Wednesday, 22 November 2017

November 22nd, Journal 2017

The ICS Journal

Wednesday, November 22nd, 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 22nd- Chapel - Gr 2/3 @ 8:50am

                 School Spirit -Jersey/Team Day
       24th - Sr Volleyball Tournament at LDCSS
       25th - Aylmer Christmas Parade
       27th - Triple Ball Practice 4-5pm
       29th - Chapel - Advent #1 Gr 1/2 with Pastor Dirk Miedema @ 8:50am
                  Reports sent home, ICS Membership meeting 7:00pm
       30th - Hot Lunch - Pizza day
                 Fall Raise to Praise Campaign ends
Dec   1st  - Grade 1/2 field trip to St. Thomas Airport
               -  FFFN - Mingle & Jingle 5-7:30pm
         4th - Prayer group meets at 8:30am- All students gr 5-8 welcome!
                 Triple Ball Tournament - SCCS
         6th - Chapel - Advent #2 Mrs. Kathy Vanderkloet (Resonate Global Mission)
           8th - ICS & LDCSS PD day - curriculum review
      13th - Chapel - Advent #3 with Pastor Corny Bartsch, SMC Aylmer
75 Caverly Rd, Aylmer, N5H 2P6
Telephone: 519-773-8476

LDCSS:   519-455-4360

Christian Schools Foundation (endowment):
From the Principal’s Desk:
So, why would you want to come for a membership meeting? The ICS Fall membership meeting is a time for our membership to review and accept the financial statements for the past year… that’s important as our board operates based on the members’ trust, but won’t get you interested unless the news is poor (which it isn’t!). The membership meeting is also a time when we reflect on how we’re doing as a Christian school, which is why we exist! We have the results from that SQAP survey you were invited to complete, and we can compare those responses to the same questions asked in 2010. The results are very interesting… so, come on out and respond to those comments! At this moment in time, what strengths do we want to make sure we sustain? Where do we need to grow? As a community, we are called to be like those of the ancient tribe of Issachar, who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chr 12:32). We are privileged to be part of that process together! And lastly, we have food and fellowship… I hope to see you next Wednesday at 7 pm!
Yours in Christian education, Keith Cameron, Principal and Chief Operating Officer
"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.

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 Cliff & Christine Janssens as well as Hank & Marg Klassen.
Praying for our staff: Please pray for our Administrative Assistants Mrs. Leinie Hartemink, Mrs. Tracey Morren and Mrs. Marie Smit. Please also keep Mrs Angie Bergen in prayer as she has foot surgery next week (building attendants Matthew Cameron and Katherine DeKraker will be covering for her while she heals up).

T.R.I.P: The next order will be sent out on Nov 30, due on Dec 7 with pickup on Dec 14.
Term 2 Hot Lunch orders: Due this Friday Nov 24th. Please login to Sycamore and place your order this week! Congratulations to the families who have successfully ordered their hot lunches for Term 2. We have lots of other kids who would like hot lunches! Don’t send money yet, we will send you an invoice as your order confirmation next week Monday. Please send your payment in by Wed Nov 29th. Questions or Problems? Call us at the office.
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.

Christmas Parade: The Promotions committee is looking for students (parents too) to ride the bus for the Aylmer Christmas parade this Saturday Nov 25th. What a great warm and dry way to enjoy the parade!
School, Travel, Vacation - Free pictures on PixabayMeet at the school first, the bus will then leave for the fairgrounds at 1:30pm. There will be hot chocolate and cookies at the school after the parade. Rsvp to the office if you can attend as seats are limited.

Raise to Praise Campaign: Raise to Praise UPDATE: We have received 

a total of  $34,555 towards our $40, 000 goal. One more week left! 

Please keep ICS and our R2P Campaign in your prayers. Thanks for your


SAVE 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!

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!).

Gr 4-6 Triple Ball: Practise Monday 3:30-4:45, and Wednesday during lunch recess. Tournament Monday, Dec. 4th.

Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball. Tournament is at London Christian High on Friday. Girls’ first game is at 8:30 (be there for 8) and boys start at 9:30. Finals start at 1:40, and the day should be done by 4:30. Students should talk to coaches on ride coordination. Go Lions!

Art Class: Volunteers wanted on Monday afternoons the next few weeks to help students with Christmas projects. Just stop by, your help will be very appreciated!
Donate: Resourceful supplies- plastic egg cartons or ice cube trays!

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!

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 (
Happy Birthday: We would like to wish Ryland Bergen a very happy birthday. Ryland turned 5 this last Saturday. We would also like to wish Lucas Kroondyk a very happy birthday. Lucas will turn 5 on Monday. May God richly bless you both in your new year of life.
Class photo re-print: The class photo has been re-printed with my correct name (Mrs. Powers is printed on the one that has been already sent home). I will be sending these home with students on Thursday and Friday.
Scholastic Book Club: The December flyers were sent home this week. If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Wednesday, Dec. 6, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online). Thank you.
Some of the things we are doing in Kindergarten.....
Bible: Out of Egypt, (Exodus 13:17-15:21) God showed his power over nature and gave the Israelites victory over Pharaoh and his army..
SK word of the week: pink (the, and, to, colour words) Letter and sound of the week: Mm.
We now know: s, a, t, n, i, p, c, k, e, h, r & m.
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. 29   Silent Night! Holy Night!   By Franz Gruber
Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin mother and child!
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Creation Studies Field Trip: We are planning to visit the St. Thomas Municipal Airport on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. We will leave the school at 1:15 PM and return just after 3:00 PM. We will need some volunteers to come along with us. Please call the school or send an email if you are able to come before next week Tuesday. Tristan pointed out an army plane flying over the school last week. We are going to look for it on our field trip to see if it came from that airport. Hope you can come and look with us. Thank you to Mrs. A. Walters who will be our bus driver.
Spelling: spelling dictation words for Friday, Nov. 24:
Spelling Lists 11 for Grade 1: ten, hat, hot, sand, hand
Spelling Lists 11 for Grade 2: end, send, pick, black, bath, both, fast, last, must, just
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 December flyers were sent home today. If you wish to place an order please fill out the form on the back and return it to school by Wednesday, Dec. 6, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online). Thank you.
Grade 1 Math: Focus is on Ordinal Numbers:
  • Name a position using ordinal numbers 1st through 10th
  • Find an ordinal position from the left or from the right
  • Solve problems involving position : Sam is in line.
                                                                       He is the 3rd in line.
                                                                       There are 5 more people behind him.
                                                                       How many people are in the line?
Grade 2 Math: Boys and girls, let’s keep working on practicing our math facts by playing on Live Mathletics or on Xtra Math! We are becoming experts at addition with regrouping. We are working at regrouping multiple times. (175 + 366 = ?). Parents, sharing your own strategies with how you solve these problems can be a valuable discussion with your child.  

