December 15, 2017
Dear Families,
Have you felt rushed in the morning or forgot special materials for a project? That's a silly question ... of course we've had that type of start to our day! More than once another parent has helped by running home or to a store to bring back supplies for another student. These parents saw a need and responded in love.

Earlier this year one of our young students lost a green crayon. When the school year first starts and supplies are brand new it's not always easy to want to share with others; however, a classmate quickly broke her own crayon in half to share with her friend. She saw a need and responded in love.

This Christmas season we celebrate the birth of our Savior, who came from Heaven to Earth to die for our sins and rise again to give us eternal life. God saw our need and responded in love!

Our intentional acts of love are thank you notes to our Heavenly Father. Last week I happened to be outside two of our classrooms as students were leaving for the day.  What a beautiful way to end the school day as each student stopped at the door and the teacher said, "Jesus loves you and so do I." How blessed we are to share that love of Christ with each other!   

Serving with JOY,
Crissy Peterson
Assistant Principal
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!  Flyers will go home with the students after Christmas break.  All you need is an appetite and the flyer ~ it's an easy way for our school to raise money!

Please Note: Returning Student Waived Enrollment Fee deadline
The deadline for enrolling in TADS (without paying the enrollment fee) is 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

Sycamore - Communications Test
We are ready to test our all-school messaging system through Sycamore and need your help to ensure that all communication is received.  We will be sending a test message this coming Tuesday evening, December 19. You should receive a text message and/or voice message based on the phone numbers entered in Sycamore (see the "Contacts" tab in your Sycamore account), along with an email sent to your primary email address.  A text message will be sent to the cell phone number and a voice message will be sent to the home number. Please check that you have received the message(s) on Tuesday and contact us with any issues or changes by email at, or by calling  Jo Scortino (PS), Joanne Brunner (GC), or Terri Ward (JC). Thank you for your time and assistance!

Notification of Choice Board Meetings
for Hales Corners Lutheran School
The State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires our school to have two meetings per school year at which members of the governing body of the school will be present and at which all pupils and parents or guardians of all pupils applying to attend the school may meet and communicate with the Board members.  This school year the dates are January 15 and February 19, 2018, 6:00-6:30 pm in the large conference room (Janesville Campus).

Jeanne Gueller is on medical leave as of December 13.  If you have questions on your TADS account, please feel free to email Melanie Roberts at  She will be able to post any payments or answer questions you may have with your TADS account.  You can also contact the TADS customer support at 800-477-8237 or

If you plan to enroll in the MPCP or WPCP Choice Program, please enroll in TADS before January 5 and email with your intentions to enroll in the Choice program once it opens up in February.

2017 DPI School Report Card
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates Accountability Report Cards for all publicly funded schools and districts in the state. Report cards for private schools participating in the Private School Choice Program were first required for the 2015-16 school year. Choice schools did not receive any score or ratings on last year's accountability report card, since DPI only had a single year of data available for Choice students and the report cards require multiple years of data to produce a score. As such, 2016-17 is the first year that private schools participating in the Choice Program can receive overall scores or ratings.   

DPI produces two versions of each Report Card:  a one-pager labeled "School Report Card" and lengthier, detailed version labeled, "School Report Card Detail." Both versions can be accessed online at along with resources that explain the report cards.   While our school has received a Private School - Choice Students Report Card that focuses only on students participating in the Choice program, please note that schools that did not have sufficient data to calculate an accountability score or rating will see "NR-Data" in the top left corner. This can occur if there are too few choice students in the school.

The legislative requirements to produce these report cards allow choice schools to opt-in to receive a report card for all students attending the private school. We have chosen to not opt into the Private School Report Card at this time and will continue to evaluate in the future.  As required by our participation in MCPC and WCPC, here is the link to the one page School Report Card for Hales Corners Lutheran School:
and a list of educational options: .

Please contact Crissy Peterson if you have any questions or would like additional information.
Upcoming Events
December 17:   10:30 am HCL piano students in grades 6, 7, and 8 perform
Christmas music at Mayfair Mall food court.
December 20:  Joint chapel, 9:30 am Janesville Campus
                          6th-8th Grade Christmas Service  - 6:30 pm Janesville Campus
December 22-January 2: NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
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.
Give the Gift of Learner's Club for Children 3-5!
Are you looking for a unique gift idea?  We are excited to expand our Learner's Club in January and February with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon classes! 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  click here  for the online registration to reserve your spot!   

January Session
Ages: Children ages 3 - 5 years (JK3 or JK4)

Tuesdays in January (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30)
Theme: Students will explore The Mitten, The Hat and other books by Jan Brett. Join us in learning more about these exciting stories and participate in fun activities that extend these tales.  

Wednesdays in January (1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31)
Theme:  Knights & Dragons - Ever wondered what it would be like to battle a dragon? Learn about knights and dragons through stories, drama and crafts.

Time:  12:30 - 3:00 pm OR 11:30 am - 3:00 pm with extended lunch*
Registration is now online, space is limited, click here to register !
*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) and take part in gross motor activities before beginning the transition into the Learner's Club classroom.
Janesville Campus NEWS
HCLMS Christmas Party Donations
The 6th-8th grade Christmas party is set for Thursday, December 21.  We need some help pulling things together  to make the party festive and fun. There are still a few items we need help with. Thank you in advance for helping to supply any of the  items listed in the signup genius.  Please click here to select which items you'd like to donate.
Please have all items to the office by 12 noon on party day, Thur., Dec. 21.

Did you know?
The 8th Grade  members of SALT (Student Activities Leadership Team) were invited to help judge Christmas decorations at Steeple View on Friday? The students enjoyed visiting with Steeple View residents and learning more about their decorated Christmas trees. They were treated to delicious homemade treats afterwards. We thank them for their service!

A big thank you to those who attended and supported our Clash of the Wildcats basketball games last Friday.  We had a fantastic turn out and everyone was really supportive of both teams throughout the night!  We were also able to raise $750 for Smile Train, which will provide surgery for children in developing countries with cleft lip or palate.  Thank you so much for your support!
December Book Orders
Book orders for grades 6-8 for the month of December can be found in
Mrs. Lillquist's classroom and are due next Tuesday, December 19.
When ordering online use code J76VG.  Great holiday selections!

Lutheran High School News
Martin Luther
Job Opportunity: Cafeteria Assistant at Martin Luther High School
Summers off!
22 hours per week
Discount on tuition
Responsibilities include: cashier, food prep, serving and clean-up. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Apply at or contact Sandi Dolan at 414.421.4000 ext. 237

Community News
2018 Greenfield Little League Sign up Opens January 1.
Click here for more information.