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Ada Connection – Mar 21, 2018

A Note From Principal Brower

Chess Club Winners

Chess Club Winners 2018Last Saturday our chess club attended the Holland Chess Tournament. Once again Ada Christian students came out on top. Andrew Yeh went 5-0 to take 1st place in the 6th - 12th grade section. Ford Erickson took 4th and Logan Hedlund took 3rd in the 3rd - 5th section. Congratulations!

This Week

Lion King Jr. – Mar 22 & 23 

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. Dessert starts at 6:00pm.

Tickets for the show are available for purchase at the door. The show starts at 7:00pm.

Moms In Prayer

This week we will be praying for 5th grade. God is glorious. One having or deserving glory; famous, beauty, splendor, magnificent.

"I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith." – Ephesians 3:16-17a

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

Easter Chapel

Please join us on Wednesday, Mar 28 at 8:15am. Our 1st and 2nd grade teams will be leading us in worship.

Spring Break Plans

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 their teachers several days in advance. Parents 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.

March Is Reading Month

Today seven storytellers from Grand Rapids Christian High School shared tales with our kindergarten – 3rd grade classes. Half of our students listened in the library while the other half met in the music room. The tellers were dramatic and funny. We are so thankful for their addition to our March is Reading Month celebrations.

Coming up…

Friday, Mar 23 is Elephant and Piggie Day. Everyone in the elementary school is encouraged to wear pink and gray.

Our final assembly for March is Reading month will be a great sent off into Spring Vacation. 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.

Action Needed

2018-2019 Enrollment

It is almost time to re-enroll your students for the 18-19 school year! On Wednesday, Mar 28 you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to re-enroll. We will also include re-enrollment information in next week's Ada Connection. 

Plan to Attend: ACS Annual Society Meeting – Mar 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

The time is fast approaching for our Annual Society Meeting. This annual meeting is where the members of the Ada Christian School Society (parents of children in grades K-8) gather to formally vote to approve the school’s budget and tuition for the 2018-1019 school year and to elect new members to the Board.

We’ll also take time to distribute Staff Service awards and to hear reports from the Principal, the Education Foundation, and the Board.

Begin reviewing the information now

Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th – Save the date.

Outdoor Education Spring Cleanup

Please Help Mr. HooMr. Hoo needs your help! Spring is in the air and there is much work to be done in our outdoor spaces.

Have time to spare? Volunteer to help Mr. Hoo ready our outdoor education spaces. 

PTO Happenings

Staff Appreciation Week – Apr 16-20

It is that wonderful time of the year in which all of the ACS parents have the privilege of showing our appreciation to the outstanding ACS staff. Not only are they an important part of our children's lives, but they also have a huge impact on our future! Staff includes all the teachers, support staff, specials teachers, administration, janitorial, and bus drivers!

On behalf of all the ACS parents, the PTO has made arrangements to bless the staff with a little treats throughout the week in their staff lounge including a luncheon. You can help us shower our staff and teachers with special notes/cards made by you and your children. Our teachers and staff will treasure your and your children’s words of appreciation. You can also focus your prayers on specific ACS staff. A list of staff members can be found in the ACS directory. Thank you in advance for your support.

During this week covering our teachers recess duty has always been a much welcomed act of appreciation. Elementary and Middle school spots are available. To do this we need 33 volunteers. Available? Sign up to help.

Dear Loving Father,
We thank you for the women and men You have called to work in education. Please continue to bless their hearts with Your love, joy, and peace. Fill their minds with Your faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Please use the parents of ACS to sprinkle extra love and appreciation in their life during staff appreciation week. 

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, Apr 09 at 6:30pm. All school just means that all ACS parents are invited. We hope to see you there!

ACS Athletics

PurePlay Spring Sign Ups

Spring soccer sign ups deadline this Friday, Mar 23.

Track and Field, Wednesdays, Apr 18 - May 16, 3:00-4:15pm.
Tennis, Tuesdays, May 01, 08, 15 & 22, 3:00-4:30pm. Cost is $10.00
To sign up email Coach DK (). For more details visit the PurePlay webpage.

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)