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Babysitting Night

Immanuel's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group is hosting babysitting night on Saturday, February 25th from 5:009:00 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.


Family Movie Night

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.


Upcoming Open House!

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.

State of the School and Church Address

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!

Join us for our Christmas Program!

The annual Choral Vespers Service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20th. Mrs. Kaaz is coordinating this worship service and is working with the teachers and students to prepare for this special evening. Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will be participating in the service in a variety of different ways.

This children's service, titled Light a Candle, involves the lighting of candles to represent the good news of God’s love, shown for us in the gift of His Son on that first Christmas. There are seventeen points in the service where candles will be lit including the four candles of God's Gifts – grace, love, peace, joy. Children will be sharing the Christmas story through spoken word, music, and group recitations. In addition, those in attendance will be able to listen to and sing along with the children as they sing favorite Christmas hymns such as Away in the Manger and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. This service has always been very well attended – plan to be in the gym early to get a seat!

Babysitting Night!

ILS Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will be hosting a babysitting night on Saturday, December 10th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.  Mothers in the MOPS group will watch your children (babies through 5th grade) at Immanuel Lutheran School while you get your Christmas shopping done, go out for some adult conversation, or just enjoy time alone.  Cost is $10 per child and includes dinner.  If you are interested, contact the school office at 636.239.1636.


Sleep in on Black Friday!

Sleep in on Friday . . . do your shopping online! is an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to ILS! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Barnes & Noble, and Macy’s have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting ILS! Simply visit the above web link and scroll down to GoodShop, click on the store at which you wish to shop, and if you have registered ILS as your recipient the donation will automatically be credited to our school.  
Gift Cards are also available for purchase through the ILS Scrip program. Hundreds of stores offer gift cards that can be used by the purchaser or given as gifts to others. Contact the school office to receive more information on the Scrip program. 


Happy Thanksgiving!

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 Season Begins!

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  We hope to see you in the gym at one of the many games!


Veteran's Day Program

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.