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

News from the South Hall

Dear Parents,


Happy New Year!


A New Year is a new start and a great time to set aside some time to reflect upon the previous year.  It’s good to remember where you’ve been to help think about where you want to go.  I’m reflective of where SMSA has been and excited to see what the future has in store for us!  Thank you for partnering with us on our educational journey for children.  A faith community together can raise a child to become leaders for tomorrow with the values of respect, responsibility, love, faith, community and a thirst to learn.


MAPS Testing

Winter MAPS testing window for grades second through fifth will begin next week and conclude at the end of the month.  Each grade will be assessed in math and reading.  MAPS testing provides a snapshot of how a student is growing and content areas being measured.  MAPS is one snapshot out of many to help clarify how each student is growing in knowledge and skill.


Yearbook Orders

Yearbook order forms will be coming home soon via backpack.  Please be on the lookout for them in the coming days.  They are due back by February 14, 2019.


God bless and make 2019 amazing,

Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

Elementary Mass - January 11th

Join us Friday, January 11, 2019 as our elementary students lead us in prayer in The Chapel of St. Mary at SMSA.


January 11th schedule:

K-2nd Grade Mass 8:10 – 8:50 a.m.

Mrs. Berres’ 1st grade class will lead us in prayer.

3rd-5th Grade Mass 9 – 9:45 a.m.

Mrs. Townsend’s 5th grade class will lead us in prayer.


Mrs. Kraus, Mrs. Welker and Mrs. Ebert’s classes will be in attendance for the 8:10 a.m. service.


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

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!