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Last Week of School Notes

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Here are some things to note as we head into the last days of school:

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 28 - 5-8 Field Trip
Wednesday, May 29 - Olympic Day and Cook Out (dismissal at regular time 3:40 pm)
                                    Make sure your child knows what team color they should wear that day!
                                    Yearbook signing in the afternoon. BRING YOUR YEARBOOK.
Parenting in the Digital Age @ 6:30 PM (presentation in church sanctuary)
Thursday, May 30 - Last Day of School for Preschoolers (dismissal regular time)
Friday, May 31      - Last Day of School K-8 Noon Dismissal  SPTO invites everyone to meet at
                                Washington Park in Stillwater to end the year. Bring your own picnic lunch.

There will be Before School Care Tues - Fri and After School Care is available Tues - Thurs
NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE OR PM BUS ON FRIDAY.Please pick up your child at noon!

Have a Blessed Memorial Day Weekend!


Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Digital Age - Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30PM

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Saint Croix Lutheran Alumni Update - Callie Jo

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Hello everyone! Hope all is going well at Salem. I wanted to give you guys an update about what I’ve been up to at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. A big thing that’s going on right now is track and field. This sport offers something for everyone, from sprints to long distance running to jumping to throwing to pole vault. Personally, I do distance running. The main races that I’m in are the 800-meter run (0.5 miles), the 1600 meter run (1 mile), and the 3200-meter run (2 mile). Track is a super fun way to get to know other people and build a strong team bond. No matter what events you do, everyone supports you no matter how you perform. It’s really amazing to see God shine through my teammates as they compete in events where they can use their God-given gifts to the best of their ability. God’s blessings!

-Callie Jo Otto

Summer Piano Lessons

Please contact Mrs. Ronning if you would like summer piano lessons.

ronningdesign@yahoo.com

Parenting in the Digital Age on May 29th at 6:30 pm - You won't want to miss this!!!

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SPTO is hosting this important night of information for families:

Please Let Us Know If You Can Help!

The morning of Wednesday, May 29, will be a morning of fun for our whole school as the kids will work in teams (PK - 8 on each team) in some outdoor challenges. We will have a cookout for lunch. We will also be serving ice cream from 2-3pm. We will need lots of parent volunteers to help with games, help with lunch, and help with ice cream later in the day. Please contact the school office to let us know how you can help. Rain date is May 30th.

GO SAINTS!

school.office@salemlutheran.org
651-439-7831

Mark your Calendars! Washington Park Last Day of School Picnic

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Preschool's last day is Thursday, May 30. ALL families(PK-8), please join us at the park on Friday as K-8 ends their school year!!

K-8 Spring Skit Night May 22 @ 7PM

Don't forget this Wednesday night our K-8 will shine with skits made to entertain and make you smile! The presentations will take place in the school gym at 7:00 pm.

See you there!!

Hymn Sing

The Salem Social Club’s hymn sing will now take place on Sunday, June 9, in place of the 9:30 am Service.  We will learn a little history of some of our favorite hymns and join in singing them. The Fellowship Committee is serving a luncheon in the gym following the program. Please join us and bring a friend, neighbor, or family member. Call George & Ruth Smolinski (651-457-3552) with questions, or email at gsmolin@earthlink.net

We need volunteers to help with clean-up after this luncheon!!! Please call or email George or Ruth if you can help.

Saints Win Bowling Tournament!

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On Saturday, the Salem Saints B team received two first-place trophies!  One for being the top team during the regular season and another for winning the end of season tournament.  The high school coaches, Kris & Blake, were very excited to see this young group of players improve and bowl great matches.

While the Saints A team didn't make it into the tournament bracket, they did get their season-high game score of 138.  All those players had a great time together and the coaches look forward to all (except 8th grader, Reese) returning!

Many of the Saints were also recognized for a high percentage of strikes and spares (fill percentage).  A great accomplishment for those players.  Also, congratulations to Kris for signing his letter of intent to bowl for Wartburg College.  We wish him the best of luck as he continues his education!

Thank you to all the players, parents, fans, and coaches for a great season!




Final bowling tournament!

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The Salem Saints bowling teams will be participating in the league tournament on Saturday, May 18th at Southtown Lanes (7941 Southtown Ctr, Bloomington).  The day begins at 11 am and will include awards, pool play, and bracket play.  Kris Swanson, a former Salem Saint, and our B team coach, will also have a signing ceremony at 11:15 am.  He will be attending Wartburg College and compete on their college men's bowling team!  Good luck to the Saints and thank you to all the players and coaches for a fun season.

Last Chance to Order Summer Skills Books

We are again offering to order Summer Skills books to help reinforce your child's learning over the summer. For more information, you can visit their website at www.summerskills.com. Sample books are available on their website if you would like to see the topics covered in each book. You can order for yourself online or sign-up in the school office by tomorrow morning(5/17/19) to be included in a group order. The cost is $19 per book and must be paid by cash or check to Salem Lutheran School.

St Croix Academy News

Croixalier Showcase Concert Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m., SCL Chapel. Enjoy favorites pieces from the year and a couple of special pieces you can only hear at this concert!

Spring Concert The final concert of the year is Friday, May 31, 7:00 p.m., SCL gym. Staff members Ellen Pieper (anniversary), Tom Hansen (retirement), Carl Lemke (retirement), Wendy Gatzke (farewell), Josh Gorske (farewell), and Lauren Farquhar (farewell) will be recognized. A cake and punch reception following the concert.

SCL Golf Classic
Monday, June 10 at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin. Enjoy a day of golf and lots of laughs. Includes 18 holes, games, prizes, dinner, and more! Register at StCroixLutheran.org/GolfClassic. All proceeds benefit SCL students.

SCL Summer Camps!
Academic and sports camps start June 10 at $75/wk for gr. 5-9 (some camps as early as 1st grade). Register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, 2019

VBS - June 17-21 -9:15a.m.-11:30pm- Save the Date! We will be blasting off for Space Station Salvation this June.  We are making preparations for an “out of this world” Vacation Bible School. There will  be a donation board for crafts and snacks that will be provided during Vacation Bible school. If you can volunteer in any way, please contact Debbie Hansen. We still need volunteers to help with decorations, leading crafts, volunteering in classrooms, check-in, and clean-up at the end of the week.   There will also be an afternoon "Fun Camp" offered again this year from 11:30am-3:00pm. Monday-Wednesday. Finally, there will once again be an evening family night on Thursday beginning with supper at 6:00pm.    If you can help please contact Debbie Hansen at dhansen@salemlutheran.org.
You can register now online at https://www.salemlutheran.org/vbs

Last Call for Twins Tickets!

Faith Lutheran in Victoria, MN has invited Salem to join them for a Twins game! Come out to Target Field on Friday, June 14, 2019. The game is at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Kansas City Royals. The tickets are located in Diamond View, Section 321 in left field right up from the third base. Tickets are $22.00 each. Please sign-up in the school office and make payments to Salem Lutheran School by Friday, May 17, 2019. The Twins are having a great year and it will be great fellowship with friends and family and a fun time! Go, Twins!!

Olympic Day and Cook Out Volunteers Needed

The morning of Wednesday, May 29, will be a morning of fun for our whole school as the kids will work in teams (PK - 8 on each team) in some outdoor challenges. We will have a cookout for lunch. We will need lots of parent volunteers that morning and also some help with lunch. Please contact the school office to let us know you can help.

GO SAINTS!

school.office@salemlutheran.org
651-439-7831

Piano Heroes Recital

Our piano students will perform a recital this Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 pm. They will perform for school at 2:45 pm that same day.

Box Top For Education Coordinator Needed

We are in need of a volunteer for the Box Top for Education Program. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping out!

Thank you from the Salem Staff

For all the kind words, sweet and creative gifts and wonderful lunch hosted by the SPTO, the Salem Staff wishes to say THANK YOU! Last week was a wonderful celebration of a great year of learning and special memories. The staff feels blessed to serve the wonderful families we have at Salem. We appreciate you too! May God continue to bless us all these last days of the school year.

Salem Summer Basketball Camp Quickly Approaching!

As we get towards the final weeks of the school year, Salem's 4th Annual Basketball Camp is right around the corner! If you still plan to sign your kid(s) up and haven't done so yet, please make sure to turn your registration forms into the school office ASAP. We are ordering t-shirts this week and would like to get a rough estimate of how many we need. Although it is past the sign-up deadline, late sign-ups will still be accepted. We want to ensure that every camper gets one of these awesome shirts! Further information and registration forms are currently available in the school office.

The Last Messy Monday is Tonight!

Our last Messy Monday will be held tonight from 6-7 pm at Salem. All families with children ages 2-5 are welcome to attend. Families will be charged $5 per child that attends and an activity or craft will be planned for the event. If you know of someone who is looking for a preschool or kindergarten for next year, please invite them. This is a wonderful opportunity to have them see our school and meet our awesome teachers.


Salem Yard Signs Available

Would you like to let your neighbors know about us? We have several yard signs in the school office if you are willing to post your Salem pride for a day, month or through the summer on your property. Just stop in the school office to pick one up!

Thank you!!

Final Regular Season bowling matches

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The Salem Saints had a great time last weekend on the "May the 4th"/Star Wars day bowling event in Stillwater.  See the attached photos for some of the fun activity!

The Saints will have their final regular season bowling matches on Saturday, May 11 at noon at the New Hope Bowling alley (7107 42nd Ave N, New Hope, MN).  This is their penultimate (next to last) event, so wish them luck as they prepare for the season tournament on May 18th!



New: SPTO meeting date, 5/15

The last Salem Parent Teacher Organization meeting for the school year is Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm!  We changed the date due to the Piano Heros recital on our normal meeting night.  We plan to use our May meeting to discuss an upcoming Internet Safety talk and prepare committees for the 2019-2020 school year.  Join us now and get involved with your school!

Bus Registration - NEW FORM

Please fill in the Bus Registration Form for next school year and turn this into the school office before the end of the school year. After that date, you will need to call the Transportation Department @ 651-351-8377 to ensure busing for your child for next year.

The last form that was sent home did not have a place to enter the family name. If you turned this in without writing your child's name, please contact the school office so we make sure we have your registration. The form included here is the better form to fill out, otherwise, please just add your family name to the one that was sent home. Thank you!

Summer Swimming Lessons July 8 - 12

Summer swimming lessons are being offered by Mrs. Linda Noack (past 1st grade and preschool teacher). The lessons will be at the Hill Family home in Stillwater, July 8-12. More information and the registration form are available here and in the school office. Registration deadline is May 22.

Swimming Registration

Reminder! Staff Appreciation is this Week

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) would like to invite you to celebrate our wonderful, dedicated staff at Salem by participating in some fun activities we have planned for this week!

First of all, we are planning to offer some breakfast treats during one of the teachers’ early morning staff meetings this week. Second, we are catering in a special lunch from Acapulco for all staff at Salem on Wednesday, May 8th.  We are asking families to please donate $5 per family to help with the expense of these two meals.  This special staff lunch is the one lunch all school year that teachers are able to eat with other staff members and be away from the noisy lunchroom.  It is a simple thing we can treat them to and it is always greatly appreciated by the staff members!

Finally, we encourage you to surprise your child’s teacher or any other Salem staff with little treats or gifts throughout the week.  Our theme for this school year is “Built on the Rock”, so we will be spelling out “BU…

An Update on Vietnam Outreach

Here is an update on how your chapel offerings continue to help:

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” – Exciting news update!
WELS President Mark Schroeder, World Missions Administrator Rev. Larry Schlomer, and Director of Missions Operations Mr. Sean Young have returned from their trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, with exciting news to report: After surveying the land chosen for the theological education center, a memorandum of understanding was signed by WELS and Vietnamese Fellowship Church representatives confirming we can move forward with all land purchase, construction, and training plans! This is a huge step forward as we continue to train the leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church in the truths of the gospel. For more information on this mission opportunity and how you can support it with your prayers and gifts, visit wels.net/vietnamhmongoutreach.

