February 8, 2019

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
February 13
Early Dismissal
1:15 p.m.

Please make proper arrangements for your children.
SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, February 13
Please  click here for details of appropriate attire. 

Parent Teacher Student 
Fall Conferences 

Wednesday, February 13
afternoon conferences 

Thursday, February 14
morning conferences  

All families should have received forms from their homeroom teachers with the time that has been designated for your conference.  

If for any reason you cannot make your scheduled conference time, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. Any student not attending their conference will be counted as absent for the conference day. We look forward to seeing everyone next week.
Due to Winter Break there is no school on the following days:
  • Friday, February 15
  • Monday, February 18
May you have safe travels and relaxing days!
Band-Aid Raid
Sponsored by the SMM Beta Club

We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the band-aid fundraiser to support in their mission to help the needy in other countries. We had a total of $550 in monetary donations and 322 boxes of band-aids donated! 

The winning homeroom was 6S/V with 15 boxes and $97 donated = 112 total donations.
The runner up class was 2H with 38 boxes and $72 donated = 110 total donations.

Both 6S/V and 2H  will be awarded an  ice cream party!
Watch our 6th graders on the news Sunday!

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. The l ast chance to see the broadcast on television is:
Sunday, February 10 
between 9:00 and 9:20 a.m.

You may also view the segment by clicking on this link.
Fish Fries 
are Coming!

March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Grades 3 & 4
Grade 5
Friday, March 1
During the Lenten Fish Fry

There are two signups for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. One for grades 3 & 4 (combined) and one for  5th grade. Please click on the hot links for full details and to access the registration forms.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 27.

The 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for grades 6, 7, and 8 will be  Friday, March 8. Keep an eye out for the registration form after Winter Break.
Sam Legere
Archdiocese Spelling Bee Championship
2nd Place Winner!

SMM Spelling Bee Winner Sam Legere (7B) competed in the Archdiocese Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 5, and came in 2nd place!  We are so very proud of Sam! Please join us in congratulating him!

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

Assumption High School
Honor Roll for 1st semester  
Sacred Heart Academy
Honor Roll for 1st semester

St. Xavier High School 
Honor Roll for 2nd quarter  

Trinity High School
Honor Roll for 2nd quarter
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, February 12 the following students will accompany parent driver Tammy Moorman  to volunteer: Walker Moorman, Chase Dillon, and Noah Lim.
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.
News from Mrs. Schwarz, School Counselor

Part of a school's role is to educate our students on how to solve conflicts. We start by teaching the difference between small problems and big problems. Small problems are problems that they can solve and are not emotionally or physically dangerous. Students learn if that it involves safety, then it is a big problem, and they should report it to the nearest safe adult.

Students are taught ways to solve those small problems and that they may need to try more than one way prior to seeking adult support.  Some of the ways to solve social conflicts are verbal and nonverbal. Examples are telling someone to stop, talk it out, wait and cool off, ignore, move to another place or game.

Conflicts happen at school and at home. If we work together, we can create a community of not only academic problem solvers, but also of social problem solvers.

PTO News

Online Bidding for the Silent Auction is Now OPEN!

Online bidding through Qtego is now open to everyone until 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th.

You can view and bid on the silent auction items and register online by clicking here!

There are terrific items in the silent auction; 
you do not have to attend the Gala to bid!

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 by the end of the school day on Friday. Any remaining chances will be sold at the Gala. 

We hope to see you at the Gala, but you need not be present to win! 
Jump Rope for Heart
Wednesday, February 13  

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 makes their hearts stronger!

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

Book Fair!
Come visit us during Conferences!

All classes will have a chance to visit the Book Fair and make purchases during their normally scheduled library time. Please help your student be a responsible consumer and teach them how to be prepared for making a purchase with money. We request that all students who bring money to school for the Book Fair, bring an envelope labeled with their name, homeroom, amount of money and the words "Book Fair". We will accept cash and checks only during school days. At conferences, we will also accept credit/debit cards.  
  We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!
School Advisory Council (SAC) Nominations
Deadline is
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.
Are you missing . . .
A SMM quarter zip fleece? Water bottle?
PE clothes? Lunch box? Jackets? 

Please check Lost and Found in the cafeteria during conferences.  Any items not claimed following Winter Break will be donated. 
Representing the Roman Catholic Church and Kentucky's dioceses in public policy matters.

Kentucky House Bill 205 would create a Scholarship Tax Credit program that would make K-12 tuition at non-public schools, including Catholic schools, more affordable for thousands of Kentucky families.

Please click here to contact your state representative.
The link will allow you to send a message to your legislators.
It only takes a couple of minutes to complete. 
You can also call your state representative and leave them a message in support of House Bill 205 at 1-800-372-7181. The operator will get the message to the right representative.

Sports Registration Deadlines 

Boys Volleyball    2/10
Tennis                  2/20
Soccer                 2/22
Track & Field       2/28
Softball                3/4
Golf                     4/20

To register for any of these sports and to get all of the details, please click here.
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