Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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.


School’s email address:  immanuel@amtelecom.net
Principal’s email address:  icsprincipal@amtelecom.net
ICS Website:  www.immanuelchristianschool.net    519-773-8476Check us out on Facebook:   facebook.com/ICSAylmer      
        Twitter:  twitter.com/ICSAylmer
LDCSS Website:  www.ldcss.on.ca   519-455-4360
Christian Education Foundation (endowment fund): www.ldcef.org


Upcoming Events

Jan.  24  ICS GST Auction
        27,28 - no LDCSS, turn around days
        28  Basketball Tournament
        29  8:55 Chapel gr. 7 & 8 - you are invited!
        30  Knights of Columbus Free Throw
        31  Electives;  New Parent Info Evening    
Feb.   5  8:55 Chapel gr. 1/2  
              LDCSS Open House & Information Evening
          7  Speak of in gym;  Electives
        15  Annual LDCSS Curling Bonspiel

From the Principal’s Desk:

I look forward to seeing many of you at our bi-annual GST Auction this Friday. ICS is blessed with an incredibly strong and faithful community, and we are blessed with your support in donations of your goods, talents and services, as well as your enthusiastic and generous bidding! Fundraising events are always important to an independent Christian school. This is especially so in a year where our Board is committed to making tuition accessible for as many families as possible and holding to high expectations in the quality of our educational program, at the cost of a deficit budget. We are coming up to our 60th anniversary, and we pray with thankfulness as our Lord continues to allow us to thrive and strengthen the children entrusted into our care! I look forward to “Mr Cameron at your service”! See you on Friday night!
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our Families:  Murray & Georgie Rodenburg and Glenn & Jennepher Rollins.  
Praying for our Staff:  Mrs. Robinson

We extend congratulations to Andrew & Keli-Lyn Lockyer and their children Aryanna (1) and Danielle (at home), with the birth of Sydney-Lyn, 7 lbs. 5 oz. last Thursday evening!  We thank God that all is well with mother and daughter!

GST AUCTION:

IT’S ALMOST HERE!  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!!!
If you haven’t yet dropped off your donations, please do so as soon as possible.  Your donations can be brought to the school Thursday evening (after 7:00 p.m.) and Friday throughout the day.  Committee members will be available to assist you at those times. As in the past, there will be an Additions Page.  Be sure to get yourself a copy upon entry to the Auction on Friday.
Remember that Auxiliary will have the kitchen open for business at 5:30 p.m.  COME WITH AN APPETITE!!!
Also don’t forget we have FREE babysitting available.  Contact Tracy Mantel (519.269.3000) to reserve your child’s spot.
GST AUCTION COMMITTEE – Angie Bergen, Tracy Mantel, Carrie Vis, Paddi Vandendool, Bettina Vandersleen, Tammie Vannoord and Jill Vording!


Transportation Reminder:  Mon Jan. 27 and Tue Jan. 28 Mrs. Tesselaar’s bus will leave 25 minutes later in the morning.  

The Cheese Order for Feb. is attached:  Orders are due Wed Jan. 29 with delivery Wed Feb. 5th.

Breakfast Snack Program:  Are there any parents or grandparents who would be interested in baking banana muffins or oatmeal cookies for our breakfast program?  We would need 90 pieces.  If interested please call Carrie at 519-765-3433.

New Parent Information Evening:
Promotions is hosting our Annual Information Evening, on January 31, starting at 5:30, for families that have expressed interest in our school.  They are invited to dinner, a classroom visit for the children, and a brief information session and tour of the school for the parents.  For those that received an invite, please R.S.V.P. to the school by Wednesday, Jan. 29.  
We are looking for volunteers to supply a pot of soup for our information evening on January 31st. If you are able to help out with a pot, please contact Carrie Vis at 519-765-3290.  Thanks for your help.  

Fish Tales:
We are very excited to let you know that we decided on a musical with the title: Fish Tales. Performances are April 14th and 16th!  The story is about the Fish Tales Fishing Tournament and children will join their host, Mr Gill, for a great time of fishing and listening to Bible stories about fish. To make this musical successful we need 6 students from grades 7 and 8 to play the roles of some characters and we also need students to play the background roles of children participating in the fishing tournament who will also be singing in the choir. This will be for grades 4 - 8. Sign-up sheets for auditions for the characters are on the bulletin board. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 27th at lunch recess. Another sign-up sheet will be for those who want to be involved in the choir.

Newspapers:  Please bring all newspapers for recycling to our storage shed at Martin’s Lift Truck, (48180 Talbot Line, west on Hwy 3, on the North side of the road).  Our other drop location is the VandeHoef farm (52442 Lyons Road).  Please do not drop them off at the school.

Are you considering London District Christian Secondary School for your child’s future education?  We invite you to join us Thursday, February 6th, 2014, at 7p.m. at London District Christian Secondary School for an Information and Desert Evening. Tour the school, Meet the teachers and Learn more about LDCSS. If this date is inconvenient, please feel free to arrange another time to visit. This evening is open to families with students in grades 6-8.  For more information please contact Margaret Schmor at mschmor@ldcss.ca     

FROM THE CLASSROOMS:


JUNIOR / SENIOR KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Groeneweg

Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…
Bible: Gideon
Letter and sound: l
SK - Beginning and ending sounds
                   Sight word: go
                   Shapes: hexagon, trapezoid
JK - Shapes: square, triangle, circle, rectangle
Show and Tell: JK - Thursday, January  23
                                    SK - Friday, January 24



GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters

Happy 7th Birthday
Eden Shelton
Thursday, January 23, 2014
“May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15
Memory Work: storytelling story
Spelling: Spelling Dictation words for Friday, January 24
Grade 1: gate, rake, name, bake, fine, bike, hide, mine
Grade 2: now, down, how, out, shout, about, our, house, slow, show
Storytelling: Please help your child learn the storyline well  so that he/she can enjoy speaking with different character voices and also add some actions. Below is the storytelling presentation schedule for Grades 1 & 2. Please have your child take the story book or copy to school on the presentation date if his/her story is not in the storytelling envelope. Thank you.
Monday, January 27: Xavier, Naomi, Sarah, Marcel
Tuesday, January 28: Eden, Delilah, Phoebe
Wednesday, January 29: Josiah, Allyson, Aryanna
Thursday, January 30: Owen, Jedidiah, Gavin
Friday, January 31: Joshua, Makayla, Dylan, Kahlen
Reading Buddies/Storytelling Practice: The students should bring their storytelling script/book to school for Thursday morning so that they can practice once again with their reading buddies. This will be a great opportunity  for their reading buddies to help them along in memorizing their story and possibly giving them some added  ideas in presenting their story.



GRADES 3 and 4 – Mrs. Drop

Storytelling/Poetry Presentation Schedule: Please continue to practise your story/poem.  Have fun being expressive and including some actions!  Please bring your story/poem to school on the presentation date if it is not in the storytelling/poetry envelope.  Thank you.  
Wed., Jan. 29 - Devon, Caleb, Gracie, Lily, Lucas, Megan
Thurs., Jan. 30 - Jocelyn, Victor, Claire, Allie, Ben, Joshua
Fri., Jan. 31 - William, Mariah, Selena, Randall, Hayden
Memory Work:  Continue to memorize your story/poem.
Spelling Words for Fri., Jan. 24:
Grade 3:  looked, good, brook, football, cookie, stood, full, put, food, school, truth, room, true, chew, due, great, stand
Grade 4:  cleaner, cleanest, bigger, biggest, earlier, earliest, quicker, quickest, busier, busiest, rougher, roughest, heavier, heaviest, happier, happiest, lazier, laziest, faster, fastest
Math:  We are studying multiplication.  Grade 3 :  Review the 4 and 5 times tables. Grade 4:  Review the 6 and 7 times tables.


GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms Buma
Spelling Dictation:  Fri. Jan. 24 - Unit 14
Friday Morning Devotions:  (Jan. 24) Josiah VanGurp
Memory Work:  Speeches
Speech Practice: A number of students have already written the rough draft of their speech. When the rough draft has been completed, students should begin practising their presentation, alone, and/or in front of a family member.  Time yourselves, Grades 5 & 6!  You are allowed 3 to 5 minutes to say your speech.  You many refer to your Q-cards to guide you, but you may not read your speech.  Below is your Public Speaking schedule.
Public Speaking schedule for Grades 5 & 6.
Mon. Jan 27 - Micah, Victoria, Grace
Tues. Jan. 28 - Holly, Matthew, Dylan
Wed. Jan. 29 - Jordyn, Samantha, Kaylynn
Thurs. Jan. 30 - Cody, Michael, Josiah
Fri., Jan. 31 - Seth, Braden
Science:  We heard group presentations on how technological advances (telescopes) have changed the way we see God’s universe! As incredible details are unfolded, the awe deepens. Next up: individual research on our solar system, including a scale model!
Optional opportunity at UWO Cronyn Observatory: Free public open night on Sat Feb 8 from 7 - 9 pm! This is a time to view the skies through the telescope and to pose your favorite questions to the astronomer hosting the evening. Objects viewed vary with the season, but might include the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, binary stars, star clusters, planetary nebulae, or galaxies. There is nothing like seeing these wonders with your own eyes!
Boys Basketball Reminder: Exhibition game with St. Thomas Community Christian School tomorrow, Thurs Jan 23 at ICS.  The game will be done at 4:45.  Team players will need to take a few minutes to help set up the gym for the Auction.  Parents who are waiting may help with the set up as well.  
Basketball Tournament: the small schools tournament is coming soon on Tue Jan 28th. As a school, ICS is also convening this tournament. The convening school provides the concession stand. We’ll plan on using our few senior students who are not on a team to operate the stand, with all profits going towards the gr 7/8 camping trip. Parents who may be able to assist with a shift over the period 9 am - 1:30 pm are asked to contact Mr. or Mrs. Cameron.
The first game for the boys is 9 a.m. for the girls 9:45.  Boys quarterfinals start at 3, girls at 3:45. Girls finals 5:00, boys at 5:45 p.m.  The schedule will be coming home today.


 
GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate / Ms. Jones
Upcoming Tests
  1. Mathematics test on Unit 6 next Thursday, January 30th.
  2. Science test on "Force, Work and Energy, Friday, January 31st.
Memory Work: Matthew 16:15-18

Boys Basketball Reminder: Exhibition game with St. Thomas Community Christian School tomorrow, Thurs Jan 23 at ICS.  The game will be done at 4:45. Team players will need to take a few minutes to help set up the gym for the Auction.  Parents who are waiting may help with the set up as well.  
Basketball Tournament: the small schools tournament is coming soon on Tue Jan 28th. As a school, ICS is also convening this tournament. The convening school provides the concession stand. We’ll plan on using our few senior students who are not on a team to operate the stand, with all profits going towards the gr 7/8 camping trip. Parents who may be able to assist with a shift over the period 9 am - 1:30 pm are asked to contact Mr. or Mrs. Cameron.
The first game for the boys is 9 a.m. for the girls 9:45.  Boys quarterfinals start at 3, girls at 3:45. Girls finals 5:00, boys at 5:45 p.m.  The schedule will be coming home today.