In celebration of Thanksgiving, students will have an Early Dismissal on Wednesday and no school on Thursday or Friday. Classes will resume with a normal schedule on Monday, November 28. We pray that everyone has a restful and relaxing break as you spend time with family and friends and as you pause to thank God for all His blessings!
"Praise God from whom all blessings flow!"
Basketball practices have begun for students in 5th through 8th grade students. The gym is filled with various teams every evening as they prepare for the upcoming games and tournaments! Many thanks to the individuals that will be serving as coaches this season - their commitment to the sports program is much appreciated! For the latest schedule of games and tournaments, visit www.fastdir.com/immanuelwashington. We hope to see you in the gym at one of the many games!
Our Veteran's Day celebration will be held on Wednesday morning, November 9th, at Immanuel Lutheran School. A reception for our veterans and their guests will begin at 8:30 am in the gym. At 9:00 am, the program “We Salute America” will be presented by students in PK through 8th grade. We invite all veterans to attend this program as we pause to honor your service to our country!
This program will be presented again by students in the Joyful Noise Choir on Monday, November 14th to the residents of Meramec Bluffs retirement community in Ballwin. A special thanks to Mrs. Kaaz and Mr. Wunderlich for all their work in planning for both of these events.
The Scholastic Book Fair will soon be here! Books will be on display on the stage in the gymnasium and will be open Sunday, November 6th (during the Pork Sausage Dinner) through Thursday, November 10th (before school and at student pick-up times). A large selection of books will be available for children and adults! As in past years, the Classroom Wish List will be available for families to purchase books for a particular classroom or teacher. What a great way to support reading! In addition, our annual Family Reading Night will be held on Monday, November 7th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. We would love to have you join us as we hear our guest readers share stories, have the opportunity to look at the stars through telescopes, and enjoy other "out of this world" activities!
Apple butter is available for purchase this weekend after the church services. Prices are the same as in the past ($6.50 for each quart, $4.50 for a pint, and $3.00 for a half pint). Stop by the office to buy a few jars of this sweet treat! After this week, the apple butter will be available for purchase at Not Just Cut and Dried and L&F Foods (Loaves and Fishes).
Save the dates of September 21st through 24th 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!
As this new school year begins, students in 5th through 8th grade have been utilizing “Flex Time” every day of the week. Flex Time is built into the daily schedule – a 40 minute block of time each morning that is for students to use as individual work time as they focus on their daily assignments. In
Immanuel Lutheran School will be using a new Religion Curriculum, “One in Christ”, beginning this school year. Written by Concordia Publishing House, it is only available for students in 1st through 5th grade this year, but will be completed for all other grades by 2013. Through a comprehensive Bible survey and life-application stories, One in Christ promotes Bible literacy and discipleship. This new series will continue to provide the Biblical truths that CPH has always provided, but incorporate a greater level of technology-based activities as well as life-application components. The One in Christ curriculum centers on Christ so that students will have optimal opportunities to grow in their faith and Christian lives.
Another school year begins at Immanuel Lutheran on Wednesday, August 17th! This year, we begin our 148th school year of providing Christian education to the Washington area! Throughout this school year, continue to pray for the overall ministry that occurs at Immanuel, including:
- That the seed of faith is planted in the lives of our children and that it takes root in their hearts and grows strong
- That families stay committed to investing in their children’s spiritual and academic education
- That the teachers and staff members continue to be a blessing to families as they nurture and serve the children in their care
Registration for the 2011-2012 school year will be held the week of August 8th for parents of Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Parents may attend during anytime between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on August 8th through 11th. An evening registration meeting has been set for August 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is extremely important that each family be represented. If you are not available on these dates, please call the school office at 239-1636. Orientation sessions for children entering Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten are scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 am and another at 6:30 pm.