February 10, 2017
St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
School Uniforms Required
Monday, February 13

Please remember that our Free Dress Mondays ended on January 30. School Uniforms must be worn on all Mondays going forward.
Wednesday, February 15  
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm  

Please make proper arrangements for your students. 

SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, February 15

Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 

Now Enrolling  New Students
JK - 8th grade

Please help us spread the word!

All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.

Governor's Cup
Regional Winners!

Congrats to the following two Jr. High students for placing in the Governor's Cup Regional:

2nd Place Winner
  • Rachel Hamilton (7W) 2nd in Composition
3rd Place Winner
  • Sam Downs (8S) 3rd in Science

These two students move on to compete in the State level competition at the Galt House the weekend of March 11.

Way to Go, Mustangs!
Please Note these
Important Calendar Items

Wednesday, February 15
Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm

Monday, February 20
School is in session; snow makeup day from January 5.

Picking-up Students Early
2:25 pm deadline

For safety reasons, students leaving school early must be signed out 20 minutes prior to dismissal (2:25 pm for normal dismissal and 12:55 pm for early dismissal). If you arrive after this time, you will not be permitted to exit the premises until the buses have left the premises.
Policy on Students
Calling Home

Please help us to manage the excessive phone calls made for forgotten items. Children will only be allowed to call home for lunches or questions about transportation changes.
A message from Mrs. Iceman
Jump Rope for Heart 

Please register your students online by clicking here for the JUMP Rope For Heart event (JRFH). Registration serves as the permission slip for them to participate in the jumping event on Thursday, March 2. You do not have to donate to register. You can leave the donation amount blank, and you can still register. 

Each class that registers online will receive a free choice day in PE. 
I am encouraging online donations since there are added incentives for online donations.

We were presented with a $100,000 dollar banner for our donations over the years.  

Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. It can be prevented with heart health!
2016-17 School Yearbook

Yearbooks are $32.00 this school year with  additional yearbooks each being $ 30.00.    
Please DO NOT order a yearbook for your 8th grade student; they will automatically receive a yearbook.
Questions? Mrs. Delk  sdelk@stmm.org 

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

The Cafeteria would LOVE to have some parent volunteers to assist them with serving lunches.

Mondays &Thursdays
10:40 am - 12:45 pm

Please contact Lydia Johnson at foodservice@stmm.org or 426-2635, ext. 137 

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.
Congratulations to our St. Margaret Mary Alumni who have made the Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter at the following Catholic High Schools.

Presentation Academy
Libby Gilliland - 2nd Honors

St. Xavier Honor Roll, 

Trinity High School Honor Roll, 

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.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On  Tuesday, February 14 , the following students will accompany
Bridget Just to volunteer: Brady Just, Hunter Raymond, Brooke Just, and Georgia Clark.

Join us in prayer for  Patrick McSweeney , a SMM alumnus and current senior at St. X, as he undergoes cancer treatment in  Philadelphia.

Please join us in sympathy
 for . . .

Evan Yowell (6S/V), Skylar and Sydney Yowell (KL) and their family o n the death of their grandmother.

Griffin Block (2H) and his family on the death of his paternal uncle.

Luke Bironas (2H) and his family on the death of his maternal great grandmother. 

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 .

Please keep our 8th grade students in your prayers as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

May the gifts of the Holy Spirit strengthen them, making them a witness of Christ's love. May they always live their faith with joy! 

Sponsored by your PTO 

Tuesday, February 14
Thursday, February 16
Last names A- L
Last names M- Z

Please join us in the Hospitality Room anytime between 7:00 - 7:50 am to enjoy warm coffee and muffins to start your day!  
*Please note, the times listed in the Parish Newsletter were incorrect. The event is from 7:00 - 7:50 am.

