Wednesday, 10 February 2016

February 10th, 2016 Journal

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, February 10th, 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

Feb  12 Jump into Kindergarten #2
            Electives #3, Swim to Survive, Gr. 3
            Family Fun Night
       15 Family Day Holiday - school closed
       17 New registration day 2016/17
           Chapel - Lent #2 Pastor Nate Arena -Tillsonburg Alliance Church
       19 Electives #4
       22 Jump into Kindergarten #3
       24 Chapel - Lent#3
            LDCSS drama workshop at ICS - gr 5-8
       26 Jump into Kindergarten #4
            Electives #5 - Last one, Swim to Survive, Gr. 3
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

MAP summary.jpgFrom the Principal’s Desk:
At ICS, we choose to emphasize both the quality of our program and the character of our students (as seen in our Graduate expectations). Our PA day on February 1st focused on staff team building and digging into the data from our recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. These are both key elements of a quality program. We will have MAP results to share with you alongside the Term 2 reports. We feel that we can encourage growth by involving students and parents in goal-setting. We have a connection form with our reports to allow students to identify their best work, and goals for improvement. The form also allows parents to declare how you will support your child. Seeking to foster growth and engagement, we will be encouraging every child from grades 1-8 to set goals, with your parental input, for Term 3. We believe that fostering student and parental engagement in learning leads to greater opportunities for academic growth: “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Protectors @ Home: We concluded our Protectors series today, talking about the Protectors “power of two”. As Protectors, we make a commitment:
  • I will be an Alongside Stander
  • I will report acts of bullying
  • I will treat others the way I want to be treated
  • I will not pass on embarrassing notes, gossip or pictures
  • I will be friendly to people who are new
  • I will be helpful to people who are different
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Jacob & Anna Redecop as well as Fred & Carrie Rempel.                                                                       
Praying for our staff: Please pray for Mr. Cameron.         
Welcome: to Brett and Tara Foster with Tyson (gr7), Luke (gr3) and Ella (SK)! The Fosters attend at Tillsonburg Alliance, and are transferring from Straffordville Public. The children joined us for a “Jump into Immanuel” day today, and their children will start on Tue Feb 16.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Orders are due Feb 11th with pickup on Feb 18th. You may also place your order online.  (Instructions were attached with the Jan 27 Journal.)
Cheese orders:  The next order will be sent out on February 17th.

Meat & Baked Goods: New companies will now be available to order from, such as Grandma’s Oven and Poultry Specialties from Tillsonburg!
The meat & baked goods order form will be attached to the Feb 17th Journal.

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Hola Amigos! FRI FEB 12 5-7pm VIVA LA FIESTA! in the ICS School Gym.  Enjoy some authentic Mexican cuisine: los tacos (tacos), chips de tortilla, sauce bar (tortilla chips + dips), frijoles (beans), arroz frito (rice) and ell helado y el brownie (dessert)!  All you can eat dinner will be served 5-7pm  Adults $8 Children (10+under) $5. Take out and Delivery to Heritage Place available.
Invite a friend... this is nacho average dinner :)

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All new registrations for 2016-2017 are sought by Wednesday February 17, the office will be open until 5pm that day. All parents with children entering SK are asked to apply for the 3 or 5 day options by this date. We have limited space in the 5 day program. In fact, we are watching all our primary class sizes quite carefully. We are thankful that registration appears to be very healthy!

Legion Public Speaking: Congratulations to all our participants! Phoebe Sinke and Megan Friesen will continue on to the St Thomas Legion for the zone competition on Sat Feb 27.

ARE YOU CREATIVE? Do you enjoy scrap-booking? Then we have a job for you!!!   The Yearbook committee is looking for a few people who would be interested in creating a few pages for the ICS student yearbook. The students love reminiscing about all they have done at ICS,  This would be another great way to get some volunteer hours for the school.  Please let the office know soon, so we can begin designing the 2015/16 yearbook.

