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Ada Connection – Mar 07, 2018

A Note From Principal Brower

Sharing Our Talents 

Cascade ConcertOn Thursday, Mar 01 the ACS 8th grade band was invited to visit Cascade Christian Church for soup and sandwich lunch and to give them a concert. Abigail, Kristin, Luke and Warner loved the food and thought the people were super nice. Abigail noticed that people were smiling and they said that this meant a lot to them that ACS students shared their faith. Kristin thought the food and the people were amazing. Luke and Warner thought the people were so welcoming and it felt like home.

The Cascade Church Family had so many nice things to say to us, it was a blessing to be invited to spend time with other believers! 

This Week

Moms In Prayer

This week we will be praying for 3rd grade. God is generous. One who bestows abundant blessings and provision; one who is liberal in giving.

"A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water." – Proverbs 11:25

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 at 8:00am 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

Lion King Jr. – Tickets Available 

ACS 8th grade presents: The Lion King Jr. Dessert Theatre has been an important part of our school for many years. It is a wonderful community event and we hope that you can join us. Come for one or both nights, Mar 22 and Mar 23 at 7:00pm.

Purchase tickets and join us for the fun!

March Is Reading Month – Author Visits

Our month-long reading celebration activities are being introduced in the library to the Kindergarten through 4th grade students.

Author Glenys Nellist returned to Ada Christian as a part of March is Reading Month. She read from three of her new books and shared about the writing process with our students.

On Mar 28 local author Kenneth Kraegel is visiting to speak to Kindergarten-3rd grade students. Watch the book trailer for his most recent book Green Pants. Green Pants is available to order as well as Ken's other titles. All books will be autographed by Kenneth Kraegel, please place your order by Mar 23.

Reminder: Mar 28 will be green (pants) day. Be sure to set out green clothes for your K-4th grader to wear on the last day of school before Spring Break. 

Calvin 5K Spring Classic

Would you like a chance to promote Ada Christian School at a local race, get some exercise, and have the chance to win some great prizes? Sign up for the Calvin 5K Spring Classic School Challenge on Apr 28.

One student from each of the top five schools with the most participants will win a $350 gift certificate to Village Bike. The school with the most participants will win a $250. Participation in the 5K run, 5K walk or kids' fun run all count toward Ada Christian's participation. Tell your friends, family and neighbors. Anyone who registers under Ada Christian will be added to our team. Once you sign up, send an email to Anna Ter Beek at let her know you signed up. There will be a weekly drawing every Wednesday between now and race day to win a $5 gift card to Gazelle Sports. The earlier you sign up, the more chances you have to win!

Sign up today.

Henry Kraay Run

Last years bike winner Henry Kraay, along with Mr. Alphenaar from Aspen Investment Management.

Action Needed

Peanut Butter And Pretzel Drive

Help support Kids Food Basket this spring by bringing in creamy peanut butter and snack size pretzels that can be used in trail mix. Collection will take place Mar 12-16. Your donation can make a big different to a child in need!

2018 -2019 Kindergarten Orientation

Come to kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, Mar 13 from 7:00-8:00pm in the commons. This is for parents only. During this time you will sign up your future kindergartener for visiting. Visitation times are Thursday, Apr 12 at 8:30-9:30am, 10:00–11:00am, or 12:00–1:00pm.  

Testing must be done if your child turns 5 after June 01, 2018. The time for that is Thursday, Apr 19 from 8:30–9:30am or 9:45-10:45am. If you are not able to come to the orientation night, please stop in the office before Mar 13 and sign up your child to visit and pick up a folder with papers that need to be filled out and return on Apr 12.

PTO Happenings

Mother Son Thank You

Thanks to all who came out for the Mother/Son event! Special thanks to the Helweg family (Altus Adventures) for creating fun team challenges & activities. Thank you also to Glenn VanOtteren for beautifully capturing all the amazing moments!

Check out the fun!

Shoes To Fill

The ACS PTO would love to have you join our executive board team. We are currently looking for a Vice President and Secretary to serve next school year (2018-2019). If you are interested please submit your name and a little about yourself to ;Please submit by Mar 09.

So you’d like to get more involved in the school PTO, but you’re not sure you’re ready to take the lead role? Our vice president position has your name written all over it! You’ll learn behind-the-scenes intel and be part of decision making on important issues throughout the year. You’ll help the president get things done—kind of like a superhero’s sidekick, but without the silly costume. Read more about the job description to see if it's the right fit. 

Be honest—you’re the one in your friend group who filled out every page in your child’s baby the right time, no less. If you’re the kind of person who documents everything, from your toddler’s first steps to how far you jogged yesterday, we have the perfect role for you. You’ll get to put your stellar record keeping skills and attention to detail to good use as our PTO secretary. Read the job description and decide if it's a good fit. 

All School PTO Meeting

Have you ever been curious about what the PTO does, how to get more involved in the PTO or why we even have a PTO? Well here is your chance to get those questions answered plus more. The PTO will be hosting an all school PTO meeting on Monday, April 09 at 6:30pm. All school just means that all ACS parents are invited. We hope to see you there!

ACS Athletics


Volleyball for all! Co-ed Child/Parent Volleyball. Saturday, Mar 10, 9:00am-12:00pm 

Spring soccer sign ups have begun too.

Softball skills session: Mar 15 5:00-6:30pm. To sign up email Coach DK ()

Calendar Reminders

Mar 22 & 23 – Dessert Theater

Mar 27 – Annual Society Meeting in Commons

Mar 28 – All school Chapel at 8:15

Mar 29 - Apr 06 – No School - Spring Break

Apr 09 – School Resumes

Apr 26 – Fine Arts Night

2018-2019 Calendar

Aug 23 – First Day (Half 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 08 – ACS Education Foundation Dinner

Nov 21-23 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Dec 24-Jan 04 – No School (Christmas Break)

Jan 28 – No School (In-Service Day)

Feb 22 & 25 – No School (Winter Break)

Mar 28-Apr 05 – No School (Spring Break)

May 03 – GrandFriends (Half Day)

May 06 – No School (In-Service Day)

Jun 06 – 8th Grade Graduation

Jun 07 – Last Day (Half Day)