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Ada Connection – Oct 14, 2015

A Note From Principal Brower

Dear ACS Parents

Why is your youngest ACS student going home with an envelope and postcards today?

Please watch this video (less than 2 minutes long!).

If 95% of our families complete and return the postcards by this Friday, Mrs. DeKoster and I will work from the roof for a day. In addition to a postcard for you, we have included two more — hoping you may invite grandparents to partner with us!

Returned grandparent postcards count as “extra credit” towards the 95% participation goal.

Reaching new heights together!
Principal Brower

Action Needed

Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 15 – 5:30-8:30pm
Oct 20 – 4:30-7:30pm

Elementary families have a scheduled conference times (88 KB PDF) with their homeroom teacher.

Parents of students in middle school will have the opportunity to visit with each of their student’s teachers in the commons. No sign up is necessary for Middle School.

Conferences with our “Specials” Teachers

Mr. Wanner (K-8 Art) and Mrs. Van Noord (5-8 band/choir) will be here both nights.

Oct 15 only: Mrs. VandenBosch (K-4 Music), Mrs. Kladder (5-8 Orchestra) and Ms. Prins (5-8 P.E.)

Oct 20 only: Mrs. DeKleine (K-4 P.E.) and Mrs. Boerman (K-8 Library/Media)

Neither night: Mrs. Weaver (3-8 Spanish) will miss both nights due to a scheduled surgery and recovery time. You are welcome to contact her via email ().

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found tables are located near the kitchen and music rooms at ACS. The items on the tables will be cleared off on Wednesday, Oct 21. While you are here for parent teacher conferences please check the tables for any of your child’s missing items.

Be at the Fair or Be Square

The Scholastic Book Fair will be returning to ACS on Tuesday afternoon, Oct 20 from 4:30-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to load up on books before the break. Following the Teacher’s Convention, the Book Fair will run Monday through Friday October 26-30 (7:40-4:00pm). Watch for a flyer coming home with your child.

PTO Happenings

PTO Volunteer Page

Ready to volunteer?

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 2nd Grade as we remember that God is Wise.

Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

Questions? Contact Laura Cawley (425.9728, )

School Parties

Join ACS Families for two parties:

Wednesday Oct 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
Heidi's Farm Stand Corn Maze, 11999 Cascade Rd Lowell.
Cost: Adults $5, kids (3-15) $3.50. Bring extra money if you want to enjoy a donut and cider or buy a pumpkin!! Tell them you are from Ada Christian to get the group rate!

Friday Oct 23 from 1:00-2:30pm
GR Gymnastics. 1601 Galbraith Ave SE, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, Cost: $5.

No need to sign up for either party!
Questions? Email Amberly Hoyer ()

Calendar Reminders

Oct 15&20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 21-23 – No School – Teacher's Convention
Oct 26-30 – Book Fair
Nov 6 – No Forest Hills Bus Transportation (PM)
Nov 10 – Picture retake day
Nov 23 – Foundation Dinner
Nov 25-27 – No school – Thanksgiving Break

ACS Athletics

Pure Play (PK-4th grade)

Soccer Saturday! This is the final week! Girls at 9:00am; Boys at 10:00am

Running Club
Final Cross Country Meet Wednesday Oct 14 at 3:30pm

1st-4th Boys sign up deadline is Nov 6
1st-4th Girls sign up deadline is Dec 11

Y5/K Boys and Girls--sign up will begin in November

Wildcats Athletics (Grades 5-8)

Winter Basketball start dates are listed below. Within the next 2 weeks you will receive an email introducing your son/daughters basketball coach and listing practice days and times.

5th & 6th Grade – Begin the week of Monday, November 9
7th & 8th Grade – Begin the week of Monday, November 30

Sports Physical Forms: If your son/daughter is playing winter basketball sports physical forms must be turned in before the first day of practice.