The PTO is also looking for volunteers to help setup and work the events. Please click here and take a moment to volunteer if possible. 
School Advisory Council (SAC) Nominations
Deadline - Friday, February 17
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, Community Director, 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 Friday, February 17th. Please click here to access the nomination form.
If you are interested please see the attached nomination form.  If you have questions, please contact Andrea Gohmann ( andrea.gohmann@gmail.com ) regarding this opportunity. 

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 volunteers, Pioneer Day volunteers, etc. There is no cost.

Please click here to access the listing of classes available in the archdiocese. There will be a classes offered on February 13, 20, and 28. The class on Monday, February 20 is at St. Albert the Great School and Tuesday, February 28 is at St. Agnes. Need more information? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.
PTO News
Please click here to access the reply card.
RSVP deadline is Wednesday, February 15!
Questions?   Please contact co-chairs Shelly Smith ( smm.gala@aol.com ) or
Kristen Mellinger ( Kristen.Mellinger@kyfb.com)

SMM Gala Wheel of Chance!
Tickets are selling FAST!

Please click here to access the Wheel of Chance flyer/order form. There are many fun and exciting packages!
Chances will be sold after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am Masses on Sunday, February 12, too!

Open PTO Positions
The SMM PTO is looking for candidates to fill open Board and Chair positions for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to view PTO Board descriptions; to view PTO Chairperson descriptions, please click here
This is a very rewarding way for parent volunteers to support and strengthen our school. Please take a moment to look at the attached descriptions. If you are interested in applying for an open position please contact SMM PTO President Mara Legere at maraslegere@gmail.com
On March 12, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Assumption, these thirteen 2nd grade Brownie Girl Scouts will be earning their Religious Award based on their work in the Family of God program.

Josie Boggs
Grace Dicken
Taylor Dickson
Eden George
Morgan Lewis

Taylor Mills
Henle Newton
Eliana Rittmuller
Abby Sandifer

Rose Smith
Madeline Tobe
Graycen Tilton
Vienna Ulanowski 

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: 
SMM Girls Softball
Grades 3-8

Warm weather is almost here so it's time to get ready for another exciting season of Mustang Softball.  The SMM softball season begins March 1st. Games will start after Spring Break and end before Memorial Day.  We welcome rookie and veteran players in all age groups.
Grades 3-4 Machine Pitch
Grades 5-8 Girl Pitch

Sign-up today at:  http://athletics.stmm.org/
For more information please contact:
Ron Kiefer ron.kiefer@gmail.com  502-905-4072
Boys' Lacrosse is Starting Soon!
Grades 3 - 8
Please click here to learn all of the details about playing Boys' Lacrosse with St. Margaret Mary.

Open Gym - Wednesday, February 15
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Anyone interested in lacrosse for the 2017 season, please join us at the open gym in the PAC. Kids and parents can find out more about the game and ask questions.  Kids will also have an opportunity to use some of the equipment. Please direct any questions to Chris Ochsner at  chrisochsner@outlook.com or 502-836-5446.  
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 http://athletics.stmm.org
SMM Tennis starts Next Week!
Evaluation day will be held Monday, February 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Louisville Indoor Raquet Club (LIRC)  8609 Westport Rd . Only players who are eligible to play matches need to be there. If you can't make it, there will be an additional fee to get evaluated on a different day. Practices will be Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm starting February 28 at LIRC.    Sign up at athletics.stmm.org and  email Marcela or Jason Newman  stmmtennis@hotmail.com  with questions.
Girls Lacrosse
5 - 8th Grade
The 2017 Kentucky Lacrosse Association Middle School Girls Lacrosse league is taking signups.  See kylax.org  to register if you are interested. 
Boys Volleyball Tryouts
Boys Volleyball Tryouts will be Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23.  Please sign up by Friday, February 17 at athletics.stmm.org
The number of teams must be turned into CSAA by February 17, so we need to know who is playing by that date!. Questions? Leigh Ann Fuller leighannfuller@yahoo.com
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.
Mercy Academy
Girls' Softball Clinic
February 25 & 26

Please click here for details.
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