March 24, 2017
St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Get on the bus,Gus!

Bus Registration is now underway!
March 31 Deadline
1 more week!

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 March 31.
For full information, please see the email sent last Friday.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who so graciously helped with the scoliosis and hearing screenings on Wednesday, March 22nd.  We could not have done this without you!
Susan Brooks, Cris Cotton, Kimberly Dickson, Emily Estes, Heather Leis, Donna Oliver,  Leah Raluy, Holly Ryan, Jennifer Spalding, Jason Tucker, and Susan Vlahos.
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."
Maya Angelou

Congratulations to our St. Margaret Mary students who have been named to the Principal's List and Honor Roll for the 2nd trimester.

April Lunch Menu

Please click here to view the April Menu.

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

Great job to Addie Reed (3G) and Payton Mahan (8S) on their performances in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ursuline Arts Center with the Louisville Youth Choir and Sacred Heart. Their show ran for 9 days.
We apologize for not including this in previous newsletters.

Now Enrolling  New Students
JK - 8th grade

Please help us spread the word!

All application materials may be accessed by clicking here.

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


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 28, the following students will accompany MIssy Varga to volunteer: Lauren Varga, Evie Hart, and  Laiken Weber.

Please join us in prayers for . . .

Mrs. Ann Thornberry, Instrucional Assistant in 1C, as she recovers from hip replacement surgery.

Mrs. Angie Tobias, Gabi (6Z) and Emily (1C).

News from Mrs. Sims

We have Spring Fever at St. Margaret Mary School! The students have finished up their Terra Nova testing and are looking forward to the upcoming Spring Break. We need our parent partners to help the students stay as focused as possible on their studies and positive school behaviors. Children need help with managing their time effectively and scheduling in work as well as fun. We really appreciate those parents who support, respect and promote our school mission each day. Your commitment to the school and your children makes SMM stronger and better.
You can help us by reminding your children that the expectations for appropriate behavior extends to all school sponsored and parish sponsored events. This includes athletic competitions, drama productions, field trips, fish frys, sacramental services and anything else that takes place on parish property or where they represent the school and parish. 

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims

We collected 4,010 pairs of shoes this week!

Thank you for cleaning out your closets to benefit WaterStep! WaterStep is an organization that sells used shoes to help fund safe water projects all over the world.  2nd grade was the  winning grade that gets a PJ day next Friday, March 31st! Our 2nd place winner was 4th grade, and 3rd place goes to 3rd grade!    Great job, Mustangs!
Lenten Fish Fry
Last One TONIGHT! 
March 24
3 on 3 basketball tournament grades 6-8 
Please   click here to volunteer. 

For a
WONDERFUL Staff Appreciation Week 
Our SMM Families and PTO are the best! Thank you for the delicious breakfast on Monday, the warm coffee and muffins on Tuesday, the giant Kizito Cookie, fabulous Mustang umbrella,
 and the amazing luncheon catered by BJs on Thursday. The generosity of our families in providing the amazing raffle prizes that we each received today was overwhelming! Our school community is the BEST!

We would like to thank you for so graciously giving to the Jump Rope for Heart event. The donations that weren't pledged for a specific person will be donated in the memory of our Parishioner, John Tobias, who was our resident DJ at field days for many years. 
Our final total was $12,637.50.
I know that your children are very excited about the
bonuses and  prizes that were earned for their donations and are inquiring when they will arrive. They will be distributed during PE class after  spring break. Orders take up to four weeks to arrive so thanks for your patience.

Lisa Iceman &  Dawn Hanke
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) 

Setting Digital Boundaries
  1. Turn off all "blue light" devices one hour before bedtime; engage in wind-down (no technology) activity
  2. Keep the phone off the table during meals
  3. Be intentional about times in your day/week/month when  you totally "unplug"
  4. Review the settings on your phone and social media accounts, err on the side of protecting your privacy
  5. Consider your social media relationships and how you are seen by others
  6. Keep a critical eye on your motivation for "sharing"
Taken from a newsletter from St. Luke Institute 
Navigating Loss
with Denise Ruiz, Pastoral Care

* Understanding loss * Learn coping skills
* Help us deal with the loss of our loved ones
* Help us, help our loved ones deal with the loss of their loved ones.

Offered at two times to fit your schedule.
Session content will be the same:
Thursday, April 6 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Library Meeting Room
Monday, April 10 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Spirituality Center
Helping Hands
Saturday, March 25
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
Take a Stand for Life
Wednesday, March 29
10:00 -11:00 am

You are invited to participate in a peaceful and powerful way to pray for an end to abortion this Lent. 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.
Please join us in
sympathy  for . . .
Cameron Harris (5H) & Olivia Harris (3S) and their family on the death of their maternal grandfather.
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