April Salem School News
Preschool classes are filling fast. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. You have the choice of which days you would like your child to come. There’s a minimum attendance of 3 half days up to 5 full days. The cost is $30 for half day, $40 for a full day. Tours will be scheduled individually for those interested. If you have any questions you can call 651-439-7831 and talk to Jane Grobe. If you know of any 2-4 year olds looking for a preschool, please refer them to our website salemlutheran.org for registration information and for requesting a tour.
Tuition Awards for K-8 Next School Year
Educational grants were allocated to families at the end of March. Families were sent out their tuition agreements for the upcoming school year as well. We continue to thank everyone for their patience as we work through this process and please reach out to Mr. Klatt if you have any questions.
We will no longer require students and guests to take their temperature when they enter school. The face thermometer will be available in the office if anyone would like to check in the morning or if teachers need to check this throughout the day.
We are asking parents to check their child's temperature at home before sending them to school if they seem at all under the weather or not feeling their best. If you are at all concerned about how they are feeling, it is best to keep them home until you are sure they are not sick. This helps everyone in the classroom avoid illness and be able to learn at their best. Thank you for helping us keep our classrooms healthy!
We thank everyone who made the evening a huge success. We all enjoyed learning about the cultures that were displayed throughout the school. A huge thank you to the parents who provided food and refreshments for the staff that evening. It was such a blessing to have some fuel for our bodies on a long day at school. We all truly appreciate our great parents!
Adult Night Out
Salem Parent Organization planned a great night of fundraising and fun to raise funds for a new PA system for the school. We thank all involved for their donations for baskets, volunteer time, and attendance at the event which helped us raise funds. We are also very grateful for many donations from local businesses as well! We will give a total that was raised soon.
Salem is up for re-accreditation this school year. We will have a team to assess all of the data the school has collected to prove that Salem is being run well and efficiently. They may be coming out to talk to you as you drop off your children on those days, so please answer their questions to the best of your ability. We will share how Salem does after the team gives us their report.
Salem is going to have some changes amongst its staff next year. Mrs. Klatt will be staying home with baby Ivy and not teaching Kindergarten next year. Mrs. Stob will not be teaching in the middle school next year either. Allison and Luke Dorn have accepted calls to teach at Salem. Allison will teach Kindergarten, and Luke will be teaching English, Literature and Spelling in the Middle School as well as Music Director. We pray for them as they finish their year in Florida and are excited for them to join us in Minnesota.
Heidi Kostrzewa will also be leaving the Salem family as she is marrying a seminary student who will be vicaring next year. We have called to fill her position. Michelle Stob has accepted the call to teach 2nd grade at Salem next year. We pray for her as she makes this transition and rejoice that she will continue to be a part of the Salem Staff.
St. Croix Joint Ministry with Salem
Due to the Council looking into the financial situation of the church and school, this joint ministry has been put on hold for a year. We will have more updates like the one at the previous voters meeting as we start up next school year. The one page update is attached below if you would like to view it. If you want a printed copy, please reach out to Mr. Klatt or the church office.
Update Document: Joint Ministry Update
No Bus April 1
There will be no bus Friday, April 1. School is in session.
No School April 14 - 18
There will be no school Thursday, April 14 - Monday April 18 for Easter Break.
Map Testing April 25-29
The final round of MAP testing will begin April 25th. These tests are designed to show the students growth throughout the year, which is why they are taken multiple times. It also gives a good data point for teachers to see if the test is showing what we are seeing in the classroom.
Bowling practice began at the end of March. There are enough students for three bowling teams this year which is awesome. Track will begin in April and we are excited to have practice outside and get prepared to have a great track meet.
April 1 - No Bus, School in session
April 2 - Fine Arts Festival SCLA
April 11-13 - MNSAA Visits School
April 14-18 - Easter Break - No School
April 25 - 29 - Map Testing Spring Session
April 28 - Band Concert 6:30 pm
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!
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. You will need this code to have your purchase linked to our account: 2241AD6C14415. Contact the church office for more information.
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 and church year.