Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January 11th 2017 Journal

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Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2017

Mission:  Immanuel Christian School assists parents in raising children to follow Christ with an excellent elementary program and a focus on Christian character growth.
Jan  11th- Chapel - Gr 5&6
       18th- Chapel - Gr 7&8
                 School spirit - Duct tape day - (new date)
       20th- New Family Information Night 7pm
       25th- Chapel - M. Smeets
                Hot Lunch - Pizza day
                School skate - 2-3pm
       27th -Round 2 immunization clinic for Gr 7&8
                Winter Electives #1
       28th -A Wedding to Remember - fundraising event 5pm
       31st - ICS Speakfest practice for Gr.1-4
       31st - NEW - Sr BB tournament at LDCSS
                (note: PA day previously scheduled is cancelled)
Feb 1 - ICS Speakfest
      4 - Legion Public Speaking Event
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476
LDCSS:  www.ldcss.on.ca   519-455-4360
Christian Schools Foundation (endowment): www.christianschoolfoundation.ca

ICS Spirit Wear: check out the possibilities on:  www.immanuelchristianschool.wikispaces.com/ICS+Spirit+Wear.
From the Principal’s Desk:
Welcome back after the Christmas break! With a fresh snowfall (and new snow piles in the playground!), it was great to see teachers and students back in our halls on Monday. We missed our JKs on our “snow day Tuesday”...  We are aiming for a calm start to learning, with an attitude of joy, grace and diligence in our work. Our board is engaged in “revisioning” for the coming school year and beyond - exciting stuff as we consider how we feel God leading us as a school community! As our mission declares, we aim to point towards Christ in our studies and as we grow as people of God. School work at ICS includes both our academic subjects and our co-curriculars: senior basketball teams resume training (tournament is on Tue Jan 31), Storytelling preparations begin in earnest (Speakfest is on Wed Feb 1), and electives start (on Fri Jan 27).  These are exciting elements of our educational program, and alongside our regular subjects, also play a large part in fostering Christian character! More details are below. Please also see the attached monthly calendar of events.
in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
... Paper, Thank You, LettersA Very Big Thankyou to Everyone!  All of the staff, office personnel and bus drivers would like to thank everyone for their best wishes, treats, and gifts received throughout the Christmas season.  We truly appreciate all the kind gestures and thoughtfulness and goodwill.  The ICS Community is truly a blessing to be part of, and we greatly appreciate you!

Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Abe & Leona Loewen and Bill & Sara Loewen.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 3/4 teacher Ms. Buma.

REMINDERS:
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P):  Order form attached, due on the 19th with pick up on the 26th.
Pizza Day: Will be held on Wed Jan 25th.  Order form is at end of the Journal, due Friday Jan. 20th. No late orders please.   
School Bus, Bus, School, ...Transportation: Mrs. Debbie Atkinson is currently undergoing training to become a full time bus driver.  She will hopefully attain this on January 23rd. Once her training has been successfully completed Debbie will take over Mrs. Ann Walter’s route and Ann will take over Mr. Abe Miller’s route. We appreciate your flexibility in the meantime (an email with details was sent directly to parents on Sat Jan 7).

New Family Information Night: Our 2017 registration season has begun. The New Student/Family Information evening will be held on on Friday January 20th at 7:00pm. We feel strongly that many of our prospective parents are attending churches in our local area. If you know any families interested in ICS please invite them! Young children can visit with our Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Penner for a JK and SK program. Grade 1-5 children can enjoy an art/craft lesson. Grade 6-8 children are welcome to join their parents on the tour. Babysitting will be available for any preschool aged children.

Can you help? Our Breakfast program team is looking for two volunteers to assist with some food preparations. Helpers would be needed for Thursday mornings (8am-12pm approx) and duties would include baking, cutting, bagging and snack prep. Please let the office know if you can assist.

Untitled.pngSpeakfest / Public Speaking - parents and community members are invited to attend our Speakfest on Wednesday, February 1, beginning with a brief chapel at 9 am. Mark your calendars! Selected students will be able to move on to the Aylmer Legion Public Speaking on Saturday, February 4.

