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Don't Forget Your Family Page

We would love to help get to know our families by asking you to fill out a picture form for this school year. Extra forms are available in the school office. Only one page per family is needed. Please use this or the digital version below to show us a picture of your family members and also a picture of what you like to do as a family. Send back to school as soon as possible. We plan to put together a picture video for each class to help everyone get to know each other. Thank you!2020 Salem Meet My Family Form

Full Day of School September 25

Dear Salem Families, Due to COVID, we will not have grandparents at our school this year to celebrate Grandparents Day on Friday, September 25 as we normally do. Because of this, we are changing the schedule from a half day to a full day of school. Please contact your child's teacher if you have concerns with the schedule change.

Please Save Those Pop Tabs!

Mrs. Hasselquist and her class are supporting The Ronald McDonald House by participating in the Pop Tab program. Her classroom has been part of this program for around 16 years and they have collected over 200 lbs of pop tabs. The cash received from these goes directly to support Ronald McDonald House.They can be brought to the bin at the entrance to school or directly to her classroom.

Thank you!

SCLA News

Job Openings - Kitchen Staff Lunch Servers and Kitchen Staff are urgently needed Monday through Friday (most days 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Flexible days and hours (minimum of two days per week). Starting wage $12.50/hour. Duties may include point of sale (check-out), food prep, restocking, dishes, and general cleaning. Apply online at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs. SCLA Soccer Kids Night on September 21 is canceled. New Friends on October 11 is canceled. Homecoming 2020 on October 2 is canceled. Grade School Volleyball Night on October 13 and the Grade School VB Tournament on October 9 are canceled. Children's Theatre Change New for COVID! SCLA Children's Theatre cast and crew will create a short film to send to schools instead of a live performance. "Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)" will premiere Friday, October 30. The annual Festival of Seasons Craft and Bake Sale on November 14 has been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions…

Picture Day Tomorrow!

Hello Salem Family,A reminder that tomorrow is picture day at Salem. Interstate Studios is asking you to order photos online if possible. If you need the code to order online, please scroll down to Mrs. Light’s post with the picture of the code for ordering online.Feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions.God’s blessings on the rest of your Sunday!

SPTO Meeting September 17

There will be a SPTO meeting next Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in the school lunch room. The agenda item for the evening will be elections for the board and committees. Please enter the side door on the south side of our school building. Contact Bonnie Richter if you have questions (spto.president@salemlutheran.org)

Box Top News

If you are interested in supporting our school with your Box Tops, please follow this link for the latest information. https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts

No Busing on Fridays

Sorry for the miscommunication on our blog. There was no busing today. We will not have busing on Fridays until further notice.

Car Name Display

The youngest K-8 child in the family will be bringing home a sign with your family name on it. Please place in the dash-board of your car when you pick up your child(ren). This will help notify us when we release students at the end of the day. This is especially helpfull on rainy days or for future cold days when we only send them out once you have arrived. If you need more than one for multiple cars in the family, feel free to make your own or contact the school office and we will be happy to print more for you. Thank you for your help!

Please Introduce Us To Your Family

We would love to help get to know our families by asking you to fill out a picture form for this school year. We will be sending the form below home with the youngest in the family. Please use this or the digital version below to show us a picture of your family members and also a picture of what you like to do as a family. Send back to school with your child no later than September 18th. We plan to put together a picture video for each class to help everyone get to know each other. Thank you!2020 Salem Meet My Family Form

Salem's Weekend Schedule

Hi everyone!Please remember that this weekend our worship schedule shifts back to our normal times:Saturday, 5 pm Sunday, 8 & 10:30 am Education Hour, 9:15-10:15 am
Once again, we'll have the chance to study God's Word together in person and virtually. We'll meet in the Fellowship Hall with all those who'd like to join face to face. Here's the link if you'd like to join us online: 
Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/agu-majj-vcp
Join by phone: +1 317-932-0205‬ PIN: ‪869 578 016‬#

We'll begin with a 4-week study called "Death: Then What?" For the past 5 months, I've heard a lot of people discussing death and dying. Some of the conversations revealed incredible confidence and others who were afraid to talk about death. Join us as we see what God promises us when the end of life approaches.
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He lives!
Pastor Brohn

Pastor Jonathan Brohn
Adaptability - Positivity - Developer - Maximizer - Includer
"I tell you the truth, no …

Bus Tomorrow

Just a reminder that there will be busing tomorrow, 9/11/20. This will be the last Friday that busing will be available until further notice.

Picture Day Reminder

Picture Day is Monday, 9/14/2020, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/52602PF

One Africa Mission update

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Friends of Africa, Friends of ChristHere is the latest blog from our One Africa Team.

TELL Africa the Good News Sep 09, 2020 04:21 am | shepherdroebke@gmail.com The TELL Network leverages the internet to deliver Bible teaching to students all over the worldIn 2018 WELS World Mission’s Multi-Language Publications had a vision to reach the world with the Gospel in a new way. Their vision was to equip people with the truth of God’s word using digital resources in English. Like the Latin America mission field’s Spanish Academia Cristo, TELL would use English to reach people through social media, self-led Bible lessons and live video classrooms.Three years later, God has blessed that vision. The TELL Network has 1.2 million followers and likes on its main Facebook page. Across the globe there are 7,000 active users doing self-led Bible lessons on the TELL app and website. Currently there is one full-time TELL missionary who meets several times a week with students from Africa, India, and Phil…

Bus Request

If you are still waiting for a bus assignment for your child, please make sure to enter their bus information in the form below. You may have indicated they needed busing at enrollment but this form ensures that we have all of the information 834 Transportation needs. They will contact you through email so make sure this is included on the form.If you have any issues or changes to your busing request, please contact them directly 651-351-8377Busing Request Form

No School Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7

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Stay safe and enjoy this Labor Day weekend!

School Pictures on Monday, September 14!

Inter-state has asked us to encourage everyone to do online ordering for this school year. Please see the link and order information below. Make sure you place your order in the upcoming weeks! Preschool students who do not normally attend on Mondays should contact their child's teacher for more information on when to arrive to have their picture included. They will also have an opportunity on Retake Day which is Thursday, October 28.Salem Lutheran ElementaryPicture Day is: Sep 14, 2020
Order Code is: 52602P
Your link to order is: inter-state.com/flyerentry/52602P
Inter-state Order Information
Dear Salem school family--In light of current challenges related to classroom gathering, Salem is introducing a new approach to Sunday school. Beginning Sunday, September 13th, lessons taught by experienced WELS teachers will be available free via YouTube. The engaging and age-appropriate Lesson Videos will tie to printed Student Lessons that Salem will provide to you at no cost. This new approach presents an easy yet meaningful way for you to encourage your child’s faith in Christ. The videos are about 10-12 minutes for PreK-K, 1-2, and 3-4. Grades 5-6 will run about 25 minutes because lessons for this level are structured differently. To see a preview of the Sunday, September 13th Lesson Video and Student Lesson, visit nph.net/ss-at-home.

This is also an opportunity to share the good news about Jesus with friends and neighbors. If you know someone with children who might benefit from these materials, please feel free to order and share them. Please reply by September 6th to Amy Stilw…
Hello Salem Family,I forgot to mention pick-up and how that will go.Preschool parents should come in and get their children at 3:30 pm. Please take your temperature again as you enter.K-8 students will be brought outside by faculty at 3:40 pm and your child will be allowed to go to their car once they see it. Parents can wait in their car for their children and can wave to teachers and their kids to let them know they are here. Feel free to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.Mr. Klatt

September Lunch Menu and Lunch Help Needed

Please make sure your lunch account is funded prior to your child ordering for the week. To add money to your account, checks made out to Salem Food Service or cash (in an envelope with your family name, please) should be dropped off in the school office. TADS withdrawals are available for those that are on auto withdrawal and would like to use this to fund your lunch account. Please contact the school office for more information. August/September Lunch MenuALSO!Lunch help is needed for the school year. Please consider helping in our lunchroom with food prep and other tasks needed for serving our students. A paid position is needed or volunteer help is always welcome.For more information please email Lynn Wall (lunch@salemlutheran.org). Thank you!

September School News

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Salem's 2020-2021 School Theme and Message from Mr. Klatt:Darkness. It causes problems in our day to day life. Darkness causes tiny problems like being scared to turn off the lights, go into a basement with no lights, or stubbing your toe because you can’t see where you are going. It can also cause major problems like accidents on the road because you can’t see where you are going. Many an invention has been created whose sole purpose is to eliminate darkness.  Our theme for this school year focuses on the opposite of darkness. Salem’s theme is “Living in the Light” taken from John 8:12, “Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” Darkness causes problems that are scary. I think many of us, even the most hardened soul, would admit that the situations that darkness can cause are scary. That is why knowing our Lord and Savior is such a comfort. It is through him that we always have light. No matter wha…

