Thu., May 10, 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

Congratulations to All Confirmands
Confirmation is an important rite of passage in an individual’s discipleship journey--a ceremony that moves one into adult status in the faith community. The Apostle Paul declares that we all begin our faith journey as infants, feeding on the simple promises of God like spiritual milk. Confirmation is the process through which the Church takes children in the faith (regardless of biological age) and begins to teach them the deeper truths and more complicated understandings that God offers us in His Word. Like an infant learning to eat solid food, this is a process that begins to shape a person’s spiritual development in profound ways.
As we celebrate the end of spiritual childhood in the lives of all of Immanuel's young men and women, whether confirmed at ILC this weekend or at their home churches, it is truly a celebration for all of us. From Immanuel's perspective, we fulfill the Great Commission. Christ commanded us to baptize and teach all nations. In the lives of these young adults, this command has been fulfilled. While their faith journey has just begun, we celebrate the solid foundation upon which they can love and serve God for the rest of their lives.
Pentathlon Applause

Many thanks go out to Sara Myatt, Martha Volkner, and Danielle Carstens for their work on the Preschool Pentathlon (May 2-3 during preschool classes). The kids had an awesome time showcasing their athletic prowess. It was a fun event for everyone. Thanks so much!
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.
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 this Thursday. 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.
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.
Grades 3-7 Sing at Graduation Services
Students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be singing at Immanuel’s graduation service. Students should arrive no later than 5:15 PM in the music room to warm up. They have worked hard all year in music class making beautiful music, and this is a great opportunity to end the school year in song and say goodbye to the eighth graders. Please contact Mrs. Rudy at  with questions.
Field Day and Closing Worship
FRI., MAY 25, 8:45-12:30 PM, WEST MAIN PARK, 40W101 MAIN ST., BATAVIA
Field Day and closing worship will be held at West Main Park instead. Here is the link for the West Main Park location. Complete information will be sent home in Friday Folders.
Retirement Celebrations!
SUN., JUN. 3, 9:30 AM
We will be recognizing the ministries of Terri Holmes, Barb Iteen, Sue Gutwein, Manny Gutwein--long-term workers in God’s kingdom at Immanuel. A reception will immediately follow this service, prior to the voters meeting.
Save the Date!
Join ILCS as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Enjoy reserved grandstand seats ($11), fireworks, and discount parking passes ($5--a 50 percent savings); not to mention $1 hot dogs and Thirsty Thursday adult beverages! Ticket link available soon!
Summer Musicians
Immanuel Lutheran Church is looking for musicians and soloists to provide special music this summer. Anyone interested in sharing their talents as an instrumentalist or vocalist is invited to contact Sharon Dalpini, Immanuel's Director of Music Ministries, at  or 630 879 7163, extenson 16.
Feeding the Hungry--Near and Far
FRI., MAY 18, 9:30-11:30 AM
ILCS volunteers have worked each month at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora since 2014. Everyone is always invited and encouraged to join this effort to feed God’s children. With support from Thrivent Financial, ILCS will honor May volunteers by treating them to lunch afterward. In response, it is hoped that volunteers will donate the cost of their lunches to FMSC. Financial donations are always appreciated. Please make checks payable to FMSC. Sign up on the lobby clipboard or contact Linda Fass at 630 208 5089 or .

TUE., JUN. 12, 6-8 PM
ILCS also sends a team to pack food for hungry neighbors at the Northern Illinois Food Bank warehouse in Geneva (273 Dearborn Ct.) on the second Tuesday of each month. To learn more about this opportunity to serve others, contact Linda Snodgrass at .
Teaching Positions Available Fall 2018
The four positions made available this spring are in the middle school as well as Grade 1 and Preschool 4. 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
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 .
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!



Shirts and socks, all sizes and colors, boys and girls, 2-14 years old
Financial offerings to cover shipping and to purchase boxes
Please put OCC 2017 Party in the memo line.
Washcloths, hair bows, combs, brushes
Mini wow items: coloring books, $1Target items
Craft items, craft kits, wow or mini wow items for older boys or girls (ages 9-14)
Soap and soap dishes 
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!
Click here to benefit Immanuel when shopping
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 for 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 were sent home last week
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
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 15 Band Concert St. Rita School, Aurora

May 16 Last Sing and Play

May 17 Pep Rally 2:30 PM

May 18 Middle School Smash 7-9 PM at Funway

May 22 Spring Sports Celebration 6 PM

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

Jun. 3 Celebration worship and reception honoring Terri Holmes, Barb Iteen, Sue Gutwein, and Manny Gutwein 9:30 AM service, reception following

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

Jun. 3 Annual Voters Meeting 12-1 PM

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 (G3-8) Register using forms above

Jul. 23-25 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
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