February 1, 2019

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
School Uniforms Required All Mondays
Beginning Monday, February 4

Please remember that our Free Dress Mondays ended on January 25. School uniforms must be worn on all Mondays going forward.
February Menus 

Our 6-8th grade students may select from the above JK-8th grade menu in addition to this one:
Parent Teacher Student 
Winter Conferences 
Forms Due
(Please return on Monday 
if you have not sent it in.)

Our Winter Parent-Teacher-Student (PTS) conferences will be held on: 
  • Wednesday, February 13
    2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 14
    7:30 a.m. - noon
A form was e-mailed on Thursday, January 24 detailing more specific information.  Please  click here  if you need an additional form. T hese forms are to be returned to your only or oldest child's homeroom teacher by Monday at the latest. 
Band-Aid Raid
Sponsored by the SMM Beta Club

Starts Monday!
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!
Watch our 6th graders on the news next week!

WAVE3 came to SMM in December to film a feature story about the homeless mats that our 6th graders are weaving out of recycled plastic bags.

Please tune in next week to view this amazing project: 
Monday, February 4
between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. 

Thursday, February 7 
between 11:30 and 11:50 a.m. 

Sunday, February 10 
between 9:00 and 9:20 a.m.

Thank you to all that attended the SMM Father Daughter Dance sponsored by the SMM Girl Scouts! We appreciate your support.

Congratulations to Abby Boggs (8V) and her dad David Boggs our 2019 Princess & King of the Father Daughter Dance.
Mom Prom 
(Mother-Son Dance)  

March 23, 2019
7:00-9:00 p.m. PAC 

The theme is MVP Night.
Please Note these 
Important Calendar Items

Wednesday, February 13
Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m. P-T-S Conferences 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14
P-T-S Conferences 7:30 a.m. - Noon

Friday, February 15 & Monday, February 18
No School - Winter Break 

Thursday, February 28
End of 2nd Trimester
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.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, February 5 the following students will accompany parent driver Tara Schweitzer  to volunteer: Jake Schweitzer, Ethan Dillon, and Ryan Shene. 

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

Safe Environment
January Newsletter
Please click here to read the January 2019 edition of the "Honor Thy Children" safe environment newsletter published by the Archdiocese.
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.
News from Mrs. Sims  
What a whirlwind week we've had! Please be sure to contact the school office if you didn't receive the notifications about the inclement weather days. Also, contact your homeroom teacher regarding questions about attendance and assignments during these days. The systems are in place but are truly tested when we have to use them.     
On another note, the 2019-20 school calendar is complete. Thank you for your survey input regarding key questions. I received 409 responses to my parent survey as well as teacher and SAC input. Overwhelmingly, families voted to not take a full week at Thanksgiving, to have a full Fall break in Oct., to take a shorter break in Feb., and to end school before Memorial Day. Students must attend school for 175 days, and conference days do count in this. Teachers work 185 days, and this includes their PD time. This calendar was a bit more challenging because of the way things fall next year. We can't make everyone happy, but hopefully you get something that you wanted and can live with the rest. Click here for the '19-20 calendar.
God Bless,
Wendy Sims, Principal
Go Mustangs!
Robotics State Championships 
Saturday, February 2

SMM Robotics Team Atlantis has been working hard preparing for the state championship competition after qualifying in early December. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck tomorrow!

Team Atlantis members are:
Will Legere (5F)

DyLon Boone (5D)

Spencer Babin (5F)

Patrick Mellinger (4R)

Noah Lapid (4R)

Coach - P. Boone

Sponsored by your PTO 

Tuesday, February 5 
Thursday, February 7
Last names A- L
Last names M - Z
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.

Please consider volunteering the day you are not attending to make this a lovely morning for the other moms.
Please  click here  to

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you for all of those that have registered and donated to the Jump Rope for Heart event. If you haven't registered your child yet, please do so by  clicking here.

Registration is required for your child to participate in the event and no donation is necessary to register. You also received a permission slip in the envelope that was sent home in your child's Friday folder on January 18th. This is a buddy event, and we would like 100% participation! It is a wonderful opportunity for the older students to mentor their buddies and for all of them to exercise and make their heart stronger!

Thank you very much for your generosity for this cause.
Mrs. Iceman

New Student Registration
(Any new to SMM . . .
JK, Kindergarten or
1st - 8th grade)

If you missed Monday night's new student registration,  please turn your completed application into the school office as soon as possible.

All application materials may be accessed by  clicking here.
School Advisory Council (SAC) Nominations
Nominations Due
Thursday, February 14
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 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.
PTO News

Saturday, February 9o
Louisville Downtown Marriott
RSVPs and payment are due
February 4!

Please click here to access the invitation with
details and registration form.
Wheel of Chance

Fabulous prizes- but hurry, only 20 chances will be sold for each package!

Simply fill out the form and return it to the school office with your payment. Chances will be sold first-come, first-serve so the date and time received will determine the 20 participants for the draw. Your entry will be randomly assigned a number, 1 through 20. 

We hope to see you at the Gala, but you need not be present to win!  Don't delay - support our school today!

SMM Spelling Bee Winners
Moving on to Archdiocese Competition! 

Congratulations to the SMM Spelling Bee Winner Sam Legere (7B) who will continue on to compete in the archdiocese spelling bee on Tuesday, February 5. Matt Croce (8C) is the SMM runner-up.

Soccer Registration is Underway!
K-2nd Grade Soccer
Registration for K-2nd grade Spring soccer is now open. The deadline to register is February 22nd and the cost is $40, after which a $10 late fee will be assessed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jeff Mellinger at 502-727-7352.
3-8th Grade Soccer
Registration is open for girls and boys in 3rd through 8th grade. The deadline to register is February 22nd and the cost is $55, after which a $10 late fee will be assessed. For more information, please contact Chris Brown.

Click here  for registration.
Players and coaches/assistant coaches must register.

All volunteers must have taken Safe Environment Training and have a current background check on file with the parish office.
Boys Lacrosse
Grades 3 - 8th
Last Clinic - Saturday, February 2
in the PAC

We will be having one more boys' lacrosse clinic this Saturday, February 2nd at St. Margaret Mary. There is no equipment or experience needed!  

12:30-1:30 p.m. - New players and Level 3&4
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Level 5-8  

Boys are welcome to come to the entire clinic but the first hour we will be spending more time on fundamental drills so that we can give more attention to boys who have not played before. 

Please make sure to renew your US Lacrosse membership by clicking here You will need it before you register at SI Play. 
Click here to register your SI Play Account.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Chris Ochsner.  
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