January 9, 2020

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Grades K-8: January Schedule

  • Friday January 17 – 21: NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Professional Development Day

Grades K-8: School Dress Down Day: Thursday, January 16

Grades K-8 will have a dress down day, Thursday, January 16 to mark the end of the 2nd quarter.

ALL: Thank you, parents! You are appreciated!

Special thanks to all the parents who volunteered and donated refreshments on Grandparents’ Day. Teachers and office staff also appreciated all the thoughtful and delicious gifts you gave during the Christmas season. Thank you for thinking of us. We appreciate YOU!

ALL: Re-Enrollment Coming Soon

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 will take place in February and deposits will be collected through FACTS in March. Watch for important details in a Re-Enrollment Information email coming to your inbox in February.

ALL: Siblings of current students: APPLY NOW for the 2020-2021 school year!

If you are planning for another one of your children to come to ICS for the 2020-2021 school year, now is the time to apply! Applications are steadily coming in and spaces are limited. Sibling application fees are $75. Click here to access the online application. Questions? Contact Lauren Gessner, Enrollment Manager.

ALL: Admissions Previews Events: January 14 & 24

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

  • K-8: January 24 at 9:00 a.m.
  • High School: January 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Click here for the full Admissions Preview schedule and more information.

Questions? Contact admissions@icsva.org.

ALL: Second Tuition Payment for the 2019-20 School Year

If you are paying tuition on the semi-annual plan, the 2nd payment is due January 15. FACTS withdrawals will be made on that date. If you have any questions, contact Mandy Croushore, Finance Director.

Grade 1-5: End of Quarter Verse Recitation

1st and 2nd Quarters:

                Wednesday, January 15 (1st try)

Thursday, January 16 (retry)

Grade 6-8: Midterm Exam Schedule

Tuesday, January 14


(During regularly scheduled class time.)

Wednesday, January 15


(During regularly scheduled class time.)

Thursday, January 16

All math classes meet in regularly assigned classrooms according to the schedule below.

8:30 – 9:45  8th Grade MATH EXAM (PRE-ALG./ALGEBRA 1/GEOMETRY)

9:50 – 11:05  7th Grade MATH EXAM (MATH 7, PRE-ALG./ALGEBRA 1)

11:10 – 12:30   6th Grade MATH EXAM (MATH 6/MATH 7)

1:30 – 3:05   7th and 8th Grade Foreign Language students will take MIDTERM EXAMS in the math classroom (C205).

*All other classes will run as regularly scheduled.

Grade 5-8: Congratulations to new Student Council members

Congratulations to the following middle school students who were elected to Student Council.

Fifth Grade: Joelle K. & Ella B. (5A) Connor P. & Juha Y. (5B)

Sixth Grade: Daniel B., Jacob A., & Kailey S. (6A) Edwyn R. & Wyatt R. (6B)

Seventh Grade: Tomi L., Sammy L., & Braden C. (7A) Aiden B., Sam C., & Genevieve G. (7B)

Eighth Grade: Ethan T., Gracie B., Sam T., & Nathan C. (8A) Hayden D., Jacob M., Kylynn R., & David W. (8B)

ALL: Notes from the Clinic

Flu Symptoms

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

How Flu Spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose, or possibly the eyes.

For more information, visit the CDC Website Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)

 Rising 7th grade Immunization Requirement for 2020-21

All rising 7th graders need a Tdap for 2020-21. Students who received a Tdap immunization at age ten will not need another Tdap vaccine to enter 7th grade. Please review your child’s immunization record and make plans to fulfill this requirement by August 1, 2020, if not already completed. Please provide the school clinic with a physician signed Tdap immunization record once the immunization is received.

*July 1, 2019 legislation changed the Tdap requirement from 6th grade to 7th grade.

ALL: Fun Lunch/Friday Lunch Second Semester Sign Up (Deadline to Order-January12)

K-8  Second Semester Sign Up for Wednesday Fun Lunch

  • Second Semester Dates: January 22, 2020 – May 13, 2020.
  • To see the Fun Lunch Schedule, click here.
  • Four vendors (Paisano’s, Malek’s Italian, Subway, and Chick-fil-A) rotate throughout the semesters and provide “Fun Lunches” for our students and our faculty and staff.

ICHS Second Semester Sign Up for Friday Lunch

Second Semester Dates: January 28, 2020 – May 15, 2020.

  • To see the ICHS Lunch Schedule, click here.
  • Four vendors (Paisano’s, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Panera – rotate throughout the semesters and provide lunch to the high school students and high school faculty and staff only.

ALL – Parents, the deadline for ordering/payment for Fun Lunches is January 12, 2020!!!! Sorry, we cannot accept late ordering based on order processing time and vendors’ submission requirements.  For ordering K-8 Wednesday lunch click here. If ordering Friday ICHS lunch click here.  For any payment or questions regarding your lunch orders please work with Mandy Croushore, Director of Finance.

Items that are ordered for Fun Lunches may contain milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (for example, walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews), fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.  While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination or food-sharing, we cannot guarantee that any of our snacks are safe to consume for students with food allergies.  ICS cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any Fun Lunch event.  Please feel free to contact nurse@icsva.org if you have concerns about Fun Lunches and your child’s allergies.

ALL: Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be on display Tuesday – Thursday, January 14-16 in the breezeway.  All items not claimed by January 16 will be donated to Immanuel’s Hope Ministry.  Please be sure to label your uniforms, jackets and all belongings so your items may be found if lost.

ALL: 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 Jennilee Miller, Lower School Principal (Grades K-4).

Women's Ministry at Immanuel Bible Church

Women’s Spring Conference – March 20-21, 2020 @ Immanuel Bible Church

Early bird registration is open NOW for the IBC Women’s Spring Conference! Cindy Easley and her daughter, Hanna Seymour will speak on Living Transformed in a Broken Culture. They will be teaching from Romans 12 on how to think clearly, love authentically, and engage peacefully with others. Register now during early bird to not only receive a discount but be entered for one of three fabulous giveaways. Registration is available on the website, at the Women’s Ministry table in the Atrium, and in the bookstore. Early bird registration ends February 10.

Women’s Coffeehouse – Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium

Women’s Ministry at IBC invites you to join us for our annual Coffeehouse. This is an evening we look forward to each winter as we turn the Atrium in to a warm and inviting Coffeehouse with gourmet desserts, a delicious coffee bar, and sweet fellowship. This year it will also feature Sugar Shack donuts and a concert by Jessa Anderson, a beautiful singer and songwriter from Nashville. Registration is open! Tickets are only $5 each so this is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend to hear the hope of the gospel. You can purchase tickets online or in the Bookstore or stop by the Women’s Ministry table in the Atrium.

Elementary school moms! Come join us for our first meeting of the new year on January 22, 2020. We will gather for light refreshments and hear Deedee Collins speak to us on “Reflecting a Biblical Worldview.” 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 at https://immanuelbible.church/women/emoms. Wednesday, January 22nd, 7-8:30 pm at IBC, Room A207.


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