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Last Day K-8 Tomorrow, May 31

All are invited to 9:30 AM Chapel tomorrow as we wrap up the school year and give students their end of year items. Please come and enjoy the students last chapel service. Dismissal for the students will be at noon! All families are invited to Washington Park in Stillwater for a picnic after school is dismissed. Bring your own lunches.

Sunday, June 2, 9:30 AM Service - Graduation Day for our 8th Grade Class. K-8 Students will sing at this service.

Digital Parenting Resources

Thank you to Sherriff Dan Starry and Kari Hoien for their awesome presentation at our school last night!!!

Here are the resources Kari Hoien suggested at last night's presentation. Even if you did not come, please look through these resources that will help to keep your kids safe as we all navigate through the world of parenting in the digital age.

Family Media Agreement

Digital Parenting Resources

5 Tips for Parents

Family Tip Sheets

Customizable Device Contract

Brief SPTO meeting - 5/31

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization will have a brief meeting after chapel and awards on Friday, May 31 to discuss one piece of unfinished business.  Please plan to stay if you will be around the school on Friday!

TONIGHT @ 6:30 PM!

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VBS June 17-21

VBS - June 17-21 - 9:15 a.m.-11:30 p.m. We will be blasting off for Space Station Salvation this June. There is a donation board for crafts and snacks that will be provided during Vacation Bible school..  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 beginning with supper at 6:00pm.  If you can volunteer in anyway please contact Debbie Hansen at dhansen@salemlutheran.org.
You can register now online at https://www.salemlutheran.org/vbs

REMINDERS!

Wednesday, May 29 - Olympic Day and Cook Out (dismissal at regular time 3:40 pm)
                                    Make sure your child knows what team color they should wear!
                                    Volunteers, Please check in at 9:15am to the school office.

BRING YOUR YEARBOOK. Yearbook signing in the afternoon.

Parenting in the Digital Age @ 6:30 PM (presentation in church sanctuary)

Thursday, May 30 - Last Day of School for Preschoolers (dismissal regular time)

Friday, May 31      - Last Day of School K-8 Noon Dismissal  SPTO invites everyone to meet at
                                Washington Park in Stillwater to end the year. Bring your own picnic lunch.

There will be Before School Care Tues - Fri and After School Care is available Tues - Thurs
NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE OR PM BUS ON FRIDAY.Please pick up your child at noon!



Last Week of School Notes

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Here are some things to note as we head into the last days of school:

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 28 - 5-8 Field Trip
Wednesday, May 29 - Olympic Day and Cook Out (dismissal at regular time 3:40 pm)
                                    Make sure your child knows what team color they should wear that day!
                                    Yearbook signing in the afternoon. BRING YOUR YEARBOOK.
Parenting in the Digital Age @ 6:30 PM (presentation in church sanctuary)
Thursday, May 30 - Last Day of School for Preschoolers (dismissal regular time)
Friday, May 31      - Last Day of School K-8 Noon Dismissal  SPTO invites everyone to meet at
                                Washington Park in Stillwater to end the year. Bring your own picnic lunch.

There will be Before School Care Tues - Fri and After School Care is available Tues - Thurs
NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE OR PM BUS ON FRIDAY.Please pick up your child at noon!

Have a Blessed Memorial Day Weekend!


Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Digital Age - Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30PM

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Saint Croix Lutheran Alumni Update - Callie Jo

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Hello everyone! Hope all is going well at Salem. I wanted to give you guys an update about what I’ve been up to at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. A big thing that’s going on right now is track and field. This sport offers something for everyone, from sprints to long distance running to jumping to throwing to pole vault. Personally, I do distance running. The main races that I’m in are the 800-meter run (0.5 miles), the 1600 meter run (1 mile), and the 3200-meter run (2 mile). Track is a super fun way to get to know other people and build a strong team bond. No matter what events you do, everyone supports you no matter how you perform. It’s really amazing to see God shine through my teammates as they compete in events where they can use their God-given gifts to the best of their ability. God’s blessings!

