Message from the P3 - Grade 5 Principal, Steven Kelnhofer

Dear Parents,


Morning Drop Off – AM Hold Zone
Please remember, we have a Hold Zone available in the morning for students K- 5th grade starting at 7:30 a.m. in the back playground area.  Feel free to arrive at this time to use the holding zone to relieve some of the traffic pressure from 7:42 – 7:53 a.m.


Thank you.

Hug and Go Lane
Another reminder, please pull as far forward as possible when using the Hug and Go lane.  This will allow for better traffic flow, eliminating the backup before the crossing zone.


Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th.  If you have not done so, please make sure you reserve a day and time using Skyward.

We look forward to seeing you sometime between the hours of 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on either conference night.

Please connect with your child(s) teacher if those times will not work out to see if another day and time can be scheduled.


Classroom Halloween Parties

On Friday, October 26, 2018 we will be having our annual Halloween Celebration at school.  Please bring costumes in backpacks.  Students will want to wear tennis shoes.  (masks, weapons and gruesome/violent costumes will not be permitted).

Grades K-5th grade will walk over to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (320 County Road K – weather permitting) at 1 p.m. for a parade in the driveway, and then classroom parties will follow at 2 p.m.


Parents and friends are welcome!  Please bring a canned good for the Food Pantry or art supplies to support Marian University’s Project for Children with special needs.


If you are interested in helping, look no further than our website under Volunteer Opportunities.

God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

Girl Scout Troop Meeting - October 11th

The Girl Scouts will be meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th.

Elementary Mass - October 26

Join us Friday, October 26, 2018 as our elementary students lead us in prayer in The Chapel of St. Mary at SMSA.

October 26th schedule:

8:10 a.m. – Mrs. Ebert’s 2nd grade class will lead us in prayer.
9:00 a.m. – Mrs. Staerzl’s 5th grade class will lead us in prayer.


Mrs. Kraus’, Mrs. Welker and Mrs. Berres’ classes will be in attendance for the 8:10 a.m. service.

Mrs. Johnson’s, Ms. Teofio’s and Mrs. Townsend’s classes will be in attendance for the 9:00 a.m. service.

Trunk or Treat - October 31st

The Parent Connectors Group will be hosting the annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the South parking lot at school (upper parking lot).  


Dress up in your costume, decorate your car, pass out candy and enjoy celebrating Halloween with our SMSA families.


Please click here if you would like sign up to donate an item.

Original Works - Orders Due November 13th

Original Works is a school fundraiser that transforms each child’s artwork into individual, quality products that can be shared with family and friends!  Items that can be ordered range from garden flags to coffee mugs. 


Look for your K – 5th grade student(s) artwork to come home in the next few weeks along with an Original Works order form.  Orders will need to be turned in by Tuesday, November 13, 2018.    


All money raised from the Original Works Fundraiser will go to supporting the Elementary and Middle School Art Programs here at SMSA.  Thank You for your support of the Visual Arts at SMSA!

Parent Connectors Volunteer Form

Do you want to be more involved as a parent at SMSA?  Your child brought home a Parent Connector’s volunteer sheet last week, please fill it out and return it to school.  You only need to fill out one per family.  You will be contacted in the areas you signed up for.


Please click here to fill out the online volunteer form.  You will also be added to our Parent Connectors email list and receive information about our Parent Connectors throughout the year.  


Looking forward to having you a part of Parent Connectors!

Before/After School Care News

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