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Ada Connection – Sept 26, 2018

A Note From Principal Brower

Don't Let This Opportunity Disappear

Dear Parents,

Join us for A Magical Night of Wonder and Inspiration For Our Kids 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! (Hurry - before they disappear!)

Share this event with others! (link to FB Event).

Buckets Of Fun

Woodchip Trails
Our amazing student caretakers are helping to care for the trail that encircles our beautiful 37-acre classroom. Many hands are making light work while offering buckets of fun.

Action Needed

Hot Lunch

The Oct menu is here!

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? Contact Shelly VanGoor (, 616.325.3461)

Egg Carton Return

Got Yolk Cartons
Help us reuse & recycle. If you have purchased eggs from ACS you can return the cartons to the office. Thank you for your help.  

This Week

Moms In Prayer

God is our inheritance. He is our birthright, heritage, legacy, and our portion. This week we are praying specifically for our “specials” teachers.

"My Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine." - Psalm 16:5

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

Box Top Collection

Last year you helped raise nearly $900 for PTO by turning in your Box Tops. Thank you!
For the next several weeks through 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.

Outdoor Family Photo Contest

Creation Mountain

Our first "Outdoor Fun Photo Contest" is here!

We want to know what you're doin' out there with your family.

How to enter: Post a picture of your family or your kid(s) doing something outdoors to Facebook and tag @Ada Christian School. A hike, running the dunes, looking under a log, in a tree...whatever!

Mr. Hoo and Miss Leah will select the winning entry. The selected winner will receive a free $20 punch card and another free $20 punch card for a random drawing entry.

Winners will be announced on Facebook and in next month's issue of WHATCHA DOIN' OUT THERE?

Digi Know?

Gaming Addiction is becoming more and more real. Recently, the World Health Organization has started talking about gaming addiction having similar impacts as substance abuse. Have your kids pressured you about Fortnite? Is gaming addiction real?

Our friends at Protect Young Eyes provide some balanced information about the signs of gaming addiction that you can use to assess your own children.

Classes With Sensei Rick

Rick Mirandette is excited to return to ACS again this year to work with kids interested in the martial arts. This year he will focus on "BYOB training (be your own bodyguard) along with Tang Soo Do rank promotion materials".

Several ACS families have worked with Rick for many years and they need a few more to join, in hopes of having him come to ACS on Mondays again this year.

Need more information? Interested in joining? Contact Rick (, 616.889.5933)

PTO Happenings

Fall Fundraiser

New prizes this year!

Check out the cool coupons at the bottom of your prize poster. For every 5 or so items sold your child may come in and choose their very own Zoo Crew Collectible with lanyard. The best part - they can earn the very first one with just 3 items sold!

Bring those coupons in to a special box near Sharon before or after school and she will show you the Pet Store where they are waiting just for you! Come on in to adopt yours!

Get an early jump on holiday shopping and share this link with friends and family. Our school code is: z-15425.

support our school fundraiser!

Our PTO Fall Fundraiser provides the resources to power our programs and events all year long, in addition, it provides teacher and classroom support. We will close up shop on Oct 12 and tally the totals for some cool prizes like pizza and ice cream parties, and even a drawing to be the ACS Principal for half a day!

We could use some volunteer help with a few things - if this sounds like something you'd enjoy, sign up to volunteer!

PTO Information

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

ACS Athletics

PurePlay

Fall soccer – Sept 22 – Girls @ 9:00am, Boys @ 10:15am

Running club starts today from 3:00- 4:15pm – Sept 26, Oct 03, 10. Email Coach DK to sign up ().

Want more details? Visit the PurePlay website.

Baseball practice: Jeff Stafford will be hosting AC "BP".  This is an opportunity for boys to develop their baseball skills.Batting, pitching, fielding and throwing will all be covered. There is no charge. 

Calendar Reminders

Sept 28 – No Forest Hills Transportation (AM)

Oct 18 & 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

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