Wed., Oct. 17, 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
  • SWEETS FOR SUDAN BAKE SALE is tomorrow during the lunch hour. All treats are $1 each. Proceeds benefit Water for South Sudan.
  • REMINDER: No school this Fri., Oct. 19 due to teacher conference.
  • Effective with the November book order, Immanuel’s class code is 2KI7W (I as in Idaho). When you go online to order your book, go under your profile, edit your child, and put in the new class code--that’s it!
  • 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.
Lutheran State Cross Country Results!
The Eagles flew high last weekend at the Lutheran State Cross Country Meet at Trinity-Bloomington. The Immanuel Boys Cross Country Team placed 13th Overall. Individual results are listed below. Congratulations on your dedication and heart to all of our athletes who competed. Go Eagles!
Maddie Cassidy (G5)
Annabelle Rode (G4)
Anna Olsen (G5)

Sean Heetland (G7)
Michael Junitz (G5)
Cody Rummel (G5)
Caleb Gruel (G5)
Bryan Lester (G5)
Erik Olsen (G7)
Evan Roin (G8)
46th Overall Girls
83rd Overall Girls
87th Overall Girls

7th Overall Boys
41st Overall Boys
75th Overall Boys
110th Overall Boys
133rd Overall Boys
134th Overall Boys
135th Overall Boys

ILS Students Earn Spots at Bulls Champs Day
This past summer, the Chicago Bulls/Sox Academy hosted a basketball camp at Immanuel. Each participant attending one of these camps throughout the Chicagoland area had a chance to qualify for Champions Day by competing in the Chicago Bulls Skills Competition. The Skills Competition tested the participants' Bulls Run, Bulls Drive, and Bulls Shot; some of the same skills that professional scouts use to evaluate high school and college players!

The top three girls and top three boys in each age group will participate in skills testing. Approximately 60 kids qualified out of hundreds, and two of these are ILS students! Dominic Murrell (G5)qualified for the Bulls Run and Linnea Popp (G4) qualified for Bulls Drive and Bulls Run.  Congratulations Linnea and Dominic! Go Eagles!
Goodbye, Hello, Goodbye
Today is Judy Nelson’s last day as Immanuel’s school secretary, and we wish her God’s richest blessings as she begins her new job. We are pleased to announce that Immanuel has a new school secretary. Her name is Kathleen (Katie) Williams. She has extensive experience in customer service and office administration, which will be helpful in working with our teachers, students, and parents. Mrs. Williams has a very bubbly, friendly personality and will complement the rest of our staff as we work closely together in ministry. There will be a period of transition over the next couple of weeks while Mrs. Williams finishes her commitments with her current employer and begins her new responsibilities at Immanuel. During this time we will have volunteers assist us at the front desk of the school office to ensure that everything goes smoothly during the interim.

It is also very bittersweet to announce that Teri Pohorsky’s last day will be Nov. 9. She and her husband Jim have bought a kayaking business in South Carolina and will be moving there to begin a new adventure together. We have begun our search for qualified candidates for the position and are assembling a search committee to begin interviewing as soon as possible. We will keep everyone informed during the process.
Employment Opportunities 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.

Reply: P lease provide paperwork to Principal Donna Laughlin by Wed., Oct. 24

Position: Bookkeeper
Provide full accounting support to both the Church and School. Ensure timely and accurate entries of deposits, recording of transactions in the General Ledger, People, and Headmaster software. Prepare timely check disbursements in accounts payable. Oversee and implement bi-monthly payroll schedules. Verify monthly accounts balance and close each month. Prepare documents suitable to report the organization’s financial position to School and Church leadership and maintain required files.
Qualifications: Minimum two years of college, focus on accounting, or five years of experience in accounting

Hours: Fewer than 40 hours per week.
Reply by: Please provide resume and completed Immanuel paperwork by Wed., Oct. 24.

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.
Prayer Experience
Sat., Oct. 20, 9-10 AM, sanctuary
Adults are invited to participate in Immanuel’s Prayer Experience event where we will gather to lift up our church in prayer, seek God’s direction, and ask His blessing. Just as all parents delight in spending time with their children, God delights in spending time with us. Prayer is our opportunity to not only bring our requests to God, but also to see His hand moving in our lives each day. Come to Prayer Experience and explore new ways of talking with your Heavenly Father.
Restaurant Night
Mon., Nov. 12, all day! at Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe
2987 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner at the Aurora Kirk Rd. Panera, and Immanuel earns on every purchase accompanied by this flyer . Each participant must present the flyer (either hard copy or electronic image on a Smartphone or tablet) to the cashier at the time of purchase for our group to get credit for the sale. We hope to see you there! 
Avast Ye! Literacy Night is on the Horizon!
Tue., Oct. 23, 6:30 PM in the gym
Immanuel is celebrating literacy with a pirate themed evening of fun reading, writing, and other learning activities. The evening is designed to be especially enjoyable and enriching for children ages 3 through 8, but everyone is invited to attend! Mark your calendar and RSVP here for this free evening of family fun!
Calling All Veterans
Wed., Nov. 7, 8:50 AM
Veterans are invited to participate in Immanuel Lutheran School’s Veteran’s Day celebration chapel. Our goal is to have as many veterans in attendance as possible for this celebration in your honor. Please contact the church office to share name, rank, branch, and years of service. You are also invited to bring a hat, uniform, insignia, or memorabilia to display in the lobby. Bring items that morning or to the office during business hours.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Fri., Nov. 9, 3:30 PM
Join us for another great afternoon of packing shoe box gifts for children around the world! Last year we packed 688 boxes; our goal this year is 1,000! Click here to see what a difference your efforts make in children's lives!

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

  • Free Will: any of the above prior to party date
Mass Choir Rehearsals Begin Nov. 4
Sundays in November at 1 PM in the Music Room
Make your personal preparation for our Savior’s birth even more special by helping others do the same. Be part of the mass choir that presents the annual Service of Lessons and Carols this year on Sat., Dec. 1. Join regular rehearsals on Thu., at 7 PM and/or Sun. afternoons at 1 PM. Questions? Contact Sharon Dalpini .
Wreath Sale
Immanuel's high school students are heading to Minneapolis this summer to attend the National Youth Gathering. To help with the cost of this trip they are selling evergreen wreaths. Orders can be placed in the school office. Orders and payments are  due by Nov 1 .  Delivery is estimated for the week of  Dec. 3  and will be delivered to the school for pick up. Catalog at right.
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., Oct. 22.

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.
Thu., Oct. 18 Sweets for Sudan Bake Sale 11:30-12:30 PM
Thu., Oct. 18 End of First Quarter
Fri., Oct. 19 No School, NID Teacher Conference
Sat., Oct. 20 Prayer Experience 9-10 AM at Immanuel
Sat., Oct. 20 National Cross Country Meet CUW-Mequon
Mon., Oct. 22 ShopWithScrip Orders Due 3:15 PM
Tue., Oct. 23 Literacy Night 6:30-7:30 PM in the gym
Thu., Oct. 25, Aurora Central Catholic High School Open House below
Fri., Oct. 26, Report Cards sent home
Mon., Oct. 29 New Monday AM Bible Study (Book of Mark) 9 AM
Mon., Oct. 29 New Monday PM Bible Study (Book of Mark) 7 PM
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 
Church 630 879 7163. 8-4 PM
School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM