Wednesday, March 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.
Mar 22nd - Raise to Praise Spring Drive begins
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 -1:30 pm (gr 5-8 field trip)
29th - Chapel Lent #5
Grade by Grade Chess Tournament - London
31st - NEW DATE FFFN 5-7pm
April 7th - Early dismissal at 1:50pm, handwriting PD in aftn (no LDCSS)
5th - Gr 7&8 Science Fair
12th - Celebration of Learning and Spring Drama (9:30am and 6:30pm)
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
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 from March Break! These are busy weeks, with many activities ongoing - this is a good Journal to read in detail! I want to highlight one. Our Raise to Praise campaign kicks off this week. This is our former Spring Drive, with a lot more focus, even including a devotional for our use as a school community together.
“Come follow me.” Those words of Jesus from Matthew 4 form the first part of our theme at school this year. “Come.” As a partner with home and church, we are delighted to invite the children entrusted to our care to explore, wonder and learn about God and his creation - nature, culture, numbers, language, music, sport, art, character and beauty. “Follow.” Our teaching materials, methods, habits, culture, and the personal examples of our teachers all call children to follow. “Me.” As supporters, grandparents, parents, and teachers, our hope and prayer is that each child grows in Jesus, the author and sustainer of all things. The African proverb declares that it takes a village to raise a child. It certainly does take a community to sustain a Christian school, giving us financial stability, volunteering, and lifting this important work in prayer. Thank-you for joining us in this Raise to Praise drive! May you be blessed as you do so.
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Steve & Bettina Vandersleen and Dave & Charlene VanGurp. Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 7/8 teacher Mr. Bierman.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): The next order will be sent out on April 5th.
Meat & Baked Goods: McMillan orders are due tomorrow Thurs. Pickup will be April 6th 2:30-4:00pm.
Recycling: See the attached updated poster for the items we are currently collecting. Help us earn extra money for ICS.
ICS Spirit Wear: Have you ordered any new spirit wear yet? Check out the possibilities on: www.immanuelchristianschool.wikispaces.com/ICS+Spirit+Wear. Order form was sent home with the March 15th Journal.
Raise to Praise Campaign: Immanuel Christian School has launched its Raise to Praise Campaign; formerly known as the Spring Drive. We are excited about the future of our school and what God has in store for the families and friends who believe in our mission and want to financially partner with us on our journey. You should receive all the information to prayerfully consider your partnership with Immanuel Christian School and we look forward to discussing this with you on March 30th during our Call Campaign from 6:30-9:00. If you did not receive a package, kindly call or email the school office and we would be happy to send this out.
In addition we have partnered with Soar with It Inc. to put together a parent/ICS supporter testimonial that we believe provides some additional insights into the value of Christian Education and specifically what Immanuel Christian School has to offer. We will be releasing the video later this week…stay tuned! Thanks for your prayers, support, and faithfulness to Immanuel Christian School. We praise God for everyone who makes Christian Education a possibility for our children.
The excitement is building as we prepare to share with you “A Not So Terrible Parable.” The actors are practicing and the students are learning their music. Every student is involved. Combined with our celebration of learning, this is a night you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendars for
A Spring Celebration of Christian Learning!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Matinee Performance: 9:30 whole-school drama. ICS student work displays in our gym, halls and library will be open for viewing afterwards.
Evening Performance: 5:45 - 6:30 - ICS students showcase their classroom learning with families. 6:45 - 7:45 - whole-school drama.
Tickets are free, but limited! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-773-8476
We're seeking your feedback! We write student reports. Our teachers reflect on their work and are assessed themselves. So too with our Principal! Whether you are a staff member, board member, parent or supportive community member, our Board Executive invites you to complete the following survey, reflecting on Keith as our school leader. Responses are requested by 7 April, please! Take 5 mins and click on: https://goo.gl/9pJMuC (see FB for the link too). Thanks!
2017 ANNUAL ICS GOLF TOURNAMENT - MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the upcoming Annual ICS Golf Tournament being held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club. There will be a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. The price per golfer will be $150.00 – which includes Lunch, Green Fees, Power Cart and a Steak Dinner. Your Entry Fee will also include all contests, including: Putting Contest, Skins, Closest to the Pin – Mens and Ladies, Longest Drive – Men's and Ladies, Closest to the Line, Longest Putt and Mystery Balls. There is also a door prize for all golfers !!!!
