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St. Margaret Mary School
School Newsletter

November 1, 2019
News from Mrs. Sims
We’ve had such a wonderful week!  We celebrated Halloween with classroom parties yesterday.  Today, we celebrated All Saints Day with mass.  This is a day set aside by the Catholic church to honor all of those who have gone to heaven.  

Mrs. Moore and I are busy completing the first semester teacher observations.  We will have them all completed by Thanksgiving.  It is a joy to be able to focus on the excellent and dedicated staff that we have at SMM.  The teachers are having fun exploring new ways to increase student engagement.  They are also working in professional learning teams to assess learning and improve instruction. Please take the time to thank your teachers for all they do to support your children.
May God Bless You and Your Family,
Wendy Sims, Principal 

6th Grade Musical!
November 13, 14, 15
 7:00 PM
This is a beautiful re-telling of the story of the Ugly Duckling and is suitable for all ages.  

The Homerooms in grades JK - 5 and 7 - 8 with the highest percentage of students attending will receive a pizza and dessert party. Thank you for supporting our 6th graders!
Tickets are on Sale Now!
Click here for instructions to purchase your tickets.

Canned Food Drive
11/4/19 - 11/8/19

It's time to bring in those cans of food for our Dare to Care Drive.
Please send cans of food or money to your child's homeroom.

Grades JK-5 will be competing by grade level for a popsicle party! 

Grades 6-8 will be competing by homeroom for a party!  
Please Click Here for information about 2nd Semester After School Activities.

News from the Library!

Thank you to everyone who shopped the book fair!  Our book fair was so successful that we have been offered the opportunity to host an author visit! 

Acclaimed author, Alan Gratz, will be visiting on Thursday, Nov. 14th to speak with students in grades 5 - 8.   Mr. Gratz will also participate in a book signing for students who have purchased his books.  

Please click here for more information about Alan Gratz. 

Please click here for presale book information.   

All order forms must be turned in to Mrs. Wicke prior to Nov. 14th.  
Mark Your Calendars:
Nov. 8  End of Trimester
Nov. 12  Picture retakes
Nov. 13  Early Dismissal 1:15PM
Nov.18-22  Girl Scout Towel Drive
Nov. 22  Report cards sent home
Nov 27-79  Thanksgiving Break
School Picture Re-Takes
Tuesday, November 12

Individual student pictures have been sent home.

Retakes will be on Tuesday, November 12.  Your child may wear free dress for the re-take. 

Please turn in the entire picture packet back to the school office to the attention of Mrs. Delk if getting a re-take. 

The picture day ID is: EVTFZPVT4 if ordering online at

Contact Mrs. Delk with questions at
*Our 6th-8th grade students may select from either menu
Franciscan Kitchen Volunteers

The following students will volunteer on Tuesday, November 5 with parent volunteer Lisa Gahwyler:  Austin Gahwyler, Maddex Ulanowski, and Cameron Harris.

Grandparent's Day is coming!

Friday, November 15
Child's Last Name A-L

Friday, November 22
Child's Last Name  M-Z

Please email your teachers and let them know the number of Grandparents or  Special People who will be attending!  Detailed information coming soon.

Vision Screening
Volunteers Needed
Thursday, November 14

The school office is in need of parent volunteers to assist with this year's Vision Screenings for students in Grades 2/4/6.

If you can help on Thursday, November 14 from  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, please contact Carman Wilcox in the school office or email We appreciate your help!

 Yearbook Pre Sale!

Pre Sale Orders for 2019-2020 yearbooks are now being accepted.  Order forms and checks should be turned in by Friday, November 22. 

Click here for the order form.
Congratulations to Fall Festival’s Fear Factor participants who guessed all six (6) items correctly. Special recognition goes to the winner of the $50 gift card, Lorelai Miller (3S).

Raegan McGarry (4R)
Addison Dattilo (4M)
Taylor Mills (5M)
Alexis Loveless (7G)
Ella Gatti (5F)
Eliana Rittmuller (5F)
Lilee Oliver (5M)
Teagan Young (1D)
Spencer Babin (6S)
Ari Lichtsteiner (5P)
Henle Newton (5P)
Zander Vlahos (4M)

Parish Events and Information

SMM Safety Seminar
Click here for more information.

Surviving the Holidays and Divorce Care
Click Here for more information

Advent Family Dinner (and wreath making)
Click here for more information.

All Parish Grounds Cleanup
Click here for more information and to sign up!

Mom 2 Mom Events
Click here for more information.

Children's Christmas Celebration
Click here for more information

Thank you to the wonderful room parents who hosted our fun Halloween parties!  

Leslie Nemes (Instructional Assistant in 3S), Sam Nemes (8V), Will Nemes (5F), and Daniel Nemes (3G), on the passing of their paternal grandfather/ father-in-law.