January 16, 2019


THURSDAY, January 17 Chicken nugget, roll, broccoli & cheese

FRIDAY, January 18  Pulled pork, roll, french fries, baked beans, pineapple

MONDAY, January 21 Tater tot casserole, muffin, green beans, pears

TUESDAY, January 22 Stromboli, french fries, salad, mandarin oranges

WEDNESDAY, January 23 Orange chicken, rice, carrots, pineapple




ICS is planning on Transitional Kindergarten class again for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the office and let them know if you plan to enroll in TK.  Thanks!




Attached to this note is a copy of the Thank you letter you can use to send to your businesses after they make a donation to the concert.   



FRIDAY, January 18 – Report Cards sent home

SATURDAY, January 19 – Ice Fishing Tournament

MONDAY, January 21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

(parent or teacher requested)

  • School Board Meeting

THURSDAY, January 24 – BB Game vs SCCS  4:00 PM

               Concession Stand Workers:  Erickson, Pullman

SATURDAY, January 26 – Girl’s BB Tournament at Unity

SATURDAY, February 2 – Boy’s BB Tournament at Western



Upcoming Order Dates:  February 4, 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.




Ireton Christian School will be hosting its 3rd annual ice fishing tournament THIS SATURDAY, January 19, 2019 at Emerson Bay on West Lake Okoboji.  More details and registration forms are available on the school website at www.iretonchristianschool.com.  For more questions, please contact Mary Hooyer at 712-540-3019 or mary.hooyer@yahoo.com.



UNITY CHRISTIAN HOMECOMING 2019 …will be held on Friday, January 25. Unity alumnus from the class of 2009, Nathan Nieuwendorp, will speak at chapel at 1:30 p.m. The Homecoming court will be presented after the speaker. Evening activities, beginning at 6:00 p.m., will include basketball games, presentation of Homecoming royalty, and dance team performances. All alumni and friends of UCHS are invited to the afternoon and evening activities. Former ICS student Joey Schoonhoven is up for Homecoming King.



Education Partners is selling cupcakes as a fundraiser.  Order forms are attached to this note.  They are due back to school by Wednesday, February 6.  They can be picked up at school on Wednesday, February 13.  Checks can be made out to Education Partners.




Thanks you SO MUCH for your support, keep up the good work!! I just brought in 16 bags of pop cans!!  Just a few reminders:  There are Brommer bags, in the closet across from the office that you can take home and fill up.  Just fill to the proper line on the bag. Brommers has boxes to that your bag can go into to make is a little easier.  Also, if possible, please keep cans, bottles and liters separate in your bags so we don’t have to spend so much time separating. Finally, if you want to bring your bags right to Brommers in SIoux Center, you sure can.  Just bring them in and tell the ladies they are for Ireton Christian School and please have them write it in the book.  Any questions, please ask.  Thanks again for your support in this way, Angela Dekkers



February is “Spirit” month at ICS!  Starting on Friday, January 25 with wearing school colors/apparel and having a pep rally.  There will be many different activities going on throughout the month.

February 1:  Twinsies Day (dress like someone)

February 8:  Pajamas/ Crazy Hair/Gum Day

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

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




Ireton Christian School will be having a Band/Ensemble concert for all familes, friends, and supporters of ICS students on Thursday, February 21 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!