August 21, 2015

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
 
Forms   Forms   Forms

Please submit all school forms to your student's homeroom teachers as soon as possible.
No Parking Areas

We have received complaints that some people associated with the church or school are using the rear office parking spaces of the Foxwood building during regular business hours.

They have advised us that they are installing monitoring equipment and will be towing any unauthorized vehicles parked at Foxwood during regular business hours beginning Monday, August 24.  

In addition, please be do not park in our designated fire lanes on the SMM property. In the event of an emergency, the large vehicles will not be able to access our buildings promptly.
Uniform Apparel Orders

The orders for Uniform Apparel that were submitted early in the summer have been filled and delivered to those students at this time. Orders placed recently will be completed later in September.
 Grandparents Day
September 8
Grades K-4

8:30 am  Grandparents gather in the PAC/Gym

9:00 - 9:30 am Open House - classroom visits
Grandparents should attend their youngest grandchild's classroom first

9:30 am Prayer Service - Church

10:00 am Dismissal

2015-2016

Please click here to read important information and view the list of room parents for the 2015-2016 school year. There will be meeting on Friday, September 4th at 10:30am to discuss responsibilities for the coming year.

Please look for a listing of After School Enrichment Opportunities in the near future. 

We will be publishing the entire trimester of options at one time this year instead of sending notices monthly.
Youth Handbell Boot Camp

Saturday, August 29
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Hospitality Room
Grades 4-8

The purpose of the boot camp is to determine aptitude and interest in the SMM children's hand bell choir. Please RSVP to Brenda Harrison at bharrison@stmm.org
Cub Scout Parent Information Meeting
Grades 1-5

Please join us for a Parent information meeting on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 pm in the Hospitality Room. Questions? Please call Rick Gallahue at 773-8834.  The boys will also be attending a during the school day on Tuesday, September 1.
Kentucky Youth  Assembly
(KYA)

The dates for 6th-8th grade KYA this year is Sunday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 15.

The first meeting of the year for both students and parents will be on Monday, August 31 in the hospitality room from 2:45-3:30 pm.
SMM Holiday Boutique

The St. Margaret Mary Holiday Boutique is looking for vendors and exhibitors for the 25th Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Please email StmmHolidayBoutique@gmail.com  for more information.
 
 
Auditions will be held for Mercy Academy's production of  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the Mercy Academy Theatre on August 31 and September 1. All students in 2nd - 8th grade are invited to audition from  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The audition will consist of singing a song of your choice, a movement section and a cold reading.  Please contact Amanda Simmons with any questions at 502-671-2010 or by email at asimmons@mercyjaguars.com  
Confirmation Dates

* Parent's meeting, Tuesday,
September 8 at 7:00 pm  in the hospitality room.
 
* Confirmation Rehearsal, Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 pm in the church.
 
* Confirmation, Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 am in the church.
  Daily Mass Schedule

Monday, August 24 - 3rd grade

Wednesday, August 25 - 1st grade

Thursday, August 27 - All School Mass (6S/V)

Our Sympathy
to . . . 
    
Kaitlyn (4R) and Allyson (2H) O'Bryan and their family on the passing of their grandmother.

News from Mrs. Sims

The blessings of the new school year have been somewhat overshadowed by sadness and uncertainty for many of us.  I am finding that much prayer and the love and support from others is a comfort to me. One such prayer that I have returned to often in my life is, "Footprints in the Sand."  I hope that it brings you comfort to know that the Lord walks with us and carries us through difficult times. 

The Footprints Prayer

One night I had a dream...

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way, but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why in times when I needed you the most, you should leave me.

The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

-Author Unknown
Supernova Auditions
 
In grades 3 - 6, there is an auditioned choir (Supernova) that meets at 7:15 am on Tuesdays and at 7:40 am on all-school mass days [usually Thursday].  {A Supernova is a stellar happening with great energy}. Students are chosen based on their singing audition with Mrs. Harrison. Approximately 40 students are chosen to be part of this special group. Students choose one of three mornings to come to school for their audition. 
 
Students who want additional help with the audition song ahead of time can attend a rehearsal at 7:15 am on Tuesday, August 25 in the music room. Detailed information has been emailed home.
 
