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July Birthdays!

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Happy Birthday to our July Birthdays!!

July 3 Bryce O.
July 4 Titan A.
July 7 Mrs. Hansen & Vincent C.
July 11 Ethan H.
July 19 Dahlia L.
July 20 Caleb R.
July 21 Andrew S.
July 23 Morgan W.
July 29 Ethan G.
July 30 Oliver L.
July 31 Van W. & Emerson W.

July School News

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Next Year Update
I know there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the next school year and what it will entail. As we continue to wait for updates from the CDC and our Government, I wanted to share with you the plan for Salem as of now.

Salem is planning on having in-person school starting August 31st. We are currently creating a plan for what this will look like with the faculty and the School Board. We are planning on sending the plan out in the middle of July. We also continue to work on plans to go to Remote Learning again if need be. We want you to know that our primary plan is to have in-person school.

Through all of this uncertainty, it is important to remember that we have a God who does not change. He has seen the entire plan of this pandemic and will use it for our good. This pandemic has created times that are hard for us to trust in His plan with all that our country is enduring. I pray you can find comfort in God'sWord and know that he loves and has a plan for each and …

A Note from Principal Klatt Regarding Next School Year

Dear Salem Families,

I know there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the next school year and what it will entail. As we continue to wait for updates from the CDC and our Government, I wanted to share with you the plan for Salem as of now.

Salem is planning on having in-person school starting August 31st. We are currently creating a plan for what this will look like with the faculty and the School Board. We are planning on sending the plan out in the middle of July. We also continue to work on plans to go to Remote Learning again if need be. We want you to know that our primary plan is to have in-person school.

Through all of this uncertainty, it is important to remember that we have a God who does not change. He has seen the entire plan of this pandemic and will use it for our good. This pandemic has created times that are hard for us to trust in His plan with all that our country is enduring. I pray you can find comfort in God's Word and know that he loves and has a plan for each…

2020-2021 Supply List

Summer begins June 21 but the staff is already getting ready for 2020-2021!

For anyone who likes to prepare early, here is the 2020-2021 Salem School Supply List.
More information on the school year will be coming in July.

Blessings on your summer!!

Vacation Bible School To-Go-Bags

VBS TO-Go-Bags

Thank you to those of you who picked up your VBS bags on Sunday.  There are great activities in there to remind the children they are a Child of God!  If you would still like a bag for your children/neighbors there are extra bags left.  Just stop by Salem Lutheran church between 8:00a.m.-12:00pm.  to pick them up.

Donations and Volunteers needed!

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SALEM VBS TO GO

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Dear Salem Family--

Originally we had scheduled our Vacation Bible School for the week of June 15-19. With the guidelines for staying "Safer at Home," we decided that we would not do our VBS in person this summer. 
We still wanted the children of our community to have an opportunity to experience VBS, so a group of volunteers has put together "Salem VBS To-Go." The theme is I AM A CHILD OF GOD. “See the kind of love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are! The world does not know us, because it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
We are providing 2 days of VBS at home! VBS to-go bags will include a Bible reading, family Bible story sheet, craft, and activity ideas. In addition, grades 3-8 will have a special activity to complete with a reward! Also, check out our website for a daily devotion and song with Pastor Brohn. The activities will work well for age 3 to Grade 8, and it is all FREE!
Some of you already registered fo…

June Birthdays!!

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Happy Birthday to our June Birthdays!!


June 1 Isaac G.
June 4 Isaac M.
June 5 Bennett S.
June 6 Charlotte G.
June 10 Pari R.
June 12 David C.
June 14 Raewynn B. & Mrs. Shah
June 19 Bronwyn F.
June 23 Lorenzo G., Michael T. & William S.
June 25 Pastor Brohn, Charlotte L., Elijah S. & Mylah D.
June 28 Isaac S.

June School News

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Graduates
Congratulations to our 2020 graduates from Salem:

Alexis Gosch- St. Croix Lutheran Academy
Ethan Hansen- Somerset High School
Lars Hoien- New Life Academy
Noah Ross- St. Croix Lutheran Academy
Elijah Shah- St. Croix Lutheran Academy
Kaitlyn Smart- St. Croix Lutheran Academy

Click the link below to learn more about our awesome graduates.
Learn More About Our Graduates

God’s richest blessings on your high school years!

