Weekly Schools Notes
South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
"God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
I Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
March 21, 2016
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Share Your Stories
Great things happen in the Lutheran schools of the South Wisconsin District and I want to be able to share these. If you have something you feel is worth sharing, email me at cody@swd.lcms.org

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday are both triumphant days in the church year. Yesterday, the church celebrated Palm Sunday. Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem. The crowds shouted "Hosanna! Hosanna!" Easter Sunday, when the church celebrated His resurrection from the dead, is also a triumphant. The book ends to Holy Week are both uplifting days and it would be tempting to gloss over what happens in the days between the two. After all, think of what happens between Palm Sunday and Easter:
  • Asked to keep watch while He prayed, His disciples couldn't stay awake
  • Jesus was betrayed and left by his friends
  • The crowds who chanted "Hosanna!" began chanting "Crucify him!"
  • Given the choice, the crowds chose to release a murderer instead of Jesus
  • Jesus was beaten, tortured, mocked, humiliated, and put to death on a cross.
Yes, it would most definitely be a happier story to go straight from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. But without the days in between, we could never have Easter. Without Good Friday, there is no Easter. Without the betrayal, the beatings, the humiliation...there is no Easter. As ugly as the events are that occurred between Palm Sunday and Easter, they were necessary. Christ did all of these things, he suffered all, even death on the cross, for us and for our salvation. So, while we may be tempted to not confront the ugliness that is remembered this week, we must. We must look to the cross...that is where our salvation was won.


outdooredOutdoor Education Fieldtrip Opportunity
By day we are a Preschool & Childcare facility. By afternoon, we offer fieldtrips to share what we can learn from nature.

Here are just a few things you can do:
  • Experience our outdoor education classroom. Our nature center includes a large, fenced in area for kids to safely encounter nature. We catch leaves, and snowflakes, and dig in the 
  • Hike on our nature trail. We have over 18 acres of land that is home to many animals
  • Trees are tapped for sap in late Winter. We then boil it for syrup.
  • Visit the owl's nest. We expect owlets to hatch mid-March. They will be grown up and leave the nest by the end of May or early June. Learn all about owls, from our resident expert, Mr. Boris.
Fieldtrip times available year-round.

Click on Flyer for more information. 

Christ the Life Preschool and Childcare
Conveniently located just east of the Fire Station
3031 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188

Find us on Facebook
**Teacher visit to our location requested, prior to fieldtrip.
TTFTeaching the Faith Workshops
Please share with your early childhood teachers, PS-2nd grade.

2016 Teaching the Faith Workshops

South Wisconsin District Early Childhood Education Committee
and Concordia University Wisconsin


By living in faith we find JOY!!
Whether we feel sad or happy, we can still Joyfully walk with the Lord. As we praise and thank God for the many blessings and gifts He gives us, we remember the greatest gift - His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
During Lent and Easter, we celebrate our Lord who died and rose again so that we will forever! Can you imagine the JOY Jesus' disciples felt when they realized they were again able to walk with their Friend, their Savior, and their King?
We pray you will be eager to inspire your young students and their families to live in JOY as they grow and learn; praising their Savior and telling others about Him!

Bethlehem Lutheran
1121 Georgia Ave.

Sunday, April 10

2:00 - 4:30 pm 
Hales Corners Lutheran Church
12300 W. Janesville Rd.
Hales Corners
Monday, April 25
6:00 - 8:30 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
899 S. 6th Ave.
West Bend
Sunday, May 1
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Only $20 per person                    Registry Hours Available

Registration will be done online at swd.lcms.org/registration.
You may pay with a credit card online or pay with a check offline.

If paying with a check, print your email confirmation and mail it with your check 
made payable to:
South Wisconsin District - LCMS
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI  53222


Questions on registration - contact Robin Mueller,
mueller@swd.lcms.org or 414-292-0741.
PDPPDP Seminar

PDP Course Seminar
Monday and Tuesday, June 20/21
ONLINE available NOW 

For first year Lutheran teachers finishing up this year, who will need to do a PDP for DPI
if they want to earn their next 5-yr.  Professional Teacher License,
that is, if they have their initial teaching license already.

LSNLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Saturday, April 23

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

6:10 pm

$17  -  Loge Outfield Box


General Information for schools and churches

Student Ticket Order Form - students fill out this form and return it to the school office

Ticket Order Form - schools/churches use this to submit their order

Individual Order Form - churches use this form for their members
PrincipalsconfSAVE THE DATE - Principals' Conference

WHEN:        Monday, September 19

WHERE:     Concordia University Wisconsin
                    Terrace Room

COST:         TBD 

preretirementPre-Retirement Workshop

Pre-Retirement Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
South Wisconsin District Office

This FREE workshop is designed for all professional church workers of any age (and their spouses), but is especially important for those within 20 years of retirement. It is intended to help you understand the process of planning for retirement, and all of the decisions that go into deciding when to retire.

Advanced registration is required.
To register for this workshop please contact:
Karen at the District office.
414-464-8100, ext. 743

survey2018 N/S Teachers' Conference Survey

You should have received an email
with a link to a brief survey
regarding the
2018 N/S Teachers Conference.  

Please share this link with your

volunteersVolunteers Needed - Synod Convention

for the LCMS National Convention July 9-14!  

Any amount of time that you can commit to this exciting event will be a
great experience for you and a huge help to the convention committee!
You will have an opportunity to see your synod at work.

Click here for a Convention Volunteer Form and brief job descriptions to choose from.

Feel free to call the District office (414-464-8100) if you have
further questions about anything.

Please share this with your staff!

CPSpaychexConcordia Plan Services / Paychex

*** Paychex 50% Discount Promotion ***
Announcing a special, limited time promotion, exclusively for our Concordia Plans employers that will make it even easier to leap over to Paychex!
50% off of payroll services for a year if you run your first payroll by May 26th, 2016!!**
**After the first year discount, your pricing will continue at the Concordia Plan Services negotiated discount of 35%.
Let Paychex handle your payroll, taxes, direct deposit, time and attendance, ESR, HR, ACA Compliance, W2s and, in addition, we can now transmit your CRSP file to EBSO - at no additional charge.
Free up more time to work on mission and ministry!
For more information regarding the special, the CPS partnership and to sign-up for a no-obligation proposal please visit the CPS website at www.concordiaplans.org/paychex.
If you have other questions please don't hesitate to contact Vicki Helling, CPS Payroll Consultant at 314-885-6816, or Robin Richert, the CPS designated Paychex National Account Representative at rrichert@paychex.com.


concordiaplans_paychex.com www.concordiaplans.org_paychex

Paychex - national LCMS account 877-758-0036
Reference Concordia Code 6105

SOSSpring Luncheon and Silent Auction for the SOS Center

Spring Luncheon & Silent Auction
fundraiser for SOS ministry 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Klemmer's Banquet Center
10401 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Tickets:   $40 each or $300 for a table of 8
Come to support one of our most vital ministries to our children-our future-in urban Milwaukee!
Come to enjoy fellowship and lunch with friends supporting a common cause.
Come for the fun of finding an interesting theme basket or items to take home. 
(Contact Johnnie Fields,jfieldsjr@sbcglobal.net if you'd like to donate to the auction.)
To order tickets or for more information, contact Sheila at
 or 414-449-9964.
Prayers for:
  • Safe travels for all those traveling for spring break.
  • John Ellenberger and his family. John is a teacher at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, who lost his sister and niece in a house fire.
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?

Monday, March 14
Racine Pastors
Circuit Meeting 

Wednesday, March 16 

School Visit and Chapel

St. John's, West Bend

School Visit
St. John's Early Childhood
West Bend 

School Visit
St. Andrew Early Childhood Center,  West Bend

 eventsUpcoming Events

               Hilton City Center, Milwaukee

April 9 - Pre-Retirement Workshop, District office

April 10 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Bethlehem, Sheboygan

April 11 - Spring Pastors' Conference, Oshkosh

April 23 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park 

April 25 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Hales Corners, Hales Corners 
May 1 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, St. John's, West Bend

May 15 - District and personal financial aid applications due
July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Milwaukee

July 16-20 - National Youth Gathering, New Orleans

August 5 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 12 - New Worker Orientation - District Office

August 15 - Firm Foundations

September 19 - Principals' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

October 13-15 - LEA Convocation, Grand Rapids, MI

November 4 - Firm Foundations 

Click on the link to
register for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Confessing Christ for the Next Generation!

Chris Cody
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

SWD School Ministry | 414-464-8100, ext. 3  |  FAX - 414-464-0602
8100 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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