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K-8 Parent Input Needed Regarding Missed School Days

We've had quite a number of days off due to inclement weather this year. The Salem School Board discussed a couple of options regarding those missed days. The board is considering either adding a school day to our calendar or changing the spring play/performance format to make a smaller impact on curriculum and instructional time. The board is leaning toward changing the spring performance format rather than adding a school day. Before a final decision is made, the board would like to get input from our K-8 parents. We appreciate your time in responding to the following:

https://goo.gl/forms/HGkO75v6QYcMW2aE2

Salem Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - Feb 21st at 6:30

It's not too late!  Join us for the February Salem Parent Teacher Organization meeting at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall on Thursday, Feb 21st.  Main topics will be an update on the upcoming spring events for parents, guardians, teachers, and supporters of Salem!  Questions?  Contact the executive board:


PresidentBonnie RichterVice PresidentSarah WegwerthSecretaryMackenzie HansonTreasurerRachel CollinsPrincipalRyan Klatt

Registrations Due February 22nd for Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival

Don't Forget to Register!

Our 5 - 8th-grade students (also 4th-grade Band and 4th-grade 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. Art projects may also be entered into this event. Please register your child by February 22! Additional forms are available in the school office or can be found below.

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival Registration

St Croix Lutheran Academy Events

Gathering Grounds Variety Show at SCL Sun, Feb 24, 2:30p. Tickets at the door or call (651) 455-1521. $10/adults, $8/age 10-17, Free/age 0-9

Band Concert SCL bands, ensembles, and the grade school cadet band will perform Sun, Mar 3, 2:30p, in the gym.

Save the Date! St. Croix Lutheran Academy 25th Annual Gala Winter Wonderland is Sat, Mar 30 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. Registration opens soon at StCroixLutheran.org/gala.

Spring Play SCL high school drama students will present Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, Fri-Sat, Apr 26-27. $10/adult, $5/kids, students, seniors at the door.

Summer Camps! Register now for SCL’s summer academic and sports camps for students in Gr. 5-9 (boys basketball for gr. 4-9 and wrestling for gr. 1-9). StCroixLutheran.org/Camps


URGENT NOTICE: NO SCHOOL, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

School is closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to impending winter weather.

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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SAVE THE DATE! Friday, March 29th 6:30 - 9:00 pm

How about a night out??? This event is intended as a night out for adults only (get your childcare arrangements made now) with proceeds to benefit the Salem Tuition Endowment Fund.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the event.

The event will include:

Cookie Baking Contest
Board Games
Card Tournament
Wine Pull
Chair Massage
Raffles
Bingo

See more info here:

Adult Night Out Flyer

No School Friday, February 15 & Monday, February 18

Don't forget there is No School Tomorrow and Monday! Have a safe and healthy long weekend.

God's blessings to our A-Team basketball players who will play at the MLC Tournament in New Ulm, MN tomorrow and this weekend!


GO SAINTS!!!

Path of Peace this Saturday!

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This Saturday at 5 PM is the next Path of Peace here at Salem. We'd love to have you join us. There's no pressure--just some great songs and a relevant message to help you walk through the week ahead. If you'd like to look at the songs ahead of time, here's the set list:



You can find videos for each song on our website. Here's the link! 
https://www.salemlutheran.org/peace?fbclid=IwAR3l6sC3q-lbgYerhzYN_PfnparxXt7_myO3W_NgXKgCNQS_wMlppWBkEAg
Also, on the third Saturday each month we will have childcare available in the Fireside Room. We would love to see you here and share Jesus' Path of Peace with you!

St Croix Lutheran Academy Alumni Update

Here are some messages from two of our students who now attend St Croix Lutheran Academy.

Message from Adam Kannas

Message from Callie Otto

Youth News at Salem

Youth are still meeting at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings for Bible study.

Upcoming Events…

Sunday, February 17. Bowling at Stillwater Bowl - sign up in the Narthex -space is limited!

Saturday, March 2, Snow Tubing at Badlands in Hudson

Wednesday, March 13, the Youth will Service Pizza for the Lenten Meal - They would like to raise money for a “smart” TV for the Youth Room so they can watch Bible Study materials!

Saturday, March 30, Feed My Starving Children meal packing event in Eagan

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have

Nate Goplen 715-245-0303     Shelley Richard 651-491-5508   Jodi Otto 651-208-5217

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Are you a Thrivent Financial member? Make your choice dollars work towards helping our school!

Thrivent Choice Dollar Information

School Board Meeting

The next scheduled meeting is this Tuesday, February 12, at 7:00 pm.  Anyone that would like to address the board may request time at the beginning of the meeting by contacting Principal Klatt  (rklatt@salemlutheran.org), or Board Chairman, Karl Paulsen (kvkthethinker@gmail.com)

Messy Monday Tonight!

Our second 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:

March 11
April 8
May 13

VBS June17th-21st

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, decorations, 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. If you are able to help with "Fun Camp" it would be greatly appreciated. Finally, there will once again be an evening family night on Thursday.  If you can also help with this time frame please contact Debbie Hansen. Look for registration forms for VBS coming in March.

URGENT NOTICE: NO SCHOOL, Friday, February 8, 2019

School is closed today, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 due to the 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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Spirit Week February 11-14 GO SAINTS!

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Our A-Team Basketball Players will be headed to New Ulm, MN Feb. 15 - 17 to compete in the annual Martin Luther College tournament. We will celebrate the week with some fun to get them energized for the weekend. Here are the fun plans for the week.  Encourage your child to participate! Also, please note there is no school on February 15th and February 18th.

February Lunch Menu Updated

The February lunch menu has been corrected. This is the correct 2019 menu. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

February Lunch Menu

Today's Basketball Practice Cancelled

No Practice Tonight - Please make arrangements to pick up your child.

Thank you!

A-Team League Tournament This Weekend

For those that want to come and support our A-team, here is the link to the bracket. It can also be found in the school office. Go Saints!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1evA0qpoGf1VncU6EDUpgFjdp5q2_PpN_mB3W2ibZ9Xg/edit?usp=sharing


TWO HOUR DELAY on Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Due to icy road conditions, school will be delayed by two hours today, Monday, Feb. 4. We will begin at 11:15 AM. There will be no morning care.

Some 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

Stay safe, and have a blessed day!

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WInter Warm-up Challenge

Salem Lutheran will begin the winter warm-up challenge on Monday February 4th.  It will last three weeks.  Remember to encourage your children to be active at home for 20-30 minutes a day.  This could be playing a sport, walking a dog, sledding, snow shoveling, cleaning their room, doing jumping jacks, or just having fun playing.