January 5, 2018
For tax purposes, you can access your 2017 tax documents from you TADS account.  Log in, select billing, reports and paid tuition tax report.
Our federal tax ID # is 39-6020915
Dear Parents,
Resolutions, goals, or whatever you may put in place at the beginning of the new year, put your family and children first.
Family devotional time is essential to growing your faith and trust in Christ as you strive to follow Him every day. Family devotions are a great way to encourage parents and teach children about the importance of studying the Word of God. With each new stage of your children's lives, there are new issues and new worries. Instead of trying to follow what the world tells you to do, take your family before the Lord in prayer and study what the Bible tells parents!
Resolve in Him every day of the year.

In His Service,
Johanna Graham Scortino
In This Issue

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

Save the Date!
On Monday, January 22, Quaker Steak & Lube will donate 20% of food sales to Hales Corners Lutheran to benefit our athletic program!  All you need is an appetite and the flyer ~ it's an easy way for our school to raise money!  The flyer is attached.  Click here to print it out, or you may show the flyer on your phone once you're at the restaurant.  Thank you in advance for supporting out school!

Please Note: Returning Student Waived Enrollment Fee deadline is today!
The deadline for enrolling in TADS (without paying the enrollment fee) is today, January 5. Please note, we have streamlined the tuition agreements so you can complete both the enrollment and agreement in one step. The member discount will be credited once your tuition agreement is submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Roberts  mroberts@hcl.org
#WeLoveHCLS Contest
With new student enrollment at HCLS opening on January 8 and National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) kicking off January 20, we want to go BIG celebrating the ministry of Hales Corners Lutheran School. We need your help, so get ready to share your Wildcat pride!

Between Friday, January 5 and Monday, January 15 at Noon CT, we invite your family to participate in our #WeLoveHCLS Contest on Facebook by sharing your HCLS story along with (a) photo(s) or video(s) and what you LOVE most about your Lutheran school! Don't be afraid to get creative with your post -- the FIVE posts with the MOST likes will win a $100 VISA gift card! Winners will be announced to kick off National Lutheran Schools Week and we'll also be sharing some of these special stories in our National Lutheran Schools Week kick-off services the weekend of January 20 and 21. 

So, to participate in our #WeLoveHCLS Contest, here's what to do:
  1. By Monday, January 15th at Noon CT, create a post on your own Facebook Timeline  that includes each of the following:
    a) a minimum of 30 words,
    b) photos or video and
    c) the hashtag #WeLoveHCLS 
    to share your family's HCLS story and what you love most about your Lutheran school. You will automatically be entered to win. Be sure to get creative and let your Wildcat pride shine, the FIVE posts with the most likes will win a $100 VISA gift card! See attached for a sample post.
  2. Be sure to make your #WeLoveHCLS post "Public." If you have trouble with this or you're not sure, go ahead and publish your post (it can be made "Public" even after your post is live) and then contact the HCL Communications team at communications@hcl.org and we'll help you out! 
  3. Join us for our National Lutheran Schools Week services the weekend of January 20 and 21. HCLS staff, students and their families will play important roles in worship. We will also have a special Children's Message as well as a devotion book for families that was created by our students.

HCLS Family Referral Program: More Ways to Share the Love!
New student  enrollment for the 2018-19 school year opens January 8 .   D o you know any families looking for a school community ? Tell them about HCLS!  If new families have enrolled  full-time because of your family's influence and you have (a) student(s) currently enrolled  full-time  at HCLS, we will give your family  a credit of $300 toward tuition Sharing your story  is a great way to   spread the word about what makes HCLS so special .  Let'bring more wonderful families like yours into our amazing school

Additional referral program details: This credit applies when new full-time students enroll. New families must indicate that they have chosen to enroll because of your family. Credit will be applied following the first month of school. Note: this does not apply to students moving from part-time to full-time programs.
Kick Off the New Year With HCL's Winter 2018 Guide
The start of a New Year is a time to reflect and spring forward with new intentions for personal growth. HCL has many opportunities to grow, serve and heal in 2018. Our ministries are bustling with events, activities and groups, there truly is something for everybody. Check out this comprehensive listing for a taste of what's happening here at HCL and jump in, get connected and grow your faith.
Upcoming Events
January 12:       6th-8th Grade History Bee, 2:00-3:20 pm Fellowship Hall, JC
January 18:       5th-8th Grade Spelling Bee, 9:30-11:15 am, Sanctuary JC
January 21-27:  National Lutheran Schools Week

Middle School Sport Events
January 5-6:     Immanuel-Dundee/Crystal Lake Tournament  7/8th Gr. "A" Girls
January 6-7:    Immanuel-Dundee/Crystal Lake Tournament  8th Gr. "A" Boys
January 11-14: Trinity-Racine Tournament 6th Gr. "Boys, 6th Gr. Girls
January 11-14: Our Redeemer- Wauwatosa Tournament 7th Gr. "B" Girls
January 13:      St. Paul-Grafton Round Robin Tournament 7th Gr. "B" Boys
January 18-21: Zion-Menomonee Falls Tournament 5th Gr. Boys and Girls
January 25-28: Wildcat Basketball Tournament

PLEASE See our Sycamore Calendar for all sports games, dates, times and destinations.
History Bee
On Friday, January 12, from 2:00-3:20pm, students in 6-8th grade will be competing in the Intramural of the National History Bee.  Quizzing them on questions ranging from world leaders to geography, the top 7 students will qualify to take the online entrance exam. In the past two years, we have had several students make it to the National level. Come join us for fun, fellowship, and trivia! 
Community News
2018 Greenfield Little League Sign up Opens January 1.
Click here for more information.