Wed., Jan. 31, 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

1.     Registration paperwork was sent home with all students. Families who did not receive a packet are asked to please contact the school office Please note, forms and fees are due by TODAY for priority registration.  
2.     The 2018-2019 school calendar has been approved and is available here .
Middle School Open House and High School Fair
WED., JAN. 31, 6-7:30 PM
Immanuel Lutheran School is hosting a Middle School Open house for families looking ahead to middle school. ILS sixth graders will debate Fast Food Restaurant Regulations, Mr. Gutwein an d Mr. Moser will lead a STEM/STEAM activity, and Mrs. McFarland and Mrs. Randall will host a Trivia Challenge with a surprise ending!

Beginning at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall, local non-public high school representatives, including ILS alumni, will be on hand to share information about what their school offers. Parents and students are invited to learn more about these additional high school options.
Non-Public School Scholarship Applications Available Today at Noon!
Non-public school scholarship applications under the State of Illinois Invest in Kids Act of 2017 become available at noon on Wed., Jan. 31. Complete information on the application process and required documentation is available here. To further assist families, Immanuel staff will be available in the school technology lab (second floor, room 254, use stairs across from the gym, next to the library) TONIGHT, 6-7:30 PM to assist with the application process.

Please remember that families who plan to apply for ILS Need-Based Tuition Assistance must apply for an Invest in Kids Scholarship first .
Jacque Schroeder, Grade 8, was inadvertently left off of the Outstanding Attendance list last week. Well done Jacque!

Erik Olsen, Grade 6, was inadvertently left off the Faithful Worship list. Well done Erik!
Thank You!
Immanuel Night at Batavia Portillo's, held on Thu., Jan. 11 was a smashing success! ILCS earned $339! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart
Immanuel's annual Jump Rope for Heart (K-G4) and Hoops for Heart (G5-8) events take place this Fri., Feb. 2. All students must have a signed permissions slip in order to participate.
2018 2019 Calendar Update
Please note a change to the 2018-19 school calendar: the NID Teachers' Conference date was changed from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19 . The updated calendar has been posted to
Teacher Appreciation
The Teacher Appreciation Committee is putting together booklets for each ILS teacher comprised of his/her students' favorite Bible verses. The teachers will be lifted by God's word and their students whenever they need some words of encouragement. Please complete and submit this form for each students' main/homeroom teacher. For fourth grade students, please complete the form twice, once for Mrs. Wert and once for Mr. Moser. A form may be completed for each additional teacher, e.g., PE teacher, music teacher, Mrs. Pohorsky, middle school Spanish, middle school math, Mrs. Laughlin, etc. Please complete and submit before Fri., Feb. 9. Thank you!
What's Happening at Immanuel
Bid4Talent Continues!
Four weekly blind auctions will offer goods and services offered by members of the Immanuel family. Items include quilts, a painting, photographs, jewelry—and more! Bidding opens Mondays and ends Sundays (Feb. 4, 11). Items are displayed in the main church hallway and the school atrium. Proceeds benefit Immanuel's Investing in Discipleship campaign.

Complete auction catalogs are available in the school entryway and here.
Coming in February!
Preschool Open Houses
TUE., FEB. 13, 6-7 PM 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.
New Adult Bible Study Begins Mon., Feb. 19
Develop an intimate, life-changing relationship with God and learn how to apply His will to all of life's circumstances. This study shows that God is always at work and pursues a continuing relationship with each individual that is real and personal. He invites each person to become involved with Him in His work and speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. God’s invitation to work with Him leads to a crisis of belief requiring faith and action and people must adjust their lives to join Him in what He is doing. People come to know God by experience as they obey Him and He works through them.
This class is open to adults, college age, and teens. Location will be determined once class size is known. Contact Erica and Tony Ciro, Christin Hager, or Julaine Kammrath at or 630 251 6761 to learn more.
Batavia Brotherhood Banquet
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 .
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 N ext orders and checks are due Mon., Feb. 12.

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
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
Flyers are being sent home this week. These orders are due Thu., Feb. 8. The web address is  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
Jan. 31 Middle School Open House and High School Fair , 6 PM

Jan. 31 Invest in Kids Scholarship Application assistance , Tech Lab. 6 PM

Feb. 2 Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart

Feb. 5 Spirit Day, wear spirit wear or blue and white

Feb. 5 & 6 Preschool Chapel

Feb. 7 Chapel, February Baptism Birthdays celebrated after chapel

Feb. 8 G5 Field Trip to Fox Valley Greenhouse

Feb. 9 Teacher Appreciation responses due

Feb. 10 Eagles Shoot-Out Boys' Basketball Tournament

Feb. 10 Bunco Night

Apr. 20 The Lion King , 6:30 PM, in the gym
Upcoming Off Site
There is lots to do at Fermilab in Batavia! Check out their programming for children and families here!
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