-Callie Jo Otto

Summer Piano Lessons

Please contact Mrs. Ronning if you would like summer piano lessons.

ronningdesign@yahoo.com

Parenting in the Digital Age on May 29th at 6:30 pm - You won't want to miss this!!!

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SPTO is hosting this important night of information for families:

Please Let Us Know If You Can Help!

The morning of Wednesday, May 29, will be a morning of fun for our whole school as the kids will work in teams (PK - 8 on each team) in some outdoor challenges. We will have a cookout for lunch. We will also be serving ice cream from 2-3pm. We will need lots of parent volunteers to help with games, help with lunch, and help with ice cream later in the day. Please contact the school office to let us know how you can help. Rain date is May 30th.

GO SAINTS!

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

Mark your Calendars! Washington Park Last Day of School Picnic

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Preschool's last day is Thursday, May 30. ALL families(PK-8), please join us at the park on Friday as K-8 ends their school year!!

K-8 Spring Skit Night May 22 @ 7PM

Don't forget this Wednesday night our K-8 will shine with skits made to entertain and make you smile! The presentations will take place in the school gym at 7:00 pm.

See you there!!

Hymn Sing

The Salem Social Club’s hymn sing will now take place on Sunday, June 9, in place of the 9:30 am Service.  We will learn a little history of some of our favorite hymns and join in singing them. The Fellowship Committee is serving a luncheon in the gym following the program. Please join us and bring a friend, neighbor, or family member. Call George & Ruth Smolinski (651-457-3552) with questions, or email at gsmolin@earthlink.net

We need volunteers to help with clean-up after this luncheon!!! Please call or email George or Ruth if you can help.

Saints Win Bowling Tournament!

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On Saturday, the Salem Saints B team received two first-place trophies!  One for being the top team during the regular season and another for winning the end of season tournament.  The high school coaches, Kris & Blake, were very excited to see this young group of players improve and bowl great matches.

While the Saints A team didn't make it into the tournament bracket, they did get their season-high game score of 138.  All those players had a great time together and the coaches look forward to all (except 8th grader, Reese) returning!

Many of the Saints were also recognized for a high percentage of strikes and spares (fill percentage).  A great accomplishment for those players.  Also, congratulations to Kris for signing his letter of intent to bowl for Wartburg College.  We wish him the best of luck as he continues his education!

Thank you to all the players, parents, fans, and coaches for a great season!




Final bowling tournament!

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The Salem Saints bowling teams will be participating in the league tournament on Saturday, May 18th at Southtown Lanes (7941 Southtown Ctr, Bloomington).  The day begins at 11 am and will include awards, pool play, and bracket play.  Kris Swanson, a former Salem Saint, and our B team coach, will also have a signing ceremony at 11:15 am.  He will be attending Wartburg College and compete on their college men's bowling team!  Good luck to the Saints and thank you to all the players and coaches for a fun season.

Last Chance to Order 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 tomorrow morning(5/17/19) 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.

St Croix Academy News

Croixalier Showcase Concert Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m., SCL Chapel. Enjoy favorites pieces from the year and a couple of special pieces you can only hear at this concert!

Spring Concert The final concert of the year is Friday, May 31, 7:00 p.m., SCL gym. Staff members Ellen Pieper (anniversary), Tom Hansen (retirement), Carl Lemke (retirement), Wendy Gatzke (farewell), Josh Gorske (farewell), and Lauren Farquhar (farewell) will be recognized. A cake and punch reception following the concert.

SCL Golf Classic
Monday, June 10 at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin. Enjoy a day of golf and lots of laughs. Includes 18 holes, games, prizes, dinner, and more! Register at StCroixLutheran.org/GolfClassic. All proceeds benefit SCL students.

SCL Summer Camps!
Academic and sports camps start June 10 at $75/wk for gr. 5-9 (some camps as early as 1st grade). Register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, 2019

VBS - June 17-21 -9:15a.m.-11:30pm- 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. There will  be a donation board for crafts and snacks that will be provided during Vacation Bible school. If you can volunteer in any way, please contact Debbie Hansen. We still need volunteers to help with decorations, leading crafts, volunteering in classrooms, 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 beginning with supper at 6:00pm.    If you can help please contact Debbie Hansen at dhansen@salemlutheran.org.
You can register now online at https://www.salemlutheran.org/vbs

Last Call for Twins Tickets!

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 the 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!!

Olympic Day and Cook Out Volunteers Needed

The morning of Wednesday, May 29, will be a morning of fun for our whole school as the kids will work in teams (PK - 8 on each team) in some outdoor challenges. We will have a cookout for lunch. We will need lots of parent volunteers that morning and also some help with lunch. Please contact the school office to let us know you can help.

GO SAINTS!

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

Piano Heroes Recital

Our piano students will perform a recital this Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 pm. They will perform for school at 2:45 pm that same day.

Box Top For Education Coordinator Needed

We are in need of a volunteer for the Box Top for Education Program. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping out!

Thank you from the Salem Staff

For all the kind words, sweet and creative gifts and wonderful lunch hosted by the SPTO, the Salem Staff wishes to say THANK YOU! Last week was a wonderful celebration of a great year of learning and special memories. The staff feels blessed to serve the wonderful families we have at Salem. We appreciate you too! May God continue to bless us all these last days of the school year.

Salem Summer Basketball Camp Quickly Approaching!

As we get towards the final weeks of the school year, Salem's 4th Annual Basketball Camp is right around the corner! If you still plan to sign your kid(s) up and haven't done so yet, please make sure to turn your registration forms into the school office ASAP. We are ordering t-shirts this week and would like to get a rough estimate of how many we need. Although it is past the sign-up deadline, late sign-ups will still be accepted. We want to ensure that every camper gets one of these awesome shirts! Further information and registration forms are currently available in the school office.

The Last Messy Monday is Tonight!

Our last 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.


Salem Yard Signs Available

Would you like to let your neighbors know about us? We have several yard signs in the school office if you are willing to post your Salem pride for a day, month or through the summer on your property. Just stop in the school office to pick one up!

Thank you!!

Final Regular Season bowling matches

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The Salem Saints had a great time last weekend on the "May the 4th"/Star Wars day bowling event in Stillwater.  See the attached photos for some of the fun activity!

The Saints will have their final regular season bowling matches on Saturday, May 11 at noon at the New Hope Bowling alley (7107 42nd Ave N, New Hope, MN).  This is their penultimate (next to last) event, so wish them luck as they prepare for the season tournament on May 18th!



New: SPTO meeting date, 5/15

The last Salem Parent Teacher Organization meeting for the school year is Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm!  We changed the date due to the Piano Heros recital on our normal meeting night.  We plan to use our May meeting to discuss an upcoming Internet Safety talk and prepare committees for the 2019-2020 school year.  Join us now and get involved with your school!

Bus Registration - NEW FORM

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.

The last form that was sent home did not have a place to enter the family name. If you turned this in without writing your child's name, please contact the school office so we make sure we have your registration. The form included here is the better form to fill out, otherwise, please just add your family name to the one that was sent home. Thank you!

Summer Swimming Lessons July 8 - 12

Summer swimming lessons are being offered by Mrs. Linda Noack (past 1st grade and preschool teacher). The lessons will be at the Hill Family home in Stillwater, July 8-12. More information and the registration form are available here and in the school office. Registration deadline is May 22.

Swimming Registration

Reminder! Staff Appreciation is this Week

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) would like to invite you to celebrate our wonderful, dedicated staff at Salem by participating in some fun activities we have planned for this week!

First of all, we are planning to offer some breakfast treats during one of the teachers’ early morning staff meetings this week. Second, we are catering in a special lunch from Acapulco for all staff at Salem on Wednesday, May 8th.  We are asking families to please donate $5 per family to help with the expense of these two meals.  This special staff lunch is the one lunch all school year that teachers are able to eat with other staff members and be away from the noisy lunchroom.  It is a simple thing we can treat them to and it is always greatly appreciated by the staff members!

Finally, we encourage you to surprise your child’s teacher or any other Salem staff with little treats or gifts throughout the week.  Our theme for this school year is “Built on the Rock”, so we will be spelling out “BU…

An Update on Vietnam Outreach

Here is an update on how your chapel offerings continue to help:

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” – Exciting news update!
WELS President Mark Schroeder, World Missions Administrator Rev. Larry Schlomer, and Director of Missions Operations Mr. Sean Young have returned from their trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, with exciting news to report: After surveying the land chosen for the theological education center, a memorandum of understanding was signed by WELS and Vietnamese Fellowship Church representatives confirming we can move forward with all land purchase, construction, and training plans! This is a huge step forward as we continue to train the leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church in the truths of the gospel. For more information on this mission opportunity and how you can support it with your prayers and gifts, visit wels.net/vietnamhmongoutreach.

Crusader Rock! Contest

St. Croix Lutheran’s High School Admissions Office began a Crusader Rock! contest to encourage students in grades 5th-8th to visit St. Croix Lutheran and take a selfie by the giant rock that they have in the front entrance. Students should then submit this photo along with their name/school/grade to rock@stcroixlutheran.org. The deadline to enter this contest is Friday, May 31 and the winner will receive a $300 Best Buy gift card!



Twins Outing June 14

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 the 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!!

Library Book Return by May 17

All books and other library materials that have been checked out must be returned to the Salem School Library by May 17th. May 10th is the last day materials may be checked out. Thank you!

Doris Baglo
Salem Librarian

Home Bowling matches - Saturday!

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The Salem Saints bowling team will be at home on Saturday!  Join us at the Stillwater Bowling alley at 11 am to watch your friends show off their skills.  It's free and only takes about 2 hours.  Hope to see you there!!

Last Chance for Yearbook Discount

Last day to preorder a yearbook for $13 is tomorrow! After that, they will be sold in the school office for $15 each.

Yearbook signing will be scheduled for the last week of school. We will keep you posted on the date and time. Make sure you have your yearbook ready!!

Staff Appreciation Week May 8 - 10

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) would like to invite you to celebrate our wonderful, dedicated staff at Salem by participating in some fun activities we have planned for this week!

First of all, we are planning to offer some breakfast treats during one of the teachers’ early morning staff meetings this week. Second, we are catering in a special lunch from Acapulco for all staff at Salem on Wednesday, May 8th.  We are asking families to please donate $5 per family to help with the expense of these two meals.  This special staff lunch is the one lunch all school year that teachers are able to eat with other staff members and be away from the noisy lunchroom.  It is a simple thing we can treat them to and it is always greatly appreciated by the staff members!

Finally, we encourage you to surprise your child’s teacher or any other Salem staff with little treats or gifts throughout the week.  Our theme for this school year is “Built on the Rock”, so we will be spelling out “BU…

Nature Center Summer Opportunity

Here is a summer opportunity we were asked to let our families know about. Please refer to their
website if you have any questions.


Summer Camps at Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo. Get out and EXPLORE!

- Summer camps for kids ages 4-12

- Developed and run by certified teachers

- Monday-Thursday, mornings and afternoons

- June 17-August 8

From critters and plants to outdoor survival We have all sorts of muddy, outdoor adventures!

sminc-lake-elmo.org

Reminder - 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 below. If you have any questions/comments, please …

What's Going on at St. Croix Lutheran Academy?

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 info. Stop by the front office and pick up an application or email GWill@StCroixLutheran.org.

SCL Golf Classic Monday, June 10 at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin. Enjoy a day of golf and lots of laughs. Includes 18 holes, games, prizes, dinner, and more! Register at StCroixLutheran.org/GolfClassic. All proceeds benefit SCL students.