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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…