November 7, 2019

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ALL: No School Thanksgiving Week

ICS will have no school Monday – Friday, November 25-29 for Thanksgiving Break. Classes resume Monday, December 2.

ALL: Serve-A-Thon Thank You

It is with great excitement and gratitude that we announce Serve-A-Thon 2019 raised over $116,000! Throughout the month of October, students served from their hearts here on campus and in the community. Thank you for your generous financial support, as well as volunteering your time. It has been a joy to watch the students’ enthusiasm while they worked as a team to serve, raise money, and demonstrate the love of Christ. As is our practice, ICS will donate 10% of our Phase One Serve-A-Thon donations to our sister schools in Romania, Rwanda, and India as well as packing school supplies and writing encouraging notes for these precious students.  Phase Two is new this year and we are excited to purchase a new shuttle van that will be used for field trips, sporting events, and community service.

Thank you again for your support and generosity. GO TEAM ICS!

ALL: November Admissions Preview Events: K-8 and High School

This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, coworker, or neighbor to come check out ICS! Our next K-8 Admissions Preview Event is November 15 at 9:00 a.m. and our first High School Admissions Preview Event is November 19 at 9:00 a.m. For details about how you can help spread the word, click here.

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, take down, and checkout opportunities – be on the lookout for a ParentSquare sign-up in the next few weeks!

ALL: School Christmas Program and Grandparents' Day is Thursday, December 19

Family and friends are invited to join our K-8 students for the Christmas program on December 19 at 8:45 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Grandparents will be recognized during the assembly! Please take note of important details below:

  • Worship Center doors open at 8:15 a.m.
  • Students are dismissed at 12:00 p.m. There is NO extended care
  • After the program, grandparents and guests are invited to the Atrium for coffee and music by our instrumental music students and then a visit to their grandchildren’s classroom(s).
  • Questions? Below are some of the commonly asked questions and answers.

May parents and siblings attend the Christmas program?  Yes!  Everyone is invited.

Are parents able to visit the classrooms with the grandparents?  We request that only grandparents or special guests visit the classrooms because space is limited.  If grandparents need special assistance, please contact Kim Akers in the school office to let her know that a parent will be accompanying the guest.

Do my guests need to RSVP?  No, just come!

May I help?  Certainly!  Lots of help is needed.  A sign-up through ParentSquare will be coming your way soon.

  • Alumni are cordially invited to attend the program, we look forward to hosting them on campus throughout the morning for hot chocolate, donuts and a time to catch up with friends and teachers! More details to follow in an email that will give specifics and an opportunity to RSVP.

REMINDER:  NOW IS THE TIME to update information or add a grandparent in ParentsWeb. Click here to log into ParentsWeb.

  • Go to the Web Form “Update Family Contact Information Here”.

·        Go to “Grandparent Information”.  Update or add a grandparent here.

ALL: Inclement Weather Policy

When there is inclement weather in the Washington Metropolitan area, we are asking you to use the following means to confirm the ICS decision:

  • Check your e-mail, text and phone messages for emergency notification from ICS.  This will be sent by Parent Square.
  • Check the front of the ICS website.  Go to www.icsva.org.
  • See ParentSquare>Resource Documents for more information

A decision to delay or cancel classes will be made as early as possible.  When Fairfax County decides to delay or close, we will always post the ICS schedule for that day, usually by 6:00 a.m.

*Immanuel Christian School will usually follow Fairfax County decisions for closings and delays related to weather or road conditions especially in the case of new precipitation.  Exceptions to Fairfax County decisions will occur when county conditions do not apply to Immanuel Christian School. For example, we will not close due to heating or air conditioning problems in county facilities, or due to vehicle problems in county bus transportation, or due to sidewalk conditions for neighborhood schools.

ALL: Parent Service Hours: Please record on ParentSquare

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

1st -8th: Congratulations to students reciting 1st Quarter Bible Verses

Click here to view a list of students who have successfully recited all of their verses for the 1st quarter.

6th -8th: Academic Honor Roll for 1st Quarter

Congratulations to those students who made the 1st Quarter Academic Honor Roll for grades 6-8. To qualify for 1st Honors, a student must have an academic average of 96% and above, satisfactory citizenship, and no grade lower than 80%. For 2nd Honors a student must have an academic average of 92-95%, satisfactory citizenship, and no grade lower than an 80%. Click here to view a list of students who made the Honor Roll.

K-8: Smart Lunches: Healthy and Flexible Lunches Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

ICS partners with Smart Lunches© to offer fresh and healthy lunch options, delivered for your convenience. Reminder: There will be no Smart Lunches on Wednesdays. You have the flexibility to choose how often you wish to order! Several hot or cold choices, as well as drinks and snacks are available. Check the Smart Lunches website for the monthly calendar.

ALL: 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 every time you shop from the link 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated back to our school! Thanks for supporting the work of ICS through Amazon Smile.

EMOMS

Are you a mother with kids in elementary school? Please consider joining us this month for light snacks and an evening of fellowship. We are excited to have Deidre Johnson speaking to us on “Reflecting Christ through Hospitality”. Come and hear from Deidre and meet other moms in the same season of life. Find out more and register for EMOMS at https://immanuelbible.church/women/emoms.
Wednesday, November 20, 7-8:30pm, Room A207

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