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Ada Connection – Jan 24, 2018

This Week

Moms In Prayer

This week we will be praying specifically for Classroom/Education Support Staff. God is everlasting. One who is eternal; the same yesterday, today and forever.

"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." -Psalm 139:23-24

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, ).


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

Winter Olympics Are Coming To ACS

Olympics Medals
Every four years ACS joins with our nation and countries around the world in celebrating the Winter Olympics. This year the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The ACS Winter Olympics will take place on school grounds (only one event will be outside) from Monday, Feb 05 to Thursday, Feb 09. Closing ceremonies will be held on Friday, Feb 09 in the South Gym. Students in grades 1 through 8 will be on a team which will participate in 2 events each day. Floor Hockey, speed skating, curling, biathlon, bobsled and luge, are just some of the events that will take place.

Parent Volunteers – The True Olympians

We will need 28 parent volunteers to help each day of the ACS Winter Olympics Feb 05-Feb 09. We need 14 parent volunteers to help with 5th through 8th grade events from 11:45am-1:15pm and another 14 parent volunteers to help with 1st through 4th grade events from 1:00-2:30pm.

Please sign-up and Bruce Uekert will be in touch with you.

Do You Want To Play With Legos? WeDo!

Do you like to build things with your imagination? In this club, students will learn how to build and program characters and models using the Lego WeDo program. Participants will have the opportunity to make things and then make things happen using software that teaches how to program commands that allow our creations to move, stop, and produce sounds.

Complete the sign-up form online. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan 26.

2018-2019 Calendar

Aug 23 – First ½ Day

Aug 31-Sept 03 – No School Labor Day

Sept 24 – No School In-Service Day

Oct 24-26 – No School - Teacher’s Convention

Nov. 21-23 – No School - Thanksgiving Break

Dec 24-Jan 04 – No School - Christmas Break

Jan 28 – No School - In-Service

Feb 22 & 25 – No School - Winter Break

Mar 28-Apr 05 – No School - Spring Break

May 03 – GrandFriends ½ Day

May 06 – No School In-Service

June 06 – 8th Grade Graduation

June 07 – Last ½ Day

Helpful Information From CSI

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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.

Action Needed

Exploratory Parent Volunteers Needed

We are still looking for several volunteers for our MS Exploratory Week Jan 30-Feb 02. See what opportunities are available and how you can help!  

Volunteer times are from 8:50-10:40am, 10:55am-12:45pm, 10:55am-3:00pm, and 1:10-3:00pm.

Sign up here!

Kindergarten Intentions

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, ) 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.

PTO Happenings

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).

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! We need a few people to make egg dishes.

Interested in serving? See how you can help.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter 2018 Flyer Are you ready to “Dance like Animals”? Our 4th annual dance is being held on Friday, Feb 02 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are on sale online or in the office. Couples tickets for $30 and family tickets for $40. Looking forward to a fabulous night of jungle fun!

Amazing Adventure – Mother Son Event

Come join us on Friday, Mar 02 and be ready for an Amazing Adventure designed to test your wits with team challenges, "Survivor" type puzzles, and creative games! 

Tickets are on sale online or in the office. Couples tickets for $20 and family tickets for $30. Registration deadline Feb 22.

ACS Athletics


Volleyball for all! Co-ed Child/Parent Volleyball. Saturday, March 10, 9-12:00 Deadline to sign up: Feb 21.

Spring soccer sign ups have begun too.

Calendar Reminders

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

Requested Announcements

CSI Marketing Manager

Christian Schools International is seeking a qualified candidate for a full time position to serve as Marketing Manager to implement and maintain marketing strategies to meet its organizational objectives. This person will be responsible for effective management of the marketing, advertising, and promotional activities of the organization. Please see the CSI website ( for job details and contact information. Deadline for applications is Feb 02.