Showing posts from March, 2021

Vacation Bible School 2021

VBS - June 14-18 - Register now! The starter pistol has sounded and we’re going to try doing this inperson this summer! It’s time for Ready, Set, Gold!—a vacation Bible school with an Olympic theme. Registration is now open - you can register on our website at We can still use volunteers - you can sign up for that on the website, too! We will also have Fun Camp for Grades 2-6 after VBS on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You can sign up for that on the website, too.

Spring Break Reminder

There is no school on Monday, March 29 - Monday, April 5th. Have a safe and blessed Spring Break, Holy Week and Easter! Please worship with us or join us virtually at one of these services: April 1, Maundy Thursday Worship - 7 pm April 2, Good Friday Worship 10 am & 7 pm April 4, Easter Worshi p 6:30 am, 8 am, 9:30 am (virtual only) Please register ahead of time to attend in-person services For virtual worship please visit our church website or  subscribe to our YouTube channel and receive notifications every time we post a  new video.

April Lunch Menu

Here is the menu for April! April Lunch Menu

April Salem School News

  COVID School Year Salem continues to have no instances of COVID in its halls. We are thankful for parents and families keeping their children home when sick and allowing us to continue to not have our school year interrupted by exposures. Staff Changes for 2021-2022 School Year Mr. Scharf has decided to retire at the end of this current school year. We are very sad to see him go but are so thankful for the years of service he has served here at Salem. Mrs. Hasselquist is also transitioning to a part-time role next year and is helping us as we split 3rd and 4th grade for the morning. We are glad she will still be with us to teach your children and also share God's love with them. Call Meeting Held Since we are in need of two teachers for next school year, Salem Lutheran Church held a call meeting on March 21st. Members of the church decided who to call for the upcoming school year. Please join us as we pray for the two individuals that will be deliberating their current

8th Grade is Asking for Your Support

  Hello Salem Families!! The  8th-grade  class is doing a fundraiser for their class trip to Wisconsin Dells in June. They are selling Heggies Pizza and Rose Floral Punch Cards. Now is the time to stock up on frozen pizzas for the summer!!! Heggies Pizza orders need to be in by April 13th.  The delivery  date for the pizza is April 28th!! Rose floral punch cards(details in the school office) are a great gift idea this time of year! Order by April 16th to get yours in time for Mother's Day!! Both order forms are in the school office. Stop in and support this amazing group of 8th graders!!! Any questions may be directed to the  8th-grade  class or their parents. Thank you in advance for your love and support! Sincerely, The 8th Grade Class

Spring Easter Event Needs Helpers

  SPTO is requesting more help for Saturday's Spring Easter Event. If you can help anytime from 12:15 - 3:30 pm please contact the school office. Thank you and blessings on your day!

Box Tops for Education Earns Funds for Salem

  Dear Salem Families, We currently participate in the Box Top for Education program. We have 17 families who are using this program to raise funds for our school. If you are interested in helping us earn funds through this program, please visit their website to learn how: A huge thank you to those families who are currently participating and also to our Box Top Coordinator, Meg Bicek! Please contact the school office if you have questions. Thanks!
Two Reminders!  The Spring Easter Event is this Saturday for Preschool-2nd grade students. Please sign up by tomorrow (Wednesday) so we have an accurate count of who will be attending. Attendance is by reservation only. Times for the event are by classroom: Grobe 9-10am Kaiser 10-11am  Stilwagon 11-12pm Klatt 12:30-1:30pm  Hansen 1:30-2:30pm  Kostrzewa 2:30-3:30 Salem Yearbook orders are due by this Friday! We will have limited available to purchase after they arrive. To assure you will receive one, please order using the form or send the office an email. Thank you!

Parent Tip - Encourage Independent Play

Why should we encourage independent play? Here is an article you may find helpful. Entertainment Junkie Further Helpful Resources:

Younger Grade Spring Easter Event

PK - 2nd Grade Parents, Don't forget to sign your child up if they are planning to attend the Spring Easter Event on March 20th that is being planned for just the younger grades. The sign up form was sent home with your child and can be returned to their teacher or to the school office. Contact the school office if you need another form sent home. We are sorry that no guests can be invited this year and you will need to bring your child at the designated time on the invitation due to Covid concerns. One or two parents may attend with them. No siblings, please. Please contact the school office if you have questions.

