Wednesday, 22 February 2017

February 22nd Journal, 2017


Wednesday, February 22nd, 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.
Feb  24th - FFFN 5-7pm
        28th - Hockey practice - EECC 7:00-8:00am
Mar   1st - Chapel Lent #1
                  Term 2 ends, AR goals due
        2nd - PA Day - Report card writing
         7th - Hockey practice - EECC 7:00-8:00am
         8th - Bluewater Hockey Tournament - Strathroy
         9th - Report cards sent home
       10th -17th March Break
       20th - Return to School
      22nd - Raise to Praise Drive begins
                 Chapel Lent #4
                 Parent Teacher Conferences (as needed) 4:00-8:30pm                 
       23rd - Crazy Sock Day
       24th - SK & Gr.1 Field trip to Springwater Maple Fest
       25th - Royal Canadian Legion District public speaking in Lucan
       28th - LDCSS Drama Matinee 10 -1pm
       29th - Chapel Lent #5
                 Grade by Grade Chess Tournament - London      
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476
LDCSS:   519-455-4360
Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):

ICS Spirit Wear: check out the possibilities on:
From the Principal’s Desk:
So, what really happens when students are not at school? As our students enjoyed a long Family Day weekend, our teachers gathered for our Measures of Academic Progress PA day. We are excited with how we can see that students are growing in their learning in language and math! We look forward to sharing these results with students and parents in the upcoming weeks. We are excited that math looks strong across the grades! We can also use the information to refine our teaching strategies, to focus more on first-thing-in-the-morning class reading, and to group our students for learning. Without dedicated time to look over the results from each and every child, we would not be able to do justice to the hard work that every child puts into these tests three times a year. Thank-you, parents, for this time to reflect and grow as your children’s teachers!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Nathan & Beth Saarloos and Henk & Joanne Schuurman
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 2/3 teacher Ms Loewen.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P):  Order form attached. Due March 1st with delivery on March 9th.
New, New Logo, New Sign, New ...Meat & Baked Goods: MacMillan’s order forms have been attached. Our regular businesses will be continued for our June sale. Please go to your family and friends and collect as many orders as you can to help support the school! Orders are due March 20th and pickup will be April 6th from 2:30-4:00pm.

2017-2018 Registration: Thank-you to all our families who confirmed registration for next year. That helps us immensely with planning. It’s not too late for interested parents with whom you are talking! We are still seeking JK registrations, and have some limited openings in SK-8.

We learned that the Wall family intends on returning to homeschool for the next few years, but are leaving their options open for our senior grades in the future. The Walls express their appreciation for our teachers, Christian focus and program. We will miss their presence in our building! For all parents who want to complement homeschool, our homeschool partnership is an option.

image1.jpegDo you have any old or broken crayons? Tara Foster, through Tillsonburg Alliance Church, is collecting them for Operation Christmas Child. They will be melted down and made into new crayons which will be put into shoeboxes for children 2-4 years old. Please bag and send in to the office if you have crayons to dispose of!

ARE YOU CREATIVE? Do you enjoy scrapbooking? Then we have a job for you!!!   The Yearbook committee is looking for a few people who would be interested in creating a few pages for the ICS student yearbook. The students love reminiscing about all they have done at ICS.  These pages can be done at home at your convenience so this would be another great way to get some of your volunteer hours in for the school year.  Please let the office know soon or contact Mrs. Cameron at so we can begin designing the 2016/17 yearbook.

FFFN - Get ready for a delicious serving of piping hot old fashioned beef stew, with your choice of rice, noodles or quinoa, fresh Iceberg wedge salad and a classic dessert!  It's win win:
1. you don't have to cook or clean
2. where else can you eat for $8 including tax and tips?
3. you are lowering your tuition cost by eating dinner.
See you and the family this Friday 5-7p in the school gym. Share the invitation on facebook at  #ChristianCommunity
Complimentary dinner is included!

Chess: Permission forms for the tournament on Wed Mar 29 were sent home today. Due back on Mon Feb 27.

