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A weekly newsletter that tries to provide an overview what's happening throughout the whole ACS family.

Ada Connection – 05.11.22

A Note From The Principal

  • Centered On Christ

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Dress Code
  • Farm Market
  • Library Winding Down
  • Parents Night Out
  • Hot Lunch Menu
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Employment Opportunities

PTO Happenings

  • Walk-a-thon – Forms Due Today
  • Mother Son Event – May 13

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

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Ada Connection – 05.04.22

Note From The Principal

  • Grand Friend's Days
  • Planning for Fall

This Week

  • Grand Friend's Day - May 06
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Grand Friends Day - Parking Attendants Needed
  • Farm Market
  • Library Winding Down
  • Parents Night Out - May 20
  • Whatcha Doin' Out There!?
  • Hot Lunch Menu
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Employment Opportunities

PTO Happenings

  • Walk-a-thon
  • Mother Son Event - May 13

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

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Ada Connection – April 27, 2022

A Note From The Principal

  • Amazing Artwork

This Week

  • Fine Arts Night – Thursday, Apr 28
  • Grounds Clean-up Day - Apr 30
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Hot Lunch Menu
  • Grand Friend's Day - Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Employment Opportunities

PTO Happenings

  • Walk-a-thon
  • Mother Son Event - May 13

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

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Ada Christian School – Apr 20, 2022

A Note From the Principal

  • A Night to Remember
  • Welcome Baby Reidsma

This Week

  • "Faith. Strong." Friday - Apr 22
  • Lost & Found
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Grand Friends Day - May 06
  • Summer Covenant Care
  • Let MI Kids Learn
  • Grounds Clean Up Day - Apr 30
  • Prayer Walk
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Employment Opportunities

Action Needed

  • 2022-2023 Enrollment - Due Friday, Apr 22

PTO Happenings

  • Daddy Daughter Dance - Apr 22
  • Mother Son Event - May 13

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

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Ada Connection – 04.13.22

A Note From the Principal

  • Holy Week

This Week

  • Good Friday Chapel
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Elementary Spring Concert
  • Unicycle Club
  • Summer Covenant Care
  • Let MI Kids Learn
  • Earth Day Volunteers
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Grounds Clean-up Day - Date Change (Apr 30)
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Grand Friend's Day - May 06

Action Needed

  • 2022-2023 Enrollment - Due Apr 22

PTO Happenings

  • Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Mother Son Event

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

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Ada Connection – 03.30.22

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Ada Connection – Mar 23, 2022

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Ada Connection – Mar 16, 2022

A Note From The Principal

This Week

Now You Know

Action Needed

PTO Happenings

ACS Athletics

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

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Ada Connection – Mar 09, 2022

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Ada Connection – Mar 02, 2022

A Note From The Principal

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Pick-up Procedures - Important 

This Week

  • "Faith. Strong." Friday - Mar 04
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • March is Reading Month
  • Spring Book Fair
  • Belated Thank You
  • Mar Hot Lunch Menu
  • Michigan Art Education Association Finalists
  • Grand Friend's Day - May 06

Action Needed

  • Spring Program T-shirts
  • Summer Covenant Care Interest
  • Employment Opportunities

PTO Happenings

  • Staff Appreciation Week - Mar 14-18
  • Save the Date

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ah

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Ada Connection – 02.23.22

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Ada Connection – 02.16.22

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Ada Connection – Feb 09, 2022

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Ada Connection – Feb 02, 2022

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Ada Connection – 01.26.21

A Note From The Principal

  • What is Your Theme?

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • The Winter Olympics Are Coming to ACS!
  • GRASP
  • KIDS-TRIP Credits
  • You're Invited: ACS S.E.E.D. Market - Fri, Jan 28

Action Needed

  • Parent Teacher Conferences – Feb & 24
  • Parking Lot Safety
  • Exploratory Items
  • Employment Opportunities

Looking Ahead

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – 01.19.22

A Note From the Principal

  • Professional Development Reflection

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Winter Olympics Are Coming
  • Preschool Registration
  • GRASP
  • You're Invited: ACS SEED Market
  • Faith Strong LEGO League Programming

Action Needed

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 
  • Employment Opportunities

Looking Ahead

  • 2022-2023 Calendar

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – 01.12.22

A Note From the Principal

  • Happy New Year
  • A Note From Mrs. Casburn

This Week

  • Lost & Found
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Winter Olympics Coming to ACS!
  • Preschool Registration
  • GRASP
  • Whatcha Doin' Out There!?
  • Hot Lunch Menu
  • You're Invited: ACS S.E.E.D. Market - Fri, Jan 28
  • LEGO League Programming Club

