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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.



Bubble Wonders Brings Bubble Fun

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!

Qualifying For the State Track and Field Meet

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!

Musical Revue a Hit!

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 the National Day of Prayer

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.

2017 Fine Arts Festival a success!

This year’s Lutheran Fine Arts Festival was a success for Immanuel Students! Held on April 28th, it was a long day of competition and practices for the evening concert. All in all, we had a great day. The Concert Band received a red ribbon (Excellent). The judge was pretty tough, but noted “very many quality sounds, a fine presentation.”

We had many blue ribbons (a Superior rating) this year. Nine students were one point away from a perfect score! This has never happened before! These ribbons went to a student on piano AND french horn and well as students playing alto saxophone, oboe, trumpet, clarinet and tenor saxophone. Two other students received blue ribbons on snare drum and were just a few points away from a perfect score!

Immanuel also had red ribbon (Excellent rating) soloists on flute and piano and piano and a white ribbon for clarinet.

Our artists were indeed excellent! At the evening concert, each music judge and art judge recommends a soloist or art piece for the “best of the best” of the evening. We are very proud to announce that an Immanuel student’s oil painting of her Waterlily was chosen as the “best of the best” in the evening.

Immanuel also had one student receive a blue ribbon for her art piece. Eight other students received red ribbons for their excellent work. Six artists received a white ribbon, (good rating).

Thanks to all for their hard work and determination! Many thanks also to Mrs. Glawe, Director of Music who accompanied three students and who stayed with us all day for encouragement and support! Thanks also to our parents who came for extra support! Thank you to all parents who support and encourage their children to practice outside of school.

Husband and Wife Global Messenger Duo Thanks Immanuel’s Students


Immanuel Principal Delaine Schiestel and Special Olympics Global Messengers Lisa and Kurt Nobel.

Special Olympics Global Messengers, Kurt and Lisa Nobel, gathered with Immanuel Lutheran School students for chapel yesterday and then stayed to personally thank them for Immanuel’s support of the Hospitality and Game tent at the Special Olympics Area 18 Annual Spring Games-Track and Field Competition this coming Sunday.

The Nobels became Special Olympics Global Messengers last October and have been competing in Special Olympics a combined forty years plus. They’ve celebrated many victories together, on and off the field, including their 8th wedding anniversary earlier this month. This was Kurt’s 4th speaking event, earning him a coveted Special Olympics Global Messenger jacket.

They thanked Immanuel for supporting the Hospitality and Game tent. Immanuel volunteers, both adults and students, have sponsored the Hospitality Tent for 22 years, under the able direction of Elaine Schmitt and Carol Hajkaluk. This year, Immanuel’s Student Council sponsored a bake sale, raising over $500 to help with the effort.

From the moment Immanuel Principal Delaine Schiestel introduced the Nobels, they were terrific role models for the students. Not only did they express appreciation, they talked about the importance of being brave, doing your best, and being supportive of others. Judging by the robust round of applause when they finished speaking, the students also appreciated them!

To learn how you can help with Immanuel’s 2017 Special Olympics Hospitality Tent, please see Immanuelpalatine.org/special-olympics. Come on out this Sunday and cheer on Lisa and Kurt! They will be competing in race walking and mini-javelin events.