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Fire Department Open House Oct 12

Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12. Here is an Open House that the community is invited to!

Fire Department Open House Information

First Quarter K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences—Oct 8,10, & 14

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We're scheduling conferences to be held on Tuesday, October 8, Thursday, October 10, and Monday, October 14 for all K-8 students.

Parent-teacher conferences offer an opportunity for parents/caregivers and teachers to speak with each other about issues affecting their children, like student achievement, work habits, and progress. Parents/caregivers can help make this a productive time by bringing questions, concerns, or suggestions to the meeting. We recommend that both parents/caregivers attend the conference if possible.

Our first quarter ends on Friday, October 25. Report cards for all students will be sent home on Wednesday, October 30.

Each of these conferences will be 15 minutes in length. Should more time be needed, please make other arrangements with the teacher. Conferences for students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be conducted in the student's homeroom and should be scheduled below. Please click the button to sign up. Thank you!



Middle School Conference No…

Grades 5-8 Sing This Sunday

Please have your 5-8th grader meet in Mrs. Hasselquist's room at 10:15 am this Sunday.
The students will be singing in the 10:30 am service Sunday, September 29.

Thank you!

October School News

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Fire Prevention Day On October 2nd, our K-2 students will have the opportunity to talk with Fire Fighters about how to be safe if there is a fire. They will talk about what to do when the smoke alarm goes off and how to be safe exiting a building. We look forward to all that the students will learn to keep them safe in case of a fire.

Chess Club Begins The first meeting of the chess club will take place on October 4th. We will have another meeting on the 11th to make up for missing a meeting in September. Mr. Klatt and George Light will be teaching the students how the pieces move and basic strategy for chess. Chess club will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month after October.

Vision Screening Salem will be having the students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade get their eyes tested on October 3 to see if they need vision correction. Parents who would like their child(ren) to take the screening are also welcome to have their children tested. If your child is not in one of these three grades …

October 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 as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Thank you!

October Lunch Menu

Grandparents' Day is this Friday!

We have over 140 grandparents/guests attending our school this Friday! Please remember that school will be dismissed after lunch that day. Students not staying for lunch may leave with their guest or can be picked up at 11:30 pm. For all that are staying for lunch the day will end at or near 12:30 pm.

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please sign up to help on September 27 when we will welcome many guests to our school and need lots of help! Sign up in the school office or online below.

ALSO, Do you have any Mexican themed decorations we could use such as maracas, Mexican blankets, sombreros, etc.? Please contact Kari Hoien or let the school office know. Thank you!

Volunteer Sign-up for GP Day

American Heart Association

Thank you for all of your donations for the American heart association.   It was great to see how happy the students were to hand in their envelopes and get their prize.  Our school goal was to raise $1000.00. The students of Salem Lutheran school met their goal by raising $1495.00!  Wow great work!  This donation will go to help those with heart problems.  Thank you.

Grandparents' Day Registrations Due this Friday!

Don't forget to turn in the green registration form that your child brought home for Grandparents' Day which is planned for September 27. Registrations are due September 20!!

If you need to print more invitations the link is below. Extra invitations are also available in the school office.

Grandparent Invitations
Grandparent Day Registration

Urgent! Volunteers and Items Needed for Grandparent Day

Please sign up to help on September 27 when we will welcome many guests to our school and need lots of help! Sign up in the school office or online below.

ALSO, Do you have any Mexican themed decorations we could use such as maracas, Mexican blankets, sombreros, etc.? Please contact Kari Hoien or let the school office know. Thank you!

Volunteer Sign-up for GP Day

SPTO Meeting Thursday, September 19

The Salem Parent Teacher Organization will have a meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm. Any questions can be directed to Bonnie Richter -  raspberrypie90@aol.com. Please come!

Kids Night at St. Croix

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Salem Band Lessons

Band lessons will begin next week on Sept. 18.

Contact Mrs. Balk if you have any questions.

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Lunch Servers are needed at St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Monday through Friday (most days 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Flexible days (minimum of two days per week). Starting wage is $12/hour. Duties include point of sale (check-out), restocking, and light clean-up. Apply at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs or call (651) 455-1521.

Top Ten Science Questions of the Bible
Come to a special presentation, The Top Ten Science Questions of the Bible, by Dr. Kevin Peil on Sunday, September 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the SCL chapel. Dr. Peil holds PhD in chemical engineering and has worked as a research scientist for Dow Chemical Company for the last 29 years. He has presented numerous times on a wide variety of topics related to science and the Bible at conferences around the United States. The presentation is free and open to the public.

SCL Homecoming is Friday, October 4. There is a parade at 5:30p on Oakdale Ave starting at Thompson Ave. Football game vs. St. Anthony Village at 7:00p. Grade school student…

Picture Day Tomorrow

Don't forget! :)

All students and staff at Salem will be getting their pictures taken tomorrow so make sure you wear your picture day outfit of your choosing and have on your best picture day smile!

If you have a preschooler who is not normally here on Mondays you may bring them in preferably anytime between 8:45 am and 9:15 am. Bring them to order pictures or if you would just like to have them included in the class composite picture for the yearbook. There is also a chance to do this on retake day which is scheduled for Thursday, October 24.

Please return order forms to school tomorrow with checks made out to Inter-State Studio or use the link below to order your picture package. 

Inter-state Online Order

Late Assignments in Middle School

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As you may remember from our Middle School-Meet the Teacher Management Plan:

All homework is expected to be properly completed on the due date and in the room at the beginning of class time.If the assignment is not completed on time, the student must fill out a digital late homework form. This form will be automatically emailed to parents/caregivers. Work not completed on time will be counted and used to determine the student’s Work Habits grade. The Work Habits grade will affect eligibility for extracurricular activities, but will not affect the student's overall GPA. The Work Habits grade will be listed on the student’s report card and final transcripts. Zero late work slips for the entire quarter will be an A+. Every late assignment will drop this grade one level. 1=A, 2=A-, 3=B+  etc.If work is consistently late, the parents will be contacted and the student may be asked to stay after school. Additional parent, teacher, and student meetings may be needed. For the most part, ou…

Sunday School

Reminder that Sunday School Begins this Sunday.  All are welcome, Preschool-6th Grade.  We are beginning a new series this year, "Enduring Faith".  You can drop your child(ren) off in the front of church at 9:15, we plan on officially start at 9:25 with the songs we will sing in the future and our opening for the lesson.  A change this year will be that your child will stay in their classroom and not rotate to the gym.  Pick up time is 10:15 Pre K- 2nd will be in Mrs. Klatt's room and the 3rd- 6th will be in the Conference room.  Hope to see some new faces hearing and learning God's Word.

Amy Gosch
Any Questions email agosch@salemlutheran.org

Picture Day is Monday, September 9!

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 preferably anytime between 8:45 am and 9:15 am. Bring them if you would like to order pictures or if you 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 scheduled for Thursday, October 24.

Please return order forms to school that day with checks made out to Inter-State Studio or use the link below.

Inter-state Online Order

Grandparents' Day News

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Dear Salem Parent,
    Information is being sent home with the youngest in the family for our Grandparents' Day which is being held on September 27th. The two invitations that are included are for you to mail or give to a grandparent or an adult of your choosing who your child would like to accompany them for the day. There are more invitations available in the school office or you can print more from the link below. Talk with your child’s teacher if your child would like a senior from our congregation to accompany them. That could be arranged as well!

   Please fill out the green registration form and return to the school office by September 20! The registration form is also included below if you need an extra. Please return this form even if your child does not have a guest for the day. Complete and send a payment for any lunches that your guest will be having and include their full name on the registration for easier identification. Also, note if your child will be leaving befo…
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Here's an update from Costa Maya Ministries, where our 1st semester mission offerings will go!

September 2019 Your Encouragement Makes a Difference It is good to be encouraged by fellow believers near and far. Angela, a local Mexican woman, provides one example. She has been attending Cruz de Cristo for about a year and a half.  She is a model of an active faith that has struggles but keeps seeking the Lord. This month she shares a bit about herself and expresses her gratitude to Pastor Vallesky and Costa Maya Ministries for the support they have provided in her life.

Angela is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. Like many others, she came to Mahahual about 3 years ago to find work in the restaurant/tourism industry because earning a living can be a difficult task in much of Mexico. Her journey in Mahahual led her to open a food shack on the grounds of our future church building (groundbreaking coming in the near future!).  She named her shop “Saulo,” which means Saul. Angela shares, …