NEWS AND NOTES - September 26, 2018 

Calendar of Events
27 & 28  MAP Assessments
28   Walk-A-Thon - 2pm on the track

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

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
Have you paid for your extra Theme T-Shirt yet?
We have a 16 families who have not paid for their extra Theme-T-shirts.  Please send your payment into the school office by Friday.   

Chapel Schedule Update
November 30 will be the Theme Chapel for December (no praise and worship)
December 7 will be God Pods 

Substitute Teachers Needed  If you have interest in becoming a substitute teacher for ACS, please contact Brian Koetje @

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 22 & 23 from 5:00-8:15 pm. An information sheet was sent home with your child last week! 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 was sent home with your child last week.  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 was emailed out last week.

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,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!
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.
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 @
Hot Lunch
Please click the links below for more information!

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

October 2 & 3
Tues: Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, ________
Wed: _________

October 9 & 10
Tues: Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse,  _________            
Wed: _______


From the Community
Second Church Allendale will be hosting a grief support seminar on Sep. 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  or contact Alex at .

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
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
Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter