August 31, 2018
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

September Menus

Our 6-8th grade students may select from the above JK-8th grade menu in addition to this one:

Click here   t o check out the variety of after school enrichment classes being offered this fall.  Many begin next week. 

There are few new ones listed such as Kids in the Kitchen (grades 3-5) and The Chef Club (grades 6-8) with our very own Chef Jason Kirby. 

Let's learn some chess, work on math and homework, get some new dance moves and improve our reading after school this fall!
Free Dress or Wear Pink! 
Wednesday, September 12
in exchange for a donation to
Twisted Pink!

As a part of the  Give Local Louisville, we are asking our SMM school community to M ake Pink Matter.

The mission of Twisted Pink is to extend lives and improve quality of life for late stage breast cancer patients and their families by funding metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer research.  
Since June 2014, Twisted Pink has donated a total of $423,374.36 to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research.  

Last year in collaboration with Hope Scarves and The Cancer Couch we formed a research collective that raised $600,000 and with a 1:1 anonymous matching donor we were successful at placing 1.2 million dollars into research labs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Center at Harvard University.  More details on the research we fund can be found on our website by 
Wednesday, September 12
Early Dismissal 
at 1:15 pm

Please make proper arrangements for your children. 

Supernova News

The 2018-19 Supernova roster will be emailed to the parents of all children who auditioned no later than 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2.  The first morning Supernova rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 5 at 7:15 a.m. in the school music room. After the first rehearsal, Supernova rehearsals will return to their normal Tuesday at 7:15 a.m.
 6th Grade Families
Audition materials for the 6th grade musical "Mary Poppins, Jr" were emailed to all 6th grade families this morning. If you didn't receive the email, please contact Mrs. Moth at and she will forward it to you. Crew applications will come out after Fall Break.
Please join us in
sympathy ... 

Mrs. Pat Garr, Jr. High Social Studies teacher  and her family on the passing of her husband on August 3.

Mr. Pat Butner, SMM Maintenance,  and his family on the passing of his father.

Jimmy Bowles , former route #6 bus driver, as he fights cancer.

Patrick McSweeney , SMM alum, as he undergoes a bone marrow transplant as part of his battle against cancer.
Vendors Needed!

The St. Margaret Mary Holiday Boutique is looking for vendors! Held Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If you are crafty and have a unique product you'd like to share then we want you! Email for more info on booth sizes and rates.
Cheer on the Louisville City soccer team and support the American Heart Association at the same time! 

Click here for more information!

Friday, August 31
7:30 p.m.
News from Mrs. Sims
We started out this week practicing all of our safety drills for the year. The staff and students practiced procedures for fire, lockdown, tornado, earthquake, and evacuation. During the lock- down drill, three members of law enforcement joined us to assess and give us any pointers for improvement. They were complimentary about how quickly and quietly the staff and students responded to the drill, and they had some suggestions for us as to how to add to our current procedures.

Speaking of safety, please be sure to stay safe and be careful of others during morning and afternoon carpool. We have many students, staff members, and buses out there at the same time. Drive slowly and follow the rules for drop off and pick up. We must all work together to keep students safe. That means following directions, not speeding through the lot, pulling up to allow as many cars to get in the line as possible, and having your children ready to exit the car in the morning. If the back lot is too crowded, please drop off in the front of school. In the afternoons, do not try to avoid carpool by parking on the side of the building. Once again, it is about keeping our students safe, not about saving an extra 5 minutes. The procedures work when we all follow them.   Please do your part.

God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Individual Student Photo Days 

Wednesday, September 5 

Friday, September 14 

Order forms will be sent home today. The forms are to be returned on the day that your child will have their picture made. 

On the day your child will have their portrait made, they are allowed to be in Free Dress clothes, however the  students cannot wear spaghetti strap shirts or tank tops, and   everyone must be in closed-toed shoes wearing socks or tights. If your student has PE on picture day, please be sure to send in tennis shoes.

As the order form states, pictures may be ordered online, but a printed copy of your order/receipt MUST be sent in on picture day. 

Questions? Mrs. Delk
Calendar Items
on Sycamore! 

Did you know that the entire calendar of school activities is available on Sycamore? You have the ability to view the dates of the after school enrichment classes, conference days, Family Nights, etc. Since this is so easily accessible, we will not provide a listing of calendar items in the newsletter.

Please  click here  to access the Sycamore website. The calendar can be found under School on the upper, right side of the page, then select Calendar.  To view more than the next 20 events, select All Events (in blue lettering) on the upper right. You can even select various categories to view on the upper right drop down box.
PTO News
Chick Fil A has notified our PTO that they have revised their marketing strategy and Spirit Days were eliminated in the process. Please stay tuned as the PTO looks at other options for them to partner with for fundraising. Suggestions? Please contact Karen Thompson at
SMM Spirit Wear

Thank you to everyone who purchased items at the Meet the Teachers event a couple of weeks ago. If you ordered an item at the event they are being processed, and we expect to have them soon. Your total will be text/emailed to you by our Spirit Wear Chair, Carolyn Tilton. Please make all checks payable to SMM PTO and send to Graycen Tilton in 4G. Items will go home in your child's backpack once payment is received.
We are selling items throughout the year online at, c lick on Parent Resources, 
click on Spirit Wear.  New items will be added regularly!
Questions? Contact Carolyn at or 502-541-3844
Room Parents
Please click here
t o view the list of room parents for the 2018-19 school year. 

Background Checks & Honor Thy Children/Safe Environment Training

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.

Click here to access the calendar of dates of when the Honor Thy Children/Safe Environment training is offered at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Need more information? Contact our parish office at 426-1588.

Please click here to read the August 2018 Honor Thy Children newsletter published by the Archdiocese.
SMM Sports families! 

Mustang Athletics are going viral! We finally have dedicated pages for sports only and we need your help to make it all a success!  If you are on social media, please head to the following 2 pages and "follow/like" and then pass it on!!!
Instagram:  stmmathletics
Facebook: stmmathletics
Parents/coaches/students, we need your help in providing content for the pages. Please send in your pictures, scores...anything and everything that relates to SMM sports. You can send to:
Please include in the subject line the name of the sport and team...for example: 7/8th grade Powder Puff
Thank you and Go Mustangs! 

Sacred Heart Academy
Girls Tennis Clinic
(ages 5-12)

Sacred Heart Academy will be hosting an 8-week Tennis Clinic for girls ages 5-12. Wednesdays from September 5 - October 24. Please click here for the registration form. Questions? Contact Whitney Thompson at

Click here to learn more!