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Ada Connection – Oct 25, 2017

This Week

Protecting Young Eyes

Parents, two years ago we invited Chris McKenna to speak with our families. Many attended and found his presentation to be beyond helpful. Parenting in this age of digital communication and media can be daunting. Children with technology at their fingertips before they have the emotional tools to navigate such tricky waters, benefit from parents being fully informed. Chris stays current in an ever changing digital world, and we would like to encourage as many parents as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.

Consider attending tonight from 6:30-8:00pm at Thornapple Covenant Church.

Moms In Prayer

God is Compassionate. One who is caring, loving and empathetic. This 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, ).


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!

Action Needed

Love ACS? Share A Review

Many prospective parents go to our ACS webpage and FaceBook page when searching for schools. 
Will you help us by writing a brief review of ACS on our Facebook page?

Facilities Assistant

ACS is seeking a part time Facilities Assistant to work with Mr. Jeff. This will be approximately 16 hours a week and will include Fridays and some Saturdays. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Julie DeKoster () for a more detailed job description and an application.

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.

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

Library Listening – Old iPads & iPods Needed

Mrs. Boerman has loaded a few old iPods with audio books for listening. Each iPod has a bar code with one book loaded onto it and can be checked out by students just like a book.

Help us load the library with audio books for our students by donating your old iPods and other listening devices. Bring your old nanos, shuffles, or any old technology to the library.

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.

PTO Happenings

Daddy Daughter Dance

Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb 02. There will be more details to follow.

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 27  No Forest Hills Bus Transportation (PM)

Nov 07 – Foundation Dinner

Nov 21 – 1st trimester ends

Nov 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

Requested Announcements

Celebrate Calm Parenting Seminar

Celebrate Calm Parenting Seminar: Kirk Martin will present practical ways to parent with love and calm. Wednesday, Nov 08 from 6:45-8:15pm at Cascade Fellowship CRC, 6655 Cascade Rd.

Free for parents, leaders, and teachers! Childcare is available if needed, please sign up on the website. Visit for more information.