January 24, 2019

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January/February Holiday Schedule

  • Friday, January 25 & Monday, January 28: No School/Teacher Workday and Inservice
  • Monday, February 18: No School/Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 19: No School/Professional Development Day

Re-Enrollment Coming Soon

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2019-2020 will take place in February and deposits will be collected through FACTS in March.  Watch for important details in the Re-Enrollment Packet coming home with your child in mid-February. 

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 Manager.

Admissions Preview for 9-10th grade: January 29

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

  • Take a Look Tuesday for High School (9th & 10th grades): January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Atrium

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

Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org.

Second Tuition Payment for the 2018-19 School Year

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

Parent Service Hours Past Due: Please Record on ParentSquare

Parent Service Hours for the first semester were due January 15. 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). 

Just Around the Corner for Elementary and Middle School Grades – February 7 and February 21

RSVP today to attend Just Around the Corner – an event designed to share with current and prospective parents about what to expect in their child’s next grade. You will have the opportunity to meet grade level teachers and learn more specifics about what the coming year will look like for your child. We have breakout sessions for elementary grades (kindergarten through 4th grade) and middle school grades (5th through 8th grade). Prospective families also have an opportunity to meet principals and hear from school leadership. Please join us! Childcare is also available with advanced registration.

  • Elementary Just Around the Corner (Grades K-4): Thursday, February 7, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Middle School Just Around the Corner (Grades 5-8): Thursday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

To RSVP and register for childcare, click here. If you have questions, please email admissions@icsva.org.

Pasta Palooza Family Dinner Night Hosted by PSO: Friday, February 8

Break out your favorite board games and bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner and game night sponsored by the ICS PSO (Parent Service Organization) on Friday, February 8. This is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends as you play board games with other ICS families.

RSVP here. Tickets are $4. Check ParentSquare if you would like to volunteer during the event.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Check in with our hosts in the kindergarten hallway. Dinner served at 6:15 p.m. and Bingo and prizes starts at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your board games and cash to purchase dessert and coffee to support the 8th grade class. Hurry to RSVP and get your tickets…this event sold out last year!

Immanuel’s Got Talent! Auditions coming end of February.

It’s time for the 8th Annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! We are excited to see what new talent this year brings! We are looking for a variety of acts from 5th through 8th grade students to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Friday, March 15th (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Acts may be individual or group, and should be no longer than 4 minutes in length. Auditions will be February 26 & 28 during lunch/recess. Sign-ups coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

Rising 6th grade Immunization Requirements for 2019-20

Rising 6th graders will need an additional TDAP immunization. Please review your child’s immunization record and make plans to fulfill this requirement at your next doctor’s appointment or by August 1, 2019.

New FREE ParentsWeb app now available!

ParentsWeb has received many requests for a free, accessible, and easy to use mobile experience for parents and students. With the latest update, ParentsWeb features and functions can be accessed from a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or preferred mobile device (without having to purchase the Home app). So no more annual fee for the ParentsWeb app and it is more functional than in the past.

Note from Clinic

This is the season of fevers, sore throats and upset stomachs.  If your child is complaining about any of these symptoms, please be sure to take their temperature before coming to school. Students are not allowed to come to school if they have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours. They must also stay home if they have had a fever of 100 degrees (or higher) within the last 24 hours. Students may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours without being on fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Motrin). Thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our kids from spreading illness. 

Label Jackets, School Uniforms and PE Uniforms with Student’s Name

Winter is here!  Please label your items with your student’s name.  Many school clothing items are left behind after PE and sports activities. Items with a name in them will be returned to the student. 

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, Interim 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. 

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 is now open! Register here.

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