Ada Connection – Mar 18, 2020
A Note From The Principal
A Moment of Reflection
After weighing the pros and cons of each ride, my best friend, Julie (on the left), and I climbed aboard the tallest, spinning-est, wildest ride we could find. The entire beast had arms that rotated around and around and each car attached to the spinning arms also rotated around and around. I had never been on a ride with so many moving pieces before and could barely contain my excitement as I buckled up for the adventure of my life!
It was an adventure all right! After the first couple spins, I knew I never wanted to strap myself into anything like it ever again. Even after exiting the contraption, my head continued to spin and my brain felt wonky! The ground looked rather tilted and, even though I had my eyes on a target, I was a little wobbly getting to my mark. My friend and I looped our arms around one another and took one step at a time together. It took a little time for my equilibrium to return and for all to seem normal again - but it did!
Last Thursday night around 11:00pm when Governor Whitmer mandated the closing of all K-12 schools, that old but never forgotten feeling of strapping myself into a spinning contraption returned. Everything tilted a bit. I am so thankful we can virtually loop our arms around our colleagues, parents, students, and friends as we experience this COVID-19 ride together. There are many moving pieces! And, I know it may feel like things are a bit wobbly, but I also know that we WILL see normal again.
Aren’t you thankful we serve the Creator of all things -- the One who holds the whole world in his hands? His Holy Word encourages us when it says, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
Missing you all!
A Special and Big Thank You
For those who have purchased a weekly egg share eggs are ready for pick-up in the barn. Please note that next week is the last week of eggs for this 10 week cycle.
Now You Know
It's a beautiful day in Michigan. Spring is on it's way! We all have a happy, healthy opportunity to get outdoors with our kids and soak up the goodness of our Creator's wonder!
Yes, you are welcome to come as a family and wander the beautiful property at ACS. It's YOUR property.
Here are a few ideas:
Owl Hunt - There are 15 owls hiding along the 2.5 miles of trails. This won't be easy:) but they are all within eyesight from the trail. If you find one....take it with you. Mr. Hoo will reward you with a prize - Native arrowhead, flute or flint/steel firestarter.
Maple Syrup - The Sugar Shack in the woods will be boiling sap every other day (until the sap stops flowing) until Spring Break. There are buckets in the Sugar Shack if your family wants to collect sap and put in the storage tank behind the Sugar Shack. Go for it!
Treasure in the woods 2 - On this week of St. Paddies day the mysterious "Limerick Phantom" has left clues to a treasure.
The native village has the first clue
In the Iroquois dwelling it waits for you
A star will lead
That's all you'll need
And off you'll go to clue number two
Goats - Frannie, Beau, Raindance, Joy......all due to have kids in the next 3 weeks. The goatcam is up in running again. Check it out once in a while to see if there are any new, adorable residents at ACS.......or pay them a visit. They love the love!
Trails - By the end of next week I'll be putting piles of wood chips at different parts of our trails.....with a wheelbarrow and pitchfork by each pile. We would love to have you come on out and spread some chips to help maintain our/YOUR beautiful trails. No need to let anyone know when you might come.....spur of the moment is just fine:)
Backyard adventures - Hope you're having these with your kids!
COVID-19 Social Story
Looking for something to help talk with your kids about Coronavirus? This Social Story may help.
At this time we are continuing to keep this program open. However, due to the limited school hours and building access, we are requesting that all Scrip orders be placed as ScripNow verses the Plastic cards until a regular school schedule resumes.
Thank you for your understanding of this.
Internet companies are offering ways to help. Here are a few details.
Ada Christian School, along with the Kent ISD, has decided NOT to change the dates of our originally planned Spring Break. Spring Break 2020 will remain Apr 03-10.
PTO and COVID-19
Staff Appreciation Week
Mother Son Event
Year-End Teacher's Gifts
Our ACS Walk-a-thon is an important fundraising event for our PTO as it is our only one for the year. As of now we are still planning to hold the Walk-a-thon in early May. Keep an eye out for details in upcoming editions of the Ada Connection as we closely monitor the situation.