March 17, 2017
St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
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 last Friday.
Friday, March 24  Country / Denim Day
sponsored by the Student Council

Wear your best denim or country look to school on Friday, March 24. Jeans, jean jackets, plaid shirts and cowboy boots are welcome. Please be sure to send tennis shoes if your child has PE on Friday.
Young Authors Winners
1st grade

Our  overall 1st place winner for the 1st grade . . .

Brayden Veeneman - 1N

Congratulations to our classroom winners . . .


* Brayden Veeneman - 1N


* Mason Kitchen - 1D


* Ella Morrison - 1C

One of our volunteer cafeteria workers who has worked at SMM for over 50 years turned 88 on Tuesday. She has asked that we pass this message:

Thank you to everyone at SMM for making my 88th birthday so great.
The students for all the cards and wishes. I really enjoyed them.
The school & parish staff for all their wishes.
The cafeteria workers for all their decorations and work

Love you all, 
Mary Wright

Friday, March 31
1:15 pm Early Dismissal for Spring Break

Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7
Spring Break - No School
Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14 
Family Nights beginning at 3:00 pm (No after school or evening activities.)

Friday, April 14
1:15 pm Early Dismissal for Good Friday & No Free Dress Passes

Monday, April 17
No school - Easter Monday Holiday

Now Enrolling  New Students
JK - 8th grade

Please help us spread the word!

All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.

Thank you, Chicken Eaters! Our March Chick-fil-A spirit day brought in $151.51 to our SMM PTO! Great job!

Soda Can Pull Tab Collection

Don't forget to help our Kindergartners with their Step by Step collection of soda pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They can be turned into the school office.
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. 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:
  • Friday & Saturday, March 17 & 18 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 pm
Adults $10;   Seniors/Students $8
Enrichment Opportunity
STEAM Saturday
March 25 9:00 am - Noon
Holy Trinity School

Specific class details are available by clicking here.

Rock the Summer at Trinity!

  Click here to learn about all of our camp offerings!

You can also call 893-ROCK or contact the camp director to learn more.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, March 21, the following students will accompany Amy Shuck to volunteer: Sophie Shuck, Brenna Bray, Julia McNeely, and Jessica Rutledge.

Please join us in prayers for   Mrs. Angie Tobias, Gabi (6Z) and Emily (1C)

Please join us in
sympathy  for . . .
Connor Hennessey (6A), and Brady Hennessey (KW)  and their family on the death of their maternal great-grandmother.

School Advisory Council Results

Thank you to the 194 families that voted in the School Advisory Council elections. We appreciate all of the candidates willingness to serve.  Congratulations to our two newest members of the SAC!
Tony Raluy
LeeSa Page

Clean out your closets!
We Need Your Old Shoes!
Collecting Next Week - March 20-24

Next week, March 20-24 the school will be collecting used shoes of all types for WaterStep. WaterStep is an organization that sells used shoes to help fund safe water projects all over the world. 
All  types of shoes will be accepted. Please tie the shoes together and bring them to school.  The winning grade will get to have a free PJ day!   Thank you for your help for this great cause!
Lenten Fish Fry Time!

March 17  (Grade 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
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.
Questions? 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 
Next Week - March 20-24
Final Reminder - Donations due MONDAY!

Donations can be sent into the school office attn: Keely Monsour. Questions?

Come out to your closest
Blaze Pizza and support the
John Tobias Family!
Blaze will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Tobias family.

Wednesday, March 22
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Please note that the flyer must be presented at checkout. 
Click here  to access the flyer. 
* Valid for dine-in and take-out only. Not valid for online orders. 
PTO News

PTO Open Chairperson Positions

The SMM PTO is seeking volunteers to fill the following chair positions for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in filling one of the following positions please contact Mara Legere at
* Chick-fil-A Chair

* Used Uniforms Chair(s)

Community Outreach Committee Members:

* Grandparent's Day Chair(s):

* Coffee & Tissues Chair(s)

* Muffins with Mom & Donuts with Dad Chair(s) 

Thank you!
$5,682.08 - earned!

Thank you to our 394 households that have registered their Kroger Cards so that SMM receives a community reward for your shopping, buying gasoline, and using the pharmacy at Kroger. Between 12/1/16 and 2/28/17, your dollars spent earned SMM $5,682.08.  We would love to have even more families participate in this great program. Please contact Lindsey Wilson to learn how!
Helping Hands

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.

Saturday, March 25, 2017,  St. Margaret Mary Gym

Donate 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.
Eucharistic Adoration during Thursday Afternoon Carpool 

During Lent, Adoration will be on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Parents in carpool are welcome to participate!   Adoration is also offered on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Catholic Evangelization Outreach (CEO)
Jeffrey Wright, speaker
Sunday, March 19
6:30 -7:30 pm

Great event for our youth as well as the adults. 
Jeffrey Wright, a physics teacher at Male High School and an award-winning speaker, will be presenting, "Made For More By Touching The Spark." Please join us for his empowering story stressing how "We are called to be something much greater than we think, and we discover that when we look deep within and find our spark and calling". Please click here for more information.
Take a Stand for Life
Wednesday, March 29
10:00 -11:00 am

SMM's Catholic Life Issues and M2M ministries invite our SMM Moms to participate in a peaceful and powerful way to pray for an end to abortion this Lent. On Wednesday, March 29, our SMM Moms will participate in 40 Days for Life by praying in front of Kentucky's last remaining abortion clinic located downtown. Please click here for complete details.
Summer Sports
Field Hockey, Baseball & Golf

Summer sports registration is now open at until April 15th. Please click here for complete information on each summer sport.
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