September 9, 2016
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
Saint Teresa of Calcutta

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Free Dress or Wear Pink!
Tuesday, September 13
in exchange for a donation to Twisted Pink!

As a part of the Give Local Louisville , we are asking our SMM school community to   Make Pink Matter.

Twisted Pink is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission to cure breast cancer by funding metastic (stage IV) breast cancer
research while exposing the hidden statics of the disease. The organization was founded by  SMM parishioner and school mom, Caroline Johnson , after treatment for stage III breast cancer. They have raised over $250,000 since June 2014.
School Directory

If you would like to print a School Directory, please log into Sycamore by clicking on the red sycamore leaf above.  Our school code is  2926 . Next, select  Front Desk from the upper, left side options, now select  Family Directory . You may print the full directory by selecting the Light Blue Box in the top, right corner that states Print.

Calendar Items 
The entire calendar of school activities is available on Sycamore. 

How to view it . . .
Please click on the red sycamore leaf above to access the Sycamore website. Our school code is 
2926. The calendar can be found under  School  on the upper, left side of the page, then select Calendar. To view more than the next 20 events, select  All Events  (in blue lettering) on the upper right. You can even select various categories to view on the upper right drop down box. Items are also color coded. 
Family Nights
September  11 - 13

There will be three Family Nights in September (Sunday, September 11 - Tuesday, September 13) due to the Parish Mission.

On Family Nights, all school, athletic ministry, and parish activities are 
cancelled beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be no homework assigned on these special nights and no tests are to be given on the day following a Family Night. 
Parish Mission
Sunday - Tuesday
September 11-13
6:30 pm

Note the time change from previous publication.

All are welcome!
(kids & adults)

Each night of the mission will be under an hour. A time to stir your soul and heart. Come join us!
There are many great opportunities for learning and fun this fall with a variety of After School Enrichment Opportunities. 

A complete listing is posted on our school website under the Student Academic tab, then Afterschool Enrichment. Check them out by clicking here

Step by Step Volunteer Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, September 15
The SBS Volunteer Kickoff Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 1:00 pm in the Hospitality Room.  As you know, SBS helps to bring Stewardship into our children's classrooms.  We need volunteers for Grades K- 7 and there are varying commitment levels of opportunities.  Please stop by and see if SBS is a good fit for your Stewardship.  Any questions, please email
The family that turns in the most box tops will receive a free dress pass!
You can  click here to access the collection sheet.  The deadline is Friday, September 16.
 Happy Clipping!
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:

Mrs. Ann Thornberry , instructional assistant in 1C, and her family on the death of her sister-in-law.

Keet Seigfreid , KL, and his family on the death of both of this great grandmothers this week.
Volunteers Needed 

The church is looking for volunteers to help in the nursery during the 10:00 am Mass. Please click here to access the sign-up genius. Thank you!
Flu Shots
offered by Kroger
Thursday, October 13
9:00 - 10:30 am

Adults only, please. Insurance will be accepted.
News from Mrs. Sims

We were blessed this week at SMM to be able to celebrate our grandparents. A grandparent is a treasure whose life can inspire and enrich the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents give us unconditional love and support; they share their experience, talents, wisdom and patience willingly with others. The love, pride, and joy that shown on the faces of the children and their grandparents make Grandparents' Day a favorite on our school calendar. A big thanks goes out to the PTO members who worked hard to make these days memorable. Thanks to all who contributed goodies for the breakfasts. Your hard work was much appreciated.

On another note, I want to thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to make Sycamore the best it can be.  Though we all received preliminary training, we continue to learn new things as we go and are working hard to smooth out the system. Sycamore contains multiple capabilities, and we have just begun to scratch the surface.  As with any new large project, there are growing pains for us all.  Please continue to be patient, and we will continue to learn and grow in our Sycamore mastery.

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims
PTO News
Tuesday, September 13 
Chick Fil A fundraisers are back, starting next week on Tuesday, September 13th. Come out and eat chicken in support of your SMM School! St. Matthews and Mall of St. Matthews locations.

Grandparents Day
The SMM PTO would like to thank all the Grandparents who came to visit and share a special morning with their grandchildren here at SMM this week. Many thanks also to all the volunteers who helped setup, work and clean up after the event as well as thanks to everyone who donated food items. Our SMM parents and staff helped make this event a success. And a special thanks to Fr. Bill for providing two wonderful masses this week for our Grandparents and Grandchildren. 

Fall Festival Basket Donations
Fall Festival is just around the corner and it's time to start working on our great Basket Auction! We are doing things a little differently with Theme Baskets and need your help. Please click here to find all the information to donate an item or make a monetary donation. Something new each week! With your support we know the auction will be a great success. 

Wine & Cheese Celebration
Please  click here  to access all of the details about the Wine & Cheese Celebration on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm to kick-off the planning of the Gala. Please RSVP by  clicking here . The Gala will be held on February 25, 2017.

Friday, October 28 
The Mustang Mile
Fall Festival

Looking for Mustang Spirit Wear?
Please   click here   to view all of the great items at the online Spirit Wear store. There is also a link on our school website under Parent Resources, then Spirit Wear Website.
Please help us spread the word that St. Margaret Mary School will be hosting an Open House on  Tuesday, October 25 for prospective school families. Tours are available at  9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am and 6:00 pm beginning at the school office.
St. Margaret Mary                   
   Friday, September 23, 2016
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. I ncludes lunch, dinner, cart and drink tickets! 
Q uestions?  Bob Bender  502-376-7676
Volunteers also needed!
Basketball Sign-ups Open NOW!
We're excited about another hoops season so don't wait to get your 3 - 8 grade son or daughter signed up at

The cost is $70 per player if you sign up by September 30.  There is a late fee of $10 after September 30.  You must sign up by October 14!  This is to allow adequate time for determination of number of teams, coaches and uniforms.  You may pay when you register, but the fee is not due until Oct 14th.  

There are tryouts in late October; we usually have 3 - 8 teams per age division.  Practices are twice a week starting in November. League games are played at various schools in December and January. CSAA tournament (5- 8 grades) begins first week of February with the finals the 2nd or 3rd weekend of February.

Questions?  Matt Stull (Boys) at  or Bob Bender (Girls) at

Interested in coaching basketball?
Anyone wishing to coach must fill out an online coaching interest form/application at and have a background check on file as well as attend the Archdiocese of Louisville Safe Environment Training and Play Like A Champion Today Coach Workshop.  
Need time for yourself?  Take some time to renew yourself at the "Christ Renews His Parish" Retreat. Click here  for information about the retreat weekends.
 A Renewal Retreat 
at St. Margaret Mary
Men's Retreat: September 24-25
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