Wed., May 2, 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

Summer Programming
We sincerely apologize for the continuing problems with the online summer programming registration forms. Please use the links below to access PDF versions of these registration forms. Completed forms and payment may be submitted to the school office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration This Saturday!
Come out this Saturday and enjoy this his joint celebration with sister congregation Iglesia San Pablo. Special features include a street magician, bounce houses, slime table, and FREE taco meals for the first 400 people in attendance! Children will be invited to participate in traditional piñata fun, beginning with the history of this tradition.
All-School PTL Box Tops Contest!
MON., MAY 7-FRI., MAY 18
Immanuel’s PTL is holding its annual Box Tops for Education contest for all classrooms--preschool through eighth grade!

  • Preschool-G8 students place Box Tops for Education in the collection bottles in their classrooms. Invite extended family, friends, and neighbors to contribute their Box Tops, too!
  • The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will win a bottle of bubbles for each student (preschool) or a Bubblegum Recess (K-8) (students blow all the bubbles they want outside with bubblegum provided by PTL.) 
  • Prizes will be awarded during the winning classroom's last week of school.

Keep an eye on the gumball machine classroom trackers in the main hallway to see how the contest is going!

Note: Please make sure Box Tops are trimmed, not expired, and intact (expiration date and cent value visible). These are Box Tops for Education organization requirements for acceptance.
Retirement Announced
It is with warm wishes and prayers for God's blessings upon Terri Holmes that we announce her upcoming retirement at the end of the current school year. 

After an early career working with troubled children at an in-patient care facility, Terri joined Immanuel as assistant in the fours preschool classroom. Following the departure of the classroom teacher, Terri accepted the promotion to fill the vacancy and has been graciously serving our preschool students and their families ever since. Her thoughtful teaching and caring nature have blessed the preschool ministry at Immanuel. Terri is also an Immanuel Stephen Minister and has been a regular participant in many Bible studies as both leader and student.
Terri shared the following quote in August 2013 on the occasion of her twentieth anniversary at ILCS. "Two phrases come to mind when reflecting back on twenty years of service here at Immanuel. 'Time flies when you’re having fun,' and 'Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.' A few weeks ago, after leaving the classroom and walking into an empty parking lot I noticed a car parking right beside mine. Approaching the car to see if they needed anything, it became obvious to me it was a student driver. The parent recognized me and said, 'Hey, Mrs. Holmes, remember Nick? He’s driving now!' Boy, did I feel old! It continues to be a great joy to see children excited about Jesus and learning. God has truly blessed my life through the children, families, and staff of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Thank You!" 

Mrs. Holmes will be dearly missed, yet Immanuel is happy for her as she looks forward to enjoying a new time in her life. More information will be forthcoming as to how Immanuel will celebrate her many years of service in ministry.
A Call Committee has been formed and interviews are being scheduled. Please be assured that God has Immanuel in His hands and will work these changes into the very best for all concerned. The administration will share the new staffing plan as soon as final decisions have been confirmed.
Immanuel Night at Portillo's
Join the fun and fellowship at Portillo’s in Batavia and help the HSY (High School Youth) earn travel funds for their mission trip in July. 

Help them earn 20 percent of the cost of your order by presenting a hard copy of the form shown at left, download show the form on a Smartphone, or mention Immanuel when placing your order.
PTL Planning for Next Year
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League will begin planning for the 2018 2019 school year at the next regularly scheduled Executive Board meeting on May 10. All Board meetings are open, and new faces and new ideas are always welcome! Childcare is provided. The mission of Immanuel's PTL is to enhance student, teacher, and parent experiences at Immanuel.
Save the Date!
Join ILCS as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Enjoy reserved grandstand seats, fireworks, and discount parking passes; not to mention $1 hot dogs and Thirsty Thursday adult beverages! Ticket info coming soon!
Teaching Positions Available Fall 2018
Since it is the policy of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School to promote from within, the current openings 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.
ILS K-8 Tuition Assistance
Due to overwhelming number of application received by Empower Illinois, Immanuel encourages ILS families to apply for financial aid
if you think your family will need it.
The deadline for Smart Aid applications is has been extended to Tue., May 15.

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. Further details about the application process are included in this flyer .
Shop--And Share the News!
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 due date is next Mon., May 7!

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Click here to benefit Immanuel when shopping
Field Day and Closing Worship
FRI., MAY 25, 8:45-12:30 PM, WEST MAIN PARK, 40W101 MAIN ST., BATAVIA
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.
Scholastic Book Orders
Visit  and use the ILS Class Activation Code GMXY4. May flyers haven been sent home the last orders are due tomorrow, May 3 to ensure orders are received before the end of the school year .
Seeking Storybooks
Immanuel Lutheran School’s Extended Care program is looking for donations of storybooks and cursive handwriting books for use by children while they are being cared in this afterschool program. Thanks!
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Erin Riddell, Sarah Murphy, and Andrea Carroll.
School Supply Orders

2018 2019 paperwork and school supply lists are now available at

Hard copies are coming home this week
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
May 2-3 Preschool Pentathlon during class time

May 5 Cinco de Mayo joint celebration with San Pablo-Aurora, 10-12:30 PM, Engstrom Park, Batavia. Free tacos for the first 400 people in attendance!

May 7 Last Spirit Day!

May 7 Immanuel Night at Portillo's Batavia

May 10 PTL Meeting 3:30 PM Immanuel Library (childcare provided)

May 12 Confirmation Service 5:30 PM

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

May 16 Last Sing and Play

May 25 Closing Worship and Field Day West Main Park, 8:45-12:30 PM

Jun. 3 Summer Sunday School (during 9:30 AM service) through Jul. 29

Jun. 4-8 Bulls Basketball Camp 9-NOON REGISTER HERE!

Jun. 5 & 7 Summer Enrichment 9-11:30 AM

Jun. 6 Summer Sing and Play 11-11:45 AM

Jun. 12 & 14 Summer Enrichment 9-11:30 AM

Jun. 13 Eagle Jr. Basketball Camp 9-11 AM

Jun. 13 Summer Sing and Play 11-11:45 AM

Jun. 14 ILCS Night at the Kane County Cougars see "Save the Date" above

Jun. 18-22 Shipwrecked VBS at Immanuel! REGISTER HERE!

Jun. 26 & 28 Summer Enrichment 9-11:30 AM

Jun. 27 Summer Sing and Play 11-11:45 AM

Jul. 19-22 Annual Immanuel [HUGE Indoor] Garage Sale

Jul. 23-25 Basic Skills Volleyball Camp 4-5:30 PM

Jul. 23-25 Advanced Skills Volleyball Camp 6-8 PM

Jul. 30-Aug. 1 Cheer Camp 9-11:30 AM
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