March 16, 2018
Dear parents,

At the administrator's conference this past week I had the opportunity to hear Colonel Jeff Williams, a retired United States Army officer and NASA astronaut, speak about his experiences on the International Space Station. How incredible to see God's creation from the perspective of space! (and we just saw the pictures!)
It was amazing to hear it took just a few hours to reach the station, traveling faster than I can comprehend. Colonel Williams grew up in northern Wisconsin and is a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. On one of his trips to the International Space Station, he and another astronaut were both members of Gloria Dei and were able to celebrate the Lord's Supper together in space.

As he was speaking, I thought about our little ones and the amazing world God has created for them.  
I thought about how God already knows the adventures our children will take and how he will be active in their lives. As I reflected further, I realized that is true for each of us at any age. God is already active in each of our lives. He already knows the great adventures of our lives and how he will be present through all of our experiences. I encourage you to take some time and reflect on how God is leading you and to experience His wondrous creation wherever you are!

May you and your family be blessed over this next week!

Crissy Peterson
Assistant Principal
In This Issue

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

Family Mentor Program
Our CPAL (Christian Parent Advisory League) board is very excited to begin a new mentor program which will help connect existing families with new families at HCLS. We are seeking names of existing families that would be interested to serve as mentors for new families.

Would you be willing to...
  • Connect kids over summer (something as simple as a play date in the park)
  • Share contact information so new families can ask questions as they come up
  • Answer questions and offer guidance throughout the school year
If you would like to have your name added as a mentor family, please contact Angela Ferrel at . We are working on creating a list of interested families before the school year ends so we can begin connecting with our new families this summer. Thank you for reaching out and welcoming others into our school family!

Interested in CPAL?
CPAL is seeking new members to join our board. If you are interested in being part of CPAL, please contact one of the faculty advisors listed below. We are looking for parents interested in:
  • Providing positive feedback and constructive criticism to school administration
  • Engaging in fellowship through volunteer opportunities
  • Sponsoring activities to recognize and support the school staff
  • Supporting our school and families through fundraising
  • Supporting our school families through educational opportunities
Faculty Advisors:
  • Crissy Peterson (Grange Campus Principal)
  • Cindy Lemerande (2nd Grade Teacher)
  • Emily Lenz (STREAM Teacher)
  • Jo Scortino (Primary School Director)
Piano Students Shine at Piano Festival!
This past Saturday, 38 piano students from HCL (and a few friends from area schools)  participated in the 15th annual Hales Corners Lutheran Piano Festival. 
Each student  performed two pieces from memory for a qualified judge, who then provided them with  written comments and a numerical score. All of the students did a fantastic job! Piano  Festival provides these students the opportunity to "go the extra mile" in learning and  preparing difficult pieces, and making sure that every detail is evident in their performance.
Congratulations to all of our piano students for their effort, determination, and success!
Community Wellness and Substance Use Prevention Event
Recently, the opioid epidemic occurring in the U.S. was declared a national public health emergency. Drug and alcohol misuse are occurring in every community throughout the U.S.  Most of us know someone struggling with addiction and the life-shattering impact it has on the individual and their family. The Hales Corners and Greendale Health Departments have begun a joint community effort to prevent substance misuse and its devastating effects. The group initiative is called Community Alliance: Awareness and Prevention of Substance Misuse and is comprised of residents, schools, businesses, churches, and health department staff in Hales Corners and Greendale. Meetings began in August to talk about substance misuse and plan community activities to promote prevention of substance misuse and reduce stigma for those experiencing addiction.

The Community Alliance is currently planning a Community Wellness and Substance Use Prevention Event at Greendale High School on March 28 , 2018. The evening event will feature a resource fair prior to a presentation from individuals who have personal experience with addiction as well as local professionals who work in the area of addiction and treatment.  Please click here for more information and share with others who may be interested in learning more about the problem of addiction and helping us in our efforts to prevent substance misuse.
Register for Shipwrecked VBS
Parents, it's that time again! We're excited to announce that registration for  "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School (VBS)  is now open! From Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, kids will venture onto an uncharted island where they survive and thrive, anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms! With  registration online , signing up for VBS has never been easier, so be sure to sign up and get in on the fun!

Parents, if you're looking for a
guilt-free, fun and educational option for the kids once school is out this summer, look no further than Hales Corners Lutheran School's (HCLS) Summer Care! HCLS Summer Care
is open to children ages 1 through completed 5th grade and kicks off Thursday, June 7 and is available 6:30am-6:00pm, Monday - Friday
until August 15.
Early bird registration is now open,
so sign up online, save 50%!
Upcoming Events
March 29: Easter Breakfast, grades 6-8, FH, 8:30-9:00 am
March 30 - April 2:   NO SCHOOL - EASTER BREAK
April 3: Easter Breakfast, grades 4-5, FH@ GC
April 13: First Stage, Gr. 5, 11:15am-2:00pm
April 18: 4th grade leads chapel, GC @ 8:45am, JC@2:45pm
April 20: Musical, The Music Man, 7:00pm @ JC
April 21: Musical, The Music Man, 1:00pm @ JC

Middle School Sport Events
March 22-25:  Lutheran School National Basketball Tournament - Valparaiso University, IN

PLEASE See our Sycamore Calendar for all sports games, dates, times and destinations.
March Madness reaches HCLS Wildcats!
"It's "March Madness" with the NCAA Tournament and at the middle school level as well!  Congratulations to our 7th/8th grade "A" girls and our 8th grade "A" boys on their selection into the 72nd Annual, 2018 National Basketball Tournament!  
For the girls, it's the 7th time in school history, while for the boys, it's the 6th time
in school history that we have competed at the National Tournament. 
Our HCL Wildcats will be competing as one of the top 32 teams in the country at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN on March 22-25.  First round games begin on
Friday, March 23.  If you can't make the trip down to Valparaiso to watch and cheer on our Wildcats, you can watch the game live at  All games are live streamed.  Go Wildcats!  We play for Him!" 
Whitnall Youth Baseball Final In-Person Registration
Is your child interested in playing baseball or fastpitch this season for Whitnall? The final in-person registration and fundraiser pick-up is this Saturday, March 17, 9:00am-12:00pm at Whitnall Middle School.  Please refer to this flyer for more details! 

Greenfield Little League Registration Open
Only 1 month left to sign up for  Greenfield Little League - registration ends April 1. Registration is completely done online at Please see our  Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
PB&J Challenge Results
Its official!!    We won the PB&J challenge! Congrats to the 6th - 8th grade students for winning the Feeding America Challenge. Our school competed against 23 partner schools and together we generated over 13,998 lbs. of PB&J! This is equivalent to 11,665 meals for those who face hunger - Praise God! Our school will be honored during half time of the March 21, Bucks game.  
8th Grade Parent Reminders
A few reminders as we head into Spring Break!  There are still spots open to either volunteer your time or item!  Click to see how you can help.
  • Please submit all pictures for our graduation video to Paul Kiyono at  as soon as possible.  If you can't scan pictures, please label all group pictures with grade level and names of students and send to Mrs. Horn.
  • We have received 2/3rd's of the amount needed toward the photo booth for the graduation dance! If you would like to donate any amount, please send in an envelope to Jana Horn. Thanks!
Please watch for more information in future newsletters and contact Jana Horn ( ) if you have any questions.  Thank you!
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Martin Luther Youth Summer Programs
Planning for Summer?  We've got a fun summer planned! Whether your child is interested in sports, arts, or drama, we've got something for everyone!  Take a look and register today!