January 19, 2018



St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Wednesday, January 24
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm   

Please make proper arrangements for your students. 
SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, January 24

Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 
Book Fair Time is Coming!
Monday, January 29 -
Tuesday, February 6

The library will be open for the book fair before & after school each day and all day on P-T-S Conference Day, Thursday, February 1!

Look for an email next week with lots of details!


New Student Registration
Monday, January 29
Drop-in anytime between  
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Hospitality Room


Please help us spread the word. All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.
Parents All School Mass 
Current Family Open House

On  Wednesday, January 31, we invite parents to join your students at the All School Mass that begins at 8:15 am. Open House in your child's classroom will follow Mass until 10:15 am.
Group Photos Re-Scheduled

The Group photos scheduled for Friday, January 12 have been re-scheduled for Friday, February 16. 
Stewardship Commitment Cards for 2018
Due NOW!

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

Please join us in prayers for:

Max Buchanan (6Z), Cali Buchanan (4R), and Ryan Shene (6A) and their family on the passing of their maternal grandfather.

Carter Coke (1N) and his family on the passing of his paternal grandfather.
Please join us in prayers for . . .

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

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 the following students will accompany  Jenny Nichols  to volunteer: Davis Nicholas, Reid Schulten, and Jake Varga.

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

Tricia Parrill (8C) and Carly Henry (8C)  took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the
 Beginner Division of the E.P. Tom Sawyer Snowflake Archery Tournament held on Saturday, January 6. Our newest and very popular Mustang sport is off a great start!
Congratulations to our St. Margaret Mary Alumni who have made the Honor Roll at the following Catholic High Schools.

St. Xavier High School
Honor Roll for 2nd quarter  please 

Assumption High School Honor Roll for 1st semester  
please  click here
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Mom Prom 
(Mother-Son Dance) 
Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm PAC 

Mens' League Basketball
 
SMM is once again excited to host our popular Sunday night mens' basketball league!  Games begin the first Sunday of February and will run  for 8 consecutive weeks. The cost is $80 for parishoners and $100 for non-parishoners Click here to register.  If you would like more information, feel free to call Matt Ferreri (502) 376-2088  mtf0722@gmail.com
News from Mrs. Sims
            
I hope everyone is staying warm and safe!  We had some surprising weather over the last week or so, but our online snow days seemed to go well for most people.  I know that it can be difficult to manage the school expectations at home, so I appreciate your patience and support as we use these approved days. Doing the online assignments helps keep some consistency in the learning process. In order to stay accountable with attendance requirements, we had to put clear parameters in place for showing attendance, tardies, and absences. Assigned work had to be relevant and challenging enough to loosely equate to an actual school day.  If you have any questions about these days, please don't hesitate to contact the teachers or administration.
            
We have something to celebrate!  Our 8th grade High School Placement Test results are in, and as usual, they look great overall. The results show that our students who took the test scored on average above other students who took the test, both those who attend Catholic and non-Catholic schools. Please click here to see the graph that shows our scores from 2012-2017. Tests take place each December. 

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Current School Families  Re-enrollment
2018-19 School Year
DEADLINE - Today!
January 19, 2018

Current school families have been 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. Please click here for instructions.








CYBER - SAFETY 101 for Parents!
  
Join us for a parent program provided by ECHO - T he Exploited Children's Help Organization. The program will provide a crash course on the social media and apps used by our youth. Tips for monitoring screen time and promoting healthy screen usage for our children will also be shared.  Information is power and will help us all to protect our children in this technology driven world.
 
WHEN?            Thursday, January 25th 6:30 PM
WHERE?          SMM Hospitality Room
BONUS!            Parents who attend will receive a Free Dress  Pass for their children
Father/Daughter Dance
"Under the Sea"

Saturday January 27
7:00 -9:00 pm in the PAC

*New 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 will be crowned Princess and King of the Dance! Registration must be received by Thursday, January 25, 2018 to qualify.
Please click here to download the registration form.
Introducing the SMM Pyramid!
(Formally known as the Wheel of Chance)

Help us raise money for our students while entering to win some fabulous prizes - but hurry, only 20 chances will be sold for each package!  

Click here for an order form and to see a list of the items available to win, including a package of Free Dress Passes, the SMM Bus Fee for the 2018-2019 school year, an SMM Instructional Book Fee for one child during the 2018-2019 school year, and many more!  But hurry, only 20 chances sold for each package and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis!  You need not be present at the gala to win!  Good luck!

Ticket form available  here!
Your SMM PTO Needs You!

Looking for ways to get involved around SMM?  The PTO is looking for volunteers for the 2018-2019 School Year NOW!  There are many ways for everyone to get involved with as much or as little as you'd like!  Please click here to complete a volunteer form. Joining the PTO is a wonderful way to share your talents with our school and parish families!
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.

Spring Sports Registration

We're excited to get our kids suited up and ready for spring sports! Below you will find information on registering for track, tennis and boys volleyball.  Information for soccer and lacrosse will be sent out next week. Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines for each sport.  Thank you and go Mustangs!  Click here to access the athletics  website and register.
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.