Message from the P3 - Grade 5 Principal, Steven Kelnhofer

Dear Parents,


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th.  Please make sure you reserve a day and time using Skyward, click here to visit the website.   


We look forward to seeing you sometime between the hours of 4:00 and 6:30 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.


No School October 4th & 5th

There will be no school Thursday, October 4th and Friday October 5th.  After School Care will not be open because we are not in session for school.   The Business and Scrip Offices will be open during normal business hours.


MAPS Testing

Teachers are preparing to have students in grades 2-8 take the MAPS testing in the areas of reading and math.  We are having students take these two tests to define a clearer picture of them as learners.  Students will be taking these forty minutes assessments three times throughout the year.  Our first testing dates will begin in October.

Classroom Halloween Parties

Our classroom Halloween party will be held Friday, October 26th, in the afternoon.  Look for more communication from your classroom teacher or room parent lead in the near future.  If you are interested in helping, look no further than our website under Volunteer Opportunities.

God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer

Upcoming Events/News

K-5th Grade Cheer mini camp - October 5th

The Ledger Cheerleaders will be hosting a mini camp on October 5, 2018 from 3:30-5:30.  It will be open to K-6th grade students from any school.  We will be performing the routine we learned at camp during the half time of that evening’s Varsity football game at Fruth Field.


Forms will be coming home this week and need to be returned by September 28, 2018.  Cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. If you have more questions you can e-mail

First Communion at Holy Family - Registration Due October 10th

Attention parents of 2nd graders and 3rd graders who have not yet received their First Holy Communion please click here for information and to register your son or daughter to receive Communion in the spring of 2019.

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.

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

No School October 4th & 5th

Before and after school childcare will be closed Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th due to school not being in session.