May 27, 2016

St. Margaret Mary
School Newsletter

Last Day of School
12:30 pm Dismissal 
Friday, May 27

Please note that this is a different early dismissal time than we typically have.
Book Fees & 
NEW Sycamore Student Information System

Everyone should have received their personalized emails on Thursday afternoon from the Sycamore education system. Please remember that your family's registration is not complete until payment is received. Cash and checks may be submitted to the school office, and credit card payments may  be made online. All registrations
must be complete by Friday, June 17.
Please contact us with any questions you have or 426-2635.
Summer Reading List

To view the LIST of Summer Reading Books, please click here.

To read a DESCRIPTION of each book, click here.
School Supplies 2016-2017

Please click here to view the list of school supplies needed for the 2016-17 school year. 
UPDATED Brochure!
Shaheen's School Uniform Information

Please click here to access a new version of the 2-page Shaheen's brochure with updated information on our SMM uniform options. Remember that Shaheen's will offer a 10% discount to our SMM families on clothing from June 15-30.

Starting in the fall, there will be some uniform additions and changes. Shaheens will be carrying items with our new logo, as seen below.
The new items will be phased in over the next two years, so they are not mandatory except for buying the new red t-shirt that will be used as the PE uniform and needed for field trips. PE shorts will be required.

Free Dress Pass Exchange

During the Student Open House on Sunday, August 14, families may exchange ONE unused free dress pass PER student from this school year for a new one for the 2016-17 school year.
Field Day

Thank you to all of those who helped make Field Day a success!  
  • John Tobias who donated his DJ talent and kept the kids dancing. 
  • PTO for donating the inflatables and snow cone machines. 
  • U of L men's soccer team for coming to play with the students.  
  • The many parent volunteers who generously shared their time. 
  • The Glass, Huff, Lee, and Nichols families for donating lunch for the ALL of the teachers! It was delicious and so generous!
A Message from the
University of Louisville Soccer Team

Thank you St. Margaret Mary for hosting us for your field day on Thursday. We enjoyed playing soccer and having fun with you!

We would like to invite you to join us at Lynn Stadium for camp this summer where you can kick it with our staff and players.   Please click here to learn more about U of L Soccer Camps.
Go Mustangs and Go Cards!
Check out the YMCA

Please click here to access a pass for a free/trial day at the YMCA. The pass expires on June 30. Additionally, the link provides details on a No Join Fee promotion that runs until June 6.
It's VBS Time!
June 21 - June 23

(Ages include 4-year-old to students who are completing 4th grade)

Please  click here for more information and the registration form.

VBS Volunteers Needed!
Please click here    to sign up for this opportunity.
Please join us in sympathy for . . .

Helen Holloway
(7G) and her family 
on the death of her grandfather.

Jenna (7S) and  Rachel (6Z)  Hamilton  and their family on the death of their maternal great grandmother.
2016-2017 School Calendar

Click here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
We hope your family has a
happy, fun, and safe summer!

Our school office will be open May 31 - June 24 from 8:00 am - noon Monday - Friday. The school office will not be open on the Friday, June 10 due to the Parish Picnic. We will also be in and out during July, so don't hesitate to contact us at or 426-2635. Additionally, Mrs. Sims is available throughout the summer at
St. Margaret Mary Parish Picnic
Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11
We need your help!
Donations for the Silent Auction Booth
The Picnic Committee is looking for the Parish's help with donations of new or antique items, gift cards and services for this annual fundraiser.  
Contact: Chad Babin at
Show Your Support for the Parish By:
  • Purchasing your raffle tickets. ONLY 3600 AVAILABLE
  • Purchasing Advanced Chicken Dinner tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase this weekend, June 4 & 5 in the Parish Hallway after all Masses.
  • Filling up Goodie Jars
  • Baking a Cake
  • Put a Picnic Sign in your yard
  • Donating items for the silent auction booth
  • Donating a prize for Putting Contest
  • Volunteer to work set-up or at the Picnic
  • Volunteer for breakdown on Sunday
Goodie Jars, Cake Domes & Chicken Dinner Tickets . . .
These are available for pick up after each mass or in the Parish Office Monday-Friday. Any donated items can be dropped off after masses or to the Parish Office Monday-Friday. Click here  to volunteer!
Looking Ahead  . . . Save the Dates!
May 31
Optional Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
June 1
Deadline for Sports Sign-Ups to avoid the Late Fee

June 6 - 10
SMM Drama Camp
June 10 & 11
SMM Summer Picnic
June 13 - July 13
Summer School 
June 21 - 23
Vacation Bible School
August 1 - 4
Jr. High Algebra Camp

6th grade Math Camp

August 10
NEW families to SMM  - Parent Orientation - 6:00 pm
August 14
Student Orientation / Open House - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

August 16
First Day of School - 8:00 am - 1:15 pm

Coffee and Tissues for our Kindergarten Families 7:30 - 8:30 am

August 25
PTO General Meeting followed by Parent Open House (Parents only) - 6:30 pm

September 6 & 8
Grandparents Day - All grades participate!
Last Names A-K September 6
Last Names L-Z September 8

October 28

SMM Walk & Fall Festival
February 11

SMM Gala at the Marriott

April 29

First Communion
Let's go Mustangs!
Due to being rained out on Thursday night, the SMM 7/8 grade girls soccer team is in the soccer semi-finals against St. Albert on  Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 at Mary Queen of Peace.  If they win Tuesday, they play will play for the City Championship at a future time that has not been released.
  Please come out and support our Mustangs. Go Mustangs!
Congratulations, Mustangs! 

Girls Softball Team - 5/6th grade
Congratulations to our 5/6th grade girls softball team on receiving R unners Up in the CSAA City Championship this past weekend. Great job by our players and coaches for bringing home the first softball trophy in many years. 
Track Team - Grades 5-8

Congratulations to all the participants of the SMM 5-8 Track Team that participated in the CSAA City Championship held at St. Xavier High School on April 24, 2016.  Please  click here  to view a complete listing of the SMM winners.
Girl Scouts Silver Award

Two of our recent 8th grade graduates, Olivia Hanke and Ella Springer, along with Molly Ricketts from St. Patrick's School, recently completed their Girl Scout Silver Award, the 2nd highest award in Girl Scouts, and the highest level they can achieve for their age. Their year-long work was completed when they, with friends and family, installed over 60 signs on Waterfront trash cans around the base of the Big Four bridge.
All three girls are members of SMM sponsored Troop 233.

Fall Festival Committee
Members Needed!

Want to have some fun, meet fellow parents and help SMM at the same time? Then join the PTO's Fall Festival Committee!  Our event is set for Friday, October 28th and plans will be underway this summer to make sure it's our most successful year ever.  To lend a hand and join a subcommittee, contact Event Chair Amy Craft at or 513.519.1816. Our first meeting will be June 15th at 7:00 pm at Amy Craft's home - 305 S. Lyndon Lane.
Help is needed organizing the night's activities (we'll have a Halloween theme this year!), securing corporate sponsorships and items for our auction baskets, running the kitchen, and coordinating volunteers. 
Save the Date!
Celebration of Marriage Dinner
August 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

All married couples are invited to an evening of dinner and entertainment brought to you by the Couple's Ministry at SMM.  A date night for you and your spouse!  Dinner will be held in the Hospitality Room. Child care is provided.  Come and enjoy a night of fun with other couples and possibly test your skills at the Newlywed Game.

Please click here to learn more and sign up.