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June 8, 2017

Posted on June 8, 2017 | Newsletter

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God has blessed our 2016-2017 school year!

Enjoy your summer!

 

Schedule for last few days of school

  • Friday, June 9: No School/Teacher Workday
  • Monday, June 12: Last day of kindergarten
  • Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14: Noon dismissal for all grades
  • Tuesday, June 13: Graduation & Awards Ceremony, 7:15 p.m. (grades 3-8)
  • Wednesday, June 14: Last day of school – Aloha Day/Awards Assembly (grades 1-8) 10:00 a.m.

 

Attendance during the Last Week of School

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 14 with a NOON DISMISSAL.  If your child will be absent June 12-14, please email the teacher by tomorrow, June 9. Classroom materials belonging to your child should be picked up in the school office after you return.

 

Graduation and Awards: June 13 at 7:15 p.m.

The Graduation and Awards Program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, at 7:15 p.m. 

  • 8th grade students should report to their classrooms no later than 6:30 p.m.
  • Grades 3-7 should report to their classrooms no later than 7:00 p.m. in order to proceed to the Worship Center as a class.
  • Please Note:  Kindergarten-2nd grade students do not participate in graduation; however, they may attend with their parents.
  • Graduation dress code: Students are expected to dress up and follow dress code standards detailed in the Parent Student Handbook.

 

All-School Dress Down Days

All students will have dress down days on June 12, 13, and 14.  The last day of school, June 14, is Aloha Day.  Students are encouraged to wear colorful shorts and shirts, sunglasses, leis, or anything that reflects Hawaii.  Please note:  Dress down code applies (shorts must be nor shorter than 3” above the knees, no tank tops, etc.)  Please see the Parent Student Handbook for information on appropriate dress down attire.

 

Extended Care Reminders for End of Year

Please watch your email – January through June 2017 Extended Care receipts are coming soon! Extended Care hours for the last two weeks of school are listed below:

  • June 9:  Teacher Workday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for parents who have already signed up their children for additional days.
  • June 12:  Last day of AM and PM Extended Care for kindergarten ONLY. K-8 has Extended Care until 6:00 p.m.
  • June 13:  Last day of PM Extended Care for grades 1-7 (no kindergarten Extended Care)
  • June 12-14:  Morning care as usual; no afternoon care on last day of school June 14.

 

Extended Care 2017-2018

Enrollment for Extended Care 2017-2018 is now open. If you plan on enrolling your child(ren) in Extended Care, but have not submitted the contract, please do so by June 13.  We are working on budget and staffing needs which are dependent on Extended Care enrollment.  The 2017-2018 contract is available as a Web Form only in ParentsWeb.  Fees will be added to your FACTS payment plan.

 

ICS Basketball Camp is June 19-23

ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades.  Click here for the registration form.

 

Faculty/Staff Updates for 2017-2018

Each year, we say farewell to faculty members. Some are retiring or taking a leave of absence or moving onto other ventures.  We want to thank the following employees for their years of faithful service to students, parents, co-workers and above all, the Lord: Donna Bradley, Jerylen Daniels, Sharon Adams, Julie Pannell, Ingrid Gleason, Sarah Caley, Tammy Shondelmyer, Deshua Joyce, Amber Seat, Esther Hyun, Angela Fortier and Sarah Pinkley.

The following people are changing positions:

  • Amanda Anthony will transition to teach 4th grade
  • Sandy Potter will be the new Lower School (K-4) Resource Teacher
  • DiAnne Boutz will transition to Enrichment Teacher
  • Julie Neville will move to Receptionist
  • Sandy Duncan will be the new TA for 3rd grade

In spite of all these changes, God has already provided outstanding candidates to fill most of these positions.  Currently, we are busy interviewing and finalizing decisions about new candidates for these openings and look forward to welcoming another group of highly qualified, spiritually mature men and women whom the Lord will add to the ICS faculty and staff.

 

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teaching Assistant, Upper School Teachers, Educational Technology Coordinator, Art Teacher (part-time) and Orchestra Director. Teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Uniforms coming to ICS!

  • Very soon we will adding Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms as an option for students, in addition to Lands’ End.  Families may find one brand easier on the budget, depending on sales.
  • Look for a link soon on our ICS website for the particular ICS uniforms from Tommy Hilfiger, in addition to Land’s End. Most uniform items are available from both companies except for a few select items.

 

2017-2018 ICS School Calendar

Click here for the upcoming school year calendar.

 

Notes from Clinic

  • Pick Up Medications: Please remember to pick up all medications you have had on file in the clinic.  All medications must be picked up no later than Wednesday, June 14 or they will be discarded.  New medication/allergy/asthma forms are needed each year, so please keep this in mind if you visit the doctor this summer.  Forms available online.
  • Forms for siblings new to ICS next year:  If your current student has a sibling who will be joining ICS next year, please remember to provide a current physical and a record of all immunizations prior to August 1, 2017.  If you have any questions about what is required, please contact us at nurse@icsva.org.
  • Rising 6th Graders:  Please remember to turn in documentation of your Tetanus booster immunization prior to August 1, 2017.

 

Parents in Prayer

We wish to express heartfelt thanks to the group of parents who faithfully came each week to pray for Immanuel Christian School throughout the school year.  Please consider joining the prayer team for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a vitally important ministry within our school family!  Parent Service Hours may be earned for this as well.

 

Thank You Parent Volunteers

We could not be as efficient or creative without our parent volunteers.  Thank you for partnering with us and for your hard work and support throughout the school year.  Special thanks to the parents who volunteered to listen to Bible verses this year.  We had a great response to our request for listeners and having many volunteers helped the recitation time go smoothly.  We appreciate you!

 

Summer Office Hours

Please note our summer office hours begin Thursday, June 15.  Our hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Beginning Monday, June 26, the office will be open Tuesday – Thursday throughout the summer.  We will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

 

Need a Tutor for the Summer?

Looking for an opportunity to keep up with your reading and math skills?  The following people will be tutoring this summer in many different subjects.  You may contact the tutor by calling or emailing him/her directly.

 

Summer Reading Requirements

All students in grades 1-7 are required to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  Students will be given the summer reading program guidelines with their report card and rising 3rd-8th graders will be given their required book for summer reading on the last day of school.

 

Class Placement for 2017-2018

Due to on-going changes during the summer admissions process, class placement will be given to parents late in August after all Web Forms are completed on ParentsWeb.

 

Summer Mailings & Data Changes

“In the Loop” e-newsletters will come out by email in July and August.  Watch your inbox or the website!  Please continue to update your contact information on ParentsWeb. The Family Directory will be available over the summer on ParentsWeb

 

Join a Parent Service Team for 2017-2018

Interested in getting more involved in your child’s classroom next year?  Consider joining a Parent Service Team. It’s a great way to get to know the students, teachers and families. We are looking for moms and dads who would like to work on a team with other parents to provide volunteer support in each classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and use your gifts and abilities at ICS.  Please email Jen Baxter, Parent Service Team Coordinator, and let her know if you are interested in serving on a Parent Service Team or if you would like more information. We are so thankful for the many parents who volunteer their time and talents for our children each year.  We couldn’t do it without you!

 

New Student Buddy Program


Remember what it was like to be the new kid on the block? Having a friend before school starts can make all the difference! Would you like to help be a buddy to a new student and his or her family this summer? This is a great opportunity for all rising 2nd through 8th graders (rising kindergarten and 1st graders have set grade-wide play dates). Please let me know the name and grade of each student who would like to participate. This is both a student and parent commitment to help new families get acclimated to ICS. During the first month of school, new students and their buddies will also enjoy a fun pizza lunch at school! Click here to view the guidelines and student expectations. Please contact Lauren Gessner to volunteer or ask questions.

 

Grade Level Gatherings over the Summer

Several parents have expressed interest in providing opportunities for rising 2nd through 8th grade students to get together over the summer.  This is a great way to have time with school friends who don’t live “in the neighborhood,” to meet new students and to stay in touch over the summer.  However, Kindergarten and 1st grade are the only grades who will hold activities on our playground during the summer.  Unfortunately, we are unable to host other grade level activities on our playground or in our gym due to facility restrictions during the summer.  For 2nd through 8th grades, off-campus activities are not organized by ICS, PTF or the Parent Service Team, so anyone can plan them!  It could be a bowling afternoon, kickball at a local park, dinner at Chick-fil-A, time at the pool, etc.  For 2nd through 8th grade students, these are unofficial, parent-initiated events which parents must chaperone off-campus.  Our Executive Assistant, Diane Carnahan will gladly  provide email addresses and other contact information for any grade.  Please contact her if you need that information.

Fall Uniform Giveaway

If you missed our Spring Used Uniform giveaway recently, please save your used Lands’ End uniforms for the giveaway at the Back-to-School Picnic, which is Friday, September 9. You will be able to bring them in a few days before the picnic.  More information will be coming later this summer.

School’s Out, but General Mills Box Tops are IN!

  • Keep clipping and saving those boxtops over the summer, and turn them in when you head back to school in the fall.  Use these activity sheets to help your children save Box Tops for Education!  This summer, look for Box Tops products as you prepare for picnics, reunions and celebrations. Tape or glue clipped Box Tops to these collection sheets and send them to school in the fall to get a head start on earning cash for our school next year!
  • Contest for the Fall:  The class with the most Box Tops submitted by the end of September earns a Dress Down Day!

Please contact Jennifer de Vallance with any questions or to help with our fall Box Top clipping and counting drive.

Follow ICS on Social Media – Share your Summer Fun

Did you know that ICS is on Facebook, Instagram (@icsva) and LinkedIn?   If you haven’t already done so, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and connect with us on LinkedIn. We’d love to hear about your summer adventures!

Bike Donations for Nicaragua

Bike donations for Nicabikes will be collected again this year at our ICS Back to School Picnic, Friday, September 8.  Please save those bikes, any size or condition and bring them to the picnic, to help the needy people of Nicaragua.  For more information on Nicabikes, please click on the following links:

http://ww.nicabikes.com
http://vimeo.com/99476413
http://vndf.org

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rd grade)
  • PM Program:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (entering 4th – entering 6th grades)

Click here to register.  $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

 

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May 25, 2017

Posted on May 25, 2017 | Newsletter

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No School Monday, May 29: Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy your day.  Classes resume Tuesday, May 30.

 

Spread the Word About ICS!

If you have a friend who is interested in enrolling their children at ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Please encourage them to contact admissions@icsva.org to schedule a tour and receive an information packet. Thank you for helping us continue to inspire purposeful lives!

Used Uniform Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

The Uniform Giveaway takes place this week, May 24-26.

Fiesta Update: Thank you for your support!

Parents, thank you so much for supporting our spring fundraiser “Fiesta”! Our hearts were touched by your generosity, your donations and your volunteer support. Each class donated a beautiful basket and we could not have done it without the fantastic Immanuel families. The bidding on Handbid was a big hit. We raised $122,325 for ICS and it couldn’t have been done without you! The proceeds from “Fiesta” are essential funds for the budget this year and will be used to support the students and faculty of our school. Muchas Gracias!

You are invited to attend Immanuel’s Got Talent on June 2!

Join us for the 6th annual Immanuel’s Got Talent talent show! There will be an all-school assembly on Friday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Worship Center to see performances from students in grades 5-8. You may even see some ICS staff show off their skills! Parents, family members and friends from all grade levels are invited to attend what is always an awesome event! Please contact Lauren Gessner if you have questions.

2017-2018 School Supply Online Ordering: Deadline June 9

ICS’s partnership with Cornerstone Office Solutions will continue to provide parents and students with an easy-to-order supply kit for next school year.  Each kit includes the required supplies for every grade level.  Just place the order online and  the kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom in time for the ICS Meet & Greet in August – no need to store supply kits at home over the summer.  Best of all, a portion of the purchase price will go to ICS! Flyers went home with your child earlier this week. Click here to order.  The deadline is June 9.

ICS Chick-fil-A Fundraiser: Tuesday, June 6, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join the ICS family at Chick-fil-A, Springfield location, Backlick Shopping Center, 6681a Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA 22150 on Tuesday, June 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Simply mention “Spirit Night for ICS” as you order.  We look forward to seeing you there as we raise funds for ICS.

Graduation and Awards: June 13 at 7:15 p.m.

  • 8th grade students should report to their classrooms no later than 6:30 p.m.
  • Grades 3-7 should report to their classrooms no later than 7:00 p.m. in order to proceed to the Worship Center as a class.
  • Please Note:  Kindergarten-2nd grade students do not participate in graduation; however, they may attend with their parents.
  • Graduation dress code: Students are expected to dress up and follow dress code standards detailed in the “Parent Student Handbook.”

Last Fun Lunch - May 31 & Last Smart Lunch - June 2

  • Wednesday, May 31 is the last Fun Lunch of the school year.  Thank you to Donna Melendez, Fun Lunch Coordinator, for heading up the program.  We couldn’t have this program without her and the great help from our volunteer parents!
  • Last Smart Lunch is Friday, June 2

Tommy Hilfiger Uniforms coming to ICS!

  • Very soon we will adding Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms as an option for students, in addition to Lands’ End.  Families may find one brand easier on the budget, depending on sales.
  • There will be separate links on our ICS website for the particular ICS uniforms from Tommy Hilfiger and Land’s End. Most uniform items are available from both companies except for a few select items. Tommy Hilfiger will offer free logos for 2 weeks in the summer – dates TBA.
  • Contact Mary Sue Smith if you have questions.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Click here for the upcoming school year calendar. 

Goodbye Mrs. Bradley – Note of appreciation deadline June 1

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students.  We are sad when we have to say goodbye to those who are retiring. This summer we will say farewell to Mrs. Donna Bradley. Please take this opportunity to complete this online form  by June 1.

ICS Used Book Sale Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1

Best Book Sale Ever!

  • Prices begin at 25 cents. Includes some new books at 75% off retail.
  • Book Sale Hours: May 31 and June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202).
  • Featuring fiction and non-fiction books for all ages.

Contact ICS Library staff or 703.941.1220 for more details. Thank you for your support!

End of Quarter Verse Recitation

Thursday, June 1 (retry June 2)

  • Grade 1 & 3-8: 3rd & 4th Quarters

Tuesday, June 6 (retry June 7)

  • Grade 1: 1st & 2nd Quarters
  • Grade 2-4: 3rd & 4th Quarters

100 Verses

Grades 1 – 8:  Monday, June 5 (1st try) & Tuesday, June 6 (retry)

Upper School (Grades 6-8) Exam Schedule & Noon Dismissal for Grades 6-8

Tuesday, June 6

8:45-10:10 a.m.

7th & 8th grade Language Arts Exam in classrooms

6th grade Math Exam

 

Wednesday, June 7

8:45 – 10:10 a.m.

8th grade Math Exam

10:20 – 11:45 a.m.

7th grade Math Exam

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

8th grade Graduation Practice

Immunizations – Rising 6th Graders

Virginia immunization requirements state that all rising 6th graders are required to submit documentation that a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster administered within the last 5 years. This documentation is required for your child to start the 2017-18 school year, and must be turned into the school office by August 1, 2017.

Physical Forms needed for siblings new to ICS next year

If your current student has a sibling who will be joining ICS next year, please remember to provide a current physical and a record of all immunizations prior to August 1, 2017.  If you have any questions about what is required, please contact nurse@icsva.org.

Sports Day is Thursday, June 8 – Parent Help Needed

Sports Day is coming!  This is one of the students’ favorite days of the school year!  It takes many volunteers to pull together this day of fun, camaraderie and fitness for our students.  We need your help to make this day special.

  • To volunteer for events and lunch see the ParentSquare post.
  • Grades 1 & 2 will enjoy activities coordinated by Lisa Fisher
  • Grades 3-8 participate in activities coordinated by Travis Briggs.
  • Students and teachers will wear their Serve-A-Thon/CIA t-shirts.
  • A hot dog lunch will be served to students, volunteers, siblings, alumni and teachers. Volunteers may use this time for Parent Service Hours.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen!
  • Faculty vs. 8th grade volleyball game will be in the gym at 1:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you June 8!

Alumni Invited back to ICS on Sports Day, June 8


ICS Alumni are invited back to campus to join us for lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. and then compete in the annual Alumni vs. 8th grade volleyball game on Sports Day, Thursday, June 8. Please RSVP here.

Lost and Found on display June 6-8

Please stop by the display tables in the Breezeway to check for items your student may have lost.  Items that have a name in them will be returned to their owner.  All items not claimed by June 8 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers, Educational Technology Coordinator, Speech Therapist (part-time), Art Teacher (part-time) and Orchestra Director. Teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Need a Tutor for the Summer?

Looking for an opportunity to keep up with your reading and math skills?  The following people will be tutoring this summer in many different subjects.  You may contact the tutor by calling or emailing him/her directly.

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville.

ICS Basketball Camp is June 19-23

ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades.  Click here for registration form.

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rd grade)
  • PM Program:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (entering 4th – entering 6th grades)

Click here to register.  $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

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May 11, 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017 | Newsletter

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Spread the Word About ICS!

If you have a friend who is interested in enrolling their children at ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Please encourage them to contact admissions@icsva.org to schedule a tour and receive an information packet. The last First Look Friday Open House of the year is May 19 – families can RSVP here. Thank you for helping us continue to inspire purposeful lives!

 

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers, Educational Technology Coordinator, Speech Therapist (part time) and Art Teacher (part time). Teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

 

Goodbye Mrs. Bradley – Write a note of appreciation

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students.  We are sad when we have to say goodbye to those who are retiring. This summer we will say farewell to Mrs. Donna Bradley. Please take this opportunity to complete this online form by June 1.

 

Spring Orchestra Assembly Tomorrow, Friday, May 12

The Spring Orchestra Concert will be Friday, May 12 from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Come learn about the “Language of Music” with our school orchestra.

 

Parent Service Hours Due Next Week, May 15

Please record your Parent Service Hours before May 15.  To do so, log into ParentsWeb, click on Family Information and then your name tab.  Click on Service Hours, then “ADD” on the first line for the current school year.  Select your service description, enter the hours, note the task and the contact person (in “Verified By”) for whom you worked.  Families should serve 20 hours total.  Parents who enrolled their children after September should pro-rate their required hours at the rate of 2 hours per month.  Single parents serve half the number of required hours.  Parents who have not turned in their hours by the end of the school year will be billed for the unserved hours.  Please contact Becky Klapmust if you have any questions.

