February 24, 2017
St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Free Dress Day
in exchange for a donation to
Helping Hands

Monday, February 27

Bring in a monetary donation on Monday morning and wear your favorite outfit!

Helping Hands is a meal packaging program created by Catholic Relief Service. Volunteers package meals to be sent to Burkina Faso, Africa.  SMM's goal is to package 35,000 meals on March 25th.  To do this, SMM needs to raise funds to pay for the meals. Each meal is only .50 cents; a $5 donation will buy 10 Meals!

Please click here  to donate or sign up your family to volunteer to package meals on March 25th.
All ages are welcome and encouraged!
Family Night
Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday and has been designated as a SMM Family Night. All school, parish, and athletic activities that begin at 6:00 pm or after will be suspended for this night so that families may focus on time together. Masses at SMM will be at 8:15 am, Noon, and 7:00 pm.

NO Free Dress
Friday, March 3
Yearbook Group Photos

Due to group photos being taken on Friday, March 3, all students must be in uniform. There will be NO Free Dress passes accepted.

This is the last group photo day for the yearbook.
March Menu

Please click here to view the March lunch menu. It is also available on the school website under Parent Resources, Lunch Menu.

Now Enrolling  New Students
JK - 8th grade

Please help us spread the word!

All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.

Last Week!
 Donations & Registration for
Jump Rope for Heart
A message from Mrs. Iceman &
Mrs. Hanke

This is our last week for Jump Rope for Heart. The students will be jumping next Thursday morning, March 2. We have had several students and many families  who have been affected by heart issues.  Please go online and donate if you haven't already. Our goal is $18,000 and we are only at $8,500. Please click here to register and donate online.  

Online registration is also the "permission slip" but since many have not registered or sent in a permission note, we are going to change the policy. If we have not heard from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate.

Thank you so much for supporting this wonderful organization! 

City Champions!

Congratulations to the SEVEN Mustang basketball teams who were City Champions and the FIVE Finalist teams in their division of the Catholic Schools Athletic Association (CSAA) last weekend! We love our Mustangs! 

The  teams are listed below by grade and team designation. To see a complete list of the players of each team, please click here.
8G2 (Stull/Dillon)
8G3 (Johnson)
8B4 (Gapen)
6B2 (Stich)
6B3 (Boeckmann)
6B4 Green (McGrath)
6B Gray (Pacanowski)

8B2 (Joy)
8B Black (Monsour)
6B1 (Allen)
6B4 Yellow (Howard)
6B Black (Blincoe)

2nd Trimester Ends - Tuesday,February 28

3rd Trimester Begins - Wednesday, March 1

Report cards for 2nd Trimeser will be distributed to JK - 2nd grades on Wednesday, March 15. Final semester grades for grades 3-8 can be viewed on Sycamore the same day.
March  & 3rd Trimester

Click here to check out the After School classes offered in March and the 3rd Trimester.
From a Robotics Lego Class to a Terra Nova Review class, there's a wonderful variety to choose from! 
The date for 8th grade graduation has been set . . .

Wednesday, May 17
Details will be forthcoming.
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.
Mrs. Delk 

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.

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 
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On  Tuesday, February 28 , the following students will accompany  Dawn Hanke  to volunteer: J ake Hanke, Noah Lim, & Jameson Barber.

Janet Stemmer, mother of Claire Stemmer (8V).

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 . . .

Jack Pilbean (7S), and Annie Pilbean  (4G) and their family o n the death of their paternal cousin.

Cyndi Bent (wife of Deacon Chuck Bent) and her family on the death of her mother this week and father last week.

Keegan Waggoner (7S) and his family on the death of his maternal grandfather.

News from Mrs. Sims
The Archdiocese of Louisville, just like St. Margaret Mary School, is focused on excellence and continuous improvement.  This process includes regular surveys sent out through AdvancEd.  Our parents, students, and staff members will receive survey links next week which will provide key information in improving the Archdiocese and individual schools.  Please be assured that your responses are anonymous and that your responses are appreciated.  The survey window will be open from February 27th through March 10th.  Please keep an eye out for your survey.

May God Bless You and Your Children,
Wendy Sims

We Need YOUR Help!
St. Margaret Mary will be offering a Lenten Fish Fry on the following Fridays:

March 3  (Grades K, 1 & 8) 
3 on 3 Basketball tournament grades 3-5

March 10 (Grades 2 & 7 )
DJ and Celebration of SMM Athletes

March 17  (Gr ade 3 & 6) 