Summer Vacation
God’s blessings to all of our families as we enter the summer months. Thank you for returning all of the items your children took home back to school and God’s blessings on your summer plans. Stay safe!

2020-2021 School Calendar
Here is the academic calendar we have planned for next year. We will keep you posted if any of these dates should need to change. Please keep checking this for any updates. Thank you!

2020-2021 Salem Academic Calendar

NEW Bleachers
The new bleachers were installed in the middle of May. These new bleachers have aisles and match reall…

Last Day of School - Happy Summer!

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It was wonderful seeing our Salem families over the past three days.  We pray you all have a safe and blessed summer!

Final Chapel of 2019-2020 School Year

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link to our final chapel of the year: https://www.loom.com/share/9a2658f600694a4485436c79852ce2dd

In this video, we will be talking about our theme for the year Forward in Faith, 8th grade "degrees", and the President's Award.

God's blessings on your worship as a family!

Thank You!

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Thanks to all who made the new bleachers possible! They look great!!


End of Year Drop Off/Pick Up

Dear Salem Families,

Here is the information that you will need for the last week of school. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. Thank you!

Drop off/ Pick up Procedures

Chapel 5/20/20

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link for chapel this week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yn6vsFDnw-eM4o-_16cYHjwlF5BPYkoY/view?usp=sharing

Here is the link for the song: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NKltPqJtHsqoU_DAkB4Ts99RzcgTiYWB/view?usp=sharing

God's blessings on your worship as a family!

New Bleachers are Here!

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St. Croix Lutheran Academy Summer Camp News

St. Croix Lutheran is still hoping to hold their youth summer camps, but the basketball and academic camps scheduled in June were moved to July. The link below is for information about summer camps.  Most camps are for students entering grades 5-9, but wrestling is gr. 1-9 and football is gr. K-8. In the event a camp must be canceled, families will receive a full refund. The registration deadline for all camps is June 25.


SCLA SUMMER CAMPS

Yearbooks! Order Yours Now!

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school.office@salemlutheran.org

Chapel 5/13/20

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link for Chapel today: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12181MPSsOT7RNqp4_6RouIHZka2iLkUA/view 

God's blessings on your worship as a family.

Summer Skills Book Reminder

Dear Salem Family,

For many years now we have been recommending a resource for you to use in the summer months to keep your child active in their learning. This has been helpful in the past and used by several of our school families (Mrs. Hasselquist especially likes to recommend the math review for her students).

They have sent us a website that families can use to order materials to be ready for when the summer arrives. You can now order these yourself and have them delivered right to your home.

We hope this is helpful to you as we continue to encourage our students to grow and learn throughout the summer months!

https://www.summerskills.com/

Yearbooks!

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WE LOVE OUR SALEM SAINTS!

St. Croix Lutheran Academy News

Job Openings
SCLA is now seeking a full-time Assistant Mission Advancement Director and a part-time Dorm Student Advisor. Visit StCroixLutheran.org/Jobs for a complete listing of job openings and apply online.

SCLA Fine Arts Addition Construction Has Begun!
Construction for the SCLA fine arts addition has begun and is well underway. Thank you to the many supporters who helped launch this project! The school moves Forward in Faith, despite current challenges caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

SCLA Gala Rescheduled to September
Spend an evening in France and enjoy complimentary valet parking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction, and a three course dinner Saturday, September 17 at the Hilton. Tickets are $100. Register at StCroixLutheran.org/Gala

Summer Academic and Sports Camps - Still On!
Registration is still open for SCLA’s summer academic and sports camps for students entering grades K-9. There is a good chance that June camps will be rescheduled, but SCLA hopes …

We Miss You!

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Salem's staff has a message for our students since we can't be together in person. Parents please show this to your children. Each student will get a copy of this picture at the end of the school year. We miss you all very

Chapel 5/6/2020

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link for chapel: https://www.loom.com/share/1d8f73db37c34bea9146764e39174bb6

God's blessings on your worship as a family.

May School News

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Remote Learning Extended
Due to Governor Walz’s recommendations, Salem will be doing remote learning for the remainder of the school year. We wish we could get back into the school building, but to keep our Salem families safe and healthy we will remain apart. The teachers will continue with the plan put in place in March until the end of the school year.

Graduation
Mr. Klatt, Pastor Brohn, and Pastor Schram have been talking about what to do for graduation as we will most likely not be able to have it in person. We will be having an online service in which we plan to have special accommodations for the graduating 8th graders. We still want to make it special for them and let them know we care about them as they move on to their high school education. The service will still be planned for May 31st.

Confirmation 
Confirmation has been postponed until July 26. This will hopefully give enough time for the virus to calm down and for the confirmation class to be confirmed in the church.

Order…

2019-2020 State of the School Report

It seems hard to believe we are in the last month of the school year! Here is a summary of  our year  in the 2019-2020 State of the School Report.

May Birthdays!

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Do you have a birthday in May? Happy Birthday!!!

May 5 Mrs. Swanson
May 6 Isaac H
May 7 Mrs. Kaiser & Lizzy B
May 10 Jiavanna S
May 20 Jasper S
May 23 Colton G & Dallas J
May 26 David S
May 29 Emma H, Cade P & Ellie R

Chapel 4/29/2020

Remote Learning Extended for Rest of Year

Following Governor Walz recommendations, Salem will be continuing remote learning for the rest of this school year.

As the school year gets closer to the end, we will send out information on the end of year procedures.

We pray you are staying safe and relying on our all-powerful God who has our whole world in his loving hands.

God’s blessings on the end of your week.

Our Salem Saints are Great!

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Yearbooks! school.office@salemlutheran.org

St Croix Lutheran Academy Offers Virtual Visits

Are you interested in seeking out a future high school for your child? St. Croix Lutheran Academy is offering virtual tours to help families get to know them. Here is some information that they have passed on to help you schedule a visit.

Virtual Visit

Chapel 4/21/2020

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the the link for chapel today. https://youtu.be/j3Rc1HgARS0

God's blessings on your worship as a family.

Order Your Yearbook Now!

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Salem Lutheran School Yearbooks are being ordered! Please place your order by sending an email to school.office@salemlutheran.org. Yearbooks are $14 each. You can send a check to the school office made out to Salem Lutheran School or a charge can be made to your TADS account in May for your order. Please note your family name, preference for payment, and how many books you would like to order. Send your email to the school office no later than May 1 to order. Go Saints!

Chapel 4/15/2020

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link for chapel today. https://www.loom.com/share/50d71d0b7ee74556a272cd2ce070a1b3

We hear about our emotions and if it is a sin to feel certain ways.

God's blessings as you worship together as a family.

Good Friday Service

Hello Salem Family,

The link is the same as yesterday’s but the Good Friday service is now ready for streaming. http://www.salemlutheran.org/worship

God’s blessings on your Good Friday worship.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Hello Salem Family,

Here is a link to Salem’s worship page with our Maundy Thursday service up. http://salemlutheran.org/worship

Feel free to watch the video and worship with your family.

God’s blessings on your worship!

Easter Breaks Virtual Field Trips

Hello Salem Family,

As we are heading on easter break, April 9- April 13, we wanted to share some links for virtual field trips that you could do with your family.

Many of these links have multiple places you can go to see different museums, zoos, or cool places in the world.

Here is the link to the google doc with all of the links to the virtual field trips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AS8F7qbyxOcnp7aJLr2Lg0IV51V0Dm9-d9V4Pg3vRls/edit?usp=sharing

God's blessings on your Easter as we celebrate our risen Lord and Savior.

Yearbooks for Sale!

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Salem Lutheran School Yearbooks are being ordered! Please place your order by sending an email to school.office@salemlutheran.org. Yearbooks are $14 each. You can send a check to the school office made out to Salem Lutheran School or a charge can be made to your TADS account in May for your order. Please note your family name, preference for payment, and how many books you would like to order. Send your email to the school office no later than May 1 to order. Go Saints!

Chapel 4/8

Hello Salem Family,

Here is the link for today's chapel: https://drive.google.com/a/salemlutheran.org/file/d/1C_cLPgxWihHa0BegH6BRnJ0LpNdg1Q1g/view?usp=sharing

Here is also a link to a song your family can listen to or sing along with after the chapel: https://drive.google.com/a/salemlutheran.org/file/d/1NKltPqJtHsqoU_DAkB4Ts99RzcgTiYWB/view?usp=sharing

God's blessings on your worship as a family!

Culture Survey

Hello Salem Family,

 Here is a link to a survey we are asking our Salem families to fill out. https://forms.gle/jYqc8DRtuKxACwPz9 This survey is about the culture of our school. The Board, staff, and myself will look at the results and use them as we move forward to continue to meet the needs of our families.

 All answers given in the survey will be anonymous. Please fill out the survey as soon as you can.

 Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey and helping us continue to build a positive culture for our school.

 God's blessings on your day.

Summer Skills Books Available for K-8

Dear Salem Family,

For many years now we have been recommending a resource for you to use in the summer months to keep your child active in their learning. This has been helpful to several of our school families (Mrs. Hasselquist especially likes to recommend the math review for her students).

They have sent us a website that families can use to order materials and have them sent directly to your home to use as supplemental help now or to be ready for when the summer arrives.

We hope this is helpful to you as we continue to encourage our students to grow and learn!

https://www.summerskills.com/

Viewing Your Gr 1-8 Student's Report Cards - TADS Educate

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Parents/Caregivers of students in grades 1-8, you most likely recently received an email containing your child's report card. There's no need to wait for an email. You can log in to our school
management system at any time to view report cards, view student grades and progress, get an updated lunch balance, and so much more. Check out the following links:

TADS Educate

Viewing Your Student's Report Cards

TADS Educate Parent Walk-Through 101

TADS Educate for Parents - Handbook

Questions about TADS Educate? Contact Mr. Scharf.

April School News

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Remote Learning at Salem
Salem teachers have created a plan for remote learning for the students enrolled. Remote learning began on March 23rd and will go through at least May 1st. Teachers are sending videos or having classes via Google Meet to teach content. Classes will continue with this format and students will turn in work online as well. We are starting off slow as teachers and students adjust to the new learning style. We want to thank the parents who are helping the teachers facilitate the learning since we cannot be with the children. All school related activities have been cancelled until further notice. 
School Lunch Help Do you need help with lunches for your child or know a family that could use some help with meals during this difficult time? Please contact the school office and let us know! We would like to coordinate meals for those that can use the help. school.office@salemlutheran.org
Referral Program The School Board approved a program that gives an incentive to recr…

April Birthdays!

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Do you have a birthday this month? We haven't forgotten you! Happy Birthday!!!
















April 3 Maverick
April 9 Miss Dahlke
April10 Carter & Jordyn
April 15 Mr. Erickson
April 16 Nina
April 18 Sarah
April 20 Henry
April 23 Mrs. Fiebelkorn & Mrs. H.
April 24 Jonah
April 27 Levi and Evelyn
April 28 Camden
April 30 Hunter

Better Chapel Link

Hello Salem Family,

Here is a better Chapel link than the previous one. https://youtu.be/1dFC5PAMDHw

God's blessings on your worship together as a family.

Chapel Service

Hello Salem Families,

Here is the link for Pastor Brohn's chapel service for this week. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O8Pk0qnAv2zghGvrXqJgBMGzL5HKn5LT

He also has a link to a song you can listen to and sing along too. https://drive.google.com/open?id=19_NovFt-2FnkPzTGuA_oTSd5gv8Xp3sN

God's blessings as you worship together as a family!

Fine Arts Festival Cancelled

The Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix has officially been cancelled.

Thanks to everyone for practicing and their willingness to participate.

Salem Culture Survey

Hello Salem Family,

Here is a link to a survey we are asking our Salem families to fill out. (https://forms.gle/jYqc8DRtuKxACwPz9) This survey is about the culture of our school. The Board, staff, and myself will look at the results and use them as we move forward to continue to meet the needs of our families.

