May 10, 2019
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
"New to the Bus" & 
Current Bus Families
Fees Due on Monday!

Any family that is "new to the bus" should submit all bus registration fees by  Monday, May 13. 

If you have turned in your paperwork to the school office, your Sycamore account has been charged.

To pay your bus fees:
  • Log into Sycamore account on a computer. You are not able to pay from the Sycamore app.
  • Select My Accounting on the left side of the page. Select Summary.
  • You will see an invoice titled "2019-20 Bus Family Payment Account" with an amount of $360.
  • If you have a payment method saved in Sycamore, there will be a green button to make your payment. Otherwise, you will need to add a credit card (2.25 % charge) or your checking account routing number (no charge).
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. 

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. 
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.

Need a Summer Tutor?

Looking for tutoring or extra classes this summer? Please
click here to see a list of our recommended tutors and the summer classes offered by SMM staff.
PTO Used Uniform Collection

The Used Uniform Committee is collecting  the following gently used uniform items:
Pants, Jumpers, Skirts, Shorts, Fleece pullovers, Sweatshirts, White Polo Shirts (new looking)
Please note: we are only collecting red shirts with the SMM logo.

Please drop at the school office by Thursday, May 30.

Please contact Stephanie Gumer at
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!
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

On Tuesday, May 14 the following students will accompany parent driver Rashna Carmicle  to volunteer:
Hayla Carmicle, Delaney Gossman, Audrey Huber, and Ireland Rich.

Please join us in
prayer for . . .

Ms. Sarah Voit, Jr. High Teacher

Patrick McSweeney, SMM Alum

Leslie Dearing , mom of Nolan Dearing (2L)

Jimmy Bowles
(former SMM bus driver)

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

St. Margaret Mary's Annual Parish Picnic
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Lily Grace O'Daniel (8S) recently competed with The Vision Dance Center at The 2019 Dance Worlds in Orlando. Lily Grace and her team represented the USA by winning two World Titles with a Gold in Open Jazz and a gold in Open Lyrical.  Her team also won a bronze in Senior Lyrical. Congratulations to Lily Grace and her team!
Safe Environment   
April Newsletter
click here to read the April 2019 edition of the "Honor Thy Children" safe environment newsletter published by the Archdiocese. 
News from Mrs. Sims

May brings the thought of transitions to our school. The 8th  graders will soon transition to high school, others will move on to the next grade level, we all will experience the ease of the summer months, and we will move on to the next challenge in our lives. It is an exciting time, but it also can leave us feeling anxious or sad.
As we countdown the days until summer vacation, let's not forget all of the wonderful things that are still going on. Our 2 nd and 6 th graders facilitated a beautiful May Crowning Ceremony on Tuesday in loving tribute to Mary. We had our beautiful art show. The 4 th graders experienced Pioneer Day, which is the exciting culminating event that celebrates their study of Kentucky history. Next week brings a fun ending to the school year for our 8 th graders as we have our cookout and experience graduation day. We are truly blessed at SMM!

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
Lunch Account Balances

All lunch accounts must be paid in full and have a positive or zero balance for students to participate in Field Day. Please keep in mind that lunches will be served until Tuesday, May 21; lunch cost is $3.50 per day JK-5th grades and $4.00 for 6-8th grade.
  • 8th grade students must be paid up by Monday, May 13 to participate in Graduation activities on Wednesday, May 15. 
  • All other grades must be paid by Tuesday, May 21 for the student to participate in Field Day on Wednesday, May 22. 
You may check your child(ren)'s lunch account online at Money can be deposited through EZpay or by sending in a check to the cafeteria. Questions? Contact our Chef Manager, Gail Shackelford or 426-2635, ext.135.
2018-19 School Yearbook
Deadline, Wednesday, May 15
  • 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.

Want to verify that we have your yearbook order? You may click here to view an excel spreadsheet of students who have purchased a yearbook. The document has tabs along the bottom of the page with each homeroom listed. Please click on the tab of your child(ren)'s homeroom to see the list.
Parish Picnic Raffle Ticket
* Student Incentives*

Deadline is Wednesday, May 15

  • Sell 15 Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets and get a Free Dress Day on Monday, May 20, an ice cream at lunch and coupons.
  • Students who  sell 10 tickets will earn coupons for a free snow cone, popcorn or cotton candy at the picnic.
  • The homeroom selling the most raffle tickets will will an ice cream treat party!
  • Please make sure your child's name and homeroom is on the envelope you turn in. 
Questions? Contact Leah Raluy at

Used Book Sale
May 13 - 17
  • Students can shop during library class.  
  • Parents can shop after school from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  
  • Paperback books will be sold for .50 cents
  • Hardcover books for $1.00.  
Students can build their summer reading collection by shopping books donated by SMM families. Funds from the used book sale will benefit the school library. Books that are unsold will be added to the library and/or donated to charity organizations. 

Want to Help?
Contact Mrs. Wicke to ask about volunteering for the sale.
Field Day Bag Lunch Option
Orders due by Friday, May 17
$3.50 per bag lunch

The cafeteria is offering Field Day Bag Lunches this year as a service to our families. There is no regular cafeteria service on Field Day, and students are asked to bring their lunches and eat in the their classrooms. Please click here for the order form and complete details. The cost is $3.50 and orders are due by Friday, May 17.

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. 

Things your child will need:
  • A bagged lunch or purchase a box lunch from the cafeteria (see information above).
  • A few dollars (please no large bills!) $1.00 water, $1.50 popcorn and $2.00 snow cones.
  • Please place money in a Ziplock bag with their name and class on it! (It will be returned if lost.) 
All profits go towards 8 th grade field trips!

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.
Please have your child were the designated shirt.
JK - Green
K - Yellow
1 st - Red
2 nd - Purple
3 rd - Royal Blue
- Grey
5 th  - Neon Green
6 th - White
7 th - Shirt color designated by job for the day.

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

Thank you for the wonderful response to the Waterstep shoe collection!  

3,000 pounds of shoes 
were collected!

Additional 7th Grade Students Recognized
7th Grade DUKE Tip 
Participants and Recognition 

The following students were left off of the Duke TIP initial recognition list that was published in our April 26 school newsletter.
Please congratulate the following 7th grade students who also participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program this winter.  These students took the ACT college entrance examination:
CeCe Cotton, Audrey Kiefer, Ryan Piazza, 
and Morgan Thompson

Special recognition at the  State Level will also  be:  
Ryan Piazza

The following 7 th grade students qualified for the opportunity to participate in the Duke Summer Studies Program:
  CeCe Cotton and Ryan Piazza

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

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!
Assumption Summer Camps 2019
Assumption is the place to be this summer! 

Campers (boys & girls grades K-11) will enjoy stimulating new experiences in a safe and caring environment from digital photography, hand lettering, girl empowerment, poetry, and mythology to top-ranked coaches who will lead athletic camps in volleyball, soccer, basketball, field hockey, cross country, softball, lacrosse, cheer, and archery. Early registration is recommended. 
Click here or call 502-271-2675.