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.
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
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
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
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
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 ->
Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences
The middle school teachers will send a Sign-Up Genius link via email
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
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,
or call 616-895-5107.
The 2019-2020 school directory
can be found in your
Parents Web Account
. If you haven't set up your ParentsWeb account yet, please go to
and follow the prompts. Our district code is
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
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 information and monthly menus
can be found by clicking here->
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
There is also a signup on Sign Up Genius.
October 8 & 9
Erin/Christy, Deb Dyke, Leah Johnson
October 15 & 16
: Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse, _________
*** NEED 1 volunteer Tuesday October 15, and Wednesday October 9 & 16
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!
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
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 (
), 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!
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:
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
if you are interested. Thank-you!
-- 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
. If you have any interest or know of someone who might, please contact Unity Christian Athletic Director Jeff Engbers at 616-669-1820 or
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
for more information and an on-line registration link. Information can also be found at
under M.S. Sports in the "More" tab.