Wednesday, 10 May 2017

May 10th Journal 2017


Wednesday, May 10th, 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.
May   13th -Town of Aylmer 150th Festivities & Parade 11:00am
          14th - ICS @ Aylmer CRC 10am
          15th - PA day MAP review (no classes)
          16th - Track & Field (Note Tuesday date), Hot lunch - Pizza
          17th - Chapel
          18th - Track & Field rain date
          20th - ICS Golf tournament @ Pine Knot
          22nd - Victoria Day - school closed
          24th - Chapel Gr 3/4
          28th - ICS @ Aylmer Full Gospel 10am
          31st - District Track & Field in  Strathroy (ICS closed)
June     1st - District Track & Field raindate
           2nd - ICS band at Canada’s Wonderland Music Festival
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:
You are invited to the biannual Membership Meeting tonight at 7pm here at the school.  Amidst busy schedules, if we aren’t a staff or board member, we can sometimes undervalue the twice-yearly meetings. Why go? Well, as I follow the debates on school closures in our local area, I’m reminded by how different our governance is from our public system. We believe parents should have a real part in their child’s education, celebrating and encouraging the classroom work, and also actively participating in the overall Christian vision and mission of the school. As a member of the school society, we rely on you to actively affirm the new board members, to approve our operating budget for next year, and to share your talents and wisdom with (or on) the board. We believe that in establishing God’s kingdom (yes, even through this school), good governance is essential. We also welcome the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools Director of Learning, Justin Cook, as he lets us know about the exciting things going on in Christian learning throughout our family of schools. Hope to see you there!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Jake & Tina Banman and Paul & Danielle Bierman.  
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our bus drivers, Rita Tesselaar, Debbie Atkinson and Doug & Ann Walters.

Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Orders are due tomorrow May 11th with pickup the 18th.
Meat & Baked Goods: Due on May 25th with pickup on June 15th from 2:30-4pm.
For sale:The Breakfast program has 1 container of MacMillans oatmeal chip cookie dough (2.7lbs) & 1 container of banana chocolate chip muffin mix (2L) for $15 each or $30 for both. Let the office know if you would like to purchase one or both.
Lost & Found: We have lots of items! We recommend making sure a last name is written in clothing so we can help with reunions! Please ask your children to check the lost & found. The remaining items will be dropped off at the thrift store after the Membership meeting tonight.

Christian Education Sundays: We look forward to making an appearance in a few churches every year!
Sunday, May 14th at Aylmer CRC @ 10am. Our participation includes a responsive reading, gr5/6 students leading a ukulele worship chorus, , a video showcase of “Why Christian Education”, and an art display.
Sunday, May 28th at Aylmer Full Gospel
We are still seeking 3+ new ICS families for 2017-2018! I have had many family interviews over the past few weeks, but no enrolments yet… Pray… Spread the word… offer a no-obligation tour!
  • 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 Christian School 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.

Yearbook Advertising: We are very thankful for the business sponsors who help to make this project possible, and look forward to continuing assistance this year. If you would like to advertise your business in our yearbook, please contact the office. Ad costs: Business Card $40, 1/4 page $60, 1/2 page $100, Full page $160 and inside cover is $300.

TONIGHT 7PM - We look forward to spending time together at the Spring Membership Meeting tonight at the school.  One representative from every school family present at this biannual meeting allows us to function effectively as a non-profit organization.  Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

File:Bazooka gum.jpg - Wikimedia CommonsOur annual Hat & Gum day raised $665 for EduDeo! Wow! A big Thank you to our Education Committee, staff and parent volunteers. One student said, "This was the best spirit day yet!"

Transportation Note for all High School Students:  Since ICS has no school on Monday May, 15th, 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.

Bookkeeper announcement: The Finance Committee is pleased to announce that Mrs Jane Schalk will be our new bookkeeper, taking over from Teresa starting on 19 June. Jane comes to us with experience in bookkeeping at Destination CRC and St Thomas Community Christian School, and we are thrilled to have her working for us part-time. We wish to thank all the candidates who applied - during the interviews, we had many excellent conversations as we sought what we felt was the best match for ICS. We will thank Teresa for her 17 years of work as our bookkeeper at the Graduation ceremonies.

