The theme for the 2011 - 2012 school year is “Firmly Planted, Deeply Rooted, Growing Strong.” In a letter written to the Colossians, the Apostle Paul encourages them with the following words – “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7). As we journey through this school year, we will explore these words of St.
Work on the new school office is coming together nicely. Only four weeks of summer left and we are on target for having everything complete on this project in plenty of time before the start of school. Drywall is almost all hung and the mudding and taping is nearly complete! After the painting is done and new carpeting put in, the office will be ready for us to move in! This photo shows the view of the new school office from the main entrance for the school. In the photo is the new office window, where families and guests will stop by throughout the day.
The Washington Town and Country Fair Parade is right around the corner, held on Sunday, July 31st! The theme for the fair this year is "The Best Days of Summer". This year, the Evangelism Committee has offered a free t-shirt to all students wanting to walk alongside and participate with the ILS float. The t-shirts will be tie-dyed and state "The Best Days of Immanuel – Building Strong Families". Students will be walking alongside the float playing summer games (water guns, Frisbees, etc.) The fair parade starts around 4:30 pm, but an exact meeting time will be determined later.
This has been the summer for changes! Not only is the construction of our new sanctuary going on as planned, but we are in the midst of several big changes at Immanuel Lutheran School! This summer, we are busy:
1. Relocating the school office into a larger space and at a more prominent location
2. Securing the school building so we will be a locked campus during the school day
3. Renovating the existing staff workroom to allow for more efficient work space
The upper grade students of
Immanuel Lutheran is now accepting applications for children entering Preschool through 8th grade during the 2011-2012 school year! In addition, families that register a child for 1st through 8th grade for next year, return the enrollment form by February 18th and pay the registration fee(s) by April 29th will receive a discount of $25 per child on their registration fee. Contact the school office (636.239.1636) to request an enrollment packet or for more details.
Attention parents of children entering Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten: registration for the 2011-2012 school year will be held during the week of January 18th. Parents should stop by the school office any day during the week between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to register their child(ren). If you are unable to stop by the school during the school day, you may register during the evening on January 20th, anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 pm.
On January 13th, ILS will host the St. Louis Cardinals “Doin’ It Right” program. We will have Joe Cunningham, former Cardinals First Baseman, along with Fredbird share the importance of staying positive throughout life. This assembly will be held in the gym beginning at 10:00 am. Parents and friends are encouraged to join us for this exciting morning!
Our annual Choral Vespers worship service will be held on Wednesday, December 15th, beginning at 7:00 pm. All students in 1st through 8th grade are expected to be present as they will be participating in the service in recitations, singing songs, and sharing their musical talents. This year’s program, titled “God’s Love at Christmas”, is based on the hymn, "God Loves Me Dearly" and built around the familiar account of the Christmas story found in Luke.
Christmas Child is an international Christian relief organization, headed by Franklin Graham, that collects gift-filled shoe boxes and delivers them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in desperate situations around the world. In addition to gifts, each box contains literature in their language which delivers the Gospel message. Last year over 8 million shoe boxes were collected internationally and delivered to children in 110 countries including Ghana, Madagascar, Romania and Papua New Guinea.
Immanuel Lutheran School children, this week, donated and filled 165 shoe boxes for distribution to needy children around the world at Christmas!