Thursday, 1 June 2017

May 31st Journal, 2017


Wednesday, May 31st, 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    2nd - ICS band at Canada’s Wonderland Music Festival
            7th - Chapel Gr 5/6 & Gr 7/8 Band concert at 9:30am
            8th - JK/SK field trip to Clovermead 9:30-3:00pm
         8-9th - Gr. 7/8 Canoe trip
           13th - School spirit day Canada Day
           15th - PA Day - Report card writing
           16th - SK-Gr 4 field trip to African Lion Safari
                     Meat and Baked Goods pickup 2:30-4 p.m. (date is changed)
                     FFFN 5-7pm
           20th - Hot Lunch - Pizza
           21st - School Awards Chapel; 7:30 Graduation
          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:
In Monday’s staff devotions, we talked about seeking to develop stamina amongst our students. The development of stamina, pursuing a task diligently even if it’s hard, is an explicit part of our Daily 5 approach to literacy development in our classrooms. Stamina is also something we especially need as we approach the end of the school year, and stamina is very different from “just making it”. Stamina is part of our call as a Christian school in “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Col 3:23). And, in His grace, our Lord provides daily strength and wisdom to our teachers, students and parents - may our trust be in Him as we finish this year well!
In Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Praying for our parents: Please join us as we pray for Keith and Amanda Cameron & Henry and Jacqi Dalm.
Please continue to remember the Lockyer family in your prayers as Keli-lyn’s father has now been admitted to the hospital.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Grade 2/3 teacher Ms. Loewen.

G.I.F.T hours: Your gift hours forms are now due.  You can still count hours up until the end of June, but we need to have the sheets handed in asap 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). We will call anyone missing a form once, after which we will need to add the premium onto next year’s tuition invoices.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (T.R.I.P): Trip orders are attached, due June 8 with pick up on Wednesday June 14th. The gifts cards we have instock will be available throughout the summer from Annette Dykxhoorn (519)860-6332 and 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 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.
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.

Field Trip: Grades 1-4 are currently accepting names for parent volunteers for our end of the year trip to African Lion Safari on Friday, June 16! We understand that there will be many volunteers. We plan to enter all the names of volunteers into a draw. Names will be picked on Tuesday, June 6. All selected volunteers will be printed in the June 7th journal!

Field Trip Bus Cancellations:
  • Fri Jun 2 - 7/8 band to Canada’s Wonderland. Doug’s afternoon route is cancelled.
  • 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.

File:DcvfThank-you-1.jpg - Wikimedia CommonsThe ICS Golf Tournament: Thank you to the Golf Tournament Committee for your fantastic work in a most successful golf tournament, building relationships, having fun and raising funds for our school!

Congratulations to our Winning Team with a score of 62 (9 under Par): Chris VanGeffen, Steve VanGeffen, Mike Jamieson and Justin Jamieson. Congratulations to our Winning Mixed Team with a score of 64 (7 under Par): Dick Haayema, Ann Haayema, Tony Haayema and Rick Haayema.
Congratulations to the Winners of our Contest Holes!
Hole #1 Closest to the Object: Nathan Saarloos
Hole #3 Closest to the Pin: Lynn Van Roestel
Hole #4 Ladies Longest Drive: Sherry Booy
Hole #4 Seniors Longest Drive: Jasper Sinke
Hole #5 Closest to the Pin: Dwayne Devries
Hole #6 Closest to the Zero Gravity Chair: Lance Lively
Hole #8 Seniors Closest to the Pin: Rienk Feddema
Hole #8 Mens Closest to the Pin: Jeff Vannoord
Hole #11 Closest to the Pin: Justin Jamieson
Hole #14 Mens Longest Drive: Greg Dykxhoorn
Hole #16 Closest to the Pin: Dave Friesen
Hope to see you all next year!
YOUR ICS GOLF COMMITTEE: Frank Fehr, Abe Giesbrecht, John Hiebert, Red Hooghiem, Harry Knibbe, Dean Mantel, Tracy Mantel, Jeff Vannoord, Tammie Vannoord, Jim Vording, Jeff Zylstra.

Breakfast Program: We would like to thank those parents who have made in-kind donations, monetary gifts as well as donating their time to ensure our students receive a delicious and nutritious breakfast snack each morning! Mrs Keli-Lyn Lockyer and Mrs Sue Guenther have been instrumental in menu planning, purchasing and leading our student breakfast teams - thank-you! This program costs roughly $30/day to run, and is largely funded by public grants from Eat2Learn of about $4900. The Student Fund (which we fundraise for by chocolate bar sales and Care2Cycle) annually funds approximately $750-$900.

