Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Welcome Davis Family!
The students are enjoying giving Pr. Chris Davis high fives as they arrive at school each morning. For those who haven't had an opportunity to meet Immanuel's new discipleship pastor, Pr. Chris is excited to begin his work here and describes himself as someone blessed with a “light, joyful heart,” who is anxious to meet and interact with the folks at Immanuel, as well as the those in the surrounding communities. In his role at Immanuel, Pr. Chris will focus mainly on the areas of small group ministry, mentoring and empowerment, and developing ministry opportunities beyond Immanuel’s Hart Road campus; in addition to leading worship and preaching. His outgoing personality, passion for Jesus, creativity, and wealth of leadership experience complement the capabilities of the existing staff at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Welcome Pr. Chris, Heather, and children Eli and Rose!
Communication Options
Info by Text?

Immanuel Lutheran School is looking into the option of texting families in the event of a school emergency or to communicate weather-related school closings. Families who would prefer their mobile telephone number is not included in this form of communication, are asked to contact the school office as soon as possible. Families will receive complete information about this plan in the coming weeks.
Eagle Info

Since Friday is a crazybusy day for everyone, Eagle Info is now being sent on Wednesdays. Parents will receive this mass email later in the day via the email address provided to the school office. In addition, a link to each week's issue is available at ilsbatavia.org/page/eagle_info . Please be sure to check this newsletter for important information each week.
Immanuel on The City

The City is Immanuel's internal, private social media and is a hub for ongoing classroom and organization information, #ImmanuelEvent news, prayer requests, and to sign-up for opportunities to serve. Families not previously on The City should have received an invitation. Those who did not receive the invitation or who are having trouble getting settled there are asked to contact the school office .
Volunteer Opportunities
Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers

Looking for an easy way to help get involved at Immanuel? Be a Tuesday Lunchroom Helper! Each Tuesday from September through May, the PTL organizes two to three volunteers to monitor the lunchroom so that the teachers can have a quiet period to do whatever they need to do (return phone calls, grade papers, eat lunch, just sit in silence, etc). Everyone is invited to sign up for as many or as few Tuesdays as they like--super easy! Please visit this link to sign up:  htt p://signup.com/go/uCm2g5

Book Order Prep Volunteer

A volunteer is need to prepare the Scholastic book order each month. For complete infofmation, contact the school office at 630 406 0157 or school@immanuelbatavia.org .
Employment Opportunitity
Part-Time Position Available

North Island Catering is seeking a dependable, trustworthy individual to serve hot lunch to Immmanuel students. Hours would be 11-12:30 PM on school days when lunch is being provided. Individuals interested in learning more are asked to call North Island Catering at 847 334 1344 to schedule an interview that will be held at Immanuel.
Shop! And Share the News!
New Manna Program at Immanuel

The Manna company was bought out by a company called Shop with Scrip. Complete information about the new program was sent home with students. Like Manna, this program earns money for Immanuel and for each family participating; plus it boasts more than twelve pages of merchants. Immanuel thanks Megan Watson for coordinating this new fundraising program for ILCS. The next due date for physical cards or orders requiring payment by check is Mon., Sept. 11.
Amazon Smile for Immanuel

Calling all Amazon.com shoppers! Please consider clicking on the link below and choosing Immanuel Lutheran Church as the beneficiary for Amazon Smile purchases. This designation generates donations for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. There is no additional cost and shopping Amazon Smile doesn't change the bottom line on orders. Please spread the good news and help Immanuel raise funds on everyday purchases. Click here to support Immanuel through Amazon Smile!
Office Updates
Safety Drills Begin

Required safety drills, including fire, lockdown, and tornado drills, will begin in September. It is very important for staff and students to be prepared to react appropriately in an emergency situation.

Scholastic Book Orders

Paper flyers will be coming home next week! For those who can’t wait, the web address is www.scholastic.com/bookclubs  and the ILS Class Activation Code is GMXY4. All orders will be placed on the second Thursday of each month, unless stated otherwise.

Morning Care Drop Off

Morning care drop-off will remain the same as it has been in the past. Children are to be dropped off at Door 3 by the flagpole near the school lobby entrance beginning at 7 AM. They must report to the fellowship hall between 7 and 8:20 AM (middle school until 8 AM). Morning care fees are incurred between 7 and 8 AM. K-5 children may go straight to class between 8:20 and 8:30 AM (middle school between 8 and 8:07 AM). After 8:30 AM students in K-8 must report to the school office accompanied by an adult for a pass.
 
Extended Care Pick Up

Please note that parents picking up children from Extended Care are now to enter and exit the building at Door 2, which is on the front of the building by the stop sign at the Fellowship Hall. This is to better monitor who is entering and exiting the school building after regular school hours.
 
Sport Pick Up

Parents who are picking up children from sports practices should enter the building at Door 3, which is by the flagpole near the school lobby entrance, and then they should go to the gym to receive their child. For their safety, coaches will be dismissing children directly to their parents.  
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents

Sept. 4 Labor Day, no school

Sept 5-6 Vision and Hearing Screening , rescreen date is Mon., Sept. 18

Sept. 24, 11 AM service, G3-5 choir sings in worship

Sept. 27-28 School Picture Day , retake day is Tue., Nov. 7, order forms sent home closer to picture days.

Sept. 29, Walk-a-thon
Discovering Immanuel

SUNDAYS, SEPT.10-OCT. 15, AT 3 PM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL
Discovering Immanuel is the first of three classes designed to guide people through a process from considering membership in the Immanuel community to active and intentional participation. This fall’s Discovering Immanuel class will cover the key things to know to be an active and engaged participant at Immanuel and are essential to understand for those interested in becoming a member. There will also be opportunities to meet with an active member of Immanuel who can answer questions and help make connections. Finally, key ministry leaders will introduce ministry areas and entry level ministry opportunities to consider. Child care is available upon request. For complete information, visit this page or contact the church office .
Upcoming Off-Site
Robotics for Kids

Sponsored by Fox Valley Robotics, Robotics for Kids provides robotics activities for students in Grades 1 through 12. For complete information on programs beginning for 2017-2018, please visit fvr.clubexpress.com .
 
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