NEWS AND NOTES - October 3, 2018 

Calendar of Events
October
12  No APS or ACS bus at 11:15am
12  Grandparents Day - 11:15am dismissal               
12  Family Fun Night - 6-8pm
18  Foundation Dinner
22  School Board Meeting 7pm
22/23  Parent Teacher Conferences - 5:15 - 8:15pm     
24-26 CEA Teacher Convention - No School

November
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
There will be no ACS or APS busing at 11:15am on Grandparents Day, October 12.

Have you paid for your extra Theme T-Shirt yet?
We have a 15 families who have not paid for their extra Theme-T-shirts.  Please send your payment into the school office by this Friday.

The safety of our students is very important.  Two things to remember when bringing or picking up students before and after school:
Morning drop off:  The lane in front of the main entrance is to be used to drop off students only. Parking in this lane is not permitted. 
Afternoon pick up:  Parking or waiting in the lane in front of the main entrance of school is not permitted. Parents who are picking up students after school must remain in designated parking areas. 

Emergency After Hours   If an emergency arises after the school office is closed for the day, please contact our Custodian, Ed Goen, at 616-389-4387.
   
Substitute Teachers Needed   If you have interest in becoming a substitute teacher for ACS, please contact Brian Koetje @ bkoetje@allendalechristian.com .

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 two weeks ago! 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 Friday, October 5. Click here for the form ->  Conference Form

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences   An information sheet was sent home with your child two weeks ago.  You need to return this sheet IF you want to schedule a conference by October 5.  Click here for the form ->  Conference Form

Disease Information The information given below is furnished by the Ottawa County Health Department.  We encourage you to closely follow the recommendations presented here or follow the instructions given by your family's physician. Please inform the school office when your child contracts a communicable disease.
                                   
 
DISEASE
Acute Cold
 
Chickenpox
 

Head lice
 

 
Influenza
 
 
Strep throat
 
 
EXCLUDE FROM SCHOOL
At least 3 days
 
At least 5 days after rash appears
 
Until after treatment
 
 
When symptoms appear
 
 
When symptoms appear
 
MAY RETURN
Upon recovery
 
When skin is clear
 

After treatment is complete
 
Fever free 24 hours w/o
medication
24 hours after being on an antibiotic
 
  For more information consult the Ottawa Health Department: http://www.co.ottawa.mi.us/HealthComm/Health/emergency.htm#disease  

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 https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912_6238-260463--,00.html

Moms in Prayer  We meet Allendale Christian on Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am in the girls locker room. All Moms are welcome ... there's no greater work you can do for your kids than the work of prayer!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpN9HevQIcw
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.
Hot Lunch
Please click the links below for more information!

TRIP
TRIP ACCOUNT NUMBERS!
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  jcbreuker@yahoo.com.

There is also a signup on Sign Up Genius. Click below to sign up ->

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

October 16 & 17
Tues: Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma,  _________            
Wed: _______

NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS: TUESDAY OCTOBER 16
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10 & 17

From the Community
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
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