Parents, staff, and faculty at Immanuel are studying and discussing a new book by Dr. Tim Elmore. This book, titled “Artificial Maturity”, was written to equip parents, teachers, and all others who work with youth to:
* Give students the experiences they need to balance consumption of information with true development.
* Help kids mature by having healthy levels of autonomy and responsibility
* Understand and practice the leadership kids need to become self-sufficient adults
* Create teachable moments to show students they are capable of more than they realized
Adolescence is expanding in both directions-starting earlier and ending later. In “Artificial Maturity”, Elmore leads the reader to understand what authentic maturity looks like, how it impacts society, and how to create a balanced environment that enables children to lead themselves well and influence others in a positive way.
If you are interested in finding out more about this book or would like to join the book study at ILS, contact Alan Wunderlich through the school office at 636-239-1636.
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is already taking place! Parents are able to stop by the school office any day during the week of January 20th between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm or on Thursday, January 23rd between 5:30 and 7:00 pm to register their child(ren). These registration times are open to all interested families from the community whose children do not already attend ILS. If you know of someone looking for a Christian education, have them call the school office (636-239-1636) or stop by during that week to get more information.
The annual Choral Vespers Service is scheduled
for Wednesday, December 18, beginning at 7:00 pm and will be held in the sanctuary. Ms. Kaaz is coordinating this worship service and is working with the teachers and students to prepare for this special evening. Students in Kindergarten through grade 8 will share the Christmas story through songs, instrumental music, and spoken recitations. We invite you to join us for this wonderful evening and annual tradition at ILCS! Plan to come early as the seats in the sanctuary will fill up quickly!
ILS students and families donated boxes and enough items to send 355 boxes to various countries of the world! This is a new record for ILS in the fourth year we have participated in this program. These boxes were assembled for under-priviledged children in poor nations and include such items as toothpaste, toothbrushes, t-shirts, socks, small toys, flashlights, and the like. In addition to these items, the Gospel message is written in their language for the children to receive and read. We pray that God would bless our efforts again this year! Many thanks to the ILS Student Council for overseeing this outreach program!
Our Veteran's Day celebration will be held on Friday, November 8th, at Immanuel Lutheran School. A reception for our veterans and their guests will begin at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. At 1:30 pm, an all-school program will be presented by students in K through 8th grade. We invite all veterans to attend this program as we honor your service to our country! Please call the school office (239-1636) if you plan to attend. A special thanks to Ms. Kaaz and Mr. Wunderlich for all their work in planning this event.
On Saturday, October 26th, Immanuel will host a Trunk-or-Treat on the east side of the school building from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. We had a great turnout in past years as we enjoyed the fall season! This year, the children will be able to visit several decorated cars, receive candy, make crafts, decorate pumpkins, and watch a couple of pumpkin carvings. This event will be held outside, so dress comfortably. If it rains, we'll simply move the fun inside to the gym. This event is free and open to the community - we encourage you to dress up in your best costume and join us for the fun!
After all is done with this year's Apple Butter cook, we take a look at some numbers:
110 bushels of fresh apples, peeled, cut, cored, and cooked!
600+ volunteer hours tallied!
295 gallons of apple butter made!
330 half-pints, 1,209 pints, and 495 quarts jarred and ready for sale!
$7,500 expected income from apple butter sale!
These proceeds will fund various projects at ILS, including playground improvements, partial funding of field trips and Spiritual Retreats, Family Night activities, and several more!
Many thanks to all individuals from the school and church that volunteered. A special thanks to residents and employees at The Arbors at Victorian Place, Grandview Health Care Center, Cedarcrest Manor, and South Pointe Assisted Living - you helped make this event a success!
Apple Butter is available for purchase at Immanuel Lutheran School (239-1636) as well as "Not Just Cut and Dried" in downtown Washington.
Save the dates of September 18th through 21st for this year’s Apple Butter Cook! Now we need your commitment! In order to make this event run smoothly, we need to fill in approximately 180 slots for various tasks throughout the apple butter event. Tasks include set-up, cutting and coring of apples, stirring the apples while cooking, jarring the apple butter, and the clean-up afterwards. If you are interested in helping out, stop by the sign-up table outside the school office or call the school (239-1636). If you aren’t able to commit during the week, come out on Saturday! What a great way to support the school and get to know more people in our school and church!
We will be having a Back to School Social at ILS on Sunday afternoon, August 18, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. This will be your opportunity to meet the teachers, see your child's classroom, and drop off your child's school supplies. Teachers will have a brief opportunity to talk with the parents about the upcoming year in each classroom on the following schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Classroom Visits for Preschool – 8th Grade
(Choose from three identical 20 minute sessions – 2:00, 2:20, 2:40)
3:00 – 3:30 pm Chapel Service
3:30 – 4:00 pm Upper Grade Session – Meet in cafeteria
3:30 – 4:30 pm Ice Cream Social
We hope that everyone can attend this afternoon as we kick-off a new school year!
Don Wharton is the third of four events in the inaugural "Concert and Speaker Series" at Immanuel. The first two events, "The Legend Singers" and "Astronaut Colonel Jeffrey Williams" were deeply enjoyed by all.
Don Wharton is gifted musician, vocalist, and humorist. His performances are always enjoyable for the whole family. As with all the "Concert and Speaker Series" events, this is free and open to the public. Invite your friends and family for a fun evening of music, stories, and laughter. Set aside Friday, June 28, at 7:00 pm for this memorable event.
The final "Concert and Speaker Series" event in 2013 will be the Concordia Chicago Wind Symphony on Friday, November 1.