Signed permission forms and fees are due to Mrs. Harrison before auditions the week of August 24, 2015.
 
Please choose one day to audition: 
Friday, August 28 
Tuesday, September 1 
Wednesday, September 2

All auditions are at 7:15 am in the music room.
  
Encore Auditions

Encore auditions for 7th & 8th grade boys and girls are the next two Mondays at 7:15 am (August 24 & 31).  The audition song, a recording of the accompaniment for the song, and the permission slip have been emailed to the Jr. High parents.
 
Students who are auditioning should report  to the PAC for the choreography audition at 7:15 am on Monday, August 24.
 
On Monday, August 31, the students will have their singing audition in the music room.
Kroger Cards

Enrolling your Kroger Plus Card allows our school to earn money every time you shop or fill your gas tank.
Last year we earned over $18,000 for our school with less than 40% of our families enrolled.

Please take the time to re-enroll (or enroll for the first time). All accounts will automatically be cleared  from Community Rewards after August 30. You must go into your account and add SMM again between now and August 30.To do this:
  •  Go to Kroger.com and log in or create an account. If you are creating an account for the first time, you need your Kroger Plus Card number. (this is the card you scan at the register to get the discount).
  • Once you are in your account, click on Community: and then Community Rewards. When you are prompted to add a school our school code is 10085.
It is that easy! Once again we will be giving each child 5 free dress passes with each family enrolled. You will again need to send me a screen shot of your account with SMM listed. I CANNOT accept a link to your account. (this requires me to have your password.) You can send the screen shot to jhenderson7boys@gmail.com or text it to me at 419-7949. (Be sure your family name is visible so I know who to credit). Dress passes will be going out starting the first week of September. The passes can only be used on Fridays.
SMM Kids

SMM has a new program for the children in our parish. Pope Francis recently said, "It is very important to reaffirm the family which remains the essential cell of society and the Church." Introducing...SMM Kids which will be launched this fall. There will be a shift in programming as a parish with the goal to purposefully keep the family together while providing excellent formation opportunities for all family members. On Sunday and Wednesday evenings, SMM will be filled with activity as men, women, youth, and children gather all across campus to connect and grown in their Catholic faith.
SMM Kids will offer Nursery (0-2 yr. old), Pre-School (3 yrs. - Kindergarten) and Elementary (1st grade - 5th grade) classes.

 Next Week  . . .

  

Monday, August 24 
7:15 am    Encore Tryouts (1 of 2 req'd) Choregraphy - PAC

 

Tuesday, August 25 

3:00 -4:30 pm  Rehearsal - All School Mass instrument players

   

Wednesday, August 26

 

 

Thursday, August 27

8:15 am     All School Mass (6S/V)

5:30 pm     Kindergarten Families - report to your child's class

6:30 pm     PTO Meeting and Open House (Parents Only) - Church 

 

Friday, August 28   

7:15 am   Supernova Tryouts - Music Room (1 of 3 choices)  

 

Saturday, August 29

1:30 -3:30 pm    Youth Handbell Boot Camp - Hospitality Room

 

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!

 

 

August 31         Encore Tryouts (2 of 2 req'd) Singing - Music Room 

 

September 1      Supernova Tryouts - Music Room (1 of 3 choices) 

 

September 2      Supernova Tryouts - Music Room (1 of 3 choices) 

 

September 3      Cub Scouts Parent Meeting  

 

September 4      Room Parent Meeting   

 

September 7      No School - Labor Day 

 

September 8      Grandparents Day grades K-4

                          Confirmation - Parents Mtg  

 

September 9     Chick-fil-A Spirit Day - fundraiser 

 

September 16    Flu Shots offered by Kroger 

 

October 10        2nd Grade Day of Reflection 

 

October 23        Fall Festival

 

December 13-15   KYA  

 

November 18, 19 & 21  6th Grade Musical - Peter Pan 

 

November 19    First Reconciliation 

 

December 7       K/1st grade Christmas Musical

 

March 5, 2016    SMM Gala  

 

April 23, 2016    Confirmation

 

April 27, 28, 29 & May 1   7th & 8th Grade Musical 

 

April 30, 2016    First Holy Communion