Wednesday, 7 June 2017

June 7th Journal, 2017


Wednesday, June 7th, 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.
June     8th - JK/SK field trip to Clovermead 9:45-3:00pm
                     LDCSS 7-9pm Celebration of Learning
         8-9th - Gr. 7/8 Canoe trip
           13th - School spirit day Canada Day
           15th - PA Day - Report card writing (Study day at LDCSS no classes)
           16th - SK-Gr 4 field trip to African Lion Safari
                     Meat and Baked Goods pickup 2:30-4 p.m. (new date)
                     FFFN 5-7pm
                     (Exam day at LDCSS)
             19th -(Study day at LDCSS no classes)
          20th - Hot Lunch - Pizza
                     (Last exam day at LDCSS)
           21st - School Awards Chapel 8:50am at Aylmer CRC
                     7:30 Graduation Aylmer CRC
          22nd - Last day of school (JK & Gr.1-7)
          24th - Retirement Open House for Jerry Roukema 2-4pm at LDCSS
          28th - LDCSS Graduation
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:
Wow, we were pleased and surprised to learn that our students had placed first at the District Track and Field day last Wednesday! We looked at the banners in the gym, and we could locate several champions a while ago in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, and 1988. We were runners-up in 2000 and 2012. The District Track Competition can be a challenging one if your children are not selected for an event, and we appreciated the parents who came out to help anyways! Our team is about 50 strong, and with a significant number of siblings present to spectate, a large portion of our school is involved. The day is also a social one, with connections amongst our family of schools being renewed and strengthened. May we give our Lord the glory in our sports, in our hard work and in the type of community we are building!
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In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Dan & Janina Dykxhoorn and Ryan & Annette Dykxhoorn.
Let us also remember Elaina Kroondyk (1) who suffered a broken arm over the weekend, as well as Uri Dalm (6) who had a bicycle accident Monday evening resulting in 15 stitches required for the heel of his foot. We pray for speedy healing, comfort and strength through the days of recuperation for both.
The Lockyer family would like to thanks all those who have been praying for her father. He is doing better and now back at the nursing home.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 3/4 teacher Ms. Buma.
Praying for families considering ICS: We need two more families to make our 2017/2018 budget. We are still looking for more JK students, and we have room in other grades too. Foundation bursary is possible. Who is God leading to Immanuel?

Missing: A black & blue Hurley baseball hat with the name Bentley embroidered on it. Please return to the office if found.
G.I.F.T hours: We have most forms in. Thank-you for your many hours of service in support of learning at ICS! For any overdue forms, we will add the premium (currently $200) onto next year’s tuition invoices.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Due June 8 with pick up on Wednesday June 14th.  The cards we have in stock 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  you need for the summer with June’s order form. Clovermead Adventure Farm passes are also available through Annette & Janina, or from Roszell’s. Save the tax and help the school, we get 100% profit from the sale of the passes.
Meat & Baked Goods: Pickup changed to June 16th from 2:30-4pm. Coolers with names are recommended.
School Spirit Wear: Do you need to order some spirit wear for next year? We will be putting in one last order before the end of the school year. Check out our wikispace page to see whats available. Print the order form and send it into the office!
Field Trip Bus Cancellations:
  • Tue Jun 13 - 5/6 to Ontario Science Centre. Debbie Atkinson’s route will be cancelled that afternoon.
  • Fri Jun 16. SK-4 to African Lion Safari. Two buses, both Doug and Ann driving, Doug’s and Ann’s afternoon routes are cancelled.

Busing 2017-18: The Transportation Committee will be working on the bus schedules for the 2017/18 school year over the summer. We need to know of any address changes that you may have. Also please let us know if you require busing for you high school students next year so we can arrange them on our routes. Please email of any necessary changes that need to be made. Thanks

From the Finance Committee: Your 2017/2018 Tuition Commitment form is attached to today's Journal. Please review and return one signed copy of the form to the school by June 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper at Thank you.

2017/2018 Custodial Assistant Sought! Our current assistant, Mrs Justina Bergen, is finding that she’s getting too busy to be a reliable help for our custodian, Mrs Angie Bergen, and she’s looking to pass that job on. The job involves helping to clean the Green Wing on weekdays (about an hour daily after school) and 4-5 hours on Fridays or Saturdays for a total of 7-10 hours weekly. Summer hours are flexible, focussed in July on the major school cleaning. Applicants need to be 16 or over, able to work independently and in a small team, with a current police check. Resumes or expressions of interest should be forwarded to Mr Cameron by Friday Jun 16.

Diploma, Graduation, ContractGRADUATION:  It is tradition at ICS that the Grade 7 parents help the Auxiliary to prepare, serve and clean up the graduation dinner for the Grade 8's, their parents and the staff, as well as the strawberry social.  Both parents (or other adult members representing your family) are expected to help.  Please email the school office to sign up for a time slot that works for you or visit our online signup at
First come, first served!  And remember, next year will be your turn to be served.
Wednesday, June 21st
                    4-6pm (prep/serving) - 5 people
6-8 p.m (dishes/cleanup) -  4 people
                    Serving strawberries and icecream after grad ceremony -  4 people

Camera » drawings » SketchPortPhotos for sale: The promotions committee will be selling the current 11x14 photos that are displayed in the hallway by the gym. To cover the costs of printing for the next year, we are asking $10 per photo. These photos make great keepsakes. Stop by and take a look. First come, first served!

Poster.jpgFFFN: The last Friday Family Fun Night of the school year is Fri Jun 16 5-7pm in the ICS backyard!  Join us for a Summer BBQ of sausages and hotdogs, fresh salads, drinks and desserts.  Adults $8, Children (10+under) $5 with all proceeds back to Immanuel Christian School. Grades SK-4 Parents - how about meeting at the school for the FFFN dinner with the family and grandparents when you pick up your children after their field trip?  The timing will be perfect, and you can share a meal and hear all about their day :) Last opportunity to share in the fun of a Friday Family Fun Night!  Sign up here!

Church Builder GIC: Kindred Credit Union offers a unique investment each summer. Members invest in a GIC that earns a competitive interest rate and, in return, Kindred donates 0.25% bonus interest to the church or church based organization of their choice. A sample of the Church Builder flyer has been attached.


RETURN LIBRARY MATERIALS: Parents, refer to the email sent last Monday for the list of items that need to be back, as the LIBRARY IS CLOSED AS OF JUNE 8. It is really important to have all books back, so we can make good progress during our inventory sessions. Students should bring books from home for classroom silent reading periods.
AR READING: Students reading to reach their goals may make special arrangements with Mrs R.
If there are still books/materials outstanding, parents will be updated by regular emails.  
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: INVENTORY WEEK: Helpers welcome, for a couple hours or a part of a day: Mon., June 12 (9-12), Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, June 16 (9-3:30). Let Mrs R know or just pop into the library to help.

SK-4 Field Trip: Friday, June 16 is the African Lion Safari Field Trip for SK-Gr.4 students. Thank you to ALL the parent volunteers!
SK: Mrs. A. Bergen, Mrs. V. Bokma and Mrs. L. Bergen
1: Mrs. S. Wall, Mrs. R. Fehr, Mrs. C. Manning and Mrs. D. Bierman
2/3: Mrs. C. Vis, Mrs. C. Rempel, Mrs. M. Voth, Mrs. A. Krahn and Mr. C. Janssens
3/4: Mrs. K. Lockyer, Mrs. R. Allison, Mrs. S. Loewen, Mr. J. Penner and Mr. K. Sinke
Parents not selected are welcome to pay their own way, meet us there, and join your child’s group for the day.
Please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible if you are planning to meet us at the Safari. This will help us in preparing student groups. More details will be included in next week’s Journal.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Field Trips:
Thursday, June 8 is the Clovermead trip for both JK and SK  
(Mrs. L. Loewen, Mr. J. Milmine, Mrs. S. Loewen, Mrs. J. Versnick, Mrs. C. Bakker and Mrs. C. Wells)
Please be at school and ready to board the bus for 9:45am sharp. We will leave Clovermead at 3:00pm.
**Please bring your lunch (Beestro Café will not be open ) and a hat**
Families with young children 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
Bible: Sower, Luke 8:4-15
Number of the week: 15, fifteen (What makes 15? Can we spell it? Can we make it rhyme?)
SK baseball sight words: Congratulations to all of my hard working SK students, and most students who have mastered ALL of their baseball words! I am so very proud of you.
SK Math: Subtraction and addition stories..
JK Math: Ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.

