Thu., Sep. 20, 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
  • 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 secure.headmasteronline.com to order lunch.
  • Remember to go to ilsbatavia.org/parent_login 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 school@immanuelbatavia.org, or go to Parent Login at ilsbatavia.org 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
Tarps
Rakes
Plastic gas cans
Dehumidfiers

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

Basic hygiene items
Basic toiletries
Sanitary products
Diapers
Baby wipes

Dog and cat food
Pet carriers
Individuals interested in learning about volunteering are encouraged to visit the Lutheran Church Charities website at lutheranchurchcharities.org .
Ballet Stories Info Meeting
Thu., Sep. 27, 11:30 AM in the sanctuary
This information meeting is designed for those who have preregistered for Ballet Stories. It will be an opportunity for parents and students to meet the faculty from A Step Above Academy, learn about the program, and complete their registration. The six-week enrichment program will begin Oct. 18. There has been a lot of interest in Ballet Stories, and in order all of the dancers to receive the attention they deserve, class sizes will be capped. Registration completion will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and is already available online. Complete your registration   here
Walk-A-Thon!
Fri., Sep. 21, 1:30 PM
Immanuel's PTL is putting the fun in fundraising and coordinating this event. Proceeds will be used for teacher wish lists. Students are encouraged to w ear Immanuel Spirit Wear or a jersey from their favorite sports team for the Walk-A-Thon. Preschool students are invited to walk and earn for ILS; and are eligible to earn prizes, too! Donor envelopes were sent home in Friday Folders a week ago and are due Fri., Sep. 21.

Students can help make it successful by calling or emailing relatives a nd friends and asking them politely to help support their school. Participating students can earn:
  • Prize Packs all participates with at least one donation
  • Immanuel Spirit Wear t-shirts for students earning $100-199
  • Spirit Wear t-shirts and drawstring bags for students earning $200+
  • $50 VISA Gift Card for the highest earner in K-G5
  • $50 VISA Gift Card for the highest earner in G6-8
  • Pizza party for the classroom with the highest earnings
  • Ice cream treats for the classroom with the highest average-per-student earning rate!

PARENTS can help by ensuring their students are dressed for the weather and are wearing appropriate footwear. Volunteers are also needed! Sign up for volunteer opportunities below at http://signup.com/go/uCm2g5
  • Be outside to ensure students stay on course
  • Offer water and popcorn to walkers
  • Please make sure your kids are dressed for the weather and are wearing appropriate footwear.
Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble
Sat., Oct. 6, 9:30-Noon ...PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
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 the vouchers that are being sent home. Browse through a huge selection of wonderful books for children and adults, enjoy the great activities being planned, and maybe make a new friend! A follow-up online book fair will be held Oct. 7-10. To participate, visit  BN.com/bookfairs  and use the book fair ID number 12396883 .  
A Mysterious Approach to Ministry Support
SAT., OCT. 13, 6 PM IN THE GYM
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  walcamp.org/page/who_dunnit_dinner   or call the office at 815 784 5141, extension 111. Group tickets are available, but seating is limited, so order your tickets today!
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 mnottke@aol.com.
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 this event.
Restaurant Night


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.
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 philanthropic@bataviamothersclub.org .
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.
October
  • WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; toys for all ages that fit into shoe boxes)

November
  • 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., Sep. 24.

Visit  shopwithscrip.com  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 ilsbatavia.org anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Events
  • Fri., Sep. 21 Walk-A-Thon 1:30 PM at Immanuel
  • Sat., Sep. 22 G3-5 Choir sings in worship 5:30 PM at Immanuel
  • Mon., Sep. 24 Vision and Hearing Rescreen
  • Mon., Sep. 24 ShopWithScrip orders due by 3:15 PM
  • Wed. and Thu., Sep. 26 and 27 School Picture Days
  • Thu., Sep. 27 Ballet Stories Info Meeting 11:30 AM in the sanctuary
  • Mon., Oct. 2 Spirit Day
  • Sat., Oct. 6 Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble Geneva 9:30-Noon
  • 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
  • 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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Lazarus House "The Need Is Now" Community Concert
Sat., Sep. 22, 5-9 PM, Lincoln Park, St. Charles
Lazarus House is sponsoring its first “The Need is Now” community concert. Relax with family and friends and enjoy music by “Betsy Petrie & The Souvenirs.” They will entertain you with long-lost classic songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Bring a cooler and blanket or chairs, learn more about Lazarus House, and enjoy the “oldies, but goodies.” Check the website at lazarushouse.net to see how you can be a part of neighbors helping neighbors in our communities.
Immanuel's Mission
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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