November 2, 2018
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Sunday, November 4
2:00 a.m.

Don't forget that daylight savings time ends on Sunday. Be sure to set your clocks back and check your smoke detector batteries.
SMM Holiday Boutique  
Gym & PAC
Saturday, November 3
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Annual Holiday Boutique, benefiting the Human Needs and Concerns projects, will be held tomorrow. Please plan on stopping in and start your Christmas shopping.
Used Book Drive
Starts Monday!
November 5 - 9

Please consider donating any used book in presentable condition to the Dream Express Bookmobile the week of November 5-9. The mission of this bookmobile is to provide needy children with free books. Bins will be placed outside the school office. 
Thank you for your support!
Please join us in prayer for our 2nd grade students as they prepare for their 

First Reconciliation
Wednesday, November 7
6:30 p.m.
Ends on Friday, November 9

Report cards will go home on 
Tuesday, November 20.

School Guidelines on Illness

Please remember that your child should be fever and vomit free without medication for 24-hours before returning to school. This information can be found on page 27 of the Parent/Student Handbook, located on the school website, under Parent Resources. 

We are encouraging our students to wash their hands frequently. With the holidays approaching, we would like everyone to be happy and healthy!

6th Grade Musical
Tickets Now On Sale 

Show times: 
Wednesday, November 14 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 - 2:00 p.m.

Please  click here for instructions to purchase your ticket!

November & 2nd Trimester
New After-school 
Enrichment Classes

Please click here to check out the newest after school enrichment classes that will begin in November.  

Don't forget that our Rosary Club is now up and running; it's a great opportunity for any child who enjoys making crafts and working with their hands.

There are offerings for everyone!
Athletics Social Media Photos Needed

Do you want to see your kiddos' sports pictures on our social media pages? All you have to do is snap away, and then forward your pictures to 

Please include the name of the team (example: 7/8th grade football) so we can label appropriately!  Pictures from all SMM athletic practices and 
games are encouraged!
Please join us in 
sympathy ... 

Davis Yates, 7G, and Cooper Yates, 4C, and their family on the passing of their maternal grandfather.

Mike Ayer, dad of Max (3S), Sophie (6Z), and Abby (8C) Ayer.

Patrick McSweeney, SMM alum, as he continues his fight against cancer.

Jimmy Bowles , former route #6 bus driver, as he fights cancer. 

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, November 6, the following students will accompany Helen Peters  to volunteer: Scarlet Peters and Sylar McCauley.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
Pediatric Cancer Research Donations

Meghan Colley, a former SMM student and current U of L nursing student, is raising money for pediatric cancer research. It is a strong passion of hers to help out young people in need. If you can help support this cause please click here to donate. Thanks in advance!
News from Mrs. Sims

This was a big week for students as they were able to celebrate Halloween over a two-day period. It is also a very special week for the Church because we celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  These two special days remind us that God has a special plan for everyone. Before we were born, God willed for us to live with Him forever. When we were baptized, we became part of a special family called the communion
of saints.

The saints are people who said "yes" to God's plan for them and are now in heaven. Some were children and young people, some were mothers and fathers, some were monks, priests or nuns, and some were single people. On All Saints Day we praise and thank God for what He has done for us through these holy people. We ask the saints to pray for us that we might love our God and neighbor the way Jesus taught us. We strive to be able to serve God as the saints did by sharing our unique gifts and talents with others. On All Souls Day, we pray for all people who have died. We ask God to bring them to heaven to be with God and the saints forever.
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims

Dare to Care Food Drive
Weeks of November 5-16
Starts Monday!

It's time to bring in those cans of food for our Dare to Care Food Drive! Cash donations also accepted. $1 = 4 cans!

The class that brings in the most cans in  JK - 5th grade will receive a popsicle party. There will be one winner per grade level. The 6-8th grade students will be building structures with the cans that they bring in. "Canstruction" is a new event for our food drive, and our student council is very excited to see what structures will be built. 

Sponsored by the SMM Student Council
School Pictures Re-Takes
Tuesday, November 13
The individual school pictures have been sent home.
- Retakes will be on Tuesday, November 13.  Your child may wear free dress for the re-take.  A free dress pass will not be required for those students getting a picture re-take.
-  If getting a retake, please send the entire picture packet with all pictures back to school to the attention of Mrs. Susan Delk.
Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Susan Delk at
PTO News
Fall Event Parent Survey
Your Input is Needed 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Fall Festival and the Mustang Mile. We appreciate your attendance and your tremendous financial support of these activities! We had two record breaking events, and we know this is solely due to our many sponsors and our school families. 

We would like to get your thoughts on how the events went and what we can do next year to make them even more successful. 

Please click here to complete the survey; it should take less than 5 minutes to complete. We really appreciate your comments, and we know that constructive criticism will help us improve.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Grandparents' Day
* Detailed Information *

Friday, November 9
Child's last name A-L

Friday, November 16
Child's last name M-Z

Please click here to read all of the important details about our upcoming Grandparents' Day. Please note that parents need to RSVP to your child's homeroom teacher, and grandparents should plan to arrive early and be in their seats at the church by 8:00 a.m. 

Volunteers Needed
Please click here to access the sign-up genius.

 Questions? Please contact Carol Coke (
Parish Fall Cleanup Day
Saturday, November 10 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

It's time to get the yard gloves, rakes and blowers out! While we love our trees on our SMM campus, they sure bring LOTS of leaves, and your help is needed. Please join the SMM Grounds Committee for a day of fellowship and stewardship as we work in teams to do a cleanup. This makes for a great family service project. There are jobs for all skill levels. Visit the link by clicking here. Coffee and donuts will be served!
We are also looking for groups to captain different areas of the parish grounds (your child's sports team, Scouts, Step by Step, Small Group, Bible Study, etc). And, if you have a lawn care company or have access to large equipment, please contact Grounds Committee Chair Tim Griffin at 502-468-3681.
Vision Screening
Volunteers Needed
Thursday, November 15
The school office is in need of parent volunteers to assist with this year's Vision Screenings. Dr. Rod Rallo with Vision First will conduct the screenings of students in grades 2/4/6. The event will be held on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the library meeting room and ending at approximately 11:00 a.m. If you can assist with this opportunity, please contact Carman Wilcox in the school office or email We appreciate your help!

Boys' Catholic High School Honor Rolls   

Please  click here to view the list of former SMM students who have earned a place on the Honor Roll for the 1st quarter at Trinity High School.

St. Xavier High School has shared their list of SMM alumni who have earned Honor Roll status the 1st quarter of the school year.   Please  click here to view the list.
PTO Poinsettia Sales
Deadline Friday, December 7

It that time of year again. Please  click here to print the 2-page order form to pre-order your PTO Poinsettias. Questions? Contact Jennifer Beem
Horseshoe Casino Night
Benefiting  Jimmy Bowles, 
former SMM bus driver

Please join us on a Horseshoe Casino Night bus trip. #JimmyStrong will receive $15 per bus rider. Let's see how many busses we can fill!

Saturday, December 1
6:00 p.m. Bus departs St. Margaret Mary
11:00 p.m. Bus departs Horseshoe Casino

Cost $25.00
Each participant will receive a $15 food voucher
and $5 gaming voucher

Deadline to sign up is Monday, November 19. 
Click here to access the flyer.

Sponsored by MIller Transportation. 
Please contact Lisa Lanham at or 502-377-8405 to register.