April 20, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Current Bus Families
Fees Due on Monday!

All bus registration forms are due to the parish office today - Friday, April 20. Please do not send in checks with the registration form. Once your documents are received, your Sycamore account will be charged the $325. Payments are only being accepted electronically via Sycamore utilizing a credit card (service charge) or electronic check (no charge). The deadline for payment is Monday, April 23.

Free Dress Day
in exchange for a 
Monetary Donation to 
St. Joseph Children's Home

Wednesday, April 25
2018-19 Book Fees 
Coming Soon!
Friday, May 18 -  Friday, June 1

Please be on the lookout for an email that Book Fees are coming due for the 2018-19 school year. The window to pay for Book Fees will be May 18 - June 1. The base fee per child will be $540. Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th graders will have an additional $100 Chromebook fee. The JK book fee is $260. 
Please join us in prayers of
thanksgiving that Matthew Pawlak (brother of Luke in 5F) is home safely!

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, April 24 the following students will accompany Mack McNeley   to volunteer: Julia McNeley,
MacKenzie Carpenter, and Shelby Graham

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
2017-18 School Yearbook

Yearbooks are $32.00 this school year with  additional yearbooks each being $ 30.00.     

Please click here to download the order form. Unlike year's past, there were no pre-sales last fall.  This is the only opportunity to purchase a yearbook.
Important Dates

Saturday, April 21 
Confirmation - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28
First Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. 2L & Prep
1:00 p.m. 2H & 2J

Friday, May 4
No School - Derby Eve Holiday

Tuesday, May 8-9
Art Fair Viewing in PAC

Wednesday, May 16
8th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 18 - Friday, June 1
Book Fees Due for 2018-19 school year

Wednesday, May 23
Field Day (tentative) - Rain date is Tuesday, May 22

Thursday, May 24
12:30 Dismissal
Last Day of School
Report cards go home with all students.

Friday, May 25
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences - If Needed/Requested

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.
Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God's creation. 

          God made the heavens and the earth and it was good.


Humans are commanded to care for God's creation.


Please click here for a few suggestions from the 
Catholic Climate Covenant web page on how to be good stewards of the earth.
7th Grade DUKE Tip Participants and Recognition 

Congratulations to our 7th grade students who participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program this winter. We had 29 students take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam. 

Of those, 6 students have been recognized for receiving scores at the State Recognition Level, and we had one student receive a score to be recognized at the Grand Recognition Level. Congratulations to  Owen Estes (7G) on this amazing recognition. 

To see a comprehensive list of all students who participated and received recognition, please  click here.
Your 2018-19 PTO Needs You!

There are many ways for parent volunteers to help our PTO, and we would love to have you!  Please click here to access the volunteer form.
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.