Wednesday, 20 April 2016

April 20, 2016 Journal

The ICS Journal  

Wednesday, April 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

Apr   20 Chapel - SK & Resource
        22 Grade 1-4 at Old Town Hall for ‘Annie’ the musical 10-12:30
             Derrick Drover at Aylmer CRC 7pm
        23 Outdoor work day
        27 Chapel - Gr 7&8
        28 Dodgeball Mania at ICS 6-8pm
May   1  ICS at Grace Community Church 10:00am
          2 “Bring your parents to school”
          4  Spring Membership meeting 7:30pm
          8  ICS at Aylmer CRC 10:00am
          8-14th Spring Drive
          9 Spring Drama matinee performance 1:30pm
        10 Spring Drama evening performance 7:00pm     
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
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Foundation (endowment): www.ldcef.org  

From the Principal’s Desk:
We have much to celebrate as a Christian school! May I take this opportunity to ask you to read the enclosed four-part invitation for our celebration events in May, give three invitations away, and come to the events that you can! No less important for our school is the annual golf tournamnt on the May long weekend - space is going fast!
We need to continually “Tell the Story” of what God has done in this place. Our theme verse from Joshua 4 continues to resonate with me as I consider both how God favoured Israel, and how soon Israel fell away! We need constant reminders of who we are before God. We need to understand that we are each an essential part of a community centred around Christian education. We need to also understand that we succeed in God’s strength, and not our own - may He shine in our classes, in our halls and in our local community! That is something to celebrate.
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Tony &Lindsay Zondag, and Jeff & Katie Zylstra.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Gr 2/3 teacher Ms. Loewen.
REMINDERS:
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P):  Pick up tomorrow. The next TRIP order will be sent out on May 4th.*If you would like to pay by e-transfer, please send it to trip@immanuelchristianschool.net. Please make a note on your order form or online, so we know to look for your payment. Thanks!
Cheese orders: Order form is attached. Orders are due by Apr 27 with delivery on May 4th.

Outdoor Work Morning - This Sat Apr 23.  Start time is 8:30am, finish is at 11:30am. Skilled and unskilled helpers are both needed! We hope to replace the swingset containment border, clean eaves, renew basketball nets, paint letters and parking lot lines, fix hooks, install a projector, and perhaps even get some trees installed. Please sign up through our web page to let us know you’re coming! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0948a9a72fabf49-volunteer.

Unplug & Play Week - April 24th-30th. Active Play will start on Sunday.  Tickets will be sent home with one of your children when they are available.  For students that wish to track their physical activity and screen time, log sheets are available in the office. Get ready for an exciting week!

Our Annual Christian Education Week will be held Sunday, May 1st to the 6th. We would love to have you participate in a number of the events listed below.  
  Sunday, May 1st we will be participating in the worship service at Grace Community Church (in ICS gym).  
  Sunday, May 8th at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church; and
  Sunday, May 29 at the Bradley Street Church

May 2nd "Bring Your Parents to School Day":  This is our annual Spring Open House. The morning offers you the opportunity to take part in your children's school routine. The morning starts with coffee and devotions with Mr. Cameron at 8:35-9:05, next a visit with math classes from 9:05-10:25 and then after our recess break a visit to the morning classes from 10:40-11:05. We would like to also invite those that are interested in learning more about ICS to come for a visit. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 4th is our Annual Spring Membership Meeting.  7:30pm in the Discovery Room. If you are a member or not, come out and get informed as to what is happening with your school and socialize with other parents. For members without children here, your agenda will either be mailed or placed in your church mailbox.  Volunteer hours: Did you know that when you attend a membership meeting it counts for 2 hours towards your volunteer time?

May 8 - 14th will be our annual Spring Drive.  This is a key, if simple, fundraiser. We ask supporters to consider blessing ICS with a gift, as the Lord has blessed them. Often, it is grandparents and former parents who have the ability to make special donations, and we rely on our current families to reach out to their relatives. Who can you ask?

