Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
See Who's New!
Welcome Aboard

Immanuel is pleased to welcome Laura Radokovich and Michele Randall as regular staff members. Immanuel’s School Committee and administration have completed the hiring process for the positions that were open due to the resignations that occurred right before the beginning of the school year and have chosen Mrs. Radokovich as one of our part-time elementary teaching assistants and Mrs. Randall as our part-time middle school math teacher. They have been doing a great job so far and are very excited to be on board. Please extend a warm welcome to these newest staff members!
PTL Results

Many thanks to all who participated in the election of the new PTL Executive Board. The results are as follows:
President: Rebecca Bello
Vice President: Kimberly O’Donnell
Secretary: Brandy Bloemker
Treasurer: Megan Watson
Heartfelt appreciation is extended to the previous Executive Board members who have generously given of their time and talents: Anita North Hamill, Michele Schroeder, and Beth Pollizzotto. Thank you so much for all that you have done!
Choir Sings in Worship
SUN., SEPT. 24, 11 AM
The Grade 3-5 choir will be singing at Immanuel Lutheran Church this weekend! They have been hard at work in choir class, and they are ready to share the anthem and beautify the worship service. Although it is not a required part of students’ music grades, this is a great opportunity for students to share their hard work with the broader Immanuel community and to praise God in the process. Students should arrive no later than 10:45 AM and meet in the music room for a quick warm-up before the service. Contact Mrs. Rudy at with any questions.
School Stories
Scouting News
Immanuel Daisy Troop

MON., SEPT. 25, 3:30-4:15 PM, YOUTH ROOM
Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 772 will meet the fourth Monday of each month beginning next week. Mandy Schaffer and Jennifer Cassidy are the volunteer leaders for the Daisies.
Volunteer Opportunities
Scholastic Book Orders

Book order forms need to be sorted and stapled by grade level. This is a take-home volunteer opportunity that requires approximately 1-2 hours per month. Please contact the school office with questions or interest.
Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers

Looking for an easy way to help get involved at Immanuel? Be a Tuesday Lunchroom Helper! Each Tuesday from September through May, the PTL organizes two to three volunteers to monitor the lunchroom so that the teachers can have a quiet period to do whatever they need to do (return phone calls, grade papers, eat lunch, just sit in silence, etc). Everyone is invited to sign up for as many or as few Tuesdays as they like--super easy! Please visit this link to sign up:
Employment Opportunitity
Part-Time Position Available

North Island Catering (Immanuel's hot lunch provider) is seeking a dependable, trustworthy individual to serve hot lunch to Immmanuel students. Hours would be 11-12:30 PM on school days when lunch is being provided. Individuals interested in learning more are asked to call North Island Catering at 847 334 1344 to schedule an interview that will be held at Immanuel.
Shop! And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip (Replaces Manna Program)

Raise money for ILCS and save money on your everyday purchases! Shop with Scrip allows you to do both of these things while purchasing things like gas, groceries, and clothing.  The next orders and checks are due Mon., Sept. 25.  Go to and register using the enrollment code  96A591B555773 . More information can be found on the school website or email Megan Watson at with questions. Additional information is available on the ILS website here.

What is PrestoPay? A convenient payment system that uses electronic debit instead of dropping off a check; it's fast and convenient! 
Amazon Smile for Immanuel

Calling all shoppers! Please consider clicking on the link below and choosing Immanuel Lutheran Church as the beneficiary for Amazon Smile purchases. This designation generates donations for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. There is no additional cost and shopping Amazon Smile doesn't change the bottom line on orders. Please spread the good news and help Immanuel raise funds on everyday purchases. Click here to support Immanuel through Amazon Smile!
Office Updates
The October hot lunch menu is available online!
Please Note RE Picture Day!

Picture forms are being sent home this week. Late orders (if the order form is not at school on the designated picture day) will be accepted  online only  up to 48 hours after picture day.
Scholastic Book Orders

The web address is  and the ILS Class Activation Code is GMXY4. Paper flyers will be sent home each month. All orders will be placed on the second Thursday of each month, unless stated otherwise.

Batavia Mothers Club Coat Drive

The Batavia Mothers' Club annual coat drive Sept. 15 through 29. A collection bin will be available in the school entryway. Please bring new or gently used coats to share with those in need.
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Sept. 24, 11 AM service, G3-5 choir sings in worship

Sept. 27-28 School Picture Day order forms sent home closer to picture days.

Oct. 1 Financial Peace University

Oct. 27 Marty Meal

Oct. 29 Join Reformation Celebration worship at the Arcada Theater (10:30 AM)

Oct. 29 Blocktober 2017 block party at Riverside Ave. and Main St. in St. Charles (12-2 PM)

Nov. 2 Walk-a-thon

Nov. 7 Picture Retake Day
Point of Grace

Point of Grace - 4KenyasKids is a Lutheran mission that supports care for abandoned, orphaned, and needy children in Kenya. The community-based approach strengthens orphan care to educate those unable to afford schooling, equip widows and other family members to care for orphans, and protect children who are in need of care. Learn about Point of Grace Church and the mission 4KenyasKids at the potluck luncheon. Bring a dish to pass and join in the fellowship!
Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is filled with life-changing lessons taught by Dave in a fun and entertaining way. "I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them," says Ramsey. After each lesson the group meets to help each other plan budgets, discuss successes and temptations, and support each other in their journey to beat debt and build wealth. Immanuel’s class will again be led by Mark Black To register or to learn more, click here .
Marty Meal

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study is hosting a Marty Meal. This is a potluck dinner and study on Martin Luther's life, ministry, and of course, the Reformation. After supper, Pastor Chris will lead a discussion on Martin Luther. Families are invited and all are welcome. Childcare is not provided. Please bring a dish to pass.
Upcoming Off-Site
Fermilab Science Adventures

Fall Science Adventures classes are open for registration on the Fermilab website at
Register for many favorite classes, such as:
October 14, 2017 – Nature’s Energy for grades 5–8
October 21, 2017 – Spiders, Spinners of Silk for grades K–2
November 4, 2017 – What Makes You So Special? for grades 3–5
November 11, 2017 – Playing with Your Food for grades 1–3
December 9, 2017 – CSI: Careful Scientific Investigations for grades 3–5
For teachers, parent volunteers and library staff
October 4, 2017 – STEM Family Night Planning Workshop for grades K–8
Gain knowledge about many free resources to help you plan your own school or library Family STEM Night. Become qualified to borrow the Fermilab Hands-on Science equipment.
Links to Upcoming Public Events:
September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Fermilab 50th Anniversary Community Open House  – Register for the FREE open house. The event will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Register at .
Get to Know the Lederman Science Center
Explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required.
Fermilab Science Adventures  is also a Facebook Group.
If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “ Fermilab Science Adventures ” and click "Ask to Join Group" on the top right. As a member, you can read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group. You can also have online chats with other members of the group.
Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact .
Contact Program Staff
Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager,
Susan Dahl,

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