October 28, 2016

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
* Free Dress Mondays*
Starts November 7

Thanks to the awesome efforts of our Mustangs, our students will enjoy free dress on Mondays until January 30, 2017. Please click here for the guidelines.  Please remember that a dress pass will be necessary to participate in free dress on a Friday. 
Family Night
Tuesday, 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 following Family Night will be:
Thursday, December 8
Immaculate Conception
PE News

Parents please be advised that we are doing fitness testing in grades 4-8. We have collaborated with computer class and the students are logging all results on their google docs. You should be able to access this at any time. Next week we will be testing aerobic capacity, so please make sure that your children have an inhaler available to them in the event that it is needed. Proper PE clothes for class is also essential.

Thank you!  Mrs. Iceman & Mrs. Hanke
2nd Trimester & November Offerings

Check out all of the new, fun, after school offerings by clicking here. Many of our classes will begin a new set of after school classes in November such as Math Mania, Pottery Wheel, 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
Children's Christmas Celebration
 Register Now!

SMM is now planning its annual Children's Christmas Celebration. All children over age 3 may participate!  Please click here for complete information and the registration form. Forms are now due!
Vision Screening
Volunteers Needed
Thursday, November 10

The school office is in need of parent volunteers to assist with this year's Vision Screenings. We will  be testing students in grades 2/4/6. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10.

The testing will begin at 9:00 am in the PAC and end approximately at 11:30 am. If you can assist with  this opportunity, please contact Amy Hammer in the school office or email ahammer@stmm.org

We appreciate your assistance!
Basketball Tryout Dates

Mark you calendar for basketball tryouts!
7/8 Grade Boys
Wednesday Nov. 2nd  
6 - 7:30 pm
Thursday Nov. 3rd  
8 - 9:30 pm
5/6 Grade Boys
Tuesday Nov. 8th  7:30-9 pm
Wednesday Nov. 9th  6 - 7:30 pm
3/4 Grade Boys
Monday Oct. 24th  6 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday Oct. 25th 6 - 7:30 pm 
7/8 Grade Girls
Wednesday Nov. 2nd  8 - 9:30 pm
5/6 Grade Girls
Thursday Nov. 3rd  6 - 7:30 pm
3/4 Grade Girls
Monday Nov. 7th  6 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday Nov. 8th  6 - 7:30 pm
If you have not signed up yet, please do so before tryouts at athletics.stmm.org!
Questions? Contact Matt Stull (Boys) at mstull74@yahoo.com or Bob Bender (Girls) at  bob@unipak.cc
SMM Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 5
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gym & PAC
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:
Cole Brumleve (5P) and  Brooke Brumleve (3G)  on the death of their grandmother.

Gavin Lewis (4G) and Morgan Lewis (2H) on the death of their paternal great grandmother.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, November 1, the following students will accompany Brian Fichter to volunteer: Nicole Fichter, Olivia Spalding, and Ella Johnson. 

Assumption High School
Dance Team
Fall Dance Clinic
Saturday, November 5 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Dance instruction by the Assumption High School Dance Team, pizza, and t-shirt.
Open to 5-15 years old. Assumption High School Gymnasium.
Click here for more details.
Click here for the permission form.
US Baseball Academy
Bellarmine University
6 week session - Sundays
December 18 - February 5
Grades 1 - 12

Please click here for complete information.

News from Mrs. Sims
Please come out tonight with the kids to support the PTO Fall Festival.  It's a great evening full of fun, food, and friends!  Remember that we need for you to supervise your children to help keep them safe.  Our volunteers will be working hard to supervise the games and activities, but we definitely need more adults to watch out for the safety of our kids as they run around and enjoy the festivities.  It takes a village!  See you tonight.

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
PTO News

What a great day!  Thank you to all involved. Please stay tuned for more information and donation totals next week!
Friday, October 28
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Please join us for FUN, FOOD and FELLOWSHIP! Lots of new events and games, great food and fun for all ages!

Click here to view the Fall Festival Guide.
Treat Booth
Don't forget to bring in your Treat Booth Donation on Friday. We are accepting baked goods as well as large bags of wrapped candy. You will receive a FREE DRESS PASS. All treats should be in disposable containers and clearly marked if they contain NUTS. Free Dress Passes will be given for each item donated, not to exceed the number of school children in your family.
Spirit Wear Store!
Need some New SMM Gear? The Spirit Wear store will be OPEN during the Fall Festival. Come check out all our new items! Something for everyone, great gifts for Christmas!
Used Uniform Sale: 
The PTO will be hosting a Used Uniform Sale on Sunday Nov. 6th from 10-12 in the Hospitality Room. Stop by and pick up some great bargains!
Elf The Musical

Tickets for Elf the Musical, Jr. will be going on sale for all school and parish families beginning Tuesday, November 1 at noon.  Go to showtix4u.com and click on buy tickets....choose "Elf the Musical, Jr." at St. Margaret Mary (be careful...because St. Patrick's is also doing this show....don't click on their's be accident). You will be able to pick your performance date and select your seats. Once you are in, you have 10 minutes to complete your purchase. Shows are:
    • Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm
    • Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm
    • Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm. 
Tickets are $8 and $5 for students and seniors (includes college students).  The homeroom in grades K - 5 and 7-8 who have the highest percentage of kids attending the musical once will receive a pizza and dessert party.
It's such a fun, family friendly show....and just in time to take you into the holidays!

Let's show our Mustang Pride
& Support our Teams!

We have 4 volleyball teams playing in
city championships this weekend!
Saturday, October 29 at Mercy Academy
7/8th grade #1
12:00 pm vs. St. Patrick
7/8th grade #2 10:00 am vs. St. Gabriel
7/8th grade #3 9:00 am vs. St. Gabriel

Sunday, October 30 at Assumption High School
5/6th grade #3 2:00 pm vs. Holy Trinity

Both of our football teams are in the  playoffs!
Sunday, October 30 at St. Rita
5/6th grade 2:30 pm vs. Holy Trinity
7/8th grade 4:00 pm  vs. St. Bernard
2016 City Champions -  7th Grade  Powder-Puff Girls
Shelby Graham Claire Monsour Mallory Glass
Isabelle Hass Reese Quinlan Ava Rich
Lexi Hirtzel Hadley Snyder Riley Givens
Lily Jenkins Abby Varga Emma Redmon
Chelsea Mattingly Lilly Williams Charley Clark
Coaches:  Keith Monsour, Tim Williams, Chris Hass, Tucker Monsour

2016 City Champions - 6th Grade Powder-Puff Girls
Emma Barry Nora Reader Gabrielle Tobias
Bella Federspiel Ava Rich Lauren Varga
Evie Hart Shelby Shekell Sophia Young
Sofia DiMercurio Georgia Simon Laiken Weber
Ellie Neil Saylor Thomas
Coaches:  Christian DiMercurio, Toby Young, Eric Thomas

2016 City Runner-up -  8th Grade Powder-Puff
Lizzy Allen Leo Waddell Kinsey Waddell
Anna Moorman Madey Winspear Avery Aigner
Audrey Russell Riley Stull Josie Dillon
Sophia Tilford Courtney Landrum Caroline Timperman
Coaches:  Charlie Waddell
Looking for your child's grades? 

Please click on the red sycamore leaf above to access the Sycamore website. Our school code is  2926. Once you are logged into Sycamore, look to the right side of the page, to see  My Students . You will see a circle with a silhouette with your child's name below it. Place your cursor over the silhouette, and you will see a variety of options to click on.
School Calendar of Activities/Field Trips/Early Dismissals?
Please click on the red sycamore leaf above to access the Sycamore website. Our school code is  2926. The calendar can be found under School  on the upper, left side of the page, then select Calendar. To view more than the next 20 events, select   All Events  (in blue lettering) on the upper right. You can even select various categories to view on the upper right drop down box. Items are also color coded. 
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