December 11, 2019
Upcoming Events
December
13 Spelling Bee
16 All School Christmas Concert - 6:30pm
23 Christmas Break begins

January
16 Early Childhood Open House - 6:30-8:00pm
24 No afternoon Allendale Public School busing

Advance Notice
Father-Daughter Event - February 1
EOCS 7th/8th Grade Concert - February 6
Middle School Play- February 7 & 8
ACS Art Show at The Grand Rapids Art Museum - February 29
Auction - February 29
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - March 14

The ACS Chapel Schedule can be found on our website at www.allendalechristian.org !
ACS News
Next Monday, December 16, ACS will be performing their annual Christmas concert for family and friends. This is a great way for us all to kick off the Christmas season and for the students to show you what they have learned so far this year in their music classes. It will take place at Ceglarek Fine Arts Center (Allendale Public Fine Arts Center) at 6:30 pm. Below is a message from Mr. Koetje about this year’s concert! If you have any questions contact Miss Brummel mbrummel@allendalechristian.com .

ACS families - The students and Miss Brummel are so excited to present the Christmas
concert on December 16! It is so awesome to be able to worship with so many people and celebrate
the birth of our Savior. If you have been to the program the past couple of years, you have noticed that we have run out of seating with our rapid enrollment growth. This year, again, we added many new families and students. With limited seating available, we are requesting that families try to keep attendance to parents, siblings, and grandparents (great-grandparents included). We understand there might be a situation where someone else might need to come in place of these immediate family members, but we do not want to make immediate family members stand or not be able to observe the program because we have run out of seats. Thank you for your help!

ACS is looking for a nice video camera to be able to record the Christmas program next Monday night . That way, we are able to make the program available to people that are not able to attend. If you have a nice camera (meant for that type of usage) and are willing to let ACS use the camera to videotape the program, please contact Brian Koetje at  bkoetje@allendalechristian.org , or call the office at 895-5108.

Our Early Childhood Open House will be held on Thursday, January 16 , starting at 6:30pm. This will be the first time the general public will be able to enroll in Preschool and Child Care for 2019-20. We will be offering Nature-based and Traditional Preschool options, as well as year-round child care! The best promotion for ACS is word of mouth from our current families. We would greatly appreciate if you would tell your friends and family about the Open House and our Early Childhood programs! If you are on Facebook, please share the Open House invitation with your FB friends. The link is  https://www.facebook.com/events/579274765966305/  . Thank you! 

Although it is still only December, a very important 2020-2021 enrollment informational email was sent to families from Brian Koeje. If you haven't had a chance to read it, please do so as at least one area will relate to your child(ren).

The 2nd graders at Allendale Christian are running their Jingle Bell Post Office through December 18! Christmas cards, stamps, and envelopes will be sold during snack recess, and delivery will be made at the end of each school day. Each item will cost 5 cents so you can send a Christmas greeting to a friend for only 15 cents!  All proceeds will go to Mel Trotter Ministries. Additional stamps and cards can be purchased through Miss Driesenga or Mrs. Sheppard as well. Spread some holiday cheer with a card!

We continue to have problems with students being picked up at the front curb after school. In order to keep our students safe and to help with traffic flow, please do not park at the curb in front of the school building. Thank you for your co-operation.

The first graders would like to say thank you to everyone who came and supported our hot chocolate sale yesterday! God blessed our work and we raised a total of $258.56 to buy paint for the ACS mission trip to Guatemala!

Moms in Prayer Each week a group of Moms from ACS, APS, and GV gather for one hour to grow together in praying for our kids, their teachers, and our schools. We meet right here at Allendale Christian on Thursdays  from 8:30-9:30am  in the girls locker room!  All Moms are welcome, whether you desire to grow in this area or if it is your greatest passion.
Hot Lunch/TRIP
Hot lunch information and monthly menus can be found by clicking here-> Hot Lunch

Please add the hot lunch email address ( hotlunch@allendalechristian.com ) to your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all notifications. Thank-you!

TRIP Info and Volunteer Schedule Instant Trip is held every Tuesday night from 7:00-7:30pm with a pick-up ONLY sessions every Wednesday Morning from 8:30-9:00am. In order for us to run this program we need at least three volunteers at each session on Tuesday night and one volunteer every Wednesday morning. If you are interested in volunteering. Please contact a trip coordinator or email Christy Breuker at  jcbreuker@yahoo.com . There is also a signup on Sign Up Genius. 

December 17 & 18
Tues:  Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse, Bonny Baar
Wed:  Michelle Wittingen

CHRISTMAS BREAK - NO TRIP

January 7 & 8
Tues : Erin/Christy, Leah Johnson, _________
Wed:  _________

******* Need for Volunteers for the New Year!!

PTA/Fundraising
Mark your calendar for our Annual Auction on February 29! Please return your donation sheet to the school office as soon as possible! Any questions, contact

Staff Favorites Please click on the link below if you need a gift idea for one of the ACS staff members! Thank you PTA for compiling this list!

TRASH FOR CASH UPDATE!
  • Have you heard of a new program that we could add to our current programs? Please let us know! We are open to adding more! Feel free to email Erin Ensing, Trash for Cash committee chair at erinensing@hotmail.com

If you have not, please use Amazon Smile and set Allendale Christian School as your organization. As of today, we have received nearly $2,400 from Amazon for people that have selected ACS!
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Community News
Girls Basketball Camp  -- Unity Christian is pleased to offer a basketball camp for girls in 5 th  – 8 th  grades. This program will be held Saturday mornings on January 11, 18, 25, and February 1.  Each session will teach fundamental basketball skills and provide team competition.  Grades 5 & 6 will meet from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., and grades 7 & 8 will meet from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $25 for 5 th /6 th   and $35 for 7 th /8 th , and the deadline to register is January 7. Please go to   https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/campsclinics/  for more information and an online registration link. Information can also be found at  www.unitychristianathletics.org  under the “Camps & Clinics” tab.