Celebrating Christmas at ICS

As Christmas approaches, the students and staff of Immanuel Christian School are preparing for the last day of school before break – Friday, December 20. Here at ICS, the last day before Christmas break is not filled with homeroom parties or Charlie Brown movies.  It is a day filled with energy and excitement as students present what they have been working on for the whole year in music – not only for the whole school, but for very special guests. This is the day when students get to invite their grandparents and special guests to school to experience the ICS community as they attend the special Christmas Chapel, enjoy music and refreshments, and finally visit their classroom.

It is this time of year we often stop and reflect on the importance and priceless value of friends and family, and at ICS we are blessed to celebrate these relationships during the school day.

kittsGrandparents and special friends truly enjoy this opportunity to be a part of Immanuel Christian School. Anne Fleming, grandparent of 8th grader Isabella Kitts and ICS graduate Joshua Kitts, wrote a reflection on the role ICS has played in the life of her family:

“It is a privilege to be the grandparent of an ICS student. Grandparents’ Day is such a JOY. It gives us the opportunity to see the Christmas performance, as well as to meet the teachers, see the classrooms and see more of what the students are learning and doing, spiritually, scholastically, and in service. We have seen how these all work together and have seen it in action. ICS has been an answer to prayer in our family, and we are very grateful for such a Christ-centered school.”

We all know how busy the Christmas season is, but we are privileged to remember and remain focused on the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a blessing to be able to sing praises to God and be reminded of the JOY of the truth of the Gospel.

This post was written by Lauren Umble, ICS Communications Coordinator, and huge fan of Christmas and grandparents. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Kitts.