November School News

COVID Update

We have had a couple cases of COVID in school. One case caused a classroom to have to quarantine at school, but no further spread was created. Another case was a sibling of our students that didn’t cause any disruption to Salem. We continue to thank God for allowing us to run a smooth school year in person. We continue to ask parents to monitor their children’s health and keep them home if they aren’t feeling well.

St. Croix Joint Ministry with Salem

A one page document is linked below about the St. Croix Joint Ministry opportunity. If you would like a link to the update, please contact Mr. Klatt at rklatt@salemlutheran.org. Mr. Todd Russ and Nate Kallies will also be at our next congregational meeting to answer questions and share St. Croix’s vision of the Joint Ministry alongside Salem’s vision.

Update Document: Joint Ministry Update

K-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

A big thank you to all of our Salem families for coming and having parent teacher conferences with us in October. It is always great to talk with you about your wonderful children, and how we can continue to partner with each other to help them grow academically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

Preschool teachers are meeting with their preschool parents the first week of November. If you have not signed up for a preschool meeting, please contact your child’s teacher.

No Bus November 1 & 2

There will be no bus service for our school on November 1-2. Please make arrangements for drop off and pick up on those days. School is in session.

No School November 5 and November 24-26

There will be no school on November 5. This is a teacher inservice day. There is also no school on November 24-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Christmas Service Update

Instead of the K-8 students having one service on December 15th for sharing the story of our Savior’s birth, we will be having the Christmas story spread out over our three midweek Advent services. These services will be held as follows:

5-8: Wednesday, December 1st @ 4pm in the church sanctuary

K-1: Wednesday, December 8th @ 4pm in the church sanctuary

2-4: Wednesday, December 15th @ 4pm in the church sanctuary

These services will be live-streamed and posted on Youtube for family members who can’t make it or would like to rewatch it. Meals will be served following each service and all are welcome to stay for food & fellowship! The Preschool Christmas Service will be held as originally scheduled on December 9th at 6:00 pm. We are asking that only immediate family attend this service. It will be Live-streamed and posted on Youtube as well.

Purchase your Salem Apparel Now to Arrive Before Christmas

The SPTO webstore is now open! The webstore will close on 11/8 @ 11:00pm to arrive in time for the holidays. If your order is a gift and you would not like it sent home with your student, please select “Pick up in Office” for your student’s grade.

Access the webstore here:

https://design.hedusa.com/salemlutheran/shop/home

All proceeds will go to fundraising efforts for a new PA system.

Sports Update

Our Girl’s Volleyball team played well this season. They took first in their tournament at West Lutheran and almost beat an A-team that they played during the regular season. They just finished up the season by having their party. Thank you to Tom and Allison Stob for coaching the girl’s B-team this year.

The Cross Country season has their last meet on October 20th. All runners improved their times in the first meet and are working towards continued improvement in the upcoming meet. Gideon Paulsen did take 2nd for 7th graders in the first meet. Thank you to Mrs. Klatt for coaching Cross Country again.

The Disc Golf team played well too. They placed 4th, 4th and 3rd in their matches this year. They continued to improve their throws and enjoyed being out in nature. Thank you to Jon Ransom for coaching them this Fall.

Mr. Stob and I are looking into basketball teams at Salem. The only sure team is girl’s B-team basketball, but we are hopeful that we will have a boys B-team at Salem as well.

Upcoming Events

Monday-Tuesday, November 1 & 2 - No Bus, School is in Session

Monday-Friday, November 1-5 - Preschool Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 5 - No School - Teacher Inservice

Sunday, November 21 - Confirmation Examination 1

Wednesday - Friday, November 24-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 3 - Jump Up Day

Referral Program

The School Board approved a program that gives an incentive to 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.

No More Clipping Box Tops

Boxtops has come up with a more technological way to earn money for Salem Lutheran School. Instead of clipping the box tops and sending them in, you can now scan your receipt through the app on your phone and the points will be awarded to your school. The website to sign up on is https://www.boxtops4education.com or you can download the Box Tops for Education app on your phone. Thanks to all who have been collecting these labels for us over the years! Boxtops will still honor any non-expired labels you may still see on their products. However, these will be phased out over time as the new products will not have the old label, and scanning the receipt will eventually be the only way to collect points for our school. Bring in any non-expired labels you find. Our school can still get credit for these!

We Are Also Collecting Aluminum Cans

Aluminum cans benefit our athletic program and can be bagged up and placed in the wooden bin that is next to the garage facing Panama Ave. on our property. Thanks for helping our school!

SCRIP

Have you checked out the ShopWithSCRIP.com website? You can now order your own SCRIP any time, anywhere you need it. You can also now order with your credit card! All you have to do is login and sign up! If you have students at Salem, the rebates earned can be applied to your child’s tuition. There will be a flat 5% fee on all orders. This will cover the shipping and administrative fees involved in the orders. You can also apply your profits to your child's lunch account as well as tuition. We have also added an option to direct your profits to church. Contact the church office for more information.

Prayer

One way we usually forget about how we can help our school and church is to pray for them throughout the year. Your prayers are always a blessing and it is great to know that you are asking God for his blessings in our school year.

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