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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.
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.
It’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.
Immanuel Loves a Parade!
Join 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.
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 ***|
|***NOTE TIME CHANGE|
- 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.
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|
|12:00 -12:30pm:||Free choice|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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.
Immanuel Lutheran School students got to experience a very unique assembly on Friday, May 5th. Bubble Wonders, a performance starring author, speaker and Bubble Artist, Geoff Akins-Hannah, visited Immanuel. Students and staff got to participate as Geoff showed us how “Anything is Possible.” It was a fun and inspirational afternoon for everyone!
As the season comes to a close, a big congratulations to all 5-8 graders who took the time to practice and compete. We had many that obtained personal bests and some simply tried something new this season.
Best of luck to the 8th graders as they move on to new ventures next school year. We look forward to seeing everyone else next season.
Congratulations to those State Bound in Track and Field!
Immanuel Lutheran School will be represented once again this year. We have State Bound Athletes in 1600 m, Disc and Shot Put, Girls’ 4×800 m team, Boys’ 4×100 m team and Long Jump. The LSA State Track and Field Meet will be held the weekend of May 20th and 21st at Concordia University, Chicago.
Good Luck to Everyone!
On May 5th the 1st – 8th grade classes performed in a Musical Revue. This is a new event for Immanuel students which replaced our spring talent show. For the revue each class learned a song from a different decade to sing at this all school event. Each class was introduced by Middle School students with fun facts about the decades.
We’d like to share a special thank you to the families, students, teachers, Student Council, Mrs. Glawe, Mrs. Laabs, Mrs. Schiestel, and Mrs. Sandusky for a spectacular night. Fun was had by all! It was so nice to see all of the families together in one room laughing and supporting Immanuel during the revue and afterwards at the ice cream social.
We’d also like to thank the Ombudsman art class in Chicago for joining efforts to support the program with their unique and very well crafted Jukebox Time Machine!
Chapel on a Thursday? Yes, that’s right. Immanuel Lutheran School students, teachers, and parents attended a special chapel service on Thursday, May 4th to observe the National Day of Prayer. Principal Delaine Schiestel led the chapel service and talked with the students about sheep knowing their shepherd’s voice, and following Jesus. Students from each grade then led the school in prayer:
- Kindergarten students offered prayers of thanksgiving for Jesus.
- 1st graders prayed for families.
- 2nd graders led prayers for friends.
- 3rd graders prayed for our world, nature, and creation.
- 4th graders gave thanks for our faith.
- 5th graders offfered prayers of gratefulness that God provides us with food, shelter, and all we that we need.
- 6th graders prayed for our church, school, pastors, and teachers.
- 7th graders prayed for our nation, and our leaders.
- 8th graders prayed for those who do not yet believe in Jesus.
Yes - it was a special service indeed.