Entry forms will be available in the near future. Questions – call Jeff and Tammie Vannoord at 519-773-5593. Last year, our tournament was full with 144 Golfers so you will want to register early if you would like to participate in this wonderful event!
Gather round with the whole family and enjoy a family style meal at this month's Friday Family Fun Night on Fri Mar 31 from 5:00-7:00pm. Dinner will be a Spaghetti and Meat Marinara, tossed Caesar Salad, toasted Garlic Bread, Tomato Caprese Salad and Dessert. Vegan and Gluten Free options available. Cost is Adults $8 and Children (10 + under) $5 and all proceeds go directly back into the school! Delivery to Heritage Place and Takeout are available.
Looking to spend some good quality time with the Friday Family Fun Night crew?
Sign up today at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0948a9a72fabf49-volunteer. Complimentary dinner is included :)
Hockey: Congratulations to the ICS Lion Hockey Team for a job well done at the district tournament held before Spring Break in Strathroy. We were able to come away with a couple of wins, which is impressive as there were several new-to-hockey players. It was a pleasure to coach you all as you represented yourself and ICS very well. Coaches Vannoord and Bierman
Jr. Basketball: We started league play with our local public and Catholic elementary schools yesterday! Boys play after school on Tue. Girls play after school on Weds. Boys coach, Mr Bierman. Girls coach Ms. Farrow Jones and Mrs. Poortinga.
Senior Badminton: Coach Miss Karista Smeets. If you cannot attend a practice, please inform. The final 8 players, plus 2 alternates will decided closer to the final tournament; all players are encouraged to attend all practices!
Badminton After School: * Thursday March 23, *Thursday April 6, Wednesday April 12, Wednesday April 19, Wednesday April 26, Wednesday May 3.
Badminton @ lunch on Thursdays: April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4.
Health Unit Sip Smart Campaign: We have recieved a grant for a water bottle filling station, which should be installed soon. Students will be counting down to take a “ Great Big Gulp’ of water at the same time! These gulps, slurps, glugs and ahhh’s are to celebrate the importance of drinking water for good health, and to raise awareness of the negative health effects of drinking sugary drinks. Please see the attached Sip Smart Ontario booklet provided by Healthy Kids Community Challenge - Elgin St.Thomas.
FROM THE CLASSROOMS…
Jr and Sr Battle of the Books: BATTLE DAY is scheduled for Apr. 20 in Woodstock! Weekly practices have started here at school. Players would really appreciate it if someone at home would test them on their questions! Also, we will need a driver on Battle Day, hopefully someone who will also be able to supervise a team. Contact Mrs Robinson.
JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (email@example.com)
Happy Birthday to Felicity Loewen (March 22) who turned 6 TODAY! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
SK & Gr.1 Field trip to Springwater Maple Fest: We are planning to leave ICS around 9:15 AM and return at 11:45 AM. on Friday, March 24th. Thank you to all our volunteers: Mrs. L. Bergen, Mrs. Tina Hiebert, Mrs. K. Lockyer, Mrs. J. Schuurman Mrs. E. Sinke, and Mr. Brian Ward and bus driver Mrs. Ann Walters. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you. A note was sent home on Monday, March 20 regarding purchases your child may make on this field trip. Please complete and return this form along with payment (cash only) in a plastic zip lock bag. The Springwater Staff will fill the orders while the students are participating in the Maple Syrup Interpretive Tour. This will help avoid distractions.
*Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather, rain boots may be a good idea if you have some.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Jesus and Nicodemus, Jesus and Zacchaeus, Jesus and the Samaritan Woman.
Letter/Sound of the week: z
We now know: s, a, t, i, n, p, c, k. e, h, r, d, m, g, o, u, f, l, b, w, x, v, j and y.
SK words: a, the, at, I, in, it, God, blue, green, red, yellow, purple, orange, black, brown, white, and, can, with & Jesus. CVC words: -at, -it, -an, -in and -ing.
SK Math: Picture graphs, bar graphs, and extending “Going Beyond 10” (teens). What does 10 and ___ make?
