Wed., May 16, 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

If You Liked Cinco de Mayo, You'll Love ¡Sabor Latino!
SUN., MAY 20, 5-8 PM
Sabor Latino (Latin Flavor) returns to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School next Sunday! Please join the fun and experience first-hand the vibrant ministry to Hispanics just seven miles south of our campus.

Iglesia Luterana San Pablo has been vigorously reaching out to the Hispanic community in Aurora since it became an independent Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation a little more than twelve years ago. In the past San Pablo held a Fiesta with food and music and opportunities for fellow Lutherans to share their stories and garner support. Now this incredible event is coming back to Immanuel.

Just a sampling of what to expect:
´ Hear Hector David share his faith through music. For those attended the joyful Cinco de Mayo celebration at Engstrom Park last weekend, here is another chance to enjoy Hector’s music!
´ Savor the delicious food the people of Iglesia San Pablo are preparing especially for this event.
´ Meet new friends who share a common faith
´ Learn how to support this vital ministry. 

San Pablo has been a shining star in terms of how to successfully reach out to the growing Hispanic population. Join us at Sabor Latino to experience this vibrant faith community and learn how to be part of it. RSVP by calling Sonia at Iglesia San Pablo at 630 820 3450, signing up on the sheet in the church lobby, or emailing Sonia at .
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. Here is the link for the West Main Park location. Complete information was sent home in Friday Folders.
Remember to check Lost & Found
Remaining items will be donated to charities after school is out.
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.
In addition to the openings announced last week, we have learned that music teacher Katie Rudy is expecting and will therefore not be returning to ILS in the fall. We are thrilled for Katie and Jonathan, but will miss her on our staff. Therefore, ILS has full- and part-time teaching positions available in preschool, music, first grade, and middle school for fall 2018.
Principal Donna Laughlin reviewed current ILS teachers and their skills and a search committee conducted preliminary interviews. This committee continues to interview candidates for contract positions.
Donna requested, and the MMC agreed, that two Call Committees be formed. These committees will make recommendations to the congregation after prayerfully considering the positions and possible candidates. Both Call Committees have met and interviews began this week. Weekly updates will be shared in publications and on The City. Please keep these committees in your prayers.
First Grade Call Committee: Andrea Carroll, Katie Hughes, Julaine Kammrath, Donna Laughlin, Dan Nottke, Christine Olsen, Keith Riddell, and Penny Suydam. Chairperson John Barry may be contacted at
Middle School Call Committee: Sheryl Dauksha, Larry Fass, Elvin Harms, Donna Laughlin, Amy Lewis, Judy Nelson, and Michele Schroeder. Chairperson Julie McFarland may be contacted at

The five positions made available this spring are in the middle school as well as Grade 1, Preschool 4, and music. 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.
Summer at Immanuel
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.
Thank You!
Thanks to all of you, the Portillo’s Night fundraiser was very successful...$298 was raised for youth travel expenses on this year’s mission trip. Special thanks to matching funds Brad Hogan from Hogan Design and Construction, which brings the grand total to $596!
Batter Up!
Join the Immanuel family for an evening of fun and fellowship as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Excellent reserved grandstand seats in section 107 are available for purchase online or by personal check made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Checks should be submitted to the Financial office or placed in the mailbox outside the office. Tickets will be distributed before the game.

Come and enjoy a fun filled evening celebrating Flag Day and “Thirsty Thursday” ($1 hot dogs and adult beverages) followed by a spectacular fireworks show! Please contact the church office or Larry Fass with questions.
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.
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 2018 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!
Two summer due dates have just been added: Jun. 18 and Jul. 23! Click here for complete information on the Shop with Scrip program.
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
are now available at

Hard copies were sent home last week
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
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 Summer Shop With Scrip orders due

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