Canadian Reformed Schoolsof the Fraser Valley

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May 22, 2018

General

·        At our assembly on Thursday, the Intermediate music classes will showcase their talents followed by an Ascension/Pentecost presentation by Grades 3 & 4. The assembly begins at 1:30 pm in the Langley Church.

·        The CCHS budget meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Wed.) at 8 p.m. in the Langley Church. It will be preceded by a Grade 8 parent meeting at 7 pm.

·        Water Fight! We are again planning a school-wide water fight! We hope to have it on a sunny day in the next few weeks. We will send a notice home the day before, which will list items that your child needs to bring.

·        Large Containers Needed! We need many large containers for the water fight. We are looking for containers that are superstore-bin-size or larger. We would especially love to borrow your Rubbermaid containers. If you are able to bring them in this week, that would be great. Bring them to Mr. Chase or Miss Harink. If you have ones we can use, but you would like to keep them until the actual day, please email Mr. Chase at s.chase@credoces.org . (Note: Please be sure to clearly label them with your name.) Thanks!

Credo Aid

·        We still want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered a shift at concession on Sports Day!! We raised $374 - every little bit counts!

·        Once again, another thank you to everyone who ordered from Neufeld Farms! Pick up your order this Thursday, May 24 @ 2:30!!! Please don't forget! If you can't come out then make arrangements ahead of time for someone to grab your order. Any unclaimed orders will be left behind sitting by the school's front doors waiting for you. Enjoy your yummy treats!

·        Mother's Day Fair...By all accounts, our fair was thoroughly enjoyed by many! It was a wonderful way to enjoy being in community, under the warm sun with lots of fun activities, great food and fantastic people! We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all your support through planning, volunteering, and financial donations! We don't have our final numbers together yet but we look forward to sharing that with you soon!

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        KA his school this Friday (not KB as I wrote in some agendas).

·        "Captains": W-Eli V.; Th-Amelia: F-Elias; Next M-James (we are learning about animals so please bring in your pet, tell us about your favorite animal or an interesting animal fact).

·        Science: Animals (yes, we really would love to have your pets come visit our class)

·        Math: 1-20

·        Reading: We are learning some sight words and reading our little books phonetically. Hopefully words are "coming together" for your child and they are reading simple sentences.

·        Bible: Early church - Peter & Paul

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday is Matthew 28:5,6. It’s a bit long so we’ll learn as much as we can. Please practice at home.

·        Bible stories: The last week of Jesus Life (finish)

·        Language Arts: oa for boat and ow for snow

·        Sight words: both, gone Please review: your, sure, were, where, very, again, have, live, give, once, two, some, come, from, does, what, said, too, only

·        Math: addition and subtraction continued

·        Science: Living and Non-living things (wrap up)

·        Social studies: natural and human made features of the local environment

·        Please sign and return field trip forms. They will be in your child’s agenda tomorrow.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language Arts: Students will continue to work on Sarah Noble this week. We will also work on penmanship. Our spelling words this week are through, threw, right, and write. We will also work on homonyms.

·        Math: Students will be finishing their unit on 2D and 3D Geometry this week and will be introduced to a new unit on Multiplication as it relates to repeated addition. Lots of hands-on learning will be enjoyed to ensure students thoroughly grasp this new concept!

·        Bible: We will turn our focus on the Lord’s Prayer over the next couple weeks, and what each petition means. Our Memory work is the Lord’s Prayer.

·        Social Studies: Students were not able to paint their Landform islands on Thursday, and so they will be painting this week Wednesday.

·        Science: Life Cycles

·        Gym: Cooperation and team games

·        Art: Texture

·        Music: Note values

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Pentecost Assembly Prep

·        Memory: Hymn 35:4

·        Reading: Students will be starting their last unit of the year this week and dare I say we have saved the best for last - Reader's Theatre! Students will be assigned a part in a script, will be given plenty of direction and time to practice to get them in touch with their theatric side! They will be performing with their group for some of the younger grades during the last week of school. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing: Persuasive letters

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are ground, cold, really, table, and remember.

·        Math: Fractions

·        P.E.: Parachute

·        Art: Form

·        Science: Ecosystem Visit #4 was due today; the last visit form will be in your child’s agenda on Wednesday, and is due next Monday. Thank you very much for your help in making sure these visits were completed and the forms returned on time.

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Church History: Mission work in Northern B.C. – unit closing activities.

·        Memory Work: Hymn 19:1. See agenda for text.

·        Math: New unit: Length, area, a perimetre.

·        Language Arts: Monday: Fables. Novel study – The Borrowers. Some reading comprehension exercises.

·        Spelling: List 26. See student agendas for full list of words.

·        Social Studies: Gold Rush! The impact of the Cariboo and Yukon gold rushes on B.C.’s history.

·        PE: Bike safety. Skipping.

·        Music: We are looking forward to performing for many of you at the assembly on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the Langley Church. YJ

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Call it Courage -chapter 2

·        Math: Data Analysis

·        Science: Muscular System

·        Computers: Typing Practice

·        Art: Aboriginal Masks

·        French: ma famille

·        Bible: Gospel Study: Exploration project of the miracles of Jesus

·        Memory Work: Hymn 50:4 (due on Friday)

·        Writing: Word choice with a focus on the use of nouns and adjectives

·        Spelling: Unit 15 which will be tested this Friday

·        Socials: Confederation of Canada

·        P.E.: Ultimate Frisbee and softball

·        Music: We look forward to performing at the assembly on May 24, this coming Thursday, at 1:30 in Langley Church. It will be good to share what we’ve been up to. YJ

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - 1 Samuel 16:7 (June 1)

·        Bible - We will be reviewing and wrapping up our unit on Islam by Wednesday. There will not be a test but an open book assignment as culmination so no studying required :)

·        Math - We have begun our short unit on volume and capacity.

·        LA - "The Gammage Cup", our last novel study of the year, currently holds our attention. Poetry will begin as well.

·        Science - Our unit on Space will wrap up with a test on Thursday.

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 103:4 (due Friday); Lamentations 3:22-24 (due next Friday)

·        Bible: We are turning our attention back to the fall of Judah and the exile.

·        Socials: Looking at the the social structure of Ancient Rome

·        Math: Continuing adding and subtracting fractions

·        Reading: Final project work continues

·        Writing: We continue to work on our stories focusing on plot, perspective, and setting this week

·        Art: Final photography posters are due Friday

·        Music: Performance on Thursday @ Langley Church, 1:30 start time

·        Current Events: Alexis (Wednesday), Georgia (Thursday)

·        CCHS will have a Grade 8 parents orientation meeting tomorrow night (prior to the school meeting) in the Credo High Library at 7:00 pm, for about 45-55 mins. It is especially helpful for new parents, but all Grade 8 parents are welcome to come.

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 103:4 is due Friday; Lamentations 3:22-24 is due next Friday

·        Bible: We return to Judah looking at The Final Judgement

·        Socials: Ancient Rome's social structure will be this week's focus

·        Math: Continuing adding and subtracting fractions

·        Reading: Working on our final project for The Bronze Bow

·        Writing: We continue to work on our stories focusing on plot, perspective, and setting this week.

·        Art: Final photography posters are due Friday

·        Music: Performance on Thursday @ Langley Church, 1:30 start time

·        Current Events: Melissa (Wednesday), Carina (Thursday)

·        CCHS will have a Grade 8 parents orientation meeting tomorrow night (prior to the school meeting) in the Credo High Library at 7:00 pm, for about 45-55 mins. It is especially helpful for new parents, but all Grade 8 parents are welcome to come.

 


May 14, 2018

General

·        Wednesday is comfy day! Students may come to school in their comfy clothes!

·        There will be no classes on Friday as teachers will be participating in a Professional Development Day.

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        No K this Friday for the Pro D day or next Monday due to the holiday.

·        "Captains": T-Kasen, W-Eli D. Th-Noah, Next T-Travis

·        Language Arts: Read every night please. We are learning some sight words and sounding out simple words.

·        Science: Animal life cycles

·        Bible: Pentecost and the Early Church (Stephen, Peter, Paul)

·        Math: Numbers 16 & 17

·        Any more scholastic orders? Thanks!

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Thursday, is Hymn 34:1

·        Bible stories: The last week of Jesus Life (we didn’t get to this last week)

·        Language Arts: oy for boy, oi for oil

·        Sight word: your Please review: sure, were, where, very, again, have, live, give, once, two, some, come, from, does, what, said, too, only

·        Math: addition and subtraction

·        Science: Living and Non-living things

·        Social studies: natural and human made features of the local environment

·        Heads up: we have field trips booked for May 30 and June 15. Details will be coming.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Thank you for all of your help on Sports Day! It was so great to see you there.

