March 7, 2019

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Re-enrollment FACTS Account Withdrawal March 22

Your re-enrollment deposit for 2018-2019 will be collected through FACTS on March 22. If you have questions, please contact Mandy Croushore.

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.

Tuition Assistance: Applications due March 15

Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS.  All required documentation, including 2018 Tax Return 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), and high school teachers (Math, Science, History, and English). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit for more details and to apply.

Immanuel’s Got Talent Show: March 15

Join us to support and cheer on our talented ICS students while they entertain us at the 8th Annual Immanuel’s Got Talent show on Friday, March 15 at 1:30 pm in the Worship Center.

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 10th 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.

Verse Recitation

All students in grades 1-8 will be reciting verses soon.

March 21:            5th – 8th (3rd Quarter) 1st Try
March 22:            5th – 8th (3rd Quarter) Retry
March 22:            1st Grade (A-T 1st – 3rd Quarters) 1st Try
March 23:            1st Grade (A-T) Retry
March 22:            2nd – 4th Grade (3rd Quarter) 1st Try
March 23:            2nd – 4th Grade (3rd Quarter) Retry

100 Verse Recitation

There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student’s Bible teacher sent home information to the student about the 100 verses recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by April 23 for K-4.  All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by May 16 (retry May 17) for all grades. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

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 April 12. Thank you for blessing Mrs. Crabtree & Mrs. Smith with your words!

Math Olympics

Congratulations to those who have been selected to participate in Math Olympics on April 2!

3rd Grade: David W., Jonathan B., Bella L. Alternate:  Brigt J.
4th Grade: Colby F., Matthew M., Elaina W. Alternate:  Yohanna G.
5th Grade: Leona T., Reagan B., Noah A. Alternate: Erik C.
6th Grade: Sammy L., Pierce T., Yobi Z. Alternate: Grace N.
7th Grade: Harper A., Gracie B., Hayden D. Alternate: Alexia V.
8th Grade: Eliana L., Charlotte C., Ian G. Alternate: Fei H. and Nathan R.

3rd Grade: Julia M., Luke L., Caleb D. Alternate:  Isaac A.
4th Grade: Elijah S., Tristan O., Iris Y. Alternate:  Evie S.
5th Grade Jacob A., Caleb M., Danielle D. Alternate: Jonathan A.
6th Grade: Tomi L., Jacob H., Lee B. Alternate: Isaiah S.
7th Grade EJ S., Dara L., Jacob M. Alternate: Hannah L.
8th Grade: Owen M., Madelyn T., Paul C. Alternate: Tyler R.

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.

Extended Care Employment Opportunities

Extended Care is growing our team this spring. If you need part-time work, love children and want a flexible schedule, please consider joining us. Extended Care runs every afternoon immediately following dismissal and on Teacher Workdays. It is a perfect job for someone who is interested in 10-20 hours a week, but still wants to be home by 6:00 p.m.! Student applicants are welcome but must be at least 16 years of age. Please email Allison Masson, our Extended Care Director, for more information.

Updated ParentsWeb access now available for any device!

ParentsWeb has received many requests for a free, accessible, and easy to use mobile experience for parents and students. With the latest update, you can access ParentsWeb easily on your cell phone and iPad, as well as your desktop, laptop or tablet without using the app. Click here to sign in to ParentsWeb from your device.

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.

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 March 11

Pease join us at our next meeting Monday, March 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207. Our speaker is Deedee Collins on the topic of “Why a Christian Worldview Matters”.


EMOMS: Next Meeting March 20

Elementary school moms!  Come join us on March 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room A207/209. Marty Crabtree will be speaking on “Essential Questions”. During our time together we will share some parenting wisdom while we spend a relaxed evening out with other moms of elementary age kids. 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 still open! Register here.

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