All answers given in the survey will be anonymous. Please fill out the survey by April 8th.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey and helping us continue to build a positive culture for our school.

God's blessings on your day.

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Hello Salem Family,

Report cards for 3rd quarter will be emailed to you by your child’s teacher. If you would like a hard copy, please email our school secretary at school.office@salemlutheran.org.

We will have them to you by Friday if not before.

God’s blessings on your day.

K-8 Tuition Assistance Requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Salem Families,

We will soon begin the allocation of tuition assistance funds for those K-8 families that need assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not already done so, please fill out the form below (or request from the school office if you prefer an emailed copy). Completing this will allow us to begin this allocation process based on the tuition assistance funds that are available.

Tuition Assistance Request Form

Some of you have also requested assistance through the TADS online assistance application. Once we have been notified from TADS that assistance has been requested and we also receive the above form, we will notify you of the assistance you will receive.

Thank you for your quick response as we prepare for the coming school year!



Remote Learning Update

Hello Salem Family,

Today, Governor Walz announced that remote learning will be in place until May 1st. The earliest we would resume on Salem’s campus is May 4th.

We will keep you posted with updates as we learn more. Thank you for your continued support and help during this time. You are making this possible.

Please make sure to reach out as family circumstances change, so we can continue to help and partner with you. Also please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions about remote learning or how to implement what we are asking of you. We are here to support you.

God is good and his plans are better than we could imagine. He is in control and will see us through.

God’s blessings on your day.

Remote Chapel Service

Hello Salem Family,

Tomorrow your child’s teacher will either be sending you a link to the chapel video I made or they will be sending the video itself. Please keep a look out for it and make use of it tomorrow as our students are used to having chapel on Wednesday mornings.

I know some of the teachers left space on Wednesday morning, so this would be the perfect thing to fill that time with.

God’s blessings on your night!

Remote Learning Starts Today

Remote Learning starts today, March 23. Please make sure you are checking your email and other forms of communication for info from your children’s teacher.

God’s blessings on your day!

Salem Remote Learning Plan

Hello Salem Family,

The link below will take you to Salem's Remote Learning Plan. It will be shared on ClassDojo and the School blog at salemlutheran.org. You can access it on your phone, but it may be best to access it on your computer, so you can download and save it. I know especially for 5-8 families you will want to print or recreate the schedule we have created in the plan.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMfl6Y9ufNKPi-2pqpLyE6TXPWcjigY64S2KpQ27Awo/edit?usp=sharing

Classes will start Monday, March 23. Communication plans are listed in the link above, so please read through it, so you know when your teachers will be in contact with you.

Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions. God's blessings on your day.

Tomorrow the Remote Plan is Revealed

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers met this morning to finish the Remote Learning Plan. We will be making the final changes throughout the day and sending it tomorrow morning, so you have time to read through it and prepare for next week. We will be sharing it on ClassDojo and the Salem Blog so please look for it on either of those places.

Thanks for coming and getting materials yesterday! It was awesome to be able to see everyone.

God’s blessings on the rest of your day!

Helpful Tips for being at Home

Hello Salem Families,

Thank you all for coming in to pick up your children's materials for remote learning. As we prepare to have remote learning for the next week, please read the following article containing tips for children who are at home for an extended period of time.

https://wels.net/suggestions-for-parents-of-young-children/

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Salem. God's blessings on your day.

Please Check ClassDojo for Pick Up of Materials!

Dear Parents,

We have planned for student material pick up at Salem tomorrow from 8am-6:30pm but would like this to be a very organized process for our families' safety and health. Please respond to the ClassDojo post from your child's teacher to let us know when you will be arriving, so we can follow social distancing procedures.

Thank you!

Event Cancellations

Dear Salem School Families,

Under the current circumstances, the Salem School Board has made the decision to suspend all extracurricular events, spring sports, field trips, spring plays, and the 8th-grade class trip and it's planning.

As the situation changes and more is known, some of these items may be rescheduled or added back later in the school year.

Thank you for your understanding!