Reminders for First Day/Week of School

Hello Salem Family,A few reminders for the first day/week of school.When dropping off and picking up your children, the entrance to our parking lot is from Panama Ave. Please do not use this entrance as an exit, even from the small parking lot located directly after entering. Please continue to follow the curve to leave and exit onto 62nd St. This will keep everyone safe.There will be no bussing the first week of school. Bussing will begin on September 8th as long as the District Schools are staying with the hybrid model.Before and After care students can be dropped off and picked up by the cafeteria doors on the south side of the building. The main doors will be locked until 8:30 every morning and will also lock at 4pm in the afternoon.For all K-8 students, please send them with a water bottle to school. The water fountains will be closed as to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please also have your children bring their water bottles home to sanitize them daily.Please also have a fe…

Important Info About TADS

Hello Salem Family,Please make sure that you know your credentials to log in to TADS our Student Information System. This is the place where you can check student grades and find your balance for your lunch account. If you are new to Salem, you will be receiving an email in the next couple of days to set up your credentials for TADS.If you are a returning parent and forgot your credentials, please contact Mr. Scharf at bscharf@salemlutheran.org.God's blessings on your day.

Reminders for Meet the Teacher Night

Hello Salem Family,Just some reminders for our Meet the Teacher sessions tomorrow and Tuesday.A reminder to sign up if you haven’t yet at this link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a44a5a82ba64-salemsEveryone who is not a preschooler will need to be wearing a mask.Please enter through the school doors on Panama as we will have the temperature tablet up and running for you to see how it works.This is also the time to bring in your school supplies to help make the first day of school go smoother in the morning.We are so excited to have you back on campus! God’s blessings until we see you tomorrow or Tuesday!

SPTO Raffle Event

Linked to this message is a flier from the SPTO about a fundraising event they will be hosting during the Visit the Teacher events on Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th. Please read the flier for more details on the items you can win for your family.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v6ZKtc2hYtalwDxiST5Jldm4Xv4keGxD/view?usp=sharing

Please Complete Tuition Agreement

We are again using TADS to help manage payments to Salem Lutheran School. If you have not already done so, please complete the TADS Tuition Agreement that you should have received by email as soon as possible.Contact the school office if you need the agreement sent to you again or you are requesting changes to your enrollment or payment plan. TADS Customer Service can help with any changes to banking or contract changes. Contact them at 612-548-3320 if you have any questions on your agreement. Please note lunch payments may also be scheduled using your TADS agreement. If you would like to have a withdrawal from the same account set up for your tuition to fund your lunch account for the school year, please fill out the form below and return it to the school office. TADS Lunch Deposit RequestBefore and After School Care will be billed monthly and will also be billed through your TADS account.Please contact the school office if you have any questions (school.office@salemlutheran.org).Tha…

2020-2021 Preschool Handbook

Preschool Families, Here is the Preschool Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.Your preschool teacher will be handing you a hard copy of this at your meeting next week or will have available to pick up in your child's classroom.Please note the 2020-2021 COVID Plan will supersede items in this handbook if there are contradictions.

2020-2021 K-8 Parent and Student Handbook

Here is the K-8 Student Handbook for the 20-21 School Year.2020-2021 K-8 Parent and Student HandbookPlease sign and return the Handbook Agreement for Parents on Meet and Greet Days Monday and Tuesday next week or the first week of school. Return no later than September 11 to the school office. Please note the 2020-2021 COVID Plan will supersede items in this handbook if there are contradictions.Thank you!

Gift Card Shower for Miss K!

Just a reminder that the gift card shower for Heidi our new 2nd grade teacher ends this week. Feel free to send any gifts to the church or school office or drop them off.
We would like to give her the gifts at her

School Orientation Videos

Linked below are the orientation videos for the school as a whole and for preschool. Please take some time these next few days, before Meet the Teacher Night, to listen to the videos about the upcoming school year. There is information about the changes that will be taking place to keep the students safe and other updates for the school year.Whole School Orientation: https://youtu.be/LU4YEjNJhJsPreschool Orientation: https://youtu.be/gF9SNbzKvck

Kindergarten Aide Needed

Due to the increase of Kindergarten enrollment, we are looking for an aide for the Kindergarten classroom. There are currently 19 young students to help with. We are going to be paying $12 an hour for 4 hours a day. Please view the position description and fill out the application form if you are interested. All applications need to be in by Monday, August 24th as the school year begins on August 31st. They are both linked below. If you have any other questions, please reach out to Mr. Klatt via email (rklatt@salemlutheran.org).
Position Description:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RRMsCopCcU4h16SxR3NY7MN5_XP37ys8CLfL9dNH5YM/edit?usp=sharing
Application Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p8pnG3QCFQYvB6pnnxBKcDnCiKDeFeuD/view?usp=sharing

Reminder - School Information Packet

Here is the 2020-2021 Information Packet for the new school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at any time next week or brought with you at the Meet and Greet Dates on August 24 and August 25. Please contact the school office if you have any questions. school.office@salemlutheran.org  651-439-7831Don't forget to Sign up for the Meet & Greet for next Monday or Tuesday!

