November 29, 2018

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Admissions Preview: November 30 & December 11 and 14

Help us spread the word about Immanuel Christian School by inviting friends, co-workers and neighbors to visit ICS.

  • K- 8th grade: November 30 & December 14
  • High School: December 11

Click here for the full Admission Preview schedule and more information.

Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org.

All School Christmas Program and Grandparents' Day: Thursday, December 20

Family and friends are invited to join our K-8 students for the Christmas program on December 20 at 8:45 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Grandparents will be recognized during the assembly! Please take note of important details below:

  • Worship Center doors open at 8:15 a.m.
  • After the program, grandparents and guests are invited to the Atrium for coffee and music by our instrumental music students and then a visit to their grandchildren’s classroom(s).
  • Questions?  Below are some of the commonly asked questions and answers.

May parents and siblings attend the Christmas program?  Yes!  Everyone is invited.

Are parents able to visit the classrooms with the grandparents?  We request that only grandparents or special guests visit the classrooms because space is limited.  If grandparents need special assistance, please contact Kim Akers in the school office to let her know that a parent will be accompanying the guest.

Do my guests need to RSVP?  No, just come!

May I help?  Certainly!  Lots of help is needed.  A sign-up through ParentSquare will be coming your way soon.

  • Student Attire for program
    • Students in the 6thgrade play: Wear regular outside kid clothing. No jackets… just gloves, mittens, and/or scarves
    • Grades 6-8:Wear Christmas Dress-up clothing (Please no jeans)
    • Grades 1-5:Wear solid red shirts (no print) with black bottoms or red dresses with black tights.

Alumni are invited to attend the program, but note that there is not a special alumni gathering this year. This alumni gathering will take place every other year.

Reminder: It's time to update information or add a grandparent in ParentsWeb

Click here to log into FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb).

  • Go to the Web Form “Update Family Contact Information Here”.
  • Go to “Grandparent Information”.  Update or add a grandparent name.

Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2019-2020 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2019-2020 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and spaces are limited. Sibling application fees are only $75. Click here to access the online application. Questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manger.

Second Tuition Payment for the 2018-19 School Year

If you are paying tuition on the semi-annual plan, the 2nd payment is due January 15. FACTS withdrawals will be made on that date. If you have any questions, contact Mandy Croushore, Finance Director.

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 Facts Family Online (ParentsWeb).

ICS Christmas Ornaments available for purchase

Purchase your ICS Christmas ornament today! For $20 you can pick one up at Reception or the Main Office. The 8th grade class will also be selling ornaments during Grandparents’ Day. This is a great keepsake ornament for family, students and alumni. All profits benefit the 8th grade class.

Celebration Books for Grandparents

Honor your grandparents in a unique and lasting way. Consider adopting a Celebration Book in their name for Grandparents’ Day. A personalized bookplate honoring your grandparent(s) will be affixed inside your chosen book and presented to them on Grandparents’ Day. Come see the librarian for requested titles available in the library. Enjoy the book over Christmas then return it in January as a part of our permanent ICS collection. Remember, Celebration Books are a tax-deductible gift.

Winter After School Clubs

It’s that time of the year when the weather is getting colder and we are looking for ways to have fun indoors! Please keep an eye out for Winter Club registration coming soon on ParentSquare. The winter session will begin the week of January 8 and will include drama club, cooking club, LEGO club, art club, chess club and several STEM offerings.  Any questions about registration or course content should be directed to Allison Masson. Please sign up quickly as clubs fill up fast during the cold winter months.

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 Sandy Potter, Lower School Principal (Grades K-4) or Rachel Reno, Upper School Principal (Grades 5-8).

Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Lacrosse (spring) Coaches Needed

The commitment is a maximum 3 afternoons 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.

General Mills Box Tops

Keep clipping and saving box tops! Please contact Jennifer de Vallance with any questions or to help with our fall Box Top clipping and counting drive.

Amazon Smile Orders Benefit ICS: Christmas shopping? Check them out!

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.

EMOMS

Elementary school moms!  Come celebrate the Christmas season with us on Wednesday, December 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207. We will have a special evening as we gather for light refreshments and hear Deshua Joyce speak to us on “The Lights of Christmas”. Come enjoy a relaxing evening with other elementary moms.  Find out more and register for EMOMS here.

The IBC Women’s Spring Retreat

Join us for a weekend away March 22-24, 2019 at the Dulles Westin Hotel for the Women’s Spring Retreat — “Rooted in Christ.” IBC’s own – Wendy Blackwell, Kathy Holley, Deshua Joyce, and Enid Walker will lead us through Ephesians, exploring what it means to center our identity on Christ. Registration opens December 2. More information coming soon.

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