Showing posts from September, 2020

St Croix Lutheran Academy Children's Theatre Performance

Great news! The SCLA children’s theatre group is presenting live outdoor performances of Stories Under the Big Top by Lorraine Thompson on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. both days. You can find out more and purchase tickets at Live show tickets are sold in pods of up to five tickets. There are 50 pods available on the field for family groups. Most tickets are FREE! There are also priority seating (front row) tickets available for $10 each. To make it even more fun - since the performances are on or near Halloween, kids are encouraged to wear costumes!

Free Lunch

  Dear Salem Family, Salem’s lunch program has been looking into the federal funds for providing free lunch to our students. We recently put in our application and are able to give free lunch to all of our students. This program is set to begin on October 1st.    The program is set to run through December 31 st , BUT there is only a limited amount of money put into this program. This means that if the money runs out early the program will end early and families will start having to pay for lunch again. We will keep families informed of when the program is set to end as we hear news.    You do not need to participate in the program, but all families are eligible for free lunch starting on Oct 1st. Our secretary will set up everyone’s lunch account, so it doesn’t pull money daily for the duration of the program. We will also suspend pulling out the automatic payments for lunch until the program is ended.   If your lunch account is negative, you will be receiving an email to get your acco

October School News

COVID School Year Many of our students have gotten used to all of the new routines that have been put in place. Everyone is great at getting their temperature taken in the morning and wearing their masks throughout the day. We continue to thank God that we can have school in person, and although we have had some illness going around, we are COVID free up to this point. Grandparent’s Day Revamp Typically at the end of September, we invite all of the student’s grandparents to come and spend the day with them. Unfortunately due to COVID, we were not able to invite grandparents into the building. However, we still wanted to do something for them. All of the teachers made videos of their classrooms for the grandparents, and each student is sending a letter of some kind to their grandparents as well. Thank you to all of our Salem grandparents, and God’s richest blessings upon you. Picture Retake Day Picture retake day will be on October 29th. We should be getting the first pictures ba

October Lunch Menu

Here is the Menu for October!

Parent Teacher Conferences

 Hello Salem Family, The following announcement is for K-8 students. Below is a link for parent teacher conferences. the dates for these conferences are October 6, 8, and 12 from 4-7pm.  For K-4 students, there are 20 minute time slots to sign up for. Please sign up for a slot in each classroom you have a child.  For Middle School (5-8), there are three time slots for every hour. Please sign up for an hour slot. In this slot you will visit with all three teachers. It may not take an hour, but it accommodates for 20 min. with each teacher. Here is the link to sign up: Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions. God's blessings on your week!

Grandparent Day Videos

  Hello Salem Families,   HAPPY GRANDPARENT’S DAY!!! We are so thankful for all of our grandparents and are sad we can’t invite them to our typical special event. We still wanted to show our appreciation, so we have a chapel service specially for grandparent’s day and all of the teachers have made special Grandparent’s Day videos for them as well. Please watch/share these with grandparents today or sometime soon. Below are the links to all of the videos:   Chapel:   Preschool video:   Kindergarten Video:   1 st  Grade Video:   2 nd  Grade Video:   3 rd  and 4 th  Grade Video:   5 th  and 6 th  Grade Video:   7 th  and 8 th  Grade Video:
  Friends of Africa, Friends of Christ Read the most recent post from the WELS Friends of Africa blog Meet the Mohlkes Sep 23, 2020 04:34 am | The Mohlke family lived in Zambia from 1991-2000. This picture was taken in the town of Ndola Twenty-nine years ago, my wife Leslie and I were preparing to go to Africa to serve as a newly assigned missionary. We had three children ages four, two and four months. The other two children would be born a few years later while living in Zambia. We were young, and excited. I was eager to start working as an African Missionary and my wife was wondering how best to care for our young family, knowing that her skills as a RN would come in very handy. Now, all the kids are grown, four of the five children are married, and five grandchildren have been added to the family; and Leslie and I are getting ready to move again to Africa. This time I am going to serve as the Leader of WELS World Mission’s One Africa Team (OAT). The OAT co

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 c hanging 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!


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 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 prec

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 (

Box Top News

If you are interested in supporting our school with your Box Tops, please follow this link for the latest information.

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: 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. Click Here for Preview Video He lives! Pastor Brohn Pastor Jonathan Brohn Adaptability - Positivity - Developer - Maximizer - Includer "I tell yo

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 52602PF

One Africa Mission update

  Friends of Africa, Friends of Christ Here is the latest blog from our One Africa Team. TELL Africa the Good News Sep 09, 2020 04:21 am | The TELL Network leverages the internet to deliver Bible teaching to students all over the world In 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 Afr

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  651-351-8377 Busing Request Form   

No School Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7

 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 Elementary Picture  Day is: Sep 14, 2020 Order Code is: 52602P Your link to order is: 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 . 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 S