Monday, May 9 at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm our Spring Production. We are  excited about our Spring Play based on Joseph’s story, entitled “Not Your Average Joe”.  All students are involved in the cast and stage crew (gr 7/8) or the choir (JK-6). Tickets will be available soon! COSTUMES:  Each grade will be wearing solid coloured t-shirts and jeans (as their costumes).  Please label your child’s shirt and send it to school, by May 2nd.
Gr 1:   Green Gr 2:  Orange Gr 3:  Purple
Gr 4:  Yellow Gr 5:  Red Gr 6:  Blue
Gr 7&8 : Costume and/or Hawaiian shirts

Dress Code Reminder: Spring weather is arriving and so is the summer clothing.   As you are shopping for or with your child, please keep our dress code in mind. Our dress code complements the LDCSS dress code. This would apply to all school events including: classes, sports, field trips, and graduation. Our clothing should be consistent with our goal to honour God with our bodies, as we are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor.6:19, 20). This still allows for creativity and individuality, but also requires modesty and an awareness of the impact our dress has on others in our community.
  • Shorts must be “thumb-length”, skirts must come down to at least their knee
  • Tank tops with straps less then 3 finger width, halter tops, muscle shirts, bare feet, bare midriffs, low necklines are not permitted
  • No undergarments should be visible.
Students dressed inappropriately will be asked to contact home to make arrangements to get suitable clothing.

BATTERY COLLECTION:  For the month of April, we will be collecting old Single Use Batteries (AA, AAA, D, C and 9 volt & rechargeable).  We could win $2500 if we collect the most batteries (by weight).  So talk to your family and friends and start collecting.  Let’s try for the BIG prize!!  ONLY 1 MORE WEEK!!!

Jr. Basketball: Both our boys and girls teams played very well in our Bluewater round-robin tournament against Christian schools in Strathroy, Woodstock, London Christian Academy, London Christian Elementary and Sarnia. Boys won 4 out of 5 games, girls were undefeated. This was a great conclusion to 4 weeks of league play in our local public schools. Thanks to our coaches: Ms Jones (head coach & girls), Mr Cameron (boys), Mr Sinke (boys), Mrs Poortinga (girls)!

Battle of the Books: Congratulations to our Junior and Senior teams for competing so well at last week’s BATTLE!  You showed great teamwork, and we were proud of you! You are winners in our books! Nicely done! A special thank-you to Mrs. Cameron as Senior team leader and question-writer, Mrs. Leinie Hartmink for a LOT of question typing,  Mrs. Hill for writing practice questions, as well as our great Battle Day scorekeepers, timers and venue organizers (Dylan K., Matthew Y., Steven D., Keoni K., Nolan G.. Micah S., and Kaylynn M.)  Next year’s titles will be released in October ;).

Yearbook Advertising:  If you would like to advertise your business in our yearbook please contact the office.  Business Card $40, ¼ page $60, ½ page $100, Full page $160, Inside cover $300

File:Electric guitarPrivate Music Lessons: Guitar Lessons are still 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 guymiskelly.com

Teacher Openings for 2016-2017:
1. We are seeking a qualified junior / intermediate teacher to fill a potential vacancy in grades 7/8 homeroom. The successful candidate will add a specialty to our program (ideally French or resource), and will be prepared to teach rotary junior and intermediate in their area of expertise.
2. We are also seeking a qualified JK-8 special education and resource teacher. The position is currently 50%, and can adjust with the addition of a specialty. The successful candidate should add a specialty to our program (ideally French), and may teach rotary junior and intermediate in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to meet students at their level, and work collaboratively with peers and parents.
Applications sought by Friday 29 April. Job openings are posted (http://lightbringers.oacs.org/).

An evening of praise and worship?  The Derrick Drover Band will be putting on a concert at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church this Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  Derick will be featuring hymns from his recent album as well as the stories behind them.  A free will offering will be held.  

