Wednesday, 17 June 2015

June 17th, 2015 Journal

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015


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

June  17 - Chapel - (Principal), AR sundaes,  
                   Grade 5-8 Art reception 11:30am -1:00pm
          19 - Grade 5&6 field trip to UWO 8:30-5:00pm
          20 -  Clovermead Family night
         22 - Last day of school for all SK students
         Graduation at 7:30pm
          23 - Last day of school for JK and Grade 1-8
         Pizza day
         LDCSS graduation
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476
Facebook: facebook.com/ICSAylmer       
Twitter:  twitter.com/ICSAylmer

LDCSS:  www.ldcss.on.ca   519-455-4360
Foundation (endowment): www.ldcef.org  

From the Principal’s Desk:
Wow, acknowledging God’s hand in all our efforts, we’re completing 1000 hours of classes at Immanuel which brings us to the close of our school year! At our awards assembly yesterday we were able to celebrate achievement throughout the year including the Public Speaking awards, student service teams, sports teams, and especially, the gr 8 Graduation Awards. I’d like to recognize our grade 8 graduates and bid them God’s blessings as they pursue their education in high school, “meeting the challenge of the world and culture they live in as young and growing Christians.” Graduates, you have matured and grown so much over your years here, and you have also grown into our hearts!
  • Dyllon Bergen - Co-Valedictorian, East Elgin
  • Amanda DeJong - LDCSS
  • Joseph Fehr - Bearspaw Christian Academy, Calgary, Alberta
  • Jessica Friesen - Co-Valedictorian, East Elgin
  • Caleb Krahn - Jim Dieleman Discipleship Award, East Elgin
  • Correy Mantel - East Elgin
  • Dean Rollins - East Elgin
  • Kira Saarloos - Lioness Most Improved Student Award, LDCSS
  • Luke Schuurman - Marcia Booy Math Award, LDCSS
  • Lindsay VandenBrink - LDCSS
  • Dylan Vandersleen - LDCSS
  • Cole Versnick - LDCSS
As stated by the teacher of Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything,” a time for school and a time for vacation! This is not quite the end of school, but it is the last Journal… look out for the Re-Connection in early August.!

in Christ, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Praying for our families: Please join our staff as we pray for Jim & Helen Friesen and John & Suzie Guenther.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for Mrs. Emily Schuurman

REMINDERS:
T.R.I.P: Pick up is tomorrow June 18th.
Original (2270 × 1602)Cheese orders: The last order is attached and delivery will be the first Wednesday of the new school year. Mrs. Keli-Lyn Lockyer currently handles the ordering and delivery of our cheese orders each month.She will be looking for a helper for the 2015-16 school year. This would go towards completing you G.I.F.T.S hours. If you can help please contact the office.

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER!  See you this Saturday for the Clovermead Family Event! (raindate: Sat Jun 27)  Things to remember:
  • Please pay with cash (entry fee, snacks, dinner)
  • Invite your friends, family, neighbours... share the event and invite your Facebook friends too @ facebook.com/ICSAylmer
  • Bring your camera #SchoolsOut
Real Estate, Sign, Sale,
T-shirts: Having to do laundry too often? We are offering the cotton ICS t-shirts at a reduced price of $6 each! Contact the office if you would like to purchase one.

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2015 - It's that time of year again!  A block of rooms has once 

again been reserved during the annual Fall PA days for our Christian schools.  Discounted rates are 

available for the dates of Oct. 29th, 30th and 31st.  Room rates start at $174.99/night.  Our group 

booking code is:  1510CHRI_001   To book your room go to:  www.greatwolf.com/niagara or call: 1-

888-878-1818.  Booking deadline is Sept. 29, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.  For further 

information, please contact Tammy Veld - rtveld96@gmail.com or call/text: 905.745.5609​  


Photos for sale: The promotions committee will be selling the current 11x14 photos that are 

Cameradisplayed in the hallway by the gym. To cover the costs of printing for the next year we

are asking $15 per photo. These photos make great keepsakes.

Stop by to take a look. First come first serve, they are going fast!

Spare Drivers: We are (still!) in need of Spare Bus Drivers to be available as required to fill in on 

routes. A valid B License is required. We will assist anyone interested in obtaining their license. 

Anyone interested in this, please contact the office.

Reach the Beach Event:   www.REACHTHEBEACH.ca

*  Eat 2 Learn (the Elgin County breakfast program) has been selected as the charity of choice for 

this all-ages walk / run August 7th event at 7 pm in Port Stanley

* this year's event boasts a "School Challenge" with an opportunity to win $200 

for the school with the highest number of finishers in the 2.5 km walk / run. 

