Wednesday, 10 December 2014

December 10th Journal

Wednesday, December 10th, 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

Dec.     15  Christmas Performance at 7:00 pm
            16  Christmas Matinee at 10 am, 1:30-2:30  School Skate
            17  Sub lunch
            18  Grade 1 &2 trip to Chartwell at 1:30pm
                  LDCSS Christmas Concert  7:30 p.m
            19 Red & Green Day. Last school day before Christmas Holidays, dismissal 20 minutes early due to LDCSS early dismissal.
Jan.       5  Classes resume
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

From the Principal’s Desk:

As we walk through this season of Advent, I would ask you to consider supporting our two school service projects: the Corner Cupboard food bank and the Optimist distribution of hats, mittens or socks. Our students will all be receiving gifts, together let’s consider sharing in recognition of the resources God has given us. Our two hall trees are a little bare right now…!

Christmas is a busy time, but before we know it, January and school registration is already upon us! Please be talking up ICS with your friends and acquaintances! Our prospective parents are attending area churches, live within our bussing area, and are taking God’s command to raise their children in the faith seriously! You should know about the following Promotional events:

  • New Families’ information Night, Fri Jan 16 at ICS. Intended for parents of children aged 0-13 who want to know more about a Christian education at ICS!
  • Jump into Kindergarten, half-day “trials” on Feb 2, 9, 13, and 20. Book a spot through the office!

yours in Christ, Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our families: Please join our staff as we pray for Teus & AnneMarie Korevaar and John & Anna Krahn.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for Mrs. Groeneweg.

T.R.I.P: Orders due tomorrow Dec 11th by 9 a.m. and pickup on Dec 18th.
As the Dec 18th delivery date is only one day before Christmas holidays, it is very important to get your Christmas order in ON TIME for guaranteed delivery. Late orders will be filled with available stock, so we cannot guarantee we will have everything.*All orders must also be accompanied with a cheque for at least half of the total. If your order is faxed in, please mail in your cheque. Give Grace (519-317-1518) or Theressa (226-984-1026) a call if you need gift cards earlier than Dec 18th

Christmas Meat & Baked Goods Sale: Pickup on Thursday Dec18th.
Cheese orders: Order attached, due by the 17th. Please no late orders!  Delivery will be on Jan 7th.

Journey with Jesus.jpgADDITIONAL SHOWING! Christmas Presentation - Journey with Jesus: Mark Monday, December 15 at 7 pm and Tuesday, December 16 at 10 am on your calendars! In this school-wide project, students have examined different topics to have an understanding about the life of Jesus. What did Jesus wear? Which buildings did Jesus know? Who is in Jesus’ family? How did Jesus travel? What work did Jesus do? We will create a school-wide presentation for the Christmas program to take the community on a “Journey with Jesus” inside our school, with our grade 8s as “character hosts”.  
Each classroom will be transformed into a biblical setting according to their topic as students present their work through props, costumes, artwork, written pieces, etc. Due to a limit on tour group size (classes are only so big), you need to reserve tickets - please click on or call the office soon! Tickets will be sent home on Weds Dec 10.

Hot lunch:  Wed. Dec 17 will be a Subway lunch.  This is new to ICS and we'd like to give it a try. The subs are 6 inches in length and come in turkey, ham or roast beef.  They each come with cheese.  Each student can fill out the form for what they would like on their sub. If they would like more than one 6 inch sub, please fill out an additional form.  They come individually wrapped and labelled from Subway.  Enjoy! Prices are $2.50 for ham and 2.75 for turkey or roast beef.  We will serve juice boxes with this meal but no ice cream this time. Forms are at the back of the journal and are due on Friday Dec 12th.

a pile of red and greenRed & Green Day: The School spirit team will be hosting a Red/Green Day on Friday, Dec 19th.  
Please look in your closets and dress-up boxes to see what you can find to wear. Be ready to show your Christmas colours and all their finery! We are looking for the best dressed/most creative Red/Green girl and boy in each grade. Prizes will be delivered at lunch time. Remember to include your smile!

Service Projects for this Christmas Season
Food Drive for the Corner Cupboard: Continue to add to the collection of non-perishable food under the decorated Christmas tree that is in the front hall. These items will be picked up by the Corner Cupboard and will be distributed to needy families at Christmas time. Please help us by picking up a few extra items with your weekly groceries and send them to school with your child(ren)
Hat/Mittens/Socks for the Optimist Club: We will try to bless the less fortunate in our community by collecting new hats, mittens or socks to put under the tree. The Optimist Club works together with the Corner Cupboard. They both appreciate our school being involved in this project as well. Thank you!

