Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

"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

The State of Illinois created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend recognized non-public schools through the Invest in Kids Act. Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for the 2018-2019 school year based on the income guidelines below.

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 guidelines below are directed to visit the website to determine 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.
Christmas at Immanuel!
Thu., Dec. 21
  • K-8 Christmas service at 6:30 PM
  • Cookie Walk cookies will be for sale tonight in the Fellowship Hall after the Christmas worship service. 
  • Check the Lost and Found before Christmas Break. Items left will be donated during the break.

Fri., Dec. 22
  • Jesus' Birthday Party (Preschool and Sing and Play) at 8:40 AM in the gym
  • K-8 Chapel at 8:50 AM
  • K-8 classroom Christmas Parties
  • Preschool dismissed for Christmas Break at 10:30 AM
  • K-8 dismissed for Christmas Break at 11:30 AM
Christmas Giving
San Pablo, Aurora

Help support Immanuel's sister congregation San Pablo, Aurora and their efforts to reach out to their community. Take a tag from the Giving Tree in the church lobby or the school office for Reverse Advent Calendars for the San Pablo Food Bank (due Dec. 24). Instead of taking something out of a commercial Advent calendar, set up a basket at home and give the item listed for each day. Bring items on the dates indicated for transport to San Pablo.
Aurora Pregnancy Information Center (PIC)

Each year at Christmastime, Immanuel students collect layette items and donate their chapel offerings to the Aurora Pregnancy Information Center as another way of honoring the birth of Baby Jesus in such lowly estate. Preschool families are asked to bring layette items to the school office or their classroom before Dec. 22. These items will be delivered to the Aurora PIC by ILCS staff members. Chapel offerings from K-8 students are being designated to this local charity as well for the month of December.
Coming in January
Click the image below to sign up!

In January, the broad pool of talent available in the Immanuel community will be highlighted in weekly blind auctions. Donations of time and/or talents are needed. To date quilts, a painting, stained glass art, jewelry, and photographs have been promised. Donations of talents could include photography sessions, cooking, plumbing--time and talents donated to benefit Investing in Discipleship . Contact Sue Wauer at 630 402 0549 or to learn more.
Chorus Auditions for Joseph at Wheaton Academy

Complete information on Children’s Choir auditions for Wheaton Academy's production of  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  is available on their website. Review the audition instructions, forms, and pre-selected music here . Auditions will be held on Jan. 9 and 10 on Wheaton Academy’s campus,
900 N. Prince Crossing Rd., West Chicago.
Investing in Discipleship
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.
Troop 12 Trees

NOV. 19-DEC. 22, M-F 5-9 PM, S-S 9 AM-9 PM, 411 S. RIVER ST. BATAVIA
Celebrating 60 years of tradition, Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Boy Scout Troop 12 will offer fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees on Route 25, adjacent to the Batavia Skate Park All proceeds directly benefit the Scouts; cash, checks or credit cards are accepted with great Appreciation. Questions? Email
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
Click on a study below to link to details.

Sunday Studies, 9:30-10:30 AM are on hiatus until Jan. 6.

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
During the Week

Theology on Tap , Crosstown, Batavia , second and fourth Mons., 7 PM
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
Spirit Day

Spirit Day is Mon., Jan. 8. Please wear ILS spirit wear or blue and white!

Hot Lunch

The hot lunch menu for January is now available online.

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
Dec. 21 K-8 ILS Christmas Worship 6:30 PM, G

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Worship 4, 6, and 11 PM (NOTE: no morning services), G

Dec. 25 Christmas Day Worship 9:30 AM, S

Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Worship 8, 9:30, and 11 AM (NOTE: no evening service), S

Jan. 8 Spirit Day, Classes Resume
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
from the faculty and staff at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
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