Thu., Sep. 13, 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
  • THIS JUST IN: The Immanuel school office received the following notification from ACS Technologies/Headmaster: "Due to Hurricane Florence's impact on South Carolina, ACS Technologies is suspending normal operations."  Please be patient with our Headmaster system, as service could be intermittent.
  • Looking for Answers? We'd like to help! Check out Pr. Kennaugh's condensed Discovering Immanuel class, which will meet on Mondays, Sep. 17, 24, and Oct. 1, 8:45-10 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there!
  • The winners of the first Spirit Day Award for the school year: it's a tie! Grades 1 and 6 had 100 percent of students/teachers/aides wearing ILS spirit wear! The Immanuel PTL will provide a special treat for these classes next week. Go Eagles!
  • Remember to go to and create a profile. This is your one-stop shop for school information. It includes important updates between weekly Eagle Info and links to other information critical of students and families. Simply click on the Parent Login tab and follow the prompts. Once your request is approved, you will be good to go. Questions? Contact the school office or Lori St.Vincent, communications director.
  • The October Hot Lunch Menu is available online.
  • To report your child absent, call the school office at 630 406 1057, email the office at, or go to Parent Login at and click on Groups, then Parent Links, and Attendance Email in the first paragraph.
En Pointe: Preschool Ballet Classes at Immanuel!

A Step Above Dance Academy has developed a preschool ballet program for dancers age 2 to 6 called Ballet Stories. The class is designed to be an enrichment program for local daycare centers and preschools. Immanuel is hoping to host at least one of these classes for little ones interested in dance. Complete information is included on the flyer at right. Click the image to access a full size PDF copy.

Click this link for the class registration form
Walking With the Spirit
Fri., Sep. 21, 1:30 PM
Immanuel's PTL is putting the fun in fundraising and coordinating this event. Proceeds will be used for teacher wish lists. Students are encouraged to w ear Immanuel Spirit Wear or a jersey from their favorite sports team for the Walk-A-Thon Preschool students are invited to walk and earn for ILS; and are eligible to earn prizes, too! Donor envelopes were sent home in Friday Folders and are due Fri., Sep. 21.

Students can help make it successful by calling or emailing relatives a nd friends and asking them politely to help support their school. Participating students can earn:
  • Prize Packs all participates with at least one donation
  • Immanuel Spirit Wear t-shirts for students earning $100-199
  • Spirit Wear t-shirts and drawstring bags for students earning $200+
  • $50 VISA Gift Card for the highest earner in K-G5
  • $50 VISA Gift Card for the highest earner in G6-8
  • Pizza party for the classroom with the highest earnings
  • Ice cream treats for the classroom with the highest average-per-student earning rate!

PARENTS can help by ensuring their students are dressed for the weather and are wearing appropriate footwear. Volunteers are also needed! The sign-up link will be emailed soon. Sign up to:
  • Be outside to ensure students stay on course
  • Offer water and popcorn to walkers
  • Please make sure your kids are dressed for the weather and are wearing appropriate footwear.
A Mysterious Approach to Ministry Support
Enjoy an exciting and mysterious evening with friends and family while supporting Walcamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center in Kingston, Illinois. The Murder Mystery Company provides a live professional troupe Who Dunnit crafted to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Everyone gets involved in the schemes concocted by this highly skilled mystery crew, and this party is guaranteed to have something for everyone!
Prior to learning the details of our featured mystery,  Diamonds Are a Crook's Best Friend!,  everyone will dine on a delicious barbeque pork dinner with all the trimmings and have the opportunity to learn a bit about Walcamp and the opportunities it provides.
Tickets are $30 per person, $150 for tables of six ($25 per person). To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit   or call the office at 815 784 5141, extension 111. Group tickets are available, but seating is limited, so order your tickets today!
Programs for Parents
Tough Talks
Sun., Oct. 7, 5:30-8:30 PM
Living in a Performance Driven Culture with Tweens & Teens

Please visit the St. Mark, St. Charles website here
for complete information on their
upcoming parenting seminar.