Golf, Sunset, Sport, Golfer,MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the upcoming 16th Annual ICS Golf Tournament being held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.  There will be a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.  The price per golfer will be $150.00 – which includes Lunch, Green Fees, Power Cart and a Rib and Chicken dinner. There is also a door prize for ALL golfers !!!!  Entry forms will be available in the near future. Questions – call Jeff and Tammie Vannoord at 519-773-5593.  Last year, our tournament was full with 144 Golfers so you will want to register early if you would like to participate in this fantastic event!  Early Bird Registration  date is May 2nd, 2016.  
Early Bird registrants will qualify for a draw for a door prize.  The final registration date is May 14th, 2016.
We will also have Sponsorship opportunities, as follows:
Tournament Sponsor  - $2,500.00
Includes prominent signage in the Banquet Hall, Tournament Sponsorship Sign on two Tee Decks and 1 Cart and 4 entries into the Tournament (one team)
Platinum Sponsor -  $1,250.00
Includes Platinum Sponsorship sign on two Tee Decks and 1 cart, prominent display on sponsorship sign at registration area and recognition at the awards banquet.
Gold Sponsor - $800.00
Includes Gold Sponsorship sign on 1 Tee Deck, prominent display on sponsorship sign at registration area and recognition at the Awards Banquet.
Silver Sponsor - $500.00
Includes display on sponsorship sign at registration area, Sponsorship sign on one golf cart and recognition at the Awards Banquet.

File:Electric guitarPrivate Music Lessons: Guitar Lessons are now also available at Immanuel with Guy Miskelly. Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Theory and Ear Training. For more information contact Guy Miskelly at 519-859-6915 or
Mark the Date - Saturday, April 16, 2016. We invite you to join us as we celebrate 50 years of faith, learning and life at London District Christian Secondary School!
‘Homecoming’ & Community Open House at LDCSS 1:00-3:00pm. 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London. Tickets are now on sale! $50 each ($60 After March 1). Order your ticket at or online at

Hockey: The next practice will be Tuesday February 16th, from 7:30-8:30am at the EECC.


Valentine heartValentines Day!  Did you know that Valentinus was a priest in the second century AD? According to one story, he defied the order of the emperor and secretly married Christian couples. In jail, Valentine healed the jailer's blind daughter. On the day of his execution he left her a note that was signed “Your Valentine.”

Red, White and Pink Day:We will be having red, white and pink day on Friday, February 12! Come dressed as creatively as you can in those colours. We’d like to encourage our students who wish to give Valentines to classmates. We’d recommend cards, but not candy treats for the class - the fun day can get overwhelmed by candy and antics!  Let’s keep whole class treats for birthday celebrations, please...

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible: Elijah and Elisha
Letter and Sound: v
Science: Discovering sink or float!
SK-  Sight word: We will not be adding any new sight words until March.
Let's review:
       and, at, a, can, go, God, in, is, it, I, Jesus, like, my,
       no, one, see, the, to, two, with, you, yes.
Math: We are working on adding numbers to make groups of tens and ones.
At Home: Please practice sounding out the words that have been added to your sound books. New sight word books will be coming home in March.
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, Z, W, U and new V
At Home: Thank you for practicing at home, I see improvement already. Please continue to practice the letters in your child’s name. What is the name of the letter? What sound does that letter make?
Below is a picture of our friends visiting on Monday for Jump into Kindergarten!

SK, Grades 1 and 2 Team Building Skills Elective: On Elective Fridays the primary students in SK-2 will be in teams playing a variety of games with each other.  To help add to our selection the students may also bring in a game for our Friday elective.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters  (

     Happy 7th Birthday          
Tyler Vis
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
“May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Memory Work: for Wednesday February 17 the first part of Ten Commandments
                                                                                      (shortened form, Exodus 20:3-17)
 5. Honour your father and your mother
 6. You shall not murder
 7. You shall not commit adultery
 8. You shall not steal
 9. You shall not give false testimony
10. You shall not covet
Spelling: words to learn for Friday, Feb. 12.  
List words for Unit 19: go, so, no, home, note, robe, do, you
Accelerated Reader Program: The students took home their winter A.R. reports today. Please let me know if your child has missed completing A.R. quizzes from books you have read at home with your child.
Scholastic Book Club: Please return any completed February book orders by Friday, Feb. 12. Thank you.
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
  • bring a game for Friday
  • February scholastic book order is due Feb. 12
SK, Grades 1 and 2 Team Building Skills Elective: On Elective Fridays the primary students in SK-2 will be in teams playing a variety of games with each other.  To help add to our selection, the students may also bring in a game for our Friday elective.

