October 27, 2016

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  • Monday, November 7: Teacher Work Day
  • Friday, November 11 & Friday, November 18: Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up: October 21-28

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, November 11, Monday afternoon, November 14, and Friday, November 18.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher(s) to discuss student progress and receive the first quarter report card.  The conference sign-ups will take place through ParentSquare.

  • Sign-ups will be completed this week.
  • Please sign up through ParentSquare.  A ParentSquare post has been sent from each teacher to sign up.
  • Upper School ParentsOnly need to schedule conferences with teachers if there is a particular concern or desire for a conference, since there is open access to student grades and progress via ParentsWeb.

Serve-A-Thon 2016 – There is more work to do!

Congratulations! Serve-A-Thon community service projects are completed, but there is still work to do. Every grade has successfully completed an area of service to our community.  Each ICS class, supported by valuable parent volunteers, did a GREAT job cleaning, planting, reading, packing, drawing, writing notes of encouragement and praying for each other these last three weeks!  We hope our students learned how much fun it can be to serve the Lord by serving others.

But, we can’t stop now! We have until October 31 to SERVE by GIVING!   Please email the Class (team) pages to your friends and family and ask them to support our school. Need help locating the class pages? Simply click this link for more information. Plus three international schools will benefit because ICS will share 10% of our Serve-A-Thon donations!

We ask EVERYONE to participate and work hard to help us reach our goal! To date, we have raised a little over $33,000 so we have a LONG way to go to reach our $70,000 goal. Money raised during Serve-A-Thon is essential in helping us pay teacher salaries, purchase curriculum and fund student activities.

Don’t forget…the deadline for donations to count for team prizes is Monday, October 31. There is still time to change the rankings so your class wins a prize on U DID IT DAY!

End of Quarter Verse Recitation: November 3 & 4

Verse Recitation will take place for students in grades 1-8 on Thursday, November 3 (1st try) and Friday, November 4 (retry).  Memory verses for each grade are available on the school website.

ICS Book Fair Next Week: November 1-4

Come join us in the Library for a great selection of books and educational games from Bookworm Central, Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, November 4 from 8:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Extended hours:  Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 & 3 until 6:30 p.m. As always, 25% of sales benefits ICS.

Kindergarten Readiness Seminar: November 1

Please join ICS on Tuesday, November 1 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. for the Kindergarten Readiness Seminar. The seminar includes information on navigating your child’s education within a Christian framework, reviewing educational philosophies available in Northern Virginia, learning about what kindergarten teachers look for on the first day of school and applying practice activities to help students prepare for kindergarten. Childcare is available.  Please RSVP.

First Look Friday Open Houses: Tomorrow, October 28

Help us spread the word about Immanuel Christian School by inviting friends, co-workers and neighbors to visit ICS for a tour! They will have the chance to view the facility, see teachers and students in action and to meet current staff and parents. Click here for the full First Look Friday schedule and for more information. Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org.

Lost and Found on Display Next Week

Lost and Found items will be on display on Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, November 4 in the glass breezeway. Items not claimed will be donated on Monday, November 7. 

Upper School Spanish Sub Needed January-March

A long-term Spanish substitute for Grades 5-8 is needed mid-January through the end of March. If interested, please send your resume to Erin Smith, Upper School Principal, at employment@icsva.org and complete the teacher application found here.

7th & 8th Grade Science Trip to the Grand Canyon

If you are interested in sending your 7th or 8th grader on the science trip of a lifetime, please click here to learn more about our trip.  ICS will be going during Spring Break, April 10-14.  Some highlights of the trip will be visiting the Valley of Fire State Park, Hiking the Narrows, Zion National Park, Horseshoe Bend, float trip down the Colorado River, Grand Canyon and more!  Mr. Pinkley will be leading the trip along with our Upper School Science teacher Mrs. Alvarado.  Our plan is to take this trip every other year.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Pinkley.

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.

General Mills Box Tops

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

Amazon Smile Orders Benefit ICS

Did you know that shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile directly benefits ICS? Bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1025245 and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated back to our school! Thanks for supporting the work of ICS through Amazon Smile.

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