March 02, 2018
Dear Parents:
This past week, I have been thinking a lot about baseball and that this is the season of spring training. Every winter, I look forward to spring training because it indicates a fresh start for my team of choice.  
The weather, the conversation of what will go right this season, what good things that we have to look forward to along with the theme of "hope springs eternal".  
I realize that baseball is a diversion of real life for me.
In the same way our Lenten Season prepares us for the suffering and death of Christ and his resurrection! What if as a society, we spent the same amount of time and energy preparing for Jesus?  Imagine taking a spring break to meditate on the sins that Jesus atones for us?  I realize that this may not be practical, but, what if?  I pray that you use your Lenten Season for one of reflection on what "hope springs eternal" in your life.  What Christ has done for each of us.  
Oh, by the way, I hope that you can sneak in a little baseball as well!


Albert J. Amling
Superintendent of Schools/Principal

In This Issue

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

Donut Days - Thank you!
We extend a big thank you to Gina Herman and Tammy Williams for organizing the Donut Days for our campuses. Thank you to the Grebe Family for the generous donation of donuts. We thank CPAL for providing additional funding for these events. It was great to have fellowship, fun, and a treat together!  We are blessed!
Family Mentor Program
Our CPAL 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 playdate in the park)
  • Share contact information so new families can ask questions
  • 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 or join us at our next meeting on Monday, March 5, at 6:30pm Grange Campus.  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)

Choice Enrollment is in full swing! 
The WPCP (State Choice Program) has changed their income requirements.  Please click on the link to review if you would be eligible for either the MPCP
(City of Milwaukee Choice Program) or WPCP.  The MPCP has open enrollment from the 1st to the 20th of the month and the WPCP program has open enrollment now until April 20, 2018.  Once you apply on the DPI website, you will need to schedule a short 5 minute appointment with Jeanne Gueller to verify your documents.  If you have any questions on the program, please feel free to contact Jeanne at 414-529-6702 x155 or  For more information, visit the Choice FAQ page.
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 18th - Friday, June 22nd, 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 through Friday until August 15.
Early bird registration is now open, so sign up online, save 50% on the enrollment fee and check it off your list!
Upcoming Events
March 6:  Lifetouch Spring Pictures, 8:30 - 12:15, (JC)
March 8:   4th Grade to The Wiz at First Stage
March 10:   Piano Festival (judged competition), 8:30-11:30 am, (JC)
March 30 - April 2:   NO SCHOOL - EASTER BREAK

Middle School Sport Events
March 2-4:  Wisconsin State Basketball Tournament : Friday - 4:00 pm Boys at St. Paul's- Grafton, Girls 6:15 at CUW - Concordia Mequon

PLEASE See our Sycamore Calendar for all sports games, dates, times and destinations.
Learner's Club - March Session
We are excited to continue our Learner's Club in March with Monday and Wednesday afternoon classes!  Our Monday class will be taught by Mrs. April Wood, our JK4 teacher.  Our Wednesday class will be taught by Mrs. Heidi Strohmeyer, our JK3 teacher. The Wednesday class is now Full. Our Learner's Club offers an extended lunch opportunity so that children in our AM preschool can be picked up from their morning class, eat lunch sent from home (milk will be provided), and have a gross motor time before enjoying afternoon activities.  Please use the link below or on Sycamore to register online
Thank You Mr. Kirner
We thank Mr. Drew Kirner for choosing our Grange campus as the site for his Senior Shared Life project, we appreciate his help.  Here is a message from Drew:

Hi! My name is Drew Kirner, and I am a 2014 graduate of Hales Corners Lutheran School. I currently attend Marquette University High School, and I am spending time here as a volunteer as a part of the Senior Shared Life project. The past two weeks have been a lot of fun for me. Along with being able to relive my time here at HCLS, it has been a wonderful experience working with the kids in JK3, JK4,
1st and 2nd grades.

Whitnall Youth Baseball Registration Begins March 3
Registration is opening for youth baseball and fastpitch beginning this Saturday! Please view the attached flyer for more information!

Lifetouch Spring Pictures-Grange Campus
Lifetouch will be at HCLS-Grange Campus on Wed. and Thur., March 7 & 8, to photograph our students for spring. A picture form was sent home with each child. Simply choose a background on the selection form and return it to school. No need to send money in at this time. If a picture form is not handed in a pose and background will be selected. You will be able to see the portraits first and decide if you would like to purchase any of the sheets of pictures. After receiving the photo packet, simply return any unwanted portrait sheets with your payment, payable to Lifetouch. All students will be photographed. Please notify Joanne in the school office, if you do not wish to have your child's picture taken.
Lifetouch Spring Pictures
Lifetouch will be at HCLS, Janesville Campus  on Tuesday, March 6 from
8:30 am - 12:15 pm  to 
photograph our students in grades 4-8  for spring pictures .
A picture form was sent home with each child. 
Simply choose a pose and a background on the selection form and return it to  school on picture day .
No need to send money in at this time. After picture day, you will receive a portrait package to review and purchase. 
 Simply return  any unwanted portrait sheets with your payment. All students will be  photographed. If a picture form is not handed in a pose and background will be selected.   Please notify Terri in the school office  if you do not wish to have  your child's picture taken.

8th Grade Parents
We are still looking for many parents to help out for the many activities coming up. Please check the sign up genius to see how you can help.
Thank you to those parents who were able to make it to the parent meeting this past Tuesday.  If you weren't able to make it - don't worry!  Please email Jana Horn ( ) if you have any questions regarding the agenda that was emailed home to you.

A BIG thank you for your support in our 6th - 8th Grade Feeding America Peanut Butter and Jelly drive.  We are still tabulating final results but at the beginning of the week we had already collected over 400 lbs of peanut butter and jelly for local food pantries!  We are blessed. 

Lutheran High School News
Martin Luther
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!