Wednesday, 14 December 2016

December 14th, 2016 Journal


Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 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.
Dec  14th School Chapel - dress rehearsal
                ICS Christmas concert 7-8:30pm
        21st  Chapel - Advent#4 with Pastor Franz Friesen
                School Spirit - Twin Day
                Board meets 8pm
       22nd  Last day of school
                 School skate Gr.1-8, 2-3pm ( JK / SK has alternate plans)
                 LDCSS Christmas Concert 7:30pm
       23rd -Jan 8th Christmas Holidays
Jan   9th - Return back to School
       11th- Chapel - Gr 5&6
       18th- Chapel - Gr 7&8
       20th- New Family Information Night 7pm
       27th -Winter Electives #1
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6

Telephone: 519-773-8476

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

NEW: ICS Spirit Wear: check out the possibilities on:
From the Principal’s Desk:

Education can be a complex business, discerning what content we use, what methods we teach by, and how all our teaching links together as a child progresses through school. Last Friday’s PA day for Language Arts review was invaluable - thank-you parents! We continue to emphasize the “Daily 5” teaching approach in our classes. We continue to emphasize a wide range of quality literature and strong oral, reading and writing skills. At a future PA day, we will focus on printing and handwriting as well as our approach to grammar.

Copy of Nativity (1).jpgOur Christmas program, “The Wise Still Follow Jesus!” will take place tonight at 7pm. I look forward to seeing our students at school tonight at 6:30 pm in their “Sunday best” attire. We are proud to display our music, drama and arts tonight, in celebration of our Lord’s birth. I hope you will be there in person! For those further away, building on success last Friday night, we plan to livestream the event on our Facebook page - let your Facebook friends know!

“The Food Under the Tree” and Hats/Mittens/Socks drive. These items will be picked up by the Corner Cupboard and distributed to needy families at Christmas time. Last Day! -  Dec 14: Cereal Thursday

in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Peter & Susie Krahn and Andre & Janneke Kroondyk.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 1 teacher Ms. Pieters.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Pickup on Thursday Dec 15th. Next order will be sent out on Jan 11th.
Meat & Baked Goods: Pickup will be on Thursday Dec 15th from 2:30 - 4pm. Coolers with names on them can be dropped off ahead of time.

Ice Skating, Romance, Figure ...Grades 1-8 Skate on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 2-3pm - Gr 1 & 2 students are required to wear helmets.  All students are required to wear mittens or gloves. Helmets and skates can be rented at the arena for $2.  All parents are welcome!

*Transportation Note for all High School Students - Since ICS has no school on Friday December 23, 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 leaving from the Dorchester arena after their school skate.
Morning Afternoon
ICS at 8:00am Leave Dorchester Arena at 2:30pm
End of Forest & Elm at 8:04am Belmont stop 2:40pm
Lyons at 8:15am Kroondyk’s at 2:45pm
Kroondyk’s at 47000 Wilson Line at 8:25amLyons at 2:55pm
Belmont Arena 8:28am End of Forrest & Elm at 3:03pm
Manning Drive 8:30am ICS at 3:05pm
Mrs. Tesselaar’s at 3:20pm

The ICS Board invites the Membership to recommend names for re for the 2017 Board.  Interested individuals and/or recommendations should be forwarded to on or before Fri Jan 6 2017.  A complete list of requirements for potential applicants can be found on the ICS website under Policy 1.09 Recruitment Requirements for Prospective Board Members.  The School Board term is 3 years in length, meetings are held monthly, and it is a rewarding experience personally and directly within ICS.

What does it mean to be a Member of Immanuel Christian School?  It means you have special privileges, you oversee and hold the school board accountable, you maintain the heritage and non-profit status of ICS, and you get your foot further in the door of the community of ICS.  Membership applications are available now from the school office, and annual renewal ($25) can be sent to the office or e-transferred to  
Don't delay, do it today! The next meeting will be Spring 2017

ics-gala-invite_21.jpgA Wedding to Remember: We are excited to invite you to our wedding themed auction fundraiser on January 28, 2017! By now we hope most of you have received the news about our event and are looking for more info!  Even if you haven’t received the details, tour our site and stay tuned on our ICS Facebook page. Over the next few weeks leading up to our big event, we encourage you to check back for fun facts, updates, photos and information. Reservations can be made on our website or by calling the school office. Tickets are $25/pp or $200/table and can be purchased at the school office. We have limited seating and anticipate a sold out event, so please RSVP quickly! We hope you will say "I Do" and join us! It will definitely be a Wedding to Remember!