School Desks: We now have brand new desks in our primary classroom!  Are you interested in a bit of nostalgia? We have a number of ‘retired’ Gr. 1 & 2 student desks available for your home.  Going soon… desks will be recycled after Jan 4...

Samko and Miko toy sale fundraiser: Make sure to bring your original itemized stamped receipt to the ICS office by January 12th in order for us to receive 10% back from your purchase

Transportation Job Opportunity: The Transportation Committee is looking for applications for a spare bus driver. Applicants should ideally have a B-license and a clean driving record. If accepted, ICS would cover medical certification. If interested, or you know of someone who is interested, please let the office or our Tpt Chair, Jim Vording, know.

Britannica at home! Be sure to add this to your favourites on your home computer: (Britannica Online Reference Centre – School Edition)
Username = ics Password = aylmer

London District Christian Secondary School presents… Gloria in Excelsis Deo. You are cordially invited to join us for our annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 18, 2014,in the school gymnasium for an evening of charal & instrumental music selections, scripture readings, and community carol singing. We hope you can join us!

image003.jpgSAVE THE DATE:  60th Anniversary Gala – March 28, 2015
Alumni, Parents, Staff, ICS Supporters…Come and celebrate with us 60 years of God's faithfulness at ICS on March 28, 2015 at the East Elgin Community Complex.

This is sure to be a great evening with dinner and entertainment!  More details will be provided in the coming months, but please check out our entertainer for the evening..Bob Cates – Comedy in Motion!!  Nominated "Best Variety Act" at the 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards.

Tickets will be available in January.   $80/ticket or $600/table (8 people).
Contact any of the Fundraising Committee members for more information:  Janina Dykxhoorn; Bobbie Jo Bennett; Grace Miedema; Jacklyn Versnick; Keith Sinke; Chris Bakker; Janine Shelton


JR / SR KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Groeneweg (

Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten.....

Tuesday, December 16 will be an extra school day for 3-day SK.

Bible: Christmas Story

This week we will be spending time reviewing the letters and their sounds, sight words and numbers. We will also be practicing for the Journey with Jesus Christmas Program.

SK students have brought home a Word Book and are very excited to practice the words they are learning. Please ensure the book comes back to school everyday along with the Sound Book. Thank you!

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters (                      
        Happy 7th Birthday          
Josiah Kroondyk
Friday, December 12, 2014
“May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Memory Work: for Dec. 17 The King of Glory Comes
The king of glory comes, the nation rejoices.
Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.
  1. Who is the King of glory? What shall we call him? He is Immanuel, the promised of ages.
  2. In all of Galilee, in city or village, he goes among his people, curing their illness.

Spelling: dictation test for list 14 words will be Friday Dec. 12
Words for Gr. 1: she, ship, shell, dish, wish
Words for Gr. 2: boat, coat, float, long, along, belong, paw, fawn, tall, wall

Visit with Grand-Pals: Thursday Dec. 18 is an exciting day for the students will get to meet their Grand-Pals, the Lord willing.  We are planning to go to Chartwell at 1:15 and return back to school around 2:45. If you would be able to help us please phone or send a note to school. Thank-you.

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (t.buma@immanuelchristianschool.n

Congratulations! We would like to wish Aiden Boldt a very Happy Birthday. Aiden turned 9 years old today! Happy Birthday, Aiden! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Request: We are looking for a few more toy lambs or sheep of any size. They can be made of wood, or fabric. Stuffed lambs, puppet sheep would also be welcome for our Journey With Jesus program.  Thank you for any of the above that you could contribute to our set.  Ms. Buma
Fri. Dec. 12 - Spelling Dictation.  Unit 13
Grade 3 lady, ladies, surprise, surprises, toys, shoes, shy, cry, cried, study, studied, story, only, finally, family, try, tried
Grade 4 lived, living, rattled, rattling, studied, studying, travelled, travelling, changed, changing, appeared, appearing, raced, racing, hoped, hoping, wrapped, wrapping, treasured, treasuring,
Fri. Dec. 12 - French Quiz (2) Quel Temps Fait-il? for students with tests requiring Parent’s Signature,
Wed. Dec. 10 - Memory Work - Luke 2:7 - And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Student of the Week: Our Student of the Week this week is Caleb Poortinga.  
AR-VBALL-13-R.pngNext week: (Dec. 15 - 19)  Naomi Poortinga

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Congratulations to the grade ⅚ class who participated in the Tripleball Tournament earlier this week at Strathroy Community Christian School. Tripleball is a playing format used by the Ontario Volleyball Association that is believed to develop all the skills equally when learning to play volleyball. Thank you parents for you help and time!

