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Salem Wear

Salem Wear Swap Shop
Bring in your gently used and still wearable Salem t-shirts, sweatshirts and other Salem clothing to the school office anytime between now and November 8th. We will have a table in the school entrance for parents to "Swap" and "Shop" during Parent Teacher Conferences the week of November 6.
Want Something New?
You can purchase new Salem wear by shopping with the link found on the Salem Blog Menu. It is also avaiable here for your shopping convenience.
Salem Wear Website

November Home & School Connection

Tips on Homework
Being a Good School Citizen
Sparking Curiosity

These are just a few of the topics covered in the November Home & School Connection. Please take some time to read this helpful resource for parents!

November Home & School Connection


REMINDER...

Have you signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences yet? Please do so today!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up

Middle School Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

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Parents of middle school students, we invite and welcome you to bring your middle school students to our upcoming conferences. Bringing your student will enable parents, teacher, and child a chance to discuss issues from each of our unique perspectives.

We look forward to seeing you on November 8, 9, or 10.

November Lunch Menu

November is almost here!

Here is the November Lunch Menu

Salem Blog Lunch Tip: If you want to find the last lunch menu quickly in the Salem News Blog, just search on "Lunch Menu". You will get to the lunch menu quicker than scrolling through the blog to find it. :)


Harvest Cook Out

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Be sure to join us Sunday with your favorite dish to share at the Harvest Cook Out immediately following the late Sunday Worship service.  Hamburgers and Hot dogs provided!  Bounce house and other games!  Fun for all!

Caps for Kids

Thank you for participating in Caps for Kids by wearing your favorite hat to school and bringing a dollar for children with cancer.  It was great seeing the students and teachers wearing their favorite hat!

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up

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The first quarter of our school ends on October 27. It's a great time to discuss the progress of your student. We’re scheduling conferences to be held after school on Wednesday, November 8, Thursday, November 9,  and the morning of Friday, November 10. (We have no school on November 10.)

Preschool conferences are scheduled for 30 minutes.Conferences for Kindergarten through Grade 4 are scheduled to last 20 minutes. Conferences for Grades 5-8 are "walk-in" style. These teachers will be at tables in the school lunchroom. Parents can be seated while they wait for a particular teacher. Parents can visit all the teachers or select which ones to visit. With many middle school students, teachers will meet with each family for 5-10 minutes. If you need additional time, please contact the teacher to arrange another time to meet.
All parent in preschool and K-8 are encouraged to sign up for a parent-teacher conference. Families with multiple children are encouraged to sign up quick…

Cheer Leading Team!

Attention 4th - 8th grade girls!  Mrs. Sames has graciously volunteered to coach a cheerleading team.  Interested girls should text Mrs. Sames at 715-410-4647 as soon as possible.  Practices will be Tuesdays or Thursdays after school from 3:40 - 5:00 pm.  The start of practice will be Thursday November 2nd.  Uniforms are limited and will be issued on a first come basis.

Jubilate Choir

The Jubilate Choir will be singing at the 10:30 service this Sunday, October 29.  We will meet in the conference room at 10:05.  We sing near the beginning of the service so we will sit in reserved seats in the back of church until it is time for us to sing.  Singers will go sit with their families for the remainder of the service after they sing their song.  Please make every effort to join us.  Remember that the Harvest Cook-Out will be following the 10:30 service.

Thank you.  Mrs. Raasch

Basketball Starts

Salem Basketball practices start this week!  Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The girls will be in the mornings before school (7:30 am to 9:00 am) and the boys will start right after school (3:45 pm to 5:30 pm). Be sure to come prepared for practice in proper clothing and footwear!  All of the practice and game information is on the athletic calendar.

Cross Country Results

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Participating in the 2017 Cross Country Meet were eight students from grades 5-7.  It was a beautiful day with almost perfect weather and fall colors surrounding the Maple Heights Park.  Two students came home with medals, with Avery giving it all to take 1st in the 6th grade girls race and Griffin with a home stretch sprint to finish 3rd in the 7th grade boys race.  Isaac and Lars, who ran their first meet, had excellent finishing times.  Meanwhile, Luke, Meade, John, and Reese all improved their finishing times from prior years.  Thank you to all the runners and Mr Collins looks forward to another great meet next year!

Picture Retake Day is October 26

Picture retake day is on October 26. If you wish to retake your child's photo, please bring your original picture package back on Thursday. Pictures will be retaken that morning between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. If pictures were not taken yet, please let your child's teacher know to make sure they are taken on Thursday. Order forms are available in the school office or picture packages can be purchased online at www.inter-state.com/order. Use order code 21571WA
Thank you!

No Bus October 23 & 24

Please note there is no busservice before or after school on Monday, Oct. 23 & Tuesday, Oct. 24.
School, however, is in session on both days!

No School Thursday and Friday, October 19th & 20th

No school tomorrow and Friday due to Teachers' Conference.

Have a blessed weekend!

Cross Country Meet

On Wednesday, October 18th, Salem students in Grades 5-8 are invited to participate in a cross country meet at Maple Heights Park in Maplewood at 1 pm.  If your child(ren) are planning to attend, please let Mr. Collins know. Students that wish to participate will be dismissed from school at 12:15 pm. and return by 3:30 pm.  They will be able to eat hot lunch before they leave. Parents, let Mr. Collins know if you are able to drive or if your student needs a ride.

Students participating in the cross country meet should be dressed for the weather, which is predicted to be 70 and sunny. Suggested clothing is athletic shorts, jersey (provided by Salem), running shoes, and a light coat/sweatshirt.  No jeans, please.  Students should also bring a water bottle and possibly a snack for after the run.  Let's go Saints!

Preschool Field Trip

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Salem Preschool had an enjoyable day at the Dome Ranch on Wednesday.  We had 46 preschoolers and over 20 parents join us on our trip. The children enjoyed a fun-filled day of feeding animals, nature walk and playground in the woods, as well as making a craft project with their own sheep's wool.  It was chilly, but we still had fun learning away from the classroom.






Please Join Us!

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What? 
Basic Bible Christianity—an introduction to what Christianity is all about. Whether you're new to the Bible and to Salem or if you've been a lifelong member, you are welcome to attend. Bring a friend! 

When?
Beginning Monday, October 23rd, at 7 PM

Where?
In the School Conference Room (across from the 4-K room in the upper level of the school)

Questions?
Contact Pastor Brohn at jbrohn@salemlutheran.org / 651-246-6856 (cell phone).

Public Speaking Festival

All of our students in grades 5-8 have prepared speeches that can be used in a Public Speaking event. The categories they chose from wereStorytelling, Humorous Reading, Serious Prose, Serious Poetry, and Speech.  I could use parents next week to listen to these students practice their speeches.If you are available this coming Tuesday (10/17) and Wednesday(10/18) at 10:15 please contact Mrs. Brohn or the school office. It will take about 1-1 1/2 hours.

For the students who choose to go, the TCALPC Public Speaking Festival for grades 5 - 8 will be conducted on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at St. Croix Lutheran High School at 9 AM.

Wanted: Photography Kids!

Our first meeting will be on Friday, October 27,  at 7:45 a.m. in Mrs. H.'s room.  If you can, take some fall pictures to share with us.   Email the pics to Mrs. H.   Also, please bring your device.  We may be practicing the new skills we learn.

Basketball Meeting Thursday, October 12 @ 6:30 pm

Just a reminder that all parents of children interested in participating in the basketball season should attend an informational meeting this Thursday in the School Lunch Room at 6:30 pm. This is an important meeting to communicate plans for the year. Please attend!

If your child is planning to participate but you are not able to come to the meeting, please let Mrs. Noack know. (lnoack@salemlutheran.org)

Gr K-4 Field Trip Friday, October 13

Just a reminder that our K- 4th Grade will be on a field trip to Warner Nature Center this Friday. Please have your child pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather!

Caps for Kids' Day Wednesday, October 18

This year our school will be participating in Caps for Kids' Cap Day!

This initiative benefits children across the country who are battling cancer. To participate, your child just needs to bring $1 to school on Wednesday, October 18. In exchange, they'll be able to wear their favorite cap in school all day.


Caps for Kids Mission Statement:

To provide every child that is diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer receiving chemotherapy to treat other life-threatening illnesses a cap autographed by the athlete, entertainer or other notable celebrity of their choice.

To a child who has lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments, the caps help them establish a special bond with their celebrity hero. The children gain strength from the autographed caps and feel as though their celebrity hero is beside them in every treatment and fight in the battle against cancer.

Gr 5-8 Students Compete in MLC Meet Math

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Our students in grades 5-8 are competing in the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition this year, and have completed the first of four tests. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting https://portal.mlc-wels.edu/meetmath/results/view. Our Salem fifth and sixth grade students are in the B-5 category, and our seventh and eighth grade students are in the A-4 category. Categories are determined by school size.

Other test dates this year are the week of November 13, January 14, and February 26.

Meet Math is a service club at Martin Luther College that provides mathematics contests for students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in WELS or ELS schools. This club also maintains school and individual statistics that are the basis for various awards presented at the end of the school year. For more information about Meet Math, visit https://portal.mlc-wels.edu/meetmath/home/about.

Basketball Parent Meeting Oct. 12 @ 6:30 pm

There will be a meeting for all parents with children interested in playing basketball to be held in the school lunch room on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 pm. It is important to attend this meeting so we start the season with good communication. Contact Mrs. Noack with any questions (lnoack@salemlutheran.org).
See you there!

October 29 - Save the Date!

Salem Lutheran Church and School will host a Harvest Cook-Out on October 29. Please bring your family and come and enjoy the day with us from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. See the Harvest Cook-Out Flyer for more information.

Message from Stillwater School Superintendent

Dear Salem Lutheran School Families,

Denise Pontrelli, Superintendent of Stillwater School District 834, sent out an email to school district residents on Tuesday, October 3 about drug use in the schools and community. I am sharing this message with you so that you are aware of what is happening. I called the Stillwater Schools Administrative Offices this morning to verify recent posts on social media about overdoses of drugs and distribution of drugs in candy form. They could not verify that information as being accurate and said that we have to take anything on social media with a grain of salt. They did admit, as the email message states, that drug usage is found in the schools and the communities around the schools. They also commented that parents have called the district office with first hand observations of drug behavior and this information has been given to authorities so that they can deal with the situation.  There are many good suggestions in the email to help prevent dru…

Preschool Field Trip

The preschool field trip scheduled for today was moved to next Wednesday, Oct. 11.  We will leave school at 9:30 and be back by 2:00 p.m.  The children and adults should wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors.  (long pants and jackets).  They should also make a bag lunch complete with drink.  Thank the weathermen for the change. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kindergarten Visited by Fire Department

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As part of  Fire Prevention Week, two members of the Stillwater Fire Department visited the Kindergarten classroom this past Wednesday. They talked with the children about fire safety. They especially warned the students about the dangers of matches and lighters and encouraged the children to tell an adult if they found either of those things on their playground or in their yard. They also encouraged the children to remind their parents to change the batteries in their smaller detectors at home. They also encouraged the children to discuss and talk with their families about an escape plan from their house in case of a fire and also to set up a safe meeting area to go to outside their home.   Firefighter Matt put on all his firefighting gear. They explained how all of his gear is needed to keep them safe from the fire and how it makes them look much different and even sound different because of the mask and oxygen tank. Some children have been scared by what firefighters look and soun…

Cross Country Practices and Meet Information

Cross Country will be having optional practices on Tues Oct 10, Thurs Oct 12, and Tues Oct 17 from 3:45 to about 4:30.  If it is raining at the end of the school day there will not be practice. The practices are optional and not required for students to come to the meet.  All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate in the October 18th meet at Maple Heights Park in Maplewood, MN starting at 1 pm. The meet is done around 3 pm and students will be back to Salem by the end of the school day.  Please let Mr. Collins know if you are planning to attend the meet so that we have a list of all attending and can ensure all participants have rides.  Lastly, contact Mr. Collins with any questions about the Cross Country practices or meet.

Reformation Youth Choir

There is an opportunity for students in 5 - 8 to sing in a combined youth choir comprised of students from our area Lutheran elementary schools at the Reformations Festival on Sunday, November 5 at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. The service will start at 4:30 pm and students that participate will need to be at St. Croix by 3:00 pm. Please consider this wonderful opportunity for your child! Let Mrs. Hasselquist or Mr. Zolldan know if you are interested.

5th - 8th Grade Sing Oct. 8

Grades 5 - 8 will sing in this Sunday's 10:30 am worship service. Please have your child arrive at 10:00 am to warm up. Thank you!

Oct. 14 & 15 Stillwater Harvest Festival

Salem Lutheran School will sponsor a children's booth at Stillwater's Harvest Festival on October 14 & 15 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Bring your children down to visit our booth or come and volunteer some time during this event. Contact the school office if you can help!

From the Principal

From the Principal’s Desk
October, 2017

We are off to a great start at Salem Lutheran School this year.  Great students.  Excellent staff.  Supportive and caring parents.  Fantastic facilities.  Scrumptious hot lunches (guess what I enjoy!). Enthusiastic participation in sports, choir, and band.  These are things that any school would be hoping or wishing that they could have in their own school.  Are all these things what makes Salem Lutheran School special?  Is there something else that makes us special?

Most definitely there is!  Salem Lutheran School’s mission statement is “Equipping the soul, mind and body for a lifetime and beyond in Christ”.   All schools have the goal of equipping the mind and body of a student for a successful lifetime.  This is what is expected from a school.  Note the first thing mentioned in Salem’s mission statement was “equipping the soul”.  The soul?  YES!  Training and educating a student in God’s Word is a primary focus for Salem Lutheran School.  It …