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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…

5th-8th grade Bowling 2020

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.

Twin Cities Fine Arts Form Due Tomorrow!

Dear Salem Parents,

Our 5 - 8th-grade students (also 4th-grade Jubilate students) are invited to participate in the 2019-2020 Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival on April 18. This event takes place at St. Croix Lutheran Academy in West St. Paul and is a full day of music and art with a concert at 4:00 pm to end the day. Please talk with your student about how they would like to participate. Ms. Gosch, Mrs. Ronning, and Mrs. Balk will help with any music selections. Please talk about this at home now and register your child by February 26th! The forms are attached below.

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival Registration
Art Entry Form

Lenten Meal Help Needed Tomorrow

SPTO is sponsoring Wednesday night Lenten meal. If you can help with soup donations or serving that night, please contact Bonnie Richter (spto.president@salemlutheran.org).

Thank you!

Literacy Night News - Escape!

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Save the Date: March 5th
Where: Salem Lutheran School
What: Literacy Night
When: 6-7:30pm
Activity: Escape Room – You must read the clues in order to escape. Hope to see you there!

Last Week to Register with Discount!

Returning school families' enrollment is currently going strong. If you haven't registered yet, look for the re-enrollment email you received from TADS to make your re-enrollment process easier. The preschool’s registration fee is $100 before March 1st and $175 after. K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. Don't forget to register this week to get the registration discount!

Adult Night Out Donations Needed

SPTO is asking anyone interested in donating gift cards or money to SPTO for the March 20th fundraising event (raising funds for the bleachers) to please bring them to the school office. Gift cards will be used in the raffles, as prizes or to buy supplies. Thank you so much for any gifts you can give to make this a fun event.

Literacy Night - Salem Kids Share Literacy

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March 5th is Literacy Night at Salem. One of the many events planned for the evening is Storytelling by grades 5-8. Come find out what the 5th - 8th grade has prepared for this special night!

Messy Monday February 24

Our next Messy Monday will be held on February 24 from 5 to 6 pm at Salem. Please enter through the school entrance. 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. Future dates planned are March 23 and April 20.

Please Help SPTO February 26

SPTO is serving the Lenten meal at 5:00 pm on Feb 26th. Olive Garden is donating pasta. We are asking families to bring in soups and desserts. Also, anyone able to assist with serving and clean up would be greatly appreciated.

Plan for an Adult Night Out!

We are excited about our 2nd Annual Adult Night Out Event sponsored by SPTO Join us this year for our fiesta themed fundraiser on March 20th from 6-9pm in the Salem gym. There will be food (taco bar), bingo, bean bag toss, raffles, wine pull, a cookie baking contest and more. Tickets are $10. All proceeds will go for the Salem bleacher fund.

Literacy Night News - The Science of Reading

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On March 5th, we will have Robin B. Rovick as a guest speaker at Salem. She will talk about “The Science of Reading - How to Help Your Child Read.”

Robin is a knowledgeable and creative educator with over thirty years of experience in nurturing and building the skills of learners of all ages, dealing with language-based disabilities. She served on the board of the IDA-UMB (International Dyslexia Association) organization, where she has answered hundreds of calls and referral requests from teachers and parents looking for solid information about dyslexia and struggling readers. She provides remediation and advocacy work through her private practice at MultiSensory Reading Solutions, LLC. Robin is one of four Certified Academic Language Therapists in Minnesota, is a Wilson Reading Practitioner and a Reading Ally Specialist, as well as being IDA nationally certified. Robin works with students and teachers at metro-area public, private, and parochial schools, including Groves Academy, pr…

Literacy Night News - Mice, Dogs and Cats?

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Literacy Night is March 5th. Each preschool room will be displaying a Laura Numeroff book. Please join us on our adventures withIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Donut, andIf You Give a Cat a Cupcake. Bring the whole family on March 5th to celebrate the fun and joy of reading!

Literacy Night News - Valley Bookseller!

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March 5th is Literacy Night at Salem. Valley Bookseller will be here from 6-7:30 pm. 20% of the sales they make will come back to Salem. We will use this money to purchase books for some of the classrooms. Keep watching for more news on this special event and plan to bring the whole family!

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

HS Musical Into the Woods - SKIP THE LINE!
Reserved seating tickets are on sale now until noon on Thu, Feb 27 for the Fri-Sun, Feb 28-Mar 1 productions of Into the Woods (book by James Lapine; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). $10/Adult, $5/Students and Seniors Get tickets at StCroixLutheran.tix.com

SCLA Band Concert & Gathering Grounds
Enjoy one or both musical events on Sun, Mar 8. The SCLA Band Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. in the gym and features the Crusader, Oakdale Avenue Jazz, and Crusader Cadet bands (including the grade schools).

