Wednesday, 24 May 2017

May 24th Journal, 2017


Wednesday, May 24th, 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   26th - Gr 7&8 swim test & canoe trip training at YMCA 10:00am
          28th - ICS @ Aylmer Full Gospel 10am
          31st - District Track & Field in Strathroy (ICS closed)
June     1st - District Track & Field rain date
           2nd - ICS band at Canada’s Wonderland Music Festival
            7th - Chapel Gr 5/6
            8th - JK/SK field trip to Clovermead 9:30-3:00pm
         8-9th - Gr. 7/8 Canoe trip (Brantford)
          13th - School spirit day Canada Day
                     Gr. 5/6 field trip to Ontario Science Centre
           14th - Chapel
           15th - PA Day - Report card writing
           16th - SK-Gr 4 field trip to African Lion Safari
                     FFFN 5-7pm
           20th - Hot lunch - Pizza day
           21st - Awards Chapel
                     Gr 8 students early dismissal at 12:05pm
                     Graduation 7:30pm
          22nd - Last day of school!
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:
Time flies towards the end of the school year! We aim to keep on learning right up until the last day (really, God has made us to learn, and not just during the school day either!). We do change up the pace in June, with the district Track and Field event and with class field trips, for example. There are some impacts to all parents from those days, please see the separate announcements below. We look forward to finishing this year strong, having learned more of what it is to “Come follow Jesus” in all areas of our lives!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Nathan & Valerie Bokma and Jake & Lisa Boldt.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 1 teacher teacher Ms. Pieters.

G.I.F.T hours: How are your hours coming along? ICS is dependant on parent involvement; not only is it essential to operate the school, it also builds Christian community among students, parents, staff and supporters. You can count hours up until the end of June, but we need to have the sheets handed in by May 31st in order to get the tuition invoices out. Families not completing GIFTS hours should expect that they would share financially in the support of ICS by paying the set premium fee (currently $200).
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Next order will be sent out on May 31st. The gifts cards we have instock will be available throughout the summer from Annette Dykxhoorn (519)860-6332, Janina Dykxhoorn (519)709-6620, Clovermead or Roszell’s, however we will not be placing our monthly orders.  Please purchase any cards needed for the summer in June’s monthly order form. Clovermead Adventure Farm passes are available through Annette Dykxhoorn, Janina Dykxhoorn, or from Roszell’s.  Save the tax and help the school, we get 100% profit from the sale of the passes.
Meat & Baked Goods: Due tomorrow May 25th with pickup on June 16th from 2:30-4pm.

We are still seeking 2+ new ICS families for 2017-2018!
  • 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.

District Track and Field: With 50 ICS students competing and many siblings cheering, ICS is closed on May 31. Permission forms went home on Tuesday, and we will run a bus to Strathroy and back for students who sign up. If your child is participating at District Track and Field and you are able to help at the ICS Food Booth - we would love you to sign up for a time slot.  If you child’s event is during your time, you are absolutely free to watch and cheer.  This food booth usually raises $1000 for our school, so we could really use your help. Contact the office to volunteer or signup online at:

*Special Event/Field Trip Bus Cancellations:
  • ICS will be at District Track & Field: 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 8:00am, End of Forest & Elm at 8:04am, Lyons at 8:15am, Andre Kroondyk home at 47000 Wilson Line at 8:25am, Belmont arena 8:28am and Manning Drive 8:30am.
  • ICS will be at District Track & Field: Debbie Atkinson’s bus will leave ICS at 7:25am sharp for Strathroy and return to ICS at approximately 4:30pm.
  • 7/8 to Canada’s Wonderland, Fri Jun 2. Doug Walters’ afternoon route is cancelled.
Yearbook Advertising: You still have a chance 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.

2nd Annual ICS Camping Weekend!  If you still wish to sign up in the group area contact See you in August!!!