Girl, Soccer, Happy, Kid, ...People, Child, Kids, Family, ...SK, Gr. 1 & 2 Field Trip: For our last Friday, Feb. 24 during electives we will be going bowling from 1:05 - 3:15 pm. Thank you to our volunteers: Mr. Doug Walters our bus driver, Mrs. Leona Loewen, Mrs. Judi Milmine, Mr. Brian or Mrs. Priscilla Ward.
We are still looking for three more volunteers.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
BIRTHDAY!: We would like to wish Stewart Wells a very happy birthday. Stewart will be 5 years old on Sunday, Feb. 26. Happy Birthday, Stewart! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Scholastic Book Order: The March flyers were sent home today! If you are purchasing anything, please return the order by Thursday, March 9 with payment: cash, cheque or online.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Esther Saves Her People, Esther 6-9.
Letter/Sound of the week: v We now know: s, a, t, i, n, p, c, k. e, h, r, d, m, g, o, u, f, l, b, w, x.
SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it, God, blue, green, red and yellow, purple, orange, black, brown, white, & with. CVC words: -at, -it, -an, -in and -ing. New Words: and & can.
JK Printing: Please continue to work on writing your name at home, using the proper lowercase letters.
SK Math: Going Beyond 10 (teens). What does 10 and ___ make?
JK Math: Exploring the Ten Frame. Printing numerals 1-5.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Happy 7th Birthday          
Wyatt Manning
Thursday, February 23, 2017
    “May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15
Memory Work: for Wed. March 1 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty Words: Reginald Heber, 1827
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, Feb. 24
Grade 1 words will be from list 21: ropes, bones, kites, bees, cakes, boxes, foxes, roses
  • Library Books are due tomorrow
  • To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work:
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22 (NIV)
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, February 24: List 18
Gr 2 : her, girl, turn, hurt, first, were, card, part, start, are, church, bird
Gr 3: April, babies, over, hello, even, we, silent, tiny, menu, future, dear, raise, white, used, those, agent, being
Accelerated Reader: AR goals are due on Mar 1! Make sure you read and are ready to take ARs this week. Keep up the hard work boys and girls.  
Student of the Week: This week:Presley Fehr. Next week: Rebecca Krahn
Creation Studies Quiz: Study sheet on Solids, Liquids, Gases sent home today (green sheet). Unit quiz is on Mon, Feb 27.
Scholastic Book Order: The March flyers were sent home today! If you are purchasing anything, please return the order by Thursday, March 9 with payment: cash, cheque or online.
Field Trip: This Friday, Feb. 24, we are heading to the Ontario Police College for a tour. If you are coming along, please be at the school no later than 10:15. We plan to be back around 11:30. Students do not need to bring anything along on this trip, except their smiles and questions.
Remember: Library books are due tomorrow

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Thank you! What a fun time students in Grade 3 had at CrossFit Gym last Friday! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, for inviting us to your Gym in St. Thomas! We sure had a good workout, and we were glad there were so many bottles of water available for us! We liked it when Mr. Atkinson showed us how to do handstands! We think that next time we play Tug of War, the Boys Team should pull Mrs. Atkinson, and the Girls Team should pull Mr. Atkinson! We  had a nice, quiet bus ride all the way back to ICS! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Walters for being our bus drivers!
*On Friday, Feb. 24, Grade 3 students are looking forward to attending their last swimming session at the Family YMCA in St, Thomas. *Please remember to bring swimwear and a towel to school this Friday, Grade 3’s!
Congratulations: We would like to wish Luke Foster a very happy birthday. Luke will be turning 10 years old on Thursday, February 23. Happy Birthday, Luke! May God richly bless you in your new year of life!
Memory Work: Wed. March 1 - Genesis 8:22
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Library Class: Tomorrow is Library Class. Please return any due books to sign out new books!
Accelerated Reader: AR goals are due Wed. March 1.  *AR Reports will be sent home on Thursday, Feb. 23. A number of students have already achieved their 2nd Term goals. Well done! Keep reading and taking quizzes, if you are still working towards getting your goals, girls and boys.
Fri. Feb. 24 - * Review List (Units 14 - 19) Grade 3 words are: can’t, own, should, cousin cookie, chew, due, painting, loyal, choice, let’s, doesn’t, even, menu, future, problem, lower.
Grade 4 words are: earlier, heaviest, friendlier, surface, doctor, purpose, worship, potatoes, families, library, heroes, cough, false, officer, because, cardinal, concert, dangerous, damage, conclusion.
Student of the Week: This week: Wed. Feb. 22, Josiah Kroondyk, Thurs. Feb. 23, Gloria Loewen,
Fri. Feb. 24, Michael Penner. Next week: Phoebe Sinke.
Tues. Feb. 28 - Creation Studies Science Quiz - Light. Students will bring their Study Guides  home Thurs. Feb. 23. Refer also  to your in-class duotang notes, girls and boys.
“THE VOICE” Elective - Girls are to bring a black shirt and jeans on Friday, Feb 24.  We are hoping to go to Heritage Place to perform at 2pm for our final elective.  Parents are invited to join us.  Please let Mrs Cameron know if you are interested in coming along.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: John 10:14-18 Students have memory work books that they write in and practise from. Due next week Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Bible: Unit Overview was openbook to see if students understood their notes and unit theme: God’s relationship with His people - God’s faithfulness. Next unit will emphasize understanding the Biblical story in context of each lesson as well as the unit theme, as well as careful note taking - not note racing.
Reading: AR goals due Wednesday, March 1st
Math: We will be starting a new unit on Fractions.
LA: We will be studying The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Students will be reading a chapter per week, and completing assigned role.
Check out Epic Books - Sign in under my email and use ICS follow as a password to check out Audio books and online reading.
Battle of the Books: Jr and Sr team members have be busy reading and should be coming close to finishing the last of their 10 novels. We will be starting weekly team meetings/practices, this Thurs for Jr and next Monday for Sr (snack recess). Players will be coming home with sets of questions to use for review of the books they have read.  It would be great if someone at home would test them on their questions!

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
LDCSS- The staff of LDCSS will visit ICS Thursday to lead the students in several fascinating workshops.  Ask your child(ren) about the exciting things happening at the local Christian high school over dinner tomorrow.  
Student Led Devotions - This Week: Thu- Lucas, Fri- Micah
   Next Week:  Tue- Kayla, Thu- Jonah, Fri- Dawson
Bible- We are beginning a brand new unit on ‘Faith’.
Language Arts- We are beginning a new unit on Poetry as well as beginning to look at our grammar curriculum.
Memory Work: Psalm 120- Due Fr. March 3.
Art: Wire art projects due, displayed work and written work.