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Mason Jar Collection

We are collecting mason jars (any size) or larger jelly jars (clean and no labels) for a Christmas project. If you have some on hand and are willing to donate them for our project, please drop them off in the school office as soon as possible!

Thank you!

Planning for Night Out Event - Please Come!

Did you love last year's "Adult Night Out"?  Come help us plan this year's party to be even more fun!  If you didn't make it to last year's party, then come help us plan this year's event.  We are having a planning/brainstorming meeting on Monday, December 16 @6:30-7:30 pm.  Attending our planning meeting does not commit you to the event!  We just need lots of ideas and lots of hands to make this year's night out extraordinary!!!  If you would like to help and cannot attend this meeting, you can contact Julie Ross or Tina Thompson or the school office.  All ideas, All people are welcome!!!

Items to Note this Week!

Advent Services Begin
Advent Season is upon us. This is the time where we prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus into the world. We have services on December 4th and 11th at 4pm and 7pm with dinner in between. Please make plans to attend to hear the wonderful news of the coming of our Savior.

Jump Up Day
Our annual Jump Up Day will be this Friday, December 6th. For the morning, students get to “jump up” to the classroom they will be in next year. This allows them to get to know who their teacher will be and hopefully put to rest some of the nerves they may have as they get closer to the end of the year.

Crusader for a Day
The 8th-grade students have the opportunity to go to St. Croix Friday, December 6th. This will give them a taste of high school life and a chance to see what St. Croix has to offer. Many of our students attend St. Croix, but even if the students don’t, it is a great opportunity for them to see what high school life is like.

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Vikings vs. Packers Tickets
Score two tickets to the Dec 23 Monday Night Vikings vs. Packer game. Section 121, Row 35, Seats 23 & 24. Includes an autographed photo of Danielle Hunter. Proceeds benefit SCLA athletics. Buy now for $1500 or bid until
Dec 10, 5:00p. https://bit.ly/2Lfjr6q

Middle School Christmas Concert
Thu, Dec 12, 6:30p, chapel. Middle school choir and band (including SCLA association grade school band members).
LIVE STREAM at StCroixLutheran.org/MSChristmas

High School Christmas Concert 
All My Heart this Night Rejoices! Fri, Dec 20, 7:00p, gym. Croixaliers, Oakdale Avenue Jazz, choirs, band, and ensembles. LIVE STREAM at StCroixLutheran.org/HSChristmas

NEW - Winter Baseball Camp, Gr. 3-8
Register for SCLA’s new winter baseball camp for youth in grades 3-8 by Tue, Dec 31. Three camps offered. $25 per camp! Register online and view ALL camps at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Night to Shine Volunteers
Fri, Feb 7, 2020. In order to make Night to Shine (prom for people with spe…

December Lunch Menu Change!

Due to a funeral scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2,  we will change the menu as follows:

Monday, December 2

  (1) Pulled Pork Sandwich*
  (2) Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwich*
            chips, veggies, fruit

Tuesday, December 10

  (1) Spaghetti w/beef
  (2) Spaghetti w/chicken
  (3) Chicken Alfredo

         Caesar salad, vegetables, fruit, breadstick

Please change your lunch calendar to the above schedule. Thank you!

No School Nov. 27 - 29

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There will be no school tomorrow through Friday for our Thanksgiving Break. May you have safe travels and enjoy family time together!

A blessed Thanksgiving to all!!
Give thanks with us at these service times:
Wednesday Night Worship 7pm
Thursday Morning Worship 10am



December Lunch Menu

Please have your lunch account funded for the month ahead. If you would like this scheduled through your TADS account, please stop in the school office to set this up. Checks or cash can also be dropped off as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Email reminders are sent when your lunch balance is negative. Call or email the school office at any time if you would like an update on your current balance. Your current balance is also available on the TADS Educate screen for those that access assignments and grades there. Thank you!

