Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity."
--1 Timothy 4:12, ILS theme verse for the 2017 2018 school year

Read the Latest Discover Magazine Here!
This is the Summer Preview issue, filled with information and links to Summer Sport Camps, Summer Enrichment classes, VBS info, and lots more. Check it out and register for Summer Fun at Immanuel today!
Immanuel Presents Disney's The Lion King, Jr.!
Fri., Apr. 20 at 6:30 PM
Sun., Apr. 22 at 2 PM

Tickets are $2 each and are available in the school office and here.

Complete and return this coloring page
to help us decorate the lobby for the performance!
PTL Read-A-Thon
The ILS PTL Read-A-Thon fundraiser brings students together with family and friends to encourage reading and build literacy skills. The main focus of the Read-A-Thon is for everyone to know Immanuel is committed to improving reading skills. The Read-A-Thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey for all participants as they begin a personal reading adventure that challenges each reader to complete ten reading sessions in two weeks--keep reading! Complete details available here.
Disco Night
SAT., APR. 28, 6:30 PM
Please sign up for Disco Dance Party!
1. Click this link to the invitation page  
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots -  will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note:  does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Preschool Pentathlon
Immanuel's preschool students will be participating in a Preschool Pentathlon and will compete in a variety of preschool-appropriate activities such as relay races, obstacle courses, and a scavenger hunt. Questions or would like to help? Contact Danielle Carstens, Martha Voelkner, or Sara Myatt--fellow preschool moms--or contact the school office.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Enjoy free tacos (first 400 people!), play in the bounce houses and at the slime table, take a whack at the piñata s and learn their Christian history, and enjoy performances by Hector David on the violin and street magician Joshua Talbot-Bowe! This event is being made possible by Lutheran Church Extension Fund and the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Volunteers are needed--please contact Megan Popp to learn how to help. Also needed: donations of cases of water.
Restaurant Night Updates
Mon., May 7, 5-8 PM
Thu., Mar. 15
Mon., Apr. 9
Immanuel Night at Portillo’s, 531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia
$135.68 proceeds from McTeacher Night at McDonald's
$224 proceeds from McAlister's, Geneva 
Garage Sale News
Are you getting ready for the Batavia Citywide Garage Sale next weekend...or spring cleaning amidst the snow? Please remember to save your treasures/leftovers for Immanuel annual Garage Sale Jul. 19-21. Items will be accepted for the sale beginning Fri., Jun. 22 later in the afternoon, after Vacation Bible School volunteers have had a chance to clean up from that huge ministry event.

Please member that we cannot accept any televisions, cribs, mattresses, computers, paints, or chemicals. Also, if the items is broken, badly stained, or not wearable, please do not donate it.

New features this year include the chance to earn early shopping privileges by volunteering at least eight hours before, during, or after the sale. It takes a village to put on a sale of this size--please consider how you can help!

Immanuel holds this sale every year for many reasons, but a huge reason is that it is such a great resource for so many in our community.

To volunteer or to learn more, contact Cindy Rueffer at 312 550 3199 or .
Teaching Position Available Fall 2018
Since it is the policy of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School to promote from within, the current opening may be full or part-time, depending on staff adjustments.

Minimum requirements are a BA in Education and state certification, but applicants who meet the guidelines for a Call will receive priority consideration. Please send documents at your earliest convenience to:
Donna Laughlin, Principal
Immanuel Lutheran School
T 630 406 0157 F 630 879 7614
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is an equal employment opportunity employer; however, because we are a church body, we retain the right to give preference in hiring to persons who are members in good standing of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation.
Non-Public School Scholarship Applications
Application Process Continues
Visit to submit an application to receive
a scholarship (K-8) under the Illinois Invest In Kids Act!

Please remember that families who plan to apply for ILS Need-Based Tuition Assistance must apply for an Invest in Kids Scholarship first .

More Than 43,000 Students 
are in the process of applying for tax credit scholarships 
through Empower Illinois! 

To meet this demand, Empower Illinois is continuing its fundraising efforts.
Tax credits are still available for donors!
Learn more about the process here .

Please visit for complete information for students and donors.
ILS K-8 Tuition Assistance
If a family does not qualify for a tax credit scholarship through Empower Illinois, they may then apply for tuition assistance from Immanuel through Smart Aid. The cost of the application, which is completed online, is $35 per family. The deadline for Smart Aid applications is Tue., May 1. Further details about the application process are included in this flyer .
Shop--And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip
Help ILCS raise additional funds while earning family cash back: Shop With Scrip! Earn 2.5 percent on Amazon, 4 percent when paying off Kohl’s cards, 8 percent at the movies, 14 percent at GAP or Old Navy, 5 percent at Woodmans, 2.5 percent at Walmart, and 4 percent at Jewel! Start today using the code 96A591B555773. Visit Last order dates are coming up: checks are due Mons., Apr. 23, 30, and May 7!

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Click here to benefit Immanuel when shopping at!
Blood Drive at Immanuel
SUN., APR. 29, 8-NOON
In consideration of Jesus’ blood shed for all mankind, please consider participating in the next ILCS Quarterly Blood Drive. Each donation can save three lives. Heartland Blood Centers Blood Mobile will be onsite and sweet treats to get that blood sugar back up will be available at the Sunday School Bake Sale being held that same day to benefit Feed My Starving Children!
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
Sunday Studies, 9:30-10:30 AM
Sunday School PS3-4          Preschool and Kindergarten rooms, 106, 107, 108
Sunday School K-G3           Fellowship Hall, 002
Sunday School G4-5           Youth Room, 158
Middle School                    Science Lab, 250
Youth Bible Study                Conference Room, 105
Sunday Adult Forum           Immanuel Library, 159

During the Week
Experiencing God, Youth Room, Mon., 7 PM
Theology on Tap, Batavia Crosstown Pub, second and fourth Mon., 7 PM
Tue. AM Bible Stud y, Fellowship Hall, Tue., 9:30 AM, 002
Early Risers Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Wed., 6:30 AM, 002
Women’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Wed., 9 AM, 002
Thu. PM Bible Study, Heritage Room, Thu., 6:30 PM
Experiencing God, Youth Room, Thu., 7 PM
Men’s Bible Study, Heritage Room / Panera , Sat., 8 AM, 002 /  Panera
Scholastic Book Orders
Visit  and use the ILS Class Activation Code GMXY4. May flyers will be sent home next week and are due May 3 to ensure orders are received before the end of the school year.
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School.
  • Judy Luetkens (chairperson)
  • Larry Fass
  • Kendall Heetland
  • Erin Riddell
  • Sarah Murphy
  • Andrea Carroll
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Apr. 20 The Lion King, Jr. 6:30 PM, gym TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Apr. 22 The Lion King, Jr. 2 PM, gym TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Apr. 26 G4/5 Field Trip Springfield

Apr. 28 Disco Night (aka PTL Sock Hop) 6:30 PM

Apr. 29 Quarterly Blood Drive 8-noon, Heartland Blood Mobile, SIGN UP HERE!

Apr. 30 Spring sport photos

May 2-3 Preschool Pentathlon during class time

May 5 Cinco de Mayo A joint celebration with San Pablo-Aurora, 10-12:30 PM, Engstrom Park, Batavia. Free tacos!

May 7 Last Spirit Day!

May 7 Immanuel Night at Portillo's Batavia

May 12 Confirmation Service 5:30 PM

May 14-15 G7/8 Class Trip Dearborn, Michigan (students are due to return by noon on May 16

Jun. 18-22 Shipwrecked VBS at Immanuel! REGISTER HERE!
Field Day and Closing Worship
ILS was informed by the Batavia Park District that Big Woods Park will be unavailable for the last day of school due to renovations. Field Day and closing worship will be held at West Main Park instead. Here is the link for the West Main Park location.
Offsite Info
Fermilab Science Adventur es Jun.-Aug. 2018
The Summer 2018  Science Adventures  class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available at
Jun. 16
Jun. 25-29
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 30-Aug. 1
Nature by the Numbers
Club Invention
Best Games Ever--Your Own!
The Forces are With You
Nature's Power Lab
G4-6 NEW!
O UTDOOR FAMILY FAIR, JUN. 10, 2018, 1-4 PM 
This FREE family event will help you explore the outdoor world at Fermilab through hands-on exploration with nature. Visit the bison herd, net for pond critters, see how raptors see and so much more. Supported in part by  Fermilab Friends for Science Education , our affiliated not-for-profit organization. 
Explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view! Bring the family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month, 10 AM to noon. No registration is required.
Facebook members: go to Fermilab Science Adventures and click "+ Join Group" on the top right. As a member, read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group and have online chats with other members.
SPREAD THE WORD  To be added to the e-mail notification list, contact .
Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager,
Susan Dahl,
Immanuel's Mission

 The Word of God is at the foundation of all we do.
We welcome and equip people to follow Christ and live authentic faith.
We are a family that demonstrates our faith in Christ
by the way we love, support, and grow together.

Developing Today’s Disciples 
Church 630 879 7163
School 630 406 0157