Christmas Message

From all of us at St. Mary’s Springs Academy, have a very blessed Christmas with your family and friends and may you all have a wonderful New Year!  See you next year!

Christmas Break - December 24th - January 1st

There will be no school from Monday, December 24, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 resuming on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


The Business and Scrip offices will also be closed during this time.


There will be no eLedger Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Friday Dress Day - December 21st

To celebrate the last day of school before Christmas break, students may dress in appropriate clothing explained below.


High School – Students may wear a school appropriate “ugly” sweater and jeans (with no holes) or their Support the Troops hockey t-shirt.  If your child/children choose to not wear either an “ugly” sweater or the Salute the Troops hockey shirt, they must come to school in their uniform.


Middle School – Students may wear a school appropriate “ugly” sweater and jeans (no holes).  If your child/children choose not to wear an “ugly” sweater, they must come to school in their uniform.


Elementary School – Students may dress in school appropriate pajamas.  Slippers and footed pajamas will not be permitted.  Students must wear appropriate shoes. If your child/children choose not to wear pajamas, they must come to school in their uniform (P3 and 4K must dress in their usual school clothing)

Important Upcoming Dates

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - January 7th

Join us as we pray the Rosary in our Chapel of St. Mary on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Check in at the North or South Hall office for your chapel pass.

Coach Tim and Rose Ahern Retirement Recognition - December 21st

You are invited to join us in recognizing and thanking Coach Tim and Rose Ahern for their years of dedication to the SMSA hockey program on Friday, December 21, 2018.


There will be a presentation before the SMSA vs Fondy hockey game at Blue Line Family Ice Center (550 Fond Du Lac Ave) at 7 p.m.


Following the game, a social will be held at the Knights of Columbus (795 Fond Du Lac Ave).  SMSA will provide pizza.

Salute the Troops Hockey Night - December 21st

The SMSA hockey team and friends invite you to attend their BIG game, versus cross-town rival, the Fond du Lac Cardinals, on Friday, December 21, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Line Family Ice Center (550 Fond du Lac Ave).


They are excited and honored to start a new tradition that gives them the chance to recognize and pay tribute to the brave and caring men and women in our community that have served in the military.


The team has announced a “Salute the Troops” fundraiser in which all “chuck-a-puck” proceeds (from both the December 15th and December 21st games) will be donated to Salute the Troops.  In addition, if you did not purchase your t-shirt during the week, they will be available for purchase for $10 each at the game, with proceeds supporting Salute the Troops.


If interested, there will be an opportunity at the game to visit a Salute the Troops information table to learn more and donate to this great cause! 


Special military ribbons will be handed out to all those who have served our country, and a special recognition will take place before the game.


Between the 1st and 2nd period, The Fond du Lac Blades – Team USA – will perform a special tribute.


This night is also the Coach Tim and Rose Ahern retirement recognition night. Their recognition will take place before the game, followed by a special military recognition and the singing of our National Anthem. 


To view the event’s flyer, please click here.

SMSA Staff Christmas Social - donation due by December 21st

For the past 8 years, a group of families have sponsored a Staff Christmas Social as a special thank you to all the SMSA administration, staff, teachers and Holy Family priests.


The event this year will be held in January at Whispering Springs Golf Club (380 Whispering Springs Dr.).   For many families, this is given in place of individual Christmas gifts for staff and teachers.  Please note, this opportunity is optional and offered to any SMSA family that would like to be included.

The event will include appetizers and beverages for all who attend.  Each family participating is asked to give a minimum of $50.  Monies will be accepted through Friday, December 21, 2018 and can be dropped or USPS mailed to: Andrea Nuss (please email – listed below – for address).

Contact either myself ( or 920-904-4356) or Valerie Everson ( or 920-251-3719) at your convenience with questions.

Blessings to you during this joyous holiday season!

Big Money Raffle - January 25th

Big Money Raffle will be held Friday, January 25, 2019.  There is a little over a month away to sell your tickets!  The holidays are a perfect time to sell your Big Money Raffle tickets to family, friends and supporters of SMSA. 


They also make great gifts for the hard to shop for person, you can make a donation to SMSA in their name and give them a chance to win $20,000.00!  


If you are in need of extra tickets, you can pick them up at the North or South Hall offices or the Scrip office.  Be sure to get your ticket stubs in and mark your calendars for Friday, January 25, 2019 and join SMSA for the Live drawing and your chance to win $20,000.00.

News and Information

Staff Spotlight - Week of December 17th

The staff members who are in the spotlight this week are Middle School staff members: Mrs. Abler, Mrs. Burkart, Mrs. Dahlinger, Ms. Fictum, Mr. Giese, Mrs. Holz, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. McGalloway, Mrs. Petrie, Mr. Petrie, Mr. Redig, Mrs. Reilley, Mrs. Skiff, Mrs. Stacey and Mrs. Vazquez.   


We appreciate you and all that you do each and every day at SMSA!  


If any of these staff members have touched your life/your child’s life, please send them a quick email or have your child write them a note of appreciation.   


Thank you!

NFL Blitz Cards Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Week 15 Winners!

Week 15

Brian Collien – $75

Jesse Burg – $25

Tim Twohig – $10

Tina Yogerst – $10

Joe Loehr – $10

Melissa Kulas – $20

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Wishing you a blessed Christmas Season!

Despite what the department stores tell us, Christmas hasn’t even started yet.  For us, Christmas isn’t simply one day, but an entire season that begins on the evening of December 24th and lasts until January 13th, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The word “holiday” is a reference to these truly “Holy Days” ahead.  So, keep your lights up and Christmas music pumping throughout the first few weeks of the New Year. And, be of good cheer – Christ our Savior is born!

Your Best Advent Ever

Best Advent Ever!
Check out the next video by clicking here from the Best Advent Ever series from Matthew Kelly, as he reflects on the Gospel from the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Sign up to receive the daily video reflections via email by clicking here, and make these final days of Advent the best ever!

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.

From the Office of Katie Helmer, School Nurse

SMSA Illness Procedures Reminders

Cold and flu season has arrived and we want to keep germs out of school!  A reminder of the procedures we follow at SMSA and expect all parent’s and families to follow as well are below:

  • If your child has a temperature of 100.4f or higher, they will be sent home and cannot return to school until fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).  
  • If your child has had diarrhea or vomited, they cannot return until free of symptoms for 24 hours.


Thank you for understanding and cooperation!  


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures, please email


Scrip Closed During Christmas Break - December 24th - January 1st

The Scrip office will be closed Monday December 24, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 reopening Wednesday, January 2, 2019 due to Christmas break.

Use Scrip for your Christmas shopping

Make Christmas shopping easy by giving the gift of Scrip!  We have over 100 cards to chose from in inventory.   


Gift cards make great gifts for teachers, coaches, babysitters and more!  Not sure what they want?  A Scrip gift-certificate (which can be purchased in any denomination) will allow them to choose exactly what they want.


Remember, if we don’t have what you are looking for in inventory, please ask.  We may be able to place a special order for you! 


Give the gift of Scrip and have more time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas!

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 reduce your tuition.

Click here to read more!

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

ABC Update

We are into the full swing of winter sports!  Thank you to all who are helping with concessions and tickets!  Please make sure to volunteer, even if it’s not your sport, all student athlete teams benefit from proceeds of the ABC revenue.  


Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the SMSA cafeteria, looking forward to seeing you there!


Go Ledgers!!! and Merry Christmas!

PPA Update

There will be no PPA meeting for the month of December.  


Please join us on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the SMSA cafeteria for our next meeting.