August 31, 2017

HCL Outreach Efforts for
Hurricane Harvey
We are joining our church in reaching out to the many people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  We will be collecting a special offering this week and next week in chapel. If you'd like to give right away, you are also able to do so online by  clicking here and providing a gift under "Weekend Door Offering."  Below are some of the items needed to help our sister congregations serve their neighbors in the recovery efforts. There will be bins in the Atrium at the Janesville Campus or inside the ramp door by the receptionist office at the Grange campus to collect supplies, your generous donations are greatly appreciated before Wednesday, September 6:
  • Sleeping bags (lightweight) - we have a donor giving 100 cots for those who are displaced.
  • Extension cords
  • Shovels
  • Buckets
  • Contractor trash bags
  • Safety masks (for breathing)
  • Gloves - work gloves and rubber gloves
In This Issue

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

Letter to Parents

Each time I drive to the Janesville campus I am amazed at the progress of our building addition, even one day can bring significant changes!  I started thinking again about 1 Corinthians 3:9-11 which says,

"For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.  By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

How important that we build the foundation of our hearts with care and that our foundation is centered on Jesus!  We are God's building material and He is using us to build His Kingdom - what an amazing opportunity we have as parents and educators to share the power of God's love with His children every day!  

I also started thinking about the different building materials and the different purpose each material has in building the structure, just as God uses different people with different gifts for building His church.  So while we are all different building materials, we are God's workmanship!  

Please look again at verses 10-11....   By the grace God has given me (not my work)
  • Each one should build with care
  • Jesus Christ is our Firm Foundation!
So as we see the physical building taking place, please keep in mind how God is building us and using us to build His church!   It is a JOY to be in ministry with you!

Dear God,
You are our creator and redeemer.  We are thankful for the ways you make us perfectly unique and use us in different ways to build your church.  Please give us wisdom as we help your children grow this year.  Please send your Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith and renew us for serving you each day. 
In Your Holy Name we pray,  Amen

Crissy Peterson
Assistant Principal
2017 Parent Survey
Last spring we asked you to share with us your thoughts regarding our school. Thank you for sharing them.  We use your thoughts and ideas as we develop our school.  Here is a link to the results of that survey.  We are planning to do two official surveys this year, fall and spring.  In addition, we will seek information about your thoughts and ideas. Thank you again for your help in developing our school into the very best we can be!
Prayer Partners
We have an opportunity to lift up in prayer the 8th grade students and chaperones who will be leaving for South Dakota next week.  Please use the following link to sign up and indicate specific times that you will join us in prayer.  A copy is made of this signup list and shared with the students on the trip.  
What a blessing to pray for each other! 
Please click here to sign up for specific prayer times.
Upcoming Events
September 1: No School for GC and JC
September 4: No School for Primary, Elementary and Middle School (Labor Day)
September 9: South Dakota Chapel (8th grade families) - 11:00 pm JC
September 9-15: South Dakota trip-8th grade
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
* Please excuse our error last week.  We inadvertently had Sept. 19 as a
No School day.  That was incorrect.  School is in session on Sept. 19.*

Middle School Sport Events
September 29-30: Wildcat volleyball tournament JC
Thrivent Members ~ WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you are a Thrivent member, please click on the link below and sign up for Thrivent Choice dollars to go towards Hales Corners Lutheran.  This is an easy way for you to help our church and school financially.  

Room Parent Meeting
Thank you for volunteering to be a Room Parent this year!  Please plan to attend an important meeting to receive guidelines and funds to make your year a success.  If you cannot attend, please contact Cindy Lemerande via email ( ) to set up a time to go over the information.
DATE: Thursday, September 7
TIME: 6:30 pm
PLACE: Science Lab at Grange Campus
Parent Helpers/Parent Service Hour Opportunity
Are you looking for a way to get involved at the middle school?  Do you like to plan or help with parties and other events?  At the middle school level, we ask for middle school parents to choose one or more celebrations to organize and/or help with for the entire middle school.   Please click on this link to find out how you can help! 
Thanks so much for your support!
Jana Horn
SALT advisor

8th Grade Parents - South Dakota News
Only one more week until we head out west!  Thank you for meeting with us this week, please contact Crissy Peterson or Jana Horn if you were unable to attend the meeting or have other questions.  Please remember all duffel bags and sleeping bags should be brought to school next Friday in preparation for our Saturday departure.  Please also send trip donations to the school office by Friday and return any balance or remaining forms by Wednesday, September 6 .  Thank you!

Please click here to help provide food and supplies.  

SALT  - Student Activities Leadership Team
In the next two weeks we will have the opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to join SALT, a group similar to Student Council at other schools.  The Leadership Team will meet during lunch and/or recess on various days of the week.  This team will plan activities, service projects, and help make decisions as representatives of the students.  We are looking for students who will be leaders for our middle school through positive attitudes and behavior.  The details for applying have been sent home with students this week.  Applications and references are due to Mrs. Horn by next week Friday, September 8.
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.