A System Prayer From SMSA Chaplin, Fr. John Mitchell

A System Prayer on Finding a New President

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.


Lord God, as our school searches for a new President to lead our community, send down your Holy Spirit to guide the decision making process. Send us a leader who will bless and strengthen our school according to your will, and who will in turn be blessed and strengthened by serving in our midst. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Important Upcoming Dates

Pack'er Up Spring Cleaning Donation Challenge - Month of April

This spring the Middle School Student Ambassadors are encouraging SMSA families and friends to help the SMSA elementary and middle school participate in the Pack’er Up Donation Challenge where the winning school gets a visit from Donald Driver!


The whole month of April do some spring cleaning and bring your donations to any participating Goodwill Store and Donation Center. Simply indicate your school name, city, and number of items donated on the slip provided to you by the Goodwill Donation Attendant. The winning school with the most donations will receive a personal visit from Donald Driver and other goodies! Second and third place winners will also receive 12 autographed copies of Donald Driver’s books for children.


If you have any questions please refer to www.AmazingGoodwill.com or feel free to reach out to Ms. Fictum.


Please click here to take a moment to view this video the students put together for this fundraiser.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - April 29th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, April 29, 2019.


Please stop in the North or South office for a visitor’s pass.

High School Art Show - April 29 - May 3rd

The high school art show will be held Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3, 2019 at the CSA Mother house. The show will be up all week for people to visit.  The artist reception is May, 1, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Please come see what the high school students have been working on in their art classes!

Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is coming, Team Ledger style…May 6 – 10, 2019! Please watch for information to come home next week regarding all of the plans in making this week extra special for our SMSA Staff.


If you would like to help with food donations for the week, please use the following links:

Snack Items (Monday, May 6th) click here

Side Items for Staff Luncheon (Wednesday, May 8th) click here.


We are working with Ang an Eddie’s for the entrée portion of the luncheon, if you would like to contribute a monetary donation to help cover this cost, please send in your donation to school in a sealed envelope labeled Andrea Nuss by Friday, May 3, 2019. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Wanted all BoxTops - by May 10th

Let’s end the year with a record-setting BoxTop Collection!  Click here for the collection sheet for BoxTops.  It would be great if each child turned in a minimum of one (1) completed sheet of 25 BoxTops.  


Collection Dates:  Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, 2019.  


Thanks for helping make this a super no-cost fundraiser for SMSA.  To-date, we have received over $2,000 in rebates by these collections (including the MilkMoola program which has been eliminated by KwikTrip).


NOTE:  The Ziploc products may have an expiration date of 11/1/18 on them–this was an error but we can still submit them.

Jazz Night at University of WI FdL Commons - May 11th

Join us for an evening of music and dinner as our SMSA Vocal Jazz and Jazz Band perform during Jazz Night at the UW Fond du Lac Commons area Saturday, May 11, 2019.  Please click here to purchase tickets online.


Please click here to view the flyer.

Safeguarding God's Children(SEE Training) - May 13th

There will be a Safeguarding God’s Children Safe Environment (SEE) training at Holy Family Church Hall on Monday, May 13, 2019.  This training is manditory for any parent or guardian wanting to volunteer at the school. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Holy Family does not plan on doing any more trainings until August.


To view the flyer on this event, please click here.

Please sign up for this training by clicking here.

SMSA Showcase Open House - May 15th

Save the date! Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for the first annual 3k through 12th grade SMSA Showcase Open House from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. All grandparents & SMSA families are invited to this event. Let your child shine as they guide you through the hallways of SMSA. Enjoy classroom projects, student artwork and time to pray in the chapel.


Watch for a flyer that will be coming home soon regarding all of the details.


*The SMSA Showcase replaces our annual Grandparents Day.

-Parent Connectors

Save the Date! Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling - July 26th

We are excited to announce Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling, Friday, July 26, 2019!  Mark your calendars for this fun summer event featuring golf at Whispering Springs Golf Club and Rolling Meadows Golf Course.


Not a fan of golf but still want to participate, we have you covered!  Join us for the Summer Fling at Whispering Springs Golf Club where we will have a Mexican Fiesta buffet along with silent auction and other fun activities!


