Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                       

I pray all of you are doing well.  The school year is quickly approaching and the excitement is swelling inside  the building, anticipating the life blood of the school  returning.  


Our new electronic Family Packet was sent a couple of weeks ago through a Skyward Message.  The Skyward email replaced the hard copy and mailing of the SMSA Family Packet for the upcoming school year.  I understand this is different from previous years.  Thank you for working with us through this change. 


I hope you took time to navigate the email and the internal links. Items you will find include, academic calendar, important dates information, immunization records form, food service updates, scrip information, parent connectors letter, links to school supply lists, the 2021 revised Return To The Ledge Health And Safety Protocols and registration for before/after school care services.  


After/before school care services will be available, but will have a cap to support our environment and staffing.  Please register early if you wish to use the program.  The program will be filled on a first registered basis.  


Thank you for your continued partnership and support of SMSA.  I’m looking forward to a fantastic school year with your most precious gifts, your children. 


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Elementary Principal, SMSA


Standards Based Grading

As I have mentioned in previous eLedgers, St. Mary’s Spring Academy is excited to introduce Standards Based Grading in grades kindergarten through third grade for the 2021-22 school year! Standards Based Grading is a best practice initiative the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is leading all of its schools towards implementing in the coming school year.  


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

Tuesday, September 7th:  School supply drop off day, more information to follow.

Wednesday, September 8th:  First day of school!

News and Information

New K - 8th Grade Math Curriculum Information

Please click here to view information on our new math curriculum.

Junior Ledger Reading Challenge

Oh, NO! Can’t be true…Will Mr. K be safe this year??


53,014 is the number of minutes our Junior Ledgers need to read for August in order to earn the right to Silly String Mr. K!


We need all Junior Ledgers on board for this adventure! Remember if you log minutes and we succeed in meeting Mr. K’s goal of 150,000 minutes—YOU will get to silly string Mr. K!


How many minutes will YOU log until school starts?Here is your August/September Link:

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.


Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Nuss,