February 16, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
No School
Monday, February 19

Enjoy your day off!

Salsarita's Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 20
St. Matthews & Middletown locations

Please mention that you are there in support of St. Margaret Mary School so that your order is counted.

No cooking on Tuesday, parents!    ¡Olé!
4/5th grade
Governor's Cup
District Winners

Josie Horlander (5P)
1st place - Language Arts
3rd place - Arts & Humnaities

Elisa Crump (4R)
5th in Science

Toby Rouchka (5G)
5th in Math

These students will move on to compete in the Regional Competition.

Congratulations, Mustangs!

Congratulations to  Mia Brehm (7G) , a Winner in the Horsing Around With Art annual contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Derby Museum. Mia competed with hundreds of students and won 3 rd place in her Division!  The Award Ceremony was February 13 , and Mia was presented with $200 to be used in her schools art program. Mia's artwork will be exhibited in the Kentucky Derby Museum until February 18 .  

Trusting in God's Mercy
Sunday, February 18
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come hear Kim Kendall share her compelling story of how God not only saved her from a life filled with regret, but healed her completely from the effects of guilt. Click here for more information. 
Deadline Friday, February 23

Bring in those Box Tops for Prizes!  The class who brings in the most Box Tops will win donuts!

Please put your Box Tops in small baggies with the quantity on the baggie and your name and class!

The remaining Box Top collection dates for this school year will be :
  • March 23
  • May 11

Please Note these
Important Calendar Items

Wednesday, February 28
Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
End of 2nd Trimester

Thursday, March 1
3rd Trimester Begins

Band-Aid Raid
Sponsored by the SMM Beta Club

February 26 - March 2

This band-aid fundraiser supports Supplies Over Seas in their mission to help the needy in other countries.

Please donate boxes of band-aids (any brand/any size) OR you may donate money  $1.00 = 1 box.

The homeroom with the most boxes of band-aids will earn an 
ice cream party!
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:

Mr. Jason Bentley (Maintenance staff) and his family on the passing of his brother.

Please join us in prayers for . . .

Chloe Smith's (6S/V)'s dad and maternal grandfather.

Richard (Rich) King, former cafeteria worker.

Patrick McSweeney, SMM alumnus
as he prepares to fight his 7th battle against cancer.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, February 20 the following students will accompany  Laura Ochsner  to volunteer: Gibson Ochsner, William Gohmann, Brady Just, and Keegan Waggoner. 

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
A Renewal Experience at
St. Margaret Mary 2018

Men's Weekend:        March 3/4
Take time for yourself and for God!

Click here for the Men's CRHP Retreat or contact Drew Chambers at 502-387-2198 or drew.chambers@mcmcpa.com
News for Mrs. Sims
The Lenten season began with our beautiful Ash Wednesday service this week.  Students, faculty, and parents were reminded that the cross we wear on our foreheads that day is a symbol of our love for God and His love for us all.  Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in our church.  It is a time to prepare ourselves for the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross and, most importantly, His resurrection.

Parents are the primary educators of their children.  We lead by example in word and deed.  Lent is the perfect time to teach our children about prayer, gratitude, and service to others.  It is a time to rest in quiet contemplation and focus our energies on just being together.  You don't necessarily have to give something up, but what about taking on something new that shares God's love with others?  My prayer for you this Lenten season is that you are able to stop, breathe, listen, and love more fully than ever.

God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Talking to Children About School Shootings

SMM Parents,
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about the recent school shooting. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents or even young adults. The following information will help open the dialogue with your child.
Mrs. Brenda Clark, MS, LPCC, NCC
TONIGHT - It's Fish Fry time! 
1st Fish Fry of the season! 
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Great food and fellowship! Jumpies will be set up in the PAC  for little ones, wristbands will be available in the PAC for purchase.
SMM Spirit Wear Sale - TONIGHT!

Come shop at the Fish Fry!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
On the stage in the PAC 
Mark your calendars...It's Fish Fry time!!

The SMM community is excited to host 4 fish fry events this season. Please invite your friends and family to come join in the great food and fellowship! 
  • February 16   
    (Grades 1, 4, & 8)
  • February 23 (Grades 2 & 5) - 3 on 3 basketball tourney will be in PAC for 3/4/6th grade students.
  • March 2 (Grades K & 7) 3 on 3 basketball tourney will be in PAC for 5/7/8th grade students.
  • March 9 (Grades 4 & 5)  DJ in PAC with games! 
All parents of school children are asked to volunteer on the date assigned to your child(ren)'s grade (noted in green above). If you cannot assist that day, please sign up for an alternate day. 

Please click here to volunteer.
Jr. High and High School kids looking for service hours can sign up for most positions, but please refer to notes on the Sign-Up Genius for specifics.

Fish Fry Cake Booth
Cake Booth donations are requested for the Friday that your child's grade is scheduled to volunteer at the SMM Fish Fry (please see listing above). 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.
Thank you for your generous donation of your time and talent to make our community Fish Fry the best in the City!  

ALL Spring Sports Registration
Deadlines are here!

K-2 Soccer
(TONIGHT Fri 2/16 at midnight!)
3-8th Soccer
(TONIGHT Fri 2/16 at midnight!)
Boys Volleyball  
(TONIGHT Fri 2/16 at midnight)
(Fri 2/16 deadline)
(Sat 2/17 deadline)
(Wed 2/28 deadline)

Click here to access the athletics  website and register.
Join us for Reconciliation

The following grades will be attending the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this Lenten season. Parents and family members are welcome to join our students in the church. There will be many priests available.
Tuesday, February 20 5th & 6th grades 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21 7th & 8th grades 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27 2, 3, & 4th grades 1:00 p.m.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Grades 3, 4, and 6
Friday, February 23
During the Lenten Fish Fry

Please click here for full details and to access the registration form. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 21.

Mark your calendar: Grades 5/7/8 will play on March 2!
This week, rice bowls have been distributed to the youngest or only member of your family. The SMM Student Council has teamed up with Holy Trinity's Student Council for this year's rice  bowl challenge. Instead of a competition against each other, we are competing against hunger.

Rice Bowl 2018 SMM & HT Student Council Video
The SMM & Holy Trinity goal is $12,000!

Your spare change can change someone's life. We encourage your entire family to participate.

Thank you, 
SMM Student Council
Sponsored by your PTO 

Tuesday, February 27
Thursday, March 1
Last names A- L
Last names M - Z
7:15 - 7:45 a.m. in the Hospitality Room
Please join us with your child(ren) in the Hospitality Room.

Stewardship opportunity available:  Please visit here
to volunteer at this wonderful event!

Congratulations to our SMM Alumni who have made the Honor Roll at local Catholic High Schools:

Sacred Heart Academy
Click here to view the list.

Trinity High School
Principal's List & Honor Roll for 2nd quarter.  Click here.
Please note, it's a 2-page report.