May 11, 2018


St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

"New to the Bus" Families
Fees Due on Monday!

Any family that is "new to the bus" should submit all bus registration fees by Monday, May 14. 

If you have turned in your paperwork, your Sycamore account has been charged.
  • Log into Sycamore account on a computer. You are not able to pay from the Sycamore app.
  • Select My Accounting on the left side of the page.
  • Select Summary.
  • You will see an invoice titled "2017-18 School Family Payment Account" with an amount of $325. This IS your bus fee for 2018-19. The system doesn't allow us to charge for next year.
  • If you have a payment method saved in Sycamore, there will be a green button to make your payment. Otherwise, you will need to add a credit card (2.25 % charge) or your checking account routing number (no charge).
2018-19 School Supplies

We are pleased to release the School Supplies List for the 2018-19 school year. 

Click here to access the 4-page document that includes all lists and the order form.
Pre-Packaged Supplies
Online Orders are due on Friday, May 25. Orders paid by check or cash are due by Wednesday, May 23.

All lists and the order form are also available under News on Sycamore and on the school website under Parent Resources.
Thank you!
  
Thanks to your generosity, we collected  $1177.00 for the 
Feed My Neighbor daily lunch program at the Sandefur Dining Room at the Cathedral of the Assumption

Dr. Jenny Rouchka, mom of Toby (5G) and Thomas (2J), is dancing in the Let's Dance Louisville competition on June 23 and has a goal of raising $10,000 for the My Neighbor program. Thank you for your generosity in helping Jenny reach her goal and helping to feed the homeless, too!
2018-19 Book Fees 
Coming Soon!
Friday, May 18 -  Friday, June 1

Please be on the lookout for an email that Book Fees are coming due for the 2018-19 school year. The window to pay for Book Fees will be May 18 - June 1. The base fee per child will be $540. Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th graders will have an additional $100 Chromebook fee. The JK book fee is $270. 

Used Markers

The 2nd graders are collecting used, worn out markers to send off for recycling into fuel! Rather than tossing your used markers, dry erase, or highlighters, please put them in the collection boxes on printer stands in the school hallways or take them to any 2L classroom. Thank you! 

2018-19 School Year
Deadline for Interest Forms 
Thursday, May 24

Deadline to express your interest is the last day of school on Thursday, May 24.  Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 16
8th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 18 - Friday, June 1
Book Fees Due for 2018-19 school year

Wednesday, May 23
Field Day (tentative) - Rain date is Tuesday, May 22

Thursday, May 24
12:30 p.m. Dismissal
School Uniforms Required
Last Day of School
Report cards go home with all students.

Friday, May 25
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences - If Needed/Requested

Please come see your fellow Mustangs Eleanor Peterson (6A), Charlotte Peterson (3G), and Rory Wildman (2H) dance in a ballet performance of Swan Lake at Sacred Heart School for the Arts this weekend.  Performances will be tonight, Friday and tomorrow, Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at  www.showtix4u.com .
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, May 15 the following students will accompany Yolanda Claros  to volunteer: Gianna Claros, Lilly Maddux, James Moreschi, and Will Warms.

Thank you to all of our parent and student volunteers who have served the homeless throughout the school year!
News from Mrs. Sims
           
          May brings the thought of transitions to our school. The 8th graders will soon transition to high school, others will move on to the next grade level, we all will experience the ease of the summer months, and we will move on to the next challenge in our lives. It is an exciting time, but it also can leave us feeling anxious or sad.
         As we count down the days until summer vacation, let's not forget all of the wonderful things that are still going on. Our 2nd and 6th graders planned and conducted a beautiful May Crowning Ceremony on Tuesday in loving tribute to Mary. The 4th graders experienced Pioneer Day, which is the exciting culminating event that celebrates their study of Kentucky history. Next week brings a fun ending to the school year for our 8th graders as we go to Kings Island, have our cookout, and experience graduation day.
         A big thanks goes out to all of the parent volunteers who help us with all of these activities. We couldn't do it without you!

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Congratulations, 
2nd graders,
on your First
  Communion !

Congratulations to the 80 St. Margaret Mary 2nd grade children who received their First Communion on Saturday, April 28. 

Please click here to see a list of the SMM 2nd grade students who participated in the sacrament. We are proud of you!
Lunch Account Balances

All lunch accounts must be paid in full and have a positive or zero balance for students to participate in Field Day. Please keep in mind that lunches will be served until Tuesday, May 22; lunch cost is $3.35 per day JK-5th grades and $3.50 for 6-8th grade.
  • 8th grade students must be paid up by TODAY, Friday, May 11 to participate in Graduation activities on Wednesday, May 16. 
  • All other grades must be paid by Tuesday, May 22 for the student to participate in Field Day on Wednesday, May 23. 
You may check your child(ren)'s lunch account online at  EZpay.com. Money can be deposited through EZpay or by sending in a check to the cafeteria. Questions? Contact our Chef Manager, Jason Kirby  foodservice@stmm.org  or 426-2635, ext.135.
Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets
Student Incentives
Deadline Extended to Monday, May 14

Sell 15 Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets and get a Free Dress Day on Wednesday, May 16 and ice cream at lunch!

Deadline to submit your tickets for these incentives has been extended to Monday, May 14.

The homeroom selling the most raffle tickets will win an ice cream party! Our current leader is 7S!

Other incentive prices will be sent home on Friday, May 18. Questions? Contact Leah Raluy at Leah.Raluy@twc.com
Field Day Fun 
Wednesday, May 23

Our 7th grade students and PE teachers have a great day of fun and frolicking planned for Field Day. Each grade has specific color shirts that should be worn. Students must bring a lunch and drink as the cafeteria will be closed. Concessions will be available to purchase, so plan to bring your dollar bills in a Ziploc bag marked with your student's name and homeroom. 

Parents may  click here  to volunteer. Volunteers are also needed as guides for the Kindergarten students. Please contact Mrs. Mary Owen at mowen@stmm.org .

2017-18 School Yearbook

Yearbooks are $32.00 this school year with  additional yearbooks each being $ 30.00.     
Please click here  to download the order form. Unlike year's past, there were no pre-sales last fall.  This is the only opportunity to purchase a yearbook.
Step by Step Celebration Mass
Tuesday, May 15
8:15 a.m. - All School Mass

Please come to the Step by Step Celebration Mass on May 15th at 8:15 a.m.  We will be recognizing the efforts of our students over this past year as being good stewards. Afterwards, at 9:15 a.m. in the Spirituality Center, we will have a Volunteer Kick Off Meeting for the 2018-2019 school year. We plan to begin our planning this spring for the next school year to allow SBS programs and events to start earlier in the school year.  

Please join us for the Volunteer Meeting and be part of the amazing SBS Team!
Cultural Passes to Arts and Cultural Institutions for Children Available

Louisville's Cultural Pass, presented by Churchill Downs and in partnership with Louisville Metro Government, Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), Funds for the Arts and Arts and Culture Alliance, provides free access to many of Greater Louisville's arts and cultural institutions for children, ages 0-21. Passes are good from June 1 to August 11. Pick up your Cultural Pass at any Louisville Free Public Library, Jeffersonville Township Library, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, or Bullitt County Public Library location. For more information, www.fundforthearts.org/culturalpass
Your 2018-19 PTO Needs You!

There are many ways for parent volunteers to help our PTO, and we would love to have you!  Please click here to access the volunteer form.
Parenting Videos
Digital Citizenship

To learn more about technology and how it affects our children, please remember that we have a great link on our school website concerning digital citizenship for parents. Please click here to access the area directly. From the school website (school.stmm.org) click on Parent Resources, then Digital Citizen Parent Videos.
Please join us in prayers for...

Camille Barber (SMM class of 2016), daughter of Mrs. Carla Barber, our school office manager, and sister of Jameson Barber (7B) as she recovers from knee surgery.
 
Patrick McSweeney (SMM class of 2013) as he undergoes 4-months of isolation for a bone marrow transplant at Cinncinnati Children's Hospital. This is his 7th battle against leukemia.
Please join us in 
sympathy . . .

Christian Wilson (8S) and his family on the passing of his Uncle Jim.

Sophia (7B) and Ashlyn Young (4M) and their family on the passing of their paternal great grandmother.

Madeline (6S/V) and  Barrett Schellenberger (2L) and their family on the passing of their paternal great grandfather.

Baker and Lakenan Beam (KO) and their family on the passing of their paternal great grandfather
Summer School at SMM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 
June 12 - July 19 
9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Students entering K - 8th grade

Please  click here to learn more.  
Click here to access the registration form.
Vacation Bible School
June 19 - 21
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Ages 4 years old - current 5th graders
For complete information, please click here!
RCIA Adapted for Children

The process of Christian Initiation is also available to children who may have for some reason or circumstance not yet been baptized or perhaps not received the other sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. The classes will b egin in August 2018  on Sunday mornings from 11:30 a.m.- 12:35 p.m. Please click here to learn more.