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Step Ahead Learning & Tutoring


or SALT, for short, is


A Tutoring and Mentoring Program

for 1st-2nd graders

at St. John’s Lutheran Church





Homework Help





Wednesdays in the 2017-2018 school year

Beginning September 13


except for those Wednesdays when Stewartville Public School dismiss early then SALT runs from 12:45-3pm


It is a way to improve your child’s grades and get them involved in something fun and rewarding.

Activities include tutoring/homework help, enrichment exercises, games, and devotion time.


Sample SALT Schedule:

3:00 Students Arrive

3:05-3:20 Group Activity

3:20-3:30 Healthy Snack

3:30-4:45 Homework Help/Tutoring

4:45-5:00 Devotion

5:00 Pack up/Pick up


Parent and student commitment to the program will lead to success! 


Preregistration is required.

If your child will be absent, call the church office at 507-533-4420.

Pick your child up promptly at 5pm.


Weekly attendance is expected.


Parents, it is your responsibility to pick up your child by closing time.

Other church programs begin shortly after the closing time and we need to be ready for those.


Transportation will be available after school from Bonner School via Grisim Bus for one of their tokens.

Please let us know if your child will require transportation!


Bonus Bucks!

Our “Bonus Bucks” rewards program encourages children to work hard and to be committed to completing their tasks to the best of their abilities.

This program, part of the math curriculum, teaches money management, budgeting, and how to keep a checkbook.

Bonus Bucks are awarded based on attendance, behavior, and achievement. Students will have the opportunity to purchase items from the Bonus Bucks Shop several times throughout the year.


Step Ahead Learning & Tutoring (SALT) is a branch of Rebecca’s Garden of Hope, a tutoring and mentoring ministry associated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Its basis is to show God’s love by providing practical help for children to succeed in their education and their lives.