News from the Kitchen

Part Time Food Service Opening

Interested in a job that works with your family’s schedule? Food service has a part time position that doesn’t interfere with holidays, weekends or evenings. There is potential for additional hours and professional development. Please check out the listing by clicking here for more information.

Supply chain update 

As school foodservice programs return to normal service and menus, schools are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little to no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our programs. While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at school, supply issues will not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so.


This would also be a good time to have a conversation with your child(ren) encouraging them to make smart decisions on the line and take only what they will eat to help reduce food waste.  Daily we see unopened or untouched food being thrown into the garbage. It is hard to watch knowing that we may not be able to bring in that product again in the future due to supply issues.


Scrip Hours

Monday and Wednesday – 8:00 to Noon

Tuesday and Thursday – Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Friday – Closed

Scrip Christmas Cash

Get your Christmas Cash before December 13th!


Every time you purchase $500 worth of Scrip, you earn $10 Christmas Cash to be used on a future order AND you are entered into a drawing to win a $100 Scrip Certificate. There’s no better time to purchase Scrip.

Upcoming Dates

Jerseys for Jackson - December 3rd

In a community effort to support and pray with the family and friends of eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, the youngest victim of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, St. Mary’s Springs Academy will be joining in on the “Jerseys for Jackson” day this Friday, December 3rd.


To participate, please wear a baseball themed top (jersey, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.) with uniform bottoms.  No baseball caps.  If you choose not to participate, please dress in regular school uniform.


The organizers are additionally asking to hashtag photos of yourself with, #JerseysForJackson.


For more information on this and other initiatives to honor Jackson, please visit

High School Placement Test - December 4th

The High School Placement Test for 8th grade students will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 8:30 am to 12:00 PM. The test will be administered at SMSA. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at We look forward to seeing the Class of 2026! Thank you!

Volunteers to walk with the SMSA Christmas Float - December 4th

Is anyone in your family in the military, or a veteran?  In a police or fire department?  Or serving as an EMT/paramedic, health care provider or other frontline worker?  


SMSA will have a float in this Saturday’s annual Parade of Lights in downtown Fond du Lac.  This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays,” and we are looking for alumni, faculty, staff, parents or other family members who have served who would be interested in walking beside the float.  We will also have a wagon with 3rd graders re-creating the Nativity scene, and high schoolers walking alongside to pass out candy canes.  


It would be great to have SMSA well-represented so we can honor the many hometown heroes living among us!  Anyone who is interested can contact Jordan Skiff at or add contact information by clicking here.


The parade will begin at 4:15 on Saturday in the Fives parking lot (on the south side of Johnson St. between Doty and Macy).  The route goes from there to the corner of Western & Main, and the group disperses after taking a right turn onto Western.  Total time commitment will likely be from 4:00 until around 5:30 p.m.

PPA Poinsettia Sale- Deadlines December 10th

Poinsettia Sale begins for High School music department students. All proceeds go directly into each student’s account and can be used for future field trips (more information coming). Deadline for ticket requests is December 10th. Contact Maggie Rose for tickets

HS Music Department Christmas Concert - December 13th

Come and enjoy an evening of holiday selections at the High School Music Department’s Christmas Concert. This concert will take place on: Monday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church. It will feature the: Vocal Jazz ensembles, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choirs, and Modern Band ensemble. All are welcome to attend in person or view the livestream from the Holy Family Facebook page.

SMSA Staff Christmas - Donations Due December 20th

For over ten years, several SMSA families have sponsored a Christmas Gathering at Whispering Springs for SMSA teachers, administrators, and staff as a way to show their gratitude. For many families, the contribution to the special evening is given in place of individual Christmas gifts, or as an added appreciation.


This year, with the help of your generous donations, SMSA teachers, administrators, and staff will again enjoy an evening of food, beverages, and fantastic camaraderie.  Please note, this opportunity is optional. We ask each family interested in participating for a minimum donation of $50.


Monetary donations for the gathering will be accepted through Monday, December 20th. Please mail your contribution to Valerie Everson, W4204 Jennie Lee Court, Malone, WI 53049. Checks may be made payable to Valerie Everson, or if you are interested in paying through Venmo, please send to @Bill-Everson-78.

Please address questions to Valerie Everson at, or to Andrea Nuss at


Blessings to you during this holiday season!

Valerie Everson & Andrea Nuss

Big Money Raffle (BMR) - January 14th

Have you turned in your BMR tickets yet? The BMR drawing is Friday, January 14, 2022!


Holiday get-togethers are the perfect time to sell your tickets. Take them to Christmas gatherings, or purchase one or more for that hard to shop for person on your Christmas list.


Tickets may be returned to school any time before the drawing at noon on Friday, January 14, 2022. Additional tickets are available at the North, South and Scrip offices or email

News and Information

SMSA Private School Choice Students State Report Card

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We have had a wonderful fall at St. Mary’s Springs Academy! As a learning community, we are continually looking at ways to best support our students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The state school report card is one resource we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for academic improvement each year. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has required since the 2015-2016 school year that any school participating in the Private School Choice Program have a state report card. Our school report card is called the Private School – Choice Students Report Card and reflects only the scores of our students participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.  We are excited to share that SMSA moved from an overall score of 68.7 in the 18-19 school year (meets expectations) to an overall score of 77.2 in the 20-21 school year (exceeds expectations) on the Private School Choice Student Report Card.


The report cards are intended to help schools use performance data to improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at:


The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance for the 2020-21 school year, but also takes into consideration student scores from the 2018-19 and 2017-18 school years. 


At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools receive a score for each priority area:

  •  Achievement – proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
  •  Growth – year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement
  • Target Group Outcomes – outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.
  • On-Track to Graduation – reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.

School report cards can be accessed online at along with resources that explain the report cards and information about all of the educational options available to families. I have included the report card for St. Mary’s Springs Academy here as well. Our school report card and educational options available to families are also posted on our website:


Please feel free to contact me with questions as they arise. I look forward to working with you to make 2021-22 a successful school year for your student!



Melissa Trepte

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Ledger Pick-Axe

Click here to read the first issue for this academic year!

Box Tops - Help us hit our goal!

Remember the years when we needed to remember to clip the BoxTops from participating packages and send them to school to earn 10 cents for each BoxTop?  Over the past years, we would generate close to $1,000 annually and our total earnings is $52,819.  

Here’s where we are to-date:

  • 102 registered BoxTop app users for SMSA.  21 people used the app last month for a total of 78 submissions.
  • October’s submissions generated $15.50. This year SMSA has earned $98.60.


  1.  If you haven’t downloaded the app, go to the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Review the complete list of eligible products on the BoxTops website.  For the most current list of products, visit
  3. Scan your grocery receipts – online grocery receipts can also be submitted.

Heartbeat on Health

Return to the Ledge Health and Safety Protocols for 2021-2022

Please click here to view the safety protocols for the 2021-2022 academic year.


FdL County Quarantine Recommendations for COVID-19 Exposure

Please click here to view the Fdl County Health Department’s quarantine recommendations.


Be Well,

Allisen Willis, RN (’04)

Coordinator of Health Services

(920) 322-8017

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

PPA Meeting – December 16th

Our next PPA meeting will be Thursday, December 16th.


Contact Coleen Feucht for details and location.