May 10, 2018

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Spread the Word About ICS!

If you have a friend who is interested in enrolling their children at ICS for the 2018-2019 school year, now is the time to apply! We have waiting lists in several grades, so don’t wait! Please encourage them to contact admissions@icsva.org to schedule a tour and receive an information packet. The last First Look Friday Open House of the year is May 18 – families can RSVP here. Thank you for helping us continue to inspire purposeful lives!

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.

Extended Care Schedule for June 1-6

Parents, thank you for all you have done to help Extended Care run smoothly this year. The Extended Care schedule for the end of the year is as follows:

  • June 1: No school due to a Teacher Workday. If you have your child enrolled in the “Additional Days Contract”, we have Extended Care from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • June 4: Last day of Extended Care for kindergarten.
  • June 4-5: Noon dismissal for Grades 1-8. Please send lunch both days. Extended Care will close at 6:00 p.m. as usual. There IS Morning Care offered these two days.
  • June 6: Last day of school! There is NO Extended Care today. Have a wonderful summer!

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. Students from other schools have been invited to attend camp as well.  Please click here to register and make payment to reserve a spot!

ICS Talent Show - Immanuel’s Got Talent: Tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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.

End of Quarter Verse Recitation

Lower School (Grades 1-4):
1st Grade
3rd & 4th Quarters: (N-Z verses)
                Thursday, May 24 (1st Try)
Friday, May 25 (retry)

1st Grade
1st & 2nd Quarters (A-M verses) 

Grades 2-4
3rd & 4th Quarters:
                Tuesday, May 29 (1st Try)
Wednesday, 30 (retry)

Middle School (Grades 5-8):
                Thursday, May 17 (1st try)
Friday, May 18 (retry)

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.

Middle School Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 29                              8:45-10:30 a.m.

                                                                7th & 8th Grade Language Arts Exam in classrooms
6th Grade Math Exam 

Wednesday, May 30                       8:45-10:30 a.m. 8th Grade Math Exam
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 7th Grade Math Exam

Return Library Books by May 18

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.

Lost and Found: May 22-24

Lost and Found will be on display Tuesday – Thursday, May 22 – 24 in the breezeway.  All items not claimed by May 24 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

Important Update on School Uniforms

In the 2018-19 school year, ICS will transition to Tommy Hilfiger (TH) uniforms, with the exception of a few select Lands’ End (LE) items.  The two main reasons for this transition are lower cost and better quality. This recommendation came after an extensive review by a committee of parents, teachers and staff. More information will follow soon with detailed information on what will be offered from each company.

  • Logos will be required on all NEW polos, sweatshirts, sweaters and all fleeces beginning in August 2018.
  • We have negotiated a significant discount with Tommy Hilfiger to include logos in the price.
  • Polos, sweaters and fleeces without logos will be allowed next year only. This will allow existing items to be worn while students outgrow them.
  • The 2018-19 school year is the last year that pink polos will be permitted.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Sue Smith or Diane Carnahan in the office.

Used Uniform Giveaway Date Change: May 21-24

Drop off donations and pick up items from Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24.  We are accepting ONLY polos (white, light blue, navy and dark green – NO PINK), as well as fleeces and sweaters with the ICS embroidered logo, both Lands’ End and Tommy Hilfiger brands.  All jumpers, skirts, pants and shorts will be accepted.

Tommy Hilfiger Uniform Sale in June

School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger has a money-saving special coming up from Tuesday, June 19th through Monday, July 2nd.

  • 20% Off Entire Purchase (excludes shipping and tax)
  • Valid Tuesday 6/19 through Monday 7/2
  • Parents will need a promo code at checkout
  • Be watching for the promo code notice in mid-June

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.

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
  • Grades 1 & 2 will enjoy activities coordinated by Lisa Fisher, while grades 3-8 will continue the usual Sports Day activities with Travis Briggs.
  • 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.

ICS Chick-fil-A Fundraiser: Tuesday, June 5

Join the ICS family at Chick-fil-A, Springfield location, Backlick Shopping Center, 6681a Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 on Tuesday, June 5.  Throughout the day, if you mention ICS during your purchase ICS will receive a portion of the day’s receipts. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal as a family and support ICS. Stop by on your way to 8th grade graduation!  We look forward to seeing you there!  Click here for more 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.

Job Openings for 2018-2019

ICS is now accepting applications for 4th Grade, 6th Grade (Social Studies and Bible), Middle School Math (Part-Time), Athletic Director/PE Teacher. Elementary positions are full-time and require an education degree.  Middle School positions require an education degree or a degree in a specific content area. 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).

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 June 1st). Hope to see you there!

Click here for more information.

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