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Ada Connection – Oct 17, 2018

Action Needed

Ski Club

Our ski club will be held on Tuesdays in Jan and Feb after school until 8:00pm. We will make arrangements to carpool to Cannonsburg if needed, but you will need to pick up your child at the end of the evening. If you have younger children who are not old enough to be by themselves you will need to be there throughout the evening either skiing or in the lodge.

  • 6 years old and under get their lift tickets free.
  • Deadline is Wed, Nov 28. After that time you will need to go through Cannonsburg.
  • All the prices are on the registration form. Checks should be payable to "Cannonsburg Ski Area" and sent to the ACS office with the form.
  • Sign up now for your ski passes and save money – 50% off the regular price.
  • Card holders may use their passes anytime, any day during the 2018-2019 ski season, including weekends.

Questions? Ask Katie Kuiper (616.485.1888, ).

Hot Lunch Volunteers

We desperately need more lunch volunteers and have reduced the time commitment to better fit parent schedules. What a wonderful way to connect with others and see what your children are eating! Hot lunch volunteers are needed from 11:15am-12:45pm.

Available? Find a day that works for you.

Contact Shelly VanGoor with questions (, 616.325.3461).

This Week

Book Fair – Oct 15-19

The book fair is in full swing. We are open everyday from 7:30am-3:30pm. Stop on in!


8:00am every Friday. MENistry is a coffee group for dads who want to get to know more about themselves and the Bible.

Moms In Prayer

Praying for 3rd graders and their teachers: God is the King of Glory: One who is powerful; one deserving great honor and praise.

"They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom and will declare Your might, informing all people of Your mighty acts, and of the glorious splendor of Your kingdom." - Psalm 145:11-12

Come join us for the journey when you can. We meet every Thursday morning 8:00-9:00am, in the ACS office back conference room. 

Need more information? Contact Kelly Stafford (616.304.2963, ).

Now You Know

Parent Teacher Conferences – Oct 18 & 23

Please review the Oct 18 and Oct 23 schedule for elementary conferences. 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. Oct 18 the teachers will be available from 5:30-8:30pm and Oct 23 from 4:30-7:30pm. Mary Kladder (5-8 Orchestra) will be here this week only. Kaylee Vruwink (K-4 Music) will be here next week only.

Whatcha Doin' Out There?

Preschool Chickens
The Oct installment of Whatcha Doin Out There? is here. Find out what each grade is growing and see the winners of the OE photo challenge.

Box Top Collection

Only 2 more days to turn in your Box Tops! They are due by end of the day this Fri, Oct 19 Please have your kids empty your drawers and search your cupboards for any and all Box Tops at home. We will not be sending home collection sheets this year. Please place your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag; you may include your Bonus Box Tops with single Box Tops. Here are a few reminders:

  • Please cut out labels on the dotted line.
  • Please do not submit Box Tops with an expiration date before Nov 01, 2018. 
  • If the expiration date is cut off of the Box Top it cannot be submitted. 
  • Box Tops are to be turned in at the office. 
  • Students turning in 25 or more Box Tops will receive a candy reward.

Education Foundation Dinner – Nov 08

Foundation Dinner 2018
Dear Parents,

Join us for A Magical Night of Wonder and Inspiration featuring John Michael Hinton as our guest speaker. With a goal of spreading God’s incredible gospel, he uses the power of illusion, storytelling, and humor to motivate and inspire.  Another highlight of this year’s dinner is the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Ray and Jeannine Lanning, long-time ACS and ACS Education Foundation supporters. 

Parents, grandparents and friends of ACS are encouraged to join us at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on Nov 08. We offer table sponsorships (tables of eight) and individual tickets. 

This year our students will be able to experience the illusion, storytelling, and humor through a special assembly with John Michael Hinton. This will occur during the day on Nov 08 at school. We are thrilled to be able to share this with them. 

Don't wait to let us know you can join us! Sponsorship and tickets are available now!

Share this event with others! 

PTO Happenings

Parent Teacher Conference Help

Feeding 50 people is quite a task; please help! Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thur, Oct 18 and Tues, Oct 23. The teachers will be having two home cooked fall menus and it would be very much appreciated if you would sign up to bring some of the ingredients. The food will need to be at the school no later than 3:00pm on Wed, Oct 17 and 3:00pm on Mon, Oct 22. Thank you in advance for all your help!

- Kim Laufer and Sarah Barron

School Party – Oct 24

Join ACS Families for a party over Fall Break:

Wed, Oct 24 from 1:00-3:00pm
Heidi's Farm Stand 
11999 Cascade Rd, Lowell 

Corn Maze: Adults $5, kids (3-13) $3.50. Hayride: $2 Enjoy a doughnut and cider, both for just $1.25! 

Tell them you are from Ada Christian to get the group rate. Bring extra money if you want to buy a pumpkin or farm fresh fruit and vegetables! No need to sign up.

Questions?  Contact Holly Karasinski at ;or 901-8882

Fall Fundraiser

Thank you so very much to all, the Fall Fundraiser was a smashing success! We've been busy all week tallying up the numbers to make sure that we have them just right before announcing the winners of the pizza and ice cream parties. Stay tuned to find out the results in next week's Ada Connection. Here's a little hint to keep you on your toes in the meantime - the Preschool did such an amazing job this year that we decided to give them their very own Preschool Popsicle Party!
We are truly grateful for your support, thank you.

PTO Information

Looking for our calendar, information about upcoming events or opportunities to serve?  Check out our updated website.

ACS Athletics


We've had a great fall season of Soccer and Running Club.

Running Club 18 – PurePlay

Basketball signups are here!



Want more details? Visit the PurePlay website.

Calendar Reminders

Oct 18 & 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct 24-26 – No School (Teacher’s Convention)

Nov 08 - Foundation Dinner

Nov 20 - All School Chapel

Nov 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30 - Report cards go home

Requested Announcements

Forest Hills Central Pom & Dance Clinic

Sat, Nov 03 for grades K through 6th. Early registration $35 by Oct 17, late registration deadline is Oct 24 for $40. Information sheets are available in the ACS office.