Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

"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

Registration materials will be sent home next week.
The Priority Registration deadline has been extended to Fri., Feb. 15.
Talent Show permission slips are due Jan. 23!
Principal's Corner
Here’s what’s happening at our Immanuel Lutheran School!
  • The winter session of MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing for Grades 1-8 has begun. Visit to learn more and to view our students’ historically excellent test scores.

  • Student Council is collecting gently used and new coats to donate to Tri-City Salvation Army. They have already collected two full bins of coats!

  • Math Club had their first meeting of the year this past week. They are very excited about competing at the IMSA Math Content on Mar. 13.

  • JV boys basketball team had home games two nights in a row. Our opponents won both games, but we are very proud of the Christian sportsmanship our players displayed.

  • Spring musical rehearsals are in full swing. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr., will be performed Mar. 8 and 9 at 6:30 PM and Mar. 10 at 2:30 PM.

  • The annual Geography Bee for Grades 4-8 was held after chapel this past week and our 2019 champion is Clara Bello (G4), runner up is Matthew Young (G4).
Explore God
Over the course of seven weeks, we’re tackling some of our biggest questions about life, God, and Jesus. Everyone is invited—this is a great opportunity to invite friends and family who are conflicted about the concept of faith. Invitation cards are available in the church lobby to help you do just that.

There is also an open discussion group exploring these questions on a deeper level. Join the conversation on Mondays at 6:30 PM at Pal Joey's in Batavia.

If you have questions, please contact Pr. Eric Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or
Seeking Substitute Teachers
  • Description: Teach students in preschool, grade school, or middle school at Immanuel when regular classroom teacher is absent. Days as mutually agreed upon by substitute and school administration. Times to be determined based on classroom needs.
  • Qualifications: Minimum bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and current Substitute Teaching Certificate through the Kane County Office of Education. Successfully complete the background check process.
  • Hours: Vary based on need and worker availability
  • 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.
Lunchroom Helpers
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is looking for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers for Tuesdays through-May. Thank you to everyone who volunteered September through December! There are plenty of opportunities to put in some volunteer time! Sign up here:
Immanuel provides cupcakes for the monthly birthday party at North Aurora Care Center. Four people take two dozen cupcakes each (one cake mix and one frosting) on the second Monday of the month to Margaret Anderson, who ensures they get to the nursing home. Questions? Call Margaret at 630 879 5096. Sign up to bake in the church lobby.
ILS Student Council Coat Drive
Jan. 8-31
Immanuel Lutheran School's Student Council is collecting new and gently used coats to share with homeless individuals. Coats may be placed in the receptacles available in the church and school lobbies.
Box Tops Update - Thank You!
Immanuel Lutheran School received a check for $525.90 from Box Tops for Education. Thank you to everyone who clipped Box Tops icons on everyday products and brought them to Immanuel to benefit our school. Special thanks to Immanuel church memberes and alumni parents Stephanie and Ed Knappe, who have been coordinating this program for more than a decade!
Important Community Events
Wake Up Call
Tue., Jan. 22, 7-8:30 PM at Geneva Community High School Auditorium (416 McKinley Ave., Geneva)
Details: 7-8:30 PM Wake Up Call presentation, 8:30 PM Resource Fair
Wake-Up Call is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms associated with substance use as well as current drug trends and receive a guided tour of the bedroom along with a description of items used to conceal substance use. They will learn parenting strategies to help prevent substance use, receive a comprehensive resource handbook, and have an opportunity to go through the bedroom and ask questions.

This presentation is for adults only (21 years of age & over).

Anxiety Documentary
Wed., Jan. 23, 6:30 PM at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1399 W. Wilson St.
Batavia Public School District 101 will hold a special screening of the IndieFlix documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety , at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre (located within Batavia High School) to open a dialogue on the important topic among families, community leaders, and experts. Suggested for ages 10 and up, this free community event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion with special guests from the mental health care field. >>> Read more

