No School Monday, May 27th

SMSA will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019.  All offices including the Business and Scrip office will be closed.

Reminder Last Day of School - May 31st

The last day of school, Friday, May 31, 2019 will be a full day.

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

News from the South Hall

Dear Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make our first Grand Showcase a success!  What a wonderful community event for SMSA.  It had a magic feel and had joy all around.

Thank you!


Field Day

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 the elementary school will be having our Field Day.  Kindergarten through second grade will be having their Field Day in the morning.  A sheet of information should have arrived home on Wednesday.  We are looking for a few volunteers to help support the event.  Third through fifth grade will be having their Field Day in the afternoon.  Please look for more information coming home from your child’s homeroom teachers in the near future.


SEE Training

If you have interest in attending your child’s field trips as a chaperone, SEE training must be completed.


Love and Logic Wisdom

“Control is a lot like love and respect. The more we give, the more we receive.”


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

Elementary Mass - May 24th

Join us Friday, May 24, 2019 as our elementary students lead us in prayer in The Chapel of St. Mary at SMSA.


May 24th schedule:

K-2nd Grade Mass 8:10 – 8:50 a.m.

Mrs. Hurst’s Kindergarten class will lead us in prayer.

3rd-5th Grade Mass 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Ms. Kuechenberg’s 5th grade class will lead us in prayer.


Mrs. Garlow and Mrs. Giese’s classes will be in attendance for the 8:10 a.m. service.


Mrs. Packer, Mrs. Wuest, Mrs. Flatt and Mrs. Sippel’s classes will be in attendance for the 9:00 a.m. service.

Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Program

Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Program has kicked off!  The program runs May 6 – September 6, 2019.


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If you have your child’s reading logged for the past two weeks you are eligible to go back and add in those minutes (in the My Minutes area click the blue arrow and all the weeks appear select the week needed, press pencil to add those minutes then click check mark to submit the minutes). You can always go back to add your minutes, however you cannot go forward!


Mr. K’s goal for our summer reading program is 130,000 minutes. Let’s exceed his goal so we can SLIME him!

Spring Book Fair Thank You!

Thank you to all of our families who stopped by our Spring Book Fair to stock up for summer reading!  Thank you also to those who volunteered their time during our book fair, and to Mrs. McD and Mrs. Hoepfner for allowing us to utilize the library this time around.


By “rounding up” at checkout, we collected $80 for the All for Books campaign. We donated 21 books to our school, as well as Scholastic will now match our donation and give $80 in books to a school/community in need!


Through your purchases we also added $1,085.96 to our Scholastic Dollars Bank that we will use to purchase items for our school and use as rewards for our summer reading program.


Thank you again for all your support at our book fairs.   

Reconciliation and First Communion 2019 - 2020 School Year

Please click here for information on registration and preparation for First Reconciliation and Communion.  

Swing Fore Springs Hole Sponsorship Opportunity

Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling is fast approaching, Friday, July 26, 2019 and we are looking for your help. Parent, Grandparent and Guardian support is critical to the success of our events and we value your time and talents.


We would love for each grade to be represented at this year’s event as a hole sponsor. Hole sponsorship is $300. We would love to say hole 1 is sponsored by: “The SMSA Class of 2030”, and so on. If you are interested in participating, please send in a donation amount in a sealed envelope to Kristin Zitlow with your child’s grade level on the envelope. If the class does not reach the full $300 we will use the money to purchase a silent auction package that will be sponsored by the class!


If you are looking to get more involved we are also looking for volunteers to join our committee and to volunteer for the event. If you are looking to join the committee please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.  If you are looking to volunteer the day of the event, please visit one of the links provided below.





Please reach out with any question to Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.  Please also be watching for your invitation and more information regarding Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling.


Thank you for your support!

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!