·        Language Arts: We will continue to look at suffixes, and will also focus on prefixes. We have started “The Courage of Sarah Noble.” Students will do text connections this week, as well as proper sentence structure. Our spelling words this week are: last, never, us, left, end, please, great. (They are the same as last week. Students will write a “Thursday Paper” )

·        Math: Students will continue working on their 2D Geometry City this week and will be introduced to 3D Geometry as well. Since it is almost the end of the year, we are also taking some time to review foundational concepts so look for these completed review sheets as they are sent home with students each Friday.

·        Bible: Memory Work is Ps. 104:1. The students will do their memory work next week Tuesday. (I am away on Thursday for a funeral.) We will finish our unit on James.

·        Social Studies: We have created our land forms, written stories about them, and will create a post card to send to you. On Thursday Students will paint them! If your child did not come to school with a paint shirt, please have them bring one for Thursday.

·        Gym: team activities.

·        Music: Note Values

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        There is no weekly reading log due this week. As well, there are no new spelling words this week.

·        A few students are behind in Conventions or Handwriting, and will be taking their workbooks home for homework. These need to be returned the next day.

·        Bible: We’ll use our Bible (and P.E.) block to prep for the upcoming Ascension/Pentecost assembly.

·        Memory: Hymn 43:3; I’ll assess next Tuesday.

·        Reading: Students will be concluding their study of Charlotte's Web this week by assessing the main characters on their Core Competency traits and students will enjoy seeing the book come to life as they watch the movie on Wednesday afternoon. – Mrs. MacDougal

·        Writing: Persuasive letters

·        Math: We’ll wrap up our unit Motion Geometry with review and a test scheduled for Wednesday.

·        Science: Ecosystem Visit #3 was due this morning. Visit #4 will be handed out on Wednesday, and is due next Tuesday. The focus for this visit is on interactions between plants and animals in the ecosystem, which will be our discussion theme in class this week as well.

·        In connection with our Ecosystems unit, we are going to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Thursday! Students are encouraged to bring binoculars or cameras at the discretion of their parents. Thanks to those who have volunteered to drive – if you did, you’ll receive a separate email from me with specifics. Parents with younger siblings are welcome to pay their own entry fee and then meet us at the sanctuary as well. We’ll be there around 10:00.

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Church History: Mission work in Northern B.C.

·        Memory Work: Hymn 14:10. See agenda for text.

·        Math: Decimals – Decimals (in the form of money). We are approaching the end of this unit – keep an eye/ear out for news about a unit test.

·        Language Arts: Monday: Fables. Novel study – The Borrowers. Some reading comprehension exercises.

·        Spelling: List 25. See student agendas for full list of words.

·        Social Studies: Gold Rush! The impact of the Cariboo and Yukon gold rushes on B.C.’s history.

·        PE: Bike safety. Skipping.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        What a wonderful day we had on Sports Day! It was great to see so many of you out there cheering us on. We really enjoyed it.

Here is the plan for this short week:

·        Reading: Call It Courage

·        Math: Data Anaylsis; Math Test will be returned this week

·        Science: Skeletal System - TEST today

·        Computers: Typing Practice and Slides presentations continued . . .

·        French: Ma Famille

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Romans 13: 1 & 7 (Thursday)

·        Church History - This week we plan to wrap up our unit on Islam. Expect a Quest on Thursday.

·        Math - Our math unit on fractions, percents, and ratios will also wrap up this week with a quest on Thursday. This unit has been a challenging one for many students, so some review time at home is strongly encouraged.

·        LA - Our short stories are nearly finished and are due for Wednesday. Next we turn our attention to our final novel study of the year, "The Gammage Cup". Poetry will be our focus in writing.

·        Science - Our unit on space continues to move along well

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory work: Psalm 33:12 (due Wednesday); Psalm 103:4 (due next Friday)

·        Church History: Test on Wednesday

·        Socials: We are going back to Ancient Civilizations for the next few weeks, focusing on Ancient Rome

·        Math: Starting a new unit on Operations with Fractions

·        Reading: Working on the final project for The Bronze Bow

·        Writing: We are continuing to work on our story projects

·        Art: Pictures for the contest are due by Wednesday end of day.

·        Thursday is Grade 8 Day! A note will be coming home today with more information

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory work: Psalm 33:12 (text) is due Wednesday; and Psalm 103:4 is due next Friday

·        Church History: We hope to begin review today and have a test on Wednesday

·        Socials: All roads lead to Rome - we begin a new unit on Ancient Rome this week.