Crusader Rock! Contest

St. Croix Lutheran’s High School Admissions Office began a Crusader Rock! contest to encourage students in grades 5th-8th to visit St. Croix Lutheran and take a selfie by the giant rock that they have in the front entrance. Students should then submit this photo along with their name/school/grade to rock@stcroixlutheran.org. The deadline to enter this contest is Friday, May 31 and the winner will receive a $300 Best Buy gift card!



Twins Outing June 14

Faith Lutheran in Victoria, MN has invited Salem to join them for a Twins game! Come out to Target Field on Friday, June 14, 2019. The game is at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Kansas City Royals. The tickets are located in Diamond View, Section 321 in left field right up from the third base. Tickets are $22.00 each. Please sign-up in the school office and make payments to Salem Lutheran School by Friday, May 17, 2019. The Twins are having a great year and it will be great fellowship with friends and family and a fun time! Go, Twins!!

Library Book Return by May 17

All books and other library materials that have been checked out must be returned to the Salem School Library by May 17th. May 10th is the last day materials may be checked out. Thank you!

Doris Baglo
Salem Librarian

Home Bowling matches - Saturday!

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The Salem Saints bowling team will be at home on Saturday!  Join us at the Stillwater Bowling alley at 11 am to watch your friends show off their skills.  It's free and only takes about 2 hours.  Hope to see you there!!

Last Chance for Yearbook Discount

Last day to preorder a yearbook for $13 is tomorrow! After that, they will be sold in the school office for $15 each.

Yearbook signing will be scheduled for the last week of school. We will keep you posted on the date and time. Make sure you have your yearbook ready!!

Staff Appreciation Week May 8 - 10

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) would like to invite you to celebrate our wonderful, dedicated staff at Salem by participating in some fun activities we have planned for this week!

First of all, we are planning to offer some breakfast treats during one of the teachers’ early morning staff meetings this week. Second, we are catering in a special lunch from Acapulco for all staff at Salem on Wednesday, May 8th.  We are asking families to please donate $5 per family to help with the expense of these two meals.  This special staff lunch is the one lunch all school year that teachers are able to eat with other staff members and be away from the noisy lunchroom.  It is a simple thing we can treat them to and it is always greatly appreciated by the staff members!

Finally, we encourage you to surprise your child’s teacher or any other Salem staff with little treats or gifts throughout the week.  Our theme for this school year is “Built on the Rock”, so we will be spelling out “BU…

Nature Center Summer Opportunity

Here is a summer opportunity we were asked to let our families know about. Please refer to their
website if you have any questions.


Summer Camps at Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo. Get out and EXPLORE!

- Summer camps for kids ages 4-12

- Developed and run by certified teachers

- Monday-Thursday, mornings and afternoons

- June 17-August 8

From critters and plants to outdoor survival We have all sorts of muddy, outdoor adventures!

sminc-lake-elmo.org

Reminder - Salem Summer Basketball Camp 2019

The Salem A boys' basketball coach, Travis Koester, along with assistant coaches Neal and Tess Anderson, are excited to offer their 4th annual basketball camp this summer. The camp runs Monday (June 3rd) through Friday (June 7th) from 5:30-8:30pm. The camp is open to all boys and girls entering the 4th-8th grade. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a fun summer activity that aims to improve basic basketball skills. Please note that you do not have to be a current Salem basketball player to attend this camp. Even if your child has never played organized basketball before, this camp will provide excellent instruction on the basic fundamental skills of the sport. I highly recommend this camp to both new and experienced basketball players.

Further information and registration forms are currently available both in the school office and church narthex. The forms can also be accessed electronically through the links below. If you have any questions/comments, please …

What's Going on at St. Croix Lutheran Academy?

Save the Date - Night of Jazz Come for a relaxed evening with the award-winning Oakdale Avenue Jazz Band Friday, May 17 starting at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Croix Lutheran Academy commons. Free admission and complimentary refreshments!

SCL Summer Camps!  Academic and sports camps start at $75/wk for gr. 5-9 (some camps as early as 1st grade). Register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Job Openings PT Weekday Mornings and Evening Custodial SCL has two openings for a part-time custodial/maintenance mornings M-F and evenings M-F. Visit www.StCroixLutheran.org/jobs for more info. Stop by the front office and pick up an application or email GWill@StCroixLutheran.org.

SCL Golf Classic Monday, June 10 at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin. Enjoy a day of golf and lots of laughs. Includes 18 holes, games, prizes, dinner, and more! Register at StCroixLutheran.org/GolfClassic. All proceeds benefit SCL students.

Full and Part-time Aides Needed for 2019-2020

Are you good with kids?  Need some extra income?  Would you like a schedule that matches with your children? Then we have the opportunity for you.  Salem Lutheran School is looking for preschool aides and a K-2 aide for the 2019-2020 school year.

We will need one full-time aide for the 4-year-old classroom and possibly 2-3 part-time aides to cover before and after school care and an aide to help in the 3-year-old room.  The schedule for the part-time aides is dependent on the number of children scheduled for each day.  You must be 18 years old and be able to pass a background check.  We will train all other aspects of the job. Please consider this opportunity to help at Salem. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Grobe (jgrobe@salemlutheran.org).


We are also in need of a teacher’s aide for Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade. This is one position that will be split between the two classrooms. We are looking for someone who has patience and joy for working with young children.…

Bus Registration for 2019-2020

Please fill in the Bus Registration Form for next school year and turn this into the school office before the end of the school year. After that date, you will need to call the Transportation Department @ 651-351-8377 to ensure busing for your child for next year. A registration form is being sent home this week for all who may need it.

Preoder Your Yearbook by this Friday!

Preorders for yearbooks will be available through May 3 for $13. Cash, check (made out to Salem Lutheran School) or payment through your TADS account is available. Please fill out one envelope per family and include all the children and their grades that you are purchasing one for. If paying by check, one check for all ordered is fine.

After May 3, yearbooks will be sold for $15 each.

May Lunch Menu

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year! Please note that any positive balances in your account as of May 31 can be rolled over to the new school year. You will receive a final notice of your lunch balance the last week of school. If you have a negative balance, cash or check can be dropped off or mailed to the school office. If you have been funding your lunch balance through TADS, one final TADS withdrawal will be taken on 6/20/19 to pay the balance due.

Please contact the school office if you have any concerns with your lunch balance.

May Lunch Menu

May School News

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School News Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund The School Board is collecting money for the Endowment Fund. We received a grant to give us $20,000 in matching funds from Antioch. We currently are at $13,000. This fund’s purpose is to create an account that the school can use to give families who want to send their children to Salem but cannot afford it. We will only be able to use the interest of this account to give to families. We are hoping to raise $30,000 more for either the endowment fund or the normal Tuition Assistance account. Mr. Klatt will give another presentation in April about the Endowment Fund and its purpose. If you would like your questions answered sooner, feel free to talk to any of the School Board members or Mr. Klatt.
Confirmation We are blessed to have our six 8th graders confirmed on May 5th at the 10:30am service. If you are able, please attend and encourage them as they profess their faith in front of the congregation and have their first communion. 
Band Re…

May Dates to Remember

SCRIP Orders Due May 13 & May 27 Bowling Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 - 5:15 pm (See sports calendar for matches)

Thursday, May 2 - Band concert @ 6:30 pm
Friday, May 3 - SCL Track Meet/7th Graders at St Croix in morning

Sunday, May 5 - 8th Grade Confirmation

Wednesday, May 8 - Preschool Dress Rehearsal 10 am

Thursday, May 9 - Preschool Play in Gym @ 6:00 pm

Monday, May 13 - Last Messy Monday 6-7 pm

Tuesday, May 14 - School Board Meeting @ 7 pm

Wednesday, May 15 - SPTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 16 - Piano Heroes Recital @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 22 - K-8 Plays/Skits in Gym @ 7 pm

Monday, May 27 - No School, Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29 - Olympic Day and Cook Out for Lunch

Thursday, May 30 - Preschool Last Day

Friday, May 31- K-8Last Day, Noon Dismissal

Sunday, June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 9:30 am Service

Power up survey

Help our school earn PowerUp Bucks for improving the school’s health and wellness by taking the family survey belowhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019FamilySurvey

If you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey for Power up please do so soon.  Thank you.

Twins Game!

Faith Lutheran in Victoria, MN has invited Salem to join them for a Twins game! Come out to Target Field on Friday, June 14, 2019. The game is at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Kansas City Royals. The tickets are located in Diamond View, Section 321 in left field right up from third base. Tickets are $22.00 each. Please sign-up in the school office and make payments to Salem Lutheran School by Friday, May 17, 2019. The Twins are having a great year and it will be great fellowship with friends and family and a fun time! Go, Twins!!

Friday Night Bowling!

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The Salem Saints Bowling team is back in action this Friday, April 26th at Apple Place Bowl (also known as Bogart's Event Center), 14917 Garrett Ave, Apple Valley.  Matches begin at 6:00 pm.  Swing by and watch this free event!!

Power up Survey

 Help our school earn PowerUp Bucks for improving the school’s health and wellness by taking the family survey belowhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019FamilySurvey

If you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey for Power up please do so soon.  Thank you.

Don't Forget to Preorder your Yearbook

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Preorders for yearbooks will be available through May 3 for $13 each. Order forms were sent home with your child in April but more are available in the school office. Cash, check (made out to Salem Lutheran School) or payment through your TADS account is available. Please fill out one envelope per family and include all the children and their grades that you are purchasing one for. If paying by check, one check for all ordered is fine.

After May 3, yearbooks will be sold for $15 each.

Summer Skills Books

We are again offering to order Summer Skills books to help reinforce your child's learning over the summer. For more information, you can visit their website at www.summerskills.com. Sample books are available on their website if you would like to see the topics covered in each book. You can order for yourself online or sign-up in the school office by May 13 to be included in a group order. The cost is $19 per book and must be paid by cash or check to Salem Lutheran School.


Reminder: Salem's Parent Teacher Organization Meeting

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This Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 pm is Salem's Parent Teacher Organization meeting.  Join us in the lunch room as we make plans for teacher appreciation week and hold elections for next year's positions!

No School Thursday - Monday!

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Just a reminder NO SCHOOL Thursday, April 18 - Monday, April 22.

Have a blessed Easter!

Our Holy Week Worship:

Maundy Thursday, April 18: 7 p.m. with communion
Good Friday, April 19: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with communion

Easter Sunday Worship - April 21
6:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m.
(No Saturday worship)

Path of Peace Easter
Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.


Track Meet at St. Croix Lutheran Academy on May 3rd

Grades 5-8 will have their track meet on Friday, May 3rd at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. The track meet will be after school and all 5th-8th graders are strongly encouraged to participate! :) The upper graders have been working on track events in Phy. Ed, so that they are ready! The meet is also a great experience for the students and a way to show school spirit! Please let Mrs. Klatt know if they are unable to attend. Any students that need a ride are welcome to ride with myself or Mr. Klatt. I am still awaiting official information, but will send it out as soon as I receive it! Thank you!

Important Message from SPTO

Dear Salem Families,

The next SPTO (Salem Parent Teacher Organization) meeting will be Thursday, April 25th. We will be holding elections for officers for the 2019-2020 school year. All officers will be up for re-election with the exception of our treasurer who will not be eligible to return next year. Please plan to come and vote!

If you are interested in running for a position, details of duties for each officer are listed below. For more information contact a current officer. We would love to see more people get involved so please consider serving in one of these positions, especially treasurer as this is an open position.

Thank you to all those who have served this past year and helped navigate restarting the group. This past year, amongst many other things, the SPTO event committee played a big role in helping to organize and host Grandparent’s Day, Adult-Night Out, and the Easter Egg Hunt. If you valued the inclusion of these events then please become an active member. Let’s wor…

Easter Break April 18 - April 22

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Just a reminder that we will not have school Thursday, April 18 - Monday, April 22.

Here is a schedule of our Holy Week Worship:

Maundy Thursday, April 18: 7 p.m. with communion
Good Friday, April 19: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with communion

Easter Sunday Worship - April 21
6:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m.
(No Saturday worship)

Path of Peace Easter
Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.


2019 - 2020 Salem Tuition Agreements

You may have already received an email from TADS requesting that you set up your tuition agreement for the 2019-2020 school year. Please watch for this email as these will be sent out in the next two weeks to get us set for the next school year. The earliest payments may begin is as early as August with payments available through June of 2020. Thanks so much for your prompt response on this!

Please contact the school office if you have any questions on Tuition Rates for 2019-2020  or if you are having problems setting up your agreement (school.office@salemlutheran.org). Tuition assistance requests will be applied as they are approved. Please make sure your request has been given to Mr. Klatt so that it can be considered at this time. The deadline for these requests is May 1. Just a reminder that assistance requests can be made for K- 8 students only. Any tuition assistance questions can be directed to Mr. Klatt (rklatt@salemlutheran.org).

2019-2020 Academic Calendar


Power up Week 3

It is the third and final week of power up.  It has been wonderful to hear the students talking about eatting their fruits and vegetables so they can track them on their chart!  Please take a few minutes to fill out the family survey.  Please click on the link below.  Thank you.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019FamilySurvey




Week 3: Share with Families The PowerUp School Challenge comes to an end this week, but encouraging your kids to “Try for 5” doesn’t have to! PowerUp all year round with our fruit and veggie inspired recipes and other ideas for eating better and moving more! Have you had a chance to check out your child’s PowerUp Family Magazine? There are more recipes and games inside along with a chance to enter the “PowerUp Power Pics” Photo Drawing! View it here in English or Spanish. Every year we try to improve the HealthPartners PowerUp School Challenge and would appreciate your feedback. Help our school earn PowerUp Bucks for improving the school’s health and wellness by t…

Bowling this Saturday!

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The Salem Saints bowling team will have their first bowling meet on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 am.  Join us at Concord Lanes in South St Paul to cheer on the kids!

URGENT NOTICE: NO SCHOOL, Thursday, April 11, 2019

School is closed today, Thursday, April 11, 2019, due to the inclement weather today.

Some school closing links you can monitor:
http://kstp.com/schoolalert/
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/school-closings/
http://www.kare11.com/alert-center#alert-center-closings
http://www.fox9.com/closings

Blessings on your time off.

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Salem Summer Basketball Camp 2019

The Salem A boys' basketball coach, Travis Koester, along with assistant coaches Neal and Tess Anderson, are excited to offer their 4th annual basketball camp this summer. The camp runs Monday (June 3rd) through Friday (June 7th) from 5:30-8:30pm. The camp is open to all boys and girls entering the 4th-8th grade. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a fun summer activity that aims to improve basic basketball skills. Please note that you do not have to be a current Salem basketball player to attend this camp. Even if your child has never played organized basketball before, this camp will provide excellent instruction on the basic fundamental skills of the sport. I highly recommend this camp to both new and experienced basketball players.

Further information and registration forms are currently available both in the school office and church narthex. The forms can also be accessed electronically through the links at the bottom of this post. If you have any questi…

Messy Monday April 8

Another Messy Monday will be held this Monday from 6-7 pm at Salem. All families with children ages 2-5 are welcome to attend. Families will be charged $5 per child that attends and an activity or craft will be planned for the event. If you know of someone who is looking for a preschool or kindergarten for next year, please invite them. This is a wonderful opportunity to have them see our school and meet our awesome teachers.

Here are the dates of our next Messy Mondays:

May 13

Jubilate Sings this Sunday

Jubilate Sings this Sunday April 7th at the 10:30 am service.  Please meet in Ms. Gosch's classroom at 10:15am to go through the song.  Hope to see you all there.

Egg Hunt this Saturday!

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WHEN: Saturday, April 6th  10:00  - 11:30 am

WHERE: Salem Gym

WHO: Kids ages 2 - 7. Siblings are welcome also.

Games & Prizes! Arts & Crafts! Refreshments! Face Painting!

Please plan to come with your child for a morning of Easter fun!

3rd Quarter Honor Roll

We want to congratulate the 6th - 8th-grade students who achieved Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter of our school year!

A Honor Roll
Serenna
Sophia

A- Honor Roll
Isaac H
Ethan
Noah
Reese
David
John

St Croix Academy News

Sacred Concert SCL high school choral students will present a Sacred Concert Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m in the SCL chapel. This holy week concert will feature the Crusader Chorus, Chorale, Concert Choir, and the Croixaliers.

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play  Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 7:00 p.m., SCL auditorium. High school drama, exceptional sound effects. Tickets at the door $5/students and seniors, $10/adults.

Save the Date - Night of Jazz Come for a relaxed evening with the award-winning Oakdale Avenue Jazz Band Friday, May 17 starting at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Croix Lutheran Academy commons. Free admission and complimentary refreshments!

SCL Summer Camps!  Academic and sports camps start at $75/wk for gr. 5-9 (some camps as early as 1st grade). Register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Job Openings PT Weekday Mornings and Evening Custodial SCL has two openings for a part-time custodial/maintenance mornings M-F and evenings M-F. Visit www.StCroixLutheran.org/jobs for more inf…

Salem Bowling Schedule

The bowling season started last week. The bowlers have practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Below is their game schedule. If it works in your schedule come cheer on our SAINTS! 2019 Salem Lutheran Bowling Schedule


Saturday, April 13, 11:30 a.m.@ Concord Lanes,  365 Concord Exchange N, South St. Paul

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 p.m.@Bogarts, 14917 Garrett Ave, Apple Valley,

Saturday, May 4th, 11:00 a.m.@Stillwater Bowl, Stillwater

Saturday, May 11th, 12:00p.m. @ New Hope Lanes, Minneapolis

Saturday, May 18th, 11:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.@Southtown Lanes, 7941 Southtown Ctr,

Preorder Yearbook Before May 3!

Preorders for yearbooks will be available through May 3 for $13. Order forms will be sent home this week and available in the school office. Cash, check (made out to Salem Lutheran School) or payment through your TADS account is available. Please fill out one envelope per family and include all the children and their grades that you are purchasing one for. If paying by check, one check for all ordered is fine.

After May 3, yearbooks will be sold for $15 each.

Power up

Week 1: The PowerUp School Challenge will kick-off in our school this week with an exciting “Try for 5” veggie tasting lead by the PowerUp team. This 3-week challenge inspires kids to “PowerUp” with fruits, veggies, and active movement in a fun and exciting way! At school, for three weeks following the kick-off, your child will be tracking the number of fruits and veggies they try each day. By participating in the PowerUp School Challenge, our school has the opportunity to earn up to $500 to use for wellness supplies, materials, or equipment that help promote better eating and physical activity. These dollars are based on the school’s participation and completed family surveys at the end of the School Challenge. We would appreciate your support throughout the School Challenge by encouraging your child(ren) to try more fruits and veggies. Also, please watch for a link to the family survey to be sent out towards the end of the challenge.
Your child(ren) will be bringing home a PowerUp Fa…

Power up

On Monday April 1st Salem students will  begin tracking their vegetables  and fruit on their Try for 5 chart at school.   They will fill out their chart for three weeks.  Please encourage  your child to make fruits and vegetables  part of their food choices daily.

April School News

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School News Family Academic Night - Science Thank you to everyone who helped on our Family Science Academic Night. We had many great presentations and demonstrations that the students and their families enjoyed. We look forward to next year’s Family Academic Night.

Lent/Easter Services Lent Services continue in the month of April. We have two services at 4pm and 7pm with a dinner in between. Easter week starts with Palm Sunday on April 14th. Maundy Thursday will be April 18th and Good Friday will be on April 19th. Finally, Easter will be on April 21st. Look for a blog and other notification about service times for those days.
Easter Egg Hunt We invite children ages 2-7 and their parents (siblings are welcome) to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the school gym. Activities will include games, arts & crafts, face painting, and refreshments.
Easter Break Salem will have its Easter Break from April 18-22.

Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund The School …