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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.

Friday, May 5th is Celebrate Day!

musicalreviewThe 1st – 8th Musical Revue will be taking the place of the Talent Show this year. All 1st – 8th grade classes are learning a song from a different decade to sing at this all school event. Student Council and Middle School students will be introducing each class with fun facts about the decades. Please mark your calendar for this fantastic event!

  • Rehearsal – May 5th, 10:00 am
  • Performance – May 5th, 6:30 pm
  • Ice Cream Social for all students and guests – immediately following the performance

Each class will be wearing a different colored t-shirt for this performance and again on Field Day. We will be collecting $5 from each student to cover the cost of this logo shirt.

Congratulations to our Lady Bobcats, National Runner Up in this year’s Tournament of Champions at Valparaiso University

Nationals Girls BasketballWe are proud of all the student-athletes on this year’s 2016-2017 Lady Bobcat Basketball Team!

March 26th’s final game turned out to be a real nail biter with the score tied at the end of regulation time against St. John Sauers Seymore, Indiana. Indiana scored the first points and in the end the Lady Bobcats needed to foul to try to get possession of the ball. The final score of the championship game was St. John 34- Immanuel 28. Girls, you had a great season and made a fine showing at Nationals! Congratulations on taking 2nd Place!

Immanuel would also like to congratulate:

Anna Schmitt and Coach Heather

Anna Schmitt and Coach Heather with their awards.

Coach Heather, who was given this year’s Tom Schultz Memorial Coaching Award;
Anna Schmitt, who was selected for the John Hoban Individual Sportsmanship Award;
Ruthie Montella who was named to the Girl’s Middle School All Tournament Team.

Ruthie Montella, pictured on far left, was named to the Girl's Middle School All Tournament Team

Ruthie Montella, (far left) was named to the Girl’s Middle School All Tournament Team.




Students in Grades 1-8 Participate in Three State Reading Awards

bluestem readersVotes were held in the school library for three reading awards: The Monarch Award, The Bluestem Award and the Rebecca Caudill Award. All of these programs are sponsored by Illinois School Library Media Association and include school and public libraries from all over the state of Illinois.

Students in grades 1-3 participated in the Monarch Award. All students heard 5 or more of the books that were on the Monarch list for this year. The students voted for their favorite one and we tallied the votes. Coming in 1st place was Winnie: The True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Two books tied for 2nd place and they were: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla and This Book Just Ate My Dog. 5th grade CaudillThe state winner was announced and coming in 1st place was Gaston (which was our school’s 3rd place choice).

In grades 3-5, 35 students participated by voting for the Bluestem Book Award. These students read at least 4 books out of the 20 selected books. The book that received the most votes from these students was The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable. Then we sent our votes to the state contest and the Bluestem winner for this year was El Deafo with Mission Unstoppable coming in 5th place in the state.

6th - 8th grade Caudill participantsThe Rebecca Caudill Award is for grades 4-8 and contains a list of 20 chapter books and students must read 3 or more on this list. 20 students participated this year. This year, there was not one book that had the majority of votes. One fourth of the students voted for the book Echo, and the state winner for the Rebecca Caudill Award was The Crossover.

Thank you to all who participated in these three programs. Students in grades 2-7 who want to participate in Bluestem or Rebecca Caudill for next year can get a start on reading some of the books now or over the summer. See Mrs. Crimmins for a list for next year’s nominees.

Maker Night 2017 – A Big Hit!

With about 60 families in attendance at Maker Night 2017, Immanuel was alive with discovery and creativity on Tuesday, March 14. Activities included sand art, Cad Sketch-up, History Fair, starring in a video, water bottle race cars, Invention Convention, making harmonicas, erupting volcanoes, kite making and more. Many, many thanks to all who made the evening possible! It was a lot of fun!

Water Bottle Balloon Cars

Students could create Water Bottle Balloon Cars, these boys are ready to race them!

Austin Newbury, from Power Construction Company demonstrated SketchUp, a 3D computer modeling program and gave students a chance to try it out.

Austin Newbury, from Power Construction Company demonstrated SketchUp, a 3D computer modeling program and gave students a chance to try it out.

Students were challenged to build the tallest tower using only straws and tape.

Students were challenged to build the tallest tower using only straws and tape.

Students created artwork using colored sand in bottles.

Students created artwork by layering colored sand in bottles.

Four Immanuel Students perform in 2017 Lutheran Honors Band Festival

lutheran band festivalThe Lutheran Honors Band is a one day festival that brings together the top musicians in our Illinois Lutheran middle school and junior high bands. This year we had 20 schools represented. Students are nominated by their directors, and chosen based on their credentials and the band’s instrumentation needs. They prepare music in advance that is rehearsed with the group and guest director on the day of the festival, and present an evening concert for families and friends. It is an opportunity to share their musical gifts with others, and experience a large ensemble and challenging literature.

BandPhoto2This year was the 14th annual year of LHB hosted by Concordia Lutheran School, in Peoria, IL. Immanuel has been a part of the LHB since it’s beginning. This year we were excited to bring three 8th graders and one 7th grader playing the oboe, percussion, alto saxophone and french horn. They participated in the full day event of rehearsals, sectionals, ending with a fantastic concert of difficult music!

We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of commissioning a new band work to celebrate the 15th anniversary festival by composer Todd Statler a composer with Alfred Music Publishing. His piece will feature music of our Lutheran hymnody. It will be a world premiere at the Lutheran Honors Band Festival which will take place at CLS, Peoria, IL on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Bubble Wonders is coming to Immanuel Lutheran School

bubble wonders anything is possibleOn Friday, May 5, 2017 Immanuel Lutheran School students will get to experience a very unique assembly. Author, Speaker and Bubble Artist, Geoff Akins-Hannah will be visiting Immanuel for his Bubble Wonders performance.

What can students expect to see? Here’s how Bubble Wonders describes the show:

BubblePic1Watch spellbound as Geoff creates Bubbles inside of bubbles, Bubble Caterpillars, Dancing Bubbles, Fog-filled Volcano Bubbles, Kid in a Bubble and much more! How about a Square Bubble? Anything is Possible!

Geoff’s gentle humor and “Anything is possible” message have delighted audiences worldwide! He has performed in 10 different countries and all across the U.S..

BubblePic2You’ll never look at bubbles the same way again!

It is sure to be a memorable experience for all! ILS Parents & siblings are welcome to attend.

Learn more at www.BubbleShows.com


ESS SOS – Spring Break March 27-31

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

Spring Break - March 27-31, 2017

This week join us in a PokemonTM Adventure! We will be making our own lunches every day this week!

PokeMon-day 27

Kick start this AWESOME week with all things Pokeball! Paper Plate Pokeball, Pokeball
Launcher, and even a Pokeball hunt!
Lunch: Pokeball Pizzas and Carrots
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Tepig Tuesday 28

Make a Pokemon Puzzle, your very own Pokemon Pet Rock, Oreo Cookie Pokeball craft and more!
Lunch: Pokemon Pinwheel Sandwiches and Mixed Fruit
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Wobafette Wednesday 29

We will be hatching our own Pokemon eggs?! Make your very own laminated Pokemon Card
Lunch: Charmander Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Applesauce
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Toracat Thursday 30

We will be busy with Pokemon themed egg dyeing, Pokemon character book marks, and more!
Lunch: Diglet Hot Dogs and Mixed Fruit
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Froakie Friday 31

Come join us for a fun filled day of Pikachu! Masks, cupcakes, boxes and more!
Lunch: Fruit Filled Pikachu Pancakes
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Important Information:
ESS SOS has 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” with the activity fees to the ESS Director.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, March 20th!
Please email Kari Judge at essdirector@ilcp.org for any questions.


The Popular Egg Coloring Night is Back ~ April 10th!

Everyone is welcome at this Fun “Make and Take!

Easter_eggsLooking for a little family fun for you and your preschooler? Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine is hosting an egg coloring event for preschoolers, kindergartners, and their caregivers from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10. Preschoolers can dye Easter eggs in a lively, fun environment.

This event is sponsored annually by Immanuel’s early childhood teachers and is always popular and well-received. Please call Mrs. Tres, Immanuel’s early childhood Director, at 847-660-4163 to reserve a spot. Please bring two dozen hard boiled eggs and a basket in which to bring them home.

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

About Immanuel Lutheran Preschool

Immanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Center has been providing quality Christian education in our community for over 50 years. Our teachers provide a warm, caring, family environment so that children can learn and thrive. Children learn by engaging in hands on relevant activities. We include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Pre-reading and language arts activities are also integrated into our thematic dramatic play units. Come and see our dynamic program in action.

For tours and enrollment information please contact Marlene Tres, early childhood director at Ecdirector@ilcp.org or 847-660-4163.

Parent Appreciation & Alumni Night

AlumniNight3Friday, February 24th, was Basketball and Cheerleader Parent Appreciation/ Alumni Night. What a night!

It started, as it should, with the basketball players and cheerleaders thanking their parents for their support and presenting their moms with a Bobcat blue-tinged carnation.


AlumniNight2Then the gym started heating up as dozens of former Immanuel players, cheerleaders and parents arrived to fill the gym for back to back basketball showdowns. The ladies took to the court first and a fast-paced game between the alumni girls and our current Bobcat girls ensued. Current and former cheerleaders kept the crowd rooting on the players. The alumni girls gave the current Bobcats a run for their money.


AlumniNight1Then the alumni boys took to the court to face our current Bobcat boys. The alumni boys were doing their best Harlem Globetrotter impersonations, complete with slam dunk attempts, but our current Bobcats stuck to their solid fundamentals and edged out the alumni by 1 point. To end the evening, the older boys and a couple of the girls played an exciting bonus round of alumni versus alumni hoops.

We are grateful to all the Bobcat families, past and present, who came to make the night a great success!