Resources for Families

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers have compiled a list of resources for the various grade levels. Here is the link for the google doc. Please use these during this week and as you choose during this homestay period.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQvOHyoFtwVqvEKS8kVQXmQJID8B8FZYSxZ2A-bzBFw/edit?usp=sharing

God's blessings on your day.

Childcare Help

Hello Salem Family,

We have had a few families request childcare to help with their situations. School Board is following President Trump’s specifications about not having more than 10 people in a room.

If you are willing to provide childcare to help out, please contact the school office at school.office@salemlutheran.org. We are asking you to list how many students you are willing to host and what age range.

Thank you for considering helping other families.

Remote Learning Update

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers met this morning and plans are beginning to form for how we are going to be able to serve you and your families as you remain in your homes.

We want these plans to be well thought through so they can be successfully implemented from the start. In order to do this, we will need this entire week to get things ready for you. We are hoping to have days at the end of this week for families to pick up student work so we can start remote learning next Monday, March 23.

The teachers also realize this is a long time for your kids to be without education. We are going to be putting together a list of resources you can use at home to keep your children learning while plans are being finalized. This resource list will be sent out tomorrow.

Thank you for bearing with us and helping us as we continue to work together to educate your family and keep them safe.

God’s blessings on your day.

Parent/Caregiver Needs

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers and faculty of Salem are reaching out to see if there is a need for childcare or lunches during this time. If there is a need, please respond to your child’s teacher by Tuesday 8 pm, so we can make plans to assist you.

God’s blessings on your day.

School Cancelled due to Coronavirus

I am sure many of you have heard the Governor’s press release this morning about school’s closing until March 27th. Salem will be following these instructions.

The teachers will be meeting early this week starting tomorrow to come up with a plan for continuing education while your children are home.

Look for more information in the coming days from your child’s teacher on how we will continue to serve you and your family during this time.

God’s richest blessings on you all as we continue to trust in His almighty power and work together to get through this illness affecting our school.

Spring Break Extended

Salem will be extending Spring Break for two days. Classes will resume for all on Wednesday, March 18.

Like I stated before, the Board will be meeting Monday night for planning, and teachers will be meeting on Tuesday to go over teaching protocol, e-learning planning, and cleaning procedures. Please stay informed by subscribing to our Salem Newsletter on the Parent Portal of our website salemlutheran.org and by checking ClassDojo.

Continue to stay safe, and God’s blessings on your extended break.

Information Regarding Coronavirus

Hello School Family,

I pray that everyone is enjoying spring break. As you are well aware, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is dominating the headlines as it continues to spread. While the virus is a serious one, and precautions need to be in place, it is also important to consider the facts and ensure they come from reliable sources. News outlets, social media, and other communications are sharing all kinds of information and not all of it is accurate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments are the most reliable and accurate sources of information. We encourage you to look to these sources for your information.

Salem is taking this virus seriously. I want to assure you that our custodial personnel are cleaning the building while we are out on Spring Break. They also clean the building each night and follow specific protocol to keep the school as clean as possible. We will continue to follow the  cleaning recommendations of the CDC and local health…

Update from School District and Local Officials: Coronavirus

Hello Salem Family,


Like many of you, we are closely following the evolving situation on COVID-19. This morning district leaders, along with leaders from our charter and parochial schools, participated in a conference call with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). At this time, MDH has provided guidance to schools to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable populations, however, broad school closures are not being recommended or supported.

Salem’s Board of Education will be meeting on Monday night to create a plan for e-learning days. The teachers will be informed on Tuesday morning so a plan is in place if e-learning days are necessary.

A reminder from the CDC: if you have children with pre-existing health conditions or have come in contact with someone who may have had symptoms, please keep your children at home. We want to take all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.

More inf…

Happy Spring Break!

No School 3/9/20 - 3/13/20

The school office will be closed for spring break.

Have a blessed and safe week!!

Literacy Night Tomorrow 6:00pm

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Literacy Night is tomorrow! Please join us. Valley Bookseller is selling books. Robin B. Rovick will speak about dyslexia. Nancy Loewen, the author, will join us. There will be an escape room, storytelling and much more! Please join us starting at 6pm.

Join Us for Literacy Night! Only 2 Days Away!!

