September 21, 2018
 
  
St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Parent Teacher Student 
Fall Conferences 
Forms Due Friday, September 28

Our Fall Parent-Teacher-Student (PTS) conferences will be held on:
  • Wednesday, October 10
    2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11
    7:30 a.m. - noon

A form was e-mailed on Thursday detailing more specific information. Please click here if you need an additional form. These forms are to be returned to only or oldest child's homeroom teacher by Friday, September 28. We appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to seeing everyone at conferences.


A big thank you to our 7/8th grade families for hosting a delicious Dine & Dash luncheon on Tuesday for the entire SMM staff.  We loved all of the yummy Mexican food and tasty desserts.
Prospective Parent 
Tours
Tuesday, October 23

Help us Spread the Word!

School Tours available at:
  
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

All tours begin at the 
school office.  
Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 10
Hospitality Room
12:30 - 6:00 pm

Contact Becky Hunter at 314-5340 or ashkeh3@yahoo.com  to register.
Students who recruit at least one donor will receive a recognition gift.

Rosary Club
Starting in October

The Rosary Club will begin on Thursdays starting October 18 for 4-8th grade students. Third grade students may join beginning November 4. Students are welcome to join year around! Click here to access the Rosary Club information and registration sheet.
 
Click here to see the complete listing of all after school activities,   You can also access the information on our school website under the Student Academic tab, then Afterschool Enrichment. 


Tina Cozzens,  SMM Cafeteria Cook.

Jimmy Bowles , former route #6 bus driver, as he fights cancer. 

Jennifer and Max Albright.
News from Mrs. Sims

I've got some important questions for you. Why did you send your child, or children, to St. Margaret Mary School? What are the benefits of a faith-filled education? What is it about the tradition and excellence of our school that makes you proud? I'm sure that your answers will vary and that on any given day they could be different. As your principal, I'm asking that we all focus on the positive aspects of our school and refrain from dwelling on the perceived negatives. Posting negative comments on social media is not an effective way to bring about change. It is merely a way to spread more negativity, and it hurts our school.

Each parent and student signs a form at the beginning of the school year stating that they will abide by the rules in the school handbook. Are you expected to agree with every rule? Of course not. Are you expected to support and follow the rules? Yes. That is part of what we do as good school citizens. The rules that we have here keep students safe, keep students focused on their work, foster kindness and acceptance, and allow the staff to focus on what is truly important each day. Thank you for supporting SMM!

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims, Principal

Blessing of the Animals
Thursday, October 4 
2:15 pm
Football Field

In order that our student dismissal runs smoothly that day, please abide by the following:

Anyone bringing an animal to be blessed is asked to park in the church parking lot, NOT in the regular carpool line.
  • Please let your child's teacher know that he/she will need to be dismissed at 2:15 pm on that day so that they can attend the Blessing. You can send a note or e-mail to the homeroom teacher letting them know that your child will have a pet participating in the Blessing.
  • If you have a dog to be blessed, you will need to gather on the end of the football field closest to the church.
  • If you have a cat to be blessed, you will need to gather on the end of the football field closest to the PAC.
  • All the other animals will need to gather in the middle of the football field.
  • Immediately following the Blessing, you and your child/children are dismissed and should proceed to your cars.
  • All those students not participating in the Blessing will be dismissed at 2:45 pm
Thanks in advance for your attention to this request!  We hope to see you and your pet there.
PTO News
Friday, October 19, 2018

Our Mustang Mile fundraiser kicks off in just 1 WEEK! We will kick off with a pep rally next Friday, September 28th! The Mustang Mile will take place on October 19th! This event will help raise funds to enhance your child's experience at SMM, and we need your help!  Log in to https://funrun.com   and register your child today!  #SMM2018MustangMile
Friday, October 26

T he Fall Festival Decoration Committee is looking for Halloween decorations new or gently used. If you have any that you would like to donate, please email Whitney Thompson collinswk@hotmail.com or Susan Vlahos sdvlahos@hotmail.com and we will arrange pick up. 

Lots of planning is going on behind-the-scenes to make this our best ever.  If you have questions before our big event on October 26th, contact Event Chair Natalie Younger at nattomcole@yahoo.com .
 
A special thank you goes out to our friends at Oxmoor Auto Group for their support of this year's Fall Festival.

Please join us in
sympathy ... 


Mrs. Mary Gilroy, KM Instructional assistant,  a nd her family on the passing of her husband.

Brooke Brumleve, 5P, and her family on the passing of her paternal grandmother.