February 19, 2016


St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

1st & 8th Grade Families 

This is your assigned week to volunteer. We need your help Friday, February 19th for the Fish Fry. 8th grade students are especially needed for set-up.
Cake Booth - Fish Fry

Cake Booth donations are requested for the Friday that your child's grade is scheduled to volunteer. A free dress pass will be issued for each item donated, not to exceed the current number of your children at SMM. Please bring the baked goods to the gym during afternoon carpool, during the set-up, or during the fish fry. 
Lenten Fish Fry

Come join us for fellowship and yummy fish o n  the following Fridays:

February 19, 26  
March 4, 11, 18
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Besides the best fish in town, shrimp baskets, rolled oysters, baked fish and cheese pizza are also available. The Graeters Ice Cream cart will be stocked, and don't forget to play a few rounds at the Cake/Treat Wheel to take home a yummy baked good!
3-on-3 Basketball 
(during the Fish Fries)

1st - 4th grades
Friday, February 19 
Registration closed. 
Come enjoy the games!

5th - 8th grades
Friday, February 26
Go Mustangs!

Congratulations to the five SMM basketball teams who will play in the CSAA Finals this weekend.
Here's the lineup:

6B White
DeSales High School
9 a.m. Saturday
DeSales High School
11 a.m. Saturday
8B Red vs. 8B White
DeSales High School
Noon Saturday
St. Xavier High School
5 p.m. Sunday
Get out and support these Mustangs!
Mom Prom
A Mother-Son Dance
Bow Ties & Tiaras

Saturday, February 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Registrations due Thursday, February 18. Click here for complete details.
Donate a Bear

Please bring in new or gently loved bears to the school through Friday, February 26. 
The Goal is to collect 700 bears. 
If every one could give just one bear,
the goal would be reached!
Click here for more information.
Classroom Baskets
Gala Fundraiser
The gala theme basket team is asking for donations per GRADE LEVEL. 
Used Uniform Sale

Come see us on Sunday morning
February 28
10:00 am - Noon
Parish Office Hallway
After School Enrichment Classes
Click here to take a look at the latest offerings for the exciting after school activities. Bricks 4 Kids, a lego class offered for students in K - 4th grade, Arts & Crafts, and Jazz It Up all have new offerings starting in March.
It's Soccer Time!
Grades 3-8

Practices will start in the beginning of March, and the cost per player will be $55.

If your child prefers to play in the girls only league make sure you indicate on your registration. If there are not enough girls that sign up you will be contacted to find our if your child would like to play co-ed soccer. Questions? Contact Chris Brown at rooter25@live.com
Deadline to register is Monday, March 7. Click here to register for Spring Soccer.
It's Tennis Time! 
Sign ups are underway for grades 1-8.  Practices are starting soon, all you need is a racket! 
Informational meeting is set for February 24th at 5:00 pm.  To sign up, please head to  www.stmm.org   and click on the  athletics  tab.    For more details regarding practice times, location etc. you can send an email to:    Marcela or Jason Newman at
Spring Sports Sign-up

Time to register for spring sports! 
The following sports are open and ready for you to sign up! 
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Boys Volleyball
  • K-2 Soccer
Feeling overwhelmed or
Take some time to renew yourself at the "Christ Renews His Parish" Retreat.  

A Renewal Experience  
St. Margaret Mary 2016 

Spots are limited and are expected to fill up quickly. Spots will be reserved on a first come/first serve basis.
The Sacred Heart School for the Arts is presenting
Beauty and the Beast in March. For tickets please go to www.showtix4u.com to purchase your tickets and select your seats. 
Please click here to view the poster.
Franciscan  Kitchen

On  Tuesday, February 23  , the following students will accompany Casey Burke to the Franciscan Kitchen: Quinn Burke-Calloway, Reece Quinlan, and Brenna Bray.

* 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.

News from Mrs. Sims
Lent began on February 10th. It is a time for us all to prepare to renew our baptismal promises. The three main components of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. As parents, we are the primary educators of our children.  We lead by example in word and deed. Lent is the perfect time to teach our children the value and power in prayer. We can show gratitude for what we have by sharing our blessings with others. We can take time to rest in quiet contemplation and focus our energies on just being together. We don't have to necessarily give something up, but we can take something on that glorifies God and brings us closer to Him.  

There is much grief and sorrow in this world. We lead busy and preoccupied lives. We often choose negativity over positive problem solving. May the appreciation of our gifts expand our hearts this Lenten season. I pray for more light, love, and hope to strengthen us all in our spiritual journey. Here is the afternoon prayer we are using with the children. 

