September 15, 2017

Our world is filled with events and situations that can cause great fear and anxiety. It's easy to become overwhelmed and live imprisoned by fear.  We are promised in God's Word that he is faithful and will protect us ( 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ).  God wants us to let go of fear and to live life to the fullest! ( John 10:10 ) When you are overcome by worry, use these prayers for protection to remember who God is and the protection he has promised you.
Prayer for Personal Protection:  Psalms 5:11-12, Romans 8:6, Romans 12:2, Philippians 4:8 and Ephesians 6:10-12
Prayer from Scripture: Numbers 6:22-27

Be in His Safety and Security.
Jo Graham Scortino
In This Issue

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

Support the HCLS Apple Pie Challenge

Hales Corners Lutheran School is kicking off its annual Apple Pie Fundraiser on
Friday, September 15 and students are upping the ante with a goal to have 500 pies donated to the  Ebenezer Stone Food Pantry for their annual Thanksgiving Meal Box program. HCLS is selling delicious, homemade 10" Dutch apple pies at a discounted rate for 2 or more, so order a few for yourself, take one to a neighbor or friend and be sure to donate a pie to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving! All of the proceeds from this fundraiser go toward supporting our students and the ministry of Hales Corners Lutheran School.

The HCLS Apple Pie Fundraiser goes from Friday, September 15 through Sunday, October 1 and orders can be  placed online. Pies cost $15 each or $12.50/pie if purchasing two or more and pre-payment is required (checks can be made out to Hales Corners Lutheran). Our Dutch apple pies come ready-to-bake and they can also be frozen to save for the upcoming holidays.

You have 3 options for ordering your pies (pre-payment is required, payment to Hales Corners Lutheran or HCL):
  1. You can order your pies online right now!
  2. Purchase your pies through HCLS students directly to support their fundraising goals.
  3. Pies will be for sale in Common Grounds after services on September 23rd/24th and September 30th/October 1st

Few things to remember:

  • Set-Up & Assembly: October 26th & October 27th
  • Pickup: October 27th & October 28th
  • To keep selling fun, we have incentives such as classroom prizes and individual prizes.  Every student who participates is eligible to go into a prize drawing, and the student who sells the most pies can even win an Apple mini iPad! 
  • If you misplace the forms or need additional ones, please contact the school office or Kara at or 414-975-8250.
HCL Spiritwear Fan Store is Open!

All orders will be processed online again this year.  Our school will make 10% profit from the online orders.


STEP 1: Visit beginning today September 15.
STEP 2: Type in your Access Code "HCL17" in box at top of page & click "GO".
STEP 3: Select merchandise and add to shopping cart.
STEP 4: Once shopping is complete, click CHECKOUT & either register as a New User or log in with previously registered information.

Our school store will close on Sunday, October 8.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Schmidt at  


Smile! It's Time for School Pictures!
Picture days are Tuesday , September 26 at the Janesville Campus and  Wednesday, and Thursday September 27 & 28 for the Grange Campus. 
Every student will have his  or her picture taken to be included in the school yearbook. 
A picture order form was sent  home with each student. Visit MYLIFETOUCH.COM for online payment details. Our  picture day ID# is MB117091Q0.
Upcoming Events
September 26: Lifetouch Pictures JC
September 27 & 28: Lifetouch Pictures GC
September 27: 8th grade leads chapel GC at 8:45AM, JC at 2:45PM

Middle School Sport Events
September 29-30: Wildcat volleyball tournament JC
Grange Campus NEWS
Don't Miss Out on Mr. Klug's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Mr. Klug's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Need a reason to remember to clip Box Tops for Education labels? Turn in your Box Tops labels between now and Friday, October 20, 2017. If your elementary classroom collects the most Box Tops, your class will win a special cookie day.
Below are some points to remember about the Box Tops Program:
  • Our school can earn up to $20,000 per year!
  • Box Tops label expiration dates matter. The folks at BTFE do check!
  • While not required, trimming your Box Tops labels near the dotted lines saves us hours of work at submission time.
  • Watch for promotions at places like Sam's Club, Wal-Mart and Pick-N-Save.
  • Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the new Box Tops Bonus App. Using your smartphone, you can collect even more Box Tops electronically. Visit for more information. Our school ID# is 125072.
  • Box Tops labels can be found on both food and non-food products. Visit for an up to date listing of all products that carry the Box Tops label.
Learners Club Preschool Enrichment Class
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Wednesdays in October (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
Theme: Fall into Spanish 
12:30 - 3:00 pm OR 11:30 am - 3:00 pm with extended lunch*
Learner's Club offers a stimulating and nurturing educational environment, taught by certified teachers. This October, students will explore the signs of Fall through art, science, cooking, and literature while learning simple Spanish terms for the season. The next session will have a different theme, watch for updates. 
*Extended lunch: Teachers pick children up from morning classes and accompany them to eat their lunch that they brought from home (milk will be provided). After lunch, they will take part in gross motor activities before beginning the transition into the Learner's Club classroom.
Registration is now online through September 30,  CLICK HERE to get started. Space is limited.
Janesville Campus NEWS
What an awesome day the 6th and 7th graders had
at Schlitz Audubon on September 13!
We learned about the need for plants, invasive species,
and some of us even held a snake! Thank you for hosting us!