Please come to Salem Thursday night 6-7:30pm and support Salem by purchasing books from Valley Bookseller in our school gym. They are donating 20% of their sales back to Salem. The staff will use the funds towards purchasing books for their classrooms. Just a reminder that books fit nicely in Easter baskets, and also make great gifts for any occasion!
Valley Bookseller is located in downtown Stillwater at 217 Main Street North Stillwater MN 55082.  https://www.valleybookseller.com/

Salem Literacy Night 2020 App

We're excited to roll out our Salem Literacy Night 2020 app. Click the link to check it out, and then be sure to save it to your home screen on your phone so you have access to it on Thursday during the event. https://m6xb2.glideapp.io

Locks Needed

We are looking for functioning combination locks or padlocks for our escape room activity on March 5. If you could share these with us, please have the combinations/keys noted and have your name clearly identified on them so we can use them and return to you. Please drop off in the school office by this Wednesday. 

Thank you!

Literacy Night News Reminder!

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Are you ready for March 5th?
Where: Salem Lutheran School
What: Literacy Night
When: 6-7:30pm
Please join us!

Salem Lutheran will once again offer bowling for boys and girls in grades 5th-8th this spring.  The season takes place from the end of March through the end of May.  Practices are at the Stillwater Bowling alley on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Matches are held on Fridays or Saturdays across the Twin Cities Metro Area. If you are interested in participating please let either Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen know soon.  Also if you are interested in coaching bowling this year contact Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen.  More detailed information will come at a later date about the season.

Literacy News - Beignets?

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Do you know what a beignet is? Would you like to know more? During Literacy Night at Salem, the two books, The Runaway Beignet and Fry ‘Em Up, Fry ‘Em Up Beignet will be read. There will also be projects to go along with the books. Please join us on March 5th at 6pm!

Youth Rally Meeting Tonight

8th Grade Parents!

If your 8th grader is interested in the Youth Rally this summer, there is an informational meeting in the lunchroom at 6:00pm tonight.

Literacy News - Illustrations

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Don’t forget March 5th is Literacy Night at Salem. Mrs. Klatt will have guided illustrations with us. She will teach us how to be illustrators. Please join us!

Final Round of MLC Meet Math is History!

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Our middle school students recently finished the final round of the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition. Students worked on six competition level math problems. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting https://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/results/view. 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.

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 https://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/about.

Literacy Night News - Fairy Tale Mad Libs

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Nancy Loewen is coming to spend the evening with us. She grew up on a farm north of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, surrounded by library books and cats. She has published more than 140 books for children and young adults. The LAST Day of Kindergarten and Four to the Pole (co-authored with polar explorer Ann Bancroft) were Minnesota Book Award finalists. Her speaking/workshop credits include schools in the Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative; Rochester’s Young Author, Young Artist conference; Mankato’s Young Writers, Young Artists conference; featured speaker in the Celebration of Learning in Independence, MO; and many others. She lives in St. Paul and holds an MFA from Hamline University. In addition to writing, she teaches at Hennepin Technical College and tutor students taking the ACT. From 2016-18 she worked as a preschool literacy tutor in a pilot program with Minnesota Reading Corps. Visit her website at nancyloewen.net or find her on Facebook!

Nancy Loewen will be guiding us …

March Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of March. Please note some new lunch items we are trying this month! They are indicated with **. Please let Ms. Wall know how you like them. :)

March Lunch Menu

March School News

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Referral Program
The School Board approved a program that gives an incentive for recruiting new families for our school. If a family who has children enrolled refers a new family to Salem, they will receive a $200 tuition credit at Christmas per family they have referred. A church family who refers a new family will receive a $200 script gift card also at Christmas per family if they so choose. There is no limit to the number of families you can refer. If you have any more questions about the program, speak to a School Board member or Mr. Klatt.

Registration for Next School Year
Returning school families’ enrollment was open for the 2020-2021 school year on January 6th. Registration fees for next year are as follows: Preschool’s registration fee is $100 before March 1st and $175 after. K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. Our preschool classes are almost full.  Please enroll now if you still want a spot!

Math Bowl and Spelling Bee
We will be participating in the…