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

Thank you for taking the time to attend parent/teacher conferences with your child/ren.  It’s amazing to see when your child/ren can lead the conference and conversation to articulate their learning and goals to strive towards.


Kudos to all who made the teachers night, by bringing in snacks and treats.  You are an amazing blessing and part of our SMSA family. We could not educate without you!


God bless,
Steve Kelnhofer


Love and Logic tip of the Week: Does a lack of yelling and wrath make me weak? No! Self-control is a strength.

Green and Jeans Day - October 18th

This Friday, October 18, 2019 is an SMSA system-wide “Green and Jeans Day”, a Student Council fundraiser.  Students may wear green tops with either jeans or sweatpants.  For all PreK-8 students, the cost for participating is $3.00.


We look forward to enjoying this casual Friday.

Out of Uniform Day – No Charge - October 21st

To celebrate students surpassing their summer reading goal, logging 199,630 minutes, students are being rewarded with not only sliming me, but also with wearing jeans (no holes) with spirit wear!


Congratulations to all!



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Upcoming Dates

Last Day of DINO-Mite Pumpkin Patch & Book Fair - October 17

Today, October 27, 2019,  is your last opportunity to stop in the Library and visit our Dino-Mite Pumpkin Patch and Book Fair!  The Book Fair will be open until 7:00 p.m.


Your support allows us to purchase items for the school that benefit your child’s overall learning. Thank you to all of you who supported our fall book fair! 


Stay tuned to next week’s eLedger to find out which class won the pumpkin contest!

Sliming Mr. K! - October 18th

During the summer months, we had over 150 grade 4K – 5 students participate in a Scholastic reading contest.  Principal, Mr. Kelnhofer, challenged the students to read 130,000 minutes collectively.  Students took the challenge and ran with it, exceeding the amount of minutes needed!  On Friday, October 18, 2019, students will receive their reward and get to slime Principal Kelnhofer!  The sliming will take place at 2:00 p.m. on the lower playground (weather permitting).


Parent Papparazzi are welcome to join us, make sure to check in at the South Office for a visitors pass.

School Picture Re-take Day - October 22nd

School picture re-take day will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Grade 2 - 5 Rotating Chapel Mass - Friday, October 25th

Please join us in the Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge on Friday, October 25, 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. Wuest, Grade 4

Classes attending: Mrs. Kuechenberg (Grade 5), Mrs. Sippel (Grade 5), Mrs. Johnson (Grade 3), Mrs. Teofilo (Grade 3) and Mrs. Garlow (Grade 2)

Grade 6 - 12 Rotating Chapel Mass - Friday, October 25th

Please join us in the Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge on Friday, October, 25, 2019 as Grade 10 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.

Box Tops for Education (Grade PreK - 5) - deadline October 28th

We will be collecting Box Tops during the month of October.  Please see the below PDFs for information and the collection sheet.

Click here for more information.

Click here for the collection sheet.

Origami Paper and/or Book Donations - Donations Due October 31st

We will be celebrating Origami Day on Monday, November 11, 2019 in the Library and are looking for donations of origami paper and/or books that you have around the house. Paper and books will be used throughout the month of November.


Please send donations to the South Office by Thursday, October 31, 2019. Please label your books with name and homeroom if you want them returned to your child.

Grade 6 - 8 Dance and Activity Night - November 1st

There will be a Dance and Activity night for students in grades 6 – 8 on Friday, November 1, 2019. This event will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SMSA in Baker Gym. Cost for the dance will be $1. The theme will be Halloween costumes! Students are encouraged to wear costumes, but not required. 


If you wish to wear a Halloween costume we do ask to make sure it is school appropriate. Please no gory/bloody or demonic type of costumes (no devil horns or red eye contacts, etc.). Also, for safety purposes, please no masks. This way we can identify all students in attendance. 


If you prefer not to wear a costume then feel free to wear jeans (with no holes) and a school appropriate t-shirt (no tank tops). Athletic shorts of appropriate length will be permitted as well as sweat pants (no leggings or yoga pants).

Before/After School Care News

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