October 2, 2019
Upcoming Events
October
4 Mr. Koetje will be turned into a human pie, 9:50am (Reward for reaching Walk-a-Thon goal)
10 Foundation Dinner, Punch Bowl-6pm, Welcome-6:30pm
11 Grandparents Day, 9:30am - 11:15am dismissal, No APS or ACS busing at this time
11 Family Fun Night, 6-8pm
21/22 Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8:15pm
22 No pm Allendale Public School busing
23-25 TfT Training for Teachers - No School
28 School Board Meeting - 7pm

November
9 Mother-Son Event
11 Middle School to Unity for Veterans Day Ceremony, 9:15-10:15am
15 First Trimester Ends
18 School Board Meeting - 7pm
21, 22 No pm Allendale Public School busing
26 Report Cards
27-29 Thanksgiving Break

ADVANCE NOTICE - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY- FEBRUARY 7 & 8, 2020
ANNUAL AUCTION - FEBRUARY 29, 2020

The ACS Chapel Schedule can be found on our website at www.allendalechristian.org !
ACS News
You are invited to the 2019 ACS Foundation Dinner on October 10 (Punch Bowl-6:00, Welcome-6:30) at the Grand Valley Alumni House. It will be an evening celebrating God's Big Story at ACS, featuring the ACS Teachers "Teaching for Transformation". If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please contact Rebecca at 616-402-3669. If you would like to attend, please email rsvp@allendalechristian.com .

K - 8th Grader Grandparents Day will be held Friday, October 11 at 9:30am. Overflow parking will be at the church (Iglesia Alas De Agulia) just .3 miles south of ACS on 64th Ave.. Bus transportation will be available from the overflow parking lot. School will dismissed after the Program/Visiting time - approximately 11:15am. There will be no APS or ACS busing at this time!

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences  will be held October 21 & 22 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 the sheet no later than Friday, October 11. A copy of the form can also be found here ->   Conference Form

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences   The middle school teachers will send a Sign-Up Genius link via email after the elementary conference schedule is sent home on October 16. Middle School c onferences are not mandatory; you will only be assigned a conference time if you sign up on the link! Specific information about how the sign-up will work will be communicated in the coming weeks.

If your child's end of the day plans change  (bus, child care, etc.), it is important that you send a note or email their teacher before noon . If there is no communication with the teacher we will follow the normal routine. We can not go by what the child says. Also if the Child Care plans are part of this change, please notify Kelsey Post, kpost@allendalechristian.com or call 616-895-5107.

The 2019-2020 school directory can be found in your Parents Web Account under directory . If you haven't set up your ParentsWeb account yet, please go to renweb.com and follow the prompts. Our district code is ad-mi .

Moms in Prayer Each week a group of Moms from ACS, APS, and GV gather for one hour to grow together in praying 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, starting tomorrow!  All Moms are welcome, whether you desire to grow in this area or if it is your greatest passion.

Lost and Found A necklace with the letter "S" was found in the parking lot. Please stop by the office if it belongs to you!
Hot Lunch/TRIP
Hot lunch information and monthly menus can be found by clicking here-> Hot Lunch

TRIP Info and Volunteer Schedule 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

There is also a signup on Sign Up Genius. 

October 8 & 9
Tues:  Erin/Christy, Deb Dyke, Leah Johnson
Wed: ____________

October 15 & 16
Tues : Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse, _________
Wed: ________________

*** NEED 1 volunteer Tuesday October 15, and Wednesday October 9 & 16
PTA/Fundraising
Family Fun Night will be held October 11 from 6-8pm. Information on this fun family event is being sent home with your child today!

Walk-a-Thon Please be sure to turn in your pledge payments by Friday, October 4! The top 15 fund raisers will get to turn Mr. Koetje in to a human pie on October 4 at 9:50am. Top 15: Sam Meyers (4th), Owen VanderWaal (6th), Lilly Terpstra (1st), Franklin Breen (2nd), Penelope Breen (K), Finley Jasman (2nd), Natalie Terpstra (2nd), Austin Hendricks (K), Coral Hanenburg (1st), Kamryn VandenBerg (K), Cecelia Vandyke (K), Titus DeVries (K), Bailey Scholma (6th), Graham Dyke (2nd), Porter DeVries (1st)

Trash For Cash Coke Rewards  is a super easy program and those codes add up quickly, especially if you love Coke! Codes are found on the tops of bottles and on the cardboard/plastic packaging of cans.  Save your codes (not too long - they do expire!), make an account on Coke ( https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ ), and choose to donate directly to Allendale Christian. It is super helpful if you enter your codes (have your student do so!). If you are not able, you can submit them to the bin in the entryway and we will work to enter them. Questions, let me know!  erinensing@hotmail.com

Box Tops for Education In the past there have been labels on the product packaging, they are phasing out the labels to clip and instead going to an app where you scan your receipt. We will continue to accept any clipped labels you have, but ask that you download their new app, make an account and scan your receipts within 14 days of your purchase. ACS will get instant deposits when you scan your receipt and you'll see how much you earned as well! Here is a short video tutorial on how it works:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4
Community News
Piano and Flute Lessons   My name is Rebecca Bruggink and an ACS mom of 3. I currently have a few openings available for piano and/or flute lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I live about 10 mins south of school. Please contact me at (616)893-5560 or  rebeccajo99@gmail.com  if you are interested. Thank-you!

Coaching Opportunities -- Unity Christian High School is currently looking to fill coaching positions in the following sports: Girls Diving, 9th Girls Basketball, Assistant Wrestling, Varsity Baseball, JV Baseball, JV Softball, and JV Tennis. We are searching for individuals who have a passion for the Lord, who enjoy working with high school students, and who can successfully lead our athletes in these programs. More information and a link to an application can be found at https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/42206297 . If you have any interest or know of someone who might, please contact Unity Christian Athletic Director Jeff Engbers at 616-669-1820 or jengbers@unitychristian.org .

Unity Christian Sponsored Girls' Middle School Swim Team  -- Unity Christian is pleased to offer a swim team for girls in 6th - 8th grade. This program will begin on October 16 and will conclude on December 5. Practices will be held at Hudsonville High School (old pool), and four meets are planned. The cost to participate is $70, and the deadline to register is October 10. Please go to   https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/39913716  for more information and an on-line registration link. Information can also be found at  www.unitychristianathletics.org  under M.S. Sports in the "More" tab.  
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