February 22, 2018

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Automatic Re-Enrollment for 2018-2019 – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 23

Important re-enrollment information was sent home last week. Please review it carefully. Click here to see the 2018-2019 rates. You MUST notify the school via ParentsWeb by Friday, March 2, 2018 if you do NOT want to be automatically re-enrolled, otherwise your re-enrollment deposit will be automatically collected through FACTS on March 23. 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 2018-2019 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2018-2019 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and spaces are 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.  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.


New Tax Law Expands 529 Savings Plans

The recent tax reform law expanded 529 savings plans so that they now allow tax-favored savings for K–12 tuition expenses. The maximum distribution for K–12 tuition is $10,000 per year per child. Parents can now save for both college expenses and K–12 tuition expenses and the earnings will grow free of federal tax. Current 529 account owners may begin using these funds immediately for K–12 tuition expenses. More information is available here.


Job Openings for 2018-2019

ICS is now accepting applications for Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Resource Teacher (part time) and Elementary 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.


Visiting Day is Monday, April 16! 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 Monday, April 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All visitors (and their ICS buddies) will enjoy a pizza lunch as well! This event is intended for serious admissions considerations only. Limited space is available – families must register by April 9. For more information and to RSVP click here. Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.


Express Your Appreciation to Mrs. Mary Sue 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 Mrs. Mary Sue Smith, Receptionist, for her 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 March 15. Thank you for blessing Mrs. Smith with your words!


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.


ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent: Mark your calendars for May 11!

It’s time to start preparing for the 7th 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, May 11 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than four minutes in length. Permission forms will be available in early March and auditions will be held during middle school lunch/recess on April 17 and April 19. More details coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.


Help Prevent Illness

We are seeing 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.


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 (Grades K-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.  Please sign up on ParentSquare.


School Calendar for 2018-2019

  • Meet & Greet: Monday August 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • First day of school: Wednesday, August 29 – Full Day
  • No School: Professional Development, September 24
  • No School: Teacher Workday/Professional Day, October 26 & 29
  • Teacher Conferences: November 7-9
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday-Friday, November 19-23
  • Grandparents’ Day: Thursday, December 20 – Noon Dismissal
  • Christmas Break: December 21-January 4, Classes resume January 7
  • No School: Teacher Workday/Professional Development, January 25 & 28
  • No School: Teacher Professional Day, February 19 following Presidents’ Day
  • No School: Teacher Workday, March 29
  • Spring Break: April 15-22, Classes resume April 23
  • No School: Teacher Workday, May 31
  • Noon Dismissals: June 5-7
  • Graduation: Thursday, June 6
  • Last Day of School: Friday, June 7 – Noon Dismissal

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


ICS Basketball Camp: June 18-22 (Note new date!)

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 18-22.  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.



Calling all elementary school MOMs!  You are NOT going to want to miss our March EMOMs meeting on Wednesday, March 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Our speaker is our own Kathy Holley who will be speaking on “Embracing Your Child’s Unique Personality”!  Kathy says that whether they are a ‘chip off the old block’ or your polar opposite, God has designed their unique personality with a purpose!  Come join us in exploring tools to discover our children’s ‘wiring’ as we guide them to connect with God.  Even if you’ve never been to a meeting before, come anyway.  You won’t regret it!  And …. Bring a friend if you like and make it even more fun!  See you there!

Women’s Conference – Even Better Than Eden! March 9-10

It is not too late to be part of our conference on March 9-10!  Don’t miss this amazing time with the women of Immanuel as we welcome an outstanding Bible study author and teacher – Nancy Guthrie.  In addition to some of the best teaching we will enjoy joyful corporate worship, a delicious dessert reception and breakfast, and a fabulous photo booth provided by Mad Props.  Register now and join us for this encouraging time together.  You can register online at www.ibc.church/guthrie or in the IBC Bookstore.

Vacation Bible School at IBC: June 25-29

Mark your calendars for June 25-29 for the week of Vacation Bible School.

  • AM Program – 9:30 a.m. – Noon (4 years old by 9/30/18 – entering 3rdgrade)
  • PM Program – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (entering 4th– entering 6th grades)

Registration begins April 1st. $15 per child (increases to $20 on May 1st). Hope to see you there.


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