Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October 19th Journal, 2016

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, Oct 19th, 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.
Oct  20th Picture day JK
       21st  Round 1 vaccination clinic for Gr 7&8
                Friday Family Fun Night 5-7pm
       24th Dental screening JK/SK & Gr 2
       25th Gr. 1 Visit to Aylmer Library  12:55-2:25pm
       26th Grandparents & Senior Friends Day - JK&SK day!
               Sub Lunch
       27-28th Edifide Teachers Convention - no classes
       31st Gr 2/3 field trip to the Aylmer Library 10:15am-12pm
Nov 2nd LDCSS Gr 8 Day
       Chapel - SK
       6th - Daylight Saving time ends
       9th - Chapel - Gr. 1
       11th - Remembrance Day
                 Absentee Picture Day
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360

NEW: Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):
From the Principal’s Desk:
You will have noticed last week’s teacher Journal posts about their class’ “Send Out” project. Those projects are this year’s Integrated Studies (where we break down traditional educational boundaries or age or subject division), and they are also the extension of of theme: “Come follow me,,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out…” (Matthew 4:19). It has been a desire of our staff to emphasize our community connections. Interestingly, this last week, our community also came to us! Aylmer Town Councillor Ann Laur stopped in to chat about the Canada 150 celebrations, which centre on two themes: the planting of 10,000 Canada 150 tulips in public places in Aylmer, and a parade and fair on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. We can be a part of both. So, in a fitting connection with our Dutch heritage, a small crew from the Town, a few of our grade 5/6 students and a few volunteers will be planting tulips at ICS on the morning of our Grandparents Day! Want to help? Please let me know. Sometimes being “sent out” is just being receptive - isn’t it neat how God works?
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Ryan & Annette Dykxhoorn and Katrina Farrow Jones.
Let us also remember the family of Jeff & Tammie Vannoord as Tammie's mom passed away on Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer.  
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Resource and French teacher Ms. Karista Smeets
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Pickup is tomorrow. The next order will be sent out on Nov 2nd.
Chocolate Bars: If you still have money owing, please take care of this as soon as possible.
Subway Day: Is Oct 26th, orders are due this Friday Oct 21st. We are unavailable to accept any late orders after this date. *Please note for any child(ren) that are dairy free, please indicate “NO CHEESE” on your order form. Please refer to last week’s Journal for the order form.

The first FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT of the school year is this FRI OCT 21! Please join us in the school gym for a delicious hot meal of ham, potatoes, veggies, dessert, coffee, tea, pumpkin spice cider - all wrapped up in some relaxing family time. Dinner is served from 5-7p and cost is Adults $8, Children (10+under) $5 with ALL proceeds going directly back to the annual school fundraising goal of $81,000. Delivery to Heritage Place and Takeout are available. #FFFN

Care2Cycle was this past Saturday! 25+ riders, $2800 raised for our Compassion Child, library and student fund! We thank our God for the great Fall colours and warm weather, for riders & volunteers, for persuasive canvassers, and for generous donors!

Maint Work Meeting. This Saturday from 8:30 -11:30 am, maint committee is having a working meeting to get us squared away for the Fall. Extra hands are welcome; the focus will be on outdoor jobs!

Cross Country. Ontario Christian Schools race upcoming in Dundas for our junior and senior teams on Friday Oct 21.

Volleyball Tryouts for the senior volleyball team have begun.  Presently, boys’  practices are every Tuesday and Thursday at noon hour.  Girls’ practices are Mondays at noon and Thursdays after school (switching to Tuesdays next week as cross country finishes). Players are expected to come prepared to play, wearing appropriate gym clothing.

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

Grandparents’ and Senior Friends’ Day: Wednesday, October 26th 10:00am - 2:15pm
Invitations were enclosed last week for children to invite their grandparents and senior friends! This is a great day of connections, with a coffee social at 10am, an invitation for recess and classes, with a lunch then student musical presentations at 1.
For the week of Oct 24-28th, JK days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. That way they will be able to enjoy Grandparents day with everyone else. The three day SK will be Monday, and Wednesday (the Edifide Teachers Convention runs Thursday and Friday). Students Grades JK - 8 will enjoy a sub lunch on Grandparent's Day. Order forms are at the end of this journal. Grade 8 will be setting up and serving the grandparents.

