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Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home tomorrow!

No Bus Friday, Nov. 2

Busing will not be available in the AM or PM this Friday.  Please make other arrangements for transportation for your child. Busing will resume on Monday.

Thank you!

November School News

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MAP Testing Salem went through its seasonal MAP testing at the beginning of October. The students were tested on Math, Reading, and Language. The testing is a way for teachers to see where the students are at and how we can better assist them with their learning.

Teacher’s Conference The faculty of Salem attended the Minnesota State Teacher’s Conference in October and were able to see many different sectionals about teaching. We had time to reconnect with classmates and other teachers from the area as well as learn best practices for helping our students learn to their fullest potential.

Reformation Learning is Fun The entire school had fun on Oct. 31 learning about Martin Luther while doing various Reformation activities. The students frosted cookies with the Luther Seal on them. They learned what all of the different parts of the seal mean. They built a Wartburg Castle and learned how Martin Luther hid there from those who wanted him dead. They also got the opportunity to "fin…

November Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of November.

November Lunch Menu

Salem Lutheran Youth Events Coming Soon!

Salem Youth Group is available to any youth 7th grade or older. Here is the schedule of upcoming events. Please RSVP to these events by clicking the provided links so we know how many teens to expect for our events, this will help our leaders prepare appropriately.

Please subscribe to our digital calendar for notifications of upcoming events, you can set this up to send you personal alerts so you will not miss out on all the fun. Click here to view & subscribe to the calendar.

As always, join us for Bible study on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM

Wednesday, Oct. 31st   Reverse Trick or TreatingRSVP Here
Dress up in your favorite Salem gear /blue and green. Have fun with the Youth Group while collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantry, and spreading the word about Salem Lutheran Church and School. ( I'm pretty sure there will be candy involved!)


Saturday,  Nov. 3rd   Highway Clean Up with Christ North St PaulRSVP Here
Meet & Fleet Farm gas station 9am.Pl…

Jubilate Choir

Jubilate Choir sings in church this Sunday, October 28th, at the 10:30 service.  Please dress nicely and we will meet in the entryway of church and walk in from the back since you are singing right at the beginning of the service.  Look forward to hearing you praise your Savior.  Please inform Ms. Gosch if you will not be able to attend.

First Quarter K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences—Nov 7-9

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We're scheduling conferences to be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 4-7 PM,  Thursday, November 8 from 4-7 PM, and Friday, November 9 from 8-9 AM.

Parent-teacher conferences offer an opportunity for parents/caregivers and teachers to speak with each other about issues affecting their children, like student achievement, work habits, and progress. Parents/caregivers can help make this a productive time by bringing questions, concerns, or suggestions to the meeting. We recommend that both parents/caregivers attend the conference if possible.

Our first quarter ends on Friday, October 26. Report cards for all students will be sent home on Wednesday, October 31.

Each of these conferences will be 15 minutes in length. Should more time be needed, please make other arrangements with the teacher. Conferences for students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be conducted in your child's homeroom. Click the SIGN UP! button below to schedule your K-4 conference.


Middle School Confere…

Picture Retake Day is Thursday, Oct. 25!

If you would like to retake your child's photo or missed Picture Day in September you can try again this Thursday. Return the photo package you are not happy with and Inter-state will retake pictures and give you a new package. Students who were not in attendance on picture day should also let their teacher know they need to be included in retakes. Order forms are available in the school office or orders can be made online below.

Preschool families that would like a picture taken can arrive between 8:30 - 11:00 am if their child does not normally attend on Thursdays. Pictures will be taken in the church entrance.

If you did not place an order and would like to, you may do so atInter-State Order Siteand use the order code: 30176WA

Inter-state's phone # is651-204-9921

First Quarter K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences

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We're scheduling conferences to be held on Wednesday, November 7,  Thursday, November 8, and Friday, November 9 for all students. Parent-teacher conferences offer an opportunity for parents/caregivers and teachers to speak with each other about issues affecting their children, like student achievement, work habits, and progress. Parents/caregivers can help make this a productive time by bringing questions, concerns, or suggestions to the meeting. We recommend that both parents/caregivers attend the conference if possible.

Our first quarter ends on Friday, October 26. Report cards for all students will be sent home on Wednesday, October 31.

Each of these conferences will be 15 minutes in length. Should more time be needed, please make other arrangements with the teacher. Conferences for students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be conducted in your child's homeroom. Click the SIGN UP! button below to schedule your K-4 conference.


Middle School Conference Notes: We stron…

Gentle Shepherd Lutheran School—India

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Gentle Shepherd Lutheran School now has a covering over their open area. All the children can fit underneath it. This covering is like garden netting which lets the air in, but protects the children and teachers from the hot sun and bugs falling from the trees. The area will give them a better option for having classes outside instead of in the hot cement walled rooms. The temperatures are still in the 90's F, so the area will be well used.

Through the end of October, we are gathering gifts to help support Gentle Shepherd school. Our gifts help to make their education possible. If you would like to support this effort, please pick up one of the envelopes in the church entrance or in the school office. Thank you!

Basketball Volunteer Sign-Up

Basketball Parents,
We need your help to make our home basketball games run smoothly. Here is a link to a google spreadsheet with different opportunities to volunteer. We need everyone to sign up for 3 or 4 spots. Thank you for your time and dedication to our school! We appreciate you! :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YdrVGSjimxkFnmRcrCQDlJU0rS9sWaIjBk28nqcC3DM/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Klatt

Salem Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - Thurs 10/25 6:30 pm

The October Salem Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) meeting is this Thursday, October 25th at 6:30 pm.  All parents, guardians, and staff of Salem are invited and encouraged to attend our monthly meetings.  The SPTO plans various events and activities for the families and staff of the school.  It's also a great time to meet other parents and staff.  Plan to join us!

Cross Country Meet Results

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On a chilly but sunny Wednesday afternoon, four Salem students took on the challenge of a cross country meet in Crystal, MN.  After surveying the new course with Coach Ross, the runners mingled with their enthusiastic fans.  Issac, our only 6th-grade participant, was the first of the group to race and finished his 1 mile run in better time than last year! He had a very solid race and Coach hopes he continues to run and improve his time for the next few years at Salem.

Salem's next runner, the first of the 8th graders, was Sophia. After a two year hiatus, Sophia returned to run the 1.5 mile course.  Although she was nervous, Sophia had an excellent time, especially compared to her 5th-grade time. As a bonus, she ran a faster time than her older sister did a few years ago!  The cheering from her older sister and mom must have helped her push to the end.

The final race of the day was for the 8th-grade boys, of which Griffin & Reese were competing for Salem.  Griffin was consisten…

Basketball Practices Start Next Week

Basketball season is here! Practices start next week with the girls practicing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15pm and the boys practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6:00pm. The basketball calendar is below. Please look for emails/notes home/blog posts/the sports calendar for updates and changes. The athletic fee for winter sports is $75.00. Please give your payment to Mrs. Klatt next week. If this is the first sport your child has participated in so far this year, please also have your athlete sign a copy of the athletic agreement, which is available from the school office.

There will also be a google basketball sign-up coming out soon for helping out during games. Thank you for your help! :)

Basketball Calendar 2018-2019

11/09HomeKing of Grace (B girls-6:30, A boys-7:30)
11/16HomeBelle Plain (A boys-6:30)
11/30AwayHoly Trinity/BL2 (B girls-6:30, A boys-7:30)

Kick, Pass, and Spike Competitors Represent Salem

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Several Salem Lutheran students visited St. Croix Lutheran Academy on Friday, October 5 to watch the Homecoming game and participate in the annual Kick, Pass & Spike competition. Thank you to all who came out to represent Salem and cheer on the SCL Crusaders to victory! It was a fun event!!


Cheerleading Coach Needed

Salem is still looking for a cheerleading coach this winter sports season! Mrs. Klatt also needs to know who is interested in being a cheerleader!  If there isn't much interest or we don't find a coach, we will not be able to have cheerleading. Please email Mrs. Klatt with any information. Thank you!

NO BUS NEXT WEEK - NO SCHOOL THURSDAY, 10/18 & FRIDAY 10/19

Next week school will only be in session Monday, 10/15 - Wednesday, 10/17 since our teachers will be attending the WELS Teachers' Conference on Thursday and Friday. Busing will not be available next week.  Please make other arrangements for transportation for your child Monday through Wednesday. Busing will resume on Monday, 10/22/18.

Thank you!

Stopping Ink Cartridge Collection

We are not able to continue our ink cartridge collection due to the lack of programs available for us to participate in. Please do not drop ink cartridges off at school. 

We will still be collecting Boxtops for Education and those can be dropped off at the school entrance. Aluminum cans are also still being collected and can be dropped off in the bin next to the garage on Panama Ave.

Fall Sports Party

It's almost time to celebrate our cross country, soccer, and volleyball teams! We will be having our Fall Sports Party on Tuesday, October 16th from 3:45-4:30 in the gym. There will be pizza, pop, lemonade, and any other treats that families want to bring! If you would like to help serve food at the beginning of the party, please let Mrs. Klatt know. See you next Tuesday!

No Band Wednesday, October 17

NO BAND NEXT WEEK - Mrs. Balk will be out of town.

Mission & Ministry Weekend at Salem

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Our focus on missions continues this weekend! In our worship, we're going to see how Paul, as challenging as it was, followed Jesus' call to take the gospel to "the ends of the earth." Sometimes it's hard for us to take the good news to the ends of our driveway, but we'll hear how well-equipped we are to share the news about Jesus wherever we are and with whomever we meet. We will watch the new movie, To the Ends of the Earth, during the Bible study hour downstairs in the Fellowship Hall, and then in our Bible studies for the next few weeks God's Word will equip us to share God's Word wherever we go. We have copies of the movie available after all our services. Please take one and if you can, share it with someone who needs to see it! If you'd like to learn more about the movie, go to https://totheendsoftheearthmovie.com/.




Also, please remember that this month we are gathering offerings for Gentle Shepherd Lutheran School in Guntur, India. The scho…

2018-2019 Family Academic Night - Science

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 7 and help us prepare for a fun night of learning!

We need people who can share an area of science with our students and families. Maybe you know an easy, cool experiment you want to demonstrate and share. If you or someone you know can help share your time and expertise with Salem students, please contact Jill Kaiser (jkaiser@salemlutheran.org).

Thank you!

American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes

The following information was sent home with your child today.

American Diabetes Association  School Walk for Diabetes
Salem Lutheran School students will participate in the School walk for Diabetes. What does this mean?
Thea Kogler will come and speak to the students about diabetes on October 15th at 1pm.  (Her daughter Hayden has diabetes.) The attached envelope may be used by the students to collect money for the American Diabetes Association from family and friends.  (This is optional.) If you don’t want to send cash or a check you can donate online on the American Diabetes Association school walk for diabetes website.  Please choose Salem Lutheran for your Team Name.
The students should hand in their donation envelopes to the school office by November 2nd.
All Salem Lutheran School students will participate in some sort of physical activity with their classroom teacher on November 2nd.

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 contests of six problems each. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting https://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/results/view. Our Salem fifth and sixth-grade students are in the B-6 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-5 category. Categories are determined by school size.

Other test dates this school year are the weeks of November 12, January 14, and February 25.

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://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/about.


School Board Meeting Tuesday, October 9

The next scheduled meeting is this Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm.  Anyone that would like to address the board may request time at the beginning of the meeting by contacting Principal Klatt  (rklatt@salemlutheran.org), or Board Chairman, Karl Paulsen (kvkthethinker@gmail.com).

Cross country information

All 5th through 8th graders are welcome to join Mr. Collins for cross country practices.  The practices are Wednesday, Oct. 10th and Monday, Oct. 15th. The meet will be 1pm on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at Bassett Creek Park, 5609 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422.  This is a different location from past meets as King of Grace is organizing it this year.  We should return to school by the end of the school day.
If you are unable to attend practices and would like to go to the meet please let Mr. Collins or Mrs. Klatt know.  This way we will know who is running and can plan for them to warm up and be ready for their race.  Please let us know if your child needs a ride.

Salem Soccer - game #6 recap

The Salem Saints soccer team felt the woes of having a small team for Thursday's quarterfinal matchup against Good Shepherd of Burnsville.  Going into the day, the number of available team members was only 10, while 11 people are needed to play on the field.  Coach Collins had a feeling this could happen, so with Griffin and Gideon out of town and David's illness lingering, recruitment of teammates was in order on Thursday morning.  Stepping in to fill these big shoes were Tessa, Ellie, McKenna, and Adeline.  These brave young volleyball players brought their court training to the field. 

Tessa, Addie, and McKenna, together with Reese and Noah H, were a formidable defense. Reese was a great 8th-grade leader with guidance for all the new players. Our other 8th grader, Zander, played his best game of the season in the net. He made some amazing saves. The powerful goal kicks by Zander & Reese made everyone move way down the field!

Our master midfielders, Birk & Eli, were …

Cheerleading

Basketball season is almost here, which means cheerleading season is as well! If your child wants to be a cheerleader, please let Mrs. Klatt know along with your child's shirt size. Practice times/days are not yet decided because we are still looking for coaches. Thank you!

Pictures have Arrived!

Pictures have arrived and will be sent home with your child this week. If you have any questions on your order you can call Inter-state at 651-204-9921. If you would like to retake your child's photo or missed the picture day you can try again on Retake Day which is  Thursday, October 25.

If you did not place an order and would like to you may do so atInter-State Order Siteand use the order code: 30176WA

Basketball

Basketball Parents,
We are excited and ready for our basketball season to start! Salem will be fielding two teams this year. A girl’s B team (3rd grade-7th grade) and a boy’s/co-ed A team (4th grade-8th grade). Practices for the girls will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15pm and practices for the boys will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6:00pm. Practices will start the week of October 22nd. Coaching the girl's B team will be Alex Monjeau and Tessa Anderson. The coaches for the boys will be Travis Koester and Neal Anderson. If your child plans on playing, please email Mrs. Klatt so we can have an official roster. The sports calendar will be updated soon for you to see our season schedule. If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Klatt know. Thank you!

Free Screening of Documentary "Angst"

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Angst – is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. 

To register, or for a link to the Angst movie website where you can view trailers and find out more about the documentary, go to https://ysb.net/event/angst-standrewschurch/?instance_id=368.




Parent Social Opportunity Tonight!

Townie Tuesdays is hosting an event at Lift Bridge Brewery tonight to help support Trout in the Classroom from the local Trout Unlimited chapter. Trout in the Classroom was a learning event we used for Science in the upper grades and we found it valuable to the students as well as the environment. Salem will be providing food for the event with all proceeds helping our tuition assistance fund. Trout Unlimited will receive $1 for every pint sold on TuesdayOctober 2, from 5-8 p.m. There will also be some silent auction items available to bid on as well as hands-on fly casting where you can learn from the experts. This is an event mostly for adults, but there is root beer available for those who are underage or do not like the adult beverages at the brewery. We are hoping we have a great turn-out as well. Join us for a fun evening!

Directions to Lift Bridge Brewery