Wednesday, 5 April 2017

April 5th Journal, 2017


Wednesday, April 5th, 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 7th - Early dismissal at 1:50pm, handwriting PD in aftn (no LDCSS)
         11th - District Science Fair @ LDCSS   
                  Jr Boys Basketball at Summers Corners 3:30-5pm  
        12th -9:30 Chapel “A Not So Terrible Parable” Drama presentation
                - 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  
        19th - Chapel gr. 7/8
        20th - Battle of the Books
        21st - PD day - no school (LDCSS has school)
         23rd - Turn off the Screens week begins
         28th - Friday Family Fun Night 5-7pm
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 happens after school every Monday? Well, we join as a staff team for devotions, prayer and a meeting. I’m very excited after this last Monday’s meeting! We did a “gallery walk” such as your students might do, spending time in each other’s classrooms and seeing each other’s plans for the Celebration of Learning next week. Wow, your teachers have some creative, well thought-out plans to help your children show off some of the great work they’ve been doing in class! You will be proud of both your children and their teachers!
So, how will a Celebration of Learning work? Plan on coming to ICS from 5:45-6:30 next Wednesday. Invite grandparents, extended family and interested friends. Your child(ren) will stay with you and will proudly explain his or her presentation work. You may have opportunity to see some other children’s work too, or chat with the teacher. But, if you have more than one child, you’ll also need to keep moving! When the double bell rings, it will be time to get a seat in the gym for the drama, while your child will go to her or his class to prepare. On with the show!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
PS - don’t forget the early dismissal this Friday as we take advantage of the high school PA day to allow teachers to focus on our philosophy and practice with handwriting, both printing and cursive. Children will be home about 1.5 hours earlier.

Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Jason & Carrie Vis and Jim and Jill Vording.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Health and PE teacher Mr. TenBruggencate.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P):  April order is attached.  Due on Tues April 11th with pickup April 20th.
New stores have been added to our order form including Lowe’s (2%) and The Shoe Company (7%).
Hot Lunches: The ladies auxiliary would like to simplify the ordering of hot lunches for both parents and teachers (and ourselves!) There is an Google form to complete at:  (also on Facebook) for the hot lunches for the remainder of this school year.  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 14th. This is an experiment to see if we would like to continue this process next year. Thanks to those of you who have already completed it!
Meat & Baked Goods: Thank you to all of those who participated in ordering from our newest company fundraiser MacMillan’s. We were able to make a profit of $733 going directly back to the school! (with very little manpower required). We invite you to provide your feedback to the office on the products you received to help decide if we will use them again next year. The next order form with our regular suppliers will be sent out in May. Thanks for your support!
Pop Can Recycling:  Just a reminder we only collect aluminum cans, not tuna or other cans.
Last call for your feedback! Our Board Executive invites you to reflect on Keith as our school leader. Responses are requested by 7 April, please! Click on: (see FB for the link too). Thanks!
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, June 15 and Aug 15 if funds remain. Spread the word to apply soonest!

ANSTP_frontcover_CHB.jpgThe 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 or 519-773-8476.

IMG_4041.JPGChess Tournament: Wow - What an exciting day! Congratulations to Phoebe S (1st), Promise A (2nd), Eden S (3rd), Caleb P (5th), Lily S (6th), and Marcus W (6th) who all made it to the finals! The 25th anniversary of the Grade by Grade Chess Tournament was the best showing by ICS students that we can recollect! Thank you to our dedicated coaches, Mr. Bram deDreu and Mr. Murray Rodenburg, as well as our Staff Rep, Mr. Cameron.

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
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

Raise to Praise Campaign UPDATE:  It has been 3 weeks since the launch of our Raise to Praise Campaign and as a school we are so blessed to have such a supportive and caring community.  This has been received with an outpouring of support with a total of $40,000 towards our $100,000 goal already! We completed our Call Campaign on Thursday, March 30th giving us an opportunity to connect with you and the second round of calls will be completed over the next week. If you have not received the Campaign package or a call and would like to talk to the team, please feel free to contact Jim Vording – 519-644-0989 or Janine Shelton – 519-619-0738.  For those not familiar with the process, the calling committee gave a guideline amount of $395 or $35 monthly which seemed very helpful to many.  Some people wondered that if they are not giving $1000, for example, it's not worth contributing.  Whatever your contribution, you helped in planting seeds of support and for that we are grateful! Please keep ICS and our R2P Campaign in your prayers.  Thanks for your support!
Unplug & Play Week - April 23rd-29th. Active Play, in both outdoor and indoor settings, is an important factor for the health and well-being of children and youth. How do you get kids away from screens? ParticipACTION's Unplug and Play has tips, fact sheets, and an outdoor play calendar. Check out the East Elgin Area Event Calendar attached at the end of the Journal. Ticket orders are due Tuesday, April 18th on a first come, first served basis and can be handed in at the office. Immanuel Promotions Committee is offering Dodgeball Mania on the 27th.  For students that wish to track their physical activity and screen time, log sheets are available in the office. Looks like a fantastic week!

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!

Survey: The Transportation and Finance committees in preparation for next year's budget process are looking into ways to cut costs to save the school money and in turn lower our parents’ tuition costs.  One of the avenues we are looking at is offering a tuition reduction to families who do not require the use of our transportation services.  If there are enough families who commit to not requiring the services of transportation and we are able to lower our costs we will pass on to the families these savings. We anticipate the possible savings depending on the amount of families who commit could be up to $1,000.00 per family.  For the families who commit and the rest of our families who cannot give up this service school there is the possibility of cost savings for a bus replacement 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: ______________________________________________________________

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.  

Jr. Basketball: League play with our local public and Catholic elementary schools is ongoing. Boys play after school on Tue. The next games are away at Summer’s Corners.  If you are able to drive, please let your coach know.  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 be decided closer to the final tournament; all players are encouraged to attend all practices!
Badminton After School: 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.

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!

London Christian High presents…. Little Women: The Broadway Musical - Come and journey with the March family, and be inspired to be “astonishing”!  Show dates are April 7th and 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at For more information, call Gabriella at 519-455-4360 ext. 231.

Jr and Sr Battle of the Books: BATTLE DAY is Apr. 20 in Woodstock! Weekly practices have started here at school.  Keep practicing your questions! Help needed: a driver on Battle Day, hopefully someone who will also supervise a team. Contact Mrs Robinson.(

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Scholastic Book Order: The April flyers were sent home this week! If you are purchasing anything, please return the order by Wednesday, April 12 with payment: cash, cheque or online.
SK Memory Work: Please continue to review your line and song for the drama. Bring in your black shirt as soon as possible, only 3 out of 10 SK students brought these in so far.
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 their 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: The Lost Son, Luke 15: 11-32. The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, Luke 15:1-10. Easter Story Eggs.
Number of the week: 6, six (What makes 6? 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: the, I, was, for.
SK Math: Number bonds
JK Math: Extending patterns and Printing numerals 1-5.

Memory work for Gr 1, 2/3 & 3/4: Wed. April 12 Because He First Loved Us
This is how we know what love is, (speak) love is
Jesus laid down His life for us
To whoever’s in need, what can we give?
(speak)We’ll give
All we can to share His love
This is how we know what love is, (speak) love is
Patient and kind to everyone
To whoever’s in need, what can we give?
(speak) We’ll give
A love that hopes and a love that trusts

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: see above ~  review verse 1 and learn verse 2

Happy 7th Birthday          
Zoe Dalm
Thursday, April 6, 2017
    “May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:15

Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, April 7
Grade 1 words will be from list 25: all, wall, call, small, tell, well, smell, will
Scholastic Book Orders: Please return any completed April Book Order forms by Friday, April 7. Thank you.
  • Library Books due tomorrow
  • To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)
  • Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
  • Black shirt with your name in it for the drama by April 3
  • April Scholastic Book Orders April 7
  • Google hot lunch form to complete at:  by April 12

