No School Friday, April 19th - Good Friday

SMSA will be closed, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.  All offices, including the Business and Scrip offices, will be closed.

From the Office of Steve Kelnhofer, P3 - 5th Grade Principal

News from the South Hall

Dear Parents,


Last week, during our K – 2nd grade Mass, I witnessed two kindergartners bring the gifts to the altar from the back of the chapel.  Watching each of them walking so carefully with the gifts was wonderfully precious.  It brought these questions to my mind; Do I bring my gifts to Jesus with such care?  How often do I thank God for the gifts I’ve been given?  What would happen if we all cared for each other as gifts from God the way these two kindergartners are caring for the gifts they have right now in their hands? During this Holy Week, please join me in reflecting in these questions.  


After School Playground Safety

Thank you for helping us with student safety after school. This week we’ve seen changes to help the whole community.  As a reminder, students may go to after-school care at 3:00 p.m.  They may also reside in the South hall lobby to be supervised until 3:15 p.m. by a supervisor.


NO student is to remain on the premises for the purpose of playing on the playground after school without parental supervision standing on the playground.


Forward Testing

Forward testing has concluded for the elementary students. The test results will be given to you at the start of the next school year.


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

Elementary Mass - April 26th

Join us Friday, April 26, 2019 as our elementary students lead us in prayer in The Chapel of St. Mary at SMSA.


April 26th schedule:

K-2nd Grade Mass 8:10 – 8:50 a.m.

Mrs. Hurst’s kindergarten class will lead us in prayer.

3rd-5th Grade Mass 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Mrs. Staerzl’s 4th grade class will lead us in prayer.


Mrs. Giese and Mrs. Garlow’s classes will be in attendance for the 8:10 a.m. service.


Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Teofilo and Mrs. Townsend’s classes will be in attendance for the 9:00 a.m. service.

Ledger Volleykids Clinic - Thursdays in April and May

Come join us as we learn how to pass, set, hit and serve at a clinic specifically designed for 2nd – 4th grade girls.  We will teach the FUNdamentals of volleyball while promoting physical fitness and self-confidence.  This is an introduction to the sport using lower nets and lighter volleyballs.  SMSA varsity coach Michelle Born and staff will be running the clinic.


Please click here for more information and to register.

Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.

Parent Connectors

Would you like to become more involved with our SMSA Parent Connectors Group?  If you are interested in helping with honoring our SMSA Staff each month, conference meals or Staff Appreciation Week, please email any of the parents below.  Andrea Nuss, Valerie Everson, Katie Mathos or Jill Harmon


We would love to get elementary school parents involved in these school wide events!  We look forward to hearing from you!