April 26, 2019
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
May God Bless our Students
Please join us in praying for our 83 second grade students who will be receiving their First Eucharist on
Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. (2H & Prep)
1:00 p.m. (2J & 2L)

SMM Spring Concert  
Monday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.  
In the PAC  

Come enjoy the amazing musical talents of our Supernova Choir, Band, and Resonare Hand Bell Choir
Current Bus Families
Bus Fees Due Monday,
April 29!

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. 
No School
Friday, May 4
Enjoy your Oaks Day Holiday!
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in the Cafeteria to help serve food on the line through the end of the school year. The greatest need is on Monday & Wednesdays. The shift is 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Please contact Gail Shackleford at foodservice@stmm.org.

Thank you for the generous donations  in support of the AHS-SHA Pink & White Powder Puff Game tonight.  $1,071.24 was raised for the Davey Albright Scholarship Fund at Trinity High School. SMM is such a wonderfully generous  community!

2019-20 School Supplies
Pre-Packaged Orders -
Due Thursday, May 23

We are pleased to release the School Supplies List for the 2019-20 school year. 

Click here to access the 4-page document that includes all lists and the pre-packaged supplies order form.
Pre-Packaged Supplies
Orders are due on Thursday, May 23. 
2018-19 Book Fees  
Coming Soon!
Friday, May 17- Friday, May 31

Please be on the lookout for an email that Book Fees are coming due for the 2019-20 school year. The window to pay for Book Fees will be May 17 - May 31. The base fee per child will be $550. Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th graders will have an additional $110 Chromebook fee. The JK book fee is $275. 
Have Box Tops? 

We are still collecting! If you would like to get Box Tops off your hands before summer break, please count and send them in marked baggies OR print a collection sheet.

Big changes are coming to Box Tops for the 2019-20 school year, and earning money for SMM will be even easier, so be on the lookout!
2019-20 School Year 
Deadline for Interest Forms  
Thursday, May 23

Deadline to express your interest is the last day of school on Thursday, May 23.  Click here for more information.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, April 30 the following students will accompany parent driver Karolina Donlin  to volunteer:
Audrey Freeman, and Marie Warms.
Please join us
in sympathy . . .

Seth Jennings (8C), Scott Jennings (5F) and Sean Jennings (4R) on their family on the passing of their paternal great aunt.
Please join us in
prayer for . . .

Patrick McSweeney, SMM Alum.

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

Jimmy Bowles
(former SMM bus driver.)
Important Dates

Friday, May 3
No School - Derby Eve Holiday

Wednesday, May 15
8th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 17 - Friday, May 31
Book Fees Due for 2018-19 school year

Wednesday, May 22
Field Day (tentative) - Rain date is Tuesday, May 21

Thursday, May 23
12:30 Dismissal
Last Day of School 
Report cards go home with all students.

Friday, May 24 
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences - If Needed/Requested

SMM's Caps on Day
Wednesday, May 1
Any student making a monetary donation may wear a baseball cap to school on Wednesday, May 1. 

All donations will go to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation via Jack Pilbean (SMM Class of 2018). Jack's sister is 6th grader Annie Pilbean. 

As a 4th grader at SMM, Jack was diagnosed at the age of 10 with ulcerative colitis. Since that time he and his Take Steps walk team (JP's Porcelain Punishers) has raised over $20,000 for the CCF.
Checks may be made payable to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
Two Shows left!  Don't miss it!
SMM Jr. High  Musical Theater

Tonight! Friday, April 26 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 - 2:00 p.m

The homerooms 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.
We Need Your Old Shoes!
Collection extended  to Monday, April 29!

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!
Art Fair 

Mrs. Amy Burch has been working hard getting each student's artwork organized and prepared for the SMM Art Fair. Each student chooses one work of art from their portfolio to be entered in the contest. An outside judge is brought in to judge the pieces, and 1st - 3rd, as well as honorable mention ribbons, are awarded for each grade level. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Art Fair during the school day.  The Art Fair is open for viewing for parents/visitors on:

Tuesday, May 7
 Afternoon carpool until 3:15 p.m.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 8 
Afternoon carpool until 3:15 p.m.
7th Grade DUKE Tip
Participants and Recognition 

Congratulations to our 7th grade students who participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program this winter. We had 34 students take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam. 

Of those, 8 students have been recognized for receiving scores at the State Recognition Level.

To view a comprehensive list of all students who participated and received recognition, please  click here.
Field Day Fun  
Wednesday, May 22

Our 7th grade students and PE teacher have a great day of fun and frolicking planned for Field Day.  Activities include face painting, inflatables, a visit with the University of Louisville soccer team and many other games!

Parents may click here  to volunteer
JK and K teachers will be reaching out to their students' parents for specific volunteer opportunities. 

This year, t-shirts are being donated by Kristen George of George Orthodontics. Students are dressed in shirt colors according to grade level to help keep everyone organized.
2018-19 School Yearbook
  • Yearbooks are $33.00 this school year.
  • If you order two books, 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.
St. Margaret Mary 
17th Annual  Golf Scramble
Friday, May 17, 2019
Long Run Golf Complex 
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. Great beer prices (please remember no outside coolers or beverages allowed.)  Prizes for 1st-3rd place.  Please make check payable to St. Margaret Mary Athletic Ministry (SMMAM)
Questions? Bob Bender 502-376-7676.
Email team entries to Bender@unipak.cc

Volunteers also needed!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays   
June 11 - July 18  
Students entering K - 8th grade

Please click here to access the detailed information.   

Click here to access the  registration form.

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!
Please click here   to sign up!

Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Ministry 
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you know that outreach to victims of sexual abuse is one of the ministries in the Archdiocese? Martine Siegel, the archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Family Ministries Office, provides victims with assistance towards healing. If now or at any time in the past someone representing the Church has sexually abused you, please contact the police and Ms. Siegel at 502/636-1044 or victimassistance@archlou.org .