Showing posts from December, 2018

Wednesday Advent Services Dec. 12

Don't forget Advent services this coming Wednesday, Dec. 12 @ 4:00 & 7:00pm.

Grades 5-8 will sing for the 4:00pm service with some preservice piano music.

Salem's Caring Committee will serve sloppy joes, coleslaw and dessert will be served 5 - 6:30pm.

Please join us!

Christmas Bake Sale

There will be a Christmas Bake Sale on Wednesday, December 19, before and after the K-8 Christmas Program. Please drop off any baked good donations for this sale in the school office starting Monday, Dec. 17th. Proceeds from the sale will be used for the school tuition assistance fund.

Thank you!

Saints Drop Second in a Row at Greenfield

Our Salem parents, players, and coaches made the long journey to Loretto on Friday to take on the Sailors in the battle of the Salems.             Playing in an extremely unorthodox environment against a physically imposing opponent, the coaches were so proud of the way our boys came out of the gates. After the first ten minutes of the game, our Saints led at 14-8 with two minutes left in the first half. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off as Greenfield’s relentless full court trap wore us down, forcing numerous turnovers by trapping us along the sideline and intercepting lofty passes. The Sailors went into halftime on a 6-0 run (halftime score: 14-14). In the second half, the Sailors rotated in waves of fresh bodies to orchestrate their suffocating press, which eventually wore down our starters, causing even more turnovers (final score 29-37).             Eighth grader John (19 points) displayed excellent leadership by keeping his composure and continuing to compete as the emotions of …

Jubilate sings Saturday

Just a reminder that Jublilate Choir sings tomorrow at 5pm for the Salem Peace Christmas Concert.  The choir should be ready to warm up at 4:40pm.  If you have any questions you can email Ms. Gosch at or cell 651-764-3041

Middle School Christmas Gift Exchange

Dear parents of Salem middle school students,

In the past, students would exchange names and buy a gift for one another. We won’t be following that practice this year, but instead, we are going to think of those who are in need. In Acts 20:35, St. Paul reminds us that “we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Our children have so many things to be thankful for, blessings too numerous to count. To help them recognize how blessed they are and demonstrate our love for our Savior this year the class will be donating gifts to the Children’s Hospital.

These gifts will be given to families who have children in the hospital this Christmas season. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to show Christian love to others during a difficult time in their lives. Our students decided on purchasing gifts as a group:
Playdoh, rattles and teething rings, toy cars, bubbles, nail supplies, and more.

Each child is as…

Saints A Team Basketball Suffer First Loss of Season

In the battle of two teams that share the same home basketball venue, our Salem A Team competed against Christ Lutheran of North St. Paul in an “away” game at our usual home court on Tuesday.             Right from the outset, we knew we were in for a dogfight against the Cougars skilled guards. Unfortunately, the first half was an offensive struggle for our Saints. As we came out shooting ice cold, our Saints continued to settle for too many outside shots, instead of attacking the basket and creating opportunities in the lane. The Cougars did an excellent job of making us uncomfortable on offense by constantly switching up their defensive alignment. While the low scoring first half reflected our offensive inefficiency, it also demonstrated how great of a job we did on the defensive end, which enabled us to keep ourselves within striking distance going into halftime (halftime score: 8-14).             As the second half unfolded, both the speed of the game and scoring began to pick up…

Lunch Menu Change

Please swap Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 menu items!

Please note the menu items planned for Tuesday, December 11 will instead be planned for Thursday, December 13 and vice versa. Our students will also eat in their classroom on the 13th to accommodate our Ladies Guild Christmas gathering which will be held in the lunchroom that day.

Here are the new menu items planned for these days:

December 11
Entree #1 Tacos with Chicken
Entree #2 Tacos with Beef
hard or soft or salad option
rice, beans, corn, carrots, fruit

December 13
Entree #1 Mini Corn Dogs
Entree #2 American Wrap
Entree #3 Italian Wrap
Entree #4 Chicken Ceasar Wrap
Veggies, fruit and chips

Thank you!

Are You a Science Geek?

Even if you are not, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 7 and help us prepare NOW for a fun night of learning! How can you help? Do you have a job or an interest in the area of science (doctor, dentist, veterinarian geologist, botanist, biologist, physicist, or any other)? Do you like to entertain children with science experiments? Contact Jill Kaiser if you (or someone you know) can give of your time and talents to share some science with us all at Salem on our Family Academic Night on the evening of Thursday, March 7.  I look forward to hearing from you!  Jill Kaiser