Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April 12th Journal, 2017


Wednesday, April 12th, 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.
April 12th - 5:45-6:30 viewing of classrooms with your student(s)
                      6:45-7:45 “A Not So Terrible Parable” Drama presentation
         13th - Easter holiday - no school (LDCSS has school)
         14th - 17th Good Friday - Easter Monday- no school  
         18th - Jr Boys Basketball at Davenport (after school)
         19th - Chapel gr. 7/8
                   Jr Girls Basketball at Davenport (after school)
         20th - Battle of the Books
         21st -  Bluewater PD day - no school (LDCSS has school)
          23rd - Turn off the Screens week begins
         25th -  Jr. Basketball Tournament (Date changed) @ Parkside- St. Thomas
         26th - Chapel SK
                   Spirit day - Tye-dye/Rainbow day for God's promise
         27th - Round 3 gr. 7/8 Immunization Hep B, HIV and Men  
                   Dodgeball mania at ICS 6-8pm
         28th - Sub lunch
                   Friday Family Fun Night 5-7pm
                   LDCSS PD Day
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:
The traditional greeting for this coming Sunday morning is a joyful, “He is risen!” The joy of this season is preceded by the Good Friday solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death. I love how this year’s drama, A Not So Terrible Parable, mirrors the same darkness then hope. I’m thankful for how at our Christian school, we can craft our schedule and our teaching content to point towards the Biblical narrative!
As staff, we trust you will appreciate tonight’s Celebration of Learning in our classrooms, and our drama following right afterwards. May that be a help to us all as we enter this Easter season! He is risen indeed!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Henry & Margaret Voth and Mike & Susie Wall.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Music teacher Mrs. Cameron.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Orders were due Tues April 11th. Pickup will be on  April 20th.
Hot Lunches: Last chance to complete your Google form to complete at:  (also on Facebook) for the hot lunches for the remainder of this school year (April 28th, May 24th & June 20th). Please fill out one for each of your children and send the total amount of money owed to the office with the payment slip by April 18th. Thanks to those of you who have already completed it!
We are Seeking 3+ New ICS Families for 2017-2018! In addition to the already huge value in quality Christian education at Immanuel, we are excited to announce the Christian School Foundation recruitment bursary:
  • Our JK program still has room at a price 60% lower than our full tuition!
  • 20% New to ICS Incentive! This ICS discount for a family new to full-time Christian education is worth $2500!
  • Plus a possible $1500-$2500 Off with the Foundation New Family Incentive! Do you need a “nudge” to reassure you as you enrol? We can apply for a bursary! Up to $1500 regardless of ability to pay, higher amounts based on financial need.
Applications for Foundation funds can be made by May 15.
Spread the word to apply soonest!

ICS Board Meeting - We would like to announce our upcoming meeting on April 19th. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. If you have anything you would like to share with us, please do so via an email to Thank you

Transport Survey: Transportation and Finance committees are looking at offering a tuition reduction to families who do not require the use of our transportation services. Depending on the amount of families who opt out, savings could be up to $1,000.00 per family.  For the rest of our families who cannot give up this service, there is also the possibility of cost savings on a smaller replacement bus  which will be required in the coming year. All responses to be returned to the office by Thurs April 13th. Questions? Please contact Dean Mantel Transportation Chair at 519-282-3115

I will commit to not requiring transportation services next year   ______________________________
Name and signature: ______________________________________________________________

Raise to Praise Campaign UPDATE: Week #4 is trending at just over 50% of our Campaign Goal. We are completing our second round of calls and thrilled to see existing partnerships grow and new partnerships created. This is an exciting time at ICS and we hope to continue to offer Christian Education for many more children and for many more years to come. Join us on this journey! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jim Vording – 519-644-0989 or Janine Shelton – 519-619-0738. Please keep ICS and our R2P Campaign in your prayers. Thanks for your support!

Transportation Note for all High School Students: Since ICS has no school on Thursday, April 13th, 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. Corner of Carter Rd & Hwy 3 at 7:50am, ICS at 8:00 am, End of Forest & Elm at 8:04am, Lyons at 8:15am, Andre Kroondyk home 47000 Wilson Line at 8:25 am, Belmont Arena 8:28, Manning Drive 8:30am.

FFFN: Gather round with the whole family and enjoy a family style meal at this month's Friday Family Fun Night on Fri Apr 28 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: Complimentary dinner included!

Unplug & Play Week - April 23rd-29th. Recent reports remind us that kids still spend too much time in front of the TV, computer, video game screens and on smartphones and tablets. Finding a balance between screen use and physical activity is important for all members of your family. Ticket orders are due Tuesday, April 18th on a first come, first serve basis and can be handed in to the office. The Promotions Committee is offering Dodgeball Mania on the Thursday 27th. For students that wish to track their physical activity and screen time, log sheets are available in the office.

