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

Child Care Registration Now Open for the 2015-16 School Year

July 20, 2015 @ 8:17 amPosted in: District News

Online registration for the Forest Hills Public Schools child care program is now open for the 2015-2016 school year.  Child care will be available on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 8, at all elementary schools, and Central Woodlands 5/6 School and Northern Trails 5/6 School.  Visit fhps.net/child-care to submit registration forms for your child.  If you have questions, please call the Child Care office at 493-8787.

2015-2016 School Calendar

July 20, 2015 @ 7:56 amPosted in: District News, News

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 8.  For a copy of the entire school year calendar, click here.

New Member Purchase Program Announced for Computers and Select Electronic Devices Offering Discounts to FHPS Families

June 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pmPosted in: News

Forest Hills Public Schools is pleased to offer all families access to a technology purchasing program which provides discounts on the purchase of Dell products, including laptops, desktop computers, select electronics and accessories.  Through the Dell Member Purchase Program for Forest Hills Public Schools, families can take advantage of savings and special financing options.  To access the program, go to the Dell Member Purchase Program website:  http://dell.com/mpp/foresthills  and use member ID:  US241580.  On this site you can compare devices and electronics, see monthly specials, and use an online chat feature for additional sales and service information.  To see a recent flier about the program, click here.

Talent Show and Awards Assembly

June 8, 2015 @ 3:42 pmPosted in: News

Talent Show – Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:15

Awards Assembly – Wednesday, June 10 @ 9:15

Tuesday & Wednesday School Hours

June 8, 2015 @ 3:30 pmPosted in: News

This is a reminder that tomorrow and Wednesday will be half day school days.  Dismissal is at 11:55 both days.  There will be no lunch served on these two days.

June 2015 Kid Bits

June 1, 2015 @ 2:50 pmPosted in: Kid Bits News, News

Dear Ada Families,

Our school year is winding down quickly and students and staff are looking forward to the lazy days of summer. Please note that the last two days of school on Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10 are half days of school. On these days, school will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. The last day of school for Young Fives and the PM ECSE classes will be on Monday, June 8.

Two of our favorite events will occur the last week of school: Ada’s annual Talent Show and our Awards Assembly. Families are invited to attend both events to celebrate the many talents and accomplishments of our students.

As we recognize our achievements this year, we also want to reflect on our families’ perspectives of their children’s learning environment. In January, an Instructional School Survey of Families was made available to all Forest Hills families. This survey asked questions about important topics like academic standards, student support, communication, leadership, and instruction. We are pleased with the results of this survey and describe the results in the attached letter.

We are also gathering parent feedback about Ada’s reading instruction and the use of the Notice and Note strategies. This parent survey is available on the front office counter. Please take a moment to complete this two-question survey when you are next at Ada.

Have a wonderful summer break. May your days be filled with children’s laughter, fun, and relaxation!


Jo Anderson, Principal

2015 Instructional Survey for Families