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Trunk or Treat – October 22, 2017

Trunk or TreatRainy weather made it necessary to move the event inside this year but it didn’t spoil the fun! Thank you to all the volunteers that made our 2017 Trunk or Treat a success. A special thanks to the Palatine Library for hosting story time. Here are some pictures of the event.


Congratulations to our Cross Country Bobcats!

Congratulations to our Bobcat Cross Country teams on their appearance at the State competition in Bloomington last weekend. The girls placed 7th overall, and the boys finished in 8th place. 4 of our runners qualified for Nationals at Concordia University Wisconsin this Saturday. On the boys team, two Immanuel athletes finished in 1st place and 5th place for the 6th grade and under division. On the girls team one athlete finished in 3rd place for the the 6th grade and under group, and another runner attained 4th place for the 7th & 8th grade girls division.

Way to go runners! Good luck at Nationals this weekend.


Solar Eclipse – Fun and Educational

Immanuel joined in the solar eclipse-fever that swept the country this week. Monday, Immanuel’s K-8 students learned about and experienced the solar eclipse. In the morning, students first learned about what causes an eclipse and how to protect their eyesight during one. Then, during the eclipse, students used a variety of methods to view the local partial eclipse as well as the NASA live stream of the eclipse. Additional eclipse activities will continue in the classrooms throughout the week. “The excitement from students and staff on seeing this scientific wonder take place was contagious. The eclipse became a perfect springboard to learning,” said Immanuel Principal, Delaine Schiestel.

The eclipse is just one special learning event… Immanuel students experience the joy of discovery every day. If you have any questions about Immanuel Lutheran School, please contact Principal Delaine Schiestel at 847-359-1936 or dschiestel@ilcp.org.

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School is located at 200 North Plum Grove Road (at Wood Street) in downtown Palatine, just two blocks east of the Palatine Metra Train Station.

About Immanuel Lutheran School
Beginning as a simple, one-room schoolhouse in 1870, Immanuel Lutheran School has grown into an educational campus located at Plum Grove Road and Wood Street in the heart of downtown Palatine. Immanuel Lutheran School partners with parents to provide a disciplined, nurturing environment where children can flourish in their Christian learning and academic excellence. Immanuel is the only K-8 private school in Illinois to have twice been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Education Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education and is fully accredited.

American Heritage Girls Troop #IL0412 and Trail Life Troop #0412 “Feed My Starving Children”

Boys and girls from Immanuel Lutheran’s American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Troops had one “last blast of summer” that was not only fun, but also significant. They gathered Monday night at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg and packed “nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to reverse malnutrition” for starving children in Iraq. They packed enough to feed 31 children for an entire year.

“It was good to have the American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA trail men come together to serve as a launch to our new year. Our members love to make a difference in other children’s lives,” says Trephina Bedell, Immanuel’s children’s ministry coordinator.

American Heritage Girls Troop #IL0412 and Trail Life Troop #0412 will be holding a Community Open House on Tuesday, September 5th beginning at 7:00 p.m. for all families wishing to learn more about their troops.

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a faith-based character development program for girls ages 5 - 18. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG has grown from ten troops and 100 members to over 40,000 members across five countries and 49 U.S. states. Girls participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

Membership in American Heritage Girls is open to all girls in the community (ages 5 – 18) and Trail Life USA, is open to all boys (ages 5 – 18) in the community.

Trail Life USA is a national organization that focuses on developing boys and young men, providing outdoor adventures and character building opportunities. The men teach the young men, and the young men teach the boys. The focus is on the youth, learning responsibility, integrity, and growing through teaching and learning to see God’s hand in everything.

To learn more, please contact Trephina Bedell at 847-359-1936.

The Final Countdown…

back to schoolIt’s almost here, just around the corner – it’s (gasp) time to get ready to go back to school. School supplies have been displayed in the stores since the 5th of July, but I could deny that the end was near as long as it was still July. But now – now it’s August. It really is time to get ready for school. We held the first of our final registrations this week. Our final workday is Saturday, August 5th, from 8 am – noon to finish a variety of projects in anticipation of the First Day of School. Immanuel’s teachers will once again pledge their willingness to serve the Lord here this Sunday, August 6th, at 9:15. Our new PE teacher, Joel Moritz, will also be installed as a part of our faculty at that service. The teachers return on Monday to get their classrooms ready for school. Next Sunday morning (the 13th) will be the Bobcat Blitz, and Backpacks, Blessings, and BBQ at the Bandshell. And the first day of school is August 16th. I invite your family to join us for each of these events – the workday, worship, and the Backpack celebration. More info can be found at www.ilcpschool.org.

