January 11, 2019

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Wednesday, January 16
Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.

Please make proper arrangements for your students.

SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, January 16
Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 

NO Free Dress
Friday, January 18
Yearbook Group Photos

Due to group photos being taken on Friday, January 18, all students must be in uniform. There will be NO Free Dress passes accepted.
Monday, January 21
No School!
It's the time of year when lots of sickness is going around.  We are looking for parent volunteers who could assist in the classroom or cafeteria for two or three hours at a time when the need for extra help arises. If you don't mind being called on short notice, and have your safe environment training as well as a background check, contact Lacy Moore at  lmoore@stmm.org  to volunteer.
Thank you!
The numbers are in... t his year's Fall Festival raised just over $17,000 for our school (our goal was $15,000!) Thank you to everyone's incredible generosity of time, talent, treasure and patience as we successfully moved the event indoors this year. It was a fun night for all.  

Next year's co-chairs are Whitney Thompson and Susan Valahos.
Snow Day Information

An email was sent to all school families on Tuesday, November 13 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.

Carter Brown, 8C, for complete healing from his basketball injury.

Mary Wright, SMM Cafeteria,
 on her upcoming heart surgery in January.

Special Intentions for our school families.

Jimmy Bowles , former route #6 bus driver, as he fights cancer. 
Please join us in 
sympathy . . . 

Max Raymond (2H)
and his family  on the passing of his great grandmother.

James Moreschi (7G) and Patrick Moreschi (5D) and their family on the passing of their paternal grandfather.

Brennan (5F), Connor (2J), and Alannah (KG) Fore and their family on the passing of their paternal grandmother.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 the following students will accompany  Andrea Hughes  to volunteer: A bigail Hughes, Ava Hastings, and Macy Givan.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
2019 Stewardship Cards 
Due NOW!

If you missed submitting your Stewardship Commitment Card at Mass before Thanksgiving, 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 2019-20 school year.

Enrichment Opportunity! 
2nd- 8th  grade

IU Southeast is offering enrichment classes through their Project AHEAD program. Students in grades 2-8 may register for these classes. Please click here to find out more about the upcoming dates for the program (the next dates are Feb. 9th and 16th), and view and register online for the classes.
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
Current School Families
2019-20 School Year
Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019

Current school families will be asked to complete an online re-enrollment process between now and Friday, January 18, 2019. Completing the re-enrollment process is how you hold a place for your child(ren) for the 2019-20 school year. Only students currently enrolled at SMM will complete the re-enrollment. The process will include a $65 fee per child.  Please click here for detailed instructions.
New Student Registration
Monday, January 28

Drop-in anytime between   
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hospitality Room

Please help us spread the word.

All application materials may be accessed by  clicking here.
New Year!
New Organizational Skills for Children!

The start of a new year is tied to resolutions and renewed commitments to getting our lives back on track: Making healthier choices. Reading more. Organizing our space.  Attending church regularly. What if this year, we also use these precious first days of a new year as an opportunity to teach children a few skills for bringing order into their lives, as well? Click here to read some great information on  12 Ways to Develop Your Child's Organizational Skills.

Father/Daughter Dance
"When you wish upon a star"

Saturday January 26
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Again this year we will be crowning a Princess and King of the Father/Daughter Dance. All girls in the 8th grade that pre-register for the Father/Daughter Dance will be put on a ballot. Everyone attending the dance will be able to vote once for the couple of their choice. The couple receiving the most votes and are present at the time of the drawing will be crowned Princess and King of the Dance! Registration must be received by Wednesday January 23 to qualify. Contact Kristie Ayre at ayrem@bellsouth.net with any questions.

Click here to access the flyer for
registration and details.
PTO News

Saturday, February 9
Louisville Downtown Marriott

Please click here to access the invitation with
details and registration form.
The John L. Tobias
Exceptional Volunteer Award
Nominations are being
accepted through
Tuesday, January 15. 

"The John L. Tobias Exceptional Volunteer Award" is an award given by St. Margaret Mary School's PTO. It is a great way to recognize the many special people that faithfully serve our school community. 
Please click here to access the full description, criteria, and nomination form.
SMM Gala
Please consider volunteering & donating!

We are in dire need of volunteers (including a Gala Chair and/or Co-chairs) to ensure the Gala is a great event again this year. We are looking for help with all aspects of the gala, please click here to access the sign up genius.

Lastly, we need auction items to add to the silent auction. If you or your company can help with donations please complete this form and return it to Shannon Byrne at sbyrne@peaklevelmanagement.com

Feeling overwhelmed or overburdened?
Take some time to renew yourself at the "Christ Renews His Parish" Retreat.                                      
A Renewal Experience at
St. Margaret Mary 2019

Women's Weekend:   February 23/24     Men's Weekend:        March 9/10
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 19/20.