Wed., Jan. 24, 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

2018-2019 Registration
1.     Registration paperwork was sent home with all students. Families who did not receive a packet and those who have questions are asked to contact the school office Please note, forms and fees are due by Jan. 31 for priority registration.  
2.     The 2018-2019 school calendar has been approved and is available here .
Non-Public School Scholarships
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) on Jan. 31, 6-7:30 PM to walk through the application process together.

Please remember that families who plan to apply for ILS Need-Based Tuition Assistance must apply for an Invest in Kids Scholarship first .
First Semester Academic Awards
Faithful Worship
Jayce Benedetto
Malcolm Kaiser
William Olsen

Grade 1
Sammi Barry
Eidan Flores Sanchez
Lissa Kaiser
Evan Larsen

Grade 2
Sami Riddell

Grade 3
Liam McLane

Grade 4
Grant Blahnik
Anna Olsen

Grade 5
Bekah Dauksha
Corey McPencow
Jack Nelson
Mason Popp

Grade 6
Collin Bittner
Rose Davis
Olivia Groetken
Kayleigh McLane
Karinna Popp
Brooke Rummel
Colleen Siemann

Grade 7
Eli Davis
Chloe Nelson

Grade 8
Caroline Hager
Outstanding Attendance
Grade 1
Merik Bakken
Sammi Barry
Cooper Riippi
Eden Schaffer

Grade 3
Justin Black
Mason Chesnutt
Linnea Popp

Grade 4
Luke Feltner
Alexandra Murphy
Dylan Petschow
Parker Riippi

Grade 5
Joshua Black
Corey McPencow

Grade 6
Kayleigh McLane

Grade 8
Marty Vallaro
Keri Krivograd 
High Honor Roll
Grade 6
Rose Davis
Sean Heetland
Sarah Jerdee
Kayleigh McLane
Andrew Meisner
MacKenzie Murphy
Karinna Popp
Colleen Siemann
Aidan Toner

Grade 7
Eli Davis
Chloe Nelson
Caroline Schroeder
Kaitlin Young

Grade 8
Alexis Abel
Caroline Hager
Ashley Heetland
Keri Krivograd
Chessie Polizzotto
Bella Polizzotto
Jacque Schroeder
Madison Van
Kelly Wenzel
Natalie Zagorski
Honor Roll
Grade 6
Collin Bittner
Olivia Groetken
Alexis Morales
Erik Olsen
Brooke Rummel

Grade 7
Martin Meiers
Evan Roin
Peyton Rummel
Ryan Tinnes
Alyce Williams

Grade 8
Jack Carroll
Cam Gruel
Katie Meyers
Spring Musical
The Lion King Cast List
Watch for details in upcoming issues!

RAFIKI Rose Davis
MUFASA Guest Actor (TBD)
SARABI Peyton Rummel
ZAZU Colleen Siemann
SCAR Jack Nelson
YOUNG NALA Rebekah Dauksha
OLDER NALA Chloe Nelson
SARAFINA Julia Schoppe
BANZAI Alexis Morales
SHENZI Kayleigh McLane
ED Jorie Anderson
TIMON Sarah Jerdee
PUMBAA Cayla Oldenburger

Karinna Popp (Puppets)
MacKenzie Murphy (Puppets, Lioness, Hyena, Dancer)
Olivia Groetken (Puppets, Lioness, Hyena, Dancer)
Peyton Rummel (Lioness)
Julia Schoppe (Lioness)
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 (Jan. 29, Feb. 5) 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.
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, 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.
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.
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
Click on a study below to link to details.

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
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
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. 26 Middle School Field Trip to Chicago museums

Jan. 26/27 Eagle Invitational Basketball Tournament, in the gym

Jan. 28 Voters Meeting, noon-1 PM

Jan. 29 Ozzie Reading Club: First Base Due

Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser Week

Jan. 31 Spelling Bee, after chapel

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

Feb. 9 Teacher Appreciation responses due

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 
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School 630 406 0157