Dear Parents and Guardians,


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  This week we celebrate the Epiphany, in which the Magi arrive and give gifts to our Lord.  This thought causes me to stop and think about the question, what gifts do we have to offer to our Lord?  This leads to a greater second question, do I offer these gifts to the Lord in moments throughout the day?  


Thank you for sharing the precious gifts of your children with us at SMSA.  Seeing their smiles return to school brought me great joy.  I love seeing the life blood of the school flowing into and throughout the building.  Children sure have a knack of bringing an environment alive. 


Please know the leadership at SMSA is continually monitoring and evaluating the school procedures and protocols of the Return to the Ledge document.  As we continue to learn new information and collect data, we will continue to make adjustments as we navigate the school year.  


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


Second Quarter Ends – January 15th


No School – January 15th


Reporter Cards Accessible in Skyward – January 22nd


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

There is excitement in the air as St. Mary’s Springs Academy counts down for your chance to win $20,000!


Only 2 weeks remain 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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