Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mission:  The mission of Immanuel Christian School is to prepare students to meet the challenge of the world and culture they live in as young and growing Christians.  Thus, students are taught the skill of discernment in the light of God’s Word, the practice of stewardship for creation, the required commitment to a life of Christian service, and the beauty of witness through modeling God’s love in a broken world.

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ICS Website:    519-773-8476
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LDCSS Website:   519-455-4360
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Upcoming Events

Oct.   18   Friday Family Fun Night Dinner
         21  Parent/Teacher Conferences
         23  8:55 Chapel
         24 & 25 Teacher’s Convention – school closed
         30  8:55 Chapel
         31  Picture Retakes a.m.
Sat., Nov. 16  19th Annual Sweets, Treats and Treasures Sale

From the Principal's Desk:

Welcome back to school following our Thanksgiving "break"! This year we generally followed the public school PA days, which for the students, lengthen two long weekends (Thanksgiving and Family Day). The PA day comes much earlier for us as a staff, but perhaps provides a bit of a respite for students following the first 6 weeks of school. We look forward to discussing your child's / children's learning over those 6 weeks through the parent-student-teacher interviews tonight and next Monday. As you decide is best, you are welcome to have your child / children participate with you in interviews. By necessity, these interviews are short - should you have significant issues to discuss, please use the interview as a chance to schedule a follow-on discussion.

As a staff, we appreciated last Friday to walk through our math curriculum. We refined our perspective statement. In part, it affirms that through the study of mathematics, our students will:
1.   Recognize that God is faithful and reliable in upholding the world through orderly mathematical patterns, laws and structures
      that He embedded in creation.
2.  Gain understandings of the concepts of number and space and their interrelationships.
3.  Deepen awareness of mathematics as a functional tool in solving everyday problems in diverse settings. Students are taught to
     use numbers in ways that are honest and responsible.
4.  Experience mathematics as a developing science. Mathematics is not a fixed body of knowledge but grows as cultures develop -
     and is fallible.
We affirmed an approach which meets the Ontario curriculum in the strands of numeracy, measurement, patterning, geometry, and data management. We expressed a desire to exceed the Ontario curriculum in teaching a strand on money management from a Christian perspective, as well as continuing to concentrate on mental math as an essential basic skill (represented especially by times table recall at the grade 3 and 4 levels). We also took the time to discuss in detail how math learning at each grade level fits into the next grade, seeing anew how we all work towards a common goal. Curriculum review may be a detailed process, but is an essential one to ensure that we understand the bigger picture in which we teach, and in keeping our educational program at a high standard.

in Christian education,
Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our Families:  Last week Thursday we prayed for Ryan & Annette Dykxhoorn and Frank & Rose Fehr.   
Praying for our Staff:  This week we will remember Mr. TenBruggencate in prayer.

Pull out your elastic waistband pants and loosen up your belts for ICS’s Friday Family Fun Night’s Gobble Gobble Dinner on Friday, October 18 5-7:30pm in the school gym!  A full meal of turkey, potatoes, corn, drinks + desserts will be ready for you and served by the members of the ICS School Board.  Adults $8, Children 10 + under $5.00 and all proceeds go directly back to the school - bring the family and your hearty appetite – see you there!  Take out and delivery to Heritage Place available.
New this year: Each month’s Friday Family Fun Night dinner will be hosted/served by a different group.  If you have a group (Bible study group, service club, youth group...) that would like to help out with serving in the kitchen for one night, please email Jacklyn at  .  It promises to be a fun time.

WDCS Cross Country Meet from Oct. 8th:  The overall results (weighted system) are in and we are pleased to say Aylmer placed first.  The “district” meet will be held at Dundas Valley Conservation Area.  Eric Schuurman has offered to take our 6 runners to the competition on Friday. By 4 pm 15 October, please confirm with him (cc me) if your child is able and available to make the competition on Friday October 18. You would need to drop off & pick up your runner at the Schuurman home (54503 Pressey Rd). All runners should wear ICS t-shirts and bring a change of clothing, lunches and snacks. Drop off should be around 8:15 am. The course walk is at 10 am, and the races should all be complete by 2 pm.

Ride for Refuge: The Ride occurred in London on Oct 5, with greatly diminished Aylmer participation. However, our team of 4, with 26 sponsors, raised over $2200! Thank-you to all who participated in some way! $1100 should flow back to ICS for our sponsored child and for tuition assistance, while the remaining funds will go to other registered Christian charities that support the displaced, vulnerable or exploited. We will gauge next year's participation on whether the Ride returns to Aylmer and once again is a student-friendly venue for joining with other, local Christian churches and organizations.

London District Christian School will be holding their Annual Seniors Appreciation Day on Wed., Oct. 23rd from 9:30-1 p.m.  All Seniors are invited to join us for a morning of fellowship, classroom visits and worship time, followed by lunch together. 

This week we will continue with....
                Bible: Joseph
                Letter and sound this week: n
                All About Number 6
 JK: - sorting and patterning, rhyming words, matching objects

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters

Happy 6th Birthday
Allyson Mantel
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
“May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Happy 7th Birthday
Naomi Poortinga
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
“May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Memory Work:  Memory work for the next three weeks will be Genesis 12:1-3. The students will learn verse 1 for Oct. 16, verse 2 for Oct. 23 and by Oct. 30 will be able to recite all three verses.
1.  The Lord had said to Abram,
      “Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2.  I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”  
     Genesis 12:1, 2, and 3
Spelling: Spelling dictation will be on Friday, Oct. 18
Spelling List for Grade 1: his, dig, pat, sun, put
Spelling List for Grade 2: no, go, going, most, kind, find, gave, so, do, doing

GRADES 3 and 4 – Mrs. Drop

Spelling Dictation - Review Unit - Fri., Oct. 18
Grade 3 Words:  playing, afraid, eight, waved, between, believe, please, been easy, while, which, kind, pitch, almost, coach, young, touch
Grade 4 Words:  applaud, snowflake, freedom, burglar, athlete, whisper, whistle, spring, freight, stranger, April, explain, sneakers, empty, squeeze, receive, skyscraper, lightning, bicycle, decide
Star Student for next week is Devon Klassen, followed by Lucas Krahn.
Memory Work:  Song:  Praise and Thanksgiving
                Praise and thanksgiving let everyone bring 
                Unto our Father for every good thing,
                All together joyfully sing!    (by Edith Lovell Thomas) ccli # 1443206

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms Buma

Wed. Oct. 16 – Memory Work:  2 Timothy 3:14-15 – But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Thurs. Oct. 17 – Bible Test – Daniel – Refer to your Study Guide
Fri. Oct. 18 – Spelling Dictation:  Unit 6
Fri. Oct 18 – Morning Devotions – Seth Klassen
Accelerated Reader:  AR goal due date is Fri. Nov. 8.  Some students have already achieved their First Term goals.  Others are close to it.  Some have a way to go.  Keep a steady reading pace, and continue taking quizzes regularly.
Le Français:  The students have their test results.  Please ask your child about his/her progress.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate / Ms. Jones

Grade 8 Day at LDCSS Wednesday, Nov. 6th.  See last week’s notice.
Le Français:  The students have their test results.  Please ask your child about his/her progress. 
Potluck is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd.
Spelling Quiz this Friday. All notebook and online activities are due the same day.
It was great to see all the family support for the 7/8 class at Grandparents day!  We hope you enjoyed yourself and that we will see you again soon.
Bible Project Due October 23rd
Science Test this Friday on Chapter 1- Measurement
Memory Work for next Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Isaiah 55:8-9 and for Oct 30 James 1:2-3
Recent mathematics test have been graded and returned to the students, ask your child how they fared.