February 4, 2016

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Re-Enrollment is Coming Mid-February

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2016-2017 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 soon.

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the Next School Year

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2016-2017 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. Forgot your username or password or have any questions? Contact Lauren Umble, 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. Families who are currently receiving aid should receive information in their re-enrollment package. 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.

NEW this year: Just Around the Corner & Beyond is for ALL Lower School Parents (Rising K-4)

All parents of rising kindergarten through 4th grade students are invited to attend an information session on Friday, February 19th from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Room. (Previously just for K-2nd grade parents, now we’ve expanded this session to include rising 3rd and 4th grade parents as well.) Don’t miss it! Attend this important meeting 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! This orientation is for parents. Free childcare is available with advanced reservations. RSVP for childcare by February 12th and to attend the event at www.icsva.org/JATC.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: March 1-4

At ICS, we celebrate this week at a different time than Hallmark Cards and other schools, who usually do it in late spring. The Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is preparing to honor all of our teachers and staff at a special luncheon in the Atrium on Tuesday, March 1. Please sign up to help here. We appreciate any help you can provide with this effort. With your help, we can show our teachers our tremendous gratitude for their daily work in our children’s lives. If you have any questions or want to assist with this effort, please contact Kay Hoffman.

Redskins/Caps/Nats Tickets/Airline Miles Needed

Many people are hard at work preparing for our 40th Anniversary Gala and Auction! We are putting together some “homerun” destination packages and Silent Auction baskets for the Gala on April 15th. Do you have Redskins tickets, Caps tickets, Nationals tickets or airline miles to donate? We are also looking for a limo ride for one of our packages. Please contact Allison Masson. Here is the link to our Gala information on the Immanuel website. Check back often!

Gala Committee Planning Meeting

Please join us Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 in the hospitality room. We will be updating everyone on progress and doing some important brainstorming as we work on final details for the auction. Please join us! RSVP to Allison Masson.

Help Needed for the Auction and Gala

We are looking for a few good men and women to join the 40th Anniversary Gala team. The Gala Committee is being formed for our big celebration on April 15. Please contact Allison Masson if you are interested. Come join us!

Parent Service Hours Past Due

Parent Service Hours for the first semester are past due. Please record your Parent Service Hours on ParentsWeb(District Code is ICS-VA). Log into ParentsWeb, click on Family Information, your name, and then Service Hour tab. Select your service description and enter the hours, note what you did, and add the contact person in “verified by.” Contact Sharon Dotson, Finance Assistant, if you have any questions.

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 the 3rd quarter recitation.

ICS Homecoming Basketball Game: Monday, February 22

Come on out to the ICS gym to cheer on our varsity basketball teams on Monday, February 22 for our first ICS Homecoming Game against Trinity! All students, parents, friends, family and alumni are encouraged to come! Starters will be announced, shooting competitions during halftime, win prizes, get your picture taken with the new mascot AND….the mascot’s new name will be revealed! Join us for this great school spirit event – you don’t want to miss it!

Spring Sports Coaching Opportunities

The ICS athletic department is currently looking for three passionate and qualified individuals who are willing to coach Girls’ Softball, Boys’ Softball, or Boys’ Lacrosse. This is a great way to invest in our students because of the major impact you will have on their lives as they look to you for an example of how to honor and glorify God not only in the arena of athletics but also life. This is a commitment of three afternoons a week with absolutely no weekends or holidays required. If interested please click here and fill out an application or if you have questions please contact Travis Briggs at 703 813 1946.

Lost and Found February 9-11

Lost and Found will be on display Tuesday – Thursday, February 9-11 in the breezeway. All items not claimed by February 11 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

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 Daniel Padilla, Lunchroom Coordinator and to help with recess contact Julie Neville, Recess Supervisor.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Hello, MOPS moms!  Our next MOPS meeting is Monday, February 8th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. in A207.  We will enjoy appetizers and chocolate fondue for dessert!  Our speaker panel of three married couples will discuss the topic, “Is Your Husband Your BFF (Best Friend Forever)?”  Please bring your mom friends, their first meeting is free!

Coming This Spring – Women’s Conference!

This spring, March 4-5, Immanuel Bible Church has the privilege to welcome acclaimed speaker and Bible study author, Nancy Guthrie, for our Women’s Spring Conference right here at Immanuel.  Nancy will be teaching on the lives of Joseph, Job and David as she answers the question, Can This Possibly Be God’s Good Plan for my Life?  Early bird registration is open to all women whether you call Immanuel your home church or not.  Register now to get the early bird rate and be entered to win one of three giveaways at the conference.  Register online or in the Immanuel Christian Bookstore.

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