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December Salem School Newsletter

Advent Services

The school children will once again be sharing the story of Jesus’ birth on the three Advent Wednesdays and one Thursday evening for preschool. Our theme focuses on the Old Testament promises that point us to Jesus’ birth. Here is a calendar of when the students will be sharing the good news of our Savior’s birth:

December 6th – 5th-8th Grade @ 4:00pm              December 13th – K-1st Grade @ 4:00pm

December 7th – PreK Service @ 6:00pm                December 20th – 2nd – 4th Grade @ 4:00pm

Parents, please contact your child’s teacher for more information on their participation on these dates. You are invited to stay after the services on Wednesdays to enjoy fellowship and a meal in the fellowship hall.

Salem’s Band Christmas Concert

Salem’s students have again been taught this year by St. Croix Lutheran Academy band instructors. This allows them to join the Christmas Band Concert at St. Croix Lutheran on December 19th. If you would like to hear the middle school band play some wonderful Christmas music, make plans to attend the concert at St. Croix Lutheran on December 19th at 6:30 pm. Band students should contact their band instructors for more information.

Mr. Klatt’s Divine Call

Mr. Klatt received a Divine Call to serve as Principal at Wisconsin Lutheran School in Racine, WI. The school has around 165 students from K4-8 and is located in southern WI on Lake Michigan. Please keep Mr. Klatt and his family in your prayers as they deliberate where best to serve God in his kingdom. 

Jump Up Day/Crusader for a Day

On December 1st, 8th-grade students will have the opportunity to go to St. Croix Lutheran to experience what high school will be like. On this day, we also have our grade school students and Mrs. Grobe’s students “Jump up” to the next grade level to get to know their teacher for the upcoming school year and get to know the classroom as well. This is a great event and allows the students to enjoy being in the grade above them for a little time during the day. 

Christmas Break

Our school will participate in Christmas games with their teams on December 22. Please contact your child’s teacher regarding classroom Christmas parties. Christmas break is December 25, 2023 – January 5, 2024. School resumes on January 8.

Salem Social Media

Follow our school on Facebook and Instagram for behind-the-scenes peeks, moments with God’s word, and all the latest news. You can help us get the message out by liking, commenting, and sharing our posts. If you have any questions, please contact Abigail Ibisch. ( We welcome comments, ideas, and suggestions for things you’d like to see on our page. We have two accounts each:

Facebook: Salem Lutheran Church AND Salem Lutheran School

Instagram: @Salem.lutheran (Church account) AND @salemlutheranmn (School account)

How else can you help us? Don’t forget about our referral program to tell others about the benefits of Christian education at our school. You will receive a $200 tuition credit for every family that tells us you referred them to us when they enroll!

Enrollment for 2024-2025

Returning school families enrollment will open for the 2024-2025 school year on January 8th. We are using a new system next year called Gradelink and a tuition payment system called PaySimple. Watch for more information coming soon on how to reenroll for the new school year.  New families may begin enrolling on February 1st. 

Upcoming Events

  • December 1 – Jump Up Day
  • December 1 – Basketball Games at Salem against Christ Lutheran
  • December 6 – Middle School, Advent Service @ 4 pm, meal served after
  • December 7 – PreK, Advent Service @ 6 pm
  • December 8 – Basketball games at Salem against Good Shepherd
  • December 13 – K-1, Advent Service @ 4 pm, meal served after
  • December 15 – Basketball games at St John Corcoran
  • December 20 – Grades 2-4, Advent Service @ 4 pm, meal served after
  • December 25 – January 5 – No School, Christmas Break

Referral Program

The School Board approved a program that gives the 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 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.

Box Tops for Education

Sign up at or download the Box Tops for Education app on your phone. 

Raise Right (formerly Shop With Scrip)

You can buy gift cards from your favorite brands to earn money for Salem on your daily purchases. Visit to set up an account today. Use enrollment code: 2241AD6C1441

We Are Also Collecting Aluminum Cans and Pop Tabs

Aluminum cans benefit our athletic program and can be bagged up and placed in the wooden bin next to the garage facing Panama Ave. We will continue to support The Ronald McDonald House by participating in the Pop Tab program. The cash received goes directly to support Ronald McDonald House. They can be dropped off in the bin at the entrance to the school. 


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.