October 5, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter
October 10
Early Dismissal
1:15 p.m.

Please make proper arrangements for your children.

Fall Break

Due to Fall Break there is no school on the following days:
  • Friday, October 12
  • Monday, October 15
May you have safe travels
and relaxing days!

Parent Teacher Student 
Fall Conferences 

Wednesday, October 10
afternoon conferences 

Thursday, October 11
morning conferences 

All families should have received forms from their homeroom teachers with  the time that has been designated for your conference.  

If for any reason you cannot make your scheduled conference time, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.   Any student not attending their conference will be counted as absent for the conference day. We look forward to seeing everyone next week.
Fundraiser Day
Tuesday, October 9
St. Matthews & Middletown locations

Please mention that you are there in support of St. Margaret Mary School/Mustang Mile so that 15% of your order will be donated to SMM and the Mustang Mile goal!

No cooking on Tuesday, parents! 

Prospective Parent 
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 p.m.

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

Let's support
Lucas Schneidtmiller!
JDRF One Walk

Please join SMM Lucas
Schneidtmiller (4C) and his team in  participating in the JDRF One Walk on Saturday, October 13. The walk raises money for juvenile diabetes research. Click here to access the team page for Lucas where you can donate, join the team, and walk with him. 
2018 SMM Children's Christmas Celebration

Registration is open toALL parish children over the age of 3. Please register by Sunday, October 21.  Rehearsals begin Sunday, November 4. Performance will be Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. Click here for the registration form.

SMM Archery
Come join us as start our season of SMM Archery!
Fun, Games and treats!!

Sunday October 7
3:30-5:00 p.m. 

You are welcome to come see what Archery is all about or get your season started.  Regular practices will begin Monday, October 15 and will be on Mondays through the winter; times will be flexible.
Advertising Opportunity
Student Assignment Notebooks 

Do you love SMM? Would your business be interested in sponsoring our free assignment notebooks used for grades 6-8?  We need a few more people to help out, and it's a good way to advertise your business!

Patrick McSweeney, SMM alum, as he continues his fight against cancer.

Mike Ayer, dad of Max (3S), Sophie (6Z), and Abby (8C) Ayer.

Mary Gilroy, KM Instructional Assistant, and her family.

Tina Cozzens,  SMM Cafeteria Cook.

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

Jennifer and Max Albright.
Please join us in
sympathy ... 

Nolan Dearing, 2L, and his family on the passing of his maternal great grandfather.

News from Mrs. Sims

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." ~ William Arthur Ward
It is by working as a team that we can truly support the emotional, academic, and spiritual development of the students at St. Margaret Mary School. Next week's PTS conferences give us a wonderful way to connect and strengthen the lines of communication between school and home. You will learn about your child's academic and social progress so far this school year. You will also discuss with your child the goals he or she has set and can talk with the teacher about ways to help at home. The conferences are limited to 15 minutes each to ensure that everyone has a chance to meet. If the need arises for a more in depth conversation, please make a separate appointment so that the teacher has time to truly focus on your child's needs. We want to be considerate of the teacher's time as well as those who are anxiously waiting in the hallway for their turn. I look forward to seeing you next week!
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
If you have not heard from your homeroom teacher about getting connected in Remind, please reach out to them. Click here to view a listing of all our faculty and staff. 

We would LOVE to have all of our parents utilize this easy system to stay in the loop about tests, projects, and messages about your child's education!

Come visit us during Conferences!

