January 6, 2017
St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Early Dismissal
1:15 pm 
Wednesday, January 11

Please make appropriate arrangements for your student(s).
Mustang Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, January 11

Please click here for Spirit Wear Guidelines.
Fundraiser Day for SMM
Monday, January 9

Eat more chicken on Monday at the Springhurst or St. Matthews location to earn money for our school. Please mention that you are there in support of SMM's Spirit Day! 
Monday, January 16
No School!

NO Free Dress
Friday, January 20
Yearbook Group Photos

Due to group photos being taken on Friday, January 20th, all students must be in uniform. There will be NO Free Dress passes accepted.
Early Bird Pricing!

Yearbooks will be $32.00 this school year. We are having a pre-sale with special Early Bird Pricing! (This is the first time the yearbooks are being sold. They were not available until right before Christmas.)

The Early Bird Price of $30.00 will be available through Monday, February 6, 2017. If more than one yearbook is purchased, the cost will be $2 8.00 for each additional yearbook. 
Starting Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the full price of $32.00 will be charged  and additional yearbooks will be $ 30.00.  
Please DO NOT order a yearbook for your 8th grade student; they will automatically receive a yearbook .
Questions? Contact Mrs. Delk at  sdelk@stmm.org 

Be Safe! 
Please  do not leave valuables in your cars. Unfortunately, there was a break in on the SMM property prior to Christmas.
After School Enrichment Classes 
January Offerings

Check out all of the new, fun, after school offerings by clicking here. Many of our teachers will begin a new set of offerings such as  Arts & Crafts, Tiny Techies , and many new  Math Mania Classes.

Bricks4Kidz, a Lego's class, will be offering two classes in 2017!  Grades K-3 will have a 6-week class on Wednesdays, and Grades 3-7 will have a Robotics class in March! So fun! 

This information is posted on our school website under the Student Academic tab, then After School Enrichment
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, January 10, the following students will accompany Jessica O'Daniel to volunteer: Lily Grace O'Daniel, Shelby Shekell, and Audrey Lucas.
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:

Our SMM Alumni, Sophia and Sehr Faltin, and their family on the death of their father.

Grant Albertson (6Z) and his family on the death of his maternal grandfather.

Justin Appel (7W) and Jason Appel (6S/V) and their family on the death of their maternal grandfather.

News from Mrs. Sims
Happy New Year!  I hope your holiday break was happy and blessed. We are all ready to dive into the second trimester of learning. This is a time for exploring new curriculum, learning new skills and gaining in confidence. The children and teachers have quickly gotten back into their school routines. We are excited to be able to work and play with our friends again. It was great to see so many smiling faces this week!

In Jan. of each year, we begin planning for the following school year. We start with the Re-Enrollment Process of current students. We, then, begin accepting applications for new students. In working with the parish office, we look at budgeting and planning for students, personnel, programs, and facility needs. Please be mindful of the timelines involved, as well as the care and concern that goes into planning and facilitating the school year. It is always done with love and a passion for St. Margaret Mary School and its students.
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims

Re-Enrollment - Current School  Families
To hold a place for your child(ren) currently enrolled at SMM for the 2017-18 school year, all families must complete the online re-enrollment process. The re-enrollment process and $65 payment must be completed by Friday, January 20 to hold a spot for your student(s). Please click here to re-enroll.
Prospective Parent Tours

* Monday, January 9
9:00 am

 * Wednesday, January 18
1:00 pm

Visitors should simply come to the school office prior to the tours. 
Application materials for new families are available on the school website and by clicking here. The drop-in registration will be open on Monday, January 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Hospitality Room.
PTO News
Save the Date!!

Celebrate the Night in BLACK and WHITE. The Annual SMM Gala will be on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Louisville Marriott East. Please mark your calendars for this wonderful night of fundraising and fun. More details to come!
SMM Gala Wheel of Chance
Donations Needed!
The SMM Gala Committee is looking for donations for our popular Wheel of Chance. We are in need of a variety items of differing values. In the past we have received donated items such as an American Girl Doll, restaurant gift cards of various denominations, car detail gift certificate, Camp Hi-Ho, Yeti Cooler, GoPro, and Apple Watch. These are just a few examples, but we are always interested in new ideas. Donations are being collected until January 20, 2017.
For more information please contact Elizabeth Galle at (502) 500-7543 or SMM.gala@aol.com
Kroger Rewards = Big Money!

The SMM PTO has received $6,144.44 for time period of  9/1/2016 through 11/30/2016. It is not too late to register and help support your school! Questions? Lindsey Wilson at lindsey.wilson73@gmail.com
The Girl Scouts are excited to announce the dates of their upcoming all-school dances:

Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday,January 21
7:00-9:00 pm PAC

Mom Prom
(Mother-Son Dance)
Saturday, March 18
7:00-9:00 pm PAC
Classroom Pottery

Thank you to the awesome volunteers painting the class pottery, which will be auctioned at the SMM Gala Saturday, February 25. We plan to have all the pottery completed, so they can be on display at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 2. 

Thank you to The Artist in You owner and SMM parent, Sharon Weis for her generous donation of the pottery, which helps us raise money that directly supports our children! Questions? Contact Jenny Nichols or  Heather Stewart 
Winter Weather Information

We have had our first snow day, and that day will be made up on Monday, February 20. You may click here to read the information on our winter weather policies. This information has been posted on the school website www.school.stmm.org  under  Parent Resources and then  Winter Weather .
Louisville Metro Emergency Services
LENSAlert/Smart 911

Please click here  to access flyer describing LENSAlert/Smart 911. Families can sign up for Smart 911 to create a secure safety profile for members of their household and also receive a variety of community emergency alerts.  LENSAlert/Smart 911 allows individuals to enter multiple addresses (home, work, etc.) for community emergency alerts. 
For example, you can enter your home and school addresses in order to receive emergency alerts specific to both locations.
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