November 4, 2016


St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
* Free Dress Mondays*
Starts November 7

Thanks to the awesome efforts of our Mustangs, our students will enjoy free dress on Mondays until January 30, 2017. Please click here for the guidelines.  Please remember that a dress pass will be necessary to participate in free dress on a Friday. 
Monday, November 7

Come out and support SMM School by eating more chicken all day long at the St. Matthews, Mall of St. Matthews or newly re-opened Springhurst locations!  Be sure to tell them that you are supporting SMM so that 20% of the sales will be donated to the school.
November Lunch Menu

Click here to view it.
School Pictures
  
The individual school pictures have been sent home.
  
- Retakes will be on Friday, November 18 .  Your child may wear free dress for the re-take.  A free dress pass will not be required for those students getting a picture re-take.
  
-  If getting a retake, p lease send the entire picture packet with all pictures back to school to the attention of Mrs. Susan Delk  if you want a re-take .
  
Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Susan Delk at  sdelk@stmm.org
  
2nd Trimester & November Offerings

Check out all of the new, fun, after school offerings by clicking here. Many of our classes will begin a new set of after school classes in November such as Math Mania, Pottery Wheel, etc. Don't forget that Rosary Club is just getting started, too!

This information is posted on our school website under the Student Academic tab, then After School Enrichment
Vision Screening
Volunteers Needed
Thursday,
November 10

The school office is in need of parent volunteers to assist with this year's Vision Screenings. We will  be testing students in grades 2/4/6. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10.

The testing will begin at 9:00 am in the PAC and end approximately at 11:30 am. If you can assist with  this opportunity, please contact Amy Hammer in the school office or email ahammer@stmm.org

We appreciate your assistance!
Basketball Tryout Dates

Mark you calendar for basketball tryouts!
 
5/6 Grade Boys
Tuesday Nov. 8th  7:30-9 pm
Wednesday Nov. 9th  6 - 7:30 pm

3/4 Grade Girls
Monday Nov. 7th  6 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday Nov. 8th  6 - 7:30 pm
 
If you have not signed up yet, please do so before tryouts at athletics.stmm.org!
 
Questions? Contact Matt Stull (Boys) at mstull74@yahoo.com or Bob Bender (Girls) at  bob@unipak.cc
 
SMM Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 5
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gym & PAC
Green for Good
Volunteers Needed 
Saturday, November 5
9:30 am


Come lend a hand and shovel to help finish up the Green for Good biofilter on the front lawn of the School lawn. Please click here for complete details.
U of L Volleyball
Bring Your "A" Game Promotion
Wednesday, November 9
 
University  of Louisville Volleyball is hosting a Bring Your "A" Game Promotion. Kids who bring their report cards displaying an "A" or "O" will receive a free ticket to the match. All guests will receive a discounted ticket for $3. The first 250 kids will have the option to receive a free Louisville Cardinals drawstring bag or hat. This is valid for kids in 8th grade and under. 
It's that time again to put on your goggles and hit the water. 
 
SMM Registration for the 2017 Swim Team began November 1st!  Practice will be at Blairwood Pool starting January 8th 7:00 - 8:00 pm & every Sunday after that until City Championships on March 4th.

For more information and to register, go to www.athletics.stmm.org
 Questions? Coach Jim Francis  james.francis@tbs.toshiba.com
or Becca Appel becca1018@yahoo.com

S MM Men's Basketball 
30 and Over

We will have 8 teams with 9-10 on each team.  All players will be drafted!  Please sign up ASAP at athletics.stmm.org
Questions?
Rick  Boeckmann,  291-4530
Rick.Boeckmann@pattersondental.com
  • The draft will be November20
  • Season will start December 11
$85 members/ $100 non-members
CEO - Catholic 
Evangelization Outreach
Sunday, November 20
6:30 pm in the  Church

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.  Click here to learn more about the event featuring parishioner, Angela Springer. 
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:
 
Sherry Baird, our Learning Resource Coordinator,  and her family on the death of her father-in-law.

News from Mrs. Sims
            
On Wednesday, seven of our wonderful staff members were honored at the Years of Service Luncheon given by the Archdiocese.  Educators are recognized at milestone years for their dedication to the ministry of working in area Catholic schools.  This is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and recognize the incredible service our teachers provide.  Please join me in thanking the following staff members:  Amy Burch, Michelle Stull, Sherry Baird, Barb Voet, Natalie Androla, Julie Domzalski, and Joyce Wicke.  These dedicated and talented faculty members truly share the love of Christ with us each day!
          
  "Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love: it is  like giving life."    - Pope Francis
 
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
PTO News
Thank you to all our countless volunteers, teachers, staff, students, families and corporate sponsors. Thanks to your hard work & generosity, the Mustang Mile and Fall Festival were a great success. Totals are still coming in but we successfully hit our Mustang Mile goal of $50,000! Free Dress Mondays begin on Nov. 7th through the end of January. And stay tuned, Mrs. Sims and Fr. Bill will be peddling through the halls very soon!


Seeking Feedback 

Since we made many changes to this year's Fall Festival we would greatly appreciate your feedback - what worked and what didn't work - in order to continue improving for next year's event. Please take a minute to complete the following survey. Please click here to complete the survey. Thank you!

Spirit Wear Stocking Stuffers
Don't miss out on some great  stocking stuffers that support SMM. Order your SMM Coasters NOW! Click here to access the order form and return it to school by Friday, November 11th! 
Used Uniform Sale
Sunday, November 6
10:00 am - Noon

The PTO will be hosting a Used Uniform Sale o n Sunday, November 6 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the Hospitality Room. Stop by and pick up some great bargains!
Elf The Musical
Tickets

Tickets for Elf the Musical, Jr. are now on sale for all school and parish families! Go to showtix4u.com and click on buy tickets....choose "Elf the Musical, Jr." at St. Margaret Mary (be careful...because St. Patrick's is also doing this show....don't click on their's by accident). You will be able to pick your performance date and select your seats. Once you are in, you have 10 minutes to complete your purchase. Shows are:
    • Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm
    • Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm
    • Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm. 
Tickets are $8 and $5 for students and seniors (includes college students).  The homeroom in grades K - 5 and 7-8 who have the highest percentage of kids attending the musical once will receive a pizza and dessert party.
 
It's such a fun, family friendly show....and just in time to take you into the holidays!
Stars! Stars! Stars!
Support our 6th grade 
Elf cast members!

Please also consider supporting the students working so hard to make this an awesome show by purchasing a star for one of them! Stars can be bought at carpool next week:
  • Monday and Friday afternoon carpool 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday morning carpool!
Stars can be decorated with pictures and encouraging words, and returned to the school office. The stars will be hung in the PAC the week of the 6th grade play. Please support their hard work!
Congratulations to our amazing SMM girls volleyball teams who brought home 4 City Championship trophies last weekend!

2016 City Champions -  7/8th Grade  Volleyball Girls #1
Chloe Osborne Elli Singleton Avery Tanner
Lucy Malone Eleanor Beavin Lizzie Allen
Caroline Cermack Courtney Landrum Sidney Spivey
Coaches:  Leigh Ann Fuller, Jason Gossman
Student Assistants: Katy Haering

2016 City Champions - 7/8th Grade Volleyball Girls #2
Julia McNeley Madelyn Winspear Kayla Mullins
Lilly Williams Amanda Graham Rachel Rich
Leo Waddell Avery Aigner Caroline Timperman
Coaches:  Mike Federspiel, Amanda Graham

2016 City Champions - 7/ 8th Grade Volleyball Girls #3
Taylor Sweeney Alexa Bray Isabella Granger
Alani Martinez Abby Varga Savannah Roby
Kaitlyn Burke Chelsea Mattingly
Coaches:  Adam King, Patrick King
Student Assistants: Cecilia Nielson, Jenna Hall

2016 City Champions - 5/6th Grade Volleyball Girls #3
Abby Ayre Lindle Osiecki Brenna Mathes
Sophia Pawley Nora Reader Abby Boggs
Peyton Wright

Coaches; Mike Ayre, Stephanie Wright

SMM Women's Ministry Presents:
Advent Retreat 
with Dawn Della Bella

Saturday, November 12
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Click here for more information and details.

Click here to access the Sign-Up Genius to register.
Play Like A Champion Today
Mandatory Training for all coaches for Winter and Spring sports will be held the week of November 14. If you are planning on coaching, and have not attended a training in the past, you MUST attend. Sessions will be offered from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on:
  • Monday, November 14 - Library Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Library Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, November 16 - Library Meeting Room
  • Thursday, November 17 - Hospitality Room
Join us for Reconciliation

The following grades will be attending the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Advent. Parents and family members are welcome to join our students in the church. There will be many priests available.
Tuesday, November 15 3rd & 4th grades 1:15 pm
Tuesday, December 6 5th & 6th grades 1:15 pm
Wednesday, December 7 7th & 8th grades 1:15 pm
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Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, November 8, the following students will accompany Debbie Arno to volunteer: Caroline Arno, Carly Henry, and Katie Chambers.