SPTO Meeting Thursday at 6:30pm

Just a quick reminder that the next SPTO meeting is on Thursday at 6:30pm. You can attend in person in the lunch room or online. (Link to join online via Google Meet:   You can find a copy of the agenda, SPTO by-laws, and draft of the parent lead description here

Need Some Parenting Tips?

Every week we would like to start sharing with you some parenting tips provided through the WELS website or through the Love and Logic website (many of our teachers are trained in the Love and Logic approach and use this in their classroom). Both of these websites provide wonderful resources to help you navigate the difficulties and blessings of being a parent. The first message we want to share gives insight on homework. How involved should you be? We hope these articles will be a blessing to you! Further resources available:

Yearbook and Composite Picture Reminder

We are now taking preorders for the 2020-2021 Salem School Yearbook. Your child brought home an order form that can be sent back to school or email the school office to place your order. Please note the children you are ordering book for and enclose a check (made out to Salem Lutheran School) or cash in the amount of $15 per book OR just sign the form and circle that you would like this billed to TADS (to be billed when yearbooks arrive sometime in April/May). Only one check/order form is needed per family. Interstate Studios has extended ordering class composites through March 10! (these are no longer included in the picture package and must be ordered online through Inter-state). Get yours today at Use Order Code 56490QQ. These are available until 03/10/2021 at 11:59 pm. The cost is $5 per composite. Please call or email the school office if you have any questions. 651-439-7831

Lost and Found!

Email the school office if you would like something sent home. :)

Safety Precaution

Dear Salem Families, Some of you have expressed concern about the police officer that has been parked at our school for the past couple of weeks as you are dropping off your children. The city of Stillwater has done this as a safety measure now that public schools are back to in person schooling. They assumed a higher volume of traffic and bus issues would occur and are using extra police presence as a precaution. Even though our school has been in session since the beginning of the school year, they are including all schools in this plan to assure safety. For this reason, our school has a police car on sight as well. Rest assured this is the reason they are parked there and there is no other issue. I hope this helps calm any worries this may have caused and eases any concern. Blessings on your day!

School Update for 2021-2022 School Year

 Hello Salem Family, We wanted to share with you a few updates for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mr. Scharf has decided to retire at the end of this current school year. We are sad to see him go, but are thankful for all of the years of service he has served here at Salem.  Mrs. Hasselquist is also transitioning to a part time role next year and helping us as we split 3rd and 4th grade for the morning. We are glad she will still be with us to teach your children about God's love. Since we are in need of two teachers for next school year, Salem Lutheran Church will be holding a call meeting on March 21st. Members of the church will be deciding who to call for the upcoming school year.  We are excited for the future of Salem Lutheran School and for the many blessings God has in store for Mr. Scharf, Mrs. H, and our school.

2021-2022 Salem Tuition Agreements

Dear 2021-2022 Salem Families, We are getting ready for the new school year! You will soon be receiving your tuition agreement for next year from TADS. Please complete this agreement as soon as possible after you receive it. If you have requested assistance, your agreement will be sent to you after the assistance award has been communicated to you. If you have any questions or concerns with the agreement before you complete it, please contact the school office. Thank you!

Salem Parent Teacher Organization Meeting March 11th

Hello Salem Families, In preparation for the next SPTO meeting here are a few key items. The meeting will be Thursday, March 11th at 6:30 pm. You can attend either in person in the lunchroom or online in a google meeting. Briefly, the agenda for the meeting will be a review of SPTO's role, elections, discussion of parent lead volunteers, and an upcoming Easter egg hunt. The full agenda can be found using this link: March 11th Agenda If you are interested in becoming an officer you can review the duties in the By-Laws. As the parent lead volunteer is a new initiative, we will need to review and adopt guidelines to be added to the by-laws. Please feel free to review a copy of the parent lead description using the link. Finally, if you are interested in helping out with the Easter egg hunt but not SPTO, feel free to come later to the meeting (approximately 7:30 pm) or please contact Julie Ross We hope to see many of you there! SPTO E