Fri., Mar. 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!
  • We are super proud of our mathletes Collin Bittner, Alexis Morales, Erik Olsen, and Aidan Toner. They represented Immanuel for our second year of participation in the IMSA Junior High Math Contest. All of our students did their personal best; one more than doubled his individual score from last year! While our team did not place in the competition, they did receive the highest score in their section and outperformed students from four other middle schools in Batavia and the surrounding area.
  • We are also extremely proud of our science scholars who participated in the Science Championship at the International Museum of Surgical Sciences in Chicago: Jorie Anderson, Evan Bloemker, Ryan Bowman, Olivia Groetken, Jack Nelson, and Mason Popp. Two students qualified to advance to the next level of competition in Atlanta, Georgia, and one received a medal as the highest scoring sixth grader!
  • There was lots of experiential learning going on this week! Our preschoolers took a field trip to the Batavia Public Library, while third graders visited the Batavia Depot Museum and baked cookies to deliver to the Batavia Police Department. Third grade also had a guest instructor from Junior Achievement teach them about financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Our fourth graders visited Fermilab, and their guest instructor from Junior Achievement helped them build catapults. Fifth graders made historical figures out of bottles, which was a culminating activity to a history lesson in which they read a biography of their choice, wrote a summary, and created an art project. Our seventh grade students have been pen pals with our first graders, writing letters back and forth throughout the school year, and this week the seventh graders visited the first grade classroom to play board games together.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Students eight years old and over, as well as adults, are invited to join Matt Cassidy and the rest of our Immanuel group to volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva on Tue., Mar. 26, 6-8 PM. Please contact Matt Cassidy at mcassidy@immanuelbatavia.org by Mon., Mar. 25, if interested.
  • The Batavia Public Library has ongoing volunteer opportunities for adults. Summer opportunities for teens and middle school students are available, as well. Lear more: http://www.bataviapubliclibrary.org/get-involved/
2018 2019 Spirit Day Winners
September - Grades 1 and 6
October - Grades 1, 3, 4 and 6
November - Grade 1
December - Grades 1 and 6
January - Grades 1 and 6
February - Grade 1
March - Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 6

Next Spirit Days are: April 1 and May 6. Let’s show our school spirit!!!
Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held Apr. 1-5. Hours for the Book Fair each day are:
 
8-8:30 AM, 11:15-12:15 PM, and 3:15-4 PM
 
The Book Fair will also be open during the History Fair, which is Apr. 4, 6:30-7:30 PM. Additionally, children will be allowed to purchase books during their regularly scheduled library time if parents send cash to the school office in a sealed envelope with their child’s name on it. The school office will give the envelopes to the book fair volunteers on the day of the child’s scheduled library time, and any unspent money will be returned home in an envelope with the child.

Please note that volunteers are needed for the Book Fair on Apr. 4, 6:30-7:30 PM, during the History Fair. Contact the school office to learn more.
PTL Auction News
Click here for the latest update!
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: signup.com/go/uCm2g5
2-1-1 Referral Hotline
Just like you dial 9-1-1 for emergencies, you can now call “2-1-1” in Kane County and be connected to a live specialist, any time of the day or night, to assist you with human service and resource needs
 
With more than 1,000 government, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations providing much needed services throughout Kane County, it can be overwhelming and confusing to know who does what and exactly where to start to get help needed. 2-1-1 is a free, centralized, anonymous place to start with a specialist on hand to help sort out the options. No computer or internet is required, translation is available in over 150 languages and callers of all ages can use this service as often as needed.
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 cdavis@immanuelbatavia.org .
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Apr. 22-26, Nothing Bundt Cakes 1086 Commons Dr., Geneva. Be sure to bring this flyer with you!
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., Apr. 8.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2683484 .
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 ilsbatavia.org anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Events
FRI., MAR. 22
11:45 AM Student Council Meeting, HR
3:30 PM Yearbook Club, TL
 
SAT., MAR. 23
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
3 PM Holbrook wedding, S
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
 
SUN., MAR. 24
8 AM     Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM Education Hour
9:30 AM Traditional worship, S
11 AM   Contemporary worship, S
3 PM Discovering Immanuel, FH
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G

SUN., MAR. 24
8 AM        Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM   Traditional worship, S
11 AM      Contemporary worship, S
3 PM          Discovering Immanuel, FH
4:30 PM     Adult Volleyball, G
 
MON., MAR. 25
No School—Spring Break
6:30 AM     Men’s Small Group, HR
6:30 PM     GriefShare, L
7 PM          Forming Bible Study, HR
 
TUE., MAR. 26
No School—Spring Break
7 PM Personnel Committee Meeting, HR
WED., MAR. 27
No School—Spring Break
2 PM Lenten worship, S
6:45 PM Experiencing God, 256
7 PM Lenten worship, S    
 
THU., MAR. 28
No School—Spring Break
9 AM Forming Bible Study, HR
7 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR  

FRI., MAR. 29
No School—Spring Break
 
SAT., MAR. 30
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
 
SUN., MAR. 31
8 AM     Traditional worship, S
9 AM Mini-stry Fair, lobby
9:30 AM Education Hour
9:30 AM Traditional worship, S
11 AM   Contemporary worship, S
3 PM Discovering Immanuel, FH
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM High School Night, YR/G
 
MON., APR. 8
Plunge Into Fitness forms due!  
Outside Events of Interest
Fermilab Education Program E-Alert Jan.-Aug. 2019

For High School Students
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 
Church 630 879 7163. 8-4 PM
School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM