November 20, 2015
St. Margaret Mary
 School Newsletter


Dime Wars
Monday, November 23

T he Beta Club is sponsoring a UK/UL dime war on Monday,  November 23. Support your favorite team by wearing your team apparel. Team buckets will be in the front hall by the school office for donations. 

This afternoon the youngest or only child of each school family will bring home a flyer providing detailed information about participating in the Jesse Tree. This is wonderful opportunity for our parish and school families to participate in assisting those in need this Christmas season. Please click here for more details.
Report Card Day
Tuesday, November 24

Report cards for grades K-2 will be going home on Tuesday. For students in grades 3-8, the Final grades for the first trimester will be posted on PowerSchool on Tuesday afternoon. Parents are welcome to print out the grades from PowerSchool. Please let us know if you have any questions at or contact your teacher.
December Lunch Menu

Please click here to view the upcoming menu.

Our 2nd grade students participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation last night. Congratulations to each of them! Please include them in your prayers as they work toward their First Communion on April 30.
 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 Deadline!
Poinsettia Orders will be accepted until Tuesday, November 24
. Pickup will be December 15. Purchase for yourself or in memory of a loved one .
Please click here for the order form Questions? Contact Jennifer Beem at
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
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. 

A Christmas Carol 
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Nathan Bukowski (1C) is performing in A Christmas Carol at Actors  Theatre  of Louisville. The show is running November 24 - December 23. 
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 24 , the following students will accompany Lisa Lee to the Franciscan Kitchen: Justin Lee, Michael Chou, Ian Whatley 
* 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.

In our prayers . . .
Please join us in our sympathy to the following student:

Elizabeth White (8S)
and her family on the death of her great uncle.
SMM Alumni News
duPont Manual High School Honor Roll

The following former SMM students who have earned a place on the Honor Roll for the 1st quarter at   duPont Manual High School.

Merris Barber A,B Honor Roll
Will Cissell A,B Honor Roll
Hunter Ford A,B Honor Roll
Connor Gerhardt
A,B Honor Roll
Alyssa Pfitzer-Price Principal's List
Lily Vaughan A,B Honor Roll
News from Mrs. Sims

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"
It is time once again to focus on being grateful to God for all of ourmany gifts.  We are thankful for so many things here at St. Margaret Mary School.  Our children are blessed with dedicated and talented teachers, interested and involved parents, and numerous resources and opportunities.  We have a strong and vital parish community, an excellent and thriving school, loving families and supportive friends.  Even when life gives us challenges and hardship, we still find something to be grateful for. 
I am especially grateful this week for Mrs. Moth and all who have helped her make "Peter Pan, Jr." come alive with the 6th grade musical.  The play is a treat with beautiful costumes and sets and or course, our talented 6th graders.  So much work goes into a production like this.  The children work together to create something special and magical.  We are all so proud of them!
My prayer for all of you as you get ready for Thanksgiving is that you are able to take time with your families to express your gratitude for God's blessings.  Share an act of kindness with a stranger of a friend.  Be present with your children and relish the moments you have with them.  Be there for someone who needs you.  Enjoy some solitude and quiet reflection.  

May God Bless You and  Your Family,
Wendy Sims  
School Email Issues

If you are experiencing issues with sending or receiving emails to and from our staff, please be patient with us, as we are working to resolve the issues. Some of the emails that have been sent to us were being caught in our spam and junk filters. In the mean time, do not hesitate to follow up with phone calls if you don't hear back from us in a timely manner on an email that you have sent. You may also contact Jeremy Robbins, our IT Director, with concerns at 502-690-2840.
Basketball Spirit Wear!
Basketball spirit wear and shooting shirts are now on the Spirit Wear website. The boy's teams will wear black shooting shirts and the girl's teams will wear red shooting shirts. 
Orders placed prior to November 16th will be delivered on Tuesday, November 24th. The second order deadline is Monday, December 7th at 10:00 am; those orders will be delivered Thursday, December 17th.  Click Here to access the website.  If you are interested in purchasing basketball socks please contact Andrea Gohmann via email at .
The Early Bird Price of $25.00 will be available until Tuesday, November 24. Additional yearbooks are $23.00.  Starting November 26, 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 22
7:00 pm CEO- Catholic Evangelization Outreach - Church

Monday, November 23
UK vs. UL - Dime Wars
Raffle Ticket Incentive Movie Trip - Xscape
Raffle Ticket Incentive Trip - House of Boom
7:15 - 7:50 am Encore Rehearsal - PAC
8:15 am Daily Mass - 6th Grade Attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Games Galore - 2L

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Tuesday, November 24
* Report Card Day
* Last Day to order a Yearbook at the Early Bird Price
* Deadline to order a Poinsettia
* Basketball spirit wear orders delivered from 11/16 deadline
* Bowling Party - 6Z - Homeroom Most Raffle Tickets Sold 
7:15 - 7:50 am    Beginning & Advanced Band - Drama Room
8:15 am
All School Mass - 4R planning
3:00-4:00 pm   Arts and Crafts - Holiday - 2H

Jazz It Up! - 1R

Math Mania - 1st & Jr. High 
3:00-4:30 pm  
Math Mania - 4th grade - 4R
Pottery Wheel - Art Room
Ready, Set, Study - 3S
Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29 
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30
7:15 -7:50 am    Encore Rehearal - PAC
8:15 am   Daily Mass - 2nd & 5th grade attends
1:15 - 2:30 pm    Reconciliation - Grades 3 & 4 - Church - Families Welcome!
3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Games Galore - 2L

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Tuesday, December 1
7:15 -7:50 am
Beginning Band - Drama Room

SuperNova Rehearsal - Music Room

8:15 am
Daily Mass - 5th grade attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Holiday Arts & Crafts - 2H

Jazz It Up - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

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

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

Ready, Set, Study - 3S

Wednesday, December 2
6th Grade Field Trip - YPAS Shrek the Musical
7:15 -7:50 am    Advanced Band - Drama Room 
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Chess Club - Library

Thursday, December 3
8:15 am   All School Mass - St. Francis Xavier - 7S planning 
3:00 - 4:00 pm   Jazz It Up - 1R

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

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Tiny Techies - KI
3:00-4:30 pm   Pottery Wheel Class - Art Room

Rosary Club - grades 3-8 (Meeting Room A/B) 

Friday, December 4
3rd Grade Field Trip - Nutcracker
7:15 -7:50 am
SuperNova Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am   Daily Mass - Jr. High
1:15-2:30 pm
Reconciliation - grades 5 & 6 - Church - Families Welcome

Saturday, December 5
6th Grade Showcase

Sunday, December 6
1:45-2:15 pm
SuperNova - performs for SMM Senior Group

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!

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 11
SuperNova field trip
December 12

Catholic High School Placement Test
December 13-15

KYA - grades 6-8
December 14
1st Grade Field Trip - Derby Dinner Playhouse
December 18

Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Classroom Parties 9:30-10:30 am
December 20
Children's Christmas Celebration - Church
December 19 - January 3

Christmas Break