New Family Info Night.jpgNew Family Information Night: The new year will start our 2017 registration season. Our New Student/Family Information evening is on Friday January 20th at 7:00pm. We feel strongly that many of our prospective parents are attending churches in our local area. Advertising in our local churches is very important. We will be sending an advertising poster and postcards for our Jump into Kindergarten program home this week for selected families (our Church Ambassadors). If your family receives one and it's alright with your church, we ask that you please post it in your church right after Christmas in time for the first Sunday of 2017.

Electives:The winter electives program offer a chance for grades 4-8 students to explore and develop skills found in our community. The program runs for 6 weeks on Friday afternoons from Jan 27th - March 3rd from 1pm - 3:15pm. Each student is required to contribute $20 to cover costs. Students are requested to choose a first, second and third choice for electives. First consideration will be given to students who choose electives they have not previously done, and to those who promptly return the form with payment. Forms were sent home today, and should be returned before Christmas.

ICS in Town! You will see the Imodular Homes shopfront on Talbot St E decorated with efforts by our 5/6 class. Displayed is art from grades 2-8. Thank-you Ms Farrow-Jones and her students!

Sr Girls Basketball: Lunch hour practices are Thursday, Next after school practice is Tuesday December 20th.

... Chess Set Clipart ...Chess: Gr 3-8 are invited to sign up for the Chess team. Practices will start on January 16th from 12:05 -12:55 pm. Students can bring their lunches and eat while playing their games. A big thank you to Mr. Murray Rodenburg & Mr. Bram Dedreu for being our coaches again this year. Mr. Cameron will be our staff co-ordinator. This year’s tournament will be held on Tue Mar 28.

From the Art Room - If you have knitting skills please let me know if you can volunteer in art class.

Our Campbells Soup Labels collection program will be coming to an end by Dec 31st, 2016.  Please send in any labels you have at home by our last day next week Thursday.  We will tally our labels and send in our numbers the first week we are back to school.  Thanks to all those who have collected labels for many years.  

  • Please check at home, and return all books on time. Our rule in the library is that “you may take out as many books as you can remember to bring back on time”. That number varies for everyone. If your child has gotten into the habit of checking out but not returning, pop me an email or send a note, and we will limit access on our end.
  • Have you checked out to see if your non-ICS book has a quiz available?
  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS readers should have finished at least 4 books by now in order to meet our goal of finishing all 10 books by the end of January. Keep up the good work, and enjoy your reading.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Bethlehem & Birth, Luke 2:1-7 and Shepherds, Luke 2:8-20.
Letter/Sound of the week: g We now know: s, a, t, i, n, p, c, k. e, h, r, d, m.
SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it, God, blue, green, red and yellow, purple, orange, black, brown, white, & with.
SK Math: Patterns
JK Math: Number match 1-15

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work for Wed., Dec. 21
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100: 1-3
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, Dec. 16 Grade 1 words are: she, ship, shell, dish, wish
Two review words plus a sentence is also part of each week’s dictation quiz. ... Reading | by John-Morgan
  • Library Books are due tomorrow
  • To enjoy reading your books and sight word page(s)

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (

Memory Work for Wed., Dec. 21,

The Word became a human being. He made his home with us. We have seen his glory.

It is the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father. And the Word was full of grace and truth.

John 1: 14

Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, Dec 16: List 11
Gr 2 words: send, pick, end, both, fast, last, must, just, bath, black, gift, king
Gr 3 words: into, today, without, something, become, upon, myself, everybody, everyone, maybe, outside, basketball, homework, skateboard, earthquake, evergreen, candlelight
Math: Grade 2 has just started their Multiplication and Division unit! We have learned that multiplication is making equal groups.  Students are encouraged to spend time working on Mathletics at home each night to improve math fact fluency and to solidify concepts learned in class.
A reminder list of things to bring to school:
  • All Library Books are due tomorrow

Grade 3 Math! All the Grade 3 students are studying Multiplication and Division together. As teacher, I can see remarkable growth in those students who practice Mathletics at home - some students have grown tremendously! Great work! Is your child growing and doing their Mathletics?

