Dear Parents and Guardians,


Thank you for all the love and support during Teacher Appreciation Week last week. The week was special because of the contributions from all of you. Thank you for your generosity and support. It truly makes being at SMSA special.


As the school year is winding down, please remember to check in with Skyward for learning that has occurred. It may be a good time to check for missing assignments, seek understanding, or feel really good for the accomplishments in learning.


This time of the year offers many ways to participate as a school community. Chaperoning field trips, attending concerts for Middle School, volunteering for field days are all ways to contribute to the end of the school year. Please look for these opportunities through teacher communications in the coming days and weeks ahead.


As a reminder, grades fourth through eighth will be joining grades Kindergarten through third grade in Standards Based Grading next school year. Please take some time to view the videos below if you would like to seek understanding about SBG. Each video is approximately 10 minutes in length. Please begin with the first video and view in order from top to bottom. Thank you.


Thank you for all your support and partnership as we move towards the conclusion of the school year at SMSA. Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.


God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA


Standards Based Grading

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

Important Dates

May 13th – Second Grade Holy Communion Celebration at Holy Family
May 25th – 5th Grade/Middle School Music Concert – Hutter Gym
June 7 & 8 – Field Days
June 8, 2022 – 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church 9:00 a.m. Mass

Come Support Ledger Softball - May 14th

Come out and join us for a fun filled day of Ledger softball. Our Lady Ledger softball team will be hosting a triangular at Marian University Softball Park on Saturday, May 14th. Games will be played at: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.


Please consider coming out and supporting our team as they take on Horicon and Pacelli. A full concession stand will be provided. We will also be having our own Lexi Coon, Olivia Kremer, and Braelyn Lewis sing the National Anthem, along with Elder Redig announcing our team and players. In addition, Gary Wipperman from W7 Productions will be there highlighting the game and doing a live broadcast.


We are all looking forward to a great day of high school softball! Go Ledgers!


Lego League Fundraiser - May 17th - 18th

The SMSA Lego League is excited to bring you two days of yummy treats after school on May 17th and 18th outside the North and South Hall entrances.


May 17, 2022 – Enjoy and A&W Root Beer Float and assorted Faris Gourmet Popcorn

  • Root Beer Floats = $4.00
  • Faris Popcorn = $2.00
  • Bundle (Float & Popcorn) = $5.00


May 18, 2022 – Pizza and assorted Faris Gourmet Popcorn

  • Pizza = $4.00
  • Faris Popcorn = $2.00
  • Bundle (Pizza & Popcorn) = $5.00


Thank you for supporting the SMSA Lego League!


Grades 5-8 Choir and Band Concert - May 25th

It’s that time of year again! Our 5th-8th Grade Band and Choir Concert is approaching fast.


When: Wednesday, May 25th
Times: 1pm and 6:30pm
Where: Hutter Gym


Please have your child arrive by 6:10pm. If they are a band student, they should report to the band room. Choir students report to the gym. Those students who are in both will go to the band room first.


Band Attire 5th / 6th: Sunday best, no jeans
Band Attire 7th/8th: Concert black
Choir Attire 5th-8th: Sunday best, no jeans


23rd Annual SMSA Ledgers 2022 Boys Basketball Camp - Deadline June 3rd

Camps are finally back on the Ledge! Sign up now for the 2022 Boys Basketball Camp.

Deadline to register is Friday, June 3, 2022.


Dates: Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Grades 2-3 – 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
  • Grades 4-6 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Grades 7-9 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Camp Cost:

  • Grades 2-3 = $35.00
  • Grades 4-9 = $70.00


Camps are located at St. Mary’s Springs Academy: 255 Country Road K, FdL, WI 54937

For more information, please contact Kyle Krueger at or 920-322-8003.


Click here to print the registration form.


St. Mary's Springs Ledgers Youth Girls Basketball Camp- Deadline June 10th

The St. Mary’s Springs Ledgers Youth Girls Basketball Camp is back and we look forward to see many future Ledgers in the gym working hard to improve.


When: June 20-June 24
Where: Baker and Hutter Gyms
Who: Girls entering grades 2-9 in Fall 2022

  • Grades 2-3 $35
  • Grades 4-9 $70


Deadline to register is June 10.

Questions can be directed to Coach Redig at


Click here to view flyer


SMSA Uniform Exchange - August 3rd

Have your students outgrown their school uniforms? Are you looking to swap with other SMSA families? Well here is your chance! SMSA is gearing up the the annual uniform exchange giving families the opportunity to exchange gently used uniform items that comply with the SMSA dress code.


The greatest needs for the exchange at this time are uniform shirts and polos, skirts, jumpers and fleece. If you have uniforms that you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the North or South Hall office during school hours. Please help by making sure all uniforms are clean and free of holes, stains and torn seams.


If you have any questions or would like to help sort, set up, or volunteer at the exchange, please contact Kelly Mueller at or 920-322-8012. Thank you!

News and Information

Principal's Pen

This week’s Principal’s Pen awards winners are:


Trinity O. – For being an excellent member of the classroom community. She treats everyone with kindness and makes them feel welcome and included.


Seth P. – For being respectful and treating everyone with kindness. Seth puts his best effort into his work.


Clara F. – For always having a smile on her face and is a positive person in all situations. Clara works hard to do her best.


Elizabeth D. – For showing respect in the way she treats others. She is responsible and can always be counted on to do and give her best.


Brady E. – For showing growth in his academics this year. Brady always tries to put forth his best effort even when concepts are difficult.


Jacob B. – For showing great responsibility in the classroom. Jacob always comes to school prepared to learn.


James E. – For showing great leadership with his learning. He is always doing his best and will keep trying until everything gets done the correct way.


Declan T. – For showing responsibility and respect towards a learning community.


Ashley H. – For setting a wonderful example of our core values everyday. She is patient and loving to all people. Ashley works hard everyday to do her best and be the best person God made her to be.


Click here to view our winners.


FDL School District Bus Routing Information

Parents registering their children for K4, KG, and students entering the 6th grade will be required to complete a FDL School District bus transportation card for 2022-2023. Any current eligible students that did not ride a route bus in 2021-2022 will be required to complete the bus transportation card for 2022-2023. A bus card is required for every child in the family that will ride the route bus.


If a bus transportation card is needed or you will not be using a route bus next year, please contact Carol Ellestad by phone 920.322.8002 or email


Return completed bus transportation cards to:
FDL School District
Pupil Services/Transportation
72 W Ninth Street
Fond du Lac , WI 54935


Click here to find busing information provided by the FDL School District


For more information regarding eligibility, please contact Wendy Burgess at 920-906-6524.

Scholarship Opportunities

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Before/After School Care News

After School Care for 2022/2023

The after school program has reached capacity in registrations for the next school year.  You may register for next school year, and your name will be added to a wait list.  As a reminder, the after school program is for students in grades P3 through grade 5.