There is also a 5 km race option.


* the 'Little Starfish Scurry' caters mainly to pre-schoolers and younger school 

age children. It is approximately 200m long and is run on the finishing straight of 

our longer events. All participants will receive a goody bag and a finishers award.

* there are volunteer options for assisting in the event, see the website...


* a flyer is attached.  Register before Jun 30, join the Immanuel team and come out for some fun 

fitness!

LDCSS is planning to host the 4th annual Summer Smash Volleyball Camp this year August 

17-21. Registration forms can be found on the LDCSS.ca website and will cost $160 per person. 

Registration is limited to 30 individuals so register early. Please email Steven Wassing at 

swassing@ldcss.ca if you are considering the camp and have any questions.

Library: By now all books should have been returned to the library.If you find any stragglers over 

the summer, please send them to school.  Bills for missing books will be sent out in early July, with 

payment due in September. Don’t forget to READ over the summer! Take a look at your local 

public library for a Summer Reading Program or explore your church library!

We hope to finish Inventory on Thursday. There is still a chance to join us, from 9-3!  A huge THANK 

YOU for already helping goes out to Sylvia Hooghiem, Tina Vyn, Amanda Cameron, Jane 

Weverink, Leona Loewen and Luke Schuurman. Even an hour or two of your time makes a big 

difference! Students with signed Summer Sign-out permission forms will checkout books on 

Thursday afternoon.

Notes for the 2015-2016 School Year:

  • Busing 2015-2016. The Transportation Committee will be working on the bus schedules for 
the 2015/16 School Year over the summer. We  need to know any address changes that you may 
have. 
  • Also please let us know if you require busing for your high school students next year so we can arrange them on our routes. Please e-mail jeff_vannoord@forestcitystaffing.com of any necessary changes that need to be made. Thanks - Transportation Committee.
  • School Supplies. The list is attached to this Journal for early shopping.
  • Class Groupings. We are still finalizing grade-level groupings. Overall, classes will be:
    • 2 day JK (Tue and Thu), 3 day SK (Mon, Wed, Fri) and 5 day SK - Mrs Groeneweg
    • Grade 1 - Ms Pieters
    • Grades 2/3 - Ms Loewen
    • Grades 3/4 - Ms Buma
    • Grades 5/6 - Ms Jones
    • Grades 7/8 - Mr TenBruggencate
  • Back to School Dates! School will start on Tue Sep 8. The family Back to School BBQ will be on Fri Sep 11.

  • Friday Family Fun Nights!  You have spoken and we have heard you :)  The 2015-16 school year 
will see the return of the once a month Friday night dinner and family nights at the school, which also brings opportunity for youth groups, church groups, family + friends to assist with an evening. Need more information, want to volunteer, have an idea - contact j.versnick@immanuelchristianschool.netComing soon to the 2015-16 school year near you :)

FROM THE CLASSROOMS:

Last Day of Classes - Tue Jun 23, “ICS Fun in Town”. With parental support as 

chaperones, we’d like to plan on a hot pizza lunch and an expedition to some fun spots in town for 

the last afternoon of school. Times are 1:15 - 3:00. Destinations, weather permitting, include:
  • JK - 2: Aylmer splashpad - JK will need 2 parent volunteers and Grades 1 and 2 will need 4 parent volunteers plus Mrs Groeneweg, Ms Pieters. Students will not be changing into swimwear, so please pack an extra change of clothing and a towel. Students will be changing after they are done.
  • 3-5: softball at Optimist Park, needs 3 parent volunteers plus Ms Buma, Ms Jones
  • 6-7: frisbee golf at Steen Park, needs 2 parent volunteers plus Mr TenBruggencate
If you can volunteer to assist in these fun activities, please contact your child’s teacher by Friday! Please also return the pizza order form by Friday!

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

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

Bible:  Paul
JK:  Number Patterning
      Review Letters and Sounds
      Numbers 1 - 15
      Printing Practice
SK: Review Sight Words
      Numbers 1 - 100
      Adding and Subtracting Activities
      Printing Practice

June 22, last day of school for all SK students
June 23, last day of school for JK students

Wishing you all a happy, safe and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing you all
in September. God's blessings to you and to your families.

GRADES 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters  (m.pieters@immanuelchristianschool.net)

We thank the Lord for another year of His leading in all our studies.
May the Name of the Lord continue to be praised as we journey into summer holidays.

Grand-Pal Luncheon at Chartwell: Thank you for your help with our final class visit for this school year.
Summer blessings: The students may continue to write and visit with his/her grand-pal over the summer.

Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4: The Lord blessed us richly on our field trip to the African Lion Safari. To Him we give thanks.

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (t.buma@immanuelchristianschool.net
Library Books:  Have you seen these books?...Canadian Birds, Barcode 448, Good Morning to You Valentine: Poems for Valentine’s Day, Barcode 9181 and It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles, Barcode 7713?  Please look at home for any and all due and overdue ICS Library books girls and boys, and return them to school as soon as possible. Thank you!
Student of the Week: This week’s Students of the Week are Josh Vannoord and Claire Vording.
Happy (Summer) Birthday - The following students are celebrating their summer birthdays this week: Marcel Guenther celebrated his 9th birthday, (July 31) on Tues. June 16, Mariah Rempel and Josh Vannoord are celebrating their 10th birthdays, (Aug. 12) on Wed. June 17, and Thurs. June 18, and Will Mantel celebrates  his 10th birthday, (Aug. 20) on Fri. June. 19. The following week, on Mon. June 22, we’ll celebrate Ms. Buma’s birthday, (July 10). Hip Hip Hooray for our summer birthdays and our week of in-class celebrations!
Happy Summer: God’s richest blessings to you and to your families Grades 3 and 4, for a safe and a wonderful summer holiday! Read some good stories, play some great games, connect with family and friends in as many ways as you can, sing around some warm campfires, and spend plenty of time in God’s great outdoors!  Blessings always, Ms. Buma

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

Memory Work: Great work with Memory Work! Keep hiding the word of God in your heart :)
L.A.: Cursive writing due Thursday 18th
Bible: Planting seeds
Science: Sign and return tests. Making kites!
Math: Sign and return test. Working on Geometry.
Social Studies: Hand in duotangs.
Band: Will be playing for Graduation on Mon Jun 22. Please come to the church by 6:50pm, with Sunday best attire.
Field Trip: Please return permission forms. We will be heading to the Engineering Building at University of Western Ontario for a Lego Robotics lab Friday, June 19th. We will be leaving the school at 8:35 and plan to be back to ICS by 5pm.
Final Potluck Monday June 22. Everyone bring a fruit item.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (e.tenbruggencate@immanuelchristianschool.net)

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

History: A final test on the Reformation will be given on Thursday, June 18.
Math: Algebra (Ch.12)  tests have been returned to the students.
Science: This Friday, we have a “mini-engineering catapult challenge” to finish up the year!
Art: Final work on display in the art room.
Band: Will be playing for Graduation on Mon Jun 22. Please come to the church by 6:50pm, with Sunday best attire.

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LIBRARY SUMMER SIGN-OUT PERMISSION FORM

My child ________________________________ may sign out up to __________ (#) books for the summer.  I acknowledge that it is our responsibility to replace any items lost or damaged.  Materials need to be the first week of school (i.e. by Sept 10).

Parent signature: _________________________________

Pizza Order Form - Tuesday, June 23
__________________would like to order the following:
(child’s name)                                 
______ 1.00/slice
                                                                       
            ______ juice .50 cents
            ______ ice cream .50 cents
            ______ Total enclosed
Parent Signature___________________________
Orders and money must be in by Friday,
June 19.   No late orders please!

Yes, I can help chaperone Grade _____________
Pizza Order Form - Tuesday, June 23 __________________would like to order the following:
(child’s name)                                 
______ 1.00/slice
                                                                       
            ______ juice .50 cents
            ______ ice cream .50 cents
            ______ Total enclosed
Parent Signature___________________________
Orders and money must be in by Friday,
June 19.   No late orders please!

Yes, I can help chaperone Grade _____________
Pizza Order Form - Tuesday, June 23 __________________would like to order the following:
(child’s name)                                 
______ 1.00/slice
                                                                       
            ______ juice .50 cents
            ______ ice cream .50 cents
            ______ Total enclosed
Parent Signature___________________________
Orders and money must be in by Friday,
June 19.   No late orders please!

Yes, I can help chaperone Grade _____________
Pizza Order Form -Tuesday, June 23
__________________would like to order the following:
(child’s name)                                 
______ 1.00/slice
                                                                       
            ______ juice .50 cents
            ______ ice cream .50 cents
            ______ Total enclosed
Parent Signature___________________________
Orders and money must be in by Friday,
June 19.   No late orders please!

Yes, I can help chaperone Grade _____________