Grades 1-4 Memory Work:
“I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin, v 1 and chorus
Light unto the world
Light unto my life
I will live for you alone
You're the one I seek
Knowing I will find
All I need in you alone, in you alone

In you there's life everlasting
In you there's freedom for my soul
In you there's joy, unending joy
And I will follow

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Wednesday, June 7 - see above!
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, June 9
Grade 1 will review the words they have learned this year
Library: Remember to return your books!
Remember: Practice reading your Sports Ball sight word page(s)
Field Trip:  See note above

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for Wednesday, June 14 - see above!
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, June 9: List 29
Gr 2 : they, their, many, any, anything, than, because, know, water, very, which, when
Gr 3: war, soup, their, there, night, knight, right, write, weight, wait, piece, peace, hour, our, wrote, mail, male
Creation Studies:  Students brought home the “Invent a Bug” information letter on Monday (green letter). Remember to send the materials along to school on Friday, June 9. Our invented insects will be on display after Wednesday, June 14.
Bible: We have continued the story of Abraham and Isaac. God continues to show His faithfulness through ordinary people of the Old Testament.
AR:  All goals due on Wednesday, June 14! Many students have already achieved their goals.
Library Books: Bring your ICS books back to school girls and boys! Bring books from home for Daily 5.
Field Trip:  See note above

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Friday,  June 9,  Spelling - Unit 30
Grade 3 words are: air, against, all right, until, presents, beautiful, favourite, clothes, people, vacation, remember, already, hospital, minute, straight, sibling, photocopy
Grade 4 words are: multiply, imagination, favourite, computer, citizenship, invisible, undercover, enjoyment, discussion, America, unusual, example, melody, temperature, understanding, experiment, explanation, oxygen, superfluous, superficial
Fri. June 9 - Bible Test - Abraham - Read over your classroom notes, girls and boys. Study Guides were sent home today.
Wed. June 14 - Memory Work: For Wednesday, June 14. (See above)
Student of the Week: This week’s Students of the Week are: Phoebe, Owen V. Matthew
Next Week: Marcus, Abigail, Makayla
Accelerated Reader: All goals are due on Wed. June 14. Many students have already achieved their goals. Well done! AR Reports were sent home with your child today.
Library Books: Bring your ICS books back to school girls and boys! Bring books from home for early morning reading.
Field Trip: See note above.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: Matthew 21:23-27
Bible: Chapel prep.
LA/Reading: Calling all Editors (Google Classroom assignment).  AR goals due by next week.
Spelling/Grammar: Well done on last week’s spelling quiz!! Grammar worksheets on adjectives are due Friday.
Math: Grade 5: Grey workbook up to page 15 by Friday. Grade 6 workbook up to page 142-160 by Friday.
Ontario Science Centre Field trip information for parent volunteers have been sent home. Trip is next Tuesday, June 13!
Potluck (date change) on Friday, June 16th - Bring food for a picnic! Please join us :) See wiki for jobs.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Music: The Grade 7/8 band had a good time at Canada’s Wonderland.  Great job!!  Thanks to Mr Walters for driving the bus and thank you to Mr Paul Bierman, Mrs Tina Banman and Mrs Susie Guenther for joining us.
Computers/Maths: Completed media usage data collection due: Monday, June 12
History/LA:  *Final copies:, Tuesday, June 13.
AR: Goals are due Tuesday, June 13.
Library: Bring your ICS books back to school: Thursday, June 8.
Science:  Heat review package due: Friday, June 16.
June 8th-9th Canoe Trip. We depart tomorrow! Please see the Wikispaces page for links to the trip details.
Art: Written research slides corrected, complete, and added onto classroom assignment by Friday, June 9. Be sure you have needed supplies for next Monday. Talk to me if you need help with this.