Showing posts from January, 2021

Open Enrollment Starts February 1

Just a reminder that Monday is the first day we will be accepting applications for enrollment at our school from the community. We have quite a few applications waiting for the open enrollment date. Our younger grades are filling quickly! If you haven't enrolled yet but intend to, please re-enroll before Monday to assure your child has a spot at Salem. Contact the school office if you need the enrollment link resent to you or have any other questions. Blessings!

A Message from Salem Parent/Teacher Organization

Hello Salem Family, The following is a message from our SPTO (Salem Parent-Teacher Organization) Executive Committee: After placing SPTO on hold due to COVID, we are revisiting what we can do to help serve the school. As such, we are planning a meeting on February 4th at 4:15pm via zoom to discuss plans for connecting families via a class representative. The zoom link will be shared later next week. Please join us to help facilitate this important endeavor. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Executive Committee Members: Bonnie Richter ( Sarah Wegwerth ( Nancy Hartsock ( Sherah Spark (

February Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of February. Sending some love to Ms. Lynn for our great hot lunches!:) February Lunch Menu

February Salem School News

COVID School Year Salem continues to have a few instances of COVID affecting our students and staff. We had one of our lunch personnel be exposed to COVID right after break. Thankfully they did not serve or prepare any food, so we didn’t have to worry about it spreading. We have only had a couple of students have to quarantine due to exposure from their parents. We continue to have no spreading between children in classrooms. Registration for Preschool Next School Year The time is here already to register your child for preschool. A re- enrollment email came out the week of January 4th for those currently enrolled. If you are currently enrolled at Salem School or a member at Salem you can register and reserve your spot for the 2021-2022 school year. We will have 3 classes available; 3 year olds, mixed age, and 4 and 5 year olds not yet ready for kindergarten. We reserve the right to place your child in the classroom that best meets your child’s educational needs and our staff

SCLA Boys Baseball Camp (Gr 3-8)

The motto of the baseball program is “Compare and Persevere!” Campers will be encouraged to live that motto as they learn the fundamentals of offense, defense, pitching, and hitting. Campers will also be encouraged to exhibit trustworthiness and respect as they interact with coaches, parents, umpires, and others. Campers should bring their own water bottle, baseball glove, and they can bring a bat for the hitting portion of the camp, though it is not a necessity. Register at Contact: Nate Kallies Dates: Sun, Feb 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021 Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $85 Registration Deadline: January 31

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Dear Salem Families, Here is the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar for the new school year. Please note there may be changes that occur due to changes in bus days, etc. Unfortunately, some of these are beyond our control and we will inform you if/when they happen. We hope this will help your family in making plans for the new school year! Please contact Mr. Klatt or the school office if you have any questions. Blessings on your day! 2021-2022 Salem Academic Calendar

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Fine Arts Addition Opens Get a sneak peek of SCLA’s new fine arts addition at The new choir and band rooms, commons, and front entryway opened to students on January 5. The building is closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions. Summer Academic and Sports Camps Registration is now open for SCLA’s academic and sports camps for students entering grades K - 9. Find out more and register at Winter Baseball Camp Coming in February! - Baseball camp for students in grades 3-8 on Sundays, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $85. Campers are taught fundamentals of offense, defense, pitching, and hitting from varsity coach Nate Kallies and varsity players. Register at Job Opening - Cook SCLA has an opening for a full-time or two part-time cooks to prepare and serve weekend meals to 120 dormitory students. Learn more and apply at

Bussing Resumes

 Hello Salem Family, A reminder that bussing resumes, this coming Wednesday, January 27th.  If you were using bussing before it was suspended, your student will be automatically back on the bus list.  Please have a plan B of how to get your student to school just in case the bus company forgets about a route or pick up point. (We pray this doesn't happen, but this is the first go around in a while for these bus drivers.) Thanks! God's blessings on your day. 

MAP Testing this Week

A reminder that our K-8 students began MAP testing this week. This test requires some extra focus, so a well-rounded breakfast and some extra sleep will help your children do their best. God’s blessings on your week!

