MARCH 2019

From the Principal’s Desk

March is a busy month. Lent and Reading Month are two of the big events on the calendar. The Pioneers are also preparing for Pine Car Derby. A busy calendar results in more responsibility for parents and many long days. Please remember how thankful we are for you and all that you do for our school and your children. The volunteers we have at Salem and the parents who are committed to the Christian upbringing of their children are at the center of what makes our school and ministry special. Thank you for all you do and God bless you.
Boys Basketball Make-Up Game
          We will be making up the cancelled A-team game against Emanuel on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30pm. 
Feelin’ Good Mileage Club
          Please make sure to register your child at if you’ve not yet done so.  Extra information packets are available in the school office.  March 4th is the deadline for your child to receive preprinted cards with their names on them.  Due to legal restrictions, students may not participate if they are not registered.
          We are looking for some volunteers to monitor the children’s walking, which takes place at their lunchtime recess from 12-1pm.  If you could spare an hour or two per week, please return the attached form to the school office.  The program will run from April 8th – May 24th.
Lenten Suppers
  • Sisters Serving Christ will host March 6th & 27th  
  • PTO is scheduled to host the Lenten Supper on March 13th & April 3rd
  • Two dates that are open are March 20th and April 10th if any group would like to host them for a fundraiser
Please keep in mind what a wonderful opportunity this is for the congregation to see the support of the young families of the school.  Students are encouraged to attend, help out, eat a nice supper, and visit with the congregation members.
          The PTO Popcorn Sale will be Friday, March 8th; 50 cents per bag.
          Our second semester mission is to Grace Hmong Outreach in Vietnam.
On December 1, 2018, our synod is launching a special synod-wide offering to support Hmong outreach in Vietnam. WELS has been invited by the communist Vietnamese government to establish a theological training facility in Hanoi, Vietnam, to train leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC). With the Lord’s blessing, we pray that God’s grace is shared with the more than 100,000 members who make up the HFC and the 2 million Hmong living in Vietnam and the surrounding countries.The goal of the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” offering is to receive gifts totaling $2 million by June 30, 2019, to fund the land purchase, building construction, and the first two years of operational costs for the theological training facility in Hanoi. A flyer is attached with more info.
March is Reading Month
          March Reading Month at Salem runs from March 4th to April 1st. We are in search of some guest readers. If you, or someone you know, is interested in coming into the school and reading in one of the Preschool through 8th grade classrooms, we’d love to hear from you.  All you really need is about a 15 minute block of time and a favorite book.  If you are interested, please contact the school office at 725-2234.
          We thank you for all the time and effort put by the students and parents during this special month.  All pledges made to school during reading month will go toward helping our Library update our book collection. 
          All reading month info will be sent home on Monday.
2019-2020 Pre-Registration Forms
Although it seems like a long way off, we are already making plans for next year.  Any help or information you can give us is appreciated.
Attached are pre-registration forms for the 2019-2020 school year. If you know of any families who are interested in enrolling their child or have kindergarten-age children, pass this information on to them or contact the school and we will send an invitation and packet out to them.
          We hope that all of our students return for the next year and that we are blessed with many new faces in our midst.  Christian Education and teaching our children to study God’s Word and apply it to their lives is the most precious gift we can give them.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
          If you were unable to attend Parent-Teacher conferences last month, please contact the school and set a time to sit down with your child’s teacher. 
Chapel Service
          The Chapel Service for this month is Friday, March 1st @8:10am. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend this short service.

Pioneer News
          The Pioneer Pine Car Derby will take place at Salem School on Saturday, March 16th.
          This month’s ice cream sale will be on Friday, March 22nd.  All items are $1.00.
The Pioneer Swim Party date and details are still being finalized. We will notify everyone as soon as we have it worked out.
Spring Break
          This year’s spring break is scheduled for March 25th-29th.