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Last Chance for Discounted Registration Tomorrow!

Registration fees will be discounted through March 1. Please enroll your child through the email that was sent to you through TADS or enroll using the link below.

You do not have to pay the registration online when enrollment is complete.  If you choose the 3rd option to pay by check you may bring this into 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 does not allow you to change this when you enroll online but you are welcome to select a new schedule for the next school year. Just let us know if this needs to be changed.

Enroll for 2019-2020

Here is the academic calendar for the new school year:

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Ash Wednesday - SPTO Fundraiser

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization will be serving the meal on Ash Wednesday, March 6th between the 4 pm and 7 pm services.  This is our only fundraiser this year, which helps support Grandparents Day, a Spring Event, and a Teacher Appreciation meal.

We are asking any parents who would like to help to bring dessert (a pan of brownies, a batch of cookies, or even a store bought sweet) for the evening.  Olive Garden is donating the soup, salad, and bread for the night! Also, be sure to join us that evening for a delicious meal.

Family Science Night - Thursday, March 7

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Don't forget to schedule next Thursday, March 7th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm into your calendar. We will have displays about NICU-premature babies, bones, meteorology, slime science and more. There will be special presentations about cardiac pacemakers, athletic training, and straw rockets. Bring your whole family for this fun night of learning! 


March Lunch Menu

We are so excited to be on our way to spring! Here is the menu for March.

March Lunch Menu

March School News

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School NewsSchool Registrations for 2019 - Register Now!
The Board of Education has set the registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year at $150 for preschool and $250 for grades K-8 with a discounted price for preschool of $75 and for grades K-8 of $150 if registration is paid by March 1. The discounted price is set to encourage families to register early so that we can budget more accurately for the next school year’s needs. Please see the TADS enrollment link you should have been emailed and register now to receive a discounted rate.
Math Bowl and Spelling Bee
Three of our students, (Griffin, Eli, and Reese) will be participating in the Math bowl at St. Croix on March 2nd. They will get a chance to show off their math skills in a quiz bowl format against other schools.

Salem’s 5th-8th graders will also get the opportunity to show off their spelling skills on March 2nd as well. They will be competing against the other area WELS schools. We wish them the best as they use their ski…

March Dates to Remember

SCRIP Orders Due March 11  & March 25Friday, March 1 - K-4 Field Trip to Ordway Theater
Saturday, March 2 - Math Bowl and Spelling Bee @ St. Croix
Sunday, March 3 - Confirmation Examination 10:30 AM Service
                                 Salem Lutheran Friends and Family at Afton 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday Service 4 & 7:00 PM - Jubilate sings @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 7 - K-4 Field Trip to MN Orchestra
                                    Family Academic Science Night -  6 - 7:30 pm
Monday, March 11 - Messy Monday 6-7 PM
Mon. - Friday, March 11-15 - No Bus Service for us this week
Tuesday, March 12 - School Board Meeting 7 PM
Wednesday, March 13 - Lenten Service 4 & 7:00 PM - K-4 sings @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 14 - SPTO Meeting 6:30 PM
March 18-22 - Spring Break No School
Wednesday, March 20 - Lenten Service 4 & 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27 - Lenten Service 4 & 7:00 PM - Gr. 5-8 sings @ 4:00 PM
Friday, March 29 -  Added bus day (Public Schools added a day so no…

Final Round of MLC Meet Math Competition Complete for 2018-2019

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Earlier this week our students in grades 5-8 finished the fourth and final round of the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition.

Students are given six questions to complete within a 25-minute time limit. Calculators are allowed for this competition, but they often don't help due to the complexity of the problems. Congrats to all of our students for participating in this rigorous math event.

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.

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 yea…

Child Care Needed 2019-2020

We have a family who needs daycare until 6pm next year on most weekdays. I am wondering if there is a family who would be interested in making arrangements with this family for childcare until then. This is beyond after school care which is why we are seeking help. The student will be in 1st grade next year. This will allow the family to keep their son enrolled at Salem. Please contact the school office or Mr. Klatt if you can help.

Vacation Bible School 2019

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 leading crafts, teaching classes, leading games, helping with 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. 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 at dhansen@salemlutheran.org. You can register now online at https://www.salemlutheran.org/vbs

Salem Bowling 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.

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.