January 26, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Last Day!
Free Dress Mondays
Monday,January 29

The Last Day for Free Dress Mondays that were earned as one of the incentives for the Mustang Mile is Monday, January 29. School uniforms must be worn on all Mondays following January 29.

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.

Catholic Schools Week
Parents All School Mass 
Current Family Open House
Wednesday, January 31

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.

Book Fair Time is HERE!
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!

Please Note these
Important Calendar Items

Thursday, February 1
Book Fair

Friday, February 2 & Monday, February 5
No School - Winter Break
Monday, February 19
No School - Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 28
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm
End of 2nd Trimester

* The first snow day we had was built into the calendar. We do NOT have to give up a scheduled day off to make it up.
Governor's Cup

Congrats to the following 7th & 8th grade students for placing in Governor's Cup District at Kentucky Country Day on Saturday, January 20:

1st Place Winner
  • Rachel Hamilton (8C) in Composition
2nd Place Winners
  • Paul Springer (8V) in Math 
  • Quick Recall Team
3rd Place Winner
  • Rachel Hamilton (8C) in Language Arts 

4th Place Winners

  • Owen Estes (7G) in Science - tie
  • Nicholas Showalter (8C) in Science - tie
  • Nora Reader (7B) in Language Arts
  • Michael Massey (8S) in Composition
5th Place Winner
  • Matthew Fisher (8C) in Social Studies
As a school we received  3rd overall in the District competition All of these students and the Quick Recall team will move on to compete in the Regional level on Saturday, February 3 at Kammerer Middle School.

Way to Go, Mustangs!
White Out Skating Party
Tuesday, February 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Champs Rollerdome

Students should wear all white clothes. $10 per family; $5 per person. Skates are not included.

Sponsored by the
SMM Student Council.
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:

Hadley Snyder (8S) and her family on the passing of her paternal grandfather.

Griffin Block (3S) and his family on the passing of his paternal grandfather.

Sam (6S/V), William (3G), and Daniel Nemes (1D) on the passing of their paternal great grandmother.
Please join us in prayers for . . .

Mrs. Jude Bauer (Instructional Assistant in KM).

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

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 the following students will accompany  Angie Dillon  to volunteer: Chase Dillon, Ryan Shene, and Owen Estes.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
Men's League Basketball
SMM is once again excited to host our popular Sunday night men's 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
C atholic Schools Week Schedule

  Monday, January 29: Faculty/Staff Day
  • Students will be given a treat upon entering the school building.
  • Students & Staff free dress! 
  • Faculty/Staff enjoy a catered lunch in the Hospitality Room.

Tuesday, January 30: Support Staff Day

  • Regional Catholic Schools Mass 10:00 am. Mrs. Sims will be taking our Student Council officers with her.
  • A breakfast will be held for the Maintenance Staff, Parish Office, Cafeteria Staff and Bus Drivers on Tuesday morning in the Teachers' Lunchroom. We will also give the YMCA a small token of appreciation that afternoon.
  • Students will decorate specified areas with messages and signs of appreciation for the support staff areas.
  • Grab & Go snacks in the teacher's lounge.
  • Staff only - free dress.
   Wednesday, January 31: Student/Parent/Family Day
  • All School Mass:  Parents invited!
  • Open House in the building for current families:  9:15 - 10:15 am.
  • Spirit wear for students
  • Free cookie for students in the cafeteria
  • 8th grade vs. Teacher Volleyball game: 1:30 pm
  • A great evening to have a special family dinner with special prayers and cards.
School Advisory Council (SAC) Nominations
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is currently accepting nominations for new members. New members will be elected by school families. The primary purpose of the SAC shall be to give guidance and advice to the Pastor and Principal. The SAC will consider the interest of all parents, students, and faculty. 

The term for a SAC member is three years. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, February 15th. 
If you are interested and have questions, please contact Holly Ryan hollyryan3@gmail.com or Nikki Boehm naboehm@yahoo.com regarding this opportunity. For more information, nomination forms were sent home today to the youngest or only child in each family. You may also click here to access the form.
NEW Information  . . .

Father/Daughter Dance
"Under the Sea"

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

Thank you to all of you that have registered for the dance. Your dance ticket should be coming home today in the Friday folder.  For those of you that were unable to register, we can pay at the door: $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Cash or check only -payable to GS Troop 855.

Thank you for supporting your SMM Girl Scouts!
Win Fabulous Prizes with the SMM Pyramid!
(Formally known as the Wheel of Chance)

There is still time to secure your chance at winning a fantastic prize in our SMM Pyramid (formally the Wheel of Chance) at the Gala! Click here  to choose your prize!  But hurry, chances are selling out!

Let's Groove at the SMM Gala!
Please join us February 10th at the Olmsted as we celebrate great friends and a WONDERful school and parish community at our annual Gala! We kindly request your reservation by February 1st. 70s attire is welcome but certainly not required; we just want to see you there!  Ticket form available  here!
6th Grade Attended Ed Choice Rally

Our 6th grade students traveled to Frankfort on Thursday to attend the Education Choice Rally at the state capitol. Please click here to view a segment done by WDRB on the event. Our Mustangs were also given a tour of the capitol.
Sponsored by your PTO 

Tuesday, February 13
Thursday, February 15
Last names A- L
Last names M - Z
Please join us with your child(ren) in the Hospitality Room featuring My Favorite Muffin and Heine Brothers Coffee.  Festivities begin at 7:15 am and will conclude at 7:45 am in order to allow students time to settle in their classrooms before the school day begins.

Stewardship opportunity available:  Please visit here
to volunteer at this wonderful event!
ALL Spring Sports Registration

ALL sports are open for registration! The spring sports include the following:
K-2 Soccer 3-8th Soccer
Softball Track
Tennis Lacrosse
Boys Volleyball
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.
Spots Still Available!            

A Renewal Experience at
St. Margaret Mary 2018

Women's Weekend:   February 17/18      

Men's Weekend:        March 3/4
Take time for yourself and for God!

Click here for the Women's CRHP Retreat Information or contact Susan Sherman at 502-548-2161 or susherman@twc.com

Click here for the Men's CRHP Retreat or contact Drew Chambers at 502-387-2198 or drew.chambers@mcmcpa.com
Spots are limited and are filling up quickly. Spots will be reserved on a first come/first serve basis. 
Looking for Prayer Sponsors 

We are looking for parishioners to pray for retreatants for the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish Retreats this February and March. This is a wonderful way to support the CRHP retreats from home!
CRHP retreats are an impactful way for parishioners to renew their lives and for our parish to be renewed in Christ. One of the main goals of the retreat is to increase prayer within our parish.  Will you commit to being a prayer sponsor? We will assign you the name of a retreatant so that you can pray for that individual and their upcoming retreat.  Please contact Amy DeRenzo Hulbert at 502-298-8635 or  amy@derenzolaw.com
Celebrate Marriage In February!
National Marriage Week, February 7-14, 2018
World Marriage Day, February 11, 2018

The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day are opportunities to focus on building a culture of life and love by supporting and promoting marriage and the family!