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Principal News ~ September 16, 2022

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School Office Hours:

The school office is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


On Fridays, the office closes at 3:30 p.m.

Attendance Guidelines:

IMPORTANT - You must communicate with the SCHOOL OFFICE by 9:00 a.m. if your child will be absent. If you do not call your child in for the day, we will call you directly throughout the day until we hear from you.


We worry about all our students and want to be sure they are safe.


Student Absent Guideline:



Tarty – Any student that comes to school between 8:55 – 9:15


A.M. Absence – Missing time between 9:15 – 12:00 for more than an hour


P.M. Absence - Missing time between 12:00 – 3:15 for more than an hour


Partial Absence – Missing any part of the school day for less than an hour


Full Day Absence – Any student that is missing 75% of the day (4.5 hours)


Notes will be documented through School Speak including late arrival and early dismissal times.

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Birthday Treat Guidelines:

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School recognizes that birthdays are a special day for our students. We must also ensure that parties and celebrations do not disrupt the instructional day or interfere with the health and safety of all students. Birthdays occurring on weekends are recognized on the morning announcements the following Monday. Summer birthdays are recognized before the end of the school year.


How to celebrate your child's birthday at STMM:

  • You are welcome to send in a low-cost non-food treat such as stickers, birthday pencils, tiny fidgets, (no toy weapons of any kind!), etc…

  • Individually wrapped treat (store-bought or homemade). This should be a small treat. Food options such as pizza, happy meals, or root beer floats are not permitted. This should be a snack that does not require any assembling.

  • Parents are asked to drop off the treats in the main office, and these treats will be delivered to the classroom.

  • Goody bags are not allowed. The school will not permit bouquets of balloons and other celebratory decorations to be sent to the classrooms. These can be distracting to students’ learning.

  • We do not recommend that the school be the primary point of distribution for birthday invitations. Teachers are not expected to hand out invitations for the child. If a child brings invitations to school, it is expected that the entire class is invited, or all of one gender (all boys or all girls).



***We kindly ask that you not ask teachers or staff to make an exception for your child. Making an exception for one child means we must make an exception for all, and that defeats the purpose of the policy. Teachers are also not allowed to distribute private party invitations to students.***

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Substitute Teachers Needed!

St. Margaret Mary is looking to build our substitute teachers list for the 2022 - 2023 school year.


Please contact Mrs. O'Hearn - bohearn@stmmschool.org.


Important Documents and Forms