Fri., Sep. 20, 2019
Principal's Corner
By Donna Laughlin, Principal
  • Our sixth graders helped Matt Cassidy, Director of Student Ministry, lead chapel and shared their experiences at Walcamp Outdoor Education last week.
  • Our middle school students held their first Sweets for Sudan bake sale. They raised $196.50!
  • We hosted the first conference home volleyball game this season. Both our JV and varsity girls teams are 2-1 for the season. Our varsity girls are playing in the Immanuel Belvidere tournament this weekend, and the JV team will host our tournament here on Sat., Sep. 28.
  • We also hosted our home cross country meet at Marmion, with eight schools in attendance. 
  • Immanuel’s own Cody Rummel placed first in the JV boys division with 10:07 min. for 1.5 miles. Sean Heetland placed first in the varsity boys division with 11:30 min. for 2 milles. Maddie Cassidy, a sixth grader who ran for our varsity team, earned a fourth place ribbon. If she had run with the JV team she would have placed first, but she challenged herself to run with the varsity team because she is trying to qualify for the state meet.
  • Our first PTL restaurant night is at the Chipotle on Kirk Road on Tue., Sep. 24, 4-8 PM. Details and a link to the required flyer are available below!
PTL Needs Your Help
Lunchroom Helpers
Give the teachers a break! We are looking for a few volunteers on Tuesdays during the school year to monitor the lunch room. Responsibilities include monitoring the lunchroom, helping students, if needed, and ensuring trash disposal. Please sign up here:
2019 ILS Walk-A-Thon, Fri., Oct. 4, 2-3 PM
The Walk-a-thon is coming quickly and we could use parents or grandparents to help supervise along the course, encourage and cheer on students and to help at the popcorn and water table. Please sign up here:
New at Immanuel!
Family Voices
“If only parenting came with step-by-step instructions. We have so many roles as parents and most of them don’t come with directions. It’s like building Ikea furniture.” Is this how you
feel about parenting sometimes? Check out Immanuel’s new blog, Family Voices, at
Parenting Classes Begin Sep. 26
Thu., Sep. 26 and Oct. 3, 8:45-10:30 AM
Make plans to attend the new parenting classes on Sep. 26 and Oct. 3. Our first topic this year is “ Faith At Home .” Classes will share ideas and provide opportunities to practice sharing the faith with your children. Hope to see you there!
Spirit Wear
The class with the highest percentage of students in spirit wear or wearing blue and white each Spirit Day earns a sweet treat from our PTL. Grades 1 and 4 tied to win our first Spirit Day!!!  Our next Spirit Day is Mon., Oct. 7 .

Order your Immanuel Spirit Wear today at . 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!

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.
Restaurant Nights Are Back!
Immanuel family favorite Restaurant Night fundraisers are back for 2019 2020!

Tue., Sep. 24, 4-8 PM at Chipotle, 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Come for the burrito bowls, stay for the fellowship! Join us at Chipotle for the first Restaurant Night Fundraiser of the new school year. Use the flyer available here and Immanuel receives 33 percent of proceeds!
Mother-Daughter Retreat at Walcamp
Made Matchless Experience, Nov. 8-10,
This mother-daughter retreat is centered on helping women and their daughters find their Identity in Christ! This event was presented as a one day event at Immanuel last January and it was very well received. If you enjoyed that day...or if you missed it...and would like a chance to experience a full weekend of rich mother-daughter time in Christ, click here for complete information.
September Chapel Offerings
Our Chapel offerings for the month of September will go to Walcamp Outdoor Ministries, a Lutheran camp in Kingston, Illinois. We are also collecting the following items for Walcamp during the month of September: paper plates, paper towels, one-gallon freezer bags, 9 volt batteries, and plastic cutlery. There will be a labeled bin in the school entry way where the items can be placed. To learn more about Walcamp, visit .
Requesting: Pool Noodles
Immanuel Lutheran School's theater department is looking for pool noodles to use in constructing set decorations for next spring's musical, The Little Mermaid, Jr. Please bring noodle donations to the school office. Thanks!
Shop and Share
Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you shop at .
Scholastic Book Orders
When ordering Scholastic books online, please be sure to use Immanuel's code: 2KI7W. Books orders are due online every second Thursday of each month.
Box Tops for Education
Spread the word: It's the new way to earn! Use the app to scan your receipts and earn Box Tops cash for your school. Get the app here .

Also, after 13 years of serving as our Box Tops for Education coordinators, Ed and Stephanie Knappe are stepping down. We greatly appreciate all that they have done to help raise funds for our school. If someone is interested in being the new coordinator, please contact the school office.
Our next Shop with Scrip orders are due Mon., Sep. 23. All families should have received information about our ShopWithScrip program. If not, please contact the school office , and we can get that to you! This is a great program that allows you to shop while earning money for Immanuel--and for your family! Orders are placed online and can be paid through a designated bank account or--new this year--credit card! Please contact our coordinator, Mike Riddell, at , for more information.
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, Sheryl Dauksha, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Office Notes
  • The October lunch menu is online.
  • PM Extended Care parents: please remember to enter the building for pickup through the Fellowship Hall doors (Door #2, northwest corner on the front of the building).
  • We are looking for a gently used office chair (wheeled, swivels, back support) for our special needs coordinator, Jennifer Sosnowski.
Save These Dates!
Sep. 24, Chipotle Restaurant Night
Sep. 26, Parenting Class: Faith at Home, Session 1
Sep. 27, PTL Parent Info Meeting: Introductions
Oct. 3, Parenting Class: Faith at Home, Session 2
Oct. 20, Quarterly Blood Drive
Oct. 25, PTL Parent Info Meeting, Topic: Social Media
Nov. 7, Parenting Class: Who's the Boss?, Session 1
Nov. 14, Parenting Class: Who's the Boss?, Session 2
Nov. 15, Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Nov. 23, PTL Paint Night
Fri., Sep. 20
9:30 AM FMSC Food Packing event, FMSC Aurora warehouse
4:30 PM Lazarus House Meal Prep, GK
5 PM Salam Bible Study, FH
Sat., Sep. 21
8 AM Varsity Girls Volleyball Tourn., Immanuel-Belvidere
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Sep. 22
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, HR
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM High School Night, YR
Mon., Sep. 23
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
9 AM  Mon. AM Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
12:45 PM Preschool Chapel, S
3:15 PM ShopWithScrip® orders due
6:30 PM GriefShare, 114
7 PM Relational Skills in the Bible Study, 255
7 PM Troop 12, FH
7 PM Mon. PM Bible Study, L
Tue., Sep. 24
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
4-8 PM Chipotle Restaurant Night, 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
4:30 PM Cross Country Meet, Shorewood
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v Trinity-Roselle, G
7 PM Altar Guild meeting, FH
7 PM Personnel Committee meeting, HR
Wed., Sep. 25
8 AM School Picture Day, YR
8:50 AM ILS K-5 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
Thu., Sep. 26
8 AM School Picture Day, YR
8:45 AM Faith at Home Parenting Class, L
4:30 PM JV Volleyball v St. John-Lombard, G
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v St. John-Lombard, G
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
6:30 PM Thu., PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
Fri., Sep. 27
5:30 PM PTL Executive Committee meeting, HR
6:30 PM PTL Parent Info Meeting, HR
Sat., Sep. 28
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
8:30 AM ILS Eagle Invitational JV Volleyball Tournament, G
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Sep. 29
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, HR
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM High School Night, YR
Of Interest to Families
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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