Archives for Nov 2014

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One thing I'm thankful for...

As the ILS community prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, we invited our faculty, our school board and the PTL executive board to share one thing they are thankful for this Thanksgiving....Read More

Immanuel's Football Team Braves the Cold

Saturday morning's cold temperatures couldn't stop the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School football team. Our team, lead by ILS upper school teacher Mr. Schultz and including several dads, teachers, teacher's husbands and congregants, took to the field for a rematch against the team from First Baptist, which Immanuel had first played a few weeks ago. Many ILS parents, teachers and students braved the cold to cheer on the team....Read More

Kindergarteners Learn Russian

Immanuel's Kindergarten students have been studying Russia, and today they enjoyed a special guest from 6th grader Olivia Minjack, who shared her knowledge of the Russian language and culture. Olivia speaks Russian, and prepared cards for the Kindergarten students with their names written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Students learned how some letters look the same in Russian and English, but that they sound very different. They all enjoyed practicing rolling their "Rs" for the Russian letter "P!" Olivia then impressed the class by reciting the Lord's Prayer entirely in Russian. ...Read More

ILS Annual Day of Service

A long-time annual tradition for the ILS community is to gather at the Thanksgiving holiday to remember our many blessings. "Mercy Forever" is our theme for our Annual Day of Service on Tuesday, November 25. The day will include opportunities for worship, presentations for parents, and acts service for our neighbor. Parents and friends are invited to participate in any/all of the day's activities....Read More

Music Moment with Miss German

By Miss Emily German, ILS Music Teacher Our Hymn of the Year, "I Bind unto Myself Today," sets the tone for our 70th academic year with strong and vivid imagery of the temporal and eternal blessings we receive when we "bind" this name, the name of the triune God, i.e. the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to everything we do as believers. Students across the grades have worked diligently in learning and memorizing the Hymn of the Year (also known with much endearment by some of the youngest as "that binding song," recognized whenever we cross our arms for the first motion!). That we may daily sing about our identity with the name of the Triune God is indeed a blessing and gift that we will gladly celebrate throughout the year....Read More

Polar Vortexes? Arctic Blasts? Blizzards? Snow Days? -- Special Guest Janice Dean Visits ILS

On Thursday, November 13, Immanuel Lutheran School welcomed special guest, Janice Dean, author and senior meteorologist for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. With falling temperatures, and winter right around the corner, it was the perfect time to hear from a weather expert on the forecast for the winter months in the DC region....Read More

Immanuel Football Game Saturday

This past Saturday, Upper School teacher Mr. Schultz organized an adult football game for the ILS community. Teachers, faculty spouses, parents and congregation members joined in a spirited game in preparation for this coming Saturday's big game - a rematch against the same team we played several weeks ago. All in the ILS community are invited to come support the ILS team at the game this coming Saturday, November 22nd. The game will start at 9am at Clermont Elementary (5802 Clermont Drive, Alexandria). Families and students are invited to come cheer on our team!...Read More

ILS Parent Fall Social

On Friday, November 14th, the ILS PTL organized a wonderful Fall Parent Social for the community. Parents first had the opportunity to gather with parents and teachers in their students' classrooms, where they enjoyed fellowship and tasty treats (the Kindergarten class impressed everyone by bringing in Chick-fil-A!). The PTL also prepared a fun Quiz for classes to test their knowledge of ILS Trivia, as well as for parents to get a sampling of some of the many things ILS students are studying this year. If you missed the evening, or didn't get a copy of the Quiz, you can view it here!...Read More

Six Questions with Miss Fleming

This week, we continue our Six Questions interview series Immanuel's new Kindergarten teacher, Miss Fleming. Many returning ILS families may remember Miss Fleming, who student-taught at Immanuel during the 2013-2014 school year. Please join us in welcoming Miss Fleming back to Immanuel!...Read More

Art at UpCycle

Last week, Immanuel Lutheran School first and third grade students went on field trips to UpCycle in Del Ray for some fun art projects. ...Read More

Six Questions with Coach Sparks

Every week we feature a teacher or faculty member at Immanuel Lutheran School in our "Six Questions" interview series on our blog. This week we are featuring Coach Sparks, our new Lower School PE teacher. Please join us in welcoming Coach Sparks to ILS!...Read More

Lower School Open House Program

As we celebrated Reformation Day last Friday, Immanuel Lutheran School welcomed current parents, grandparents, and friends at a Lower School Open House program. Guests were invited to experience lessons, observe recitations, and view projects completed and presented by Lower School students. The morning began with an Open House format, where guests had the opportunity to visit classrooms, view classroom journals, talk with the teacher, and view examples of students' work from the first quarter of the school year....Read More