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September School News

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Staff Changes
We have been blessed with the same teaching staff for this upcoming school year. The teachers are excited to get back to work and to see the students again in their classrooms. A few new faces for aides this year. 
Ross Collins will no longer be an aide in the preschool. We wish him the best as he pursues another path in service to his Lord.  Our new preschool aides are Sara Shah and Kim Boogren. We are also excited to have Mary Bjurstrom back with us for another year of fun and learning. Our last new addition is Katie Dahlke (Salem alumnus). She will be our K-2 aide for the upcoming school year. She is excited to get to know the students and help them achieve their fullest potential.  Our Before and After School Care for K-8 will again be staffed by Chad and Mackenzie Hanson. We also welcome Jake Olson (Salem alumnus) and Nicole Fiebelkorn who will be staffing our Preschool BASC. We appreciate their help in keeping our kids safe and monitored before and after school.
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Reminder!

No School Friday and Monday, August 30th & Sept 2nd due to Labor Day Weekend.


Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study will begin meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning Wednesday, September 11th. We meet in the Fireside Room with fellowship time at 9am and Bible Study beginning around 9:30am. All women are invited! Children are also welcome. There are snacks, toys, and older children for them to play with. This year, we will be studying the book Quick to Listen: Understanding Viewpoints that Challenge your Faith. Join us as we gather together for fellowship and to study God's Word! Questions? Feel free to contact Rachel Boerner at 507-720-2954 (c).

Picture Day

Bring your smile!

Don't forget Monday, September 9 is Picture Day! Order forms were sent home with your child this week. If you have a preschooler who is not normally here on Mondays you may bring them in anytime between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. Bring them during that time if you would like to order pictures or would just like to have them included in the class composite picture. There is also a chance to do this on retake day which is on Thursday, October 24. 
Please return order forms to school that day with payment made out to Inter-State Studioororder online by inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40326JF


Save the Date and Time!

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Dear Salem School families--
The weekend after Labor Day, September 8th, is Christian Education Sunday. Path of Peace (our contemporary service) on Saturday the 7th at 5 pm and our Sunday 8 & 10:30 am services will celebrate the privilege of teaching and learning more about the incredible things Jesus has done for us.
Sunday School Registration Sunday School for 3 year olds through 6th grade starts on September 8th. We begin with opening in church and continue in our school classrooms. This year Sunday School will be divided into 2 groups (PreK-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grade). The teachers are excited to use a new curriculum called "Enduring Faith." We'd love to know how many children will be coming. Please click on the link below to register ahead of time!
https://forms.gle/PTBFU4nTiYs6agM17
Teen Bible Study Teens usually meet in the Teen Room (at the end of the church hallway) at 9:15 am. Teens, keep tuned for more information!
Adult Bible Study Adults will meet downst…

Volleyball Schedule

Fall Volleyball Schedule
Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15. Please be ready to pick up your child at 5:15, or arrange a ride for them if you cannot be there. :)
Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 4pm. If the games are away, the students will leave as early as needed.
Tuesday, September 10th  4pm HOME game against Christ
Thursday, September 12th 4pm AWAYgame against Good Shepherd *Address:  151 County Rd 42 E Burnsville, MN
Tuesday, September 17th 4pm HOME game against Berea

Soccer Update

Salem Families,
We had a hard time finding a soccer coach and enough kids to play this year. Because of this, there will not be a soccer team this season. Hopefully we can have a team next time around! :) Please come and support our volleyball team every Tuesday and Thursday starting September 10th!

Jump for Heart

On Thursday, August 29th all Salem students will be given a presentation about Jump for Heart from the American heart Association.  Materials about the association will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, September 3rd.  Donating to the American Heart Association is optional.  If you choose to donate please hand in your donations by September 13th.  The students will learn and participate in heart healthy activities on September 12th with their class.

School Theme for the 2019-2020 School Year

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A Message from Principal Klatt

I pray you all have been having a wonderful summer with family and friends. Last year our theme was “Built on the Rock”. Our focus was on how our faith is built on Jesus and all he has done to save us from our sins. This year our focus is going to be “Forward in Faith” based on Philippians 1:6  “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” At Salem, we encourage our students to live their faith in everything they do. Since Jesus died on the cross to take away all of our sins, we now get to say thank you by being kind and respecting others. The motivation created by Jesus is breathtaking to behold in our young students. They surprise us each and every day with the ways they show their love for their Savior.
Many of you may have heard the phrase “two steps forward and one step back”. We have that at Salem as well. We have students who don’t always move forward in their faith an…

School Starts Monday, August 26!

