Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Friday hours are 7:30 to 1:50 p.m.
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What is Project Serve?
ACA’s Project Serve is an event in which students, staff, and families serve our community. This supports ACA’s mission of building Christian character by instilling in our students a strong sense of their roles in the community, church, and family.
As students go out into the community to serve, they are also inviting friends and family to support ACA’s Annual Fund, to advance the school’s mission.
As we raise funds for our school, our students, staff, and faculty will serve others in our community and various ministries throughout February and March. A few of these service activities include:
- A Meals from the Heartland meal packing event
- Special projects in elementary classrooms serving various ministries
- Community Service day
Supporting Project Serve
All funds raised through Project Serve go to the ACA Annual Fund to benefit our school! Join us by supporting our efforts!
For questions, please reach out to Hans Hoeksema, Advancement Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lori Blake, Advancement Coordinator (email@example.com).
If you are interested in attending ACA, please complete this form to be put on a waiting list.
All parents will be required to interview with our administrator, Dr. Steve Robinson, or our Elementary Principal, Mrs. Joyce Hansen. All students must come from a home where at least one parent or guardian has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agrees with Ankeny Christian Academy’s Statement of Faith and supports our policies.
Mrs. Kelsey Fiala
I am so excited and humbled to be joining the staff at ACA as the Literacy Lab Instructor / Librarian. I have enjoyed volunteering at ACA in many ways over the years and being active in PTF. Literacy has been a passion of mine since I was young. I graduated from UNI with a major in Elementary Education and a Literacy minor. I also received Reading and Language Arts endorsements. I was a classroom teacher for 2nd and 4th grades prior to the birth of our first son. I am married to my husband John and we have two boys, Brock and Dean, who have now attended ACA for several years.
I am very discerning of materials introduced to children and believe in high quality content that not only provides depth, but is also rooted in truth (and not necessarily what is being pushed by popular culture). There are many books published today that are very popular among children, but don’t add much depth and value to their reading time. I want to help kids fall in love with books – to fall in love with reading! I love the anonymous quote – “Everyone is a reader; some just haven’t found their favorite book yet.”
I grew up in a home that didn’t know Christ, but God’s grace covered me long before I knew Him. He placed people in my life that planted seeds throughout my teen years and I became a Christian after my freshman year of college. I quickly learned, when we can focus on Christ, instead of the world around, we can ‘throw off everything that hinders us and run the race He has set before us’, rather than the race we ourselves want to be in! God continues to humble me daily in my walk as I grow closer to Him and the path He has set before me. He continues the sanctifying work through His Holy Spirit and I’m thankful for the pruning over the years that has allowed me to grow more into who He wants me to be versus what I thought the world wanted me to be.
I’m so grateful of the awareness I’ve gained through the Spirit of the spiritual warfare and that our greatest strategy is prayer and putting on the Armor of God! He has equipped us with His Word to daily battle the enemy who wants to distract us from God’s purpose for us. We have faced many trials and hardships through the years and I’m thankful it has grown me closer to God and be more able to fully surrender my life to Him. It’s opened our eyes to more clearly see what matters and to daily seek how I can have kingdom impact and be used for His glory. I can’t do things in my own strength, nor can I find peace in anything or anyone but Christ alone. My prayer is that others may have seeds planted by my walk, words, prayers, or simply lifting others up with a smile. I believe each year, I should be able to look back on my walk with God and see how I’ve grown closer to Christ through the study of His Word, prayer, serving, and loving others well.
I stumble daily, but I’m thankful His mercies are new every morning! Finding JOY isn’t always easy, but as God has helped us persevere through trials, He has helped me find the positive side of most things and it has become a life outlook – seeking the positive in all situations. We don’t find joy in things of this world, but by setting our mind on things above – thinking of Jesus first, then Others, then Yourself. JOY. It’s a simple, yet profound way to shine our lights for Him and I look forward to bringing that simple reminder to the Library and students at ACA!
You’re invited to ACA to view classrooms and speak to specific teachers in preschool, begindergarten, and kindergarten. This is a come and go event for adults only. Children will be invited to the Round-Up on March 24 and 25. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, get oriented with the school, meet the faculty, and get more information on our programs.
Contact the following with questions:
Joyce Hansen, Elementary Principal | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (515) 965-8114 Ext. 157
Teri Strong, Preschool Teacher | Email: email@example.com | Phone: (515) 963-9933 Ext. 300