You can also shop online at scholastic.com/fair. Search our school zip code, 40222, and click on St. Margaret Mary. Feel free to share this link with grandparents and extended family to shop for Christmas gifts.  
All classes will have a chance to visit the book fair and make purchases during their normally scheduled library time. Please help your student be a responsible consumer and teach them how to be prepared for making a purchase with money. We request that all students who bring money to school for the book fair, bring an envelope labeled with their name, homeroom, amount of money and the words "Book Fair". We will accept cash and checks only during school days. At conferences, we will also accept credit/debit cards.  
We look forward to seeing you at the book fair!
Library Help Needed

Thank you for your interest in supporting your child's school library program. With your help, we can make sure your child has a great experience in the SMM Library. Please consider spending an hour or two of your time each week to help out.  Please click here to volunteer for October through December.  
PTO News
Friday, October 19, 2018
The first full week of Mustang Mile has kicked off with a fantastic start!  We have raised over $21,499 and are well on our way to hitting our school goals!
  • Register your student at funrun.com. SHARE your child's pledge page with friends and family through email, FB, and text for pledges. Involve your kids! Set up your Student Star Video.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, October 9 is Salsarita night for the Mustang Mile! 15% of SMM food purchases will go towards our school fundraiser. Both locations are participating. Please tell your server you are with Mustang Mile!
  • Reminder - BALL CAP DAY this Monday, October 8 for class winners in each grade from the October 1 Student Star Video Challenge.
The Mustang Mile Committee appreciates your support! 
Thank you!

A special thank you goes out to our friends at Bill Collins Ford for their support of this year's Mustang Mile.

The Fall Festival Needs Your Help!
  Friday, October 26, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SMM Gym, Hospitality Room, & Back Parking Lot
We rely on our incredible SMM parents to help make the 2018 Fall Festival a fun, memorable event for our students!  There are a variety of volunteer roles available. You can view the SignUp Genius here. Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Wilhem at 502-494-5494 or Ashley.wilhem@yahoo.com
The Decoration Committee is in need of battery operated string lights and foam graveyard signs for the Haunted Halls. To loan yours for the night, call Susan Vlahos at 502.552.3890 or e-mail her at sdvlahos@hotmail.com
Tents & Tables
We are also in need of rectangle tables and portable tents for the booths. Please coordinate with Grace Vetter at 502-551-0070 or gracefontano@yahoo.com
3-on-3 Soccer Tournament
Calling all 5-8 graders, boys and girls! Registration flyers are in today's Friday folder for the 3rd Annual Soccer Tournament or click here to access the flyer. Questions? Contact Hollie or John Michael Hayden at holliehayden@gmail.com

Plan Ahead
Get in on a deal for Fall Festival wristbands for unlimited use of the Bouncies. Game tickets can also be pre-ordered. Order forms are in your Friday Folder or available on this flyer.
A special thank you goes out to our friends at Oxmoor Auto Group for their support of this year's Fall Festival.
Chili Cook Off 
RE-FOCCUS Marriage
Saturday, October 20
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun, as the SMM Couple's Ministry hosts a Red and White Chili Cook Off. Bring your best pot of chili to share and see if you can win 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize for the best red and white pots of chili. 

The evening will also include a Couples Check-up. We'll have a variety of deacons present to administer the RE-FOCCUS Inventory, an instrument similar to the FOCCUS Inventory given to engaged couples. Like the FOCCUS Inventory, this is a great and valuable tool for  helping married couples refocus their marriage to make it  more satisfying and more intimate.  You do not have to take the RE-FOCCUS inventory to attend. All married and engaged couples with great chili recipes are invited to take part in this fun event!

This event is limited to the first 100 couples, and childcare is limited to 50 children. 

Cost: $30 per couple for RE-FOCCUS processing (half of the $60.00 fee). There is no fee to participate  in the Chili Cook-Off. 
Contact Deacon Derrick Barnes at  502-381-1441 or  dbarnes@stmm.org to register for the chili cook-off and childcare; walk-ins for the chili cook-off are welcome. 
   SMM Athletic 
Spirit  Wear 
Online Ordering Available
No minimum amount required to order.

Go to www.lousportinggoods.com . Then click on the St. Margaret Mary tab on the right to see the new collection of  Athletics Spirit Wear for the 2018-19 year.
Louisville Sporting Goods also offers customized spirit wear.  Call LSG if you don't see what you want, and they will work with you to create your custom SMM spirit wear.

Email Chris Schneidtmiller or Warren Wright with any questions.