NEWS AND NOTES - October 31, 2018 
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Calendar of Events
8     Picture Retake Day 11:00am - 1:00pm
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 

3    All School Christmas Concert - 6:30pm at the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center at Allendale Public School
6 & 7    Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Retreat at Beechwood Church in Holland
12   Merry Merry Marketplace
14   3rd - 8th grade Spelling Bee
17   School Board Meeting - 7pm

December 24 - January 4:  Christmas Break, No School
ACS News
Please join the ACS staff in praying for a couple items. Please pray for the family of Thea Gabrielse, Enrichment Kindergarten teacher. Thea's father, Hank Linzel, passed away on Saturday. Thea is with her family in Canada this week to celebrate the life of her father.  Also, we ask for prayers for the family of Mr. Jack Postma. Jack passed away last Friday night. Jack was the Principal of Unity Christian High School for 30 years, and had a significant impact on ACS and other local Christian Schools. Jack's visitation is today at Unity Christian, followed by a Memorial Service tomorrow evening.

Parents - If you have children that use the Creation Station (Outdoor Classroom) outside of the school day, please communicate with them to pick up items that they use. For example, there is a small library in the creation station. The books have been left out and ruined by dew, or ripped while being played with. Additionally, many of the other loose parts have been scattered around inside the fence. We encourage everyone to remember that this is one of our school's classrooms - just outdoors. Thanks for your help!

School picture retake day is November 8 from 11am - 1pm in the rotunda.  Pictures that you do not want will need to be returned to the photographer!

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

If you would like to bring a meal for the Modderman family, please click on the link below to sign up!!  

As part of their leadership initiative, the 8th grade class is organizing a bake sale on November 16 to raise money for Aicha's new van!  We would love to have volunteers sign up to bring baked goods. The sign-up for the desserts is in the middle school hallway, hanging on the bulletin board. 
We would really appreciate your help!  Here's the list of school appropriate dessert items you can bring! Reminder: all items need to be nut-free!
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes
  • Pies
  • Cakes
  • Any type of dessert 
Items will be available for students and friends to purchase at 10:00am, as well as after school! 
Questions? Contact Lilly Ratledge at

There's something for everyone at Revive, so why not give Revive GIFT CARDS this year to your family members and employees for Christmas? Gift cards are available in any dollar amount and never expire.  Stop in at the store to purchase them or order $25 certificates directly through TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) at your local EOCS and receive a rebate towards your tuition!  
Don't miss the upcoming Sales and Events at Revive this November! 
  • Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, Revive will celebrate its Christmas Spectacular with fresh Christmas items just hitting the floor at unbeatable prices!  Find artificial trees in all sizes, beautiful holiday floral arrangements, Christmas sweaters perfect for that party, and Christmas decorations of all kinds for your home.  Plus shop other sales throughout the store!
  • Don't forget to put Revive on your calendar for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday shopping this year!  There will be HUGE sales on furniture, house wares and home d├ęcor, clothing, Christmas, and much more! 
  • Check the Revive website for more details on things happening at Revive (and for your cyber Monday coupon as the date gets near).

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 ->

November 6 & 7
Tues:  Erin/Christy, Lonna Ondersma, ________
Wed: __________
November 13 & 14
Tues: Erin/Christy, Deb Dyke, ________
Wed: __________

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 

Sader Saturday Basketball Program  -- Unity Christian is pleased to offer a Sader Saturday Basketball program for boys in grades 4 - 6.  This program will be held on November 17,  December 1, 8, 15, and 22.  Each session will teach fundamental basketball skills and provide team competition.  Fourth grade boys will meet from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., and 5th/6th graders will meet from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  The cost to participate is $30 for 4th grade and $40 for 5th/6th grades, and the deadline to register is November 7.  Please go to for more information and an on-line registration link.  Information can also be found at under the "Camps & Clinics" tab. 

You're Invited to check out Sus Manos Gleaners: Desserts Served, Open-House style 
The Sus Manos Gleaners is a local non-profit organization hosting a dessert open house on Thursday, November 8 from 7:00-8:30 PM in our new production facility at 2464 Wilshere Drive in Jenison to celebrate that we are now state-certified and beginning our operating phase!
We want to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all who have blessed us with prayers, encouragement and donations to reach this point. No obligations and no RSVP needed, just come check us out! Sus Manos Gleaners will be using volunteer labor to dehydrate donated excess produce in order to feed starving people through overseas Christian missions.
 Visit us on the web at 

Allendale Public Community Ed is offering many fall classes: Hunters Safety, Snowmobile Saftey, Learn to Skate, Learn to play Hockey, CPR classes, Zumba, and more! Please click the link below for more info and to enroll!

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