February 6, 2019


THURSDAY, February 7 – Chicken nuggets, roll, corn, mixed fruit

FRIDAY, February 8 – Tavern, roll, french fries, baked beans, peaches

MONDAY, February 11 Goulash, roll, salad, pears

TUESDAY, February 12  Breakfast pizza, hash browns, carrot sticks, applesauce

WEDNESDAY, February 13 Chicken tetrazzini, bread, green beans,

mixed fruit




NO EAST BUS ROUTE (GERALD’S BUS) ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (AM OR PM).  Please carpool or bring and pick up your children that day.





FRIDAY, February 8 – Pajamas/Crazy Hair/Gum Day

  • 1:30 dismissal (teacher work day)

MONDAY, February 11 – Deadline to turn in concert packets

February 11 – 15 – Pixie Week (more info will come home FRIDAY)

THURSDAY, February 14 – Wear red/pink

MONDAY, February 18 – No School – President’s Day

FRIDAY, February 22Beach Day

MONDAY, February 25 – Auxiliary Meeting   7:00 PM

THURSDAY, February 28 – Band/Ensemble Concert  5:00 PM

FRIDAY, March 1 – Bowling Party for RAMM




If your child has nay flu like symptoms or cold symptoms, please keep them at home for allotted amount of time to ensure they are no longer contagious before returning to school. We are currently seeing a large case of flu going through our school and want to deter that as much as possible.              Thanks, Mr. Schoonhoven




Reminder that Concert packets are due on this coming Monday, February 11.  Please do not send your packet back if you are not finished with them.  But, please keep working on them and getting them wrapped up.  If any checks come to school for a business, we will send an email to you with the amount and who it’s from, so you can send out tickets and thank you.



Ireton Christian School will be having a Band/Ensemble concert for all familes, friends, and supporters of ICS students on Thursday, February 28  at 5:00 PM.  This was added because the Fall Band concert was cancelled.  There will be a reception to follow.  Please come and hear our Jr. High Band/Ensemble perform!


IA Assessments

Grades 3-8 are having IA Assessment testing the mornings of February 4-12.  Please try to avoid Dr. appointments or kids having to be out of school during this time.



Next Auxiliary meeting will be February 25th at 7:00 pm in the All purpose room.  PLEASE save the date on your calendar.  (Auxiliary members are all moms of the school)  Sorry it wasn’t with Society Meeting but I am gone this week so had to move it back.  Any questions let me know.  Thanks, Angela Dekkers



Which FAMILY can collect & turn in the most MOST BOXTOPS before February 20, 2019? Check the dates (March 1, 2019 or later) then count out 50 boxtops, put them in a baggie with the family name on it and send to school. There will be a PRIZE for the FAMILY that turns in the most boxtops! DEADLINE IS 2 weeks away.



Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is currently selling Culver’s frozen custard certificates.  Packets are available in increments of 5 single pints for $20.  Please contact Miss Heidi if you are interested in purchasing some packets.  Sales end February 20Thanks for your support!



On Monday, February 4 our Spring Society meeting was held for passing of the 2019-2020 budget. The Finance committee did a great job of balancing the budget for another year. With that a couple changes were: 1) No more CSI pension for qualifying staff/faculty but will be doing a matching IRA (school will match up to 3% of employee’s contribution), this will save the school approximately $11,000, but needed to offset required payment to CSI for past member dues ($8480). Also tuition was adjusted by 2% and teachers were given 3.5% raise (this offsets the pension plan they were originally getting of 8%, which was currently paid by employer). Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Schoonhoven, Josh Hooyer, or Bryan Bonnema.



Upcoming Order Dates:   February 25, March 18, April 8 (last order before payout), April 29, May 13.

Fleet Farm gift cards are now available and we do have some on hand.

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 envelope.  Late orders will be filled with any on hand stock we may have.  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.




February is “Spirit” month at ICS!

February 8:  Pajamas/ Crazy Hair/Gum Day

February 11-15: Pixie Week (more info will come out on Friday)

February 14:  Wear red/pink

February 22:  Beach Day

March 1:  Bowling party for all students that meet the RAMM goals for the

month of February.


February is Read-A-Million minutes as well!

This will replace Reading Rodeo for the month of February.  Students will need to read daily and turn in slips weekly with number of minutes read that week.  There will be a “party” for all students who turn in weekly slips and make their total goal for the month.  Read! Read! Read!

TK/K – 15 minutes/day (parents may read to child)

1st-2nd Grade – 20 minutes/day

3rd-4th Grade – 25 minutes/day

5th-8th Grade – 30 minutes/day