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February Salem School News

Enrollment for 2023-2024

Enrollment started for the 2024-2025 school year and we are off to a great start! We are implementing a new system called Gradelink which also uses a tuition payment system called PaySimple. Since we are using this new system next school year we are taking the opportunity to make sure all of the information we have for your family is up-to-date and accurate. A link to enroll can be found in the Parent Portal under the ‘Enroll Here’ tab. New families may begin enrolling on February 1st. 

Preschool registration fees are $100 for the early bird until March 1st, then the fee is $175. 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 K-8 registration fee is $175 before March 1st and $275 after. We ask families that are interested in tuition assistance to please fill out a Financial Aid application. You must apply by March 1 to be eligible to receive an award.

Please encourage any families interested in our school to contact either Mr. Klatt ( for K-8 students or Mrs. Grobe ( for preschool students. Families interested in our school are also encouraged to sign up for a tour on our website!

The Stob’s Divine Call

Mr. and Mrs. Stob returned their calls to serve at Divine Savior in Delray Beach, Florida. We are thankful that they will continue to be with us and serve here at Salem. 

Open House – January 24

Salem hosted an Open House on January 24th which focused on our Kindergarten and Preschool.  We were pleased to have had four families attend. We will plan another Open House in early March to target families that would prefer to attend at a time later in the day. More information on the date and time will be shared soon. We appreciate your help in getting the word out regarding our school. Please encourage anyone you know who might be interested, that we welcome them to sign up for a tour on our website.

1st Semester Chapel Offerings

We collected $1,148.61 in our chapel offerings during the first semester of school. We are so excited to send this collection to the WELS Tell Ministry. This ministry encourages spiritual growth through online learning.  Please continue to pray for this ministry and the wonderful outreach it provides. Our second-semester chapel offerings will go toward North Valley Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Montana. This is a new mission starting for our synod.

Parent /Teacher Meetings

The third quarter has begun! If you would like a meeting to discuss your child’s progress and haven’t done so yet, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. They will be happy to set up a time in the coming weeks in February that works best for you!

No School on February 2 and February 19

We will not have school on Friday, February 2nd. This day is an in-service day for our teachers to work on Map Testing results. There is also no school on Monday, February 19, Presidents Day.

Power Up Challenge

Salem students will participate in the Health Partners Power Up School Challenge from January 29 – February 16.  They will focus on eating healthy, exercising, and having positive minds.  By learning to eat healthy and exercising more the students will feel better and focus better in the classroom.

Culvers Fundraiser for DC Trip

The school has partnered with Culver’s restaurant in Stillwater and every 4th Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm, 10% percent of the proceeds from that time will be donated to the School’s Washington DC trip.  The next one is Tuesday, February 27.  The kids thank you for your support!

Spirit Week February 5 – 9

From Feb. 5-9, Salem will be having our annual Spirit Week. This is the week when students have dress-up days and different activities at various times throughout the week. This all culminates in a Pep Rally where we celebrate Salem school spirit on Friday. We are excited to have this again and for the students to show their Salem pride! On Friday, some of our students will participate in the A team boy’s basketball tournaments which will be held at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN through the weekend. Please see the attached poster for dress up days.

Education Night Is Coming on March 21

Mark your calendars! On March 21st, Salem will be having its annual Education Night. This night is a time when we focus on one of the subjects we teach at Salem and invite families into the school to projects and activities the students have done. This year the classrooms will have activities and projects focused on the topic of Math. Please make plans to attend this awesome event at Salem on March 21!

Sports Update

The C-team, Boy’s A-team, and Girl’s A-team continue to improve and perform well. The girls’ and boys’ A teams played in a tournament in Mankato on January 20th. The boys played well but left with two losses. The girl’s team ended up winning the tournament with some hard-fought games. The C-team continues to improve and has won and lost a few games. We thank the coaches and the parents for the time that they have dedicated to Salem sports. 

Upcoming Events

  • February 2         No School, Teacher Inservice
  • February 5-9     Spirit Week/Winter Fest
  • February 9-11     League Basketball Tournament 
  • February 14       Ash Wednesday Service @ 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm
  • February 16-18  MLC Basketball Tournament
  • February 19       No School, Presidents Day
  • February 21       Lenten Service @ 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm
  • February 27      Salem Night at Culver’s
  • February 28      Lenten Service @ 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm

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 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.

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 forget 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.

2024 Spirit Week