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Immanuel Christian School

ICS Essentials March 21, 2013

Important News No School: Easter Break: Monday, March 25 - Monday, April 1 Classes Resume: Tuesday, April 2 New Check-In Procedure, April 2 at ICS: Improved Security Measure We are pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, April 2 nd we will begin using the Raptor Security Sign-in System at ICS. This system scans a visitor's license the first time they come to ICS, runs a security check, and prints a picture I.D. that displays the name, date, time, and destination of the


visitor. Returning visitors who have had their license scanned will be in the database and will not need to be scanned again. This will give us greater oversight as to who enters and exits the school. Please help us by bringing your driver's license with you the next time you visit ICS. Spread the Word - First Look Friday April 5 Our last First Look Friday Open House is scheduled for Friday, April 5 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. We have had great success with these Open Houses. Tell a friend or neighbor! Please RSVP here. Family Service Day - April 13 Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13 as Immanuel Christian School and Immanuel Bible Church will Spring into Service for a Family Day of service at the Capital Area Food Bank. Please sign up here.

Pizza Lunch Rescheduled - Tomorrow! The Pizza Hot Lunch that was missed on Wednesday, March 6 due to snow and the cancellation of school has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 22. If you are scheduled to have Pizza Lunch this semester, you will have your pizza tomorrow and will not need to bring a lunch. SchoolKidz School Supplies Deadline Tomorrow March 22 On March 7 children in grades K-7 brought home a letter and order form regarding SchoolKidz School Supplies. SchoolKidz sponsored by Staples is a program that will allow you to order a personalized school supply kit tailor made to your child's classroom supplies for next year. This is an optional program but offered to you as a convenient way to purchase most of your child's school supplies for next year. The deadline to submit your order using the order forms is this Friday, March 22. Online orders can be place until April 5. School Kidz provides a small financial compensation to ICS for each kit ordered. Need another form? Contact the school office and one will be sent home with your child. Fortresses, Lies and Addictions...Read More by Mr. Danish How are fortresses, lies and addictions alike? This is a question I have been discussing with students over the past six months. You would be amazed how early in life children understand the meaning of the word "addiction." This is central to the Apostle Paul's message concerning the weapons of "divine" power (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Fortresses, lies and addictions are similar because they are built up over time and hard to tear down.... Click here to read more. A BIG Thank You from Mr. Pinkley Dear Families, thank you for your generous show of appreciation for the faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. The luncheon on Tuesday was very delicious and the gift baskets, well, it's like Christmas in the hallways at the end of the day. Everyone is excited and sharing stories of what they won with big smiles on their faces. I know 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 of you show your 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 April 17. 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.

News and Notes Verse Recitation for 3rd Quarter All students in grades 1 - 8 will be reciting quarter verses the week we get back from Easter Break. 

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Elementary: Grades 1 - 5 o 3rd Quarter: Thursday, April 4 (1st try) & Friday, April 5 (retry) o 1st & 2nd Quarters: Wednesday, April 10 (1st try) & Thursday, April 11 (retry) Middle School: Grades 6 - 8 o 1st - 3rd Quarters: Thursday, April 4 (1st try) & Friday, April 5 (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 verse 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 May 29 for Middle School and June 3 for Elementary. Please contact your student's Bible teacher for additional information. Cereal Drive for Capital Area Food Bank: April 5 Kid Tested! Mother Approved! ICS 4th graders are organizing a school-wide Cereal Drive for Capital Area Food Bank. Start collecting boxes of your favorite cereal. Donations will be collected in chapel on April 5, 2013. This cereal will go to needy children right here in Fairfax County. WordQuest: Save the Date for May 2 and PLAN TO ATTEND! Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to attend WordQuest, a writing exhibition & fundraiser on Thursday, May 2 in the Atrium of Immanuel Bible Church from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to an evening of reflecting on the power of words. Our evening will celebrate the creative writing process of every student in grades 1-8. Guests will hear selected student readings, browse books from every student, hear words of inspiration and be given the opportunity to invest in ICS. Don't miss this wonderful evening of fellowship and celebration! A special thank you to our sponsors for underwriting the cost of this event: Michael & Son, JEV Government Services and North Star Marketing. 100% of all funds raised will make an immediate difference for our teachers and students. More information and the opportunity to RSVP at can be found at www.icswordquest.com. Spring Book Fair Coming April 16-19


Come and explore the "Story Laboratory" where "Books = the best formula for knowledge and fun!". Fair dates: Tuesday, April 16 - Friday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily, with late evening hours Thursday, April 18 until 6:30 p.m. View hundreds of great books for recreational and summer reading. Volunteers are needed now too! For additional information email icslibrary@icsva.org. See you at the Book Fair! Volunteers are needed - see needs in the Volunteer Section in the bottom section of the Essentials. Spring Picture Day is Coming Spring pictures are scheduled for ICS students on Thursday, April 18. 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 parent 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. Math Olympics On Friday, March 15, 36 ICS students attended the ACSI Math Olympics at Emmanuel Christian School. They competed against 10 schools in the areas of mathematical reasoning and computation. All of the students did a wonderful job representing ICS and enjoyed the opportunity to use their gifts in a fun, competitive environment. When the results were announced, there were lots of happy faces. The following students received special recognition in the categories noted. 3rd grade Reasoning: Steffen Johnson 1st place, Caleb McIntyre 2nd place 4th grade Computation: Samantha Cho 1st place, Nathan Eskinder 5th place 4th grade Reasoning: Isabella Raneri and Lars Griffin tied for 2 nd place, Jack Daly 3rd place 5th grade Computation: Joon Kim 5th place 5th grade Reasoning: Julia White 2nd place, Caleb Thornhill 5th place 6th grade Computation: Anelise Johnson 3rd place, Emma Leinart 4th place 6th grade Reasoning: John Park 1st place, Lauren Potter 2nd place, Jailan Daniels 5th place 7th grade Computation: Tristan White 1st place, Joanne Kim 4th place 7th grade Reasoning: Daniel Patel 1st place, Christian Schwien 4th place 8th grade Computation: Hoon Kim 1st place, Nate Fox 4th place 8th grade Reasoning: Tommy Ritter 3rd place, Hannah Adams 4th place, Angie Arquette-Overman 5th place In addition to their 1st place finish, Tristan White, John Park, Samantha Cho, and Steffan Johnson were each awarded a medal for their exceptionally high scores. Congratulations to all of the participants for a job well done! Science Fair Winners 6A: Solei Edwards 1st place, 2nd John Park 2nd place, Emma Leinart 3rd place 6B: t Hannah Dodson 1st place, Amanda Houttekier 2nd place, Cody Lake 3rd place


Pictures Needed for Yearbook If you have any school event photos (sports events, field trips, etc), email them to Christi LeFevre or put them in her school mailbox. Box Tops: Thanks to all those that submitted Box Tops to support ICS. In the second quarter, 1,675 Box Tops were submitted which totaled $169.40 for the school.  The top three Box Top submissions were from Julia/Tristan White: 289 Box Tops; Victoria Rodriguez (6B): 187 Box Tops; and Shannon/Calvin McPheeters: 97 Box Tops.  Second quarter prizes include tickets to a Washington Capitals Hockey game, an AMF Annandale Lanes Pizza Bowl Package valued at $72 which include unlimited bowling for 6, shoe rental, pizza and soda, Target, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks gift cards. Thank you and congratulations!! Please keep the Box Tops coming for third quarter prizes which will include 2 tickets to the Washington Nationals/ Baltimore Orioles baseball game! Please bring your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child(s) name and grade to the front office. Please do not forget to sign up and support ICS at www.btfe.com/hero. Once you register, you will receive 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. Serve-A-Thon Classroom "Cheerleaders" Needed for NEXT Year We are looking for parents who would be willing to serve as classroom "cheerleaders!" As a Classroom Cheerleader you would go briefly into the classroom weekly to encourage students in their fundraising efforts, give updates and generate enthusiasm. We would be able to provide you with materials and guidelines for your class visits. Are you willing to step into this role next year for your child's class? If you are interested in learning more please contact Susan Huber or Beverly Atkinson. ICS Summer Basketball Camp: June 17-21 Mark your calendars! ICS will again host a summer basketball camp for ICS students from June 17-21. Camp will be held at ICS in the gym from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Camp is limitd to te first 100 campers, both boys and girls entering 4th - 9th grade. Fliers will go out soon. Vacation Bible School at Immanuel Bible Church Mark your calendars for June 24-28 for the week of Vacation Bible School.  

AM Program: 4 years old by 9/30/13 - entering 3rd grade PM Program: entering 4th-entering 6th grades

Invite your friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there!

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities


Need Help Covering Pushcart Books: 6 - 8 people needed The 5th graders will be re-using the Pushcart War books, which need to be re-covered. If you would like to help with this project, please meet April 10 in the school library. Materials and instruction will be provided. 6 - 8 people are needed. Contact Ann Marsh in the library to volunteer. Book Fair Volunteers Needed April 15-19 Need Parent Service hours? Come help and have fun at the book fair! Volunteers are needed for fair set-up on Monday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.; for class visits during the week TuesdayThursday April 16 -18 from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., and for fair take-down on Friday, April 19 from 4:00 5:30 p.m. Contact library staff or phone 703.941.1220 Tuesdays thru Fridays for information. Thanks! Lunch Help Needed on Tuesdays Help is needed on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the lunchroom. Please email Carroll Olson if you are able to serve in this way. Hot Lunch Help Needed on Wednesdays  Servers Needed: We are in need of 5 to 6 parents to serve hot lunch each week on Wednesdays. It is a once-a-month commitment for about 2 ½ hours on Wednesdays between 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. It is a great way to fulfill 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. Contact Lori Slattery.  Shoppers Needed: We also need volunteer shoppers (5) for drinks and snacks for the hot lunch program. Again, this is a once-a-month commitment with the added flexibility of shopping and delivering the goods to ICS at your convenience. This is a great way to earn parent service hours. For interest in any of the Hot Lunch openings please, e-mail Lori Slattery or call her cell at 703-338-8828. Support ICS Donate Online ParentsWeb - District Code ICS-VA Free Money Programs Combined Federal Campaign: #74453

March 21, 2013  

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