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Week of March 23 - 27

Hello ACS Families,
     School is back to normal with all grades back in class.  Both mission teams had incredible experiences last week. 
     The local mission group assisted Birthright on Monday by moving all the articles for sale from their storage facility over to Our Savior Lutheran Church, then organized and priced the articles.  On Friday they assisted with the actual sale and then boxed up what ever was left over for the people at Open Door.  Mrs. Wester said that thanks to the ACS students, this year the set up went smoother than it had ever went before.  On Wednesday the group went to the Union City Mission in Kansas City.  There the students toured the facility, served lunch to homeless people, washed dishes, organized the large pantry where they store the food, cleaned out the vans that they use to pick people up, cleaned up the youth room, and made dinner that evening.  At the facility they met a family with 10 children.  The students were impressed with how polite and well behaved the children were.  The students are interested in returning again, perhaps this summer.
     The Honduras team had a wonderful experience and took many pictures that are being organized into a slide show that will be shown at chapel on April 22nd.  On one day, the students had to hike a mountain to a village where they did a VBS program.  They toured a banana plantation another day.  They had a special evening set aside for the local missionaries and their families where they made a meal for them, Rhiannon did a special dance performance, Hannah clowned and made balloons, and the team fellowshipped and encouraged the missionaries.  For most of their stay, they held VBS classes and sports clinics for the students in the public schools.  They also constructed a house for a family.  The thing that stands out in the students minds is how fascinated the Honduran children were with all of them.  Many of the pictures I saw were of our students being surrounded by the children, playing with the children, and holding the children.
      Hearing the stories of the students and their experiences encourages me.  ACS desires for our students to learn to share the gospel and give of themselves as servants for others.  Our students worked hard last week and they were blessed by their efforts.  They learned to rely heavily on God for their strength.  I pray that the lessons they have learned last week will stay with them always.

Yours In Christ,
Mrs. Young

Report Cards - Went out today (3/23/09), please review, sign, and return them to the office.

Teacher Surveys - Several families have not yet returned teacher evaluations surveys.  Please fill these out and return them to the office as soon as possible.

MAACS Junior High - March 27.  This field trip for junior high students (gr. 7 & 8) is now considered OPTIONAL.  Those students who are not interested in attending MAACS will have a normal school day.  Those students still interested in attending must return permission slips by Wednesday to attend.   An email explaining the change of plans will go home to all junior high parents.

MAACS Senior High - March 26 & 27.  This is an optional field trip.  Students planning on attending need to sign up in the office and pick up a permission slip to be returned by Wednesday.  Work missed is due on Monday, March 30.

Great Escape - ACS social for grades 9 & 10 - Saturday, March 28.  The students will meet in the ACS parking lot at 2:45 pm.  They will go to the Washington Park Skating Rink in Jefferson City from 4 - 5:30.  Following skating they will be going to dinner at Olive Garden and returning home around 8:00pm.  Students need $5.00 for skating and money for dinner.  Students need to RSVP to Courtney by Friday. 

Testing - Cognitive testing April 2 - grades 3, 7, & 9 only.  No homework that day for those grades.  Iowa Basic Testing - April 6, 7, and 8 for grades K - 11.  During the week of the Iowa Basic Testing, students have no classes and no homework.  They are done before lunch. 

Sense and Sensibility Dinner Theatre -  Tickets are on sale through the cast or in the office.  Get your tickets early!  We have limited seating each performance. 
               Friday, April 24th,    at 7:00 pm  Adults: $10.00    Students: $8.00     Buffet Dinner  
               Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 pm  Adults: $  6.00    Students: $4.00     Tea & Scones
               Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 pm  Adults: $10.00    Students: $8.00     Buffet Dinner

Upcoming Events:
March 26 - Prom meeting
March 25 - Senior Meeting
April 2 - Cognitive testing grades 3, 7, 9
April 6, 7, 8 - Iowa Basics testing grades K - 11
April 9 - 14 - Resurrection Break
April 17 - School wide Easter egg hunt
April 18 - Prom


Published Monday, March 23, 2009 12:02 PM by anonymous


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