2nd Annual ICS Camping Weekend! Group of sites are being held for us until today, May 10.  If you still plan on going please book asap if you wish to be within the school group area.  Check out the link for all the details about the park and contact information for booking your site. Please contact Cliff Janssens at 519-276-1883 or if you have any questions. See you in August!!!

Raise to Praise Campaign: $71,235.00!   As a school community we are so grateful for the love and support shown to the cause of Christian Education through this Campaign.   There are many hands and minds and hearts that go into creating and implementing a campaign and for every one of you who participated and gave of your time and gifts…we thank you!  Most of all we want to thank and praise God for the blessings he has bestowed on His people so that we can provide a Christ centered education for our children now and for many years to come!   On behalf of the ICS community….Thank you!
winning-logo.jpgSchool, Bus - Free images on PixabayBirthday Bus: In celebration of Canada 150, the ICS Promotions committee will be joining with the town of Aylmer festivities. We will have a decorated school bus in the Aylmer Parade this Saturday.  Meet us at 10:15am at ICS, dressed in your red & white and help us fill the Birthday bus! We also have a request from the Town of Aylmer for senior students to help carry provincial flags, and for “flowers” our grade 2 or 3 girls (costumes provided). Let the office know if you’re available. Come on out! Freezies will be enjoyed afterwards at the school.

Golf - Free images on Pixabay2017 ANNUAL ICS GOLF TOURNAMENT Committee is still looking for a photographer for the tourney on May 20th. After taking photos they will need to be able to put together a slide show. Can you help? Let the office know.

Senior Badminton: Our team competed at LDCSS this past Saturday. The competition was tough, but everyone put forth their best effort and we had some great results. Thank you to the students (and parents) who participated in senior badminton this year!

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2017….It's that time of year again! A block of rooms has been reserved during the annual Fall Teacher Conference days for our Christian schools. Discounted rates are available for the dates of Oct. 26 & 27, 2017.   Room rates start at $179.99/night. Our group booking code is: 1710CHRI_001.  To book your room go to: or call: 1-866-949-9653.  Booking deadline is Sept. 26, so reserve early to avoid disappointment!  For further information, please ONLY contact Tammy Veld - or call/text:  905.745.5609


MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing is finishing this week. Please avoid absences over this period, as each child gets to demonstrate their growth in learning over the school year! We will share results with you in June.

Track and Field. Come on out to cheer on our students! We still have some volunteer spots available as well.
Please click on the “Volunteer” button on our webpage to go the the Track & Field sign up. Opening prayer will be at the EESS track at 8:50 am, with running events happening first, and field events in the ICS playground afterwards. Schedules will be posted on the school doors for exact event times during the day.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Scholastic Order: If you are purchasing, please return by this Friday, May 12 with payment: cash, cheque or online.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Curing a Leper, Mark 1:40-45. Healing a Man Born Blind, John 9.
Number of the week: 7, seven (What makes 7? Can we spell it? Can we make it rhyme?)
We now know: the whole alphabet! Continue to review letter names and sounds at home.
SK baseball sight words: Congratulations to all of my hard working SK students, and 4 students who have already mastered ALL of their baseball words! We will continue to review these throughout the month.
SK Math: Introduction to subtraction.
JK Math: Introduction to ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Wed. May 17
Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty - he is the King of glory.
Psalm 24:7-10
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, May 12
Grade 1 words will be from list 29: saw, paw, law, lawn, fawn, then, this, what
Math: The students are learning to tell time to the hour and half passed the hour. They are also learning to recognize when the time is a little before or after the hour as well as if it is a little before or after half past the hour.
Free vector graphic: Clock, Wood, Time, Hour, Minute - Free Image ...Free photo Clock Alarm Clock Bells Retro Clock Face Analog - Max Pixel

a little after 4:00                                                  a little after 2:30
Scholastic Order: If you are purchasing anything from the May book order, please return the order by May 12 with payment: cash, cheque or online. Thank-you.
Sports Ball Sight Words: The students are showing good progress in recognizing the sight words on the various sports ball sight word lists. Many students are getting close to finishing all eleven lists. Congratulations to those students who have finished.
Remember: Library Books due tomorrow, To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for Wednesday, May 17
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Genesis 17:7(NIV)
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, May 12: Review List
Gr 2 : your, side, saw, they, oil, mother, think, these, each, mean, said, stopped
Gr 3:  word, were, jury, wear, aren’t, caught, wonderful, odour, calendar, weather, forty, happily, happiness, watch, stare, through, threw
Math: We have begun to study time. By the end of the unit, students should be able to tell time to the nearest minute and read the time on digital and analogue clocks in various ways. How can you help your child? Have them practice reading the clocks in your house. Have them practice reading the time in different ways (4:30, half past four, 30 minutes to 5, etc.)
Creation Studies: The symbol for this week: The RCMP. Throughout our unit, we have talked about so many great symbols of our country. We looked at those made by man and those made by God. We marvelled at the many differences around and yet the unity that we feel as one country. Students will be reviewing the information they have learned this week and have brought home a Review Sheet (purple sheet). Students are encouraged to study the information on the review sheet in preparation for their upcoming quiz.
Canadian Symbols quiz will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Accelerated Reader: AR Reports were sent home with your child today. Keep a steady reading pace towards achieving your Third Term goals in June, girls and boys!
Library: Library class tomorrow. Remember to return your books!
Remember:Library Books due tomorrow, Study review sheet for Creation studies quiz on May 17, May Book Orders for Scholastics due Fri. May 12

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Owen Banman a very Happy Birthday. Owen will be turning ten years old on Monday, May 15. Happy Birthday, Owen! May God richly bless you in your new year of life!
Jr. Boys Basketball Lunch:  Pizza lunch: Friday, May 12 in Mr. Bierman’s room.
Friday, May 12, Spelling - Review List.(Units 20-27)
Grade 3 words are: cereal, guard, were, nurse, jury, aren’t, large, before, warning, fault, once, wonderful, calendar, sugar, happier, neighbour, quickly
Grade 4 words are: voice, choice, noise, amount, pharmacy, traffic, physical, thought, daughter, taught, wrist, doubt, knelt, mission, physician, piano, pulley, ceiling, straight, dairy
Scholastic Book Order: Please return any Book Orders to school by Fri. May 12 with payment. Thank you.
Math: Thursday, May 11, Grade 3 Math Check-up Quiz on  multiplying with 9, (Example: 9 x 7 = 63, and 0 x 9 = 0)
Grade 4 Math Quiz: Multiplication of Decimals - Multiplying tenths or hundredths by a 1-digit whole number.
Example: (5.86 x 4 = 23.44, and 24.57 x 9 = 221.13)
Creation Studies: God made such a variety of birds! Featured below, are some interesting and colourful facts drawn from our Grades 3 and 4  Bird Projects.
Promise -  Cassin’s Kingbirds have amazing eyesight so they can see insects in the air.
Madyson - Flamingos eat with their heads upside-down.
Owen B. - Ostriches can sprint at over 70 km/hour covering up to 5 m in a single stride.
Avery - Male Fairy Blue Wrens are known for plucking flower petals.
Rhode - The Secretary Bird eats poisonous snakes.
Luke - Peregrine Falcons will pluck all the feathers off their prey before eating it.
Gavin - A Red Tailed Hawk can see mice and rats 100 feet from the ground. It is also known as the Chicken Hawk.
Kahlen - The Red Shouldered Hawk is very clever. It makes its enemy its friend to protect the eggs and young.
Delilah - The Mandarin Duck is known as the most beautiful duck in the world.
Josiah - Crowned-Hawk Eagles are so nasty, they have no predators. They kill and eat animals up to 6 times their size.
Aryanna - American Avocets will dive-bomb predators when their eggs or nestlings are in danger.
Gloria - Eastern Bluebirds face competition with sparrows and starlings for nesting spaces.
Jaywynn - People are the predators of Spectacled Owls because they cut down trees and that is their habitat.
Allyson - Great Horned Owls actually have no horns. They have tufts of  feathers that sit on top of their heads.
Connor - Bald Eagles eggs are white and they are the size of baseballs.
Michael - When trained, Robins can imitate the sounds of other birds.
Dylan - The male Peregrine Falcon passes prey it has caught to the female, in mid-air.
Eden - Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards.
Phoebe - The Rainbow Lorikeet eats all of its food upside down.
Owen V. - Bald Eagles mate for life. So if one dies, the other will stay alone and not find another mate.
Matthew - The Black Capped Chickadee lays 6 to 8 white eggs with brown spots in stumps and holes in trees.
Marcus - Humans use Falcons for hunting.
Abigail - Emperor Penguins can dive for up to twenty minutes.
Makayla - The bright, orange beak of the Toco Toucan is almost as big as its body.
*We are looking forward to our Project Share Class on Friday, May 12! Students will leave their Projects at school temporarily for display but will be bringing home their Project  assessment page in an envelope this Friday.
Wed. May 17: Memory Work: 1 Peter 2:12 (NIV) Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
Accelerated Reader: AR Reports were sent home with your child today. Keep a steady reading pace towards achieving your Third Term goals in June, girls and boys!
Student of the Week: This week’s Students of the Week are: Gavin Hibbert, Kahlen Hiebert, Delilah Krahn.
Next week: Josiah Kroondyk, Aryanna Lockyer and Gloria Loewen
Remember: Library Books due tomorrow
  • May Book Orders for Scholastics due Fri. May 12