·        Math: Starting a new unit on Operations with Fractions

·        Reading: Continued work on the final project for The Bronze Bow

·        Writing: We are continuing work on our story projects this week looking at Characters and Theme.

·        Art: Pictures for the contest are due by Wednesday end of day.

·        Current Events: Rico (Tuesday)

·        Library: Continued work on our Author Partner Projects due June 8

·        TWU Chemistry Field Trip on Tuesday - no open toed shoes!

·        Thursday is Grade 8 Day! A note will be coming home today with more information

 


May 7, 2018

General

·        This Thursday, May 10 will be Hamburger Day compliments of Credo Aid!

·        Sports Day is this Friday, May 11! We are looking forward to a fun-filled day of sports! Please see the attachment for a schedule, park location, events map and some reminders.

·        The Labels for Education® program will be coming to an end in 2018. All labels must be handed in to school by June 10th so that they can be deposited on time. A friendly reminder that only labels with the Labels for Education logo are currently accepted. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped the school out in this way! We have collected almost 40,000 labels!! With these labels we have received music stands and look forward to cashing in the remaining balance for something new for the students to enjoy.

Credo Aid

·        Sports Day this Friday! We will be running concession as a fundraiser - every little bit helps! Thank you to all those who are willing to volunteer so far, we still need a few more spots filled to help run concession...please contact Pearl Hoff to sign up. pearlhoff74@gmail.com

·        Don't forget about those Neufeld Farm Orders! Try something new for bbq season! Deadline for orders: Thursday, May 10! Send them to Renee, Audrey or Credo Aid Mailbox. Thanks for your support!

·        Mother's Day Fair: The week of the fair is here and we're so excited!!

We are still looking for volunteers, especially teens! Please help your teen pick a shift they can help with! We can sign on volunteers for them. Here is the link for your convenience :) https://signup.zone/mothers-day-fair

Lego drop off! We're excited to see what kinds of castles will come for the contest! We ask that the Lego creations are dropped off at the high school gym after school on Friday, May 11.

Have a peek at our amazing list of silent auction items! There's some fantastic options to bid on!

See you Saturday!!

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        Both groups have K this Friday for Sports Day!

·        No K Tuesday since it is kindergarten day for the next group of kindergarten students.

·        "Captains": W-Andrew, Th-Josie, No one on F.; Next M-Dominic

·        Bible: Ascension and Pentecost

·        Science: Wrap up our plants unit

·        Math: Graphing and numbers 1-16

·        The last scholastic order form of the year will come home this week. Why not order some books for birthdays, summer reading or camping?

·        Our June calendar will also come home this week. Really? June!

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Hymn 57:1

·        Bible stories: The last week of Jesus Life

·        Language Arts: ir says /er/ for bird, and ur says /ur/ for church

·        Sight word: sure Please review: were, where, very, again, have, live, give, once, two, some, come, from, does, what, said, too, only

·        Math: addition and subtraction

·        Science: Living and Non-living things

·        Any one missing a flashlight? We still have an unclaimed small silver flashlight from when we did our light experiments.

·        Social studies: natural and human made features of the local environment

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        This week is Sports Day! We look forward to seeing you as you cheer on our class. Know that if you are hanging out with us… I may put you to work. 

·        Language Arts: We are doing a schedule switch with Math for the rest of the year. This way the student will get more reinforcement in math. Because of that our Language arts will change a little bit. (They will just have Language Arts before recess, and not after as well.) Students have finished their senses poems. We will continue to look at suffixes, and will also focus on prefixes. We will be starting our final chapter book as well. “The Courage of Sarah Noble.” Our spelling words this week are: last, never, us, left, end, please, great.

·        Math: Students will begin a new unit on 2D Geometry this week and design their very own "Geometry City" which will include various geometric buildings and traffic signs.

·        Bible: Memory Work for the next two weeks is Ps. 104:1. We will continue our unit on James.

·        Social Studies: We will create our Landforms on Wednesday. If you volunteered to make salt dough, THANK YOU! We need it for this Wednesday.

·        Gym: Sports Day

·        Music: Note Values

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Paul’s missionary journeys

·        Memory: Philippians 2:3

·        Reading: Students are nearing the end of our novel study on Charlotte's Web and will be completing chapters 19-21 this week. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing: This week we’ll begin persuasive letter writing.