Financial Assistance for 2021-2022

Enrollment for financial assistance is now available for all families with students in grades K-8. If you would like to request financial assistance for the 2021-2022 school year, please take the following steps. 1. Go to 2. Log in to your account or create an account for your family. 3. Once logged in, click on the Financial Aide tab on your dashboard. 4. Fill out the and upload the correct forms. School Board will be using this system to give families their tuition assistance amounts. No names of families will be shared during meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Klatt ( or our School Board chairman Karl Paulsen (

Power-Up Winter Warm-up Challenge

 Power-Up Winter Warm-up Challenge Beginning on Monday, January 25th all Salem Lutheran Students will be participating in a 10-day challenge that encourages students to "move more" in cold weather months.  The classrooms will "move more"  by having brain breaks in the classroom and being sure to be active during gym time and outdoor recess time.  Each classroom will track their daily movement on a Classroom Tracker Poster.  This is also a great reminder for families to stay active at home too!  Go Salem Saints!  Move More

Round 3 of MLC Meet Math Competition

 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 . Our Salem fifth and sixth-grade students are in the B-3 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-5 category. Categories are determined by enrollment. The final test date this school year is February 22. 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 .

One Africa Team - "So Much More than a Burial"

  JANUARY 13, 2021 So Much More than a Burial The body of late Evangelist Chitanzane Kantokoma Mapulanga was laid to rest on 6 December 2020 The coffin was lowered. The dirt was heaped. Wreaths were placed. But the funeral was so much more than a burial. It was a “witness to a stricken world.” In Christ, who tasted death for us We rise above our natural grief And witness to a stricken world  The strength and splendor of belief. – CW #607 Some say that the best evangelism opportunities in Malawi are funerals.  Why?  Because the masses gather.  Not just the fellow members of the deceased’s home church, but the people of the entire community.   Crowds of people.   And as you can well imagine, a variety of faiths.  In need of a message whether they realize it or not.    What better time to share the gospel of Jesus? That is exactly what Pastor Khwima Msiska did. He preached 2 Timothy 4:6-8. “…the time has come for my departure.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I hav

St Croix Lutheran Academy News

Job Opening - Cook SCLA has an opening for a full-time or two part-time cooks. This position will be primarily responsible for preparing and serving weekend brunch and evening meals for 120 dormitory students. The cook will also assist the executive chef with final food preparations. Learn more and apply at

Lunch Menu for the Rest of the Week

Dear Salem Families, Just a reminder that tomorrow's lunch menu has a slight change. Friday's menu will remain the same as originally planned. January 7, Thursday Option 1: Cod Fish Nuggets Option 2: Mac & Cheese Both of these options come with a vegetable and a fruit. January 8, Friday Option 1: Popcorn Chicken Option 2: Orange Chicken Both of these options come with an egg roll, rice, veggies, and fruit. Thank you!

2021-2022 Salem Tuition Rates

We are seeing many enrollments for the 2021-2022 school year start to roll in. Thanks so much for responding early so we can plan for our class sizes in the new school year! Tuition rates for the new year can be found in the attached document. 2021-2022 Salem Tuition Rates

Lunch Change for Wednesday and Thursday

Dear Salem Families, We will have a change to our lunch menu for Wednesday and Thursday this week due to staffing changes for our lunch preparation. Wednesday, January 6 We will offer a sack lunch option. Your child may order a ham and cheese sandwich or a chicken and cheese sandwich. Both of these will come with a veggie and a fruit. If they prefer to bring their own lunch that is always an option as well. Thursday, January 7 Option 1: Cod Fish Nuggets Option 2: Mac & Cheese Both of these options come with a vegetable and a fruit. We continue to charge only for cold lunch milk, snack milks and extra milks. One free milk is included with a lunch entree order. Please remember there is still no charge for lunch orders at this time so please take advantage of ordering a lunch if you don't want to pack your own. Thank you for your understanding during these late adjustments to the lunch menu!
Dear Salem Families, Returning school families’ enrollment will open for the 2021-2022 school year starting today! This enrollment is open to any current students and their siblings. Salem member families may also enroll at this time. Look for a re-enrollment email that should be sent to your primary email today from TADS to reenroll your child. A new student from an existing Salem family is also able to enroll now (new students must be enrolled through the admissions tab in that same email). K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. Preschool registration is $100 before March 1st and $175 after. New family applications will be reviewed and accepted starting February 1st.