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Ada Connection – Oct 18, 2017

Action Needed

ACS Board Nominations

Our current school year is well underway. Thank you for your partnership in this adventure of growing and learning together in Christ. It is time for the ACS School to turn their eyes to the 2018-19 school year and preparations are already underway for the annual meeting scheduled for Mar 27, 2018. Reports will be given, the budget will be presented and we will have an opportunity to elect new board members.

If you would like to submit your name or the name of another ACS parent in nomination for the board please , Board Secretary.

OE Project Volunteers Needed

This week Thursday through Saturday, Mr. Boerkoel and Mr. Hoo will be working on a bunch of OE projects. They are looking for parent and student helpers.

When: Oct 19, 20 & 21 from 9:00am-12:00pm.


  • Construction of compost area, garden fence & raised bed boxes
  • Moving logs to log cabin area
  • Finishing fieldstone foundation for log cabin
  • Goat and chicken care
  • Construction of a fire pit in the Native American area
  • Burning of waste wood, bonfire, cider & donuts

Contact: Mr. Hoo (616.250.0089, )

ACS Career Opportunity

Ada Christian School is seeking a Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement furthers our school mission as a motivated self-starter who implements initiatives on behalf of both Ada Christian School and the Ada Christian School Education Foundation.

Are you interested? Do you know somebody who may be a great fit for this position?

Check out the details and apply today. Be sure to share them with others who may be interested.

Now You Know

Foundation Dinner – Nov 07

Jason Hanson
We’re looking forward to hearing from our guest speaker, Jason Hanson.  Jason retired in 2012 from the Detroit Lions after completing one of the most historical careers in NFL history, spanning 21 seasons as one of the league’s most productive kickers. Another highlight of this year’s dinner is the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Paul and Rosemary Heule, long-time ACS and ACS Education Foundation supporters!

Parents, grandparents and friends of ACS are encouraged to come to this enjoyable event at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on Nov 07We offer table sponsorships (tables of eight) and individual tickets. 

Want more details? Contact Dan Day (616.676.1289 ext. 104, )

School Wide Service Project

We are assembling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a world-wide service project that provides children with a gift of essential and fun items that often is the only present they ever receive. These children also hear the Gospel and learn about God’s love for them. Wolverine Worldwide is providing all the shoe boxes that students will be assembling and we need your help in collecting the items that will go inside. A letter is coming home in a few weeks with all the details.

We will be selling cider & donuts on Nov 01, 02, & 03 after school. Donuts are $1 and cider is 25 cents. Thank you to the Vander Heides of VanderMill Cider for donating both donuts and cider. This will help pay for the delivery of the boxes as well as the volunteers who distribute the gifts and the good news of our Lord. We are excited to have each of our students assemble a shoe box with their buddies, write a letter, and pray for the child who receives their box this Christmas.

Book Fair Success

Book Fair Clifford
Thank you for your wonderful support at this year's Book Fair. We raised needed funds for the library. Enjoy your new reads!

Moms In Prayer – Oct 26

God is Compassionate. One who is caring, loving and empathetic. Next week we are praying specifically for 3rd grade.

"Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humiity, gentleness, and patience." - Colossians 3:12

Come join us on this journey when you can. We meet weekly on Thursdays, 8:00-9:00am, in the ACS office back conference room. 

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

MENistry – Now Meeting On Fridays

Come join other dads in room 504 from 8:00-9:00am every Friday 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 are welcome!

PTO Happenings

School Parties

Join ACS Families for two parties:

Wednesday, Oct 18 from 1:00-3:00pm at Heidi's Farm Stand - 11999 Cascade Rd Lowell

The corn maze is $5 for adults and $3.50 for kids. 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. Or simply come to enjoy the beautiful fall weather with friends and let you kiddos play on the giant slide and run around for free!

Friday, Oct 20 from 1:00-2:30pm at GR Gymnastics, cost is $5.

1601 Galbraith Ave SE, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546,

No need to sign up for either party!

Questions? Contact Holly Karasinski (616.901.8882, )

ACS Bazaar

Join us on Friday, Nov 10 from 5:00-8:00pm for the 1st annual Ada Christian PTO Bazaar! Look forward to a fun evening of mingling with friends & shopping all the great products from our wide variety of vendors. It's the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping!

Spread the word & invite your friends, family, & neighbors. There will be a raffle for giveaways & extra raffle tickets are given for every guest you bring! Leave the kids at home & enjoy an evening out! 10% of the sales from the evening will be donated to the ACS PTO.

Volunteer Opportunities

Don't be shy, we need you.

Carnival: We are still looking for one volunteer to co-chair the Carnival. While the planning will begin near the end of this year, the event will take place next school year.

Bus Driver Appreciation Event: We are still looking for one volunteer to co-chair the Bus Driver Appreciation Event scheduled for Feb 16.

Is God calling you to one of these volunteer opportunities? If you want to volunteer or have questions, please email (). Thank you!

Cookbooks For Sale

Get your cookbook now! The ACS PTO is selling cookbooks with yummy recipes that were submitted by ACS families! Each cookbook is $12.00 and would make a great gift for yourself or someone else.

These will be available for purchase at the counter in the office through Oct 31. If you would like to purchase one or more, please write a check or use cash and put it in the envelope marked "Cookbook Sales". Let's get cooking!

ACS Athletics

PurePlay Signups

Basketball signups and information are available online. 

Calendar Reminders

Oct 18-20  No School

Oct 27  No Forest Hills Bus Transportation (PM)

Nov 07 – Foundation Dinner

Nov 21 – 1st trimester ends

Nov 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

Requested Announcements

Dyslexia Correction Seminar

Dyslexia Correction Foundation an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be Corrected. Most students are inappropriately diagnosed as ADD. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct 19 at 6:30pm at 4120 Chicago DR. Suite #4; Grandville. All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register, please call 616.534.1385. For more information please visit or to take the online assessment.

Michigan Women's Foundation

Michigan Women’s Foundation has an exciting STEM opportunity for girls in grades 6th-8th at Van Andel Education Institute on Oct 28 from 8:45am-12:00pm. University of Life prepares middle school girls for success in high school, college, career, and community. Register today!