October 16, 2015
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Friday, October 23
5:00 - 9:00 pm

Come join us and bring your family and friends for an evening of fun!

An email was sent home earlier today with information and links to the many Fall Festival activities. Please click here to access this information.

Raffle Ticket Sales

Any student who has sold 50 raffle chances by Monday, October 19th will earn a Free Dress Pass!
Remember if every student sells 50 chances we will exceed our goal, get free dress Mondays through January, and Mrs. Sims will get a PIE in the FACE! Keep up the good work!
Raffle Ticket Info

Please send money and tickets to school in a marked envelope.  Need more raffle tickets to sell? Just send a note.

Please sign-up to help  with counting the tickets. We count each morning through October 23! It's a great way to meet others and get involved!
Used Uniform Sale

Sunday, October 18th the PTO will be hosting a Used Uniform Sale from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Parish Hallway. Stop by and stock up! 
Children's Christmas Celebration

SMM is now planning it's annual Children's Christmas Celebration. All children over age 3 may participate!  Please click here for complete information and the registration form. Forms are due soon - Sunday, October 18!

Prospective Parent 
Open House
Tuesday, October 20
SMM School will be hosting a Prospective Parent Open House on Tuesday, October 20 with tours  at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. 
Prospective parents will tour the facility and receive updated information about our school community and all we have to offer their children at this Blue Ribbon School
SMM Spirit Day
Fundraiser Results

Thank you to our families who 
participated  in our SMM Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday. We made $100.65!  Way to go, Mustangs!
Box Tops Contest
The class that sends in the most Box Tops will win a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party!  Please send in your Box Tops on the sheet that was sent home in your Friday folder or in a baggie by Tuesday, October 27th. 
SMM Athletics Ministry
Tennis  Opportunity

SMM Fall Tennis Clinic
Sundays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
The Tennis Club at Springhurst
October 18-November 22

This clinic is open to all grade and skill levels, the cost is $80.00 for the 6 week session. For more information, contact Tammy Anderson at (859) 409-0554 or you can register online at www.springhurst.com
Mustang Football Fans 
Please show your support at this Sunday's Playoff game for the 5/6   Grade and 7/8
Grade Football Team. Time to pull out your red and black!  Go Mustangs!
  •  5/6 Grade play at 3:00 at St. Bernard against Central Catholic, Sunday, October 18
  • 7/8 Grade play at 6:00 at St. Bernard against Central Catholic, Sunday, October 18
SMM Basketball Uniforms
CSAA Basketball season is almost here. We are still needing volunteers to help with uniforms. If you are a parent of 3/4th or 5/6th grade boy and are willing to help with uniform sizing and distribution, please contact Susan Gilliland for more information at 502-327-7996 or sgilliland19@gmail.com
St Margaret Mary Basketball 
Boys & Girls grades 3-8
Registration is now open!
Please register soon! The cost per player is $65.

Boys 5/6th grade Lacrosse

* Saturdays 3:30-4:30 pm
* Seneca Park
(across from Rock Creek Riding Academy)
* October 10 to November 22
This is a free offering with focus on learning the game and having fun!
Please contact John Peabody at
502-648-6015 or  johnpeabody93@gmail.com
Players from Noe, Meyzeek, and Sacred Heart Middle school will  also be included.
Assumption High School
Fall Dance Clinic

Saturday, November 7
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please click here  for complete information.
Girl Scout  - Dance Clinic
Belleramine Dance Team

Please join SMM Alumnus Kelly Schmidt and the Belleramine Dance Team in a Dance Clinic on Saturday, October 24. Mention Kelly's name on your registration form for her to receive credit. Click here for more information.

Memorial Mass for
Paula Sims

Saturday, October 17 at SMM Church at 10:00 am. Please keep her family and sons  Eli ((2M) and Will (3J) in your prayers.

Franciscan  Kitchen  
On  Tuesday, October 20 , the following students will accompany Jennifer Stegman to the Franciscan Kitchen:  John Paul Stegman, Matt Bartholomai, Cameron Priest

* 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.

If you submitted the permission slip for your 6th-8th grader to participate in this opportunity, please read this posting each week to see when your child has been assigned.

In our prayers . . .

Our sympathy to Grace Dicken (1D ) and her family on the death of her great grandfather.  
News from Mrs. Sims

St. Margaret Mary staff and students welcomed Fr. Bill Hammer this week. We are very happy that he has joined our school and parish community!

We are getting ready for our Open House which will take place on Tuesday Oct.  20th . Tours will be given at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and also at 6:00 p.m.  Prospective parents will tour the facility and receive updated information about our school community and all that we have to offer their children.  It is a wonderful opportunity to promote St. Margaret Mary School and welcome new families.  Please pass the word on to anyone you know who will have a Kindergarten student for the 2016-17 school year.