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!

Jr. Basketball:
Our last set of league games are on Tuesday. The teams will play at Davenport so no drivers are needed. Thanks to all parents who have helped bring kids to and from games. This year, we will be participating in the local league tournament on Tuesday, April 25 instead of the District Christian tourney. Schedules and further details will come home with the players as soon as they are available.

Senior Badminton: No practice this week! Everyone on the team is welcome to attend the all-day tournament @ LDCSS on Saturday May 6th! Girls Doubles: Megan/Jocelyn, Girls Singles: Holly, Mixed Doubles: Kaylynn/Cody and Claire/Nolan, Boys Doubles: Hayden/Keoni and Micah/Kolbie, Boys Singles: Tyson and Isaiah

Practices: Thursday April 20, Wednesday April 26, Wednesday May 3. Lunch time practices tbd.

Family spectators are welcome for all our after-school games. Show your Lion pride! To allow our custodian to get to work, and to keep everything organized in our halls and change rooms, we’d ask parents to please keep your children with you as spectators. Students should not be unsupervised in the school after hours.

LDCSS Volleyball Camp: With spring finally making its appearance, we know that summer is just around the corner and so is the 2017 London Christian High Volleyball Camp on August 14-18! Volleyball Camp is open to students going into grades 6-9 this fall. Registration is open now at: Sign up today!


Jr and Sr Battle of the Books: BATTLE DAY is Apr. 20 in Woodstock, one short week away! Keep practicing your questions and reviewing your books. Parents, team players were given schedules today..

- Mrs. Penner (
Happy Birthday to Riley Fehr (April 15) and to Janae Loewen (April 18) who will both be 5 years old. We wish you both many blessings and a wonderful year

Scholastic Book Order: If you are purchasing anything, please return the order by Wednesday, April 12 with payment: cash, cheque or online.
JK will join their parents just before the drama, after the Celebration of Learning.
SK will join their parents after they say the welcoming lines for the drama.
JK and SK Homework: What’s in my egg? Your child has been given a plastic egg as well as a purple clue page. Please help your child choose something to place inside the plastic egg and think about a few clues (Is it yellow? Is it soft? Does it have wheels? etc.) we could read to the class. The class will enjoy guessing what is in your child’s egg. Please return this egg on a day most convenient for you throughout the month of April. This activity will take place of all Show & Tell for the month and special helpers will be drawn randomly.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Easter Story Eggs.
Number of the week: 3, three (What makes 3? Can we spell it?)
We now know: the whole alphabet! Continue to review letter names and sounds at home.
This week’s SK 4 baseball sight words: to, you, said, on
SK Math: Number bonds JK Math: Extending patterns and Printing numerals 1-5.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (

Memory Work: Discipleship
What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does it mean to go his way?
What does it mean to do what he wants me to, every day?
Verse 1:
I can love my neighbour, just as Jesus said.
I can help my brother, see that he is fed.
I can show my sister kindness and care.
I can show my friends that I know how to share.
Words and Music: Lois Brokering 1990
Songs for Life
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Thursday, April 20
Grade 1 words will be from list 26: cow, now, down, town, brown, show, row, low
Library Books due Thursday April 20
To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)
Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
Google hot lunch form to complete at: by Tuesday April 18

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (

Happy Birthday to Colton Dykxhoorn (January 17), who is turning 8! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
Memory Work: for Wednesday, April 19
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging
to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into
his wonderful light.”
~ 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
AR: Accelerated Reader Reports were sent home today with your child.
Spelling Dictation quiz on Thursday, April 20: List 23
Gr 2 : this, then, thing, thank, bank, with, wish, think, sing, these, theme, bring
Gr 3: threw, through, thoughtless, caught, fault, taught, because, one, once, water, watch, wanted, wonder, wonderful, walk, throat, audience
Creation Studies: Symbol of the week: Nature of Canada. Boys and girls, you have all received your project packages. Over the Easter weekend, I would encourage you to review the package with your parents and work with them to get your ideas started. We will have a class work period on Wednesday, Apr 19. This will be a great time to finish your research and put together your project.
*Parents, please ensure that your child is following the criteria and information included in his/her Project envelope. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. We are enjoying working on our projects and sharing a little bit about them in class as we put it all together. Due date is Monday, April 24.
Library: Our next library class will be on April 20. Students are encouraged to read books from home and can bring them to school to take ARs on them as well! You can check to see which books have quizzes available.
Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope) STILL Missing a few! Note sent home with your student if yours is missing.
Google hot lunch form to complete at: by Tuesday April 18
Easter Thoughts:
I would like to wish each family a very blessed Easter! In our class devotions and Bible, we have been looking at the Easter story through the eyes of different characters. Imagining what the disciples would have been going through or how Simon of Cyrene would have felt carrying the cross has helped us to see the story in a new way. May you recognize the power of Christ’s sacrifice and the joy of His resurrection this year! ~Miss Loewen
~Easter is a time to remember what Jesus has done for us.~ Elizabeth Voth
~I am thankful for Easter because I get to see all of my friends and Jesus died on the cross.~Rebecca Krahn
~It’s really special that Jesus was so generous to die on the cross. He didn’t have to but He wanted to save our sin.~Presley Fehr
~Jesus washed away all our sin.~ Blake Milmine
~Easter is special because we get together with family and celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.~Rachel Cameron
~Easter means to, friends, Jesus, and time. ~Rylee Peters
~We remember that He died on the cross and eat yummy, yummy food. ~Gabriella Friesen

Grade 3 Math:
After our Easter break, students from both grade 3 classes will again be joining Mr. Cameron for a unit on fractions! This unit will finish on May 5. We look forward to learning many new things together.

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (

Memory Work: Wed. Apr. 19 - I Sing a Song to Jesus Christ
I sing a song to Jesus Christ, my risen Lord, my Saviour;
he is the King of everything both great and small, my Saviour.
I love him so, he is my God, he lives inside of me.
I sing a song, salvation song, to Jesus Christ, my Saviour.
Words and Music: David Ritsema (age 9)
Arranged by Norma de Waal Malefyt, 1992
Songs for Life

AR: Accelerated Reader Reports were sent home today with your child.
Spelling Dictation - Our next Spelling Dictation will be Thursday, April 20, Unit 25.
Grade 3 words are: phone, photograph, orphan, alphabet, graph, nephew, enough, father, half, Friday, cough, unhappy, happier, happily, happiness, photocopy, laugh
Grade 4 words are: lazy, volcano, flavour, piano, recent, really, item, pilot, triangle, climate, gigantic, program, obey, puny prepare, vacant, pulley, menu, iceberg, ocean
Thursday. April 20 - Grade 3 Multiplication Checkup 9 (eg. 3 x 9 = 27, and 9 x 7 = 63).
Creation Studies: Unit - Discovering Birds - We are researching our bird of choice, using our Project Outline pages. We received our Art Booklet, and many of us are working on our cover page, drawing and colouring our birds. We are at different stages of acquiring information, and doing our best to write the information in our own words. We are using books and magazines and online sites. Thank-you, Mrs. Robinson, for introducing us to Britannica, World Book and Kiddle, on our ICS wiki page. *Parents, please ensure that your child is following the criteria and information included in his/her Project envelope. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. We are enjoying working on our projects and sharing a little bit about them in class as we put it all together. Due date is Monday, April 24.
Student of the Week: This week through next week: Abigail Winter
Connect to Grow forms (included in the Report Card envelope)
Google Hot Lunch form today (See above under REMINDERS)

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (

Memory Work: Will continue next week.
Bible: The Raising of Lazarus! Questions and Journal Entry due Wednesday.
LA/Reading: Chapter 12&13 for Literature Circles. Next role is due the Tuesday, April25th. Students need to have work ready for class discussion.
Spelling/Grammar: Will continue next week (Grammar)
Creation Studies: “If the World was a Village” worksheet due Thursday.
Math: Text work: pg 302-303 #1-3, Pick 3 from 4-9, Gr. 6 exercise in Singapore Math pg. Ex.3 & 4 pages 69-72.Pg 305-306 #1-2, Pick 4 from 3-9

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (

Student Led Devotions - This Week: Tu- Dawson. Next Week: Tu- Tyson, Th- Julia, Fri- Nolan
Memory Work: John 11:25- Wednesday, Next week: Philippians 4:6,7
Math: Algebra Test (chapter 12/worksheets): Thursday, April 20th.
Music: BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL - on Apr 19!! Playing test for The Rose on Apr 24. We are preparing for the Music Festival at Canada’s Wonderland.
Science: We had a great day at the Bluewater District Christian Schools Science Fair at LDCSS yesterday! There were 40 students from 8 schools participating. There were some very neat science activities hosted by LDCSS (What’s inside a bullfrog? How do vinegar and pennies make a battery?). 5 of our students were invited to compete: Jocelyn S, Colin H (2nd place in physical science), Lucas K (Custance Christian perspective award) , Holly C (3rd place in physical science), Megan F. Good job, everybody! 
We welcome all to see the projects at the Celebration of Leaning evening tonight!