Thu., Feb. 14, 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

Reminder: Priority Enrollment ends Fri., Feb. 15!
If there is an issue with meeting the deadline please contact Mrs. Laughlin at the school office. Details here .
Principal's Corner
Here's what's been happening at Immanuel Lutheran School!

· Calleigh Chesnutt is our Spelling Bee Champion!

· We hosted a fantastic varsity boys basketball tournament last weekend. Our Immanuel Eagles placed second and Central Lutheran School from New Haven, Indiana, won the tournament championship. A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to the many parents, members our congregation, alumni, staff, and students who helped make the weekend a success!

· Our seventh grade class led a very meaningful chapel service about how even smallest gestures can glorify God.

· Tryouts were held for our upcoming Talent Show, which will be held Fri., Apr. 26, beginning at 6:30 PM in Immanuel’s gym.
Teacher Appreciation Week, Feb. 18-22
Flyers are being sent home with students this week and a special email was sent to families earlier this week. Our theme this year is, "Lights! Camera! Appreciation!" Please be sure to check these resources and "study your lines!" Questions? Please contact Rebecca Bello.
Bunco Night Tickets On Sale Now!
Bunco Night - Tickets are ALMOST SOLD OUT!
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.
Meet Matt!

Sun., Feb. 24, 5-7 PM
Immanuel is hosting an informal Student Ministry meet and greet to provide an opportunity for middle school and high school students and parents to get to know Matt Cassidy, our new Director of Student Ministries, and each other, a little better.

Please plan to participate in this fun opportunity to exchange ideas and enjoy fellowship together. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here by Thu., Feb. 21.
Willy Wonka, Jr.
Please click the image above, download, and print a copy or three of the attached poster or pick up hard copies in the school office.

Then take these posters to businesses your family supports and request that they support your child's school production.

Thank you!
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is proud to present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr., on Fri. Mar. 8 at 6:30 PM, Sat Mar. 9 at 6:30 PM, and Sun. Mar. 10 at 2:30 PM. Tickets for the performances are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students, and children under 5 are free. Tickets are available for purchase at ils .
This is a wonderful, wallet-friendly event for the whole family! Wi lly Wonka, Jr., is based on the Feature Film Directed by Mel Stuart released in 1971. The production being presented by Immanuel has been adapted for students, but features classic songs from the 1971 film such as Pure Imagination , The Candy Man , and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket .
This is the third annual spring musical presented by Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Last year Kindergarten-Grade 8 students presented Disney’s The Lion King Jr. ® with rave reviews from parents, congregation members, and the community. By popular demand, a third performance has been added to this year’s show.

Willy Wonka, Jr., is directed and produced by parent volunteers Bill McLane and Rebecca Bello. Immanuel’s Director of Family Ministries, Kari Larsen, is coordinating choreography and ILCS music teacher Grace Politowicz is guiding students through the often complex musical numbers. Students not only perform in the show, but will be working with the Director of Marketing and Communications to coordinate and implement the marketing plan, with Technical Director Heather Davis on set design and construction and the technical aspects of the production.
You are invited to enjoy this uplifting and heartwarming production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr., at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, located at 950 Hart Road, Batavia. Tickets are available for purchase at ils . Questions may be directed to the school office at 630 406 0157 or . 
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 January! 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
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
  • Thu., Mar. 14, Culver's 411 S. Lincolnway St., North Aurora

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
ShopWithScrip ®
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. 25.

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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Middle School Lazarus House Meal Prep
Student Council Meeting 11:45 AM
Yearbook Club 3:30 PM

Pinewood Derby 10-2 PM

Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament at Christ-Peoria

Teacher Appreciation Week

No School, Presidents' Day

Ballet Stories Parent Meeting 11:30 AM
Noodles & Co. Restaurant Night 4-8 PM

Preschool Open House 10-11 AM
G5 Service Trip to Holmstad 10:15 AM

G5 Chicago Wolves Field Trip 9 AM
JV Boys Basketball 4:30 PM at St. John-Lombard

Middle School Kids Heart Challenge 2-3 pm
Yearbook Club 3:30 PM

JV Boys Basketball Tournament at St. Paul-Rochelle

Bunco Night 6:30 PM at Batavia Moose, tickets on sale now!

Meet Matt! 6-7 PM in the youth room RSVP here by Feb. 21!

ShopWithScrip orders due 3:15 PM
Math Club 3:15 PM
JV Boys Basketball 5:30 PM at Bethany-Naperville

Chapel Baptism birthdays celebrated
Talent Show Tryout Callbacks 3:30 PM

Ballet Stories 11:45 AM

No School, Teacher Institute Day

Willy Wonka, Jr. 6:30 PM in the gym

Willy Wonka, Jr. 6:30 PM in the gym

Willy Wonka, Jr. 2:30 PM in the gym
Outside Events of Interest
Education Program E-Alert Jan.-Aug. 2019

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