Golf, Sunset, Sport, Golfer,2016 ANNUAL ICS GOLF TOURNAMENT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.  Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.  The price per golfer will be $150.00 – which includes Lunch, Green Fees, Power Cart, a Rib and Chicken dinner and contests. Questions –.  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 - call Jeff and Tammie Vannoord at 519-773-5593

FROM THE CLASSROOMS:

Building structures, beauty and people connections - this Friday, ask your child what they did in Integrated Studies!

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (s.penner@immanuelchristianschool.net)

Bring to school
- Library books on Mondays.
- SK Kindergrad t-shirt order form (before May 2).
- SK Sight Word book on Friday.
PLEASE NOTE MY ERROR on the April calendar sent home. April 29 is a P.A. Day and so we will check for sight words on the days before. My apologies for this mistake.
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible: Exploring ‘bucket filling’ and ‘bucket dipping’ in the Bible through parables.
SK-  Sight words for this week: with, had, up, is.
Our ‘bubble’ wall is looking great, let’s continue to blow towards our goal of 100!
Math: Subtraction stories.
At Home: Please review sight words of the week. I will review on Friday to see who knows them.
JK- Matching uppercase letters with lowercase letters.
Printing letters Ee and Ff
Math: Numbers 10-20
At Home: Continue to review all of the letters. What is the name of the letter?
What sound does that letter make?




Grade 1-4 students: Are looking forward to their field trip this Friday April 22nd, to Old Town Hall Theatre to watch Mt. Salem Christian School’s musical performance of Annie. Thank you to our volunteers, Mrs. Margaret Zylstra, Mrs. Chantelle Bakker, Mrs. Anna Krahn, Ms. Robyn Allison, Mrs.Tina Banman and Mrs. Suzie Guenther who will be helping us. We hope to leave the school at approximatley 9:00am and should return at 1:00pm.
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GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (m.pieters@immanuelchristianschool.net)
Memory Work: for Wednesday April 27(From Spring Production Song: I Know My God Is Near)
verse 1     When I call You, You will answer, In trouble, You’re right there with me
                No, never will I be alone, Because everywhere I go, Wherever storms blow
verse 2     No matter the weather, You’re my shelter, my rock of refuge
                If I’m afraid, I’ll call Your name, And You hear me every time, Because I’m Your child
Spelling Dictation: words for Thursday, April 21.  
Unit 27: car, far, jar, star, start, farm, harm, are
Integrated Study: The students in Grades 1, 5 and 6 will be going on a field trip to look at some bridges in Elgin County on Friday, April 22. We are planning to leave shortly after 1:00 and return around 3:00. We will be happy to have architectural appreciating volunteers help us on this field trip.
Creation Studies: Our class will be doing a field study at the Aylmer Public Library on Monday, May 2. We will need a couple of volunteers to walk with us and enjoy this trip to the library.
Scholastic Book Orders: If you wish to place an order for May please fill out the form and return it to school with your payment (cash, cheque or pay online) by Thursday, April 28. 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
  • Let’s Connect to Grow forms
  • practice reading your sight words page(s)
  • Scholastic order for May is due on Thursday, April 28

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (a.loewen@immanuelchristianschool.net)
Memory Work: for Wed, Apr 27
When I hear ……I know my God is near
He won’t forget me when the storm is raging
When I hear…..I know my God is near
He won’t leave me when the earth is shaking
Rain or shine He’ll follow through
Cause all His promises are true
When I hear….. Oh, there’s nothing to fear
I know my God is near, Yes, I know my God is near
Words and Music by Rob Howard
© 2015 More Like This Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Dictation Quiz on Friday, April 22. List 24
Grade 2 words: why, try, trying, eat, mean, read, sunny, fly, treat, each, easy, reply
Grade 3 words:  colour, odour, store, calendar, dollar, party, liar, after, number, better, doctor, weather, every, forty, sugar, altar, flower
Please return any library books for tomorrow.
Creation Studies: Our class will be doing a field study at the Aylmer Public Library on Monday, April 25. Please email me if you wish to make an Elgin County Library card for your child and allow him or her to exchange books at the library.
Scholastic Book Orders: If you wish to place an order for April please fill out the form and return it to school with your payment (cash, cheque or pay online) by Thursday, April 28, . Thank you.
Reminder List of things to bring:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Unplug & Play Week Ticket Order forms
  • Library card forms, if you would like
  • Scholastic book order, if purchasing

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (t.buma@immanuelchristianschool.net)
Thurs. Apr. 21: Bible Test: Samuel - Review  your Study Guide, girls and boys, and continue to read over your notes to prepare for tomorrow’s test.
Fri. Apr. 22 - Spelling Dictation, (Review List) Grade 3 words are: even, menu, used, other, problem, change, guess, guard, jury, nurse, turned, aren’t, warning, threw, through, doctor, sugar
Grade 4 words are: circle, cycle, signal, junior, truth, conclusion, amount, moisture, avoid, enough, pharmacy, refrigerator, mighty, fought, fault, daughter, wreath, answer, decision, musician
Wed. Apr. 27: Memory Work: (From Spring Production Song: I Know My God Is Near)
When I hear…..I know my God is near
He won’t forget me when the storm is raging
When I hear…..I know my God is near
He won’t leave me when the earth is shaking
Rain or shine He’ll follow through
Cause all His promises are true
When I hear…..Oh, there’s nothing to fear
I know my God is near, Yes, I know my God is near
Thurs. Apr. 28: French Test: Mission Monde 1, Unit 3, Pgs. 26 - 33.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Sarah Janssens. Next week: Jedidiah Klassen
Scholastic Book Orders: Book Orders were sent home today. Please complete any May Book Order forms by Friday, Apr. 29. Thank you.
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books
  • Let’s Connect to Grow forms
  • Unplug & Play Week Ticket Order forms
  • Scholastic Book Order if purchasing

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

Memory Work: All Things song from Not your Average Joe. Verse 1 and chorus. (Bonus for singing)
Some days are always sunny and
NotYourAverageJoe_titleonly.jpgThose days feel just like summer
When everything is easy and the weather’s fine
Some days are harder than others and
Those days sometimes we can wonder
If it ends this way are we gonna be alright
Chorus
We know
God works all things together and
Our God is faithful forever.
When something was meant to hurt
Our God can turn it to good.
Even when things are as bad as they seem
We know
God works in all things
Mathematics: Unit test on Thursday. All notes due.
Overall skills to work on - equivalent fractions, multiplication, estimation, rounding, mean, median and mode. See new worksheets in redbook.
Health: Next Monday students will be tested on their knowledge of changes in adolescence and family life, .  Health test books may be signed out through Mr. T
Social Studies: See wiki pages for Canada Map games.
Science: See wiki for information links.
Spelling: wrestle, wrong, answer, dough, unknown, knapsack, often, listen, climb, half, island, talking, design, scratch, tonight, limb, know, whistle
Language Arts: LA is easily applied as a cross curricular. LA is being applied in penmanship by learning literary devices such as personification,euphamisms, cliche, puns, and onomatopeia.  Ask your child to explain what this is.
French: Quiz on pouvoir Thursday April 21st. Unit Test on Thursday April 28th. A review sheet will be given out this Thursday.
Integrated Study: The students in Grades 1, 5 and 6 will be going on a field trip to look at some bridges in Elgin County on Friday, April 22. We are planning to leave shortly after 1:00 and return around 3:00. We will be happy to have architectural appreciating volunteers help us on this field trip.

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)

Memory Work: 1 Timothy 3:16-17
Bible: Church report due April 26th
Mathematics: Data Management  Chapter 10 test on Thursda, April 21.
Science: Quiz on atmosphere layers and cycles Thu! Barometer lab and weekly observations are due Mon.
L.A. TV viewing analysis is overdue.
Art: We are learning techniques used in Impressionism and Post Impressionism. See wiki for video links.
French: Unit Test on Thursday April 28. A review sheet will be given out this Thursday
Fair Glen Trip:  Each student received a letter indicating their cost for this class retreat. All payments must be made no later than May 2nd.