Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other
up, just as in fact you are doing."
--1 Thessalonians 5:11, ILS theme verse for the 2018 2019 school year

Special Announcements
  • Through Nov. 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5 percent (ten times the usual amount) to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you shop at
  • Mon., Nov. 5 is Spirit Day--wear Immanuel spirit wear or blue!
  • Tuesday is Election Day and Immanuel hosts three precincts. Please watch for added pedestrian traffic when you drop off or pick up your students.
  • Join us for a special Veteran's Day celebration chapel service on Wed., Nov. 7 at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary!
Vote on PTL Budget HERE by Mon., Nov. 5
Picture Retake Day
Tue., Nov. 6
If your student was absent on our September picture day or you would like your student's' picture retaken, bring the original picture packet (sent home with students this week) on Nov. 6. Order pictures online at or using an order form available in the school office.
Thanksgiving Feast Volunteers Needed
Fri., Nov. 16, 10:30 AM Chapel, followed by the Thanksgiving Feast!
K-8 students and staff are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving Feast! Invitations have been sent to the seniors in Immanuel’s congregation to join us as our guests. (Students will an opportunity to invite their special seniors who are not members of Immanuel to VIP Day during Lutheran School’s Week in March.)

We would love parent help the day of the Feast. Help is needed with preparing, cooking, serving, and clean up. Please sign up for a time slot following these steps:
  1. 1. Click
  2. 2. Enter your email address (no need to register an account)
  3. 3. Choose your spots.
  4. will send automated confirmation and reminders. does not share your email. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the school office to sign up manually. 
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Fri., Nov. 9, 3:30 PM opening in the sanctuary, packing Party in the gym
Magician Scott Piner and FREE hot dog dinner provide by Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League
Last year we packed 688 boxes; let's pack 1,000 this year! Click here to see what a difference your efforts make in children's lives! Financial donations toward mailing costs, which are now $9 per box, are appreciated. Thank you so much for helping to support this great ministry all year long--and we hope to see you at this amazing celebration and service opportunity!
Immanuel Bible Studies: You're Invited!
The Gospel of Mark, Monday AM Bible Study, Mons. at 9 AM; Monday PM Bible Study, Mons. at 7 PM; and Early Risers Bible Study, Weds. at 6:30 AM
The Truth Project ,   Tuesday AM Bible Study, Tues. at 9:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
The Armor of God,   Women’s Bible Study, Wed. at 9 AM, Fellowship Hall
The Book of James,  Thursday PM Bible Study, Thu. at 7 PM, Heritage Room
The Book of James,  Men’s Bible Study, Sat. at 8 AM, Fellowship Hall and Panera
Sunday Forum , Topical study, Sun., 9:30-10:30 AM, Library
Parenting Classes
Nov. 13 8:45-10:30 AM in the Immanuel Library OR Nov. 14 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary, led by Pr. Chris Davis
You'll learn: How to find joy in daily life; how do you teach kids to deal with it; It could be your spouse--It could be you.

Click here for a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation on Executive Functioning (Oct. 8 and 9).
Events for Women
Made Matchless
Sat., Jan. 12, 9-3 PM Registration is now open!
The average girl’s self-confidence peaks at age nine. This startling statement is the result of a  study  on children and self-esteem commissioned by the American Association of University Women and reported in the  New York Times. Leah Tatina designed the Made Matchless curriculum as a class to help young girls learn their true value in Christ and she's now offering it as a one-day workshop for moms and daughters. Register at . Cost is $30 per mother-Grade 1-5 daughter couple and $5 for each additional daughter (G1-5). Registration closes on Thu., Dec. 20, so don't delay! Questions? Contact Kari Larsen, Director of Family Ministry, at .
Women's Retreat: The Five Friends Every Person Needs
Sat., Jan. 19, 9-3 PM Registration is now open!
Author Allie Pleiter leads us through a workshop on friends and what different types of friends bring to life and work. Be inspired to gather your own “Friend Corps” for richer relationships, greater support, growth, and healthy boundaries. Cost is $30 per person and includes continental breakfast and luncheon. Register Questions? Contact Linda Fass at .
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Mon., Nov. 12, all day! at Panera, 2987 Kirk Rd., Aurora.
  • Mon., Dec. 10, 11 AM-11:30 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings, 820 Commons Dr., Geneva.
  • Thu., Jan. 10, 5-8 PM at Portillo’s, 531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia.
  • Tue., Feb 19, 4-8 PM at Noodles & Company, 1310 Commons Dr., Geneva. 

Restaurant Night Reminders
  • Flyers must be mentioned or shown when ordering.
  • Before you leave, please check your receipt to ensure Immanuel has been given credit for the sale.
  • Copies of flyers are in the church and school lobbies and at
  • Online orders are NOT included in earnings on restaurant nights.
Employment Opportunity at Immanuel
Position: Special Education Coordinator
T his full time position provides consultation and coordination for special education needs of students at Immanuel Lutheran School under the guidance and direction of the School Principal and in accordance with the purpose statement, philosophy, and policies of the School.

Qualifications: Possess certification in Special Education and demonstrate leadership skills in special education and the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.

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.
Shop and Share
ShopWithScrip ® for 2018 2019
Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! Shop with Scrip allows families to do both while purchasing items such as gas, groceries, and clothing. Retailers offer a rebate percentage; 55 percent of this rebate goes to ILCS and 45 percent is refunded to purchasers at the end of the school year. Email Mike Riddell  with questions. The next order is due Mon., Nov. 5.

Visit  to see a list of retailers and use the enrollment code 96A591B555773 to sign up. Signing up for PrestoPay allows purchasers to receive gift cards immediately and with no need to write and drop off a check.

Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office or through the School Comments group in the Parent Login section at anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Made Matchless mother-daughter event and
Women's Retreat: The Five Friends Every Person Needs

Mon., Nov. 5 Spirit Day Wear spirit wear or blue and white
Tue., Nov. 6 Picture Retake Day
Tue., Nov. 6 Fall Sports Celebration, 6 pm, Gym
Wed., Nov. 7 Special Chapel Service Honoring Veterans & Academic Awards 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
Fri., Nov. 9 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 3:30 PM

Mon., Nov. 12 Immanuel Day at Panera all day at 2987 Kirk, Aurora
Tue., Nov. 13 Parenting Class: Selfish or Joyful? 8:45 AM in the Sanctuary
Wed., Nov. 14 Parenting Class: Selfish or Joyful? 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Outside Events of Interest to Families
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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 
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School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM