Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

The First Day of School

In an homage to the movie Groundhog Day [and because we forgot], our opening school bell will be rung at chapel next Wed., Aug. 28. Chapel begins at 8:40 AM in the sanctuary. We hope to see you in chapel next week to celebrate with us!
Important Communication Information
If you have not already done so, please go to ilsbatavia.org/parent_login and follow the directions there to submit your information. It is imperative that all school families enter their email and phone number information here so that they can receive school closing information, participate in classroom groups, and have access to important school information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lori St.Vincent at lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org .

To make it easier to access the parent login section, follow these instructions to add a link to the homescreeen of your iPhone or Android device.
Welcome Mrs. Kleven
We are very pleased to announce that Immanuel’s new orchestra director is Mrs. Stephanie Kleven.  She graduated magna cum laude from Bradley University with a music degree in viola performance. She has served as principal violist of the West Hartford Symphony, the Wheaton Symphony, and the Bradley University Symphony. She’s shared the stage with many notable musicians, including members of the Chicago Lyric Opera and the New York Philharmonic, and she has even had the opportunity to perform for the Pope. She has high expectations for her students, yet she makes lessons fun and engaging. Parents initial reactions upon meeting her at our activities fair have been very positive. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kleven to Immanuel!
Important Orchestra Dates

Classroom visits for recruiting on Tue., Aug. 27
Instrument try-outs during the school day on Tue., Sep. 3
Sign-up night: for an hour after school on either Wed., Sep. 4 or Thu., Sep. 5
Delivery of instrument rentals and lessons begin on Tue., Sep. 10
New Science Curriculum
Immanuel is implementing a new science program that is aligned to NGSS. The following attachments have information to help parents better understand the goals of those standards. This information was distributed at Curriculum Nights, but not everyone got them. They are attached below.
In Case You Missed It - Slide Shows
The PowerPoint presentations from each Parent Curriculum Night are available for reference below.
Instrument and Piano Lessons at Immanuel
Band for Today is providing band instrument and piano lessons at Immanuel again this year. Please note the following dates:
Tue., Aug. 27      Band Tryouts – Grades 4 and 5 at 1 PM
Wed., Aug. 28    Band instrument matching from 1-2:45 PM
 
Classes begin the week of Sep. 23.
Children's Choir Begins Aug. 29
Children's Choir begins Thu., Aug. 29 at 6 PM in the Music Room

Children’s Choir rehearsals will begin in August as well. This choir is for children in Kindergarten through middle school who enjoy singing and playing instruments. Contact Sharon Dalpini, Director of Music Ministry, at sdalpini@immanuelbatavia.org with questions.
Spirit Wear is Back!
Our school's first monthly Spirit Day (the first Monday school day each month), is just around the corner--get your Eagle gear and earn treats for your class. From T-shirts to jackets to polos to sweatshirts to blankets and hats…there’s something for everyone! Be sure to check out the new items that have been added this year! The class with the highest percentage of students in spirit wear each Spirit Day earns a sweet treat from our Eagles Booster Club!  Our first Spirit Day is Monday, Sep. 9 .

Orders are due Fri., Sep. 20. Once orders are placed, they will be delivered to the school and sent home with your student(s). If items have been ordered as gifts, please add this information in the notes area of the order and those items will be held in the school office for parent pickup.

Order your Immanuel Spirit Wear today at stores.inksoft.com/ilbspirit/shop/home
Sunday School Begins Sep. 8
Sunday School 2019 begins Sun., Sep. 8 at 9:30 AM

Immanuel's Sunday School curriculum is called DIG IN and was developed by Group Publishing, Inc. The curriculum provides creative, multi-sensory teaching that immerses your kids in deep Bible learning, helping them to know Jesus personally and grow in relationship with Him. Check out a brief overview of the curriculum below.
Payments
Home-to-school payments are to be delivered to the school office. Enclose cash or check payments in an envelope labeled with the child’s name and payment purpose.

Online Payments
Realm now offers bank payments for easy paperless school transactions. Contact Karen Marchen in the business office at finance@immanuelbatavia.org for details. It is a simple set up, with no fees.

Hot Lunch
Effective this school year, lunch payments are requested at the time of order as Immanuel is obligated to pay at the time of order.

Extended Care
Families using morning or after-school care are to keep their balance paid on a monthly basis. Continued use of extended care may be denied for past due accounts.

Sports and Activity Fees
Sports and activity fees are are due at the time of registration. Lack of payment will prohibit participation.