LIBRARY NEWS: ( At the end of each year we take inventory of our collection to make sure everything is accounted for and in order. To facilitate this process, the library will close, and all library materials is due to be returned June 8. Please help by finding their books with your child(ren) and sending them to school. Special arrangements may be made for students still reading to reach their AR goal.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Since many hands make the job go faster, we’d appreciate any help you can give - a couple hours or a part of a day. Inventory days are Mon., June 12 (9-12), Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, June 15 (9-3:30). Let Mrs R know or just pop into the library to help.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Happy Birthday to Tristan Bergen (May 26) who is turning 6 years old! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
Field Trips: Wow! I am amazed at the desire in parental involvement for field trips. I haven’t announced them in the journals prior and my parent volunteer lists are almost full! Thank you!
Thursday, June 8 is the Clovermead trip for both JK and SK. Friday, June 16 is the African Lion Safari trip for SK-Gr.4 students only. One more volunteer for each trip is still needed, please e-mail me if you are interested.
However, families with young kids at home are welcome to pay their own way, meet us there and tag along with your child’s group for the day.
Library: Please return your books each Monday with your library bag.
Bible: Walking on Water, Matthew 14:22-33,
Number of the week: 6, six (What makes 6? 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 5 students who have already mastered ALL of their baseball words! We will continue to review these throughout the month.
SK Math: Subtraction.
JK Math: Ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Thursday, June 1
The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Psalm 24:1-2
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, May 26
Grade 1 will review the words they have learned this year
Scholastic Book Order: The final scholastic book order was sent home today. If you are purchasing anything from the June book order, please return the order by June 2 with payment: cash, cheque or online. Thank-you.
Track and Field: Congratulations to all the students who participated so well at our track and Field meet last Friday. Thank you also to all of our helpers.
Here are the students who had the Top Results for Grade 1 Girls and Boys:
  • Long Jump: Elaina Kroondyk, Bentley Milmine
  • High Jump: Eleanor Saarloos, Dennis Fehr
  • Ball Throw: Zoe Dalm, Roenan Hiebert
  • 50 m: Elaina Kroondyk, Dennis Fehr
  • Standing Jump: Jolene Bierman, Bentley Milmine
Remember: Library Books due tomorrow, To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Thank you all for the thoughtful words, cards, gifts, and birthday wishes!
Great work to all of the grade 2/3s at Track and Field! You put forth your best effort and competed well!
Memory Work: for Thursday, June 1
Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant,
you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
Genesis 17: 9
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, May 26: List 27
Gr 2 : birthday, people, present, candle, cake, children, gifts, party, game, bring
Gr 3:  useful, quietly, slowly, careful, careless, quickly, useless, worthless, fearful, fearless, joyful, smarter, fastest, funniest, happiest
Math: As our time unit comes to a close, we transition into a short graphing unit. We will be working on understanding tally charts, pictographs, and bar graphs. Students will be reminded to label their work neatly and record results accurately!
Creation Studies: Our animal unit has begun! We will be focusing in on God’s design of insects. We seek to answer the question: How do insects protect God’s world? Students will finish the unit by designing their own insect to help protect God’s world. Please stay tuned for more information in weeks to come!
Bible: We are wrapping up our study of Abraham. We have seen God fulfill many promises and have learned many life lessons from Abraham, We will have a unit quiz on Tuesday, May 30. (Purple review sheets came home today!)  
Library: Library class tomorrow. Remember to return your books!

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Friday,  May 26,  Spelling - Unit 28
Grade 3 words are: brother, mother, another, field, friend, heard, early, friendly, head, near, year, shield, eat, measure, break, squirrel, yield
Grade 4 words are: hopeless, careless, homeless, tireless, hopeful, fearful, cheerful, careful, graceful, happily, friendly, angrily, swiftly, suddenly, darkness, goodness, sadness, kindness, heavenly, fruitful
Thursday, June 1: Memory Work: Genesis 17:8 (NIV)
“The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
Fri. May 26: Grammar Quiz: Rules 10 - 16. Refer to your in-class duotang notes girls and boys.
Tues. May 30: Science Test: Birds - Students should review their in-class notes and refer to their Study Guide page which they will be bringing home on Thursday, May 25.
Student of the Week: This week’s Students of the Week are: Jaywynn Loewen, Allyson Mantel, Connor Mantel.
Next Week: Michael Penner, Dylan Rempel, Eden Shelton
Remember: Library Books due tomorrow.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: Luke 19:37-40, Due next week by Monday.
LA/Reading: Grammar due Thursday.
Spelling/Grammar: Grammar quiz Friday, May 26
Math: All unit work and corrections due by this Thursday.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Memory Work: Ephesians 6:11-16
History/LA:  Outlines due: Fri. May 26th.
                     Rough Draft: Th. June 1st.
Grammar:       Verb Quiz: Tu. May 30th.
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: More details are on the 7/8 Wikispaces page, including canoe groups and the prep task! This Friday May 26 is our swim test. We depart for the YMCA at 9:30 am, returning at 11:30. 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 - they saw Mr Cameron’s example on Monday