Wednesday, 20 January 2016

January 20th, 2016 Journal

The ICS Journal  

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Mission:  Immanuel Christian School assists parents in raising children to follow Christ with an excellent elementary program and a focus on Christian character growth.

Upcoming Events

Jan 22 Pizza Lunch
           New Student Information Evening 7pm  
      25 Bluewater Basketball Tournament
           LDCSS study day - no classes
      27 Protectors Chapel 3 - SK & Resource
            LDCSS study day - no classes
      29 Electives - 1
           LDCSS PD Day - no classes
      30 GST Auction 7:00pm
Feb  1 PA day - MAP data review day - no classes at ICS or LDCSS
        3 Speakfest at 9:30 after chapel
        6 Legion public speaking at 1
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

From the Principal’s Desk:
I want to encourage all our families to be active in our upcoming GST Auction coming soon on Saturday January 30th! Our newer families may wonder what all the fuss is about… and I did too when I first came to this school as a parent following the passing of my wife in 2005. I came to discover the depth of passion and commitment that this community has for Christian education, something that extends well beyond faithfully paying our tuition. The Auction is a key fundraiser and a community-building event. Our volunteer committee has been really active in reaching out, including calls to every family. We can join in by contributing (services often sell very well!), bidding, or just joining for a meal and the company. Babysitting is even provided in Aylmer CRC. We have grown a lot in students over the past few years, let’s also grow as a wider parent, grandparent and supporting community! That community is part of the “ICS difference”. I hope to see you out!
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Protectors @ Home: This week, we looked at the difference between self-defence and revenge. We are to protect ourselves and others from mistreatment, and we look to Jesus’ example at his trial before the high priest: “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”  Read John 18:19-23. Explain to two people the difference between getting revenge and acting in self-defence.
Praying for our families: Please join our staff as we pray for Robyn Allison as well as Sampson & Rebecca Nordquist
Praying for our staff: Please pray for Ms. Jones

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Orders will be ready for pickup on Jan 21st.
Cheese Order:  Order form attached, due on Jan. 27th with delivery on Feb 3rd.
Interested in a text to let you know of bus fan out details like snow days or cancellations? We are trying out a free service called Remind. To receive bus fan out messages via text, text @icsbus to (226) 774-0016. Or to receive messages via email, send an email to You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @icsbus' or reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.

New Student/Family Information Night: Our 2016 registration season has now begun. Our New Student Information Evening is this Friday Jan 22nd at 7pm.Young children can visit with our Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Penner for a JK and SK program. Grade 1-5 children can enjoy an art/craft lesson. Grade 6-8 children are welcome to join their parents on the tour. Babysitting will be available for any preschool aged children.

New registrations for 2016-2017 are sought by Wednesday February 17, the office will be open until 5pm that day. We have room in JK & SK, with some spaces available in gr 1-8. Our JK and SK tuition is pro-rated based on time in school (2 day JK, 3 or 5 day SK). We are offering a 20% discount for families New to Immanuel with children entering gr 1-8 and transferring from public or home school, based on class availability.

GIFTS: How are your hours coming along? We have attached a record sheet to this week’s Journal in case you have misplaced yours. Each family is required to complete 25 volunteer hours. Not familiar with the GIFTS policy?  The concept is to spread the work between all families in the community and to encourage everyone to be involved in ICS. Check out our GIFTS Policy 11.10 for sample activities and hour values.

Volunteer Opportunity: We are looking for one more yard duty supervisor. Could you help with monitoring the playground Thursday mornings while the staff has devotions together? It runs from 8:00-8:30am and is also a great way to get some fresh air!

The G.S.T. Auction is one of our biggest fundraisers at Immanuel Christian School and features live and silent bidding. This year our auction will be held on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 in the school gym.  Doors will open for viewing at 5:00 p.m.  A complimentary dinner of pulled pork, coleslaw and an ice cream bar will commence at 5:30 p.m.  Popcorn and Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  The Auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  If you plan to join us for dinner, kindly register by emailing  
Donation items or services would be greatly appreciated to make this night a successful fundraiser for Christian Education. In the past, we have auctioned items such as gift baskets, baked goods, gift certificates, Police Ride-a-Long, tools, furniture, house cleaning, meals, desserts, babysitting services, one week’s stay at a cottage or condo, gourmet dinners, seats to a concert, game or play, tractor driving, pool parties, photography services, Ladies’ day out, manual labour and wheels of Gouda cheese  Donations items or services would be greatly appreciated to make this night a successful fundraiser for Christian Education (no used items please!!!). An auction booklet will be sent home with next week’s Journal!  If you are able to donate or would like to make a cash donation, simply fill out a Donation Form and drop it off at the school office or, alternatively, send an email to  The deadline for donations is TONIGHT - January 20th, 2016.
For the sake of the auctioneer and those bidding, it is necessary that this evening be for an ADULT AUDIENCE.  Babysitting will be available in the Church Nursery across the parking lot.  Kindly contact Jill Vording at if you require babysitting services during the auction.

lfepencil.gifCampbell’s Soup Labels for Education: Thank you to all who save their soup labels. Send them in anytime! We just received a package of balls and music supplies from this program!

LDCSS newsletter items:
  • London District Christian Secondary School invites you to visit during their Celebration of Learning Open House this Thursday, January 21, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.  There will be an assembly at 9 a.m. followed by opportunities to tour the school and visit classrooms.  Enjoy presentations, class displays and opportunity to see how much our students have learned!  Everyone is welcome!  For more information visit
  • LDCSS Curling Bonspiel, February 13, 2016 at the Aylmer Curling Club.  To register, please contact Ken at 519-281-2016 or email by Jan 31, 2016.

Lost Property Art | byLost & Found items: Will be on display in the hallway until Friday Jan 22nd. Parents please take a look and remind your children. After Friday they will all be donated to the thrift store.

Hockey: The second practice will be held on Tuesday, January 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the East Elgin Community Complex.  A note regarding the fee for ice rental will be sent home with the players tomorrow, Thursday, January 21.

Basketball: Boy’s basketball practice is Wednesday and Friday after school this week. Girl’s will practice Thursday after school. We are hoping to get and exhibition game with Assumption during Friday lunch hour.
Please see tournament information for next week Monday.

Are your LIBRARY BOOKS packed for tomorrow’s Library class?


JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible: Samson’s life
Letter and Sound: z
Science: Discovering land and water.
*Please save an empty tissue box and bring it in for a special craft at the end of the month.
*Send an extra pair of mittens for your child if possible. Most children have wet mittens after the first recess already.
*Hurray! The snow is finally here! Just a reminder, please label your child’s snow pants, hats, and mittens. Thank you.
SK-  Sight word: my
       Math: We are working on adding numbers to make 10.
At Home: Please practice sounding out the words that have been added to your sound books.
JK - Jolly Phonics review the letters and sounds we already know:
                      S, A, T, N, I, P, R, H, E, M, C, K, D, G, O, B, J, and new Z
       Math: We are working on comparing numbers.
       Literacy: Our JK friends have been working very hard on printing/tracing their name.
At Home: Please continue to practice the letters in your child’s name. What is the name of the letter? What sound does that letter make?
On Monday, some students enjoyed celebrating Mrs. Penner’s birthday.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters  (
Memory Work: for January will be a story for storytelling (Public Speaking)
Public Speaking: Enjoy learning the story and practice telling it with great expression!
Thank you parents for helping/coaching your child in learning to tell his/her story well.
Spelling: words to learn for Friday, Jan. 22.  List words for Unit 16: five, nine, dime, time, like, ride, my, by
In-class presentation schedule for storytelling is:
Monday,  Jan. 25: Elizabeth V., Jayla H., Eve S., Tyler V.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Ethan Z., Temiah G., Jonathan R., Katelyn J.
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Rachel G., Colton D., Deserae R., Gabriella F.
Thursday, Jan. 28: Wyatt B., Ethan A., Maxwell B., Pancho D.
A reminder list of things to bring to school:
  • library books to return and an A.R. book you have read so you can do a quiz on any school day
  • please bring your storybook or copy of it to school on the day you are presenting your story
  • $5 for Class Event Basket for GST Auction

