Salem Lutheran School News

April 2021 Newsletter

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Call to Serve


Welcome back to school! We pray the Lord blessed you and your loved ones over Easter.


Over the Easter holiday, Mr. and Mrs. Perry received divine calls to serve as Principal/7th-8th grade teacher and 1st-2nd grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Jenera, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Perry welcome your feedback and questions. Feel free to reach out to them and share your thoughts. During this time of deliberation, let us pray together for our Lord to guide their decision to where He sees their talents best used.

April News

Feeling Good Mileage Club

The F.G.M.C., a program that promotes exercise, is set to begin the week of April 12th. Students have the opportunity to walk or run during their lunch recesses. Each participating student will earn a small plastic foot charm and a prize for every 5 miles they walk or run. If they walk or run 20 miles, they will earn a sports water bottle.

So let’s get those feet moving!

If you have not yet signed your student up, it’s not too late. They cannot participate to earn prizes if they’re not signed up, we don’t want to see anyone left out. Please visit www.sparrowmilesclub.com for more info.


If you are interested in volunteering an afternoon to help supervise students as they participate, please email the school office.


Warm Weather Attire

Now that shorts may be worn to school, please make sure that they are of proper length; the handbook states “mid-thigh”. Also, sleeveless shirts are allowed, but no tank tops (Use the four finger rule – and if you have to question it, it’s probably NOT appropriate.) Sandals that fit securely with a back strap are allowed. No backless shoes or flip-flops.


2021/2021 Enrollment

If you have not yet turned in the yellow Pre-Registration Form, and you wish to have your students attend Salem next school year, please email the school office. Planning for next school year has already begun. It is very helpful to know an approximate number of students per grade while ordering classroom supplies.


Word of mouth is the best advertising tool for our school. If you know a family looking to provide a Christian Education for their children, please tell them about us and the good work we do here. Invite them to call or email the school office. We would love to set up a time to talk with them.


MLS Open House and Late Night

April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm and 7:00-11:00 pm

Come explore Michigan Lutheran Seminary and find out more about your school! All 6th-8th graders and their families are invited to visit and learn a little bit more about how MLS can serve you. Here are some of the things you can plan to see and do at the Open House.

  • Learn about the special purpose of MLS and meet the leaders of our faculty.
  • Visit our classrooms and meet with our students, teachers, and coaches.
  • Ask questions of MLS faculty and current MLS parents about the pros and cons of MLS.
  • Take a tour of the school and get acquainted with the campus.
  • Speak with the dorm staff and see the dormitories.


If your family is interested in attending, MLS asks for advance notice to help accommodate visitors. Families can register online by visiting www.mlsem.org or calling (989)793-1010.


Immediately after the Open House we will have our Late Night event (usually the Lock-In) from 7-11 pm. The Late Night will include games, snacks, raffle prizes, and lots of fun with old and new friends! Most of the event will be held outside on the athletic fields and parking lot along with the gym. For more information and to register for the Late Night, visit www.mlsem.org/lockin. We’ll see you there!


Online Offering Option for Salem Lutheran Church

Salem has the option of online and text giving.

Salem Church has created a secure, online giving account through Faithlife Giving.

ONLINE:

Simply go to https://faithlife.com/selc-5/give and follow the prompts. If you would like to make this a weekly or monthly recurring offering, you will need to create a Faithlife account. Once you create an account, you will be able to track your offerings as well as edit the amount and date of your offerings.

TEXT:

"Text to Give" through Faithlife. Salem’s phone number is 989-200-3454.

Simply text the word Give with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to (989) 200 3454. You will receive a follow-up text to add payment information or login into your account once you create an account. The gift can be cancelled by texting "cancel gift" within 30 minutes if an error was made.


Kroger Community Rewards

We participate in Kroger Community Rewards. This program gives a percentage back to Salem Lutheran School for every dollar you spend at Kroger. It is linked to your Kroger Plus Card. Go to krogercommunityrewards.com to get enrolled. Salem’s Number is 84268.

America & Me Essay Contest

CONGRATULATIONS Grace Steiger!!

Grace finished 1st place at Salem for the America & Me Essay Contest. Her essay was moved to the final round of judging. The final round consisted of over 2000 essays from 200 Michigan 8th grade students. Out of those essays, Grace finished 8th place!! Both Grace and Salem School will receive a scholarship for her essay. We are so proud of her accomplishments!

Reading Month

Reading Month has come to an end, but that does not mean you should stop reading! The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health.


Top Ten Benefits of Reading for Children

  1. Their vocabulary is larger and more extensive.
  2. They perform better academically.
  3. Their imagination can run wild.
  4. Their creativity skills develop.
  5. They develop empathy.
  6. They gain a deeper understanding of their world.
  7. Their concentration levels improve.
  8. The parent and child bond improves.
  9. Their cognitive development is supported.
  10. Their social skills and interaction improve.
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Boys' Basketball Game Schedule

Friday, April 16th - Away Game (2 Spectators per player)

Bethel, Bay City vs. Salem B-Game starts at 5:30/A-Game starts at 6:30


Tuesday, April 23 - Home Game (2 Spectators per player)

Salem vs. Emanuel, Lansing A-Game starts at 5:30 (No B-Game)


Friday, April 23 - Away Game (4 Spectators per player)

Trinity, Bay City vs. Salem B-Game starts at 5:30/A-Game starts at 6:30


Tuesday, April 27 - Home Game (2 Spectators per player)

Salem vs. Zion, Chesaning B-Game starts at 5:30/A-Game starts at 6:30


Friday, April 30 - Home Game (2 Spectators per player)

Salem vs. St. Barts/GS/St. Johns B-Game starts at 5:30/A-Game starts at 6:30


Tuesday, May 7 - Away Game (4 Spectators per player)

St. John's, Bay City vs. Salem

B-Game starts at 5:30/A-Game starts at 6:30

The dawning of another Easter morning reminds us that the Victory is won!

We Worship

We shared the message of triumph through the risen Jesus with so many as they came to see the church and new community center! Below are song lyrics of a piece that we played at our English/Spanish service.

What Were You Thinking


What were you thinking as your trust was betrayed?
They’re tying my hands while my friends ran away.
Armies of angels would have answered your call,
And you didn’t struggle at all.

What were you thinking when they spit in your face?
I’ll get even with them and the whole human race?
They crowned you with thorns though you were more than a king,
And you didn’t say anything.

What were you thinking, a person could ask?
Were you out of your mind to agree?
What were you thinking to stand in between
An angry Father and me?

What were you thinking as you hung on the tree?
A curse on them all for laughing at me?
But in all of these things your thoughts were perfectly clean,
And you purchased heaven for me.

What were you thinking, a person could ask?
Were you out of your mind to agree?
What were you thinking to stand in between
An angry Father and me?

What were you thinking as you hung on the tree?
A curse on them all for laughing at me?
When armies of angels would have answered your call,
You didn’t struggle at all.

You said “Father, forgive them all,”
And you purchased heaven for us all.

Praise God with us for the opportunities here. God bless you in your final Lent and Easter meditation. He is risen. He is risen, indeed!

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."