Thu., Jun. 21, 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

Classes Resume After VBS
The first weeks of Summer Enrichment and Summer Sport Camps have been great! It's not too late to join the fun--download and complete the PDF form for Summer Sport Camps or Summer Enrichment and send or drop with payment at Immanuel!
Report Cards
Report cards are ready for pick up in the school office. Those that are not picked up in the office by this Fri., Jun. 22, will be mailed home.
New Playground Surface!
The new pour-in-place surface onto Immanuel’s playground! This was one of the VERY big projects that the 2017 Dinner Auction funds supported. This is no small task and costs nearly $25,000, but this surface provides added safety for ILCS children and it will last quite a while. 

An all-hands-on-deck work day is scheduled for Sat., Jun. 23 , starting at 8 AM. Workers and their favorite shovels, work brooms, garden rakes, and work gloves are needed. PTL is providing coffee and doughnuts in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, if needed. This is a great opportunity for students who need service hours, 
Please note: this also means that the playground will be OFF LIMITS from Jun. 23 until the new surface is fully installed. Please address questions to the school office at 630 406 0157 or .
Staffing News
We are thrilled to announce that Christine Dail has accepted the call extended to her by ILCS. Christine will be the first grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School beginning this fall. Welcome Christine! Please pray for Christine’s previous school as they seek her replacement.

Preschool and music teacher positions remain available. Minimum requirements are a BA in Education and state certification, but highly qualified applicants who meet guidelines for a Call will receive priority consideration. Interested parties are invited to send documents at their earliest convenience to Donna Laughlin, Principal, at 630 406 0157 or

The Youth Director Call Committee has been formed an d is accepting names of appropriate candidates that Immanuel families feel would be qualified (please see Position Information below) and interested in being considered for the position. Please communicate candidate information to Staci Circelli at or 630 453 8598. This information may also be shared with Pr. Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or via email at .

Candidates for this position must be synodically trained (received a Bachelor's degree from a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod university). Please communicate candidate information to Staci Circelli at or 630 453 8598. This information may also be shared with Pr. Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or via email at .
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.
Summer Bible Study at ILCS
WEDS. AT 7 AM AND 7 PM, JUN. 13-AUG. 1
On Jun. 3 Immanuel began a sermon series on the book of Ephesians. Each week through Jul. 8 the sermon will unpack a chapter of this New Testament book. Dig a little deeper into The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, which contains an exposition of the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ. Study materials are available in the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Penny in the church office at 630 879 7163 or

NOTE: No class on Wed., Jul. 4.
Basketball Skills Camp and Tournament
Boys entering Grades 4-8
Immanuel's gym
Aug. 6-9, Grades 4-6 from 5-7 PM, Grades 7-8 from 7-9 PM
Tournament for Grades 7-8 on Fri. and Sat., Aug. 10 and 11. Watch for more info.
Yes! 630 406 0157 or
Contact John Lejeck at
Items of Interest to Everyone
Cindy Rueffer
Drop off time is almost here--Fri., Jun. 22, after 1 PM! Clear your homes of those treasures that others will love! Bring your garage sale donations to ILCS via the school doors on the north side of the building during the hours of 9-3 PM, M-F. A letter appropriate for tax purposes will be available in the drop off area—the triangle across from the gym.
This is a unique opportunity for community outreach—one that will do your heart good. Set up volunteers are needed beginning Jul. 8 and volunteers who work eight or more hours are invited to shop early on Wed., Jul. 18, 6-8 PM. Sign-up for the days and times that fit your schedule on The City or on the clipboard in the lobby. Questions? Contact Cindy Rueffer at or 312 550 3199.
Here are some things that would also be helpful. These items can be placed in or near the receptacles in the church lobby.
´   Brown handled grocery bags Handled shopping bags
´   Newspapers for packing
´   Boxes (paper box size or larger, please flatten)
OCC Needs
Immanuel's annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party provides more than 400 gift boxes for needy children across the globe! To be part of this huge effort to share the love of Jesus, please donate the following items during the month indicated...or at any time! Thank you so much for helping to support this great ministry!

Soap and soap dishes; when traveling, donate hotel samples
Summer shoes (Crocs, flip flops, water shoes)
Crayons, markers, pencils, pens (any brand/size)
School supplies: notebooks, colored pencils, $1 Target items
WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; any toy for all ages that fits into a shoe box)
Free Will: any of the above prior to party date
Shop--And Share the News!
The final Summer Shop with Scrip date is Jul. 23! Click here for complete information on the Shop with Scrip program.
Click here to benefit Immanuel when shopping
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, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Jun. 26 & 28 Summer Enrichment 9-11:30 AM - Last Sessions

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

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

Jul. 23-25 Basic Skills Volleyball Camp 4-5:30 PM (G3-8) Register using forms above

Jul. 25-27 Advanced Skills Volleyball Camp 6-8 PM (G6-8) Register with forms above

Jul. 30-Aug. 1 Cheer Camp 9-11:30 AM (G3-8) Register with forms above
Offsite Info
Ripple Effect at Water Street Studios, Batavia
Sign up for Ripple Effect , a FREE 3-week art course at Water Street Studios. It focuses on STEAM (STEM + art) learning, and it is funded completely by the Dunham Fund. Registration begins on Jun. 21 at 9 AM. It will be open throughout the school year as long as there are openings in sessions. Registering early will give the families the most options.
Robotics for Kids!
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. 25-29
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 30-Aug. 1
Club Invention
Best Games Ever--Your Own!
The Forces are With You
Nature's Power Lab
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