Eternal God,
the refuge of all your children,
in our weakness, you are our strength,
in our darkness, you are our light,  
in our sorrow, you are our comfort and peace.
May we always live in your presence,
and serve you in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
SMM Alumni Pride

We are proud to share our list of former SMM students who have been named to the Trinity High School Honor Roll for the second quarter. Please click here to view the list. 
The Game of Chance is Back!
(formerly called the Wheel of Chance)
  • Twenty chances sold per package, no exceptions, cash or check only.
  • Winners will be drawn at our Gala Event on Saturday, March 5th (need not be present to win).
  • First opportunity to purchase chances with be tonight at our first Fish Fry.
  • After tonight we will accept order forms at the school office and register them based on postmark/date received. 
Please click here   to access the order form.
To view the descriptions of each package in the raffle,  please click here.
Take a Step to  End Thirst
Donate Shoes.
Save Lives.
Save Lives All Over the World

Your shoe donation will help WaterStep fund  life-saving water projects all over the world.
Drop off your new or used pair of shoes in
one of our collection boxes near the school office or in the church .
St. Margaret Mary School will be collecting shoes next week through February 26.  The parish will have collections boxes during the weekend Masses on February 20 & 21 and February 27 & 28 .
Worldwide, 875 million people live
without access to safe water.

Dads please join us for a sweet morning treat!
7:00-7:50 am
Hospitality Room

Last names of A-L are invited on
Tuesday, March 1st
Last names of M-Z are invited on 
Thursday, March 3rd
We hope you join us for this deliciously fun event 
sponsored by the SMM PTO.
Healthy Weight and Your Child

Please click here to view the brochure about a new program the YMCA of Greater Louisville is launching called Healthy Weight and Your Child. To view the FAQ on this program, click here.

SMM Gala 
Diamonds & Denim 

Saturday, March 5

Ticket Deadline - Friday, February 26th!
 This Week . . .
Saturday, February 20
7:00-9:00 pm
Mom Prom - PAC

Sunday, February 21
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Resonare' Rehearsal -  Independent Study Room

Monday, February 22
Dine & Dash Luncheon - hosted by 1st & 6th grade families
Shoe Collection for WaterStep
Stuffed Bear Collection for Ardi's Bears
7:15 am
Encore Rehearsal - Drama Room
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 1st grade attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Spanish Club - Grades 3-5 - Art Room

Tuesday, February 23
Shoe Collection for WaterStep
Stuffed Bear Collection for Ardi's Bears
7:15 am
Beginning Band - Drama Room

Supernova Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 4th grade attends
1:15 pm
Reconciliation - Grades 5 & 6 - Families Welcome!
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Arts & Crafts - 2H

KinderPhonics - KL

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

3:00-4:30 pm
Math Mania - 4th, 5th, & 6th grade

Pottery Wheel Class (Art Room)

Ready, Set, Study - 3S

Wednesday, February 24
Shoe Collection for WaterStep
Stuffed Bear Collection for Ardi's Bears
7:15 am
Advanced Band - Drama Room
1:15 pm
Reconciliation - grades 7 & 8 - Families Welcome!
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Beta Club - Hospitality Room
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Chess Club - Library

Thursday, February 25
Shoe Collection for WaterStep
Stuffed Bear Collection for Ardi's Bears
8:15 am

All School Mass - 3S planning
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, & Jr. High

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Tiny Techies - - KI
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Rosary Club - Meeting Room A/B
Friday, February 26 
Last Day of the Trimester
Field Trip - K/6th grade - Bowling!
Last Day - Shoe Collection for WaterStep
Last Day - Stuffed Bear Collection for Ardi's Bears
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 3rd grade attends
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Fish Fry - Gym & PAC - K & 7th grade parent volunteers & Cake Booth donations

Saturday, February 27
5:00 pm
SuperNova singing at the 5:00 pm Mass
Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!
February 28
Used Uniform Sale 10:00 am - Noon
February 29
First Day of 3rd Trimester
March 1
Donuts with Dad - last names A-L
March 2
Field Trip - 7th grade - Heart Surgery
March 3
Donuts with Dad - last names M-Z
March 4
Yearbook Group Pictures - No Free Dress - Uniforms Required
Fish Fry - Parent Volunteers & Cake Booth Donations -2nd and 5th grades
March 5
Spring Day of Reflection - 2nd grade families

SMM Gala - Denim & Diamonds at the Icehouse
March 7 - 10 & 
March 14 - 17 

Terra Nova Testing - grades 3-7
March 9
Chick-fil-A Day - fundraiser
March 11
Fish Fry - Parent Volunteers & Cake Booth Donations - 3th & 6th grades
March 15
Dine & Dash Luncheon - hosted by Kindergarten Families
March 16
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

SMM Spirit Wear Day
March 18
Fish Fry - Parent Volunteers & Cake Booth Donations - 4th grade
March 24
Holy Thursday - Family Night - no after school or evening activities
March 25
Good Friday - Family Night - no after school or evening activities

1:15 Dismissal
March 28
Snow Make-up Day
   Current School Calendar
2016-2017 School Calendar
Click here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
Current School Calendar
Good Friday, March 25 - changed to an early dismissal day at 1:15 pm .
Monday, March 28 is a snow make-up day. School will be in-session.