Yearbook Advertising: Last 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.

ICS Track & Field records: 18 new records were set at the 2017 ICS track & field day! Congratulations go to:
Gloria Dalm (JK) in the 50m with a time of 12.68s.
Phoebe Sinke (4) in the 75m with a time of 12.24s, Noria Atkinson (5) also in the 75 m with a time of 11.9s.
Tyler Vis (2) in the boys 200m with a time of 35.74s and Shane Dykxhoorn (3) with a time of 34.79s.
Will Mantel (6) in the boys 400m with a time of 1.07s.
Girls 400m Phoebe Sinke (4) time of 1.17s, Noria Atkinson (5) time of 1.13s and Renae Wall (6) time of 1.11s.
Boys standing jump Felix Ward (JK) at 1.26m and Preston Bergen (SK) at 1.44m
Boys standing triple jump Josiah Kroondyk (4) at 4.41m
Girls long jump Phoebe Sinke (4) at 3.22m
Girls standing triple jump Phoebe Sinke (4) at 4.54m
Boys high jump Shane Dykxhoorn (3) at 1.10m
Girls high jump Promise Atkinson (4) tied her sister Noria’s record from last year at 1.15m
Boys ball throw Beckham Milmine (JK) at 13.01m and Owen Banman (4) at 46.38m
Girls ball throw Eden Shelton (4) at 24.46m.

“Fidget spinners” are quite popular right now amongst our students. Without routines and a student understanding of their purpose, they are not inherently helpful to learning. Like any other item (phones, iPods, games, toys), these can be used for good or for distraction. We suggest that names should be on all items brought to school to avoid losses and misunderstandings. As our normal policy, if any item is proving a distraction in class, the item may be temporarily confiscated to be returned to the student at a later time, and perhaps to be brought back home for good.

OVERDUE BOOKS: Parents, refer to the email sent last Thurs for the list of books that need to be back (NOTE: this did not include the books due this week). To help with the return process, any student with overdue book(s) will NOT be allowed to sign out books this Thursday’s library class. LIBRARY CLOSED AS OF JUNE 8:All books are due to be returned. 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
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: INVENTORY WEEK: It was great to get some calls/messages from volunteers! You are welcome, too, for a couple hours or a part of a day. Inventory days are 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.
THANK YOU to the Aylmer Police Association for its recent donation of $50! These funds are designated to provide books for students, and we have determined that the best way to get lots of books to lots of students is by buying books for the library. Watch for their sticker in books purchased with their donation. Thanks for including us in this program!
PUBLIC LIBRARY SRC: Looking for exciting ways to fill your days this summer?  Aylmer Library has planned a summer of exciting activities, a community scavenger hunt, special performances by Canadian talent, and of course, books, books, and more books!
Registration for TD Summer Reading Club “CANADA” begins after school on June 29th and continues all day on Friday, June 30th.  Visit us on June 30th from 10:30-12pm and meet Canada’s First Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald who will be handing out a special  Canada day gift to the first 100 kids who visit us.. There will also be free books for registering families in our community (generously donated by Lioness Club A-1 chapter).  Registration will continue until July 6th for those who miss our registration event.
In honour of CANADA 150, there are exciting weekly events from July 6th to August 10th that celebrate literacy, Canadian culture and our community. Please visit us for more details; we look forward to seeing you soon at Aylmer Library.

JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Scholastic Book Order: The final scholastic book order was sent home yesterday. If you are purchasing anything from the June book order, please return the order by June 7 with payment: cash, cheque or online. Thank-you.
Field Trips: Wow! I am amazed at the desire in parental involvement for field trips. Thank you!
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)
Friday, June 16 is the African Lion Safari trip for SK-Gr.4 students (Mrs. A. Bergen, Mrs. V. Bokma and Mrs. L. Bergen). 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. This coming week will be our last Library day.
Bible: Raising of Lazarus, John 11: 1-44.
Number of the week: 10, ten (What makes 10? 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 most students who have mastered ALL of their baseball words! I am so very proud of you.
SK Math: Subtraction.
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
All your ways are good
All your ways are sure
I will trust in you alone
Higher than my side
High above my life
I will trust in you alone
Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you