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – 01.05.21

A Note From The Principal

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Ada Connection – 12.15.21

A Note From the Principal

  • Merry Christmas

This Week

  • Advent Walk
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Action Needed

  • Long-term Sub
  • Parking Lot Reminders

Now You Know

  • Snow Day Reminders
  • Chess Club
  • Annual Fund
  • 2021 Giving Statements
  • Dec Hot Lunch Menu

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – Dec 08, 2021

A Note From the Principal

  • Isaiah 9:6

This Week

  • Middle School Christmas Concert
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Action Needed

  • Parking Lot Reminders
  • Board Nomination

Now You Know

  • Snow Day Reminders
  • Updated Attendance Policy
  • Advent Walk at ACS
  • Chess Club
  • Annual Fund
  • 2021 Giving Statements
  • Dec Hot Lunch Menu

PTO Happenings

  • Christmas Gift for Specials Teachers
  • Staff Favorites

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – Dec 01, 2021

A Note From The Principal

  • Blanketed In Love, Assurance of Hope

This Week

  • "Faith. Strong." Friday
  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Chess Club
  • Middle School Christmas Concert
  • Annual Fund
  • 2021 Giving Statements
  • Whatcha Doin' Out There!? - Nov 2021
  • Kindergarten Exploration Night
  • Advent Walk at ACS
  • Dec Hot Lunch Menu

Action Needed

  • Report Cards
  • Parking Lot Safety
  • Christmas Shop
  • Board Nomination

PTO Happenings

  • Christmas Gifts for Specials Teachers
  • Staff Favorites

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – Nov 23, 2021

A Note From The Principal

  • Happy Thanksgiving

Now You Know

  • Kindergarten Exploration Night
  • Advent Walk at ACS
  • Dec Lunch Menu
  • Stuff-a-Bus

Action Needed

  • Board Nomination

PTO Happenings

  • Christmas Shop

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection, Nov 17, 2021

A Note From The Principal

  • Dots = Meals
  • A Warm Welcome

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Stuff-A-Bus
  • Spud Sale
  • November Hot Lunch
  • Ski Punch Pass

PTO Happenings

  • Christmas Shop

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay - Sign Up Deadline Nov 20

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – Nov 10, 2021

A Note From The Principal

  • Wonderful & Beautiful Handiwork

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Stuff-A-Bus for Degage Ministries – Nov 17-23
  • LEGO League
  • Lost & Found
  • Gather Give & Grow - Time to Plant
  • November Hot Lunch
  • Class Composite Orders
  • Ski Punch Pass

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

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Ada Connection – Nov 03, 2021

A Note From The Principal

  • A Promise Kept

This Week

  • "Faith. Strong." Friday
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Whatcha Doin' Out There!? - Oct
  • Lost & Found
  • November Hot Lunch
  • Class Composite Orders
  • Upcoming Opportunity
  • Ski Punch Pass

PTO Happenings

  • Christmas Shop

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

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Ada Connection – 05.11.22

A Note From The Principal

  • Centered On Christ

This Week

  • MENistry
  • Moms In Prayer

Now You Know

  • Dress Code
  • Farm Market
  • Library Winding Down
  • Parents Night Out
  • Hot Lunch Menu
  • Summer Camps & Tutoring
  • Employment Opportunities

PTO Happenings

  • Walk-a-thon – Forms Due Today
  • Mother Son Event – May 13

ACS Athletics

  • PurePlay

Calendar Reminders

Requested Announcements

Looking Ahead

A Note From The Principal

Centered On Christ

As I walked through the Commons a while ago, I was struck by the many banners that are hung in that space. Over the years, many themes have come and gone with great thought and care for that particular year. I hope lives have changed and our faith journeys have grown.

This particular theme/banner is the core of our mission and the work we do at Ada Christian.

Unfortunately, the longer something hangs in an area, the more it tends to blend into the wall and goes unnoticed. Thankfully, more and more people have been able to volunteer in our building and have noticed various items. 

I wonder if we take the time to look at the important messages that surround us every day? Do we pause to reflect on what it means to live a life that is centered on Christ?

Spring is busy with a lot of events, great weather, ending of a school year, and beginning of the summer months. No matter what the season or what the event, be sure to reflect on each moment to know and understand that our lives are a testimony to the goodness of God.

This Week

MENistry

When: Friday’s at 8:00am
Where: Brody’s BE Café
What: Man in the Mirror book review
Who: ACS dads
Why: To be in community with other fathers of ACS students and grow deeper in Christ.

Questions? Contact Andy Anderson via text/call, 616-325-6116

Moms In Prayer

This week we’re praying for our  7th graders and their teachers.