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work for February 17:
Deuteronomy 32: 3-4
I will make known the name of the Lord.
   Praise God! How great he is!
He is the Rock. His works are perfect.
   All his ways are right.
He is faithful. He doesn’t do anything wrong.
   He is honest and fair.
Dictation Quiz on Friday, February 12: List 17
Grade 2 words: now, down, how, out, shout, about, our, house, slow, show, town, allow
Grade 3 words: follow, below, own, grown, town, ground, around, found, about, house, group, would, should, country, cousin, crowd, wound
Math: Grade 3 will be doing their 7 times table quiz. Please work on your facts during the week! The grade 2’s will continue to review facts 0-5 times tables.
We will have library class this Thursday, so please bring in your books.
Accelerated Reader: Goals due by March 2, 2016. Reports were sent home today.
Student of the Week: It is  Makayla Zylstra (Feb 8- Feb 12) this week. Blake Milmine will be the student of the week Feb 15-19.
Scholastic Book Order: Book orders were sent home last week. Please return orders by Friday, February 12 if you would like to place an order.
Valentines Party: We plan to have our class celebration on Friday, just before lunch. We will be doing some crafts and handing out our Valentines.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Scholastic book orders, if purchasing
  • Swim wear and towel for Grade 3
SK, Grades 1 and 2 Team Building Skills Elective: On Elective Fridays the primary students in SK-2 will be in teams playing a variety of games with each other.  To help add to our selection the students may also bring in a game for our Friday elective.

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (
Fri. Feb. 12 - Spelling Dictation, Unit 17 - Grade 3 words are: follow, below, own, grown, town, ground, around, found, about, house, group, would, should, country, cousin, resound, tomorrow
Grade 4 words are: also, bought, cough, almost, false, officer, soft, stalk, halt, faucet, saucer, caution, lawyer, awesome, stall, crawl, awful, because, stopped, vault
Thurs. Feb. 11 - Bible Test on Ruth. Review your notes, your Memory Work and your Study Page, girls and boys.
Fri. Feb. 12 - (Grade 3), Math Facts Checkup, Multiplying with 7 as a factor.
(Grade 4) Math Facts Checkup Review. Multiplying with 9 as a factor.

Wed. Feb. 17 - Memory Work: Song - All Night, All Day
All night, all day, angels watching over me, my Lord.
All night, all day, angels watching over me.
  1. Now I lay me down to sleep. Angels watching over me, my Lord.
Pray the Lord my soul to keep. Angels watching over me.
2.) Lord, stay with me through the night. Angels watching over me, my Lord.
Wake me with the morning light. Angels watching over me.
Words and Music: African-American spiritual
Accelerated Reader: Students are reading towards their Second Term goals. Goal due date is Wed. March 2!
*AR Reports will be sent home with your child today.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Dylan Rempel. Next week:Eden Shelton
Scholastic Book Orders: Please return any completed Feb. Book Orders by Fri. Feb. 12. Thank you.   
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Scholastic Book Orders if purchasing
  • Swim wear and towel for Grade 3

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Memory Work: Our schedule has changes and we will be doing memory work during Monday (next week Tuesday) class. New memory work will be given each week.
Galatians 5:22-26 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
Mathmatics: We are starting new units that continue with Fractions. Try online games to practice this skill. Can you solve the riddle? >>>>
Spelling: List 16 quiz and worksheet is due on Friday.
Language Arts: LA is easily applied as a cross curricular. Is your child struggling to use capitals in the correct place, knowing proper punctuation, spelling and how to start and end a sentence with good grammar? LA is being applied in penmanship by learning literary devices such as hyperbole, simile, alliteration and metaphors. Ask your child to explain what these are. Novel reading helps us through teacher modeling of expression, comprehension and recognition of literary devises. We are currently reading The City of Ember.
Social Studies: Some students are not getting their notes complete to their grade level. Please check planners to see if your child needs some help. Books are sent home for completion if they don’t ask for help at school.
Art: Bring an object you want to draw for Wednesday, February 17th.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (

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

Thank you! for your donations and help with the concession stand at last weeks basketball tournament. We raised $400 to go towards the Grade 7/8 Fair Glen Trip.
Memory Work: Psalm 119:35-37
Mathematics: On Thursday, Feb. 18 there will be a test on Chapter 7: Exponents.
Science: Forces @ Work. We are preparing displays and activities to help our gr 3/4 class learn! Signed and corrected quizzes are (over)due. Google Classroom assignment 3 due Thu Feb 11.
Music: Bring your red duo tangs on Monday.
French: Skits/videos of interviews due to be presented in class on Tuesday February 16.