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Ada Connection – September 21, 2016

A Note From Principal Brower

Meals For The Rauch Family 

The Rauch family has several kids at ACS and Teresa, the mom, has been diagnosed with ALS. Outside of coveting your prayers, the family could really use meals. We would love to provide them with two meals a week. The meal would need to feed 5-6 people. No allergies.

Sign up to make a meal and see what others are bringing. Meals may be delivered to the office and Brian Rauch will pick them up after school. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Anderson ().

Calling the Classroom

To help us keep classrooms as free from distractions and interruptions as possible, we are asking students to come to the office at an appropriate time to pick up lunches, practice clothes, computers, instruments, assignments, and other forgotten items without an announcement being made in the classroom.

Parents – if you are making a delivery, please tell your students you will be leaving the items in the office rather than delivering them personally or having them called to the office. 

Now You Know

Bus Changes On Sept 29 & 30

Our Middle School students will be out and about serving others in our broader community next week Thursday and Friday.  Please hold them in your prayers! Our ACS buses will be needed to facilitate the work they will be doing. We will be able to do the morning run on both of these days, but the PM run is cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding!

This Week

Service Opportunity

Come help our service team welcome a Congolese refugee family scheduled to arrive on Wednesday night, Sept 21 at 11:00pm. The more people, the better! 

Willing to welcome? Please contact Jill Anderson, Lauri Hanenburg, Amy Leonard, Tricia Nelson or Melissa VanderLeek. Be sure to check with one of us before heading to the airport to see that their schedule hasn't changed. 

PTO Happenings

Volunteers Needed

As you all know it takes volunteers to keep the PTO productive. We are still seeking 2 co-chairs for Grand Friends Day. If you are interested please contact Dawn Raymond (616.238.6606, ).

A special thank Katie McNinch, Jenny Brower, and Ashley Eilers for joining the ACS carnival committee!

All School Party At Robinette's Apple Haus

Meet your Ada Christian school friends at Robinette's Apple Haus, 3142 4 Mile Rd NE Grand Rapids at 10:00am on Monday Sept 26 for a fun Fall day. Activities include: corn maze, pillow jumping, and apple picking.

Spirit Shop Orders

Thank you for visiting our Spirit Shop at the back to school picnic! Most items have been delivered, but we are still waiting on the embroidered headbands and jackets, which should be arriving this week.

Any apparel or gear you would like to see a part of our store? Let us know! If you have any questions about an order already placed, or you would like to place an order, contact Laura Kaminski (616.460.6109).

Moms In Prayer

All moms are invited to a welcome coffee on Thursday, Sept 22.  Please join us from 8:00-9:00am in the back conference room as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year!  This is an informal gathering to connect with new and old friends alike.  This is a great time to check out what Moms In Prayer is all about! Younger siblings are invited, too!

Questions? Contact Laura Cawley (616.425.9728, ).


A group of ACS dads who meet and dwell with the Word of God every Friday 8:00-9:00am in the back office conference room. This fall we will be going through the book of Ephesians. Coffee and donuts provided.

Calendar Reminders

Stay in the loop with the 2016-2017 ACS All School Calendar (3 MB PDF)

Sept 26 – No School (Inservice day)

Oct 07 – "Faith. Strong." Friday

Oct 13 – Parent teacher conferences

Oct 13 – Picture day

Oct 14 – Picture day

Oct 18 – Parent teacher conference

Oct 19 - 21 – No School (teacher's convention)

Oct 31 – No Forest Hills transportation (PM)

ACS Athletics


Soccer – 9:00am Boys; 10:15am Girls

Running Club – Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm