Canadian Reformed Schoolsof the Fraser Valley

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Sept. 25, 2017

General

·        Educational Assistant Employment Opportunity: In order to meet the learning needs of all students at our school, the Board of Credo Christian Elementary School invites candidates to apply for full-time (or part-time) Educational Assistant position(s), effective as soon as possible. A successful candidate

o   loves being around elementary children,

o   understands the privilege of education in a Christian school,

o   has appropriate training / experience working with children with special needs,

o   and is a member of a Canadian, American, or United Reformed Church.

If you are interested, please submit a resumé and cover letter by Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

For inquiries, please contact Principal Otto Bouwman by email at o.bouwman@credoces.org or by phone at 604.530.1131 (school) (or 360.510.1524 – cell).

Please submit your application to Mr. Will VanOene, Secretary of the Board, at wgvanoene@gmail.com.

·        Ride for Refuge is this Saturday, September 30! Have you registered or donated? rideforrefuge.org. Our team is the "Credo Cubs". We have only 3 riders and about $500 pledged. Why not join or donate? The team was not visible on the website for a time, but that has now been resolved, so please check back if you tried earlier. The money goes to Mercy Ships, an amazing way to show Jesus' love to those in serious need.

Credo Aid

·        Don't forget to get your Neufeld Farms orders in soon!! Deadline for orders: Monday, October 2. Pick up date: Wednesday, October 11, 2:30 SHARP at the school. If you haven't received an order form, you can check the Credo Aid facebook page for an online link, or go in together with a friend or family member. Contact Audrey at saleyenhorst@gmail.com or 604-857-1709 if you have any questions!

·        Shop Easy: Deadline by the end of this week to get your 12 post dated cheques in order to receive your $10 gift card!

·        For Your Information: The Credo Aid board is meeting tonight. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Leona at lhuttema@hotmail.com.

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        No K this Friday. Our October calendar is in your child's agenda.

·        Please return the field trip permission slip. This field trip is preschool and stroller friendly. KA - if your permission slip is not at school today, please e-mail Leslie. Even if you are not driving, you are welcome to come to Leslie's house for birthday cupcakes. KB - sorry it is not Jen's birthday so no cupcakes. KB has enough drivers. Thanks!

·        As the seasons change, remember your child goes outside rain or shine everyday. Please dress your child for the changing BC weather.

·        Letters - Gg for goat and Qq for queen. Keep on practicing. Try to keep it short and positive.

·        Bible: Creation

·        Science - Signs of Fall

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Grade one days off this week Wednesday and Thursday.

·        Library for students who have Wednesdays off is on Thursday.

·        You will be receiving a Chickadee paper in the agenda pocket. Please sign it even if you don’t want it. If I get all slips returned and sent in our class will receive a Chickadee subscription free for the year.

·        Scholastic flyers are coming home this week. If you order anything and are sending a cheque, please write it out to: Scholastic Canada Ltd. I’ll be sending the order out on Friday.

·        Memory work for Friday is Psalm 119:11 (Bible)

·        Bible stories: Hagar and Ishmael, The Three Visitors, Sodom and Gomorrah

·        Language Arts: we will continue to review vowels and begin introducing blends

·        Sight words: please review to and do. I left the note on the sight words label about how to review stop words. I’ll remove it next week. Follow the same procedure for all of the sight words we learn this school year.

·        Math: number sense

·        Science: objects in the sky

·        We are going on our first field trip tomorrow. Thanks to all the Moms who offered to drive. Please meet us at the school at 8:40. We have to be in Surrey at the Nature Park by 9:20.

·        Thanks so much for the enthusiastic drivers’ response for the Oct. 3 field trip. We actually have too many drivers so if you wish to bow out for Oct. 3 let us know this week. Thanks.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language arts: Stop words this week are: their, who, come.

·        This week we will be looking at the structure of stories, as well as a continuation on the 1-1-1 rule and open syllables.

·        Math: This week students will learn to concretely, pictorially and symbolically demonstrate place value concepts to give meaning to numbers.

·        Bible: Students will learn about the young life of Samuel. Memory work is Psalm 121:1 (from Psalm book)

·        Social studies: Community of Langley

·        Gym: Dribbling.

·        Art: Warm and cool colours

·        Music: rhythm and learning songs for our thanksgiving assembly.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Israel travels to Sinai

·        Memory: Matt. 22:37-40

·        Reading: This week students will be introduced to another useful strategy they can use when decoding longer words - dividing words into syllables. - Mrs. M.

·        Writing: Imaginative narratives

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are few, those, always, show, and large.

·        Math: Comparing and ordering numbers

·        Social Studies: Maps and mapping

·        Art: Colour

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: underhand throw

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Agenda: WEDNESDAY: Math Unit Test – Number Patterns. Please also keep an eye out for upcoming Bible and Socials tests, likely next week.

·        Bible: King David: Trouble in David’s family. David’s last years. Unit review.

·        Memory Work: BoP Psalm 113:1.

·        Math: Number Patterns: unit review. Unit test on Wednesday.

·        Language Arts: We are getting ready to begin a novel study of Farley Mowatt’s Owls in the Family. Up first, a study of owls – species, habitats, habits, etc.

·        Spelling: List 3. See student agendas for spelling list.

·        Socials: John Cabot. Unit review activities. Expect a test early next week.

·        Applied Design: Thank you for sending such an assortment of games to school! Looking ahead a bit: Supplies will be needed soon as students begin working on their game board creations. Any empty (flattened) cereal boxes, old game pieces or counters (even old buttons would do!), foam letters, etc. that you can donate would be very much appreciated!

·        PE: Soccer skills. Some time will also be given to discuss hiking preparedness.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Gentle Ben ~ pros and cons of an arguments

·        Math: Word Problems with Addition and Subtraction of Large Numbers

·        Science: The impact of using natural resources on the environment

·        Computers: Learning about the new typing program

·        French: Numbers 1-10 and Number Booklet

·        Art: Portfolio Covers

·        We had a fabulous time camping last week. Thanks to all the parents who came along.

·        Church History: The Church and the Monastery

·        Memory Work: Hymn 63:3 for Friday, Sept. 29

·        Writing: Word Choice trait: Idea development

·        Spelling: A list of eighteen words will be worked on over a period of approx. 2 weeks. Students will be tested on Unit 1 on Friday, September 29th

·        Socials: Natural resources of Canada focus.

·        P.E.: Soccer

Grade Six – Miss Harink

·        Bible - Moving on from the Flood, tower of Babel is next. Test will be Friday.

·        Math - We continue on with our unit on whole numbers

·        Writing - This week we will begin with writing a story combing what we learned about voice and ideas.

·        Reading - We will continue on with Wonder.

·        PE- Our unit on soccer continues.

·        Science - We will finish up our unit on the nervous system with a test on Thursday.

Grade Seven A –Miss Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 145:4 (due Friday)

·        Bible: Wrapping up our introductory unit with a test on Tuesday

·        Science: Continuing our study of ecosystems

·        Math: Continuing to work on our final unit project, creating an expression clock. Due Friday.

·        Reading: We are making our way through A Wrinkle in Time. Interview/Letter due Thursday.

·        Writing: Persuasive Essays will be due on Wednesday. We will begin FSA preparation this week.Art: Portfolio cover is due Wednesday.

·        Vocab: Quiz on Friday: melancholy, constrain, incredulous, accentuate, benevolent, concise, insolent, consistent.

·        Current Events: Tuesday: Genoa, Thursday: Courtney

·        Book Talks: Genoa, Naomi

Grade Seven B –Miss Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 145:4 will be due this Friday.

·        Bible: We have a test on Tuesday for our unit “Review: Adam to David”.

·        Reading: We are halfway through our novel study A Wrinkle in Time. Interview / Letter due Thursday.

·        Writing: Persuasive Essays will be due on Wednesday. We will begin FSA preparation this week.

·        Math: Continuing to work on our final unit project, creating an expression clock. Due Friday.

·        Science: Continuing our Ecosystems unit.

·        Vocab: Quiz Friday on the words: melancholy, constrain, incredulous, accentuate, benevolent, concise, insolent, consistent.