Interested in sponsoring or attending this event, register online now by clicking here


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org or (920) 322-8006.  

Volunteers Needed For Swing For Springs and Summer Fling - July 26th

Swing Fore Springs and Summer Fling is Friday, July 26, 2019 and we are looking for both adult and student volunteers to help with this event.


To volunteer for Summer Fling, click here


To volunteer for the golf outing at Whispering Springs Golf Club, click here


To volunteer for the golf outing at Rolling Meadows Golf Course, click here


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org or (920) 322-8006.  

News and Information

SMSA Summer Camps

Each summer, St. Mary’s Springs Academy coaches and volunteers work to provide a unique opportunity for students of all ages and attending all schools to develop their understanding and strengthen them physically as it pertains to particular athletic offerings.


Click here to visit our Camps/Clubs page on the website.

Staff Spotlight

Our final staff members that are in the spotlight this week are….. Ms. Bakke (Food Service), Mrs. Bednarek (Phy Ed Teacher), Mrs. Christensen (Food Service), Ms. Dolan (Food Service), Mrs. Ford(Food Service), Ms. Goebel (Maintenance) , Mrs. Grade (Business Office Assistant), Ms. Handy (Maintenance), Mrs. Jefferson (Phy Ed Teacher), Mrs. Karrmann (Food Service Coordinator), Mrs. Kartos (Food Service) , Mr. Neumann (Director – Facilities/Grounds), Mr. Nonestied (Maintenance), Ms. Petrie (Maintenance), Ms. Pugh(Food Service), Mrs. Simon (Food Service), Mr. Spannbauer (Food Service) & Ms. Thelen (Food Service).


Please take a couple of minutes to send a quick email or note to any of these staff members to show your appreciation for all they do each and every day! Your child could even draw them a picture! Thank you!  

Costa Rica Spanish Service Trip Fundraiser

Students going on the Costa Rica Spanish Service trip in June are fundraising to help offset the cost of their trip. They are selling Faris Gourmet Popcorn.


Please support our students. Reach out to Mrs. Theel by clicking here if you would like a list of students selling popcorn.

Sign up for Friday Adoration - Need Parent Volunteers

We would like to continue to offer Eucharistic Adoration to our students on Fridays, but we need your help! 


Parents and community members are invited to sign-up by clicking here to take an hour time slot.  All you need to do is sit quietly with Jesus, adoring Him in the Blessed Sacrament.


Adoration Schedule for the remaining school year:

Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 (System Mass – Adoration starting at 11 a.m.)
Friday, May 24, 2019

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Do You Want to Be Well?

Click here to view a video from Ascension Presents, Fr. Mike explains how faith in God can help us make real changes in our lives.

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

No news at this time.

To contact Katie Hellmer please click here or 920-322-3206.


Don't Forget Mom! - Mother's Day - May, 12th

Visit the Scrip office and make “Mom” happy this Mother’s Day.

Getting her flowers? We have Haentze Floral, Personal Touch and Stuart’s Scrip.


Taking her out for brunch or dinner? We have Ala Roma, Schmitty’s, Backyard Grill, Blanck’s (Johnsburg and Lake Aire), Friar’s/Sebastian’s/ Salty’s, Ginos, Red Cabin at Green Acres, Schreiner’s, Sunset on the Water and many more.


Want to get her a gift card so she can shop on her own? How ’bout Kohl’s, Lillian’s, Renaissance Salon/Spa, T.J. Maxx, Target and Gap/Old Navy. Just can’t pick out what’s right for her? Get her a Scrip gift certificate and she can choose exactly what she wants.  You can’t go wrong with that option!

St. Joseph's Book Room Scrip

Be prepared for upcoming First Communions.


St. Joseph’s Book Room offers Scrip with a 10% discount!


Shop local, get a memorable gift and earn Scrip rebates. Its’ a Win-Win!

Office Hours

Scrip hours for the academic school year

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 4:00 p.m


Not sure what Scrip is? Stop by and see us or call Chris at 920-322-8059.  Scrip is an SMSA fundraiser that not only benefits the System but also gives you the opportunity to offset your tuition.

Click here to read more!

Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPC Update

Thank you for your support!