Library News: ( 1. Do you have your public library card number recorded in your planner to use in Library/Tech classes? 2. Battle of the Books is a reading program culminating in a competition with other schools of the Bluewater Christian School District next April. Students in Senior (Gr. 7&8) and Junior (Gr. 4-6) divisions are given a list of 10 books which they need to read and study. Until January the focus is on reading the books and preparing some questions for them. Then we use those questions in weekly practices to improve teamwork and book knowledge. Anyone who is a fairly strong reader and enjoys reading a variety of books is welcome to try out for the team. Book title release date is next week! Contact Mrs. Robinson for more information or if you are willing to help with a team or by reading a book and preparing questions for practices.
From the Aylmer Public Library: PD Board Games Day! Oct 28/16

free-skate.pngFree Skate: Looking for something to do with your children on the upcoming PD day? Kindred Credit Union has rented the ice rink at East Elgin Community Complex on October 28th from 1-3pm.  Skate rental is NOT included.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
JK day change: For the week of Oct 24-28th JK days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. That way they will be able to enjoy Grandparents day with everyone else.
Please continue to encourage your child to be independent with shoes and coats each day. (There are 18 of them and only 1 of me, getting ready for recess takes us a while) :)
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your new library bag.
Bible: Jacob to Haran, Gen.27:28. Jacob’s return, Gen. 32:1-21, 33.
Letter/Sound of the week:  p We now know: s, a, t, i, n. SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it.
Continue to review these letters/words each week with your child. Look for them in books, at the grocery store, on your drive, in your full name, they are everywhere!
This week we have been carefully searching our lunches for foods that began with the letter ‘p’. Do you know what we found? Pickles (Garret and Claire), popcorn (Tristan), a bear paw (Janae), pepperettes (Paisley), a plum (Cameron), snap peas (Cecilia), a peach (Lucas), and peppers (Mrs. Penner).
SK Math: Counting, identifying sets, intro. to Mathletics.
JK Math: Sorting objects by: colour, size, number, shape and position. Can we make a pattern?
Cross curricular theme for October: Signs of change and apples.
Class “Send Out” Project: Are there any SK or Grade 1 students who have Grandparents or senior friends in any of the senior/retirement/nursing homes in Aylmer? Please let us know so we can make further plans regarding our integrated study to serve the Lord in our community. Thank you.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Happy 6th Birthday Jolene Bierman
Saturday, October 22, 2016
                       “May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  
                                                                            Psalm 115:15
Memory Work for Wed., Oct. 26:
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
Genesis 12:2
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, Oct. 21. Grade 1 words to learn to spell are: his, dig, pat, sun, put
Each week students are tested on the week’s words, two review words from previous units and a simple sentence using mainly the words from the list.
Google Doc Account: This coming Friday and Monday the students will learn to log in to their own accounts. They will type all the spelling words they have learned this year from spelling units 1-7. This will be one way to help them review the words for their review test next week Wednesday, October 26. The students may also enjoy working in their accounts at home. Here is an example on how to log on: user name: password: use your mathletics password and add two stars ** use the shift key and number 8. The students will be taking home a green paper with the list of words from units 1-7.
Harvest Storytime at the Aylmer Public Library: Thank you to Mrs. Priscilla Ward who will be helping us on our exciting field trip to the Aylmer Library on Tuesday, October 25 from 12:55-2:25 PM. We are looking for one more volunteer. We are planning to walk to the Library so please have your child dress for the weather. Thank you.
Class “Send Out” Project: Are there any SK or Grade 1 students who have Grandparents or senior friends in any of the senior/retirement/nursing homes in Aylmer? Please let us know so we can make further plans regarding our integrated study to serve the Lord in our community. Thank you.
Remember to bring to school:
  • Library Books: It’s our library day tomorrow.
  • Form: Please return the Information Technology Form
  • Creation Studies: Thank you for helping your child learn his/her address. Please return homework envelopes.
  • Sub Orders

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Happy Birthday to Alana Bierman (October 17), who is turning 8! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.

Memory Work for Wed., Oct. 26

But from everlasting to everlasting
   the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
   and his righteousness with their children’s children—
Psalm 103:17    
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, Oct 21: Review List 1
Gr 2 words: four, small, with, land, save, mine, man, has, pet, had
Gr 3 words: please, your, almost, coach, afraid, eight, believe, easy, they, great, use, few, told, kind, while, leave, than
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Maxwell Bergen. Next week: Colton Dykxhoorn.
Grandparents Day Prep: So far, I only have a couple photos in! Students may bring in multiple photos of different grandparents, but the student should not be in the photo. We will be playing a Match the Family game if we can get the photos in.
Harvest Storytime at the Aylmer Public Library: We are planning to walk to the Library on Monday, October 31 for this Harvest Storytime and also have each student sign out one book to take back to the classroom. We are looking for three volunteers to enjoy this Harvest Storytime with us. The time frame would be from 10:15a.m.- 12:05p.m. Please write me a note in your child’s planner if you can join us.
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
  • Picture of your grandparents
  • Sub Orders
Please feel free to communicate with me in the agenda, telephone or email!

