Wednesday, 5 October 2016

October 5th Journal, 2016

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, Oct 5th, 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   7th  PD Day - MAP review - no classes - (LDCSS has class)
       10th Thanksgiving - no classes
       12th  Chapel Gr 3/4
       15th  Care 2 Cycle 8am -12pm
       17th Parent teacher conferences #1 (4:00-8:30pm)
       19th Picture day SK - 8
               Parent teacher conferences #2 (4:00-8:30pm)
       20th Picture day JK
       21st  Round 1 vaccination clinic for Gr 7&8
       24th Dental screening JK/SK & Gr 2
       25th Visit to Aylmer Library Gr.1 (1:00-2:20pm)
       26th Grandparents & Senior Friends Day - JK and SK day!
       27-28th Edifide Teachers Convention - no classes
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360

NEW: Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):
From the Principal’s Desk:
Our Board vision for this year is “Inspiring Christian community to sustain and prosper ICS, using the gifts with which God has blessed us​.” Community means connections, and that in turn means that we share both joys and sorrows. With two recent sudden deaths in our extended communities, we feel quite shocked and saddened. At times like this, it is a real help and hope to remember each other in our prayers. I am especially thankful for a Christian school community that joins together in tough times, with our hope on our Lord and Saviour.
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Keith & Amanda Cameron and Henry & Jacqueline Dalm
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 5/6 teacher Ms. Farrow Jones.
Please also uphold the LDCSS, LCES and Huron Christian School communities in prayer. An accident yesterday involving an empty bus claimed the life of Pam Walpor, a bus driver serving LDCSS, Huron Christian School as well as LCES.
New Enrolment! Welcome to Rev. Harold and Robin Winter, with Isaiah (gr7) and Abigail (gr4). The Winter family has moved to the Aylmer area all the way from New Brunswick and will be joining us for their first day on October 11th.
Rev. Winter is the incoming pastor of Tillsonburg CRC.  

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Order form is attached. Due on the 13th with pickup on the 20th.
The Ladies Auxiliary - still have some extra large (900 g) bars of Black Diamond medium cheddar cheese for sale $10 each, as well as Sealtest sour cream (500ml) $2 each. Please inquire and leave payment in the office.

*Transportation Note for all High School Students - Since ICS has a PD day on Friday October 7th, 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 there by 7:40am). The return trip home will be done in reverse
ICS at 8:00 am
End of Forest & Elm at 8:04am
Lyons at 8:15am
Corner of Belmont Rd & Wilson Line at 8:25 am
Manning Drive 8:30am

Chocolate Bars: Thanks to all those who have already sold their chocolate bars! If you have not done so yet, please take care of this as soon as possible. Gr 7/8 and Gr 1 are complete, are you?

Parent-Teacher conferences: Are scheduled for Oct 17th & Oct 19th. All parents will

receive an email with a link to our online system: 

Please call the school office if you do not have internet access or have any 

problems with booking your appointment. They are on a first come first serve 

basis. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

Cross Country. We placed FIRST overall last Thursday at the District Cross Country competition! All our runners finished strong, leading to team second or third placements in almost every division. Well done! Our strategy this year was to push our best runners to compete at the next higher division, building potential for the future. The Junior and Senior teams will continue to train with Mr Bierman for the Ontario Christian Schools race on Friday Oct 21.

Soccer, Ball, Sport, Game, ...Soccer: The tournament is ongoing today, stay tuned for a Facebook note this evening!

Volunteers. Each family needs 25 hours of Getting Involved For The Students (GIFTS). Thank-you to those who have signed up for our ongoing volunteer opportunities! We still have a few spots unfilled. Please go to: (link through our webpage) to sign up, or call the office..

Care 2 Cycle - Saturday October 15 @ 8am! This is a local fundraiser supporting excellent Christian education through our Student Fund, including our ICS Compassion Child, field trips and our library. There's something for everyone - Rabbit Rodeo for ages 4-8, a 5km walk, 10, 20 and 50 km cycling routes, and volunteer positions. We’d see our students asking family and friends for donations, not going door to door. Our target donors are those who already have a connection to ICS through past involvement, children or grandchildren.
  • What is red, flashes and starts with T? That's the flashing turtle bike light that is included with every registration. Let us know how many we need by registering.
  • We're also looking for 2 safety drivers with pickups or vans to aid any stranded cyclists, as well as a refreshments crew to help famished riders upon return to ICS. Can you help?
Please go to for route details, registration, volunteer spots, sponsorship forms and more! Do online registration today! While you can register on the day, we may run short of lights and food…  Hope to see you, your children and your bikes on the road on Saturday October 15th!
- Keith Cameron, Principal and Cyclist


JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Happy Birthday to Danielle Lockyer (October 6), who is turning 5! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
Scholastics Book Orders: October flyers were sent home with your child last week. Please return any completed orders by Friday, Oct. 14.
Continue to encourage your child to be independent with shoes and coats each day.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your new library bag.
Bible: Abraham’s call and God’s promise. Gen. 12-18.
Letter/Sound of the week:  i We now know: s, a, t. SK words: a, the, at.
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!
SK Math: alike, different, same, same but… We are learning to describe various attributes while comparing a set of objects.
JK Math: Sorting objects by: colour, size, number, shape and position. Can we make a pattern?
Cross curricular theme: Signs of change and apples.
SK and Grade 1 Connections: We were wondering if there are any SK or Grade 1 students that have Grandparents or senior friends in any of the senior/retirement/nursing homes in Aylmer. Please let us know so we may make further plans regarding our integrated study to serve the Lord in our community.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work for Wed., Oct. 12 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Thursday, Oct. 6 Grade 1 words to learn to spell are: up, us, run, fun, to
Scholastic Book Order: Book orders for October were sent home today. Please return any orders by Friday, Oct 14.
Remember to bring to school:
  • Library Books: It’s our library day tomorrow.
  • Chickadee Magazines: Please return all signed Order Forms for the Chickadee Magazines marked “Yes” or “No”. Thank you.
  • Form: Please return the Information Technology Form
  • Creation Studies: Thank you for helping your child learn his/her address. Please return homework envelopes.
  • Kleenex box

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Happy Birthday to Ryan Penner (October 10), who is turning 8! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.

Congratulations to all our classmates who ran so well at Cross Country! We are proud of you all!

Memory Work for Wed., Oct. 12

   Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
   give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
   his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100: 4-5 (NIV)
Spelling Dictation quiz on Thursday, Oct 6:
Gr 2 words: up, it, him, I, for, or, four, we, man, men, map, store
Gr 3 words: rocket, pocket, hold, told, often, grow, throne, so, sew, most, almost, both, coach, open, also, show, bestow
Bible: We will be having our quiz on the book of Ephesians on Thursday! A review sheet was sent home on Tuesday.
AR: Goals are due November 17, 2016! Keeping a steady reading pace, and completing AR quizzes shortly after finishing books, are sure ways for students to achieve their AR goals.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Ethan Atkinson. Next week: Wyatt Bakker.
Scholastic Book Order: Book orders were sent home on Friday! Please return any orders by Friday, Oct 14.
Phys Ed: Classes are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Please have gym wear and shoes available at school.

Happy Thanksgiving!Words from our classmates:
“I am thankful for my mom because she helps me with memory work!”
“I am thankful for school because it is being part of God’s family!”
“I am thankful for the Lord because He made everything!”

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Thurs. Oct. 6 - Spelling Dictation.
Gr 3 words: under, such, much, young, touch, use, your, you, unit, cute, few, new, fuel, human, music, unity, until

Gr 4 words: since, which, inch, string, title, shrimp, picnic, mind, wild, decide, why, skyscraper, buy, right, lightning, write, cypress, bicycle, idea, imprint

Memory Work: Wed. Oct. 12 - Shout to the North (Verses 1 and 2 and Chorus)

Verse 1
You, of faith rise up and sing, of the great and glorious King
You are strong when you feel weak, in your brokenness complete.
Shout to the north and the south, Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Saviour to all, Lord of heaven and earth.
Verse 2
Rise up children of the truth, stand and sing to broken hearts.
Who can know the healing pow’r, of our awesome King of love.
Bible Studies: We have been learning about the New Testament book of Ephesians. The students will receive a Study Guide on Thurs. Oct. 6. *Our unit test will be next Friday, Oct. 14. Students should review their Study Guide as well as their duotang notes.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Madyson Bakker. Next week: Owen Banman
Library Class: Tomorrow is Library class. Remember to bring back books that are due, girls and boys, and to sign out books to take home and to read over the long weekend.
Accelerated Reading:  *AR Reports will be sent home this Thurs. Oct. 6. Keeping a steady reading pace, and completing AR quizzes shortly after finishing books, are sure ways for students to achieve their AR goals. *First Term goals are due on Thurs, Nov 17.
Health: The grade 3&4 students are reminded to have parental input on the Organ Donation Survey assignment.
Forms: Almost all of the Information Technology forms have been returned. Thank you also, parents, for signing the Chickadee forms.
Scholastics: October Book Orders are due this Friday, Oct. 7. Thank you.
Chocolate Bar Sales: Thank you to everyone who sold their boxes of chocolate bars so far, some, even two boxes, or who brought in their activity fees!

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (

Memory Work for Wednesday, October 12: Colossians 1:9-11
Please memorize work that has been written out in class from classroom Bibles. Students have time to do this each week. Assessments are recorded in their Memory Workbook.
Spelling: No spelling activity this due this Friday. Corrections from spelling list 1 are due by Wed, Oct 12. Class average was 75 %.
Writing: Help wanted ad. (descriptive writing)
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 5 and all corrections up to ex. 5 are due by Thursday.
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.
Phys Ed: Classes are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday. Please have gym wear and shoes available at school.
Potluck postponed to Friday, October 14th.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Geography:  Political Maps are due on Wednesday.
Bible: - Proverbs Journals 1-12 due tomorrow.
  • Memory Work- Proverbs: Students will be assigned 2-3 proverbs to memorize which deal with a specific theme.  They will need to locate an additional proverb of their choice (not from the list) which deals with the same theme.  Due Wednesday.
Science:  Cell Organelle Quiz tomorrow.   
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.
Health:  On Friday, October 14th students will be tested on their knowledge of nutrition and the digestive system.  Please review your notes and wikispace quizzes.