May 18, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Last Day of School
Thursday, May 24
12:30 p.m. Dismissal*

* Please note that this early dismissal time is different than the typical 1:15 p.m. dismissal.

Friday, May 25 has been set aside for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. Please contact your teacher to request a conference if needed. 

2018-19 School Supplies
Orders - Due Wednesday (5/23)
Online Orders - Due Friday (5/25)

We are pleased to release the School Supplies List for the 2018-19 school year. 

Click here to access the 4-page document that includes all lists and the order form.
Pre-Packaged Supplies
Online Orders are due on Friday, May 25. Orders paid by check or cash are due by Wednesday, May 23.

All lists and the order form are also available under News on Sycamore and on the school website under Parent Resources.
2018-19 Book Fees 
Due Now through June 1
Now - Friday, June 1

The window to pay your family's annual Book Fees for the 2018-19 school year is here! Please take a few minutes to complete the payment in Sycamore between now and June 1. After June 1, a $100 late fee will be charged. 

Please click here to access the steps in Sycamore to complete the process.

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 $270. 

SMM Uniform News
2018-19 School Year

Starting with the 2018-19 school year, all uniform polo shirts must have the SMM logo. 

Besides Shaheen's, Lands' End is now a preferred vendor that can be used for all uniform needs with the exception of our SMM plaid jumpers and skirts. Click here to access The SMM preferred number is 900117110.

Bus Families
Fees Due 

There are still many families who have outstanding invoices in Sycamore for the bus service. At this time, a $25 late fee has been charged to those accounts. To reserve your space on the bus, the $325 fee must be paid. Our buses do fill up, so please pay the fee in a timely manner.  To pay your bus fee:
  • Log into Sycamore account on a computer. You are not able to pay from the Sycamore app.
  • Select My Accounting on the left side of the page.
  • Select Summary.
  • You will see an invoice titled "2017-18 School Family Payment Account" with an amount of $325. This IS your bus fee for 2018-19. The system doesn't allow us to charge for next year.
  • If you have a payment method saved in Sycamore, there will be a green button to make your payment. Otherwise, you will need to add a credit card (2.25 % charge) or your checking account routing number (no charge).

Used Markers

The 2nd graders are collecting used, worn out markers to send off for recycling into fuel! Rather than tossing your used markers, dry erase, or highlighters, please put them in the collection boxes on printer stands in the school hallways or take them to any 2L classroom. Thank you! 

2018-19 School Year
Deadline Thursday, May 24

Deadline to express your interest is the last day of school on Thursday, May 24.  Click here for more information.

Now - 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 p.m. Dismissal
School Uniforms Required
Last Day of School
Report cards go home with all students.

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

Thank you to all of our parent and student volunteers who have served the homeless throughout the school year!
University of Louisville 
Basketball Camp

Chris Mack Basketball Camps. Click here to learn more!
SMM Holiday Boutique
Saturday November 3

Looking for vendors for holiday boutique Saturday, November 3. Need more information?

St. Margaret Mary Graduates - Class of 2018

Justin Appel
Caroline Arno
Gracie Bartley
Riley Bender
Alexa Bray
Brenna Bray
Jack Brooks
Nick Brooks
Shane Brooks
Parker Brumleve
Martin "Bucky"
Landon Burch
Kaitlyn Burke
Quinn Burke-Calloway
MacKenzie Carpenter
Jonah Carr
Kathryn Chambers
Matthew Chou
Charley Clark
Kiley Cook
Madison Cook
Jeffrey Cox
Matthew Fisher
Sam Gapen
Mallory Glass
William Gohmann

Shelby Graham
Isabella Granger
Nick Gunnell
Olivia Hall
Rachel Hamilton
Hayden Hass
Isabelle Hass
Ian Henderson
Carly Henry
Ava Herm
Audrey Higginbotham
Jax Imorde
Lily Jenkins
Brady Just
Samuel Kauffman
Mia Knights
Callista Lucas
Alani Martinez
Michael Massey
Chelsea Mattingly
Julia McNeley
Claire Monsour
Graven Monsour
Rider Monsour
Quinn Nickell
Eric Nielson
Lydia O'Brien

Gibson Ochsner
Garrett Oliver
Tricia Parrill
Stephen Pelle
Jonathan Pilbean
Reese Quinlan
Hunter Raymond
Emma Redmon
Savannah Roby
Jessica Rutledge
Nicholas Showalter
Sophie Shuck
Elli Singleton
Hadley Snyder
Paul Springer
Taylor Sweeney
Cutter Thomas
Abby Varga
William Varga
Christopher Voor
Keegan Waggoner
Haylen Wehr
Michael Wheeler
Lilly Williams
Christian Wilson
Isaac Wilson

Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets
Student Incentives 

Thank you to all the families that purchased
Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets.

