February 7, 2019

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February Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, February 18: No School/Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 19: No School/Professional Development Day

Automatic 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment – FACTS Account Withdrawal March 22

Important re-enrollment information will be sent to parents next week. Please review it carefully. You MUST notify the school via ParentsWeb by Friday, March 1, 2019 if you do NOT want to be automatically re-enrolled, otherwise your re-enrollment deposit will be automatically collected through FACTS on March 22. If you are not re-enrolling or your plans are uncertain, please complete the Re-Enrollment Opt-out/Withdrawal Web Form on ParentsWeb. If you have questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

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.

Financial Aid

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS.  All required documentation is due by March 15. There is a processing fee of $35 for this service. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance.  Details are available on our website under Tuition and Financial Aid.

Just Around the Corner for Middle School Grades – 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 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 (age 5 and under) with advanced registration.

  • 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.

Immanuel’s Got Talent! Auditions - February 26 & 28

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 held on Tuesday, February 26th and Thursday, February 28th during lunch/recess. Permission Form must be turned in by Thursday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.

Tax Law Expands 529 Savings Plans

The recent tax reform law expanded 529 savings plans so that they now allow tax-favored savings for K–12 tuition expenses. The maximum distribution for K–12 tuition is $10,000 per year per child. Parents can now save for both college expenses and K–12 tuition expenses and the earnings will grow free of federal tax. Current 529 account owners may begin using these funds immediately for K–12 tuition expenses. More information is available here.

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. Bring documentation to the school nurse.

Congratulations to students reciting 2nd Quarter Bible Verses

Click here to view  a list of students who have successfully recited all of their verses for the 2nd


Academic Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to those students who made the Academic Honor Roll for Middle School (grades 5-8) the 2nd 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 to view a list of students who made the Academic Honor Roll.

ICS Basketball Camp: June 17-21

Mark your calendars!  ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp from Monday – Friday, June 17-21.  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. More information to follow soon.

New FREE ParentsWeb app Renweb Home 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.

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).

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.

MUMS: Next Meeting February 11

MUMS is open to all moms who are pregnant through kindergarten. We would love to have you at our next meeting Monday, February 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207. Our speakers are Sarah and Billy Scott on “Toddler-Proofing your Marriage.”

EMOMS: Next Meeting February 20

Moms of elementary school children, please join us Wednesday, February 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207. It will be an evening of encouragement and connection with other moms in the same season of life. Andrea and Jim Clingenpeel will be speaking. 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 is now open! Register here.

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