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July Salem School News

New School Year Theme

2022-2023 themeThe new school year theme is “Our Plans, His Promises”. This theme is based on Proverbs 16:9, “In our hearts we plan our course, but the LORD determines our steps. We will be focusing on how we like to be in control of our lives and have “plans” that we feel are best for us. However God is the only one who knows the future, and through his loving kindness, he has created a plan that is the best for each and every one of us. We just need to look for his guidance in his Word rather than trying to take control of the plan ourselves.

New Staff Update

The DornsWe are excited to have Allison and Luke Dorn teach at Salem this year! Allison will teach Kindergarten, and Luke will be teaching English, Literature, and Spelling in the Middle School as well as Music Director. Here is some information they have shared to help everyone get to know them:

Luke Dorn is a 2018 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in coaching. He taught at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Beverly Hills, Florida for four years before returning to the Midwest. Luke grew up in Lewiston, MN, where he attended St. John’s Lutheran School (K-8). After grade school, he attended Luther High School in Onalaska, WI, and graduated in 2014. He enjoys watching the Twins, listening to music and playing piano, singing in church with his wife, Allison, and hiking and camping in the great outdoors.

Allison graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2017. She was first called to teach at Little Lambs Learning Center in Duluth, Minnesota, serving there for two years. In 2019, she married Luke and was called to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Beverly Hills, Florida to be Precious Lambs’ Director and lead teacher. She is excited to be in the kindergarten room at Salem. Allison grew up in the Midwest. Her family moved from West Bend WI, to Stillwater MN, and to Crete Illinois, before she went to college. She enjoys baking, crafting, being outside, and singing with her husband.

Meet the Teacher Nights (School Orientation Nights)

Salem has two days for school orientation for the 2022-2023 school year. This is the time when you can meet with the teacher to talk about the rules and expectations of the classroom. Your student can also bring in their school supplies to put them in their desk to get it all situated.

Please put one of the two following dates on your calendar:

August 22 from 8am – 12pm or August 23 from 3pm – 7pm

School Updates

With summer in full swing, the school is getting its usual cleaning over the summer months. New carpet is planned for the school and principal offices as well as other areas in the church. We are working on installing a PA system to use for announcements and emergency procedures. The school lunch room will have a new epoxy floor installed and walls will be painted. The whole room will look fresh and new! The upstairs hallway will be painted as well as Mrs. Grobe’s room.

Upcoming Events

  • August 22, 8 am-12 pm – Meet the Teacher
  • August 23, 3:00 pm-7 pm – Meet the Teacher
  • August 29 – First Day of 2022-2023 School Year

Registration for Preschool Next School Year

Preschool classes are almost full. 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 a half day, and $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 for registration information and for requesting a tour.

Registration for K-8 Next School Year

We still have room in many classrooms. Please see our website to sign up for a tour with Mr. Klatt. He is happy to show you the school and answer any questions you may have.

Referral Program

The School Board approved a program that gives an incentive to recruit 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 or you can download the Box Tops for Education app on your phone.

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 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 log in 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 the 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.