Wed., Apr. 11, 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!
Third Quarter Honor Roll and High Honor Roll
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Grade 6
Collin Bittner
Rose Davis
Sean Heetland
Sarah Jerdee
Andrew Meisner
MacKenzie Murphy
Colleen Siemann
Aidan Toner

Grade 7
Eli Davis
Chloe Nelson

Grade 8
Alexis Abel
Jack Carroll
Caroline Hager
Ashley Heetland
Keri Krivograd
Francesca Polizzotto
Isabella Polizzotto
Jacqueline Schroeder
Madison Van
Kelly Wenzel
Natalie Zagorski
HONOR ROLL
Grade 6                
Sam Carroll
Olivia Groetken
Kayleigh McLane
Alexis Morales
Erik Olsen
Karinna Popp
Matthew Priester
Brooke Rummel

Grade 7
Martin Meiers
Evan Roin
Peyton Rummel
Caroline Schroeder
Ryan Tinnes
Kaitlin Young

Grade 8
Cameron Gruel
Ellen Mendoza
Katharine Meyers
Spirit Day Winners
The last Spirit Day of this school year is Mon., May 7.
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
Grade 8
Grade 3
Grade 8
Grade 3
Grade 3
Grade 4
No Spirit Day - LSW
Grade 4
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Preschool Splash
FRI., APR. 13, 11:30 AM
Preschool Splash gives prospective preschoolers and their parents a chance to get to know Immanuel's talented preschool staff, explore preschool classrooms, and interact in the preschool setting. Children will listen to a story, make a craft, and meet other children their age. Parents can talk with the principal and preschool teaching staff and learn how Immanuel can meet their child's needs and exceed their expectations. RSVP here .

Please share this info with family, friends, and neighbors by sharing the Preschool Splash event found on Immanuel's Facebook page !
Kindergarten Preview
SUN., APR. 15, 1-2 PM
Immanuel’s Kindergarten Preview gives prospective Kindergarten students and their parents a chance to meet the teacher, check out the stimulating classroom, and participate in a sampling of Kindergarten classroom activities. The theme of this year’s Preview is “Pete the Cat.” Come to Kindergarten Preview and see if ILS isn’t the purrfect fit for your future Kindergartener! RSVP here .

Please share this info with family, friends, and neighbors by sharing the Preschool Splash event found on Immanuel's Facebook page !
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
NOW THROUGH APR. 20
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
$5 EACH OR $20 PER FAMILY PAYABLE AT THE DOOR
FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
 Bring a little boogie-woogie to Disco Night and win great prizes! Dress up if you wish, or come as you are. More information to come!
Preschool Pentathlon
MAY 2 AND 3 CLASS PERIODS
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
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IGLESIA SAN PABLO LUTHERAN CHURCH, AURORA
SAT., MAY 5, 10-12:30 PM, AT ENGSTROM PARK IN BATAVIA
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! Volunteers are needed--contact Megan Popp to learn how to help. Also needed: donations of cases of water.
Called Teaching Position Available Fall 2018
Immanuel is accepting resumes and LEIF forms for a full-time Called teacher beginning August 2018. Minimum requirements are a BA in Education and state certification, but applicants who meet the guidelines for a Call will receive priority consideration. A Call Committee is being formed and more complete information will be shared as it becomes available. Please send documents at your earliest convenience to:
 
Donna Laughlin, Principal
Immanuel Lutheran School
T 630 406 0157 F 630 879 7614
dlaughlin@immanuelbatavia.org
 
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  empowerIllinois.org 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 empowerillinois.org 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 immanuelbatavia.org/page/helping. 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 smile.amazon.com!
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 scholastic.com/bookclubs  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. 12 Scholastic book orders due

Apr. 13 Preschool Splash 11:30 AM RSVP HERE!

Apr. 15 Kindergarten Preview 1-2 PM RSVP HERE!

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
Batavia Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
Sat., Apr. 14, 7:30-11:30 AM
Eastside Community Center

All You Can Eat - Adults $7, Children 3-12 $3, Under 3 FREE

Free Vision Screening Available On Site!
Fermilab Science Adventur es Jun.-Aug. 2018
 
The Summer 2018  Science Adventures  class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv
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!
G1-6
G5-8
G1-4
G5-8
UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS
 
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. 
 
GET TO KNOW THE LEDERMAN SCIENCE CENTER
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.
 
FERMILAB SCIENCE ADVENTURES FACEBOOK GROUP
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 sdahl@fnal.gov .
 
CONTACT PROGRAM STAFF
Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager,   spasero@fnal.gov
Susan Dahl,  sdahl@fnal.gov
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