November 3, 2017

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Monday, November 6

Come out and support SMM School by eating more chicken all day long at the St. Matthews, Mall of St. Matthews, or Springhurst locations!  Be sure to tell them that you are supporting SMM so that 20% of the sales will be donated to the school.
Ends on Friday, November 10

Report cards will go home on
Tuesday, November 21.
November Lunch Menus

6-8th Grade Menu
 Updated 11/3/17!

Click here to view the November newsletter from Taher.

Volunteers Needed in the
School Library

Our school librarian, Mrs. Laura Wicke, is looking for 2 volunteers to help for a few hours in the library on a weekly basis. Specifically, help is needed in the afternoons from 12:00 - 2:30 pm and anytime on Fridays. Please know that any time you may be available is great! Duties include checking books in/out, shelving and labeling books. Please contact her at
Vision Screening Volunteers
Thank you so much to these parents who spent Thursday morning with us to 
assist in the Vision
Screening of our 2nd/4th/6th grade students. We truly couldn't do it without you!

Jennifer Beem
Holly Ryan
Terra Boone
Kristen Wright
Trish L'Heureux

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
Basketball Tryout Dates

Tryout dates are set for  basketball as follows:

5/6 Grade Boys
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 pm

7/8 Grade Girls
Wednesday only 7:45- 9:15 pm  

Questions? Contact Matt Stull at  
SMM Football Players
Equipment Return
Wednesday, November 8
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Football equipment return will be held in the garage adjacent to the SMM football  field on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Please make
every effort to return this equipment during this scheduled time. 
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.
In Sympathy...

Please join us in our prayers for:

Viviana Davis (3S)  and her family on the passing of their maternal grandfather.

Zachary Winspear (2J) and his family on the passing of their 13-year old cousin.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, November 7, the following students will accompany  Aimee Ackermann  to volunteer:  Ethan Ackermann, Max Albright, and Cameron Harris.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
Grandparents Day
"The Wonder of Your Grandchild's Education"

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. 
Please join us in prayer for our 2nd grade students as they prepare for their 

First Reconciliation
Thursday, November 9
6:30 pm.
Time to Buy Tickets!
Nearly 80% sold out!

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 are now available on line at  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!
Thank you in advance for supporting SMM Musical Theatre and our amazing 6th graders!
Dare to Care Food Drive
Week of November 13-17

Start gathering your cans!  There will be a competition between the grade levels for bragging rights!
Sponsored by the SMM Student Council.
SMM Holiday Boutique  
Benefiting the SMM Human Needs & Concerns 

Saturday, November 4
9 am - 2 pm

Volunteers Needed!
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.    Click here to volunteer.
PTO Poinsettia Sales
Deadline  Monday, December 4

It that time of year again. Please click here to print the order form to pre-order your PTO Poinsettias. The home room with the most pre-orders will receive a party! Questions? Contact Jennifer Beem
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!


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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