November 13, 2015

St. Margaret Mary
 School Newsletter
Early Dismissal

November 18
1:15 pm
Please make transportation arrangements for your student(s) this day.
SMM Spirit Wear Day

Wednesday, November 18
Coffee Talk
Please join Mrs. Sims on Friday, November 20 in the Library Conference Room between 7:30-8:15 am for coffee and an opportunity to "Meet Father Bill." 
for something different!
Diamonds & Denim 

Saturday, March 5, 2016
7:30 pm - 1 am
Ticket Price $50 per person

Registration will open soon but please mark your calendars now to join us for this fun night out to benefit our school. 

We are currently looking for donations and sponsors to help with fundraising for this event. If you would like to help please contact Shannon Byrne at

We appreciate the parent volunteers who assisted with the Vision Screening for grades 2,4, & 6 on Thursday.

Susan Andriot
Jennifer Beem
Dawn Hanke
Anne Mike
Leah Raluy
Nikki Taylor
Carrie Woodruff
Thank you for supporting SMM School! We received $188.44 from the Chick-fil-A Spirit Day on Wednesday! We appreciate your eating more chicken.
All sports or academic coaches that have not yet attending a Play Like a Champion Today COACHES workshop, here is your chance.  All coaches are required to participate in this valuable training. 
Tuesday, November 17
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Hospitality Room
Stewardship Cards Due
Don't forget to turn in your  Stewardship Intention Card.

Thanks to everyone who turned in a  Stewardship Intention Card!  What a tremendous response! Cards are  still being accepted. A dditional cards are availa ble in the Parish Office if y ou need one. 

 Evangelization Outreach

The purpose of CEO is for lay people to share their experience of how God has moved in their lives to bring them into a personal relationship with Him.
Our November event features parishioner, Michael Bartley, who from all outward appearances, lived a charmed life.However, all the while he was struggling with his own personal demon. Come hear about Michael's profound conversion, as he shares his witness to God's grace and forgiveness. 

Join us on Sunday, November 22, at 7:00 pm in the Church. Hospitality follows. All are invited.

Poinsettia Sales!
It's that time of year! The annual PTO Poinsettia sale is underway. Orders will be accepted until Tuesday, November 24. Pickup will be December 15. Pricing remains the same as last year, and we are using a local nursery: all plants were grown in Louisville! Purchase for yourself or in memory of a loved one.
Please click here for the order form or locate it on our school website under Community, then PTO. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Beem at with any questions.   
Classroom Pottery

Each classroom will have a special, hand painted pottery piece with the names and/or fingerprints of the students in that class incorporated into a fun theme. These items are painted by parent volunteers

This amazing pottery will be auctioned at the 
SMM Gala on Saturday, March 5. 

Please plan to support SMM by attending the Gala and bidding! Questions? Contact Jenny Nichols 
Come enjoy a relaxing and faith-filled evening with other SMM women.
All are welcome!  Childcare provided.
Wednesday, November 18
7:00 - 8:30pm in the Hospitality Room
Speaker: Dawn Della Bella
"The Seasons of the Spirit -- Recognizing the Four Seasons in Our Spiritual Lives"
The Nutcracker 
Uruline Arts Center

Jenna Todorov (4T), Eleanor Peterson (4G), and Charlotte Peterson (1D) are performing in this production. 
Performances will be:
December 11 and 12 at 7:00 pm December 12 & 13 at 2:00 pm

A Christmas Carol 
Ursline Arts Center

Jenna Todorov (4T) and Marie Warms (4T) are performing in this production.
Shows will be
December 4 at 7:00 pm
December 5 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Mercy Academy 
Winter Wonderland 
Dance Clinic

PreK - 12 grade are welcome!
Saturday, December 19
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Franciscan  Kitchen   
On  Tuesday, November 17 , the following students will accompany Jenny Nichols to the Franciscan Kitchen: Camille Barber, Sara Huff, and Libby Nichols
* Drivers will pick up the students at SMM at 10:00 am for arrival to the Kitchen by 10:30 am. The group will return about 1:00 pm.

News from Mrs. Sims
Dear Families,
I am so excited to say that I was able to travel to Washington DC on Sunday to participate in the national Blue Ribbon School celebration.  It was truly an honor to represent St. Margaret Mary School.  Mrs. Natalie Androla, one of the teachers who assisted me with the application process, was also able to attend.  The two day celebration allowed us to meet educators from across the country. 
The conference was uplifting and affirming for us and the work we do each day.  Only 50 nonpublic schools are chosen each year for the Blue Ribbon Award out of over 300 schools that receive it.  That is quite an accomplishment for our school!  As I told the children his week at mass, this isn't my award.  This award was obtained by all of us working together toward a common mission.  It took dedicated and talented staff members, exceptional students, supportive and involved families, and a committed parish community all working together to achieve this award.  Now, it is our task to maintain the momentum, focus on continued improvement, and appreciate the gifts we share.  Thank you for your continued support and care for our school.  I am honored to be your principal and to work with such wonderful people.
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims  