·        Current Events: Natalie - Tuesday, Lionel - Thursday

·        Book Talks: Everett, Nate - Wednesday

 


Sept. 18, 2017

General

·        Volunteer Request: During last week's staff meeting, we discussed the role parent volunteers could help out in the school in meaningful ways. Several mothers have indicated they would be happy to help out, for which we are very grateful. In addition to those who already have concrete plans in place to help out, if you would be able to help out in a classroom at one or more of the following times on a regular weekly basis, could you please contact our principal (o.bouwman@credoces.org) as soon as possible? These are times during which some teachers have indicated they would love to have an assistant regularly in their classroom. Thank you so much!

o   Wednesday 9:00 – 10:15

o   Friday 9:30 – 10:15

o   Friday 1:00 – 3:00

·        Have you registered or sponsored someone for our Ride for Refuge fund raiser? To sponsor or join, we are the Credo Cubs. The ride will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30. The money raised goes to support Mercy Ships. Please check out their web site mercyships.ca and see the amazing work they do.

Credo Aid

·        Credo Aid is venturing into a new fundraiser! A Neufeld Farm order form will be coming home with your oldest child today. Please enjoy looking through it and have it returned to the school for the Credo Aid mailbox or Renee Leffers (Langley Church) or Audrey Leyenhorst (Aldergrove Church), by Monday, October 2. Pick up date for your orders are Thursday, October 11 at the elementary school 2:30. We look forward to sharing this product with you and hearing your feed back regarding it. For more information about Neufeld Farms, please check out their web site www.neufeldfarms.ca/fundraising. Any other questions, please contact Audrey Leyenhorst 604-857-1709 or saleyenhorst@gmail.com

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        No K this Friday for either group.

·        Please look for a permission slip for our first field trip and an October calendar.

·        Bible: Creation - Days 1 & 2

·        Letters: Cc is for cookie, Dd is for dog and Aa is for apple. Please practice the printing the letter and the corresponding sound. Thanks!

·        Science: 5 senses.

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Grade one days off this week Wednesday and Thursday.

·        Memory work for Friday is Psalm 136:4 (bk of p)

·        Bible stories: God’s promises to Abram, Abram and Sarai in Egypt, Lot’s choice

·        Language Arts: we are reviewing consonants and vowels.

·        Sight words: to and do. Please read the notes(on the sight words label) about how to review stop words.

·        Math: sorting

·        Science: objects in the sky

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language arts: We will be working on open syllable words, as well as the 1-1-1 doubling rule. Our stop words this week are: that, are, word.

·        Show and tell: Tuesday for the boys, and Thursday for the girls. (This will be for the entire year.)

·        Math: This week we will work on improving numeracy skills through building, grouping and estimating numbers.

·        Bible: Review of Ruth, with a test on Tuesday. We will then start to learn about Samuel. Hannah’s prayer is answered, the Lord speaks to Samuel. Our memory work is the same as last week. Colossians 1:16-17.

·        Social Studies: A look at the community of Langley.

·        Music: Rhythm

·        Art: Warm and cool colours

·        Gym: Overhand throw.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: The Ten Plagues

·        Memory: Psalm 81:1

·        Reading: This week we will continue to work on identifying prefixes and suffixes to decode multi-syllable words. – Mrs. M.

·        Writing: Thinking maps to encourage critical thinking skills, including see analogies, parts of a whole, and cause and effect.

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are below, saw, something, thought, both. This week students will continue to receive developmentally appropriate SKILL words. They will learn and practice these at school, and should not need to practice them at home (but I try to send home the spelling booklets by Thursday in case they do want to practice the SKILL words also).

·        Math: Skip counting

·        Art: Colour

·        P.E.: Fundamental Movement Skills: underhand throw

·        Social Studies: Mapping skills

·        Thanks for a 100% turn-in rate of the first round of Weekly Reading Logs. Some parents have asked how many minutes are expected. I’m looking for 80 minutes total for the week – be that on one day or spread across the week. You are more than welcome to set higher expectations for your child!

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Bible: King David: David’s sin. Nathan’s rebuke.

·        Memory Work: 1 Samuel 16:7, in connection to our King David Bible unit.

·        Math: Number Patterns: Equations involving addition and subtraction.

