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ICS Essentials March 20, 2014 In This Issue Quick Links

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CALENDAR First Look Friday March 28 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. ICS Book Fair April 8 - 11 Visiting Day @ ICS April 11 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Easter Break April 14-18 Regular School Day

No School:  Easter Break: Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18  Classes Resume: Monday, April, 21 (Snow Make-up Day)8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. NOTE: Dismissal at 3:15 p.m., not the usual 1:30 p.m. dismissal. ICS Spring Book Fair April 8 - 11 Come visit our "Book Fair Fiesta!" and celebrate reading with great books for everyone! Book Fair hours are TuesdayFriday 8:30am-4:00pm with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:30pm in the school library. Click here to view the schedule and details. Can't make it to the fair? No problemo! Shop online from April 1st-21st (link will go LIVE April 1st). It's easy, fun and supports the ICS library. Contact library staff for additional information. Vamos a leer! Spread the Word - First Look Friday, March 28 We have a few First Look Friday Open Houses left. They are scheduled for Friday, March 28, April 25 and May 16 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. We have had great success with these Open Houses. Tell a friend or neighbor! Please RSVP here.

(Snow Makeup) April 21 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ICS Talent Show May 2 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ICS Calendar (Overview) ICS Calendar (Detailed)

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Visiting Day @ ICS Do you know a family who is considering a change to a private Christian school? Perhaps they have considered Immanuel but feel they need more information? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about - Visiting Day @ ICS! On Friday, April 11, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am, families with students in grades 3 through 7 will have the opportunity to "try ICS on for size" by joining a class for a regularly scheduled Friday morning! For more information and to RSVP, click here. Limited space is available. RSVPs must be received by Friday, April 4th. Questions? Contact Lauren Umble. A BIG Thank You to Parents The faculty and staff send a BIG thank you to parents for the generous show of appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week. The luncheon was delicious and the gift baskets were absolutely amazing. It's so fun to hear the stories of who won the different gift baskets! The middle school teachers appreciated the great snack food that was set out for them during the week as well. Thank you for showing your support in tangible ways to the ICS team. We are truly blessed to have such great faculty and staff at ICS, and equally blessed to have so many wonderful parents show support for the ICS team throughout the entire school year. Financial Aid Applications for tuition assistance are processed online by FACTS. All required documentation is due by Wednesday, April 16. There is a processing fee of $30 for this service. Families who are currently receiving aid should have received information in their re-enrollment package. Please remember that a new online application must be completed each year you request tuition assistance. Word of Mouth Marketing A number of you have been sharing the news about ICS with your friends. There is a webform you can complete to let us know who they are and to allow us to follow up. Or you can submit the form on paper. Click here to download the form.

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News and Notes Verse Recitation for 3rd Quarter Next Week All students in grades 1-8 will be reciting quarter verses next week. 

Elementary: Grades 1-5 o 3rd Quarter: Thursday, March 27 (1st try) & Friday, March 28 (retry)

o 1st & 2nd Quarters: Wednesday, April 2 (1st try) & Thursday, April 3 (retry) Middle School: Grades 6-8 o 1st -3rd Quarters: Thursday, March 27 (1st try) & Friday, March 28 (retry)

100 Verse Recitation There is an opportunity at the end of the 4th quarter for students who wish to quote additional verses to total 100 verses for the year. A special Bible, which the student selects, is awarded for this achievement. Your student's Bible teacher will provide information to the student about the 100 verses recitation. Please note that all additional verses must be printed and submitted to the Bible teacher by May 14. All students who want to recite 100 verses must complete them by June 2 for all grades. Please contact your student's Bibe teacher for additional information. Lost and Found on Display March 31-April 3 Lost and found will be on display Monday-Thursday, March 31-April 3 at the main entrance to the school. Many lost and found articles, especially coats and jackets, have accumulated over the winter months. Please stop by the display tables to check for items your student may have lost.  

Items that have a name in them will be returned to their owner! Please remember to label ALL clothing, including uniform items, PE clothing and outer wear. Many clothing items are being left after sports activities and PE. Please be sure to look for your lost items now. All items not claimed by April 3 will be donated to Immanuel's Hope Ministry. Order Form for School Supplies Due TODAY! School Kidz, a program through Staples, offers the opportunity for students to "preorder" their school supplies for next year. School Kidz school supplies kits are:  customized to the supplies needed by the specific grade level.  delivered at the end of the school year in a handy storage box you can keep and use throughout the year! 

contains most of the supplies you need for next year (you will only need to purchase a few additional items to complete your required school supplies)

School Kidz school supply kits also help provide a small financial return to ICS! This is an optional program we are offering to our families. Order forms (1 per child) went home several weeks ago and are due TODAY, Thursday, March 20. If you have not yet turned in the paper order form you can still order online at School Kidz. Once on the website enter our account number, 94000. You can also use the link on the ICS Homepage to access the online order form. Online orders must be paid by credit card. You may order online until March 28. Questions, contact Angie Lam . Immanuel's Got Talent! Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual ICS Talent Show...Immanuel's Got Talent! You are invited to the all-school assembly on Friday, May 2 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Umble.

Opening for Middle School Office Assistant for 2014-2015 Immanuel has an opening beginning August 2014 for a Middle School Office Assistant. This position is full time during the school year (with limited and flexible hours in the summer) with paid vacation and benefits. The Middle School Office Assistant would be responsible for providing administrative and clerical support for the Middle School teachers and students, assisting with student records, processing recommendations and transcripts, and general office work. Skill required in Microsoft Word. Additional experience with Excel and other MS products is a plus. Contact Susan Huber in the school office if you are interested. Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 21. ICS PTF Treasurer A volunteer is needed for the ICS PTF Treasurer position to help with a light bookkeeping work for about an hour per week working from home. This can be counted toward your parent service hours. If you are interested, please email MiYoung Park or call her at 703.339.5754. Science Fair Winners Congratulations to all the Science Fair winners! A big thank you to Mrs. Alvarado and Mrs. Nyboer for overseeing the fair. 6B: 1st Place: Amy Herrema, 2nd Place: Kara Jackson 3rd Place: Rykken Johnson 6A: 1st Place: Conner Slattery: 2nd pLace: Cole Kalenak and Anna Boyer 3rdPlace: Carsyn Smeada Math Pi Day About 20 middle school students arrived at school on 3/14, ready to celebrate Pi Day by showing how many digits they had memorized. Because the digits of pi do not repeat or terminate, this was a fun challenge for many of our students. Mrs. Pate and Mrs. Ferrell give a big "High 5" to Julia White, who - in front of her 6th grade math class as witnesses - recited 142 digits of pi. Lots of pi was memorized, and lots of pie was eaten! Math Road Show Coming to ICS The U.S. Science and Engineering Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. the weekend of April 26-27. Leading up to the weekend, various scientists, engineers, tech innovators, and mathematicians will be speaking at local schools. ICS has been selected to host Dr. Bruce Bayly, a mathematician from the University of Arizona and creator of the Math Road Show. He will be sharing his enthusiasm and expertise with our students and the extended ICS community. Parents and children are welcome to attend his presentation that will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 11:45-12:45 in the Worship Center. Join us! Spring Picture Day is Coming Spring pictures are scheduled for ICS students on Thursday, April 24. This is an optional picture day. Only the students who order pictures will have their picture taken on this day. All students, even if you are not ordering pictures, may dress down. Dress down rules apply. If the weather is nice, students will have their pictures taken outside. Order forms will be coming home soon. You may pay with a check or fill in your credit card information on the form. Two parents volunteers are also needed to help that day. You will earn $15 off your child's pictures as a volunteer. Contact Mary Sue Smith to help. After School Enrichment Classes: Snow Day Make-Up Dates 

Chess Club: the last class this session will be Monday, April 7

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Martial Arts: The last session was March 19, 2014 Art Club: o Monday classes: The last sessions will be Monday, March 31 & Tuesday, April 1 o Tuesday classes: The last session will be Tuesday, March 25 o Wednesday classes: The last session will be Wednesday, March 26 Spring After School Enrichment Classes will begin in April. Registration information will be emailed on Monday, March 24. Subscribe to the ICS Blog Keep up with all the ICS blogs! Click here to provide your email address to receive notification when a new blog is posted. You can always read the most recent blog and catch up on ones you may have missed from the link on the ICS homepage. Box Tops Thanks to all those that submitted Box Tops to support ICS. In the 2nd quarter, 3,891 Box Tops were submitted which totaled $381.90. So far this school year, you have raised $1169.80 for the school. 

The top three Box Top submissions for the second quarter are Ana/Lauren Boyer (6A/2B): 232 Box Tops, Erik Cobb (KB): 166 Box Tops, and Matthew Pannell (5A): 178 Box Tops. Congratulations and prizes to be announced!!! A huge thanks to Diana Dorsey (Emily Dorsey's mom) for helping with the count this quarter! Please keep the Box Tops coming for third quarter prizes! Please bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to the front office. Please make sure you check the expiration dates on the Box Tops because expired ones cannot be counted in the totals. Remember to sign up and support ICS here. Once you register, you will have access to coupons for Box Top products and have the opportunity to play fun games and earn eBox Tops for our school.

If you have questions, please contact our coordinator, Sophia Edwards.

ICS Summer Basketball Camp: June 16 - 20 Mark your calendars! ICS will again host a summer basketball camp from June 16-20. Camp will be held in the ICS gym from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Camp is limited to the first 100 campers, both boys and girls entering 4th - 9th grade. Fliers will go out soon. IBC Women's Spring Retreat: Next Week - March 28 & 29 The IBC Women's Retreat will be held March 28 & 29 at Immanuel Bible Church, with featured speaker Kelly Minter. The theme of the weekend is "No Other Gods Before Me." Register online here. Join us! Vacation Bible School at Immanuel Bible Church Mark your calendars for June 23-27 for Vacation Bible School week. 

Afternoon Program: 4 years old by 9/30/14 - entering 3rd grade


PM Program: entering 4th - entering 6th grades

Invite your friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there. Sign up beginning April 21.

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

Middle School Office Assistant If interested please see article above and contact Susan Huber. PTF Treasurer See article above for volunteer details. If interested please contact Miyoung Park. Spring Picture Day Help Needed Two parentsvolunteers are needed to help this day. You will earn $15 off your child's pictures as a volunteer Contact Mary Sue Smith to help. Book Fair Volunteers Needed Love books? Need service hours? Come have fun at the Book Fair Fiesta! Volunteers are needed for Fair set-up Monday, April 7, 8:30-1:30; lobby greeters and class visit assistants Tuesday-Friday April 8-11 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Fair take-down Friday, April 11 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Contact library staff or phone 703.941.1220 to volunteer. Hot Lunch Help Needed Servers Needed: We are in need of a few people to serve Hot Lunch each week. It is a once-amonth commitment on Wednesdays between 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This is a great way to satisfy your Parent Service Hours. It is always a blessing to serve side by side as a team interacting with the students and other ICS parents. We'll even treat you to lunch! If you are interested in helping, please contact Lori Slattery or call her cell at 703.338.8828.

March 20, 2014