NEWS AND NOTES - March 13, 2019
 
Calendar of Events
March
13-15  Scholastic Book Fair, 8-4pm, 8-noon on the 15th
14  No pm Allendale Public School busing
15  Kindness Matters Chapel, 8:30
18  School Board Meeting, 7pm
21  All School Skating Party, 6-8pm at Tarry Hall
22  Praise and Worship Chapel, 8:30
23  3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
29  Spring Break Begins
April
8  School Resumes
Save the Date
The 2nd Annual Kristina Moelker 5K will be held the evening of Tuesday, May 14 at Allendale Public School.   More details will come later.
ACS News
Allendale Busing
March 14 - No pm Allendale Public School busing

Field Trip Families that owe a portion of their field trip cost for the 2018-19 school year should turn in their payment by Friday, March 15. 

The ACS Board is Directors is seeking candidates for a position on the Board starting with the 2019-2020 school year. All Board candidates must be supportive of the mission and vision of ACS, and a dedicated Christ-follower.  Board members serve for a three-year term and, if willing, may serve a second three-year term. Selections are made by lot at the Society Meeting in April. If you are interested, or would like to nominate someone for the Board, please email Brian Koetje (bkoetje@allendalechristian.com) or Board President, Don Lipinski ( donjr@merchandiseeq.com ).


Thank you to the parents who came to the Protect Young Eyes presentation last night. From the feedback we have received, it was an extremely valuable presentation. If you were not able to make it due to other conflicts, there are a couple of opportunities to continue to be proactive with your kids' technology in this digital age. 
1. Protect Young Eyes will present Monday, March 18 at Fair Haven Church.
3. See announcement below for a presentation at Unity Christian High School tomorrow evening about raising Generation Z. This presentation is from 7-8:30pm

Growing Up in the Digital Age: Raising Generation Z  - Unity Christian High School welcomes the community to a multimedia presentation  on Thursday, March 14, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Unity Christian High School. Dan Landstra, Unity's Director for Spiritual Life and Leadership will give an up-close look at the world of teenagers, allowing for better awareness and understanding of the most pressing issues teenagers confront and why adults matter in the lives of teenagers. Topics including social media, relationships, technology, sexuality, pornography, drugs and alcohol, work, church, and faith will be discussed. Those attending will discover how Unity engages students toward a deeper understanding of God's intended design for them and also be presented with practical ideas to effectively engage the culture and lives of teenagers. Multiple resources will be offered to encourage strong relationships through communication.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held through March 15 in our school library!  Come check out the great selection of books. 

Allendale Christian School will be hosting its 12th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 23,  at Allendale Public High School! There will be divisions for boys and girls for each grade level in 3rd through 8th grade. NEW THIS YEAR: ONLINE REGISTRATION! Register your team at  allendale-christian-school-3-on-3.sportngin.com/register/form/172729481  and visit   www.facebook.com/ACS3on3/  for more tournament details. We hope to see you there!  

Plan on a night of Family Fun at the All School Skating Party on Thursday, March 21, from 6-8pm.  This event will be held at the Terry Hall Roller Rink, 3330 Fairlanes Ave SW,  Grandville.  Admission is $5.00 per skater.  All skate rental is $1.00. For more information on Tarry Hall visit https://tarryhall.com.

Kindergarten Screening, April 10. If you are interested in having your preschooler screened for Kindergarten, please contact the school office at 895-5108.  

FACTS Tuition Assistance for 2019-2020  ACS participates in FACTS, a grant application program for our school. Completion of the FACTS application is a requirement for next year's enrollment if you are expecting a remaining balance at the end of the school year or you will be requesting tuition assistance. Families who wish to apply for tuition assistance will need to use the FACTS application format online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Z45H  The application information will be easily accessible data from your 2018 tax return, along with financial accounts, and will require that copies of confirming tax documents be sent to the FACTS center.  The FACTS organization will analyze the information of each applicant. They will provide our school with recommended grant amounts based on need and financial status. Parents who have children in more than one of the participating schools need only to fill out the application one time-the information will be available to other Christian schools where their children attend. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019. The application fee will be paid by the participating schools.
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
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.

W e need volunteers for 2019
Please follow the link below to sign up! 

March 19 & 20
Tues:  Erin/Christy, ____________, ____________
Wed: ____________
 
March 26 & 27
Tues : Erin/Christy, Bonny Baar ,  _________
Wed: ______________

From the Community
Unity Christian 7th/8th Grade Tennis Team  -- Unity Christian is offering a Middle School Tennis Team for boys and girls in 7th & 8th grade this spring.  The program will run from April 8 to May 15, with practices and home matches being held at Unity's campus.  The cost to participate is $40, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, March 27.  For a flyer with more information about the program, click on this  link .  To complete online registration click on this  link .  Tennis team information can also be found at  www.unitychristianathletics.org  under "More" and then "MS Sports".

A schedule of Unity Christian Summer Sports Camps can be found at www.unitychristianathletics.org  under the "Camps and clinics" tab.

We are looking for daytime help in our greenhouses starting now until end of May. (Veldman Farms) must be able to work in a fast paced environment and not mind getting dirty and being on your feet. Please contact Amanda Veldman 826-5177 of you would like to join our seasonal team or would like more information. 

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