December 13, 2017


THURSDAY, December 14 – Corn dog, peanut butter cookie, baked

beans, applesauce

FRIDAY, December 15 – Goulash, bread & peanut butter, carrots,

mandarin oranges

MONDAY, December 18 –  Fish patty, roll, baked yams, mixed fruit

TUESDAY, December 19 – Tuna casserole, bread, green beans, pears

WEDNESDAY, December 20– Chicken nuggets, tater tots, corn, roll,





Ireton Christian School will be hosting a Soup Supper and Cookie Walk on Monday, December 18.  Serving from 5-7pm in the gym.  Soups: chili, potato, chicken. Taverns, coneys and hotdogs, pies, desserts and ice cream. Free will donation.  Please make sure you look at the lists and know what you are required to bring. 


FRIDAY, December 15 – All School Chapel – Wear Chapel shirt

  • BB game at Hull Christian 4 PM

Drivers: Weida, Bonnema, Pullman, Van Beek, Kuperus

MONDAY, December 18 – Grades 1st – 4th to Hillcrest Nursing Home

  • Soup Supper and Cookie Walk 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • No Basketball Practice after school due to soup supper

TUESDAY, December 19 – BB game at Rock Valley Christian  4 PM

Drivers: J. Dekkers, Noyes, Sieck, Noteboom, Weida

DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 1 – No SchoolChristmas Break

MONDAY, January 2 – School Resumes

THURSDAY, January 4 – BB game vs St Johns/Zion Lutheran (home)  4 PM

Concession Stand: Noyes, Fedders

TUESDAY, January 9 – BB game vs Sanborn (home)  4 PM

Concession Stand: Van Beek, J. Dekkers

FRIDAY, January 12 – End of 2nd Quarter, Dismiss at 11:30





For the soup supper bake sale this year, we will be having a Christmas goodie plate. We are asking each family to bring 3 doz (or more) Christmas cookies and/or candy to school by 4:00 PM on Monday. (They do not need to be priced.) At the soup supper, you can look at what is available & pick what you would like to put on your plate. We will weigh your selection & each pound will sell for $7. Some ideas for goodies to bring are fudge, Christmas cutout cookies, peanut butter balls, oreo balls, bing bars, peanut clusters, etc. These will make great snacks to take to all those holiday gatherings, give away to teachers, mailmen, bus drivers, etc. Any questions, please contact Kim Rens or Angela Kuperus



Reminder that ALL students (Preschool – 8th grade) need outdoor winter clothing brought to school each day.  This includes boots, snow pants, gloves, and stocking hat.



It’s Christmas time and the season of giving. We would like to show our teachers, and all of our staff (bus drivers, cook, librarian, secretaries, and everyone who works here in our school) how much we appreciate what they do for our school. So, we need your help in giving our staff a Christmas gift from all of us here at ICS and KOK. If you would like to contribute to the gift we give the teachers and staff there will be a box sitting out by the office for the next few weeks, and also sitting out at the musical coming up next week for you to place your money in. Please help us give a gift to our staff this holiday season. The PTA will take this money and equally distribute it between all the staff before the Christmas break. Thanks so much for helping us with this. If you have any questions please contact Bryan or Mandy Bonnema

Hot Lunch Accounts

We are having a Hot Lunch audit by the state in February and ALL hot lunch accounts must be paid up.  So, please try to stay current on your hot lunch bill.



Ireton Christian School will be hosting its 2nd annual ice fishing tournament on January 20, 2018 at Emerson Bay on West Lake Okoboji.  More details and info to come in next month’s announcements and on the school website.


A flyer went home on Friday with discounted 100th Anniversary souvenir items.  These would make great Christmas gifts for that hard to buy for person.  Items can be purchased by stopping at school during school hours.  Let us make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year while supporting your school.



Upcoming order dates are: January 15, February 5, February 26, March 19, April 9 (last order before cutoff), May 7.

 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.



West Route Bus Schedule for December 18-20

Monday:  Randy Van Wyhe AM; Marlin Schoonhoven PM

Tuesday:  Randy Van Wyhe AM; Randy Van Wyhe PM

Wednesday:  Randy Van Wyhe AM, Randy Van Wyhe PM



…for some home basketball games on

Tuesday, January 9

Tuesday, January 23.

Let Marlin Schoonhoven know if you are able to help us.



All games are Girl/Boy (girls play first, with exception ONLY BOYS vs Homeschoolers)


Fri, Dec 15                   at Hull Chr………………………………4pm

Tues, Dec 19               at RVCS ………………………………….4pm

Thurs, Jan 4                HOME vs St Johns/Zion Lutheran..4pm

Tues, Jan 9                  HOME vs Sanborn………………..…4pm

Mon, Jan 15                HOME vs OCCS……………………….4pm

Tues, Jan 16                HOME vs SCCS………………………..4pm

Tues, Jan. 23              HOME vs Homeschoolers……….4pm (boys only / 5-6 quarters)

Sat, Jan 27                   GIRLS Tournament at Trinity Chr/Hull Christian

Sat, Feb 3                     BOYS Tournament at Unity Christian/Orange City Christian



God’s Creation Calendars

The Team Ten Napel God’s Creation Calendars are here.  Each one has beautiful pictures of God’s creation throughout our world and scripture for each week.  The profits from these calendar sales goes to “Relay for Life”.  Limited amount on hand.  If interested, please contact Susan Ten Napel at 278-2520.  If no answer, please leave a message.  $10.00 per calendar.  Team Ten Napel thanks you for your support to find a cure for cancer that strikes so many of our friends and family. 



Jr. High Des Moines Trip

We are planning on Thursday, May 3 to go on our Jr. High Des Moines Trip.  Each student will need to raise $40-45 for the trip.  This includes fee for Living History Farms and 2 meals.  We encourage students to do jobs to earn money instead of parents paying for it.  Ideas include…bake sale, raking leaves, helping grandparents.