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URGENT NOTICE: NO SCHOOL, Thursday, January 31, 2019

School will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 due to the extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

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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February Dates to Remember

SCRIP Orders Due Feb. 11  & Feb. 25
Friday, February 1 - Home Basketball Game vs. Mount Olive - B Team Only

Friday, February 1 - Thursday, February 14 - Power up Winter Warm-up Challenge

Sunday, February 3 - Preschool sings 10:30 am Service

Friday - Sun., February 8-10 - A-team Tournament @ St. Croix Lutheran Academy

Mon. - Thurs., February 11-14 - Spirit Week

Monday, February 11 - Messy Monday- Valentine’s Day Theme 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 12 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm

Friday- Sun., February 15-17- No School, New Ulm Tournament

Monday, February 18 - No School, President’s Day

Thursday, February 21 - SPTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Friday, February 22 - Middle School Ski Field Trip

Monday, February 25 - Intro to Bible Class 27:00 pm

Saturday, March 2 - SCL Math Bowl & Spelling Bee

February School News

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February News Spirit Week The students will be showing their school spirit from February 11-14. The students will dress up for fun and get excited for the upcoming MLC Tournament. The dress up days are as follows:

Monday: Pajama Day/Bed Head Day
Tuesday: Crazy Day/Clash Day
Wednesday: Reverse Age Day
Thursday: Salem Spirit Day

Power up Winter Warm-up Challenge The students will be participating in this event from January 28th until February 14th. The teachers will be tracking the activity of the students during recess, at school, and at home. We will get money from the Power up company proportional to the percentage of participation in the challenge. This is a cool way for our kids to stay active and for our school to raise some money.

Basketball Tournaments The girl’s B-team tournament was the weekend of January 26th and 27th. They played really well and grew much this season. The two A-team tournaments are still ahead of us. The league tournament is February 8th-10th, and the New Ulm t…

Salem Bowling Team 2019

Salem will once again offer bowling for boys and girls in grades 5th-8th this spring.  The season takes place from the end of March through the end of May.  Practices are at the Stillwater Bowling alley on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Matches are held on Fridays or Saturdays across the Twin Cities Metro Area.  If you are interested in participating please let either Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen know.  Also if you are interested in coaching bowling this year contact Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen.  More detailed information will come at a later date about the season.

February Lunch Menu

Here is the menu for the month! đź’—

February Lunch Menu

URGENT NOTICE: NO SCHOOL, Tuesday, January 29 AND Wednesday, January 30, 2019

School will remain closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 and Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 due to the extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills predicted.

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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NO SCHOOL, Monday, January 28, 2019

There is NO SCHOOL, Monday, January 28, 2019, due to winter weather storms and unsafe travel conditions. Parents and caregivers, please prepare and plan accordingly for alternate childcare.

Monitor the following closure links:
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 day!

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Eighth Graders Lead Saints into Overtime Thriller on Parents’ Night

Our outstanding eighth grade basketball players finished out their regular season careers last Friday night against the undefeated Cougars from Cross of Christ. It has long been a tradition at Salem to dedicate the last home game of the season to the parents of the eighth grade class. Parents’ Night always brings lots of emotions, as the eighth grade athletes present their biggest advocates with a flower. Each eighth grader introduced their parents and gave them a heartfelt, personal thank you that was truly awesome! The basketball parents mean so much to the entire athletic program at Salem. Playing against the top team in our conference, our Saints played perhaps the most inspired game of basketball I have seen in all four of my coaching years at Salem. Led by eighth graders Griffin (18 points) and John (12 points), our Salem Saints went toe-to-toe all night long with a Cross of Christ team that had very good size and skill from multiple players. Getting the opportunity to play …

Don't Forget to Register

Registration fees will be discounted until March 1. You do not have to pay the registration online when enrollment is complete.  If you choose the TADS option to pay in 15 days you are welcome to bring a check in to the school office to make payment.

Preschool families that wish to register should note that the schedule for their child was based on their current enrollment schedule. You may change the number of days, half, or full by emailing the school office with your request after you enroll (school.office@salemlutheran.org). TADS will not allow you to change this when you enroll online but you are welcome to select a new schedule for the next school year.

Enroll for 2019-2020

Here is the academic calendar for the new school year:

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival

Dear Salem Parents,

Our 5 - 8th-grade students (also 4th-grade Band and Jubilate students) are invited to participate in the 2019 Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival on March 30. This event takes place at St. Croix Lutheran Academy in West St. Paul and is a full day of music and art with a concert at 1:30 pm to end the event. Please talk with your student about how they would like to participate. Ms. Gosch, Mrs. Ronning, and Mrs. Balk will be happy to help with any music selections. Please talk about this at home now and register your child by February 22! Forms are also being sent home with students this week.

