Thu., Feb. 15, 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

Non-Public School Scholarship Applications
More than 24,000 families attempted to access the application Wed., Jan. 24, which caused the site to crash in the first hour. Repairs are currently being made.
Here is the latest information available from Empower Illinois:
Thank you to all for your patience as we work through the issues with our scholarship application. Numerous technology upgrades and contingency systems are in development to ensure a successful relaunch. This is a delay only and does not impact the availability of tax credit
scholarships from us or other SGOs statewide.

We do not yet have a date for when the application will be available
but we will provide you with at least one week notice.

To receive real-time updates, please sign up for our email communications through the website pop-up and follow us on  Facebook.
Please remember that families who plan to apply for ILS Need-Based Tuition Assistance must apply for an Invest in Kids Scholarship first .
Primary Choir Sings on Sat., Feb. 24
The students in K-G2 will be singing at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Sat., Feb. 24 at the 5:30 PM service! They have been hard at work in choir class, and they are ready to share the anthem and beautify the worship service. Although it is not a required part of students’ music grades, this is a great opportunity for students to share their hard work with the broader Immanuel community and to praise God in the process. Contact Mrs. Rudy at  krudy@immanuelbatavia.org  with any questions.
Coming Soon
Lutheran Schools Week 2018 Preview
MAR. 3-11, 2018
This annual celebration includes the following events.
  • K-8 Service Trip to Feed My Starving Children
  • Parade of States
  • Book Fair - Sign up here to help!
  • Fine Arts Fair
  • Helen Keller Assembly
  • Orchestra Concert for Preschool
  • VIP Lunch
  • Visiting Days
  • Talent Show
Preschool Open Houses
WED., MAR. 14, 10-11 AM
Check out Immanuel’s preschool program at the Preschool Open House. Parents are invited to tour the facility, see preschool classrooms in action, and learn more about how to help get children ready for preschool. Please share this information with family friends and neighbors who might be looking for a great preschool for their child. Please ask them to contact Megan Popp for complete information.
Batavia Brotherhood Banquet
TUE., FEB. 20, 6:30 PM, HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, BATAVIA
The Batavia Brotherhood Banquet is an annual gathering of Christian men of all denominations to share in a meal and fellowship. This event is an extension of the long Batavia tradition of ecumenical gathering and cooperation.This year’s featured speaker is Pr. Hesham Shehab, pastor of Salam Christian Fellowship, an LCMS outreach to the Middle Eastern community. The title of Pr. Shehab’s talk is “Islamic Extremist to Follower of Christ: A Journey of Reconciliation.” Tickets are $15 and are available in the church office and from Elvin Harms and Terry Rueffer. Complete information is available at the  Batavia Brotherhood Banquet website .
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who particpated in the Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser--ILS earned $144.85!
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., Mar. 5.

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
Experiencing God**
BEGINS MON., FEB. 19, 7 PM IN THE YOUTH ROOM
Develop an intimate, life-changing relationship with God and learn how to apply His will to all of life's circumstances. The class is open to adults, college age, and teens. Location TBD once class size is known. Sign up in the church office or outside the Fellowship Hall! Contact Erica/Tony Ciro, Christin Hager, or Julaine Kammrath at eciro65@gmail.com or 630 251 6761 to learn more.

**For those interested in participating in this Bible study but are not available on Monday evenings, please see The City post here and comment with better day(s) and time(s) to help the leaders schedule additional opportunities.
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                    Middle school wing, 255, 256, 257
Youth Bible Study                Conference Room, 105
Sunday Adult Forum           Immanuel Library, 159

This week in The Story...
 
During the Week
HSY Simply Bible, Batavia Panera , Mon., 7 PM
Experiencing God, TBD, 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
Men’s Bible Study, Heritage Room / Panera , Sat., 8 AM, 002 /  Panera
Office Info
Scholastic Book Orders
The web address is www.scholastic.com/bookclubs  and the ILS Class Activation Code is GMXY4.
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
Feb. 16 Midterm reports sent home G6-8

Feb. 19 No School-Presidents' Day

Feb. 19 New Bible Study Begins: Experiencing God, 7 PM

Feb. 21 Winter Sports Photos

Feb. 24 K-G2 Choir sings in worship , 5:30 PM

Mar. 3-9 Lutheran Schools Week

Apr. 20 Teacher Appreciation Week

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

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

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.
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