The first day of school is almost here! Here are some things to note:

Opening Service
Parents are invited to join us for our opening worship service which will be at 9:30 am. Feel free to drop off your child in their classroom and then head to the church sanctuary before the service begins. The children will sit with their classmates so please leave the first several pews free for our classes to organize and sit with their teachers. It is a great chance to meet other parents and welcome any new parents to our Salem family before the service begins. Please join us if you are able!

School Schedule
Our school day begins at 9:15 am. School doors open at 8:30 am. Buses will begin to run that day but please be patient as the routes are new to all and extra time may be needed until it is all working smoothly. Our school day ends at 3:40 pm for our K-8 students.

Before and After School Care
Before and After School Care will be available. Please drop off or pick up your child at the south doors o…

August/September Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the start of the school year. Please have your lunch account funded for the month ahead. If you would like this scheduled through your TADS account, please stop in the school office to set this up. Checks can also be dropped off the first week of school as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Thank you!

August/September Lunch Menu

Salem Tech Update for 2019-2020

We're excited to soon begin another new school year and we have some great updates to our Salem technology. We were blessed to be able to purchase new Chromebooks for K-4 students. We're excited to be using our Chromebooks in new ways with some updated apps. We have two new document cameras that will be used in our classrooms.

For those who missed our School Welcome Night on Monday, here is a link to our Technology Policies and Procedures document for your reference. A recent addition to the document includes a summary of our Chromebook monitoring and filtering processes.

Please contact Mr. Scharf if you have technology-related questions. Happy School Year!

Bus Transportation for 2019-2020

Dear Salem Families,

You should have received bus information for your child if you had requested busing for the new school year. If you have not received this or have any questions on the bus schedule for your child please contact the Transportation Department at schoolbus@stillwaterschools.org or call 651-351-8377.

Busing is scheduled to begin on August 26 for all non-public schools.


2019-2020 K-8 School Handbook

Here is the handbook for the new school year. Hard copies are available in the school office. Many of you already picked yours up at Welcome Night. Please sign and turn in the last page by August 29 so we know all of our families have received theirs. Thank you!

Salem School Handbook

2019-2020 Preschool Handbook

Dear Preschool Families,

Here is the handbook that was handed out at the Preschool Information Nights. Please email or call Mrs. Grobe if you have any questions (jgrobe@salemlutheran.org 651-439-7831).

Thank you!

Preschool Handbook

Welcome Night/PK Info Night Tonight!

Preschool Families -  Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm Meet in the Church Sanctuary -
Preschool Information Night. Plan to come for a presentation from Mrs. Grobe on all of the policies and procedures for the school year along with an introduction of our staff. There will be time to meet your child's teacher and ask questions. Please also gather at 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm to the school gym and hear what our Principal Klatt has planned for the year! More info on this session is below.

All Families - Monday, August 19, 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm in the School Gym
Welcome Night will have a change from past years. Mr. Klatt will be having a meeting with all parents and students in the gym to begin the event. Many speakers will talk about the upcoming school year and the types of things you can get involved with at Salem. This will also be a time for you to meet other parents in your child’s grade and learn more about your child’s school. There will be two meetings at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm to allow two…

SPTO Meeting Tonight 6:30pm

August 15th - Please come help the Salem Parent Teacher Organization get off to a great start for the 2019-2020 school year!

K-8 Visit Teacher Night 4-7 pm and Preschool Information Night @ 4:00 pm this Wednesday!

Here are Important Dates to Note:

Preschool Families - Wednesday, August 14 at 4:00 pm Or Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm -
Preschool Information Night. Plan to come for a presentation from Mrs. Grobe on all of the policies and procedures for the school year along with an introduction of our staff. There will be time to meet your child's teacher and ask questions.

K-8 Families  - Wednesday, August 14, 4:00-7:00 pm - Visit with the Teachers.  Each teacher will be stationed at a table in the Fellowship Hall/Lunch Room.  Please contact the school office if you would prefer a home visit.

All Families - Monday, August 19, 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm - Welcome Night

Welcome Night will have a change from past years. Mr. Klatt will be having a meeting with all parents and students in the gym to begin the event. Many speakers will talk about the upcoming school year and the types of things you can get involved with at Salem. This will also be a time for you to meet other parents in your child’s grade …

August School News

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School News
Information Packet 
Click here 2019-2020 Information Packet

This is information on the new school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at any time during the summer months or brought with you at the Visit the Teacher Night or Welcome Night dates listed below. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

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

Staff Changes
We have been blessed with the same teaching staff for this upcoming school year. The teachers are excited to get back to work and to see the students again in their classrooms. A few new faces for aides this year.
Ross Collins will no longer be an aide in the preschool. We wish him the best as he pursues another path in service to his Lord. Our new preschool aides are Sara Shah and Kim Boogren. We are also excited to have Mary Bjurstrom back with us for another year of fun and learning.Our last new position is our K-2 aide for the upcoming school year. This position will be filled soon. More updates…