Stay for the annual Gathering Grounds music department fundraiser starting at 3:00 p.m. in the commons, featuring student entertainment, hot drinks, and fanciful treats. No tickets are needed! Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Music Department. Bring cash to purchase treats.

Register for the Gala!
Spend an evening in France and enjoy complimentary valet parking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction, and a three course d…

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival

Dear Salem Parents,

Our 5 - 8th-grade students (also 4th-grade Jubilate students) are invited to participate in the 2019-2020 Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival on April 18. This event takes place at St. Croix Lutheran Academy in West St. Paul and is a full day of music and art with a concert at 4:00 pm to end the day. Please talk with your student about how they would like to participate. Ms. Gosch, Mrs. Ronning, and Mrs. Balk will help with any music selections. Please talk about this at home now and register your child by February 26th! Forms are also being sent home with students this week and are attached below.

Twin Cities Fine Arts Festival Registration
Art Entry Form

Save the Date!

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March 5th is Literacy Night at Salem.  From 6:00 - 7:30 pm that evening there will be activities for preschool, grade school children, and all adults. Please join us for this special evening. Mark your calendars now and look for more information coming soon!!

SPTO Meeting Moved to Wednesday, February 19

SPTO meeting for February 20th has been changed to Wednesday, February 19th in the lunchroom after school at 3:45 pm. There will also be an Adult Night Out Committee meeting after for whoever can make it.  Questions, concerns, comments can be emailed to Bonnie Richter (spto.president@salemlutheran.org).

No School Friday and Monday!

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Just a reminder there is no school on Friday, February 14 and Monday, February 17. Enjoy the long weekend!

Kamera Kids Meet

Kamera Kids meet this Thursday @ 7:45 am in Mrs. Hasselquist's room.

Don't Forget Registration Discount

Returning school families' enrollment is currently going strong. Look for a re-enrollment email from TADS to make your re-enrollment process easier. The preschool’s registration fee is now $100 before March 1st and $175 after. K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. Don't forget to register in the few weeks left to get the registration discount!

Reminder! Spirit Week Next Week - Go Saints!

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Spirit Week February 10 - 13 Go Saints!

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This weekend our A-Team Girls will be playing in their League tournament at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. Please stop in the school office for a schedule or request one by email to watch and cheer them on!

Feb. 14 - 16 our A-Team Girls will be headed to New Ulm, MN to compete in the annual Martin Luther College tournament. We will celebrate the week with some fun to get them energized for their games. The whole school is encouraged to participate!

Please note there is no school on February 14th and February 17th.




St Croix Lutheran Academy News

FREE Retirement Seminar with Grant Holzhueter (Social Security Administration) and Nathan Tiarks (Tiarks, Becker and Hackett Financial) at SCLA, Thu, Feb 13, 7:00p in the chapel. RSVP at www.StCroixLutheran.org/retire

Skip the Line! HS Musical Into the Woods
Reserved seating tickets on sale now for the Fri-Sun, Feb 28-Mar 1 production of Into the Woods (book by James Lapine; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). $10/Adult, $5/Students and Seniors StCroixLutheran.tix.com

Open House and Tours
Come explore your Christian high school on Wed, Feb12, 8:30-10:30a. Tours available!

SCLA General Board Meeting
Delegates from all SCLA association churches will meet Tue, Feb 18 at 7:00p (refreshments at 6:30p) in the SCLA chapel.

Register for the Gala!
Spend an evening in France, complimentary valet parking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction, and a three-course dinner Sat, Mar 28 at the Radisson Blu MOA all while providing critical tuition and program support for SCLA students!. Ti…

February 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 will open for the 2020-2021 school year on January 6th. Look for a re-enrollment email from TADS that first week back from break to make your re-enrollment process easier. Registration fees for next year went up for PreK-8. The preschool’s registration fee is now $100 before March 1st and $175 after. K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. New families…

February Lunch Menu

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

February Lunch Menu

K-8 Tuition Model Information

Please check your child's backpack (youngest in K-8) when they get home today! Mr. Klatt is sending home information from the School Board explaining the tuition information gathering process for this coming school year and the plans going forward. Please contact the school office if yours does not make it home or you need another copy.

Thank you!

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

We want to congratulate the 6th - 8th-grade students who achieved Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter of our school year!

A Honor Roll
Birk
Isaiah
Ethan H.


A- Honor Roll
Ethan D.
Ellie
Serenna
Elijah

Influenza Update

We have a couple cases of influenza reported from our families. Please keep your child home if there are any symptoms. We hope to stop the spread if we can and keep everyone healthy!

