February 21, 2019

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Automatic 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment – Deadline March 1

Important re-enrollment information was sent home last week. Please review it carefully. You MUST notify the school via FACTS Family Online (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 FACTS Family Online. 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.

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.

Employment Openings

ICS is now accepting applications for elementary teachers (K-6th), middle school teachers (7th & 8th), Athletic Director (MS & HS), high school teachers (Math, Science, History, and English), and elementary teaching assistants (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Visiting Day is Friday, April 5! Invite a friend to attend ICS for a day!

Do you know of a family who is considering a change to private Christian school? Perhaps they have considered Immanuel but feel they need more information? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about. Current 3rd through 9th grade prospective students are encouraged to join us on Friday, April 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to shadow and experience a day in the life of an ICS student! All visitors will be assigned an ICS buddy for their time here, and all will get to enjoy a pizza lunch as well! This event is intended for serious admissions considerations. Limited space is available – families must register by March 25. Click here for more details and to RSVP. Please share this with your friends! Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.

Farewell Mrs. Marty Crabtree and Mrs. Dorian Smith: Express Your Appreciation!

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. Please take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Marty Crabtree (Curriculum Coordinator & Accreditation Manager) and Mrs. Dorian Smith (Receptionist) as we say goodbye to them in June when they retire. This is your opportunity to thank them for their many years of faithful service to the students, parents and teachers of ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option. Don’t forget to include your name with each entry! Submit your notes of appreciation online here. The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is March 15. Thank you for blessing Mrs. Crabtree & Mrs. Smith with your words!

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.

New FREE ParentsWeb access 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. You do not need to purchase the app to efficiently use ParentsWeb.

Help Prevent Illness

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.

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 run 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.

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.

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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