April 12, 2019

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Family Nights beginning at 3:00 p.m. due to Holy Thursday & Good Friday
(No after school or evening activities.)

Friday, April 19
9:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross presented by our 8th grade students. Please join us!

* 1:15 p.m. Early Dismissal *
Due to Good Friday, no Free Dress Passes = School Uniforms Required.
Current Bus Families
Time to register!

If your children currently ride the bus, you should have received an email on Tuesday, April 9 with complete instructions on registering to ride the bus for the 2019-20 school year. If your family currently does NOT have bus service, your window to register will be after Monday, April 29. Current bus riders do receive priority. 
Thank you!

Due to your amazing generosity, $1,012.50 was collected and donated to the St. Joseph Children's Home!  Thank you for supporting this great organization!
JK & K Families

We appreciate the delicious lunch that our JK and Kindergarten parents provided us for our Mexican Dine & Dash luncheon on Thursday! Thank you for your time and effort to make us feel so loved!
Please join us in
prayer for . . .

Leslie Dearing , mom of Nolan Dearing (2L).

Jimmy Bowles
(former SMM bus driver.)
Please join us in
sympathy for 
. . .

Taylor Field (7G) and her family on the passing of her maternal grandma, Bernie Naiser. 
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, April 16 the following students will accompany parent driver Becky Norton  to volunteer:
Nathan Norton,  Zach Blincoe, and Ryan Glass.

Please turn in your Rice Bowls by Thursday, April 18.

Your spare change can change someone's life. We encourage your entire family to participate!

Summer School at SMM

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays  
June 11 - July 18  
9:00 a.m. - Noon  
Students entering K - 8th grade

Please click here to learn more.   

Click here to access the registration form to attend summer school from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Click here to access the extended hour 8:30 am. - 12:30 p.m. s ummer school class.
Preventing Child Abuse Is Everyone's Responsibility
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every adult has a moral responsibility to report suspected child abuse. In Kentucky, state law requires that any person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child is neglected or abused must immediately report the abuse. 
Report suspected abuse. Call the toll-free Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline at 877-KYSAFE1 (877-597-2331) or see www.archlou.org/report for a list of reporting contacts organized by county.
News from Mrs. Sims

     Welcome back and Happy Spring. The staff and students have returned from the break renewed, refreshed, and mostly tan! We are now in the home stretch of the school year. We will continue to focus on our theme of gratitude and look forward to all of our upcoming Spring activities. The last weeks of school are very busy and productive for us all. The teachers are targeting the last skills and objectives that need to be taught this year. We are getting ready for our Spring concerts, Jr High Play, and First Eucharist celebration. We really appreciate your support and positivity as we work to finish out the year on a high note.
     Next week is Holy Week. Please join us on Holy Thursday for a prayer service and washing of the feet and also on Good Friday for our Stations of the Cross, both will be at 9:30 AM. If you cannot come on Friday, we have a wonderful option in place. We will be live streaming the service this year! Look for details next week as to how to access the program.

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims, Principal
5th Grade  Pulsera Project 
Monday, April 15 - Thursday, April 18

The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that connects artists in Central America with students in the United States. The organization has sent our 5th grade students hand woven goods from the artists they work with in Nicaragua and Guatemala. The pulseras (bracelets) are $5 and the bolsitas (bags) are $10

All proceeds will go back to the artists to help create lasting change in Central American communities. Check out more information about The Pulsera Project www.pulseraproject.org.

Hearing Screening
Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, April 17
8:15 - 11:00 a.m.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with our hearing screenings of 1st - 3rd grade students.

Please contact Carman Wilcox cwilcox@stmm.org in the school office if you would be willing to assist us.

Field Day T-Shirts
Deadline Friday, April 19

One of our generous parents has offered to purchase field day shirts for all of the students in JK-6th grade. The shirts will have the logo of the Orthodontic office of the sponsor printed on them, and they will be the appropriate color for your child's grade. We have the list of shirt sizes for your child that were  collected for the Mustang Mile. If your child's shirt size has changed since the Mustang Mile, or if you would like to opt out of this generous offer, please notify your child's homeroom teacher no later than Friday, April 19th. Questions? Lisa Iceman liceman@stmm.org

Thank you so much to Kristen George of
American Family Orthodontics! 
Tickets are on sale!
SMM Jr. High
Musical Theater

April 24 & 25 - 7:00 p.m.
April 26 - 6:00 p.m.
April 28 - 2:00 p.m
This is a great show suitable for ALL family members!  This musical captures the whimsy and magic of Dr. Seuss and couples it with incredible musical numbers!  Our extraordinarily talented cast will bring your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life before your very eyes.

The homeroom in grades  JK - 6 who have 
the highest percentage of students attend the musical
at least once, will earn a pizza and dessert party!

Please  click here  for details on how to
purchase tickets.
2018-19 School Yearbook
  • Yearbooks are $33.00 this school year.
  • If you order two book, each yearbook is $31.00
  • If you order three or more, each yearbook is $30
Please   click here to download the order form . Unlike year's past, there were no pre-sales last fall.   This is the only opportunity to purchase a yearbook.
Clean out your closets!
We Need Your Old Shoes!
Collecting April 23-26

The 4th grade will be collecting used shoes for our annual WaterStep collection. WaterStep is an organization that sells used shoes to an exporter to help fund safe water projects all over the world.  All types of shoes (free of mold/mildew) will be accepted. Athletic shoes are preferred, but any shoes or boots are welcome. 

Please tie the shoes together and bring them to school. Thank you for your help for this great cause!
SMM Youth Golf Registration
Golf is open to all boys and girls in 3rd - 8th grade. Players will get 1-2 lessons/practices a week at Long Run Golf Course. Leslie Bender will be coaching the kids, she has many years of experience in coaching young golfers! 

To register for golf and to get all of the details, please  click here.
Vacation Bible School
June 18-20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Complete information can be 
Ages: 4 years old - current 5th graders

Click here f or a registration form.

Volunteers are needed!
click here   to sign up!