Here is more information:

Influenza Information

Winter Challenge

Winter Challenge - Salem students will participate in the Winter Challenge for “Power Up” from January 27th- February 7th.  This challenge will help remind students to stay active in the cold winter months. The classrooms will be recording on a chart in the classroom whether or not they moved more at school.  Salem Lutheran school has the opportunity to earn $200.00 for gym equipment from “Power-Up”. 

Salem Vacation Bible School 2020

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READY, SET, GOLD!  is the theme for this summer's Vacation Bible School June 15-19 from 9:00-11:30 am.  We will focus on how God gives us victory over sin, death, and the devil.  Children who are age 3- entering grade 6 in the fall of 2020 are welcome to attend.  Registration information will be coming soon.

Many volunteers (teens and adults) are needed to make this week run smoothly.  Volunteers will be needed for classroom teachers, crafts, decorations, games, afternoon fun camp leaders, assistants in all areas, food and craft donations, set up, clean up, and assisting with Thursday family night.  If you are willing to assist in any of these areas or have ideas on how you can help please contact Mrs. Debbie Hansen dhansen@salemlutheran.org  or Pastor Brohn at jbrohn@salemlutheran.org.

Open House Tuesday, January 28

Salem Lutheran School will have an Open House/Visit Salem Day on Tuesday, January 28. Times of the Open House are 10:00-11:30 am and  6:00-7:30 pm. Families that are interested in enrolling at Salem next year are encouraged to attend the Open House and receive information and a tour of the building. The morning times will let visitors see what the school is like with students in the classrooms. Staff members will be available in the morning and evening sessions to meet with prospective families and answer questions about Salem Lutheran School. Please encourage any families you know that may be interested in Salem to attend the Open House! For more information they may call the school office at 651-439-7831, visit our website at www.salemlutheran.org, or email us at school.office@salemlutheran.org.

Messy Monday January 27

Our first Messy Monday will be held on January 27th from 5 to 6 pm at Salem. Please enter through the school entrance. 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. Future dates planned are February 24, March 23 and April 20.

Camp Croix

Are you interested in a Bible Camp for your kids this summer? Here is some great information on Camp Croix.

Camp Croix Summer Camp

Box Tops for Education News

Please see this video for information on the Box Tops for Education Program!

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NO SCHOOL, Friday, January 17, 2020

There is NO SCHOOL, Friday, January 17, 2020, due to impending winter weather storms and unsafe travel conditions. Parents and caregivers, please prepare and plan accordingly for alternate childcare.


Blessings on your weekend, and we'll be back in session on Tuesday.

Friday and Saturday Basketball Games Canceled

Basketball games at King of Grace have been canceled for Friday night due to expected weather conditions.

The Saturday Charger Classic Basketball Tournament games have also been canceled. This may be rescheduled at a later date.
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January 2020 Here is the final update we'll share from Costa Maya Ministries.
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Thank you for all the gifts! This is our team on Christmas Day dispensing roasted chicken, spaghetti, and tortillas to the beach and K55 families that come to church.    ************************************************************* Peace and Togetherness at Christmas in Mahahual
A Savior is born for us and everyone! That's the meaning of Christmas anywhere you go. Gathering as believers around the peace of Jesus is one of the highlights of the year for all of us!

In our community Christmas may be extra meaningful in some ways. Some come to Mahahual only to work and are far from family and friends. Many have hectic schedules in tourism employment. A good number of our neighbors are disconnected from their faith life.

We do our best here to offer a number of o…

Round 3 of MLC Meet Math Competition

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Our middle school students recently finished the third 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.

The final test date this school year is 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 https://meetmath.mlc-wels.edu/about.

K-4 Field Trip Rescheduled

Due to the unsure weather conditions on Friday, the field trip for K-8 to the Science Museum will be rescheduled to a later date. Sorry to all who had made plans to attend with the students. We will let you know when this trip has been rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding!

K-8 Tuition Model Change Announcement

Salem’s School Board is asking that all families who will be enrolling or re-enrolling in K-8 fill out the TADS financial aid piece for the coming school year. The School Board is planning on slowly changing our tuition model. If you would like more information on what this new model looks like we will have two sessions to explain the change this coming Sunday (1/19) after both services and next Wednesday (1/22) at 4pm. Both sessions will be held in the church sanctuary. We will have teachers watching children in the gym during the Wednesday session. It should only take 10 minutes for the explanation and a Q&A will follow.

The only change to you this year is that we are asking you to fill out TADS financial aid. There will be no increase or change to the tuition other than the typical 3% for next year. This will drop your tuition from the $7000 it takes to educate your child down to the member or nonmember tuition rates. If you don’t fill out TADS, you are obligating yourself to p…