October 9, 2019
Upcoming Events
October
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
K - 8th Grader Grandparents Day will be held Friday, October 11 at 9:30am . School will be dismissed after the Program/Visiting time - approximately 11:15am. There will be no APS or ACS busing at this time! Parents - please inform Grandparents that there will be overflow parking on Grandparents Day at the Iglesia Alas de Aguila, which is a church about .3 miles south of ACS, on 64th Ave. There will be an ACS bus shuttling those who cannot find parking spots at ACS, as we anticipate a large crowd. The bus will be available at the end of the program for transportation back.

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. 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.

ACS is looking to add substitute teachers to our call list. If you are interested in being a sub (teacher or aide), or know someone who may be interested in being a substitute, please email Brian Koetje at  bkoetje@allendalechristian.com  for more information.
If you have students that wait after school, please help us in reminding them to stay out of the landscaping and the trees in the front of the school . Landscaping has been damaged, and tree limbs have been broken from kids hanging on them or climbing trees after school. Thank you for your help in this area.

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!  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 15 & 16
Tues:  Erin, Linda Nysse, _______
Wed: ____________

October 22 & 23
Tues : Christy, Lonna Ondersma, _______
Wed: ________________

*** URGENT NEED 1 volunteer Tuesday October 15 and October 22, 1 Volunteer October 16 & 23
PTA/Fundraising
Family Fun Night will be held October 11 from 6-8pm. Information on this fun family event was sent home with your child today!

Walk-a-Thon Have you turned in your pledges yet? We have over $4,300 out in uncollected pledge payments. Please drop them off to the office as soon as possible so we can wrap up this fundraiser. Thank you!

TRASH FOR CASH UPDATE!
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

Do you know what Our Family brand is?  It is Spartan stores - store brand! Spartan generously gives back to schools through two programs currently! If you purchase  Our Family  brand from Spartan stores, please save those labels/UPS, clip them, and submit them to the bin in the ACS entrance. We will turn them into cash for ACS!
https://www.ourfamilyfoods.com/  Please feel free to email me with any questions!  erinensing@hotmail.com
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.  

Information on the Fall Allendale Community Classes can be found here by clicking here -> Ed Classes
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