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work:  see above ~  review verse 1 and learn verse 2
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, April 7: List 22
Gr 2 : boy, toy, oil, soil, other, mother, sister, boil, brother, father, rejoice, royal
Gr 3: aren’t, partner, hard, chart, farm, start, large, more, before, horse, north, morning, care, stare, warning, garden, currency
Health: We have been looking at different ways to Get Along With Others as our health unit. Students will be having an assessment on Tuesday, April 11. Study sheets were sent home today (on green paper).
Language Arts: Wow, the students have been working hard at putting their language skills to use by writing and publishing our autobiographies. Make sure that you come to hear your child share their book during our Celebration of Learning!
Creation Studies: Symbol of the week: Currency of Canada. This week, we are learning about the different symbols and people that are represented on our currency. What a rich heritage we live in!
*This Monday, April 10, students will be bringing home their Province Project Envelopes including Project Content Outline and Assessment pages. Further details will be included in package.
Scholastic Book Orders: Please return any completed Book Order forms by Friday, April 7.
  • Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
  • Library books due tomorrow
  • Connect to Grow forms (included in the report card envelope)
  • Black shirt with your name in it for the drama by April 3
  • April Scholastic Book Orders April 7
  • Google hot lunch form to complete at:  by April 12
  • Recorder for music class tomorrow!

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Memory Work: See above.
Fri. April 7 -  Spelling Dictation: Grade 3 words are: colour, odour, farmer, calendar, dollar, party, liar, after, number, better, doctor, weather, every, forty, sugar, letter, ninety
Grade 4 words are:action, fiction, mission, divide, division, attend, attention, pollute, pollution, express, expression, educate, education, music, musician, magic, magician, physician, explain, explanation
Mon. April 10 - Grade 3 Multiplication Checkup 8 - Multiplying with 8 as a factor, (eg. 7 x 8 = 56, 8 x 3 = 24).
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.
Library: Tomorrow is Library class, girls and boys! Remember to return any due books, so you can take out new books.
Scholastic Book Orders: April Book Orders are due this Friday, April 7. Thank you.
Student of the Week: This week: Makayla Zylstra. Next week: Abigail Winter
  • Connect to Grow forms (included in the Report Card envelope)
  • Black shirt with your name on it for the drama (We have 19 out of 24 so far.)
  • April Scholastic Book Orders
  • Library books due tomorrow
  • Recorders need to be brought to school for music class
  • Term 3 hot lunch money
GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Please Return Connect to Grow Forms by the end of the week.
Memory Work: Luke 15: 3-7 Due: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week.
Bible: Discipleship, Hyperboles and Saltiness!?? Questions and Journal Entry due Friday.
Reading: Chapter 11 for Literature Circles. Next role is due the Tuesday.
Spelling/Grammar: Spelling worksheet and quiz due Friday. Spelling words: rough, grudge, stunt, thumb, once, another, does, trouble, cousin, began, oxygen, copy, very, until, umpire, sudden, which, city.
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
LA: Next week chapter 11 roles (rough and good copies) are due next Tuesday. Students need to have work ready for class discussion.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Student Led Devotions - This Week:  Th- Hayden, Friday- Lucas. Next Week:  Tu- Dawson,
Memory Work: John 11:25
Thursday, March 30: Meagre Meals: Thank you to everyone who participated.  There were a lot of community people who were impressed that a large group of kids were taking part. Continue to be “the hands and feet”.
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).
Science:  ICS Science Fair Today!  

Please cut out an invitation below and share!

3rd Term Hot Lunch Payment Slip
Submit order at:  
Please have all orders submitted by: April 12th
Childs Name: ___________________ Grade: ________                                                              
Total Amount owing ________________ Money Included  ________
Money sent with - ______________   In grade _______________
Parent Signature - ___________________________________
3rd Term Hot Lunch Payment Slip
Submit order at:  
Please have all orders submitted by: April 12th
Childs Name: _____________________Grade: _______

Total Amount owing ___________ Money Included______________
Money sent with - __________  In grade ________________
Parent Signature - _________________________________
3rd Term Hot Lunch Payment Slip
Submit order at:  
Please have all orders submitted by: April 12th
Childs Name: _____________________ Grade: _______

Total Amount owing _____________ Money Included____________
Money sent with - __________  In grade ________________
Parent Signature - _________________________________
3rd Term Hot Lunch Payment Slip
Submit order at:  
Please have all orders submitted by: April 12th
Childs Name: ____________________ Grade: ________

Total Amount owing   ____________ Money Included  _________
Money sent with - __________  In grade ________________
Parent Signature - _________________________________