May 17, 2019
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
Last Day of School
Thursday, May 23
12:30 p.m. Dismissal*

* Please note that this early dismissal time is different than the typical 1:15 p.m. dismissal.

Friday, May 24 has been set aside for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. Please contact your teacher to request a conference if needed. 

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 
Due  Thursday, May 23

Deadline to express your interest is the last day of school on Thursday, May 23.  Click here for more information.
2018-19 Book Fees  
Due Now through May 31
Now - Friday, May 31

The window to pay your family's annual Book Fees for the 2019-20 school year is open! Please take a few minutes to complete the payment in Sycamore between now and May 31. After June 1, a $100 late fee will be charged.

Please click here to access the steps in Sycamore to complete the process.

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.
Now - Friday, May 31
Book Fees Due for 2018-19 school year. ($100 late fee beginning June 1.)

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

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

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

7th Grade Families

Thank you for the delicious treats and volunteers who set up and served the 8th Grade Graduation reception Wednesday evening. You are appreciated!
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!

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.
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

Thank you to the amazing parent drivers and student volunteers who have served the homeless throughout the school year. Over 80 6-8th grade students and 24 parent volunteers served this school year on Tuesday afternoons!
Please join us in 
sympathy . . .

Lilee Oliver (4C) and her family on the passing of her maternal uncle.

Please join us in
prayer for . . .

Jimmy Etheridge,
father of Tobie (7G), Tatum (5D), and Tate (2L) Etheridge.

Ms. Sarah Voit, Jr. High Teacher

Patrick McSweeney, SMM Alum

Leslie Dearing , mom of Nolan Dearing (2L)

Jimmy Bowles
(former SMM bus driver)

St. Margaret Mary's Annual Parish Picnic
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Summer Swim Camp
Ages 8 - up

The coaches at Saint Xavier would like to invite swimmers ages 8 and up to participate in this summer's Tiger Swim Camp. Click here for full details.

St. Margaret Mary Graduates - Class of 2019
Benjamin Abney
Grant Albertson
Drew Allen
Xander Anderson
Jason Appel
Nick Archer
Abigail Ayre
Jameson Barber
Christian Barbour
Emma Barry
Mariam Billings
Will Boehm
Abby Boggs
Mia Brehm
Ben Breunig
Carter Brown
Bryce Buckley
Peyton Burnham
Georgia Clark
Mackenzie Cockerill
Cruz Colvin
Aidan Conlin
Zoe Cooper
Brendan Cortes
Matthew Croce
Chase Dillon
Owen Estes
Andrew Etscorn

Sam Farmer
Isabella Federspiel
Jack Fitzgerald
Isabelle George
Jack Graves
Jake Hanke
Trey Harris
Evelyn Hart
Daniel Hasselwander
Connor Hennessey
Nikolas Hensel
Seth Jennings
Eden Jessie
Brooke Just
Brandon King
Noah Lim
Audrey Lucas
Macy Malone
Pablo A. Martinez A.
Drew McClure
Mickey McGrath
Lauren Meyer
Tyler Mike
Walker Moorman
Ellie Neil
Nathan Nopper
Alex O'Brien
Lily Grace O'Daniel

Lindle Osiecki
Matthew Pacanowski
Alex Powers
Patrick Raluy
Leonora Reader
Grace Rice
Ava Rich
Ashley Ruiz
Gary Russell
Liam Ryan
Jackson Schneidtmiller
Jacob Schoenbaechler
Laine Schulten
Georgia Simon
James Stegman
Brennan Stewart
Saylor Thomas
Alex Thompson
Gabi Tobias
Ryan Tucker
Lauren Varga
Laiken Weber
Andrew Weikert
Joseph Weis
Ava Western
Peyton Wright
Sophia Young
Evan Yowell

Lunch Account Balances Due by
Tuesday, May 21

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.
  • All 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 or 426-2635, ext.135.
Cafeteria Menu & Dates - Next Week 

Monday, May 20
Tuesday, May 21
* Chicken Marinara over Pasta with garlic
* Fish & Chips
* Egg & Cheese on English Muffin
* Yogurt Pack
* Breakfast Potato 
* Burger & Fries
* Cheesy Flat Bread
* Wow Butter & Jelly Sandwich
* Corn

Tuesday, May 21  - Last day that the cafeteria will be serving.  
Wednesday, May 23  - Field Day - Please pack a lunch & drink.
Thursday, May 24  - Last Day of School - Please pack a lunch & drink. Don't forget 12:30 p.m. dismissal!
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.
2018-19 School Yearbook
Yearbooks are still available for purchase!
They were distributed to the classrooms today. Don't delay!
  • 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
2019 SMM Art Fair Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2019 SMM Art Fair!  The judge this year was the art teacher from St. Patrick Catholic School.  Each student chose one work of art from their portfolio to be entered in the contest.

Please  click here to view a complete listing of all winners. 

Parish Picnic Raffle Tickets
Student Incentives

Thank you to all the families that turned in raffle tickets for our Parish Picnic.
Our school families
 raised over $8,400.00 for our annual picnic.  

The families that sold 15 or more raffle tickets have earned Free Dress and ice cream at lunch on Monday, May 20th. The classrooms that won the ice cream treat for selling the most tickets is 4R & 5D. Incentives  to be redeemed at the Parish Picnic were sent home in today's Friday folder.  

Questions? Please contact Leah Raluy
Important Dates for 2019-2020
PTO Events

Wednesday,  September 4, 2019
This is a back-to-school kick-off Spirit Night event and will be a Battle of the Classes. Mark your calendars; more info to come!

Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Committee is forming now! Please contact Susan Vlahos at if interested in helping out.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Next year's event will be held at St. Margaret Mary!

Recycling of Caps = Park Bench

Step By Step would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped out with the caps collection. The project was a HUGE success thanks to everyone's generous donations. We collected well over our goal of 200 lbs of plastic caps! The new bench will arrive this summer, and we will have more details about its placement and dedication soon. Thank you for your help and support!

Interested in connecting with other SMM families? Sharing your talents?
Having fun while volunteering?
The 2019 SMM Fall Festival committee needs you!  
Join this amazing team for our brief and kid-friendly kick-off meeting.
Thursday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Spirituality Center
Questions? Contact Susan Vlahos at
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!