NEWS AND NOTES - May 22, 2019
 
Calendar of Events
May
23  Preschool Program, 10am
27  Memorial Day, No School
30  3rd - 5th grade Festival Night, 6-8pm 
June
3   Elementary Field Day, 11am-3pm
4   8th Grade Graduation - 7pm at Second Allendale CRC
5   Kindergarten Program, 9:30am
6   No Allendale Public School busing at the end of the day

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

2019-20 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) 
 
ACS News
Join us in celebrating with Aaron and Martha Cole-Rouser in the birth of a beautiful healthy baby girl, Myra Joy!  Mom and baby are doing very well! Praise God for this amazing gift and for His provisions through this pregnancy!

Bus Schedule June 6: No Allendale Public School busing at the end of the day. 

Z-Pass!   All Z-passes need to be returned to either your child's bus driver or the school office by the last day of school.  You should keep the Z-Pass until the last day of use!

Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors from the golf outing last week!  We raised over $10,000 for the Loyalty Drive!

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! 

On Monday, June 3 elementary students will be celebrating the end of the year with a very fun day of games and activities outdoors.  We need your help in order to make this work.  If you are willing to help out from 11-12:30 or 1-3:00 that day, we would really appreciate it.  You would be helping run a game station that students will rotate through during the day.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054bada62ba57-elementary

All are invited to our 8 th Grade graduation on Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm at  7:00 PM,  Second Allendale CRC!

The Lost and Found is overflowing!   Be sure to check it out soon!

We are seeking candidates that are interested in leading the Middle School play next year and in the future. This could be a position for one person or for multiple people that would like to co-direct with each other. Some type of experience in theater is preferred.   If you have interest, or know someone who might be interested, in the Middle School Play Director position, please send me an email of interest to bkoetje@allendalechristian.com, or call the office at 895-5108. Please note that this is a compensated position.

A MESSAGE FROM REVIVE, your resale store!
Congratulations on a year well done! We have been praying for you all year and are excited to hear about all the good things happening in each school. We have prayed for your administrators, your bus drivers, your students, your teachers, for all your families making the Christian school commitment, and for everything that makes up a blessed academic year. We hope you have truly seen God's abundant provision this year!
As you anticipate summer break, Revive looks forward to continuing its work of supporting you. Take time to shop Revive and check out the great buys, sales, and promotions happening all summer long! Want to know about all the great things going on at Revive? Just visit www.ReviveResale.org or "like" us on facebook! There's always something new to see and shop!
Looking for fun ways to fill your summer days? Consider volunteering at Revive! Hanging clothing, sorting donations, pricing toys, creating displays, testing electronics: the list of what you can do goes on and on. We welcome volunteers of all ages from 12 to 112! (We would discourage small children and ask that middle school volunteers be accompanied by an adult.) Contact Revive at revive@unitychristian.org or 616-662-3375 for more information.
Revive is already eagerly looking to 2019/2020 with anticipation for all that God will continue to do through you, our Christian schools. Thank you for your faithfulness to God's calling in our children's lives and for being a light in our communities. May God continue to bless you all this summer and into next year too.
From the Community continued.......
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

Summer Reading Opportunities! Check out the links below for all of the fantastic programming happening at the Allendale Twp. Library.
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. The sale ends this Friday!
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 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
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 28 & 29: Tues : Erin/Christy, ______,_________, Wed: ______________

June 4 & 5
Tues : Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse,_________
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. 

Unity Summer Sports Camps --Information on Unity Christian Summer Sports Camps is currently available at http://www.unitychristianathletics.org/main/campsclinics.  Online registration for camps can be made at this link.   In order to appropriately plan for camps, we ask that you please register by May 31 


 

Unity Christian Youth Football Registration  - Registration for 
Youth Football for students entering grades 3 - 8 next school year is open at  https://www.cognitoforms.com/UnityChristianHighSchool/_2019YouthFootball.  For full details on the program, please go to https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/46418954.  In order to appropriately plan for the youth football program, we ask that you please register by June 7





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