 

Sports Awards Night: Thursday, May 18

The Sports Awards Program for the soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse and cross country seasons will be Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the ICS gym.  We look forward to seeing you there as our athletes are recognized for participating in our sports program. There will be a dessert fellowship following the presentation of awards. Those with last names beginning with A-M please bring fruit and N-Z bring dessert.  Dress is nice jeans (or better) and no t-shirts, please.

 

Return Library Books by May 19

It’s that time again! All ICS library books not related to class assignments need to be returned.  All library books must be returned by Friday, May 19 to avoid incurring a fine.  Lists of overdue items will be sent to parents and posted in all classrooms as a reminder to students. Failure to return books will result in a fine for the replacement cost of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee per title. Unpaid fines will result in report cards being withheld.  Questions? Contact library staff.

 

Used Uniform Giveaway Coming Soon: May 24-26

The Uniform Giveaway will take place Wednesday, May 24 – Friday, May 26. Used LANDS’ END clothing in excellent condition may be brought in. Racks will be available in the breezeway for hanging up your donations.  ONLY Lands’ End items will be offered with the following exception:  plaid kilts and jumpers from Flynn & O’Hara.

  • Uniform drop off:  Monday and Tuesday:  May 22 & 23
  • Uniform Giveaway:  Wednesday – Friday:  May 24, 25 & 26

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the giveaway. Please contact Mary Sue Smith if you are interested.

 

ICS Used Book Sale Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1

Best Book Sale Ever!

  • Prices begin at 25 cents. Includes some new books at 75% off retail.
  • Book Sale Hours: May 31 and June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202).
  • Featuring fiction and non-fiction books for all ages.

Contact ICS Library staff or call 703.941.1220 for more details. Thank you for your support!

 

100 Verse Recitation

There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student’s Bible teacher sent home information to the student about the 100 verses recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by May 12. All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by June 5 for all grades. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

 

Annual Faculty vs. Student Softball Game: May 24 at 3:45 p.m.

Faculty vs. Student  Softball Game will be Wednesday, May 24 at 3:45 p.m.!  Parents and students are welcome to come out and watch the ICS faculty take on the ICS girls’ and boys’ softball teams.

 

Sports Day is Thursday, June 8 – Parent Help Needed

Sports Day is Thursday, June 8 – Parent Help Needed

Sports Day is coming!  This is one of the students’ favorite days of the school year!  It takes many volunteers to pull together this day of fun, camaraderie and fitness for our students.  We need your help to make this day special.

  • To volunteer and sign up to help with lunch:  Be watching for a ParentSquare post for you to sign up for a time slot.
  • Grades 1 & 2 will enjoy activities coordinated by Lisa Fisher, while grades 3-8 will continue the usual Sports Day activities with Travis Briggs.
  • Students and teachers will wear their Serve-A-Thon t-shirts from the fall.
  • A hot dog lunch will be served to students, volunteers, siblings, alumni and teachers. Volunteers may use this time for Parent Service Hours.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen!
  • Faculty vs. 8th grade volleyball game will be in the gym at 1:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you June 8!

 

Alumni Invited back to ICS on Sports Day, June 8


ICS Alumni are invited back to campus to join us for lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. and then compete in the annual Alumni vs. the 8th grade volleyball game on Sports Day, Thursday, June 8. Please RSVP here.

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville

ICS Basketball Camp is June 19-23: Early bird pricing ends Friday, May 12

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades.  Click here for registration form.

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00–9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Click here to register.  $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

 

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April 27, 2017

Posted on April 27, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

Tickets for the Fiesta: Deadline to buy tickets is tomorrow

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to the ICS Fiesta on Friday, May 5, 2017! Our gala sold out last year.  It was a lot of fun and we want to celebrate Immanuel with you! Please go to this link for ticket sales.

 

Bidding for the auction begins at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4th!

In order to bid on items in our Silent Auction at Fiesta please download the FREE app (Handbid) from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store onto your smart phone and create an account. After you download the app, search for “ICS Fiesta” and then you can browse our amazing auction items and even begin bidding on items starting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4. You can bid on items in the Silent Auction even if you do not attend the auction.   Don’t miss out on bidding on some great experiences for your child to enjoy with a teacher such as:

A Picnic, Crafts and a Hike with Mrs. Corrigan
A Round of Golf with Mrs. Crabtree
Attend a Civil War Reenactment with Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
Be Wayne the Warrior for an ICS Home Basketball Game
Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Pink Bicycle Tea Room with Mrs. Gleason
and Mrs. Lubenec
Cooking Lessons with Mrs. Fishe
Fruit Carving with Mr. Danish
Flight Trampoline with Mr. Pinkley
Knitting Lessons with Dr. McCoy
Manicures with Miss Calhoun and Mrs. McKellop
Paddleboarding on the Potomac with Mrs. Alvarado
Pedicures with Miss Reno
Picnic in the Garden with Dr. McCoy, your Teacher and TA
Salami, Pastrami and Origami with the US Math Teachers
Sips and Dips Paint Party with Mrs. Griffin
Soccer Training with Mrs. Gleason
Story Time, Milk and Cookies with Mrs. Booth
Teacher for a Day!
Guys of ICS Pie Smash during Sports Day!

Other items to look for on the app or in our live auction! Vacation homes, sports events and autographed sports memorabilia, summer camps, amazing gift baskets, framed art, student-created art work and local services. It’s going to be a great evening!

 

Faculty Updates for the 2017-2018 school year

Each year, we say farewell to faculty members. Some are moving, others are new mothers, and several are retiring or taking a leave of absence.

  • We want to thank the following employees for their years of faithful service to students, parents, co-workers and above all, the Lord: Donna Bradley, Sarah Caley, Jerylen Daniels, Angel Fortier, Ingrid Gleason, Esther Hyun, Madison Kinney, Julie Pannell, Sarah Pinkley, Sharon Adams, and Amber Seat.
  • The following people are changing positions: Julie Neville will be moving from 2A TA/Recess Supervisor to Receptionist.  Sandy Potter will be moving from 2A teacher to Lower School Classroom Resource Teacher.
  • Currently, we are busy interviewing and making decisions about new candidates for these openings and look forward to welcoming another group of highly qualified, spiritually mature men and women the Lord will add to the ICS faculty.

 

Retirement Tributes Needed for Mrs. Bradley: Deadline June 1

We will be celebrating the retirement of our Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mrs. Donna Bradley, in June.  We welcome your tributes for her faithful service! The deadline is June 1. Please click here to send your words of appreciation.

 

Serve-A-Thon/Sports Day T-shirt Reorder Opportunity – Deadline: May 4

Sports Day is quickly approaching! We would like to make sure each student has this year’s Serve-A-Thon t-shirt to wear for Sports Day. If your child’s shirt is lost or outgrown, there is time to order one via ParentsWeb .

  • Please click here to begin the process.
  • All orders must be in by Thursday, May 4.
  • Please send $10 for the replacement t-shirt to your child’s homeroom teacher once you have completed the order on ParentsWeb.

If your child entered ICS after Serve-A-Thon in October please contact your child’s teacher to confirm your child received a t-shirt.

 

Capital Athletic Conference Track Meet: Tuesday, May 2

The annual Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) track meet will be held again this year at Langley School on Tuesday, May 12.  We need lots of parent volunteers to be timers, ribbon writers and to help get the kids to the right events.  No training is required and you will receive Parent Service Hours for volunteering.  We will depart ICS at 11:00 a.m. and be at Langley School from noon to approximately 5:30 p.m.  You may volunteer for the day or any amount of time that you are available.  Please contact Travis Briggs, our Athletic Director, as soon as possible to sign up.  It is a premier event for the CAC and is lots of fun for both the kids and adult volunteers.

 

ICS Chipotle Fundraiser: May 9

Support our 8th grade class by getting your dinner at Chipotle at Springfield Plaza on Tuesday, May 9 between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Show the flyer or tell the cashier you are supporting Immanuel Christian School.  50% of the proceeds go to the school for this project.  Click here for the flyer.

 

Parent Service Hours Due May 15

Please record your Parent Service Hours before May 15.  To do so, log into ParentsWeb, click on Family Information and then your name tab.  Click on Service Hours, then “ADD” on the first line for the current school year.  Select your service description, enter the hours, note the task and the contact person (in “Verified By”) for whom you worked.  Families should serve 20 hours total.  Parents who enrolled their children after September should pro-rate their required hours at the rate of 2 hours per month.  Single parents serve half the number of required hours.  Parents who have not turned in their hours by the end of the school year will be billed for the unserved hours.  Please contact Becky Klapmust if you have any questions.

Congratulations to students reciting 3rd Quarter Bible Verses

Click here to view a list of students who have successfully recited all of their verses for the 3rd quarter.

 

Academic Honor Roll for 3rd Quarter

Congratulations to those students who made the Academic Honor Roll for Upper School (grades 5-8) the 3rd quarter.  To qualify for 1st Honors, a student must have an academic average of 95% and above and satisfactory citizenship.  For 2nd Honors, students must have an academic average of 90-94% and satisfactory citizenship. Click here to view a list of students who made the Honor Roll.

 

Spring Orchestra Assembly : Friday, May 12

The Spring Orchestra Concert will be Friday, May 12 from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Come learn about the “Language of Music” with our school orchestra and music classes. 