Salem Parent Teacher Organization Meeting August 20th @ 6:30 PM

Our SPTO will meet this Thursday evening in the school lunchroom. Please come if you are interested in meeting other Salem parents and helping organize events for the new school year. Contact Bonnie Richter if you have questions (spto.president@salemlutheran.org).

Lunch Assistant Needed

We are looking for an assistant lunch person for this coming school year. The position would be for about 5 hours a day. You would need to get serve safe certified. For more information please email Lynn Wall (lunch@salemlutheran.org) or Debbie Swanson (dswanson@salemlutheran.org).Thank you!

Don't forget to sign up!

Monday, August 24 - 3pm-7pm OR Tuesday, August 25 - 8am-12pm
We will have two days set aside for parents to meet one-on-one with their child’s teacher (20-minute time slots). Students can bring their school supplies and see the classroom at the same time that parents and students will meet with the teacher. Please select a date and time from the sign-up link below: 

**Meet & Greet Sign Up**

Preschool Note: Preschool students are listed below each preschool teacher's contact information. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can not meet at this time or have any other questions regarding the start of the school year. 

Mrs. Jane Grobe4yr Preschool  jgrobe@salemlutheran.org

T. Aukstakalnis, G. Bjorkman, V. Carter, R. Clarke, K. Duncan, L. Grosso, C. Hanson, A. Johnson, C. Lutz, A. Nothwehr, C. Obermueller,  B. Olson, G. Peterson, J. Schmitz Tessmer, R. Schultz, J. Seidler, I. Spark, E. Swim, Ingrid Waller, E. Wilson

Mrs. Amy Stilwagon   3yr Preschool   agosch@salemlutheran.org

B. A…

Busing for the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Salem Families,Busing will not begin for our students until Stillwater Public Schools begin their school year on September 8. Please plan to bring your students the week of  8/31 since there will not be busing available to us that week. Also...District 834 busing will only be available to us Mondays through Thursdays this coming school year. The only Friday we will have busing available is on September 11. The rest of the school year there will be no busing on Friday and our families will have to drop off and pick up their students themselves.Please disregard the bus days listed on the 20-21 academic calendar that you have received. We will need to update this as we have more information from the 834 School District. Thank you!If you have not already signed up for busing for your child, please do so here:Busing Request Form

Welcome to our New Teacher

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Hello Salem Family,            Due to the recent increase in enrollment in our school, we received an assignment from MLC for our 2nd grade classroom. Her name is Heidi Kostrzewa. She is from Wauwatosa, WI and has 8 siblings. She attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School and went on to MLC as she was interested in joining the Friends of China program. Due to COVID Heidi was unable to continue with Friends of China and so was available for assignment to Salem.            We are excited to welcome Heidi as an addition to our staff and know that she will bless us with her many talents. We would like the families of Salem Lutheran to help welcome her by donating gift cards that she could use as she moves into the Stillwater area. Gift cards can be for grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, or any other places you feel would be beneficial. Her installation will take place at Salem on August 23rd during the 9:30 am service. Please drop off gift cards at the school or church office or mail…

Welcome Back Meet & Greet August 24 and 25

Monday, August 24 - 3pm-7pm OR Tuesday, August 25 - 8am-12pm

We will have two days set aside for parents to meet one-on-one with their child’s teacher (20-minute time slots). Students can bring their school supplies and see the classroom at the same time that parents and students will meet with the teacher. Please select a date and time from the sign-up link below: 

**Meet & Greet Sign Up**

Preschool Note: Preschool students are listed below each preschool teacher's contact information. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can not meet at this time or have any other questions regarding the start of the school year. 

Mrs. Jane Grobe4yr Preschool  jgrobe@salemlutheran.org

T. Aukstakalnis, G. Bjorkman, V. Carter, R. Clarke, K. Duncan, L. Grosso, C. Hanson, A. Johnson, C. Lutz, A. Nothwehr, C. Obermueller,  B. Olson, G. Peterson, J. Schmitz Tessmer, R. Schultz, J. Seidler, I. Spark, E. Swim, Ingrid Waller, E. Wilson

Mrs. Amy Stilwagon   3yr Preschool   agosch@salemlutheran.org

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