Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November 15th Journal, 2017

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, November 15th, 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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 15th - Chapel - Gr 4/5 8:50am
               - Board meets 8:00pm  
      16th - PD day - Report card writing
      17th - LDCSS PD day
              - Grade 2/3 field trip to St. Thomas Airport  
      21st - Absentee/Retake Picture day  
                Girls vball practice 4-5pm
      22nd- Chapel - Gr 2/3 8:50am
                School Spirit -Jersey/Team Day
      24th - Sr Volleyball Tournament at LDCSS
      25th - Aylmer Christmas Parade
      29th - ICS Membership meeting
      30th - Hot Lunch - Pizza day
                Fall Raise to Praise Campaign ends
Dec  1st  - FFFN - Mingle & Jingle 5-7:30pm
              - Grade 1/2 field trip to St. Thomas Airport
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360

Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):
From the Principal’s Desk:
Thanks to the Aylmer Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada, we are still celebrating Canada 150 at ICS! We hosted the Care2Cycle open house and fundraising cycling ride in September, but only the outdoor classroom was installed then. This weekend marked the installation of the long-awaited Calvin the Caterpillar and Harry the Hippo for our Outdoor Class and Playground Improvements! We gratefully acknowledge our volunteer installation crew of Micah M, Gordon W, Matthew C and my friend unconnected with ICS so far, Johnny G! And, thanks to the Town of Aylmer Ontario for the addition of a garbage can to keep things clean! We treat our playground as a public space and welcome community members after hours. We are all blessed by partnerships like these with our local community. Projects like this connect our students to the Town, and grow our students as caring and responsible citizens! Our playground is modest, but well-kept, fun and inviting, showing the importance we place on both formal and informal learning environments - we care at ICS! Come out and see!
Yours in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Each week, during staff devotions we join in prayer for our parents and staff members. We invite you to do so as well.
Praying for our parents: Please pray for John & Tina Hiebert as well as Dave & Lori Hill.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Librarian, Mrs. Nancy Robinson.

T.R.I.P: Pickup is Friday Nov 17. The next order will be sent out on Nov 30, due on Dec 7 with pickup on Dec 14.
Picture Day: Absentee picture day will take place on Tuesday Nov 21st.

Book sales: Grandparent’s Day in October was a wonderful time with the Living Books table.  Sales for that day allowed the ICS Library to purchase over $150 in books for the library. The Book Fair from October 31-November 3 was also a fun time.  This sale gave the library another $133 in books and devotionals for each classroom.  Thank you to all who still enjoy reading books.  Tina Vyn, Living Books Rep.

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 a supportive and caring community.  This has been evident in the outpouring of support with a total of $31,630 towards our $40,000 goal!   We completed our Call Campaign on November 1st giving us an opportunity to connect with you and the second round of calls will be completed over the next two weeks.   If you have not received the Campaign package or a call and would like to talk, please feel free to contact Janine Shelton – 519-619-0738.  Please keep ICS and our R2P Campaign in your prayers.  Thanks for your support!

MINGLE and jingle poster (3).jpgSAVE THE DATE: Friday Family Fun Night returns December 1st. Join us for a Mingle and Jingle Christmas themed Fun Night!  Get out those tacky Christmas sweaters and come enjoy some warm food, hot cocoa and family fun!!More information is on the poster attached to the end of the Journal. Looking to get some G.I.F.T.S hours completed? Sign up to help the Friday Family Fun Night crew at: Complimentary dinner included!

"LET'S SALSA- Don't forget to submit your homemade salsa for the Fall Membership Meeting snack & contest on Nov.29th!  Send your jar into the office along with your name, recipe and spice level by Nov.29th! Who will the Salsa champion be?! We look forward to your submissions.  Thank you, from the Community Care Committee.

Transportation Note for all High School Students - Since ICS has no school (report writing PA Day) Thurs Nov 16th, the busing for LDCSS will be amended (outlined last week in the Journal).
Seeking Potential Electives Leaders! Electives for our grades 4-8 are an important part of our education program here at ICS. Students choose in-depth workshops. Electives run from Feb 2 - Mar 2, 2018. If we call you, please consider helping. We are looking for those with talents and hobbies to share, as well as parent helpers for primary electives too. Students’ active engagement in a new area of learning in tremendously enriching! Sign up on our volunteer Signup Genius through our website!