 

Sports Awards Night: Thursday, May 18

The Sports Awards Program for the soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse and cross country seasons will be Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the ICS gym.  We look forward to seeing you there as our athletes are recognized for participating in our sports program.  There will be a dessert fellowship following the presentation of awards.  Those with last names beginning with A-M please bring fruit and N-Z bring dessert.  Dress is nice jeans (or better) and no t-shirts, please.

 

Return Library Books by May 19

It’s that time again! All ICS library books not related to class assignments need to be returned.  All library books must be returned by Friday, May 19 to avoid incurring a fine.  Lists of overdue items will be sent to parents and posted in all classrooms as a reminder to students. Failure to return books will result in a fine for the replacement cost of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee per title. Unpaid fines will result in report cards being withheld.  Questions? Contact library staff.

100 Verse Recitation

There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student’s Bible teacher sent home information to the student about the 100 verses recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by May 12. All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by June 5 for all grades. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

Annual Faculty vs. Student Softball Game: May 24 at 3:45 p.m.

Faculty vs. Student  Softball Game will be Wednesday, May 24 at 3:45 p.m.!  Parents and students are welcome to come out and watch the ICS faculty take on the ICS girls’ and boys’ softball teams.

Sports Day is June 8

Volunteers are needed for the day for events and to help with the hot dog lunch!  Watch for details.

Bonus Verse Wristband Replacements – Now Only $1.00

There is one free wristband for every ICS student who memorizes and recites a Bonus Verse to Mr. Danish.  After the initial free wristband, lost or broken wristbands can be replaced for $1 at the school office.  Students needing a wristband replacement should bring exact change to the office and must be able to recite the verse in order to purchase a replacement.

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers, Recess Supervisor (part time), Speech Therapist (part time) and Art Teacher (part time). Teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

ICS Basketball Camp: June 19-23

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades.  Click here for registration form.

Next MOPS Meeting – May 8

Happy Spring, MOPS moms!  MOPS is open to all moms who are pregnant through Kindergarten.  We would love to have you at our last meeting on Monday, May 8th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. in room A207.  We will have picnic-themed food for dinner along with dessert afterwards!  Our speaker Penny Wood will be summarizing the year’s theme with the topic of “What Does ‘Starry-Eyed’ Mean?”  Please invite your mom friends– their first meeting is free!

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00–9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Click here to register.  The link opens May 1st. $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

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March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018 – FACTS Account Withdrawal Tomorrow - March 24

Your re-enrollment deposit will be collected through FACTS on March 24. If you have questions, please contact Mandy Croushore.

 

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

 

Tuition Assistance Applications due April 1

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS. All required documentation is due by April 1, 2017. There is a processing fee of $30 for this service. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance.  Details are available on our website under Tuition and Financial Aid.

 

ACSI Math Olympics is Monday, March 27-NOON DISMISSAL

  • Extended Care will start at noon with lunch/recess
  • No Smart Lunch for any students, so all students should bring lunch
  • Elementary Choir 12:00-1:30p.m. with lunch.  Pick up at 1:30 p.m. at Entrance 3
  • No Percussion class
  • Piano lessons-please coordinate with piano teacher
  • Pick up for Math Olympics participants is 3:30 p.m.

 

Thank you parents for your generosity!

The faculty and staff send a BIG thank you to parents for the generous show of appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week. The luncheon was delicious. Teachers and staff appreciated the great breakfast snack food that was set out for them during the week as well. Thank you for showing your support in tangible ways to the ICS team. We are truly blessed to have such great faculty and staff at ICS and equally blessed to have so many wonderful parents show support for the ICS team throughout the entire school year.  We thank the PTF, especially Kay Hoffman, Kelley Pinzon and Niko Stemple for organizing the luncheon and the Parent Service Teams for the snack bars.  You did a great job!

 

Auction May 5, 2017: Buy Tickets Now!

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. Save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early! Buy tickets NOW! Hurry, the event sold out last year!

 

Verse Recitation

All students in grades 1-8 will be reciting verses soon.

March 30:            1st Grade (N-T 3rd Quarter) 1st Try

March 31:            1st Grade (N-T)  Retry

April 6:                 1st Grade (A-M 1st  & 2nd Quarter) 1st Try

2nd – 8th Grade (3rd Quarter) 1st Try

April 7:                 1st Grade (A-M 1st & 2nd Quarter) Retry

2nd – 8th Grades (3rd Quarter) Retry

 

100 Verse Recitation

There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student’s Bible teacher sent home information to the student about the 100 verses recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by May 12. All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by June 5 for all grades. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

 

ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent! Permission forms due April 6

It’s time to start preparing for the 6th annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! We are excited to see what new talent this year brings! We are looking for a variety of acts from students in 5th through 8th grade to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, June 2nd (1:30–3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than four minutes in length. Students can sign up to audition and pick up a permission form in order to participate. Permission forms must be turned in by April 6.  If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

 

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers, Recess Supervisor (part time), Speech Therapist (part time) and Art Teacher (part time). Teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

 

ICS Basketball Camp: June 19-23

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades. More information to follow soon.

 

Next MOPS Meeting – April 3

Are you a MOPS mom?  MOPS is open to all moms who are pregnant through kindergarten.  We would love to have you at our next meeting Monday, April 3rd, 7:00–9:00 p.m. in room A207.  We will have Asian-themed food for dinner along with dessert afterwards!  Our speaker is Pam Sanders on the topic of “What I Would Tell My Younger Self.”  Please invite your mom friends. Their first meeting is free!

 

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00–9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Registration begins May 1st. $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

 

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

 

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March 9, 2017

Posted on March 9, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018 – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 24

Your re-enrollment deposit will be collected through FACTS on March 24. If you have questions, please contact Mandy Croushore.

 

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

Tuition Assistance

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS. All required documentation is due by April 1, 2017. There is a processing fee of $30 for this service. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance.  Details are available on our website under Tuition and Financial Aid.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: March 20-23

The ICS Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon date is fast approaching on Tuesday, March 21! Every year the Parent Teacher Fellowship hosts this event along with the parents of 1st and 4th graders, but we still need a small army of parent volunteers to help with the many details involved in serving lunch to about 100 employees.  There are volunteer opportunities that you can complete at home in the weeks before the event or you could volunteer to set up, serve or clean up on the day of the luncheon.  Sign up on Parent Square to help.   Search “Appreciation” in your ParentSquare posts. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Hoffman, PTF Coordinator.

Visiting Day is March 23! Invite a friend to attend ICS for a day!

Do you know of a family who is considering a change to private Christian school? Perhaps they have considered Immanuel but feel they need more information? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about. Current 3rd through 7th grade students are encouraged to invite a friend to school on Thursday, March 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All visitors will enjoy a pizza lunch as well! This event is intended for serious admissions considerations only. Limited space is available – families must register by March 16th. For more information and to RSVP click here. Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.

Auction May 5, 2017! Buy Tickets Now

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. Save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early! Buy tickets NOW! Hurry, the event sold out last year!

Register now for Spring Session of Chess Club

We are excited to announce our Spring After School Clubs which will begin at the end of March. This session includes Choir, 3D Printing, Chess, Soccer Shots, Art Club, Lego Club and Martial Arts. The deadline to register is March 17. Please go to this link on our homepage for registration info. Further questions should be directed to Allison Masson.

ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent!

It’s time to start preparing for the 6th annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! We are excited to see what new talent this year brings! We are looking for a variety of acts from students in 5th through 8th grade to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, June 2nd (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than four minutes in length. Students can sign up to audition and pick up a permission form in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers, Lower School Teaching Assistants (part time) and Art Teacher (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Spring Sports

  • Coaching Opportunities The ICS athletic department is currently looking for passionate and qualified individuals who are willing to coach boys’ softball, or girls’ lacrosse. This is a great way to invest in our students as they look to you for an example of how to honor and glorify God in the arena of athletics and life. This is a commitment of no more than three afternoons a week with absolutely no weekends or holidays required. If interested please click here  and fill out an application. If you have questions, please contact Travis Briggs at 703.813.1946.
  • Softball tryouts are next week.

Donations Needed for Library Used Book Sale

The library is now accepting gently used donations of Children’s and Young Adult fiction, Adult fiction and all ages Non-Fiction for our Used Book Sale coming this Spring. The Used Book Sale dates are May 31-June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202). Contact ICS Library staff at icslibrary@icsva.org or 703.941.1220 to schedule donation evaluation and drop off. Thank you for your support!

ICS Basketball Camp: June 19-23

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 19-23.  Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades. More information to follow soon.

Hello, MOPS moms! Next Meeting March 13

Our next MOPS meeting is Monday, March 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  in Room A207. We will enjoy Italian-themed foods for dinner, plus dessert! Our speaker is Shelbie Olson on the topic of shame and guilt “Putting on Radiance – Climbing Out From Under Shame and Guilt.

EMOMS: Meeting March 15

Moms who have elementary children will be meeting Wednesday, March 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207.  Rock Recovery Executive Director, Christie Dondero will be speaking on her story of recovery from an eating disorder and what she wishes more parents knew about keeping themselves and their kids healthy.

IBC Women’s Conference – March 24 & 25

Mark your calendars for “Be Still-Finding True Rest for Your Soul” on March 24-25 at Immanuel Bible Church.  Take a break from the frenzy and join our speaker Vicki Courtney to discover the good news that God can restore your body, soul and spirit. She will equip you with the truth, desire and the tools you need to seek God and his supernatural transforming rest for your weary soul. Click here to register.

