Wed., Jan. 10, 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

Non-Public School Scholarships
Important Information for Parents Regarding the State of Illinois Invest In Kids Act of 2017
Empower Illinois had an extremely successful first day yesterday and are excited to share that more than $35 million has been committed to the program thus far. Thanks to the support of generous donors, thousands of students are set to benefit from Illinois’ Invest in Kids Act. Tax credits are still available, but those interested in donating are encouraged to act fast. Individuals and companies can make donations until $75 million in state tax credits have been reserved. Copy and paste this link and scroll down to watch the video for complete information:

Students in Grade K-12 have the opportunity to receive these tax credit scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Families who meet the income are directed to visit the website to determine if they meet the income guidelines and learn what is necessary to begin the process of applying for these scholarships on Jan. 24, 2018. If you would like assistance with this process, please set up a personal meeting with Dick Wauer, Business Manager. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so it is very important to apply early.

Families who would normally apply for Need-Based Tuition Assistance from Immanuel and meet the income guidelines below must apply for Invest in Kids Scholarships first. If there is still a need for tuition assistance, families may apply according to Immanuel’s policies and procedures. That information, from a third party, will be forthcoming in the near future.

Businesses or individuals interested in learning more about making a contribution to these scholarships and earning a 75 percent tax credit on their donation may visit and click on the “Donors” tab. It is important to check dates for donating as timing is tight this first year.

Please visit for complete information for students and donors.
Reading Programs
Ozzie Reading Club and Six Flags Reading Club begin Fri., Jan. 12 for Kindergarten through Grade 8 students. Hard copies of information were sent home with students.
Volunteers Needed
Tuesday Lunch Volunteers
Thank you so much for the fantastic turnout of volunteers through the first semester; volunteers are now needed for the second semester. Two to three volunteers supervise students on Tuesdays during the lunch period (11:30-12:30 PM), allowing teachers to enjoy a relaxing lunch break once each week. Click this link to sign up to help once--or more than on ce: .

Tournament Time!
Immanuel Lutheran School will be hosting two basketball tournaments in the coming month and many volunteers are needed to help with these events. The Eagle Invitational Tournament will be held on Fri., Jan. 26/27 and the Eagle Shoot-Out on Sat., Feb. 10. Families of basketball players and cheerleaders are asked to watch for the sign-up to work concessions or admissions for the tournament. Any Immanuel families who would like to help with the tournament are invited to do so! For more information, contact Sharon Dalpini, Athletic Director, at . Proceeds from the tournament go to support all of the athletic teams at Immanuel Lutheran School! Go Eagles!
Scoreboard Operators needed!
A basketball scoreboard operator is needed for several ILS home basketball games. Experienced scoreboard operators who are available to help are asked to contact Sharon Dalpini, Athletic Director, at  for more information. Dates needed: Tues., Jan. 16; Fri., Jan. 26; Mon., Jan. 29; Mon., Feb. 5; Mon., Feb. 12; Tues. Feb. 20; and Mon., Feb. 26.
Sharing Our Talents Show
Immanuel's seventeenth annual Sharing Our Talents Show will take place on Fri., Mar. 9 at 6 PM. Auditions for students in Grades 4 through 8 will take place on Wed., Jan. 17 at 3:30 PM. Contact Mrs. Suydam with questions.

The Lion King
This year ILS students will perform the Disney musical, The Lion King . Information and forms are being sent home that ask for general information as well as theatrical and performance experience. The packet is also available here . Auditions will be held on Wed., Jan. 17 and Thu., Jan. 18. Students should not be afraid--prior experience is not a necessity. Everyone has a first time auditioning. Please come to auditions willing to experiment, try hard, and have fun! Also included in this packet is a commitment contract for the student, parents, and teacher to sign. Please contact Mr. McLane , Mrs. Bello , or Mrs. Laughlin with any questions prior to auditions.
Seeking Substitute Teachers
Substitute teaching hours would be mutually agreed upon as needed. Current pay rate is $100 per full day. Applicants should have either an Illinois Teaching Certificate or a Substitute Teaching Certificate through the Kane County Regional Office of Education. For complete information, please contact Lori St.Vincent at
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is an equal employment opportunity employer; however, as a church body, retains the right to give preference in hiring to persons who are members in good standing of a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation.
This Month at Immanuel
Portillo's Fundraiser
THU., JAN. 11, 5-8 PM, BATAVIA
ILCS earns 20 percent on orders when customers mention Immanuel BEFORE ordering or share the flyer shown here. Ease back into the school schedule with dinner out on Thursday night!

Click the image below to sign up!
ILCS Skate Night
SUN., JAN. 14, 4:30-6:30 PM AT FUNWAY, 2335 S. RIVER ST., BATAVIA
Come out for a fun fellowship event for all Immanuel families!
Bid4Talent Begins Next Monday!
Four weekly blind auctions will offer goods and services offered by members of the Immanuel family. Items include quilts, a painting, photographs, jewelry, a child’s tea set and Tea Party with Mrs. Laughlin—and more! (Samples are shown at left.) Biding opens Mondays (Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5) and ends Sundays (Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11). Items will be 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.
Sing and Play Resumes
WEDS., 11 AM
Sing and Play is back! Join the fun with toddlers and their parents. The class is led by ILS teacher Wendy Nelson and gives parents the opportunity to share playtime with their child and other toddlers. No registration is required and the class is FREE! Tell friends and neighbors about this great opportunity to meet other toddler families!
Preschool Open Houses
WED., JAN. 17, 10-11 AM TUE., FEB. 13, 6-7 PM WED., MAR. 14, 10-11 AM
Check out Immanuel’s preschool program at the first of three Preschool Open Houses. 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 at for complete information.
Coming in February!
Immanuel Bunco Night
Plan to attend Immanuel's Bunco Night fellowship fundraiser! Bunco Night is part of Investing in Discipleship and 100 percent of Bunco Night proceeds are benefiting this campaign, which supports educational opportunities for children within the Immanuel community. These opportunities include Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, preschool, grade school, middle school, and confirmation classes.
Each $25 ticket covers finger foods, two beverages tickets, and three games of Bunco. Prizes will be awarded for Most Buncos, Mini Buncos, as well as a mystery prize. There will also be raffle baskets, 50/50 raffles, and much more! Tickets may be purchased in the school office, from Kristy Joanis, Megan 
Popp, or Melba Layton.
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 The next orders and checks are due Mon., Jan. 22.
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
HSY Simply Bible , Batavia Panera , Mon., 7 PM is on hiatus until Jan. 8
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.

Dental Forms
Reminder: Student in K, G2, and G6 are required to submit a dental exam form. Forms are available here on The City.
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. 11/12 No Preschool - Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

Jan. 11 Portillo's Restaurant Night , 5-8 PM, Batavia Portillo's

Jan. 12 End of Second Quarter

Jan. 14 Immanuel Quarterly Blood Drive, 8-noon

Jan. 14 Funway Skate Night, 4:30 PM

Jan. 15 No School, MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 17 Preschool Open House, 10 AM

Jan. 17 Talent Show Tryouts, 3:30 PM in the music room

Jan. 17/18 The Lion King Auditions, 3:30 PM in the youth room

Jan. 19 Report cards sent home

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

Jan. 28 Voters Meeting, noon-1 PM
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