Welcome to Ada Elementary School!
Here at Ada, we value the communication we have with our families and our community. This website contains a variety of information about our school that may be of interest to you and your student attending Ada Elementary. Please contact us if you have specific questions or comments, and we will be happy to talk with you.
Principal’s Welcome for Families, Aug. 1, 2017:
Dear Ada Elementary Families,
I hope your family is enjoying this beautiful Michigan summer! I am honored to be joining the Ada Elementary family as your new principal, and I look forward to working with the dynamic staff, dedicated families, and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with our students to ensure all learners achieve their individual potential, as we continue the outstanding tradition of Ada Elementary School.
This upcoming school year will be my 19th as an educator, and I maintain a relentless commitment to putting children at the center of our focus in education. I truly believe all learners should be encouraged, guided, and supported to achieve their individual potential. This marks my seventh year in Michigan, and I have completely fallen in love with “The Mitten State.” I have been fortunate enough to teach and lead in four other states, before my move to Michigan. My family originates from Fredericksburg, Texas, where my parents currently live on a beautiful ranch. We try to get back as often as possible! My husband is a Physical Education teacher for Hudsonville Public Schools, and we reside in Hudsonville with our children. We have a house full of teenagers, so life is busy, interesting, and endless amounts of fun!
I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality learning experience. As a parent myself, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. By working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met. A productive partnership begins with communication. I believe this is truly key to a successful educational experience. Along with our traditional communication avenues, we will have a few new social media sites that will allow me to share the great things happening at Ada Elementary. I would invite you to sign up for Ada Families Remind Text Messages by texting @adafhps to the number 81010. I will be using Remind to keep you informed, along with our email news system. There are a lot of important dates and information coming soon. Please follow Ada Elementary at:
On behalf of the amazing Ada staff, I offer a warm welcome to an exciting school year ahead. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. My door is always open and I would encourage you to contact me if you ever need anything. I look forward to meeting all of our families soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Kim Van Antwerp firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with our community, Forest Hills Public Schools will provide all learners with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to build meaningful and productive lives.
All learners achieving individual potential
School Colors: Green and White
School Mascot: Bulldog
School Excellence Goals:
All students will be proficient in reading. Ada will focus on close reading to support comprehension of texts.
All students will be proficient in math. Ada will work to strengthen students’ understanding of geometry, including perimeter and area, and will work to build fact fluency in K-2.
All students will be proficient in writing. This year Ada will focus on teaching students to produce well written pieces that have been thoroughly revised to include content that is well supported with details and evidence.
Contact Ada Elementary
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Main Office: (616) 493-8940
24-Hour Attendance: (616) 493-8943
Fax: (616) 493-8947
Child Care: (616) 493-8945
Principal: Kimberly Van Antwerp
Secretary: Joyce Bjork