January 25, 2019



St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Free Dress Mondays
Monday, January 28

The last day for Free Dress Mondays that were earned as an incentive for the Mustang Mile is Monday, January 28. School uniforms must be worn on all Mondays following January 28.
Parents All School Mass 
Current Family Open House
Thursday, January 31

As a part of Catholics Schools Week, all parents are invited to join your children at the 8:15 a.m. all school Mass on Thursday, January 31st. Additionally, parents are invited to visit your children's classrooms following Mass until 10:15 a.m.

Band-Aid Raid
Sponsored by the SMM Beta Club

February 4 - 8 

This band-aid fundraiser supports Supplies Over Seas in their mission to help the needy in other countries.

Please donate boxes of band-aids (any brand/any size) OR you may donate money  $1.00 = 1 box.

The homeroom with the most boxes of band-aids will earn an 
ice cream party!

Dine & Dash

Thank you to our 3rd & 4th grade families who gifted us with delicious appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts last Friday!  We enjoyed the feast tremendously, and appreciate all of the hard work it takes to feed our SMM staff.  Thank you!
Parenting the iGen
Tuesday, February 19
7:00-8:30 p.m
Mercy Academy

Do you know what your kids are doing on their smartphones?

Parents of Archdiocesan students are invited to attend a session regarding technology and their children. It comes highly recommended. Please click here to register. It is free, but spaces are filling up.
SMM Childcare Helpers Needed!

Our Childcare Ministry needs some volunteers! We offer childcare during 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays, Couples Date Nights, and several other events throughout the year. Could you offer your time? Please reach out to Kelly Miller, Childcare Coordinator at childcare@stmm.org. We appreciate your interest and support!
Congratulations!

Bryson Bergamini (JKL) is a big brother to our newest Mustang, Brayden who was born January 19! Congratulations to the growing Bergamini family!

Vicki Green, 2H instructional assistant, in her search for a kidney as she battles kidney disease.

Please join us in Sympathy . . 

Aubrey Habenstein (JKL)
and her cousin Keedan Cissell (KW) and their family  on the passing of their grandmother.

Cindy Hancock, our SMM parish bookkeeper, and her family on the death of her mother.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, January 29 the following students will accompany  Katie Horlander  to volunteer: Josie Horlander, Sophie Ayre, Addison Wilcox, and Ava Gallahue.

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.
SMM Tennis
1st-8th grade boys & girls

SMM tennis will practice as a team on Tuesdays  from 5:00-6:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, February 2 6. 
 
The cost for tennis is $70 and the deadline to register is February 20. A $10 late fee will be assessed beyond that date. Click here to register. Questions? Please contact Marcela Newman at stmmtennis@hotmail.com.
Boys Volleyball
3rd-8th grade

Boys volleyball is a fun, relaxed and very short league! No experience is necessary. Click here to register.
 
Tryouts 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the gym (check-in at 5:30 p.m.)
  • February 18th for 3/4th grade,
  • February 19th for 5/6th grade
  • February 20th for 7/8th grade
Questions? Please call Levi Beverly at (513) 225-5525 or email at levi.beverly@louisville.edu
News from Mrs. Sims  
           
Next week is Catholic Schools Week. It is truly a celebration for us all! I want to thank you, our school parents and guardians, for your continued support of this school. You make sacrifices each day because you believe that a Catholic education is a privilege and gift that your children deserve. For the faculty and staff members who work here, it is a mission to bring both faith development and academic excellence to those in our care. Catholic Schools Week 2019 - Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Below you will find a listing of our activities for the week.

God Bless You and Your Family, 
Wendy Wims

Catholic Schools Schedule
Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1
 
Monday, January 28 :   Celebrate Gratitude by Serving Others

Money Wars Competition to support Catholic Charities.  

  • Students will be grouped in clusters for the competition:
      • JK - 2nd grades
      • 3rd - 5th
      • 6th-8th
  • Students will also be given a sticker upon entering the school building.

Tuesday, January 29:   Support Staff Day
  • A breakfast will be held for the Maintenance Staff, Parish Office, Cafeteria Staff and Bus Drivers. YMCA staff and the crossing guards will receive a small token of appreciation.
  • Student Council officers will attend the Regional Catholic Schools Mass at St. Albert School.
Wednesday, January 30: Student Day
  • Spirit wear for students.
  • Free cookie for students in the cafeteria.
  Thursday, January 31 :   Parent/ Family Day
  • All School Mass at 8:15 a.m. followed by an Open House for current families from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • All school Bingo over the intercom at 1:45 p.m.
  • No homework which is a great opportunity for a family dinner!
  Friday, February 1:   Faculty/Staff Day
  • Staff will enjoy a catered lunch in the Hospitality Room.
  • 8th grade vs. Teacher Volleyball Game at 1:30 p.m.
New Student Registration
(Any new to SMM . . .
JK, Kindergarten or
1st - 8th grade)

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.
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 14th. 
 
If you are interested and have questions, please contact Abigail Costello abigailsmith710@yahoo.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.
Help us win a visit to SMM by author Jan Brett!

The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest by April  8 will win a free school or library visit from Jan Brett in the 2019-2020 school year.  

Feel free to share the link with family and friends to increase our chances of winning. We appreciate your participation!
PTO News


Saturday, February 9
Louisville Downtown Marriott

Please click here to access the invitation with
details and registration form.
SMM Gala
We can still use volunteers & donations!

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
Helping Hands Donations

Thank you SMM school families for your generous donations for the Free Dress Day on Wednesday. $1357.12 was collected!

Your donation will be used to purchase meals that will be packaged by our SMM community on Saturday, March 2 in the gym. Our goal is to raise enough money to package 45,000 meals. Each meal costs $0.50 and feeds six. The packaged meals will be sent to Burkina Faso Africa. Checks may be made to SMM, with Helping Hands in the memo line.

Volunteers
Besides your financial support, we will need 200 volunteers to staff our two shifts at noon and 2:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. There are fun jobs for everyone - young and old! Register by clicking here!
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.