January 3, 2018


THURSDAY, January 4 – Shrimp, rice, broccoli, strawberry cup

FRIDAY, January 5 – Pizza, garden salad, peas, applesauce

MONDAY, January 8 – Hamburger, tater tots, corn, roll, mixed fruit

TUESDAY, January 9 – Stromboli, trail mix, peas, mandarin oranges

WEDNESDAY, January 10– Popcorn chicken, roll, green beans, pears




We are needing to put together a School Improvement Team for our upcoming CSI Review.  This “team” will be made of up of parents, board members, and staff.  If you are willing to be on this, please contact the school and let us know.  We will be having our first meeting on Thursday, January 25 with our advisor to get the process started.  Any questions, let us know.



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

Concession Stand: Noyes, Pullman

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

Concession Stand: Van Beek, J. Dekkers

FRIDAY, January 12 – All School Chapel – Wear chapel shirts

  • End of 2nd Quarter, Dismiss at 11:30

MONDAY, January 15BB game vs OCCS (home)  4 PM

Concession Stand: Erickson, Zomermaand

TUESDAY, January 16 – BB game vs SCCS (home)  4 PM

Concession Stand: Kuperus, Sieck

FRIDAY, January 19 – Report Cards sent home

SATURDAY, January 20 – Ice Fishing Tournament

MONDAY, January 22 – Parent/Teacher Conference  3:30 – 6:00 PM

(at request from teacher or parents)

(or schedule a time that works best on another date)

TUESDAY, January 23 – BB game vs Homeschoolers (home)(boys only) 4 PM

Concession Stand:  Noteboom


WEDNESDAY, February 7 – 11:30 dismissal (Teacher Professional Development)

MONDAY, February 12 – PTA/Society/Auxiliary Meeting  7 PM



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 registration form are on the school website.

At our upcoming ICS Ice Fishing Tourney, we serve our hard working fishermen soup and cinnamon rolls! Attached is a food list with the recipes for the soup, which needs to be dropped off by January 19. See bottom of food list for further instructions. Any questions, please contact Angie Zomermaand. Thanks!



January 26 – Pep Rally …Wear school apparel or school colors

(red & black)

February 2 – Hats, Shades, Gum, Lollipop Day

February 9 – Cowboy Day (dress as a cowboy/cowgirl)

February 12-16 – Pixie Week (more info. will come home later)

Wednesday, February 14 – Wear red or pink

Friday, February 16 – Sports Apparel Day

February 23 – Pajama, Crazy Hair Day

March 2 – Bowling Party

(for all who complete Read-A-Million-Minutes)



For Weather related announcements listen to KDCR (88.5 FM), KSOU

(93.9 FM), KTIV Channel 4, KCAU Channel 9. Announcements will also be on Snowcap. You may sign up to receive alerts thru SNOWCAP on your phone or through your internet-go to Snowcap(found on ICS website) & sign up for Ireton Christian School Alerts.



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 January 8-12

Monday – Friday:  Randy Van Wyhe AM & PM



Hope Pullman will be selling baked goods on Thursday, January 4 at the home basketball game to raise money for the Des Moines trip fee.  Please help support her and buy some goodies tomorrow.



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


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


Marlin will be gone…

 January 4 – 5 (Thursday-Friday)  attending his son, Alex’s, graduation from the Marines in San Diego, CA.  Please contact Nicki Weida (secretary) for school assistance or Dave Wielenga (Board president) for other items needed during that time.


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.