Showing posts from October, 2019

No School - Friday, November 1

We have a teacher inservice day this Friday. NO SCHOOL for Preschool through 8th grade that day! Enjoy the long weekend and remember to turn your clocks back one hour on November 3 for Monday. :)

8th Grade is Selling Butter Braids - Sign Up Now!

The 8th-grade class is planning to travel at the end of the school year for their class trip. They will be organizing several fundraisers to help them. Butter Braids are a huge treat for all who have ordered in the past so we hope to keep the tradition going and benefit the 8th graders too. An order form will be available on the church entry information table, in each preschool classroom, in the school office, or feel free to contact any 8th grader to place your order. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran School. Order today so you can stock up on this yummy treat to serve over the holidays and throughout the new year (they come frozen and must be baked)! Last day to order: Monday, November 4 Delivery Date:   Monday, November 18 Our 8th Graders thank you for your support! Alexis Ethan Lars Noah Elijah Kaitlyn

Please Help Our Athletic Program!

With athletic costs going up every year, we are hoping to lessen the expense by using donations for our concessions this year. Please see the board in the school entrance with items we are asking anyone interested to purchase for us. Take a tag(s) from the board so we know it is being purchased and return the item to the school office by November 6th. Some of the items needed are listed below: Soft Pretzels Nacho Cheese Sauce Tortilla Chips (family size bags) Hotdogs Hotdog buns Aldi take & bake pizza Gatorade (12 packs) Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer Icee (pack of 30) String Cheese Lays chips (single packs - 20 per) Laffy Taffy Ring Pops Skittles/Starburst box of 30 Hershey candy bars box of 30 Mars candy bars box of 30 If you can't make it into school to take a tag, please email or call the school office and we will send the tag home with your child as a reminder.   651-439-7831 Thanks so much for your help!!!

November Lunch Menu

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 or cash can also be dropped off as well and should be made out to Salem Food Service. Email reminders are sent when your lunch balance is less than $5. Call or email the school office at any time if you would like an update on your current balance. Your current balance is also available on the TADS Educate screen for those that access assignments and grades there. Thank you! November Lunch Menu

November School News

Veterans Day Salem is having a program to honor the veterans that the students at Salem know on November 11th at 2:45 pm. The students will sing patriotic songs, read some poems about our veterans, and thank them for their service. All veterans, their families, and families of Salem are welcome to attend. The students will also be filling out sheets with their veteran’s picture, the branch of service and wars they fought in. We will then use those sheets to make a Wall of Fame where we will hang all of them. Confirmation Examination 1 The 8th graders at Salem have the opportunity to share what they are learning about their faith in Confirmation class with the congregation on November 17th. They will be answering questions at the 8 o’clock service in place of the sermon. Please make plans to attend to grow in your faith and to support these young men and women as they continue to grow closer with their Lord and Savior. 8th Grade Class Trip Fundraiser The 8th graders at Salem ar

Public Speaking Team

This past Saturday fourteen of our Salem students from grades 5-8 participated in the Public Speaking Festival at St. Croix Academy in West St. Paul. They presented their selection from a category (storytelling, humorous reading, serious prose, serious poetry or speech) three times before peers and judges. All were successful and the Salem family can be very proud of them. Congratulations Tessa, Ellie, Erica, Alexis, Serenna, Lily, Noah, Caleb, Lars, Birk, Michael, Isaac, Ethan, and Noah!

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Children's Theater Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! Sat, Nov 2, 2:00 and 7:00pm, at SCL. Tickets at the door or online are $3.00 (11 and under) and $5.00 (12 and up). General seating. Festival of Seasons Boutique is Sat, Nov 9 from 9:00am-3:00pm at SCL . Shop for handmade and specialty merchandise while songs of the season are played throughout the day. Are you a vendor? New Friends provides youthful friendship and fun, free activities one Sunday a month for people with special needs. Hosted at SCL in the gym, the next New Friends events is Sun, Nov 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Find out more at Veterans Day Tribute Mon, Nov 11, 9:45a, at SCL . Veterans and their families are treated to refreshments in the commons, a special chapel service, and a musical tribute by the Crusader Band, Choirs, and Croixaliers. Find out more at URGENT - Christmas Homestay Families

No School Oct. 17 & 18 And No Bus Oct. 21 & 22

God's blessings and safe travels to our teachers who will be traveling to Mankato for the WELS Teachers Conference. Please note there is no school because of this on Thursday and Friday. We are back in session on Monday, Oct. 21. There will not be busing available on Monday or Tuesday. Please make sure to have travel arrangements for your children on those days. Blessings on the long weekend!

