March 25, 2016

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Good Friday
Friday, March 25
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Please make proper arrangements for your students.
School in Session
Monday, March 28

School will be in session. This is a make-up day due to snow.
School Advisory Council
Thank you to the 158 families that voted in the School Advisory Council elections. We appreciate all of candidates willingness to serve. 
Congratulations to our two newest members of the SAC!
Ann Varga
Kristin Vetrano

Donations due Monday - Staff Appreciation Week!

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 through MONDAY, March 28.  If you have any questions, please email
SMM Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation week has been moved 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 . . .

Mrs. Debbie Zangari's (6Z) mother. 

Mrs. Mary Gilroy's (2H) mother.
Please join us in sympathy for . . .

Mrs. Dawn Reed (2M) and her family
on the death of her mother.

Ballard (8V) & Trey Harris (5F) and their family on the death of their great grandmother.

Click here to view the April Lunch Menu.

Franciscan  Kitchen

On  Tuesday, March 29, the following students will accompany Magdalena Rydzewski  to the Franciscan Kitchen:  Nell Rydzewski, Sophie Rydzewski,  and Michael Chou.

* 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.
   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.

Congratulations to Nell (8C) and Sophie (8C) Rydzewski, for their 
achievements in the 2016 State Finals of  Governor's Cup. Nell placed 8th in the state in Arts and Humanities and 26th in Mathematics. Sophie placed 12th in the state in Mathematics and 13th in Arts and Humanities. Way to go, Nell and Sophie.
4-H Speech Contest

T he following students were winners in the 4-H Speech contest at St. Margaret Mary: Abby Ayre, Macy Malone, Audrey 
Lucas, Ellie Neil, Ryan Tucker, Noah Lim, Jack Graves, and Lily O'Daniel.

These students participated in the Jefferson 4-H Speech & Demonstration Competition last evening. The following St. Margaret Mary students will be representing Jefferson County at the State 4-H Speech and Demonstration Competition held at the University of Kentucky this summer:
  • Noah Lim (5P) will be representing Jefferson County for the 10-year old Speech competition.
  • Jack Graves (5P) will representing Jefferson County in the 11-year old Speech competition.

SMM Spirit Wear Day in exchange for a Donation!
Wednesday,  March 30th
Each student who donates an item(s) may wear SMM Spirit Wear that day!
  1. Bring in pet food or supplies
  2. In exchange for a donation, students may wear SMM Spirit Wear on Wednesday, March 30th. Click here to read the guidelines for Spirit Wear.
  3. Feel good about helping out a great cause!
Please click here  for details and suggestions for items needed.

Large bags of food are appreciated as the food is scooped into smaller Ziploc bags to distribute to the homeless for their pets.
The 6th grade Step by Step program is collecting pet food & supplies to provide to the pets of the homeless community by volunteering with the organization, "My Dog Eats First" To learn more about this organization,   click here to visit their website.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with our Hearing and Scoliosis screening on Thursday, April 20 from 8:00 - 11:30 am. Grades 1 - 3 will be screened for hearing, and grades 6 - 8 will be screened for scoliosis. Please contact the school office if you would be willing to assist us! Dads are welcome, too!  426-2635   
 This Week . . .
Sunday, March 27
Happy Easter!

Monday, March 28
School is IN session! Snow make up day.
Staff Appreciation Week - Staff Breakfast hosted by School Families
3:00 - 4:00 pm   Games Galore - 2L

Reading Reinforcement - 1D 
3:00- 4:30 pm   Girls on the Run - 1C
Tuesday, March 29
Staff Appreciation Week
7:15 am
Beginning Band - Drama Room

SuperNova Rehearsal - Music Room
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Arts & Crafts - 2H

Jazz It Up! - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

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

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

Ready, Set, Study - 3S

Wednesday, March 30
Spirit Wear Day in exchange for a donation to My Dog Eats First. Click here to  learn more.
Staff Appreciation Week
Blood Drive 12:30 - 6:00 pm - Hospitality Room
7:15 am
Advanced Band - Drama Room
8:15 am
Daily Mass - 4th Grade attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm   
Bricks 4 Kidz - KI

Chess Club - Library 
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Girls on the Run - 1C

Pottery Wheel Class - Art Room
Thursday, March 31
Staff Appreciation Week - Luncheon hosted by PTO
Kindergarten Field Trip - Stage One
8:15 am

  All School Mass -  KM Planning
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Jazz It Up - 1R - Performance!

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

Reading Reinforcement - 1 D
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Rosary Club - A/B Meeting Room
Friday, April 1
Early Dismissal - 1:15 pm
Staff Appreciation Week
8:15 am
Daily Mass - Jr. High attends

Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8
Happy Spring Break!

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!
April 13

1:15 pm Early Dismissal

SMM Spirit Wear Day

Chick-fil-A SMM - Fundraiser

April 15

Spirit Wear Day sponsored by Student Council

Pep Rally

April 20
Hearing & Scoliosis Screening 

Free Dress with Donation to the St. Joseph Children's Home

April 23