October 24, 2019

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  • Monday – Wednesday, November 4-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday – Friday, November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

K-8 Admissions Preview Event: October 25 – Tell a Friend!

This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, coworker, or neighbor to come check out ICS for themselves! Guests can view curriculum, meet the ICS leadership team, and have a tour to see the school in action. Our first Admissions Preview Event is tomorrow October 25 at 9:00 a.m. For details about how you can help spread the word, click here.

ALL Serve-A-Thon 2019 – Serve by Giving and Help ICS Get a Van

Serve-A-Thon community service projects are almost completed, but there is still work to do. Every grade has successfully completed an area of service to our community, and 6th grade will help us finish strong with their project tomorrow. Each class, supported by valuable parent volunteers, has done a GREAT job cleaning, planting, reading, packing, drawing, writing notes of encouragement, and praying for each other these last three weeks! We hope our students learned how much fun it can be to serve the Lord by serving others.

But, we can’t stop now! We have until October 31 to SERVE by GIVING!

  • Remember to send out the link to the Team Fundraising pages so family and friends can support and encourage the classes. This year our team goals are $5,000 per class and $100,000 school-wide.  Also, don’t forget that you can add a note of encouragement to your student that will scroll on the team page.
  • Click here for more information about Serve-A-Thon 2019.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers. We cannot serve without your help!

We ask EVERYONE to participate and work hard to help us reach our goal! As of Wednesday October 22, 2019, we have raised a little over $51,868.82 so we have a LONG way to go to reach our $100,000 goal. Money raised during Serve-A-Thon is essential in helping us pay teacher salaries, purchase curriculum, and fund student activities.

Don’t forget, the deadline for donations to count for team prizes is Thursday, October 31. There is still time to change the rankings so your class wins a prize on U DID IT DAY (November 1)!

ALL Special Invitation: Active Duty and Retired Military Members are Invited to Lunch on Veterans Day

In recognition of your service to our nation, Immanuel Christian School invites all active duty and retired military family members to lunch on Monday, November 11. Pick up lunch from your favorite restaurant or brown bag it and enjoy eating with your Kindergarten – 10th grade student or grandchild. We will provide a special dessert in your honor. Click to RSVP! Don’t forget to RSVP for grandparents.

ALL Notes from the Clinic

Free Hearing and Vision screening for kindergarten, 3rd, 7th & 10th graders will be completed by the Annandale Lions Club on Thursday, Nov. 14th.  Detailed information will be posted on ParentSquare Oct. 28th.

Safe Disposal of Medicines:  Do you have unused or expired over-the-counter or prescription medicine in your cabinet?  Fairfax County Police stations and area pharmacies now provide permanent drug disposal drop boxes where residents can safely dispose of their unused or expired medications anytime of the year.

K-8 School Picture Retakes: Monday November 18

We apologize for the changes and delays that have taken place this year. If you are not satisfied with your child’s individual picture from Lifetouch, or if you missed picture day in September, please plan to have your child’s picture taken on Monday November 18, 2019. Recommended attire is dress clothes for the picture. Please return your previous photos on retake day. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Carnahan.

Signup for Basketball Tryouts (5th-10th Grade)

If your student is in 5th– 10th grade he or she may try out for one of our basketball teams. The ‘Intent to Participate’ Web Form can be found in ParentsWeb. Please fill out this form and let us know if your child plans to tryout. Please have these completed by Nov. 4th

K-8 Coaches Needed

ICS has a coaching position open for our 5th & 6th grade girls basketball team. If you are interested, please send your resume’ to ben.finley@icsva.org.

ALL Poinsettias, Christmas Greens, and ICS Ornaments for Sale – Order by November 8

Looking to decorate your home or office or give a thoughtful gift to family, friends, or special clients? Our 8th graders are offering the perfect solution! Support the 8th grade class by ordering your florist quality Christmas poinsettias and greenery now. You can also order an ICS commemorative ornament as a way to remember your time at ICS. Don’t forget to order an ornament for your children to have for their Christmas tree when they’re grown!

Support ICS rather than the big box stores! Questions may be sent to Dee.Rutkowski@verizon.net

Order deadline is November 8. Click to place your order.

ALL Upcoming ICS Annual Fall Book Fair

Come join us in the Library for a great selection of books and educational games from Bookworm Central, Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December 6 from 8:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Extended hours:  Wednesday, December 4 until 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents in need of volunteer hours for setup, takedown, and checkout opportunities – be on the lookout for a ParentSquare sign-up in the next few weeks!

K-8 Lost and Found and Uniform Giveaway: November 4-6

Lost and Found items will be on display on Monday, November 4 – Wednesday November 6 in the glass breezeway. Items not claimed will be donated to Immanuel Hope. A rack of used uniforms will also be available. 

ALL Parent Service Hours: Please record on ParentSquare

Please click here to see the instructions to record your Parent Service Hours.

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