Message from the P3 - Grade 5 Principal, Steven Kelnhofer

Dear Parents,


Parent Volunteer Thank You

Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” This week, I wish to thank parents and volunteers who give themselves joyfully in small and big ways to our SMSA community.  Thank you for helping with the bookfair, taping a principal to a wall, providing snacks for conferences, attending conferences, being at Mass and chapel time, selling Big Money raffle tickets, helping at lunch and recess, attending field trips, classroom events and so much more.


We appreciate all you have to offer by partnering with us to create an amazing environment to raise your children.

God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

Mr K. Duct Taped to the Baker Gym Wall!

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, Mr. K sent the elementary students off to summer with a special “Reading Challenge”.  If students read and logged at least 85,000 reading minutes, Mr. K. would let elementary students do something silly to him.


Students crushed his challenge logging in 104,419 minutes and were rewarded by getting to duct tape Mr. K to the Wall!  Even teachers joined in on the fun!


To view photos from the event, please visit our facebook page by clicking here.

Red Ribbon Jeans Day - October 23rd

As a System, we are celebrating Red Ribbon Day with a jeans day on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  Students may wear a school appropriate to and jeans (no holes). Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.

Picture Re-Take Day - October 25th

Picture re-take day will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Girl Scout Troop Meeting - October 25th

The Girl Scouts will be meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25th.

Elementary Mass - October 26th

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.

K-5th Grade Halloween Fun - October 26th

The K-5th grade Halloween party will be held Friday, October 26, 2018.  Please bring a canned good or art supplies to the school entrance drop off to help support our community.


Masks or weapons of any kind will not be permitted.   Please have your child/children wear tennis shoes and bring their costumes to school.

1:00 p.m. – K-5th grade students will meet in Baker Gym to parade to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes house.

2:00 p.m.– Classroom parties will begin.

The haunted house will close at 2:30 p.m.

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!

Before/After School Care News

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