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Ada Connection – Mar 28, 2018

A Note From Principal Brower

Happy Easter

May you enjoy living in the Truth. Have a wonderful break!

"He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead." - Matthew 28:6 NLT

Lion King Jr. – A Roaring Success

Lion King Jr CastOur 8th graders delivered a wonderful performance. It was a stunning show, absolutely remarkable!

A huge thank you also to Mrs. VanNoord and Coach DK for pulling our 8th graders together for phenomenally excellent performances.

This Week

Moms In Prayer

There will be no Moms in Prayer this week due to Spring Break but please join us Thursday, Apr 12 when we will be praying for 6th grade. God is good. One who is virtuous, excellent and upright.

"You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes." – 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

ACS Annual Society Meeting

Last evening we enjoyed our annual society meeting with many members of the ACS Society.  It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss and celebrate another year of Ada Christian School’s faculty, staff and parents partnered in equipping students for service in God’s world.

Here is a follow-up of the Annual Society Meeting and the items that passed. 

Author Visit From Ken Kraegel

Kenneth Kraegel
Author Ken Kraegel did an amazing job speaking with our elementary students this morning. He shared his books as well as his process for writing and illustrating.

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

Dear Parents,

It is time to re-enroll your student(s) at ACS. Please check your email for more specific enrollment information.

We ask that you complete the online re-enrollment form by Friday, Apr 20. To complete the enrollment form, log into PowerSchool and click on Ecollect Forms in the navigation menu. For specific username information please check your email. 

There is a Tuition & Grants section on the form.

  • The first TUITION amount you see is the calculation for the “Requested” or “Full Cost”  amount of tuition.
  • In the GRANT section, thanks to the generous, ongoing support of our ACS Education Foundation, you will be notified of the maximum grant amount you may accept towards your tuition.
    • The grants are available for all families needing tuition assistance. There is no application process needed to qualify for this grant.
    • Tax deductible receipts will be sent for any amount of the grant not claimed towards your tuition total. (Thank you!)
    • For families needing additional tuition assistance, you may complete an online application through FACTS, by May 7. Qualifying families will be notified of the assistance amounts in June and adjustments to your tuition total will be made at that time.
    • If you have any questions about this section, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Brower ().

We have worked hard to ensure our online enrollment process will go well for our families; however, we realize you may have questions during this process. If you have questions or difficulties completing the online enrollment form, please contact our administrative assistant, Dani Buchanan () and she will be happy to help.

Thank you for choosing Ada Christian School as your partner in education.

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

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 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)