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!
Immanuel will host a special Veterans Day service for the community at 9:00 AM, Nov.10. The community and especially all Veterans, regardless of faith, are invited. Following a service in the gym a special reception will be held for our guests. Guests are encouraged to call the school office (239 1636) so we know an approximate number to plan for.
President Wilson, in 1919, declared Veterans Day a holiday to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. We celebrate Veteran's day to preserve the historical significance of the date, the end of WW1. But most importanty we focus on the purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our freedom, including freedom of religion.
We look forward to giving thanks for these men and women who have served us. All students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue on Wednesday.
On Friday October 29, Immanuel will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in the church parking lot from 6 to 9 PM. Activities include face painting, pumpkin decorating, cupcake walk, storytelling and movies. All are free! We do encourage Immanuel families to bring their car, pickup or trunk and participate. The more the merrier! If you will enter your vehicle please call the school office and fill out a short application. The fee for entering your car and displaying your theme is only $5.00. There will be food & drink available for purchase.The community is invited.
So, what is a Trunk-or-Treat? Bring your car, truck, or SUV to the church parking lot before 5:30 PM and decorate your trunk, bed, or hatch. We will provide you with the candy and treats to be handed out. From 6 - 9 PM the children will walk from vehicle to vehicle trick-or-treating. Please nothing too scary! Friendly costumes are encouraged. Themes are a neat way to decorate. ie. superheroes, politicians, sports, pirates. We will have 3 prizes for the best decorated trunk.
It’s the time of the year again for Apple Butter! Did you know that we use 110 bushels of fresh apples to make over 300 gallons of sweet apple butter? Volunteers come in to peel the apples, cut and core them, cook and stir the apples in 40 gallon kettles, and can them into jars. There are approximately 600 hours of volunteer labor for this huge undertaking each year!
The theme for the 2010-2011 school year will be “Serving in His Steps”. This theme is based on the apostle Peter’s words found in 1 Peter 4:10-11, stating that “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”
ILS teachers came in over their summer vacation to meet and discuss our plans for a new reading curriculum for next school year. After reviewing four curriculum series, we have decided to go with Treasures as the new reading series for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. This series by Macmillan / McGraw-Hill will be all-inclusive and cover reading, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting. In addition to Treasures, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will continue to utilize Shurley English for grammar instruction. We are truly excited about this new curriculum for our Language Arts program and are sure you will like the results!
Immanuel Lutheran School will once again be offering Summer Enrichment Courses. Does your child like Curious George? Do they love science? Would you like to help develop your child’s volleyball skills? We have these and many other summer enrichment classes for children going into 1st through 6th grade. These classes are open to all children – current ILS students and those from the church and the community! Information packets and registration forms for these classes are available by clicking here or by contacting the school office at (636) 239-1636.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is all about sharing the love of Jesus with children and families. Join us this summer, June 14-18 and invite friends! It's summer fun for everyone! At the right you will find a button to register online. Its easy. Ask your children to invite and register their friends too!
This summer the VBS theme is Planet Zoom. It promises to be a zip, zap, zoomin’ good time for kids of all ages. There’s a whole new world Planet Zoom where little is BIG. Kids will meet Scout, a bee in the Planet Zoom hive, and four other bee friends who will guide them through the week.
Come join us at Immanuel Lutheran School on Friday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm for the 1st – 4th grade musical production of “Arkeology”. This familiar Bible story about Noah's ark is told using creative dialogue from the animals’ perspective as God leads Noah on one of the most outrageous adventures in the history of mankind. Noah's obedience protected him and his family through the greatest storm the earth will ever encounter. This fun-filled musical is a great reminder that God will help us weather any of life's storms as long as we are obedient to His will.