April 26, 2017


 THURSDAY, April 27 – Chili, cinnamon roll, carrot sticks, applesauce

FRIDAY, April 28– Taco in a bag, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, mixed fruit

MONDAY, May 1 – Chicken patty, sweet potato fries, mixed vegetables, pears

TUESDAY, May 2 – Ham & Cheese, green beans, peaches, cookie

WEDNESDAY, May 3 – Breaded pork, carrots, roll, applesauce

Culture Fair:  Parents, please check with your child/children on progress of culture fair.  EACH group needs to complete all stated objectives on requirement sheet.  Also must dress in authentic wear, as well as have enough food for 50-75 people to taste test (very small portion sizes).  Please call school and talk to Mr. Schoonhoven, Mr. De Jager or Mrs. Sieck if need help.




FRIDAY, April 28 – Spring Concert/Culture Fair (Grades 3-8) 7:00 PM

MONDAY, May 1 – 100th Anniversary Souvenir Order Deadline

  • KOK sing at Hillcrest Nursing Home
  • Unity Ag Day

WEDNESDAY, May 3 – Western Christian Track Meet (Grades 6-8)     1:00 PM

                                Drivers:  D. Bos, R. Sieck, S. Miedema, J. Dekkers, B. Dekkers

THURSDAY, May 4 – Mother’s Day Tea  (K – 2nd Grade)  2:30 PM

MONDAY, May 8 –  5th – 6th Grade Outdoor Class at Oak Grove

(bring a sack lunch)

TUESDAY, May 9 – 4th/5th Grade Math Bee at Dordt College (leave @ 8:15)

  • 7th – 8th Grade Softball at Rock Valley 12:30, 1:15, and 2:00

                                   (need 3 drivers, please let Mr. S. know if you can drive)

WEDNESDAY, May 10 – 7th & 8th Grade Math Bee at Dordt 9:00 – 11:30 AM

– Dordt Track Meet (Grades 5-8)      12:00 PM

                                 (bus will bring students, BUT parents must pick them up)

FRIDAY, May 12 – Kindergarten go to Hawarden Hospital

  • KOK going to Launch Pad

SATURDAY, May 13 – K – 6th Grade Track Meet & Picnic   9:30 AM

(awards & picnic follow track meet)

WEDNESDAY, May 17 – Unity  Track Meet (Grades 6-8)          12:30 PM

                                 (bus will bring students, BUT parents must pick them up)

THURSDAY, May 18 – 8TH Grade Field Trip to Sioux Falls

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Justice for All

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, May 18 – 19 – Tulip Festival Parades  2:00 & 6:00

JUNE 2 – 3 – Sioux Center Celebration Days (work list and food list attached)




Tulip Festival Float:

If anyone is interested and willing to help with school’s 100th anniversary float for the Tulip Festival, please contact Marlin.

We are planning on K-4th Grade riding the float on Thursday at the 2:00 parade and Preschool, 5th – 8th Grade riding the float on Friday at the 2:00 parade.  We will be taking a bus with the children both afternoons to Orange City and back, so parents are not required to attend the afternoon parades.  But, we are asking for families to volunteer to come and have their children ride the float for the 6:00 parade on Thursday evening and Friday evening. 


Bus Information:

Parents:  Please remind your child if they have a snack on the bus to throw away the wrappers properly and keep our busses clean.  Our drivers do not or should not have to clean up after children.  Please show the respect and stewardliness to your bus drivers or we’ll have to cut out snacks all together!  Thanks Mr. S.



Reminder Cadet Sunday will be Sunday April 30 at Ireton CRC.

     Please be there at 9:00!      Please bring derby cars and other projects you have done

Our last regular meeting will be held April 26. We will be having a fun night with dads invited and refreshments. Meet at the clubhouse at 6:30!

We are planning our annual campout on May 5.  We will pick boys up at school and go to the South pit. Please pick up your child by 4:00 on Saturday afternoon. You can bring fishing poles, sleeping bags etc to meeting or church on the 30th if you would like. Thanks!

Hello ICS family! I wanted to take a moment to let you know that Kenton and I are adopting! We are very excited about the journey God has us on and cannot wait to meet the sweet babe that God has picked out for us. First and foremost, we would like to invite you to pray for us throughout the process. There is also an opportunity to help support us financially. Our first fundraiser is currently underway and we would love to have you participate! The “Precious” shirt runs in sizes 2T to 3XL and comes in Irish green. The “Joy” shirt runs in adult sizes only and comes in sapphire blue or dark grey. We will deliver the shirts after they are printed in a few weeks. Please order and pay online by May 5! If you would like to support us, but don’t want to purchase a shirt, you can donate directly to us. We greatly appreciate all the prayers and support!                       Mrs. Stina Howie



Soccer Practice Dates:  (3:30 – 5:00 PM)

April 27, May 1, May 8, May 9



Soccer                   May 2                   at Inwood Christian                          4:00 PM

Track                     May 3                   Western Christian Track Meet (Grades 6-8)   1:00

Track                     May 10                 Dordt Track Meet (Grades 5-8)          12:00 PM

                                 (bus will bring students, BUT parents must pick them up)

Soccer                   May 12                 Home vs Rock Valley Christian        4:00 PM

Track                     May 13                 ICS Track Meet (Grades K-6)            9:30 AM

Soccer                   May 15                 Home vs Sanborn Christian             4:00 PM

Track                     May 17                 Unity Christian Track Meet (Grades 6-8)  12:30

                                 (bus will bring students, BUT parents must pick them up)




Upcoming order dates are: May 15.

 TRIP questions can be answered by Donna or Nicki at school on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8:30 – 2:00.

TRIP Order form can be printed off the school website if you need one.

Orders need to be in the TRIP box in the school office or given to Donna Koopmans by 8:30 AM on order dates in your family envelopeNo late orders will be taken. Do not fax or call orders to my house – money needs to accompany orders or they will not be processed. Please try to remind your child to bring the order to their teacher or the office right away when they get to school, so that orders will not be forgotten or late.


100th Anniversary Souvenir Order Forms! 

ICS 100th Anniversary souvenir order forms can be found online.  We will be placing 2 orders; the first order deadline is May 1 and the second is July 22. Please return order form with correct payment to the school office if you would like to order anything.


“Like” our Facebook Page …Ireton Christian School 100th 

Share and add your friends.  Add old school pictures and bring back memories of ICS!  Thanks!


100th Anniversary!  Mark Your Calendars:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 PM  Carnival Games, School Tours, etc.

6:30 PM – Meal and program ($10/person cost for meal)

Please RSVP by emailing office@iretonchristianschool.com

by June 22, 2017 for meal and program.




Library News

Grade 3-8 students already have reached 4,700 AR points this year.  Congratulations!! Keep reading to see how high we can get this year.  Heads up that all library books must be turned in by May 19 this year.  Thanks to all for being diligent in reading and returning books on time.   Sharon Byker