April 12, 2018

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No School & Noon Dismissal

  • No School & Noon Dismissal
    • April 23 (Monday) Noon Dismissal – Math Olympics

         Regular Extended Care from Noon – 6:00 p.m.  Please pack a lunch.

    • April 30 & May 1 (Monday and Tuesday) NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice

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.

April: A Month of Prayer for ICS

God provides prayer as the means by which we receive His supernatural guidance and help. Without God’s guidance and the truth found in Scripture, we cannot live a life worthy of the gospel. We invite every parent and student to join with us during the month of April as we thank God for His provision and seek His guidance for ICS.

  • Look for parent volunteers during afternoon dismissal walking the carpool line and passing out cards which list specific prayer requests and items of praise for our school.
  • Our hope is that each family will set aside time to pray for our school leaders, teachers and families specifically during the month of April.
  • School leadership is hard at work planning and making decisions regarding the future of Immanuel Christian High School in addition to the ongoing ministry of the current elementary and middle school programs. 

 We know prayer is powerful and effective so let’s come together, as a community marked by prayer, to seek God’s wisdom and blessing. More information will be shared throughout this month.   #Pray4ICS

Parent Service Hours Due May 15

Please record your Parent Service Hours before May 15.  Directions to log your hours into ParentSquare can be found here.  Families should serve 20 hours total.  Parents who enrolled their children after September should pro-rate their required hours at the rate of 2 hours per month.  Single parents serve half the number of required hours.  Parents who have not submitted their hours in ParentSquare by the end of the school year will be billed for the unserved hours.  Please contact Becky Klapmust if you have any questions.

100 Verse Recitation

There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student’s Bible teacher sent home information about the 100 verse recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by April 21.  Students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by May 21 (retry May 22) for grades 1-4 and May 24 (May 25 retry) for grades 5-8. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

ICS Two Day Book Fair: May 2-3

Come and join us in the Library for a great selection of books and educational games from Bookworm Central, Wednesday, May 2 – Thursday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for fair set-up, fair take-down, class visit assistance, and promotion. To sign up please contact Library Staff. See you at the Book Fair!

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.

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

It’s time for the 7th annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! Please join us for this great event!  5th through 8th grade students will be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, May 11 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.). Auditions will be held during middle school lunch/recess on April 17 and April 19. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

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-

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.

ICS Basketball Camp: June 18-22

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. Please click here to register and make payment.

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.

EMOMS: Next Meeting May 16

Join us at our last meeting before summer break on Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207.  Our focus will be on “A Mother’s Journey of Intention”.  So much of our lives are taken up with reacting to the myriad of ‘stuff’ going on.  Maribeth Lindemuth wants to show us how to intentionally take daily opportunities to teach our children to, “Love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength,” in the middle of this crazy busy life we live in! Get there a little early and enjoy some great fellowship and food!

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)

Register today!  $15 per child (increases to $20 on May 1st). Hope to see you there!

Click here for more information.

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