Wed., Mar. 28, 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

Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week and Easter at Immanuel
Mon-Fri., Mar. 26-30
Thu., Mar. 29
Fri., Mar. 30
Sat., Mar. 31
Sun., Apr. 1
7:15-7:30 AM, Chapel
3:45 and 7:15 PM, Sanctuary
3:45 and 7:15 PM, Sanctuary
5:30 PM, Sanctuary
6:30, 9 (Gym), and 11 AM (Sanctuary)
For those unable to attend Holy Week devotions, each day's meditation is shared on the Immanuel Voices blog here.
Retirement Announced
It is with warm wishes and prayers for God's blessings upon Barb Iteen that we announce her upcoming retirement at the end of the current school year. 

Barb Iteen’s position at ILS changed and grew as the school changed and grew. She initially taught combined classroom grades (3/4 and 4/5) and eventually became Immanuel’s first middle school teacher. Barb taught students in the mobile units that occupied the school parking lot prior to the 2005 Family Life Center and middle school classroom addition. Barb has taught eighth grade and acted as team leader for the middle school program for many years. She has served as Secretary of the congregation, diligently taking minutes at all Church Council meetings and Voters Assemblies. She and husband Gary are also long-time members of the Christus Choir. Barb shares, “I have been blessed to serve Immanuel Lutheran Church and School these past years. What a wonderful extended church family we have here!”

Mrs. Iteen will be dearly missed, yet Immanuel is happy for her as she looks forward to enjoying a new time in her life. A Call Committee is being formed as plans develop for staffing needs, and more information will be forthcoming as to how Immanuel will celebrate her many years of service in ministry.
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.
Immanuel School Committee Seeks Input
In the next couple of weeks Immanuel School Committee members will be reaching out to all school parents of students in preschool through eighth grade. They are looking for thoughts about what makes Immanuel a great school, as well as feedback on areas where the school can improve. They will contact parents by phone or in person, and all families are encouraged to participate. This feedback will be extremely valuable as future goals for ILS are discussed.
Non-Public School Scholarship Applications
Application Process is Open!
Visit  empowerIllinois.org to submit an application to receive
a scholarship 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 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 .
Parent Helpers Needed
There are still opportunities for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers to supervise the lunchroom, which allows ILS teachers to have a break during the lunch period once a week. If these spaces aren't filled, the teachers will not have the option for this break during that week--and they really do appreciate and look forward to this time! Interested in helping on May 1, 8 or 15? Sign up here .
PTL Read-A-Thon
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is holding a Read-A-Thon fundraiser beginning Mon., Apr. 9. This is a program that brings students together with family and friends to encourage reading and to 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 10 reading sessions over the two week time period of the event. Complete details are available here.
Preschool Pentathlon
Immanuel's preschool students will be participating in a Preschool Pentathlon on May 2 and 3 during class periods. The students will compete in a variety of preschool-appropriate pentathlon 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.
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. N ext orders and checks are due Mon., Apr. 9.

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
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
Office Info
Scholastic Book Orders
April order flyers are being sent home this week. Orders are due Apr. 12. Visit scholastic.com/bookclubs  and use the ILS Class Activation Code GMXY4.
Plunge Into Fitness
Participating students who complete the Plunge Into Fitness Program receive a free June admission ticket from Raging Waves in Yorkville, Illinois OR $10 off an admission ticket valid Jul. 1-Sep. 3. Download student logs  and  flyers  and get moving! Completed forms are due Apr. 9.
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
Mar. 23 Middle School Electives

Mar. 23 End of Third Quarter

Mar. 24 Easter Egg Hunt  (PS-G3) 10:30 AM

Mar. 26-Apr. 2 Spring Break , classes resume Tue., Apr. 3

Mar. 26-30 Holy Week Devotions  7:15-7:30 AM, chapel

Mar. 29 Maundy Thursday worship  3:45 and 7:15 PM, sanctuary

Mar. 30 Good Friday Tenebrae  3:45 and 7:15 PM, sanctuary

Mar. 31 Easter Vigil  5:30 PM, sanctuary

Apr. 1 Easter  6:30, 9, and 11 AM, gym

Apr. 7 G3-5 sing at 5:30 worship service

Apr. 9 PTL Read-A-Thon begins!

Apr. 9 PTL McAlister's Fundraiser 10:30 AM-9 PM

Apr. 9 Plunge Into Fitness forms due

Apr. 12 Scholastic book orders due

Apr. 13 Preschool Splash 11:30 AM

Apr. 15 Kindergarten Preview 1-2 PM

Apr. 20 The Lion King, Jr. 6:30 PM, gym

Apr. 22 The Lion King, Jr. 2 PM, gym

Apr. 30 Spring sport photos

May 5 Cinco de Mayo! A joint celebration with San Pablo-Aurora, 10-12:30 PM, Engstrom Park, Batavia

May 14-15 G7/8 Class Trip Dearborn, Michigan

Jun. 18-22 Shipwrecked VBS at Immanuel!
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
The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation is proud to present its 18th annual Fox Trot 5K and 10K Runs! Come enjoy the spring morning along the scenic Fox River trails. These runs raise funds for local charities and schools. The first 300 registrants, who register by April 1st, will be guaranteed t-shirt. Medals will be given to the top three overall men and women runners for the 5K and 10K, and medals will go to the 1st place men and women runners in each 10-year age division. Be sure to sign the kids up for the Junior Jog (1/4 mile) or the Youth Mile! The kids runs start at 8:45, and each participant will receive a medal and a goody bag. See you there!
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