NEWS AND NOTES - September 19, 2018 

Calendar of Events
September
17- 28  MAP Assessments
28   Walk-A-Thon - 2pm on the track

October
1 & 2  School Picture Day for Preschool - 7th Grade
12  Grandparents Day - 11:55am dismissal               
12  Family Fun Night
18  Foundation Dinner
22  School Board Meeting
22/23  Parent Teacher Conferences        
24-26 CEA Teacher Convention - No School

November
8     Picture Retake Day
10   Mother-Daughter Event 
16   First Trimester Ends
16   No APS busing
16   Ottawa County Hearing and Vision Day
18   School Board Meeting - 7pm 
19   No APS busing at 3:20pm
20   No APS busing at 3:20pm
21-23  Thanksgiving Break
28   Report Cards 
ACS News
MAP Assessments   (Math, Reading, Language Usage) will be given in the fall (Sep. 17-28) and in the Spring (April 29-May 10) to students in 2nd-8th grade. The assessments provide ACS with progress reports for students, and allow us to define strengths/weaknesses for making instructional decisions. At the end of the year, parents will be sent the assessments scores for their child(ren). Note: please avoid scheduling appointments during these times! Thank you!

Have you paid for your extra Theme T-Shirt yet?
We have a 20 families who have not paid for their extra Theme-T-shirts.  Please send your payment into the school office by Friday.  

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 22 & 23 from 5:00-8:15 pm. An information sheet will be going home with your child! You only need to return this sheet  IF you have a time that conferences  will not work for you.  Please be sure to return this sheet no later than next Friday, October 5!  
Click here for the form ->  Conference Form
 
Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences  An information sheet will be going home with your middle school child today.  You need to return this sheet IF you want to schedule a conference by October 5.  Click here for the form ->  Conference Form
 
The school directory will be emailed out soon!  If you made any changes in your address or phone number since enrollment and have not already informed us, please do so before tomorrow afternoon!
 
School Pictures Geskus Photography will be at ACS on Monday and Tuesday, October 1 & 2, (retake day is November 8). Students will receive an envelope that needs to be given to the photographer at the time the picture is taken. If you have any questions about the photos or payment options, please contact Geskus Photography at  1-800-473-3885.   The schedule is as follows:
  • October 1 Schedule: K through 7th grade, preschool classes that meet on Monday
  • October 2 Schedule: Young Fives, preschool classes that meet on Tuesday
8th grade pictures to be determined.

The Ottawa County Health Department will be at ACS on November 16 for Hearing and Vision Screening. ( K, 2, 4 for hearing and 1, 3, 5, 7 for vision)   Michigan's Hearing and Vision screenings are available FREE of charge by Local Health Departments in collaboration with local schools; the programs are administered by the Michigan Department of Community Health. For more information check out https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912_6238-260463--,00.html

Hey Moms! Did you know we have a Moms in Prayer group in our community? Each week a group of Moms from ACS, APS, and GV gather for one hour to pray 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. We're going to kick off the year with coffee at Biggby this Thursday, September 13 at 8:30am and then our regular prayer meetings will start next week Thursday September 20. All Moms are welcome ... there's no greater work you can do for your kids than the work of prayer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpN9HevQIcw
2018-2019 THEME
God's Big Story 
 Psalm 119:89-90
Your word,  Lord, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.  Your faithfulness continues through all generations;  you established the earth, and it endures.
Walk-A-Thon
On September 28 at 2pm, ACS will hold their 3rd Annual Walk-A-Thon.  Information and a donor sheet was sent home with your child last week!  Please send in your pledge sheet by Wednesday, September 26.  We are raising funds for technology needs and to help cover costs of field trips!  If we raise $18,000, the students will turn Mr. Koetje into a human dessert!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our PTA @ pta@allendalechristian.com.
Hot Lunch
Please click the links below for more information!

TRIP
TRIP ACCOUNT NUMBERS!
Your 3-digit tuition account number is now your TRIP account number! 

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.

September 25  & 26
Tues: Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse,  _________            
Wed: _______

NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS Tuesdays:  September 25 
Wednesdays: September 26

From the Community
Unity Christian seniors are selling delicious apple pies as a fundraiser for the Senior All-Nighter.  Pies are made fresh and ready to be baked or frozen.  Orders are due by Wednesday, Sept. 26.  Pies can be picked up on Saturday, October 6, at Hudsonville Christian Elementary School from 9:30 - 12:00.  If you are interested in ordering, please see any Unity Senior or contact Dawn VanDyken at 616-797-8304 or dawnvd86@gmail.com.  

Second Church Allendale will be hosting a grief support seminar on Sep. 16, 23, and 30 from 5:30-6:30pm. Gwen Kapcia from Starlight Ministries has agreed to come in and lead us over the course of three weeks. There is no cost to attend this event. To learn more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/259438401444331/ or contact Alex at Monsma-alex@secondchurchallendle.org.

Allendale Community Education is offering many classes this fall: Babysitting Clinic, Karate, Hunters Safety, Snowmobile Safety and many more.  Click here for a link of class descriptions and enrollment information -> Community Ed

Champion Force Cheerleading will be held in the Allendale Christian School gym each Monday evening!  Class times: Ages 4-6: 6:30pm,  Ages 7-9: 7:15pm,  Ages 10+: 8:00pm
Contact Champion Force Athletics at 1-800-940-7469 or email them at www.championforce.com.
Classes are held every MONDAY for 45 minutes for approximately 16 weeks!

The Heritage Christian School Fall Children's Clothing and Toy Sale will be held on  Saturday, October 6 from 9am - 12:00  at Heritage Christian at  6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville
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