February 18, 2016

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Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2016-2017 – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 18

Important re-enrollment information was sent home on February 10. Please review it carefully. Click here to see the 2016-2017 rates. You MUST notify the school by February 26, 2016 if you do NOT want to be automatically re-enrolled, otherwise your re-enrollment deposit will be automatically collected through FACTS on March 18. 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 Umble.

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 have received 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.

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 95% and above and satisfactory citizenship.  For 2nd honors, students must have an academic average of 90-94% and satisfactory citizenship.  A list of students who have made the Honor Roll is attached.

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 will take place 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!

ICS Math Club

Ten ICS Math Club students competed in the National MathCounts Competition held this past weekend. ICS students had the opportunity to compete alongside their peers in a mathematical competition consisting of four rounds–Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown. We placed 5th in our region and Rykken Johnson received an award for being the highest scoring individual for the school! #icsva #lifeatics #mathdoescount.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: February 29 – March 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.

ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent!

 It’s time for the 5th 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 4th through 8th grade students to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, April 29th (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than 4 minutes in length. Students must return a signed permission form by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4th in order to audition. No exceptions! (Forms also may be submitted by email.) Not all acts may be chosen due to time restrictions. Auditions will be held during lunch/recess on Tuesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 16th. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Umble.

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!

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. You will have a major impact on their lives as players look to you for an example of how to honor and glorify God 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.

Fun Lunch Shoppers Needed

Shoppers are needed for the second semester. It is a great way to earn the required Parent Service Hours. Please note: A Costco membership is needed.   If interested, please contact Lori Slattery, Fun Lunch Coordinator.

ICS Basketball Camp: June 20-24

Mark your calendars! ICS will again host a summer basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 20-24. Camp will be held in the ICS Gym from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Camp is limited to the first 100 campers, both boys and girls entering 4th – 9th grades. More information to follow soon.

IBC Women’s Conference – March 4 & 5

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.

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 27-July 1

Mark your calendars for June 27 – July 1 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m. – Noon (4 years old by 9/30/16 – 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.

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