Wanted: Costume Donations Our JK/SK classroom is looking for costume donations for the Dramatic Play area (esp. animals and careers, but no superheroes please). This type of play involves imagination, and results in serious and natural learning. There are so many benefits: teaches self-regulation, encourages language development, teaches conflict resolution, empowers kids to make choices and helps them be more independent with dressing themselves (a great skill as winter approaches!).

School, Travel, Vacation - Free pictures on PixabayFree vector graphic: Paint, Brush, Tin, Can, Splatter - Free Image ...Christmas Parade:The Promotions committee is looking for students (parents too!) to ride the bus for the Aylmer Christmas parade on Nov 25th at 2pm. Please rsvp to the office if you can attend as seats are limited. We are also looking for leftover or used paint that families may have hanging around the house. If you have some that you're willing to donate please bring to the school throughout the next week. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Gr 4-6 Triple Ball: Practise Monday 3:30-4:45, and Wednesday during lunch recess. Tournament Monday, Dec. 4th.
If you are able to donate or would like to make a cash donation, simply fill out the attached form and drop it off at the school office or, alternatively, send an email to Everyone can contribute - what is a service that you can share? Building on success last time, we are asking parents to contribute $5 per child to “class gift baskets” - students will help choose a theme, and teachers will purchase for sale at the auction. Thank-you!

** New! Term 2 Lunch Orders through Sycamore! Congratulations to the Hibbert and Peters families who have successfully ordered their hot lunches for Term 2. We have lots of other kids who would like hot lunches! Please login and place your order this week. Don’t send money yet, we will send you an invoice as your order confirmation. Questions or Problems? Call us at the office. Deadline of Nov 24 to have your order in.
To order meal items:
Login to Sycamore (link on our webpage, top left). Go to My Accounting | Cafeteria | Orders | Meal Orders tab.
  1. Enter the quantity of meals to be ordered.
  2. Select meal from drop-down.
  3. Update when complete.
  4. Current meal selections can be printed.

FROM THE CLASSROOMS...Peanut, Allergy, Food ...
Reminder: Due to allergies,  no peanut-based products are allowed at school or on the buses. Additionally, we ask that you limit egg-based items in Kindergarten lunches including boiled eggs and cream salad dressings.
JR / SR KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Penner (
Scholastic Book Club: The November flyers were sent home last week. If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Friday, Nov. 17, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online). Thank you.
Some of the things we are doing in Kindergarten.....
Bible:The Passover (Exodus 11-12). God is stronger than Pharaoh! God kept his promise.
SK word of the week: pink (the, and, to, colour words) Letter and sound of the week: Rr.
We now know: s, a, t, n, i, p, c, k, e, h & r.
This month’s math focus:
JK - Exploring numbers 1-20.
SK - Exploring numbers 1-100 and Ten frames.

GRADE 1 and 2 - Ms. Pieters (
Memory Work: for Nov. 22   Sent from Above - by Simon Parry
                                             Verse 1
As the Bible had already promised
A king would soon be born
But not a king with armour
But a King with love to share
Spelling: spelling dictation words for Friday, Nov. 17:
Spelling Lists 10 for Grade 1: stop, top, men, fix, fox
Spelling Lists 10 for Grade 2: place, make, making, help, here, want, nice, to, two, into
Free photo Flightless Black White Aquatic Birds Penguin - Max PixelDon’t forget to make reading a nightly habit. Students who use their READING LOG, colouring  in one treasure chest every evening they spend some time reading for the month of November, will qualify for a classroom draw on Thursday, Dec 7. Happy reading! While you’re reading, don’t forget to also review your ball words.
Scholastic Book Club: The November flyers were sent home last week. If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Friday, Nov. 17, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online). Thank you.
Grade 1 Math: Focus is on subtraction within 10: make number stories for subtraction, write subtraction equations using - and =, solve problems using subtraction, write two addition equations and two subtraction equations for a given number bond, count back to subtract 1, 2, and 3 from a number within 10, begin memorizing subtraction facts for -1, -2, and -3.
Related imageGrade 2 Math: We have been working to understand how place value and addition are related. This week, our focus has been on regrouping 10 ones into 1 more in the tens place. This helps us to understand the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction.
Boys and girls, let’s work on practicing our math facts by playing on Live Mathletics or on Xtra Math!

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for Nov. 22
Remember the wonders he has done,
   his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
                            Psalm 105:5New International Version (NIV).
List 8 quiz on Friday, Nov. 17.
Grade 2:the, that, them, day, may, made, was, of, if, a, thunder, because
Grade 3: swimming, swam, getting, coming, came, having, doing, ended, happened, happening, started, joked, received, smiled, smiling, tiring, hoped
Creation Studies Field Study: Nov. 17 at the St. Thomas Flight School from 1:30-3:00. We are looking for 1 more parent to come along! If you would like to join us, please send me an email before Friday morning.
Accelerated Reader: New goals were sent home on Monday. See purple sheet in your child’s planner for his or her new goal and new dot colour. Goals are due on March 2, 2018.
Scholastic Book Club: If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Fri, Nov. 17, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online). Thanks!
Grade 3 Math. We’re working setting math goals for our next term and we’re “training hard” in our subtraction skills and word problems. We have a unit test next week. Goals for Mathletics are 1000 points / week. 11 of 15 students are achieving this!
Don’t forget to make reading a nightly habit. Students who use their READING LOG, colouring in one backpack every evening they spend some time reading for the month of Nov, will qualify for a classroom draw on Dec 7.

GRADES 4 and 5 - Ms. Buma (
Spelling: No Spelling Dictation this Friday.
Wed. Nov. 22: Grammar Quiz: Rules 1 - 5
Remembrance Day Posters and Remembrance Chapel: Good work, Grades 4 and 5, in thoughtful and careful completion of your Remembrance Day Posters, and in your preparations for our Remembrance Chapel today!
Wed. Nov. 22: Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Accelerated Reader: *New goals will be sent home on Friday, Nov. 17. Term 2 goal due date is March 2, 2018.
Scholastic Book Club: The November flyers were sent home last week. If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Fri., Nov. 17 with the payment (cash, or cheque, or pay online). Thank you.
Music: Almost all recorders are back at school. Is yours? If not, bring it in asap. Talk to Mrs Cameron if you need to buy one. They are $5 each.

GRADES 5 and 6 – Ms. Farrow Jones (

** Ms Farrow Jones has been ill these last two days - we pray you will get well soon! We miss you!
Bible: Lesson 5 - Emmaus - corrections, Lesson 6 - Other Appearances. Due Friday 17.
Memory Work: Luke 24: 25-27 is due by Nov. 10, Matthew 28:18-20 for Nov. 24th.
Creation Studies: Group Presentations and Advertisements: Friday, November 17.
Math 5: Practise long division with mathletics and online videos such as MathAntics and Khan Academy.
Math 6: TB 47-56 WB 45-49 Ex1,2 Due Next Thursday
LA: Grammar Rule 5 due Friday, quiz Friday. Start thinking of speech topics. Spelling corrections due by Friday.
Writing: Writing to an audience worksheet and paragraph. Remember to capitalize proper nouns.
Reading: New AR goals set. Students who did not reach goal last term will need to complete it with new goal this term.
Art: Final still life due Friday, Nov 17.

GRADES 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
** Great job, Mr Bierman on your selection for the Christian School International Science Educator’s Institute in Grand Rapids this Thu and Fri! Thanks, Mrs Bierman for covering in his absence!
Math: Chapter 5 Review pg. 172-3 #1-16 due Friday
Bible: Joseph Test and Memory Work:  Friday, November 17
Spelling: List #9: Friday
Science/LA: Essay: Prewriting Stage: Point form notes and sources for 5 paragraph essay due Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Art: All first term work due and handed in no later than Friday. This includes sketchbook, all prep and final work.
Music: Band instruments need to be at school every Wednesday and Friday.