Volume 24, Number 11, November 17, 2022

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General News

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,… You are serving the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23, 24b

Albeit a wet affair, we participated in the Legion’s Remembrance Day program.   We also had an assembly in the gym.  It is good to reflect on God’s preservation of the freedom we enjoy today.

We enjoyed the opportunity this week to have parent/teacher conferences.  These evenings provide an opportunity to bolster the connection between home and school.  It is good to reflect on the blessings that our children can be educated as part of the covenant in a school that confesses his name.  We pray that the work done at the school is part of the work of preparing these children for life in His service.

Curriculum work is a constant in any school.   We hope to be working on this on Friday as well.  We have been studying the new Ministry of Education document on Science.  This document has an approach that includes more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) connections.   We hope to be looking at our biblical/reformed frameworks for studying science.  This includes the questions about why and how we study science at a reformed school and what are some of the overarching themes that we want to present in our lessons.

Wishing you all God’s blessings and strength in the upcoming week.  JVI

This week!

Mon – Volleyball practice

Wed – Grade 2 & 3 Skating

Thursday – Early Years Morning, Volleyball Exhibition game @ ACRES

Big Box Card Fundraiser- thank you for great school support for the Ladies Auxiliary card fundraiser! It went really well. We hope you find it handy having the cards available for use in your home!

Of note- the cards should come in, in the next few weeks. For those with large orders, we will let you know about pick up place and time. There are a few boxes that have not been returned and a few people that still owe for their boxes. Please check with your child that they do not still have the payment in their school bag.   Thank-you all so much.

Classroom News

Grade 1

Another week has flown by in grade 1! In Bible we are wrapping up our unit of how God delivers His people in Egypt and starting our new unit about how the LORD shows His mercy and care. What a blessed reminder it is to see God’s mercy and grace not only to the Israelites, but also to us! In math, both grade 1’s will be wrapping up our unit on addition and subtraction with a test soon to follow. 

Library is on Monday for both grade 1 classes.

Memory work: Psalm 81:5, Ruth 1: 16,17a

Spelling words: all, but, not, were, what

Grade 2

It was great to see so many parents this week at the parent teacher conferences! In Bible this week we talked about Jesus being our good Shepherd and focused a lot on prayer. In Science we did a lot of sorting and hunting for liquids and solids in the classroom, and next week we hope to look at what it means when liquids and solids change state. Next Wednesday (November 23) we are scheduled to go skating! We would love to have lots of parent volunteers to help tie skates. Please make sure your child takes along their skates and a helmet. Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday! RG/BV

Grade 3

Thank you, dear parents, for coming in on Tuesday and Thursday evening to speak heart to heart about your child’s progress in grade three.  May the Lord bless our discussions and may His name be glorified.  The communion of saints was truly felt.  We finished our Thomas Cranmer unit with a quiz on Thursday.  Please check your child’s agenda. We continue to hear stories of Aladdin in our Language Arts classes.  Ask us about the magic lamp. In our Science classes, we are exploring the respiratory and circulatory systems.  We see the wonderful work of our God’s hands in creating us.We’re going skating next week Wednesday from 1:15-2:15.  We would love to have some parents to help us tie skates.  Thank you! Finally, Rev. Rolf and Liz DenHollander received a healthy baby girl from the Lord. Congratulations to Ethan and his family for this gift from God.

Have a blessed weekend.  J.B./M.P.

Spelling Words:  their, there, they’re, went, when

Psalm 15:1

Text:  Psalm 23:1-3

LIbrary books in a library bag on Thursday. 

Spelling Dictation, Memory Work, and Mission $ on Friday. 

Grade 4

Grade 4 had a great week. It was so nice to be able to go skating and thank you to the parents who came to join us and help with tying skates. Grade 4B enjoyed their market, wrapping up the financial literacy unit in math. Looking ahead to next week, Grade 4B hopes to start with recorder. If your child does not yet have a recorder for school, one can be ordered through the office. 

Memory Work: Psalm 60: 1; Text: Isaiah 9: 6, 7

Spelling Words: garbage, became, jail, beside, orange, plane, job, broken, change, drove, jungle, where, cage, across

Grade 5

We are thankful for the opportunity we had this week to meet with so many parents, and for the blessing we have in our school of the unity between home, school, and church. We are working hard in grade 5 and accomplishing many different things. Grade 5B has completed Theme 2 in World of Literature and will be starting their first novel study, Call it Courage, next week. We are looking forward to reading through this adventurous story! Grade 5A will be starting their Ancient Roman building projects next week! Grade 5B has completed theirs this week, as many of you were able to see at interviews, and will be moving onto the first Science unit, Investigating Nutrition. Grade 5A has begun bucket drumming! They have already developed good rhythm, and it’s fun to listen to them play across the hall. Grade 5B has begun recorder in Music class, and the students will be asked to practice at home sometimes. Sorry, parents; we know it’s not the nicest thing to listen to, but hopefully there is a quiet corner somewhere in your house. We appreciate your cooperation! 

Devotions for next week are as follows: 

5A – M. Camryn, Tu. Cooper, W. Eliza, Th. Hannah, F. Isaac

5B – M. Colton, Tu. Quinten, W. Elyse, Th. Leena, F. Thomas

Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday! RK/KV

Grade 6

We enjoyed our skating outing. Thanks to the parents who came out. Thanks for the support voiced at the conferences. May we continue to work together for the education of God’s covenant children. The students have learned about the Sumerians. What does the word Mesopotamia mean? What did they invent? Ask the students to see if they know. Have a blessed weekend. TB/CVA

Grade 7

It was a unifying experience on Tuesday and Thursday evening as we could discuss the learning of grade seven students. What a blessing that the home and school have the same foundation and goals. The goal of the class in science is to spend the next several lessons designing, constructing and testing a bridge as part of the unit ending project. The goal of Great Britain in North America will be to conquer all of the continent, including French territories and allow expansion past the Appalachian Mtns. for the Thirteen Colonies. Martin Luther’s goal is to reform the R.C.C. from within, but he will find that not all share the same goal. Our goal in Language Arts is to continue practicing our Public Speaking abilities. Enjoy your weekend.

Grade 8

It was a rich blessing to sit down with parents this week and discuss the progress of students through the first 25% of the school year. The busyness of the year continues with Musical auditions taking place this week. We are excited to begin this journey as a school community and thankful to those who are so willing to give of their time and energies toward this program. Have a blessed weekend!

Tues: Reg. Math Quiz, Science Abstract is due! 

Wed: French Quiz Reflexive Verbs and Vocabulary

Cheers, Mr. J and Mrs. Ludwig

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