Wednesday, 14 May 2014

May 14th Journal

 The ICS Journal  

Wednesday, May 14, 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.
From the Principal’s Desk:

This morning at chapel we welcomed guests! Pastor Ed and Jane Skowron from New Tribes Mission (see shared about their involvement in mission work in Panama. The Skowrons have visited many Christian schools in Ontario this year, bringing the feel of the “missions field” much closer to home! They brought puppets who were also learning about Panama and God’s call in our lives, as well as costumes and a long list of the unreached language groups (see Facebook for more photos). All areas of life are to be restored in Christ: Panama as well as the ICS playground! Wherever our students are gifted and called to be in life, we trust that their education at ICS will help “prepare students to meet the challenge of the world and culture they live in as young and growing Christians.” That’s our mission!

in Christian education,
Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our families: This week we pray for Larry & Irene Buis and Keith & Amanda Cameron.
Praying for our staff:  This week let’s pray for Ms. Buma.
T.R.I.P:Order pickup will be on Thursday May 15th.
GIFTS Program: How are your GIFTS hours coming along? June 30 is the deadline. If you have completed your hours feel free to send your form to the school office.
Meat & Baked Goods Order Form: for June is attached. Orders are due: Friday May 30th  (please no late orders) with pickup on Thursday June 19th between 2-4 pm. Stock up for the summer bbq season!
Welcome! Starting in Fall 2014, we have Dave and Laurie Hill with Emily (going into gr 7). The Hills live on Eden Line, attend at Tillsonburg Alliance, and Emily is transferring from Straffordville PS.

Celebrating Christian Education in our Churches.
  • Sunday Jun 1 @ Tillsonburg Alliance (9:30), North Broadway Baptist (10:30). We will just show our video, Keith will speak and we will have our promotions board displayed.

ICS Track and Field is coming soon on Wed May 21 (raindate May 26). Those who have already signed up to help: thank-you! As parents, we have placed you in activities where you should be able to see your child(ren) compete. Parents, if have not signed up yet, it is not too late! Sign up by calling the office (or click / type this link: ).

Pizza Lunch: The Auxiliary will also be looking for volunteers for their track and field lunch crew. It’s a wonderful way to increase your volunteer hours. Note: All our track and field volunteers will get free lunch tickets (1 pizza, 1 drink, and 1 freezie).  Volunteers may purchase extra items also.  As soon as we have our volunteer list finalized it will be sent home with your child. Thank you
Volunteer Opportunity - We are looking for someone to take care of tabulating our grocery tape receipts and bringing them in for a refund.  This helps with your volunteer hours commitment. Please contact the office.

Leftover Paint? - The Grade 8 class is looking for donations of leftover paint to assist with a graduation project. Please let us know if you can help

Yearbook: If you would like to advertise your business in our yearbook please let us know.
Business Card $40, ¼ page $60, ½ page $100, Full Page $160, Inside cover $300
If you have any photos of school events and kids, please send to the school

Ongoing! Gifts of Healing Multi-Age Study: Over 4 Friday afternoons in May, we’re looking at the healing of the man born blind in John 9, and at a modern-day medical healer. Each “student family” group will look at a different person - Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale, Frederick Banting, Clara Barton, Louis Pasteur, or Jonas Salk. What will tie us together is the common story of Jesus’ healing of the blind man, and 4 “essential questions”:
1. Why is there illness in our world? What is wrong?
2. How are we called to work in the world today?
3. How should we respond to illness or wrong in our world? (This week’s question)
4. Who really saw in this story? How do we really see?
What did your son / daughter learn? Make this a dinner-table conversation on Friday night!

Transportation: Bus Schedule for September 2015
ICS Transportation Committee is already preparing for the 2014-2015 school year. Bus routes are changed every year to accommodate new and graduating students. Sometimes the changes are minor and other times routes can be changed significantly. If you are moving or have any special needs, please advise Jeff Vannoord by e-mail – by May 15, 2014. If you currently have a mixed pickup or drop off schedule for your children we need to know if this will still be required as well for the upcoming school year. If you no longer require bus transportation as well please let us know. If your high school children require busing please advise us.

2014 ICS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Mark your calendars for the upcoming ICS Golf Tournament being held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.  There will be a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.  The price per golfer will be $110.00 ($120 day of).  Entry fee includes lunch, green fees, cart and steak dinner.  Enter your team today!  Questions – call Lisa Vankemenade at 519-775-2622 or Tammie Vannoord at 519-773-5593. Pick up an entry form at the office or contact one of our committee – Harry Knibbe, Dean Mantel, Tracy Mantel, Ken Vandendool, Lisa Vankemenade, Jeff Vannoord, Tammie Vannoord, Jim Vording, Harley Zylstra or Jeff Zylstra