Free tickets are now available, but space is limited.
Click here to reserve your seats.
Parenting Class: Emotions, Part 1
Tue., Jan. 29, 8:45 AM or Wed., Jan. 30, 6:30 PM, in the sanctuary
Immanuel’s Pr. Chris Davis presents this Parenting Class on emotions, addressing the following questions: Are emotions a gift or a curse? How do you listen to them and manage them? How do you equip others?
Save These February Dates!
Immanuel Batavia Eagle Invitational Basketball Tournament
Feb. 8-10
Come cheer for the Eagles at our inaugural varsity boys basketball tournament! We are also in need for volunteers for the weekend. If you have questions or are interested in helping serve popcorn and other goodies, please contact tournament coordinator John Lejeck at j .
Bunco Night - Tickets On Sale NOW!
Sat., Feb. 23, doors open 6:15 PM at the Batavia Moose Lodge
This fellowship event was such a hit last year, we’re doing it again! Get your team together and practice your shake. Tickets on sale now. Contact Megan Popp at or 630 879 7163.
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 Gospel Project, Tuesday AM Bible Study, Tues. at 9:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David, Women’s Bible Study, Wed. at 9 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • The Holy Spirit, Thursday PM Bible Study, Thu. at 7 PM, Heritage Room
  • The Large Catechism, Men’s Bible Study, Sat. at 8 AM, Fellowship Hall or Batavia Panera

To learn more about Bible studies and in-home small groups,
contact Pr. Chris at .
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Thu., Jan. 31, 11 AM-9 PM at California Pizza Kitchen 1202 Commons Dr., Geneva Commons
  • 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.
Shop and Share
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Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! For complete information, contact Mike Riddell or click the link below.  Orders due Mon., Jan. 28.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at .
When ordering Scholastic Books, please use this class code to ensure your books aren't lost in space! 2KI7W
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.
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Women's Retreat >>> Details here
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School
JV Boys v Cross-Yorkville, 5:30 PM at Immanuel
Academic Awards immediately following chapel
Sweets for Sudan Bake Sale, 11:30-12:30 PM
JV Boys @ St. Peter-Schaumburg, 5:30 PM
Prayer Gathering, 9:30 AM
Family Paint Night, 6:30 PM
Varsity Boys @ St. Paul Aurora, 5:30 PM
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Varsity Boys v Bethany-Naperville, 5:30 PM at Immanuel
JV Boys @ St. John Lombard, 5:30 PM
Spelling Bee immediately following chapel
Cali. Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night, 4-9:30 PM >>> flyer
JV Boys @Trinity-Roselle, 5:30 PM
Varsity Boys v Bethany-Naperville, 5:30 PM at Immanuel
Kids Heart Challenge, 8:45 AM (K & 5) & 12:30 (1 - 4)
Outside Events of Interest to Families
Eighth Grade Families
Please make note of these important dates for students planning to attend West Aurora High School.

Parochial Student Course Selection 
Wed., Jan. 23. 3:30-5:30 PM
Parking will not be available in our front drive until 3:15 PM 
West Aurora High School Room B140 
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Appointment times will be set at the placement testing. 

Incoming Freshman Orientation 
Thu., Jan. 24, 6 PM
West Aurora High School Auditorium
Chicago Steel Family Event, Sat., Jan. 19, 7:05 PM, Fox Valley Ice Arena, 1996 S. Kirk Rd., Geneva

Annual Teddy Bear Toss
Fans are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped teddy bear to the game. When the Steel score their first goal fans throw the teddy bears on the ice. We then stop the game to collect the teddy bears and donate them to local children in need (last year we collected over 450 teddy bears)

Faith and Family Presentation
Following the game enjoy a special Faith and Family Night from the hockey world and beyond in a discussion of the tole faith plays in their lives on and off the ice, a message that will resonate with children and adults.

Tickets for Teddy Bear Toss and Faith and Family night start at just $9 for groups of 15 or more. Please see the attached flyer for more details on this night and our attached group pricing .  
Education Program E-Alert — Jan.-Aug. 2019

Docent Positions Available
Have you held a lifelong curiosity about the scientific world from insects to quantum physics? Do you enjoy working with and learning from other science-minded people? Does passing scientific understanding on to others excite you? Are you energized around groups of all ages, especially children and youth? Well, then, do we have an opportunity for YOU! 
Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach seeks docents; professionals who enjoy a learning challenge with an opportunity to work with students of all ages and with the public, on a paid, part-time, on-call basis. 
Docents lead guided tours, field trips and so much more in physical and life sciences throughout the year. A desire to share the mission of Fermilab with others and to get students and adults excited about science is paramount. We welcome your expertise! Please visit to apply for the On-call Docent position. After viewing the position online, contact Maureen Hix at 630-840-5058,, if you have questions.


For Families 
Mar. 10 – Wonders of Science

For High School Students
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. 8-4 PM
School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM