Once again, a new school year is upon us and our halls are full of energy as we welcomed students back to ILS. This year we celebrate our 150th year of providing Christian Education to the families in the Washington area through our school! We can't think of a better reason to celebrate! Throughout the school year, we will highlight different activities and events of our past 150 years and share pictures from our archives in our chapel services as well as the weekly newsletter. We are excited to have you alongside us as we continue a long tradition at Immanuel Lutheran and look forward to what God has in store for us in the future!
Our new gym floor is almost done! The picture to the left appears to show a wood floor, but it is actually VCT tile. The lines for the court are being inlaid for volleyball (now with a 10' kill line) and basketball (now complete with a 3-point line)! When all work is complete, we will have a center logo of the crusaders also waxed into the floor, banners of teams in our league, and refinished bleachers. We are looking forward to the completion of this project as well as cheering on our volleyball and basketball teams this season in our newly renovated gym!
Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be held the week of August 6th for parents of Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Parents may stop by anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on August 6th through 9th. An evening registration meeting has been set for August 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 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. An evening orientation session for all new students and all children entering Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten is scheduled for Thursday, August 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. All registration sessions will be held in the church narthex on the main floor of the facility.
Faith Hallien was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hallien on April 3rd and has been in intensive care ever since. With a long road in front of them, the ILS school families wanted to visibly show their support of the Hallien family. Pink t-shirts with the phrase “Gotta Have Faith” were sold to interested ILS families and students. In just two days, over 240 shirts were sold! On Monday, we took a picture of the students, staff, and parents wearing these shirts. As you can see, there was quite a bit of pink in the bleachers! Just one more way that the ILS family has visibly been showing our love and support for the Halliens. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our FAITH.” Hebrews 12:2
There were 169 students that have been selected as the 2012
Missouri Valley Young Achievers. The students will be recognized in two ceremonies this Sunday at East Central College. We are proud to announce that ILS had 8 students of the 169 selected as Young Achievers! In addition, ten of these students were selected as Medallion Award Recipients – among the ten is ILS student Ashley Sincox in 8th grade! What great news to receive of our student accomplishments!
Friday, April 20th is our spring musical, showcasing the talents of our 1st through 4th grade students! "The Rockslinger and His Greatest Hit" will be performed in the gymnasium at 7:00 pm. The musical is based upon the story of David and Goliath. Three thousand years ago, a shepherd boy faced an overwhelming enemy on a battlefield, armed with a sling, a staff, and a courageous faith in God. The message—thirty centuries later—is still fresh: Though we may tremble in our weakness, there is no darkness that God cannot overcome. In this version of the David and Goliath story, the power of that message comes through using music and a little humor!
Easter is coming soon. Immanuel invites all families with children 12 or under to join us this weekend, Sat. March 31. Registration begins at 10:00 AM. The 1st hunt begins at 11 AM. The free Easter Egg Hunt at Krog Park is for all families in our community. Immanuel volunteers filled 2500 eggs with candy and stickers to give out during the hunt.
There will be sand art, ballons, bubble making, and photos with Easter Bunny. This year we will also offer free hot dogs.The next day is Palm Sunday. You are invited to join us singing & carrying palms into the sanctuary. All families from our community are invited. We hope to see you there.
Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, March 7th as we honor our Grandparents! Activities for Grandparents Day begin at 8:15 am. The day includes a chapel service, visits to their grandchild’s classroom, a reception, and a large group program. Students in K-8 will then be dismissed at 11:30 am as many grandparents take the opportunity to take their grandchildren to lunch. We hope to have your child’s grandparents join us for this day!
Plan to join us on Saturday, March 10th as we celebrate “Building Strong Families” through our annual Dinner Auction. The silent auction starts at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and the oral auction. Tickets are $35 each – stop by the school office by Thursday, March 1st to purchase them. Contact the school office (636-239-1636) if you have any questions. If you haven't attended an ILS Dinner Auction yet or not for a while, invite a friend and enjoy an evening out with us!
Immanuel's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group is hosting a babysitting night on Saturday, February 25th from 5:00 – 9:00 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.