GRADE 1 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Wednesday, June 7 - see above!
Spelling: Dictation quiz will be on Friday, June 2
Grade 1 will review the words they have learned this year
Scholastic Book Order: 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.
Library: Last book check out tomorrow. Remember to return your books!
Remember: To enjoy reading your books and Sports Ball sight word page(s)
Field Trip:  See note above

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Happy Birthday to Jayla Hibbert (June 1), who is turning 8! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
Happy Birthday to Katelyn Janssens (June 4), who is turning 8! We wish you many blessings and a wonderful year.
Memory Work: for Wednesday, June 7 - see above!
Spelling Dictation quiz on Friday, June 2: List 28
Gr 2 : put, push, pull, could, would, found, round, around, something, brown, insect, sound
Gr 3: brother, mother, another, field, friend, heard, early, friendly, head, near, year, shield, eat, measure, break, thorax, sclera
Creation Studies: This week: How do the ladybug, ant, grasshopper, and dragonfly  protect God’s world? We have been researching facts about these insects and discovering how they answer our question. We have been working hard on learning to gather important information and learn all we can about how God designed the insects.  
Library: Last book check out tomorrow. Remember to return your books!
Scholastic Book Order: The final scholastic book order was sent home yesterday. If you are purchasing anything from the June book order, please return the order by June 7 with payment: cash, cheque or online. Thank-you.
Field Trip:  See note above

GRADES 3 and 4 - Ms. Buma (
Congratulations: We would like to wish Avery Bergen a very Happy Birthday. Avery will be turning 9 years old on Tuesday, June 6. Happy Birthday, Avery! May God richly bless you in your new year of life.
Friday,  June 2,  Spelling - Unit 29
Grade 3 words are: they’re, there, their, soup, night, knight, right, write, weight, wait, piece, peace, hour, our, wrote, weak, week
Grade 4 words are: disappear, disappoint, disagree, dishonest, unable, uncertain, unbeaten, uncomfortable, unkind, unknown, rewrite, review, rebuild, recall, misbehave, misuse, misunderstand, misspell, repeat, dissolve
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.”
Wed. June 7 - Memory Work:  “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin, v. 1 and chorus. See above (Grades 1 - 3).
Fri. June 9 - Bible Test - Abraham - Read over your classroom notes, girls and boys. Study Guides will be sent home on
Tues. June 6.
Student of the Week: This week’s Students of the Week are: Michael, Dylan and Eden
Next Week: Phoebe, Owen V., Matthew.
Scholastic Book Order: June Book Orders were sent home yesterday. If you are purchasing anything from the June book order, please return your order by Wednesday, June 7 with payment. Thank-you.
Remember: Library Books due tomorrow.
Field Trip: See note above.

GRADE 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (
Memory Work: Luke 19:41-44 for next Monday-Wednesday.
Bible: Lesson 2 - Cleansing the Temple work due Monday, June 5
LA/Reading: Cursive writing worksheets due by Friday. AR goals due in a couple weeks!
Spelling/Grammar: Spelling List 3 due Thursday. Quiz on Friday: fifteen, referee, eager, easily, ready, please, ecology, maybe been, only universe, future, communicate, beautiful, unusual, cute, cube, fuel.
Math: Grade 5: Grey workbook up to page 10 by Friday. Grade 6 workbook up to page 142-151 by Friday.
Nature walk at Optimist Park on Friday. Parent volunteers required between 1pm and 2:30. Please email me if you can come.
Ontario Science Centre Field trip information and permission forms have been sent home, please see planners for details.
Potluck on Wednesday, June 14th - What is our theme?? See wiki for jobs.

GRADE 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
Memory Work: Ephesians 6:11-17- Thursday, June 1.  
                        Next week: “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin, v. 1 and chorus (see grade ⅔ above). Wednesday, June 7.
History/LA:  *Rough Draft: Th. June 1st.  We will be editing/revising our paper/outline/and thesis during the week until the grad trip.  *Final copies:, Tuesday, June 13.
AR: Goals are due Tuesday, June 13.
Music:  Band trip to Canada’s Wonderland on Friday, June 2. Leaving at 8:30am, performing at 2:30pm and returning to ICS by 8pm. Bring packed lunch and supper for the bus ride.
Want to hear what the ICS Band has been working on?  Come to the Grade 7/8 Band Concert after Chapel on Wed, June 7 at 9:30am for a short, enjoyable performance.
June 8th-9th Canoe Trip. We depart next Thursday! Please see the Wikispaces page for links to the trip details.
Groups will present their task on Wednesday, June 7.