Wednesday, 3 December 2014

December 3rd Journal

Wednesday, December 3rd, 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.       8  Jr. Volleyball Tourn. at SCCS
              9 LDCSS Information & Dessert night (rescheduled)
            10  Gr. 5-8 to’ Lion, Witch, Wardrobe play at WDCS
                  Chapel cancelled
            11  Grade 7/8 trip to the Elgin water treatment plant 1:30-3
            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
                  7:30 p.m. LDCSS Christmas Concert
            19 Red & Green Day. Last school day before Christmas Holidays, dismissal 20 minutes early due to LDCSS early dismissal.
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476
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LDCSS:  www.ldcss.on.ca   519-455-4360
Foundation (endowment): www.ldcef.org

From the Principal’s Desk:

We have lots of information in this week’s Journal as we’ve hit the start of Advent, and many have begun planning into the coming year… please read it carefully!

This morning at chapel we concluded our school focus “week” on Protectors, with student skits presenting how we can appear strong and courageous and how we can be courageous in non-violent defence of one another. Using the parable of the Good Samaritan, we call our students to be courageous Alongside Standers, in the classrooms, in the halls, in the washrooms and on the playground. We learned that in the same way that one of God’s names is Lord our Shield (Jehovah Magen, Ps 28), we also are called to shield others. This is the heart of our Protectors Anti-Bullying program. It is not easy to step forward in the face of injustice, but we learned how powerful the actions of one or two bystanders can be. Now it is time to do this, and to celebrate those who do the right thing!

yours in Christ, Keith Cameron, Principal

Praying for our families: Please join our staff as we pray for Darrell & Helen Klassen and Jake & Suzie Klassen.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for Mrs. Schuurman.

SMALL IMAGE (PNG)Public DomainAn IPOD has been found on the school playground. Please come to the office to identify it

T.R.I.P: Order attached, due Dec 11th 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. All orders are due by 9 AM on Dec 11th.
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: Delivery today. Next order sent out on Dec 10th, due by the 17th. Please no late orders!  Delivery will be on Jan 7th

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...

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 www.goo.gl/D4CQhc or call the office soon! Tickets will be sent home on Weds Dec 10.

SMALL IMAGE (PNG)Public DomainHot 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.

File:Drama-film-stub-icon.pngThe Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe: Woodstock Christian School has invited our students in grades 5-8 to a matinee performance of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend as chaperones - please let the office know! We will be taking a bus and aim to leave by 8:45am, returning at lunch time.

Service Projects for this Christmas Season
Food Drive for the Corner Cupboard: This week is the start of the collection of non-perishable food under the decorated Christmas tree that will be 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!

The Sweets Treats and Treasures sale was a good success again this year with our profit coming in around $1300.00!  We'd like to thank Alec Saarloos, Esther Kroondyk and Janny Kroondyk for donating the Dutch meatball soup.  Thanks too to Irene Versteggen-Buis and Tammy Vannoord for making Christmas pots for us to sell.  Many thanks to our school families who donated baking and to all the  students who helped with the games area and babysitting.  

ICS Board Update - Nov 2014
- Board continues to try to engage all ICS community.  Building for your Children's future was a success - good food, good fellowship, good ideas!  Ideas presented at the meeting are/will be discussed at board meetings. Finance Committee will take some of the answers back to their committee for discussion as well.
- Board will be involved in the ICS Christmas program, having a census booth.
- discussed the need for a volunteer coordinator
- Recommendations for CPC reps were approved
- Recommendations for Policy updates 4.01 Anaphylaxis and 5.08 The School Program were approved
- Date for anniversary dinner was moved to Mar 28 due to conflicting events
- verbal reports were given by those who attended the OACS and FAST conferences

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 note: Transportation Committee would like to ensure that everyone is aware that if there is a bus cancellation due to snow or fog the bus drivers will be contacting the entire list. When there is a bus breakdown we will then utilize the Call List and the people in bold will be required to call their list. In terms of actual snow calls, we follow Southwest Transportation Services (http://www.mybigyellowbus.ca/), we do encourage everyone to utilize this website to determine school cancellations. Also please sign up for Facebook and Twitter for notifications of any bus disruptions.

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.

