Fri., Sep. 28, 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
  • Scholastic book order forms were sent home this week. Orders are due Thu., Oct. 11, using class code GMXY4.
  • The October hot lunch menu is online. Starting in November, we are offering hamburgers and hot dogs on alternating Mondays replacing the breakfast items. Please go to to order lunch.
  • Thank you Sweets for Sudan shoppers--and cooks! The students earned $140 at the Sep. Bake Sale to help provide water for children and their families living in the Sudan!
  • 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.
  • 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.
Hurricane Florence Relief
Donations needed by Wed., Oct. 3
Immanuel is collecting supplies that will be sent to areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Items will only be collected through  Wed., Oct. 3   in order to ensure their timely arrival. Receptacles to receive the following items have been placed in the church and school lobbies. 
Lysol wipes
Bleach and other disinfectants
Mops, brooms, buckets
Masks, gloves

Ropes, bungee cords
Plastic gas cans

Toys and games (for shelters)
Solar and other cell phone chargers
Nonperishable food items
Baby formula

Basic hygiene items
Basic toiletries
Sanitary products
Baby wipes

Dog and cat food
Pet carriers
Individuals interested in learning about volunteering are encouraged to visit the Lutheran Church Charities website at .
Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble
Sat., Oct. 6, 9:30-Noon
Barnes and Noble, 102 Commons Dr., Geneva, is hosting a book fair with 15 percent of most purchases going to Immanuel Lutheran School when shoppers mention Immanuel or share one of these vouchers (electronic on Smartphone or tablet or hard copy) . The morning's schedule is shown below:

  • 9:30-Noon Classroom Wish Lists will be available in the children's department
  • 9:30-Noon Immanuel staff members will be wrapping gifts
  • 9:30-Noon Mrs. Wert and Mrs. Bierlein will lead interactive STEM demonstrations
  • 10 AM Mrs. Nelson will read 10 Little Pumpkins, by Lara Ede
  • 10:20-11:30 AM Kids' Pumpkin Craft
  • 10:45 AM Performance by Immanuel Lutheran School orchestra
  • 11 AM Barnes & Noble National Story Hour
  • Noon Mrs. Laughlin will read a book

A follow-up online book fair will be held Oct. 7-10. Visit  and use the book fair ID number 12396883 to participate.
The 2018 PTL Walk-A-Thon raised more than $7,300 this school year! The third grade class raised the most money and earned a class pizza party. Third grader Ayden, raised the most money for our school and also had the most donors contribute. Great job to all our students and a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to this year's Walk-A-Thon!
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 the Wed. evening event.
Crop Hunger Walk
SAT., OCT. 13, 8 AM Bethlehem Lutheran Church St. Charles
Everyone is invited to walk in the 2018 Tri-Cities CROP Hunger Walk: organizing now! The walk benefits the Batavia Food Pantry, the Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and people worldwide. Interested? Contact Mary Jo Nottke at 630 699 6031 or
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!
Restaurant Night
You Outdid Yourselves! Thank You!
Wow! Immanuel's proceeds from the Lou Malnati's Restaurant Night (Tue., Sep. 18) are a whopping $633.37! That is 20 pe rcent of $3,166.87 in sales where customers showed the flyer or mentioned Immanuel when placing their orders. The PTL is very grateful, as are students and staff who will benefit from improvements supported by PTL fundraising. Thank you so much!

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.
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 Coming Soon!
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 Grade 2 and their families. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this free evening of family fun!
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.
  • 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., Oct. 8.

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.
  • Sat., Sep. 29 ILS Volleyball Tournament cheer for the Eagles!
  • Mon., Oct. 2 Spirit Day
  • Wed., Oct. 3 Chapel/Baptism Birthdays 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Fri., Oct. 5 Chicago Steel Read with Rusty begins, details here
  • Sat., Oct. 6 Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble Geneva 9:30-Noon
  • Mon., Oct. 8 School in session
  • 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
  • Thu., Oct. 11 Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Tue., Oct. 16 Immanuel Night at Chipotle 4-8 PM at Chipotle 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
  • Fri., Oct. 19 No School
  • Tue., Oct. 23 Literacy Night 6:30-7:30 PM in the gym
  • Fri., Nov. 9 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 3:30 PM
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