Dear Parents and Guardians,


Yesterday, we began Lent with an all-System Ash Wednesday Mass.  It was a beautiful way to start our journey as Fr. Justin spoke about redemptive suffering.  Not only do we give up something for Lent to let us suffer a little bit, but we add a piece of prayer with that and offer it to the worldly concern.  He spoke about how we may not eat chocolate during Lent.  In this, we can offer the temptation to eat chocolate to pray for those in the world without enough to eat.  


Through this thought process we may be able to connect closer to Jesus and the Gospel as we repent and return to the gospel.  We also remember we are dust and to dust we shall return.  


Let’s make the most of our time together here by sharing in love, smiles and service to each other.  What can we do to support someone each day of Lent? 


Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA.  Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams. 

God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Elementary Principal, SMSA


Standard Based Grading

Please select the following six links to see the box set of SBG at SMSA.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 28th – Friday, April 1st – Spring Break

Wednesday June 8th – 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church 9:00 a.m. Mass

Jeans/Spirit Wear Day! Support Missionary Fraternity of Mary - March 4th

This Friday, March 4th, we will be hosting an All-System jeans/sweats and spirit wear day to raise funds for The Missionary Fraternity of Mary (Holy Family priests, Fr. Fabian and Fr. Alejandro’s order)! Jeans will be a recommended $3 donation and sweats will be a recommended $5 donation. Spirit wear can be worn on top! If students do not wish to participate, they should plan to wear their school uniform.


This Missionary Fraternity of Mary is an order of Priests within the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to educating and bringing the good news and sacraments to Catholics. To learn more about this order, visit their website:


Thank you for your help in supporting their important mission!

Register to Attend Ledgerfest - Deadline March 4, 2022

Ledgerfest is only three weeks away!  Registration deadlines tomorrow, Friday, March 4th. Gather your friends or enjoy a date night out celebrating SMSA! Try your hand on the live and silent auction, raffles and much more! You will not want to miss this fun evening!


Register to attend the event by clicking here.

Register for the online auction by clicking here.

Temporary Stop Signs - Beginning March 7th

Starting Monday, March 7th, you will see temporary stops placed at the middle entrance. This will be an all way stop. We are hoping that this will help clear up some of the congestion we are seeing in the morning.

News and Information

March Specials Newsletter

Click here to read the February Newsletter.

Ledgerfest Class Auction Packages

The elementary Ledgerfest parent committee is excited to be collecting funds to put together themed class auction packages again this year for the Ledgerfest silent auction. These class auction packages are fast becoming our highest bid on items!


To make an online donation towards your child(s) class package, click here. Once you enter a donation amount and click next, please fill in your child’s name and grade level (if you are donating for more than one child, please list each name and grade level along with the amount for each child).

If you prefer, you may send cash or check (payable to Andrea Nuss) in an envelope marked: ES Ledgerfest/Kristin Zitlow. Please also indicate your child’s grade level on the envelope.


Any questions? Contact Kristin at or 920-322-8006


Thank you! Don’t forget to gather your friends and register for the event, click here.

Junior Ledger Fastpitch Softball

Interested in joining the Junior Ledger Fastpitch Softball program?

Click here for information.

Click here for the liability waiver

Click here for the COVID-19 waiver

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.

Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

Staff Christmas Gathering Update - Rescheduled 

Thank you to all of the families that contributed to the SMSA staff gathering.  The original plan was to have the party on Monday, January 17.  Due to the rise in covid cases and to help prevent further spread, the gathering will be postponed until further notice.

If you are interested in helping with our Parent Connectors Group, please contact Andrea Nuss,  We appreciate the support of our SMSA Families!