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for January will be a story for storytelling (Public Speaking)
IMG_8172.JPGStorytelling Practice Ideas:
  • Read story aloud straight from the book to self.
  • Read story aloud to mirror.
  • Read story aloud to somebody else.
  • Tell story to self (try not to look at the book).
  • Tell story to mirror.
  • Tell story to somebody else.
  • Record yourself telling the story.
Dictation Quiz on Friday, January 22.
IMG_8175.JPGSpelling words grade 2: way, away, today, chain, wait, chase, play, played, rain, paint, pray, pail
Spelling words grade 3: pointing, oily, boy, voice, oyster, voyage, loyal, joined, coin, choice, poison, destroy, enjoy, choose, chocolate, annoy, voices
Math: Our 4 times table fact quiz will be on Friday, Jan 22. Keep practicing at home!
We will have library class this Thursday, so please bring in your books.
NOTE: We will have gym on Monday, Jan 25 instead of health!
French: We have been busy working on vocabulary practice. Last week, we had a great time dressing up in the different clothes and describing the outfits in French! See the pictures!
Student of the Week: This week, it is Matthew Voth (Jan 18-22). Next week will be Johnny Dyck (25-29).

In-class presentation schedule for storytelling is:
Monday,  Jan. 25: Makayla Z., Rachel C., Owen V.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Promise A,, Phoebe S., Shane D., Rylee P.
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Connor M., Madyson B.
Thursday, Jan. 28: Avery B., Kahlen H., Faith A., Presley F.
Friday, Jan. 29: Matthew V., Rebecca K., Johnny D., Jaywynn L., Rhodé D.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Gym clothes (for Monday, Jan 25 due to a schedule change)
  • $5 for Class Event Basket (for GST Auction) (Some still need to contribute!)

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Eden Shelton a very happy birthday. Eden will be turning nine years old on Saturday, January 23. Happy Birthday, Eden! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Fri. Jan. 22 - Spelling Dictation, Unit 14 - Grade 3 words are: looked, good, brook, football, cookie, stood, full, put, food, school, truth, room, true, chew, due, pool, should
Grade 4 words are: cleaner, cleanest, bigger, biggest, earlier, earliest, quicker, quickest, busier, busiest, rougher, roughest, heavier, heaviest, happier, happiest, lazier, laziest, funnier, funniest
Fri. Jan. 22 - (Grade 3), Math Facts Checkup, Multiplying with 4 as a factor.
(Grade 4) Math Facts Checkup Review. Multiplying with 6 as a factor.
Public Speaking: Students should be preparing for their storytelling and poetry presentations next week. *Parents, thank you for any assistance you are able to offer your child in preparation for his/her presentation!
In-Class Public Speaking Dates:
Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan. 29
Sarah J. Naomi P. Josiah K. Jedidiah K. Xavier B.
Marcel G. Kiera G. Jefferson L. Markus A. Eden S.
Noria A. Samuel P. Delilah K. Owen B.
Allyson M. Gavin H. Aryanna L. Dylan R.
Accelerated Reader: Students are reading towards their Second Term goals. Due date is Wed. March 2!
AR Reports will be sent home with your child this Friday, Jan, 22.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Allyson Mantel. Next week: Samuel Peters.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Scholastic Book Order for January
  • $5 for Class Event Basket (for GST Auction)

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Speeches: Class presentations begin Tues, Jan 26th. All speeches are to be handed in for grading this Friday.
Spelling: List 13 worksheet and corrections due this Friday.
Social Studies: God Keep our Land: Exploring Ontario Unit
Math: Unit Test on Thursday, Jan. 21st.
Science: Last unit duo-tangs have been returned and sent home.
Art: Still life photography project is underway.
French: Quiz on the verb “aller” on Thurs, Jan 21st, review sheet was given on Monday.
Unit test will be on Thurs, Jan 28th, review sheet will be given on Thursday.
Band: We will be opening our after school instrumental band (Mondays from 3:30-4:30) to grades 5 & 6.  If interested please see Mrs Cameron for a sign up sheet to take home.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (

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

Memory Work: for January will be Public Speaking. Speeches/poems presentations continue tomorrow.
Science: Quiz on force, work and mechanical advantage on Thu Jan 21.
French: Quiz on “sports words” on Thu Jan 21, review sheet was given on Monday.
Unit test will be on Thurs, Jan 28, review sheet will be given on Thursday.
Art: Bring supplies on Thursday for ISPY.
LDCSS: A reminder that applications for grade 9 at LDCSS received by Feb 1 will receive a $50 discount!
Basketball. Our boys and girls teams play on Mon Jan 25 at LDCSS. A letter is coming home with details. Selected students will help out with concession stand sales and scoring. Classes will be on at ICS for all other students.