Executive Functioning
Tue., Oct. 9, 8:45-10 AM in the youth room or Wed., Oct. 10, 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary
Executive Functioning skills include a variety of interrelated abilities that help each of us manage time oriented tasks and monitor them. Effective budgeting of time and accurately assessing the demands of a task, along with an understanding of the variables that may impact these demands are key abilities. Initiation (starting), inhibition (stopping), and self-regulation (monitoring) of certain of these behaviors are also major skills. Finally, maintenance of focus and development of resiliency during stressful tasks, along with accurate appraisal of strengths and needs and development of a sense of a learning profile comprise this complex series of capabilities. Wanzenberg and Associates will share their vast knowledge in this area and help parents recognize when their children are effectively utilizing these skills and when helpful intervention might be considered. We regret childcare is not available for this event.
Let's Build It Engineering Club
Weds., Sep. 19-Oct. 24, 3:15-4:15 PM in the Library
Enter into the fascinating world of robotics! In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build, and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills! To sign up, please visit and enter class code ILB9.19.18.
Restaurant Nights

Tue., Sep. 18, 4-10 PM at Lou Malnati's
1048 Commons Dr., Geneva
Flyer (click on image at right) must be mentioned or presented when ordering. Hard copies of this flyer are available in the church and school lobbies. Online orders are not included in this fundraiser.

Tue., Oct. 16, 4-8 PM at Chipotle
2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Flyer (click on image at right) must be mentioned or presented when ordering. Hard copies of this flyer are available in the church and school lobbies. NOTE: online orders will not be included in the fundraiser.
Batavia Mothers Club Coat Drive
Drop at Immanuel, Sep. 21-Oct. 5
Please help those in need in our community with donations of new or clean, gently-used winter items: coats, snow pants, snow suits, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and boots in good condition. Items are needed in sizes from infant to adult. Immanuel Lutheran School is one of our drop off points. All items are donated to local charities and shelters. Questions? Please contact us at .
Operation Christmas Child
Immanuel's annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party last year provided more than 600 gift boxes for needy children across the globe! To be part of this huge effort to share the love of Jesus, please donate the following items during the month indicated...or at any time! Financial donations are also much appreciated as mailing costs have risen to $9 per box. Thank you so much for helping to support this great ministry! Mark your calendar for this year's Packing Party at 3:30 PM on Fri., Nov. 9.
  • School supplies: notebooks, colored pencils, $1 Target items

  • WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; toys for all ages that fit into shoe boxes)

  • Free Will: any of the above prior to party date
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., Sep. 24.

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.

Click on the image above and designate Immanuel as your charity!
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.
  • Wed., Sep. 12-14 G6 Outdoor Education at Walcamp
  • Fri., Sep. 14 G3 Field Trip to Fermilab at 12:30 PM
  • Fri., Sep. 14 Midterm (reports sent home Monday due to G6 outdoor ed.)
  • Mon., Sep. 17 Preschool Chapel at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Mon., Sep. 17 Preschool Chapel at 12:45 PM in the sanctuary
  • Tues., Sep. 18 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting at 8:45-10:30 AM in the youth room
  • Tues., Sep. 18 Preschool Chapel at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Tue., Sep. 18 Restaurant Night at Lou Malnati's in Geneva, 4-10 PM
  • Wed., Sep. 19 G5 Service Trip to the Holmstad in Batavia at 10:15 AM
  • Weds., Sep. 19 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary
  • Weds., Sep. 19 Let's Build It Club 3:15 PM in the library
  • Thu., Sep. 20 Sweets for Sudan Bake Sale 11:30-12:30 PM outside the Fellowship Hall
  • Walk-A-Thon 1:30 PM at Immanuel
  • Sat., Sep. 22 G3-5 Choir sings in worship 5:30 PM at Immanuel
  • Mon., Sep. 24 Vision and Hearing Rescreen
  • Mon., Sep. 24 ShopWithScrip orders due by 3:15 PM
  • Wed. and Thu., Sep. 26 and 27 School Picture Days
  • Sat., Oct. 6 Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble Geneva 9:30-3 PM
  • Tue., Oct. 9 Parenting Class: Executive Functioning 8:45 AM in the youth room
  • Wed., Oct. 10 Parenting Class: Executive Functioning 6:30 PM in the sanctuary
  • Tue., Oct. 16 Immanuel Night at Chipotle 4-8 PM at Chipotle
  • 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
  • Fri., Nov. 9 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 3:30 PM
Outside Events of Interest to Families
Click image for link to details
Lazarus House "The Need Is Now" Community Concert
Sat., Sep. 22, 5-9 PM, Lincoln Park, St. Charles
Lazarus House is sponsoring its first “The Need is Now” community concert. Relax with family and friends and enjoy music by “Betsy Petrie & The Souvenirs.” They will entertain you with long-lost classic songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Bring a cooler and blanket or chairs, learn more about Lazarus House, and enjoy the “oldies, but goodies.” Check the website at to see how you can be a part of neighbors helping neighbors in our communities.
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