June 2, 2017
Dear Parents:
In the midst of our transition, change is a buzz word that is getting a lot of attention.  I don't believe that "change" is the concern, we do this everyday.  I do believe that "fear of the unknown" is our struggle.  In Isaiah, 41:10 it says, "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  We do have much to fear, yet we have much to be clear about.  Our Lord has promised to be with us every step of the way. We can lean on Him as the fear of the unknown creeps in.  As you go about your summer, please know and believe that God is right beside you, even if it doesn't feel that way!

Living on Purpose!
Albert J. Amling
Superintendent of Schools/Principal

Parent Surveys
Parents, we value your input and invite you to provide feedback for us as we identify areas of strength and continued growth.   Please complete the survey that was sent yesterday through Constant Contact by
Friday, June 9.  You can also access the survey through this  link.  Thank you for your partnership!  
In This Issue

The 2017-18 
Major Date calendar 
Click here  to access it.


Hales Corners Lutheran School presents:
Fine Arts Festival
Hales Corners Lutheran School - Janesville Road Campus
Friday, June 2, 2017    5:30 - 8:00 pm

Celebrating God's Gifts in Art, Music, and More

5:30 - 6:30 in the Community Center
Art & Music Stations
Pendulum Art
"How to Draw" Activity
Mosaic Art Mural
D.I.Y. Maracas and Castanets
Rain Stick Exploration
Weaving Project
**Musical Entertainment provided by piano students **

5:30 - 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall:
8th Grade Culture Fair Projects
**Musical Entertainment provided by guitar students**

6:45 - 7:45 in the Sanctuary
Musical Entertainment by our students
Vocal & instrumental performances
Retirement recognition
Special video
"All school sing" performance
Cookie treat provided by Grebe's Bakery at end of the performance  
Thank You CPAL
We would like to extend a huge "thank you" to our CPAL parent group and all the support they have provided this past year to our students, teachers and staff. We are especially grateful for their financial assistance as we move our 4th and 5th grade classrooms to the Janesville Road campus and as we purchase new student tables for these classrooms. A mere "thank you" doesn't justify how blessed and grateful we are for your support!

CPAL Position Open
CPAL is currently looking for a volunteer to co-chair Hop 'n Shop next year. 
Hop 'n Shop takes place the first weekend in December.  This event is an opportunity for fun and fellowship for school, church, and community families. CPAL members meet about once a month to review what is happening and discuss upcoming events. If you are interested in this position, please contact Cindy Lemerande at clemerande@hcl.org.

Prayers Needed
Mrs. Brenda Granley, one of our 5th grade teachers at the Elementary School, has received a call to teach 1st grade at Danville Lutheran School in Danville, IL. We ask for God's wisdom and guidance as the Granleys seek to follow God's will for their lives. We are confident that God has a plan and we trust that He will make His plan clear to Mrs. Granley and her family.
"For I know the plans I have for you" says the Lord.
"They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

It's hardly believable, but another school year is coming to an end. Your children have grown immensely and in so many ways, they are not the same people they were when the year began. Sure, the end of school can be a whirlwind time with things to plan, line up and anticipate for summer, but it can also be emotional to say goodbye to one season of life as you enter a new one. Parents, this year was not only an accomplishment for your children, but for you as well. Together, you've come so far and, praise God, you made it. And, as much as there are many things to look forward to, there is so much to reflect on and give thanks for.

Please take a moment to read, process and apply  this message  to your relationship with your child(ren).
Lunch Account Balance and End of School Year
Thank you for your continued support of our lunch program. As we near the end of the school year, it is important that we balance out the accounts for eighth graders and students with negative balances.
Eighth graders without younger siblings at HCLS or students not returning to HCLS for the 2017-18 school year will be issued a refund on accounts of $5.00 or more. 
If an eighth grader has a younger sibling returning next year, we will transfer the remaining balance to that account.  This will automatically be done for the 2017-18 school year.
Please take a moment to view your student's account at myschoolbucks.com and pay any negative balance by Wednesday, June 7. Lunch fees must be paid before report cards will be issued.
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Toy or the school office at 

Summer Piano Lessons For New Students
Do you have a budding young pianist at your house, interested in starting lessons now or in the fall? Mrs. Propp and Mrs. Gallo both offer a flexible seven-week summer session, which will begin the week of June 12, at the Grange Campus. This is a perfect way to get a jump start for next school year! Summer lessons are open to students entering grades 2-8. (Children entering grade 1 may also be accepted upon Kindergarten teacher recommendation). All new students must have a piano or minimum 61-key keyboard on which to practice. If interested in signing up, information and registration forms (due May 31) are available in the school office.
Last Week to Sign up for the Wildcat Open!      
Registration will be coming to a close on June 9.  If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to sign up and join the fun at Muskego Lakes Country Club for a day of golf, lunch and/or dinner, and silent auction on June 30, 2017.  You may register online at  www.hcl.org/wildcatopen . If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Patrick Doherty, at pdoherty@hcl.org.  
We're looking forward to a fantastic event!

Upcoming Events
June 2 - Fine Arts Festival, 5:00 pm
June 6 - 6th Grade Talent Show, 1:30 pm
June 8 - 8th Grade Cookout - 11:45 am
June 9 - Last day of School - NOON Dismissal; NO BASH OR DOVES BAY
Joint Chapel at JRC, 9:30 am, 8th grade Graduation, 6:30 pm
Birthday Blessings 
The following friends celebrated a birthday during this past week. We pray that God blessed their special day!
May 28: Madalyn H.
May 30: Ella S.
May 31: John M.  and Ellianna H.
June 1: Elloise H.
June 2: Lucy G.
June 3: Landon P. and Mr. Amling

Baptismal Remembrance
Once a month during our morning chapel service, we remember the baptismal birthdays of students baptized during that month. Our baptism is like another birthday when our sins are forgiven and we are granted a new life in Christ Jesus. This past Wednesday we remembered the following students who were baptized during the month of July.

JULY:  Wyatt H., Levi P., Annabell G., Gianna S., Alex S., Rebecca L., Abigail N., Jack P., Kayla G., Landon P., Lydia C., Lucy W., Molly G., and Theodore K.

We were also blessed this past Saturday to witness the baptism of Kiarra C., one of our 3rd grade students. We welcome Kiarra as a child of the King and pray God continues to grow her faith. Blessings Kiarra!

School Library Books 
Please check at home for any books that belong to our school library and return by June 9. Our volunteers are working hard to get all books shelved and make sure everything has been returned before summer vacation begins.  Thank you!

HCLS Students Move On to National  History Bee
Congratulations and God-speed Mason S., Elias M., and Chad M. as you head to the National History Bee competition in Atlanta, GA. Carley K. and Seth K. qualified as well but are unable to attend. We are so proud of all of you and pray God's richest blessings on the competition. Go Wildcats!
8th Grade Families
  • Thank you for all the ways you are involved as we approach graduation next week!  Please remember to send in your picture boards by next Tuesday, June 6.  
  • Thank you to those who have offered to bring food for our cookout held next Thursday, as well as those who have offered to come in to help next Friday to decorate for the graduation reception.
  • Those who are bringing items, please have them sent in on Wednesday to either Mrs. Horn or the school office.
Thank you for sharing your children with us - we are blessed to enjoy these last days with them. Your support to make these last memories for them is so appreciated.

6th - 8th Grade Math Placement
We are blessed with the opportunity to provide three math classes at each grade level in the middle school. The 6-8th grade math teachers will begin the process of assessing student proficiency in mathematics for class placement in the next school year.  Our goal is to recognize the skills that each student has already developed in order to best fit him/her with the objectives and pacing of the various math classes. After much prayer and consideration, math placement is based on the following:
  • Standardized (MAP) test scores
  • Class grades
  • Teacher, student, and parent input
  • Study habits and effort
  • Results of diagnostic tests
We value your partnership in helping your son or daughter grow to their fullest potential as God has designed.  Please use the following link  before June 12 if you would like to provide additional input. Thank you!

2017 South Dakota Meeting
Parents of current seventh grade students are invited to learn more about the South Dakota trip being planned for September 9 - 15 , 2017.  An information meeting is scheduled for this Monday, June 5 at 6:30 pm in the JRC music room. We look forward to meeting with you!

Brewer Awards
We congratulate the following 7th and 8th grade students who are being recognized for academic achievement and effort through the Brewers Community Foundation and the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.  The names will be appearing on the Brewers' website at  www.brewers.com/community , click on Student Achievers.  In addition, each student will receive a voucher for two Brewer tickets. Congratulations, students, and thank you for using the gifts God has given you!  
2017 Academic Excellence
Abby Hafemann, Jordan Koepke, Elias Monfre, Ani Oxborough, Emily Trumble

2017 Academic Effort
Gavin Consigny, Sam Heicher, Kathleen Knight, Carley Kogutkiewicz, Mason Strain, Brooke Sweet, Maya Wurster

HCL Summer Athletic Camp
We have extended the deadline to Friday, June 16, to sign-up for our athletic camps.  This is a great opportunity for our young athletes to continue their individual development!  Please click on the link for more information.  www.hcl.org/summerprograms/summer-sports-programs.