Fri., Feb. 22, 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

Outside Registrations are now being accepted.
If you haven’t already done so, please update your family's Headmaster information and submit completed Tuition and Fee Agreement with registration fee to confirm your students' re-enrollment. Details here .
Principal's Corner
Here's what's been happening at
Immanuel Lutheran School!
· Our varsity boys basketball team placed third in their bracket at the Christ-Peoria tournament.
· Our fifth graders had their monthly visit with residents at The Holmstad. They interviewed residents and wrote friendship poems about them, and then everyone played Uno together.
· Our middle school students held their monthly Sweets for Sudan bake sale. They have raised $658 so far this year and are working towards a $1,200 goal to build wells in drought-stricken Sudan in conjunction with a novel they read for literature class.
· I enjoyed reading to our Preschool Enrichment class and playing a couple of rounds of Number Crash with our first graders. It was a ton of fun!
· Our PTL sponsored Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers were pampered with a catered lunch, continental breakfast, Snackfest, Barista Day, swag bags, and chair massages. Many, many thanks to those who loved on our teachers and staff!
Bunco Night This Saturday!
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! There's still time to get your team together and practice your shake. Contact Megan Popp at or 630 879 7163.
ILS Cheer Team at State!
The ILS cheer team will be first-time participants in the thirty-fifth annual Illinois Lutheran Sports Association State Cheerleading Championship that will be held Fri., Mar. 1, 2019 at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois at 6 PM. Video of last year’s State competition is available here .

Nine of the cheerleaders will represent Immanuel-Batavia at the State competition: Tessa Lejeck, Jane Acuna, Julia Schoppe, Julia Viehweg, Jorie Anderson, Kayleigh McLane, Olivia Groetken, Colleen Siemann, and Sarah Jerdee. The team is coached by fifth grade teacher/assistant principal Penny Suydam and parent volunteer Melissa Lejeck. 
In addition to their regular practices and game commitments, Immanuel’s State cheer team has participated in additional practices for this competition since last September. They will compete against last year’s winning team from Zion Lutheran School in Belleville, Illinois, along with several other schools. “The girls have really worked hard on lifts and extensions. This year we added an extension and our dance moves have increased in difficulty. We also added more tumbling than we have had in the past,” Coach Suydam shared.

When asked for her thoughts on this new level of competition for Immanuel students involved in this sport, assistant coach Melissa Lejeck said, “I would like to say that these girls have been working hard at mastering their stunts this season. I am very proud of them for all their hard work and am looking forward to our upcoming competition. It’s been such a pleasure working with them!”
Lutheran Schools Week 2019
Click the images below for details and links to tickets and RSVP sites!
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 a t .
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Thu., Mar. 14, Culver's 411 S. Lincolnway St., North Aurora. NO FLYER NEEDED for this Restaurant Night!
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. 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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Sun., Mar. 10
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
ILSA State Cheerleading Competition
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
Fermilab 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