Welcome to Ada Elementary!

Welcome to Ada Elementary, a wonderful place in which to learn, gain new experiences, and make friends. We are known for our culture…a culture that encourages and recognizes academic growth, promotes social responsibility, and warmly welcomes all students and families. We believe that all students can learn. Ada’s experienced staff meets collaboratively every month to review student achievement to ensure continuous improvement in learning. Our classroom instruction is interactive, relevant, and engaging. Technology is integrated into lessons that are rich in content and differentiated for learners. Students learn the importance and responsibility of caring for others. Our community partnerships, our involved parents, and the generous support of our active PTO enrich the instructional and learning experiences of our children. Take time to review our website to learn a little more about us.  Please contact us if you have specific questions or concerns at 616-493-8940, or stop by and see what makes Ada so special!


Jo Ellen Anderson

Latest Ada Elementary News

Monday - 2 Hour Delay

October 8, 2015 @ 3:48 pmPosted in: News

Next Monday, October 12, is a scheduled two hour delay.  School begins at 10:40 a.m.   There will be no morning preschool or ECSE classes that day. Thank you.

Tomorrow, Friday - Walk with the Dogs

October 8, 2015 @ 3:43 pmPosted in: News

This is a reminder that the annual”Walk with the Dogs” fundraiser event is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 9 and begins at 1:15 p.m.  The weather looks like it will cooperate with regards to rain, but please make sure your child wears comfortable shoes (they will not be able to wear their gym shoes) and something warm in the event of cool weather.   Thank you.

Bulldog News - October, 2015

October 1, 2015 @ 12:11 pmPosted in: News

The following is a list of upcoming events and important information.  Click on the “Read More” at the bottom of the list for more information.  As always, please feel free to check the Ada Calendar for upcoming events.  You can access the calendar by going to fhps.net/ada, scroll over “About” and click on “Calendar”.

  • Walk with the Dogs – October 9 from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Two Hour Delay – October 12 – School begins at 10:40 a.m.
  • General PTO Meeting – October 22 at 10:30
  • Geskus Picture Re-Take Day ( October 23)
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Heidi’s Farm Market – October 19
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Klackle Apple Orchard – October 16
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Goodwillie for Science – October 23
  • Halloween Parade – October 30 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Odyssey of the Mind Parent Meeting – October 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • K-6 – Half Day for Students – November 6   (Dismissal at 11:55 a.m. for Record Marking)  – NO PM ECSE Classes
  • Student Growth Conferences – November 11, 17 & 19
  • PTO Family Directory
  • Volunteer Background Check
  • Paper Gator
  • Sending Money to School
  • Food Allergies
  • Ada Elementary PTO Web Page Developed
  • Child Care
  • Stay Connected

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October 2015 Kid Bits

October 1, 2015 @ 11:05 amPosted in: Kid Bits News, News

Dear Ada Families,

As we enter our second month of school, teachers are working hard to encourage our students to use polite and respectful listening behaviors. Maria Nichols states, “Language development and purposeful talk are beautifully intertwined. As we grow one stronger, our capacity for the other follows suit.” When children listen to their peers, they learn from others and are challenged to give voice to their own thinking. To encourage polite and respectful listening, teachers are asking students to listen with intent to understand (hands go down and students focus on idea being shared). Ideas are thoroughly developed before moving on. How might you support this teaching goal at home? Perhaps when your family is enjoying dinner together you could practice the art of listening. Ask your child questions and listen to their responses. Then, Read more

Walk with the Dogs Fundraiser - Deadline Fast Approaching

September 30, 2015 @ 11:05 amPosted in: News

Thank you to those of you who have already contributed to our “Walk with the Dogs” Fall Fundraiser.  The PTO is hoping to raise $10,000 and we are well on our way.  The deadline for turning in your contributions is this Friday, October 2nd.   Informational packets and envelopes were sent home with students a couple of weeks ago, but additional envelopes can be found in our office.  Please consider donating to this very important fundraiser.