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Registration begins May 1st. $20 per child. Hope to see you there!

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

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February 23, 2017

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018 – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 24

Important re-enrollment information was sent home February 10. Please review it carefully. Click here to see the 2017-2018 tuition rates.  You MUST notify the school by March 3, 2017 if you do NOT want to be automatically re-enrolled, otherwise your re-enrollment deposit will be collected through FACTS on March 24. If you are not re-enrolling or your plans are uncertain, complete the Re-enrollment Opt-out/Withdrawal Web Form on ParentsWeb. If you have questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

 

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

 

Tuition Assistance

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS.  All required documentation is due by April 1, 2017.  There is a processing fee of $30 for this service. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance.  Details are available on our website under Tuition and Financial Aid.

 

PTF Pasta Palooza Family Night – Tomorrow night. Sold out!

Break out your favorite board games and bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner and game night sponsored by the ICS PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship). This fellowship night is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends as you play board games with other ICS families. Click here for more details.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Check in with our hosts in the kindergarten hallway.  Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Bingo and prizes from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bring your board games and cash to purchase dessert and coffee.

 

Congratulations to Students Reciting 2nd Quarter Bible Verses

Click here for a list of students who have successfully quoted all of their verses for the 2nd quarter.  A list of students who have reached this milestone is also published in each classroom.  Congratulations students!  Keep practicing those verses for 3rd  quarter recitation.

 

Academic Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to those students who have made the Honor Roll for the Upper School (grades 5-8) for the 2nd quarter.  To qualify for 1st honors, a student must have an academic average of 94% and above and satisfactory citizenship.  For 2nd honors, students must have an academic average of 90-93% and satisfactory citizenship.  A list of students who have made the Honor Roll is attached.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: March 20-23

  • The ICS Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon date is fast approaching on Tuesday, March 21! Every year the Parent Teacher Fellowship hosts this event along with the parents of 1st and 4th graders, but we still need a small army of parent volunteers to help with the many details involved in serving lunch to about 100 employees. There are volunteer opportunities that you can complete at home in the weeks before the event or you could volunteer to set up, serve or clean up on the day of the luncheon.  Sign up on Parent Square to help.   Search “Appreciation” in your Parent Square posts.
  • We’d love to have you join us for our next PTF meeting on Monday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the ICS Hospitality Room. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Hoffman, PTF Coordinator.

 

Visiting Day is March 23! Invite a friend to attend ICS for a day!

Do you know of a family who is considering a change to private Christian school? Perhaps they have considered Immanuel but feel they need more information? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about. Current 3rd through 7th grade students are encouraged to invite a friend to school on Thursday, March 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All visitors will enjoy a pizza lunch as well! This event is intended for serious admissions considerations only. Limited space is available – families must register by March 16th. For more information and to RSVP click here. Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.

 

Auction May 5, 2017! It’s time to Fiesta!

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. Save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early! Buy tickets NOW!  Hurry, the event sold out last year!

Do You Have Any Unused Gift Cards?

Would you consider donating unused OR NEW gift cards to Fiesta? We are putting together all kinds of creative gift baskets as well as stuffing piñatas full of surprises! We will gladly accept gift cards to restaurants, stores, businesses, movie theaters and even Visa or Amex cards. Please send them to school labeled Allison Masson.

Fiesta Auction Wish List
We are so excited about Fiesta 2017! Fiesta will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Teacher Experiences, student-created projects, Student Portraits and a Piñata “Pull”. To pull this off we’ve created a Wish List. Please consider contributing in some way. Proceeds from Fiesta go to the ICS Partnership Fund providing annual revenue to bridge the gap between tuition and education costs by supporting mission-critical expenses. Gifts of all amounts, both large and small, will continue to provide opportunity for our students to develop the academic skills and spiritual depth they need to make a difference in the world. Fiesta-related emails can be directed to Allison Masson.

 

ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent: Mark your calendars for June 2!

It’s time to start preparing for the 6th annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! We are excited to see what new talent this year brings! We are looking for a variety of acts from students in 5th through 8th grade to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, June 2nd (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than four minutes in length. Permissions forms will be available in early March and auditions will be held during Upper School lunch/recess in late April. More details coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

 

Mathcounts Competition

On Saturday, February 4, 45 schools (with 360 students) in the northern Virginia area met at George Mason University for the regional Mathcounts competition.  The following students represented ICS:

  • 8th graders Lars Griffin, Alicia Indelicato, Michelle Indelicato
  • 6th graders Chris Beran, Ethan Bittinger, Paul Couts, Tyler Richard, Madelyn Taliaferro, Charlene Tucholski

Many thanks to Mrs. Chris Pate, former ICS math teacher, for helping prepare Math Club students for this event, to Mrs. Esther Hyun for her assistance.  Congratulations to all on a job well done!

 

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers and Lower School Teaching Assistants (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

 

Spring Sports Coaching Opportunities

The ICS athletic department is currently looking for passionate and qualified individuals who are willing to coach boys’ softball, or girls’ lacrosse. This is a great way to invest in our students as they look to you for an example of how to honor and glorify God in the arena of athletics and life. This is a commitment of no more than three afternoons a week with absolutely no weekends or holidays required. If interested please click here  and fill out an application.  If you have questions, please contact Travis Briggs at 703.813.1946.

 

Express Your Appreciation to Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Dorian Smith for 20 years of service to ICS!

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. Please take this opportunity to thank Dr. Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal, and Mrs. Dorian Smith, Receptionist, for their 20 years of faithful service to the students, parents and teachers of ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option.  Don’t forget to include your name with each entry! Submit your notes of appreciation here!  The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is February 28. Thank you for blessing Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Smith with your words!

 

Note from Clinic: Help Prevent Illness

We are seeing a large number of students at school with fevers, sore throats and upset stomachs.  If your child is complaining about any of the above symptoms, please be sure to take their temperature before coming to school. Students are not allowed to come to school if they have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours. They must also stay home if they have had a fever of 100 degrees (or higher) within the last 24 hours. Students may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours without being on fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Motrin). Thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our kids from spreading illness.

 

School Calendar for 2017-2018: Notice Significant Changes


  1. Mondays will be a FULL day schedule with dismissal at 3:20 p.m.  No more 1:30 p.m. dismissal.  Several teacher workdays are scheduled throughout the year to accommodate teacher training and professional development.
  2. First Day of School is Monday BEFORE Labor Day, August 28, 2016
  3. Conferences are a Friday, Monday and Tuesday (November 3, 6 & 7)
  4. Thanksgiving Break will be a full week off (November 20-24)
  5. Christmas Break will be two full weeks off (December 18-January 1)
  • Meet & Greet OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, August 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 28 – Full Day
  • Teacher Conferences: November 3, 6 & 7
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday-Friday, November 20-24
  • Grandparents’ Day: December 15 – Noon Dismissal
  • Christmas Break: December 18-January 1, Classes resume January 2
  • Easter Break: March 26-30, Classes resume April 3
  • Noon Dismissals: June 4-6
  • Graduation: June 5
  • Last Day of School: June 6 – Noon Dismissal

No school on the following Federal holidays:  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day.

 

We Collect Box Tops

Bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to Reception and make sure you check the dates on the Box Tops as expired dates will not be counted in the totals. Remember to sign up and support ICS here. Once you register, you will have access to coupons for box top products and have the opportunity to play fun games and earn eBox Tops for our school. If you have questions, please contact our coordinator, Jennifer deVallance.

 

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

 

Donations Needed for Library Used Book Sale

The library is now accepting gently used donations of Children’s and Young Adult fiction, Adult fiction and all ages Non-Fiction for our Used Book Sale coming this Spring. The Used Book Sale dates are May 31-June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202). Contact ICS Library staff at icslibrary@icsva.org or 703.941.1220 to schedule donation evaluation and drop off. Thank you for your support!

 

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville.

 

IBC Women’s Conference – March 24 & 25

Mark your calendars for “Be Still-Finding True Rest for Your Soul” on March 24-25 at Immanuel Bible Church.  Take a break from the frenzy and join our speaker Vicki Courtney to discover the good news that God can restore your body, soul and spirit. She will equip you with the truth, desire and the tools you need to seek God and his supernatural transforming rest for your weary soul. Early Registration (ends February 26) – $35, $15 for High School/College student.  Register by February 26 and be automatically entered to win 1 of 3 gift baskets!  Click here to register.

 

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 26-30

Mark your calendars for June 26-30 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m. – Noon (4 years old by 9/30/17 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Registration begins May 1st. $20 per child. Hope to see you there.

 

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

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February 9, 2017

Posted on February 9, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

February Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, February 20 No School/Presidents’ Day

 

Parents of Rising K-4th Graders: Just Around the Corner is tomorrow, Friday, February 10

All parents of rising kindergarten through 4th grade students are invited to attend the information session Just Around the Corner on Friday, February 10th from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Room. Don’t miss it! Attend this important event to visit with upcoming teachers, learn how to continue navigating your child’s education within a Christian framework and preview more specifically what is coming in your child’s next grade. Come early and enjoy light refreshments! Click here to RSVP. This orientation is for parents (sorry childcare no longer available). Questions? Email admissions@icsva.org.

Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018 – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 24

Important re-enrollment information will be sent home soon. Please review it carefully. Click here to see the 2017-2018 rates.  You MUST notify the school March 3, 2017 if you do NOT want to be automatically re-enrolled, otherwise your re-enrollment deposit will be automatically collected through FACTS on March 24. If you are not re-enrolling or your plans are uncertain, complete the re-enrollment opt-out/withdrawal Web Form on ParentsWeb. If you have questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

Financial Aid

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS.  All required documentation is due by April 1.  There is a processing fee of $30 for this service. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance.  Details are available on our website under Tuition and Financial Aid.

PTF Pasta Palooza Family Night – Friday, February 24: Buy Tickets Now

Break out your favorite board games and bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner and game night sponsored by the ICS PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship). Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2017 because you don’t want to miss this fun evening featuring delicious food, games, ICS bingo with prizes, fellowship and music! This fellowship night is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends as you play board games with other ICS families. Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets. Don’t delay…last time this event was held it sold out! Cost is $4 per person.  Children under 2 are free.

Visiting Day is March 23! Invite a friend to attend ICS for a day!

Do you know of a family who is considering a change to private Christian school? Perhaps they have considered Immanuel but feel they need more information? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about. Current 3rd through 7th grade students are encouraged to invite a friend to school on Thursday, March 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All visitors will enjoy a pizza lunch as well! This event is intended for serious admissions considerations only. Limited space is available – families must register by March 16th. For more information and to RSVP click here. Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.

Auction May 5, 2017! It’s time to Fiesta!

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. Save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early!

Sponsors Needed
Would you consider becoming a Fiesta sponsor? It’s a wonderful way to support Immanuel AND get some pretty spectacular seats for the evening! Sponsorship details can be found here. Questions can be directed to Allison Masson. Thank you for your generosity!

Fiesta Committee Members Needed
We continue to build our FIESTA TEAM so come join our committee PRONTO! It’s a great way to make new friends, get your creative juices flowing and earn Parent Service Hours while benefitting our school. Please consider how your gifts and talents might be maximized for we know that “many hands make light work!” …and we will DEFINITELY have fun doing this together! The Fiesta Committee Sign Up is on ParentSquare. Inquiries, questions and suggestions should be sent to Allison Masson or Carey Taliaferro.

Fiesta Auction Wish List
We are so excited about Fiesta 2017! Fiesta will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Teacher Experiences, student-created projects, Student Portraits and a Piñata “Pull”. To pull this off we’ve created a Wish List. Please consider contributing in some way. Proceeds from Fiesta go to the ICS Partnership Fund providing annual revenue to bridge the gap between tuition and education costs by supporting mission-critical expenses. Gifts of all amounts, both large and small, will continue to provide opportunity for our students to develop the academic skills and spiritual depth they need to make a difference in the world. Fiesta-related emails can be directed to Allison Masson.

Mathcounts Competition

On Saturday, February 4, forty-five schools (with 360 students) in the northern Virginia area met at George Mason University for the regional Mathcounts competition.  The following students represented ICS:

  • 8th graders Lars Griffin, Alicia Indelicato, Michelle Indelicato
  • 6th graders Chris Beran, Ethan Bittinger, Paul Couts, Tyler Richard, Madelyn Taliaferro, Charlene Tucholski

Many thanks to Mrs. Chris Pate, former ICS math teacher, for helping prepare Math Club students for this event, to Mrs. Esther Hyun for her assistance.  Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Job Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers and Lower School Teaching Assistants (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Weather Delays/Cancellations Update

When it comes to delays and/or cancellations because of weather our general rule is that we follow FCPS’s delays/closures. However, in unique weather situations we may differ from what FCPS will do.  For instance, if the sidewalks are covered in snow (so students can’t walk to school) or if the weather is extremely cold we may have a full school day or different delay than FCPS.  Emergency notifications will go through Parent Square from the number 96167 by text, phone call and/or email about school delays/closures.  Notifications will also be on the ICS website at www.icsva.org and on our Facebook page. Contact Diane Carnahan if you have questions.

Attached is the information about inclement weather found in the Parent-Student handbook.  Please take a minute and read through our procedures.

Express Your Appreciation to Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Dorian Smith for 20 years of service to ICS!

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. Please take this opportunity to thank Dr. Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal, and Mrs. Dorian Smith, Receptionist, for their 20 years of faithful service to the students, parents and teachers of ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option.  Don’t forget to include your name with each entry! Submit your notes of appreciation here!  The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is February 28. Thank you for blessing Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Smith with your words!

Note from Clinic: Help Prevent Illness

We are seeing a large number of students at school with fevers, sore throats and upset stomachs.  If your child is complaining about any of the above symptoms, please be sure to take their temperature before coming to school. Students are not allowed to come to school if they have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours. They must also stay home if they have had a fever of 100 degrees (or higher) within the last 24 hours. Students may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours without being on fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Motrin). Thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our kids from spreading illness.

School Calendar for 2017-2018: Notice Significant Changes

  1. Mondays will be a FULL day schedule with dismissal at 3:20 p.m.  No more 1:30 p.m. dismissal.  Several teacher workdays are scheduled throughout the year to accommodate teacher training and professional development.
  2. First Day of School is Monday BEFORE Labor Day, August 28, 2016
  3. Conferences are a Friday, Monday and Tuesday (November 3, 6 & 7)
  4. Thanksgiving Break will be a full week off (November 20-24)
  5. Christmas Break will be two full weeks off (December 18-January 1)
  • Meet & Greet OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, August 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 28 – Full Day
  • Teacher Conferences: November 3, 6 & 7
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday-Friday, November 20-24
  • Grandparents’ Day: December 15 – Noon Dismissal
  • Christmas Break: December 18-January 1, Classes resume January 2
  • Easter Break: March 26-30, Classes resume April 3
  • Noon Dismissals: June 4-6
  • Graduation: June 5
  • Last Day of School: June 6 – Noon Dismissal

No school on the following federal holidays:  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day.

Label Your Jackets, School Uniforms and PE Uniforms with your Student’s Name

Winter is here!  The weather is colder and jackets and sweaters are being worn to school.  Please label your items with your student’s name.  Many school clothing items are left behind after PE and sports activities. Items with a name in them will be returned to the student.

We Collect Box Tops

Bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to Reception and make sure you check the dates on the Box Tops as expired dates will not be counted in the totals. Remember to sign up and support ICS here. Once you register, you will have access to coupons for box top products and have the opportunity to play fun games and earn eBox Tops for our school. If you have questions, please contact our coordinator, Jennifer deVallance.

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

Donations Needed for Library Used Book Sale

The library is now accepting gently used donations of Children’s and Young Adult fiction, Adult fiction and all ages Non-Fiction for our Used Book Sale coming this Spring. The Used Book Sale dates are May 31-June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202). Contact ICS Library staff at icslibrary@icsva.org or 703.941.1220 to schedule donation evaluation and drop off. Thank you for your support!

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville.

IBC Women’s Conference – March 24 & 25

Mark your calendars for “Be Still-Finding True Rest for Your Soul” on March 24-25 at Immanuel Bible Church.  Take a break from the frenzy and join our speaker Vicki Courtney to discover the good news that God can restore your body, soul and spirit. She will equip you with the truth, desire and the tools you need to seek God and his supernatural transforming rest for your weary soul. Early Registration (ends February 26) – $35, $15 for High School/College student.  Register by February 26 and be automatically entered to win 1 of 3 gift baskets!  Click here to register.

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online

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January 26, 2017

Posted on January 26, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

February Holiday Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday, February 6 & 7 No School/Teacher Workday and Inservice
  • Monday, February 20 No School/Presidents’ Day

 

All School Dress Down Day: Friday, February 3

There will be an all-school dress down day, Friday, February 3 marking the end of the 2nd quarter. 

School Calendar for 2017-2018: Notice Significant Changes

  1. Mondays will be a FULL day schedule with dismissal at 3:20 p.m.  No more 1:30 p.m. dismissal.  Several teacher workdays are scheduled throughout the year to accommodate teacher training and professional development.
  2. First Day of School is Monday BEFORE Labor Day, August 28, 2016
  3. Conferences are a Friday, Monday and Tuesday (November 3, 6 & 7)
  4. Thanksgiving Break will be a full week off (November 20-24)
  5. Christmas Break will be two full weeks off (December 18-January 1)
  • Meet & Greet OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, August 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 28 – Full Day
  • Teacher Conferences: November 3, 6 & 7
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday-Friday, November 20-24
  • Grandparents’ Day and All School Christmas Program: December 15 – Noon Dismissal
  • Christmas Break: December 18-January 1, Classes resume January 2
  • Easter Break: March 26-30, Classes resume April 3
  • Noon Dismissals: June 4-6
  • Graduation: June 5
  • Last Day of School: June 6 – Noon Dismissal

No school on the following Federal holidays:  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day.

End of Quarter Verse Recitation

Lower School (Grades 1-4):

1st and 2nd Quarters:

Thursday, February 2 (1st try)

Friday, February 3 (retry)

Upper School (Grades 5-8):

1st and 2nd Quarters:

Thursday, January 26 (1st try)

Friday, January 27 (retry)

Grades 6-8 Mid-Term Exam Schedule

All testing will take place in regularly scheduled classrooms.

Tuesday, January 31

8:40-9:27 a.m. – Language Arts (8A)

10:25-11:07 a.m.  – Language Arts (8B)

12:00-12:45 p.m.  – Language Arts (8A)

2:20-3:05 p.m.     – Language Arts (8B)

Wednesday, February 1

8:40-9:27 a.m. – Language Arts (8A)  Essay portion of mid-term.