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Thurs. Dec. 15 - Grade 4 Math Checkup Review Quiz: Multiplying with 8 and 9 as factors.
Example: (8 x 3 = 24) and (6 x 8 = 48) and  (9 x 9  = 81)
*Scholastic Book Orders: Please return any completed December Book Order Forms by Thurs. Dec. 15. Thank you.
Library Class: Tomorrow is Library Class. Please return any due books.
Fri. Dec. 16 - Spelling Dictation - * Review List ~ Units 8 - 12 (Grade 3 words are): swimming, swam, having, doing, brain, tied, cube, price, finish, sure, shadow, upon, basketball, midnight, straw, brought, trough
(Grade 4 words are): million, address, blizzard, wallet, collide, month, holiday, calendar, minute, tomorrow, across, appear, heaven, purchase, they’re, who’s, you’ve, breakfast, keyboard, yuletide
*Fri. Dec. 16 - Health Test -  There will be a health test on Unit 1 “Looking at your Body”  Students are to review notes on the heart, skeletal system, and muscles.
Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Aryanna Lockyer. Next week: Gloria Loewen.
See grade 3 math note above…
*Tues. Dec. 20 - Grammar Quiz on Rules 4 - 6. Review your duotang notes, girls and boys.
Wed. Dec. 21 - Memory Work: (Song): What Can I Give Him
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part.
Yet what I can, I give him - give him my heart.
Words: Christina G. Rossetti, 1872; from “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Music: Gustav Holst, 1906

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: Focus on Christmas production
Reading: Starting second term AR goals.
Math: Pg 62-63, #3-10, due Friday.
Health: On Friday, Dec 16. There will be a test covering the cardiorespiratory system.
Language Arts: Brainstorming about speech writing topics.
French: check out the French section of the 5/6 Wikispace! Access classroom resources and our calendar!  56 Wiki.jpg
Click here 5/6 Wiki or scan below…
Potluck: December 16th @ 12:00 (if you are bringing something please have it at the kitchen by 11:45.
It is my treat this time, but I offer a challenge of a chili cook off! If you wish to bring something, a salad or veggies and dip, bread for sloppy joes, drinks or dessert would be great. Please let me know in planners by Monday, Dec. 12th so I can plan accordingly. No organized groups this month just bring what is convenient if it is convenient, and come join us!!
I will be making a treat to share with the students - a special part of my Christmas memories with my grandma.
Connect to Grow forms: Find with report card, please complete and return by Friday.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Class Banquet/Grad Trip:  Last week I sent home 2 forms with students for their parents to read, consider and return.  The first form is to determine which parents are available to help set up, host and clean at our class banquet next Thursday.  In addition, students should have had conversation about what they have volunteered for or been asked to contribute.  Secondly, I would like to determine which parents are interested in chaperoning for an overnight canoe trip in June.  Please discuss these with your child(ren) and respond soon.
Health: On Friday, Dec 16. There will be a test covering the cardiorespiratory system.
Geography: Complete animal projects at home this week.  Students will present their projects beginning on Monday, December 19th.
Math:  We will have a chapter test (chapter 1) on Friday, December 16.  Next Wednesday students will take a geometry unit test (chapters 1 and 7 combined)
Science:  Students will begin receiving information about this year’s Science Fair.  Although the fair itself isn’t until after Spring Break, students will begin to determine their interests in the area of Science.  We hope to make selections of topic ideas before the Christmas Break.  Ask about your child’s progress.  
Note: The steps of the Scientific Method and skills for the projects will be taught in school, however, the majority of the project will be completed by the student on their own time.  This is a significant project which requires plenty of time management, experimentation, organization and communication.  Please stress the importance and value of the development of these life-skills and their application in the real world.

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