December Lunch Menu

December School News

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Advent Services Begin
Advent Season is upon us. This is the time where we prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus into the world. We have services on December 4th and 11th at 4pm and 7pm with dinner in between. Please make plans to attend to hear the wonderful news of the coming of our Savior.

Jump Up Day
Our annual Jump Up Day will be on December 6th this year. For the morning, students get to “jump up” to the classroom they will be in next year. This allows them to get to know who their teacher will be and hopefully put to rest some of the nerves they may have as they get closer to the end of the year.

Crusader for a Day
The 8th-grade students have the opportunity to go to St. Croix on December 6th. This will give them a taste of high school life and a chance to see what St. Croix has to offer. Many of our students attend St. Croix, but even if the students don’t, it is a great opportunity for them to see what high school life is like.

Luther Prep Visit
Luther Preparatory S…

Reminder

SPTO Meeting tonight 6:30 pm in lunch room

SPTO Meeting this Thursday

Just a reminder that the next Salem Parent Teacher Meeting is this Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 pm.

Women's Advent by Candlelight

Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming. We want our focus to be on Jesus throughout this season, but all too often it seems we get caught up with the preparations in our homes, churches or communities. Advent by Candlelight is an opportunity for women to set aside all of those preparations and focus our hearts and minds again on Jesus.  It is a beautiful afternoon filled with Scripture readings, narration, prayer, songs of praise and Christian fellowship.  Please join us on Saturday, November 30 at 12:00 pm. We will begin with lunch followed by a program and music.  Everyone school age & older are invited to attend.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex before November 26 (or call/email the school office 651-439-7831 school.office@salemlutheran.org).

Round 2 of MLC Meet Math Competition Complete

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Our middle school students recently finished the second round of the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition. Students worked on six competition level math problems. 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-5 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-6 category. Categories are determined by school size.

Other test dates this school year are the weeks of  January 13 and February 24.

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.

Kamera Kids this Friday

Kamera Kids meet this Friday, Nov. 15 @ 7:45 am in Mrs. Hasselquist's room. Don't forget to bring your assignment!

Reminders!

Basketball Tonight!

Games tonight are at Salem against Christ Lutheran, North St. Paul.

5:30 pm B Team Girls
6:30 pm B Team Boys
7:30 pm A Team Girls
Don't forget the extra fun between games as a fundraiser for the new bleachers in our gym. The fun will take place at halftime of each game. Bring some singles and a fun attitude.

Please come cheer our Saints on!

Monday, November 11

Please have your child wear red, white and/or blue in honor of Veterans Day to school Monday.
Come hear songs, speakers, readings and more at our 2:45pm Veterans Day Program. All are invited!
It will be held in the school gym.


Fun, Prizes and Basketball!

Tomorrow during the three Salem basketball games, we will be having a fundraiser for the new bleachers in our gym. The fundraiser will take place at halftime of each game. The rules for the game will be explained tomorrow, but it will only be a dollar to play. Prizes include free bags of popcorn, free candy bars, or a gift card to local restaurants. Bring some singles and a fun attitude. Excited to see you all there!

Yearbook

Do you enjoy photography or making family photo albums? Salem School creates a yearly school yearbook. The book is created online so you can help create as God gives you the opportunity. We would love to have your help. Please contact Mrs. Brohn or the school office if you are interested.

Wear Red, White and Blue Monday, Nov. 11

Please have your child wear red, white and/or blue on Monday, November 11 for our Veterans Day Program on Monday. Any appropriate patriotic attire is encouraged for their participation in the program that day.

A reminder of the event ...

Salem is having a program to honor the veterans that the students at Salem know on November 11th at 2:45 pm. The students will sing patriotic songs, read some poems about our veterans, and thank them for their service. All veterans, their families, and families of Salem are welcome to attend. The students will also be filling out sheets with their veteran’s picture, the branch of service and wars they fought in. We will then use those sheets to make a Wall of Fame where we will hang all of them.

First Quarter Honor Roll

We want to congratulate the 6th - 8th-grade students who achieved Honor Roll for the 1st quarter of our school year!

A Honor Roll
Ethan H.


A- Honor Roll
Ethan D.
Birk
Ellie
Isaiah
Kayden
Serenna
Isaac
Abraham
Elijah

November 11 Veteran's Day Program

Salem school will be having a Veteran’s Day program on November 11th starting at 2:45pm in the school gym. There will be a thank you to all those serving, patriotic songs, and an introduction of any friends or family of the children who served in the armed forces. All are welcome to attend!

 If you have questions please talk to Mr. Klatt or contact the School Office.

Athletics Collecting Concessions - Please Help!

With athletic costs going up every year, we are hoping to lessen the expense by using donations for our concessions this year. Please see the board in the school entrance with items we are asking anyone interested to purchase for us.

Take a tag(s) from the board so we know it is being purchased and return the item to the school office by November 6th.

Some of the items needed are listed below:

Soft Pretzels
Nacho Cheese Sauce
Tortilla Chips (family size bags)
Hotdogs
Hotdog buns
Aldi take & bake pizza
Gatorade (12 packs)
Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer
Icee (pack of 30)
String Cheese
Lays chips (single packs - 20 per)
Laffy Taffy
Ring Pops
Skittles/Starburst box of 30
Hershey candy bars box of 30
Mars candy bars box of 30

If you can't make it into school to take a tag, please email or call the school office and we will send the tag home with your child as a reminder.  school.office@salemlutheran.org   651-439-7831

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Box Tops Changing Format

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BoxTops for Education is changing to an easier format. There are still a few box top coupons on products that can be cut and sent into our school. Please make sure these have a date that has not expired. Most products, however, will now have a new label that says "No More clipping - Scan your receipt". Please do not clip and send us these labels. Instead, you will be able to download the BoxTops app and take a picture of your purchase receipt. This will keep track of our school points much easier!

Using the BoxTops app is very easy. You will have to create a login using your email address, find our school (be sure its Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, MN!!) and that's it!  From here on out we will have to submit the Boxtops through the app within several days of purchasing an eligible item.  As soon as you get in the car or unload those groceries, just quick snap a picture of the receipt through the BoxTop app and you are done! We have been able to receive much-needed funds…

No School - Friday, November 1

We have a teacher inservice day this Friday. NO SCHOOL for Preschool through 8th grade that day! Enjoy the long weekend and remember to turn your clocks back one hour on November 3 for Monday. :)

8th Grade is Selling Butter Braids - Sign Up Now!

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The 8th-grade class is planning to travel at the end of the school year for their class trip. They will be organizing several fundraisers to help them. Butter Braids are a huge treat for all who have ordered in the past so we hope to keep the tradition going and benefit the 8th graders too.

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 holidays and throughout the new year (they come frozen and must be baked)!

Last day to order: Monday, November 4

Delivery Date:Monday, November 18

Our 8th Graders thank you for your support!

Alexis Gosch
Ethan Hansen
Lars Hoien
Noah Ross
Elijah Shah
Kaitlyn Smart

Please Help Our Athletic Program!

With athletic costs going up every year, we are hoping to lessen the expense by using donations for our concessions this year. Please see the board in the school entrance with items we are asking anyone interested to purchase for us.

Take a tag(s) from the board so we know it is being purchased and return the item to the school office by November 6th.

Some of the items needed are listed below:

Soft Pretzels
Nacho Cheese Sauce
Tortilla Chips (family size bags)
Hotdogs
Hotdog buns
Aldi take & bake pizza
Gatorade (12 packs)
Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer
Icee (pack of 30)
String Cheese
Lays chips (single packs - 20 per)
Laffy Taffy
Ring Pops
Skittles/Starburst box of 30
Hershey candy bars box of 30
Mars candy bars box of 30

If you can't make it into school to take a tag, please email or call the school office and we will send the tag home with your child as a reminder.  school.office@salemlutheran.org   651-439-7831

Thanks so much for your help!!!

November Lunch Menu

Please have your lunch account funded for the month ahead. If you would like this scheduled through your TADS account, please stop in the school office to set this up. Checks or cash can also be dropped off as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Email reminders are sent when your lunch balance is less than $5. Call or email the school office at any time if you would like an update on your current balance. Your current balance is also available on the TADS Educate screen for those that access assignments and grades there. Thank you!

November Lunch Menu

November School News

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Veterans Day
Salem is having a program to honor the veterans that the students at Salem know on November 11th at 2:45 pm. The students will sing patriotic songs, read some poems about our veterans, and thank them for their service. All veterans, their families, and families of Salem are welcome to attend. The students will also be filling out sheets with their veteran’s picture, the branch of service and wars they fought in. We will then use those sheets to make a Wall of Fame where we will hang all of them.

Confirmation Examination 1
The 8th graders at Salem have the opportunity to share what they are learning about their faith in Confirmation class with the congregation on November 17th. They will be answering questions at the 8 o’clock service in place of the sermon. Please make plans to attend to grow in your faith and to support these young men and women as they continue to grow closer with their Lord and Savior.

8th Grade Class Trip Fundraiser
The 8th graders at Salem are selling …

Public Speaking Team

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This past Saturday fourteen of our Salem students from grades 5-8 participated in the Public Speaking Festival at St. Croix Academy in West St. Paul. They presented their selection from a category (storytelling, humorous reading, serious prose, serious poetry or speech) three times before peers and judges. All were successful and the Salem family can be very proud of them. Congratulations Tessa, Ellie, Erica, Alexis, Serenna, Lily, Noah, Caleb, Lars, Birk, Michael, Isaac, Ethan, and Noah!

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Children's Theater Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! Sat, Nov 2, 2:00 and 7:00pm, at
SCL. Tickets at the door or online are $3.00 (11 and under) and $5.00 (12 and up). General seating. www.StCroixLutheran.org/junieb

Festival of Seasons Boutique is Sat, Nov 9 from 9:00am-3:00pm at SCL. Shop for handmade and specialty merchandise while songs of the season are played throughout the day. Are you a vendor? www.StCroixLutheran.org/fosvendor

New Friends provides youthful friendship and fun, free activities one Sunday a month for people with special needs. Hosted at SCL in the gym, the next New Friends events is Sun, Nov 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Find out more at www.StCroixNewFriends.org

Veterans Day Tribute Mon, Nov 11, 9:45a, at SCL. Veterans and their families are treated to refreshments in the commons, a special chapel service, and a musical tribute by the Crusader Band, Choirs, and Croixaliers. Find out more at StCroixLutheran.org/Veterans

URGENT - Christmas Homestay Families Needed Sat, Dec …

No School Oct. 17 & 18 And No Bus Oct. 21 & 22

God's blessings and safe travels to our teachers who will be traveling to Mankato for the WELS Teachers Conference. Please note there is no school because of this on Thursday and Friday. We are back in session on Monday, Oct. 21. There will not be busing available on Monday or Tuesday. Please make sure to have travel arrangements for your children on those days.

Blessings on the long weekend!

Kamera Kids Meet October 25

Kamera Kids will have a meeting on Friday, October 25 at 7:45 am. Bring any photos that you took this summer and that you want to share with the group. If you have any questions Contact Mrs. H. nhasselquist@salemlutheran.org

Reminders for the Week!

