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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.

Preorder 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.

This information was posted at 5:30 AM on 4/11/2019. If you have subscribed, you will receive an automated email containing this information after the fact, around 4 PM on 4/11/2019. Please be aware that this is not an error, but this is how our system is intentionally configured. For live information, you can always visit our blog at https://salemsaintsmn.blogspot.com/.

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…