October 30, 2015

St. Margaret Mary
 School Newsletter
The Dare to Care Drive sponsored by the Student Council is next week Nov. 2- 6.  Any checks may be made to Dare to Care.  One dollar equals 4 cans of food. We cannot take any glass items.  
After School Enrichment 

Please click here to view the updated listing of new after school opportunities available at SMM. Many of these are offered for the entire 2nd trimester, while others have more abbreviated offerings. This link leads you to the school website (www.school.stmm.org), where the
 listings and registration forms are always available for you to access under the 1st tab SMM School, then Afterschool Enrichment Opportunities.
Free Dress Mondays

Thanks to the awesome efforts of our Mustangs, our students and staff will enjoy free dress on Mondays until the January 31, 2016. Please click here for Free Dress Guidelines. Please remember that a dress pass will be necessary to participate in free dress on a Friday. 
Extra Credit in 
Mrs. Harrison's Music Class

Students in Mrs. Harrison's music class that would like to receive extra credit have an opportunity on Sunday, November 8 to attend the organ recital at 2:30 pm in the church. Please click here for full details.

PTO Survey

Please complete the brief question survey by the end of the day TODAY, October 30. THis is a great way to give input on how the PTO funds are utilizied. Click here to access the survey.
 Monitor Needed

The cafeteria is looking for a lunch room monitor for Monday through Friday. The hours are from 10:30 am - 1:15 pm If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Lydia Johnson, our Cafeteria Manager at 502-426-2635, ext 137 or email Lydia at foodservice@stmm.org
Handicap Parking Spots

Please remember that the handicap parking spaces on campus need to be available to those that have permits. We have had some problems with school parents blocking or parking in the handicap spots when they are waiting for their children. Those members of our community with the permits will be so  grateful  for your cooperation.
Used Uniform Collection
There will be a Used Uniform collection held after the Christmas Break. We ask that parents with uniforms to contribute, please hold on to your items until the scheduled collection and do not drop off in the school office. Also all donated uniforms should be freshly laundered and gently used (no obvious stains, holes, or fading). Stay tuned for our next collection date and upcoming sales. Many thanks!
Aluminium Can Pull Tabs Needed

The Kindergarten Classes are collecting pull tabs for the  Ronald McDonald House Charities. Please remember to save your pull  tabs and send them into the office or a kindergarten class!

St. Margaret Mary Social Committee

Welcome to the SMM Social Committee!
If you would like to be a volunteer in helping organize social committee future events, please contact Michelle Price-Stull at  mstull@stmm.org
25th Annual Holiday Boutique
November 7
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jewelry, wreaths, embroidery, doll clothes, quilted items, pottery, florals, stationary, blankets, bake sale and lots more.

Volunteers needed, including Jr. High students. Please click here.
SMM Athletics Ministry
Fall Sport Banquets

Sunday, November 8 is banquet time for the following teams:
  • 3rd - 8th grade tackle football
  • Powderpuff football
  • 5th - 8th grade Volleyball 

You may also click  on the athletics tab at www.stmm.org   to sign up.

Calling all Cheerleaders! 

Basketball season is fast approaching, it's time  to sign up for cheerleading! Please visit the athletics  tab at   www.stmm.org  to sign up.

Cheer coaches are needed! All interested parties  should contact Leigh Ann Fuller at 338-9492.

Way to go SMM
Powder Puff Football teams who won
City Championships!

8th grade Powder Puff
Football Team 

5/6th grade Powder Puff
Football Team

Congratulations to the SMM
Girls Volleyball teams on winning the
City Championships!


Congratulations to our SMM
City Runner-Ups

Way to go. Mustangs!

Try Hockey for FREE

On Saturday, November 7 boys and girls ages 4-11 may try hockey for free. Please click here for more information.
In our prayers . . .

Please join us in our sympathy to the following students :
  • Claire Simoneaux (8C) and her family on the death of her great grandfather. 
  • Olivia Morales (2M) and her family on the death of her great grandmother.
News from Mrs. Sims

Happy Halloween!  Today was a day filled with parties and fun, but we can't forget about the fun we had last Friday at the Fall Festival. A big thanks goes out to all of you who planned, sponsored, worked and participated in the event. It was a wonderful evening, and a fun time was had by all.  Students earned Free Dress Mondays until the end of January by selling those raffle tickets, and Father Bill and I had pie for dessert!

Mrs. Martin and I are doing the first semester teacher observations at this time.  We plan to have them all completed by Thanksgiving.  It is a joy to be able to focus on the excellent and dedicated staff that we have at SMM.  The teachers are having fun exploring new ways to use technology to support student learning and engagement.  The students are enjoying this focus on technology as a tool for learning. Please take the time to thank your teachers for all they do to support your children.
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims  

Congratulations to Mrs. Donna Laemmle, our KL kindergarten teacher, who has been recognized for the 2nd time as a Nationally Board Certified teacher. We applaud her for this accomplishment!
School Activity Calendar 
& Parent Directory on

When you are logged into PowerSchool from a Mac or PC, you may click on School Information icon on the left side of the screen to access the link to the Parent School Directory and the online all School Activity Calendar. Please note the school calendar is updated continually with new or updated items, so please check it often. 

