NEWS AND NOTES - October 10, 2018 
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Calendar of Events
12  No APS or ACS bus at 11:15am
12  Grandparents Day Program 9:30am, dismissal 11:15am     
12  Family Fun Night - 6-8pm
15  School Board Meeting 7pm
18  Foundation Dinner
22/23  Parent Teacher Conferences - 5:15 - 8:15pm     
24-26 CEA Teacher Convention - No School

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, Friday, October 12.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 22 & 23 from 5:00-8:15 pm. Click here for your scheduled time: Schedule

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.) If you have a last minute change, please call the school office. 

Thank you for your support of the 2018 Walk-a-Thon!   Please have all your pledges turned in to the office this week.  Thanks to you we raised over $20,000 for ACS!

We have a 14 families who have not paid for their extra Theme-T-shirts from this summer! Please send your payment into the school office by this Friday. If you are wondering if you are one of the 14, please contact Julie VanOordt at

Long Sleeve Theme Shirts   We will be placing an order for Adult Size Only Theme T-Shirts in LONG SLEEVES!  Colors available are black, charcoal, red, brown, navy and sport grey.  If you are interested in placing an order please fill out the attached link and return your form to the office along with payment of $13 per shirt ($14.50 for XXL) no later than Wednesday, October 17.  Late orders or orders without payment will not be accepted. Click here for the order form: -->   ORDER FORM

Substitute Teachers Needed   If you have interest in becoming a substitute teacher for ACS, please contact Brian Koetje @ .

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,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912_6238-260463--,00.html

Moms in Prayer meet at ACS 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!
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!

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

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

October 16 & 17
Tues:  Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, Deb Dyke
Wed:  _________
October 23
Tues:  Erin/Christy, Linda Nysse, Leah Johnson            

From the Community
Unity Christian High School is seeking a part-time Communications Specialist.  This person would be responsible for external marketing of Unity Christian while providing communications through a variety of media resources.  A few of the responsibilities include capturing the vision of Unity and turning it into engaging written and online content, ensuring excellent social media engagement, and responsible for Unity's website. For full job description and application, please email Krista Bosscher, Executive Secretary, at 
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