Wednesday, 26 November 2014

November 12th Journal

Wednesday, November 12th, 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.

Upcoming Events

              12 Building for our Children’s Future- ICS Fall Social 8pm
              14 PD day for ICS/ LDCSS- report card writing
              15 Tillsonburg Parade 2 p.m.
                    Sweets, Treats, Treasures Sale at ICS
                    OACS Governance conference
              19  Chapel (gr 7/8) Pizza lunch, AR Skate 2-3pm
              21  WDCS Volleyball Tournament
              22  Aylmer Christmas Parade 2 p.m.
              24  Protectors Week begins
              25  Western Theme day
              26  Report cards sent home, Protectors Chapel                               
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360
Foundation (endowment):

From the Principal’s Desk:
My theme this week is connections: the school with…
     1.         Our wider community: as part of a long-standing tradition, all grade 1 to 8 students joined in the Town of Aylmer Remembrance Day ceremony, reinforcing that we are part of a wider town, country and world. It is a world desperately in need of Christian witness, as our mission declares.
     2.         With each other: in 2 weeks we embark on our Protectors Theme Week, and focus on our responsibility to stand alongside each other in courageous, non-violent ways. As part of an increased focus on our school multi-age “families”, we will be displaying these unique connections more personally in our front foyer.
     3.         With our parents, members and supporters: let your voice be part of our “Building for our Children’s Future” social tonight at 8 pm!
yours in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our families: Please join our staff as we pray for John & Tina Hiebert and Dave & Lori Hill. As well, we pray for other families needing God’s grace and comfort right now.
Praying for our staff: On our staff rotation, please pray for our Bus drivers. Mrs Rita Tesselar, Mr & Mrs Walters and Mr Case Vannoord.

T.R.I.P: Orders are due Nov 13 with pickup on Nov 20. It’s not too early to start thinking about picking up your gift cards for Christmas giving
Meat & Baked Goods Sale: Order form is attached. Orders are due on Thursday Nov 27th, with pickup on Thursday December 18th.
Cheese orders: Next order will be sent out on November 19th, due by the 26th and devery December 3rd

Sweets, Treats and Treasures Sale:  The BIG day is almost here ICS!!!  Our 20th annual Sweets, Treats and Treasures Sale is this Saturday, November 15 right here at our school!!  This year we are very excited to bring you our KIDS ZONE complete with games, an old-fashioned grab barrel AND sweet treats!!!  We’ll also be cooking up fresh, buttery POPCORN and swirling around CANDY FLOSS in a cone!!  New this year too is our GENERAL STORE filled with candy for all ages!!  YUMMY!
Empty your wallets and fill your bags with treasures of all kinds!  We’ve got Arbonne, Epicure, Tupperware, Norwax, Scentsy, Jamberry Nails, Thirty-One, Bear Friend Factory and Pampered Chef.  We’ve also got Iron Man, as we’ve named him, with his unique handcrafted metal pieces for indoors or outdoors.  Even Derrick Drover will be there!  Not only is he a talented musician offering up his amazing CD’s, but he’s a woodworker too!  And don’t forget to grab your freshly made potted greens or other rustic items to decorate your home from our own Winter Wonderland in the front entrance!!
Or simply come out and enjoy a delicious lunch of hearty chili, authentic Dutch croquettes (if you haven’t tried these before you’ll have to this Saturday!), Dutch meatball soup, Zumbartsch (a fabulous blend of sausage and potatoes!), or a slice of Janneke’s famous Boterkoek!
We’ve got it all this year!!  Food, fun, fabulous finds and even free babysitting!  So plan to drop in this Saturday.  We promise you’ll love it and your kids will too!!Since there is currently no one with a baking table at our craft sale this year, the Ladies Auxiliary would like to put a school table in the sale. If you are able to bake something for our table, we would greatly appreciate that!  Please drop off your donations on Friday or Saturday If you could package them in "sell-able" sizes, that would be even better.  Things that sell well are brownies, fresh breads, pies, cupcakes and anything chocolate! We still need volunteers to help in the kitchen . If you cannot help out, be sure to stop by the sale for some Christmas shopping!
Pizza lunch November 19: This will be our first hot lunch of the school year and is tied to the Accelerated Reading skate. Orders are due by Thursday November 13th. No late orders please!

AR Skate November 19. As part of our rewards program, students who achieved their Term 1 reading goals may skate next Wednesday afternoon at EECC free of charge, courtesy of the Student Fund. We ask non-skaters and children in gr 1/2 to please wear a helmet. Skates may be rented for $2 if needed. Those who missed their goal may also join, for a cost of $3 (paid in advance). Way to go on your reading!

Interested in joining the school band? The school band is designed for musicians ranging from the most talented and proficient to the less experienced. Now as a part of our education program, it is open to Grades 5 to 8 at no additional cost. You will have an opportunity to develop instrumental playing skills, music making and reading skills, and teamwork skills.
Band Expectations:
1. Take ownership of instruments and resources provided.
2. Commitment for attendance and practising regularly outside the school (45 min./week).
3. Be cooperative and respectful to Ms. Heo and band members.
4. Listen and follow instructions given. Do not play any of unassigned instruments in the music room.
5. Same terms and conditions apply for possible loss and damage made to instruments as outlined in Immanuel Christian School: Instrument Care and Loan Contract form.
Important Dates:
Mon. Nov. 17: Practice during lunch at 12:35pm.
Mon. Nov. 24: After school practice begins from 4:00-5:00pm
Additional Notes:
If you are in Grade 7 or 8, you will have the instruments you play in the music class. If you are in Grade 5 or 6, there is a limited choice of instruments, so sign up early! If you own one, you may bring your own instrument.There is going to be a try-out, and we are seeking drummers to audition.

Electives: Do you have a special talent you can share with our student body? Electives are a 5 week unit for grades 4-8 in late January - early February. In the past we have included activities such as Woodworking, Cooking and Baking, Badminton, Computers, Small Engines, Cake Decorating, Curling and the like. Can you help? Please contact the Ed Ctte chair, Ray Kaastra (, or the office by Nov 15th

2014 Christmas Parade Float - This year our school will be participating in the Tillsonburg Christmas Parade on Saturday November 15 at 2pm as well as the Aylmer Christmas Parade on Saturday November 22 at 2pm.  The Promotions Committee would like to thank the 5 families who have volunteered so far.
Your help is greatly appreciated and has allowed us to put a float in Tillsonburg for the first time!
We still need more adults and children who would be able to ride the float and hand out candy at the Aylmer parade. If you are able to help at either parade, please send an email to Charlena Ypma at or contact the school office. Remember that when you help with this extra-curricular activity you are earning valuable volunteer hours.
LDCSS: Are you considering London District Christian Secondary School for your child’s secondary education?  We invite you to join us Thursday, November 20th, 2014, at 7p.m. at London District Christian Secondary School for an Information and Desert Evening.  Come 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

LDCSS: London District Christian Secondary School invites you attend the LDCSS Fall Membership Meeting this Thursday, November 27th at 7:30 p.m.  Come and find out about all the exciting things happening at LDCSS!

Senior Small-School Volleyball Tournament: This will be held on Friday November 21 at LDCSS. Schedules will soon follow. Students need to coordinate their own rides, please see your coach if you need assistance. Due to important other events, sadly neither Mr TenBruggencate nor Mrs Bosma will be able to make this tournament date. Mr Cameron will step in as coach. A parent volunteer from each team would help greatly with coordinating both teams at the same time - please let the office know if you can help!

Journey with Jesus: All students need a tunic for the presentation of our Christmas Program. It’s not too hard to make one at home.
For Primary: Adult-sized t-shirt in white, cream or brown.
Grades 3 and up: Tunics made out of a white, cream or brown sheet or tablecloth.
All grades: For head covering bring a towel and a dark coloured headband.
Belt: leather or made out of yarn.Due Date: November 21, 2014

How to make a tunic - These pictures show three ways to make a tunic from cloth.
JR / SR KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Groeneweg (
I would like to extend a big thank you to Mrs. Vyn for teaching the JK/SK class for the past two weeks. I was able to travel to BC to attend my son's wedding and to spend a wonderful time with family and friends. It was truly a special occasion to see my three grandchildren participate in the wedding of their aunt and uncle whom they do not get to see very often. We had a great time and it is good to be back.

Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible : Moses - Out of Egypt, Food and Drink in the Desert
Letter and Sound : r
All About Number : 10
New Unit : Preparing for Winter ( animals and people)

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Nov. 19
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Luke 2:17-18
Spelling: dictation test for list 10 words will be tomorrow Nov. 13
Words for Gr. 1: top, stop, men, fix, fox
Words for Gr. 2: place, make, making, help, here, want, nice, to, two, into
Intergenerational Project with Chartwell Retirement Residences: Thank you for all the gifts the children brought to fill up the gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There were so many gifts we ran out of boxes to put them in, so we finished by filling up bags that will later be put into boxes. The seniors and students enjoyed helping each other decide what needed to go into each box. We thank the Lord for blessing our time together last Friday afternoon. The boxes will be delivered to hurting children in some of the most destitute parts of the world as tangible and very meaningful expressions of God’s love. Each is more than what is in the box - each is an important seed for spreading the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ.
Grand-Pal Letters: While filling up the gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child we got to meet some of the students Grand-Pals. Some students even got to visit their Grand-Pal’s room. Connor’s Grand-Pal was celebrating her birthday with her family and friends so we all sang happy birthday to her.  There were lots of happy smiles while meeting and greeting each other.

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (
Wed. Nov. 12 - French Quiz Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Seasons
Thurs. Nov. 13 - Bible Studies Test 2 (Book of Ephesians, and the Armour of God) for students whose recent Bible tests from last week, required parent’s signature.
Accelerated Reader:  AR goal due date is Thurs. Nov. 13.
Thurs. Nov. 13 - Spelling Dictation.  Unit 9
            Grade 3 way, these, niece, might, show, float, brain, mean, close, tried, cube, uniform, stayed, 
           price, usually, wreath, parade
            Grade 4 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, January, February, July, August,  
           September, November, month, year, holiday, autumn, season, calendar, second, minute,
           monument, cenotaph
Scholastic Book Orders - November Book Order Forms are due Thurs. Nov. 13. Thank you.
Wed. Nov. 19 - Memory Work -  (Song) What Can I Give Him
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part.
Yet what I can I give him-give him my heart
Student of the Week: Our Student of the Week this week is Sharon Klassen.
Next week: (Nov. 17 - 21) Selena Kroondyk


GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

We are leaning to be detectives! Pictures of detectives usually show magnifying glasses and finding things with your eyes but we know that we can also observe with our ears by listening. We are learning observations skills in Social Studies as we understand the amazing things the Ancient Greeks did by being observers and seekers to understand how the world works. In Creation Studies we are watching and being curious and listening to the intricacies of God’s Creation. Everyday we are challenging ourselves to seek information through clues in our notes and around the classroom before we ask for help. Good Job Grade ⅚.

Memory Work: Old Testament Books of the Bible for next Thursday. See hand notes and chart in notebook as well as link to a song on wiki page.
Art: Students are working on Remembrance Day Posters. Have complete my Monday, November 17.
Spelling:  Spelling List 10 Quiz and worksheets due Thursday. Have all corrections complete before handing in books.
A.R. Goals due Thursday.
L.A. - Have “Teammates” worksheets 833 and 834 finished by Thursday.
French: Unit 2 French test will be on Thursday Nov 20. Please study the sheet entitled "Everything you need to know for French Unit 2"
Congratulations to Megan Friesen for winning the Student Merit Award for Thankfulness:)


GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (am) / Mr. Cameron (pm) or

Please see our class wiki page (linked from the ICS website,


Memory Work: Matthew 5:1-6

Math: Unit test Thursday, November 13 on Fractions
Language Arts - Spelling: Dictation on Fridays
Science: This is a Science Fair year! The Fair will be held after March Break. We will start brainstorming project ideas in class, with students having until Dec 3 for a preliminary project idea.
French: Unit 2 French test will be on Monday, Nov. 17.  Please study the stapled sheets "Everything you need to know for French Unit 2"      
Journey with Jesus: All students need tunics for Fri Nov 21. Class “fashion show” on Mon Nov 24. For gr 8s, we will be dressing up as a Biblical character in Jesus’ family line. Additional costumes are required for this, and some limited ICS ones are available on first-come, first-serve basis - see Mr Cameron.
Ice Rink Project: With sufficient student interest and availability, we will see how we can plan, build and maintain a small ice rink at ICS this year. Parents able to lend some expertise to the project are also welcome! See Mr Cameron…
Art: Have a plan for next Tuesday Art Class to work on one of the following: Remembrance Day Poster for contest, Fish poster for contest, upgrade project for submission. All resources need to be printed for next class. No computer time will be available. All work is due Wednesday, November 18.Collage work still incomplete: Amanda, Joseph, Jessica, Caleb, Correy, Dean, Kira, Emily, Victoria, Samantha, Matthew.