Thu., Oct. 4, 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
  • It's a four-way tie for October’s Spirit Day! Grades 1, 3, 4, and 6 tied with 100 percent participation! Eagle Pride!
  •  Scholastic book order forms were sent home last week. Orders are due Thu., Oct. 11, using class code GMXY4.
  • 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.
Immanuel Church Members:
Join for this short but important meeting to discuss and possibly call a new director of youth ministries.
Student Council Elections
Congratulations to the following students elected as classroom representatives to the 2018 2019 ILS Student Council!
Grade 3 – Tate Rachow and Carly Talbot-Bowe
Grade 4 – Justin Black and Meadow Hughes
Grade 5 – Gabe Stein Rodrigues and Maddie Cassidy
Grade 6 – Mason Popp and Rebekah Dauksha
Grade 7 – Aidan Toner and Rose Davis
Grade 8 – Evan Roin and Peyton Rummel
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.
Programs for Parents
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 availa ble for the Wed. evening event.

We value your time, therefore the first 20 minutes of these sessions will give parents an opportunity to provide input the spending and event plans Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is proposing for this school year. Proposed options for utilizing the proceeds of recent PTL fundraisers to enhance their child's educational experience at Immanuel and upcoming events for families will be presented for review and input.

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.

Employment Opportunities at Immanuel
We sadly share the news that school secretary Judy Nelson and bookkeeper Bonnie Dannenberg are leaving their positions with Immanuel. Judy has been a valued member of our staff for thirteen years and we wish her God's richest blessings in her new position. Bonnie has been on staff for only a little over one year, but has provided immense support in the financial area of our organization. We send our continuing prayers with Bonnie as she leaves to support a family member facing serious health issues.

Position: School Secretary
Working under the direction of the principal, this individual will provide secretarial support for the principal and faculty; greet and serve students, families, and guests; and, in cooperation with other staff, coordinate and implement the registration process.
Qualifications: At least 18 years old with high school diploma or equivalency certificate
Hours: Hours vary between 12 and 40 hours per week.
Reply by: Please provide resume and completed Immanuel paperwork by Wed., Oct. 10.

Position: Bookkeeper
Provide full accounting support to both the Church and School. Ensure timely and accurate entries of deposits, recording of transactions in the General Ledger, People, and Headmaster software. Prepare timely check disbursements in accounts payable. Oversee and implement bi-monthly payroll schedules. Verify monthly accounts balance and close each month. Prepare documents suitable to report the organization’s financial position to School and Church leadership and maintain required files.
Qualifications: Minimum two years of college, focus on accounting, or five years of experience in accounting

Hours: Fewer than 40 hours per week.
Reply by: Please provide resume and completed Immanuel paperwork by Wed., Oct. 17.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is an equal employment opportunity employer; 
however, because we are a church body, we retain the right to give preference in hiring to persons who are members in good standing of a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation.
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

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 8, but everyone is invited to attend! Mark your calendar and RSVP here for 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.
  • Fri., Oct. 5 Chicago Steel Read with Rusty begins, details here and below.
  • Sat., Oct. 6 Immanuel @ Barnes & Noble Geneva 9:30-Noon
  • Mon., Oct. 8 School in session
  • Mon., Oct. 8 ShopWithScrip Orders Due
  • 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
  • Wed., Oct. 10 G5 Service Trip to Holmstad 10:15 AM
  • Fri., Oct. 12 Fall Pep Rally wear spirit wear!
  • 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
  • Mon., Nov. 12 Immanuel Day at Panera all day at the 2987 Kirk, Aurora location
  • Tue., Nov. 13 Parenting Class: Selfish or Joyful? 8:45 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Wed., Nov. 14 Parenting Class: Selfish or Joyful? 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Outside Events of Interest to Families
Click image for link to details
Read with Rusty begins again on Fri., Oct. 5--earn free Chicago Steel hockey tickets just by reading! Click the image below for complete information!
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