March 12, 2020

ALL: Re-Enrollment Is Here

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ALL: Re-Enrollment Is Here

AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT for the 2020-2021 school year takes place this month and deposits will be collected through FACTS on March 20. Every family should have received information by email. Please contact Lauren Gessner if you have questions or did not receive your re-enrollment email.

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 are beginning to fill available openings.

ALL: Financial Aid Applications Due by March 15

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.

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 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 Teaching Assistants (part time) and an Orchestra Director (part time). Additional openings include full time and part time administrative office support positions including a bookkeeper (part time) and an IT Specialist (full time). Visit for more details and to apply.

Grades 5-8: Immanuel’s Got Talent Show: Permission Forms due March 24

5th through 8th grade students interested in auditioning for this year’s Immanuel’s Got Talent show or helping out with AVL or stage crew need to return their signed permission forms in by 3:15 p.m. on March 24. Save the date for the show: Thursday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Contact Lauren Gessner with any questions.

Grades 1-8: Verse Recitation

All students in grades 1-8 will be reciting verses soon.

March 19:            5th – 8th (3rd Quarter) 1st Try         

March 20:            5th – 8th (3rd Quarter) Retry

March 25:            1st Grade (A-T 1st – 3rd Quarters) 1st Try

March 26:            1st Grade (A-T) Retry

March 25:            2nd – 4th Grade (3rd Quarter) 1st Try

March 26:            2nd – 4th Grade (3rd Quarter) Retry

ALL: 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 14.  All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by May 5 (retry May 6) for all grades. Please contact your student’s Bible teacher for additional information.

ALL: Express Your Appreciation to Mrs. Carnahan & Mrs. Smith As They Retire

Immanuel Christian School is blessed with dedicated, talented, and loving faculty and staff who serve our parents and students. We are sad when we have to say goodbye to those who are retiring. In June we will say farewell to our Executive Assistant, Mrs. Diane Carnahan, and to one of our receptionists, Mrs. Mary Sue Smith. Please take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Carnahan and Mrs. Smith for their many years of faithful service at ICS. You may also upload a picture using the file upload option. Don’t forget to include your name with your entry! The deadline for submitting your notes of appreciation is Thursday April 23. Click here to express your appreciation. Thank you for blessing Mrs. Carnahan & Mrs. Smith with your words!

Grades 3-8: Math Olympics

Congratulations to those who were selected to participate in today’s Math Olympics!


3rd Grade: Muyiwa L., Jack M., David S., Alternate: Cora L.

4th Grade: Caleb D., Britain F., Brigt J., Alternate: Shepherd S.

5th Grade: Matthew M., Ana W., Iris Y., Alternate: Kylie H.

6th Grade: Isla B., Maden P., Edwin R., Danielle D., Alternate: Della M.

7th Grade: RJ P., Nguyen T., Alternate: Lexie K.

8th Grade: Gracie B., Kaleb K., Joshua W., Alternate: Kylynn R. 


3rd Grade: Sofia C., Caleb F., Aaron P., Alternate: Ronel T.

4th Grade: Isaiah C., Julia M., Jacob S., Alternate: Leo D.

5th Grade: Ella B., Colbie F., Elijah S., Alternate: Nate P.

6th Grade: Jacob A., Erik C., Caleb M.

7th Grade: Lee B., Tomi L., Isaiah S., Alternate: Amelia B.

8th Grade: Hayden D., Dara L., William P., Alternate: Eva P.

Grades 3 - High School: Private Music Lessons

There are limited private music lesson slots available for piano and violin during school hours this semester. The lessons are for students in the 3rd grade or high school. Please contact Sarah Layman (, Private Music Lesson Coordinator, for more information.

Rising 7th grade Immunization Requirements for 2020-21

Rising 7th graders will need TDAP booster immunization for the 20-21 school year. Please review your child’s immunization record and make plans to fulfill this requirement at your next doctor’s appointment or by August 1, 2020. Submit documentation to the school nurse.

ALL: Note from the Clinic

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.

PRESS RELEASE for 4th Grade Enrichment Young Entrepreneurs

The 4th Grade Enrichment Young Entrepreneur students have been working diligently and with eager anticipation toward launching their businesses. These businesses will be formally launched on April 29 – 30 in conjunction with the ICS library book sale.  Some of the businesses have already been selling and adjusting their business plans. Please read their individual press release messages and come out to support these wonderful young entrepreneurs!

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 students entering 4th– 9th grades. More information to follow soon.

Immanuel Women's Ministry

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

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.

EMOMS – Reflecting Christ In Our Homes Through Rest (March 18)
Join us Wednesday March 18, 2020 7:00-8:30 p.m. at IBC in room A207. At this active stage of mothering in a culture that glorifies busy, we long for balance and rest. But is rest just a sunny vacation, dinner out, or a good night’s sleep? Come and hear our speaker for the evening, Kathy Holley, as she shares practical ways to live out the true rest Jesus offers. Find out more and register for EMOMS here.


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