The Fall Festival is also quickly approaching.  All of the students are excited about the chance to win free dress days and the possibility of me taking a pie to the face!  Please support this great annual event in whatever way that you can.  It is the largest and most loved fundraiser of the year because it focuses on the students spending time with their families and friends.  We need you to support the PTO!
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims

Commitment Sunday - November 7/8

Dear School Families,

Our annual Stewardship campaign will begin on October 24, 2015 and will run for three consecutive Sundays ending on November 7/8. The third Sunday is considered Commitment Sunday where we ask every family to come forward ceremonially and place their commitment cards into an offering basket at all of the weekend Masses. 

Stewardship is at the core of who we are as disciples who know, love and serve God.  As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. (USCCB)

Please give prayerful consideration of your pledge of time, talent and treasure for 2016. Our new Blue Ribbon status is an attestation of our commitment to excellence in education for our families. With your support we can continue in this wonderful tradition.

As a reminder,  2015 pledges need to be current as of December 14th 2015. If this poses a problem for any family we ask that you contact the Parish Office to see how we can be of any assistance. 

In Christ,
Donna Schmidt
Community Director  
 The Week Ahead  . . .
Sunday, October 18
9:00 am - Noon

Used Uniform Sale - Parish Office Hallway
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Resonare (Youth Bell Choir) Practice - Independent Study Room
Monday, October 19
* Blue Ribbon Week Celebration - 
Wristbands and magnets distributed
* Deadline to bring in 50 tickets per child to earn a Free Dress Pass
7:15 - 7:50 am

Encore Rehearsal - Music Room
8:15 am

Daily Mass - 3rd Grade Attends
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Reading Reinforcement - 1D

Spanish Club (6-8th grades)  - Art Room
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Girls on the Run - 1C
Tuesday, October 20
* Blue Ribbon Week Celebration - 
Blue cookies & Student essays
* Prospective Parent Open House & Tours at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am, and 6:00 pm
7:15 - 7:50 am    Beginning Band - Drama Room

 7:15 -7:50 am    Supernova Rehearsal - Music Room 
8:15 am    Daily Mass - 5th grade attends 
3:00-4:00 pm   Arts & Crafts - 2H

Jazz It Up! - 1R

KinderPhonics - KL

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, & Jr. High 

3:00-4:30 pm   Math Mania - 4th grade - 4R

Ready, Set, Study - 3S
6:30 pm
Girl Scout Parent Information Meeting - Hospitality Room
Wednesday, October 21  
* Blue Ribbon Week Celebration -
Students and Staff Free Dress in All Blue - head to toe! Celebration lip dub viewing.

7:15 -7:50 am    Advanced Band - Drama Room 
8:15 am   Daily Mass - 1st grade attends
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Beta Club Meeting - Hospitality Room
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Chess Club - Library

Reading Reinforcement - 1D
3:00 - 4:30 pm   Girls on the Run -1C
Thursday, October 22 
* Blue Ribbon Week Celebration - 
Prize give-aways. Students receive blue beads.
8:15 am   All School Mass - Student Council planning 
3:00-4:00 pm   Jazz It Up - 1R

Math Mania - 1st, 2nd, 5th & Jr. High 

Tiny Techies - KI

3:00-4:30 pm   Pottery Wheel Class (Art Room) - October session

Rosary Club begins - grades 3-8 (Meeting Room A/B) 
Friday, October 23  
* Blue Ribbon Week Celebration - 
Carnival celebration 1:15 - 2:30. Students and Staff SMM Spirit Wear and beads!
* Raffle Ticket Sales Ends for Incentives at noon!
5:00 - 9:00 pm   Fall Festival!

Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!


October 27

Skating Party at Champs - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 28
Blood Drive
October 30

Classroom Halloween Parties hosted by Room Parents
November 2-6
Care to Care Food Drive
November 3

2M & 2H Field Trip - Safety City
November 5

2L Field Trip - Safety City

Dine and Dash Luncheon - hosted by 2nd & 5th grade families
November 7 & 8

Commitment Sunday - Stewardship Commitment Cards collected at all Masses
November 11
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
November 12
Vision Screening
November 13
Picture Re-Takes for Individual School Pictures

End of 1st Trimester
November 18
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Spirit Wear Day

November 18, 19 & 21
6th Grade Musical - Peter Pan, Jr.
November 19
First Reconciliation
November 25-29
Thanksgiving Break
Girl Scout Information Meeting 
Prospective Parents
Join us on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 pm in the Hospitality Room to learn about Girl Scouting opportunities for your daughter at SMM.
Catholic Evangelization  Outreach
Join us on Sunday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. for a compelling message and witness to God's transforming love. All are invited!
                         To learn more, please click here.
St. Margaret Mary Social Committee
Welcome to the SMM Social Committee!  

If you would like to be a volunteer in helping organize social committee future events, please  contact the Social Committee Chairperson,
Michelle Price-Stull, mstull@stmm.org .
25th Annual Holiday Boutique
November 7
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jewelry, wreaths, embroidery, doll clothes, quilted items, pottery, florals, stationary, blankets, bake sale and lots more
Spirit Wear Store now ONLINE!
Orders will processed weekly. Orders placed by Monday will be delivered on Thursday. Please click here to see all of the Mustang wear!

Archdiocese's 2015 Catholic Services Appeal