A.C.E. Adventurers

January 2020 News

Hello ACE families,


Happy New Year! :) We hope and pray you all had a blessed and restful Christmas. We are excited to be back and ready to learn and have a lot of fun!


We will be visiting Antarctica this month! We will be having fun with ice and snow experiments and sampling some freeze dried food. The only people that live in Antarctica are scientists so we will be putting on our scientist hats and diving deep into research and even using walkie talkies to relay our findings.


Did you know that Antarctica is actually the largest desert in the world? They get such little precipitation, it is considered arid enough to be a desert. Also, polar bears and penguins are not friends...or even enemies. Penguins live in the south and polar bears live in the northern region.


Fruit of the Spirit - Joy

Bible Verse - " Praise the Lord, all you nations! Worship Him, all you peoples! (Psalm 117:1)

Special Days

Special Days:


  • January 1st - New Year's day - No school, no A.C.E.
  • January 2nd, 3rd - No school, A.C.E in session for full day (for registered students only)
  • January 6th - First day back to School, back to regular A.C.E Schedule
  • January 15th - Early Release from Springboro Schools
  • January 20th - Martin Luther King Day - No Springboro School, A.C.E. in session for full day (for registered students only)

GPS

The Fruit of the Spirit is JOY and our Bible verse is: Praise the Lord, all you nations! Worship Him, all you peoples!" (Psalm 117:1). We will continue to celebrate Jesus' birth and dive into the meaning behind one of our most treasured Christmas songs, "Joy to the World". ACE will be traveling to Antarctica so there will be penguins and other cool facts to learn about.

January A.C.E. Snack Schedule

6th - 10th

Monday - Pancakes and fruit

Tuesday - AM - Toast Tuesday

PM - Turkey wraps with oranges

Wednesday - Polar bear rice cakes with fruit

Thursday - AM - Waffle Sticks

PM - Chicken pot pie cupcakes

Friday - Cheesy bacon ranch pasta with corn


13th - 17th

Monday - Grilled cheese and cucumbers

Tuesday - AM - Toast Tuesday

PM - Snowflake pretzels with apple slices

Wednesday - Chicken noodle soup

Thursday - AM - Polar Bear donuts

PM - Broccoli Cheese bites with applesauce

Friday - Chili with carrots


20th - 24th

Monday - Tortellini soup with apples

Tuesday - AM - Toast Tuesday

PM - Breakfast sandwiches with smoothies

Wednesday - Loaded baked potatoes with carrots

Thursday - AM - Hash Browns

PM - Chicken caesar pasta salad with peaches

Friday - Tacos with salsa


27th - 31st

Monday - Veggie Nuggets with cheese sticks

Tuesday - AM - Toast Tuesday

PM - Stuffed shells with a side salad

Wednesday - Blueberry muffins with pretzels

Thursday - AM - Bagels

PM - Banana nutella roll ups with oranges

Friday - Sloppy Joes with fruit cocktail

Parent Connection

We had a great month of December! We had such a fun time at our first annual Festive Family Fun night! Our December mission was a huge success for the foster children of the First United Methodist Children's home. The donations were so plentiful and generous that we were able to fill 61 gift bags for ages 6 months to 19 years old. We were so touched by your generosity, thank you so much for donating!


January

Mondays & Wednesdays - Bright & Fit in the Sanctuary with Fitness Blender - Melt away those extra holiday pounds! - 9 a.m.

January 7, 14, 21, & 28 - Tuesdays at 10 a.m. "Raising Giant Killers" Study (10 week study)

With honesty, humor, and keen biblical insight, bestselling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help you discover the keys to successful parenting in God's kingdom. "Parents, we rule for the purpose of protection, but we also serve with the purpose of empowering," they write. "We want to release our children into their destiny--that's the privilege of parenting."

January 21st - CPR class - H.O.P.E (Hands Only Practical Experience) + choking class for parents - $10 - click here to sign up! Please see below for more information!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EA5AF29A2FB6-cprclass

January 22nd - Parents night out - Hall around Town Trivia at The Crooked Handle from 7 - 9

Come join other parents and teachers for a parents night out and play Name that Tune! Please click on the sign up genius link to register! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EA5AF29A2FB6-parents1

CPR Class

It is something that we should all know, but somehow never get around to learning. Would you be ready to respond in an emergency? We are so excited to host a CPR class taught be Angela Maciukiewicz from Ready 2 Respond Trainings. Please click on the following link to check out her website!


https://ready2respond.wixsite.com/ready2respond


She will be teaching the H.O.P.E. (Hands on Practical Training) course. This course provides hands-on practical experience with a simplified from of CPR using only chest compressions (no mouth-to-mouth breaths). Chest compression-only CPR can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. The class will be $10. Please click on the sign up genius link to register! You are welcome to join us for dinner as well!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EA5AF29A2FB6-cprclass



She will also be offering several Babysitter Safety Courses over the winter break and in January, at the new Chamber of Commerce meeting rooms at the Performing Arts Center. If you have a tween or teen interesting in getting into babysitting, this is the perfect course for them!

Parents Night Out

Are you ready for a fun parents night out!?! Get a babysitter and join other parents and teachers on the Bright Beginnings team for "Name that Tune" trivia on Wednesday, January 22 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Scott from Hall Around Town Trivia will be at The Crooked Handle dishing out small samples of today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites. Will you be able to name them all ?!?

Let us know if you can come so that we can call ahead and let them know how many will be in our group! Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 21st. Please click on the sign up genius link to register! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EA5AF29A2FB6-parents1


Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Best of all, ITS FREE TO PLAY!

Chili Cook Off

Get your aprons out, your best chili recipe ready, grab your favorite game and join us on Saturday, January 25 for the church's annual Chili Cook-off and Game Night. There will be prizes for the best tasting, the most creative presentation, etc. Each entrant will need to provide their own 4x4 card table (decorated of course!) and chili cooked up and brought in warm (there aren’t enough outlets for everyone’s crockpots). For planning purposes, if you plan on bringing a chili, please sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054aaaaf2ba46-chili2. If you are unable to sign up in advance, please don’t let that stop you from joining the competition! Last minute entrants welcome.


Family Life Committee will provide hot dogs and drinks. If you’re not a chili cook, just bring a side or dessert to share. We could also use donations of prizes (gift cards or small gifts). Donations can be dropped off in the church office. Come early for worship at 5:30. The dinner will begin at 6:30. If you can help with this event, please contact Tina Stafford at 937-885-6839. Thanks!

Financial Peace University

Budget blown for Christmas? Credit card limits maxed? Too much month at the end of the money? It’s a common issue and it’s nearly impossible to tackle on your own. But with some expert help from Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, and Chris Hogan you can learn how to take charge of your finances in order to live with confidence and joy in today’s complex world.


You’ll learn how to live on less than you make, steadily pay off your debts, and take control of your finances once and for all. In addition to the entire course offering and seven weekly sessions (Jan 12-Feb 23) you’ll get the free app, a workbook of financial tools, access to experienced coaches, live streams that keep you motivated, and courses to help you continue your journey. Contact the church office at 937-748-2612 to register.

A.C.E. Amigos

We're so excited to bring back A.C.E. Amigos this winter. A.C.E Amigos is a mentoring program that is designed to provide our after school aged children with fun, positive and character building activities (such as science experiments, crafting, and just good old playing - as well as a yummy snack that they prepare together) with a high school age mentor.


We have had great success in matching up our mentors with our 2-5th grade children and providing both the child and the mentor with a wonderful experience!


More information will come! We will be participating in fun winter activities!