Wednesday, 11 May 2016

May 11th Journal, 2016

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, May 11th, 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

May  9- 13 MAP Spring testing week #1
        11 Chapel - Gr 3/4
             Hot lunch - Pizza day  
        13 Gauss Math contest              
             Family Fun Night
        16-20 MAP Spring testing week #2
        21 ICS Golf tournament at Pine Knot in Dorchester
        23 Victoria Day - no classes (ICS & LDCSS)
        25 Gr 1-4 “Annie” workshop by MSCS 1-3pm
        25-27 Grade 7 & 8 at Fair Glen
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

From the Principal’s Desk:
Wow, this has again been a busy, exciting week! Personally, Amanda and I, along with the entire ICS staff, hosted the “Dinner at No. 11” semi-formal GST Auction meal on Friday. We had “ICS @ Church” on Sunday with Aylmer CRC, celebrating Christian education with our founding church family. Our gr 7/8 class, with the entire school accompanying in song, told the story of “Not Your Average Joe” on Monday and Tuesday. We will have a time to eat and chat together on Friday Family Fun Night to end the week. All these events help us build a community, united by our faith in Jesus, and centred around excellent Christian elementary education!
This week is also 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. It takes a community to sustain a Christian school. Can you give? Who can you ask?

in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Welcome: Mr Paul Bierman has accepted our offer to join us as grade 7/8 home room teacher (with some other teaching responsibilities) next year! Paul and his wife Danielle, along with their three children, are currently in Indonesia teaching at an international Christian school. Paul is an experienced teacher who demonstrated excellent student connections during his teaching interview, and he’ll make a valuable addition to our staff. His wife Danielle is Keith Sinke’s sister. They are looking forward to being closer to family, especially as Danielle faces some serious health concerns. Pray for God’s presence amidst all the transitions of moving.
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Jake & Lydia Bergen and Nathan & Valerie Bokma
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Resource teacher Mrs. VanderHoek.

Cheese orders: Order form attached, due by May 20th with delivery on June 1st.
Meat & Baked goods: New vendors to choose from. Stock up your freezer now to enjoy over the summer holidays! Orders are due Thursday May 19th with delivery on June 9th. Coolers with your name clearly marked can be dropped off before hand.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Due on May 12th with pickup on May 19th. *If you pay by e-transfer, please send it to Please make a note on your order form or online.
G.I.F.T.S Forms: How are you hours coming along? Still need some? We can use your help at the FFFN, let the office know if you are available.

Lost & Found: A Bauer 3000 supreme hockey stick was left at the school from the Kids Night FFFN in April. We have boxed up the lost & found clothing items that were displayed in the hallway over the last week, and will have them on display again for FFFN. We will be dropping them off at a thrift store by early next week. Please check to see if your children are missing something.

Friday Family Fun Night - FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT is FRI MAY 13 5-7pm in the school gym, and it is SOUP + BUN NIGHT!  Bring the family out for delicious Noodle Soup, Beef Steak Ranchero soup, homemade buttered dinner rolls, and scrumptious pie for dessert!  Cost is Adults $8, Children (10+under) $5 with ALL proceeds going directly back into the school.  Takeout and Delivery to Heritage Place are available.
Looking to reserve your spot on this month's FFFN team?  Call the school office 519.773.8476
Tina Vyn will also have her Living Books display set up during the May dinner. There are many new styles of cards to choose from.  If you do not need cards check out the large assortment of books for young and old.  Come and purchase your summer reading material.

Track & Field: We have started to practice in preparation for this year’s event which is just around the corner. Track & Field day will take place on Wednesday June 1st (rain date on June 2nd). This will be a JK and SK day. Parent volunteers are essential to success, assisting with events and supervision. We ask you to sign up for a morning or afternoon, with flexibility to see your own child(ren) compete. We will be updating our online signup
with volunteer opportunities shortly. Save the date!

Trees are in! Two trees “big enough to survive in a playground” were installed this last weekend. We have one locust and one linden tree to replace the ash trees which were stricken by the ash borer. These will provide much needed shade for our children as we move into summer. Our grade 3/4 class will take on watering care. Our principal is seeking to further improve our playground - please speak with him if you have economical, fun ideas!

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2016….A block of rooms has been reserved during the annual Fall PA days for our Christian schools. Discounted rates are available for the dates of Oct. 27th, and 28th.   Room rates start at $174.99/night. Our group booking code is: 1610CHRI_002.  To book your room:

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

2016 ANNUAL ICS GOLF TOURNAMENT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.  Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.  We are full to capacity with players - praise God!

