Ada Connection – Jan 29, 2020
Moms In Prayer
We’re praying for 5th graders and their teachers this Thursday. God is able; one who has sufficient ability and resources
"May we know that You are able to make all grace abound to us, so that in all things at all times, having all that we need, we will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8
We’re a group of Moms (aunts/grandmas) passionate about lifting up our kids and ACS faculty and staff in prayer. We meet every Thursday morning at 8:00-9:00am, in the orchestra room (through the Commons and straight past the kitchen). Younger siblings are always welcome! Come join us for the journey when you can.
Need more information? Contact Kelly Stafford (616.304.2963, ten.tsacmoc@droffats-kj)
Come join other ACS dads on Wednesdays at 8:00am as we go through C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters. We meet in the orchestra room.
Now You Know
Feb Hot Lunch Menu
Our Feb Hot Lunch Menu is now available. Please review this with your child.
Mother Son Event presented by MENistry
Friday, Mar 13 6:00-9:00pm
Moms, please sign up for the annual mother-son event and come prepared to have a blast with your son as you roller skate, bowl, and play laser tag at Roll Away in Lowell.
Online registration opens next week.
Box Tops – Scan Your Receipts
The Box Tops for Education program has changed the way we can earn cash for our school. Over the summer, participating brands began to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. There is a new user-friendly Box Tops mobile app; please be sure to download. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. Our goal as a school is $1000/year and we are currently at $430.
To help with the transition, here are a few helpful tips (182 KB PDF):
- Both paper and digital Box Tops can be submitted. (You can even “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.)
- The expiration for paper Box Tops are printed on the Box Top itself.
- Digital Box Tops must be scanned WITHIN14 DAYS of the date on your receipt.
- Drop your receipts off at the office and we will scan them for you! Please place your receipts in the plastic receipt bin.
- Box Top will honor any receipt where participating products are sold.
Thanks for helping our school get what it needs! If you have any questions please reach out to Shelly Harmon.
GRASP – Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs
Forms can be downloaded or can 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 14.
If you intend to send your child to kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please call the office at 616.676.1289 or email Sharon DeJong at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your child’s first, middle and last name, address, email address, parents name, phone number as well as your child’s 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 Tuesday, Mar 10 at 7:00pm for parents only. On Thursday, Apr 16, plan on having your child visit for one hour. If your child turns 5 after Jun 01, 2020, he/she will need to be tested on Thursday, Apr 23. 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 gro.naitsirhcada@retsokedj.
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:
- 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.
Daddy Daughter Dance – Feb 07
Tickets are $30/couple or $40/family.
Jasmine’s closet is back again this year!
Please feel free to donate any gently used dresses and/or shoes. There is a rack set up in the back of the office.
Also, anyone is free to take a dress for the dance!
School Party – Cannonsburg
Thanks to all who came out on Monday to slide down the big snowy hill in a bouncy oversized inner tube! It was so fun to watch the kids roar in laughter as they went down in big groups, little groups, and some sweethearts just kicking back on their own watching the sky go by in a whirl above them. After a few rebuffs from our children, we even had a Mama-group hit the hill for a few runs. And plenty of parents stayed warm in the lodge visiting while their kids adventured in the snow. If you couldn’t make it this year, put a little note in your calendar for next year, the more the merrier!
PS – One small casualty, a pair of black and red champion gloves were left behind. Since it was just our crew, I picked them up and put them in our lost and found to hopefully save someone a trip hauling it out there for a pair of gloves.
Thanks to all for coming.
1st-4th basketball continues this week with practice and games.
Y5/K basketball 9:00-10:00am. Make up date: Feb 15
Co-ed Child-Parent volleyball clinic Mar 14, 9:00am-noon.
Feb 07 - Daddy/Daughter Dance
Feb 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30pm
Feb 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30pm
Feb 28 - Winter Break - No School
Mar 02 - Winter Break - No School