God is Worthy — One who has worth or value; honorable, admirable

Scripture: "Lord, may we live a life worthy of You and please You in every way: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God." - Colossians 1:10

We’re a group of Moms passionate about lifting up our kids and ACS faculty and staff in prayer — we pray every Thursday, 8:00-9:00am, in the front office. If you have any questions, give me a call (Kelly, 616.304.2963)

Now You Know

Dress Code

As weather warms up please review our school dress code policy regarding tank tops, shorts and flip flops.

Farm Market

Our ​​farm market is back! Come visit our farm cart on Wednesdays 2:40-3:20pm outside of the front entrance. We will have veggies + herbs + flowers.  

Library Winding Down

May is here and for the library it means that it's time to inventory our collection. After Tuesday, May 17, students will no longer check out books from the library. Thanks for all of your support this year.

Parents Night Out - May 20

Hey parents, if you’re looking for a night out and have K-4 students, the 8th Grade Class is having an event to raise money for their class trip. 

Parents’ Night Out will take place on May 20, from 5:30-8:30pm. You can drop off your kids in the gym lobby between 5:30 and 6:00pm. We will have the gyms and commons open where your kids will enjoy a variety of games and fun led by the 8th graders. We will not be providing a snack, but if you would like your child to have one, please send one labeled with your child and we will have a safe location for it. 

If you are interested, please fill out this form by Wed, May 18 so we can plan accordingly. There is no set price but donations are appreciated at the door. We will accept cash, check or card.

Thank you,

8th Grade Students and Staff

Hot Lunch Menu

The May & June menu is here! Take a look at what’s for lunch the rest of the year and plan with your family. 

Summer Camps & Tutoring

We will be offering a variety of camps and tutoring opportunities this summer. 

Details, Dates & Signups

Employment Opportunities

Please take a look at our employment opportunities and forward to anyone you know who may be interested. Ada Christian School has the following positions available:

  • 5th & 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
  • Covenant Care Aide

PTO Happenings

Walk-a-thon

Reminder: Walk-a-thon envelopes are due today!

Thank you for collecting donations for the Walk-a-thon to allow the PTO to support the school! Please sign the back of the envelopes, slip in any checks, and return them to school. We'll be counting checks and online donationsfirst thing Thursday morning to determine prize winners!

For the Walk-a-thon event on Friday, remember to have your kids wear their ACS apparel or school colors. We're looking forward to a fun day together showing our school spirit!

Mother Son Event - May 13

Mother Son Event - May 13

Friday, May 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids.

$10/person with a max of $40/family.

Sign up online (with processing fee) or in the office (no processing fee).

ACS Athletics

PurePlay

Soccer:  Girls @ 9:00,  Boys @ 10:30

Track and field today until 4:15pm.  Track meet next week.

Tennis Tuesday:  Going to the Ada Park courts next week.  Please wear our tennis t-shirt.

Calendar Reminders

Apr 28 - Fine Arts Night
May 06 - Grand Friends Day (Dismissal at 11:30am)
May 09 - No School - Staff In-Service
May 13 - Walk-a-thon

Requested Announcements

Sports Physicals

Current 8th graders planning to play sports in high school in the 2022-23 school year need to have a MHSAA physical form on file with the high school athletic office before they are allowed to participate. A valid physical for 2022-23 must be completed any time after April 15, 2022. You may print out a physical form here. This form must be completed with all signatures in order to participate in sports in high school. You may attach your doctor’s office physical form for the doctor portion of this form but the parent portion and all signatures need to be completed on this form. 

Family Fun & Fire Safety Day

May 14, Family Fun & Fire Safety Day

1:00pm - 3:30pm at the Ada History Center - 7144 Headley St

No Charge. 

Interact with Ada  firefighters, practice fire safety, see a demonstration of the jaws of life, get a picture taken with a fireman, explore a little of Ada's history and enjoy a treat.  Come celebrate Ada's Hometown Heroes.

Looking Ahead

2022-2023 Calendar

Below is the calendar for next school year. 

Aug 23 - First Day of School (Half Day, dismissal at 11:30am)
Sept 2-5 - No School (Labor Day)
Sept 26 - No School (Teacher In-Service)
Oct 19-23 - No School (CEA Convention)
Nov 23-27 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 21 - Half Day, Dismissal at 11:30am
Dec 22-Jan 2 - No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 3 - School Resumes
Jan 16 - No School (Teacher In-Service)
Feb 16-20 - No School (Winter Break)
Mar 30-Apr 9 - No School (Spring Break)
Apr 10 - School Resumes
May 5 - Grand Friends Day (Half day, dismissal at 11:30am)
May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
May 31 - 8th Grade Graduation
June 2 - Last Day (Half day, dismissal at 11:30am)