May 12, 2017

St. Margaret Mary
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Last Day of School
Thursday, May 25
12:30 pm Dismissal*
* Please note that this early dismissal time is different than the typical 1:15 pm dismissal.

Friday, May 26 has been set aside for Parent-Teacher-Student. Please contact your teacher to request a conference if needed. 
Free Dress Day
in exchange for a
Monetary Donation to
St. Joseph Children's Home

Friday, May 19
2017-18 Book Fees
Coming Soon!
May 19 - 31

Please be on the lookout for an email that Book Fees are coming due for the 2017-18 school year. We expect the window to pay for Book Fees will be May 19 - 31. The base fee per child will be $525. Incoming 6th & 7th grades have an additional $100 Chromebook fee. The JK book fee is $260.
School-wide Food Drive
to benefit Kentucky Harvest
Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19
Sponsored by 1st Grade Step By Step

Please consider donating can goods and other non-perishable food items.
The homeroom with the largest collection will  receive a Papa John's Pizza Party!
Beef Jerky & Gum Donations
Military Care Packages
Due by Friday, May 19

SMM Girl Scout Troop 365 is collecting items for military care packages. We are specifically collecting beef jerky and gum. If you would like to donate, please bring them to the box by the school. Please help support our military. Thank you!
2017-18 School Supplies

We are pleased to release the School Supplies List for the 2017-18 school year.

Pre-Packaged Supplies
Online Orders are due on Monday, May 22. Orders paid by check or cash are due by Wednesday, May 24.
Click here to access the order form.

All lists and the order form are also available under News on Sycamore and on the school website under Parent Resources.
2017-18 School Year
Deadline for Interest Forms
Thursday, May 25

Deadline to express your interest is the last day of school on Thursday, May 25. Click here for more information.
USED Markers Needed!

The 2nd graders are collecting used, worn out markers to send off for recycling into fuel! Rather than tossing your used markers, please put them in the collection boxes on printer stands in the school hallways or take them to any 2nd grade classroom. Thank you! 
Pull Tab Collection
Due Friday, May 19

The Kindergarten class is still collecting pull tabs from soda and soup cans to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Please turn in your pull tabs no later than Friday, May 19th. Thank you for your support!
Royal Tea Party
with your favorite Princesses and Princes
to benefit Manual's YPAS
Saturday, May 20
2:00 pm
Beargrass Christian Church
Click here to learn more.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, May 16, the following students will accompany Mindy Glass. Student volunteers are: Mallory Glass, Bella Granger, Isabelle Hass, and Savannah Roby.

Please join us in prayers for . . .

Mrs. Brenda Clark's (School Counselor), new granddaughter. 

Mr. & Mrs. Anna & Dustin Sheehan and Aidan (KM).
Mrs. Angie Tobias, Gabi (6Z) and Emily (1C).
Please join us in 
sympathy for . . .

Mrs. Susan Andriot  (6th grade Instructional Assistant) and  Daniel (KL)  and  David (3S)  Andriot on the death of her father and their grandfather.

Reese (7W) and Carter (3S) Quinlan on the death of their Maternal Great-Grandmother.
Honor Thy Children Safe Environment Training
Monday, June 5
6:30 pm
SMM Hospitality Room
News from Mrs. Sims

"Lord, we hear you calling us to face new beginnings, to leave the old behind, to discover new and deeper parts of our total being.  Let us know the blessing of your presence in these transitions."

     M ay 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 count down the days until summer vacation, let's not forget all of the wonderful things that are still going on. Our 2nd and 6th graders planned and conducted a beautiful May Crowning Ceremony on Tuesday in loving tribute to Mary. The 4th 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 8th graders as we go to Kings Island, have our cookout, and experience graduation day.
     A big thanks goes out to all of the parent volunteers who help us with all of these activities. We couldn't do it without you! 
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
God Bless You,
Wendy Sims, Principal

Announcing our new Cafeteria Service!

St. Margaret Mary School is pleased to announce that we have chosen Taher, Inc. to manage our school cafeteria for the 2017-18 school year. Taher has been in food service for 36 years and is excited to move into the Louisville market. Our school will have an on-site chef and all of the support of the Taher team. Taher's mission is to provide students with nutritious, freshly prepared meals at an affordable price. 

