April 26, 2018

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No School: April 30 & May 1

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

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.

  • 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. #Pray4ICS

Academic Honor Roll for 3rd Quarter

Congratulations to those students who made the Academic Honor Roll for Middle School (grades 5-8) the 3rd 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.  Click here to view a list of students who made the Honor Roll.

Congratulations to Math Olympians

Three schools, with over 100 students in grades 3 – 8 attended Math Olympics here at Immanuel Christian School, Monday, April 23. Everyone who participated deserves recognition. In addition to awarding ribbons for first through fifth place, the ACSI Math Olympics also recognizes students who exhibit a very high percentage of correct answers for each of the testing rounds by awarding them a medal.  See the list of ICS participants here.

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.

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.

ICS Two Day Book Fair: Next Week - 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. Look for the Teacher Wish List display and gift the book your teacher really wants!
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming ICS Library Fall Book Fair. Help is needed Tuesday, May 1st from 8:30-1:00 for fair set-up, class visit assistance and book re-stocking tasks and fair take-down on May 4. Come join the fun at Book Fair and earn Parent Service hours too. Contact the library staff for more information. See you at the Book Fair!

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.). If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

Sports Awards Night: Thursday, May 17

The Sports Awards Program for the soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse and cross country seasons will be Thursday, May 17 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the ICS gym.  We look forward to seeing you there as our athletes are recognized for participating in our sports program.  There will be a dessert fellowship following the presentation of awards.  Those with last names beginning with A-M please bring fruit and N-Z bring dessert.  Dress is nice jeans (or better) and no t-shirts, please.

Return Library Books by May 18

It’s that time again! All ICS library books not related to class assignments need to be returned by Friday, May 18, 2018. Lists of overdue items will be sent to parents and posted in all classrooms as a reminder to students. Failure to return books will result in a fine for the replacement cost of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee per title. Unpaid fines will result in report cards being withheld.  Questions? Contact library staff.

Used Uniform Giveaway Coming Soon: May 14-18

The Uniform Giveaway will take place Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18. ONLY LANDS’ END and Tommy Hilfiger clothing in excellent condition may be brought in. Racks will be available in the breezeway for hanging up your donations.  Parent volunteers who want to earn service hours are needed to help with the giveaway. Please contact Mary Sue Smith if you are interested.

Sports Day is May 31 – Parent Help Needed

Sports Day is coming!  This is one of the students’ favorite days of the school year!  It takes many volunteers to pull together this day of fun, camaraderie and fitness for our students.  We need your help to make this day special.

  • Lunch Helpers Needed:  A ParentSquare post will be published soon for you to sign up for a time slot.
  • Grades 1 & 2 will enjoy activities coordinated by Lisa Fisher, while grades 3-8 will continue the usual Sports Day activities with Travis Briggs.
  • Students and teachers will wear their Serve-A-Thon t-shirts from the fall.
  • A hot dog lunch will be served to students, volunteers, siblings, alumni and teachers. Volunteers may use this time for Parent Service Hours.
  • Faculty vs 8th grade volleyball game will be in the gym at 1:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you May 31!

High School Alumni Invited Back on Sports Day

ICS alumni currently enrolled in high school are invited back to campus to join us for lunch starting at noon and then stay to compete in the annual Alumni vs. 8th grade volleyball game on Sports Day, Thursday, May 31. Please RSVP here.

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.  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.

Discovery Therapist Needed for 2018-2019

The Educational Services Department at ICS is currently accepting applications for a part-time NILD Educational Therapist (Discovery).  Minimum of a B.A./B.S. is required along with Level I therapy training which could be obtained this summer August 13th-17th in Suffolk, Virginia.

Please fill out an application found on our school website under Employment Opportunities/Educational Resources.  Questions concerning this position may be directed to Joyce Wallen, Educational Services Coordinator.

Spring Orchestra Assembly: Friday, May 18

The Spring Orchestra Concert will be Friday, May 18 from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.  All are welcome to attend.

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.

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 for 2018-2019 School Year

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.

Bonus Verse Wristband Replacements – Now Only $1.00

There is one free wristband for every ICS student who memorizes and recites a Bonus Verse to Mr. Danish.  After the initial free wristband, lost or broken wristbands can be replaced for $1 at the school office.  Students needing a wristband replacement should bring exact change to the office and must be able to recite the verse in order to purchase a replacement.


The final meeting before summer break will be Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207.  This month 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.  Meribeth 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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