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Jr. Boys Basketball Lunch:  Pizza lunch: Friday, May 12 in Mr. Bierman’s room.
Memory Work: - Your choice (4 verse minimum) Due this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. (continued)
Bible: Making parables with picture stories.
LA/Reading: Literature Circles are all done!
Spelling/Grammar: Quiz this Friday - afraid, explain, payment, sleigh, laid, raise, straight, freight, height, they, favourite, April, able, radio, station, relation, daybreak, trace. Worksheets due Thursday.
Creation Studies: Electricity/Electronic Circuit Worksheet due: Friday, May 12.
Math: pg 320 -323 #1-5, 8; Gr 5 & 6 in Workbooks Ex 1&2 pgs 161-164
Volunteers: We would like to go to Steen Park on Friday, May 12th from 1:00-2:15 for some nature appreciation/exploration. We need 2 parent volunteers to join us.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Student Led Devotions - This Week: Th- Alyssa, Fri- Braden
Memory Work: 2 Corinthians 4:18 plus 2 of the following:  
-Isaiah 26:3, John 14:27, John 16:33, Matthew 5:9, Philippians 4:6-7, Psalm 4:8, II Thessalonians 3:16...Tues. May 16th
History:  Complete research/note taking for Middle Ages research paper:  Fri. May 19th. Outlines due: Wed. May 24th.
Math:  Gauss math contest on Wed. May 10th.
Music:  BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL - every Monday and Wednesday! We are preparing for the Music Festival at Canada’s Wonderland on June 2!  Permission forms for Canada’s Wonderland went home today.
June 8th-9th Canoe Trip Training: Our training session is on Friday May 26. For the swim test, we depart for the YMCA at 9:30 am, returning at 11:30. With or without a lifejacket, all students need to complete: a rolling entry (backwards or forward) into deep water, tread water for 1 minute, swim 50m continuously any stroke. To pass a gear check that day, students must bring in the “canoe bag” that they plan to bring with them on the water, including a set of dry clothes in a waterproof bag, rain gear, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
French: Test next Wednesday May 17th on the pass√© compos√© with verbs ending in ‘ir”