November 10, 2017

  
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Wednesday, November 15  
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm  

Please make proper arrangements for your students. 
SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, November 15

Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 
  
  
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Dollar Wars
Friday, November 17

The Beta Club is sponsoring a UK/UL dollar war on Friday, November 17. Support your favorite team by voting with your dollars and wearing your team apparel. Team buckets will be in the front hall by the school office for donations. 
Donations will support the Tommy Walsh Foundation.
Stewardship Commitment Sunday
NEXT weekend at all Masses
November 18 & 19

Please be sure to bring your completed Stewardship Intention Card to Mass NEXT weekend!  There will be a special collection.

Please remember that all parish school families must return a completed stewardship card in order to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.

If you have misplaced yours, additional cards will be in the church or in the parish office.
Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

Wednesday - Friday
November 22 - 24

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, as well as shelving and labeling books. Please contact her at lwicke@stmm.org
Brenna Bray (8V)  will be performing in the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker on Friday, December 15 at Louisville Memorial Auditorium and in Lexington on Monday, December 18. Congratulations to Brenna on being selected to perform!
Advent Retreat
Saturday, December 2

"Advent: Waiting Expectantly"

Come spend the morning in reflection with Sister Marilyn Shea. All are welcome!  Click here for a full description. To register, please click here.
In Sympathy...

Please join us in our prayers for:

Matthew Pacanowski (7B)  and his family on the passing of their paternal aunt.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, November 14, the following students will accompany  Stephanie Neil  to volunteer: Ellie Neil, Ava Rich, Jameson Barber, and Laine Schulten.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
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.
Our annual PTO Gala has been set!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:00 PM
  
Join us at the  Olmsted for an evening of dinner, dancing, live auction, and lots of fun with your SMM Community!

News from Mrs. Sims

"Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others..."   Pope John Paul II

On Wednesday, seven of our wonderful staff members were honored at the Years of Service Luncheon given by the Archdiocese.  Educators are recognized at milestone years for their dedication to the ministry of working in area Catholic schools.  This is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and recognize the incredible service our teachers provide.  Please join me in thanking the following staff members: Shelly Freeders, Lisa Priest, Amy Burch, Carolyn Gnau, Lisa Stiff, Barb Voet, and Dee Dee Walsh.  These dedicated and talented faculty members share the wonder and love of Christ with us each day!    
 
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Dare to Care Food Drive
NEXT Week of November 13-17

It's time to bring in those cans of food for our Dare to Care Food Drive! There will be a competition between the grade levels for bragging rights! Cash donations also accepted. $1 = 4 cans!
Sponsored by the SMM Student Council.

Thank you to all the volunteers who've made Grandparents' Day a success! Without you this day would not be impossible. We hope they enjoyed touring our wonderful school and being in your children's classroom.  
Please consider volunteering at other PTO sponsored morning events, it is a great way to meet new people!  Contact Sara Blincoe at  sblincoe5@yahoo.com   for more information on volunteer opportunities.
Time to Buy Tickets!
Nearly 90% sold out!

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 are now available online at showtix4u.com.  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 has 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!
Salsarita's Fundraiser
Monday, November 20
St. Matthews & Middletown locations

Please mention that you are there to support St. Margaret Mary to be sure that the proceeds come back to SMM. Click here for more information on locations, hours and menu.
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  beemsmm@gmail.com
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.
SMM Step by Step and Catholic Life Issues present:

Solidarity
5 of 6 in a video series produced by USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching
 
Another important aspect about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society is Solidarity. We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brother's and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that "if you want peace, work for justice." Learn more on Solidarity by viewing this video.
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