Faith Hallien was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hallien on April 3rd and has been in intensive care ever since. With a long road in front of them, the ILS school families wanted to visibly show their support of the Hallien family. Pink t-shirts with the phrase “Gotta Have Faith” were sold to interested ILS families and students. In just two days, over 240 shirts were sold! On Monday, we took a picture of the students, staff, and parents wearing these shirts. As you can see, there was quite a bit of pink in the bleachers! Just one more way that the ILS family has visibly been showing our love and support for the Halliens. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our FAITH.” Hebrews 12:2
There were 169 students that have been selected as the 2012
Missouri Valley Young Achievers. The students will be recognized in two ceremonies this Sunday at East Central College. We are proud to announce that ILS had 8 students of the 169 selected as Young Achievers! In addition, ten of these students were selected as Medallion Award Recipients – among the ten is ILS student Ashley Sincox in 8th grade! What great news to receive of our student accomplishments!
Friday, April 20th is our spring musical, showcasing the talents of our 1st through 4th grade students! "The Rockslinger and His Greatest Hit" will be performed in the gymnasium at 7:00 pm. The musical is based upon the story of David and Goliath. Three thousand years ago, a shepherd boy faced an overwhelming enemy on a battlefield, armed with a sling, a staff, and a courageous faith in God. The message—thirty centuries later—is still fresh: Though we may tremble in our weakness, there is no darkness that God cannot overcome. In this version of the David and Goliath story, the power of that message comes through using music and a little humor!
Easter is coming soon. Immanuel invites all families with children 12 or under to join us this weekend, Sat. March 31. Registration begins at 10:00 AM. The 1st hunt begins at 11 AM. The free Easter Egg Hunt at Krog Park is for all families in our community. Immanuel volunteers filled 2500 eggs with candy and stickers to give out during the hunt.
There will be sand art, ballons, bubble making, and photos with Easter Bunny. This year we will also offer free hot dogs.The next day is Palm Sunday. You are invited to join us singing & carrying palms into the sanctuary. All families from our community are invited. We hope to see you there.
Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, March 7th as we honor our Grandparents! Activities for Grandparents Day begin at 8:15 am. The day includes a chapel service, visits to their grandchild’s classroom, a reception, and a large group program. Students in K-8 will then be dismissed at 11:30 am as many grandparents take the opportunity to take their grandchildren to lunch. We hope to have your child’s grandparents join us for this day!
Plan to join us on Saturday, March 10th as we celebrate “Building Strong Families” through our annual Dinner Auction. The silent auction starts at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and the oral auction. Tickets are $35 each – stop by the school office by Thursday, March 1st to purchase them. Contact the school office (636-239-1636) if you have any questions. If you haven't attended an ILS Dinner Auction yet or not for a while, invite a friend and enjoy an evening out with us!
Immanuel's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group is hosting a babysitting night on Saturday, February 25th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Mothers in the MOPS group are able to care for children from birth through 5th grade. Children will be able to play games, do crafts, have open gym time, and watch a movie. Cost is $10 per child and dinner is provided. For more information or to register, call Emily Hopfensperger at 239-1723.
Join us on Friday, February 24th for a Family Movie Night! The movie “A Bug's Life” will be shown, beginning at 6:30 pm in the gym. Bring your blankets and pillows into the gym to make for a comfortable viewing. Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase or feel free to bring snacks of your own to enjoy during the show! This event is free and open to everyone – ILS families and members of the community. As this is a family night, we do ask that all children have an adult responsible for them during the show. We hope to see you at the movies! Prior to the show, tours of the school will be given to those who are interested, beginning at 5:00 pm.
We're helping to build strong students and families - come grow with us! We will host an open house this Sunday, February 12. Doors will be open from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for families to visit the school. No appointments are needed. Those in attendance will have a chance to tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers, and talk with the principal. Families unable to attend this open house are encouraged to contact the school office (636-239-1636) to schedule a visit at another time. For more information, call the school office or browse this website.
The State of the Church and School Address is scheduled for Sunday, January 8th (during the Bible Study hour at 9:30 am), Monday, January 9th at 6:30 pm and again on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 pm. Mr. Hopfensperger will present on the school while Pastor Bangert will focus his discussion on the church ministries. These presentations will give an overview of the past year and what can be expected during the new year. It will also be an opportunity for families to get updates on the budget, upcoming tuition rates, results from the fall school survey, and plans for an Immanuel ministry vision retreat. See you there!