August 31, 2016


 THURSDAY, September 1 –Shrimp, rice, broccoli, applesauce

FRIDAY, September 2 – Sub sandwich, French fries, carrots, mixed fruit

MONDAY, September 5 – No School – Labor Day

TUESDAY, September 6 – Chicken nuggets, tator tots, corn, peaches, roll

WEDNESDAY, September 7 – Hamburger casserole, green beans, muffin, pineapple



Reminder to turn in Hot lunch and NICSTO application to the school office before FRIDAY!

Reminder: Athletic physicals are needed for all students participating in sports. Please send to school as soon as possible.


CADETS … Cadet Kick-off will be on Wednesday, September 28 at the clubhouse. We will meet from 6:30 – 8:00. This is for boys in grades 4th – 8th.




MONDAY, September 5 – No School – Labor Day

TUESDAY, September 6 – School Pictures

(order forms coming home with each child today…order form and

   payment must be returned with your child the day of pictures)

SATURDAY, September 10 – Volleyball Tournament at Western Christian

MONDAY, September 12 – School Board Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 14 – Jr High Prediction Run at Unity 4:15

FRIDAY, September 16 – All School Chapel

–        Volleyball game vs SCCS (home) 4:00

SATURDAY, September 17 – Rally Day Sale

(Supper 5:00 Auction at 6:30)

THURSDAY, October 6 – No School – Heartland Teacher Conference

FRIDAY, October 7 – No School – Heartland Teacher Conference





The 2016-2017 School Handbook/Directory

is coming home TODAY. Please look for this in their backpack (neon pink cover) and put it in a safe spot so you have it throughout the year for reference.



Any parents or grandparents interested in volunteering? Contact Mr. Schoonhoven at or call 278-2245.




WANTED: POOL NOODLES … If anyone has any pool noodles they are not wanting anymore, Mrs. Kroeze would like them. Please bring to school if you have any you would like to donate.





Thanks to everyone who agreed to be room mothers. We have all our classrooms with at least 2 moms and we are ready to have a great year. The new updated room mom list is as follows. Thanks again to everyone for helping out in our classrooms.

Kindergarten—Angie Zomermaand & Mandy Bonnema

1st & 2nd Grade—Angela Dekkers, JinHee Klompien

3rd & 4th Grade—Nicki Weida & Aftan Koopmans

5th & 6th Grade—Deanne Dekkers, Lisa Erickson, Angela Kuperus

7th & 8th Grade—Chris Van Beek & Pam Fedders

Rally day baskets

Kindergarten: Chocolate/Coffee Lovers Basket

1st & 2nd Grade: Animal Adventures

3rd & 4th grade: Family Road Trip Basket

5th & 6th Grade: Hawkeye vs. Cyclones

7th & 8th Grade: High School themed basket




September 2, September 6, September 8, September 12, September 13


Upcoming order dates are: September 12, October 10, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 12.

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 envelope. No 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.



You are invited to the Hawarden Community Center on Monday,

September 5 for a pancake breakfast put on by the Hawarden Christian Education Unit. Serving will be from 7:30 – 10:00 AM. The menu includes eggs, sausage and pancakes. Cost is adult $8.00, children 5-12 years old $5.00, and under 5 year old are free.


Accelerated Reader Information:
Accelerated Reader is an online program we use for grades 3-8. Each grade has a different amount of points needed each quarter. These are put on each grade’s weekly note. Students are only allowed to take these quizzes at school. But parents can login at home and check their child’s progress. On the Ireton Christian school website on the homepage under the “helpful to you” section, there is a link called ” AR Home Connect”. Parents can login with the child’s login they use at school and view their progress, which books they’ve taken quizzes on (the bookshelf), and also which books are available to take quizzes on and how many points it is worth (AR Book Finder…bottom right corner). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.