Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

"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

A Regisgtration Reboot Email was sent today--
if you did not receive it, please click HERE .
Immanuel Batavia Eagle Invitational Tournament Begins One Week from Today!

Download a free popcorn ticket here --redeemable when you bring a friend to the tournament!

Free admission when you wear Immanuel spirit wear!

Seven schools from as far away as New Haven, Indiana, and Freeport, Illinois, will participate. Games begin Friday evening, Feb. 8, and continue through Sunday afternoon. Additional activities include a 3-point Shoot Out and a Free Throw Contest on Saturday, as well as the ever-popular Chuck a Duck (made popular at the varsity girls basketball and volleyball tournaments). In addition, Immanuel’s Student Council is hosting a Neon Night dance for students in grades 5-8 from all tournament schools immediately following the Sat. 5:30 PM worship service.
The tournament committee has worked incredibly hard putting this new tournament event together. In order to make it successful, your help is needed. Please consider volunteering an hour or two. Volunteers are needed for admissions and concessions, as well as scoreboard operators and hall monitors. This will be a fun opportunity to serve and cheer on our Eagles. Click to volunteer. Enter your email address (you will not need to create an account), and sign up. (Your email address will not be shared.) If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Susie Lester at
Principal's Corner
Here’s what’s newsworthy this week:
  • This was a very short school week! We only had  two days of school due to a snow day and two cold days, but we still packed a lot of fun and learning into those two short days!
  • Students in K-2 celebrated our 100th day of school together. It was a day filled with art, math, language arts activities, and getting to know students and teachers from other classrooms.
  • Students in K-5 participated in the Kids Heart Challenge, formerly called Jump Rope for Heart. This is Immanuel’s nineteenth year participating!
  • We also held our annual Spelling Bee—results will be shared next week.
Basketball and Cheer Parents
Orders for Basketball Mom/Dad and Cheer Mom/Dad spirit shirts have been sent home. The final submission date to order Fri., Feb. 1. Thank you for your support for the basketball and cheer teams!
Bunco Night Tickets On Sale Now!
Bunco Night - Tickets On Sale NOW!
Sat., Feb. 23, doors open 6:15 PM at the Batavia Moose Lodge
This fellowship event was such a hit last year, we’re doing it again! Get your team together and practice your shake. Tickets on sale now. Contact Megan Popp at or 630 879 7163.
Lunchroom Helpers
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is looking for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers for Tuesdays through-May. Thank you to everyone who volunteered September through December! There are plenty of opportunities to put in some volunteer time! Sign up here:
Explore God
Over the course of seven weeks, we’re tackling some of our biggest questions about life, God, and Jesus. Everyone is invited—this is a great opportunity to invite friends and family who are conflicted about the concept of faith. Invitation cards are available in the church lobby to help you do just that.

There is also an open discussion group exploring these questions on a deeper level. Join the conversation on Mondays at 6:30 PM at Pal Joey's in Batavia.

If you have questions, please contact Pr. Eric Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or
Ballet Stories
Immanuel Bible Studies: You're Invited!
  • The Gospel of Mark, Monday AM Bible Study, Mons. at 9 AM; Monday PM Bible Study, Mons. at 7 PM; and Early Risers Bible Study, Weds. at 6:30 AM
  • The Gospel Project, Tuesday AM Bible Study, Tues. at 9:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David, Women’s Bible Study, Wed. at 9 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • The Holy Spirit, Thursday PM Bible Study, Thu. at 7 PM, Heritage Room
  • The Large Catechism, Men’s Bible Study, Sat. at 8 AM, Fellowship Hall or Batavia Panera

To learn more about Bible studies and in-home small groups,
contact Pr. Chris at .
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Tue., Feb 19, 4-8 PM at Noodles & Company 1310 Commons Dr., Geneva

Restaurant Night Reminders
  • Flyers must be mentioned or shown when ordering.
  • Before you leave, please check your receipt to ensure Immanuel has been given credit for the sale.
  • Copies of flyers are in the church and school lobbies and at
  • Online orders are NOT included in earnings on restaurant nights.
Shop and Share
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Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! For complete information, contact Mike Riddell or click the link below.  Orders due Mon., Feb. 11.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at .
When ordering Scholastic Books, please use this class code to ensure your books aren't lost in space! 2KI7W
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.
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Kids Heart Challenge, 8:45 AM (K & 5) & 12:30 (1-4)

Spirit Day
G4 Field Trip, Fermilab , 8:45 AM
Preschool Chapel, 8:50 AM and 12:45 PM
JV Boys Basketball v Immanuel-Dundee, 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys Basketball v Immanuel-Dundee, 5:30 PM
Explore God Discussion Group, 6:30 PM at Pal Joey’s, Batavia
Preschool Chapel, 8:50 AM
Martin Luther King Assembly, 1 PM
JV Boys Basketball, 5:30 PM at Bethany-Naperville
Preschool Open House , 6 PM
ILS Chapel, S, 8:50 AM
Women’s Bible Study, 9 AM
Sing and Play, 11 AM
Immanuel Batavia Eagle Invitational Basketball Tournament, 6 PM
Immanuel Batavia Eagle Invitational Basketball Tournament, 930 AM
Traditional worship, 5:30 PM
Neon Night Dance, 6:30 PM
Traditional worship, 8 AM
Traditional worship, 9:30 AM
Contemporary worship, 11 AM
Immanuel Batavia Eagle Invitational Basketball Tournament, 12 PM
Bunco Night, 6:30 PM at Batavia Moose, tickets on sale now!
Outside Events of Interest to Families
Education Program E-Alert Jan.-Aug. 2019

Docent Positions Available
Have you held a lifelong curiosity about the scientific world from insects to quantum physics? Do you enjoy working with and learning from other science-minded people? Does passing scientific understanding on to others excite you? Are you energized around groups of all ages, especially children and youth? Well, then, do we have an opportunity for YOU! 

Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach seeks docents; professionals who enjoy a learning challenge with an opportunity to work with students of all ages and with the public, on a paid, part-time, on-call basis. 

Docents lead guided tours, field trips and so much more in physical and life sciences throughout the year. A desire to share the mission of Fermilab with others and to get students and adults excited about science is paramount. We welcome your expertise! Please visit to apply for the On-call Docent position. After viewing the position online, contact Maureen Hix at 630-840-5058,, if you have questions.


For Families 
Mar. 10 – Wonders of Science

For High School Students
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