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No School Dec. 24 - Jan. 2

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January Registrations and Visit Salem Day

School Registrations for 2019 January is also a time to reset our enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Current school families and Salem families may register for attending Salem Lutheran School starting on January 3 (watch for a re-enrollment email from TADS in January. Preschool families will receive theirs first). New families may start to register for attending Salem Lutheran School on January 22, the day of our school Open House. The Board of Education has set the registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year at $150 for preschool and $250 for grades K-8 with a discounted price for preschool of $75 and for grades K-8 of $150 if registration is paid by March 1. The discounted price is set to encourage families to register early so that we can budget more accurately for the next school year’s needs.

Open House/Visit Salem Day Salem Lutheran School will have an Open House/Visit Salem Day on Tuesday, January 22. Times of the Open House are 9:30-11:00 a.m. and  6:00-7:30 p.m. Fa…

January Dates to Remember

SCRIP Orders Due Jan. 14  & Jan. 28

Basketball Practices: Girls - Mon/Wed 3:45 - 5:15 pm, Boys - Tues/Thurs 3:45 - 6 pm

Wednesday, January 3 - School Resumes

Tuesday, January 8 - School Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Friday, January 11 - 2nd Quarter Ends
- Home Bball game vs. Good Shepherd/Berea 6:30 pm A-Team, 7:30 pm
                                   B-Team, 8:30 A-Team

Monday, January 14 - Messy Monday 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 17 - Field Trip K-8 Minneapolis Institute of Art
                                       - SPTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Friday, January 18 - Away  Bball vs. Bloomington 7:30 pm B-Team, 8:30 pm A-Team

Saturday, January 19 - Charger Classic Basketball Tournament @ Bethany Lutheran College

Sunday, January 20 - Grades 1-4 Sing 10:30 am Service

Monday, January 21 - No School, Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 22 - School in session, NO BUS DAY
                                    - Open House, 9:30-11:00 am and 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 23 - Preschool Field Trip Ol…

January School News

Christmas Break The students are on Christmas Break from December 24th until January 2nd. School resumes on January 3rd.
School Registrations for 2019 January is a time to reset our enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Current school families and Salem families may register for school starting on January 3 (watch for a re-enrollment email from TADS in January. Preschool families will receive theirs first). New families may register starting on January 22, the day of our school Open House. The Board of Education has set the registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year at $150 for preschool and $250 for grades K-8 with a discounted price for preschool of $75 and for grades K-8 of $150 if registration is paid by March 1. The discounted price is set to encourage families to register early so that we can budget more accurately for the next school year’s needs.
Open House/Visit Salem Day Salem Lutheran School will have an Open House/Visit Salem Day on Tuesday, January 22. Times of …

January Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of January. Please remember to make sure your lunch account is funded for the month ahead.

January 17 our K-8 students will be attending a special exhibit at MIA for the day. A sack lunch is being offered that day to all who would still like to order lunch. You must pre-order by 1/16/19. Thank you!

January Lunch Menu

Second Half Explosion Leads Saints Past Raiders

In the last game before Christmas break, the Salem Saints traveled to Crown of Life in West St. Paul on Thursday to take on the Raiders.             For not having practice all week, I thought our Saints came out of the gate with solid offensive execution in the first half. Our offensive sets looked fairly sharp, which created many opportunities for us to drive and attack the basket. On the other side of the floor, I was also pleased with our positioning, communication, and awareness in our active 2-3 zone defense. Although we did a good job forcing the Raiders into many outside shots, we struggled to close out many of our defensive possessions in the first half by not boxing out or simply grabbing rebounds and loose balls. With only seven players on their team, I thought Crown of Life gave an excellent first half effort, keeping the game close going into halftime (halftime score: 20-19).             The Salem Saints came out of the locker room looking like a different team …

BAKE SALE GOODS NEEDED!

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!

Please join us!

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Path of Peace Christmas
Would you like to hear the story of Christmas told in a unique way? This Saturday at 5 PM we'll take a multimedia journey to The First Christmas. Our worship team will lead us in some powerful, yet familiar Christmas songs. We will have a chance to hear four individuals describe how God used them to change the world.




Christmas Eve--Service of Lessons & Carols
This time of year is the darkest we face. Sometimes our lives mirror that darkness. Let's learn a little more about the light in the darkness that brings hope to Christmas. Candlelight services at 5 & 11 PM.

Christmas Day
Christmas is a day for family and for celebrating. We'd love to have you celebrate with our Salem family as we thank God for the greatest gift of all--our Savior, Jesus. We gather at 10 AM, with a special Christmas carol sing beginning at 9:40 AM

K-8 Christmas Service this Wednesday

Please come enjoy our K-8 Christmas Service this Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Piano students playing preservice music should be at school and ready by 5:30 pm. All other students should be in their rooms at 5:45 pm.

Bake Sale Goods Needed!

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 Fall to Pacers on the Road

Our Salem Saints took on the Pilgrim Pacers of Minneapolis last Friday night. Although our Saints came up short (final score: 33-68), the lopsided final score does not truly reflect the high competitive level of this game. The first half was a very physical, back-and-forth thirteen minutes of basketball (halftime score: 15-30). I was pleased with the way our Saints used our God-given athletic abilities to match the speedy Pacers. Unfortunately, much like last week, our opponent blew the doors off in the second half, going up and down their small court at high speeds as our Saints wore down. Even though it got very lopsided towards the end, there were many positives to take away from this game as we focus on snapping this losing streak. Eighth grader Griffin (14 points) led the Saints by turning in quite a gritty performance. Despite playing through extreme pain throughout the entirety of the second half, Griffin did a great job of slicing into the lane and converting floaters and conte…

Away Basketball Games this Friday

This Friday our Salem Saints will be playing Pilgrim in Minneapolis. The address was just confirmed with me and it is different than what was on the sports calendar. The address we will be playing at is 3918 Stevens Ave S. Minneapolis. The girl's game will be at 6:30 and the boy's game will be at 7:30. Please allow extra time for traffic! :) If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Klatt or the coaches know. Thank you!

Preschool Christmas Service this Thursday, Dec. 13

Preschool will have their Christmas Service this Thursday night at 6:00 pm (the preschool students should arrive in their classrooms by 5:45 pm).

Please come and enjoy their beautiful Christmas message!

We will also have our preschoolers perform this service for the Wednesday, Dec. 12 School Chapel Service at 9:30 am. You are welcome to attend this service instead if you can not attend Thursday evening.

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!

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 agosch@salemlutheran.org or cell 651-764-3041

Middle School Christmas Gift Exchange

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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?

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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 jkaiser@salemlutheran.org