April 30, 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: Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week: May 4-8

This year we will be celebrating, encouraging, and blessing the ICS faculty and staff electronically! Flood their inboxes the week of May 4th with notes of encouragement and thankfulness, poems, notes, digital pictures, and art work. (We checked with the teachers and although they get a good amount of emails, they said they welcome words of encouragement!) You can pull together pictures or a short video from your grade level and send as well if you want to be ambitious, but you don’t have to. If you feel led, you may send digital gift cards or other tokens of your appreciation. Check in with your Parent Service Organization Classroom Support Members for additional guidance.

ALL: Spirit Week: May 4-8

We will also be encouraging an ICS Spirit Week the same week as Faculty & Staff Appreciation. Send in pictures of your attire to jennifer.baxter@icsva.org! Schedule below:

Monday (May 4) – Crazy Hat / Hair Day

Tuesday (May 5) – Jersey Day

Wednesday (May 6) – Wacky  Wednesday

Thursday (May 7) – Wear Your Favorite Color Day

Friday (May 8) – ICS  Spirit Day

Don’t forget National Field Day is also Friday, May 8th! Mrs. Fisher will send out more information regarding this.

ALL: Virtual Book Fair May 4-15

We are very excited to announce that next week the ICS library will be hosting an online, virtual Book Fair via Bookworm Central! It’s such a blessing that we did not have to cancel our Spring Book Fair! The dates for the fair are Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 15th. That’s right – we are having 2 full weeks of online book fair! There will be an announcement coming soon on Parentsquare and also Facebook.

ALL: From the Clinic

We’re praying for the health of your family during this pandemic.  We are all facing new stressors, so we want to provide you with a few resources.  We’re here to answer any questions you or your student may have. Contact us by email @ nurse@icsva.org.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parent Resources:  

Talking with Children about Coronavirus – CDC

Need help explaining the Coronavirus to your student? Check out this BrainPop Video

I am sick with COVID-19 – Fairfax County

Stress and Coping:

Outbreaks can be Stressful, Tips for Coping – CDC

The Antidote for Worry – Focus on the Family

Updates on COVID-19 from: 

Fairfax County

Virginia Department of Health

CDC

ALL: Parent Service Hours Update

Due to the campus closure, families will not be billed for any unserved 2019-20 Parent Service Hours.

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 Friday, May 15. Click here to express your appreciation. Thank you for blessing Mrs. Carnahan & Mrs. Smith with your words!

ALL: ICS Basketball Camp: Postponed

We have postponed our basketball camp that was scheduled for June 15-19. We are looking at other possible dates later in the summer and will let you know if we are able to re-schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

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