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.
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.