General News

From Kurt Krueger: I would like to extend a grateful “thank you” for allowing me to continue with the “Coat Drive,” for 7th year in a row. We collected 170 coats and 220 combinations of hats, scarves and mittens that were transported to Model Cleaner for their cleaning. 1,100 coats have been collected since 2011.


A group of parents are planning the annual parent-sponsored “SMSA All Staff Christmas Gathering” as a way to thank and celebrate all of the wonderful people who care for our children. The event will include food & beverage and gifts for all who attend. Donating to this endeavor is completely optional, and all who do will be included on the invitation sent to staff before Christmas break. Please send a message to Rose Ahern at if you would like to take part, and details will be forwarded

BABY SHOWER FOR MARY – *Baby Donation Drive*

Why: To help expectant mothers and families in need during Christmas as we celebrate Blessed Mother Mary

When: Now through December 8th, 2017

Where: Deposit items in boxes outside the schools offices to help Babies in need in FDL

WHO: All SMSA students & families working together to help New Beginnings, The Solutions Center, SVdP, FDL Resource Center

PLEASE Send in Clothing, especially NB to 6 months; Bottles; Baby toiletry items; diapers all sizes; Pacifiers; onesies; bassinet sheets; baby towels and wash cloths.

*Gently used items welcomed

St. Mary’s Springs Academy Ledger Hockey Community Youth Games: SMSA vs. Fox Cities

Tuesday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice

Free Admission – 8th Grade and Younger

Snacks and Social after the Varsity Game with Poster Signing with the Ledger Players

Prizes including “Cabo the Ledger Bear”!

T-Shirt Toss sponsored by Edward Jones/Doug Shireman; Team signed Ledger Hockey Jersey; Concession Bucks; SMSA Swag; Team Signed Hockey Stick; Zamboni Ride Giveaways

Check your SPAM for upcoming EMMA messages so that you don’t miss important and timely information that is sent to the Springs’ community.

Amazon Smile: You Shop. Amazon Gives!

Weekly System Events Calendar Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to St. Mary’s Springs Academy. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SMSA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Don’t forget to use Scrip for those Amazon purchases too! Double up on the benefits to SMSA!

SMSA participates in several “collection” fund raising programs. Please continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Milk caps and labels from Kwik Trip Milk (Milk Moola). We have also now joined the “Loaves 4 Learning Program” – clip UPCs from Country Hearth and Village Hearth products. All of these items may be dropped off at the North or South Hall Office or the Scrip Office. Please keep collecting as these small acts really do add up! Rewards are used to purchase supplies needed at SMSA.

Link to monthly calendars

For the Athletics Calendar please visit the URL below:


There is no Scrip news at this time.

Special System Events

Note the dates on the Calendar for the upcoming Christmas Concerts:

  • Grades 5 – 8 Band and MS Jazz Band Christmas Concert, on Tuesday, December 12th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Baker Gymnasium;
  • Grades 5 – 8 Choir Christmas Concert, on Wednesday, December 13th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Baker Gymnasium; (shortened combined concert on the 12th from 1 pm – 2 pm in the Baker Gymnasium);
  • K – 4th Grade presents “Miracle at Midnight” on Tuesday, December 19th in the Hutter Gym. Performances at 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm and from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • High School Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 20th at Sacred Heart @ 7:00 pm.
Volunteer Information

There is no volunteer information news at this time.

School Nurse

A friendly reminder as we have entered the colder temperatures that bring along unexpected illnesses. If a student develops a temperature of 100 degrees or above, parents will be notified to promptly remove the child from school. Students should be symptom free for 24 hours without requiring medication for fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms prior to returning to school. It is our goal to keep the school and students healthy through the peak illness season. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Katie Hellmer, RN at 920-322-3206 or

Community & Booster Clubs


The Athletic Booster Club has many bag tags to sell. Pick one up at the Scrip office for $5. They make great stocking stuffers! See a picture on our website! Click here.


PPA – Parents for the Performing Arts includes all parents with students that participate in the performing arts at Springs.


NEEDED: two dozen cookies or bars for the High School Christmas Concert on December 20th. Please sign up here:


ABC – Minutes from the December meeting will be available soon.


The PPA will not meet in December. The next PPA Meeting: January 17th @ 5:30 p.m. in the SMSA Cafeteria. The October minutes are now on the website. The November minutes will be available soon.


We are still looking help with concessions and ticket sales for our winter sports. Here is the link to sign up

Parent Connectors

LedgerExpress was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended. It was a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Our lucky LedgerExpress basket winner was Braison Gurholt and our Scholastic Book Fair winner was Jackson Schwartz. Congrats! A sincere thank you to all of our parents who either helped to create our very own LedgerExpress or donated items for the event! We are so grateful for your help! Also thank you to the student helpers who assisted during the event and clean up.


Winter Carnival – Friday, February 9th – If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up on!

Staff Spotlight

We appreciated YOU!!! SMSA Staff Members in the SPOTLIGHT this week are



  • Stephanie Brusky
  • Kindergarten – 4thGrade Art Teacher
  • Hometown: Fond du Lac
  • Graduated from St. Mary’s Springs Academy (1997) & UW-Oshkosh



  • Christine Wuest
  • 4th Grade Teacher
  • Hometown: Mt. Calvary, WI
  • Graduated from St. Mary’s Springs High School & Marian University



  • Angelina Driedric
  • Student Services/Interventionist
  • Hometown: Cudahy
  • Graduated from Cudahy High School & UW-Green Bay

Ledger's Booster Closet

Happy Holidays, Ledger Fans! The SMSA Booster Closet is open for your holiday shopping needs. Come on in and see what you can find for your number one Ledger Fan! Dress them up in Ledger blue for the upcoming seasons!


December 11th, Boys Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 12th, Girls Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Also Band Christmas Concert

December 13th, MS Christmas Concert, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

December 14th, Boys Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 19th, Elementary Christmas Concert, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 21st, Girls Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 22nd, Boys Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm