September 2, 2016

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

School Directory

If you would like to print a School Directory, please log into Sycamore by clicking on the red sycamore leaf above.  Our school code is  2926 . Next, select  Front Desk from the upper, left side options, now select  Family Directory . You may print the full directory by selecting the Light Blue Box in the top, right corner that states Print.

Calendar Items 
The entire calendar of school activities is available on Sycamore. 

How to view it . . .
Please click on the red sycamore leaf above to access the Sycamore website. Our school code is  2926. The calendar can be found under School 
on the upper, left 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. Items are also color coded. 
 Grandparents Day 

Thank you for returning the RSVP forms so promptly this week!

Tuesday, September 6
Student last names A - K

Thursday, September 8
Student last Names L - Z 

8:30 - 9:15 am Grandparents enjoy refreshments in the Hospitality Room
Please arrive after 8:30 am to allow our students to arrive safely to school.

9:15 - 9:30 am
Students arrive to the Hospitality Room to escort their grandparents to Mass

9:30 am 
Mass begins

10:30 -10:40 am Students will exit church

10:40 am  Grandparents dismissed.
* There will be a traffic guard on Shelbyville Road to expedite traffic.

The PTO is looking forward to hosting our SMM Grandparents!

Donations/Volunteers Needed

Please click here to donate items or volunteer for the Grandparents Day reception/continental breakfast.

The menu is also available 24/7 on the school website  under
Parent Resources , then  Lunch Menu.
There are many great opportunities for learning and fun this fall with a variety of After School Enrichment Opportunities. 

A complete listing is posted on our school website under the Student Academic tab, then Afterschool Enrichment. Check them out by clicking here
The family that turns in the most box tops will receive a free dress pass!
You can  click here to access the collection sheet.  The deadline is Friday, September 16.
 Happy Clipping!
Family Nights
September  11 - 13

There will be three Family Nights in September (Sunday, September 11 - Tuesday, September 13) due to the Parish Mission.

On Family Nights, all school, athletic ministry, and parish activities are
cancelled beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be no homework assigned on these special nights and no tests are to be given on the day following a Family Night.
Parish Mission
Sunday - Tuesday
September 11-13
6:30 pm

Note the time change from previous publication.

All are welcome!
(kids & adults)

Each night of the mission will be under an hour. A time to stir your soul and heart. Come join us!
Volunteers Needed 

The church is looking for volunteers to help in the nursery during the 10:00 am Mass. Please click here to access the sign-up genius. Thank you!
YMCA Afterschool Update

All new registrations will be wait listed at this time. Thank you for your patience.
News from Mrs. Sims

We are very happy that SMM will celebrate Grandparents' Day on Tuesday Sept.6th and Thursday Sept. 8th.  All grades will participate in the celebration.  Students with last names that begin A-K will attend mass with their grandparents on Tuesday, and last names L-Z will attend on Thursday.  There will be a continental breakfast for grandparents held in the Hospitality Room from 8:30 to 9:15 each day.  As you can imagine, this is very exciting for the children, and it takes a lot of volunteers to make it happen.  The grandparents that visit each year bring such joy to our young students!  The unconditional love and support that grandparents show their grandchildren is a definite gift from God.  We are so blessed that the grandparents at SMM support our school in so many ways.  Thank you to our PTO for making this happen each year.
We'd love for our grandparents to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. They are also welcome to receive a school newsletter each week. Just send us the email address, and we'd be glad to share our school happenings with them each week!
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
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SMM Band
Grades 4-8 

All 4th -8th grade families should have received an email on Friday, August 26 with the details. Please remember permission slips are due by Thursday, September 8 to allow students to attend the demonstration assembly that day during school. The parent meeting for rental information will be at 6:30 pm in the drama room (above the gym). Questions?
PTO News
Wine & Cheese Celebration

Please click here to access all of the details about the Wine & Cheese Celebration on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm to kick-off the planning of the Gala. Please RSVP. The Gala will be held on February 25, 2017.

Looking for Mustang Spirit Wear?

The SMM Spiritwear store is STOCKED full of all new athletics wear! Available now: CROSS COUNTRY, FOOTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CHEERLEADING and SOCCER specific gear! All of those great items are in addition to the traditional Mustang designs we've had in the past.

Please   click here   to view all of the great items at the online Spirit Wear store. There is also a link on our school website under Parent Resources, then Spirit Wear Website.
Free Dress or Wear Pink!
Tuesday, September 13
in exchange for a donation to Twisted Pink!

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

Twisted Pink is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission to cure breast cancer by funding
 metastatic(stage 3) breast cancer research while exposing the hidden statics of the disease. The organization was founded by SMM parishioner and school mom, Caroline Johnson, after treatment for stage III breast cancer. They have raised over $250,000 since June 2014.
St. Margaret Mary                   
Friday, September 23, 2016
Long Run Golf Complex
(located off flat rock road)

11:30 Lunch Served        12:30 Shotgun Start

Limited to 20 teams so please sign up immediately. Cost is only $100.00 per player; $400.00 per foursome.  Includes lunch, dinner, cart and drink tickets! 
Email team entries to   Please make check payable to St. Margaret Mary Athletics. Q uestions?  call or text 502-376-7676 Bob Bender
Volunteers also needed!
Need time for yourself?  Take some time to renew yourself at the "Christ Renews His Parish" Retreat. Click here  for information about the retreat weekends.
 A Renewal Retreat 
at St. Margaret Mary
Women's Retreat: September 10-11  
Men's Retreat: September 24-25
Step by Step Volunteer Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, September 15
The SBS Volunteer Kickoff Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 1:00 pm in the Hospitality Room.  As you know, SBS helps to bring Stewardship into our children's classrooms.  We need volunteers for Grades K- 7 and there are varying commitment levels of opportunities.  Please stop by and see if SBS is a good fit for your Stewardship.  Any questions, please email
Basketball Sign-ups Open NOW!
We're excited about another hoops season so don't wait to get your 3 - 8 grade son or daughter signed up at

The cost is $70 per player if you sign up by September 30.  There is a late fee of $10 after September 30.  You must sign up by October 14!  This is to allow adequate time for determination of number of teams, coaches and uniforms.  You may pay when you register, but the fee is not due until Oct 14th.  

There are tryouts in late October; we usually have 3 - 8 teams per age division.  Practices are twice a week starting in November. League games are played at various schools in December and January. CSAA tournament (5- 8 grades) begins first week of February with the finals the 2nd or 3rd weekend of February.

Questions?  Matt Stull (Boys) at  or Bob Bender (Girls) at

Interested in coaching basketball?
Anyone wishing to coach must fill out an online coaching interest form/application at and have a background check on file as well as attend the Archdiocese of Louisville Safe Environment Training and Play Like A Champion Today Coach Workshop.