March 21, 2019

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No School: March 29 & April 1

  • March 29: Teacher Workday
  • April 1: Professional Development Day

Re-enrollment FACTS Account Withdrawal March 22

Your re-enrollment deposit for 2019-2020 will be collected through FACTS on March 22. If you have questions, please contact Mandy Croushore.

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 (8th grade and Math), 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 www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Admissions Previews for K-10th grade: March 22 & 26

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

  • First Look Friday for K- 8th grade: March 22, April 26 & May 17 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Take a Look Tuesday for High School (9 & 10th grades): March 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Click here for the full Admissions Preview schedule and more information.
Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org.

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 27:            1st Grade (A-T 1st – 3rd Quarters) 1st Try
March 28             1st Grade (A-T) Retry
March 27:            2nd – 4th Grade (3rd Quarter) 1st Try
March 28:            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.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be on display Monday – Thursday, March 25 – 28 in the breezeway.  All items not claimed by March 28 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.

Save the Date for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

Mark your calendars for a fun week, May 6-10!

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!

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.

ParentsWeb access now available for any device from your browser!

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.

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.

Summer Boys’ Soccer Camp Invitation

Immanuel Christian School Middle School boys are invited to attend Liberty University’s Junior Elite camp this summer. The camp is opened to 10-year old’s to rising 9th graders and they are very excited to offer this price at $100 below all other top state universities overnight camps. We are offering every player a unique experience to see all that Liberty has to offer by providing each player the opportunity for personal growth on and off the field. They look forward to hosting your boys and providing them with a college coach for their training during the week. The camp is June 12-15, 2019 at Liberty University. See the camp website for more details. www.libertyboyssoccercamps.com/

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. 

Amazon Smile Orders Benefit ICS

Did you know that shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile directly benefits ICS? Bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1025245 and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated back to our school! Thanks for supporting the work of ICS through Amazon Smile.

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