January 5, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Stewardship Commitment Cards for 2018
Due NOW!

If you have not yet submitted your family's Stewardship Commitment Card, please drop it off at the parish office or send it into the school office. 

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 parish office.
Archdiocesan Required Training
  Honor Thy Children/Safe Environment
at St. Margaret Mary
Hospitality Room
THIS coming
Monday, January 8, 2018
6:30 pm

This training is only needed one time,but it is required for adults
interested in volunteering or working with the young people (under 18) in our parish. Click here for a listing of all classes.
Fundraiser Day for SMM
Monday, January 8

Eat more chicken on Monday at the Springhurst or St. Matthews locations to earn money for our school. While you are placing your order, you must mention that you are there in support of SMM's Spirit Day! 
NO Free Dress
Friday, January 12
Yearbook Group Photos

Due to group photos being taken on Friday, January 12th, all students must be in uniform. There will be NO Free Dress passes accepted.
Monday, January 15
No School!
January Lunch Menus

2018 After School Fun

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 a Movie Club, Photography Club,  Arts & Crafts, Tiny Techies, and a 3-D printing class.  This information is posted on our school website under the  Student Academic tab, then  After School Enrichment.
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:

Davis Nichols (6A) and his family on the passing of his paternal uncle.

Chloe Smith (6S/V) and her family on the passing of her maternal grandmother.
Please join us in prayers for . . .

Ms. Melanie Hagan's (2H) mom.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 the following students will accompany  Dee Snyder  to volunteer: Hadley Snyder, Isabelle Hass, and Mallory Glass.

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

SportsFest is offering a special discount code to families in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Use discount code  archlou  to receive  $2 off each  regularly priced admission ticket of $10. Discounted tickets must be purchased online.  Regularly priced admission tickets will also be available at the event.
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 January 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
Current School Families
2018-19 School Year
January 5 - 19, 2018

Current school families will be asked to complete an online re-enrollment process between Friday, January 5 and Friday, January 19, 2018. Completing the re-enrollment process is how you hold a place for your child(ren) for the 2018-19 school year. Only students currently enrolled at SMM will complete the re-enrollment. The process will include a $65 fee per child. 

Prospective Parent Tour
Thursday, January 11
9:30 am

Visitors should simply come to the school office prior to the tours. 
Application materials for new families will be available on the school website in early January. The drop-in registration will be  Monday, January 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the Hospitality Room.
Snow Day Information
An email was sent to all school families on Friday, December 1 concerning school procedures in case of inclement weather. Please click here for the details. This information is also on the school website  https://school.stmm.org/  under Parent Resources, then Snow Days.
SMM & Green for Good Project
Special Feature on WHAS

Please click here to few the special segment aired on January 2, 2018 on WHAS on the University of Louisville's Go For Green campaign and their partnership with SMM School. 
Important Immunization Information

We received notice on December 14, 2017, from the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Louisville that as of July 1, 2018,  the following new immunization requirements for elementary school students (Grades JK-8) will be in effect:
  • All Students should have two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Parents should start the process of vaccination now, because the minimum time between the doses is six (6) months.
  • There is a new format for Kentucky Immunization Certificates, and all students are required to obtain and submit the updated certificate to schools.
All Parents should take the following steps:
  1.    Consult with your child's healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment for your child to receive the vaccine(s).
2.    Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
3.    Turn in a copy of that Kentucky Immunization Certificate to the school office.
Please click here to read official letter and FAQ's from the Cabinet For Health and Family Services Department For Public Health.
Kroger Rewards = Big Money!

The SMM PTO has received $4,999.12 for time period of   9/1/2017 through 11/30/2017. 
It is not too late to register and help support your school! Please click here for complete details about enrolling your Kroger card so that SMM receives the benefits of the Kroger Community Rewards program. All families with proof of enrollment receive 5 free dress passes per child.
The Girl Scouts are excited to announce the dates of their upcoming all-school dances: 

Father-Daughter Dance 
Saturday,January 27, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm PAC 

Mom Prom 
(Mother-Son Dance) 
Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm PAC 

Altar Server Open Practices
All altar servers are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming altar server practices to hone their skills and learn new techniques for serving.
The open Altar Server practices will be held on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 10th - 3-4pm (after school)
  • Tuesday, January 16th - 6-7pm (evening)
  • Wednesday, January 17th - 3-4pm (after school)
  • Monday, January 22nd - 6-7pm (evening)
Please RSVP to Kevin McCarron (email: projects@kevinmccarron.com) with your preferred day/time!
Feeling overwhelmed or overburdened?
Take some time to renew yourself at the "Christ Renews His Parish" Retreat.                                      
A Renewal Experience at
St. Margaret Mary 2018

Women's Weekend:   February 17/18      Men's Weekend:        March 3/4
Click here for the Women's CRHP Retreat Information

Click here for the Men's CRHP Retreat 
Spots are limited and are expected to fill up quickly. Spots will be reserved on a first come/first serve basis. If availability remains, there will be sign-ups after all masses on January 20/21.