JK Math: Exploring the Ten Frame. Printing numerals 1-5.
Memory work for Gr 1, 2/3 & 3/4: Wed. March 29 Because He First Loved Us
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God,
and God in them. …
We love because He first loved us.”
1 John 4:16 & 19
We can share the love of Jesus
GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SK & Gr.1 Field trip to Springwater Maple Fest: We are planning to leave ICS around 9:15 AM and return at 11:45 AM. on Friday, March 24th. Thank you to all our volunteers: Mrs. L. Bergen, Mrs. Tina Hiebert, Mrs. K. Lockyer, Mrs. J. Schuurman Mrs. E. Sinke, and Mr. Brian Ward and bus driver Mrs. Ann Walters. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you. A note was sent home on Monday, March 20 regarding purchases your child may make on this field trip. Please complete and return this form along with payment (cash only) in a plastic zip lock bag. The Springwater Staff will fill the orders while the students are participating in the Maple Syrup Interpretive Tour. This will help avoid distractions. *Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather, rain boots may be a good idea if you have some.
Math: The students were excited to start their second math book this week. In their first math book the students learned to add and subtract numbers up to 20.
The first unit in their new books will be focussed on numbers to forty:
- read and write numerals and number words to forty
- Express numbers as tens and ones ie. 23 = 20 + 3
- Count on or count back 1, 2, 3, or 10 from any number within 40
- Add or subtract a 1-digit number or a ten to a 2-digit number within 40
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Thursday, March 23 due to our Field Trip on Friday.
Grade 1 words will be from list 23: fast, last, nest, must, most, step, stamp, still
- Library Books due tomorrow
- To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)
- Field Trip to Springwater Maple Fest March 24 (dress for the outdoors)
- Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
- Black shirt with your name in it for the drama
GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (email@example.com)
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, March 24: Review List
Gr 2 : flew, store, what, soon, down, about, our, first, turn, have, give, start
Gr 3: didn’t, it’s, wouldn’t, disagree, grown, follow, could, house, group, should, face, even, silent, dear, future, those, guess
Math: We are delighted to have gr. 2 and 3 working on math together again. We have started our money unit! This is a great time to continue conversations from the classroom at home. Can your child help make change? Do they know the values of the different coins and bills? Can they add up amounts less than $10?
Language Arts: Students are working to complete the first draft of our What a Memory and When I Grow Up pages. Incomplete drafts will be sent home over the weekend and need to be returned by Monday (March 27).
Creation Studies: Thank you for those who returned their Symbol Sighting! We are excited to discover more about Canada and the symbols that represent our great nation. This weeks symbol: The Maple Leaf.
Student of the Week: This week: Ryan Penner. Next week: Rylee Peters
- Library Books due tomorrow
- Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
- To read to take at least 1 AR each week
- Black shirt with your name in it for the drama
GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri. March 24 - Spelling Dictation: Grade 3 words are: aren’t, partner, hard, chart, farm, start, large, more, before, horse, north, morning, are, stare, warning, harmful, corner
Grade 4 words are: frighten, flight, brighter, flashlight, mighty, delight, tighten, nightly, brought, ought, thought, fought, sight, caught, daughter, taught, naughty, fault, rightly, vault
Fri. March 24 - Grade 3 Multiplication Checkup 6 - Multiplying with 6 as a factor, (eg. 5 x 6 = 30, 6 x 8 = 48).
Creation Studies: Unit - Discovering Birds - In class, we wondered together about the question, How are birds unique? God made such a variety of them!. We know that birds lay eggs, but so do reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. We know that birds have wings, but so do insects and some mammals. Birds have beaks and warm bodies...but some reptiles have beaks, and all mammals have warm blood. Maybe it’s their ability to fly? But ostriches and penguins can’t fly! And there are insects and mammals that can fly! We figured that what sets birds apart, is that they’re the only animals with feathers! Any time you see a feathered animal, you can be sure it’s a bird! *For the next several weeks, we will attempt to answer the following question. Why are birds so amazing? This will culminate in individual student projects. Stay tuned!
French: Term 3 Expectations. Duolingo Skills: Grade 3s need to complete 3 new skills and Grade 4s to complete 4 new skills by end of term. Each skill can take about 30min. to complete. Regular class time will be given to complete these goals, however extra time might be needed outside of school too. Log-In using @immanuelchristianschool.net Google account. See Wikispace page for additional details, files, and helpful links!
Student of the Week: This week: Matthew Voth. Next week: Marcus Wall
- Library books due tomorrow
- Connect to Grow forms (included in the Report Card envelope)
- Black shirt with your name on it for the drama
GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (email@example.com)
Memory Work: Luke 16:10-13 Due: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week.
Bible: Which character are you in this story? Ask how your child answered this question.
Reading: Chapter 6 for Literature Circles. Next role is due the Tuesday back from march Break.
Spelling: Spelling words this Friday is from a Bible Unit word wall list. Ten of the words will be chosen plus a bonus word from notes. Legalistic, condemn, consequences, revenge, metaphor, descendents, foreigners, exiled, priorities, anointing, extravagant, expensive, leprosy, isolation, adulterous, salvation. A vocabulary quiz will be given at the end of the Bible unit. Date tba.
Creation Studies: Country profile slideshow presentations: Grade 6: Wednesday, March 29. Grade 5: Thursday, March 30. Friday, March 31: Multi-Cultural potluck.
Math: Text work: pg 293 # 1-7, Gr. 6 exercise in Singapore Math pg. 62-65
LA: Next week chapters 7 and 8 roles (rough and good copies) are due next Tuesday.
Check out Epic Books https://www.getepic.com/app/account_select - Sign in under my email and use ICS follow as a password to check out Audiobooks and online reading.
French: Term 3 Expectations. Duolingo Skills: Grade 5s need to complete 5 new skills and Grade 6s to complete 6 new skills by end of term. Each skill can take about 30min. to complete. Regular class time will be given to complete these goals, however extra time might be needed outside of school too. Log-In using @immanuelchristianschool.net Google account. See Wikispace page for additional details, files, and helpful links!
GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Led Devotions - This Week: Th- Isaiah, Friday- Sahiya
Next Week: Tu- Colin, Th- Cody, Fr- Kaylynn
Tuesday, March 28: LDCSS: Little Women
We will be joining the grade ⅚ class in London to experience the student presentation of “Little Women”. If you are interested in joining us as a chaperone, please contact the office before Tuesday. We will be away from school from about 10:00-2:00.
Thursday, March 30: Meagre Meals
Each Thursday over Lent a program called Meagre Meals is held at Aylmer Baptist Church. I am interested in taking the gr 7/8 class on a Meagre Meal "field trip". I hope to build excellent community connections which could possibly lead to opportunities to connect with the class Send Out project for term 3. Students are requested to bring in the $6 donation required by next Tuesday. Donations are used for different community programs within Aylmer.
Music: Practicing at home is essential to learn your music! 3x each week for 15mins. Fill in your practice sheet and bring it in every Monday, (along with your instrument).
Math: Test on chapter 6: Algebraic Patterns: Friday, March 24
History: Roman Empire Test: Tuesday, March 28
Science: Marvelous Mixtures Test: Thursday, March 30
Science: ICS Science Fair Date: Held at ICS on April 5. Judges will select 3-5 students for the Bluewater District Science Fair at LDCSS on April 11. In addition, all students will be displaying their projects during the celebration of learning festivities on April 12. Students will have an opportunity to share all the fascinating things they learned.
Memory Work: Nicene Creed: Friday, March 31
End of Year Trips: Wow, it’s coming up already! Mark your calendars!
Canoeing. Thursday 8 June - Friday 9 June, near Paris, Ontario. We are still in the process of confirming chaperones. Questions, please see Mr Cameron.
Band Trip. Friday, 2 June, to Canada’s Wonderland. Here’s a second opportunity for chaperones, more details forthcoming from Mrs Cameron.
French: Term 3 Expectations. Duolingo Skills: Grade 7s need to complete 7 new skills and Grade 8s to complete 8 new skills by end of term. Each skill can take about 30min. to complete. Regular class time will be given to complete these goals, however extra time might be needed outside of school too. Log-In using @immanuelchristianschool.net Google account. See Wikispace page for additional details, files, and helpful links!