The St. Margaret Mary Musical Theatre
presents the classic tale...
Disney's Peter Pan, Jr
Bring your entire family to enjoy
this magical and hilarious musical!
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 19  at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 pm
Tickets are $8 adults, $5 seniors/students
We are anticipating selling out for all of the shows.There are very few seats left at this time, so please purchase as soon as possible. You won't want to miss it!
Basketball Spirit Wear!
We have added basketball spirit wear and shooting shirts to the Spirit wear website. The boy's teams will wear black shooting shirts and the girl's teams will wear red shooting shirts. 
We will be placing two orders for basketball. The first order will end Monday, November 16th at 10:00 am. All orders placed before this date will be delivered on Tuesday, November 24th. The second will end Monday, December 7th at 10:00 am and be delivered Thursday, December 17th. We are only taking preorders for the basketball apparel! All the other items on the website can still be ordered and will delivered the on the normal schedule. Click Here
We also have Mustang's basketball socks.  If you are interested in purchasing basketball socks please contact Andrea Gohmann via email at
Yearbooks will be $28.00 this school year.  We are having a pre-sale with special Early Bird Pricing. The Early Bird Price of $25.00 will be available until November 25th, 2015. If more than one yearbook is purchased the cost will be $23.00 for each additional yearbook. Starting November 26, 2015, the full price of $28.00 will be charged and additional yearbooks will be $25.00.  Please DO NOT order a yearbook for your 8th grade student; they will automatically receive a yearbook.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Delk at

Please order your student(s) yearbook online by clicking here.
 The Week Ahead  . . .

Sunday, November 15
3:45 pm Resonare (Youth Bell Choir) Practice at 3:45 pm. Perform at 5:00 Mass.

Monday, November 16
First Day of Second Trimester
Deadline - Order SMM basketball spiritwear - see orange box above.
7:15 - 7:50 am Encore Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am Daily Mass - 3rd Grade Attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Games Galore - 2L

Reading Reinforcement - 1D


Spanish Club - Grades 6-8- Art Room

3:00 - 4:30 pm Girls on the Run - 1C

Tuesday, November 17
7:15 - 7:50 am    Beginning Band - Drama Room
 7:15 -7:50 am    Supernova Rehearsal - Music Room 
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 4th grade attends
3:00-4:00 pm   Arts and Crafts - Holiday - 2H

Jazz It Up! - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, & Jr. High 
3:00-4:30 pm  

Math Mania - 4th grade - 4R


Pottery Wheel - Art Room


Ready, Set, Study - 3S

6:30 pm
Play Like a Champion - Coaches Training - Hospitality Room
Wednesday, November 18
Early Dismissal - 1:15 pm
SMM Spirit Wear Day - Click here for guidelines
7:15 -7:50 am    Advanced Band - Drama Room 
8:15 am   Daily Mass - 1st grade attends
9:15 - 10:15 am 8th grade - Communion Minister Training
1:30 - 2:30 pm    Chess Club - Library
3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Girls on the Run -1C
7:00 pm
Peter Pan, Jr. 6th grade Musical - Opening Night - PAC

Thursday, November 19
8:15 am   All School Mass - Sit with Buddies - 6Z planning 
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Student Council Meeting - 7S
3:00 - 4:00 pm   Jazz It Up - End of session performance! - 1R

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th, & Jr. High 

Reading Reinforcement - 1D
3:00-4:30 pm   Rosary Club - grades 3-8 (Meeting Room A/B) 
6:30-8:30 pm
First Reconciliation - Church - all 2nd graders
7:00 pm
Peter Pan, Jr. 6th grade Musical - PAC

Friday, November 20
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
7:30 - 8:15 am   Coffee Talk with Father Bill and Mrs. Sims - Library Meeting Room

Saturday, November 21
2:00 pm
Peter Pan, Jr. 6th grade Musical - Closing Show - PAC

Sunday, November 22
Peter Pan, Jr. Cast Party

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!

November 25-29
Thanksgiving Break
November 30

Reconciliation - Grades 3 & 4. Family member welcome
December 2

6th Grade Field Trip - Shrek the Musical at YPAS
December 4

Reconciliation - Grades 5 & 6. Family members welcome.
December 7

K/1st grade Christmas Musical
December 8

Family Night due to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Holy Day of Obligation. No activities/homework/sports practices after 6:00 pm
December 9

Chick-fil-A Spirit Day - fundraiser


Reconciliation - Grades 7 & 8 - Family members welcome 


SMM Student Christmas Concert - featuring Encore, Band, SuperNova and Resonare' 

December 12

Catholic High School Placement Test
December 13-15

December 18

Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm
December 19 - January 3

Christmas Break
SMM Alumni News
Boys' Catholic High School Honor Roll

Please click here to view the list of former SMM students who have earned a place on the Honor Roll for the 1st quarter at  Trinity High School.

St. Xavier High School  has shared their list of SMM alumni who have earned Honor Roll status the 1st quarter of this school year. Please click here to view the list.

Key to the designations:
Principal's List  - All As
First Honors - All A's and 1 B
Second Honors - All grades B or better