January 30, 2018

St. Margaret Mary
Tuesday Reminder

Catholic Schools Week
Parents All School Mass 
Current Family Open House
Wednesday, January 31

On  Wednesday, January 31, we invite parents to join your students at the All School Mass that begins at 8:15 a.m. Open House in your child's classroom will follow Mass until 10:15 a.m.

Book Fair Time is HERE!
Closes Tuesday, February 6

The library will be open for the book fair before & after school each day and all day on P-T-S Conference Day, Thursday, February 1!

Please Note these
Important Calendar Items

Thursday, February 1
Book Fair

Friday, February 2 & Monday, February 5
No School - Winter Break
Monday, February 19
No School - Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 28
Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
End of 2nd Trimester

* The first snow day we had was built into the calendar. We do NOT have to give up a scheduled day off to make it up.
February Lunch Menu

Thank you to all that attended the SMM Father Daughter Dance sponsored by the SMM Girl Scouts! We appreciate your support.

Congratulations to Ava Herm (8V) and her dad Patrick Herm our first ever Princess & King of the Dance.
All School Spelling Bee Winners

Our 4th-8th grade students all participated in classroom Spelling Bees this week. Those classroom winners went on to participate in the All School Spelling Bee this morning.   Congratulations to all of the participants!
Overall school winner:
Annie Pilbean (5F) 
Reece Quinlan (8C)

Annie will represent SMM in the Archdiocese of Louisville Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 6.
School Uniforms Required
All Mondays 
beginning  February 12

Please remember that our Free Dress Mondays ended on January 29. School uniforms must be worn on all Mondays going forward.

Kroger Rewards = Big Money!

The SMM PTO has received $4,999.12 for the time period of  9/1/2017 through 11/30/2017. It is not too late to register and help support your school! Questions? click here or email: 
Stewardship Commitment Cards for 2018
Due NOW!

Please remember that all parish school families must return a completed stewardship card in order to enroll for the 2018-19 school year. 
Newest Mustang!
Congratulations to Emma (8S) and Ava (6Z) Redmon on the arrival of their new baby brother on January 25.
In Sympathy . . .

Please join us in prayers for:

Paige (1D), Brooke and Jenna (3S), and Katelyn (5P) Miranda on the passing of their paternal great grandmother.
Please join us in prayers for . . .

Mrs. Jude Bauer (Instructional Assistant in KM).

Ms. Melanie Hagan's (2H) mom.

Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 the following students will accompany  Molly Barbour  to volunteer: Christian Barbour, Pablo Martinez, Liam Ryan, & Brennan Stewart.

This volunteer opportunity is available for 6-8th grade students. To access a permission slip, please  click here.
C atholic Schools Week Schedule

     Wednesday, January 31: Student/Parent/Family Day
  • All School Mass: Parents invited!
  • Open House in the building for current families: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Spirit wear for students
  • Free cookie for students in the cafeteria
  • 8th grade vs. Teacher Volleyball game: 1:30 p.m.
  • A great evening to have a special family dinner with special prayers and cards.

Deadline - Thursday, February 1
Let's Groove at the SMM Gala!

Please join us February 10th at the Olmsted as we celebrate great friends and a WONDERful school and parish community at our annual Gala! We kindly request your reservation by February 1st. 70s attire is welcome but certainly not required; we just want to see you there!  Ticket form available 
here !
Win Fabulous Prizes with the SMM Pyramid!
(Formally known as the Wheel of Chance)

There is still time to secure your chance at winning a fantastic prize in our SMM Pyramid (formally the Wheel of Chance) at the Gala! Click here  to choose your prize!  But hurry, chances are selling out!
White-Out Skating Party
Tuesday, February 6
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Champs Rollerdome

Students should wear all white clothes. $10 per family; $5 per person. Skates are not included.

Sponsored by the
SMM Student Council.
School Advisory Council (SAC) Nominations
Deadline - Thursday, Feb. 15
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is currently accepting nominations for new members. New members will be elected by school families. The primary purpose of the SAC shall be to give guidance and advice to the Pastor and Principal. The SAC will consider the interest of all parents, students, and faculty. 

The term for a SAC member is three years. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, February 15th. 
If you are interested and have questions, please contact Holly Ryan hollyryan3@gmail.com or Nikki Boehm naboehm@yahoo.com regarding this opportunity. For more information, nomination forms were sent home today to the youngest or only child in each family. You may also click here to access the form.
Sponsored by your PTO 

Tuesday, February 13
Thursday, February 15
Last names A- L
Last names M - Z
Please join us with your child(ren) in the Hospitality Room featuring My Favorite Muffin and Heine Brothers Coffee.  Festivities begin at 7:15 a.m. and will conclude at 7:45 a.m. in order to allow students time to settle in their classrooms before the school day begins.

Stewardship opportunity available:  Please visit here
to volunteer at this wonderful event!
ALL Spring Sports Registration

ALL sports are open for registration! The spring sports include the following:
K-2 Soccer 3-8th Soccer
Softball Track
Tennis Lacrosse
Boys Volleyball
Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines for each sport.  Thank you and go Mustangs!  Click here to access the athletics  website and register.
Spots Still Available!            

A Renewal Experience at
St. Margaret Mary 2018

Women's Weekend:   February 17/18      

Men's Weekend:        March 3/4
Take time for yourself and for God!

Click here for the Women's CRHP Retreat Information or contact Susan Sherman at 502-548-2161 or susherman@twc.com

Click here for the Men's CRHP Retreat or contact Drew Chambers at 502-387-2198 or drew.chambers@mcmcpa.com
Spots are limited and are filling up quickly. Spots will be reserved on a first come/first serve basis. 
Looking for Prayer Sponsors 

We are looking for parishioners to pray for retreatants for the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish Retreats this February and March. This is a wonderful way to support the CRHP retreats from home!
CRHP retreats are an impactful way for parishioners to renew their lives and for our parish to be renewed in Christ. One of the main goals of the retreat is to increase prayer within our parish.  Will you commit to being a prayer sponsor? We will assign you the name of a retreatant so that you can pray for that individual and their upcoming retreat.  Please contact Amy DeRenzo Hulbert at 502-298-8635 or  amy@derenzolaw.com
Celebrate Marriage In February!
National Marriage Week, February 7-14, 2018
World Marriage Day, February 11, 2018

The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day are opportunities to focus on building a culture of life and love by supporting and promoting marriage and the family!