NEWS AND NOTES - May 29, 2019
Calendar of Events
30  3rd - 5th grade Festival Night, 6-8pm 
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
7   Last day of school, 11:55am dismissal
17 School Board meeting, 7:00pm

Chapel Schedule - 8:30am
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
Elementary Reading Assessments: Aug. 26-27
First day of school for Middle School: Aug. 27
First full day of school for K-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
19/20 Enrollment  If you anticipate a balance on your account when the school year is completed or if you haven't finished enrolling for the fall, please contact Brian Koetje

There will be no Allendale Public School busing at the end of the day on June 6.

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!

All library books are due back to the library 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. Please sign up by following this link ->   Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather, wears or brings sunscreeen and wears good supportive shoe - please, NO FLIP FLOPS! 

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, or call the office at 895-5108. Please note that this is a compensated position.

Crayon and marker recycling You will see colorful signs in the elementary hallway of where to place crayons and markers that can be recycled! All unwanted crayons and markers from home and school are accepted! 

Save the date! Sunday, August 25th. Prayer gathering for ACS 2019-2020 school year Please join with others in our ACS community on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 3 to 4 pm, at the front doors of ACS. A list of prayer needs will be provided. Prayer will start as a large group and then split into smaller groups or individuals who may choose to  remain sitting to pray or to  walk the school grounds. Prayer is vital and all are welcome! We will pray, rain or shine!

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 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 or 616-662-3375 for more information.
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.

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
The PTA Committee Sign-Up  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!
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

Schedule for next two weeks:
June 4 & 5
Tues:  Christy, Linda Nysse, _______
Wed: ____________
June 11 & 12
Tues : Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma,_________
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
Unity Summer Sports Camps  --Information on Unity Christian Summer Sports Camps is currently available at   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  For full details on the program, please go to  In order to appropriately plan for the youth football program, we ask that you please register by June 7

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