Derrick Drover - One of our music teachers, is holding a Christmas Concert (with his band) at the Richmond United Church on Friday, Dec.5th at 7 p.m. in Richmond.  All are welcome to enjoy an evening of praise and worship celebrating the Christmas season.  

I appreciate hearing if your child’s pink “overdue” slip doesn’t match what you can find at home. A note is a helpful conversation-starter here at school.
Britannica at home! We have recently purchased a school subscription for this online encyclopedia, and it as available for you to use at home as well as at school. This is a full encyclopedia set at your fingertips! Students in grades 5 to 8 have been exploring it in Library/Tech classes and will be encouraged to use it as a starting point for their projects. If you haven’t already accessed this resource, take a look at
   http://school.eb.com (Britannica Online Reference Centre – School Edition)
Username = ics
Password = aylmer
Battle of the Books: Readers, you should be about halfway (i.e., 5 books) finished by now. Touch base with Mrs. Robinson regarding your progress.  April 15 is Battle Day, hosted here in Aylmer!

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!  Do you need to have a night out away from the hassle that parenting brings? Or maybe there are some friends you haven’t gone out for dinner with for a while. Do you need to find a way to go Christmas shopping without your kids hanging on your arm and begging for every toy imaginable? Then this is for you! On Friday, December 5, students of the LDCSS prom committee are hosting a night of entertainment for all kids ages 3-11 from 5 until 9 p.m. The night will be hosted at London District Christian Secondary School (24 Braesyde Avenue) and will include fun filled games appropriate for all ages, pizza, followed by a movie and popcorn. Price for the evening will be $8.00 per child which will include endless popcorn, two slices of pizza, and a drink. To know whether or not we will have enough participants to make the night worthwhile, we ask that parents would RSVP by Wednesday, December 3.  You can RSVP to: Brittany Ypma: b.b.ypma@hotmail.com, Katelyn Damsma: kdamsma@ldcss.ca
We hope to see many kids come out!

Mark the date for the annual LDCSS Christmas concert: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:30pm. We invite family and friends of LDCSS to join us for a delightful evening of Christmas music, featuring the LDCSS choirs and band.

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

FROM THE CLASSROOMS:

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Groeneweg (i.groeneweg@immanuelchristianschool.net)

*Tuesday December 16th will be an extra school day for 3-day SK

Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten.....
Bible: Christmas Story
SK - Sight Word: for
Letter and sound: g
Review numbers 1 - 12
Show and Tell: JK - Tuesday, Dec. 9, SK - Monday, Dec. 8

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters (m.pieters@immanuelchristianschool.net)                      
Memory Work: for Dec. 10 Once Upon a Boat
The students took home a copy of this song.

Spelling: dictation test for list 13 words will be Friday Dec. 5
Words for Gr. 1: hill, bell, fell, ball, fall
Words for Gr. 2: less, tell, well, will, still, off, letter, little, silly, happy

Scholastic Book Order: If you wish to place an order from the December book orders please fill out the form in the flyer and return it to school by Dec. 4 with the payment (cash or cheque). Thank-you!

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

Fri. Dec. 5 - Spelling Dictation.  Unit 12
Grade 3 awful, called, falling, mall, small, straw, drawing, strongest, longer, song, along, bought, brought, rough, tough, cough
Grade 4 anyone, however, everything, himself, birthday, herself, somewhere, afternoon, chalkboard, daydream, downstairs, grandparents, breakfast, outfield, scarecrow, nobody, dragonfly, keyboard, nevertheless, pingpong
Scholastic Book Orders - Dec. Book Orders are due this Friday, Dec. 5. Thank-you!
Wed. Dec. 10 - Memory Work - (Song)  I Am the Light of the World
I am the  light of the world, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me
will never walk in the dark, will never walk in the dark, but have the light of life.
Words: John 8:12, Music: June Fischer Armstrong
Student of the Week: Our Student of the Week this week is Will Mantel.
Next week: (Dec. 8-12)  Caleb Poortinga

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (k.jones@immanuelchristianschool.net)


tumblr_mcj0mlzNrz1qc4uvwo1_r1_400.jpgCongratulations to Megan Friesen for being selected as student vote for kindness.

Thank you for all the support with our potlucks!

