From the Office of Steve Kelnhofer, P3 - 8th Grade Principal

Dear Parents,


Welcome! It is good that we are together again and get to greet each other at the doorstep of a new school year! 


Excitement and opportunity! Those two words explain what I felt as we encountered our first couple days of school. As we look into the future of the 19-20 school year, those two words may help define the success that is achieved. Please know we have the best interest of your student(s) at heart and will journey together with you this school year to find success and achievement. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to seek understanding, have a positive comment, or just need an ear to listen. Let’s join together and provide excitement and opportunity for learning this school year.


Love and Logic Tip of the Week 

Accountability isn’t easy – but it is necessary.


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

News and Information

Morning Drop off Reminder for P3 - 5th Grade

The South Hall doors open at 7:50 a.m. each morning. They will lock again at 8:00 a.m. when the school day starts. Students are to remain outside in the holding zone behind school if they arrive before 7:50 a.m. This “holding zone” service starts at 7:35 a.m. The other choice would be to enroll in the Before School Care program.


Students will be let in early if it’s determined they will be too wet by standing outside or if it is below zero windchill.


Thank you for your help and understanding. 

Upcoming Dates

Read-a_Palooza Summer Reading Challenge - ends September 6th

Our Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge ends tomorrow, Friday September, 6, 2019 at midnight. Students have until then to log in and add their reading minutes for any week they may have missed; remember you can go backwards you just can’t go forward, so make every minute count.


If you are having problems, please contact Lisa at


We have reached Mr. K’s; and he will be SLIMED…but how many minutes can we surpass his goal by? Which grade level will win the Root Beer Float Party? Who will our top readers be? Who has read the most minutes? Stay Tuned!

Attention Junior Ledger Basketball Club (JLBC) families! - Registration Night September 9th

The Information and Registration Night will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Gym. (attendance is mandatory, changes have been made to the program)


For more information on the program and to download needed forms, please click here.

School Picture Day - September 25th and 26th

Grades P3 – 5 Picture Day will be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26, 2019.


Stay tuned for which day your child/ren’s photograph will be taken.

Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.

Parent Connectors - Join us Today

Do you want to become more involved at SMSA?  Join our Parent Connectors Group! This group organizes school events for families to enjoy as well as recognizing our fabulous SMSA staff in various ways. 


Please click here and print a copy of the volunteer form and return it to school by Friday, September 13, 2019. Help is needed in many ways from donating items, volunteering your time with planning and/or helping at events, etc. 


If you would like more information, please contact either Andrea Nuss at or Katie Mathos at