additional sheets can be picked up in the office. Please remember to send all bonus Box Tops separate from the collection sheet.

School Tubing Party At Cannonsburg

School tubing party at Cannonsburg, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE Belmont on Monday, Jan 23 at 1:00pm.

The deadline for the group discount has ended. If you are still interested in attending, you must purchase tickets from Cannonsburg.

Questions? Contact Dawn Raymond ().

Bus Driver Appreciation

The Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast will be Thursday, Feb 09.  We could use one more egg dish to complete the menu. Sign up to volunteer if you are able to help. Thank you!

We could also use a person or two to set up and clean up. If you are interested please email Sara Tamminga ().

Parent Teacher Conferences

To support our teachers during this long work day, we would like to provide them with dinner. We could use your help.

Sign up to bring food if you are able.

Direct Your Dollars

Direct Your Dollars
Want an easy way to earn money for our school? Simply save your Forest Hills Foods and D&W receipts! Through a new program called Direct Your Dollars, Ada Christian School will receive a $1,000 check for every $150,000 we collect in receipts. This money will go directly toward providing a yearbook for each student in May 2017. Please start saving your receipts from Forest Hills Foods and D&W and encourage friends and family to do the same. Place your original receipts in the marked box in the ACS office.

Thank you to all who have been participating. We have reached $25,000 of the needed $150,000! We're well on our way. Ask your neighbors, grandparents and friends to save their receipts, too!

Questions? Please contact Kristen Yeh ().

Let's Dance Under The Sea

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017The 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, Feb 03 from 7:00-9:00pm 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. The last day to order tickets is Wednesday, Jan 25. Tickets will not be available after this. Purchase tickets online or pay by check in the main office at school. 

We will be handing out corsages at the door! 

Calendar Reminders

Jan 19, 20 – No PM Forest Hills transportation

Jan 23  – No School - In-service day

Feb 16 & 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 17 & 20 - Winter Break

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.