Tonight is K-8 Parent/Teacher conferences from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Grade K-4 please contact your child's teacher if you do not have a scheduled conference and need to schedule one. Grade 5-8 teachers will be in the school lunchroom during that time frame and no scheduled conference is needed. Just drop in to speak with them.This Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Our students will be allowed to wear a cap/hat for Caps for Kids Day when they bring a $1 donation to school. The benefits from this event will go towards helping kids who are battling cancer.NO SCHOOL thisThursday and Friday, Oct 17 & 18. Our teachers will be attending the WELS Teachers Conference in Mankato, MN.Reminders for Next Week NO BUS Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21 & 22. Please make arrangements to bring and pick up your children from school on those days.Picture retakes are scheduled for the morning of Thursday, October 24. Please bring your child's current package in if you are requesting a retake. Students who missed Pic…

Students Represent Salem at Kick, Pass & Spike

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Several Salem Lutheran students visited St. Croix Lutheran Academy on Friday, October 4 to watch the Homecoming game and participate in the annual Kick, Pass & Spike competition. Thank you to all who came out to represent our school and cheer on the SCL Crusaders!

No Piano Lessons Oct. 14 -18

Mrs. Ronning will not be teaching piano lessons next week. Piano lessons will resume their normal schedule the week of October 21.

Middle School Students Compete in MLC Meet Math

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Our middle school students are competing in the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition this year. Students attempted to answer the first of four contests with 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-5 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-6 category. Categories are determined by school size.

Other test dates this school year are the weeks of November 11, January 13, and February 24.

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.

Caps for kids

On October 16th Salem students will participate in Caps for kids to benefit children who are battling cancer.  Students can bring a $1.00 to give to their teacher and then they can wear a hat at school.

Carlstrom Family Benefit (Bloomington Lutheran Church)

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Please read the story about baby Evangeline and the opportunity we have to help support the Carlstrom family at Bloomington Lutheran Church.
Evangeline Carlstrom’s Story. At our 20 week ultrasound, Adam and I discovered that our daughter had a severe birth defect called a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).  She was missing over two-thirds of her diaphragm, and some of her internal organs had moved into her chest cavity, restricting the growth of her lungs and placing stress on her heart. Evangeline was born on March 5, 2019. A team of specialists from Children’s Minnesota, including a neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists, was present at the delivery. They immediately placed her on a breathing tube, inserted IVs and stabilized her on a ventilator before transporting her to the NICU.  After three weeks Evangeline successfully underwent surgery in order to repair the hernia. The next goal for Evangeline was to reduce the blood pressure in her lu…

More Volunteers Still Needed!

PLEASE HELP!!! Salem will be hosting the children's games at the Stillwater Harvest Fest this Saturday, October 12 from 10am-6pm. We would like to have 4-5 people at each time slot. They provide all the games and candy, all we have to do is keep the games under the supervision and have a face in the community.

 If you are concerned about the weather we will have Salem's tent set up for cover. This is a great opportunity to share our ministry with others. Brochures will be provided. We will have 2-hour time slots so you will have plenty of time to explore the event yourself as well. Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work)to go to the signup sheet: 

volunteersignup.org/9FPTF

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. We do not enough signed up to help, so it would be great if you would consider helping out! Thank you for volunteering!

Parent Teacher Conferences Begin Tonight

Don't forget conferences to be held on Tuesday, October 8, Thursday, October 10, and Monday, October 14 for all K-8 students. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. Conferences for 5-8th grade do not need to be scheduled. Those teachers will be available from 4-7 tonight, Thursday and Monday.

Stillwater Harvest Festival - Saturday, October 12 - Please Volunteer

PLEASE HELP!!! Salem will be hosting the children's games at the Stillwater Harvest Fest this Saturday, October 12 from 10am-6pm. We would like to have 4-5 people at each time slot to control the games and have the opportunity to share about Salem's ministry. We will also need 3 more people to sign up to set up at 8:30am. They provide all the games and candy, all we have to do is keep the games under the supervision and have a face in the community.  We will have 2-hour time slots so you will have plenty of time to explore the event yourself as well. Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work)to go to the signup sheet:   

    volunteersignup.org/9FPTF

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. We do not have anyone signed up to help, so it would be great if you would consider helping out! Thank you for volunteering!

Basketball

It’s almost time for basketball season to start! Salem is planning on having a Girl’s A and B team and a Boy’s B-team. The league schedule is still changing while schools finalize their numbers and teams, but you can plan on Friday evening games starting November 8th. The girls will be coached by Jeff Ross and Tess Anderson and will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00am. Boys will coached by Travis Koester and Neal Anderson and practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45pm.  Practices will start on October 22nd for the boys and the 24th for the girls.
The coaches will have an informational meeting about what to expect during the season on Tuesday, October 15th at 6pm in Mr. Klatt’s classroom.

Ordering SCRIP

Are you interested in earning credit for your child's tuition, lunch or our school's tuition assistance fund? Click below for information on ordering SCRIP online.

How to Order SCRIP

Happy shopping!

Please note:
You can continue to order SCRIP using an order form available in the church and school office but ordering online assures quicker turnaround. SCRIP orders submitted with a hard copy form are usually ordered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month with orders available for pick-up by Thursday or Friday of that week.


A Note from Our BoxTop Coordinator

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A Message from Meghan Bicek:

Please, everyone, dig through your pantry and fridge for all those BoxTops and submit them prior to October 20th!  BoxTops for Education is switching to an easier format and we will have until the end of the month to submit the paper or clip out BoxTops that everyone has saved and dropped off at school.

Once you have submitted those, it's time to download the BoxTops for Education app on your smartphone.  You will have to create a login using your email address, find our school (be sure its Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, MN!!), and that's it!  From here on out we will have to submit the Boxtops through the app within several days of purchasing an eligible item.  As soon as you get in the car or unload those groceries, just quick snap a picture of the receipt through the BoxTop app and you are done!  It seems like a bit of a pain but once you get used to it, it will be a much easier process.

Chess Club Starts Friday

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The first meeting of the Chess Club will take place on Friday, October 4th from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Students should enter through the south entrance to the school (by the dumpsters) and meet in Mr. Klatt's room.  Mr. Klatt and George Light will be teaching the students how the pieces move and basic strategy for chess

We will have another meeting on October 11th to make up for missing a meeting in September. The Chess Club will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month after October.
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Our next Basic Bible Christianity class will begin on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 7 pm. In this class we'll review the basic teachings of the Bible so we can find a solid foundation on God's Word. Everyone is invited to attend. It's a great introduction to God's Word if you've never studied it before. It's also a good way to review God's Word if you haven't been able to read or study it lately. We also ask those who are interested in becoming members of Salem to take this class.


If you'd like to attend, please contact me at jbrohn@salemlutheran.org. I'll be able to order the right number of books and be ready for our first class together. Please come, and if you're coming, invite a friend to join you!
Pastor Jon Brohn

Costa Maya Ministries October 2019 Update

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October 2019Good and Pleasant What a privilege to spend time with our brothers and sisters in faith, wherever that happens. This month I was invited to preach at Bloomington-Living Hope Lutheran Church in the Twin Cities area. I also was able to talk about Costa Maya Ministries at the school and at West Lutheran High School. One of the highlights was giving a presentation on our mission at the church picnic during halftime of the Packers-Vikings game. (Fortunately, I grew up in Houston so was able to avoid getting on anyone’s bad side!) From the questions of children, to those who hosted me, and the many who prayed for our mission and spontaneously offered to help in all different ways, I could see without a doubt the blessing of working together as Christians in ministry. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity (Psalm 133:1), especially when we’re united to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  ~Pastor Valleskey *********************************************…

Fire Department Open House Oct 12

Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12. Here is an Open House that the community is invited to!

Fire Department Open House Information

First Quarter K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences—Oct 8,10, & 14

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We're scheduling conferences to be held on Tuesday, October 8, Thursday, October 10, and Monday, October 14 for all K-8 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 25. Report cards for all students will be sent home on Wednesday, October 30.

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 the student's homeroom and should be scheduled below. Please click the button to sign up. Thank you!



Middle School Conference No…

Grades 5-8 Sing This Sunday

Please have your 5-8th grader meet in Mrs. Hasselquist's room at 10:15 am this Sunday.
The students will be singing in the 10:30 am service Sunday, September 29.

Thank you!

October School News

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Fire Prevention Day On October 2nd, our K-2 students will have the opportunity to talk with Fire Fighters about how to be safe if there is a fire. They will talk about what to do when the smoke alarm goes off and how to be safe exiting a building. We look forward to all that the students will learn to keep them safe in case of a fire.

Chess Club Begins The first meeting of the chess club will take place on October 4th. We will have another meeting on the 11th to make up for missing a meeting in September. Mr. Klatt and George Light will be teaching the students how the pieces move and basic strategy for chess. Chess club will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month after October.

Vision Screening Salem will be having the students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade get their eyes tested on October 3 to see if they need vision correction. Parents who would like their child(ren) to take the screening are also welcome to have their children tested. If your child is not in one of these three grades …

October Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the start of the school year. Please have your lunch account funded for the month ahead. If you would like this scheduled through your TADS account, please stop in the school office to set this up. Checks can also be dropped off as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Thank you!

October Lunch Menu

Grandparents' Day is this Friday!

We have over 140 grandparents/guests attending our school this Friday! Please remember that school will be dismissed after lunch that day. Students not staying for lunch may leave with their guest or can be picked up at 11:30 pm. For all that are staying for lunch the day will end at or near 12:30 pm.

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please sign up to help on September 27 when we will welcome many guests to our school and need lots of help! Sign up in the school office or online below.

ALSO, Do you have any Mexican themed decorations we could use such as maracas, Mexican blankets, sombreros, etc.? Please contact Kari Hoien or let the school office know. Thank you!

Volunteer Sign-up for GP Day

American Heart Association

Thank you for all of your donations for the American heart association.   It was great to see how happy the students were to hand in their envelopes and get their prize.  Our school goal was to raise $1000.00. The students of Salem Lutheran school met their goal by raising $1495.00!  Wow great work!  This donation will go to help those with heart problems.  Thank you.

Grandparents' Day Registrations Due this Friday!

Don't forget to turn in the green registration form that your child brought home for Grandparents' Day which is planned for September 27. Registrations are due September 20!!

If you need to print more invitations the link is below. Extra invitations are also available in the school office.

Grandparent Invitations
Grandparent Day Registration

Urgent! Volunteers and Items Needed for Grandparent Day

Please sign up to help on September 27 when we will welcome many guests to our school and need lots of help! Sign up in the school office or online below.

ALSO, Do you have any Mexican themed decorations we could use such as maracas, Mexican blankets, sombreros, etc.? Please contact Kari Hoien or let the school office know. Thank you!

Volunteer Sign-up for GP Day

SPTO Meeting Thursday, September 19

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization will have a meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm. Any questions can be directed to Bonnie Richter -  raspberrypie90@aol.com. Please come!

Kids Night at St. Croix

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Salem Band Lessons

Band lessons will begin next week on Sept. 18.

Contact Mrs. Balk if you have any questions.

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Lunch Servers are needed at St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Monday through Friday (most days 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Flexible days (minimum of two days per week). Starting wage is $12/hour. Duties include point of sale (check-out), restocking, and light clean-up. Apply at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs or call (651) 455-1521.

Top Ten Science Questions of the Bible
Come to a special presentation, The Top Ten Science Questions of the Bible, by Dr. Kevin Peil on Sunday, September 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the SCL chapel. Dr. Peil holds PhD in chemical engineering and has worked as a research scientist for Dow Chemical Company for the last 29 years. He has presented numerous times on a wide variety of topics related to science and the Bible at conferences around the United States. The presentation is free and open to the public.

SCL Homecoming is Friday, October 4. There is a parade at 5:30p on Oakdale Ave starting at Thompson Ave. Football game vs. St. Anthony Village at 7:00p. Grade school student…

Picture Day Tomorrow

Don't forget! :)

All students and staff at Salem will be getting their pictures taken tomorrow so make sure you wear your picture day outfit of your choosing and have on your best picture day smile!

