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October Lunch Menu

Here is the yummy menu for October! :)

October 2017 Lunch

Salem Saints at SCLA Homecoming

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Homecoming at St. Croix Lutheran St. Croix Lutheran is our partner in extending Christian education through the high school years. The students pictured represented our school at SCL’s Homecoming Kick, Pass and Spike Competition. GO SAINTS!

Salem Volleyball News

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This past Sunday, the Salem B-girls volleyball team had the opportunity to play in a tournament at West Lutheran High School. They started out the tournament with a strong showing in the pool play, winning every one of their games and only losing one match during those wins. Our fourth graders, Ellie and Kayden, both had phenomenal serves and scored several points for the team. The girls were working hard and in what was, for many of them, their first volleyball tournament. The Saints were given the #1 seed in their pool and received a bye in the championship bracket. Our first game during the bracket play was against King of Grace and it was a close match. The Saints lost the first match by a close margin but managed to pull off a win in the second. The third match was still close but King of Grace ended up winning by just a few points. This placed us in the fight for third place. Our opponents, Holy Trinity, had a great team but we had girls that were not going to give up. We had gr…

Soccer and Volleyball for Thursday 9/28/2017

The Salem Soccer team is starting their playoff journey on Thursday against Good Shepherd of Burnsville.  Salem will travel to the same field they played on for Tuesdays game (13800 Parkwood Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337, USA).  The players will be released at 2:45.

The Salem Volleyball B-team will be playing at home against Crown of Life. This will be the last game in their fun and exciting season!

Come cheer on our teams to Victory!!

Pioneer Family Camp Out News

Salem Pioneers would like to invite all families to their Fall Family Camp-out the weekend of September 29th. Please see the Camp-Out Flyer for more information.

Issue with Posting Grades on Headmaster

Parents, we recently discovered an issue with Headmaster. Grades had not updated for several days on the parent portal, even though our teachers were faithfully entering them. No data was lost—there was simply an issue with an automated upload from our Headmaster server. We have a temporary manual workaround that has resolved the issue until a permanent resolution is in place. As of Wednesday afternoon, when you log in, you are viewing the most current grades. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused. If you notice something like this in the future or have any other issue, please feel free to contact Mr. Scharf (bscharf@salemlutheran.org). Thank you.

Grandparents' Day Volunteers

Grandparents' Day is this Friday. We are still in need of kitchen help (cooking and clean up) and we also need a photographer to capture pictures of the event throughout the morning activities (use of your own camera would be best). Please contact the school office if you can help!

Sports Calendar — Updated Instructions for Adding Our Calendar to Yours

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To add our Salem Sports calendar to your Google calendar, simply click this link, and then click the blue plus sign in the bottom right corner. Confirm that you want to add this calendar to your Google calendar, and that's it.

NWEA (MAP) Testing

All Kindergarten through 8th grade students will begin testing next week starting September 25. Please be sure your children eat a good breakfast every morning and get plenty of sleep. If possible, please limit any appointments or early dismissals so we can ensure the students can complete this testing. Please see the link for more information. Thank you!
Top 6 Questions on MAP Testing


First Soccer game recap

It was a hot, humid September afternoon when Salem’s volleyball and soccer teams traveled to West St. Paul for their season debuts. The soccer team experienced exciting success, despite sweating up a “storm.”  Griffin's determination and drive resulted in the first two goals of the game. As play continued, Avery could be seen dribbling around the defenders from Crown of Life and punching in Salem’s third goal. After several opportunities, Noah found his way around the goalie to score the fourth goal, and it was time for the halftime break. Reese and Houghton played a strong defensive game. Crown of Life came out strong in the second half and tested goalie Tyler. He passed the test and prevented Crown of Life from scoring...the whole game!  Congratulations on the shutout, Tyler!  Lars sealed the 5 - 0 win for the Saints with the only goal of the second half. The heat and humidity exhausted the players, and the game pace slowed as the clock wound down…

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

Salem Lutheran is a busy and active place with many people coming and going each day. With your careful help, we would like to keep the safety of our children a top priority. Here are some procedures we ask your help with throughout the school year for drop-off and pick-up here at Salem.

Before School Drop-off
The driveway in front of the school is intended for bus and car drop-off. The parking lots should be used for cars that will be parked for any length of time, whether attended or unattended. Please do not PARK in the driveway in front of the school. If you think it may take some time and assistance to exit the vehicle, please park and walk in with your children. Please be mindful of the buses that will be dropping off children in the morning so you do not block their access to the driveway. The upper driveway in front of the church doors is available for parking to walk preschoolers into the building in the AM only.

After School Pick-up
The K-8 children will be escorted outside by…

Grandparents' Day Dismissal at 12:30 pm

Did you invite someone special yet?

Please remember to turn in the registration form to let us know who will be coming for Grandparents' Day on September 22. We would welcome any extra adults that would like to accompany a child that day to also sign up for this fun event. Please call the school office and let us know you are coming.

School will be dismissed after lunch that day at 12:30 pm or 11:30 pm for those students who may be leaving early with their guest.

Here are the registration formandinvitationfor further information on this event.

St. Croix Lutheran Homecoming September 22

Jeff Lemke and Salem Lutheran Alumni from St. Croix Lutheran Academy visited our school this week to invite all of our students to this Friday's Homecoming Football Game at SCL. Kick, Pass and Spike winners from our school will compete at halftime during the game. There will be Meal Deals and an Inflatable Jumper starting at 5:00 pm. The parade starts in front of the school at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm. Tours of the school are provided at the end of the third quarter.

Picture Retake Day is October 26

Our students did a great job having their pictures taken on Monday! Thank you for having order forms ready or for ordering online in advance. You may still order online by visiting Inter-State's Order Site and use the order code: 19837SB

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your order to arrive. Picture retake day is October 26.
The players are able to leave at 3 pm today, to get to their sports on time.  Please remember to exit at Thompson Ave to get to the soccer field.  For volleyball take 494 to the Roberts street.  Turn left on Roberts.  Turn left on Crusader Ave. (by Baker's square). The school is down about a mile on the right.

First Soccer and Volleyball Games

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Come on over to West St. Paul and cheer on the soccer and volleyball teams.  Check the sports calendar for locations.  Below are directions to help get to the soccer game.
Go Saints!


Picture Day is Monday, Sept. 11

Bring your smile!

Don't forget Monday is Picture Day. Order forms were sent home with your child last week. If you have a preschooler who is not normally here on Mondays you may bring them in anytime between 8:30 am and 11:30 am if you would like to order pictures for them or have them included in a class picture. There is also a chance to do this on retake day which is on Thursday, October 26. 

Please return order forms to school with payment made out to Inter-State for the pictures ordered on the 11th or order online by visiting Inter-State's Order Site and use the order code: 19837SB

Sports Calendar

Many of you may know we have a school calendar, but did you know that there is also a Sports Calendar?  If not below is a link to help you add the sports calendar to another google calendar.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/salemlutheran.org_vpm5vvtn8v5lfbna1r78jd22tk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics


The link below will let you view the sports calendar in a web page if you would like to see the calendar in that format.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=salemlutheran.org_vpm5vvtn8v5lfbna1r78jd22tk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago


Before and After School Care Notes

Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care is currently provided from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm daily for those parents that have registered in advance for this service. Please register your child or contact the school office when you would like to drop off your child so we can plan staffing arrangements for this service. 

Families are charged $5 per morning/afternoon per child with discounts for multiple children. You will be billed at the end of the month and all payments should be made to Salem Lutheran School. Preschool students can be dropped off and picked up in Room 120. K-8 students are cared for in the Lunch Room. Please enter the lower level doors by the south side of the building to drop off or pick up your child/ren.

We are in need of additional care providers for certain days. Please contact the school office if you would like to help. Thank you!

Salem's Band Program

Salem's Band Program (Gr. 4 - 8)

Please turn in any registration forms for our band program to the school office by Friday, September 8. Band lessons will begin on Wednesday, September 13. Mrs. Balk will be contacting students to set up their private lesson time. Please contact her if you have any questions regarding this program (juliebalk@usfamily.net).

SCRIP Program

Salem's SCRIP Program

Many of our school families use the Scrip program to help fund their child's tuition or contribute to our school's tuition assistance or food service program.

Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. You can purchase gift cards from us at face value, and we order those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is a rebate for you or our school. 

Great Lakes Scrip Center offers over 300 of the country's biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. You can put your shopping dollars to work for you!

Print your own Scrip order forms, or pick them up at the church entrance or in the school office. They can be dropped off with payment on the 2nd and 4th Monday (some exceptions) of the month and are available for pick up on the following Friday (check our School Calendar for a full li…

Fall Sports

The fall sports for Salem Lutheran have begun!

The Soccer team has about a dozen players on the team, and they are looking good at practice.  The Volleyball team has nine players on the team.  They are looking great and having fun at practice.  Both teams will kick off the year with games at Crown of Life on Tuesday, September 12th at 4 pm.

Students from Salem also the opportunity to participate on a disk golf team.  For more information see Mrs. Noack.  The dates for disc golf are September 23, 30, and October 14.

On October 18th there will be a cross country meet for students in grades 5-8.  It will be at Maple Heights Park in Maplewood at 1 pm.  The participants will leave school around noon, after eating lunch, and return by the end of the school day.  If interested contact Mr. Collins.  There may be optional practices in early October.