Showing posts from November, 2018

December Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of December. Please remember to make sure your lunch account is funded for the month ahead. Thank you! December Lunch Menu

December Message from the Principal

Saints and Angel Hosts Rejoice Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. What makes for a good Christmas? Is it getting the gifts you asked for? Maybe even getting a gift that you have been waiting for? Or maybe you love having family and friends around during Christmastime, or when all the kids are outside and you can finally get some peace and quiet. We all have our thoughts on what makes Christmas the best. The angels had something to share with the shepherds that made their Christmas the best. They told them that Jesus, the long-awaited Savior, was being born in Bethlehem. This may not seem like huge news, but back during those times, the Jews were waiting for the Savior for a long time. This was news that would make it a good Christmas. However, as Jesus grew, the Jews changed what he came here to save us from. They were looking for someone to come and save them from the Romans who had bee

December School News

School Christmas Service The students are preparing for their Christmas service this year entitled “Saints and Angel Hosts Rejoice”. We focus on how the good news was shared with many different people. We also revisit how it was foretold that Jesus would come to save us from our sins. We look forward to seeing you all on December 19th at 6pm in the gym for our service.  Preschool Christmas Service The preschoolers will also be having their Christmas service on December 13th at 6pm in the church. The theme of their service will be “Acrostic Christmas”. The students will be singing various songs about the love of their Savior and how he was born on Christmas Day. Feel free to come and hear as the preschoolers tell us all about our Savior’s birth. Parent Teachers Conference Conferences with parents went well. Many of the parents came and heard about how their children were doing and how we can partner to keep their children learning to their fullest potential. Conferences

Jubilate December Singing Dates

Dear Families of Jubilate Members, Here is the information for our December Singing Dates: Wednesday December 5th we will sing “The Manger Holds the Lamb” at the 4:00p.m. Advent service. Saturday December 8th we will sing “African Noel” and “The Manger Holds the Lamb” at the 5:00p.m. Salem Music Service. Wednesday December 19th we will sing “African Noel” at the K-8 Christmas Service. The Ladies of the choir will also sing “The Song of Mary”. Lord’s Blessings to you and your families as you prepare for the birth of our Savior. Ms. Gosch 651-764-3041

December Advent Supper Schedule

TAKE A NIGHT OFF FROM MAKING SUPPER Join us for church @ 4:00 or 7:00 pm supper & fellowship December 5 SALEM'S YOUTH GROUP will serve a soup, salad, bread & dessert 100% of proceeds will be used to buy gifts for families in need this Christmas season December 12 SALEM'S CARING COMMITTEE will serve Sloppy Joes, coleslaw & dessert The Caring Committee supports many programs at Salem December 19 SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM @ 6:00 No meal will be served. A free will offer will be accepted. If you’d like to donate a crockpot of soup for Dec 5’s meal please contact Jodi 651.208.5217 or Shelley 651.491.5508

No School Nov. 21-23

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS TO OUR SALEM FAMILY! Please join us for Thanksgiving worship at one of these services: Wednesday, Nov. 21  7:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 22   10:00 AM Regular Worship Times: Saturdays 5:00 PM Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 AM      Education Hour 9:30-10:30 AM

Basketball News

Our A-boy's team had a great game against Trinity, Belle Plaine last Friday night with a score of 46-8! Our next game will not be until Monday, December 3rd . It will be a home game against St. Mark's Eau Claire. Only the boy's A team will be playing at 6:30 . We have another game on Tuesday, December 4th . This game will be at Salem, but Christ will be hosting it, so we will not need any Salem volunteers! The girls will play at 6:30 and the boys will play at 7:30. We also have a game on Friday, December 7th at Salem, Greenfield . Girls will play at 6:30 and boys at 7:30. The address for the school is 9615 Pioneer Tr. Loretto, MN 55357 Here is the link to volunteer at home games for the remainder of the season! Thank you for all your help to make this a successful basketball season!

Saints Win Second Straight Home Game

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, the second regular season game brought the Salem Saints a cornucopia of riches. In our second straight home game, we hosted Trinity Lutheran who made the journey from Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Our Saints exploded out of the gates and never looked back. In the early stages, our defensive aggressiveness propelled us to a big early lead. The top of our 2-3 zone defense, led by eighth graders John (22 points) and Reese (4 points), displayed great anticipation on defense by stealing numerous passes, which led to a countless number of fast break opportunities for our Saints. When Trinity was able to set up their zone defense, I thought our zone offense executed well in the half court with good ball movement. Eighth grader Griffin (10 points) did an excellent job of driving the baseline of Trinity’s zone and opening up passing lanes for easy baskets. Our 27-6 halftime advantage on the scoreboard enabled us get everyone an ample amount of play

Second Round of MLC Meet Math Competition Complete

Our students in grades 5-8 recently finished the second round of the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting . 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 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

Butter Braids for Sale!

The 8th-grade class is planning to travel to the Boundary Water Canoe Area at the end of the school year for their class trip. They will be organizing several fundraisers to help them reach this goal. An order form will be available on the church entry information table, in each preschool classroom, in the school office, or feel free to contact any 8th grader to place your order. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran School. Order today so you can stock up on this yummy treat to serve over the Christmas holiday and throughout the new year (they come frozen and must be baked)! Last day to order: Monday, November 26 Delivery Date:   Monday, December 10 Our 8th Graders thank you for your support! Reese Sophia Zander David Griffin John

1st Quarter Honor Roll

Here are some of our 8th grade Honor Roll students. Eleven out of eighteen possible students made Honor Roll this quarter! We want to congratulate these 6th - 8th-grade students who achieved Honor Roll for the 1st quarter of our school year: Abe Serenna Isaac Ethan Lars Elijah Griffin David John Sophia Reese

Basketball News

The Salem Saints had a great first game last Friday night against King of Grace! Both teams worked and fought hard. The Girl's B team lost 11-31 and the Boy's A team won 31-23. Both teams were a lot of fun to watch. They learned and grew from these games and are ready for the rest of their season! Next week we will have another home game on Friday, but only the Boy's A team will be playing. They play Belle Plaine at 6:30pm at Salem. We are set for volunteers for this week, which is awesome! We still need families to sign up for other volunteer spots throughout the season. Here is the link- As the basketball season progresses, the schedule is sure to change as schools have date conflicts/team changes/etc. Please pay close attention to the sports calendar each week! I will get information out as best as I can when I receive all of the information, but there are so many

Salem Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - Nov 15th

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization will have their November meeting this Thursday (15th) at 6:30 pm.  All parents, guardians, and teachers of Salem are invited to join us in the lunch room!

Salem Comes Out Victorious in Fast-Paced Home Opener

On Friday night, our Salem A team opened up the 2018-2019 basketball season at home against the King of Grace Knights. After three long weeks of hard practices, our players were extremely excited for Friday night lights in front of the home crowd! Right off the opening tip-off, it was quite evident that the always well-coached Knights from Golden Valley were prepared for a twenty-six minute battle, as they used their size advantage to crash the offensive glass to jump out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first couple minutes. However, after the first five minutes, our Saints adjusted to the speed of the game and seized control. In the latter stages of the first half, our players went on an impressive scoring run that was fueled by a mix of great outside shooting and excellent execution of fast break opportunities on the offensive end. The other key that led to our 18-12 halftime lead was an impressive team effort from our zone defense, which stymied the Knight into long possessions ending

Hotel Info for Feb 15-17 "New Ulm" Basketball tournament

While the basketball season is just beginning, plans are being made for the final A team tournament February 15 - 17, 2019 in New Ulm.  This year the team and any fans who would like to join the team will be staying at: River Hills Hotel 1000 Raintree Rd Mankato, MN 507-388-8688 There are two room options (FYI - this is an all-suite hotel and all rooms have a kitchenette). 1) Two Bedroom Suite - has two bedrooms plus a sleeper sofa in the living room, so accommodates up to 5 people. $118/night plus taxes (~$10-15/night).  2) Two Queen Suite - has one bedroom plus a queen bed open to kitchen, no living room, and accommodates 4 people.  $98/night plus taxes (~$10-15/night).  To make reservations, simply call the hotel at the number above and request a room from the Salem Stillwater group.  Our rooms are only being held until Jan 15th, so call now to reserve!

Parent/Teacher Meetings this Week - No School Friday, Nov. 9

Don't forget to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 4-7 pm, Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4-7 pm and Friday, Nov. 9 from 8-9 am . Preschool - 4th grade should have already set up a time with their teacher. 5th - 8th grade parents may come any time during that time period to the school lunchroom to discuss their child's progress. NO SCHOOL Friday, Nov. 9 Friday Night Basketball - Come cheer on our Girls B-Team, 6:30 pm and Boys A-Team, 7:30 pm as we play our first home games against King of Grace Lutheran!

8th Grade Class Selling Butter Braids

The 8th-grade class is planning to travel to the Boundary Water Canoe Area at the end of the school year for their class trip. They will be organizing several fundraisers to help them reach this goal. Thursday will be the first day you can order Butter Braids to help them! An order form will be available on the church entry information table, in each preschool classroom, in the school office, or feel free to contact any 8th grader to place your order. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran School. Order today so you can stock up on this yummy treat to serve over the Christmas holiday and throughout the new year (they come frozen and must be baked)! Last day to order: Monday, November 26 Delivery Date: Monday, December 10 Our 8th Graders thank you for your support! Reese Collins Sophia Enter Zander Gosch David Greene Griffin Paulsen John Thompson

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Veterans Day Tribute at St. Croix Lutheran, Thu, Nov 8. Free and open to the public. Register online at or call (651) 455-1521. Festival of Seasons Boutique craft and bake sale at St. Croix Lutheran, Sat, Nov 10, 9:00a-3:00p in the commons and gym. About 75 vendors of hand-made or specialty items, bake sale, soup/sandwich concessions, and live music! Find out more at or call (651) 455-1521.

First Home Game This Friday and Other Reminders

We will be having our first home basketball game of the season this Friday against King of Grace! The games are at 6:30 (girl's B team) and 7:30 (boy's A team). We need parent volunteers to sign up to help out for our home games. Here is the link--please sign up for 3 or 4 slots. Although we thought there would be a cheerleading team this year, there was lack of interest and no one to be our cheerleading coach, so there will not be cheerleading this year.  A reminder that the winter sports fee is $75.00. We need the winter sports fee in order to support our budget, pay our refs, and get food for concessions. So please get the payment to Mrs. Klatt this week. Thank you! Go Saints!

Power Up Candy Trade-In

Too much candy left? Here is some help! Message from Power Up


NO BUS SERVICE on Friday,  November 2. Please make arrangements for drop-off and pick-up tomorrow. Busing will resume on Monday.

Reformation Celebration a Huge Success

The entire school had fun yesterday 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 "find" Martin Luther who was hidden in the classroom and were challenged to make the Luther Seal out of legos. The students went from classroom to classroom with a mixture of grades Preschool - 8th grade. The cooperation across grade levels and the great interaction among the students were awesome to experience! We are hoping to have other activities throughout the year where the students get to interact and be in those groups again.