Kamera Kids Meet October 25

Kamera Kids will have a meeting on Friday, October 25 at 7:45 am. Bring any photos that you took this summer and that you want to share with the group. If you have any questions Contact Mrs. H.

Reminders for the Week!

Tonight is K-8 Parent/Teacher conferences from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Grade K-4 please contact your child's teacher if you do not have a scheduled conference and need to schedule one. Grade 5-8 teachers will be in the school lunchroom during that time frame and no scheduled conference is needed. Just drop in to speak with them. This Wednesday, Oct. 16 -  Our students will be allowed to wear a cap/hat for Caps for Kids Day when they bring a $1 donation to school. The benefits from this event will go towards helping kids who are battling cancer. NO SCHOOL this Thursday and Friday, Oct 17 & 18 . Our teachers will be attending the WELS Teachers Conference in Mankato, MN.       Reminders for Next Week NO BUS Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21 & 22 . Please make arrangements to bring and pick up your children from school on those days. Picture retakes are scheduled for the morning of  Thursday, October 24 . Please bring your child's current package in if you are requestin

Students Represent Salem at Kick, Pass & Spike

Several Salem Lutheran students visited St. Croix Lutheran Academy on Friday, October 4 to watch the Homecoming game and participate in the annual Kick, Pass & Spike competition. Thank you to all who came out to represent our school and cheer on the SCL Crusaders!

No Piano Lessons Oct. 14 -18

Mrs. Ronning will not be teaching piano lessons next week. Piano lessons will resume their normal schedule the week of October 21.

Middle School Students Compete in MLC Meet Math

Our middle school students are competing in the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition this year. Students attempted to answer the first of four contests with six problems each. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting . Our Salem fifth and sixth-grade students are in the B-5 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-6 category. Categories are determined by school size. Other test dates this school year are the weeks of November 11, January 13, and February 24. 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 year. For more information about Meet Math, visit .

Caps for Kids

On October 14th all Salem Lutheran students will participate in Caps for Kids to benefit children who are battling cancer.  Students can bring $1.00 to give to their teacher and then they can wear a hat all day at school.

Carlstrom Family Benefit (Bloomington Lutheran Church)

Please read the story about baby Evangeline and the opportunity we have to help support the Carlstrom family at Bloomington Lutheran Church. Evangeline Carlstrom’s Story. At our 20 week ultrasound, Adam and I discovered that our daughter had a severe birth defect called a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).  She was missing over two-thirds of her diaphragm, and some of her internal organs had moved into her chest cavity, restricting the growth of her lungs and placing stress on her heart. Evangeline was born on March 5, 2019. A team of specialists from Children’s Minnesota, including a neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists, was present at the delivery. They immediately placed her on a breathing tube, inserted IVs and stabilized her on a ventilator before transporting her to the NICU.  After three weeks Evangeline successfully underwent surgery in order to repair the hernia. The next goal for  Evangeline was to reduce the blood pressu

More Volunteers Still Needed!

PLEASE HELP!!! Salem will be hosting the children's games at the Stillwater Harvest Fest this Saturday, October 12 from 10am-6pm. We would like to have 4-5 people at each time slot. They provide all the games and candy, all we have to do is keep the games under the supervision and have a face in the community.  If you are concerned about the weather we will have Salem's tent set up for cover. This is a great opportunity to share our ministry with others. Brochures will be provided. We will have 2-hour time slots so you will have plenty of time to explore the event yourself as well. Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work)to go to the signup sheet: To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. We do not enough signed up to help, so it would be great if you would consider helping out! Thank you for volunteering!

Parent Teacher Conferences Begin Tonight

Don't forget conferences to be held on Tuesday, October 8, Thursday, October 10, and Monday, October 14 for all K-8 students. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. Conferences for 5-8th grade do not need to be scheduled. Those teachers will be available from 4-7 tonight, Thursday and Monday.

Stillwater Harvest Festival - Saturday, October 12 - Please Volunteer

PLEASE HELP!!! Salem will be hosting the children's games at the Stillwater Harvest Fest this Saturday, October 12 from 10am-6pm. We would like to have 4-5 people at each time slot to control the games and have the opportunity to share about Salem's ministry. We will also need 3 more people to sign up to set up at 8:30am. They provide all the games and candy, all we have to do is keep the games under the supervision and have a face in the community.  We will have 2-hour time slots so you will have plenty of time to explore the event yourself as well. Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work)to go to the signup sheet: To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. We do not have anyone signed up to help, so it would be great if you would consider helping out! Thank you for volunteering!


It’s almost time for basketball season to start! Salem is planning on having a Girl’s A and B team and a Boy’s B-team. The league schedule is still changing while schools finalize their numbers and teams, but you can plan on Friday evening games starting November 8th. The girls will be coached by Jeff Ross and Tess Anderson and will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00am. Boys will coached by Travis Koester and Neal Anderson and practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45pm.  Practices will start on October 22nd for the boys and the 24th for the girls. The coaches will have an informational meeting about what to expect during the season on Tuesday, October 15th at 6pm in Mr. Klatt’s classroom.

Ordering SCRIP

Are you interested in earning credit for your child's tuition, lunch or our school's tuition assistance fund? Click below for information on ordering SCRIP online. How to Order SCRIP Happy shopping! Please note: You can continue to order SCRIP using an order form available in the church and school office but ordering online assures quicker turnaround. SCRIP orders submitted with a hard copy form are usually ordered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month with orders available for pick-up by Thursday or Friday of that week.

A Note from Our BoxTop Coordinator

A Message from Meghan Bicek: Please, everyone, dig through your pantry and fridge for all those BoxTops and submit them prior to October 20th!  BoxTops for Education is switching to an easier format and we will have until the end of the month to submit the paper or clip out BoxTops that everyone has saved and dropped off at school. Once you have submitted those, it's time to download the BoxTops for Education app on your smartphone.  You will have to create a login using your email address, find our school (be sure its Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, MN!! ), and that's it!  From here on out we will have to submit the Boxtops through the app within several days of purchasing an eligible item.  As soon as you get in the car or unload those groceries, just quick snap a picture of the receipt through the BoxTop app and you are done!  It seems like a bit of a pain but once you get used to it, it will be a much easier process.

Chess Club Starts Friday

The first meeting of the Chess Club will take place on Friday, October 4th from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Students should enter through the south entrance to the school (by the dumpsters) and meet in Mr. Klatt's room.  Mr. Klatt and George Light will be teaching the students how the pieces move and basic strategy for chess We will have another meeting on October 11th to make up for missing a meeting in September. The Chess Club will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month after October.
Our next Basic Bible Christianity class will begin on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 7 pm. In this class we'll review the basic teachings of the Bible so we can find a solid foundation on God's Word. Everyone is invited to attend. It's a great introduction to God's Word if you've never studied it before. It's also a good way to review God's Word if you haven't been able to read or study it lately. We also ask those who are interested in becoming members of Salem to take this class. If you'd like to attend, please contact me at I'll be able to order the right number of books and be ready for our first class together. Please come, and if you're coming, invite a friend to join you! Pastor Jon Brohn

Costa Maya Ministries October 2019 Update

  October 2019 Good and Pleasant What a privilege to spend time with our brothers and sisters in faith, wherever that happens. This month I was invited to preach at Bloomington-Living Hope Lutheran Church in the Twin Cities area. I also was able to talk about Costa Maya Ministries at the school and at West Lutheran High School. One of the highlights was giving a presentation on our mission at the church picnic during halftime of the Packers-Vikings game. (Fortunately, I grew up in Houston so was able to avoid getting on anyone’s bad side!) From the questions of children, to those who hosted me, and the many who prayed for our mission and spontaneously offered to help in all different ways, I could see without a doubt the blessing of working together as Christians in ministry.  How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity (Psalm 133:1) , especially when we’re united to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  ~Pastor Valleskey ************