As a class, we will be going to a Volleyball-like (Tripleball) Tournament at Strathroy Community Christian School, Monday, December 8th by bus. Parents need to arrange a ride home for their children. The tournament runs from 12:00 - 4:00pm.
Art: Friday, December 5 is the last workday for sock snowmen.
Spelling:  Spelling List 13 Quiz and worksheets due Friday. Have all corrections complete before handing in books.
Social Studies: Complete reflection on The Troubles by Friday.
French: French quiz for Grade 5 and 6 on Tuesday, Dec 9.  This will be on the career words and the futur proche.  They will be given a sheet to study from on Thursday.
Report Cards: Please return attached sheet, please contact meet if you would like to discuss any details.
Creation Studies: Have question from #5 worksheets complete by Friday.
L.A. - “Teammates” test has been returned - parents please sign and return by Friday. You will notice 2 tests; all students did a re-write. Students learned to read for understanding with a difficult vocabulary. Don’t skip by words if you don’t understand the meaning of them!

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (am) / Mr. Cameron (pm) e.tenbruggencate@immanuelchristianschool.net or k.cameron@immanuelchristianschool.net

Please see our class wiki page (linked from the ICS website, https://immanuelchristianschool.wikispaces.com)

Memory Work: John 1 :1-3

Math:  Test Today!

Health:  Test on the Digestive System this Monday.
Language Arts - Spelling / Grammar: We will be trying spelling and grammar on alternate weeks. This week is a grammar lesson, with work due on Dec 10. Spelling dictation on Dec 11.
Language Arts / Bronze Bow novel study. “What I Think” logs on chap 11 due in class tomorrow. 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 are due in class on Dec 10. As part of our unit on water-based (aqueous) solutions, we have been able to arrange a tour to the Elgin water treatment plant on Thu Dec 11 from 1:30-3. We will depart ICS at 1, and I am seeking 2 parent chaperones to make this trip possible. Can you volunteer? All students also need to have signed Ontario Clean Water Agency waiver forms (sent home today).
French: French quiz Grade 7 and 8 on Thursday, Dec 4 (places in the city and futur proche).  See the 1/2 sheet of paper with details. We will have another quiz next Thursday Dec 11 on the verb "faire", reflexive verbs and plurals.
Journey with Jesus: All students should have their costumes at school on Fri Dec 5. Gr 8s will rehearse their presentations, while gr 7s will fine-tune their Middle Eastern food.
Ice Rink Project: Students have expressed an interest and have been given initial design and layout tasks. Successful completion of these will allow us to move on and start construction, tentatively this Sat at 9:30 am.
Art: Last class work period for sock monsters is Tuesday, December 9th.

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Subway order Form - Wednesday, Dec 17

Name:______________________

Turkey  (2.75)_________
Ham (2.50)_______
Roast Beef (2.75)________

toppings I would like
___   lettuce
___   tomatoes
___   green peppers
___   cucumbers
___   black olives
___  green olives
___  hot peppers
___  jalepeno peppers
___  sub sauce

juice box(.50) ___________

Total enclosed ___________
_________________________________Parent Signature
Subway order Form - Wednesday, Dec 17

Name:______________________

Turkey  (2.75)_________
Ham (2.50)_______
Roast Beef (2.75)________

toppings I would like
___   lettuce
___   tomatoes
___   green peppers
___   cucumbers
___   black olives
___  green olives
___  hot peppers
___  jalepeno peppers
___  sub sauce

juice box(.50) ___________

Total enclosed ___________
_________________________________Parent Signature
Subway order Form - Wednesday, Dec 17

Name:______________________

Turkey  (2.75)_________
Ham (2.50)_______
Roast Beef (2.75)________

toppings I would like
___   lettuce
___   tomatoes
___   green peppers
___   cucumbers
___   black olives
___  green olives
___  hot peppers
___  jalepeno peppers
___  sub sauce

juice box(.50) ______

Total enclosed ___________
_________________________________Parent Signature

Subway order Form - Wednesday, Dec 17

Name:______________________

Turkey  (2.75)_________
Ham (2.50)_______
Roast Beef (2.75)________

toppings I would like
___   lettuce
___   tomatoes
___   green peppers
___   cucumbers
___   black olives
___  green olives
___  hot peppers
___  jalepeno peppers
___  sub sauce

juice box(.50) ______

Total enclosed ___________
_________________________________Parent Signature