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Congratulations:We would like to extend a very Happy Birthday to Matthew Voth. Matthew will be turning nine years old on Saturday, Oct. 22. Happy Birthday, Matthew! May God richly bless you, in your new year of life!
*Thurs. Oct. 20 - Spelling Dictation.
Gr 3 words: missed, willing, balloon, spelling, pretty, still, off, added, letter, different, pattern, middle, Mississippi, zipper, carry, pizza, mission

Gr 4 words: blush, crutch, crunch, grumpy, much, umpire, uncle, none, does, fuel, cute, cubicle, human, future, usual, uniform, used, beautiful, ugly, undercover

Wed. Oct. 26: Grammar Quiz: Rules 1 - 3 (Kinds of Sentences, Subjects and Predicates, Simple and Complete Subjects and Predicates) Review your in class work in your duotangs, girls and boys.

Memory Work: Wed. Oct. 26 - Song - Everywhere I Go

Verse 1
Everywhere I go, the Lord is near me. If I call upon him, he will hear me.
Never will I fear, for the Lord is near, everywhere. I go.
Verse 2
In the dark of night should things alarm me, ever in his sight, no ill may harm me.
I will be of cheer, for the Lord is near, everywhere I go.
Verse 3
He is with me day by day; he will be my strength and stay;
From his path I will not stray but follow in his way.
Words and Music: Natalie Sleeth
©1975, Choristers Guild
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Avery Bergen. Next week is a short week, with students ready to serve on the following days: Monday, Oct. 24, Madyson Bakker, Tuesday, Oct. 25, Owen Banman, Wednesday, Oct. 26, Gavin Hibbert.
Library Class: Tomorrow is Library class. *Please remember to bring back books that are due, and to sign out books to take home for reading towards your AR goals.

Forms: Almost all of the Information Technology forms have been returned.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (

Class “Send Out” Projects (Integrated Studies). We are looking for parent volunteers to walk to Optimist park with us Friday after lunch (weather permitting). Please contact the office or Ms. Farrow Jones if you are available from 1:00 - 2:30.
Memory Work: Next week’s memory work - 2 Colossians 6-7
Creation Studies: ---Students will present their poster on invasive species on Friday.  
    ---There will be a test on Biodiversity on Friday, November 4.  
Writing: We are discussing poetry: A,B patterns and rhythm. Ask your child to read to you this poem we made in class together. They are writing their own poem, due Thursday in class.
A There was a raven
A His name was Aiden
B He wore a tie
B and had a glass eye.

A He ate some bacon
A He had a raisin
B He liked to eat pie
B and was a spy.
Reading: Students are asked to set reading goals each night, such as a chapter per night and talk with someone about it.
Math: Workbook: Exercise 7, and Textbook pg 23 due for Friday.
Planners: Students have received planners and will use them to keep track of their weekly activities and assignments. Parents, please review your child’s planner daily, to assist communication with home and school.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
It was a pleasure to meet with all the parents this week to discuss the progress of your child(ren).  We have had a good start to the year, and I look forward to working closely with you in the days ahead.  Thank you for your support
Field Trip:  On Wednesday, November 2 the grade 7/8 class will be travelling to LDCSS as a class trip.  We will meet at ICS at 8:30 before taking a bus to LDCSS. Following the time we spend exploring the many amazing and wonderful things occurring there and how great it would be to be a part of that, we will have an hour to spend together bonding in the big city.  We will travel back to Aylmer on the high school bus.  
Bible:  -Students will take a test on the Book of Proverbs this upcoming Tuesday.  
-Final submission of Proverbs journals will be Friday, November 4.  
Math:  We have begun chapter 5.  At the conclusion of this chapter (end of October) we will begin preparing for a Unit Test (Numbers) on chapters 11,3, and 5. I anticipate this test to occur on Friday, November 4th.
Music: Parent Commitment forms are due in to Mrs Cameron with the damage deposit of $50. Students should be practicing their instruments for 15mins 3x a week. Practice sheets are to be signed by parents and shown in class every Monday. Students may not sound like Mozart when they first play, but let’s encourage them as they learn their new instruments. Please let Mrs Cameron know of any issues with the instrument right away.
Library/Tech: Is your public library card number recorded in your planner?
LDCSS-gr8 day POSTER-2016 (2)-page-001.jpgAylmer Library program: Interested in writing a book? This Sat., Oct 22, @ 2:00, hear local author R.D. Korvemaker. Pre-register at the library. See
Art: Complete illumination for next week Monday. Some class time will be given to complete written assignment (shared document).

High School Options. As a community centred around Christian education, we want to help all students and parents become familiar with LDCSS, and we want both parents and students to ask hard questions: What do I want from my high school? How is God honoured in my school? How do you pay for two tuitions at once? Is it really worth it? As part answer to those questions, there are two upcoming events:
  • We are treating the LDCSS Grade 8 day as a class field trip. Parents are also invited to participate.
  • Take advantage of the Dessert Evening Open House on Thursday, November 17 from 19:00-20:30 to find out more!