Our amazing school families raised  
$10,540 for the Parish Picnic.
The class that turned in the most raffle tickets and won an ice cream party is 1N. Congratulations!

Incentives were sent home in today's Friday Folders. 
Questions? Contact Leah Raluy
Cafeteria Dates

Tuesday, May 22 - Last day that the cafeteria will be serving  

Wednesday, May 23 - Field Day - Please  pack a lunch & drink 

Thursday, May 24 - Last Day of School - Please pack a lunch & drink.   Don't forget 12:30 dismissal!
Lunch Account Balances
Balances Due by Tuesday, May 22

All lunch accounts must be paid in full and have a positive or zero balance for students to participate in Field Day. Please keep in mind that lunches will be served until Tuesday, May 22; lunch cost is $3.35 per day JK-5th grades and $3.50 for 6-8th grade.
  • All accounts must have a positive or zero balance  by Tuesday, May 22 for the student to participate in Field Day on Wednesday, May 23. 
You may check your child(ren)'s lunch account online at Money can be deposited through EZpay or by sending in a check to the cafeteria. Questions? Contact our Chef Manager, Jason Kirby or 426-2635, ext.135.
Field Day Fun 
Wednesday, May 23

Our 7th grade students and PE teachers have a great day of fun and frolicking planned for Field Day. Each grade has specific color shirts that should be worn. Students must bring a lunch and drink as the cafeteria will be closed. Concessions will be available to purchase, so plan to bring your dollar bills in a Ziploc bag marked with your student's name and homeroom. 

Parents may  click here  to volunteer. Volunteers are also needed as guides for the Kindergarten students. Please contact Mrs. Mary Owen at .

2018 SMM Art Fair Winners
Congratulations to all the winners in the 2018 SMM Art Fair!  The judge this year was the art teacher from St. Patrick Catholic School.  Each student choose one work of art from their portfolio to be entered in the contest.

Please click here to view a complete listing of all winners. 
So proud of these Mustangs for training and completely the Girls on the Run 5K last Saturday. Abby Adams (4G), Abigail Hughes (5P), Taylor Mills  (3S), Jenna Miranda (3S), Henle Newton (3J), Delilah Norris (3S), and Eliana Rittmuller (3J).
2017-18 School Yearbook

Yearbooks are $32.00 this school year with  additional yearbooks each being $ 30.00.     
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.
Please join us in prayers for...
Patrick McSweeney (SMM class of 2013) as he undergoes 4-months of isolation for a bone marrow transplant at Cinncinnati Children's Hospital. This is his 7th battle against leukemia.
Please join us in 
sympathy . . .

Mrs. Kathy Donlon, instructional assistant in KW,  and her family on the passing of her son Jon Donlon.

Gavin (5G) and Morgan (3J) Lewis and their family on the passing of their maternal great grandmother, Dorothy Taylor.
Upcoming Altar Server Training
Incoming 4th grade and up
We invite all interested boys and girls wishing to become altar servers to attend either of the upcoming Altar Server Training sessions. Altar Serving is open to rising 4th grade boys and girls (and older) who attend SMM school or parish. 
Training Dates:
Sunday, May 20 and Sunday, June 3
Both training sessions begin after the 10:00 a.m. Mass (starting approximately 11:10 am) - and will conclude at 12:15 p.m.
Training sessions cover proper attire to be worn, processes during Holy Mass, movements and actions through the church, and understanding the role of the Altar Server.
For more information and to RSVP, please email Kevin McCarron ( or call 502.650.5500.
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!
Cultural Passes to Arts and Cultural Institutions for Children Available

Louisville's Cultural Pass, presented by Churchill Downs and in partnership with Louisville Metro Government, Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), Funds for the Arts and Arts and Culture Alliance, provides free access to many of Greater Louisville's arts and cultural institutions for children, ages 0-21. Passes are good from June 1 to August 11. Pick up your Cultural Pass at any Louisville Free Public Library, Jeffersonville Township Library, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, or Bullitt County Public Library location. For more information,