April 13, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
April 18

Early Dismissal
1:15 p.m.

SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, April 18
Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 
Show Your American Spirit Day
Come in your best patriotic clothes!
April 20
Sponsored by your Student Council. 

Students should follow our
Please join us in
sympathy for
. . .

Brenna Bray (8V)
and her family on the passing of her maternal grandmother.

Bucky Buckminster (8V) and his family on the passing of his paternal grandfather.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, April 17 the following students will accompany MIssy Varga   to volunteer: Lauren Varga, Evie Hart, and Laiken Weber

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.

Sycamore App

Please consider downloading the Sycamore education app:
  • Access the school calendar that includes after school activities
  • See your child's grades & attendance
  • Access the Family Directory
Derby Festival Art Winner

Congratulations to Sydney Yowell (1N) for winning 2nd place in the Annual Derby Festival Art Contest! 

Her painting will be on display at the Parade Preview Party, which is open to the public from 5-9 p.m., on Tuesday, May 1st, at the KY Fair Grounds. Her artwork will be featured on a poster that will hung in the Art Room. 
 Mirroring God's Love for Us
Sunday, April 15
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Erin & Greg Wilson began to look at their own marriage after observing friends go through some rocky times. Come hear them tell their story of how learning to follow God's plan for their lives allowed their marriage to truly mirror God's love.

All are welcome!

Spend your Summer at Mercy!
Mercy Academy's summer camp program offers 30 different athletic and academic camps. From volleyball and archery to art and dissection, you can and will find your place at Mercy. Check it out and  register here If you have any questions, email  Angie Laemmle .
New from Mrs. Sims

Welcome back! I hope that you had a happy and restful Spring Break. We are now in the home stretch of the school year. Our school theme this year has been "175 Days of Wonder". Students have been recognized all year for their kind and compassionate Christ-like behaviors. It has been a wonderful way to focus our students on being caring and accepting of others. Please help us to continue this throughout the end of school year.

The last weeks of school are busy and productive for us all. As our test scores come in, we will assess progress and look at areas that may need improvement in our instructional program. The teachers are targeting the last of the skills and objectives that need to be taught this year. Spring field trips have already begun, and the jr. high musical is fast approaching. We are getting ready for Confirmation and our First Eucharist celebration. It is a wonderful and hectic time of year. We are blessed to be in such an active and vibrant environment. Thank you for all you do as school families to support our mission and goals as educators. You are greatly appreciated!
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Luke 3:11 Whoever has food should share it too.

Kentucky Harvest 
Non- perishable  Food Drive
Starts MONDAY! 
April 16-20
Sponsored  by the 1st grade step-by-step team
Kentucky Harvest is a non-profit organization that delivers food to those in need.  Our goal is to fill 5 boxes of food! Won't you help?  
Collection boxes will be in the following locations:
* School Office * 1st Grade Hallway *  Parish Office *

Tickets are on sale!
SMM Jr. High Musical Theater

April 25 & 26 - 7:00 p.m.

April 27 - 6:00 p.m.

April 29 - 2:00 p.m. 

Please  click here  for details on how to purchase tickets. Please view the special seating chart and staging configuration here.
4-H Speech Winners

The following SMM 5th grade students will be participating in the 4-H Jefferson County Communications Competition at Central High School on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Good luck, Mustangs!

Sophie Ayre 5G

Melania Douglass 5G
Sarah Bartley 5G
Ella Jenkins 5P
Grayson Boehm 5F
Kristen Simon5P
Summer School at SMM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 
June 12 - July 19 
9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Students entering K - 8th grade

Please  click here to learn more.  
Click here to access the registration form.
Vacation Bible School
June 19 - 21
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Ages 4 years old - current 5th graders

For complete information, please click here!
RCIA Adapted for Children

The process of Christian Initiation is also available to children who may have for some reason or circumstance not yet been baptized or perhaps not received the other sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. The classes will b egin in August 2018  on Sunday mornings from 11:30 a.m.- 12:35 p.m. Please click here to learn more.
Women's Book Club
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Spirituality Center
Have you read an encyclical before? Here's your chance to read the Pope's own words and learn more about our faith. Co-sponsored with the Catholic Life Issues Committee, and timed in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, we will discuss Pope Francis' On Care for Our Common Home - Laudato Si'. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.
Limited copies available for purchase in parish office. Questions: Contact Jennifer Barker (502.314.9080) or Amy Craft (513.519.1816).
Comedy Night! Fundraiser!
Friday, April 13 at SMM

As a fundraiser to help fund their trip to Volleyball Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona, the Louisville Fury Volleyball teams are hosting the "First Annual Comedy Night" in the SMM gym on Friday, April 13th. For more information click here.