Thank You! On behalf of the ICS students, we would like to say thank you to all who came to enjoy our performances of “Not Your Average Joe.” The students did a wonderful job and their efforts do not go unnoticed. We are so proud of how our Grade 7/8 students performed and worked together to make this play great! The singing was beautiful and the Kindergarten welcome was precious. Thank you again to all those involved in making this play a success. A special “bravo” to our “Amanda” directors: Ms Amanda Loewen and Mrs Amanda Cameron!

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Bring to school
- Library books on Monday.
- New Scholastic book orders due next week on May 20
Some of the things we have done in Kindergarten…..
Bible: Jesus’ Miracles: Luke 5:1-11, Catching fish. Mark 1:40-45, Curing a Leper.
SK- Last list of sight words: all, look, her, some
Wow! We have 90 bubbles and now so close to our 100 bubbles goal!
Keep up the great work SK.
Math: Addition and Subtraction stories and watching the sign (+ or -).
JK- Matching uppercase letters with lowercase letters.
Printing letters Nn and Oo
Math: Numbers 10-20

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Happy 7th Birthday          
Deserae Rempel
Sunday, May 15, 2016
      “May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15
Memory Work: for Wed. May 18
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Psalm 24: 7 and 8

Spelling Dictation: words for Friday, May 13 Unit 29: saw, paw, law, lawn, fawn, then, this, what
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
  • practice reading your sight words page(s)
  • Outdoor running shoes for track and field practice
  • Bring an old shirt to school for this Friday for we hope to do some bridge painting
GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for Wed, May 18
Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith. He paid no attention to the shame of the cross. He suffered there because of the joy he was looking forward to.
Then he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 He made it through these attacks by sinners. So think about him. Then you won’t get tired. You won’t lose hope.
Hebrews 12: 2-3
Dictation Quiz on Friday, May 13. List 26
Grade 2 words: stick, trick, back, zoo, root, quick, look, looked, pack, cook, struck, proof
Grade 3 words: ghost, neighbour, high, knew, knot, unknown, rewrap, wrong, written, wrapper, unwrap, climb, limb, gnaw, gnat, wren, knit
Please return any library books for tomorrow.
AR: We should have our flower stems filled up already! Many of you are right on track, keep it up!
Scholastic Book Orders: Our May flyers were sent home today. Please return any orders with payment (cash, cheque, or pay online) by  Friday, May 20.
Reminder List of things to bring:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Owen Banman a very happy birthday.Owen will be turning 9 years old on Sunday, May 15. Happy Birthday, Owen! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Fri. May 13 - Spelling Dictation, Grade 3 words are: useful, quietly, slowly, careful, careless, quickly, useless, worthless, fearful, fearless, joyful, smarter, fastest, funniest, happiest, priceless, mindful
Grade 4 words are: quiet, quite, angel, angle, already, all ready, desert, dessert, weather, whether, pitcher, picture, loose, lose, aisle, isle, dairy, diary, read, red
Wed. May 18 : Memory Work: (For the Fruit of All Creation - Vs. 1)
For the fruit of all creation, thanks be to God.
For his gifts to every nation, thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
Silent growth while we are sleeping,
Future needs in earth’s safe-keeping, thanks be to God.
Words: Fred Pratt Green, 1970
Music: Traditional Welsh melody, c. 1784; harmonized by Luther O. Emerson, 1906
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Josiah Kroondyk. Next week: Aryanna Lockyer
A Reminder List of Things to Bring to School:
  • Library books that are due, and any completed AR books

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Jones (

Memory Work for Tuesday, May 17
Philippians 2:5-8. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Spelling Quiz Friday, May 13
List 27: imperfect, impolite, impatient, improper, inactive, inconvenient, incorrect, inconsiderate, preview, prejudice, prevent, prefix, prehistoric, unable, uncertain, uncomfortable, unaware, ungrateful.
Literature Circles: Chapter 3 Roles due next Tuesday, May 17
GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. TenBruggencate (

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

Memory Work: Matthew 6:19-21
Art: We are learning techniques used in Impressionism and Post Impressionism. See wiki for video links.
French: Unit Test on Thursday April 28.
Fair Glen Trip:Each student received a letter indicating their cost for this class retreat. Payments must be turned in ASAP
Health: Test this Monday, May 16th on Unit 6: Ch.1 Genetics. Textbooks may be taken home for study.
Badminton Tournament Results: It was one of the stronger showings for the ICS team at the Elementary School Badminton Tournament held last Saturday in London with notable performances by Holly Cameron reaching the women’s single consolation semi-finals and the team of  Josiah VanGurp & Tyson Foster winning the championship medals in men’s doubles!