Dear Parents and Guardians,


The first half of the school year is just about to come to a conclusion.  It’s a good time to stop and reflect on just how far we have come this school year.  It’s important to reflect on:

  • what can we control
  • what can we support
  • what is predictable 
  • what is temporary

This is a wonderful tool to use, especially this school year.  


SMSA continues to collect data through COVID-19 mitigation to inform our decisions.  We are going to make a few adjustments because of the data we collected and then monitor the impact as we put the adjustments in place, starting January 18, 2021.  


These adjustments will start January 18, 2021:  

  • The big play set on the upper playground will be used since the students are wearing winter attire.  (This started January 7, 2021.)
  • Students will be traveling to the special classrooms such as art, PE and music.  
  • Grades 6-8 will be going to visit their lockers in between all class periods instead of three times a day. 
  • Grades 1-2 will be going to the library for 15 minutes to check out books.  Other grades may follow suit as we find the process is working. 
  • Each classroom will be going to the Chapel with another cohort to attend mass more often this semester, but will remain on separate sides of the chapel and all students will be socially distanced.  


As always, I appreciate your support and understanding of the responsibility in partnering with us to keep learning happening on the Ledge.  


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

January 15: The second quarter comes to a conclusion 


January 15: No School


January 22:  Narrative report cards will be coming home for grade P3- Kindergarten.  Please sign the envelope and send back the envelope for the end of the school year.  Report Cards will be accessible in Skyward for grades 1 – 8.  Please use the directions in this link if you are in need of support to access and sign an electronic report card.   Elementary Report Card Access

Ledger Learning Guide  

Parents are always encouraged to check the SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page to see weekly learning targets, resources and expectations in every course.  Parental partnership in helping students stay organized and focused on learning is always appreciated.

Upcoming Dates

Big Money Raffle Drawing - January 22nd

What would you do with $20,000?


Purchase your BMR tickets today and enter for a chance to make those dreams a reality! Only 1 week remains to purchase or sell your Big Money Raffle tickets before the drawing at noon on Friday, January 22, 2021. Additional tickets may be purchased at the North, South or Scrip offices and tickets may be dropped off or returned with your child as soon as they are sold. For questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.


Please show your support of SMSA by selling and/or purchase the tickets. The System relies on your involvement to make this fundraising raffle a success. All proceeds go directly to the SMSA annual fund, which offsets the operational costs of St. Mary’s Springs Academy.


Don’t miss your chance to win $20,000 with an additional $10,000 in cash prizes, purchase your tickets today!

Ledgerfest Class Auction Baskets - Items Needed by February 26th

Planning has begun for our annual Ledgerfest fundraising auction and we are in need of your help! Last year we collected money from each grade level and put together some amazing auction baskets, which went over very well during our auction held this past summer. This year, we are asking each grade level to contribute again to putting together a basket around a specific theme. This will then be a part of the silent auction which will run in April.


If you would like to contribute towards your child(ren) class basket, please send your cash contribution in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, grade level and Ledgerfest Donation written on it. Your student can then give it to their homeroom teacher or drop off in the North or South office. If you send in a check, please make it payable to Andrea Nuss. Please note that if you have more than one child attending SMSA, you can send in one envelope but please note each child and the amount you are donating for them, along with their grade level on the envelope.


If you are interested in helping by being a point person for your child’s grade, please contact Andrea Nuss at Each point person will be responsible for putting together the class basket once the money is all collected. If you have a theme or package idea or would like to donate an item please contact us ahead of sending items to school with your child. This is SMSA’s largest auction and the money raised makes a direct impact towards the greatest needs of the school.


Please have all contributions in by Friday, February 26, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Nuss at


Thank you so much for your willingness to help make this year’s Ledgerfest a success!


Andrea Nuss and the Ledgerfest Committee


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Scholarship Opportunities

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If you have any questions, please contact either Andrea Nuss, or Katie Mathos,