Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November 23rd Journal, 2016

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 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.
Nov 23rd Chapel - Gr. 3/4
       25th  Bluewater Volleyball Tournament @ LDCSS
                Pizza Day - order form attached
                Friday Family Fun Night 5-7pm
       26th  Aylmer Christmas Parade 2pm
       30th  School Spirit - Mustache Day
                Reports cards sent home
                School Chapel - Advent#1 with Pastor Louis Bosma
                Fall Membership Meeting 7pm
Dec   7th Chapel - Advent#2 with Rev. Harold Winter
         9th PD Day
              Christmas Concert - Derrick Drover & Amanda Cameron 7pm
       14th School Chapel - dress rehearsal
               ICS Christmas concert 7-8:30pm
       21st Chapel - Advent#4 with Pastor Franz Friesen
               Board meets 8pm
      22nd Last day of school
               School skate 2-3pm
      23rd - Jan 8th Christmas Holidays
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6

Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360

NEW: Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):
From the Principal’s Desk:
Join the conversation! You may have noticed our board tweeting their thoughts on #ChristianCommunityValues? If not, check out the Twitter link from our homepage. Please share your own thoughts on why your children or grandchildren are at ICS (see last week’s Journal for details)! That conversation, continually affirming why we exist and how we ought to exist, continues at next Wednesday’s Membership meeting at 7pm. We review what we did last year, including financial statements, and we’ll join a conversation on how the new Christian School Foundation really matters to the health and future of Christian education here in Aylmer. And if that’s not convincing for you, come just because our Ladies Auxiliary will be featuring “hot dips” and recipes in time for the holiday season! Mmm...
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for John & Tina Hiebert as well as Dave & Lori Hill.
  • Please also remember the Lockyer family. Keli-lyn asks for prayers of healing for her mother Judy and step father Jim who were involved in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday. We praise God for protecting them, both are back home, but sore and tired.
  • We are praying for Paisley Bakker (JK) who is recovering from a serious arm break after a minor fall.
  • As well as Alyssa Giesbrecht who is recovering from a concussion sustained out of school.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our administrative team Mrs. Hartemink, Mrs. Morren and Mrs. Smit.
Baby Boy Text ClipartCongratulations: To Neil & Laura Fehr, as well as big brother Dennis and sister Riley on the birth of a new brother, baby Sawyer. Mom and son are doing great!

Hot Lunch: Pizza day is on Friday Nov 25th,
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): The next order will be sent out on Nov 30th.
Meat & Baked Goods: The Christmas order is due this Thursday, Nov. 24th with pickup Thursday Dec 15th from 2:30 - 4pm. There are 3 local businesses that support our school and give back a percentage of what you order. They are: Grandma's Oven... 30%, Oegema...15%,Van Straten...30%. Why not try one of theses companies for your Christmas gatherings and support ICS!  

Christmas parade: The promotions committee is looking for children volunteers to ride on the ICS Christmas float in the Aylmer parade this Saturday November 26th at 2pm. Volunteers must be minimum age of 6 (ages 6-8 accompanied by an adult) to ride. If your children can help, please email or call the school office. There will be cookies and hot chocolate back at the school after the parade. Thank you to the parents and children who participated in the Tillsonburg parade last weekend in spite of the cold weather.

Mi Casa es su Casa FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT is this FRI NOV 25!  Please join us in the school gym for an italian feast of fresh salad, pasta and meat sauce, sicilian vegetables, dessert, coffee + tea - 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

Auxiliary: The Ladies Auxiliary are selling outdoor Christmas decor pots. They are on display outside of the front entrance and are selling for $20 each. First come first served.

Transportation: ICS Transportation has begun planning for 2017/18 school year and looking for your feedback to assist in making decisions. Please take a few moments to fill out the following online survey. The survey will be available until November 30th.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Transportation Committee Members: Dean Mantel or Jeff Vannoord.

Volleyball: For boys and girls, we have games as follows:
  • Today - Wednesday Nov 23 at 3:45 pm, girls play STCCS girls here
  • On Thursday Nov 24th, boys play MSCS boys here
  • Our tournament is Fri Nov 25 at LDCSS. Girls need to be at LDCSS for 8:15am and boys at 9:30am. Finals begin at 3:40pm. Coaches are co-ordinating rides.
Christmas Carols & Hymns.jpgFrom the Art Room - If you have sewing skills please let me know if you can volunteer in art class - Mondays 1-2:30, Fridays 1-2:30. Thanks!!

Save the Date! Friday December 9th, Christmas Carols & Hymns performed by two of our private music instructors: Derrick Drover and Amanda Cameron! Our musicians are donating their musical talent, all proceeds go to ICS fundraising. Invite friends and family for a musical night celebrating the Christmas season! Children are most welcome! Able to help Keith with refreshments? Please let him know!

Winners of the Poem, Poster & Essay Contest: Congratulations to Rebecca Krahn (1st prize colour poster), Ethan Atkinson (1st prize black & white poster) and to Madyson Bakker (1st prize essay contest and 2nd prize colour poster). The awards will be presented to the winners on Monday November 28th in the Legion downstairs lounge at 7:30pm. Through student participation, our youth assist in fostering the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadians.

A screening of a documentary on the issue of pornography, is to be held Tuesday December 6th, at Westfield Public School in Tillsonburg. Attached is a link to the website for the Over 18 documentary that is doing a 70 city tour across Canada this fall.  You can view the trailer here. There is also a Facebook link to this event It is recommended that all parents view it. There will be an upcoming article in the Tillsonburg News.


JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
JK/SK Preparing for Christmas,
Memory Work for Wed., Nov. 30  The Little Drummer Boy Verse 2
Baby Jesus, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I am a poor boy, too, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I have no gift to bring, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
That's fit to give our King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum,
rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
Shall I play for You, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
On my drum?
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
December Scholastic book orders: due Nov. 30. This will be the last book order until the New Year.
Bible: The Ten Commandments, Exodus 19:1-20:17. The Golden Calf, Exodus 21:1-20,30-35.
Letter/Sound of the week: r We now know: s, a, t, i, n, p, c, k. e, h,  SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it, God, blue, green, red and yellow, purple, orange, black and brown.
SK Math Unit Review: Counting by 10s, identifying corresponding numerals 1-20.
JK Math: Size, order, describe and retell sequence.
Cross curricular theme for November: Preparing for Winter and All About Bears.
Our coloured items on each canvas look fantastic, what a great addition to our classroom wall. Thank you for all of the colourful items brought in by friends.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (  
Memory Work for Wed., Nov. 30  The Little Drummer Boy Verse 2
Baby Jesus, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I am a poor boy, too, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I have no gift to bring, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
That's fit to give our King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum,
rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
Shall I play for You, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
On my drum?
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, Nov. 25. Grade 1 words are: ten, hat, hot, sand, hand
Two review words plus a sentence is also part of each week’s dictation quiz.
Mathematics: The students have learned to write a position using ordinal numbers 1st through 10th.
A new unit of study has been started, relating numbers 11 to 19 to a ten plus ones and 20 to 2 tens.
Sight Words: Some students have taken home their new set of sight words to practice reading.
December Scholastic book orders: due Nov. 30. This will be the last book order until the New Year.
Remember to bring to school:
  • Library Books are due tomorrow
  • Scholastic Book order for December is due Nov.30