10:25-11:07 a.m.  – Language Arts (8B) Essay portion of mid-term.

Thursday, February 2

9:30-10:15 a.m. – Math 6 & 7 – (6A/6B)

10:25-11:07 a.m.   – Math 7, Pre-Algebra (7A/7B), Algebra 7

11:10-11:57 a.m.   – Math Pre-Alg. /Alg. (8A/8B), Geometry 8

Early morning math classes (Algebra 7 and Geometry 8) will be cancelled on February 2 due to exams.  All other classes will run as regularly scheduled.

Parents of Rising K-4th Graders: Save the Date for Just Around the Corner – Friday, February 10

All parents of rising kindergarten through 4th grade students are invited to attend the information session Just Around the Corner on Friday, February 10th from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Room. Don’t miss it! Attend this important event to visit with upcoming teachers, learn how to continue navigating your child’s education within a Christian framework and preview more specifically what is coming in your child’s next grade. Come early and enjoy light refreshments! Click here to RSVP. This orientation is for parents and free childcare is available – sign up for childcare through the RSVP link by February 3rd. Questions? Email admissions@icsva.org.

Re-Enrollment Coming Soon

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2017-2018 will take place in February and deposits will be collected through FACTS in March.  Watch for important details in the Re-Enrollment Packet coming home with your child in mid-February.

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

Parent Service Hours Information Past Due

Parent Service Hours for the first semester were due January 16.  Please record your Parent Service Hours on ParentsWeb.  Log into ParentsWeb, click on Family Information, your name, and then the Service Hours tab.  Select your service description and enter the hours, note what you did, and add the contact person in “verified by.”  To enter hours served by another family member, just add it to one of the parent’s accounts.  Contact Becky Klapmust, Finance Assistant, if you have any questions.

Welcome Ana Akin, Long Term Spanish Sub

Upper School Spanish classes are welcoming, Srta. Ana Akin, as the new long term Spanish Substitute. Srta. Akin will be teaching Spanish while Sra. Augustus is out on maternity leave.

Auction May 5, 2017! There’s no time for Siesta, it’s time to Fiesta! Important Information

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. This will be a fun evening so save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early!

Sponsors Needed
Would you consider becoming a Fiesta sponsor? It’s a wonderful way to support Immanuel AND get some pretty spectacular seats for the evening! Sponsorship details can be found here. Questions can be directed to Allison Masson. Thank you for your generosity!

Fiesta Committee Members Needed
We continue to build our FIESTA TEAM so come join our committee PRONTO! It’s a great way to make new friends, get your creative juices flowing and earn Parent Service Hours while benefitting our school. Please consider how your gifts and talents might be maximized for we know that “many hands make light work!” …and we will DEFINITELY have fun doing this together! The Fiesta Committee Sign Up is on ParentSquare. Inquiries, questions and suggestions should be sent to Allison Masson or Carey Taliaferro.

Fiesta Auction Wish List
We are so excited about Fiesta 2017! Fiesta will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Teacher Experiences, student-created projects, Student Portraits and a Piñata “Pull”. To pull this off we’ve created a Wish List. Please consider contributing in some way. Proceeds from Fiesta go to the ICS Partnership Fund providing annual revenue to bridge the gap between tuition and education costs by supporting mission-critical expenses. Gifts of all amounts, both large and small, will continue to provide opportunity for our students to develop the academic skills and spiritual depth they need to make a difference in the world. Fiesta-related emails can be directed to Allison Masson.

PTF Pasta Palooza Family Night – Friday, February 24: Buy Tickets Now

Break out your favorite board games and bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner and game night sponsored by the ICS PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship). Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2017 because you don’t want to miss this fun evening featuring delicious food, games, ICS bingo with prizes, fellowship and music! This fellowship night is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends as you play board games with other ICS families. Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets. Don’t delay…last time this event was held it sold out! Cost is $4 per person.  Children under 2 are free.

Weather Delays/Cancellations Update

When it comes to delays and/or cancellations because of weather our general rule is that we follow FCPS’s delays/closures. However, in unique weather situations we may differ from what FCPS will do.  For instance, if the sidewalks are covered in snow (so students can’t walk to school) or if the weather is extremely cold we may have a full school day or different delay than FCPS.  Emergency notifications will go through Parent Square from the number 96167 by text, phone call and/or email about school delays/closures.  Notifications will also be on the ICS website at www.icsva.org and on our Facebook page. Contact Diane Carnahan if you have questions.

Express Your Appreciation to Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Dorian Smith for 20 years of service to ICS!

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. Please take this opportunity to thank Dr. Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal, and Mrs. Dorian Smith, Receptionist, for their 20 years of faithful service to the students, parents and teachers of ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option.  Don’t forget to include your name with each entry! Submit your notes of appreciation here!  The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is February 28. Thank you for blessing Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Smith with your words!

The Axis Virtual Parenting Summit

  • Axis Virtual Parenting Summit is launching on February 2, 2017! Sign up now to claim your FREE ticket. This online event is completely free for the first 72 hours of each speaker’s talk, and you can purchase lifetime access to all of the content to view any time for $97.
  • Speakers will feature John Eldredge, Dr. Tim Keller, Dr. Kara Powell, Danielle Strickland, John Stonestreet and Dr. Ravi Zacharias, covering over 40 unique topics for parents of teens and pre-teens.
  • Axis has prepared this summit with the desire to help parents and influencers of teens and pre-teens understand their culture and navigate these challenging years through a biblical lens. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be on display Tuesday – Thursday, January 31-February 2 in the breezeway.  All items not claimed by February 2 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

Note from Clinic: Help Prevent Illness

We are seeing a large number of students at school with fevers, sore throats and upset stomachs.  If your child is complaining about any of the above symptoms, please be sure to take their temperature before coming to school. Students are not allowed to come to school if they have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours. They must also stay home if they have had a fever of 100 degrees (or higher) within the last 24 hours. Students may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours without being on fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Motrin). Thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our kids from spreading illness.

Label Your Jackets, School Uniforms and PE Uniforms with your Student’s Name

Winter is here!  The weather is colder and jackets and sweaters are being worn to school.  Please label your items with your student’s name.  Many school clothing items are left behind after PE and sports activities. Items with a name in them will be returned to the student.

We Collect Box Tops

Bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to Reception and make sure you check the dates on the Box Tops as expired dates will not be counted in the totals. Remember to sign up and support ICS here. Once you register, you will have access to coupons for box top products and have the opportunity to play fun games and earn eBox Tops for our school. If you have questions, please contact our coordinator, Jennifer deVallance.

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

Donations Needed for Library Used Book Sale

The library is now accepting gently used donations of Children’s and Young Adult fiction, Adult fiction and all ages Non-Fiction for our Used Book Sale coming this Spring. The Used Book Sale dates are May 31-June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202). Contact ICS Library staff at icslibrary@icsva.org or 703.941.1220 to schedule donation evaluation and drop off. Thank you for your support!

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville.

IBC Women’s Conference – March 24 & 25

Mark your calendars for “Be Still-Finding True Rest for Your Soul” on March 24-25 at Immanuel Bible Church.  Take a break from the frenzy and join our speaker Vicki Courtney to discover the good news that God can restore your body, soul and spirit. She will equip you with the truth, desire and the tools you need to seek God and his supernatural transforming rest for your weary soul. Early Registration (ends February 26) – $35, $15 for High School/College student.  Register by February 26 and be automatically entered to win 1 of 3 gift baskets!  Click here to register.

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January 12, 2017

Posted on January 12, 2017 | Newsletter

If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details.  We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!

January/February Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, January 16   No School/Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Monday & Tuesday, February 6 & 7 No School/Teacher Workday and Inservice

Homecoming and Spirit Week: Next Week, January 17-20

We are excited to have themed dress down days throughout this week. Students who choose not to participate in the dress down theme will wear their regular uniform. With the themed dress down days, dress code rules still apply.

  • (No school Monday – MLK Day)
  • Tuesday: Superhero Day Aside from your regular superheroes, feel free to invent your own superhero with your own special abilities and costume! Or perhaps choose your favorite Bible hero! Be creative – we know we are a school full of superheroes!
  • Wednesday: School Spirit Day – Show your ICS spirit by wearing school colors navy blue and yellow or your favorite ICS gear! Basketball players should wear their jerseys to school over a t-shirt. Make sure you plan to come to the Homecoming Basketball Games on Wednesday!
  • Thursday: Hat Day – Wear your favorite hat or crazy hat to school! Your teacher may ask you to remove your hat during class, but if you wear a hat you may dress down as well. Also join ICS at Jersey Mike’s in Springfield for dinner for a special fundraising night (see below)!
  • Friday: Jersey Day – Represent your team, whether it is football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cricket or rugby! Any jersey for any team will work.

Homecoming Basketball Game: Wednesday, January 18

Come cheer on the ICS Varsity Basketball Teams as they take on Holy Spirit School. The girls’ game is first at 4:00 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow at 5:00 p.m. We will have games and giveaways during halftime, special concessions, the opportunity to get your picture taken with Wayne the Warrior and more! Don’t miss this great event!