If you have a preschooler who is not normally here on Mondays you may bring them in preferably anytime between 8:45 am and 9:15 am. Bring them to order pictures or if you would just like to have them included in the class composite picture for the yearbook. There is also a chance to do this on retake day which is scheduled for Thursday, October 24.

Please return order forms to school tomorrow with checks made out to Inter-State Studio or use the link below to order your picture package. 

Inter-state Online Order

Late Assignments in Middle School

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As you may remember from our Middle School-Meet the Teacher Management Plan:

All homework is expected to be properly completed on the due date and in the room at the beginning of class time.If the assignment is not completed on time, the student must fill out a digital late homework form. This form will be automatically emailed to parents/caregivers. Work not completed on time will be counted and used to determine the student’s Work Habits grade. The Work Habits grade will affect eligibility for extracurricular activities, but will not affect the student's overall GPA. The Work Habits grade will be listed on the student’s report card and final transcripts. Zero late work slips for the entire quarter will be an A+. Every late assignment will drop this grade one level. 1=A, 2=A-, 3=B+  etc.If work is consistently late, the parents will be contacted and the student may be asked to stay after school. Additional parent, teacher, and student meetings may be needed. For the most part, ou…

Sunday School

Reminder that Sunday School Begins this Sunday.  All are welcome, Preschool-6th Grade.  We are beginning a new series this year, "Enduring Faith".  You can drop your child(ren) off in the front of church at 9:15, we plan on officially start at 9:25 with the songs we will sing in the future and our opening for the lesson.  A change this year will be that your child will stay in their classroom and not rotate to the gym.  Pick up time is 10:15 Pre K- 2nd will be in Mrs. Klatt's room and the 3rd- 6th will be in the Conference room.  Hope to see some new faces hearing and learning God's Word.

Amy Gosch
Any Questions email agosch@salemlutheran.org

Picture Day is Monday, September 9!

Bring your smile!

Don't forget Monday, September 9 is Picture Day! Order forms were sent home with your child this week. If you have a preschooler who is not normally here on Mondays you may bring them in preferably anytime between 8:45 am and 9:15 am. Bring them if you would like to order pictures or if you would just like to have them included in the class composite picture. There is also a chance to do this on retake day which is scheduled for Thursday, October 24.

Please return order forms to school that day with checks made out to Inter-State Studio or use the link below.

Inter-state Online Order

Grandparents' Day News

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Dear Salem Parent,
    Information is being sent home with the youngest in the family for our Grandparents' Day which is being held on September 27th. The two invitations that are included are for you to mail or give to a grandparent or an adult of your choosing who your child would like to accompany them for the day. There are more invitations available in the school office or you can print more from the link below. Talk with your child’s teacher if your child would like a senior from our congregation to accompany them. That could be arranged as well!

   Please fill out the green registration form and return to the school office by September 20! The registration form is also included below if you need an extra. Please return this form even if your child does not have a guest for the day. Complete and send a payment for any lunches that your guest will be having and include their full name on the registration for easier identification. Also, note if your child will be leaving befo…
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Here's an update from Costa Maya Ministries, where our 1st semester mission offerings will go!

September 2019 Your Encouragement Makes a Difference It is good to be encouraged by fellow believers near and far. Angela, a local Mexican woman, provides one example. She has been attending Cruz de Cristo for about a year and a half.  She is a model of an active faith that has struggles but keeps seeking the Lord. This month she shares a bit about herself and expresses her gratitude to Pastor Vallesky and Costa Maya Ministries for the support they have provided in her life.

Angela is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. Like many others, she came to Mahahual about 3 years ago to find work in the restaurant/tourism industry because earning a living can be a difficult task in much of Mexico. Her journey in Mahahual led her to open a food shack on the grounds of our future church building (groundbreaking coming in the near future!).  She named her shop “Saulo,” which means Saul. Angela shares, …