NEWS AND NOTES - December 5, 2018 
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Calendar of Events
6 & 7  Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Retreat at Beechwood Church in Holland
12   Merry Merry Marketplace
14   3rd - 8th grade Spelling Bee
14   Chapel at Unity Christian High School
17   School Board Meeting - 7pm
21   Christmas Chapel

December 24 - January 4:  Christmas Break, No School

7   School Resumes
11 Theme Chapel
12  Father-Son Event
17  Early Childhood Open house begins at 6:30pm
14-25 MAP Assessment Window
21  School Board Meeting - 7pm

Middle School Ski Club Dates
January 11, 18, 25 and February 1

Our Middle School Sports schedule can be found at:
ACS News
Our Early Childhood Open House will be held on Thursday, January 17, starting at 6:30pm. This will be the first time the general public will be able to enroll in Preschool and Child Care for 2019-20. We will be adding more options for Nature-based and Traditional Preschool, as well as adding Summer Care to the Childcare program! The best promotion for ACS is word of mouth from our current families. We would greatly appreciate if you would tell your friends and family about the Open House and our Early Childhood programs! Current families will be able to enroll for next year prior to the Open House.
The Jingle Bell Post Office is Back!    Beginning Thursday, December 6, the 2nd grade class at Allendale Christian will be running their Jingle Bell Post Office.  Christmas cards and stamps will be sold during snack recess. Mail delivery will be made at the end of each school day.  Each item will cost 5 cents (stamp, card, envelope), so you can send a Christmas greeting to a friend for only 15 cents!  All proceeds will go to purchasing chickens for families in India and Kenya through World Renew. Additional stamps and cards can be purchased through Mrs. Sheppard by parents as well.  Spread some holiday cheer with a card!

Thank you for your support of the 1st Grader Hot Chocolate Sale  All p roceeds from this sale, along with the 2nd grade Jingle Bell Post office profits, will go to support World Renew to provide chickens for needy families in Kenya and India!

Revive is currently looking to hire an Assistant Floor Manager. This position requires approximately 15 hours a week, plus one Saturday a month. Preferred schedule would be Mondays 12pm-6pm and Wednesdays 9am-6pm, plus one Saturday per month 9am-4pm. The primary focus of this position would be to assist in the overall operation of the store. This would include helping customers, working with volunteers, and working to fill the store with quality merchandise. The pay starts at $15 per hour. For a complete job description and application, please see the Revive website ( ) or pick one up at Revive. Applications are due to Revive by January 5.

If you are an Amazon Christmas shopper (or ever!), we encourage you to shop through Amazon Smile and support ACS. There is no difference with your Amazon experience, but a portion of your purchase actually comes back to ACS! We have received over $1,500 from this program. Please use the following link when shopping on Amazon: 
Thanks for supporting ACS! 

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.
Merry Merry 
Market Place
The ACS Merry Merry Market Place will be held next Wednesday, December 12!  This is the time for students to secretly shop for Christmas presents for their loved ones.  An information sheet along with an envelope was sent home with your child.  Be sure to look for it! Any questions, pleased call Kerry at 895-7678 or email
Hot Lunch
Please click the links below for more information!
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 ->

December 11 & 12
Tues: Erin, Lonna Ondersma, Linda Nysse 
Wed: ____________

December 18 & 19
Tues: Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, ________
Wed: ___________


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