Book Order for 6th-8th Grade Students
Scholastic book orders for the month are due by September 28.  Order forms for grades 6-8 can be found in Mrs. Lillquist's classroom.  If you wish to order online, go to Scholastic Book Clubs and use the activation code J76VG.  Happy reading!

1st Quarter Chapel Offerings - Haiti
Our HCLS chapel offerings for the first quarter will be dedicated for the people of Haiti.  As a congregation,  w e work with Pastor Mike at Mission Experience in the city of Port au Prince, Haiti. Our mission trips include a work project or several work projects, leading a VBS for the kids at the orphanage, and continuing to build relationships with the children and employees at the orphanage. Our missionaries may also have the opportunity to visit a local school to share a devotion, do a craft together, and play with the children.  

Mr. Amling, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. Campbell and the team this past summer led a conference for the teachers of Haiti to help them with their professional development - something that they don't often have the opportunity to receive.

Here is an update from Pastor Wood:
Our chapel offerings will go directly to help the kids we serve in Haiti. 
This fall our kids will be moving into their new home!  This has been a long journey and we are excited for what God will still do in their lives. 
There are always projects to do - building to finish the new site, helping the kids with school supplies and other things they need, and much more. 
Thank you for giving generously to your brothers and sisters in Haiti!

Gallup Student Survey
Our 5-8 th grade students will have an opportunity in the next month to take the 2017 Gallup Student Survey, which communicates student perceptions of school engagement, hope for the future, and understanding of readiness to participate in the economy.  Please contact Crissy Peterson,  or check out the website:
Please click on this link for additional information or to opt out of the survey:  

Lutheran High School News and Information

Lutheran High School Association
2017-18 School Year Theme  - "Stand Firm and Speak Truth"  2 Thess. 2:13-17
Martin Luther
15th Annual Root River Run  - Saturday, October 7   Click this link to register.

Middle School Football Night 
This Friday night, September 15 come and watch the  Friday Night Lights
at Martin Luther High School. Families get in free with the flyer that was handed out to students this week and kick-off is at 7:00 pm. All students in 5th-8th grade will receive a free hot dog. Come and join the fun for a fun Friday night!
Spartan Dance Academy
The Martin Luther Dance Team invites you to the 3rd annual dance academy. All 3rd-8th grade girls are welcome to join. Please complete the flyer (handed out this week) and turn in by 9/24. Flyer can be dropped off at Martin Luther or directly mailed to Ally Arnett. Please contact Coach Arnett with any questions, or 262.434.6588.
JR Lady Spartan Basketball Try-Outs
Basketball try-outs for the JR Lady Spartans are right around the corner.
All girls in 4th-8th grade are encouraged to register online and try-out on September 23 or September 24.

Milwaukee Lutheran
ATTENTION ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS  - The Music Boosters of Milwaukee Lutheran High School will hold their annual CRAFT FAIR and BAKE SALE on Saturday, November 11 from 9am - 3pm. We are seeking artists and crafters to exhibit their creations to sell at our fair. If you're interested in reserving an exhibitor space, please email Abigail at
for an application. Any questions call Abigail at (414) 748-1041.

Community Events

Join us on Sunday, September 17 as we donate 10% of sales to help support the Hales Corners Fire Department. Come between 11am-3pm to talk with local fire fighters about home safety while being able to get a hands on look at a Hales Corners fire truck and ambulance. 

Lions Club and Village of Hales Corners Fire Department present
Italian Night - September 21, 4:30 - 7 pm at That's Amore.
$8/Adult, $6/Kids and $7/Seniors (60+).