NEWS AND NOTES - September 5, 2018 

Calendar of Events
12-14  6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Grace Adventure Trip  
16   School Board Meeting - 7pm
17- 28  MAP Assessments
28   Walk-A-Thon  

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

10   Mother-Daughter Event 
16   First Trimester Ends
16   No APS busing
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
Dear Parents, 
As a father, I know the importance of becoming aware in the world of technology that my kids are involved in. That includes understanding what is 'out there' that students are encountering. We have hosted nights in the past couple years for parents to learn more, but schedules can be busy and not many people attended. Thus, I want to share a great document that I received which answers a number of questions that parents ask about social media, etc. This comes from an organization called, Protect Young Eyes, which is focused on internet safety. The document is bilingual, so the questions and answers are repeated in both English and Spanish. The questions also have links to important articles to help you take action to protect your own kids.  Click here -> Link
Brian Koetje

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!

Lice Check Now that students are all back together in classrooms, it is good to start the year by doing a quick lice check of your kids. It is also good to do so occasionally throughout the school year.

Allendale Public (and ACS) are looking to add bus drivers to their sub lists. If you have any interest in receiving training and becoming a bus driver in the Allendale system, please contact Brian Koetje at Allendale Public will assist with training to those that are interested in getting their license to drive.

From the Steam & Gas Committee  A huge thank you to all who contributed to this fundraiser through volunteering your time, generously donating pies or other supplies, or visiting the steam show and supporting our food booth.  We were able to raise a little over $5,700 for the PTA through the support of our school and community - THANK YOU!

Be sure to review our Student Handbook which can be found on our website or by clicking the following link:
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.
Hot Lunch
      Hot Lunch Menu 
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 .
September 11 & 12
Tues: Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, Linda Nysse
Wed: _________
September 18 & 19
Tues: Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, __________          
Wed: _______
Tuesday: September 18  
Wednesday September 12 and 19

From the Community
Borculo Christian School Fall and Winter Kids Toy and Clothing Sale is being held on Saturday, September 8 from 9 - noon at the school - 6830 96th Ave, Zeeland.  If you are interested in being a seller, please contact us at
for more information.  
Post Family Farm in Hudsonville is looking to hire energetic ADULTS for seasonal work this fall (September and October).  Opportunities include donut making, leading school tour groups and tractor hayride driving.  These opportunities are available from early morning to evening, Monday-Saturday. Donut making involves working with several others in our bakery making donuts, filling orders and running the cash register.  Tour guides take a group of children, teachers and parents around the farm. This does include the pleasure of driving a tractor. All training is provided. After school and festival workers may work in donuts, office, admissions or drive tractor to and from the pumpkin patch.  No previous experience is required for any position.  Work days and hours are very flexible to fit your schedule.  Please contact Julie at Post Family Farm, if you have any interest in working in a fun, farm atmosphere.
Phone - 616/669-1964, email -
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