March 10, 2017

St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Wednesday, March 15
Early Dismissal
at 1:15 pm

Please make proper arrangements for your students.
SMM Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, March 15
Terra Nova Testing
Grades 3-7

Weeks of:
March 6 - 10
March 13 - 17

Please Participate
AdvanceEd Survey 

Deadline TODAY - March 10th!

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. 
The survey link is now available and gives you an opportunity to provide key information in improving the Archdiocese and St. Margaret Mary. 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 click here to access the parent survey.
Athletics Appreciation Night!
Fish Fry - March 10th - PAC

It's time to celebrate and recognize all of our awesome Mustang athletes!  All ages are welcome!  Bring your dancing shoes , , , DJ and games starting at 5:30 pm. Recognition of all athletes and our City Champions at 7:00 . . . see you there!

* Discounted spirit wear will be available, as well as a table to turn in your basketball uniforms!

St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 17

Students may wear beads and pins to school. No hats, please!
Report Card Day
Wednesday, March 15


Report cards for 2nd Trimeser will be distributed to JK - 2nd grades. Final semester grades for grades 3-8 can be viewed on Sycamore the same day.

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 in the school office if you would be willing to assist us.
Get on the bus,Gus!

Bus Registration is now underway!
March 31 Deadline

If you would like bus service for the 2017-2018 school year,  please click here  to register and pay online. You are required to pay the entire $325 fee at this time. Please know a late fee of $25 will automatically be assessed to any registration received after Mach 31.
For full information, please see the email sent home this afternoon around 1:00 pm.

Now Enrolling  New Students
JK - 8th grade

Please help us spread the word!

All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.

Please click here to read a recent article in Our Sunday Visitor to learn how to  make the most of your family's investment in Catholic schools.
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 

Women's Book Club
7 Secrets of Confession
Thursday, March 16
7:00 pm
Meeting Room C

This book is available for purchase in the parish office for $4.  Please join us!  Click here for more information.
New Technology Committee Forming!
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 pm
Hospitality Room

There will be an open meeting on for all parishioners who have technical expertise, or who are just really enthusiastic about technology and would love to play an active part in advising on what and how technology is used in school and/or church.  Please come so we can talk and get excited about the possibilities!  This new committee will help come up with ways that St. Margaret Mary can move forward in being the leader in Technology within the Catholic Community. Questions?

Congratulations to our Mustangs that are in Trinity High School's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 
The King and I.
Jacob Bukowski (KO)
Emily Tobias (1C)
Gabi Tobias (6Z)
Ella Viers (1N)
Olivia Viers (2J) 

The remaining performances are:
  • Wednesday - Saturday, March 15 - 18 at 7:00 pm
  • Sundays, March 12 & 19 at 2:00 pm
Adults $10;   Seniors/Students $8
Assumption High School
Summer Camps

Now is the time to start planning for summer, and Assumption High School is excited to announce that registration for the 2017 camp schedule is now open! AHS is offering a variety of exciting enrichment and athletic summer camps such as archery, volleyball, introduction to robotics, and culinary, just to name a few! Space is limited, visit

Contact for questions.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, March 14, the following students will accompany Jill Roby to volunteer: Jake Roby, Kayla Mullin, and Olivia Neil.

Please join us in healing prayers for   Natalie Knights (3J).

Please join us in
sympathy  for . . .
Lizzie Allen (8C) and Jackson Allen (3S)  and their family on the death of their grandfather.
Ryan Brown (8C), Carter Brown (6A) and and Ainsley Brown (4R)  and their family on the death of their maternal grandmother. 
Cruz Colvin (6A), Miley Colvin (4G) and Lanie Colvin (2H)  and their family on the death of their maternal great-grandmother.
Payton Helmerich (5H) and Tyler Helmerich (1D)  and their family on the death of their paternal great grandmother.
Clayton Scott (1D)  and his family on the death of his paternal grandfather.
News from Mrs. Sims
The students and teachers in grades 3 through 7 have been busy this week with our Terra Nova testing. They are working hard to stay positive and give their best effort. It can be stressful, but also exciting, to "show what you know" in this type of format.  Please continue to build your children up and help them stay focused for the second week of testing. Test scores not only give us valuable information about our students' abilities and needs, but they also give us an objective measure of our school's academic program.

On another note, we are saying a short and special prayer each afternoon during the season of lent. Please take a moment to pray with, and for us, using this prayer.
Lord, in these days of mercy, make us quiet and prayerful;
In these days of challenge, make us stronger in you;
In these days of emptiness, take possession of us;
In these days of waiting, open our hearts to the mystery of your cross.
Wishing you a blessed Lenten season,
Wendy Sims, Principal
Voting closes Sunday, March 12th at 11:59 pm.

