October 11, 2018

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Immanuel Christian High School: Coming Fall 2019 - Offering 9th & 10th Grades

Our Take A Look Tuesday admissions previews events offer a comprehensive overview of our newly expanded high school program (coming fall 2019 with 9th & 10th grades) for parents and prospective high school students. Our plan adds 11th and 12th grades in the successive two years following our 2019 launch thus completing the high school expansion and providing for a comprehensive 9th-12th grade program.  At our Take A Look Tuesday events guests will have the opportunity to learn more about our expanding high school program, hear from our leadership team about our vision for high school students, view curriculum, and ask questions. Information will also be available for the following:

  • Winterim travel program
  • Competitive athletic opportunities
  • Technology integration
  • Dual enrollment possibilities
  • Homeschool hybrid options
  • Modules available in Fine Arts, STEM, Business, and Bible
  • College guidance support starting in 9th grade
  • Biblical integration throughout the curriculum
  • High school admission process

We offer several Take A Look Tuesday Preview opportunities. Two are in the morning and two are in the evening and they will take place in the Atrium at ICS. Dates and times are listed below:

October 30          7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (evening)

December 11     8:30-10:00 a.m. (morning)

January 29          7:30-9:00 p.m. (evening)

March 26             8:30-10:00 a.m. (morning)

Click HERE to RSVP to attend a Take A Look Tuesday!

We look forward to answering your questions and seeing you at one of our Take A Look Tuesday high school admission preview events.

First Look Friday Open Houses are back – First one is next week, October 19

Help us spread the word about Immanuel Christian School by inviting friends, co-workers and neighbors to visit ICS on a First Look Friday! Guests can view curriculum, meet the ICS leadership team and have a tour to see the school in action. The first First Look Friday of the year is October 19. Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org. To RSVP or see dates for future Open Houses click here.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up: October 17-25

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 – Friday, November 9.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher(s) to discuss student progress. The conference sign-ups will take place through ParentSquare. All families will receive an automatic reminder, but please honor the opportunity for multiple-child families to sign up first.

  • Conference sign-ups will go live at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October. 17. Multiple child families will sign up first.
  • Families with multiple children at ICS will sign up Wednesday – Saturday, October 17-20.
  • Families with one child at ICS will sign up Sunday-Thursday, October 21-25.
  • A ParentSquare post will be sent from each teacher to sign up.
  • Middle School Parents are welcome to schedule conferences with teachers as needed, since there is open access to student grades and progress via ParentsWeb.

Back-to-School Picnic: Thursday, October 25

ICS families are invited to the annual Back-to-School Picnic rescheduled for Thursday, October 25. Picnic, food, and fun park from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7:00 p.m. Every family should bring a side dish to share and RSVP on ParentSquare. Special thanks to the Nellis Group real estate for sponsoring our picnic!

This is the last day of the 1st quarter and there is no school on Friday (teacher workday) and Monday (teacher professional training day). Mark your calendars, plan to attend on October 25, and pray for nice weather!

End of Quarter Verse Recitation

Verse Recitation will take place for students in grades 1-8 soon.

  • Elementary: October 24 & 25
  • Middle School: October 18 & 19

Memory verses for each grade are available on the school website. Watch for volunteer sign-ups.

ParentsWeb/RenWeb have merged with FACTS

ParentsWeb/RenWeb (our student information system) have merged with FACTS (our tuition payment system) and will begin using the FACTS brand name on October 12. Functionality and login information will NOT change at this time; however, you will see updated logos, and some webpages will be automatically redirected to the factsmgt.com site. Please update your webpage bookmarks as needed.

Serve-A-Thon is off to a GREAT start!

Tuesday afternoon we had a great time praying together as a school as we dedicated each project at our all school commissioning chapel!  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade did a great job kicking things off by serving right here at ICS, IBC and Deerlick Park. 5th grade and 7th grade will round out the week at 4 local fire stations and by continuing to build relationships with 1st graders at Annandale Terrace Elementary School. It has been a FANTASTIC week of teambuilding and service as we serve to glorify God in HIS strength. (1 Peter 4:11)

  • Please continue to pray for safety and good weather as we keep the excitement going while we serve next week.
  • Remember to send out the link to the Team Fundraising pages so family and friends can support and encourage the classes. This year our team goals are $3,500 per class and $70,000 school-wide.  Also, don’t forget that you can add a note of encouragement to your student that will scroll on the team page.
  • Click here for more information about Serve-A-Thon 2018.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers. We cannot serve without your help!

School Picture Retakes: Wednesday, October 31

Parents who are unhappy with their child’s individual pictures or who missed picture day in September should plan to have their child’s picture taken on Wednesday, October 31.  Recommended attire is dress clothes for that day.  Students not having pictures taken should be in uniform on this day.  Please bring in your previous photos to turn in during retakes.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Neville.

Parent Service Hours: Please record on ParentSquare

Please click here to see the instructions to record your Parent Service Hours.  Parent Service Hours are recorded on ParentSquare, not on ParentsWeb.

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 every time you shop from the link 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated back to our school! Thanks for supporting the work of ICS through Amazon Smile.

JV Girls Basketball (winter), and Varsity Girls Lacrosse (spring) Coaches Needed

The commitment is a maximum 3 days a week for 2 hours (no weekends or holidays). This is a great way to get involved in the ICS family, and show our children how to honor God in all areas of life.

Contact Mark Warden if you have questions.

EMOMS Meeting - October 17

Elementary school moms you don’ t want to miss hearing Wendy Blackwell speak on “Comparison”, a topic relevant for all of us moms.  Come and hear from Wendy and meet other moms in the same season of life. Meeting in Room A207. Find out more and register for EMOMS here.

Quick Links: FACTS Bonus Verse & Family Lessons ParentsWeb Donate Online