Message from the P3 - Grade 5 Principal, Steven Kelnhofer

Dear Parents,


Early Childhood Arrival Time – Beginning November 5th
There have been some traffic concerns with Hwy 23 and Cty Rd K in the morning from 7:40 – 7:50 a.m.  To help alleviate the issue, we have decided to invite students and parents/guardians of early childhood aged children (P3 and K4 only) into the building at 7:35 a.m.  These students may enter and proceed to stay in the South Hall entry until 7:45 a.m. Older students will be asked to go to the holding zone on the back playground until the 7:45 a.m. bell.   P3 and K4 students must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian once they are in the building until they enter their classroom.  Practicing inside voices and walking feet when entering the building will help to encourage a “ready to learn” mindset as your child enters the classroom.


We hope these changes will help reduce traffic concerns and continue to make coming to school safe and efficient.

God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

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.

Early Release - November 2nd

Please note, students will be released at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 due to Teacher In-Service.  


As of now, child care is full.

Box Tops Contest - Begins November 5th

Box Tops collection contest is back again this year!   Each day, 3 student names will be drawn and announced to select a prize (students must turn in a filled Box Tops sheet to be eligible).


At the end of the week, the grade level with the most completed sheets will be treated to a popcorn, pretzel and juice party.  Date to be determined by the top grade level teachers.


Please click here to view the collection sheet.

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

Childcare Help Needed After School

We are looking for an energetic kind person to help us in after school care from 2:45 – 5:00 p.m. on school nights.  This would be a paid position for anyone in high school or older that is willing to work with children.


Please contact Mr. Kelnhofer in the South Hall or Carrie Wiza in the Business Office.  We are looking to fill this position immediately. Please deliver this message to people you think would be a good fit for this position.

Early Release - November 2nd - Childcare FULL

Please note, students will be released at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 due to Teacher In-Service.  As of now, childcare is full.

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!