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (

Memory Work for Wed., Nov.  30

Baby Jesus born in Bethlehem
Baby Jesus born to save all men
I have come to crown You King
I give my all my ev'rything
How foolish I would be
To turn away
For wise men still follow You today
Wise Men Still Follow You Today, 2002
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday Nov.23  : List 9
Gr 2 words:  some, run, ran, running. come, fun, funny, home, us, use, petting, done
Gr 3 words: way, these, niece, might, show, float, brain, mean, close, tried, cube, uniform, stayed, price, usually, drain, dream
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Jayla Hibbert. Next week: Katelyn Janssens
A.R.: New goals have been set and written in your child’s planner (on Tuesday). Let’s remember to pace ourselves and read good fit books!  
Scholastic Book Order: Book orders were sont home today and are due back on Nov 30. This is the last book order for 2016. If you would like orders to be a surprise, please just drop the book order off in the office and let me or Tracey know that it is a surprise.
A reminder list of things to bring to school:
  • All Library Books are due tomorrow
  • Pizza Order
  • Book order, if purchasing by Nov 30.
Please feel free to communicate with me in the agenda, telephone or email!

Coming Soon: On Monday, Nov. 28, all the Grade 3 students will be studying Multiplication and Division, taught by Mr. Cameron. Grade 3 students will focus on understanding how multiplication and division are grouping and regrouping operations. By the end of the unit, students will be expected to have the times tables up to 6 committed to memory. There will be some homework assignments, including Mathletics, to help with this learning. We will start with drawing Jesus’ example of multiplying the loaves and fish…!

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Kahlen Hiebert a very happy birthday. Kahlen will be turning 9 years old on Thursday, November 24. Happy Birthday, Kahlen! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Fri. Nov. 25 - Spelling Dictation. (Grade 3 words are): children, search, teacher, reached, think, together, with, where, everywhere, short, push, finish, sure, who, whole, shadow, whisper
(Grade 4 words are): across, alone, among, brother, again, front, banana, appear, compass, pedal, given, heaven, mountain, ocean, cousin, purchase, often, colour, example, comma
Wed. Nov. 30: Memory Work: We Three Kings, (Verse 1 and the Refrain)
We three kings of Orient are; Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Fields and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.
By: John Hopkins Jr.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Kahlen Hiebert. Next week: Delilah Krahn.
*Accelerated Reader: Students will be bringing  home their new Term 2 AR goals this Friday, Nov. 25. Sign out  books within your specific reading range, girls and boys, and keep a steady reading pace throughout the term.
Library Class: Tomorrow is Library class. Please return any due books.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: Next week’s memory work - Old Testament books of the Bible
Spelling Quiz: Test on November 25th. All students should have an online review sheet to study from.
Writing: Creative writing about a picture, using descriptive language. We will be editing and publishing.
Reading: Starting second term AR goals.
Math: Question of the week. Hopefully students have come home asking the following question… If the cost of your book order is $73.86, what was the pre-tax amount if the tax is at 13%. Find an equation that can help solve the problem.
CONGRATULATIONS - Gracie Bergen and Renae Wall for having the correct answer. The equation would be $73.86 / 1.13 to get the correct answer of $65.36 as the pre tax amount.
Questions 1,2, 5-7 due by Friday. Students are learning “Order of Operations.”
Art: If you like to sew or just have fun in art class, please join us. If you can join us Friday, Dec 2. To decorate a store-front in the afternoon, please let me know asap. so I can confirm arrangements. If you have decorating items to lend for a few weeks they would be greatly appreciated. Small chairs, metal pails or wooden boxes, material with Christmas Theme.
Bible: Worksheet about Languages in the Bible.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Bible: We have begun a unit on Esther. Before Christmas students will be responsible for developing a Powerpoint presentation. More details to come.
Math: Quiz on Friday Nov 25th Chapter 7
MAP: “Commit to Grow” Forms need to be handed in ASAP.
Geography: Endangered Animal week 1 expectations for Friday
Music:  Band instruments need to be at school on Mondays and Wednesdays for music class.  Continue to practice 3x every week and get your practice sheet signed.
Art: Please bring colourful socks by Monday. Do you know of any sewing volunteers?
On December 2nd students will be travelling to LDCSS for a Jacob Moon concert.