NEWS AND NOTES - May 15, 2019
 
Calendar of Events
May
15 Enrollment Forms are due
15  Robotic informational meeting tonight - 7pm in the Media Center of Hudsonville Christian Elementary School 
22,23 Preschool Program
27  Memorial Day, No School
30  3rd - 5th grade Festival Night
June
3   Elementary Field Day
4   8th Grade Graduation - 7pm at Second Allendale CRC
5   Kindergarten Program, 9:30am

Chapel Schedule - 8:30am
May 17  Service Day 
May 24  Devotions in classrooms
May 31  Spiritual Emphasis Chapel
June 7  End of the year chapel at 8:40

Mark Your Calendars: 19-20 School Year
School Open House: Monday, Aug. 26
Y5-5th Reading Assessments: Aug. 26-27
First day of school for Middle School: Aug. 27
First full day of school for Y5-5: Aug. 28
Grandparents Day: Oct. 11
CEA Teachers Convention: Oct. 23-25
Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-29
Christmas Break: Dec. 23-Jan. 3 (2 full weeks)
Winter Break: Feb. 21-24
Spring Break: Apr. 3-10
Last day of school: Thursday, June 4 (half day) 
 
2019-2020 Enrollment

Please complete your enrollment form and send your registration fee of $300 per family to the school office by May 15.  Note: If you have a tuition credit balance, you may use that credit towards the enrollment fee.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Sara Kuperus, Administrative Assistant at skuperus@allendalechristian.com , or  Brian Koetje, Principal at bkoetje@allendalechristian.com ,  or call us at 616-895-5108.
ACS News
Important Yearbook Order Deadline Thursday, May 16! The PTA has generously offered to pay more than half of the cost of each yearbook this year. Families will only be required to pay $5 per yearbook! Yearbook Order Form

If your child will be in 7th or 8th grade next year and is interested in participating in the 7th-12th grade EOCS Robotics program,    please attend an informational meeting tonight at 7pm in the Media Center of Hudsonville Christian Elementary School located at 3435 Oak Street. The meeting should last approximately 30 minutes. For all interested in EOCS (7-12) and ACS (4-6) Robotics, please fill out the interest survey by clicking  this link.

In preparation of our upcoming Service Day , we have a list of what students need to wear or bring for their placements. Find your students name on the list and take note of their placement.  Some placements require weather appropriate clothing.  Thank you for making Service Day a blessing.

Protect Young Eyes
 On May 15, Gabb Wireless is launching a smartphone with talk, text, FM radio - but no social media and no internet. It's the perfect training ground for families who want to keep their kids safe and stay in touch. Plus it looks cool for kids! PYE has partnered with Gabb to help get this product off the ground. Families are desperate for an elementary/early junior high device and we're hoping this fills that need! Just drop your email into this link and we'll tell you before anyone else when it launches! You will also be entered to win an Amazon gift card!

From the ACS Library It's been a great year of reading in our library! The week of May 20 will be the students' last opportunity to check out books, and ALL BOOKS ARE DUE BACK TO SCHOOL BY MAY 31. Thanks for your support! Mrs. VanHeukelum

The Lost and Found is overflowing!   Be sure to check it out soon!
From the Community continued.......
Unity Christian High School
Youth Football for students entering grades 3 - 8 this coming school year!  The program begins for 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade teams on August 12 at a cost of $60, and 7th and 8th grade teams begin on August 19 at a cost of $80 (plus $20 for all levels if you would like to purchase jersey).  Registration online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/UnityChristianHighSchool/_2019YouthFootball.  For full details on the program, please go to https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/46418954.  Questions? Contact youth football director Mark TeSlaa at 616-970-3154 or markteslaa@gmail.com.  

Alumni Football Game with Kirk Cousins  -  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has challenged the Unity Christian Alumni All-Stars to a touch football game against his Maroon Alumni All-Stars in a fundraising event called Game On at Holland Christian May 17. BBQ dinner and lawn games to take place at 5:30 p.m. and the football game at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets for  will be $8.00 per person or $30 per family for the dinner/football game combined.  Tickets will be available on April 24 starting at 6 p.m. at www.hcs.ticketspice.com/game-on, and at the HCHS and UCHS office starting April 25.  For more information go to https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/adnews/ID/48974650.  

Starlight Ministries presents Lunch & Learn, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Terra Square, 3380 Chicago Dr. Hudsonville.  Come share lunch and learn from a panel discussion on the difficult topic of suicide. For those interested, following lunch a Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) will be offered.  Schedule- 11:30-1:00 PM Lunch & Suicide Panel , 1:15-2:45 PM Suicide Prevention Training (QPR). Please register by clicking here or calling 616.662.1999.

ORV Safety classes will be held at Allendale Community Ed.  For more information or the enrollment form ->  ORV Registration
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.
PTA Events
Greenhouse Gift Card Sale
Keep selling those gift cards! Card will be available for sale today after school 3:00-3:45 and Friday 3:00-3:45.
Reminder: Gift cards are available for immediate purchase  at   Ralph Meyers Trucking  and   Allendale Township Library , as well as in the   school lobby on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00-3:45pm . Questions? Contact Sherri Schrotenboer at 616-498-0032 or Mindy DeMott at 231-206-5590.  The sale runs through May 24!

The PTA Committee Sign-Up went live on May 13.  This is a great opportunity to get to know and serve next to other ACS families.  In order to fill all of our volunteer positions we ask that each household/family serves on 2 committees (1 if you are a single parent) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please prayerfully consider where God is leading you to serve for the upcoming school year.  Sign-Up Link

Trash for Class Competition   
Miss Verhage's 1st grade class won the competition!  Students will enjoy an ice cream party on Thursday!  Mrs. Reed's class came in 2nd place.  They will receive donuts at break time on Thursday!   T hanks for supporting ACS through this Class Competition!  We have ALOT of "trash" to add up and turn into $$! 
Hot Lunch
Please click the links below for more information!
TRIP
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.

Schedule for next two weeks:
May 21 & 22: Tues:  Christy, Leah Johnson, Lonna Ondersma, Wed: ____________
May 28 & 29: Tues : Erin/Christy, ______,_________, Wed: ______________

In order to have TRIP this summer, we will need volunteers to help. Dates for this summer are June 4 & 5, June 11 & 12, June 25 & 26, July 9 & 10, July 23 & 24, August 6 & 7, August 20 & 21, September 3 & 4 .
Please follow the link  below to sign up! 

From the Community
Career Camp 2019 - Careerline Tech Center  This a one-week camp of career exploration for current 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Career Camp will run this summer in two sessions. Registration begins May 1 and can be done online, by mail, or in person. Call Michele (616) 738-8950 x4312 for class information and assistance. 
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