No School - Friday, November 22, 2019

Parents and guardians, please note, there will be no school Friday, November 22, 2019. Please check your inbox for an email from, Stacey L. Akey, SMSA President, for full details.


Thank you for your continued partnership with us to help our students, your children, to demonstrate The Ledger Way.

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Please note, there is no school Wednesday, November 27 – Friday, November 29, 2019 due to Thanksgiving.  The Business and Scrip office will also be closed as well as after-school childcare on the Elementary side.


Also, there will be no eLedger next week, Thursday November 28th.

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving from all of us at SMSA!

From the Office of Steve Kelnhofer, PreK - 8th Grade Principal

Dear Parents,


As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to note the things I am thankful for:

  • Thank you for your partnership in educating your child(ren).  
  • Thank you for being supportive with your time, treasure and talents.  
  • Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us.  They bring so much joy to others in a multitude of ways!
  • Thank you for being a member of the SMSA family.


Christmas Concerts

The Christmas concerts are right around the corner! 


Below is a timeline of the dates:

  • Wednesday, December 4th, will be our K-4 concert. The concert may be seen in the afternoon and in the evening.  The 4K program will be held in the morning.
  • Tuesday, December 10th and 11th, grades 5 – 8 get to showcase their musical talents in band and choir concerts.  
  • Thursday, December 19th, will be our P3 program. 

Please click here to visit our Events Calendar for more details.


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

News and Information

Seeking Elves R’ Us Shoppers

Elves R’ Us is looking for shoppers to purchase items for the event.  Items are being collected for the 2019 and 2020 events.  


Please click here to view the flyer for more information!


To start shopping for the event, please contact Dawn Blanck at or Jen Kebble at


Elves R’ Us is a Christmas event that 8th graders have managed for over 25 years.  The 8th graders interview “elves” for jobs to help PreK – 5th grade students shop for Christmas gifts for their friends and families.  Funds raised for this event will go towards the 8th grade class, as well as to SMSA and a local family/community groups in need.

Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship - Grades 6 - 8

The Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who display exceptional leadership skills.  Each winning student will receive a $10,000 scholarship.


For a full list of details and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Upcoming Dates

Grade 2 - 5 Rotating Chapel Mass - Friday, November 22nd

Please join us in the Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge on Friday, November 22, 2019. Mass will begin at 8:15 a.m.


Make sure to stop at the North or South Hall office for a visitors pass.


Class lead: Mrs. Packer, Grade 3

Classes attending: Mrs. Townsend (Grade 5), Mrs. Staerzl (Grade 4), Mrs. Flatt (Grade 4), Mrs. Ebert (Grade 2)  and Mrs. Maurer (Grade 2).

Grade 6 - 12 Rotating Chapel Mass - Friday, November 22nd

Please join us in the Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge on Friday, November 22, 2019 as grade 8 will be in attendance. Mass will begin at 9:20 a.m.


Make sure to stop at the North or South Hall office for a visitors pass

LedgerExpress - Reservations Due November 25th

Start your Christmas season off with a fun-filled afternoon! The SMSA Parent Connectors group will be hosting their annual LedgerExpress, a Christmas celebration on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is held in Baker Gym & the Commons Area. 


Wear your holiday pajamas or dress in holiday gear, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, make a Christmas craft, take pictures at our photo station, decorate a sweet treat and play some holiday games!


Your child should receive the reservation form this week! Please fill out and return by Monday, November 25th. Checks can be made out to SMSA.


Questions? Please contact Andrea Nuss at or Katie Mathos at

Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.

Parent Connectors - Join us Today

If you would like more information, please contact either Andrea Nuss at or Katie Mathos at