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!
Performance dates are November 18 & 19 (7pm),
& November 21 (2pm)
Tickets are $8 adults, $5 seniors/students
Tickets available online beginning on
Monday, November 2 at 8:00 am. 
The ticket sales are password protected for play families to purchase their tickets until that time. 

Technology/Cyber Bullying/Social Media
Dangers and Prevention
A Night for 
ALL SMM Parents and Children
Presented by Dianna Anderson from ECHO-KY
How much do YOU know about the dangers of the internet and social media?  What are the risks to your children?  How can you protect them?  Do they even know what the need protection from?
On Sunday November 8th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Hospitality Room, all parents and children are invited to attend a special evening with Dianna Anderson from ECHO-KY (Exploited Children's Help Organization).  Mrs. Anderson is also the Chair/Coordinator of the Louisville Metro Human Trafficking Taskforce.  Mrs. Anderson brings her experience and presentation to us, covering such topics as:
  • The Dangers of the Internet
  • Children as Targets
  • Sexting
  • Smartphone Dangers
  • Cyber Intrusions
  • Password Security
  • Various Apps of Danger
This presentation provides a critical look at the dangers and pitfalls children are exposed to everyday in even the most innocent of internet/device uses.  Are they in danger now?  How would they know?  How would  YOU know?
This evening is brought to you by the MenT.O.R.S. program and is open to  all St Margaret Mary parents!
For more information contact Eric Thomas at 718-1776 or email to
Vision Screening
Volunteers Needed

The school office is in need of parent volunteers to assist with this year's Vision Screenings. This year we will be testing students in grades 2/4/6. The event will be held on Thursday, November 12. The testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the PAC and end at approximately 11:30 a.m. If your child wears glasses, they are encouraged to bring them to school on the testing date. If you can assist with this opportunity, please contact Kim Gossett in the school office a   kgossett@stmm.org  We appreciate your assistance!
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 sdelk@stmm.org

Please order your student(s) yearbook online by clicking here.
Pushups for Charity

Join our own Jack Chauvin (8S) in doing pushups to honor and support our military. It would be great to have some SMM teams join him!

Saturday, November 7
7701 Greenlawn Road
10:00 am

Starts promptly starts at 10 a.m. (beginning with National Anthem, followed by Pushup Rounds for all ages: everything pretty much concludes by noon); those willing to do pushups should arrive by 9:45 a.m. to be assigned to a group

 The Week Ahead  . . .

  Sunday, November 1
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Resonare (Youth Bell Choir) Practice - Independent Study Room

Monday, November 2
Free Dress Monday  
Dare to Care Food Drive - sponsored by the Student Council
7:15 - 7:50 am

Encore Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am

Daily Mass - 3rd Grade Attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Girls on the Run - 1C

History Club - Halloween Party - 7G
Tuesday, November 3
Dare to Care Food Drive  - sponsored by the Student Council
2M & 2H Field Trip - Safety City
7:15 - 7:50 am    Beginning Band - Drama Room

 7:15 -7:50 am    Supernova Rehearsal - Music Room 
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 5th Grade Attends
3:00-4:00 pm   Jazz It Up! - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, & Jr. High 

3:00-4:30 pm   Math Mania - 4th grade - 4R

Ready, Set, Study - 3S
Wednesday, November 4  
Dare to Care Food Drive  - sponsored by the Student Council
7:15 -7:50 am    Advanced Band - Drama Room 
8:15 am   Daily Mass - 1st grade attends
1:15 - 2:15 pm
8th grade - Communion Minister Training
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Chess Club - Library

3:00 - 4:30 pm   Girls on the Run -1C
Thursday, November 5
Dare to Care Food Drive  - sponsored by the Student Council
Dine & Dash Staff Luncheon - hosted by 2nd & 5th grade families
2L Field Trip - Safety City
8:15 am   All School Mass - Feast of St. Martin -  3J planning 
3:00-4:00 pm   Jazz It Up - 1R

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th & Jr. High 

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Tiny Techies - KI

3:00-4:30 pm   Rosary Club begins - grades 3-8 (Meeting Room A/B) 
Friday, November 6
Dare to Care Food Drive  - sponsored by the Student Council
1:30 - 2:15 pm   Pep Rally - gym

Saturday, November 7
SMM Holiday Boutique - gym & PAC - 9:00 am - 2 pm

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!


November 7 & 8

Commitment Sunday - Stewardship Commitment Cards collected at all Masses
November 11
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
November 12
Vision Screening
November 13
Picture Re-Takes for Individual School Pictures

End of 1st Trimester
November 18
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Spirit Wear Day

November 18, 19 & 21
6th Grade Musical - Peter Pan, Jr.
November 19
First Reconciliation
November 25-29
Thanksgiving Break