Bakers/Decorators: If you are interested in helping the 5/6’s in assembling/decorating their gingerbread houses please contact Ms. Jones. Scheduled work days: Friday am, Monday am, Wednesday am.
Memory Work: Journey with Jesus presentation - Students will attempt to memorize a 3 minute presentation. Cue cards or scrolls are allowed. This is great preparation for public speaking in the new year!
Art/Math: Gingerbread houses. All measurements on “dough order form” must be complete by Thursday. Bring decorating supplies in a labelled bag (don’t eat them on the way to school!!!)
Spelling: Monster Quiz list will be handed out on Friday - Quiz scheduled for Thursday, Dec., 18.
Social Studies: Complete Wanted poster and reflection on Apollo and Daphne by Friday.
French: We will have a final quiz for Unit 3 on Thursday Dec 18.  This will be on the verb "faire", telling time on the hour and 1/2 hour, some adjectives and times of days words.  They were given a list from which to study yesterday.
L.A. - Have Journey with Jesus presentation complete by Thursday.

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

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

Memory Work: John 1: 1-3

Bible: “Help Wanted” poster due Friday.

Language Arts - Spelling / Grammar: Spelling and grammar are on alternate weeks. This week is a spelling dictation on Friday due to the field trip.
Language Arts / Bronze Bow novel study. “What I Think” logs on chap 18 & 19 were started in class today, due on Friday. Students should start thinking on a speech topic (gr 7) or choice of story, poem or speech for gr 8. ICS Speakfest is Feb 4...
Science: Students should be discussing preliminary science fair project ideas at home. Topics were due in class today. Field trip to the Elgin water treatment plant on Thu Dec 11 from 1:30-3.
French: Reminder of quiz tomorrow Dec 11 on plurals, reflexive verbs and the verb "faire".  Our final quiz for unit 3 will be Thursday Dec 18 on the seasons, place setting words, numbers to 100 and the prepositions "à" and "de". Students have been given review sheets from which to study.
Journey with Jesus: Grade 7s are making food for the Journey with Jesus and Ms. Heo was hoping to borrow an electronic food processor that would help with chopping carrots and onions into small, tiny squares. If you have one that we could borrow, please drop it off in the office by this friday if they are willing. All students should have their costumes “fashion shoot” this week. Gr 8s will finish rehearsing their presentations this week.
Ice Rink Project: Several students came out to build the rink “pad” on Saturday - thanks! We’ll move forward with the flooding team once it is colder. The schedule and rule teams will continue their work, and the build team needs to make a “rink rake.” Students wanting to play road hockey in the meanwhile are asked to contribute $4 to Dylan V to cover the net purchase (or the nets go back on Kijiji!).
Fundraiser for Spring Class Trip! We have not finalized the plan for the odd-year trip yet (we have a new option to consider), but we are going somewhere! As a school, ICS hosts the Bluewater Small School Basketball Tournament at LDCSS on Jan 27. Last year the gr 7/8 class ran the concession stand and made $600. This year, the highschool has classes that day, so profits could be more! We need one or two parents to lead organization of the concession stand, and the students can can contribute their labour to run it. If interested, please contact Mr Cameron.
Art: We will be holding a class celebration on Wednesday, Dec 17. Students are asked to bring small finger foods, treats and appetizers for the celebration. A full potluck in not necessary (as we had discussed) since it is sub lunch day. Table groups can choose to work together to bring items.
Example: Cole V and Dylan V - something bacon related?; Dean, Luke - drinks; Kira, Amanda, Jess - desserts; Grace, Emily, Vanessa - desserts; Samantha, Victoria, Jordyn - appetizers; Michaela, Jennifer, Lindsay - appetizers. Dyllan, Matthew, Joseph - snack foods; Correy, Dyllon, Caleb - napkins, plates, cups. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------