T aher will be visiting SMM during lunches on Friday, May 19th.  An Executive Chef will provide students and staff members with samples of their foods.   What a great way to introduce the program to our community!  
Cafeteria Dates

Tuesday, May 23 - Last day that the cafeteria will be serving  

Wednesday, May 24 - Field Day - Please  pack a lunch & drink 

Thursday, May 25 - Last Day of School - Please pack a lunch & drink.  Don't forget 12:30 dismissal!

In our email communication last week, these dates and days did not match up. These dates are listed correctly here. We apologize for the inaccurate information.
Field Day Fun
Wednesday, May 24

Our 7th grade students and PE teachers have a great day of fun and frolicking planned for Field Day. Each grade has specific color shirt that should be worn. Students must bring a lunch and drink as the cafeteria will be closed. Concessions will be available to purchase so plan to bring your dollar bills in a ziploc bag marked with your student's name and homeroom. Parents may click here to volunteer. 

Complete Field Day details are available here
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 23; lunch cost is $2.70 per day.
  • 8th grade students must be paid up by Tuesday, May 16 to participate in Graduation activities on Wednesday, May 17. 
  • All other grades must be paid by Tuesday, May 23 for the student to participate in Field Day on Wednesday, May 24. 
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 cafeteria manager, Lydia Johnson  or 426-2635, ext.135.
2016-17 Yearbooks
Have Arrived!
The SMM 2016-17 Yearbook has arrived and will distributed to JK - 7th grade students beginning Monday, May 22. There will be an opportunity for the students to sign each other's yearbooks in the classrooms. 
We are close to selling out,
so please place your order immediately. 
If you have placed an order, but not completed payment, a book is not being held for you. Please send in your payment.

Yearbooks are $32 this school year with additional yearbooks each being $30. Please DO NOT order a yearbook for your 8th grade student; they will automatically receive a yearbook at graduation.

The link to order a yearbook is also on the school website  under Parent Resources, Yearbook.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Delk at

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 41 students take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam.

Of those, 15 students have been recognized for receiving scores at the State Recognition Level, and we had one student receive a score to be recognized at the Grand Recognition Level. Congratulations to  Carly Henry (7S) on this amazing recognition. 

To see a comprehensive list of all students who participated and received recognition, please click here.
SMM Art Students Win in Local Competitions 
Every spring, SMM student artwork is entered into two local competitions. We had a winner in the Annual Horsing Around with Art contest, where the winners' art is on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum: 
  • Olivia Neil (8V) Honorable Mention in her division. 
Out of hundreds of entries in the Derby Festival Art Show. SMM had two winners! 
  • Cody Seymour (1N)  2nd place in his division
  • Brennan Stewart (6S/V)  Honorable Mention in his division

Their artwork was displayed at several locations during this Derby season, including the Parade Preview.

Congratulations to these talented students!
Plans are Underway!
2017 Fall Festival and Mustang Mile
Mustang Mile = October 13
Fall Festival = October 20
The Planning Committees for the Fall Festival and Mustang Mile are forming now. We'd love your help! There are roles big and small - we'll find something that works to your interest and time. This is a great way to meet other parents in a fun way to support our school.  
Mustang Mile: Contact Co-chair Amy Stephenson
Fall Festival: Contact Co-chairs Amy Craft or Erin Bukowski
First meeting . . .
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 pm
Amy Craft's house, 305 S. Lyndon Lane. Children welcome.
Summer School at SMM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays
June 13 - July 13
9:00 am - Noon
Students entering K - 8th grade

Please click here to learn more. 
Click here to access the registration form.
Nursery Help

Parishioners are needed at 10:00 am Mass to serve the tiniest members of our parish. If you've used this service in the past or will be using it in the future, please pay it forward. We'd like to keep nursery open thru the summer months if possible. Click here to sign up. 
Volunteer REQUIREMENTS: Current Background Check & Safe Environment Training. Contact Tara Mattingly for more information.
SMM Vacation Bible School 

"Maker Fun Factory;
Created by God, Built for a Purpose"

 Tuesday - Thursday, June 20-22
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Ages: 4 yrs old - 4th grade  (just completed)
Cost: $25;  T-shirt registration deadline: June 14  
At Totally Catholic Maker Fun Factory, kids will visit several stations each day. Each station features a different activity that reinforces what kids are learning about Jesus.

Please  click here  to volunteer or for more information.
SMM Social Media Connections 

Like us on Facebook! 
St. Margaret Mary School

Follow us on Twitter! 

Catch  us on Instagram!