GRADES 2 and 3 – Miss Loewen (
Memory Work: for Nov. 29
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.
Isaiah 9:6
List 9 quiz on Friday, Nov. 24.
Grade 2:some, come, home, fun, funny, run, running, ran, us, use, hopping, worm
Grade 3: way, these, niece, might, show, float, brain, mean, close, tried, cube, uniform, stayed, price, usually, glider, cared
Creation Studies Field Study: Thank you to Mrs. L. Loewen, Mrs. C. Janssens, Mr. C. Lapadat, Mrs. A. Lapadat, and Mrs. D. Atkinson for joining us on our study. We learned so much about how planes fly and what different parts of a plane are. We learned in the classroom, in the hanger, and out on the runway. See Facebook for photos of our trip!
Library: Remember to return your library books for tomorrow.
Scholastic Book Club: For Christmas, each child will receive a book coupon attached to their book order. They are able to choose any book worth $6. If you wish to purchase more items, feel free to do that and complete the form as usual. Please return all orders to school by Wednesday, Dec. 8, with the payment (cash or cheque or pay online) and the coupon. Thank you.
Grade 3 Math. We’ve chosen math goals for our next term which you’ll see on the forms to be included with Fall reports. We’ve completed our addition and subtraction test which will come home for signature. Next stop: multiplication and division! 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 (
Fri. Nov. 24, Spelling: Unit 8, Grade (4) - follow, matter, summer, million, dollar, scissors, cattle, address, office, suppertime, blizzard, penny, wrapper, wallet, occurrence, village, collide, battle, trapper, hurry
Spelling Grade (5) - spoil, choice, avoid, moisture, oyster royal, employ, annoy, ground, house, sprout, mountain, allow, ourselves, somehow, ounce, amount, boundary, toyed, outstanding
Wed. Nov. 29: Memory Work: So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.(Luke 2:4)

Math (4) - Thurs. Nov. 30: We have almost completed our unit on The Four Operations of Whole Numbers. We can multiply a 3-digit number or a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. (Example: 228 x 3 = 684 or 4,576 x 4 = 18,304). Now, we are learning to multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number. (Example: 28 x 31 = 868, or 49 x 14 = 686).
Next Thursday, Nov. 30, we will have a multiplication quiz, focusing on the above mentioned concepts. *All the while, we have been practicing our multiplication math facts. Tomorrow, (Thurs. Nov. 23) we will have our review check-up quiz on factors 7, 8 and 9.
Accelerated Reader: Students brought home a note last Friday, which included their AR goals for Term 2.
Library Class: Remember to return your books for tomorrow.
French: Quiz next Wed Nov 29 & Audio #1 Due Thurs Nov 30 (Fiche 13 - Les questions). Updated calendar and more details about upcoming events can be found on the 4/5 Wikispaces, merci!

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 - 7  Due Friday 24. Final unit test Wednesday, Nov. 29th
Memory Work: Matthew 28:18-20 for Nov. 24th.
Math 5: Practise long division with mathletics and online videos such as MathAntics and Khan Academy.
Math 6: Singapore TB 47-56 WB 45-49 Ex1,2 Due Thursday. Incomplete work will be sent home to finish.
LA: Spelling Worksheet due Thursday, quiz Friday. Start thinking of speech topics.
Writing: Writing to an audience worksheet and paragraph. Pro/Cons list for speech topic.
Reading: New AR goals set. Students who did not reach goal last term will need to complete it with new goal this term.
French: Quiz next Wed Nov 28 & Audio #1 Due Wed Nov 29 (Fiche 17). Updated calendar and more details about upcoming events can be found on the 5/6 Wikispaces, merci!

GRADES 7 and 8 – Mr. Bierman (
The students who are at school on Friday will be going on a field trip to the local public library to work on air pollution essays as well as the local thrift shop.  Bring a few bucks for lunch (if desired)- or bring your own.
Spelling/Vocab: List #10: Fri, Dec. 1
Memory Work: Habakkuk 1:1-4: Habakkuk's Complaint: Mon. Nov. 27
  Next Week: Habakkuk 1:5-11: The Lord´s Answer: Fri. Dec 1 (fill in blank)
Bible: If I Were in Charge of the World poem. Wed. Nov. 29
Science/LA: Essay: Prewriting Stage: -Point form notes and sources for 5 paragraph essay due Wednesday, Nov. 22.
         -Thesis Statement:  Friday, Nov. 24
         -Outline: Friday, Dec. 1
Art: Watercolour techniques!
Music: Band instruments need to be at school every Wednesday and Friday.
French: Audio #1 Due next Thurs Nov 30 & Quiz next Wed Dec 6 (Fiche 10 - Dans un magasin de vĂȘtements de sport).
Updated calendar and more details about upcoming events can be found on the 7/8 Wikispaces, merci!