Fri., Mar. 8, 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!
  • This week was Lutheran Schools Week, and we have had so much fun celebrating! Check out Immanuel's social media to see pictures of our various spirit days, preschool visiting days, chapel services, servant events, pancake breakfast, VIP luncheon, and spring musical preparations.
  • The beginner orchestra gave our preschoolers a little concert this week. Immanuel will be hosting an orchestra festival this Saturday morning.
  • Tickets are still available for Immanuel's production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr.--either online at, at the school office, and at the door prior to performances.
Willy Wonka, Jr. starts Friday!
by Jeannie Anderson

In anticipation of Immanual Lutheran School’s third annual spring musical, Rogers Brackmann, 88, a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church who currently lives at the Holmstead in Batavia, contacted the church to share his special connection to Roald Dahl, the author of both the book and screenplay Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , and Mr. Wonka himself, Gene Wilder. Brackmann, it turns out, was involved in the production of original motion picture Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , directed by Mel Stuart in 1971.

Willy Wonka, Jr. will be presented at Immanual and will run Mar. 8, 9, and 10. Tickets for the performance are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and kids under 5 years of age are free. The performances are at 6:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday the performance is at 2:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at

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Orchestra Festival!
Sat., Mar. 9, 8-11:45 AM
Immanuel Orchestra students, led by our school orchestra teacher and Immanuel Church member Char Bogda, are participating in the Seventh Annual Immanuel Orchestra Festival. Our students will perform solos and the Chamber and Flock Orchestras will work with clinician Rebecca Rudy, Immanuel Church member and orchestra teacher in the Naperville school district, for a wonderful morning of music-making. You are encouraged to stop by and begin your day with music!
Student Ministries Director Installed Mar. 10
Sun., Mar. 10, 9:30 AM
Matt Cassidy has already been on the job since Feb. 1, working on redeveloping Immanuel’s Student Ministry program following previous student ministry director Kari Larson’s transition to Family Ministry. Matt joined the teens and parent volunteers on their most recent service trip to Phil’s Friends Hope Center in Roselle, Illinois. We look forward to working more with Matt!
Discovering Immanuel Begins Sunday
Sun., Mar. 10, 3-4:30 PM
Discovering Immanuel guides participants through considering membership in the Immanuel community to active and intentional participation. The class also includes information necessary to become an active and engaged participant and is essential to understand for those interested in membership.
Parenting Class: Love & Logic
TUE., MAR. 12, 8:45 AM OR WED., MAR. 16, 6:30 PM
This month’s parenting class is an introduction to this positive parenting and teaching philosophy that has been used for 40 years to build healthy relationships with children. This session will be led by Immanuel’s Director of Family Ministry, Kari Larsen.
ILS Participates in IMSA Math Competition
ILS students, Grades 5-8, have been gearing up for the Junior High Math Competition held annually at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. They have been preparing for this competition by meeting each week after school to hone their skills for questions like:

What is the value of (798 2 - 543 2 ) + (122 2 - 25)?

This question was posted as a sample on the IMSA website and was taken from the seventh grade individual competition in 2014. They will be competing March 13th. We pray God’s richest blessings on their efforts!
Preschool Open House
Tue., Mar. 19, 6-7 PM
Tour our beautiful facility and take the opportunity to talk with our experienced, caring staff. Children in attendance will participate in special activities related to the children’s book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin . Contact Megan Popp, Director of Community Connections, at 630 406 0157 or . 

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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:
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!
  • Thu., Mar. 14, Culver's 411 S. Lincolnway St., North Aurora. NO FLYER NEEDED for this Restaurant Night!
  • Apr. 22-26, Nothing Bundt Cakes 1086 Commons Dr., Geneva. Be sure to bring this flyer with you!
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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.
Fri., Mar. 8

Sat., Mar. 9

Sun., Mar. 10

Tue., Mar. 12

Wed., Mar. 13

Thu., Mar. 14

Tue., Mar. 19

Mar. 25-29
Willy Wonka, Jr. 6:30 PM in the gym

Seventh Annual Orchestra Festival, 8 AM in Fellowship Hall/Music Room
Willy Wonka, Jr. 6:30 PM in the gym

Willy Wonka, Jr. 2:30 PM in the gym

Winter Sports Celebration, 6 PM in the gym

Jr. High Math Competition at IMSA

Culver's Restaurant Night, 5-8 PM--No flyer needed!

Preschool Open House, 6-7 PM

No School - Spring Break
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 
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School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM