January 20, 2017

St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Parents All School Mass

On Wednesday, February 1, we invite parents to join your students at the All School Mass that begins at 8:15 am. Open House in the school follows Mass until 10:30 am. Stay tuned for more information on Catholic Schools week (January 30 - February 1).

Fever/Vomit Free Policy

Please do not send a student back to school from an illness until he/she has been at least 24 hours "fever free and vomit free" (with no medication). 

We have a winner!
Thank you to everyone who turned in Box Tops in December! We would like to congratulate  Luke Bironas (2H) who is the winner of the $25 Toys R Us Gift Card for turning in 282 Box Tops.
New Contest -
February 1st deadline!

Don't worry, you still have a few more chances to win prizes this school year for bringing in your Box Tops. The next due date is Wednesday, February 1st. Please click here to access the collection sheet, The class that brings in the most will win a special treat for the entire class. 
Thank you, Chicken-eaters, for earning  $80.12  for SMM on our last Chick-fil-A spirit day on Monday, January 9.
No Alcohol Policy at 
Child-Centered Events

Just a friendly reminder, per archdiocesan and parish policies, no alcohol is permitted at child-centered events. Please keep this in mind when planning for events such as the Father/Daughter Dance and the Mom Prom. Failure to adhere to policy could result in the event being cancelled in the future. Thank you for your cooperation.

~ School and Parish Administration
Stewardship Cards

The parish office is eager to receive your 2017 Stewardship Card. If you are unsure if you have submitted your family's commitment card or need a new one, please contact the parish office at 426-1588.
Kids Pulling for Kids
As part of the Kindergarten Step-by-Step program, our Kindergartners are collecting pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana. You can help by saving your pull tabs and turning them into a Kindergarten classroom or the school office.
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 

DivorceCare for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents.  Additionally, DivorceCare for Kids, provides a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves and develop coping skills. Please click here to view a 2-page document with the details.

Weekly on Tuesdays 
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  
January 31 - April 25

* Please note the class begins on January 31.
Donation:  $25 for supplies 
Questions? Please contact Denise Ruiz at 426-1588 ext. 126   druiz@stmm.org
The Girl Scouts are excited to announce:

Mom Prom

(Mother-Son Dance)
Saturday, March 18
7:00-9:00 pm PAC
Lego Donations
Hate stepping on your old Legos? Donate them!
Please   click here  to learn more.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On  Tuesday, January 24 , the following students will accompany
Christie Blincoe to volunteer: 
Jacob Blincoe, Benj Boogs, and Quinn Kitchen.
Carman Wilcox, mother of Addison Wilcox (3G).
John Colvin, the father of Cruz (6A), Miley (4G), and Lanie (2H) Colvin.

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 .

The 2017-18 School Calendar has been approved by our SMM  School Advisory Council. Please click here  to view it. It is also listed on our school website.

Re-Enrollment - Current School  Families
Due TODAY - Friday, January 20
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.

Protecting God's Children
Honor Thy Children Training & Background Checks

Volunteers who have contact with children or youth (18 and under) for ANY length of time are required to participate in one of the 2-hour Safe Environment Training Workshops and undergo a background check.  This includes field trip chaperones, room parents, Field Day, Pioneer Day, etc. There is no cost.

Please click here to access the listing of classes available in the archdiocese. There will be a class on Monday, January 23 at Holy Spirit at 6:30 pm. Need more information? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.
Please click here to access the Father-Daughter registration form.
PTO News
Please click here to access the reply card.
Louisville Marriott is offering a reduced hotel rate of $104 for St. Margaret Mary.  Click here to reserve a room.
The rate is only guaranteed until January 28th.  
After that date the rate will be honored if the rooms are available.
Questions?   Please contact co-chairs Shelly Smith ( smm.gala@aol.com ) or
Kristen Mellinger ( Kristen.Mellinger@kyfb.com)

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. Donations are being collected until January 20, 2017.
For more information please contact Elizabeth Galle at (502) 500-7543 or SMM.gala@aol.com
Couples Trivia Night
Saturday, January 28
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hospitality  Room

Are you & your spouse interested in stimulating your thinking powers? Want to exercise your "ole noggin" with a little trivia fun? Come to SMM's Couple's Trivia Night! We'll be showing the UK vs South Carolina game on the big screen TV. Tables are responsible for bringing their own food! Beer, wine & yummy desserts will be provided by SMM. Tickets ($10 per table of 6) sold after ALL Masses THIS WEEKEND (January 21/22).

A Renewal Experience at 
St. Margaret Mary 2017
Women's Weekend: Feb. 18/19
Men's Weekend: March 4/5
Take time to re-focus and re-prioritize!
Questions?   Anne Burnham (529-9599 or anne_burnham@yahoo.com ) or Bill Burnham (529-9850 or wkburnham@hotmail.com),

Sign-up in the parish office or online: 
Girls Catholic High School Honor Roll

Please click here to view the list of former SMM students who have earned a place on the Honor Roll for the 1st semester at
Assumption High School.

Sacred Heart Academy has shared their list of SMM alumni who have earned Honor Roll status the 1st semester of the school year. Please click here to view the list.
Boy's Lacrosse is Starting Soon!
If you are in grades 3-8 and would like to participate, please email Chris Schneidtmiller chris@tafelmotors.com

Spring Sports Sign-Ups!
  Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, 
Boys Volleyball, Girls Softball
Payment is not due until 2/28/17! Sign up early for better planning of the Spring Season!  For more information and to register, go to www.athletics.stmm.org!
Girls on the Run Louisville
returning to St. Margaret Mary
Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program for 3rd-5th grade girls that combines physical activity with inspiring, fun lessons that teach girls how to handle the difficult social pressures of adolescence. The season starts on February 20th and ends with the Girls on the Run Spring 5K on May 13 at Bernheim Forest.
St. Margaret Mary's practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 pm. For complete details click here.
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