Student Advisory Council (SAC) Elections
March 10 - 12th

Please note, that because each household can only vote once, the email from Survey Monkey was only be sent to one email address per household. You must receive the email to have access to the vo ting link.

Emails were sent out at 8:00 am this morning.  If you do not receive the email on Friday, March 10th, please contact the school office at or 426-2635

Biographies of the 5 individuals seeking elections for St. Margaret Mary School Advisory Council (SAC) can be viewed by clicking here

If you have any questions about the election, please contact Andrea Gohmann as

Mom Prom
(Mother- Son Dance)

Saturday, March 18
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hawaiian Luau
Please click here for more details and registration form.

Lenten Fish Fry Time!

March 10 (Grades 2 & 7 )  
DJ and Celebration of SMM Athletes (See red text box to the left for more information.) 
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
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Grades 6-8 
Friday, March 24 
During the Lenten  Fish Fry

Please click here for full details and to access the registration form. Forms are due to the school office by Wednesday, March 22.
Staff Appreciation Week 

We need your help to have a successful Staff Appreciation Week - the week of March 20!

Each year we collect donations such as gift cards, cash, or checks that can be used to purchase items for a raffle that we have for the 75 teachers and staff. We really appreciate donations from our school families, as we would like for each staff person to take home a prize. Donations can be sent into the school office marked "Staff Week" attn: Keely Monsour. If you have any questions, please email
Please note that the flyer must be presented at checkout. 
Click here to access the flyer. 

Helping Hands Event
Once again, our parish community is taking action to feed our poor neighbors overseas and help reduce global poverty.  Join your fellow St. Margaret Mary friends with our  HELPING HANDS meal packaging event. Our community plans to package  35,000 meals to send to  Burkina Faso in West Africa.
All Ages Can Participate!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (two shifts)
St. Margaret Mary Gym

Donate & Volunteer Now!
Go online today to make your donation. See how many meals your dollars will provide.  
For more information contact Julie Henderson at
Lenten Rice Bowls

The SMM Student Council has teamed up with Holy Trinity's Student Council for this year's rice bowl challenge. 

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.
PTO News
Box Tops Contest
Wednesday, March 15
Win a $25 gift card!

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!

Gala Wheel of Chance Winners

Kroger Gift Card: Lisa Pelle
Fire Pit: Daniel Sorg
$250: Dawn McCubbin
SMM Athletic Fees: Karen Forrest
Academy/Dick's Gift Card: Kristen Mellinger
SMM Book Fees: Lindsay Bironas
SMM Bus Fee: Lisa Pelle
Target Gift Card: Susanne Buckler
Gift Cards Galore: Susan Higdon
Woodford Lunch: Rick Tobe
Yeti Cooler: Ann Fore
Amazon Gift Basket: Stacey Griffin
Camp Hi Ho: Heather Montgomery
Abercrombie Gift Card: Cheryl Harris
Car Detail: Carolyn Gnau
Chick-fil-a Class Party: Courtney Scott
Old Forester Unfinished Barrel: Brian Gahwyler

SMM Spirit Wear
Tonight's Fish Fry!

Come shop and check out some of our discounted items!

12:15 pm
Daily Mass
Monday - Friday

During Lent , SMM will be offering an afternoon Mass through the week. Please help us spread the word about this offering.
Carpool, Parents, and 
Thursday Adoration 

During Lent, our Adoration time expands to allow more opportunity for our parishioners to draw closer to God. Adoration will be on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

This allows for our carpool parents to participate in Adoration prior to pick up!
Adoration is also offered on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Protecting God's Children
Honor Thy Children Training & Background Checks

Please click here to access the listing of classes available in the archdiocese. Need more information? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.
"Putting the Passion Back in Your Marriage"
Dr. Fred Hampton
Saturday, March 11
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Hospitality Room

Relationships, like fires needs to be kept burning. Couples will learn at this Marriage Maintenance Event, how to put the spark, fun, intimacy, and excitement back into their relationship. 
Appetizers and sodas provided by SMM.

A Marriage Maintenance Event
Sponsored by The Couples Ministry & The Knights of Columbus 
Annulment Workshop
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Hospitality Room

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2015, Pope Francis made some changes to the process of getting an annulment in the Catholic Church. Join us on Thursday, March 16, as a representative from the Marriage Tribunal Office will present a workshop on what an annulment is, what changes Pope Francis has made to the process and why, and how, to go about getting started in the process.

Childcare is provided. Please contact the parish office by Wednesday, March 15 to reserve your child's spot.
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