January 14, 2015


Year’s Theme: HAVE NO FEAR!

January’s Theme: Fear of the Unknown

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6




THURSDAY, January 15 – Chili, cinnamon roll, carrot sticks, applesauce

FRIDAY, January 16 – B.B.Q. pork, French fries, baked beans, mixed fruit

MONDAY, January 19 – Hamburger stroganoff, green beans, peaches, go-gurt

TUESDAY, January 20 – Beef & cheese sandwich, carrots, vegetable soup,


WEDNESDAY, January 21 – Breaded pork, sweet potatoes, baked beans,

pears, bun


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, January 19 from 4-6 PM

The Parent Teacher Conferences are a request by a parent or teacher only – optional. Not required, but encouraged to attend for continued growth of students between teacher & parents.






went home on Monday. So, hopefully everyone got theirs and is sending out their letters. The 17th Annual ICS Bluegrass Concert will take place on March 28, 2015 at the BJ Haan Auditorium in Sioux Center. This year, the concert it earlier, March 29, so we will need everyone’s cooperation in getting out their letters soon! Please remember this is a HUGE part of our school’s financial needs. Also, please don’t forget to send a Thank You! It is vitally important. Your follow-up can make a difference in consistent contributors.

Deadline to turn in packets is only 3 weeks away on Monday, February 2!!


     We added a line to the business letter that states we MUST have their donation

by March 11 if they want to be included in the program.

     We are also including posters in the packets this year for you to hand out/hang

up at the businesses you contact. So, please help us get those hung up

and distributed.



WEDNESDAY, January 14 – Cadets 6:00 – 8:30 PM (archery shooting)

         – leave at 6 PM SHARP!

THURSDAY, January 15Boys BB Game vs Inwood (home) 4:00

Girls BB Game vs OCCS (home) (play after boys game)

                  Concession Stand: Fedders, Schoonhoven

FRIDAY, January 16 – All School Chapel – Wear “No Fear” T-Shirts

–        Report cards go home

–         Students attend Shanren (OC Arts Festival) at Unity Knight Center 1:30

MONDAY, January 19 – Parent Teacher Conferences 4-6 PM

TUESDAY, January 20 – All School Pep Rally

THURSDAY, January 22 – BB Game vs Sanborn Christian (away) 4:00

Leave at 2:50  Drivers: Van Beek, Vander Windt, Fedders, Weida

SATURDAY, January 24 – Girls BB Tournament at Unity & OCCS

THURSDAY, January 29 – BB Game vs SCCS (home) 4:00

Concession Stand Workers: Vander Windt, Dekkers

FRIDAY, January 30 – 3RD – 4TH Grade Ice Fishing with Sunday Ford

SATURDAY, January 31 – Boys BB Tournament at Trinity & Hull Christian


   …More information to come about weekly events




Will run for the month of February

(this takes the place of “Reading Rodeo” for the month)

Students will need to complete weekly slips and parents need to sign verifying the minutes read. Students who complete the 4 weekly slips will attend a party in March!

Preschool – 10 minutes/day (read to by parents)

Kindergarten – 15 minutes/day

1st & 2nd Grade – 20 minutes/day

3rd & 4th Grade – 25 minutes/day

5th & 8th Grade – 30 minutes/day




The next BOXTOP deadline (February 18) is quickly approaching! We have already turned in about $585.00 in boxtops for the year. Can you help us reach our goal of $1,000?

To help us reach our goal:

  • ask family, friends, grandparents to save boxtops for our school
  • check your packages for boxtops
  • cut out and trim your boxtops
  • check expiration dates (must be March 2015 or later)
  • count out boxtops into bundles of 50 and put each bundle into a
  • plastic or ziploc bag
  • keep BONUS boxtops separate from the bundles of 50, count how many you have and turn those in separately
  • Write your family name on the bags. We hope to give out a prize to the ICS family that turns the most boxtops in from our last collection date in October until February 18.

Contact Deanne Dekkers if you have any questions. Thank you!




January 21: 6:30 – 8:00

January 28: 6:30 – 8:00




Upcoming Order Dates:  February 2, February 23, March 16, April 7 (Tuesday), April 27, May 18.

We are going back to every 3 week order schedule for the remaining school year.

TRIP will be available in the office on Monday 8:15-2:00, Wednesday 8:15-3:00, and Friday 8:15-2:00.