March 18, 2016

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Lenten Fish Fry

Come join us for fellowship and yummy fish !

March 18
5:00 - 8:00 pm
DONATIONS NEEDED - Sunday, March 20
Franciscan Kitchen
Easter Dinner 

SMM will provide food for an Easter dinner held at Franciscan Kitchen. Approximately 450 people will be served. Please consider donating a food item. Please click here to access the sign-up genius .
Good Friday
Friday, March 25
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Please make proper arrangements for your students.
No Free Dress Passes
Friday, March 25

Due to Good Friday, all students must be in school uniform on Friday, March 25. No free dress will be allowed.

A big thank you to our amazing Kindergarten families that provided us a lovely, delicious brunch on Tuesday! We appreciate your yummy food and time in preparing, setting up, and cleaning up this tasty meal for the entire SMM staff!
We so appreciate how our school community supports our school by participating in our fundraisers!

Last week's Chick-fil-A Spirit Day earned SMM

The Salsaritas fundraiser earned us $500.00!

Thank you, Mustang families!
SMM Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation week has been moved from the week of March 21 (Holy Week) to the week of March 28.  The breakfast will be on Monday, March 28, and the luncheon will be on Thursday, March 31.
 SMM Mustang
Spirit Wear Store
Spring Sale
Ends March 28th!

Soccer shirts are available now, too!
Click here to access the online store.
Good Report Card?
Noodles & Company is offering a free meal for all students who come in and show their report card with all A's, B's, or C's (because sometimes a C is a good grade too!). Please click here to access the flyer/coupon.
Please keep in
your prayers . . .

Abigail Hughes (3S) and Alice Hughes' (KI) grandfather, Paul Hughes, for a successful lung & heart surgery. 

Please join us in sympathy for . . .

Olivia Spalding (7G) and her family
on the death of her maternal grandfather.

   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.
News from Mrs. Sims
Happy Spring! It seems like the school year has picked up speed somewhere along the way. Rushing through our daily lives can be hard on us emotionally and physically. Our children need downtime- time to rest, play, pray, and just be. Take time this Holy Week to rest and reflect on God's gifts. After 40 days of Lenten sacrifice, this week prepares us to receive the amazing gift that Jesus gave us through His death and resurrection. Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. It represents the fulfillment of our faith. Holy Week gives us a chance to reflect upon the joy that Easter brings to us all. I wish you a blessed Holy Week and Easter Season.
Carpool Reminders
Please be careful and stay alert as you drop your children off in morning and afternoon carpool. Drivers that are hurried and distracted can jeopardize our students and staff members. Slow down and take an extra minute to ensure that all are safe before you zip out of our parking lot. We all want to get where we are going, but aren't our children worth an extra minute or two?

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Congratulations to our
SMM 5th graders on placing
3rd overall at the Elementary Regional Governor's Cup!

Special congratulations to:
Owen Estes (5F)  for placing:
1st place Science 
1st place - Social Studies

Abby Rutledge (5H) for placing:
2nd place -  Social Studies.
We are very proud of their accomplishments!
MenT.O.R.S. Meeting
Special Guest - Univ. of Louisville Football Coach, Bobby Petrino
Sunday, March 20 
Church6:30 - 8:00 pm

This month we welcome a special guest to our meeting. Head Louisville Cardinal Football Coach, Bobby Petrino will spend the evening with us talking about personal growth and humility. Coach Petrino will spend some time in reflection with us on life and lessons and the role leaders can have in communication and in the lives we touch. It's a great way to spend the evening. Also, February's meeting on Girls and Chivalry has been rescheduled for April 24th at 6:30 pm in the Hospitality Room. Please mark your calendars!
Questions? Eric Thomas at 718-1776 or
Staff Appreciation Week - Week of March 28

We need your help to have a successful Staff Appreciation Week - the week of March 28
Each year we collect donations such as gift cards, cash or checks that can be used to purchase items for a raffle that we have for the 75 teachers and staff. We really appreciate donations from our school families, as we would like for each staff person to take home a prize. Donations can be sent into the school office marked "Staff Week" attn: Keely Monsour. If you have any questions, please email

Science Fair
Wednesday, March 23
1:00 - 2:00 pm  PAC

Parents are welcome to stop by the PAC to visit the amazing 4th graders' science exhibits.

 This Week . . .
Sunday, March 20
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Resonare' Rehearsal -  Independent Study Room
6:30 - 8:00 pm
MenT.O.R.S. Meeting with UofL Football Coach, Bobby Petrino - Church
Monday, March 21 
7:15 am   Encore Rehearsal - PAC
8:15 am   Daily Mass - 2nd & 3rd grade attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm   Games Galore - 2L

Reading Reinforcement - 1D 

Spanish Club - Grades 3 -5

3:00- 4:30 pm   Girls on the Run - 1C
Tuesday, March 22
7th & 8th grades - Field Trip - Movie Risen & Mr. Gatti's
7:15 am
Beginning Band - Drama Room
8:15 am
All School Mass - 4T planning
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Arts & Crafts - 2H

Jazz It Up! - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

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

3:00 - 4:15 pm
History Club - 7G
3:00-4:30 pm
Math Mania - 4th, 5th, & 6th grade

6:30 pm
Encore Concert - PAC

Wednesday, March 23
* Science Fair - 4th grade - PAC
7:15 am
Advanced Band - Drama Room
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 6th Grade attends
2:15 - 3:45 pm
Beta Club Field Trip - Little Sisters of the Poor
3:00 - 4:00 pm   
Bricks 4 Kidz - KI

Chess Club - Library 

Jazz It Up - 1D
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Girls on the Run - 1C

Pottery Wheel Class - Art Room
Thursday, March 24
Holy Thursday
Family Night - no homework, tests, or after school/evenign activities
7:15 am
Supernova Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am

  Daily School Mass -  5th grade attends
Friday, March 25
Good Friday
NO FREE DRESS due to Good Friday
Early Dismissal - 1:15 pm
Family Night - no homework, tests, or after school/evening activities
9:00 am
Stations of the Cross - All School attends - presented by the 8th grade students

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!
March 28
Snow Make-up Day

March 28 - April 1

Staff Appreciation Week - Note - This is a change in weeks due to Holy Week being March 21.

March 30
Spirit wear day for students who contribute donations to My Dog Eats First. Stay tuned for more information!
April 1

Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm
April 4 - 8

Spring Break