Electives - 5 Friday afternoons starting on Jan 27. Gr 4-8 students have been informed of selections. Some electives were over-subscribed (small engines and woodworking), requiring some students to be moved to second or third choices. All options are really attractive, and we trust that these “tastes” of skills and hobbies may prove to be the start of new interests for our students! This year we have: badminton, photography, personal grooming, firearms safety, woodworking, curling, baking, art attack, 3D printing, small engines, “Junior CSI”, and “The Voice”. Gr SK-2 will also have special mixed age classes, and gr 3 will complete the Red Cross Swim to Survive.

... Chess Set Clipart ...
Chess: Gr 3-8 are invited to sign up for the Chess team right after Christmas. Practices will start on January 16th from 12:05 -12:55 pm.

AW2Remember.jpgThe countdown is ON ... only 17 days left! We are in the last few weeks of planning for our big event and there are lots of things to get organized.  Our ‘To Do’ list is ever increasing and our volunteers are working hard to accomplish the tasks ahead of us.  If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so either on our wedding website, or call the school office to reserve your tickets!  Your timely response will help our committee stay organized and work efficiently!  Please stay in touch as we post more information on our Facebook page! RSVP to the ICS school office or check out our RSVP page – www.wedding2remember.wordpress.com.

Still needing some GIFTS hours? We have new volunteer opportunities for A WEDDING TO REMEMBER: Check out the new positions available at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0948a9a72fabf49-volunteer

From the Library: We have a project in mind and would love to have your EMPTY chocolate boxes. The Delecto or Pecan Clusters (i.e. fake Turtles) from Walmart seem ideal, but similar sizes should also work. After you finish your chocolates, rather than throw the boxes into the recycling or garbage, send them to school.
 
FROM THE CLASSROOMS...
JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (s.penner@immanuelchristianschool.net)
Happy Birthday to Paisley Bakker (January 11) and Gloria Dalm (January 12) who both turned 5! We wish you both many blessings and a wonderful year.
Scholastic Book Orders: January flyers were sent home today. Please return any completed January Book Order forms by Friday, January 20.
Please return your resting towel/blanket after a wash.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Samuel, 1 Samuel 1:1-2,19-21 & 1 Samuel 3.
Letter/Sound of the week: u We now know: s, a, t, i, n, p, c, k. e, h, r, d, m, g, o, u.
SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it, God, blue, green, red and yellow, purple, orange, black, brown, white, & with.
SK Math: Patterns and Intro. Measurement.
JK Math: Number match 1-15 and comparing.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (m.pieters@immanuelchristianschool.net)
Memory Work: *Our Memory Work focus in January will be to learn our stories for Public Speaking / Storytelling.
Students received their Storytelling packages on Monday. Selected stories should be chosen by tomorrow, (Thursday, Jan. 12) to allow students time to practice and perform to the best of their ability. *Student selected story books that were not included in their packages, should be brought in by tomorrow as well. Please ensure that the story is not a rhyming story. Stories should be 3 to 5 minutes long. You may edit a story for appropriate words to use and also to make it the right length. Please note the Ready...Set...Tell! time guideline page.
In-class presentation dates are from Monday Jan. 23 to Friday Jan. 27. Parents, thank you for any assistance that you can offer your child during his/her story practice time! We are looking forward to the variety of presentations that we are sure to learn from, and enjoy!
Reading Buddies: Students may take his/her story for storytelling to school to practice with their reading buddies every Tuesday morning.
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, Jan. 13
Grade 1 words will be from list 15: make, came, lake, game, shake, ate, tape, come
Please note that Grade one students will now have eight words on their spelling lists.
Scholastic Book Orders: January flyers were sent home today. Please return any completed January Book Order forms by Friday, January 20.
Remember:
  • Library Books are due tomorrow
  • Choose a story for Storytelling due tomorrow Jan. 12
  • To begin practicing your storytelling book
  • To enjoy reading your books and sight word page(s)
  • Scholastic book orders due January 20, 2017
  • Pizza orders due January 20, 2017

  • GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (a.loewen@immanuelchristianschool.net)
  • Memory Work: *Our Memory Work focus in January will be to learn our stories for Public Speaking.
    Students received their Storytelling packages on Monday. Selected stories should be chosen by tomorrow, (Thursday, Jan. 12) to allow students time to practice and perform to the best of their ability. *Student selected story books that were not included in their packages, should be brought in by tomorrow as well. Please note the Ready...Set...Tell! time guideline page.
    In-class presentation dates are from Monday Jan. 23 to Friday Jan. 27. Parents, thank you for any assistance that you can offer your child during his/her story practice time! We are looking forward to the variety of presentations that we are sure to learn from, and enjoy!
    Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, January 13: List 13
    Gr 2 : less, tell, well, will, still, off, letter, little, silly, happy, buddy, hill
    Gr 3:lady, ladies, surprise, surprises, toys, shoes, shy, cry, cried, study, studied, story, only, finally, family, rely, suddenly
    Math: As we join back together with our whole class, we are going to focus committing our multiplication tables to memory. We have been listening to “Multiplication Mash-up” on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgjCLhoI9Mk) to help make learning our facts more memorable.
    Mathletics times table toons are also helpful.
    Each Monday, we will have a fact quiz. For Monday, January 16, *Checkup Quiz, multiplying with 0, 1 and 2 as factors. Example: (6 x 1, 2 x 7, 0 x9)
    Scholastic Book Orders: January flyers were sent home today. Please return any completed January Book Order forms by Friday, January 20.
    Connect to Grow forms: Some forms are still outstanding. They were a response from report cards.
    Student of the Week: This week, Tyler Vis. Next week: Elizabeth Voth
    Remember:
    • Library books are due tomorrow
    • Scholastic book orders due January 20, 2017
    • Pizza orders
    • To enjoy reading your books each night
    • To choose and begin practicing your storytelling book

    GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (t.buma@immanuelchristianschool.net)
    Memory Work: *Our Memory Work focus in January will be to learn our stories and our poems for Public Speaking.
    Students received their Storytelling (Gr. 3) and Poetry Recitation (Gr. 4) packages on Monday. Selected stories and poems should be chosen by tomorrow, (Thursday, Jan. 12) to allow students time to practice and perform to the best of their ability. *Student selected story books or poems that were not included in their packages, should be brought in by tomorrow as well. Please note the Ready...Set...Tell/Recite! time guideline page.
    In-class presentation dates are from Monday Jan. 23 to Friday Jan. 27. Parents, thank you for any assistance that you can offer your child during his/her story or poem practice time! We are looking forward to the variety of presentations that we are sure to learn from, and enjoy!
    Library Class: Tomorrow is Library Class. Please return any due books.
    Accelerated Reader: AR Reports were sent home with your child today.
    Scholastic Book Orders: January flyers were sent home today. Please return any completed January Book Order forms by Friday, January 20.
    Fri. Jan. 13 - Spelling Dictation -*Grade 3 words are; looked, good, brook, football, cookie, stood, full, put, food, school, truth, room, true, chew, due, tools, crooked
    Grade 4 words are: cleaner, cleanest, bigger, biggest, earlier, earliest, quicker, quickest, busier, busiest, rougher, roughest, heavier, heaviest, happier, happiest, lazier, laziest, friendlier, friendliest
    Math: Grade 3 - Fri. Jan. 13 - *Checkup Quiz, multiplying with 0, 1 and 2 as factors. Example: (6 x 1, 2 x 7, 0 x9).
    Grade 4: We have completed our unit on The Four Operations of Whole Numbers. On Friday we will have a quiz on multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number, Example: (28 x 31 = 868), and multiplying a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number, Example: (167 x 17 = 2,839). We are starting a new unit on Fractions beginning with equivalent fractions, followed by simplest form.
    Student of the Week: This week’s Student of the Week is Jaywynn Loewen. Next week: Allyson Mantel.
    34.pngFrançais: Check out the French section of the 5/6 Wikispace! Students have been taught how to access this site from in-class tutorials and are encouraged to check it often! Access important up-to-date classroom information & resources, such as: Announcements (for tests etc.), Calendar, Google Classroom (Duolingo & Quizlet), and LiveBinders (extra review/practice). Click here 3/4 Wiki or scan the QR code…

    GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (k.farrowjones@immanuelchristianschool.net)
    Reading: Be sure to grab a book for holiday reading!
    Math: Pg 66-67, #1-12, due Thursday.
    Language Arts: Brainstorming about speech writing topics. Be sure to have a plan!
    Check out Epic Books https://www.getepic.com/app/account_select - Sign in under my email and use ICSfollow as a password to check out Audio books and online reading.
    5-6.pngFrançais: Check out the French section of the 5/6 Wikispace! Students have been taught how to access this site from in-class tutorials and are expected to check it often! Access important up-to-date classroom information & resources, such as: Announcements (for tests etc.), Calendar, Google Classroom (Duolingo & Quizlet), and LiveBinders (extra review/practice). Click here 5/6 Wiki or scan the QR code…
    Potluck: Thank you for everyone who helped with the potluck.
    Connect to Grow forms: Some forms are still outstanding. They were a response from report cards.

    GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (p.bierman@immanuelchristianschool.net)
    Welcome Back!  I trust all have enjoyed the time with friends and family, celebrating the Birth of our Saviour.  January begins a busy season for the class.  Students will be developing many different “soft-skills”, in particular long term planning and time management.  I look forward to seeing their finished products later in the term…
    Chapel:  Next week the grade ⅞ class will present chapel.
    Memory Work:  There will be no memory work during January.
    Basketball:  The Bluewater Small Schools competition is on Tue 31 Jan at LDCSS. ICS is convening this competition. We run the concession stand with parent and student help, using the profits to underwrite the 7/8 class trip. Players will be asked to contribute baked goods, and non-players will be able to contribute or man the concession. Profits will be divided amongst students based on participation. We are looking for 1 parent to supervise the concession on the day. Can you help? Please let Mr Cameron know!
    Speeches:  A document with a planning schedule was shared with the students before Christmas regarding the annual Speechfest requirements. It is also found on the class wiki page under Language Arts.  Most students have narrowed down their speech ideas.  Discuss with your child(ren) about their progress.  The ICS Speakfest is scheduled for February 1. Science:  Students have received a planning schedule and helpful information about Science Fair.  It can be found on the grade ⅞ wiki page.  Students should aim to complete the requirements for Section A on this resource within a week. Students are requested to submit their project proposal, project question, and permission form on Friday, January 13.  
    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.
    qrcode.pngFrançais: Check out the French section of the 7/8 Wikispace! Students have been taught how to access this site from in-class tutorials and are expected to check it routinely! Access important up-to-date classroom information & resources, such as: Announcements (for tests etc.), Calendar, Google Classroom (Duolingo & Quizlet), and LiveBinders (extra review/practice) Click here 7/8 Wiki or scan the QR code…



    Pizza Order Form - Wednesday, January 26th
    _________________would like to order the following:
         (child’s name)                                 
    ______ 1.00/slice
                                                                           
                ______ juice .50 cents
                ______ ice cream .50 cents
                ______ Total enclosed
    Parent Signature___________________________
    Orders and money must be in by Friday, Jan 20th.
    No late orders accepted!
    Pizza Order Form - Wednesday, January 26th
    _________________would like to order the following:
         (child’s name)                                 
    ______ 1.00/slice
                                                                           
                ______ juice .50 cents
                ______ ice cream .50 cents
                ______ Total enclosed
    Parent Signature___________________________
    Orders and money must be in by Friday, Jan 20th.
    No late orders accepted!
    Pizza Order Form - Wednesday, January 26th
    _________________would like to order the following:
        (child’s name)                                 
    ______ 1.00/slice
                                                                           
                ______ juice .50 cents
                ______ ice cream .50 cents
                ______ Total enclosed
    Parent Signature___________________________
    Orders and money must be in by Friday, Jan 20th.
    No late orders accepted!
    Pizza Order Form -Wednesday, January 26th
    _________________would like to order the following:
        (child’s name)                                 
    ______ 1.00/slice
                                                                          
                ______ juice .50 cents
                ______ ice cream .50 cents
                ______ Total enclosed
    Parent Signature___________________________
    Orders and money must be in by Friday, Jan 20th.
    No late orders accepted!