Salem Lutheran School News

November 2020 Newsletter

God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in danger. Therefore we will not fear.....The Lord Almighty is our fortress the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46: 1-2, 11


Church Attendance:

A firm foundation, whether literal or figurative, is critical in our lives. The most important piece of that foundation is God’s Word. It is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to teach your children about God’s Word and how we can use it in our lives, but that should not be the only time that our children hear about all of the wonderful things we have through Jesus. Going to your home church regularly and joining fellow believers in formal worship should be a part of all our lives. Salem has church services on Thursday evening at 7 PM and Sunday morning at 8:00 and 10:30. Our procedures and platforms to preach God's Word has changed, but the message we preach is the same: God sent his son to live, die, and rise again for us. We have eternal life in heaven through him.

You can sign up for live church services at http://www.salemowosso.org. Click on the dates and use SignUpGenuius to pick a date and time to worship in person. You can also join Salem for our live-stream service on YouTube. The live-stream service begins at 10:30 on Sundays. Click on the link below to take you to our YouTube channel. While there, browse through our weekly devotions.


Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations will be on Thursday, November 5th. Appointment slips were sent home Wednesday, October 28th. The school will dismiss at 11:30 am on Thursday. Please remember to bring a mask to wear while in the school building. If you forget, we will provide a disposable one for you to use.


Owosso Public School

Owosso Public Schools have switched to virtual learning until November 13. At this time, this does not affect us. Salem will continue to have in-class learning every day. If your child is feeling ill, please remember to keep them home until they are better. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office. Thank you for your cooperation.


Appropriate Dress

Colder weather has arrived. Please be sure to send your child to school with the appropriate outdoor wear. Consider sending, hats, gloves, or mittens, along with their warm coats.


Hearing and Vision Screening

The Health Department will be in on November 16th for hearing and vision screening. All students Pre-K - 8th grade will take part in this. If further testing is needed, the Health Department will inform families individually.


PTO

Please watch the calendar for information on our next PTO meeting. We will provide updated information next week.


Thanksgiving Break

There is no school on November 26th - 27th for Thanksgiving break.


Thanksgiving Worship Opportunities

Salem Lutheran Church is offering two Thanksgiving Services.

* Wednesday, Nov. 25th @ 7:00 P.M.

* Thursday, Nov. 26th @ 10:00 A.M.


Missions

Don’t forget your mission offering each Friday. This semester’s mission is the Costa Maya Ministries in Mahahual, Mexico.


Girls Basketball

The girls' basketball season is coming to an end. We have had a great season and our Lady Cardinals have played very hard. A special thanks to Coach Aschenbrenner and Coach Weber for helping with our program. We set goals every season and those goals are always focused on playing hard, improving as individuals and as a team, and having fun. By those standards, we are looking back on a very successful season. Not only did the girls grow together, but they also represented themselves, Salem, and their Savior wonderfully. There is only one more in-season game. Look for more information to come regarding our post-season tournaments. Thank you for all of your support this season and for the understanding and cooperation, you showed through this exceptional season.


Event Photos

If you have any photos from this year's sporting events, please email the school office at school@salemowosso.org. The pictures may be featured in the school yearbook, the newsletter, or our school website.


MLS Musical

Michigan Lutheran Seminary is proud to announce our fall musical, In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot), coming to you November 20-22, 2020.

Desperate to hide out from the police, two small-time crooks - Tony and Vinny - take the Douglas family hostage right as they're sitting down to a Christmas dinner! But Tony is clearly flying by the seat of his pants and Vinny is too dimwitted to be much help. The two bumbling criminals have the tables turned on them, becoming hostages themselves at an uncomfortable, awkward family dinner! Will the crooks escape the awkwardness or will their gooses get cooked along with the Christmas ham?


We will have limited seating available and the show will be live-streamed. You can reserve your tickets or your very own, free streaming pass at www.mlsem.org/fall-play starting on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. We hope you will be able to join us!


School Closings

In the event of a school closing due to inclement weather, tune to WJRT channel 12, WNEM TV-5. We will be closed if Owosso Public Schools are closed. You may also check either of these television channel’s website for this information. www.abc12.com; www.wnem.com In the event of a delayed start, we will begin at 10:00 and we WILL NOT have kindergarten that day. Please do not call the television station or the school office for school closing information.


Gift Cards Through Great Lakes Scrip

Do you buy gift cards for the holidays? Purchase them through Great Lakes Scrip and Salem gets a percentage just for being the middleman! Please visit www.shopwithscrip.com for a list of over 700 retailers. Salem’s enrollment code is 3756687C28731. Contact Stephanie in the school office for details and help if needed. All holiday orders will be submitted on December 6th to ensure delivery well before Christmas break. *attached is a guide for new (to scrip) families.

There is now a phone app that allows you to order gift cards and ship them directly to your home. If you prefer digital gift cards, that is also available on the phone app. Download RaiseRight and put in our enrollment code 3756687C28731 to begin.


Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-1426913, AmazonSmile donates to Salem Lutheran Church & School? Just use the link above and your purchases will earn money for our Athletic Fund.

Meet Mission Friends at Costa Maya


Jesus and Ingrid are a brother and sister from Cruz de Cristo Lutheran Church!



Jesus (a common name in Mexico) is 12 years old with 4 siblings in his family. Ask Jesus what he does for fun and he says, “Video games!” Which ones? Pokemon, Dragon Ball and Brawl Stars. Favorite food? “Mole (mo-la) made by my mom. It is a chocolate chile sauce! We usually eat it over chick and rice.”



Jesus got to know of Cruz de Cristo Lutheran Church when a Costa Maya teacher held a little devotional in a friends home and he got to know people in the church. The pastor visited his family, too. He often rides to church in the church van. “I like hearing about God and being together with my friends at church” he says. His favorite Bible readings are the accounts of In”



Ingrid is Jesus’ sister, 16 years old and in her 3rd year of high school. What does she enjoy? “I like going to the beach and listening to music”. Ingrid wants to become a marine biologist or achild psychologist who helps abused or neglected children.



Ingrid became involved at Cruz de Cristo with her brother and says, “I find hope in my identity in my Lord’. She likes caring for and teaching the little children, and being involved in projects.
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Salem Girl's Basketball Highlights

Girl's Away Basketball Game

Friday, Nov. 6th, 4pm

216 North Saint West

Tawas City, MI

Girl's away basketball game against Emanuel Lutheran School in Tawas. Players (and siblings attending the game) will be dismissed from school at 12:30. Please have players to Emanuel no later than 3:15.
"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." -Jeremiah 29:11