·        Language Arts: Short stories unit, “Together is Better”. During this unit, students will also make a study of some writing conventions.

·        Spelling: List 2. See student agendas for spelling list.

·        Socials: Lief Ericsson. Christopher Columbus.

·        Applied Design: students will be asked to bring 1-2 favourite board games or simple card games (matching, for example) to school by next week Monday. Please label these games with your last name. Expect these games to remain at school for at least a month. Thanks in advance!

·        PE: Starting this week, all grade 4s are expected to have the appropriate gym shirt and shorts. Shirts can be purchased from the office for $8.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Gentle Ben

·        Math: Addition and Subtraction of large numbers

·        Science: Natural Resources - Sustainable Resources (Water, Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry)

·        Computers: We hope to start using the new CHROME BOOKS! YAH!

·        This week we hope to go camping to Alice Lake. There will be a sheet coming home today with a detailed list of what to bring. Parents that are coming along are: Brad deBoer, Jason Devries, Brad VanOene , Mike Homan, Linda Vane and James Stiksma. If you want to join last minute . . . just let us know. We are looking forward to a great trip. Please be at the school at 7:55 ready to go with all camping equipment.

·        Church History: The Church and the Monastery

·        Memory Work: Hymn 63:3 for Friday, Sept. 29

·        Writing: Word Choice trait: Introduction to the Idea writing trait

·        Spelling: A list of eighteen words will be worked on over a period of approx. 2 weeks. Students will be tested on Unit 1 on Friday, September 29th

·        Socials: Quiz on Tuesday on Canada’s provinces/terr. and capitals. There are lots of computer games to test students’ knowledge of these facts.

·        P.E.: Cooperative game of handball

·        Music: Music will be on Tuesday and Thursday, and the students will learn how to play the ukulele under the tutelage of Mrs. Yvonne Jacobi

Grade Six – Miss Harink

·        Bible - Having compared the Genesis creation account to the Babylonian, Enuma Elish, we now move on to the stories of the Fall, Cain, Able, Seth and the Flood.

·        Writing - We continue to hone our 'non-squirrely' writing skills : focused on one idea supported by colourful details!

·        Reading - Wonder continues to be enjoyed by all!

·        Math- Unit 2 on Whole Numbers starts this week

·        Science - Having learned all about the brain and spinal cord's role in our nervous system, we will now move on to the role of our senses.

Grade Seven A –Miss Nobel

·        Memory Work: Hymn 73:2 (due Friday) Psalm 145:4 (due next Friday)

·        Bible: Finishing our first unit this week, with a test scheduled for next week Tuesday. Their assignment looking at examples in the Old Testament showing God keeping His promises to Abraham is due Tuesday.

·        Reading: Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin are beginning their adventure to find Meg and CW's father. We will continue to read about it in A Wrinkle in Time this week.

·        Writing: Persuasive Paragraphs are due on Tuesday. We will be finishing our unit on Persuasive Writing with one final essay that we will begin working on this week.

·        Math: One last lesson, Order of Operations, followed by a test this week Thursday.

·        Computers: Hopefully the students will be introduced to Google Classroom this week!

·        Science: We continue our study of Ecosystems. Their Needs of Living Things assignment is due on Wednesday.

Grade Seven B –Miss Krikke

·        Memory Work: Hymn 73:2 will be due this Friday and Psalm 145:4 will be due next Friday.

·        Bible: "God Keeps His Covenant Promise" assignment questions and drawing is due on Tuesday. Looking towards the end of this unit, a test is scheduled for next week Tuesday.

·        Reading: We continue with our novel study A Wrinkle in Time and continue our work on predicting what happened to Mr. Murry.

·        Writing: Persuasive Paragraphs are due on Tuesday. We will be finishing our unit on Persuasive Writing with one final essay that we will begin working on this week.

·        Math: One last lesson, on Order of Operations, followed by a test this week Thursday.

·        Computers: This week students will begin using Google Classroom and learn how to work on assignments within this new, virtual classroom.

·        Science: The "Needs of Living Things" partner assignment is due on Wednesday. We will continue looking at Ecosystems and their various parts.

·        Library: Continue working on your Reading Logs.