October 27, 2017


St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Family Night
Wednesday, November 1
All Saints Day

This is a Holy Day of Obligation and evening Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm. Please remember that there will be no homework this evening and no tests on the following day. All extracurricular activities are suspended that evening after 6:00 pm including athletic practices and games.
The next Family Night will be:
Friday, December 8  -  Immaculate Conception

Volleyball City Championships
Let's show our Mustang Pride by 
supporting our teams!

These volleyball teams are competing for the city championship this weekend:

6th grade - Team #1
Saturday  2:00 pm vs. St. Aloysius at Mercy Academy

7/8th grade - Team #2 
Sunday 2:00 pm vs. St. Patrick at Assumption  

We'd love to see an enthusiastic student cheering section there!
"Dollar for Dogs" Day
 
Thank you to all families who donated to the Dogs Helping Heroes today. $723.68 was collected which translates to 100% participation since we have 723 students. Great job, Mustangs!
 
Monday October 30
5:00-8:00 pm
Mission BBQ, 4607 Shelbyville Road , will be accepting donations to the charity Dogs Helping Heroes as well. Reese* and other KYA group members will be there to talk about the charity.

* Reese Quinlan (8C) is running for Governor of KYA, and Dogs Helping Heroes is her community project. Click here to learn more about this organization. 
November Lunch Menus



Click here to view the November newsletter from Taher.

2nd Trimester & 
November Offerings

Check out all of the new, fun, after school offerings by  clicking here. Many of our teachers will begin a new set of after- school classes in November such as Math Mania, 3D Printer Class, Ready, Set, Study, our Bricks 4 Kidz lego class, etc. Don't forget that Rosary Club is just getting started, too! 

This information is posted on our school website under the  Student Academic tab, then  After School Enrichment
Thank you!
Thank you for helping us spread the word about our School Tours for prospective families. We had 46 families participate in the tours.
Application materials for new students beginning in the fall of 2018 will be available in early January. Our drop-in registration will be on
Monday, January 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Basketball Tryout Dates

Tryout dates are set for 7/8th grade boys and 5/6th grade girls basketball as follows:(Dates for other grades are still to be determined.)

5/6 Grade Girls
Sunday 1:30 - 3:00 pm *
Monday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
* Time has changed from initial correspondence.

7/8 Grade Boys
Sunday, October 29 7:30- 9:00 pm *
Tuesday October 30 7:45 - 9:15 pm
* Time has changed from initial correspondence.

Questions? Contact Matt Stull at  mstull74@yahoo.com  
Congratulations!
8th Grade Girls  Powderpuff City Champions 
3rd consecutive  year!

Our 8th grade girls' PowderPuff team won the CSAA City Championship for the 3rd year in a row earlier this week! 
Click here for a complete list of players and their coaches.
Try Hockey for Free
November 4
Iceland Sports Complex

Try Hockey For Free is a USA Hockey program that targets kids to a local participating rink and try youth hockey. No prior skating or hockey experience is necessary. Click here to learn more.
The newest Mustang...

Congratulations to
Adalaide Thompson(JKW) and her family on the birth of her new baby sister!

In Sympathy...

Please join us in our prayers for:

Carter (7G) and Ainsley Brown (5G)  and their family on the passing of their maternal grandfather.

Zachary (5G) and Mallory (1D) Graviss and their family on the passing of their paternal grandfather.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, October 31, the following students will accompany  Kathy George  to volunteer:  Isabelle George, Bella Federspiel, Noah Lim, and Andrew Etscorn.
This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.

 Happy Halloween 
from the
St. Margaret Mary Staff!
  
Parent Survey
Continuous Improvement
Deadline! Tuesday, October 31

SMM and the Archdiocese of Louisville are engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process.  Our SMM parents are currently asked to give feedback using The Catholic Identity: Defining Characteristics survey.  This survey will help us to identify areas of strength and target areas for improvement.  Please complete the survey by clicking here. The survey is anonymous, so please feel comfortable providing feedback.  The survey window will be open until Tuesday, October 31.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Grandparents Day
"The Wonder of Your Grandchild's Education"

Friday, November 3
Last names of children A-L

Friday, November 10
Last names of children M-Z

Grandparents should arrive to be seated according to their grandchild's last name in the church. They need to arrive by 8:00 am to allow time to be seated. The students will be joining them  in the pews by start of Mass at 8:15 am. Upon entering the church, each grandparent will receive an itinerary for the morning.

After Mass, the grandchild(ren) will escort their grandparents through the school and classrooms to "Experience a Day in a Life of a Mustang". This is a new experience for all!  Grandparents will exit the building by 10:15 am.

We look forward to hosting our Mustang grandparents!
  • Please know, that having lunch with the grandchild(ren) will not available. Breakfast treats will not be part of the program this year.
  • If there is a conflict with your scheduled day, please contact your homeroom teacher directly. There is no need to contact the school or PTO.
Volunteers Needed  
Please click here to see how you can help our grandparents and students enjoy this memorable experience. 

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers and teachers who helped make Friday's Fall Festival a success. While our final numbers are not in yet, we do know we have surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 for our school. A big thank you again to Goose Creek Diner for their donation of all of Friday night's chili and to The Artist in You for donating the pottery pieces in our Silent Auction.



3-on-3 Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to these winners of our 2nd 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament!

4th grade winners
Braxton Cox, Jackson Allen and Garrett Powers
 
5th/6th grade winners
Logan Raymond, Ryan Glass and Braden Ryan
 
7th/8th grade winners
Ava Rich, Laine Schulten and Mallory Glass


Time to Buy Tickets!
Tickets go on sale
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at noon!

Performances:
Wednesday, Nov. 15 7:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 16 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 18 2:00 pm

SMM 6th Grade is proud to present Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach, Jr."  This family friendly musical is based on the classic children's novel of the same name with incredible music by the composers who wrote "La La Land" and "Dear Evan Hanson"... over 90% of our 6th graders are participating! Tickets will be available on line at showtix4u.com at noon on Wednesday, November 1st.  Please click here for detailed directions for purchasing tickets....if you have purchased tickets on this website before, you will notice that the home page is changed...but everything else is the same once you get into the site.
 
The homeroom in grades JK - 5 and 7 & 8 who have the highest percentage of students attending the musical at least one time will receive a pizza and dessert party!
 
Our shows usually sell out...especially the 6th grade musical because there are only three performances...so you if you want to attend, get your tickets right away!  We had a waiting list for last year's 6th grade musical.
 
Thank you in advance for supporting SMM Musical Theatre and our amazing 6th graders!
SMM Holiday Boutique  
Saturday, November 4
9 am - 2 pm

The Annual Holiday Boutique, benefiting the Human Needs and Concerns projects, will be held next Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm. Please plan on stopping in. 

Volunteering for the Holiday Boutique is a great opportunity for students to earn Service Hours. Baked goods are also needed and will be sold the day of the show.  Another way to help is to start your Christmas shopping at the Holiday Boutique!  Come join the festivities and pass along the date to friends and family!  Click here to volunteer.
SMM Step by Step and Catholic Life Issues present:

Rights and Responsibilities 
4 of 6 in a video series produced by USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching
 
Learn more about Rights and Responsibilities by clicking here . "Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities- to one another, to our families, and to the larger society." (USCCB)
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A workshop for grandparents raising grandchildren. Two opportunities: Wednesday, November 15 and Monday, November 20. Please click here for more information. 
Our annual PTO Gala has been set!
 
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:00 PM
  
Join us at the Olmstead for an evening of dinner, dancing, live auction, and lots of fun with your SMM Community!
Volunteering? 

Click here to access the calendar of dates of when the Honor Thy Children/Safe Environment training is offered at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Questions? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.
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