Dear Parents and Guardians,


Happy Easter! Our Savior has risen and has given us hope, joy and love. The beautiful opportunity to join eternal life with Him in Heaven. On Easter Sunday Mass, Fr. Ryan spoke about when we go to mass to receive communion, go with the mindset of this is your first communion, maybe your last or your only Holy communion. How much more special is receiving Jesus with this thought on your mind?


Thinking about his words after mass, I wondered about what if this was the mindset of each of us as we awake in the morning? How would we approach the day if we thought about it as experiencing the first morning ever, or this could be the only day? Would this cause us to pivot our everyday actions or approach to the moments gifted to us in the day? Would gratitude be intentional in the small moments, experiences, and interactions throughout the day? Would each moment be like a child finding an Easter Egg? Would the experience be like eating your favorite flavored jelly bean? Would interactions be like hosting and hugging a family member that has not been seen for awhile?


Each day the faculty and staff along with the leadership team are blessed to have these moments, experiences and interactions with the family community of SMSA. Together, the whole SMSA community changes the world to be a better tomorrow. We journey through learning experiences that are tough and hard at times, and joyous and celebrated at other times. All part of the individual journeys we travel through life together.


Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA. Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.


God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA


Standards Based Grading

The objective of the video series is to educate parents in short videos to unpack Standard Based Grading. The series intends to deliver an education and mindshift to understand Standards Based Grading, why Standards Based Grading is best practice, and how Standards Based Grading functions with the parent and teacher supporting the student’s journey.


Please select the following six links to see the box set of SBG at SMSA.

Upcoming Dates

April 18th – April 22nd: Forward Testing make-up tests
Week of May 9th: Scholastic Book Fair in the library
June 8: 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church 9:00 a.m. Mass

Lemonade Day - May 7th

Lemonade Day is coming Saturday, May 7th from 11AM-2PM! SMSA’s 5th Grade entrepreneurs will have Lemonade Stands in the following locations:

  • Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
  • Gilles Frozen Custard
  • Philly’s on 4th Grocery & Deli


We invite you to visit these stands, enjoy some lemonade and treats, and see what else these creative students have in store for you!


Spring BOGO Book Fair Coming Soon - May 9th - 13th

Mark your calendars! Week of May 9-13, SMSA will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the library. This book fair is a BOGO event! Perfect time to stock up for your summer reading! Stay tuned to the eLedger for more information.


Click here to view flyer


Fashion Academy for grades 8-12 at Mount Mary University - June 27th - July 1st

Get ready to unleash your creativity this summer!


Fashion Academy is a week-long experience for students entering grades 8-12 who have a love of fashion and want to learn more about the industry. Experience fashion through hands-on activities with Mount Mary faculty and meet alumni industry professionals. Learn insider know-how and discover the skills and digital tools needed for a career in fashion design and promotion.


Mount Mary Fashion Academy will be June 27- July 1 | Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Cost: $200 ($13.80 processing fee).


Click this link to learn more


News and Information

Principal's Pen

This week’s Principal’s Pen awards winners are:


Addisyn P. – For caring deeply about her classmates and always encourages others to make good choices. She comes to class ready to learn.


Danica S. – For being a walking example of faith. Her love for God shines throughout the classroom. She is a great leader with her example of faith.


Austin V. – For showing respect and leadership in the classroom by helping others in need and taking initiative to lend a hand and show another student how to solve a problem. She is very strong in her faith.


Annaleigh S. – For being respectful to her classmates and teacher. She is always wanting to push her learning as far as she can and is an inspiration in class.


Dorothy S. – For being respectful to her classmates and teachers and always making sure everyone is included.


Lucas B. – For treating everyone with respect and kindness at all times. He puts forth his best effort into all of his learning.


Carter S. – For always being respectful to others. He takes pride in his learning.


Allison S. – For being respectful to everyone. She always gives her best when completing assignments and working with a group. School and learning are important to Allison.


August T. – For always being respectful and responsible. He stands up for other students and doesn’t leave anybody excluded.


Natalie S. – For always being respectful and responsible. She strives to be a leader and model.


Click here to view our winners.


April Specialist Newsletter

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After School Child Care - Part Time

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is seeking an individual who desires an opportunity to work in a dynamic empowering environment with students in grades 4K-5 as a part-time supervisor for our before/after school care programs. Each of the three classrooms are custom to certain grade levels and activities associated with the range of the grade levels.  


A strong candidate is willing to work as a team member, collaborate with colleagues and complete the Safe Environment Education training. Person with experience in an elementary school and/or child care setting is preferred, but not required. Part-time (15-20 hrs.) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and/or 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. on scheduled school days during the academic year.  


Qualified candidates should send letter of interest, resume and completed application  ( to: SMSA, Attn: Carrie Wiza, 255 County Road K,  Fond du Lac, WI 54937 or

Scholarship Opportunities

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Before/After School Care News

After School Care for 2022/2023

The after school program has reached capacity in registrations for the next school year.  You may register for next school year, and your name will be added to a wait list.  As a reminder, the after school program is for students in grades P3 through grade 5.