ICS Fundraising Spirit Night @ Jersey Mike’s: Thursday, January 19

Join us at Jersey Mike’s in Springfield (7000B Brookfield Plaza) Thursday, January 19 between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. for our ICS Fundraising Night! Your child will receive this flyer on Thursday at the end of the day for you to take with you to Jersey Mike’s so ICS can receive 15% of all proceeds. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal as a family and support ICS. See you there!

End of Quarter Verse Recitation

Lower School (Grades 1-4)

1st and 2nd Quarters:

Thursday, February 2 (1st try)

Friday, February 3 (retry)

Upper School (Grades 5-8):

1st and 2nd Quarters:

Thursday, January 26 (1st try)

Friday, January 27 (retry)

Grades 6-8 Mid-Term Exam Schedule

All testing will take place in regularly scheduled classrooms.

Tuesday, January 31

8:40-9:27 a.m. – Language Arts (8A)

10:25-1:07 a.m.  – Language Arts (8B)

12:00-12:45 p.m.  – Language Arts (8A)

2:20-3:05 p.m.     – Language Arts (8B)

Wednesday, February 1

8:40-9:27 a.m. – Language Arts (8A)  Essay portion of mid-term.

10:25-11:07 a.m.  – Language Arts (8B) Essay portion of mid-term.

Thursday, February 2

9:30-10:15 a.m. – Math 6 & 7 – (6A/6B)

10:25-11:07 a.m.   – Math 7, Pre-Algebra (7A/7B), Algebra 7

11:10-11:57 a.m.   – Math Pre-Alg. /Alg. (8A/8B), Geometry 8

Early morning math classes (Algebra 7 and Geometry 8) will be cancelled on February 2 due to exams.  All other classes will run as regularly scheduled.

Wednesday Fun Lunch: 2nd Semester Orders due by Friday, January 20

We serve Fun Lunch on Wednesdays during the school year: Subway, Malek’s Pasta, Papa John’s Pizza, and Chick-fil-A are delivered on a rotating basis. You have the flexibility to choose any or all meals, a semester at a time (NO weekly ordering). The second semester of meals must be pre-ordered online and paid for by January 20. To sign up, click here.  To see the Fun Lunch Schedule click hereSecond Semester Lunch Dates: February 8, 2017 – May 31, 2017. Thank you!

Smart Lunch: Monday - Friday Lunch Option

In addition to our Wednesday Fun Lunches above, ICS partners with Smart Lunches © to offer a daily lunch option. You may select a hot or cold option and order as often or as little as you need! Orders can be placed or changed up to three days in advance. They can accommodate many dietary restrictions, too. Smart Lunches© are delivered daily to ICS. Click here for more details about meal options and prices.

Express Your Appreciation to Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Dorian Smith for 20 years of service to ICS!

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. Please take this opportunity to thank Dr. Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal, and Mrs. Dorian Smith, receptionist, for their 20 years of faithful service to the students, parents and teachers of ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option.  Don’t forget to include your name with each entry! Submit your notes of appreciation here!  The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is February 28. Thank you for blessing Dr. McCoy and Mrs. Smith with your words!

Auction May 5, 2017! There’s no time for Siesta, it’s time to Fiesta! Click for Parent Service Team information, committee members needed and wish list.

Please join us Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a special evening celebrating Immanuel Christian School. This is sure to be a fun night for all – filled with a Live and Silent Auction, delicious food, entertainment, testimonials and great fellowship. This will be our last auction for several years so save the date on your calendar and line up a babysitter early!

Fiesta Planning Meeting for Parent Service Teams
Parent Service Teams (PST), please join us Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the library to learn more about our upcoming Fiesta and how the PST will be involved. We will talk about Fiesta and more specifically about gift baskets that individual homerooms will assemble and donate to the Silent Auction. Younger children are welcome at the meeting which will be about 30 minutes. We look forward to partnering with you! Please contact Allison Masson  or Carey Taliaferro  with further questions.

Fiesta Committee Members Needed
We continue to build our FIESTA TEAM so come join our committee PRONTO! It’s a great way to make new friends, get your creative juices flowing and earn Parent Service Hours while benefitting our school. Please consider how your gifts and talents might be maximized for we know that “many hands make light work”! …and we will DEFINITELY have fun doing this together! The Fiesta Committee Sign Up is on ParentSquare. Inquiries, questions and suggestions should be sent to Allison Masson or Carey Taliaferro.

Fiesta Wish List
We are so excited about Fiesta 2017! Fiesta will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Teacher Experiences, student-created projects, Student Portraits and a Piñata “Pull”. To pull this off we’ve created a Wish List. Please consider contributing in some way. Proceeds from Fiesta go to the ICS Partnership Fund providing annual revenue to bridge the gap between tuition and education costs by supporting mission-critical expenses. Gifts of all amounts, both large and small, will continue to provide opportunity for our students to develop the academic skills and spiritual depth they need to make a difference in the world. Fiesta-related emails can be directed to Allison Masson.

Re-Enrollment Coming Soon

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2017-2018 will take place in February and deposits will be collected through FACTS in March.  Watch for important details in the Re-Enrollment Packet coming home with your child in mid-February.

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2017-2018 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and space is limited. Log on to your online application account to begin the sibling application today. Sibling application fees are only $75. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

Second Tuition Payment for the 2016-2017 School Year

If you are paying tuition on the semi-annual plan, the 2nd payment will be due January 15.  FACTS withdrawals will be made on that date.  If you have any questions, contact Mandy Croushore, Finance Director.

Parent Service Hours

Parent Service Hours for the first semester are due January 16.  Please record your Parent Service Hours on ParentsWeb.  Log into ParentsWeb, click on Family Information, your name, and then the Service Hours tab.  Select your service description and enter the hours, note what you did, and add the contact person in “verified by.”  To enter hours served by another family member, just add it to one of the parent’s accounts.  Contact Becky Klapmust, Finance Assistant, if you have any questions.

Attention Parents of Rising K-4th Graders: Save the Date for Just Around the Corner – Friday, February 10

All parents of rising kindergarten through 4th grade students are invited to attend the information session Just Around the Corner on Friday, February 10th from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Room. Don’t miss it! Attend this important event to visit with upcoming teachers, learn how to continue navigating your child’s education within a Christian framework and preview more specifically what is coming in your child’s next grade. Come early and enjoy light refreshments! Click here to RSVP. This orientation is for parents and free childcare is available – sign up for childcare through the RSVP link by February 3rd. Questions? Email admissions@icsva.org.

PTF Pasta Palooza Family Night – February 24

Break out your favorite board games and bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner and game night sponsored by the ICS PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship). Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2017 because you don’t want to miss this fun evening featuring delicious food, games, ICS bingo with prizes, fellowship and music! This fellowship night is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends as you play board games with other ICS families. Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets. Don’t delay…last time this event was held it sold out!

All School Dress Down Day: Friday, February 3

There will be an all-school dress down day, Friday, February 3 marking the end of the 2nd quarter.

Thank you parents: You are appreciated!

Special thanks to all the parents who volunteered and donated refreshments on Grandparents’ Day.  Also, teachers and office staff appreciated all the thoughtful and delicious gifts you gave during the Christmas season.  Thank you for thinking of us.  We appreciate YOU!

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be on display Tuesday – Thursday, January 31-February 2 in the breezeway.  All items not claimed by February 2 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

Note from Clinic

We are seeing a large number of students at school with fevers, sore throats and upset stomachs.  If your child is complaining about any of the above symptoms, please be sure to take their temperature before coming to school. Students are not allowed to come to school if they have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours. They must also stay home if they have had a fever of 100 degrees (or higher) within the last 24 hours. Students may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours without being on fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Motrin). Thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our kids from spreading illness.

Label Your Jackets, School Uniforms and PE Uniforms with your Student’s Name

Winter is here!  The weather is colder and jackets and sweaters are being worn to school.  Please label your items with your student’s name.  Many school clothing items are left behind after PE and sports activities. Items with a name in them will be returned to the student.

We Collect Box Tops

Bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to Reception and make sure you check the dates on the Box Tops as expired dates will not be counted in the totals. Remember to sign up and support ICS here. Once you register, you will have access to coupons for box top products and have the opportunity to play fun games and earn eBox Tops for our school. If you have questions, please contact our coordinator, Jennifer deVallance.

Substitutes Needed

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for substitute teachers (a bachelor’s degree is required).  Find the application here.  Please send your cover letter, resume and application to Eleane McCoy, Lower School Principal (K-Grade 4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

ICS Used Book Sale May 31-June 1

The library is now accepting gently used donations of Children’s and Young Adult fiction, Adult fiction and all ages Non-Fiction for our Used Book Sale coming this Spring. The Used Book Sale dates are May 31-June 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the school library (Room C202). Contact ICS Library staff at icslibrary@icsva.org or 703.941.1220 to schedule donation evaluation and drop off. Thank you for your support!

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help in the lunch room and at recess from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily (K-4: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.). While you help, you can eat lunch with your child, see them interact at recess and get to know fellow parents and your child’s classmates. We are in need of regular volunteers to help one day a week or every other week. Your help gives our teachers a little break in the middle of their day to enjoy their lunch. To help with lunch, contact Lola Hollenbeck, Lunchroom Coordinator, and to help with recess, contact Julie Neville.

Coming this Spring – IBC Women’s Conference

Mark your calendars for “Be Still-Finding True Rest for Your Soul” on March 24-25 at Immanuel Bible Church.

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