Dress Code Reminder: Summer-like days are finally here! At school we have been talking about the importance of dress with our students. As a reminder to parents, our dress code is for all grades JK - 8. Our clothing should be consistent with our goal to honour God with our bodies, as we are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19,20).  This still allows for creativity and individuality, but also requires modesty and an awareness of the impact our dress has on others in our community.
- All tops must have sleeves
- Skirts must come down to at least the knee
- Shorts must have an inseam longer than 5” (“Finger-length” is a guide for shorts)
- Tank tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, bare feet, bare midriffs, low necklines are not permitted
- No undergarments should be visible
- Clothing with objectionable logos or suggestive slogans is not permitted.
- Wearing a hat, hood or a toque is not permitted in the school building during the school day.
If needed, a reminder note may be sent home by teachers for parents of primary-age children. Junior and senior students dressed inappropriately will be asked to change (substitute clothing will be available to wear for the day), or will contact home to make arrangements to get suitable clothing for the remainder of the day.  Parents may also be notified.

Congratulations to Dylan Rempel and Hayden Guenther who were both 2nd place winners in the Christian Reformed World Missions 2014 Poster contest! There were 372 posters received from all across Canada. Great work !

KINDERGARTEN - Mrs.Groeneweg

Some of the things we have done in KINDERGARTEN…

Bible: Lost Son
         Good Shepherd
         Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
Math Problem Solving - Lots of hands-on learning activities.
SK : How to Tie Your Shoes
Frog Life Cycle
Wednesday, May 21st will be a JK day so all students can participate in Track and Field (weather permitting-raindate is Monday, May 26th)
Tuesday, May 27th - orientation morning for new students.
Field Trip: On May, 29th we are planning to go to Greenview Aviaries for the day. Leaving at 8:45 - back at school 3:10. If you would like to come with us, please let us know by May 15th. Give us a call or write a note. We will need three helpers. Thank-you.

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters

Welcome to Promise and Noria Atkinson! We pray that the Lord will bless your learning with us. The students in Grades 1 and 2 are very excited to have two new friends.
Memory Work: for Wed. May 21
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.
Psalm 8:1-2
Spelling: dictation test is on Friday, May 16
Grade 1: book, good, look, wood, took, take, stood, stand
Grade 2: which, where, there, before, after, over, again, inside, outside, under
Intramurals:  T-ball is tomorrow for grades 1 - 3.
Field Trip: On May, 29th we are planning to go to Greenview Aviaries for the day. Leaving at 8:45 - back at school 3:10. If you would like to come with us, please let us know by May 15th. Give us a call or write a note. We will need three helpers. Thank-you.
GRADES 3 and 4 – Mrs. Drop

Welcome to Abi Atkinson!  She has joined the grade 4 classroom and we are excited to have her in the class!
Happy birthday and blessings to Jocelyn Shelton ( May 13 ) and Ben Weesjes (May 17) who are ten years old this week!
Intramurals:  T-ball continues for grades 1 - 3 tomorrow!
Memory Work:   For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  Psalm 103: 11 & 12
Spelling Dictation:  will be on Fril, May 16
Grade 3 Words:  ghost, neighbour, high, knew, knot, unknown, rewrap, wrong, written, wrapper, unwrap, climb, limb, gnaw, gnat, wrote, know
Grade 4 Words: herd, heard, clothes, close, hour, our, two, too, their, there, ceiling, sealing, shoot, chute, strait, straight, medal, meddle, high, hi

Intramurals:  GRADES 5 and 6 - Ms. Buma
Memory Work: Matthew 25:34-36 - *Thursday, May 22 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Spelling Dictation: Unit 26, Friday, May 16
Accelerated Reader: Continue to read for enjoyment, and also towards achieving your individual AR goals, due on Fri. June 6.
Science: We tested our spaghetti structures today - ask how your child’s structure fared! This unit looked at both design and disaster. As designers, we can have a role in God’s world helping our neighbours in good times, and especially in bad times.
Social Studies: Our final unit will look at the ongoing Provincial election! Student Vote is a parallel election program for students under the voting age that coincides with official election periods. Students learn about the democratic process, party platforms and local candidates through classroom learning, campaign events and take-home activities. The program culminates with an authentic in-school vote on the official election candidates where by students take on the roles of election officials.

GRADES 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate / Ms. Jones
Memory Work: none (Track and Field)
Science: There will be a science unit test this Friday, May 15 on Chemical Combinations.
Art: Bring supplies for final project. Working on project Thursday and possibly Friday this week. Be prepared. Remember Report is due as well on June 11th.
L.A.: Uncle Tom's Cabin reflective thinker worksheet - Part 1-9 due Thursday May 15th
Spelling: Quiz this Friday (gr. 7) List 11: over-indulged, genuine, recovering, representative, Quaker, implication, perceived, unconditionally, detoxification, pacifist. (Grade 8 Grad prep)
Phys. Ed.: Please remember to bring a note if you cannot participate in class. If your muscles hurt do the stretches taught at the beginning of Track and Field Unit.