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are run, book, gave, order, and open.

·        Math: Motion geometry

·        P.E.: Sports Day prep

·        Art: Form

·        Science: Students should have turned in their second ecosystem report today. A reminder – these must come in the day they are due, and may be turned in early. I’ve told the students that each late report will cost 10% of their grade for the unit. This week we’ll study how plants and animals affect the ecosystem they are in. Look for a field trip form for Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary for May 17. We’d love some chaperones – no siblings for the drivers, please! (However, if you choose not to chaperone, you could take your younger children along and meet us at Reifel.)

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Church History: Mission work in Northern B.C.

·        Memory Work: no memory work this week.

·        Math: Decimals – adding and subtracting decimals.

·        Language Arts: Monday: Fables. Novel study – The Borrowers. Some reading comprehension exercises.

·        Spelling: No spelling this week.

·        Social Studies: Gold Rush! The impact of the Cariboo and Yukon gold rushes on B.C.’s history.

·        PE: Track and Field. Preparations for Sports Day.

·        Music: We are reviewing rhythms. It involves knowing our note and rest values. Besides that we continue to enjoy a few songs that we hope to share on the May 24thassembly. YJ

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry ~ A Survival Novel

·        Math: Transformational Geometry ~ Ordered Pairs continued and then review

·        Science: The Skeletal System – Joints and types of bones

·        French: Ma Famille ~ Writing Sentence about our families

·        Art: Dragon Art and then on the Aboriginal Art

·        Computers: Presentations of Provincial Slides Project and Typing Practice

·        This week Friday is Sports Day! We are looking forward to a wonderful day celebrating physical ability, teamwork and school spirit. We look forward to seeing many of you.

·        For those who like to plan ahead, the Waterslide Fieldtrip is planned for Thursday, June 7 and the Lynn Valley Hiking fieldtrip is planned for Thursday, June 14. We always enjoy it when parents come along! Now that May is here, it feels like the school year is gaining speed . . . hold on . . . 7 weeks to go!

·        Bible: Gospel Study: Looking at the synoptic gospels

·        Memory Work: Psalm 72:1(to be learned for May 17)

·        Writing: Word choice with a focus on the use of nouns

·        Spelling: Unit 14 will be tested next Thursday

·        Socials: Confederation of Canada

·        P.E.: Sports day practice

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Romans 13: 1 & 7

·        Church History - We continue on in our unit on Islam

·        Math - We hope to complete the final lessons of our fractions, percents and ratios unit this week. Expect an evaluation mid next week.

·        Science - Space has our attention this week again

·        LA - We plan to wrap up our short story unit this week.

·        PE - Sports Day is Friday!

·        Art - Students will have one final class for their poinitilism art on Tuesday. The project is due for Friday.

·        Current Events - Tuesday = Carson, Wednesday = Ryan, Thursday = Hendrik

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 104:3 (due Thursday) Psalm 33:12 (due next Wednesday)

·        Church History: Studying Pilgrims and Puritans in New England

·        Science: Climate Change presentations are tomorrow.

·        Math: Quiz on Probability on Wednesday.

·        Reading: Starting our final project on The Bronze Bow this week. Red duotangs are due on Wednesday!

·        Writing: In-school speech contest Monday. Working on our new unit: Story Writing!

·        Art: Remember to have your pictures printed for Wednesday's class!

·        Current Events: Mikayla (Tuesday), Lydia (Thursday)

·        Vocab Quiz on Thursday: exuberant, encompass, jubilant, plagiarize, resigned, generalize, humble, sovereign, baffled, variation, audacious, abolish

·        Hot Lunch on Thursday!

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 104:3 is due Thursday, Psalm 33:12 (text) due next Wednesday.

·        Church History: Continuing our look at Pilgrims and Puritans in New England

·        Science: Climate Change projects are due Tuesday.

·        Math: Quiz on Probability on Wednesday.

·        Reading: Beginning work on our final project for The Bronze Bow

·        Writing: In-school speech contest Monday. Working on our new unit: Story Writing!

·        Art: Photographs need to be printed for Wednesday's art class.

·        Current Events: Brynne (Tuesday), Everett (Thursday)

·        Vocab Quiz on Thursday: exuberant, encompass, jubilant, plagiarize, resigned, generalize, humble, sovereign, baffled, variation, audacious, abolish

·        Reminder! Sports Day forms (pink) need to handed back ASAP!

·        Hot Lunch Thursday!