Wednesday, 9 March 2016

March 9th, 2016 Journal

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, March 9th, 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

Mar   11-18 March Break
         21 classes resume
         23 Chapel - Lent#6 Pastor Franz Friesen
              Celebration of Learning & Parent/Teacher Conferences
         25-28 Good Friday and Easter Monday - school closed
         30 Grade by Grade Chess Tournament
Apr    2  District Public Speaking @ Royal C. Legion, Forest, ON
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

From the Principal’s Desk:
This is an exciting time of year: children play in the sun, leaving winter jackets aside, our hockey team is competing, March Break approaches, with Easter close behind (and it’s my wife’s birthday today!).
Amidst many exciting things, let me encourage you in two important ICS things. (1) As reports come home today, please take time right away to complete the “Let’s Connect to Grow” form with your gr 1-8 child(ren). If your child receives resource assistance, or if you want to connect, please book in conferences for right after March Break. (2) If you have not yet done so, please complete the registration confirmation and deposit for next year. It looks like we will have limited spaces for new families at all grade levels - there still is some room, please spread the word to families considering ICS!
God’s blessings for an enjoyable March Break!
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Keith & Ellyn Sinke & Ken & Paddi Vandendool
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our grade 2/3 teacher, Ms. Amanda Loewen


Report Cards & Parent-Teacher conferences: Term 2 report cards will be sent home today. The second set of Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 23rd after returning from March Break. Parents of children in Resource should book with both the homeroom and resource teachers. We will again be using our online system: Appointments with Mrs. Cameron & Mrs. Schuurman are also available, though they may be scheduled separately depending on their after-hours music teaching schedules. Please call the school office if you have any problems with booking your appointment. They are on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P):  Order due today with pickup on March 24th.
Cheese orders: Next order will be sent out March 23rd.
Meat & Baked Goods: Pick-up will be on March 24th. Coolers with names on them can be dropped off ahead of time and are greatly appreciated.

The Meat & Baked Good Fundraiser wants YOU!!!
Approx 6 hrs of volunteer hours are earned with every sale...times that by 4 sales a year and it would be about 24 hrs per school year! As a committee we gather info from varies companies about their products and any price changes, assemble the order form for the journal, tally orders and fax the companies then when day of pick up comes we sort the products into separate orders for customers to pick up. We would love to see your new face helping on the committee! Come and join us!  Please contact the office if you are interested.
We’ve had a few Remind messages for bus cancellations, and the system appears to be working well! If you did not get a Remind message, text @icsbus to (226) 774-0016, or send an email to

ANOTHER successful FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT!  Thank you to everyone who attended the Chili+Cheesebread dinner last Friday, to all the Heritage Place residents who placed orders and to all those with take out orders.  All this added up equals 142 people fed and another $664.30 in our ICS School Fundraising Account!!  Thank you to all the wonderful last minute volunteers who made the evening run so efficiently and smooth - each one of you is a blessing to our school!
SAVE THE DATE for next month's FFFN:  KID'S NITE on FRI APR 15 in the school gym.  All you can eat, Adults $8 Children (10+under) $5. There are openings available for running the games and kitchen staff - please email or call the school office (Highschool students will be an asset to the evening, so get out your volunteer service hour forms!)

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.

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. 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!  Golf, Sunset, Sport, Golfer,

ICS Connection: Our latest version of the ICS Connection is attached to today’s Journal. We will be sending extra copies home this week for selected families (our Church Ambassadors). If your family receives a package and it’s alright with your church, we ask that you please display them in a suitable location.Chess

Chess: If you have not handed in your permission form as of yet, please do so as soon as possible.Thank you!

Jr. Basketball: There will be after school games on Tuesday after March Break for boys and girls. Details will go home with players this week.

Move n’ Groove this March Break at Aylmer Pubic Library!  Learn card tricks, become a twirling tween, experiment with Craig the Science Guy, practice yoga moves in our stretchy story-time or take a basic computer coding course! Please visit Aylmer library or check out our March calendar at for more information about these exciting programs.
March Break @ St. Thomas Public Library: Looking for fun things to do this March Break? How about a life-sized colouring wall, Minecraft create & print, Lego Day, Wii Day or Family Movie Friday. For a list of the week’s programs search “March Break” at
Redeemer Christian High School in Ottawa: is celebrating forty years of God’s faithfulness. The anniversary celebration will take place at our annual dinner auction on Saturday, April 2, 2016. For more information and to RSVP visit our website at

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rosemary Voth (Mar. 4) and Jarvis Loewen (Mar. 6).
They both turned 6, and we wish them a great year ahead!
Bring to school:
-Scholastic Book Club Order: If you wish to place an order for March please fill out the form and return it to school with your payment by Thursday, Mar. 10.
-Library books on Mondays
-New SK Sight Word book on Thursday for this week, a new list will be added.
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible: The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, and The Lost Son (Luke 15).
Letter and Sound: f
SK-  Sight words for this week: he, see, an, we, and.
We have started our ‘bubble’ wall, let’s continue to blow towards our goal of 100!
Math: Number bonds
At Home: Please practice sight words of the week. I will review on Thursday to see who knows them.

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, V, Y, L, X, Qu and new F
Math: Continue a pattern and creating our own patterns.
At Home: Continue to practice all of the letters. What is the name of the letter? What sound does that letter make?

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (

                        Happy 7th Birthday          
 Rachel Guenther
Monday, March 14, 2016

       “May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Memory Work: for Wednesday March 23
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
Matthew 28: 3 and 4
Spelling Dictation: words for Thursday, March 10.  ClassroomsCare: Kids Helping Kids
Unit 22: went, sent, ant, bend, find, mind, kind, want
Scholastic Book Clubs’ ClassroomsCare Program: Grade ones have the opportunity to participate in this program as a class by reading 100 books before May 31. Each time a student reads a book and does an AR quiz successfully he/she may colour in a book and initial it on our classroom tracking poster. Once the poster is completed, and we let Scholastic know, they will donate books to children in need through its Literacy Partners. To learn more about the program check out Just by reading the students are able to bless other children with books to read.
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
  • enjoy participating in the ClassroomsCare program where Reading IS Giving.

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rhodé Dalm (Mar. 12)! Rhodé will turn 8, and we wish her a great year ahead!
Dictation Quiz on Thursday, March 10: List 20
Grade 2 words: have, give, love, from, live, friend, much, such, old, told, they, alive
Grade 3 words: city, cereal, face, could, guess, huge, age, danger, goose, gone, coast, clean, guard, giant, carton, Christ, grave
Math: Both grades will be quizzed on their 11 times table facts on Thursday!
We will have library class this Thursday, so please bring in your books.
Accelerated Reader: Let’s try to read many books over March Break and come back ready to do AR quizzes!
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Noria Atkinson a very happy birthday. Noria will be turning 10 years old on Saturday, March 12. Happy Birthday, Noria! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Thurs. March 10  - Spelling Dictation, Grade 3 words are: city, cereal, face, could, guess, huge, age, danger, goose, gone, coast, clean, guard, giant, carton, code, glimpse
Grade 4 words are: enough, tougher, fifty, pharmacy, alphabet, nephew, trophy, paragraph, telephone, photograph, giraffe, forest, figure, refrigerator, draft, phrase, traffic, chief, forlorn, forsake
Thurs. March 10 - (Grade 3), Math Facts Checkup, Multiplying with 11 as a factor.
(Grade 4) Fractions Checkup.  
Wed. March 23 - Memory Work: Song - Lord, Be Glorified
  1. In my life, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In my life, Lord, be glorified today.
  2. In your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In your church, Lord, be glorified today.
Words and Music by: Bob Kilpatrick
Accelerated Reader: A brief note including Third Term goals, will be sent home with your child on Thurs. March 10. Enjoy reading some good stories in your March Break, boys and girls, and come back ready to take a few quizzes!
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Owen Banman, followed by Xavier Bergen after the March Break.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
Scholastic Book Orders:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Memory Work: No new memory work this week
Mathematics: Starting a unit on decimal multiplication and division (gr 5), and Ratio and Percent (gr 6)
Health: In the next few weeks students will be learning about the changes in adolescence. A parent /student activity is part of the unit.
Social Studies: See wiki pages for Canada Map games.
Science: Have the planets in order from the sun memorized (not in a song:)
Spelling: No quiz this week but corrections are due  Thursday.
Language Arts: LA is easily applied as a cross curricular. LA is being applied in penmanship by learning literary devices such as personification.  Ask your child to explain what this is.
Battle of the Books: Reading of the Battle books needs to be finished by the end of  March Break. Players already finished their reading should practice questions in their envelopes and possibly re-read a Battle book or 2.  Help needed: On Battle Day (April 13), we need an adult to supervise either Junior or Senior team. Let Mrs. Robinson know if you can help out for the day. Missing: 2 copies of Flying Geese by Haworth-Attard. Please send any copy you find to school.
Music:  On Wed, Mar 23 the students will be going on a Music Field Trip - to Aylmer Baptist Church - to learn about and play handbells.  We will be leaving at 12:30pm, walking to Aylmer Baptist Church, learning about and playing the handbells and walking back.  We aim to return to the school by 2:30pm.  We are looking for 2 parent volunteers to join us on this music trip.  Please contact the school or Mrs Cameron by Mon, Mar 21 if you are able to come.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (

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

Memory Work: Isaiah 43:1-2
Mathematics: Tomorrow there will be a unit test on 3D Geometry (Chapter 8).
Bible: The Essay Test on the novel Dangerous Journey is due tomorrow.
Science: Forces @ Work. Project display scheduled for the 3/4 class gallery walk on Thu Mar 10. Parents, you are invited from 2:40 - 4:00, pick up your child and check out the big machines!
Battle of the Books: Reading of the Battle books needs to be finished by the end of  March Break. Players already finished their reading should practice questions in their envelopes and possibly re-read a Battle book or 2.  Help needed: On Battle Day (April 13), we need an adult to supervise either Junior or Senior team. Let Mrs. Robinson know if you can help out for the day.