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival Registration

2nd Semester Chapel Offering

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The children bring money for an offering every Wednesday in our school chapel service. During the second semester, our mission project supports “Grace--Hmong outreach in Vietnam.” We will join with many other schools to gather our offerings. The goal of this special offering is to receive gifts totaling $2 million by June 30, 2019, to fund the land purchase, building construction, and the first two years of operational costs for a pastor training facility in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Thank you for supporting this ministry opportunity with your child's Wednesday chapel offering!

Winter Warm up Challenge

Salem Lutheran School will participate in the Power up Winter Warm up challenge from January 28th-February 14th.  Each classroom will track their "active activity" they participated in each day.  As shown below the classroom teacher will keep track if their students are active at recess, an extra activity, and at home.  Then at the end of the three weeks, based on our school-wide percentage Salem Lutheran will earn PowerUp Bucks that can be utilized for gym equipment. So parents help your children remember to stay activity these cold winter days! What is the PowerUp Winter Warm-Up Challenge?

It’s a school-wide 3-week challenge that will get students up and active throughout winter! The challenge will also encourage students to find creative ways to become active indoors or outdoors! For example, learn new skills such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or playing at a PowerUp open gym.

How the Challenge works:

Each class will earn and track points for students b…

Saints Lose Round Two in Eagles' Nest

In the tenth game of the TCLGSAL season, our Saints made our second trip to Shakopee in ten days to take on Bloomington’s top squad. Due to sickness, injury, and travel, three key players from the Saints were unable to make it to the game on Friday. We knew that this was going to be one of the most challenging games of the entire basketball season, regardless of the circumstances. From the opening tip until the final buzzer resonated throughout the Eagles’ Nest, the high energy and effort level of our Saints never wavered. Assistant coach Neal Anderson and I were very pleased with the way our kids went about their business, focusing only on the aspects of the game they could control. Even though we could not help the circumstances or the opponent, our Saints that were present at the game used this opportunity to make the most out of their extended playing time. While it was a predictably difficult night of basketball (final score: 8-43), the highlight of the night was seventh …

No School Jan 21! Tuesday, Jan 22, School in Session No Bus and Open House!

NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 21NO BUS, School in Session - Tuesday, January 22Open House/Visit Salem Day - January 22 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. Families that are interested in enrolling at Salem next year are encouraged to attend the Open House and receive information and a tour of the building. The morning times will let visitors see what the school is like with students in the classrooms. Staff members will be available in the morning and evening sessions to meet with prospective families and answer questions about Salem Lutheran School. Please encourage any families you know that may be interested in Salem to attend the Open House. For more information they may call the school office at 651-439-7831, visit our website at www.salemlutheran.org, or email us at school.office@salemlutheran.org.

No School January 21 - No Bus January 22

Reminder!!

There is no school on Monday, January 21 due to Martin Luther King Day.

School is in session Tuesday, January 22 however, there is NO BUS. Please make other transportation arrangements for that day.

Science Helpers Needed

Attention Parents: WHAT: Family Academic Night - Science

WHEN: Thursday Evening, March 7, 2019

Do you have a job in an area of science?
(i.e. doctor, dentist, veterinarian, geologist, botanist, biologist, physicist or any other...)

Do you like to entertain children with science experiments?

We need people who can share an area of science with our students and families. Maybe you know an easy, cool experiment you want to demonstrate and share. If you or someone you know can help share your time and expertise with Salem students and their families, please contact me.

Thank you!

Jill Kaiser
jkaiser@salemlutheran.org


Field Trip K-8 on January 17 - Lunch Reminder

Just a reminder to let your child's teacher or the school office know by Wednesday if you would like a bag lunch ordered for this Thursday, January 17.

Preschool families must also preorder for that day since our cook will not be at school Thursday to prepare lunches.

Menu Options
Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Turkey and Cheese Sandwich
Ham, Turkey, and Cheese Sandwich
Cheese Sandwich
chips, fruit, veggie, and bottled water are included

Basketball This Friday and Parent Night on Feb. 1

A reminder that we play Bloomington Lutheran this Friday. B-team plays at 7:30 and A-team plays at 8:30. There are two games ahead of ours at 5:30 and 6:30, so please arrive early just in case the night is running early. The games are at Living Hope Lutheran in Shakopee. The address is:  Living Hope Lutheran School 8600 Horizon Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379

Third Round of MLC Meet Math Competition Complete

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This week our students in grades 5-8 finished the third round of the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting https://portal.mlc-wels.edu/meetmath/results/view. Our Salem fifth and sixth-grade students are in the B-6 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-5 category. Categories are determined by school size.

The final test for this year is the week of February 25.

Meet Math is a service club at Martin Luther College that provides mathematics contests for students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in WELS or ELS schools. This club also maintains school and individual statistics that are the basis for various awards presented at the end of the school year. For more information about Meet Math, visit https://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/about.

Messy Monday Tonight

Our first 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.

Here are the dates of our next Messy Mondays:

February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13

SPTO Meeting - Thurs 1/17 at 6:30 pm

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization has a January meeting on Thursday, Jan 17th at 6:30 pm.  All parents, guardians, and Salem staff are invited to join in the Salem lunchroom!  The agenda includes getting an update on various upcoming events, such as a parent/adult game evening, a spring egg hunt, and planning for the Ash Wednesday Lenten meal.  Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Important Parking Reminder!

With the temperatures being chilly this time of the year, we understand your urgency to quickly enter the building to come into school for office items or to drop off or pick up your children. However, we do ask that you review these procedures for the safety of everyone here at Salem.

Before School Drop-off
The driveway in front of the school is intended for bus and car drop-off. The parking lots should be used for cars that will be parked for any length of time, whether attended or unattended. Please do NOTPARK and leave your vehicle in the driveway in front of the school. If you think it may take some time and assistance for your child to exit the vehicle, please park in a parking lot and walk in with your children. We need to keep this drop-off and pick up lane moving as smoothly as possible. Also be mindful of the buses that will be dropping off children in the morning usually by 9-9:10 am so you do not block their access to the driveway.

The upper driveway in front of the church …

Saints Sneak by Berea and Top Good Shepherd in Home Doubleheader

Game #1 vs Berea: In a unique doubleheader of basketball last Friday night, our Salem A Team took on Berea at 6:30pm and Good Shepherd at 8:30pm in our fifth and sixth conference games of the 2018-2019 season. In our first game of the night against a much improved team from Berea Lutheran, our Saints jumped out to a nice early lead with a decent first half of basketball (halftime score: 17-8). Little did we know at the time, every point of this halftime cushion proved to be extremely valuable in the final result of the game. Berea exhibited tremendous resilience in the second half by battling back to make the game a nail-biter. Our Saints allowed many bad habits from last year to creep in and haunt us in the final minutes of the game. Berea used their great hustle to force our Saints into making poor decisions that led to countless turnovers. Fortunately for the home crowd, eighth grader Griffin (14 points) iced the game away with two clutch free throws in the final minute to propel th…

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Current Salem families should have received an email from TADS to begin registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration fees will be discounted until March 1. Please remember to enroll before that date to ensure the discount in registration. Preschool registration is now $75 and K-8 registration is $150. After that date, it will be $150 and $250 respectively.

Preschool families that wish to register should note that the schedule for their child was based on their current enrollment schedule. You may change the number of days, half, or full by emailing the school office with your request after you enroll (school.office@salemlutheran.org). TADS will not allow you to change this when you enroll online but you are welcome to select a new schedule for the next school year.

Here is the academic calendar for the new school year:

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Before School Care Help Needed

We are in need of a Before School Care worker on Mondays and Tuesdays (7:00 am - 8:30 am). Please contact Principal Klatt or the school office if you are interested or have any questions.

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

Lost and Found!

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Could any of these items be yours? Please stop in at the front entrance of the school to check. Anything not claimed by 1/16/19 will be donated. Thank you!


Home Game Tomorrow!

We have another set of home games tomorrow, January 11th! We play Berea and Good Shepherd. These are the game times. (Please note that the boy's A team plays twice tomorrow.)  A boys 6:30 (Berea) B girls 7:30 (GS) A boys 8:30 (GS). We are also in need of more parent volunteers in the concession stand. As of now, we do not have anyone working concessions during the last A team game at 8:30 tomorrow, and only one person working at 6:30 and 7:30. We need all parents to sign up for 3 or more spots during the season to make the season run smoothly. Here is the link-let's get these spots filled and do our part to help out! :) Once again, if you have trouble filling in the spot you want, email me at jklatt@salemlutheran.org and I will gladly fill it in for you! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YdrVGSjimxkFnmRcrCQDlJU0rS9sWaIjBk28nqcC3DM/edit?usp=sharing Lastly, there is a funeral on Saturday that we need to set up the gym for after our games tomorrow. It would be greatly a…

Saints Victorious in Eagles’ Nest

Our Salem basketball families made the trek to Shakopee on Tuesday night as our Saints took on the Bloomington #2 Eagles. Our kids were very excited to finally get back on the basketball court in our first game of the new year! Playing in our fifth straight away game, our Saints were impressively up for the challenge right from the opening tip. In the first half, our offensive execution was the best I have seen yet this season. All of our half court offensive plays are designed to create drive and dish opportunities at the basket. Due to our solid execution and improvisation within the plays, we were able to rack up the fouls on the Eagles, enabling our Saints to shoot a ton of free throws (21 TOTAL!). Three different players on the Saints attempted and made free throws in the first half, which allowed us to go into halftime with a nice cushion on the scoreboard (halftime score: 24-11). Death, taxes, and well-coached Bloomington teams. These three things are pretty much a guarantee in l…

Reminders

School Board meeting is this Tuesday, 1/8/19 @ 7:00 pm.

End of 2nd quarter is this Friday, 1/11/19. Watch for report cards coming home next week.

VBS

VBS - June 17-21 - 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.  If you can help us out in any way, please contact Debbie Hansen. We will need teachers and volunteers to help with crafts, food, and decorations.