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Ada Connection – Mar 16, 2016

Action Needed

Spring Break – Leaving early? Coming back late?

If you are planning to leave early for and/or coming back late from spring break with your family please notify the office and the teachers several days in advance. The parent must call or email, not the student. The teachers are not required to prepare assignments or school work in advance for students to take on vacation. Your child’s elementary teacher will hold assignments for him/her and give them to the student when you return. For middle school, it is the student’s responsibility to ask the teachers what work needs to be made up following the absence.

Good Friday Chapel

Our All School Good Friday Chapel is Mar 25 at 8:15am, led by our 7th and 8th grade students.

ACS Annual Society Meeting – Tuesday, Mar 29

An important envelope should have arrived in your mailbox today or certainly by tomorrow. It contains important information about the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, Mar 29.

You will note that we will be honoring 13 staff members for their years of service - did you know that Mr. Bill has been serving ACS for 40 years! We have 3 teachers that have been blessing our children for 35 years. Be sure to check out the whole list. We are sure that you will want to be here to thank them with us. If you are unable to attend please be sure to use the Absentee Ballot at the end of the packet.

Lost and Found – Check it soon, or some things might be forever lost!

The Lost and Found tables will be cleared off on Wed, Mar 30. Please claim any lost items soon.

This Week

Moms in Prayer

Please join us Thursday 8:00-9:00am in the office conference room as we pray for our children, their teachers and the ACS community. This week we will be praying specifically for 5th grade and we remember that God is my teacher.  

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse. Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. –Psalm 25:1-6

Questions? Contact Laura Cawley (616.425.9728, )

ACS MENistry

Come join other dads on Friday mornings at 8:00am in the rear conference room of the office as we explore our call to be faithful men of Christ. We are dwelling with the Word in the Book of James, with noted author Francis Chan leading our discussion with his short video series.  All ACS dads welcome! Questions? Contact Andy Anderson (616.325.6116).

Calendar Reminders

Mar 25 – Good Friday Chapel (8:15am in North Gym)
Mar 29 – Annual ACS Society Meeting
Mar 30 – Lost and Found Emptied
Mar 31-Apr 8 – No School (Spring Break)
Apr 11 – School resumes at 8:00am
Apr 28 – Fine Arts Night

A look at 2016-2017 Calendar Highlights

Aug 24 – First day of school (dismissed at 11:30am)
Sep 02-05 – Labor Day Weekend
Sep 26 – No School (Professional Development)
Oct 19-21 – No School (CEA Convention)
Nov 23-25 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 21-Jan 02 – No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 03 – School Resumes
Jan 23 – No School (Professional Development)
Feb 17-20 – No School (Winter Break)
Mar 30-Apr 07 – No School (Spring Break)
May 05 – Grandfriends Day (dismissed at 11:30am)
May 08 – No School (Professional Development)
May 29 – No School (Memorial Day)
Jun 07 – Last Day of School (dismissed at 11:30am)

ACS Athletics

PurePlay (PK-4th grade)

Final day for Soccer registration is this Fri, Mar 18. More coaches are needed for all levels. You may choose your practice time and location!  Contact Coach DK to volunteer.

Wildcats Athletics

7th Girls BB
Our 7th grade girls basketball team worked very, very hard this season. They ended the regular season strong and were ready for the end of season tournament. While in tournament play, the girls played some very tough teams but they found ways to beat all of them. They made it to the Cager Classic Championship game and faced an undefeated team. The girls did not let that bother them. The game was very close and with seconds left, Claire Cassiday hit both of her free throws to win the game, 38-37. Congratulations to our 7th grade girls basketball team on their Cager Classic Championship! Great season, girls!

7th Boys BB
Our 7th grade boys basketball team had an excellent regular season. The boys played extremely hard throughout their season. They went 7-1 and headed into the tournament a top seeded team. They unfortunately fell short to a very strong team but they clinched the regular season. Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team on being the league champions! Great season, boys!

8th Girls BB Team
Our 8th grade girls basketball team worked extremely hard this season. They had a much better season than they had last year and they went into the end of the season tournament playing great basketball. They advanced to the semi-finals but fell short. However, they battled in the 3rd place game to win 36-27. Congratulations to our 8th grade girls basketball team on their 3rd place finish in the end of season tournament! Great season, girls!

Congratulations to our 8th grade boys basketball team on working very hard this season! They played some very tough teams but continued to work and improve throughout the season. The boys won the first game of the postseason tournament! They were unfortunately defeated in the second round but played well. Great season, boys!

Requested Announcements

Help the Esther School

The Wolters Family will be traveling to the Esther School in Nyangwena, Zambia this spring break. The staff there has recently asked if they would be able to bring some medical supplies with them. As we live our vision to educate the whole child; mind, body and soul in Christian community what better opportunity could there be than to support the Wolter’s as they in turn offer support to the staff of The Esther School.

Some specific requests: CPR masks, Epi pens, scabies cream, baby aspirin, ace bandages and other first aid supplies - band aids, Neosporin, splints, etc. They have also asked for flea and tick medicine for the school dog! If you would like more information about the Esther School visit

Green Wagon Farm

Green Wagon Farm founded by ACS grad, Chad Anderson, is offering the opportunity to have fresh vegetables and herbs from June – Oct. For more information visit or stop by school and pick up an information flyer.