March 24   (Grades 4 & 5)  
3 on 3 basketball tournament grades 6-8 
All parents of school children are asked to volunteer on the date(s) assigned to your child(ren)'s grade  (noted in green above)
If you cannot assist that day, please sign up for an alternate day. Please   click here to volunteer. 
Junior High and High School kids looking for service hours can sign up for most positions, but please refer to the notes on the Sign-up Genius for specifics.  
Cake Booth
Cake Booth donations are requested for the Friday that your child's grade is scheduled to volunteer. A free dress pass will be issued for each item donated, not to exceed the current number of your children at SMM. Please bring the baked goods to the gym during afternoon carpool, during the set-up, or during the fish fry.
Thank you for your generous donation of your time and talent to make our community Fish Fry the best in the City!  If you have questions, please contact Elisa Nielson at 502-759-7755 or elisanielson@outlook.com
Lenten Rice Bowls

This week rice bowls will be handed out to each student at SMM. The SMM Student Council has teamed up with Holy Trinity's Student Council for this year's rice bowl challenge. 
Instead of a competition against each other, we are competing against hunger. 

The  SMM & Holy Trinity goal is $10,000!

Anything and everything helps. Your spare change could change someone's life. No contribution is too small. We encourage you and your children to participate.

Thank you,
SMM Student Council
PTO News

SMM Gala 
Silent Auction

The Gala is Saturday night! Don't forget the online bidding is open until 10:15 pm on Saturday night!  You can bid even if you not in attendance!

Registering to bid on auction items is as easy as 1-2-3!
  • Step 1 - Click here to get started.
  • Step 2 - Click on "Register for Auction" button. Enter your information. Please be sure to complete all required fields so that your registration can be completed.
  • Step 3 - Once registered, you will receive a text message with a link to your personal bidding site. Click the Auction Items button on the website or bid directly from your mobile phone by clicking the link provided in your confirmation text.
  *If you are joining us at the Gala Saturday night, we STRONGLY SUGGEST you register at the bid site before the event.  This will speed up your check-in process! Please forward this along to any guests so that they can register as well.
Tuesday, February 28 
Last names A - L

Thursday, March 2
Last names M - Z

7:00 - 7:50 Hospitality Room.
Donuts by Nord's Bakery!

The PTO is also looking for volunteers to help setup and work the events, as well. We would appreciate your help!  
The SMM PTO is so grateful for our parents' support, and we look forward to a wonderful morning with our SMM Dads and kids!
Box Tops Collections
We have two winning classes 7G and 2J

Congratulations to  7G who collected 313 Box Tops! In a close second place was  2J with 227 Box Tops. Each class will receive a treat for the entire class! 

We will have one more a collection for this year! We will have two individual student winners that will each get a $25 gift certificate. Everyone who brings in 50 Box Tops or more will be entered into a drawing for one of the two gift certificates. 
Please bring all your Box Tops in by March 15th. Make sure they have your name and class number on them, or we will not know who they belong to!  Thank you!
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Grades 3-5
Friday, March 3
On Friday, March 3, boys and girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the 3 on 3 which will coincide with our 1st Fish Fry of the season. Click here to access, print, and fill out the registration form. Please return it to the school office with payment by no later than Wednesday, March 1. If you don't have a team, no worries. Please send in your form, and we'll pair you up!

Only one form per team is needed (with payment, please).
If you have questions, please call Heather Stewart at 502-408-1459 or email her at hdbstewart@hotmail.com
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Grades 6-8 
Friday, March 24 
During the Lenten  Fish Fry

Registration information will come a bit later.
4th/ 5th Grade
Governor's Cup

District Winners!

Will Warms (5P) - 2nd Place, Math
Madeline Schellenberger (5F) - 4th Place  Language Arts
James Moreschi (5H) - 4th Place, 
Arts and Humanities
These children will go on to compete in the Regional Competition on March 4.  Way to go, Mustangs!

Hearing & Scoliosis Screening Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, March 22

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with our hearing and scoliosis screenings on Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:00-11:30 am. Grades 1-3 will be screened for hearing and grades 6-8 will be screened for scoliosis. Please contact Amy Hammer ahammer@stmm.org in the school office if you would be willing to assist us.
Super Raffle
Benefiting the Tommy Walsh
Family Fund

SMM Parishoner and husband of SMM teacher Dee Dee Walsh, Tommy Walsh, Jr. was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) in 2013. It has been traced back to a fall he took while officiating in a college football bowl game in Feb. 2011.  Please click here to read more about Tommy's challenges. 

Raffle chances are being sold for $20 to help support the Walsh family. 1st prize is $7,000! Click here to access a raffle ticket.

A Renewal Experience at 
St. Margaret Mary 2017
Men's Weekend: March 4/5
Take time to re-focus and re-prioritize!
Questions?   Bill Burnham (529-9850 or wkburnham@hotmail.com)

Sign-up in the parish office or online: 

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 class offered on February 28 at St. Agnes. The next class options are March 6 at Holy Family Catholic Church and March 13 at St. Mary's Academy. Need more information? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.
Spring Sports

For more information and to register, go to http://athletics.stmm.org
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