Pause and take time to savor the last few days of summer vacation with your family.

God’s Blessings,

Delaine Schiestel

Palatine Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade Information for Immanuel Saturday, July 1

Immanuel Loves a Parade!

parade pastor warrenJoin us on Saturday, July 1st, at 11:00 a.m. for Palatine’s Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade. Immanuel will be participating in the parade again this year. Thousands line the streets in downtown Palatine to watch the parade…and the parade passes right by Immanuel on Wood Street. This is a great opportunity for us to get the “Word” out to the greater Palatine community about the wonderful things happening here at Immanuel.

All Immanuel members, students/families, coaches, staff, American Heritage Girls, and Trail Life Boys, are invited to participate in Immanuel’s parade unit. All ages are welcome! We will have a vintage John Deere tractor pulling a trailer, which will have places to sit if you prefer not to walk.

Meet at the flagpole outside the school’s main entrance at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Those gathered will depart at 10:15 a.m. to walk to the parade line-up area.

We are in need of several adults to carry flags and banners, and to help distribute special Immanuel materials along the parade route.

Those interested should contact Pastor Warren via e-mail at PastorWarren@ilcp.org or by phone at 847-359-1549 (church/school) or 630-673-2839 (cell).


What: Palatine’s Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade

When: Saturday, July 1st

Place to Meet: In the Immanuel parking lot by the flagpole at the main entrance

Time: 10:00 a.m. (At 10:15 a.m., we will leave as a group and walk over to the parade line up area on Wood Street, south of the train tracks, between Cedar and Quentin.)

What to Wear: ILS/Bobcat spirit wear; patriotic or red, white & blue shirts; comfortable walking shoes; cap/hat for sun protection. Parents, please apply sunscreen to your child(ren) and to yourself prior to 10:00 a.m.

Bring: A bag or two of candy to pass out during the parade (LEAVE ANY WATER/SQUIRT GUNS AT HOME! These are not permitted by the Jaycees, and we will not be invited back next year.)

Participants are welcome to bring their own water bottles, but we will have water bottles on ice for participants transported on the trailer throughout the duration of the parade.

The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. sharp and will pass between our parking lots. Immanuel is UNIT #63. The parade ends at Wood and Oak Streets, near Cutting Hall.

Bobcat Volleyball Clinic 2017


Immanuel Boys and Girls Volleyball Clinic Dates and Times

Clinics are for Boys and Girls going into 5th grade-8th grade

July 10th 10am-12 noon
July 11th 10am-12 noon
July 12th 10 am-12 noon
July 13th 1:30-3:30pm ***
July 17th 1:30-3:30pm
July 18th 1:30-3:30pm
July 19th 1:30-3:30pm
July 20th 1:30-3:30pm
    No experience needed

    We will go over basic skills- bump/pass, attack/spike and serving
    Basic movements and flow of the game.
    Lots and lots of touches on the ball.

    Any questions please contact the school office at (847) 359-1936.

ESS SOS –- May 31 – June 2nd

Immanuel Lutheran School Presents… E.S.S. S.O.S.
(Extended School Supervision – School’s Out Service)

Kick Start Summer Days

Come join us for a few days before Discovery Camp starts! We have lots of fun SUMMER activities planned for you!

7:00am: ESS SOS Opens
7:00-9:00am: Arrival, breakfast, free choice
9:00-10:00am: Planned Activity
10:00-10:45am: Large Motor/Outside
10:45-11:30am: Planned Activity
11:30am -12:00pm: Lunch
12:00 -12:30pm: Free choice
12:30-1:30pm: Planned Activity
1:30-2:15pm: Large Motor/Outside
2:15-3:00pm: Planned Activity
3:00-3:30pm Snack
3:30-5:00pm Movie
5:00-6:00pm: Free choice


Important Information:
ESS SOS is a $6.00 per hour charge just like ESS, and will be billed to you. To sign up for ESS SOS, please turn in a sign up form, to the ESS Director. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 24th!
Please email Kari Judge at essdirector@ilcp.org for any questions.


2017 Field Day

Our Field Day is right around the corner on Thursday, May 25th. This event celebrates the end of the school year for K-8th graders. The kids LOVE this event! Here are some photos of the fun activities at past Field Days.