February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020
If you wish to read more information under a title, simply click the title to expand details. We hope this newsletter helps you stay in the loop with news and information at ICS!
ALL: February Holiday Schedule
Monday, February 17: No School/Presidents’ Day Holiday
ALL: Re-Enrollment Coming Soon
AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for 2020-2021 will take place this month and deposits will be collected through FACTS in March. Watch for important details in a Re-Enrollment Information email coming to your inbox today.
ALL: Last Call for Siblings of Current Students APPLY NOW for the next 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. We will begin filling available openings in March.
ALL: Financial Aid
Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS. All required documentation 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.
Grades K-8: Just Around the Corner for Elementary School and Middle School – February 13 and February 27
RSVP today to attend Just Around the Corner – an event designed to share with current and prospective parents about what to expect in their child’s next grade. You will have the opportunity to hear from the school leadership and grade level teachers to learn more specifics about what the coming year will look like for your child. Please join us and invite a friend! Childcare is also available with advanced registration for children under the age of five.
- Elementary School Just Around the Corner (Rising Grades K-4): Thursday, February 13, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Middle School Just Around the Corner (Rising Grades 5-8): Thursday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m
ALL: ICS Spirit Week: February 10 – 14 and Homecoming Basketball Games: Thursday, February 13
We are excited to showcase our Warrior Pride during this year’s Spirit Week! To celebrate ICS Spirit Week, we will have themed dress down days. Classes can even win prizes for creativity and participation! (Dress code rules apply. Students who choose not to participate in the dress down theme will wear their regular uniform.)
- Monday: Sports Team Day – Any jersey will do! High school, college, professional jersey for any team, any sport. If you play a sport, wear your own team’s jersey! Show support for your favorite team! Represent your team, whether it is football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cricket or rugby! Any jersey for any team will work.
- Tuesday: Disney/Pixar Day – Dress as a favorite character from a Disney or Pixar movie.
- Wednesday: Wild West Day – Break out the flannel, cowboy boots, and Stetsons! Wear your favorite western gear for a wild western day.
- Thursday: School Spirit Day – Wear ICS colors or your favorite ICS gear! Basketball players should wear their jerseys to school over a t-shirt. Plan to come to the Homecoming basketball games after school to cheer on the Warriors (see below.)
- Friday: Valentine’s Day – We’ll close out the week with a Valentine’s theme – wear your white, pink, red, and purple to celebrate.
***All week long, the Middle School Student Council will be selling concessions and ICS spirit items during middle school lunches (grades 5 through 8) in the lunchroom. Students can bring cash to purchase these items all week during lunches.
ALL: Homecoming Basketball Games - Thursday February 13
Come cheer on the ICS Basketball teams after school on Thursday, February 13. The Middle School Boys’ game is first at 3:45 p.m., followed by the Middle School Girls’ game at 5:00 p.m., and we close out the night with the JV Boys’ game at 6:15 p.m. We will have games and giveaways during all halftimes, special concessions, the opportunity to get your picture taken with Wayne the Warrior, and more! Don’t miss this great event! Also, be sure to mark your calendars for ALL of the home basketball games during this week to support ICS athletics:
- Monday, February 10 JV Girls @ 4:00 p.m. and JV Boys @ 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 11 5th/6th Grade Girls @ 3:45 p.m. and 5th/6th Grade Boys @ 5:45 p.m.
ALL: Immanuel Christian School Fundraising Day @ Springfield Chick-fil-A on February 11
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Springfield Chick-fil-A during Homecoming Week on Tuesday, February 11 from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and support ICS! The address is 6681A Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 and please remember to mention “ICS fundraiser” when you place your order! Thank you for supporting ICS!
ALL: Pasta Palooza Family Dinner Night Hosted by PSO: Friday, February 28
Bring along your appetite to the Pasta Palooza spaghetti fellowship dinner sponsored by the ICS PSO (Parent Service Organization) on Friday, February 28. This is a great opportunity to spend the evening eating delicious food while visiting with friends. RSVP here. Tickets are $5. Watch for ParentSquare post if you would like to volunteer during the event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Check in with our hosts in the kindergarten hallway. Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. and Bingo and prizes start at 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your cash to purchase dessert and coffee to support the 8th grade class. Hurry to RSVP and get your tickets…this event sold out last year!
Grades 3-7: Visiting Day is Thursday, March 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 7th grade prospective students are encouraged to join us on Thursday, March 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 during 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 1. Click here for more details and to RSVP. Please share this with your friends! Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner.
Grades K-8: Immanuel’s Got Talent is coming soon! Student Information Meeting: March 3
It’s time for the 9th Annual ICS Talent Show…Immanuel’s Got Talent! We are excited to see what new talent this year brings! We are looking for a variety of acts from 5th through 8th grade students to be showcased during an all-school assembly on Thursday, April 30th at 1:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. Acts may be individual or group and should be no longer than 4 minutes in length. 5th through 8th grade students interested in auditioning need to attend a mandatory information meeting on Tuesday, March 3 during lunch/recess. Auditions will be in April. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gessner.
Grades K-8: Congratulations to students reciting 2nd Quarter Bible Verses
Click here to view a list of students who have successfully recited all of their verses for the 2nd quarter.
Grades 6-8: Academic Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter
Congratulations to those students who made the Academic Honor Roll for Middle School (grades 6-8) the 2nd quarter. To qualify for 1st Honors, a student must have an academic average of 96% and above, no grade lower than an 80% and satisfactory citizenship. For 2nd Honors, students must have an academic average of 92-95%, no grade lower than an 80% and satisfactory citizenship. Click to view a list of students who made the Academic Honor Roll.
Grades 3-8: ICS Basketball Camp: June 15-19
Mark your calendars! ICS will again host its annual ‘funtastic’ basketball camp Monday – Friday June 15-19, 2020. Basketball camp is for both boys and girls entering 4th– 9th grades. More information to follow soon.
ALL: Note from Clinic
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.
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.
ALL: Employment Openings at Immanuel Christian School
Every year at this time we look ahead to the end of year when we will say goodbye to various teachers and staff members. This year, we anticipate the majority of our teachers and staff will return. However, we also need to be proactive and start the recruitment process now, when the majority of highly qualified educational professionals are engaged in the search process. It is also prudent for us to recruit for a wide variety of positions in anticipation of possible openings. Please help spread the word for the following: ICS is now accepting applications for teachers (Kindergarten, Middle School, and High School). All teaching positions are full time and require an education degree and classroom experience. We also have an opening for an Athletic Director (MS & HS, full time) and Elementary Teaching Assistants (part time). Additional openings include full time and part time administrative office support positions. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.
Immanuel Women's Ministry
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.
Calling all moms of elementary school kiddos! Join other moms over light refreshments during a relaxing evening of encouragement as we hear “Reflecting Christ in How We Love Our Families.” Listen to seasoned moms share the many ways they communicate love to their families as a reflection of Jesus Christ. Find out more and register for EMOMS at https://immanuelbible.church/women/emoms. Wednesday, February 19, 7-8:30pm (Room A207)
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