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Week of March 8 - 12

     I was reminded of something this weekend - the importance of prayer.  I just spent three days in Omaha, Nebraska at the Christian Home School regional basketball tournament.  After both the girls and the boys lost their first game on Thursday evening and I was dealing with the disappointment my daughter was feeling, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I had not been praying for this event.  Even though winning the tournament was extremely important to my daughter, I had failed to pray for their success or their safety, focusing instead on praying for the Costa Rica mission trip. 
     Later when we were transporting the students going to Costa Rica from the tournament to the hotel in St. Louis, one of the vans stopped working.  After the group prayed for the vehicle, it was able to be started up again. 
     Does your busyness get in the way of your prayer time?  John Wesley explains the correlation between busyness and prayer this way.  “I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.”  We need to remember that no matter how busy our life is, that prayer is essential for every success, be it a basketball game, a mission trip, or the completion of our day.  Prayer should be an action we undertake each day to prepare us for the next day not a reaction to the events in our lives.
     Writer Chip Brogden explained the importance of prayer this way:  “If God will do whatever He wishes, regardless of whether we pray or not, then we do not need to pray at all, and the Lord's instructions on praying for the Kingdom and the Will are superfluous. But the truth is that God waits for a Remnant to rise up and to pray in agreement with His Purpose before He does anything - He will do nothing apart from the Church. Apart from HIM, we CAN do nothing; apart from US, He WILL do nothing.”

In Christ,
Mrs. Young

Pancake Breakfast
on Sat, April 10th, 8am-10am at Applebee's to raise funds for the Boston trip.  Tickets are $5 a piece and can be purchased in the office. 

All orders for sports pictures need to be in by this Friday, March 12th.

The Bookmobile will be coming to ACS on Friday March 26 from 1:50 to 2:50 this month.  Grades 7-12 need to bring their books in NO LATER than Wednesday, March 24 so they can be checked in as they will not be in school that day. 

April 10th at 6pm the Student Council will be hosting a Parent Appreciation Dinner in honor of our parents and all that they do for us throughout the year!  It will be an evening of dinner and games.  Child care is provided.

End of the quarter is March 8th.

Spring Sports (Basketball) awards night – March 18 at 6pm.  This is for players, coaches, parents, and fans of JH, JV, & Varsity basketball teams.  Each family is asked to bring a dessert to share. 

MAACS field trips – Elementary students (gr. 3 – 6) will be attending on March 19 while grades 7 – 12 remain at ACS for a normal school day.  Grades K – 2 will be off on their own field trip to Columbia.  High School students (gr. 7 – 12) will be attending on March 26 while grades K – 6 will be in school as normal.  Parents interested in chaperoning either trip, are asked to call the office this week.

Elementary field trip – March 19.  Students will be going to Going Bonkers in Columbia.  They will need $2.50 for admission.  A permission slip will be going home this week.

Iowa Basic Testing – March 29 – 31.  For students in all grades except seniors! 
Changes to the school calendar:
 Last day of school has been changed to Thursday, May 13.  We will be going to the St. Louis Zoo as a group.
 Graduation for Class of 2010 on May 8th has been moved to 2:00pm.

Great Escape for grades 9 & 10 is going to be March 20th.  Plans are in the works to go to Silver Dollar City.  Cost will be around $39.00.  Chaperones are needed, please call Mrs. Porter at 660-438-6165.

Prayer & Praise:
Continued prayer for the mission team in Costa Rica; for the high school students and adults going to St. Louis; and for the 3 students staying behind to work on the ACS yearbook.  Keep your bracelets on!

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball team who took third place in the tournament and the Varsity Girls Basketball team that ended up in 6th place.  Thanks to the coaches for their dedication and time.  We had a very successful season!


Chaperones needed for Elementary and High School MAACS field trips.  Please call the office or Mrs. Bergman.

Chaperones/drivers needed for the K – 2 field trip to Columbia on March 19.  Please call Mrs. Mindy Rehmer.

Mark Your Calendar:
March 8 – 15            Mission trip to Costa Rica
March 11 & 12          Mission trip to St. Louis
March 18                  Bible Quiz team Competition
April 10                    Parent Appreciation Dinner
April 1 – 6                Easter Break
April 9                      School Easter Egg hunt                                                                      
April 10                    Parent Appreciation Dinner
April 18                    Senior/Junior Prom
April 30 & May 1      Big Bad Musical


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