Thursday, 3 March 2016

March 2nd, 2016 - Snow Day Edition

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 - Snow Day Edition

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 2 Term 2 ends
           Chapel - Lent#4 Pastor Friesen - Bradley St Church of God
        3 PA Day - report card writing- no classes (LDCSS has class)
        4 Family Fun Night Dinner
        9 WDCS Hockey Tournament - Gemini complex Strathroy
           Chapel - Lent#5 Pastor Louis Bosma - Aylmer CRC
           Report cards sent home
      11-18 March Break
      21 classes resume
      23 Chapel - Lent#6
           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:
Enjoy the snow day cancellation today!
As we prepare to write report cards tomorrow, and as those reports go home next week, I wanted to remind us all of how those reports point towards our mission as Immanuel Christian School. The mission statement sits at the top of the Journal: “Immanuel Christian School assists parents in raising children to follow Christ with an excellent elementary program and a focus on Christian character growth.” We feel that we can encourage growth by involving students and parents in goal-setting. 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 will ask that all forms be returned by Wed Mar 23. For those wanting to do so with teacher input, we will have conferences right after March Break (sign up details are below). We believe that student and parental engagement in learning is of very high value for growth, and we seek your partnership in this.
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Eric & Emily Schuurman & Janine Shelton and Stu Shelton.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Bookkeeper Mrs. Teresa Janssen


Report Cards & Parent-Teacher conferences: Term 2 report cards will be sent home on March 9th. The second set of Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 23rd after returning from March Break. 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):  The March order is attached.  Orders are due March 10th with pick up on March 24th.  Remember you can go on line to place your order as well.  

Cheese orders: will be sent home on Friday. Next order will be sent out March 23rd.

Meat & Baked Goods: New companies have been added to our order from, such as Grandma’s Oven and Poultry Specialties from Tillsonburg! Orders are due today with pick-up on March 24th.

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.

Untitled.pngWe’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
Transportation - Since ICS has a PD day on Thursday, March 3rd, the busing for LDCSS will be as follows: Mrs. Tesselaar’s bus will leave her home at 7:45am (students catching the bus at her house should be three by 7:40am)
           Stop at BURC (49823 Talbot Line) at 7:55am
ICS at 8:00 am;  
End of Forest & Elm at 8:04am
Hiemstra’s at 8:10am;
Lyons at 8:15am;  
Kroondyk’s on Wilson line at 8:23am
Manning Drive 8:30am.
The return trip home will be done in reverse

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT this Fri Mar 4 in the ICS school gym!  Enjoy a menu of winter comfort foods: Hearty Beef Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Toasted Cheesy Garlic Bread, fresh Salad, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Dessert - all for only $8 Adults and $5 Children (10+under).  Dinner is served from 5-7pm, so bring the family and a friend!  Takeout and Delivery to Heritage Place are available.
Coming to the FFFN Dinner? How about taking a turn once on the other side?  We have volunteer opportunities available:
  • 3:30-6:30 (food prep and serving, or collecting money)
  • 5:30-8:30 (serving and cleanup, or collecting money)
  • or make your own hours :)
Contact the school office 519.773.8476 or email with your availability.  THANK YOU! ​**STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: please bring your high school volunteer hour sheets along Friday night for immediate confirmation​.

Ontario Student Nutrition Program:  Please help support our school’s student nutrition program by Taking the Pledge and Say Yes to Good Food in Schools!   For every NEW pledge directed for ICS, OSNP will donate a free breakfast or snack to our school’s nutrition program.  It cost you nothing, only a minute of your time.  First, go to & enter your name. Next, enter our school’s address: (75 Caverly Road, Aylmer, N5H 2P6).  It’s that simple.  This 2nd round of the campaign will run until June 29, 2016.  We recently received a cheque for the number of pledges that were directed at our school last fall.  Thanks to all participated.  

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. 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!

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Congratulations to Phoebe Sinke who placed first in storytelling at the primary level and Megan Friesen who placed first for her speech at the junior level. They both have the opportunity to go to the District Public Speaking contest in Forest, ON on Saturday, April 2. We thank the Lord for blessing them in their abilities to publicly speak with confidence and joy before an audience.

Hockey: The WDCS Hockey Tournament will be held on March 9th at the Gemini Arena in Strathroy.  Information regarding the tournament was sent home yesterday with team members.  Transportation forms must be returned to Mrs. VanderHoek by today.

ChessChess: If you have not handed in your permission form as of yet please do so as soon as possible.

Jr. Basketball: There will be an after school practice next week for team members - Tuesday 3:30-4:45 for boys and Wednesday 3:30-4:45 for girls. Recess practices will be held luring lunch recess - Monday (boy/girl shooting practice), Thursday (boys), Friday (girls).

Intramural Dodgeball: Today’s Primary and Junior recess dodgeball games are re-scheduled for next Wed. March 9, same time.

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.
Library: Reading for the Battle of the Books teams should be almost finished. Next week, practices start in earnest. We will have drills at school, but students will also get a set of questions to practice at home. Please work through the envelopes and return them for the next practice so you can trade them in.  Keep up the reading and reviewing! Battle Day is here in Aylmer, again, on Wed., April 13!  MISSING: an Elgin County copy of Flying Geese. Please return it to Mrs. Robinson or any Elgin County Library branch.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bring to school: Library books on Mondays and new SK Sight Word book on Fridays
Bible: The Good Samaritan and The Great Banquet
Letter and Sound: qu
SK-  Sight words for this week: like, I, a, here, is
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: Number bonds
At Home: Please practice sight words of the week. I will review on Friday 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 and new Qu
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?
GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters  (
Memory Work: for Wednesday March 9
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and,
going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Matthew 28: 1 and 2
Spelling: review words from units 15 - 21 for Friday, March 4.  
The students started typing their words in their google docs account. They may finish typing their words, from their green review page they took home on Monday, to help them practice for Friday’s test.
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 (cash, cheque or pay online) by Friday March 4. 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
  • Scholastic Book Club order due March 4

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Luke Foster (Feb. 23)! Luke turned 9, and we wish him a great year ahead!
Memory Work for March 9: Joshua 24: 14
So have respect for the Lord. Serve him. Be completely faithful to him. Throw away the gods your people worshiped east of the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord.
Dictation Quiz on Friday, March 4: List 19
Grade 2 words: more, store, stand, star, blew, flew, new, stone, sting, ring, bring, chore
Grade 3 words: disagree, again, given, other, money, problem, does, of, some, laid, chance, tired, read, nice, lower, kilometer, centimeter
Math: Both grades will be quizzed on their 10 times table facts on Friday!
We will have library class this Thursday, so please bring in your books.
Accelerated Reader: New AR goals will be sent home on Friday!
Scholastic Book Club Order: The March orders need to be returned to school with your payment (cash, cheque or pay online) by Friday March 4. Thank you.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Scholastic book order, if purchasing

GRADES 3 and 4 – Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Delilah Krahn a very happy birthday. Delilah turned 9 years old today. Happy Birthday, Delilah! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Fri. March 4 - Spelling Dictation, Grade 3 words are: disagree, again, given, other, money, problem, does, of, some, laid, change, tired, read, nice, lower, gloves, delay
Grade 4 words are: shoes, clues, wound, junior, truth, duty, news, through, few, who, schoolroom, whose, conclusion, June, shampoo, cruel, choose, ruin, beauty, lose
Fri. March 4 - (Grade 3), Math Facts Checkup, Multiplying with 10 as a factor.
(Grade 4) Math Facts Multiplication Review Test, (0-12)
Wed. March 9 - Memory Work: Song - I Want Jesus to Walk with Me - (Vs. 3)
3.. When I’m in trouble,, Lord, walk with me; when I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me;
when my head is bowed in sorrow, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
Words and Music: African-American spiritual.
Accelerated Reader: Goal due date is today!
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Noria Atkinson. Next week:Owen Banman
Scholastic Book Orders: Please return any completed book order forms by Friday, March 4. Thank you!   
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School’s
Scholastic Book Orders:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Scholastic Book Order if purchasing

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Memory Work: Acts 17:24-26  “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”
Mathematics: Unit test will be sent home on Friday. Please sign and return by the following Wednesday.
Unit notes and Redbook are due Friday.
Health: In the next few weeks students will be learning about the changes in adolescence. A parent /student activity is part of the unit.
Spelling: List worksheets and quiz due on Friday. All Unit Work prior to List 20 is due by 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.
AR Goal are due this week.
French:French Unit test on Thursday March 10.  Review sheets were handed out yesterday.
Bible: Work up to Athens crossword is due by Friday. Plenty of class time is given to complete assigned work.
Potluck on Friday: Spontaneous, if you are able to contribute it is greatly appreciated, if not please send a lunch with you child. Duties are in written in planners.
Please initial planners if there are notes written by me. Any work incomplete or recess time is written there. If I don’t see initials I need to assume you are not aware of incomplete work and will call home to arrange after school study groups. With Basketball starting my recesses are less available to help students catch up.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (

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

Memory Work: Isaiah 43:1-2
Mathematics: On Thursday, March 10 there will be a unit test on Area and Volume (Chapter 8).
Bible: The Essay Test on the novel Dangerous Journey is due on Thursday, March 10th.
Science: Forces @ Work. Final tune-up time: is this your very best work? Project display scheduled for the 3/4 class gallery walk on Thu Mar 10. Parents, you are invited from 2:40 - 4:00!
Music: Bring your red duo tangs on Monday.
French: French Unit test on Thursday March 10.  Review sheets were handed out yesterday.