We ask for everyone's cooperation by maintaining a current balance throughout the school year. Please contact the business or school office with concerns. 
Safety Reminders and Car Line Procedures
Reminders:
  • The posted speed limit is 10 miles per hour. 
  • Please do not use your cell phone while driving in the car line. 
  • Name cards (K-8) should be left in windows throughout the school year so that all staff members can easily assist children into vehicles. 
  • Pedestrians may only cross at the crosswalk, and drivers must watch for pedestrians at all times. 
  • Drivers who need to exit the vehicle to accompany a child into the building should park in the lot and accompany their child to and from the building. Otherwise, drivers should stay in the car to ensure that the line moves forward smoothly.
Morning and After School Care
Morning care is offered beginning at 7 AM each day school is in session at $.11/minute. Families with middle school students will not be charged after 7:45 AM due to middle school’s earlier start to the school day. All other families will not be charged for their elementary children in morning care after 8 AM. Families with preschool children in extended care will not be charged after 8:20 AM. After School Care is available from 3:15-5:30 PM and is also $.11/minute. Families who pick up their children after 5:30 will be charged $1.00/minute for every minute after 5:30 PM. After school extended care is not offered on half
Share a Talent with Students
Do you have a talent you are willing to share? Immanuel Lutheran School is looking for people with talents such as knitting, crocheting, painting, sewing, making jewelry, you name it! Elective Day is Mon. Oct. 14. Electives can be taught in two sessions (8:15-11:35) or a full day session (8:15-3:05) with a break for lunch. To learn more, please contact Julie
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Sep. 19-20 during class times
Eyes 2 Ears Vision and Hearing, formerly Kidcare Medical, will perform vision and hearing screening for all required students. Rescreenings and afternoon preschool class 4.3 screenings will be held on Sept. 30.
Hearing screening is required annually for preschool children 3 years of age or older and for all school age children in kindergarten, first, second and third grade. Students in special education classes, those who have been referred by a teacher, and those who are transfer students must also participate in hearing screening.
Vision screening is required for preschool children 3 years of age or OLDER and for school age children in kindergarten, second and eighth grades. Students in special education classes, those who have been referred by a teacher, and those who are transfer students must also participate in vision screening.
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Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at
Scholastic Book Orders
When ordering Scholastic books, please be sure to use Immanuel's code: 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 ilsbatavia.org anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Sheryl Dauksha, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Calendars
Preschool Visits
Immanuel's preschool program begins with one-hour Visiting Days. Parent(s) or guardian(s) attend with their children, providing an opportunity to see the classroom, bring in their child’s school supplies, sample the classroom routine, and prepare for children attending on their own.
Preschool 3 MWF AM
  • Visiting Day is Mon., Aug. 26, 8:40-9:40 AM
  • First class day is Wed., Aug. 28, 8:40-11:15 AM

Preschool 3 TTh AM (2 days)
  • Visiting Day is Tue., Aug. 27, 8:40-9:40 AM
  • First class day is Thu., Aug. 29, 8:40-11:15 AM

Preschool 4 M-F AM (5 days)
  • Visiting Day is Mon., Aug. 26, 8:40-9:40 AM
  • First class day is Tue., Aug. 27, 8:40-11:15 AM
Preschool 4 MTThF AM (4 days)
  • Visiting Day is Mon., Aug. 26, 8:40-9:40 AM
  • First class day is Tue., Aug. 27, 8:40-11:15 AM
Preschool 4 M-W PM (3 days)
  • Visiting Day is Mon., Aug. 26, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • First class day is Tue., Aug. 27, 12:30-3 PM
Fri., Aug. 23
 
Sat., Aug. 24
8 AM, Men’s Bible Study, HR
9 AM, Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament, St. Paul-A
5:30 PM, Traditional worship, S
 
SUN., AUG. 25
8 AM, Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM, Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM, Sunday School Volunteer meeting, FH
9:30 AM, Sun. Adult Forum Kick-Off, L
9:30 AM, T Shirt Quilting Class, HR
11 AM, Contemporary worship, S
4:30 PM, Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM, High School Night, YR
 
MON., AUG. 26
8:45 AM, Preschool Visits
12:30 PM, Preschool Visits
6:30 PM, Middle School Curriculum Night, S
 
TUE., AUG. 27
7 PM, Personnel Committee meeting, HR
 
WED., AUG. 28
8:50 AM, ILS K-5 Chapel, S
6:30 PM, Joyful Journey, HR
 
THU., AUG. 29
1 PM T-Shirt Quilting, HR
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
7 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
 
FRI., AUG. 30
 
SAT., AUG. 31
8 AM, Men’s Bible Study, Panera
5:30 PM, Traditional worship, S
Bethlehem Wood Carvers in church lobby
 
SUN., SEP. 1
Bethlehem Wood Carvers in church lobby
Food Pantry Weekend
8 AM, Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM, Traditional worship, S
11 AM, Contemporary worship, S
4:30 PM, Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM, High School Night, YR
Of Interest to Families
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  
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School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM